As a global facilitator, Eduardo has led workshops and spoken with groups at HBO, Google, Bank of America- Merrill Lynch, Yale, The Juilliard School, and the Wharton School of Business. Private clients include Industry Leaders, CEO’s of start up companies, UN Diplomats and social activists. Prior to focusing all his energy on Fearless Communicators, he was a professional actor for 15 years, working all over the US in over 38 plays and musicals.
When he is not “story doulaing” or spontaneously breaking out into song and dance, he is probably bringing together diverse communities in a celebration of what is positive and possible. This includes leading workshops at the Muslim Jewish Conference, global work on inclusive masculinity, LGBTQIA activism & advocacy and events around a passion project called THE BIG SING ALONG. Other projects include Carnegie Hall’s The Somewhere Project, The Daedalus Project at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Fearless Futures Campaigns for the SCHAP Community School in rural SE Kenya.
Eduardo serves on the Board of THE OUT FOUNDATION and the Cuban American Alliance for Leadership and Education. He is also an avid Cross Fitter, and like most avid Cross Fitters will talk about Crossfit any time he’s asked.
BA English University of PennsylvaniaMFA Acting, University of California San Diego
Debra is a professional story facilitator, applied theatre practitioner, writer, speaker, and coach. She has developed a strong framework for intuitive listening, embodied action, and intentional engagement of individuals, teams, and communities. Debra is the Creator of Tools 4 the Soul; a story and spiritual practice consultancy dedicated to sharing stories of grief, loss, love, and spiritual growth to inspire and assist people to ease their hurt where possible and discover how it is in our “ouch” that we can find layers of ourselves and soul expand. Debra works with clients and groups teaching spiritual practice tools, personal empowerment, Reiki, and the affirmation and reframing of our personal narratives. Debra participated in the original Fearless Force Circe in New York City. She is based in New York City.
Linda Fern is an organizational and event specialist providing administrative support and for Fearless Communicators. She is a board-certified music therapist and has worked with hospitalized children, developmentally disabled adults and at-risk families and children providing case management and counseling support. Linda served on the board of directors for Southern Oregon Head Start, Women Living Leadership United Way of Jackson County Oregon, and volunteered at the Daedalus Project fundraiser supporting people living with HIV/AIDS. Linda’s passions include music, watercolor, fiber arts and traveling with her husband Tony and dogs Sancus and Josie. Linda lives in Dana Point, California. MA Music Therapy and Infant Development, California State University Long Beach
Morgan is passionate about unlocking leadership potential to create positive social change. Currently a Facilitator and Consultant partnering with organizations to enable leaders and teams to generate moments of insight, foster deeper connections and achieve accelerated outcomes. Morgan spent 8 years at Peak Teams Inc, as Director of Operations and General Manager, where she guided the success and growth of the business while developing and sustaining partnerships with clients. Also active in the social impact space Morgan currently serves on the board of advisors for Peace by Piece International and Resonate Workshops. She has worked with social ventures to increase their impact and sustainability, from building capacity through creating train the trainer programs for Resonate Workshops in East Africa to improving the recruiting and vetting of fellows at Kiva.org. Morgan lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her husband Casey. She loves traveling to new places and spending time near and in the ocean. B.A. in Management Communications, Point Loma Nazarene University
Ben Pelteson is a theater maker, educator and communications consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. A professional actor for over a decade, he has appeared on major stages across the US and onscreen (Homeland, The Americans, Unforgettable, Law & Order, and StartUp, among others.) Ben is the former National Outreach Director for Broadway Impact, an organization of theater artists and fans mobilized in support of marriage equality, and was co-Curator of the first ever Daedalus Film Fest in Ashland, OR. As an independent coach for actors, his clients have won roles on- and off- Broadway as well as on television. He joined the Fearless Communicators team in 2016 and co-taught the first cohort of A Fearless Force for Visionary Women Leaders with Eduardo Placer. He has one houseplant, a ficus named Pam, who is miraculously still alive.BFA in Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University
Keiana Richárd is a native of Nashville, TN. Her theatre credits include, New York: Lincoln Center’s Tony-nominated Broadway production of Dividing the Estate, The Pearl Theatre Company’s Ghosts, The McCarter Theatre’s Eclipsed, and The Public/Sundance Lab’s reading of Forgotten World, Los Angeles: Rogue Arts Ensemble’s Wood Boy Dog Fish, The Hudson Theatre’s Good People, and Center Theatre Groups The Trip To Bountiful. Film/T.V. include projects such as Mid-City Blue, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and NBC’s The Player. She has taught Public Speaking, Voice & Speech, Movement, and Acting at UCSD and New York Film Academy. Keiana has also worked as a teaching artist with the Unusual Suspects Theatre Company and East LA Classic Theatre, outreach groups that use the arts to serve underserved communities. She loves how the arts can empower and give a voice to people from all walks of life! Keiana lives in Los Angeles, California. MFA in Acting, University of California San Diego