Long before people knew how to pronounce the word vegan, Paul Shapiro was inspired to not consume animal or dairy. His decision was based on being compassionate to animals. A turning point for him was when he discovered U.S. Olympian, Carl Lewis, was vegan. Again, this was long before being vegan was as sociably acceptable as it is today.
With a history of various diseases in her family, author Sherra Aguirre decided to take things in her own hands in order not to be another statistic. Having researched and read extensively about food related chronic diseases, Sherra eliminated her hypertension, despite family history, by making changes in her diet and self-care.
How does one go from a high performing Marine to a morbidly obese Type II diabetic to being mistaken for a sumo wrestler by a young boy to losing 180 pounds, finding their life’s work as a Diabetes Lifestyle Coach & Food for Life Instructor? Dennis Jones has done this and more.
When people travel, one of the ways they enjoy a new destination is through food. Yet, as a vegan, this can be a challenge. Enter vegan travel expert, Rebecca Gade Sawicki.
Stephanie Redcross West started Vegan Mainstream based on a simple idea: to build a pro-vegan world, we need a solid infrastructure of successful businesses and brands to ensure that an ethical lifestyle is accessible to everyone, everywhere.
With over 15 years of demonstrated experience in innovation and technology, launching successful e-commerce, and technology startups, Kory is very hopeful of trends in the vegan and plant-based markets which makes him optimistic about the future.
Cetvies is a human and animal rights activist. Based out of France, she has made it her mission to do all she can to shine a light on the abuses that are often kept hidden. One way to reduce the abuse is through veganism.
When it comes to reading labels, Sophia DeSantis is in a league all her own. Not only does she unravel the lies hidden on labels, she also teaches her clients how to do the same. She also advocates a plant based lifestyle.
From a bona-fide couch-potato to climbing Mount Kailash and Mount Kilimanjaro, skydiving, finishing several marathons, riding in a 100-mile bike ride and making a complete change of diet, Dr. Akil Taher, age 73, is living proof that you’re never too old to turn your life around.
Before adopting a plant-based nutrition and the newfound knowledge, Olivier Mankondo weighed 220 pounds. Not realizing a byiproduct of eating plant-based was weight loss, he was pleasantly shocked when he released 11 pounds the first week. Now 143 pounds, Olivier loves sharing his story.
A 40 plus year ethical vegan, Dr. Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony, has likely been one of the most divisive and influential voices for the voiceless. A soft-spoken man, Dr. Tuttle shares insights about the connection between our never-ending appetite for animals and the violence, corruption, fear, anxiety and disease that has become an accepted way of living.
Sabrina Lee is the owner and founder of The Impact Agency, helping vegan and ethical businesses to generate leads from their ideal clients on LinkedIn. Considered by many as the “go to” LinkedIn expert for those in the vegan world, Sabrina didn’t plan for this title. She began by using LinkedIn to grow her own presence within the vegan industry and quickly began getting inquiries and leads.
Justin Manning is known as the go-to agent in Canada who works with vegan and plant-based lifestylists and companies. Committed to healing Canadians with health and wellness planning, Justin has successfully carved out his place as a vegan and as a professional committed to the well-being of his clients.
Tyler Mayoras went plant based in 2017 after attending a conference where he heard a shocking statistic about greenhouse gases and animal agriculture being at 15%. After his own research, he discovered it was more like 16 – 19%. That was all it took for him to decide to do his part to not contribute the greenhouse gases to the best of his ability. He gave up meat and dairy and then cofounded Cool Beans.
“You can’t outrun your fork,” is a favorite saying of Jennifer Helene. On a journey of truth around health and eating, Helene takes health very personally. A former Ford model, Helene lost her mother at a young age due to several complications caused by being morbidly obese. Her mother’s passing was a catalyst for her life-long commitment to healthy living, including being 100% vegan/plant-based and living healthy in mind, body and soul.
Danielle Dinkelman turned her passion for health into a successful coaching practice where she works with people who know they want to live a whole food plant-based lifestyle, but have a hard time sticking with the eating protocol.
The face of business is changing. In the past, seeking a job rarely involved sharing intimate details about your values. Sure, job seekers would talk about the typical values of honesty, integrity, or open-mindedness, but mentioning you were a vegan was not at all a part of the conversation.
Fast forward to today, and talking about one’s passion for a lifestyle choice, specifically being a vegan, can serve you in your job search. Tania De Bruler shares insights on both sides of the job...
A serial entrepreneur, Bobbi Giudicelli never intended to start her current company. Life had a different plan. Realizing there was a void in the market for convenient, clean, delicious meal (breakfast/lunch) alternatives, she founded READ THE INGREDIENTS Loaves and Big Bites with her son Michael.
When one stops harming others, others will stop harming you. So says, Tina Pashumati James, a lifelong vegan who has made it her mission to raise awareness. The truth is in the animal’s eyes. When you look an animal in the eyes, you see the terror they live with. Most people are disconnected from this experience. Join us for an enlightened conversation.
From the streets to the stage, Monk Coleman has beat the odds of life many times over. Making decisions that ended him up in a dead-life of drugs, gangs and confusion to becoming a professional bodybuilder, vegan lifestylist and authoring the transformational book, Love over Fear – A Guide to Peace and Purpose.
When someone decides to go vegan, terminology can be confusing. There are vegans, ethical vegans, plant-based dieters, and plant-based lifestylist to name just a few. Add to that the different types of foods being brought to market, and the confusion increases.
Enter an ethical word smith, Sandra Nomoto aka The Content Doctor, to the rescue. Sandra is committed to clearing up the Language of Veganism.
Chef Lauren D'Agostino helps veg-curious and plant-passionate people fall in love with plant-based food and living. Being vegan is about being in tune with her inner wisdom. Veganism was a big part of tapping into her life purpose. Chef Lauren describes what she does with food as “Soul Cheffing.” In essence it is tapping into one’s essence through food.
Serial entrepreneur, in-demand podcast, plant-based lifestylist only begins to describe Heneka Watkis-Porter. Heneka has a passion for interviewing world-renowned influencers for her podcast show. She started in radio before moving to podcasting. She works with clients on getting podcasts launched whether they be entrepreneurs or corporate clients.
Untold numbers of people believe that athletes cannot do well without a meat-based diet. In reality, athletes can do great on a plant-based, vegan diet.
One such person is Georgia Bamber. An endurance athlete, Georgia has proven over and over that a diet void of all animal and dairy contributes to superior performance in mind and body.
Claudia Ganswind has made it her mission to raise awareness about the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Never one to really enjoy eating meat, Claudia is a German-Italian raw food chef who became vegan in the year 2000. Starting out as a raw food chef, Claudia found she enjoyed various types of plant-based eating.