TEDx Huntington Beach Speaker Line Up 2024

Below are our speakers for this event.  We selected a diverse set of voices each with a unique message to share.

Cindy Warden

As a classically trained pianist, singer, and former comedic actress, Cindy Warden loves inspiring others to get out of their own way and create more personal and professional success. 

Carol Barkes

Carol is an engaging conflict resolution thought-leader, mediator, best-selling author and consultant. Her goal is to help people rethink conflict so it is less stressful and easier to resolve.


Danielle Zanzarov

Danielle Zanzarov, PhD is passionate about helping people achieve health naturally. She holds a PhD in Natural Medicine and a MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

Diego Perez

Diego Perez, a 17-year-old high school junior from Los Angeles is a songwriter, guitarist and performer. He is passionate about music, and urging others to take bold steps in order to be okay with discomfort and uncertainty.

Hannah Kim

As a lyric soprano, Hannah Kim embraces a wide variety of musical genres such as opera, musical theater, oratorio, recital, and concert works.

Jeremy Stoker

With nearly 10,000 hours of pilot experience over 28 years Capt. Stoker has handled dozens of emergencies and serious situations, always keeping his passengers safe.

Mateusz Wolski

Mateusz Wolski, Spokane Symphony concertmaster since 2007, delivers dynamic performances worldwide. He's also recorded for acclaimed movie soundtracks, including The Good Shepherd, The Departed, and Hitch.

Razia Naqvi-Jukes

Razia Jukes, is a branding photographer and three-time bestselling author, empowering entrepreneurs to confidently present their brands, fostering connection and trust through her photography. She transforms camera-shy professionals into confident brand ambassadors.

Ruben Perez

Ruben is a tech entrepreneur who has founded multiple startups from ideas into profitable multi-million dollar ventures, enjoying amazing adventures along the way. Currently, he is pioneering the practical application of AI technology in startups.

Sofia Aguilar

Sofía Aguilar is an award-winning Chicana writer and editor in Los Angeles. Through her work, she hopes to empower her community through representation, diversity, and visibility in media.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Eagle Summit Equity is a Multifamily Real Estate Investment firm located in Torrance, California.

From gathering like-minded individuals to accredited investors, sophisticated investors, and partners, we are committed to serving you with excellence.

Specializing in Real Estate Syndication, Multifamily Real Estate Investments.

My Yuko Journey

My Yuko Journey - Your virtual Mentor. Helping you navigate showing up as your best self through expert guidance and different perspectives. Curated by Erin Tran. 

Christi Ahl

Christi Ahl is an Intuition Development Coach, Speaker, International Best Selling Author and Facilitator.

Vonavi - Lana Ivanov

Lana Ivanov is a skincare expert, formulator, licensed Master Aesthetician, educator, and award winning spa owner with over 15 years in the skincare industry. Lana launched Vonavi in May 2020 after she bioengineered complexes, and exclusive formulations. Vonavi Pro is redefining skincare solutions with a potent collection designed to bring dramatic results- healthier, younger-looking skin regardless of age or skin condition.

Talbert Middle School

Talbert Middle School believes in students: collaboration, engagement, innovation, problem-soling, and rigor for All. Talbert Middle School is the venue sponsor for TEDxHuntingtonBeach.

Dave Luehr

Dave Luehr is a small business coach, author, speaker and vocal artist specializing in helping family-owned businesses dominate in a world of giants. He is an entrepreneur operating three companies including Elite Body Shop Solutions, The Limitless Entrepreneur, and Collision Technology Solutions.

Dave Luehr can be reached at info@thelimitlesse.com or by calling 615-802-DAVE.

Jenny C Cohen

Jenny C. Cohen believes in a world where everyone can dance to heal and feel safe in their bodies knowing they are created in beauty and perfection in spite of life happenings. Jenny healed through the Outside In Mastery process shared  in her international #1 best seller “Outside In Recovery: Dancing My Way Back to My Self...”.  

Changing Course

Our mission is to provide you—our clients—with the guidance, encouragement and support to live your life on purpose, work at what you love, and follow your own road.

At Changing Course,our foundation is the Life First, Work Second™ approach to career planning. When you work with us, we focus on designing your work around the life you want to live.


NovaDawn.AI works with organizations to improve business processes by applying emerging AI technologies. For a no nonsense discussion of the ways AI might help your organization do more with less. Contact us at info@novadawn.ai

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Dr. Izdihar Jamil, Ph.D.—#1 International Bestselling Author of Are You Visible?, TV Show Host and Visibility Expert—has appeared on FORBES, Fox TV, and TED.com

She helps leaders to be SEEN, HEARD and CHOSEN as the go-to experts in their field with proven, predictable and effective visibility methods. She’s also the Curator for TEDxHuntingtonBeach. 

Izdihar is featured in the book “Heroes, Leaders and Legends” with Oprah, Jack Canfield and Deepak Chopra. She lives in California

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