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TEDxWilmington

SATURDAY
April 27, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

nery burgos

Nery Burgos

Owner, Breakfast at Blume

michael fleischner

Michael Fleischner

Founder, Big Fin SEO

janet hogan

Janet Hogan

Founder, The 5th Door Process

mike jackson

Mike Jackson

Chief Growth Officer, Sociable Consulting

ayanna kahn

Ayanna Kahn

Founder & President/CEO, Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce

eric levine

Eric Levine

President

jonathan martin

Jonathan Martin

Student / Founder

The AMAZING Rick Loek

TRAINER & MASTER PRACTITIONER

ivan thomas

Ivan Thomas

Executive Director, DeTV

donovan moore

Donovan Moore

The skill of using your creativity to process your emotions

Life is better accompanied by your creativity. Set aside time for it.” Donovan Moore tells the story of how he came to realize he had been using one of the most powerful coping tools available to everyone.

Moore taps his history in songwriting to give the audience a time-tested and age-old tool for processing intense emotions and creating unique memory filters.

joy vanichku

Joy Vanichkul

CEO/ FOUNDER, Wellness of joy

Intelligent Beauty

Intelligent Beauty is the harmony of inner and outer beauty. It requires the courage to accept and love yourself as well as others, and to have compassion for all. Heart qualities such as love, courage, and compassion are the foundation of Intelligent Beauty. These values positively influence our attitudes and beliefs towards genuine beauty. By awakening our power to break free from societal beauty standards and expectations, Intelligent Beauty liberates us.

Through Intelligent Beauty, we learn to appreciate beauty in all its forms. By recognizing the beauty within ourselves and others, we can create a more loving and compassionate world. We must take responsibility for our beauty from within, which will reflect in our outer world.

Cultivating these qualities is a personal journey that ultimately creates a collective that shares these values worldwide. Intelligent Beauty guides us towards a deeper understanding of true beauty and empowers us to embrace it.

Intelligent Beauty is more than just a state of mind – it’s a way of life.

dan vega

Dan Vega

jules weldon and stace pierce

Jules Weldon & Stace Pierce

Co-Founder / CEO, OME Gear

Give Up Your Stuff, Not Your Dreams

In this heartfelt talk, business owners and inventors, Jules Weldon and Stacey Pierce, mix in humor to share their hard earned wisdom about going “all in”. If you’ve heard it once, you heard it a thousand times, entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. From a napkin sketch to reality, from making lots of money to giving up everything to make a wild and crazy dream come true, and driving all across the US in an RV building their brand, Jules & Stace offer the hard truths about their journey of giving up their stuff, but not their dreams.

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Dr. Lisa Yeung

The Root of Self-Sabotage

If you are not achieving your full potential, you are likely sabotaging yourself without even realizing it. The cause of this self-sabotage is NOT what you think. Discover how to step fully into your power, live your biggest dreams, and leave a lasting impact on the world with this talk by Dr. Lisa Yeung.

Lisa Yeung MD is a Medical Director turned Integrative Coach who helps leaders and organizations worldwide re-align with their most authentic selves to achieve their highest levels of success and fulfillment.

greg zlevor

Greg Zlevor

How the Wise Live Wisely

This talk shares a unique insight and tool for people to live wisely and build a full life. It takes a fresh look at a constant challenge. It turns reactionary and overlooked behavior from being a pain in the ass to cheer in the cheeks.

Mary Lynn Ziemer

Master of Advanced Life Concepts, Executive Business Advisor and Life Coach

Own Your Power! Experience the Magical Mindset of Calm

In this talk she draws from science, psychology, spirituality and decades of leading others to explain a profoundly simple and practical approach for designing your life’s roadmap for true success in every aspect of your life, faster than you ever thought possible. Whatever destination you choose, you’ll feel inspired as she gives you a taste of the truth about your human potential and the science behind getting you there.

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Nery Burgos

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Chef Nery Burgos, whose passion and creativity have reshaped the gastronomic landscape. With an innate talent for food creation, design, and presentation, Chef Burgos has garnered widespread acclaim in menu design, restaurant consultation, catering services, and event planning. Her remarkable journey as a private chef and successful management of start-up restaurants are a testament to her exceptional skills and unwavering dedication to the culinary arts.

Chef Nery’s expertise extends beyond her culinary prowess. With over 15 years of experience in management and real estate, she possesses a unique blend of business acumen and culinary vision. Her deep understanding of commercial property management, strategic planning, and financial resource development sets her apart as a versatile and formidable force in the industry.

As the visionary owner of Breakfast at Blume, Chef Nery Burgos brings forth a wealth of administrative, operational, restaurant/hospitality, and financial management skills. With a fresh and captivating concept, an acclaimed menu, and a determined ambition to create a thriving establishment, Chef Nery is poised to redefine the culinary scene. Prepare to embark on an extraordinary gastronomic journey curated by Chef Nery and her exceptional team, where every bite is a work of art and every moment is an unforgettable experience

Michael Fleischner

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Michael Fleischner is a seasoned entrepreneur, marketer, and dedicated freelancer with a passion for digital innovation. As the CEO & Founder of Big Fin SEO, a prominent search engine optimization and digital marketing agency headquartered in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Michael has helped countless businesses elevate their online presence and achieve their marketing goals.

Throughout his career, Michael has been at the forefront of the ever-evolving digital landscape, successfully merging traditional marketing strategies with modern-day techniques. This unique blend of experience has led him to appear on high-profile platforms such as the TODAY Show, ABC World News, and Bloomberg Radio. His insights and expertise have also been featured in widely-read publications like USA Today, making him a sought-after voice in the industry.

Apart from his agency, Michael’s dedication to education and skill-sharing is evident in his literary contributions. He is the author of multiple books that cater to both novices and seasoned professionals. His bestselling book, SEO Made Simple, now in its impressive 9th edition, has demystified search engine optimization for readers across the globe. Another testament to his ability is his title, “The 7 Figure Freelancer”, a guide that aids freelancers in reaching their personal goals.

Outside of his business endeavors, Michael is deeply involved in the marketing community. He held the esteemed position of Past-President for the American Marketing Association of New Jersey, reflecting his commitment to fostering growth and excellence within the field. Michael’s leadership doesn’t end there; he continues to shape the future of marketing by serving on a national board for the AMA, where he collaborates with other industry leaders.

Whether he’s guiding startups to achieve their first 100 customers or helping established businesses maintain their industry dominance, Michael Fleischner’s vast experience and unyielding dedication to innovation make him a beacon of inspiration for freelancers and entrepreneurs everywhere.

Janet Hogan

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Janet Hogan lived by the mantra that hard work equals success.
After graduating with a BA in Communications, she went on to become a punk rock model, Dolly magazine cover girl, movie actress, soap star, restaurant owner, radio DJ, and Australia’s youngest-ever advertising writer to win a Lion at Cannes.

All by the age of 22.

A self-confessed human-doing-on-steroids, she then went on to co-found her own ad agency, Oddfellows, where she quickly developed a take-no-prisoner approach to creating stand-out campaigns. Just one example, a billboard campaign featuring an attractive woman walking a naked man around on a leash not only made headlines Down Under, it saw the product, Voodoo Pantihose, become the country’s number one hosiery brand.

Somehow she found the time to have 3 children.

In a bid to give them a life away from shopping malls, she swapped controversy for country living moving to Australia’s equivalent of the Caribbean. But instead of spending her days in a hammock, she and her partner created a 48-lot multi-million-dollar suburb by the sea.

By 50, Janet had it all; the family, rock-solid marriage, multi-million dollar waterfront home, and a tropical lifestyle that would be the envy of Richard Branson.

But after a lifetime of all work and no play, running 6 separate businesses, instead of the promised happiness, all she felt was…. emptiness.

Because she didn’t take action, the universe took it for her, delivering the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. In the space of 12 months, everything she’s spent the last 30 years working so hard for went up in smoke.

Janet would spend the next 10 years immersing herself in the teachings of the great Personal Development gurus, relocating to the epicenter of spiritual enlightenment, Bali, where she sought the answers to life’s great questions:

Who am I?

Why am I here?

What really matters?

But it was a near-death experience that provided the breakthrough she was looking for.

Instead of seeing the proverbial light or hearing a choir of angels, she heard a voice:

“Janet you’ve let everyone down.”

In that second she knew precisely what that meant. What she thought was a selfless sacrifice in looking after her family and chain of businesses was in fact selfishness. She had denied herself and the world her great gift as a teacher.

Drawing on her 20 years of creative problem-solving for consumer brands, she turned her attention to the human brand, creating the rope ladder she wished someone had thrown her when she was at the bottom of her dark pit.

And so her groundbreaking self-discovery program, The 5th Door, was born.

Initially, she taught the program to school leavers, then graduated to their parents, and now focuses on entrepreneurs like her who know there’s a better life but can’t get off the hamster wheel of success.

Today Janet dedicates her life to helping her fellow human doings discover a life beyond self-sacrifice to true freedom, joy, and fulfillment. Through her breakthrough program, she is helping hundreds of people cross the threshold from futility to freedom, to a whole new stage where they are making a difference by doing what they love most, what they do best, and being rewarded for it.

“I believe our greatest problems boil down to one thing. Inaction. So I worked back from this state of being stuck to uncover the culprit behind self-sabotage: our Core Destructive Belief. Each of us has an army of limiting beliefs but our CDB is the general that commands them all. Through my step-by-step guided process, I help my clients identify their CDB so they can get unstuck and get back into life, this time at a whole new, more meaningful level.”

Mike Jackson

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Co-founder of Sociable Consulting, a Social Impact Digital Marketing Agency, I a am deeply passionate about all the opportunities to learn and grow as human beings that we are presented with each day.

Leveraging the power of marketing for social impact, I am dedicated to driving meaningful change and creating a better world one act at a time. I strive to raise awareness and engage communities on critical issues, encouraging dialogue, thought and effective problem solving.

Learning is a never-ending journey, and I’m a strong believer in its transformative power. I’m constantly seeking opportunities to expand my knowledge and skills, whether through reading, workshops, or simply catching the latest podcast of interest.

Outside of my professionally life, I’m a dedicated husband and parent who understands the importance of instilling the values of empathy, compassion, curiosity and kindness in the next generation. I’ve spent the last few years solidly focused on understanding how best to help my children develop healthy minds and perspectives that will in turn better help them create their own life success.

Ayanna Kahn

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Ayanna Khan, is the founder and driving force behind Khan Consulting LLC. With a background in finance and a Master’s degree in Human Services Administration from Wilmington University (2013), Ayanna embarked on a journey of empowering businesses to reach their highest potential. Before venturing into the realm of entrepreneurship with the establishment of Khan Consulting LLC in 2015, Ayanna flourished in the finance sector, dedicating ten years to a leading communication and technology Dow 30 company. This invaluable experience equipped her with extensive knowledge and expertise in business strategies and financial management.

Ayanna’s impactful contributions to her clients’ success are evident through her instrumental role in securing over 8 million dollars in grant funding. Her unwavering dedication extends beyond the realm of consulting as she has been imparting her wisdom and teaching Grant Writing 101 and Managing Your Grant Award at Delaware Technical Community College for the past seven years. In addition to her commitment to business growth, Ayanna also assumes the esteemed position of the Founder, President & CEO of the Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (DEBCC est. 2020). This esteemed organization serves as a bridge, connecting small businesses with larger companies and fostering meaningful connections within the Delaware business community. The DEBCC actively supports small businesses by offering business development training and education, ultimately working towards reshaping the economic landscape for small businesses in Delaware and beyond.

At the Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce
(DEBCC), inclusivity stands as a primary value. With a steadfast determination, the DEBCC aspires to play a pivotal role in transforming the economic destiny of small businesses in the First State and beyond. Through her numerous achievements and unwavering commitment to small businesses, Ayanna Khan has undoubtedly made a profound impact on the business community, consistently helping businesses thrive and fostering economic growth.

Steven Kuhn

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Meet Steven Eugene Kuhn: A strategic advisor with a 30-year track record, fuelling over $500M in success for executives & entrepreneurs. From rock stars to royals, his expertise thrives in propelling visionary business owners to monumental heights, tackling any challenge through 1-on-1 guidance and group empowerment. Author of “Unleash Your Humble Alpha,” Steven unearths hidden power within leaders, all while holding the title of military veteran, keynote speaker, and international citizen, having lived in 10 countries.

Steven’s journey from a determined young boy to an influential leader and mentor serves as a testament to the power of resilience and the capacity for transformation. With an unwavering focus on empowering others, he continues to leave an enduring legacy of positive change in the lives of those he touches. Steven’s commitment to leadership and the betterment of humanity makes him a beacon of hope and an exceptional role model for generations to come.

Amy Lau

Amy Lau’s journey began with a courageous move from China to Hong Kong and eventually to the U.S., driven by her family’s pursuit of a brighter future. Overcoming barriers as a first-generation immigrant, Amy quickly mastered English to aid her parents and even negotiated for them—a testament to her resourcefulness.

Her academic endeavors laid the foundation for a successful career spanning three decades. With an impressive portfolio including collaborations with IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco, and Salesforce, Amy’s accomplishments exceed $100 million in revenues and multiple prestigious awards.

She has an innate ability to establish profound human connections and cultivate lasting client relationships. As a result, she now advises business owners to achieve sustainable hypergrowth, navigating fast-paced and competitive landscape with precision.

Guided by a values-based approach, Amy sincerely understands her clients’ visions and challenges, bridging the gap to trust and fostering enduring partnerships. Her multidimensional expertise, blending Business Administration and Literary Fiction degrees, enables her to craft compelling narratives resonating with entire organizations.

In the realm of Consulting, Amy shines as an exemplar of excellence, empathy, and unwavering commitment. Collaborating with her opens doors to a transformative journey of success, guided by her visionary leadership and profound connections. With Amy by your side, the path to enduring triumph in a dynamic business world becomes brilliantly clear.

Together with her business partner and husband, they utilize a holistic, well-rounded approach to advise their clients in Sales, Finance, and Operational strategies, including Go-To-Market, scaling, exit or turnaround.

Jonathan Martin

jonathan martin

Jonathan is a former professional football player and holds degrees from Stanford (B.A.) and Georgetown (M.P.S in Finance / Real Estate). After retiring from sports, he started two successful real estate companies in Austin, T.X. where he was the Head of Asset Management for a portfolio of ~330 units across seven structures and helped fundraiser from a myriad of investors (family offices to pro athletes). In 2022, he enrolled in The Wharton School, where he is a rising second year student with a keen interest in Bitcoin. He has been a Bitcoiner since 2020.

Dr. Justin Moseley

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Dr. Justin Moseley, a.k.a., “The Mindset Doctor,” is a former Chiropractor turned Motivational Speaker and Transformation Coach.

Dr. Moseley co-founded, with his wife, one of the largest natural health clinics in Middle Tennessee.

After surviving a near-death accident in 2018, Dr. Justin shifted from changing lives in a clinic, to changing lives around the world; becoming a highly sought-after International Speaker, Personal Brand Expert, and Transformation Coach.

Dr. Justin is a TEDx speaker and has delivered over 1,500 presentations, reaching hundreds of thousands of people, and his thought leadership has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC.

He is the host of The Mindset Doctor Podcast, the “Power of Mindset Summit,” and the “Comfort to Calling Summit.” He is also a former radio show host on Nashville’s largest talk radio station.

Dr. Justin is on a mission to encourage, inspire, and empower others to become the highest version of themselves; so that they can unlock their full potential, fulfill their deepest desires, and create next-level success and abundance in their lives, while making a bigger impact and leaving a bigger legacy.

He does this through keynote speaking, workshops, mastermind groups, transformational live events, coaching, etc.

Doug Motley

doug motley

Mr. Motley is a Managing Principal and co-found of Jack Lingo Asset Management (JLAM) – a regional real estate investment and development company. Doug leads JLAM’s investment team. He is responsible for the investment strategy, market research, investment selection, and portfolio construction. He also manages all debt and equity capital relationships.

Doug has overseen the investment of more than $500 million in capital across multiple real estate investment strategies and across multiple market cycles.

Prior to JLAM, Doug co-founded a private equity real estate platform that invested in office assets in the mid-Atlantic and southeast US. He also previously served as Chief Financial Officer of a regional real estate development firm.

A native of Delaware, Doug graduated magna cum laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, is a member of the Private Equity CFO Association, and is currently a Governor-appointed member and Chair of the State of Delaware Council on Housing. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Rich Olson

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I’m Richard Olson a Milwaukee native with a story woven from resilience, self-discovery, and a passion for holistic wellness.

Early Years and Roots:

I was born in the vibrant city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where my formative years were shaped by the rich tapestry of its diverse culture. I grew up in a small town south of Milwaukee near Raymond, WI which was farm community. this dynamic and blue collar environment instilled in me a deep appreciation for diversity, community, and the values of hard work and perseverance.

Educational Background:

Equipped with a high school diploma, I embarked on a journey beyond formal education, driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore the world and discover my true calling. The school of life has been my classroom, offering lessons in resilience, adaptability, and the importance of continuous learning.

Transformative Health Journey:

A defining chapter in my life began a decade ago when I decided to take control of my health. Over the years, I’ve shed over 125 pounds through a holistic approach to well-being. This journey, rooted in disciplined dietary choices, consistent physical activity, and a profound exploration of mental health, has not only reshaped my body but has also transformed my outlook on life.

Dedication to Wellness:

Driven by my personal transformation, I am dedicated to helping others navigate their own health journeys. My approach emphasizes the interconnectedness of physical and mental well-being, advocating for a balanced and authentic approach to life.

Guiding Principles:

Central to my philosophy is the belief that authenticity and balance are crucial for a fulfilling life. I encourage individuals to view food as fuel for both body and soul. The synergy of mindful nutrition, movement, and mental resilience forms the core of my approach to fostering vibrant well-being.

Advocacy and Community Engagement:

Beyond individual transformations, I actively engage in [Community Initiatives/Organizations] to promote healthy living within communities. Through workshops, speaking engagements, and collaborative projects, I strive to amplify the message of holistic wellness and its positive impact on society.

The Future:

As I stand at this juncture, I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. My journey is an ongoing narrative of growth, and I look forward to expanding my impact in the health and wellness sphere, delving into new ventures, and continuing to learn from the diverse experiences life unfolds.

Conclusion:

In essence, my life story is a dynamic narrative shaped by curiosity, resilience, and a fervent desire to contribute to the well-being of individuals and communities. Each chapter, whether personal or professional, has added layers to the person I am today—a lifelong learner, a wellness advocate, and someone deeply passionate about making a positive mark on the world.

Thank you for joining me on this journey of self-discovery and growth.

The AMAZING Rick Loek

Richard Loek, “The AMAZING Rick,” is a luminary in personal and emotional development, blending his expertise in NLP, Hypnotherapy, and MER® with his background in software development and financial advisory. His approach, rich in humor and insight, guides individuals toward understanding the emotional economics of their lives, fostering a journey of self-discovery, laughter, and soulful connections. Rick’s unique blend of technology, psychology, and energy healing arts offers transformative pathways for personal and financial growth
 
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Emotional Economics: The Rich Returns of Laughter & Soul
 
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“Emotional Economics: The Rich Returns of Laughter & Soul dives into the profound yet accessible world of our emotional and soulful exchanges, unraveling the true value and impact they hold in our lives. This talk invites you on a journey to the very heart of what makes us human, blending humor with deep insights into the power of laughter and the strength of soulful connections. Through engaging stories and scientific exploration, it promises a deep dive into the intricate economics of emotions, offering rich, rewarding takeaways that will empower you to cultivate joy, foster resilience, and connect more deeply with the essence of who you truly are.”

Ivan Thomas

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In the landscape of Delaware’s media industry, Ivan Thomas stands out as a beacon of innovation and success. His journey, characterized by exceptional creativity and dedication, has significantly shaped the broadcasting world in Delaware. Ivan, the founder and driving force behind DETV, Delaware’s leading broadcast and social media content provider, has created a legacy that resonates deeply within the community.

Ivan’s story begins with his roots in Delaware and his education at DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY, an HBCU that profoundly influenced his career path. This education played a pivotal role in shaping his vision for media in Delaware, equipping him with the knowledge and experience necessary to make a substantial impact in his field.

As a host of the popular show “Good Morning Wilmington,” Ivan has captivated audiences with his dynamic and engaging presentation style. His talents, however, extend far beyond his on-screen persona. Behind the scenes, Ivan is a gifted Executive Producer, responsible for a variety of compelling content on DETV, including a popular local news program and the beloved “DETV Kids” series.

Ivan’s entrepreneurial journey with DETV began in his basement, a testament to his tenacity and vision. His unwavering commitment to excellence and tireless work ethic were key in transforming his passion project into a successful and influential enterprise. DETV, under his guidance, has grown to become a heart-touching presence in homes across the region.

In 2022, Ivan’s remarkable contributions to the community and the media industry were recognized with the prestigious Ebony Tie Affair Community Impact Awards, where he was honored as “Person of the Year.” This accolade is a fitting acknowledgment of his dedication to service and his commitment to positively impacting the lives of others.

More than just a business owner, Ivan is a source of inspiration. His journey encourages budding entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into successful ventures. His love for the community, innovative spirit, and entrepreneurial drive have been instrumental in propelling DETV to new heights and making a significant mark in the broadcasting industry.

Ivan Thomas’ story is a powerful illustration of the impact of passion, determination, and courage in achieving one’s dreams. His journey underscores the importance of three key principles: Idea, Impact, and Intrepid. These words encapsulate his dedication to pushing boundaries, leaving a lasting legacy, and approaching each new venture with fearless determination. Ivan’s story is not just one of triumph but also an inspiring narrative that demonstrates the extraordinary heights one can achieve with the right mix of passion and perseverance.

Jonathan Whitney

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Jonathan W. Whitney is a father, husband, son, artivist, jazz drummer and composer. He uses his music to search for spaces to find understanding. His works often address the many facets of life lived by a Black person residing in America. Commissions include Cooch’s Bridge | The Family, collaborations with the choreographer Ashley S.K. Davis to craft music for her dance works Divided We Fall (2019) and Ode (owed) to Black Women (2022), When The Two Shall Meet (2019) a large scale work written for the combined ensemble of the modern baroque ensemble Melomanie and the Whitney Project, as well as a separate work, Bedtime (2019), written for Melomanie. He has been a feature artist with the Wilmington Children’s Chorus, University of Delaware Orchestra, and Melomanie, to name a few. Artists he has performed with include Vernon James, Donald Byrd, Kevin Kirkwood, Lili Añel, Jea Street, Jr., Mike Boone, John Swana, Nadjah Nicole, V. Shayne Fredrick, Maya Belardo, The Chantelles, Tony smith, and The Bearded Ladies. His debut album, Life’s Dimensions (2020), can be found on all platforms. He was a 2020 Delaware Established Artist Fellowship recipient for jazz composition. Jonathan is currently the artist-in-residence at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew. He has his undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Music in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts.

Patricia (Trish) Wilkinson

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Parenting and educators’ coach, Patricia Wilkinson, is coauthor of Readers’ Choice winner Brain Stages: How to Raise Smart, Confident Kids and Have Fun Doing It.

Trish taught all the grades, preschool through sixth, over 23 years and is the mother of two children. By the time she and her husband had their own family, she had worked with kids for 14 years and figured raising children would be a breeze.

Ha! How naïve can you get?

Trish had to get creative to support their twice-exceptional children in growing into successful adults. Through in-depth study of the latest research, experts’ advice, and trial and error, Trish found key communication strategies and care practices to boost their kids’ brain development and influence the people they’ve become.

She has also found that these techniques and tools have helped hundreds of students in the classroom as well as the parents and families that she has coached.

Trish’s Bachelor of Arts degree in recreation from California State University, Long Beach and graduate work at Cal States, Los Angeles and Chico, to earn a teaching credential and Language Development Specialist certification, were a great start. But the real wins came through raising and educating kids in the spirit of FUN and play—troubleshooting, searching for resources, and trying new things.

Jacqueline Frischknecht, PhD contributed her extensive study of how brains develop, function, and learn to Brain Stages. Sadly, she passed away before they finished writing the book, so Trish continued to pore over brain research as it was published (Trish has become a total science nerd).

Today, Trish coaches educators, parents, and caregivers to help kids grow into the smart, confident humans they deserve to become.

Trish believes, with the right tools, any educator can enjoy teaching successful students. And any parent can raise well-adjusted, successful children—even in our complicated world.

Donovan Moore

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Donovan is passionate about alternative education projects, personal knowledge management (PKM), and jamming with people on instruments and ideas. As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, he views voices as instruments and ideas as songs, and always jumps at a chance to create something beautiful with a friend.

Joy Vanichkul

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Joy Vanichkul is an award-winning beauty and wellness entrepreneur, and consciousness teacher. In addition, Joy is a former top international model. Joy inspires people to embrace the power of self-care and self-discovery. She is passionate about helping people tap into their inner beauty and radiance. Her unique ability to incorporate Eastern knowledge with modern Western science has made Joy a trusted voice.

Dan Vega

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Dan Vega started his first business at 19. He has written and spoken in the field of business for over 20 years and has been hailed as America’s #1 Results Guy. He has achieved extreme success in several careers including sales, marketing, management, corporate restructuring and consulting. He understands the business world from top to bottom and specializes in helping companies to become profitable multi-million dollar enterprises. Dan was also considered one of the top experts in the country assisting companies to secure funding. He has been connected with as many as 400 Private Equity Investors, Institutional Investors, Venture Capital Groups, and Angel Investors. He now holds ownership in several successful companies and is personally invested in several spaces in the market. Some of these include film & television, technology, health, environmental, spirits, art, and fashion.

Jules Weldon & Stace Pierce

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Jules & Stace have often been referred to as the “Dynamic Duo”. Partners in all things life and business, they are founders, inventors, authors, podcast hosts, adventure seekers, travel junkies, and dog lovers. As they were building their outdoor gear company, OME Gear, they reached a point in their startup where the only asset they had left was their house, so they sold the house, invested the equity into their company and bought an RV that they wrapped in their branding. They have been traveling for the last 2 years all across the US building their company. The two are no strangers to “All In”. As part of OME Gear, they are also the hosts of a podcast called Do It In Nature, where they have engaging conversations with people who are doing inspirational things connected to the outdoors. In addition, Weldon and Pierce have co-authored a children’s book called Rescued By Rico. Building businesses is a definite passion and building genuine relationships is one of their greatest joys.

Dr. Lisa Yeung

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Dr Lisa Yeung, Medical Director turned Integrative Coach and Stress Specialist, is a first-generation Chinese American. Lisa was the first in her family to go to college, graduated from a top medical school and became one of the nation’s youngest medical directors.

A series of unexpected life circumstances left Lisa at rock bottom. In healing herself from burnout and depression, she discovered wisdom and truths lacking from her traditional training. After serving in the Bronx on the frontlines of the pandemic, Lisa decided to expand her impact beyond the local community and limitations of conventional medicine.

Today, Lisa integrates her medical expertise with alternative modalities to help leaders and organizations worldwide escape the cycles of stress and realign with their true selves. Dr Lisa Yeung’s mission is to heal the world of chronic stress, depression and burnout so that everyone can be their best selves, live their best lives, and have an even greater impact on the world.

Greg Zlevor

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Greg Zlevor is an 8X Amazon bestselling author, winner of the Global Coaching Leadership Award and the founder of Westwood International. He and his team are proud to partner with some of the brightest leadership minds and practitioners in the world, deploying tailored, high-impact programs that have energized the vision of global brands like The Singapore Police Force, Kimberly-Clark, Volvo, Pfizer, The State of Hawaii, and General Electric.

Over the past 25 years, he and his team have collaborated with Fortune 50 companies, governments, and industry leaders across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia on programs that have profoundly shifted the way they do business.

Mary Lynn Ziemer

Before pursuing her current passion as a Master of Advanced Life Concepts, Certified Life Coach and Executive Business Advisor, Mary Lynn spent more than 25 years as a successful international senior executive with two Fortune 100 companies. She has led organizations ranging in size from 700 to 5,000. Faced with her own personal crossroads in 2008, Mary Lynn took the leap and found her purpose and joy had shifted from the corporate environment to helping others realize their goals and create the life of their dreams. 

She now uses her unique skill set to passionately enhance the quality of life for her clients, both professionally and personally, showing people how to create the best version of themselves, and a life they can love, as they increase their understanding and awareness of their true human potential. She also teaches them how to overcome roadblocks that may be preventing them from achieving dreams and goals.