Best-selling Author, Journalist, Beloved Media Personality, Entrepreneur
Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all.
Writer, Actor and Tall Person
John Cleese is both a versatile comedic actor and a leading business motivator. With the legendary Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda, he created a unique comedic style that has inspired countless writers and comedians. John Cleese’s influence is also felt in the corporate world as the founder of Video Arts, the world’s largest provider of business training programs.
Comedian, Actress, Former Saturday Night Live Cast Member and Cancer Survivor
Julia Sweeney is best known for her four hit seasons on Saturday Night Live and her most popular character while on that show "Pat". As a solo performer, Julia Sweeney explores the issues of love, cancer, family and faith. She has garnered critical acclaim for her one-person-shows, God Said, "Ha!", In The Family Way, and Letting Go of God. God Said, "Ha!" played on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater in 1996 and was released as a film, produced by Quentin Tarantino, in 1998. Letting Go of God has also been made into a film.
Co-Host of Lifetime’s Morning Show, The Balancing Act, Emcee, Media Host
Julie Moran joined The Balancing Act as a Celebrity Guest Host for the Mother’s Day Special in 2012 and from there launched her role as a full-time host for the show in early 2013.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker
An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns has directed film projects such as The Civil War, Baseball, The West, The War, and The National Parks: America's Best Idea, all of which were developed for PBS. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said, "More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source." While The New York Times has called Burns "the most accomplished filmmaker of his generation."