TEDxOaklandUniversity Speakers

March 27, 2017 – Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

Nicholas Kristock

Nicholas Kristock is a former international professional soccer player turned serial entrepreneur and servant leader. He has founded three non-profit organizations dating back to 2012. In 2016, he founded the technology startup Mahalo, a donor cultivation platform for organizations to re-engage donor bases. He serves as the Executive Director of Fleece & Thank You, an innovative 501(c)3 organization that provides hope and comfort to children battling illness by giving donors the unique opportunity to make them a fleece blanket and video message of support.


Lisa Jesswein

Lisa Jesswein was a fixture in Detroit morning radio for 23 years, sharing her positive personality and infectious laugh. Staying positive in a negative world is a challenge, but one that Lisa has faced countless times as a two-time kidney transplant recipient, cancer survivor, divorcee and intuitive reader. Lisa has been an inspirational speaker since the age of 14 when she was asked by medical staff to speak on organ donation at the state capitol. She has been motivating people ever since with the call to action to embrace the “power of you!”


Dr. Terri Orbuch

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is a professor of Sociology at Oakland University, and an internationally recognized relationship expert, researcher, author, and speaker. Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and nationally acclaimed periodicals, has appeared on many television programs, and is the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.”