Have you ever wondered why you get scared during a scary movie even though you know it's not real? Well, it's because neurons that fire in our brain when we listen to a story are the same ones that fire if we are actually the active participant in what is being explained. We are hard wired to learn better if words have meaning and emotion to them because it helps us focus. Our story tellers will fire your neurons with their incredibly impactful stories, all stories that have changed their lives and given them a greater purpose.
Avid writer, storyteller, speaker & humanist
Shelly is the author of the book No Blanks, No Pauses. She believes in people's minds and connecting the world. Shelly is one of fifteen children and a an executive at a Fortune 100 company.
A Note from Shelly
I believe that we all seek, and deserve a life of Love and Connection. I also believe that we allow our judgment, fear, and feelings of less than to hold us back. We miss connecting with, and loving self and others. My journey has given me the experience, words, and the passion to help mend this divide.
One constant throughout my life has been my intrigue with all that makes us human. My chosen profession is Human Resources. HR is what I do. The first word in my title – human – has special significance and importance for me. A big part of who I “am” is a storyteller. I have been writing for over 30 years. I have written about love, loss, the power of healing, and the many things we do to create distance and divide with each other. My motivation is to open hearts and minds through storytelling. My stories are personal to me and my life. The lessons are universal.
Learn more about Shelly here.
Inspirational Speaker, Author & Adventurer
His first goal was to crawl 8 feet from the hospital bed to the bathroom. He went on to Redefine Impossible by climbing 29,035 feet to the top of Mt. Everest with one lung! From there he stood atop the highest point on all 7 continents, skied to the South and North Poles, and completed the Hawaii Ironman. Sean has been interviewed by Steve Harvey, CBS Evening News, Fox & Friends, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Huffington Post, Outside the Lines, Sports Center, Washington Post, USA Today, Sports Center, and countless others. His numerous articles with thought leaders such as Sir Richard Branson and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu put him in a category by himself.
Learn more about Sean here.
Inspirational Speaker, connector & business coach
A Midwest girl at heart, Lindsay was born and raised in a small suburb west of Cleveland, Ohio. Growing up, she loved planning parties and taking leadership of any events. Making a career out of that passion was something she didn't even know was possible at the time. Her passion along with her ability connect to people encouraged Lindsay to evolve her business into being a smarter wedding planner, no longer relying on weekend hours. In a traditional business that required time away from her family, she became an innovator in the business with LVL Academy, a wedding planning academy for those learning the tricks of the trade.
Lindsay will help you learn how to tap into your creativity, put on your brave cape, and hit the ground running towards your wildest dreams.
Learn more about Lindsay here.
Connector, Advocate & Business Owner
If you meet Ann you know she is an instant connector- she can hold a conversation with anyone. But if you ask about her speaking abilities she will humbly wave it off. As the owner of Borrow Curated, a furniture rental business well-known for home staging and event rentals, she is a busy woman always on the move. Whatever she's doing in the moment gets her full attention, the only way for her to make the most of her time away from her family.
Ann has brought her incredible story of overcoming adversity when she lost her entire business in a fire, and what she learned during that time not only about the importance of being the foundation for her organization, but understanding that she is much more than just her work.
Speaker, Author, Advocate
Scott Fedor is an inspirational speaker and author who draws from his rich life experiences, leading up to his devastating accident and through his resilient recovery, to communicate his message of inspiration. He has spoken to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner-city schools about the power of a positive attitude, the importance of faith and perseverance through difficult times.
Learn more about Scott here.
Speaker, Wellness Advocate, Driver of Behavior Change
Jackie is a thinker and challenger. She values the science of wellbeing and collaboration for the betterment of individuals, families and organizations. Jackie's strength is helping participants reveal misconceptions about status quo lifestyles, and implementing immediate change for improved happiness. Jackie has helped hundreds of organizations implement wellbeing programs, human performance programs, and coached over 85 leaders to an improved physical and emotional life.
Jackie's passion is connecting to people, and as a speaker touches participants hearts by encouraging them to rethink happiness in their own lives.