Shannon Kaiser is the author of the book, The Self-Love Experiment: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself. Shannon is also the author of Find Your Happy, which was featured on Pathways in 2013. She is a six-time contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Shannon has been named among the “top 100 women to watch in wellness” by Mind-Body-Green. She’s an international entrepreneur/life coach, travel writer, teacher, and inspirational speaker who left her job in advertising several years ago to follow her heart and become a writer.
You have everything you need–and you are everything you need–to do the writing you are meant to do. And yet the path to success can be difficult to find and follow. Sage Cohen is the author of Fierce on the Page: Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be and Succeed on Your Own Terms. A veteran author and writing guide, Sage believes that ferocity is your best compass for finding your true way forward.
Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is the author of the new book, The Upside of Your Darkside: Why Being Your Whole Self–Not just your “good Self”–Drives Success and Fulfillment. Robert is known as the “Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology” because he has conducted research with groups typically overlooked by psychologists, including Amish farmers, sex workers in Kolkata, Maasai tribes people and seal hunters in a remote corner of Greenland. Robert has written a number of books including Happiness: Unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth and The Courage Quotient.
Nancy Whitney-Reiter talks about her book, Unplugged: How to Disconnect from the Rat Race, Have an Existential Crisis, and Find Meaning and Fulfillment. She is a former economist and corporate market analyst. As a 9/11 survivor and Generation X-er, she found herself questioning the true meaning of “success,” and embarked on a year long travel sabbatical. Her travels took her to Costa Rica and South Africa, where she worked as a volunteer teacher and wildlife researcher. Nancy has lived in six countries on three continents, and has traveled to more than 40 countries and 17 states to date. She is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, and is learning Portuguese and Zulu.
Dada Madhuvidyananda speaks about his book, Seven Secrets of Success: A guide for living a successful and fulfilling life. Dada became a monk when he was just 20 years old, and since then has dedicated his life to helping others. He has lectured on five continents, and worked with people all over the world. Dada is also the founder of the Seven Secrets of Success Project.
Fran Hewitt explores The Power of Focus for Women, a book she co-authored with her husband and leading-edge business coach, Les Hewitt. Most women are so consumed with their husbands, children, careers, what others think, and media driven images of what constitutes a Perfect Life that they don’t ever spend time focusing on what they need in life. Fran is a dynamic speaker, coach and best-selling author and will offer tips that will help listeners answer some of the more difficult challenges they face in their daily lives. Fran is an internationally acclaimed workshop facilitator who specializes in women’s issues.