A Real Life Indiana Jones: Author, Eco Activist and Explorer Patricia Cori

She’s been called a “real life Indiana Jones” by fans and readers around the world – an inspiring icon of truth and a living model of the adventurous spirit and seeker within us all. Internationally acclaimed author Patricia Cori is one of the most well-known and established authorities on the realms of the mystic – views of the world and multidimensional reality that challenge the status quo. She has been a key voice in the alternative media for decades, and a contactee who has brought paradigm-busting information to the public since 1996, contributing a wealth of material to the new thought community. And she has the “chops” to prove it …with eleven best-selling publications, published in over 20 foreign languages.

 The former host of the popular radio show, Beyond the Matrix, on bbsradio, she has herself been interviewed on hundreds of talk radio and TV programs, including CNN, Coast to Coast a.m. syndicated radio, the Urban Journal Radio, KJAC Radio Montreal, 21st Century Radio, Fringe Radio, and a host of others. She has also appeared in documentary films.

In 2012, she founded the global non-profit association, Save Earth’s Oceans, Inc., dedicated to restoring the balance of our fragile ocean ecosystems and saving the whales and dolphins from whaling, slaughter and exploitation. As President and CEO of the organization, she is determined to raise the consciousness of human beings around the globe to alter the course of our destruction of the earth’s oceans, and to hear the music of the whales and dolphins as communications of a higher consciousness.

She has now turned her talent to screenwriting, having completed a full feature script of her upcoming spiritual thriller, The Emissary, scheduled for release as her first fiction novel, through North Atlantic Books/Random House Distribution in March 2014. Film and television rights have been acquired by Global Universal Entertainment, and the project is already in development to become a major motion picture.

Her recent project – LITTLE BOOKS by Patricia Cori – launched in July 2013 will provide her readers with a collection of short, concise works on topics about which she is impassioned and knowledgeable, as digital editions released through kindle on amazon. Volume 1, HEAVEN IS HERE, BENEATH A TREE, is a moving collection of her artistry as a photographer and artist, and poems which reflect her love of the earth and her visions of the beyond.

A true spirit leader, Patricia Cori is weaving her own music into the souls of her readers, calling upon humankind to wake up and take its true role of leadership for the preservation of the magnificent Planet Earth. She is most definitely a force to be dealt with!

“Amazing works, but ‘phenomenal’ is far more accurate! Uncanny intuition and incredible psychic gifts have made Patricia Cori an international icon and one of the finest radio hosts on BBS Radio, with her weekly radio program Beyond the Matrix. Her extraordinary vision and the way she communicates her truth to her readers will make Patricia a staple in every library. This woman will change your entire life, just like magic!”
–Donald Newsom, president of BBS Network, Inc.

“Patricia Cori is a living library and her books are living vessels”
–Alfred Webre, Exopolitics.

Michael P. Aitken, SHRM Director of US Government Affairs

About representing HR and the role and impact of SHRM organized lobbying the US Congress.

Michael P. Aitken, SHRM Director of Government Affairs, has responsibility for tracking and reporting on legislative and regulatory developments in Washington and lobbying Congress on behalf of SHRM and the HR profession.

He will provide a Federal Public Policy Update with timely information on both pending and anticipated legislative, regulatory and judicial activity that may affect your daily business.

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates

Brynne Herbert, CEO, MoveGuides Gen-Y at Work

Understanding the Mobility Cloud platform

Mobility Made Easy. MOVE Guides is a cloud platform for global mobility and employee relocation that uses the best of the modern web to provide insight and custom reporting to HR while reducing costs and providing a dramatically improved employee experience.

MOVE Guides, is about moving people and families for work internationally – business relocation in other words. The market is worth more than £40bn annually. That means that if expats were a country, that country would be one of the most wealthy and mobile in the world – international business moves are rarely done on the cheap. So today MOVE Guides announces it’s raised £400,000 seed funding – all while founder Brynne Herbert successfully completed her MBA at London Business School.

Herbert says the startups will focus on London inbound moves and worldwide removals, and plans a Series A in 15-18 months for international expansion for full moves to/from other cities.

Brynne, an American-born, former finance professional, has lived in six cities and speaks four languages. “I arrived in the UK to a short-term let without hot water or internet. And I couldn’t get a bank account or mobile phone without a permanent address,” she says. “In a moment of frustration, I asked my husband why it was so hard to organize moving and so easy to organize travel. And he said, I should change it.”

Scott Hamilton, CEO & President, Executive Next Practices Institute/ Senior Partner and Founder, ALLIGN™

Innovative Solutions to Leader Development; Assignment Success

Scott Hamilton has a long and proven track record in the successful improvement of executive and organization performance in global Fortune 5000 companies. Scott is the co-founder of Allign, a company that has developed and introduced a proprietary process that integrates leadership vision with visual-experiential mapping methods to align all stakeholders into unified, positive action. His global advisory team helps leaders build the internal organizational capability to innovate, execute and measure.

Hamilton is also CEO and President of the Executive Next Practices Institute, a research and advisory think tank comprised of several thousand C-level executives who meet to uncover new trends, ideas and approaches to today’s strategic and operational business challenges. Scott’s industry exposure has been both broad and deep. He has worked with executives and leadership teams in companies such as Parsons (Engineering Services), Worley (Engineering), McDonald’s (Manufacturing and Distribution Suppliers), Nestle USA (Food and Distribution divisions), Bergen Brunswig (Distribution), Aramark (Food), AlliedSignal and DirecTV (Content distribution operations), among others. Client programs have ranged from large-scale change efforts, organization design, team building, merger and acquisition/integration teams, and in-house executive development (executive branding) programs.

Scott’s particular professional passion has been in organizational and people development that strengthen business value; strategic planning, execution methods, and leadership team building. Scott is also a pioneer in the application of “collective intelligence” alignment programs. Hamilton is a frequent keynote speaker and session leader to industry trade associations, private company sessions, C-suite meetings and conferences.

Sara Hill, CHRO, Ceridian

Sara Hill: Enhancing the employee experience; increasing employee engagement; developing people talent strategies to bring Ceridian to next level.

Sara HillSara Hill is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Ceridian. In this role, Sara oversees the global human resources functions across Ceridian and is based in Minneapolis. She has responsibility for enhancing the employee experience, increasing employee engagement, and developing people and talent management strategies to bring Ceridian to the next level. 

Prior to joining Ceridian, Sara most recently served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources at U.S. Bancorp, providing HR leadership for the Wealth Management and Securities Services division. Sara has worked at Fidelity Investments as Vice President of Management Effectiveness. She has also been a consultant with The HayGroup, where she led HR consulting engagements primarily in the areas of organizational effectiveness and management development. 

Sara serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Children’s Museum. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA, with a concentration in HR, from Vanderbilt University.

Andrew Cox, CEO, My CredexCredit Migration Services for XPATS

No Credit Score’ should not mean ‘No Credit’
Here is how to help solve the problem!

Mycredex was founded by veteran serial expatriate Andrew Cox and his wife, who have relocated internationally seven times across three continents. They experienced first-hand the cost and frustration created by the challenges of establishing a financial identity in the US.

Not only do we understand the difficulties, we overcame them. And now we want to help others do the same. We believe the credit history you’ve worked so hard to build should travel with you.
The institutions Mycredex works with share the founders’ belief that the lack of a US credit score should not stop new arrivals with great jobs, higher than average incomes and well-established credit histories from accessing reasonably priced financing for life’s essentials.

Working with Mycredex helps them qualify for the credit they need within weeks of arrival rather than waiting months while their US credit profile builds very slowly, and at great expense

Winthrop Smith, Jr., CEO, Merrill Lynch International (Ret) and now author, ‘Catching Lightning in a Bottle, The Merrill Lynch Story

Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. is the former Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Chairman of Merrill Lynch International, Inc. He spent twenty-eight years at Merrill Lynch beginning in 1974 after receiving an MBA from Wharton Graduate and retiring in January 2002. He is a 1971 graduate of Amherst College. He began as an investment banking associate and for the last ten years of his career was responsible for Merrill Lynch’s growth outside of the United States. He was known as a charismatic leader, a strategic thinker and an excellent client relationship professional who developed strong relationships with Government leaders, corporate executives and high net worth individuals around the world.

“Catching Lightning in a Bottle, The Merrill Lynch Story” – the first complete history of Merrill Lynch – traces ML’s impact on the world of finance from the day Charlie Merrill opened his one-man shop on January 6, 1914, to the final shareholder meeting prior to its acquisition by Bank of America on December 5, 2008. Win Smith also weaves in his personal experiences and observations. As the son of a founding partner, the author has known every Merrill Lynch CEO from the first, Charlie Merrill, to the last, John Thain. While it details the drastic decline of the company between 2001 and 2008, it also explores the story of the company’s “Mother Merrill” tradition – the vision and guiding principles shared by employees with each other and with their clients throughout the world.

James Krulder, Director, International AutoSource and Websales Employee Benefit: Helping them obtain cars

Are you an Expat or company that has assignees relocating to a foreign country?

International AutoSource (IAS) provides full service personal transportation solutions for financing, purchasing, leasing and worldwide car rental without a local credit or driving history. Our car financing, purchasing and leasing programs are available in the United States, Canada, Japan and the UK. In addition, our worldwide car rental program is available in 13 countries including Austria, Belgium (Luxembourg), Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

Our award-winning programs and services are specifically designed to meet the needs of the global community for short and long-term assignments by saving valuable time, money and resources. In addition, we offer exclusive guarantees not found anywhere else.

As a trusted source serving the Expat community for over 50 years our vision is to provide outstanding service, value, and support to every customer, striving to make their assignment into a foreign country as seamless as possible. For more information visit: www.intlauto.com.

Allen C. Koski, Vice President, CIGNA Global Health Benefits

Allen is Vice President, Eastern Region for CIGNA Global Health Benefits based in Wilmington, Delaware.  Allen joined CIGNA Global in 1990.  His role is responsible for business development, thought leadership and client fulfillment in the Eastern part of the United States through his team.  He has consulted and advised on global initiatives tailored to the employer’s workforce, goals and budget.

Allen has been actively involved in developing and supporting international healthcare, global wellness, dental, disability and travel medical plans for multinational employers ranging from the Fortune 100 to emerging multinationals.  He has met with groups which include international assignees, traveling executives, local nationals, and medical providers with trips to China, India, Turkey, Chile, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and CzechRepublic.

He graduated from DrewUniversity and has attained CEBS Fellowship Status from ISCEBS.  He has written various articles, notably “Culture, Infrastructure and International Health Benefits Delivery” in Benefits Quarterly; and “Expatriate Benefits for a Changing Global Economy” in Benefits & Compensation Solutions; “Critical Conditions – Seeking Suitable Health Care in China” in Mobility.  His latest is “Implications of Underwriting International Medical Insurance” in Newsbriefs based upon an ISCEBS Symposium Presentation.

Allen is International Committee Chairman in Philadelphia for the Penjerdel Benefits Association (PEBA) and currently CIGNA’s representative on the Board of Directors of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) the oldest trade association advocating an open, rules based international trade system.

Prior to joining CIGNA, Allen was an Account Representative in the International Department of Travelers Insurance in NYC; and a Staff Assistant and Scheduler for the U.S. Congressman in New Haven, CT.

Allen currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife and two children.

CIGNA Global was founded in 1977, is about a $1Bn part of the broader CIGNA enterprise that provides health & associated benefits to globally mobile employees around the world with business operations or licenses in 30 countries around the world.  CIGNA Global has more than 3,700 customers and provides global health care for over 875,000 members in over 190 jurisdictions around the world.

Carlos Viola, Author of ‘Black Lion’

Carlos Viola served for over twenty years as President and CEO of Aeroterra S.A., a technology company dedicated to providing geospatial solutions using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and satellite imagery, actively participating in all of the many projects undertaken by the company. Passionate reader and writer, Black Lion is his first fiction novel. He currently lives in Buenos Aires with his wife, María.

About “Black Lion”…

The United States declared war on terrorism after the cowardly attacks of September 11, 2001. Mike Harris is a U.S. Army major and a member of an elite group within the special forces: the dreaded Desert Lions. After a directive issued by the President and using all the technology and resources that they have available, Mike and his lions must travel the world trying to eliminate the terrorist elements of Al-Qaeda that threaten to disrupt world peace. When he meets Marcie Johanssen, a beautiful and rich danish heiress, Mike falls in love instantly and unwittingly she gets dragged into the terrible struggle to be unleashed in different parts of the world.