Headlined Guests that have appeared on BBS Radio TV
The developer of Handmaster Plus, iconic all-in-one hand exerciser that easily trains the 9 muscles that close the hand EQUALLY with the 9 muscles that open the hand AND the 9 muscles that support grip... all thru full ROM's. The result is maximum grip strength, balance & stability at the fingers, thumb, hand, wrist, carpal tunnel, forearm & elbow. Prevents & aids recovery from stroke, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer's (thrower's) elbow (medial epicondylitis), DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, Dupuytren's contracture, & other finger, thumb, hand, wrist, carpal tunnel & elbow RSI. Key strength tool for professional golf, seeing poor hand exercise & grip strength training & chronic finger, thumb, hand, wrist, carpal tunnel & elbow injuries. Vital for grip sports (golf, tennis, gymnastics, basketball, baseball, hockey, football, BMX, MMA, weightlifting, bodybuilding, etc), music (guitar, bass, piano, drums, wind, trumpet, sax), workplace (dentists/hygienists, cashiers, computer, etc) & therapy (PT, OT, DC, trainers, fitness instructors, etc) See www.handmasterplus.com for info.
My professional life is dedicated to studying life & educating people about their true Self... and motivating all to take care of their own health, happiness & purpose. See www.doczac.com
Specialties: Chiropractor for 10 years, professional golfer, author 'The Power of Golf', developed Handmaster Plus finger, hand, wrist, carpal tunnel, forearm & elbow exercise device for grip strength & balance & Teardrop Body Support Pillow, studied ART, GNM & EFT. Set Guinness Book of World Record-Most Holes of Golf in 12 hours (391 holes), speaker on carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer's elbow (medial) and more.
"Shannan absolutely killed it in the finale scene. People will be talking about her performance for quite some time. It was gut wrenching." Mike Walsh- writer/producer of Sno Babies
Shannan is a Texas girl at heart, enjoying outdoor activities, camping, and playing sports. Shannan also loves British humor and is extremely hard to offend. She will watch an entire episode of The Munsters and still crack up.
As far as acting goes, she is a New York City/Philly actress who has worked on a variety of roles, from an affluent Upper East Side wife to Bill Pullman in the Ryan Murphy Netflix Limited Series, HALSTON, to a blue-collar upstate New York single mother in the comedic web series MIKE IS UNEMPLOYED. She can also be seen on FBI on CBS as well as two recently released feature films, SNO BABIES and THE RETALIATORS. The much anticipated feature film, SIGNS OF LOVE, (starring Dylan and Hopper Penn and Rosanna Arquette) was released in theaters October 2022 and premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival this May where it won Best Director. Shannan plays the mother of Zoe Arquette who won Best Actress at the festival. And PHILLY CHRISTMAS, in which she plays opposite Robert Clohessey from Blue Bloods, will be released theatrically December 2022. She is also in the upcoming TUBI movie, A PARTY TO DIE FOR, and plays a lead part in the recently shot short, DINNER PARTY, directed by Emmy Award winner Ritesh Gupta. She will be seen opposite Catherine Daddario in the feature, THE TRIBUTARIES also starring Kelly Rutherford in 2023 and she recently worked with M. Night Shyamalan on Season 4 of SERVANT. In addition to her burgeoning career in film and TV, Shannan has had success in modeling, commercials and print work.
Her short film, in which she played the lead, WHEN FATHER WENT BIKING, has been officially selected for numerous international film festivals.
Shannan is a published author of the book The Littlest Peanut-
an inspirational baby book for parents with children in the NICU.
In order to feel creative in other ways besides acting, she writes songs and plays guitar and piano. Shannan's original music can be heard on Spotify.
Her favorite quote is from the late, great Milton Berle.
"Laughter is an instant vacation".
Jonetta Rose Barras found her voice, experiencing life as a poet, fiction writer, performing artist, and community organizer. Along the way she became a magazine feature writer, investigative reporter and contextual journalist. Her strength remains her ability to connect for the public seemingly unrelated issues, enabling them to better understand the impact public policy, politics and culture in America have on their lives.
These days Jonetta writes opinion essays and books. She also works with Esther Productions Inc. to inspire and empower fatherless girls and women.
Jonetta is dedicated to living her life with compassion, passion and without training wheels.
Maria Martinez clears the way through her healing ability so you can access your divine inheritance and divine wealth. She is a Wealth Consciousness Activator, Quantum Alchemist, Light Language channel, Radio and Podcast Host, Speaker, Author, Profit Accelerator Coach, and Emotional IQ, Resilience, Diversity and Sensitivity Trainer. Maria specializes in helping entrepreneurs grow their revenue, create systems, have more balance, experience more freedom, and fearlessly step into the best version of themselves. Maria’s healing work utilizes high vibrational consciousness, celestial light language, sacred geometry, light tones, Christ Consciousness, Angelic, and Galactic frequencies for your transformation, and accelerated ascension. Her credentials include Ayurvedic Practitioner from Maharishi International University, Business Administration from University of Phoenix, Business Economics at UCSB, she is Board Certified in Clinical Support Medical Hypnotherapy and Natal, Interlife and Past Life Regression Clinical Hypnotherapy. Maria is an ancient soul who was created to usher humanity into their awakening, so that they can access their full human-divine potential and live easily as their supernatural self. She is part of the Galactic Counsel, and her purpose is to weave the galaxies together to keep the balance, protect humanity and empower them to evolve, ascend and access the upper dimensions. In this life Maria is here to welcome Light Travelers, Starseeds, Healers, Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow children to awaken their genius in order to fulfill their soul's missions. She finds great joy in manifesting and bridging the 5D into the 3D. She runs her successful business under her 360 Prosperity Brand for Business Coaching, Corporate Consulting, Business lending, Marketing and Brand strategy.
Albe Bassett is the Fire Chief of the New Canaan (CT)Fire Department. He has 29 years of fire service experience, with many of those years training and developing firefighters and officers to become better for themselves and the communities in which they serve. Albe is certified as Fire Service Instructor 3 and holds a B.S. degree in Fire Technology and Administration, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and a Master of Science degree in I/O Psychology from Walden University. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University.
Pamela Pacetti is known for her holistic approach to family law. Pamela works with women ready to move through separation and divorce empowered and aligned. Rather than being a regular healer and coach – Pamela offers something totally different and unique – she is a seasoned attorney who is a powerful see-er and healer for a woman’s separation and divorce journey. She integrates her legal career and helps clients through the emotional and spiritual aspects of the experience, using her training in Collaborative Law and Mediation, as well as her healing abilities in: Shamanic Healing; Energy Healing; Mediumship; Meditation; Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique [QHHT]; Transpersonal Hypnotherapy; and Life and Spiritual Soul Coaching. Pamela received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, and has concentrated on divorce and family law for 25 years. Trained in collaborative law and mediation, she served on the Board of two Collaborative Professional Associations. Today, Pamela is an intuitive medium and a certified life and spiritual soul coach. Using her intuitive gifts and legal training, magic happens for her clients. She coaches a one-of-a-kind program: Divorce in the Age of Aquarius – The Way of the Divine Feminine ™ providing women with empowering legal insights, as well as the spiritual insights that shift the drama of divorce into a sacred journey instead. Pamela helps her clients move through divorce to find true healing, make aligned decisions, and co-create the abundant life they are meant to lead. Pamela is the author of “Divorce, Holistically Yours: Learn Essential Knowledge of the Legal Process and How Divorce Can Be a Catalyst for Your Soul’s Evolution.” Pamela’s mission is to take the mystery out of the legal process, and to empower women to reclaim their sovereignty, discover enlightened concepts meant to shift their perspective, end repeated relationship patterns, and find true healing in the process
I’m speaking with the Originator of the Pachakuti Mesa/ Transmitter of Wisdom Traditions / Vision Keeper of The Heart of the Healer Shamanic Mystery School - Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo. Oscar is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, founder of The Heart of the Healer, originator of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition™ cross-cultural shamanism. An internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher and healer, earth-honoring ceremonialist and author, don Oscar is OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology and member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee. He has been guiding ethno-spiritual pilgrimages to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia. His work has been featured on CNN, Univision, A&EDiscovery Channel and Ancient Aliens. With several books already published, Oscar is now the author of the new book: “SHAMANISM: Personal Quests of Communion with Nature and Creation.”
Kellie Ann is unique, and her life story attests to that fact. As a teen mom, adoptive mom, and foster care mom, she has had a lot of great experiences. But there is even more. Just one year after she gave birth to her daughter, she became a great-grandmother.
She is a co-author with Dave Farrow, a two-time Guinness World Records holder for greatest memory, and she is the creator of an online parenting curriculum. Her new book, an upcoming memoir, "Wounded Heart, Graceful Warrior" is her story of overcoming domestic violence.
She has a Marriage and Family Therapy BA. degree and is a Family Intervention Specialist. Her experiences range from teaching, reunification of families, working with at-risk youths, families in crisis, and as a parent coach. She has worked as a nanny, in preschools, correctional facilities, and social work agencies.
Leisa Reed is the Founder of Get Speaking Gigs Now.
You’ve probably heard that public speaking is a powerful way to build your business and attract your ideal clients. But even if you have a desire to be a speaker, you might not know what to talk about, where to go to find gigs, or how to offer your services from stage without sounding salesy.
As the Founder of Get Speaking Gigs Now, Leisa mentors professionals who want to use speaking to grow their business. Clients who work closely with her “Get Their Talk Ready to Rock” and build their speaking skills and confidence through the Speaker's Training Academy.
On today's episode, Leisa will be sharing expert strategies you need to know to build your business through speaking. In our brief connect before the show she shared:
"I was 40 years old when I changed my career path, took a huge leap of faith and became a professional speaker.
I had zero gigs, zero clients and zero email list.
The first gig I had (with 10 people in attendance) led to thousands of dollars in sales.
That first year, I booked 83 speaking gigs in my local area."
LISTEN TO FIND OUT HOW LEISA DID THIS AND HER STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS! Learn how to receive your copy of: Get Immediate FREE Access to the “5 Top Tips to Get More Speaking Gigs NOW”.
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Brian L. Schwalb has committed his legal career to using the law in service of others, advocating for what matters most to the people and organizations he represents. As the District of Columbia's second independently-elected attorney general, Brian is committed to fighting for D.C., advancing the public interest, and ensuring that the law works to make the District safer, healthier, and more equitable for all who live and work here.
Brian is a third-generation Washingtonian. After graduating from Duke University and Harvard Law School, and completing a two-year judicial clerkship, Brian served as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. After completing his service with the Justice Department, Brian entered private practice representing clients – individuals, businesses, nonprofits and families — in a multitude of high stakes matters including advocating for people injured by excessive, unconstitutional police force, defrauded out of their assets, and fighting for their lives on death row.
Among other professional recognitions, Brian is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to the top 1% of area trial lawyers and whose careers have reflected the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. Brian is also an experienced law firm leader, having served as Venable’s firm-wide Vice Chairman and then as the Partner-in-Charge of Venable’s D.C. office.
Outside the practice of law, Brian has volunteered his time, legal services, leadership, and mentorship to organizations dedicated to enhancing D.C.’s justice system, mentoring D.C. Public School students, and reducing the local impact of HIV/AIDS. Brian is also an active supporter of cancer treatment and prevention, Holocaust education, and has served as an officer and trustee of his synagogue.
Brian and his wife Mickie Simon live in Ward 3 where they raised their three daughters – Jessica, Allison, and Sydney.
Chief Neil H. Gang has served in law enforcement for over 34 years and has been the Chief of Police for the Pinole Police Department since 2014. He is the Chairperson of the California Police Chiefs Association Organizational Wellness and Resiliency Committee, the Co-chair of the IACP Officer Safety & Wellness Committee, the author of the Asher Model-7 Point Approach to a Culture of Wellness, the host of the 6th Pillar Podcast, is a POST-Wellness Instructor and was named Public Safety Hero of the Year by the House of Representatives in 2020. His innovative work as a law enforcement leader has been featured in several national Police magazines. He is a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern School of Police Staff Command, where he was the president of the class and the recipient of the Franklin M. Kremel Award for excellence in the field of leadership.
Former mayor, council member, planning commissioner, thought influencer, and insider, for years Debbie saw people’s needs go unmet because of gross misappropriation of funds too common in our current political landscape.
Debbie is thoroughly familiar with the workings of municipal government, its issues, and pressing fiscal challenges. She has worked on both sides of local politics as an advocate for good government.
Debbie earned a B.A. from the University of Idaho and was named Scottish Young Businessperson of the Year among other accolades. Her local bakery in Scotland grew to $6m annual income in three years. In addition, Debbie is a residential real estate broker who has negotiated over 500 win-win transactions.
With intelligence officers and auditors as family role models and her background as an investigative journalist, Debbie learned how to get things done. Debbie shares democracy as a participative art that transforms communities through communication. Her practical, multi-faceted, and creative strategies foster well-governed communities.
Chris has spent the last 20 years helping individuals reach their most important financial goals. In 1999, Chris started his own financial services practice, and since then, has traveled the U.S. working with athletes, key executives and minorities. Chris specifically focuses on the areas of individual and corporate Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Investments*, Unique Tax Reduction Strategies, Retirement Income Optimization and Pension Maximization.
Chris was a communications major at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Outside of the classroom, he played on the Fighting Illini basketball team where he was co-captain and earned 2nd Team All Big-Ten honors. After college, Chris played basketball professionally for the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, and in L’Hermaine and Vichy, France.
Early in his career, Chris worked as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Representative. While there, he received numerous awards and was a top producer. He became a Million Dollar Round Table Member in 2001 - the premier association of financial professionals. In the spring of 2005, Chris moved his financial services practice to the Molyneaux Financial Group, LLC, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he received the Impact Award in 2006 and Management Council and Leaders Conference Honors in 2007. This agency eventually became MassMutual Chicago.
In 2010 he started his own Agency, where he leads a team of highly skilled advisors, meanwhile still developing his clientele nationwide. He has been featured in numerous magazine articles; Crain’s Chicago Business, GQ, Black Enterprise and African-American Career World.
In 2012 Chris found a way to give back to sports by becoming a member and sitting on the board of the Chicago Concussion Coalition which goal is to make the games safer for children in amateur sports, Founded by Chris Nowitski of the Emmy Nominated movie “Head Games” he finds passion in helping resolve the issue of CTE in sports.
Chris donates his time and efforts to many organizations. He is on the Board of Directors for the Urban League, is part of the United Way’s Young Community Leaders, volunteers for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization and joined the board of the SAME Network of Chicago’s RUSH medical center.
In 2013 Chris was nominated to the NBARPA Chicago chapter and served as a Board member; while again qualifying for the Court of the Table of Million Dollar Round Table. He is now considered a Lifetime member of the highly esteemed MDRT.
Chris is a lifelong advocate of diversity and inclusion. He serves as the current Vice President for the Board of Directors for NAIFA DuPage (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) & serves on NAIFA’S prominent national committee for the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. He travels nationally and speaks to diversity groups such as NMA, SNMA, LMSA, CCPA, GAMA, LAMP, ITKAN, MDRT, and NAIFA.
Chris is dedicated to helping individuals develop personalized financial strategies and goals. Chris lives in the western Chicago suburbs with his son, Jordan. Chris is an independent advisor who works on your behalf to represent you the client with all the major insurance carriers and investment providers in the marketplace, to help find the best plan and product for the client.
Call or email Chris today to find out how he can help you build and execute your life-long financial game plan.
Hratch Missakian is a healer who utilizes a variety of acupressure and body manipulation techniques combined with spiritual and philosophical teachings influenced by the likes of Jesus Christ, Lao Tzu, Bruce Lee, and Buddha.
Born in Lebanon, Hratch studied these philosophies from the young age of thirteen and was deeply moved by their ideas and universal truths. He graduated from Beirut’s prestigious Haigazian University with a degree in business administration and went on to self-teach and master the eastern arts of acupressure, anatomy, and correcting the flow of energy within the human body.
After opening his first clinic, the Pain Relief Center in Pasadena, he transitioned to his current practice in Glendale, California, and has now been healing patients in the United States for nearly 40 years.
His patients often suffer from asthma, back pain, migraines, arthritis, and discogenic diseases, from which Hratch analyzes and creates unique treatment plans that lead to recovery.
He preaches and practices the importance of addressing all aspects of health: from mind and body to emotions and the soul. His latest book, Messages and Quotes from the Universe, contains a compilation of his teachings and philosophies.
As musician and composer, Sandro’s strength lies in the originality and passion of his melodic lines, the power of his rhythmic grooves and his ability to competently and flexibly support diverse musical atmospheres. His technical knowledge enables recording jobs via internet in addition to traditional studio work and live performances.
As a studio musician Sandro has recorded for numerous international films, video games and CDs with composers such as Howard Shore, Mychael and Jeff Danna, Atli Oervarsson, Shigeru Umebayashi, Andreas Vollenweider, Tina Turner and many others.
He has performed as an orchestral soloist for presentations of film music, including an international debut performance of Howard Shore’s “Lord of the Rings Symphony” with the 21st Century Orchestra under the direction of Ludwig Wicki and performances of the music of Shigeru Umebayashi under the direction of Dirk Brossé at various international film festivals.
Sandro began his musical education with Baroque music. For over 40 years he has been working with instruments and music of many cultures. His skills have grown to include an astonishing spectrum of over 300 different wind instruments.
Angel is a born empath, gifted intuitive and rare individual who is one of the world’s few Psychic Astrologers. As a multi-talented, modern-day Mystic, she is also a Certified Evidential Psychic Medium, Animal Communicator, Energy Healer, Reiki Master, and a Spiritual Teacher. And as an innate healer, she naturally imbues a strong healing component in all of her work.. She brings years of dedicated training and mastery under the tutelage of many of the world’s greatest Evidential Mediums and Spiritual Teachers, many whom have taught at the acclaimed Arthur Findlay College of Spiritualism and Psychic Sciences in Stansted, England.
In her Psychic Astrology, she successfully bridges the gap between left and right brain, spirit and matter, the mystical and the mundane to provide powerful intuitive guidance merged with a highly technical understanding of Natal, Predictive, and Relationship Astrology, honed over many years.
Currently, she is working with clients all around the globe and has done mediumship demonstrations in front of the general public. She has also contributed to leading publications including: The Reader’s Digest, Bustle, eHow, and MSN. She has been a featured guest on internet radio, top spiritual podcasts and as an expert in tv and broadcast projects.
Apart from the everyday world, her life experiences have been extraordinary, having had encounters with spirit, extra-dimensional entities, angels and other beings.
Angel Dawn works with the highest integrity, compassion and sensitivity to provide spirit-driven guidance to those in need, from all walks of life. She is an emissary for spirit — a clear channel and bridge from spirit to the human world.
Jeff Gold is a singer-songwriter who was part of the New York Folk revival of the 1970s that included artists such as Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, and Jack Hardy. Jeff has shared the stage with Peter, Paul and Mary, The Roches, and Suzanne Vega, and has also performed at Carnegie Hall.
One of the original founders of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine, Jeff has had his songs accepted into the Smithsonian Institute. His albums Streets Cracked, The Journey and Rear View Mirror have been critically acclaimed; his song Adonoi, which he wrote with fellow songwriter and author Paul Zollo about the Jewish immigrant experience, is performed at synagogues at the High Holy Days in Los Angeles, California and has been profiled in many Jewish publications.
Jeff also has many production credits and has also done extensive studio work as a session Guitarist, and woodwind player.
HERBIE J PILATO
Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Herbie J Pilato is a Los Angeles-based writer, producer, director, actor, TV personality, and singer/songwriter.
His eclectic list of critically-acclaimed pop-culture/media tie-in books includes the just-published 12 Best Secrets of Christmas: A Treasure House of December Memories Revealed (Archway Publishing, 2022), Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Story (Jacobs Brown Press, 2019), Dashing, Daring and Debonair: TV’s Top Male Icons From The ’50s, ’60s, And ’70s (Taylor Trade, 2016), Glamour, Gidgets and the Girl Next Door: Television’s Iconic Women From The ’50s, ’60s, And ’70s (Taylor Trade, 2014), The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide To Her Magical Performances (Taylor Trade, 2013), Twitch Upon A Star: The Bewitched Life And Career of Elizabeth Montgomery (Taylor Trade, 2012), NBC & ME: My Life As A Page In A Book (Bear Manor Media, 2008), The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man And The Bionic Woman Reconstructed (Bear Manor Media, 2008), The Kung Fu Book Of Wisdom (Tuttle, 1995), The Kung Fu Book Of Caine (Tuttle, 1993), and The Bewitched Book (Dell, 1992).
Pilato recently as a consultant and audio commentator for the Saturn-Award-nominated Blu-ray release of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, and as a consultant and on-screen commentator for CNN’s hit eight-part series, History of the Sitcom. He also worked on various Blu-ray, DVD, broadcast, and cable TV documentaries such as Bravo’s 100 Greatest TV Characters, Bewitched: The True Hollywood Story, David Carradine: The E! True Hollywood Story, A&E’s Biography of Lee Majors, TLC’s Behind the Fame specials about The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show, L.A. Law and Hill Street Blues, the Syfy Channel’s Sciography series, and the TV Guide Channel’s hit five-part series, 100 Moments That Changed TV, among others.
In addition to his books, Pilato has written for the Television Academy at Emmys.com and Emmy Magazine and has contributed to several other media outlets, such as Closer Magazine, and TVWriter.com, for which he has served as Contributing Editor Emeritus for over twenty-five years.
In 2010, Pilato established The Classic TV Preservation Society, a formal 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the positive influence of classic television shows. In 2019, he served as a host and co-executive producer on Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, the hit classic TV talk show that premiered on Amazon Prime and Shout! Factory TV.
Pilato’s upcoming books include Retro Active Television: An In-Depth Perspective of Classic TV’s Social Circuitry (Headline Books, 2023), and biographies of Sean Connery and Diana Rigg.
In 2018 Clara made her Carnegie Hall debut as a top-prize winner of the AFAF International Concerto Competition and was invited to perform the Grieg piano concerto with the Kostroma Symphony in Russia. She has performed under noted conductors Uri Segal, Gaddiel Dombrowner and John Roscigno with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, L.A. Doctors Symphony and Virtuosi Brunensis Virtuosi Orchestra in Italy.
Clara was invited by Steinway & Sons in April 2020 to be their young showcase artist on the first Steinway Virtual Masterclass with Christopher O’Riley. She is a prizewinner of international piano competitions such as the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, International Youth Piano Competition, American Protégé International Piano Competition and Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition.
Major venues at which she has performed are Disney Hall, Carnegie Hall, Zipper Hall, Cypress Hall, Sala dei Notari (Italy) and the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center.
She has participated in numerous international piano festivals, including Music Fest Perugia in Italy, Puerto Piano International Festival in Puerto Rico, the John Perry International Piano Academy, Vivace Matera International Music Festival, International Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy, Aloha International Piano Festival and the Colburn Young Artists Summer Academy.
Clara was honored to receive a private lesson with Emanuel Ax at Disney Hall. She has performed in masterclasses with Gary Graffman, Simone Dinnerstein, Jerome Lowenthal, Oxana Yablonskaya, Alexander Kobrin, Jon Nakamatsu, John Perry, Arthur Greene, Roberto Plano, Alan Chow and Yoshikazu Nagai.
Clara has studied extensively with Rufus Choi, Dmitry Rachmanov and Ory Shihor. In the summer of 2019 she decided to pursue her undergraduate Piano Performance degree one year earlier than planned and completed both her Junior and Senior High School credits in one year to pursue her dream.
In 2020 Clara started at the Manhattan School of Music as a scholarship student of Prof. Jeffrey Cohen having been admitted at age 17, seven years after she began her piano studies.
Clara has created a transcription of Holst’s “The Planets” for solo piano and plans to perform concerts that include the entire Planets suite with pictures of up-close locations on each planet projected onto a screen. She loves to improvise and is also a writer – currently writing a dystopian trilogy.
DIANA WEYNAND aka COACH D
Diana Weynand is a history maker. She played the women’s professional tackle football with the Los Angeles Lasers, becoming their general manager. Diana, aka Coach D, knows a thing or two about this great game and she is taking her knowledge beyond the field with the mission to empower people to mastermind their lives.
In her book, Diana presents eight Lipstick Football principles (Leap, Immerse, Play, Shine, Track, Initiate, Condition, Kick) derived from the football game and applied into our everyday activities. The Lipstick Football method aims to help readers seize life (carpe vita!) and achieve their highest dreams.
Diana loves writing, coaching, speaking and motivating groups. Given the choice, she’d almost always rather play and throw the ball on a field than watch other people have fun doing it on TV.
I shine when I perform music and produce shows. I’m passionate about protecting nature and the environment, and I commit my leadership skills to climate nonprofit organizations. I’m a sailor and I love being out on the water. However challenging and messy it may be at times; I love my life. As Helen Keller said, ‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.’ I choose adventure.
– Diana Weynand