Charge Into Leadership Conference

Friday, October 14, 2022, 9am-3pm

Cartersville Campus

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Keynote Speaker: George Mitchell

Born and raised in Atlanta, Ga, George attended Harper-Archer High School on the westside of Atlanta. He continued his studies at Alabama A&M University where he later received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. While attending College he met his college sweetheart now wife of 15 years Princess Mitchell. After graduating college, George and Princess moved to Sacramento, Ca. They started working in Corporate America and they also worked in financial services part time. After a few years of working in financial services part time they decided to go full time in financial services. Today George is currently the leader of the largest African-American financial services team in Northern California with over 350 Licensed reps and has been in business now for 15 years. George is also a motivational speaker who inspires thousands of people working in the financial services industry. George & his wife have 3 beautiful kids George Jr. 16, Savannah 8, & Jaxson 4. George’s main focus is to inspire people to be all that they can be in entrepreneurship and to help people believe in themselves.



8:00am-9:00am: Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Browsing School Tables (Student Center Lobby)

9:00am-9:45am: Welcome (Dr. Mike Hobbs) & Keynote Speaker- George Mitchell (Student Center Ballroom)

10:00am-10:45am: Breakout Sessions 1 (Classrooms)

  • Women in Leadership Roundtable (Student Center Ballroom)
  • Brandy Rogers: Preparing for Graduate School, Starting Now
  • Jed Gillespie & Annette Maddox: Emergent/Organic Leadership
  • Joy Hambrick: Time Utility and Work-Life Balance

11:00am-11:45am: Breakout Sessions 2 (Classrooms)

  • H.A.N.K. Music & NYLA XO: Mindset Mastery: Execute Your Vision & Create The Life You Desire
    • The premise is how a simple shift in your thinking can completely alter the trajectory of your life in the best way. 
  • Dena & Marcus Turner: Leading with Purpose
    • Allowing purpose to lead you into success
  • Raychel Jones: Started from the Bottom...
    • An interactive and intensice learning experience for upcoming music executives, and creatives interested in getting into and navagating music/entertainment field.
  • Chad Conley: Attack!
    • Initial opportunities are not easily earned, no matter the amount of talent present. You have to be specific and diligent in your approach for partnerships and industry ‘chances’. Nothing is guaranteed. We will take a look at an approach that has been successful for me and continues to separate me from the other people that were on the same starting blocks with me when my career began.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (Student Center Ballroom)

12:30pm-1:45pm: Entrepreneurship Speaker Panel (Student Center Ballroom)

2:00pm-2:45pm: Breakout Sessions 3 (Classrooms)

  • Dr. Oris: Motivational Leadership: The Power of Now
  • Jay Pickern: Social Media
  • Clifton Puckett: Disruptive Leadership

3:00pm-3:15pm: Closing (Student Center Ballroom)


Speaker Panel

Shirlene 'Ms. Juicy' King Pearson

Shirlene “Ms. Juicy” King Pearson

Shirlene King Pearson (born January 5, 1972), known as Ms. Juicy Baby, Ms. Juicy, or simply Juicy, is an American reality television personality, radio personality, actress, executive producer, and talent manager, born in Corsicana, Texas, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is known for her self-proclaimed titles, "The Queen of Atlanta" or “The Queen of the A.T.L.” She is also known for her signature catchphrases like “I’m The Queen of Atlanta Boo”, “Jesus Take the Wheel”, “Heeeeeey”, and “It’s Ms. Juicy Baby”. Her striking appearance is often marked by brightly colored hair and wide eyes.She is a cast member and executive producer on the Lifetime reality television show Little Women: Atlanta. Pearson has stated she hopes Little Women: Atlanta "teaches and informs people about who little people are."

Chad Conley

Chad Conley| Harmon Dynamics

Chad, Atlanta native, had his start in music at the enthusiastic age of 9.From a classically trained pianist to a professional tuba player and now a film composer, he has demonstrated a love and passion for the arts that he applies to his everyday social and professional life. Chad is an award-winning film composer who continues to reach new heights through making himself known throughout the local film community, making the most out of the opportunities that he is provided with and continuing to shape his sound and presence to be remembered. You can find his works all over social media, film festivals and through film streaming services.

Raychel Jones

Raychel Jones

Graduate of Hampton University, Raychel’s music career started when she was hired as a college market rep for Interscope Records. In this position she created marketing campaigns targeting college students for various artist signed to the label. Upon graduating, she worked for The R Group, where she was a promotion rep for several companies including RocNation and Atlantic Records. She was also hired as executive assistant to the VP of A&R at Epic Records, here, she oversaw writing camps for Epic artists, scouted talent, as well coordinating artist showcases for the label. Noticing a need to develop more songwriters, she co found “PenGame ATL” an interactive songwriters masterclass and retreat, teaching writers the essentials of songwriting and lessons in the music business. Raychel made her staple in the Atlanta music scene by bringing her signature event to the city; “I Beat Daily” The Official Producer Battle. Over the last 10 years, she has hosted producer battles in the Southeastern region, where upcoming producers have competed beat for beat for cash prizes, A&Rs meeting, placement opportunities, and trips to LA during Grammy week. The event has provided a platform for exposure and education to producers, whom many have received music deals, and placements from competing. Raychel also has extensive experience in TV production, through working on several awards shows which include, BET Hip Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards, Trump Awards, and BET Awards, and most recently, this year’s Superbowl. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles, Ca.

Dr. Dena Turner, D.C and Marcus T. Turner

Husband and Wife: Dr. Dena Turner, D.C and Marcus T. Turner

  • Dr. Dena Turner, D.C.| Founder of The Chiro Place

  • Marcus T. Turner| Agency Owner, Entrepreneur

Marcus T. Turner, is originally from Indianola Mississippi and is the agency owner of Marcus T.Turner and Associates. Marcus started his career with Liberty National Life Insurance Company in 2000 and quickly made a name for himself within the industry as rookie of the year (2000), sales manager of the year (2003-2007) and top 5 district manager (2007-2010).In 2011, he founded Marcus T. Turner and Associates, a firm that specializes in financial services as well as personal lines of property, casualty and business insurance. Within a 5 year period he grew to 3 locations writing over 8million dollars in premiums putting him at the top 1 percent within Allstate. Due to his rapid success and over 2 decades of experience in the financial services and insurance industry Marcus started his own consultant firm to assist other financial service and insurance agencies on how to grow, manage and develop teams with strong leadership skills He is committed to educating his community on the basic fundamentals of legacy continuance and management of their everyday risk while helping them to protect all of their most valuable assets and developing agency owners to do the same. Marcus has recently expanded his reach to cover Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Illinois.Marcus is the proud husband of Dr. Dena Turner, founder of The Chiro Place, and they have 1 amazing MaCallan and princess Madelynn on the way.

Dr. Dena Turner, D. C. is a native of Aliceville, Alabama. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and a 2019 Memphis, Tn Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professional Honoree.She attended Alabama A&M University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Life University where she received her doctorate of Chiropractic Degree.Dr. Turner started her career as an associate practicing for 3 years alongside her mentor in a family-based chiropractic office. She then decided to take all that she had learned and incorporate it into the culture and overall mission of The Chiro Place. In March 2016, Dr. Turner founded The Chiro Place with her first location in Collierville, TN. She has since set out to change health and wellness care and in 2019 opened 2 more locations in Bartlett, Tn and Memphis, TN . This year Dr. Turner along with her husband have expanded their brand even more by starting a logistic company and opening their 4th Chiropractic location in Southaven, MS. Dr. Turner and her team are on a mission within the communities they serve helping all to live a more fulfilling life via the integration of Corrective and Wellness Chiropractic Care

H.A.N.K and Nyla XO

Husband and Wife: H.A.N.K Music and Nyla XO

  • H.A.N.K| Drummer for major hip-hop recording artist Big Sean, Producer and Songwriter

  • Nyla XO| Songwriter, Producer and Keyboardist

The Chicago-based producer, songwriter & musician, primarily known for being the drummer for major hip-hop recording artist, Big Sean, is now venturing off into a lane of his own. With his debut single, “As Good As It Gets” H.A.N.K’s unique approach to music is truly felt.“I believe in doing what feels good to me. Whether popular or not. We have an individual creativity and identity that no one can duplicate. I truly believe when we unlock that within ourselves, the possibilities are endless.”H.A.N.K is looking to inspire a new way of thinking, one not driven by fear or the pursuit of perfection, but by pure passion and love.“I’ve held myself back with doubt and fear for for too long, but when I discovered perfection is a myth and progression is the true goal...It changed everything.”H.A.N.K’ journey is just beginning and he’s ready to share his art and message with you all.“Welcome to H.A.N.K’s Hideaway”

Nyla XO is an LA-born, Chicago-based songwriter, producer and keyboardist. She's toured nationwide with Betty Who and has graced the America’s Got Talent stage as a beloved member of the house band. Her music has also been featured on The CW and BET.At her core, Nyla is an end-to-end artist, crafting everything from striking harmonies to supporting visuals. Her music meditates on the best bits (and occasional pitfalls) of being human — from passionate love to personal growth — and does so with a vibrant-yet-velvety touch, drawing inspiration from other genre-bending artists like India.Arie, Nelly Furtado, and Kimbra.She’s a musician, a maker and a *delightfully* sassy motivator. From studio to stage to screen, Nyla XO leaves nothing unexplored — and encourages her listeners to do the same.

Matt Friedman

Matt Friedman | Wing Zone Founder, Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker and Coach.

Avery Pope

Avery Pope

Avery Pope is young entrepreneur who Graduated from GHC this past spring. She worked to obtain her Associates of Science and completed the Business Entrepreneurship Pathway. In March of 2022 Avery Started Her first business, an online woman’s clothing boutique called Ginny Bird that will soon be opening its first storefront location. Avery’s goal for the coming future is to open up The Coffee shop that she constructed over the course of the entrepreneurial program. Her shop will support her local community as well as foreign mission outreach and bring a new ethical value to the bean farms she sources from.

Women in Leadership Panel

Melanie LarginMs. Melanie Largin
Dr. Jessica LindbergDr. Jessica Lindberg
Ms. Michelle LockettMs. Michelle Lockett
Ms. Travice ObasMs. Travice Obas
Ms. Jennifer Hicks
Dr. Lisa Jellum
Ms. Leslie Johnson