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  • July 25, 2019 9:39 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Nicolette Bernardes - Change Agent #0094 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    With an unshakeable belief that we are all worthy just because we are; that we don't have to be more or less of anything to have the things we desire most in this world, Nicolette brings her own special brand of vulnerable truth to every space she occupies. Over the last decade, Nicolette has coached others through, as well as embarked on her own deep physical, emotional, and spiritual healing journey.

    Her purpose in this life is to experience the full spectrum of humanity, allowing herself to feel it personally and through witnessing those around her. She, in turn, is able to guide others’ on their unique journey home to their authentic self through a process she calls “Coming Home”.

    Her mission in this life is to shift the world from a state of fear to love. Through her writing, hosting workshops and retreats, as well as 1:1 energy healing work she empowers and inspires others to take ownership of their emotions and healing journey, helping them to recognize that they have the power to transform their lives from within and teaching them how to access this power.

    She is a certified Human Potential Coach through the Human Potential Institute, a Be Activated practitioner, CrossFit L1 Trainer and Impact Certified Volleyball Coach. Nicolette also obtained a Bachelors in Psychology from George Mason University where she was a scholarship volleyball athlete.

    Website https://resilientlifecoaching.com

    IG: @relentlesslyauthentic https://www.instagram.com/relentlessl...

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/relentlessly...

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolette...

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

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  • July 25, 2019 9:36 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Joan Fletcher - Change Agent #0093 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Joan Fletcher is one of the foremost thought leaders on personal and professional performance improvement in North America. Those who have gone through her Training programs credit her for making a difference in and changing their lives. She is known for her effective programs for business owners, executives, non-sales people, and underperforming and over performing professionals that need a boost. As Founder & President of Winning Ways, Inc., Joan has built one of the most trusted brands of instructor-led leadership development programs focusing on sales, business development, and goal planning & achievement. She has a unique way of providing the environment and teaching that creates focus, momentum, sustainable success, and long-term changes in individuals‚ professional and personal lives. For 20-plus years Joan’s enthusiasm, energy, and experience is evident to her clients from the first meeting to the last Training session. She is passionate about her client’s success.

    https://www.winningwaysinc.com

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:32 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Michael Zhuang - Change Agent #0092 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Michael Zhuang is founder and principal of MZ Capital, a fee-only registered investment advisor firm located in the Greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

    Michael is active in the community. He twice sponsored Melodic Impact, a musical fundraiser for kids with cancer. He volunteered as an instructor for Toastmasters International's Youth Leadership Program. He was on the board of Special Love, Inc., a non-profit devoted to kids suffering from cancer. Recently, he also completed Leadership Montgomery.

    INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY

    Michael's investment approach is based on the Nobel Prize winning research of Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller. He is also deeply influenced by three people: Warren Buffet on value-orientation and patience, David Swensen on multi-asset-class investing and decision framework, and John Bogle on minimization of costs for clients and stewardship of clients' money.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    From 1999 to 2000, Michael worked as a financial engineer for Societe Generale, the biggest French banking group.

    From 2000 to 2003, Michael was hired by PG&E National Energy Group to launch their weather derivatives trading business. Within 2 years, he became one of the top 3 traders in the field. Nevertheless, he saw first hand the crooked ways of the financial industry where everything goes to make a buck. That experience motivated him to launch MZ Capital.

    WRITINGS

    Michael is the author of an Amazon Best Seller and is a regular contributor to Investopedia, Morningstar and Physicians Practice. He also blogs at The Investment Scientist and KevinMD.

    PERSONAL LIFE

    Michael is married with two children. His favorite pastime is stand-up comedy and storytelling. He was nominated as Top Ten Storytellers in Virginia. He has also won multiple Story League contests in DC and Best Storyteller in Philadelphia's Story Slam. He performed clean comedy regularly in corporate, charity and association events.

    https://mzcap.com/advisors

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

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    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:29 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Dana Hutson - Change Agent #0090 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Dana Hutson is Founder of Cancer Champions, LLC helping individuals and families control the chaos of a cancer diagnosis. She compassionately consults, educates and facilitates for individuals and their loved ones as they navigate a complicated healthcare system empowering them to make life-altering decisions with confidence. Prior to founding Cancer Champions Dana amassed a wealth of oncology expertise over a 25 year career within the BioPharma industry.

    She combines her knowledge of the healthcare system with her compassion for people experiencing a disruptive diagnosis to provide private medical navigation and educational seminars.

    Dana is a CampaignZERO, families for patient safety, community educator, immediate Past- President of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater DC and serves on the boards of Sahasara Deepika Foundation for Education and Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

    Dana received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Alabama.

    She lives with her husband and teenage children in Mason Neck, VA and is passionate about serving the underserved, increasing healthcare literacy and spending time with family, riding horses and Jesus.

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

    https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:27 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Swami Thirtha - Change Agent #0090 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Swami S. Thirtha is a #1 bestselling author who has presented to White House Commission on alternative medicine.

    His speaking clients include top medical universities including Johns Hopkins.

    Swami has taught wellness & consciousness for 4+ decades.

    Swami’s mission: share uplifting messages of wellness, wealth, peace, & joy, messages to the world

    ~ Co-owner of Guiding Star veteran’s TV and also Children Success TV networks

    ~ Producer/host of Talking with Our Angels TV show

    ~ Wrote a screenplay,for an independent film

    https://swamisadashivatirtha.com

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

    info@soarcommunitynetwork.com

    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

    https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:25 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Dr. Christi Monk - Change Agent #0089 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    DR. CHRISTI MONK is an international speaker, best-selling author, bullying, and organizational leadership and development expert. DR. CHRISTI is the founder of Women with Beauty, Brains, and Boundaries and The Workplace Leadership Institute. She developed the S.T.A.Y. model™ which teaches women how to stand in their power unapologetically; how to take control of their thoughts and actions; to assess whose help they need and how to yield to who God has created them to be. She gives back to her community through her girls program, Becoming Real in a Fake World. The Becoming Real in A Fake World program partners with schools to address the issues teen girls, ages 13-18, struggle with that can be crippling at this critical stage in their lives when they’re forming their adult identifies. You can connect with Dr. Christi Monk at@drchristimonk (FACEBOOK/LinkedIn/Instagram) website: www.christimonk.com

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

    info@soarcommunitynetwork.com

    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

    https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:23 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Dr. Unnatti Jain - Change Agent #0088 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Unnatti Jain, PhD is a Generation Z expert, a motivational speaker, a yoga instructor, a meditation instructor and a Knowledge Management professional. Unnatti is pursuing a doctorate in Leadership and Change from Walden University, United States. She is studying Teenagers and is an expert in devising methods to create strategies to combine mindfulness and emotional intelligence for young minds from ages 13-23. She is avidly pursuing her yoga and meditation passion to create a social change through teaching private and group yoga classes and individual coaching sessions for teenagers and adults. Unnatti also holds a Masters degree in Knowledge Management from Kent University Ohio and has been leading knowledge management discipline for the World Bank Group.

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

    info@soarcommunitynetwork.com

    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

    https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:21 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Rebecca Thompson - Change Agent #0087 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Rebecca Thompson was ever on the move. Laos, Pakistan, Thailand, Switzerland, England, Israel, Philippines were some of her homes. The rich, varied experiences and adventures of crisscrossing the globe instilled in her a deep respect for all cultures, religions and people in all walks of life and circumstances.

    Rebecca dropped out of college and was a food server for 20 years. After sobering up and getting into recovery, she put herself through school. She had careers as a Senior Network Support Engineer, Supervisor, Systems Engineer and Business Administrator. She left a high-stress, fast-track career and became an end-of-life caretaker to her parents, undergoing a life-changing, humbling and soulful shift. Now, she strives to live in full potential, expression and creativity. She has a business designing symbolic gemstones, is an author in 4 anthologies, a community/tribe builder, hospital Reiki volunteer, Trauma/Addiction/Energy speaker/presenter, a Reconnective Healing Practitioner and she teaches somatic release TRE: Tension, Stress, Trauma Release Exercise.

    Rebecca's two-fold message is a game changer:

    1) Do somatic/body release work - it is the missing link in our deep self-healing transformation work.

    2) Access Healing Energy - it accelerates and integrates our transformation. It knows no bounds.

    1) Somatic release. Our overloaded, overlooked bodies need to restore. We live with constant tension, chronic stress and unresolved trauma. We are so disembodied because our body keeps score! We are diminished when sick, in pain or overwhelmed. For true healing, we must release multi-layered blockages. Dense, heavy, stuck energy can be discharged physically and emotionally thus RAISING our “home” frequency, inviting a state closer to balance. In doing TRE, a necessary, impactful, primitive and natural therapy, we restore and EMBODY. We ground. We heal.

    2) Energy healing is ancient, vast....free. Anyone can access their body's magnetic Energy field. We are so much more powerful and resonant than we realize. Our human form is just but a tiny quantum of our multidimensional magnificence. We can forge past our small mind sets, limited and outdated physical body concepts and harness life-changing Healing Energy. Science and medicine acknowledges Energy Healing experiments showcase full spectrums of light, information, technology. There is wondrous potential in who we are, what we are...we are energetic beings! Do healing work. Explore. Play. Discover and be awed.

    www.FloodOfLight.com

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

    https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:20 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Derek Burns - Change Agent #0086 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Derek Burns is a Navy Veteran who has been training for himself for 14 years. Ten years ago he started his own company “After Burns” and has been transforming the lives of many ever since. Living life through the mantra “Solid. Soulful. Substance. Strength”, he centers not only his life around God but the lives of his clients. Helping them to not only look better on the outside but feel better on the inside.

    His programs help his clients get down to the basics and learn every aspect there is to transforming to a healthier life. Balancing weight training, Cardio and Nutrition, Derek not only gets results buts helps his clients stay committed to their journey. Every client knows what they want, but Derek finds out what they need by the process of assessments, structurally and nutritionally. He helps his clients to understand is just as mental as it is physical. He equips his instructors with the ability to combine exercises and rest periods to optimally impact the type of muscle tone you want to achieve. Derek is a product of hard work and determination. Born in the city of New Orleans, he had a wonderful family and support, but choose to foray into the streets. He choose to be in the wrong crowd and made decisions that took his life on a wrong turn. Through the guidance of his parents, he made a life changing decision to enlist in the United States Navy. The military helped him to become the man his is today. His saving grace were the prayers of his parents. Through his endeavors is committed to helping underserved youth and empowering them with the mental, spiritual and physical tools they need to be successful.

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

    info@soarcommunitynetwork.com

    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

    https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!

  • July 25, 2019 9:18 PM | Mali Phonpadith (Administrator)

    Meet Tambra Raye Stevenson - Change Agent #0085 of our #SCN1000ChangeAgents Series.

    Featured by Food Tank, Tambra Raye Stevenson, the founder of NativSol Kitchen, is leading a new initiative called WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture to empower women & girls to lead and create healthy communities in Africa and the Diaspora. Based on the numbers she believes we need more women and girls as key drivers in our food system by valuing their voices and supporting a pipeline and platform of new leaders from farm to fork. Now she is inspiring a new generation of youth as the author of the "Where's WANDA?" children's book series which was featured on Voice of America.

    In 2014 the fourth generation Oklahoman was featured as a "Nutrition Hero" by Food & Nutrition Magazine while at the same time in as National Geographic Traveler of the Year for her passion of finding her Fulani roots in Niger and Nigeria to promote the health of African heritage foods because Western foods have failed us.

    Prior to that Tambra spent 10 years of creating and coordinating local and national initiatives to improve health and economic opportunities in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Commerce and D.C. Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives and at the University of the District of Columbia’s Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health.

    Her work has been highlighted by the U.S. Library of Congress, Washington Post and National Geographic Traveler Magazine. She has been featured on WPFW-FM radio, Cuisine Noir Magazine, WHUR-FM radio, BellaNaija.com, NBC4, BlackEnteprise.com, Radiant Health Magazine, Huffington Post, Sirius XM Radio, NBC Nightly News, BET.com, and TheRoot.com. She has written for She Leads Africa and quoted in Washington Gardener Magazine and Food and Nutrition Magazine. Appointed by D.C. Mayor Bowser, she serves on the first ever DC Food Policy Council to address a healthy and equitable local food economy. Also I serve as the Health Chair for the NAACP DC Branch.

    She has spoken at the Uppsala Health Summit in Sweden, FHI 360 in South Africa, University of Cape Coast Medical School in Ghana, American University of Nigeria, Kano Teaching Hospital, Robert E. Lee Memorial, African Studies Association, Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers Conference, African Heritage Studies Association, Young African Leaders Summit in Ethiopia, U.S. Library of Congress, U.S. Department of Agriculture, W,K, Kellogg Foundation, American Public Health Association, and National Association of Black Journalists to name a few.

    http://www.tambraraye.com/

    The SC Nebula is a global online (and offline - Washington, DC area) hub where conscious leaders from corporate, spiritual, nonprofit and civic groups can connect, collaborate and create more social impact together.

    Interested in becoming a SC Nebula Member?

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    Nominate a Change Agent for our Interview Series.

    https://nebula.soarcommunitynetwork.com

    In an effort to promote global champions of change, we have set an extraordinary goal of interviewing 1000 people this year who are change agents in their communities.

    Tune in as our interview guests share how they are contributing their gifts, skills, experiences, resources and wisdom to create a better world. Learn about the different causes and initiatives they care about. If theses causes resonate with you, reach out to our interviewees and offer up your superpowers.

    Join us. Let's not just stand for something ... let's do something!