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November 2017

Jen Shirkani with Choose Resilience: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone Using the Power of Emotional Intelligence

November 28

Jen Shirkani is a nationally recognized expert on emotional intelligence and a featured speaker at national and state conferences, universities, government agencies, and at business organizations around the world. She is also the author of Ego vs EQ, a leader s guide to leveraging the power of emotional intelligence. She has spent over 25-years working with organizations from the Fortune 50 to family-owned entities as a business consultant and executive coach. In addition to emotional intelligence, she frequently speaks and…

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Simba Sana with Never Stop: A Memoir (A Bridge Builder Event)

November 29

Simba Sana is the cofounder and former leader of Karibu Books, a major indie bookselling phenomenon. Based in his native Washington, DC, Karibu was perhaps the most successful black-owned book-industry business ever. A former amateur boxer and manager of two professional super-middleweight boxers, Sana graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University with a double major in accounting and business. He later earned a masters degree in African Studies from Howard University and a masters degree in liberal arts from St. John's College.…

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December 2017

Brandon Copeland with Trap Yoga (A Bridge Builder Event)

December 4

The practice of Yoga is usually associated with silence, but in instructor Brandon Copeland’s classes, he challenges his students to find inner peace over booming rap beats. In 2013, the 26-year-old opened a Washington D.C.-based yoga studio, Khepera Wellness, after feeling like the essence of black culture was being excluded from majority-white yoga spaces in the area. The outcome: Trap Yoga — a course intended to both challenge the limits of one’s physicality and speak to the culture’s inherent spirituality. …

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Adam Segal with The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age

December 5
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Adam Segal is Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of two books on Asia and technology, and his writing has appeared in publications such as Financial Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, Asian Wall Street Journal, and International Herald Tribune. He has appeared as a commentator on several networks including Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, NPR, and the BBC.…

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Kondwani Fidel with Raw Wounds (A Bridge Builder Event)

December 6

Kondwani Fidel is a writer, speaker, and spoken word poet who holds a B.A. degree in English from Virginia State University. His work has been featured on The Root, Business Insider, Huffington Post, and elsewhere. He has lectured and shared poetry at countless universities, conferences, and literary events around the country. Fidel is the author of Raw Wounds. He is from, and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat: @KondwaniFidel Facebook.com/KondwaniFidel About Raw Wounds In his latest book, Kondwani Fidel uses youth-friendly…

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Dan Heath with The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

December 12
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Dan Heath is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs fighting for social good. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. Dan and his brother Chip have written three New York Times bestselling books: Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive. Their books have sold over two million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages including Thai, Arabic, and Lithuanian. The Power of Moments is their most recent book. About The Power of Moments While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable…

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Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change

December 13

About the Author -- Frank Sesno is a former CNN anchor, White House correspondent, and Washington bureau chief, and is now director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. He has interviewed leaders from around the world, including five US presidents, and is the creator of Planet Forward, an innovative storytelling platform seeking solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges. About the Book -- What hidden skill links successful people in all walks of life?…

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Luis Perez-Breva with Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

December 13
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Luis Perez-Breva, an innovator and entrepreneur, is a Lecturer and a Research Scientist at MIT's School of Engineering and the originator and Lead Instructor of the MIT Innovation Teams Program. About Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong Innovation is the subject of countless books and courses, but there's very little out there about how you actually innovate. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not one and the same, although…

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