P20 Talks 2012 Thought Leaders

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Humility is valued over hubris at P20 and we affectionately call the Presenters kicking off our nine, 90 minute, panel discussions our "P20 Thought Leaders". Each has stepped up despite busy agendas to volunteer time, talent, and treasure collaborating and nurturing global transformation in the Life Skills arenas. They are true "humanitarian angels" whom we trust you too will find inspiring.

Anat Baniel [entry-title]

Anat Baniel, founder of the Anat Baniel Method (sm), is the author of bestselling book, Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality and the highly acclaimed Kids Beyond Limits. Anat was trained as a clinical psychologist, dancer, and was…

Anthony Delmedico [entry-title]

Anthony Delmedico is a bootstrap, serial entrepreneur, author, and educational toy inventor. He is the CEO of several successful companies and has served as a mentor to many start-ups, taking them from idea stage to revenue producing reality. Anthony donates…

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Arnie Benn [entry-title]

Arnie Benn is a life-long educator, learner and entrepreneur. Formerly a middle school and high school teacher of math, chemistry and music, Arnie is co-founder and CEO of AllowanceTree.com, a virtual online family banking system that teaches kids real-world financial…

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Bill Dwight [entry-title]

Bill Dwight is the CEO and Founder of FamZoo.com, a husband to his college sweetheart, and a father of five. FamZoo helps parents teach their kids good personal finance habits through hands-on experience with its online Virtual Family Bank. Since…

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Bobbi DePorter [entry-title]

Bobbi DePorter has changed the lives of over ten million kids through her SuperCamp and Quantum Learning school programs. Bobbi broke the mold in the early eighties by creating a learning and life skills academic summer program for youth. Not…

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Catherine Mattice [entry-title]

Catherine Mattice, MA, is the President of Civility Partners, LLC  and co-author of Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work. Through Civility Partners, Mattice focuses on helping organizations eradicate negative behaviors by replacing them with positive ones….

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Deborah King [entry-title]

Deborah King is President of Final Touch Finishing School – the premier finishing school in the United States – which she founded in Seattle, Washington in 1989. Her passion is to equip people from all walks of life with the…

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Deborah McNelis [entry-title]

Deborah McNelis is an Early Brain Development Specialist and owner of Brain Insights®.  She is the award winning author of, The Brain Development Series, Naturally Developing Young Brains, and the Love Your Baby App. Deborah has been seen in several…

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Devin C. Hughes [entry-title]

Devin C. Hughes, The Chief Inspiration Officer is a former college basketball player, speaker, coach, author and frequent eclectic thinker. The son of a black father and white mother, Devin grew up in a mixed—and mixed up—world. His home life…

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Diana Sterling [entry-title]

Diana Sterling, Certified Professional Coach, speaker, author and trainer is a 35-year veteran business owner and innovator. Her life-long commitment to self-employment and to helping others find meaning and success has resulted in the creation of many products, programs and…

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Dione Becker [entry-title]

Dione Becker is a lifetime martial artist who is fully committed to positively impacting lives through martial arts. Dione is the co-owner of a thriving martial arts academy in La Jolla, California. Today her academy is dedicated to teaching a…

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Dr. Deborah Gilboa [entry-title]

Dr. G (Deborah Gilboa, MD) empowers parents around the country to increase their knowledge and to utilize the parenting instincts they already have, but have been dampened by stress, doubt and guilt, so that they may raise their kids to…

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Dr. Donna Volpitta [entry-title]

Donna Volpitta, Ed.D., is an educator and author who is passionate about the field of resilience.  Through her Nametags Education Program, URBrand, Pathways to Empower Curriculum, Resilience Formula Workshops, and her book, The Resilience Formula: Proactive-NOT Reactive–Parenting, co-authored by bullying…

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Dr. Jeannine Zoppi [entry-title]

Jeannine Zoppi is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Zoppi received her doctorate from Seton Hall University and completed post-doctoral internship and fellowship training at the Karen Horney Institute in New York City. Dr. Zoppi…

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Dr. Lynne Kenney [entry-title]

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a mother of two, a practicing pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ, and the author of The Family Coach Method (St Lynn’s Press, Sept 2009). Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric…

Dr. Pilar Placone [entry-title]

Pilar M. Placone, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose twenty years of practice is dedicated to bringing clients a renewed sense of hope and fulfillment. In her work, she assists parents and their children develop mature, optimal…

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Raelynn Maloney [entry-title]

Raelynn Maloney, Ph.D., is director of A Mindful Place in Littleton, Colorado, where she practices as a licensed Counseling Psychologist. As an author, educator, and counselor, Dr. Maloney provides guidance to parents and children struggling with a variety of relationship…

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Roger Frame - The Conflict Whisperer [entry-title]

Roger Frame, Ph.D. is known as The Conflict Whisperer®.  His book, Don’t Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw: Resolving Family Conflict was the winner of the 2012 National Indie Excellence Awards “Relationship” category.  He states that one style of conflict resolution for…

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Rosina McAlpine [entry-title]

Dr Rosina McAlpine is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. She is an internationally recognised educator and researcher with four teaching awards and five best paper awards. Since becoming a mother Dr Rosina has developed practical and innovative…

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Dr Samantha Madhosingh [entry-title]

Dr. Samantha Madhosingh is the Emotional Wellness Doctor. She believes that because the mind, body, and spirit are inextricably connected, emotional wellness is the single most important factor that can dramatically impact all areas of a person’s life. She is…

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Dr. Shirin Sherkat [entry-title]

Shirin Sherkat, Psy.D. is on a mission to honor children and empower parents around the world with proven, powerful, and simple parenting strategies that reduce struggles and add more joy for every member of the family. The author & founder…

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Dr. Sue Cornbluth [entry-title]

Dr. Sue Cornbluth is an expert in foster care and child abuse. She is the National Foster Care/Adoption Expert on examiner.com where she writes weekly articles on child abuse and parenting. Dr. Sue’s training manual, The Ambiguous Foster Child: Attachment,…

Dr. Yvonne Sum [entry-title]

Dr Yvonne Sum CSP transforms leaders of tomorrow today. Having been a dentist, RAAF officer, executive coach, leadership facilitator & speaker, author, business partner, wife and mother of two, Yvonne has first-hand experience transcending changes across various contexts. Yvonne consistently…

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Etay Gafni [entry-title]

Etay Gafni a serial entrepreneur and the owner of BrightAct LLC – a successful boutique-consulting firm, focusing on mobile, UX and software products.  Etay moved to the Silicon Valley from Israel 8 years ago with his wife and two kids, in…

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Etel Leit [entry-title]

Etel Leit, MS is the founder and owner of SignShine, the largest parenting and signing center for hearing children in Southern California, and the publisher of BabySignShine.com, an international signing resource for parents and caregivers. Etel is devoted to work…

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Gayle Rogers [entry-title]

Gayle Rodgers of Plan Your Dream Life is a speaker, trainer and coach working with teens and their parents to create a meaningful life.  She specializes in teaching and facilitating effective decision-making using her easy LOVE to Choose model. Gayle believes that…

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Janet Bray Attwood [entry-title]

Janet Bray Attwood is Co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Passion Test-The Effortless Path To Discovering Your Life Purpose, and From Sad to Glad: 7 Steps to Facing Change with Love and Power.  Janet’s life work distinguishes her as…

Jean Harris [entry-title]

Jean Harris’ extensive background ranges from being a chemistry instructor, corporate marketing representative for two Fortune 500 companies, financial consultant in a major brokerage firm, and training specialist in a non-profit organization. Empowering parental guidance along with watchful eyes and…

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Jeff Everage [entry-title]

Navy SEAL training, entrepreneurial ventures, and corporate business leadership did not fully prepare Jeff Everage for his life’s biggest challenge – fatherhood. In 2008 as his young sons began fighting constantly, he dedicated as much time to his parenting education…

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Karen Shaw [entry-title]

Karen Shaw, Professional Parent! A position she has held since 1979 (and never a day off ).  She has experienced many parenting dilemmas, nightmares and challenges as well as the joys, pleasures, amazing sense of pride, gratitude and unconditional love…

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Kelly Karius [entry-title]

Kelly is a social worker and conflict management consultant. She is the author of This is Out of Control! A Practical Guide to Managing Life’s Conflicts and the creator of the No Such Thing as a Bully—Shred the Label, Save…

Ken Rabow -  Teens Lead [entry-title]

Ken Rabow is an “out of the box” life empowerment coach, a Huffington Post blogger and a Workshop and Keynote speaker on the topic of teens struggling with issues ranging from anxiety to academic indifference and substance abuse. With over 10…

Kristie Bjorklund Davidson [entry-title]

Fourteen years ago Kristie Bjorklund Davidson had a dream.  She always had a passion for educating kids and wanted to help them turn their mundane daily homework and school projects into a positive, FUN experience.  Growing up, she herself struggled…

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Lauren Zimet [entry-title]

Passionate about giving children a healthy start in life, Lauren Zimet, M.S.,CCC/SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist with more than 15 years of professional experience. She is the founder and executive director of the Healthy Foundations Program, a brain health…

Lynne Finch [entry-title]

Lynne L. Finch is the author of The No-Cash Allowance: A Practical Guide to Teaching Your Children How to Manage Money. Her book has been named ‘Most Outstanding Parenting Book’ by the Mom’s Choice Awards®. Lynne offers parents an easy-to-use…

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Mark Romero [entry-title]

Mark Romero, founder and CEO of Mark Romero Music, Inc. is an internationally known sound healer, guitarist and teacher who has assisted thousands of people worldwide in experiencing instantaneous healings and shifts in their perceptions through his transformational music. More…

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Marlaine Cover Founder of Parenting 2.0 [entry-title]

Marlaine Paulsen Cover, MPA is a Social Entrepreneur, Author, Life Skills Educator, and Parenting Strategist. Known internationally as Mama Marlaine, Cover began her professional career working in development for higher education.  While raising her two daughters, however, she became acutely…

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Mary O'Donohue [entry-title]

Mary O’Donohue is a married mom of two, parenting expert, professional speaker, and award winning author of When You Say “Thank You,” Mean It. She has worked in network and syndicated television production for many years, most recently as a…

Melissa Pazen [entry-title]

Pazen’s business, Inspired Coaching, focuses on aiding soon-to-be and new parents in defining goals and raising their children to be masters of the Life Skills as espoused in Parenting 2.0. Originally a social service worker, Pazen obtained her Masters degree…

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Mitzi Weinman - Organizational Lead [entry-title]

Mitzi Weinman is a dynamic, passionate speaker who inspires her audiences to re-evaluate their approach to work and life and take actions resulting in a positive impact each and every day. Her extensive experience in coaching and training comes through…

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Paul Rosengard [entry-title]

Paul Rosengard is known internationally for his creative writing and innovative pedagogical methods, which have been proven effective in improving physical activity programs, teacher effectiveness, and student outcomes. To date, he has over 25 publications in professional journals, has authored or…

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Ray Erickson [entry-title]

After 30 years as a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of adolescents Ray Erickson has consolidated the accumulated wisdom into his new book, Ten Tips to Tame Your Teen, a practical, lighthearted look at the world of teenagers and what…

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Renee Walker [entry-title]

Renee Walker is the founder of Bay Area Communities for Health Education, BACHE.  BACHE is a parent led organization that promotes the teaching of comprehensive sexuality education in California public schools, assisting school districts, teachers and parents in their efforts…

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Rhonda Sciortino [entry-title]

Born and raised in Southern California, Rhonda Sciortino’s experience of the beautiful southern California foothills was not that of the average middle class resident in the 60’s and 70’s. Rhonda was raised in a filthy, rodent infested, one-room shack that…

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Rick Ackerly [entry-title]

Rick Ackerly is the founder and president of The Genius in Children, a loose association of educators on the mission of changing how Americans think about the education of young children. His first book The Genius in Children: Bringing out…

Rob Broyles [entry-title]

Rob Broyles lives in North San Diego with his wife of 24 years. Together they have 5 children ranging in ages from 14-22. Rob has worked with families and teens for over 24 years in various capacities including teen, marriage,…

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Robin Sax [entry-title]

Robin Sax is a legal analyst for Fox11 Los Angeles (KTTV). She appears there daily offering legal insight and analysis as well as parenting and safety expertise. She also regularly contributes her legal and parenting expertise to The TODAY Show,…

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Roya Kravetz [entry-title]

Roya Kravetz is a credentialed Life Coach through International Coach Federation (ICF), Global Board Certified Coach (BCC) and Certified Parent Instructor (CPE) through The International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). She specializes in educating and coaching parents of children,…

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Sherlyn Pang Luedtke [entry-title]

Sherlyn Pang Luedtke, Success Coach and the Founder of Present Parent Training, is a results-oriented, fun-loving businesswoman, and family gal.  Her upcoming book, The Mommy Advantage:  How Having Kids Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier, teaches parents how to…

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Sheryl Stoller [entry-title]

Sheryl Stoller is a compassionate, experienced, and highly respected PCI Certified Parent Coach®, and founder of Stoller Parent Coaching. She collaborates with parents to cultivate lasting positive changes in children’s behaviors, motivation, and development. Her innovative offerings include Whole Brain…

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Susie Walton [entry-title]

Susie Walton is a pioneer in parent education and has been leading seminars, hands-on workshops, full-length parenting classes, instructor trainings, teacher in-services and one on one coaching for over 22 years. In the early 90s Susie acted on her heartfelt…

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Tami Walsh [entry-title]

Tami Walsh, M.A. is President of the San Diego based teen and parent empowerment company, Teen Wisdom Inc. Tami is the first life coach for teen girls in the United States is committed to impacting 10 million teens worldwide by…

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Tara Kennedy-Kline [entry-title]

Tara Kennedy-Kline is the self proclaimed “Multi-Level Mom™”. This blissfully chaotic wife and mother of 2 boys believes in “Embracing life on the level you’re at.” Among many of her “levels” Tara includes: Author of: Stop Raising Einstein: Discover the Unique…

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Tshaka Armstrong [entry-title]

Tshaka Armstrong has always been a geek and a story teller! Having poetry published as a youth and adult, Tshaka took his love for a beautifully crafted yarn to television where he’s won numerous awards, including Emmys and an Edward…

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Wendy Jo Hart [entry-title]

Wendy Joy Hart is an International Speaker and Coach and the creator of  The Procrastination Cure System: 7 Simple Steps that Compel You to Follow Through!) Wendy was trained at the prestigious Coaches Training Institute. She is a Practitioner of NLP…