CAM ’18 Conversation Starters

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl was one of the first Leaders in the world of modern Coaching. She served as one of the first Presidents of the ICF and was among the first group awarded the MCC designation.

Cheryl is a New York Times bestselling author of several books including: Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace, The Art of Extreme Self Care, You Can Create an Exceptional Life (with Louise Hay), and her most recent book, Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife.

Cheryl’s work has been covered widely in the media including The Today Show, CBS This Morning, New York Times, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and O Magazine. Cheryl was also the team leader for the Lifestyle Makeover Series on the Oprah Winfrey Show and she accompanied Ms. Winfrey on the “Live Your Best Life” nationwide tour.


Julio Olalla

Julio Olalla, MCC, founder of Newfield Network, is regarded as a pioneer of the coaching profession and transformational learning fields. Julio has trained thousands of individuals and organizations, CEOs, and government figureheads to challenge traditional thinking and create stronger leaders to navigate the turbulence facing our global community.

Originally an attorney with the Chilean government, Julio made his way to the U.S. after the 1973 Chilean coup d’état. He is based in Boulder, Colorado with a travel schedule that takes him worldwide.

His multi-cultural perspective makes him an in-demand, trusted advisor of Fortune 500 companies, international governments, and high-profile individuals.  Julio Olalla is a sought-after keynote and motivational speaker, addressing audiences on leadership, organizational learning, education, emotion, and executive coaching.  He is dedicated to generating a healthier, more sustainable way to inhabit the planet.

Julio Olalla is the author of From Knowledge to Wisdom.

David Houle

David Houle is a futurist, thinker and keynote speaker. He has keynoted numerous conferences across the country and internationally. In the last nine years he has delivered 750+ presentations and keynotes on 6 continents and 14 countries.He is regularly invited to speak at corporate management retreats.

Houle won a Speaker of the Year award from Vistage International, the leading organization of CEOs in the world. He is often called the “CEOs’ futurist” having spoken to or advised 3,500+ CEOs and business owners in the past eight years. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. During 2010 Houle was a featured contributor on His much acclaimed curated visual look into the future, launched in 2013 is

Houle has been speaking about the future for 9 years and has written multiple books about the future, beginning with his influential first book, The Shift Age, was published in 2007. “Entering the Shift Age” was published by Sourcebooks in January of 2013 and is a #1 Amazon best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting. His sixth book “Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing” with co-author Owen Shapiro was published in August 2014 and was named one of the top five marketing books published in the world in 2014.

In December 2015 he published “This Spaceship Earth” with co-author Tim Rumage. This book became the basis for Houle to found the global non-profit This Spaceship Earth, Inc. in April 2016. The goal of this non-profit is to create “crew consciousness” as we face Climate Change.

Houle is Futurist in Residence and Guest Lecturer at the Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida. He is Honorary President and Futurist of the Future Business School of China. He is a Founding Member of The Sarasota Institute.