Sarah Bohnenkamp – Sarah J. Bohnenkamp, is “A momma of two lil love muffins. Wife. Singer (and bad guitar player). Leadership Coach. Developer. Dreamer. Horse lover.” She led several corporate teams through massive organizational changes, she served as an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer in the beef industry (an industry that she did NOT grow up in), and today she’s leading her own business where she coaches leaders and entrepreneurs who blaze epic trails. Sarah also spends time speaking and consulting with organizations like the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, working on tough issues like sustainability and antibiotic resistance. Equine Guided Education has been integrated into her work for more than eight years and she loves it when she can combine her passions for horses and leadership development!
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Jonathan Manske is the world’s only Cerebral Sanitation Engineer. He has created unique and highly effective tools and strategies to help people “take out their head trash”.
I have been studying people, potential, and performance since the late 1980’s.
I am tremendously passionate about assisting people to let go of their limitations, remember their magnificence, and pursue their greatness!
To this end I have created many unique and powerful tools, techniques, and strategies that create positive and meaningful change in people’s lives.
The question I am asked so often is, “How did you get started with what you do?”
As a kid, I remember hearing people complain about their jobs. This never made any sense to me. I remember thinking, “If you do not like what you are doing then go do something else. Life is too short to waste.”
So even as a kid, I had curiosity about quality of life and how one goes about creating and living a great life.
In college I was a biology major and my plan was to go to medical school. I took the MCAT (medical college admissions test) and it was time to start applying to medical schools.
Then three things happened that caused me to hesitate.
A retired doctor friend urged me to not go to medical school. He felt that the field of medicine had become too restrictive and that there was no freedom to really practice medicine the way it should be practiced. His advice really shocked me.
My mom had a heart to heart talk with me. She told me that she did not think that I would be happy being a doctor. She did not believe that it was the right fit for me. Her advice made me wonder. (She’s a smart lady!)
Then I had a heart to heart with myself. I realized that I was experiencing an incongruency. I did not like going to the doctor and would only go if I was gravely injured. I also had some serious questions about the benefits of medicine. My father’s life was extended by ten plus years but the quality of that time was another matter altogether. Yet, I was still planning on becoming a doctor. That did not make much sense to me.
So, I decided to have an altruistic adventure and join the Peace Corps while I figured this out. This seemed like a far better option than going through the hassle of applying, spending $50,000 (or whatever a year of med school costs) and putting myself through the brutal first year of med school when I was not certain that was what I really wanted to do.
In the Peace Corps, I served in The Philippines as a freshwater fisheries specialist.
While in The Philippines, I was exposed to the philosophy of Eastern health and wellness and treating causes rather than symptoms. This made so much more sense to me than the Western medicine paradigm ever did. (The really funny thing about this is that I went to college at CU Boulder and Boulder has a huge alternative health community. But I turned a blind eye to that scene for 4 years and then traveled half way around the globe to discover what existed in my own back yard.)
Then I met and started studying with an energy-healing master. I really dove into that world. Through all the work I did, I first learned to feel energy and soon after developed the ability to see energy.
Even though I studied for a while with the energy-healing master, my greatest teacher was my own curiosity. I figured out many advanced techniques before they were taught to me. When I got into a situation that seemed to be over my head, I did not panic. I just got curious and a new angle, strategy, tool, or technique would appear. I learned so much from the people I worked with.
I have worked with thousands of people with everything from headaches to terminal cancer.
Ultimately I developed my own unique body of healing work.
Jeff Weist is a professional lobbyist who has spent 20 years assisting his clients in all aspects of government relations, including strategic planning, lobbying, political fundraising, coalition building, grassroots and communications.
Jeff believes he has the best job in the world, turning his passion for crafting public policy into a lifetime profession helping his clients navigate the often byzantine maze of government.
Jeff has been interested in public policy since high school. He continued those pursuits in college at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he majored in Political Science, and acted as Managing Editor of the Georgetown Guardian newspaper.
During his tenure in Washington, DC, Jeff served as Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Dan Schaefer (R-CO). He advised the Congressman on economic, telecommunications, budget, utility, tax and banking issues and had the privilege of playing a leading role in the first major re-write of the nation’s telecommunications laws in 60 years, as well as crafting groundbreaking utility regulation and tax reform legislation.
After coming home to his native Colorado, Jeff was Director of State Government Affairs for AT&T Broadband, the nation’s largest cable television company, as well as its predecessor company, Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI). In that role, he oversaw legislative affairs and coordinated lobbying efforts region and nationwide.
From AT&T, he graduated to contract lobbying in 2002, and is proud to have cultivated more than decade-long relationships with many of his clients. From major corporations, medium and small businesses, trade associations to nonprofits, Jeff understands the needs of business owners and membership driven organizations alike.
Despite his passion for his work, Jeff tries hard to lead a balanced life that centers on his two teenage boys. Together, they enjoy a wide range of very fun hobbies, including: fly-fishing, shooting, skiing and high-powered rocketry. Jeff is a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster, and former Cub Scout Cubmaster. Jeff has also volunteered on numerous boards including the Denver Art Museum Asian Art Association and the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.