@ONE Co-Founders & Keynote Speakers
Jeffery Olsen, @ONE Co-Founder & Host
Jeffery C. Olsen is the Co-Founder of @ONE, a multifaceted organization committed to raising the consciousness of humanity by creating more peace, unity and love in our world. @ONE brings science, medicine and spirituality onto common ground, where people from all walks of life have a safe place to connect and share their unique experiences and specialized knowledge. Olsen’s passion is found in recognizing the oneness and divinity in all of us and working to manifest it through the mission of @ONE.
Olsen is a bestselling author and moving public speaker, inspiring audiences internationally with his intriguing stories of perseverance and inner strength. In 1997, Olsen experienced a horrific automobile accident that took the lives of both his wife and youngest son. He suffered multiple life-threatening injuries himself, including the amputation of his left leg above the knee. As a result of the accident, Jeffery had profound out of body, shared-death and near-death experiences, which give him spiritual insights not common in today’s world. He has appeared on several national and international radio and television programs sharing his inspirational insights and gifts.
Previous to becoming an author and speaker, Olsen spent thirty years as a Creative Director in the Advertising Agency business and was highly decorated for his work throughout his career with accolades from the New York One Show, the Clio Awards, Communication Arts and The American Advertising Federation, just to name a few. Olsen has also appeared in Forbes Magazine, the Inc. 500 and is an Earnst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, creating a winning combination of talent and tenacity.
Olsen remarried after his auto accident. He and his wife Tonya, have raised three sons, including two adopted boys. Jeffery’s greatest joy comes from simply being a husband, father and friend.
Tracy Coen, @ONE Co-Founder & Host
Tracy Coen is the Co-Founder of @ONE, a multifaceted organization working to bring science, medicine and spirituality together in a quest for common ground. Through hosting memorable events, publishing profound books, promoting key scientific research and gathering medical professional testimonials, we strive to create safe venues for people to connect and share their experiences. Our mission is to inspire the human spirit toward higher consciousness, with the hope of bringing more peace, unity and love into our world.
Tracy grew up on Long Island, NY and has resided in Boston, MA for the past 25 years, where @ONE is headquartered. In 1995, she Co-Founded Paradigm Associates, a boutique employee benefits consulting firm in the Boston area and enjoyed working with large and small employers from a wide variety of industries all across the country. She has always been keenly interested in spirituality, and now has the unique opportunity to help manifest @ONE by applying all she has learned from running her own business for 20 years, and all she has learned from her own spiritually transformative experiences, toward her true passion.
Tracy serves on the Advisory Board for the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) within the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. DOPS recently celebrated 50 years of painstaking scientific research around near-death experiences, children who remember past lives, mediumship, paranormal phenomena and the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Our vision for @ONE is to develop an organization that is in dedicated service to humanity by raising the awareness of our best and highest selves, and our shared collective consciousness.
Amikaeyla Gaston, Keynote
A Hate Crime In A Tiny Town
While waiting to go into a woman’s festival, Ami was nearly murdered by five young men in a big white truck. They smashed into her, dragging her 86 feet. Lodged between the tire and exhaust pipe, she could smell her flesh cooking. When the truck stopped all Ami could think to do was start singing. It took years of surgeries, physical therapy, and hospital stays to heal her third degree burns. No drugs could help the pain, so she turned to music, the only thing that reminded her of peace. The doctors may have healed her on the outside, but she healed herself on the inside. She learned every person has to be a part of their own healing, so she’s still singing, and sharing her story, because she vowed from that lonely abyss that she would help others get out of the pit of pain and be saved by music.
A State Of Emergency
As you look and listen to the people in this world, your city, your organization, you know people are hurting. Life seems pointless and without purpose, but where there is hurting, Ami brings healing, using the superpower of song to help people overcome and turn their pain into power. Over 20 years ago, Ami founded Red Siren, a contemporary interdisciplinary cultural arts and educational institute based in San Francisco and Washington DC. She has traveled the world as a speaker and Cultural Arts Ambassador in partnership with the U.S. State Department and the United Nations. The Magic Of Music As Medicine Ami collaborates with government, health, non-profit, environmental, and social justice organizations, hosting Music-Spirit Health Conferences, conducting Hope And Healing Retreats, helping at-risk populations, women and girls of color, even the terminally ill, to promote healing and wellness through the arts and activism. Due to her studies with traditional healers and cultural artists, coupled with her interest in the biological and psychological healing effects of music, she has performed internationally on radio and television.
Touching Hearts, Connecting Humans
Ami has spoken for corporations, leading their people through cultural competency and diversity training, fostering relationships by designing programs that allow different cultures and nationalities to gather together and address issues concerning our communities at large, touching a place dialogue alone can’t reach. Ami takes a multifaceted therapeutic approach through music, movement, and theater, that has taken her to places like Cuba and China where she’s worked with at-risk youth, and Israel and Sierra Leone to help refugee children, hoping to aid in alleviating pain and trauma caused by war.
Ami’s Mission—Speaking, Singing, Sharing
Ami is a sought after public speaker and performer who shares her thoughts and songs and music from the stage and speaks on topics ranging from conflict resolution to cultural competency. Her international program of public dialogue is designed to help people learn and grow together while participating around profound feelings regarding health, healing, music, race, and culture, to foster a more sustainable world infused with greater tolerance, freedom, and compassionate understanding. If you would like to see people unite and come together, put them in a room with Ami, for a release, a joy, an expression of self you won’t get from any other format, and you will hear the healing, see the smiles, and feel the peace.
Robert Tremblay, Keynote
Robert Tremblay was born and raised in Northern Vermont. He is a decorated Veteran of the US Army where he served as a Combat Medic with the 118th Airborne Corp. He later served with the National Guard as a Helicopter Paramedic. Robert’s career after the military led him into Law Enforcement in New Hampshire. After being hired as the youngest Chief of Police in the country, Robert changed careers the day after arresting the entire board of selectman in his own town. Robert then became an Investigator and Trainer in locating missing persons, which later lead to a career in the finance world. Robert spent the next 18 years in the automotive industry training Sales Management and Finance professionals in the difference of positive thinking and energy and its impact on our success. Robert became an Accredited National Speaker and Trainer and traveled around the country teaching until his illness in February, 2011. Robert spent the next four years battling multiple diseases and surgeries in a fight for his life including a journey through Hospice. But he never did it alone. That is the most important point in his entire life, he believes. The power of a team collectively has been a compelling aspect of his career in life and his brushes with death. It is this same team that Robert teaches about now in conferences and seminars. Team Humanity. Robert is a lifetime member.
Robin Landsong, Keynote
During a death experience as a child Robin Aisha Landsong was called back to life by the Medicine Song of her beloved African mother. Robin then became able to hear the Medicine Songs in the land and inside people. Now, with her husband, John she sings those song back to people in community ceremony.
John Utter is a Certified Life Coach, a former recording artist with BMG, Medicine Singer, and has trained as an Enlightenment Intensive Master. His personal involvement and research into mystical experience spans over 25 years.
In their Singing Medicine Community Ceremony John and Robin are on a mission to help people see the best in themselves. They sing sounds that are unique to each person for the purpose of reflecting back the beauty of their own spirit. They love helping people get that “aha” experience; seeing they have more freedom than they previously thought was possible.
Here is a link to our Singing Medicine video: http://www.robinlandsong.com/singing-medicine.html
Here is our website dedicated to the Singing Medicine with dozens of participant testimonials: http://www.singingmedicine.net/