Alpana Aras-King

Member Spotlight


Alpana Aras-King

Visual Brand Coach | Storyteller | International Photographer


About Alpana

Alpana Aras-King is a Visual Brand Coach, Storyteller, and Photographer who helps women entrepreneurs and purpose-driven leaders embody their visual branding through strategic storytelling from the inside out. Her creative and strategic coaching techniques enable her clients to make an impact, gain influence, and increase their income.

Alpana has been featured in several prominent publications, including the NY Times, Instagram, and Apple. She is also a published anthology author for Women, Money and the Energy of Life as well as Bombay Bites, an Indian storytelling cookbook.

With a passion for empowering women in business, Alpana hosted an online summit called PowHer Up, featuring twenty-one inspiring experts. She offers 1:1 coaching and online courses combined with unique storytelling sessions to help her clients achieve their goals.

As an immigrant and person of color, Alpana utilizes the power of storytelling to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging. She believes in the transformative power of stories and uses them to bring people together and foster connections. Learn more about Alpana and her work at her website.

List of Awards and Recognitions

As a Visual Storyteller, my work has garnered multiple awards through juried shows from Photoplace Gallery, Center for Fine Arts, and Life Framer over the years. I have also had the privilege of showcasing my work through Catchlight, a non-profit organization that featured my art in the Public Art Abundance Exhibit in Oakland and the Democracy exhibit in San Francisco, alongside globally recognized photojournalists. In 2018, my work was part of the “Talk in Images” exhibit for the International Center for Photography (ICP) in NYC.

I have had the privilege of working with high-profile personalities like Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Culler, Project Runway’s Candice Cuoco, and Marcin Kleczynski, among others. However, the work that is closest to my heart is that of everyday people and representation. I was an artist in residence for an exhibit called “Shifting Borders,” which showcased non-stereotypical images I captured in Cuba.

Recently, I was invited to a prestigious gala event that recognizes top-performing leaders in the photography industry known for delivering high-touch, luxury experiences to clients who invest over 10k in our services.

EBC Wins

As a newcomer to EBC, I am still in the process of familiarizing myself with its members. However, last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Sam Leibovitz and Jill Lubin locally in the Bay Area, and it was a delightful experience. Sam and I bonded over my EBC membership and he was incredibly helpful and encouraging during my enrollment process. I also had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Valerie, who is a force to be reckoned with. As a brown immigrant, it was particularly meaningful to engage with a person of color who generously shared her own journey and offered valuable insights on building connections within the EBC community. I look forward to connecting with more members.

Why is Alpana passionate about the EBC?

I became a member of EBC when Eva Medelik invited me to attend the Annual event in 2022. We knew each other from another business coaching community. What stood out to me about being in that space was the incredible global community and the presence of inspiring leaders.

What people don’t know about Alpana?

As an immigrant from India, I came to America in pursuit of my American Dream. With just two suitcases and a thousand dollars, I arrived with an unwavering sense that there was more to my life than a predetermined destiny of an arranged marriage. In the patriarchal society I grew up in, my voice was stifled, and I often felt invisible and unheard.

As a risk-taker, I have a history of doing crazy things. For instance, I captured images in the midst of a snowstorm on top of a mountain in the Himalayas, and I once found myself in the back of a police car in Cuba.

How you can support Alpana

 My newly rebranded website, is a labor of love that involved deep inner reflection and a reclamation of my cultural identity. I would be grateful if you could take a moment to visit the site, share it with others that could use my support, as well as connect with me for virtual coffee chats, podcast opportunities or collaborations. As a new member of EBC, I would love to meet like-minded individuals who resonate with my message.



James Woeber

Member Spotlight


Key RoleS within the EBC

  • EBC Certified Master Trainer – Graduate 2019
  • EBC Call Leader
  • EBC Ambassador – North County San Diego
  •  EBC Envoy Committee – Committee Chair

Event Roles:

  • EBC 2023 Annual Retreat, Jan 27-29, 2023, San Diego, California – Presenter
  • EBC 2021 Annual Retreat, Jan 28-30, 2021, San Diego, California – Co-Lead
  • EBC 2020 Annual Retreat, Jan 16-19, 2020, San Diego, California – Leadership Team/Sevador & Presenter
  • EBC Costa Rica Deep Dive, Dec 1-3, 2019, Atenas, Costa Rica – Presenter
  • EBC Oceanside Deep Dive, Sep 12-14, 2019, Oceanside, California – Lead & Presenter
  • EBC Costa Rica Deep Dive, Dec 13-17, 2018, Atenas, Costa Rica – Leadership Team/Matamaha & Presenter
  • EBC Retreat/Global Influence Summit, Feb 10, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Family Constellations Presenter/Facilitator
  • EBC Retreat/Global Influence Summit, Aug 19, 2016, Detroit, Michigan – Family Constellations Presenter/Facilitator

James Woeber

Co-Founder and CEO of The Art of Heartful Living, International Trainer, Consultant, Bestselling Author


About James

James Woeber is a best-selling author, international consultant, and trainer who helps thought leaders and organizations to manifest their greatest dreams and serve as powerful change agents in the world. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Art of Heartful Living, a leadership and human potential training and consulting firm that for over 25 years has helped leaders free themselves from limiting patterns and beliefs, find deep joy and fulfillment, and create positive change in their personal lives, organizations, and communities. James is also a multi-award winning producer, director and writer in film, video, and multimedia working with organizations as diverse as socially-conscious nonprofits to Fortune 1000 companies.

List of Awards and Recognitions

  • 2021 EBC Gold Level Mentorship Awar
  • 2021 EBC Heart & Spirit Award, nominee
  • 2021 EBC More Award, nominee
  • 2020 EBC Heart & Spirit Award

EBC Wins

I’m deeply grateful to Teresa De Grosbois, Pam Bayne, the EBC leadership, and all the gifted members for the opportunity to collaborate, learn, and grow with such an illustrious group of leaders.
In the process of being part of the EBC, I have experienced significant wins in my business and life:
Financial Growth – Have tripled my income in my time at the EBC, through the connections and business guidance of pros such as Dr. Valerie Rene Sheppard, Colin Sprake, Brooke Ozlem Erol, and many others.
Collaboration Opportunities – I have had 10+ joint ventures and speaking opportunities with/through other world-class EBC leaders such as Candy Barone, Lisa Marie Platske, and Dr. Valerie Rene Sheppard.

Why is James passionate about the EBC?

Integrity – I love being in the same room with so many amazing leaders who channel their brilliance and heart toward helping others and creating positive change in the world.
New Family – It’s such a gift to have made so many dear, beautiful friendships with like-minded, inspired fellow leaders.
World-Class Training – The quality and expertise of both the lead teachers and fellow students in the Certified Master Trainer Program is awe-inspiring.

What people don’t know about James?

I used to do performance salsa and tango dancing as a member of various dance troupes. I can’t wait to get back onto the dance floor now that COVID is subsiding! 😉

How you can support James

ABOUT page of my website –



Anita Adams

Member Spotlight


Key Roles within the EBC

I am relatively new to the EBC and navigating the opportunities to see how I might play a more active role.

Anita adams

Founder & CEO Joyful Inspired Living | Retreat Leader | Podcast Host | Inner Wisdom Coach| Public Speaker


About Anita

Anita is an Inner Wisdom Coach, Retreat Leader and Podcast Host. She is passionate about teaching people how to connect with their higher self and tune into their soul voice to find the answers they are seeking about life, career, relationships etc, and to create a life that is truly aligned with who they are.

Anita is an award-winning leader, the founder of Joyful Inspired Living and the host of the Joyful Journey Podcast which is in the top 2.5% of all podcasts globally. She is also passionate about helping people reconnect with nature as a means to connecting with their higher self and open the channel to hear their inner wisdom.

Anita offers coaching programs to further guide her clients on their journey to their highest self so they can step into their calling with confidence and create a life of purpose, passion and great joy.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Women in Film and Television Woman of the Year Award 2018
  • Toastmasters International Speech Contest District 96 Division H First Place Award 2022
  • Toastmasters International Speech Contest District 96 Second Place Award 2022

What people don’t know about Anita

I’m a nomad currently living on Bowen Island in British Columbia and soon moving to Portugal to try life on the other side of the Atlantic for a time.

EBC Wins

I am relatively new to EBC, with just over 6 months with the organization. In that short time, I’ve received invaluable mentorship and guidance from several members who have given me insights that have helped me think outside the box and grow my business. I’ve also had the opportunity to be interviewed by a fellow EBC member for her podcast and to have her as a guest on my podcast, helping each other reach larger audiences and to further spread our respective messages.

Why is Anita passionate about the EBC?

The quality of people who are part of EBC is what initially drew me to the organization. They are passionate and purpose driven with a genuine desire to help others on their journey. I’m inspired by these individuals who also make me want to be my best.

How you can support anita

I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter, which I send out weekly.
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Asmâa I. Methqal

Member Spotlight


Asmâa I. Methqal

Fire and Flow Leadership | Feminine Leadership Advocate | Transformational Coach | Human Connection Catalyst | Business Strategist | Master Facilitator | Bilingual Speaker | Educator


About Asmâa

Asmâa I. Methqal is a business marketing strategist, transformational coach, master facilitator, and advocate of Feminine Leadership.

She is the creatrix of Fire and Flow, a business leadership academy that empowers women worldwide to maximize their impact and stay accountable to their mission by teaching them the skills to launch, grow and scale their business, teams, and community with fun and ease.

Asmâa’s mission is to create a harmony of fire and flow in the world by shaping future leaders into wave makers by guiding them to claim their feminine leadership, channel their fire, and live in a state of flow.

Her upcoming book “Fire and Flow Leadership” is planned to be released in 2023.

Visit to connect with Asmâa, learn about the Academy, and access free resources.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • The Brainz 500 Global 2021
  • CREA Global Awards 2022

What people don’t know about Asmâa

I am an incredible dancer and speak three languages.

EBC Wins

 1. Invitation to be a featured guest in podcasts hosted by incredible members in my first year of joining EBC such as Tina Thrussell, Gresham Harkless, Rodney Flowers, and Chris Salem.
2. Shift in mindset and clarity in my spiritual journey thanks to the guidance and support of members such as Robert Clancy, Rodolfo Carrillo, Serenity Raven-Wolf, Laura Rubinstein, and Kerri Hummingbird.

Why is Asmâa passionate about the EBC?

I love the caliber of the EBC members: incredible powerhouses with the most loving and humble hearts. I enjoy supporting members with their business and social initiatives or just connecting in appreciative conversations and being showered by wisdom and ah ha moments. I feel most grateful and fully seen when members reach out to me directly to offer their support and genius to propel my mission further.

How you can support Asmâa

I’d love support to increase my reach before my book launch planned in 2023 and be invited/recommended to be a guest speaker at various podcasts (English and/or French) focused on leadership, business, marketing, and emotional intelligence.



Donna Maltz

Member Spotlight


Key Roles within the EBC

I am relatively new to the EBC and navigating the opportunities to see how I might play a more active role.

Donna Maltz

Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Positivity Business and Life Coach


About Donna

Donna Maltz is a Positivity Coach, Eco-entrepreneur & Business Consultant, author, blogger, speaker, and Holistic Chef specializing in helping others live a legacy lifestyle as change-makers and thought leaders.
Her Motto is “Why Retire When I Can Inspire,”

She empowers leaders to live with clarity and stay true to their mission. For decades she has been a catalyst for change, guiding individuals and businesses working in the world of human potential to live like the future matters. She provides interactive, fun, powerful courses, and personal and group coaching for thought leaders, change-makers, and eco-entrepreneurs by sharing her 40 years of eco-entrepreneurship. She openly shares her holistic lifestyle and connects you to all the resources you need to succeed in life and business.

Donna is also a TEDx speaker and the host of a weekly podcast, A Dose of Positivity. Her inspirational books include Living Like the Future Matter ~ The Evolution of A Soil to Soul Entrepreneur. I AM ~ A Guided Journal to Cultivate Abundance, Conscious Cures~Soulutions to 21st Century Pandemics and Yummy Recipes, Wilderness Wonders, a healthy cookbook for kids and adults

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Best-Selling Author on Amazon
  • TEDx speaker
  • One of the Entrepreneurs chosen for – “Amazing Women of Influence: Heart-Centered Female Warriors on a Mission to Change the World!”
  • Honorary guest on many summits and podcasts
  • Write up in local newspapers
  • Small business owners of the Year in 2010

What people don’t know about Donna

My passion is to help make the world a better place for all lifekind. I am a Soulutionest and a voice for Nature, born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey. After graduating from the Evergreen State College Organic Farm Program in 1982, I found myself on a soul-searching journey to Alaska. I started the first natural foods bakery and café in the state, which I ran with my husband for 37 years. During this time, I pioneered a variety of successful eco-businesses — including the first national organic cocoa and chocolate syrup under the brand AH!LASKA.

I love encouraging others to live like the future matters in ways that better themselves and the planet. My motto is, “Why retire when I can inspire.”

I live on the Big Island of Hawaii with my husband and a bevy of beautiful animals and plants, where I run a successful life and business coaching practice. My husband and I offer healing retreats at their upcountry tropical farmstead, where every day begins and ends in Nature. I share my passion and skills for the culinary arts and the island’s gifts through Nature Therapy and photography.

When I am not working with clients or writing, you’ll find me hiking in Nature or swimming in the ocean, and always, with my dogs, photographing my love of life.

My talent is working with those striving to make a difference in their lives and careers while staying healthy and those on a quest to find more meaning in life. Balancing work style with lifestyle can be fun, empowering, & profitable, and making the connection between Food for People & the Plant can heal Mother Earth, and us is life-changing. One bite at a time, one choice at a time, we make a difference. Together we can build our immune system and the microbiome of the earth.

EBC Wins

Being that I am relatively new, I have not seen any tangible opportunities yet other than good connections for inviting people on my weekly live podcast, A Dose of Positivity, and introductions to other wonderful members. I have interviewed several EBC members.I look forward to and anticipate more people reaching out to me to be a guest on their shows.
When my new subscriptions come out this fall, I expect the EBC will be a great asset to the launch.♥️

The people that have been most helpful, and I am grateful.
Pam Bayne, Jill Lublin, Catherine Saykaly-Stevens

Why is Donna passionate about the EBC?

I am passionate about making a difference in my life and career and the EBC attracts wonderful people working to achieve positivity.
Making connections

How you can support Donna

  • I Donna Maltz can support anyone who is working to help make the world a more habitable place for all of “Lifekind.”
  • I am available to any member who could benefit from my offerings.
  • I offer members a complimentary consultation and a copy of my ebooks.
  • Also, a 10% discount on our Hawaiian Vacation Rental and holistic Retreats.



Satyen Raja

Member Spotlight


Key RoleS within the EBC

  • Founding Member
  • EBC Certified Master Trainer
  • EBC Call Leader

Satyen Raja

Transcendent Leadership Mentor to CEOs


About Satyen

Satyen, whose name means “Truth” in Sanskrit, has claimed his birthright from the universal expanse for the pursuit of enlightened human potential from a very young age. Satyen is both a master teacher and master student with over 40 years of rigorous study and practice in developing higher consciousness.

Satyen has guided some of the world’s greatest leaders and visionaries into their most transcendent Peak Existence. He has transformed the lives of over 100,000 students internationally and leads private and group mentorship for top CEO’s, high impact individuals and world leaders. His corporate work involves cultural advisory and training executive teams of elite organizations to shift from chaos, overwhelm and struggle into aligned, coherent, high performing teams.

What people don’t know about Satyen

Most of you may already know that I am a martial artist. What you may not know about me yet is that I have a unique collection of esoteric comics.

EBC Wins

I want to thank Teresa de Grosbois, connected me up with other influential leaders and it’s been a blessing. To be able to serve our esteemed members has been such a joy and deeply fulfilling.

Why is Satyen passionate about the EBC?

My mission is to enlighten business leaders for the greater good, so that we can have businesses be a positive contribution to society and the planet. What I love about the EBC is the quality and depth of business leaders and their collective intentions and service. I love that all the members come from their heart and have a higher purpose and meaning in everything that they do.

How you can support Satyen

Join Suzanne and Satyen directly as they support your growth and expansion through personal coaching, mentorship, workshops and retreats.

Further information and contact details can be found HERE