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Dr. Rick Stevenson

Filmmaker, Philosopher, Listener

Through The 5000 Days Project and the StoryQ Method of inquiry, he is on a mission to help create a generation of self-empowered game-changers who realize that the choices they make every moment of every day can help them become exactly who they wish to be.

Dylan Marron

Host of "Conversations with People Who Hate Me", Social Justice Activist, Writer & Actor

Dylan Marron is a writer and content creator known as the host and producer of the critically-acclaimed podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me and as a writer for the hit series Ted Lasso. Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a social experiment that brings together adversarial internet strangers through phone calls, which inspired his TED Talk, "Empathy is Not Endorsement,” viewed by millions. With the success of the podcast, Dylan turned the experience into a book, Conversations with People Who Hate Me: 12 Things I Learned from Talking to Internet Strangers, about finding common ground with people you never thought possible.

Erica Dhawan

Leading Authority on 21st Century Teamwork, Collaboration, & Innovation, Best-Selling Author, Ranked 1 of Top Women Keynote Speakers

Erica Dhawan is the Founder & CEO of Cotential, a global consultancy that helps organizations transform by delivering collaboration across teams, business units, customers and other stakeholders. As one of today’s most provocative business thinkers on the future of work, Erica advises business leaders and companies to lead markets through innovations that matter, create increasing value for customers and clients, deliver sustainable results and ensure future global competitiveness.

Erin Gruwell

Educator and Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation

Erin Gruwell has earned an award-winning reputation for her steadfast commitment to the future of education. She first gained national attention in 1998 when she and her 150 students appeared on an ABC special–PrimeTime Live. Erin’s students – affectionately called the Freedom Writers – came from backgrounds of poverty, gangs, and violence, and many were at-risk of dropping out of school due to the school-to-prison-pipeline. But, under Erin’s guidance, all 150 Freedom Writers graduated from high school and pursued higher education. In 2007, Paramount Pictures released Freedom Writers, starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank.

Eva Saha

Emcee, Host & Moderator

Eva Saha is a professional host, emcee and moderator. She is best known for having worked as a TV personality on the Emmy Award winning entertainment show '190 North' on Chicago’s ABC7. Her natural, warm and commanding presence - both on and off-camera - has also made her the host of choice for a variety of in-person and virtual-event clients, from Fortune 500 companies to associations and nonprofit organizations.

Gaby Natale

3-Time Daytime Emmy winner, Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur

Gaby Natale believes in breaking barriers. And she embodies what she preaches. As the first Latina to win 3 Daytime EMMYs back-to-back (as host and executive producer of her own show), the first Hispanic author to be published by HarperCollins’ Leadership division and one of the few foreign-born writers to narrate their audiobook in English, Gaby has had her own share of being “the first like her” in leadership spaces.

Geena Rocero

Model, TED speaker, Transgender Advocate

Geena Rocero is a Model, Public Speaker, Producer, Trans Rights Advocate and co-host of the 2017 Webby Awards honoree TV Show ASPIREist, broadcasted on HLN/CNN. Geena is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories of the transgender community worldwide to elevate justice and equality. She's also an advisory board member of SeeHer- the most influential global coalition of marketers, agencies, media companies and entertainment leaders working to increase the representation and accurate portrayal of women and girls to transform society.


Rapper & Actor, Law & Order: SVU

Ice-T is a living legend. Ice's life has been defined by adversity. From losing both his parents when he was only 11 years old, to joining the army to support a pregnant girlfriend, to getting into a car accident that left him in a coma only to turn it around and start his music career, it has been Ice's mindset that has saved and served him at every turn. His message of overcoming adversity is even more profound and applicable in the trying and uncertain times we face today.

Ingrid Fetell Lee

Founder of the blog The Aesthetics of Joy

Ingrid Fetell Lee is a designer and the founder of the blog The Aesthetics of Joy. She has been featured as an expert on design and joy by outlets such as the New York Times, Wired, PRI's Studio 360, CBC's Spark, and Fast Company, and her 2018 TED talk received a standing ovation. Lee was formerly Design Director at global innovation firm IDEO, and was a founding faculty member in the Products of Design program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She holds a Master's in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor's in English and Creative Writing from Princeton University.

J.R. Martinez

Burn Survivor, Army Veteran, Actor & Best-Selling Author

J.R. Martinez is an Army veteran, burn survivor, actor, New York Times best-selling author, and Dancing with the Stars season 13 winner. J.R. travels the world spreading his message of resilience and optimism and does it all with a smile. J.R.’s career path has been incredible, and perhaps even a bit improbable. Once a high school football player from a small town, the only son of a single working mother who emigrated from El Salvador, J.R.’s trajectory is nothing if not surprising. Even to him.