May 4th, 2017 @7pm
Workshop Brewing Co, 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.
TICKETS: $15 at the door or $13 online
Doors at 5:30 for folks who want to order dinner/drinks before hand! (awesome custom menu for the eve!)
7PM event starts
Rich Brauer is president of Brauer Productions, Inc., an independent film and video production company he founded in 1977.
After many years of making films for a wide variety of clients, Brauer received the Michigan Filmmaker of the Year award at the 2009 Traverse City Film Festival, presented by filmmaker Michael Moore. Brauer has directed 10 feature films and hundreds of corporate, non-profit, educational and commercial projects.
He also co-founded the Maritime Heritage Alliance in 1982 and the Inland Seas Education Association in 1989.
“I got bit by the filmmaking bug in 7th grade after seeing “The Blue Max” and haven’t looked back. I respect the craft and appreciate the process of working with artists and technicians towards the creation of one common goal. It’s quite remarkable.”
Ben Whiting is an award winning Professional Speaker and Corporate Entertainer. He co-founded MagicMouth Theatre, a company that combined Magic and theatre while educating communities in both art forms. As a speaker, actor and entertainer, Ben performs at sales conferences, award banquets, and private events across the country for clients such as American Express, GE, and Oprah’s HARPO Studios. He is also currently one of Crystal Cruise Lines’ premiere entertainers, which has enabled him to perform his feats of magic and mind reading in countries around the globe. In his spare time he enjoys raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string, whiskey and Bruce Springsteen.
“Real magic isn’t in the deception, but in the connection you create with your audience, both on and off stage. “
Jetty Rae is a singer and songwriter originally from Northern Michigan. She has been singing, touring, and recording since 2004. Jetty garnered the attention of JetBlue when she played at the opening of their new Terminal at JFK International Airport. MTV.com featured Jetty on their up-and-coming artist blog, and she has shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan and Miranda Lambert at Lilith Fair in Detroit. You can also hear Jetty’s music in a number of TV commercials for brands such as Microsoft, PetCo, Truvia, Nabi Tablets and more.
“My deepest wish is that you would hear your life’s story and struggle in my words and songs–and maybe I can help you feel less alone.”
Chris Hindbaugh has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years. He has worked in a variety of hospital based programs, and has also ran a youth crisis center and shelter. In 2009, Hindbaugh moved to Traverse City where he is the current CEO of Addiction Treatment Services, an organization that has completely recreated itself while doubling its size, adding innovative programs and winning multiple national awards under Hindbaugh’s leadership. Currently Hindbaugh is working on a number of state and national projects aimed at addressing the opiate epidemic by calling for increased compassion, smarter sanctions and access to more treatment options for those struggling with addiction.
“The great challenge of our time is to maintain genuine, vulnerable human connection and not get lost in the quick-fix nature of social media or a sound-bite mentality to define our complex world. Without wrestling with the messiness of love, forgiveness, and compassion, we will fall short of our true potential as an individual and as a community.”
Julie Green was born Julie DiFranco in Metro Detroit. After nursing school, she worked on a cardiac unit in an urban hospital as a RN. From there, she volunteered in Kenya for six months at a refugee camp working to empower women affected by HIV. Upon coming home, she moved to Traverse city with her friends and found love. Julie worked on organic farms and with herbal medicine and then began working with Munson Hospice in 2012. She has earned her certificate in end if life doula training and helped to promote Death Cafe in Leelanua county.
“Being present at the bedside of a fellow human being who is facing dying is a sacred experience. I am forever grateful for these moments and am so happy to have found spiritual connection in my vocation as a nurse.”
Chelsea and Shea are the co-creators of Fulfillament, a live storytelling event featuring local community leaders who share their journey towards fulfillment through vocation that will challenge you to come alive.
“My mission in life is to use what I’m good at and passionate about for good, and to inspire others to do what makes them come alive and make a difference in the world.” Chelsea is a graphic designer, creative consultant, entrepreneur coach, video producer, speaker and conscious entrepreneur. Through her company C.Bay Design she offers branding, design, creative consulting and coaching specifically for environmentally and socially responsible companies and organizations. She has designed for iconic TC brands such as The Workshop, Yen Yoga, The Redheads, Left Foot Charley, Esch Road Foods, Just Good Chocolate and countless others. Through her newest venture, The Conscious Entrepreneur, she is a coach and consultant for entrepreneurs and entities with a passion for good-for-the-world ideas and meaningful work aligned with your values, strengths and what makes you come alive. – from the inside out. She aims to empower others to make ideas happen, be successful and make a difference. Having lived and traveled around the world, Chelsea is a native of Traverse City.
Shea is endlessly curious about people and has dedicated her life’s work to preserving the art of conversation and engagement, which is the foundation of her one-on-one coaching work. A recovering evangelical, she brings spiritual undertones to her coaching, writing and humor. As a writer, she has contributed to Kinfolk, The Life Artist, Culture Keeper, The Business News, Grand Traverse Woman and her own blog. By day she is an intraprenuer as the director of Client Experience at Prout Financial Design where she also produces and co-hosts a weekly radio show. You will find her most alive when she is conversing with YOU! Quote to live by: “Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman