Dai Henwood was born and raised in Wellington and trained in Theatre and Film at Victoria University. He moved into Stand-up comedy winning best new face in 1999’s Pulp Comedy on TV 2 and then the prestigious TV2 Billy T Award in 2002.
From there, Dai toured Melbourne and Edinburgh in 2003. In 2004/5, he performed the sell-out shows “The Hot Stepper” and “Champagne Table Tennis,” at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Dai also performed in Tokyo at The Comedy Store and through out Britain and Australia. In 2006, he worked with Rhys Darby in “The Every-men.”
Dai was then given his own TV show on C4TV called ‘Insert Video Here,’ which quickly became a cult classic. The momentum continued in 2007 when he won the coveted Fred Award at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and became a household name with his TV Series ‘Roll the Dai’ on C4 Television. Dai was scouted to perform at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal where he starred in a television gala hosted by Jeremy Piven. He is currently a Team Captain on TV3’s 7 Days and the Host of TV3’s Family Feud 5:30 weeknights. Both have become appointment viewing in Kiwi households.
Sunil Arora is a professional coach for individuals and companies. He focuses on leadership and personal development for start-up executives, entrepreneurs starting their own businesses, and individuals in a professional transition. He also works on organizational structuring and development for early stage companies. He draws on his experience in finance, sociology, technology start-ups, and the public policy space.
Sunil's background includes leading the fund partnerships team at Artivest, a technology based investment start-up in New York connecting investors and investment funds. Sunil helped established Artivest in the independent wealth management and private equity community. Prior to that, Sunil opened and led the New York office for Addepar, a financial technology firm based in Silicon Valley, and worked in senior sales, deployment, and technical sales roles at the company. He joined Addepar after working in economic policy for The National Economic Council at The White House and for The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Sunil began his career in the fund of hedge funds industry, assembling and analyzing portfolios of hedge funds on the investment team first at Ironwood Capital Management and then at Bessemer Trust. He graduated with a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and received his MPA, with a concentration in international finance and economic policy, from The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Destin Gerek is a transformational empowerment coach who specializes in helping you tap deep into your masculine core, awaken your sexual energy, and harness this newfound power to passionately manifest your biggest visions, and create the life of your dreams.
Referred to by the press as Tantra meets Tony Robbins, Destin Gerek is an internationally recognized leading voice in masculinity, sexuality, consciousness, and personal empowerment. Recognizing the need for new role models for men in these changing times, he is dedicated to redefining masculinity for the 21st century.
The greatest power of Destin’s transformational work is that he embodies it. He has taken all that he’s learned, studied, and explored, and integrated it fully into his being, such that he really walks his talk. All avenues spoken for, Destin has reached people with his message on at least six continents (we’re not sure about Antartica!), empowering individuals, couples, and groups worldwide.
Leo Babauta is a former journalist and creator of the popular Zen Habits blog. He is also the author of numerous books and courses on habits, simplicity and mindfulness.
In 2005, Leo was living on Guam and was a smoker, overweight, sedentary, addicted to junk food, deeply in debt with lots of clutter, a procrastinator, overworked with no time for his wife and kids. In November 2005, he started to turn his life around: he finally quit smoking, then started running, changed his diet, started getting out of debt, decluttering, simplifying and more.
A year later, he had lost 30 lbs. and ran his first marathon, was a vegetarian and on his way to becoming debt-free and a minimalist.
He started Zen Habits in January 2007 to share what he was learning about changing his life, and has been writing the blog ever since.
The blog grew to 26,000 readers by the end of 2007 (and now has over a million readers) and was named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 10 blogs for a few years. It’s one of the largest single-author blogs in the world.
These days, Leo is a vegan, lives a fairly healthy life in California, and focuses on helping people who are struggling.