May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re proud to introduce our lineup of inspiring speakers who are leading the charge in destigmatizing mental health challenges and promoting holistic wellness!

From sharing personal journeys of resilience to offering expert insights and actionable strategies, each of our speakers brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience to the conversation. Meet the voices that are empowering individuals and organizations alike to prioritize mental well-being and cultivate supportive environments where everyone can thrive.

Meet Our Speakers for Mental Health Awareness Month:

Valerie Alexander She/Her

Keynote Speaker, Author, Screenwriter, Creator, Producer, Director, Professional Moderator

Valerie Alexander is a renowned expert on Happiness & Inclusion and a globally recognized speaker on the topics of happiness in the workplace, the advancement of women and unconscious bias. Her TED talk, How to Outsmart Your Unconscious Bias, has been viewed over half a million times.

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Michelle MiJung Kim She/Her
Author, Speaker, Activist, Entrepreneur

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Queer Korean American immigrant woman writer, speaker, activist, and entrepreneur. She is the award-winning author of The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change, winner of the 2022 Nautilus Gold Medal and 2021 Porchlight Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Year Award. She is CEO and co-founder of Awaken, where she has consulted hundreds of organizations and leaders from Fortune 500 companies, tech giants, nonprofits, universities and beyond on their equity education journey.

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Dr Ryan C. Warner He/Him
Sought-after consulting psychologist, Globally recognized speaker, Military veteran, Scholarly researcher

To some, Ryan’s personal uniqueness may have been seen as a significant disadvantage, but for him it is a sole contributor to his authentic spirit. As a Black male who experienced early discrimination and learning challenges while being raised in a single-parent home, Ryan was pushed to overcome many hurdles to succeed. Today, Ryan uses his past experiences as fuel to facilitate motivation, change, and impact for the clients he serves.

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Amanda Gore She/Her
Award winning, keynote Speaker, Coach, Author

Amanda knows how to deliver high-impact deep scientific information based on the latest psychology and neuroscience inside a hilarious presentation that will captivate your employees. They will leave connected and inspired to bring joy to their work –every day.

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Greg Wells He/Him
Physiologist, Scientist, Speaker & Author

For Dr. Greg Wells, health, wellbeing, and peak performance are personal and professional obsessions. Dr. Wells has a Ph.D. in Physiology and has served as a Senior Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and as a professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto.

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Matt Lindley He/Him
Founder & CEO of Propel Performance, Pilot, TEDx Speaker

Matt Lindley is an airline and ex RAF Royal Squadron Pilot. He shares his story of being one of the first openly gay pilots in the armed forces, a story of self-motivation, determination and drive which led to his dream of joining the RAF fulfilled.

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Elke Geraerts She/Her
Keynote Speaker, Human Capital Expert, Bestselling Author, Doctor in Psychology, CEO Better Minds at Work

Elke Geraerts

Elke Geraerts is a Professor at the University of Ghent. With a Ph.D. in psychology, Elke held various positions at the universities of Harvard, St Andrews, Maastricht, and Rotterdam, where she attracted international attention with her solid research work. But she was drawn to the business world. Triggered by her scientific insights about mental resilience, she started the company Better Minds at Work. This international consultancy company focuses on increasing mental resilience, energy, and productivity of employees and now consists of about thirty psychologists, doctors, and consultants.

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Dena Simmons She/Her
Founder, TEDx speaker, Lifelong activist, Curriculum developer, Educator

Dr. Dena Simmons is the founder of LiberatED, a liberatory approach to social and emotional learning, racial justice, and healing. She is also the inaugural scholar-in-residence at the Institute for Racial Justice at Loyola University of Chicago. She is the former Assistant Director of Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, where she supported schools to use the power of emotions to create a more compassionate and just society.

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Kien Vuu He/Him
The performance and longevity Doctor, Global thought leader.

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Coming to America as the only surviving infant on a refugee boat fleeing post-war Vietnam, Doctor V is no stranger to adversity. Once a minimally invasive surgeon who has overcome two chronic diseases, he is now a passionate health and human optimization champion and best-selling author of Thrive State: Your Blueprint for Optimal Health, Longevity, and Peak Performance. As one of the most sought-after performance and longevity physicians in the country, Dr. Vuu regularly works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and corporations to optimize their health, performance, and vitality.

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Join us in amplifying their voices and spreading awareness this Mental Health Awareness Month. Together, let’s break the silence, foster understanding, and build a community of compassion and support.

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