Fire Up Live 2023


Presenters, Panelists, Workshops, Vendors, Networking, Dinner, Award Recognition and Entertainment, Red Carpet Reality Show Premiere
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Special 3 Day Multi Event

November 3rd, 4th, & 5th 2023

Double Tree Hotel

7450 Hazard Center Dr

San Diego, CA 92108

-33Days -21Hours -27Minutes -40Seconds

Welcome to the most electrifying and empowering event of the year!
Are you ready to set your aspirations ablaze, connect with visionaries, and supercharge your journey towards success? Join us for three spectacular days filled with inspiration, knowledge, networking, and entertainment that will leave you fired up like never before.

Grab Your Tickets Now! 

Seize this opportunity to propel yourself to new heights. Ignite your passion, network with industry titans, and walk away with actionable strategies that will set your journey ablaze. Limited tickets available, so act now!

For Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunities, Call Marie Waite at (951) 378-5316

Get ready to fire up your life at FIRE UP LIVE 2023. Your success story starts here. Are you ready to ignite?

Event Schedules

November 3rd
4 pm to 10 pm

Red Carpet Reality TV Show Premieres

Be the first to witness the premieres of two riveting reality TV shows – "Real Men of Real Estate" and "Finest Women in Real Estate." Strut down the red carpet, grab your exclusive swag bag, and dive into the world of captivating real estate stories.

November 4th
8 am to 5 pm  Registration starts at 7:30 am

Fire Up Live Summit

Experience a transformational day with our stellar lineup of speakers & panelists:

Marie Waite
"Who Do You Think You Are?" Build Your Name, Brand, and Legacy

Teresa Lawrence
The Leadership of Play

Sherry Marie
Four Secrets To your Hourglass Figure

William Maitre
The Future of Branding with ChatGPT and Intelligent Chatbots

Ralph Ave
Team Building and Leadership Role within your business industry

Real Estate Panel Discussion

Attorney Michael Polin will be moderating this group or Real Estate Professionals regarding Real Estate, Commercial, Lending, and Investing

Business Panel Discussion
Marie Antonette Waite will be introducing the VIP guests and will have panel discussions on AI Technology, Marketing, Public Relations, Effective Communication, Business Strategies, Media Platforms, Trainings, Retreats, Workshops, Charitable activities and Membership Organizations.

November 4th
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Fire Up Live Awards Ceremony Dinner

Step into a world of glitz and glamour as we celebrate achievements, honor trailblazers, and set the stage on fire with:

Celebrity Keynote Speaker - Keith Robinson
Get ready to be inspired by Keith Robinson, the ultimate entertainer who's conquering Hollywood with his talent and vision. Let his journey ignite your passion and determination.

Live Entertainment by Valerie "MzVal" Geason
Dance the night away to the soulful tunes of Valerie Geason, a musical powerhouse who's shared the stage with legends. Get ready for a night of pure entertainment.

DJ Michael Cabradilla
Groove to the beats of DJ Michael Cabradilla, a master of ceremonies who knows how to keep the party alive.

Raffle Giveaway
Stand a chance to win exciting prizes in our exclusive raffle. Your night of celebration just got even more thrilling!

November 4th
9:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Fire Up Live Tiara & Fashion Evening Gown Competition

For Just $20 Sign-Up Fees, you can be a part of this glamorous showcase

All proceeds from the sign-up fees will be given to the IVBCF Scholarship Program, helping deserving students pursue their dreams.

November 5th
9 am to 12 pm

Real Estate Investing Mastermind Breakfast

Start your day with insights, connections, and a hearty breakfast as Steve Matley presents the Real Estate Investing Mastermind Breakfast. It's not just a meal – it's a networking opportunity that could change your investing game.

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Celebrity Keynote Speaker

Keith D Robinson

In a world where talent is an ingredient for success, Keith D. Robinson is ahead of the game. He is a true triple threat as the talented actor continues his pursuit as an all-around entertainer.  His latest release “The Love Language” Remix Featuring Edley Shine is just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“Love Language” is the latest project from Keith D.  Robinson as the talented actor continues his pursuit as an all-round entertainer.  The actor is also set to release a new album titled “Love Episodic 2” this summer in conjunction with Season 5 of Saints and Sinners.  The single  is currently available on all social media platforms. It is also featured in his latest movie which he stars alongside veteran actress Essence Atkins in the romantic thriller entitled "Open," which premiered to rave reviews this past March during the quarantine that tackles the subject of open marriage.

He also just completed filming the “Life Story of Mahalia Jackson” staring alongside Grammy Award winning sinner Ledisi and veteran actor Columbus Short.

Keith has been able to establish himself as a face to watch in the entertainment industry for quite some time, starring in popular works like “Dreamgirls,” “This Christmas,” “Four Seasons,” “Fat Albert,” “CRU,” “Saints and Sinners,” which is gearing up for it’s 5th season on Bounce TV.

Keith D. Robinson stars as Miles Calloway, a music star who is straddling between the secular and gospel music worlds. Keith has also been able to uniquely bring his own music to life in the show with such songs as “Happy, which was featured on the Season 4, with the song having more than 2 million views on YouTube.

His new single “We Got Something” will be featured in Season 5. The show also stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, and Clifton Powell as Rex. 


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Marie Antonette Waite


Build Your Name, Build Your Brand and Build Your Legacy...

  • How to  Uniquely Position your business within your industry!
  • How to grow your organic lifetime referral
  • What is Pull Marketing versus Push Marketing
  • How to collaborate with the other organizations in expanding your network
  • How to create opportunities with other business industries
  • How to leverage your business connection for speaking opportunities
  • Other marketing programs available in building your brand

Steve Matley

Real Estate Investing Mastermind Breakfast

Are you a real estate investor? Are you considering becoming a real estate investor? Are you just curious about real estate investing? Do you have questions about ADUs, fix ‘n’ flips, rentals, rehabs, syndications, multi-family, house hacking. entitlements or other creative reals estate investment projects?

Bring your questions and ask the experts. Join our Real Estate Investing Mastermind Breakfast. Active experts in various types of real estate projects will field questions and provide their insight. A full sit-down breakfast is included.

Dyami Myers-Taylor

Real Estate Investing Mastermind Breakfast

Since 2011, Dyami has been involved in the acquisition, financing, asset management, and disposition of over $500 million in single and multifamily commercial real estate. He held positions as an Acquisitions Analyst, Associate, and Director at various private equity real estate funds and operators.
In 2019, he  started his own real estate investment company which has grown from zero to eight (8) figures in revenues fixing and flipping houses in San Diego, CA. In 2021 he started acquiring multifamily commercial apartment complexes and is now the majority owner of 80 apartment units in CA, FL, and GA completing over $30 million in transactions as a owner/operator the last 3 years.
He holds a California real estate license and was a former Urban Land Institute Member and NAIOP Developing Leaders Graduate. Outside of real estate he enjoys skiing, hiking, contributing to his church and other philanthropic causes. He and his beautiful wife of 10 years and  3 year old daughter live in Clearwater Florida.

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Teresa Lawrence

The Leadership of Play

Helping people discover and express their Trueness through creative play.

M. Teresa Lawrence is a creative, visionary leader dedicated to helping others reach their full potential. She is an accomplished attorney, publisher, educator, and entrepreneur living in western Wyoming. Teresa is a 1988 graduate of Amherst College and a 1991 graduate of the Columbia Law School. Working with a diverse client base, Teresa has helped people start and grow businesses for over twenty years. She has also served her community through volunteer work and non-profit fundraising. As a Cuban immigrant, Teresa knows firsthand the hardships faced by refugees throughout the world, which led her to found The Trueness Project—a project with a purpose-driven mission to help children own their own stories and know that they are the masters of their destiny.

Sherry Marie

Four Secrets To Your Hourglass Figure

Sherry Marie is the CEO of Mommy Majesty Fitness. She is a Life & Fitness Coach, an Author & Speaker, a Fashion Designer & Stylist and an Interior Designer.
Sherry is also the fashion host for the Fabulous Lifestyle Radio Show, She is known as “Mommy Majesty” and is the mother of 12 children. She has homeschooled all of them up until college, with 8 high school graduates and 5 college graduates so far, and the younger ones are headed that way.

During her 12 pregnancies Sherry had a condition that caused her to have to be bedridden and would gain 50-80 pounds. She created a Secret System to lose the weight and get an hourglass figure, and she was successful 12 times!

Now she loves to coach women through her Secret System. She has written a book about her story. Her desire is to empower women to show up as the most beautifully fit, stylish, confident version of themselves, starting from the inside out so they can achieve all their dreams in this life.

William Maitre

The Future of Branding with ChatGPT and Intelligent Chatbots

William Maitre, the visionary behind Vederemar, is redefining the boundaries of branding by leveraging AI technologies like Intelligent Chatbots and ChatGPT. After being laid off from managing a Pediatrics Office during the COVID-19 crisis, William took matters into his own hands, teaching himself graphic design and its specialized niche, graphic composition. Now, Vederemar offers a suite of AI-driven services that include Custom Branding, SEO, Content Generation, and Digital Marketing Automation Consulting.

In this engaging session, William will introduce you to the transformative power of ChatGPT and Intelligent Chatbots in enhancing customer engagement, loyalty, and brand memorability. William, who has been featured in both Voyage Tampa Magazine's Change-Makers series and Bold Journey Magazine, lives by the mantra: "When things seem dire, it's time to approach the matter from a different angle."

Join us to discover how ChatGPT and Intelligent Chatbots can elevate your brand from being merely seen to being profoundly remembered. This is a must-attend session for anyone serious about future-proofing their branding strategies.

Ralph Ave

Showcase Your Skillsets Upfront

Ralph Ave had been in multiple leadership positions throughout my career.  He is a retired Chief Master Sergeant from the United States air Force Reserves with a combined 20 years of total service on Active Duty and the Reserves.  He had 7 years of Defense of Department Contractor experience and currently a Department of Defense civilian with the Department of Navy.

Straight Resume Enhancement was established after the struggles he went through after getting out of Active Duty searching for a job as a veteran then realized over time that there were others that went through the same thing. He then realized that the right words on your resume is what matters most when looking for employment due to technology advances looking for certain words instead of a person looking at it.  This led him to write resumes for veterans and civilians looking for employment and following up on their journey even after each completion.

Debra Ann Cruz CEAP, CEC, LCPC, LPC

Debra Ann Cruz has stood out in personal development and transformation for over two
decades. As the Founder and CEO of Cortex Executive Performance Coach, Inc. and
Debra Cruz Counseling, LLC, she oversees renowned brands like Diamond Heart Life
Strategies and Diamond Heart Media Works, known for their excellence and luxury.
Combining public speaking, writing, and psychotherapy, Debra is an expert in
relationship counseling, intimacy, and sex therapy. Her elite matchmaking skills have
connected countless global clients.
Debra has guided those struggling with low self-esteem, which she describes as a
hereditary thinking disorder, toward recognizing their value.
Her journey is a beacon of hope, showcasing a shift from limited beliefs to a life filled
with possibilities. Her coaching approach blends psychotherapy, spiritual guidance,
executive coaching, and relationship advice, offering emotional healing and
transformative breakthroughs. Debra specializes in elevating the mindsets of high-
achieving professionals and entrepreneurs, removing obstacles to their success and
She is a sought-after speaker, covering topics such as:
 - Addressing low self-esteem and its link to financial beliefs.
 - Setting romantic standards that cultivate genuine love.
 - The power of energy release journaling.
 - Strategies for achieving success, happiness, and prosperity.
 - Understanding the relationship between mindset and finances.
With Debra's guidance, individuals embark on a journey where they envision success
and live it.


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Michael Polin

Jim McLaughlin
Awards Dinner Co-Host

CJ Gilbert
Summit Co-Host

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Special VIP Guests

Brian Fox

Gustavo Nieto

Hannah Cheadle

Jon Block

Dr Mansi Shah

Isabel Donadio

Nino Venturella

Robbie Motter

Martha Razo

Beef Wellington

Angela Mayora

Moe Rock

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Valerie “MzVal” Geason

 It all started with Jazz music for Valerie.  She began singing at the age of 19. Valerie sang in front of her first audience trying to win scholarship money for college.  From that point on she was bitten by the performance bug.  Being introduced to jazz first, Valerie developed her talent by listening to such artists as Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson and Nina Simone.

Valerie has performed in various arenas with a wide array of artists such as Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs performing the National Anthem, opening for Jazz Greats Dizzy Gillespie and Mel Torme and Comedian Redd Foxx in Las Vegas.  Valerie also traveled internationally with Ray Charles as one of his Raelettes.

Valerie’s career has been extensive and fulfilling.

Musical Theatre credits include: Ain’t Misbehavin, Chicago(Mama Morton) and Newsies (Medda Larkin) just to name a few.

This native Texas girl has come a long way since moving to California after completing her college education in San Antonio Texas.

Michael Cabradilla

Michael Cabradilla is the Founder of Sureflow Entertainment. For 25 Years, Sureflow Entertainment has provided services for all types of celebrations, specializing in Weddings and Corporate events. Michael is a Wedding Officiant, DJ and Emcee. They also provide Lighting, Photo Booth and Dessert Table Services. For the past 18 years, Michael has also built a substantial LegalShield Business, providing Legal & Identity Theft Benefits to our community.

Billy Fedak

Singer/songwriter from Carlsbad California. Billy started playing music at age 12. His major influences are the great Classic Rock bands from his childhood years in the 1970s & 1980s. Billy covers the best Rock & Pop from the 70s & 80s. Billy's original music is Classic Rock style with a timeless dreamy California vibe. Billy released his "California Kid" album in 2019. Since then Billy has released four singles on all major worldwide streaming platforms. Other highlights of Billy's career include performing at South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas, and opening for John Legend at a Beverly Hills charity event.

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VIP Sponsor

Jonathan Brierre

Jonathan Brierre, founder of Reactive Media Group, is at the forefront of innovative marketing and public relations strategies for entrepreneurs. His diverse expertise in sales, engineering, public relations, and coaching shapes his unique approach to boosting credibility, impact, and authority. Stemming from his journey of evolving from a college dropout to a skilled professional, Brierre emphasizes the significance of networks and value-driven service. Under his leadership, Reactive Media Group crafts compelling brand narratives and marketing strategies, drawing quality clients effortlessly. His agency specializes in media exposure, press releases, and bespoke marketing plans to drive client satisfaction and overall success.

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Nov 3rd Swag Bag Sponsor

Jasmine Willois

Additional Info

Interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities?
Call Marie Waite at (951) 378-5316

1. Is the parking free?

Yes for the day of the event.  The hotel may charge for overnight parking.

2. Are there vendors?

Yes, Vendor expo just outside the meeting room.

3. What is the VIP Lunch?

It starts at 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at another room with a special guest from New York!  This is a sit-down lunch for $100.

4. What kind of information are being presented?

Speakers and Panel discussions on Real Estate, Investing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Self-Improvement, Business Tools and Services.

5. How many people are attending?

We are expecting between 200 to 300.  The venue has a maximum capacity of 500.

6. Is there entertainment during the dinner event?

Yes, in addition to live singers, one of our Southern California best DJ will provide the dance music.

7. Is there a discount for the hotel room?

Yes.  Please call Marie for details.

8. What is the dinner choice?

Chicken or Salmon.  Please call Marie if you need more information.

9. Is there a Raffle give-away?

Each table sponsor will be providing a raffle prize.

10. Can I sign up as one of the panelists?

Call Marie to get information and provide your qualifications.

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