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Day of Empowerment: Strength, Confidence, Success!

  • Gaetano's | Banquet Center & Restaurant 1617 Banksville Road Pittsburgh, PA 15216 (map)

Do you feel like you are not where you should be in life or in business?

  • Are you looking for guidance to help you be empowered? 

  • Do you like to network with motivated and successful people? 

  • Do you have questions to ask an expert?

Join us for a Day of Empowerment on Saturday May 11th from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. You’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet along with a dynamic morning filled with motivation, inspiration and success stories. Hear speakers that will motivate and inspire you! Participate by asking a panel of experts questions to help you grow personally and in business.

Day of Empowerment Speakers

Listen to Denise Ann Galloni present Find Your Voice. Voted the quietest girl in her senior class, Denise Galloni started to come out of her shell and find her voice as a young adult. Today her mission is to help others find their voices and become better communicators through her company, DG Training Solutions Inc., which was founded in 2014.

Denise will show you how to find your authentic voice by telling you how she went from being invisible to speaking in front of people for a living. She will describe how to deliver a concise message that people will remember. You will leave recognizing you have the qualities and the voice to make the difference.

Meet Matt Scoletti, known as “Mr. Livin the Dream,”. Matt is a 2-Time World Record Holder, American Ninja Warrior competitor, author of the bestselling book “The First 15,” and motivational speaker focused on healthy living and happiness! 

Matt’s life wasn’t always like this as he struggled with alcohol for a decade. After hitting rock bottom, he decided to focus on 4 main concepts that would revive his life. The four ideas are to Grow, Give, Love, and Live every single day! Matt is so excited to share the best ways to implement these into your business and your life! These Fulfilling 4 will help any individual, business, or organization be healthier, happier, and reach your true potential!

There will be plenty of time for networking and a limited number of vendor tables will be available. 

Listen to a Panel of Experts moderated by Kym Gable, Storyteller, Anchor and Journalist for KDKA TV. Kym will moderate the panel with questions submitted from you, the audience.

Panelists include:

Melanie Colusci, award-winning author, founder and president of From Start-Up to Success, a business focused on her passion to help women achieve their goals as business owners and accelerate their path to success. Melanie also facilitates Pittsburgh Women’s Mastermind, a supportive community of women entrepreneurs in four Pittsburgh area chapters who gather in person and online to learn how to grow their businesses. 

Maria Allshouse, through her personal struggle with obesity and finally realizing that the key to a more fulfilling life is making yourself a top priority, Maria went from someone who spent her day static barely surviving to an accomplished Olympic Triathlete, Half Marathoner, and Fitness Competitor. Maria was able to overcome many obstacles to release over 125lbs. In addition, Maria recently graduated from the world-renowned Precision Nutrition and completed her Nutritional and Wellness Coaching Residency where she was mentored by the industry’s most recognized fitness and healthcare professionals and coaches. After 23 years of corporate marketing, Maria pursued her passion of health and wellness and is the now the Owner and Chief Inspiration Officer of  Maria Allshouse LLC. Healthy Lifestyle Coaching and Corporate Wellness Consulting. 

Dionne Malush, is a listing and marketing specialist in the Pittsburgh area. In real estate since 2004 she calls herself The Almost Famous Realtor. With a creative background (over 27 years as a graphic designer) she has been able to climb to the top in her market utilizing her artistic ability. Dionne is a 1989 graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Since starting her real estate career she has been coached by many of the top
real estate coaching companies in the country. She was ranked in the Top 500 Real Estate Marketers in the US and Canada. Dionne is a Certified Home Selling Expert which entails hours of training each week. She consistently sells between 60-75 homes each year when the average agent nationwide sells between 8-12. In 2015 her best year ever she closed 74 transactions while being injured for the last 2 months of the year. She also closed her biggest transaction of her career by selling a home to one of her beloved Pittsburgh Penguins. She has also co-authored "The New Rise in Real Estate" a book that has reached #1 on's
2012 Best Seller List. Malush published "25 Tips for Selling a Home in Pittsburgh" which is also sold on Amazon. She is the co-owner of Realty ONE Group Gold Standard.

Registration is required and registration will end on May 5th. The first 30 people to register will receive a swag bag from our sponsor, the Pittsburgh Business Show. Please support the Pittsburgh Business Show by attending this two day B2B tradeshow and networking event on May 14th and May 15th.

10% of all ticket sales will benefit Young Adult Cancer Support (YACS) program. Offering emotional, social, and financial support for 8 years now, the group remains the only available program for 18-39 year old cancer survivors in Pittsburgh.

Through the program, founder Stephanie Scoletti facilitates support groups, organizes monthly social activities for group members and their caregivers, and also offers a $300 "helping hand" stipend. All other information about YACS and the Center can be found here.