Ron Pevny is the founder and director of the Center for Conscious Eldering. He received his masters in Integral Counseling and Psychotherapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a certified Sage-ing Leader with Sage-ing International and is a member of their Coordinating Circle. He is also active in the Life Planning Network and is a contributor to Second Journey. He conducts workshops across the country, including at Earthrise and IONS retreat centers. He lives in Durango, Colorado.
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Dr. James Rouse is a naturopathic doctor, entrepreneur, certified yoga instructor, speaker, author, radio talk show host, QVC Network Wellness Doctor (since 2007), contributor to Gaiam.com, and Ironman triathlete. Dr. James is best known for his highly engaging "Optimum Wellness" TV segments that highlight all reas of a wellness lifestyle, balancing mind, body, and spirit.
Tami Lynn Kent is a holistic women's healthcare provider with a master's degree in physical therapy, advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques, and the ability to read energetic patterns of the body. The founder of Holistic Pelvic Care, Kent maintains a private practice and an international provider training program in Portland, Oregon. She has published three books, Wild Feminine, Mothering From Your Center, and Wild Creative, and is the mother of three beautiful sons. For more information, visit wildfeminine.com.
Don Joseph Goewey managed the department of psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, ran a regional emergency medical services system, and for twelve years headed an internationally recognized institute that pioneered an approach to catastrophic life events. He has worked with some of the most stressful situations on earth – with people facing terminal illness, parents struggling with the loss of a child, prisoners adjusting to a life sentence, and refugees of the genocidal war in Bosnia struggling with extreme post-traumatic stress. He spent six years directing a think tank aimed at integrating breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology. From this work, he innovated a model for changing brain structure to extinguish stress reactions and amplify the higher brain function that enables a human being to flourish. The success of the model in helping people end stress in high pressure workplaces like Cisco Systems and Wells Fargo has been unprecedented.
Laurie Ann Thompson comes from a family of entrepreneurs and small business owners. She has worked for major corporations, and she cofounded a successful internet start-up. In addition, she has led a regional nonprofit professional organization and volunteered with Ashoka's Youth Venture, which supports teens with big ideas. These days, she's trying to change the world one word at a time.