A feature film depicting the life of APB speaker Coach Keith Adams and his two sons has been greenlighted by MGM’s Orion Pictures. Adams, who is deaf, is a football coach for the California School for the Deaf, Riverside. Both of his sons play for the school. After seven losing seasons, his team—the only deaf school in the division—made it to the state championship in 2021, where they lost. In 2022, they won it all—beating the same team. It is the only deaf school to win the state championship.
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Chronic, unmanaged stress—at work, at home, or in other areas of life—can lead to burnout. Dr. Eva Selhub, former medical director for the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Mass. General, is here to help. In her acclaimed new book, Burnout For Dummies, she shows you how to understand and overcome this all-to-common condition of modern life.
APB speaker and bestselling author Nora McInerny is on a mission: to help people stop trying to overachieve. It’s a lesson she learned the hard way. During six hellish weeks in 2014, McInerny miscarried her second baby, lost her dad to cancer and became a widow at age 31 when her husband died from brain cancer. It taught her what’s important—and it’s not trying to be perfect for anyone.
APB speaker Sevetri Wilson, founder and CEO of technology startup Resilia, is going down in the history books once again. In October, Resilia raised $35 million in a series B funding round. It’s the largest raise ever for a solo Black female-founded tech company. It also marks the largest VC raise of a female founder in the state of Louisiana. Wilson first made history when her company closed an $8 million Series A in 2020.
Did you know that two in three employers can’t find qualified candidates to fill their open IT positions? And by 2024, the deficit of software developers in the U.S. alone will hit 500,000? Supply and demand for techies are out of whack and, most alarmingly, there’s no end in sight.
Energize. Motivate. Set the tone. And leave your team refreshed and ready to hit the ground running. Your next sales meeting will be unforgettable with one of these sought-after speakers.
A seven-part podcast series from APB speaker Maria Hinojosa’s Futuro Media and public media organization PRX has won the Pulitzer Prize in the Audio Reporting category. Suave is a series about the criminal justice system that sentences juveniles to life in prison—particularly young men of color—and what happens when, decades later, they’re suddenly granted one more chance at freedom. The story follows David Luis “Suave” Gonzalez from boy to man, exploring incarceration, redemption and the often unusual relationship between a journalist and a source.
APB would like to congratulate exclusive speaker Wes Moore for making history after being elected the first Black governor of Maryland. He is only the third Black person to achieve this position in American history. The Democrat defeated far-right Republican Dan Cox. A political newcomer, Moore’s campaign focused on a message of inclusion and progress with equal opportunity for everyone in the Old Line State.