This just in: Athenaeum to host Walk the Talk Speaker Series on Feb. 20

For the first of the innovative TED Talk-inspired speaker series in 2019, Walk the Talk Speaker Series will bring its multifaceted event to the historic Athenaeum. The event will also feature live music, confetti, a “motivational balloon drop” and more, making it an over-the-top show unlike any other speaker series.

Titled Walk the Talk – Manifest: Anything is Possible!, the program will begin at 7:45 p.m. in the Athenaeum Basile Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now ($15 Admission, $5 for kids 11 & under) online at Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event. All seats are reserved.

Speakers for the Feb. 20 program will be:

— Kristian Aleixo, a professional race car driver and author of the autobiography, My Life in Story: The Outside Groove. The TV personality often draws from his experiences as a formerly homeless teen, an Iraq War veteran and a Type-1 diabetic. He is the official brand ambassador for the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and regularly visits Children’s Bureau Inc., School on Wheels and other charities.

— Sarah Glitzer, a leadership and empowerment expert, professional coach, inspirational speaker, and author. She is also the host of Flourish events, transformational experiences for women to help them create the life and career they will love. She worked for MTV News/Los Angeles, and is the third woman in Indiana history to win both the Miss Indiana Teen USA and Miss Indiana USA crowns. Sarah overcame a debilitating health challenge, allowing her to now live every day grateful that she gets to do what she loves as a full-time career.

— Isabel Hundt, a successful inspirational speaker, founder of the #ISeeUMovement and sociologist. Hundt is a certified transformation coach working with World Changers aka Empath-WarriorsTM, emotions-clearing practitioner. She is the author of The Power of Faith-Driven Success. Her expertise revolves around navigating your emotional world, the power of intuition and importance of perseverance in today’s society. Isabel has been featured on TV and well-known radio and podcast shows.

— Lisa Devon, a suburban mom who uses poetry to express the world. With topics ranging from politics to parenting, no one is spared her ire. Luckily for the listener, the madder she gets, the funnier it is. Her work is heavily influenced by Dr. Seuss, with word play sandwiched between rhythm and rhyme. Her unexpected voice and impassioned performance offers a fun and fresh perspective on the issues we all face. Lisa’s first book of poetry, Gems from the Bargain Bin, was released in 2014, and she now is integrating her poetry into her speeches.

— Machai St Rain, who loves traveling the world by bicycle, sailboat, and bus, and connecting with the amazing diversity of our sacred planet. She is passionate about inspiring change on a personal and global level in her work as a transformational life coach, movement meditation teacher, intuitive healer, inspirational speaker and grandmother of seven! Find her music, stories, and program schedules at, on Facebook at Peace Is Possible Bike Tour, or on Facebook at Machai St. Rain.

— Susan Hill, an ordained spiritualist minister and a part of the worship team at Progressive Spiritualist Church in Indianapolis. She’s a wife, mother, and grandmother of four magical grandchildren. She’s planning to write a book about spiritually wise things, but so far has been too lazy to get started. She’s an artist and an obsessive knitter and is active in community theatre as an actor and designer. She believes wholeheartedly in the words of Will Rogers: “We are all here for a spell. Get all the good laughs you can.”

Listeners should arrive open to new information and ready to experience the vision of Walk the Talk, with the expectation of receiving key takeaways that can be immediately integrated into their daily lives, improving the overall quality and awareness of each person’s life and those close to them.

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