FLI 2017 Keynote Speakers

Kinja Dixon -
The Power of You

Monday, August 28  12:15pm-1:00pm

Life has become a journey of striving for the “perfect life,” as defined by others. When you find your own passions and purpose, life is no longer an outward journey, but rather, one of self-exploration that will lead to self-awareness and self-creation that is the foundation for an authentic and successful life. Kinja talks about how he ran toward a life defined by others and found himself to be ‘successful’ by their standards, but it didn’t make him happy. With this interactive keynote, students will explore the connection between emotional intelligence, mindfulness, compassion and the unlimited supply of personal power that we all have within.

- Centerlist-Kinja Dixon

Jess Ekstrom - #UltimateBucketList Challenge

Tuesday, August 29  1:00pm-1:45pm

If you could do anything during your lifetime, what would it be? Jess Ekstrom says there are two things that stand between us and our bucket list: the courage to try and the belief that we can. In her keynote, Jess incorporates personal stories from when she was young and auditioned for the show All That, to when she went to college and started a million-dollar business from her dorm room. Jess explains in detail how to move forward with our passions, even when we have moments of uncertainty or are afraid to fail. Students will leave with one bucket list item personal to them and a deadline of one year to achieve it; and most importantly - the spark of motivation to go for it!

- Centerlist-Jess Ekstrom
Etiquette Dinner

Etiquette Dinner -
Crystal L. Bailey

Tuesday, August 29  4:30pm-6:30pm

Now more than ever, employers are hosting job interviews over a meal. But which fork do you use for your salad and what if you don’t like anything on the menu? Crystal L. Bailey is the Director of The Etiquette Institute of Washington. She received etiquette training from Debrett’s of London and Etiquette à la Française of Montpellier. Through this fun and interactive dinner, Crystal will discuss the important aspects of dining etiquette and networking over a meal. By the end of the experience, not only will you know which fork to use, but more importantly, you will know how to gracefully navigate any dining scenario.

- Etiquette Dinner