Steve Connell is an actor, poet, motivator, and transformative entertainer whose live performances are as dynamic as the words he delivers. He has entertained at private performances for President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, and Norman Lear, amongst others. His work has been seen on ABC, HBO, MTV, and performed live at Sundance, TEDMED, Kennedy Center, and The White House. Corporate giants like Sony/Universal, Pioneer, Farmers and Gap Inc. are among the many organizations amazed by Steve’s ability to be highly entertaining while explaining key messages and complex thoughts.
Steve’s newest major work, Transit Space, touring the world in two languages, was created with the renowned Diavolo Dance Theater, and he just completed his first film, “the universe is chewing”, co-starring Troian Bellisario. His latest spoken word piece “We Are The Lions”, has amassed over 8 million views and was performed live at the United Nations to launch their annual campaign to end violence against women. He just culminated a month long residency at University of Dayton with a performance of his new show “Unfinished”, and he is actively working with his band Kill The Poets on their debut album. You can learn more about Steve and his work at www.steveconnellcreates.com.
David Fischette is a story teller. Whether through media or live events, his goal in everything that he touches, is to communicate story…to touch the audience in a profound way…to make them laugh, cry or stand to their feet in amazement. Known for his creative passion and his 30+ years at the helm of the award-winning Go West Creative, Fischette has established himself as a creative force in the live event, media and entertainment industries.In addition to his work at GWC, David has executive-produced Season 4 of the Emmy Award-Winning Television Series “My Generation,” starring Leeza Gibbons, the independent comedy film “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” and he directed and produced the New York City Film Festival Award-Winning Thriller “Gods of Accident.”
David is currently the CEO and Chief Creative of Go West Creative. During his years, David has produced live concerts with Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Jay Leno, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, The Band Perry, Echosmith, Josh Groban, and Heart.David has won a collection of prestigious industry awards including Special Event Magazine’s “Top 50 Events Companies,” Event Marketer magazine’s “Top 100 It List for Event Agencies,” and the Gala Award for his cherished “Spoken Cinema™”. David is deeply concerned for social issues, especially those involving women’s rights and Racial equality. He a member of the YWCA Board of Directors.