Adam Roa is a human optimizer, speaker/performer, conscious filmmaker, and host of "The Deep Dive" podcast. He has been featured on top podcasts such Addicted2Success and featured in Huffington Post and The Elephant Journal. His powerful spoken word poetry has been shared all over the world and his 1-man show, Permission To Think Freely, toured internationally at the end of 2017, with more dates planned in 2018.
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Derick Deal is the owner of Darwinian Fitness and a transformational coach. Prior to running his own practice, Derick was on the coaching team for Precision Nutrition – the industry leader in high-performance nutrition. Derick has also co-owned a strength & conditioning training center in addition to having consulted for various businesses and government organizations on how to lead a healthy, happy, & balanced lifestyle. Derick’s clients include c-suite executives, Olympians, academics, & high-functioning professionals. At heart, Derick is an adventurer, spiritual seeker, & philosopher – earning his degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia.
Derick is also a thought-leader within the fitness industry. Darwinian fitness starts with the premise that most individuals – and traditional fitness industry establishments (from Yoga to Crossfit) – don’t properly define what fitness is. What does a successful fitness approach look like? How should we approach fitness activities from the perspective that as human beings, we depend on mental, emotional, & social skills as much as physical ones? As Darwin observed, Fitness in a species is its ability to adapt and thrive in response to the environment it finds itself in. Disruptive technologies, social media, & globalization are just some of the forces that make for a rapidly changing environment. Given this, how is our approach to self-development and self-care keeping up with making us more resilient, healthy, & adaptable to an ever-changing environment? Shouldn’t the process by which we enhance our ability to adapt and thrive in such an environment be at the core of what it means to be fit?
Derick is currently based in the Washington D.C. area and in addition to his one-on-one coaching practice, leads seminars, workshops, & powerful experiences to model Darwinian Fitness. His approach centers on creating arenas for the cultivation of mindsets, skillsets, & adaptations across the areas of mental fitness, social fitness, & emotional fitness. These mental, social, and emotional arenas are layered on top of a deep re-connection and respect for the physical body. As such, the Darwinian fitness model approaches Physical fitness through helping people rediscover the wisdom of their bodies, the joy of movement, & vibrant sense of living in-tune with one’s own body.
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Preston Smiles' mission is to empower, inspire and ignite a multi - generational movement of radical growth through conscious, creative content, acts of love and living boldly. He believes that we are here to leave the planet better than we found it, and he is committed to motivating others to join him on that mission, and live their best life NOW.
"I could list a bunch of things that would make me look “important” and “successful”, but what I want you to know about me is I truly care about people, our planet, and about maximizing my potential. I’m committed to knowing that when I leave this world that my tank was empty, because I gave ALL that I had and then some in the name of LOVE. So whether I’m speaking, leading workshops, writing books, or making conscious content through social media, it’s all in SERVICE of the same thing….LOVE. It’s the answer to everything and it’s so obvious that some of us miss it. So I’m here as a messenger to remind us all that when we AMPLIFY our LOVE we automatically amplify our LIVES.”
Toku McCree is an executive coach for brilliant misfits at the top of their game who want to create something far beyond the success they’ve already achieved.
He has a one-of-a-kind resume that includes living in a Zen Monastery for more than two years, touring the US as a stage manager for a rock band, and working more than 30 different jobs before he was 30 years old.
In less than two years, Toku built a coaching business with clients on five continents and one-on-one coaching deals of up to $100,000. He’s a member of an elite group of the top 4% of coaches on the planet.
His zone of genius lies in cutting right to the heart of the matter with tons of love and no bullshit.
In addition to coaching business leaders, Toku has a passion for teaching coaches how to master deep work through the art of deliberate practice. All of this flows from his core mission to help the world wake up in profound and fundamental ways.
Anthony Trucks is a proud husband and father of 3, former NFL player, American Ninja Warrior, gym owner, international speaker, author, six figure consultant, and a guy who genuinely loves to improve peoples lives by teaching them HOW to go from surviving to thriving when you Trust Your Hustle.
Anthony was handed away by his mother at the age of 3. Together with his siblings, they would enter foster care system and spend the earliest years of their lives feeling less than human. He experienced physical and mental abuse, starvation, and torture. Before the age of 6, he was placed into a home where he would eventually be adopted 8 years later as the sole black person in a poor all white family.
Anthony’s life has been riddled with ups and downs from the start, and they haven’t slowed down three decades later. He had to sever his biological mother’s rights in person in court at 14 from the stand to get adopted, his foster brother almost died, his foster mom contracted an incurable disease called MS, he got arrested at 17 at gunpoint, found God, earned a college scholarship, found his biological father who didn’t know he existed at 19, had his first son in college at 20, three grandparents passed, one grandparent by suicide, he played in the NFL, and he was cut twice before ending his NFL career due to an injury.
Anthony has always been determined to win in life. He then opened a successful 6 figure gym that he almost lost multiple times, found out his dad DID know about him all those years when he told him at 29 before he passed, and came minutes from taking his own life after his high school sweetheart had a heart shattering affair after they had their second and third children; a set of twins that they almost lost before their birth.
For many people these life issues would leave them broken and unable to function in life, but for Anthony it was the opposite. He’ve fought HARD and come out successful on the other side.
Empowerment Coach & Global Speaker, JuVan Langford is the Founder of Choose Higher Intl, a global personal transformation agency that delivers immersive men’s and women’s only weekend events, spearhead an immersive business & leadership academy as well as a full service production company that produces original content for conscious business leaders and single personality brands.
Langford deepen his impact through his foundation, The MENtour™. A male-only, mentor driven education non-profit that activates social emotional and character development workshops, Langford create deep and meaningful mentor relationships for 500+ middle school boys each year in Los Angeles, CA.
An internationally recognized social impact entrepreneur and community builder, Langford travels participating in philanthropic endeavors that create multigenerational change. From the delivery clean water wells to East African villages, to the development of pre-schools in South American countries to the distribution of clothes and nutritious food to thousands of vulnerable youth and orphans in the Dominican Republic each year, JuVan truly embodies his mission of teaching all people to live and lead their best life.
Gary Sinclair is a speaker, author, and leader in Energy Medicine. His latest work, Soul Link, is producing 100% results in neutralizing PTSD memories in seconds as even his Medical Peer Review shows. Gary is the founder of META, the Memory Energy Therapy Association and has three Lifetime Achievement Awards for his four decades of research work.
Gary is now certifying practitioners in his life-changing healing techniques which includes Soul Link and a two-day program called Restoration that does the same neutralizing to your entire life.
JJ Yosh is a TV Host, Adventure Filmmaker, Backcountry Chef, Mountaineer, and actor... on a mission to change the world through media.
Back in college, JJ discovered his love for nature on his first backpacking trip, and quickly saw that exploring our earth was the key to helping the world. Since that time JJ has led countless groups of people all over the world to explore some of the most beautiful places on earth and now he produces engaging media to inspire people to get outside and explore their backyards.
Recently, JJ has appeared in AT&T, DirecTV, Coors commercials, modeled in various national print campaigns, hosted television shows for Discovery, TLC, and Tastemade networks, and produced, directed, written, and starred in a full feature film, Ancient Tomorrow - now airing on Amazon, Google Play, GAIA TV, Vimeo, Vudu, and Dish TV.
If asked for his life motto, Richie Hardcore would be likely to point you towards one of the many tattoos on his arm: “PMA till I’m DOA”. It’s the title of a hardcore song, but the idea behind the acronym, Positive Mental Attitude, is the approach that Richie uses to tackle all aspects of his life, and hopes to instill the same attitude in people he comes across on a daily basis.
While no stranger to heartache and hurt, Richie believes with the right support and attitude, that a positive life is possible through any hardship. With a loyal and growing social media presence, Richie uses this platform to actively promote awareness and activism and engage in topical conversation, which he does with boundless energy and a killer smile.
For Richie and countless others around the world, fight sports provide a healthy outlet for the hardship and frustrations that life hands us. As such, Richie’s fighting career spans more than 20 years from martial arts tournaments to Muay Thai titles. Now he’s hung up the gloves, he fights for social change rather than titles and trophies.
As a self-confessed ‘pragmatic idealist’, Richie channels his energy into doing his best to leave the world a slightly better, healthier and happier place than how he found it. He does this as a Muay Thai, Boxing and personal trainer, community worker reducing drug and alcohol harm, campaigner against domestic and sexual violence, radio host and advocate for social change.
After a decade of success in real estate, Marc Mawhinney went through business closure and challenges that would have caused most to give up.
How did he get back on track?
With the help of coaches!
After years of being a lone wolf and being proud of “going it alone,” he experienced the power of coaching first-hand, and it really made a difference. So when he was ready to go back into business, he knew that he wanted to be a coach. He wanted to help others like he'd been helped.
He dove in and became a coach, and discovered what every new coach learns when he gets into this business … it’s not easy! So when he finally got it rolling, he knew that he didn’t want other coaches to go through the same growing pains that he did.
So, Marc launched “Natural Born Coaches,”, a podcast to help coaches with their businesses. He has completed 500 episodes of the podcast over the last few years and talked with well over 1000 coaches every year (on-air and off-air).
Kyle Jordan helps men and women awaken to their true nature to discover their unique gifts and purpose only they can bring to the world. He does this by reconnecting them to their original blueprint of health and the unique frequency only they were born with. He has an intimate understanding of how the body, mind, emotions, energy and consciousness can be integrated so a person experiences a fully embodied consciousness.
Through his experience in various healing systems and spiritual practices, such as bodytalk, massage, NLP, coaching, tantra, isha yoga, etc. He has created a unique approach to raising consciousness that empowers every aspect of a being.
Kyle is currently working with men and women around conscious sex and relating as a spiritual practice and also offers spiritual mentoring.
Connor Beaton is the founder of ManTalks, an international organization focused on men’s health, wellness, success and fulfillment.
Connor is also an international speaker, podcast host and lifestyle entrepreneur. Before founding ManTalks, Connor worked with Apple leading high performance sales and operations teams. Since founding ManTalks, Connor has spoken on stage at TEDx, with Lewis Howes, Gary Vaynerchuk, Danielle LaPorte, taken ManTalks to over a dozen cities internationally and has been featured on platforms like Forbes, Huffington Post, HeForShe, The Good Men Project, UN Women, CBC and the National Post.
Greg Frucci spent seventeen days alone in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane season on a thirty foot sailboat and sailed into a developing tropical system as a "novice" sailor on a boat not designed to do that.
That single event changed everything about who he thought he was into a knowing of who and what he is. Given the massive transformational events of the sailing adventure, he now lives life in ways he only dreamed of before taking to the sea.
Greg's "healing modality" is storytelling. As an author and a speaker, he serves the world by telling the stories of his challenging adventures in a way that directly helps you overcome the obstacles you face.
For almost two decades, Steve Roehm has a burning desire to understand how people create instant and lifelong change in their own lives as well as in the lives of others. His studies have taken him around the globe to places where he had the honour of training under some of the greatest minds of our time. His most influential teachers include Igor Ledochowski and John Overdurf, who are both personal mentors to Steve. These teachers and others have helped him become one of the best transformational coaches and "change artists" on the planet.
Steve developed and honed his conversational hypnosis skills quickly by helping thousands of people create instant change in their lives. Early on, he chose to help people stop smoking because the results were instant, important and blew people’s minds. People were changing before his eyes, and the feeling of showing someone that they are better than they thought they were was all the fuel Steve needed to drive his business to higher and higher levels of success. Today, he helps people change in many other ways too.
Steve enjoys coaching people to achieve higher and higher levels of success in their personal life and business. He lives and works to blow your mind by showing you that Beyond what you think is possible, there’s always so much more you’ve yet to discover.
Brian Scrone is an entrepreneur, long time real estate investor and best selling author of "What Matters Most”, which hit #1 in the self-help & motivation category on Amazon when released in May 2017. His life summit is to surf warm waves with his great-grandchildren on his 100th birthday. True success for Brian is to love, be loved, and always be serving.
His passion and expertise lies in wealth creation, living a life focused on priorities, and building healthy relationships. This has led him to speak on hundreds of stages around the world and to date Brian has executed more than $100 million worth of real estate transactions.
Brian and his wife, Coco have 2 small boys, Zion and Izaiah. They live in St. Augustine, Florida.
WHO AM I?
One of the most important questions we can ever ask ourselves is, ‘Who am I?’.
I'ts perhaps the only question that counts. This is the thought David shared with me when I asked him for a bio.
So, who is David Taylor?
David Taylor is a coach who works with people through conversation to create powerful, personal transformations. He notices subtle and ordinary shifts that when acted on can create extraordinary transformations.
David is a film maker and over recent years, he has deepened his work using film and developing the Stillness Process to enable people to be truly seen in their raw, authentic vulnerability. The camera becoming a magnifier to tender love stories of the soul, sometimes to powerfully cathartic revelations. All of the experiences create profound possibilities of transformation.
David is a father of two young boys who are creating their own identity and mark on the world. So diverse in their character and interests and yet bounded by a common love of each other and the family. He is a husband of twenty four years to Truda. Another journey of ups and downs, of failing and learning. A relationship where the whole day can light up with a simple smile or a kind touch.
David is the co-founder of an eight-figure business and is constantly learning what it takes to create sustainable success. Again it is in the ordinary, overlooked, day to day detail. He has built up his own consultancy that grew to seven figures before choosing to focus purely on transformational coaching and making films.
These are all aspects of things David does and yet none of them truly define who he is.
David is passionate in his work of enabling others to be profoundly seen. To pursue this question of, “Who am I?”. To open a window into the essence of their being. A window that can create powerful transformation, and the ripples of awareness and permission never end.
Of course, It is never about the camera.
Norm Hewitt is a former New Zealand Maori Rugby team captain, All Black, and motivational speaker on sport, the community and personal fulfillment. Not to mention, the winner of the inaugural "Dancing With the Stars”.
Norm Hewitt is a remarkable man. Softly spoken, he embodies all things rugged and male but has earned an entirely different reputation since winning Dancing With the Stars with partner Carol-Ann Hickmore in 2005. Now Norm is a mentor to youth and an ambassador for many charitable organizations. But it wasn't always that way.
Norm is a former New Zealand Maori Rugby team captain and All Black. In a long career from 1988 to 2001, he was a frequently a controversial and outspoken figure. However, his significance to New Zealand rugby as a player should not be underestimated. Norm was at his best a dynamic hooker effective both in the tight and in the loose.
In 2001, Michael Laws wrote Norm's bestselling rugby biography Gladiator: the Norm Hewitt Story (2001). It has been described by the Dominion newspaper as "Remarkably readable, sometimes controversial and frank... ...Hewitt’s refreshing honesty will appeal to a wide cross-section of New Zealanders. It will also be hard to beat as the New Zealand sports book of the year."
A product of Hawke's Bay, Norm made that NZRU's representative side as a 20-year hooker in 1988 and until 1994 he played in 92 matches, including the wins over the 1993 Lions and the 1994 French. Between 1995 and 1997 he played 22 matches for Southland, moving there after the Bay were relegated to the NPC second division. Hewitt's third provincial side was Wellington, for whom he played 31 matches between 1999 and 2001, the highlight being leading the side despite a broken arm in the NPC first division final of 2000 against Canterbury.
He was also a stalwart of the Hurricanes and New Zealand Maori sides, often as the captain. He played in 66 Super 12 matches and was in the Maori side for more than a decade. With his provincial, Super 12 and Maori matches plus appearances in various trials and national sides such as the Colts, the Divisional XV and New Zealand A selections Hewitt amassed a staggering 296 first class matches.
He made the All Black side as understudy to Sean Fitzpatrick in the 1993 series against the Lions and made the tour later that year to Scotland and England. Reserve through all the 1994 season, in 1995 he was in the World Cup squad finally getting some test time as a blood bin sub and then when Sean was spelled in the romp over Japan. Over six seasons Norm had 23 All Black matches including nine tests.
Now you can enjoy this exciting speaker as he talks about his life, his failures and his views on sport, the community and personal fulfillment. And who knows he may even dance for you.Norm is also passionate about health and safety issues. His talk "Fit for Purpose" is all about team, safety, and looking after each other.
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.
Sam Ovens is the CEO and founder of Consulting.com, an E-Learning platform that helps everyday people start and grow wildly profitable consulting businesses. He started completely broke working out of his parents garage in New Zealand and in 5 short years started a consulting business, moved to Manhattan and made over $20 Million dollars.
Sam is the leading expert when it comes to starting and growing consulting businesses and he turned many of the industries unknown gray areas into predictable exact science.
He started out by providing the services himself then he transitioned to advising and now his methods, strategies, and tactics have been compiled together and turned into an E-Learning platform called Consulting.com which others can use to start and grow consulting businesses of their own.
Consulting.com's training programs are the leading programs in the consulting industry and have created more successful case studies than anything else the industry has ever seen.
Since 2012, Sam has:
Sam has total conviction that the traditional advice and common sense in this world is dead wrong and if you follow it you will end up living a life just like everybody else. Sam’s contrarian philosophy, methods and views are savagely effective.
He truly believes that anybody can start their own consulting business and live a life much more meaningful with significantly improved income and freedom.
Mark Silverman is a sales leader who generated over $90 million in revenue at some of the world’s fastest growing companies like NetApp, VMWare, EMC and Service Now.
Having succeeded at the highest levels in business, he realized, through his own experience and that of his contemporaries, that motivations that drive success for many people in their 20s and 30s, are often unsustainable into their 40s and 50s. Perspective, increased responsibilities, and pressures call for new skills and mindsets in order to perform and thrive at peak levels.
Mark is also the author of the bestselling book, "Only 10s, Using Distraction to Get the Right Things Done”, which explores the exponential results available when you cultivate a mindset of internal leadership.
Khe Hy is a writer, speaker, coach, and entrepreneur. He was also a Hedge Fund investor at Blackrock. Khe is Quartz’s first Entrepreneur in Residence where he writes about meaning, productivity, and self-discovery and advise on various special projects.
Khe is the creator of RadReads. It is a weekly newsletter and blog read by over 15,000 leaders, investors, academics and change makers. It as a weekly practice of looking within, quieting the mind, and unlocking compassion. RadReads has an engaged IRL community, with monthly meet-ups in New York City and has already began expanding into SF and London.
Last year, his work was picked by a few major outlets, notably Bloomberg (The Wall Street Guru) and CNN (The Oprah for the Millennials). RadReads has expanded to include keynotes, executive coaching, and writing, primarily for Quartz.
Also, Khe had spoken at Northwestern Mutual, Knight Capital, IEX, and Yale University and also gave a TEDx talk in London.