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TEDxWilmington

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Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Theatre N
221 W. 10th St., Wilmington, DE 19801
(Please enter the building by the plaza next to Market West)

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TEDxWilmington
Schedule of Talks

TEDxWilmington will be one of the larger events that any TEDx internationally will do this year. We have 18 speakers coming from more than 5 states and countries to share their knowledge with us.

jonathan whitney

Jonathan Whitney

The AMAZING Rick Loek

9:30 AM

ivan thomas

Ivan Thomas

9:45 AM

doug motley

Doug Motley

10:00 AM

15 Minute Break -- 10:15 - 10:30
mike jackson

Mike Jackson

10:30 AM

ayanna kahn

Ayanna Khan

nery burgos

Nery Burgos

11:00 AM

30 Minute Break -- 11:15 - 11:45

Gene Eidelman

11:45 AM

michael fleischner

Michael Fleichner

janet hogan

Janet Hogan

12:15 PM

Amy Lau

12:30 PM

45 Minute Lunch -- 12:45 - 1:30

Dr. Kamin Samuel

jonathan martin

Jonathan Martin

dr justin moseley

Dr. Justin Moseley

15 Minute Break -- 2:15 - 2:30
rich olson

Rich Olson

2:30 PM

patricia trish wilkinson

Trish Wilkinson

Philip Michael

Craig Handley

3:15 PM

patty laroche

Patty LaRoche

The Rewards of Rejection

george jones

George Jones

The Road to Becoming A Present Dad

15 Minute Break
anna choi

Anna Choi

Shift from Burnout to Brilliance

4:15 PM

lisa yeung

Lisa Yeung

The Root of Self-Sabotage

4:30 PM

Dr. Larry Farwell

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

dan vega

Dan Vega

5:00 PM

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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.

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.

Doug Motley

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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.

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.

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

Gene Eidelman

Strategic leader with experience in executive and operations management of cross-functional teams in rapidly growing national and global organizations. Experience in construction, education management, and tech sectors. Highly experienced in turnarounds, change management, business development, talent acquisition and development, multi-site operations, delivering high-quality service to Fortune 50 companies, and foreign governments. I possess great interpersonal skills, past success in achieving aggressive goals, and high analytical and conceptual thinking with sound judgment.

In 2009, he received the “James P. Boyle Entrepreneurial Leadership Award” by the Education Industry Association for his unwavering commitment to innovation in education. His company was the #1 Fastest-Growing Company in 2007 Inc. Magazine’s “Inner-City 100”, as determined by Harvard Business School. It would remain on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 100 fastest-growing companies for four years in a row. Gene is a former Treasurer and Trustee of the Georgia Charter School Association, and former Trustee of Texas College. He was the founder of the non-profit organizations in the US, the UK, Switzerland, and India committed to improving education and opportunities for young people around the globe.

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.”

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.

Dr. Kamin Samuel

Dr. Kamin Samuel, PhD, is an international Rapid Transformation Business Coach,  a sought-out expert by executives and other coaches, a Coaches Coach. Her unique expertise is to help her clients clear hidden barriers to achieving greater success and fulfillment in their businesses, as well as all areas of their life. Kamin is also a keynote speaker and conducts workshops on various leadership topics for corporate and military, and is a frequent podcast show guest.

Kamin has the distinction of being the U.S. Navy’s first female African-American helicopter pilot. Having served as Global VP of Website Operations at a billion dollar company, she has a background in information technology, web development, online merchandising, and PhD. in positive neuropsychology. Kamin is an award-winning and bestselling author of several books, her most recent books are the “Conscious Luck Workbook” she co-authored with Dr. Gay Hendricks and Carol Kline, New York Times bestselling authors and “Wealth Creation for Coaches,” co-written with Steve Chandler.

Kamin is now a filmmaker. Her documentary film, Courage to Thrive will be completed in 2024. Kamin serves on the board of EduCare Foundation, a large after school program provider in Los Angeles, as well as on the President’s Advisory Board of the USS Iowa.

Jonathan Martin

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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.

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.

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.

Philip Michael

Philip Michael is a multifaceted figure known for his prowess as an investor, entrepreneur, and author. Formerly recognized for his hosting roles on NuvoTV and SiriusXM, he has since transitioned into a dynamic lifestyle characterized by work, laughter, and dance—a unique blend that epitomizes his vibrant persona.

Residing within a realm of perpetual optimism and boundless energy, Philip thrives on a continuous high-frequency vibration fueled by gratitude and unwavering ambition. His passion lies in manifesting the seemingly impossible and empowering others to unlock their innate potential, viewing the pursuit of dreams as the ultimate pursuit of fulfillment.

Patty LaRoche

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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.

George Jones

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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.

Anna Choi

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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/.

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.

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

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.