Jessie Owen is an adventurous, spirited person whose path was interrupted in 2012 when a tree fell on her family car while on vacation. She lost both her parents and became a quadriplegic. After the accident, she began the long journey to figure out where she fit in again. For two years she focused solely on her body and regaining as much function as she could. But Jessie wanted to be more than just a broken vessel in constant need of maintenance. She wanted a life, and she set out to create one.
Vince Kramer is a thirty-seven year airline and military pilot with over 20,000 hours in aircraft and flight simulators. He flew seven different models of the Boeing -135 aircraft, as well as, the T-37 and T-38 aircraft as an Air Force pilot, instructor and evaluator. He is a combat veteran with over one hundred combat hours during Desert Storm. Vince has flown for United Airlines and American Airlines as an airline transport pilot. He type rated in the Airbus 319/320 aircraft and the Boeing 737. Vince held positions in management and as an instructor/evaluator at United Airlines. He is currently an active pilot at United Airlines
Daniel E. Kennedy is a healthcare executive, counselor, author, and filmmaker. His passion for disease prevention was ignited professionally while working with thousands of cancer patients at Oasis of Hope Hospital, and personally, by witnessing cancer and heart disease-related deaths of his grandmother, uncle, aunt, and father. His philosophy is simple: its not good enough to live a long sick life when there’s the opportunity to live a healthy long life. Through the process of writing and ghostwriting 12 books on cancer and heart health, Daniel honed the skills necessary to create, write, and direct the 8-episode Healthy Long Life documentary series. His relationships with researchers and clinicians, developed over the last three decades, has given him access to the world’s top experts on healthy life expectancy.
Brian Kurtz has been a serial direct marketer for the past 40+ years. He’s never met a medium he didn’t like, and he spent the first 34 years of his career helping Boardroom, Inc., become a state-of-the-art direct marketing and publishing company. As founder of Titans Marketing, he now advises many of the most admired direct marketers in the world and writes and speaks regularly on direct marketing.
Tim Rhode has done all they teach in 1Life Fully Lived and Gobundance about creating one’s best life. He has come from a humble beginning and crafted a life few could dream of–living in the mountains skiing, hiking and biking pretty much daily, all of his family nearby, financially free by forty, and now helping thousands of others strive to create their own 1Life Fully Lived.
Dr. Jeanette Kern is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. In 2018 Dr. Kern sold her successful dental practice in Monterey. She created the Profitable Dental Academy. Armed with over 40 years in the dental industry experienced as a dental hygienist, associate dentist and as a practice owner, she shares her knowledge by consulting with other dentists as a Dental Success Coach. She is very happy and honored to continue being an active dental professional.
Kaia Alexander is an award-winning author and filmmaker. Her novel, WRITTEN IN THE ASHES, is the untold story about the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria, Egypt, and the life of Hypatia, the world’s first female mathematician/philosopher. Kaia’s new documentary feature film CHALICE: WOMEN LEADERS RISE, explores how and why women were written out of history, how this has influenced the treatment of women globally, and the exciting rise of women leaders today.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott leads one of the largest sheriff’s departments in the Southeastern U.S., and is one of the regularly featured law-enforcement agencies on A&E’s television series LIVE PD. In 2010, Lott traveled to Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government to help that country establish its first-ever female police academy. Under Lott’s leadership, RCSD was the first LE agency in the nation to establish a pre-PTSD conditioning program for deputies.
Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist with more than 25 years of experience covering corporate news, including 17 years as a senior correspondent for Reuters international news service. She is the author of “Whitewash—The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science,” an expose of corporate corruption in agriculture. The book won the coveted Rachel Carson Book Award. Gillam works now as Research Director for the non-profit U.S. Right to Know.
Pamela Peeters is an environmental economist and sustainability strategist. She consults with companies globally and develops educational programs for youth with her “Eco Hero” program now established in nine countries. An author, filmmaker, and educator, she was on the marketing team of the U. S. Partnerships for the UNESCO Decade for Sustainable Education. She's also a former Research Fellow in Economics from Columbia University and current Fellow of the Explorers Club.
Norwegian-born Unni Turrettini is the author of The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer. She is also the author of Betraying the Nobel on the Nobel Peace Prize. Through writing and speaking, she is on a mission to restore trust in leadership by encouraging women to fully step into their true feminine power. She also works as a coach for high-achieving women. She has law degrees from Norway, France, and the United States. She worked numerous years in law and finance before she began writing.
Dr. Michael “Gabe” Hillegass is a board-certified interventional pain management physician and anesthesiologist. He is medical director of the Chronic Pain Clinic and an associate professor within the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. He is dedicated to educating his patients and their loved ones, as well as rotating medical students and residents, on safe and effective comprehensive pain management strategies.
Yaron Engler delivers one-on-one and group coaching programs to men who are entrepreneurs or work in leadership roles. His direct, playful and honest approach inspires and motivates his clients and audience to create simple positive changes that lead to growth and well-being. He is also a professional drummer who has performed for over 500,000 people all around the world, and he is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Berklee College of Music.
Professor Tom Banks grew up in Brooklyn NY and has lived in OR, MA, CA, NJ, GA and Israel. He was determined to be a theoretical physicist since high school and is a founding member of the New High Energy Theory Center at Rutgers, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He works in particle physics, cosmology, condensed matter physics and the attempt to quantize Einstein's theory of gravity. He's still active in research at the age of 71.
S.M. Kelly is a New York-based writer from Tokyo via Los Angeles with 20 years’ experience. She has written five ghostwritten books and more than 3,500 articles for numerous industries. Her freelance clients include Google, L’Oréal Paris, Paramount Studios, Marvel Comics, Warner Bros., TheWeek.com, Prevention.com, LendingUSA.com, and Mamapedia.com. “Here’s Your Pill, Kitten!“ is her first non-ghostwritten book.
Josh Steed is the founder of Steed Properties Construction and Renovation, LTD. He has been in the home building, renovation, historic preservation and real estate development business for more than 35 years and has built, renovated and restored more than 300 homes and buildings all across Atlanta and North Georgia. Josh is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and is married to Robbin. They have three adult children and live in Sharpsburg, Georgia.
Deepa Natarajan, founder of Meet My Potential, is a leader in the field of personal and professional change. She has a wealth of knowledge about leadership and brings humanity to the center of the workplace in organizations. She communicates with her soul, putting your mind, heart and gut at peace. She is Indian and today lives in Toulouse in southern France and brings with her a mix of eastern and western philosophy.
Tom Shepards’s job is the most rewarding role ever–to be in a coaching and mentorship role and to celebrate others’ success. "It's one thing to be in the room and be doing it, and that was exciting. But it's actually even more rewarding to see the team succeed." Tom is one of the three founders of Rethink, a creative agency in Canada. Rethink has just celebrated its 20th anniversary and was named Agency of the Year.
Ben Ivey believes there are too many people who are waiting to get to a certain place in order to live life. “That is such a shame that they are missing out on the 99% of life that is the journey.” Ben is CEO and founder of The Entrepreneur Lifestyle, an international speaker, mentor and podcaster. He specializes in helping successful entrepreneurs reduce stress and overwhelm to improve their efficiency in business whilst living a lifestyle they enjoy. He is also the founder of the Lifestyle Coach Academy.
Elizabeth Shick is originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, but has lived in Atlanta, Georgia since 1988. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in Scientific Illustration, then went on to study Medical Illustration at the Medical College of Georgia. She was the senior medical illustrator at MLI before opening her own company, Medical Visions, Inc., in 1991. She is one of the top medical legal illustrators in the country with extensive experience, personally producing over 15,000 exhibits. Elizabeth’s motto is “Do what you love & delegate everything else.” She also creates original Sci-Fi paintings.
Sean Harper is the co-founder and CEO of Kin, an insurance company built from scratch on modern tech to make it easier and more affordable to insure a home, especially in areas prone to extreme weather. A self-proclaimed tech geek, Sean has spent his career developing apps to revolutionize antiquated industries. With a focus on world class customer service, insurance literacy, and smart coverage, he has grown it to a fully licensed home insurance carrier supported by a team of over 100 employees.
Dr. Erica Blank realized after practicing medicine for 18 years that all she had ever been taught in medical school and in residency was how to treat diseases. She had never learned how to keep people healthy. Her patients all had diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol and they may have had a heart attack in the past. She knew it didn't have to be that way. Erika became board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine in 2017 and changed her medical practice into a career she loves.
Natasha McCreesh is a joy bringer, cultural explorer, and humanitarian. She walked away from a 20-year corporate career with no plan other than to only do work that brings her joy. Six years later, her life is more satisfying than she imagined. Collaborating with people of passion and purpose, she coaches and mentors leaders and teams to get the most out of their life and work. She takes groups to Liberia, west Africa, to demonstrate the connection between powerful service and transformational leaders.
Natalie Creeden is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Instructor. She is also a Kundalini and Khalsa Way PreNatal Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master. She teaches in a way that honors tradition and encompasses today’s need for mind, body, and spirit integration by sharing the power of ancient traditions in a modern, accessible and empowering format. Natalie believes meditation, mindfulness and yoga are our greatest tools for reducing stress and living our brightest, happiest, healthiest life.
Robert Glazer realized that, while he loved working with high growth companies and the challenges that came with it, there were a lot of things that weren't attractive to him. So he built a company that worked with those companies, but built his company in a very different way that was more aligned with his kind of vision and values and with the type of flexibility and diversity that he wanted. He is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global partner marketing agency, author and speaker.