About the co-founders:


Mistie Layne is a #1 International best-selling author and claims writing her book, What Goes Up, saved her life. She was named 2021 Overall Global Achiever, nominated 2020 Woman of the Year and placed 3rd in The Next Global Impactor competition. Mistie is an award-winning keynote speaker, host of Dare 2 Share TV talk show, founder of Write 2 Ignite Women’s Empowerment Retreats and a contributing journalist for several international magazines. She practices Nuclear Medicine full-time and serves as VP on the ChemoBuddies 4 Life non-profit board. You can learn more about Mistie at


Lauren Perez: When Lauren’s daughter was born with a disability, she left her management position and re-shifted by becoming an entrepreneur, founding her successful business, Bear and Bird Design. After her daughter Eliana passed away, Lauren wanted to speak out to others to bring awareness and education of the disabled community. She is a full-time mother, running her business from home and wants to prepare our youth of today for all possibilities of tomorrow, preparing them to be courageous, strong and resilient.

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