THIS.IS.ME.2022 is the first annual event of its kind. With all the craziness in the world the timing for this event could not be any better! 
We are bringing together experts in the health & wellness community to show you how you can LIVE with food and fitness and be your best self. No more dieting. No more negative self-talk. Live with freedom and passion and be true to who you are!
aloft hotel-Diamond Conference Center
1875 Diamond Parkway
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Date & Time
April 23, 2022, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Immerse yourself into a full, intense day of physical and mental work that will set you on a journey of self-awareness and discovery.
Meet Our Pros
Meet some of the most passionate women in the industry that are ready to share their knowledge and expertise on how to live your best life!  It's rare to find so much knowledge in the same room and at your fingertips!  This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the best in the business.  Knowledge is power and we're ready to share it out. Check out our line up!
​​​​Dr. Shelly Farnan
Vice President
Be well Initiatives
burrel behavioral health
Dr. Shelly Farnan, a licensed clinical psychologist, is the Vice President, Be Well Initiatives, at Burrell Behavioral Health. Prior to her current role at Burrell, Dr. Farnan served as System Director, Diversity and Inclusion. Having served in a variety of settings, with various populations and with evidence-based treatments, Dr. Farnan specializes in Inclusion and wellness. She has a passion for developing relationships, raising awareness, and facilitating change. She believes in putting science into action so that we experience the health and wellness benefits and build resilience to carry us through all that life brings our way.
Dr. Farnan, with support from an amazing team, brought a long time vision to life through Be Well Initiatives. Be Well is a brain health wellness program, grounded in science and facilitated by a team of experts. The team leads and promotes evidence-based brain health practices such as self-assessment, mindfulness and meditation, and additional self-care experiences, as well as provide leading, research-based resources and strategies. What happens as a result? More connected and healthier people, employees, teams, families, businesses and communities. To learn more visit: Visible across our communities, Be Well Bells ring in a new narrative. Community
Rachel Freiman
Rachel Freiman is CEO of Mindstrong Fitness. She is a lover of lifting heavy things up and down, and a coach passionate about helping others unleash their strongest, most empowered selves through education and mindset training.
Rachel has more than fifteen years of classroom instruction and certifications in personal training, sports nutrition, and behavior modification. She developed MindStrong Fitness with an inside-out approach to focus on both physical and mental attributes in building healthy, sustainable habits.
When she’s not in the gym, Rachel enjoys exploring the world, snuggling with her puppy, Charlie, eating, and thinking about the next time she'll be eating.
Jennifer Holderness
dietician/jazzercise fitpro
Jenn Holderness is a certified Jazzercise FitPro and Registered Dietitian.  She has been teaching Jazzercise classes for 10 years beginning her career in Columbia, Missouri before moving to California to live out her passion for the program and work at the corporate headquarters in San Diego.  Jenn works as a Training Specialist for Jazzercise Inc, teaches global livestream classes and is a member of the Jazzercise On Demand FitPro team.  Jenn also has 15 years of experience in the nutrition field working in hospitals and outpatient clinics providing nutrition education and counseling to various populations.  Most recently, her writing has been featured in online publications including Parade, MyFitnessPal and

Dr. Karen Shipley
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Karen Shipley, a licensed clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field, is dedicated to raising awareness, connection, and compassion for those who receive services and those who provide services through a relational, informed approach and a sense of adventure. She divides her time between clinical practice, teaching, training and consulting across the U.S.
An experienced DBT therapist and team lead of the DBT Columbia Program, Dr. Shipley has a private practice, Drishti Consulting & Psychotherapy Services LLC, in Columbia, Missouri, where she provides therapy services and consultation for both adolescent and adult populations. Also, Dr. Shipley is a Clinical Consultant for Burrell Behavioral Health, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the National Psychology Training Consortium in Missouri, and an Adjunct Faculty member of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. She specializes in the treatment of pervasive emotion dysregulation, chronic suicidality, self-harm and risk behaviors, eating disorders, trauma, and grief and loss. Dr. Shipley offers an authentic and open style to invite ongoing growth amongst individuals, groups, programs, and agencies.
​​​​Aubrey Neal
Aubrey is a registered dietitian, certified lifestyle coach and diabetes educator with a passion for disease prevention and metabolic health. With a bachelor's in food science and a master's degree in personalized nutrition,

Aubrey believes food is all about intention and balance. Life is too short for fad diets and bitter smoothies and too important not to put your health first. Nutrition isn't one size fits all, and it's time to figure out what really works to support the best version of you!
Tricia Tayrien, BS, E-RYT
Health and wellness coach/Yogi
Tricia attended college at MSU in Springfield, Missouri (Go Bears!) to embark on a degree in Health and Wellness.

Tricia holds a Certification as a Personal Trainer, Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher ,Life and Mindset Coach.

She helps clients embark on a journey to soul satisfying success by guiding them to connect mind, body and spirit for optimal health and wellness as a Mindset Coach for a functional medicine practice in Kansas City,Mo.
When she’s not coaching you’ll find her on a yoga mat guiding others to connect body and breath.

Tricia enjoys dancing, cooking, hiking, knitting, reading, SUP, yoga and trying new things in life with her husband, kids and grandkids.

Leanne Cofield is the Founder of THIS.IS.ME.2022, owner of Visage, Inc., a marketing/branding company, and AME, LLC, the parent company to multiple Jazzercise franchises, as well as a certified FitPro. The name of her company, AME, means "Attitude Matters Every day”, a truth that Leanne lives by, especially as a cancer survivor. Leanne has a love of business and a passion for empowering women. Combining these skills into a successful career is a dream come true! Becoming the CEO of multiple companies was not in her life plan, however, taking control of her future was important and that meant she had to overcome fears and be willing to take risks that others won't.  She created this event out of a desire to show women there is a better way to live! She believes you can learn to live a life of freedom both mentally and physically if you have the right tools! Get ready for an abundance of knowledge because the gates are about to open and you will be blown away!
don't miss the exclusive launch for rachel's nationwide book tour!  signed copies available only at kansas city!

Remember that relationship you stayed in way too long?
You bitched about it to your friends constantly. You told yourself repeatedly that this fight was the last straw. You fantasized about a new life outside of it. After each break up, you swore you wouldn’t go back.
And yet you did. Over and over again. You knew it wasn’t what you wanted or deserved but convinced yourself that this time would be different. So, you tried again and again and again, only to experience the same feelings of unhappiness, unfulfillment and frustration, again, and again, and again.
Until the day you didn’t.
Ah, that glorious, freeing day when you decided this is it, and you finally left for good.
Yeah, it sucked at first. Big time. You had lost your sense of normalcy. You constantly questioned your decision. Your world was shaken.
But what happened? Within a few months, you looked back and thought, “What the hell took me so long?!” Once you saw it with clarity, you couldn’t un-see it. You fully realized just how unhealthy that relationship had been and were left wondering why you didn’t make this decision earlier.
Well, you’re currently in an unhealthy relationship. You’ve been there your entire life and, if you don’t make some serious changes, you’re destined to stay there for the rest of it.

This unhealthy relationship is with food...
...and it's time to break up.

Purchase Becoming MindStrong: The Truth About Health, Fitness, and the Bullsh*t That's Holding You Back:
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aloft hotel-Diamond Conference Center
1875 Diamond Parkway
North Kansas City, MO 64116
This conference center is conveniently located at I-35 and 210 Hwy.  It's visible from the highway and has great parking for our guests.
Join us on April 23
We look forward to hosting you!

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