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Mali Phonpadith arrived to the United States when she was five years old as a refugee after fleeing war-torn Laos with her family. Against all odds and shaped by a tumultuous journey filled with tragedies and losses, she shows us that we are capable of experiencing joy after pain, taking flight after the falls, and healing through the hurting. MORE >Clarity of vision and purpose helped her to claim her unique mission in this world. She now thrives as a business owner and community champion. She talks about how having a strong sense of a purpose fuels us to abundantly share our gifts as a service to others, expands our worldview of what’s possible and increases our spiritual capacity to thrive, evolve and soar.
Life coach and hypnotist Lydia Michalitsianos shares strategies that will help you dissolve your critical voice and eliminate fears that may be holding you back from reaching your goals. Drawing on experience from working with entrepreneurs and business owners, including meeting planners and suppliers, Lydia discusses how feelings about yourself and how you talk to yourself play a significant role in all aspects of your life from sales negotiations, to health, to getting salary your deserve, to managing your daily meeting planning or project management responsibilities. MORE >This lecture demo will include a hypnosis demonstration as well as some simple takeaway exercises to put you in control of your thinking habits, so you can begin to shift your own mindset, improve motivation, and produce more positive results in your life and your work.
As of 2012, over 38.4 million Americans, were living with a disability, according to the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. The discrimination towards individuals with disabilities still continues to negatively affect the opportunities and lives of people with disabilities. Treating disabled individuals differently can give them a negative attitude towards others and life itself. MORE >It is important that we try to understand how disability discrimination is affecting other individual's lives in a negative way. No one should be excluded from activities because they have a "disability.” Anastasia Martynova is proof that nothing should stop someone from reaching their goals in life.
After a broken engagement, losing her brother, and a 10 year battle with chronic illness, Katie DePaola has finally found her glow. In 2015, Katie opened the doors to Inner Glow Circle, a coach training and personal branding company for women. Within months, her youngest brother died of an accidental overdose. MORE >This monumental lose set off a domino effect of changes and challenges, but through it Katie learned to survive by doubling down on her commitment to her vision. Even on the most ill or grief stricken days, her power lies in her purpose.
Now, Katie teaches others how to make their hardest life experiences their greatest opportunities through the principles of Post Traumatic Growth (PTG). PTG is the subject of a growing field of research into the healing that may be accessed when we choose to grow from our trauma and lose.
We’re all looking for our purpose to make sense of this life. We can find a sense purpose in many things - community, family, career, spiritual life. But our true purpose, no matter the sphere, is to create the thing we wish existed in the world. MORE >The problem is that most of us are largely taught to complain about the things we don’t like rather than change them. Complaints are low responsibility ways to ask for what we need. To reach our next level, both individually and collectively, we need to become more active than passive.
Yes, we live in a difficult and often disheartening world, but the question is what can we do about it?
Every year, 33,000 American men commit suicide. Bill Bridges has faced his own depression and suicidal thoughts, but came through them, in large part because of a willingness to face emotions that most men find hard to handle. In this presentation, he explains why men struggle with emotions, why they kill themselves in staggering numbers (even though research shows more women think about suicide), and what each man can do if he feels himself slipping into despair. MORE >