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Theme: Inspire

This event occurred on
November 3, 2018
Sedona, Arizona
United States

Imagine throwing the world’s best party and inviting some of the most amazing thought leaders on the planet to fuel the conversation, to share “Ideas Worth Spreading,”

The Collective Sedona
7000 AZ-179
Sedona, Arizona, 86351
United States
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Curtis Panasuk

Curtis is a former magazine editor, high-school teacher, and a creative thinker at Apple and Intel.

David Barron

David, 35, is an entrepreneur, artist, blogger and the Co-Founder of The Chai Spot. Born in Los Angeles, David spent many of his formative years in the deserts of Arizona as a student at Verde Valley School and had many adventures in the mountains of Wyoming on horseback as a wrangler. His utter belief in a world without borders led him to start The Chai Spot with his wife Khalida Brohi. The Chai Spot, a peace-building social enterprise with locations in Sedona and Manhattan, serves communities in Pakistan and also brings a taste of Pakistan to the United States. With a background in information technology, David has previously worked on web solutions for education, peace-building, and energy, and has explored the pioneering electronic music of his father, Louis Barron, with Academy Award-winning sound designers and composers.

Jamie Wood

Jamie Wood is an entrepreneur, researcher, and businesswoman. She founded Sanga Living Inc in 2016, a company leading the charge in challenging the status quo and issues surrounding mental health practices. Through her research and programs, she is dedicated to increasing the mental wealth of society. With a background in finance, Jamie has first-hand experience working within the high-stress environments of corporate giants. Her innovative approach towards managing stress integrates neuroscience, psychobiology, operations management, and data science to deliver effective mental programming with profound results. Having served as a researcher for the BC Cancer Association and worked alongside behavioral neuroscientist, Jamie bridges the gap between clinical and practical implementation with a proactive approach to the global issues surrounding stress in the workplace. She is the program director for a tech accelerator, student consultant at the University of British Columbia, and volunteers her time helping non-profits dedicated to social impact in her community. Her international work both within the corporate and post-secondary landscapes spans over a decade. Delivering innovative science-based solutions to increase performance and optimize brain function for Fortune 500 Companies, Universities, Colleges, and High Performance individuals. This year Jamie was the recipient of the Top 40 under 40 award and Entrepreneur of the Year and Rising Star Business 2018. Jamie wants everyone to "Think Differently about Stress Management".

Khalida Brodhi

Khalida, 29, is a social entrepreneur, public speaker and founder of Sughar Foundation. A non-profit organization focused on fighting honor killings of women in Pakistan by providing socio-economic opportunities to rural and tribal women. Belonging to the Balochistan province of Pakistan, Khalida David Barron, 35, is an entrepreneur, artist, blogger and the Co-Founder of The Chai Spot. Born in Los Angeles, David spent many of his formative years in the deserts of Arizona as a student at Verde Valley School, and had many adventures in the mountains of Wyoming on horseback as a wrangler.

Kiersten Hathcock

In 2011, Kiersten braved ABC’s Shark Tank and convinced two Sharks to invest in her company. Mod Mom Furniture has not only been featured in magazines, TV shows, and modern design books, but is being purchased by families, celebrities, and interior designers from around the globe. At many points throughout the journey, Kiersten found herself facing common entrepreneurial obstacles in addition to shocking realizations that came in like a wrecking ball, nearly demolishing all she knew, who she was as a person, and the family she loved. She learned she needed some serious courage, faith in the power of vulnerability, and a very sturdy tool belt.

Louis Landon

Louis Landon is a composer, Steinway artist, and Pianist for Peace. Formerly of New York and currently living in Sedona, Arizona, Louis has dedicated his life to music. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry. He toured nationally and internationally, playing classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov; jazz fusion with The John Payne Band; Latin music with "Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers”; pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes; rock & roll with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat”. Louis began playing the piano by ear at 4 years old and began lessons at 5. As a teenager, he played guitar and keyboard in bands and went on to study music at Stony Brook University, Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. For the past 29 years, through his production company, Landon Music Company, Louis has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials. He recorded his first original piano album, Love Songs & Jazz, in 1994 and has since released 29 CDs on the LCI record label, his latest entitled Healing Hearts 4 - Solo Piano was released on August 24, 2018. His music is licensed for television and motion pictures by Oovra Music. Louis Landon is currently working with three missions: To create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart. To inspire people to live joyously and passionately. To awaken and to assist people in healing themselves through music and mentoring.

Mette Dyhrberg

Mette Dyhrberg holds MS in economics and is a certified health coach. An economist turned diagnostician, she’s the Sherlock Holmes of anamnestic data. She's the founder and CEO of Mymee, a digital therapeutics program rethinking autoimmunity. The Mymee protocol reverses the symptoms of autoimmune disease through data analytics and health coaching. As an authority on autoimmune issues, Mette is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences such as Stanford Medicine X and Exponential Medicine.

Michele Lando

Michele Lando is the best-selling author of Create Demand for Your Brand – How to Align your Purpose, Passion and Profit!, a highly successful Fortune 500 consultant, and CEO of Skilset Communications, Inc. She works with senior executives, emerging leaders, and teams, guiding them to most effectively lead and communicate in a way that drives consistent business results. In support of companies achieving their goals and enhancing their cultures, Michele authors and delivers customized trainings, facilitated workshops, keynotes and Master Class series'. All of her consulting, training and coaching is tailored to each client, thereby ensuring a maximized return on investment. Since launching Skilset Communications Inc. in 1994, she has guided companies such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Pacific Life, Cisco Systems, Prudential, Kaiser Permanente, Visa, Bank of America, U.S. Trust, and Metropolitan Water District, to name a few, to reach their full potential. She does this by bringing science, tools, wisdom and inspiration to each client.

Momo Vuyisich

Momo is currently a founder and CSO at Viome. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and New Mexico Tech (NMT). Momo brings more than 25 years of R&D experience in many scientific disciplines. He was most recently a scientist and leader of the Applied Genomics team at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where his team's research focused on applying modern genomics to the areas of gut microbiomes, host-pathogen interactions, microbial inter-species interactions, pathogen detection, cancer biology, toxicology, infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, and forensics.

Ramani Durvasula

Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica and Sherman Oaks, CA and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where she was named Outstanding Professor in 2012. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. She is the author of the modern relationship survival manual Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist (Post Hill Press) She is also the author of You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life, as well as the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. Dr. Ramani received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and her MA and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from UCLA. She brings a wealth of expertise in relationships, sexuality, health and wellness. Dr. Ramani was the co-host of Oxygen’s series My Shopping Addiction, and has also been featured on series on Bravo, the Lifetime Movie Network, National Geographic, the History Channel, Discovery Science, and Investigation Discovery as well as in documentary films on health. She has been a featured commentator on nearly every major television network, as well as radio, print, and Internet media.

Ronit Molko

Dr Ronit Molko is a dynamic senior executive and entrepreneur recognized for combining strategic vision and technical expertise to drive business initiatives. In 2001, Dr. Molko cofounded Autism Spectrum Therapies Inc. (AST) in California, which grew into a highly respected, multi-state provider of services for individuals on the autism spectrum. In 2014, she sold her company to Learn It Systems, a private equity backed strategic buyer, and served as President of Autism Services for the combined family of companies until early 2016. Today, as CEO and Principal of Empowering Synergy, Dr. Molko conducts due diligence for investors and consults as an expert in the field of service delivery for healthcare, with a special focus on behavioral healthcare and companies that provide services to families affected by autism and developmental disabilities. In 2018, she released her latest work, “Autism Matters: Empowering Investors, Providers and the Autism Community to Advance Autism Services” published by ForbesBooks in which she takes a critical look at the autism services industry and identifies opportunities for advancement of services and business. A graduate of Harvard Business School’s three-year Owner/President Management program, Dr. Molko holds a Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Science and Family Life from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in both California and Washington, and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Molko is currently a board member of the Galt Foundation, which places individuals with disabilities in the workforce, and the Los Angeles Chapter of the Autism Society of America. She has been actively involved in many healthcare-based committees and organizations throughout her career and has received multiple awards in recognition of her business prowess and leadership abilities. Most recently, she was recognized with a 2017 Woman of Influence Award by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Seymour Lomakema

Hopi Elder

Susan Henkels

usan Munich Henkels. M.S.W is a psychotherapist focused on resolving relationship issues with yourself, your partner, families, family business and organizations. She is committed to clear and honest communication for the best possible outcomes. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received a Masters’ degree in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Susan is also an avid colored pencil artist with a passion for drawing trees and the magic they hold. She has many original drawings in private and public collections and has shown at the Sedona Arts Center and several international and national colored pencil exhibitions. Out of listening for over 45 years to thousands of people talking about all that’s wrong with them, she presents today "What If There is Nothing Wrong With You"

Organizing team


Sedona, AZ, United States
  • angela palmer
  • John Glascock
  • Lisa Voss
    Team member