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Integrative Health Advocate, Speaker, Author and Mindful Living Educator
Shirley Archer is a best-selling author of 16 books, an integrative health advocate, award-winning health journalist and fitness industry leader, public speaker, certified mindfulness meditation trainer and yogini, with over 30 years experience in mind-body holistic health and wellness. Through her mindful living blog, over 1,000 magazine articles, books, podcasts and videos, Shirley is passionate about sharing insight into how to blend traditional wisdom practices with modern evidence-based science for optimal health and well-being. She’s a board member of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation.
Health & Media Consultant, Honorary Director D.A.T.E
Honorary Director, D.A.T.E. (Developing Awareness Through Entertainment
Fields of operation: Life coaching & Mental Health, Films & Theater
Audio-Visual Literacy and Cinema for Health
Winner of numerous national and international awards and accolades, both as actor and medical doctor he began his career in a government hospital, shunning the lucrative pleasures and perks of private practice to devote equal time to his love for acting. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest stage and screen actors, in a career spanning more than five decades, Dr. Agashe has scaled new heights in cinema under the directorial brilliance of legends like Satyajit Ray, Mira Nair, Shyam Benegal etc. But his greatest contribution to the Indian Theatre has been overseas tours of contemporary Indian Theater from 1980 to 1990 and his pioneering work in introducing concept of Grips Theatre Berlin in India in 1986 which today has become a self-sustained movement.
He was awarded Homi Bhabha Fellowship (1984-86) to study Art & therapy and conferred ‘Padma Shri’ by President of India in 1990 and Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 1996.
As an Honorary Director of "Theatre" Academy - Grips Project" he produced in collaboration with Grips Theatre, Berlin and Goethe Institute, Pune excellent entertaining yet meaningful realistic plays which opened a new chapter in the Theatre for Children and Youth in India. His seminal contribution to the Indo-German Cultural Collaboration was recognized by Germany with two Official Decorations of the German Government.
Prestigious ‘Bundesverdienskreuz’ (The Cross of Order of Merit) from the President of Federal Republic of Germany in 2002 & ‘The Goethe Medal’ by the President of Goethe Institute in 2004.
On the medical side, his pioneering work as Professor of Pyschiatry at B.J Medical College and project to strengthen the Mental Health Education and Services translated into a new Mental Health Policy in his native state of Maharashtra and a State Level Maharashtra Mental Health Institute (MIMH) was set up in Pune in 1991 of which he was the Founder Director-Professor.
He also initiated the psychosocial rehabilitation of the 1993 Latur earthquake victims and was the Principal Investigator of a five year Research Project to study the Health Consequences of Natural Disaster with a Focus on Mental Health, at the Advance Centre Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) set up at MIMH, Pune,
He was also the Principal Investigator of an Indo-US joint Research Project on ‘The Cultural Disorders of Fatigue and Weakness’ along with Dr. Mitchell Weiss at MIMH
He was invited on Deputation by the I & B Ministry of the Central Government and was appointed as the Director of Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) from 1997 to 2002 because of his experience in the field of Education and his good standing in Films and Theater.
After his retirement in July 2005, he was appointed as an Adviser in Mental Health to the Government of Maharashtra (2006-2009) for his good standing the field of Mental Health
Since 2010 till to date he combines his skills and experience in the field Health, Education, Films and Theater to produce and present Issue based and Quality Entertainment to promote Health Education and Social Awareness.
At present he is
Health & Medial Consultant and
Honorary Director of D.A.T.E. (Developing Awareness Through Entertainment)
In last few years he has received awards like Pune Pride, Nandikar, Cineplay Icon of the Year plus several awards for acting and few Life Time Achievement Awards from Pune University, Natya Parishad, Pune etc.
In the past, he has been
President, Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Sammelan 2012 at Baramati, Maharashtra
Director, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (April 1997-April 2002)
Director-Professor, Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Pune.
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, B.J. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune (1991-March 1997 and July 2002- July 2005)
Honorary President, Maharashtra Cultural Center, Pune
Honorary President of Theatre Academy, Pune (1985-1991)
Executive Board Member, Children Film Society, Mumbai
Non-official Director on the Board of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC 1985-1987)
Theatre Consultant to Indian Council for Cultural Relations (1987)
Environmentalist, Physicist, Time Magazine's Environmental Hero in 2003, Founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology
Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, in close partnership with local communities and social movements. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. In 2004 she started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K.Dr. Shiva combines the sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism..Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental “hero” in 2003 and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia.Forbes magazine in November 2010 has identified Dr. Vandana Shiva as one of the top Seven most Powerful Women on the Globe. Dr. Shiva has received honorary Doctorates from University of Paris, University of Western Ontario, University of Oslo and Connecticut College, University of Guelph.Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award. Lennon ONO grant for peace award by Yoko Ono in 2009, Sydney Peace Prize in 2010, Doshi Bridgebuilder Award, Calgary Peace Prize and Thomas Merton Award in the year 2011,the Fukuoka Award and The Prism of Reason Award in 2012, the Grifone d’Argento prize 2016 and The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016, Veerangana Award 2018, The Sanctuary Wildlife Award 2018 and International Environment Summit & Award 2018.
Stephen Powers is an MIT-educated, Grammy®-winning A&R executive, record producer, Emmy®-nominated TV producer, film producer, Nautilus Award-winning publisher, and impact entrepreneur who has served as founder, President and CEO of numerous media companies. His awards and recognition include Producer of the Year, Independent Record Executive of the Year, a Lifetime Achievement Award, gold and platinum records with Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Joe Cocker, The Beach Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Bob Hope, Brian Setzer, and his personal favorite, John Lee Hooker, who was 73 years of age when “The Healer” was released by Powers’ Chameleon Records and went on to win a Grammy® for Best Contemporary Blues Recording. During his tenure as CEO of Agape Media International, in partnership with Michael Beckwith he was Marketing Director for the mega-hit film, “The Secret.”
Recent projects include “We Are Never Alone,” starring Deepak Chopra and Gabriella Wright as a grieving mother whose teenage son dies by suicide.
Powers is now CEO of Powers Omnimedia and Co-Founder of Wisdome Immersive Art Park (www.wisdome.la), which was deemed “the future of entertainment” by Forbes Magazine. He is passionate about creating transformative content, producing, promoting artists and art forms that uplift the human spirit.
Founder & CEO (Wonder Technology), Founder & Senior Partner (New Leaders Group), Founder (6 Seconds (China)), Co-founder (Emotion Net Foundation)
A Serial Entrepreneur
Wendy has built three market-leading data companies. With her unique experience mix in
Emotional Intelligence, Psychometrics, Big Data & AI, she has helped 1.6 million students, 3.5
million young professionals and more than 200 fast-growing companies in China achieve their
potential. “Top 5 Secrets Differentiate Successful Entrepreneurs” Worlds’ First Emotion AI Voice Research
Report, Entrepreneur “To Feel, or Not to Feel? ---6 Seconds Changes Your EQ”, co-Author “Sustainable Happiness” ---Harvard Business Review, Global Research Leader “Ask Wendy” Fortune Magazine, Columnist “2016 Chinese Millennials’ Happy Career Bible & Strategy”
“Chinese Millennials’ Big Data Love Report: How to Fall in Love?”
“How to Peruse Your Ideal Love Story?”, TEDxYouth Speaker
About Wonder Technology
A Voice AI Platform for Mental Health & Wellness
With our globally leading Emotion AI model, Wonder Tech is building a voice-based digital health platform for mental health. Through private, objective and affordable mental health screening via voice biomarkers, the early onset of mental health issues arising from stress, anxiety & depression can be diagnosed, increasing the likelihood of prevention and cure. With our technology, consumers and corporations can monitor mental health & wellness by using a few seconds of voice data.
Spiritual Mentor & Breathwork Coach I Entrepreneur
A successful entrepreneur and a spiritual enthusiast, Shreans Daga attributes his vast knowledge of Spirituality, Quantum Physics, Epigenetics, Neuroscience, Quantum Living, Breathwork, Transgenerational Healing, Life Between Lives Regression Therapy and Manifestation to the hundreds of Global Spiritual Masters he has had the privilege to learn from. Shreans is committed to his life’s purpose of empowering, enriching and transforming lives.
Shreans Daga is the Executive Director at Thriive, India's No.1 Holistic Mental Wellness platform, that connects you to the top-most curated and verified mental health therapists. Along with regular Counselling and Life Coaching services, Thriive offers a unique combination of Holistic Mental Wellness therapies, which include Tarot Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, Emotional Freedom Technique and Inner Child Healing.
Shreans has been a Speaker at various prestigious events such as The Conference for Consciousness and Human Evolution (TCCHE), Global Festival of Spiritual Sciences, Optimal Performance Summit, etc. He has had the honour of sharing the platform with renowned Masters and Thought Leaders such as Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden, Brahmarshi Patriji, Marilynn Hughes, William Henry, Jim Kwik and many more.
Breakthroughs Through Transcendental Breathwork
Stanford-trained Psychiatrist, Mental Wellness & Neurodiversity Advocate, and Writer
Dr. Lawrence Choy is a Stanford-trained psychiatrist and diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He is the co-founder and medical director of Elite Focus Clinic, the premier Adult ADHD clinic in Silicon Valley. He is a recognized thought leader, writer, speaker, neurodiversity advocate, and expert clinician specializing in mental wellness, cognitive enhancement, and neuroplasticity-based treatments.
Global CEO, Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) and Executive Director, HGS Board
Partha DeSarkar is the Chief Executive Officer of HGS and leads the organization across all its geographies. He is also Executive Director of the HGS Board of Directors.
Partha has more than 25 years of experience in customer service and operations across industries like Banking, Financial Services and Health Insurance. Prior to joining HGS, Partha has worked with Deloitte Consulting, GE Capital International Services and Bank of America.
Partha holds a post-graduate degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, and a Masters degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai. He has also done his PhD in Strategic Management at IIT Delhi.
Qi Gong, Meditation & Tai Chi Master
Lee Holden is a Qi Gong Master, author, producer and TV personality. He's an instructor in meditation and tai chi as well. His work has popularized qi gong through books, classes, workshops, video courses, online programs, and American Public Television programs. His "Less Stress, More Energy" Public Television aired in 50 million households. Lee is the producer of the Searching for Superhumans docuseries.