Guests will enjoy networking and a plated lunch at the amazing Cucina Cabana Restaurant. Additionally, guests will hear from a panel of Young Professionals.
Learn more about our panelists:
Mary Baker is a former teacher and a Board-Certified Cognitive Specialist. She joined Brain Balance Achievement Centers in South Carolina almost ten years ago, with six years of experience in the field of education. She graduated from Temple University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Early, Elementary and Special Education. Mary’s educational background includes serving as a Lead Program Coordinator of Supplemental Education Services for Sylvan Learning Center, Assistant Director of an early childhood program, Lead Early Intervention Preschool Teacher, and 5th-grade Learning Support Educator of a Severe Emotional Disturbance class. Disheartened by the lack of gains academically, socially, and behaviorally with the children she worked with, she sought out a better way. She found it, a true measurable positive impact for student progress, Brain Balance. Since them helping children achieve their full potential is Mary’s and mission. During her almost ten years as a member of the Brain Balance organization, she has witnessed and been a part of hundreds of children reaching that fullest potential. She is thrilled to be a part of bringing Brain Balance to Palm Beach Gardens.
Travis Thomas is a performance coach and Founder of Live,Yes And (www.liveyesand.com), sharing his interactive and inspiring message of purpose, authenticity, and collaboration to companies, sports teams, and schools across the US. For over 20 years, Travis has performed as an improvisational comedian and corporate training specialist. His coaching practice combines the principles of improvisation and personal performance to help individuals and organizations achieve their full potential with purpose and authenticity. He served as a Leadership Specialist at IMG Academy in Florida working with elite athletes from around the world, such as the United States U17 National Soccer Team and the NFL and NBA Combine prospects. Travis’ corporate resume includes JP Morgan, Citigroup, PepsiCo, Under Armor, Gatorade and Cintas. Since going solo 5 years ago Travis has worked regularly as a speaker for Limitless Minds and Victory Road, and continues to work with teams including UGA football, Miami Marlins, NY Yankees, Chicago Cubs, and the Cincinnati Reds. Travis is the host of The Live Yes, And Podcast and author of his first book, “3 Words for Getting Unstuck: Live Yes, And!” Travis lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife and three kids.
Dr. Alessandra Colón
Dr Alessandra Colón’s passion for wellness started at a young age of 14, after surviving stage 4 cancer. Empowered by her love for life and health she is now skilled with proficiencies in sports therapy, rehabilitation, internal medicine, and nutritional guidance. Dr. Colón uses a "whole person approach." This approach to wellness involves discovering the root causes of pathology or dysfunction, and making interventions and lifestyle adjustments that optimize one’s ability to function within a day to day life. She looks to the spine when evaluating a patient's entire body and treats accordingly, as she understands that complete health relies heavily on how body parts affect each other biomechanically. Using this unique system, Dr. Colón is able to help her patients accelerate and maintain their journey to good health. Dr. Colón resides in West Palm Beach, FL. She loves yoga, travels, dance and is active in the community with charitable organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, St. Jude Hospital and Salute 2 Puerto Rico; serving as a living inspiration.