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Theme: (sustain)Ability

This event occurred on
March 30, 2023
6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Bloomington, Indiana
United States

What abilities can allow individuals, communities and environments to sustain? In this salon event we will take a look at different traits and techniques that enable long-term sustainability at the personal level, within communities and businesses, and on environmental scales as well.

Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
303 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana, 47408
United States
Event type:
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Ashley Butler

Ashley Butler is a physician and the founder and CEO of MySherri, a premium boutique home management company that employs and deploys an excellent workforce designed to normalize support at home while reducing the guilt and shame associated with asking for help. Butler’s years of experience with food and housing insecurity propels her to ensure that each of her employees achieves their own balance with a living wage, paid time off, and growth opportunities at MySherri.

BJ Yoho

As a lifelong patient at Riley Children’s Hospital, BJ has dedicated himself to various charity organizations with the purpose of giving back to those who once helped him.

David Stanley

David L. Stanley, B.Sc., M.A. is a teacher, author, poet, voice-over actor, and speaker. His works on men, depression, suicide, fatherhood, and professional bicycle racing have appeared in national magazines. He speaks on fatherhood, motivation, and how to pitch yourself into the workplace. He has read his sonnets at the Dad 2.0 Summit. His work has appeared in print in Stanchion Magazine, Flyover Country, the State News, and many on-line sites. His second book, October, 2019, is From Jim Crow to CEO, the Willie Artis Story. Stanley co-wrote the autobiography of Willie Artis, a Black industrialist born in Memphis during the Great Depression who rose to success in Stanley’s home of Flint, MI. Stanley’s first book, Melanoma, It Started with a Freckle, March, 2016, reached #1 in dermatology and skin wellness. His novel, About a Goat, is the story of two men, friendship, fathers, and war; is currently out on submission.

Lisa Robbin Young

Lisa Robbin Young is the author of Creative Freedom: How to own your dreams without selling your soul - a guide to personal and financial success as a creative entrepreneur ( She’s an award-winning speaker, best-selling business author, and accomplished musician with multiple albums to her credit. Lisa founded her business consultancy to support unconventional entrepreneurs who want to make their mark on the world profitably and sustainably. Lisa's been featured in print, online, and on TV - including a reality series on Disney+. Lisa believes that the best way to be truly successful in life and business is to be yourself – warts, sparkles, and all.

Mark Silver

Mark Silver ( is a Sufist business coach who speaks on a wide variety of business issues. He's been a small business owner for decades. For him, the topic of business sustainability is about being heart-centered. He also works with micro-small businesses. He's writing a book that explores the nature of heart-centered business, and the sustainability of being a business owner.

Robert Kunzman

Rob Kunzman is a former high school teacher and now professor of Curriculum Studies and Philosophy of Education at Indiana University. His scholarship explores the moral and civic purposes of schooling. He also teaches courses in the Hutton Honors College, including “What Is a Good Education?” and “Failure, and How We Can Learn From It.”

Stephanie Wang

Dr. Stephanie Lu Wang is an Associate Professor at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. She is one of the Poets & Quant’s Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors in 2022. She is a mother of two boys and a spouse of a serial entrepreneur.

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