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Theme: re.think

This event occurred on
April 21, 2022
Bayonne, New Jersey
United States

Why are we the way we are? Why do we believe what we believe?

How often do we actually stop, reevaluate, and rethink our pursuits in life?

How often do we go on a path for so long, only to realize it was wrong all along, and when we DO choose the right path, how do we remind ourselves of why we started?

In the first installment of TEDxBayonne, we’re going to discover stories about stopping, finding deeper purpose, and rethinking.

The Knights
669 Avenue C
Bayonne, New Jersey, 07002
United States
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Ilknur Eren

Ilknur is a software engineer and a DACA recipient who is passionate about advocating for immigration rights and people with disabilities and believes that personal stories can shape the world to a better place.

Loyad Booker

Loyad is a decorated war veteran and was deployed during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He’s also a retired police officer with over 25 years of service and he cites his main goal to be about bridging the gap between law enforcement and communities by building trust.

Michelle Arpin-Begina

An Advisor, Author, and Speaker, Michelle has been called the Erin Brockovich of financial literacy for her ability to empower people to ditch their money story status quo for a life of confidence, bold choices, and financial freedom.

Mike Stanlaw

Mike Stanlaw is the Owner of Stanlaw Fitness in Bayonne, New Jersey and has been a Personal Trainer since 2008. His motto "Get Your 30" has helped people achieve 30 minutes or more of physical activity every single day to reach their health and fitness goals. Mike has his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Social Work, which he combines with his Personal Training Certifications to help people get the greatest mental and physical benefits out of exercise. He loves competitive bodybuilding, and lives in Bayonne with his amazing wife Laura.

Nathan Lugo-Montanez

Nathan Lugo-Montanez is an American military veteran turned entrepreneur and business leader who took his leadership skills and grit to start several businesses, with successful and profitable exits. A dynamic and decisive C-Level executive with substantial change and growth leadership experience and an extensive international, operations, and financial background, he has led and managed organizations in a variety of manufacturing, retail, and distribution industries. He’s an award-winning consultant, a sought-after speaker and a syndicated podcaster.

Nicos Marcou

Nicos is a Talent Leader with over 15 years of international experience in talent development and organizational design. Nicos speaks, writes, and consults on leadership, change, and innovation. His work focuses on what leaders need to do, to manage and inspire teams in such a complex and ever-changing world.

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