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 2017 Speakers

December 6

Laura Rose DesJardins

The Shadow Effect:
How Our Dark Side Effects Relationships

We all have a shadow, or dark side. It gives us perspective to see the opposite within, and also the ability to see the light. Once we start working with our shadow, we can grow and return to the light, bringing ourselves into balance, especially within relationship. Laura will share her experiences and reveal astrological charts where the shadow effect is extremely strong. She will also address how to find those shadow areas within ourselves and the probable age when the Shadow emerged.

Laura has been a professional Astrologer for the past 40 + years. She is a nationwide, multi-media personality, having been interviewed by CBS Radio, The NBC's The Today Show and having published articles in People Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, and the Orange County Register. Laura held "Staff Astrologer” positions at various radio stations and national magazines, and was a lecturer/consultant to the Golden Door Resort & Spa.


December 20

Jim Holden

The Magic and Romance of an
African Safari

Jim Holden will take you home to his roots, and share his passion for the authentic African Safari. He will captivate you with his story-telling skills and may feel like you’ve stepped into the movie Out of Africa.

Jim was born in Zambia, and attended school in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He worked in the travel industry in Kenya, and enjoys “stepping back into Africa” several times a year. He is referred to as the “Crocodile Dundee” of Africa, and as a born story-teller, Jim will charm you with his accent, captivate you with his humor, and stimulate your senses as he takes you on a journey to discover the wildlife and people of Africa.

Jim now lives and works in Newport Beach and is passionate about helping people realize their dreams of visiting Africa.


2018 Speakers

January 10

Adam Christing

You Can Do Magic!

Adam Christing has been inspiring laughter and life change for twenty-five years.  He is the author of three humor and personal growth books including, Your Life is a Joke: 12 Ways to Go from Ha Ha to Aha!  His forthcoming book is titled: Bob Dylan Can Change Your Life: 61 Ways to Invent a Legendary Life.  At the age of seventeen Adam became a member of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. He is the founder of "Clean Comedians" and has appeared on more than 100 radio and television shows including ABC World News and PBS. www://

January 24

Dr. Betty Uribe

# Values: The Secret to Top Level Performance in Business and Life

Dr. Betty Uribe, Executive Vice President of California Bank & Trust, is a sought-after dynamic bilingual, bi-cultural, international speaker, consultant, coach, and author. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, organizational turnarounds, and peak performance, she has been honored consistently for her strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. With a drive for business and a heart for making a difference, Dr. Betty shares her passion for values on a global scale. She also serves her local community on the boards of private companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. Dr. Betty’s heart for serving others has opened doors as far-reaching as the White House, the Vatican, and beyond.

Betty will give us practical tools for bringing and sustaining balance, trust and values to our busy lives and our organizations.


February 14

Gary Quinn

Say Yes to Life!

Gary Quinn, international bestselling author of The Yes Frequency, teaches how we have the potential to create exactly the life we want, and to experience extraordinary results. He shares his valuable insights and knowledge on how to obtain that extra edge with a worldwide audience via his self-help motivational books, audio CD's, TV and radio appearances, digital downloads, and numerous world-wide speaking engagements and seminars. Several of his recent books have become a best-sellers in and are acknowledged as essential tools for those seeking to improve their lives by enhancing the mind, body and spirit.  Among his many clients are Academy Award winners, Grammy winners, and Olympic Gold medalists.


February 28

Manu Seyfzadeh

"Before She Became
the Great Sphinx"

Manu will reveal new evidence that the monumental lioness statue stood on the Giza Plateau long before the existence of the Old Kingdom, when Egyptologists have claimed the Great Sphinx was built.  He is the author of a book on the concept behind the architectural design of Khufu’s Great Pyramid, as well as two journal articles about the true age of the Great Sphinx (with famed co-authors Robert Schoch, Ph.D. and Robert Bauval), and his discovery of a possible Pyramid Code. His next project will take him back to Egypt as part of a scientific team led by Robert Schoch to explore the voids beneath the Great Sphinx and probe them for a hidden ancient library.  Manu is of German and Persian descent, is a practicing dermatologist in Southern California and a hobby Egyptologist.



Directions to the Pacific Club:

From South county – Take the 5 North to the 405 North. Keep Left on the 405 N. Take exit 8 toward MacArthur & go Left on MacArthur. Left on Von Karman & make an immediate Left into the first driveway.  Take a parking ticket at the ticket booth, pass the first building on your right, continuing to the Pacific Club’s parking lot. You might want to look at directions if you use the 73 instead of the 405.
Using the 405 South – Transition to the 73 South. Take exit 15 toward Jamboree Road, onto Bristol Street South.
Left on MacArthur.  Turn on Von Karman and make an immediate Left into the first driveway, take your parking ticket, pass first building continuing on to the Pacific Club’s parking lot.
From Orange & Anaheim Hills – Take the 55 fwy. South, to the 405 fwy South. Take exit 8 toward MacArthur/OC Airport & go Left on MacArthur.  Turn Left on Von Karman & make an immediate Left into first driveway.  Take parking ticket at booth, pass first building on your right, continuing to the Pacific Club’s parking area.

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