First speakers of 2019 Announced

We are pleased to announce two keynote speakers have been confirmed for the 2019 conference!

Preston Smiles and Alexi Panos Serious Business 2019 speakers New Orleans

Preston Smiles and Alexi Panos

Personal Development’s power couple, Preston Smiles and Alexi Panos, are world renowned innovators and pioneers in the Emergent Wisdom Movement.

As founders of the groundbreaking Bridge Method (which includes their live workshops, and various online training programs), they have created a movement of transformation that has taken humanity by storm through their unique and passion-filled approach to sharing age old wisdom. 

Using social media as a main source of connection and distribution of their lively educational videos, they’ve built an incredible tribe of loyal fans around the globe who aren’t just inspired by their work, but are EMPOWERED by it.

Together, they’ve recently co-authored the trailblazing book NOW OR NEVER, and their previous books include Love Louder and 50 Ways To Yay!

Esther Perel

Esther Perel

Belgian psychotherapist Esther Perel is the New York Times bestselling author of The State of Affairs and Mating in Captivity. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered more than 20 million views and she is also the executive producer and host of the popular podcast Where Should We Begin?

Esther is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon and has been translated into 25 languages.