Speaker, Author, Life Coach and Entrepreneur
Simon T. Bailey’s purpose is to Spark listeners to lead countries, companies and communities differently.
His content is based on more than 30 years’ of experience in the hospitality industry including serving as sales director for Disney Institute based at Walt Disney World Resort. He has worked with almost 2,000 organizations in 50 countries.
Recently, the editors of Direct Selling News listed him as one of the top twenty motivational speakers to inspire, educate, and motivate
He is listed along with Shawn Achor, Mel Robbins, and John Maxwell. Simon’s viral video posted by Goalcast to Facebook has almost 90 million views and LinkedIn Learning features three of his online courses that reach professionals in 100+ countries.
Founder and CEO of Torch Enterprises Inc
Dr. Pamela C.V. Jolly is Founder and CEO of Torch Enterprises Inc, a strategic investment firm committed to minority business growth and development. Torch Enterprises has assisted over 1000 entrepreneurs, national non-profits, trade organizations, the Federal Government, foundations and financial institutions.
For over a decade Pamela has been committed to developing data-driven strategies that lead to wealth as a legacy in the African American Community. Her focus is to pursue business opportunities that pass the torch from one generation to the next, building wealth through ownership and equity. Dr. Jolly uses her extensive background in financial services, strategy, community development, and theology, to help entrepreneurs and organizations succeed. Pamela co-authored the strategic assessment for the rebuilding of the Greater New Orleans area post Hurricane Katrina. She also underwrote over $200 Million in support of the rebuilding efforts in Mississippi. These two experiences sparked her desire to find alternative ways individuals and groups could work together to rebuild their communities with ownership and equity. This level of commitment has made Pamela a sought-after speaker delivering more than 100 keynote speeches across the country and abroad.
Prior to founding Torch, Pamela developed her skills in the areas of finance at NationsBank, now Bank of America, Strategic financial consulting at Accenture, Private Equity at Dubois Partners, and Market Research and Data Analytics at Rosetta.
In 2010 Pamela created The NarrowRoad™ to formalize her unique approach to working with business owners, investors, and their communities. The NarrowRoad™ Method is a proprietary business process system that infuses culturally relevant elements of society with financial literacy, management, investment, and risk. In 2015 she expanded the use of the NarrowRoad™ System to educate and empower organizations and communities on specific ways to close the wealth gap.
Most recently Pamela designed a strategy for The National Association of Real Estate Brokers using the NarrowRoad™ Method. The strategy’s programmatic goal is to create two million new black homeowners through integrated partnerships with government, national and local banks, churches, local community leaders and real estate professionals in 93 cities across the country. 2018 will mark the next inflection point for Torch Enterprises with the launch of a national Legacy Wealth Initiative.
Pamela is a graduate of Hampton University (B.S.), The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (MBA), Boston University School of Theology ((Th.M.), and the Graduate Theological Foundation (Ed.D). Her best-selling book detailing The NarrowRoad™ was released in 2015 to wide acclaim.
CEO Derrick Harper Enterprise
Mr. Derrick Harper Sr. A native of Swainsboro, GA, is an entrepreneur that has been able to successfully launch quite a few business models. With his flagship being Derrick Harper Enterprise. He is also responsible for Founding The Credit Repair University, WhiteLabel, CRO, Automate My Flow, YULA (Young Urban Leaders of America), Reach1000, and the highly successful Point Boosters Co.
His passion for systems and compliance is why lots of peers respect him. His success with this has led to him becoming one of the most respected Credit Repair Experts in the industry. Now, Mr. Harper helps Entrepreneurs Build, Organize, Document, and Delegate their businesses, then set up internationally to reach 7 to 8 figures annually by incorporating Virtual Assistants and Developers for full business footprints.
Holding expert-level experience in technology, he’s always had a thirst for knowledge without being restricted to being bogged down with labrador work. This led to Automate My Flow: where his company builds out automated businesses that allow fellow business owners to free up their time, generate revenue, and walk in their purpose work.
Mr. Harper accepts proudly the term “Veteran” and “Servant”, because he is a Proud Air Force Veteran that has an insurmountable amount of love for this great country. Also, he loves the motto “Make sure your servant’s broom is bigger than your ego” because he knows that leading with a servant's heart allows a life of abundance.
This mindset has allowed him to build 8 figure businesses while pouring into the community and becoming a philanthropist.
TEDx Speaker x 2
US. Air Force Veteran
Silent partner/investor in over 20 businesses
Ordained Elder, New Life Church
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sr. Director
Ricaye Harris was born in Charleston, SC on May 7th, 1983. Having only lived there until the age of three, she spent most of her childhood and young adult life in Muncie, IN where she grew to love the game of basketball. She graduated on May 22, 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, on a full-athletic scholarship from, Wofford College. She is also Wofford’s All-Time Three Point Shooter and listed as one of Benjamin Johnson’s Arena Top 25 Athletes. Ricaye also completed her Masters in Christian Ministries from North Greenville University on May 5, 2011. Today she serves as an Elder at New Life Church, under the leadership of Pastor James White, Jr.
Ricaye joined Milliken in 2005 straight from Wofford and is currently the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She began her career as a Process Improvement Specialist at Milliken’s Gayley Manufacturing Plant. Following that role, she held various roles within Milliken’s Manufacturing and Corporate HR team, ranging from HR Employment Manager, Change Management Coordinator, HR Generalist, Corporate Recruiter to her current role today as Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
She is responsible for leading the efforts to create and implement a global DEI strategy, in addition to organizing and leading the 16-membered DEI Council who champion the program. The key initiatives for the program focus on Hiring, Associate Development, Engagement & Retention, Community and promoting an Inclusive Culture.
Ricaye continues to enjoy playing basketball, tennis, and running in her spare time. She has completed two half-marathons and will not do anymore. LOL!
People Goals – Milliken Honor, 2021
South Carolina Chamber HR Rising Star Award, 2019
Leadership Spartanburg Alumna, 2019
Board Member – Girls on the Run Upstate, 2018 - 2020
Riley Fellow (Diversity Leaders Initiative), 2018
Diversity & Inclusion Award – Milliken Honor, 2018
Talent Acquisition Award – Milliken Award, 2015
Varnessa Bails, a native of Buffalo, NY, is a wife, bonus mom to her 8-year-old nephew, corporate buyer, and business owner. She finds her strength in shifting the narrative of your entrepreneurial or professional career by implementing strategic steps in defining your next level. With a 20-year career in the fashion industry and several years as a business owner of multiple products and services, Varnessa educates her clientele in the area of wardrobe styling, launching and building an online business, and integrating corporate structures and strategies within their business for scalability and growth. Varnessa finds her greatest joy in laughing and being in the presence of her family. A servant's heart, Varnessa is fulfilled at being the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need. Her slogan, "Do all things with Love & Style" is what she truly lives by, creating a life full of love and being stylish along the way!
Kwinetta Moore is a start and scale strategist and business development expert from Hinesville, GA who realized her entrepreneurial passions after she and her husband, Brandon encountered job loss over 11 times over only a 5 year span. By profession, Kwinetta is a licensed educator with over 8 years of experience, which contributed to her entrepreneurial efforts all the more after realizing that the annual salary for hard working educators was not enough for she and her family to live a decent lifestyle. Launching a t-shirt business was the start of her journey in 2016. Over time, Kwinetta became intrigued with her newfound ability to earn additional income for her family, while serving and selling. In an effort to show others the type of freedom that entrepreneurship presents, Kwinetta consistently inserted her transparent brand story on her social mediums, going live with business development strategies, and assisting those around her with practical launch strategy to increase their revenue and transform their mindset. Adding value to new and aspiring entrepreneurs by helping them eliminate confusion around their brands, leverage corporate experience, and launch profitable offers was the catalyst for her consulting business to emerge. Recently, Kwinetta had a $26,000 launch in 48 hours by selling out her luxury business development retreat registration. Kwinetta continues to refine her messaging, provide value, and cultivate similar skills within her clients to ensure they too experience perpetual success.
Lyvonne Jones is the Lead Attorney at The Creator’s Law Firm which specializes in intellectual property, business, and contract law. Lyvonne’s efforts protect the brand and businesses of creative entrepreneurs both online and offline. Lyvonne specializes in securing and enforcing intellectual capital and drafting and negotiating contracts. She has worked with incredible companies like The Broadway Collective, BLK and GRN, His and Her Money, and Hey Carter Books (author/publisher of Black Boy Joy). Prior to this, Lyvonne served as an Associate Attorney with an immigration law firm assisting with asylum protection and the cancelation of deportation. Lyvonne earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, a Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at Kaplan University, and a Juris Doctorate Degree at Charlotte School of Law. Lyvonne is originally from Bermuda and has lived in 5 other countries. She enjoys world traveling, fashion, and extreme tourist attractions.