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Theme: Pursuit of Greatness

This event occurred on
May 27, 2017
Irvine, California
United States

TEDxUCIrvine's The Pursuit of Greatness is focused on personal journeys towards excellence, mastery, and building the best versions of ourselves. This event is a 4-hour event that will premiere 8 eclectic speakers from multiple professions and disciplines. Our speakers consist of Best Selling Authors, well-known Keynote Speakers, Fitness and Marketing Gurus, and the like. All of which will share their unique experiences towards achieving expertise in their field and their definition of success. Throughout the event, there will be performances including acapella and dance performances. There will be a photobooth and multiple boothers to explore at intermission, along with a complimentary refreshments table.

Crystal Cove Auditorium
A, 311 W Peltason Dr.
Irvine, California, 92617
United States
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Cole Hatter

Cole Hatter is a husband to his beautiful wife, and daddy to his 2 precious girls. He owns several businesses, is a professional speaker, and a humanitarian. Cole is devoted to leaving an impact in this world and is intensely passionate about inspiring others to do the same. Cole truly has a gift for speaking and teaching, he has been on stage over 3000 hours and taught over one hundred thousand people live. Cole is an angel investor exclusively investing in people and companies committed to changing the world. His philanthropic heart has lead him on a journey around the world helping many in Rwanda, Russia, Mexico, Thailand, and beyond. Cole's passion is to encourage, educate and empower people to change their lives and the lives of others through the medium of business.

Darshi Shah

board-certified Nutritional Therapist/Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Darshi Shah is a board-certified Nutritional Therapist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Speaker and Author. Her mission is to raise awareness about the positive impact nutrition can make with regard to health and well-being. Being of Indian descent, Darshi is uniquely qualified to combine ancient Eastern healing knowledge with current Western health science and bring powerful wisdom and insights to light concerning health recovery and healing. As a Speaker, Darshi presents a variety of topics ranging from Clean Eating, Food Moods, Meditation & Yogic Pranayama, and Autoimmunity Truths. As a Consultant, Darshi works with organizations and restaurants about effectively catering to the gluten free audience. Additionally as a Health & Nutrition Coach, Darshi empower clients to successfully reach customized health goals with customized programs.

Jason Y. Lee

Founder of Jubilee Media
Jason is the founder of Jubilee Media, a media company that bridges people together and inspires love. Jubilee has garnered over 30 million views online for various causes and featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Mashable, The Queen Latifah show and more. In his former life, Jason was a consultant at Bain & Company and worked for Clinton Health Access Initiative in Zambia. He was raised in Overland Park, Kansas and graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School.

Leonard Kim

Personal Branding Expert
Leonard Kim Personal Branding Expert Up to the age of 28, Leonard Kim struggled with failing friendships, a dismal love life, and floundering career. He overcame his struggles through an unlikely source: letting fear guide him. Today, he's recognized as a leading marketing influencer by Forbes, a top digital and youth marketer by Inc. Magazine, and personal branding expert by Entrepreneur. He helps others become renowned thought leaders in their field of expertise. Leonard is a part of the digital marketing team at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California and is the Managing Partner of the personal branding accelerator, InfluenceTree.com. He also enjoys eating cupcakes and spending his vacation days in New York at the Viceroy hotel.

Lori Harder

Lori Harder is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. As a self-made millionaire, successful entrepreneur, network marketing professional, author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, she offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom. Through her books, unique coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives. Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy Podcast, which is ranked one of top self-development podcasts on iTunes with almost 3 Million downloads in one year from launching. Her mission with the podcast is to share powerful stories from every kind of background and person in order to empower others to break through their blocks and share their gifts with the world.

Michael Brainard

Managment Consultant
Michael Brainard (MA, MS, PhD) brings over 15 years of experience as a management consultant, senior executive, executive coach, manager, entrepreneur, and researcher. Michael has worked with many executives and organizations across industries blending a strategic, behavioral, and experiential learning approach. Michael’s diverse background ranges from being a coach, to being a senior executive who has gone through coaching, from being a rain-maker to being the senior executive who must leverage talent, infra-structure and multiple stakeholders’ interests to produce business results, and from a board member of a non-profit to authoring multiple ‘for profit’ organizations’ strategic plans. Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as Health Revenue Assurance Associates (OTC – BB).

Tom Ngo

Tom Ngo is a entrepreneur / asian american activist born & raised in Monterey Park, California. He was a integral part of the management team that got Far East Movement signed to Interscope Records for their Platinum single "Like A G6." A long with Far East Movement and Wong Fu Productions was one of the original founders of ISATV a Asian American Media Publishing Company. He has also produced and created with a handful of Youtubers including Wong Fu, Kevjumba, JK Films, Joseph Vincent, and many more. Tom then went on to create CXSHXNLY with Control Music Group where he signed and managed international rapper Keith Ape and produced the "It G MA remix" that included Hip Hop Heavyweights; A$ap Ferg, Waka Flocka, Father and Dumbfoundead. The roster also includes Taiwanese American Producer and Skrillex affliate : Josh Pan, World Renown battle rapper Dumbfoundead, and International choregrapher Brian Puspos.

Travis Bradberry

Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and the cofounder of TalentSmartÒ¾the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. His bestselling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries. Dr. Bradberry is a LinkedIn Influencer and a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, The World Economic Forum, and The Huffington Post. He has written for, or been covered by, Newsweek, Time, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.

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