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Speakers & Schedule

Event Schedule

10:30 a.m.  Doors open

11:00 a.m.  Keynote Presentation with Alex Perry | Courageous Conversations: How to Bring out the Best in Yourself and Others

12:00  Vendor Marketplace Opens Up |  Holistic Health Practitioners, Natural Living, Complimentary Therapies, Healing & Creative Arts, Gifts, Food, and More!

2:00 Panel Discussion w/ Local Experts (45 mins) | Simplifying Holistic: Where to Begin and How to Continue Your Wellbeing Journey

5:00 Event Ends


Alex Perry | Keynote Speaker | Courageous Conversations: How to Bring out the Best in Yourself and Others

Imagine how much better your life would be if the people around you knew how to get the best out of you and vice versa. When you courageously share your best, your relationships and satisfaction in all areas of your life improve. Having courageous conversations with those we love about what brings out our best is a simple way to enhance the quality of our lives and the lives of those around us. In this interactive session, learn a simple strategy to start a courageous conversation and answer four key questions to bring out their best and empower others to do the same.

Alex Perry is the CEO of Practically Speaking, LLC, host of Crash Courses in Communication podcast and author of Minivan Mogul: A Crash Course in Confidence for Women. Her passion for communication comes from spending nearly two decades as a Speech-Language Pathologist, helping people regain the ability to talk after illness or injury. Read More

PANEL  2:00 PM  | Simplifying Holistic: Where to Begin and How to Continue Your Wellbeing Journey

KJ McGlinn | KJ Today Show | Moderator

A trusted media personality, Reiki Master, TV producer, entrepreneur and mildly obsessed but not crazy cat expert, KJ offers you AND your pets easy solutions to get on your own Road to Peace. With her free communities, PXRoadies & KJ’s Cat Club on Facebook, and unique spirit counseling and cat coaching programs, people see dramatic shifts in their lives for the better.

After spending 13 years as the co-host for the award-winning Smiley Morning Show in Indianapolis, KJ is no stranger to using her voice to better her community. Now, many people know her as the founder of the Kinda Nerdy Girls podcast or as the Kitty Correspondent on the nationally syndicated show, Pet Pals TV. Most recently in 2022 she has launched her KJ Today Show!

Dr. Clifford Fetters | Health and Wellness of Carmel | Panelist

Dr. Clifford Fetters specializes in personal life healthcare for both children and adults. His unique focus is integrating the latest discoveries in science with a practical application of functional medicine, nutrition, natural, and energy medicine. His ultimate goal is to guide his clients on a path to ultimate wellness without the use of prescription drugs.

Dr. Fetters grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Indiana State University. He then completed his family practice residency at Fort Wayne Medical Education. He moved to Carmel, Indiana and started practicing traditional medicine. He was with Family Physicians of Carmel for nearly two decades. He took over the practice from senior partner, Dr. Terry Frederick. Dr. Fetters has never forgotten his parting words: “Prescription drugs are poison, use them wisely, use them sparingly, and always try to find a better way.”  In 2006, Dr. Fetters started Health and Wellness of Carmel to fulfill his dream of providing holistic, functional medicine for the Midwest. It has become a nationally recognized center of excellence where medical doctors, osteopaths, and naturopaths combine their talents to provide individualized health plans to treat complex medical illnesses, as well as providing expertise in achieving and maintaining optimal wellness.

Keira Kroin | Holistic Integration and Natrum Naturals | Panelist

Keira is a functional herbalist and integrative nutritionist with a passion for helping others connect deeper to their own bodies through the use of medicinal herbs, foods, and sustainable lifestyle practices. She emphasizes the importance of functional diagnostic testing to uncover the root cause of acute and chronic disease. Keira believes that we each have the ability to experience healing if we are able to listen to our body’s innate wisdom. She combines the disciplines of traditional and clinical herbalism, through a holistic lens that acknowledges all unique aspects of the individual, the mind, body, and soul, in order to experience true wellness. |

Johnette Cruz | Elevated by JC | Panelist

As a broadcast veteran and former professional dancer Johnette Cruz has experience from across the United States for the last 16 years, including stops in New York, California, Virginia and Nevada but she most enjoys calling central Indiana home.

In 2020, Johnette launched Elevated by JC, a fitness brand that helps others elevate their lives through personal nutrition plans and high energy dance workouts. In 2012, Johnette was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. After having 6 surgeries and 3 organs removed, she decided to take her health into her own hands. Within the last 8 years Johnette has participated in multiple half marathons, fitness competitions and led an array of dance fitness classes, all while learning how to properly fuel your body with the right nutrition and guidance.