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JEN BRICKER

Born without legs, one might think Jen Bricker would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, “Never say can’t” and helped her forge a life of triumph, not tragedy.
As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was Olympic gold-medalist Dominique Moceanu. Seemingly against all odds, Jen went on to compete against able-bodied athletes, and became a State Champion in power tumbling...


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OLEG LOUGHEED

Uncertainty, guided him during a time of tragedy and pain.
Opportunity, found him a new home halfway across the world and gave him a reason to believe that there was more in life to gain.
Rejection, affirmed his thoughts and feelings of the change that needed to take place.
Fear, gave Oleg Lougheed the confidence to create the much needed adoptee/foster care space.


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JOSHUA BANKS

A dynamic, authentic and thought-provoking speaker.

With over 15 years of ministry experience, 9 years of law enforcement, and countless hours devoted to serving the community, he challenges his listeners in areas pertaining to leadership, communication, spiritual development and conflict resolution.

His goal is to encourage his listeners to rethink the foundations of their own beliefs.


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PETER STROPLE

“One of the World’s Great Rainmakers,” “The Most Connected Man in America,” and “One of the Most Connected People in the World.”

A student of business and life,  Mr. Strople calls on a “Dream List” of Global Business and Political Leaders to provide instant feedback to validate business concepts and direction. He is a former director with Dell Computer Corp.and Grid Systems Corporation (Inventor of the Modern Clamshell Style Laptop).


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LESLI JOHNSON

"Everybody has a unique story comprised of their life experience." 

Lesli Johnson, an adult adoptee, works as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, specializing in adoption and related issues. Her clients include all members of the adoption and foster care community: adoptees, adoptive parents, waiting parents, birth/first parents, foster parents and families. Lesli is a certified EMDR therapist, and trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model and Brainspotting.


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ADELL HARRIS

A powerful communicator of the greatness that lives within the human spirit.

Adell is the CEO & Founder of a personal empowerment company, Refuse To Lose, created to inspire the world to make adversity their advantage. She combines real life experiences with valuable lessons learned from a 30 year basketball career. A 2002 graduate of Wake Forest University, Adell has spent most her life as a player or coach. She has now dedicated her life to inspiring and impacting lives all over the world.


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ANNE HEFFRON

Anne Heffron was born in Manhattan in 1964 to a young college student who gave her up for adoption. Fifty-one years later Anne returned to Manhattan to find the roots of her story, the story that began with her birth instead of the story that began "The day we got you."

This journey is the subject of "You Don't Look Adopted", an account of the perils and blessings of adoption.