Brooke Alpert, MS, RD, CDN, is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and author. She is the founder of B Nutritious, www.b-nutritious.com, a private nutrition counseling and consulting practice in New York City. Brooke’s expertise and nutrition knowledge has lead her to be featured on national television regularly including, The Doctor Oz Show, The Today Show, Access Hollywood and more. She was named one of the new up and coming stars in the beauty and health field in W Magazine and has been quoted and featured extensively in both national and international magazines including People, Shape, Glamour, Town & Country, Tatler, and more.
Brooke received her Masters of Science at New York University and completed her training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in affiliation with NYU. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Brooke, a former equestrian, is also a triathlete and a lover of mud runs. She resides in New York City with her husband and their two daughters.
Zalina Alvi is a contributing editor for a travel magazine in Toronto and moonlights as a pop culture aficionado. Visit her website at: www.zalinaalvi.com.
Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, Open Wide, and the Audible Original PurposeFULL. Described as a “Self-Help Guru” by Elle Magazine, she is a speaker, self love teacher and entrepreneur. She’s also the host of the top-rated podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show, where she shares her wisdom and interviews world-class performers and experts from around the globe including Seth Godin, Wim Hof, Sir Ken Robinson, Bruce Lipton, John Gray, and Jack Canfield.
Melissa is uniquely positioned to blow the lid off the toxic disease of comparisonitis, having worked extensively in industries where comparison culture is not only rampant, but openly encouraged—including a decade treading the boards as a successful actor, model and dancer (including a year-long stint performing at the Moulin Rouge in Paris), before “accidentally” becoming a social media influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers. Melissa is married to a rockstar (literally), and currently lives in Australia with her husband Nick Broadhurst and bonus son.
Books by Melissa Ambrosini
Dr. Daniel Amen was named the most popular psychiatrist in America by The Washington Post and the web’s #1 most influential expert and advocate on mental health by Sharecare. Dr. Amen is a physician, board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, 10 time New York Times bestselling author and international speaker. He is the founder of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa, Encino, and San Francisco, California; Bellevue, Washington; Reston, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York, and Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Amen is the author or coauthor of more than 70 professional articles, seven book chapters and more than 30 books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Daniel Plan and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, as well as Magnificent Mind at Any Age, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Use Your Brain to Change YourAge, Healing ADD and The Brain Warrior’s Way, The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook, Memory Rescue, and Feel Better Fast and Make It Last.
A Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominee, Lou Anders is the editorial director of Prometheus Books’ science fiction imprint Pyr (www.pyrsf.com), as well as the anthologies Outside the Box (Wildside Press 2001), Live Without a Net (Roc 2003), Projections: Science Fiction in Literature & Film (MonkeyBrain December 2004), FutureShocks (Roc January 2006) and Fast Forward 1 (Pyr February 2007). He is the author of The Making of Star Trek: First Contact (Titan Books 1996) and has published more than 500 articles in such magazines as The Believer, Publishers Weekly, Dreamwatch, Star Trek Monthly, Star Wars Monthly, Babylon 5 Magazine, Sci-Fi Universe, Doctor Who Magazine and Manga Max. His articles and stories have been translated into Danish, Greek, German, Italian and French. Visit him online at www.louanders.com.
Kip Andersen’s awakening as a filmmaker came as a result of An Inconvenient Truth. After seeing the film, he dramatically changed his lifestyle and believed he was doing everything he could to help the planet. But his life took a different direction when he found out animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction. Together with Keegan Kuhn he co-produced his first film, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, which became an overnight viral success and ignited the environmental movement. Following this success, he was invited to speak in front of the European Parliament and a new cut, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, was exclusively released on Netflix in September 2015. Andersen is the founder of A.U.M. Films and Media, a 501c3 non-profit focused on creating films and media that promote thrivability, compassion, and harmony for all life. He is also a serial entrepreneur, as well as a certified Jivamukti and Kundalini yoga teacher. Andersen is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo school of business and has called San Francisco home for more than a decade.
Pamela Anderson is a Canadian actress, author, and activist. She founded The Pamela Anderson Foundation, which supports organizations that fight for human, animal, and environmental rights (pamelaandersonfoundation.org). She is busy writing her next book, The Sensual Vegan.
Small-town Canadian girl takes her first plane ride—to land in L.A. (on Gay Pride Day) to shoot for Playboy . . . (moved to L.A. in 1990) 14 American Playboy covers. 100s worldwide. the "damsel in distress." As it seemed . . . was desired and always cared for by powerful and talented men . . . Her free-spirited naivety leads her through wild romantic and difficult affairs. Marrying 2 rockstars and a professional gambler . . . Her career— From Playboy to Baywatch, to Barb Wire and Borat Surrounded by artists. A muse . . . an activist, a misfit. 2 beautiful sons by Tommy Lee. Within a bohemian exotic life— They have raised very grounded and interesting sons . . . Out of the spotlight— shielding them from the craziness of Hollywood, fiercely protecting their childhoods. Act II of her life. Kids are grown . . . Full of different antics—indie films. Raw. Natural performances. Characters. More intimate and revealing than ever. Continuously surprising us . . . She is fearless and bold. Has found the balance between Sexy and a funny self-deprecating awareness. Relentlessly Compassionate . . . Adored by men and women around the world.
Dave Anderson, “Mr. Accountability,” is a leading international speaker and author on personal and corporate performance improvement. After an extensive career in the automotive retail business, Dave began LearnToLead with the goal to help individuals and organizations reach their personal and corporate potential. The author of fourteen books, and host of the wildly popular podcast, The Game Changer Life, Dave’s no-nonsense messages impact listeners and readers in nearly seventy countries. Dave speaks 100+ times per year to a wide array of businesses, non-profits, and works as a mental toughness consultant for individual athletes and teams. His immediately applicable messages, energized and dynamic presentation style, and unmatched content positively focuses, equips, and inspires teams to do better—and the principles he shares resonate with audiences from a wide array of industries: automotive, banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail, non-profits, law enforcement, universities, service industries, athletic teams, and more.
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (August 2007) is eighth in Donna Andrews’s Meg Langslow series from St. Martin’s Press. She has also written the Turing Hopper series (Berkley Prime Crime), featuring an artificial intelligence as the sleuth. When not writing, Donna can be found puttering in her garden, making small inroads on her massive to-be-read collection and playing with her computers. She’s vice president of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America, national chapter liaison for Sisters in Crime, the author liaison for Malice Domestic and a member of the Private Investigators and Security Association. For more information visit donnaandrews.com.
Valerie Andrews has spent more than 25 years chronicling social innovation. Her work has appeared in major magazines, on PBS television and the web. She recently coauthored The Business of Changing Lives: How One Company Took the Information Superhighway to the Inner City with Allan Weis, one of the founders of the Internet, and has edited several bestselling business books. Her articles about creativity, peak performance and changes in the American workplace have appeared in People, New York, Vogue, Esquire and on the Internet. She has also appeared as a commentator on public television and is the author of A Passion for this Earth, essays on our connection to the natural world. Her first book, The Psychic Power of Running, was published by Rawson Associates.