In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxManitouSprings, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxManitouSprings event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Special 25% discount for groups of 4 or more!! Applied Automatically
Our theme for this event is FLUIDITY
Tia Graham is the Founder of Arrive At Happy, a sought-after international speaker, #1 best-selling Amazon author, and consultant on positive psychology and employee engagement.
She is the host of The Arrive At Happy Leaders Show, a speaker at the annual World’s Happiness Summit, and a Certified Chief Happiness Officer. Tia has multiple certifications in the science of happiness, leadership coaching, and neuroscience.
Along with her company, her insights have been featured in Forbes, CNN, CBS, Fast Company, NPR, and Thrive Global, to name a few. She has worked with dozens of global companies such as Hilton Hotels, Hewlett Packard, Four Seasons and The American Heart Association to elevate team engagement and drive bottom line results. Prior to founding her company, Arrive at Happy, Tia successfully led sales and marketing teams for 14-years at luxury hotels in Hawaii, New York City, Istanbul, and Los Angeles for brands such as W Hotels, Westin, and The London.
Her new book, Be a Happy Leader, teachers her proprietary 8-step methodology on driving productivity and business growth through a culture of happiness. She has spoken to thousands of people from across the world and receives consistent, glowing testimonials from the executives and audience members who experience her programs.
Tia has always had a dream of inspiring and teaching people how to be happier. When she was struggling with her own happiness after going back to work and balancing two young children, marriage, and life, she knew that her purpose was to motivate others to choose happiness for themselves and their organizations.
Kimberly Gold was born to a native Korean woman who would become the first Korean female Chief Warrant Officer Five in the United States Army, Kimberly prides herself on learning directly from her mother, her hero, who taught her first hand how to turn obstacles into opportunities.
Kimberly goes outside the boxes people try to put her in, by sharing her unique experiences growing up Korean and Black. Add in being married to a foreign-born spouse who currently serves in the United States Army and being a proud parent to a queer "mean-ager", in the words of Kimberly, her world is All Mixed In.
Mariama Whyte is a singer, songwriter, actor, speaker, coach and ebook author from Cleveland, OH. She has performed in the Broadway National Tours of The Lion King and The Color Purple, and on several regional theatre and music stages.
As a speaker, she combines dynamic storytelling and singing to enrich her audiences and coaches individuals to communicate and perform with confidence and presence.
Mariama has released various music projects as an independent recording artist and is excited to release her new album, "Hey You It's Me" in 2023.
Dr. Liz Aguirre is a physician and entrepreneur who has reinvented herself multiple times. Growing up in poverty taught her the importance of grit and hard work which served her well as she worked to obtain her medical degree.
However, like many healthcare professionals she struggled with professional burnout. Through a renewed commitment to self-care and self-compassion she was able to heal and has found herself leading others to do the same.
Dr. Aguirre is a graduate of The University of Texas San Antonio, completed her medical degree at Texas A&M College of Medicine and her internal medicine residency at Baylor Scott & White in Texas.
Nothing gets Dr. Daniel Hallak more excited than the opportunity to build authentic relationships and develop leaders.As the Chief Commercial Officer at WiLD Leaders, he is known for bringing energy and research-based practices that make a difference.
Daniel has spent 15 years developing leaders as an expert facilitator, executive coach, and strategic advisor. He has been a recruiter at Microsoft, a Career Management Consultant at Right Management Consultants and built leadership programs at Slalom, an award-winning consulting firm.
He’s served as a professor, and advisor at three higher education institutions. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
Food will be available to purchase at the event. Attendees are able to bring their own snacks as well.
Intermission is in the Space Foundation Discovery Center!!
Free parking in the Space Foundation lot!!