Actor, singer, and certified wellness coach Debra Wanger has performed in theaters, cabarets, and screens from New York to Los Angeles. She’s a sought after speaker who’s given workshops at university theater programs and corporate groups across the country, and an author whose book The Resilient Actor: How to Kick-Ass in the Business Without it Kicking Your Ass was an Amazon bestseller. The Resilient Actor’s Workbook & Planner was just released. While working at Creative Artists Agency, she helped guide the careers of many top names, including Halle Berry and Antonio Banderas. Debra lives in San Diego with her three children and her dog. Her album, Driving My Own Heart, is available on Amazon and iTunes.
Nita Patel is a speaker, author, and artist who believes in modern etiquette as a path to becoming our best selves.
Schooled in London and a veteran of corporate America, she has 20+ years in technology and healthcare leadership and nurturing teams toward confidence and impact.
She is currently pursuing studies in psychology at Harvard while exploring the intersection of mindfulness and manners, empowering people to discover self-confidence and success through the lost art of etiquette. She is the author of the new book Boss Vibes: Self-Esteem, Success, and the Art of Etiquette. For more, visit Nita-Patel.com.
Jeff DeGraff is both an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. His simultaneously creative and pragmatic approach to making innovation happen has led clients and colleagues to dub him the “Dean of Innovation.”
He has written several books, including Leading Innovation, Innovation You, and The Innovation Code. Jeff’s thoughts on innovation are covered by Inc., Fortune, and Psychology Today. He has a regular segment on public radio called The Next Idea. His new book, The Creative Mindset, brings 6 creativity skills to everyone.
A bestselling author and founder of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP), Valorie has served clients in over 40 states and ten countries and written twelve books on personal development, including; Successful Women Think Differently, What’s Really Holding You Back and her latest Successful Women Speak Differently. She is a frequent guest expert for the TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, NPR, Essence, and many others. She has spoken for hundreds of organizations, including GE, McDonald’s Corporation, Verizon, Coca Cola, and the United States military. Ms. Burton has a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in journalism from Florida A&M University, and a BA from Florida State University. Join over 50,000 subscribers to her inspiring weekly e-newsletter at www.valorieburton.com.
Peter Kozodoy is the award-winning author of Honest to Greatness, an Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and business coach who works with organizations and their leaders to help them overcome self-limiting BS and use honesty to achieve greatness. His articles on leadership and entrepreneurship have appeared in Forbes, Inc., HuffPost, PR Daily, and more. He holds a BA in economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School and lives outside New York City with his wife and their spoiled dog. To strike up an honest conversation, visit PeterKozodoy.com.