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May 31, 2021
Queens, New York
United States

We often limit our thinking because we are fearful, lack motivation, failed or even don't believe we can. We at TEDxQueensVillage want you to rewire your mind to think beyond the blockage. Imagine being in a space where there are no limitations to achieve a goal.

Join us as we help you to THINK BIG because you can.

Think Big
Queens, New York, 11429
United States
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Bianca Golden

Educator/ Television News
Bianca Golden was a cast member of America’s Next Top Model; in her competing season, she placed fourth and later came back for the all-star cast in 2011. She has modeled on Project Runway, appeared on BET’s Rip the Runway, interviewed several celebrities, and was featured in Essence to list a few of her accomplishments. While these are all outstanding achievements, her proudest was becoming an ELA teacher. “I’m an unconventional teacher, with an unconventional journey into the Education profession.” Even with her frantic schedule during her modeling career, she completed her undergraduate degree and soon after attained her master’s. Bianca is passionate and takes her title as an educator very seriously. She uses her own experiences as a building block to connect with her students about self-love as black and brown people maneuvering the world daily. She optimistically looks forward to the success of all her students walking in their purpose.

Brittany Johnson

Creative Strategist at Instagram and Facebook
“Brittany aims to amplify the beauty in everything, which is evident in her professional life as a Creative Strategist on the beauty vertical, as a budding digital creator doing beauty tutorials on Instagram, and as a D&I advocate for small businesses, students and young professionals. During her 9-5 as a creative at a large tech company, she works with beauty clients like Estée Lauder and L’Oreal, using her art direction and design skills to develop people-first ideas and strategic solutions. Prior to tech, Brittany worked at various advertising agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy, and was named one of the Most Promising Multicultural Students by the American Advertising Federation. She was recently honored as Ms. ADCOLOR 2019 because of her contributions to the the organization.

David Gerber

Partner/Speaker/Executive Coach
David Gerber is a partner, speaker, and coach with Novus Global, an executive coaching firm that works with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and high-profile business leaders to develop lives, transform teams, and elevate companies to go beyond high performance. With over a decade of leadership development experience, David is passionate about helping people come alive and creating extraordinary results. Committed to building and strengthening communities, David is a long-term volunteer with Defy Ventures, an organization that works with people in prisons and transforms the lives of business leaders and people with criminal histories through their collaboration along the entrepreneurial journey. With Defy, David emcees and facilitates sessions and coaches inmates on business plans. Locally he serves in leadership with the Rotary Club of Oakland.

Denise Francis

Founder and CEO of The Self Love Organization INC
Denise Francis is the Founder and CEO of The Self Love Organization INC. The Self Love Organization is the online Self-Love, Therapy and Wellness club for Black Women to help end the cycle of the transgenerational trauma by healing Black Women and the communities they lead. Denise is a Self Love Coach, Researcher, Speaker and Educator. Denise’s work is focused on healing Black Women by bridging the gap between Self Love and Mental Health with what lies in between the two constructs, Self Therapy. She believes Self Love is a skill; if mastered it could be the missing preventative measure to fight common mental health issues in women of color and help heal trans-generational trauma within the Black Community.

Dr. David Neuman

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
David T. Neuman, MD is owner and clinical director of NY Sportscare, located in New York City, NY. He attended Cornell University and completed medical school at the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn. David successfully completed a four-year orthopedic surgery residency and one-year Fellowship at Temple University, where he received specialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. David specialized in general arthroscopic surgery with a sports medicine philosophy. His practice philosophy includes utilizing physical therapy and home exercises to help an injured joint recover to a functional state. His primary goal as an orthopedic surgeon is to help people diminish pain and increase the function of a damaged joint. David believes that health and fitness are an important part of everyday life.

Dr. Melina Roberts

Naturopathic Doctor, Author of Building a Healthy Child and Founder/Clinic Director of Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre in Calgary
Dr. Melina Roberts is a Naturopathic Doctor, Author of Building a Healthy Child and Founder/Clinic Director of Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre in Calgary, Canada. She is recognized as one of the top Biological Medicine practitioners in North America. Dr. Roberts is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She did a 2 year post-graduate study in Biological Medicine with Parcelsus Clinic in Switzerland. “Think Big” Idea Summary Imagine a world where we can change the health of our nation, just by the way we feed our babies. When we introduce the correct foods to our children right from the beginning of their lives, we build a healthy child from the ground up. This prevents childhood illnesses and future major diseases, giving our children the best lives possible and our future generation vibrant, thriving health.

Laurel Steinberg, PhD

Clinical Sexologist and Relationship Therapist
Dr. Laurel Steinberg specializes in treating anxiety, sex, relationship issues, and psychogenic pain. She earned degrees at Johns Hopkins University, NYU and the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists and completed her clinical training at Columbia University. Laurel's professional experiences have also included being an adjunct professor of psychology at Columbia University and being a faculty member and professor of sexology at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, where she teaches Clinical Treatments of Male Sexual Dysfunctions. She enjoys regularly contributing to popular media articles and has dedicated her life to helping people enjoy harmonious relationships both with themselves and those they love.

Lucinda Cross

Motivational Speaker and Life Coach
Lucinda Cross is a highly sought-after, powerful motivational speaker, business coach, spokesperson for Verizon as their Small Business Come Back Coach, recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award from Former Pres. Barack Obama, TV personality, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She incorporates a mix of humor, straight talk, and her personal journey as a means to help others activate their vision and transform their lives. Lucinda is the founder of Activate Worldwide LLC. a boutique marketing firm that supports smallbusiness owners with leveraging and monetizing their services and products. When small businesses reach a crossroad between stalled growth and scaling to new levels. She is also the founder of Activate Your Life a nonprofit designed to reduce recidivism for women by providing empowerment, education, and employment training upon re-entry.

Shanita Liu

Chief Energy Officer at Coach Shanita, Inc
Shanita Liu, MPA, CPC is a first-generation Indo-Caribbean American born and raised in Queens, New York. As a certified professional coach, workshop facilitator, reiki practitioner, and CEO of Coach Shanita Inc., Shanita teaches people how to say bye to burnout. Her approach includes showing people how to tune into their hearts and reconnect to their courage, power, and strength so that they can stop sacrificing themselves and start leading healthier and happier lives.

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