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LINDA WEAVER CLARKE

AUTHOR OF
Writing Your Family Legacy

TOPIC
What is Family Legacy?

Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching Family Legacy Workshops, encouraging people to write their family history and autobiography. According to Linda, the importance of family legacy can never be over emphasized. Do your children know their heritage? Who are your ancestors? What were their traditions? What did they celebrate? What religion were they? What beliefs did they have? Did they fight for a cause and what was it about? Each of us has a story from our ancestors or even our very own story to tell. If these stories are unwritten, then how are your children going to know of their ancestry, of their parentage or even family traditions of the past? It's up to us to write these experiences down.

Fee Category: $2-$4k
Travels From: UT
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DR. DANIEL TAYLOR

AUTHOR OF
Letters to My Children
Tell Me a Story
The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories
Creating a Spiritual Legacy

TOPICS
The Role of Stories in Our Lives
A Spiritual Legacy

Daniel Taylor (Ph.D., Emory) is the author of ten books, including The Myth of Certainty; Letters to My Children; Tell Me a Story and The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories; Creating a Spiritual Legacy. He speaks frequently at conferences, colleges, retreats, and churches on a variety of topics. Dr. Taylor is also cofounder of The Legacy Center, an organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations identify and preserve the values and stories that have shaped their lives.

Fee Category: $3-$5
Travels from: CA
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JOHN CHARDONNET

AUTHOR OF
Shadow Summit: One Man, His Diagnosis, and the Road to a Vibrant Life.

TOPICS
What is a Vibrant Life?

Most of us get knocked off our chosen paths at some point. It is what we do in such moments that determine our fate. Multiple Schlerosis  knocked Jon down; it almost knocked him out... but it didn't. Instead it motivated him to become more conscious and intentional about life and put him on the path to vibrancy that he otherwise might not have found. Putting into practice his learnings about diet, exercise and spiritual practices, he has reversed his symptoms of MS. Mike is the author of Shadow Summit: One Man, His Diagnosis, and the Road to a Vibrant Life.

Fee Category: $1.5-$3k
Travels From: CA
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SUSAN TURNBULL

AUTHOR OF
The Wealth of Your Life: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Ethical Will
Across Generations: A Five Step Guide for Creating an Expression of Donor Intent (co-author)

TOPICS
Making Meaning: Taking Time to Write Your Ethical Will
Legacy Imagined: What do You Want Yours to Be?
Passing on the Wealth of Life

As Principal of Personal Legacy Advisors, Susan leads a team of affiliated professionals who provide coaching, writing, video, and design services to clients looking for assistance in creating personal legacy letters, expressions of intent, memoirs and family histories, or, or video tributes. Her work has been featured in many national publications, most recently in Kiplinger's Retirement Report and FPA Practice Management Solutions Magazine. Susan is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, the Purposeful Planning Institute and the Association of Personal Historians. She lives in greater Boston.

Fee Category: $5-$7.5k
Travels From: MA
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MIKE JAFFE

AUTHOR OF
Wake Up! Your Life is Calling

TOPIC
Wakeup! Life Lessons from a 9/11 Survivor

Mike Jaffe is the author of Wake Up! Your Life is Calling. In his poignant keynote, Mike takes his experience as a 9/11 survivor and shares his powerful, inspiring and touching story of how it served as his WakeUp call. Through this powerful message of self discovery and empowerment, Mike guides participants to identify their own WakeUp moment and use it to explore what’s possible, stay accountable and committed, and get started on the path to achieving extraordinary results.

Fee Category: $5-$8k
Travels From: NY
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LYNDA FISHER

AUTHOR OF
Your Legacy, Your Life
I Wish You Happiness

TOPICS
Your Legacy, Your Life: Creating an Ethical Will
Your Legacy, Your Life: Preserving Memories for Posterity

Lyn Fisher, founder of Y Legacy Enterprises LLC, is the author of Your Legacy, Your Life. In her fun and fact-filled presentations she inspires attendees to capture their memories and stories and their family history for posterity. Lyn provides lots of tips for getting started and shares her own personal stories and those others have shared with her in a presentation that will entertain as well as educate attendees about the importance of creating a written and/or recorded life legacy.

Fee Category: $2.5-$5k
Travels From: UT/AZ
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JENNIFER TRESS

AUTHOR OF
You're Not Pretty Enough: Extraordinary Stories from an (Un)Ordinary Life

TOPIC
I'm Not Pretty Enough

For a long time, Jennifer Tress ignored the voice in her head telling her to start writing! There are other voices in her head that she prefers to ignore-"Shut up! I think opening another bottle of wine at 2 a.m. is a perfectly sound decision!"-but the writing voice? It got louder. Jen has published professionally in trade magazines, but yearned to write words other than change management, paradigm shift, or wheelhouse. So she set out to do just that, publishing humorous, honest pieces in magazines and anthologies and completing her first book, a memoir titled You're Not Pretty Enough. The title refers to something her ex would say to her, which is why, ahem, he's her ex. Jen also performs her stories live in Washington, DC and New York City where she produces a monthly show.

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Travels From: DC
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