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Overcoming Adversity
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Founder & CEO of Not Impossible Labs and Author of Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done

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Mick Ebeling is an American film, television and commercial executive producer as well as an author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was named as on one of the Top 50 Most Creative People of 2014, won the SXSW Innovation Award twice in a row (2014 and 2015), and was awarded the 2014 Muhammed Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award. He is the CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative technology solutions to address real-world problems.

Chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company | Former Chairman Emeritus of Ebony Media Operations

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Ever since 2002, as chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company — where she became the first African American woman CEO among the top five of the Black Enterprise 100s largest black-owned companies — Linda Johnson Rice has shone a ray of positivity on the black community with her strong and resilient leadership.

Best-Selling Author & CEO of Landmark Makers

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Klyn was born with the life threatening genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis. Over the years, she has battled the disease as well as big pharma to lower the price of a life saving drug. She reminds us all to live authentically, love deeply, and to recognize adversity as an advantage. After all, “Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments we create, that take our breath away.”

Wounded Retired US Combat Veteran & Stand-Up Comedian

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A first-generation American immigrant, turned American soldier, combat veteran, and now a professional touring stand-up comedian, Thom Tran turned a literal lifetime of war and tragedy into a successful comedy career. On 3 April 2003, his 4th day in Iraq, during a gunfight Thom was struck in the back of the head by a sniper’s bullet. On April 3, 2003, his 4th day in Iraq, during a gunfight Thom was struck in the back of the head by a sniper’s bullet. Since starting his comedy career, Thom created the GIs of Comedy tour, a group of combat veterans turned stand-up comedians.

President and CEO of Stewart Liff & Associates, Inc.

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Stewart Liff, a successful executive coach and teacher, sought-after advisor and consultant, renowned keynote speaker, acclaimed author of seven books, is an internationally-recognized expert on (visual) performance management, human resources management (HRM), and team development. He is also the president and CEO of Stewart Liff & Associates, Inc., a consulting company specializing in management training, consulting, and motivational speaking. With 32 years of HR experience working in high-level positions for the Federal government, he served as a senior executive for 12 years and managed a national HRM program representing 13,000 employees and successfully represented the government in approximately 30 hearings before third parties. His tenure was highlighted by numerous awards, including three Hammer Awards from Vice President Gore for outstanding achievement in reinventing government and OPM's prestigious PILLAR Award, among others. Drawing on the wisdom gained from his 40+ years of experience working as an HRM expert and consultant, he shares practical tools and simple visual solutions to help managers transform culture, improve the effectiveness of employees, and establish accountability within their organizations.

Founder and Chief Playmaker, Life is Good Playmakers

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Steve Gross, M.S.W., is the founder and chief playmaker of the Life is Good Playmakers, a 501(c)(3) non-profitwhose mission is to harnessthe power of optimism to help kids heal. Life is Good Playmakerspartner with leading childcare organizationsto strengthentheir capacity to build healing, life-changing relationships with the children in their care. Steve’s teachingshave been utilized across the country and throughout the world in response to the social and emotional needs of communities deeply impacted by poverty, violence and neglect. Steve helps othersdiscovertheir own sense ofoptimismso that they can inspire the people around them to focus on the good and overcome life’s most difficult challenges.
Bert and John Jacobs are co-founders of the $100 million lifestyle brand Life is Good. When they started the company in 1994, they had $78 in their pockets, lived out of their van, and sold t-shirts on the streets of Boston. Was this their way of avoiding the “real world”? You betcha. Did it turn into something much bigger? Absolutely.
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