Inspirational Hope Inc.’s (IH) most anticipated event is upon us!
Come join as IH adds a unique twist to our fall conference. Below is a glimpse of what’s in-store for the day:
I’m thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.
Some of life’s best lessons are learned at the worst times.
Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”
Psalm 50:15 When you are in trouble, call for Me. I will come and rescue you…”
Our special guest speakers will remind us that even your worst days have only 24 hours, and how difficult situations can cause eating and exercise habits to change drastically, by over indulging or not engaging all together.
If these statements hit home for you, then this conference is for you!
Our dynamic speakers have testimonies that will shed light on how you can let Your Light Shine, even in the darkest time or your life.
Host: Brian J. Olds
Audiences are quickly energized by Brian James Olds, a native son of Baltimore, Maryland. Brian timidly began his journey into the world of speaking in 2006, delivering his very first speech in the Morgan State University Toastmasters Club. In 2015, Brian earned the opportunity to advance to the semi-finals of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, competing against the top 100 speakers around the world.
Brian holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Morgan State University and a Masters Certificate in Instructional Design and Adult Learning from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Brian is Program Manager in Aerotek’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as College Development Chair for Black Professional Men, Inc.
In 2016, his passion for speaking, diversity and building relationship led him to create Black Speakers Network (BSN). Through, BSN Brian works with thousands of new and emerging speakers around the world who seek to start or grow their professional speaking business.
Speaker: Sara Doolittle
As a speaker, writer, and one who inspires, Sara Doolittle empowers others to see possibilities for themselves. After too many years of experiencing herself as having no value, and the world as uninspiring, Sara now looks to herself to create what she desires to experience in this world. Sharing how she let go of long-standing thoughts, ideas, and habits that fed her lack of worth, she explains how she began a continuing practice of making conscious adjustments to live more joyfully and to bring her life alive. Allowing us to see her vulnerabilities, and her process, we can perhaps see ourselves as well. An unexpected result from the work of looking to her self, are all of the life changing shifts she’s experiencing from discovering her own unique version of spirituality.
Sara believes it’s possible for everyone, in their own unique way, to create clarity, peace, inspiration, way more lightheartedness, and a deeper connection with self, others, and all that is.
Speaker: Troy Harris
Troy Harris, a native of Baltimore, has returned to his hometown to share his testimony and give back to the community. With a vast array of experiences ranging from life threatening situations, divorce, to complete rebirth, Troy has a tremendous testimony that touches audiences of varying dynamics.
His childhood and early adulthood was marred with traumatic experiences, mishaps and poor decisions. At the age of 19, after being raised in a devout catholic family, he firmly denounced Christianity, and ventured down a path that seemingly grew darker and darker, year after year.
At the age of 35, in the midst of what could easily be considered rock bottom – unemployed, suffering from alcohol addiction, depression, etc., his spouse at the time was diagnosed with cancer. One Sunday in December 2011, she convinced him to join her at church. After a powerful message from Bishop Darnell Easton of Bethel Way of the Cross Church in Huntington, MD, Troy confessed, submitted his life, and obtained his Salvation in Jesus Christ.
Since that day, Troy has been alcohol and depression free. His spirituality and his career have blossomed. He acknowledges God’s call for his life and now serves as a Minister at The Tabernacle at Greater Bethlehem Temple in Randallstown, MD, and President of The Men’s Ministry.