Some people call me a cheerleader (admittedly, I'm a natural at enthusiasm), but I'm actually a champion of those who value integrity.
Because really, what's more important than the principles we exude...and thus, the principles we spread?
A father, husband, son, brother, friend, author, keynote speaker, and also the founder of The Positivity Solution. Over the course of his professional career, he has trained literally thousands of exceptional men & women on topics including team cohesion, world-class customer service, transformational leadership, effective communication, and dealing with difficult customers, to name a few. His personal mission is simple: To help more people live and work with more positivity.
In everything he does - from inspirational speaking around the globe to breaking world records in Big Wave Surfing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Chris Bertish shifts boundaries and shatters perceptions of what’s possible.
His mantra - Dream It. See it. Believe It. Achieve It - defines his approach to success across multiple sports and as a respected visionary, author, filmmaker, environmentalist, philanthropist, and businessman. He recently redefined the concept of Extreme Adventure by becoming the first person ever to Stand-Up Paddleboard across any ocean. Defying all odds, Chris paddled 4,660 mi (7500km) - solo, unsupported and unassisted - for 93 days, across the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco, Africa to the Caribbean Island, Antigua. The Sup Crossing was a truly unparalleled global feat while raising money and awareness for conservation and to help disadvantaged children in Africa, through the Lunchbox Fund and Operation Smile.
His philosophy is one of positive change, starting with ourselves and how we can make a difference in our lives, our business, our communities and the world around us. Known to inspire, educate and motivate global audiences by sharing his captivating experiences, Chris’s storytelling delivers a spellbinding and enthralling narrative that will blow you away, ignite your greatest potential and be the change you want to see in the world.
Anne Devereux-Mills spent the first half of her career building and running advertising agencies in NYC as Chairman and CEO. When hit with the triple threat of progressing cancer, an empty nest and an unexpected job loss, she took time to reassess her career trajectory and hierarchy of needs. In 2012, long before the #MeToo movement, she founded Parlay House. a salon-style series of gatherings which now includes over 5,000 women across the US, Europe and the Middle East. Parlay House’s objective is to provide thought-provoking content and a safe space for women to have intimate and authentic conversations that don’t happen in other aspects of their lives, and to connect with women outside their traditional social, demographic and career-influenced circles.
Her commitment to issues related to inclusion and empowerment run deep. Beyond Parlay House, Anne is a mentor for SHE-CAN, an organization supporting and grooming the next generation of female world leaderscoming from post-genocide countries. An activist on issues related to social justice, Anne was a key member of the team that helped pass California's Proposition 36, which brought fair sentencing to thousands of non-violent inmates as part of California's Three Strikes reform. Following that victory, she was the Executive Director for the Emmy-nominated documentary film entitled, The Return and is currently Executive Directing two additional films, Mississippi Red and The Green Dress. Anne supported Stanford University by serving as the Executive Director of Healthy Body Image Programs.
More to come….