Girl Leadership Summit set for Oct. 22

Kristi Hoffman


Total Package Girl, a tween and teen girl confidence and leadership brand based in Toledo, Ohio, announces Be The Force II,  the second Girl Leadership Summit to be held Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Kristi K. Hoffman, M.S., confidence and leadership expert and CEO of Total Package Global, the brand’s professional and personal development parent company, is the brainchild behind the event.

“Our goal truly is to discover how amazing each girl is and for each attendee to leave feeling empowerment, inspiration, and the desire to be the force in her world.”  Hoffman continued, “It’s time we look outside of ourselves and lead the charge. Doing that starts with each of us being the force.  We have unstoppable power when we all come together and now is the time.”

That is why Hoffman — a 24-year veteran of mentoring and speaking with girls and young professionals — along with a plethora of partners, has developed event hashtags #BeTheForce and #BeTheTotalPackageGirlForce — to take action and make positive change.  The Teen Girl Leadership Summit partners include: The Blade, WTOL-TV, iHeart Radio, ProMedica, Taylor Automotive Family, Toledo Public Schools, Jon Frankel, DDS and the Toledo Museum of Art.

Other partners include:  Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, the P.E.A.C.E. Project of Northwest Ohio, Role Model Magazine. Topics explored at the Summit are taken straight from Hoffman’s best-selling Amazon Teen Social Issues “being a teen” book, Total Package Girl:  Discover the Ultimate You for Life.  Topics and personal anecdotes addressed include:  Mean girls, body image, cyber bullies, personal confidence and strength, relationships, adversity, and secret weapons for leadership success.

Bill Geha, Intervention and Prevention Services Coordinator with Sylvania and Springfield Schools agrees that there is a need for this kind of event. “It’s time we join together to be the force,” he said. “We are surrounded by so much negativity in our world that change needs to occur from the inside out.”

Attendees will see the stellar line-up on tap for the event:  Alycia Baumgardner, professional boxes; Tricia Cullop, The University of Toledo Women’s Head Basketball Coach; Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Stacy Cook; Deitra Hickey, M.D., Serenity Health & Wellness Center; Anna Toney executive director, Leadership Toledo; Barb Petee, chief advocacy officer, ProMedica;  Ida Tedesco, reporter, WTOL-TV 11; Meaghan Mick, on-air personality, 92.5 Kiss-FM; Sandra Brogdon, publisher, Role Model Magazine; Sarah Oehler, weekend news anchor, WTOL-11, and inspiring Girl performances that will be announced at

Cost for attendees is $15.  Girls ages 11-17 are the target audience, as are women, and mentors. Tickets can be purchased online at

About Kristi HoffmanKristi Hoffman is a confidence and leadership expert, television host and producer of “Business 360” on WGTE-TV, author, businesswoman, and keynote speaker. As CEO of Total Package Global, a leading professional and personal development corporation, Kristi develops success tools for pre-teen and teenaged girls and boys, young professionals, as well as seasoned executives, to assist them in reaching their life and business goals.

Her Amazon best-selling teen social issues “being a teen” book, Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life, and the Total Package Girl curriculum for junior high and high school girls provide girls with the intelligence, skills, and tools they need to navigate life in today’s tech-focused world.

Total Package Girl acknowledges that each girl is unique, and that her talents and skills are to be celebrated.
Throughout Kristi’s 20-plus years of corporate and broadcasting experience, she has researched and interviewed thousands, including teenaged and pre-teen girls, Fortune 500 exécutives, dignitaires, entrepreneurs, and professional athletes. Hoffman’s “Total Package” concept emphasizes the entirety of the person:  Her Body, her Brain, AND her Spirit, none of which is mutually exclusive.  She has developed the Total Package Lifestyle which culminates in each girl’s Master Plan for life.

Kristi has spent two decades volunteering for organizations that emphasize youth self-esteem, health, mentoring and physical fitness. In 2016 she was appointed National Volunteer Partner by Girl Scouts of the USA. She has also been named 100 Women of Influence and Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by Girl Scouts, and has been the recipient of the Young Business Leadership’s “20 Under 40 Award.”
Hoffman has recently been featured in such national media as:  Working Mother Radio, A Better Me Magazine, The Trident — National Publication of Delta Delta Delta, Mom Talk Radio, Ms. Career Girl Magazine and Role Model Magazine.
Kristi holds a Master of Science degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Toledo.

She is a mother to two teenagers, a wife, and a fitness and health enthusiast.

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