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2017 Speakers

February 22

Winn Claybaugh

Be Nice
(or Else!)

Winn is “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King, who wrote the foreword for Winn’s book, Be Nice (Or Else). A national speaker for major corporations, Winn has helped thousands of businesses build their brands and create successful working cultures. A business owner for more than 30 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division.  In 2004, the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) recognized Winn’s outstanding contributions to the hair and beauty industry by making him the youngest person ever named to their Hall of Leaders. In 2011, he was honored the “Hairdressers Unlocking Hope Award,” given to individuals in the professional beauty industry who serve as exemplary models of philanthropy, giving back to their communities and to the world with generosity and spirit.  Winn was named Humanitarian of the Year by Friendly House in 2013, and most recently, in 2016, American Salon named him one of the five top “Industry Leaders Who Helped Revolutionize Education.” Under his leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, Winn and the Paul Mitchell Schools have raised over $16.7 million for multiple charitable organizations.


March 8

Teresa Tudury

Such Fine Things

With a deep, sultry voice that magnetizes audiences, and a scathing comedic wit to match, Teresa is a consummate performer who pours out her original songs with power, verve, passion, and disarming humor. Her voice has been described as a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt (LA Weekly). Her vocal stylings are perfectly complemented by her bluesy guitar playing.  Don’t miss this outrageous morning of laughter and music with a favorite Inside Edge speaker/performer.

Throughout her career, Teresa has recorded or performed with such greats as Leonard Cohen, Rickie Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Charlie Musselwhite and Bonnie Bramlett. Now residing in Sonoma County, Teresa continues to perform and write new material. She has just released Such Fine Things, her latest CD.


March 22

Dep Kirkland

The American Criminal Jury Trial:
A Playground for Legal Delinquents

Author of Lawyer Games: After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will reveal the workings of the trial system in the United States. While touching on the infamous “Midnight” case from Savannah (below), he will go beyond the boundaries of that single, though fascinating, murder case to include other notorious criminal trials such as the Phil Spector, Hillside Strangler, Charles Manson, and O.J. Simpson cases.

In the early morning of May 2, 1981, Danny Hansford was shot dead by James Williams with a World War II vintage Luger in a historic Savannah mansion. For the next eight-and-a-half years, through four murder trials and intrigue which reached the highest levels of Georgia politics—including a former governor and the Georgia Supreme Court—lawyers battled over whether the 50-year-old Williams shot the 21-year-old Hansford in self-defense. The case inspired a best-selling book and a movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, directed by Clint Eastwood.

Dep Kirkland, the Chief Assistant DA in Savannah at the time, arrived at the scene when Hansford’s body was still on the floor.  He made the decision to arrest Williams.  His firsthand knowledge allows him not only to deeply analyze the murder case but also to expose the legal mischief spawned when a defendant facing a defendant facing unshakable physical evidence possesses almost unlimited funds.

April 12

Mark Goulston

Steve Jobs Returns: Connecting
the Dots

Steve Jobs is credited with turning around and making Apple the most successful company in the world.  However, when he died, the unconscious formula he followed died with him. Since then, Apple has been successful but challenged to continue its phenomenal success as a disruptively innovative company.

Dr. Mark Goulston is widely regarded as a "people hacker." Beginning as a UCLA professor and crisis psychiatrist, Mark specialized in suicide, then was an FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer, then was a high profile trial consultant.  Mark spent the past two years  "hacking Steve Jobs" and speaking around the country on how to think like Jobs when marketing. Our morning will be his one-man show in which he doesn't play Jobs... he is Job and tells the story of turning around Apple between 1997 when he returned to 2007 when he introduced the iPhone and then takes questions as Jobs. 

Mark is also the author of seven books including Just Listen, the top book on listening in the world, and Talking to Crazy, which was a 2016 finalist in the audible book "Oscars.”


April 26

Alan Green

The Sacred Scripture Hidden within Shakespeare's Sonnets

"The best, most exciting breakthrough I've seen in all my years as a Shakespeare scholar.”

~Dr. Michael Delahoyde, professor of English Literature at Washington State University.


To be in Alan Green’s outrageously entertaining presence is to be absolutely charmed!  He is a British-born, classically trained pianist, composer, author, educator, and Shakespeare Authorship scholar.  A renowned musician, he was signed to five major record labels including Arista, ABC, and CBS, with whom he had a top thirty hit, I Surrender, under the pseudonym, Arlan Day, in 1981.

Green’s first academic book, Dee-Coding Shakespeare [sic], was initially published in 2010, but he withdrew it from the marketplace because of new discoveries.  His upcoming book trilogy involves the opening the altar stone within the poet's church in Stratford-upon-Avon — where the Bard claims to have left physical evidence that may finally solve the centuries-old controversy surrounding his identity.  We will be sitting on the edge of our seats!

Alan will use our grand piano to perform one or two excerpts from his forthcoming Shakespeare musical, BARD.



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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