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 training women leaders to become Certified Teen Wisdom life coaches for girls. Tami has personally coached and spoken to 10,000 teen girls nationwide Tami has appeared on several local and national radio and television stations including KUSI, Fox, and NBC as a teen and parenting expert.
Tami has been a featured expert on the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.com website, and is the author of the top selling “Did-Wells” Journal for teen girls and popular audio series, “Communication: Turning Battles Into Bridges With Your Teen” for parents.
Currently Tami can be seen in the feature film, “The Compass” with other world renowned speakers and authors. Tami is a graduate of UCLA and received her Master’s Degree from Loyola Marymount University. To learn more about Teen Wisdom Inc. and their empowering programs for girls please visit www.teenwisdom.com.
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 expert Dr. Joel Haber, she offers practical strategies to build resilience in children.
Dr. Volpitta co-created Nametags, the education program for The One Revolution Foundation, which teaches students that “It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens to you.” Dr. Volpitta is an education advisor for Kids Helping Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing leaders through youth-led service projects. She writes an education blog for www.modernmom.com, has authored several articles, received a grant from the Department of Education, and has given presentations at numerous professional conferences.
Dr. Volpitta is a former classroom teacher with experience in both general and special education. She holds a doctoral degree in Learning Dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University and lives in New York with her husband and four children.
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 a close professional associate of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais for over a decade.
Anat’s work is at the forefront of the emerging brain plasticity field. Her innovative, scientifically based methods provide concrete, powerful and easy to use tools that help change people’s brains and lives for the better. Her method has helped thousands of people, from high performance musicians, athletes, business people, and others get rid of aches and pains and transcend present limitations to achieve greater energy, strength, health and success that they often believed not possible.
Anat is world-renown for her work with children with special needs. Her brain based approach to helping children diagnosed with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, genetic disorders, ADHD, and other learning and developmental disabilities is cutting edge and is applauded by parents, health professionals and prominent neuroscientists. The outcomes experienced by the children that she works with often defy all expectations and are frequently described as miraculous. Anat and her team of teachers have trained hundreds of practitioners who continue to get outstanding results with both kids and adults.
Anat is currently collaborating with Dr. Michael Merzenich, world-renowned neuroscientist and brain plasticity expert, on a pilot research project developing an Anat Baniel Method based movement program for traumatic brain injured adults. http://www.anatbanielmethod.com/
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 all situations is no more appropriate than one style of clothing for all situations. He also discloses why conflict escalates during the teen years, and delivers powerful tips and techniques to resolve the conflicts we all face. As the President of Frameworks 4 Learning, LLC, and PineStar Publishing, he consults and conducts workshops across the United States on interpersonal conflict resolution issues.
Roger was one of the first individuals certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator, and was President of the Florida Society of Psychotherapists. He has a broad range of experience working extensively with families and professionals in the schools, in private practice, and as a trainer and sales representative for The Psychological Corporation and Harcourt Assessment. Thousands of mental health professionals, educators, and parents have experienced his quick humor, and insightful techniques in workshops that receive excellent reviews.
Dr. Frame is currently licensed in Colorado as both a Licensed Professional Counselor, and as a School Psychologist. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, his M.A. from Western Michigan University, and his B.A. from Denison University. He has one adopted son who is now 25 years old. Check out his blog and website at RogerFrame.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 was chaotic, riddled with his parents’ drug use and unconventional ways of educating; dyslexia made academic learning a seemingly insurmountable challenge; and his identity was beyond confusing—was he black because he felt black or white because he looked white? Devin knew one thing: he needed to escape his environment and get into college, beyond which he believed the world would open up to him.
Basketball was Devin’s ticket to a brighter future, and he attended Colgate on a full athletic scholarship. Despite his determination to get to college, however, he scraped through the next four years by doing the bare minimum. Realizing how many doors he had closed for himself was crushing. The day he graduated, he knew he had to change.
Devin now provides a framework for turning around the unmotivated, lost, and emotionally distraught with real world practical solutions. After years of feeling isolated because of his mixed race and dyslexia, Devin now helps others thrive in a fragmented world.
Devin lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and four daughters. His memoir, Contrast, is his gift back to those who are looking for some inspiration and passion to move forward, not look back. A great life is measured by progress not perfection!
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 and TPM (Thought Pattern Management,) and IFS (Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy.) She has over 20 years of experience in human behavior and psychology. Using little-known tools and cutting-edge brain science, Wendy developed a system that enables children and adults to understand the dynamics behind procrastination in simple terms and end procrastination fast and for good.
When they learn how to follow through without effort or will power, success becomes easy. Kids follow through with their homework and chores more often with less prodding, grades go up, fighting with their siblings goes down, and even potty training is easier! Parents report that the mood in the family generally gets less chaotic and more calm and everybody becomes happier and less stressed. Wendy’s promise is to “increase your follow-through by 3 times or more, in 3 months or less, using 1/3 or less of the effort you were using before.”
A member of the International Coaches Federation and the International Association of Coaches, Wendy is also spearheading formation of The Global Presence Guild – an international association of Life Skills Educators – to ease parents access to critical resources and educators.
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 a woman highly attuned to – and passionately engaged in – her role “Raising Humanity.”
Affectionately nicknamed “Janima,” Janet travels the world advocating a more dynamic narrative for human development and equipping children, teens, and adults with concrete skills and principles that empower them to thrive individually and commune optimally with others. Her programs include: The Passion Test for Teens™, The Passion Test for Kids™ and The Passion Test Empowered Youth Program™ for kids in lockdown detention centers™. Janet has shared the stage with, The Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, and other top transformational leaders. She is on the advisory board for The Center for Management in Mumbai, India, which promotes international business qualifications in India, and is a founding member of the committee forming Parenting 2.0’s international volunteer organization “The Global Presence.”
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.
Catherine has had the pleasure of helping organizations like the American Red Cross, the United States Marine Corps, Kaiser Permanante, UC Irvine, and many other government, private and non-profit organizations and universities develop civil workplaces.
After dealing with a bully at work in 2004, Mattice became a subject matter expert on workplace bullying through academic research, and founded the educational website www.NoWorkplaceBullies. She has presented her research nationally and internationally; been cited in USA Today, MSNBC, and Huffington Post as an expert; appeared on NBC, ABC and FOX nationwide, and; published several articles in a variety of trade magazines.
Mattice is Past-President of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), San Diego Chapter, and active in the International Association for Workplace Bullying & Harassment (IAWBH). She is also an adjunct at National University and Southwestern College, where she teaches communication courses.
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 belief that true positive change begins in the home and created an organization to help reduce stress and frustration in the areas of family relationships and raising children. Susie’s aspirations and dedication to providing positive change and mutual respect inspired her to open Indigo Village in 2005.
Indigo Village is a practical, and authentic creation that comes from the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”. A dynamic virtual community that provides educational and experiential-based programs in parenting and child development, Indigo Village is an internationally renowned organization, empowering people, families and partnerships.
Their innovative, cutting-edge programs provide a foundation for living passionate, purpose-driven lives. Their communities are brilliant lights of creativity and abundance connecting the Village of Humanity.
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 order to be closer to the hi-tech scene.
His most recent venture, www.bankaroo.com, was co-created with his 11 year old daughter, Danielle. Having lived in the silicon valley from a very young age, she caught the hi-tech bug, and is full of ideas for new applications and websites. The collaboration between father and daughter resulted in bankaroo – a free, online and mobile service to educate kids about making smart finance decisions and manage their funds.