October 2018

Kasley Killam

Kasley Killam is a program manager at Verily, where she sets the strategic direction and oversees the implementation of community engagement initiatives for Verily's national clinical research platform. Based in San Francisco, Kasley spends her evenings and weekends mobilizing efforts to combat loneliness and promote social health as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, member of the board of directors for the Community Living Campaign, and contributor to Scientific American. Learn more at kasleykillam.com.


Laura Archer

Laura Archer is the author of Gone for Lunch: 52 Things to do on Your Lunch Brunch, a book she wrote on her mission to reclaim her midday break and to find more time for herself, her interests and her self care. Through her book, blog and workshops, Laura aims to help individuals and companies to appreciate the unbelievable benefits of taking a lunch break - even if only for 20 minutes once or twice a week. Learn more at goneforlunch.com.


Shea Tuttle

Shea Tuttle is co-editor of Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. She holds a master of divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and is a student in the master of fine arts in writing program at Spalding University, concentrating in creative nonfiction. She is working on a book about Mister Rogers.


September 2018

Pernille Bussone

Global Community Captain

Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow in Denmark. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents. Cycling Without Age has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015, to another 38 countries around the world.

Learn more at cyclingwithoutage.org.


Heather and Julie

Heather Turgeon, MFT and Julie Wright, MFT, are the authors of The Happy Sleeper, and, most recently, Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma.   Heather is a psychotherapist who specializes in sleep and parenting. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications.  Julie is the creator of the Wright Mommy and Me, one of Los Angeles’s best-known mommy and me programs.  

Learn more at thehappysleeper.com.  


Shasta Nelson

Author of Frientimacy and Friendships Don't Just Happen. 

A leading voice for friendship, Shasta Nelson speaks for corporations, churches, and conferences all over the country; writes books, blogs, and articles; provides expertise to media, creates teaching videos and class; gathers people for retreats and events; and consults and coaches leaders and teams-- all for the purpose of creating healthier friendships in this world.

Learn more at shastanelson.com.


April 2018

Bernadette Noll

Bernadette Noll is an Austin, Texas native and a self-proclaimed maker. She’s the author of the books Slow Family Living: 75 Simple Ways to Slow Down, Connect, and Create More Joy and Make Stuff Together: 24 Simple Projects to Create as a Family



Kate DeBartolo

Kate DeBartolo is the Director of The Conversation Project, an initiative started in 2013 by The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.



Traci Ruble

Traci is the founder and CEO of PSYCHED, a San Fransisco-based counseling center, and the co-creator of Sidewalk Talk Community Listening Project. 



March 2018

Katie Seymour


Katie Seymour is a volunteer puppy raiser with Canine Companions for Independence and a volunteer handler with Be an Angel Dog Ministry and with Therapy Dogs Inc.

Learn more at  therapydogs.com.


Courtney Carver

Courtney Carver launched her blog Be More with Less in 2010 and is one of the top bloggers in the world on the subject of minimalism. Recently she published the book Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More, which tells her story of living with less and gives practical advice for shedding the excess in our lives to make room for more live. Courtney has been featured in countless articles, podcasts, and interviews on simplicity and is the creator of the minimalist fashion challenge Project 333, which was featured in O magazine and Real Simple.

Learn more at: bemorewithless.com


Rebecca P. Cohen

Rebecca P. Cohen has taught 6,000 children in North America, Europe, Africa, and China and is the go-to spokesperson and inspirational speaker for getting outside any time of the year.  Rebecca's early reader children's book series, PJ's Backyard Adventures, is the latest project from the author of the book, 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (Sourcebooks) and creator of Rebecca Plants Curiosity Cards. Rebecca’s work has been featured in USA Today, Better Home and Gardens, Parenting, Redbook, Working Mother, Family Circle, and Backyard Solutions. 

Learn more at: beoutsideandgrow.com.


February 2018

Rick Bommelje

Rick Bommelje is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida where he’s been teaching The Listening Course for over 20 years. He’s the co-author and author of two books: Listening Leaders in 2004 and Listening Pays: Achieve Significance through the Power of Listening (2013).

Learn more at listeningpays.com.


Eddie Selover

As a writer and communicator, Eddie Selover helps people express their business and personal stories in ways that are more relevant, credible, and impactful. As a marketing communications professional, Eddie has written speeches for senior executives, organized and executed large-scale conferences and events. As a certified life coach, Eddie helps people clarify their goals and priorities, and then better align their choices and actions to help meet those goals.

Learn more at eddieselover.com.


Dana Marie Roquemore

Dana Marie Roquemore is social entrepreneur who went from being a stylist for fashion shows, personal wardrobe consultant and event planner, to being the creator of an innovative community concept that took Orlando, FL by storm. In 2014, Dana created The Dinner Party Project, a food-focused social experiment that invites eight strangers to share incredible food, interesting conversation and fantastic company. 

Learn more at thedinnerpartyproject.co/.


January 2018

Katie Denis

Katie Denis is the Chief of Research and Strategy at Project: Time Off, which aims to shift culture so that taking time off is understood as essential to personal wellbeing, professional success, business performance, and economic expansion.​

Learn more at projecttimeoff.com.


Karla McLaren

Karla McLaren, M.Ed. is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and empathy pioneer.  Karla is the author of The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill and has taught at such places as Omega Institute and Kripalu Center.

Learn more at karlamclaren.com.


Shannon Taylor

Dr. Shannon Taylor is an associate professor and Ph.D. program coordinator in the management department at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. His research examines rude, abusive and unethical behaviors of employees and leaders. His work has appeared in journals in business and applied psychology and has been featured by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News and NPR. Dr. Taylor gives presentations on leadership and management to audiences in business, education, health, and government. He also serves as research director at Knowtro Inc.


December 2017

Angie Byrd

Angie Byrd is a teacher, writer and partner to women in motion. She serves women through intense, experiential engagements that demand presence, honesty and the shared possibility of something more. With Angie’s help, women see, feel and experience themselves as powerful beings that matter, have deep connection with themselves and in their relationships, and can pursue lives of passion and purpose. 

Learn more at angiebyrd.com.


Rachelle Lucas

Rachelle is an international travel writer whose worked with People magazine, Travel Channel. The New York Times and USA Today. She founded the website The Travel Bite, a food and travel blog for inspiring active culinary vacations. 

Learn more at thetravelbite.com


Ryan Redman

Ryan is the Executive Director of Flourish Foundation, a social profit dedicated to promoting contemplative based practices in communities for the purpose of achieving mental balance and universal compassion. 

Learn more at flourishfoundation.org.


November 2017

Brandon Craig

Brandon is a master creator, listener and results visionary coach accustomed to working in high stakes environments. Prior to building his highly successful individual coaching practice he founded and grew a multi-million dollar industrial services firm. 

Learn more at ontocore.com.


John P. Strelecky

John P. Strelecky is an international best-selling author and creator of the Big Five for Life concept. As of 2017, his books have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and been translated into 29 languages.

Learn more at johnpstrelecky.com.


Doug Bolger

Doug Bolger wants to change the way the world works. As Founder & CEO of Learn2, Doug believes that every team can achieve inspired results by unlearning, optimizing and creating best practices. At the heart of his award-winning approach to facilitation and design lies Doug’s commitment to participant-centered and experiential Live Sessions. 

Learn more at learn2.com.


October 2017

Kostya Kimlat

Kostya Kimlat is a Ukrainian-American magician, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and business consultant who uses magic to help others understand the importance of perception in our daily lives. 

Learn more at kostyakimlat.com


Carrie Contey

Carrie Contey, PhD is an internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy, whole human being. 

Learn more at carriecontey.com.


Show Trailer

Human connection is the multivitamin we all need more of. On a cellular level, we are wired to connect and the extent to which we sync with others, even strangers, has a huge impact on our lives, inside and out. Imagine if our lives could be exponentially upgraded just by bringing more intention and presence to the way we connect with others. That’s living The Synced Life.