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TEDxWilmington

SATURDAY
April 29, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

sol alsina

Sol Alsina

Owner of Mundoh Media Digital Designs for Social Good

The Secret Power of the P Formula: Turning Painful Moments into Unstoppable Prosperity

Sol Alsina recounts her story of pain, love, loss and the design of her”P”formula of ten essential “P Words” to turn painful moments into prosperity.

The purpose of the pain is to turn your mess into a message. Follow your PAIN. 💛

ira bowman

Ira Bowman

Owner of Bowman Digital Media

SEO Matters: Over Half of All Internet Traffic Runs Through Google

This talk is designed to help people see their need for SEO, to improve where they rank on Google, so they can increase traffic on their website. This is crucial because over 60% off all traffic currently runs through Google and the number is growing, making Google an important factor in online marketing strategy.

christine burych

Christine Burych

President, StarlingBrook Leadership Consulting

How 3 Women with Mental Illness Impacted my Life for the Better

In this talk, Christine shares her experience of how three women with a mental illness changed the trajectory of her life for the better by helping her reshape the way she viewed those living with mental health issues. Instead of coming from a place of power over others, and wanting to help or fix people, she learned to look for the gifts and listen from a place of non judgement. This in turn allowed her to watch and listen for wisdom which framed her experiences and life’s mission.

anna choi

Anna Choi

Founder of SolJoy

Shift from Burnout to Brilliance

What does burnout look like? What does brilliance look like? Discover the various faces of burnout and brilliance. Then learn simple shifts in your emotional intelligence you can make to feel more light in your body and shine brighter from your heart.

morry david

Morry David

Coin Holder, Security Expert, Best Selling Author, Writer's Coach, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Marketing Consultant, TV & Film Producer

Why Some People Can Fly

This talk describes the elements of entrepreneurial characteristics.

jason duncan

The Real Jason Duncan

Author, Podcast Host, Mastermind Leader, & Coach

Don’t Say Divorce

I will be talking about why my wife and I don’t say divorce. I will show a viral video of me on a podcast where I mentioned this concept and had over 30 million views. I’m going to break down the reasoning behind while we don’t use this word and what commitment in marriage really means.

Larry Farwell

The Science of Creating Miracles: Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, and Living the Life of Your Dreams

My scientific research in quantum physics and neuroscience has shown that miracles exist and you can create them. This talk will explain how to apply the Science of Creating Miracles to create miracles and thereby live the life of your dreams.

Manuel Godoy

CEO, Black Sands Entertainment

Reclaiming African History

For decades, Western media has focused exclusively on the slave trade and American slavery/civil rights when showcasing African history. The few times they mention any ancient or medieval African Kingdom, they are shown as struggling, a servant-like system, or straight whitewashed. Having kids of my own, I understand the importance of having a legacy to look back on, separate from your immediate family.

For many white children, that is European heroes and kingdoms. Who hasn’t looked up to Hercules, Julius Caesar, Arthur, and other great heroes in western society? These people and their stories inspire white youth to seize opportunities and never look down on their beginnings, even if they have no parents. The goal of Black Sands Entertainment is to bring that sense of legacy to black youth in the mediums they know and love like comics, anime, film and more.

janet hogan

Janet Hogan

Founder and Creator of The 5th Door Self Discovery program

Your Crazy Loop

Everyone has one, but the secret to finding freedom is simpler than you think.

Talia Jacqueline

CEO of Visceral & CIO of The BEEC

Ditch the Pitch: How to captivate people beyond your words

We obsess over words in business – the perfect brand message, the perfect website copy, the perfect pitch. But what if the power behind great communication goes beyond words? Learn what made one of the world’s greatest speeches captivate hearts for generations to come. More importantly, learn how to bring your message and mission to life.

shelby jo long

Shelby Jo Long

CEO

It’s time to escape the echo chamber: The Journey of an academic refugee

We build our business and influence we become entrenched in the norms and expectations of the industry. We become trapped by success and comfort and often don’t realize that is limiting our potential. By reconnecting with our genius and true passion, we become more fulfilled with our work and step into leadership potential to become an influence with others. Be more fulfilled in your vision, create a supportive community and find balance as a genius entrepreneur .

george jones

George Jones

Founder of The Present Dad Foundation

The Road to Becoming A Present Dad

George Jones, former NFL running back, grew up yearning for a father. George will share his life, the impact of growing up without a father and how he has been mentored by great dads to shape “The Present Dad” he is today to his three sons. Through his journey of successes and mistakes, he has developed 7 strategies to be a Present Dad.

Catherine Kontos

Retreat & Transformation Business Coach

The Mind-Body Connection: A Gateway to Powerful Transformation

Immerse yourself in the speaker’s story, where she draws from her real-life experiences and thought-provoking ideas to challenge everything you know about what’s possible.

The speech inspires hope and faith by demonstrating the incredible power of human consciousness to heal and transform. It is a call to action to embrace one’s true potential and overcome limiting beliefs that hold us back from reaching beyond what we thought was possible.

What if you could intentionally engineer parts of your life?

Join her on this incredible journey where you will be challenged to push the boundaries of human potential. Start questioning what else is possible as we tap into the limitless power of the human mind.

patty laroche

Patty LaRoche

retired teacher/ motivational speaker/ author

The Rewards of Rejection

Chances are, everyone has—at one time or another—felt the stings of rejection. Far too many people give those experiences undeserved, negative power that denies their self-worth. This talk flips that script and helps the listener discover the benefits of feeling rejected.

aileda lindal

Aileda Lindal

Global Transformational Leader and Executive Advisor of ASK AILEDA

Unleashing your Leadership Potential: How to Thrive in a Changing World

Leadership has traditionally been regarded as a structured, hierarchical undertaking, with an associated emphasis on material rewards and outcomes. But as technology and neuroscience make advances, so too the practice of leadership must progress. In this talk, I will explore the transformational potential of leadership in 2023 and beyond, exploring how the conscious use of neuroscience, quantum physics, and technology can shape our leadership capacity – in ways that are meaningful, ethical, and profoundly effective. We’ll investigate how to bring a unique blend of technical skill and compassionate awareness to our leadership roles in order to maximize success. Finally, we’ll look to the future – and examine the myriad of possibilities available to us in utilizing the tools of these three disciplines in leading with greater clarity, confidence, and connection to our teams.

jim lomot

Jim Lomot

Pivoting Through The Pain: 3 Steps To Pivot With Purpose

Experiencing loss. We will all face loss at some point in our lives. In this revealing and inspirational talk, Jim Lomot walks us through the simple, yet powerful steps that he’s applied in his own life to face challenges, overcome loss and live a life of purpose. The good news is that no matter how hopeless our situation may seem, it’s never too late to pivot to a life of more impact and joy…to pivot with purpose.

bianca mccall

Bianca McCall

Licensed Clinical Therapist and Creator of Reach-In Now™ the Movement and Mobile App

If The Walls Could Talk

Drugs and alcohol don’t kill. Mental health challenges don’t kill. Guns don’t kill. Silence kills. A person experiencing a substance use crisis- a person experiencing a mental health crisis – a person contemplating the abuse of power and violent acts with use of a firearm- all are having a conversation with themselves, that none of us know about. In fact we all go into a space to have the tough conversations with ourselves- where we handle life’s challenges alone; grief, losses, fear, pain, injury, confusion, and disappointment. A space where we beat ourselves up for ways we are insecure, for ways we cannot love ourselves, be forgiving of ourselves, and for ways we feel as though we are powerless, and we are not enough. We say things to ourselves in this space, which we vow to never repeat to another human being- not even our loved ones. If these walls we build in this space could talk, what would they say? Where is it safe to speak it? How does that conversation, begin? If these walls could talk- then and only then, are we truly breaking silence. In my talk, I will share the design and process for living on purpose and living out loud.

meg miller

Megan Miller

Intentional Living Expert

Detoxing Off The Drug of Achievement

Busy. It’s a badge of honor.

Becoming addicted to achieving. 93% of employees currently report sacrificing themselves to ‘get the job done’.

In this talk, Megan Miller shares her first hand knowledge on being addicted to achieving, what it cost her, the struggle to detox from it & the three microsteps that anyone can use, to go from existing & trying to ‘make it to Friday’ to truly living.

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.

lisa yeung

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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Sol Alsina

sol alsina

The most important thing you should know if you know anything about Sol Asina is that she is a good heart. People say that she is a 360-degree sensitive human being. Regarding the professional field, Sol holds a master in International Relations, studied ontological coaching, and digital design.

She is the owner of a Women-led Branding & Design Agency where understanding the psychology and feelings behind the brand are essential to create a client’s website and positioning.

Sol is passionate about crafting powerful digital media designs that Spark Social Change for purpose-driven companies and professionals. She is known for disruptive design methods that blend biomimicry and human centered design. Sol Alsina is committed to helping impact makers shine with a digital presence that is eye-catching & purpose oriented.

Sol Alsina has also created conscious tech product to measure employee emotions and company culture in real time. Choosing Mundoh means people are reducing the gender gap in technology. Mundoh actively trains single mothers, refugee women, and young girls.

Ira Bowman

ira bowman

Professionally Ira is an entrepreneur who focuses in the digital space. Ira owns Bowman Digital Media and ProjectHelpYouGrow and is proud to have been married for over 20 years to his wife Alicia. They have 8 children and the family currently lives just outside of Los Angeles in Southern California. Ira is a systems-based thinker who loves to help people accomplish their professional goals. Many people are fascinated by the large following of people who follow Ira on social media, about 500,000 in total on platforms like LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube where Ira creates content and engages with his community on a daily basis.

Christine Burych

christine burych

From the front lines of community mental health to senior management, to global consulting and training, Christine has pursued her life’s passion on raising awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and providing tools on how to develop resilience.


As the President of StarlingBrook Leadership Consulting, Christine infuses every leadership training with guidance and awareness of our mental health and the impact it has on how we show up as leaders. Awareness is great but action is better. Globally, Christine teaches leaders how to support mental health issues in the workplace to enhance compassion and productivity. She is an executive coach and certified resilience practitioner. Some of her clients have included, Toyota, PepsiCo, Porter Airlines, Staples, Deloitte and first responder.
She is an Amazon number 1 best seller and focuses on liberating people from their limiting beliefs.

Anna Choi

anna choi


Anna Sun Choi, Founder of SolJoy, two time TEDx Speaker, and Forbes Author, is committed to elevating humanity’s consciousness serving high achieving, creative, conscious business leaders who want to quiet the mind chatter, cut through distractions, and tap into boundless energy.

Her 20 years of coaching experience blends ancient wisdom, energy mastery, and martials arts as a Korean Qigong Yoga Instructor, Black Belt in Taekwondo, Awakened Life Meditation Teacher, and certified Dahn Master.

As a broke art major with zero experience or connections, she started and sold her first socially responsible financial planning business in five years. Her second business was in event marketing and consulting for social impact, while also being on faculty for a multi-million dollar personal growth, training, and development company.

However, she became a “burned out do-gooder.” At one point, she secretly lived on food stamps supporting her family of 3, borrowing money from her parents. At rock bottom, she met her two living, enlightened energy masters H.H Sai Maa and Ilchi Lee, and has been a devoted energy mastery student ever since.

A second generation Korean American social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor Anna founded the Conscious Leadership Foundation that funds scholarships for educator mindfulness and emotional resilience training for their students. She invests in 100% sustainable, responsible, impact investing and social enterprises.

Her proudest accomplishment is water birthing her son, now in fifth grade. She’s married to her best friend for 20 years in Poulsbo, WA. Anna loves singing and songwriting, dancing, and cooking Ayurvedic meals. Learn more at http://soljoy.life/.

Morry David

morry david

Morry David’s education in electronics, advertising, marketing, and journalism has allowed his entrepreneurial nature to flourish.

His music industry career started as a music teacher at age sixteen and continued for many years as a professional musician.

At twenty one he opened the most advanced recording studio in the Philadelphia area in which he recorded top artists like Stevie Wonder. He then applied his knowledge of sound dynamics to custom design systems for all of the area’s top discotheques.

 At thirty he owned a successful security distributorship and was recruited by manufacturers to design alarm equipment. He currently operates a security company where his innovative systems range from detection and reporting devices, access control, remote cctv, computer networking and commercial phone systems.

As an eleven year board director of HVAA, his marketing and fund-raising efforts supported the activities of thousands of children. His involvement with the E. S. J. F. foundation has helped raise over $3 million for breast cancer research.

He has written multiple best selling books under his pen name: M. David. “The Chase” and “The Ghost of Sheppard’s Inn” convey messages of hope and inspiration to readers of all ages. His 3rd book, (Cosmo), is currently on its way to become a major motion picture of which he is the producer. Currently, with his publisher, is his latest book: “Why Some People Can Fly”, which explains the traits of an entrepreneur. Morry has produced multiple podcasts, webcasts and TV interview shows. He is a firm believer that the fear of failure should never interfere with pursuing a dream.

The Real Jason Duncan

jason duncan

Jason Duncan is on a mission to empower entrepreneurs to discover their true purpose in life by showing them how to run a profitable business in under 10 hours a week. As the founder of one of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies and a leading entrepreneurial expert, he draws on his own experience as an unemployed schoolteacher who launched his own successful business in 2010. Through his mastermind program, The Exiter Club, and his internationally-syndicated podcast, The Root of All Success, Jason teaches the principles of #ExitWithoutExiting, a method for breaking free from the daily grind of business operations and living the #TheExitLifestyle. He is also committed to helping 10,000 people escape poverty and mediocrity through entrepreneurship, and plans to start a nonprofit organization with the help of his mastermind group to further this mission. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Jason enjoys riding motorcycles and camping with his high school sweetheart, with whom he has been happily married since 1995, and their two grown children.

Dr. Larry Farwell

Dr. Larry Farwell is a Harvard-educated neuroscientist and the author of the #1 bestselling book, The Science of Creating Miracles: Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, and Living the Life of Your Dreams.

This book and the workshops Dr. Farwell conducts provide a practical guide to success and happiness in life. Based on his own groundbreaking scientific research, Dr. Larry Farwell weaves together neuroscience, quantum physics, expansion of consciousness, and effective techniques you can use to live a truly extraordinary life. 

TIME magazine selected Dr. Larry Farwell to the TIME 100: The Next Wave, the top innovators of the century, “the Picassos or Einsteins of the 21st Century.”
Dr. Farwell has been featured on CBS Evening News, ABC World News, CNN, CBS 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, ABC Good Morning America, PBS, BBC, Discovery Channel, Science Channel, the New York Times, TIME, US News and World Report, and news media around the world.

He has consulted with individuals, organizations, and top government leaders and agencies worldwide, including the President of the US. He has conducted pioneering research on neuroscience, quantum physics, and the role of consciousness in human life and the universe.

Dr. Farwell invented Brain Fingerprinting, a scientific technique to detect criminals and terrorists and exonerate the innocent by measuring brainwaves. He tested it at the FBI, the CIA, and the US Navy, and used it to catch a serial killer and help free an innocent murder convict, and applied it in counterterrorism operations worldwide.

He invented the first brain-computer interface, allowing paralyzed patients to use brainwaves to communicate through a computer and speech synthesizer.
He graduated from Harvard and has a black belt in kung fu.

Dr. Farwell’s revolutionary scientific discoveries have presented a new paradigm in science and human life.

The Science of Creating Miracles book and workshops provide practical techniques for applying this new science to create your own miracles and live the life of your dreams.

Links
Dr. Larry Farwell and The Science of Creating Miracles
https://DrLarryFarwell.com

Dr. Larry Farwell’s # Bestseller The Science of Creating Miracles: Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, and Living the Life of Your Dreams on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Science-Creating-Miracles-Neuroscience-Quantum-ebook/dp/B0973LD74R

Contact
Email: [email protected]
Mobile/WhatsApp +1 206-250-5516
Phone: +1 206-905-1009

Manuel Godoy

Black Sands Entertainment serves as the most trusted Black owned brand in the nation. Established in 2016, Creator and President Manuel Godoy and his wife Geiszel, founded Black Sands Entertainment with the mission to publish content that caters to Black families. Black Sands has produced numerous comics and animated series and has sold more than 200,000 units to date, garnering hundreds of thousands of followers online, and 3 million dollars in sales. With such popularity, Black Sands has decided to use its influence to help black creators reach a massive audience with the launch of The Black Sands Publishing App. The Black Sands Publishing App will serve as an exclusive platform for Black creators and continue to bridge together readers and creators in the Black and brown community.

Janet Hogan

janet hogan

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.”

Talia Jacqueline

Talia dived deep into the intimate connection between psychology and communication, and she has spent the last several years cementing those bonds after establishing Visceral in 2016. Working with business leaders, entrepreneurs and their most valuable team members, Talia has helped companies generate the recognition, traction and growth that they deserve.

Talia currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her partner Max and their cat, Beau. She regularly travels to Los Angeles, where she was born and raised, and to countries around the world to visit friends and family. Outside of her business ventures, you can find Talia hiking around the flat landscape of Austin — AKA walking — as well as painting, dancing and convincing friends to start their own businesses.

Shelby Jo Long

shelby jo long

Shelby is a 4x bestselling author and 4x international bestselling author, speaker, professor and business strategist that helps people establish a business from their brand vision by developing custom programs and courses. The transformation of unique ideas & approaches that experts have developed in their lines of work into a program or course so they can scale their operations. Her book, “I See Your Genius: Transform your idea into income” was published in August of 2022. Shelby’s business coaching and consulting work is primarily in the business culture and leadership training at state and private organizations. She has also been invited to speak at women’s conferences, chamber events and real estate conferences about leadership, organizational culture, and branding. Her communication and advocacy backdrop gives a unique perspective in how a business communicates their message to their audience.

George Jones

george jones

George Jones is a former NFL player who grew up in the projects of Greenville, South Carolina. He grew up without a father or any positive role model in his life. When he was in middle school, the Broome family “adopted” George and provided him with a stable home. George talks about Monnie and Jackie providing him with the gold standard of parenting and his first experience with unconditional love.

After a successful college and professional football career, George is now a stay-at-home dad to three boys he shares with his wife Katie. GJ (16), Max (13) and Cooper (11) are what George describes as his purpose in life and his greatest accomplishment.

George has tackled fatherhood the way he approached football a journey that is rooted in constant learning, reflection and feedback. He has published a book called “The Present Dad” to help fathers be authentic, present, vulnerable and a “Hall of Fame Dad”. George believes if we can create better fathers, we can put an end to some of society’s biggest problems such as addiction, violence and teen pregnancy.

 George’s wife, Katie, is the CEO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and has committed her life’s work to creating a world in which relationships are healthy, positive and free from violence.

When not sitting in the carpool lane, George is in the gym, coaching his sons in sports or advocating on behalf of his son, Max, who has down syndrome and autism.

Catherine Kontos

Catherine is a visionary leader, award-winning professional, author of Soul Shaker, and founder of RetreatBoss. She is a transformational business coach, entrepreneur, speaker, retreat expert, and philanthropist.

Patty LaRoche

patty laroche

Patty is a wife, a mother of three, a step-mother of three, a grandmother of nine and a great-grandmother of three. She has been married to Dave, a former professional baseball player/coach, for 50 years and because of his career, has lived in over 40 cities, ranging from California to New York. Her three sons followed in their father’s footsteps, and all were drafted into professional baseball. One remains in the game today.

After retiring from teaching high school speech, theater, debate and forensics, Patty split her time between Kansas and Mexico where she volunteers for local orphanages. She speaks professionally and writes a weekly religious column for three area newspapers. In her spare time, she plays tennis and Pickleball, reads, hangs out with family and friends and roots for the KC Chiefs.

Patty has just completed her first book which is due for publication in June, 2023.

Aileda Lindal

aileda lindal

As a seasoned entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience, Aileda brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, including a deep understanding of quantum physics, neuroscience, and epigenetics. With a proven track record of facilitating breakthroughs, including coaching executives at Fortune 500 companies, consulting on trade agreements for The White House, and assisting individuals finding their true passion. Aileda is committed to helping clients overcome limitations and reach new heights.

Jim Lomot

jim lomot

Jim Lomot wants you to know that he doesn’t fit into the world as it is. But by being true to himself and his unique gifts he discovered how blessed life can be, even amidst chaos, confusion and a loss of confidence. Jim also wants you to know that, in so many ways, he is just like you. He is flawed and just wants to live a life of impact. After a 20 year career in the financial world, Jim realized his ladder was up against the wrong wall. Jim learned how to “pivot with purpose” and, through a simple, yet powerful 3 step process, he changed his life forever. It saved his life. Jim is the Founder and Chief Elevation Officer of Trinity Growth Solutions and the Founder of TheHerosMovement.com.

Bianca McCall

bianca mccall

Bianca D. McCall is a retired professional women’s basketball player, world renowned Keynote and TEDx Speaker, and a leader of a meaningful fashion campaign which promotes global well-being and charity, in partnership with Parisian Fashion House; pioneer for inclusion and diversity, Givenchy. Bianca is a Licensed Clinical Therapist with more than 25 years of social service in behavioral health, and suicide prevention. She is 11 years a healthcare CEO, health-tech entrepreneur and creator of the mobile application and program called Reach-In Now™. Bianca is an author, trainer, and certification specialist for the Centers for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT); at the University of Nevada, Reno. She holds board positions with the DDW- a group which encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Kentucky Derby; Prismatic Academy Schools, and affiliate Village Schools Organization; and is a contractor for the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Lived Experience Committee.

Megan Miller

meg miller

Megan Miller is a professional speaker, host of Attention to Intention podcast, and self-proclaimed Intentional Living Expert.

Megan is dedicated to offering high performing go-getting professionals simple, daily micro-steps for putting attention to intention so they can stop sleepwalking through life and start living with inspiration and fulfillment.

website: megan-miller.com

Title: ‘Detoxing Off The Drug of Achievement’

Donovan Moore

donovan moore

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

joy vanichku

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

dan vega

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.

Michael Markiewicz

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Entrepreneur | Speaker | Author | Executive Producer in Film | Investor | Philanthropist | CPA and Partner at Feuer & Orlando LLP

Personal CFO, business management for High Net Worth, Entertainment and Fashion Professionals CPA, CFP providing financial consulting, management and concierge services to high-net-worth individuals, families from a variety of personal and business backgrounds as well as business management services to members of the ENTERTAINMENT and FASHION industries. Tax planning, financial planning & estate planning services to members of the LGBT community and Film Production Accounting.