037 Lionnel Yamentou

 

Here’s Lionnel’s advice:

  • listen to your inner voice
  • identify your coaches, mentors and cheerleaders
  • develop and maintain a gratitude list
  • practice your daily disciplines
  • if you are stuck, engage with people and projects

Lionnel Yamentou is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and personal growth and development. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Information Systems from the California University of Management and Sciences in Anaheim, California.

Born and raised in Cameroon (Central Africa), Lionnel moved to Ghana (West Africa) for undergraduate studies in 2004, and later moved to the United States in 2011 for graduate studies. He has been a member of Toastmasters International since June 2012 when he was part of the 20 charter members of the All Nations Toastmasters Club in Anaheim. Toastmasters International is the leading organization in the world dedicated to training effective communicators and leaders.

In 2013 Lionnel served in the Toastmasters International Founder’s District as Area Governor. The same year, he also went on a road trip speaking tour across the United States (from California to Washington, DC) during which he had scheduled to meet and speak at 10 different Toastmasters clubs in 10 cities, in 5 days.

Lionnel has volunteered with DECA as a Competition Judge, and with Orange County Academic Decathlon as an Interview Judge. When he is not doing pro-bono work speaking to local high schools, colleges and universities you will find him speaking at conference or leading training for corporations.

He has authored the following downloadable books:

  • 3 Essential Ingredients ? To live a successful life
  • The 3 P’s of Public Speaking ? How to make every speech a masterpiece
  • The Pathway to Financial Wealth ? Guide to material and monetary abundance
  • Dream Busters ? Obstacles to your dreams and what to do about them

Lionnel’s online profiles are on

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035 Terry Laszlo-Gopadze

 

Terry shares the following wisdom:
– find the hidden gift even in the most difficult situation
– determine when negative emotions are not serving you
– allow good to radiate from you
– fear can dissolve when we get to know each other
– stories work on us from the inside out
– take time to heal yourself
– helping someone is one of the most healing and joyful things you can do
– open up your heart and listen to others’ stories

Terry Laszlo-Gopadze, a compelling storyteller and award-winning author, brings humor, courage and compassion to her listeners, as she inspires them to create their own stories and to live their most meaningful dreams. She is a public speaker, therapist and personal development workshop leader. Offering workshops on storytelling,
creating your destiny, finding the gift in the challenge, forgiveness, and healing are her passion and joy.

In her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Terry has spent over thirty-five years listening to the stories of others going through difficult passages and helping them to positively transform their lives. This led her to celebrate the heartfelt stories of women,
who live inspiring spiritual lives in challenging circumstances, and to gather them into the book “The Spirit of a Woman: Stories to Empower and Inspire”.

http://www.womens-spirit.com/

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Spirit+of+a+Woman%3A+Stories+to+Empower+and+Inspire 

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033 Colleen Haggerty

Colleen lost her leg, when she was 18. She forgave the man who hit her, causing the loss of her leg. She reminds us that forgiveness is a choice, attitude and practice.

Colleen Haggerty is an author, speaker, teacher and Forgiveness Coach. Colleen has essays in numerous anthologies, but her memoir, A Leg to Stand On, is where she shares her story of losing her leg as an 18-year-old and the challenges she faced in becoming a mother. As a TEDx speaker, Colleen tells how she forgave the man who hit her, causing the loss of her leg. Colleen empowers others to find their own path of forgiveness through her 10-week program: The Forgiveness Sessions.

https://www.colleenhaggerty.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ColleenHaggertyWriter/

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025 Tricia Brouk

 

When difficulties happen, Tricia believes that it is not an end, but rather a beginning.  Also, if our map changes, we should trust and believe where we are being led.

In addition to working in the entertainment industry, Tricia Brouk applies her expertise as a director and writer for film, television and theater to the art of Big Talks and Keynotes. She nurtures speakers using the same techniques she does with actors by guiding them to become their most vulnerable selves in order to truly connect with their audience. She offers speakers a new point of view on what a Big Talk can be and how to achieve their goal, and often times, their dream, of taking a Big stage. She’s the Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare has worked on Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and received a Golden Thumb award from Roger Ebert for her work John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she worked closely with James Gandolfini and Kate Winslet. The series she directed, Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival, The I Love New York Award at The New York Web Fest and Official Selection at The LA Web Festival. She’s written two musicals, a play, a sitcom pilot, and is currently writing a show called Mothers and Daughters based on interviews she’s had with women from the ages of 12-90. You can listen to Tricia’s podcast The Big Talk on iTunes where she interviews people who talk for a living.

@yourbigtalknyc on Twitter

@Triciabrouk on Facebook

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022 Tanner Gers

 

After Tanner lost his eyesight, he was able to look inside himself and see his value and true potential. He believes that forgiveness allows us to break free from our past to create a new future.

Tanner Gers has earned 4 degrees, published multiple books, started businesses, became a professional athlete, national champion in three sports, and is now a disability advocate, highly sought-after speaker, and Executive Director of My Blind Spot, a nonprofit who hires people of all abilities to test and remediate inaccessible websites and mobile apps. Here’s the thing though. Tanner accomplished all of this after waking up in the hospital, at age 21, totally blind.

As a disability advocate, Tanner has helped develop software so he and other blind individuals can independently access calculus equations, helped make the state of Arizona’s job board accessible to users of assistive technology, and serves on the Arizona Governor’s council Employment Committee for Blindness and Visual Impairment.

Debated to be the greatest batter in the history of the National Beep Baseball Association as a 6-time NBBA World Series All-Star and 3-time MVP since 2008 (beepball is the adaptive version of baseball for the blind)

(All track and field here) 2011 and 2012 US Paralympic Track and Field National Team Member, 2011 ParaPan American Games gold medalist and 2012 trials gold medalist in the long jump, 2012 US Paralympian in long jump and 4X100m relay, 2013 World Championship US Track and Field long jumper

2015 and 2016 National Champion in track cycling. His athletic career opened the doors for his professional speaking career, with programs delivered at companies, universities, and associations across the US, from the National Speakers Association National Headquarters, to Dartmouth College, SHRM, Wounded Warriors, Ford and Toyota. For Tanner, it isn’t about adding up any number of achievements though. It’s about embracing his life and living it to the fullest by helping others recognize and achieve their true potential, regardless of circumstance.

http://tannergers.com/

Tanner@TannerGers.com

866-364-6421

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