The Foundation is growing, and we’re expanding our amazing roster of speakers every month. Check back soon to see some amazing new speakers coming on board!
Top Motivational Speaker to Schools
Travels from: Atlanta, GA, USA | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Jeremy Anderson is a leading expert, author, and one of the premier motivational speakers in the educational arena. Jeremy has made it his life’s work to help students and teachers become the best version of themselves. Years ago, Jeremy experienced many challenges such as drug and alcohol abuse and constant failure in school. He was able to transition from that to now being a powerful speaker who inspires and instructs students, teachers, and leaders on how to take their lives to the next level! Jeremy is a walking testimony of Next Level Living. He went on to receive his high school diploma as well as obtain his bachelor’s and master’s degree. Today, Jeremy owns several successful businesses, and he has authored 7 books thus far!
Best Selling Author | Nationally Recognized Top Speaker | Transformation Expert
Travels from: Santa Monica, CA, USA, | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Cheryl Hunter is a bestselling author, coach and speaker who provides expert commentary on resilience for news sources such as CNN, Dr. Oz and PBS. Cheryl never set out to be an expert in resilience, but while traveling abroad as a teenager, she was abducted by two criminals who held her captive and eventually left her for dead. Cheryl survived this life-changing trauma, refocused her life, and used her experience to create an educational framework that empowers people to flourish after facing challenges and adversity. Her proprietary education has been profiled by PBS, HLN and BuzzFeed, and has helped over a quarter million people learn to be successful, self-confident, and happy, no matter what comes their way. Forbes named Cheryl in their top four, “favorite TED speakers,” saying Cheryl has “something very important to teach about reaching your fullest potential on this planet.”
Amazing Man Behind “If I Can…”
Travels from: Alberta, Canada | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
“I’m very lucky to have these opportunities to speak to various groups of people all over the world. I am so grateful that I am able to do what I do, see the places I have seen so far in my life, and have the opportunity to speak at schools, seminars, conferences and be a keynote speaker at various events across the world. I absolutely love sharing my story and spreading my message of, ‘If I Can…’. My life has been a fun ride with a lot of laughs and I make sure that my presentation reflects my experiences. I have not let limitations or obstacles in my life stand in the way of achieving my goals and dreams and I encourage others to do the same. Furthermore, I am constantly setting new goals for myself and I think it’s important for everyone to always be challenging themselves as well. I lead by the example of doing the things I have done so far in my life to help others realize that they only hold themselves back from doing the same! I would love to continue spreading my message and challenging myself and others through my presentations.”
Born without legs and abandoned at a Buddhist temple…..Nothing keeps Kanya down!
Travels from: California | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
“Life never holds me back, because I found a way to adapt through obstacles and challenges without having any legs, whether it is on a surfboard, skateboard or just everyday life. It makes me feel free, alive and most importantly happy.” Kanya is a woman who embraces every challenge thrown her way with her motto “No Legs No Limits”, she knows how to stay in front of the game. And if you haven’t heard of Kanya Sesser, you’re about to, although you’ve probably already spotted her in your favorite shows The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, Code Black, Hawaii Five-0, music videos and multiple ad campaigns. The words endurance, power and bravery is what Kanya embodies with a smile and her energy captivates you the moment you meet her.
World renowned chef, Author, Television host, Philanthropist, Public Speaker.
Travels from: Australia | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
A native of New Zealand, Jason Roberts is known for his charismatic smile and engaging personality. Having grown up in a family of culinary professionals, Jason discovered his passion for food at a young age. Turning it into a career, he spent seven years as an Executive Chef at Bistro Moncur in Sydney, Australia, becoming a three-time author and a beloved television host in New Zealand, Australia, and in the United States. As a long-time supporter of OPAL, an initiative founded in Australia that teaches families in under-served areas how to cook healthy meals, Jason’s advocacy for healthy living continues to make a difference. He is a dedicated partner of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, where he serves as a spokesman and advocate to help end childhood hunger in America.
Legendary Skateboarder, Surfer, Musician, and original member of the Zephyr Skateboard team
Travels from: Santa Monica, CA, USA | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Considered one of the most important and influential skateboarders of all time, Tony became a professional skateboarder and very famous from his early teens. He has continued to evolve as an artist doing what he loves: surfing, skateboarding, and playing music. When Tony surfs/skateboards you see the raw power that results from his natural, intuitive style and sense of timing. A big part of his life today is being involved in encouraging youth to skate, surf and rise above challenges.
Legendary Skateboarder, Surfer, Activist, Artist, Educator, & original member of the Zephyr Skateboard team
Travels from: Santa Barbara, CA, USA | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
In the 1970’s, Peggy broke barriers in the world of skateboarding as the only female member of the Zephyr Skateboard team, made famous in the film Dogtown & Z Boys. In 2012, she was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. While surfing continues to be a vital part of her daily life, she has become a tireless advocate for cetacean rights through her Origami Whales Project, and “Let’s Face It” Visual Petition campaign. She has a deep commitment to our planet that drives her to inspire people around the world to make a difference. Peggy inspires not only with her art, she inspires with her actions.
Relentless Learning Founder, Principal of the Year, World Renowned Speaker
Travels from: Woodbridge, VA, USA| Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Hamish is a highly sought after Keynote Speaker all around the world, he loves the opportunity to impact people and make a difference – this is what he does and this is what he is passionate about. He delivers a motivational presentation that will completely change your perspective on life, business and education. A message that will challenge you to be better, to make those around you better and to leave an impact on world through your legacy – people want to be part of something special, something bigger than themselves – come on a journey that will inspire you at any time of year to chase greatness and change the lives of the people around you. Hamish will take you on a hard-hitting journey that will challenge to rethink your practices, to disrupt the norm and change the game. Find out if you have or are willing to go one more round, if your willing to advocate for every single person and child. Find out if your willing to take your school or organization to the next level.
Mindfulness teacher, community organizer, philanthropist, author, self-care activist, public speaker, former corporate executive
Travels from: Santa Barbara, CA, USA| Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Teacher, Public Speaker and Author of the forthcoming book “Sit Down to Rise Up” (Publisher: New World Library due out Fall 2021), Shelly Tygielski is a Self-Care Activist and Community Organizer who helps leaders desiring to do the “inner work” expand the result of that work to communities and to the building of movements. Shelly brings modern mindfulness into corporations, public and private agencies and to professional athletic organizations and public schools in a practical, accessible manner. She offers workshops, retreats, private sessions and keynote speaking, and has worked with Fortune 1000 and Inc 500 companies, non-profits and NGOs, public school systems, and professional sporting franchises to help improve individual or group performance, efficiency, focus and reduce levels of anxiety and stress through the use of mindfulness training. She is a grass-roots community organizer who uses mindfulness as a tool for impact in the social and environmental justice space. Shelly is a trained trauma-informed meditation teacher who has spent a lot of time over the last four years embedded in communities affected by daily gun violence and mass shootings, and in social justice organizations who are seeking to build resilience in order to continue the good work they are doing, effectively.
Poseiden Foundation President | “Dream Weaver” I AM HUMAN Inspirer & leader
Travels from: North County, California | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English, Spanish
Micaela Ramirez’s love for inspiring others to pursue their passions and accomplish their dreams and has assisted in helping many females, youth, and adults conquer their fears to actualize their dreams into reality through motivational speaking engagements, creating dream sharing workshops, and using action sports as a catalyst to ignite inspiration and empowerment within oneself. Micaela has created historical events Globally that break societal barriers, teach communities about their environmental impacts and how they can leave a positive footprint for the future, as well as, how each and every person and the ability to believe in themselves and others, and by doing so, they have the power to transform negative mindsets to a positive ones’ to make confident and influential differences in the world. She has MS in Special Education and BA in Spanish and Elementary Education. She has traveled extensively from East Coast, West Coast, and parts of Mid-West and South United States as well as, Japan, Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, and South America, inspiring youth to protect their planet, future, and the importance of giving back and philanthropy. She believes that all movements begin with a ripple effect, that can create a wave of inspirational goodness and it all starts with being human and what does being human mean to oneself.
Matthias Giraud (aka “Super Frienchie”)
World Famous professional Skier & B.A.S.E jumper
Travels from: Bend, OR, USA | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English, French
“Sharing his philosophy through unique life experiences on how to find meaning in discomfort, and maximizing the human potential.” Sharing his philosophy through unique life experiences on how to find meaning in discomfort, and maximizing the
human potential. Matthias was born in Evreux, France and grew up skiing at St. Gervais-les-Bains/Megeve, France. After graduating with a Business Administration degree, he created a career out of turning his wildest dreams into reality. Matthias has spent over the last decade being a professional skier and B.A.S.E. jumper. Matthias has become one of the pioneers of ski B.A.S.E. jumping. He has accomplished many first descents, and ski B.A.S.E. jumps across the globe. Including the first ski B.A.S.E. jump off the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Matthias has a unique understanding of adversity. Even after sustaining life threatening injuries, his focus never vanished and he always found meaning in some of the darkest moments… As Matthias believes life is a celebration of the human potential, (mental, physical, and emotional). Through unique stories, he will share how B.A.S.E. jumping has taught him how to live his life with “Serenity in Uncertainty”.
World renowned and respected big wave surfing pioneer
Travels from: Half Moon Bay, CA | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Jeff Clark is one of the most noteworthy and respected big wave surfers in the world, made famous by surfing the giant waves of Mavericks off the rugged northern California Coast. Mavericks is considered to be the most dangerous big wave on the planet, with waves reaching 60 feet and more, rising from frigid waters and breaking on a virtual graveyard of jagged rocks. Jeff was the first to surf Mavericks, taking on the big waves alone for 15 years before he could convince the surfing world to join him. Today, Mavericks draws only the most accomplished big wave surfers and is home to the annual Mavericks surf competition, founded by Jeff. This annual event now draws a worldwide audience and has become the most viewed sporting event online.
Famed TV & Movie personality, skateboarder, author, 20 year addiction survivor and advocate
Travels from: Baltimore, MD, USA | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Iconic Professional Skater | Renowned session musician | Founder, McRad Skate-Punk band
Travels from: Philadelphia, PA, USA | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
As both a professional skateboarder and prolific musician, Chuck Treece defines what skaterock is all about. Chuck began skateboarding professionally in Philadelphia in 1982, while simultaneously starting his music career. As a pro skater, Chuck garnered endorsements from multiple companies, including Santa Cruz Skateboards, Powell-Peralta, and Airwalk sneakers. He has the honor of being the first African-American to be featured on the cover of a national skateboard magazine, Thrasher! As a musician, he founded the iconic skate-punk band, McRad, but his musical talent and accomplishments have grown more diverse and dynamic, recently being awarded a coveted Pew Fellowships in the Arts. His musical credits include remixing songs for Amy Grant and Sting, playing the bass line on “The River of Dreams” by Billy Joel, filling in on drums at a Pearl Jam concert, and touring with Urge Overkill and Bad Brains.
Longboard Girls Crew Co-Founder & CEO | “The Shift” visionary & leader
Travels from: Madrid, Spain | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English, Spanish
Valeria Kechichian loves board sports, gender equality, drumming, nature, dismantling the system and eating cake. Not necessarily in that order. Born in Argentina to an Armenian family Valeria had a complicated childhood and even more complicated teenage years (who didn’t, right?). She struggled with self-esteem and couldn’t find meaning in life until she packed her bags and left for Europe at the age of 20. Today, this passionate woman is the co-founder of the Longboard Girls Crew (LGC), the founder of the NGO Longboard Women United (LWU) as well as a public speaker and, in her own words, ‘a strong advocate for change’!
Internationally recognized Painter/Author/Skateboarder/Entrepreneur
Travels from Montreal, Canada/Available: worldwide/Languages: English and Spanish
Chris Dyer is an artist that has excelled in many mediums and styles. From deep spiritual canvas paintings, to skateboard graphics, to murals all over the world, his iconic soul expressions are appreciated by people all around the planet. Chris grew up in Lima, Peru, where he followed a darker path of street gang battles and later challenges with alcohol and drugs. But he came out of that destructive path through travelling, art, meditation and shamanic practices. By now, Chris has travelled to almost 40 countries around the world to share his visual energy, teach workshops, and aid with the healing of humanity. He also owns a successful clothing brand called “Positive Creations”.
Guide/ Runner-Up 1st CBS Survivor
Travels from: Truckee, California | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English, Spanish
Kelly Wiglesworth is a professional Class V River and Outdoor Adventure guide with more than 20 years experience. She has traveled to over 28 countries and was the runner-up on the first season of CBS Survivor. Kelly didn’t win the million dollars (she lost by one vote) but she did live for 39 days in the most inhospitable jungle on the planet. Battling the elements, other competitors and herself, she came out the other side a winner, despite not taking home the paycheck. Following her time on Survivor, Kelly hosted her own travel TV series for the E! Channel, Celebrity Adventures, taking celebrities on extreme adventures around the world. She lived in a remote fishing village in Mexico for 10 years, often without power or running water, where she gave birth to her son without the conveniences of modern medicine. Kelly is a natural born humanitarian and has been working with various adaptive recreation programs and non-profit organizations since she was 12. Leading by example, she continues this work with her six year old son in tow, raising him to be a humanitarian and helping people around the world have access to basic survival needs: Water, Food, Shelter. Her motto: “Just keep being yourself and see what happens”
Spoken word artist | Actress | Mental health advocate
Travels from: Long Island, New York | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Dailyn Santana is a spoken word artist, actress, and mental health advocate originally from Elizabeth, New Jersey. She is eradicating stigma by storm. She collaborates on a series of vlogs, podcasts, and media news sites doing interviews on mental health advocacy; where she also shares pieces of her spoken word. She has traveled across the country with her poetry and has spoken on many panels where she shares her experiences as a person living with bipolar 1 disorder. She has worked with youth and adults living with mental illness. She believes her purpose is to inspire by opening her heart and sharing her story in creative and out-of-the box ways. Dailyn wants to help those battling with their illnesses with tremendous support, loving oneself, building character, and through the undeniable power of education. She has cultivated her vulnerability beatifically with her messages of how embracing her weakness brought her true strength.
Professional Drummer | Composer | Singer | Music Producer | Skateboarder
Travels from: Nyack, NY, USA | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Raymond Levier is a world-class touring drummer, inspirational speaker, songwriter and composer. He loves drumming, skateboarding, hiking with his dogs, and meeting new people. At age 12 just after he took his first drum lesson he was burned 69% of his body in a camping accident and lost most of the digits on his hands. Doctors gave him a slim chance of survival and told him to forget about drumming which only strengthened his resolve. My message is simple if I can do it so can you it’s all about never giving up, working hard and persevering. Ray is passionate about helping others to empower them selves on a heroic level despite the odds.
Greg Autry PhD
NASA Landing Team Member | Author | Speaker | Entrepreneur
Travels from: Yorba Linda, CA | Available: Worldwide | Languages: English
Dr. Greg Autry served on the NASA Agency Review (Landing) Team and as Interim White House Liaison at NASA as Part of the Presidential Appointments (Beachhead) team. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Greg Autry is an educator, writer and technology entrepreneur. He researches and publishes on space commerce, entrepreneurship, technology innovation and trade policy. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship with the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he teaches entrepreneurship and technology commercialization course. Dr. Autry has testified to the U.S. Congress and has presented at the Canadian Parliament. He has spoken at the Heritage Foundation, the National Association of Business Economists, The National Press Club, the AIAA Space conference and the California Democratic Party Convention. Dr. Autry speaks at conferences on space, security, investments and at corporate events.