Bea Wray has dazzled audiences for 20 years speaking on entrepreneurship, leadership, and women in business. At 27, she was CEO of a $5M Silicon Valley company, and launched several others. She recently wrote, What Harvard Taught Me But My Children Made Me Learn, drawing from her six years off on a resort island to focus on raising her three children. She holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from Emory University. She serves as a founder, mentor, investor, and board member to several companies. She's also served as the executive director of the entrepreneurial non-profit, The Creative Coast, and was the Chair of the ForbesBooks Entrepreneurship Practice Group.
Chad Free is an entrepreneur who took two companies to a seven-figure market. He's the owner of The Free Group, LLC, and author of “Wake Up Your Retirement: A Guide to Make Your Financial Dreams a Reality. As a wealth strategist, he provides strategies that focus on the client's concerns about increasing taxes, market volatility and out- living their money. He understands the burden and pressure that come from handling finances. to give individuals hope and confidence that they can increase their wealth.
Bernie Swain had started his dream job as athletic director at a major university, when he and his wife discovered a major opportunity in an entirely new field. His wife convinced him to quit his dream job and start a lecture agency, with their headquarters being a friend’s large office closet. Nine years later their Washington Speakers Bureau lecture agency became the largest in the world.
Jen Lumanlan never thought she’d be a parent, but she is one now—by choice, not by accident. When she realized she had no parenting intuition, but great research skills, she decided to get a Master’s in Child Development to figure out how to be the kind of parent she wanted to be. She realized others were hungry for this information and started Your Parenting Mojo podcast to share it with others. Earning a Master’s in Education, she is creating online courses to help parents support their child’s learning.
Rosanne Lindsay is an N.D, a naturopathic doctor, writer, health freedom activist and author of the book, “The Nature of Healing: Heal the Body, Heal the Planet.” She came to healing through her own journey of reversing profound hypothyroidism naturally, from which she discovered her gifts as a healer. Her mission is to guide others on their journey to heal themselves. She has a new book, “Free Your Voice, Heal Your Thyroid: Reverse Thyroid Disease Naturally.”
Gordon Huether is a public artist who has created diverse art installations throughout the world. He has completed more than 250 art commissions during his career of 30+ years. His work has been exhibited at museums and galleries, and is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. His highly skilled team of administrators, fabricators and technicians collaborates from initial design through final installation. Gordon Huether Studio is located in a 15,000 square foot facility in Napa, CA.
Maura Sweeney was being groomed for a law career she never wanted. She made a choice to grow up happy and free. She left law school mid-stream, and pioneered her own path, pulling from her earliest desires to publish ideas and focus on inclusive leadership. After time as a corporate manager, a home schooling mom, and eclectic life experiences, she launched her ultimate vocation, which included living happy from the inside out.
Minal Joshi Jaeckli tackles the challenge: How To Hire For Optimal Engagement. She’s the founder and CEO of Open Elevator, a data-driven platform for hiring for engagement to increase profitability and growth for companies and deliver job satisfaction and a sense of contribution for employees. Minal’s mission is to arm companies with an easy tool for hiring for engagement, so they benefit from the powerful impact of engagement on their company’s results and employee’s quality of life.
Doberman Dan Gallapoo is a 30-year serial entrepreneur and direct response copywriter. He has worked in a variety of niches, but his specialty has been the health, fitness and bodybuilding markets. He's started four of his own nutritional supplement businesses and sold three of them. Publishing The Doberman Dan Letter since 2011, his subscribers include many influential marketers. He's also written successful ads, direct mail packages, websites, e-mail marketing campaigns and feature articles.
Dr. Hayley R. Adams has over 20 years of experience in wildlife veterinary medicine, conservation, and issues related to One Health in Africa, and has worked with a variety of domestic and wild animals over the years. In 2010, she created a charitable organization, Silent Heroes Foundation, as a way to contribute to conservation in Africa. A veterinarian with a Ph.D. in wildlife epidemiology and virology, she currently teaches conservation medicine and related courses at the University of Florida. She's a Certified Meditation Instructor and is also certified as a Compassion Fatigue Therapist. Her first book, “Conscious Conservation: Less Doing, More Being,” is available now.
Karla Nelson has built several businesses since her early 20s and learned that in business and in life relationships are everything. Now, she’s put it all in a form that's easy to learn and apply. Karla and her team have trained the Who-Do Method to 20-plus of the Fortune 100, and hundreds of mid-market companies and startups. Typically, companies cut 50 to 80 percent off cycle time and produce better results, with happier people.
Nigel Green builds businesses. He was aware at a young age that if he did what he was told, “go get a good job,” he would end up lacking a sense of independence and autonomy, not really having a sense of fulfillment. So, he made his own path. He currently is on the executive team of Relode, an aggressively growing healthcare staffing platform and is the CEO of Find Evergreen, which helps companies create an effective, efficient sales organization.
Dr. Cilla Whatcott is a board certified classical homeopath. Author of “There is a Choice: Homeoprophylaxis,” and co-author of “The Solution: Homeoprophylaxis,” she’s undertaking evidence-based research in the field as executive director of WorldwideChoice.org. She is the producer and director of “Real Immunity,” a film about the intelligence of life and how we can overcome fear and access the resources we need to build real immunity.