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LIVE: Laurie Smithwick

For as long as Laurie can remember, she wanted to know two things: where do you get all of your ideas? what are you doing… now? Hearing the first question over and over can swell your ego; but the second question keeps you grounded. It’s nearly impossible to explain your ideas and an idea in progress […]

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LIVE: Naeem Fazal

We all deal with fear. Fear always breeds mistrust. Mistrust justifies being prejudice all day long. We’ve seen this in our own backyard. In our own city. Faith and courage are not the solution. Beauty is the solution to fear. The beautiful things in our life overcome the most fearful things in our lives. When […]

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LIVE: Lou Solomon

It sounds like modesty, but it’s called the Impostor Syndrome. Lou Solomon’s therapist told her that she has been suffering from it for years. Today, Lou helps people call out the imposter like thinking. You can’t call it out completely – but you can definitely call it out. Lou became a self-researcher from the inside out. […]

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LIVE: Scott Galloway

  Importance of being concise. Be precise. 5 years ago, Scott walked into the room of his family watching internet videos of sharks. Instead of scooting them out the door and away from the screen, he observed how his children watched the videos. They were very aware and concerned about the time that was left on […]

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LIVE: Ben Vandgrift

“What is your goal for the audience?” asked Mike Watson, TEDxCharlotte MC. “One, I want them to grow and two, I want them to grow,” replied Ben Vangrift.   What if no one told you that you should pursue a single career path, would your life be different today? We have been mislead by society […]

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LIVE: Lara Americo

When was the first time you considered your gender? So you remember the day when you said “Am I man or I am a woman?” Almost immediately after birth, you are checked into a box of being feminine or masculine.  As a child, Lara’s femininity was too strong to keep inside even though she was […]

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LIVE: Mark Moore

We’ve got a problem with calories. We’ve tried burning, losing, cutting down, no cal, low cal, 50 cal, 100 cal, but we haven’t been able to do it. Let’s talk about storing or pushing them to the cloud to become food for an unnourished kid. Hold onto this: calories are the new air miles; we […]

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LIVE: James E. Ford

Education isn’t the only thing, it’s everything. James E Ford has a problem: “I am obsessed with education.” I cannot look at anything without connecting it back to education. It’s like “I’ve decoded the matrix.” He is fully aware that not everyone can look at things like this, but he spends so much time attending […]

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LIVE: Anne A. Madden

The same way you can see the color blue in your mind, you can taste flavors. There are natural, new, better flavors waiting to be discovered. And those flavors are hiding in your backyard. So where did some our favorite flavors come from? Bacteria, fungus, yeast, etc. Water, hops, grain, and yeast make up beer. Different […]

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LIVE: Charles Hunt

What if I told you that you can overcome anything? That you are indeed, unbreakable? Would you believe me? If you told yourself those things, would you believe you?  Resilence, how it’s built you up through the most painful moments. Brought up in Oakland, California in the 80s moving through out the projects around the […]

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