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My Dream BIG Club

My Dream BIG Club is a group of diverse individuals who meet monthly to motivate and support each other's BIG dreams. The club puts together events focused around self-growth and empowerment, volunteering, networking and staying active. My Dream BIG Club has become a hub for diverse professionals to grow and develop.

My Dream BIG Club's conference will bring together 200+ people in Detroit to tap into their fullest potential. This will be achieved through a full day of motivation, thought-provoking panels, hands-on workshops, accountability tools and organic networking.

Channel Your Inner Excellence Conference will be a unique experience for the Detroit region to establish an active network of resources.

Join us as we acquire tangible skills to achieve personal and career goals.



Keynote speaker

Kechi Okwuchi

Motivational Speaker / Singer

Kechi found her true voice after her accident- a plane crash that took the lives of 107 of 109 passengers in Nigeria in 2005. Becoming a finalist on "America’s Got Talent" 2017 was Kechi’s truest dream realized, and she released her first ever single, ‘Don’t You Dare’ on all digital music platforms.


Farah Merhi

CEO and Founder of Inspire Me! Home Decor

When Farah Merhi launched Inspire Me! Home Decor in 2012, it was a creative outlet during what she calls "a phase of self discovery.” Farah was 3 semesters short of graduating with her political science degree and planning to attend law school when she had her "AHA!" ...

KEYNOTE speaker

Chris Lambert

CEO and Founder of Life Remodeled

Chris Lambert thought seeking a marketing degree while living the frat life at Indiana University might lead him to law school and later to a career as a real estate developer. Man, was he off! During his junior year, a spiritual awakening led to Bible studies replacing beer bongs...


Gwen Jimmere

CEO and Founder of Naturalicious

As CEO and founder of Naturalicious, she’s already cemented her place in history as the first African American woman to hold a patent for a natural hair care product. She is the mastermind behind The Hello Gorgeous Hair Care System; the only natural line of products that actually smashes your hair care routine into smithereens


Jake Sigal

CEO of Tome

Jake Sigal believes in metro Detroit, and he has an exciting vision for the region’s place in the world of technological innovation. A third-generation entrepreneur with a passion for integrating hardware and software applications, Jake co-founded Tome Software, Inc. in 2014 to explore the buzzing “Internet of Things” tech space.


Alycia Meriweather

Deputy Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District

Alycia Meriweather currently serves as Deputy Superintendent of Partnerships and Innovation for the Detroit Public Schools Community District. She has worked in Detroit Public Schools for over 20 years as a teacher and administrator, and is a life-long resident of the city of Detroit.


Event Agenda

8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast Begins

Opening Remarks

10:05 AM

Keynote Speaker - What Does It Mean To Dream BIG?

We all have our definition of what it means to Dream BIG, but what does it really mean to Dream BIG? Hear from this BIG Dreamer and how one must train their minds to believe there are no limits in dreaming.

10:30 AM

Message from Lt. Governor of Michigan Garlin Gilchrist II

Panel on Overcoming Adversity

Life is a journey and will be filled with ups and downs. As we transition through our many stages in life we must overcome the valleys to celebrate the peaks. Hear this personal story of someone who has done just that.

Music Performance

11:00 AM

Panel on Social Causes - Equitable Education And Building Detroit

It takes a positive and cohesive long-term vision to collectively change social issues. Listen to this panel as they discuss their social impact and ways we all can get involved.

11:30 Am

Dream Conversations- (1) Building And Sustaining Relationships, (2) Living For Your Passion, (3) Financial Freedom

This section is the foundation of how My Dream BIG Club was started. The ability to come together to discuss transformative topics and have diverse conversations about tactics and strategies pertaining to these topics. Attendees will participate in (1) topic conversation. Review topic material found in the prep for conference email.

12:15 PM

Lunch, Networking, Vendor Stroll

1:00 pm

Life Goals - 30-60 Day Plan

Receive tools to assist in completing your life goals. In this session attendees will be provided with strategies on aligning professional and personal goals. Bring completed life goals sheet found in the prep conference email.

Fast Track to Six Figures

Our careers can take us around the globe and up and down the corporate, government, or entrepreneurship ladder. Those who plan, manage, and make key adjustments during their careers, reach levels they never knew were possible. Hear from the creater of the “Fast Track To Six Figures Boot Camp” who will open your eyes to key career situations, financial choices, and life exposures that will shape your path towards both Professional and Financial greatness.

1:30 pm

Panel On Entrepreneurship

Starting a business can be a real challenge with many unknowns. This panel brings entrepreneurs together who have started their own business and/or have spun out a company within a large organization. Hear from this panel as they discuss what it means to be an entrepreneur and the importance to our economy.

2:00 pm

Fireside Chat - The Power Of Social Media And Using It Effectively

Fireside Chat - Maximizing Your Time Wisely

Fireside Chat - Challenges To Creating a Patent

3:00 pm

Tap Into Your Inner Excellence

3:15 pm

Keynote - Living Outside Your Comfort

3:45 pm

Closing Remarks

4:00 pm


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Refreshments, Cocktails, Hors D'oeuvres, Networking, Music and More FUN!


Ticket Pricing


Early Bird Tickets (Second Chance)

Networking with powerhouses

Onsite conference sessions and activities


Coffee, water and snacks to nibble on throughout the day

Complimentary valet parking

Meet with speakers

Front row reserved seating

Regular Tickets

Networking with powerhouses

Onsite conference sessions and activities


Coffee, water and snacks to nibble on throughout the day

Complimentary valet parking

Meet with speakers

Front row reserved seating

VIP Tickets

Networking with powerhouses

Onsite conference sessions and activities


Coffee, water and snacks to nibble on throughout the day

Complimentary valet parking

Meet with speakers

Front row reserved seating



September 14th, 2019 | 8:30am - 4:00pm (Reception to Follow)


1200 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48226

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