Speakers & Performers

Dance for Kindness 2020

Join Life Vest Inside and Usher in World Kindness Day through Song, Dance and Inspiration!

On Sunday, November 8th tune into our LIVE stream from anywhere around the globe to enjoy special guest speakers, panelists, musical performances, kindness challenges and more all focused around the Power of Kindness and how we can unleash its potential.

*The program will be broadcasted LIVE via Zoom, FB and YouTube and across all of our partner organizations*

SpeakersPerformers

Speakers

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

DirectorYale Center for Emotional Intelligence


Permission to Feel

Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and our Society Thrive

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine at Yale University. His research focuses on the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance. Marc is the author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help our Kids, Ourselves, and our Society Thrive, published by Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan.

Sharon Salzberg

Meditation Teacher


The Force of Kindness

An exploration of kindness as a power that cuts through adversity

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers.

Tiffany Shlain

Filmmaker & Author


How Turning Off Screens One Day a Week Can Create Space for Kindness

Sharing the wisdom of my family's decade long practice of no screens one day a week.

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, author of national bestselling book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award. She hosts a monthly #ZoomChallahBake and writes a newsletter called Breakfast @ Tiffany’s. For information on her book, baking, films, and her newsletter , visit tiffanyshlain.com and follow Tiffany on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Randy Taran

Founder & CEOProject Happiness


How to Activate Kindness for Better Relationships

Learn how to activate kindness for better relationships with partners, with the world, and above all with yourself.

Randy Taran is the Founder and CEO of Project Happiness, a mental health nonprofit which reaches a community of 2.5 million people. Covered in O Magazine, NBC, ABC and The Huffington Post., Randy, speaks internationally on happiness habits, preventative wellness, and emotional resilience. Her latest book “”Emotional Advantage – Embracing ALL Your Feelings To Create A Life You Love”” has been featured on Apple Books, Wired, and Success Magazine.

Scarlett Lewis

Founder/Chief Movement OfficerChoose Love Movement


Choosing Love in our Brave New World

Based on a message her young son left on their kitchen chalkboard, “Nurturing Healing Love”, Scarlett began a worldwide movement to teach children how to choose love in every situation or circumstance. You will learn the empowering formula that can lead everyone to choose love in every situation, a much needed message for our world now.

Scarlett Lewis founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, a nonprofit organization, after her son was murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December 2012. Scarlett decided to be part of the solution to the issues in society—and that also caused the tragedy. She travels across the United States and internationally to promote the Choose Love for Schools Program, a no cost, comprehensive character development and social and emotional learning program empowering educators and students to choose love. Choose Love has been extended into homes and communities and the family of Choose Love programs have been downloaded in all 50 states and in nearly 100 countries. Learn more at chooselovemovement.org.

Ashanti Branch

CreatorEver Forward Club


unMASKing Healthy Relationships

By closing the gap between who we are on the inside and who we show up as at school online or onsite, we create more meaningful connections, healthier communication, deeper engagement - and ultimately more powerful results.

Ashanti Branch, was raised by a single mother on welfare in Oakland, went on to study engineering at California Polytechnic – San Luis Obispo. A Civil Engineer in his first career, Ashanti found his passion for teaching while tutoring struggling students. In 2004, as a first year teacher, Ashanti started The Ever Forward Club to provide a support group for African American and Latino males, who were not achieving to the level of their potential. The Ever Forward Club has helped 100% of its members graduate high school. Branch is on a mission to change the way that students interact with their education and the way schools interact with students.

After being featured in The Mask You Live In documentary, and Fellowships at the Stanford d.school, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, and The Gratitude Network, Ashanti has launched the #MillionMaskMovement to connect people all over the world in a self-reflective experience that helps people visualize and realize, “I am not alone.”

Billy Bean

VP & Special Assistant to MLB Commissioner


Why an Inclusive Workplace is a Game Changer

Why understanding and embracing D&I is essential to success in today's world.

Billy Bean currently serves as MLB VP & Special Assistant to the Commissioner. He played 6 years in the major leagues. Billy was hired in 2014 as MLB’s first ever Ambassador for Inclusion. He is the only living player (past or current) in the 151 year history of MLB to publicly disclose that he is gay.

Cedella Marley

Author


The Importance of "Get Up, Stand Up"

I'm here today to share the message behind my book 'Get Up, Stand Up' with you.

Daughter of Bob and Rita Marley and CEO of Bob Marley Group of Companies. Author, designer and recording artist.

Houston Kraft

Co-Founder of CharacterStrong, Author of Deep Kindness


Deep Kindness

A new way to think & act in kindness (the kind the world needs)

Houston is a speaker, author, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong – curriculum and trainings that help teach social and emotional skills. To date, they have worked with over 2500 schools globally serving over 2 million students. In 2020, his first book, Deep Kindness (Simon & Schuster, Tiller Press) was released.

Catherine Ryan Hyde

AuthorPay It Forward and 40 other novels


Interview

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of more than 40 published and forthcoming books. Her bestselling 1999 novel Pay It Forward was made into a major Warner Brothers motion picture. It was chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than two dozen languages for distribution in over 30 countries. She is founder and former president (2000-2009) of the Pay It Forward Foundation.

Tessy Ojo CBE

Chief Executive officerDiana Award


Power of Connections

Tessy Ojo is the Chief Executive of the Diana Award – the only charity that bears the name of Diana, Princess of Wales. The charity benefits from the support of The Royal Highnesses, Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as the UK Prime Minister as a Patron.

Ione Butler

Actress / Voice Over Artist / Author of Uplifting Stories / Founder of Uplifting Content


Being Kind To Yourself

A talk about the importance of being kind to yourself and ways to practice self-kindness.

Ione Butler is a British actress, host, voice over artist, speaker, entrepreneur, author of Uplifting Stories and the founder of Uplifting Content, a digital media platform followed by over 1.4 million people around the world. Based in Los Angeles, Ione can often be found traveling for work or fun.

Assaf Luxembourg

Consultant and Speaker


The ROI of Kindness - How it actually pays off over time

Beyond values and morality of kindness - how to actually make it work for you?

Assaf Luxembourg, from Israel, founded and built his business around his passion, to connect people to his country through business. Since the rise of “”Start-Up Israel””, Assaf has been acting as a brand ambassador, exposing people from all over the world to Israel’s economy and business culture. As a marketing and business development professional, Assaf also consults and advises various start-ups, and devotes much of his work to empowering young professionals in today’s new world of work. Assaf has been speaking to tens of thousands of businessmen, investors, entrepreneurs, young professionals, students and others. Assaf is also part of various start-ups and organizations. In his past, Assaf led a start-up as CEO, was a part of Barclays Accelerator and Techstars in Israel, and worked for organizations such as BDO, Israel’s Ministry of Finance, and others. Assaf holds BA in Economics and Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. More about Assaf: http://www.assafluxembourg.com

Arnaud Saint-Paul

Founder / Heartful Leadership - International Keynote SpeakerGive Nation


Empowering the next generation with compassion and altruism

Let's help our children practice daily compassion and altruism while experiencing the power of sustainable financial literacy.

Arnaud Saint-Paul is a serial entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, philanthropist, blockchain for social impact expert, CSO at Conscious Capitalism DC, and recipient of numerous innovation honors and awards that include Blockchain4Humanity, CTIA Startup Lab, AdTech, Innovation Prize of Paris, Janus, … His blockchain based social impact projects include HealThruWords and its Heartfulness movement (2.5M members) targeting 1B people and the GIVE Foundation to help kids support charities and learn financial literacy.

Matt Gersper

Mr. Happy Living


My Philosophy on Why We’re Here

I believe we are here to become all we are capable of becoming with the gifts we are given so that we are able to give to others, lift them, and help them become all they are capable of becoming with the gifts they are given.

Hello. . . my name is Matt Gersper, and I speak to people about finding true self.

I have failed and I have succeeded. Lots of times. . . Been hired. Been fired. Gone through divorce and nearly drowned – separate occasions!

Then one day at the bottom of a canyon, I woke up, took another chance.

I found truth and joy.

Love. Adventure. Significance. Things that matter most… to me!

And now I live to give back.

To help. To inspire.

Books and talks. Retreats and Fun.

I’m Matt Gersper. . . Let’s talk.™

Tammy Darling

FounderThe Mighty Project


Strengths Spotting: Builds Community and Democratizes Spaces

Living into our strengths gives us the space to build more curiosity, compassion, and courage into our days.

Tammy Darling is a doctoral student at Northeastern University. She has been a public high school educator for 24 years. She currently teaches Child Development, Advanced Placement Psychology, and Positive Psychology at Lexington High School in Lexington, MA. Tammy founded The Mighty Project in 2017, a strengths-based positive education project that aims to broaden students’ narrative beyond academic achievement. As a scholar, Tammy’s interests include mindset research, civic education, purpose development, motivation, and positive education.

Luis Gallardo

FounderThe World Happiness Foundation / Fest


Unlocking the power of happiness

When we share happiness the world changes in a positive way around us, in us. We'll explore the connection between kindness and happiness to build fundamental peace.

Founder & President of the World Happiness Foundation and World Happiness Fest. Author of Happytalism and The Exponentials of Happiness. Director of the Gross Global Happiness program at the United Nations University for Peace.

Steven Farrugia

Kindness, Gratitude & Character Expert


Making Kindness, Gratitude & Character Part of Everyday

Making Kindness, Gratitude & Character Part of Everyday

Steven Farrugia is the founder and CEO of the ShareTree Group which is a group of social enterprises co-founded and governed by charity ShareTree. The ShareTree charity also provides services and technology for Character Education, Culture Performance and Community Well-being.
Leading cutting edge research and technology that bridges the qualities of humanity, spirit and life with social purpose, science and everyday performance.

Isaac George

Spiritual Mentor ~ Astrologer


Compassion Begins at Home

The old saying, "you cannot give what you don't have" holds true with kindness and compassion - one must learn self-compassion first.

In 1994 Isaac experienced a profound shift in consciousness due to a spontaneous awakening of kundalini. After 4 years of personal healing and spiritual exploration, Isaac left his corporate career and devoted himself to the art of channeling, teaching Reiki classes, and traveling North America facilitating workshops, private sessions and speaking on media and at public events. Isaac moved to the UK in 2004 and has been expanding his offerings to include spiritual mentoring and evolutionary astrology readings. He is also a guitarist/composer with one CD, and an author of a self-published book, “What Really Matters.”

Megan McNealy

Well-Being Thought Leader, Author


Protect the Asset: How Top Leaders Leverage Well-Being for Self-Kindness and Success... and How You Can Too

The old saying, "you cannot give what you don't have" holds true with kindness and compassion - one must learn self-compassion first.

Megan believes in both a live well-saved for and a life well-lived. A 23+ year Senior Vice President and Wealth Mgmt Advisor at one of the largest financial firms in the world, she serves senior corporate executives. Motivated by a burnout-induced health experience (two autoimmune diseases and cancer) and triumphant revival, she simultaneously founded a well-being and success-focused entrepreneurial venture to help workforce leaders and their employees understand that we can both DO well and BE well. Her first book, Reinvent the Wheel: How Top Leaders Leverage Well-Being for Success (Nicholas Brealey/ Hachette UK) landed on the Forbes’ “Top 20 Must-Reads of 2019” and won a 2020 Axiom Business Book Award. Her work has appeared in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Chief Executive, Thrive Global, Business Insider, UK Telegraph and she has been the featured guest on more than 25 podcasts in the last year. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a M.A. from Northwestern University. She lives vibrantly outside San Francisco with her two teen daughters.

Dave and Dara Feldman

Dara Feldman, CEO (Chief Enthusiast Officer; Dave Feldman, CEEO (Chief Everything Else Officer)Virtues Matter


Share the LOVE - Language of Virtues Everywhere, Everyone

Learn a strategy and join a global movement that empowers us to appreciate people, organizations, communities and even ideas for positive qualities such as generosity, justice, strength, commitment, and kindness.

Dara and Dave Feldman, a passionate wife-husband team founded Virtues Matter to help people lead lives of joy, meaning, and purpose. They developed the Virtues Cards app, facilitate uplifting workshops, coach and consult. Dara is an author, speaker and was honored as Disney’s 2005 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year and Maryland’s 2015 Mother of the Year. Dave is a social entrepreneur, community builder, thought leader and international speaker on diverse topics such as sustainable communities, entrepreneurship and leadership development.

TJ Woodward

Bestselling Author, Inspirational Speaker, Revolutionary Recovery Expert


Kindness as a Way of Life

Is it possible to always choose kindness? What would that look like? What would that feel like? Join TJ Woodward as he explores those questions and more!

TJ Woodward is a bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and revolutionary recovery expert who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He was given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith, and is also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA.

TJ is a featured thought-leader on wholehearted.org along with Brene Brown, Dr. Gabor Matte, and Mark Lundholm. He is also the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method, which is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction.

TJ is the author of the bestselling books, Conscious Being: Awakening to your True Nature, and Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction. His third book, Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams, will be released in December of this year.

www.tjwoodward.com

Mayank Solanki

FounderVal - Ed Initiatives


How to inspire authentic kindness in thoughts, words & action

The world needs authentic empathetic kindness to flow in all directions. Here is how we can groom it.

Mayank Solanki is the Founder of Val-Ed Initiatives in India, which provides 21st century Values, Life Skills & Character Education to Children, Parents & Adults. He is also the creator of the World’s First Values Lab, a dedicated physical place in school to build character in students. He is devoted to bringing character education to the forefront of conversation in education.

Joe Beckman

Youth Speaker/Author


Just Look Up~ 3 life-saving phrases every kid/human needs to hear.

3 life-saving phrases EVERY kid/human needs to hear in 2020.

Joe Beckman is a youth speaker, musician, and author.

Through infectious talks, inspiring videos, and his brand new book, Just Look Up, Joe has shared his infectious energy, humor, and passion with over one million students, educators, and parents all around the world.

Joe resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his 3 children, wife, and puppy.

Rodrigo Teles

Teaching FellowThe Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values


How kind do you think you are? Try this small experiment and find it out.

We are all seekers, not teachers. And what do seekers do? They seek!There is no comfort zone for seekers. They are always trying new experiments to improve and have no fear of failure. Actually, failure is what gives them the capability of learning. And that makes them stronger.Are you ready to fail? If you are also seeking to be better at being Human, try this small experiment at home. Have fun playing “Truman Show” and “Sherlock Holmes” with yourself and the ones you care.

Rodrigo Teles is a social entrepreneur going through one of the most transformative experiences of his life: being a full time parent. After dedicating the past fifteen years to social change in Brazil and leading two of the country’s most admired not-for-profit organisations, Rodrigo quit everything and dove deep into the experience of educating his four children and, most importantly, himself. Rodrigo is a Kauffman Fellow, a Teaching Fellow at the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, and is pursuing his self-designed Master of Education in Human Excellence, focusing his studies on the concept of unconditional love – a love that exists regardless of changing circumstances and transcends desire and concern for self.

Traci Ruble

Founder / PsychotherapistSidewalk Talk


Listening to Strangers On Sidewalks Has Given Me A Love Transfusion

Traci will share how listening to strangers on sidewalks created a radical change of heart, healed her depression, and made her a better wife, mom, and therapist.

Traci Ruble has been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years but she is often a terrible listener in her private life. In 2015, as violence and discrimination were getting more air time, Traci took to the streets to listen to strangers. You can learn about Traci’s therapy work at www.traciruble.com or her listening on sidewalks with 8000 others in 15 countries here: www.sidewalk-talk.org

Dr. Kathleen DeNiro

TrainerNobully


Kindness: Every day, Every Where, To Every One Activity

Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) DeNiro is a No Bully Trainer and native Coloradoan. She is passionate about ending the cycle of bullying and building positive communities to serve all students.

Michal Shahaf

Co-founder and CEOKoolulam


Sound of Kindness

34, Co-founder and CEO of Koolulam. Michal is in charge of the project’s overall activity including strategy, PR, media, community management, and communications. Michal is a digital expert and entrepreneur

Jazz Geet Sethi

FounderDiabesties


Language Matters

The use of Language in healthcare and in life!

Jazz Sethi is the founder and director of The Diabesties Foundation – a global movement to make those with Type 1 Diabetes feel heard, understood, supported and celebrated.

Dr. Tayyab Rashid

Clinical Psychologist


Being Kind to Others is Being Kind Being Kind to Us

Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre. For more than 15 years, Dr. Rashid has worked with individuals experiencing complex mental health issues, especially with young adults and trauma survivors. Having trained mental health professional internationally, Dr. Rashid’s work has been published in academic journals, included in text books of psychiatry and psychotherapy. His book Positive Psychotherapy (2018) along with Martin Seligman, has been translated in several languages. Dr. Rashid won the Outstanding Practitioner Award (2017) from the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and Chancellor Award (2018) from the University of Toronto.

Esthela Caicedo

Specialist on Values


"The Benefits of Practicing Values in Our Lives"

The practice of values brings many benefits in our life, it is very related with success and living a balanced life.

She has a PHD on Education, Master on Psychology, lawyer and English as Second Language Teacher. Speaker, mentor and trainer on Leadership,Personal Development , Values and educational topics; Volunteer for non profit organizations and in pro of world peace and change for a better life based on values.

Brooke and Abby Jones

Vice PresidentThe Random Acts of Kindness Foundation


Keeping Teens Connected Through Kindness

Adolescents who feel lost or disconnected can find ways to connect and find purpose through acts of kindness.

Brooke Jones is the Vice President of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK) whose mission is to change society through creating a culture of kindness in schools, homes and the workplace. Abby Jones is a 14 year old kindness activist who has been running her own Pay it Forward project since she was a toddler. Both ladies have done Tedx Talks and appeared on the Today Show and in various other broadcasts and publications.

Gabriel Diamond

Co-founderVulnerable Rally


The Magic Wand - Vulnerability

If you were to make a sign that reveals something about yourself you want to hide from the world and hold it in public, what would it say?

Gabriel Diamond came up with the idea of Vulnerable Rally in 2016.

I kept thinking about that saying “Change starts from within,” and I began to wonder: if that’s really true, then why do we spend so much time blaming others? With the growing divisiveness and isolation in our society I wanted to find a way to bring people together, where they could discover what unites them rather than what divides them. For me, publicly confronting our shadows collectively felt like a potent way to explore these themes.”

Gabriel and Candice Holdorf co-created the first rally in Fall 2016. In 2018 Gabriel and Candice co-produced/co-directed a music video documentary featuring Mikey Pauker singing his song “Rise” at a Vulnerable Rally in Oakland. “Rise/Vulnerable Rally” has gone viral, with more than 1.2 million views online.

Gabriel and Candice also collaborate on other projects that foster intimacy and empathy between strangers.

Kiran Bir Sethi

Founder/DirectorDesign for Change (DFC World) & Riverside School


Lessons on Love

5 lessons that children have taught me on what it means to love them

Kiran is the Founder/Director of The Riverside School in India as well as the Global movement -Design for Change- that aims to empower all children with an I CAN mindset.

Deborah Rozman

President and co-CEOHeartMath Inc.


Activating the Heart of Humanity

More and more people are waking up to the power of love, kindness and compassion as the solution to our personal and societal challenges. Now is the time for us to bring it to the street and practice more love and compassion in our interactions to reap the practical and proven benefits. Scientific studies are finding that activating these heart qualities helps us rise above or prevent some of the stressors that block clear thinking for higher choices.

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D. is President and co-CEO of HeartMath Inc and a behavioral psychologist and helped develop HeartMath’s training programs to facilitate creating a more coherent and heart based world. She is co-author of Transforming Stress and Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart

Thomas C Knox

Connection Curator


An Unlikely Commute to Human Connection

20 conversations that inspired a movement

Thomas C Knox is a Master Connection Curator, Social Entrepreneur, and Thought Leader from Brooklyn, New York. His critically acclaimed movement, Date While You Wait puts a brilliant spin on connection and communication. He has received attention from the likes of CNN and the NY Times and is currently producing a television series. Thomas is deeply committed to developing strong communities and passionate about innovating ways to bring people from all walks of life together. Thomas is also the owner of The Connection Collective and BeGreat Bow Ties. Both companies put a unique spin on creating meaningful connections through positive engagement.

Omar Davis


Empathy: Knowing what you are on the inside

Be kind to yourself.

Omar is the Founder of CrashBell, a health education company focusing on human anatomy, mental health, and emotional wellness. He has a Sports Rehab/Medical Massage Therapy practices in New York City where he learned that tension was caused by stress and trapped emotions. From there, he created a kid’s anatomy and social-emotional learning curriculum teaching kids and teachers how to tune into their bodies and how they feel. As a meditation practitioner, he focuses on heart awareness and inner child connections. Helping people heal through their own inner wisdom and inner guidance.

Swetha Manthena

Edupreneur, Managing DirectorSamashti International School, India


Panchmukhi Shiksha at Samashti International School

A peek into the holistic education, catering to the five key aspects- intellectual, physical, moral, spiritual and emotional, imparted at Samashti International School, Hyderabad

With her zeal to do something for the society – to contribute in a real and impactful manner- Ms.Swetha Manthena established Samashti International School in 2012- a school where there is an amalgamation of modern methodologies of teaching and traditional values. Ms. Swetha has ensured the provision of the best resources including a sprawling, green campus of 10 acres, spacious air conditioned smart classrooms, indoor and outdoor sports grounds, amphitheatre, a splendid library with the perfect ambience and many more. She has put in place a dedicated team who are taking forward her dream of providing Panchmukhi Shiksha and instilling the right values in every student, so that every Samashtian is a globally responsible citizen.

Dr. William Wan

General SecretarySingapore Kindness Movement


Kindness in the new VUCA world

Even amidst the challenges of Covid-19, there are new ways we can be kind.

Dr William Wan is the General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement and a Justice of the Peace. He chairs the Prison Fellowship Singapore and the Ethics Committee of Farrer Park Hospital. He serves as the Pastor Emeritus of Hope Presbyterian Church and is a regular speaker at churches, conferences and public events. A regular contributor to the newspapers and other publications, he has also authored several books. An ambassador of Active Ageing, he is active on several boards of non-profit organisations.

Steve Havill

CEO & Venture CatalystConscia Ventures


The Extraordinary Power of Being Your Authentic Self

Now more than ever, liberating ourselves to freely and courageously be the most authentic expression of the heart of who we are is the most generous gift we can offer the world as catalysts to inspire joy, deep connection and meaningful contribution.

Steve is a purposeful performance coach, activation facilitator and champion of the human spirit. He empowers clients to engage life as a conscious adventure by connecting to their unique expression in how to live, work and play on-purpose. As a global community builder, Steve loves stewarding a rich, dynamic, safe space to access the collective heart-intelligence of groups through meaningful engagement, fun and curiosity; assuring every voice is heard.

Bhavishya Diswar

Social Activist


Empathy - the need of the hour

Empathy : the indespensable need of humanity

Bhavishya Diswar from India , is a social and human rights activist . Due to her strong ardour of doing something for society she initiated a project ‘Udengey Parindey’ to help slum kids in learning and growing during the tough time of Pandemic, covid-19. As the number grows she dreams of formalizing into an NGO and expanding her work and serve throughout India. She is an active volunteer at many distinct NPOs and NGOs. She is an empathy lover and aims to build this world into a better place full of love, peace and compassion not just for humans but for nature as well.

Samhita Veda Acharya

Happiness Coach & FounderNaach Academy of Performing Arts


Kindness through an Islander's eyes

An Islander's perspective on how humanity and kindness when practiced on a daily basis transforms not just the society but impacts one's own journey as well.

Samhita Veda Acharya, hails from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India and is a certified Happiness Coach, a certified NLP practitioner, a certified Heal Your Life Workshop and Teen Playshop Leader as well as A Reiki Practioner. She founded the Naach Academy of Performing Arts in the islands and since 2005 has conducted 1000s of community outreach programmes through her music, dance and happiness sessions whereby she helps people inculcate humanity, kindness, forgiveness, gratitude and appreciation of art and heritage in their lives..

Sai Pranavi

Youth Global Kindness Ambassador - Life Vest Inside &Youth advocate - Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations


KINDNESS MATTERS! A simple act of Kindness appeal to the United Nations for Declaration of International day of Kindness

Sai Pranavi is a 5th grade student from India. She is a Youth Global Kindness Ambassador for LifeVest Inside and Youth advocate for Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. She has been spreading Kindness and Empathy since 8 years of her age. She was the youngest to be working on ground during the Kerala flood relief operations in 2018 and an active youth child advocating for NO POVERTY, NO HUNGER, CLIMATE ACTION, EDUCATION FOR ALL and PEACE. She is a firm believer in Humanity and in Simple Acts of Kindness. She is taking her small steps towards making this World a kinder place for all. She loves nature and Space.

Grace Foxwell Murdock

SBY Secretary of Kindness


You Can, Too

I invite everyone to live longer, healthier, and happier lives through sharing kindness.

I’m a 38 year retired educator who has a passion for sharing kindness. My family, friends, and community are my life’s focus. Inclusion, acceptance, kindness, love, service, and joy are a few of my daily goals.

Sherman Ho / Simon Leow

Co-FoundersHappiness Initiative, Singapore


Does Being Kind Make Us Happier Individuals?

Understand the science behind Kindness and how it relates to our personal well-being and happiness.

Sherman and Simon are the co-founders of Happiness Initiative in Singapore. Happiness Initiative is a social enterprise that translates the science of happiness and well-being into actions people can take. They focus on helping people live a more fulfilling life and take a preventive approach towards mental health conditions.

Brandi Brown Kaufman

PeaceJam


PeaceJam Youth work towards building a better world

Invitation to join a global movement led by youth, guided by Nobel Laureates, and supported by communities around the world

Amy Giddon

Co-Founder & CEODaily Haloha


Spread empathy! There's an app for that.

A wall of kind Post-It notes united thousands of people in a moment of togetherness, just when they needed it most - and inspired a new app for empathy.

Amy has always believed that everyone belongs, and that we need to see and hear each other. When she started to feel that we were becoming more “us vs them” and less “we’re all in this together”, she left behind her successful corporate career to found Daily Haloha, a simple daily routine to help us find our way back to each and build empathy.

Performers

Ricky Kej

Grammy® Award Winner & US Billboard #1 artist, UNESCO mgiep “Global Ambassador for Kindness”, UNCCD “Land Ambassador”, UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter” & Ambassador for “Earth Day Network”


Ricky Kej LIVE - Virtual Concert

Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer and Environmentalist. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky has won more than 100 music awards in over 20 countries. He has been Awarded “United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist” and is also the “Youth Icon of India”. Ricky has been named as one of the 100 Real Leaders who ‘Inspire the Future’. He is the UNESCO mgiep “Global Ambassador for Kindness”, UNCCD “Land Ambassador”, UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter” & Ambassador for “Earth Day Network”.

Gad Elbaz

Singer


Gad is an Israeli superstar who is currently the most recognized name and face in Jewish music worldwide. With over 100 million hits on his YouTube music videos, Gad transformed and led the evolution of the Jewish music scene, elevating the standard of excitement and quality, and today he is one of the top recording and performance artists in the Jewish music industry.

Raphi Nathan

DJ Raphi


Overcoming obstacles through the power of dance

As a kid and teenager, school was a challenge, both by not having the ability to concentrate in class and being bullied. Dancing opened my eyes fir the first time, that anything possible. The positive impact that dedication to excel has on ones brain can truly change ones life.

Sherman and Simon are the co-founders of Happiness Initiative in Singapore. Happiness Initiative is a social enterprise that translates the science of happiness and well-being into actions people can take. They focus on helping people live a more fulfilling life and take a preventive approach towards mental health conditions.

Harini Rao

Indian Classical and playback singer


Music in difficult times

Harini Rao is a Hindustani classical vocalist from Hyderabad. She is training under gurus vid Manjusha Patil and Smt. Swati Phadke in the various styles of classical music and light classical music.

She has won various competitions and was amongst the earliest recipients of the Pt Jasraj award for upcoming talent in classical music.

Harini has also sung in a few Telugu films and has won the Big FM best singer award in 2016 for “”oka lalana”” from the film jyo achutananda.

She is also the founder of Raageshree Foundation and Academy, wherein she teaches vocal music through regular classes, organizes concerts, conducts workshops, lec-dems, talks, and holds listening and reading sessions on classical music.

Franny and Evyatar

Musical Duo


Uniting the world with music

Franny and Evyatar create unique and original music together that blends languages and crosses borders. Franny is originally from Tennessee, US and Evyatar is from a small farming village in Israel. The two are married with 4 boys and create music with depth and soul.

Vrinda Chadha

Odissi Dancer and Arts Educator


Lalit Lavang Lata – An excerpt from Saint poet Sri Jayadeva’s Geet Govindam of 12th century A.D. A piece that describes springtime. In this refreshing and romantic setting young hearts leap with joy and excitement, and those that are separated from their lovers and loved ones pine for them and find the cruel pangs of separation unbearable. Set to Raag – Basant, Taal – Jhampa and Ektali, Dance choreographed by Guru Mayadhar Raut

Vrinda Chadha is a senior disciple of renowned Odissi exponent and Padma shri awardee Guru Ranjana Gauhar. She has been training, performing & now teaching under her Guru’s guidance for the last 18 years She has completed a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University and has been a recipient of the National scholarship for Odissi Dance from the Ministry of Culture(Gov. Of India). She is empanelled with the Indian Council for cultural relations. Vrinda has travelled extensively with her Guru and in various solos for prestigious dance festivals in India and abroad.
She holds a Diploma Degree in Odissi Dance and Hindustani classical vocals and has also trained in Hatha Yoga. She’s been a dance associate with NGO ‘Nayi Udaan’ conducting numerous workshops for underprivileged children. Apart from being an active performer, she is also pursuing a fellowship with Teach For India during this Pandemic. Working closely with children from low income families and introducing them to creative learning techniques. Teaching an arts curriculum to help build the lack of emotional literacy & self expression in children from underprivileged backgrounds.

Noelle Maracle

Singer


Noelle is a singer-songwriter based out of Toronto ON, Canada. Her music is a mixture of many genres such as Pop, RnB, and Jazz. Her first two singles “Sad World” and “Shades of Blue” came out at the beginning of 2020, and are available on all streaming platforms.

Alice Mary Walker

Singer / Songwriter


Alice Walker is a singer-songwriter. She’s an advocate for mental health and writes what she knows..

Michael Quintin-Sey

MKY-B (Mikey-B)


South London musician inspired by grime and rap, 2 projects currently on soundcloud.

Dr. David Lazerson

An award winning author, educator, musician, and conflict resolution specialist

Dr. David Lazerson, aka – Dr. Laz, is an award wining author, educator, musician, and conflict resolution specialist. Just weeks after race riots occurred in Crown Heights, NYC, he was called upon to be the liaison between the Hassidic and African-American communities. Working together with two Black youth leaders, they started Project C.U.R.E., which has grown over the years to include dialogues, multi-cultural event, joint sports activities, and a music group, Dr. Laz & The CURE, that has opened for Al Green, The Winans, US Congress, and for communities throughout the world. Dr. Laz’s book, Sharing Turf – Race Relations After The Crown Heights Riots, was used to write the screenplay for the movie “Crown Heights,” which stars TV personality Howie Mandel as Dr. Laz. He’s received the “Teacher of the Year” award from two different public school systems, including Buffalo, NY in 1980 and south Florida’s Broward County Schools (the country’s 6th largest school district) in 2007. He was one of five educators to be inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 2008.

Ketreyah Fouch

Singer / Songwriter

Natarang

Indian classical dance groupZofia Lichota / Zuzanna Lichota / Kornelia Musialowska / Magdalena Mazurek / Agata Synowiec


Group Dance Performance: Kuchipudi dance – Bho shambo

The Indian Dance Group Natarang is a group of artists inspired with Indian dance, who want to promote Indian culture in Poland. Natarang Group was founded in 2013, nevertheless members of a group got impressive stage experience.

They’ve performed Indian dance for many years on lots of stages across Poland and Europe. Members of the group are developing their dance skills in classical forms as well. They focus on such classical Indian styles like Kuchipudi, Kathak and Odissi.

Zofia Lichota

Classical dancerIndian dance group Natarang


Group Dance Performance: Kuchipudi dance – Bho shambo
Solo Performances: Odissi dance – Batu

Zofia Lichota is an ICCR Scholarship Awardee for Indian classical dance Odissi, student of Guru Padmashree Ranjana Gauhar. She performed on such prestigious platforms like Khajuraho dance festival, Odissi International Dance festival or Margi dance festival in Bhubaneswar.

Her dedication and hard work have been appreciated in the words of her Guru ji: “Zofia is a true original, a dancer whose work exemplifies quality, craft and musicality. Passion, enthusiasm and good nature make her an excellent student and performer.”

Hamito Ghoori

Songwriter


When You Call

Just a fellow human looking to spread more light and kindness.

Alexander Long

Singer


Alex is a musical theatre singer and actor with 6 years of experience in the UK and overseas.

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Sarah & Judah Drummond and Family

SelahStar with Drummond Expansion


Peace, Unity & Love ❤️🙌❤️

SelahStar is comprised of Judah Reuben Selah & Sarah Star. Often featuring artists, singers and musicians performing and recording in South Florida. Through their unique Rock Reggae style they uplift hearts & souls to the consciousness of global unity, peace and love.

Anthony Bacchus

CAPE Director Mission Possible Foundation


Nice Vibes – Will you be my friend

Anthony Bacchus is a master drummer, promoter, songwriter and Youth Director in Delray Beach, Florida. He has been performing and expanding his professional career by incorporating his love of teaching music to young people of all ages and abilities.

Apolos Alexis

ApolloThyrteen


Good Times

ApolloThyrteen is one of 13 children born to Haitian immigrants. (Hence the 13) Raised in a household that was very musically inclined. He learned music appreciation from his mother who kept music playing in the home and his father who loved to sing. He chose the name ApolloThyrteen in honor of his siblings but also as a reminder that on the NASA mission Apollo 13; despite the disaster that took place everyone survived meaning even in the midst of trouble blessings can be found.

David Taylor

The Reverend Doctor


Try a little kindness/This little light of mine

Chaplain at Saint Andrew’s School , Boca Raton, Florida

Marc-Charles Charlecine

Performer


L.o.v.e

Hi, my name is Marc-Charles. I’m a 2020 graduate, I now attend Palm Beach State College and will major in Zoology. My hobbies are singing, dancing, drumming, and anything that makes people/myself smile!

Biana Pinchuk

Singer & Violinist


Time To Say Goodbye

Biana Pinchuk is a 17-year-old classical crossover singer and violinist musical prodigy from Miami, Florida. She has toured the entire world sharing her passion for music and the arts. Biana plays over 200 pieces of music in 9 languages!

Tali Ann Katz

Artist


Original Composition: We Can Make A Beautiful World

Tali Ann Katz, is a seasoned performing artist, Cantorial soloist and lecturer on Jewish Spirituality and general Jewish Studies. She has a masters degree in Early Childhood Education and taught grades K-3 in both the private and in the public school systems.
Since living in Florida she has taught continuing Adult Education classes in a variety of subjects.
Tali Ann has been teaching classes on Kabbalah in her community for the past sixteen years and since the pandemic, she has been facilitating on Zoom both her Kabbalah class and a class on the Psalms of David.
Her firm belief is the world is your classroom.

Eliana & Miriam Drummond

Drummond Expansion!


A Million Dreams

Eliana and Miriam Drummond hail from a family of musicians singers songwriters and world healers. They are thrilled to be part of spreading the inspiring message of kindness, unity, love and peace in our world!