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Maya Townsend

Maya Townsend, founder of Partnering Resources, helps leaders find and leverage hidden organizational strengths in order to navigate complex change and collaboration challenges. The practice is based on understanding how to leverage networks: the complex, interrelated, and often messy webs of relationships that drive all organizational activity. Maya serves as an adviser to Gartner, the leading technology research and advisory company, on change management best practices. Co-editor of Handbook for Strategic HR (AMACOM), her writing has also appeared in CIO, Talent Management, Mass High Tech, and other publications. Maya’s presentations have been acclaimed “best in conference” by participants.

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www.partneringresources.com

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Jeremy Solomons

Jeremy Solomons helps current and future leaders to connect and communicate effectively across all cultures – geographical, organizational, professional and individual. Originally from the UK and now based in Austin, Texas, he coaches, consults, designs curriculum, facilitates and trains in the areas of: Career/Life Planning; Creative Problem Solving; Cultural Competence; Leading Intact and Virtual Teams; Post-Merger Integration and Synergy; Strategic Planning; Well-Dressed Presenting and Naked Facilitating; and Whole-Brain Thinking. In the past, Jeremy has worked as a banker, educator and journalist in six multinational institutions in eight countries: France, Germany, Hong Kong (and China), Israel, Italy, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.

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Leilani Henry, M.A.

Leilani Henry is a proven pathfinder in workplace creativity, whole-brain integration and change. She is Founder of Being and Living® Enterprises, creator of the Leadership Vitality Checkup TM and Brain Jewels®, a multisensory process for transformation. She is licensed in Educational Kinesiology, founded a national Playback Theatre company and is a Connections radio show host on KGNU in Boulder/Denver. Her lifetime experience in the performing arts is integrated into her approach to wellness, leadership and learning. Leilani’s Fellowship from Regis University recognizes her work in mind-body connection for collective metamorphosis. Her clients include Harvard, Denver Water, Regis University, Seagate, Symantec, Time-Warner, and University of Colorado. As the daughter of George W. Gibbs, Jr., the first black explorer to set foot on Antarctica, Leilani is writing about her father’s experiences with Admiral Byrd’s III expedition to the South Pole.

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www.beingandliving.com and Ice Trip

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Marian J. Thier

President, Expanding Thought®, Inc. and Listening Impact Boulder, CO. Executive coach, consultant, author and thought leader, Marian Thier, coaches leaders and teams to maximize their potential. As a coach Marian offers concrete tools to try on and adapt, helps people to become observers of their own leadership, and holds a safe space for growth.

Ms Thier’s award-winning book, COACHING C.L.U.E.S.:  Real Stories, Powerful Solutions, Practical Tools has sold over 10K copies and has been translated into Chinese. Most recently she developed Hear! Hear? Your Listening Portfolio®, an instrument that assesses listening habits and their impact on communication, decision-making, collaboration and relationships.

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www.listeningimpact.com

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Lee Mun Wah, M.A., M.S.

Lee Mun Wah, M.A. (Counseling), M.S. (Special Education), is an internationally-acclaimed diversity lecturer/trainer, filmmaker, community therapist and educator. His films have won national awards for their social and emotional impact. The Color of Fear has become a classic diversity film and, in 1995, Oprah Winfrey televised a one-hour special on his life. In 1996, Lee Mun Wah opened his first Training Center to help others learn how to “mindfully” facilitate cultural and communication issues. Thousands of participants from corporations, educational institutions, and government and social agencies, have received training by Lee Mun Wah to facilitate diversity dialogues in their agencies, schools and communities.

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www.stirfryseminars.com

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Erika Canales

Erika offers over ten years of experience in planning, marketing, community outreach, training and project management. Her roles have ranged from case manager to diversity practitioner in the mental health non-profit industry. Her activities are designed to improve access and health outcomes. Erika has pioneered non-traditional outreach projects with community partners that focus on implementing innovative learning opportunities. She provides guidance to senior leaders on developing enterprise level strategies for collaborating with diverse stakeholders and role-modeling a diversity/inclusion orientation. Erika holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Education from The University of Texas at Austin and Master of Business Administration from Texas State University.

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Naraya Stein

Naraya Stein is the founder of Journey Mapping Methodology. Journey Mapping empowers Changemakers to become the mapmakers of their visions and to unleash their genius.

Journey Mapping is both a Leadership Development Training and a Life Purpose Mystery School. It is geared toward Changemakers who have done years of spiritual & personal growth work.

Journey Mapping weaves together leadership coaching principles, metaphysical philosophy, strategic planning, Presencing, Mind Mapping, the use of somatic intelligence, intuition and expressive arts.

Naraya has over 25 years experience as a Life and Leadership Coach and spiritual counselor.

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www.journeymapping.net