Meet the Authors of Her Badass Story
Meet The Authors Event!
About Dr. Lori Monaco
Dr. Lori Monaco is the founder and CEO of Align Yourself Inc. She is a Chiropractor, teacher, speaker, and coach, specializing in mindfulness practice, transformation, and aligning with authentic self to create an abundant life.
Known as the Badass Buddha, she is the creator of “The 7 Core Pillars of Self” where she teaches people to align with the seven pillars of the mental, emotional, physical, physiological, social, spiritual, and financial states of being. Aligning with these pillars brings the individual to their authentic self for better health, wealth, love, satisfaction, inner peace, and harmony.
Her programs include Warrior VIP, group, and Wellness coaching, and Warrior Mindfulness Workshops for educators, professionals, healthcare professionals, corporate, and laypeople (online and in-person). She is the co-host of the show “Viva Café con Leche”. Lori is a published author and is a writer and blogger. She lectures throughout the country and coaches remotely connecting with clients around the world. Connect with her on FB,/Twitter/YouTube @drlorimonaco, IG @thebadassbuddha1, and TikTok @thebadassbuddha, and at www.drlorimonaco.com.
About Margarita de Margarita
Margarita “the Gladiator Guru” is a Sacred Healer, an End of Life Doula, a Spiritual & Creative Healing Coach, an author, speaker and artist, who appreciates discoveries of self & disruptions of stagnations. She assists women in walking in their truth and acknowledging the Goddess within. As an Unapologetically courageous woman, Margarita paves the way for Spiritual freedom from past tragedies. Teaching women about the cultivation of Self Love.
About Chenille Hernandez
Chenille’s career has led her from teaching to television and winning an Emmy, to Sales, and now an author. Chenille continually gives back to her community by volunteering in different initiatives. Chenille loves to spend time with her family and friends. She resides in Bristol, CT with her supportive husband David, humble daughter Juliana and their loyal dog Riley. Chenille loves to cook, dance, listen to music, and play softball.
About KL Malley
After managing her own health crises head-on, KL Malley became a holistic nutrition and health coach. She now has the privilege of working with people who are living with or are at risk of developing chronic illnesses like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, or other conditions manageable through lifestyle and nutrition changes. She is also a WomenHeart Champion Community Educator talking to groups about women’s heart health.
About Charisse Hughson -Chitolie, MSN, FNP-BC
Charisse is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Mental Health and co-founder of an Intravenous Hydration Company “ihydra8”. Charisse earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University, where she graduated Cum Laude. She inspires her two daughters to embark on their own career paths in nursing. Pivoting from nursing to entrepreneur, encouraging, supporting, and educating those who want to improve their lives and heal from their hurt and trauma.
About Kelly Surette
Kelly Surette is the creator of Moms: The Musical and several other musicals. She was a B.F.A. candidate in musical theater at The Boston Conservatory and received her B.A. in Theater from Merrimack College. She holds an M.S. in Music Industry Leadership from Northeastern University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Ms. Surette is the author of the book Creative Miracles: A Practitioner’s Guide to Adaptive Music. To learn more about Moms: The Musical visit www.OfficialMomsTheMusical.com.
About Geronda Wollack-Spiller
Geronda (she/her) is a humor-filled, sweatshirt-rocking, Instagram-living BADASS. She holds a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and is certified in Cultural Intelligence. Geronda is a speaker with a mission to empower LGBTQ+ young adults to feel courageous and confidently equipped to thrive when faced with life challenges. She provides workshops and coaching to enhance their true identity and empower them to make powerful decisions based on their values.
About Noël Sanborn
Noël is a writer, writer whose work is enjoyed by friends, family, and the occasional internet stranger. Lovingly referred to as a series of tiny disasters, she is passionate about shining a light onto some of the darker aspects of life and adding humor. A perspective that has helped her make the best of her existence. Noël resides in Connecticut with her future fiancé, stepdaughter, and their most perfect dog, Breakfast.
About Dr. Melissa Balizan
Dr. Melissa Balizan, a #1 Bestselling Author, International Speaker, Short Talks TV Star, has a passion for vitality in others working with her clients who are frustrated with only treating the symptom and desire to uncover the root cause. As a consultant and concierge pharmacist, she serves as an advocate for individuals’ health and medicine needs with over 52,000 clinical hours of healthcare experience combining eastern and western medicine.