the team



Akshay Nanavati is an Indian born Marine Corps Veteran, an explorer, and a visionary entrepreneur. After serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Akshay returned home only to struggle with PTSD and alcohol addiction. It was then that Akshay decided to take charge of his future; he began healing his brain and mastering his mind by learning everything he could about neuroscience and psychology. Through this process, he came up with the concept of Fearvana.

Today, Akshay runs a business helping people unleash their potential to live limitless lifestyles through coaching, consulting, public speaking, transformational workshops, and online training courses. He graduated with a Masters degree from the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and in October 2016, Akshay will release his highly-anticipated first book, Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Your Greatest Obstacles into Your Most Powerful Allies.



After having watched the 9/11 WTC attacks from the window of her high school classroom, Christa was inspired to make a difference in the world. She joined the United States Army in 2003 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom III in 2004-2005 as a telecommunications and IT specialist. After serving for 9 years, she ended her enlistment to be more available to her son, Jonas.

Christa attended New Jersey Institute of Technology and graduated Cum Laude with her B.S. in Business Management, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. She currently works full time as a computer programmer for a top Fortune 25 company. Christa is also a yoga teacher and owns her own studio where she is dedicated to building strength, mindfulness, community, and empowerment in her current home town of Kenilworth, NJ.



Gail Lynne Goodwin is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and the founder of, a website that provides free daily inspiration to members in more than 185 countries. Prior to and after years in the commercial and investment real estate business, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly.

As a result of that success, Gail and Carly created the “World’s Longest Letter of Love and Support” and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006. Today, Gail resides in Whitefish, Montana with her husband Darryl and their beloved fluffy dog, Koda.