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Chris Bashinelli - National Geographic Explorer; Executive Producer & Host, Bridge the Gap
Chris Bashinelli, also known as, “Bash”, was born & raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade long acting career including an appearance on the HBO hit television show, The Sopranos, Bash decided to follow his real passion – using media to build bridges between cultures. In his early 20’s, he became one of the youngest Moderators at the United Nations & made a documentary about his journey to Tanzania. He now traverses the globe from Uganda to Haiti, as Host of Bridge the Gap, a television series featured on PBS & the National Geographic Channel, where he discovers what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. Bash has spoken around the world – from TEDx, to Abu Dhabi, to Azerbaijan. He has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Dr. Jane Goodall & former United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal - Former Head of Executive Leadership Development & Talent Strategy at Nike - Resilience Leadership
Dr. Taryn Stejskal (pronounced stay-skull) is one of the leading authorities on Resilience Leadership. She  is uniquely focused on enhancing resilience in leadership & in life, to allow people to bring out the best of themselves each day. Taryn Stejskal is the former Head of Executive Leadership Development at Nike, Global Leadership Development at Cigna, & founded her own company, Resilience Leadership, where she serves as the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), where the empirically-based framework, The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People serves as the foundation for executive coaching, top team effectiveness, high potential leadership program and workshops, and inspirational keynote addresses.

Morgan Housel - Behavioural Finance Keynote Speaker | Author of The Psychology of Money
Morgan Housel is an award-winning expert on behavioral finance & investment history. Using insights from psychology, history, neurology & sociology, he walks audiences through how you—and others you may teach—can gain a deeper appreciation for topics like financial independence, control over your time & spending prioritization in a way requires no math, charts, or complexity that often turns people away from the subject. It is intended for both novices & financial professionals alike, as the latter group tends to solve problems rooted in psychology with solutions rooted in math, often to their own detriment. Housel’s presentations combine storytelling with the latest research to discuss the current state of financial markets, the investment industry & personal finance.

Speaker Jennifer MossJennifer Moss - Workplace Happiness, Resiliency, Burnout & Post-Traumatic Growth Expert
Jennifer Moss is the bestselling & award-winning author of Unlocking Happiness at Work & a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review including authoring one of their Top 5 articles for 2019 on the trend of Burnout. She’s become the “go-to” media person on the topic of workplace burnout & how to unlock happiness/engagement with better wellness strategies. An expert on resiliency & achieving post-traumatic growth, Jennifer Moss was named a Canadian Innovator of the Year, an International Female Entrepreneur of the Year & recipient of the Public Service Award from the Office of President Obama. Her next book, The Burnout Epidemic was be published by Harvard Business Press in January 2021.

Ben NemtinBen Nemtin - #1 NYTimes Best-selling Author | Co-creator of MTV's The Buried Life
Ben Nemtin is a New York Times bestselling author & co-star of the MTV show, The Buried Life. His book, What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? was #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media sources. Ben has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News & more. Oprah called Ben & his friends “truly inspiring.” From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father & son after 17 years to surprising a girl with a much-needed bionic arm, Nemtin’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to believe that what may seem impossible is truly possible.

Tracy Schmitt"Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt - Motivational Speaker & Expert on Disarming Limiting Beliefs
Unstoppable Tracy was born a 4 way amputee with no hands & no legs - for her, no problem. Her mantra is "If I Can Do It You Can Do It! No Excuses!" She has shared the stage with Dr. Phil, Jane Fonda, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Douglas, John Travolta & dozens more A-listers! Her mind-blowing story always gets standing ovations. In addition to having a BEd & an MBA (Rotman), she is also an international award-winning business leader, a TedX Speaker, the 1st amputee to climb the Himalayas, TV host & best-selling author, a decorated athlete (world cup sailor) & a Canadian Hall of Fame Inductee & Honoured Humanitarian for work in International Schools.

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