Presented by: Nancy Matthews & Ken Rochon

Rescheduled to Saturday, April 7th

Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights, MD

Memorial Event Honoring the Best In People

Always Remember
Never Forget

It shouldn't take a tragedy for us to remember to #BeTheOne for each other.


#BeThe One

Rescheduled to Saturday, April 7th

Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights, MD

Music, Community & Motivation to Inspire the Best in Us Every Day

The One for 9/11 came together quickly based on this one common belief ...

We came together to "Be The One" for each other in a beautiful and loving way on 9/11. Let's come together now to in this way without tragedy having to happen to inspire the best of ourselves and human beings.

Tribute to Firefighters, Police, First Responders, Paramedics, Active Duty Military Personnel & Veterans who continuously risk their own lives to Be The One to serve and save others.

Always Be The One

Living The One Philosophy
Treating Every Person You Meet as The One

Our Speakers: Learn From These Amazing Experts

Messages of Hope, Healing & Harmony
Joining Forces for the Force of Good

Nancy Matthews
Event Co-Host
Author of The One Philosophy

Ken Rochon
Best Selling Author & Speaker

Maimah Karmo
Soul-Purpose Seeker, Philanthropist, CEO Tigerlilly Foundation

Adam Markel
Int'l Speaker, Transformational Leader, Attorney & CEO

Burge Smith-Lyons
International Speaker, Best Selling Author, Transformational Leader

Greggory Hammond
Founder, The Global Jam for Peace, Musician, Speaker

Jennifer Hammond
Radio Show Host, Author 101+ Resources for Veterans

Ski Johnson
Jazz Superstar Grammy Considered Saxophonist

Joel Griffing
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Founder, The Hope Collection

Rodney Flowers
Transformational Speaker, Three Time Best Selling Author

Karen Wright
Functional Nutritionist, Author & Speaker

George Bryant
Speaker, NY Times Best Selling Author, Health Professional & Veteran

What Others Are Saying About The One Philosophy

This little book, The One Philosophy, surely does hold a big message...the secret to a fulfilled and purposeful life is to focus on serving others first. Thank you Nancy Matthews for highlighting this important code for living.

Sharon Lechter
Sharon Lechter Author of Think and Grow Rich for Women, Co-author of Outwitting the Devel, Three Feet from Gold and Rich Dad Poor Dad

The One Philosophy is a powerful, life-enhancing book. It's the very embodiment of the saying that great things come in small packages. Following the principles set forth in this book is the way we're meant to live and experience each other. It will result in a more abundant life...for you, and for those whose lives you touch.

Bob Burg
Bob Burg Co-Author of The Go-Giver

Agenda: What's On The Schedule?

Take part in The One for 9/11 where we will be coming together to celebrate the best in ourselves and each other and honoring the First Responders, Police, Firefighters, Paramedics, Active Duty Personnel, Veterans and their families for their courage and commitment to Being The One.

World Renowned Guest Speakers share inspiration and strategies for living as your best self and highest potential in business and in life. Be The One you were created to be!

Music, Laughter & Love Surround The Entire Event.

The One Experience

April 7, 2018

VIP Experience

11am to 11:30am | Registration
11:30am to 1:00pm | Luncheon
1:00pm to 5:00pm | Main Session | Afternoon Snack
5:00pm to 6:00pm |VIP Ship Simulation Tours

General Session

12:30pm to 1:00pm | Registration
1:00pm to 5:00pm | Main Session | Afternoon Snack

Rescheduled to Saturday, April 7th

September 11th  |  Washington, DC

Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights, MD

Special Announcement Net Proceeds Will Be Donated to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts through Global Giving Foundation

Our Speakers: Learn From These Amazing Experts

Nancy Matthews (Your Host)

Living The One Philosophy #BeTheOne

Nancy Matthews is an International Speaker & Best Selling Author focusing on Leadership, Sales and Marketing. She is known as the "Visionary with Guts" for her persistence in going for her goals and dreams despite apparent obstacles or challenges and works with individuals and organizations to support them in achieving stellar results. As a single mother of two amazing children (now all grown up), Nancy knows first-hand how to juggle the many demands on our time and energy to achieve extraordinary goals and enjoy the journey!

Author of The One Philosophy, Visionaries with Guts, the highly acclaimed Receiving Your Riches Course and the Best Selling Series, Journey to the Stage.  Nancy is regularly featured in the media and has shared the stage with some of today’s top thought leaders and business experts.For more information about Nancy go to: and

Ken Rochon

Keep Smiling (Your Co-Host)

Ken Rochon is an international author and speaker. He is considered a renaissance spiritual leader, who loves the arts and sciences. After losing his mom to Alzheimer’s Disease in 2008, he searched for meaning and purpose in his life. He prayed for a sign that would allow him to dedicate his life to service and utilize his skillsets to amplify leaders making a positive impact in the world. He has authored 17 books on a multitude of topics to include children, linguistics, marketing, networking, and travel. His current book 'Keep Smiling... Shift Happens!' has caused a movement of celebrities and leaders to want to join in helping remind the world positivity attracts positive power. For more information visit

Maimah Karmo

Fearless: Awakening to Your Purpose

Maimah Karmo. is a soul-purpose seeker, philanthropist, author, mother, God-lover and all around bad ass.  She is also the Founder and CEO of the Tigerlily Foundation and a 10-year survivor of breast cancer. She was the survivor of civil unrest in Liberia, a college-educated corporate professional, and a dedicated mother to her young daughter--breast cancer was not part of the plan. How could this happen? With the help of family and friends, Maimah uncovered her own strength, rediscovered her faith in God, and navigated a completely foreign medical world. Through this struggle to reclaim her body and her soul, she learned what was truly important in life--and she didn't stop there. During recovery, Maimah took a leap of faith and founded the Tigerlily Foundation, an organization that supports young women before, during, and after breast cancer. She had lived through her own journey; now she wanted to help others do the same. This inspiring account covers Maimah's journey through an exceptional childhood to her experience with cancer that would change her life forever. It is not only a story of love and determination, but also of what can happen when you are given a second chance at life. Fearless illustrates that even when a situation appears to be impossible, true faith--in yourself, in God, and in those you love--will lead you toward the life you always wanted, the life you have a reason to fight for. For more information visit

Adam Markel

Crafting Your Unique Brand of Leadership

Adam Markel is a Best Selling Author, International Speaker, Entrepreneur, Attorney, CEO and Transformational Leader. He inspires, empowers and guides people to live authentically, purposefully and powerfully from their hearts. He’s trained thousands of people from Singapore, Europe, Canada, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia and all across the United States. Adam uniquely bridges the worlds of business, psychology and spirituality, to facilitate MASSIVE and LASTING personal and professional transformation.

Greggory Hammond

Healing and Building A Global Community Through the Universal Language of Music

Founder The Global Jam 4 Peace
Rated #1 Guitar Lessons Washington DC
Gregg’s life-changing work started in his local community, making a lasting difference for at-risk youth and their families.  Attacked by a DC youth gang in '04, his answer was: "Give them guitars, teach them music." As the Founder/President of a children's music charity, he provided guitars, lessons and mentoring to thousands of at-risk and foster youth, serving the community with over 5,600 volunteer hours. His scholarship recipients have performed with Dweezil Zappa, son of well-known musician and activist Frank Zappa.  A vision came to him during a 96 hr Quest Meditation in the wilderness and he has launched a peace movement bringing musicians and non-musicians together to play the same song at the same time through an expanding and recurring global symphony. The Peace Anthem (Set Me Free) is an original composition written and recorded by Gregg Hammond and Vince Scheuerman. The song’s inspiring lyrics and moving melody invite the listener to visualize the world at peace, where everyone experiences freedom, self-expression, and love through the power of music. Available for download here

Jennifer Hammond

Sourcing Solutions
Jennifer Hammond is the co-author of 101+ Resources for Veterans. She is the host of the Jennifer Hammond Show, a weekly real estate radio show on SiriusXM Urban View Channel 126. She gets great fulfillment from using her knowledge and experience in the field of real estate investing to help her listeners understand the fundamentals of the world of real estate. For Jennifer, there’s no satisfaction like knowing the important role she can play in finding people the best home. In addition to her real estate and radio broadcasting work, Jennifer is a philanthropist with a huge heart. She is a weekly contributor to the Karen Hunter Show.

Ski Johnson

New Beginnings

Ski Johnson's new CD "New Beginnings" is his best work to date. It features tracks from Award winning Producers and songs. Quincy Jones says, "Ski's new CD is destined for a Grammy." Ski simply calls the CD the Best of the Best. In fact, the CD "New Beginnings" became the #1 CD on the Billboard charts and was considered for 3 Grammy Awards. Ski recently captured the attention of network television and has a new show coming to TV called, "Living It Up with Ski Johnson." Ski Johnson's 9th album,  "UnderDogs on Top" is destined to be a #1 album on the Billboard charts as well as a top contender in the many upcoming award shows. If fact, UnderDogs on Top soared to the Top of the Billboard Charts and was a contender in the NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards and Grammy Awards process. The new album features award winning producers, a hit video for the hit Single 'My Superman" featuring Pop Star CeCe Peniston and Ski's new Creation of his jazz brand he calls "Nu Jazz".  For more about Ski visit

Burge Smith-Lyons

International Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Transformational Leader and Founder of Essence of Being, Inc.

Burge Smith-Lyons is founder and CEO of Essence of Being, Inc. For more than 36 years, she has helped thousands of men, women, children and companies globally with healing, self-development, communication techniques, relationships, abundance, team building, and leadership development. She specializes in helping people identify their "Bubble Talk" — subconscious negative beliefs  that blocks them from achieving what they want in life. She helps veterans and others with PTSD reintegrate into society and relationships. Burge is an international bestselling author, motivational speaker, DISC Certified Instructor, relationship and communications expert. She is the founder of The Healing Forest Foundation, Inc., member of Women’s Speaker Bureau, IWLA, advisory board member of Women’s Network, TV host and Peace Ambassador with the Global Peace Initiative and the WIN and prosperity partner for Women’s Prosperity Network. She has hubs in Atlanta, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Asheville, Boston, Rhode Island, Canada, and Malaysia. She is expanding into India and China.

Rodney Flowers

Transformational Trainer & Speaker, Three-Time Best-Selling Author

Rodney Flowers is a three-time international bestselling author, CEO, transformational trainer, entrepreneur, program designer, and dynamic, charismatic and in-demand Transformational Speaker with exceptional talent for inspiring audiences through impactful multimedia appearances, publications and presentations. He's a champion of promoting creative living and constructive thinking while encouraging unwavering determination to attaining desired personal and professional goals. Rodney takes a principled approach to combining physical, mental, and spiritual strengths towards living a balanced and productive life.

After a traumatic high-school football injury in 1993, he was completely paralyzed and bound to the confines of his wheelchair. Although Rodney was told his recovery prognosis was unfavorable, he knew he would turn things around, make an impact on the world, and walk again. With self-determination and faith in his ability to persevere, he did! Rodney has developed a process that he used to overcome his trauma and the constraints of physical, mental, and emotional paralysis. And he has shared this process with countless people all over the world and it has allowed them to transition out of their sense of tragedy into living a life of joy, love, greatness, and passionate freedom. An internationally respected writer; superior communicator, influencer and thought leader, Rodney is Dedicated, tenacious, and fully committed to being a change agent for overcoming life's adversities and maximizing individual achievement and success.

Karen Wright, MS, CNS

Functional Nutritionist, Author & Speaker

Karen Wright is a functional nutritionist, author and speaker. Prior to 9/11, Karen had a successful career in corporate America. 9/11 was a pivotal point in her life. After getting sick and healing herself from the 9/11 toxins, Karen changed her path and now helps other people overcome complex nutritional issues caused by environmental challenges. Within each of us there is beauty and when given hope, the beauty in any situation will shine. Karen helps people find that hope even under the most challenging circumstances.

Author of "Is It Mold? A Holistic Approach to Managing a Commonly Overlooked Condition" for more info visit HealthWright.Info

George Bryant

Hugs & Bacon
Speaker, Health Coaching, New York Times Best Selling Author

George Bryant is a professional Husband, Bonus Dad and family man.  He is also personally and professionally passionate about people and their lives and businesses.  Growing from his personal history of loss, challenges, abuse, and trauma as a result of his time in the Marines, George has developed and polished mental and lifestyle tools and hacks that have allowed him to push through and coexist with the human experience. George understands deeply the benefit of sharing life with other people.  As a result, he shares his knowledge by teaching and coaching mindset tools on a personal level and developing and implementing conscious marketing products for businesses and entrepreneurs.  Believing that the mediator between the head and the hands must be the heart, George brings unique and effective expertise to both individuals and business ventures. George’s most notable clients include Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Titleist, Reebok, Adidas, Onnit, and Vital Proteins.

As a New York Time Bestselling author of The Paleo Kitchen, George also brings his massive mindset game to the world of food by training others to connect with the emotions and relationships that form the foundation of sharing meals with other people.  When he shares himself through food and recipes, he uses the opportunity to dig below the food and embrace the humanity that runs through these cultural mainstays. George his time savoring every moment possible with his wife, Lindsey, his bonus daughter Cheyenne, and their newest addition Branson.  He enjoys connecting with other people, taking ice baths, leveling up his life game, and using giant whiteboards to map out marketing solutions that make a difference in the world.

Joel Griffing, Ph.D.

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Founder of The Hope Collection (501)(c)(3)

Joel Griffing is a multi-faceted human being who creates businesses and relationships with the purpose of making a positive impact and creating more HOPE in people's lives. He is a Life Coach, Owner of CEO Clubs of America for the state of Florida, founder of The Hope Collection and he has established numerous special interest companies with world class specialists as partners and the 501(c)(3) all in an effort to meet the needs of the market served by GEI. One of his present projects is working with the JCS / Pentagon / VA / DOD as creator and developer of Intergenerational Continuous Care Communities (ICCC) network for Veterans, 1st Responders and their extended family and caregivers. The project networks 190 JCS pre-vetted footprints and 1300 organizations nationally.

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Our Event: The Venue

Maritime Conference Center

692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights, MD

Just a few miles from BWI airport, The Maritime Conference Center is the perfect location to host this historic event.

Featuring 224 guest rooms and 8 suites as well as a limited number of pet friendly rooms.  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are served in our 500-seat buffet-style Chesapeake Dining Room daily. Start the day off right with a full hot breakfast buffet complete with made-to-order eggs & omelets. For lunch enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables on our salad bar, our signature soups, grill items, gourmet sandwiches or hot entrees. Before dinner order a cocktail from our Deck Club bar in the lobby and take it to with you to enjoy. End your meal with one of our fabulous dessert selections of cakes, pies and ice cream.

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Learn from inspiring and highly successful world renowned leaders and speakers who will show you how to show up as your best self, experience your full potential and shine in every area of your life. You only get one life to live - let's come together to ensure it's the best one possible - for you and everyone you meet.

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September 11, 2017 | Baltimore, MD

Rescheduled to Saturday, April 7th

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