S.O.A.R Women's Symposium

One amazing day of learning, growing, and connecting with inspiring women in our community.

19 October 2021, Freehold
2020 S.O.A.R Women's SymposiumWhat You'll Experience at S.O.A.R...
Inspiring Interactive Sessions
Time to Connect and Just ``Be``
Continental Breakfast and a Lovely Lunch
Special Rate for Groups of 4 - Invite Your Friends.

About This Event

You will (re)discover the magnificently made human being you were born to be. We're diving deep into our hidden blocks, facing our fears, exploring our gifts, claiming our hopes, and lifting each other up all the while...

Join us for six hours of awesomeness with interactive sessions that will inspire and insist you to seize opportunity and rise.

Attend sessions and interact with other women and the experts. The S.O.A.R Symposium is for every woman ~ whether you are an entrepreneur, an employee, a student, or a mom, you (and everyone you interact with) will benefit from being at the Symposium. With powerful sessions, interactive experiences, and the opportunity to meet one-on-one with other women, we are super excited. There is so much to learn, always...

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Date & Time

October 19th, 2021

Symposium ~ 9.00 AM - 3.00 PM


Powerful Session Leaders and Storytellers:

Patty Lennon, Tara Fogarty-Graziano, Ming Chen, JoAnn Nocera, Krissy Roche, Dr. Veera Gupta, Jessica Varian Carroll, and Jennifer Tuma-Young.


Aurum Event Center

17 South St.

Freehold, NJ 07728

Our Sponsors Rock

A big HUGE thank you to our Sponsors including Botaniq Blooms, Custom Events LLC, Organista, The Domesticated Dad, and Heidi Kleva Photography. Email us if you’d like to become a sponsor too, at soarsymposium@gmail.com .


The Location

Aurum provides a beautiful, modern, loft style space where we will have room to have fun, play, and celebrate this awesome day together - we are blessed to invite you to such a unique venue.

This “party” spot with a fun vibe goes perfectly with the theme for this symposium - JOY, celebrating life, and using the gifts and treasures we have within ourselves. “Aurum” means treasure, so we just knew in our hearts this fabulous location was meant to be ✨

We can hardly wait to spend this magical day with you!!!

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We created S.O.A.R with a simple intention - to connect, share, learn, and grow TOGETHER.

Jessica Varian CarrollJessica Varian Carroll
Jessica Varian Carroll
Jessica Varian CarrollOrganista & Co-Founder
Jessica Varian Carroll is the owner and founder of Organize By Design. A home organizing company, specializing in the area of decluttering with 7 years in business and over 185 Clients. Jessica's most recent accomplishment is winning The Best of 2017 for Monmouth Health & Life for the second year in a row. When she isn't assisting her clients she is spending time with her four children, volunteering, and helping others. She is currently working on growing her business, taking on new clients and giving back.
Jess 'n Jenn 'n the GirlsJess 'n Jenn 'n the Girls
Jess 'n Jenn 'n the Girls
Jess 'n Jenn 'n the Girls
Jennifer Tuma-YoungJennifer Tuma-Young
Jennifer Tuma-Young
Jennifer Tuma-YoungInspirista & Co-Founder
Jennifer Tuma-Young is the founder of Inspirista Lifestyle Design and creator of the Inspired Girl Blog. For over fifteen years, she has worked with thousands of women, and travels the country speaking at events, for nonprofits, and in the media. In her daily life, she is a proud momma of her two most precious gifts from God, and she is the co-creative force behind her family business, The Domesticated Dad Catering Company where she works with her incredible food-creating husband serving awesome, homemade meals in their community.


We can't go this journey alone...we need each other.

Natalie PapailiouNatalie Papailiou
Natalie Papailiou
Natalie PapailiouSeeker of Truth {aka Panel Moderator}
A graduate of Lafayette College, Natalie worked in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather until starting design and branding firm, M Studio which still exists here in Asbury Park. She was a book reviewer for Shelf Awareness for nearly 4 years, and wrote a weekly humor blog called MILF: Mother I'd Like to Friend until being elected to the Oceanport Board of Education via a write-in vote in the Fall of 2015, and continues to serve her community by attempting to insure the schools in her town are well-run. Following a similar write-in vote style, Natalie joined our S.O.A.R team when Jenn and Jess placed her in the position of panel moderator without her asking to do so, or even knowing she would be doing it!! Jenn and Jess knew she would rock it at our first Symposium, and are so grateful she is bringing her inquisitive mind, genuine heart, and incredible energy as part of our S.O.A.R team!!
Nicole CruzNicole Cruz
Nicole Cruz
Nicole CruzLover of Details {aka Event Designer}
Nicole Cruz is the founder of Custom Events, LLC located in Tinton Falls, NJ. Her tagline is ``Any Occasion, Every Detail``, because she believes the time and energy put into an event creates a beautiful setting for the guests to enjoy. Nicole joined our S.O.A.R Team initially by offering to put together centerpieces for our first Symposium. She and Jenn immediately clicked, and spoke often about the vision and energy Jenn and Jess wanted the attendees to feel when they walked into the room. Nicole jumped in with her whole heart, and executed details of their vision beyond just centerpieces! She printed and put together our programs, cut and glued hot air balloons that were spread thoughtfully around the space, and even made little sustenance bags for our second break!! A natural fit, Nicole is part of our team and we couldn't be more grateful for her bringing her gifts to S.O.A.R.
Heidi KlevaHeidi Kleva
Heidi Kleva
Heidi KlevaCapturer of Moments {aka Event Photographer}
Heidi Kleva is a freelance photographer in Monmouth County, NJ. She views photography as life, passion, and art. Her tagline is ``Your world through my lens.``, and she sure delivers on that promise!! She captures moments beautifully, and so when she offered to photograph our first Symposium, we felt blessed to have someone there to do just that! Heidi not only took still candids and posed shots of attendees, she also caught our session leaders in action, got a rockin' group photo, and even video taped portions of the Symposium, as well as taking some testimonials from attendees. Having her on our S.O.A.R team not only provides us with beautiful memories, but also allows her to share her gifts with attendees as well!!

S.O.A.R Session Leaders

Know about the session leaders. They are honest, relatable, wise, and oh-so-inspiring human beings who rock.

Patty LennonPatty Lennon
Patty Lennon
Patty LennonSession Leader
Patty is an Intuitive Business Coach, Best Selling Author, and Speaker. She is a firm believer that there are only two forces in the world - love and fear - and that anything is possible when we overcome fear and lead from love. We are honored to have Patty connect with you during her session. Learn all about her at http://pattylennon.com .
Tara Fogarty-GrazianoTara Fogarty-Graziano
Tara Fogarty-Graziano
Tara Fogarty-GrazianoSession Leader
Jennifer LongmoreJennifer Longmore
Jennifer Longmore
Jennifer LongmoreSession Leader
Dr. Veera GuptaDr. Veera Gupta
Dr. Veera Gupta
Dr. Veera GuptaMorning Meditative Guide
MING CHENSession Leader
JoAnn NoceraJoAnn Nocera
JoAnn Nocera
JoAnn NoceraSession Leader

S.O.A.R Storytellers

Know about the storytellers. They are authentic, courageous, and beautiful human beings who rock.

Jenn Tuma-YoungJenn Tuma-Young
Jenn Tuma-Young
Jenn Tuma-YoungStoryteller
Our stories have the unique ability to heal others, help others, lift others up. The extraordinary women on this panel, by having courage to embrace their truth, have set others free.
Krissy RocheKrissy Roche
Krissy Roche
Krissy RocheMusical Storyteller
Our stories have the unique ability to heal others, help others, lift others up. The extraordinary women on this panel, by having courage to embrace their truth, have set others free.
Jessica Varian CarrollJessica Varian Carroll
Jessica Varian Carroll
Jessica Varian CarrollSession Leader


We are super excited and can't wait to see you there.

Arrivals8:30AMARRIVALS by Meet Our Sponsors
Welcome09:00 AMWHO’S READY TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITY AND RISE?! by Co-Founders of SOAR, Jenn Tuma-Young and Jessica Varian Carroll
Session 109:30 AMA DIVINE DOWNLOAD by Patty Lennon
Storyteller11:00 AMCELEBRATING YOU by Jessica Varian Carroll
Session 311:30 AMBECOMING COMIC BOOK MAN by Ming Chen
Stortyteller12:00 PMLEARNING TO PLAY THE EUKELELE by Krissy Roche
Sustenance12:05 PMA LOVELY LUNCH AND CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION by Thank You to Our Sponsors with Music by Krissy Roche
Session 41:00 PMBEING THE PRODUCER OF YOUR LIFE by Tara Fogarty-Graziano
Session 51:30 PMHEALING YOUR MONEY STORY by Jennifer Longmore
Stortyteller2:30 PMA BLIMP, SOME CLAY, AND HIDDEN TRASURES by Jenn Tuma-Young
Closing Remarks3:00 PMUNTIL WE MEET AGAIN by Co-Founders of S.O.A.R, Jenn Tuma-Young and Jessica Varian Carroll
6 Hours
4000Cups of Coffee


A variety of hotels are situated within walking / driving distance of the event venue.
Here are a few you might be interested in!

Bungalow Hotel.5 miles from venue
5-Star Hotel
Wave Resort0 mile from venue
5-Star Resort
Content + Co8.2 miles from venue
5-Star Cottage
Ocean Place Resort and Spa9.5 miles from venue
5-Star Hotel
4-Star Hotel
4-Star Hotel


Here is a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the event.

When will more details be announced ?

Details are updated almost daily! To stay in the loop, be sure to like our Facebook page or check back to this page often.

Can I register for tickets and packages online ?

Absolutely! To register for the Symposium or purchase a package, visit our Eventbrite page HERE.

Will a packet be e-mailed to us before the event?

All symposium materials will be distributed onsite when you check in at registration. This includes a full coference program and daily schedule-at-a-glance.

Is video of speakers for the S.O.A.R Symposium available ?

To share the content from the symposium with a wider audience and allow attendees to relive the experience, we will make every effort to post video of all the main stage presentations on the S.O.A.R Symposium website.

How do you select speakers for the symposium?

We are drawn to people who are inspirational, informative, and relatable. If you have a topic or area of expertise or just something you’d like to share at our next symposium, please email a submission at soarsymposium@gmail.com

Can we get a discount for group registrations ?

Yes! We have a package for a group of 4, and if you have a larger group, please contact us via email at soarsymposium@gmail.com to discuss!

Can I register by mail ?

No, registration can be done online or via phone. If you’d like to register online, visit our Eventbrite page HERE . If you’d like to register by phone, call us at 732-807-5182.

If you still have unanswered questions after reading this page, please contact us.

Should I ask my employer to send me to S.O.A.R?

This makes us so happy!! Employers who support growth and development are AWESOME!!

We told her, in general, the Symposium speakers will provide tools and inspiration for achieving your goals, discovering / using all of your gifts / talents, being resilient during challenges, contributing to your workplace / community, and keeping organized inside and out!

The Symposium will also help women learn to be present, so in the workplace all of this translates to being fully present and focused on the task at hand allowing you to seamlessly move from task to task with precision, as opposed to frantically multitasking when more than one project is in motion. It will also help with stress management, overcoming challenges / obstacles, and improve organizational skills.

Tell your employers, ladies!! Today's the last day for Early Bird Pricing, but we have some group rates as well!

Symposium Ticket $177
  • S.O.A.R Symposium Ticket
  • Powerful Sessions
  • Courageous Storytellers
  • A Room of Extraordinary Humans
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lovely Lunch
  • Lifetime of Connections
Early Bird Ticket Prices are $177.00 and space is very limited so register and reserve your spot now.
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