Here is our 2022 line-up of speakers.

LuAnn Buechler

  • CMP. the Little Spark
  • Certified Facilitator of the Passion Test & Passion Test for Business
  • Master Trainer, Coach & Transformational Speaker
  • PMC Events & Coaching


Passionate about everything she does. LuAnn uses her unique personality and experiences to relate to her audiences in delivering passionate presentations that inspire people to achieve the success they desire in business and in life.


When you know what you want, who you are, and how to share your gifts with the world. You create confidence in YOU. You are more confident in every decision you make. If you are walking through this world in fear, anxiety or just going through the motions, and want more joy and fulfillment in your life – this workshop will help you to re-discover you and what you want. You deserve it!! We all do!!!

As a Certified Facilitator of The Passion Test, LuAnn shares with audiences a simply yet powerful system to determine your true passions and set a course to living your life’s destiny. As a Certified Facilitator of the Passion Test for Business, LuAnn is Igniting the Heart of Business. Bringing to life the unique contribution of the businesses she works with while aligning their team to their personal passions to create a company culture that thrives in today’s business environment.

As a director for BNI, LuAnn has built a repertoire of presentations on networking skills and relationship marketing which she uniquely relates to delivering high quality customer service.

LuAnn delivers Customer Service training with the same passion that she delivers customer service in her own event management business. LuAnn has over 25 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, and is the Co-Author of Exceptional Care for Your Valued Clients.  

LuAnn is also a member of the Transformational Leadership Council working team. An organization created by Jack Canfield, best-selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, where transformational leaders share best practices and co-create humanitarian projects to transform the world.


Amy Theisen Walz

Amy Theisen Walz is an avid pup-lover, advocate for the underdog, vocalist and speaker. She brings her heart, hope and inspiration to people, and their loved ones struggling with mental illness through her new organization, You’re Not Alone; Amy is an aspiring author of her family’s story of hope through mental illness and dysfunction, as told through a sweet little pup’s voice, “Lilly’s Rae of Hope”.

She is the owner of Amy’s Cherished Events, an event coordinator specializing in weddings, but soon to be planning and facilitating wellness workshops and events as well. She lives is Monticello with her husband Nick (of 31 years!), sweet therapy pup in-training, Willow Grace, and adores her three adult children, their significant others and her darling grandson, Declan. Amy hopes to put a HUGE dent in the stigma surrounding mental illness and dysfunction!

Six Hearts, Four Paws and One Rae of Hope

Sometimes we learn through little trials but sometimes they are huge trials. In our family, we had some huge trials. I will be sharing my personal and family story of mental illness and the littlest spark of hope that Jesus placed in my heart during that incredibly dark time. Hope was kept alive in our family by a sweet angel pup. She helped us to focus on her instead of our dysfunction and this changed us in a very profound way, redirecting our future. We all know that we cannot change our past, but we can learn from it for a brighter future by finding proper perspective, self-care, an understanding friend/peer/mentor and simply being open to change. We always hear about our physical health, but it’s time to start talking about our brain health, which houses our emotions and/or mental health. You can’t change the brain you were born with, but you can improve it for a brighter future!

Ashley Lardy

DoTerra Wellness Advocate

A little bit about me…I’ve been married to my husband Seth for 5.5 years & we are parents to our spunky & sweet 4 year old son, Declan, through adoption. By day I work my dream job, as a full time County social worker for individuals with developmental disabilities. I joined DoTerra 3 years ago and have been so glad I did! My husband has a chronic form of leukemia and through this journey, my eyes were opened to all the toxins that we encounter every day & the impact they have on our health and wellness. I transitioned our family to natural products for our home and our daily lives – and it has been such a positive shift for us! If I’m not spending time with my boys, our families & friends – I love reading, going for walks, drinking coffee, singing at church, learning + teaching about toxin-free living & making people laugh.

We will be making an essential oil roller, called “I am Free.”

We will be making an essential oil roller, called “I am Free.” I chose it because the description:
“I Am Free is a blend that reminds you of the liberty that is yours. This blend is great for those who feel trapped in their life circumstances and can’t see a way out. Using this blend regularly will help you see that you are free to choose a different path, and indeed, there are many options. As humans, we are all free. The lie is the perception that we are stuck and have no other choices.”