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Upcoming Speakers

March 13

Suzy Prudden

Your Mess is Your Masterpiece

Ever wonder why the lessons seem so hard and yet, when you look at them from a different angle, they were brilliant opportunities to show up as your best self?  

Suzy’s 50 + career years and 75 + life years have been an outrageous roller coaster ride—from Oprah! to Homeless and back again.  

“Your life has been a ride as well!” she tells us, then asks the question, “Are you willing to look at the underside of your own rock?”  

This morning is a rare opportunity to see behind the curtain of a renowned author of six books, a charismatic speaker, and a “media personality,” to insights few presenters dare to share. Suzy promises to take us on a ride of a lifetime!  

Suzy joined the Beverly Hills chapter of the Inside Edge in 1986 and was one of its earliest and most enthusiastic supporters.   Her work in the fitness world has been praised by Oprah and Deepak Chopra.  Dr. Dean Ornish, says “Prudden is a pioneer. She goes beyond diet and exercise to examine the emotional and spiritual dimensions that motivate our behaviors.”  Louise Hay says, “I’ve seen Suzy take a skeptical audience and within three minutes turn this same group into a happy, smiling, eager and enthusiastic gathering.”

Suzy is now an innovative and popular book publisher.


March 27

Edie Littlefield Sundby

The Mission Walker

After losing her right lung to cancer, Edie became the first person in history to walk the El Camino Real de las Californias, from Loreto, Mexico to Sonoma, California.  The old Spanish mission trail is unmapped and untrodden and so brutal that no one had ever attempted the entire 1,600-mile walk through the mountain wilderness of Baja Mexico and the Sonoran Desert to Northern California. Edie experienced desert heat and cold, walls of cactus, sleeplessness, hunger, both physical and spiritual exhaustion, the dangers of wild creatures, and encounters with drug smugglers—and weeks with no water other than what a pack mule could carry. The Mission Walker is her first-hand account of the experience and struggles she endured, and the inspiration she discovered. It is both an adventure story and a reflection on the universal experience of confronting our own mortality. It’s a story of what we can do when faced with the potential end of our life.

What do we do with our time left on earth? And how much do we still really, truly want to live?

The Mission Walker is a 2018 Audie Award Finalist for “Best Inspirational Book.” Edie’s essays have been featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

April 10

Rev. Bill McDonald

Alchemy of a Warrior's Heart

Rev. Bill McDonald speaks about his “metaphysical life journey” from near-death experiences, to various out-of-body and supernatural and mysterious events. He includes his time in combat during the Vietnam War, where he was a crew-chief/door-gunner on a Huey helicopter.  He also shares stories from his many trips later in life to India where he encountered many great and powerful holy men and mysterious beings. He talks about love, and miracles and the many sacred things that he has discovered in his seven plus decades of life. He loves to inspire others and let them know that miracles do happen! 

He has written six books, has done over 600 radio, TV, magazine and newspaper interviews over the past twenty years, and currently lectures and hosts transformational workshops around the world and across the USA.  He is a highly decorated combat veteran who has been awarded The Distinguished Flying CrossThe Bronze Star MedalThe Purple Heart, 14 Air MedalsThe Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross and other various medals and military ribbons. 

Rev. Bill works freely giving his time for veteran causes, from veteran homelessness to PTSD. He runs, and is the founder of Spiritual Warrior Ministries—a loose affiliation of chaplains and ministers of many different faiths that is self-funded and helps the veteran community at no charge. He is also founder and past president of The Military Writers Society of America. His belief is that we are all here to love and to serve.

Rev. Bill will share superb descriptions of life lessons learned in the hell of combat to an incredible, miraculous journey home to his truest self. His story is entertaining, spiritually enlightening, inspirational, and filled with guiding wisdom.

April 24

William J. Havlicek, PhD

Van Gogh's Untold Journey

Author, art historian and artist Dr. William Havlicek has over 30 years of experience in college teaching, museum administration, publishing and fine art/studio production and exhibition. He holds a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and is a graduate of the University of Iowa with both Masters of Arts and Masters of Fine Arts Degrees. He currently teaches at the Laguna College of Art + Design in Laguna Beach, California and has lectured often at the Bowers Museum. 

His military experiences as a psychiatric technician included a study of psychology and art therapy. With combined strengths in art history, studio art, aesthetics, philosophy, psychology, art therapy, museum education and publishing, he brings a broad range of experience to the classroom. He is recognized in his field as an innovative instructor, practicing artist, lecturer and writer. As a practicing artist, Havlicek has merited important commissions and exhibitions of his work in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. Dr. Havlicek is the author of the highly acclaimed book Van Gogh’s Untold Journey.  

The net proceeds of his book sales go to support the Endangered Child Foundation for the rescue and rehabilitation of endangered and trafficked children worldwide.



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From South county – Take the 5 North to the 405 North. Keep Left on the 405 N. Take exit 8 toward MacArthur & go Left on MacArthur. Left on Von Karman & make an immediate Left into the first driveway.  Take a parking ticket at the ticket booth, pass the first building on your right, continuing to the Pacific Club’s parking lot. You might want to look at directions if you use the 73 instead of the 405.
Using the 405 South – Transition to the 73 South. Take exit 15 toward Jamboree Road, onto Bristol Street South.
Left on MacArthur.  Turn on Von Karman and make an immediate Left into the first driveway, take your parking ticket, pass first building continuing on to the Pacific Club’s parking lot.
From Orange & Anaheim Hills – Take the 55 fwy. South, to the 405 fwy South. Take exit 8 toward MacArthur/OC Airport & go Left on MacArthur.  Turn Left on Von Karman & make an immediate Left into first driveway.  Take parking ticket at booth, pass first building on your right, continuing to the Pacific Club’s parking area.

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