2016 Conference

Women Aware Inc., will host their 29th Annual Conference

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Black River Coliseum

Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

8 am – 4 pm

Featuring Keynote Speaker Nicole Johnson

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Nicole Johnson’s “Fresh Brewed Life” message gives women “Hope for the Daily Grind”.

 A bestselling author, performer, and motivational speaker, Nicole Johnson is one of the most sought-after creative communicators in America today. Her unique ability to blend humor with compassion as she captures the inner-most feelings of women facing life’s daily struggles, has enabled her to create a unique sense of community for women of all ages.

Over three million women across America have seen Nicole’s live portrayals of the challenges facing today’s mega-multi-tasking woman. Nicole Johnson’s “Fresh Brewed Life®” message is giving “Hope for the Daily Grind” to thoughtful women who are motivated but often find themselves overextended. She addresses issues ranging from the comedic struggle of motherhood to the tragedy of dealing with breast cancer, and issues in between, like “What am I going to wear?” and “How will I cope with football season?”

Through letters and e-mails, women have responded to Nicole’s “motivational entertainment” with gratitude for the intimate, accurate understanding her performances, DVDs, and books convey. From “Tammie Jean,” who dishes out southern-fried wisdom, to “Kathy,” who suddenly finds herself in the ring with the heavy weight champion of the world, Cancer, Nicole’s original characters come to life in sketches full of comedy and poignancy that encourage and inspire women everywhere.

In addition to writing and performing, Nicole has developed a new weekend retreat that is a result of her desire to help men and women go farther and deeper in their walk with God.  “Seasons Weekend” is a weekend retreat that is artistic, spiritual, and wonderfully practical as Nicole, along with some very special friends, invite you on a personal journey of growth and development.  For more information about Seasons Weekend, visit www.SeasonsWeekend.com

Where does Nicole’s wisdom come from?

Like many women across America and around the world, she has faced spirit-crushing challenges in her life: the divorce of her parents, childhood loneliness, and a difficult marriage that ended in a painful divorce.  In the midst of these trials, Nicole gathered together the pieces of her pain and formulated a life-changing philosophy:  Life’s greatest value can be found in these broken pieces in that, like the grinding of coffee beans, only when the individual pieces are crushed can they come together to create something far more wonderful and potent than any of the pieces could alone.

 Fueled by her passion to communicate, Nicole creatively uses her many gifts to express her “Fresh Brewed Life” philosophy.  Nicole has 20 years’ experience as an actor, television host and producer, and has published eight books and a variety of curricula regarding relationships.  She has written and performed sketches for the Women of Faith Conferences and written and directed dramas for The Revolve Tour.  For three years, she wrote and performed dramatic sketches with relationship expert Dr. Gary Smalley, bringing her unique perspective to his seminars. For the Revlon Run/Walk for women’s cancers Nicole performed her “Stepping into the Ring” vignette before a crowd of 40,000 in Times Square. She has also worked and traveled extensively with World Vision, and international relief organization. Additionally, she travels across the country speaking and performing her original dramatic sketches with churches and other organizations.

She is an author of 8 books, including “Keeping a Princess Heart in a Not-So-Fairy-Tale World” and “The Invisible Woman” –an encouragement to hardworking women everywhere who feel unseen in their daily lives.  Her best-selling debut, Fresh Brewed Life, is one of Nicole’s most popular works providing readers with a fresh, relatable and authentic approach to being a woman in today’s society. Her latest release, the 10 year Anniversary Edition of “Fresh Brewed Life: A Stirring Invitation to Wake Up Your Soul” is a revised and expanded new edition of the bestselling original that launched her “Hope for the Daily Grind” message.  With updated chapters, new chapters added, and 10 more years worth of experience and wisdom that is good to the last drop, this latest arrival is sure to leave your cup overflowing!

 When not traveling, Nicole makes her home in Santa Monica, California with her husband and two children, Elliot and Abigail. She enjoys writing at a local coffee shop, dining with friends, and walking on the beach.

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