May 4th, 7pm
InsideOut Gallery, 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: $9 online or $10 at the door
Doors at 6:30, 7PM event starts
Bryan Ulbrich, Left Foot Charley
Cari Simon, School Violence Law
Kathi Mulder, Dance of Life Midwifery
Mike Moran, Musician and Quarter After Productions
Linda Franklin, Health Educator & Healer
Kathi has been a practicing midwife since 1992 and a Certified Professional Midwife since 1997. She is the founder of Dance of Life Midwifery and has served on the board of the Michigan Midwives Association for many years (six years as president) and is a member of the international organization Midwives Alliance. Kathi has 3 grown daughters all of whom were born into the hands of midwives.
Kathi’s philosophy: Bringing forth new life is an empowering, sacred event in a woman’s life. She needs to be nurtured, loved, and treated with respect. A woman must feel comfortable and safe to birth as nature intended in her own time. Her body holds the wisdom to conceive as well as the wisdom to birth. The birth of a child is also the birth of a family. I see the midwifes’ role as one of guardian over this process.
“Being part of many people’s lives during such an important time, and guiding women from maiden to motherhood is such an empowering experience. It fulfills me to get to do this over and over again”
Bryan has been in the wine industry since 1993. The realization that a part-time cellar rat position could develop into a legitimate career path spurred him to pursue a winemaking apprenticeship rather than a Ph.D. in political science (real tough choice, eh?). The apprenticeship transformed into a winemaking and general management position. Without pause, 11 years passed. He was fortunate to be part of the modern evolution of the Michigan Wine Industry and realized it was time to start the long process of building a wine company based on a new concept. With the support of family, friends, farmers, and a few financiers LFC was born in 2004. A path was chosen, the load was packed, and they all started hiking up the mountain…
Cari’s nationwide law practice focuses on the civil representation of victims of school related sexual violence and other misconduct. She is a leader in the national movement to address campus sexual assault, serving on the Board of Know Your IX and the Advisory Council of the National Crime Victims Law Institute, and working closely with the National Women’s Law Center, Public Justice, and the United Stated Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women among others.
“I love the opportunity to empower and seek justice for someone who has been disempowered. To help that person rise back up and to take justice on their behalf”
Mike is a performing singer songwriter who writes songs from his experiences in relationships and working a variety of different jobs in and out of the music industry. He is also the Sales and Marketing Manager for MI Local Hops in Acme, and founded Quarter After Productions, a podcast production business in the fall of 2013.
He consistently performs music throughout Northern Michigan weekly, and publishes up to twenty podcasts a week for Short’s Brewing Company, New Holland Brewing Company, Drink My Brewcast, Prout Financial, Yen Yoga, Here:Say Storytelling, and many more. He is active in the music industry through talent buying and performing for TEDX, The City Opera House, and more.
“Making a living in music and recording can be attained through a number of different angles. To me, creating those angles is just as rewarding as writing music”.
Linda is an accomplished health educator who practices foot zone therapy, esoteric healing, craniosacral therapy and healthful cooking. She gently encourages her clients to find their own balance, harmony, and joy through healthful nutrition, energy balancing, and personal intuition. Linda says “Back to Basics” and “Simplicity” are the keys to maintaining and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
“It fills me to assist people to find their own truth.”
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, life coach, 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 life coach and consultant for individuals looking to create or find meaningful work that is aligned with their values, strengths, and what makes them come alive – from the inside out. Her coaching empowers 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, as a creative and a life coach, she is a self-proclaimed relational strategist who connects with people for a purpose. 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 writing, thinking and humor. As a writer, she has contributed to Kinfolk, The Life Artist, Culture Keeper and her own blog. By day she is an intraprenuer as Director of Marketing & Business Development for a financial firm 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