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Here are the amazing people that graced our stage at the 2019 event.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat Pray Love has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” (The Toronto Sun). Exploding onto the scene in 2006, the bestseller famously chronicled the year Gilbert spent traveling the world after a shattering divorce. Translated into more than 30 languages, Eat Pray Love has sold over thirteen million copies worldwide. The book, “fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit, and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible” (The New York Times Book Review), catapulted its author from respected but little-recognized writer to a woman Oprah Winfrey has called a “rock star author.”

In the decade since Eat Pray Love, people around the world have sought Gilbert’s advice on how to lead a bold and inspired life, and she has dedicated herself to exploring the mysteries of courage and creativity. Out of this period of introspection comes Gilbert’s brilliant nonfiction treatise, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In this book, she digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective on creativity.

Lisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences breakthrough, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential.

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivating the Masses, Inc. – one of the country’s only publicly traded personal and business development training companies – Lisa has helped develop workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of men and women, and altered the trajectory of businesses throughout the country and across the world.

Lisa’s extraordinary story of transforming her own life from public assistance for her family to leading a multi-million dollar enterprise is the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach others that it is possible to do the same. Today, fans worldwide revere Lisa for her mastery of teaching people how to accomplishing unfathomable goals and tap their limitless potential.

Seth Godin

Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 18 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn).

Though renowned for his writing and speaking, Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!).

By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.

In 2013, Seth was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. In an astonishing turn of events, in May 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame as well. He might be the only person in both.

Haben Girma

“People with Disabilities Drive Innovation”

The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honoured Haben. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation. She travels the world teaching the benefits of choosing inclusion. On August 6 she will publish her first book, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Her work has been featured in the Financial Times, BBC, Washington Post, NPR, and more. 

Todd Herman

“Shapeshifting & Harnessing the Allies Within Your Mind To Be A Champion In Any Role”

Todd Herman is a performance coach and mental game strategist for ambitious entrepreneurs, athletes, and leaders who want to achieve wildly outrageous goals. He’s helped clients reach the Olympic podium, build multimillion-dollar companies, and establish brands that have become internationally known. He’s owned his sports science training company for over twenty years, and his signature performance system, 90 Day Year, has been named the world’s top leadership and skill development program — twice!

Todd is also the author of the WSJ bestselling book The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life. He lives in New York City with his wife and three young children, and is currently the world’s worst ukulele player, but working on it.

Emily Fletcher

“The Ziva Meditation Opening Ceremony”

Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for extraordinary performance. Her book Stress Less, Accomplish More debuted at #7 out of all books on Amazon.

The New York Times, Good Morning AmericaThe Today ShowVogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 20,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Apple, Google, Harvard Business School and Barclays Bank. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, Tony & Emmy award winners, NBA players, Navy SEALs, Fortune 500 CEOs and busy parents

The Ziva Technique is a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting designed to unlock your full potential. It’s benefits include decreased stress, deeper sleep, improved immune function and extraordinary performance.

Martin Latulippe

Social entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author, and leadership expert Martin
Latulippe has been sharing his expertise on mindset, performance, and business
development with thousands of individuals and world-class organizations for over
two decades now.
Martin is one of the most sought-after bilingual speakers for organizations
wishing to train their teams to achieve optimal performance. In 2016, he became
the youngest expert to be inducted into the Canadian Speakers Hall of Fame.
Drawing on his experience collaborating with some of the world’s best brands,
Martin started in 2011 to offer his expertise in business development to the web
entrepreneurship universe – and now is considered one of the top French-speaking
mentors in the world for high performing web entrepreneurs wanting to scale their
He has trained hundreds of new leaders of French-speaking web enterprises, which
went on to experience spectacular growth in terms of sales revenue, audience, and
impact. Areas covered include health, mindfulness, meditation, fitness, yoga,
business development, coaching, weight loss, financial management, selling of
physical products, and dozens of other topics.
To date, Martin is one of the only French-speaking experts to have shared the stage
– in English – with some of the world’s most highly regarded entrepreneurial
leaders such as Sir Richard Branson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Franck O’Dea, Robert
Herjavek, Kevin O’Leary, and many others.

Ariel Garten

Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is co-founder of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness.

Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist, but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Her creativity and entrepreneurial head combined with her fascination with the brain lead her to join forces with two like minded friends Chris and Trevor to start InteraXon. Together they founded a Silicon Valley backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse. Her team’s technology has been featured in over 1000 media pieces, as well as was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, an installation that allowed over 7,000 people control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country.

These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her 2 year old or on stage across the world speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.

Yanik Silver

Yanik Silver redefines how business is played in the 21st century at the intersection of more profits, more fun, and more impact.

He is the founder of Maverick1000, a private, invitation-only global network of top entrepreneurs and industry leaders. This group periodically assembles for breakthrough retreats, rejuvenating experiences, and impact opportunities (to-date raising over $3M+) with participating icons such as Sir Richard Branson, Tony Hawk, Chris Blackwell, John Paul DeJoria, Tony Hsieh, Russell Simmons, Tim Ferriss, and many others.

Yanik serves on the Constellation board for Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group and Branson family. And his lifetime goal is to connect visionary leaders and game changers to catalyze business models and new ideas for solving 100 of the world’s most impactful issues by the year 2100.

In between checking off items on his Ultimate Big Life List, he calls Potomac, Maryland, home with his wife, Missy, and two mini-maverick adventurers in the making, Zack and Zoe.

Marc Kielburger

“The WEconomy: How your company can profit from purpose”

Marc Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people coming together to change the world. Along with his brother Craig Kielburger, Marc co-founded WE Charity, which provides a holistic development model called Free The Children’s WE Villages, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Back at home in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, WE Schools and WE Day provide comprehensive service learning programs to 10,000 schools, engaging 2.4 million young change-makers.

Lastly, he is also the co-founder of ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise, the profits from which help sustain the work of the charitable organization. His work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC. Marc graduated from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed a law degree from Oxford University. He has also received 10 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights.

Marc is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 8 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders. Marc was also recently inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts and his work to empower youth to change the world. In 2015, along with his brother Craig, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector.

Gareb Shamus

Gareb Shamus, CEO of ACE Universe is a world-renowned pop-culture expert, founder of the largest Comic Con tour, and for over twenty years published the leading award-winning magazines covering Superheroes across movies, TV, toys, games, animation and comic books in 75 countries, and in dozens of languages. Gareb Shamus is professional contemporary artist, who’s artwork is currently on display in galleries in Los Angeles, Toronto and New York City.


Angela Lauria

As the founder of The Author Incubator™, Dr. Angela E. Lauria has helped over 1,000 authors-in transformation write, publish, and promote their books.  Angela is the author of Make ‘Em Beg To Work For You, Make ‘Em Beg to Be Your Client, Make ‘Em Beg to Publish Your Book, The Incubated Author, and The Difference. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in Journalism and Media Affairs from The George Washington University and a PhD in Communications from The European Graduate School.


Alex Charfen

Alex Charfen is co-founder and CEO of CHARFEN, a leading training, education and consulting company helping entrepreneurs and small businesses find positive momentum and sustained growth. Alex has spent his life studying entrepreneurs and famous leaders throughout history, uncovering a previously mislabeled and misunderstood population among us: the Entrepreneurial Personality Type™ (EPT). Founded in 2007, CHARFEN was featured on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in America three years in a row, reaching as high as #21. 

Brad Martineau

SixthDivision helps entrepreneurs better design, architect, and implement marketing automation tools to grow revenue, save time, and create predictable client journeys.

Chris Winfield & Jen Gottlieb

Super Connector Media is a collective of media, PR and publicity experts led by Chris Winfield and Jen Gottlieb. Together, we’ve helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to master the art of connection and create their own media wins.

We show you how to connect with the unique value of what you offer to the world; connect with the audience who want to hear about it; and connect with the media influencers and decision-makers that can help you spread the message.


The best part? Unlike a PR agency, we give you full ownership of your media connections, empowering you to write your own media success story, on your own terms.

David Neagle

Emily Hirsh

Emily Hirsh is a leading Digital Marketing Strategist and CEO of Hirsh Marketing, one of the largest and fastest growing digital marketing companies in the world. Emily and her team of experts work with top-level influencers and game-changing entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, remove marketing overwhelm, and generate massive revenue using her revolutionary Hirsh Method. 

Jennifer Kem

Jennifer helps service-based entrepreneurs to get seen, heard and paid to be their most authentic selves by combining digital strategies & analog experiences to build a highly profitable platform for their business!

Lee Richter

Pam Prior