Our Advisory Council’s purpose is hold an empowering energetic space, providing alliance and support for the unfolding of the CMomA vision. These are individuals who have blazed an impressive and inspirational trail in the fields of philanthropy, and transformational leadership. We are privileged to have their presence on our journey and their endorsement of our mission.


Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith is the author of the award-winning books: Spiritual Liberation, Transcendance and Life Visioning: A Transformative Process for Activating Your Unique Gifts and Highest Potential. He has appeared in the PBS special, The Answer Is You, has been a guest on Oprah, Larry King Live, 20/20, and Tavis Smiley, and was featured in the award winning film The Secret. Rev. Michael is also Co-Founder and President of the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT); convener of the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


CEO, Success Coach & Co-Creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul®” series Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre. A Harvard graduate with a Master’s Degree in psychological education, Jack is the co-author of Dare to Win, The Power of Focus, and his latest best-selling book, The Success Principles(TM): How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Jack is also a featured teacher of the smash hit The Secret which is a revolutionary documentary about “The Law of Attraction”.


Multi-dimensional Media executive and producer Up until 2010, Scott was President for the Domestic Television Distribution for HBO. In 2009, he founded Soul-Centered Media, a development and production company designed to facilitate the creation and distribution of transformational content across all media.


Best Selling Author and Speaker Kristine Carlson captivated readers with her first three bestsellers, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women and An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love. Expanding on the phenomenal success of her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s work, Kristine is continuing to share the timeless wisdom of the “Don’t Sweat philosophy” in a celebration of Mother’s everywhere with her latest book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms. Kris is also the American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” 2012 Spokesperson.


Vice President, Acquisitions & Development of Global Content at FremantleMedia International Hayley’s responsibilities include acquisition of content for international distribution for television and digital platforms. She also manages partnerships, and oversees new business development. Prior to joining FremantleMedia in 2011, Hayley was the Manager of Acquisitions for Shine International where she established the Acquisitions Department and oversaw all new business initiatives.


Creative Visions Foundation Founder & Chairman Kathy has worked as a journalist, television and film producer on three continents. After the death of her 22-year old son Dan, she launched Creative Visions Foundation, which supports “creative activists” who use arts and media for social impact. Her memoir, “In the Heart of Life,” will be published in September 2013.


Founder and CEO of The Women’s Information Network Dr. Paula Fellingham, an international speaker, author of five books, and former syndicated radio show host, received her Doctorate of Education in Human Relations. Her Women’s Information Network, The WIN (, is rapidly growing globally, with a presence in 152 countries. Paula is the mother of 7 grown children and the grandmother of 19.


Music Performer, Writer, Producer and Animal Activist Julie is a Golden Globe winner and internationally known multi-award winning singer, songwriter and music producer. She is also the Founder of Songs for Elephants…whose mission is to advocate for, protect, and help provide sanctuary for the critically endangered elephant species worldwide.


Executive Director for the GWENNetwork Jacqueline is a passionate “philanthropreneur” author, speaker and master connector. Her passion is in showing corporations and entrepreneurs how selective contribution and alignment with non-profit causes will not only help others in need, but also generate new revenue streams, and increase brand loyalty.


Psychic Medium & Clairvoyant Thomas John is an internationally regarded psychic medium and clairvoyant, published author and life coach. He attended the University of Chicago, and held post graduate research positions in medical and hospital settings including internships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Yale University. Thomas has been featured by top media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and the Travel Channel. He is a regular guest on 103.9 WFAS FM & 77 WABC AM.


Founder: Women’s Health Foundation Missy Lavender graduated with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. Her early professional career was focused on real estate, finance, and investments. In 2004, Missy co-founded Women’s Health Foundation (WHF) to help bring education, funding, and research to the field of women’s pelvic health.


Film & television writer and producer Nominated for an Academy Award for For all Mankind, Ben has been in close association with the aerospace industry with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). He is currently writing and producing a symphonic celebration of Mexico’s Day of the Dead, scheduled to premiere in Mexico City and Houston during the 2012-2013 concert season.


Founder and CEO of LifeSOULutions Speaker, best-selling author, executive coach, and corporate consultant, Mary Morrissey’s transformational talks and seminars have made her one of the elite teachers in the human potential movement. Mary is the president and founder of LifeSOULutions, an international company providing programs and products that transform dreams into reality. Mary has over 30 years experience empowering individuals in achieving new heights of spiritual aliveness, wealth, and authentic success.


Founder: Morter Institute & Healing Center Dr. Sue Morter is an internationally recognized authority on bridging science, spirit and human possibility. She founded Morter Institute & HealthCenter, a multi-doctor healing and wellness facility. In addition to her private practice, she speaks internationally and she holds seminars around the world.


CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC Lisa Nichols is a best-selling author, international speaker and empowerment coach. Her participation in the self-development phenomenon, The Secret, catapulted her popularity across the globe. Lisa has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Extra,” “Larry King Live” and on NBC’s “Starting Over.” Lisa is the founder of Motivating the Masses and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC.


Political and Environmental Activist Sara Nichols is a retired public interest environmental attorney. She is the Co-Founder of LA Bioneers, and currently focuses her time as an environmental and political activist, and being Lucja’s deeply committed grandmother.


Executive Director j.k. livin foundation Shannon started her career in the entertainment industry for Tommy Hilfiger Inc., and at Creative Artists Agency, where she was a program director in their philanthropic division. Shannon continues to take on leadership roles in a number of charitable causes in Los Angeles, including The Faro Foundation, The Sam Loeb Scholarship Fund, One Voice, Communities In Schools, Teach for America, Hollygrove, and Fairfax High School.


Entertainment Publicist, Activist, Show Host Lisa’s passion and speciality is in co-creating social growth and humanitarian progress . She is the Founder of Revolution YES, a project that inspires the new generation of leaders, and the host of The Legacy Show, where celebrities and change agents share how they make a difference in the world. She has managed corporate campaigns and red carpet events with Maya Angelou, Courteney Cox, Carol Channing, Fox’s GLEE cast and many more.


Transformational leader and a #1 New York Times bestselling author Marci’s bestselling books include Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason. She is also the co-author of six of the top-selling titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and a featured teacher in the international movie and book sensation The Secret.


Internationally Acclaimed Spiritual Author and Lecturer Marianne is the author of thirteen published books, with four #1 New York Times Best Sellers. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, serving 1000 homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area daily. Marianne also founded the Department of Peace Campaign, a grass roots campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace. In 2010, she created the SISTER GIANT movement, which purpose is to support a higher level of contribution among women who want to increase their efficacy as activists and/or candidates, in order to uplift the tenor of American politics and in so doing help heal the world.