Super Friends – Speakers & Attendees

Introducing Some of Your SuperheroYou Speakers and Attendees (In no particular order, more added daily!)

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  • Peter Diamandis

    Peter Diamandis

    Founder, X Prize Foundation & Co-founder, Singularity University

    Dr. Peter Diamandis is the co-author of the recent NYT Best-Seller "Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think."He is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight and the $10 million Progressive Automotive X PRIZE for 100 mile-per-gallon equivalent cars, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education. As co-Founder & Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia, Diamandis counsels the world's top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives. Dr. Diamandis attended the MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.

  • Dr. Daniel Amen

    Dr. Daniel Amen

    Clinical Neuroscientist & NYT Best-Selling Author

    Daniel G. Amen, MD is a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, bestselling author, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics. Amen Clinics has seen patients from 90 countries and performed over 70,000 brain scans. Dr. Amen is author of 28 books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Magnificent Mind At Any Age. He is also the author of Healing ADD, Healing The Hardware Of The Soul, Making A Good Brain Great, The Brain in Love, and the co-author of Healing Anxiety And Depression and Preventing Alzheimer's. His latest book, Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, Dr. Amen shares ten simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger, and dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease.

  • Marilu Henner

    Marilu Henner

    Actress & Author of Total Memory Makeover

    Marilu Henner has starred on stage, in several hit TV series, films, commercials, television movies and specials. She has co-starred with some of Hollywood's leading men and worked with some of the best directors in Hollywood and on Broadway. She believes that with good health you can do it all. She has an incredible amount of energy, replenished constantly with good health and compatible habits. It is the key to managing the hectic pace of being Marilu Henner. Now her secret is out. The knowledge and discipline which this actress, New York Times best-selling author and full-time mom has gathered to maintain her demanding schedule is available at bookstores, in the form of Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover, The 30-Day Total Health Makeover, I Refuse to Raise a Brat, Healthy Life Kitchen, Healthy Kids, Healthy Holidays, and Wear Your Life Well.

  • Jim Kwik

    Jim Kwik

    Founder, Kwik Learning & Curator, SuperheroYou

    Jim Kwik is an expert of the brain and brain performance, and the visionary behind Kwik Learning. He has taught speed-reading, memory improvement, and accelerated learning for over 18 years. Jim's cutting edge techniques, entertaining presentation style, and impressive mental feats have made him a frequent and highly sought out superfriend & trainer for businesses, organizations and universities nationwide, with clients including Marriott Hotel, Million Dollar Roundtable, MetLife, NYU and Harvard University. Jim has shared the speaking stage with global leaders and superheroes, from Sir Richard Branson to the Dalai Lama. He is the creator of the acclaimed Kwik Recall, Kwik Reading and Kwik Thinking programs taught at their NY office, in addition to online students from over 40 countries.

  • Sir Ken Robinson

    Sir Ken Robinson

    World-Renowned Education & Creativity Expert

    Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world's leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries. He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world's leading cultural organizations. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. The resulting blueprint for change, Unlocking Creativity, was adopted by politicians of all parties and by business, education and cultural leaders across the Province. His book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009) is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into twenty-one languages. His latest book is a 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (Capstone/Wiley).

  • Scott Flansburg

    Scott Flansburg

    The Human Calculator & Author "Math Magic"

    The Human Calculator has been teaching math and entertaining people with his astonishing math skills for more than 20 years. People challenge him almost every day to calculate large math problems in his head-and he loves each challenge! Scott Flansburg is "The Human Calculator" – a nickname given to him by television star Regis Philbin. He is the Guinness World Record holder for "Fastest Human Calculator." Scott is an accomplished author of 'Math Magic' and 'Math Magic for Kids.' Scott has appeared on several talk shows including Oprah, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dateline NBC, ABC's Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Regis & Kathy Lee, and more. Scott Flansburg believes everyone has the ability to be good at math and enjoy it, but that most people have not learned to do math in a way that works for them. The Human Calculator is dedicated to helping students and adults to overcome their math-related fears.

  • Steven Kotler

    Steven Kotler

    Founder, Flow Genome Project & Co-Author "Abundance"

    Steven Kotler is an author, journalist and co-founder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary. His books include the non-fiction works Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus and the novel The Angle Quickest for Flight. His articles have appeared in over 60 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, Outside, Popular Science, Discover, and National Geographic. He also writes "The Playing Field," a blog about the science of sport and culture for PsychologyToday.com. In 2010, Kotler founded Flow State University, an international trans-disciplinary research organization dedicated to making flow state research a legitimate hard science.

  • Dr Jeff Spencer

    Dr. Jeff Spencer

    Nutrition & Fitness Expert, Author

    Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, Olympic cyclist, ICA "Sports Chiropractor of the Year", and author of Turn It Up! How to Perform at Your Highest Level for a Lifetime, has helped others win over 40 World, Olympic, National and Tour de France championships. He has worked with World Series MVP Troy Glaus, rock legend U2, NASCAR champion Bobby LaBonte, and was Lance Armstrong's personal chiropractor for all 7 of Lance's Tour de France victories. Spencer received his BA & MA degrees from USC and graduated summa cum laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, has taught post-graduate sports rehabilitation and is known for his unique executive coaching skill. Please visit www.jeffspencer.com.

    "Jeff is part doctor, part guru, part medicine man… we believed Jeff could fix all of our problems… while he fixed us physically, he also fixed us mentally… If you judged the most important man on the team by the foot traffic in and out of his door, then it was Jeff. Without him, we know we'd never make it to Paris."
    -Lance Armstrong, Every Second Counts

  • Tana Amen

    Tana Amen, R.N.

    Nutrition & Fitness Expert, Author

    Tana K. Amen, BSN, is the author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body Cookbook and Get Healthy With the Brain Doctor's Wife Cookbook & Coaching Guide. She has provided many of the brain healthy recipes on this site. Tana graduated from Loma Linda University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and has worked as a Trauma/Neurosurgical intensive care nurse. Tana has worked with some of the sickest patients in the hospital and saw the negative effects of poor lifestyle choices firsthand. She also saw the critical need for special nutrition for patients healing from brain injuries and other traumas. Tana's passion for health and fitness is also driven by her own past health challenges. Despite being in great athletic shape Tana was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 23. That was when she began to further her education about nutrition and the role it plays on overall health. Tana began to realize that "health" and "fitness" are not synonymous. Tana is the nutrition and fitness leader of the Amen household. She practices martial arts regularly, has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and enjoys a variety of other physical activities. Keeping her family focused on fitness and health is a primary value for Tana.

  • Matt Weinstein

    Matt Weinstein

    Founder and "Emperor" of Playfair, Inc.

    Matt Weinstein is the nation's foremost authority on the use of fun and humor in team building. Matt is the founder and "Emperor" of Playfair, Inc., an international consulting firm based in Northern California. He was elected to the Professional Speaker's Hall of Fame by the National Speaker's Association, and was honored by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the "21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century." Matt Weinstein's television special "Fun Works!: The Power of Humor in the Workplace" was broadcast nationally on PBS. Matt is the author of many popular books including Managing To Have Fun, Gently Down The Stream, Work Like Your Dog, and Dogs Don't Bite When A Growl Will Do.

  • Sekou Andrews

    Sekou Andrews

    Poetic Voice

    A week in the life of Motivational Poet, Sekou Andrews, could find him presenting an original piece for international executives, giving the keynote at a healthcare conference, or performing poems for Barack Obama in Oprah's backyard. This Pitzer College graduate turned schoolteacher turned actor, voiceover artist, award-winning musician and two-time national poetry slam champion, has created customized spoken word presentations for such Fortune 500 companies as Kraft, Nike, eBay, General Mills, Google, Paypal and Microsoft, as well as for major conferences and nonprofits, such as TEDMED, Health 2.0, Global Green and Deepak Chopra's Sages & Scientists. He has been featured on numerous National media outlets, including ABC World News, MSNBC, HBO, Showtime, MTV and BET; performed for luminaries such as Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, Norman Lear and Al Gore; and shared the stage with music heavyweights Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Maroon 5 and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra to name but a few. His latest album, "Poetic License," helped him become the most awarded artist in the nation's largest independent music organization. Sekou does more than inspire you with his story; he inspires you with your story.