Keynote Speaker

Nell Schroer, Certified Life Coach, CPC, ELI-MP

Like you, authentic living expert and life coach Nell Schroer lives in a world that teaches us to compromise our own values and dreams, in order to “play the game” of life. How do we even know what matters anymore? Who are we becoming and why is that so important?

After spending years in a “shoulda-coulda” shame spiral, she realized the quickest way to pure joy was to stand in her power and live in her truth. Nell appreciates, and shares with clients and her audience, that living authentically is a choice that we must make each day.

“How do you become an expert at living authentically?” This is the question Nell gets asked the most. Her reply? “I make lots of mistakes. I take lots of notes. I laugh. I cry. But mostly, I just have fun!”

Nell is the creator of “Confidence to Career,” an intensely focused program for young people looking to sharpen their job interview skills and plans to launch her new program, “Story of My Life” in early 2015. She is a certified life coach, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, and Law of Attraction Practitioner. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Women Speakers Association. 

To learn more about Nell, please visit www.nellschroer.com.




Breakout Speakers


Amy Jessen-Marshall

Dean of Academics, Sweet Briar College

“Women in Leadership: Setting goals and maintaining balance”



Marcia Thom Kaley

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Voice and Choral Music, Sweet Briar College

“Leaving the suitcases behind — the choice of leadership!”



Hayley Engster

Assistant Director of the FAC, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Head Lacrosse, Sweet Briar College

“Be your own champion: In it to win it”



Christen Campbell ’13

MBA Candidate, Lynchburg College