Sonia Faruqi

Sonia Faruqi is the author of two books for adults: Project Animal Farm (2015), a work of investigative journalism about food and animal welfare, and The Oyster Thief (2018), a science fantasy novel featuring an underwater world. Her first book was a finalist for three awards and her second book was on The Globe and Mail’s list of best books of the year. Her work has been endorsed by Jodi Picoult and Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee.

Ray Makela

Ray Makela is an author, speaker, and business executive with 25 years of management, consulting, and sales experience. He is the CEO and Managing Director of Sales Readiness Group, a Seattle-based professional training and development firm that delivers industry-leading sales and sales management solutions. Ray oversees all client engagements and the delivery of sales and sales management training programs.

Michael Gurian

Dr. Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-two books published in twenty-three languages. He is a social philosopher who has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. Dr. Michael is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Gurian Institute, a company that conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs, and trains professionals.

Jonathan Pitts

Jonathan Pitts is an author, speaker, and executive pastor at Church of the City in Franklin, Tennessee. He previously served as the executive director at the Urban Alternative, the national ministry of Dr. Tony Evans. Jonathan has co-authored two books alongside his late wife, Wynter Pitts, the founder of FOR GIRLS LIKE YOU Magazine.

Melanie Phillips

Melanie Phillips (Madhuri) is an author, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Podcaster, and Energy Healer. She’s a spiritual mentor specialising in supporting healers, yogis, and coaches struggling with self-sabotage and impostor syndrome to clear abundance blocks and navigate stress so they can grow their income and impact doing what sets their soul on fire. She’s the bestselling author of “Living After Loss: A Soulful Guide to Freedom” and the co-author of, “Your Irresistible Life: 4 Seasons of Self-Care through Ayurveda & Yoga Practices that Work.”

Scott Young

Scott Young is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, podcast host, programmer, and entrepreneur. He has published weekly essays on his website to help people like you learn and think better. Scott is the author of the bestseller Ultralearning, a book that contains an essential guide to future-proof your career and maximizes your competitive advantage through self-education.

Jillian Medoff

Jillian Medoff is an award-winning corporate writer with a record of success in developing communications programs that help organizations achieve large-scale change. She has a proven ability to formulate powerful business strategies, supervise project teams, manage multiple assignments across heavily matrixed environments, and measure effectiveness. Jillian currently works as a Senior Consultant at Segal Benz.

Paul Pastor

Paul Pastor is an independent author, writer, editor, speaker, and poet. His writings on spirituality and culture blend a love of the Christian Scriptures with wide-ranging interests in literature, ecology, philosophy, and art, and a unique intimacy with the natural world.