Ruth Sherman is a well-known consultant, communications expert, commentator, author and speaker. Known as the “Speech Coach to the Stars,” Ruth works with CEOs, celebrities and public figures looking to
have a greater impact on stage, on-camera, and in the media. Five of her clients have won Oscars and one the Pulitzer Prize.
An expert in presidential and political communication, she’s widely quoted in the press including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, TIME, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, and FOX, among many
others. Ruth contends the best communicator and connector always wins, and can state with confidence this principle is also true in business.
She is the author of two books, most recently, Speakrets® The 30 Best, Most Effective, Most Overlooked Marketing and Personal Branding Essentials.
With formal training as a musician, a background as a commercial singer and announcer, as well as holding a masters degree in speech and interpersonal communication, Ruth’s combined background creates
a unique foundation and approach to communication. She blends her academic training and professional insights, bringing her clients a wealth of experience and an appreciation of their specific circumstances and objectives.
Ruth’s mission is to empower her clients and audiences to stop being the world’s best-kept secrets.
RoseMarie Terenzio is the founder & CEO of RMT PR Management, a public relations and strategic communications firm focused on media, politics, crisis communications, publishing, hospitality, fashion and technology.
RoseMarie has consulted for major media outlets like ABC News, 20/20 and Good Morning America, brands including NOBU, Lucky Brand, Me & Ro Jewelry, and tech companies like Moven, Synechron and Hackateer Ventures. Her crisis clients have included Senator John Edwards and Rielle Hunter, Stephanie Madoff and Aaron Fisher, known as Jerry Sandusky’s “Victim 1” in the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
Prior to launching RMT, RoseMarie served as John F. Kennedy, Jr.’s chief of staff, managing a 40-person team at George Magazine. She oversaw Kennedy’s public relations and philanthropic causes, and served as a board member for his nonprofit, Reaching Up.
Beginning in 2000, RoseMarie worked for the Democratic National Committee managing celebrity outreach and producing media appearances for presidential campaigns. She also supported Simon & Schuster on the launch of James Carville and Paul Begala’s “Buck Up, Suck Up … and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12 Winning Secrets from the War Room,” hosting large-scale events with President Bill Clinton and Harry Reid.
RoseMarie produced the documentary, “I AM JFK JR.” for SPIKE TV and national theatrical release. She also led media efforts for Madonna’s EPIX’s film “Madonna: The MDNA Tour.”
RoseMarie is the New York Times bestselling author of, “Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love and Loss.” She has contributed to and appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Saturday Morning, PBS, CNN, Vanity Fair, Forbes, People Magazine, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, among others.
She is a member of the advisory board of myFace.org and has been a featured panelist and a mentor at SXSW.
Jason Barger is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people in order to strengthen leadership, culture, and clarity of mission, vision & values.
He is a globally celebrated Author / Speaker / Consultant and creator of the Step Back from the Baggage Claim Movement – featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, and many other spots worldwide. His dynamic storytelling and engaging keynote speeches have resonated at global leadership conferences around the world as well as with places like Discover Card, Alliance Data, TEDx, the Society for Human Resource Management, Nationwide Insurance, Stanley Black & Decker, Deloitte, and many more.
Prior to sleeping in airports and observing human behavior, Barger led over 1700 people to construct 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty as well as implemented the Streets Mission Project to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. As the former Director of First Community Church’s Camp Akita, he designed leadership programming focused on living with joy, love, compassion, faith, and service for over 1900 campers a summer.
Jason is a graduate of Denison University, where he served as Captain of the men’s basketball team, and also received certification from Georgetown University in Nonprofit Executive Management. In 2004, he was one of five people in Columbus, Ohio to receive a Jefferson Award, a national award given to “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”. In 2014, he was selected as a “40 Under 40” award winner by Business First.
Jason is a sought-after Keynote Speaker, visionary, and leadership consultant. As founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works with organizations that are passionate about Culture Change, Leadership Development, Innovation, Service, and bringing their Mission to life every day.
Known worldwide for pursuing an incredible list of 100 Things that he wants to achieve before he dies, Sebastian Terry’s story is surprisingly not about a bucket list. It’s about something more far reaching; permission, choice, growth and connection.
Affected by a curious mind and the death of a close friend, Sebastian experienced a moment in his life where he asked himself a simple question; ‘Am I happy?’. The answer was NO and so he decided to pen down a list of 100 Things that he’d always wanted to achieve.
Following his heart and armed with nothing but a list, Sebastian’s incredible story has grown from an entertaining tale of adventure into a global philanthropic movement that engages a growing tribe of hundreds of thousands to not just set meaningful goals, but pull the trigger and achieve them- all whilst helping others do the same.
“I thought initially that it would take me 100 Things to reach a state of fulfilment but it’s taken me 72 things to realise that ‘ticks’ are just the beginning. The key to growth and happiness is finding out who you are on a primal level and then being that person, each and every day.”
Turned into a best selling book (‘100 Things’), a Discovery Channel documentary (‘100 things to do before you die’) and most recently a US-based reality TV show (‘100 Things) where Sebastian travels the world helping complete strangers achieve their specific dreams, 100 Things inspires people and organisations to gain perspective, think big and be the best they can be on every level so that others can follow suit.
From marrying a stranger in Las Vegas, delivering a baby in Canada and even representing the Mauritian national rugby team at the African Championships (they won!), Sebastian’s most profound moment was when he was first contacted by a suicidal stranger who needed help.
100 Things is no longer about one person, it’s about everyone.
Dr Joanna McMillan
Scottish-born Dr Joanna McMillan has become one of the region’s favorite and best-known nutrition and lifestyle specialists. She is a PhD qualified nutrition scientist, dietitian and fitness instructor, giving her the sound credentials to help us make sense of the increasingly confusing and conflicting health messages we hear in the media.
As a warm and engaging emcee, keynote and TEDx speaker, Joanna travels Internationally. She is a popular health presenter and a regular on television and radio, with over a decade presenting health and nutrition segments on The Today Show, several news and current affair shows. Most recently she filmed a documentary series with ABC Catalyst called Gut Revolution, exploring the fascinating world of the gut microbiome.
Joanna is an accomplished author of six books, including the latest Get Lean, Stay Lean (2017) and is currently working on her seventh.
Her website is a trusted nutrition and healthy lifestyle hub and houses her online lifestyle change program Get Lean. Joanna is a nutrition consultant to Freedom Foods and Cobram Estate, and an ambassador to Diabetes Australia, The Skin & Cancer Foundation and FoodBank.
Dr Jenny Brockis
As a doctor, speaker, author and mentor, Dr. Jenny is passionate about all things ‘brain’. Her mission is to become the Jamie Oliver of brain health fitness, empowering others to create their own brain that is fit, healthy and optimised to help them work at their best.
Dr. Jenny has devoted her career to the health and wellbeing of others. Concerned by the alarming increase in the amount of stress, stress related illness and mental health problems she was witnessing in society as a whole, she realized the need to promote brain health to elevate mental performance and wellbeing.
As the Director and Founder of Brain Fit! she works with those who seek to thrive in our increasingly complex world, translating the complexities of the neuroscience into easily understood strategies that can be readily integrated into our busy lives.
Dr Jenny is featured regularly in the media, has authored three books including the best seller Future brain (Wiley) and is a keen blogger and writer.
As a wife and mother to two young adults, when not writing, researching or presenting, Dr. Jenny loves to spend her time travelling and challenging her long-standing fear of heights.
Zoe Mitchell is well known for her professional, engaging and highly effective training courses. Specializing in the professional development needs of the busy executive PA, Zoe knows what it takes to become the best in the business, and has a strong understanding of the everyday challenges and support you require to perform your roles effectively. Her workshops specifically focus on leadership, communication skills, negotiation, conflict resolution, time management and people management.
Zoe has trained thousands of senior EAs in leadership skills, communication skills, negotiation skills and management skills with ThinkTank Media. Her masterclasses are held in extremely high regard and always sell out, with delegate feedback never being less than excellent.
Zoe has worked with a range of industries including Financial Services, IT&T, Consumer and the Health sector. Coca-Cola Amatil, Rothschild, Hutchison, Caltex, AVJennings, Westpac and Fuji Xerox are just a selection of organisations where Zoe has added value across all levels of the business.
Zoe has a wealth of experience in designing and delivering experiential training programs and learning centers. Her expertise is in the areas of effective communication, leadership and coaching, and has seen her programs shift individuals, team and organisational change.
Alexandra is an experienced EA with over 15 years business experience, and six years of investment-industry experience.
Joining Allianz Global Investors in 2011, Alexandra is the Executive Assistant to the CEO. She supports the Executive Office in all capacities, and assists with the organization and prioritization of critical issues in order to facilitate efficient decision making. Provides key development and management of senior client and management meetings, including but not limited to, the Global Executive Meetings, US Executive Meetings, US Funds Boards Meetings, annual media reception and supports all internal communications efforts.
Prior to this role, Alexandra worked as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of DeBeers Diamond Jewellers, part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group. In this role she supported the CEO Office with administrative planning, oversight of logistical development, and was the key point of contact between senior management and stakeholders.
Alexandra has a B.A. in Communications and Public Communications from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Alexandra is a US Masters Swimmer, and is interested in food, wine and travel. She lives in New York City with her husband, David.