Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège embody the pluralistic vision of a new generation of music makers and socially conscious activists. Leader and co-founder Derrick N. Ashong, a.k.a. DNA, dubbed a "YouTube phenom" by the New York Times, is the former host of The Derrick Ashong Experience on Oprah radio and is a Ghana-born, Oprah-endorsed Harvard graduate. He originally formed Soulfege with college choir mate Jonathan Gramling. Subsequently they created Take Back the Mic, a movement to put meaning back into today's music and to challenge a new generation of youth to find their own voice and t…Read more
Patricia Baccili, Ph.D., Entrepreneur and Award Winning Positive Talk Radio Host, is founder and CEO of Unlimited Possibilities Now and The Organizational Consulting Group, a 20 year consulting firm with offices in Seattle and New Jersey. OCG stands alone in its commitment to help transform learning and performance into tangible business results. OCG’s consulting is a learning partnership, linking compelling vision to the strategies needed to enact them and to the actions needed to produce results. OCG is highly recognized by the Department of Personnel in the State of Washington and is on the…Read more
Rachel Bagby, J.D. (Stanford), founder of Choral Earth, is an author, creator of poetic forms, composer, vocalist, renowned performance artist and was a founding member (soprano and dancer) of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra.
Using her voice as an instrument of change, Rachel is a sought-after speaker, and she has keynoted or presented in hundreds of venues on topics ranging from “Writing Lives, Writing Activism” for journalists to “Spirit in Action: The Heart and Soul of the Advocate” for lawyers, to “Voice Blessings,” part of Women, Love and Power with Oprah Winfrey. In addition, choruses around…Read more
Sylvia Clute is the Program Coordinator for Restorative Youth Services of Virginia headquartered in Richmond, Va. She has many years of experience as a trial attorney, is a trained Collaborative Law practitioner, mediator and restorative justice facilitator. She holds graduate degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Boston University School of Law, and the University of California at Berkeley. She has authored two books, Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality: A Call for a Compassionate Revolution (Hampton Roads, 2010) and Destiny Unveiled (New Founders Press, 2007). Her blog, www.Ge…Read more
Brooke Medicine Eagle is a legendary Earth wisdom teacher, singer, visionary, catalyst for wholeness, and ceremonial leader of native and European descent. She is the best selling author of the Native American literary classic, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, and of The Last Ghost Dance. Over the last 30 years, her many music recordings, teaching, writing, and wilderness spiritual camps have touched and transformed hearts and minds across the world. Brooke is also a sacred ecologist with a focused interest in sustainable / harmonious living; conservation of pure springs; songwriter; and Feng Shu…Read more
Education and Certifications: B.S. in Science, (1989) Seattle Pacific University; CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), 1996 NSCA; CPR; AED; First Aid.
Experience: PJ started personal training in 1987, and grew his business successfully for the following 11 years, training clients out of their homes and local area gyms. With these clients’ help as test subjects, PJ invented his “multi-protocol” concept and refined it through 1998 when he formally introduced it to the X Gym.
PJ still spends hours each week studying the current research to further improve the X Gym methods. He…Read more
Nassim Haramein was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1962.
As early as 9 years old, Nassim was already developing the basis for a unified hyperdimensional theory of matter and energy, which he eventually called the “Holofractographic Universe.”
Haramein has spent most of his life researching the fundamental geometry of hyperspace, studying a variety of fields from theoretical physics, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology and chemistry to anthropology and ancient civilizations. Combining this knowledge with a keen observation of the behavior of nature, he discovered a specific geometric array …Read more
Soleil is an International Mind-Body Educator who gently, yet purposefully guides her varied clients - stressed executives, creative entrepreneurs, and curious yogis - to WAKE UP NOW to a life that moves beyond the same-old, same-old.
Armed with the question, "What's happening NOW", she hooks you into noticing the body's discomfort and the mind's diversions. Because, as Soleil says, "How are you going to handle what's happening outside of you, if you can't figure out what's going on inside of you?"
Merging 18 years of High-tech management, facilitation, & coaching along with 30 years of yog…Read more
My name is Joseph J. Jacques Social Architect and Gratitude life-style coach for culture. My life's purpose has been to provide a platform/stage for humanity to gather and see itself in profound ways. My main organization: CAST "Conscious Action Starts Today" is my Master Context from which I create and provide useful and meaningful curriculum's for those to know their great story of themselves in relationship to their psycho-social-spiritual-earthy environment. I use the tools of CAST to help organizations like 'ONE' bring light to the many ways human beings can connect and play out thei…Read more
Empowerment WORKS' Executive Director / Global Programs Officer
Melanie's passion to promote a sustainable world began at 20 in 1994 with a semester in mainland China where she saw the early warning signs of the most pressing social and environmental challenges facing humanity.
In 1999, Melanie's in international development field research took her into separatist conflict regions of West Africa where her experience with culturally-rich communities underscored the need for collaborative, whole-system and most of all, locally-led solutions. Putting this theory into practice, Melanie started…Read more
Fredric Lehrman is the founder and director of Nomad University, established in 1974 as an international network of inspiring teachers and self-directed students. This community is a clearing house for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exploration at all levels, with every aspect of the program being adapted to support the individual student in developing their unique gift, talent, and mode of service.
Fredric Lehrman has tested and applied these educational principals in his own life, and serves as a consultant and teacher to businesses and organizations worldwide. He is a trainer in many…Read more
World adventurer, social entrepreneur, meditation guide and lover of Life. Brad Morris is on a mission to raise the love vibe globally through his Inner-vative approach to making meditation fun and helping people laugh to enlightenment with his Conscious Comedy videos and unique way of outlook on life. He has impacted many lives world-wide by simply living his Cowabunga Life and passionately inviting others to do the same. You can check out his Cowabunga Life at: www.CowabungaLife.com
Tim VanOrden, creator of the Running Raw Project and elite raw, vegan athlete is shattering the myths and misconceptions that surround a plant based diet. His talks have inspired countless people across the globe to improve their health. Tim doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk, excelling in some of the world’s most grueling sports.
Tim is a 6 time U.S. Trail Running Champion, the 2010 U.S.A Masters Mountain Runner of the Year and he finished 4th (top US finisher)in the 2011 stair climbing world championships up the Empire State Building. He has been featured in GQ, The Wall Street J…Read more
New York Times Bestselling Author
As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He worked directly with heads of state and CEOs of major companies. His books on economics and geo-politics have sold more than 1 million copies, spent many months on the New York Times and other bestseller lists, and are published in over 30 languages.
John's Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (70 weeks on …Read more
The grandson of Baskin-Robbins founder Irvine Robbins, and the son of bestselling Diet for a New America author and health and sustainability activist John Robbins, Ocean Robbins started making a difference early in life. He organized a peace rally in his elementary school at age 7, and in 1990, at age 16, Ocean was co-founder of YES!, www.yesworld.org, which he directed for 20 years. Ocean has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people and facilitated more than 50 week-long gatherings for young leaders from 65+ nations. Ocean is author of Choices for Our Future and of The Power of Partne…Read more
Jamaica Stevens is a Healer, Mother, Community Organizer, and Facilitator of Transformation. Weaving the synergy from her work with individuals on the path of healing to our collective path of healing, she founded Tribal Convergence and the Convergence Network. Tribal Convergence is a series of Visionary Conferences connecting leaders from West Coast communities in the common purpose of fostering sustainable, abundant, resourceful, creative lives. The Convergence Network unifies tribes working towards furthering their ongoing, local, grassroots endeavors in context to a larger Vision. As an ag…Read more
DIANA STOBO is a speaker, culinary artist, raw food advocate and a two time award-winning author of “Get Naked Fast! A guide to stripping away the foods that weigh you down” and her second book “Naked Bliss: Naughty and Nutritious Dairy Free Milkshakes” Once weighing 247 pounds, Diana has dedicated 10 years of studying nutrition to educate and empower others on the advantages of a raw food lifestyle through the lens of food as medicine. Diana regularly conducts instructional sessions as a wellness coach to individuals, at major corporations, local natural markets, wellness festivals, spas, me…Read more
Of Irish, German, and African-American heritage, Sunjata grew up in Chicago, the adopted son of a police dispatcher and a civil rights worker. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He then received his master's degree in fine arts from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Sunjata played the role of a sailor on shore leave on the first post-9/11 themed episode of Sex and The City. He has portrayed Langston Hughes in the film Brother to Brother and James Holt, a fictitious fashion designer in The Devil Wears…Read more
After 36 years in the practice of pathology, Dr. Sylvest recently retired from his position as associate medical director of Bostwick Laboratory in order to devote his time and attention to sharing the information that led to his own healing and the healing work he has done over the years in addition to his pathology practice. Growing up as a preacher’s kid in Louisiana, Dr. Sylvest became aware at an early age of a wide range of human problems, including disease and death. This exposure sparked a search for answers and solutions which led to the study of medicine and, ultimately, patho…Read more
James Twyman, also known as The Peace Troubadour, is the NY Times bestselling author of 14 books, and has the reputation for drawing millions of people together in prayer during instances of world crisis. He has been invited by the leaders of countries like Iraq, Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Israel to perform The Peace Concert, even while wars or conflicts raged in those countries. He is also the director or producer of four films, including the award winning feature film "Indigo," and the documentary "The Moses Code." James' eight CD's have also been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people…Read more
Gregory is Vice President of Sustainable and Responsible Investing at EP Wealth Advisors, Inc., a well-established Registered Investment Advisory firm with over $1 Billion under management as of 1/1/11. As a veteran financial advisor with over 19 years in the field, Greg advises clients who want to align their wealth through investments that reflect their priorities and concerns for a better world. His clients want to generate healthy returns while cultivating opportunities to improve life for current and future generations.
Greg frequently writes articles, speaks at conferences and is often…Read more