Moments with Marianne
Chef Iliana Regan has been described as the “Queen of Midwestern Cuisine.” She opened her first restaurant in 2012, had earned a Michelin star by 2013, and by 2016, she had been named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs. In Burn the Place, Chef Iliana Regan gives readers an inside look into her upbringing, her life in and out of kitchens, and the personal and professional struggles she navigated to find her place—and what happens when she does.
Susanne Rheault is a psychologist with a specialization in organizational development and leadership effectiveness. For the past 30 years she has worked with senior executives across the private and public sector globally. Since 2007, Susie has been a Special Advisor for the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative supporting field offices in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Lesotho and Swaziland. In each of these countries, she has trained local staff to accelerate HIV testing and treatment uptake using a grassroots team-based approach. www.preciousproject.org
Helene Berger has held major positions of leadership throughout her life and is known as a powerful and inspirational speaker. She was President of the GMJF Women’s Department and President of the Miami Central Agency for Jewish Education. On the national level, she was the National Chair of the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA); on the Council of Jewish Federations (CJF) Board and Executive Committee, where she was National Chair of the CJF -Women’s Department; and for thirty years on the board of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). https://www.heleneberger.com
Alden Mills is a three-time Navy SEAL platoon commander and was the CEO of Perfect Fitness. He is also a longtime entrepreneur, with over 40 patents, and has over 25 years of experience working on high-performance leadership, sales, and team-building. https://alden-mills.com
Inspirational speaker and teacher HeatherAsh Amara is the author of the bestselling book Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You are Meant to Be. Since the publication of Warrior Goddess Training in September of 2014, sales of this series have exceeded 125,000 copies, and the books have been translated into fifteen different languages. The worldwide movement for Warrior Goddess Training has grown to include a robust, highly-engaged Facebook page with almost 400,000 fans, an email list nearing 100,000, and numerous book discussion groups around the country. www.HeatherAshAmara.com
Utilizing her unique gift, Lynn Van Praagh-Gratton conveys messages of hope, healing, and love to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. These messages bring closure, peace, and love to people all over the United States and Canada. Lynn comes from a long line of highly gifted mediums. http://lynnvanpraagh-gratton.com
Julie Berry is the author of The Passion of Dolssa, All the Truth That’s in Me, The Emperor’s Ostrich, The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, Secondhand Charm, The Amaranth Enchantment, and the Splurch Academy series. http://www.julieberrybooks.com
Diane Dewey holds her BA from Villanova University, the Honors Program in Liberal Arts. She later completed a certificate program from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, working for the Solomon. R. Guggenheim Museum and the National Academy, before founding her own art appraisal firm. Diane earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2015. http://dianedewey.com/
Judy Goodman, CPC, CSRC, CRC may possibly be one of the most gifted teachers, and motivational speakers today. She is a Certified Professional Coach, Relationship Counselor, Addiction Recovery Coach, Grief Support, and Hypnotherapist. Her access to the workings of the physical world and ‘the other side’ is absolutely amazing. Judy works and teaches without the limits usually associated with the most talented. A ‘go-to person’ for many people! Born with a gift of seeing beyond the ordinary view of most people, Judy teaches ‘beyond conventional wisdom.’ She may be without peer in her experience of the events and workings of the physical and spiritual realms. This extraordinary combination of gifts is very unique. www.JudyGoodman.com
Lama Palden Drolma is a licensed psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, and coach, she has studied Buddhism in the Himalayas with some of the most preeminent Tibetan masters of the twentieth century. Following a traditional three-year retreat under his guidance, Kalu Rinpoche authorized her to become one of the first Western lamas. She subsequently founded the Sukhasiddhi Foundation, a Tibetan Buddhist teaching center in Fairfax, California. http://www.lamapalden.org
Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a past Guggenheim Fellow. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc is also an ambassador for Jane Goodall’s international Roots & Shoots program, in which he works with students of all ages, senior citizens, and prisoners and is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. He and Jane co-founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies in 2000. http://marcbekoff.com
Palmer Kippola is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach who reversed her MS by removing her inflammatory root causes and healing her gut. She has created a framework for healing and preventing autoimmune conditions called F.I.G.H.T.S.™ which represent the root cause categories we can control: Food, Infections, Gut health, Hormone balance, Toxins and Stress. www.beatautoimmunebook.com.
Greg J. Matthews has been an US Air Force and civilian firefighter, emergency medical technician, special operations rescue technician, rescue helicopter pilot, fugitive recovery agent, World Trade Center attack first responder, and international consultant on emergency management and security. He currently serves as the US Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division antiterrorism officer. He is the founder of Chase What Matters ministry www.ChaseWhatMatters.today
Kim Gravel, a former Miss Georgia, is no stranger to television audiences…. In addition to her frequent appearances on QVC, her authentic, common sense style led her to become the most frequent guest in the history of Steve Harvey, appearing in 42 episodes from 2014-2019. She also starred in her own hit docu-series, Kim of Queens, for two seasons (2014-2015) on the Lifetime Network. In addition, Kim has guest-hosted FabLife and has made multiple appearances on HLN. Gravel joined QVC in 2016 with the launch of Belle by Kim Gravel, an apparel collection inclusive of figure-focused fashion for women of all shapes and sizes. In 2017, Gravel debuted her second line with QVC called Belle Beauty by Kim Gravel. KIM GRAVEL NOW — The unscripted weekly prime-time series, a first for QVC, airs Saturdays at 9pm EST. http://kimgravel.com
James S. Gordon, MD is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, former researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and, Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and a clinical professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School. He has authored or edited ten previous books, including “Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-stage Journey Out of Depression”. He has written for a range of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The Guardian as well as a number of professional journals. He has served as an expert for such outlets as 60 Minutes, Today, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, Nightline, CNN, MSNBC, NPR and many others. More at https://cmbm.org/
Mark Bowser is a proven leader with experience. Experience that makes a difference! Motivational Business Speaker Mark Bowser is a corporate training expert in the areas of Leadership, Customer Service, Sales, and Personal Development. Some of the world’s top organizations lean on Mark to take them to the next level of excellence. He can do the same for you! https://markbowser.com
Craig Kolavo’s original intention for writing I Am God in Disguise, So Are You was to share some of his discoveries during this “amazing life adventure” with his children. Craig said, “Maybe all parents feel this way. Why should my kids have to go through the same suffering and struggles that I did? I know stuff;).” Although this is not a children’s book, the inspirational message is universal and can apply to all age groups. Craig believes that we all share the same collective purpose, which is to DISCOVER the divine within, SURRENDER to this power, and INSPIRE others on this path. 100% of eBook proceeds will benefit www.water.org www.awesomlife.com
Keele Burgin is an entrepreneur, activist, mother of three, author, and filmmaker. Her story of survival and self-discovery has inspired a life dedicated to impacting tens of thousands of women across the globe. She has served in leadership roles on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations that empower women. Keele made her mark in the business world by co-founding two companies, taking her first one public. Keele is the founder of (B), a company that curates tribes of women that come together to rebuild their lives and relinquish the patterns of behavior that hold them back. www.keeleburgin.com
Kristi Hugstad is the author of Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out when You or Your Friend Is in Crisis and What I Wish I Had Known, which addresses her husband’s suicide. A certified grief recovery specialist and a grief and loss facilitator for recovering addicts at South Coast Behavioral Health, Kristi frequently speaks at high schools. She is also the host of The Grief Girl podcast and lives in Orange County, California. Visit her online at https://www.thegriefgirl.com.
Steve Redmond started his law enforcement career as a Spokane Police Reserve Officer in 1989. In 1992, he was hired by Seattle PD as a full-time sworn officer. During his career with Seattle, Officer Redmond has worked as a patrol officer, mountain bike officer, field-training officer, DUI officer, traffic officer, motorcycle officer and is currently assigned as the department’s safety officer. Steve has been with Seattle PD for over 27 years. In 2013, Steve created a crisis line, Code 4 Northwest, for first responders, EMS, corrections, nurses, and their family members that covers the State of Washington along with parts of Idaho and Oregon. Steve has had opportunity to present at many conferences around the country, as well as police and fire departments around the region. Steve’s presentation offers his unique perspective on SURVIVING THE JOB, surviving personal crisis, and surviving family crisis. Steve has also been featured on the A&E series, Addiction Unplugged in which addiction and mental health for first responders was the focus. https://code4nw.org
Kayce Stevens Hughlett is a tender, a healer, and an artist of being alive who believes in everyday magic and that complex issues often call for simple practices. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and she is a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach. Kayce began her working life as an accountant for a multi-national firm and transitioned to the healing arts when life’s harsh circumstances sent her searching for answers on a less-linear path. http://www.liveittogiveit.me
Tracey Carisch is an award-winning author, professional speaker, and leadership development consultant. Her presentations challenge audiences to embrace change and find the opportunities in life’s difficult situations. Her book, Excess Baggage, chronicles her family’s around-the-world journey, in which they shed the stress of their busy, overscheduled life and found balance through the lessons of international travel. https://www.traceycarisch.com
Tina Seelig is the author and the faculty director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She earned a PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford’s Medical School and then decided to follow her passion for business, creativity and innovation to work as a management consultant and entrepreneur before returning to teach. Watch her TED talk on Luck and listen to her podcast LEAP about the often overlooked and under taught skills critical to the success of every entrepreneur. http://www.tinaseelig.co
Sandy C. Newbigging is a coaching and meditation expert, author, and creator of Calmology. His books include Mind Calm, Body Calm, Calm Cure, and Thunk!. Shaped by thousands of hours of clinical practice, his remarkable work has been featured on television stations around the world. The founder of the Calm Academy, Sandy facilitates retreats and trainings. He lives between the UK and Spain and travels widely. https://www.sandynewbigging.com/
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, and The President’s Shadow. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History (in which he helped find the missing 9/11 flag). http://bradmeltzer.com
Catherine A. Sanderson is the James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology at Amherst College. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a specialization in Health and Development, from Stanford University, and received both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University. Professor Sanderson’s research examines how personality and social variables influence health-related behaviors such as safer sex and disordered eating, the development of persuasive messages and interventions to prevent unhealthy behavior, and the predictors of relationship satisfaction. https://sandersonspeaking.com/books
Suicide is a topic we all hope to never experience, but many do. Following the untimely death of her son, LeAnn Hull is choosing love, encouragement and suicide prevention. “Through the Andy Hull’s Sunshine Foundation, we are hoping to impact as many children, teens and adults as we possibly can” says LeAnn Hull, Andy’s Mom, “and spare even just one person the pain and anguish of suicide!” https://andyssunshine.com
Heather Picken is a Human Behavior Expert and High-Performance Business Strategist for female visionary coaches. She also is a workshop leader and trainer for executives in Fortune 500 companies using Neuroscience. Her global mission is to empower millions of women worldwide living fearlessly as they own their value and worth in mastering all areas of life. https://www.heatherpicken.com
Melissa Kwasny is the author of six collections of poems, including Pictograph, Reading Novalis in Montana, and The Nine Senses, which contains a series of poems that won the Poetry Society of America’s 2008 Cecil Hemly Award. A portion of Pictograph received the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award. Kwasny is also the author of Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision and the editor of the anthologies Toward the Open Field: Poets on the Art of Poetry, 1800–1950 and, with M. L. Smoker, I Go to the Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights. Kwasny’s work has appeared in Ploughshares, the Boston Review, and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral.
Joe McQuillen has been married for 27 years and is a father of three children, one on the other side. Joe was the youngest of 10 children from an Irish-Catholic family. Although Joe has had two successful careers, he is at heart a blue-collar kid from Buffalo, NY. Starting as a salesman, he spent 25 years in the automobile business and worked his way up to executive manager and partner in a number of successful Chicagoland dealerships. https://mysearchforchristopher.home.blog