"The Back Forty" founder Darrell Gurney interviews Winn at 2017 California Women's Conference

In this live interview with "The Back Forty" founder Darrell Gurney at the 2017 California Women Conference, Winn talks about how we can make the second half of life the best half.


The Back Forty idea is radical. It says that whatever has come before does not determine what comes next. It's about a radical renewing of the mind into belief and action that have you play big. Come discover your Big Game Back Forty Future. It's what you came for.

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Dr. Michelle Christie
Founder of No Limits for Deaf Children & 2017 CNN Hero

Dr. Michelle Christie founded the nonprofit organization, No Limits, in 1996 to help underserved and economically disadvantaged children with hearing loss gain the skills to succeed in school and life through its national theater program and after-school educational centers. As a leader in the field of deafness, she has been the subject of multiple documentaries and received numerous awards for her revolutionary techniques.

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Michelle will warm your heart with her lifelong commitment to serving underprivileged deaf children and give you an educated view into that world.

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Go behind the scenes with Winn Claybaugh and his June 2017 MASTERS Audio Club guest, Michelle Christie, founder of No Limits. Learn more at www.nolimitsfordeafchildren.org and www.winnclaybaugh.com

Winn Claybaugh Receives 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations’ (NECO) presented its 2017 Ellis Island Medals of Honor on Sunday, May 13, 2017. Winn Claybaugh, author, keynote speaker, and dean/cofounder of the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools, along with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Governor John Kasich, PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, and TV host and journalist Fareed Zakaria were among the 90 honorees.

A business owner for over 30 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder and co-owner of hair care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division, with more than 100 locations throughout the United States. Under his leadership, the schools’ annual “FUNraising” campaign has raised and donated over $18 million in support of many charitable causes: funds have built homes with Habitat for Humanity, fed thousands of African orphans, and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, abuse, and hundreds of other causes.

A popular seminar leader and keynote speaker, Winn also travels extensively as an educator and consultant, helping thousands of businesses build their brands and create successful working cultures. He serves on the board of directors of the nonprofit organizations Bright Pink and the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation. In 2004, he was the youngest person ever named to the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Hall of Leaders, In 2011, behindthechair.com honored Winn with the Hairdressers Unlocking Hope award, given to individuals in the professional beauty industry who serve as exemplary models of philanthropy, giving back to their communities and to the world with generosity and spirit. Recognizing his leadership of the Paul Mitchell Schools’ annual FUNraising campaign, Friendly House named Winn Humanitarian of the Year, he received Thirst Project’s Vision Award, and American Salon named him one of the top five “Industry Leaders Who Helped Revolutionize Education.”

“Our great country could not be what it is today without the contributions of immigrants,” Claybaugh said. “I am proud to come from a family of ancestors who sacrificed so much to be in America. My direct ‘roots’ come from beautiful parents who taught me hard work, the importance of family, and the determination to do and be whatever I desired. My upbringing gave me the confidence to come up with wild ideas for making a difference, but every idea needs people who say yes. I humbly acknowledge the wonderful people in my personal and business circles who say yes: without them, not one dollar would have been raised, not one life saved, not one iota of awareness created about what ails our planet, and I would not have been selected to receive this treasured award.”

The Ellis Island Medal of Honor ranks among the nation’s most renowned awards, recognizing individuals who have made it their mission to share their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents, and selfless generosity with those less fortunate; all while maintaining the traditions of their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America.

Past recipients have included seven U.S. presidents; Secretaries of State Madeline Albright, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton; Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; and other notables such as Nobel Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, artist Vladimir Prodanovich, Bob Hope, Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, Gary Sinise, Rosa Parks, Lee Iacocca, and Quincy Jones, who have all distinguished themselves through their significant philanthropic and humanitarian contributions to this country.

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have officially recognized the Ellis Island Medals of Honor as one of our nation’s most prestigious awards, and each year the recipients are listed in the Congressional Record.

To see the full list of 2017 recipients, please visit www.neco.org.






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CA Womens Conference, May 10–11, 2017

Do you want to join a growing community of empowered, business-savvy, forward-looking women?

Are you willing to do what it takes to transform your career, your business, your life? If so, the 2017 California Women's Conference is for you! Join me for this two-day event where some of the world’s top speakers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders will inspire and empower YOU to make great change in the world.

Over the past 30 years, this annual 2-day event has changed the lives of more than 1 million women. Whether you are leading an organization, a business, a nonprofit, an international movement, or your own family — now YOU, too, can discover the life-changing strategies of some of the world’s leading women — from opinion leaders to industry executives to your favorite celebrities.

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