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 Together We Heal

 
 

 
 

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 Together We Heal

 

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Line-Up

We have an incredible line-up of visionaries, conscious leaders, healers, and powerful activators. 

DR. SHEFALI TSABARY

BARBARA BROWN TAYLOR

CYNTHIA KERSEY

BLAINE BARTLETT

SEANE CORN

RESHMA THAKKAR

CHANTELLE ADAMS

ROBERT & DENNY PRUITT

WHITNEY FREYA

SCOTT CHESNEY

AARON FERNANDES

CELIA WARD-WALLACE

LINDSAY PERA

GEORGE HERRICK

ELENA LIPSON

DESIRÉE SHER

DINA VARANO

KAROLYN MCKINLEY

EDDIE PINERO

HAYLEY HUNTER-HINES

DEBBIE MIRZA

TINA MALIA

DR. SHEFALI TSABARY

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. Oprah has hailed Dr. Shefali’s work as “revolutionary.” A NYT bestselling author of two groundbreaking books on parenting, namely, The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family, she is spearheading a movement towards Inner Disarmament. Dr. Shefali believes that it is only through a process of disarming our inner conflicts that we can manifest a conflict-free world in our lives. The process of inner disarmament allows not only the individual to be free, but also transforms families, corporate cultures, and ultimately, entire societies. As she was exposed to Eastern teachings at an early age, her specialty is in the integration of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. It is this blend of East and West that allows her to reach a global audience, and establishes her as one-of-a-kind in the field of mindfulness psychology.

 Visit: www.drshefali.com

BARBARA BROWN TAYLOR

Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church (2006), won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Her last book, Learning to Walk in the Dark (2014), was featured on the cover of TIME magazine. She has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia.

In 2014 TIME included her on its annual list of Most Influential People; in 2015 she was named Georgia Woman of the Year; in 2016 she received The President’s Medal at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Mercer University and is working on her fourteenth book, Holy Envy, forthcoming from HarperOne in August 2018. Her work has been translated into five languages

Visit: www.barbarabrowntaylor.com

CYNTHIA KERSEY

Cynthia Kersey is the founder and CEO of the Unstoppable® Foundation whose focus is to ensure that every child on the planet has access to the life-long gift of education.

She is a respected leader in the transformational industry, a best-selling author of two books, “Unstoppable” and “Unstoppable Women” and an international speaker.

Cynthia knows first hand that giving is not only good for business, it’s good for the soul.   

Cynthia inspires people to give and provides business professionals with a practical action plan on how they can expand their business, create customer evangelists and become completely invigorated about their life and business by integrating generosity as a fundamental part of their business model.

Cynthia embodies her message and has integrated giving and contribution into her life and business for well over two decades.  The Unstoppable Foundation has provided a daily education to over 30,000 children, and provides access to life-saving services such as clean water, health care and nutritious food through organic gardens to over 75,000 men, women and children in Kenya alone!

Visit: www.unstoppablefoundation.org

BLAINE BARTLETT

Blaine Bartlett is CEO and President of Avatar Resources, a global leadership development and consulting firm he founded in 1987. He has coached and consulted worldwide with executives, companies, and governments and has personally delivered training programs to more than a quarter of a million individuals and has directly impacted more than one million people worldwide.

Blaine is considered a major innovative voice in leadership development, organizational development and change management. He has been a guest lecturer on enterprise leadership development at China’s prestigious Tsing Hua University, a featured speaker at the World Congress of Human Resource Management and a core panel member of the World Consortium for Research and Development of Training.

Blaine is an Adjunct Professor at Beijing University, Managing Director of the Global Coaching Alliance, the Founder of the Institute for Compassionate Capitalism, and a longtime member of the Transformational Leadership Council. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Unstoppable Foundation and the World Business Academy and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Family Health Institute, a four-year project begun through the Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is certified as an executive, organizational and master somatic coach and sits on the Advisory Boards of the All Japan Management Coaching Association and the Asia Coaching and Mentoring Association. In 2012, Blaine was formally invested as a Knight of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta, the world’s oldest humanitarian organization.

Blaine is the author of the #1 international best-seller Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business, co-author of Discover Your Inner Strength written in collaboration with Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Brian Tracy, and is the author of the best-selling Three Dimensional Coaching: Moving Passion into Performance.

You can find more about Blaine at his company website www.avatar-resources.com, his personal website www.blainebartlett.com, or by reading his blog at www.idealsinmotion.com.

SEANE CORN

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in commercials, magazines, NPR, and Oprah.com, Seane now utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. In 2005, she was named “National Yoga Ambassador” for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 was given the “Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award.”

Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Seane has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti and Africa working with communities in need- teaching yoga, providing support for child labor and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention.

Seane is also co-founder of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, which have raised roughly $4.5 million since 2007, getting the yoga community involved in fund and awareness raising efforts across the globe. Her self-authored dvds are available through Gaiam and Yoga Journal, as well as her most recent ground-breaking 3-dvd set “The Yoga of Awakening” through Sounds True. She is currently working on her first book.

Visit: www.seanecorn.com

RESHMA THAKKAR

Reshma’s journey began in Southwest Michigan, half a world away from the rich culture and deep-seated traditions of India. Despite the distance, her heritage shaped her personality and colored her life, engraining a deep appreciation for the world and people around her. Throughout her education and career, including a degree in Health Administration and a high-powered position as an IT consultant, Reshma continued to pursue her love of exploration.

To-date, she has visited over 35 foreign countries, and embarks on new adventures as often as possible.It was along this journey that Reshma was summoned with an inexplicable, deep desire to return to her homeland, India, taking a three-month sabbatical from her successful career to journey overseas alone. What followed would eventually lead to her being featured on the groundbreaking television event, Belief, produced by Oprah Winfrey.

Reshma has since been featured on OWN, MSNBC, Yahoo, The Huffington Post, Variety, and other major publications. She has utilized this opportunity to launch the Belief Explorer Quest with featured guests such as Mastin Kipp, Don Miguel Ruiz, Arielle Ford, Marianne Williamson, Danielle LaPorte, and more. Reshma cites the Belief Explorer Quest as one of her greatest accomplishments, helping to replicate the journey of wonder and self-discovery in the lives of thousands of people across the world. She has also since founded Made with a Purpose, a social enterprise committed to empowering girls and women in India with education, skills training, and economic stability.

Visit: www.madewithapurpose.com

CHANTELLE ADAMS

Chantelle Adams is a Professional Speaker, Speech Stylist and Courage Igniter. In just 5 years she delivered over 800 speeches and added more than 6 figures to her business through speaking. Now she teaches changemakers how to turn their message into a movement to make a massive impact in the world.

Chantelle is also all about helping women get their brave on in life and biz. She definitely walks her talk as she has been crossing her fears off her fear list over the last 5 years including, jumping out of an airplane and falling 10,000 feet to raise $10,000 to build a school in Nicaragua while getting 60 changemakers to co-author a book, The Courage to Fly, and share their stories of courage with the world. She has started her global movement, The Courage Collective, with over 75 collective circle leaders in more than 9 countries from around the world who are all leading, living and loving courageously.

Visit: www.chantelleadams.com

ROBERT & DENNY PRUITT

“The Pruitts” a married couple, blended family, self-employed healers and certified wellness practitioners ~ twin souls brought together in this lifetime to share their gifts and be the change they wish to see in this world. They are not and do not consider themselves experts nor seek to ‘teach’ you anything ~ they utilize their lives, their results, their ministry to demonstrate what is possible to support the unfolding of your unique truth and ideal life.

Robert, a master transformational leadership facilitator, spiritual coach and metaphysician has often been referred to as a “dynamic spiritual coach extraordinaire” and was coaching before it became mainstream. Robert served as the faculty coach for InnerVisions, an institute for spiritual development and the Director of their coaching program. Those who are able to experience Robert are guaranteed to have ‘aha’ moments. Since 1985, Robert has conducted workshops for thousands of people in both the public and private sectors worldwide (India, Virgin Islands, England, Africa & across the US). Robert will receive his Doctorate in Metaphysics from the University of Metaphysical Sciences by years end.

Denny, a transformational health and wellness practitioner, completed her degree in Alternative Healing at the American Institute of Holistic Theology. She is an avid fitness enthusiast and is the person friends & clients turn to when making life-changing decisions or when they need someone to hold them accountable. Denny has been immersed in the wellness arena for over 20 years supporting individuals in taking a more holistic approach to life. She emphasizes to clients that her constant movement whether its dance fitness, yoga or strength training is what has allowed her to overcome the many health challenges that she has faced.

Visit: www.robertpruitt.com

WHITNEY FREYA

Whitney Freya is a full-color presence in the arena of spiritual teachers and the self-help movement. She is the published author of three books on personal creativity, including The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit and her latest release, Rise Above, Free Your Mind One Brush Stroke at a Time. She is devoted to helping people to use art making as a spiritual practice and expressive living.

She uses art as an energy work medium of the imagination and as a way to connect to the subconscious and Source energy, allowing for new healing insights and personal growth. She is considered a muse for guidance in ways to tap into creativity as a pure language of our souls. She has appeared on summits alongside Dr. Wayne Dyer, Donna Eden & more. Her Creatively Fit Certified Coaches are sharing her approach with the world and are over 150 strong globally. Whitney is also a mother of three, a motivational speaker, and creative entrepreneur.

Visit: www.whitneyfreya.com.

SCOTT CHESNEY

Scott Chesney, a two-time world traveler and a navigator of life with paralysis for 32 years, has presented to over 1.5 million people in 38 countries as a motivational and inspirational speaker.

After awakening to paralysis at the age of 15 from a sudden spinal stroke, Scott has amassed a resume of transformational experiences, powerful insights, and inspiring stories that cut to the core of the human spirit. He has become a nationally and internationally recognized workshop and keynote presenter, and his positive and inspiring messages have changed countless lives. His insights have been coveted and applauded by Fortune 500 corporations, hospitals/rehab centers, associations, audiences at The United Nations, The Pentagon and the FBI, colleges and universities, and K-12 schools.

Realizing that his audience members wanted more individual guidance after his presentations, Scott became a professional Life Coach in which he combines transformational techniques and strategies that he learned from his world travels and continues to practice himself today to help people create personalized blueprints for navigating life happily and successfully.  As a person who skydives, walks on hot coals on his hands, para-sails, and continues to engage in many other adventures around the world, Scott prides himself of living life to its fullest and encourages and trains audiences and clients to do the same.

In addition, Scott became President of Raise Hope Foundation in 2011 that trains, coaches, and mentors people with disabilities and veterans.  He is also an Ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, an Ambassador for Kessler Foundation, a member of the Seton Hall University Leadership Advisory Council, and a member of the Board of Trustees for The Knowles Foundation.  He has also served on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Specialized Hospital.  Scott graduated from Seton Hall University in 1992 with a B.A. degree in Communications. Scott is married, has two children, and resides in New Jersey.

Visit: www.scottchesney.com.

AARON FERNANDES

Aaron Fernandes is the founder of Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, a holistic wilderness treatment program based in Durango, CO. Since its inception in 2006, Open Sky has served over 2,000 young people from across the United States and around the world. Open Sky leads adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional challenges, substance abuse and other life issues on a healing “rite of passage”for 3 months in the mountains and desert of the Four Corner’s region.

A passionate, lifelong learner, Aaron’s background arcs a broad spectrum of service, social improvement, and international travel. He facilitated wilderness workshops at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA; developed an organic gardening program for inner-city teenagers in Providence, RI; served as an HIV educator in Southern India; and traveled extensively through Nepal, Africa and South America. Aaron earned his BA in Psychology from Brown University, where he captained his Ivy League Championship soccer team. During a semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School in Patagonia, Aaron was inspired by the power of nature and its potential for growth and healing.

From 1998 to 2004, Aaron held leadership positions in several wilderness programs, all owned by a corporate parent company. While professionally stimulating, the corporate model proved confining to Aaron’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. He became determined to create his own holistic program that would focus not just on the health of the child, but also the whole family. Thirteen years later, he is proud to employ 170 full-time employees in a thriving and vibrant culture, driven by Open Sky’s core values of courage, community, and excellence.

Over the last decade, Aaron was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the Durango Chamber of Commerce, recognized as one of Colorado’s Top 50 Companies to Watch by the Governor, and named one of the 25 most influential young professionals by Colorado Biz magazine.

Visit: www.openskywilderness.com

CELIA WARD-WALLACE

Celia Ward-Wallace is a leading Certified Life & Business Coach. She is an internationally recognized Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Expert, who leads her clients to discover their purpose, start a purpose-driven business and become thought leaders through entrepreneurship, coaching, speaking, writing, community building and activism. Celia is on a mission to empower 1,000,000 women to stand fully in their power, manifest their greatness and live a life of meaning and impact.

Celia is also an activist and often speaks about white privilege and supremacy. The daughter of lifelong political activists, Celia specialized in the study of intergroup conflict and prejudice as well as civil and women’s rights while at UCLA and the People’s College of Law. Celia lives in South Central Los Angeles and is ally to Black Lives Matter and other grassroots community organizations dedicated for equality and justice. Due to her unique upbringing she has an affinity for all people of different cultures, religions, languages and socioeconomic backgrounds and celebrates difference as well as unity. She spent several years working in recreation and community services directing inner-city community centers before becoming a full-time entrepreneur.

Celia is the CEO of the global community The Super Fly Sisterhood and the Founder of the MBA Alternative, The Super Fly Soulful Business Program and The Soulful Coaching AcademyCertified Life Coach Training. She is also an Amazon bestselling author of A Woman’s Guide to Having It All, and a world-class keynote speaker.

Celia is also a Huffington Post Contributor, a featured guest expert for ABC7 Eyewitness News, an awarded Top 20 Coach in Los Angeles and Amazon Bestselling Author. Additionally her online Super Fly Sisterhood Community was selected by the Huffington Post as one of the top 7 online women’s communities.

Celia has worked with and certified over 1,000 coaches and entrepreneurs. Her impressive corporate client list includes: The Honest Company, Starbucks, The Los Angeles Urban League, Promax Nutrition, Orly, SpaRitual, LuluLemon, LAFD, USC and UCLA.

Visit: www.thesuperflyprogram.com

LINDSAY PERA

Lindsay’s corporate career encompasses management consulting, financial services, and technology. She began her career as an analyst in Accenture’s technology strategy practice and then transitioned to a $2 billion insurance company to help drive pivotal IT transformation.  In 2004 she left Silicon Valley and moved with her family to a beautiful multi-generational homestead on the Central Coast of California.  

Lindsay wants to live in a world where appreciation flows freely, kids play outdoors and lemons are in season year round. As a Mystic mama, tech entrepreneur and intuitive strategist she’s a sought after contributor and motivator on all topics health, wealth and transformation.

When she is not extolling the virtues of “Sacred Commerce” or “Resonance” based business, you can find her knocking almonds and generally getting her gratitude on.

Lindsay’s new paradigm business community, The Mystic’s Society, is a safe haven for entrepreneurs weaving magic into their *work* in the world. It is her passion to direct resources into the hands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and world changers.

Visit: Lindsaypera.com

GEORGE HERRICK

George Herrick is the current president of The Global Healing Collective’s Board of Directors, and a creative contributor to WALKFEST and The Wilderness Walk. He is passionate about celebrating the creative fire in all of us. Recovery coach, artist, author and shaman, George is founder and CEO of AIMS Leadership. His work is committed to healing and transformation through authentic, creative expressions of the deep self.

Visit: www.georgeherrick.com

ELENA LIPSON

Elena Lipson is an Intuitive Leadership and Self-Care Coach, Transformational Speaker, and Retreat Leader.

Elena is the creator of the 66 Sacred Rituals, The Divine Self-Care Circle, The Virtual Retreat Academy, and most recently, The Meditations & Musings Podcast.

Elena loves to work with thought leaders and change-makers and take the on a journey to redefine the hustle in exchange for creating a life they love with the Divine Feminine metrics of success: Pleasure, Play, Ease, Grace and Trusting Your Own Pace.

Through her speaking, writing, retreats, and online programs, Elena works with incredible leaders from all over the world to help them become the #1 asset in their life, business, and the bedroom by helping them reconnect to their intuition and reclaim their voice and body-wisdom.

Elena has lived in Russia, NYC, California and today happily enjoys the green trees and fresh air of the Pacific Northwest with her husband over 15 years and their son Miles.

You can find Elena’s writing in Huffington Post, Business Rocks Magazine, Business Heroine Magazine, and Coco Eco Magazine. 

Visit: www.elenalipson.com

DESIRÉE SHER

Desirée Sher has been on a lifetime journey seeking happiness and inner peace. After surviving a stroke and then a car accident that left her without a voice for over a year, Desirée found what she was looking for through stillness, solitude, and silence. She is now on a heart driven mission to share the lessons she’s learned in transforming her life with others. In her work as an inspirational speaker and a life and meditation coach, Desirée has touched the lives of men and women across North America. She is the past host of the Power Up with Desirée Show on Contact Talk Radio and author of Refuse to Sink. Her second book, The Conscious Creator, is being published later this year. 

Visit: www.desireesher.com

DINA VARANO

Dina is a depth psychotherapist, meditation mentor, and transformational coach. She integrates the best therapeutic and healing modalities with her study of the world’s wisdom traditions, particularly Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Christian Mysticism, and Shamanism. Dina loves working with those who are committed to the deeper soul work that is always at the heart of the healing journey.

As an empathic and experienced fellow traveler into the wilderness of her ever-awakening life, she is passionate about supporting others as they discover the beauty and vastness of their own inner joy, authenticity, and creativity.

Visit: www.dinavarano.net

KAROLYN MCKINLEY

Karolyn McKinley is a psychotherapist, teacher and experienced guide in the realms of spirit and psyche. She creates unique transformational experiences to assist her clients in living bigger, braver, more soulful and compassionate lives. Using a wealth of powerful, alchemical methods to change up reality, she knows without a doubt that “the stronger the imagination, the less imaginary the results”. An avid seeker of the magical and miraculous, she is dedicated to the re-enchantment of everyday life!

Visit: www.alchemyofliving.com

EDDIE PINERO

Eddie Pinero is a speaker, producer, and the founder of Your World Within. An avid runner and former D1 athlete, he has taken his competitive mindset to the realm of entrepreneurship, creating multiple businesses and reaching over 20 million entrepreneurs, athletes, and others around the globe. From his inspirational presentations to the viral YouTube content he produces, Eddie’s message is clear; anything is possible in life if you believe in yourself and work toward your goals.

Visit: www.yourworldwithin.com

HAYLEY HUNTER-HINES

Hayley is the CEO and Founder of Soul Sparkle, Inc. events and experiences and the creator of the Soul Sparkle Spa and Jewelry Collection. She is a spiritual guide and author of the forthcoming book, Soul Sparkle Living: Your Guide to Creating a Magical Life, and host of Soul Sparkle Radio. Hayley is one part fun fairy, one part wise sage, with a burning desire to bottle up and light on fire all things magical that bring women back to their own soul and their sparkle within.

Hayley spent 20 years in the corporate wellness industry consulting over 200 employer clients, leading strategy/innovation and new product development for a national health management organization. She has her 200 hour RYT in Kundalini Yoga, Tantra, and Power Flow Yoga and is also a Certified Raw Food Chef, a Certified Health Education Specialist, and a Certified Wellness Program Director from the National Wellness Institute.

She has always felt called to help other women craft their own soul centered business, that also makes a global impact. Her vision is big – a million women serving a million women. In October 2016, she left her corporate path and began Operation Gypsy (a dream years in the making). Since making the leap she has literally sprinkled her magic across multiple continents, and has no plans of going back. She is finally living her soul sparkle life of wandering the world, giving back, and successfully running a highly impactful business.

Visit: www.soulsparklemagic.com

DEBBIE MIRZA

Debbie Mirza is a singer/songwriter, author, and restorative coach. She feels a deep calling to bring more peace, calm, and healing to the world through her music, writings, and coaching. She is passionate about helping others connect with and awaken to the core of who they really are.

Her debut album, “Soul Rising” was released in 2017. Debbie’s songs have a transcendent and healing quality that bring peace, reassurance, and hope. The lyrics and meditative angelic sounds soothe the soul as well as uplift and strengthen the spirit.

As a coach, she specializes in helping people heal after coming out of traumatic relationships. Her latest book, “The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist: Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing after Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse” quickly rose to Amazon’s bestseller list and is helping people all over the globe.

Her first book, “The Safest Place Possible: Becoming Who You are Meant to Be” gently guides people to a new loving relationship with self.

With everything Debbie does she hopes to fill this world with more authentic love, healing, and connection to soul.

Visit: www.debbiemirza.com

TINA MALIA

Tina Malia is a musical visionary in the world, dream pop and sacred chant communities. The omni-talented Malia uses her artistic gifts as singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer to express her radiant inner landscape with an exceptionally broad creative palette. Her voice, an instrument of exceptional purity, can be as tender as an angel’s sigh or as powerful as a deep ocean current. Tina embraces the heart through her original compositions, with lyrics that elate and music that inspires.
Her all-encompassing worldview and artistic perspective have led Tina to studio and live work with a wide variety of iconic artists such as pop singer India.Arie, revered chant artists Deva Premal & Miten, world music favorites Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Idan Raichel, EDM trailblazer, Bassnectar, and cherished songwriter Kenny Loggins. Tina’s prodigious talent seamlessly harnesses all of these styles as evidenced by her self-produced catalog of albums: Shores of Avalon, Jaya Bhagavan, The Silent Awakening, The Lost Frontier, Bridge to Vallabha and Anahata.

Thrilled to be bringing her musical inspiration back to audiences worldwide, Malia reflects, “Music, through its sheer beauty, has the power to free the heart, uplift the soul and connect communities all over the world. When we gather together to sing, dance, pray and remember our connection to life and one another, we are touched by the simple act of love moving through sound. I can not think of a better way to spend my time than sharing this joy.”

Winner of four Global Peace Song Awards, Malia’s music has been acclaimed by audiences the world over, radio, press and industry tastemakers, including Echoes’ John Diliberto, Kenny Loggins, Jai Uttal, Bassnectar, Yoga Journal, Zone Music Reporter, Music Connection and Huffington Post.

Visit: www.tinamalia.com

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