Meet our speakers
Panel: Mindset and Personal Growth
Founder and CEO, LaunchCrate
Cynthia L. Fails is an Author, Creative Architect, and an Accidental Educator; having served pre-school through college students in her hometown of Kansas City. An agent for equity, she has dedicated her career to helping others learn to follow their internal compass, and thrive despite challenge. Cynthia is currently Founder & CEO of LaunchCrate Publishing – a company created to help writers launch their work into the world while retaining the portion of profit they deserve. Outside of LaunchCrate she is an active advocate for education, serving as a current member of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Campus of Kansas City, and K-State in KC Task Force, as well as Chair Emeritus of the Multicultural Alumni Council at Kansas State University and a Girls on the Run Coach for the Spring 2019 Season. Under the pseudonym, C.L. Fails, she is author and illustrator of the Ella Book Series, The Christmas Cookie books, and her latest series, “The Secret World of Raine the Brain.” She also penned the interactive modern memoir, “So, Okay…” documenting the life stories of her 95 year old Grandfather. All are fun books that inspire us to be bold, take risks, and learn from our mistakes. When she’s not helping clients, hosting a podcast, speaking with audiences or working on her latest book about building community, you can find her doodling on whatever object may be nearby. Want to see her smile? Ask her about her family.
Inner Wilderness Guide
Happy contrarian. Doodle Activist, Professional Floral Designer. Lifetime ‘preneur and business mentor. Artist.
International Coach. Master Creativity Coach, Martha Beck Certified Life Coach. Living in Canada, on the edge of the Saskatchewan Boreal Forest with my author spouse. I work with wholehearted, creative beings who are ready to take action and show up for & as themselves in authentically groovy ways.Known for deep intuitive listening, I don’t lead with intuition, hunt it down or down or wear it on my sleeve.
instead I leave space for it to pop up unexpectedly. That way we can all be delighted by its presence.I have rock solid belief we were each born a beacon of Shine.
It’s never too late to reclaim our sense of imagination, curiosity & creative courage.
We can bring our ambitions to life without sandblasting our soul. #dontletfeardullyourshine
Pascale Kavanagh combines the unlikely pursuits of spiritual counseling, creativity coaching, and authoring steamy romance novels into a beautifully messy life. Ultimately, all her work is about strengthening resilience, transforming suffering, and keeping life sexy. That includes her six published novels and slew of stories and articles. Her past includes stints as an MIT-trained engineer, biotech executive, professional dancer, yoga teacher and business owner, and entrepreneur. These days, her favorite titles are author, guide, and hot mama. You can find Pascale’s guidance on resilience and grace at boldsoulcoaching.com, a portal for love, laughs, and words that feel like a hug. For the spicy stuff, saunter over to pekavanagh.com.
Dr. Lori Baudino
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Author
Dr. Lori Baudino, has been a practicing clinician for over a decade. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Creative Arts Therapy – Dance/Movement Therapy, the therapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual. As the National Clinical Spokesperson for The Andréa Rizzo Foundation, and with their sole funding, Dr. Baudino brought the first Dance/Movement Therapy Programs to the top Pediatric hospitals in Los Angeles, where she provides bedside therapy to children with cancer, special needs and terminal illness. Dr. Baudino has specialized in supervising, facilitating and providing treatment for children with special needs and their families. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals and at rehabilitation centers for trauma, addiction and pain management. Dr. Baudino coordinated Behavior Intervention Programs within the home/school setting. In her private practice, she works with children and their families, to support the developing child and the integral relationships between parent, child and siblings. Understanding the “premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected” and that life is experienced through movement – Dr. Baudino’s approach allows the child to put words into action, understand individual sensory and motor preferences, express emotional needs, and support overall integration and well-being.