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Philanthropist & change-maker
Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex and his organisation send “promise cards” to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost. Alex is someone who truly honors commitment. He once walked over 240 miles across the entire state of Ohio in 10 days to fulfill a promise. Since his father’s passing on September 4, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 4.47 million promise cards to over 150 countries. The promises written on these cards have made headlines around the world. His charitable projects and awareness campaigns have been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CBS Nightly News, Fox News, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and many other programs. He has also been featured on the cover of Spirit Magazine, honored as a Steve Harvey “Harvey’s Hero” and was the closing TED speaker at TEDxUtica and [email protected] Alex’s efforts in social media were featured in BuzzFeed’s “Most Important Viral Videos of 2013 and have made the #1 spot on the front page of Reddit.com over 10 times.
Founder and President - Advisor Insights Inc.
Mitch is recognised around the globe for his pioneering work in life-centered planning.
Mitch Anthony is the founder and president of Advisor Insights Inc., The Financial Life Planning Institute, ROL Advisor.com, and Life-Centered Planners (U.K.).
Mitch is a consistently top-rated presenter and was recognised as one of the most “meaningful speakers” in financial services. He has been named one of the financial services industry’s top “Movers & Shakers.”
Mitch is the author of many groundbreaking books for advisors and consumers, including perennial bestseller Storyselling for Financial Advisors, cited by Financial Advisor magazine as the number one “must-read” book for financial professionals. His other books include The New Retirementality (now in its 4th edition), Your Clients for Life, and Your Client’s Story.
Thought leader & creator Sketch Guy column
Carl Richards is a certified financial planner and the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in the New York Times and is a columnist for Morningstar Advisor. Carl has also been featured on Marketplace Money, Oprah.com and Forbes.com. In addition, Carl has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual learning events around the world.
Through his simple sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts easy to understand. His sketches also serve as the foundation for his two books, The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money and The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money (Portfolio/Penguin). Carl’s art appeared in a solo show at the Kim-ball Art Center, in Park City, Utah. Other showings include The Parson’s Gallery in New York, The Shultz Museum, and an exhibit at the Mansion House in London. His commissioned work is on display in businesses and educational institutions across the country. He lives with his family in Park City, Utah.