Awakening the human potential for inspiring sustainable, impactful, solutions

October 27th-29th 2017

Omni Charlottesville Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia


Explore the awesome nature of NOW!

Join us in exploring an understanding of the mind that will allow you to break free of limits, relate with others, and naturally ripple ease, resilience and FUN through your personal and work life.


Action Focus Tracks

The Awesome Event is designed around 6 different topics called Action Focus Tracks. Each Action Focus Track will meet 3 times over the weekend, for an hour and half at a time. You can sign up for two different Action Focus Tracks (one from each Group) – this will give you the opportunity to focus on 2 topics – and create a full weekend of Awesome Events! Below are the 6 Topics/Action Tracks divided in 2 groups. You’ll pick one topic from each grouping. Topics that sell out will be closed to further ticket purchases.

Group A

Engaging Youth
Bringing the SPARK Back!

The Cypress Initiative

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Civic Engagement from the Heart

Ami Chen Mills-Naim
Mara Gleason (virtual)
Eirik Grunde Olsen (virtual)
Dajohn White (virtual)

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Resiliency for Real People

Rohini Ross
Jeanne Catherine-Gray
Michael Neill (virtual)

Learn More

Group B

Beyond the Ego

Dicken Bettinger (virtual)
Amy Leo

Learn More

Trauma / Violence
Relieving the Suffering

Dave Nichols
Judith Sedgeman, Ed.D
Mahima Shrestha

Learn More

Recovery From Addiction

Debbie Trent
Barnett Gilmer

Learn More

Meet Our Awesome Speakers

Judith Sedgeman

Judith Sedgeman, EdDThree Principles Living

Ami Chen Mills-Naim

Ami Chen Mills-NaimAmi Chen Coaching & Education

Dicken Bettinger

Dicken BettingerThree Principles Mentoring

Rohini Ross

Rohini RossCertified Transformational Coach

Michael Neill

Michael NeillTransformative Coach

Jeanne Catherine-Gray

Jeanne Catherine-Gray Divine Play

Dave Nichols

Dave NicholsCenter for Sustainable Change

Mahima Shrestha

Mahima ShresthaMOP Communications

Amy Leo

Amy LeoEscaping the Rat Race

Barnett Gilmer

Barnett GilmerGulf Breeze Recovery

Debbie Trent

Debbie TrentGulf Breeze Recovery

Brooke Wheeldon-Reece

Brooke Wheeldon-Reese The Cypress Initiative

Helen Neal

Helen Neal-AliThe Cypress Initiative

Jamie Sellers

Jamie SellersInnate Health Solutions

James Hird

James HirdHorizons Academy

Risa Ramji

Risa Ramji State of Mind Coaching

Brock Sellers

Brock SellersInnate Health Solutions

Mara Gleason

Mara Gleason One Solution

Eirik Grunde Olsen

Eirik Grunde OlsenOne Solution

Dajohn White

Dajohn WhiteRebels for Peace

We are still accepting applications for speakers interested in joining us live in Charlottesville, Learn more!


Event Schedule


  • Connector.

    7:00pm - 7:30 pm


  • Connector.

    7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Speakers/Opening Reception


  • Connector.

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Breakfast Buffet

  • Connector.

    9:00am - 10:00am

    Opening Speaker: Why this event, why now? What can understanding do for our work and our world?

  • Connector.

    10:30am - 12:00pm

    Engaging Youth / Breakout 1
    Activism / Breakout 1
    Resiliency / Breakout 1

  • Connector.

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Lunch Break

  • Connector.

    1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Awakening / Breakout 1
    Trauma/Violence / Breakout 1
    Addiction / Breakout 1

  • Connector.

    3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Engaging Youth / Breakout 2
    Activism / Breakout 2
    Resiliency / Breakout 2

  • Connector.

    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Awakening / Breakout 2
    Trauma/Violence / Breakout 2
    Addiction / Breakout 2


  • Connector.

    8:30am - 10:00am

    Engaging Youth / Breakout 3
    Activism / Breakout 3
    Resiliency / Breakout 3

  • Connector.

    10:30am - 12:00pm

    Awakening / Breakout 3
    Trauma/Violence / Breakout 3
    Addiction / Breakout 3

  • Connector.

    12:00pm - 12:30 pm

    Lunch Buffet Provided

  • Connector.

    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Wrap Up: How do we take this home?
    What next?

  • Connector.

    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    The Divine Play, Train the Trainer students are graduating today! Come see their community project presentations, ask them questions, and end the weekend with an intimate and supportive group of AWESOME Coaches! This portion is free to the public, but you’ll need to RSVP and let us know you’re attending.

    Graduation RSVP

Are You Ready to Reserve Your Seat Today?



Per Ticket
  • Attendance for the entire event – Friday through Sunday
  • Two meals: Saturday Breakfast / Sunday Lunch
  • 3 Follow-up Webinars for your selected Action Focus Groups
  • Optional: First Access to RSVP to the Train the Trainer Graduation:
    Sunday from 3 – 5 pm
Get a Live Ticket



Per Ticket
  • Virtual attendance for the entire event – Friday through Sunday
  • 3 Follow-up Webinars for your selected Action Focus Groups
  • Livestream Access to the Train the Trainer Graduation:
    Sunday from 3 – 5 pm
Get a Virtual Ticket
Payments Accepted

Community Scholarship Options

I can come but I would need scholarship to make it happen.

Please add me to the scholarship list

I would like to help someone else attend.

Make a tax deductable donation

Please help us spread the word about The Awesome Event!

The Awesome Event is presented by:

Divine Play

Center for Sustainable Change

with support from our awesome sponsors:

The Cypress Initiative

TLC for Coaches

Brooke Bishop
Three Principles New England

Want to be a sponsor of The Awesome Event? We have unique sponsorship opportunities available.
Visit our 2017 sponsorship page to explore your options!