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Ignite Burlington 2014 | Speaker Spotlight – Patrick Standen

Patrick Standen 2 Speaker SpotlightPresentation: Learning from Adversity: The Opportunity of Challenge

Patrick Standen, 50, a native Vermonter teaches philosophy at Saint Michael’s College and medical, clinical and healthcare ethics at the University Vermont. At Saint Michael’s he is an academic mentor to the men’s hockey team and advises the student philosophy club. He is the founder and board President of the Northeast Disabled Athletic Association, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that provides athletes with physical disabilities competitive and recreational sporting opportunities. He serves as the co-chair on the Burlington Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility and on the Vermont Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. A writer and poet, he is an avid outdoorsmen and athlete recently capturing the gold medal in sit-ski biathlon in the 2013 Empire State Games and 1st place in the 2013 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon. He lives with his wife in Burlington, VT. He also enjoys swimming, sailing, sled hockey, handcycling, skiing, kayaking and trap and skeet shooting.

Email:  patrick.standen@myfairpoint.net 

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New Ignite Burlington 2013 Speaker Videos | Rick Yarosh & Apoetaswell

Our final two Ignite Burlington 2013 speaker videos are now available!
Apoetaswell moved the audience with this message shared through slam poetry and surprise guest Rick Yarosh inspired with his incredible story of overcoming adversity and turning the negative into the positive.  It was an honor to have them both speak at Ignite Burlington.
Click below to watch the videos and let us know what you think!

 

A Poet As Well
A Poet As Well

 

Ignite Burlington 2013 | Guest Speaker - Rick Yarosh
Ignite Burlington 2013 | Guest Speaker – Rick
Yarosh

  

That wraps up all of our speaker videos from 2013.  You can watch all of the speaker videos at www.youtube.com/mindsparktv.  We hope you enjoyed watching the speakers again as much as we did!   

 

It’s not too late to be a speaker at Ignite Burlington 2014!

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know as an Ignite Burlington speaker, please email hallie@adamhergenrother.com.

We’re looking forward to having a packed house, inspiring the community, and raising funds for Hergenrother Foundation.  Our goal is to hold our first Youth Leadership Camp in the summer of 2015!

Tickets will be available for sale starting in September.

Questions?  Need more information? Or want to volunteer?Email info@hergenrotherfoundation.org.

New Ignite Burlington Speaker Videos Just Released! | Janet Smith & David Hill

If you missed Ignite Burlington 2013, you can now catch up on all the speaker action!

 

David Hill, Realtor at Keller Williams Realty, CEO of The Hill Team, and Owner of PreferredAgent, shared his story of “Overcoming Life’s Obstacles” and Janet Smith, Director of Vermont Transcendental Meditation Center, taught us about “Transcending – The Key to Higher Consciousness, Fulfillment, Peace.”

Click below to watch the videos and let us know what you think!  We’ll be releasing two videos a week for the next couple of weeks as we gear up to announce Ignite Burlington 2014 speakers!

We are still interviewing speakers for this year’s event!

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know as an Ignite Burlington speaker, please email hallie@adamhergenrother.com

We’re looking forward to having a packed house, inspiring the community, and raising funds for Hergenrother Foundation.  Our goal is to hold our first Youth Leadership Camp in the summer of 2015!

Tickets will be available for sale starting in September.

Questions?  Need more information? Or want to volunteer?  Email info@hergenrotherfoundation.org.

Ignite Burlington 2013 Speaker Videos | Hannah Kirkpatrick & Aaron Fastman

If you missed Ignite Burlington 2013, you can now catch up on all the speaker action!
Up first, is Mrs. Vermont America 2013, Hannah Kirkpatrick (and today is her birthday! Happy Birthday, Hannah!) and Aaron Fastman, a small business entrepreneur based in Burlington.
Click below to watch the videos and let us know what you think!  We’ll be releasing two videos a week for the next couple of weeks as we gear up to announce Ignite Burlington 2014 speakers!

We are still interviewing speakers for this year’s event!

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know as an Ignite Burlington speaker, please email hallie@adamhergenrother.com

We’re looking forward to having a packed house, inspiring the community, and raising funds for Hergenrother Foundation.  Our goal is to hold our first Youth Leadership Camp in the summer of 2015!

Tickets will be available for sale starting in September.

Questions?  Need more information? Or want to volunteer?  Email info@hergenrotherfoundation.org.

Thank you for attending Ignite Burlington 2013!

Another incredible Ignite Burlington in the books. Stay tuned – we’ll be releasing video of the speakers over the next few weeks!

Want to speak at Ignite Burlington 2014? Email us at info@hergenrotherfoundation.org!

A huge thank you to our incredible 2013 Ignite Burlington speakers:

  • Ann Zuccardy, CEO of AZ Communications
    Click here for Ann’s speaker spotlight.
  • Tom Murphy, Co-Founder & Presenter of Sweethearts & Heroes
    Click here for Tom’s speaker spotlight.
  • David Hill, Realtor & Owner of Hill Team Associates at Keller Williams Realty
  • Aaron Fastman, Owner of 1-800-GOT-JUNK in Vermont
  • Ela Wojtowicz | www.elayoga.com 
    Click here for Ela’s speaker spotlight.
  • Adam Hergenrother, CEO of Hergenrother Industries
  • Kevin Pearce, Kevin Pearce Holdings, LLC
    Click here for Kevin’s speaker spotlight.
  • Nathalie Kelly, Writer & Inspirational Speaker
    Click here for Nathalie’s speaker spotlight.
  • Hannah Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Vermont America 2013, Recovery Advocate & Inspirational Speaker
    Click here for Hannah’s speaker spotlight.
  • Janet Smith, Transcendental Meditation Teacher
    Click here for Janet’s speaker spotlight.

 

Ignite Burlington 2013 | Speaker Spotlight – Hannah Kirkpatrick

Speaker Spotlight - Hannah Kirkpatrick

 

Presentation:  Recovery ROCKS!  Hope & Joy on the Flip Side of Addiction…and How Anyone Can Have It!

Disregarding social expectations to “keep up appearances”, Mrs. Vermont America 2013 Hannah Kirkpatrick is a fearless and vulnerable storyteller, willing to expose her journey through the deepest caverns of depression and addictive substances & behaviors, and her close-call victory over some of the same struggles that haunt millions of Americans.

Through her story of devastating loss and second chances, Hannah paints audiences a vivid picture of the light at the end of the long tunnel of addiction, affirming that immeasurable laughter, meaning, and hope await on the other side.  She brings levity and humor to an often heavy subject, easily delighting audiences into recognizing and embracing their weaknesses, challenging them to support others through dark times, and above all, passionately supporting listeners to take the steps of courage required to ask for help in whatever area they may be struggling.

Hannah is an acclaimed speaker and mentor, traversing New England and beyond to inspire students, parents, and general adult populations toward the promises of hope & joy in recovery.  As a capstone to her year of service as Mrs. Vermont America 2013, she made history as the first Vermonter to ever place in the Top 15 at the Mrs. America competition!  She credits the irony of telling an “ugly story in a beautiful dress” as her ticket to success.

Hannah also coaches women in Africa to economic freedom through entrepreneurism, and offers a personal development & leadership curriculum to individuals and companies looking to incorporate vintage values into their personal lives, families and businesses in a new way.  Hannah is incredibly grateful to have her husband, Chris Kirkpatrick, still by her side, and they are delighted to have a “very two” year old daughter named Knightley.

Hannah

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HannahBoucherKirkpatrick
Blog:  http://hannahkirkpatrickusa.wordpress.com

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Ignite Burlington 2013 | Speaker Spotlight – David Hill

Speaker Spotlight - David Hill

 

Presentation: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles | “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”- Albert Einstein

David Hill is a Keller Williams Realtor, CEO of The Hill Team, and Owner of PreferredAgent.  David began his career in the Real Estate  in 2002. In 2005 he started the Hill Team.   The Hill Team has consistently averaged 90 sides per year since 2008, and in 2012 is currently the #1 Team in volume in all offices for Worcester MA.

David has been a member of Gary Keller’s (Chairman of the Board of Keller Williams Realty) private Masterminds since 2010, and was featured on stage with Gary at Mega Camp in 2010.  David is one of about 60 Keller Williams Realty approved national trainers, and owns a national prospecting and referral company called PreferredAgent.  David is passionate about personal growth, loves teaching, and lives by the philosophy from Zig Ziglar: “Help enough people get what they want and you end up with whatever you want.”

Email:  hillteam@gmail.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/davidihill

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Ignite Burlington info:  www.hergenrotherfoundation.org/events  

Ignite Burlington 2013 | Speaker Spotlight – Janet Smith

Speaker Spotlight - Janet Smith

 

Presentation:  Transcending – The Key to Higher Consciousness, Fulfillment, Peace

Janet Smith is the Director of Vermont Transcendental Meditation Center. She has been practicing and teaching the TM technique for over 40 years and leading and participating in peace projects since 1979.

Janet learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1972. She participated in the first World Peace Assembly in the US, at Amherst, MA, in 1979  and then helped establish a permanent group to create peace and coherence for the USA in Fairfield, Iowa. She has been involved full time with the TM organization since then, including 3 years teaching at the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, helping establish the Maharishi College of Vedic Medicine, and teaching the TM technique throughout the US for over 20 years.

She has an Elementary Teaching Certificate, MA in Science of Creative Intelligence, and an Honorary PhD for her work participating in and leading World Peace Assemblies in the US, Europe, and India.

Janet enjoys Maharishi Ayurveda cooking, exploring nature, and traveling. She and her husband were delighted to move to Vermont in 2011 to be close to family.

Website: www.tm.org/vermont
Email:  jsmith@tm.org

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Ignite Burlington 2013 | Speaker Spotlight – Aaron Fastman

Speaker Spotlight - Aaron Fastman

 

Presentation: Cancer, Humor, and Entrepreneurship

Aaron Fastman is a small business entrepreneur in Burlington.  He received his under graduate degree from The University of New Mexico in 2002.  Aaron owns and operate four businesses  in Vermont and New York – 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, The Fastman Group, which invests in real estate, a law funding business in NY, and iLyte iPhone Case Co.  Aaron is a single father and stays busy enjoying everything Vermont has to offer, including mountain biking and snowboarding.

Email:  vermont@1800gotjunk.com
Call:  802.236.9485

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Ignite Burlington info:  http://www.hergenrotherfoundation.org/events/ 

Ignite Burlington 2013 | Speaker Spotlight – Adam Hergenrother

Speaker Spotlight - Adam Hergenrother

Presentation: Life Without Limits

Adam Hergenrother and Hergenrother Industries empower the leaders of today to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Defined by vision, inspiration, leadership, opportunities, and growth, Adam has built seven companies in under five years. Hergenrother Industries is a powerhouse connector – matching talent with opportunities, the community with resources, clients with Realtors, investors with entrepreneurs, and goals with training and education. Through strategic business consulting, consistent accountability, and personal development, Adam is developing leaders and businesses worldwide.

 

Websitewww.HergenrotherIndustries.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/HergenrotherIndustries
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