Liz Kitchens is a focus group facilitator for legal cases, public policy issues, and political campaigns. She is a writer and clay illustrator. Liz’s blog, Be Brave. Lose the Beige, reaches out to women of the baby boom generation, “Lady Boomers” as she calls them, encouraging them to discover their own colorful spirits. Liz is a certified True Colors facilitator and conducts retreats and workshops using the metaphor of color to help promote self acceptance and understanding. Liz is known as a “Claywriter” by friends and colleagues, because she sculpts with words and writes in clay. She refers to herself as a “fun artist” rather than a “fine artist”, saying her version of art emphasizes joy and fun through the use of color and whimsical sculptures.
A Commissioned Minister of the Arts in the United Church of Christ (UCC), Liz founded the Jeremiah Project, an after school and summer arts enrichment program designed to foster self esteem in at risk middle school aged students.
Jackie Sorensen is a licensed school psychologist who recently retired after 35 years working in public school systems. She is now embarking on a journey of self discovery and definition as she departs the “9 to 5” grind, navigates the realm of “semi-retirement, and creates new career opportunities. Jackie maintains her professional work through Orlando Health working with families with infants/ young children with developmental disabilities. She is also an active member at First Congregational Church in Winter Park, FL where she participates on the leadership team and co-facilitates a “Lady Boomers” group for women seeking spiritual growth, self awareness, and ways to introduce more fun into their lives.
Jackie is a contributor to the Be Brave. Lose the Beige blog and is personally exploring the more colorful side of life, reconnecting with her “creative brain”, conquering her fears, and listening and responding to God’s voice within.
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