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2020 Speakers

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DR. APOSTOLOS LEKKOS

Dr. Apostolos Lekkos is the founder and owner of Bios Functional Medicine in Santa Monica, California where he offers creative and life-changing solutions to health care problems. His comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical approach allows him to use cutting-edge testing and in-depth analysis of his patients.

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ALEXIS JONES

Alexis is an author, activist, adventure junky and entrepreneur. Growing up in Texas with four older brothers, Lex is a hybrid of femininity, grit, resilience, insatiable inspiration and compassion. She has worked at Fox Sports and ESPN, hiked Mt. Everest, survived 33 days on a deserted island, founded I AM THAT GIRL & ProtectHer, gave a wildly successful TEDx talk, and executive produced an award winning documentary.

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PETER SHEAHAN

Founder & Group CEO of Karrikins Group known for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership, Peter has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai and, Pfizer. He’s the author of seven books including business best-sellers “Flip,” “Generation Y,” “Making it Happen,” and “Matter.” He’s been named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World.

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AMBER RAE

Called a “Millennial Motivator” by Fortune, Amber Rae encourages emotional wellness and personal growth through writing and illustration. The bestselling author blends storytelling with visual exercises to achieve actionable aha! moments. Her meaningful illustrations reach more than 1.2 million people per week on Instagram.

 
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VIVIENNE MACKINDER

One of the most highly respected international leaders and innovators in the hair industry, Vivienne’s career began at Vidal Sassoon where she eventually served as Artistic Director. The seven-time winner of the North American Hairdresser Awards is the founder of HairDesignerTV.com (HDTV), and is the creator, producer and director of the renowned "I'm Not Just a Hairdresser" documentary film series.

DAN HEATH

Four-time New York Times best-selling co-author Dan Heath dominates the most-loved business books of the past decade. His works include “Made to Stick,” “Switch,” “Decisive,” and he and his brother’s latest book, “The Power of Moments,” which explores why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate and change us and how we can learn to create extraordinary moments in our life and work.

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LOREAN CAIRNS

With nearly a decade of entrepreneurial experience, Lorean’s secret to her success is rooted in establishing strong company culture before all else. Cofounder and CEO of Fox and Jane Salon Group, Little Lion Salon, and Skin Habit, Lorean took her passion of hair and turned it into an empire. You can catch Cairns sharing her journey and tools for success in her book “Culture Fox.”

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NEIL PASRICHA

During his decade tenure as Director of Leadership at Walmart, Neil wrote the award-winning blog “1000 Awesome Things” and the New York Times bestsellers “The Book of Awesome” and “The Happiness Equation” that sold over a million copies. His research and words on happiness, mindset, and human potential have received global attention.

 

2020 BREAKOUTS

 
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Bonnie Conte, Gayle Fulbright,

Maggie DiFalco, & Rowena Yeager

Serious Business and the SALON TODAY 200 competition brought together these self-named sisters whom represent 93 years of salon ownership. Through a lively panel discussion moderated by Mary Wilson, they’ll share what they’ve learned from each other and how their friendship has elevated them all.

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Brandon Hensley

Brandon is the co-founder with his wife Janet, of the Tangerine Salon Group, a collection of Aveda lifestyle salons in the Dallas market that boast 8-digit revenue growth in 14 years. With a staff of over 150 talented team members, employee retention and recruitment is one of Tangerine's valued strengths.

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Stacey Coronado

Stacey joined forces with Aveda and opened her dream salon in 2012. With four locations, 20 Volume Salon has been nominated for “Salon of the Year” and “Salon Today 200.” She attributes this success to her business model which features a deskless and paperless approach. She is the 2018 Business Woman of the Year.

Jim Pacifico

A nearly 50-year salon industry veteran, Jim consults salons with the intent to help these businesses regain their footing and create successful sales plans. In addition to his consulting, Jim also runs his own world-class salons (7 Centre Salons and Spas) and is founder World Class Financial Services that boasts over 100 clients.

 
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LOREAN CAIRNS

With nearly a decade of entrepreneurial experience, Lorean’s secret to her success is rooted in establishing strong company culture before all else. Cofounder and CEO of Fox and Jane Salon Group, Little Lion Salon, and Skin Habit, Lorean took her passion of hair and turned it into an empire. You can catch Cairns sharing her journey and tools for success in her book “Culture Fox.”

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AMBER RAE

Called a “Millennial Motivator” by Fortune, Amber Rae encourages emotional wellness and personal growth through writing and illustration. The bestselling author blends storytelling with visual exercises to achieve actionable aha! moments. Her meaningful illustrations reach more than 1.2 million people per week on Instagram.

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VIVIENNE MACKINDER

One of the most highly respected international leaders and innovators in the hair industry, Vivienne’s career began at Vidal Sassoon where she eventually served as Artistic Director. The seven-time winner of the North American Hairdresser Awards is the founder of HairDesignerTV.com (HDTV), and is the creator, producer and director of the renowned "I'm Not Just a Hairdresser" documentary film series.

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