Hosting Thought Leader for the Ecuador Location, Burge Smith-Lyons is the founder & CEO of The Essence of Being, Inc. and The Healing Forest Foundation which facilitates individual, family & corporate seminars for emotional and spiritual healing, better communication techniques and relationships, prosperity consciousness,and enlightened leadership. She is an international bestselling author, motivational speaker and trainer, and intuitive healer who has taught thousands of people around the world for over 36 years.​​​​​​​