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Meet The 2019 Keynote Speakers

Vitality is the power to live or grow; the capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence. It's a state of mind, a state of being. Everyone chooses how they live. Are you surrounded by chaos and excuses or do you seize the moment and take advantage of everything life has to offer?

Meet our 2019 Keynote Speakers for this year's conference.

Pamela Peeke LIV
AM Keynote

Slipping Into Your Genes: Cutting Edge New Science To Optimize Your Mental And Physical Fitness And Wellbeing

Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally renowned physician, scientist, expert and thought leader in the fields of women's health, as well as integrative and preventive medicine. Dr. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, holds dual masters' degrees in public health and policy, and is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Peeke is the New York Times bestselling author of Fight Fat after Forty, Body for Life for Women, and The Hunger Fix: 3 Stage Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction.

Join Dr. Peeke as she shares her wit, wisdom and the simple micro-steps one can take to achieve one's best mental and physical fitness, despite any challenging genetic inheritances.

LIV Jeanne Robertson
Lunch Keynote

Humor: A Strategy for Success

Jeanne Robertson is a funny speaker, and she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate how a sense of humor can be an integral part of the a strategy for success for every woman. Her message is that sense of humor is an attitude; an approach toward working with people. She believes that this attitude can be developed and improved, and she suggests ways to do so. Using original hilarious stories from everyday life, she will show us how to laugh at ourselves and accept the things that cannot be changed about us and the people around us. Six-foot-two Jeanne is a former teacher and is the recipient of every top honor in the speaking profession. You’ll learn why audiences across the nation say, “The meeting ain’t over 'til the tall lady speaks.”

LIV Angela Santomero
PM Keynote

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving.

Angela C. Santomero believes in the radical power of kindness, on her shows, and in her life. Inspired by her mentor Fred Rogers, beloved host of the classic, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Angela has dedicated her life to teaching others that when you treat yourself and others with warmth, empathy, and respect, life changing benefits follow.

From the true meaning of self-care and the gift of vulnerability, to the importance of active listening or the magic of asking for help, Radical Kindness goes beyond The Golden Rule and entreaties to ""be nice,"" contending that kindness is the key to recognizing others, and ourselves, as worthy of love and understanding.

Angela contends we need a kindness practice -- much like the practice of gratitude -- in which we learn to see with our hearts and act from a place of compassion. As the Dalai Lama says, "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Through practicing radical kindness--toward ourselves, with loved ones, and to the world at large--we can transform ourselves, our neighborhood, and our world for the better.