In June 1990 while free rock climbing, Dõv Baron fell approximately 120 feet and landed on his face. The impact shattered most of the bone structure of his face, disintegrating some of his upper jaw and fracturing his lower jaw in four places. After nine reconstructive surgeries, no external evidence remains of the damage however, this experience was life changing.
Before the fall, Dõv had spent years building a reputation as a dynamic speaker and teacher in the field of personal and professional development but it wasn’t until sometime after ‘the fall’ he began to see the beauty and elegance of what had really happened… The return to his own CORE, what he calls his ‘Authentic Self’.
Today, Dõv is a Mentor to leaders in a variety of fields. He is a thought leader and speaker who is also a bestselling author of several books including: “Don’t Read This…Unless You Want More Money!”
He has also been the host and executive producer of the extremely popular radio show: “Full Monty Leadership Show” Where Authentic Leaders Let it ALL hang out about Loyalty, Culture and growth. The show broadcasted out of Seattle, Chicago, Colorado and globally via the internet and at this time has almost 1,000,000 download worldwide.
Dõv’s has interviewed and worked with leaders featured on: Oprah, Ellen, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, Huffington Post, Larry King, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and many other top ratted media. He also has a massive social media platform with over 200,000 followers via Face book, Twitter, Linkedin, Podomatic, iTunes etc.
In addition to being an author and a radio host, Dõv is also the leading expert on Developing Authentic Leadership and he is the world’s only Corporate Cultural Momentum Strategist, serving top performance individuals, corporations and organizations to generate both exponential growth and fierce loyalty.
Dõv has been sharing his wisdom and expertise privately and on international stages with professional leaders for more than 25 years.
His passion mixed with humour and ‘get to the point’ no BS style are contagious. Within moments you will feel a genuine connection with a man who authentically walks his talk. Dõv believes that the world needs more leaders who are Authentically committed to standing in their truth, sharing their inner genius, and empowering others to do the same.
Matt Stephans has been coaching and training people since 1996, and has been participating and coaching personal development and transformational programs since 2001. As far back as high school, Matt enjoyed teaching people, helping them have the “light bulb moment” where they understood something they hadn’t just moments before. He has coached thousands of participants in group settings, making a difference not just for them but also serving as a coach and mentor for the other leaders of the programs. He truly fulfills upon his declared commitment to be “A coach of coaches and a leader of leaders.”
He worked as a Vice-President of Technology for a computer company before founding what became the largest swing dance organization in the world. He also founded a company designing competitions for adults, ranging from poker tournaments in Montreal, to Air Hockey tournaments in Las Vegas, to scavenger hunts in Palo Alto. Matt lives with the love of his life in Phoenix, AZ.
Matt received a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also taught people how to use email and set up networks just as the Internet was getting popular.