Add our annual BestLife Talks Event to your calendar! Join us for the chance to learn from other young adults and build your network of likeminded and ambitious individuals. We are looking for motivated young adults between the ages of 14-24 to attend, volunteer or even present at this event! Learn about leadership, communication and skills to advance your professional, academic and personal life!
Learn to live your BestLife and sign up today!
**We have limited spots and scholarships available for participants.
Date: Saturday | January 13, 2024
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
Join a growing network of like-minded individuals that want to continue growing outside of the traditional classroom. You will be able to participate in virtual meet-ups and gain access to a library of online resources as well as early access to our monthly newsletter! We also offer one on one mentorship for members of the BestLife Community.
**Now thru the rest of 2023, joining the BestLife Community will be completely free as we try to make it accessible and welcoming for everyone.
Who: Anyone who wants to learn new skills and grow their network
When: We will be hosting bi-monthly meetings but you will have access to our communication channel
Where: Virtual and in-person, you can join from anywhere in the world!
At 20 years old, Isabella Meadows is helping young entrepreneurs grow their business by increasing their creative energy through healthy living. Isabella is an inspiring public speaker, speaking on the topics of holistic wellbeing, creativity, and self-confidence.
Currently a senior at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, Isabella is majoring in accounting, marketing, and finance. She is the president and founder of Next Up Speakers at ASU, in partnership with the National Speakers Association, empowering college students with public speaking skills and confidence.
Certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and working towards becoming a Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, and C.O.R.E. Dynamics Specialist, Isabella harnesses the power of language to inspire authentic living. Isabella’s advocacy for holistic well-being, self-love, and public speaking education makes her a guiding light for the next generation of leaders.
My name is Matthew Hudson and I have dwarfism. I love to play soccer, futsal, do graphic design, and be involved in student government at school. I will be presenting information on how to overcome adversity and use my personal experiences to show how I have overcome it in the past and how I am working with adversity right now in my life.
Colt Hayward is the fifth of six children and is in seventh grade. He loves all things outdoors and loves to play any kind of sport. He loves fishing and hunting with his dad, siblings and friends. His favorite sports are volleyball and basketball. Colt values honesty and integrity. He values kindness and trust, as he has an older brother with special needs, and he understands the importance of inclusion. Colt loves to play the piano and his favorite subject is math. He is an active member of his church youth group and is a leader there. His home is full of life and noise, and Colt is a calm, steady member in his family.
My name is D’Angelo Perez and I’m a proud Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa. I am currently a Junior at ASU, majoring in Political Science while pursuing minors in Sociology and French. My ultimate ambition is to delve into the world of foreign policy and diplomacy, through non-profit organizations or the U.S. Department of State. Alongside my academic pursuits, I am profoundly passionate about helping my community, which has inspired me to become an activist and organizer dedicated to advancing racial justice and fostering interfaith harmony. Within this context, I proudly serve as a student leader within the NAACP and the Arizona Faith Network. In addition to my advocacy work, I also hold the position of president of my church’s student association on campus.
Beyond my academic and community commitments, I find joy in music, especially when it involves Latin dancing and playing the piano. Spending quality time with my family is an invaluable part of my life, and I’m endlessly curious, always searching for new knowledge and experiences.
Hello! My name is Sofie Wycklendt and I am a 20-year-old Undergraduate Student at the Barrett Honors College at ASU. I am studying to get my Bachelor of Science in Social and Behavioral Sciences with an Emphasis in Marital Studies, Double Minoring in Psychology and Sociology, and a Certificate in Family Communication. I hope to go all the way to a Ph.D. in Psychiatry because I believe I was born into this world to make the world a better place. I serve as Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business Senator, am a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and I am a Campus Representative on Barrett’s Honors College Council. I love sharing my heart and truth with the world, there is nothing more special than that. I have found some of the most rewarding experiences of my life sharing life lessons with those around me. The beauty of life is to earn the best future through my own merit, always keep learning, and make an impact on those around me. I would be humbled to share my story in hopes of making the Phoenix Community a more connectable place!
I have previous public speaking experience as serving as the Executive Director and Founder for the 1st ever Fountain Hills High School Alumni Association. I have brought the Fountain Hills community closer through spearheading an initiative that connects alumni and current students to resources, events, and relationships that may be valuable in one’s future.
Scarlett Uribe is the director for the BestLife Talks Event. She spoke at the 2023 event on Choosing Risk Over Comfort. Currently an undergraduate student at Barrett, the Honors College at ASU, she is studying Environmental Design and has added a certificate in Sales and Marketing Essentials. She’s been working at BehaviorRx Educational Staffing for about 2 years now and is super excited to help grow the BestLife Community.
Her hobbies include traveling, playing soccer, event planning and dancing Salsa. She is currently a part of the Training Team on the Stilo Dance Company and the Director for the Latin Sol Festival at ASU.
Ben Dodge is originally from Lancaster, California but studied at Psychology at Arizona State University and studied law at Willamette University. With a passion for cycling, he is the founder of Bike Accident Attorneys. As our keynote speaker for the 2023 BestLife Talks Event, he’s made an impact in the lives of young adults and youth by emphasizing the importance of mindset and remembering that each of us matter as individuals.
Shane Mosley is the CEO and founder of BehaviorRx Educational Staffing. With a passion for personal and professional development, he is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in a variety of roles. Mission critical start-up vision development, collaborator and executor. Skilled in Operations Management, Sales, and Community Engagement. Strong business development professional with a Masters in Educational Leadership and acutely focused mindset on Human Development. Highly interested in networking with individuals looking to create opportunities for youth to excel and realize and develop internal capacity.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”- Aristotle
“You life does note get better by chance, it gets better by change” -Jim Rohn
“Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you become the person who can” -Will Smith
My name is Stephen McNair-Larese and I am the Sales Team Leader at Keller Williams. I am a University of Arizona graduate where I majored in Translation and Interpretation, and minored in Teaching and Business Administration. I have a lot of experience with property management and working with investors to help them rent their homes for a profit. As our Lead Buyer’s Specialist, I have helped many people become qualified to be able to buy the house of their dreams. I also speak Spanish fluently, and enjoy helping in the community.
Check Out Our Speakers From Our Last Event!