Candi Oberntz saw a gap in the market for a product that she wanted but could not find. So she invented it! The patented RestoPresto® is a wearable blanket which she launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign. Then she had to answer the questions “how,” “what,” “when,” and with “who.” Prototyping, crowdfunding, social media, forming an LLC, manufacturing, intellectual property all became issues. She succeeded and was even featured on The Today Show. Now, she is helping others solve the same problems. She is a trustworthy specialist who has the “been there and done that” experience combined with empathy and leadership to help create customized plans and guidance to help people develop their own ideas. Her advisory services business is available to new and established innovators who want to grow their own product or service ideas, at any stage.
Dr. Kate Lund – Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Athletic Performance Coach and Author of Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive In School, Sports and Life
Dr. Kate Lund is a licensed clinical psychologist and performance coach with more than fifteen years of experience. She has specialized training in medical psychology from Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, all of which are affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is also an adjunct instructor in Psychology at Bastyr University in Seattle. Kate uses a strengths-based approach in working with students, athletes and teams to improve their mental game in school, sports and life while helping them to reach their full potential. Additionally, she has a special interest in working with athletes recovering from injury, helping them cope and maintain their mental edge. She writes and speaks on a variety of topics aimed at empowerment and the development of one’s true potential. Her children’s book “Putter and the Red Car,” published last year, is the first in a series she is writing for young children as they adapt to change, building resilience and the power of possibility. Her second book “Bounce — Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life” is a book for parents, educators, and coaches to help children to become resilient and realize their potential.
Adina Renee Adler – Senior Director of Government Relations and International Affairs at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Adina Adler is the Senior Director of Government Relations and International Affairs at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. ISRI is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry.™” ISRI and its 21 chapters represent approximately 1,300 companies operating in nearly 4,000 locations in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. It provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating more than $105 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.