ABOUT CHRIS MENTZEL
Entrepreneur, Innovator, Father, Lover
Chris has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and decided early in his life to take the entrepreneurial path, rather than working for a large company. At age 28 he founded Germany’s first software company for CD-ROM and led many of Germany’s biggest publishing houses into the new world of electronic publishing.
After four years, he sold the company and decided to relocate his family to the most beautiful place on earth – Maui, Hawaii. He helped Maui to become a world leader in solar and wind energy and took on a position in the Hawaii Democratic Party.
He then created a software company in Palo Alto, California, and operated it mostly from Maui during the birth of the Internet in 1997. In 2000 the company went public, but went under when the Internet bubble burst.
Chris then created a spiritual center on Maui, called the Deeksha House, and operated it for seven years.
For the last seven years, Chris specialized in running online courses and summits, focusing on the leading Acupressure training website.
Always dedicated to the future of our planet, Chris is now studying new ways of making food that is healthier for people and the environment.
He has four grandchildren that he adores and has found the love of his life.
ABOUT WILL WILKINSON
Entrepreneur, Writer, Communicator, Husband
Will discovered the magic of words at age four when his school teacher mother taught him to read. Ten years later he wrote his first book and has authored, co-authored, or ghostwritten 31 inspirational books since then (including a survivor interview based chronicle of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, Forgiving the Unforgivable, the innovative social/spiritual commentary Awakening From The American Dream, and the Canadian best seller Attunement With Life), plus scores of courses, training programs, a screenplay, a novel, and scripts for documentaries and websites.
He first took to the stage at age 11, singing country and western tunes with his brother on a weekly Canadian TV show and was soon MC’ing live events, then managing production at a small TV station, directing remote video shoots, and contributing to documentaries. His journey to communication mastery has included hundreds of TV interviews, radio shows, mediation work, coaching and training and mentoring, hosting podcasts, and, most recently, building a motivational app with his business partner and co-founder of the Thriving Leadership Academy.
“Communication is at the heart of everything! From self-talk to phone calls to relationship conversations to writing emails and texts, business presentations and media appearances, how we communicate largely determines our quality of life. What’s more, this is how we create real and lasting wealth, by communicating our authentic selves to become trusted friends and business allies.”
Will has experimented for decades with alternative economic systems, co-founding the Southern Oregon Time Co-op in 2011, and has enjoyed a wealthy lifestyle without “rich people problems”. He recently moved back to Maui where he met his wife 28 years ago and they now reside in their old neighborhood.
ABOUT WILLIAM LINNEMANN
Entrepreneur, Banker, Real-Estate Expert
William immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 15. He built an amazing career in International Banking, Loans, Real Estate Brokerage and Real-Estate Investments.
He was deeply influenced by Yogananda’s teachings and has used spiritual principles to guide his life, while living a rich, truly free lifestyle.
He is now sharing his experience and wisdom and is a living example of the truth of wealth-building principles.