4th Annual EVOLVE Experience
INSPIRE. AWAKEN. TRANSFORM.
Actor, Film Actor
Subject to TV show availability
Emmy Award winning actor Sterling K. Brown currently stars in NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated drama series THIS IS US. For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe, becoming the first African American actor to win his category in the award show’s 75-year history. Additionally, Brown made history by becoming the first African American actor to receive the SAG Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama, and also received a SAG award alongside his cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. He has also won an NAACP Image Award and CriticsChoice Award. In 2018, Brown was included in TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.
Earlier this year, Brown co-starred in Marvel’s record breaking film BLACK PANTHER and HOTEL ARTEMIS. This fall, he will star in the feature film THE PREDATOR. Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Stanford University, before receiving his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Founder and Chief Storyteller
As founder and Chief Storyteller at GoZen!, Renee is recognized as a pioneer in marrying technology and child psychology in a unique approach that nurtures the hearts and minds of kids. Through her writing, product invention and development, masterclasses for parents, and children’s advocacy, she works to build the emotional intelligence of kids, including resilience, empathy, kindness, and critical thinking. Tens of thousands of families and professionals testify to the unparalleled success of GoZen!’s programs. Originally a tech entrepreneur who’s suffered with her own anxiety, Renee founded GoZen! to help a new generation of kids, parents and therapists. Renee holds a MA in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee has been personally mentored and trained by some of the top depression prevention experts in the world.
Childhood Designer and Mindful Parenting Coach
Avital Schreiber Levy (aka The Parenting Junkie) is a Childhood Designer and Mindful Parenting Coach. She specializes in creating simplified environments and curating playthings that are conducive to deep, immersive, healthy play.
Avital advocates for a self-directed learning approach and unschools her two young boys and baby girl most of the time. On www.TheParentingJunkie.com you’ll find her weekly videos and articles about mindful parenting, praised by parenting gurus Dr. Laura Markham and Dr. Shefali Tsabary. Avital publishes daily email “notes” from “your child” to you that help keep peaceful parenting top of mind for you.
Author, Speaker, Mentor, Leader
Shaka Senghor is a writer, mentor and motivational speaker who has shared his story of redemption with youth and adults across the country.
While serving nineteen years in prison, Shaka Senghor transformed his life and began writing about his experiences in the streets and in prison in order to help youth who were headed down the same destructive path that led him to prison. Once he returned home in 2010, he began mentoring and speaking to audiences at schools, juvenile detention centers, and universities about his journey.
Despite the crime he was convicted of or the lengthy sentence he served, Shaka refuses to allow his past to define who he is or what he’s capable of.
Oprah Winfrey has referred to her interview with Shaka for Super Soul Sunday as “one of the best I’ve ever had—not just in my career, but in my life… His story touched my soul.” Shaka’s TED Talk, which he delivered at TED’s 30th Anniversary Conference, received a standing ovation and has been viewed more than 1.2 million times; TED featured his talk in its “Year in Ideas” roundup, a collection of the most powerful TED Talks of 2014.
Counselor and Author
Suzi Lula is a visionary leader who is transforming the way people think about Self Care and Motherhood.
A much sought after spiritual psychologist, inspirational speaker and best selling author of “The Motherhood Evolution”, Suzi challenges conventional thinking that says that mothers / women must sacrifice and martyr themselves to be good mothers and that taking care of themselves is actually the greatest gift they can give their children. Thus, Suzi is redefining Motherhood from simply surviving to powerfully THRIVING.
Author and Speaker
Roma Khetarpal is the author of The “Perfect” Parent: 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect with Your Kids and the founder/ CEO of Tools of Growth, through which she helps parents raise kids to “Be Happy, Think Positive, and Do Good.” The book is the recipient of the Silver Nautilus Book Award, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award, as well as the Parents’ Choice Award and the Mom’s Choice Gold Award. She is also a contributor to Huffingtonpost.com and Masalamommas.com.
Singer, Songwriter, Speaker, Recording Artist, Teacher
It is the rare artist that is larger than the canvas they occupy. Their mission is bigger than the stage they stand upon. Their commitment and contribution extend beyond themselves to encompass all who come into contact with them. Jami Lula is such an artist. Born and raised in Detroit’s arts and musical hotbed, Jami made his way to Southern California—into the melting pot, the creative stew where creativity, music and transformation meet. Landing the gig at LA’s Musician’s Institute as a vocal professor, his explanations and leadership provided something unique for his students and his community: a quiet and powerful sense of purpose, balance and giftedness. Music is larger than just making sound. It is the heart of the Spirit walk, the key to creative change in the world.
Associating with the top thinkers in the nascent spiritual and human-potential movement, his music influenced and was influenced: Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Neil Donald-Walsh, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Mary Mannin Morrissey, Bishop Carlton Pearson, Dr. Shefali Tsabary and so many more were endowed with Jami’s soundtrack – a music consistent with their larger purpose and message. Lending his voice and leadership in concert to youth groups and spiritual centers throughout the nation, Jami has been honored by LA Music Awards (“Best Male Vocalist”), winner of the Centers for Spiritual Living “Youth Champion Award,” and many other musical and mission-based honors. His work with youth is legend.
Music Folk Artist
Ayla Nereo‘s voice is a beacon of light that hits straight to the heart. Her poetry splashes like dazzling paint across a canvas of sound, and armed with an array of loop-pedals, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into fierce, sweeping harmonies, weaving syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance. Her songs call us to listen deeper. For the depth of each song is in the words; her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery ring as anthems, riddles, and mantras for hope, humanness, profound healing, and love. With an uncanny ability to disarm and crack open the emotions, Ayla is an artist you feel is singing directly from her Soul, for what she truly believes in, and for the beauty of life itself.
Dr. Shefali will usher us into a new consciousness and teach us how to awaken to who we truly are.
Musical Inspiration by Ayla Nereo07:00 PM
Deep Dive with Featured Speakers:
Sterling K. Brown (Subject to Availability)
*Lunch and Refreshments included.09:00 AM
A unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Dr. Shefali.06:30 PM
*Refreshments included.09:00 AM
Deep Dive with Dr. Shefali and Shaka Senghor:
Join us for intimate conversation and let’s go deep into what it means to awaken.04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
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