Phoenix Phiesta XXXIII: "Phast and Phurious”
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Alternative to Cable Television
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Friday, November 27 in Pinetop RmMainstream media would have you believe that you have to subscribe to cable service or satellite programming for quality TV entertainment. Such is not the case. Robert Andrews and Cynthia Cielle have not had Cable TV for the past 5 years. There are many alternatives: TiVo, Roku, Netflix, Amazon, ChromeCast, and more. You need to select the one that is best for you and your particular viewing preferences. After this program, you will walk away with the working knowledge to eliminate up to several hundred dollars per month in satellite or cable TV charges.
She was guided to create a method to release these memories. From this insight the QuantumPathic Energy Method (QPEM) was developed over 20 years ago.
Sherry is passionate about helping her clients achieve their ultimate levels of success, productivity and prosperity. However in spite of QPEM most profound result, Sherry refuses to be called a “healer,” she has been described by many as “The Consciousness Expert.” She attributes the demonstrable success of QPEM to the intelligence of the body itself and its innate impulse towards health and well being.
Sherry: “There is no greater joy for me than to witness my students and clients connect to themselves, to their bodies, perhaps for the first time. To see them released from the grip of their past and become truly present and free.” For this reason, Sherry’s main interest is in teaching individuals to use QPEM for themselves and in helping people become independent of external authorities
She is also an author, professional speaker, and contributing writer to national publications on the subject of wellness.
Do You Have To Get Sick... Or What is Your Intelligent Cellular Memory Really Telling You
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Friday, November 27 in Payson RmHow to achieve optimal health connecting to your body's intelligence
Traci is a master at accomplishing unfathomable goals and dreams. In 2001 she coined the term “Dreampreneur” when she made the daring and unconventional decision to abandon life as she knew it and walked away from her earthly possessions, consuming career, unfulfilling relationship, and loved ones. She strapped on a backpack and set off to discover the world and her role in it. Since then she has backpacked 65,000 miles, in six continents, traveling through 50 countries of her ongoing 100-country world adventure.
Traci was only 22 years old when she spearheaded a campaign to increase the Criminal Statute of Limitations for sex crimes on children. Her grassroots effort helped change Wisconsin’s law on child sexual abuse in 1994.
Traci spent a decade living in Hawaii and working in the medical field before setting out on her adventure to travel the world. Since her return she has earned a degree in marketing, graduating at the top of her class. She has published 4 books and explores a new country every year, adopting a school and family in need along the way. She has also lived in Alaska, Texas, and China. http://tracibogan.com/
54 Countries - 6 Continents - 75,000 miles - with a backpack
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM Friday, November 27 in Prescott RmIt's your time to dream it. Plan it. Live it! Traci Bogan is the world's first Dreampreneur and leading expert on goal mastery and self empowerment. Traci has made a career of putting herself front and center to show others how to break through their fears and achieve their boldest goals.
The British climate forced Rhys to escape to Australia, where she worked for Australian Broadcasting before meeting her future husband, a fellow Brit who was on his way to California. So Rhys packed up again and found herself in San Francisco, where she settled and has lived ever since, raising four children.
Finding nothing like the BBC in San Francisco, Rhys turned to writing children’s books under her married name, Janet Quin-Harkin. Her first picture book was an immediate success and won several awards. More picture books followed, then her agent asked her to write a book for young adults. This was a turning point in Rhys’s career. Her first young adult novel was an instant hit. By her third she was selling half a million copies. Many more popular YA novels followed until Rhys decided she had said all she wanted to say about teenage love and angst, and she turned to her real love—mysteries.
The sort of books she loves to read are those with a great sense of time and place. So she considered where to set a series of her own and chose the mountains of North Wales, where she had spent many happy childhood vacations, and used her grandfather’s name as her nom de plume. Constable Evan Evans was the hero of these novels that took place in a tiny fictitious village in Snowdonia. The series was well received from the start. The second book, Evan Help Us, was nominated for a Barry Award. Evan’s Gate achieved the ultimate success when it was nominated for the Edgar best novel—the highest prize in mysterydom.
But it was a chance visit to Ellis Island that made Rhys start thinking in a new direction. The spunky and not always wise Molly Murphy came into her head, fleeing from Ireland and finding herself implicated in a murder on Ellis Island in the first book, Murphy’s Law. This book won the Agatha Best Novel award, plus three others. Every subsequent book in the series has received awards, nominations and glowing reviews. Book eleven, Hush Now, Don’t You Cry, was a New York Times bestseller. The latest Molly Murphy book, The Edge of Dreams, was published in March 2015.
Never one to rest on her laurels, Rhys reacted to the gloom and doom of real life by creating a second heroine—this one aimed to amuse. She is Lady Georgiana, 34th in line to the British throne but utterly penniless and struggling to make her own way in the cruel world of the Great Depression. Her Royal Spyness was a bestseller, nominated for many awards, and instantly endeared readers to her heroine. The following books have all received award nominations. The 2011 book, Naughty in Nice, started off with a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was then nominated for an Agatha, Bruce Alexander and RT Reviews award. The audio version was also nominated for an Audie. In April 2012 it won the Agatha Award for best historical mystery. The next Lady Georgie book, Malice at the Palace, will be published in August 2015.
Rhys is listed in Who’s Who in America under her married name, Janet Quin-Harkin.
As well as novels, Rhys has written many short stories, including an Anthony winner. She is an ex-chapter president of Mystery Writers of America. When not writing she loves to travel, sing, hike, paint, play her Celtic harp, and spoil her grandchildren.
Getting it Right
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM Saturday, November 28 in Prescott RmThe importance of research in the modern mystery novel by Rhys Bowen New York Times bestselling author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness novels.
Iran, Myth vs. Reality
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM Friday, November 27 in Payson RmThe reality of Iran as compared to our perception of it, information on the changes in Iran (a slow peaceful revolution is ongoing), with a travelog of wonderful things to see there: 5000 years of history including Persepolis, Pasagardae, the tombs of Cyrus the Great, the tombs hewed into the rock of Darius I, II, Xerxes, and Anaxerxes (similar to Petra in Jordan), 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites, beautiful mosques (tilework and calligraphy) and cathedrals, handiwork (Persian rugs, gardens, miniatures) - and great incongruous shots (women in full burqa doing fashion poses for their iPhones on selfie sticks).
Dr. Steve Broe
Leading the Way Up Mt. Olympus: How Acts of Leadership Help People to be Successful
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM Friday, November 27 in Pinetop RmIn this workshop, Steve will present insights into the relationship between leadership and success. He discusses the meaning of success and the choice of leaders after they stumble.
Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM
Kebba wrote her award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, for people who are chronically too tired and know stress is the cause. For spiritual people who yearn for self-calming skills, Rev. Kebba wrote Peace Within: Your Peaceful Inner Core. Her current work, Sacred Meditation, is for those who seek the body-mind-spirit connections that will bring them even greater peace within.
As a corporate stress management trainer, Kebba has presented many programs for such diverse professional and church groups as: CableOne; the law firm of Brobeck, Pfleger, and Harrison; the American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys; the Presbytery of Grand Canyon; Unity of Phoenix; and many other church, business and social organizations. She has appeared on KPNX-TV (NBC) and KNXV-TV (ABC). For more information on Kebba, her links, programs and products: www.kebba.com.
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM Saturday, November 28 in Prescott RmExperience relaxation with easy meditation methods. No preparation, belief system, or equipment is needed; this session is for all audiences. Learn how these ancient techniques quickly shift your brain and nervous system to help you feel calm and clear-minded, stronger and healthier. Get a formula for establishing your personal meditation practice, for long-lasting and increasingly deep results. Be open to feeling very refreshed in this single session!
Barbara is very active in the community -- she is a Judge for the Southwest Alliance for Excellence (www.swae.org), Treasurer of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance (www.hospiceregattas.org), Board Member for Foundation for Senior Living (www.FSL.org), and a graduate of Valley Leadership, Class 35. She was named one of the 2014 Top Ten Business Women of the Year by the American Business Women's Association (www.abwa.org).
Her interest in business body language has been longstanding. She developed her expertise through union negotiations, handling difficult personnel situations, facilitating hundreds of small and large meetings, coaching business leaders and teams and people watching every chance she gets.
Barbara's ability to provide a vibrant and engaging presentation on body language extends across industry segments -- everyone uses body language.
Her new book, Business Body Language: Your Visual Business Card, will be available in print in 2016.
Business Body Language: You Only Have One Chance to Make a First Impression
11:00 AM to 11:50 aM Saturday, November 28 in Pinetop RmYou only have one chance to make a first impression. Decisions about doing business with you are made in less than one second based on first impressions. Business Body Language, nonverbal communication that transmits information, is comprised of 5 "broadcast centers." The presentation includes lecture, individual practice, small group work, and real life examples. Leave the session with 9 new body language skills.
In 2011 she had breast cancer and through a variety of alternative healing modalities and competent holistic practitioners, she cured herself. She then became committed to sharing information with others interested in learning different ways to do the same. She founded a non-profit organization in 2011 called, iCANhealNOW Foundation, with the mission of assisting people to understand their healing choices.
Sarara conducts holistic healing consultations, mainly with cancer patients, to support them in determining an integrative approach to their treatments. Sarara believes in and understands the curative powers of Cannabis as one of many options a patient might use for their healing.
One of Sarara’s areas of interest is in Cannabis education. In 2012 she established CANNAhealNOW, which is devoted to educating people on the medicinal uses of Cannabis. She provides private consultations to individuals, public education seminars called "Cannabis 101" for patients and potential patients, and high level CME medical conferences for professionals.
She co-organized the medical education conference called Marijuana for Medical Professionals www.marijuanaformedicalprofessionals.com. She was also a speaker at that conference covering the subject of “Overcoming Marijuana Stigmas”.
Since then Sarara has been asked to speak at several national conferences, including MedMJDenver, April 2015 and MyCompassion in Chicago July 2015.
Sarara teaches classes to dispensary personnel and dispensary owners in several states.
Sarara’s goal is to make available valuable scientific information to interested parties in all walks of life, providing greater awareness of this ancient and cutting edge medicine.
Sarara Corva CannaHealNow 480-216-3737 www.Cannahealnow.com
Understanding Cannabis Medicine
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM Saturday, November 28 in Prescott RmWe will cover;
A lexicon of terms
The history of cannabis as medicine
The science of how cannabis works and the latest research
Basics of the endocannabinoid system
Understanding cannabinoids and terpenes
How to get medicinal benefits of THC and CBD without getting high
Alternative dosing methods to smoking
How to deal with feelings of guilt, shame or judgement
How to obtain your AZ medical marijuana card
Determine if cannabis can benefit you
Find out if you or someone you know has a qualifying condition
A show and tell of essential equipment and various delivery systems
Bring your questions and concerns to this informative session
Paula (Giangreco) Cullison
In the 80’s, and as president of Women in Management for the then Bell System and with support from then AZ Gov Bruce Babbitt and 65 Mayors, county and tribal leaders, she formed an all volunteer non-profit and organized a state-wide coalition to create 1985 the Year for All Arizona Women. The project grew from her proposed 5 events to 55 events and involved over 300 volunteers and 10,000 attendees. Documents are now housed in the AZ Historical Society. Internationalizing this project, Paula presented it in Nairobi, Kenya at the UN Women’s Decade Conference, as Creating a Year for All Women in Your Country or City. When she returned, she organized event in the Phoenix Council Chambers which featured Phoenix women who had participated in the conference in Nairobi. At that time, Paula had been serving on the Phoenix Women’s Commission for a three year term; she was then appointed to the Phoenix Futures Forum Commission for two years
Paula organized the first local celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th 1987 which was held outside at Heritage Square and featured a culturally diverse program.
In the 90’s before attending the UN Conference on the Environment in Brazil, she created an event in Phoenix to focus on Eco-Feminism: Women and the Politics of the Environment which featured the late US Congresswoman from NY - Bella Abzug. She then created the Open Forum, an event which showcased over 30 local environmental groups and was held in Phoenix.
She served as a PR advisor to the Junior League of Phoenix, in order to help develop marketing and public relations plans for the annual fundraising events.
In 2002, she created the Arizona Women’s Partnership, an all volunteer philanthropic nonprofit, to award grants to small charities that assist underserved women and children at risk in AZ. www.azwp.org As of 2015, over $319,000 in grants has been distributed state-wide to over 50 non-profits. The critical areas addressed are: domestic violence, child abuse, health awareness, homelessness, hunger, ESL, literacy, youth at risk and refugee women. Paula also created Wine, WoMEN & Jazz, the fundraiser to generate the funds for the grants. She handled all of the publicity.To showcase local female chefs, she created another fundraiser and called it Getting Our Just Desserts.
Last month Paula created an event to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave Women the Right to Vote. The event held in Phoenix, which had support from over 20 women’s organizations, sold out in a week. Her presentation has gone viral on several blogs.
Her article on the recent ASU - PhXX Forward meeting for female entrepreneurs has also gone viral: http://empowered-lab.com/biz-wisdom-from-paula-cullison-a-response-from-phxx-forward/
Paula also has a passion for international travel. Upon graduating from the City University of NY - Baruch College with a degree in Industrial Psychology, she worked in Switzerland on an AIESEC traineeship sponsored through Columbia University. She served as an advisor to the ASU chapter.
An independent traveler, Paula has visited over 35 countries. Her published international travel articles, photographs, and her first book, Daughters of the American Dream, can be found on her website: www.paulacullison.com
At present, her Have Passport-Will Travel photography exhibition, which encourages global thinking especially among students, continues to be featured on local college campus libraries and is currently at Phoenix College. She is a member of the Sonoran Arts League.
Paula is proud of having received the Susan B. Anthony Award for her civic involvement and the Susan G. Komen Ribbon of Hope award for advocacy on breast cancer awareness (She’s a 25 year survivor.)
A Brief history of the Women's Movemen
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM Friday, November 27 in Prescott RmOverview to include: the Suffrage Movement, the Labor Movement, ERA, CEDAW, Political organizations which encourage women to run for elected office, e.g. Emily's List and closing with local grass roots efforts like AZ Women's Partnership to help women.
After a long hiatus, he returned to graduate studies in Spanish, and is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the World Languages Department at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. His work at NAU is focused on Spanish linguistics and literature. In the spring of 2015, Stephen received the University’s Evans Portillo Lerma Scholarship, awarded to the year’s outstanding graduate student in Spanish, to study in Spain for the summer of 2015.
Stephen has done extensive research on the classic work of Spanish literature, Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece Don Quixote. He is currently working on a corpus study of the work for publication. As a member of the Cervantes Society of America, he presented a paper at the 2015 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Toronto in April, 2015. The paper, titled “The Scrapper in Cervantes: More than a Social Dissident,” will be included in an anthology, Metacritical Cervantes, to be published next year.
The Bad Boy of LaMancha: The Miscreant Don Quixote
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM Saturday, November 28 in Payson RmThis a humorous, fast-paced and scholarly multimedia presentation of the unique, enduring traits of Quixote, with his comical misdeeds and unwitting criminal acts as he engages with 696 characters in this classic novel, which include Cervantes' metanarrative observations on Spanish institutions in 1605, including the Inquisition. The program also examines the influence of this work on the development of the novel, our language, and later writers from Melville to Rushdie. A version of this program was presented at the Mensa Annual Gathering in 2014, "Brilliance in Beantown.”
Greg was constantly moved about the country throughout his childhood. Attending a different school year after year. Always the new kid, he learned early to use his sense of humor and joke-telling ability to make friends, ward off potential bullies and beatings.
Since taking to the stand-up stage, Greg has performed across the US in venues like Gotham, The Ice House, The House of Comedy, Tempe Improv, and Stand-Up Live. Working with comedians like Bob Marley, David Spade, Ritch Shydner, Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, Paul Reiser, etc. to name a few. In 2013 and again in 2014, he had the opportunity to perform for military personnel overseas with Armed Forces Entertainment. Greg continues to grow as a storyteller and is a truly entertaining, engaging, and memorable comedian not to be missed.
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, November 28 in Main Ballroom RmLaughs and more laughs
Dr. Leisa-Marie Grgula
She is originally from Massachusetts,and practiced in Chicago for one year, after graduating from National.
Dr. Grgula regularly lectures on Health issues, including her recent trademark,”Medical Footprint”. This topic addresses how the choices we make today affect our health and healthcare system of the future. Dr. Grgula is very active with charities in the Greater Phoenix Area , hosting annual toy drives, food drives, purse drives for Women’s Shelters, and other selected charitable events through her office.
She has been living and practicing in Sedona since 1996, and now in North Phoenix since 2007. Since the sale of her Sedona practice in February, 2010, she now practices solely in North Phoenix, Az.
Average Woman to Wonder Woman
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM Friday, November 27 in Payson RmDr. Leisa-Marie Grgula will take you through her journey to becoming a bodybuilder at age 52. A story of her physical, emotional, and spiritual strength that's sure to inspire all who attend. From the bazaar to the unknown, the comical inside story on how she decided to take up body building aver the age of 50.
Pulling A Phast One: How Hollywood Special FX Phool Us
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Saturday, November 28 in Pinetop RmIndie film producer Joe Gruberman, is no stranger to the tricks of the trade that give us super fast cars, high-flying heroics and earth-shattering explosions. But modern motion picture production is less about big budget practical effects and more about cutting edge technology. Join us for a peek behind the wizard's curtain and for some homespun tips on turning an independent film project (or even your own home video) into "A Night To Remember" -- minus the sinking British luxury liner, of course.
Will began his career in the investment business in 1987. He has managed two mutual funds and is a past-president of the National Association of Active Investment Managers and conducts training courses for other money managers. Will is also a college instructor having taught classes on investing at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ, since 1990.
Managing an Inheritance: Planning it, Getting it, Keeping it
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM Saturday, November 28 in Payson RmIf you plan to be on the receiving end of an inheritance from a parent or other loved one, planning is crucial if you hope to preserve your windfall, save on taxes and avoid family squabbles. This discussion will guide you through the heart of complex issues, both emotional and financial, that beneficiaries face, during the three phases of inheriting: planning your inheritance, receiving it, and making your life better because of it. Topics include documents you may need, dealing with disability, the use of trusts, basic estate planning principles and protecting your new assets.
For the last 22 years, she has been teaching people how to use the computer, concentrating on several well-known and commonly used programs, such as ACT, Word, Outlook and Quicken, as well as general information about Windows and the Internet. She has also done extensive computer security work, preventing and removing viruses and spyware, and showing people how to be safe online.
Every weekend she works at St. Vincent de Paul’s 10th Ave. dining room, enjoys cooking, knitting, singing, traveling, reading, and has rescued and found homes for several kittens.
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM Friday, November 27 in Payson RmWould you like to learn more about Windows 10? What about having a secure computer and protecting yourself from identity theft online? After 22 years of teaching people about computers and doing tech support and security, Rozanne is close to being an expert in her field. There is always more to learn in this ever changing, fast paced technology world. Bring your questions and try to stump her. This will be a totally interactive session. So come prepared to ask, and be asked, questions about major technology issues, like should you upgrade to Windows 10, what is Cortana, which smartphone is more secure, how do you get Outlook to open faster (spoiler alert, clean out your inbox!), and so much more.
Barbara Hofmann and Frank Sasso
Barbara Hofmann is a first degree black belt in Goju Shorei Karate and a certified Tai Chi instructor.
Western Tai Chi Demonstration
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Saturday, November 28 in Payson RmSensei Sasso’s Western Tai Chi is modern and is created to appeal to Americans. In his workshop, he’ll discuss the history of tai chi, and its health benefits. Tai Chi is sometimes called Meditation in Movement. Master Sasso and Ms. Hofmann will present a demonstration and then participants will be invited to join them.
Dr. Karen Jacobson
For over 23 years, Dr. Jacobson has been sharing a message of High Performance Living as she touched the lives of countless people around the world. Her focus on supporting people in their journey to live their best lives through the pillars of Leadership, Language and Lifestyle has come from her own life experience. Her role as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Israeli Army Intelligence and other leadership roles throughout her profession and community have given Dr. Jacobson an advantage when working with like-minded professionals and leaders. Dr. Jacobson believes your personal blueprint in life is rooted in your perception of the world, mindset, emotions and belief system.
Her personal motto is “Design life of possibility rather than limitation, a life of choice, not chance!”
Dr. Jacobson is a speaker and international Bestselling author. She has been featured as an expert, across various media outlets, including radio, TV and print.
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The Secret Language of Success - Let Words Create your Future
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM Friday, November 27 in Pinetop RmChange your language and you will change your life!
Discover 5 hidden ways your language trips you.
Dramatically increase your value in the marketplace by understanding the relationship between consciousness, connection, and communication.
Applying small changes will bring you closer to your goals.
Build an empowering presence and develop the skills to uplevel your communication.
Adopt the language to power up your internal conversation and show you how to win your inner game.
Michael Kielsky is licensed to practice law in Arizona and California, as well as before Arizona's U.S. District Court.
Michael Kielsky earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science from Grand Canyon College (now University) in Phoenix, Arizona, attended Graduate School in the College of Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and received his law degree (summa cum laude) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.
He is a board member of the Maricopa County Bar Association and Vice President of the East Valley Bar Association. He is the Chairman of the Arizona Libertarian Party, and served prior terms from 2005-2011.
You Have a Right to Remain Silent. Use It!
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM Friday, November 27 in Prescott RmWhy it can ONLY hurt you to speak to any government agent investigating a possible crime or traffic violation. How to respond when asked, "Do you know [ why I stopped you| how fast you were going | the speed limit]?or "How many drinks have you had?" or "May I search your vehicle?"
Born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, this military brat’s constant travels with his family led to a very interesting life full of diverse experiences and relationships. Travel not only taught him how to connect with people, but also gave him visual examples of what it takes to "Live Life." So far, he’s been an actor, author, coach, educator, entertainer, entrepreneur, fundraiser, master of ceremonies and professional model. That may sound like a lot, but he still has a lot of life to live and more dreams to live.
For over 20 years, Frank has assisted thousands individuals live their personal and professional dreams. A student leadership position in college quickly turned into a retail management and training career, which eventually evolved into position training and advising students and organizations at a small college in Ohio. His adventurous side, led to him moon-lighting as a professional actor and model. His love for education and entertainment forced him to make a huge decision. He left his college position to pursue a career as a professional speaker. Frank was encouraged by his students and close friends to pursue his speaking passion. He loves what he does because he gets to positively impact the lives of people around the world.
Frank would love the opportunity to assist you with living your dreams.
A few Fun Facts about Frank:
• He took 3 years of cooking classes
• He worked as a Kids Birthday Party Entertainer to help pay for college
• He gave the commencement speech at his college graduation
• He was an award winning toy store manager
• He was an award winning college educator
• He was voted as one of "America's Most Eligible Bachelors" in Complete Woman
• He was asked to audition for ABC's "The Bachelorette"
• He was asked to lead an attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record for
• He grew my hair out and had it dyed purple to raise money for Cancer Research
• He’s appeared in ads for Nike, Goodyear, Toyota, Applebee's, Major League
Baseball, The University of Phoenix, Allied Waste, Phillips Medical and appeared
in a music video
• He appeared on live CNN's "30 Second Pitch"
• He worked at the Phoenix Zoo as a guide, presenter and animal protector
• He was an administrator and instructor at an Auctioneer School
• He has authored or co-authored of four books
• He’s proud husband and father
It’s OK to P.L.A.Y.
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM Friday, November 27 in Pinetop RmEveryone participates in the game called LIFE. Whether we are successful depends on how we play. Games provide entertainment and education. The only way to improve is to participate. You need the knowledge, preparation and skill to produce the results you desire. Supply Frank with your vision and he'll use his playbook to facilitate a tailor made interactive, exercise driven experience which will build and develop your skills in communication, diversity, leadership, relationships and more!!
Nina feels it is important to share the benefits of hypnosis with as many people as possible. One of the ways she has done this is by volunteering her services at the New Arid Club for recovering addicts who are homeless.
Nina is a senior Hypnotherapist at Valleywide Hypnosis, and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals through Hypnotherapy. She is excited to share her expertise and experience with you to enhance your well being as well.
Hypnosis: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Saturday, November 28 in Prescott RmHypnosis is a mystery to many and I hope to clear up many misconceptions of what hypnosis is and isn't. Many behaviors and also medical conditions can be helped through hypnosis. Which ones do you think they are? You might be surprise by what you hear. If you have ever wondered what it feels like to be hypnotized this is your chance to find out.
Reading Cosmological Jets
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Friday, November 27 in Prescott RmAstronomical objects have jets, are made by jets, or are jets. When you understand how plasma magnetotails are made it unlocks the detailed diary's of all astronomical objects. I can show how and why formations of open cluster late population I stars differ so much from earlier globular cluster population II stars and why we do not find the earliest population III stars here. The true history of each galaxy is revealed in exquisite detail by their powerful galactic jets and it is not the story Hubble told you. This is the most detailed cosmological lecture you will ever hear and if you pay attention you will learn how to read histories of every astronomical object for yourselves.
Regression, my “Past Life” as an Engineer
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM Saturday, November 28 in Payson RmThe real world is messy and many feel under-equipped to make sense of the onslaught of data. Among its positive changes, the Common Core revamping of Mathematics education introduces certain statistical concepts including linear regression early in the secondary school curriculum, much earlier than before where it was even previously required at all, The integrative approach, made possible by the introduction of graphing calculators and computer software into the classroom, creates an appreciation of a good linear fit prior to the formal understanding of relations and functions. The talk will be partly from the speaker's perspective as a post-secondary educator on the placement of regression within mathematical curriculum, as the topic applies to different career and degree pathways, and partly a practical explanation of regression-introducing the concepts with comfortable visualizations and a modicum of the necessary formulae for linear least squares regression. As time permits, the talk is entirely likely to go nonlinear.
She was born and raised in rural North Carolina. Her life began as a male; her childhood was marked by confusion about her gender and questioning why she perceived the world so differently from those around her. Jaena’s heightened sensitivity to the emotions and subtle energies of others compelled her to seek the explanations she wasn’t getting from her religious Catholic upbringing in spirituality and metaphysics .
Her relationship with tarot cards began at the age of 12 when she shoplifted her first deck and began reading them for anyone who would hold still long enough. After her gender reassignment in 2000, a cross-country move, and a set of profound experiences with orca whales, she quit her culinary career and launched a spiritually-based business, which she has successfully run since 2004.
The Lowdown on Tarot Cards
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM Saturday, November 28 in Pinetop RmWhat’s the deal with tarot cards? Can they really help you through challenges and choices in your life or are they just something gypsy fortune tellers use to con you out of money? Tarot Maven Jaena Moynihan pulls the curtain back to tell you all about her experiences with tarot cards and how she uses them every day in her life and business. After you get the lowdown, Jaena will host a tarot throw down and pull cards for adventurous participants.
Sean is one of the most sought after presenters in the country. And as a professional member of the National Speakers Association, he is regarded as one of America’s most entertaining and motivating speakers on the topic of developing an instant-recall memory.
Since 1999, he has spoken annually to nearly 200 businesses, corporations and associations and has clients spanning virtually every industry – including numerous Fortune 500 companies.
His passion is rooted in teaching professionals (regardless of age, gender, IQ or job title) to unlock their own “photographic” memory through transferrable skills and very powerful techniques that most people don’t even know exist.
An interesting and memorable fact about Sean is that he was born on February 29th (Leap Year, a day that only comes once every 4 years). So needless to say, he very much enjoys watching people freak out when he tells them that he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with 2 degrees all by the age of 5.
Known to his clients as ‘The Memory Guy’, Sean is a firm believer that “People will never forget how you made them feel” and “The greatest discovery we’ll ever make is the potential of our own minds.”
Never Forget Another Name (or anything else for that matter)
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM Friday, November 27 in Prescott RmHow many times has it happened where you've met someone for the first time and no sooner did the handshake break with that person...and you've already forgotten their name? (Or worse, it's somebody you should already know!) It's just downright embarrassing. And as you'll quickly discover, it's also PREVENTABLE.
Learn the #1 trick you can implement today to increase your recall by as much as 50%.
Recall names and faces better than ever with some simple (yet very powerful) techniques and quick tips.
See how your memory compares to the rest of the audience by taking a quick and fun memory quiz. Your memory may not be as bad as you thought. Or is it worse?
Handwriting Analysis Made Easy
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM Saturday, November 28 in Payson RmWhich secrets are you sharing without even knowing it? Though most elementary school students aren't learning cursive any more, our handwriting does offer significant clues about our personality traits, skill, tendencies, likes and dislikes. When we learned to write, we probably all wrote similarly to other children of our age and area of the country. As time passed, however, we developed individual characteristics unique to us that distinguish our handwriting from anyone else's.
While handwriting analysis cannot determine things like the writer's age, gender, profession, race or ethnicity, or indicate what their future may hold, it can help you understand yourself and others, indicate personality traits or tendencies, choose a career that is well suited to your personality and strengths, monitor your health, and even help you change your life.
This program will offer an overview of handwriting analysis. You will analyze your own writing from a sample you provide during the session. You may be surprised by the accuracy of what it reveals.
Douglas Perkins, MD, FACEP
I have been an emergency physician for 30 years in Arizona, California, Washington, Hawaii, and at sea. Now at a more relaxed pace, I continue to work part-time at Yuma Regional Medical Center and Glendora Hospital, Los Angeles County. I reside in Paradise Valley and have an avocation as an environmental builder.
A Brief History of ER and a Guess about the Future
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM Friday, November 27 in Pinetop RmI will discuss my career in Emergency Medicine from a personal perspective, noting changes in medicine itself, and changes in public expectations. I will speculate on where the ACA, litigation, science, and economics will take the specialty.
Oenophiles 101 - Adults Only - $15
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM Saturday, November 28 in Hospitality PatioThe pleasure of fermented grapes is sometimes not easily attained by many. Turned off by dry whites and super bold reds, but you really want to enjoy them as others seem to? Let Richard Poole, wine enthusiast, seasoned vintner, and aspiring sommelier, take you on an adventure for both your mind and palate. Sample hand-selected and highly rated popular types of wines, learning to distinguish flavors in each and how to pair them with different foods. Salut!
Introduction to Secular Coalition for Arizona
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM Friday, November 27 in Payson RmWhat is Secular AZ? Who are the constituent members? What are the issues? Hear a short history of the organization, a summary description of our advocacy activities in the last couple of years and our plans for the future.
Getting Others to Want to Join Your Team When You're the Smartest One in the Room
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM Friday, November 27 in Pinetop RmEgo - your own and others' - can often prevent the very best teams from being formed. Inside, each of us wants to be the star player. In this funny and fast-paced session, Silver Rose will provide you with tools to get others to set aside their egos and join your team. Whether you are forming a team for an important project at work, starting a Mensa chapter or simply putting together a pick-up game of soccer, others will want to join you if you make it comfortable and easy for them to do so.
Eileen named her company Everything in its Place® because she truly believes that you can find a place for everything. She helps people learn how to put everything in its P.L.A.C.E.™ This reduces stress and people find things WHEN they need them. In fact Eileen Roth’s organizing principles are simple to remember, easy to implement, and maintenance is minutes a day to stay that way.
Eileen Roth’s background stems from over 15 years in office and association administration. Clients include corporations, associations, and research facilities such as: Argonne National Labs, Northwest Airlines, the Paper Industry Manufacturer’s Association, Wisconsin Bankers Association, ABA-New England and TAP Pharmaceuticals.
Major publicity includes the Today Show and Oprah and national publications including Self, Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, and even several times in Men’s Health!
Cut the Clutter to Create the Home You Always Wanted
4:00 PM to 4:50 PM Friday, November 27 in Prescott RmIs “stuff” taking over your home?
Are you tired of the clutter that surrounds you?
Wouldn’t you like to have an organized home?
It’s not your fault that your home is not organized.
Organization is not something you learned in school.
In this session we will unearth the costs and causes of clutter
and show you how to create the home you always wanted to have.
The Life Saving and Life Enhancing Benefits of Organ and Tissue Donation
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM Friday, November 27 in Payson RmDonor Network of Arizona (DNA) is the nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization for the state of Arizona. Our mission is to make the most of life through the gift of organ and tissue donation. We educate Arizonans how to save and heal lives by signing up to be an organ and tissue donor on the DonateLifeAZ Registry. We also facilitate organ, tissue and cornea donation in the state.
Currently, more than 122,000 men, women and children need lifesaving organ transplants. More than 2,400 people in Arizona need an organ transplant. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. Each day, 22 people die from the lack of available organs for transplant. For more information on our organization and to become a donor, visit www.DonateLifeAZ.org.
Why do cops DO that?
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM Saturday, November 28 in Prescott RmWho gets a citation and who gets a warning when a cop stops you for a traffic violation? Why do they arrest some people and just release others for the same crime? When do they use force, and when do they use deadly force? Join John for a free-wheeling discussion of the “hows and whys” of policing – bring your questions, concerns, ideas, knowledge, and bring your biases, challenges and complaints!
Joseph Zehnder, PhD
Climate and Climate Change: Natural and Anthropogenic Effects
11:00 PM to 11:50 PM Saturday, November 28 in Prescott RmThe debate on whether climate variability is part of naturally occurring cycles or due to the effects of greenhouse gas releases is active, at times contentious and will most certainly continue. I will present an overview of the human induced contributions to "greenhouse effect" and causes of natural climate variability along with a discussion of whether the human induced contributions can be separated from the natural ones. A discussion of the suggested trend toward increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events in light of an enhanced greenhouse effect will follow.
More to Come
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM Saturday, November 28 in Pinetop RmProgram description TBD
Like minds who like minds