13 Nov November 13, 2020 – Goodwill CEO Steve Preston, Anxiety Warrior Elke Scholz and Immorality Key Brian Muraresku
Steve Preston – President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill serves 70,000 veterans a year through various
local programs and through Operation Good Jobs.
Steve C. Preston is the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International, a non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to help people reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. Steven has led major transformations of two private equity-owned companies as their CEO, headed two major federal agencies during times of national crisis as a member of the President’s cabinet, and served as a CFO for two Fortune 500 companies during times of significant change and restructuring. In his role at Goodwill, Preston leverages his management experience to further advance the network of autonomous local Goodwill® organizations as they work in their communities to help individuals achieve greater independence through employment. Currently, Preston also serves on the Wheaton College Board of Trustees, the Partnership for Public Service Board of Directors, and the Northwestern University Weinberg College Board of Visitors.
Elke Scholz – Certified EMDR Therapist and Author of Loving Your Life
To relieve anxiety, connect with the people you are close to, your
family. Use lots of eye contact and get into nature as much as you can.
Elke Scholz, MA, RP, REACE, is a registered Psychotherapist, an internationally registered Expressive Art Consultant, and an internationally certified EMDR Therapist. She has been helping people for more than three decades, with her calm approach providing a comfortable space for people to try new things. Her work includes creative antianxiety-wellness kits for employees, youth-at-risk, and seniors in managing anxiety and depression. Elke’s goal is to help people enhance their lives and build their resilience by empowering them with their innate creativity. Elke has had her work and articles published in over twelve national magazines and books and has won many awards and recognition for her paintings. She is the well-known author of 3rd edition, Loving Your Life, containing over 40 creative exercises as an e-book and paperback. She has also launched two volumes of the resource books for anxiety, Anxiety Warrior, which offers hope and help to those who feel that anxiety is an unmanageable part of their lives.
Brian Muraresku – Legal Counsel and Author of The Immortality Key
Did the ancient Greeks use drugs to find God? Was that inherited
by the early Greek speaking Christians? Answering ‘yes’ to either question rewrites the history of Western Civilization.
Brian C. Muraresku has been practicing law internationally for fifteen years. In 2016, he became the founding executive director of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation. In an arbitration with the NFL, Muraresku represented the first professional athlete in the United States to request a therapeutic use exemption for cannabis. He has appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience, CNN, goop, the Jenny McCarthy Show, KCRW, the Weekly Dish podcast, and has been featured on the Daily Beast, VICE, and many other national and international outlets. Muraresku’s debut book, The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name, explores the secret psychedelic religion that connects the ancient Greeks to the early Christians, and examines the archaic roots of the ritual that is performed every Sunday for nearly one-third of the planet.