Norman Lear’s work is legendary. The renowned creator of such iconic television programs as All in the Family; Maude; Good Times; The Jeffersons; and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Lear remade our television culture from the ground up. At their peak, his programs were viewed by 120 million people a week, with stories that dealt with the most serious issues of the day—racism, poverty, abortion —yet still left audiences howling with laughter. And now, legendary writer, producer and recent author brings us his new memoir EVEN THIS I GET TO EXPERIENCE, Lear opens up with all the candor, humor, and wisdom to be expected from one of America’s greatest living storytellers.
Born in Denver and later relocating to Atlanta as a teen, in less than 5 years, India.Arie went from “singing under a tree in the park” to the Grammy Awards stage, earning seven nominations for her 2001 double-platinum debut Acoustic Soul featuring her first hit single “Video.”
Acoustic Soul was followed in 2002 by the platinum-selling and critically acclaimed, Voyage to India, 2006’s gold-certified Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship and its 2009 sequel Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics. With over 10 million albums sold worldwide, India has received numerous awards and nominations including 16 Grammy nominations, 2 Grammy awards, 3 NAACP Image Awards, along with awards from BET, Billboard Music, Radio Music, MTV, VH1 Vogue Fashion, Essence Magazine and others. She has received critical acclaim from USA Today to VIBE Magazine, Entertainment Weekly to People Magazine.
Barbara Marx Hubbard has been called “the voice for conscious evolution of our time” by Deepak Chopra and is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s book “The Mother of Invention.” A prolific author of 7 books, visionary, social innovator and educator, she is founder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Its purpose is to accelerate our conscious evolution.
She is the producer and narrator of the award-winning documentary series entitled Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together. As a global ambassador for the conscious evolution movement she partnered with The Shift Network and formed a team to co-produce the world-wide multi-media event entitled, “Birth 2012: Co-Creating a Planetary Shift in Time” on Dec. 22, 2012 – a historic turning-point event; awakening the social, spiritual, scientific, and technological potential of humanity.
Rickie Byars Beckwith is a singer-songwriter whose transcendent music is changing the world. Rickie is the Music and Arts Director of The Agape International Spiritual Center where she directs the powerful Agape International Choir. For the past twenty-five years she has used her music as a platform to shift the hearts of all she encounters through concerts, women’s retreats, workshops and appearances with her husband, teacher and songwriting partner, Michael Bernard Beckwith. With an infectious sense of humor, Rickie creates dynamic and innovative projects rooted in love, joy and music as a transformative experience.
Four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis is widely considered the greatest diver in history. Greg earned a total of 5 Olympic medals, 5 World Championship titles and 47 national titles (more than anyone in U.S. history). Greg has received numerous awards including the AAU’s James E. Sullivan Award, induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, won the Jesse Owens Award and more. His autobiography, Breaking the Surface, spent five weeks as the New York Times #1 best seller.
Kyle is an inspirational speaker, transforming audiences through his unique blend of comedy and motivation. Following his successful Comedy Central Hour Special Weirder, Blacker, Dimpler and a #1 ranking on the network’s Standup Showdown, Kyle began speaking at colleges, universities, summits and Fortune 500 conferences about his use of Comedy to overcome life’s obstacles. Kyle has since become one of the nation’s most sought after Speakers.
Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. Her stellar career includes years as a prominent book publicist, author, literary agent, TV lifestyle reporter, television producer, radio host, publishing consultant, relationship expert, speaker, columnist and blogger for the Huffington Post.
Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of eight books including the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. She has been called “The Cupid of Consciousness” and “The Fairy Godmother of Love” and believes that with a simple Wabi Sabi shift in perception, couples can discover the beauty and perfection in themselves and their partners leading to a deeper, more loving and more fulfilling relationship.
Claire Zammit Ph.D. is the co-creator of the Feminine Power courses for women and co-leads a thriving learning community of hundreds of thousands of women throughout the world. She is a gifted and highly trained specialist in transformative education with a unique gift for designing and delivering dynamic, leading edge programs that give participants access to life-altering worldview shifts that lead to embodied and lasting change. She is a co-founder of Evolving Wisdom, the world’s fastest growing company specializing in Transformative Education, offering programs with Dr. Jean Houston, Neale Donald Walsch, Arielle Ford, Craig Hamilton & Katherine Woodward Thomas in addition to her own.
James is the best NY Times Bestselling author of 15 books including Emissary of Light and The Moses Code. He is known around the world as The Peace Troubadour for his concerts in war torn countries like Iraq, Bosnia, Israel and South Africa. James is also the director/screenwriter/producer of five feature films including the award winning Redwood Highway starring Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt, and Indigo. In 1994 he founded The Beloved Community and the Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking which has ordained over 600 ministers serving around the world. His latest program is called The Academy of Soul Manifestation.
NFL Star Athlete Keith Mitchell #59, a former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars, was at the top of his professional game when he ascended into the 2000 NFL Pro Bowl.
Without warning, his football career suddenly ended after being confronted with a paralyzing spinal injury during a game, resulting in the agony of early retirement by the young age of 31. Unwilling to surrender to the plague of emotional depression and physical defeat he often observed in many NFL peers facing similar traumas, he channeled his energy into the practice of yoga and meditation for healing.
David M Howitt is the founder & CEO of Meriwether Group. He is an inspiring thought leader and accomplished entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience providing financial, strategic, and brand counsel to early stage and Fortune 100 companies. He has the unique ability to integrate vision and growth strategies with mission and purpose, and has provided guidance to Oregon Chai, Stumptown Coffee, Pendleton, adidas, Voodoo Doughnut, Salomon, yogitoes, Klim, Bloch, Dave’s Killer Bread, ABC Carpet & Home, Living Harvest, and many others.
He has achieved success by following the principles outlined in his book, Heed Your Call. He affirms that by embracing the Power of “AND,” where we unite artistry and analytics, and integrate intuition with intellect, that we positively affect the way we live and the world around us.
Bruce has dedicated his life to helping people achieve greater well-being and fulfillment in their personal and business lives. As a prominent business executive, international leadership consultant, speaker and author, he has 35-years experience helping individuals and organizations overcome significant challenges and create lucrative businesses that positively impact the lives of others. Bruce was named one of the Top 50 Thought Leaders in Personal Excellence by Leadership Excellence magazine. Bruce's passion to change the world by changing ourselves is reflected in everything he does. His first successful career as a singer/dancer/actor on Broadway was highlighted by over 700 performances playing the leading role in The Fantasticks, the longest-running musical in the world.
Gary is a seven time Emmy® award-winning composer, producer, performer and public speaker dedicated to making a difference in the world by creating music-driven media and experiences that inspire the heart and catalyze individual and societal healing. As a keynote presenter, he is passionate about the vital role music, media, and the arts can play during these extraordinary times of change as an innovative tool to enhance our humanity, deepen our sense of meaning in our lives, and cultivate greater emotional/social intelligence in an increasingly complex and distracted world.
Lisa Moore & Leslie Fox
Lisa Moore is a Doctor of Divinity, Certified Hypnotherapist, Angel Therapist Practitioner and Intuitive Life Coach, who has many certifications which she has acquired over the past 15 years. She teaches and counsels in the US, Canada and Europe, helping her clients realize their own magnificence. Lisa’s depth of knowledge, warmth of heart, and experiences in both the physical and non-physical worlds provide the foundation for her profoundly transformational sessions, classes and live workshops.
Lisa has discovered many secrets to empowerment along her life journey with her greatest teachers being her 3 grown children. She is passionate about inspiring and guiding others to live the healthy, joyous, fulfilling lives they so desire and deserve. She is the founder of the LGBT Wellness Foundation and is presently working on a project geared to the 18-30 year old age group who suffer from mental illness and addiction behaviors.
Dr. Sue Morter
International speaker, Master of Bio-Energetic Medicine, and Quantum Field visionary, Dr. Sue redirects the flow of energy patterns in the body to activate full human potential. Through her seminars, retreats and presentations, she illuminates the relationships of quantum science and energy medicine, as well as the elevation of human consciousness and life mastery. Dr. Sue draws from her experience of over 30 years both as a doctor and as a facilitator of groups and individuals interested in natural healing and a better life. She also shares her developments from a perspective drawn from a life-changing awakening during ancient meditation practices. Her globally taught Energy Codes® coursework teaches individuals how to clear subconscious memory blockages and how to master the energetics of their lives.
Singer, songwriter and cancer survivor, Charlie Lustman, is on a mission to make Cancer survival popular. After recovering from a one in 400 million diagnosed Osteo Sarcoma in his upper jaw, Charlie wrote and produced a collection of songs entitled, Made Me Nuclear, chronicling his cancer journey. Now Charlie is taking his musical message of hope to cancer centers, health conferences, theaters and survivorship events across America on the Musical HOPE Campaign 2014-2015.
With his brightly painted custom “love guitar” and prosthetic replacement jaw, Charlie has brought inspiration, motivation, education and HOPE to millions of people worldwide touched by cancer with original songs that carry an empathetic lyric and melodies that have transformed the lives of those who have experienced his unique message.
Chris is a public speaker, freelance writer, recovering addict, spiritual director and bestselling author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality, which earned praise from Ram Dass, Tony Hawk, Ken Wilber, Tara Brach, Bernie Siegel, Jack Kornfield, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Marci Shimoff, Publishers Weekly and more. Chris writes for ORIGIN Magazine, Huffington Post, Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, is a professor with en*theos Academy and is on the Advisory Board for Drugs Over Dinner (with Arianna Huffington, Dr. Gabor Maté and more). A self-taught musician, Chris has been writing, recording, and touring since the mid 90’s.
Dr. James Rouse
Dr. James Rouse is a naturopathic doctor, entrepreneur, wellness magazine founder, international motivational speaker and trainer, author, impassioned athlete, Ironman competitor, father, and husband.
Dr. James is well known for his highly engaging “Optimum Wellness” TV segments that highlight all areas of a wellness lifestyle, balancing mind, body, and spirit. He served as QVC’s Wellness Specialist for several years. Dr. James’ messages have been seen by audiences across the U. S. and around the world through both television and live appearances.His wellness knowledge and passion for helping others live life optimally extends to creating healthy food products. Dr. James is co-founder and product formulator for Skoop, a functional nutrition line. He is co-founder of The Well & Company, a lifestyle company and community that is igniting a self-care revolution. He was the founder and formulator of mix1 all-natural nutrition shakes. He consults for and is highly sought out in the world of nutriceuticals and functional nutrition.
Jeff Marx co-created and co-wrote all the songs for the hit Broadway musical AVENUE Q, which won 3 Tony Awards in 2004 (Best Score, Best Book, and Best Musical) and has become the 20th longest running musical in Broadway history. It is currently still running in New York, now in its 11th year, and in various productions around the world. He co-wrote songs for the Emmy-nominated musical episode of SCRUBS, the theme song for the TV series RICK & STEVE, and some of the best songs in Broadway’s THE BOOK OF MORMON. His song “You Have More Friends Than You Know” (co-written with Mervyn Warren) was featured on GLEE last year. His song “The Hustler Store” won 1st place in the Comedy category of the 2013 ISC International Songwriting Competition. He is a former lawyer, a Tony Award winner, a Grammy nominee, and an Emmy nominee. His journey with AVENUE Q and the Tony Awards is captured in the documentary film “Show Business: The Road to Broadway.” He is currently working on a new musical with Fat Mike from the punk band NOFX.
Uqualla, is a spiritual emissary, expert ceremonialist, and universal wisdom keeper, born of the Havasupai Tribe that resides in the Grand Canyon. The remote home land of the Havasupai people is located in Havasu Canyon, which is accessible only by foot, horseback, or helicopter. Uqualla had a beautiful up bringing as he was the grandson of a Medicine Man and the son of a woman who lived in the traditional Havasupai lifestyle and rituals of hunting, deer tanning, gourd making, singing and dancing.As a recognized ceremonial entity and spiritual advisor, he is often asked to officiate unions, births, blessings, transformations and healings. In these ceremonies he uses what he calls his tools of the spirits; eagle feathers, bones, medicine plants, drums, gourds, fire, and water. With his vast knowledge of different spiritual ceremonies he has come to be known by many titles; Intuitive, Lecturer, Workshop Facilitator, Ceremonial Life Coach, Medicine Man, Sage, Storyteller, Wisdom Keeper and Priest.
Uqualla has made it his life’s mission to influence spiritual enlightenment seekers world-wide and bring truth and universal knowledge to all he encounters. His work has brought him all over the world presenting in the United States, Japan, Europe and South America.
Uqualla’s authentic, gentle, and humorous nature allows him to cater to all levels of spiritual knowledge and awareness. He works to reignite each individual’s connection to source in a unique and profound manner. Join Uqualla as he shares his beautiful Havasupai traditions mixed with modern spiritual practices.
*India.Arie's performance will be available for only 24-hours past the live recording.