OVERVIEW:The second annual Lead With Love was a 4 day transformational experience into the HEART of leadership, inspiring creatives, strategists, and visionaries to lead with compassion, kindness, intentionality and reciprocity in every aspect of their lives. This event included many first and/or once in a lifetime experiences such as The 3 Lineage Meditation, Yoga With The World's Oldest And Youngest Yoga Teachers, Proof Of Love: A Conversation With Seane Corn and Scott Neeson.
ASPEN CITY OF WELLBEING:Lead With Love is unique because it is hosted by the Aspen City of Wellbeing, a non-profit organization on a mission to create a cultural shift towards an optimal state of wellbeing for all. Learn more HERE.
YOGA AND MEDITATION led by HH The Sakyong, Deepak Chopra, Rod Stryker, Seane Corn, Tao Porchon-Lynch, Tabay Atkins, Suzanne Sterling, Gina Caputo, Ashley Turner, Evan Soroka, Aaron King, Gretchen Bleiler, and Juquille Johnston, Raheem Lewis and Jaytaun Mcmillan of The Urban Yogis.
PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Marianne Williamson, John Paul Dejoria, Scott Neeson, Drs. Ron + Mary Hulnick, Heidi Hanna, Raj Sisodia, Gina Murdock, Jerry Murdock, Jess Ewart, Mark Ishaug, Leigh Koechner, Erica Ford, Jayne Gottlieb, Evan Soroka, Teresa Kennedy, Gabriella Taylor, Dave Ressler, Julie Engels, Beth Mobilian, Lindsay Patterson, Jacqui Forster, Jolie Demarco, Chuck Frias, Dawn Dexter, Don Bird, Marci Krivonen, Yoshi Aono, Jessie May Wolfe, Stephen McGhee, Nikki Sharp, Lori Kret, Jeff Cole, Fern Olivia, Ravé Mehta, Gina Stryker, Celebrate The Beat, Daniel Love, Sky Meltzer, Steev Wilson, Margot Elena, Elissa Goodman, Jodi Brufsky and more.
INFLUENCERS: Luke Storey, Elissa Goodman, Jodi Guber Brufsky, Jessie May Wolfe, Rachel Namordi, Fern Olivia, Nikki Sharp, Colleen Angeles, Alex McAfee, Sahara Rose, Kate Waitzkin, Dana James, Natalie Uhling, Chelsea Chorpenning, Meag Lynch, and Ksenia Avdulova
NEW OFFERINGS this year included the E-Track for executives and entrepreneurs, the C-Track of affordable community classes, a day of Children's Programming, Tea Ceremonies, Pop Up Coffee Bar, Sound Baths, Ampcoil Sessions, Manicures, Acupuncture, Massage, Oxygen Bar, an Interactive Workbook for attendees and so much more!
Dancing, Costumes and Live Performances featuring Who's Bad and Robbie Nova's + ARNSTAR aka Mr. Blazer Fresh at the closing party and dinner at the Belly Up Aspen.
THE LEAD WITH LOVE BAND:A huge thank you to Gabriele Savarese, Daniel Chazarreta, Eden Vardy and Suzanne Sterling for their beautiful music throughout the event.
LOCATION:For the second time, Lead With Love was held at the Doerr Hosier Center of the Aspen Meadows Resort, home of the Aspen Institute. The A-Track Presentations took place in the McNulty Room while the C & E-Track Presentations took place in the Kaufman Room.
A huge thank you goes out to Rachel Butler, Catering and Conference Services Manager, Bill Haden for the Audio Visual Support and to the rest of the Aspen Meadows Resort staff for excellent service.
ATTENDEES:Thank you to all 505 attendees that joined us at Lead With Love 2017. Our attendance more than doubled from last year! Thank you to the over 200 people that filled out our post gathering survey and feedback. We learned a lot from our post-event survey and look forward to putting on an even more incredible Lead With Love in 2018! If you'd like to give us feedback and haven't taken the survey yet, you can find it here.
Attendees traveled from Canada, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and from all over Colorado.
Thank you for making the trek whether it was near or far to join us!
Don’t forget a limited number of Blind Faith Passes are still available HERE.
SPONSORS:Thank You to Margot Elena for the amazing set design and Love Leader Sponsorship!Aspen Shakti for the decorations in the McNulty Room.O2 Aspen for sponsoring the Kaufman Room.And all our additional sponsors including, Almeda Labs, Aspen Chamber Resort Association, The Shakti Foundation, Amoré Realty, Evolution Fresh, Passion Planner, Active Soul, Heal The Planet, Ampcoil, Base Coat, Flow Water, Outdoor Voices, Gina Cucina, Sticky Be Socks, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty, Goldthread Herbs, Patron Tequila, Guayaki Yerba Maté, Smarty Pants, Yogi Tea, Gorjana, Bombas, Ursa Major, Nature Wise, La Colombo, Go Macro, Subtle Earth Organic Coffee, Wallaroo Hats, Vital Proteins, Justin's Nut Butters Aspen Entrepreneurs and Community Acupuncture Colorado.
Interested in being a sponsor for Lead With Love 2018? Inquire here to get a copy of our sponsorship deck and speak to a representative.
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VENDORS:Thank you to all of our amazing vendors including, Alex Bottles, Aura Soma, Almeda Labs, Basecoat, Bonfire Coffee, Daughters of Culture, Desert Daisy Jewelry, Gina Cucina, Hanuman, Harmony Scott, Explore Booksellers, Jolie, Jonesy Wood, KAILO, Living Wholly, Margot Elena, Maker and Place, O2, Passion Planners, Toklat, Shakti Shala, Aspen Animal Shelter, The Mindful Mats, and Zafuko cushions.
SCHOLARSHIPS:Thank you again to the Living Peace Foundation for making the 2017 Scholarships a reality!
Scholarship recipients include, Katie Baum Hueth, Wesley Brown Ray Cooney, Claudia Cunningham, Sheri Gaynor, Katie Grange, Max Grange, Patricia Griffith, Kellie Hill, Logan Hood, Kevin Hueth, John Klonowski, Matthew McCabe, Ana Medina, Michelle Meeting, Katie Noll, Ajax Phillips, Misty Polihronakis Castaneda, Elissa Rodman, Gregor Sauer, Missy Seigle, Karin Teague, Heather Vesey, Michael P. Weger, and Tracy Wilson.
VOLUNTEERS: This event would have not been possible without our volunteer army! A huge thank you goes out to Shannon Ewing, Amber Kurkowski, Jaime Fowler, Lucia Jayne, Maggie White, Jimmie White, Jean Marie Mendesh, Jeannie Carter, Mica Fish, Kate Sornson, Siana Coughran, Linda Osterberg, Emily Marshall, Elsie Storm, Jonny Storm, Jennifer Baughman, Kerry Schmidt, David Freeman, Marisa Hallsted, Janet Nelson, Stopher Wong, Kendra Gros, Natasha Thomas, Travis Andrews, Jeanne Bedell, Peter Hans, Julie Ramos, Zoe Weston, Carter, Annie Sutherland, Ali Welch, Sea Marie, PJ Murray, Marci Krivonen, Jeanne Ruggles, Nick DeVore, Joanne Menon, Don, Jaimie, Tina Meyers, Louis Amoroso, and Mandy.
STRATEGIC PARTNERS: Lululemon, Manduka, Aspen Entrepreneurs, Hanuman Festival, JP's Peace Love And Happiness Foundation, Aspen Business Luncheon, Windwalkers, Billion Acts of Peace, Aspen Community Foundation, Parayoga, the City of Aspen, Peace Jam, Living Peace Foundation, Celebrate The Beat, Aspen T.R.E.E., Isberian Rug Company, My HugWear, Jaywalker Lodge, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Aspen Animal Shelter, Live Loud T-Shirt Company, Jimmy's, Wellness For Humanity Foundation, The Chopra Foundation, Aspen Hope Center, Stephen McGhee Leadership, Pathfinders Aspen, Red Brick Arts, Peach's Corner Café , The Little Nell and Spring Café .
PHOTOS:For more photos from Lead With Love check out our Facebook Album.
LEADERSHIP CIRCLE:Want to take what you experienced at LEAD WITH LOVE (LWL) and bring it to action in your life? Our intention at LWL is to create an ongoing learning and discussion group to foster deep connections and accountability. Love Ninja leadership circle will virtually meet the first Thursday of every month.More Information HERE.
SOCIAL:Get more photos, videos and sound bites by following us on our social channels @aspenwellbeing and #ileadwithlove
TESTIMONIALS:"Lead for love brought me out of my closed off, business competitive, multi tasking anxiety prone world and reminder me that I am more then the sum of my productivity. I am a whole person who needs to slow down and take time to regenerate, refresh, connect, and relax. I was inspired, perspired and retired some old habits." - Love, Teresa Hackbarth
"I felt lifted up and empowered to support my community through yoga and love. I came for professional development and I left with a clearer understanding of what I can accomplish and how I can make a positive impact in the Roaring Fork Valley (and hopefully beyond). I still feel the "glow" from meeting loving and genuine people and from also connecting with my own authentic self. Thanks for hosting it!"- Barbara Lish
"What a treat to be immersed in four days of intentional living. From the classes to the speakers, from the environment to the vendors, everything was set up to support, nourish, and feed our souls. Thank you for spreading your message of optimal wellbeing for ALL!" - Kristina Weller
"The 2017 Lead with Love Conference in Aspen was one of the greatest gifts I gave to myself in 2017! I felt deeply supported, inspired and uplifted. In our country's current climate of polarization, againstness and divisions, attending Lead with Love helped me to see how many people are not only interested, but committed to individual and global healing!" - Sonny Conley
"As a local yoga business owner, I attend a lot of wellness events and workshops. Lead With Love blows them all out of the water! This event is for those of us ready to take our yoga and our wellbeing practices and use them for good in the real world. It brings together people of all backgrounds and ages, and blasts away the stigmas of what an Aspen Yoga conference might look like. This is more than an indulgent weekend retreat. It is a journey of awakening in human and business potential to change the world. Anyone serious about running a business with heart or having a mat practice that shifts more than your hamstring length needs to come to this event. The Aspen City of Wellbeing is living their mission of shifting culture, and the world is in need of more people to spread this work in the world. Thank you for this opportunity to enhance my personal and professional path." - Emily Hightower, Owner of Ondalu, Wellness at Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO)