Ken Streater has led life-changing events around the world for over 30 years. From the deltas of Botswana to the mountains of Siberia, the streets of China during the Tiananmen Square uprising to deep, personal conversations with luminaries and everyday heroes, Ken has met thousands who have discovered or seek their calling. He knows first-hand that we each have a unique personal greatness that the world is waiting to benefit from. As an acclaimed author and speaker, Ken inspires individuals and communities to find purpose, serve others, and live passionately.
Sara Alvarado likes everything about being happy, dancing, skipping and playing. She also is a fierce business owner and a sharp negotiator, managing a successful boutique real estate brokerage in Madison WI. Her heart is what drives her and pushes her out of her comfort zone and into vulnerable places where tears are okay, joy feels right and writing her truth feels natural. Sara is most passionate about her husband and two boys and what it means to live fully. You can connect with her through her speaking and writing at www.SaraAlvarado.com or on Facebook.
Jon Bullock is currently the Executive Director for the Redmond Proficiency Academy, a school that he founded. Redmond Proficiency Academy is a national leader is student achievement and leadership. He has been involved on countless layers of youth & youth leadership development. "I believe that young people are one of our greatest, untapped natural resources,” explains Jon. “Young people, and in particular student leaders, are filled with passion and energy. It is our job as adults to provide them with platforms upon which they can reach their potential and to build the scaffolding that supports their climb."
Jon caught the bug for mentoring while coaching high school athletics and advising student organizations in Corvallis, OR, eventually serving as Chair of the Kids Helping Kids division of Children’s Miracle Network in Eugene, OR. More recently, he has volunteered with Sparrow Clubs, serving on the Board of Directors and as a speaker at public events. He is also counselor and motivational speaker for the Oregon Association of Student Councils.
Ky Burke is a teacher working with special education students in the Southeastern U.S. Her passion for the last ten years has been inspiring students, parents and teachers to overcome learning, developmental and physical challenges so that children can achieve their dreams.
Jerry Campagna is the President of The MOST Inc., a leadership and organizational development firm with a specialty in target marketing—Latino Style! Jerry’s varied experiences as a Latino media and outreach expert, entrepreneur, and national sales executive gives him a unique set of talents in pumping up the VIBE™ and velocity of client-based engagement initiatives.Mr. Campagna is the former publisher of Reflejos Publications, credited with growing the small monthly newspaper with a dedicated team into the nation’s largest bilingual journal serving acculturated Latinos; Reflejos was honored in 2005 by Editor & Publisher as one of the nation’s “10 That Do It Right”‖publications in the United States—in any language.One of Jerry’s treasured moments was being recognized with an Honorary Degree from Harper Community College in 2004, acknowledging his contributions and leadership in the suburban Latino community. Jerry currently serves as Adjunct Faculty, Nonprofit Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame with a focus on Latino leadership and organizational development. The AGUILA Leadership Program is another initiative that Mr. Campagna co-founded and facilitated, missioned with inspiring aspiring Latino professionals to soar to higher heights in governance roles.
Gunn Carlsen Menegus is a native Norwegian who has traveled the world, seen a ton, been involved with a lot more than a ton, and has provided body improvement services to clients from around the globe. She approaches each day with an honest desire to heal the world, one day at a time, as one of the most creative and experienced licensed physical therapists on earth.
Sue Comeau is the author of The F.I.T. Files: Balance It Out, a health and fitness themed novel for kids. Sue has been working and playing with kids since she started volunteering at the YMCA when she was 14. She has a Masters in exercise physiology, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a health and fitness writer, former track coach and national competitor. (Needless to say, her kids don’t care about any of that, but they have a lot of fun being active together.) Sue lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her husband, two kids, and Labrador retriever. Stop by and see Sue at www.fitfiles.net
Over the last 20 years Luke Dancy has honed his skills as a creator, consultant and magician. From 2008-2013 Luke worked closely with Criss Angel on his hit TV series MINDFREAK on A&E and Criss Angel BeLIEve on Spike TV as a producer and creative consultant.
Through his work on national TV programs, speaking engagements and on camera appearances Luke Dancy has reached more than 100 million people in over 90 countries.
As a writer, producer, director and creative consultant he works both behind and in front of the camera.
As a magician he leverages his creative mind to help celebrities and major brands such as Criss Angel, Cirque du Soleil, A&E TV, Spike TV, Bud Light and countless others reach wider audiences with social media and experiential marketing.
Luke always brings a creative edge to every project that he’s involved in. Hard work, dedication and an eye for what works are all attributes that equal success.
Drew Dudley is the former National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students, Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis. After serving as the Director of Canada’s largest university leadership development program, he founded Nuance Leadership in 2010, and works with organizations around the world to empower people to develop their leadership capacity. He has spoken to over 100,000 people on five continents, and been featured on The Huffington Post, Forbes.com, and the main page of TED.com
Barbara Edie is a bestselling author, passionate writer, and former magazine editor, who helps entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and creative professionals tell more powerful stories to share their message, promote their business, or catalyze change.
She is the author of #1 Amazon bestseller Sparking Change Around the Globe: 5 Ways to Make Your Difference in the World, and is currently writing “Everyday Visionaries” a book about leaders of transformation (both well-known and almost unknown) who share their stories, and their strategies for transforming lives—and the planet.
Barbara’s writing also appears in Breakthrough! Inspirational Strategies for an Audaciously Authentic Life with New York Times bestselling authors Janet Bray Attwood, Chris Attwood, and Marci Shimoff. In addition, she co-authored the bestselling Manitoba Book of Everything, an insider’s guide to the province, and is the former editor of two Canadian magazines: The Cottager and Winnipeg Women/Winnipeg Men.
Lori Lyn Greenstone is the mother of six children ages 7 to 33 (all with the same hub); she and her husband have three daughters, each born in a different decade, and three sons. She has taught writing at several colleges, and has won regional awards for both her writing and her art. Her art is on the cover of Motherhood Memoir: Mothers Creating Writing Lives, an anthology to which she contributed. She recently won the Nature of Words Fiction contest in Central Oregon where she lives out her passion for the outdoors with her family.
After a dozen years in the adult industry and working as a high-end call girl, Mary Knight quit with the mission to help women understand why their husbands wander and what they can do to prevent it. With subject matter typically considered dark and taboo, Mary, with decades of practicing meditation and pursuing personal growth, shares her insights in a fun, sincere and enlightening way.
Mary is a #1 National Bestselling Author of two books, How to Keep Your Man Out of My Bed: A Former High-End Call Girl’s Best Advice for Capturing Your Man’s Undying Adoration, Attention and Loyalty and Breakthrough!
Mary is a firm believer that infidelity is preventable! Since hanging up her stilettos, she now spends her time as a Romance Coach to women. You can find her latest offerings at www.maryeknight.com.
With a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science and a long-standing interest in human achievement, Laura Layne shares her passion for health as a youth sports coach and adult fitness consultant simply because she knows she can make a difference in people's lives. Her understanding of the need to go beyond comfort zones as a way to gain true mental and physical strength is one she takes personally, as an avid runner who has completed multiple marathons and half-marathons while beautifully raising her child and tending to her career. Laura's fitness capstone to date is participating in the 2014 Boston Marathon and personally celebrating this poignant event with the men's victor, Meb Keflezighi, as her way of honoring the bombing victims and saluting being strong.
Camille Licate is an actor, author, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer and founder of Kids for Positive Change: Taking Steps for a Brighter Future. She uses her talent as an actor in both theater and film, to share stories about hope and compassion. The author of the book, Small Shoes, Camille leads motivational workshops for teens and adults who need inspiration and support when experiencing change (see www.theshoegal.com for more info). Coupled with enrichment programs that teach kids about environmental issues, Camille’s Kids for Positive Change showcases kids who are channeling their energy, bright ideas and compassion into action-based positive outreach, focused on respect for all people, animals, and the planet.
Dana Morgan-Barnes grew up in the Los Angeles area where the culture was as fast paced as the cars on the Pacific Coast Highway. Over 20 years ago she moved to and fell in love with the Rocky Mountain region and eventually settled in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where the deer and the buffalo really do play. Dana is a certified John Maxwell Coach, Trainer and Speaker. She is also a twenty year member and leader of Toastmasters International and has led and participated in these events around the world. Most recently, Dana is found at 5:00 am Zumba classes as an instructor and fitness consultant who urges others on--as she pursues her own improved health--with vigor and passion.
Ashley Moss is a recent college graduate with hopes of going back to school soon to pursue a master's degree in Creative Writing. She has yet to choose a profession for herself, but is passionate about reading and writing. She loves spreading love and positivity around the world, and is an optimist at heart.
Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of The Inside-Out Revolution, You Can Have What You Want, Feel Happy Now!, Supercoach, and both the Effortless Successand Coaching from the Inside-Out audio programs. He has spent the past 24 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more
Michael’s books have been translated into 15 languages, and his public talks, retreats, and seminars have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and on five continents around the world. Michael hosts a weekly show on Hayhouse Radio, and you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. His recent TEdx talk, Why Aren’t We Awesomer?, can be viewed on his website at www.supercoach.com
John O’Sullivan is a former collegiate and professional soccer player and coach, and the Founder of the Changing the Game Project, an initiative to give youth sports back to its rightful owners, the kids. He is the author of the international bestseller "Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids" and a contributing writer for Soccer America, The Soccer Wire, and more. He is also a well know speaker, at places such as TEDx Bend Oregon, IMG Academy, and other international sporting events.
Inger Pols is the founding editor of the New England Health Advisory. She graduated from Yale University and then earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. During her successful twenty-year career in the corporate world, Inger observed first-hand the effects of poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and high levels of stress on her friends and colleagues... and herself. Then Inger adopted two children and realized she needed to intervene and alter their diets in order for them to thrive and grow physically and intellectually.Inger decided to return to school to learn more about nutrition and dietary theory and received certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University's Teachers' College as a Holistic Health Counselor. Inger is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and also earned certification as a Holistic Stress Management Instructor. She also began work toward a PhD in Natural Medicine.As Editor at New England Health Advisory, Inger has written dozens and dozens of articles about health and wellness. This led to the publication of her first book, an e-book entitled, “What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You – Change Your Life One Bite, One Breath, One Step At A Time,” which hit #8 on the amazon.com healthy living e-book best seller list. She has also authored or co-authored a number of other books on physical health and living well.
Once a therapist, now an author, consultant, and speaker, Kris Prochaska has 18+ years of experience working with professionals & business owners to help them un-learn the conditioning they experienced as kids so they can become powerful thought leaders personally and professionally. As a parent herself, Kris helps highly conscious folks lead their businesses and families from their Inner Voice. Her ultimate dream is for kids to understand that fundamentally there is nothing wrong with them and teach them how their mind and emotions work so they can lead their own lives powerfully - without needing years of therapy as an adult to get there! Kris is the author of “Life Well Spoken: Free Your Inner Voice & Prosper”.
Jan-Willem Prügel is a student of Law at the University of Heidelberg. While passionately bickering over legal nuances with like-minded individuals, he founded and ran Germany’s largest legal clinic, was the editor-in-chief of the Heidelberg Law Review as well as co-founder and former Board Member of the local Phi Delta Phi Inn. He has published numerous scientific papers with a focus on International Civil Procedure.
Ellen Rogin, CPA, CFP®, is a financial advisor in Northfield, IL, an author and nationally-known expert on living a life of success and prosperity.
Chock full of “left-brain” credentials (MBA, CPA, Certified Financial Planner™), Ellen also walks on the “right” side, balancing values, big picture ideas, meditation, and a sense of humor with all her professional training. She is as comfortable talking about the power of compound interest as she is the power of belief.
Ellen is co-author of “Great with Money: 6 Steps to Lifetime Success & Prosperity.” Watch for her next book to be published by Penguin, “Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality,” in January, 2015.
Janna Seagull is a storyteller, speaker, performer, blogger, and adventurer. She is also a doctor, though not a medical one. But if she were an MD, she would prescribe reading one good story a day to keep life's blues away. By day, Janna is a data detective who turns demographic and economic statistics into stories about how our society works. By night, she writes spiritual and erotic stories that turn women into adventurous, sexy divas. Her recent story collection called Spiritual Hottie’s Diary: Tantalizing Tales of Steamy Self-Discovery (http://www.amazon.com/Janna-Seagull/e/B00TEX8DUS) blends tips on personal growth, lighthearted humor, and sizzling romance to inspire her readers to find their own path to personal and bodacious enlightenment.
Roger Seip is the author of the best-selling book "Train Your Brain for Success" and is the cofounder of Freedom Personal Development, one of the world's premier training and personal development firms. Roger has delivered training, coaching, and keynote programs for more than 2,000 organizations, ranging from small mom-and-pops to Fortune 500s. Through these experiences, he has learned what gets results (and what doesn't) with people from all walks of life.
David Shoup has the ability to turn even the most discerning individuals into raving fans. His clients have routinely praised his results oriented coaching style as original, dynamic, genuine and funny. Whether it’s from his days as a college student selling books door-to-door, to his time motivating his fitness clients to get healthy, or to training professionals in skills like Speed Reading or Memory Training, David offers top shelf advice around the world. Although he may not possess superpowers, you can still call David a superhero. His face is the model on which several comic book characters are based, such as Superman and Bruce Wayne. And, if comic books aren't your thing, catch David Shoup on reruns of One Life to Live and All My Children. Oh, and if that were not enough, David is a former morale and wellbeing consultant for the U.S. war zone members of the military.
Rebeccah Silence is a certified life coach and music therapist with a master’s degree in counseling and extensive background in addiction recovery, school counseling and adult psychotherapy. As owner of Inspired Results, she provides trainings, facilitation and coaching all over the country, but runs her private practice out of Whitesboro, NY. She is known as the relationship guru, doling out expert coaching every Tuesday morning on KISS-FM in Utica, NY for Confession Tuesday. Rebeccah specializes in corporate trainings, couples counseling and one-on-one life coaching. She recently was published in the Clinical Leadership and Management Review, a peer-reviewed journal in its 25th year of publication, for her article "Learn How to Manage Difficult People."
Named the "2013 Best Folk Singer” in Seattle, Naomi Wachira has become the toast of the Pacific Northwest music and motivational scene. Naomi’s style and spirit are borne of her Kenyan upbringing and is blended with her experiences in America, where she has lived for the past 17 years. African concepts play a part in Naomi’s music, like the Zulu idea of Ubuntu, which means “I am because we are.” When you hear Naomi’s story, listen to her voice, sing along with her in harmony, and marvel at her ideals, you come to realize that all you want to be and do is here for you now, as it is with Naomi, when you bring dreams to life.