075 Shannon Hogan Cohen

Shannon Hogan Cohen

Shannon is an advocate of women. She uses storytelling to share, heal and empower others. Shannon experienced depression and anxiety, due to her alcoholic father, the lost of her dad at 11 and the abandonment of her mother. When her grandmother, Rosie, used to read books to her as a child, she shared a special bond, felt safe, learned that each story offered a meaning and a purpose. Shannon wanted to continue that legacy. Her dialogue with women provides connection, consolation and healing. Shannon wants others to know they are not alone, there is no need to experience silent suffering nor take secrets to the grave. She honors women, because of their resilience, courage and those that would normally never get the recognition they deserve. Shannon’s book “Share, Heal and Empower” is a celebration of women. She shares these nuggets of life wisdom:
– you are not alone
– share your story, as it an be therapeutic
– all stories matter
– use your wounds as your wisdom
– we are far more alike, than different
– there is redemptive value in vulnerability
– it takes courage to accept the pain of the past

Shannon Hogan Cohen has always had a special place in her heart for storytelling, which has provided her a safe place to listen, learn and laugh over the years.

As a freelance writer, she has been published in various media outlets—from community and grassroots advocacy, to travel literature and personal narrative.

Being a Mother to her two teenage sons, working with Hospice for ten years, and starting Living Legacies Ventura County have been her most gratifying endeavors. To include her recently published book, S.H.E. Share Heal Empower.

Shannon is an advocate of women supporting women and believes stories change the world.

She lives in Del Mar, California with her family.


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074 Arnie Herz


Arnie is an attorney that seeks to bring a balanced exchange of energy during conflict resolutions. He teaches the emotional dynamic of what’s taking place in a conflict. Arnie believes that what we want and what we say we want are often two different things. For instance, what we say we want, does not often bring us joy nor make us content. He feels that the biggest obstacle to get what we want is ourselves. Arnie is able to help his clients by listening intently, helps them to get to know themselves, sheds light on options available to them and enables them to become empowered. He shares these nuggets of life wisdom:
– center yourself
– be quiet with yourself each day
– get to know yourself
– these steps will bring clarity
– develop courage

Arnie Herz is a lawyer, mediator and speaker. He has delivered over 100 programs and keynotes on topics related to the attorney-client relationship, negotiation, conflict resolution and work-life balance. His work has been covered in numerous publications and he has received a host of acknowledgements and awards from his colleagues.



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073 Stephynie Malik

Stephynie Malik, Executive & Transformational Coach

Stephynie was raised by a single mom with severe mental illness that was unmedicated. She experienced abuse, found out her dad was not her real father, left home at the age of 15, worked 3 jobs, made poor choices and got divorced. Stephynie managed to raise her children as a single mom, while launching and overseeing successful businesses. Her struggles molded her into a woman of empathetic service, gratitude, authenticity, depth of devotion, integrity and knowledge. Stephynie uses her personal struggles to transform people’s lives. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– your past does not define you
– if you can reframe a challenge as a gift, then your whole perspective changes
– if you surround yourself with giants, then you become a giant
– you can do and be anything, as long as you’re willing to sacrifice
– your mindset is everything
– meditate and clear your mind of negative thoughts
– create a morning routine
– set your daily intention

From an entry level sales person fresh out of college, to one of the youngest Directors in the Silicon Valley at a Publicly Held company (now private), to the CEO of a 500+ person software integrator at the age of 28, to founding a Global IT consulting firm at the age of 32, Stephynie Malik has a tremendous amount of experience and an undeniable track record of success. She’s spearheaded and orchestrated multi-million dollar acquisitions, closed global deals and strategic partnerships in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars realm and was successful in single handedly growing her consulting firm into a global leader.  As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting experience to her role as President and
Chief Executive Officer. Now, as the founder of Chique Speak, she is making it happen again… from Technology Consulting to Human Consulting Stephynie Malik is crushing it globally just as we expected her to do!  Her creative vision and business acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded global business that is MalikCo today. Her entrepreneurial spirit, backed by years of experience in enterprise software and telecommunications companies and her drive to create long-term relationships with clients has helped her forge strong associations with the industry’s most widely respected IT leaders.  Stephynie recently founded ChiqueSpeak.com and is in the midst of launching
yet another specialty firm designed to ignite men to their true potential on every level. Stephynie Malik does not play small. In her first month in launching ChiqueSpeak, she was inundated with over 400 applications from Executives and Entrepreneurs all over the world. Her coaching style is real… not fluffy. It is proven and tried through all industry leaders and her countless awards speak for themselves.





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072 Joe Bauer

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Joe ran a very successful personal training business, with multiple locations. He was training high end executives in New York. However, something was missing. He felt that he wasn’t giving back enough to others. Regardless how others chose to see him, Joe sold his business and moved back into his parents’ home in Seattle. This simplification helped him focus on what he is most passionate about; coaching, teaching and empowering others in fitness. Joe shares this wisdom:
– have clear intentions
– be focused
– seek the guidance of mentors
– things take time
– don’t give up, stay with it







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071 Freddy Negrete

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Freddy grew up in the LA gangster culture and went to prison, where he learned to tatoo. His youngest son was murdered in a gang confllict. He felt guilty, fell apart, started using drugs, went to prison, was diagnosed with congestive heart failures, had 3 heart attacks, thought he was going to die in jail, prayed and asked for more time. Freddy joined a rehab program, learned to live with son’s death, dedicated his life to make his son proud and chose to be an example to his living son. He shares these nuggets of life wisdom:
– no matter how low you’ve come, there’s always hope
– if you want change, there is hope and treatment, you just have to want it
– approach things with an open heart

Legendary tattoo artist Freddy Negrete is best known for his pioneering black-and-gray tattoo style, honed while serving time in the California State Prison system during a youth mired in abuse, gang life, and drug addiction. His “prison-style” designs eventually found their way out onto the streets of East LA and, in 1980, he created a piece that earned him a Tattoo Artist of the Year award. Freddy has been featured in the History Channel’s Marked series, in the documentary Tattoo Nation, on Spike TV’s Inkmaster as a guest judge, and in numerous print and online media. He has worked as a technical consultant and tattoo artist on over 30 Hollywood films including Batman, Blade, Con Air, Falling Down and Austin Powers. He currently works at The Shamrock Social Club on the Sunset Strip with his son, Isaiah and has been a volunteer counselor at the Beit T’Shuvah residential treatment center for eight years. His memoir, Smile Now, Cry Later, cowritten with Steve Jones, was released in 2016.




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070 Adam Schaeuble

Adam weighed 327 lbs, had over $40,000 of credit card debt and was depressed. He hit rock bottom, overhauled his lifestyle and helped people in his home town lose over 35,000 lbs of weight. Adam is now on a Million Pound Mission, with a passion to enable others to achieve their desired goals. He shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:

– show up, take a step each day, be consistent and move the needle in the right direction
– look for opportunities that are aligned with your intentions
– be mindful of achieving goals, celebrate life’s victories and be proud of your achievements
– don’t doubt yourself, delete the negative self talk and allow yourself to day dream

Adam Schaeuble, aka The PHD (previously heavy dude), is the host of the top ranked fitness podcast The Million Pound Mission. He reached a point in his life where he weighed 327lbs and was already having weight related health issues in his late twenties. He decided to overhaul his lifestyle and his fitness and ended up losing over 100lbs.

Feeling inspired, he took what he learned from his own transformation journey and created a bootcamp program that produced over 35,000 lbs of results in his home town of Bloomington, IN.

Now Adam has set his sights on inspiring over one million pounds of healthy results through his podcast, coaching programs, and the Million Pound Mission Bootcamp.

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069 Karen Noe

Karen realized that she has a unique gift of receiving messages from deceased loved ones. She enables people to connect with their loved ones and guardian angels. Karen believes that the messages come to us as thoughts. Her advice to those that wish to connect with their deceased loved ones is to:
– ask your deceased loved ones to give you a ‘without a doubt’ sign (e.g. a true visitation)
– be open to receive
– be patient
– the sign may be in the form that they were on earth
– raise your vibration to be more on par with the energy of what they are, e.g. they are only love and peace, we need to be love and peace to connect, practice forgiveness and be more compassionate

Karen shares these nuggets of life wisdom:
– there is life after this physical plane
– the energy of who we are, continues
– energy doesn’t begin and end
– we can create our own realities by focusing our thoughts on what we want

Karen Noé is a renowned New Jersey-based psychic medium, spiritual counselor, and healer with a two-year waiting list.  She is the author of We Consciousness: 33 Profound Truths for Inner and Outer Peace, Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss and Through the Eyes of Another: A Medium’s Guide to Creating Heaven on Earth by Encountering your Life Review Now. She is the founder of the Angel Quest Center in Waldwick, New Jersey, where she teaches classes, gives readings, and practices alternative healing. You can listen to Karenon The Angel Quest Radio Show by tuning in to www.hudsonriverradio.com the first Saturday of every month at 10:30am EST.


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