The Thrive Summit


Join Me In Person at the
Thrive Summit 2020!

July 31 & August 1, 2020 in Montgomery, Alabama

What is The Thrive Summit?

The Thrive Summit is a 2-Day Transformational Event where leaders & high achievers from all over the country come together to learn how to start & grow their own lives & businesses while keeping God First in the process.

If you have a business, if you're thinking of starting a business or if you really don't know what your passion is...this conference is for you!

Come and make new friends on the same journey you’re on—while gaining the inspiration and tools you need to succeed.

Who is the Summit for?

If you’ve ever dreamed about working from home, earning an extra income for your family, starting a business to make a difference, or just becoming a better version of yourself, this conference is for you. No matter what stage of business you’re in—dreamer, beginner or advanced—you'll get the tools, inspiration and encouragement to go to the next level!

What will you leave with? 

  • Transformation and an experience like none other. We invite the Holy Spirit in! 
  • A written, actionable plan that you can implement right away to help you achieve the goals closet to your heart.
  • Fundamentals in finances, stewardship and the set-up of your business.
  • A clear understanding of how to serve your clients with excellence
  • Inspiration and encouragement to truly live out your God-given purpose and thrive financially from what you already know. 
  • New relationships, connections and friendships that can last a lifetime and change your life forever! 


Experience amazing Community, Connections & Content at the Beautiful Wynlakes Golf & Country Club!

Places to Stay

The Renaissance Hotel

Relax in comfort and style at one of Montgomery's finest conference hotels where you will be treated with first class service. Full-service spa available.


Places to Stay

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Located only minutes from downtown Montgomery and the event venue, the Townplace Suites by Montgomery – Eastchase is close to major highways, offering easy access to local business and attractions, plus vibrant shopping and entertainment.

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Is This Summit for You?

Are you feeling a call to do something more?

Are you deeply driven to build something that’s going to benefit others? 

If you know deep down inside that it's time to maximize YOUR potential, I welcome you to The Thrive Summit! 

Get ready to walk in your calling in an even more confident and courageous way!

This is YOUR time! It is truly your season! 

The Thrive Summit is for you!

This transformational live experience is designed to encourage, empower, edify and equip you. 

An unforgettable experience you'll cherish forever!


This live experience is designed to equip and empower you to maximize your impact and increase your influence. 

Throughout our event, you’ll gain clarity about your deepest dreams and desires. You’ll be supported at every step of the journey by our powerful presenters, breakthrough breakout sessions, and captivating keynotes.

You’re going to gather the skills to overcome any blocks that have held you back, choose faith over fear, and walk confidently in the direction of your dreams!

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And you don’t have to do this alone!

We rise faster and higher together than we do alone. We can accomplish so much more in community than we ever could on our own.

The Thrive Summit is your opportunity to connect with other faith-centered leaders who are already experiencing high levels of success!

There's an old African Proverb that says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." 


Let's Get You There!


Are you ready to level up? 


For the last 18 years, I’ve been equipping people just like you to walk in the purpose God has set before them.

This Thrive Summit is specifically designed to help encourage, empower, edify and equip you for even greater success. 

Empowering you to:

  • Teach what you already know & profit from it
  • Holistically embrace an understanding heart 
  • Rediscover the power of play & keeping a song in your heart
  • Inspire other Influencers in your community to greatness
  • Validate your strengths and use them strategically in the marketplace
  • Encourage, equip and edify your clients to start before they're ready

Topic s We’ll Cover


Experience powerful coaching to unlock your true purpose and the meaning in your life for the stage you’re at now.

Quality Relationships

The scope of your relationships will deepen and you'll rub shoulders with some of the industries highest top performing leaders and influencers.

Pricing and Sales

We’ll build your confidence around selling your services to your ideal, dream clients.


With the expansion of your brand visibility and the expansion of quality relationships, you are sure to experience flourishing growth!

Faith-Centered Mindset

You know that God is your Provider in all things. So we’re inviting Him into this new business journey and keeping Him first. We honor God as one of our core values. Yep, we will have church, too! (bring that tambourine, sis!)

Business Strategy

Once you’ve clarified your flagship idea and product, we’ll cover how you can bring it into the marketplace at an even greater level. Mix, mingle and form fruitful relationships with some of my best clients and Mastermind members.


This is key for your ability to create sustainable success in business. Make sure that you're in the right lane for where you're going. 

2020 Speakers

So many exciting things in store for you! 
Stay Tuned for The 2020 Speakers Coming Soon!


Your Host & Coach

Jevonnah "Lady J" Ellison

Award Winning Leading Business Coach

Dan Miller

Dan Miller

New York Times Bestselling Author


Martha Hawkins

CEO, Martha's Place Restaurant


Deborah Pegues

Award Winning & Bestselling Author & TV Host of Winning with Deborah



Panel Discussion


Jevonnah Ellison

Meet Your Host

Hi there! I’m Jevonnah Ellison, also known as “Lady J”, and I’m honored to host you at the 2020 Thrive Summit! As a Certified, Award-Winning Leading Business Coach, Speaker, Author, & First Lady, my mission is to help you walk confidently and courageously into your God-given Purpose. 

I help motivated, high achievers clarify their purpose, amplify their strengths, and thrive financially from what they already know. And when we’re in community together, you’ll have the benefit of my network and connections with top thought leaders as you grow your own impactful business.

I help powerful people remember how powerful they truly are. 

It's your time to grow, flourish and thrive!

Let's do this!  

Our Sponsors

Here are some of our amazing sponsors that are making Summit 2020 a truly extraordinary event!


The Taylor Matthews Foundation

The Taylor Matthews Foundation (TMF), a tay-bandz organization, is a 501 C-3 non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and funding pediatric cancer research. It is our mission that children with cancer live long, healthy and productive lives.

TMF funds innovative research and treatments that can reach sick children today, not months or years from now, to improve outcomes and reduce the long-term survivorship side effects associated with pediatric cancer.

Through our various fundraising initiatives, we are changing the course of pediatric cancer treatment at institutions such as Columbia University Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The National Institute of Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center. The Taylor Matthews Foundation has raised approx. $1.6 million dollars for cancer research and is currently prioritizing raising funds for Precision Medicine, which involves genome sequencing of an individual child’s tumor to identify mutations in their DNA.

Taylor Matthews founded TMF at age eleven when she was diagnosed with cancer. Taylor ultimately lost her battle with pediatric cancer at age sixteen.

We continue to fight in Taylor’s honor and will never falter in our commitment to children with cancer. We are keeping Taylor’s spirit, her thirst to make change, and her dedication to help others alive. While her life was tragically cut short, her mark on the world lives on in the foundation and in children who have and will win their battles against cancer.

Sue Matthews is the president of TMF and is a nationally recognized advocate for pediatric cancer awareness. She lobbies Congress for additional funding for pediatric cancer research. Sue is a member of the Children’s Council at Columbia Medical University Center, the National Association of Professional Women, the National Organization of Italian American Women, the NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Public Accountants. She holds a B.A. in Accounting from Franklin and Marshall College and is a CPA and former Senior Manager at Deloitte.

Paint Your Hair Blue

Sue Matthews, along with her sister Andrea Cohane, is the author of Paint Your Hair Blue: A Celebration of Life with Hope for Tomorrow in the Face of Pediatric Cancer which is a heartwarming story of heroic courage and unbridled love that will inspire and empower you, no matter what your circumstance, to embrace and take control of your life. Paint Your Hair Blue chronicles the journey of Taylor Matthews, a courageous young woman who fought pediatric cancer and shows readers the triumphs and heartaches of her journey. It also shows a unique insider perspective to the underfunded world of pediatric oncology.

Taylor remained strong and courageous in the face of pain and uncertainty in the five years she was fighting cancer. Taylor was passionate about living a life not defined by cancer and helped other kids struggling with cancer do the same. Paint Your Hair Blue poignantly tells the story of the love and determination Taylor embodied, while simultaneously educating parents both practically and emotionally as they navigate their child’s treatment. It urges parents to be their own advocates in their children’s healthcare.

ConvertKit is an email marketing tool for creators. Your email list is your biggest asset. ConvertKit helps you use that list to grow your business through attractive forms, trackable data, and simple but powerful automations. Marketing automation can be hard to wrap your brain around, but with ConvertKit, it’s easy. They've created simple but powerful automations that do the tedious work for you to send well-timed and targeted content to your subscribers. our features are built by creators, for creators. Because they have been in your shoes, they know what it takes to grow a successful online business. To help you get there, ConvertKit built an app with features tailored to your needs as a creator.

We’re extremely grateful to ConvertKit for partnering with our event and offering such a generous gift to our audience! Check them out HERE.

The Thrive Summit Scholarship


It is Lady J's heart to pour into the lives of young leaders and entrepreneurs. The Thrive Summit scholarship award goes to a young person who embodies love, generosity and encouragement - Lady J's 3 core values.

This scholarship is also given in honor of Lady J's Bishop and Pastor, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. So much of who she is today is because of his wise counsel and consistent love. 


The Leading Lady Award

There have been leading ladies that have positively impacted the life of Lady J from the very beginning.

The Leading Lady Award is given to a woman who has displayed consistent courage and strength even through adversity and storms.

She is strong, bold, wise, resilient and beautiful. She is someone who other women aspire to be like. Her determination to thrive, grow and bless other people in the midst of difficult circumstances is what sets her apart with utmost excellence.


What People Are Saying...

Michael Hyatt

MICHAEL HYATT Bestselling Author, CEO Michael Hyatt & Co.

With Jevonnah, you are headed for an incredible future of growth & achievement.

Jeff Goins

JEFF GOINS Bestselling Author, Real Artists Don’t Starve

Jevonnah is one of the most inspiring people I’ve met, ever

Dan Miller

DAN MILLER New York Times Bestselling Author, CEO, 48 Days

When you coach with Jevonnah, your life will never be the same - it will be better!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be a Sponsor or contribute to the Scholarship Fund?

The Thrive Summit provides an opportunity to connect your brand with an excellent group of passionate entrepreneurs and leaders. These influencers are impacting the world. If you're interested in sponsoring or contributing to the Scholarship Fund, please email [email protected]

What's Included with my Ticket Purchase?

When you register for The Thrive Summit, you'll gain access to 2 full days of life-changing and transformational content & community. You'll also receive a workbook with exercises that you can take back to your home and business. A beautiful, delicious lunch is included with your ticket! Airfare and travel expenses are not included in your ticket purchase. You are responsible for your own hotel reservation & transportation. 

What's the refund policy?

Tickets to The Thrive Summit are not refundable, however they are transferable. So if you're unable to attend, you're welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else. Email [email protected] if you'd like to transfer your ticket with the details of the person to transfer to. 

Will this be worth my time and money?

Absolutely! The Thrive Summit is specifically created to help passionate people like you be inspired by living examples to help you do work that matters and grow your business and purpose in life. If you know that your life is meant for more than you're currently doing right now and you truly want to go to the top while keeping God first, then the answer is yes! 

When should I plan to arrive and leave?

If you’re coming from out of town, we recommend that you arrive in Montgomery and check into your hotel the day before the event. This way, you can show up bright and early on the day of the event. We recommend that you plan to leave Montgomery on the day after the event or in the late evening of the event itself. And if you want to make a full weekend out of it, stay for Sunday service!

How far is the airport from Wynlakes Gold & Country Club?

Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) is about 30 minutes from Wynlakes Golf and Country Club if you are traveling on the I-85 Interstate. Make plans to leave at least 10-15 minutes in route to your destination in case of traffic delays. 

What time does The Thrive Summit start and end?

We go all day Friday and Saturday. Registration is Friday morning at 8:00 am. Most people arrive Thursday morning/afternoon and fly back Sunday morning. You're welcome to make a full weekend out of it and stay for church on Sunday morning! 

What hotels do you recommend for the event?

We offer a special block for the Marriott Renaissance & Townplace Suites, but they have limited availability. Once you order your ticket, we’ll give you more information on how you can book your stay with their special block.

If I buy a ticket, can I video the Summit on my cell phone?

No. We kindly ask that you do not record any of the speaker presentations on your cell phone. 

Are you taking speaker applications?

No, but thanks so much for your interest! We're not taking speaker applications at this time even though we know you're great! If that door should ever open, you'll hear from us first. 

Will the conference be live streamed?

A major value of any conference is the in-person experience. It's about connecting in meaningful ways with your fellow attendees and speakers. We want you to feel the energy of the room and focus on learning in a new city without the distraction of everyday life. We are encouraging everyone to make time in their schedule to come to Montgomery and truly take their business and LIFE to the next level. 

Do I have to own a business to come to this event?

Absolutely not! If God has put the desire in your heart to create your own business, then you will most definitely be equipped with skills to build something of your own during our event. However, you do not have to currently own or operate a business to benefit from this event. This event is for leaders, not just in business, but in all aspects of life. The Thrive Summit serves not only influencers who are at the top of their field, but also those who aspire to reach those heights. Oh, and we will have church! I'm a strong believer in keeping God first, especially in business. 

When does registration start?

Registration opens at 8:00 am and the event will begin promptly at 8:30 am. You will receive a more detailed schedule closer to the event date, but just know for now that the entire 2 days are going to packed with tons of value and generosity!

Is this event open to the fellas, too?

Absolutely! We welcome our men of valor at this special event. 

What should I wear to the event?

Alright, for all you fashionistas out there - BRING IT! lol.

Seriously, we want you to be comfortable - but also keep it cute honey! Lol! We recognize that when we show up with a polished and professional look, others will recognize us as the leaders we are. We’ll also have a photographer on site, so you are encouraged to come looking like the world changer you are.

* Please remember that it may be chilly in the event venue, so layers or a light sweater are suggested.

May I bring a friend?

Yes, as long as they are registered, too. 

This will be an unforgettable time of growth and encouragement that is best shared with others who will support your dreams and goals. Feel free to share the link to this page with other like-minded high-achievers.

What happens once I purchase my ticket?

You’ll receive an email confirmation. If you haven’t received that confirmation, please contact us HERE. As the event draws near, you’ll be given a detailed agenda. 

I have another question that I don’t see the answer to. Can you help?

Of course! I want to make sure all your questions are answered so you can take full advantage of this powerful event. Don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] to ask me anything I haven’t yet covered on this page.

Is there a shuttle service from the Hotel that can take me to the event venue?

Our 2 host hotels do not offer shuttle service. But don't worry, because there are some local Ubers in the area that would be happy to give you a ride. Just make sure you plan it in advance if you go this route. You may even be able to carpool with some of your fellow Thrive attendees.  If none of these options suite your fancy, if you're flying in, renting a car is a good idea. 

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The Thrive Summit 2020!


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