March 23, 2017
Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, Starved: A Nutrition Doctor’s Journey from Empty to Full, Central Recovery Press, Las Vegas, November 2016
Dr. Anne McTiernan conducts studies on the effects of diet, exercise, and weight loss on cancer and health. She is a professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine in Seattle. She is author of Starved: A Nutrition Doctor’s Journey from Empty to Full (Central Recovery Press, Las Vegas, November 2016) and Breast Fitness: An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan for Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). She has appeared on the Today Show, MSNBC News Show, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, ABC News with Peter Jennings, and has been featured in USA Today, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Parade, Associated Press, Seattle Times, US News & World Report, and other media. Dr. McTiernan has published over 350 scientific articles in prestigious medical journals, and lectures around the world on nutrition, obesity, physical activity, cancer, and health.
March 2, 2017
Kara Martin Snyder is the Owner/Strategist over at vital corps, a health + lifestyle studio located at the 3-way intersection of functional health, self-care and strategic action. Kara's not your run of the mill, wellness coach, though. Sure, she's got the classroom and professional creds that many health coaches have but she's also got an arsenal of bad-assery stemming from her experience in the boardroom, kitchen, and personal experience with the effects of chronic stress - namely Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Serving frazzled, Type-A women since 2009, Kara deconstructs the broken processes in her clients' lives, investigates why they might feel not-so-great, and co-creates actionable steps towards a healthier life – a life spiked with passion and slathered with joy. Additionally, she’s the host of Le vital corps Salon podcast and the creator of the 33K Task List Project. Her work has been featured in Prevention, the Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine among others. Make yourself cozy in Kara’s digital home at http://vitalcorpswellness.com/.
February 22, 2017
Janice Francisco, Innovation Catalyst, MSc Creativity and Change Leadership
Janice Francisco operates at the intersections of change, learning, creativity and innovation. She helps managers and their teams solve the mystery of what it means to be innovative and teaches them how to use creativity to achieve innovation, grow and transform. She is the inventor of the Think Up Innovation Framework, an integrated, agile and repeatable process applied in real work settings to build change and sustainable innovation capacity.
As an organizational development consultant she works as a creativity and innovation expert, creativity trainer, change manager, learning producer, group facilitator and executive coach. As a researcher she explores how organizations apply creativity and build cultures of innovation.
Janice is President of BridgePoint Effect, a globally focused consultancy she founded in 2001. She speaks internationally on organizational creativity, is a member of the Advisory Board to the Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Innovation and Commercialization and has developed expertise on leading change and innovation in the government, non-profit, private, and Fortune 500 sectors. She holds a Masters of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership; a Bachelor of Business Management, a Diploma in Adult Education, the International Association of Facilitator’s designation of Certified Professional Facilitator™ and is a member of the global Certification Team for FourSight Thinking Profile™ and Team Report. She is a member of the European Creative Association, the Institute for Performance and Learning, and a leader at the Creative Problem Solving Institute.
- M.Sc. Creativity and Change Leadership
- B.A. of Business Management
- IAF Certified Professional Facilitator
- Certified in Alternate Dispute Resolution
- Diploma in Adult Education
- 4MAT4BUSINESS Instructional Design Methodology
- Certified FourSight Presenter and Master Trainer
- Certified KEYS® to Creativity and Innovation Administrator
- Certified Stormz Digital Facilitator
- Certified Organizational Growth Indicator Partner
Expertise: Creativity & Innovation, Creative Problem Solving, FourSight Thinking Framework, Leadership Development, Organizational Change, Instructional Design, Learning Organizations, Critical Thinking, Strategic Thinking
January 26, 2017
Bryan Demchinsky is a Montreal freelance editor and writer, the author or co-author of five books. Among them are Soup to Self-Sufficiency: Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission, with Alan Hustak (2014); After Auschwitz: One Man's Story, an as-told-to biography of Hermann Gruenwald (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006); and Storied Streets: Montreal in the Literary Imagination, with Elaine Kalman Naves (Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 2000). The American Library Association chose After Auschwitz as its best university press book published in Canada in 2007. Bryan is also the editor of many other books.
Since leaving a career job at Montreal Gazette in 2011 he has published in various magazines and newspapers. Much of what he learned as editor and writer came from working at The Gazette and five other Canadian newspapers for 35 years. This is now being transmitted in teaching and mentorship roles, including leading seminars in editing and memoir writing for the Quebec Writers’ Federation. Among other projects, he is currently at work on a family memoir.
November 16, 2016
Sofia Wren helps writers and creatives ready to get themselves out there in a bigger way, who want to make faster progress and reach more people. She guides them to get comfortable being seen for who they truly are and to expose their work and message to more people. Sofia Wren provides writers and creatives with intuitive, practical support to help them reach their creative goals.
She has been writing daily since 2009, and has helped dozens of writers start and maintain writing practices. Her work is featured in magazines online such as Quantum Success Magazine, and Silent Voices UK.