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  • The Art of Not Being Defeated

    Troy Sandidge, Social Media Jedi | Global Speaker | Storyteller

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Motivational

    Life is difficult. Our lives are constantly "under construction" and so are our goals and dreams. What happens when life throws you a curve ball you didn't expect? What do you do when it feels like all is lost and you want to give up? This session tackles the reality and fear of defeat. MORE >

    Takeaways:
    - How to deal with life-altering situations
    - Strategies on how to dig-deep and make something happen despite obstacles
    - Q and A on personal techniques that helped me get back on my feet

    ** Session can be customized to be more Faith-based or Motivational-Based

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  • Developmental Childhood Disorders

    Iuliana Lixandru, L.Ac., MSOM, Vitality Natural Wellness

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    A talk about different development childhood disorders, which one is on the rise, common and non common symptoms, motor system and primitive reflexes, metabolic contributions to ASD, mitochondrial dysfunction, autoimmunity and the brain, gut brain axis and optimization of gut health, supplementation options.

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  • Is Your Business A “Digital Disaster”

    Jody Jankovsky, Founder and Managing Member, Black|Line Consulting

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Black|Line's "Digital Disaster" presentation explains how many businesses are failing to create and maintain some of their most valuable assets, their digital ones. Mr. Jankovsky explores what "Digital Assets" are, why they are important to a business/organization and how to avoid becoming a "Digital Disaster". The presentation can be made to fit a 30-60 minute format and can be tailored for your organization or business. MORE >

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  • 90 Years and Counting: The Theatre of Western Springs

    Ginny Richardson, Actor for 35 Years, Theatre of Western Springs

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Entertainment

    The Theatre of Western Springs (TWS) has a fascinating story to tell. Months before the Great Depression (1929), a Western Springs woman - Mary Cattell - founded the venerable theatre. In the 1970s, a theatre building was built. Today, mortgage free, it houses two theatres – the Mainstage seats 400 and the Cattell Theatre seats 150. MORE >

    There are no auditions. Rather, it’s a company of approximately 250 people, both backstage workers and actors. TWS has a unique system: a committee of non-actors does the casting and the play selections. It’s worked for 90 years.
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  • Does Everyone Need to Detox?

    Iuliana Lixandru, L.Ac., MSOM, Vitality Natural Wellness

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    A talk about how our bodies detox, the pathways, the processes, the genes, when we need to help the process, environmental toxins and how to stay away from them. Which toxins are the most harmful and what we should choose to use instead of those. Summary of important nutrients for detoxification and gut health importance. MORE >

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  • How to Get Leaner Without Cooking or Loving Kale

    Daniel Lona, Nutrition & Fitness Coach, Lona Fitnesss

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    This talk is ideal for busy professionals who struggle to balance their work life with finding time to eat better that can fit into their lifestyle and not add more stress. My talks are interactive in that, for a little bit of the time, the audience can break out into partners or small groups to figure out how they could apply these strategies to their own lifestyle, and then share (if they wish) what they discussed. MORE >

    Here are a few of the benefits that attendees can learn from this talk.

    1. Ridiculously Simple Dining Out Strategies For Healthier Eating

    2. “Anytime/Anywhere” Healthy Eating Strategies That Can Help You Drop 5 Pounds Without Changing What You Eat

    3. The Weight Loss Strategy You Must Learn In Order To Avoid Adding Stress or Worry To Your Life

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  • Mindfulness for Leadership, Performance and Well-Being

    Ravi Rade, Mindfulness Trainer For Corporate Success, TheLeaderInsideYou.com

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    An inspiring introduction to the mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training program developed at Google and backed by the latest neuroscience. This introductory presentation helps to improve focus and empathy to harness your team’s full potential. MORE >

    Designed and tested at Google, the SIY program teaches mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership. This SIY Keynote is an inspiring and interactive 60 to 90-minute introduction to mindfulness-based emotional intelligence skills with practical applications that participants can incorporate into their life immediately.

    What to expect from a Search Inside Yourself (SIY) keynote:
    The keynote integrates individual and hands-on exercises. It can be customized for your organization’s needs, and held as a stand-alone presentation or integrated into a conference or off-site. The interactive keynote includes:
    · The neuroscience supporting mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
    · The role of attention training in enhancing focus and developing empathy.
    · Foundational exercises to focus attention, calm the mind and enhance connection and compassion.

    Typical keynote agenda:
    Introduction
    Opening Exercise
    Case for Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence
    Self-Awareness: Knowing one’s internal states
    Practice: 3 Breaths
    Empathy: Understand others’ feelings and experiences
    Practice: Unmindful Listening
    Practice: Shift to Connection
    Practice: Mindful Listening
    Application Brainstorm
    End of Keynote

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  • Increase Your Cash Flow Fast

    Jean Kuhn, Business Strategist/Consultant, Bounce Solutions Jean Kuhn

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Business owners, retail or service-based, all say the exact same thing. ‘We need more customers so we can earn more money.’ It’s tough out there for business owners in 2019. Jean Kuhn “has the backs” of business owners and delivers the hard facts, the truth and some laughs, on what it takes to become the leader in their industry and a “celebrity” in their business. MORE >

    Jean shares her story of buying 2 bankrupt businesses and turning them around in 12 short months and adding $100,000 to their bottom lines. And she did it with NO customer list and NO marketing budget.

    Jean is the perfect speaker if attendees: Want more customers, Want to make more money, Want to more free time, Want to reduce employee turnover

    Takeaways: You don't need a list or a big budget, Low cost/no cost marketing strategies, Tools to turn employees into lead

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  • The Top 5 Exercise Myths to Building a More Toned, Fit Body (& How To Avoid Them)

    Daniel Lona, Nutrition & Fitness Coach, Lona Fitnesss

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    This talk is ideal for an audience that wants to be more fit but is a bit unsure what will help most with toning, maximizing weight loss, and will keep them injury-free. This talk will bust some myths, but also deliver some practical workout strategies they can implement right away. MORE >

    My talks are interactive in that, for a little bit of the time, the audience can break out into partners or small groups to figure out how they could apply these strategies to their own lifestyle, and then share (if they wish) what they discussed.

    1. The Only 3 Exercises You'll Ever Need to Sculpt Your Body and Melt Unwanted Bodyfat.
    2. The Formula To Fitness Success In As Little as One Hour Per Week
    3. How To "Bulletproof" Your Body From Injury

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  • Presenting Your Professional Best

    Susan Fignar, President, Pur-sue Inc.

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    In today’s rapidly changing business world, your professional presence, how you relate and connect to others, along with your workplace behavior and practices will contribute significantly to your credibility and overall success, and the bottom line of your organization. Whether you are attending a meeting, interacting with a new client, delivering a presentation, working across departments or attending a company-sponsored event, you need to be mindful of the messages you're communicating as an ambassador of your company. MORE >

    In this light, informative and interactive program, Susan will highlight the key elements of presenting your professional best.

    Program length: 60-75 minutes

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