October 3rd, 2019 @6:30PM
City Opera House, Traverse City, MI
Fulfillament is a storytelling event where five local community leaders and entrepreneurs will take the stage to tell their journey of how they found fulfillment through vocation- the inside story. Each storyteller will issue a challenge for the audience to do something to find fulfillment in their own lives. A $500 grant is awarded to an audience member with a good idea that needs some help to get it started. In addition, 20Fathoms (a startup incubator in downtown TC) is offering 3 months membership to this winner to help get their idea off the ground.
Send us the form BEFORE October 3 so we can announce the winner AT the event!
TICKETS: On sale at the Opera House site here: $15 online or $18 at the door.
Gladys Muñoz was born in Puerto Rico and holds a bachelor degree in Home Economics and Child Development from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters in Science Administration from Central Michigan University. Gladys lived in Japan for three years and has traveled extensively in Ghana, Peru, Bolivia, Nicaragüa, Mexico and Europe. She moved to Traverse City in 1987 and became actively involved with the northern Michigan Hispanic immigrant and migrant community. In 2013 Gladys Muñoz received the Sarah Hardy Humanitarian Award. Gladys offers language interpretation services through her business: Language and Cultural Awareness Services of Northern Michigan. She also organizes and directs the non-profit Justice and Peace Advocacy Center. JPAC strives to meet emergency, social and integration needs of the local immigrant/migrant community.
“I have two guiding principles that give purpose to my life and meaning to what I do: We all have a responsibility to share what we have and who we are with others. Second: Actions or lack of action always has consequences.
Casey Cowell graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics. In 1976, at the age of 23, he co-founded U.S. Robotics and served as Chairman and CEO throughout the company’s history culminating in its merger into 3COM Corporation. Cowell is an active investor, advisor, and board member for many companies with an emphasis on start-ups and early stage. He is engaged in many civic and philanthropic efforts and organizations in upper Michigan and Traverse City and serves on the boards of Munson Healthcare, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities. His principal focus is on improving population healthiness, cultural healthfulness, and growing the Traverse City area economy. In 2016, he founded Boomerang-Catapult to invest in TC startups. Boomerang-Catapult has launched or assisted in 16 startups or early-stage companies in the last three years with more under development.
“My mission today is to do what I can to develop the year-round, high-value, creation economy in our greater Traverse City area. This means starting companies that create year-round, high-paying jobs here. I believe this is the engine that powers our long-term cultural and economic prosperity and therefore is a key ingredient in continually evolving our greater area as a wonderful place to live and raise our families.”
Founder/Director of Traverse City-based Sweetwater Doula, Krista Cain, provides skillful guidance in birth and death experiences, empowering her clients through rights of passage. Utilizing a heart-centered approach, Krista offers birth classes, workshops and hands-on support, tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. With contagious authenticity and generous laughter, Krista balances the contradictions that arise at life’s beginnings and endings with tenderness and grit. Her spiritual depth and personal resilience allow her to hold space for the inconsistencies of the human heart—what is evoked in times of joy/pain, hope/fear, and love/loss. By employing radical self-acceptance, she is able to reciprocate and reflect acceptance to her clients, to her friends and her community. And as a form of personal and widespread change, she invites others to join her in this revolution!
Dr. Jennifer Lyon, DO is a board certified family medicine and sports medicine osteopathic physician. Prior to studying medicine, she was a dance major at Butler University and performed professionally as a dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope in Indianapolis, and finished her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University. Jennifer attended Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Sparrow Hospital. She accomplished her Sports Medicine Fellowship as one of the team medical doctors for MSU. Most recently, she is being trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine ultimately to receive certification in Functional Medicine. Dr Lyon is on the advisory board for Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and has helped organize and present at both the 2015 Food Farm and Health Conference and most recently at the 2017 Culinary Medicine Conference. She has a particular passion for educating physicians about nutrition’s role in healing chronic disease. Jennifer believes that if physicians are excited about nutrition and its ability to heal and prevent disease, then patients will be more likely to recognize its power as well.
Seth Bernard is a Michigan man with a uniquely Michigan anatomy. He is knee deep in glacier-folk with a belly full of whiskey and peaches smuggled from the root cellar of a ’70s guitar god; his fingers are resinous with fresh cut white pine, and sacred north star geometries whirl around his brow. He has grown from a potent young Interlochen idealist into a black-bearded, surprise-eyed, psych-rocker singing the woods and water, souls and soils of the Great Lakes. Seth has played at Earthwork Music Collective, Family Weekend, Harvest Gathering, The Water Festivals, On the Ground, and 350.org. He also is involved with youth engagement, and partnerships with dozens of local non-profits.