2020 Keynote Speaker

JILLIAN MICHAELS

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We are thrilled to announce that Jillian Michaels, foremost fitness expert in the world and a renowned life coach, will be our BWBC2020 Luncheon Keynote Speaker.

Committed to helping people to be the best versions of themselves and to live their happiest and healthiest lives, Michaels has dominated the health and wellness space with hit televisions shows, extensively successful fitness DVDs, the foremost exercise streaming platform fitfusion.com, 8 New York Times best-selling books, an award-winning podcast, live speaking engagements, her App, My Fitness, that provides personal training and nutrition plans, popular social media channels and her personal website jillianmichaels.com. Through her platforms, she has built an international community of followers 100 million + strong.

In 2008, Jillian launched her company, Empowered Media, LLC, with her business partner Giancarlo Chersich. Over the past decade, Empowered Media has become a monumental wellness empire dedicated to total-life solutions comprising all aspects of living well, including nutrition, fitness, self-help and overall lifestyle. The company has invested in like-minded companies including Thrive Market, Lucky Jack Coffee, AQUAHydrate, and Alaya Naturals.

Jillian’s overwhelming success and unique connection with her audience was born from her own personal journey toward health and happiness. Having been an overweight child, Jillian’s passion for fitness stems from its transformative powers. She trained for 17 years in the martial arts practice of Muay Thai and Akauri-Do, in which she holds a black belt, and four personal training certificates from the leading certification programs in the United States and Canada: the National Exercise Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), CanFitPro, and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is certified in Kettlebell Concepts and as a nutrition and wellness consultant with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). Jillian has also created JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™, a continuing education program with AFAA for trainers and an intense group fitness class that is currently taught in numerous gyms across the United States and Canada.

Jillian’s current projects include the launch of her new clothing line and fitness equipment line at retailers nationwide, a signature wellness retreat experience to be announced in Fall 2019, and she is currently working on her next book set to release January 2021.

Furthering her commitment to help as many people as possible, Michaels is an avid activist who works closely with a variety of charities including the UNHCR and has taken multiple missions on behalf of this organization to help raise awareness and funds for refugees around the globe. She’s also is involved in a variety of charities including the NFL’s Play 60, Stand Up to Cancer, Hope for Haiti, and Dress for Success. Michaels also devotes time to animal welfare causes, and is a PETA ambassador.

Opening Speaker

JESSICA HERRIN

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Jessica Herrin, Author, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot, is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com, the world’s leading wedding site. With a vision to create a new kind of company that would offer today’s busy woman a career alternative, Jessica wanted to use her savvy to help solve the modern woman’s dilemma: achieving success and balance through a career you love. Never one to go with the status quo, Jessica felt that the typical home-based business just didn’t deliver. With lackluster product, high pressure sales tactics, and old school marketing methods, inventory was ending up in people’s closets with little profit in their pockets. Jessica’s vision called for an entirely new concept that could guarantee women flexibility, reward, style, profit and fun.

In 2014, Jessica launched the Stella & Dot Family Brands, broadening the impact and mission to give every woman the means to style their own life. Growing beyond the flagship accessories brand of Stella & Dot, the Family of Brands allows women to follow their personal passion to create a flexible social selling business opportunity just right for them as an Independent Business Owner. Introducing; KEEP Collective, an innovative charm concept on leather wrap bracelets, metallic bangles and necklaces exclusively sold by KEEP “Designers”; and EVER, a revolutionary, high performance skincare regimen based on a proprietary complex from an ancient botanical that delivers measurable results within 30 days, exclusively sold through “Specialists.” The Stella & Dot Family Brands expands the company’s mission to impact more women while revolutionizing the earnings opportunity for current Stella & Dot’s Stylists. With a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement of the earnings opportunity, the integrated Stella & Dot Family Brands’ product range and compensation plan is game changing.

In May 2016, Jessica released her first book: “Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms” with Crown Publishing. Jessica has been recognized for her entrepreneurial accomplishments and her passion in such national outlets as Oprah, Inc. Magazine (Stella & Dot was named one of the fastest growing private companies of the year for 2010 and 2011), Fortune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, InStyle, Glamour magazine and more. Stella & Dot was recently recognized at the 2012 Accessories Council Excellence Awards for Retail Innovation. In 2010, she created the Stella & Dot Foundation, raising over $2 Million to-date towards creating positive change in women’s lives through education and economic empowerment and raising awareness for Breast Cancer and Autism. She earned a degree in Economics from Stanford University and attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Winner of the 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Jessica is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).  Additional awards include 2010 Top Ten Female Entrepreneurs from Inc. Magazine, 2012 Top Ten Female CEOs from Inc. Magazine and 2012’s 40 Under 40 and Most Admired CEO lists from the San Francisco Business Times. Herrin lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.

Closing Speaker

ANTHONY ROBLES

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  • 3-time wrestling All-American and the 2011 NCAA Division I National Champion

  • Two Time ESPY Award Recipient, Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and Best Male Athlete with a Disability

  • Nationally renowned motivational speaker to Fortune 500 companies

  • 2012 Inductee, National Wrestling Hall of Fame

  • ESPN College Wrestling Expert and Analyst

  • Pac 12 Network Wrestling analyst

  • 2013-16 member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

  • Member of the Presidential Delegation to the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games

  • Featured in a 2014 prime time TV special on TBS in Japan and viewed in 15.5M homes

  • Published Author, Unstoppable

  • Nike Athlete

  • Two-time guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

  • 2015 National Wrestling Media Association’s Broadcaster of the Year award

  • 2017 Inductee, Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

  • 2018, Guinness World Record Title Holder for pull-ups in one minute with 62

  • The movie script on his life is completed and filming is scheduled for Q1, 2020