The Speakers

The Speakers

Garrett Weber-Gale

Leo Ramirez, Jr.

Jenna Williams

Preston Smiles

Brian Schoenbaum

Garrett Weber-Gale

Garrett Weber-Gale is a University of Texas graduate, two-time gold medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and current Director of Sales & Operations at Camping World. He’s had experience speaking for organizations such as VISA, Hilton Hotels, YMCA, and yes, TEDx!

Other notable achievements include:

  • Winning an ESPY for "Best Moment" (2009)

  • Induction into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (2015)


Leo Ramirez, Jr.

Leo Ramirez, Jr. is the CEO and Co-Founder of Encast Inc, a computer software company centered around cultural engagement. He serves as a mentor for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Initiative and was an Austin Under 40 Finalist three years in a row for his community service.

Other notable achievements include:

  • Creating "Cliff's Notes for Dads," Austin's first childbirth prep class for new fathers

  • Co-founding multiple organizations such as EDCO Ventures, MiniDonations, and Copán, LLC


Jenna Williams

Jenna Williams is a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Specialist/Coach for Austin Independent School District. She has been a Trust Based Relational Practitioner and Educator for 5 years.

Other notable achievements include:

  • Speaking at the Texas School of Social Workers Conference and AISD's Teacher Induction Program

  • Neurosequential Model in Education Phase I and II Certification


Preston Smiles

Preston Smiles is a transformational leader and business coach. He has led workshops all over the world and founded/mentored for multiple life coaching programs, such as Kaboom and Elementum Coaching Institute.

Other notable achievements include:

  • Authoring Love Louder: 33 Ways to Amplify Your Life and co-authoring Now or Never: Your Epic Life in 5 Steps

  • Winning the "Millennial Mentor of the Year" award


Brian Schoenbaum

Brian Schoenbaum is the founder of Vuka, co-founder of Impact Hub Austin, and a partner of The Yard, all companies dedicated to creating community hubs that foster connection and drive impact. He is also a board member of Well Aware, YMCA Austin, and the Entrepreneurs' Organization (13,000+ entrepreneurs around the world).

Other notable achievements include:

  • Advocating and volunteering for Habitat of Humanity International

  • Board membership with the Amala Foundation