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This event occurred on
November 5, 2021
Woodstock, Georgia
United States

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Elm Street Arts Village
8534 Main Street
Woodstock, Georgia, 30188
United States
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Aurea McGarry

"An Emmy Award-Winning TV Show Host and Business Strategy Coach for women, Aurea McGarry is a Domestic Violence and Cancer Sur-THRIVER, who miraculously regained use of her voice when doctors were certain she would never speak above a whisper again. She is driven by a passion for non-profits and the heroes who dedicate their lives to them, particularly those overcoming the worst adversity to thrive and give back to their communities. Author of I Won't Survive, I'll Thrive and Co-Author of 8 Self Help Books, Aurea is a sought-after Event Emcee, Charity Auctioneer and Speaker, sharing her unique message of hope with the world. She has been featured on hundreds of radio and podcast shows and on over 150 television shows, with audiences in the millions. These include: Atlanta & Company, Atlanta Live, FOX Good Day Atlanta, Daytime Tampa and The 700 Club."

Austin Zelan

Austin Zelan is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. Throughout his career, he has always focused on productivity and efficiency, finding ways to have a more positive impact with his work. This has allowed him to simultaneously run multiple successful businesses, pursue his PhD, and serve on several executive boards. He has a passion to help others grow and achieve more. Austin currently coaches students from around the world to increase their impact, while decreasing inefficiencies. This has allowed him to help shape the investment space to become more efficient and more lucrative for investors.

Brielle Cotterman

"Brielle Cotterman is a TEDx Speaker, Contributor at Entrepreneur, Activist Against Domestic Violence, Publicity Expert, and Celebrity-Maker. She has spent the last decade helping clients to craft and scale Dream careers to 7 figures and beyond by leveraging their personal stories and passions in order to create speaking tours, author award-winning books, procure media placements, and inspire the millions of people that need to hear their story. She is a survivor of attempted murder and domestic violence and an advocate for a world where intimate partner abuse is not tolerated and survivors are met with empathy. Her clients are regularly featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fast Company, Martha Stewart Living, InStyle Magazine, NBC, CBS, and many more! She is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, a World's Grand Champion Equestrian, former National Spokesperson for multiple charitable organizations, Member of The Public Relations Society of America, Member of Association of Image Consultants International and 2019 Epic Award Nominee from the National Association of Women Business Owners."

George Kramb

George Kramb is a serial entrepreneur and mentor, cofounding several business and helping parents achieve their professional goals. He is the cofounder and CEO of PatientPartner, a VC-backed health technology company, and cofounder of Pool Punisher, an inflatable pool toy, which he started with his son. Becoming a father at a young age he thought his career options were limited, but soon learned how being a parent made him a better businessman, and now helps young parents reach their full potential. Due to his early career success, George was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 for consumer technology and is a contributing author for Entrepreneur Magazine.

Joseph Gandolfo

Joseph Gandolfo, M.A., LPC is a conveyor of powerful ideas and principles that change lives. For 30+ years, he has engaged firsthand the human experience as a Licensed Counselor, Life Coach, Author, Professional Speaker, Professor and Consultant. Joe firmly believes that there is a structure to success, and his counseling, life coaching and successful living programs lead young people, young adults and adults to reach their greatest potential. He has coached, counseled and spoken to tens of thousands of individuals and groups including youth, teenagers, college students, collegiate student-athletes, professional athletes, adults, parents, educators, public and private schools, organizations and associations. Joseph challenges, inspires and supports his clients to embrace their innate potential, to believe in their dreams and goals, to make effective impactful decisions and to create their lives in positive ways. JoeGEffect.com

Joshua Ludlam

"Joshua Ludlam has been a lifelong student of human behavior. With degrees in religious studies, communication, and business he is constantly asking the question "Why do we do that?" This curiosity allows him to find answers that can solve problems others haven't even seen yet. As a speaker, trainer, and coach, he explores how people can get to the root of human fears of not fitting in that cause procrastination, avoiding and putting things off, so that they can take action and risks that work to create a meaningful life. He is a stoic, a pursuer of happiness, a former pessimist turned optimist, and an avid mind hack collector. His commitment to authenticity, curiosity, and belonging and a constant drive to help others see their greatness make him a commanding speaker and in demand for helping others find solutions to the social, corporate and individual communication challenges and mindsets that keep them from their greatness."

Leah Garcés

"Leah Garcés is the president of Mercy For Animals and author of Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry. She has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the animal protection movement and has partnered with some of the world's largest food companies on her mission to build a better food system. Leah oversaw international campaigns in 14 countries at the World Society for the Protection of Animals and launched Compassion in World Farming in the United States. Her work has been featured in many national and international media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, VICE, and the Chicago Tribune. Leah has an M.S. in Environment and Development from King's College London. She has presented at global forums including RIO+10 and the World Health Organization conference on the detrimental impact of industrial animal agriculture on health, food sovereignty, and sustainability."

Mark Hayes

Mark Hayes has spent nearly three decades bringing news viewers in major cities across the country their news and information of the day. Some of his stops include Dallas, Denver, Detroit and Baltimore. However, his proudest accomplishments came during his tenure in the great city of Atlanta, GA. For more than a decade, Mark was a staple of early morning television on Good Day Atlanta. After 2 Emmy nominations and highly coveted National recognition for spot news coverage from the National Press Photographers Association, Mark is now the President and CEO of his own media training and strategy company. Mark Hayes Consulting, LLC was founded in 2010. The goal is to make your brand famous. His boutique firm seeks to help everyone from CEO's to small business owners make the most of their opportunity for media exposure. Mark also has created his own communication coaching practice for parents of college bound athletes. Most recently, he was a host on an independent production that earned a prestigious "Silver Telly Award" for their honest discussion on race and equality.

Moshe Gersht

Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Moshe Gersht, is a spiritual teacher and emerging thought leader. After spending nearly a decade as the singer songwriter for a pop punk band in Los Angeles, Moshe made the life changing decision to pursue a life of spirituality. The next fifteen years were spent in intense study, meditation, and prayer. Deepak Chopra called his most recent book titled It's All The Same To Me: A Torah Guide To Inner Peace and Love of Life "a contribution to the world's enlightenment." Moshe understands the true nature of the human mind and our collective struggles and has devoted his life to helping people align with their purpose, peace, and inner joy. Today Moshe shares his wisdom through his writing, lectures, and videos on social media.

Radmila Lolly

"Radmila Lolly is an Opera Singer, Composer and Couture designer. She moved to the United States at the age of nineteen. In 2016, Radmila Lolly released her debut album “IV Stories at the Standard Hotel Op. 6,” during an exclusive gala concert at Carnegie Hall. In 2018, she released her second album “Wonderland.” In 2019, she made it on the Billboards Dance Chart with the duet “U R Moving Me”, climbing up to Number 21. Her music was also featured on the soundtrack for the movie “Honor Up,” directed by Damon Dash and executive produced by Kanye West. She has made a name for herself in the United States by performing at well-known venues such as Zankel Hall - Carnage Hall. She gained accolades such as making it Billboard music charts, and dressed A- list celebrities with her couture fashion line. She hopes her hard work and accomplishments will inspire people to follow their dreams."

Ruth Rathblott

"Inspirational Speaker Ruth Rathblott is an award-winning CEO who is committed to creating inclusion for all. She is a leader who has spent her entire career focused on providing opportunities for those who face obstacles. Ruth was born with a limb difference and currently speaks on issues of inclusion and diversity, the gifts of being unique, the freedom of accepting your differences, and rising above life’s challenges. Ruth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Goucher College and a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University. She was honored as the youngest alum ever awarded the Goucher College Excellence in Public Service Award. In 2014, she was profiled as a CEO in the NY Times Corner Office, which featured her passion and motivation for leadership. Ruth has been a leader in nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years. She currently serves as a Board Member of The Lucky Fin Project."


Creator and host of the wildly popular SEXUnSHAMED podcast where nothing is off limits; Seanlai knows the key to happiness is to let yourself off the hook. Everyone's a little kinky and everyone has a freak flag that flies; wave it proudly. Dubbed by her fans: "Howard Stern meets Dr. Ruth," Seanlai is out to change the way society thinks about sex. As an award-winning CEO, Seanlai knows how to zig while everyone else zags. A self-proclaimed girly-girl, she scaled her startup construction company to more than $10M, a feature in Forbes, and a coveted spot on the INC.500.

Sonia Jhas

Sonia Jhas is an award-winning mindset and wellness expert featured globally in traditional broadcast, print and digital media. She has been recognized as a top wellness influencer and power woman making waves in her industry year after year. With a huge following of over half a million social media fans, Jhas is one of the leading voices in wellness. She is currently working on her highly-anticipated first book. For more information, visit www.soniajhas.com

Yvette Pegues

Dr. Pegues is a Disabled Executive and Chief Diversity Officer who went from scientist to activist after surviving a traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. She co-founded a non-profit organization to serve other families affected by disability. Your Invisible Disability Group empowers, equips, and includes people with disabilities around the world. When she’s not advocating for inclusion, launching employee resource groups, teaching, coaching, keynoting, serving on boards and committees, she engages in 20+ adaptive sports promoting activity as advocacy.

Organizing team


Woodstock, GA, United States


Orlando, FL, United States
  • Darryll Stinson