2013 Whole Man Expo Presentation Schedule


Sunday, November 10, 2013
Ramada Plaza Denver North, Northglenn

9:00 a.m.
Doors Open for Registration

9:30-9:50 a.m.

Doug Gertner, Host of The Grateful Dad Radio Hour, MileHi Radio
Dr. Jim & Ruth Sharon, partners of Energy for Life

10:00-10:50 a.m.

Sandra Watson 180

How might your life change if you discovered that some of your everyday behaviors demonstrate profound courage? Learn why courage is a forgotten virtue, why it is critical to exhibit everyday courage behaviors, why courage is restricted in the workplace, and how courage is the road map to fulfill your heart’s journey.

Sandra Walston is the principal of a leadership/performance consulting firm, an instructor at the University of Denver, an international speaker, and author of three books: Courage, Stuck and Face It! She is a trailblazer in the field of feminine behaviors of courage and non-gender courageous leadership.  www.sandrawalston.com

Aging Gracefully: Panel Discussion
We will discuss various ways for seniors to lead vibrant, meaningful lives as they age. Graceful dying will also be addressed.

Jamie Sarche of Feldman Mortuary in Denver brings passion and compassion to a subject many of us find frightening. She helps people explore their fears and misconceptions, so they can make educated decisions before needing them. Jamie serves on the boards of Jewish Family Service and Great Education.

Rick Tidrick is the founder of the Colorado Holistic Health Network. He is currently in the process of developing a baby-boomer community, initially in the form of conscious eldering circles, and ultimately, housing over 300 residents on his Colorado foothills land.

Charles Hamlin M.D. is on the national board of Compassion & Choices, the largest advocacy group for choice at the end-of-life. He received his medical degree at Columbia University and has practiced hand surgery in Denver.  He received the Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Volunteer Service Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Secrets of a Soulful Marriage

Jim and Ruth 180Participate in various guided, inspirational activities that highlight attitudes and strengths of a healthy, committed relationship.

Jim Sharon, Ed.D. and Ruth Sharon, M.S. serve as licensed psychotherapists in private practice and as coaches for soulful couples. During 40 years of professional experience, they have worked with nearly two thousand couples in various forums. The Sharons’ book Secrets of a Soulful Marriage will be released by Skylight Paths Publishing in the winter of 2014. www.energyforlife.us

Men’s Aggression Toward Women: Panel Discussion
This panel will consider both overt and covert/subtle ways that men and boys display aggressive attitudes and behavior toward women.

Peggy Evans is a mediator and facilitator applying various processes to assist others in gaining conflict clarity and finding productive ways to move forward. Services focus on working with individuals, couples, groups or work environments, to “restore” relationships, productivity, self esteem, confidence, health, or peace and harmony to one’s life.

SafeHouse Denver’s mission is to assist adults, children and youth in reclaiming their right to a life free of domestic violence. The agency provides a broad spectrum of effective, culturally-competent services to women and children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

Derek McCoy is the Youth Community Educators Program Coordinator and a Violence Prevention Educator for Project PAVE. He specializes in mentoring youth, does public speaking, and is a self-published author.

12:00-12:50 p.m.
Lunch and View Exhibits

1:00-1:50 p.m.
Athena Festival Keynote: It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Dreams
Donna Visocky
It’s never too late to live your dream and create a new future for yourself. As long as you are here, as long as you are still breathing, it doesn’t really matter what your age is – the dream that you brought with you when you came into the world is calling to you still, wanting to be born in new and imaginative ways.

Donna Visocky is the creative director of BellaSpark Productions, through which she honors the memory of her deceased daughter. For the past ten years, Donna has interviewed hundred of the world’s top visionaries, change-makers, artists and musicians. www.bellaspark.com

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Whole Man Expo Keynote: Creating Thriving Community

David Karchere cropWhat is the secret to creating a community that thrives? Learn three key steps you can take to help your community to embrace its destiny, heal the past, and empower its members.

David Karchere is the spiritual director at Sunrise Ranch, a conference and retreat center and a thriving community in Loveland, Colorado since 1945. David offers programs around the world that empower people to be fully themselves and contribute to the conscious evolution of humanity.  www.sunriseranch.org

3:00-3:50 p.m.
Nourish the Planet: Enabling People to Teach the World to Feed Itself

Wayne Dorband 180This presentation will describe a transformative process to enable entrepreneurs to develop local food production businesses that will reduce food security issues and improve local economies. Dr. Dorband will describe aspects of our Northern Colorado program at the Center for Ecolonomic Excellence that is working with ecopreneurs from around the world to “Teach the World to Feed Itself.”

Dr. Wayne Dorband is a 35+ year veteran serial ecopreneur, an educator and innovator. He has founded and built hundreds of businesses emphasizing sustainable technologies and principles in agriculture, real estate, finance, insurance, environment, retail and consulting.  He is a day-to-day sustainable farmer living in the foothills north of Longmont on an alpaca ranch. www.ecolonomics.org

Manwalk: The Power of Gathering as Men
Coy Theobalt 180We’ll explore the purposes/value of tribal gatherings in man’s early history and discuss the need for and the impact of men in fellowship with one another on a regular basis. Coy will indicate how men can start their own Manwalk Group wherever they find other men that want to gather around the tribal fire.

Coy Theobalt coaches men in mindfulness, personal awareness and leadership development. He is the first recipient of the Whole Man of the Year award presented at Whole Man Expo in 2011 and developed the Castle Rock Radio show Man Alive!

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony, including Whole Man of the Year Award Presentation
with Jim Sharon, Steve O’Neill and Chris Ebersberg

Extracurricular Activity Throughout the Day
Join Steve O’Neill to play short improvisational games in small groups as a demonstration of how to utilize both our mind and body – the whole man. We’ll briefly recap the exercise to learn exactly what we did, why it’s useful, and how you can benefit from similar activities every day.

Steve O’Neill is a local stand-up comedian, writer, and improviser who loves entertaining, teaching, and helping others to enjoy The Journey.