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TEDxWilmington

Saturday, April 30, 2022

TEDxWilmington will be one of the larger events that any TEDx internationally will do this year. We have 23 speakers coming from more than 10 states and countries to share their knowledge with us.

amanda banks

Amanda Banks

CEO DeBanks, LLC & Sports To Suits, LLC | Cast Member-TV Show | Host Sports To Suits | Super Connector

TEDx Talk:
The Power of These 4 Words

lisa bonta sumii

Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW

Mental Health & Sport Performance Coach at the Oakland Roots SC | CEO & Founder of AthMindset, LLC

TEDx Talk:
My Heart Is Browner Than My Skin: The Intersection of Race, Mental Health & Sport

ira bowman

Ira Bowman

Bowman Digital Media services: Social Media Management-Website Developer-Graphic Design-Photography-Videography-SEO

TEDx Talk:
From LinkedIn Strategy That Works: Laid Off to Six Figure Earner in Less than 12 Months

carol carpenter

Carol Carpenter

Founder at CC TrackEvents/MotoVixens LLC

TEDx Talk:
Can Risk Give You Security? Lower Your Risk Aversion, Raise Your Opportunities for Success

The Real Jason Duncan

I teach entrepreneurs how to exit their businesses without selling them. Host of The Root of All Success

TEDx Talk:
The Ironic Prison of Entrepreneurship

james harris

James Harris

Father, Veteran, Philanthropist and Therapist. Founder of Men to Heal. Author of Man Just Express Yourself. Creator of Cheesy Dates Board Game.

TEDx Talk:
Don't Wait Until the Eulogy

Nicole Homer

Co-Founder/COO of BioTech Startup Hx Innovations, Inc.

TEDx Talk:
How to Position Yourself Against a Stereotype

tyler kuhn

Tyler Kuhn, CSME

VP, Marketing and Digital Experience at Dover Federal Credit Union

TEDx Talk:
Hidden Change

Herbert Lang

Former Harlem Globetrotter | International Best Selling Author | Philanthropist | Motivational / Keynote Speaker | TV Producer/

TEDx Talk:
Kindness is Free

mario lanzarotti

Mario Lanzarotti

The Freedom Architect | I Coach Business Leaders to Have More Income, Impact, and Personal Freedom Without Compromising Their Mental Health | Coin Carrier

TEDx Talk:
How to stop doubting yourself and go after what you really (really) want

Corinne Lebrun

Transformation Catalyst | Educator | Author

TEDx Talk:
Is it a screen or is it a portal? Re-framing the concept of screentime

Bianca McCall

MFT, Subject Matter Expert, Suicide Prevention and Resiliency Training

TEDx Talk:
Chasing the Carrot

otis mcgregor

Otis McGregor

Principal✯Founder✯Leadership & Success Coach | Building a Legacy of Leaders to Change the World | Establishing Tribes to Empower Greater Success | Coin Carrier

TEDx Talk:
Life is a Test. who's grading you?

mike more

Mike Moore

Chief Executive Officer and Founder at ULP Marketing, Founder WE L;VING INC,

justin moseley

Dr. Justin Moseley

Mindset Transformation Coach at The Mindset Doctor

TEDx Talk:
the secret to having more in life - lessons from my near death accident

chukky okobi

Chukky Okobi

The NLP Coaches Coach. 8 Yr NFL Vet and Super Bowl Champion. NFLPA Chapter Secretary. Emotional Intelligence/Mindset Coach for Entrepreneurs & Mental Health Coach for NFL Vets. Keynote & Motivational Speaker. TedX

TEDx Talk:
Whether sports or entrepreneurship, the key to winning is to not compete

Micah "Musa" Pellerin

venture capitalist | business builder | nfl alumn | keynote speaker | non-profit chairman

TEDx Talk:
Transferable Skills

valencia peterson

Valencia Peterson

Executive Director at ODAAP INC. Open Door Abuse Awareness Prevention

TEDx Talk:
sports and violence prevention

kim stuck

Kimberly Stuck, CP-FS, CQA

CEO of Allay Consulting LLC- Public Speaker, Educator, CP-FS, CQA, -FDA, cGMP, ISO, OSHA, and Fire Code compliance

TEDx Talk:
an indisputable case for federal legalization of cannabis

Marvin Toliver, MSW, LCSW

Therapist at Radical Therapy Center

TEDx Talk:
black masculinity, homophobia, and HIV: An unmasking

Laverne Toombs



TEDx Talk:
the "f" bomb

cherie white

Cherie White

Chief Executive Officer at Steadfast Developments, coin carrier

TEDx Talk:
Preventing poverty before it starts: a Preventive model and case study

marty wolner

Marty Wolner

Brain Strength Executive Coach | Peak Performance Specialist | Mental Toughness Coach | Online Stress & Trauma Educator

TEDx Talk:
healing trauma with sports

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Amanda Banks

amanda banks

Amanda Banks is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sports To Suits and DeBanks, LLC. She is also the host of the weekly live show “Sports To Suits” where she highlights former athletes that are leveraging their backgrounds in sports to see success in business. Amanda is an enterprise sales leader, strategic partnerships creator, and joy enthusiast. She has a strong track record in sales, healthcare, technology, innovation, and leadership and believes every conversation is the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

Lisa Bonta Sumii

lisa bonta sumii
Lisa is a psychotherapist with over 21 years of clinical experience, prioritizing mixed-race and BIPOC experiences.

In recent years, her private practice work has shifted focus to serving the elite athlete population in achieving optimal mental health and peak mental sport performance. 

Lisa is the first-ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Coach for the Oakland Roots SC.

Lisa is the CEO & Founder of AthMindset, a diverse team of practitioners who serve the elite athlete and the members of their ecosystem, scaling nation-wide.

Lisa is the host of the AthMindset Podcast and has been featured in several publications, including Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, the BBC World News, and Women’s Health Magazine.

Lisa is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and she resides in Northern California with her husband, 2 kids, and her mom.

Ira Bowman

ira bowman

Ira Bowman is proud to be a husband of over 20 years and a father to 8 children. A seasoned business to business sales rep from out West, Ira grew up professionally in the world of print and graphics, however a COVID-19 pandemic flipped his life upside down when one day out of the blue he was laid off. Instead of feeling sorry for himself and slipping into depression, Ira launched a new digital marketing business. Ira is now the proud owner of Bowman Digital Media, a company that is helping their clients increase website traffic and build their digital audience on social media. Ira currently lives in Southern California, in the Greater Los Angeles but travels the globe for his photography clients.

Carol Carpenter

carol carpenter

As a first generation child born in the United States with immigrant parents from Taiwan, I grew up experiencing both cultures and their vast differences allowing me insight to various viewpoints and perspectives. Being female in my culture and a child of the US with all its privileges, I was caught in the midst of the clashing of two cultures and having to accept and integrate them both into my life. When I started MotoVixens LLC it was with a mission to be inclusive of all riders regardless of their gender, race and religion and without discrimination of the types of bikes they ride focusing on education, safety, community, camaraderie and finding ways to ensure the preservation of our sport. In my years in business I have been a model, actress, stuntwoman, voice over actor, racer, have signature lines of products, a reality show, have authored a book, “The Elegant Disruptor” and am a managing partner in Iron Dog Media.

The Real Jason Duncan

The Real Jason Duncan is founder of one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America and one of the top entrepreneurial companies in the country. He is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and founder of 12 companies who got his start in entrepreneurship as an unemployed schoolteacher in 2010. Educator-turned-entrepreneur, Jason now teaches entrepreneurs how to work less and make more through a method he calls ‘exit without exiting’ that focuses on four specific strategies entrepreneurs can use to break free from the daily grind of business operations. Jason lives in the Nashville, Tennessee, area with his high school sweetheart. He loves riding motorcycles and camping in his RV.

James Harris

james harris

James is a father, husband, veteran and therapist. He’s the founder of a movement called Men to Heal which focuses on mens overall wellness, their MENtal HEALth, physical HEALth and emotional HEALth. He’s the author of Man Just Express Yourself an interactive guide for boys and men to process life experiences and explore vulnerability. James is the creator of a board game called Cheesy Dates which is a tool for adults and couples to have successfully relationships whether intimate or platonic. James does most of his work at The HEALing Hub which offers yoga, Zumba, mindfulness, seminars, feeds the less fortunate and where he conducts his therapy sessions.

Nicole Homer

Nicole Homer, MBA is Co-founder of Delaware-based biotech startup Hx Innovations, Inc.® Hx’s neuromuscular technology enables coaches and trainers to collect neuromuscular and human movement analytics at any time with the use of a portable camera. Nicole drives the mission, vision, and direction of Hx; creating and implementing business operations strategies; forming strategic alliances and partnerships; and analyzing performance for scalability and growth. She served as a U.S. Marine Corps war veteran. Prior to co-launching Hx Innovations, she managed supply chain and logistics for a battalion of over 18,000 Marines; improved process efficiencies for top ranking law firms and corporations as a corporate compliance paralegal; spearheaded international privacy and legal compliance initiatives for over 3,000 employees; and developed and executed new employee management and compliance initiatives during acquisition process. Nicole enjoys reading, sporting activities with her family and three children, bike riding with her husband, and talking poetry and politics with friends.

Tyler Kuhn

tyler kuhn

Tyler Kuhn is the Vice President of Marketing and Digital Experience at Dover Federal Credit Union where he focuses on leading marketing, community impact and development, and digital experience efforts for the company. Through these efforts, Tyler and his team are able to deliver an effortless digital experience to members around the globe, while also living out the credit union philosophy of serving the underserved in their local communities.

Herbert Lang

Herb is a husband to Elena and a father of three (Antonio, Nicholas, Reya). Before becoming an accomplished Motivational Speaker and 2X Best Selling Author Herb Coached and Played Professional Basketball 18 seasons for the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters bringing JOY to nearly 90 countries WORLDWIDE as “Flight Time!” Whether it’s Racing around the world 3 Times on CBS’s The Amazing Race or shooting hoops with Popes (Francis) and Presidents(Obama) Herb has always been passionate about the importance of Patience and Kindness! Herb says, “Kindness Is Free.” “We are all Rich in Kindness, so let’s give it away in abundance knowing the possibilities resulting from Kindness is immeasurable.”

Mario Lanzarotti

mario lanzarotti

Mario Lanzarotti is a coach, speaker, and entrepreneur who specializes in transformational mindsets. From CEOs to Olympians and impactful entrepreneurs, he helps high-achievers build the mindset they need to reach the next level of income, impact, and personal freedom! After selling his NYC based startup Awl & Sundry in 2019, Mario has dedicated himself to raising the consciousness of humanity. Through his masterclasses and workshops on transformational mindsets as well as conscious leadership, Mario has impacted thousands of people all over the world.

Corinne Lebrun

Corinne Lebrun is the founder of Live Creatively!. She is a coach and business consultant.  She is fascinated by the true human potential and mind-body science. Her academic studies focus on social psychology and how to become more aware of unconscious social agreements in order to inspire innovative thinking. She also studies how meditation can be used as a tool to become aware of unconscious cognitive constructs and bias, leading to greater human connection. She applies these themes in her work with organizations and individuals to inspire creativity and innovation. Corinne is working on her Ph.D. in Psychology at Walden University and is the author of A Handbook for Badass Spiritual Warriors.

Bianca McCall

Bianca D. McCall, LMFT is a retired All-American, and professional women’s basketball player who has personal and relational experiences with suicide. Bianca is a licensed clinical therapist and subject matter expert in mental, emotional, and behavioral health continuum. She has 25 years of field experience and is 11 years the Founder and Executive Director of a behavioral health resource headquartered in Nevada. Bianca is a renowned speaker and educator with creative talents in podcast and documentary. Her agency is called Desert Rose Counseling Group; and is D/B/A Reach in Now®

Otis McGregor

otis mcgregor

Otis McGregor leads Tribe and Purpose as the principal, leadership, and success coach. With multiple decades of experience as a leader, coach, and team builder, Otis embodies the values and principles of Tribe and Purpose. Otis is driven both by these values and the idea that better leaders create better organizations, building better communities leading to a better world. Otis has empowered hundreds of businesses and individuals to find clarity in their purpose and build their tribes for connection.Otis leverages the unique blend of heart, passion, and experience as one of the elite commanders of Green Berets. Trusted with some of the highest missions of our great nation, Otis knows how to think from both the 30,000-foot view as well as amid battle to ensure he and his tribe not only achieve the mission but do it in the most risk-mitigating ways possible.

Dr. Justin Moseley

justin moseley

Dr. Justin Moseley, “The Mindset Doctor,” is a former Chiropractor turned International Speaker, Corporate Trainer, and Transformation Coach. After surviving a near-death accident in 2018, Dr. Moseley shifted from changing lives in a clinic, to changing lives from stage; becoming a highly sought-after International Speaker. His thought leadership has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX; and his message has reached hundreds of thousands of people. Dr. Moseley is the host of the “Power of Mindset Summit,” and the “Comfort to Calling Summit;” and he is also a former radio show host on Nashville’s largest talk radio station. Dr. Moseley is a leading expert in Personal Transformation, speaking regularly on how to overcome self-doubt, develop unstoppable self-confidence, finding your purpose, and “Exchange Your Comfort For Your Calling,” – his signature keynote. Dr. Moseley is on a mission to inspire and empower others to step into their POWER, and become the highest version of themselves, so they can unlock their full potential, fulfill their deepest desires, and create next-level success and abundance in their lives.

Chukky Okobi

chukky okobi

Chukky Okobi is an 8 year NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion who was drafted by his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers. Today he is a motivational and keynote speaker, and an integrative psychology professional (Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming and Mental and Emotional Release Therapy®). With his coaching and training practice Basic Instructions Mind Mastery, he serves as an executive mindset coach for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and NFL Alumni, teaching and coaching on mental and emotional discipline for success and fulfillment in business and life. Through his speaking, training, and coaching Chukky simplifies complex psychological principles for excellence through metaphor and personal stories of how he reached his highest potential as a professional by becoming a Super Bowl Champion and overcoming mental health challenges in life after the NFL.

Micah "Musa" Pellerin

Micah “Musa” Pellerin is Corporate Strategist, Venture Capitalist, and Entrepreneur. Pellerin currently works at 3M as a Corporate Strategist where he has sourced and closed multiple Venture Capital deals as a member of 3M’s venture arm while also supporting enterprise level 3M strategic initiatives. As an entrepreneur, Pellerin has created CTZEN, a company committed to executing against strategic initiatives for both public and private firms. Prior to joining 3M, Micah was an NFL Player for four seasons spending most of his time in Dallas as a member of the Cowboys. Passionate about philanthropy Micah is the Chairman of the Board for the Make A Play Foundation that focuses on developing young student athletes with professional skills as they transition from the athletic arena into the Corporate World.

Valencia Peterson

valencia peterson

Valencia Peterson (Coach V) is the Founder and Executive Director of Open-Door Abuse Awareness Prevention (ODAAP), a nonprofit organization that endeavors to prevent sexual assault and intimate partner violence through trauma-informed education to youth through the medium of sports. ODAAP and Peterson have worked since 2014 to educate and build the character of young men through athletics. Peterson was a Football Coach at Penn Wood High School located in a suburb of Philadelphia. She recently step down due to the demand for the work she does in violence prevention.

Kim Stuck

kim stuck

Kim Stuck is the founder and CEO of Allay Consulting, a compliance strategy and services provider serving the hemp and cannabis industries nationwide. Previously, Ms. Stuck held a pioneering role as the nation’s first cannabis and hemp specialist for a major metropolitan public health authority. During her tenure with the City of Denver, home to hundreds of cannabis businesses, she worked as an investigator covering cultivation, manufacturing and retail. Ms. Stuck holds numerous accreditations, such as certified quality auditor (CQA) and certified professional of food safety (CP-FS), among others. In addition to serving on several industry advisory boards, she has been a member of ASTM International’s cannabis standards committee since its 2017 inception.

Marvin Toliver

Marvin Toliver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), born and raised in East Oakland, CA. Marvin is currently residing in Philadelphia, PA and working as a therapist with the Radical Therapy Center. He’s also a co-founder of the mental health collective Melanated Social Work. Marvin is a queer Black creator, writer, consultant, public speaker, mentor, wedding officiant, and radical educator. He encourages others to see the power within themselves and use their voices to fight for justice. Marvin’s work will be complete when white supremacy is dismantled and ALL Black people are liberated.

LaVerne Toombs

Ms. LaVerne Toombs is a native of a small rural community in the great State of Louisiana. LaVerne has demonstrated dedication and commitment that has been exemplified in the many roles and accomplishments of her career. LaVerne has been in the political and nonprofit sectors for the past twenty-plus years as a Senior Staffer for a United States Senator, Parish Administrator, Interim CAO of an HBCU, Executive Director of a Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, and currently the VP of Development for the American Heart Association (AHA). Beyond her work in the public and nonprofit sectors, LaVerne founded Write for You, a management and development consulting firm, which assists nonprofit organizations and profits businesses across the country. She has also authored two books, How to Run a Successful Home-Based Business and Tips for Successful Grant Writing, received numerous awards, and served on various civic and community boards in the New Orleans metropolitan area. When she is not serving the community at large, LaVerne can be found enjoying the company of her four adult children and five loving grandchildren.

Cherie White

cherie white

Cherie White is an award winning passionate visionary when it comes to social justice and business. She has been nominated for the social justice RBC women’s impact award 3 years in a row, and won REIN’s (Real Estate Investor Network) renovator of the year award for 2017. As a resident of Canada’s poorest postal code, Vancouver’s Downtown eastside, Steadfast Developments was created out of a dissatisfaction of accessibility of affordable housing for people in the recovery community. She chooses to live in a community home that reaches out to its neighbors and offers shelter, sharing of meals and mentorship programs for women entrepreneurs. Her unique business model comes from her background in social justice through the Salvation Army. She believes that in order to have success in our lives we need a family, a home and a job.

Cherie has been working in real estate for 5 years. She started fixing and flipping residential homes from 2016-2019. In late 2019 she moved into multi-family commercial developments with the idea of building healthy and positive communities while building with an environmentally friendly building product; mass timber. Her goal is to build all developments as passive homes and leave a positive impact on the environment. People. Planet. Profit.

Cherie believes in a preventative approach when it comes to affordable housing and is focusing on housing for women and families before they fall into homelessness. She has large goals of completely revitalizing the DTES in the next 5-10 years with the help of strategic partnerships in the neighbourhood, experienced social justice developers and City Council. With a rent to own model, The Downtown Eastside will become a place families will want to raise their children for generations to come.

Cherie has been married to her husband Aaron for 23 years and has raised their four children in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver with the hope that they will know and see first hand what it means to “love thy neighbor.”

Marty Wolner

marty wolner

Marty Wolner is an emotional healing and stress coach. For more than 17 years, he has helped hundreds of athletes and others heal from their trauma. Marty empowers coaches to integrate trauma-informed and SportsBrain coaching tools and strategies into training and competition to be more intentional about healing trauma with sports. Developing and mastering healthy sports communication and sports brain training will help athletes and teams achieve Peak Performance.

Aaron Ellis

A Visionary, Dadpreneur, Singer-songwriter, Author and Inspirational Speaker. Aaron’s journey has been one of overcoming adversity and using his life lessons and wisdom to benefit those around him. A professional musician since an early age, Aaron grew up in New Castle, WA, and eventually moved to California to explore sharing his Vision of Internal Freedom with the world. 
 
Aaron realized that in order to make a change in the world, he had to begin with himself, and so he went on a deep journey of personal development, health, and business to discover what he needed to learn about himself and others so that he could rightly know and envision what his highest purpose could be in the world. 
 
He has had a Vision to help the whole world elevate their consciousness, and enter complete health, time, and financial freedom, to truly be able to pursue their passions…Where everyone is able to share their gifts with the world. 
 
Aaron is Uniting people through business, networking, and mentorship, as well as through Music, media, podcasts, events, workshops, retreats, and communities.

Ahman Green

Ahman Green might be best known in Wisconsin for his Hall of Fame career with the Green Bay Packers, but for eSports enthusiasts, he has also built quite a positive reputation.

Green, an eSports entrepreneur and longtime player, was named the first coach of Lakeland University’s new eSports program.

The Packers’ all-time leading rusher has always been a gamer, dating back to playing ColecoVision when he was a kid. While growing up in Nebraska and becoming a decorated player for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tecmo Super Bowl and Madden NFL ’97 were two of the games that kept Green rooted in eSports.

During his 12-year NFL career, Green was a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro player. He has been inducted into both the Nebraska and Green Bay Halls of Fame.

After retiring from pro football in 2009, Green’s interest in gaming and the eSports industry grew, and his personality in the industry grew as he hosted a weekly eSports talk show, True Game Fans Network.