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Dr. Guion S. Bluford, Jr., is Founder and President of The Aerospace Technology Group (ATG), an aerospace technology and business consulting organization specializing in aviation and space related technology development, analysis, and marketing related activities. Prior to joining ATG, Dr. Bluford was Vice President of Microgravity R&D and Operations for the Northrop Grumman Corporation and was responsible for all corporate microgravity research and technical development activities in support of NASA’s Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) Enterprise.
Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, parenting expert and child and adolescent expert. She is recognized for her practical, solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s behavior, character, and social development, and to build strong families. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has presented workshops and keynote addresses throughout North American, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific and has served as an educational consultant to hundreds of schools.
"When my three sisters and I were growing up near Erie, Pennsylvania, our grandmother Thora told us the most wonderful stories. Back then I never dreamed I would grow up to tell stories of my own," says Marc Brown. "But when my first son, Tolon, was born, I started telling him stories. One night our story was about an aardvark named Arthur. Now, Arthur is the star of a series of bestselling books and Emmy award-winning television series on PBS.
At the helm of an award-winning marketing organization for one of the world's largest suppliers of communications networking equipment and services, Allison Cerra is a leading expert in the psychology of IT consumerization and online consumer identity. As vice president of global marketing and communication for Alcatel-Lucent, Cerra oversees the marketing programs and consumer research that shape telecom networks around the globe, and works with organizations to devise go-to-market strategies for new technology services, including cloud, mobile broadband, and IPTV.
Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Gymnast Dominique Dawes is a champion in life. Bursting into the international spotlight in 1992 as part of the bronze-medal winning women’s Olympic gymnastic team, she was the first African American gymnast to ever qualify and compete in an Olympic games. A three-time Olympian, “Awesome Dawesome” catapulted into stardom, winning more national championship medals than any other athlete, and is now the most decorated gymnast on the US women’s Olympic team. Since her Olympic glory, Dawes hasn’t rested on her laurels.
Craig Dietz's story has been featured in ESPN The Magazine, on KDKA-TV News in Pittsburgh and most recently on E:60 on ABC and ESPN. Deitz will also be featured this spring on ESPN's television show E:60 (Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.) Invite Deitz to challenge and inspire your community, school or workplace today.
Terry has been mentoring for more than 16 years and is the founder of the “Men of Standard” men’s mentoring group, which provides young and adult men a forum to discuss, share and address relevant topics for achieving a fulfilled Christian life based on biblical exploration and application.
Patty Duke, Academy Award winning actress, past President of the Screen Actors Guild, and best selling author, has been delighting and challenging audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television.
Her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" launched Patty as one of America's finest young talents.
On the surface, Billy Egan was the ideal high school student. He was an AP student and Varsity athlete who was offered several college scholarships, but he was also addicted to cocaine which eventually led to pills and heroin. As Billy’s substance abuse issues intensified, his life changed dramatically; the downward spiral cost him his education, his friends, his family and eventually his freedom.
Author of "Finding Fish", Inspiration for film "Antwone Fisher"
Antwone Quenton Fisher was born in prison to a teenaged mother. He became a ward of the state of Ohio and was placed in foster care immediately. He spent two years in a loving foster home, but when 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 placed in a foster home where he would suffer twelve years of abuse at the hands of the foster family.
Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute (FWI), helped establish the field of work and family life while at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. Her more than forty-five books and reports include the highly acclaimed Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Ask The Children and the now classic The Six Stages of Parenthood.
Dr. James Garbarino is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Garbarino has served as consultant or advisor to a wide range of organizations, including the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI.
Bobby Gordon is an award-winning advocate for alcohol/other drug education, research, and prevention. The Right Mix and Beyond Alcohol: The Other Drug Category are programs available to colleges and universities, high schools, community agencies, and professional organizations to help sort fact from fiction in the confusing world of drugs. The focus on alcohol education often clouds research and education about drugs like ecstasy, cocaine, and prescription drugs.
Asma Gull Hasan co-authored book entitled “Mean Girls, Meaner Women: Understanding Why Women Backstab, Betray and Trash Talk Each Other and How to Heal” is currently available. It is a book for girls in their late teens and adult women who are interested in learning more about why females hurt each other. The book talks about meanness as a coping strategy for women, women's difficulty handling angry and competitive feelings and other influences that foster an environment where women are hostile toward one another.
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising. Her films, slide lectures and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses today. Her book, Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, won the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology in 2000.
Dr. Crystal Arlene Kuykendall is considered one of the most dynamic individuals of our time. A critical thinker, analyst, motivator, and mentor. Dr. Kuykendall has astounded audiences and individuals through the power of her observations and the warmth of her words. A highly sought after and savvy speaking sensation, she is an engaging educator, human relations expert, legal analyst/litigator, endearing author and loving mother.
Jack Levin, Ph.D. is the Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University in Boston, where he co-directs its Center on Violence and Conflict. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, including the recently published volumes Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers—Up Close and Personal and The Violence of Hate. Dr. Levin has also published more than 150 articles in professional journals and newspapers, such as The New York Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and USA Today.
Jim “The Rookie” Morris is the top inspirational and motivational speaker on the public speaking circuit. His Cinderella story serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. Jim’s meteoric rise from 35 year old high school teacher to flame throwing major league pitcher in 3 months made cinematic history with the release of “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid. This heartwarming and unforgettable Disney blockbuster about chasing your dreams and keeping your promises won the ESPY for Sports Film of the Year.
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. He has helped schools, governments and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology.
Kyle Olson is founder of Education Action Group and EAGnews.org, a leading education news site regularly cited by Fox News, the Drudge Report, The Blaze and other notable news outlets.
He started EAG more than seven years ago when he was greatly bothered by the focus on adult issues in the education system. As a father of three children, the fight for better educational opportunities for all children has become all the more personal for him.
Kyle sees a war being waged for our kids’ minds. On one side are secular progressives pushing moral relativism, hostility towards Christianity and traditional values, and putting the “collective” above the rights of individual. On the other are parents wanting to raise their children to embrace the exceptionalism of America and with their values, not those of the collective.
He is co-author of Glenn Beck’s “Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education,” available at Amazon.com. “Conform” was #2 on the New York Times best sellers list for three weeks straight.
That book gave him an opportunity to explore big, transformational solutions to our education problems. Kyle is a contributor to Townhall.com.
He has made appearances on the Fox News Channel, The Blaze, Fox Business Network, NPR and MSNBC. Kyle has given scores of interviews on talk radio programs coast to coast.
Kyle likes talking about his family, as well as his favorite music. Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Johnny Cash are at the top of the list. He has attended 25 Bob Dylan shows. Kyle can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.