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Theme: Unveiling Ignorance: Shedding Light On The World

June 6, 2021
8:00am - 6:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Virtual, New Jersey
United States
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

TedxYouth@LakeManalapan is a program meant to introduce and entertain diverse skillsets and perspectives. Our goal is to encourage interaction and promote personal growth during the pandemic. By bringing voices that are often overlooked, we hope to enlighten people and encourage them to look at issues from a new light.

Virtual, New Jersey, 08536
United States
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Amberly Lago

Bestselling Author | Podcast Host “TRUE GRIT AND GRACE" | Health and Wellness Coach
Amberly Lago was a former athlete and professional dancer turned fitness trainer when her life was forever altered by a devastating motorcycle accident, and the victory she discovered through her recovery. Even after 34 surgeries and being diagnosed with CRPS giving up was never in this Texas girl's wheel house. She encourages others to find resilience in their own difficulties and thrive, and has developed healthy tools for dealing with any kind of physical or emotional pain.

Brian Bosché

CEO | The Purpose Company
He likes creating simple, easy-to-follow solutions for leaders. Brian has consulted celebrity brands, spoken on large stages and provided strategic insight to all levels of business including C-Suite executives. He helps leaders keep top talent through e-learning and mastermind training. He has helped 20,000+ leaders worldwide. Brian and his team have been featured in media outlets like: - The Economist - NPR - Bloomberg - SiriusXM Radio - The Washington Times - The Washington Post - Washington Examiner - FOX News Channel

Doug Melville

VP, Head of D&I at Richemont
Doug is a 5th generation leader, executive and diversity change agent. His family before him worked under 10 different Presidential administrations, from US Grant in 1873 to Jimmy Carter in 1978, to help create more opportunities and recognition for all Americans in the military, in government, in law and throughout society. Doug continues this legacy by spending his free time working with the U.S military and higher learning institutions to teach, inspire and help evolve issues relating to equity and inclusion.

Dr. Brian Harman

Executive Coach
Dr Brian Harman is a passionate and energetic executive coach focused on helping his clients achieve extreme levels of trust in their leadership teams. He's a 3-time TEDx speaker and leadership professor from Los Angeles that's married to his first childhood love. After surviving a rare bone disease and enduring 4 spine surgeries, he ditched his corporate job so he could go help leaders bring more love and trust into the workplace. He studied at Pepperdine and Oxford and is obsessed with karaoke, LinkedIn, broccoli and long walks. Brian and his family reside in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Gabrielle Bosché

Cofounder at The Purpose Company | Bestselling Author | “America’s Millennial Expert”
Gabrielle is the founder and President of The Millennial Solution, an international training and consulting company bridging the generation gap. She is the creator of multiple audio programs and bestselling books including 5 Millennial Myths and The Millennial Entrepreneur. She gives her audience an honest and scientific review of her generation and provides real, actable solutions.

Hala Taha

Host of Young and Profiting Podcast | CEO of YAP Media
Hala started her career in radio at WDHT Hot97 as the production assistant for Angie Martinez. She then owned an entertainment news, fashion and music blog named "The Sorority of Hop Hop." 50 female bloggers worked on the site with her with well-known companies, such as American Apparel and Reebok, backing her. In 2018, she started the YAP or Young and Profiting podcast to help millennials profit financially and professionally. The Young and Profiting Podcast is now a top 10 How-To and Top 50 Education Podcast on Apple Podcasts in US, Canada, Australia and More. She is now at Disney Streaming Services standing up a best-in-class marketing tech stack.

Harry Baker

Poetry World Slam Champion in 2012 and Full-Time Poet
Harry Baker has been a full-time poet since 2015, when he graduated from Bristol with a degree in Mathematics. He became the youngest ever Poetry World Slam Champion in 2012 and published his first collection of poems The Sunshine Kid in December 2014. He is famous for combining his love for words with his mathematics nerdiness.

Heather Monahan

Top 40 Female Keynote Speaker 2020 | Best-Selling Author | Executive Coach | Founder of Boss and Heels
Heather Monahan is a Best-Selling Author, Keynote speaker, Executive Coach, Podcast Host and founder of Boss in Heels. As a Chief Revenue Officer in Media, she is a Glass Ceiling Award Winner, named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017. Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018. Her book Confidence Creator shot to #1 on Amazon's Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists the first week it debuted on Amazon. She currently works with Fortune 500 companies and professional sports to develop confidence in the workplace and on the court. Her new show, Creating Confidence, debuted on the Top 200 shows on Apple Podcast. Her work has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company and Business News Daily. Most recently adding Guest Professor at Harvard to her list of accomplishments. She lives with her son in Miami, Florida.

Joe Karlsson

Software Engineer and Developer Advocate at MongoDB
Joe Karlsson is a Software Engineer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He spends most of his time working on open source projects, watching movies, spreading his message about programing or making weird internet art.

Nada Nasserdeen

Leadership and Confidence Coach, Amazon Best Selling Author, Founder of Rise Up For You
Nada Lena is the founder and CEO of Rise UP for You, a Leadership and Career Confidence Coach and a TEDx Motivational Speaker. With over a decade of experience, she understands the importance of combining education, empowerment and leadership for her clients and audiences worldwide. She has toured the world as a singer, has a Master's degree in Administrative Leadership and has coached and mentored tens of thousands on career strategy, self-empowerment and soft-skills. She has been featured on hundred of podcasts and radio shows. She has also been a motivation and education speaker on platforms such as The Female Quotient, The California Human Resources Conference, Wonder Women Tech, The Human Gathering and more. She is a proud TEDx Women speaker and Best Selling Author on Amazon and was mostly recently awarded the 40 Under 40 Award for Orange County Professionals in 2020. Nada believes that to create change, we must first create change within ourselves.

Tatyana Popova

Dancer | Choreographer | Teacher
Tatyana Popova is a renowned dancer and choreographer skilled in Ballet, Bharatnatyam, Eastern European Folk Dance, and Flamenco. She has traveled the world to hone her abilities. Now, Tatyana dances professionally in New York and teaches at numerous dance studios.

Todd Dewett, PhD

Live & Virtual Keynote Speaker around the Globe
Dr. Todd Dewett is a best-selling leadership author, educator, and coach. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young, he completed his PhD in Organizational Behavior at Texas A&M University and enjoyed a career as an award-winning professor. Today he a widely recognized expert on authenticity, leadership, relationships, and success. He speaks, writes, coaches, and has created an educational library of courses enjoyed by millions of professionals in nearly every country in the world

Organizing team


Monroe Township, NJ, United States


  • Ansh Bhatti
  • Katie Zelvin
    Team member
  • Lavanya Jasra
  • Niranjan Deepak
    Team member
  • Rahul Jain
  • Shreya Ghosh
    Team member