These nationally-renowned, award-winning performers have made a career out of inspiring people to follow their passions and give them the courage to tackle the obstacles we face in our lives. Through never seen before spoken word storytelling, Kirk and Gabriel captivate a wide array of audiences, from fortune 500 company's to local foundations to juveniles in lockdown detention facilities.
Together, the stories of Gabriel Giron, a cancer survivor and former US Army soldier serving during 9/11, and Kirk Latimer, a survivor of suicide and former High School English teacher, speak from an original and authentic perspective. Kinetic Affect combines dynamic spoken word poetry with motivational speaking that is described as a life changing and captivating performance that is a must see experience. These two energetic performers are sure to engage through humor, raw honesty and powerful spoken word poetry.
Kinetic Affect provides one of a kind performances that will blow you away.
Chris is a Colorado native, University of Colorado graduate and longtime Vail resident. For a good portion of his life Chris has competed at an international level in both cycling and skiing. For more than 27 years, Chris has traveled as a member of the Warren Miller film team as both an athlete and host of the nationally acclaimed film tour. During his career Chris has free-lanced for several publications, co-authored a guidebook, commissioned and wrote a screenplay, and hosted and produced several television and film projects. Chris has been booked for hundreds of speaking engagements and started a consulting and guide business. He has also volunteered thousands of hours for a number of charitable organizations and along the way, raised over a million dollars on their behalf prior to building his own youth outreach project that has impacted over 70,000 students to date.
Chris Anthony is available for corporate, public, private or charitable speaking engagements.
A trained teacher and natural motivator, Bearj offers a unique perspective, incorporating motivation into his teaching and teaching into his motivation, giving his audience an exclusive arsenal of tools to use in their climb to success.
Bearj is a highly sought-after Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader who can speak for groups ranging from 20 – 20,000+! He will inspire, motivate and equip your Leaders and Team to have World Class Success! Bearj believes that Breaking Down the Walls to Success is the key in every area of business, leadership and life.
Dynamic, Exciting and Engaging, Bearj discovered his unique style of motivating and empowering others while leading young people, parents and educators as a high school band director, using music as the vehicle to inspire the students in his high-powered band program to achieve lofty goals.
Dr. Shirley Raines
Dr. Shirley Raines, the first woman president of the University of Memphis, served for 12 years in the role. Now, as president emeritus, she is a speaker, consultant and author. Growing up on a small cotton farm in West Tennessee, her career journey went from preschool teacher to the first woman president of the University of Memphis.
Shirley uses humor, examples, insights, challenges and concrete strategies to inspire and inform audiences from the podium, the classroom and the boardroom. Described as "powerful, prepared and personable," her two focus areas are leadership development and the value of education in society.
Based on her wealth of experiences, Dr. Raines is the consummate energizer of leaders and their teams. For seven years, she shared her leadership stories, challenges and pitfalls at Harvard’s Institute for New Presidents and Chancellors. Now, Shirley is in demand to work with non-profits, corporations, foundations and professional associations to inspire, inform and challenge leaders, team members and citizens. Whether in the board room or from the conference podium, she conveys her leadership stories with humor, dignity and style.