Conference Hosts


Ranelli Williams, Legacy Catalyst

Ranelli Williams is passionate about helping individuals overcome their fears and activate their faith to walk in their purpose. She is a Certified Public Accountant, best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and Legacy Building Catalyst, working with faith-based entrepreneurs and couples to master their money and work towards building a strong financial legacy. As the author of the books, Releasing the Fear and Walking in Faith and Belief, Boldness, BIG Blessings, she brings to life the blessings, miracles, and life changing manifestations that occur in peoples’ lives when they fully put their trust in God. She is also a contributing author in the books The Wife Factor: Becoming an Integral Piece of the Marriage Puzzle, and the bestseller, Rock Bottom is a Beautiful Place: Living Your Calling. In addition, Ranelli is Co-Founder with her husband, Eric Williams of ERJ Services, LLC, a tax and accounting solutions business. They provide tax services to individuals, small businesses, and non-profits as well bookkeeping, accounting, and review services to small businesses and non-profits, including churches.

Ranelli graduated from Borough of Manhattan Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management, and from Baruch College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA). She is a certified Public Accountant (CPA), is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration Degree in Entrepreneurship at Walden University, and has embraced Walden’s adage in being an agent of social change. Ranelli started her career in Corporate Accounting, then spent a few years in Public Accounting performing external audits for non-profit organizations, and finally transitioned to working for a Prescription Benefit Manager as an Internal Auditor and Project Manager. She is also an Adjunct Instructor of Accounting and Personal Finance at the Northampton Community College.

Ranelli has also worked with the National Association of Black Accountants, where she served as Chair of the Employment Committee and worked with the Financial Empowerment Committee. She was also a member of Toastmasters where she has held multiple leadership roles including Club President and Vice President of Education, and she has earned the distinguished award of Competent Communicator. In her church ministries, she has served as Youth Leader and Mentor, Youth Sponsor, Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Stewardship Director, Assistant Choir Director, and as part of the Education Committee.

From an early age, Ranelli has not only been a lover of higher education and learning, but entrepreneurship has also been her passion and because of her love for Christ recognized the importance of marrying God and business. Ranelli is the co-founder of the L.I.F.T. Conference, the premier conference for faith-based women in business and ministry who want to grow their business and profits. Ranelli and her husband live in East Stroudsburg, PA, with their sons, Joeraan and Jaevaan.

The Legacy Builders Forum is a great way to connect with Ranelli in a supportive environment that promotes faith walking, money mastering, and legacy building.


Kim Jones, Career Igniter

Motivational speaker, certified personal life coach, Career Igniter and bestselling author Kim Jones has an extensive background in the area of corporate training, empowerment coaching and career development. Using her extraordinary gifts and skills and working in the capacity of a speaker/trainer and coach has evolved her into a skilled facilitator with the ability to connect with and inspire any audience. Kim enriches audiences with her earthy, savvy, charismatic appeal. Her teaching and facilitating style propels people to take action for optimal success. She interacts with her audience and allows them to break down the barriers.

Kim’s solid motivation and facilitating background has made her a trusted go-to source for professional and personal development guidance for all her clients. Kim has an interactive style that allows her audience to participate in each of her sessions. Kim inspires men/women to stand up and step into their destiny.

Kim fosters a deep concern and passion for her people and shows true commitment to their success. Kim has the ability to transform individuals with her effective leadership skills. Her ability to interject solid techniques and interactive humor will leave the audience anxious to apply her effective approaches to their lives.

Kim helps to foster women to build their self-esteem and confidence to create the amazing life they always wanted but did not know how to do by moving outside of their normal expectations and mindsets to step into their personal potential by implementing ideas, getting rid of fear and taking action.


Donna Izzard, Identity Strategist

Author, Speaker and Master Business and Branding Strategist Donna Hicks Izzard is a woman with vision.  As intuitive as she is inspirational, she helps highly-successful corporate professionals to blend their expertise and brilliance into profitable, passion-fueled businesses while maintaining their full-time careers. Under Donna’s tutelage and enlightening insight, her clients become more than entrepreneurs with side hustles—they become CEOpreneurs with empires. She is a woman with a gift.

And she isn’t afraid to use it.

Donna doesn’t just coach and speak to the nuances of the parallelpreneur from theory—she teaches from candid, earned experience. She has launched several successful businesses while managing her role as one of the few female technology training executives in the country at a top-tier law firm. It is her thirty-years spent in the C-Suite that honed her God-given gift for not only innovating infrastructures, but for bringing out the inner, often hidden, phenomenal in people. What began as a ministry soon involved into her first consulting practice and workshop series, The 3W Life, which taught women who were stuck in their lives how to uproot themselves by uncovering their true identities, power and purpose. From that intimate and eye-opening work, Donna began to draw more people with dimmed desires and untapped potential waiting to be unleashed.

In 2016, God led her to expand her reach to women, men and couples seeking to build high-impact businesses and ministries. Finding that many of them still struggled with missing the mark on their identity, she knew she’d found her next sweet spot. Today, she is the ingenuity behind a myriad of burgeoning companies that are as meaningful and purposed as the CEOs behind them.

Revered for her ability to build a brand at the drop of an opportunity, Donna is masterful at devising innovative strategies to elevate people to their next level. Be it in a coaching session or a simple conversation, she is an ignitor—of souls and ideas—setting people out into the world on purpose and on fire. While Donna supports her clients to discover their own distinct gifts, anyone fortunate enough to experience her is instantly inspired to mirror her boldness. Whether she is impacting thousands through her books or leading a marketing campaign to convene tens of thousands for a life-changing conference, Donna moves with an assuredness that comes from an unshakable faith and a knowing of whose she is, who she is and why she is here on this earth.

They would say it’s confidence in her. She would say it’s the God in her. 

And both would be true.


I attended LIFTCon2017 as a general attendee. I was determined to learn all I could and so I remained focused during the conference and took great notes but most importantly, after the conference, I implemented what I learned. As a result of doing that, my first-quarter profit for 2018, quadrupled my entire 2017 profit. My advice is to not just gather the information but implement. Write it down, make a list and check it off! Stop making excuses, get out of your comfort zone and do what you dream of doing. Step by step. Thanks LIFT! I can't wait for the next event! ~ Maria La Duca, The Agency Chic