2019 RMYPS Speaker Lineup

Keynote Speakers

Michael Hancock
Michael HancockMayor, City and County of Denver
Rocio Perez
Rocio PerezInventiva Consulting

Rocío Pérez, MBA is the Principal of Inventiva Consulting, LLC. Rocío guides leaders through the change management process, coaches leaders and individuals with their professional development needs, assesses organizational needs, implements innovative solutions and creates strategic and congruent marketing strategies. As a leadership breakthrough coach, Rocío’s goal is to help leaders discover and apply their hidden talents through recognizing, harnessing and strengthening existing capabilities. Her motto? Leadership is not only learned, it is lived.

Bryn Reid
Bryn ReidXperience Benefits

Bryn Reid is an innovator, coach, mentor, aspiring philanthropist and business owner. Bryn has built successful businesses in real estate, financial and employee benefits industries. As Co-Founder of Xperience Benefits he has helped pioneer a new innovative and modern approach to employee benefits. This client first approach empowers small businesses to develop a winning mindset to create better results for their business and their employees. Bryn’s foundation, Leave Your Legacy, is committed to helping support local nonprofits, community based organization and ministries. He believes the youth is our future and is fully committed to helping young aspiring professionals identify and achieve their greatness.

Chelley Canales
Chelley CanalesLighthouse/Haven

Chelley Canales is an entrepreneur based in Denver, Colorado. She is the Founder and Spiritual Spark Plug of lighthouse/haven, a hub created to inspire, connect and provide resources for awakening souls. She is a teacher, speaker, podcast/on-camera host, blogger and author with a firecracker spirit in a form that can hardly contain it.

Heather Carr
Heather CarrFooters Catering

Chef Heather Carr is as enthusiastic about food as she is on educating people about why food matters. Her unique style of cooking includes the utilization of every piece of edible trim that normally finds its way into the trash. Chef Carr is the Executive Chef at Footers Catering in Denver, CO and gives back to the community through volunteering her time and skills at organizations such as Cooking Matters CO, Work Options for Women, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Catholic Charities Sam House, and Colorado Open Lands among many others. She found success on the Food Network’s Chopped in 2017 as the episode’s Champion and returned for Chopped Champions in 2018.

Joshua B. Abromovitz
Joshua B. AbromovitzMessner Reeves

Mr. Abromovitz is an associate in the firm’s litigation group. His practice focuses on general civil litigation, trial advocacy, commercial litigation and taking businesses of all sizes to the next level. Prior to Law School, Mr. Abromovitz spent over 10 years as an actor (and often bartender) in New York City. Josh has performed all across the country from small professional theaters to Carnegie Hall.

When not in the office, Josh enjoys writing, studying music and exploring the vibrant Denver restaurant scene.

Stephen Brackett
Stephen BrackettFlobots, Youth on Record

Best-known as the lead vocalist for the Denver hip-hop group Flobots, Stephen Brackett is also a driving force in curriculum development and program planning for Youth on Record. As a Denver native, he has seen a decline in arts education in the public school system and is doing all he can to ensure that young people have the tools to tell their own story – be it through music production, lyric writing, poetry, spoken word or movement.

Yuko Lawrence, MA, LPCC
Yuko Lawrence, MA, LPCCTrilogy Holistic Mental Health Center

Yuko Lawrence is a somatic (body-centered) psychotherapist at Trilogy Holistic Mental Health Center in Denvers Cap Hill neighborhood, which brings a mind, body, spirit approach to mental health. She specializes in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, panic, and grief and is passionate about helping clients discover their innate ability to heal. She also works with an embodiment-based Rites of Passage program, Surfing the Creative, that brings diverse youth from around the world to participate in a powerful journey of self-discovery through dance, creativity, and difficult conversations. Yuko is also a meditation guide and a facilitator of the practice of Social Meditation at the Denver Shambhala Center and has years of personal training in mindfulness from living and working at a meditation retreat center. Yuko developed a somatic (body-based) framework for working with grief which she has presented to professional counselors and social workers including the Grief Networking Alliance of Colorado.

More speakers to be announced