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Rha Goddess, Founder + VIP Coach
Rha Goddess combines her hard earned business savvy with her long standing passion for social change to create a conscious entrepreneurial movement dedicated to re-imagining “work” and ushering in a new socio-economic paradigm of True+Paid+Good.
Rha is a cultural innovator and social entrepreneur who brings over two decades of transformational “crowd rockin’” in the name of social change. As a world renowned performing artist and activist, her work has been internationally featured in several compilations, anthologies, forums and festivals. Hailed extensively in rave industry reviews from Time Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The Source and The Miami Herald among others. In her 30+ year tenure as a creative organizer Rha has shaped the face of racial justice and equality, electoral politics, offender aid and restoration, mental health and youth and young women’s empowerment. She was the 2008 recipient of the National Museum of Voting Rights prestigious Freedom Flame Award and a 2009 recipient of the Herb Alpert Award’s Hedgebrook Prize. In 2009, Rha was part of a special delegation invited to the White House and served as a U.S. Cultural Envoy to Rwanda.
Monika K. Moss, Senior Coach + Trainer
“I have been on a life long journey to wholeness. I have used many methods to get there including art, therapy, books, religion and other spiritual practices, leadership training, coaching, and Life Mapping. I have found my purpose, my passion and my happiness. I am living my dream and I am happy and I am at peace. And everyday, I get to help others do the same.”
For almost 20 years, master mapper and business consultant, Monika K. Moss has dedicated her talents to helping organizations and individuals create powerful road maps to make their vision real. As a Sr. Coach and Trainer with Move The Crowd, and founder and president of MKM Management Consulting, Monika is committed to partnering with others to make a difference by supporting the transformation of individuals and organizations.
A scholar and practitioner, Monika is a published author. Her books include Life Mapping: A Journey of Self Discovery and Path Finding and Embracing Cultural Competency (as a contributing author). She is regular presenter and trainer at regional and national conferences on issues that she has extensive experience including Personal Transformation, Gestalt Organizational Systems Development Theory, Strategy Development, Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Management, and Cultural Competence & Diversity. She is currently on the faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Organizational Systems Development Center and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.
Ms. Moss holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Howard University and Columbia University, respectively.
JLove Calderon, Senior Coach + Trainer
JLove is a renown activist, social entrepreneur and producer and is proud to be a Coach and Trainer for Move the Crowd. She is a certified Empowerment Coach, a Literary Coach, and a pro-liberation hip-hop feminist who has spent over two decades working on issues of social justice, race, and gender. She has authored or co-edited five award-winning books including: That White Girl (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster); Love, Race, and Liberation: ‘Til the White Day is Done" (Love-N-Liberation Press); and Occupying Privilege (Love-N-Liberation Press), winner in the 2013 Social Change category of the National Indie Excellence Awards. She’s been featured on Fox TV New York, GritTV with Laura Flanders, WBAI Radio and throughout the blogosphere.
JLove has received the Union Square Award for her activism and Self Magazine’s Self-Starter of the Year Award. She speaks regularly at conferences such as NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity), the White Privilege Conference, and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability), among others. On the collegiate circuit, she has lectured across the country at countless campuses, including Harvard, UCLA, Columbia, and New York University.
For television and film, she has co-created five docu-reality TV shows that are in various stages of development: Ride Or Die, The Progressive Voice, Off The Grid, and Asia-One; Expect the Unexpected, and Glamour Girls Off The Change Of The World. She is a Co-Producer on the feature film about her life story, That White Girl.
Josh Van Vliet, Coach + Trainer
Inspired by a belief in human potential, Josh works to facilitate individual and collective transformation in the service of social change.
As a dance teacher and certified Empowerment Coach, Josh works to create radical transformation in personal and cultural beliefs about gender and masculinity, in service of liberating and empowering individuals to live and dance more authentically and joyfully. As Coach and Trainer for Move The Crowd, he supports conscious entrepreneurs to thrive while honoring their most deeply held values and making the difference they feel called to make.
He has worked passionately to cultivate empowerment, joy, and community in a variety of settings including mental health centers, elementary schools, dance camps, and through one-on-one coaching. As a case manager with Gilead Community Services, Josh supported clients with mental illness to live independently. As a dance teacher, Josh has taught swing and blues dancing to students through the Yale Swing and Blues club, at dance camps including American Dance and Music week, Terpsichore Dance Holiday, and at Vinnie’s Jump and Jive (a nonprofit community dance studio), and has led movement classes for kids in schools with Recess Rocks.
Josh holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Wesleyan University. When he’s not coaching, teaching, and dancing, Josh enjoys playing and singing old swing standards, fusing Irish and French Canadian folk music with a pop sensibility, and otherwise noodling on his guitar. He also loves baking, and makes a mean chocolate chip cookie.
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