Dr. Véronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is the founder of BreastCancer Conqueror® and the 7 Essentials System®. Her signature process has empowered thousands of women in over 60 countries around the world. Her mission is to “change lives, one breast at a time.” Dr. V has personally conquered breast cancer twice, which gives her an empathetic perspective to understand other women facing a healing journey. Her signature book, Heal Breast Cancer Naturally, is a #1 Amazon Best Seller in 10 categories.
Serial entrepreneur Lauren Cohen is an International Lawyer, Realtor and Cross-Border Expert. She is also an author, sought-after speaker, and podcaster. After her then-husband’s deportation on the return trip from their honeymoon, Lauren was devastated. She felt compelled to find solutions for herself and others, so she turned to the ever-changing world of immigration and international law and has served as a concierge quarterback in the field ever since. Today, Lauren and her turnkey team believe in overcoming obstacles.
Mark Sloan has published a number of books including the number one international bestseller Red Light Therapy: Miracle Medicine and two monumental works on cancer called The Cancer Industry, and Cancer: The Metabolic Disease. Mark has been researching health for over 15 years and has many unique evidence-based insights to share with the world. He believes the goal of ending all diseases is not only possible, but it's only a matter of time before his message becomes universally known throughout the world.
Kimberly Falker is the founder of The Falker Group Real Estate company in Safety Harbor, Florida. With a background as a prosecuting attorney in Boston, an elementary school teacher in Florida, and a mother of two, she brings a unique level of professionalism and service to the real estate industry, which she has been actively working in since 2004. Kimberly graduated from Florida State University in Elementary Education and the Cumberland School of Law in Trial Advocacy.
Bradley Schurman is an expert on demographic change and how it disrupts social, cultural, political, and economic norms. His deep understanding of population shifts, coupled with his grasp of emerging trends, makes him an authoritative voice on the future of our world. He’s the author of THE SUPER AGE: DECODING OUR DEMOGRAPHIC DESTINY and the founder and CEO of the global research and advisory firm, The Super Age. He’s written for Newsweek, been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times.
General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired) is a Partner in the global investment firm KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which he established in mid-2013. He is also a personal venture investor, engaged in various academic endeavors, and co-author with Andrew Roberts of the forthcoming book titled Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine. Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, with six consecutive commands as a general officer.
Ernie L. Vecchio is a mentor, spiritual teacher, and trauma psychologist. During his 30+ years career, he has treated over 10,000+ patients who suffered severe trauma that ranged from amputation, head injury, sexual assault, and paralysis. Vecchio is a Licensed Clinical & Rehabilitation Psychologist who has written four books including his latest release, Feelings & Reason: Activating Your Heart as Compass Despite the Ego’s Interference, an international best-seller in four self-help categories.
Leigh McCloskey is a modern Renaissance man, an artist, author, well-known actor and visual philosopher. His highly creative life has been devoted to exploring the symbolic, archetypal and hidden aspects of the psyche and inner self through his art, scholarship, books and experiences as a professional actor for many years. He wants to inspire people to understand that their creativity is their intimate key for self-discovery and a way of asking questions that cannot be asked with words.
Jason Matias is a contemporary photographer and the author of NakedThoughts who lives and works in the Greater Seattle Area. His work focuses on the ideas of isolation and introspection, with photographs of nature from locations around the globe. Jason began exploring photography as a medium of expression during his service in the United States Air Force. His artwork has been shown in exhibitions in the US including Art BaselWeek and Art Expo New York and has been featured in National Geographic.
Darren Reinke founded Group Sixty, an executive coaching and training company based in San Diego, to transform leaders, their teams, and their organizations. Group Sixty works with leaders and teams at Fortune 500’s, mid-market companies, fast-growing startups, visionary non-profits, and transitioning military special forces. Darren fundamentally believes there is greatness within each one of us. His mission is to unleash the inner lion within leaders so that they can lead more authentic and joyful lives.
Thomas Tierney says, “I’m happy to report that my career as a business litigator has proven to be everything I hoped it would be. I cannot imagine a more gratifying career.” After attending law school at the University of California, Hastings College of Law to graduate cum laude in 1992, he worked at litigation boutique law firms in San Diego for 8 years. He then moved to Vero Beach, Florida and began working at the Rossway Swan firm, where he is now a Member and Chair of Civil Litigation Department.
Dr. Allen Lycka has been acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists globally for decades. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he helped develop laser-assisted tumescent liposuction, an advanced body sculpture technique and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, an advanced means of removing skin cancer. He has lived and practiced in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1989. He’s written 17 books and hosted the number one internet radio show in the world on cosmetic surgery: Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today.
Mark M. Hanna grew up in Inglewood, California adjacent to the Hollywood Park horse track. This is where his love of horses began and he pursued his passion to become an Arabian horse breeder and imported horses from Europe. His compassion and spiritual bond with horses led him to become “The Horse Listener.” Hanna can help people with the fundamental and proper way to be with your horse, a lifetime partnership. Hanna shares his life story in “The Horse Listener,” the first book of an anticipated trilogy.
David W. Smith is a visiting scientist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital of Neurosurgery. He founded commercial companies – Xennovate Medical LLC, TBI Innovations LLC, and Delta Chase LLC. He was a consultant to GENTEX Corp (manufacturer of USAF helmets) and Materials Modification Inc., nano materials and coating pioneer to the military complex. David also discovered “SLOSH Theory,” which represents the basis of the first and only FDA-cleared device for claims against Traumatic Brain Injury, The Q-Collar.
Laura Noel, as a Certified Proctor Gallagher Coach and 27-year military leader, helps high-performers live empowered, fulfilling lives all while achieving their highest potential. Knowing that leaders are being pulled in multiple directions with zero time left for themselves, she helps them focus on what really matters so they can stop feeling out-of-control, become more effective with their time, and spend more time discovering what they love doing.
Rachael Mann is the new Director of Career and Technical Education at Milton Hershey School. Rachael is well-known in the education community as a speaker, author, and thought leader—with expertise in STEM, classroom innovation, and CTE professional learning. She is a founding member of the Council on the Future of Education. Rachael will lead the CTE program at MHS, which combines tailor-made instruction and hands-on learning.
Kate Stone is an experienced, accredited college admissions consultant and essay coach, having transformed her passion for creative writing and storytelling into actionable strategies for the college admissions process, essays, and the application as a whole. Through her program she coaches students to develop and strategize their most powerful narratives based on their individual ideas and achievements. She received her B.S. in Communications and a minor in Creative Writing at New York University.
Dr. Troy Podell, Coordinator of Career Readiness of the Downingtown Area School District, is a disruptor and thought-leader in the education space. He creates innovative programs for career exploration and soft-skills education for the Downingtown Area School District, is the Academic Director of two rigorous pre-college summer programs, and serves on multiple non-profit boards. Dr. Podell is recognized as a leader in curriculum, instruction, and the application of people analytics to education.
Brian Morra has spent his career in intelligence and national security beginning with his time as a decorated Air Force Intelligence officer and through his many years as a senior executive in the aerospace and defense industry. He was encouraged to write the story of The Able Archers by many friends who convinced him that his unique, personal insight could bring the story to life of how humanity narrowly avoided extinction in the fall of 1983.
Jeffrey Madoff’s first career was as a fashion designer. He was chosen one of the top 10 designers in the U.S. Switching careers to film production, he has directed award winning commercials, documentaries and web content around the world for clients such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, and Tiffany. His book, “Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas,” is an Amazon Bestseller based on the class he teaches at Parsons School of Design in NYC. Madoff’s play, “Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical,” about the life of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Lloyd Price, had its world premiere in 2022.
Jess Stuart was raised by a Marine Corps pilot on a cattle operation in the mountains and learned the keys to running an entrepreneurial company from the ground up. Grit, hard work and getting things done the right way were infused in her. She started a software-based company from her kitchen table and learned how to assemble a company and leadership team that operated on world-class systems. Today, she brings tools and long-term resources to help leadership teams run better businesses and live better lives.
Dr. Cara Lee Barker is an international keynote speaker and visionary artist. She served as an Army nurse during the Vietnam era at Walter Reed Hospital. She has a Master’s degree in nursing and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her post-doctoral work was completed in Zurich as an International Diplomat and a Jungian Analyst. She is the author of three books: World Weary Woman; The Love Project; and her latest release, Nightlight: My Soul Calling, Body Listening, Heart Speaking.
Jimmy Jenkins, before writing stories and books, earned his law degree and undertook a commitment to public service by becoming a NYC criminal prosecutor. He wrote Green Rush Fever because he felt a need to tell the story about how his family’s small farming operation entered the nascent Florida hemp industry in 2019. Aside from his analysis about growing hemp, in his book he also writes about his family’s strong conviction in their faith and a tenacious belief in the power of having the support of family.
Elizabeth Shick 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. "You can't just have a degree in art to be a medical illustrator. You have to have half art and half science. And that's difficult because a lot of artists don't like math or science. We don't like the technical aspect of things. And a lot of scientists have problems with visual communication. So we're kind of a rare breed because we've got to be good at both."Elizabeth’s motto is: “Do what you love and delegate everything else.”
Kevin N Lawrence is a strategic advisor and coach to CEOs and executive teams across North America and internationally. "Entering community college was a life changing experience. It was all group work, and I thrived. I found that working in teams in a collaborative environment under high pressure was the absolute best thing for me.” Now he is driven by a relentless passion to help business leaders get what they really want, in business and life.