January 23, 2021
8:30 am - 1:00 pm (MST)
Virtual and In-Person Event
We all encounter "tough" and "tender" seasons. What do we do when they arrive? How do we navigate when our "normal" is disrupted with little advance notice? The Tough and Tender Conversations One-Day Conference is created to share real-life topics authentically while offering biblical solutions for the unprecedented times women face.
Our event is available virtually and in-person in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and beginning at 8:30 am (MST). The experience will include main sessions, panel discussions, Q&A, and the opportunity to build relationships throughout the day. Conference merchandise will be available to commemorate the Tough and Tender One-Day experience.
Option #1 - Attend In-Person ($40)
Our In-Person conference experience will be hosted at the beautiful Creekside Event Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Seating is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ticketed purchase includes light breakfast, brunch/ lunch, snacks, and conference materials
Option #2 - Attend Virtually ($20)
Our Virtual conference experience will be hosted on our designated Facebook page where attendees will be given private access to our live event.
Ticketed purchase includes full access to the conference experience, downloadable materials, and the opportunity to connect with fellow conference attendees.
All women are invited to join the conversation. Invite your friends to attend with you!
Our Main Session Speakers
Stephanie is personified by her love of laughter and greeting people with a huge hug whether she is meeting them for the first time or they are long-time friends. Like most women, she embraces many roles including wife, mom, and Bella (grandmother) as well as being an accomplished professional speaker, coach, and pastor.
Stephanie leads a women's virtual community titled, "Loved, Seen, Treasured", is the founder of "She Leads Leadership Academy", and hosts a podcast series titled, "Tough & Tender Conversations". Her greatest joy is seeing women come to understand their value through the lens of God's limitless love and delight in who they are. She is uniquely gifted as a bold teacher of the Word of God and a dynamic coach to help empower women to step fully into their destiny,
Stephanie is happily married to George; Mom to Jessica (Jared), John Mark (Lisa), and James (Rebecca); Bella to Kai, Haven, Mary, and Henderson John. Additionally, their family has two Yorkies, named Cayenne and Dolce. Her greatest joy is celebrating her family and friends while preparing large amounts of New Orleans inspired cuisine for all to enjoy.
Octavia is a Lead Pastor at Zeal church and a registered therapist at Whole Kids Co. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and has served in a pastoral role at several local churches alongside her husband, Brandon over the last 9 years.
Octavia has been a frequent public speaker to hundreds of teens and adults. She has a passion for enriching the lives of others through mentoring, discipleship, and experiencing personal growth as they navigate life's difficult situations.
Octavia's journey has proved the words of Maya Angelou to be true “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty”. Her greatest joys are being a wife and a mom to their three children. Octavia has a heart for those that feel forgotten and left behind.