Igniting the Fire



Capstone Experience, Inc was established in 2008, (CEI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to increase the capacity of families and their youth in grades 6th through 12th with the goal to strengthen communities. We believe that if the men and women in the family are lacking as the nurturer then the entire family can fall. That is why pouring into the men and women is so important. Igniting the Fire Within partnered with Capstone Experience, Inc. to undertake this initiative, at these intimate events, men and women will receive the tools they need to serve their mind, bodies and souls.


Fascinating, captivating and motivating insights from inspiring speakers will be featured during our events. Our expert speakers are coming ready to share their experiences, successes, failures, and life lessons to keep you growing into the life you deserve.In addition to life and business coaching, Igniting Experts will positions entrepreneurs, writers and public speakers to soar in what they do best! This retreat and conference will help writers and speakers pursue their passion full-time, identify their purpose in the marketplace, and gain industry secrets from top experts in the field

Igniting The Fire BOLD & BRAVE EVENTS

The Igniting the Fire Bold & Brave Women’s Summit occurs March 4th, 2017 in Mobile, AL to set the stage for the Three-City Black Business Tour Sweeping through the South, starting in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for The Igniting the Fire Bold & Brave Empowerment Conference from March 24-25, 2017. The Speakers & Writers Retreat will take place April 20-23, 2017, while the Igniting the Fire Conference takes place October 27-28, 2017—both to be held in Atlanta, GA. Attendees will walk away refreshed, rejuvenated, renewed and ready to take on the world unapologetically. 




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  • Event Host and Speaker

    LaTracey Copeland Hughes

    Talented gem of today’s time, LaTracey is a Publisher, Author, Motivational Speaker, Business Consultant and CEO of a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Capstone Experience, Inc.

  • Keynote Speaker

    TEEJ Mercer

    TEEJ MERCER Chief Maverick of Media Mavericks Academy You may not know the name TeeJ Mercer, but you certainly know her work. Nicknamed "The Walking Exclamation Point" and “The Human Emoji” for her infectious energy, TeeJ is a former award-winning Hollywood TV Editor. Influencing the lives of millions for two decades through her storytelling, TeeJ’s resume is peppered with notable names such as ABC, NBC, MTV, OWN, Bravo, Dreamworks Studios, The Walt Disney Company, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Access Hollywood, Shrek, The Incredibles, Cinderella, The Chronicles of Narnia, Cars, and The Princess Diaries. She also has fond memories crafting storylines for hits such as The Bachelor, Swamp People, Clean House, My Cat from Hell, LA Hair, and Bar Rescue to name a few. After twenty years behind the camera, it simply tickles TeeJ that her face and voice are now being used to touch audiences around the globe. Recently, she was the featured speaker in the premiere episode of The Round, on BET’s sister network, CentricTV. As a multiple award-winning, international bestselling author, she has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, The Huffington Post, SheKnows.com, Real Talk with Mary J. Blige and the Fox News Channel as well as countless radio shows. As the founder of the Media Mavericks Academy, TeeJ is the secret weapon for heart-centered entrepreneurs, business owners, authors, and experts who want to use media to explode their brands. In her trainings, TeeJ exposes insider secrets so that attendees learn how to not only book interviews for themselves but also crush their segments, quickly becoming dream guests for the producers. With a mission to make God smile and be “Somebody’s Answered Prayer,” TeeJ wakes up everyday committed to love on people by living up to her moniker as “The World’s Greatest Hugger.

  • Brave Keynote Speaker

    Coach Char

    Cheranissa Roach is President and Chief Executive Officer of CDR Consulting, LLC. She conducts seminars and workshops for corporations and individuals. The seminars and workshops include Diversity and Multiculturalism; Women’s Issues; and Women’s Journey to Wellness: Mind, Body and Spirit. Ms. Roach is a certified Diversity Trainer and a Certified Wellness Trainer with the Professional Woman Network. She is also a Certified Christian Life Coach. http://www.mycoachchar.com/

  • Shoe Fetish Speaker

    Sharon Bennett & Beatrice Moore

    Shoe Fetish Movement: A Shoe Story Event: A woman must first be empowered to be who she is before she can begin to think of who she might become. Once knowing who they are they can then find their paths to womanhood. A woman may not always remember all the words she may have heard throughout her life, but she will remember how she felt when wearing that special pair of shoes. Weather that feeling was good or bad for her, nothing should stand between her and that experience. Though it is a simple concept, it is powerful. Women are given a vehicle by which to relate their personal heartfelt stories. It’s a time of sharing. But it’s done in a spirit of fun and relaxation. What is your story behind the shoe? I would love the opportunity to be considered by your agency &/or group to be procured for motivational speaking engagements; a time to increase self-esteem, self-love, empowerment, solidarity, & sisterhood. It’s a runway like event for individuals to strut their stuff in their favorite pair of shoes and for them to tell a bit about how that pair of shoe makes them feel. I am Sharon Bennett, a devoted mother and grandmother. I am a consultant, motivational speaker, poet, and author or her 3rd upcoming book. I’ve spent several years consulting and empowering members via a health management company. And I understand the powerful effect of this simple release that can allow us to propel forward.

  • Speaker

    Mayor Franklin Deese

    Franklin D. Deese is the only African American to be elected to the office of Mayor, of any municipality in the county where he grew up -AND- the only African American in the United States to serve over 10 years in the prison system as a felon and then be elected to the top job of the city in the same county in which he was convicted. He was able to over-come his challenges through study, mentorship and determination. Franklin learned how to move the mountains from his path. Learn how Mayor Deese adjusted his mindset, shifted his paradigm and developed his strategy in order to conquer the impossible.

  • Editor/ Speaker

    Tawni S. Fears

    Tawni Fears is the owner of a boutique communications firm known as The Tawni Logues, LLC. She has handled writing and editing for clients such as The Ludacris Foundation, Asics, Smucker’s, major hair product companies, WNBA players, the Atlanta Falcons, Ambassador Andrew Young, startup companies, and young professionals. Tawni Fears was recognized by the Atlanta Tribune as a rising businesswoman to watch. Tawni has made an appearance on Atlanta’s 1380 WAOK, sharing her story and discussing black businesses. In addition to that, she has delivered the keynote address on several occasions. Tawni Fears has been an invited guest to events hosted by schools, nonprofits and those dealing with business and networking. One of Tawni's most valued roles is being a mentor, and volunteering through various organizations. She is also an appointed officer, and active in the young adult ministry at her church. Tawni Fears’ first professional opportunities tied in her two loves, music and writing, when she was given the chance to work with gospel artist Kierra Sheard and Grammy award - winning songwriter PJ Morton. She assisted the artists with press releases and event write - ups. She went on to write for AllHipHop.com, and has had articles in Rolling Out, Oh Brides Magazine, and the Atlanta Tribune. Tawni has interviewed Big Daddy Kane, Mike Muse of President Obama’s National Finance Committee, Professor Griff of Public Enemy, Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Rico Love, along with others. Tawni Fears once held a workshop with young men from group homes to help them see the power in using writing as a means to healing. Tawni plans to continue to make an impact on the community and world through giving back. Being successful is about helping others find their way too, Tawni Fears strongly believes

  • Marketing Guru

    Jeffery Moore

  • Speaker

    Whitney Turner

    Whitney Turner, creator of Socialyte Lifestyle and Director of Turner Consulting Group has found a way to merge her passion for entrepreneurship with her purpose of helping others thrive in the business world and excel at their life goals. After successfully starting several grass root companies she has now crafted a national networking group and Peer to Peer database, Socialyte Lifestyle, which not only caters to entrepreneurs but women and their lifestyles as a whole.

An event that will definitely catapult your ministry, business and life.

Is This For You?

You take care of everyone else, so now is the time for someone else to cater to you. If you believe that you were destined for more. No matter what stage you are within your career this event is for you! If you are ready to show up to get you the results you want. Pushing past those fears and excelling beyond that comfort zone. Then you MUST join us for this amazing event.

Register Today!

Igniting The Fire Speakers & Writers Retreat

April 20-23, 2017 in Atlanta, GA

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Event details will be emailed to you.

 Please invite others to join you especially at the BOGO 1/2 off rate.

This event are open to Men and Women. 

Event Hotel

Red Lion Inn & Suites

1419 Virginia Ave

College Park, GA 30337

Or click on the link below

This ticket entitles you to the following:

An opportunity to work with powerful expert speakers

Entry into the Pitch and Writers Contest

Connect with new people  in business, ministry and life

Lunches and Snacks

All retreat materials.

An opportunity to become a part of the Igniting The Fire Movement dedicated to Motivate, Empower and Inspire you to your next level.

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This is a limited-space event. If you have any questions, please contact me at latracey@latraceycopeland.com prior for questions, comments, or concerns.


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Refunds & Cancellations

Please Note Our Cancellation/Refund Policy

Transfers must be in writing and Emailed to us.

All tickets are non-refundable. No exceptions. Please note your registration can be transferred to another person to attend the conference.

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