Liz Dillon Valloor attributes the discovery of the debilitating impact of our early childhood experiences and how we pass on our limiting beliefs and behaviours to the younger generation through her experiences as an educator in both the public sector and as an 'early entrepreneur' when she ran her own pre-school. Her talk 'Dare to Emerge out of the Shadows' is an insightful journey of how we can reclaim our lives. Author of Taking Flight - The Caged Bird and co-author of We Summit Together, Liz is an international speaker and presenter of The Conscious Living Show on DublinCityFM. Liz has facilitated retreats and seminars at the Anthony De Mello Awareness centre, Sadhana Institute, India, the Theosophical Society, Auckland, New Zealand and Notre Dame USA. In her talk she draws on 35 years teaching experience and her time as Deputy Principal of a Deis 1 school where the focus is on addressing the educational needs of children and young people from disadvantaged communities, from pre-school through second-level education (3 to 18 years).