Chris J. Bradshaw is producer & host of the China Jedi podcast and a health, marketing and education professional. He is an energetic, creative, goal orientated leader and coach who excels at serving and inspiring others, generating powerful results and thriving business.
After the death of his brother and the near loss of his parents in a tragic car accident at age three, JJ Ashcraft struggled with a fear of death that plagued him through childhood. After many failed attempts during his teenage years to break his fears, he found a tool that changed everything -
Sensory Deprivation Tanks.
Combining isolation and visualization techniques, JJ learned how to overcome his fears and push the boundaries of what he thought was possible in his own life. In the process, JJ partnered with two others and opened Gravity Spa, a flotation center where he figured out how to help others break difficult habits and become better versions of themselves. After selling his portion of the business, he decided to put his new skills to the ultimate test...what would prove to the world that these methods are legitimate? In a struggle between overcoming fears and finding passion, JJ takes a literal leap from 13,000 feet to find out that his deepest fears brought about a love for flying he never would have expected. Where will your fears take you?
As a Shin Daoist and Spiritual Healer, I am focused on influencing the world to embrace the Shin Dao – the Way of the Heart. We (my life partner, Neil Thrussell and I) are creating a global movement from intellectual, mind-based living to compassion, heart-based living.
This is our website: https://shindao.com/
John Francis is a Human Resources professional, podcast host and entrepreneur.
President of Theonera Inc. a virtual recruitment and retention business that provides affordable HR services to businesses worldwide.
The Founder of TheResumeFilter a SaaS business that screens and sorts job applicants and presents only qualified candidates to hiring managers.
Podcast host of : Work Passion Fit. A show that talks with business leaders and entrepreneurs about what they are truly passionate about and how their passions manifest themselves in their work.
Holders of a Masters of Philosophy from Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.
I have a passion for the following; my family, reading [I absolutely love a great story], soccer, running, the arts, skiing, hiking, national and international travel.
A Canadian and European citizen.
Avid consumer of economic and political trends and issues
Carlon Newson has had a love affair with words since she heard her parent’s voices. As a toddler she talked so much she earned from family and friends, the nicknames Radio and Talking Machine. Carlon has since changed her major form of communication to writing.
Carlon Newson appreciates all forms of written communication. Having written stories all her life, she decided that her next phase of life she would have her stories published and share them with like-minded people all over the world. That is what this website is for. Here Ciecie showcases her love of words.
You can hear her speak when you tune into her YouTube Channel were she vlogs and host her podcast channel where she interviews people that successfully reached their potential. Talking with people is a favored past-time and she has spoken to some interesting folks on her Podcast. If you sign up for Carlon’s newsletters you will get special short stories, blogs on writing, and publishing and where you can go to hear her speak.
Carlon has always been told, she lives in her own little world. As Carlon has matured, her world has enlarged, and she wishes to share it with you. www.cieciesworld.com
James Higgins is a web developer and graphic designer hailing from Calgary, Alberta Canada.
James is the founder of the Selfling Teen Support Foundation, a startup not for profit also based out of Calgary, Alberta. Selfling is the foundation behind the Selfling Teens Support App which will launch in mid 2016 on the Apple App Store. Selfling's mission is to help build stronger connections between teens and teens support agencies.
James is very eager to speak to other teen support agencies, youth coaches, and other professionals that work with teens and to discover how Selfling can help them out when it comes to connecting with teens.
In July of 2016, James will be launching a crowdfunding campaign through ATB's Alberta Boostr Program and will be campaigning heavily for support to help fund the first version of the app. Stay tuned!
James has a total of 11 years experience in the field and holds a Digital Media Arts Diploma from Sprott-Shaw Community College as well as a Web Developer Certificate from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). In April of 2014, James registered his company, SLIcore Design in Alberta and has since begun working with small businesses in Calgary (with one client in the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia).
Moneeka Sawyer has often been described as one of the most joyful people you will ever meet. She is the International best-selling author of the award winning book “Choose Bliss: The Power and Practice of Joy and Contentment,” which covers the proven strategies she has taught as an executive coach for over a decade.
Moneeka Sawyer believes that we can and should choose bliss in all areas of our lives from relationships to business to investing. To that end, Moneeka created the Blissful Real Estate Investor Formula. She is well versed in many types of investing, but her favorite is Real Estate. She has been investing in real estate for 25 years and has seen several real estate cycles, and has developed specific strategies to create a multi-million dollar real estate investing business. This business has allowed her to travel to over 50 countries, living her bliss, while she runs it part-time and with very little stress.
She loves helping people build their own foundation of wealth so they can focus on their passions, missions and the things that are most important to them. Her expertise has been featured nationwide on radio and TV including ABC, CBS, and Fox.
With over three decades of experience as a consultant, facilitator and yes, one of the first female Emergency Services Firefighters, Carla White earned her badassery badge by rising from the ashes of life’s literal and figurative fires. Today, she’s on a mission to educate, empower and inspire others to STOP letting life’s inevitable fires burn them to the ground and START reigniting their own SPARK. From burnout and depression during her nursing career, to specializing in dealing with crisis and chaos in her work with clients, and surviving the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire - Canada’s largest and most expensive natural disaster in history - Carla knows a thing or ten about bouncing forward from life’s rock bottom moments. She applies her real-world expertise to consult with government agencies, municipalities, first responders and health care on their unique resiliency issues.
Carla is the author of the upcoming book: Reignite your Spark: Simple Steps to Extinguish Stress and go from Burned Out to Fired Up, and a 3x International best-selling co-author, including her featured story in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada.
Additionally, Carla is a sought-after consultant for human resource departments on crisis management and has worked with some of the world’s top thought leaders as a Human Potential mentor and facilitator. In both capacities, Carla delivers leading edge content and mastery programs in Resiliency, Reinvention, Stress & Crisis Management.
As a keynote presenter and dynamic speaker, Carla brings a relatable, results- driven wit and charm to her exceptional storytelling. From seminars and strategic work sessions to executive retreats, Carla partners with you to re-energize your teams, empower your groups, and be a catalyst for high impact change.
Through her signature set of Resiliency Tools, Carla successfully shifts individuals and audiences around the world from stuck and stressed to refueled and reignited! Part powerful mindset practices, part life and business skill building, Carla’s uncanny ability to transform audiences with her unique fusion of heart, humour and high impact content is unparalleled.
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Jason Richardson is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Sound Therapist and Transformational Law of Attraction Life Coach. He has a deep passion for and commitment to the healing and expansion of all those he works with. Skilled in his craft, Jason really knows how to help people achieve their mental, physical, spiritual and financial desires. His diverse talents bring true results through an infusion of sound therapy, hypnotherapy and coaching.
Jason’s unique combination of Sound Therapy/True-Sync Entrainment, Hypnosis and Coaching, allow you to quickly replace negative and self-destructive thought patterns with thought patterns and behaviors that are loving, positive, productive and get results. He is gifted at assisting those he works with to change and heal their lives permanently. Jason guides you to ‘your true abundance that resides within’.
He specializes in many categories including:
Jason has been happily married to Allyson since June of 1994 and together they have been blessed with 5 beautiful children.
Jason discovered the power of the subconscious mind through hypnosis and the healing effects of sound and frequency in the early 2000’s. As he began using these processes on himself, working with other hypnotherapists and coaches he noticed profound shifts in his ability to cope with his own life. He began cultivating a true love for life and Jason began building true abundance in his life on all levels, starting with his relationship with himself and continuing on to his relationship with everyone else, especially his wife and children. Overcoming depression, thoughts of suicide, self-abusive behavior and anxiety, Jason developed not only the “will to live” but also the passion and “desire to thrive”. He has successfully integrated these healing modalities into his own private practice of helping others to overcome so many of life’s challenges and ultimately develop trusting, loving relationships with themselves and those that surround them. Changing and healing their lives permanently and guiding them to the true abundance that resides within
John David Mann rose to international prominence with The Go-Giver, co-authored with Bob Burg, which has sold more than a half a million copies in two dozen languages and been hailed as “one of the most important parables about business—and life—of our me” by Adam Grant (Give and Take) and praised by the likes of Arianna Huffington, Brian Tracy, Seth Godin and Glenn Beck. The Recipe is his 24th book.
My name is Lisa Iannucci and I am a 25-year veteran of publishing, having written for multiple magazines and newspapers. I’ve also published 10 books. For more on me other than my travel writing, please visit my website, lisawriter.com, and check out Sports Palooza Radio http://radio.sportspalooza.com/ where I co-host with Ej “The Rainmaker” Garr.
On the travel side, I’ve published articles on travel for the Los Angeles Times Travel section and I’m co-author of Healthy Travel: Don’t Leave Home Without It.
Hi there! I am Stacey Perlin, a Marketing & Events Freelancer and Tarot Card Reader currently living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. My main role year round is Communications and Programming Coordinator for the Calgary Cinamatheque Society. I'm also the Event Coordinator for the Calgary European Film Festival (CEFF), presented November 5 - 12, 2017 by the European Cultural Society of Calgary.
My approach is collaborative and client-focused. I'm happy to work on my own or as part of a team, love to support Arts and Culture, work in Digital Media, and be a better Communicator. #AlwaysLearning!
I have worked in Canada, the United Kingdom, and in partnership with the United States. I was raised on planes, trains, and automobiles. I come from a background in film/television production blended with education/experience in communications and event management.
Regarding my skills as a tarot card reader, I've been active since 2001, and have read for hundreds of people individually and at events. The Facebook link below will take you to my "Card Readings with Stacey" page. I'd love to help you see the good and find your strengths.
I’m Lea Storry and as my last name connotes, I’m a writer. I’m an editor and publisher, too and own a corporate memoir writing business, Our Corporate History, as well as a personal memoir writing business, Family Lines. I interview people, collect their memories and then shape their words into stories. As well, I run writing classes and do volunteer work with homeless shelters around Calgary, Canada. In 2015, I edited and published a book of stories that I complied from authors in my workshops. My background is in journalism and I also know how to fly a Cessna.
Austin Chandler Peek is the Founder of RiverStone RECAP which is a commercial real estate mortgage firm. He’s 32 years old and hails from sunny Jacksonville, Florida. Austin started RiverStone RECAP 4 years ago and he’s originated over $60MM in commercial mortgage loans – all across the country. In his free time he enjoys: feeding his two white pussies and living the YOLO lifestyle. This fascinating guest is proudest of his latest endeavor, which is launching a (self-proclaimed) award-winning podcast: Millionaire Interviews.
Meryl Klemow is a freelance podcaster, writer and animal kisser! Hailing from Scranton, PA (yes...that place The Office is based in), she graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and quickly fled to Southern California.
Meryl worked for many years at the world-renowned music venue the Belly Up in Solana Beach and there podcasted with major musical legends such as Mick Fleetwood, Robert Cray, Jimmy Buffett and CeeLo Greene. She now transitioned into a freelance and remote working role as that is where she believes the future of work is going and enjoys her time as a copywriter for Podfly, and co-host and co-producer of her comedy podcast, Campfire Shit Show along with local comedy writer and promoter Beau Hufford.
Meryl is an avid animal lover and is not shy to talk about some of her crazy up-close animal experiences! From taking a shot of tequila with Prince Harry to landing in the San Diego Zoo newsletter while petting a rhino, Meryl certainly has some tales to tell!
Elena Lipson has more than 15 years of healthcare consulting experience, serving federal and commercial clients and mentoring emerging companies. She is a Principal and Founder of Mosaic Growth Partners, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., that helps organizations and entrepreneurs in the healthcare and aging industries with business growth strategy consulting. The firm offers market intelligence and growth strategy services, as well as personalized training and workshops and individual and group coaching programs.
Prior to founding Mosaic Growth Partners, Elena led AARP Services' business development efforts in health and caregiving. At AARP, Elena was responsible for securing strategic partnerships, developing new business models and serving as an innovation champion. In this role, she built deep market knowledge and a strong industry network by working with hundreds of emerging and established companies.
Elena also spent nearly 10 years as a management consultant, primarily with Deloitte Consulting, where she led strategy, human capital and technology engagements for federal health clients and the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. She also led sales and capture strategy, teaming, strategic business development and client excellence for the Department of Defense Military Health System account.
Elena is a Project Management Professional and a certified Agile Scrum Master. She graduated with a Master of Public Policy from American University and a B.A. in Political Science with High Honors from the University of Michigan.
Mary Van Dorn has over 30 years working in the mortgage lending industry. She enjoys working with clients to assist them with their real estate financing. She has extensive experience working with:
* First-time homebuyers
* Jumbo home loans.
* New tract homes.
She is often asked to combine her experience as a previous instructor of the American School of Mortgage Banking and Loan Consultant to provide detailed informative presentations on various topics:
* Financing investment properties
* Analyzing and increasing your credit scores
* Home buying workshops for first-time buyers
* Workshops for buyers re-entering the real estate market.
* Home selling workshops.
* Making the best use of your equity when down-sizing
Mary believes it is important to be a supportive member of her community. She has a very special place in her heart for children and works to help better their worlds through her volunteer work as President, Board of Directors for Thomas House Family Shelter, a temporary shelter for homeless families in Orange County, Ca.
She helped establish "Quiet Little Angels" dedicated to anonymously brightening the holidays for homeless children.
Using her extensive mortgage lending experience working with leaders in the real estate industry and her passion for making the home buying process understandable and less stressful Mary has developed a podcast series which breaks down all aspects of the home buying process. Interviews with leading agents, inspectors and consultants to provide an all-inclusive educational experience for homebuyers, sellers and professionals associated with real estate transactions.
Steven Robertson, CEO at Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs
“Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude” Zig Ziglar
Steven Robertson: At JKCP I am driven to cultivate a culture that results in memories that last a lifetime as part of an exceptional customer experience.
Building and maintaining relationships with our international partners as well as local businesses, colleges and universities is where I focus much of my attention. Then, I connect with teams I lead, to ensure we are always exceeding customer, partner and student expectations.
My desire to attract students from around the globe to our programs, keeps me focused on our future. As we continuously innovate, I keep my eye on the ball that is in play today and never lose sight of the lessons and successes from the past. They have shaped and inspired who and where we are today.
Dr.Rosenna Bakari is an author, speaker and transformational poet focused on raising awareness of the hidden pain. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Psychology to begin her career in counseling, and a Ph.D. at U. Northern Colorado to transition from counseling to teaching. She taught psychology at community college, private and state universities before founding Talking Trees, an empowerment organization for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She founded the organization in 2010 when she began living openly as a survivor. Earning a Ph.D., having a long-term marriage and building a good career served as distractions while living in silence for over 30 years while hiding thoughts of suicide and accumulating health issues. When the systems on which she relied, ultimately, failed she found her way through the darkness using unconventional sources such as poetry and martial arts.
Her organization has over 5500 international members and holds a national conference every April 15 to celebrate the resilience of survivors. She weaved through bitterness and anger in a world that felt hell-bent on breaking the spirit and believes others can too, because trauma should not have the final word.
After working for two years in the Canadian publishing industry, she moved to California for the opportunities and the sunshine. She writes, ghostwrites and edits for a variety of clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including entertainment, health and digital marketing. Her not-so-secret passion is creative writing, and she is always writing, revising or sending out her novels and short stories to publishers, agents and literary magazines (where she had her first story published!).
Covering Black Hat 2016 with ITSPmagazine co-founders Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli was the impetus that led to the birth of Diverse IT, and in the last year she has helped grow this column and podcast into a safe and fun platform where her conversational interviews and articles give a voice to the thoughts, ongoing efforts and victories of all her guests.