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Theme: What now?

This event occurred on
December 3, 2021
Tampa, Florida
United States

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Bryan Glazer JCC
522 North Howard Avenue
Tampa, Florida, 33606
United States
Event type:
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Debbie Lundberg

Author, Performance Coach, and Founder & CEO, Presenting Powerfully
Debbie Lundberg believes how you present is how you are remembered. She is an author, performance coach, best selling author, keynote speaker, facilitator/strategist, Emotional Intelligence, EQ-i 2.0 Facilitator, 60-75-round/year golfer, Living Kidney Donor, Kindness Encourager & fully recovered perfectionist who gets to write, speak and share on kindness, leadership, communication, public speaking, and personal/professional development throughout the US and some other countries as she represents herself and her firm, Presenting Powerfully. Debbie, her husband, Michael, and their two rescue labs, are known as "Team Lundberg", and settled in Florida in 2004.

Dr. Abby Hamilton

Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
Dr. Abby is a second-generation Filipino American whose research and findings on assertiveness have inspired her to tell the world how to find their voice.

Juliana Tafur

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Speaker & Facilitator
Juliana Tafur is the founder of Story Powerhouse, a training organization using award-winning films to cultivate understanding. As the creator of the Listen Courageously movement and workshop series, Juliana and her team guide participants from the business sector, K-12, higher education institutions and nonprofits in empathic listening. Anformer content executive for Discovery Networks, and with vast experience as producer/director on series for most of the major TV channels in the U.S., Juliana discovered the power of listening through her award-winning documentary "List(e)n". “List(e)n”, inspired by the wave of division felt in America after the 2016 presidential election, toured the country at film festivals, was the recipient of numerous awards and serves as the basis for Listen Courageously’s workshops. Selected as a leader by the Obama Foundation Scholars Program, Juliana is on residency at Columbia University’s World Projects.

Leigh Clark

Author, Speaker and Chief Kindness Officer
Leigh Clark is on a mission to change the world one act of kindness at a time. Aside from her busy career in software, she has launched a nationally recognized nonprofit called Kindleigh, and a global Kindness Community. Her mission in life is to leave her mark of kindness on the world and inspire others to do the same. She has spoken at TEDx multiple times, she’s a two time best selling author, accomplished artist and her work has been featured on The Today Show and The Rachael Ray Show.

Liz Wooten-Reschke Trepper

President & CEO
Liz Wooten-Reschke Trepper is an experienced facilitator, keynote speaker and strategy expert with over 30 years of service to the Florida and Tampa Bay communities. She currently leads a boutique consulting firm for nonprofit businesses and those who support them, providing coaching, consulting and connections for team, clients and community alike. Liz is well known for her authentic and humanistic leadership style, which she shares through her humor, empathy and generosity with all she encounters. She is also a published author, blogger and insightful interviewer dedicated to connecting people with experiences that are both inspiring, vulnerable and affirming. Liz is a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist, with a passion for the arts, animal rights and college football. Her past careers include public school teacher, dance team coach, nonprofit fundraiser and caregiver for her mother.

Marla Bautista

Marla Bautista is the author of My Thoughts Abandoned and co-author of Brave Women, Strong Faith. She is also a freelance writer, blogger, speaker and earned her Bachelors of Arts in Communications from the University of Maryland University College. Marla also works on the Military Spouse Advisory Council for Caliber Home Loans; she educates, collaborates, and leads initiatives to prevent and eliminate Veteran homelessness. Her passion is helping people in need. She does so as the Co-founder and CEO of the Bautista Project Inc, a nonprofit organization providing for homeless community members in Tampa, FL.

Maryann Harman

Educator and Founder of Music with Mar., LLC
Maryann “Mar.” Harman is a music educator with a MA in Education. She is founder of the internationally respected, brain research based Music with Mar. program which provides original music and activities for parents, teachers and children to participate in together. Her music has won several awards, including a John Lennon Songwriters Award, and can be found on Spotify and Amazon as well as other major outlets. She is a sought after speaker who travels internationally speaking on the topic of music and its importance in our lives.

Osato Chitou

BlackWoman, Founder, & Principal
Osato F. Chitou, Esq., MPH is an attorney by training, however, prior to finding the law and compliance was both an educator and a social worker. These experiences have allowed her to bring incredibly complex topics into easy to understand form, for a variety of audiences. Ms. Chitou is also an aspiring stand-up comic, as Ms. Chitou is a firm believer that laughter is critical for survival. Ms. Chitou is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Compli by Osato, which provides legal and compliance advisory services to Payors and Providers in receipt of government healthcare funds. She is also the Founder of Omuwa Luxe - a wellness brand catering to the needs of Women of the African Diaspora. Ms. Chitou is licensed to practice Law in New York, New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Tampa, FL, United States