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Eraina Ferguson

TEDxApex Curator

Eraina Ferguson, MAR, M.ED is a Marketing and Communications Manager for an EDTech Company, TEDx Curator, and Special Needs Advocate. Her memoir My Good Life, was featured as Thrive Global Must Reads in 2020. She holds an M.Ed in Education from Boston College and an MAR in Religion from Yale. Her recent monologue, Listen to Her, was read by actress Marla Gibbs and featured at the WACO Theatre’s 50in50 event. She has been featured on CNBC, NBC Universal, AfroTech, LA Parents Magazine, Black Enterprise and the LA Times. Eraina lives in North Carolina with her husband and children.


Alan Hoffler

TEDxApex Speaker Coach

Trainer, Speaker, Consultant, Coach, Author 

Raised around America's Space Program, Alan Hoffler has earned  degrees in aerospace engineering and applied mathematics, but his  true passion is teaching. Midway into his 30 years of training technical  corporate audiences, instructing in the college classroom, teaching  public high school, and speaking nationally to pilots about flying  safety, he discovered the joy in helping others communicate with  excellence. With a coach’s passion, a teacher’s heart, and an  engineer’s mind, he creates practical paths to greatness for his  clients. His writings reveal his desire to improve himself as well.  

Alan is the Executive Director and Principal Trainer at MillsWyck  Communications. He speaks and coaches internationally on the  importance of communicating with excellence and living a life of  significance. When he’s not speaking or training, he stays active  supporting activities and instructing in his local church; raising  uncooperative vegetables; playing disc golf; and dreaming about  using the privileges of his commercial pilot’s license. He is the co author of 6 Steps Forward, a parable about the stages in a man’s life; author of Presentation Sin; co-author of Silver Goldfish: The Keys to  Delivering Memorable Business Presentations; author of 3D Leadership: Creating a Culture of Purpose for your Organization and Life, and is  working on a new book, The Virtual Presenter. 

He and his wife Haley enjoy watching their two college-aged children  turn into amazing adults.

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