Angela Gaffney is a catalyst for healthy transformation. After surviving a health crisis that nearly took her life, she became a Certified Health Coach and has helped hundreds of others achieve their personal and professional goals. Angela teaches simple strategies to help leaders break through barriers, shift perspective, and powerfully participate in all areas of business and life.
Prior to running her own company, Angela held various corporate positions including sales, training, and management before taking an executive role. She relates well to the busy executive, traveling often and balancing the demands of work with quality family time. When she’s not writing or teaching others about healthy living, you’ll find her enjoying the outdoors, playing cards with her family or stirring up a new recipe in the kitchen.
Angela is the best-selling author of Feel Good, Look Good, For Life, and her work has been featured in high-profile media outlets including USA Today and The Huffington Post.
Dr. Sheri is a proven visionary, author and highly sought after physician leader with a truly inspirational story. She is a board certified occupational and environmental medicine physician, public health expert, and a breast cancer survivor. In addition to helping patients and healthcare practitioners transform how healthcare is delivered and experienced, she also shares her story, her voice, her life, and her victory in awe-inspiring and motivational ways. Dr. Sheri brings the unique perspective of being a patient and a physician to her impassioned and captivating speeches. Her remarkable story of pain, loss, and change has inspired thousands of people. She has been featured in The New England Journal of Medicine, MORE, Essence, Oxygen, Today’s Chicago Woman, Weinberg Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and hundreds of television, radio, and newspaper interviews. As an expert in transformative medicine, a natural extension of her personal vision and mission in life is to educate consumers that healthcare and being healthy should be experienced joyfully. Dr. Sheri is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Couture Compression Apparel, a company providing boutique compression garments to LIVE in every day!
Dr. Sheri is the author of When Everything Changed: My Journey from Physician to Patient, her memoir, which has been a best seller and was assigned to the U.S. Department of Education’s 2017 Summer Reading List, reaching millions nationwide. Recently she founded her own non-profit organization, the LIVE-Today Foundation, an organization that enhances the quality of life for breast cancer survivors, especially those who suffer from lymphedema.
Currently, she holds four medical management positions: S Phillips Consulting—President, CEO; Global Cultural Health & Wellness Consultants—Chief Medical Officer; Harper College—Consulting Physician, Lab Director, and Technical Consultant; and Couture Compression Apparel—Co-Owner & Chief Medical Officer. In addition, she recently accepted a new role as the African American Health Equity Ambassador for Susan G. Komen.
James E. Dion (Jim) is an authority in the field of retail and the founder and president of Dionco Inc. – Chicago. Jim graduated from Chicago State University (Illinois) BS and MS in Psychology in 1970 and 1971 and attended Illinois Institute of Technology Ph.D. (abd) in Industrial Psychology and Marketing in 1976.
His retail career already started years before that. In 1964, he started working in a men’s wear store and was appointed Store Manager only five years later. From the beginning, Jim had natural talent in retail. Gathering more than 30 years of progressive retail experience working at Sears, Levi Strauss, and Gilmore Department Stores, Jim has become one of the most sought-after Retail Consultants and Retail Speakers in the US and internationally.
Jim has taught at Laurier University and Ryerson University and the International Academy of Fashion Merchandising and Design in Chicago. He is a regular speaker for the National Retail Federation (NRF) on Retail Trends, Technology, Inventory Control, Best Practices in Sustainable Retail and Store Management.
Jim is the author of several books. His retail selling manual called Retail Selling Ain’t Brain Surgery, It’s Twice As Hard, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store affirmed his standing as one of the most sought-after experts on retail.
Jim is a widely recognized retail speaker and has delivered numerous speeches, seminars, and workshops for some of the largest companies all around the world. He also studies and evaluates new retail POS, EDI, merchandising systems, and CRM software. He lectures on retail trends, technology issues, and on the Internet and its use and misuse by retailers and manufacturers. His style is professional and he speaks from practical “hands-on” experience.
Linda-Anne Kahn is an internationally-trained Lymphedema Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist Integrative Health Coach, and Nationally Certified massage therapist, with more than 30 years in the industry.
She holds an international certification as a Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist and Lymphedema Specialist from the Dr. Vodder School (Austria), the Földi Clinic (Germany), and Drs. Judith and John Casley-Smith (Australia). Linda-Anne is nationally certified with the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) as a lymphedema therapist.
She is the founder and owner of Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa and Lymphatic Therapy services of San Diego, California. She is regular speaker at International and National Lymphedema conferences, Fat Disorder conferences, and International Aromatherapy conferences. She is co-author of the book Lymphedema and Lipedema Nutrition Guide. Linda-Anne is a stage 1 Lipedema patient who has successfully treated herself with diet, lifestyle, lymph massage, and more.