Crystal H. Vo

Talk Title
Finding Your Voice

Talk Synopsis
Crystal shares the incredible and inspiring story of of a mother, a wife, a daughter and a passionate writer. She overcame many tragical events: wars, death in the family, physical and mental abuse, depression, homelessness. Today she is a public servant serving those who are underprivileged which is an honor for her to give back. She raises two young adult children who are pursuing higher education in college.

About Crystal H. Vo
Crystal VoI am a refugee who migrated to the United States in 1986. I escaped my country, Vietnam, with my brother and relatives in 1985, ten years after the communists took over the south of Vietnam. I was very homesick and depressed for many years in America without my family until I found my calling – writing. It has given me a purpose to live happily and productively. I am now a public servant, a mother of two and a wife. My passion is to share inspirational stories, poetry, food and the Vietnamese culture. This is the first poetry book I published in 2013:
My mission is to have a meaningful life where I can help others along the way.

To contact Crystal H. Vo:

Mike Davis

About Coach Mike
Coach Mike Davis has been coaching youth sports for more than 30 years. He started coaching and officiating youth basketball at the Miller’s Boys Club in Phoenix, AZ. Since then he has coached basketball, baseball, and softball at levels ranging from rec leagues to varsity high school and travel ball.

Those that can, do. Those that can’t, coach.
While some might use this as a negative, it points out a true facet of life: Playing a sport and coaching a sport are two different things. Sometimes a person can look at a challenge and be able to help someone else solve the puzzle, even if that person cannot solve the puzzle themselves. We’ve all be given different gifts. Anyone can learn a sport – the rules, the strategies, the nuances, but being able to teach someone else that sport takes an additional skill set, one that includes patience among all others. A great player does not always make a great coach.

Coaching Philosophy
I believe that there are educational values in sports that cannot be learned anywhere else. Along with teamwork and fair play, there is almost no other aspect of life that teaches one how to think, act, think again, and react, while facing sometimes unsurmountable challenges. Studies have shown that student-athletes, upon completing college, are more prepared to face the real world challenges of life than non-athlete students. In our younger years, most classes teach knowledge. But what teaches our children how to think? I try to give any student who wants to try out for the team a fair opportunity to be a part of the team. As long as they are willing to put in the work, they may succeed. This doesn’t mean that every student is going to play sports at the college level. Not every student has that as their goal. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t reaching their own goals and succeeding in other areas of their life.

Contact Coach Mike:

Tunde Ogunwole

Talk Title:
Don’t Leave Your Money on the Table!

Talk Synopsis:
Tunde’s talk is designed to encourage you to think about how you evaluate and prioritize the advice and tips you receive in life. After this talk, you will have a new and unique way to think about how you will decide to evaluate, prioritize and act on advice shared with you to make a positive and meaningful difference in achieving the life you want.

About Tunde Ogunwole:
Tunde Ogunwole is an iPEC trained business and life coach, group facilitator and speaker. He considers himself fortunate to have had a number of successes in his professional career such as being named one of the youngest senior managers at a large public school building program. He now works in commercial real estate as a developer for the Trammell Crow Company, widely considered one of the top real estate development firms in the country. As a former Naval Officer, he spent time living in Europe and traveling aboard during his free time. These experiences have helped him see people and live through a different lens giving him insights into life, challenges and successes. As a commercial real estate project manager and an engaged Southern California resident, he enjoys sharing his life experiences, business and leadership lessons and personal development tools with people like you, who are eager to learn and apply tools to “up-level” their lives.