Carolin Hauser-Carson is the author of the new book, Blossom: 7 Steps to Sexual Healing. An internationally-recognized speaker and teacher on the subjects of spirituality, healing, and women’s empowerment for almost two decades, Carolin combines her knowledge to help women (and brave men) to have abundant, love-filled lives that flow with a sense of ease. Her work is based on the intersection of where the human body and experience meets past–and even ancestral–trauma, and shows how each individual’s authentic and true self is the source of one’s own good – a place of unlimited abundance, creativity, courage, and joyful existence.
Susan Schorn is author of the new book, Smile at Strangers: and other lessons in the art of living fearlessly. Susan is a writer, martial artist, and self defense advocate. She has taught writing and literature at the University of Texas, St. Edward’s University, and the University of Hawaii-Hilo. She holds black belts in Kyokushin and Seido karate and is a member of the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation and former chair of the board of directors for Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense, in Austin, Texas (where she still trains and teaches). She is currently working toward self-defense instructor certification through the NWMAF, and earned her nidan (second degree) black belt in Seido karate in 2011. She has written for radio and online publications, including McSweeney’s and The Rumpus. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children.
Tami Lynn Kent is author of Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body. Tami is a holistic women’s healthcare provider who guides women in interpreting the wisdom of their bodies and reclaiming the wild within themselves. With a master’s degree in physical therapy and the ability to read energetic patterns of the body, Tami acts as a bridge between the realms of modern medicine and traditional women’s wisdom. The founder of Holistic Pelvic Care, Tami has advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques, including certification in Maya Abdominal Massage and Infant Body Psychotherapy/Birth Trauma Resolution. She received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Pacific University and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. Tami is the mother of three boys and maintains a women’s health private practice in Portland, OR.
Martha Shelley is the author of the new novel The Throne in the Heart of the Sea. Martha was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a progressive Jewish home. A political activist since the late 1960s, she participated in the Women’s Press Collective and was one of the founders of New York’s Gay Liberation Front. She has written numerous essays, short stories and poems. Her most recent book of poetry is “Haggadah: A Celebration of Freedom.” She lives in Portland.
Stephanie Griest describes her book, 100 Places Every Woman Should Go. An avid traveler, Stephanie has explored 25 countries and once spent a year driving 45,000 miles across the United States, documenting its history for a website for kids called The Odyssey. She has been a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University and is currently a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and a Board Member of the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Susan Butler speaks about her book, Become the CEO of You, Inc. Susan is one of America’s top experts on the subject of women’s leadership development. She was the first woman partner of Accenture, retiring as the Managing Partner of Accenture’s Office of the CEO. Susan now serves as founder and CEO of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders.
Jean Shinoda Bolen talks about her book Urgent Message From Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World. Jean is a Jungian analyst, psychiatrist and clinical professor at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.
Phyllis Curott is the author of Book of Shadows, which has sold more than 100,000 copies in the U.S. and is an international bestseller. Ms. Curott is a respected civil liberties attorney honored as one of the Ten Gutsiest Women of the Year by Jane Magazine. She is also a Wiccan priestess, interfaith activist, and a member of the Assembly of World Religious Leaders who teaches internationally. Her most recent memoir is The Love Spell.
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.