Joan Blades, Co-Founder, MoveOn, Co-Founder, MomsRising, Co-Founder, Living Room Conversations
Joan Blades, Founding Partner, Living Room Conversations. Joan is cofounder of MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org, as well as coauthor of The Motherhood Manifesto and The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where and How to Work and Boost the Bottom Line. Trained as an attorney/mediator with ten years experience as a software entrepreneur, Joan is also an artist, mother and true believer in the power of citizens and the need to rebuild respectful civil discourse and embrace our core shared values.
Ken Nwadike, Jr., Founder, Free Hugs Project & Restore Civility
Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. is a peace activist, inspirational speaker, and video journalist popularly known as the Free Hugs Guy. Ken is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which gained popularity as Nwadike made major news headlines for his peacekeeping efforts and de-escalation of violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. Ken was featured in Google’s 2016 Year in Search video as a highlight among some of the year’s most defining moments and he has made many appearances on news programs, including CNN, USA Today, Good Morning Britain, and BBC News. Nwadike was recently named Most Admired Public Leader in San Diego and is the recipient of the Simeon Booker Award for Courage.
Elisa Parker, Founder, WonderLove, Co-Founder, See Jane Do, Co-Founder, Indivisible Women
Elisa Parker, media maven, speaker and a visionary for women and social justice is the co-founder, president & host of the award winning program, See Jane Do, co-founder of Indivisible Women and Leadership Ambassador with Take the Lead Women. Elisa’s work takes her around the world to discover and share the extraordinary stories & solutions in each of us. She hosts her weekly show for nationally acclaimed radio station KVMR & is the co-founder & director of the Passion into Action™ Women’s Conference, TEDxGrassValley, Raising Jane and the See Jane Do Media Lounge. Elisa reaches thousands through partnership with other like-minded organizations and develops organizational-wide initiatives, communications strategies for events & digital media campaigns that support women’s leadership & gender equity. She designs, creates and facilitates training programs in hi-tech, media, healthcare & non-profit organizations to optimize performance outcomes. She is an alumna of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices program, Take the Lead Women & The White House Project’s Go Run program. Elisa holds a BA in Communications from San Francisco State and a MA in Organization Development & Leadership at University of San Francisco. Elisa lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband and two daughters.
Whee the People
Music for a Conscious Generation in Pursuit of Happiness!
Whee the People's debut album he Beautiful Revolution mixes Classic Soul with contemporary Pop & Indie Rock, and is guaranteed to make you feel good enough to change the world!
Because Love Matters!
Oscar Perez, Founder, Tending the Fires
Oscar C. Pérez helps entrepreneurs align their businesses with their ideal clients so they can thrive financially while serving their communities. He helps entrepreneurs develop the habits, beliefs, and behaviors that get them tangible results by building strong business alliances, bridging communication gaps, and maximizing their leadership capabilities. He is the founder of Tending the Fires, an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between business success and sustainable community development.
Jean Slatter, Author & Creative Mystic
An accomplished author and inspirational speaker, Jean Slatter is the founder of the Higher Guidance Life Coach Certification Program & the Creative Mystic program. Through her teachings of holistic healing modalities and spiritual philosophies, Jean Slatter has helped thousands on their path to wholeness and self-growth. By guiding students to remove the barrier to their divine nature, Slatter reveals clarity, direction and purpose with easy-to-use and practical tools. Her landmark book, "Hiring the Heavens," is revered for its unique perspective on people's ability to fulfill their life and daily goals by connecting to the power of the heavens. Jean believes that we are all powerful creators, divinely sanctioned to express our gifts to the world.
Eliza Tudor, Executive Director, Nevada County Arts
Eliza Tudor is the Executive Director of the Nevada County Arts Council. She is from England and has worked at the University of Oxford to help promote and raise funds for the university’s arts and humanities division, among other positions. Eliza has a master’s degree in arts administration and cultural policy at the University of London and is studying for her PhD.
Lore Ross, Channel, Spritiual Counselor & Author
Lore Ross works with groups to realign ancestral blocks and patterns, so individually and collectively, we can choose to no longer carry the trauma, violence, illness, and abuse of our Ancestral lineage in our DNA and Cells. Through Private sessions, Group work, Retreats, Workshops, and Distance sessions, Lore holds space for women, children, and men to move into their power, find their voice, and being healing by supporting them in releasing stories. Transformation and healing come when we are able to recognize our connection to our Ancestors, balance our DNA, and release memories from our cells.
Lore Channels Energies in their own languages, supporting women, children, and men to create awareness and transformation, Her non-directive work and deep trust allows Source to speak through her body in Ancient Dialects, harmonic tones, sound and vibration. Lore’s memoir, Inside the Energy, will be available Winter 2018.
Recently, Lore offered a Group Healing to over a 100 women at the Indivisible Women’s Gather-Up in June.
Those of you who been touched by the incredible work of Lore Ross at Honeyroot or elsewhere will know exactly what I mean...those of you who have not yet experienced her magic, well all I can say is it is a truly healing, memorable, blissful, divine, gentle, powerful, nourishing experience! ~ Judith Moloney