Ronald L Mann Ph.D | 05/06/18 | Business

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Dr. Ronald L Mann is the best selling author of Sacred Healing: Integrating Spirituality with Psychotherapy. He has extensive experience in clinical psychology, spiritual development, business consulting, sport psychology and executive coaching. He has appeared on Fox Sport’s Net, Fox 25 News Boston, and numerous radio shows.

His work in the 80’s with Projects for Planetary Peace provided Citizen Diplomacy missions in the Soviet Union and helped to end the Cold War. He has taught word wide and helped people work through their most difficult life circumstances such as death of a loved one, rape, terrorist attack, financial crises, life threatening diseases and world class athletic competition. He has helped thousands transform their lives through their most challenging times.


Steve Rothchild | 05/06/18 | Business

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Steve Rothschild is the founder and President of Invest in Outcomes(IIO). IIO is a non-profit organization which developed the “Human Capital Performance Bond”, an innovative financing vehicle to both improve the productivity of state human service spending and to attract private investment capital for high performing non-profits. It became law and will be piloted in Minnesota.

Rothschild is also the Founder, Chairman and former CEO of Twin Cities RISE! , an anti-poverty organization that provides employers with skilled workers, primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area, by training under- and unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage. He is also an ASHOKA fellow.

Rothschild is also A Director of the Greater Twin Cities United Way, an Advisory Board member of the Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and a Director of American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio.

Steve is the author of The Non Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success,(Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint) publishing in February, 2012. (

Formerly, Rothschild was an Executive Vice President of General Mills, Inc., where his responsibilities included International Food Operations, various domestic divisions, and new business activities of the company. Earlier in his career at General Mills, he launched Yoplait, USA, a yogurt company, and was its first president. He earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Donald Altman | 05/06/18 | mind/body/spirit

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Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, known as America’s Mindfulness Coach, is a national teacher on mindful eating and mindful living. His recent book, The Mindfulness Code, was chosen as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.” His 2011 book, One-Minute Mindfulness is a One-Spirit Book Club selection. His book Art of the Inner Meal was one of the pioneering books in the field of mindful eating.

Matthew Bamberg | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Matt Bamberg was born in Miami, Florida. After graduating Coral Gables High School, Bamberg attended Miami Dade College and Florida State University. During that time he worked as a meteorologist. In 1980 he moved to California to attend San Francisco State University and became a public school teacher. After teaching for 14 years, Bamberg went back to school get a masters degree. He studied art and technology education.

In the late 1990s, Bamberg moved to Palm Springs to become a writer and university professor. His writing career began with a series of articles for the alternative paper, the “Desert Post Weekly.” His writing focuses on popular culture: essays about topics from the Santa Cruz, California surf culture to the mid-century modern architecture revival around the world. Curious by light striking his lens (direct and bold or soft and willowy) and the sounds (especially of the shutter opening and closing), he struck a relationship first with film and then, like so many, with the digital camera’s sensor.

Bamberg has authored a number of photography books, including his latest, “New Image Frontiers–Defining the Future of Photography.” Aside from writing about f-stops, shutter speeds, and the fabulous job the digital camera manufacturers have done that permit photographers to take almost noiseless pictures in the dark at high ISO speeds, Matt teaches education courses at National University and writing courses at the University of Phoenix.

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Myrna Lamb | 05/06/18 | Mind/Body/Spirit

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Myrna Lamb is a professional astrologer, thirty years in the field, as well as a radio personality and published author. Currently, in addition to conferring with clients by telephone or in her Rhode Island office, she writes a weekly astrology column and hosts a weekly astrology ~ card reading radio program, Saturday nights from 5 to 7 P.M. east coast time. Her program airs on WPRO, 630 on the AM dial, and is streamed live at: Her books, The Astrology of Great Sex (heterosexual) and The Astrology of Great Gay Sex are available at stores such as Borders and Barnes & Noble and on

On the air, Myrna has hosted a variety of call-in programs, first on astrology, then a general advice show, syndicated on NBC/Talknet, broadcast on 300 radio stations nationwide. Her next talk shows aired midmornings on media giant WGY in Albany NY, and then on WPRO, Providence RI. She was awarded an Associated Press Award for best talk program.

Her background is eclectic. Starting with a liberal arts education, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Rhode Island School of Design, spending her senior year in Italy on the European Honors’ Program. She speaks Italian fluently. While in college she completed a year of equity apprenticeship at Trinity Repertory Theater in Rhode Island. She holds Master of Arts degrees in both teaching and psychology and has taught art on every level from pre-school through college, in private classes, public middle school and at Rhode Island School of Design.

Published Works:
The Astrology of Great Sex (Heterosexual) Hampton Roads 2006
The Astrology of Great Gay Sex Hampton Roads 2008


Mieke (Maria Magdalena Catharina) Roovers | 05/06/18 | Mind/Body/Spirit

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Mieke (Maria Magdalena Catharina) Roovers appears in the movie Tapping the Source. Her book the Way of Beauty will be released in the USA November 2010.

Mieke is the president of Top Life, a therapist in Chinese medicine and author of 3 books. Mieke offers personal coaching and workshops on “lifestyle and stress management” to business executives in major corporations. Mieke also conducts exclusive trips to Bali for spiritual development for select groups of clients.

She is the President of Santi Cosmetics BV, an innovative Dutch cosmetics manufacturer. As head of this company, Mieke is producing her own unique cosmetics line. These luxury beauty products combine the very best innovations available from the West with the wisdom of beauty and health from the East. In 2001, Mieke Roovers was the first to launch the most exclusive, customized makeup-line made of gemstone powder. This concept was later refined in cooperation with an international cosmetics company and became the first gemstone cosmetics suitable for the mass market. Now, Mieke is the first to take her gemstone concept onto a higher level: personal care products with falling star energizing effects.

Being a cosmetics designer and lifestyle coach, she knows that real beauty is a combination of outer body-care and inner power. Over the years, she has developed the exclusive workshop “The Way of Beauty and Beauty Secrets.” This workshop addresses the needs of women who are interested in the secrets of beauty, attraction and radiance as well as people who need to look and feel good for personal or professional reasons.

Merrill Ream | 05/06/18 | Business

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Merrill Ream has been teaching since graduating from the University of Nebraska at elementary and secondary schools, community college and university levels and the United States Navy. At present he teaches his online “Merrill Ream Speed Reading” course at Education 2 Go. The course is offered at over 2000 colleges in the English speaking world. Some of Merrill’s stories are used in the course. Also, many other stories appearing in the course on which to practice speed reading skills and techniques were submitted by a variety of writers.

He served in the United States Army Counter Intelligence Corps as an Intelligence Analyst in the 3rd Infantry Division during the Korean War.


  • BS in Education – University of Nebraska.
  • MA – San Diego State University.
  • Ph.D. – Walden University, Curriculum Construction, at University of California San Diego.
  • Associate Director for San Diego Center For Economic Education, San Diego State University.
  • Speed Reading Insturctor: San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Adult Education, National University, United States Navy, Education 2 Go.

Author The Merrill Ream 10-Lesson Speed Reading Course Publisher: Sheed Andrews & McMeel, Inc. 20,000 copies.

Peter H. Gregory | 05/06/18 | Technology

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In his thirty year IT career, Peter H. Gregory has worn every hat and coat in the IT closet. Early in his career, he learned that he had a knack for teaching others how to use and program computers. Soon he was writing user manuals and doing stand-up teaching.

In the 1990s he was introduced to executives at Prentice Hall. Soon after, he developed an opportunity to write his first book, Solaris Security, which was published in 2000 in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Since that time he has written 22 more titles for Prentice-Hall, Financial Times, John Wiley, McGraw Hill, and Cengage Course Technology.

Peter is the information systems security officer (ISSO) for a financial services firm in the Seattle area. He is on the advisory board and the lead instructor in the University of Washington certificate in Information Systems Security, and also on the advisory board for the UW certificate in Information Security and Risk Management. He also serves on the board of directors for the Seattle chapter of InfraGard, a member of the Cloud Security Alliance certification board, and a founding member of the Pacific CISO Forum. Peter regularly speaks at industry conferences including SecureWorld Expo, Washington Technology Industry Association, West Coast Security Forum, and RSA. He has been featured in Computerworld, Software Magazine, Information Security Magazine, SC Magazine, CIO Magazine, IBM Forward View, Tech Republic, Dark Reading, Forbes, and BusinessWeek. In 2006 he was an expert witness in the successful federal prosecution of a cyber criminal.

He holds several prestigious industry certifications including CISSP, CISA, CRISC, DRCE, and CCSK.



Partial list of published books:

  1. Solaris Security, Prentice-Hall, 1999
  2. Solaris Security (Japanese Language Edition), Prentice-Hall, 1999
  3. Solaris Security (Chinese Language Edition), Prentice-Hall, 1999
  4. Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Study Guide, Prentice-Hall, 2001
  5. Enterprise Information Security, Financial Times Management, 2003
  6. Enterprise Information Security (Romanian Language Edition), Financial Times Management, 2003
  7. CISSP for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2003 (co-author)
  8. Security+ Certification for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2003 (co-author)
  9. Computer Viruses for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2004
  10. Blocking Spam and Spyware for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2005 (co-author)
  11. VoIP Security for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2006
  12. SIP Communications for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2006
  13. Converged Network Security for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  14. IP Multimedia Subsystems for Dummies, Radisys Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  15. Midsized Communications Solutions for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  16. Comunicaciones para Medianas Empresas para Dummies, Edicion Limitada de Avaya, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  17. Unified Communications for Dummies, Avaya Limited Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  18. Comunicações Unificadas, Edicao Espeçial da Avaya, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  19. Securing the Vista Environment, O’Reilly Media, 2007
  20. CISSP for Dummies, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007 (co-author)
  21. IT Disaster Recovery Planning for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  22. Biometrics for Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2008 (co-author)
  23. Data Backup for Dummies, EVault Special Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2008
  24. SIP Communications For Dummies, Avaya 2nd Custom Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (co-author)
  25. CISSP Guide to Security Essentials, Thomson Course Technology, 2009
  26. CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor All-in-One Exam Guide, McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2009
  27. CISSP for Dummies, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (co-author)

Peter Gregory, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, DRCE, CCSK | Security and Risk Manager, Author, Instructor | | Twitter peterhgregory
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Boyd Cohen | 05/06/18 | Business

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Susie Cox | 05/06/18 | Mind/Body/Spirit

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Susie Cox has been a professional astrologer for over 37 years, during which time she has interpreted approximately 42,000 charts. Since 1981, she was been employed as an astrologer at the highly-acclaimed Canyon Ranch Health Resort. She has spearheaded the growth of their popular Metaphysics Department and was appointed Master Astrologer in 2006. She published the International Directory of Astrologers, which sold in 57 countries. Susie presents workshops throughout the USA and Europe.