Brave Heart Workshops
An Innovative Team with a Visionary Approach in Event Planning
Creating Unique & Personalized Events
Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Brave Heart Workshops
Brave Heart Workshops was founded by Larry in 2016. He believes in helping others discover their true authentic self, to live life more completely, and to identify and fulfill their life purpose.
Larry received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana in Business Administration and Management, and his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in Business Administration and Management.
Larry has received professional designations from The Institutes CPCU Society – Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Associate in Research & Planning (ARP), and The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research (CIC),
Larry had been a volunteer at a large mega church serving on their insurance committee, leading Small Groups, and hosting international pastors from all over the world to help offset their travel costs at a local Global Leadership Summit.
Larry has broad in-depth experience in management, marketing, and sales. He also has an impressive record of success as a Field Consultant, Division Manager and Sales Team Leader, a Sales Professional, and a Corporate Planning Director. Larry has conferred with major companies to increase sales, improve profitability, and strengthen customer service.
Larry oversaw a Sales Staff, was Division Manager of the Year two years consecutively, and managed a $40 Million Book of Property & Casualty Insurance Business. He led a Sales Team that sold the largest direct account in company history.
Larry brings much value to the Brave Heart Workshops with his Vision Setting, Leadership, and Management skills. These attributes help keep venue costs and expenses affordable for each retreat and workshop. His compassion and empathy make every attendee feel welcomed. His leadership skills keep the event flowing with ease.
Founder, Event Planner, Live Podcast Host, # 1 International Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Retreat Leader, Transformation Coach & Wellness Partner
Jill Reynolds founded Brave Heart Workshops in 2017. She is a Certified Meeting and Event Planner with 37 years of networking and consultative expertise in media, logistics, technology, and hospitality.
Using her background in Meeting and Event Planning, Jill creates amazing conferences weaving authentic up-close stories that connect Hope. Health. and Healing. Jill is known for her Podcast, “The Connection Show” where she helps leaders connect their life stories with who they are today. She is a #1 International Best-Selling Author in a collaborative book, “Fiercely Faithful” where she shares her story called “The Essence of Humility.” Jill shows an audience how to reconnect with what matters most in life so they can be set-free from shame, embarrassment, and humiliation. At 28, Jill’s life was a train wreck. Addicted to Crack Cocaine, Alcohol and down to 97 pounds, she lost her job in San Diego and moved back to Chicago after she had an encounter with God. She knew her life was hopeless; her health was a disaster, and she had no idea what to do next. Everything felt impossible. But she showed up week after week at church and prayed to God to help her and to give her the resiliency to recover. Jill believed that doing the hard work of digging into her story and connecting the dots of her traumatic childhood would bring her the Hope. Health and Healing she desired. The work and resiliency paid off. Today she is passionate about spreading Hope. Health. and Healing to everyone she meets. Never give up. Connect the dots in your stories and they will set you free. Jill is thrilled to be working with leaders and in leading attendee’s in Hope, Health, and Healing as she is also a Wellness Partner with Amare Global, The Mental Wellness Company. Jill’s been fully recovered from substance abuse since 1984, Codependency since 1992, and Eating Disorders since 2015. Over the years, she has helped over 50 women in recovery. Jill loves doing/teaching Water Aerobics and Improv. Despite her own family of origin traumas, she intentionally lives a life of serving others, and helping them seek meaning, and healing in their lives. She was a single-never married mom and raised her son alone for 17 years. She has been married to Larry since May 2000. Jill’s personal intention is to bring unique events to people globally so they can Be Brave, Be Authentic, Courageous, and Strong.