"Who you see is who you'll be."

Come be inspired and expand your influence at 2020 STARTS NOW – brought to you by The Responsible Leader.

2020 STARTS NOW is an event that serves entrepreneurs in Los Angeles by creating a space for connection and education on business and personal growth topics, inviting participants to meet potential colleagues and mentors to support them along their journey.

The mission of this event is to attract top talent to present to our community to motivate and inspire participants to reach their grandest vision for themselves both personally and professionally while raising funds to elevate success around the world.


Sunday October 27, 2019

9 AM - 3 PM

395 Santa Monica Place | 3rd Floor

2020 STARTS NOW begins with yoga & sound healing by our very own Unatti board member, Jessica Esfandiary, on a tented Santa Monica rooftop, followed by an inspiring speaker series, vegan lunch and networking.

During the Keynote and Speaker Series, our guests will obtain tools on how to balance their personal and professional lives, raise money for their company, learn how to build brand awareness and how to attract clients rather than chase them.

Tony Lopez, founder of The Responsible Leader, believes that before one starts receiving abundance, prosperity and love, one has to give it away first – both to the community and to those in need.

As such, 100% of this events ticket proceeds and sponsorships will be donated to The Unatti Foundation, empowering girls of Nepal in vulnerable situations.

Both 2020 STARTS NOW and Unatti Foundation are aligned with supporting women in gaining independence, finding their fierce inner voice and inspiring them to give back to their communities.

The 2020 Starts Now Panel of Speakers

Kurtis Lee Thomas

Kurtis Lee Thomas is the #1 international best-selling author of the book, THE WORLD IS YOURS, THE AWAKENING-The Secrets behind “The Secret”.

Kurtis is a world-class keynote speaker and corporate mindfulness trainer whose spoken at the largest consciousness expos in the world, some of the top colleges, fortune 500 companies, and the world's most prestigious casinos such as Foxwoods Resort and MGM Grand casino.

Kurtis is a celebrity mindfulness mentor who dedicated his career to the powerful communion of mind, body, spirit healing and awakening the best in people.

His mantra of “First you must LEARN, then you should EARN, so eventually you can RETURN”, In 2011, Kurtis had an amazing and eye-opening spiritual experience that changed his world forever.

Kurtis discovered amazing abilities and mysteries about himself and the universe that he not only felt compelled to share with the rest of the world — he felt obligated!

Daniela Luzi Tudor

Entrepreneur & Intrapreneur. Changing the world by creating technologies that connect rather than disconnect.

Daniela Luzi Tudor is the co-founder and CEO of Pala-linq, recently releasing their first product the WEconnect mobile app, an on-the-go custom support and connection system for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction; helping prevent relapse.

The venture is guided by Daniela Luzi Tudor’s core mission: using the vast potential of technology to connect people and communities for physical, mental and spiritual health.

Daniela Luzi Tudor’s career has had a dual focus on entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. She has founded or been instrumental in three start-ups: Pala-linq, The Beats Running Events, and SoundStrokes. She has also built and managed consulting teams for large enterprise clients including: Union Bank, Microsoft and IT departments of major motion picture studios.

Frances Motiwalla

Frances is a grassroots political organizer, who for the last decade has worked as the Deputy Director of Development for @PeaceAction—the nation’s largest grassroots peace network—to help organize to place pressure on Congress and the federal administration through write-in campaigns, internet actions, grassroots lobbying and direct action.


I never anticipated leaving my work at Peace Action. But when I discovered that my Congressional representative had big banks, Monsanto, private prisons, defense corporations, fossil fuels, and AIPAC on his donor rolls—all while calling himself a progressive—I knew someone had to step up and challenge him.

As a Representative in Congress, I will continue my work impacting the issues I’ve been focused on for years—ending the war in Yemen immediately, pursuing serious diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula, and unearthing a path towards nuclear disarmament—while also being a force for change on the urgent domestic challenges our communities face.

Sandra Lopez, "Being Unapologetically You"

Sandra has been named one of the 50 most powerful women in tech by National Diversity Council and one of Latina Style's top ten Latina executives of the year, in addition to Co-Chairing the VR/AR Council for World Economic Forum. Her path has been unconventional to most by bucking social and cultural norms in her path of continuous self discovery. By attending this talk you will learn how to become your own CEO and enroll a team of supporters to your vision, or, "your personal board of advisers," as she has called it.

Jessica Esfandiary, “Your Partner Is Not Your Superhero”

It’s clear that it is not possible for one person to solve all the challenges their partner faces. Modern society has put so much pressure on romantic partners to be the first, last and only solution to our needs.  We’ll be exploring why intimacy in all your relationships is key, the power of your tribe, and how your own authenticity leads to designing the partnership of your dreams and not just between the sheets!

Tony Lopez, “Create Your Vision and Learn What is Holding You Back”

Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? And what do you want to have in 2020? You will walk away with clarity on creating both a vision and an action plan for your financial, personal and professional life. In addition, you will learn how to recognize what is holding you back from achieving the success you desire. Guest will experience clarity, peace of mind and confidence to achieve their dreams.

Plant Based Prosperity Panel:

Maryam Arjona- Event Coordinator & Social Media Strategist for SoCal Veg Fest

Maggie Ortlieb- Founder and CEO of Veg Out Los Angeles Magazine

Andrew Sealy- Connection catalyst, a yoga artist, and a movement creator. He is an internationally recognized yoga teacher whose teachings of compassion touch and inspire people worldwide.

Amanda Sevilla- registered dietitian and yoga teacher and the human behind “applesandamandas” on YouTub.

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