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Theme: Pathways

This event occurred on
November 21, 2020
Pasadena, California
United States

There are SO many pathways in life -- why should we limit ourselves to the most conventional one when thousands of unique paths await us? Learn how failure, change, and new ideas are all catalysts for a life that is successful, renewed, and fulfilled.

Westridge School For Girls
324 Madeline Ave
Pasadena, California, 91105
United States
Event type:
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Joan Nguyen

CEO and Co-Founder of BÜMO
Joan Nguyen is the founder of MeriEducation, now recognized as an INC5000 education company. At age 21 with just a few chairs and a table, Joan designed her first learning center with a vision for an individualized approach to a student’s learning style. Now, MeriEducation has expanded to four centers and virtual tutoring sessions. Currently, Joan is CEO and Co-Founder of BÜMO, a community for modern parents. As a mother of two toddlers, Joan began to develop a passion for early childhood development and learning. BÜMO aims to provide families with a unique and accessible educational experience. Joan has been invited to the United Nations to be honored for the Empact Showcase for Young Entrepreneurs and has won Bronze for the International Stevie Awards. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and eating a delicious meal with a nice glass of wine, and interior design. For Her Husband, Her Children, and In the Memory of Joe Audette.

Mike Comer

CEO and Founder of Wound Care Advantage
Mike Comer is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Advantage, a national network of medical centers committed to improving the lives of those suffering with problem wounds. Mike also serves as Executive Chairman for Medicor Services and Madre Holdings Inc., and is a board member and advisor to several start-up organizations and small businesses. Mike has volunteered his time as a Firefighter and Captain on the Sierra Madre Fire Department, works with multiple community organizations, and is a volunteer with the US Forestry Service. He lives with his wife of 22 years Natasha and their two boys in Sierra Madre, CA.

Stephanie Michele

Founder of SocialBling and Behavioral Analyst
Stephanie Michele is a Certified Behavioral Analyst, Consumer Retention Specialist, Certified N.L.P. Practitioner and Founder of No Text or Next and Human Swell. Stephanie guides individuals and businesses into deeper explorations of the value of relationships and how to modify for peak performance and mutual benefits. She speaks on the importance of practicing communication exercises in the juxtaposition of mainstream “device, media and app-addicted” culture. She promotes an exploration of shared vulnerability, intuition, and curiosity to increase the quality of relating in a constructive and meaningful way. In 2009, Stephanie started her company, SocialBling to provide clients with data driven marketing services that embody her relational principles. For three years, Stephanie has hosted a weekly YouTube show called Relatable.

Organizing team


Pasadena, CA, United States

St John

Pasadena, CA, United States