Janet Fouts – Mindfulness Coach; author When Life Hits the Fan, a Mindful Guide to Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others

Janet Fouts – Janet Fouts is a mindfulness coach; working with people to improve self-awareness and be happier in their lives at home and at work. Her journey as a caregiver inspired the transition from a well-respected social media marketer and CEO to mindfulness coaching after discovering the value of mindfulness and emotional intelligence in rescuing her from depression and anxiety. She shares her learnings in her book “When Life Hits the Fan, A Mindful Guide to Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others” now available on Amazon. A wife, step-mom, and caregiver as well as a public speaker, best-selling author, podcaster, coach, and corporate trainer, she has worn many hats throughout her lifetime, including dog-catcher, horse trainer, and chef. In 1996 she founded a dot-com startup and transformed it into the digital marketing agency, Tatu Digital Media. As a marketer, Janet is well respected in the field, including recognition as one of the Top 50 Marketing Influencers over 50 by Brand Quarterly Magazine, the Top 150 Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs by Rise Global, and Top 100 Giving Influencers on Twitter by Give Local America. She coaches individuals and organizations on a finding their own strengths through self-awareness and mindfulness. When she’s not working, Janet can be found spending time with family and friends, cooking (or eating!), or riding her horse in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. Learn more about Janet and her work on her website at http://janetfouts.comor on one of several social media sites: http://instagram/jfouts

Kerry Hannon – Best Selling Author; AARP’s Work & Jobs Expert; contributor to NYT, Forbes, Next Avenue; Speaker, Media Expert

Kerry Hannon – Kerry Hannonis a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences across the country.Kerry focuses on empowering yourself to do more with your career and personal finances – now and for the future. She has spent more than two decades covering all aspects of careers, business and personal finance as a columnist, editor, and writer for the nation’s leading media companies, including The New York Times,Forbes,Money, U.S. News & World Report,and USA Today. Kerry’s work has also appeared in BusinessWeek,Kiplinger’s Personal Finance,and The Wall Street Journal,among other national publications. She has appeared as a career and financial expert on The Dr. Phil Show, ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and PBS. Kerry is currently a columnistand regular contributor to The New York Times, AARP’s Work and Jobs Expert and Great Jobs columnist, contributing editor and Second Verse columnist at Forbes,and the PBS website expert and columnist on personal finance, wealth management and careers for boomer women. Kerry is the best-selling and award-winning author of a dozen books, including Getting the Job You Want After 50  ( #1 on Amazon for Mid-Life Career Management and Job-Hunting); the award-winning Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness,the GOLD Living Now Book Award for Personal Growth/Motivation winner, What’s Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond, and the national bestseller Great […]

Dr. Mimi – Psychologist; Workplace Specialist; Radio Host; TV Guest

Dr. Mimi – Dr. Mimi Hull is a fully licensed psychologist whose specialty is the workplace. A super speaker and effective trainer, she builds relationships and develops effective leaders while resolving conflict and reducing stress. Having been a working caregiver, she knows the challenges of balancing many roles and how to deal with bosses, coworkers and clients. Her other programs include:  Team Building, Communication, Conflict Management, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, and Personality Insights. She is also a familiar voice in Central Florida from her long-running radio program on workplace issues and her regular appearances on FOX TV.

Dr. Ellie Izzo – Author, Creator of the Rapid Advance Process, co-founder of Sentbeat

Ellie Izzo, PhD, LPC –  Dr. Ellie Izzo created and developed the Rapid Advance Process in 1990.  It was originally conceived as a process to quickly offer relief to adult survivors of childhood trauma. The process has been globally effective because it trains the client to move out of negative brain circuitry and to build new neural pathways to the higher brain. This neural shift results in a better thinking and feeling outcome and contributes to optimum health. She created and wrote about the Rapid Advance Process in her doctoral dissertation and with Vicki Carpel Miller, LMFT, further developed the process for treatment of Vicarious Trauma. Ellie is co-founder of and a core trainer with the Vicarious Trauma Institute and the Collaborative Divorce Institute. Ellie is the author of The Bridge to I Am: Rapid Advance Psychotherapy ©2007 and co-author with Vicki of Second Hand Shock and the Just Stop Series. She authors a blog at Ellie created and developed with Vicki, an Emotional Intelligence APP, Sentbeat ™, which is currently available in the Apple and Google Play Stores. This app helps the user to immediately reposition to healthier thinking at the critical point of upset. Ellie conducts various dimensions of counseling and coaching. She specializes in working with families in transition. She also serves as a Trainer, Communication Coach, Child Specialist, and/or Team Manager in the process of Collaborative Practice and Collaborative Divorce, whereby a team of professionals works together with clients to resolve disputes respectfully, without litigating. Ellie presents for numerous […]

Jude Kanu Chibuike – Assisted Living Manager

Jude Kanu Chibuike –  Jude is a dedicated Professional Caregiver with years of experience in elderly care within homes and assisted living environments. Recognized for ability to monitor and provide emotional and physical support to patients and staff, he possesses exceptional communication abilities, as well as cultural sensitivity to deal with diverse populations. A graduate of Science and Laboratory Technology, his interest in elderly care-giving started during his youth service to his country as a graduate. He was posted to a rural area to serve his primary responsibilities as a youth carer. He realized that less or no attention was given to the elderly in the African society, especially those in rural areas whose people could not afford to send carers to them. He then took it upon himself to become an advocate of care for the elderly in Africa. He has created awareness in elderly care by writing to the government to establish care facilities and assisted living homes across Nigeria and Africa so that the elderly could benefit from such establishments. He has established elderly communities in rural areas and has involved students to volunteer to care for the elderly in rural areas during their holidays. He has professional certificates in Caregiving from the American Caregivers Association as a National Caregiver and Assisted Living Manager and also NEBOSH International General. 

Lorrie Klemons – Co-Founder Patient Action and President First Hand Success, co-author of READY…SET…ADVOCATE!

Lorrie Klemons – Lorrie is the Co-Founder of Patient Action and the President of First Hand Success, a company that promotes patient-senior empowerment and advocacy. She is the co-author of READY…SET…ADVOCATE! Your Step by Step Guide to Patient Empowerment available at or She is a professional speaker who is passionate about empowering all healthcare consumers with the ability to be their own patient advocate or an advocate for someone they care about. Lorrie is also the facilitator of a private self-help Facebook Group, I AM MY PARENT’S CAREGIVER and invites you to join it. Lorrie was exposed to nursing at the age of four when her thirty-two year old mother became a victim of the polio epidemic in the early fifties.  Although too young to remember many details, she does remember the ladies in white who made her mother feel so good and gave her reason to smile. At the age of fifteen, she spent the summer as a candy striper volunteer at a local hospital and that experience solidified her destiny to become a nurse. Lorrie spent the first thirty-nine years of her nursing and nursing education career obsessed with making sure that patients received the nursing care they deserved.  In 2010, she embarked on a new journey to help patients, particularly senior healthcare consumers, find their voices to become empowered in the healthcare setting. In 2011, she became the Wellness Nurse at the Levine Jewish Community Center in Charlotte, NC, working with the adult and senior […]

Tracey Lawrence – Creator of Grand Family Planning; author of “Dementia Sucks”

Tracey Lawrence –  Tracey is an educator, innovator, disruptor and entrepreneur. Her journey as a serial caregiver led her to create Grand Family Planning, LLC: Tracey shows clients the power of being proactive in light of the certainty that illness and death will be a part of every person’s life. She saves lives and legacies in a climate that lengthens human lives without regard to quality of life. Her team-based approach simplifies a daunting and complex process. Tracey’s book, “Dementia Sucks,” was published by Post Hill Press in May of 2018. It is available from Amazon and fine bookstores everywhere. She speaks professionally about the need to support family caregivers and the importance of advocacy for those who have difficulty speaking for themselves.

Joy Lucinda Cornelius-Klein – author Restore Joy After Loss: Life Changing Strategies to Function with Joy in the Midst of Grief, Stress and Chaos

Joy Lucinda Cornelius-Klein – With a Master’s of Science in Gerontology Administration and Rural Health from the University of Utah, Joy Lucinda has worked as a healthcare professional with hospice, persons with dementia and their families for over 20 years in 4 states and Thailand. In 2010, Joy switched gears as a full-time Certified Reflexologist & Instructor and an Intuitive Energy Healer and Medium.  She has since taught hundreds of health care professionals and formal and informal caregivers and laypeople how to apply simple 10 second to 3 minute complementary medicine protocols to reduce pain, anxiety, agitation, discomfort, and chronic illness symptoms as well as encouraging self-care. Because of the impact emotional pain and grief had on her clients, Joy authored the book Restore Joy After Loss: Life Changing Strategies to Function with Joy in the Midst of Grief, Stress and Chaos (available on Amazon).Joy’s book incorporates 10 easy to apply RESTORE JOY mindset and “heart-set” strategies on how to be calm, centered, compassionate and productive at work and home with daily obligations while caregiving or dealing with difficult people or situations. Joy offers Restore Joy After Loss Healing Circles, Individual and Family Intuitive Sessions, Workshops, Keynotes, as well as Grief and Crisis Consulting in the Workplace.  

Carol Marak; Chief Public Affairs,; Aging Alone Advocate, Speaker, Writer

Carol Marak – Carol Marak has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, PBS, NPR, AARP, USNews, American Society on Aging, local newspapers throughout the U.S. and radio shows. She has become the authority in the aging alone, elder orphan, and solo aging population who understands and supports the individuals facing growing older and alone challenges. Carol and her sisters helped their parents with elder care concerns. Her father lived with Alzheimer’s disease, and her mother developed a chronic heart condition. After they passed, she questioned, “who will do all that for me?” Carol has no spouse, partner, or children to count on as she grows older.