Category Archives: Speakers

Rhonda Shear

Rhonda Shear has been breaking the mold since her beginnings as a New Orleans beauty queen, during her brief stint in politics, as Hollywood actress/sex symbol, touring as a stand-up comedienne, and now as the entrepreneur behind Rhonda Shear Intimates and the Ahh Bra! After appearing on countless TV shows and in films, modeling professionally, and hosting USA: Up All Night for over 450 episodes, Rhonda knows all about capturing the attention of audiences around the world.

Shear Enterprises, LLC now has nearly 20 full-time employees, its own 15,000sqft corporate office space in sunny Florida, and customers in over 30 countries! From its humble beginnings, the company has grown incredibly quickly, now selling millions worldwide each year! So how did Ronda and partner Van Fagan find success where so many have failed? Hard work, patience, and creativity! “If you can’t invest in yourself, how can you expect anyone to?” Rhonda and Van self funded Shear Enterprises, LLC almost entirely for their first 10 years in business. Building on Rhonda Shear Intimates’ international acclaim Rhonda plans to launch a new line of fragrance & beauty products, expand Rhonda Shear Intimates’ presence in retail, and now a book!

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Mariann Aalda; comedian; cancer survivor

Mariann Aalda

A veteran actress, Mariann Aalda began her standup career in 2008. She performs in clubs coast-to-coast — from Caroline’s in NYC to Hollywood Improv.

A Chicago native, she got her show biz start on the streets of New York… literally, as a writer-performer doing sketch comedy on a pull-down stage off the side of a truck with Off-Centre Theatre. She has toured with the improv groups, The Proposition and 3 Blacque Chix.  Mariann is also a cancer survivor, and not afraid to tackle this topic with humor. She also has some hilarious insight on aging, sex, and more!

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AARP recently profiled Aalda.  Read it here.

“Deemed ‘too old’ by the industry, actress and comic Mariann Aalda reclaims the career she loves and empowers women of all ages to snap out of society’s trance.”


Tessa Todd Morgan

Tessa Todd Morgan is the Founder of TRIESSENCE and DAILY RESET BREAK, a certified yoga instructor, professional speaker, accredited trainer in Emotional Intelligence and a life coach. Tessa has been in the professional speaking, training and consulting industry since 2003 and has worked with hundreds of well-known speakers, celebrities and trainers from around the globe.

Tessa has always known that she wanted to do something to help others. After having the privilege of working with famous keynote speakers and celebrities for many years, she realized that she enjoyed putting the right person on stage that could influence and inspire audiences around the world. Tessa has had the privilege of getting to work with people such as Dr. Oz, Mick Fleetwood, Geena Davis and Suze Orman.

Boris Cherniak

Boris Cherniak is a Russian-born Canadian-based entertainer, psychological illusionist, hypnotherapist, comedian hypnotist and motivational speaker that performs internationally.

He’s also an award-winning motivational speaker who was named corporate Entertainer of the Year and Global Leader.

His book “You can Do Anything” is available on Amazon now.

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Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno has had a thriving acting career for the better part of six decades. Moreno, one of the very few (and very first) performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy, was born in Puerto Rico. She moved to New York City in 1937 along with her mother, where she began a professional career before reaching adolescence. The eleven-year-old Rosita got her first movie experience dubbing Spanish-language versions of U.S. films. Less than a month before her fourteenth birthday on November eleventh, 1945, she made her Broadway debut in the play “Skydrift” at the Belasco Theatre, costarring with Arthur Keegan and the young Eli Wallach. Although she would not appear again on Broadway for almost two decades, Rita Moreno, as she was billed in the play, had arrived professionally.


Fritz Coleman

Fritz Coleman has been the weatherman for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles for many years.
He attended Salem College in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television, and film.[1] Like many popular weather anchors, he serves as a weather reporter rather than a meteorologist as he doesn’t have a degree in meteorology. This facet may be contrary to popular belief.

He worked as a comedian and disc jockey for several years and as a radio personality at WBEN and later WKBW in Buffalo, New York.[1] He left Buffalo for Los Angeles in 1980 to work as a stand-up comic. In 1982 he began work as weekend weatherman at KNBC, and has been the weekday weatherman since 1984.

He has written and performed two one-man theater acts, titled The Reception and It’s Me! Dad!. He received the 2004 EMA Community Service Award for his involvement with KNBC’s 4 Our Planet, a children’s program. He appeared in a supporting role in one of Raymond Burr’s last Perry Mason television films, The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host, in 1993.

Mavis Leno

“Gail has been my friend for over 30 years and I can take her anywhere.”
– Mavis Leno

Mavis Nicholson Leno is the Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls, and has been the United States’ most outspoken critic of the Taliban’s horrific treatment of women.

Leno joined the Board of Directors of the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1997, after playing an active role in the effort to defeat Proposition 209, the anti-affirmative action initiative on the 1996 California ballot.

Leno assumed her role as Chair of the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan in 1997, less than one year after the Taliban’s brutal treatment of women began. She testified on gender apartheid in March 1998 before Senator Diane Feinstein of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and has consistently urged the Clinton and Bush Administrations as well as the U.S. Congress to do more to restore women’s human rights in Afghanistan.

Her involvement in the Feminist Majority’s Campaign was also instrumental in defeating the energy company UNOCAL’s efforts to construct an oil pipeline across Afghanistan that would have supplied the Taliban with over $100 M and dramatically increased their control in the region.

She is currently a leader in the effort to make the restoration of women’s rights a nonnegotiable element of a post-Taliban Afghanistan, and has been at the forefront of insuring that the plight of Afghan women is included in the world’s reporting of the war in Afghanistan.

Recent television appearances include Larry King Live, The Today Show, CNN with Paula Zahn, Hardball with Chris Mathews, MSNBC Nightly News and the Tonight Show.

Mavis has also been featured in articles in TIME, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, US, and People


Mavis Leno FMF

LA Times article on Mavis Leno and the plight of Afghan women

LA Times interview with Mavis Leno

Mavis Leno on Tavis Smiley

Mavis Leno on USA Today disussing Afghan Women

Mavis Leno on CNN discussing Brunei’s Taliban-like laws

#StopTheSultan Feminist Rally




Mark Gorkin

Mark Gorkin, LICSW, “The Stress Doc” ™, an international/Celebrity Cruise Lines speaker, psychotherapist, syndicated writer and author of Practice Safe Stress:  Healing and Laughing in the Face of Stress, Burnout & Depression. Recently interviewed by BBC Radio, Mark is a “Motivational Humorist” for corporate, government, association, and non-profit clients. He leads dynamic and interactive, inspiring, and fun programs on stress & burnout, managing anger and conflict, and team building and organizational change.  All his programs are dynamic and inspiring, interactive and fun. The Doc is also America Online’s “Online Psychohumorist” ™.  In 2003, the Doc received the National Association of Social Workers-Metro-DC Chapter’s Social Work Entrepreneur Award. The Doc runs his weekly “Shrink Rap and Group Chat” on AOL/Digital City. His USA Today Online “HotSite” has won multiple awards. Finally, Mark is an advisor to The Bright Side ™, a multi-award winning mental health resource.

Ricky Kalmon

Breaking the mold from traditional hypnosis shows – no dark atmosphere or eerie music, Ricky Kalmon combines his hypnotic talents with exceptional timing and charm. For the last twenty years, Kalmon has been a sought after headliner at corporate events, casinos and comedy club theaters. In his work with Fortune 500 companies, Kalmon has shown executives and employees at all levels how to break through the negative barriers in their lives and bring out their best.

In 2005 Kalmon’s national TV show was launched and was picked up for a Second Season in the same year. Star of his own TV show Seeing Stars that airs on the TV Guide Channel, Hypnotist Ricky Kalmon gives you a chance to become your favorite celebrity and have your fifteen minutes of fame! Every week on Seeing Stars, Kalmon encounters real people on the streets of Los Angeles and hypnotizes them to become TV personalities. The volunteers actually think they are characters on their favorite TV shows! They might think that they are Dr. Phil giving advice to people, Paris Hilton on a shoe shopping spree or even Sydney Bristow, from Alias interrogating a suspect. New episodes of Seeing Stars air Tuesday nights at 9 pm Est. on the TV Guide Channel and repeats during the week at different times. Check your local listing. Seeing Stars is one of the top rated shows for the Network.

Whether the audience is a corporate event, casino showroom or comedy club theater, It’s The Only Comedy Show Where The Audience Becomes The Stars®.