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2017 LIV Keynote Speakers

Heidi Hanna, PhD
Recharge Your Brain and Your Life
As an experienced speaker, Dr. Heidi Hanna has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Women’s Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. She is founder and Chief Energy Officer of Synergy, a consulting company providing brain-based health and performance programs for organizations, the Executive Director of the American Institute of Stress , and a frequent lecturer at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. 

Dr. Hanna’s publications include the NY Times bestseller The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance , Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship With Stress and Recharge: 5 Shifts to Energize Your Life. 

Dr. Hanna is a National Board Member for Blessings in a Backpack, a Fellow with the American Institute of Stress, and she currently serves as editor of their quarterly
publication, Contentment. Recently, Dr. Hanna created The Beyond Funny Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing resources and education related to the benefits of healthy humor.  Dr. Hanna holds a bachelors degree in communications from Penn State University. She holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College and a Ph.D. degree in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health.

Karyn Ruth White
She Who Laughs, Lasts!
Karyn Ruth White is a “thought-laugher” in the exciting field of Human Potential. She calls herself a Success-Humorist (a job title she made up.) She energizes conferences across the U.S. with her poignantly funny keynote talks and blends her clean comedy with a big heart. Her passion is helping YOU believe in yourself, love yourself, laugh at (and with) yourself, and shine your unique light in the world.

Karyn Ruth holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. At her college graduation, Karyn Ruth thrilled her parents by announcing that she was going to pursue the profession of stand-up comedy. If you listen closely, you can still hear the screaming.

Turns out, (much to her parent’s relief) it was EXACTLY what she was born to do. She spent 10 years performing stand-up comedy in clubs and theaters around the U.S., before starting her professional speaking and coaching career. At last count…Karyn Ruth White has been entertaining and inspiring people through humor for over 30 years.  

She is the author of Your 7th Sense; How to Think Like a Comedian, and Dream Droppings; An Entrepreneur’s Field Guide. She has been featured in The Denver Business Journal, The Denver Post and appeared as a humor expert on Denver television’s KMGH and KUSA. Her program Laughing In the Face of Stress© has been repeatedly televised in Colorado. See her in action at

Glennon Doyle
Carry On, Warrior
Glennon Doyle is the author of the inspiring and hilarious New York Times bestselling memoir, Carry On, Warrior, and the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior, which was chosen as one of Oprah’s Book Club picks for 2016. She is the founder of, an on-line community where hundreds of thousands of readers meet daily to experience her shameless and laugh-out-loud funny essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery, and serving the marginalized. She is also the creator and president of Together Rising, a non-profit organization that has revolutionized on-line giving through “Love Flash Mobs” and has connected countless families in need with millions of dollars in critical resources. 

Glennon is a courageous truth-teller and hope-spreader, a wise and witty friend who emboldens us to believe in ourselves and reminds us that the journey is the reward. She shows us that by shedding our weapons and armor, we can stop hiding, competing and striving for the mirage of perfection, to build lives, relationships, homes, businesses, and communities.

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