Get to Know Our Speakers



Carrie Freeman

Carrie Freeman is Co-CEO of SecondMuse, an impact and innovation company that builds resilient economies. Since 2012, she has been steering the global company's approach to finding and nurturing innovators dedicated to social and environmental good, and building supportive ecosystems around them. Its mission aligns with Carrie's fundamental belief in the infinite capacity for humans to learn and grow, and the potential for inclusive markets and businesses to massively scale positive change.

Under Carrie's leadership, SecondMuse has run programs that define inspiring visions, build lasting businesses and unite people across the globe. Over the last decade, while growing 40% year over year, they’ve designed and implemented programs on 7 continents with 600+ organizations such as NASA, The World Bank, Pivotal Ventures, and Nike. SecondMuse has prototyped 30,000+ solutions, enabled $325 million of investment to support ventures, and generated $10B of social and environmental impact. 

Carrie's experiences at SecondMuse have strengthened her conviction that deep, sustained collaboration between governments, businesses, and the communities in which they operate, fosters innovation.

Before joining SecondMuse, Carrie worked for 15  years at Intel, where she honed her business and leadership experience in a range of management positions. In her most recent role there as Director of Sustainable Business Innovation, she pioneered strategies around a corporate impact investing fund and became deeply involved in and impassioned by, technology market solutions to global sustainability problems.

SecondMuse has accelerated 600 ventures, prototyped 30,000+ solutions, enabled $325 million of investment to support ventures, and generated $10B of social and environmental impact. 

Speaking to us on "How to Capture the Attention of your Ideal Clients Without Saying a Word."

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Keri Murphy

Keri Murphy is the CEO and Founder of Inspired Living and is an international speaker, media expert, and business mentor who helps business visionaries and leaders build influential brands. This international speaker, media expert and business mentor honed her expertise in the entrepreneurial field for over 23 years and on-camera for over 3 decades. Her company specializes in teaching entrepreneurs how to be seen, be known and be paid for their brilliance using video to catapult their business.

A veteran of television with appearances on MTV, E!, FOX, and NBC (to name a few), Keri will be bringing her hard-worn entrepreneurial knowledge and on-camera expertise to Ignite attendees. Keri’s signature “IT Factor” training is the most sought on-camera training for entrepreneurs in the US and has been featured on CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and many more.

Speaking to us on "Be Seen, Be Known and Be Paid for your Brilliance Using Video to Catapult your Business."

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Alex Sanfilippo

Alex Sanfilippo is the founder of, a software company focused specifically on the podcasting industry. Alex and his team have created popular services like PodMatch, a service that matches podcast guests and hosts together for interviews, and PodcastSOP, a project management tool that helps podcasters keep up with their episode releases. Alex is the host of the top-rated podcast called Podcasting Made Simple. Alex is also the author of two new bestselling books Podcast Host Mastery and Podcast Guest Mastery.

Speaking to us on "How to Launch a Successful Podcast."

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Jessica Sato

Jessica Sato is the founder and CEO of Jessica Sato Consulting, a corporate exit and business strategy firm that helps women make the leap into entrepreneurship and build profitable, purpose-driven businesses. 

After a 10-year stint as a leadership development expert, owning three other successful businesses, and a life-changing assignment in Ethiopia, Jessica created her transformational business to empower and teach women-owned businesses how to simplify, streamline, and be more strategic, so they can have more freedom, flexibility, and fulfillment on their terms. She does this by helping women leverage the unique power of their voice, values, and big idea to set themselves apart and sell with confidence.

As the Head Speaker Director for TEDx Franklin and a Speaker Coach for TEDx Breckenridge, Jess is passionate about helping people share their big idea in business and on the TEDx stage.

Speaking to us on "Light The World On Fire With Your Big Idea on TedX Stages."

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Tricia Turpenoff

Tricia Turpenoff's mission is to listen, hear and truly see you. To be able to capture your radiance, and essence, and elevate your image through the lens of her camera. Tricia has spent almost 30 years with all types of people capturing their personal history and branding their businesses. The difference you will feel when you work with her is that you will feel seen, acknowledged, and heard. It is her promise to you! 

Speaking to us on "How to Capture the Attention of  your Ideal Clients Without Saying a Word."

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Julia Bernadsky

Julia Bernadsky is an artist & the founder of Untamed Hearts, Creator of The Messages from The Universe Project, and Co-Founder of the Conscious Life Collective platform. Julia works with energy, guided by highly attuned intuitions, and she is also a Theta Healer. All parts of her work come together through Untamed Hearts where she creates beautiful & meaningful objects/jewelry infused with energy.

Her biggest desire is to inspire people to live their life with intent. Untamed Hearts is a purpose-driven brand where they are bringing together the worlds of Energy, Beauty & Consciousness, and Healing. Their pieces are stamped with “Peace For All” – it’s their message to the world. 

Speaking to us on "My Home-Country Ukraine."

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Paula Friedland

Paula Friedland, LCSW, CPCC has been a counselor, certified coach, public speaker, and trainer for the past 20 years. She works with people one-on-one and in groups to help them create lives that are truly meaningful, fulfilling, and connected to what really matters to them.

She teaches public speaking through an approach called, Speaking Circles® and also co-facilitates a unique and transformative self-development process called, Soul Speaks™. One of her passions and specialty areas is helping people break free from their fears around public speaking so that they can find their true voices and become authentic, powerful speakers in all areas of their lives.

Before entering the counseling/coaching field, Paula spent 13 years as an actress and singer, pursuing theatre in New York City, and she brings the creativity and passion from her years in the theatre to all of her current work with people today.

Speaking to us about "Speaking from the Soul."

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