Neurosurgeon, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at UCSD, Author Grey Matter
Dr. David Levy is a neurovascular surgeon specializing in the treatment of aneurysms and other blood vessel diseases of the brain and spine. He attended Emory Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia obtaining his Neurosurgical Training at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He completed a Fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at the University of Vienna, Austria allowing him to repair brain aneurysms entering the femoral artery without opening up the skull. This high-risk specialty includes emergency procedures to remove blood clots in the brains of stroke victims.
Dr. Levy consults with several companies assisting them in development of more effective devices for treatment of stroke. He has published scientific articles in the neurosurgical literature and in 2011 wrote the book Gray Matter. The book details the dramatic intersection of medicine and faith. The transforming stories in the book demonstrate how interest in his patient’s spiritual journeys impacted their lives positively.
Dr. Levy has been a recipient of the Vitals Patient’s Choice Award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 and was voted one of America’s Top Surgeons in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has been the recipient of the Best Doctor Award 2007 – 2014. His pastimes include physical fitness as well as caring for the poor and less fortunate around the world. Dr. Levy is Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at University of California, San Diego.
Garrett Gundersen, Founder The Freedom Fastrack
As an established expert in the financial services industry, Garrett Gunderson realized that pervasive and destructive money myths were holding many people hostage. With a passion for helping others achieve financial freedom, he wrote this penetrating book to expose the myths and provide a refreshing alternative to the worn-out, predictable advice touted in the media and from traditional financial planners. Not surprisingly, many other experts concur with Garrett’s bold advice.
“Killing Sacred Cows strikes at financial dogma’s very foundation, revealing basic truths that will empower you to educate yourself and help maximize your potential. Embracing courage, strength, passion, and vision, Garrett teaches you how to confront reality and change restricting paradigms to live your purpose now.”
–Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Speed of Trust
Kelli Gillespie calls San Diego home but commutes regularly to Los Angeles, New York and other various domestic, and international, locations on assignment.
Kelli is currently Editor-in-Chief of the national magazine publication, Risen which focuses on the heart and soul of actors, athletes and musicians. Under Risen Media the multihyphenate co-produced her first feature film Hardflip (2012), starring Rosanna Arquette, John Schneider and Randy Wayne. Kelli serves as Executive Producer on a western called The Sorrow with Michael Madsen and John Savage set for release later this year.
Kelli has been an integral part of XETV CW6 (Formerly FOX) in San Diego since 2002. From reporting, hosting and producing... her talent shines on San Diego 6 in the Morning and San Diego Living. She has done red carpet interviews for Independent Spirit Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Billboard Awards, and Comic Con International. She's covered American Idol and sat down one-on-one with the biggest names in the industry including George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro, and Julia Roberts. Kelli was also seen on the show Southern California Life airing weeknights on KVMD-TV in Los Angeles with her Celebrity Corner segments.
Before transitioning into entertainment, Kelli began her broadcasting career as a sports reporter for the Union-Tribune's High School Sports Show airing on COX4 in San Diego. Her love for sports continued as she took her skills to the next level at the CBS affiliate in San Diego, KFMB News 8. It was there she conducted locker room and field interviews with the NFL Chargers and MLB Padres.
Born and raised in Northern California, Kelli jump-started her television career at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where she graduated cum laude with a BA in Mass Communications. Kelli is also a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) as well as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Kelli's faith, family and friends are extremely important to her and when she's not working she devotes all her time to them!
Brian Buffini Chairman & Founder, Buffini & Company (America's Largest Real Estate Training & Coaching Company)
No other coaching and training professional has had a greater impact on the Real Estate industry in a shorter period of time than Brian Buffini.
Brian Buffini was born and raised in Ireland. He immigrated to the United States and entered the real estate industry in San Diego. Rather than follow traditional lead-generation methods, Brian developed a powerful system to grow his business – 100% by referral.
The ability to generate a predictable supply of high-quality, referred leads meant that his time was not spent advertising or prospecting. Instead, he devoted himself to providing core clients with first-class service and soon became one of the top Realtors® in North America.
In 1995 he founded Buffini & Company to share his proven systems with others. Headquartered in San Diego, Buffini & Company is now the largest real estate coaching and training company in North America.
Thanks to his unique and highly effective lead-generation system and a comprehensive coaching and training program, entrepreneurs in more than 37 countries have learned how to improve their business, increase net profit and enhance the quality of their life. Agents using Buffini's system earn seven times the NAR national average (US).
He has provided expert training to over 3 million people through his Turning Point™ events, Coaching Memberships and sales training programs.
"A good coach is able to help get more out of you than you can get out of yourself," Buffini says. "Everyone gets better with a good coach."
Along with top producer Joe Niego, Brian has built an all-new revolutionary training program, Peak Producers®. Combined with over 25 years of real-world real estate experience and a passion for helping others, they have created the most comprehensive training program the real estate industry has ever seen. To learn more about Peak Producers
Jeff Garcia Football is focused on assisting high school, college and professional quarterbacks to increase skills and mental awareness of the quarterback position. JGF’s definitive process will ensure focused and calculated growth in every aspect of the quarterback.
Jeff Garcia Football is all about sharing the personal experience that I have been able to gain from 18 years of professional football and a total of 33 years of playing the game. I grew up in a football family, my father coached the game for 20 plus years at the college level, winning a National Championship in 1973. Football is what I grew up with, the technical side of the game, the mental side of the game, and the physical side of the game.
This I know for a fact, there is not a Quarterback coach in the country that can give you better experience at the position and more knowledge as to how to grow into a more complete Quarterback. Playing the position is not just about having the arm, it’s developing the tools both physically and mentally that will help you succeed in football and in life. I can inspire you to greatness and teach you first hand how to be a greater leader, a better decision maker, to be more sound technically, to be more consistent every time you step onto the field, and to be an inspiration in everything you do.
“Jeff Garcia Football is about building a better you, it’s about teaching you the skill set to be the best that you can be and to help you inspire others to be greater in their own lives. I am all about passing it on, passing on my knowledge, my experience, my passion, so that one day you will be able to pass it on as well. Let me help you be the best that you can be in whatever it is that you put your heart and mind into. This is what exemplifies the spirit of Jeff Garcia Football.”
Rick is one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers in America today. Through his informative and moving presentations, that often include his children, he equips, empowers, and challenges people to live out their freedom by teaching the bedrock principles that led to America’s place as the most successful nation in the history of the world.
Since his election to the Assembly in 2010, Assemblyman Brian Jones quickly earned a reputation as a strong fiscal conservative and a vocal advocate for a smaller, more responsible government. He has been a fierce opponent of the rural fire “fee” (tax) because of its disproportionate impact on East San Diego County and Southern Riverside County residents and rural citizens of California. He has challenged special favors for public sector labor unions, and his robust defense of the Constitution and the Second Amendment has garnered state-wide attention.His articulate commentary and leadership abilities earned him the appointment as Chairman of the Assembly Republican Caucus in 2012. Brian currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and is a member of the Assembly Appropriations, Rules, Budget, Budget Subcommittee 1 on Health and Human Services, Budget Subcommittee 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation, Joint Legislative Audit, and the Joint Legislative Ethics Committees. Brian’s deep convictions in free market principals, the need for government reform and tax relief comes from his service in both the public and private sector. His background as a businessman and his service as Councilmember and Vice Mayor of Santee strengthened his resolve to restore decision making to the local level and to insure that tax monies meet community needs.
Allan Camaisa, Publisher and Co-Founder of Risen Magazine. He
Allan Camaisafounded Risen Media, LLC to provide resources to produce and promote independent, faith-based, family-friendly films and projects. Camaisa currently executive produced the film Like a Country Song starring Billy Ray Cyrus and introducing Joel Smallbone from for KING & COUNTRY. Risen Media’s other film endeavors include: Cutback (2010), Soul Surfer (2011), Knots (2012), A Sierra Nevada Gunfight (2013) and Hardflip (2013). The non-profit arm, The Risen Project, was established in 2009. Camaisa also personally funds several other non-profit and charity organizations that support needs close to his heart.
Growing up Cole always knew he wanted to do something important with his life. He did not want to sneak through life unnoticed and arrive at his grave safely; Cole wanted to shake things up, make a difference, to matter, to be remembered, and have a blast while he did it. Cole believes most people would like to live a life that looks something like that.
So, he decided to become a firefighter. What better way to give back, make a difference, and live a meaningful life than a career serving others? Unfortunately that dream was cut short by 2 accidents 2 months apart that left him in a wheel chair. Based on his injuries at that time, firefighting was out.
His body was physically broken, his heart emotionally broken, and his bank account…it was “broke” too.
Out of desperation and an uncertain future, Cole pursued entrepreneurship. Fast forward a few years, and he has started several multimillion dollar businesses, He's living what others tell him is a dream life, and sure enough, it’s the life he dreamed of having. It’s important to know how to make the kind of money you’ve always dreamt of making, but it’s more important to not sacrifice actually living your life while you do it.
Being rich financially is meaningless if you’re bankrupt emotionally, in your relationships, and in your purpose.
His newest passion in life is to show people how to be wealthy both financially, and with the stuff that really counts. "It’s awesome to take this journey I’ve been on, and to see thousands of other people learn from and succeed with me."
Less than a decade ago he was sitting in a wheel chair, not sure if he'd ever walk again, with no future in sight. Today he's standing on stages across the world helping motivate and train tens of thousands of others to experience the life that he's been so graciously blessed to have.
John Carney brings 23 years of NFL experience to today's specialists. John is ready and equiped to coach, teach, mentor, and share his knowledge that allowed him to span 4 decades in the NFL.
Starting his kicking and punting career as a sophomore at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida, John quickly worked himself into an ALL-State place kicker and All-County punter his senior year. Heading off to the University of Notre Dame, he played 4 years for the Irish, leaving South Bend as the All-Time Leader in Field Goals Made.
An undrafted free agent, John navigated his way through training camps and try-outs for 3 years before landing with the San Diego Chargers. Eleven years later, he left the Chargers as their All-Time Field Goal and Scoring Leader. John spent the next 6 years with the New Orleans Saints, leaving in 2007 as their All-Time Field Goal Percentage Leader. He then began playing the role of relief pitcher, filling in for injured or under-performing place kickers at the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Giants ( Pro Bowl, oldest player in NFL history to be selected ), and back to the Saints to play for 11 games and remain to coach the specialists on their Super Bowl run of 2009.
As Carney closes the book on his amazing career, he is eager to join the next generation in opening their book, their dream, their success for their kicking and punting careers. The kicking consultant/coach position is quickly becoming a must at the NFL level due to the increased importance of point scoring, clutch performances, and field position. John served in this capacity in New Orleans, solidifying the specialists' performance down the stretch of the New Orleans Saints journey to Super Bowl XLIV Champions.
He recently joined the Philadelphia Eagles for a week of hands on, fine tuning of their specialists during the 2012 off-season training. John brings with him knowledge and experience that only a very few possess in the football industry. Firsthand knowledge is the reason he brings value and credibility to his coaching. Don't miss out on gaining insight on the world of kicking and punting from a player who has traveled the path from the age of 14 to the young age of 46.
Wes Dunn has operated in the investment and financial management world for over 10 years. Working in 14 states and based in the heart of Beverly Hills, he has the honor of working alongside high net worth families, businesses that he is passionate about and non profits that he believes in by providing them with sound financial advice and financial strategies.
During his tenure, he has always had a common thread of building teams that last, volunteerism in the community, transferring organizational culture to managers and leaders, and helping organizations and individuals with the accumulation, preservation and passing on of their wealth.
When the financial crises of 2008 hit and the ensuing credit crunch, he found opportunity by partnering with businesses that needed capital by offering loans and participating in the deals; something that proved profitable for everyone.
Known for his fundraising and recruiting abilities, he is often called upon to help bolster support for community projects, large scale events, and capital campaigns. He believes in "leading the way" by giving his own money first and then encouraging others to do the same if they feel the same.
He has been the keynote speaker at some of North America's largest conferences including The City Church in Seattle, WA, The Potter's House in Dallas Texas and one of the largest international conferences in Toronto, Canada - which was televised and aired in multiple countries.
He is very active in his local community and has been the volunteer coordinator for 3 different school districts, recruiting and training over 100 volunteers to serve weekly in local schools. He is involved in several community groups and co-authored a county-wide emergency response project which networked county resources with both national and local nonprofit resources to serve the community.
Author of several training manuals and an avid reader, he is currently reading a biography on the JP Morgan banking dynasty and a book by Malcolm Gladwell titled, "David and Goliath."
He and his wife have an active 2 year old boy, who loves to wrestle. They live in Los Angeles and love to travel, good coffee, pastries that have a soul, and discovering new restaurants with friends.
Speaker. Trainer. Business Strategist.
A former executive of a billion dollar global consumer products company and awarded the Vistage UK, International Speaker of the Year, (World’s leading CEO membership organization) AmyK is a catalyst for producing sustainable solutions to a leader’s most pressing challenges. More than 40,000 executives in nine countries have benefited from her keen insight and intuitive understanding of the issues leaders face.
AmyK also served as Senior Executive Vice President, Operations for one of the largest sales and marketing firms in the U.S., was a chosen member of National Geographic's Educator Advisory Committee, and now serves as the Founder and Intelligence Activist of AmyK International, Inc., an executive development firm focused on leadership development, healthy team cultures and innovative thinking. With clients including AT&T, IBM, Wells Fargo, Walmart, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Dematic, Digitech Systems, Herman Miller and hundreds more, AmyK and her team travel the world helping senior executives lead and collaborate more effectively.
Her company won 5 Telly Marketing Awards and the Summit International's Award for Creativity. AmyK received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, and has been a featured guest on numerous TV and radio networks including NBC, Fox and ABC for her brain-based commentary on current events.
Rex Crain is an acclaimed speaker, author, and catalyst for change to Fortune Five Hundred companies, professional athletes, entertainers and people from all walks of life.
As a young man, Rex walked away from a baseball career with the Boston Red Sox to pursue his passion to help people. Rex has devoted the last eighteen years of his life to helping people discover and develop their own unique qualities of greatness. His gift to inspire has taken him around the world to bring strategies and insights to elevate human achievement and performance.
Rex’s passion is to make the world a better place to live by assisting individuals to live their best life. Throughout the years he has unselfishly given his energy and resources to those in need. Rex is considered one of the nations top leaders in peak performance coaching.
Rex, his wife Katrina and daughter Kira live in Los Angeles, Ca
HOST OF THE MIKE SLATER SHOW
FREQUENT GUEST ON FOX NEWS AND FOX BUSINESS
NAMED TOP 5 “YOUNG GUNS” OF TALK RADIO
Mike Slater is a 31 year old graduate of Yale University where he majored in history. He is host of “The Mike Slater Show” each weekday on KFMB in San Diego and every Saturday on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze Radio.
You may have heard Mike when he hosted “Mike Slater: Young Conservative” on Sirius/XM PATRIOT or when he filled in for Glenn Beck's TV and Radio Show. Mike is a frequent guest on Fox News and Fox Business, as well as MSNBC, CNN and The Dr. Drew Show on HLN. Last year, Slater was named Top 5 “Young Guns” of Talk Radio. Slater recently conducted a 90 minute interview with Donald Trump in his Trump Tower board room.
Mike speaks to the Conservative heart by focusing on the 5 values that most inspire a virtuous life: curiosity, gratitude, hope, zest and love. Where other talk hosts may use anger, frustration and hopelessness to talk about current events, Slater tells stories that connect to eternal principles and conservative values.
Tracey is a Preacher of Success. His passion and enthusiasm to equip spiritual, social, and economic entrepreneurs for impact is noteworthy. Tracey has been an executive and success coach for over 15 years. As an international coach to business people and entrepreneurs, Tracey conducts events and conferences for achievers and wealth builders. One of Tracey's goals is to equip them to use their God-given creativity without limits.
He has developed mentoring and coaching platforms for every level of marketplace leader. He says, “everyone should fully experience and live life to the fullest.” Through Auxano School of Success, Academy of Influence, and Barrier Buster Coaching systems, he trains marketplace leaders, as well as anyone who has a next level goal to achieve.
Tracey’s newest venture is Destiny Channel, a 24/7 and on-demand streaming channel for progressive television programmers, Indie filmmakers, and musicians. Destiny Channel features leadership, business, short movies, and music videos as a platform for new talent and thought. Destiny Channel and Lionheart Productions come alongside creatives to empower them to live their dreams. Tracey also hosts his program Motiv8 TV on Destiny Channel.
In addition, Tracey has authored 5 books. One of which is a bestselling leadership book titled, “Followership.” His latest book is “The Art of Joy” published by Charisma House Publishing.
Tracey doesn't only teach these principles. He also owns two businesses with patented business solutions and operates two non-profit corporations.
Tracey Armstrong and his wife, Nathalie, pastor Citadel Church in Bellevue, WA with their three children, Tristen, Yosef, and Sophia. Tracey believes that life is better experiencing it with family.
Steve Weatherford's passion and love for life can be felt from a mile away. A proud Husband, Father of 5, fitness expert, wealth creator and a Super Bowl Champion, Steve's mission is to empower others to live an abundant life through health, wellness and fitness. After retiring from the NFL, he founded Weatherford Fit, where he believes taking care of oneself allows us to serve the people around us in a deeper way as we become the best version of ourselves.
Shanda Sumpter is the founder and Queen Visionary of HeartCore Business. With her contagious energy and proven strategies, she has empowered thousands to take control of their financial circumstances while sharing their gifts with the world. Shanda lives on the beautiful coast of California with her toddler and husband, where she runs HeartCore Business from her oceanfront home.