Bruckner Chase

Bruckner Chase

On August 24, 2010, at 4:00 AM, surrounded by a community of supporters, Bruckner Chase embarked on a 25-mile marathon swim to connect Santa Cruz to Monterey while also binding those on land with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Those twenty-five miles developed into an epic fourteen-hour journey in which he encountered everything from massive jellyfish to blue whales, fog to white-capped swells. Read more

Ann Dolin

Ann Dolin

Ann Dolin, a recognized education coach, speaks extensively on education-related topics and is available to speak to parents and teachers throughout the Metropolitan D.C. area. Ann is known for her engaging and informative approach while addressing students, faculty and parents on the most important topics related to today’s educational programs.

 

Many families deal with the daily stress of homework. Arguments and battles with your child rarely conclude with a winner and your relationship with your child suffers. Read more

Anthony Campolo

Anthony Campolo

Anthony Campolo is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and previously served for ten years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Eastern College and earned a Ph.D. from Temple University. Founder and President of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Dr. Campolo has worked to create, nurture and support programs for “at-risk” children in cities across North America, and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries. Read more

Antwone Fisher

Antwone Fisher

Antwone Quenton Fisher was born in prison to his teenage mother. He became a ward of the state of Ohio and was placed in a loving home, but it was apparent that the foster mother had become too attached to Antwone, deeming a reunion with his birth mother too difficult for the child. He was then placed in another foster home where he would suffer twelve years of abuse. Fisher survived the cruelties of foster care and the brutalities of homelessness and set on a course of healing after joining the United State Navy where he served his country for eleven years. Read more

Ben Glenn

Ben Glenn

Ben Glenn, The Chalkguy, is the president of Chalkguy Media International, a company dedicated to sharing a positive, life-changing message of hope with groups all over the world. Ben’s story about growing up Learning Disabled is one that he has shared with thousands inspiring people to have a greater appreciation for their unique talents and abilities. His humorous speeches are filled with personal stories and encouragement for people to live a life based on self-knowledge, personal responsibility and a positive attitude. Read more

Bob Danzig

Bob Danzig

Bob Danzig’s life story took him from a childhood spent in five foster homes to nationwide head of The Hearst Newspaper Group and vice president of The Hearst Corporation. After graduating from high school he took a job as an office boy at his local newspaper, the Albany (N.Y) Times Union; nineteen years later he became publisher of the Times Union, before heading to the helm of The Hearst Newspaper Group. Danzig is currently a member of the teaching faculty at the prestigious New School University and the guiding hand of The Hearst Management Institute. His goal is to be an instrument for renewed affirmation that every single person is worthwhile. As an industry leader, he has served the Newspaper Association of America, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, New Directions for News and the American Press Institute, and has earned industry-wide respect for his innovative marketing leadership. Danzig was also awarded one of 12 professional journalism fellowships at Stanford University, the only business executive ever to be accepted into this program. He now serves on its board. When Bob stepped down as CEO of the Hearst Newspaper Group and accelerated his speaking/author career, the scope of the gifting was expanded to include support for foster care children in college. Significant numbers of those children have benefited from this support. No outside funds are sought or accepted for the charity. It is funded wholly from Bob’s speaking/lecture fees and author royalties—all of which are donated to the charity. He has also been inducted in the the Speakers Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to the lecture industry, an honor bestowed on only five speakers each year, by the 4,000-member National Speakers Association. Read more

Carolyn Warner

Carolyn Warner

Carolyn Warner, Founder and President of Corporate//Education Consulting, Inc., advises Fortune 500 companies, foundations and numerous national associations on workforce/work place issues, education, leadership, women’s issues and public/private partnerships. Through her speaking, seminar, consulting and training services she delivers over forty presentations each year, both in the U.S. and abroad, including three European Union conferences on education and skills training. Read more

Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger is an accomplished child rights activist, an award-winning author and a popular speaker. In 1995 at only 12 years of age, he was the co-founder of Free The Children. Free the Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, which has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and has established partnerships with the United Nations and Oprah’s Angel Network. A sought-after speaker, he has shared the podium a number of times with former U.S. president Bill Clinton, Read more

Curtis Sliwa

Curtis Silwa

Curtis Sliwa’s core ideas resonate well beyond the streets safeguarded by The Guardian Angels. With a unique combination of conviction and charisma, he often speaks before corporate teams, media professionals, senior executives, non-profit associations and educators. Drawing upon community activism as a backdrop, Sliwa draws direct comparisons. The challenge is this: “You have to get involved in the process. Don’t sit on the sidelines.” Sliwa has been privileged to speak for a variety of esteemed organizations including The Children’s Miracle Network, the YMCA, the Boy Scouts of America, Read more

Deborah Norville

Deborah Norville

A veteran news anchor, Deborah Norville speaks with candor and humor about handling life’s curves, juggling Read more