Deepak Chopra, M.D., World Renown Author and Speaker
Deepak Chopra, M.D is the author of more than 80 books translated in over 43 languages, including 22 New York Times bestsellers. His medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and an adjunct professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a Distinguished Executive Scholar at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup organization. For more than a decade, he has participated as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine, an annual event sponsored by Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Carrie Hammer, CEO of CARRIE HAMMER
Carrie Hammer is best known for her fashion design for her own label, CARRIE HAMMER. Hammer’s passion extends beyond fashion to empowering women through her ethos and runway shows entitled, “Role Models Not Runway Models.” Hammer features famous CEOs, Executives, Activists, and Olympians on her runway and was the first designer to feature models with disabilities on the runway during New York Fashion Week. Hammer and her line have been featured on CNBC, Fox Business News, Forbes, Good Morning America, Elle, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan. In 2015 Hammer was named Forbes 30 Under 30.
Rebecca Parekh, Founder and CEO of White Radish
Rebecca Parekh is the Founder and CEO of White Radish, a consulting company focused on health and wellness. Prior to founding White Radish, Rebecca was the COO for Deepak Chopra Radical Well-Being, where she led Dr. Chopra's business development initiatives and worked to secure federal funding for complementary and integrative health research. Rebecca was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Global Foundation for Eating Disorders. She also spent ten years at Deutsche Bank Securities, focused primarily on structured credit, covering hedge funds and private equity firms. She was Head of the US Private Institutional Client Group and Head of Cross Product Sales. Rebecca received her B.A. in Biological Anthropology from the University of Michigan. Her Board and Advisory affiliations include the South Asian American Forum, the Bubble Foundation, Commit2Change and The Representation Project.
Martin Cohen, Author and Professional Coach
Martin Cohen is a professional coach, relationship expert and mediator, who partners with committed individuals, couples, entrepreneurs, educators, and corporate executives to achieve unprecedented levels of success, happiness, and satisfaction in both their professional and personal lives. His intuitive ability to recognize and acknowledge the essence of people, engages and empowers them in embracing their true selves.
Mr. Cohen is described by the New York Times as a “Master Consultant”. Martin’s clientele cover a broad range of industries: such as advertising, entertainment, executive search, real estate, financial, legal, insurance, healthcare, education, manufacturing and telecommunications. He has led leadership courses for the Wharton School's MBA Program and the University of Florida.
Martin has served as a keynote speaker for many corporations, expanding and clarifying the role of the consummate professional, including management, to become proactive, as opposed to reactive. Martin has led programs for tens of thousands of women and men on "breaking the code" and “gender balancing”. His style and delivery has caused consistent breakthroughs in deeply understanding the differences among women and men.
Katie Bell, Managing Director at the Advisory Board Company
Katie Bell is currently Managing Director at the Advisory Board Company, a healthcare research consulting company.
Prior to joining the Advisory Board Company, Katie was a Partner with Gallup. Katie led Gallup’s well-being initiatives, including the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index whichshe co-founded in 2007. This transformational endeavor has created a database of health and well-being data that provides government, business, and healthcare leaders with consistent metrics to measure the health, wellness, and prevention needs of the U.S. population. This work has expanded to the United Kingdom and Germany. Katie joined Gallup in 2005 as a Healthcare Practice Partner. She brought to Gallup 12 years’ experience in consulting with healthcare leaders on productivity, employee engagement, succession planning, patient loyalty, and nurse recruitment and retention.
Before Gallup, Katie worked as a healthcare consultant for The Advisory Board Company as well as healthcare practice leader for a publicly held human capital management consulting firm. While with both firms, she regularly advised executives and management groups in the areas of strategic planning, change management, and organizational development.
Katie graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelors of Science in Business and Education. She has completed Executive Education coursework at Harvard University in Cambridge. Ms. Bell speaks globally on the topic of strategic leadership and well-being and makes appearances on local and national media programs; including the Dr. Oz radio show. Ms. Bell lives in Atlanta where she actively volunteers in the community, promoting such projects as the interpark link, an important effort to encourage greater enjoyment and participation of local parks and the outdoors.
Alan Rice, SVP and Corporate Counsel of Vornado Realty Trust
Alan Rice is a Senior Vice President and the Corporation Counsel of Vornado Realty Trust. Vornado is one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the United States and included in the S&P 500. In his role at Vornado, Alan has been the chief legal officer of four different public companies and is involved in many of the strategic and day-to-day aspects of large public company. Prior to joining Vornado, Alan was a partner with Winston & Strawn, LLP and affiliated with both Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Alan received a juris doctor from the Harvard Law School and bachelors degrees in both political science and geology from the University of Michigan.
Danielle is an entrepreneur and advocate for global change and development. She is the Founder and CEO of Efileno, or "One Life" spelled backwards. Under Efileno, Danielle advises leaders on the value of maximizing the quality of life (wellbeing) of the people they influence. She also provides marketing, business development services, and strategic advice for clients who have a commitment to wellbeing, sustainability, and/or social advancement.
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