Susan Isaacs, Erwin McManus, Phil Cooke lined up to speak at EPA 2014
Susan E. Isaacs
Susan Isaacs is an actor, comedienne, author and speaker, with many credits in TV, film, and radio. She’s an alumna of the Groundlings Sunday Company and has performed at the Comedy Central Stage and UCB Theater. Susan has written original programming for DirecTV, consulted on independent films, and teaches screenwriting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Susan’s literary debut, Angry Conversations With God, a Snarky But Authentic Spiritual Memoir, was voted a Top Ten Religion book by Publishers Weekly. She has toured with author Donald Miller, author Anne Jackson and musician Solveig Leithaug. Susan performs a solo show based on her memoir and also speaks and teaches at conferences (Festival of Faith and Writing, Catalyst, et al) and churches throughout the country. Learn more at susaneisaacs.com.
Erwin Raphael McManus is the author of eight books translated into a dozen languages. His next book, The Artisan Soul, will be released in February of 2014. He has worked as a futurist for over three decades with an expertise in creativity, innovation, leadership, and culture. As an organizational consultant his work is focused on maximizing human potential and creative capacity. He sees the imagination as the principle vehicle through which we create the future and best express our uniqueness as humans. He is the founder of Mosaic, a spiritual community of faith in Hollywood, and works as a filmmaker as well as a creative director in the world of fashion. Erwin has a BA in psychology from UNC Chapel Hill, a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Southeastern University. Learn more at erwinmcmanus.com.
An internationally known writer and speaker, Phil Cooke has produced media programming in nearly 50 countries around the world. Through his company Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California—he’s helped some of the largest nonprofit organizations and leaders in the world use the media to tell their story in a changing, disrupted culture. He’s appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, and his work has been profiled in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. His book Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing shares his secrets of making today’s culture of disruption and change work for you. His newest book is Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media. He’s lectured at universities like Yale, University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, Liberty University and is an adjunct professor at the King’s University in Los Angeles. In addition to writing his blog at philcooke.com, he also blogs for The Huffington Post and is a contributor to Fast Company, Forbes.com, and FoxNews.com. Learn more at philcooke.com.