Past Speakers


Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Rachel Bellas (Topic: “A Historical example of California’s marine ecosystem collapse, sea urchins and  today’s suggested seafood options.”)

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Scott Grace, Esq. discussed the debt collection industry, including defense of lawsuits filed against debtors, California’s current legal environment., and the consequences of a court judgment.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Mary Tolena of spoke…..Finding your Groove with “Easy”: Four steps to align your business, work and life.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014: at 12 Noon:  Bryan Boyle spoke on small business collaboration.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 12 Noon:  Rhoda Bryan spoke on Simpler Living.

Tuesday, July 15th at 12 Noon: Tara Manley spoke about Nerium International.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Bill Kurzeja spoke about Hootsuite.  This is available on YOUTUBE by clicking here .

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Soirée-Leone spoke about composting.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Paul Dabdoub spoke about “The Passion Process”

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 8:30 am Kenneta Fabing spoke on how to interview a candidate for a job.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Terrie Leigh Relf spoke on marketing tips.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 8:30 am Tara Manley and Christine spoke about Nerium.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 12:00 Noon Andy Killion spoke about Point of Sale Systems.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 8:30 am Brian Elliott who works for the California Democratic Party (CDP) in association with the Scott Peters for Congress Campaign spoke on an environmental topic.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Karina Antonopoulos spoke about ‘Creating Your Frequency’.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:30 am: Casie Laird  spoke: “How to think like Leonardo da Vinci.”

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12 Noon:  Mercy Baron and Brad Bohensky spoke about Yelp Elite.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Dr. Laura Pallesen of spoke about STRESS!

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 8:30 am Amelia Roche spoke regarding communications in the workplace.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Aaron Sutton spoke about websites and GIS systems.

Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 at 12 Noon: Laurie Itkin spoke:  “How To Retire a Millionaire”.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 12 Noon: Conor Boyland spoke on “Staying Motivated”.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at Noon: Michelle Wolff entertained us with some stand-up comedy, and Julie Freiburger explained Yoga and offered some breathing exercises, too.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at Noon: Rhoda Bryan spoke on decluttering.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at Noon: Birgit Witherspoon, HHC spoke regarding “How to save time, money and your health”.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at Noon Bill Kurzeja spoke on online marketing.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at Noon: Karina Antonopoulos spoke on ‘Mastering Overwhelm’.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at Noon: Jeff Pelton spoke on bootstrapping your small business.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at Noon: Mark Merrick spoke about Beer, specifically the beer from

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at Noon: Carter Moss discussed his finding from the book:  David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at Noon: Renee Vogel, life coach led a discussion on solving business related problems.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at Noon: Helen Keating spoke on feng shui for businesses/offices.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at Noon: Brittany Hudson spoke: “Four Ways Mindfulness and Mindfulness meditation Can Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur.”

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at Noon: Michael Roesslein of spoke.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at Noon: Christina A. Higgens of  spoke:  “Hypnotherapy and the Power of the Subconscious Mind”

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at Noon: Greg Reid spoke … (Think and Grow Rich Series) Through the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at Noon: Attorney Robert Burns spoke on Family Law to address self help do’s & don’ts.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at Noon: Paul Baraz spoke on quote actions

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at Noon:  Dr. Laura Hershey, D.C. of spoke about Non Force Chiropractic.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at Noon: Scott Doetsch spoke: “Healthcare reform and how it affects individuals and small businesses.”

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at Noon: Matt and Joe spoke on social media marketing.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at Noon: Scott Doetsch spoke “Tax Buckets and Growing Safe Money.”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at Noon: Karina Antonopoulos spoke: “The Myths & Truths of High Sensitivity; How Do I Know If I Am a Highly Sensitive Person?”

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at Noon: Renee Vogel spoke about maximizing referrals.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at Noon: Amelia Roache of spoke:  “What are you Listening For?”  A look at our cultural habits in communication and their effect on personal health, relationships, business structure and sustainability. How Permaculture Design, Compassionate Communication and other restorative practices can change our social culture.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at Noon:  Andrew Sheftel spoke:  “Come learn about the mortgage market place and lending in Southern California and Ocean Beach. Find out what went wrong in 2008 from a loan officer who was in the trenches. 14-years of living and lending in OB.”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at Noon: Gina Faye Smith spoke:  “Everything you always wanted to know about therapy, but were afraid to ask!”

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at Noon: Mary Tolena spoke.  Rhythms of Balance in Business and Life Our lives and businesses continually operate on many layers: From pursuing long term goals, to deciding where to take the client for lunch.  From tackling extended major challenges, to playing catch with the dog at the beach.  In this interactive, playful talk, we will experience how simple principles of rhythm can help us integrate these different layers of life into a rich, coherent, and balanced whole.  For those days when you feel “out of sync,” you’ll learn a framework to rebalance your attention and actions.  You’ll leave relaxed and uplifted, buzzing with the rhythms of life!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at Noon: Rebecca Taylor to spoke on transportation options for seniors.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at Noon:  KT Robinson spoke about kindness. Part of her talk can be seen here.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at Noon: Marguerite Baca spoke: “Scientific and Spiritual Principles for Peace, Health, and Fun.” Her website can be found at .

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at Noon: Maria Tostado and Joe spoke about solar energy and their company  Current Solar. Their website can be found at

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at Noon: Heather Staruski spoke about a new way to clean without chemicals and the benefits of essential oils.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at Noon: Mel Roark spoke with regards to her business.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at Noon: Robert Burns of spoke about and played the bagpipes.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at Noon: Julie Freiburger spoke:  “What is Reiki?”

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at Noon: Robin Sol of spoke:  “Reduce your pain. Increase your activity. Improve your life.” – learn about a movement practice designed to restore the body’s natural order and put YOU at the center of your health. It teaches your body how to properly support itself and move as nature intended.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at Noon: Kerry “Shakerman” Greene of spoke: “SuperFoods – A Recipe for Health and Wealth”

Tuesday, July 14th at Noon: Paul Baraz spoke: “Backgammon as a metaphor for life.”

Tuesday, July 21st at Noon: Scott Doetsch spoke: “IMPORTANT Social Security and Retirement Dates you need to know. How long will you have to work? Whether you’re all set for retirement or still planning, You’ll want to make note of these key dates.”

Tuesday, July 28th at Noon:  Carter Moss spoke:  “How to get better at decision making.”

Tuesday, August 4th at Noon: Theresa Vee spoke.  “How the Lymphatic System Creates Flow and Stagnation in Every Aspect of Life.”

Tuesday, August 11th at Noon: Marisa Young spoke. ” How therapeutic massage, reiki energy healing and other holistic methods can assist in reducing physical and emotional stress as well as other ailments that affect the body.”

Tuesday, August 18th at Noon: Attorney Robert Burns spoke about domestic violence.

Tuesday, August 25th at Noon: KT Robinson spoke: “Hope and the power of words.”

Tuesday, September 1st at Noon: Erik Karlson of Edwards Jones spoke: “Roth IRAs: Retirement Can Be Less Taxing.” Covers differences between traditional and Roth IRAs, and whether converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA makes sense for an individual’s retirement goals.

Tuesday, September 8th at Noon: Brittany Hudson spoke: “Meditation and Breath Work”.

Tuesday, September 15th at Noon: Jamie Ravenscroft spoke: “Battling computer guy posture”.

Tuesday, September 22nd at Noon:  Melyssa Roark spoke: “Affordable Care Act and how to obtain the right insurances for the self employed.”

Tuesday, September 29th at Noon: Matt Beatty spoke: “Useful electronic resources available from the San DIego Public Library.”

Tuesday, October 6th at Noon: Robin Sol spoke:  Breathe Fitness (Part 2 of 5): Foundation Training – Universal Accessory for Life & ActivityFoundation Training is a series of exercises designed to teach efficient use of your body by building it up rather than constantly breaking it down.

Tuesday, October 13th at Noon:  Renee Vogel spoke: “Alternative ways to address health concerns–empowering you to have more choices with new knowledge, skills and states of mind!”

Tuesday, October 20th at Noon: Paul A. Davila Ruiz spoke about Cuby Kayaks.

Tuesday, October 27th at Noon: Heather Staruski spoke. “Essential Oils and Non-Toxic Cleaning”.

Tuesday, November 10th at Noon: Terrie Leigh Relf spoke: “How to be a Rapport Ninja!”

Tuesday, November 17th at Noon:  Averi Melcher spoke: “How to Harness the Creativity of Travel to Boost Your Business.”

Tuesday, December 8th at Noon: Matt Wolff spoke: “StreamBoxx – the streaming media device.”

Tuesday, December 15th at Noon:  Gina Faye Smith led a discussion on couples counseling and the dynamics of a successful relationship.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at Noon: Marisa Young of spoke about her approach to massage therapy.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at Noon: Nicole Brors of spoke: “How to Fight Colds and Flu’s Naturally.”

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at Noon: Jamie Ravenscroft spoke on “Balance”.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at Noon: Renee Vogel spoke about maximizing referral opportunities using testimonials.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Noon: Robin Naughton spoke about Pilates.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Noon:  Brad Bohensky and Mercy Baron spoke about Yelp.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Noon: Anya Feldman spoke about massage.

 Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Noon: KT Robinson spoke on Authenticity.

Tuesday, March 1st,  2016 at Noon: Ania Volovique spoke: “In our hyper connected, digital age when so much is affected by visual images… do yours completely represent who you are and the message you want to send to the world and your clients?Learn simple steps to create a cohesive brand, the role your photos play and how to get more of your ideal clients. “

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at Noon: Kerry the Shakerman spoke: “Hand Drumming for Dummies”.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at Noon: Josephine and John from the Bernie Sanders campaign spoke.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at Noon: Carter Moss of spoke.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at Noon: Nicole Assef spoke about Rodan Fields.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at Noon: Dr. Courtney Meltvedt, D.C. of spoke  “Health, Happiness, and a Lifetime of Success”.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at Noon: KT Robinson spoke.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at Noon: David Leddick spoke about paid Facebook Advertising.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at Noon: Bill Kurzeja spoke on the sales and marketing process.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Noon:  Mercy Baron of spoke about the local BBQ scene.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Noon: Dr. Sidney Yin, & Annette Fritzsche spoke about the San Diego youth symphony and conservatory.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Noon: Dr. Lance Mahoney to spoke.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Noon: CC Summerfield spoke on positivity.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Noon: Robin Naughton led a conversation on health and fitness.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Noon: Attorney Robert Burns spoke:  “The anatomy of an automobile collision claim with important nuances frequently, but not usually, present.”

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Noon: Brandon Loures spoke about PPC and digital marketing.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Noon: Luci Lampe spoke:  “Uncovering Your Sexy Life.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Noon: Pablo Davila spoke: “Do one thing differently!”

Tuesday, July 5, 2015 at Noon: Sandra Pascal spoke:  “Reboot and Refresh after the July 4th Festivities.”

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Noon: Jody Swift lead an exercise in creative writing.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Noon: Carter Moss spoke:  “How to cast a compelling vision for your product/service.”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Noon: Gina Faye Smith spoke on Active Listening.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Noon: Rhoda Bryan spoke on Living Deliberately.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Noon: Jamie Ravenscroft of spoke on injury prevention.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Noon: Amanda Walster spoke about Helm’s brewing.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Noon: Brit Coupens spoke: “Reverse Mortgages Made Easy.”

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Noon: Angela Carlon of spoke: “Yoga is for every body!”

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Noon: Jude Hotep spoke:  “What would it be like if you could let go of everything that no longer serves you?”

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Noon: Beth Maciorowski spoke: “Creating million dollar babies, the gift of a lifetime.”

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Noon: Nicole Brors of spoke: “Herbal Medicine Basics”

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Noon: Mathew Shaffer spoke: “Harnessing Masculine and Feminine Energy for Success in Business and Life.”

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Noon: Clayton Connolly spoke: “Identifying your core personality type through the Enneagram. A fun and introspective look at who you are and who you know. With Clayton Connolly of Clay homes Real Estate.”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Noon: Ania Volovique spoke: “How to breakthrough your fears so you can get unstuck and move forward.”

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Noon: Jamie Ravenscroft of spoke about the Alexander Technique.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Noon: Vanessa Hollenbeck spoke: “How to solve business problems using Joint Ventures.”

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Noon: Shaun Cassidy spoke about Social Media for Business.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Noon: Renee Vogel spoke.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Noon: Kerry Da Shakerman spoke: “Rhythm – A Journey to Groove”.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Noon: Jonathan Lavan spoke on environmental conservation.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Noon: Stephanie Rogers spoke. “How to Live a Good Life”.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Noon: Dr. Kayla Ambert, D.C., R.D. to spoke: “The Power of the Body”.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Noon: Derric Haynie spoke on Social Media Marketing.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Noon: Ania Volovique led a Mastermind Roundtable that enabled all to brainstorm and get feedback on their business goals for 2017.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Noon: Luci Lampe spoke: “Making 2017 Fulfilling, Compelling, and Sexy.” 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Noon: Robert Burns of OBLAW.COM spoke about Prop 64 (the new cannabis law) with mention of its promises, its flaws, industrial hemp, and its relationship to the medical cannabis law.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Noon: Rhoda Bryan spoke:”Declutter/Organize/Simplify” with Rhoda, Local Professional Organizer for 17 years.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Noon: Robin Naughton spoke: “Changing the Conversation with your Body – Managing Pain & Activity”.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Noon: Dave Chase spoke on Clean Energy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Noon: Angela Cornell spoke: “Healthy living with essential oils!”

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Noon: Cricket Tryon spoke about Family Law.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Noon: Ania Volovique  spoke: “How to build your business brand.”

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Noon: Lenora Lostaunau spoke: How to use today’s marketing strategy and media to get top dollar for your house.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Noon: Angela Carlon spoke:  Yoga for every body.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Noon: Mat Shaffer spoke: “Keys to Authenticity.”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Noon: Kathleen Nguyen spoke about Facebook Ads.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 at Noon: Michelle Manilao spoke about other networking avenues in San Diego including the OBMA.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Noon: Kristin Kissell spoke: ”Getting past resistance.”

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Noon:Brittany Hudson spoke:  “Mindfulness. Meditation. & Breathing.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Noon: Annie Rettic spoke: “It’s never too late to follow your dream.”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Noon: Tina Selwyn spoke:  “Creating a focused marketing plan.”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Noon: Adrian Ortiz of spoke: “The Power of Small Pieces.”

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Noon: Kerry Da Shakerman spoke:  Creating product lines based on your photography.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Noon: Tina Higgins of spoke.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Noon: Lenora Lostaunau spoke.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Noon: Michael T Grewe spoke: Smart marketing ideas for branding.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Noon: Mat Shaffer spoke:  “Passion, Purpose and Prosperity – lessons learned from interviewing 40 world-changing leaders.”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Noon: Matt Beatty spoke:  “Kinds of things we see at the library, what different people check out, and how changes in Ocean Beach affect the library and the neighborhood in general.”

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Noon: KT Robinson spoke: “Emotional bungee jumping!”

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Noon: Adam Junod spoke on sustainability.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Noon: Julie Johnston spoke on sound healing.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Noon: Analia Corrales spoke: “Cultural Differences with Employees Clients and Beyond.”

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Noon:  Carter Moss spoke: “Getting Good at Having Hard Conversations.”

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Noon: Lisa Taylor spoke about Fitness.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Noon: John Edward spoke: “Brand storytelling through video.”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Noon: Zac Smith spoke:  Cannatherapy:  A new concept in pain management.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Noon: Michelle Wolff spoke about growing your own marijuana.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Noon: Taberah Joy Holloway spoke:  “Non-violent communication – how to resolve interpersonal and intrapersonal conflicts in your business and life.”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Noon: Annie Rettic spoke.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Noon:  Renee Vogel spoke.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Noon: Karim Bouri of spoke.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Noon: Tony Gee spoke.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Noon: Terrie Leigh Relf spoke about finding your ideal client.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Noon: Harold Eins spoke.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Noon: Steven H Bickel will speak:  Moving from Pain and Fear to Love … an interactive workshop with worksheets that help you to be more free and empowered.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Noon Nathan Church spoke about Fitness.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Noon: Natasha Mulholland spoke about Tripower Yoga.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Noon: John Pistotti spoke about leveraging LinkedIn to grow your business.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Noon: Jeffrey Kozlowski shared a market update.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Noon:  Jherie Araos spoke.

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at Noon: Lenora Lostaunau spoke.

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at Noon: Mat Shaffer spoke.

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at Noon: Nicole Assef spoke about leveraging LinkedIn and other social media channels.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Noon: Shanna Moore spoke: “Turning water into money.”

If you would like to be considered as a guest speaker at a future meeting, please connect with Chuck Hardwick at