Virtual Lunch

  • September 16, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • ZOOM


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SPEAKERS: Brenda von RautenkranzMary ThompsonRisa Ganel

TOPIC: Health and Wellness During COVID-19

DESCRIPTION:  Dynamic Health and Wellness Experts will speak on Physical, Financial and Relationship Health during this COVID-19 Crisis. and create a new life that is meaningful amidst so much chaos.


Brenda von Rautenkranz has over 30 years of Professional Experience in Behavior and Education. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland and operates vR Growth & Learning Center, a facility dedicated to bringing Horses, Dogs and Clients together for Emotional Growth and Empowerment as well as Equine Corporate Team Building for companies of all sizes, with the motto of: “Horses Helping People”. As a Motivational Speaker and Professional Trainer, Brenda has reached thousands over the past 40 years to help on such subjects as Nutrition, Emotional Well- Being, Physical Fitness and Empowering Leaders and help clients gain control of their lives and to inspire them to a healthy road to success. With her Cable TV Show, which she both hosts and produces, she has been able to spread the same message, while highlighting non-profits and community issues.

Mary Thompson is the founder of reframe Financial Planning, a fee-only Financial Planning and Advisory firm in Howard County. Mary started reframe to help individuals build financial and purpose-driven transition plans for retirement. Mary specializes in guiding clients through the next chapter of their lives by balancing their financial and personal resources to align their values, passions, and purpose. Prior to founding ReFrame, Mary worked for over 10 years at a local Advisory firm where she was a Partner and Senior Advisor. Mary is also the co-founder and co-Executive of an emerging non-profit, This Point Forward. This Point Forward provides programming and services for the 50+ population to help them define and build active engagement activities into and throughout retirement.

Risa Ganel facilitates relational growth. Her gifts blend wisdom with quiet strength and neuroscience with empathic connection. She is skilled at being kind and fierce in the same breath, helping you connect to the truth to create lasting change. As a Certified Relational Life Therapist and Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist she sees couples in her private practice in Maryland and helps clients all over the world through relational coaching and public speaking


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