March 23, 2017 – 8:00pm – The Kelsey Theater – Lake Park, FL
6:30pm VIP Reception
This presentation is made possible by the following supporters of the arts:
Laura, Mark, Connor & Brady Smith
Julie B Hershman CPA PA
This event is dedicated to the memory of Chris Chopin.
Living an Extraordinary Life: Lessons from our Heroes
with Eddie Stephens
Eddie Stephens is a storyteller, astute observer, and solver of problems. During the day, Eddie is an Equity Partner at the West Palm Beach law firm Ward Damon, PL where he manages the family law department and litigates high conflict divorces. Eddie also serves the community as a board member of Center for Child Counseling and is the Program Chair for Leadership Palm Beach County’s Grow Program.
During this presentation, Eddie will describe how certain events in his life and his reaction to those events, led him to find significant success in business, personal relations, and philanthropic service. These experiences have had a deep impact on Eddie and led him to a profound understanding of humanity and our life’s journeys prompting him to do “something that matters”. Inspired by the teachings of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, Eddie will explore concepts such as “Sacred Geometry” and “The Hero’s Journey”. He will demonstrate how these principles can be employed to expand our individual comfort zone in order to help you break out of the ordinary and achieve extraordinary results.
100% of all monies raised by this event are being donated to Kelsey Cares and Kelsey Theater.
VIP Tickets $50 – cool laminate, access to VIP reception
General Admission $5
(TICKET LINK COMING SOON)
But why the Kelsey Theater?
Blame it on forty-five 11th graders!
I have the pleasure of being Chair of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Grow program, which is a leadership program for the best 11th graders in Palm Beach County.
On media day we stopped by The Brewhouse Gallery and the Kelsey Theater and met AJ Brockman. AJ Brockman is a digital artist who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He creates beautiful art with computers, his two fingers and his endless creativity.
Needless to say, he inspired the entire GROW class, teaching them that anything is possible.
AJ also has an interesting business plan. He rents wall space to artists. Instead of taking 50% commission when a piece sells, the artist receives 100% as they have already paid “rent”. This is a great model for artists and AJ is doing great things to build a community for artists and art enthusiasts.
For those artists who can’t afford to rent space, AJ created Kelsey Cares, a 501(c)(3) that subsidizes artists who want wall space or to perform at the Kelsey Theater.
In furthering AJ’s mission, I agreed to give my motivational presentation “Living an Extraordinary Life: Lessons from our Heroes” and donate all proceeds to the theater and his charity. This is mix inspirational / informative speech about sacred geometry, mythology and YES… STAR WARS!