The Los Angeles Experience

Welcome to the Experience

Hosted by Microsoft

(Marina Del Ray)


We are excited to meet you, hear you and exchange ideas to energize your desire to empower every individual and create a human-first culture.
We are thrilled that you care and have joined this global movement.

Julie Winkle Guilioni, C0-founder & Principle, DesignArounds, and Best-selling Author

Julie Winkle Giulioni has spent the past 25 years improving performance through learning. She’s partnered with hundreds of organizations to develop and deploy innovative leadership training solutions that are in use worldwide. Prior to co-founding DesignArounds 15 years ago, Julie was director of product development for AchieveGlobal, one of the world’s largest commercial training companies. She also held multiple training leadership roles and was a department chair and professor at the Southern California university. Julie was named one of Inc. Magazines top 100 leadership speakers and received the Global HR Excellence Award for Strategic Leadership from the World HR Congress earlier this year. She is the co-author of the Amazon and Washington Post bestseller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want, a respected speaker on a variety of topics, and a regular contributor to many business publications.


Marcel Schwantes: Speaker, Leadership Coach and Consultant

Marcel Schwantes is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, executive coach, and syndicated columnist attracting over 1.5 million visitors monthly to his thought-leadership. His work and writing has been featured on Inc., Time, Business Insider, Fast Company, CNBC, Forbes, Thrive Global, Medium and countless other news sites.

Marcel speaks passionately on the human side of work, and how “love in action” is the machine that powers teams, cultures and whole organizations to thrive and outperform the competition.

His company, Leadership from the Core, has positioned itself as front-runners in developing human-centered leadership-training programs founded on principles of servant leadership and actionable love.

Ozlem Brooke Erol: International Consultant and Speaker, Author of #1 Bestseller, Chief Purpose Officer

Purpose is a way of living, bringing more meaning to our lives knowing we are not here only for the daily grind. As Purpose-Driven Leaders we can touch people’s lives in the most impactful and heart-centered ways and leave a long lasting legacy.

Brooke O. Erol is one of the co-authors of the #1 International Best Seller From Hierarchy to High Performance. She is the Founder of two businesses, YourBestLife and Purposeful Business. She works with leaders, founders, C-level executives to create human-centered work environments where engagement improves and turnover is minimal. She is also an author of Create a Life You Love. She speaks internationally about Future of Work, Purpose-Driven Life and Organizations and Purpose-Driven Leadership.

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Amy Blaschka: Co-Founder, Park City Think Tank

Amy Blaschka is the co-founder of Park City Think Tank, which helps leaders stand out for the positive in a proactive and vocal way. A frequent speaker and workshop leader, she studies, teaches, and practices positive, genuine communications.

Amy serves as a ghostwriter/coach, helping her clients communicate effectively and focus on what—and who—matters most. She is also one of the most positive and popular storytellers on social media, whose engaging communication style has earned her an enthusiastic following.

A former branding consultant, Amy helps accomplished professionals position themselves as thought leaders and communicate in a manner that enhances their connection with others. She covers “personal transformation and its impact on career growth” for and is the co-author with Bruce Kasanoff of I Am: Escape Distractions, Unlock Your Imagination & Unleash Your Potential.

Mike Vacanti: Leadership & Culture Transformation Catalyst, Speaker, CEO Advisor, Executive Coach, Author, Founder #HumansFirst Club

Mike believes, “It’s more than what we accomplish – it’s who we become along the journey!”
His mission is to help people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and achieve at inspired levels. Accelerating dramatic growth as a Team Performance Catalyst and Consultant for Strategic Innovation, Mike has transformed businesses and inspired people to perform at levels they didn’t think possible.
Following many years in advertising and marketing, He launched early stage start-ups & led M&A initiatives for publicly traded tech companies. Five-times he was thrust into the chaos of transformation and helped people navigate the doubt and fear of significant change. His teams exceeded expectations, consistently beat the challenge, learned a lot and had some fun.
These experiences sparked his passion for consulting, bringing the concept of “Genuine Talent” and “Believership” to people with the “I AM TEAM” program, to: