Speakers 2024

WOHASU® 2024
SPEAKERS

Vivek Murthy WOHASU Speaker
Vice Admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and 19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. Vivek Murthy

Arthur Brooks Casual 1 WOHASU Speaker
Professor, Bestselling Author and Speaker

Dr. Arthur C. Brooks

Karen Guggenheim WOHASU speaker
Social Entrepreneur, Author and Founder/CEO of WOHASU®, producer of the World Happiness Summit®

Karen Guggenheim

Lord RIchard Layard
Founder-Director, London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance, Best-Selling Author and Co-Editor, World Happiness Report

Lord Richard Layard

Dr. Laurie Santos
Professor and Speaker - Yale University

Dr. Laurie Santos

Alberto Nobis New WOHASU Speaker
CEO VTG GmbH

Alberto Nobis

Jen Fisher WOHASU speaker
Deloitte US Human Sustainability Leader, Bestselling Author, Podcast Host and TEDx Speaker

Jen Fisher

LaFawn Davis WOHASU Speaker
Senior Vice President of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) at Indeed

LaFawn Davis

Jan Emmanuel De Neve
Director of the Wellbeing Research Centre, Oxford University

Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Alla Klymenko
Psychologist and Co-Founder of Upgrade Educational Project

Alla Klymenko

Dr. Fred Luskin
Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project

Dr. Fred Luskin

Dr. Kelli Harding
Physician, Writer and Educator

Dr. Kelli Harding

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener
"Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology," Author, Trainer and Coach

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener

Paule Joseph WOHASU Speaker
Lasker Clinical Research Scholar/Co-Director of Taste and Smell Center (NIH)

Dr. Paule V. Joseph

Dr. Amit Sood WOHASU Speaker
Founder and Executive Director of the Global Center for Resiliency and Wellbeing

Dr. Amit Sood

Raj Sisodia WOHASU speaker
Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc

Dr. Raj Sisodia

Mei Xu WOHASU Speaker
Entrepreneur, Author and Innovator

Mei Xu

Sandro Formica
International Speaker, Author and Professor

Dr. Sandro Formica

Elina Teboul
Speaker, Lawyer, Executive Coach and Consultant

Elina Teboul, J.D, M.A.

Jackie Henry WOHASU Speaker
Managing Partner, Deloitte

Jackie Henry

Michael Steger
Founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose, and Professor of Psychology

Dr. Michael Steger

Sara Blanchard WOHASU speaker
WOHASU® MC, Coach and Happiness Consultant

Sara Blanchard

Elisa Juarez WOHASU speaker
Social Impact Program Officer and Corporate Responsibility Coach

Elisa Juarez

Ismael Cala
Life and human development strategist, best-selling author and international speaker

Ismael Cala

Ricardo Sunderland
Transformational Coach, Egon Zehnder

Ricardo Sunderland

Dr. Radha Modgil WOHASU Speaker
NHS GP, a Television, Radio/Podcast Broadcaster and Author

Dr. Radha Modgil

Sarah Cunningham
Managing Director, World Wellbeing Movement

Sarah Cunningham

Marc van Lokven WOHASU Speaker
CEO and founder Marvalous Health, Entrepreneur, Brain Trainer and Coach

Marc van Lokven

Tia Graham WOHASU Speaker
Founder, Speaker, and Author

Tia Graham

Nick-Katsoris WOHASU speaker
Author, Attorney, Founder and President of the Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation

Nick Katsoris

Sammy Loh
Well-being Senior Manager, Deloitte US

Sammy Loh

Dr. Neha Sangwan WOHASU speaker
Physician, Author, Speaker and Coach

Dr. Neha Sangwan

Heather White WOHASU Speaker
Nationally Recognized Conservation & Environmental Policy Expert

Heather White

Rosie Acosta
Author & Mindfulness Teacher

Rosie Acosta

Nadim Saad WOHASU speaker
Parenting Coach, Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author

Nadim Saad

Rob Stephenson
International Speaker, Wellbeing Advocate, & DJ

Rob Stephenson

Troy Armour
Founder & CEO, Junk Kouture

Troy Armour

Alexandra Legouix
TV Presenter, Mental Health Expert & Podcast Host

Alexandra Legouix

Vice Admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and 19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. Vivek Murthy

Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2021 to serve as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States. As the nation’s top doctor, Dr. Vivek Murthy helps to advance the health and well-being of all Americans and has worked to address critical public health issues. He has issued Surgeon General Advisories on the youth mental health crisis and social media’s impact on youth mental health, the epidemic of loneliness and isolation, and on burnout in the health worker community. Dr. Murthy also issued a Surgeon General’s Framework on mental health in the workplace and he is the first Surgeon General to host a podcast, House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy, where he invites guests and listeners to explore how we can all build more connected and meaningful lives. As Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Murthy oversees more than 6,000 dedicated public health officers serving underserved and vulnerable populations. Dr. Murthy previously served as the 19th Surgeon General under President Obama. Raised in Miami, Dr. Murthy received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard, his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine, and his Masters in Business Administration from the Yale School of Management.

Professor, Bestselling Author and Speaker

Dr. Arthur C. Brooks

Arthur C. Brooks is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership, happiness, and social entrepreneurship. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, where he writes the popular weekly “How to Build a Life” column. Brooks is the author of 13 books, including the 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life and the 2023 #1 New York Times bestseller Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier with co-author Oprah Winfrey. He speaks to audiences all around the world about human happiness, and works to raise well-being within private companies, universities, public agencies, and community organizations.

Social Entrepreneur, Author and Founder/CEO of WOHASU®, producer of the World Happiness Summit®

Karen Guggenheim

Karen Guggenheim is a pioneer in the global happiness movement, a leader in promoting the science behind wellbeing to an international audience, and a motivational speaker inspiring people about how to grow post trauma and rebuild a life focused on meaning, purpose, and happiness. She the creative force behind the World Happiness Summit®, the leading wellbeing conference promoting the benefits of an evidence-based approach to increase happiness in all areas of life. She is also CEO of WOHASU®, the comprehensive wellbeing ecosystem named after the Summit that is inspiring a fast-growing movement sending a positive rippling effect around the world.

In 2016 after personal tragedy, Karen drastically altered her career path and invested her time, talent, and treasure to create WOHASU®, a global wellbeing brand fostering a movement for optimism, positivity, resilience, happiness, and community. Her first book will be published by Rizzoli in March 2023 in Italy.

Karen produces the annual World Happiness Summit; a 3-day event that unites the world’s leading experts in the science of happiness and wellbeing with a global audience to learn practical tools for a happier life. Along with fellow experts, she has also develop unique trainings like the WOHASU/Florida International University Chief Happiness Officer Certification, the only CHO program in the world certified by a university.

At heart, Karen is a creator and storyteller who focuses on cultivating the global happiness movement to foster connection, highlight our shared humanity, and acknowledge that the route to happiness often requires us to travel through considerable pain and trauma. She shares her own compelling story to weave these concepts through a real-world lens that moves and inspires audiences and helps them figure out how to activate these ideas into practices for a happier life.

A popular speaker, happiness educator and community builder, Karen’s mission is to make a case for happiness by highlighting the opportunities for win-win scenarios created by learning and implementing evidence-based tools and policies that make people, organizations, and communities thrive. Under her leadership, WOHASU® LLC was awarded with the “Key of the City of Miami” by the Miami Mayor and the members of the Miami City Commission.

Founder-Director, London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance, Best-Selling Author and Co-Editor, World Happiness Report

Lord Richard Layard

Richard Layard is a British labor economist, currently working as program director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. His early career focused on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. Richard was Senior Research Officer for the famous Robbins Committee on Higher Education. This committee’s report led to the massive expansion of UK university education in the 1960s and 1970s.

Following research on happiness begun in the 1970s by economists such as Richard Easterlin at the University of Southern California, he has written about the economics of happiness, with one theme being the importance of non-income variables on aggregate happiness, including mental health. Richard is co-editor of the World Happiness Report and Global Policy Report, and co-founder of Action for Happiness.

Professor and Speaker - Yale University

Dr. Laurie Santos

Psychologist Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition, its origins, and the evolutionary biases that influence our all-too imperfect life choices. She is also knowledgeable in how behavioral change through positive psychology can lead to a happy and fulfilling life.

Currently the big project of Dr. Santos is to positively influence the culture of Yale University by teaching happiness and well-being. She created a course so meaningful that it became the most popular class taken at Yale in over 316 years.

In her course, Psychology and the Good Life, Santos teaches her 1200 students about behavioral change through positive psychology. Dr. Santos wants her students to be more grateful, procrastinate less and increase social connections. She believes that those positive habits will decrease mental health issues on campus and create happier and more motivated students.

From her research, Santos speaks to how we are biologically programmed to be motivated by sex, to be deeply influenced by other people — and to repeat our mistakes. And while Santos often uses subjects from the animal kingdom to help explain our sometimes-illogical behaviors, she also provides advice on how to engage our uniquely human faculties to counteract evolution, choose more wisely, and live happier lives.

Dr. Santos was appointed Head of Silliman College on July 1, 2016 to a five year term. She is a professor of Psychology at Yale University, where she serves as Director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory as well as the Canine Cognition Center, a research facility that studies how dogs think about the world. She teaches one of Yale’s most popular undergraduate courses, Sex, Evolution, and Human Nature. She obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University.

Her numerous awards for science, teaching, and mentorship include the Stanton Prize from the Society for Philosophy and Psychology for outstanding contributions to interdisciplinary research.

CEO VTG GmbH

Alberto Nobis

Alberto is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VTG GmbH. In his current role, he oversees the management and business development of more than 50 locations in 20 European countries, providing services that span the entire rail-based logistics chain.

Prior to his current role, Alberto served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DHL Express Europe. Alberto was responsible for almost 50 countries and territories. He was with the company for 15 years. First, he served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of DHL Express Italy, then as the CFO of DHL Express Europe and later – the CFO of DHL Express Global.

In 2013, Alberto took over as the CEO of DHL Express Italy. He is a graduate in Economics from the University of Bologna, Italy, where he obtained his management education. His mission as a leader is to ensure that everyone around him maximizes their own potential. He is very proud of the many accomplishments that DHL Express has attained including being named World’s Best Workplace in 2021 by Great Place to Work.

In his free time, Alberto loves to live in touch with nature, embrace his passion for yoga, practice sports and listen to podcasts. He was a volleyball player for the Army National Team.

Deloitte US Human Sustainability Leader, Bestselling Author, Podcast Host and TEDx Speaker

Jen Fisher

Jen Fisher is a leading voice on the intersection of work, well-being, and purpose. Her mission is to help leaders move from the legacy mindset that well-being is solely the responsibility of the individual to the forward-thinking idea of human sustainability, which focuses on how organizations create value for people as human beings, leaving them with greater health and well-being, stronger skills and employability, good jobs, opportunities for advancement, more equity, and heightened feelings of belonging and purpose. 

 She’s the co-author of the bestselling, award-winning book, Work Better Together: How to Cultivate Strong Relationships to Maximize Well-Being and Boost Bottom Lines, the Human Sustainability Editor-at-Large for Thrive Global, and the host of the WorkWell podcast series. 

 As the first chief well-being officer of a professional services organization, Jen built and led the creation and execution of a pioneering holistic and inclusive well-being strategy that has received recognition from leading business media brands and associations. 

 Jen is a frequent writer on issues impacting the workplace today, including the importance of mental health and social connection to workforce resilience, happiness, and productivity. Her work has been featured in CNBC, CNN, Fast Company, Fortune, Inc, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Harvard Business Review, among others. 

 She’s a sought-after speaker and has been featured at events including, TEDx, World Happiness Summit, Out & Equal Workplace Summit, Acumen Global Gathering, WorkHuman, The Atlantic Pursuit of Happiness event, and more. She’s also lectured at top universities across the country, including Harvard, Wake Forest, Duke, and George Mason. 

 Jen is passionate about sharing her breast cancer and burnout recovery journeys to help others. She’s also a healthy lifestyle enthusiast, self-care champion, exercise fanatic, sleep advocate, and book nerd! Jen lives in Miami with her husband, Albert, and dog, Fiona. 

 You can find her on LinkedIn or Instagram @JenFish23. You can also receive her personal insights and reflections by subscribing to her newsletter, “Thoughts on Being Well” @jenfisher.substack.com.

Senior Vice President of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) at Indeed

LaFawn Davis

LaFawn Davis is Senior Vice President of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) at Indeed. She leads teams that focus on Responsible AI; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging; Accessibility; Social Impact; Equitable Hiring Products and Environmental Sustainability. The ESG commitments towards the year 2030 are to reduce the environmental footprint, make job search faster and simpler, remove bias and barriers to employment, and build internal sustainable equity. LaFawn is a globally-recognized operator with over 20 years of experience serving in leadership roles at innovative Fortune 50, 100 and unicorn technology companies. She is a frequent advisor, contributing writer and public speaker. LaFawn has been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Women of Impact, Fast Company’s Queer50, San Francisco Business Times’s Most Influential Women in Business and Business of Pride Outstanding Voices, and counted among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. She serves as a Board Director of the World Wellbeing Movement, an Advisory Board Member of Lesbians Who Tech and Power to Fly, a Limited Partner in Operator Collective, an Angel Investor and a Fellow of the Black Venture Institute.

Director of the Wellbeing Research Centre, Oxford University

Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve is a Belgian economist and professor at the University of Oxford where he directs the Wellbeing Research Centre. He is best known for his research on the economics of wellbeing which has led to new insights into the relationship between wellbeing and income, productivity, economic growth, and inequality. De Neve is also an editor of the World Happiness Report. His research was selected among “The Management Ideas that Mattered Most” by Harvard Business Review and he was awarded the inaugural Ruut Veenhoven Award for his contributions to the scientific study of happiness. He is a frequent advisor to governments and businesses, including Gallup, Unilever, and jobs site Indeed, as well as start-ups such as Psychological Technologies and Butterfly AI. Jan obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. His research and commentary regularly feature in the media, including in The Economist, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and on the BBC. He is a frequent speaker at academic and non-academic conferences, including at PopTech and TED.

Psychologist and Co-Founder of Upgrade Educational Project

Alla Klymenko

Alla Klymenko is known in Eastern Europe and abroad as a psychologist and happiness educator who has been studying well-being, goal setting, and mindfulness for over ten years. Her lectures, workshops, and seminars help thousands of people become more successful, happier and radically change their outlook on life. Her goal is to make a billion people around the world happier.

Alla believes in cultivating equal access to education on positive psychology, depression prevention, and well-being for populations across the globe. Being a pioneer in Eastern Europe’s happiness movement, her every speech and presentation is aninspirational show. As a motivational speaker with live audiences ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands, her unique presentations and classes touched the hearts of thousands of people.

Alla is the author of workshops, seminars, and online courses attended by participants from Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and Northern America. She also published several unique self-improvement workbooks and inspirational journals – Happy Me Journal, Thank You Diary, and Dream Year Book. Sheis the co-founder and head coach of Eastern Europe’s largest self-improvement summer camp, Upgrade Yourself Camp.

A featured guest on a variety of podcasts, she hosts Alla and Happiness YouTube channel (with 158 thousand followers) with motivational speeches and interviews with the world’s leading experts in the fields of happiness and well-being – Karen Guggenheim, Tal Ben-Shahar, Mo Gawdat, Fred Luskin, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Michael Roach, Joe Vitale, John Gray, and many others.

Shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alla joined forces with the world’s leading speakers, Tal Ben-Shahar, Marci Shimoff, and others, to create the Two Happy Weeks online course aimed at maintaining a positive attitude amidst challenging global events to support the affected population during the period of turbulence.

Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project

Dr. Fred Luskin

Fred Luskin serves as Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on a variety of populations. The forgiveness project has successfully explored forgiveness therapy with people who suffered from the violence in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone as well as the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11.

In addition, Fred’s work has been successfully applied and researched in corporate, medical, legal and religious settings. He currently serves as a Senior Consultant in Health Promotion at Stanford University and is a Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He presents lectures, workshops, seminars and trainings on the importance, health benefits and training of forgiveness, stress management and emotional competence throughout the United States. He offers presentations and classes that range from one hour to ongoing weekly trainings.

Physician, Writer and Educator

Dr. Kelli Harding

Dr. Kelli Harding wants to make the world a kinder and healthier place. She believes everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and kindness.

Dr. Harding is a Columbia University trained board certified psychiatrist. She is based in New York City and specializes in the interplay between mental and physical health. Her goal is to care for every patient with a comprehensive, holistic approach. Dr. Harding is the author of THE RABBIT EFFECT: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness (Atria Books, Fall 2019).

In her work as a physician, writer, and educator, Dr. Harding explores the science of kindness and the social dimensions of health. These hidden factors affect the body in profound ways, altering metabolism, immune functioning, mental health, and the course of disease. In her work as a doctor, she combines the latest biomedical advances with big-picture public health research to help people live well, even with chronic disease or serious illness.

Dr. Harding works with individuals, groups, and the general public to foster emotional wellbeing. Her warm engaging style focuses on compassion and connection. She’s appeared on Today, Good Morning America, NPR, The New York Times, Medscape, BBC, Oprah.com, Thrive Global, Psychology Today, mindbodygreen, Refinery 29, Tracy Anderson’s PER4MANCE PROGRAM, Parents Magazine, Inc. and U.S. News and World Report.

"Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology," Author, Trainer and Coach

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener

Robert Biswas-Diener is widely known as the “Indiana Jones of positive psychology” because his research on happiness, empathy and other topics has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, India, Kenya and Israel. Robert’s interest in happiness focuses on culture, material simplicity, and public policy. He has written more than 50 scholarly articles on these topics and is author of eight books including Happiness (2008), The Courage Quotient (2012), and The Upside of Your Dark Side (2015).

Robert is also a leading authority on positive psychology coaching and widely recognized as a pioneering voice in this field. Robert occupies a unique position in the world of positive psychology as he is both a published researcher and a practicing ICF certified coach.  He regulatory trains professionals around the world in the application of positive psychology. His clients have included Standard Chartered Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Australian Department of Defense, Deloitte, and many others.

Lasker Clinical Research Scholar/Co-Director of Taste and Smell Center (NIH)

Dr. Paule V. Joseph

Dr. Joseph is a renowned scientist and clinician who has markedly impacted chemosensory (taste and smell) science, genomics, and precision health. She serves as a Lasker Clinical Scholar at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a Distinguished Scholar at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). She is Chief of the Sensory Science and Metabolism Section (SenSMet) at the Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research. A testament to her diverse skill set, Dr. Joseph’s educational background encompasses both nursing and the biological sciences. She received an AAS in Nursing at Hostos Community College, a BSN from the College of New Rochelle, a Master of Science with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University, and an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and conducted her Ph.D. work at the Monell Chemical Senses Center (the only center in the world dedicated to training on taste & smell), where she focused on sensory biology and genomics. She then completed a Clinical and Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship at the NINR supported by the Office of Workforce Diversity. With over 100 publications, she is a recognized figure in sensory science research. Her work has been showcased in top-tier academic journals and captured the media’s attention such as TIME, NPR, New York Times. She is particularly interested in understanding how sensory function and dysfunction influence wellbeing and health outcomes, especially in populations that are disproportionately affected by health disparities. Her insights have been highlighted in various media outlets, reflecting her role as a leading voice in her field. Her research explores how taste and smell influence health & wellbeing, especially in those with chronic illnesses. Specifically, she investigates the neurological mechanisms of chemosensation and its relation to ingestive behaviors, especially in those with obesity and substance use disorders. Notably, during the COVID-19 pandemic, she examined the effects of the virus on taste and smell and co-founded the Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research. Dr. Joseph is a devoted advocate for diversity in science. She mentors and fosters inclusivity, especially for underrepresented individuals and women in science. She also leads initiatives such as the Amazing Grace Children’s Foundation in Ghana and the African Research Academy for Women. Honored with multiple awards from several global organizations such as the Friends of the National Institutes of Nursing Research, National Minority Quality Forum, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the Johnson & Johnson- American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and The Rockefeller University Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar. She has been recognized with the Ajinomoto Award for Young Investigators in Gustation from the Association of Chemoreception Sciences. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, Fellow of the Transcultural Nursing Society, and a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, United Kingdom. She is also the Inaugural American Academy of Nursing Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine in the United States of America. Dr. Joseph’s commitment to advance awareness, research and health of the Chemical Senses and her exceptional skill in integrating complex scientific concepts into clinical practice, public awareness and policy make her a valuable contributor to share insights on the intersection of sensory experiences (smell) and overall well-being.

Founder and Executive Director of the Global Center for Resiliency and Wellbeing

Dr. Amit Sood

Dr. Sood is a former Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative, and the current CEO of the Global Center for Resiliency and Wellbeing. He is internationally known for his work on stress management, resilience, wellbeing, mindfulness, and burnout. Dr. Sood has authored or co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles and has authored multiple books including The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness, Immerse: A 52-Week Course in Resilient Living, Mindfulness Redesigned for the Twenty-First Century, Stronger, and SMART with Dr. Sood. Dr. Sood received the 2010 Distinguished Service Award, the 2010 Innovator of the Year Award, the 2013 Outstanding Physician Scientist Award and the 2016 Faculty of the Year Award from Mayo Clinic. He also was honored as the Robert Wood Johnson Health Care Pioneer in 2015. The Intelligent Optimist (formerly Ode Magazine) selected Dr. Sood as one among top 20 intelligent optimists helping the world to be a better place. Dr. Sood serves on the wellbeing advisory board for Everyday Health, scientific advisory board for Thrive Global, and is a fellow with the Atria Academy of Science and Medic

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc

Dr. Raj Sisodia

Raj Sisodia is Distinguished University Professor of Conscious Enterprise and Chairman of the Conscious Enterprise Center at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. He is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business (on leave) at Babson College, and Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He has a Ph. D. in Business from Columbia University. Raj is co-author of the New York Times bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (2013) and Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters (2015). He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011. Raj received an honorary doctorate from Johnson & Wales University in 2016 and the Business Luminary Award from Halcyon in 2021. He has served on the boards of Mastek and The Container Store.

Raj has published fifteen books, including Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, which was named a top business book of 2007 by Amazon.com. His most recent books are The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World and The Global Rule of Three: Competing with Conscious Strategy, and the forthcoming Awaken: A Journey to Purpose, Wholeness and Healing. Raj has consulted with and taught at numerous companies, including AT&T, Verizon, LG, DPDHL, POSCO, Kraft Foods, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Tesoro, Siemens, Sprint, Volvo, IBM, Walmart, McDonalds and Southern California Edison.

Entrepreneur, Author and Innovator

Mei Xu

Mei Xu is an Asian American entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience in the consumer product and wellness industries. Passionate about innovation and infusing a founder’s spirit into conglomerates, universities, and hospitals, Xu is a sought-after speaker, corporate board member, and award-winning author.  

Xu created one of the fastest-growing privately-owned companies in the United States. Her passion for innovation and design-driven growth has made her a public spokesperson on entrepreneurship and reshoring since 2012 when she joined twelve other blue-chip CEOs at President Obama’s Insourcing American Jobs Forum at the White House.

Her business achievements have garnered her many awards and accolades, including,

  • Forbes Magazine’s “Outstanding Women Over 50 with Vision Award” (2021)
  • Forbes Magazine’s “60 Most Outstanding Chinese in North America” Award (2021)
  • Politico’s “Woman of Impact” Award (2019)
  • Inc. Magazine’s “America’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2000 and 2001” award

She has served on many corporate and nonprofit boards, including the University of Maryland, the Baltimore Foundation, Children’s National Hospital Foundation, and the Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.

In 1994, Xu began experimenting with fragrance and chemicals in her Bethesda basement, starting a global enterprise employing 1,400 workers and operating five global design, development, and production facilities. She began focusing on candles when she spotted a trend, believing that this product category contained the highest innovation potential. Xu believed that one day she would bring fragrance-infused candles into the health and wellness space.

As she grew Chesapeake Bay Candles into a lifestyle brand and diversified its product line, transforming rather bland and drab slender candle offerings into fragrance-infused fashion statements, she and her team traveled the world to anticipate and forecast trends. She incubated various product ideas in development centers in China, Vietnam, and the American seaboard in the United States, manufactured them in her factories, and sold them to Bloomingdale’s, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, and other top retailers.  
Chesapeake Bay became the first American brand to invest in Vietnam following the reinstatement of its trading relationship with the United States. It was also among the few to onshore nearly one hundred jobs to the United States in 2011, following the opening of its first US factory in Maryland. Xu’s capstone achievement at the company came in 2016 with the launch of the “Mind & Body” collection. Generating $20 million in annual sales, Mind & Body was the first fragrance line in the wellness category. With her vision to unite the fragrance-based consumer product and wellness industries, Xu successfully negotiated the sale of Chesapeake Bay Candle to Newell Brands in 2017, a conglomerate with a $14 billion portfolio of consumer goods. A Columbia University Business case study detailing Mei’s leadership in trend forecasting, managing resilient global supply chains, establishing manufacturing facilities in new countries, reshoring jobs to the United States, and establishing strategic partnerships with major retailers is now required reading for all MBA students.

Deeply committed to helping female entrepreneurs, Mei launched the social impact venture called Yes She May in 2020. Originally designed to help small female business owners weather the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic, the venture began informally with Xu mentoring business owners, advising on design innovation-style thinking, and giving keynote speeches about doing business in the United States. The venture soon scaled into a global e-commerce platform that elevated women-owned companies in the beauty, fashion, and wellness sectors. Partnering with FedEx, Facebook, Square, and Santander Bank UK, Xu curated and helped launch nearly 100 innovative brands.

While scaling Yes She May, Xu became reflective on her entrepreneurial journey and wrote Burn: How Grit, Innovation, and a Dash of Luck Ignited a Multi-Million Dollar Success Story. Geared to founders, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in applying innovation to non-traditional business categories, the memoir details her childhood in communist China and her experience in a reeducation camp following the Tiananmen Square massacre. It follows her journey to the United States, where she spearheaded and scaled a multi-million-dollar fragrance and wellness business.

Leveraging her industry leadership in fragrance and her passion for wellness and environmental stewardship, Xu founded Concord Fragrances in 2023. Launching at Bloomingdales’ stores and website, Blueme, the newly founded brand, is a first-in-class “functional fragrance” company. Blueme uses the latest science-based research and formulas to provide a whole new way to strategically layer scent into consumers’ lives, allowing them to enjoy physiological and emotional benefits and increase their well-being! Not only will her new collections help consumers to elevate and fragrance their personal space, they will also further address the consumer’s drive for sustainability by offering recandle (refill candles) to encourage reusing the candle vessels. This approach promises to become the new global standard in fragrance-based wellness. As Xu continually works on unlocking the power of our senses’ smell, she is constantly thriving in design, innovation, and social entrepreneurship!

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International Speaker, Author and Professor

Dr. Sandro Formica

Embracing his unconventional path in academia and life, Sandro Formica, Ph.D., lives every day in full commitment to his Life Purpose, “To integrate the science of happiness in firms, educational institutions and governments.” For that reason, he created a business format that aligns personal development processes with the goals and mission of positive organizations. Sandro’s work aims at increasing individual and organizational performance based on applied, scientific evidence.

Sandro contributed to the development, analysis and testing of a strategic management model named “Co-Alignment” and modified it to integrate values, talents, imagination and purpose in the context of positive organizations managed by self-aware executives.

Sandro has provided consulting and executive education services to global and regional hotel corporations such as ACCOR and Intercontinental, coordinated transnational European Union projects in hospitality and tourism, and conducted “Think Tanks” with leading decision-makers in the Middle East, New Zealand, France, Spain, Italy, and the U.S.

As an academic, he published in international peer-reviewed journals on human motivational factors and behavioral decision-making in the context of travel, executive education needs, United States vs. Europe education systems, and predictability of human preferences in future global travel. His research papers were presented at several international conferences, such as the World Business Congress and the Quality of Life World Conference.

Currently, Sandro teaches The Science of Happiness and Personal Empowerment at Florida International University. Also, he teaches The Economics of Happiness in selected European universities.

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Speaker, Lawyer, Executive Coach and Consultant

Elina Teboul, J.D, M.A.

Elina is a dynamic and provocative speaker and leadership advisor who pushes the boundaries of conscious leadership. Through her innovative insights and practical strategies, she equips leaders with the tools they need to authentically and purposefully navigate the complexities of today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.

Elina’s forthcoming book, “Feminine Intelligence: How Billionaire Philanthropists, Unicorn Founders and Happiness Pioneers Are Changing Business for Good” draws on her extensive experience working with leaders in dynamic startups, nonprofits, investment funds, and large multinationals.

Passionate about the transformative potential of philanthropy and the synergy between business and social impact, Elina has previously served as a global philanthropic advisor for the Allan & Gill Gray Foundation. Her close collaboration with the Gray family on strategic investing and social entrepreneurship has provided her with a rare vantage point at the intersection of leadership, identity, and business as a force for good.

While Elina’s career began as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, a renowned global law firm, where she tackled intricate financial and corporate matters for private equity and hedge fund clients, she soon realized that her true calling lay in merging law, entrepreneurship, and psychology to offer a fresh and compelling perspective on leadership.

Elina’s educational background includes a Master’s degree in Psychology from Columbia University’s Teachers College, a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School where she earned the distinction of being a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has also completed the Columbia University Executive Coaching Program and holds certification as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Additionally, Elina is currently pursuing her certification in Psychedelics Therapy from the California Integral Institute, further expanding her understanding of alternative approaches to healing and growth.

Managing Partner, Deloitte

Jackie Henry

Jackie Henry MBE is managing partner for people and purpose at Deloitte and the lead partner for Northern Ireland.


Since stepping into her new role in May 2021, Jackie has been providing strong leadership of Deloitte’s UK people strategy and purpose agenda, and focuses on inclusion and wellbeing. She has spent her career with Deloitte and started out in the Belfast office, her hometown, 34 years ago.
For the past ten years she been lead partner for the Deloitte Northern Ireland practice. Under her leadership, the practice has grown from 80 people to over 1,300 with plans to double again. Later this year they will be moving into the historic Ewart building at the heart of the Linen Quarter.

In 2017, she was honoured with an MBE for services to the economy – including setting up the Belfast Delivery Centre and the creation of Deloitte’s BrightStart Degree and Graduate academy programmes. In 2021 she received an honorary doctorate from Ulster University in recognition of the key role has played in the economic prosperity and growth of Northern Ireland, and for her advocacy of diversity, inclusion and social mobility. In 2023 she was recognised as the Northern Ireland Business Woman of the Year.

Jackie’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and social mobility has been a focus throughout her career, and in 2019 she ranked in the ‘OUTstanding 50 Ally Executives List’ which highlighted the non-LGBT+ executives who are outspoken in developing and supporting their diverse workforces.

Jackie is inspired daily by her family, her husband and three children, and she credits her late-father for teaching her about business with his corner shop in Belfast.

Founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose, and Professor of Psychology

Dr. Michael Steger

Dr. Michael Steger is the Founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose, and Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. He also serves as an Extraordinary Professor by North-West University in South Africa. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College, his MS in Counseling from the University of Oregon in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Personality Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2005.

WOHASU® MC, Coach and Happiness Consultant

Sara Blanchard

A graduate of Harvard College and a former teaching fellow for Tal Ben-Shahar’s Positive Psychology class, Sara Blanchard has been melding the worlds of happiness and social justice for the better part of a decade. She is a facilitator, writer, certified life coach, and TEDx speaker, author of Flex Mom, co-author of Dear White Women: Let’s Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism, and the co-founder of Dear White Women, a social justice platform. Sara is both Japanese and white, is married to a white Canadian man, and is raising their two multi-ethnic girls to be compassionate, thoughtful advocates. They live in Denver, Colorado with their incredibly lovable dog.

Social Impact Program Officer and Corporate Responsibility Coach

Elisa Juarez

ELISA JUÁREZ is a passionate leader who finds joy in maximizing the potential of ideas through strategic development. Her intuition and focus on opportunities that benefit business, teams, customers, and communities has earned her a respected and credible voice in decision making.

As the head of Culture, Belonging, and Social Impact at a US based healthcare company, Elisa has created a corporate culture and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy that has earned national recognition as a Great Place to Work, Most Loved Place to Work, and Top Place to Work. She focuses on creating a culture of inclusion that enables business strategy and fosters a sense of belonging for team members, patients, and communities.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Elisa is passionate about the science of happiness and serves as a speaker and moderator at the World Happiness Summit. She sees her purpose in life as bringing happiness to others and finds joy in doing so.

Elisa’s education includes an MBA from the IAEBusiness School in Argentina, a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Latin American Studies from Brown University, and certificates in Corporate Social Responsibility from Harvard Business School Executive Education and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from USF. She is also a Miami Fellow and sits on the national board of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation while remaining active with the Nature Conservancy of FL.

Life and human development strategist, best-selling author and international speaker

Ismael Cala

Life and business strategist, best-selling author, journalist and international speaker specialized in personal development and mindful exponential leadership. He has received personalized training from renowned international leaders such as Robin Sharma, John C. Maxwell, Deepak Chopra, Brian Tracy, and Tony Robbins, and completed the Executive Program in Exponential Leadership at one of the most prestigious and advanced universities in the world, Singularity University in Silicon Valley. Through his conferences, workshops and inspirational retreats, he has touched the personal and professional lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Cala has positively impacted more than 400 companies in over 25 countries. The New York Times has identified him as “the Latino Larry King”. A member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) in USA. Founder and president of CALA Enterprises Corporation, a content production company focused on leadership, mindfulness, happiness, productivity, and excellence as a culture. President & Founder of Ismael Cala Foundation.

Transformational Coach, Egon Zehnder

Ricardo Sunderland

Ricardo Sunderland is a Transformational Coach with Egon Zehnder, a global leadership advisory firm. His life’s purpose is to help leaders connect to and manage their energy to become humane leaders. He shows senior leaders how to bring coherence to their leadership, unlock their full potential, and become a better version of themselves. He also collaborates with the Chair and Nominating Committee responsible for CEO and C-suite successions and supports newly appointed CEOs in their processes of transition and integration. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ricardo was a Senior Partner at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting). Earlier Ricardo held various management roles for Citigroup, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Citi’s Global Consumer e-commerce business. Ricardo earned a BS in finance & marketing from Iberoamericana University and an MBA from the IPADE University.

Ricardo’s book “The Energy Advantage, How to go from Managing your time to Mastering your Energy” comes out on June 2024. It has the intention to inspire aspiring leaders to live an integrated live of fulfillment, purpose and success.

NHS GP, a Television, Radio/Podcast Broadcaster and Author

Dr. Radha Modgil

Dr Radha Modgil is an NHS GP, a television, radio and podcast broadcaster and author on a mission to bring about positive change in the world and empower people.

Listed in The Big Issue’s 100 Change Makers 2022 List, One of the Top 50 Cheeriest social media accounts (The Guardian) and one of the most inspiring people who are leading the way when it comes to mental health awareness, Positive News. 

Radha is the medical expert for both BBC Radio 1’s daytime show, Life Hacks, and BBC 5 Live’s Mental Health Clinic, and was the presenter of the CBeebies show, Feeling Better, which highlighted the importance of talking to young children about their feelings. She also appeared as the medical expert for The Sex Education Show on Channel 4 and Make My Body Younger on BBC Three. She has written for Psychologies magazine, The Guardian, MSN Lifestyle, The Huff Post and the online platform Having Time, and is a weekly columnist for The i Newspaper, writing about how we can all live our best lives, as well as being a monthly columnist for BBC Science Magazine. 

Radha is passionate about helping people feel that they are not alone in their struggles and challenges they face. She’s worked on several wellbeing campaigns with BBC Children in Need, Public Health England, MIND and the British Red Cross and is an ambassador for the National Academy for Social Prescribing, the Youth Sports Trust, National Careers Week and the mental health charity We Are Beyond.

Dr Radha is an experienced panellist, keynote speaker, event host, and panel host for charities, corporate clients and arts and cultural organisations. Radha is a regular speaker at wellbeing festivals including NHS Health & Care Innovation Expo, Camp Bestival, The Big Retreat, Mind, Body & Spirit Olympia London, Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival and Headstock Festival, amongst others.

Radha has been an advisor and consultant to charities (Shout, HUMEN), corporate clients (UCAS) and wellbeing (NHS, Nuffield Health) as well as for individual arts & cultural projects.

Radha delivers wellbeing workshops in the workplace and for corporate clients and has worked with Women at the BBC, ACS International Schools, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, BBC Children in need, The Princes Trust, Media City, Group GTI, arts & cultural groups as well as community groups, universities and schools globally.

Radha also brings her expertise in innovative communications strategies and has consulted with corporates, arts and cultural organisations, charitable bodies, healthcare organisations, universities, schools and colleges and professional bodies about how they can best communicate their ideas and wellbeing campaigns to their specific audience.

The spread and variety of different audiences Radha broadcasts to requires her to be creative in her approach and innovative in how she communicates advice and support. She has worked with Public Health England, charitable organisations including the British Red Cross and MIND, Nuffield Health, the Motability Scheme on the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, the Children’s Media Conference, National Careers Week and UCAS amongst others.

Radha is also a Trustee for Action For Happiness, a charitable organisation and innovative movement of people taking action collectively to create a happier world, through promoting a culture that prioritises kindness.

Her debut book, ‘Know Your Own Power’ (Yellow Kite, Hachette) was published in January 2021 in the UK, the US and Canada, Australia and India and is available on Audible, narrated by Radha herself. 

Her book has been featured on BBC Radio 2, Waitrose Health magazine, Action for Happiness, the ‘i’ newspaper, Scala radio, Happiful podcast, Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch and Damian Barr’s literary salon. 

Radha has also contributed to and been a consultant for many other books over the last 14 years, including ‘It’s All in Your Head’ by Rae Earl, ‘Help your kids with …’ by Professor Robert Winston, ‘Dear Katie’by BBC Radio 1’s Katie Thistleton, ‘Open’ by BBC Radio 6’s Gemma Cairney and ‘The Book of Hope’ by Johnny Benjamin and Britt Pfluger. 

Follow Radha on Twitter @DrRadhaModgil and on Instagram @dr_radha.

Managing Director, World Wellbeing Movement

Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham is Managing Director of the World Wellbeing Movement (WWM), and host of the ‘Working on Wellbeing’ podcast series by the World Wellbeing Movement, where she engages in meaningful conversations with the world’s leading wellbeing experts.

Housed within the University of Oxford’s Wellbeing Research Centre, the World Wellbeing Movement’s aim is to improve the quality of life of people across the world by putting wellbeing at the heart of decision-making in both business and public policy.

Sarah’s own expertise, which bridges both the corporate and academic worlds, strongly aligns with the World Wellbeing Movement’s approach. She is a workplace wellbeing expert with >26 years leadership experience, gained in companies including Accenture, Google and Mastercard. Immediately prior to being appointed to her current position, Sarah was Vice-President and lead of Mastercard’s European Technology Hub in Dublin, where she was focused on creating a great place to work with employee wellbeing as the cornerstone. Sarah graduated first in her year from LSE’s EMSc in Psychological & Behavioural Science. She is also a graduate of the Smurfit Business School Senior Leadership programme in partnership with Darden University, and she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Law from University College Dublin.

CEO and founder Marvalous Health, Entrepreneur, Brain Trainer and Coach

Marc van Lokven

Marc van Lokven has a background of over 20 years as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. During his military career, he held a wide range of positions across the fighter aircraft spectrum and ended his military career in 2008 as a squadron commander at one of the operational F-16 airfields. During this period Marc gained vast experience in functioning in highly dynamic, stressful and complex work environments.

Based on this experience, Marc developed a further interest in the workings of the brain, which led to founding Marvalous Health. After studies in the field of bio- and neurochemistry, he developed a brain training and coaching program for improving and supporting recovery of brain function. Initially, Marc focused on high performance professional groups such as the aviation sectors, top sports, and executive corporate positions.

Subsequently, he expanded his services to a broader audience for both preventive and curative programs. With Marvalous Health, Marc successfully helps people recover from neurological disorders, stress, burnout, depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI), among others. Marvalous Health does this both on an individual basis and in collaboration with insurers, occupational health and safety services and absenteeism and case management organizations.

In addition, Marc shares his knowledge and experience as a motivational speaker and coach through lectures, presentations, and workshops. He has given these to a wide range of audiences worldwide, ranging from companies, hospitals, and sports organizations to schools and as a guest speaker/teacher at various training courses and faculties.

Founder, Speaker, and Author

Tia Graham

Tia Graham is an international speaker and TEDx, best-selling author and consultant on positive psychology and team performance. She has worked with dozens of global companies such as Marriott Hotels, Kellogg’s, and Hewlett Packard to elevate employee engagement and drive bottom line results. Prior to founding her company, Arrive at Happy, she led teams at luxury hotels in the United States and Europe for brands such as W Hotels, Westin, and The London. With multiple certifications in neuroscience, positive psychology, and employee retention, and over 14 years of leadership experience, Tia is widely regarded by business leaders in her field. Her insights have been featured in major media such as CNN, Forbes, and Fast Company to name a few. Her best-selling book, Be a Happy Leader, teachers her proprietary 8-step methodology on driving productivity and business growth through a culture of happiness.

Author, Attorney, Founder and President of the Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation

Nick Katsoris

In 2003, New York attorney Nick Katsoris was inspired to write a book about a fluffy little lamb  named “Loukoumi” that just wants to make the world a better place. The first book was  written for fun after his son was born, but when the New York Times wrote about Loukoumi, it hit #4 on the children’s book bestseller list, setting the Loukoumi Make A Difference Movement  into motion. Almost two decades later, Katsoris has authored 9 books in the series including Loukoumi’s Good Deeds (narrated by Jennifer Aniston and her father John Aniston), which in  2008 inspired international Make A Difference with Loukoumi Day on the last Saturday of every  October. What started with a few hundred children doing good, has now blossomed into The  Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation with Loukoumi Kids Club chapters around the world.  Katsoris founded the non-profit in 2014, after he received a national Make A Difference Award  for his philanthropic work from the Points of Light organization and USA Weekend magazine.  Today the Loukoumi Foundation unites over 100,000 children worldwide to make a difference all year round for causes they are passionate about.

Through the Loukoumi Foundation, Katsoris hosts a Good Deed of the Month Zoom program  and a curriculum in over 300 schools. Projects include “Loukoumi Feeds the Hungry” with  Loukoumi Advisory Board Chair Chef Maria Loi, sending Kindness Postcards to space with  Blue Origin, writing Never Forget letters to families who lost loved ones on 9-11, and the book  series authored by kids, “Inspiring Stories That Make A Difference” with the award winning  musical Come From Away. The Loukoumi Foundation Dream Day program also grants children the opportunity to spend the day in their dream careers. Through these programs children learn  the importance of making a difference, which becomes not something that they have to do, but  something they are excited to do, now and throughout their lives.

The Loukoumi Foundation sponsors the Chef Maria Loi/Loukoumi Foundation Teaching  Kitchen at the Floating Hospital in Long Island City, NY with Chef Loi, The Loukoumi  Foundation Treatment Room at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital sponsored by kids’ $1 donations, the Loukoumi Exhibit at the Westchester Children’s Museum and partners with over  100 organizations around the world including The Los Angeles Chargers, ECOS, and the  National Bullying Prevention Center.

A graduate of Fordham College of Business Administration and Fordham Law School,  Katsoris began his legal career as Law Clerk to The Hon. Nicholas Tsoucalas at the United  States Court of International Trade. He then served as a litigation associate at the law firm of

Cahill Gordon and Reindel. In 2005 he was appointed as General Counsel of a conglomerate  in New York. He also serves as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

In December 2022, Katsoris received the Visionary Humanitarian Award from the High Flyers  50 Global Achievement Awards in Mumbai India. He has also received Tegna’s National Make  A Difference All-Star Award, Attorney of the Year from the Hellenic Lawyers Association,  Community Champion Award from the Chapel School, the Independent Spirit Award from the  NY Mets and several parenting and book awards. Nick is also President and co-founder of the  Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund, which has awarded over 1,000 scholarships to students  totaling several million dollars. Nick currently resides in Eastchester, New York, with his  wife, Voula, a real estate attorney, and their children, Constantine and Julia.

Well-being Senior Manager, Deloitte US

Sammy Loh

Sammy Loh is on a mission to help professionals tap into the power of creativity and connection at work. By combining human centered design-thinking and elements of play, he helps leaders build and nurture more innovative and resilient teams, while also infusing workplace cultures with some much-needed joy! Originally from Singapore, Sammy started his career as a graphic designer, creating visual solutions that inform and inspire. He’s been combining his creative background with his personal passion for workplace wellness, leading the Deloitte US Well-being team in implementing strategies, and creating tools, resources, and learning opportunities that support people’s ability to thrive in both their professional and personal lives. As a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) facilitator, Sammy is leveraging the LSP methodology to unlock new knowledge, break habitual thinking and develop problem-solving skills utilizing our imagination. From building models and metaphors to sharing meaningful stories that inspire, he is using one of childhood’s most beloved and cherished toys as tools to create a culture of shared enthusiasm and purpose in the workplace.

Physician, Author, Speaker and Coach

Dr. Neha Sangwan

Dr. Neha Sangwan, CEO of Intuitive Intelligence is an Internal Medicine physician, international speaker and corporate communication expert who empowers people toward better health by teaching them practical communication tools to strengthen their relationships, decrease their stress, improve their health and save them time.

Neha earned a B.S. in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Michigan State University, attended the State University of New York at Buffalo for medical school, and completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. She worked in the hospital for a decade before founding Intuitive Intelligence, her private practice and corporate consulting firm, where she integrates the science of medicine and the art of communication to empower her clients to improve their health and their lives.

Neha is also the author of TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health and Happiness. To learn more, visit Doctorneha.com.

Nationally Recognized Conservation & Environmental Policy Expert

Heather White

Heather White is a nationally recognized conservation and environmental policy expert and a frequent spokesperson in national media on climate, energy, and conservation issues.  Heather is the founder & CEO of the nonprofit, OneGreenThing.org, and author of One Green Thing: Discover Your Hidden Power to Help Save the Planet (Harper Collins, 2022). OneGreenThing is a nonprofit that tackles eco-anxiety through joyful daily action, inspiring culture change for policy solutions. 

White’s twenty-plus years experience of service including working as a litigator at a prominent Nashville law firm, a campaign staffer and recount attorney for Al Gore’s presidential campaign, the energy and environmental policy legislative counsel for U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, and adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Tennnessee College of Law. White directed environmental education advocacy at the nation’s largest conservation organization, ran an environmental health watchdog in Washington, DC, and the led the nonprofit partner to Yellowstone National Park. 

Heather was named one of the “Top 20 Women Leaders in Sustainability” by Green Building & Design magazine and “100 Women to Watch in Wellness” by MindBodyGreen. Heather has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS News, MSNBC, KTLA5, ACB7 in San Francisco, WGN in Chicago, and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Teen Vogue. She’s recently spoken at Clinton Global Initiative, TedXBoston, UTA,  AllTech Corporation, Hearst Publications, VF Corporation, Arizona State University, Warner Music Group, the Nashville Bar Association, Amazon, TIAA and bookstores across the country including Diesel books in Brentwood, Green Apple in San Fran, and Novel in Memphis. She lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband and two teenage daughters. 

Author & Mindfulness Teacher

Rosie Acosta

Rosie Acosta Author of “You are Radically Loved: A healing journey to Self-Love” has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. She hosts a weekly conversational on her show The Radically Loved Podcast. Rosie has traveled all over the world leading workshops, retreats and meditation teacher trainings. She works with a wide range of students, from those in her East Los Angeles community to Olympic athletes, NFL champions, NBA All-Stars and veterans of war. A first-gen Mexican-American, Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love. She’s been featured in Yoga Journal, Well + Good, Forbes, Entrepreneur, The New York Post. She currently lives in the greater Los Angeles region known as The Valley. 

Winner of VeryWellFit’s Streaming Award for Best Wellness Podcast “The Radically Loved Podcast” Top Rated Health Podcast on iTunes 

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Parenting Coach, Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author

Nadim Saad

Nadim is a Parenting Coach, father of 3 and best-selling author of seven books. He founded the Happy Confident Company to develop cutting-edge programmes and products for children, schools, and families. He has worked with renowned therapists and teachers, drawing from the latest research in child psychology and neuroscience to develop a parenting and whole school wellbeing programme that’s already changed the lives of over 100K families. He is a regular speaker on parenting themes in corporates and schools and has been featured in leading media publications including Sky News, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and the BBC.

International Speaker, Wellbeing Advocate, & DJ

Rob Stephenson

Rob Stephenson is an international keynote speaker and wellbeing advocate who is on a mission to help
create happier, healthier and higher performing workplaces. He experiences bipolar disorder personally.
Rob is the founder of The InsideOut LeaderBoard, a charity with the mission of smashing the stigma of
mental ill-health in the workplace by showcasing senior leader role models with lived experiences of mental ill-health. As a consultant, Rob works with senior leadership teams to help elevate wellbeing as a
performance enabler.

Rob is the Founder of FormScore, a technology platform that helps managers understand the wellbeing and performance readiness of their teams with real-time people analytics. Rob is also co-founder of the InsideOut Awards, an annual celebration of those championing workplace mental health and wellbeing. In his keynote talks, Rob inspires audiences to think differently about mental health and wellbeing. Themes include: treating mental health and wellbeing as a strategic priority; leadership inspiration; the future of workplace wellbeing; wellbeing as a performance enabler; getting started on a personal wellbeing journey. Rob grounds his talks in his personal story of living and working with bipolar and always gives practical tips and ideas. See Rob’s TEDx here. Rob has also developed an innovative concept – a Music & Mental Health performance which combines live DJ elements and public speaking to get people thinking differently about mental health & wellbeing via the medium of music. See this short promo video.

Founder & CEO, Junk Kouture

Troy Armour

Junk Kouture began 13 years ago as a small independent fashion competition for local secondary schools in the northwest of Ireland by Buncrana-based entrepreneur Troy Armour a “highly driven” philanthropist and tech company founder. Armour set up the project to create a sport for creative kids and the circular engineers of tomorrow as they’re challenged to create fashion outfits recycled from everyday junk and discarded waste.

TV Presenter, Mental Health Expert & Podcast Host

Alexandra Legouix

Alexandra is arguably one of the most knowledgeable female presenters in the world of motorsport having presented the live coverage for Eurosport Worldwide of the World Touring Car Cup for the past 9 years and now a resident face for the Auto Trader youtube channel alongside Rory Reid.

Alongside this, Alex has been busy most recently presenting on many other projects including: GIMS Qatar Daily Show; LoveCars TV show ‘On the Road’ with Tiff Needell and Paul Woodman; The London Classic Car Show ’23 with Alex Brundle; the Official Car of the Year ’23 Awards Ceremony in Brussels; the live stream shows & in-house videos for Aston Martin F1 team; Sports Presenter for London Formula-e; host for the F1 Paddock Club; the Supercar Festivals at Goodwood; and numerous online events including the recent Women in Motorsport discussion for the FIA

Alex is also the creator of Mindset Group Ltd – a holistic wellbeing brand that organises large wellbeing festivals and events including the well attended Mindset Unlimited Festival taking place once again in Sept 2024. www.mindsetunlimited.co.uk.

A qualified yoga teacher and mental health expert, Alex is also the creator of and presenter of 6 top selling yoga dvds. With 5* ratings, three are in the ‘Top Ten’ in the fitness DVD market and can be found on Amazon, in WHSmiths, HMV and in many supermarkets (Yoga Made Simple)