Live Online JUNE 1st - 4th

Introducing the
 Thriving at Home

Virtual Summit

An amazing 4 days of actionable information from leading experts. Topics include relationship growth, practical parenting tools,  personal development strategies, and more!





Thriving at Home's Mission is simple....
Our goal is to equip individuals and couples to thrive in their closest and most important relationships.

20+ Expert Presentations & Interviews Over 4 Days

Get equipped and resource up! Whether you are looking to level up your relationship, parenting skills, or your personal growth, there is something in this summit for you!


In this 4-day summit, we'll interview 20 leading experts, dive into theory, and pull out practical steps for thriving at home. COVID has created a new normal at home. Some couples are spending extra time together, and issues they once ignored are now bubbling to the surface. Other families wrestle with work-home life balance the lines separating job and family life have become blurred.


Parents wonder, How do I keep my kids safe online, as schools switch to virtual systems. And families do their best to manage fear, doubt, and ever-increasing stressors well. 


The good news is that you are not alone on your journey to thrive at home! Connect with other couples, individuals, and families committed to their personal growth and dive into powerful wisdom from 20 expert authors, teachers, coaches, and speakers. 


Whether you show up for one session or all twenty, The Thriving at Home Virtual Summit is sure to help you take things to the next level in your home!


Day 1: Thriving Relationships - June 1st

Session Starts 8am CST

How to Truly Connect at Home 

Gil and Brenda Stuart live in Brush Prairie, Washington. They have 7 adult children and 7 grandchildren. Gil has his Master’s in Counseling and Brenda has her Life Coaching Certification. They have been working with couples for over 16 years, and their combination of Counselor/Coach is incredibly impactful. 


Speaking from their own stepfamily adventure, the Stuarts share heart to heart as they walk the walk. In this expert interview, Gill and Brenda speak to all couples (dating, engaged, married, and blended). They provide practical strategies to:

  • Move beyond ordinary communication and connecticate.
  • Learn to identify "sneaker waves" and address "bare wire" issues that spark ongoing relational conflict.
  • Have "Pink Elephant" discussions with our spouse and family.

Their motto is: “If you ain’t got the marriage, you ain’t got nothin’.” Gil and Brenda will teach, inspire, and equip you and your loved one to draw closer together in their amazing session!


You can find out more about Gil and Brenda at: GilandBrenda / Restored-Remarried

Gil and Brenda Stuart
Marriage and Blended Family Experts

Jackie and Stephana Bledsoe
Marriage and Relationship Experts

Session Starts 10am CST

Persevering Together in Challenging Times

Jackie and Stephana Bledsoe, the founders of Happily Married Couples, help couples connect and communicate, so they can create marriages worth celebrating. Their work has been featured on NBC, The 700 Club, Moody Radio, The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, CBN’s Turning Point International, and more.


Jackie is the bestselling author of The 7 Rings of Marriage and an international speaker who helps men lead with love and live on purpose. Stephana is a speaker and former homeschooling community director. They both serve on the Church Multiplication and Discipleship team at The Wesleyan Church World Headquarters and are the parents of three amazing children.


In this powerful and authentic interview, Jackie and Stephana share their story of bouncing back from homelessness together and their journey to using past struggles to encourage others. 

  • Discover practical ways to stay united as a couple when troubles hit.
  • Find out how to tap into your resources, community, and faith.
  • Learn from an experienced coupled who used trials as a catalyst for growth. 

Session Starts 12pm CST

Creating a Shared Mission 

Kirby Ingles provides high-potential, busy corporate managers with results-driven, laser-focused coaching in 30 minutes. His "big picture" and highly creative problem-solving approach combined with an open and enthusiastic style will turn you into an effective, inspiring, and successful leader


In this expert interview, Kirby hones-in on ways couples and families can create a shared mission for their home. You'll not only discover why mission matters, but if you follow Kirby's step-by-step guidelines, you'll walk away with a clear understanding of the values that matter most in your bond!


Kirby Ingles
Coach and Mission Expert

Scott and Tawnya Landis
Marriage Architects

Session Starts 2pm CST

How to Design Your Dream Bond

Scott and Tawnya Landis are high school sweethearts who one day decided that average was not good enough. After coaching hundreds of couples and settling into a good working relationship the two decided they were either going to call it quits or find a way to thrive. 


They chose the latter and are glad they did. In this expert interview, Scott and Tawnya share how they moved far beyond OK and how you can too. You'll find practical steps for:

  • Creating authentic conversations
  • Discovering what you and your loved one really want in your relationship
  • Increasing the joy in each other's lives and in your home


Session Starts 4pm CST

Ten Commandments for Blended Families

Joel W. Hawbaker is a professional speaker, Amazon best-selling author, award-winning teacher, and blended family coach. His book 'Inverted Leadership: Lead Others Better By Forgetting About Yourself' focuses on helping people become better servant leaders. He lives in Alabama with his wife, his two daughters, and their two rescue dogs Bruiser and Butterscotch. In his free time, Joel is usually watching soccer or re-reading the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.


In this expert interview, Joel walks couples through five steps they can take to communicate and connect better. This session is especially helpful for blended families, but also applicable for traditional families teaming-up with extended family members to raise thriving kids.  



Joel Hawbaker
Blended Family Expert

Day 2: Thriving Kids - June 2nd

Session Starts 8am CST

Daddy, Are You Proud of Me? 

After almost a decade of motivating audiences all over the world, mentoring business leaders and training coaches, Sean has developed a healthy reputation for his authenticity, and his ability to inspire virtually anyone. He can motivate an audience of thousands or inspire an intimate group of professionals.


Sean is 2013’s “North America’s Next Greatest Speaker,” has shared his powerful message on the TEDx stage, and has a wealth of insights for parents on both personal growth and parenting.


In this expert interview, Sean dives into practical strategies for healing our woundedness—yes, all of us have a parenting wound—and dives into strategies for parenting imperfectly but well.


This heartfelt, insightful interview is a must-see for all moms and dads!

Sean Smith
Parenting Expert

Randy Pardue
Parenting Expert

Session Starts 10am CST

How to Raise Great Kids from Diapers to the Dorm Room 

Randy is a Visioneer... a dealer in HOPE. He helps others assess where they are in their journey and offers fresh hope, a little sagacity, and common sense so that you can envision a better future in the areas of family, relationships, life, and soul. He is also is an author, speaker, husband, father, and grandfather.


In this expert interview, Randy dives into practical parenting strategies for raising kids you actually like, who others like, and who like themselves. Whether your kiddos are currently in diapers or preparing for college, Randy has expert parenting tips, tricks, and strategies for you!

Session Starts 12pm CST

The Father Effect: How to Overcome Past Wounds and Parent Well

John Finch grew up the youngest of 3 boys in a suburb of Dallas where he lost his father to suicide at age 11. As a young man, John did anything he could to avoid confronting the wounds he suffered as a result of being fatherless. His craving for affirmation from a father who was not there to provide it, led him to seek that affirmation from the world in many unhealthy ways.


In an attempt to find value as a man, he created a false persona that left him completely unfulfilled. His life was based on the pursuit of money in order to prove his success and he became a social alcoholic as he strived to be the life of every party and gain the attention of those around him.


     It was only when John realized and dealt with the unresolved issues of his father wound that he was able to become truly fulfilled. On April 20th, 2009, he finally came face to face with the issues that drove him to seek approval from a father who was not there to give it to him. By forgiving his father and recognizing what it truly means to be a man by God's standard, he became a new man, husband and father.   


     In this heartfelt interview, John seeks to break down the barriers that prevent men and women from addressing deep-rooted anger and hurt from the wounds they have suffered in this life by candidly and openly sharing his story, his failings, and his path to a new way of life. 

John Finch
Parenting and Fathering Expert

Susan Kay Dahl
Sex Talk Expert Extraordinaire

Session Starts 2pm CST

"The Sex Talk"  Made Easy: How to Keep Your Virgin From Merging too Soon

Susan is an author, speaker, and parent educator who excels at taking the awkwardness out of talking to kids about SEX. Why do too many of us avoid, sidestep, and take the detour when our children want to know the truth? It's because nobody modeled it for us. 


There are no guidebooks or parenting step-by-step rules to live by. In this expert interview, Susan makes having the sex talk easy and painless. Every parent wants what is best for their child, and Susan will show you how to get there.

  • Discover how and when to broach the topic of sex with your kids.
  • Learn how to use age-appropriate portions of your story to engage your teens.
  • Find out how to take the awkwardness out of this whole experience for both you and your kids. 

But when it comes to one of the most important decisions they will ever make – becoming a parent or merging to create a new life – don't be silent, uneasy, or guilt-ridden. Discover how to make the sex talk easy, and keep your virgin from merging too soon!

Session Starts 4pm CST

Learning Wild: How to Encourage Creative Outdoor Play That Helps Your Kids Grow!

Kristen has been working with children in many capacities since 1999. She has been teaching preschool-age children for 5 years.  Kristen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Kristen has a passion for nature-based and play-based education and has dedicated her career to creating a new generation of bathtub grime. 


Kristen is working towards her Forest School Practitioner's Certification and she opened central Minnesota's first forest school preschool class in the fall of 2016!  In this expert interview, Kristen will show you how to:


  • Help your children expand their learning by transforming from a helicopter-parent into a humming-bird parent. 
  • Help you know exactly what steps to take to reduce screen-time and encourage outdoor, creative, play-based learning.
  • Kristen shows parents how to overcome common barriers to play-based learning at home. 

Kristen Peterson
Creative Outdoor Play Expert


Day 3: A Thriving You - June 3rd

Session Starts 8am CST

How to Use Extreme Self-Care to Improve Your Closest Bonds

Sara Thingvold is passionate about partnering and encouraging others toward heart renewal and servant leadership. With her deep understanding of human behavior and her fun spirit, she helps leaders lead, at home and at work.


Sara holds the following credentials:

  • ICF ACC – Certified Executive Coach
  • Gottman Institute PsychoEducational Leader and Trainer; workshops: Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work and Bringing Baby Home
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Facilitates women and couples retreats

In this hands-on experience:

  • You'll discover what extreme self-care is and why it matters.
  • Out of the box strategies for lifting your mood and being a support to others.
  • A step-by-step walkthrough to navigate difficult conversations—packaged in a powerful process that starts with YOU! 



Sara Thingvold
Expert in Extreme Self-Care

Dr Julie Hayden

& Dr Raymond Hayden

Psychology Teacher Extraordinaires  

Session Starts 10am CST

How to Manage Anger and Stress at Home Without Blowing-Up and Without Avoiding the Issues

Dr. Ray Hayden, CEO of Rhombus, has his BA in Biblical Studies, MA in Counseling Psychology, and Doctorate in Psychology, with an Emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He shares a passion for Biblical truth being applied to business, psychology, relationships, and information. 


Dr. Julie Hayden is a licensed psychologist with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies, a Masters in Religious Studies, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate of Psychology. She has been a professor at several Universities, a Dean at Southern California Seminary, and now Chief Academic Officer of Rhombus University training Christian Professional Therapists to effectively tackle difficulties people and families face. 

In this expert interview, Dr. Ray and Dr. Julie dive into the biology of stress and anger

  • Understand why your family is so important to God's overall plan.
  • Discover how the recent changes in our world may be impacting your family, home, and YOU in more ways than you realize.
  • Learn practical tips to reduce stress build-up before it turns into a major problem. 

Dr. Ray and Julie's presentation is powerful, timely, and one you won't want to miss!

Session Starts 12pm CST

Everyones Got Bears: How not to feed into anxiety and depression in stressful times.

David Cummings is a husband, a father of three teenagers, and a follower of Jesus Christ with a unique perspective on anxiety and depression. Not only is he a biology professor, he also has his own struggles, which he openly shares.


David is on a mission to learn all he can about mental health struggles and knows that everyone's got "bears." In this expert interview, David dives into,

  • How we get ourselves into trouble,
  • How we can find healing from our struggles,
  • And what is needed to build resilience in order to better cope with life’s stressors in the future.

The purpose of David's ministry is to share all he is learning on this journey so that you can find the hope, healing, and resilience that he has found. So get ready to dive into the biology of stress, struggles, and the bright future that awaits on the other side!

David Cummings
Human Biology Expert

Ray Brehm
Work-Life Balance Expert

Session Starts 2pm CST

How to Work From Home, Grow Your Business, and Connect With Your Family, Without Loosing Your Mind

Ray Brehm is a husband, daddy, businessman, and best-selling author. Filled with boundless energy, it seems like Ray always has a new project in the works. Yet, this doesn't keep him from connecting with his family and having fun.


Ray is taking advantage of this "new normal" of having his wife and kids at home while he works to help his family level up their skills and draw closer together. In this expert interview, we dive into:


  1. Practical tips for separating work time from family time
  2. Ways to make sure work doesn't stop you from connecting with the ones who matter most.
  3. How to use this "new normal" to help your kids prepare for the future.

Ray's passion for marriage, kids, and work is prominent, and in this expert interview, Ray shares practical tips for thriving in these areas. 

Session Starts 4pm CST

You Can Do Hard Things—And Your Kids Can Too

Warning: If you're looking for a speaker who proclaims, "Just follow these three easy steps, and your life will be perfect, just like mine," then this expert interview is not for you!


But if you are looking for someone who is authentic, knowledgable, and inspirational, then this may be exactly what you need. 


Sloan shares her story and practical strategies everyone can use to transform a difficult past into a bright future. Sloan is the author of Girl You Can Do Hard Things, a coach, entrepreneur, and mom. 


  • If you are in the middle of hard times yourself... 
  • If you are looking to step out of your comfort zone and do more hard things... 
  • If you long to foster a spirit of grit in your kids... 

Then you are in the right place. In this expert interview, Sloane provides practical tips for getting hard but necessary things done!

Sloane Ketcham
Expert on Grit, Determination, 

and Getting Hard Things Done

Day 4: Thriving Faith - June 4th

Paul T. Coughlin
Expert on Exchanging "Nice"

for "Kind and Good" 

Session Starts 8am CST

Transforming from "Nice" to "Good" and Why This Difference Matters

Paul Coughlin (COCK-LIN) is the Founder & President of The Protectors, an international, freedom-from-bullying organization that partners with both values-based and faith-based groups to combat what is now the #1 form of child abuse in the nation, and the #1 concern of both parents and students.

He is a former newspaper editor and is the author of numerous books, including Raising Bully-Proof Kids and No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice—Instead of Good—Hurts Men, Women, and Children. He is also a men's conference speaker who has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, C-SPAN, The LA Times, The New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets.


In this expert interview you'll discover:

  • Why doing "the nice thing" isn't always good for us, and can actually damage our marriage, our family, and our faith.
  • How to transform from a "nice" guy or gal to one who is kind and good.
  • How to instill good values in our kids and help them take a stand for what is right!

Session Starts 10am CST

Living Your Legacy and Leaving a Legacy for Your Kids

Chad Gramling is a historian and author who’s continually “refining life, on purpose.” He and his wife, Jennifer, have been united for more than 20 years and have three daughters. At, he regularly writes about how he’s listening up and the ways God is leading him in a quest. Chad began while striving toward greater discipleship and a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. As he lives, learns, and grows — refining life, on purpose — he invites others to connect and share in the journey. 



Chad Gramling
Legacy Expert

Jon Beaty
Thriving Expert

Session Starts 12pm CST

Habits to Keep You Growing and Thriving in Faith, Relationships, and Work

Jon Beaty's mission is to help couples transform their marriages from
struggling for survival to thriving in love
. Jon and his wife Tami
celebrate over 30 years of marriage, and are the parents of two
thriving children. They make their home on a small farm near Portland,
Oregon, where they enjoy raising Boer goats, honeybees, and gardening.

Jon is a licensed clinical social worker. He is a coach, counselor,
author and speaker. He has been published by Fox News, The Gottman
Relationship Blog, Lifezette, and The Good Men Project. He has also
published the book, If You're Not Growing, You're Dying: 7 Habits for
Thriving in Your Faith, Relationships and Work

Session Starts 2pm CST

How to Activate a Life of Peace, Purpose, and Fulfillment

Brian Goslee serves as Board President and volunteer Executive Director for Changed Through Faith Ministries. Experiencing a radically changed life through active faith in God, and having been raised by a single mother, Brian developed a strong passion for bringing fathers and their families closer to God and each other.


Brian knows that we never fully “arrive,” but also knows life can be joyous and peaceful. In Brian's words, "That is what I want for you. I want to help you get there faster than I did and be supported and encouraged while you do! My life was radically changed through faith and yours can be too!"



Brian Goslee
Expert on Being Changed

Through Faith


Individuals, couples, and families are facing new challenges in our world's "new normal." Job-loss, social isolation, changes, and stress have turned some families worlds upside-down. Other families are enjoying extra time together, but also finding that old problems are bubbling to the surface. With so many changes happening in the world, there is no better time to focus on your closest relationships, kids, personal growth, and faith! 


While this is not a "Christian" conference, it is a conference with many experts who are passionate about their relationship with Christ. Thriving at Home is an excellent opportunity to take a break from the stresses of life and resource-up. Whether you feel like you're surviving, just OK, or are already thriving, this amazing team of experts will help you take your home to the next level!


It's completely free to watch the live presentations

You can watch all the presentations live and for they will be kept online for an additional 48 hours. You can also purchase an VIP Access Pass if you want lifetime access to the recordings!

Watch from anywhere and on any device

Login from wherever you are and whatever you're doing during the summit on your Computer, Laptop, Phone or Tablet. No need to hundreds of miles to drive to a hotel or miss the event if you are on holiday.

No salesy sessions, just pure educational presentations to help you

Our The Thriving at Home Virtual Summit is filled with the latest actionable information to help your achieve your goals and dreams. Each speaker's goal is to add as much value to YOU as humanly possible!

handpicked collection of talented topic experts

Everyone of our expert speakers was selected for their proven excellence and knowledge in their niche, so you know you will be learning from the best.


  • Learn practical strategies for managing stress and having difficult conversations well by practicing extreme self-care.​

  • Discover practical strategies for staying connected to your loved ones in the midst of life's storms and for using challenges as a catalyst for growth.

  • Take the awkwardness out of having the sex talk and learn practical strategies to keep your virgin from merging too soon.

  • Find out why "nice" may not be as nice as you think. Then, transform from nice to kind and good and find out how to encourage these qualities in your kids.

  • Transform from a helicopter parent who hovers loud and strong, to a hummingbird parent who encourages growth by fluttering in and out at opportune times.  

  • Heal from old wounds and learn practical tips for parenting with authenticity and imperfection.

  • Learn how to keep building into the lives of your kids from the time they are in diapers to when the head off to the dorms--because time passes fast!

  • Hear tips for addressing the "bare wires" in your relationship and for having those "pink elephant" conversations you've been meaning to have.


Get equipped to thrive in our world's "new normal. We've gathered leading experts in the areas of relationships, parenting and personal growth, chosen for their practical wisdom and experience with topics families struggle in most. 

Where is the event being held? 

Is the event really Free?

Who is this Summit best suited too? 

This conference is geared toward couples and families and many of our experts come from a Christ-centered background. This is not a "Christian" event, but many of our speakers talk about their faith openly as they provide practical wisdom for growing yourself, your marriage, and parenting-skills at home.

What if I can't make the live event on Jan 1st - 4th? 

Our experts are amazing and even if you only catch 1-2 sessions we believe the value you receive will be will worth you time and the price of your FREE admission. If you miss a session you'd love to see, you'll have the opportunity to purchase an all-access pass—allowing you to watch all 20 sessions at your convenience—for at a greatly reduced price.

Is the Summit Really Just Online?

Absolutely! This means no hotels to book, no travel plans to make, and that you can catch each session from the comfort of your own home. Learning from from the experts has never been easier!