Global Health & Wellbeing Coaching Symposium
Global Health & Wellbeing Coaching Symposium
Helping Shape Healthy and Happy Humans
For those of you who joined us, thank you for making our first-ever virtual Symposium so incredible. Your presence and participation were absolutely essential in elevating the event experience – we’re so grateful you’re a part of our #CoachingCommunity!
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DEAN ORNISH, M.D., is the Founder and President of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and also at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ornish was trained in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address.
For over 40 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. Medicare created a new benefit category, “intensive cardiac rehabilitation,” to provide coverage for this program.
He directed the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may slow, stop or reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer. His research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease, as well as the first controlled study showing that these lifestyle changes may begin to reverse cellular aging by lengthening telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes which regulate aging (in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology).
He is the author of six books, all national bestsellers. His research and writings have been published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, and New England Journal of Medicine. His work has been featured in all major media, including cover stories in Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report.
He has received numerous awards, including the 1994 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley, a U.S. Surgeon General Citation, a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association, the Plantrician Project Luminary Award, and the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Ornish’s three main-stage TED talks have been viewed by more than 5 million people. He has written a monthly column for TIME, Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines, is a LinkedIn Influencer, was the medical editor for the Huffington Post,(2009-2016), and co chaired Google Health with Marissa Mayer (2007-2009).
He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.
The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011-2017.
Dr. Ornish was recognized as “one of the 125 most extraordinary University of Texas alumni in the past 125 years;” by TIME magazine as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by LIFE magazine as “one of the fifty most influential members of his generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.”
She is the creator of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine’s digital platform—including Empower, a turnkey learning management system that trains health care professionals and supports participants to transform their health throughout the country.
In their new landmark book, UnDo It! Anne and Dean Ornish, MD present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why and how simple lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur. undoitbook.com
She is a certified Integrative Health & Spirituality practitioner through the California Pacific Medical Center and also received professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Stress Reduction Clinic. In addition, she completed the Academy for Interactive Guided Imagery’s two-year certification program. She has 25 years of advanced training in yoga and meditation. Anne and her work were featured on the cover of Yoga Journal magazine’s July/August 2006 issue
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Margaret Moore/Coach Meg, MBA, is an executive coach, and founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation, the first coaching school for health professionals. Wellcoaches has trained 13,000 coaches in 50 countries since 2000. In 2010 Margaret co-founded the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Board of Medical Examiners, establishing coaching standards, coach certification, and healthcare reimbursement of health and well-being coaching services.
Moore is co-founder (2009) and Chair of the Institute of Coaching at McLean, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, and co-director of the Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference offered by Harvard Medical School since 2008. Moore teaches transformational leadership at Harvard Medical School’s Office of Global Education, and coaching psychology at Harvard University Extension School.
She is co-author of 19 peer-reviewed articles and 7 book chapters on coaching, the peer-reviewed Coaching Psychology Manual published by Wolters Kluwer, and Harvard Health Books Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life and Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life.
Dan Kendall is the founder of Mission Based Media, Managing Editor of Health Podcast Network and host of Digital Health Today, a podcast and media platform that features the leading innovators and innovations transforming and improving health and wellness. Dan’s experience in marketing, health and technology spans over 20 years in Europe and the US.
As an engineer and business leader, Dan has worked to develop, launch and scale innovative products and solutions that impact health and wellness. As an entrepreneur, he knows firsthand what it takes to start a business, build a team, and compete in the global marketplace.
At Mission Based Media, Dan leverages his experiences to help great leaders, innovators and organizations share their stories and connect to users, investors and other stakeholders. Tune in to his conversations with guests from around the world by visiting digitalhealthtoday.com
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Barbara is the founder and President of the Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC, a law firm dedicated to improving legal access and compliance for the health and wellness industries. She is also lead author of the book Rule the Rules on Workplace Wellness Programs, published by the American Bar Association. She is a frequent writer and speaker on health and wellness law topics, having presented for national organizations such as WELCOA, National Wellness Conference, HPLive, Healthstat University and HERO.
Barbara J. Zabawa is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Health Sciences, Department of Health Services Administration where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health law and compliance, US health care delivery and health professions career development.
Before graduating with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School, she obtained an MPH degree from the University of Michigan. Immediately prior to starting her own firm, she was Associate General Counsel and HIPAA Privacy Officer for a large health insurer where she advised on Affordable Care Act matters. She was also a shareholder and Health Law Team Leader at a large Wisconsin law firm.
Barbara serves health and wellness professionals and organizations across the country as an advocate, a transactional lawyer and a compliance resource. Her commitment to improving health and wellness also shows through her community service. Barbara founded the Wellness Compliance Institute, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve wellness program and activity compliance. She has started a new podcast called LemonSpark, where she seeks stories that offer hope, inspiration and a sense of belonging for people experiencing trauma. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the National Wellness Institute and Rogers Behavioral Health System.
Lisa Fraley, JD, is an Attorney, Legal Coach®, Speaker and #1 Best-Selling Author of Easy Legal Steps…That are Also Good for Your Soul. She’s also the host of the “Legally Enlightened” podcast on iTunes. As a Holistic Lawyer®, Lisa blends her legal expertise as a former health care attorney in a large corporate law firm and the care of a Health Coach through IIN Life Coach through Coach U. She’s helped thousands of heart-centered coaches, entrepreneurs and holistic practitioners protect their businesses and brands with contracts, disclaimers, trademarks and more. Lisa shares her “Legal Love” through DIY legal templates, online courses and 1:1 services and spoken on stages from British Columbia to the Bellagio. Lisa’s mission is to help small business owners understand that the law can be accessible, empowering, loving, and even spiritual and she’s uniquely known for aligning legal steps with the chakras.
Lisa’s a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s nationally-ranked health law program and holds a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School Online. Join the Legal Love tribe and receive free legal tips at lisafraley.com
Christine Hansen is an award-winning business coach & consultant for online entrepreneurs who want to embrace their inner lazy, profit like a pro, and add philanthropist to their list of credentials—without ever undercharging or feeling like they have to be anyone but themselves again.
With 10+ years as a sought-after TedX France and keynote speaker, Christine’s work is featured in Forbes, Business Insider, National Geographic, and more.
Having built two successful online businesses herself, Christine found out the hard way—like losing money on sketchy business investments and ruined “put your damn laptop away!” vacation moments—that most entrepreneurs are closer to burn out than they are to reaching 6-figures.(And they’re still worrying, “Am I overcharging?!“)
Christine is famous for sharing cautionary tales from the trenches, tell-it-like-it-is tips, her all-time go-to (no-brainer) tech tools she uses to get twice as much done in half the time, and gushing her best secrets to help you bust past your blind spots, be true to yourself, and breakthrough to 6-figures in under a year…all while donating to charity, taking vacations every 6 weeks, and spoiling yourself with something nice on a very regular basis.”
Marina is a passion-driven CEO and breast cancer superhero. After receiving her cancer diagnosis at the age of 37, her mission became to help other women feel in control and beautiful through the healing process. Shortly after her diagnosis, she received her health coaching certification, which guided her to discover an opportunity to innovate in the increasingly important field of health coaching.
She founded YourCoach.Health as a practice management platform and hub for all things health coaching, to transform the way coaches run their business.
Marina endeavors to bring the power of health coaching to as many people as possible.
Cole Spike is the founder and CEO of Spike Society, a consulting agency that’s devoted to empowering wellness brands to thrive in an increasingly digital world. While there are countless marketing or career management companies out there, Cole is uniquely fit to work with wellness professionals because her passion for this industry is real. In fact, Cole is certified in Holistic Health Coaching, specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, holistic nutrition, and self-improvement coaching.
Cole’s clientele includes doctors of integrative and naturopathic medicine, fitness professionals and health coaches, energy healers, health coaching organizations, and small businesses.
Cole knows what audiences are looking for in the wellness space, and she knows exactly how to help her clients deliver their message, product, and gifts to the market. Cole’s ability to calmly lead, manage teams, and help brands execute their highest vision has been life-changing for countless businesses and individuals. Cole looks forward to continuing to empower brands that are making the world a healthier and better place.
Afro Flow Yoga® founder, Leslie Salmon Jones enjoys a career working with clients, students, diverse populations, youth and community organizations to help develop mastery over their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-beings. Leslie has been cultivating her passion as a professional dancer, yoga instructor, wellness coach, public speaker and community activist. She completed her BA in interdisciplinary studies in health sciences and dance at SUNY, NYC and has had the opportunity to study and train with world-renowned Master of Dance, yoga and spirituality.
It was through her intensive dance training at the Alvin Ailey School in New York that Leslie was first introduced to yoga, and nearly twenty-five years later, she remains dedicated to her yoga practice and teaching. It was the connection with African spirituality, yogic principals, the intrinsic expression of movement through nature’s elements and a transformational journey throughout Africa and the Caribbean, that inspired Leslie to create Afro Flow Yoga® in 2008, along with her multi-instrumentalist and music director husband, Jeff Jones.
Renèe is a nationally certified professional aromatherapist and certified holistic health consultant who works with high achieving women and men who want to create a holistic lifestyle with more meaningful self-care routines. From relief of anxiety and stress to eliminating sleepless nights, she’s helped these incredibly busy people move through major mindset shifts and health transformations. Using the chemistry of essential oils, aroma tapping and breathwork they are able to create balance between home and work life while honoring their bodies through nurturing healing processes. Renèe is a creative, passionate, introvert of rare proportions. She uses that part of her personality to connect with clients and create meaningful solutions to everyday challenges. Her intention for her readers, students and clients is to give them the tools to make positive changes and the power to recognize, appreciate and relish all the intricacies unique to them!
In addition to her role at Hofstra University as the Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurship, Kenia Nunez is a social entrepreneur. Kenia developed an award winning self-care curriculum, SavvyGems that she has taught over the last six years. Kenia is a certified yoga teacher and health coach and an Amazon best-seller. Kenia has completed trauma informed trainings and is well versed in teaching troubled teens, the special needs community, immigrants as well as conducting workshops for parents and facilitating all day professional development trainings for teachers at the NYC Department of Education. Kenia has also taught counselors and employees from Rikers Island on wellness. She has led trainings for entrepreneurs, high-schools, colleges, hospitals, various government agencies, executives and suicide prevention initiatives. In 2018, Kenia won a Verizon Innovative Leaders Award for her self-care program. Kenia’s greatest passion is customizing culturally responsive wellness programs for women and their unique needs.
Samuel Salzer is a leading behavioral strategist and habit expert, having worked with organizations across Europe, Australia, and North America. Among other things, he’s one of the world’s first Chief Behavioral Officer (CBO) in tech, and he specializes in applying insights from behavioral science and behavioral economics to build user-centered and habit-forming products and services.
At the forefront of the emerging field of Behavioral Design, Samuel is a frequent keynote speaker, curates the popular newsletter Habit Weekly, and is the co-founder of Habit Coach Professionals, an innovative educational platform that brings behavioral economics and behavioral science strategies into health and fitness coaching.
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Dr. Megan Jones Bell is chief strategy and science officer at Headspace, a leader in the field of digital health and a visionary in making mental health care more effective, affordable, and accessible globally. Megan leads the company’s global corporate strategy, technology strategy, and new ventures including Headspace’s digital therapeutics subsidiary, Headspace Health. She also oversees medical and clinical affairs, behavioral science, and design research including implementation of a human-centered design process in product and content development. Megan’s science team focuses on developing evidence-based interventions and clinically validating the benefits of Headspace through over 70 clinical research studies conducted by Headspace’s academic partners. Megan previously also led Headspace’s enterprise business, including product development through go-to-market, and healthcare business development and partnership efforts.
Prior to Headspace, Megan was chief science officer and scientific founder at Lantern, an evidence-based digital mental health company. As part of Megan’s pioneering digital health research, she developed and validated over 20 digital health interventions. Megan is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Stanford University. At Stanford, Megan was previously an attending psychologist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, associate co-director of the Laboratory for the Study of Behavioral Medicine and director of the Healthy Body Image Program. She was also visiting faculty at the Medical University of Vienna where she ran an EU-funded 5-year multi-country digital mental health research study. Her academic and advocacy work has been recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health, the U.S. House of Representatives, the European Union, and Stanford University, among others.
Megan has a special interest in promoting youth mental health and has served on the board of directors for I Am That Girl, a nonprofit focused on promoting the mental health of adolescent girls. She was a longstanding co-chair of the National Eating Disorder Association’s Prevention Advisory Council whose work largely focuses on children and teens.
A key area of focus for Megan is on supporting brain health across the lifespan. She is on the scientific advisory board of Hilarity for Charity and is a braintrust member of the California Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force. Megan is a Nike Performance Council member and advises several large technology companies on mental health strategy.
Megan has a longstanding dedication to activating female leadership. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), mentor for the IWF and Ernst & Young (EY) Women Athletes Business Network Mentoring Program, and founding member of the Women Entrepreneurs and Leader Laboratory (WELL for Digital Health). Megan is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating cum laude from the University of California, San Diego. She received her master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from PGSP-Stanford University, and completed fellowships at Yale University and Stanford University School of Medicine.
An accredited Certified Intrinsic Coach who sat for the National Board Examination this October (2020), Sara Espina, MS, CN, CIC® is an empathetic growth strategist who fosters connection, introspection, and balance in those seeking to create change in their lives through motivational interviewing and intrinsic coaching methodologies. Sara has built her career on developing and leading successful coaching programs across several lifestyle topics, including nutrition, parenthood, stress, motherhood, and a CDC compliant diabetes prevention program for Fortune 500 companies, leading health services companies, and a number one nationally ranked Children’s Hospital. Sara now directs the coaching program for Kaia Health, an international DTx company focused on tackling chronic pain management, and is focused on scaling both internal and external coaching teams while providing best-in-class coaching services and programs.
Max Avruch is the Director of Health Coaching at Oshi Health, a digital health platform working towards advancing the standard of disease-management care in the digestive healthcare space.
As the Director of Health Coaching, Max leads the strategy, development and execution of digital health coaching for GI conditions and integration of the model within Oshi’s multi-disciplinary clinical care team. Prior to joining Oshi Health, Max worked for innovation + incubation center BCG Digital Ventures and Omada Health, leading Operations and former Health Coaching work. An advocate for DE&I, wellness, and cultures of belonging, Max’s main passion is to enable people and organizations to thrive and be their healthiest + happiest.
Jeff Dachis is the CEO and founder of One Drop, a digital health platform that uses machine learning and behavioral science to transform—and save—the lives of people living with diabetes, prediabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol worldwide. After Jeff was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he set out to create a proactive self-care solution that would revolutionize the way people think about their health. In 2015, One Drop was born. Since then, Jeff has successfully led the company through Series C financing and expanded One Drop beyond its direct-to-consumer roots by introducing an employer offering.
Jeff is a digital visionary and serial entrepreneur. Considered one of the early pioneers in the development of the internet, Jeff is co-founder, former CEO, and chairman of Razorfish (acquired by Publicis), the world’s largest digital marketing solutions firm, where he bootstrapped the company and led it through its successful $55MM IPO in 1999. Jeff had early involvement in the creation of the first banner ad and web animation, and his digital work is exhibited as part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Jeff later founded Dachis Group, ultimately acquired by Sprinklr in 2014, with the vision of unlocking the value of social business for large corporate enterprises and brands. Today, Jeff is driven by One Drop’s mission to transform health, change lives, and unlock new opportunities for everyone living with chronic conditions worldwide.
Eugene is a serial intra and entrepreneur, executive, venture builder, speaker & board advisor with a focus in digital health. Eugene is a Chairman and COO at YourCoach Health. Prior to YourCoach, Eugene served as a Global Head of Digital Health at Bayer.
He has also co-founded and sold a doctor rating startup and a consulting company. Eugene enjoys running, writing, traveling and spending time with his family.
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Fiona Cosgrove is the owner of Wellness Coaching Australia in Australia, where she has been running programs for over 12 years and is at the forefront of the industry, both in Australia and with international involvement.
Fiona holds Masters degrees in Sports Science and in Counselling and is undertaking a PhD through Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK. She serves on the Board of Health Coaches Association Australia and New Zealand and Vice Chairs the Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness Coaching Initiative, both promoting the need for further standards, research and development of the field of health and wellness coaching. Her career in health and wellness spans three decades and she has held multiple roles across business and academia.
Fiona is the author of Coach Yourself to Wellness book and workbook. www.wellnesscoachingaustralia.com.au
As a Health & Self-care Coach for midlife women, Kim Acedo, MS, CHWC, believes that a healthy life is a life you’ll love!
She partners with women in midlife who are ready, willing and able to make a healthy change in their lives and helps them improve their Sleep, Food, Mood, and Exercise habits so that they can live a healthier and more joyful life in a body they love living in.
Kim has a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and is the owner of Transformation Wellness for Women where she works with her clients virtually in the comfort of their own home. She’s also the host of the Me Time Midlife Podcast.
She is a whole-health expert and a credentialed Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine Health Coach and a trained Nutritional Chef. Her over 30 years’ experience in the health and wellness space, includes roles as a former health research psychologist in Public Health Medicine, an NHS/Department of Health Programme Manager and a Director of a Management Consultancy.
Izabella runs a health information website and whole-health coaching practice at www.IzabellaNatrins.Com and is an experienced public speaker. She is the author of The Real Food Solution – a treasury of research and evidence-based food wisdom for energy, vitality and better health for people and planet, the profits from which support the work of the British Association for Holistic Medicine and Health Care’s Real Food Campaign UK where she is Campaign Manager.
Dominique Hodgin is the Executive Director of Education for the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, an early pioneer in the field of Health Coach Training and Certification, that has trained coaches in over 80 countries. In her position she oversees the Institute’s Health Coach Training and Certification programs and plays a principal role in ongoing curriculum development.
She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, a Nutrition Certification, is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and has been practicing Health Coaching for over 13 years. Dominque also serves on the Council of Advisors for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching. Her knowledge and experience have given her the opportunity to be a leader and innovator in the field of health coaching.
Sarah F. Fisher is the Global Health Financing Lead Johnson & Johnson. She has 18 years of experience in leading new business development efforts across a breadth of healthcare areas in global markets including areas of Prevention and Wellness, alongside her current role in the public health space. She was awarded the first-ever Corporate Entrepreneur accolade by Corporate Entrepreneurs, LLC. and is the head of the healthcare arm of the international venture club based in the EU. She serves as venture partner to select investors and as a board member to select ventures. Her passion is in the cross section of food, ag and health and she is a personal investor in a food business. She studied Integrative Nutrition and received her health coaching certification in 2017.
She has a Masters of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Wellesley, MA and a post -graduate diploma in Global Business from the University of Oxford in Oxford, UK.
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Josh Clemente, Founder of Levels, is a mechanical engineer and CrossFit-L2 trainer. At SpaceX, he led a team to develop life support systems that sustained astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on their May 2020 trip to the International Space Station aboard Dragon Endeavor: the first new crew-carrying spacecraft since 1980. Josh has also spent time designing and building Hyperloop technology and leading engineering for a company providing vehicle-based rescue systems for emergency response teams. Josh enjoys the outdoors, functional fitness training, technology, coffee, and restoring motorcycles.
Composer, Producer and Owner of the Music Production Studio Musikvergnuegen LA, HealthTunes, and The MusicMedicine Consultancy Vienna
Walter studied and worked with the best in the field (Steven Spielberg, Jerry Goldsmith …) His band, Edelweiss, received numerous gold and platinum awards for their international hit “Bring Me Edelweiss. Walter is also well known for having composed and produced the Intel “Bong,” allegedly broadcast somewhere in the world every five minutes. Currently, he is finalising Ludwig v Beethoven’s Xth Symphony with the help of AI.
In 2005 Walter founded “Music Beyond,” a production music library that was acquired by BMG.
In 2016 Walter launched “HealthTunes,” a digital pharmacy streaming evidence-based sound/music.
Walter earned a Masters in Psychology in 2016.
Kanchan Koya has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Harvard Medical School and a Health Coaching Certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. After a stint in the Biopharma industry, Kanchan decided to leverage her expertise in science and love of food to create Spice Spice Baby, a platform dedicated to shedding light on the science backed benefits of ancient spices to help people live a more vibrant, healthy and joyful life. Her book Spice Spice Baby was the first self-published cookbook to be featured on the TODAY show. Kanchan is part of the Creators Program at Buzzfeed Tasty, the largest food network online. When she isn’t creating health-boosting, tasty, spiced recipes or teaching folks about the benefits of spices and other functional foods, she is happiest running, doing yoga, cooking, eating, and drinking wine with her husband and 2 kids in Brooklyn.
Cofounder, former president of Wired Ventures, Inc.
Jane is the founder and CEO of NEO.LIFE, a weekly newsletter and website tracking the radical changes taking place in humans as we harness the tools of engineering and computer science to alter our own biology. She is the co-editor of the new book, NEO.LIFE: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species featuring scientists, investors, artists, and sci-fi writers. Prior to that, Jane made chocolate on a pier in San Francisco as the president of TCHO Chocolate. But she’s probably best known as the cofounder and former president of WIRED, whose businesses included the magazine (US, UK, and Japanese editions), the internet sites (including HotBot and WebMonkey), books, and TV. Under her management, Wired received numerous awards for journalism, general excellence, and design, and was required curriculum in computer science, business, film, and design schools. Called the magazine of the decade by AdAge, Wired recently celebrated its 25 th anniversary, and Jane was honored with a Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Jane is a frequent speaker and moderator at events and institutions ranging from UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, and Singularity University to ComicCon, the De Young Museum, StartUp Health, TEDx San Francisco, TEDx Carnegie Mellon, Wanderlust, etc. She likes growing roses, jumping thoroughbreds, and pretty much any mountain activity.