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Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis is CHOOSING HOPE

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis is CHOOSING HOPE

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis has transformed from small town teacher to hero and spreader of hope. Roig-DeBellis was reading to her class at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut when she heard gunshots. Thinking quickly, she flicked off all the lights, and ushered her class into their small bathroom. There they waited, while gunfire raged on the other side of the wall. Forty-five minutes later, she and her students were found by police officers ...
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Paula Boggs Changes the Pace

Paula Boggs Changes the Pace

AEI Speaker Paula Boggs brings new meaning to the phrase game changer.  Boggs was one of the first women to be congressionally appointed to the U.S. Navel Academy. Boggs served eight years as a regular officer in the United States Army, earning her airborne wings while doing so. After realizing she was not quite ready for active duty, Boggs changed direction. She received a Bachelor's degree from John Hopkins University, and later graduated from the ...
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Erik Wahl Gives Back

Erik Wahl Gives Back

When most people hear the name Erik Wahl, they think of an artist, mogul, speaker, author. But there is one category that continues to set Wahl apart from all others - his philanthropy.  Wahl served an eight year partnership with a corporate company. After losing his job, he decided to quit the rat race and turn to his true passion - art. He began crafting fantastic graffiti paintings in minutes. His act became widely known, ...
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NEWS UPDATE: Scott Steinberg

NEWS UPDATE: Scott Steinberg

He was called a "defining figure in business and technology" and a "top trendsetter to follow" by Fortune 500. He is Scott Steinberg: business extraordinaire, innovation expert, and management consultant. Known worldwide, Steinberg assists top companies, non profit organizations, and other businesses in harnessing their ability to modernize. His lessons on leadership, management, and trends help his clients to seize every opportunity that comes their way, and make the most out of them to better ...
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Egypt Sherrod has New HGTV Show!

Egypt Sherrod has New HGTV Show!

Newsflash!! Public speaker, real estate expert, and TV personality Egypt Sherrod has signed on for a new show with HGTV. The Property Virgins host is taking her home genius to the streets of Atlanta for her new show, Flipping Virgins. While Property Virgins has been helping first time homebuyers find their dream homes and work the real estate system, Flipping will assist in the re-doing and refurnishing of homes. Set to take place in Georgia, Flipping will ...
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Erik Qualman - Changing how You Tweet

Erik Qualman – Changing how You Tweet

In need for some summer reading? Check out author, speaker, social media expert, and professor Erik Qualman. The 43 year old has racked up a pretty impressive resume. After earning his B.A. in marketing from Michigan State University and an M.B.A in business from The University of Texas, Qualman put his education to use. He excelled in online marketing, bringing his expertise to companies like Cadillac, AT&T, Yahoo, and more. Qualman took what he learned ...
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Lei Wang Got to Work, Defied the Odds

Lei Wang Got to Work, Defied the Odds

In 2010, Lei Wang broke a world record. She completed her goal of climbing the Seven Submits and skiing both the North and South Poles. Wang became the first Chinese woman and the first Asian American ever to accomplish this feat.The seven submits are the Carstensz Pyramid (Indonesia), Vinson Massif (Chile), Elbrus (Russia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), McKinley (U.S.A.), Aconcagua (Argentina), and Mt. Everest (Nepal/ China).    Wang never imagined doing something like this, even as a young ...
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Scott Carney Publishes New Book!

Scott Carney Publishes New Book!

Investigative journalist and speaker Scott Carney's newest book, A Death on Diamond Mountain, is bringing enlightenment to the darker sides of meditation.  From the Amazon book review: "When thirty-eight-year-old Ian Thorson died from dehydration and dysentery on a remote Arizona mountaintop in 2012, The New York Times reported the story under the headline: "Mysterious Buddhist Retreat in the Desert Ends in a Grisly Death." Scott Carney, a journalist and anthropologist who lived in India for ...
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Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor Makes People Smile

We at AEI Speakers would like to take the time to recognize one of our distinguished speakers - Shawn Achor. Achor is somewhat of a local hero to us. After working his way through Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude with a masters in Christian and Buddhist ethics, Achor returned to the University for over a decade teaching. Achor became Head Teaching Fellow for his course, positive psychology, that became the most popular course at ...
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NEWS UPDATE: Zuriel Oduwole meets President of Guinea

NEWS UPDATE: Zuriel Oduwole meets President of Guinea

Zuriel Oduwole, 12, met with President Alpha Conde of Guinea on Nigerian Children's Day, May 28th 2015. President Conde came to Nigeria to attend the 2015 Presidential inauguration that took place the next day. During their conversation, the two discussed youth education in Guinea, challenges faced by a post-Ebola Guinea, and the development and future possibilities of Guinea.President Conde is the 15th World leader Oduwole has interviewed. She works across the African Continent to bring ...
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