Live Intentionally 2020 Speaker Series

Our 2020 “Live Intentionally” Speaker Series “Living With Presence, Connection, and Intention After Trauma” will be Friday, April 17, 2020 with speakers Dr. Trillion Small, Jenny Black, LMFT, Pike Williams, LMFT, and Michael Brody Wait at Brentwood Baptist Church’s Hudson Hall from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  


Dr. Trillion Small, Ph.D.

Therapist, Speaker, Author, Professor

Trillion Small has a Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling and is an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Behavioral & Brain Sciences Department. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified John Maxwell leadership coach. She is also a recent TEDx Speaker. Her talk title is “Overcoming the Fear of Love” where she provides the psychological and neurological perspective of fear; particularly as it relates to love. She spoke at TEDxSMUWomen. Additionally, Trillion is the Founder and Lead Organizer for TEDxFrisco.

She is the owner of Attachment Leadership, LLC where she provides customized wellness & leadership development programs, emotional intelligence corporate training, and youth development curriculum. She is also the founder of a new non-profit called, Prepare Academy. They provide mental health services (i.e. counseling, psychoeducation, and training) to underserved youth and developing young adults. Additionally, she is the author of 6 books and the founder of her publishing company, They Speak Publishing.

Trillion is the Texas lead of #Cut50, a national organization co-founded by Van Jones, CNN political commentator. She is also on the Advisory Board of Representative Colin Allred and a board member for Dallas Afterschool as well as AIM Court presided by Judge Brandon Birmingham under the leadership of District Attorney John Creuzot.

Trillion was honored and recognized as Nashville’s Black 40 under 40 in 2016. She has also been seen on national and international television and heard on several local news and nationally syndicated talk show radio stations such as: CBS, NBS, The Word Network, CTN, American Family Radio, and Total Living Network.

Jenny Black, LMFT

Therapist and Founder of Media Trauma Care

Jenny Black is the founder of Media Trauma Care. She has personally suffered from media trauma and is living proof that your phone doesn’t have to run your life. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Tennessee and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

She specializes in training and education about how mental health is impacted by our use of media. She was selected to present a Media Trauma workshop at the 2019 AAMFT Annual Conference. She was recently featured on the nationally syndicated television show, “Lifestyle Magazine.”

Pike Williams, LMFT

Therapist, The Refuge Center for Counseling

Pike Williams is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and his clinical passion is to work with couples and with men. He is certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and is trained in EMDR, a proven approach for helping clients process unresolved trauma. Pike is certified to administer the Prepare/Enrich Assessment, a valuable tool for pre-marital work, and he is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Outside of his time at The Refuge Center, he maintains a private practice as well.  Pike is married with three grown children and serves as chaplain for the Nashville Predators.

Michael Brody-Waite

Speaker, Leader, CEO

Michael’s unique perspective, from a background in overcoming addiction, allows him to drive change from a simple and pragmatic perspective. He regularly defies the status quo and permeates passion through his leadership. His superpower is guiding leaders and their companies through uncomfortable and challenging growth. He firmly believes that growth starts from within and can ultimately manifest incredible personal and organizational success.

In 2009, Michael left a Fortune 50 company at the height of the recession to co-found and lead InQuicker, a healthcare SaaS company that allows patients to self-schedule appointments. His leadership grew the organization from 2 employees to 50 employees and 20,000% revenue growth in less than 6 years. This exceptional growth landed InQuicker a spot on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies. Additionally, InQuicker was named “Best Place to Work” by the Nashville Business Journal 4 times and recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Company of the Year. In 2015, InQuicker was sold to a publicly traded company.

Brody-Waite’s accomplishments include being named Most Admired CEO, Top 40 Under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal, and recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year.

About The Refuge Center

The Refuge Center for Counseling seeks to empower, educate and support individuals, couples and families in need.