Debra L. Morrison

Feel The Financial Fear and Do It Anyway CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, International Motivational Speaker, Author and Certified Grief Coach, Debra has authored 3 books, Ms. Morrison’s Dictionary of Useful Financial Investment Terms, Common Sense Money Guide For Women, and My Husband Died, Now What? A Widow’s Guide to Grief Recovery & Smart Financial Decisions. She is also a Certified Grief Coach and an International Motivational Speaker. Debra is driven by the desire to share financial nuggets that help women feel empowered about their finances & their lives, regardless of circumstances. “I’m passionate about connecting, learning and teaching!”

TEDxCocoaBeach Tickets To Go on Sale Feb 15th!

The very first TEDxCocoaBeach on March 23rd, 2019 is going to be EPIC! We’re really excited for a compelling line up of speakers and discussions. ONLY 100 seats will be available for this premier event. Tickets are $50 and will go on sale February 15th. Tickets will be sold first come, first serve on February 15th! Limit three tickets per customer. Tickets can be purchased only on So keep your eyes on the website on Friday, when the tickets will be made available.

Fawn Germer

How to Save the Career You Didn’t Know was Sputtering Out Fawn Germer once had a jerk of a boss tell her she wasn’t going anywhere. She sure showed him. She is a four-time Pulitzer nominee and the best-selling author of nine books, including the Oprah book Hard Won Wisdom. Fawn is a global leadership speaker and has keynoted for dozens of Fortune 100 companies. After her mother was paralyzed in her 60s by a stroke, Fawn became hyperfocused on the power of living large and in the moment. She does not waste a minute and is an outdoor adventurer […]

Speaker Coach Ready to Roll

TEDxCocoaBeach is excited that Dr. Don McGrath has joined the team as a guiding hand to the 2019 Speakers for our event. He will analyzing their scripts and their presentation styles to help each person make the greatest impact with their idea. Dr McGrath is donating his time and expertise to TEDxCocoaBeach as a gift from The Speakers Pathway Coalition. Don McGrath, Ph.D. is an award-winning author and speaker, having written the best-sellers 50 Athletes Over 50, Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing, and The Climb: A Leadership Fable About Navigating Challenging Change. Don is Co-Founder of Speakers Pathway Coalition, […]

Volunteers Needed!

TEDxCocoaBeach is looking for volunteers to help us bring TEDx to Cocoa Beach. We have a great lineup of speakers and we need helpful volunteers for the rehearsal and dress rehearsal.  If you would like to be part of this great and talented team, meet with us this coming Saturday, Feb 16th at 10:00 am. If you can’t make the meeting but would still like to help, call us at 321-394-1956 or email us at

Shannon “Chief” Cherry

Shannon “Chief” Cherry by day is consultant that has worked successfully in technology for over 15 years. By night “Chief Cherry” is a featured jazz artist that performs across the east coast.

Dr. Justin Goldston

Dr. Justin Goldston is a leading expert on blockchain technology and its inclusion in business enterprises. His Talk at TEDxCocoaBeach will address the social implications of BlockChain Technology in today’s world.

2019 Speaker Line Up

TEDxCocoaBeach is excited to announce the line up of speakers for our March 2019 event. Details and bios to come soon… Debra L. Morrison: Feel The Financial Fear and Do It Anyway Fawn Germer: How to Save the Career You Didn’t Know was Sputtering Out John Hearin, PhD: Throwing Money in the Ocean: America’s Response to Beach Erosion Justin Goldston, PhD: How Blockchain Technology will Positively Change Our Everyday Lives Leesa Souto, PhD: Results of the first-ever comprehensive health analysis of the entire Indian River Lagoon (IRL) system and its impact on global water initiatives Matteo Raine-Stewart: Bringing Real World […]

Speaker Applications Closed

25 applications!  So very exciting to have so many amazing ideas submitted… We’re gearing up to interview ALL applications via Zoom, so that each person has a chance, based on their written application, as well as their interview to be seen. Ratings will be based upon the tenets set forth by TED. We’ll be conducting the interviews between Saturday, December 8th and end on Tuesday, Dec 18th. If you’re interested in being on the review team, please visit and let us know!

What is TEDxCocoaBeach?


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCocoaBeach, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCocoaBeach event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.