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Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins is a remarkable athlete, actress, fashion model, and well respected motivational speaker. Born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) she had to have both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was only one-year-old. Today Aimee revels in the continuous exploration of what is possible. She has developed her own unique formula for creating the “invented life,” fashioned from her unique combination of life experiences as an Olympic athlete, ground-breaking high fashion model, a beacon for design tech, dedicated advocate and avant-garde actor. Read more

Alan Hobson

What makes Alan Hobson unique as a speaker is a combination of his powerful and sincere delivery and his proven ability to custom build the content of every presentation to speak to the specific needs of each client. He never gives the same presentation twice, but he always treats each client the same way – personally. Using an exhaustive preparatory process that includes personal interviews conducted by telephone, Alan seeks out the most important issues facing each client. He then seamlessly weaves the results of his study into each presentation and combines them with the most relevant topics and themes from his own life experiences. The result is a presentation with unparalleled individual and organizational impact. This has earned him countless accolades and standing ovations, as well as the distinctive title of The Best Adventure Speaker in the World. If you are looking for a speaker who prepares thoroughly and executes passionately, Alan Hobson is your man. You will not find a more sincere presenter, nor one more committed to delivering a tailor-made presentation that speaks directly to the current challenges facing each group. His wisdom has been forged in the fires of personal experience and the relevance of his messages is as mesmerizing as it is applicable – immediately. Read more

Stacy Allison

Stacy Allison

Stacy Allison brings a vast range of experiences and knowledge to her energetic and dynamic presentations. Mountains, though seemingly a planet apart from the world of business, are a rich source of practical insights for executives, managers, and individuals alike. They are high-altitude laboratories for leadership, team dynamics, risk-taking, vision, and change management. Allison combines her mountain experience with her business knowledge to create keynotes that consistently hit the mark to inspire and provide tremendous take home value. Read more

Barbara DeAngelis

Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of relationships and personal growth. As a best-selling author, popular television personality and motivational speaker, she has been a pioneer in the field of personal transformation as one of the first people to popularize the idea of self-help in the 1980’s. For over twenty-five years, De Angelis has reached millions of people throughout the world with her positive messages about love, happiness and the search for meaning in our lives.

De Angelis is the author of fourteen best-selling books which have sold over eight million copies and been published throughout the world in twenty languages. Her first book,How to Make Love All the Time, was a national bestseller and launched Barbara’s career, and her following two books were #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for months. De Angelis is also the author of Chicken Soup For The Romantic Soul and the #1 New York Times bestseller Chicken Soup For The Couples Soul.

As one of America’s most renowned experts on relationships, and a highly respected leader in the field of personal growtha, nd sought after motivational speaker, she has touched many with her positive messages about love, happiness, and the search for meaning in our lives. Dr. Barbara De Angelis’ uplifting, energetic and entertaining style has made her one of the most appealing and successful teachers of the past few decades.

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Real Moments: Finding Fulfillment and Meaning in Life

The Transformational Life: Secrets for Living with Passion and Courage

How To Motivate Yourself Through Success, Change and Crisis

From Mediocre To Magnificent: Understanding the Secrets For True Success

Living Your Dream: Building A Life of Passion and Purpose

Being Successful From The Inside Out

Secrets For Creating Happiness In Love and Life

How To Be A 100% Person

From Fear To Freedom: Living As A Risk Taker

Confidence: Finding it and Living it

The Secrets Of Successful Leadership

Taking Care of Yourself: A Seminar for Professional Caregivers

The Psychology of Successful Communication

Barbara DeAngelis also speaks on the subjects of spirituality, lifestyle and relationships, and womens’ issues.

Full Biography

Barbara De Angelis Ph.D. is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of relationships and personal growth. For the past twenty-five years, she has reached tens of millions of people throughout the world with her positive messages about love, happiness and the search for meaning in our lives. As a best-selling author, popular television personality and sought after motivational speaker, Barbara has been a pioneer in the field of personal transformation as one of the first people to popularize the idea of self-help in the

1980’s, and as one of the first nationally recognized female motivational teachers on television.

Barbara is the author of fourteen best-selling books which have sold over eight million copies and been published throughout the world in twenty languages. Her first book, How to Make Love All the Time, was a national bestseller and launched Barbara’s career. Her next two books, SECRETS ABOUT MEN EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW and ARE YOU THE ONE FOR ME? were #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for months. Her fourth book also became an overnight New York Times bestseller, and was followed by REAL MOMENTS FOR LOVERS. She is also the author of WHAT WOMEN WANT MEN TO KNOW, CONFIDENCE, ASK BARBARA, THE REAL RULES, PASSION, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE ROMANTIC SOUL, SECRETS ABOUT LIFE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW, and the #1 New York Times bestseller CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE COUPLES SOUL. Barbara has written regularly for magazines including Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, McCalls, Readers Digest, Redbook, and Family Circle.

Barbara’s latest book is HOW DID I GET HERE? Finding Your Way to Renewed Hope and

Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns.

Barbara’s television career has been just as prolific as her publishing career. In 1994, she wrote and produced the TV infomercial, “Making Love Work,” which won numerous awards, and was seen throughout the United States by hundreds of millions of people. “Making Love Work” was the most successful relationship program of its kind. Barbara appeared weekly for two years on CNN as their Newsnight Relationship Expert dispensing advice via satellite all over the world. She has hosted her own daily television show for CBS TV, and her own popular radio talk show in Los Angeles. She has been a frequent guest on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Geraldo, and Politically Incorrect, as well as a regular contributor to E Entertainment and Eyewitness News in Los Angeles. Barbara also produced and starred in a one hour special for PBS entitled “Love Secrets”.

For twelve years, Barbara was the founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Personal Growth Center. She is currently president of Shakti Communications, Inc., dedicated to bringing transformational education to the world through all electronic and print mediums. Over the past twenty years, Barbara has been in demand as a motivational speaker in North America, giving hundreds of presentations to groups including AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, Crystal Cruise Lines, and Young Presidents Organization.

Barbara lives in Santa Barbara, California, and is known for sharing her inspirational presence, authenticity, and passion with her audiences.

Bertrand Piccard

Bertrand Piccard, doctor and psychiatrist, explorer and aeronaut, combines science and adventure to deal with today’s global challenges. Always interested in the study of human behavior in extreme situations, he was one of the pioneers of hang gliding and micro-light flying in the 1970s. Qualified as a balloon pilot, he won the first transatlantic balloon race in 1992. Piccard then initiated the “Breitling Orbiter” project and completed with Englishman Brian Jones the first ever non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, achieving the longest flight in terms of both duration and distance in the history of aviation: 45,755 kilometers in 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes, capturing a total of 7 world records.

After this circumnavigation, which was considered the last great adventure of the 20th century, he launched the Solar Impulse project to fly around the world with a solar powered airplane, without any fuel, in order to demonstrate the potential of the new technologies for sustainable development. In summer 2010, the prototype became the first airplane ever to fly a complete day and night cycle on solar energy only.

Dr. Piccard became a sought-after speaker both by the public and by big companies who invite him to address their management, employees or clients. He knows that his audience isn’t there to learn how to fly a balloon, but rather to find in his experience a source of inspiration for their private or professional lives. Using his aerial exploits as a backdrop, Bertrand Piccard illustrates his concept of the psychology of life, human communication, team-work, motivation, pioneering spirit, as well as how to deal with stress, uncertainty and crises. At the request of some audiences, he also covers medical topics such as the use of hypnosis and self-hypnosis.

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Adventure is a State of Mind: The Metaphor of the Round-the-World Balloon Flight

Be a Balloonist in Your Business

Team Spirit and the Psychology of Communication

How To Play With the Winds of Life

Coping with Crisis Situations

Managing Stress

Hypnosis and Self-hypnosis
(for audiences interested in medical topics)

Full Biography

Bertrand Piccard was born on March 1st 1958 in Lausanne (Switzerland) into a family of explorers and scientists. His grandfather was the first person to explore the stratosphere and he invented the bathyscaphe with which his father dived to the deepest point in the oceans. Bertrand seemed to be predestined to perpetuate one of the greatest family adventures of the 20th century. Married, and father of three children, this scientist- adventurer, psychiatrist and aeronaut combines science and adventure to explore the human soul.

After a classical education (latin/greek), he studied medicine, became a senior consultant in a psychiatric hospital, and specialised jointly in psychiatry and psychotherapy for adults and children. His doctoral thesis entitled “La Pédagogie de l’Epreuve” was awarded a prize by the Faculty of Medicine at Lausanne in 1996. An expert in hypnotherapy, he is a lecturer and supervisor for the Swiss Medical Hypnosis Society.

Always interested in the study of human behaviour in extreme situations, he was one of the pioneers of hang gliding and microlight flying in the 1970s and became European champion in hang-glider aerobatics (1985). After qualifying as a balloon pilot, he won, with Wim Verstraeten, the first transatlantic balloon race (Chrysler Challenge, 1992) and then initiated the “Breitling Orbiter” project.

Captain of the three attempts, he succeeded with the Englishman, Brian Jones, the first nonstop round-the-world balloon flight, achieving the longest flight in terms of both duration and distance in the history of aviation : 45,755 kilometres in 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes (capturing a total of 7 world records). After this circumnavigation, considered the last great adventure of the 20th century, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones were decorated with the Olympic Order and the gold medal of the French Ministry of Youth and Sport and received among others the highest distinctions of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the National Geographic Society, the Explorer’s Club, and numerous aeronautical , scientific and sporting associations in Europe and the United States of America.

An Honorary Professor, Bertrand Piccard also received Honorary Doctorates in Science and Letters, the Légion d’Honneur, the Grand Prix of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques de l’Institut de France and was appointed goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). His name figures in the 2000 edition of the Larousse encyclopaedia alongside those of his father and grandfather. Together with his co-pilot and their sponsor, Breitling, he created the « Winds of Hope » humanitarian foundation destined to use the financial and media impact of the round-theworld flight to fight forgotten and neglected sufferings on our earth. The first action,

implemented in conjunction with the WHO, concerns the fight against Noma, a little known illness which hideously disfigures the faces of thousands of children in very poor countries.

Bob Burg

Bob Burg

Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s business person. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies and numerous direct sales organizations. Burg regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 – sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President. For years he was best-known for his book Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales, which has sold well over 200,000 copies and is still going strong. His national bestseller (coauthored with John David Mann), is entitled The Go-Giver. A business parable that both touches hearts and builds bigger bank accounts, it shot to number 6 on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestsellers list just three weeks after its release and reached #9 on BusinessWeek. It’s also Burg’s fourth book to top the 150,000 mark in sales. He and his coauthor, John David Mann recently released their newest book, Go-Givers Sell More, which takes the Five Laws contained in their previous book and relates them specifically to the selling process. Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. A lover of animals, he is a past member of the Board of Directors for Safe Harbor, which is the Humane Society of Jupiter, Florida. Read more

Charlie Brennan

Charlie Brennan

Charlie Brennan has shared the platform with many notable speakers ranging from Secretary of State Colin Powell, Christopher Reeve, Elizabeth Dole and countless other highly motivational speakers. Charlie has developed the talents of over a million professionals to help sharpen their sales and communication skills to increase future opportunities through his advanced selling programs. As founder of the Brennan Sales Institute, he has researched communication skills and dialogue exchange between experts and customers, which resulted in his best selling paperback and award winning books and programs. He holds a masters degree in training and development and is a veteran of over 2,500 presentations. His 20 plus years in training and sales has enabled him to be called one of the best sales trainers in the country. Read more

Chris Crowley

Chris Crowley’s presentations convey the essence of his Younger Next Year books, with all the passion, eloquence and humor that have made them national best sellers. He is especially popular among executives and professionals in their forties and fifties who are just noticing the aging process and are not loving it. His talks are optimistic, motivational and funny.

The core message makes sense and is hugely important for every one from the age of forty on… maybe from the age of thirty on. But the emphasis is different for each group and are tailored, according to the age and interests of the audience. Crowley talks to groups of corporate executives, professional associations, clubs and fitness organizations and typically covers the fundamental science that is the basis for the Revolution in Aging; he goes on to discuss the basic things that people need to do to join the revolution.

Crowley is the co-author (with his close friend and doctor, Henry S. Lodge, M.D.) of the New York Times best seller, Younger Next Year and the follow-on book for women. The books have sold over a million copies and been translated into 20 languages.

 

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The Revolution in Aging
In this presentation, Chris Crowley discusses the basic things that people need to do to join the Revolution. There is amusing (and un-scary) advice about physical exercise (heavy on the underlying reason that different kinds of exercise makes sense … how it works on the inside).

Younger Next Year

Thinner Next Year

All presentations can be tailored, according to the age and interests of the audience. Each core message is hugely important for every one, but the emphasis is altered according to the audience. For example, audiences who are, for the most part, far from retirement, the emphasis is on physical and emotional fitness as a foundation for a more effective professional (and personal) life. For older audiences, the emphasis is more squarely on questions of aging, retirement and the creation of a parallel life, before retirement, to set the stage for profound changes to come.

Full Biography

Chris was born in Salem Massachusetts in 1934 (where they hanged the witches, by the way; it was in Europe that they burned them). He graduated from Exeter (1953), Harvard College (1957) and The University of Virginia Law School (1965). He spent his 25 year professional career at the New York City law firm, Davis Polk, most of it as a partner in litigation (he is still “of counsel” but does not practice). He handled the usual run of big securities and antitrust cases and investigations. Some highlights: he led a team of 40 lawyers in the largest contested take over case up to that time. He also brought – and successfully argued in The Supreme Court – a pro bono case to get more African-American and Hispanic policemen hired and promoted in the New York City Police Department. He says that he was that comparative rarity: a happy lawyer and that he may have retired a little too young (at 57). He explains that he “wanted to live more than one life.”

He retired in 1991 and, not long after, he and Hilary moved to Aspen Colorado where she painted and he lived his long-delayed dream of being a ski–bum for a while. He also worked on various writing projects and came up with the idea for what would become the Younger Next Year books. He and Hilary are both passionate skiers, bikers, sailors and rowers.

They moved back east in 1997, a year after Hilary broke her neck in a fall in a steep Victorian house in Denver where she was visiting to do a portrait. Her eventual recovery (she was a quadriplegic for a time and is “one in a thousand” to walk after an accident this grave)…her recovery is the central miracle in their lives. Today she is back on her skis, her bike and so on. They are very close to their three children, some of whom are older than some of them, and their six grandchildren. And to the remarkable dog, Olive, a Havanese and successor to Aengus, the Weimaraner in the books. There may be another Weimaraner soon.

Clyde Fessler

Clyde Fessler, an expert in branding and product positioning, breathed new life into Harley-Davidson, making the once-maligned motorcyle company a household name. In his position as vice president of business development for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Fessler spent over 20 years building one of the most famous brands in the world. He played an integral role in the company’s dramatic turnaround, providing creative strategies, clever positioning and hard work. Fessler shares his strategies for changing consumer minds and motivates audiences to a renewed level of achievement.

Drawing on his success in addressing Harley’s management, manufacturing and marketing challenges, Fessler shows how to create a vision and a mission, build a brand, define goals and strategies, create customer loyalty by exceeding expectations and most importantly how to stay on track. Fessler joined Harley-Davidson in 1977 as the advertising and promotions manager and soon was promoted to director of marketing services. In that position he led the establishment of the Harley Owners Group, which now has over 500,000 members and is the largest enthusiast club in the world.

Fessler’s presentation captures the Harley-Davidson turnaround story and adds mystique: the ability of the brand to bring together, in unique and surprising ways, seemingly disparate combinations of products, people, processes, and experiences.

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Strategic Marketing in Anxious Times
The Harley-Davidson marketing story explains the strategy that took a company on the verge of bankruptcy, to one of the top performing corporations on the New York Stock Exchange, and one of the most respected brands in the world. Clyde Fessler, the man behind the strategy, spent twenty-five years creating and leading the plan. He talks to audiences about how he created a strategy that has endured for over 20 years and enabled Harley-Davidson to be inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame, and motivates organizations with his remarkable turnaround success.

Full Biography

Clyde Fessler, retired Vice President of Business Development for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, was with the company for 24 years, and has played an integral part in their dramatic turnaround.

Fessler joined Harley-Davidson in 1977 as the Advertising and Promotions Manager, and soon was promoted to Director of Marketing Services. In that position he led the establishment of Harley Owners Group, which now has over 500,000 members and is the largest enthusiast club in the world.

As General Sales Manager in the early 1980s, he established new policies and programs, many of which are still in effect today.

As Director of Licensing, Clyde created a new business that has received national recognition enhancing the brand to the general public as well as adding substantial financial value toHarley-Davidson.

As Vice President of General Merchandise, he repositioned the rider accessory department and led the MotorClothes team from $20 million in annual sales to over $100 million in a period of five years.

In the role as Vice President of Business Development, Clyde played a key role in developing strategic direction for the company.

Clyde is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He served on the Board of Trustees for the American Motorcycle Association and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. He also served as an active liaison between the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Harley- Davidson… a relationship that has generated over $60 million in donations since 1981.

Clyde retired from Harley-Davidson in early 2002 and is now active as a consultant and motivational speaker. He enjoys fulfilling his dreams by exploring the world on one of his six Harley-Davidson motorcycles, with his wife, Joan.

Clyde Fessler is a dynamic motivational speaker with a powerful presentation, demonstrating genuine passion centered on a much admired brand and the experiences of motorcycling; its attributes of freedom, adventure and individuality appeal to people across a wide variety of demographic segments.

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, as well as with such world renowned leaders as Nelson Mandela, Queen Noor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.

Today, he remains a passionate full-time volunteer for the organization, now an international charity and renowned educational partner that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.

Craig is also available for joint presentations with his brother Marc.

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The World Needs Your Kid: How to Raise Kids Who Care and Contribute
Based on Marc and Craig Kielburger’s book, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children who Care and Contribute, this experience will provide you with everything you need to know about raising socially-responsible kids, lending a hand and changing the world — all at the same time. Marc and/or Craig Kielburger share groundbreaking lessons—learned through working with more than one million youth involved with Free The Children—on nurturing kids to care about the world around them, and demonstrate how small, everyday actions can make the world a better place.

  • Discover how to get the young person in your life involved with social activism and volunteerism, and give them an avenue for meaning and change.
  • Learn how small, everyday actions can have a lasting influence on a child’s life—resulting in new friendships, improved grades and higher self-esteem.
  • Get tips on helping young people help others, and ultimately help themselves become valuable contributors to a more caring and peaceful society and world.

Me to We: How One Person Can Make a World of Difference
How do you find purpose in today’s world? How can you leave a legacy while balancing the challenges of modern life? A powerful experience for people of all ages, this speech introduces the powerful Me to We philosophy, developed by Craig and Marc Kielburger through more than a decade of humanitarian work and in their New York Times bestseller, Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World.

  • Hear the remarkable tale of how Marc and Craig founded the non-profit organization Free The Children 15 years ago and the impact that has had on the brothers in developing the Me to We philosophy.
  • Listen to the inspirational stories and impactful lessons from Marc and Craig’s many travels and encounters with quiet heroes like Mother Theresa, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Pope, Elie Wiesel and many more.
  • Discover how to create change and make tangible actions to improve the local and global community.
  • Using the Me to We philosophy, learn how to make a difference, create your own unique path and leave a positive mark on the world.

Philanthropy: Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Social Change
In an age when social responsibility is more prevalent than ever, philanthropic opportunities seem to be around every corner. So how do we maximize social change—not only through our wallets, but through the work we do and the lives we lead? How do we capitalize on the new age of social entrepreneurship to create change that’s not only powerful, but sustainable?

  • Marc and Craig match an entrepreneurial spirit with 15 years of experience working on the ground with charities and social agencies across the globe.
  • Learn, from an insider’s perspective, about new and innovative models of philanthropy and how, for the first time in history, those models have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing social issues.
  • Discover the benefits of inter-generational philanthropy partnerships and the innovative model and mower of social entrepreneurship.

Custom Tailored Speech Topics by Craig (and Marc)

Me to We: Inspiring Employees to find Meaning in a Material World
How can you find purpose in the workplace? How does a company inspire their employees to find meaning in the mundane? This speech will be an introduction to the powerful Me to We philosophy, developed by Craig and Marc Kielburger through more than a decade of humanitarian work, with a specific emphasis on how to apply this philosophy within the corporate community. A unique experience, this speech is an opportunity to highlight the social work your company is already doing, thank your employees and customers for their contributions to the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and celebrate your incredible achievements.

  • Help connect employees with your greater corporate mission and that of the world.
  • Learn how consistent corporate social responsibility and employee volunteering can boost team morale and teamwork and results in a happier, more productive and engaged workplace.
  • Uncover our “minga” philosophy of team bonding through service.
  • The speech is custom-tailored to highlight the social work your company is already doing and an opportunity to bring your employees and their families together in a unique setting.
  • A great opportunity to showcase your corporate social responsibility program.

Social Entrepreneurship: What For-Profit Companies can learn from High Performing Non-Profit Organizations
Most non-profit corporations have no product, operate on small budgets, offer no benefits and pay employees low salaries. How then are they attracting and retaining some of the best talent in the marketplace? We’ve all studied the already existing business models, so why are non-profit models, regardless of their success, often overlooked? Craig and Marc Kielburger founded one of the most successful international non-profit organizations in recent history. They will share with you what your company can learn from the best practices in the non-profit field to help retain and inspire your staff, engage your customers and help your company become more profitable.

  • Discover why so many recent graduates and seasoned employees are moving into non-profits at the expense of the corporate sector.
  • Recognize what it is exactly that for-profits can learn from non-profits in terms of resource allocation, staff retention, strengthening morale and building a motivated workforce.
  • Learn how to recruit, inspire and retain engaged employees who wish to leave a mark on the world.
  • Get tips on creating an engaging, empathetic and trusting work environment.
  • Discuss ethical halo branding as a form of product differentiation and building trust with consumers.


Full Biography

Craig Kielburger is the founder and chair of Free The Children, a unique international development and youth empowerment organization. Since 1995, Free The Children has become the world’s leading youth-driven charity, inspiring an entire generation to stand up and have their voices heard.

With the involvement of 3,500 Youth in Action chapters and schools, Free The Children has built more than 650 schools throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, providing daily education to more than 55,000 children in 16 countries. Through its Adopt a Village development model, it has established more than 30,000 alternative income projects to assist women and their families in achieving sustainable incomes.

One of Free The Children’s most notable projects has been a joint project with Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network called O Ambassadors. The project was designed to educate, engage and inspire more than one million young people across North America to take action to help their underprivileged peers overseas.

Craig is also the co-founder and director of Me to We, a social enterprise that makes ethical living the norm while helping Free The Children achieve financial sustainability. Me to We includes carbon-neutral international volunteer travel programs, leadership training and camps, a publishing house and music label, keynote speakers and the largest domestically produced, certified organic cotton clothing line.

Craig has a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and is the youngest-ever graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He has received six honorary doctorates for his work in the field of education and human rights. Craig has traveled to more than 50 countries, visiting underprivileged children and helping with humanitarian projects and development initiatives.

He is the co-author of three national bestsellers. His latest book, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, will be released across North America in the fall of 2010 and features a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Together with his brother Marc, Craig is a syndicated columnist carried by The Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Huffington Post and Canada’s most widely read women’s magazine, Canadian Living.

Craig has been awarded many national and international awards for his work, including The Roosevelt Freedom Medal, The World Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (often called the Children’s Nobel Prize) and he is one of the youngest recipients of The Order of Canada. His work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, BBC as well as many other news and print media.