Ronnie Tsunami - Soul Guide
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but currently based in Charlotte, NC, Ronnie Tsunami is a business and life coach, as well as a speaker who uses his unique combination of skills and experience in marketing, technology and spirituality to help thought leaders to create, grow and live their purpose while creating a better world.
With more than 25 years in product development and marketing in multiple industries, Ronnie has helped changemakers to transform the lives of millions of people in business, technology and health and wellness around the world. His innovative learning solutions have been implemented in thousands of academic institutions and enterprise organizations such as Microsoft, the US Air Force, NASA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable), and PlantPure Nation. To assist with creating lasting change, Ronnie has helped to develop local support communities for several different industries, such as IT and wellness, in more than 400 cities.
Ronnie co-founded the Plant-Based Network, a lifestyle and entertainment media company, and currently serves it's CEO.
Most recently, Ronnie Tsunami became certified as a Reiki Master and holds certifications in life and happiness coaching.
Pat Labez - Facilitator
Pat Labez is a senior services specialist, an Ignite Possibilities international best-selling author, and an actor who loves to inspire, create, and empower others. She has broad experience in long-term care administration and human resource/volunteer management, and has served in many senior advisory volunteer programs including the Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, Council on Aging, Hospice, American Red Cross, and was a member of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates. Her television work began in Hawaii over 30 years ago and, after finding herself back in show business again with roles that include the hit television series Blue Bloods and New Amsterdam, she has combined her professional life experiences to help other seniors and their families navigate through the challenges that many face in retirement so they can experience their own Third Act Encore. “A joyful heart is the beat of life,” she says.
Joanna Gustafson - Health and Wellness Director
Joanna is a wellness consultant, health writer, and health and fitness program creator with over 30 years’ experience. She earned a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion (summa cum laude) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as numerous health and fitness credentials including Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Health Coach, and a Certificate of Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell.
Prior to co-founding the Plant-Based Network, Joanna served as Wellness Director for a division of Westinghouse. In addition, she was AOL’s first online health and fitness instructor, and has worked as a community college instructor, dance exercise instructor, and meditation instructor. She is also an author/co-author of several books and health publications, and has developed unique wellness programs for nutrition, fitness, and relaxation.
Joanna’s other specialties include weight loss, plant-based nutrition, stress reduction techniques, office ergonomics, heart health, and immune system health. In her spare time, she is an award-winning tropical musician, songwriter, and artist.