Designing Perseverance: How Design Thinking and Experience Design Principles Can Help You Overcome Adversity
August 16, 2016
Hosted by April Joy Ford
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Can you really design perseverance to overcome adversity? Guest Julian Scaff will educate and empower you how design thinking and experience design principles can help you conquer life's challenges. He'll share how to practice and apply this to any adversity so that when life throws you a curve ball, you'll have the tools to overcome. Wouldn't you want to know how you're suppose to develop a skill during survival mode when you're already depleted, overwhelmed, and exhausted from the challenge itself that you are facing? Julian is an professor, designer, filmmaker, electronic musician and media artist. He has been a professional designer for more than 20 years working for many tech companies and non-profits. Over the last decade Julian has taught at universities in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
You Are Not Alone
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From tragedy to triumph, best-selling author, speaker and transformational coach April Joy Ford offers this show for those seeking answers and solutions to their stress, strains, struggles and setbacks. Gain insight on tools and truth to get empowered. Know that you are not alone and that there is hope. There are golden blessings to be discovered even when life throws you a curve ball and you can still experience joy.
Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and becoming a widowed single parent at 32 years old, April’s trauma and tragedies gave her the opportunity to hit the reset button on life to discover who she was truly meant to be. She teaches you to do the same by taking a holistic approach with the 4 step formula to breakthrough the barriers.
If you’re ready to create a blueprint and roadmap to rise above life’s challenges and discover the powerful you, this show is for you. Each listener is a life and each life matters, get your tools and truth to get empowered.
April Joy Ford
April Joy Ford turns her tragedies into triumph by writing, speaking and teaching on how to overcome trauma and women's advocacy.
After being an Engineer for over 13 years at Intel, she realized that her faith was greater than her fear and walked away to become a Best-Selling Author, Speaker-Radio Host, and Transformational Coach.
Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and becoming a widowed single parent at only 32, April’s tragedies gave her the opportunity to hit the reset button on life to discover who she was truly meant to be.
Her best-sellers: “You Are Not Alone- How to Rise Above Life’s Challenges”, “Journeys To Success – Women’s Edition” and “Chase the Challenge and Conquer.” She's been featured in media including her holistic training program “Breakthrough The Barriers-using the 4 Steps". This program is being utilized to teach staff and survivors in group homes on trauma informed care and self-care.
Listeners globally tune in to her live radio show, “You Are Not Alone,” seeking answers and solutions to their situations and setbacks. The show’s focus is to provide tools, tips and techniques holistically to overcome adversity.
Her brand, J.O.Y. started the vision of how we can rise above life’s challenges to discover our true authentic self. Her non-profit, Joy’s G.I.F.T. (Global Illumination Foundation Thrives) empowering survivors from loss or sexual abuse by providing them with wrap around resources and services.
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Dr. Daniel Amen
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. believes that brain health is central to all health and success. “When your brain works right,” he says, “you work right; and when your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have trouble in your life.” His work is dedicated to helping people have better brains and better lives. Dr. Amen is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist, and ten-time New York Times bestselling author. He is the Founder and CEO of Amen Clinics. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest award they give members, and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. Together with Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amen is also one of the chief architects on Saddleback Church’s The Daniel Plan, a 52-week program to get people healthy through their religious organizations, now being done in 1,500+ churches around the world. View Guest page
- Encore: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems
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Prior to founding Somadome, Sarah studied Rhetoric at UC Berkeley and went on to teach high school in Crenshaw while spending her summers as an international travel writer for Random House. After studying toward her Master’s in International Affairs at The New School in New York City, she decided to become an attorney, and attended The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Her focus was criminal law, and she was appointed to Governors Schwarzenegger and Brown’s Administrations concerning indeterminately-sentenced inmates’ parole status. Throughout 37 countries, having lived in India, Italy and Israel, and observed many of our world’s cultures – Sarah has learned that the only common thread comes from within – from the self. This thread connects all, and transcends language and religion. View Guest page
Claire Balfour is a specialist adult speech and language therapist, neuro-linguistic programming practitioner, and adult educator and trainer who has lived and worked in Scotland, England and New Zealand.
Claire coaches individual clients and professional groups to improve their speech, language, voice, social skills, and written communication skills within everyday conversations to create effective interpersonal connections.
Claire also has a background in stage craft by performing in plays, improvised and stand-up comedy, delivering speeches, presentations and MCing events, and devising and facilitating group training.
She also facilitates improvised comedy workshops to teach people that they can be spontaneous and creative in conversation which increases their confidence communicating.
She is currently studying for her Masters in Speech Pathology researching how right sided brain damage impedes linguistic inference and how that affects social problem solving. View Guest page
Once a single mom struggling to make ends meet with little education and low self-esteem, now Fresh Start CEO Susan helps women transform their lives and plan for successful futures. Fresh Start Women's Foundation has empowered thousands of women by offering free and low cost programs and services in the areas of economic self-sufficiency, education and personal development. Susan graduated from ASU with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Masters degree in Counseling. Susan’s skills at creative program design and collaborative approaches have resulted in significant changes in the delivery model at Fresh Start that assists clients navigate the services efficiently and optimally to ensure ultimate success in reaching goals and finding self-sufficiency. Fresh Start moved from a two star program in Charity Navigator to a four star charity…a significant increase in community confidence. View Guest page
Mary loss her 7 yr old son just less than a year before she was introduced to the 4-Step process. She had difficulty on focusing just on everyday life tasks. She was so overwhelmed and couldn’t even concentrate at work. Being involved with a support network that was provided to her, it allowed her to take steps to mend her heart to heal from loss. Managing her expectations in the cycles of grief with compassion, equipped her on how to cope with the grief. Giving her comfort that it was healthy to grieve in a safe place rather than in isolation which grief can present. By participating in the program, she grew by developing her own passion to help others through their trauma and gave her power to heal herself. She didn’t know what to expect going into the program but she learned the impact of taking a holistic approach of balancing your mind, body, soul and still to this day practices them; time management, prioritizing, creating a daily routine,journaling & meditating. View Guest page
Serena Chang with Serena Interiors has been featured on HGTV and TLC co-hosting several shows as the “Feng Shui Whisperer of Interior Design”. She is LA’s best classic interior designer devoted to creating living spaces that reflect her clients’ lives, dreams and aspirations. As Serena says, “Confidence begins at home, and when you feel good about your home, you feel good about your life”. Serena blends classic interior decorating styles with the ancient Chines Feng Shui principles of harmony and balance to create home and office spaces that feel as good as they look. As a space medium she is very sensitive and intuitive on transforming a negative space by creating a positive energetic environment. When your interior is harmonious, your life is in balance and things seem to happen effortlessly. Subtle energies throughout your newly redesigned living space will help to promote greater abundance and harmony in your life. http://www.yelp.com/biz/serena-interiors-los-angeles View Guest page
Tom 'too tall' Cunningham
Tom too tall Cunningham is a Resiliency Expert, international motivational speaker, radio host, and life coach.
His life’s purpose is to encourage and inspire people to become resilient and to live positively through life’s obstacles and adversities.
Tom has lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis from his jaw to his toes since the age of 5, 46 years now. During that time, he has had 4 hips, 4 knees, and 2 shoulders replaced and been hospitalized about 40 times.
Despite his physical challenges, Tom always answers AMAZING when asked how he is doing. He tells people that 80% of the time it is true and the other 20% of the time it is to remind himself that it is true. View Guest page
Patti Dobrowolski is a nationally acclaimed comic actor, high-performance business consultant, speaker and the author of DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life. She consults one-on-one with individuals to help them unleash their creative genius.
She also works with teams at a number of leading Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Pepsico and FedEx, to help them create more effective workplace strategies. Ms. Dobrowolski received her Master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on drama therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is currently a member of the National Speaker’s Association and was a TEDx Rainer speaker in 2011. She won the “Woman of Achievement Award” from the Association of Women in Communications in 2004 and was a recipient of the “Make Mine a Million $ Business Award” in 2008. View Guest page
Dr. Jeffrey L Fannin
Jeffrey L. Fannin holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications. He is the founder and executive director for the Center for Cognitive Enhancement and Thought Genius, LLC. He is the founder of the Global Neuroscience Research Foundation. He has worked in the neuroscience field researching and training the brain for over 17 years. Dr. Fannin has extensive experience training the brain for optimal brain performance working with head trauma, stroke, chronic pain, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression, trauma recovery. His research and experience also extends into high performance training, such as: personal achievement, performance brainmapping for sports, enhancing leadership skills through brainwave entrainment; improving brain function and to enhance mental and emotional dexterity and personal transformation. View Guest page
Dave Farrow is the two-time Guinness Record holder for greatest memory. He has been a featured guest expert on over 2000 interviews in the media including, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Steve Harvey, Discovery Channel and many others. To earn the world record, Farrow recalled the exact order of 59 decks of shuffled playing cards using 'The Farrow Memory Method'. This method was originally invented to combat Farrow’s dyslexia and ADHD and is now a unique memory system backed by a double blind neuroscience study at McGill University. View Guest page
Jim is a 33 yr. veteran at Intel Corporation with a career that has covered many different Engineering roles in multiple states. Host April and Jim had working interactions supporting customers for Intel that developed into more of a friendship since she left the corporate world. Jim’s relationship with the Fresh Start organization was the result of the brutal and tragic domestic violence murder of his sister Carol, 14yr old niece Audra and brother Tom on his mother Helen’s 80th birthday at the hand of Carol’s soon to be ex-husband. Carol was in the beginning phases as a client of Fresh Start. Since then, Fresh Start has created an enhanced and expanded domestic violence education program named in Carol’s memory. Jim was the Key Note Speaker at the 2014 Gala Charity event and has since join the Fresh Start Men’s Board which hosts the annual Golf Charity Event. View Guest page
April Joy Ford
Best-Selling Author and Radio Host of You Are Not Alone, April Joy Ford turns her tragedies into triumph as Motivational Coach.
After being an Engineer for over 13 yrs at Intel, she realized that her faith was greater than her fear and walked away to write, speak and teach. Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and becoming a widowed single parent at only 32, April’s tragedies gave her the opportunity to hit the reset button on life to discover who she was truly meant to be. She teaches others how to do the same.
Her best-sellers are: “You Are Not Alone- How to Rise Above Life’s Challenges” & “Chase the Challenge and Conquer.” She's been featured on National & Int'l media including her coaching “Breakthrough The Barriers- using the 4 Steps".
Her brand, J.O.Y. started the vision of how we can all share and spread our joys and blessings. Her dedication expanded to a non-profit, Joy’s G.I.F.T. empowering women and youth experiencing loss or sexual abuse. www.myjoyagain.com View Guest page
Shannon Forsythe is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Run 2 Rescue. She and her husband, Bartley, co-founded Run 2 Rescue to reach, rescue and restore victims of sex trafficking. After attending Liberty University, Shannon began her ministry work as director of a theatrical outreach called Fashioned Forward and later went on to become general manger of Far Reaching Ministries traveling to Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan. She did crisis management for the missionaries in the field as well as working with women whose children had been kidnapped by the LRA. She helped develop income-generating projects for the women who had been impoverished by war. During this time she started to familiarize herself with the problem of sex trafficking. Missionaries in Kenya began seeing girls from their church being lured into trafficking with the promise of work. Through her research Shannon was shocked at how big the problem was here in the US. View Guest page
Erika Garcia is CEO of Marketing for Sunset Group and Premier Cancun Vacations and President/Founder of Yucatan Holidays Limited in the United Kingdom. Erika’s clientele have included high profile clients such as Eva Longoria, Chris Tucker, Sofia Veraga, Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox, and along side collaborating with high-profile foundations and non-profits spanning from Mexico to Brazil such as ones founded by Shakira and Rafa Marquez. Garcia’s love for the one-of-a-kind culture found in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo combined with her desire to do more to help with struggling families, kids and adolescents throughout Latin America lead to launching Vacations for a Cause to not only improve the lives of impoverished people throughout Latin America, but also to make people feel good, by doing good, and by offering the opportunity to take a vacation! View Guest page
E. Scott Geller
Virginia Tech’s E. Scott Geller has released a new book, “Applied Psychology: Actively Caring for People,” a new volume that Geller says encompasses his renowned 46-year career at the University, and his passion for self-improvement and positive thinking.
Geller, an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, part of the College of Science, authored and edited the 700-page book with more a dozen Virginia Tech graduate students and alumni. Chapters focus on applied behavioral science and the Geller-launched global Actively Caring for People Movement, which Geller says benefits human welfare and quality of life on both individual and cultural levels.
“Our book was written to provide the reader with practical strategies they can use to improve their quality of life as well as the welfare of others, in such areas as coaching, teaching, parenting, preventing alcohol abuse, promoting safe driving, preventing obesity, and improving healthcare,” said Geller. View Guest page
Sarri Gilman, LMFT, has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for 30 years, during which time she was also an executive director for several non-profits and taught leadership to managers and executives. She is an author, TEDx speaker, community leader and creator/founder of the Transform Your Boundaries® workshop.
In 2014, Sarri closed the chapter in her life of running non-profits and completed her book, Transform Your Boundaries®. She brings this work to communities, workplaces, conferences, private groups and individuals to create better lives, better work, and a better world, through our relationship to our boundaries.
Sarri’s next book, a follow up on the boundary book, will be published in 2017, and her Transform Your Boundaries® free app will launch in October 2016. Check on Sarri’s facebook page or sign up for her e-news to know when it is available. View Guest page
For more than 15 years Ressurrection Graves has been an Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, Poet and Author. In addition to providing business consulting to lean startups and homeless entrepreneurs, she has dedicated her time and effort to eradicating homelessness and recidivism by developing housing programs. She's been featured the Today Show as well as other local, national and international media for her work with Glory Soldiers Global. She speak approximately forty times per year to various prestigious colleges and universities either as a keynote for the entire student body, or as a special guest in various classrooms to share her own personal story and to train students on topics related to: poverty, homelessness, child sexual abuse, and entrepreneurship. View Guest page
Dr.'s Michael and Barbara Grossman
Dr. Barbara Grossman has a Ph.D. in theology and personality from the Claremont School of Theology. She is licensed as a therapist for individuals, couples, and families. Her training included pastoral counseling with ministers who were cross-training in individual psychotherapy and marriage and family counseling. Her background integrates spiritual and psychological perspectives. Dr. Michael Grossman is a board-certified family physician, since 1978 practicing nutritional and preventive medicine, and treating thousands of patients from an integrated holistic approach. Since 2009, he has been specializing in anti-aging and regenerative medicine, using bio-identical hormone replacement and stem cell therapy to assist men and women in reversing the effects of aging on their emotional and physical well-being. Authors of "The Marriage Map 3 Keys To a Fulfilling Romantic Partnership" they'll share practical tools for marriage. View Guest page
Mercedes Guzman is the creator of ICLP (Inner Child Love Process), a powerful technique to heal your inner child. She is an International inspirational speaker, teacher and a reverent. She worked with thousands of people helping them heal their past and transform their lives. Mercedes has been featured in many magazines, radio shows and television. You can also find her inner child videos on YouTube.
Through her 11 years of inner child experience including; teaching workshops nationally and internationally, working with politicians, entrepreneurs, coaches, executives and many others, as well as having her own radio show and being featured on many TV stations, she can help you transform your life by using ICLP. This is a powerful technique that she developed throughout the years and that will teach you how to love yourself unconditionally. View Guest page
Kathy Hadley, known as the “life coach to life coaches” around the world, believes her mission is to help people live the life they truly want. With her long 25 year reputation and experience with a worldwide networking group, she is a top advisor and expert to help life coaches and clients achieve their maximum peak potential.
“What I stress the most is that we all have the potential to tap into our unlimited possibility within” says Hadley. “My goal is to de-mystify Universal Laws and give people real, measurable, tangible results.”
Her approach is direct, straightforward and to-the-point. Her matter of fact approach is what draws men and women all over the world to her website, products and classes online.
She aims to attract the 21-65 crowd and help them use Universal Laws and practical principles like from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill to increase their wealth, increase their health and increase their happiness in life. Facebook: kathyhadleylifecoach View Guest page
Brock Hansen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 40 years experience treating persons with eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and addictions, often with histories of abuse or trauma. As a result of his work, it became clear that the powerful natural emotions of fear, shame and anger that are valuable in terms of survival, have many painful consequences for everyday life. Understanding the action and interaction of these powerful emotions can be enormously helpful in untangling their painful traps and burdens. Since publishing his book, Shame and Anger: The Criticism Connection, he has continued working with individuals and families to overcome emotional challenges, but has also been writing, teaching, and speaking about related topics, such as bullying - on the playground and in the workplace, grief, abuse, loneliness, reactivity to criticism, assertiveness, empowerment, and the rapidly expanding body of knowledge about the brain and the mind. View Guest page
Frank Healy is a 56 year old Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach. He remembers every day of his life since he was six years old and is classified by the University of California as having Hyperthymesia or Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. This includes the day of the week, the weather, news and personal events for the past 50 years.Remembering every day of his life had it's good and bad points. The good points were that he remembers all of the fun he has had in his life. However, the bad points include the memory of every bad day at work, romantic breakups, along with the feelings that accompany the memories. He had to learn to release the bed feelings, learn from the memories, and empower himself. This fueled the desire to help others do the same. Although most of us do not remember every day of our lives we all have memories that we need to heal.
Frank lives in Dennisville, New Jersey with his wife Janet. He enjoys reading, writing, and swimming. View Guest page
Elena Herdieckerhoff, Founder & CEO of Entreprincess, is a mentor for highly sensitive and empathic entrepreneurs and TEDx speaker. In her TEDx talk, she explains why we need to change the prevalent cultural narrative around highly sensitive people. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) herself, she has made it her mission to empower other HSP entrepreneurs to turn their sensitivity into their greatest business asset. She offers mentoring, online courses, a membership community and events to set her fellow sensitive entrepreneurs up for success. Her credo is that you can be both highly sensitive and highly successful! She is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and is passionate about HSP entrepreneurship, French literature, organic living, Reiki and spirituality! www.entreprincess.com View Guest page
As an astute speaker, best-selling author, radio personality, business strategist, and former City Council Candidate, Sherita continuously provides economic and business strategies for municipalities, school, churches, business owners and nonprofits. She has coached and mentored top global leaders, celebrities and athletes, i.e., former President of Mexico Vicente Fox; UN Ambassador Byron Blake; Oscar Winner Hilary Swank; NBA star Jalen Rose; NFL Great Jim Brown; Civil Rights Leader Myrlie Evers; Film Producer Bill Duke; Comedian Anthony Anderson and others. Through her skilled facilitation, she helps individuals find “profit for their passions”. Over the past 20 years she has established more than 600 businesses, while raising over $30 million in funding. Sherita uses her years of expertise to teach various strategies on ways to get your meaningful projects funded; while bringing awareness and clarity in relation to for-profit/nonpofit collaboration. View Guest page
Bestselling Author and television personality, Kellie Hill is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, founder of The Right Plan Nutrition Counseling, and former International Radio Talk Show Host of Eat Well to Live Well with Kellie Hill. Her greatest roles are as wife, mother, and survivor of both heart attacks and a stroke. More than 25 cardiologists worldwide conferred after Kellie's first heart attack. Soon neurologists and hematologists joined the discussion, all have concluded that Kellie's healthy diet saved her life - more than once! As a local Ambassador for the American Heart Association and Mended Hearts Visitor, Kellie continues to devote her life and work to helping others find their healthiest diet too. As a whole foods diet expert, she teaches people how to find their optimal health using only whole foods – no cans, boxes, or supplements. Her healthy diet philosophy is that there is no one-size fits all diet, but there are changes everyone can make to improve. View Guest page
Ego Deconstruction Expert, Jocelyn Hilling has over 16 years experience in psychology. She has worked diligently at exploring and mastering the mind on all levels. Jocelyn has her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and her bachelors in psychology. In the field of psychology she has realized there is more that meets the eye in the realm of the mind. She is in awareness that it takes a strong mind to be grounded in consciousness. Jocelyn has embodied source consciousness as she began working deeper in the aspects of mental health and the mind, breaking down barriers and constructs regarding victim-hood and ideations of being broken.
Jocelyn has taken her theories to her mental health clinic in Denver because she knows in every part of her the truth with all people is we are not broken. We are not damaged. We are misunderstood and lost. Now she chooses to integrate her consciousness development work and theories into the world of mental health. View Guest page
Carl Honoré is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and TED speaker.
The Wall Street Journal hailed him as “an in-demand spokesman on slowness.” The CBC Sunday Edition called him “inarguably, the world’s leading evangelist for the Slow Movement.” His TED talk on slowness has been viewed over 1.6 million times
After working with street children in Brazil, Carl became a journalist, covering Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Time and other publications.
Translated into more than 30 languages, his bestselling books examine our compulsion to hurry and chronicle a global trend towards putting on the brakes. While researching his first book, In Praise of Slowness, Carl was slapped with a speeding ticket!
Carl also presents TV and radio programs on the benefits of slowing down.
He lives in London with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he plays ‘slow’ sports like squash and hockey. View Guest page
Dr. Len Horowitz
Dr. Horowitz, an award-winning author, film-maker, pharmaceutical industry critic, and intelligence industry analyst. The veteran media commentator and professional speaker has been especially critical of the Rockefeller-financed World Health Organization (WHO)–an entity of the United Nations created to advance and legitimize Western medicine, what critics call “Big Pharma”—what this Harvard-trained expert in public health and behavioral science refers to irreverently as the “military-medical-petrochemical-pharmaceutical-banking cartel.” He's known for the bestsellers, "Emerging Viruses: AIDS & Ebola–Nature, Accident or Intentional?", largely credited for prompting the global vaccination risk ￼awareness movement. The book caused several governments to reconsider their “immunization” policies, and became the center of political debate in 2008. His second bestseller, Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse, prompted a revolution in the music and natural healing industries. View Guest page
Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, and Ten Minute Trainer®, Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It”, Crush It!” and his latest motivational book, “The Big Picture” 11 Laws that will change your life. He has appeared on countless television programs as a fitness and lifestyle expert to promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition.
Tony believes that real and lasting change can happen when we commit to health as a lifestyle. Exercise, whole foods, and the right mindset is the formula that leads to a vibrant, productive and full life for anyone who focuses on being the best they can be. View Guest page
Dr. Jackson Katz
Educator, Author, Filmmaker and Cultural Theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender and violence. He is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which has been implemented extensively on high school and college campuses in the U.S. and abroad. MVP is also the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in both college and professional athletics, and the U.S. military. Katz is the creator of the award-winning educational documentaries Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2. He is the author of 'The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help'. His TED talk, “Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue,” has been viewed nearly 2.5 million times. Katz holds a BA in Philosophy from UMass-Amherst, a Masters from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA. View Guest page
Like many military brats, Meghan Kennedy faced the challenges of moving, making new friends, and going to new schools, but an epilepsy diagnosis at age 18 changed her life: stripped of a driver’s license, denied her degree, dealing with the fears and stigma associated with epilepsy. Although once on a plane waking up in an emergency room, she continuously makes transitions to continue living life positively despite the challenges of epilepsy. She doesn’t let it stop her from traveling or enjoying her other passion—ballroom dancing! Instead of hiding things, she is proactive in educating the public. Realizing the need for epilepsy awareness in her community led her to start Epilepsy Education Everywhere. Although EEE’s primary focus is the Inland Empire area in California, EEE’s reach is worldwide due to social media. Meghan has worked with people as far away as Thailand, India, Australia, and South Africa. View Guest page
Sharon Lechter is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, international speaker, licensed CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant. A life-long education advocate, she is the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization. Sharon has combined her expertise as a CPA and an international bestselling author with her unmatched passion for financial literacy and entrepreneurship to inspire change for individuals and businesses across the globe for over 30 years. Credited as the genius behind the Rich Dad brand, Sharon is currently partnered with the Napoleon Hill Foundation. As a driving force behind these two mega brands, Sharon has demonstrated her entrepreneurial vision and business expertise while empowering audiences with messages of hope and prosperity. Sharon is also the author of the bestselling books Think and Grow Rich for Women, Outwitting the Devil, Three Feet From Gold, Save Wisely, Spend Happily, and Rich Dad Poor Dad. View Guest page
Hailed by her fans as "The New Einstein," Olympia LePoint is "Making Science and Brainpower Sexy." After launching 28 NASA Space Shuttle missions to Space, Olympia LePoint authors the book Mathaphobia plus gives an amazing performance in the NEW viral TED talk video "Reprogramming Your Brain to Overcome Fear, " which has gained over a half million views and counting. As a master performer highlighting science in keynotes speeches across the United States, Olympia naturally inspires TV audiences and attracts millions of TV viewers by her intelligence, funny charm, stunning beauty and magnetic sex appeal, all as a woman providing the importance of using science and the human brain. As the LIVE ON AIR host of the talk show Answers Unleashed, Olympia LePoint attracts a 500,000 radio listener weekly by sharing her own overcoming life-changing stories to help people reshape their brains with science and faith to find the ANSWERS in front of them. View Guest page
Nancy is currently the Founder & CEO of Crisis Text Line, which has processed over 15 million messages in just over 2.5 years and is one of the first “big data for good” orgs. She was CEO of DoSomething.org for 12 years, taking it from bankruptcy to the largest organization for teens and social change in the world.
Her first venture was Dress for Success, which helps women transition from welfare to work in almost 150 cities in 20 countries. Before leading three of the most popular charity brands in America, she was a bookworm. She studied politics at Brown University, political theory at Oxford University (as a Marshall Scholar), and has a law degree from New York University. She is the author of 4 books and is a board member of McGraw Hill Education. Nancy was named one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” alongside the Pope and Dalai Lama. She was named Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014, and has been named in the NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 list. View Guest page
Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey
Shine co-founders, Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey, have a background in millennial engagement, tech for good, and building products for scale. Prior to creating Shine in November 2015, they both served in senior positions at DoSomething.org, one of the largest orgs for young people and social change in the world, playing an instrumental role in helping the organization scale from zero to over five million members.
As the Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Mobile Product and Messaging, Hirabayashi and Lidey respectively, led the strategy for the DoSomething.org marketing and messaging teams to support global social action campaigns.
Building on their experience in millennial marketing and messaging, they launched Shine in November 2015. Shine is a daily text message experience that makes it easier to live a more intentional life. Learn more at www.shinetext.com. View Guest page
Dr. Gladys McGarey
Dr. Gladys, the Mother of Holistic Medicine, as she is affectionately known, is a 95-year old trailblazer and game-changing physician who has dedicated her 65-year career to changing the face of modern medicine. From her colorful upbringing in exotic 1920’s in India, through a lifetime of inspiring adventures, to her harrowing medical mission to Afghanistan at age 85, Dr. Gladys has dedicated her life to shifting medical paradigms and bringing the concept of holistic and integrative medicine to the masses. Dr. Gladys co-founded the American Holistic Medical Association in 1977. She is internationally recognized for her pioneering work, not only in holistic medicine, but her impact is also evident in the areas of natural birthing and physician-patient partnership. She was the first to utilize acupuncture in the U.S. and trained other physicians how to use it. View Guest page
Sports 1 Marketing is currently involved with several sports and entertainment events or entities including, among others, the NFL Players Association, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl, ESPYs, Master’s Tournament, Spartan Races, Dew Tour, Red Bull Signature Series, Internships.com, and countless others. In his over 15 years as a professional, David Meltzer has managed processes and practices including the creation and implementation of strategies and tactics for beginning and scaling a business, recruitment and management, sponsorships, endorsements, go- to-market planning and execution. David is considered one of the pioneers within the ever-changing online and interactive business channel development. David is an international public speaker who is profiled by national publications such as Forbes, ESPN, and Bloomberg. David is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and knighted by the order of St. John of Jerusalem as Sir David Meltzer. View Guest page
A former world champion gymnast, Stanford University coach, martial arts instructor, and Oberlin College professor — is author of 16 books published in 29 languages. His best-known work, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, was adapted to film and released by Universal Pictures in 2007. Dan's seminars and trainings have influenced people from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports and the arts.
For more information, Dan's website is: www.peacefulwarrior.com View Guest page
Liz is a survivor of incest and other childhood trauma. She originally founded the first national charity in Australia ASCA by survivors for survivors followed by the Heal for Live Foundation in 1999 utilizing her innate knowledge as a survivor to formulate a program to empower others to heal themselves.
The Foundation is run for and by survivors of childhood trauma. She has authored two books “Breaking the Silence” and “The Liz Mullinar Story” published by Hodder Headline, to encourage anyone who has suffered from childhood trauma to heal.
She was awarded an Order of Australia in 1997, a centenary medal in 2000 and honoured on “This is Your life” in 2001. She was awarded the first humanitarian award in 2003. In 2009 she was named NSW volunteer of the year. HFL now runs programs in the Philippines as well as in the UK. She is passionate for everyone to recognize that you can heal from child abuse. She now trains others in the Heal For Life model so a more people can be helped. View Guest page
Lisa is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences break through, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential.
As Founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc. – one of the country’s only publicly traded personal and business development training companies – Lisa has helped develop workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of men and women, and altered the trajectory of businesses throughout the country and across the world. Lisa is also a best-selling author of six books, with her 7th book ABUNDANCE NOW.
She has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, the Steve Harvey Show, Extra, etc and is also celebrated for the impact she has on the lives of teens. View Guest page
Ryan Nicodemus with his business partner Joshua Fields Millburn, known as the Minimalists, share their journey of Minimalism in a Documentary About the Important Things.
These guys have been getting a lot of media on this concept from the Today Show to speaking on Ted talk and now on tour in multiple cities.
From minimalist architects, designers, and musicians, to businessmen, authors, and minimalist families, this film explores various recipes for how to live a more meaningful, deliberate life. Not a perfect life, not an easy life—a simple one. View Guest page
Best selling author Carew Papritz left his career as a filmmaker in Hollywood, and returning to his ranching roots, worked as a cowboy on a cattle ranch in the Southwest where he began writing the book. He is now known as the “Cowboy Philosopher” and his new book, The Legacy Letters recently made publishing history as the only book to win awards in both fiction and nonfiction categories. A Renaissance Man in an age that lauds the specialist, The Huffington Post says Carew “intrigues and enlightens, charms and catalyzes change for every reader.” View Guest page
Sandra Pascal lives with her husband and two kids in Orange County. She was introduced to essential oils 2 years ago when she seeking natural options for emotional support and seasonal ailments for her husband. Essential oils have been a blessing in her life. As time went by and her positive experiences multiplied she felt empowered and inspired to share the power of essential oils with her family and friends. Her journey with essential oils has grown into a full time job. Two years after using them she quit her full time job and career of 14 yrs in real estate to pursue being an essential oils educator, speaker and author. View Guest page
Michelle Patterson is the CEO of Women Network LLC, a media and production company giving women a voice to share their message. Women Network is creating the largest community of women globally, and they are the exclusive event producer of the California Women’s Conference. Mrs. Patterson is also the founder of Global Women Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity created to bring women together to create global change by empowering them to transform their communities. Its mission supports women to effectuate this change through serving as a world-wide conduit for connecting community, mentoring, education, and financial support. In 2014 Mrs. Patterson was knighted Dame Michelle Patterson for her humanitarian work by the Knights of the Orthodox Order of St. John Russian Grand Priory; and she was also honored as “Woman of the Year” by the World Boxing Council. Mrs. Patterson lives in Ladera Ranch, CA with her husband of nearly twenty years, Eric, and their two kids. View Guest page
Dave Phillipson has been a Business Trainer since 1987, working with such companies as Ford, AT&T, Remax, Century 21, Nordstrom and others. He was part of the team that put Tony Robbins on the map and helped several other thought leaders by putting them on some of their largest stages. Dave has been a producer for the WallSt. Network, where he not only helped produce “The Three Minute Press Show” and the first contracted original content on Fox Business News, he was a mentor to CEOs, CFOs and COOs, of numerous public companies. He is also the inventor of voicemail for the Cell Phone a full year before it is now being claimed. In 1987, he became Certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. He has worked on suicide lines, and prior to that, faced death at the age of 14 and at 30. Dave is now a representative for CEO Space which is an income acceleration, entrepreneurial training and world class business networking organization, providing MBA-level training training and development. View Guest page
Danna Pycher is an international motivational speaker, hypnotherapist, and author. She specializes in trauma and disease and the correlation between the two. She works with people all over the world to shift their consciousness and teaches how peeling away our layers can bring us to ultimate healing. Through her speaking she is known to connect with her audience in an intimate way leaving a lasting effect. She has been featured as a TEDx speaker, in Brides Magazine, multiple news publications, and more. View Guest page
Rene is an advocate for the awareness of human trafficking and child sex slavery. These disturbing issues are topics most people avoid talking about but he believes that voices can act in concert to raise awareness, save children and people, and ultimately drive public opinion towards leaders with the power to make change. In 2014 he was asked to help the organization Rock Against Trafficking. He was instrumental in personally inviting the former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to publicly support the issue by speaking at the 2015 Global Human Trafficking Conference and making a Red Carpet appearance at the Rock Against Trafficking Grammy Gala. Rene’s efforts continued to bridge collaborations with organizations such as the Operation Underground Railroad and Rock Against Trafficking. In his personal life, Rene is the founder of Vaults of Fortune. He specializes in funding businesses and sells vault doors to companies with assets to protect. Rene has a 12-year old daughter. View Guest page
Dr. Jenny G Rankin
Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin teaches the PostDoc Masterclass at University of Cambridge. She is an award-winning educator with experience as a teacher, assistant principal, school district administrator, and chief education & research officer of an educational technology company. She has written numerous books on improving educational technology - particularly ways in which data are displayed - so educators can more easily make well-informed decisions to help students. Dr. Rankin speaks internationally on this topic (including herTED Talk at TEDxTUM) and she has been honored by the White House for her work. View Guest page
Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian with a private practice and a consulting business in Connecticut, a Mom (yes, that is capitalized because it is a big job), a wife, and a kamikaze crafter with an Etsy shop. She is an activist in her community, working to reform the local school lunch program, and creating a cultural diversity council in her high school. Beth is the co-chairperson of the PTO Advisory Council, a collaborative committee within the regional school district that links the local PTO Presidents with the district administrators. She writes articles and develops teaching materials for a website aimed at nutrition and health educators, as well as articles for Huffington Post Parents, and maintains a blog at www.goodnessgraciousliving.com View Guest page
Being a former school teacher, Nissa has dealt with her own difficulties of generational patterns of abuse from her childhood, health challenges that nearly took her life that was featured in Oxygen Fitness Magazine. Nissa found the courage to leave her successful educational career to inspire others true fulfillment of life and the importance of health. She appreciated the process from the 4 Steps to REEVALUATE how we RESPOND to our life challenges. Nissa RECOGNIZES the importance of why women need to create boundaries, to ask for help and to not overcompensate our wellness. One of her favorites in the process is REBALANCING the relationship with ourselves. Knowing that it’s not self-fish to put ourselves back on our own ‘to-do’ list to replenish and recharge before we serve others. View Guest page
Julian Scaff is an professor, designer, filmmaker, electronic musician and media artist. A native of California, he has been a professional designer for more than 20 years working for many tech companies and non-profits. Over the last decade Julian has taught at universities in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He is the author of two artist books, has published numerous articles on design and sustainability, and has exhibited his art and design work in exhibitions internationally. He has an MFA in Art from the Dutch Art Institute, an MA in Film and Television from UCLA, and a BA in Media Studies from Pitzer College. In 2015 Julian was a featured TEDx speaker at TEDxCrenshaw in Los Angeles. He currently teaches UX Design at General Assembly in Los Angeles, and serves as Creative Director for the non-profit organization Blue Planet United. View Guest page
Jenny Schatzle doesn't change bodies, she changes lives! She is a Fitness/Nutrition expert and Life Motivator and created the hugely successful life changing Jenny Schatzle Program! From her facility in Santa Barbara Jenny has created a movement that challenges the way people see themselves.
Her PROGRAM is as much about health and wellness as it is about positivity, self love and letting go of the behavior and negative thinking that stops us and limits our success.
Her passion, enthusiasm and energy has helped thousands of people and created a community and a Program of all ages and fitness levels that must be experienced. View Guest page
Stuck in an abusive relationship for 8 years with a man who nearly killed her one night in a hotel room, Vanessa Simpkins turned her story of tragedy into triumph with her #1 Best Selling Book “Take Your Power Back Now! How to Overcome Your Resistance to Creating a Life You LOVE! The Ultimate Confidence Guide for Women!” which has been featured on FOX, NBC and CBS morning shows. Vanessa is passionate about helping women overcome FEAR, take their power back and THRIVE! Founder of the 10k in 30 day Sky Rocket Your Confidence & Cash Flow program, and “Love as Your Launch Pad Program” she teaches women about sales, MINDSET mastery, overcoming FEAR, handling sales objections, breaking through visibility blocks, attracting clients and making money. A lover of hot tropical places, wearing bikini’s and having sand in her toes, Vanessa travels often, loves adventures and invites her clients to do the same in her “Fearless & Fabulous” VIP and women’s empowerment retreats in Kauai Hawaii, Laguna Beach California and Sedona Arizona. To get your copy of the “10k in 30 day Blueprint Formula” or to hire Vanessa to speak at your next event visit www.TakeYourPowerBackNow.com View Guest page
OneFitWidow: Michelle Steinke-Baumgard
Michelle Steinke-Baumgard is a author for numerous publications, international motivational speaker, fitness coach, mother and a re-married widow. After losing her husband Mitch in 2009 she turned to exercise as an outlet for grief and a way to handle stress. Michelle found it so powerful that she eventually quit her corporate job to become a fitness trainer. Since then Michelle has been featured in Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, contributed to articles for Prevention Magazine, The Huffington Post, and countless other media outlets. In addition to her virtual training business, Michelle recently launched her own nonprofit focused on helping widows and widowers complete bucket list dreams to honor their late spouse while moving boldly into their future. You can find out more about Michelle’s training programs at: 1fw Membership Options
For more information on the nonprofit please visit: Live the List Nonprofit View Guest page
With his 25 years of experience as a corporate culture specialist and executive coach, Bill Stierle is an engaging and cutting-edge speaker, specialist & coach who provides implementable information to your audience. As a dynamic and effective speaker, Bill regularly contributes to large audiences, radio, TV, and in intimate settings for corporate retreats and conferences. His unique combination of Emotional Intelligence and Whole Brain Technology demystifies why people think and behave the way they do, and provides useful tools of how to leverage this understanding so you can perform at your optimal capability, consistently. Repeatedly through his career, Bill has been able to energize teams, increase workplace collaboration, innovation & effectiveness, harmonize conflict, and make his clients a significantly more cash. View Guest page
Dr. Shane Wall
God has given Dr. Shane Wall earth shattering revelation on a much overlooked Bible topic, Understanding. Wall has taken the message and his 31+ years of ministry experience throughout the world in a critically acclaimed book called Understanding: All Success Attained By It.
Through Dr. Wall, countless souls have learned to understand life’s most difficult challenges simply by cultivating their relationships with God.
His shepherd-like heart has counseled many through his top ranked podcast, Hi, Dad! and his Gospel CD Conversations With God. His sole aim is to impart his passion for God to everyone he encounters.
He pastors The Feast of the Lord in Orangeburg, SC, where he and his wife Jasmyne reside. View Guest page
Emilie Wapnick is a speaker, career coach, blogger, and community leader. She is the Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike.com, where she helps multipotentialites integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling and fruitful careers and lives. Unable to settle on a single path, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University in 2011.
Emilie is a TED speaker, and has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Huffington Post and Lifehacker. Her recent TEDx talk, Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling, was featured on TED.com, where it has been viewed 2 million times, and has been translated into 22 languages. She has been hired as a guest speaker and workshop facilitator at universities, high schools, and organizations across the United States and internationally. She also runs intimate business and creative development retreats for multipotentialites. View Guest page
Billy Ward is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been practicing in for the past 15 years in the New York City Suburbs of New Jersey. In addition to having a private practice, he has also been counseling students at Seton Hall Prep High School since 1998. Currently he is the director of retreats for the school and also teaches a senior course for Human Development and Theology. Billy's approach to teaching centers on the development of mind, body and spirit. His personal philosophy is LOVE and Be LOVED.
Billy is a graduate from Georgetown University where he studied Psychology. He was also the quarterback of the football team for four years. He had a short stint with the Baltimore Ravens in 1999, which was a great experience and personal achievement. He continues to credit his athletic experiences with helping him to understand the mind-body connection and the ability to set a life goal with great determination and tenacity. View Guest page
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.
Marianne’s other books include The Law of Divine Compensation, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change, A Year of Miracles, and her newest book, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment, available now. View Guest page
Karen M Wyatt
Karen M. Wyatt, MD graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed Family Practice Residency and a Fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Utah.
Passionate about helping people find meaning and purpose even during the most difficult times of life, she has spent her 25-year medical career working with patients in challenging settings such as hospices, nursing homes and indigent clinics. Dr. Wyatt has accompanied three medical mission teams to Honduras, founded a free clinic in a homeless shelter, and has twice testified at Senate briefings on the cutting edge model of integrated medical care, combining physical and behavioral health, which she helped create and implement in the non-profit clinic she directed for the uninsured.
Dr. Wyatt has lectured and written extensively on end of life issues, and to learn more about her work, please visit: www.karenwyattmd.com View Guest page
Sharón Lynn Wyeth
Sharón Lynn Wyeth is an award winning and international best selling author. She is the creator of Neimology® Science and is passionate about helping others relate to each other better. Sharón Lynn Wyeth has supported thousands of people around the world in understanding themselves and others better. In her seventh year of teaching math, having been a math major herself, she noticed that she was getting impressions of how a student would behave when she was making seating charts at the start of the year from the person’s name. Her curiosity led her to write down her impressions, as she wanted to get to know her students for who they were. After three months of teaching she read her initial impressions and was amazed at the accuracy. She followed her fifteen years of research conducted in forty-nine of the States with three years of field work in over seventy countries testing her theories. Her book has garnered frequent praise and has earned a Literary Excellence Award. View Guest page