Stress Management Expert: Humor as a Coping Mechanism
Loretta LaRoche is an acclaimed speaker, author and international stress management and humor consultant who has evoked wit and irreverent humor on her audiences for over 30 years. Using humor to reframe a stressful situation, Loretta captures a new perspective on the difficult parts of life. Her teaching style, credibility and incontestable humor are integral parts to her compelling presence.
Environmental Advocate, Host of The Promised Land
Majora Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
Social Entrepreneur, World Traveler, and Humanitarian. Engage your audience in the future of philanthropy and how one person truly can make a difference.
Mallory Brown is a social entrepreneur, adventure traveler, and global humanitarian. She runs innovative philanthropic campaigns around the world through her production company, Travel Mal. Her goal is to connect audiences to incredible causes, create direct change, and inspire others to give back.
National Political Correspondent, NPR
Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine All Things Considered and Morning Edition, where she provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC – focusing on the White House and Congress – and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.
Former Chief Economist of CNBC, High Energy Speaker
Marci Rossell electrifies audiences nationwide, speaking on the nexus of economics, politics, culture and the media. Her animated style was honed when she served as the popular, lively Chief Economist for CNBC in the months immediately following September 11th. She takes complex economic issues, often dull in the button-down business press, and makes them relevant to people’s lives, families and careers.
Inspirational Story, Bank Executive, Entrepreneur, Author
Marcia (Marci) Malzahn, a native of Nicaragua, came to Minnesota in 1986 and started a career in banking. She left banking in 1999 for a leadership technology role in a non-profit organization, returning in 2005, this time as the first employee of a new bank startup.