Sheila Cash is an international teacher, author, and speaker in the fields of human potential and conscious evolution. Using an integrated blend of modalities from science, psychology and philosophy, she helps people answer the big questions: why are we here? what is our purpose? what is life really all about? She's also the bestselling author of “Evolve Your Life.”
Janét Aizenstros watched her father abuse her mother until she was 15. Then she had enough and called the police, who made him leave. By observing her mother turn her life around, she learned she could choose what she wanted out of life and could get it. Today she is the founder and chief executive officer of Ahava Media Group. Selected as one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in Canada, she was ranked as one of the Top 50 women in social media in 2012. In 2016, Janét was awarded by the City of Guelph as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40.
Mark Goblowsky’s immigrant family had a hard, sometimes violent edge. Like countless of other pre-teens, he was mesmerized every week by the TV show, Kung Fu. Years later, he would begin to understand and live out the values stirred by that 1970s hit. Today, he is a martial arts professional, entrepreneur, podcaster with Strength Through Your Struggle. Mark believes the capacity of the human spirit is powerful enough to overcome any challenge in life. He’s here to help others discover not just how, but that they too have what it takes to overcome adversity.
Thor Conklin is an entrepreneur, profitability consultant and host of Peak Performers Podcast. 2017 is his 18th year as an entrepreneur. His consulting firm, Peak Performance Group, trains business leaders around the world to be peak performers. In his “8 Steps to Achieving Anything You Want,” Thor shares a map to guide listeners to achievement. “We've got to know what we’re after, have a plan, and go after it.”
Stephanie Weeks was so dead-set on a career in law, she had no Plan B. Everything she’d done in college and work had pointed her toward that goal. Then, after graduation, she received the news that totally changed her path. It turned out, there was a better option. For more than 13 years, she has been a mortgage lender Little did she know that this would become her passion. She has closed thousands of loans, but the real joy in her career comes from the smiles she sees during a smooth and on time closing. Her mission is to change the world one loan at a time.
Michael Cooper joined his father’s business after finishing his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy. He loved providing service to people because he genuinely loved people. His challenge was how to learn from the many positive traits he admired in his dad, while distancing himself from the negative qualities he did not want to emulate. Michael is now a life performance coach and consultant who specializes in mental training for leaders and athletes. His company, Human Performance Mentors, helps individuals evolve from what they think they are to what they are truly capable of becoming.
Steve Robertson is an expert on youth development and education, as well as understanding and adapting to youth. He is the CEO of Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, an organization specializing in youth-to-adult programming that turns curiosity into passion and skill. In this role, his primary responsibility is to cultivate a culture that results in memories lasting a lifetime. He has also become an expert on Gen Z, the generation of the majority of those who attend the camps.
Aaron Hunnel worked hard on the speech he had been asked to give before running the Boston Marathon. But the man who spoke first started his speech with the same story Aaron was going to use. More nervous than ever, he had 2 choices: let the fear overcome him or find his courage. Aaron is a US Army veteran, award-winning wellness consultant, author, and now, a national speaker. After returning home from two deployments, he hit rock bottom, failing in his personal and professional life. But he began moving upwards again once he realized and harnessed his personal power through endurance racing.
Trudi Pavlovsky’s teacher told her, “You're just like the rest of your family–useless. You're never going to be anything.” Today, she says, “Sometimes I think I'm living a fairy tale; not a traditional fairy tale, but I wouldn't change it! I feel lucky, but I know it wasn't luck. I was willing to do the work and I'm now in a place where my soul feels satisfied.” A quirky, creative woman, she’s on a mission to help everyday people share their message. She is able to connect with people across the business ownership spectrum, specializing in mentoring coaches and creating courses and events.
Shellee Howard is the owner and president of College Ready and a Certified Educational Planner. She has a son who recently graduated from Harvard in the spring of 2016 debt free! She has traveled around the world helping other students plan for their "perfect match" college. She knows what it takes to compete in the Ivy schools, as well as how to find the best fit for a B student. In College Ready, she believes no two students are the same. Each has a talent and a passion that will set him or her apart from their competition.
Aaron Hendon never got his photography studio off the ground. He was waiting tables in New Mexico because, “That’s what you do with a fine arts degree.” Then his entrepreneurial gene kicked in, and he was up to his elbows in bagel dough. A real estate investor, author, educator and speaker, he is managing partner of Christine & Company, a Seattle Magazine awarded, 5-Star Real Estate Agent, winning team for the past 5 years and individual Rising Star in Seattle Real Estate winner this year.
JJ Flizanes passed the test to be a certified physical trainer. But she knew how much she did not know, like how to use the exercise equipment. She looked at other trainers and said, “I want to know what that feels like, not just what it looks like!” Today JJ is an empowerment strategist and host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness and an Amazon best-selling author of “Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life.” She has appeared on NBC, CBS and KTLA.
John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than two million copies, including the bestselling classic, "The Go-Giver,” which was rejected 22 times by publishers in New York. Not until its 23rd submission was the book published. “A lot of my books that I love the most have never found large audiences. Even on this path of writing that has worked out so well for me, I keep thinking I'm finished with failure. But failure is apparently not finished with me because it keeps happening.”