Lived & Learned Speaker Schedule

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MAY 9th, 2019 at 7-10PM

JOIN US FOR THE THIRD LIVED & LEARNED SALON! AN EXCITING EVENING OF MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION WITH SINGER/SONGWRITER AND TV PERSONALITY CARNIE WILSON. SHE WILL ANSWER OUR LIVED & LEARNED QUESTIONS, WITH THE LAST HOUR OPEN FOR AN AUDIENCE Q & A. DRINKS AND LIGHT DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED.  PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT LOCAL VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

CARNIE WILSON

Carnie Wilson, daughter of legendary Beach Boy founder, Brian Wilson, has a varied career as a singer, songwriter, TV host, actress, voice over artist ,author and public speaker. She currently is a regular co -host for CBS’S THE TALK, has co -hosted THE VIEW, Emmy nominated for host of THE NEWLY WED GAME, and she has also been a “special on air correspondent for ET”.
As a member of Wilson Phillips, Carnie achieved unparalleled first album success, selling ten million albums with three #1 hit singles, including the song“Hold On”, which was featured in her cameo role in the movie BRIDESMAIDS. The group’s second album achieved international multiplatinum success selling three million albums. Carnie recorded a Christmas CD, titled “CHRISTMAS WITH CARNIE”and also completed her first solo CD, “A MOTHER’S GIFT” a collection of traditional and new lullabies inspired by Carnie being a new mother to her first daughter, Lola Sofia.
Carnie’s story has been chronicled in two books, Gut Feelings (released in 2001) and, I’m Still Hungry (released in 2003). Carnie’s cookbook, To Serve With Love, was published in the fall of 2005.
Since then, Carnie has blossomed as a TV chef, preparing dishes for THE TALK, THE BONNIE HUNT SHOW, & MARIE OSMOND. Most recently, Carnie took 2nd place in the FOOD NETWORK’S Rachael VS GUY CHALLENGE and is a CHOPPED CHAMPION.
Carnie has now developed a dessert national dessert company called “Love Bites by Carnie” that are delicious bite size desserts . Lovebitesbycarnie.com Love Bites By Carnie will be available in major grocery chains in 2019.
Carnie rejoined Wilson Phillips for a new CD for COLUMBIA RECORDS called “CALIFORNIA.” Wilson Philips then went on to record CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY, and their most recent CD featuring songs of heir parents called “DEDICATED”. Wilson Phillips are currently touring the US and appear in concert monthly.

Subsequently, teaming with her sister Wendy Wilson, Carnie participated as a singer, arranger and producer on the hit album and single “Hey Santa.” Carnie also has sung duets with Robert Palmer and James Ingram. In 1996, Carnie hosted her own nationally syndicated TV talk show entitled “CARNIE.” She has continued her career in acting, television, talk shows, pictures, voiceovers and songwriting for which she was awarded six certificates of excellence, including one for the Millionaire Club for “Hold On” from B.M.I. Carnie also was featured in NBC's miniseries “The Sixties,” playing Mama Earth. Carnie starred in the 2008 CMT TV series “GONE COUNTRY” and was featured in a spin off series OUTSIDERS INN on CMT. In 2009 Carnie became host of the NEWLY WED GAME on GSN and had a three season run. In 2010, her reality show, CARNIE WILSON UNSTAPLED debuted on GSN to great success.
Carnie has also appeared on CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP for ABC and A&E’s CELEBRITY DREAM DECODED, CELEBRITY GHOST STORIES, and THE HAUNTING OF.
Having battled her alcoholism, addiction, weight and self esteem issues her entire life, Carnie is devoted to lecturing and speaking to women, men and younger individuals about self empowerment and recovery. Recently celebrating her 50th Birthday… it is more important than ever to her to speak for women of all shapes and ages for equality and having a positive voice. On July 28th 2018, Carnie received The Game Changer Award for the growing girls’ empowerment charity Girls Rising. She is also an ambassador of hope for the WLSFA (Weight Loss Surgery Foundation Of America). Her love for communicating with people has been her greatest joy besides her own children Lola and Luci. Whatever path she takes , inspiring others is her main focus!!!

2019

SOLD OUT! February 27th, 2019 at 7-10PM

JOIN US FOR THE SECOND LIVED & LEARNED SALON! AN EXCITING EVENING OF MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION WITH ICONIC FASHION DESIGNER DONNA KARAN. SHE WILL ANSWER OUR LIVED & LEARNED QUESTIONS, WITH THE LAST HOUR OPEN FOR AN AUDIENCE Q & A. DRINKS AND LIGHT DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED.
PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT LOCAL VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

DONNA KARAN

 

Donna Karan’s desire to address people, not just dress them, led her to establish The Urban Zen Foundation in 2007. This lifelong traveler and yogi, mother and grandmother is dedicated to adding the missing link – mind, body and spirit – to healthcare and education, while preserving the wisdom of ancient culture. Karan works with established organizations such as the Clinton Foundation, Grief and Nomad Two Worlds. The Clinton Global Initiative was Karan’s inspiration for Urban Zen: to bring like-minded people together in a place and space – the Urban Zen Center – to affect change through collaboration and creativity.
Inspired by the illness of her husband Stephan Weiss, as well as close friends suffering with disease, Karan founded the groundbreaking Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Program, which integrates eastern healing modalities with western science. The Program has partnerships with UCLA, Beth Israel Medical Center, Kent State University and YogaWorks.
For Karan, Haiti is where Urban Zen’s health, education and culture initiatives come together. Alongside The Clinton Global Initiative, Karan helps develop and support sustainable opportunities as part of The Foundation’s Haiti Artisan Project. Donna works directly with artisans to elevate design, provide vocational education, job creation and raise awareness to the global market as part of her Philanthropic and Commerce model for the Soulful Economy mission.

2018

SOLD OUT! NOVEMBER 14TH, 2018 at 7-10PM

JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF LIVED & LEARNED!  AN EVENING OF MEANING FUL CONVERSATION WITH SUPER MODEL, AUTHOR, WOMEN'S ADVOCATE AND ACTIVIST CARRE' OTIS.  SHE WILL ANSWER OUR LIVED & LEARNED QUESTIONS, WITH THE LAST HOUR OPEN FOR AN AUDIENCE Q & A. DRINKS AND LIGHT DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED.

PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT LOCAL VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

 CARRE OTIS

Carré Otis has long been one of the most recognizable faces in the modeling industry.  A native of Northern California, she first achieved fame when she appeared on the cover of Elle (France) in April 1986.  Over the next few years, she became an extraordinarily successful supermodel, headlining campaigns for Guess, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, and Revlon.  Carré has appeared on the covers of Vogue (USA, France, Great Britain, Italy); Harper’s Bazaar; Glamour; and Cosmopolitan.
Over the course of her remarkable career, Carré has worked with the many of the greatest photographers of the past half-century including Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Guy Bourdin, Matthew Rolston, Deborah Turbeville, and Michel Comte.
 Carré has long been open about her past battle with eating disorders. Graced with years of recovery as a result of intense spiritual and personal work, Carré is committed to speaking out about the pressures that so often overwhelm young women in and out of the modeling industry. She has traveled around the world and appeared on many nationally televised programs, offering her unique insight into the business of beauty, and the high price that business demands. 

 Carré’s memoir, Beauty Disrupted, was released in 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers. She has contributed to Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, Patheos, The Conversation and Vogue Australia , and is passionate about the dangerous impact subversive media-messaging has on our culture-especially our young women-but also enjoys writing on topics related to health, nutrition, yoga, relationships, sexual intimacy, mind-body connection, and spirituality.  
Carré grew increasingly concerned about unfair labor practices and poor working conditions in the modeling industry and has become an advocate for young women in and out of the industry.  She’s on the Advisory Board of the Model Alliance, a non-profit industry group working to establish fair labor standards for models in the U.S., as well as a long time Ambassador for National Eating Disorders Association.
Her strong commitment to helping others reclaim physical and emotional health, develop positive body image--fulfill and empower themselves in all areas of their lives--is what makes her a powerful and inspiring voice for change in the world today. In December of 2013 she gave her first Ted Talk in San Francisco where she addressed several themes related to her activism.
 In 2006 Carré married Matthew Sutton, an Environmental Business leader.  They have two daughters, Jade and Kaya, and reside in Boulder, Colorado.

YOU CAN BUY CARRE's BOOK HERE.