Whole Life Coach &
Conscious Parenting Coach
Certified Coach Practitioner, Conscious Parenting, Dr. Shefali and Best Selling Co-Author
Author, Educator and Speaker
Barbara Coloroso is an international bestselling author and educator and for the past 49 years an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, nonviolent conflict resolution, restorative justice and a short walk to genocide She is the author of six international best sellers including the latest edition of The Bully, The Bullied, and The Not-So-Innocent Bystander.
She has appeared on CBC, BBC, Oprah, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and NPR and has been featured in the New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national and international publications.
Author, Coach, Entrepreneur
The Pink Billionaire
JB Owen is a fearless female leader and highly successful Megapreneur. She is a world-class speaker, bestselling author and powerful business owner. By creating award-winning products that span the globe and initiatives that have inspired millions, JB’s dedication to business has shifted the paradigm of the old staunch-and-stale into the new fiercely-fun and fabulously-feminine.
Her dynamic personality and contagious enthusiasm are compelling both on stage and in print. She is an inspiring, prolific and highly enjoyable speaker, addressing issues of the new ‘pink’ business world. She combines fun, fabulous and femininity in everything she does. Exemplifying this new paradigm of fierce, fearless and feminine; JB motivates and inspires the female business woman of today.
JB constantly pushes the boundaries of traditional ‘success’ and has an unwavering passion to challenge and inspire others to do the same. She is motivated by the opportunity to assist individuals in breaking through their limiting beliefs and experience their own business prowess and personal triumphs.
As a transformational Leader for women, JB – The Pink Billionaire, fuses innovative business techniques with charismatic flare. She offers powerful success strategies while encouraging women to step into their greatest potential with the feminine grace they enjoy. Completely redefining the business paradigm, JB boldly shows women how they can Live without Limit, Live Xceptional and Ignite their Life.
Child and Family Therapist, Founder of Connected Parenting
Jennifer Kolari, M.S.W., R.S.W. Child and Family Therapist and Founder of Connected Parenting. One of the nation’s leading parenting experts, Jennifer Kolari is a highly sought-after international speaker and the founder of Connected Parenting. A child and family therapist with a busy practice based in Toronto and San Diego, Kolari is also the author of Connected Parenting: How to Raise A Great Kid (Penguin Group USA and Penguin Canada, 2009) and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting (Penguin Canada, 2011). Kolari is a frequent guest on Canada AM, CBC, Breakfast Television, CTV News Channel, and Global’s The Morning Show. Her advice can be found in many Canadian and U.S. magazines, such as Today’s Parent, Redbook, Parents Magazine and Canadian Family. Kolari is on Chatelaine magazine’s health advisory board and entertains and educates audiences with her powerful parenting model based on the neurobiology of love. Kolari’s wisdom, quit wit and down-to-earth style helps parents navigate modern-day parenting problems, offering real-life examples, as well as practical and effective tools and strategies. Her highly entertaining, inspiring workshops are shared with warmth and humour, making her a crowd pleasing speaker with schools, medical professionals, corporations, and agencies throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit her website: www.connectedparenting.com or call 416 781 4700.
Karla is (step)mom of seven wonderful children and has created, with her husband Rob, a beautiful blended family life filled with love, joy and optimism.
She is a brilliant problem solver and deep thinker who offers people an optimistic, uplifting perspective to life that propels them to take the inspired actions they need to shift and grow.
As a Personal Transformation Coach, Karla helps her clients untangle from complicated personal issues they face so that they can begin to see how capable and equipped they are of handling anything that comes their way.
Many of her clients are women, who struggle with balancing the responsibilities of family life and living a life that focuses on what they want to share with the world.
She helps them to unearth and release the negative patterns and limiting beliefs that have been holding them back. Simultaneously, they learn and practice new tools and skills giving them a new, positive and self-confident operating framework to use when making their decisions. Clients are guided to set and implement step-by-step goals, reflecting their biggest dreams, transforming them toward empowered and joyful living, both personally and professionally.
Karla’s experience, wisdom and thoughtfulness, as a devoted mom and coach, elevates her clients to new heights, making it possible for them to create transformative changes and live their best lives.
President of Let Grow, Founder of the Free-Range Kids movement
After her column “Why I Let My 9 Year Old Ride the Subway Alone” landed her on every talk show from The Today Show to Dr. Phil, Lenore Skenazy got labeled “America’s Worst Mom.” Nice. She turned around and founded “Free-Range Kids”, the movement that says kids are NOT in constant danger. That grew into “Let Grow” a no-partisan nonprofit working to make it easy, normal and legal to give kids back some independence. To that end, Lenore has lectured all over (Microsoft, DreamWorks, Sydney Opera House…) and been profiled everywhere from The New York Times to The New Yorker to The Daily Show. A journalist herself, she spent 14 years at the New York Daily News and has written for everyone from The Wall Street Journal to Mad Magazine. Yep. Mad! (And Cracked! But no one cares about Cracked.) Her reality show “World’s Worst Mom” airs on Discovery Life (from time to time, late at night, in re-runs). Last year, Utah became the first state to pass a “Free-Range Parenting Law” guaranteeing parents the right to let their kids do things like walk to school or play at the park without a security detail. Lenore lives in New York City with her husband and beloved computer. Her sons have (safely) flown the coop.
Mindfulness Coach and
The Stress Nanny Host
Lindy Sood & Anna Lozano
Founder of Gray Mothering
Lynne Newman is the founder of Gray Mothering where she mentors women navigating the unknown— in motherhood and life. After going through fertility struggles, pregnancy losses and supporting her husband with advanced Melanoma, she learned first hand, the depth and meaning of self-compassion as she struggled with loneliness, comparison and doubt. She’s an inspiring speaker, author and holistic occupational therapist who loves to support families make small yet profound changes, so they can feel seen, safe and calm. Her ultimate wish is that every mother and child listen and trust their intuition. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Mark and their daughters, Stella and Gwen.
Scarlett Lewis (ChooseLoveMovement)
Scarlett Lewis founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, a nonprofit organization, after her son was murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December 2012. Scarlett decided to be part of the solution to the issues in society—and that also caused the tragedy. She became an advocate for social and emotional learning (SEL) which teaches children how to manage emotions, feel connected, and have healthy relationships.
Scarlett travels across the United States and internationally to promote the Choose Love Enrichment Program, a no cost, comprehensive SEL program empowering educators and students to choose love. The Choose Love Enrichment Program has been downloaded in all 50 states and in nearly 90 countries.
Valerie Tih is a teacher and parent coach. She has over 20 years experience as a speaker, presenter and facilitator of retreats and educational workshops. She is a trained art therapist, an OISE trained educator, a certified “Happiness Coach” (a program taught by Dr. Robert Holden as seen on Oprah), and she recently completed Certification training at the Enneagram Institute in Stone Ridge, New York with Russ Hudson. Valerie combines the Enneagram teachings with Positive Discipline practices, to help parents return to Presence, and to flourish into their best parenting selves.
Valerie believes deeply in giving back and taking action towards making the world a more loving place. She and her husband Dave Tih co-founded Step Up in 2007 to empower tsunami-affected children living in poverty in Sri Lanka. They opened a school in Habaraduwa village on the southern tip of Sri Lanka in 2014.
Valerie and her husband have 2 young boys and her youngest has Down syndrome. She enjoys advocating for people with disabilities and has done a series of webinars on disability topics for Partners for Planning. Valerie is passionate about building community, spreading kindness, and choosing joy.