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2018 Speakers

June 27Kate Zenna and
David Wolfe

Falling in Love with the Camera

Learn how a CPA/Software guy living in Texas joined forces with a Hollywood Actor and formed a business aimed at helping people feel comfortable in front of the camera.  Kate and David will share some key presentation tactics with the audience - the same ones used by working actors who must reveal their best selves despite nerves and extreme pressure.

Kate Zenna is an established actor, singer for electro-pop band Pointe Claire and a Canadian Academy Award nominee who has worked with many of the entertainment industry’s most recognizable stars. Kate’s broad talents have been seen in such film and TV series as Chicago, A&E’s Nero Wolfe, Showtime’s Queer as Folk and Street Time, ABC’s Brothers and Sisters, CBS’ Eleventh Hour, Steven Spielberg’s series Extant and ABC Family/ Freeform’s hit drama The Fosters. Kate is also the star of CBC/EOne's family drama, Port Hope. Kate has co-authored two books with David Wolfe - Falling in Love with the Camera and The Responsible Artist.  She is the host of the upcoming The Good Life radio show with Kate Zenna heard at 11am Sundays on

David Wolfe, CPA, is the Founder and President of the software consulting firm Lupine Partners. He formed ZennaWolfe Media with Kate Zenna in 2014. David is the author of five books on topics ranging from ERP software implementation to guiding Artists be more responsible with their money and their life.


July 11

Steve Kaye

Meet the Birds: How Birds Change Lives

Photographer Steve Kaye returns with new photos, some showing bird behavior seldom seen. We will celebrate the beauty in Nature, learn a bit about birds, and discover how our interactions can change lives. Join us for an enjoyable photo tour of the birds in our area (plus a few others) mixed with provocative stories about the photos.
Steve Kaye has been taking photos casually since 1965 and professionally since 2010. During the past eight years he has taken more than a half-million photos. Now he uses his photos in talks and articles to inspire respect for Nature. He has spoken at the Sedona Hummingbird Festival twice, judged photo contests, and conducted classes on Nature Photography. This is an excellent program for anyone who wants to know more about bird life, and a wonderful reminder of the extraordinary beauty that we enjoy outdoors. So, bring a friend. Find photos, blog posts, and dozens of articles at:


July 25

Kevin Buck

Sacred Encounters:
Collaborative Conversations for a Change

Kevin will explore the practice of recognizing the mystery of the other as a foundation for sacred encounters.  Collaborative conversations that constantly call forth our vulnerability become a way for us to both change relationships and ourselves with the benefit of wonder and awe.
Kevin Buck is a collaborative leadership and executive coach, leveraging more than three decades of consulting experience to guide organizations toward self-transformation. He offers strategic collaboration consulting and advisory services, including: executive coaching (for individuals and teams), talent development, succession planning, strategic planning and facilitation, and leadership education. Kevin specializes in assisting individuals, teams and organizations in ‘co-creating’ the optimal conditions for success to emerge.

August 8

Diana Wentworth

Our Lives,
Our Legacy

What is your legacy?  What memories and wisdom do you want to pass on?  How will you do it?
These questions are increasingly important.  Thanks to optimizations in technology we are now able to beautifully digitalize, archive and preserve our personal history through photos, letters, journals, family films and personal interviews.   How might we gain perspective when we see our lives as a work of art?  How can we mine the meaning of our life events for ourselves, our families, and for future generations?  Let’s take a step beyond Elana Zaiman’s recent presentation on The Forever Letter.  We’ll explore ways to capture for posterity the presence of family members and loved ones who are still with us, how they came to understand life, and what they feel has mattered most. 
Diana von Welanetz Wentworth is the author of eight best-selling and award-winning books and the co-author of two books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Film rights to her romantic memoir, Send Me Someone, were purchased by the Lifetime Network. With her late husband Paul von Welanetz, Diana hosted a long-running television series and founded the Inside Edge (, a breakfast forum in Southern California that has showcased the life paths and accumulated wisdom of 1500 of the most celebrated authors and speakers of our time.

August 22

Kathy Gardarian

On her new book,
Feet to the Fire: Finding My Soul in Success
Kathy Gardarian is the Founder and CEO of Qualis International Inc., a multi-million-dollar sales and distribution company.  It is especially fascinating that she has nurtured a lifelong passion for spirituality even as she has climbed the corporate ladder of achievement. Kathy has served as a director on many other boards, both corporate and non-profit, and often as the first female voice, including Van’s Inc., The World Business Academy, The Gorbachov State of the World Forum, Chapman University, and the Woman’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s JFK School. Kathy was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Woman Business Owners. She lives in Newport Coast, California.
Feet to the Fire is a treasure of a book. I literally could not put it down. While love, business, and success may seem like strange bed fellows, Kathy’s empowering story, told as a series of clear and concise lessons, is a powerful guide to living the life of your dreams. You will want to buy a carton to give to family and friends.”- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.?NY Times Best-Selling Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind.


Directions to the Pacific Club:

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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