VisionCon 2018
to Dec 8

VisionCon 2018

Are You Ready To Hit The Ground Running?

A new year ALWAYS means a new beginning. Throw last year behind you and prepare yourself the the ride of a lifetime. Next year will be the year you lose weight, the year you finally start your business, the year you go back to school. It will be the year you make more money than you ever have before. 

What makes this year different? You'll be prepared.

The Only Vision Board Conference
For Unstoppable Millennial Women

We've got a whole page with the full deets! Click here to see what we have planned for VisionCon 2018, or just sign up for the early bird list below:

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amazing food + drink variety AND the most IG-worthy venue for you!
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6:30 PM18:30

Visualize Your Victory: A Red Carpet & Role Play Soiree

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Believe it... And You Will Become It.

Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and Katy Perry ... What do they have in common?

They, like many other successful celebs, all use the power of visualization to achieve their goals. Visualization works because you are telling the universe (and yourself) what you want to achieve and giving your brain an opportunity to open up to a new way of thinking - altering your mindset and creating a new mental door for you to glide through (and grab your check). #winning

The latest in our fun + fab events, Visualize Your Victory is an elite costume event where you will arrive and act the entire night as if you have already accomplished your 5-year goals. (Yes, completely immersing yourself in your future badassity.) On a gorgeous rooftop overlooking the city, you'll walk the red carpet and smile for the paparazzi, dine on hors d'oeuvres, sip to your heart's content at our open wine bar and enjoy live painting + conversation with the city's most accomplished women. 

Whether you want to be a published author, MISS USA, Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, or the next FLOTUS -- tonight is your night to fully experience & manifest your future success!

Join us in limitless thinking and engaging your mindset to shift from the ordinary into embracing success and abundance. 

Your ticket includes:

** Celebrity-style red carpet entrance
** Keynote Speaker & Influencer Fireside Chats
** Hors d’oeuvres
** Open Wine Bar
** Live Painting by local artist CVLISMV

Come ready to own and speak your future success into existence!

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The Deets

Date: September 23rd, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 9:30PM
Location: The George Clubhouse + Rooftop
11141 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(Yes, it's metro accessible. Yes, there's parking - and it's free.)
For Sponsorship & Vending Opportunities, click here.

The Venue & Your Miraculous View

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Your 5-Star Experience


The Agenda

6:30PM - 7PM
Red Carpet Entrance & Networking

7PM - 7:30PM
Welcome + Icebreaker

7:30PM - 8PM
Fireside Chats: Session I

8PM - 8:30PM
Fireside Chats: Session II

8:30PM - 9PM
Keynote Speaker

9PM - 9:30PM
Closing & Networking


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Never been to a Thrive Lounge event before? Click here for attendee testimonials.

Meet The Keynote Speaker

Tressa Azarel

Tressa "Azarel" Smallwood

Tressa "Azarel" Smallwood is an author, movie producer, award-winning  Publisher of Life Changing Books INC, and owner of, an organization that inspires women through business and networking mentorship. 

In 2003 Tressa resigned from her teaching tenure to fulfill her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Two months after writing her first novel, A Life to Remember, she raked in over $40K in sales. Since then turned her knowledge into a multi-million dollar empire. With over one hundred sixty titles published in print to date and even more digitally, Life Changing Books, more lovingly known as (LCB) was awarded Independent Publisher of the Year in 2011. Her entrepreneurial work both as an author, teacher to entrepreneurs and movie producer have been featured in Black Enterprise, Hip Hop Weekly, EURWeb, The Source, Rolling Out and more.  

Since expanding into the film industry with Life Changing Films, Smallwood has secured a distribution deal with BET for the showing of her movie SECRETS on SEPT 16th-2017  which won Featured Narrative Film at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in 2016. She recently produced her second film ALL IN staring LIL MAMA, ROB RILEY, ELISE NEALE and RAPPER-JIM JONES. 
When she is not teaching others how to write and publish or reviewing scripts for her promising film catalog Tressa is mentoring girls ages 10-17 on becoming self-starters and leaders through her program, Be The Boss Entrepreneurial Program. She resides in the DMV area with her family. 

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Social Icebreaker | See It, Speak It, Believe It

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Krystal Glass

Krystal Glass (yes, that’s her real name), is known as “the gem of real-life conversations” for her ability to bring people together to discuss real-life issues.

Krystal Glass is the Conversation Host & Founder of Real-Life Conversations- a social club for individuals to connect and share their perspectives on real-life topics.

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The Influencers & Fireside Chats


Uju Obianwu
Creator of The Life Of An Uj & Twenty Queens Power Brunch

Fireside Chat | Dear Girlboss: A Love Letter to the Woman You're Becoming

Shala Graham

Shala Graham
Owner of Creative Colony Spaces & Shala Graham Photography

Fireside Chat | Zero to 60: Launching Your Business Right

Dont Die Afraid

Ashley Freeman, MPH
Resilient Founder of Don't Die Afraid

Fireside Chat | Rewriting Your Trials Into Triumphs

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T. Espinoza
Creator of The Style Medic

Fireside Chat | Flatlined to Fabulous: How things changed when I decided to just be me


Alyssa Cochrane-Grannum
Founder of Tutor Me This

Fireside Chat | Following your Path: Listening to Silence

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Jazmin, Akila & Melanie
Creators of Social Noire Events

Fireside Chat | The power in your network: When women stick together


Terri Tolliver
Executive Producer, Fox 5

Fireside Chat | Using Your Opportunity To become A Trailblazer When You Are “The Only”

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Your Elegant Entertainment for the Evening


Live Poetry by NayomiTheIndigo

Live Painting by CVLISMV

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Who Will You Be In Five Years?


If you're ready to completely change your mindset and become your future self, register below. 

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring Visualize Your Victory? Contact us here. 

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Mid-Year Check In Brunch
1:30 PM13:30

Mid-Year Check In Brunch

The year is half over! Soooo... what better way to connect than brunch! :)

In partnership with Girl Get It and Starlight Social, this free-form meet up is a all about connecting with other UNSTOPPABLE women in the DMV area and sharing what's on your mind.

We focus on creating a brunching experience where every woman can be herself and let her hair down over bottomless mimosas. 

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8:00 PM20:00

Office Hours w/ Sam Vander Wielen, Founder of Hygge Wellness

Office Hours is a LIVE online event where you can ask successful entrepreneurs your blog + biz questions FOR FREE & IN YOUR SWEATPANTS. We'll be asking the hard questions about sales funnels, marketing, creating your product/service, profits and more. 

This event is for you if: 
>>> You're just starting out in your entrepreneurial journey and you want to learn what works and what doesn't.
>>> You've been growing a blog + side gig for a while and you haven't figured out how to make it profitable.
>>> You're READY to walk away from your 9-to-5 and want to know how it's done... the right way.

The first Office Hours features Sam Vander Wielen, Founder of Hygge Wellness and it's THIS WEDNESDAY @ 8PM, EST. (Perfect for that moment you get home from work and sit on the couch with a glass of wine, Olivia Pope style.)

Ever wanted to ask: 

  • How to successfully build a business while you're working an intense day job?
  • How to FINALLY quit your 9-to-5 to do what you love FULL TIME?
  • What marketing tactics are LUCRATIVE for successful entrepreneurs?

Sam is going to give you all of that AND MORE in this all-strategy-no-fluff LIVE interview, this Wednesday @ 8PM.

Sign up for this FREE online event here

About Sam: Your #Girlboss Mentor

Sam Vander Wielen is a former corporate attorney-turned-entrepreneur. She is a Certified Health Coach and wellness consultant and owner of the health coaching and wellness consulting company, Hygge Wellness. After resolving her journey to find a balanced approach to health, fitness, and happiness, she began teaching women how to harness their power to transform their stress and unhappiness by making small, meaningful changes to their self-care and diet regimens.

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C L A R I T Y | Mastermind Happy Hour for the AMBITIOUS GIRLBOSS
6:00 PM18:00

C L A R I T Y | Mastermind Happy Hour for the AMBITIOUS GIRLBOSS

Is 2017 the year you FINALLY launch your product, grow your brand, or completely crush your business goals?

This event is designed to help you 

** B R E A K T H R O U G H the noise on social media
** Nail down your blog G R O W T H strategy
** L A U N C H your business and start your entrepreneurial

Get C L A R I T Y on how to make your next move your best move.

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11:00 AM11:00

New Beginnings Brunch

Thrive Lounge starts off every year with a New Beginnings Brunch. This is an opportunity for each of us to get to know each other a little better. This free-form meet up is not all about goal setting and accountability - it's about sharing what's on your mind. 

We focus on creating a brunching experience where every woman can be herself and let her hair down over bottomless mimosas. 

This year, we will be brunching at: 

Society Restaurant & Lounge
8229 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

This event is open to everyone (members and non-members). 

For reservation purposes, please RSVP by providing your name and email below by 11:59PM EST on January 22nd, 2017.

We look forward to brunching with you! 

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VisionCon 2016
10:00 AM10:00

VisionCon 2016

VisionCon is our annual Vision Board Conference. This is an opportunity to come together with other fearless millennial women ready to crush their goals and reach new heights in their businesses, careers, relationships and lives. 

The VisionCon experience includes:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Keynote Speaker and #GIRLBOSS Panel
  • Vision Board Workshop
  • Afternoon hors d'oeuvres 
  • Open Wine Bar
  • Bottomless Thrive Lounge Specialty Cocktail
  • VIP Swag Bag

The conference will be held at:

727 15th Street, NW #1102
Washington, DC 20005
(walking distance from McPherson Square Metro Station)

For additional questions, please check out our FAQ's here or contact us directly!

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4:00 PM16:00


Friendsgiving is an opportunity for our members to come together to give thanks and give back. Each attendee brings one dish to share and one item to donate. While attendees can bring any dish they wish to share, donations must be one of the following: 

  • Turkey
  • Potatoes or boxed mashed potatoes
  • Rice
  • Green Beans
  • Stove Top Stuffing mix, gravy mix
  • Macaroni and cheese mix
  • Canned Cranberry sauce or jelly
  • Pie crust, brownie mix
  • Juice

This year's nonprofit partner Interfaith Works. Each donation will help to create Thanksgiving meal baskets for women's shelters in Silver Spring, MD. 

This event is FREE and open to everyone (members and non-members). FAQ's can be found here

University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
7621 Mowatt Lane
College Park, Maryland 20742
Room 2511

To get a good head count, please RSVP by providing your name and email below by 11:59PM EST on November 1st, 2016.

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