Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton, at the age of 13 survived a 14-foot tiger shark attack off the shores of her hometown Hawaii was left with one arm and only 26 days later she courageously overcame all odds and began surfing again. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany’s feisty determination and steadfast faith spurred her toward an adventurous comeback that gave her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others. Bethany is a true champion who inspiring millions worldwide through the love of her family, her sheer determination, and her unwavering faith. Read more

Claudia Stevens

Claudia Stevens

To be an artist is one thing. To be a successful artist is quite another. What separates the two? Often it is simply entrepreneurship-the drive and know-how to turn your artistry into an art career.

Claudia Stevens, pianist, singer, musicologist, and composer, whose work has been performed on national stages, lectures on the topic of entrepreneurship and reveals key strategies for artists to undertake. Her presentations address topics such as self-management, marketing, and crossover careers. Read more

Marcia Fine

Marcia Fine

Marcia Fine inspires audiences with her wit and savvy observations. Her satirical series, particularly relating to women who do too much, gives audiences a chance to laugh at the absurdity of the tech world we live in.

As an award-winning author she delves into the roots of family stories and searches for meaning in Jewish history. Both historical novels dealing with post-Holocaust lives and the Spanish diaspora make audiences take a closer look as to where their families started. Read more

Clint Longenecker

Clinton O. Longenecker has been a business leader for the past twenty years, as an award winning professional business educator, as a business researcher and best selling author, as an executive coach and management trainer, as a consultant and practitioner of cutting edge business practices, and as a community servant and advisor. He wears a variety of hats that stimulate entrepreneurship and business success and he has a local, regional and national reputation as a leader who helps both organizations and individuals realize their potential for success in both the private and public sector. He has helped numerous organizations create high performance business practices that are being used across the country. Read more

Kitty Chappell

Kitty Chappell

We’ve all discovered that where there is life, there is pain. As we struggle to gain coping skills to help us endure, survive, and overcome our past and present pains, who among us is satisfied with clichés—sugar-coated admonitions to “just pray and the pain will go away”? Kitty Chappell is an accomplished “where the rubber meets the road” international speaker who offers meat for the soul—something the mind can chew on. She is an award-winning author of three non-fiction books, I Can Forgive If I Want To: Forgiving the Unforgivable, Read more

The God Squad

Monsignor Hartman and Rabbi Gellman, two of America’s best known and best loved clergymen, are The God Squad. Their many lectures around the country appeal to huge crowds of people from all faiths, drawn by their deep friendship, their absolutely unique blend of humor and pathos, and their simple message that, at this stage of our cultural and religious history, we know enough about how we are different and not enough about how we are the same. The authenticity and power of this message of interfaith harmony comes in great measure from the fact that they are not media figures, but working clergymen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOPICS:

Culture and Religion: Looking Beyond Our Differences

An Evening with The God Squad

How Do You Spell God?

The Search for Meaning

Interfaith Harmony in a Civil Society

Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan

Never one to pull any punches, Pat Buchanan articulates the conservative cause, analyzing today’s issues with deftness and passion. Perhaps one of the country’s most outspoken leading conservatives, Pat Buchanan is a political analyst and regular contributor to MSNBC. A three-time presidential candidate, Buchanan also served as co-host of CNN’s Crossfire for almost 20 years and is now a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group. A former White House speechwriter, he analyzes the day’s top political and cultural headlines including the current Congress, the Obama Administration and the 2012 elections. Read more

Willie Jolley

Willie Jolley

Willie Jolley is a world-class, award-winning speaker, best-selling author and media personality. Mr. Jolley was named “…One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by Toastmasters International! Only 50 speakers worldwide have been bestowed that honor! Former winners include Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher! Mr. Jolley has also been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. He speaks to major companies and organizations around the world… and has developed a reputation for results! Read more

Juan Ortiz

Juan Ortiz

Juan Ortiz is a man who has discovered the blessings in adversity. As a child, each day he would face the challenges of his father’s verbal and physical abuse, fueled by the use of drugs and alcohol. As the eldest of six children, Juan became a support for his mother and a father figure to his siblings. Desperate and filled with despair, Juan looked at life as a teenager with no hope for the future. He decided it was not worth going on with life. If it were not for the example of courage and strength of his mother, and the leadership of a few good friends, Juan would not be alive today. Read more

Duane Chapman "Dog the Bounty Hunter"

Duane Chapman

Dog the Bounty Hunter is Duane Lee Chapman, owner of Da Kine Bail Bonds in Honolulu and known as the “greatest bounty hunter in the world.” Six thousand-plus captures over the past three decades have earned this highly intense, charismatic ex-con such a distinction. Now a born-again Christian and on the right side of the law, Dog is tireless in his efforts to bring in the bad guys and encourage them to turn their lives around. Star of the hit A & E TV show, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” Duane “Dog” Chapman is also the king of the comeback. Read more