8am February 1, 2023

(snow day Feb 8)

Life Made Simple Boutique

772 Saratoga Rd, Burnt Hills, NY 12027

February Theme: Resilience

We are all going through something.  How do we focus our energy on our own success, creating the life we know we deserve?








8:00 am


Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Resilient Inspiration

Jennifer F. Hendricks-Fogg

Your most successful year yet, despite the world around you.

9:30 am

Resilient Practices

Maya McNulty

The Way We Think About Resiliency Is Dead Wrong!

10:30 am

Resilient Tactics

Melissa Ward-Rathbun

Imposter syndrome is real, but Melissa will help you overcome the obstacles that prevent you from marketing your business and yourself to your fullest potential.

11:30 am

Resilience of Time

Panel Discussion

What does it take to be in business for 20-plus years?  This panel of experts has already done it.  They will share their tips for longevity.

12:30 am



Connect with today’s speakers, ask questions, and find deeper solutions.


Individual Speakers

Jennifer F. Hendricks-Fogg

Maya McNulty

Picture of Melissa Ward Managing Partner of NewWard Development LLC

Melissa Ward-Rathbun

Panel Speakers

Cindy Quade

Susan Blackburn

Picture of Melissa Ward Managing Partner of NewWard Development LLC

Kathleen Godfrey

After Lunch

Vision Board Workshop

OPTIONAL (additional fee)

After listening to such motivating women who have overcome so much in their lives to create success and longevity, it’s time to commit yourself to your own success.

Your vision board can be “big picture” or focus on a particular area of your life.  It’s entirely up to you.

Materials will be provided.  If you have a favorite magazine, feel free to bring it.



Continental Breakfast




Entire Symposium + Vision Board


(Following Lunch)


Learn More about our speakers

Jennifer F. Hendricks-Fogg

Author, Founder & President, Logan Strong Foundation, Special Projects Coordinator, Aflac

As an Independent Benefits Consultant with Aflac, I work with businesses and their employees to offer benefits solutions that help provide peace of mind when injuries, illnesses, or other unpleasant surprises occur. Working with Aflac, my clients are prepared for not just “if” life happens but “when.”

As the founder and President of the Logan Strong Foundation, I am able to use my personal experience to help other families that are fighting Childhood Cancer. 

Maya McNulty

Founder & CEO at Covid Wellness Clinic, CEO of UpTheBiz Marketing & Branding Agency, Founder & CEO at Walking Warrior, LLC, Author, App designer

Maya McNulty is a successful business woman, author and patient – led researcher. Her tenacity for advocacy, travel, and outdoor adventure allows her to speak on global stages and experience different cultures other than her own. A positive mindset and attitude are the cornerstone of Maya’s active lifestyle. She has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, WebMD, Medscape, Healthline, and many more.

Melissa Ward-Rathbun

Managing Partner, NewWard Development, LLC

Melissa has been working online since 1999, she knows the internet.

Melissa works with clients to help create a digital path to success. Lead designer and social media manager, Melissa acts as the marketing arm for your company.

I love talking about Social Media Marketing; my presentations are enthusiastic and informative – loaded with successful philosophies and facts (and fun). 

Cindy Quade

Signature ONE Realty Group

Cindy brings over 35 years of experience to the Real Estate profession. Specializing in New Home Sales and Marketing, she represents the areas leading new home builders. Having trained with several renowned national new home sales trainers she is one of the first Realtors in this area to specialize in new home sales and has sold over $800 million in real estate.

Cindy is a recent past Director of the New York State Association of Realtors as well as Director and Officer of the Greater Capital Association of Realtors. She has served on the Committee for Professional Standards and was also Past President of The Women’s Council of Realtors. 

Susan Blackburn

Award Winning, International Photographer

I passionately believe that photographs are heirlooms you create not just for yourself, but your children and your grandkids. And I love it when my Wedding Photography clients become clients for life because I get to see the transitions take them from a couple to a family.

Susan’s work has been published in Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style, WellWed New York, Vogue Patterns International, Pointe Magazine, Dance Magazine, and other leading publications. I am available for travel assignments worldwide.

Kathleen Godfrey

President, Godfrey Financial

For nearly 25 years, Kathleen’s company has stood for integrity, transparency, and honesty in all we do. As fiduciaries, they are legally required to put your interests first, even when it’s not profitable for us to do so.

Godfrey Financial is deeply committed to the Capital Region: in 2000 Kathleen instituted a corporate policy to give back to the community. Each year, we donate at least 10 percent of our net profits to local nonprofit organizations.

I am committed to making a difference and donating time and resources to organizations that move me.