Jasmine Guillory is the New York Times bestselling author of Party of Two, The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party, Royal Holiday, and Party of Two. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.
Meredith Arthur, a San Francisco-based writer and video producer, has experienced stress in all of its incarnations and lived to tell this tale. Currently a Content Lead at Pinterest, Meredith has worked at tech companies large and small. An early pioneer of “getting people to talk about mental health in a normal way,” Meredith created the website Beautiful Voyager in 2015 for overthinkers, perfectionists, and people pleasers.
And most recently, she just came out with her first book called: Get Out of My Head Inspiration for Overthinkers in an Anxious World.
Chris Guillebeau [Gil-a-bow] is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, Side Hustle, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday.
His daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than two million times a month. He is also the founder of the World Domination Summit, an event for cultural creatives that attracts thousands of attendees to Portland, Oregon every summer.
Chris’s new book, THE MONEY TREE, is his first work of fiction.
Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of the Compassion Prison Project - an organization dedicated to bringing compassion, childhood trauma awareness and creative inspiration to all men and women living behind bars.
She is currently directing “Step Inside the Circle,” a documentary about childhood trauma behind bars. The PSA created from some of the footage from the documentary has already received over 2 million views across all platforms. If you haven't seen it already, you can check it out here.
Tracy Verdugo is an inspiration instigator, prolific painter, bestselling author of Paint Mojo, smitten traveller and soaker up of all that is beauty-full. She teaches her Paint Mojo and other creative workshops all over the world and reminds her students of the wonder that already resides within them.
Mike Robbins is the author of five books, including, Bring Your Whole Self to Work and We’re All in This Together. He delivers keynotes and seminars that empower people, leaders, teams, and organizations to be more successful, appreciative, and authentic.
Prior to his current work, Mike played baseball at Stanford and then professionally with the Kansas City Royals. After his athletic career was cut short by injuries, he worked in the tech world, before starting his consulting business in 2001. His clients include Google, Wells Fargo, eBay, Gap, Microsoft, and others. www.Mike-Robbins.com
Keri Smith is the author and illustrator of several bestselling books including “Wreck this Journal”, “This is not a Book”, “How to be an Explorer of the World”; and many more. She spends her time making things out of discarded stuff she finds. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband Jefferson Pitcher and their two children.
Danny Gregory has written 12 internationally best-selling books on art and creativity. Including Everyday Matters, Art Before Breakfast + his newest book How to Draw Without Talent.
He is the co-founder of Sketchbook Skool with tens of thousands of students worldwide.
Through his books and in the large online communities he oversees, Danny has shown people how to ignite their inner artists, embrace their creativity and tell the stories of their lives.
Flora Bowley is a painter, pioneer, gentle guide, and author of two popular books, Brave Intuitive Painting and Creative Revolution. She believes creativity holds the power to awaken, empower, heal, and transform, and she’s here to remind us that all humans were born to create.
If you're craving connection and creative inspiration, Flora Bowley is offering free virtual gatherings every Wednesday at 4 pm PT and Saturday at 10 am PT. Join Flora (virtually) in her Portland studio for Together Apart, a nourishing blend of movement, meditation, and intuitive painting. Paint along with Flora at home or simply enjoy watching a painting come to life. Beginners are welcome!
All the links to the live-steams and archived replays can be found on Flora's website: florabowley.com/
Annie Wright, LMFT is the founder and clinical director of Evergreen Counseling - a therapy center located in Berkeley, California - as well a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in complex relational trauma. She's also a published writer with pieces and opinions appearing in Forbes, NBC, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Reader's Digest and more.
Nick Onken is a world renowned photographer, creative entrepreneur devoted to inspiring the world to create their moments. Nick’s current mission is to refine and explore the intersection of Creativity, Consciousness, and Culture. Lead by the belief that one should live a creative life in color.
Lisa Congdon is a Portland, Oregon-based fine artist, illustrator and author known internationally for her colorful drawings and hand lettering. Her playful work is recognized for its vibrant palettes, geometric patterns and uplifting messages. She is the author of eight books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist and her latest book Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic.
Traci Ruble is a San Francisco based psychotherapist and founder / director of Sidewalk Talk, a global street listening non-profit.
Designer Amy Butler is a global ambassador of beauty. A prolific artist, storyteller, and creative visionary, Amy seeks to uplift people, to create products that enrich peoples’ lives, and inspire others to seek out and grow their own creativity.
Terry Grahl is the Founder, Visionary and CEO of Enchanted Makeovers. She leads teams of volunteers in helping to adorn shelters from women + families affected by domestic violence. And when I heard a wee bit about her story, I found it incredibly inspiring and wanted to share it with you.
Dr. Shauna Shapiro is a clinical psychologist, author and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books, translated into 16 languages. Her most recent book Good Morning I Love you is what we will be chatting about today!
She writes about spirituality in everyday life. Her books include: Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden, Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life , and Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood.
Peggy Orenstein is a New York Times best-selling author whose books include Don’t Call Me Princess, Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World and the classic SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap. Her latest, Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent and Navigating the New Masculinity is out now.
Karla McLaren, M.Ed. is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and empathy pioneer. Her lifelong work focuses on her grand unified theory of emotions, which revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways into self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy.
Karla is the author of The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life's Most Essential Skill (2013), The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You (2010), and the new Dynamic Emotional Integration Workbook® (2018).
Katherine Center is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire, as well as five others, including Happiness for Beginners and The Bright Side of Disaster. Her fourth novel, The Lost Husband, is soon to be a movie starring Leslie Bibb and Josh Duhamel. Katherine has been compared to both Nora Ephron and Jane Austen, and the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.” Katherine recently gave a TEDx talk on how stories teach us empathy, and her work has appeared in O Magazine, USA Today, InStyle, Redbook, People, The Atlantic, Real Simple, and others. Katherine lives in Houston with her husband and two sweet kids. Visit her online at www.katherinecenter.com!
CYNTHIA LI, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She has practiced as an internist in settings as diverse as Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and St. Anthony Medical Clinic serving the homeless. After an autoimmune illness left her housebound for 2 years, she dove into the root causes of her illness, and returned to medicine as a very different doctor. Currently, she has a private practice in integrative and functional medicine, and serves on the faculty of the Healer’s Art program at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. She lives in Berkeley, CA, with her husband and their two daughters.
Amanda Stern is the author of the novel The Long Haul, the memoir Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life, and eleven children’s books written under pseudonyms. She founded the popular Happy Ending Music and Reading Series in 2003, which had its final show at Joe’s Pub in June 2018. She lives in Brooklyn with her daughter Busy, who just happens to be a dog.
Azizi Birkeland travels the world with her life-learning family comprised of her husband and two young daughters. Her passion to dismantle one self-limiting belief at a time led her to create two new business ventures.
The first is Stone Soup Family Pop Up Communities, which provide 1-3 month opportunities for families on extended travel to come together as a community, to create powerful experiences. The other is In Her Wild, an online sanctuary to guide women to embrace their femininity without the need to protect it, compete or feel the need to “do it like a man.”
She promotes using "The Art of Self Prioritization", a playful way to explore yourself and bring out what lies beneath waiting to be revealed so that you can live unleashed, unapologetic and unafraid.
Alejandra Siroka M.A. has devoted her life to the study of language and communication. She is a truth seeker who is dedicated to discovering and sharing methods which allow people to live with integrity. Inspired by her belief that developing conscious communication skills is essential in the path of transformation. She founded Language Alchemy - a transformative process which allows individuals and groups to develop thriving relationships and fulfilling lives by speaking their truth with power and compassion.
Andrea Scher, CPCC is an artist, an online workshop teacher and a big believer in the transformative power of creativity. Through her e-courses - Mondo Beyondo, Superhero Photo, Cultivating Wonder and more - Andrea inspires people to live authentic, colorful, and creative lives. She is best known for the award winning blog - Superhero Life.
If your intuition is pulling you toward Superhero School, I'd love to have you! This 4-month small coaching program begins Monday, February 4th, 2019. Lots more info + opportunity to register here.
Just 20 spots this time. I hope it's you!