We’re bringing the GOOD fest vibes to more cities in 2019. Check out what’s next below!
CHARLESTON - JANUARY 26, 2019, 10a-2p
Self-Care Saturday: let’s get together for a morning that will leave you feeling refreshed in all areas of your life. Join us for keynote speaker, Alexandra Roxo, as she guides us through a workshop to be your most empowered self. Get grounded through meditation and sound bath with Charleston local Elli Richter. Jessica Murnane, Jessica Morse, Sarah Frick and Dr. Carrie khoLi will lead a panel on how to nourish yourself through food, movement, beauty, and the community you build around you.
The experience will include speaker sessions, networking, GOOD swag bag, a curated marketplace, mini manis by Mylk Bar , mini spa sessions by Me Time Botanicals, and lunch by Cannon Green.
Transformational mentor, healer, writer, and artist who is extremely passionate about empowering women. Roxo has been called to help women find their voices, release limiting beliefs imposed by society, and come home to their true nature for as long as she can remember.
With her blog Bare Beauty, Jessica Morse offers illuminating advice about what’s clean in wellness and beauty. There is a common misconception among women that “clean” beauty products don’t work and that we must choose between natural and effective. With Bare Beauty, Jessica’s mission is to dispel that belief and to offer better beauty alternatives. Bare Beauty has partnered with Vintner’s Daughter, True Botanicals, Tata Harper, and LeVert Beauty, and has been featured on The Glitter Guide, The Everygirl and My Domaine, and is a regular contributor to Well Rounded NY.
Jessica Murnane is the creator of the One Part Plant movement & author of the One Part Cookbook, host of the One Part Podcast, and founder of Know Your Endo, the endometriosis education and awareness platform. Jessica's contributed to/appeared in magazines and websites that include Bon Appétit, Goop, Shape Magazine, and The Coveteur and has spoken at Apple, Wanderlust, and Chicago Lit Fest, among others.
Dr. Carrie Y. T. Kholi (more fondly known as khoLi.) is an educator; a poet and scholar; an entrepreneur, and strategist. Having earned a B.A. in English Arts and Creative Writing from Hampton University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Literatures in English from Rutgers, she’s absorbed a unique set of skills, all dependent upon proactive, responsive, critical thought. In khoLi.'s career, she’s combined creativity, digital content, literature, theory and a dash of pop culture to create campaigns, content, curriculum, experiential marketing, and scalable operation systems supporting the development of deepened community connection and an equitable future. She currently serves as Co-Founder and Executive Director of HOLI. Brands, where she and a set of shrewd accomplices work to make the future now.
Sarah is a pioneer of boutique fitness who opened and co-owned two successful yoga studios and has over 15 years of experience. Sarah’s love for a strong physical practice along with her need to go below the surface in search of real and raw emotional connection and release led to her creation of her signature class The Works. It’s real. It’s raw. It’s strong. It’s life-shifting. Just like Sarah. No stranger to life’s fires, it’s from that place of brokenness, and healing, and strength that The Works method was born. Outside of jump squats and sweaty sun salutations, Sarah is a mama to three beautiful earth babies and one sweet angel in heaven and wife to her badass husband. She also loves a good Beyoncé jam with a side of tequila. Because balance.
Elli has been a Wellness Leader and Life Coach for 22 years, and it is her life’s purpose to help people feel, heal, and deal. When she is not seeing clients or guiding groups, the multi-passionate entrepreneur loves to teach Yoga, Meditation, and High Vibrational Events to elevate and unite the community and hold space for healing and laughter.
AUSTIN - MARCH 23, 2019, 10a-5p
THE GOOD FEST IS BACK. Grab a friend and join us as we head to Austin, Texas for the first full GOOD Fest of the year. It’s hard to put into words the magic that occurs when 400 beautiful souls come together for a whole day of growth, learning, movement, and support. Expect yoga & movement, inspiring speaker sessions, a marketplace full of awesome new brands and experiences, hearty lunch and plenty of healthy refreshments throughout the day, an epic swag bag, and a networking cocktail hour to wrap up your day.
The experience will include Keynote address by Bizzie Gold, Yoga with Koya Webb, Anxiety/Mental Health Panel led by Liz Moody of MindBodyGreen. Full day is moderated by of Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik of Almost30 Podcast. Breakouts with: Ashlee Piper - Sustainable Living, Nikki Novo - Intuition, and Brittany Piper. Networking, GOOD swag bag, a curated marketplace, and lunch.
One of the world's top Personal Development + Wellness Experts, Bizzie Gold has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, E!, EXTRA, Home & Family, Bethenny, ABC NEWS and MSNBC to discuss her unique approach to sustainable transformation that has garnered widespread Hollywood praise (past clients include Julia Roberts + Jennifer Love Hewitt, among others). Gold's off-the-cuff humor and focus on diligent accountability, helps clients achieve striking breakthroughs in record time. An industry disruptor to the core, Gold is bulldozing the model of "coaching" that financially preys on countless people across the globe, replacing it with a sustainable model that puts the clients swift breakthrough at the forefront of all sessions.
In addition to her groundbreaking work in personal development, Gold is a serial entrepreneur with 5 global brands held by her successful Buti Inc. parent company. In addition to her consulting work with male and female-led brands, she works passionately to help women expand their presence in c-suite positions and access funding from private equity. In a recent interview she stated:
"If we can help motivated female entrepreneurs learn from our mistakes while fast tracking their brand vision, demographic research and options for funding through female-led investment vehicles, we will drastically alter the corporate landscape for many years to come. There is no such thing as the glass ceiling. Unfortunately, through priming and participating in conferences that complain about its existence, we fall right into the hands of the stereotype. I am a firm believer that 'what you don't know - you DON'T know.' If you don't know the statistics of female start-ups getting funded vs. male start-ups then you DON'T let it affect you. If the successful female entrepreneurs of the world mobilize their efforts to fund and mentor other women just like us, we will see that statistic change. FAST."
Whether Gold is helping a client break through emotional addiction or bring a consumer product to market, she does it with harsh accountability, thought-provoking Directed Storytelling® exercises and a lot of humor. Dubbed "the millennial voice of personal development," Gold infuses her teaching and advisory services with her core belief that millennials build the world they want to live in. Whether a client is 50 or 18, Gold's teaching style transcends age and finds its way into the brain chemistry of each and every every student looking to BREAK THEIR WORLD WIDE OPEN.
Koya Webb is a conscious global citizen and heart-centered thought leader. As a sought after international yoga teacher, holistic health and wellness coach, motivational speaker and professional fitness model she is revolutionizing the holistic living landscape worldwide. Koya believes the most important element in health is daily self-care; and only from that place can the goals of losing weight, increasing energy, and reversing life-threatening health conditions be achieved. She inspires communities worldwide to experience optimal health by daily practicing positive sustainable lifestyle changes mentally, spiritually and physically.
Liz Moody is the author of two healthy cookbooks: Healthier Togetherand Glow Pops. A longtime writer, editor, and healthy recipe developer, her work has been featured in goop, Vogue, Women's Health, and many more. Currently, she serves as the Food Director of leading wellness website, mindbodygreen. You can follow her daily musings about green smoothies, healthy cookies, tips to deal with anxiety, and more on Instagram @lizmoody and on lizmoody.com.
Ashlee Piper is a political strategist turned eco-lifestyle journalist and TV personality and the author of the recently released sustainable living book, Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet (Hachette, 2018). She's a regular contributor to Allure, Refinery29, Washington Post, NY Mag, BuzzFeed, Women's Health, ABC, CBS, Glamour, and MSNBC, among others. Piper holds a BA from Brown University and an MSc from the University of Oxford, UK. She lives in Chicago with her shelter dog, Banjo. You can learn more at www.ashleepiper.com.
Nikki Novo is a Cuban-American, bestselling author and intuitive dating coach. Her latest book, “The Final Swipe: Heal Your Heart, Find Your Person, and End the Dating Search for Good,” was listed as the number one dating book in Amazon. A certified hypnotherapist with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, ThetaHealer(r) and Reiki healer, Nikki has also been commissioned to speak by organizations like Equinox, Yahoo, Macy’s, and others. She has been featured in Marie Claire, NBC, and Telemundo.
Previous to becoming a dating expert, Nikki was the Miami editor for Refinery29 and an editor for MSN. Her work has been seen in Allure magazine, Town & Country, the Huffington Post, DailyWorth, and others. She also spent time in the publicity department of Lionsgate and Fox Searchlight in Los Angeles.
The Almost 30 Podcast is a top-rated lifestyle podcast, brand and community, brought to life by LA-based best friends Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik. Hailed as "The Best Wellness Podcast to Listen to Right Now" by Coveteur, Krista and Lindsey have created an online and offline space where listeners can gather, relate and join them in navigating any transition as their best selves. Think of them as your virtual best friends, who are there to listen, share, and learn right along with you.
Delving into themes such as wellness, entrepreneurship, spirituality, self-development and so much more, Krista and Lindsey are known for creating real, raw and hilarious moments during their weekly interviews with fascinating guests. Each episode proves to provide their listeners with actionable aha! moments and highly relatable stories.
With over 4 million downloads, the podcast has reached people in over 150 countries. "Almost 30 Nation" is made up of inspiring, enthusiastic and loyal listeners who are forming a connected community through events that have attracted over 2,000 attendees. Krista and Lindsey have also collaborated with brands such as Nicole Miller, Tory Burch, Kopari, HUM Nutrition and more; and have been featured in Nordstrom's The Thread, Brit + Co, Chalkboard Magazine, and Buzzfeed.
Brittany Piper is an international activist, speaker and healing + wellness coach—cultivating 200+ programs spanning eight years and three continents. Her work has been recognized by the The Clinton Foundation, Elite Daily, Yoga Journal + more. She is the co-founder and healing coach of On The Mend—a women’s holistic healing retreat which supports survivors of trauma by empowering self-love. She is also a rape survivor and leading national expert on sexual violence prevention & recovery, as well as a photojournalist for women’s organizations in conflict countries, and the founder of Love Conquers Photography—a renown social-enterprise dedicated to ending child marriage.
Brittany believes that when met with empathy, our pain can be our greatest gift. Whether in a slum in Uganda, a rape crisis center in South Africa, a rural village in India, or even a university campus or boardroom in the United States—she has stood alongside the silenced and suffering of the world. All cut from different cloth, but fighting for the same thing—to be seen, heard, and loved wholeheartedly. Brittany's powerful journey and story are one of resilience, vulnerability, inspiration and most of all…hope. Follow along at @thebrittpiper.
Los Angeles - FEBRUARY 23, 2019, 10:30a-2:30p
Coming back to you, LA! Join us for our February pop-up, where you’ll have the ability to connect with some really amazing speakers, content and attendees. The day will include yoga or breathwork, lunch, swag bag, and breakout sessions.
The experience will include Breathwork with Jenna Reiss or Yoga with Sophie Jaffe. Plus, breakouts with: Jennifer Hanway (stress + cortisol connection), Danielle Paige (astrology for purpose and healing), and Ashley Wood (return to yourself with Akashic Records). A Female Founders Panel, networking, GOOD swag bag, a curated marketplace, and lunch.
Danielle Paige is an International Soul Astrologer, Intuitive, Spiritual Teacher, and Founder of Purposely Divine: School For Your Soul. A self-taught astrologer, who’s been reading the stars for lifetimes, she continued her studies with some of the worlds top astrologers. She then devoted herself to learning different types of healing to create her own style of spiritual medicine. By fusing astrology, energetic healing and intuition, she is able to tap into her clients subconscious and help them heal their wounds, old patterns, and come back home to their heart. Danielle has given talks on mysticism and astrology at Glossier Headquarters in NYC, The Assemblage Nomad with WITMA and has traveled to over 32 countries bringing women together and leading retreats in Hawaii, the Greek Island of Kythnos as well as her most recent retreat in Mykonos. Her work has been featured in Vogue Netherlands, London Standard, The Numinous, Thought Catalog, JDate, CBS Radio and more!
Ashley Wood is an international Akashic Records reader whose channeled wisdom on self-love, wellness and lifework empowers people to trust the inner knowledge and guidance we all carry within us.
Ashley was born into this life for this work. After discovering that her energetic gifts have been in her soul lineage for centuries, Ashley launched her practice in 2018 and has supported hundreds of clients, including celebrities and elite athletes, in over 75 countries around the world.
Her approach to channeling Universal energies is grounded in her relatable and personal human nature. She offers guidance and support through workshops and courses, guided meditations and one-on-one client sessions. She is also the host of the grounded spirituality podcast MANIFEST THIS, where she shares her personal journey and channeled teachings, as well as the stories of modern spiritual leaders accessing their inner wisdom and living in alignment with their authentic truth.
Though Ashley possesses natural talents, she doesn’t believe her story is unique. We are all born with gifts to share with the world and hers is to help you discover yours.
Jennifer Hanway is a Holistic Nutritionist, Level 2 Bio Signature Modulation Practitioner, and Certified Personal Trainer. A passion for empowering others fuels Jenny’s mission to combine a 360 degree view of health and wellness with accountability to achieve life- changing results. Rooted in science and infused with herrenowned British wit, Jenny’s mission is to create an inspiring, positive and rewarding experience for those seeking to better their lives through improved health.
Jenny’s trustworthy demeanor and undeniable results have made her one of the best-kept secretsin wellness for clients that include the British RoyalFamily, Hollywood A-list, and Olympic Athletes.
Jenna Reiss, Intuitive Healer, Writer and Breathwork Meditation Coach, believes in the personal power of oneself. She teaches group, private, and corporate clients how to detox the body and create a heightened sense of awareness inwards. She spent years studying with worldwide healers and teachers from various lineages, and after a decade of working in marketing, left the corporate world behind to focus on her work with clients helping them rediscover their self love and higher truth as they move through their own stuck energies. Working with a variety of methods such as intuitive thinking, therapeutic conversation, essential oils, crystal healing, and musical sounds, Jenna believes there is no end to the depth in human beings and their capacity to love or change a life.
Lan Belinky, Co-Creator & General Manager, boscia.
With deep rooted beauty beginnings, Lan Belinky was destined to lead a global skincare brand. Born and raised until her young teens in Japan, the infamous center of skin care innovation, Lan was fascinated by the infinite beauty trends and tactics she was continually exposed to.
Mesmerized by her Grandmother’s meticulous 6-step beauty ritual and her Aunt’s unique product application practices; the allure of the beauty world naturally beckoned. In the Spring of 1996, Lan’s family moved to the United States so her Father and boscia Founder, Gen Inomata, could realize his dream of bringing Japanese influenced skincare stateside. Lan spoke solely Japanese at the time and worked diligently to learn English as a second language and acclimate into the American culture that was so brand new to her – but always, always held close her Japanese roots.
Fast-forward a few years later, Gen’s dream was realized and boscia was born. Lan attended The University of the Incarnate Word and graduated with a degree in Business Marketing, while spending every available moment helping to cultivate boscia. After graduating, Lan joined boscia full-time and helped lead many of the brand’s major milestones.
Lan attributes much of her contributions to boscia’s growth directly to her biculturality. boscia’s first collections (Tsubaki, Sake and Charcoal) were all inspired by her Japanese heritage as was BB Cream, which was the first of its kind to hit the US prestige retail market and garnered staggering success.
When Lan is not at the helm of the boscia brigade, she enjoys spending time out and about in sunny Southern California with her husband, daughter (2)
and twin boys (1). She’s frequently spotted hitting the pavement with her twins (and official running buddies) in tow.