Matthew Manos is a Los Angeles-based author, design strategist, educator, and entrepreneur passionate about making creativity and innovation more accessible. He is the Founder and Managing Director at verynice, a design strategy practice that gives half of its services away for free to non-profit organizations and social enterprises. He is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Reginald, a company that publishes step-by-step toolkits for creative problem solving and innovation on a pay-what-you-want basis.
Kate Vitasek is an author, educator, and architect of the Vested business model. She is the founder of Vested Outsourcing, a mindset, methodology, business model, and movement for highly collaborative, win-win relationships. Kate is also a popular keynote speaker, an executive trainer/coach in the art and science of developing strategic partnerships, and a faculty member of the Graduate and Executive Education Department at the University of Tennessee.
Laura Wellington is a TEDx speaker, successful media and technology entrepreneur, award-winning television creator, best-selling author, major media blogger, and media-entertainment-technology consultant. She is the founder/blogger at THREAD MB, a lifestyle and celebrity blog. Laura is the author of numerous books including Be Careful What You Wish For, a paranormal love story based upon real life.
Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., Lt. Colonel (US Army Reserves, Retired), has served on the stress management faculties at the Pentagon, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and the University of Maryland School of Public Health, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Award and other teachings/service awards. He is the founder of Resilience Training International, which teaches people how to prevent and recover from stress-related conditions (such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety) while optimizing mental health and performance under pressure. Glenn has written 14 books on stress-related topics including his latest one, The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook, which helps people heal the hidden wounds from toxic childhood stress, which lead to a wide array of adult medical and psychological disorders.
Jennifer Louden is a best-selling author, retreat leader, coach, and speaker. She has reached millions of women through her books, communities, and writing retreats, teaching them how to create human-scaled routines that support the creation of extraordinary lives. Jen is also a passionate teacher and a full-fledged ambassador for helping creative women get their scary sh*t done.
Britt East is an inspirational writer and public speaker. He is the best-selling author of A Gay Man’s Guide to Life, a personal growth and development manual that combines memoir with practical and pragmatic advice to challenge and inspire gay men to live their best lives. Britt is also a digital marketing and e-commerce leader who is passionate about helping organizations craft their best online presence through elegant and effective design, development, production, and promotion.
Cynthia Kane is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor dedicated to helping men and women change their communication routines so they feel in control of their words and understood at home and at work. She is the bestselling author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist, and How to Meditate Like a Buddhist, and the founder of the Kane Intentional Communication Institute, LLC. Cynthia has helped thousands of people change their way of communicating through her bestselling DailyOM courses, workshops, and Intentional Communication Training Program.