Dream Protected Summit: Inspiring People to Dream Out Loud


Not too long ago, I received a phone call from the owner of Hombre Magazine, the leading magazine for men’s lifestyle and fashion, where he invited me to an exclusive VIP event where I had the pleasure to meet some of the most influential personalities of acting, marketing, and fashion of our time.

Among them, Orange is the New Black‘s Selenis Leyva, and fashion mogul Daymond John, CEO of FUBU, TV personality and celebrity from CNBC’s tv show “Shark Tank”.

The event was held on October 2nd, and was sponsored by American Family Insurance, the Dreams Protected Summit was an inspiring summit of people who lived their dreams. I happened to attend the event last Saturday, October 4th at The Rialto at Georgia State University. Oh….my….gosh! WOW !!!! What an INSPIRING experience.


The event was also attended by some lucky participants who won VIP tickets. The Dream Protected Summit is now on its third year, highlighting beautiful stories by successful individuals who inspired others with their stories. The summit was even attended by high profile celebrities such as Daymond John, Adrienne Bailon, Beats Music SVP, Bozoma Saint John and Orange Is The New Black co-star Selenis Leyva.


Past participants of the event included Cedric the Entertainer, America Ferrera, George Lopez, and Kevin Hart. The summit isn’t your boring event since it provides attendees an interactive experience packed with career advice, motivational dialogue and life lessons.

AJ Calloway of Extra! TV show hosted the summit sharing some candid discussions with the experiences and personal success stories of each guests. I was able to hear the inside stories about the drive of these dreamers towards reaching their goals. The afternoon was fueled with huge ideas and different opportunities to think and dream out loud.



Bozoma Saint John & Carolyn Collado

Media Maven Bozoma is the Head of Global Marketing and SVP of Beats music takes the lead on all Beats Music marketing initiatives. She combines music with powerful brands to improve the Beats Music mission of entertaining music fans. She also executes strategic marketing initiatives for consumer brand recognition, loyalty and equity. Bozoma is a marketing and advertising savvy having worked with different industries besides Beat Music. She has earned different recognitions by prestigious award giving bodies for her Advertising contribution.



AJ Calloway & Carolyn Collado

AJ Calloway

Apart from his career in entertainment, AJ is a true blue entrepreneur owning and operating Calloway Entertainment Group which is  a production, marketing, promotions and event-planning company. He  also serves as Director of Business Development for ShopBistro, Inc. Aj enjoys interviewing most talked about celebrities, athletes and famous personages in the country. As early as high school, he already produced and promoted fundraisers for different organizations he was involved in. He pursued his marketing and promotions career after college.


Daymond John & Carolyn Collado

Daymond John

Before joining the Shark Tank, Daymond John is famous for his clothing line, FUBU. He is an entrepreneur, author, investor and motivational speaker.  His reality show, Shark Tank listens to business pitches from different people and decides which projects should they invest on. As a speaker, he discusses marketing, negotiations and entrepreneurship. He also received numerous recognitions and awards for his entrepreneurial skills. Oh GOSH. Meeting this men was a dream come true!!

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Selenis Leyva

Aside from “Orange is the New Black”, Selenis’ resume includes “Law and Order”, “Taina”, “Maria Full of Grace”, “The House of Bernarda Alba” and “Bodas de Sangre” to name some. She has appeared in more than 20 both TV series, film and in theater.


The summit allows the dreamers to unravel their blueprint for success along with their inspiration and hardwork. Furthermore, apart from the VIP tickets, participants also got the chance to win a $5,000 online sweepstakes to be used in chasing the dreams.


After the event, I got to meet the guests and discussed their inspiring stories.

So for all of you who are reading this article, I wish you all the success on what your dreams and passions are. And DON’T forget that DREAMS take PASSION and PLANNING.


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