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Feb 10, 2017

Michelle Norris

CEO, Founder, Owner

On an LAX runway, waiting to depart the inaugural Ancestral Health Symposium and head back to their hometown of Austin, Texas, Michelle wondered aloud how in the world she and Keith would be able to distill all that they’d absorbed into usable parcels for the everyday clients they worked with. Then and there, the seeds for the Paleo f(x)™ event were planted.

Michelle was then, and is now, the driving force behind the Paleo f(x)™ enterprise. To say she is passionate about this movement is a major understatement. She lives and breathes Paleo f(x)™, and she is adamant about bringing Paleo — the diet, the lifestyle and the community engagement — to the masses.

Never underestimate a determined woman with a dream to change the world. And with Michelle at the helm, Paleo f(x)™ is poised to do just that.

Michelle is also a Founding Partner of ID Life, a new health & wellness company that will revolutionize the industry.

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Feb 10, 2017

Dee is a Fitness Personal Trainer certified by CANFITPRO. She also has a diploma as Computer Technician. Her journey started when she noticed all the benefits of exercising during her first pregnancy (She currently has 3 kids 14, 11 and 9 yrs old kids); when she decided to take her first course of Anatomy by AFLCA as well as Personal Trainer and Group Classes at the University of Calgary. Also certified in iFlow through BodyPrint.  During this process she got more passionate about fitness and all the benefits is when decided to take CANFITPRO PTS (Personal Trainer Specialist) certification. She is also First Aids and CPR certified plus Healthy eating and weight loss coach.

 Dee strongly believes in the impact that an active lifestyle can change people’s quality of life, health, and also decrease the aging process. She is very passionate about the transformation of people’s lifestyle through conscious fitness. Make it part of your daily routine, habits and possible in your schedule even during the busy days.

 She has developed many interests in the last couple of years, as a young entrepreneur and is always looking to connect with likeminded people. Creating connections to influence the community to transform the trend of Health issues to a more active and healthy lifestyle. Denise also spent most of her time with her kids and supporting them in the young successes and challenges. But it is all about finding balance in life between business, family and herself as an individual.

 

Ad Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Feb 10, 2017

I’m Louie La Vella, where the entertainment industry turns to for out-of-the-box bursting ideas. Turning dead venues into packed venues, slow ticket sales into sold out shows, independent musicians into major-label-ass-kicking brands. Taking those amazing stories, experience and knowledge to all business categories.

Here’s the deal. As a business owner, you are smart, savvy and have fantastic success under your belt. You’re also super busy operating your baby. Stats say that due to the constant changes in social media behavior, what works in marketing today doesn’t work tomorrow. Entrepreneurs of any niche just don’t have the time to keep up with changing trends. And that’s OK.

Persuading customers has become super hard for those that don’t keep up to date and study their behaviors. However, it is easy for those of us that know exactly how to persuade them.

Get excited. After me, your brand will never be the same.
By the way, in case you didn’t guess, I gave Gaga that interview!

Website: http://louielavella.com/louie-la-vella-podcast-radio-and-tv-guest-expert-and-host/

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Feb 10, 2017

Naomi Fox is a serial entrepreneur with a deep passion for the creation and early growth stages of businesses. She believes that when we feel called to do something professionally it is because it is part of our purpose and mission here on this Earth and that we are entitled to divine help. Naomi intuitively connects with her clients and their businesses through branding and website design with Branding Intuitive to help them to grow and develop to become all that they need to be to fill the purpose of their creation.

 
She lives in St. George, Utah with her three boys. She home schools and has a deep passion for motherhood, parenting and vulnerability. She believes that we are at our strongest when we lean into vulnerability and that this is a difficult and acquired skill. Naomi also believes that vulnerability is the birthplace of creativity, love and connection. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

 

Feb 10, 2017

Donnie Bryant is a direct response copywriter. In fact, he has been given the unofficial title, “The Most Interesting Copywriter in Chicago.”

(Of course, in the direct response world, being “interesting” is irrelevant, but it makes for good conversation.)

Donnie started writing copy in 2007 as a way to escape his 60+ hour weeks in Retail Jail. In that time, he's written sales copy for dozens of niches, from dating advice to debt relief. He's been focused on the financial industry for the past 3 years.

Donnie has 4 children and The Most Interesting (and beautiful) Wife in the World.

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

 

 

 

 

Feb 10, 2017
Ryan Ramoutar graduated from The Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in 2010. He is currently an Acting Registrar in the Department of Ophthalmology at the San Fernando General Hospital. In addition to this he is a Certified Private Pilot and an aviation enthusiast. He has a passion for traveling and has so far visited over 20 countries. In the word of the late Debbie Reynolds: 'Being normal is vastly overrated.'

 

Jan 31, 2017

I life in Dublin, Ireland with my son.   

 
I have spent 2 of the last 3 years finishing a MSc Hons in Trinity College Dublin while I decided what I wanted to do when I grew up and the last year training as a life, business and certified money coach.
I am the only certified money coach in Ireland.
 
When I'm not rushing around, throwing burnt toast at my son, I teach money management classes and make futile attempts at growing my own food.  We both volunteer with a local first aid service.
 
I love art and theatre. I love free stuff like museums and art galleries.  Dublin is a beautiful city, even when it rains. There is so much to do and see and something for everyone. 
 
 
 
 
Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas
 
 
 
Jan 31, 2017

"Amanda Neill created Birth of Venus Coaching in 2013. To date, she has inspired and helped hundreds of women worldwide feel worthy of love.

Amanda's work at Birth of Venus Coaching centers on helping women undo all of the ways we push men and love away from us, and instead create passionate attraction and lasting connection.

Through her work, women consistently feel more confident, sexy, and worthy of a great love, a great man, and an extraordinary relationship.

Amanda Neill calls herself a hope(ful!) romantic because she believes everything can be used to our advantage in love. She is a modern day Venus and muse of love as well as partner to a wonderful man who is absolutely crazy about her.

Romance follows her.
More about Amanda and her work can be found at www.birthofvenuscoaching.com."


Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

 

Jan 31, 2017

Robin is the founder of Coaching for Geeks and turns geeks, nerds, gamer, sci-fi fans, graphic novel aficionados (and their friends) into superheroes. Growing up in the midlands as a shy boy with social anxiety, he overcame his crutches of drink and drugs to climb his way to the top of the corporate ladder, before realizing he hated where he was. He threw his life’s rule book in the bin to learn from experts in purpose, anxiety, NLP, CBT, post traumatic stress disorder and much more, in order to teach others how to achieve their dreams as effortlessly and fearlessly as possible. Robin has expanded beyond the realm of geeks and now co-hosts the iTunes top 50 podcast ‘Boot camp Your Life’, practically tackling the stresses of modern living in an irreverent manner, he also speaks internationally, and runs live and online workshops and events to get people unstuck, living satisfied lives, achieving great things, and getting what they want.

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Jan 31, 2017

Adam Franklin is the co-author of Web Marketing That Works -- an Amazon #1 best seller.

He is also the host of an iTunes podcast, an international social media speaker and the marketing manager of Bluewire Media – the web marketing firm he co-founded in 2005.

Adam’s Bluewire Media blog was Australia’s #1 business blog in 2015 and he has also written for The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald. He's been interviewed on 2UE, 4BC and ABC radio, as well on many popular podcasts and his weekly 'Bluewire News' email goes out to over 22,000 readers.


 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Jan 31, 2017

Would it surprise you to know that one simple yet profound strategy can have you do good and make money at the same time?

Today we are lucky to hear from one of the most brilliant minds in business today.

He has started some 53 businesses of his own, and has made more mistakes on his own businesses already than most people make in a lifetime. He has made and lost millions, several times over.

More importantly, his personal coaching clients have generated more than one hundred million in sales in dozens of industries.

As an international best-selling author and seminar presenter he has been able to share his message of business success & failure to more than 100,000 people on 4 continents. He has been interviewed in Success Mag, Inc Mag, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and literally 100's of radio & TV Stations across North America, sharing the secrets of business success, learned from his business ventures and from his personal interviews with some 124 business leaders.

Now our next guest leads an emerging global enterprise with a mission to transform the world by empowering entrepreneurs to embrace the new norm in business of doing good and making money at the same time.

Today he will share the one simple, yet profound strategy to do just that. Please welcome serial entrepreneur, Tom Matzen.

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Jan 31, 2017

ADANNA AUSTIN is a renowned Caribbean Business Coach, Strategist and Consultant, based in Trinidad and Tobago, she has also been operating across the English-speaking Caribbean Region for the past two years. Adanna has supported more than 500 entrepreneurs across three key markets to develop a winning mindset, with clients reporting as much as 25% in new business growth, 50% increase in profitability and 35% in new sales and clients. Adanna works one on one with entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level, she is highly sought after because of her wealth of experience, her dynamic approach and genuine interest in seeing her clients grow the business of their dreams.

Adanna is also an avid Writer having contributed to many regional publications including Caribbean Beat (Trinidad & Tobago), Maco Magazine (Barbados/Trinidad& Tobago), SHE Caribbean (St. Lucia) and Shabeau (Barbados). In January 2016 she started a Blog and has written 42 articles educating her readership on how to set SMART goals, identify ideal clients, boost productivity and performance, and develop strategies to generate increased revenue. (A comprehensive list of Adanna's published works is attached.)

She completed her Coach certification at the Master Coach University in the USA, Adanna also has a MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester and a BA in English Literature from the University of the West Indies, Barbados. Her training and development includes a Diploma in Internet Journalism, a Certificate in Project Management, and Certificates in Crisis Management & Communications and Brand Management from the University of California.

Having worked across a wide array of Sectors, Adanna has held several senior positions in finance, banking, education, publishing, advertising, FMCG and recruitment. She has also worked in the United Kingdom and most recently across Government in Trinidad & Tobago at the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, and the Office of the Financial Services Ombudsman.

As the Business Owner and Founder of Marketing Dynamics Business Solutions, Adanna provides business coaching and support to small and medium-sized firms covering marketing plans, advertising, strategic partnerships, media schedules, event planning, social media and branding. Her clients say that she is accessible, connected, willing to share, has a love of teaching, and holds them accountable. (Testimonials are attached.)

Managing one of the most active business mentoring Facebook groups in the Caribbean Region, Dynamic Business Strategist, Adanna provides a platform for over 1,000 entrepreneurs from across the globe to network, test business ideas and work together to develop their growth strategies. She provides daily motivation and inspiration to this group of micro, small, medium and large enterprises in a highly competitive and challenging global business environment. She also organises several mastermind events providing a forum for entrepreneurs to network and build their confidence, knowledge and expertise.

Adanna is also an active volunteer, mentoring youth entrepreneurs involved in startups across all sectors from technology to food and beverage. In 2016, she became a mentor with Women Innovators of the Caribbean Acceleration Program (WINCAP TT) 2016 as well as Youth Business Trinidad & Tobago (YBTT).

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Jan 31, 2017

I’ve been podcasting since April of 2005. My podcast about podcasting has been downloaded over 1 million times (as of 2014). I’ve helped hundreds of people launch podcasts. You can hear my podcasts on this site as well as powerofpodcasting.com, morepodcastmoney.comweeklywebtools.comlogicalloss.comfeedingmyfaith.comgrowyourchurchshow.com,  marketingmusician.com

To hear what my client say, please visit my testimonial page.  When you Google Podcast Coach you will see my reputation places me on (or near) the top of the list.

How Dave is Different

Unlike many other “geeks” who know how to podcast, I’ve been a technical trainer for over 20 years. This means I not only do I understand the technology but I can explain it in a plain English “geek-speak free” environment . I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Akron (Specializing in technical education). While there are other podcast consultants, I believe my experience sets me apart in regards to helping you make sense of the entire podcasting process. I not only help with the “how,” but I also help explain the why, and make sure you avoid the common podcasting pitfalls. I have won awards at fortune 500 companies for my customer service. In a nutshell, I care.

I am one of the top podcast consultants, and I have spoken at many marketing and media conventions including New Media Expo, Blog World, Erma Bombeck Writing Workshops, Podcamp Columbus, Podcamp Cleveland, Podcamp Cincinnati, and the Business of Writing Summit. I am the author of the book “More Podcast Money.”

In 2014 I was named the Director of Podasting for the New Media Expo the top event in the industry.

Jan 31, 2017

I'm Colin Arthur Wiebe, I spent years touring around the world as a musician with some of the biggest names in Rock and Roll history.

When I wasn’t travelling, I paid the mortgage by working as a Creative Director for two major daily newspapers.

I discovered how my unique advertising skills and my ability to understand audiences from my stage experience could be combined to help companies communicate their story to their customers in a unique way that gives them pre-eminence in the marketplace.

Out of frustration with the old newspaper union hiring process, I founded FastCreative.com in 1997 to outsource work to young digital artists and pioneered the first digital ad department in North America.

The experience I gained from blending offline with online strategies has made me an in-demand marketing consultant, speaker, and musical entertainer. I often use the business of Rock and Roll as a metaphor.

As a consultant I've helped a variety of clients clarify their vision, design and sculpt their perfect brand, engage in creating a compelling story and developing the right message-to-market match. I still make records and tour the world playing music and am the Musical Director for The Legends of rock and Roll.

I recently founded a company called Imagination Park Entertainment listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange. CSE:IP I am currently the Executive Chairman and ambassador for the Company.

http://www.imaginationpark.com

We have direct relationships with all the major Hollywood studios and have 12-16 feature film projects in the pipeline. Our team is considered top 3 in the world for Virtual Reality content production.

How I got to where I am is a brief but important history of Colin:

1. When I was 18, I saw an ad for a costume store that was in receivership. I was involved with theatre productions in school, and thought that a costume business might be fun. The Business Development Bank approved a loan and my buddy and I bought the costume store. We made a boatload of money at Halloween and then we got bored. Luckily, the vintage clothing craze was just beginning, and our store had mountains of them. It was a lot of work but we sold it for a handsome profit.

2. In the 1980's I was part of a band that made records, videos and toured Canada and the US. We played a club in Vancouver where the club manager was also an artist for the daily newspaper. He saw my drawings and asked me to fill in for him at the paper while he went on vacation.

3. I was hired as an illustrator/cartoonist for The Vancouver Sun and The Province (2 major dailies). When they brought the first Macs into the newsroom I was the go-to guy. As a keyboard player, I was comfortable with computers and eventually helped pioneer the pagination (desktop publishing) of the two newspapers. We were the first in North America to do so.

4. I was promoted to Creative Director of Advertising and managed a team of 13 artists and 32 ad builders which supported 72 sales reps. Our advertisers were begging for a design look that our union artists (Linotype/film etc) refused to adopt. My frustration resulted in me setting up Fast Creative Inc. in 1997. I couldn't hire new artists because of the union so I set up an outsourcing job board. I recruited new artists outside the building that were skilled in digital publishing and shuttled floppy disks back and forth. I essentially created Elance before there was an Elance. Keep in my mind there were no PDFs yet and internet was dial-up bulletin boards until Netscape arrived but I could see the future!

5. In the dot com boom I resigned from the newspaper and began a digital marketing agency and took on clients in a variety of fields (insurance, pro audio, financial planners etc)

6. I was hired as a VP of an online advertising platform similar to FastClick Media. I had an equity position and set up our trade show booth at AdTech Conferences. We had good software and hungry clients! Unbeknownst to any of us, our CEO was secretly developing spyware under the table which took the Company down. Our closet competitor FastClick sold a year later for 96 million dollars we were locked out and left with nothing.

7. I was invited to join Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) and toured all over the world for 17 years.

8. I was hired to consult with a public company start-up, on the Canadian Stock Exchange in the Vertical Farming niche. Using my internet marketing and social media tactics (webinars etc) moved their stock from a nickel to over a dollar in a short period. Two Hollywood producers wanted a public company vehicle so we vended their assets into a listed Company (RTO), changed the name, rebranded and I became The CEO and President of Imagination Park Entertainment (CSE:IP OTC:IPFFN) http://imaginationpark.com The Company (IP) produces feature films, virtual reality content and I'm working behind the scenes on developing smart contracts using Blockchain technology for disrupting the film industry

9. I own a professional recording studio and record two podcasts, Lets Talk Rock (musical road stories and guests) letstalkrock.ca and The Parenting Toolbox (with a client)

10. I have partnered with a content provider (a young energetic film teacher) to build BC Film Academy, A portal for online filmmaking courses I have started to build my own course called “Your Magnetic PowerStory” which teaches a combo of copywriting and story telling arcs to help entrepreneurs market their business using stories.

front fees and/or stock and then get dumped once they have what they want or run out of money. Everyone wants to "pick-my-brain".

I also do humanitarian work in places like Haiti. See my music video shot in Haiti https://youtu.be/GT8rnuELraY

So there you have it. A veteran rock musician, seasoned Creative Director, visual artist, public company Director, Hollywood film executive, digital marketer, front-of-the-room speaker, happily married and father of two stunningly beautiful daughters…

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

 

Jan 30, 2017

Writer Victoria Bolton lives in Westchester County, New York. A graduate of the College of Westchester, she works as a computer technician in schools and as a part-time actress. Read more at http://authorvictoriabolton.wordpress.com.

Jan 30, 2017

CHRIS M. SPRAGUE

TV Host, Director and Executive Producer

Personal Growth Visionary and International Transformation

& Empowerment Ambassador

Author, Platform and Keynote Speaker

Founder: VideoContent.Agency (VideoContent.Agency)

Founder: VCN TV (The Video Content Network) (VCNTV.com)

Founder: ProCoachTV (ProCoachTV.com and VCNTV.com/procoachtv/)

Founder: The Professional Practice Builders Society (PPBSociety.com).

Radio and television personality (a partial list of appearances can be found at

chrismsprague.com/media)

Creator:

The Secret Blueprint to More (_____*)

(TheSecretBlueprintToMore.com)

Shared the stage with – Joel Comm, Ken McArthur, Lori Ruff, Brian G. Johnson and John

C. Maxwell to name a few.

Endorsements and testimonials can be found online: linkedin.com/in/chrismsprague and

chrismsprague.com/testimonials.

CONTACT INFORMATION / SELCTED SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

(P): +1 855.746.4267

(W): chrismsprague.com Bookings: booking@sangnite.com

YouTube:

youtube.com/c/ChrisMSpragueTeam

(My Channel)

 

youtube.com/c/VCNTV

(VCN TV)

 

 

youtube.com/c/VideocontentAgency

(VideoContent.Agency)

Facebook:

facebook.com/Chris.M.Sprague

(My Fan Page)

 

facebook.com/videocontentnetwork

(VCN TV)

 

facebook.com/videocontent.agency

(VideoContent.Agency)

Twitter:

twitter.com/Chris M Sprague

LinkedIn:

linkedin.com/in/chrismsprague

Jan 30, 2017

Rhonda Knight Boyle is a transformational leader and the founder of the Yellow Sub Group, a coaching and consulting company utilizing Clifton Strengths strategies to achieve breakthrough transformation and maximize productivity in individuals, teams and organizations. Rhonda teaches her strengths-based processes through workshops, corporate education, and group coaching. She's been part of the strengths movement since 2008.

Her powerful Activation and Mastery trainings offer a dive into strengths application with the intention to creating a life worth living. Examine your talents through the entire lens of needs, motivations, triggers, and "penthouse and outhouse." Learn to SHIFT yourself and others into a new way of thinking.

Rhonda is the author of Dive into Strengths: An Exploration Into the Very Best YOU! She can be heard on the OklahomaTalkingCo podcast network and is the host of the Activate Your Strengths Show. She writes and speaks about living a life of contribution using your innate, natural talents and is an enthusiastic advocate of positive, strengths-based psychology.
 
 
 
 
Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas
 
 
Jan 30, 2017

I am a Holistic Healer turned Birth Warrior turned Soulful Sister!

I have been providing holistic care to patients throughout Alberta since 1995. I hold certification in both Acupuncture and Massage Therapy, and have extensive additional training in craniosacral therapy, meditation, pregnancy& fertility care, and sacred rituals.  I effectively combine all modalities into my treatments, treating patients with a nurturing and intuitive spirit.


As a bodyworker, I work with patients from infancy and onward, honouring their journeys and offering support in whatever form is required.  I believe deeply that my patients hold within themselves the ability to heal themselves.

As a doula, I empower clients throughout pregnancy, labour and into parenthood, to create an extraordinary birth experience.  I believe in a new paradigm of birth – one where women are empowered and encouraged to find their inner strength.

 

As a facilitator of Soulful Sisterhood retreats and circles, I hold space for women to find authentic connections within themselves and their community, through deep reflection, release work and spiritual connection.  I believe that when Women circle together, miracles happen, and am blessed to have my Soulful Sisters in my life and in my tribe.


I care deeply, and truly look forward to welcoming you to Ripple Effect Wellness Centre.

Jan 30, 2017

Nisla Love, a wife, a mother, a sister,a friend and your marriage coach.  My goal is to help you have a better marriage, rebuild trust in your marriage, establish a stronger foundation and gain the love and success in your marriage you desire.

I do this by providing and sharing you my experience of being married for 19 years and my professional insight on self-development, effective communication, and the ability to regain and build trust with your spouse.  Marriage is one of the greatest union that God has created and ordained with his blessings.  I am passionate to serve individuals on how to establish a new foundation in their marriage and lives by showing them how to reconnect with one another for a better marriage through prayer, forgiveness and God’s grace in their lives.

I am a coach, motivational speaker, and an author because I want to share my experiences of 19 years of marriage and what I learned along the way from other married women that God’s promises is true for your marriage.  God wants you to have love, joy, and peace in your marriage. I will show you that these things are powerful in your relationship but you also need forgiveness in your marriage.   It took me years of learning and studying that the power of “Forgiveness” is a main ingredient that every marriage must have to thrive and be a healthy.  God wants you to have a healthy and happy marriage.  I want to show and equip you that your marriage can have a better marriage now with God’s love, joy, peace and forgiveness.  It starts right now with you.

You can check out the latest inspiring advice on obtaining a successful and thriving marriage by joining my email list.  By joining my email list I will provide you weekly effective content that will help you on your marriage. Sign up for my emailing list at BuildingABetterMarriage.com

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Jan 30, 2017

Best selling Author, International Speaker, and host of the eCommerce Master Plan Podcast.

Chloë Thomas has been working in eCommerce since 2003, learning how to increase orders, up customer retention, and recruit new customers cost effectively. Working with businesses from the high street right down to start ups. eCommerce MasterPlan is the result of Chloë's years of experience, the books, blogs and courses have all been created to help eCommerce business owners and marketers to make the right decisions as they build their own path to eCommerce success. The eCommerce MasterPlan Podcast exists to bring a weekly dose of inspiration direct to the desks of eCommerce business people all over the globe.

Power Retail (Australia) named Chloë as one of the top 10 eCommerce commentators in the world, and within 6 months of launch the podcast was already the top eCommerce podcast in the UK.

 

 

Jan 30, 2017

Michelle James has been pioneering Applied Creativity in business for 18 years. She is CEO of The Center for Creative Emergence and founded of the Capitol Creativity Network - an Applied Creativity community hub in DC since 2003, and more recently the Cville Creativity Network in Charlottesville, VA. Michelle is an organizational development and creativity consultant, facilitator and coach who has designed and delivered hundreds of programs for organizations such as VHDA, Microsoft, Deloitte, Panasonic, GEICO, National Institutes of Heath, Dept of Health and Human Services, NOAA, Dominos Pizza, Assn of Arts and Humanities, John Deere, The World Bank, Kaiser Permanente and Invest Northern Ireland among many others. She is an adjunct faculty at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, offering monthly programs on Improv theater for Leadership and Creative Thinking to senior government executives and policy leaders.

Known for creating richly textured learning environments that weave together storytelling, improvisation, the arts, and other whole-brain approaches with creative solution finding methods and sound workplace practices, her sessions have been featured on television, the radio and in several books. Michelle performed full-length improvised plays with Precipice Improv for 10 years and developed Quantum Leap Business Improv. She’s been recognized for Visionary Leadership in Fast Company’s blog, Leading Change, and she produced and two sold-out Creativity in Business Conferences in Washington, DC, and the first online Creativity in Business Telesummit. She founded the Capitol Creativity Network in DC - a community service hub - which she ran from 2003-2013 until she moved to Charlottesville, VA where she started the Cville Creativity Network. She is currently writing a book, Pattern Breaks: A Facilitator’s Guide to Cultivating Creativity, due out in 2017.

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Jan 29, 2017
Kristen Darcy is a noted author, fertility coach,  motivational speaker, divorce coach and expert on the emotional aspects of both infertility and divorce recovery. While there is an ample supply of medical experts who offer advice and information to the millions of women across the nation who experience infertility each year or a life crisis, there are few who can address the mental and emotional crisis known all too well by women who are experiencing the “bottom falling out” of their lives.   Kristen Darcy, author of Girlfriend to Girlfriend: A Fertility Companion (First Books Library, 2000) and the award-winning Love & Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing Infertility, Marriage and Life (LifeLine Press, 2004) is the advisor, supporter, and friend  women need. Love and Infertility is the recipient of the Hope Award, Best Book, Coping, from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She has been highlighted in national publications and broadcast media including NBC’s The Today ShowWoman’s World magazine, PBS’ Health Week and The Boston Globe.  Coming December  2016 Kristen’s new book:  Making Dads:  What Every Guy Needs To Know About His Reproductive Health   Learn more at www.kristendarcy.com 

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

 

 

Jan 29, 2017

The intent of my photography body of works is to take the audience on an expedition beyond the current society they live in and show them some of the hidden wonders of the world.

 

I want to open a doorway to showcase the forgotten voices and give them a chance to speak out for themselves.

 

Over the last two years, I traveled to various countries - Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Switzerland, Spain, the Philippines and Indonesia.

 

I took the opportunity to build on my photography portfolio while preparing for my IB art exhibition. I attended an IB world boarding school in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, over the last three years and graduated this year in May with the full International Baccalaureate diploma.

 

My photographs revolve around the theme of 'Cultural Identity'.

 

Thailand: I lived for a while with an indigenous hill tribe in the province of Mae Hong Song in the triangle of Burma, Laos and Thailand where I photographed and documented daily life and customs.

 

Spain: At the East coast of Spain, I attended a festival known as "Moros i Cristians" that commemorates every year the battles between the Moors and the Christians during a period known as Reconquista (from the 8th century through the 15th century).

 

Vietnam: Documenting the busy day to day life in Ho Chi Minh City opened my eyes for the functioning chaos in this great city.

 

Switzerland: Showcasing the disconnection from each other in a first world society can be an eye opener. It is a strong contrast to see the many resources available at their disposal compared to third world countries that have much less but seem to be happier making the most of what they have.

 

Malaysia: Working in 'Taman Megah's Handicapped & Disabled Children's Home' in Kuala Lumpur impacted me deeply. In my portraits, I wanted to create a personal approach to an otherwise overwhelming topic regarding the disabled community. It was important to me to shine light on their inherent beauty that would open people's heart and forgo prejudices, fear and judgement. These people are just like you and I in their innermost being.

 

Philippines: Visting Boracay, a world luxury tourist destination, was the complete opposite of my experience in Kuala Lumpur. The tranquility and sheer beauty of the scenery allowed for breathtaking photographs being taken.

 

Indonesia: Currently, I am doing volunteer work at a local school in the North of Bali, teaching English to village children on a daily basis, until my studies start in February 2017.

 

I carry on photographing people around the world, in light that one day the world will see that we're not as different from each other as we think we are.

 

- I'm in the process of creating a platform to display my high end photographs. For now, I am mainly on Instagram. -

https://www.instagram.com/joelleiseli/

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Jan 29, 2017

Rohan Chaubey is the Author of the book Make People Want You.

Rohan is recognized as a relationship strategist, social media enthusiast, programming geek and a young blogger with a penchant for personal development.

His passion is to deliver high-quality web content and help bloggers, authors, small business owners and startup founders unlock their next level of success using social media and blogging.

Huff Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/rohanchaubey4321-837

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

Jan 29, 2017

Mentor Mumma is a voice in the conversation around mentor parenting. The idea that as parents our primary job just below unconditional love is to mentor our children through life.

 

At Mentor Mumma we predominantly focus on parenting of 9 to 19 year olds, and teach parents that in order to raise independent and respectful humans you have to put responsibility on their shoulders. This is done in a progressive manner which in turn builds self confidence, self esteem, respect, gratitude and a multitude of life skills.

 

Mentor Mumma’s alta ego is Jodie-Anne Harlow, aka Jo. Jo has a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours … always put that part in there because that cost the most and was a lot of hard work!) and a degree in Journalism. In addition she has over 20 years working in the Community Services Sector with youth, disabled teens and adults, and people over 65. 

 

Jo has authored several books. Her latest is Beyond School: Practical Tips for Teens which aims to help #breakthecycle and #educatetoelevate. Australia has an embarrassing 300,000+ cases of child abuse each year, and 17% of our children and teens live in poverty. The cycle of entitlement, welfare and poverty has to stop. Mentor Mumma movement and Jo’s book are just two tools making a difference and changing teenagers lives, and their families lives for the better.

 

Credits:
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas

 

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