TEDxFarmingdale

An Independently Organized TED Event

Gozde Ustuner

Gozde Ustuner is a professor and the acting chair of the Department of Automotive Technology at Farmingdale State College. She has completed her education from New York University and Stony Brook University with highest honors. She became a professor at a young age and has taught at many universities. Prior to her academic experience, she has worked […]

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Melanie Espeland

Melanie has 15 years of experience in strategy, operations, and executive coaching. She is a member of the Forbes Council and has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, Business Insider, and more. Melanie has worked with prominent corporate clients including Google, Facebook, IBM, and Morgan Stanley; as well as individuals such as business leaders, influencers, […]

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David Corbin

DAVID M. CORBIN is a two-time Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author who has been referred to as “Robin Williams with an MBA” because of his very practical, high-content speeches, coupled with real life, entertaining and sometimes side-splitting stories and applications. He’s known as the “Mentor to Mentors” as he’s advised, mentored, and guided many luminaries in the fields […]

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Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein, MA is a successful speaker and professor of sociology and women’s studies at California State University, Northridge, as well as an internationally recognized and sought-after empowerment coach, thought leader, and influencer in authentic empowerment, super charged confidence, and visibility. Her expertise has enabled her to write, edit, or contribute to nine books on […]

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Lou Cardillo

I have been in Real Estate since 1998. I started as a real estate agent and have built over 100 single-family homes and done over 120 of flip homes along with over 375 wholesale deals in my market. Realizing most of what I was doing was very transactional I began building long term wealth through […]

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LaShonda B. Fuller, Ph.D.

Dr. LaShonda Fuller is an Associate Professor at Liberty University in the Counselor Education and Family Studies Department. Dr. Fuller earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Western Michigan University and has both a Master of Education degree in guidance and counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Bowling Green […]

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Ken Ashby & Maris Segal

From Mindset to Marketing, Ken Ashby & Maris Segal, husband and wife, are often called “the connection couple.” They are Certified Relationship and Executive Coaches. They have spent the last thirty plus years bringing an innovative collaborative voice to issues, causes, and brands. Working with the public & private sectors from boardrooms and classrooms to the world […]

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David Nurse

David Nurse has been transforming the way hundreds of NBA stars play on the court for most of his career. In fact, his method was dubbed as training athletes of the future. As a former professional basketball player, David’s ability to get into the zone and master his mindset led him to two Guinness World […]

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Dana Battaglia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

First and foremost, I am a wife, a mom, a dog mom, a coffee and dark chocolate lover and a fitness enthusiast. My favorite color is purple and I love to cook. And… I am simply inspired every day by the power of communication and effective leadership. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology […]

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Cassandra Moultrie

Cassandra Moultrie is a mother, health information management revenue compliance auditor, international trainer, mentor, certified Cognitive Behavioral Coach and founder of Her Voice Her Story, LLC. Her work has taken her both across the US and outside the country, She enjoys the challenge of working at startups and being in the entrepreneurial space. A life-long learner, she embraces change and believes in the power […]

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Chris Naugle

From pro-snowboarder to money mogul, Chris Naugle has dedicated his life to being America’s #1 Money Mentor. With a core belief that success is built not by the resources you have, but by how resourceful you can be. His success and national acclaim have come in large part to what he’s learned first-hand from seeking a better […]

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Beatrice Weber

Beatrice Weber is an Interspiritual Minister, author, speaker, and coach. She guides women whose voices have been silenced to connect with their own inner worthiness and lead joyful lives. Beatrice was born and raised in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community, married off to a Rabbi at the age of 18, and never had the opportunity to […]

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Hawah Kasat

Hawah Kasat is the Co-founder and former Executive Director of One Common Unity (OCU), a non-profit that supports a movement for peace education and the building of a non-violent culture through music, arts, and mindfulness. Over the past 21 years, OCU has been healing fractured communities and has impacted the lives of over 37,500 vulnerable […]

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Adam and Lacey Platt

Many people want to reach the stars yet lack the ability to get there and take that first step to get their feet off the ground. Adam and Lacey have created a formula that both inspires and motivates people, just like you and I, to create a life that most can only dream. With their […]

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