2021 Speakers

Rachelle Babler

The Power of Advocating Through Music To Inspire Others To Help Themselves

Advocates are inspired by a cause, an experience, something they feel deeply about and want to share with others. An experience that has inspired others to advocate for is from the illness or loss of a loved one or friend, or perhaps through their own diagnosis. An experience that changed their life so much, they wanted to do something to bring awareness or help raise money for a cure, so that others wouldn’t experience the pain they did. Cancer is one thing that has inspired others to use their voice to advocate for.

Cancer advocacy creates awareness, awareness inspires others to take action and action creates prevention. What if that advocacy and awareness was brought to life through music? Your story through music? I did this with my sister’s colon cancer journey and am creating a new way of advocating, through music.  I have shared my sister's story through music and have received an overwhelming reaction and response that I never could have imagined. It’s now my mission to bring the power of advocating through music.

Doug Foley

Happiness of Pursuit: How to Rescript Conscious Entrepreneurship

For most of my 20’s I thought entrepreneurship was all about making as much money as possible so that you could live a lavish lifestyle. After my life was turned upside down by the near loss of our daughter, I realized something profound: being an entrepreneur wasn’t about the money! It was about the responsibility we have to make an impact in the world.

As conscious entrepreneurs, we have a unique opportunity to tap into our passions and expertise to build a business that solves real world problems. This path also enables us to build a business that aligns with lifestyle, our purpose, and leads to true fulfillment.

Amy Lawson Moore, Ph.D.

The Most Important Lessons from Training 101,000 Brains

What if we aren’t stuck with the cognitive cards we’ve been dealt? In a message of hope grounded in science, cognitive psychologist and brain training researcher Dr. Amy Moore shares three lessons she and her colleagues have learned about neuroplasticity-based interventions from working with more than 101,000 brain training clients.

With a fun demonstration, she shares why it’s important to use training tasks that challenge the many aspects of cognition. She also shares five key benefits of human-delivered brain training including motivation, transfer effects, and self-efficacy. Finally, she’ll share how her analysis of a massive set of brain training data revealed that age and diagnosis don’t really matter when it comes to training the brain. Expertly weaving research with personal experience, Dr. Moore delivers a talk that illustrates how cognitive training is so much more than brain games!

Jay B. Myers

Do What Is Right, Not What Is Easy

In the pursuit of success and profits, many businesses and organizations fail to recognize that these are the end results of ethics and excellence. The ever-increasing cases of scandals, frauds, and scams in various businesses and organizations have made ethics at the workplace, a significant issue.

Workplace ethics in business form a crucial part of every successful organization’s culture.  Any organization that, voluntarily follow business ethics, have better chances of success and survival in today’s hyper competitive business world. They prosper beyond expectations due to their ethical morals as compared to those, whose only goal is to earn profits and be ahead in the rat race, by compromising on ethical values. It is my belief that at the end of the day, a business has to be about more than just making money, a business has to have a conscience.

Doing the right thing is fundamental to creating and sustaining an effective, organizational value system. And it begins at the top. Leaders must lead – if the leader is not consistently taking right action, employees see it. So do outsiders, including community members, employees, and customers.

David Laflin

What Happens Next?


Your mind is continually preparing you for what it thinks will happen next. Without you even being aware of it, your mind eliminates things around you that it perceives as being unimportant, while simultaneously filling in what it thinks you need to see.

What if we could change the way we think, perceive, and experience the world around us? If we can step into these moments and view them differently, we will see new possibilities. And we may even be able to change…what happens next.

Coach DJ Davis, M.Ed.

Get In Your 3 Point Stance

Young athletes face major transitions at the end of their athletic career. Transitions which result in shifts in interpersonal relationships, mood swings, and daily routines.

Coach DJ is on a mission to empower those who work with aspiring athletes. His 3 Point Stance system helps young athletes reevaluate the impact that “not playing anymore“ has on their mental health.

Using his 28 years of experience working with youth and athletes, Coach DJ helps these young athletes implement a system that can help them better understand and cope with the challenges they’ll face in life after the game ends.

Tricia Nelson

Healing the Hidden Cause of Obesity


Quarantine 15? What we’ve learned from the pandemic is not only that comfort eating is a practice we’re all susceptible to, but that many of the co-morbidities that increase the progression and fatality of the disease are those associated with obesity. Now, more than ever, there is a red alert need to get to and heal the root cause of obesity and I believe that ending emotional eating is the hidden key.

After losing fifty pounds and overcoming my own battle with food and weight,  I have spent the past thirty years helping people stop reaching for food to quell their emotions and develop healthy, alternative tools that work, long-term, instead. When people are no longer compelled to eat for emotional reasons and can finally manage stress and anxiety in healthy ways, not only will they will win, but we flatten the curve on America’s rising obesity epidemic.

Monick Halm

Crisis-Proof Finances: Finding Security and Freedom in Times of Crisis

Financial education is lacking from our schooling, and yet it is a topic central to living full and purposeful adult lives. It is time we normalize the conversation about money and include wealth literacy in our education. Even when financial education is present, many of the lessons we are taught keep us financially precarious.

We may learn how to make money to live off of, but we don’t adequately teach how to make money in order to prepare for crisis aversion. Most Americans are one crisis (illness, death, pink slip, global pandemic) away from financial ruin. The idea is to share specific and actionable strategies for creating crisis-proof finances.

Terri Lonowski, M.Ed.

Nobody’s Listening And It’s Killing Us!

Over half of Americans are lonely with health implications equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, mortality surpassing obesity, and it’s not going away. In “You’re Not Listening” Kate Murphy recounts traveling around the globe asking, “Who listens to you?”, finding few have anybody and if they do, they likely paid to be listened to.

Terri Lonowski, Founder of Soulful Listening™, is passionate about sharing the secret of listening in a way so that others feel heard, deeply. Inspired by her Grandma Helga, and through insights gained as Chair of the American Counseling Association Foundation (representing over 40,000 professional counselors) and twice leading Human-Centered Design teams to showcase Workforce Innovations at The White House, she created an easily repeatable five-element approach, offering a roadmap for deeper connection.

Come along for an engaging ride through inspiring stories and leave with actionable steps to
embody in your own life today.

Kashish Kalita

Where positive thinking goes wrong in creating success?

Like talent, if I say that good intentions or positive intentions are also overestimated, what would you think? Think about it: is positive thinking really enough by itself? Positive thinking is surely a great initiative, but I feel our understanding about it is restricted. It is one of the three main elements of my idea called Positive Trilogy. This Trilogy attempts to connect the missing link between positive intentions (thinking), actions, and outcomes. All three elements together give us a new formula, a mindset to become a good person with extraordinary impact.

I sincerely want people’s efforts and results to reflect on themselves and everyone else as a lasting positive impact. Understanding it properly can greatly improve the lives of individuals, local communities, countries, and on a global level. How would you feel if you have more abilities to build a gorgeous, optimistic world for yourself and people around you from now on? By understanding this Positive Trilogy mindset, what will you achieve next? And that’s why my idea is worth spreading.

Jeff Jucha

Escape Your Box

After working with thousands of people for over a decade in the human health and movement field, I believe every human life on this planet is lived inside of a box. Larger boxes can be filled with health, joy, meaning, and moments that define who you are. Smaller boxes can erode what it means to be human by preventing those very things that shape our experience.

As aware people, we choose the lines of our boxes. By re-imagining the human experience through geometric shape, you can re-draw the lines and live an intentional life through movement, connection, and meaning.

MAJ Jada Hartfield

About Face: How Women Serving in the Military Will Change the World

Teaching, coaching, and mentoring the next generation of amazing females; so they are empowered to find their voices to positively impact and direct their careers in the military. Creating an environment that produces the formations of trailblazing women that are in the right head and heart space to influence others. All while leaving tremendous impacts and legacies through positively changing the trajectory of their communities and our great Nation.

Tylian Smith

Perception Can Become Greater Than Reality

Perception is the ability to see, hear and become aware of something through our senses. How can we know if our familiar perceptions of reality are in fact, true? M. Night Shyamalan’s movie, The Village, is a perfect metaphor for how many of us perceive the forces that affect our own personal lives. Every “village” has rules and codes of conduct for the members of the village. Villagers must swear allegiance to these rules, never questioning their reality.


Like many others, my life was filled with false stories, tales and rules designed to keep me bound mentally and physically. When we become brave enough to escape our “village”, we just might discover a new realm of existence full of amazing opportunities.

Josh Meyer

Fill the Void: Using Your Knowledge and Expertise to Inspire Others to Action

So many of us are missing something in our lives. Unfortunately, most of us do not believe there is anything we can do about it. Reality check... most of us are wrong. We live in a wild and wondrous world of rat races and rabbit holes that we're all guilty of chasing after and falling in to. We never fully understand how endless and unforeseen the possibilities actually are until we allow ourselves to be in a position to do so. And It’s easier than you think!

Would you like to feed your passions? Work on a side hustle while keeping your 9-5? Or even change you’re professional trajectory totally!? Feel hopeful because today's world provides the perfect opportunity for you to use your knowledge, passions, and expertise to not only fill the void in your life, but also inspire others to action and fulfillment along the way.

Jessica Zimmerman

How to Embrace Seasons of Darkness to Maximize Growth

What can nature teach us about personal growth? After a devastating tragedy, a family health scare, and a global pandemic sent Jessica on a cross country tour in an Airstream with her husband and three young kids. she shares what the rhythms of nature taught her about embracing darkness to experience sustainable growth.

Samuel Magee

Empathy is Complicated

If it only took a $4 bus ticket to change someone’s life forever, would you do it? What if it was $10 and a hot cup of coffee? What if it was as simple as starting a conversation? Inside every person is the powerful life saving gift of empathy. Using his experience as homeless and addicted to heroin, Samuel shows us the powerful life saving effects of empathy in practice. The same practice he's seen time and time again helping people out of the worst circumstances.

When the standards of society and the prejudices in our own minds eliminate the possibility of becoming more empathetic and compassionate, what is lost? Our sense of community? Our responsibilities as fellow humans? Samuel shares the facts and illuminates some of the pitfalls of addiction and homelessness. Empathy can be applied practically and the result of its application is a connection with our fellow man.


Rachelle Babler

The Power of Advocating Through Music To Inspire Others To Help Themselves

Advocates are inspired by a cause, an experience, something they feel deeply about and want to share with others. An experience that has inspired others to advocate for is from the illness or loss of a loved one or friend, or perhaps through their own diagnosis. An experience that changed their life so much, they wanted to do something to bring awareness or help raise money for a cure, so that others wouldn’t experience the pain they did. Cancer is one thing that has inspired others to use their voice to advocate for.

Cancer advocacy creates awareness, awareness inspires others to take action and action creates prevention. What if that advocacy and awareness was brought to life through music? Your story through music? I did this with my sister’s colon cancer journey and am creating a new way of advocating, through music.  I have shared my sister's story through music and have received an overwhelming reaction and response that I never could have imagined. It’s now my mission to bring the power of advocating through music.

Doug Foley

Happiness of Pursuit: How to Rescript Conscious Entrepreneurship

For most of my 20’s I thought entrepreneurship was all about making as much money as possible so that you could live a lavish lifestyle. After my life was turned upside down by the near loss of our daughter, I realized something profound: being an entrepreneur wasn’t about the money! It was about the responsibility we have to make an impact in the world.

As conscious entrepreneurs, we have a unique opportunity to tap into our passions and expertise to build a business that solves real world problems. This path also enables us to build a business that aligns with lifestyle, our purpose, and leads to true fulfillment.

Amy Lawson Moore, Ph.D.

The Most Important Lessons from Training 101,000 Brains

What if we aren’t stuck with the cognitive cards we’ve been dealt? In a message of hope grounded in science, cognitive psychologist and brain training researcher Dr. Amy Moore shares three lessons she and her colleagues have learned about neuroplasticity-based interventions from working with more than 101,000 brain training clients.

With a fun demonstration, she shares why it’s important to use training tasks that challenge the many aspects of cognition. She also shares five key benefits of human-delivered brain training including motivation, transfer effects, and self-efficacy. Finally, she’ll share how her analysis of a massive set of brain training data revealed that age and diagnosis don’t really matter when it comes to training the brain. Expertly weaving research with personal experience, Dr. Moore delivers a talk that illustrates how cognitive training is so much more than brain games!

Jay B. Myers

Doing What Is Right, Not What Is Easy

In the pursuit of success and profits, many businesses and organizations fail to recognize that these are the end results of ethics and excellence. The ever-increasing cases of scandals, frauds, and scams in various businesses and organizations have made ethics at the workplace, a significant issue.

Workplace ethics in business form a crucial part of every successful organization’s culture.  Any organization that, voluntarily follow business ethics, have better chances of success and survival in today’s hyper competitive business world. They prosper beyond expectations due to their ethical morals as compared to those, whose only goal is to earn profits and be ahead in the rat race, by compromising on ethical values. It is my belief that at the end of the day, a business has to be about more than just making money, a business has to have a conscience.

Doing the right thing is fundamental to creating and sustaining an effective, organizational value system. And it begins at the top. Leaders must lead – if the leader is not consistently taking right action, employees see it. So do outsiders, including community members, employees, and customers.

David Laflin

What Happens Next?

Your mind is continually preparing you for what it thinks will happen next. Without you even being aware of it, your mind eliminates things around you that it perceives as being unimportant, while simultaneously filling in what it thinks you need to see.

What if we could change the way we think, perceive, and experience the world around us? If we can step into these moments and view them differently, we will see new possibilities. And we may even be able to change…what happens next.

Coach DJ Davis, M.Ed.

Get In Your 3 Point Stance

Young athletes face major transitions at the end of their athletic career. Transitions which result in shifts in interpersonal relationships, mood swings, and daily routines.

Coach DJ is on a mission to empower those who work with aspiring athletes. His 3 Point Stance system helps young athletes reevaluate the impact that “not playing anymore“ has on their mental health.

Using his 28 years of experience working with youth and athletes, Coach DJ helps these young athletes implement a system that can help them better understand and cope with the challenges they’ll face in life after the game ends.

Tricia Nelson

Healing the Hidden Cause of Obesity

Quarantine 15? What we’ve learned from the pandemic is not only that comfort eating is a practice we’re all susceptible to, but that many of the co-morbidities that increase the progression and fatality of the disease are those associated with obesity. Now, more than ever, there is a red alert need to get to and heal the root cause of obesity and I believe that ending emotional eating is the hidden key.

After losing fifty pounds and overcoming my own battle with food and weight,  I have spent the past thirty years helping people stop reaching for food to quell their emotions and develop healthy, alternative tools that work, long-term, instead. When people are no longer compelled to eat for emotional reasons and can finally manage stress and anxiety in healthy ways, not only will they will win, but we flatten the curve on America’s rising obesity epidemic.

Monick Halm

Crisis-Proof Finances: Finding Security and Freedom in Times of Crisis

Financial education is lacking from our schooling, and yet it is a topic central to living full and purposeful adult lives. It is time we normalize the conversation about money and include wealth literacy in our education. Even when financial education is present, many of the lessons we are taught keep us financially precarious.

We may learn how to make money to live off of, but we don’t adequately teach how to make money in order to prepare for crisis aversion. Most Americans are one crisis (illness, death, pink slip, global pandemic) away from financial ruin. The idea is to share specific and actionable strategies for creating crisis-proof finances.

Terri Lonowski, M.Ed.

Nobody’s Listening And It’s Killing Us!

Over half of Americans are lonely with health implications equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, mortality surpassing obesity, and it’s not going away. In “You’re Not Listening” Kate Murphy recounts traveling around the globe asking, “Who listens to you?”, finding few have anybody and if they do, they likely paid to be listened to.

Terri Lonowski, Founder of Soulful Listening™, is passionate about sharing the secret of listening in a way so that others feel heard, deeply. Inspired by her Grandma Helga, and through insights gained as Chair of the American Counseling Association Foundation (representing over 40,000 professional counselors) and twice leading Human-Centered Design teams to showcase Workforce Innovations at The White House, she created an easily repeatable five-element approach, offering a roadmap for deeper connection.

Come along for an engaging ride through inspiring stories and leave with actionable steps to
embody in your own life today.

Kashish Kalita

Where positive thinking goes wrong in creating success?

Like talent, if I say that good intentions or positive intentions are also overestimated, what would you think? Think about it: is positive thinking really enough by itself? Positive thinking is surely a great initiative, but I feel our understanding about it is restricted. It is one of the three main elements of my idea called Positive Trilogy. This Trilogy attempts to connect the missing link between positive intentions (thinking), actions, and outcomes. All three elements together give us a new formula, a mindset to become a good person with extraordinary impact.

I sincerely want people’s efforts and results to reflect on themselves and everyone else as a lasting positive impact. Understanding it properly can greatly improve the lives of individuals, local communities, countries, and on a global level. How would you feel if you have more abilities to build a gorgeous, optimistic world for yourself and people around you from now on? By understanding this Positive Trilogy mindset, what will you achieve next? And that’s why my idea is worth spreading.

Jeff Jucha

Escape Your Box

After working with thousands of people for over a decade in the human health and movement field, I believe every human life on this planet is lived inside of a box. Larger boxes can be filled with health, joy, meaning, and moments that define who you are. Smaller boxes can erode what it means to be human by preventing those very things that shape our experience.

As aware people, we choose the lines of our boxes. By re-imagining the human experience through geometric shape, you can re-draw the lines and live an intentional life through movement, connection, and meaning.

MAJ Jada Hartfield

About Face: How Women Serving in the Military Will Change the World

Teaching, coaching, and mentoring the next generation of amazing females; so they are empowered to find their voices to positively impact and direct their careers in the military. Creating an environment that produces the formations of trailblazing women that are in the right head and heart space to influence others. All while leaving tremendous impacts and legacies through positively changing the trajectory of their communities and our great Nation.

Tylian Smith

Perception Can Become Greater Than Reality

Perception is the ability to see, hear and become aware of something through our senses. How can we know if our familiar perceptions of reality are in fact, true? M. Night Shyamalan’s movie, The Village, is a perfect metaphor for how many of us perceive the forces that affect our own personal lives. Every “village” has rules and codes of conduct for the members of the village. Villagers must swear allegiance to these rules, never questioning their reality.

Like many others, my life was filled with false stories, tales and rules designed to keep me bound mentally and physically. When we become brave enough to escape our “village”, we just might discover a new realm of existence full of amazing opportunities..

Josh Meyer

Fill the Void: Using Your Knowledge and Expertise to Inspire Others to Action

So many of us are missing something in our lives. Unfortunately, most of us do not believe there is anything we can do about it. Reality check... most of us are wrong. We live in a wild and wondrous world of rat races and rabbit holes that we're all guilty of chasing after and falling in to. We never fully understand how endless and unforeseen the possibilities actually are until we allow ourselves to be in a position to do so. And It’s easier than you think!

Would you like to feed your passions? Work on a side hustle while keeping your 9-5? Or even change you’re professional trajectory totally!? Feel hopeful because today's world provides the perfect opportunity for you to use your knowledge, passions, and expertise to not only fill the void in your life, but also inspire others to action and fulfillment along the way.

Jessica Zimmerman

How to Embrace Seasons of Darkness to Maximize Growth

What can nature teach us about personal growth? After a devastating tragedy, a family health scare, and a global pandemic sent Jessica on a cross country tour in an Airstream with her husband and three young kids. she shares what the rhythms of nature taught her about embracing darkness to experience sustainable growth.

Samuel Magee

Empathy is Complicated

If it only took a $4 bus ticket to change someone’s life forever, would you do it? What if it was $10 and a hot cup of coffee? What if it was as simple as starting a conversation? Inside every person is the powerful life saving gift of empathy. Using his experience as homeless and addicted to heroin, Samuel shows us the powerful life saving effects of empathy in practice. The same practice he's seen time and time again helping people out of the worst circumstances.

When the standards of society and the prejudices in our own minds eliminate the possibility of becoming more empathetic and compassionate, what is lost? Our sense of community? Our responsibilities as fellow humans? Samuel shares the facts and illuminates some of the pitfalls of addiction and homelessness. Empathy can be applied practically and the result of its application is a connection with our fellow man.