March 23, 2019
Spaces Kirby Grove, 2925 Richmond Avenue
This is not your typical listening and networking event, but rather an opportunity for you to be a part of something unique and different. Discover Your Best Self Summit is an annual event that will not only bring together women across generations, but will actually equip them with tools and applications, to actively map and begin their transformation to Discover Their Best Selves. With the guidance of our carefully selected panel of experienced and qualified speakers, our overall goal is for each individual to leave with not just an idea, but an actual personalized plan to either implement within their personal life or business.
Master of Ceremonies
Coco Dominguez returns as the Master of Ceremonies for this year’s summit! She is the Traffic Reporter at 5pm for KRIV FOX Houston and the News Edge Lifestyle Reporter at 10pm.
Meet the Speakers
Tracy Miller is the Chief Operating Officer for the Peli Peli Restaurant Group, a South African-inspired, multi-unit hospitality company comprised of Peli Peli, a fine-dining concept rated top 10 in Houston on both Tripadvisor & Yelp, and Peli Peli Kitchen, a fast casual concept that was awarded Best Fast Casual Concept of 2017 by Eater Houston.
Tracy joined Peli Peli in 2015, by way of Honolulu, HI. She’s been in the hospitality business over 30 years, spending many of those years with Brinker International. She’s passionate about the people aspect of the business; truly believing that “you take every opportunity to coach, develop and mentor”.
A mother, Smoothie King Franchise owner, certified fitness/health coach and accountant, Alexis Moore is a sought-after physical empowerment specialist, conscious thinker, and life-changing leader. She has earned a noteworthy reputation as a catalyst for change and demonstrates true compassion for women and individuals with communication disorders.
Growing up in Brazoria County with a speech impediment really made Alexis more determined to develop her athletic and communication skills. She came to the realization that having a speech impediment motivated her achievements, as they should with anyone, it did not prohibit her from accomplishing her goals. She attended Texas Southern on a full Basketball Scholarship and graduated with her BBA in Accounting. As her wise grandmother, Missionary Shirley Temple Hills, always said to young Alexis, “Open Mouths, Open Doors”! Alexis embraces that phrase whenever an opportunity presents itself to speak.
Alexis Moore combines her wealth of physical expertise with her depth of spiritual understanding to reveal life-transforming messages that empower and inspire. Seasoned with authenticity, compassion, revelatory insight, and personal sincerity, Alexis opens minds and penetrates hearts with biblically-based principles of physical healing and personal empowerment.
Pulling on her background in accounting, fitness and health development, Mrs. Moore translates spiritual and physical insights into everyday language that empowers individuals to take responsibility for their lives —helping change the path people take in search of understanding, self-respect, purpose, and ambition.
In 2016, Alexis Moore along with her sister purchased their first Smoothie King Franchise which opened August 27th, 2018, in Lake Jackson Texas. They are also the 1st Minority Sister Duo to purchase a Smoothie King Franchise in Franchise History. With over 11 years in Oil & Gas Accounting Alexis thought it was time to really step out on faith and go after everything God has promised her! She teachers her clients that fear = face every area of resistance and she demonstrates that every day!
Recognitions: Listed as one of the Top 40 under 40 Top Health Influencers of Houston, Motivational Speakers, TV appearance with TBN “Amazing Grace”, a contributing writer for the BBU (Beautiful Being You Magazine) and Beautifully Said Magazine,” Mrs. Moore is a featured health instructor. She has also spoke for Greater True Faith Church, HESS Club-Born 2 be a Queen Empowerment Voices, Gospel Radio Nation, Co-Host of Synergy Radio Network 1480AM, “Natural Nation” received the Award for 40 under 40 Top Health Influencers of Houston and 2018 Health & Black Business Expo Entrepreneur of the Year.
Jennifer Perez Medina
Jennifer Perez Medina is a University of Houston graduate with a background in news writing, editing and public relations. She has worked in the private and education sectors as a writer and PR specialist with over 10 years of communications, copywriting and media experience.
She founded The Socially Connected, a consulting firm that focuses on strategic content for creatives. Jennifer uses a combination of traditional PR methods and modern social strategies to implement services such as social media strategy, content creation for social media platforms, and influencer and event marketing for women-owned businesses.
Jennifer believes that every business owner should build a company that makes them proud. She helps women business owners create a genuine connection with their audience so they can be seen and paid as a trustworthy expert.
On her time off, she loves spending time with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include blogging, social media, attending her kids’ sporting events, crafting DIYs for her home and attending Houston events. She’s a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston Latina Bloggers and serves as VP of Communications in her son’s school Parent Teacher Association. She also finds time to manage two other businesses with her husband, The Cage Houston and Mi Cielo HTX.
Dr. Elvia Espino
In early 2017, Espino set out to be a disruptive change agent by running for mayor of Irving, Texas. She was the first Latina candidate in the city’s history to run for that office. In her words, “I got tired of being tired, so I set out to be the change I wanted to see.” For more than ten years, Dr. Elvia has served in the communications-related fields of media relations, community engagement, social responsibility, and inclusiveness. A firm believer in giving back to the community, Espino is involved in several organizations near to her heart and often lends her voice to speak for those who cannot and is an advocate for educational empowerment for first generation college students, equitable education, special education issues and combating the school to prison pipeline, just to name a few.
Espino was appointed under then Governor Rick Perry to the Advisory Committee for Special Education under the TEA (Texas Education Agency). A mother to a special needs child, she advocates tirelessly for equitable opportunities for people with special needs and those from “under acknowledged” backgrounds.
Espino has created local and national programs of inclusiveness for municipalities and corporations alike, under her Mom on a Mission program. As the first person in her family to graduate college, Espino is passionate about speaking to students and her community to empower them to achieve their goals, hence “Empowering others to Reign!” ©