Our celebration of Unpasteurized JOY is so enhanced by these dear guests and partners.
Virtual JOY Summit: INHALE LIFE, EXHALE JOY Event Partners
|Alexis RobinAlexis Robin is a speaker, Certified Master Life Coach, Coach Trainer and Radio Host of The Bright Side. She specializes in taking leaps of faith and living life in full bloom. Alexis graduated from the University of San Diego, and worked in fortune 500 companies until she decided to go the way her heart was guiding her. She moved to France, fell in love and became a life coach after the birth of her twins. She now guides the world at work to the lives of their dreams. If it sounds like a fairy tale, that’s because it is.
|Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, is an author and lecturer. He taught the largest course at Harvard on “Positive Psychology” and the third largest on “The Psychology of Leadership”—with a total of over 1,400 students. He currently teaches at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, where he cofounded The Institute for Positive Psychology in Education. Author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, he consults and lectures around the world to corporate executives, the general public, and at-risk populations on topics that include happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, mindfulness, and leadership. In his mindfulness lectures and workshops, Tal integrates theory and practice, East and West, philosophy and psychology. An avid sportsman, Tal won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships. He holds a doctorate in organizational behavior and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from Harvard.|
|Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Lissa Boles is an internationally renowned coach & consulting astrologer, Web TV personality, and consumer marketing specialist. She is the former talk-radio host of Toronto’s Small Business Big Ideas show, and was named one of 2011′s ‘Fastest Growing Inspirational Businesses’. She is also the CEO of SoulFullFilled Living, a group of companies dedicated to helping international change agents, thought leaders and purposeful entrepreneurs answer their life’s deepest callings through business while restoring the soul of business itself.|
|Eileen Winnick is a nationally known communications expertand works as a communications, crisis and media consultant for corporations, authors, celebrities and individuals across an array of industries. She helps them elevate their communication skills to become more effective negotiators, embrace their individual style, and develop public presence and personal persuasiveness. Her customized trainings teach corporations, government, small businesses, and individuals how to powerfully structure and position themselves in key-note speeches, negotiations, presentations, and television, social media or radio interviews.Today’s competitive and information-hungry environment, C-level executives and thought leaders understand that dynamic and persuasive skills are vital to an individual’s career and to his/her organization’s image. Clients include Alliance Global Institute, Merrill Lynch, The Bank of America, Tweedy Browne, LLC, Green-light Capital, AT+T, Proctor & Gamble, Astra Zeneca, Young + Rubicam, Novartis, Berlez /Schering, Medco, Paramount, Mullen Advertising, Purdue and Johnson + Johnson. Corporate leaders turn to Eileen to develop winning media interviews in traditional media (taped, live, in-studio, satellite remote) and social media (news releases, blogs, podcasting, and viral marketing).
Eileen coaches Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, Olympic athletes, political candidates, editors- in-chief, celebrities and best-selling authors for media interviews and presentations. Her clients appear on OPRAH, The Today Show, Meet the Press, Larry King, Nightline, The View, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, C-Span, Bloomberg, FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, HSN, and QVC.
Eileen was a professional TV spokeswoman and hosted her own show for Channel 13. She knows how to handle “hot seat” situations in front of a camera, at a podium, or in the boardroom.
|Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is one of our nations most respected voices on the psychology of women and the process of change in marriage and families. For over three decades, she was a staff psychologist at The Menninger Clinic in Topeka Kansas and a faculty member and supervisor in the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry. Currently in private practice in Lawrence Kansas, she is the author of numerous scholarly articles and eleven books, including The New York Times bestseller, The Dance of Anger, Women in Therapy, The Dance of Connection, and The Dance of Fear. Lerner has been a guest on Oprah, CNN, NPR and numerous other media. She is also, with her sister, an award-winning children’s book author, and she hosts a blog for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. Lerner’s new book is Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and The Coupled Up. Follow Harriet on Twitter @HarrietLerner|
|Kim Bushore-Maki is a student of surrender, a champion of women and a believer in love. In 2008, she left a career in higher education to pursue her dream of creating a space where women felt safe to explore and revel in their own juiciness. In 2010, Kim opened Shakti in the Mountains (www.shaktiinthemountains.com) where she provides individual counseling and yoga therapy as well as guides classes and workshops designed to enrich the lives of women. She is constantly thinking of new ways to raise the Shakti or feminine energy in her community and is excited to expand those efforts virtually with online classes and podcasts. Kim dreams of a world where the Shakti energy is honored and elevated in every woman, man and child.|
|Lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from classical Irish folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko griot family, and to Mumbai, India, where he received a grant to study under the great santoor master Panditji Shivkumar Sharma. His fresh perspective and bold experimentalism have been the backbone to beautiful, complex, and genuine compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques.Max has enlivened the conceptual framework of traditional folk music by fusing multi-cultural roots and traditions to create a truly compelling sound.Max ZT and House of Waters have shared the stage with some of the most influential international and national musical leaders of the century including Pt. Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Jimmy Cliff, KODO, and more. With their third CD out, they are, as Timeout NY states “A sight to behold.”
MaxZT is based out of Brooklyn, New York. He has put out six albums,
|Paulette Norman is one dynamic speaker. Her strong faith in God helped her through the tragic abduction and murder of her only child. Paulette’s journey is riveting. Her story can help you survive whatever challenges come into your life.The McKay Foundation -|
|Gretchen Pisano is the founder and CEO of Sounding Board Ink, LLC, a global coaching and consulting practice focused driving positive change in individuals and organizations. Gretchen specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership coaching, specifically in the areas of: strategic thinking, adult development/learning, social/emotional intelligence, coaching and visual facilitation.Gretchen has worked with senior leaders and entrepreneurs in the corporate, federal and not-for-profit sectors defining, focusing and strengthening efforts in strategic approaches to the marketplace, accelerated leadership development, and cutting edge experiential learning programs to enhance individual and organizational strength, resiliency and longevity. Recent projects have included engagements with Amazon’s subsidiary, CreateSpace, IKEA/O Magazine, the U.S. Air Force and the American Institute of CPAs.
Gretchen has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS from the University of California in Business Administration, and a Master Coach Certification from Martha Beck, Inc.
In addition to her organizational work with Sounding Board Ink, Gretchen keeps a small private coaching practice, and she trains developing coaches and facilitators for the Business Learning Institute and Martha Beck Inc. She is a sought after speaker on the topics of well-being, resiliency and strength strategies for executive leaders. Gretchen is the author of the Positivity LInk Leadership Course, the SBI Coaching Resource, the CoachFresh line of continuing education tools for coaches and facilitators, and co-author of the i2a: Insights to Action Strategic Thinking System with Tom Hood of the Business Learning Institute.
Gretchen collaborates with clients around the world and makes her home in Maryland with her husband and their three children, two dogs and stray-to-stay cat, Lucy.
|Priscilla Gilman is a former professor of English literature at Yale and Vassar and the author of the acclaimed memoir The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy (Harper), a beautiful exploration of one woman’s expectations and hopes for her children, her family, and herself, and of the ways in which we are all capable of re-imagining our lives and finding joy in the most unexpected circumstances. The Anti-Romantic Child was excerpted in Newsweek and featured on the cover of its international edition. It was an NPR Morning Edition Must-Read, Slate’s Book of the Week, and selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by both The Leonard Lopate Show and The Chicago Tribune. The Anti-Romantic Child was one of five nominees for a Books for a Better Life Award for Best First Book, and in July 2012, it was awarded the Mom’s Choice Gold Award honoring the best in family-friendly media, products, and services. Gilman writes regularly for publications including the Daily Beast, the New York Times, MORE magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and the Huffington Post. A prize-winning teacher and with a background in the performing arts, Gilman is a captivating speaker whose warmth, dynamism, and accessibility make her highly sought-after by diverse audiences. She speaks at schools, conferences, and organizations about parenting, literature, and overcoming challenges.|
|Andrea Scher is an artist, photographer and life coach. Through her award-winning blog Superhero Journal and e-courses, Mondo Beyondo and Superhero Photo, Andrea will inspire you to find your passions, dream big and say YES to the life you’ve always wanted.Andrea is also a supermom (no capes, just courage) to two adorable boys named Ben and Nico. You can often find her on her kitchen floor trying to get them to do superhero leaps for the camera. She is the co-author of wonderful book called Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters Guide to Shooting from the Heart.
P.S. Registration is open for the fall session of Mondo Beyondo now!
|Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, her life was irrevocably altered when she was hit by a truck on a bike ride. Doctors warned her parents that she was not expected to survive her extensive injuries and even if she recovered, she would never walk again. Janine’s hopes of being an elite sportsperson were gone. But Janine refused to believe what medical staff were telling her and instead she focused every sinew of her being on healing her broken body and crushed morale. After spinal surgery and months in the hospital, she returned home in a wheelchair.Struggling to come to terms with her shattered Olympic dreams, and wondering what life could now offer, Janine’s fighting spirit was rekindled watching small planes flying overhead. At that moment she said to herself, “If I can’t walk, I’ll fly.” And fly she did. Janine’s miraculous recovery and subsequent achievements are a testament to the power of the human spirit. and one that will move and inspire all who hear it.
Today, Janine Shepherd is a best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker who travels extensively in Australia and all over the world sharing her story with others.
|From boardrooms to conference centers, campgrounds to finish lines, the world is Shawn Shepheard’s classroom. And it’s from his biggest challenges that he’s learned the most.Shawn has successfully run three marathons and seven half-marathons in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association. He uses the same dedication, motivation and enthusiasm as an entrepreneur running his own business, and every single day in his quest to live a fulfilled life.
From the podium, Shawn weaves in examples from his own personal triumphs as a marathon runner, as well as touching stories from his volunteer work as an ambassador for people living with diabetes.Shawn has inspired countless people to lead their own fulfilled life; from young adults just starting out, to people in career transition, as well as corporate executives and business leaders. From his extensive experience in recruitment, customer service, career management and leadership training, he will share examples of how companies just like yours have implemented the changes and ideas he presents.
Hearing about what Shawn Shepheard has learned and accomplished, you will be inspired to test the limits and boundaries of what’s possible in your own life. Plus, you’ll leave with practical tools to make those changes, starting today.
|Kay Walten is founder and CEO of Loco Gringo Inc. an online travel and vacation site for the Riviera Maya Mexico. Kay has a social media company Kay Walten Consulting and works with small tourism-oriented businesses in developing countries to help them understand and use social media for marketing. Kay is an accomplished underwater cave explorer, a founding member of the Women’s Diver Hall of Fame. Kay’s true passion is to make a difference in the lives she touches, not only her clients, but her community. Kay has been instrumental in hurricane relief projects, local community school & library programs in Mexico and in the last couple of years has been working in Tanzania. The African chapter of her life began with Humane Society International on an animal program, and through that opportunity met local NGOs and has since been involved with childrens’ nutrition, education. This Fall Kay is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds to empower aspiring East African women in small business.|