Own Your Story 2024 Speakers

Prophetess Amanda Herd

Meet Our Master of Ceremonies

Residing in the heart of North Carolina Prophetess Amanda Herd. Wife, mother, sister, and revered spiritual leader known for her wise insights, prophetic gifts, and unwavering commitment to God by way of spreading the message of love, hope, and faith. Born with a natural spiritual sensitivity, Amanda discovered her calling at a graceful age, guided by a deep sense of purpose to serve.

Throughout her journey, Prophetess Amanda has dedicated her life to connecting individuals with their spiritual selves and empowering them to embrace their divine potential. Her teachings are rooted in compassion, wisdom, and a profound understanding of the Holy Spirit, inspiring countless individuals to embark on their own paths of spiritual growth and kingdom-discovery.

With a unique ability to encounter divine guidance, Prophetess Amanda has touched the lives of many through her prophetic messages and 1-one-1 teachings, which offer clarity, healing, and direction in times of uncertainty. Her insights resonate deeply with seekers from all walks of life, transcending boundaries of culture and religion.

Beyond her prophetic ministry, Prophetess Amanda is a beacon of light in her community, actively involved in charitable endeavors and kingdom work. Her compassionate spirit and commitment to service have earned her respect and admiration worldwide.

Prophetess Amanda Herd continues to inspire and uplift others through her teachings, writings, and personal example, embodying the timeless values of faith, compassion, and spiritual awakening. Her legacy of love and enlightenment serves as a guiding light for generations to come, reminding us all of the profound potential that lies within each individual to create positive change in the world.

Ullanda Young

Forgiveness Facilitator and Author

Ullanda Young is a multifaceted individual whose journey through life has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a passion for creativity. She has a diverse range of talents and a track record of remarkable accomplishments which stands as a testament to the power of determination and beating the odds.

Growing up in Washington, DC, Ullanda always knew that she was “different”, and marked for a higher purpose. However, due to trials, traumas, and turmoil, she sought fervently to find herself in God. And because of God’s love, consistent pursuit, and transformational healing; Ullanda started to walk in alignment with his vision for her life.

Ullanda believes that her calling from God is to help women who have gone through similar situations. One of the lies the enemy told her was that she was ugly; therefore, she suffered from low self-esteem.

To combat this, she became a skilled licensed makeup artist. She teaches women that you are naturally gorgeous, and do not need to heavily “mask” the beauty that God has given you. In addition, she is a content creator. Her YouTube channel titled “Beautifully U” ministers to women, motivates and encourages them thru her experiences and testimonies. While spending intimate time with God, Ullanda found that fasting breaks yolks and provides freedom from strongholds. 
So, she authored a book on spiritual fasting which teaches women how to fast, and experience spiritual breakthrough. Ullanda has a servant’s heart. She has served on executive boards and has made major impact within her sphere of influence and community. 

She serves as the Coordinator over the Events Department at her church in MD leading a team of over 100 people. She believes that everyone is a leader, even if they don’t have the title.

Lastly, Ullanda is a business owner and entrepreneur. She has established herself as a successful entrepreneur, founding and leading innovative ventures that have created lasting impact. Her entrepreneurial spirit and visionary leadership have propelled her ventures to new heights of success.

Her favorite quote is “The woman I was yesterday introduced me to the woman I am today. The woman I am today can’t wait to meet the woman I am to become tomorrow”. This is what it means to be “Beautifully U”.

Shaletha Marshall

Emotional Support Coach and Author

Shaletha Marshall is a mom, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and the Founder of Creative Link 
Coaching. She is a Emotional Support Coach dedicated in helping professional women who are 
going through a painful breakup heal from the pain of divorce. I’ve been successfully coaching
women by Encouraging, Empowering, and Educating them on how to Rebuild and
Restore their lives during their transition. 

Her coaching program, Creative Link Coaching, provides life strategies to professional women who are going through a painful breakup or divorce by coaching and mentoring. Our services include personal development, resources for divorce, goal setting, emotional support, and money management

Normandy Bryant

Evangelist and Author

Minister Normandy Bryant is an ordained Evangelist. She is the daughter of Pastor Johnny Smith and Fay Smith. Minister Normandy is an anointed Woman of God, who has many gifts and talents from Jesus Christ. 

She is a worshiper, an intercessor, an entrepreneur, the owner of a forth-coming establishment, “The Poiema”; where she will be teaching flag classes and selling dance attire, she is a teacher who trains adults and youth to worship, and she is a co-author of “You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” devotional and many other journals on Amazon, with her business partner, a Mighty Man of God, Minister Jerry Schenck. 

She is a mental health advocate and speaker who tells of her testimony and you can be set free. She is a unique and peculiar person who has love for God and His children and desires for everyone to grow and prosper. 

Her life Verse is: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”….This is her life verse because she has been through many storms, but she has learned to continuously allow God to be her Anchor. Her journey has confirmed that she can do all things through the Lord who strengthens her and she knows she can not do anything without Him!

Grace Onuegbu

Conference Host, Speaker, Life Strategist, Minister, and Published Author

Grace is a speaker that helps women who feel overlooked and undervalued walk in their true selves. Due to childhood trauma, parental abandonment, and toxic relationships, there was a time when Grace did not know her own value, so now she uses her experiences to challenge other women to step out their comfort zone, embrace who they are, and walk in their true selves. She has a passion to empower and equip women to discover who they are in Christ and fulfill their purpose. Grace Onuegbu is also a mental health nurse practitioner, life strategist, published author, and minister. She is the founder of SMILEBIZ LLC, a personal development company, Woman Arise Academy®, and Own Your Story Meet and Greet. A master at teaching women strategies to reach their goals with her signature MAP systems. 

She created multiple courses to help women maximize their personal and professional growth. With her expertise in mental health, Grace understands the importance of self-development skills and behavioral modifications to become the better version of yourself. She has dedicated the last five years helping women with confidence building and utilizing self-care strategies. She is a single mother who went from being unemployed to a board-certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Graduated cum laude at Chamberlain College of Nursing and graduated with her master’s degree at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. 

Balancing motherhood, school, and work was challenging; nevertheless, her philosophy is “Motherhood is an extension not a limitation.  She is the founder of Woman Arise Tribe, a global prophetic and praying women ministry birthed in 2020, where she helps women of faith grow spiritually and with personal development. Woman Arise Tribe stands on John 10:10, “The thief come only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it to the full”. Our mission is to help women discover their identity on Christ as daughters, heal, boldly operate in their gifts to fulfill their kingdom assignments, and elevate in all areas of their lives. She is also a member of Minority Christian Women Entrepreneur Network group. 

As a professional speaker, her mission is to empower women to activate their voice to own their story to not only impact others but create opportunities to increase positive cash flow through publishing their books and booking speaking engagements. Her mission is to help women win in life by transforming their mindsets.  It is liberating when you can elevate to the next level without compromising who you are.