What’s your train wreck?

Everyone has one—past, present or future. How do you keep your train wreck from becoming your story? How do some people come through stronger while others never recover?

Having faced and overcome crises ranging from a child’s heroin addiction to the birth of two sons born blind, Mary Fran Bontempo and Kristin Smedley know how it feels to lose just about everything. On March 7, Mary Fran and Kristin will present Brilliantly Resilient LIVE! This life-changing event will share strategies and successes in discovering resilience, surmounting challenges, and uncovering brilliance. So that YOU can thrive in the face of adversity and beyond.

With anxiety and mental health issues on the rise, Brilliantly Resilient LIVE! tackles the concerns head-on. (And while this might all sound like pretty heavy stuff, Mary Fran and Kristin promise that you'll laugh, too!) Up to 100 women, vendors and sponsors will join Mary Fran and Kristin for a morning packed with heart, humor, and strategies for personal and professional success. Attendees will leave moved and motivated, with empowering action steps to use to define their own stories and create lasting, positive life-changes.

Come solo, come with your mom, grab some friends, or bring your teen daughter. (The next day, March 8 IS International Women's Day, after all.) And get ready to learn:

  1. How to re-frame challenge and surrender as opportunity
  2. How to tweak your internal language to encourage empowerment and success
  3. How accepting weaknesses leads to resilience and brilliance
  4. How to detach from outcomes
  5. How to create an action plan to strategically manage crisis and challenge
  6. How to use your hard-won brilliance and skills to create an exciting, successful life

About Mary Fran Bontempo & Kristin Smedley

Mary Fran and Kristin are both TEDx speakers, award-winning authors and successful entrepreneurs living and working in the Philadelphia/Bucks County area. Mary Fran was recognized as a 2017 YWCA Woman Who Makes a Difference and won the Bucks Happening List Author Award the same year. For more about Mary Fran, click here. Kristin is another past Happening List Winner; she was our 2019 Power Person. And she also appeared in our Happenistas Night Out Trend Show this past October. For more about Kristin, click here.

Event Details

When: Saturday, March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Cornerstone Club, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA 18976
Tickets: $20 per ticket (or $35 for 2 tickets), purchase online here.

A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the CRB1 Foundation for curing retinal blindness, and PARR (PA Alliance of Recovery Residences), c/o DreamLife Recovery.

Opportunities are also available for vendors. Find out more at this link.

This event is sponsored by The Cornerstone Clubs—proudly committed to supporting their community, as well as Branding Strategist Robyn Graham, Lynne Kelleher at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, and dance instructor/performer Lurainya Koerber.

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