When we opened our call for speakers at WITS ’17, we were absolutely blown away by the quality and enthusiasm of our applicants and could not wait to share our official speaker list and schedule with all of you!

Now, there’s something even more exciting to announce… our Mentor 1:1 sessions!

Twenty-one of our amazing speakers are making themselves available to you throughout the weekend to sit down and talk about everything from SEO to building your brand to productivity and more. If you were just as blown away by our speaker list as we are, this is an incredible opportunity to get some personal attention and dive deep into the expertise of these fabulous women.

These sessions are open on Friday, April 21 and Sunday, April 23, but there are only a limited number of them — so to grab some face time with one of these ladies, you better move quickly! All booking fees go directly to the speakers.

Check out our list of available mentors below and a link to their individual booking site.

 

Amanda Williams

As the creative and business mind behind the award-winning A Dangerous Business travel blog, Amanda has seven years of experience as a blogger and freelance writer, inspiring people to discover the world, whether it’s on the other side of the globe or right in their own backyard. Pick her brain about critical blogging elements like site design/branding, content management, social media strategy, growth tactics, affiliate marketing for travel bloggers, and thinking long-term about your blog as a business.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $50 USD – Book now

 

Amy Segreti

Amy Segreti, the founder of Live All of You, is an expert at helping people honor their inner compass and craft their day from the inside out. With a 1:1 session with Amy, you’ll get your own personalized Holistic Day Design PLUS access to the 28-page partner workbook filled with unique to-do sheets for the entrepreneurial traveler, work happiness matrices, and more! Perfect for a solopreneur who travels a bunch or works for herself (yes!), a woman who has a lot of (or total) control over their days, a woman who wants to learn how to stay focused in changing environments, and a woman who wants to learn a mindful approach to productivity.

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $44 USD – Book now

 

Deidre Mathis

Deidre Mathis, author of “Wanderlust: For the Young, Broke Professional”, is well-versed at gaining massive international exposure with NO publicist — landing her in publications including Black Enterprise Magazine, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, and more! Deidre can offer you expert advice on how to get media coverage for your brand or product.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $30 USD – Book now

 

Gabi Logan

Get unstuck in what’s holding you back from achieving your dream travel writing income and lifestyle! In these one-on-one sessions, we’ll troubleshoot questions that you have about how to go about pitching magazines, getting blogging clients, and balancing travel writing and travel (especially if you’ve got another job in the mix). We can workshop travel magazine article pitches together or speak at a more high-level about what has and hasn’t worked for you in the past and how to grow your income moving forward using best practices from The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map and other programs offered by my company, Dream of Travel Writing.

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Friday, April 21, 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Friday, April 21, 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Friday, April 21, 11:30 am – 12 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $75 USD (for half hour) – Book now

 

Megan Stetzel

Megan is a full time traveler, blogger and social media whiz who not only publishes her own blog, ForksAndFootprints.com, showcasing her travel blunders and adventures around the world eating gluten free, but has also been behind the social media scenes of other major travel blogs, including Twenty-SomethingTravel.com and TravelFashionGirl.com for quite some time. Come pick her brain about social media platforms, particularly Pinterest, becoming a Virtual Assistant, building a blog from scratch, and more.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $30 USD – Book now

 

Pippa Biddle

Join writer, speaker, and activist Pippa Biddle for a rare one-on-one mentoring session that is custom tailored to what you most want to develop. Want to focus on dealing with the media and building your brand? An interview and media veteran, Pippa can help you develop the tools you need to stand out to publications, gain media attention, and grow your brand. Interested in developing your speaking skills? A well-respected and experienced speaker, Pippa can help you develop your unique voice as a speaker, can work with you on developing a speaking concept and pitch, and can advise you on how to find and book engagements without losing up to 25% of your fee to a speaking agency.

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $35 USD – Book now

 

Jana Seitzer

Jana is savvy strategist and clever marketing communicator with extensive marketing, design, and public relations experience. She founded her first company in 1998 and offers nearly 20 years of award-winning experience in corporate communications, print & digital design, marketing strategy, social media strategy, brand strategy, and writing & editing. Come learn invaluable tips for developing a media kit, branding yourself and your company, social media best practices, and time-saving resources.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $40 USD – Book now

 

Jamie Lieberman

Jamie B. Lieberman has been a lawyer for over ten years and is a partner in Hashtag Legal, a law firm specializing in the influencer marketing industry, representing influencers, agencies and brands. She is also a partner and founder of Businessese, which offers downloadable courses, form contracts and agreements for blogs and small businesses. She is thrilled to combine her legal experience with her experience working with influencers and agencies to help her clients bring their businesses to the next level. Join her for a 1:1 session to ask legal questions about contracts, intellectual property, or general business inquiries.

 

Available times:

Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $100 USD – Book now

 

Oneika Raymond

Oneika Raymond is the voice behind Oneika the Traveller, an award-winning travel blog dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women and people of color to see the world — and one of our WITS ’17 keynote speakers. An international educator, writer, serial expat, and travel junkie, Oneika has written for and been featured in major publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, the BBC, The Huffington Post, Essence, Ebony, National Geographic Traveler, Buzzfeed, and CNN. Join her to gain advice about branding, content creation, social media strategies, finding your authentic voice, creating compelling video, how to work with major brands, and how to score major press features.

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $50 USD – Book now

 

Jessica Ainlay

Jessica Ainlay is a writer, interviewer, serial expat, and world traveler who spent 10 years abroad before becoming a nomad for four years. Now based in Brooklyn, she works as a Digital Content Strategist and explores risk and the impact of travel through The Postnomadic Project. Join Jessica to explore the risk-taking involved in making your dreams come true! Together, you can look at examples from the most well-known entrepreneurs as well as people just a tick or two above your own level, and you can explore how to get from where you are, to where they are – either with your blog, your business, or your lifestyle.

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $35 USD – Book now

 

Lisa Lubin

Lisa Lubin is an established travel/food writer and photographer, video consultant, three-time Emmy®-award winning TV producer, and travel industry expert. With a 20-year history in journalism and media (and a 10-year old blog), Lisa can mentor on a variety of topics including: freelance writing and pitching, video, photography, working with brands and PR, as well as various world travel topics (safety, traveling solo, budgeting, etc).

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost: $45 USD – Book now

 

Robin Catalano

Robin Catalano knows that stories sell, and she’s on a mission to help businesses large and small tell their unique story, increase their engagement, and drive revenue. Prior to launching her own creative-content crafting and consulting business, Robin was the Managing Editor of Digital & Social Media for The Annie Selke Companies. Under her guidance, the company grew a following of more than a half million engaged fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+, as well as on the popular Fresh American Style blog. Join Robin to learn how to find your distinctive voice, determine the right type of content for you and your audience, and how to repurpose and cross-promote across your social platforms.

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $50 USD – Book now

 

Morgan Field

Morgan Field is the CEO of the International Empowerment Brand, Epic Sexy You, now in 15 countries and counting. She is the author of Epic Sexy You: No Limits. No Rules, an Amazon #1 Best Seller. An Intuitive Life Coach, she satiates her hunger for wanderlust, travel, and adventure through the vehicle of her brand, hosting epic sexy life transforming retreats all over the world. Join her in a 1:1 session to deep dive into YOUR brand and passion projects to soulstorm new innovative ways to target grow and engage your tribe, increase your profits, and create the lifestyle your heart and soul crave.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $99 USD – Book now

 

Sara Broers

Sara Broers is an avid travel enthusiast that resides in the Midwest. You can follow her adventures online at TravelWithSara.com. She has always had a passion for travel and enjoys the opportunities that lie ahead when it comes to travel in midlife. Join Sara to learn how to be the expert in your local arena when it comes to social media and travel — you can be the person that your local media contacts and get those “paid” gigs on a local level.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $35 USD – Book now

 

Leticia Barr

For the past 9 years, Leticia Barr has vetted influencers for award winning influencer networks, written for national publications, and worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies while consistently writing on her site- TechSavvyMama.com. She knows what it takes to get your blog and social channels noticed as you take your business to the next level and is happy to down with you to chat about blog design, content, business tips and strategies, or other topics that you’ve wished you could ask someone with a wealth of experience.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $50 USD – Book now

 

Brooke Roberts

Brooke Roberts is a successful entrepreneur, podcaster, speaker, and global+local adventurer who believes that everyone has the power to find their own path and choose their own adventure in work, business, and life. She’s the founder and CEO of Inside Study Abroad and Yoga Travel Tree; and co-founder of The Study Abroad Journal (a #1 New Release on Amazon). Join Brooke for “Blog to Biz Bootcamp”: Turn your blog into a traffic generating, money making asset. She’ll give you tangible tactics to start profiting from your passion!

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $49 USD – Book now

 

Suzanne Stavert

Since creating AdventuresofEmptyNesters.com just over 2 years ago, Suzanne has successfully built an engaged multi-generational audience. The success of the blog has led her to opportunities like filming an infomercial, writing for luxury travel magazines, Expedia, The Huffington Post and most recently guest blogging for The Container Store as part of their nationwide travel sale. In a 1:1 mentor session with Suzanne, learn how to go “Beyond the Blog” and develop your brand to include other opportunities outside of blogging.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $40 USD – Book now

 

Liz Garibay

Liz Garibay is the founder of History On Tap, a project that explores history and culture through the lens of alcohol. While at the Chicago History Museum, she created History Pub Crawls, and she is also the founder of The Chicago Brewseum, a future museum dedicated to highlighting the dynamic culture and innovative history of one of the world’s most vibrant industries. Pick Liz’s brain about the following topics and more: starting your own business, developing content, branding, networking, relationship building, working with breweries, working with non-profits, museum studies, board development, combining fields to create an unconventional career path, beginning a new career, combining the non-profit and for profit sectors.

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $40 USD – Book now

 

Nicolle Merrill

Our WITS ‘ 17 Master of Ceremonies, Nicolle helps the globally curious turn their international experiences into dream jobs after spending her twenties finding clever ways to backpack and live abroad and pursing jobs that included international travel in her thirties. Nicolle has recently worked as a luxury travel writer, study abroad adviser, and global career coach. Join her for a 1:1 session to talk about negotiation tactics, language, and strategy for freelance rates or jobs, and about global career planning.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $50 USD – Book now

 

Theresa Nemetz

Want to learn how to start a food tour in your city? Come meet for a one-on-one session with Theresa, the founder of Milwaukee Food & City Tours. Offering walking and bus tours locally and beyond, she celebrates 10 years of success in 2017 and would love to share her tips, stories, and best practices. Theresa has been the recipient of the Governor’s Rising Star in Tourism award, and VISIT Milwaukee ‘Dear MKE’ award, while growing a part-time hobby into a full-time career and travel lifestyle.

 

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $40 USD – Book now 

 

Brianne Miers

Brianne is the principal of Kind Communications, a communications consulting company, and her blog, A Traveling Life, focuses on balancing a professional career with a life of travel. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and diverse brands, Brianne will provide you with a thorough “audit” of your business or blog’s website and social media channels. She will assess the uniqueness of your niche, and the strength and consistency of your messaging, offering concrete advice on how to enhance your efforts so that you are clearly communicating your value to your audience.

 

Available sessions:

Friday, April 21, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, April 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $40 USD – Book now