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SimpleREV 2015 Workshop Leaders, REV Talkers, and Key Participants

SimpleREV 2015 Workshop Leaders, REV Talkers, and Key Participants

Marc and Angel Chernoff

Marc and Angel Chernoff

Marc and Angel Hack Life

Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, courses, and coaching, they've spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, love, and peace. Get their tools to identify and transform the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck at their website, Marc and Angel Hack Life.

Workshop: The Beliefs That Hold You Back and The Questions That Will Set You Free

Everything changes when you ask yourself the right questions. Questions become thoughts, thoughts become words, words become actions, and action becomes character. And when times get tough, it's the strength of our character that sees us through. This workshop will challenge you to think about and change your inner dialogue. Are you using empowering, encouraging, and friendly words? Or heartless, belittling, and negative remarks? Feel your stress fade away as you learn how to see untrue thoughts. Practice self-compassion and turn damaging self-talk sessions into joyous, grateful, and intentional ones. Watch, record, and review your thoughts so they can help you grow – not hold you back. Inner pressure or outer negativity won't stop you from having a simple, rewarding life. Learn a new way to think … and master a new way to be.
Joshua Becker

Joshua Becker

Becoming Minimalist

Joshua Becker inspires people to consider the practical benefits of owning less and living more. His rational approach to minimalism has made him one of today’s leading voices in the simple-living movement. He is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist and the best-selling author of Simplify and Clutterfree with Kids. Currently, he lives in sunny Peoria, Arizona with his wife and two young kids.

Welcoming, Inspiring, and Intentional Words to Set the Tone

Joshua will help us open the event on Friday morning with some intentional, warm words. Stay tuned for more details!
Farnoosh Brock

Farnoosh Brock

Prolific Living

Farnoosh Brock is an author, speaker, radical career coach, entrepreneur for life, green juice & smoothie expert, and social media enthusiast. In her past life, she was an electrical engineer and corporate pro. Now she uses her powers to help others cultivate the confidence to live counter-culturally, apply a yogi mindset outside the yoga studio, and to travel the world with her husband, Andy. You can find more from and about Farnoosh at Prolific Living.

Workshop: The Paradox of Excessiveness to Achieve Simplicity

What happens when your “doing” is out of sync with your happiness and success? What happens when overworking and overthinking are directly at odds with your goals, happiness, and tranquility? And how do you break the cycle to change these ingrained habits? The way you think, take care of your mind and body, spend money, consume goods, and move through your world are powerful ways to shape the life you want to live. Fortunately, you can form your habits with clarity, intention, and a focus on what matters the most. Better still, this process can unleash your productivity, creativity, and potential in unimaginable ways. Join Farnoosh as she shares her internal shifts and practical tips – both personal and professional – with you. By the end of this talk, her humble hope is that you'll be inspired and informed on how to use the “intentional pursuit of less” to create the life you love.
Courtney Carver

Courtney Carver

Be More with Less

Courtney Carver offers a gentle approach for simplifying life and work on Be More with Less so you can focus on what really matters. As a simplicity author and speaker, she helps people make space in their homes, time in their lives, and love in their hearts to eliminate stress and live with ease. She created minimalist fashion Project 333, which has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, and lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband and daughter.

REV Talk: The Busy Boycott: How to Make Room for What Matters Most

Are you overwhelmed with busyness in your life or in the lives around you? Do you ever wonder what it would be like if everyone could just slow down? Courtney Carver knows first-hand about the consequences of a busy life, which compromised her relationships and eventually threatened her health. Let’s face it though; life's busy. And busyness has become more pervasive than clutter in terms of complicating the simple lives we desire. So how do we stop? How do we discern what’s important and what’s not so we don't get caught up in the rush? When you commit to the three-step busy boycott, you'll redefine your self-worth and stop measuring yourself by how much you get done. Plus, you'll strengthen your relationships because you'll show all the way up for people, create the time and space to listen to your heart and soul, and finally know what matters most.
Charlie Gilkey

Charlie Gilkey

Productive Flourishing

Charlie Gilkey is a best-selling author, speaker, blogger, podcaster, and business strategist. His website, Productive Flourishing, has been visited by nearly 3 million people and his tools, worksheets, and planners have been downloaded nearly 1 million times. He’s taught thousands of people how to go from idea to impact using simple, but powerful approaches that tap into their strengths and genius.

Workshop: Start Finishing: 3 Key Strategies to Simplify Your Plans, Enjoy the Process, and Do Your Best Work

We all start more projects than we finish. And our frustration mounts as more of our best work remains incomplete. Whether we’re building businesses, creating art, or just living a vibrant life, our happiness comes from the steady process of finishing our finest contributions. If you want to start finishing your best, most intentional work, join Charlie to learn how to find the simple flow to reach your goals. His strategies aren't about being busy and driving yourself crazy. Instead, this workshop will help you set the level of success that matches your priorities and determine who needs to be on your success team … and maybe who should be off of it.
Liz Zurek Beaudry

Liz Zurek Beaudry

Envision

Liz Zurek Beaudry is a creative entrepreneur and the owner of Envision, a small, agile business focused on visual design, brand strategy, and positioning. Through her company and experience with renovating three homes, she knows how to create a thriving work and family culture out of interior spaces. Liz also recently completed her biggest adventure in simplifying – moving from 4,000+ square feet to 850 and lives there with her husband, Jeff, and their two boys.

Workshop: Simple Spaces, Better Being: How to Align Your Surroundings and Life

Our spaces speak of our priorities, tell our life's story, and highlight our passions. By observing a cherished place, we can – and others will – identify what is and isn't important. With the wrong lens, our homes and workspace can become mindless, kindless spaces. But with a simple and thoughtful perspective, we can nurture joy, compassion, and intention. This workshop will teach you how to select or take an existing space, design it for your deepest purpose, and maintain its balance with little effort. Liz will draw upon her experience with hundreds of clients so you can learn some best practices fast and avoid some common traps. With her guidance and tools, you'll have what you need to make a big dent in the nature of your places and align your environment with your life in the process.
Justin Baker

Justin Baker

Mindful Power

As half of Mindful Power, Justin Baker brings the power of meditation and the principles of neuroplasticity to people under everyday stress: educators, athletes, professionals, and families. By helping people to access and train their emotional core, they discover the resilience and purpose to weather storms and act with new clarity. Being a partially recovered serial carrot-chaser himself, Justin’s Vipassana meditation practice is daily reminder that, when it comes to the mind, virtually anything is possible.

Workshop: Are We Here Yet? Modern Meditation for Timeless Problems.

What's the purpose of meditation? Is it to become a healthier, better person or to be “present” every waking moment? As it goes mainstream, many meditation dabblers and regulars are still unsure about what they're doing and why. But this mindful workshop will help you reframe the big questions, explore a fundamental solution, and discover simple ways to peek behind the curtain so your practice is more practical and meaningful. Join us for a drip (or downpour) of mindful liberation and see the world in a new light.

Your SimpleREV 2015 Event Co-Hosts

Joel Zaslofsky

Joel Zaslofsky

SimpleREV Founder

Joel Zaslofsky is the community-building, simple-loving, authenticity-chasing founder at JoelZaslofsky.com. He also hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters show and spends a ton of time thinking about all things SimpleREV. When he's not enjoying nature, making his wife smile, or playing with his two young sons, Joel's busy minimizing, being Paleo, bringing people together, and Experience Curating.

Anthony Ongaro

Anthony Ongaro

Break the Twitch

Anthony Ongaro is an entrepreneur, a nonprofit marketing director, and the founder of Break the Twitch, a blog that explores minimalism and reducing digital distractions. He's always looking for travel deals to new places, trying new foods, and living an experientially focused life. He and his wife Amy live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.