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.
Lucy Aphramor, Ph.D., R.D., notably pioneered the use of a health at every size approach in the U.K. National Health Service, developing an eight-week HAES course that is now available internationally through licensed facilitators. She is director of a consultancy dedicated to advancing health at every size theory and practice in and beyond the U.K. through training, research, and community engagement. Dr. Aphramor is also an honorary research fellow at Glyndwr University, Wales, and a visiting lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at Surrey University. Dr. Aphramor is the only U.K. dietitian with publishing and teaching expertise in critical weight science. She is at the forefront of the new international Critical Dietetics movement where her work blending critical thinking and compassionate self-care is enthusiastically received. Her influence extends to coverage in the popular press and her reputation as an outspoken scientist gains her interviews across the board from women’s magazines to the broadsheets.
Kevin J. Apple, Ph.D., is an assistant department head and associate professor at the Department of Psychology at James Madison University. He enjoys teaching a wide variety of classes including general psychology, research methods and the psychology of the Holocaust. His main research interests include both the intergroup bias and methods for assessing classroom learning. When not teaching classes or doing research, he is most likely spending time with his wife and two children or watching a reality television show. His favorite “Survivor” player is Ethan Zohn. Kevin admires Ethan for being a fierce competitor who played the game with integrity.
Shari Arison is an American-Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, owner of the Arison Group that operates in more than 40 countries across five continents to realize the vision of Doing Good. Its business arm, Arison Investments, operates in the fields of finance (Bank Hapoalim), infrastructure, real estate, and renewable energy (Shikun & Binui), salt (Salt of the Earth), and water (Miya). Its philanthropic arm, The Ted Arison Family Foundation, houses the organizations Essence of Life, Goodnet, All One, and Ruach Tova that operates Shari's global initiative Good Deeds Day. She also initiated Matan – Investing in the Community, based on United Way. Arison created a unique values-based model for values-driven leadership in business, organizations, and communities. She is repeatedly ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in the world, and as one of the world’s greenest billionaires. In 2013, Arison was named Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by George Mason University.