Our Hall of Fame of EPIC Speakers
EPIC, Aegis Living’s annual meeting, is nationally recognized for its emphasis on the personal development of our employees. In each meeting, employees are face to face with experts who change their lives for the better through positive energy, attitude and outlook. Some of our Hall of Fame speakers include:
Sharon Stone began her career working as a model and actor appearing in network television. She made her film debut in, Stardust Memories. In 1992, Sharon starred in Basic Instinct, and in 1995, she earned a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination for her role in Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, Casino.
In 1995, Sharon stepped in for Dame Elizabeth Taylor at the amfAR Gala; she has continued her work with the organization for 20 years, raising hundreds of millions to find a cure, and achieving major treatment advances including pediatric care for those suffering from AIDS. In 2013, Sharon was honored by the Nobel Peace Laureates at the Nobel Peace Summit, where she was given the ‘Peace Summit Award’ by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for her continuous humanitarian work.
Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords and Mark Kelly
Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is married to retired Astronaut Mark Kelly, who commanded the final mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour. Two extraordinary people whose lives were forever altered when Gabby was the target of an attempted assassination on January 8, 2011 that left six people dead and 13 wounded. Gabby was shot in the head. Doctors called her survival “miraculous.” Gabrielle Giffords’ and Mark Kelly’s story is a reminder of the power of true grit, the patience needed to navigate unimaginable obstacles, and the transcendence of love. We were honored when Gabby joined her husband on stage to tell us that her spirit “is stronger than ever!”
Harry Belafonte’s acting career has spanned more than five decades but, more than that, he is an internationally distinguished singer, stage, film and television actor, and political and humanitarian activist. Harry is also an outspoken activist for civil rights and humanitarian causes, supporting the civil rights movement of the ’60s as one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s confidants and organizing the 1985 Grammy-winning “We Are The World” to raise money and awareness of hunger in Africa.
Carlos Santana is a world-renown, Grammy Award-winning, guitarist, composer, singer and band-leader who helped to shape the concept of “world music” by his experiments with blending many styles of music from a multitude of ethnic sources.
One of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind/body medicine, Deepak Chopra altered how we perceive our health. He has changed our understanding of spiritual, physical, emotional and social wellness by developing a healing approach using both conventional and complementary medicine.
As the originator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, America’s No. 1 Success Coach has taught millions of people around the world his secrets for success. Jack Canfield has been teaching people from all walks of life how to quickly achieve their personal and business goals, and has created happy, successful people worldwide.
Dr. Wayne Dyer
In the field of personal development, Dr. Wayne Dyer is an international expert. He has written 30 books on inspiration, motivation and life-changing solutions. Dr. Dyer’s film titled “Ambition to Meaning” explores a spiritual journey from what our egos are taught early in life to focusing on a life of meaning.
An inspirational and motivational speaker, Naomi Judd shares her story about a life of difficult times and great successes. From a young single mother in an abusive relationship and her battle with Hepatitis, she has built a strength and unwavering optimism that permeates all who interact with her. “I’ve worked with a lot of CEO’s and was pleasantly surprised that Dwayne is such a renegade and sharing his search for self-actualization with his staff,” Naomi said. “His annual meeting offers choices for transformation.”