Mark Groves has a specialized interest in the area of Human Connection. He’s an author, speaker and sales consultant. He’s in love with science, psychology, and uncovering the mysteries of what makes great relationships work. Speaking of that, he’s certain there are no “secrets” when it comes to great relationships. Rather, he believes that all relationships are by design and we are all the architects of what we want.
Mark has a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and has written for Plenty of Fish, Thought Catalog, Goodmen Project and is the Relationship Columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper. When he’s not working with clients you’ll find him traveling the globe, playing in the mountains and ocean, or pretty much anything that gets his heart beating in the paradise that is Vancouver, BC.
Dallas Hartwig is a bestselling author, international speaker, functional medicine practitioner, nutritionist, and physical therapist who is mostly interested in answering the question, “how can we live well in the modern world?” He is the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole30 and It Starts With Food. Dallas is on the Advisory Boards for Paleo f(x), Fitwall, and SkinTē, and on the Board of Editors and Reviewers for the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. In his free time, he rides his motorcycles, snowboards, and travels for photography and life enrichment. Dallas lives in Salt Lake City, UT with his son.
Jayson Gaddis is a relationship student & teacher, author, host of the Smart Couple Podcast, and founder of The Relationship School. He is on a mission to teach people the one class they didn’t get in school– ‘How to do intimate relationships’. That’s why he founded The Relationship School. He was emotionally constipated for years before relationship failure forced him to turn his life over to learning about relationships. Now, he’s been married to his amazing wife since 2007 (after some brutal break ups) and has two beautiful kids. When he doesn’t live and breathe this stuff with his family, he pretty much gets his ass handed to him.
Sheleana or “Shay” is the Founder of RisingWoman.com, a writer, mentor and women’s work facilitator. She is a certified breathwork facilitator and trained full spectrum doula. Her 1-1 mentorship work with women exploring the realms of Conscious Relationship, Childhood Wounds and Healing the Mother Wound are her areas of passion and dedication.
Sheleana co-facilitates a transformational women’s group year round called the Rising Woman Sisterhood. Drawing on her own life experience, years of personal study, and continual in person training as a teachers assistant under Transpersonal Therapist and Teacher, Phil Mistlberger, her mission is to help women reconnect to their emotions and find their voice.
You’ll find Sheleana in just a few places: cuddled up at home with her partner, in Conscious Relationship Training and Shadow Work Therapy Chambers, and for breakfast and bookstore dates with her best friend and co-facilitator, Heather.
Sheri Salata is cohost of the popular podcast series “This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy” where she and her soulmate friend of 27 years, Nancy Hala, are recreating the middle of life as they set out to make the rest of their dreams come true. Sheri and Nancy are also co-founders of STORY, a media company producing print, digital and live event content, and Orange Dragon Productions developing TV and film content.
Sheri’s current venture is the evolution from her 21-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Her action-packed days as Executive Producer on The Oprah Winfrey Show were chronicled in the acclaimed docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri also served as Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Sheri has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and the 2017 Feminist Press Power Award winners. Sheri is a University of Iowa alum and mama to her English bulldogs, Bella and Kissy. She lives in Los Angeles.
In 2002 Branden Collinsworth was broke, homeless and a high school dropout.
Collinsworth is now an internationally renowned human performance coach and works exclusively with several of the most impactful people in sports, music, and business. Branden has been endorsed and worked with brand giants, SUMMIT, Lululemon, Redbull, Dr.Oz, MTV and is currently a Master Trainer for Nike.
He is the creator of Real Results Fitness an award-winning chain of high-performance gyms in Las Vegas. In 2015 his Real Results Fitness won the Mind-Body Bold Business of the Year award over 45,000 gyms/yoga studios worldwide.
Inspired by his travels, in fall 2016 he launched Warrior Retreats: An 8-day immersive retreat experience in the heart of Peru that is designed to help people step into their greatness and learn the importance of being a humanitarian.
In 2008 Collinsworth founded The Jump for Joy Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids lead healthier lives.
Selina Gray is a CPA, CA & a money relationship expert with over 15 years of experience reinventing finance for individuals & businesses. As an accomplished controller for two internationally publicly traded companies, she led an international team of over 30 finance ninjas. Selina believes that money is an inside job, it starts from within. She’s helped thousands of people transform their relationship with money by focusing on emotions, money mindset & practical money skills.
Colin Bender, like you, is a human being that has had many experiences on this planet. Some of them have felt good and some of them not so much. After facing immense adversity and struggling mentally he started to share his experiences on Social Media. For 30 days he did what he called The Vulnerability Challenge and shared his pain, shame, joy, fears, and pride. This in turn, created a following of people that began to reach out to share their similar experiences.
Colin is on a mission to foster connection by making vulnerability mainstream.
Founder of ‘Building a Tantric Life’, Brandie explores the world of being cognoscente of your actions and the steps needed to achieve an optimal level of living. Believing that making a change in the world begins with one’s self, she expands upon the strength of coherency to bring connectivity into your life for a result of fulfillment.
Teaching of love, compassion, communication and self-management strategies for the past 3 years, Brandie is an engaging, explosive and entertaining presenter with the ability to deliver her empowering message to all. Her experience and teachings will open your mind to not only make a difference in your life, but give you the tools to change it.
Brandie currently resides in beautiful Calgary, Alberta Canada and believes the world can be changed one heart at a time.
Shayla Stonechild is Metis and Plains Cree from the Muskowpetung reserve. However, she currently resides in Vancouver, BC and is an artist in residence at ‘Skwachays Lodge’. She has been acting, dancing and modelling since the age of six.
From growing up around her mother’s performing arts company, and continuing on to graduate from ‘Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts.’ and ‘Vancouver School of Yoga’. She has always been active within her community – she has received the titles of ‘Metis Youth Ambassador of Alberta’, ‘Youth Director of Sunworks Arts & Cultural Society’ and was a finalist for ‘Miss Teen Canada’ – representing her hometown, Medicine Hat.
She will be hosting her second season of APTN’s ‘Red Earth Uncovered’ alongside her costar, Tom Jackson. When Shayla isn’t filming, she can be found facilitating youth led workshops that focus on life promotion and raising kids self esteem through healing of the arts, meditation, movement and medicine. She has a history of collaborations but most recently with ‘Vancity Originals’, ‘Siksika Nike N7’ and ‘Lululemon’.