9:39AM (PST) – Barbara Reich, professional organizer & author of “Secrets of an Organized Mom”
All of you, especially mothers, can feel like life is running on a never-ending loop. The woman you are about to meet has all the strategies to “stay ahead of the curve”.
For Professional Organizer Barbara Reich of Resourceful Consultants, eliminating clutter is a way of life. Barbara tackles organization with a 360-degree approach, streamlining the homes, schedules and daily lives of her discerning clients. Equal parts affable and type A personality, Barbara’s tough-love approach yields real results and lasting change.
With a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Management from New York University, Barbara began her career as a management consultant, a profession in which she excelled as a result of her efficiency and attention to detail. Today she applies the same skills to help her clients rid their homes of excess clutter, streamline overbooked days and improve quality of living.
Known for creating solutions that are as aesthetically appealing as they are practical, Barbara transforms each space from the inside out. From powerful executives to busy mothers, clients appreciate Barbara’s unwavering confidentiality and eye for design.
A native of North Miami Beach, Barbara formed Resourceful Consultants, LLC in 1999. She and her husband, real estate attorney Jeff Reich, live in Manhattan with their teenage twins. Barbara has appeared on the Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times and New York Post among other publications. Her book, Secrets of an Organized Mom, is currently on shelves.
10:39AM (PST) – Hallie Rich, vitamin expert and Founder and CEO of AlternaVites
When it comes to diet and nutrition, few issues elicit as much debate and myth creation than vitamin and dietary supplements and the woman you are about to meet is here to address the misinformation that has grown over the years around vitamins and supplements and their use and benefits.
Hallie Rich is the third generation in her family to be involved in the vitamin industry. She worked side by side with both her father and grandmother at Evergood Products Corp, her family’s business, whose subsidiaries were responsible for the manufacturing and marketing of more than 1,000 nutritional supplement products sold at stores nationwide including Wal-Mart, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and Great Earth. Starting out on the manufacturing floor, then moving on to a series of positions including product development, research & development, marketing, advertising, and strategic analysis, Hallie rose through the ranks to become a senior executive at the Company.
During this time it was a closely kept secret that Hallie, despite being integrally involved in the supplement industry, never took any vitamins herself because she has difficulty swallowing pills. Following the death of her father, Hallie went out on her own and founded Rich Vitamins LLC to meet the needs of people like herself looking for nutritional products that are easy to swallow. Hallie introduced alternaVites in 2009 and in the process, redefined how people can take their daily vitamins.
Hallie received her BA with honors from the University of Michigan. She is the co-founder of Rich in Love, a charity that raises money for cancer research & prevention programs. To date, this charity has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. Additionally, a portion of each sale goes to supporting the work of Vitamin Angels and St. Judes Hospital.
11:39AM (PST) – Actor, Daniel Baldwin
The recent passing of actor and comedian Robin Williams brings increased attention to illnesses that far too many people suffer from: substance use and depression. These two afflictions are closely tied together; some people turn to drugs and alcohol to combat depression. For others, substance abuse leads to depression. Any addiction can trigger a multitude of negative feelings such as guilt, sadness, shame, hopelessness, helplessness, powerlessness, anger, anxiety and fear. The man you are about to meet has written and directed THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE, which speaks squarely to this topic.
Daniel Baldwin is no stranger to both feature films and television. He was in the HBO production “Grey Gardens” where he plays Julius Krug, the former Secretary of the Interior under President Truman and secret true love of Little Edie played by Drew Barrymore. The film also stars Jessica Lange as Big Edie and is based on the true life of Jackie Kennedy’s eccentric aunt and first cousin — both named Edith Bouvier Beale (a.k.a. “Big and Little Edie”).
Other notable film roles for Baldwin have included Oliver Stone’s film “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Mullholland Falls,” “Trees Lounge” (Steve Buscemi’s directorial debut), John Carpenter’s “Vampire$” (with James Woods) and “Paparazzi” (with Cole Hauser and Dennis Farina).
Baldwin is remembered for his role as the marriage-troubled Beau Felton in the hit series “Homicide: Life on the Street.” His television appearances include Showtime’s critically acclaimed movie “Our Fathers,” the SCI FI original movie “Anonymous Rex,” the TV movie “Open House” (in which he starred opposite Christine Lahti), and “Killing Moon” with Penelope Ann Miller. Baldwin has also appeared as a guest star on “Cold Case” and “The Closer.”
Born and raised in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, Baldwin is one of the many talented Baldwin brothers. Before embarking on an acting career, he was a stand-up comedian.