Speakers & Workshop Descriptions

Listed below are all the wonderful presenters.

Iyanla

Iyanla Vanzant

History will show that Iyanla Vanzant is one of America’s most profound spiritual leaders and acclaimed empowerment legends. Her body of work spans over three decades to include 15 published books, 5 New York Times best sellers (translated into 23 languages and with sales exceeding 8 million copies), CDs, television, radio and on stage performances.

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Her latest book, Peace from Broken Pieces, chronicles her extraordinary professional success against the back drop of personal tragedy. As the world watched her as a regular guest expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show then onto her daily talk show, “Iyanla”, her marriage was crumbling and her daughter was losing her battle with cancer. Peace from Broken Pieces shares the spiritual lessons learned and the wisdom gained during this difficult time.

Today, Iyanla is the host of Iyanla: Fix My Life, the number one reality show on the OWN network, produced by Harpo Studios. She is an accomplished author, inspirational speaker, talk show host and living testament to the value in life’s valleys and the power of acting on faith. Iyanla goes behind closed doors and deep inside people’s lives for emotionally, riveting conversations where she applies spiritual practices to bring forth inner peace and healing.

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Marianne-Williamson

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” – often misattributed to Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural address – is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne’s latest New York Times Best Seller is A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever. A Course in Weight Loss was selected by Oprah to be one of her Favorite Things in 2010.

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Marianne’s other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America and The Gift of Change.

She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily.

In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According toTime magazine, “Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity.”

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Michael Bernard Beckwith

In 1986, Michael Bernard Beckwith founded the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of thousands of local members and global live streamers.

Agape’s local community outreach programs feed the homeless, serve incarcerated individuals and their families, partner with community service organizations active in children’s schools and homes for youth at risk, support the arts, and advocate the preservation of our planet’s environmental resources.  Agape’s global humanitarian programs provide food programs, retraining programs, schools, libraries, orphanages, hospitals, clinics, homes for unwed mothers, micro-loans, financial support during natural disasters, and human advocacy.  Locations range from 8 African countries to Afghanistan, Bosnia, Columbia, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka.

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An eminent representative within diverse religious traditions and harbingers of world peace, in February 2012 Dr. Beckwith addressed the United Nations General Assembly as part of its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. As co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought, he had the distinguished honor of presenting to Nelson Mandela the Gandhi King Award. Beckwith is also an international co-chair of the Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence which was launched at the United Nations in 1998 and is active in 900 international cities and 67 countries. Beckwith served as co-chair of the Synthesis Dialogues 1, 11, and 111, which were attended by the Dalai Lama.

Dr. Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process, which he originated.  Three of his most recent books—Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded are recipients of the prestigious Nautilus Award. He has appeared on Dr. OzThe Oprah Winfrey ShowOWN Help Desk, Larry King LiveTavis Smiley, and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You. Every Friday at 1 pm PST, thousands tune into his radio show on KPFK, Wake up: The Sound of Transformation.

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Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill delivers an impassioned voice of spiritual teachings in Simple Reminders, a book of real-talk and action for recovery, healing, transformation, and thriving! Discover why people around the world are proclaiming that these simple writings have positively changed their lives forever. Learn the tools and patterns of thinking to cultivate more beauty in your life, build confidence, escape from toxic relationships, move through pain and conflict, forgive people who have hurt you, and uncover your highest purpose in life.

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Dr. Jean Houston

Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, is a visionary activist. She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and one of the leading experts today in the field of myth and archetype.

In 1965, along with her husband Dr. Robert Masters, Dr. Houston founded The Foundation for Mind Research. She is also the founder and principal teacher of the Mystery School, a school of human development, a program of cross-cultural, mythic and spiritual studies, dedicated to teaching history, philosophy, the New Physics, psychology, anthropology, myth and the many dimensions of human potential. This school is in its 27th year and takes place on both the East and West Coasts. She also leads an intensive program in social artistry with leaders coming from all over the world to study with Dr. Houston and her distinguished associates. This program in innovative leadership strategies is now in its 9th year. She is also the Founder as well as the Program Director of the International Institute for Social Artistry and the Jean Houston Foundation.
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A prolific writer and author of 26 books including  A Passion for the Possible, Search for the Beloved, Life Force, The Possible Human, Public Like a Frog, A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, and Manual of the Peacemaker.  A recent book Jump Time explores a new Global Paradigm and speaks boldly of a regenesis of human society. The questions raised in this book and the exciting suggestion of possibilities are producing new pioneers – Social Artists – working on the frontiers of this new global society.
As Advisor to UNICEF in human and cultural development, she has worked to implement some of their extensive educational and health programs, primarily in Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh. Working with the UNDP and UNHABITAT she has done intensive training of leaders in seven developing countries in their own development in the light of dramatic social change. With other international agencies, she has implemented the social development of indigenous people through the integration of their unique cultural gifts into their health and educational systems. In total she has worked intensively in over forty cultures and one hundred countries.

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Anita

Anita Moorjani

Anita Moorjani was born in Singapore of Indian parents, moved to Hong Kong at the age of two, and has lived in Hong Kong most of her life. Because of her background and British education, she is multilingual and grew up speaking English, Cantonese, and an Indian dialect simultaneously; she later learned French at school. Anita had been working in the corporate world for many years before being diagnosed with cancer in April 2002. Her fascinating and moving near-death experience in early 2006 tremendously changed her perspective on life, and her work is now ingrained with the depths and insights she gained while in the other realm.

As a result of her near-death experience, Anita is often invited to speak at conferences and events around the globe to share her insights. She is also a frequent guest at The University of Hong Kong’s department of behavioral sciences, speaking on topics such as dealing with terminal illness, facing death, and the psychology of spiritual beliefs. She is the embodiment of the truth that we all have the inner power and wisdom to overcome even life’s most adverse situations, as she’s the living proof of this possibility. Anita currently lives in Hong Kong with her husband, and when she’s not traveling and speaking at conferences, she works as an intercultural consultant for multinational corporations based in the city.

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Gay Hendricks

Join New York Times best-selling author Gay Hendricks in his living laboratory for conscious loving. Learn to expand your capacity to give and receive love as you begin the journey of a lifetime in just a moment of conscious choice. You’ll also break through the muck of your limiting beliefs — and explore the boundless creativity, intimacy, and ease on the other side. And after helping to create thousands of transformations, he’s still deeply moved by each and every one.

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Sunny Dawn Johnston

Sunny Dawn Johnston is an internationally renowned psychic medium, teacher, author and motivational speaker. Sunny was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah (living in a metaphysical household), and now resides in Glendale, Arizona with her family.

Since early childhood, Sunny has always known she was different and destined to do great things. Sunny officially answered her calling and began working full-time as a psychic medium in 2000.

Over the last fifteen years, Sunny has performed hundreds of readings for clients where she’s communicated with angels, guides, and their loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. The constant theme she receives from all of these divine entities and loved ones is this: Love never ends!

In December 2003, Sunny founded Sunlight Alliance LLC, a spiritual teaching and healing center in Glendale, Arizona.

Sunny is also a best-selling author of Invoking the Archangels – A Nine Step Process to Heal Your Body, Mind and Soul as well as No Mistakes, Living Your PurposeFind Me and her soon to be released book The Love Never Ends – Messages From The Other Side.

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Sunny has been featured on many local and national television and radio shows including Coast to Coast with George Noory. She has recently appeared in the award winning movie Sacred Journey of the Heart. Her most recent endeavor has been on Lifetime Movie Network LMN, starring in “A Seance with…”

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