This is the speaker list for the 2018 Life 2.0 – Three Principles Conference. This list will be added to in the run up to the conference, so watch this space for more developments.
The 2018 conference is taking place on 13-15 May 2018 at Allianz Park, Hendon, NW4, London.
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Dr Dicken Bettinger
Dicken Bettinger, Ed.D., received his doctorate in counselling psychology and practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist for 32 years. In 1986 he met Sydney Banks and feels fortunate that for 23 years he was able to learn the 3 Principles directly from him. Dicken co-founded one of the first 3P centres in the US. Dicken was a senior staff at Pransky and Associates for 16 years, where he developed and led corporate and university leadership trainings, team development, and executive coaching. In 2012 Dicken founded Three Principles Mentoring. He shares the 3Ps in seminars throughout the US and worldwide. Dicken has been married to Coizie for 46 years. He is blessed with two adult children and two adored grandchildren. He enjoys photography, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and travelling.
Cathy Casey is a highly skilled & experienced trainer of the 3 Principles understanding of experience. Her work ranges from corporate consulting with blue-chip companies through to the public sector such as health and hospital programs, government organizations, and juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Cathy is especially known for pioneering the 3 Principles to prison inmates in the California Correctional System. Because of her experience of having a father who is a world war 2 veteran, her current vision is to bring the principles to all veterans of any war. Cathy is currently teaching veterans who are incarcerated.
Ami Chen Mills – Naim
Ami Chen Mills-Naim is a global speaker, coach, trainer, editor and author of State of Mind in the Classroom: Thought, Consciousness and the Essential Curriculum for Healthy Learning, and The Spark Inside: A Special Book for Youth. She has worked with children, youth, families and communities for more than 25 years. Through relationships with major foundations, Ami developed large-scale community resiliency projects involving schools, community agencies, parent groups and private partnership. Her current focus is on helping families, educators and children through sharing and expanding an understanding of the Principles.
Alongside Shaul Rosenblatt, Julian helped form Tikun and establish it as a focus for sharing wisdom and wellbeing, with the 3 Principles firmly at its core. His biggest personal insight was the realisation that he didn’t need to ‘control it all’. He recognised that by stepping out of his own way, he could allow life to become a smoother, effortless and more joyful experience. He quickly changed from the angry ‘bear with a sore head’ into someone enjoying life with a smile on his face. This also led him to a complete change in his physical appearance and lifestyle, losing 8 stones (50 kilos) and getting fit. This turnaround is proof that internal changes bring about changes to the external, never the other way around. Julian graduated from One Thought Institute in 2011 and has been a Practitioner for several years.
Mara Olsen is the co-founder of One Solution, an international NGO dedicated to solving large-scale global issues by illuminating a new understanding of the mind. It is Mara’s life passion to demonstrate how our understanding of the mind is both the source of our problems and also their solutions. Only when we collectively see the link between our minds and everything we experience and create in the world, will we move toward a more peaceful, sustainable, and prosperous world.
Throughout her career, Mara has worked with all walks of life, including MIT-trained physicists, UN directors, US Marines, NHL players, Microsoft managers, kids and prison inmates. For 7 years, she partnered with Aaron Turner to co-direct, One Thought, and helped train hundreds of practitioners from around the world. She is a sought after speaker at international conferences, has been interviewed in Elle magazine South Africa and been a featured guest on many podcasts.
Mara graduated with a Master’s degree from Columbia University in 2006. She currently lives in both Brooklyn and Oslo with her partner and co-director of One Solution, Eirik Olsen. She is a very frequent flier and enjoys talking to strangers on planes.
Christine, the co-founder and executive director of the Hawaii Counseling and Education Center since 1985, has nearly 37 years’ experience as a marriage and family therapist. She met Sydney Banks in 1981 and has been sharing her understanding of the Three Principles since then. She was instrumental in setting up one of the first Three Principles-based clinics in the world. She is certified as a substance abuse counselor and she is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She provides training programs for graduate and postgraduate therapists. She offers training, coaching, consultation and seminars based on the Three Principles locally and internationally to professionals and lay people alike.
Jacqueline Hollows is the founder of Beyond Recovery CIC “I have been working within the criminal justice system (with support staff and inmates) sharing how our experience of life is created from our own minds. Through a fresh thought in any moment, a deeper level of common sense, connection and resilience is always available. As people learn how their minds work, they are impacted in all sorts of wonderful ways – they get ideas about how to create businesses, how to heal relationships, and how to help others. People start to have new thoughts and no longer feel trapped in a particular belief system. They stop taking compulsive thoughts so seriously. They find solutions to problems they thought were intractable. People change in ways that just is not possible through teaching techniques or systems. Even in prison people are finding humor, and connection, and joy and peace of mind. If that is possible in one small section of one prison– the universal possibilities are limitless!”
Dr Mark Howard
Dr. Howard is a licensed psychologist who is the founder of the “Three Principles Institute” located in Burlingame, California. He recently retired from Kaiser Permanent Redwood City Chemical Dependency Services after 27 years of service. Dr Howard is recognized as one of the professionals bringing the Three Principles to psychology and related fields. He was introduced to the principles in 1982. He has taught clients, families, business professionals, and mental health practitioners about these principles. In 1994 he brought the understanding of these Three Principles to the Department of Alcohol and Drug Services in Santa Clara County California. In 2008, Dr Howard was awarded the “Outstanding Career Service” award by the Santa Clara Psychological Association for bringing the principles to Santa Clara County, California.
Ashley Hunt is The Cypress Initiative’s Director of Program Development, Youth Mentor and Co-Creator of the S.P.A.R.K. Mentoring curricula (Speaking to the Potential, Ability and Resilience inside Kids). After seeing her personal relationships transform through an understanding of the mind in 2015, she left her 11-year corporate career in insurance to pursue her passion for educating youth. She now works as an integral part of the development, coordination and implementation of S.P.A.R.K. curriculum and training events in our own community and around the world. Ashley brings an understanding of the mind to life with her natural ability to connect with the youth she mentors. Ashley lives in Tampa, FL with her husband and two children.
Michael Neill is an internationally renowned success coach and the best-selling author of You Can Have What You Want, Feel Happy Now! both the Effortless Success and both the Coaching from the Inside-Out audio programs. He has spent the past 23 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. He is the also the founder of Supercoach Academy. Michael’s books have been translated into 13 languages, and his public talks, retreats, and seminars have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and on five continents around the world. He hosts a weekly talk show on HayHouseRadio.com, and his weekly blogs can be read on his website and The Huffington Post.
Barbara Patterson works with businesses, leaders, coaches and entrepreneurs from around the world. She has over 20 years experience coaching & working globally as both an executive and outside consultant. As an executive, Barb was the head of a large global function responsible for talent management, executive development, change management and employee engagement. Today, she runs her own coaching and consulting business bringing the insights of the principles to clients across the globe. In addition to her own practice, Barb partners with Linda & George Pransky developing principles-based practitioners through mentoring, training and one-on-one work.
Jack Pransky, Ph.D. is founder/director of the Center for Inside-Out Understanding. He authored the books, Somebody Should Have Told Us!; Paradigm Shift; Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond; Parenting from the Heart; Prevention from the Inside-Out; and co-authored the children’s picture books, What is a Thought? (A Thought is a Lot) and What is Wisdom (and Where Do I Find It)?, and the Healthy Thinking/ Feeling/Doing from the Inside-Out prevention curriculum for middle school students. Jack’s new book, Seduced by Consciousness, will be out close to the time of the conference. Pransky has worked in the field of prevention since 1968 in a wide variety of capacities and now is an international consultant in the Three Principles, and a trainer of trainers, a coach of coaches and a counselor of counselors. In 2001 his book, Modello received the Martin Luther King Storyteller’s Award for the book best exemplifying King’s vision of “the beloved community,” and in 2004 Jack won the Vermont Prevention Pioneer’s Award.
Dr George Pransky
Dr George Pransky is one of the two professional founders of the understanding of The Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness. He has taught the Principles for over thirty years to individuals, couples, businesses and colleagues. Dr Pransky is the author of The Relationship Handbook and over fifty audio recordings. During his career he has served on the faculty of three graduate universities and continues to pioneer this understanding in new industries. Currently he is a partner at Pransky and Associates and on the executive committee of the Three Principles Global Community.
In 1976, George Pransky and his wife Linda stumbled on a new way of helping people that was radically different from the traditional counselling methods they’d been using in their work. The new principles they were learning had a huge impact on their personal lives, their relationship and the way they worked with their clients. They began to teach these principles and became pioneers in a new field of psychology that profoundly changed their clients in a short amount of time. Currently, Linda is on the executive committee of the Three Principles Organization (3PGC), Faculty of the One Thought Institute and Senior Partner at Pransky and Associates.
Linda Ramus, MA, M.Ed., has over 30 years’ experience working in both community-based and governmental programmes in the fields of education, employment and training and substance abuse prevention education. From 2001 to 2013, she was director of the 3 Principles Services Division, Department of Alcohol & Drug Services, Department of Health and Hospital Systems, Santa Clara County, California serving approximately 2,000 people annually. She has experience providing 3 Principles based training to counselors, teachers, nurses and other human services professionals using the three principles model. She has also taught classes in the county jail system, residential substance abuse treatment programs as well as domestic violence batterers’ classes, and classes for inmates at San Quentin prison. She has extensive experience in evaluation and research including evaluations of prevention education services provided to schools, communities, mental health programs, substance abuse treatment and in adult and juvenile criminal detention facilities.
Chana is originally from Israel. She is a very blessed mother to eight children. Before coming across the Principles, she was taking a degree in family counselling/psychology and did not have it in mind to become a counsellor, rather to use the ideas for her own family. That changed at the 3 Principles London Conference in 2011. Her insights through the conference made her realise that the Principles had something deeper and more relevant to offer her than anything she had experienced until now. ‘From that moment on, while nothing has changed in my life on the outside everything has changed on the inside!’. She graduated from the One Thought Institute in 2012.
Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt grew up in Liverpool and still supports the best team in football. He studied for his Smicha at Aish Hatorah in Jerusalem where he met his first wife Elana a”h who passed away in 2001 after a long struggle with cancer. They had four children together and Shaul has a further four with his second wife Chana who he married in 2003. Shaul has written a book, ‘Finding Light in the Darkness’ dealing with the issue of facing hardship in a positive way. Shaul founded Aish UK in 1993 and Tikun UK in 2006. He also works as a 3 Principles practitioner at Tikun offering his help and guidance to all those that seek it. He enjoys most things in life.
Wendi Saggese lives in Carlsbad, California. She is a wife, and mother to two terrific children. In 2010, she was diagnosed with Cancer, turning her experience of life upside down. Having to deal with the diagnosis, treatment options alongside motherhood was terrifying and traumatic. Coming across the 3 Principles understanding in 2012 changed her experience of everything.
Wendi founded the Three Principles based consulting company, Wake Up Your Wisdom. She works with individuals, groups and speaks on podcasts around the globe. She recently spoke at the biggest Three Principles conference in the world. She is living with stage four cancer and nonetheless describes herself as “happier than ever”.
Judith A. Sedgeman, EdD, has been dedicated to sharing the Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought professionally for more than 30 years. Dr. Sedgeman has worked over the years with many other practitioners of the Three Principles throughout the United States and around the world, and is prepared to pull together strong, capable teams for a broad array of services.
Collaboration and partnership are the keys to extending the power of the Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought to awaken health and well-being across diverse populations. Dr. Sedgeman has long been a leader in mentoring, teaching and practicing leadership in the presentation and development of Three Principles education and services.
Dr Robert Solomon
Robert J. Solomon, M.D. is a board-certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist with extensive experience in guiding people to return to their natural state of psychological health and well-being. Bob completed his adult psychiatry training at Cornell University and has been practicing in San Diego since finishing a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCSD in 1992.
Bob believes that our natural state is to be mentally healthy. This state of equilibrium never goes away; it only becomes obscured through our learned patterns of thinking. Bob has extensive experience in working with adults, adolescents and children. In addition to working with individuals and families in his private practice, he has served as a consulting psychiatrist in treatment programs focusing on a range of issues from dealing with grief to suicide prevention. He has also been involved in research on suicide prevention, endocrinology and gerontology.
After earning his Ph.D. in Anthropology from London’s Brunel University, Aaron joined Pransky and Associates, a world leader in the pioneering approach to human potential. During his decade-long tenure, Aaron developed applications and courses to meet challenges of senior management in large corporations: leadership and cultural change, leveraging team performance, improving customer loyalty, and increasing earning potential.
Aaron is a recognized international speaker in the State of Mind field, and leads workshops in the private and public sectors. With a goal of reaching the business world in a more profound way, Aaron co-founded One Thought with Mara Gleason in 2010. One Thought also runs a professional institute, based in London, where they train emerging practitioners.
Lila left a 20-year career as a women’s wear designer to join the One Thought team where she designs, develops and provides programs to individuals and organisations.
Since 2013, Lila’s sole focus has been sharing a principle-based understanding of the mind to individuals and organisations to address the ‘Leaky bucket’ issues people face in relationships as well as business. Her clients vary widely from leaders, engineers, film makers, teachers, teenagers, and entrepreneurs.
Lila has also worked with young people in schools and university to give students an understanding of their mind to help reduce stress, anxiety, exam pressures and improve academic achievement.
Lila is the founder of Relationship Ready – a program designed to address invisible hurdles that frustrated singles face.
She is currently on the faculty of the One Thought Foundations Program developing new practitioners and is a regular conference speaker and presenter both in the UK and abroad.
Brooke Wheeldon-Reece, MBA, is the President/CEO of The Cypress Initiative, Inc. – a 3 Principles based non-profit organisation in Tampa, FL. She is the co-creator of the S.P.A.R.K. (Speaking to the Promise, Ability and Resilience inside Kids) Mentoring Curriculum which is currently being taught to thousands of children in Tampa, FL and around the world. Prior to her work with The Cypress Initiative, she was a national trainer for the Mendez Foundation’s nationally recognised Too Good for Drugs and Violence prevention programs. She also spent time as a business consultant and curriculum developer for Verizon and Learning.com. Brooke knew she found her home with The Cypress Initiative after watching her husband come out of a deep depression with seemingly little effort. She now dedicates her work to creating sustainable positive change throughout all populations via mentoring, coaching and teaching the principles.