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Zoe Koplowitz

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Zoe Koplowitz is a true inspiration. She is a marathon runner who suffers from multiple sclerosis and diabetes. Koplowitz uses her stories and struggles in her keynote presentations and novels. Even with her health complications Zoe has been able to complete a total of 25 New York Marathons. Although she has completed them all, she finished last in all 25.... read full bio

Yvette Freeman

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Yvette Freeman is an African American actress and health advocate. She is best known for her role on the NBC drama, ER. Yvette has appeared on every season since the show started, making her one of the longest returning characters of the series. Aside from ER, she has appeared on television series like Days of Our Lives, Pretty Little Liars... read full bio

Yael Cohen Braun

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Yael Cohen Braun is the founder, president, and CEO of F*ck Cancer, an innovative health organization aiming to activate Gen-Y to engage with their parents about early detection, preventative lifestyles and communication around cancer. A former finance professional, Yael launched FCancer in 2009 after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Determined to marshal strength for her mom, Yael... read full bio

William Gibson

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Science fiction writer, His 1984 award winning first novel Neuromancer,coined the term cyberspace and envisioned the internet and virtual reality long before either existed. Other novels include:Count Zero,Mona Lisa Overdrive,Virtual Light,and Idoru.... read full bio

William Christopher

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William Christopher is best known how his role as Father Mulcahy in the hit television series M*A*S*H. William Christopher gained a degree in drama from Wesleyan University. Christopher appeared in a variety of productions and then finally various Off-Broadway productions such as, The Hostage. Soon thereafter, Christopher began to land Broadway. His debut Broadway role was in the British... read full bio

Will Ander

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Will Ander specializes in consumer insights, strategic planning, and new concept development. His outstanding educational background and extensive retail experience have proven invaluable in the analysis and interpretation of consumer and retail data. During the past nineteen years at McMillan|Doolittle, Will has worked with a number of retail and service businesses on strategy and new store development, feasibility and concept... read full bio

Wendell Potter

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Wendell Potter's journey from health care spokesperson to whistleblower and health care reform advocate was not one he intended. With a long career in the industry, most notably as head of corporate communications and chief corporate spokesperson for CIGNA, Potter could no longer ignore what he saw. He became an active voice on health care reform, as it became clear... read full bio

Wendell Fowler

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Greek philosopher Hippocrates, the father of medicine, penned in 400 B.C.: Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food. After reading this, Chef Wendell Fowler said goodbye to the nutritionally bankrupt, deep-fried, toxic and highly processed factory foods. Instead he began to heal himself by turning to sun-drenched, whole foods that nurture optimum function of the mind,... read full bio

Wenda Harris Millard

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Wenda Harris Millard joined Yahoo! in October 2001 as Chief Sales Officer. Millard is responsible for driving the North American sales of the company's advertising and marketing services initiatives and leading the North American sales organization. A seasoned executive with over twenty-five years of publishing and advertising experience, Millard was formerly Chief Internet Officer at Ziff Davis Media... read full bio

Wayne Sotile, Ph.D

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Wayne Sotile, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has consulted with over 400 large corporations. He has become a true pioneer in the field of health psychology and work/life balance for high performance people. Wayne Sotile is a high-energy keynote speaker who helps empower audiences to let go of what is holding them back from achieving greatness. He encourages audiences... read full bio

Vasant Lad

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Dr. Lad is the head of The Ayurvedic Institute, recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda schools and Ayurvedic health spas outside of India. Vasant Lad brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor... read full bio

Valorie Burton

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She is the author of Listen to Your Life, Whats Really Holding You Back and Rich Minds, Rich Rewards. She coaches entrepreneurs who have created multi-million dollar businesses as well as executives, emerging entrepreneurs and professionals in 23 states, Canada and three European countries. Her greatest fulfillment comes when her clients, readers and audience members take action and make meaningful... read full bio

Travon Free

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TRAVON FREE is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer who towers over most at 67. The former Cal State Long Beach basketball center with a degree in criminal justice has already accomplished a lot in his career, appearing on such shows as Chelsea Lately, Tosh.0, House, Party Down and Southland, and is currently a writer on Comedy Centrals The Daily... read full bio

Tracey Conway

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Tracey Conway was 38 when her life changed forever. The Emmy-winning actress was taping a television comedy show when she literally dropped dead from sudden cardiac arrest. Twenty minutes later, paramedics shocked her heart into beating again. Overcoming 20-to-1 odds, she survived and turned her miraculous recovery into a poignant yet laugh-out-loud presentation that has wowed everyone from maximum-security inmates... read full bio

Tony Dow

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Tony Dow is best remembered for playing Wally Cleaver, the clean-cut and much wiser older brother of Beaver on the classic family sitcom Leave It to Beaver. Since the show's demise, he has appeared sporadically in a couple feature films and in a few television movies. He reprised the role of Wally in the 1980s in the made-for-TV reunion film... read full bio

Tom Poley

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Chef Tom Poleyis best known for his appearance through the first half of Season 2 of the TV show, Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey. (2006). He has continued to chef" after leaving the show and graduating from the French Culinary Institute now known as the International Culinary Center. Most recently he was featured in Elle Magazine (Fall 2014) and on... read full bio

The Sauce Boss-Bill Wharton

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WITH HIS HOMEGROWN STORYTELLING AND NATURAL-BORN GUITAR TALENT, THE SAUCE BOSS RIGHTEOUSLY SINGS THE BLUES. He gives the feeling that can only come from a life lived in the eye of the storm. He has weathered more than his share of hurricanes, sunburn, and mosquitoes and hes got the chops to prove it. He has taken his... read full bio

The Clever Cleaver Brothers

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The Clever Cleaver Brothers are Lee N. Gerovitz and Steve Cassarino - professional chefs who have turned their love for food and laughter into a unique career as media personalities, cookbook authors, magazine columnists and, as one pundit called them, stand-up chefs." The Clever Cleaver Brothers authored a cookbook Cookin' with the Cleavers, plus their magazine column Cutups appears regularly... read full bio

Terri Bowersock

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Terri L. Bowersock is the founder and Chairwoman of Terris Consigned and Design Furnishings Inc., a muti-million dollar chain of consignment stores stretching from coast to coast. As a successful businesswoman, Terri Bowersock's uncontained drive and enthusiasm has lead to the development of four additional highly successful businesses. Through her book, Success It Can Be Yours, Terri Bowersock has shared... read full bio

Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Now her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen with the HBO produced, full-length film Temple Grandin. Among numerous other recognitions by media, Bravo Cable did a half-hour show on her life, and she was featured in the... read full bio



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