Wellness Panel: Mental Health & Social Wellness in Challenging Times


This informative panel hosted by Penni Wild and featuring Ayman Sawaf, Debra Mittler, B.C. DiCiacco, Dr. Elena Estanol, and Pratim Patil is not to be missed!


This informative panel hosted by Penni Wild and featuring Ayman Sawaf, Debra Mittler, B.C. DiCiacco, Dr. Elena Estanol, and Pratim Patil is not to be missed!

Penni Wild joins our team with frequent reminders that you are enough and you matter! A certified coach, CEO, communications professional, wife, mother, and community activist, Penni fully understands the amount of time, energy, patience, multitasking, and sense of humor it takes to get through the ordinary day. Drawing from her own life experiences, business accomplishments, practical insight, holistic philosophy, and extensive coaching training and background, Penni helps entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded moms ready to take their leadership and performance to a new level, strengthen their interpersonal communications on and off the job, experience greater effectiveness and live more joyful, meaningful lives. Penni has worked with businesses and nonprofits to identify and address public policy issues and expand contract opportunities for women and minority business owners in New Jersey. Penni is a member of the National Speakers Association and is certified by Coachville, the International Association of Coaches and as a human software engineer by Great Life Technologies. She is the author of Real Life Magic! A Pocket Guide to Miracles from A-Z and Holiday Stress Unwrapped. Penni is also a graduate of Leadership New Jersey. As a volunteer with the Juvenile Justice Commission, Penni created and delivered empowerment workshops. A former board member of the United Way, Penni also served as a volunteer with an organization that supports victims of domestic violence. Join Penni and bear witness to her powerful perspectives at the #WholePersonActivationSeries Panel on Mental Health & Social Wellness in Challenging Times!

Ayman Sawaf is a visionary social entrepreneur, published music, and best selling author. He spent the last 40 years in business, disrupting media commerce and education. He is one of the original pioneers of the discipline now known as Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with a focus on Emotional Literacy. He is a leader within the Emotional Intelligence movement – his book Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations 1995, is the book that introduced Emotional Intelligence to the business world. His book ‘Sacred Commerce, A Blueprint for a New Humanity,’ written with his partner Rowan Gabrielle aims to spiritualize Commerce one entrepreneur at a time. With their latest book the ‘Age of Consciousness’, they inspire entrepreneurs and leaders to surf the chaos and disruption consciously and hopefully with elegance and grace.

Debra Mittler is a warm and compassionate healer with a unique ability to touch people’s hearts and souls. She has a deep passion for spiritual growth and is on a continuous journey in expanding in wisdom, knowledge, creativity, and Love. She enjoys assisting others in developing and cultivating nurturing and loving ways of being with themselves, others, living from their hearts and souls, and truly enjoying their life experience Diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at age 13, and spending a quarter of a century going in and out of hospitals and treatment centers, Debra experienced first hand what it was like living with the degradation of an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and self-hatred. After nothing changing, she finally took her healing into her own hands and found herself on a spiritual journey. Through her own healing, she’s been able to go beneath the symptoms and discover Self LOVE, personal power, strength, confidence, wisdom, inner peace, and a beautiful connection with her souls loving energy. She’s a leading authority in overcoming obstacles and supports her clients by holding a space of unconditional love and offering encouragement, effective tools, and valuable insights, allowing them to experience and listen to their own inner wisdom. Debra offers her clients the opportunity to experience the most precious gift in the world; a real genuine way to love, honor, value, and appreciate themselves, others and enjoy their life experience. Debra is a graduate of the Master’s Program in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and A graduate of Hypnosis Motivation Institute.

BC DiCiacco is an Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, and (most importantly) a true consummate friend and compassionate soul, driven to be an uplifting force in the world. BC sees the world with child-like awe and amazement and always loved playing with life. A traumatic motorcycle accident nearly took his life, which enhanced this wondrous outlook on life even more. BC’s living mantra: Live each day as though it’s your last, one of these days, you will be right. BC created his own custom furniture company and ran it successfully for more than 15 years, coinciding with his establishment of Le.Ed. (Leadership Education and Entrepreneur Development) a localized focus group that helped dozens of business owners to learn leadership skills and grow their revenues. In 2015, BC felt the world calling to him, so BC closed shop, traveling to Central America with a map and backpack, seeking the source calling to him. Three months later, the entrepreneurial bug bit again, and is now the CEO, Creative Empowerment Officer, for A World Empowered, LLC, a company that seeks out and initiates projects around the world that cultivate and perpetuate the empowerment of humans. In addition, BC created TwentyTuesday, a global online community where people gather weekly for focused meditation that cultivates positivity, optimism, self-love, and a higher world vibration. BC’s credo is meant to be both a defining illustration and a guiding force that solidifies in his own heart who he is at his core and keeps him on track fighting to the death in life’s arena. This single sentence encapsulates the life that he exemplifies with every waking breath: Today I fight to be a shining example of Love, Light, Leadership, Legacy, and Lifestyle, in the lives of everyone that I meet.

Dr. Elena Estanol is a #1 Best-selling author, High-performance psychologist & Intuitive Leadership Business Mentor who has been up-leveling speakers, writers, performers, athletes, coaches & purpose-based entrepreneurs to become extraordinary beings and legendary leaders for over 16 years. Her unique system unlocks & unleashes your unlimited potential, to take courageous action to defy the ordinary and become extraordinary in business & life. Her unique system aligns mind, body & spirit to manifest her client’s visions and dreams and help them become the change they want to see in the world. We so look forward to hearing her voice on the Panel on Mental Health & Social Wellness in Challenging Times for the #WholePersonActivationSeries!

Pratim is a student of life and his dream is to create an Open Source Religion that catalogs the multiple paths that lead to more joy and reduced suffering in human life. In 2017, after a failed marriage and dropping out of a top MBA program, this dream went from being merely an intellectual pursuit to a deeper engagement with the spiritual traditions from around the world in mind, body, and spirit. This is when he found Tantra, arguably an open-source religion from ancient India and its practices infused life into the words that all spiritual traditions have been pointing at. For the first time, he lifted his gaze from the map that he was staring at all along and looked at the terrifying yet enchanting terrain. Pratim has lived in consensus-based intentional communities for about a decade and is a software engineer by day. We embrace Pratim and all of his pursuits, and are so grateful he felt the call to hold space for the #WholePersonActivationSeries!


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