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Upcoming Speakers

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 book is based largely on Vincent van Gogh’s astonishing letters of which over 900 exist. This important work—the result of over 15 years of research—provides new insight into the artist’s true character nurtured from his abiding faith, the influence of family, and the tender solicitude he felt for mankind. The book also dispels much of the myth that has come to surround Vincent’s tumultuous life. In the words of the author, “The letters reveal an unknown, adventurous, deeply
compassionate Vincent whose essence seems to have been lost in the dramatic and often apocryphal stories surrounding his illness and early death. My effort therefore was to unveil these unknown aspects of
Vincent—ones that are even heroic and certainly praiseworthy.

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.


May 8

Daniel Bruce Levin, Author of The Mosaic

Four Practices
to Create It

The Mosaic is a ground-breaking book in the tradition of The Alchemist and The Celestine Prophecy. Author, marketing expert and activist Daniel Bruce Levin invites us to see the world from a new point of view—one that focuses on what connects us to each other and brings us happiness.  

A rare blend of businessman and mystic, Daniel was Director of Business Development at Hay House where he grew the business from $3,000,000 to $100,000,000 in yearly revenue.  He eventually walked away from an opportunity to run a billion-dollar business to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace.  He studied in a seminary for five years, left one day before becoming a Rabbi, and lived as a monk in a monastery for 10 years.  

The mission of his new book is to reconnect a disconnected world.


May 22

Adam Christing,Magician, Comedian and World-Renowned Emcee

How to Invent
a Legendary Life

One of our most enthusiastically received Inside Edge speakers has been inspiring laughter and life change for 25 years.  Adam is the author of three humor and personal growth books including, Your Life is a Joke: 12 Ways to Go from Ha Ha to Aha!  His forthcoming book, Bob Dylan Can Change Your Life: 61 Ways to Invent a Legendary Life is based on life-lessons from Bob Dylan who was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.  

Adam is the founder of "Clean Comedians" and has appeared on more than 100 radio and TV shows including ABC World News and PBS. Our morning will feature two favorite musicians and a morning filled with inspiration, positive humor, a touch of magic, and valuable takeaways.

Adam says, “Bob Dylan can help you find your voice--even if you can't stand his!" 

  • Feel inspired to become the person you were meant to be
  • Tap into your creative gifts
  • Learn how to handle critics
  • Reinvent yourself at any age!


June 12

Ellen Grace O'Brian

Life in Dynamic Balance:
How to Prosper Without Losing
Your Soul

Join Ellen Grace O’Brian, author of the newly released book The Jewel of Abundance, to explore and experience what the four universal aims of life drawn from the Vedas can offer us today as we seek not only a prosperous life but one that has heart and meaning. 

The four aims of life—to live with higher purpose, to prosper, to enjoy life, and to realize true freedom—provide a brilliant context for living with dynamic balance, prosperity, and the joy that accompanies it. Prosperity as a path to awakening encompasses far more than financial success and material comforts. O’Brian presents profound yogic principles in an extremely accessible way to guide listeners beyond the egocentric level of consciousness that fosters unhappiness and greed, so they can realize their potential and bring forth their profound offerings to life. 

Ellen is the director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, CA.  She is a yogacharya (an esteemed yoga teacher), a radio host, and an award-winning poet who weaves poetry into her teachings on spiritual matters, pointing to the mystical experience beyond words and thought. Ordained by a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, she has been teaching Kriya Yoga philosophy and practice, nationally and internationally, for over three decades.


June 26

Daniel Gutierrez

Radical Mindfulness

Once a high-powered executive and consultant, Daniel Gutierrez realized there was more to success than a 7-figure earning potential. As President of PRIMER, a prestigious national leadership organization and an advisor to the Department of White House Personnel, he was listed as one of the “Top 100 Hispanics in America” along with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, actor Edward James Olmos and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien.  Daniel felt something was still missing so he decided to dedicate the next chapter of his life to becoming a Master of Mindfulness. During the past 10 years, he has led quests to the heights of the Machu Picchu, the depths of the Amazon and the top of the Himalayas. Now, Daniel guides entrepreneurs and corporate executives in deep dive mindfulness immersions. Though mindfulness is a lifelong practice, Daniel has become known for giving life altering strategies in as little as 60 seconds



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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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