Jeff, Perera, Headshot
Jeff is the founder of Higher Unlearning and a renowned expert, speaker and facilitator on topics around masculinity. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people across North America and has delivered two TEDx talks on subjects related to the construction of gender, helpful versus harmful ideas of manhood, race and masculinity, empathy-building, and men helping end gender-based violence. Whether in the boardroom, on campus, or the locker room, he prides himself in creating brave spaces for real discussion and in inspiring self-leadership in men and boys to create a positive impact on the world and to become models of possibility for others.
Aubrey is a coach, researcher, consultant, futurist, systems thinker, and passionate advocate for positive social transformation and long-term systems innovation and transformation. Aubrey is engaged as the Network Weaver at the Hawaiʻi Leadership Forum facilitating and guiding teams to create scalable impact projects and innovative collaborative efforts. As a mother and advocate in her school community she has taken a strong interest in seeing the needs of underserved children met, helping to found a national Chapter of After School All Stars, a free after school program for at-risk middle school youth.
Daniel, Bernardo, Professional, Headshot
Daniel is a coach with over twelve years of experience focusing on visioning, personal transformation and living with intentionality. He takes pride in drawing on a multi-disciplinary approach to enable clients to move through the challenges in front of them to pursue their long-term dreams. Daniel is certified in multiple modalities including The Science of Well-Being with Yale University, the Co-Active model with CTI, Holistic Healing with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Transformational Coaching with Synergy Education and Men’s Emotional Leadership Training with EVRYMAN. As a new father, he is passionate about empowering young people to draw on what is inside of them to create a better future for themselves and others.
Nina is a facilitator, coach and meditation teacher whose practice focuses on emotional fitness, stress management and personal development. Nina has been practicing and studying meditation for 45 years with accreditation from the internationally recognized Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. As a co-founder of Heartache 2 Hope, Nina is a passionate advocate for education on suicide having designed and delivered mindful-based stress reduction and coping strategies programming for those dealing with suicide loss. She also leads Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. But most of all, she is a dedicated mother and community member invested in making a difference in people’s lives.