2018 Keynote Speaker
Jane Seymour, Actress, Humanitarian, Author
Award–winning actress Jane Seymour has showcased her talents on the Broadway stage, in motion pictures, and on television, blazing the trail for family friendly programming with her Golden Globe–winning role on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Her film credits include the iconic James Bond film Live and Let Die and the cult classic Somewhere in Time.
Dubbed a “Renaissance Woman” by the press, Seymour launched the Jane Seymour Home Collection in 2007—a national lifestyle brand inspired by her homes, art, and family centered lifestyle. She also developed an accessories and jewelry collection.
Fulfilling her lifelong dream to dance and overcoming a serious back injury, Seymour took the dance floor by storm, appearing on the sensational Dancing with the Stars. She also rallied her strength as she overcame a series of personal tragedies, including the loss of her mother, while on the show. A true professional, she continues to inspire everyone who has ever had a dream to take the steps to make it happen.
Seymour has written several books, including Making Yourself at Home, a decorating book featuring her home and lifestyle tips; the autobiographical Remarkable Changes: Turning Life’s Challenges into Opportunities, profiling her own and 20 personal stories of others who have experienced positive transformation in the face of life–changing events; Two at a Time: A Journey through Twin Pregnancy and Birth; and Jane Seymour’s Guide to Romantic Living. The birth of her twins in 1995 inspired Seymour to team with her husband, director/producer/actor James Keach, to write a series of successful children’s books entitled This One ’n That One, inspired by the changes having twins brought into their lives.
When she isn’t acting, writing, or designing, Seymour can be found in her painting studio. With a thriving career as an artist and her own art gallery in Los Angeles, she has exhibited in numerous galleries and venues across the nation. Most importantly, Seymour continues to raise much–needed funds and gives through donations of her artwork to numerous local and national charities. In addition, Seymour is a dedicated activist for a number of charities seeking to improve children’s lives around the world and has been actively involved in charitable endeavors for more than 25 years.
Seymour resides in Malibu and is a devoted mother to six adult children and a grandmother of five.
Seymour will share stories of her life and how she learned to embrace life’s challenges, turn them into strengthening tools, and manage even the toughest personal and professional situations. Be prepared to be inspired!