Rhythm, Relationships, and Race: Conversations to Heal Our Country | Otha Day

Otha Day is a Drum Circle Facilitator who facilitates events from the belief that our “HeartBeats are the Rhythm of our Souls”. He facilitates Drum Circles with groups of participants from 2 to 2,000 in settings that include corporate and business groups, all educational levels, spiritual and religious environments, and celebratory functions.

How I Learned My Greatest Worth in Federal Prison | Craig Stanland

Craig Stanland is the author of the soon to be published memoir, The Blank Canvas. He is a transformational storyteller who lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves being out in nature, cars and connecting with friends.

 

Authentic Inaction: Undoing the Doing in a Do Crazy World | Renée Dineen

Being an action junky is an addiction, and like other addictions, recovery is possible. While we absolutely make an impact on the world through our actions, our actions should be a natural extension of who we are. Instead, what we do has become the definition of who we are. In this powerful, personal talk, Renée Dineen, a recovering workaholic and action addict that left her executive-level career to give herself a genuine shot at doing work that mattered most to her heart without sacrificing the rest of her life

 

The Hidden Power of Bruce Lee that We All Have | Mary Cheyne

Mary Cheyne, MBA, is a Transformational Public Speaking Trainer & Coach, best-selling author and the 2009 World Champion of Public Speaking first runner-up. Mary has been a professional trainer & coach for over a decade, transforming people into impactful public speakers & communicators.

 

The Power of Community: Hope Beyond What We See | Dylan Lundgren

Dylan Lundgren is a poet, speaker, and individual in long-term recovery. His mission is to transform despair into hope using the power of community. He also likes to dance and do karaoke. Dylan Lundgren is a poet, speaker, and individual in long-term recovery. His mission is to transform despair into hope using the power of community. He also likes to dance and do karaoke.

Voicing a Brand by Listening | Briee Della Rocca

Briee Della Rocca is an award-winning editor, creative director, and brand biographer based in Vermont. She works with colleges and individuals to find, shape, and share resonate stories that get at the heart of an organization’s singular nature. Her clients have included Bennington College, Kenyon College, and Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

 

Changing Hospitality Dynamics: Building a New Model for Restaurants | Aaron Oster

Aaron Oster is a co-founder of A-OK Barbecue in North Adams. He was raised in New England and grew up surrounded by food, which highlighted the connectivity of how a meal made with love can bring people together, no matter the circumstances.

 

The Do-Over | Michael Smith

Michael M. Smith is a School Adjustment Counselor at Drury High School in North Adams and an Adjunct Professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Springfield College. He has been in the field of social work for thirty years, spending the majority of his career working in child protective services.

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