Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Steve is the authored or co-authored many best-selling books. His latest book is titled Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity. Steve writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. In both 1996 and 2000, Steve campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense. Steve continues to energetically promote this agenda.
Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Moon Express is the only company to have permission from the US government to leave earth orbit and land on the moon. They are developing technologies to harvest planetary resources on the moon and developing infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society. Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective”. They have developed technologies to analyze the biochemistry and ecosystem of our body that consists of millions of metabolites and trillions of micro-organisms. Our plan is to identify biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and prevent them through personalized diet & nutrition.
Dr. Shawne Duperon
Dr. Shawne Duperon is a six-time EMMY® winner and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, who has been featured in major media including: CNN, ABC, Inc. Magazine, and USA Today. Shawne is considered by many to be one of the most innovative consultants on communication today. Shawne educates corporations, universities, governments and entrepreneurs, on how to effectively communicate resulting in increased retention, engagement and productivity in the workplace. Her case study is Project Forgive, a non-profit and non-religious educational foundation that reaches millions in social media and tens of thousands in her Facebook Live Broadcasts.
Craig Newmark is the founder of Craigslist. After being laid off from Charles Schwab in 1995, he used his severance package to create a mailing list of San Francisco art and technology events. Craig is a Web pioneer, philanthropist, and leading advocate on behalf of trustworthy journalism, voting rights, veterans and military families, and other civic and social justice causes. In 2017, he became a founding funder and executive committee member of the News Integrity Initiative, administered by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which seeks to advance news literacy and increase trust in journalism.
Cameron Herold is known around the world as The Business Growth Guru. He is the founder of the COO Alliance. He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. He earned his reputation as the business growth guru by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less. His companies landed over 5,200 media placements in six years, including coverage on Oprah. Publisher of Forbes magazine, Rich Karlgaard, stated “Cameron Herold is The Best Speaker I’ve ever heard…he hits grand slams”. He is the author of the global bestselling business book, Double Double, which in its 7th printing and in multiple translations around the world.
Dr. Partha Nandi
Dr. Partha Nandi is the down-to-Earth physician from the Hit Talk Show Ask Dr. Nandi. The show aims to reach patients with REAL medical problems providing REAL medical solutions. Unlike other medical shows, it offers more than a sound bite and is not sensationalized. Nandi works alongside his wife, Kali, who is the producer of the show. The pair are assisted by successful producers such as the Emmy winning Patricia Childress of VH1’s Behind The Music, Dr. Phil Show and Tyra Banks Show and Jennifer Sawalha also from Dr. Phil, The Tyra Banks Show and more recently working in programing and development with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Producer for “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” Nandi is a believer that the mind and body are connected and true healing requires treatment of both. As a national speaker, Nandi is able to teach patients and physicians how to achieve the goal of excellent health care.
Jay Baer is a renowned business strategist, inspirational keynote speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of five books who travels the world helping business people gain and keep more customers. Jay has advised with more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, Allstate, and 35 of the FORTUNE 500. He is the founder of Convince & Convert ~ a member of the Inc. 5000 list of Americas fastest-growing private companies ~ a strategy consulting firm that helps prominent companies through the smart intersection of technology and customer service. His Convince & Convert Media division owns the world’s #1 content marketing blog, multiple podcasts – including Social Pros, Content Pros, InfluencePros, Business of Story, and Marketing Marvels – and many other education resources for business owners and executives.
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, former Fortune 100 CMO, and author of three best-selling business books: Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, Running the Gauntlet and The Mirror Test. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today and an inductee into the NSA’s Speaker Hall of Fame.
Sarah Kunst is founder and CEO of Proday.co. Kunst an investor and entrepreneur who has worked at Apple, Red Bull, Chanel, Mohr Davidow Ventures and several venture backed startups. She is also a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine and hosted a podcast for Forbes. Her philanthropic interests include Venture for America and The US State Department’s Tech Women program. Kunst has been named a Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 and named a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting. She has been recognized for her work in Business Insider as a 30 under 30 Woman in Tech and Top African-American in Tech & Top Startup To Watch in 2017 and Marie Claire Magazine named her a Young Gun to watch. She has written for Techcrunch, Forbes, Wall St. Journal, Fortune and Entrepreneur.com. Marc Andreessen named her one of his 55 Unknown Rock Stars in Tech.
Mark Sanborn is an internationally known inspirational leadership keynote speaker and an international authority on leadership in business, team building and change. Mark is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of seven best-selling selling books that have topped the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more. Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. Recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the speaking profession.
Dan Kuschell is the founder of Growth to Freedom™, ProsperityBasedLiving.com, creator of Millonaires Mindset®, bestselling author of Bootstrap Business as well as A Champion in the Making: Awaken the Champion Within Your life, Business, and Relationships and more. Dan has been on multiple media outlets including NBC, ESPN, Spike TV, Wall Street Journal online, numerous radio and TV programs, Entrepreneur, and many more. Dan’s books, videos, radio shows, newsletters, products, consulting, and appearances have impacted over 500,000 people worldwide. Dan Kuschell is the CEO for Joe Polish’s Genius Network & Genius Network.
Lee Odden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing, a digital marketing agency that provides integrated and optimized content, social media and influencer marketing programs for companies like McKesson, LinkedIn and Dell. A respected consultant and author of the book Optimize, Lee has been cited by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes for his expertise which he also shares giving presentations all over the world. For over 10 years Lee has published TopRank’s Online Marketing Blog, the only blog ranked the #1 content marketing blog three times by Content Marketing Institute.
Bernie Borges is the CMO of Vengreso, where he works with B2B C-Suite Executives and their staff to align marketing and sales to achieve revenue targets through content marketing strategy, social media strategy, and social selling training/coaching. He has been recognized by industry peers, including Marketing Insider’s 60 Best Marketing Speakers, TopRank’s Top 50 Content Marketing Influencers 2016, Cision’s Top 50 Content Marketers on Twitter and Brand Quarterly’s Top 50 over 50 Marketing Thought Leaders. He has a weekly social business engine podcast that showcases thought leaders in social media strategy.
Debbie Allen has built and sold 6 million-dollar companies in diverse industries and has been an entrepreneur since the young age of 19. Today, she is known as The Expert of Experts by supporting her clients in developing brand domination around their expertise. Debbie works with small business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers and experts in many different niche markets. Debbie has been a professional business speaker for the past 20 years and has presented before thousands of people in 28 countries around the world. She is an award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling author of seven books including her newest book The Highly Paid Expert. Her expertise has been featured in dozens of publications including Entrepreneur Magazine, Personal Branding, Sales & Marketing Excellence, Forbes, Washington Post and USA Today.
Sharon Lechter is a keynote speaker and as a business strategist and mentor, is an elite entrepreneur. She is a bestselling author, philanthropist, business strategist mentor, licensed CPA, and a mother and grandmother. In 1997 Sharon co-authored the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, along with 14 other books in the Rich Dad series. Over 10 years as CEO she led the Rich Dad Company and brand into an international powerhouse. In 2008 she was asked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to help re-energize the powerful teachings of Napoleon Hill just as the international economy was faltering. She has released three bestselling books in cooperation with the Foundation, including Think and Grow Rich-Three Feet from Gold, Outwitting the Devil and her latest project, Think and Grow Rich for Women, released in June of 2014.
Kyle Wong is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Pixlee, a visual marketing platform that helps brands to market and sell using real customer photos and videos. Pixlee works with over 150 customers, including top brands such as Levi’s Jeans, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and Kenneth Cole. Kyle graduated from Stanford University where he earned his degree in engineering. He is a mentor for the Stanford Accelerator (StartX) program, where he advises several early-stage VC backed tech startups. Kyle is a Forbes’ 30 Under 30 All-Star member and is a regular speaker and domain expert on influencer marketing and driving consumer engagement through social media. He is an active contributor for Forbes and Fortune Magazine where he writes on digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and various leadership and career topics.
One of the most in-demand Business Marketing/Branding Keynote Speakers in the world today, David Avrin, CSP is known as The Visibility Coach. With a surprisingly irreverent and entertaining style, David delivers a profoundly insightful and hard-hitting message to business audience across North America and around the world. A celebrated and energetic keynote speaker, David Avrin has presented to enthusiastic audiences of: CEOs, business owners, associations, entrepreneurs, leadership teams, sales professionals, account executives, human resources and more. A former CEO group leader, and executive coach with the world’s largest executive organization, David has worked with thousands of CEOs and business leaders on their business brand and competitive advantages. David is the author of the celebrated: It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You! (2014 Classified Press) and his latest book: Visibility Marketing! (2016 Career Press)
Joel Comm is an author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, and the leading voice in live video marketing. Whether using tools such as Facebook Live, Periscope, Instagram or Snapchat to broadcast a clearly defined message to a receptive audience or leveraging the power of webinar and meeting technologies such as Belive.tv or Crowdcast.io, Joel’s tested strategies make him an in-demand speaker and consultant for brands both large and small. Joel is the New York Times best-selling author of 15 books.
Sylvie di Giusto
Sylvie di Giusto helps individuals and organizations to explore how people make up their minds very quickly about them, their leadership potential, or their company, and either open the door or slam it shut. Twenty years of corporate experience and her ability to empower people to inﬂuence the success of own career has led to her launching Executive Image Consulting, based in New York City. It’s where she uses her extensive corporate expertise as a keynote speaker, corporate trainer and image consultant for professionals, politicians, and companies who place great importance on themselves. Sylvie speaks to audiences around the world about the importance of “First Impressions… and everything beyond”. She is the Author of “The Image of Leadership,” the Co-Owner of the “Studio for Image Professionals” and the Creator of “How You Impress.”
Kathleen Seeley is the Founder of TSG The Seeley Group Consulting Inc. For more than 20 years she has been working with individuals and organizations facilitating game-changing transformation in leadership capacity and team functioning. For the past four years Kathleen also consults with Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Success Principles, and multiple New York Times Best Seller, providing organizational development consultation, developing their training programs, and is a guest speaker at his training events. She co-authored a new Chapter on Leadership in his 10th Anniversary release of the Success Principles titled “Be a Leader Worth Following”.
Andrew Sherman serves as a legal and strategic advisor to both leaders of Fortune 500 companies and founders of rapid growth, emerging businesses in the areas of business planning, corporate finance, M&A, intellectual property harvesting. Andrew is the author of 26 books on business growth, M&A and strategy and an adjunct Professor in the MBA program at University of Maryland and at Georgetown Law School for nearly 30 years.
Patri Friedman is an American libertarian activist and theorist of political economy. He has worked for Google and as the executive director of the nonprofit Seasteading Institute, where they explore the creation of sovereign ocean colonies. He also has a venture fund, Zarco Investment Group. Friedman is the grandson of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, and son of economist and physicist David D. Friedman.
Dov Baron is a headline speaker for global conferences on leadership, influence, business and embracing purpose driven authentic leadership. Dov’s interactive presentation style captivates and energizes audiences. His revolutionary thinking and communication style had him cited as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire for your next conference, Dov Baron has been an independent leadership advisor to the United Nations (UN). Dov is the bestselling author of several books, his latest, “Fiercely Loyal: How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent.” (In-Phase Publishing, 2015 ©) He also writes for and has been featured in industry magazines including CNN, CBS Small Business Pulse, SHRM, Yahoo Finance, Boston Globe, Business in Vancouver, USA today, CEO, Entrepreneur and many more.
Bruce Rogers writes a column on thought leaders changing the business landscape and is the Chief Insights Officer for Forbes Media responsible for managing Forbes’ Insights thought leadership research division, as well as the Forbes CMO Practice. He is the co-author of “Profitable Brilliance: How Professional Services Firms Become Thought Leaders” now available on Amazon as the previously published “In the Line of Money: Branding Yourself Strategically to the Financial Elite”.
Leonard Kim is a firm believe that where you are today is exactly where you are supposed to be based on decisions you have made. He used to be at the bottom and almost went homeless. He had to work my way back up from the bottom. Now he has 10m+ readers, 250k+ social followers and features in leading media publications. He helps people learn how to turn around their careers based on what he learned from his experience. Now the managing partner of InfluenceTree, a personal branding accelerator based in Southern California, he’s one of the most prolific voices of his generation.
Dr. Steve Kerr is currently a senior advisor to Goldman Sachs, following a six-year term as a managing director and Goldman’s chief learning officer. Before joining Goldman he was General Electric’s CLO and vice president of corporate leadership development for seven years, where he worked closely with Jack Welch and led GE’s renowned leadership-education center at Crotonville. After leaving Goldman he again worked with Jack Welch, serving as co-founder and executive director of the Jack Welch Management Institute. Dr. Kerr has also served on the business school faculties of The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California, where he was dean of the faculty and director of the Ph.D. program. He is a former president of the Academy of Management, the world’s largest association of academicians in management. He has authored or coauthored six books and more than 80 journal articles, and his writings on leadership and “on the folly of rewarding a, while hoping for b” are among the most cited and reprinted in the management sciences.
Mike Federle the President and Chief Operating Officer of Forbes Media, where he oversees the company’s media business as well as its intersection with new businesses that Forbes launches. Prior to joining Forbes Media in 2011, he was a cofounder, President and COO of Techonomy Media Inc, a multimedia company based in New York, in which Forbes acquired an equity interest in July, 2011. He is a 25-year veteran of the media industry, where he held top positions as Publisher of Fortune magazine, Group Publisher of the Time Inc. Business & Finance Network and Group Publisher of the Bonnier Mountain Group in Boulder, Colorado.
Dina Dwyer-Owens is the co-chairwoman of Dwyer Group Board of Directors. America also knows her for participating in CBS’s Emmy-winning hit reality show “Undercover Boss” and the first-ever special episode “Undercover Boss: Epic Bosses.” A winner of the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southwest Area North, Dina leads by example and credits a growing team for the franchise family she presides over today. Dina is a certified franchise executive with more than 30 years of industry experience, having grown up in Dwyer Group. That business now includes 11 franchise brands and more than 2,700 locations around the world through direct franchising and master license agreements.
Joe Calloway designs and delivers leadership workshops for meetings and retreats for Fortune 500, small businesses, franchise organizations, entrepreneurs. non-profits, government, law firms, health care and just about every industry. He is a best-selling author and keynote speaker. His books have received rave reviews from The New York Times, Retailing Today, Publishers Weekly and many other top publications.
Viveka von Rosen
Viveka von Rosen is the host of the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter and Mashable listed her site as one of the top 10 business blogs. She has the largest strategy group on LinkedIn and is the author of “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day” , “LinkedIn Security: Who’s Watching You,” and her most recent book with Daily Success, “LinkedIn: 101 Ways to Rock Your Personal Brand.” She is a regular source on LinkedIn for prestigious news outlets such as Forbes, Money Magazine, Mashable.com, Ragan.com, SocialMediaExaminer.com, CNN and The Miami Herald.
Stephen Shapiro is a leading keynote speaker, author, and advisor on innovation. He has developed a proven approach for increasing speed, reducing risk, and improving innovation ROI tenfold. Stephen has two decades of practical innovation experience, including a 15-year tenure at Accenture where he created and led a 20,000-person innovation practice. Shapiro turn heads, opens minds, and captivates audiences with his provocative results-focused content. He has shared his message within over 50 countries. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, SUCCESS Magazine, CNBC, ABC News, and USA Network.
Scott McKain is a globally recognized authority on how organizations and professionals create distinction to attract and retain customers — and stand out in a hyper-competitive marketplace. The first edition of his book, “Create Distinction: What to Do When ‘Great’ Isn’t Good Enough to Grow Your Business” was named by thirty major newspapers (such as the Miami Herald) as one of the “ten best business books of the year.” His expertise has been quoted multiple times in USA Today, the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, and International Herald-Tribune. His commentaries were syndicated on a weekly basis for over a decade to eighty television stations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia – and he’s appeared multiple times as a guest on FOX News Network. Arnold Schwarzenegger booked him for a presentation at the White House with the President in the audience, and Scott played the villain in a movie named by esteemed critic Roger Ebert as one of the “fifty greatest movies in the history of cinema,” directed by the legendary Werner Herzog.
Larry Winget is a six-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author translated into over 20 languages. He is a member of the International Speaker Hall of Fame. He has starred in his own television series and appeared in national television commercials. Larry is also a regular contributor on many news shows on the topics of money, personal success, parenting, and business. Larry is also the trademarked Pitbull of Personal Development®.
Gerald Chertavian, who received an MBA with honors from Harvard, combined his entrepreneurial skills and his passion for working with urban young adults to found Year Up in 2000. An intensive one-year training and education program that serves low income youth ages 18-24, Year Up provides the technical, professional, and communication skills needed to empower urban young adults to make successful transitions to careers and higher education. Gerald’s commitment to working with urban youth spans more than 25 years. He has actively participated in the Big Brother mentoring program since 1985 and was recognized as one of New York’s outstanding Big Brothers in 1989.
Brian Wong received his high school diploma at the age of 14 and a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia at the age of 18. His most recent ventures, Kiip, KIIP pronounced KEEP, made him one of the youngest internet entrepreneurs to raise venture capital and has raised over $32 million in funding to date. He has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List,” named on the Dow Jones “FasTech50” and listed on Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies.” Brian’s first book, The Cheat Code includes 71 bitesized and virtually effortless shortcuts to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for creative thinkers and their ideas, and to accelerate success.
Bryan Eisenberg the co-founder of BuyerLegends and is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal & New York Times bestselling books “Call to Action”, “Waiting For Your Cat to Bark?”, “Always Be Testing” and “Buyer Legends: The Executive Storytellers Guide”. Bryan Eisenberg is the recognized authority & pioneer in improving online customer experiences, conversion rates, Persuasion Architecture, and persona marketing. Bryan has been featured expert by The Wall Street Journal and the The New York Times. In 1998, Bryan co-founded FutureNow Inc., the company has been helping businesses generate more engagements, leads, subscriptions, and sales with its unique framework he helped develop, Persuasion Architecture®. Bryan’s proudest professional accomplishments are the thousands of companies, students and clients, including Google, Marketo, HP, NBC Universal, GE, WebEx, Overstock and Dell, that have consistently enjoyed dramatic improvement in sales.
John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine and the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network. His latest book, SEO for Growth – The Ultimate Guide for Marketers, Web Designers, and Entrepreneurs, is changing the way the world thinks about SEO. He created Duct Tape Marketing in 2002 to work with small business owners. What began as a methodology became a book, course and eventually network of consultants around the world.
Robert J. Spies, MD
Robert Spies, MD, is an experienced, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Spies received seven years of surgical training prior to entering private practice in 1986. He is the Vice President of the Arizona Plastic Surgery Society. He has received awards and recognition for his work including being the recipient of the American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award as well as being voted “Top Doc” in Phoenix Magazine on multiple occasions by a group of his peers. Dr. Spies has donated his time and skills to perform reconstructive surgery on children with birth deformities in Mexico. He also is an Associate Professor at Mayo Clinic.
Brian Massey has helped hundreds of businesses build sites that drive sales. In his book, Your Customer Creation Equation, he shows you how to put aside your preconceived notions and replace them with proven recipes for online success. Conversion is the science of turning Web site visitors into leads and sales. As the Conversion Scientist, Brian Massey has helped dozens of businesses redesign their online strategies, focusing their budgets in the places that will deliver bottom-line results.
Tai Tran has had amazing success at a very young age. With a following of over 100,000 marketers, executives, and young professionals, Tai’s work has been widely recognized by Forbes, LinkedIn, Twitter, MarketWatch, and Tech Insider. In its fifth annual list, Forbes named Tai the youngest 30 Under 30 in Marketing & Advertising. LinkedIn also recognized Tai as the youngest top writer of the year in its inaugural Top Voices list, which included Bill Gates and Richard Branson. He taught one of UC Berkeley’s most popular undergraduate courses in digital marketing, content publishing, and personal branding. Tai is a proud alum of UC Berkeley and the Haas School of Business.
Roya Mahboob is an Afghan entrepreneur and businesswoman. She founded and serves as CEO of the Afghan Citadel Software Company, a full-service software development company. She has received attention for being among the first IT female CEOs in Afghanistan, where it is still relatively rare for women to work outside the home. Roya was named to TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World for 2013 for her work in building internet classrooms in high schools in Afghanistan and for Women’s Annex, a multilingual blog and video site hosted by Film Annex. This was the 10th anniversary of the TIME special edition.
Jack Daly is an expert in sales and sales management inspiring audiences to take action in customer loyalty and personal motivation. He delivers explosive keynote and general session presentations. Jack brings 30 plus years of field proven experience from a starting base with CPA firm Arthur Andersen to the CEO level of several national companies. Jack is a proven CEO/Entrepreneur, having built 6 companies into national firms, two of which he has subsequently sold to the Wall Street firms of Solomon Brothers and First Boston. Jack is the best-selling author of Hyper Sales Growth.
Dr. Darryl Adams
Dr. Darryl Adams is a sought-after keynoter speaker and thought leader and is widely known as the Rock & Roll Superintendent who advocates that “Every Child Be Connected” and provided with a 21st Century college, career and citizenship education! Dr. Adams, known as an innovator, provides motivational “keynote concerts” , a new concept in educating and “edutaining”. Dr. Adams has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the Top 100 Innovative Superintendents in the nation! H was listed as one of Tech and Learning’s Most Influential People of 2016 and named to the Education Dive’s People to Watch List in 2017.
Greg Holmes has been the head of sales at Zoom Video Communications for the past 4 1/2 years. He has help grow a sales team from 0 to 200 reps/managers in this rapidly growing video collaboration company. A graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, Greg brings over 17 years of experience in sales and sales management to Zoom, with a focus on building high octane virtual selling teams. His background is in collaboration and SaaS sales. He formerly ran the North American inside sales team for CA Technologies, Nimsoft product division. He also helped build the web touch selling model at WebEx, and successfully ran the Canadian business unit for Cisco WebEx.
Dr. Trevor Berry
Dr. Trevor Berry is a board-certified Chiropractic Neurologist. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, Salutatorian from Parker University and was the recipient of many academic awards including the Parker Scholastic Excellence Award. Dr. Berry has more than 2000 hours of post-doctoral education in neurological fields such as vestibular and balance disorders, traumatic brain injury, pain management and neurodegenerative disorders as well as functional medicine. Dr. Berry has been doing FDA research on neurological effects of Laser Therapy since 2011 and in 2014 he received the Erchonia Researcher of the Year Award. He is a partner at BTB Health Systems, where he lectures nationally and internationally and consults regarding functional neurology, functional medicine, laboratory testing and interpretation, laser therapy and more.
Jordan Levy is an entrepreneur who was selected by Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He started two education companies that are shaping the way undergraduate and graduate business programs approach experiential learning. He strongly believes in exposing students to new circumstances, with real stakeholders, real challenges, real collaboration, and of course real outcomes. He started his first company, Real Time Cases, as a way to innovate the case methodology invented by Harvard Business School over 100 years ago. Recently he has been working on a more advanced experiential learning offering called CapSource. In these situations, we source companies and design projects for semester long student consulting engagements. The idea is to provide students with a more hands-on way to apply what they’re learning so that they can develop their skills as young business professionals.
Mark Mills, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is also a strategic partner in Cotton Venture Partners, a digital oilfield venture fund, and writes the Energy Intelligence column for Forbes. He is co-author with Peter Huber of the book, The Bottomless Well, which rose to #1 in Amazon science.
Tamara Kleinberg is the founder of LaunchStreet, the online innovation program and community and creator of the proprietary Innovation Quotient Edge, only assessment able to help you discover your unique Innovator Archetype so you can innovate on demand. She is a sought after keynote speaker, Crossfit addict and knee high sock lover.
Dion Graham, is an actor from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E, and is the voice behind some very successful audiobooks, including Death by Black Hole, written by Neil deGrasse Tyson. An Audie Award winner and critically acclaimed actor and narrator, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.
Professor Dennin has been Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UCI since 1997, and is now the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education. His research focuses on the dynamics of foams and modeling of ice mélange in fjords. He is passionate about public outreach in the area of science – appearing on numerous television programs. You can find Prof. Dennin in the YouTube series Fascinating Fights (http://bit.ly/1GDKVex) debating the outcome of battles between pop icons. Recently, he published a science outreach book on the intersection between science and faith: Divine Science: Finding Reason at the Heart of Faith, from Franciscan Media.
Joe Lurie is Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California’s Berkeley’s International House. He is a renowned speaker for effective cross-cultural and intercultural communications. His work has included workshops for Google, American Express, US Peace Corps, Wells Fargo, and other top organizations. Joe is the author of Perception and Deception: A Mind Opening Journey Across Cultures and his work has been featured in U.S. News and World Report and NPR.
Jenna Leahy is currently the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of CASA Academy, a free, public charter school for low-income students in Central Phoenix. In 2012, Ms. Leahy was accepted into the competitive “New Schools for Phoenix” incubator program through the Arizona Charter Schools Association. Through this program, Ms. Leahy and her co-founder raised over $950,000 in start-up funding, visited over 50 of the top-performing charter schools across the country and wrote a charter to found CASA Academy, which was unanimously approved by the Arizona State Board for Charters in January of 2014. Ms. Leahy’s story has been featured in the New York Times, in the book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be” and in “The Leadership Strike Group” podcast.
Park Howell is a consultant, coach, and speaker with a proven system called Story Cycle. He helps individuals clarify their story to grow revenue and amplify impact. He has a popular iTunes podcast called Business of Story. Park was honored as Advertising Person of the Year in 2010 by the American Advertising Federation of Metro Phoenix. His agency was also recognized among the Top 10 Impact Companies in Arizona by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Sujan Patel is a data-driven marketer and entrepreneur. He is a high energy individual fueled by his passion to help people and solve problems. Sujan is the co-founder of WebProfits US, a growth marketing agency & software companies, Narrow.io & ContentMarketer.io, tools to help marketers build their Twitter following and scale content marketing efforts. Sujan is an avid writer and to publications such as Forbes, WSJ, Inc and Entrepreneur Magazine. In his 13 years in digital marketing Sujan has helped companies like Sales Force, TurboTax, Sony, Mint, and hundreds of others acquire more customers, build brand awareness, and grow their businesses.
Sujan took everything he learned in his career and wrote a book to help marketers with growth with his book 100 Days of Growth which has sold over 30,000 copies last year alone.
David Tweedt is the President of Win Enterprises, LLC and best-selling author who helps individuals create high performing cultures, grow high impact leadership, and accelerate flow and velocity. David helps leaders breakthrough their biggest challenges to create superior results based on the Win Holistic Transformation Model(TM) methodology. He is also a contributing author of the best – selling book Elite Business Systems – Insider Strategies of Industry Leading Consultants where he discusses The Transformation Curve (TM).
Lee McEnany Caraher
Lee McEnany Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a successful national public relations, content marketing and social media firm. Based in San Francisco with offices in New York and Boston, Double Forte works with beloved consumer, technology and wine brands. She is a highly sought-after communications expert known for her business acumen and insights (and her big laugh). She is the author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work and The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees (even after they leave).
Terri Levine founded the coaching and mentoring company Comprehensive Coaching U,Inc. and is one of the top professional coaches, business consultants, and mentors in the industry. She also founded a leading coach training school (www.CoachInstitute.com) an internationally recognized program that provides business coach training and is a founding partner and owner of The Business Consultant Institute (www.businessconsultantinstitute.com) providing business and marketing help to consultants. Dr. Levine is a Social Media Master and created The Rapid ROI Model and the 1,000 Leads Program helping business create more revenues and profits using her proprietary social media systems. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs become more profitable using her processes. Terri is a popular keynote speaker, bestselling author, and an international authority on creating business success. She is featured regularly in the media. Terri also founded a charity for children with Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy (www.TerriLevineFoundationforChildrenwithRSD.org).
Keld Jensen has more than 25 years experience in international management, negotiation, and communication from his post as managing director of a listed Scandinavian company. As Former Chairman of the Centre for Negotiation at the Copenhagen Business School, one of the top business schools in the world, he teaches Business Administration, Management, and International Negotiation. He also teaches at other prominent Executive MBA schools worldwide as a guest lecturer in negotiation, trust, behavioral economics and impression management.
Stefan Swanepoel has held the offices as President and/or CEO of a technology company, an education company, a real estate company, an education company, a real estate company, a non-profit association, a movie studio, and a 2,000-office international franchise. He has been voted “Businessman of the Year, “One of the Top 50 people to follow on Twitter” and as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate.” He has authored more than 35 books and reports on subjects such as real estate trends, technology, business strategies, and consumerism. His books have been featured on more than 18 bestseller lists including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Star Tribune, Huffington Post, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Inc. Magazine, CEO Read, San Francisco Chronicle, MSNBC, Publishers Weekly, ABC and Miami Herald.
Dr. Susan Edelman
Dr. Susan Edelman is a psychiatrist, an Associate Professor at Stanford, and the author of Be Your Own Brand of Sexy. Edelman believe the enormous pressure on women to be sexy and sexual undermines their confidence. It may even contribute to sexual violence toward women. During the last 30 years of her practice, she realized a dangerous trend. Despite advances, women across generations still struggle with having a voice and standing up for themselves. That is what led to her book to help people change their mindset.
Angela Bole is Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry. Under Angela’s leadership, IBPA has experienced significant growth in revenue and membership and has made major improvements to its flagship programs, including Publishing University and the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.
Dr. Todd Dewett
Dr. Todd Dewett is the world’s leading authenticity expert. He is a bestselling author at LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker. His latest book is Show Your Ink: Stories about Leadership and Life. He is a former award-winning professor whose clients include: ExxonMobil, Ernst & Young, GE Aviation, State Farm, JM Smucker, Medtronic, NCR, and many more. He has been quoted widely, including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, TIME, US News & World Report, and hundreds of other outlets. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young, he has since created a body of work that has motivated millions of professionals around the world.
Phil M. Jones
Phil M. Jones is a truly self-made sales performance legend. With nearly 20 years in the sales and retail fields, Phil has made a name for himself across the globe. His effective methods are sought after by companies and individuals on nearly every continent and in every major industry. His rigorous travel schedule is jam packed with new countries and cities, and his best-selling books and CDs have helped hundreds of thousands of business owners and sales professionals develop new skills to maximize their potential. Phil is the author of quite a few books, including Magic Words: 17 Ways to Influence, Persuade and Encourage People to Take Action, Toolbox: Essential Selling Skills to Win More Business, and Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact.
Jim Britt is an internationally recognized leader in the field of peak performance and personal empowerment training. He is author of 13 best-selling books including, Cracking the Rich Code, Cracking the Life Code, Rings of Truth, The Power of Letting Go, Freedom, Unleashing Your Authentic Power, Do This. Get Rich-For Entrepreneurs, The Flaw in The Law of Attraction, The Law of Realization, and The Change book series, to name a few. Jim has presented seminars throughout the world sharing his success principles and life enhancing realizations with thousands of audiences, totaling over 1,500,000 people from all walks of life. Jim has served as a success counselor to over 300 corporations worldwide. He was recently named as one of the world’s top 50 success coaches and again as one of the top 50. He was voted Trainer of the year and received The Best of the Best Award out of the top 100 contributors of all time to the direct selling industry.
Gerhard Gschwandtner’s personal mantra is “excellence is a question of expanding awareness”. He established his professional reputation as a sales guru by training over 10,000 salespeople in Europe and the US. He started Selling Power magazine and turned it into the world’s leading sales management magazine. His mission is to contribute to the success of sales leaders with SellingPower.com, a sales intelligence platform that’s visited by over 300,000 sales leaders every month. He runs four Sales 2.0 conferences a year (in Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco and Las Vegas) that attract over 1,200 sales and marketing leaders. More than 100,000 sales executives watch his free, daily (5 min) video interviews with sales leaders. He is the author of 16 books on Selling, Sales Management and Sales Psychology and two books on photography.
Ford Saeks has redefined the formula for business success. His efforts have helped companies generate a total of over a billion dollars in sales worldwide. From start-ups to Fortune 500’s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Innovator. With over 20 years’ experience (ranging from retail to wholesale), he has founded over ten companies, authored four books, awarded three U.S. patents, and received numerous industry awards. Tenacity and innovation are what fuels this revenue-generating powerhouse. From grassroots to Google, Ford provides his clients with fresh perspectives and doable tactics to resolve marketing, operations, and growth challenges. As President and CEO of Prime Concepts Group, Inc., an integrated marketing services firm, Ford specializes in helping businesses attract loyal and repeat customers, monetize social media, and ignite creativity.
Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. Anderson’sTED talk on The Web of Humanity: Be an Opportunity Maker has attracted over two million views. Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, and The Skoll Foundation. She’s a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown, co-founder of nine political PACs, and author of Mutuality Matters, Moving From Me to We, Getting What You Want, and Resolving Conflict Sooner. Anderson serves on the advisory boards of The Business Innovation Factory, Gloopt, and TEDxMarin. As David Rockefeller Jr. said after hearing her speak, “Kare forever changes how you see yourself and your world.” Discover more at her blog, Moving From Me To We.
Amanda Blesing worked her way through the ranks of association management, with her last role as Chief Executive Officer of SOCAP Australia. Her expertise and passion remains in designing programs that help people do better work. As the creator of The Ambition Revolution program, she currently speaks with, and consults to, busy and ambitious professionals. What really switches her on is seeing these individuals step up, speak out and take charge – of their roles, careers, aspirations and their communities. Most recently she has been working with a range of women including an HR executive in the private sector and a consultant in the USA – both wanting to embrace their “inner expert” and learn how to express their expertise publicly and more easily.
Hans Finzel is a successful author, speaker, teacher and leader among leaders. He is the President of HDLeaders. (HansFinzel.com) He has trained leaders internationally on five continents. Hans served for twenty years as President and CEO of international non-profit WorldVenture, with a staff of 650 workers in 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 Hans and Donna Finzel incorporated HDLeaders to engage with growing leaders worldwide. Hans has an earned doctorate in the field of leadership. He is the author of ten books, including his bestseller “The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make” and his newest release “Launch Your Encore.” His books have been translated into over twenty foreign language editions.
Keshelle Davis is known for facilitating the fulfillment of people’s dreams through her training programs, coaching, live events, mentorship and other initiatives. She is considered one of the most dynamic trainers and presenters in her country. In 2012 Keshelle was appointed as first female Executive Director of the Bahamas Chamber Institute, the education arm of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and became one of the youngest women to be elected to the Board of Directors the same year. Previously, Keshelle founded and led The Training Authority, an independent corporate skills training company. Keshelle has develop the signature messages “StandOut” & “Make It Real” is now is working in association with Sharon Lechter and her global work with The Napolean Hill Foundation.
Georges van Hoegaerden
Georges van Hoegaerden is the Managing Director of The Venture Company since its founding in 1998. Georges is known and praised as a first-rate truth-teller, and a widely read systems-thinker with an incisive and determined mind, painstakingly deployed to secure a better world for us all. Georges has a knack for creating systems. From his early days building operating-systems as a computer programmer, to building systems of high-growth as a startup CEO in Silicon Valley, to driving the investment thesis as a (part-time) venture capitalist, to rebuilding asset-management constructs spawning repeatable performance long-term, and to most recently, reinventing the foundational principles designed to improve all man-made systems. Georges’ 851 public viewpoints on innovation, capital and policy have been used and quoted frequently, and over a period of 12 years have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and in over 800 publications worldwide.
Tom Hopkins carries the standard as a master sales trainer and is recognized as the world’s leading authority on selling techniques and salesmanship. More than 5,000,000 people on five continents have attended Tom’s high-energy live seminars. Tom personally conducts 30+ seminars each year traveling throughout the North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South Africa. Tom Hopkins is the author of eighteen books, including “How to Master the Art of Selling™,” which has sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide. This mega-selling book is considered a must-have reference guide for top selling producers in every field of sales. He has also authored three selling-skills books in the popular “…for Dummies®” series. And, his latest, “When Buyers Say No” (2014) is receiving rave reviews.
Anda Gansca is the CEO and Co-Founder of Knotch, the leading, independent provider of real-time intelligence for marketers. Founded in 2013, Knotch has been recognized as one of the most innovative marketing technologies in the world, as it seeks to change the way global brands engage and understand their audiences. Born and raised in Transylvania, Anda moved to the United States upon being accepted to Stanford University. Anda has started three nonprofit initiatives before Knotch around encouraging critical thinking skills and social activism in young people. Outside of Knotch, Anda advises early stage startups on fundraising, product, strategy and hiring and serves as a mentor and judge for the Stanford incubator, StartX. A regular thought leadership contributor to the trade media and industry at-large, she has been named to both Inc.’s and Forbes’ annual 30-Under-30 lists.
Anne C. Graham
Anne C. Graham has been driving profit and growth in a wide variety of organizations for over 30 years, using customer-focused approaches instead of conventional accounting jiggery. She’s rolled up her sleeves to deliver results as an individual contributor, as a senior executive, and as a successful author, speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. In addition to being a profit and growth expert, she is a #1 Best-Selling Author, and received Speaker of the Year. She transforms the lives of business leaders by helping them double their profits in less than a year, in less time per week than they’re spending on email per day.
Cheryl Hunter is a two-time bestselling author, speaker, and transformational expert who was abducted as a teenager. That life-altering experience ignited a strong desire to contribute to others, so distilling the methods she used to turn around her own life, she developed an educational model that is proven to turn around results for people in all contexts. Cheryl delivers her unique, breakthrough education in corporations, educational institutions, and to individuals, and she speaks to audiences worldwide to help people understand how to navigate challenges and fulfill their highest potential…no matter what circumstances they’re faced with. To date, Cheryl has coached and led personal and professional development programs to over 100,000 people. Frequently called upon by the media, Cheryl is a regular contributor and an on-camera expert to major media outlets, and her highly regarded TED talks have made great impact.
Joel Bauer would describe himself as a very simple guy and who teaches people how to do very simple things. He loves what he does and for over 40 years he has been speaking, training and mentoring. He is referred to as the Mentor’s Mentor, as he has mentored over 1,600 of the top income producing speakers, authors and marketers. As a Speaker Trainer, he trains speakers, celebrities and business leaders to communicate from their heart, recommit to living their dream, and close deals with predictive precision. He has mentored, coached and designed branding and turn-key closing presentations for speakers and celebrities, including: Bill Clinton, Francis Ford Coppola, Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, to just name a few. As a branding expert and speaker trainer his clients include: Motorola, 3M, Mitsubishi, Shell, Canon, IBM, Cargill, Disney, Panasonic, Apple, and Motorola. More than 300 millionaires have been created from going through his mentor program.
Rebekah Radice is an award-winning content marketer whose entrepreneurial roots, instincts and unstoppable energy create a powerful force for strategic business growth. As the Chief Marketing Officer of Post Planner, Rebekah is responsible for establishing an insight-driven culture, and setting a baseline for marketing’s strategic impact on business. Rebekah has been blogging since 2004 on one of the top social media blogs, rebekahradice.com – voted a “2016 and 2015 Top 10 Social Media Blog” by Social Media Examiner. As a Keynote Speaker and recognized leader, Rebekah has been featured on CBS, at NATO, Quickbooks, Social Media Examiner, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Today, Steamfeed, 12Most and Alltop and was listed as one of the Top Ten Content Marketers of 2015. In addition to being a popular social media and digital marketing specialist, Rebekah is the author of, “How to Use Social Media to Virtually Crush the Competition.”
David Reeve is the author of the book Unleash Culture. His purpose in life is to inspire greatness in everyone, everywhere, and leave them better than he found them. Centered on this purpose, he founded the brands Unleash Culture™ and Unleash Dreams™. He is on a mission to change the way companies discover greatness within through building amazing culture and to empower people to design and live an extraordinary life. His experience with designing corporate culture spans over 25 years, having worked with 100’s of leaders, starting and mentoring brands resulting in winning 67 awards for culture excellence. Brands he has mentored have also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Success, Profit, Fox Business, the Globe and Mail, Forbes, Alberta Venture, Huffington Post and Dragon’s Den to name a few.
Matt Preschern is the Executive Vice President and CMO at HCL Technologies. Matt has more than two decades of leadership experience in marketing and strategic business development. In September 2012, Matt received the B2B “Top Digital Marketer” award. Matt has held several leadership positions at IBM including, Vice President of Marketing for North America Business Consulting Services, where he repositioned the organization for growth. He also played a key role in IBM’s Global ‘Smarter Planet’ campaign. A global citizen, Matt was born and educated in Austria and has an MBA from Emory University.
Phillip Hatfield is a professional speaker, business and life coach, and author of three books including his newest “Be the Transformation” and “Contagious Encouragement”. Phillip was personally mentored by Zig Ziglar for more than 35 years where he wound up on Zig Ziglar’s speaking and coaching team. He has learned to surround himself with Great people and to Get a Plan, work his plan and “Get UP’ and get Back in the game after being KNOCKED Down. Phillip has learned to OVERCOME almost ANY OBSTACLE in Life & Business. Phillip is an amputee from a devastating accident on November 9, 2008. He was not expected to live and almost died Seven (7) times in the first ten days. He KNOWS what it is like to have the fight of his life and “FIGHT to LIVE”.
Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research Boesch conducted with a team of doctoral students in the Industrial Organizational Psychology Department at Colorado State University. She is also the acclaimed author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage. Under her leadership, Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado with a turnover rate nearly 40% less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average.
Michelle Tillis Lederman
Michelle Tillis Lederman named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is the author of three books including The 11 Laws of Likability and her latest Nail the Interview, Land the Job. Michelle is the CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides custom communication and leadership training and coaching programs. Michelle has appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, Gayle King, and NPR and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Working Mother, US News & World Report, Monster.com, USA Today, CNBC, and About.com. She holds degrees from Lehigh University and Columbia Business School. Connect with Michelle on Twitter and Facebook.
Tony Knopp is a tech, start-up, and sports professional currently serving as CEO and Co-Founder of InviteManager. He, along with the co-founders built InviteManager from a boot-strap three-man company to one whose client list includes American Express, Coca-Cola, Anheuser Busch, MasterCard, FedEx, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Nissan and Fox Sports among thousands of others. InviteManager has been twice named to the INC 5000, twice named to the 100 Best Places To Work In Los Angeles and 100 Fastest Growing Companies by the LA Business Journal, and was noted as a “25 Fastest Growing Tech Start-Ups in LA” by Built in LA. Personally, I’ve been humbly recognized as one of “50 To Watch In The LA Tech Scene” by Built In LA and a “Rising Executive” by USC Marshall School. He is a regular contributor for USA Today, Fox, CBS, ESPN, Bloomberg, and numerous others.
Chad E. Cooper
Chad E. Cooper is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a registered broker and license holder of several investment and financial licenses. Retired from Microsoft at a young age, he knows what it takes to become financially independent. Chad been an advisor to CXO executives in Fortune 500 companies advising leadership service, operation, and strategy on how to position and define services as strategic assets and has coached thousands of people. In addition, he is coach to Professional Athletes in WBO, NHL, MLB, USAT, NFL, and Olympians around the world, taking their performance to legendary level. As a former multi-major sponsored triathlete, Chad competed on the Ironman race circuit and consistently ranked in the top 10% of his bracket nationally.
Marissa Levin is a 20-year entrepreneur, speaker, and globally recognized growth strategist, with a lifetime legacy mission to educate, equip, & empower 100 million entrepreneurs & leaders with the skillsets and mindsets they need to reach their greatest potential. As CEO of Successful Culture, Marissa helps CEOs master the 3 most critical aspects of business growth: leadership development, strategy formulation & execution, and organizational culture assessment & improvement. Marissa is a Leadership Mindset columnist for Inc. Magazine, and is an instructor & strategy coach for Inc’s online entrepreneurship education program, Inc.Edu which leads start-up entrepreneurs through an intensive business growth curriculum. She is the author of “My Company ROCKS!” Eight Secrets to a Growth-Driven Culture That Keeps Employees Happy & Engaged,” which provides specific strategies on how to build a culture that fosters employee loyalty, engagement, and excitement. She is also the author of the #1 best-selling book on advisory boards, “Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards”. The book leads businesses owners through her SCALE™ Model to strategically select, compensate, associate, & leverage advisory boards for breakthrough growth.
Barry Feldman is a copywriter, content marketing strategist, digital marketing consultant, blogger, speaker, and podcaster. Barry is a voice of authority in personal branding, SEO, content marketing, copywriting, and social media marketing. He works with companies big and small all over the globe to plan and create content that matters, guiding clients in their efforts to drive more traffic, leads and sales via their digital marketing efforts. Barry’s “the marketer’s marketer,” providing creative direction to many of the world’s top brands, marketing service providers and digital media agencies. Barry publishes regularly on The Point at Feldman Creative and contributes to many of the world’s leading digital marketing publications.
Linda Byars Swindling
Linda Byars Swindling a “bargaining expert”. She calls herself a “recovering” attorney. A recognized expert on workplace issues and negotiations, Linda works with organizations and professionals to create better working relationships and harness the power of positive influence, persuasion and negotiation. Linda is creator of the popular Passports To Success book series and co-author of The Consultant’s Legal Guide. Linda’s recent books include: Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Really Want, Stop Complainers & Energy Drainers: How to Negotiate Work Drama to Get More Done, and The Manager’s High-Performance Handbook.
Joey Price is the CEO of Jumpstart: HR, LLC where he leads HR efforts for small business owners and start-up founders who want to build better, stable businesses. He keeps clients happy by offering innovative consulting strategies and efficient HR administrative outsourcing support. This sets them apart from other alternatives like PEOs, HR Consultants and hiring HR staff. Where some see HR as a cost-center, their client organizations see HR as a strategic component of the business through the value that they expose and create. As a podcaster on the Business, Life, and Coffee show, he innovates by sharing carefully curated conversations on personal finance, psychology, professional development, and business for emerging professionals and business owners alike. BLC is a podcast focused on enhancing the quality of your business and life week through relevant content and that endures over time.
Sally Helgesen, an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and consultant, is ranked by Leadership Gurus as number 15 in its survey of the world’s most influential leadership experts and cited as one of the top 35 authorities in the field by Leadership Excellence magazine. Sally is the author of six books, most recently The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which breaks new ground by exploring how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and benefit their organizations. Her best-selling The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as “the classic work” on women’s leadership styles, has been continuously in print for 22 years and was translated into 12 languages. The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time.
Rocky Roamanella is an experienced CEO, speaker, executive advisor on balanced leadership, and former President of UPS Retail Operations. He is a respected business leader with more than 38 years of executive level experience including: development and implementation of high-level strategies, merger and acquisition integration, operations management, profit and loss (P&L) responsibility, and liaison between the board of directors and corporate operations. Extensive experience in national and global transportation, industrial engineering, inside operations and supply chain management. Growth, expansion and innovative thinking have led to these positions of increasing responsibility in all facets of business. Recognized as a perceptive leader who navigates and guides cross-functional business ventures to define, prioritize and deliver strategic initiatives for maximum value and profitable results.
Randy Pennington is a business performance veteran, author, and expert in helping organizations build a culture focused on results. His client list includes leading organizations in business, nonprofits, and government. His ideas and comments have appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Executive Excellence, and numerous professional and trade journals, and on CNN, Fox News, the BBC, and ABC radio. He was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and is the author of Make Change Work, On My Honor, I Will: Leading with Integrity in Changing Times and Results Rule! Build a Culture that Blows the Competition Away.
Shama Hyder is known as the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fast Company as well as named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list of Movers and Shakers. Shama has been the recipient of the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award. She was also named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25” by Business Week in 2009 and one of the “Top 30 under 30” Entrepreneurs in America in 2015. In addition, Shama has been honored at the White House and the United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in North America. She is the bestselling author of the Zen of Social Media Marketing (4th edition), Momentum; and an acclaimed international keynote speaker who has been invited to share the speaking stage with the world’s top leaders, including President Obama and the Dalai Lama. A trusted media expert and sought-after TV personality, Shama has frequently appeared on Fox Business, CBS, CW33 and Fox News. As a thought leader, she’s been featured in many major publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc Magazine and Forbes.
Tripp Crosby has become famous through his world-known Youtube sketches he did as a comedy duo known as Tripp and Tyler. Their sketches have amassed over 60 million views and made headlines on some the world’s largest publications (Today Show, Huffington Post, Mashable, the home page of YouTube to name a few). In 2014 Tripp was selected by Satchi and Satchi as a member of the Cannes International Film Festival New Director Showcase for his work on A Conference Call in Real Life, and since he has continued to direct impactful commercials and various forms of branded content for major brands (Coke, Verizon, Canon). Tripp’s production Company Green Tricycle Studios is now the branded arm of Thruline Entertainment, and they are currently working with major brands, top Hollywood Talent, and some of the most up-and-coming producers and directors to make compelling branded entertainment. Tripp loves inspiring people to be happier, more productive, and more present in their professional lives, and he helps hundreds of thousands do so by teaching them how to take themselves a little less seriously.
Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market. In 2010, Dean traded his marketplace career for Halftime to help more people who, like him, wanted to expand their own first half success and skills into passion and purpose for meeting human needs and making a significant difference. Dean joined Halftime as managing director and in 2011 became chief executive officer. He speaks at events around the world, encouraging business leaders to channel first-half achievement into a second half defined by joy, impact and balance.
John Lee Dumas
John Lee Dumas has interviewed more than 1800 of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and shared their journey on his EOFire podcast. The knowledge bombs routinely dropped via this “Who’s-Who” of today’s savviest entrepreneurs have resonated worldwide, and episodes have been downloaded more than 12 million times by listeners in 145 different countries in 2015 alone. From his interviews, he learned one thing that stands out above everything else: The most successful people on this planet – in business AND life – are those who SET and ACCOMPLISH goals!
Lizzi Ackerman is the co-founder of Birch Benders. Birch Benders was born back in 2012 after a series of trial-and-error pancake recipes resulted in a no fuss mix with a healthy twist — the company makes vegan, gluten-free and paleo mixes. Today, Ackerman and her cofounder, who’s also her husband, have taken the Denver-based, just-add-water pancake mix company to shelves in 6,000 stores nationwide — including Target, Whole Foods and Safeway.
Terry Cain and Steve Church
Terry Cain and Steve Church are co-owners of Pinwheel Partners, where their passion is directed towards helping growing or stagnant businesses gain more predictability as they drive their cultures using the Service Profit Chain as published by Harvard in the early 90’s. They specialize in helping others learn that: Leadership Action, Creates Employee Engagement, Creates Customer Engagement and this equals Shareholder Value.
Dr. Gabriel Warren
Dr. Gabriel Warren is a speaker, educator, entrepreneur, and author of the book No Regrets! He provides simple and practical steps to help people make their lives satisfying. He speaks to corporate audiences on a variety of topics ranging from time management, goal setting, motivating teams, and more. In addition to corporate audiences, he speaks to others on achieving success, understanding their purpose, and building relationships.
Michael Houlian and Bonnie Harvey
Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are co-founders of Barefoot (now the #1 wine brand in the world). Michael and Bonnie are highly sought-after business strategists, keynote speakers, consultants, and corporate trainers. Their presentations include content from decades of real-world, practical business experience. Using out-of-the-box thinking, pay-for-performance, positive culture, channel distribution management, and “Worthy Cause Marketing,” they help start-ups, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 corporations increase their sales, profitability and brand equity.
Anne Loehr is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, author, and consultant on the future of work. She helps leaders in large organizations connect today’s everyday decisions to the future workplace. Her end goal is to help organizations retain their top talent and not only survive, but thrive. She writes for Fast Company and the Huffington Post, and co-authored two management books: A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees and Managing the Unmanageable: How to Motivate Even the Most Unruly Employee. Named the “Generational Guru” by The Washington Post, Anne’s work has been featured in Newsweek International, The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Washingtonian, CNN Money and more.
Chris Westfall is a keynote speaker, author and business coach. His strategies have created multi-million dollar results across a wide variety of industries. Serving entrepreneurs as well as Fortune 100 companies, he work with business leaders, C-Level executives, sales teams, entrepreneurs and important social causes across four continents. Recognized as the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, he finds the greatest value in working with teams that need to persuade and influence the toughest audiences, when the stakes are high. His clients have landed on Shark Tank, Shark Tank – Australia and Dragon’s Den. Over the last few years, he has been a part of launching over 50 businesses and creating hundreds of jobs – as well as raising multi-million dollar investment revenues. He has coached the winner of the Harvard Executive MBA Pitch Competition, the Intel Global Capital Conference, and the team that won the Rice Business Plan Competition in 2016 (the largest and most lucrative entrepreneurial pitch competition in the world).
Deborah Perry Piscione
Deborah Perry Piscione is a principal of Vorto Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based innovation consultancy firm that focuses on growth. She is also a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, public speaker and specializes her speaking and consulting work in her innovation methodology, Improvisational Innovation. Her most recent book is “The People Equation”. She is described by many of the country’s leading women as the “summer camp for smart women,” Alley to the Valley™ networks the world’s most influential women for deal making. Her previous books include “The Risk Factor: Why Every Corporation Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters and the Occasional Spectacular Failure” and her global bestselling book, “Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn From the Innovation Capital of the World”. The book is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and sold in 39 countries.
Marc Rudov is a branding advisor to CEOs, media commentator, and author of Brand Is Destiny: The Ultimate Bottom Line and Be Unique or Be Ignored: The CEO’s Guide to Branding. He’s headed marketing organizations in both large and small companies. Rudov is known worldwide as an independent thinker and thought-leader, unfazed by political correctness and technological correctness. Mr. Rudov rails against industry, product, and technology jargon, and teaches his clients — from various industries — to escape their comfort zones to stand out, to be unique. He counsels CEOs that, if they fail to lead and enforce their branding initiatives, they will imperil their destinies, drift and crash, and, consequently, squash their bottom lines.
Jonathan Blum is an author, award-winning journalist, and self-taught technical writer. He worked with Jim Kramer and is known for his short investor column titled Digital Skeptic. His new book, How Data Works, from Fine Print Literary Management, is anticipated to be released in 2018. He specializes in helping humanity manage overwhelming amounts of information and tell stories that have not previously been told. He believes in asking the right question of the right information at the right time.
Jane Ransom is a trainer and international speaker who combines storytelling with up-to-date science to educate and inspire participants while providing clear takeaways to improve their relationships, their businesses and their lives. Jane is a science-based hypnotist and an expert on the subconscious mind. She is also an expert on gender relations. Recent studies reveal how and why men and women often misinterpret each other, even when harboring the best intentions. Jane helps companies and individuals to understand both genders’ communication styles and subconscious motivations, in order to bridge the gender gap and facilitate win-win solutions. A former university professor, Jane remains dedicated to lifelong learning. Simon & Schuster holds the contract option for her upcoming book, “One Brainy Book: 26 Scientific Ways to Feel and Be Terrific!”
Robert Murray, or Bob as he is known, is a Number 1 Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, Raving Customer Advocate, Transformational Leader and Strategy Yoda. Bob has spoken professionally to audiences in over 25 countries around the world as a on creating Customer Centric Cultures, Strategy, Transformation and Leadership. He is the Amazon Number 1 Best Selling Author of the critically acclaimed books on leadership, business and strategy entitled; “It’s Already Inside” and “Unlocked” and the upcoming; “Simple Leadership – Simply Said.” Along the way, Bob has been the recipient of two New York Festival Awards and one Summit Award for Marketing Innovation Excellence.
Paul Edgewater is an in-demand keynote speaker, 5X International best-selling and award-winning author, CMO & co-founder of Chicago, IL-based, Busy Bee Promotions, Inc. and guest Lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Columbia College. Paul has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Promo Magazine, and on FOX News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, NBC and CBS news affiliates.
Paul is the author of “I Challenge You To Find A Better Book” volume 1 of The Book On Promotions, series, “The Success Secret”, co-authored with the legendary Jack Canfield (of “Chicken Soup For The Soul” fame), “Counter Attack – Business Strategies For Explosive Growth In The New Economy” co-authored with world renowned business leader, Brian Tracy, “The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need” co-authored with Robert G. Allen and Leigh Steinberg and “In It To Win It” with master sales trainer and motivational speaker, Tom Hopkins (all available at: www.BusyBeePromotions.com).
Bert Martinez is a Sales Consultant and best-selling author. He helps businesses deal with prospecting, building trust, and becoming a celebrity resource for their industry. He helps people learn how to be seen on TV and heard on radio and guarantees ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. He has been able to double the sales for his clients who use his techniques. They learn how to automate their sales and become the recognized authority in their niche.
Joe Sweeney has an equity position in Corporate Financial Advisors. Prior to that, he was founder and president of SMG, a sports management firm that specializes in assisting and representing coaches and athletes (including three-time NFL MVP Brett Favre) in securing contracts and marketing deals. He was also president of the Wisconsin Sports Authority and have served on 28 boards of directors. His first book was; Networking Is a Contact Sport and it became a New York Times bestseller. That led to giving hundreds of keynote addresses to top companies. He also authored the book: Moving the Needle.
Greg Welch is a senior partner at the world’s premier executive search firm, Spencer Stuart. He has distinguished himself as the industries “go-to” CMO recruiter for the world’s most iconic brands and he has personally led over 600 senior marketing searches. He is a frequent guest speaker, thought leader and mentor to the industries top talent. Greg co-authored the acclaimed book Good for Business: The Rise of the Conscious Corporation. He is the co-founder of the M50 marketing group and the creator of Spencer Stuart’s annual CMO Summit, one of the industry’s most well-known events.
Fred E. Miller
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, international coach, and author. His books, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!” are bought internationally, and have rave reviews on Amazon.com. Businesses, individuals, and organizations hire him because they want to improve their networking, public speaking, and presentation skills. They know: Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities. He shows them how to Develop, Practice, and Deliver a great Presentation” with – NO SWEAT! Mind Mapping, a visual, non-linear brain storming tool, is one of his passions and areas of expertise.
Jim Beach is the author of a book published by McGraw Hill titled: School for Startups was a big success. Jim has started businesses and taught entrepreneurship around the world. He was the highest ranked professor in the Business College at Georgia State University for 12 straight semesters. His teaching and speaking is based on experience. He grew a company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue. In 2000, Jim closed two rounds of venture funding, one for $2.4 million and another for $6.4 million. The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized the company was one for the fastest growing companies in Georgia for both 1999 and 2000. In 2001, Jim was selected as one of the “Forty under Forty” most influential citizens by Georgia Trend magazine. He appeared on NPR, MBNBC, CNN, and in the New York Times, Wired, and Entrepreneur Magazine as an expert on technology and education. He recently won the Small Business Administration Media Advocate Award for his terrestrial radio show.
Heather Ann Havenwood
Heather Ann Havenwood, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on digital marketing, sales coaching, and online publishing business strategies. Heather Ann has been named Top 50 Must Follow Women Entrepreneur’s for 2017 by Huffington Post. She is also called Chief Sexy Boss™ (from her Amazon BEST SELLER book Sexy Boss™ How Female Entrepreneurship is Changing the Rule Book and Beating the Big Boys and others call her an ‘Icon Creator’ or a ‘Wizard Behind the Curtain’.
Maura Sweeney is an Author, Podcaster, International Speaker, Huffington Post Blogger and creator of the Foundations of Happiness course for emotional intelligence. She is the Trademarked Ambassador of Happiness transforming her “Living Happy – Inside Out” mantra into a global outreach. A former decorated corporate manager, mentor and homeschooling mom, Maura launched a vocational reinvention at midlife. Since then, she has been featured on nearly 200 media outlets including NBC, BBC, Serbia and Kosovo TV news, Macedonian press and scores of podcast and radio talk shows. Her insights have also appeared in the Boston Globe, Tampa Bay Times and the Emmy award-winning ESPN 30-for-30 film, Playing for the Mob.
Maria Ross is a brand strategist, author and speaker who believes cash flow and creativity are not mutually exclusive. As creator of Red Slice, she advises startups, solopreneurs and small businesses on how to craft irresistible brands. Maria is a former management consultant and Silicon Valley marketing executive who has created marketing and messaging strategies for companies of all sizes, including Accenture, Discovery Networks, Monster.com, Business Objects (an SAP company) and several successful technology startups. She’s the author of Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget, (2nd Edition) and the eBook series, The Juicy Guides for Entrepreneurs, as well as her powerful personal memoir, Rebooting My Brain.
Dina Proctor is a life and business coach, inspirational speaker, and best-selling author of Madly Chasing Peace: How I Went From Hell to Happy in Nine Minutes a Day. After hitting emotional rock-bottom, she -quite unintentionally!- created a process called 3×3 Meditation (3 minutes, 3 times a day) that enabled her to transform every aspect of her life. From weight loss and banishing addictive cravings to reconstructing relationships, this simple and yet incredibly effective method has gained the support of Jack Canfield and Dr. Bruce Lipton, and is now helping thousands of others around the world improve their lives.
Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication expert and the founder of Vocal Impact Productions in Philadelphia, PA. Her mission is to help people master the 3Cs of “Vocal Executive Presence”: Command the room, Connect with the audience, and Close the deal. She has spent nearly 20 years in language, culture and education, and has done coaching, trainings and keynote addresses across five continents. She is a coach for the TED Fellows program and works with clients such as Comcast, Independence, Wikimedia, the US Department of Commerce, IBM, and Women Against Abuse. She earned her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania where she was faculty from 2001-2013. Her TED talk is titled Want to sound like a leader? Start by saying your name right.
Jill Schiefelbein is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and recovering academic. She taught business communication at Arizona State University for 11 years before venturing into entrepreneurship. Jill’s business, The Dynamic Communicator®, helps organizations increase sales and create consumer advocates. Jill runs the Dynamic Accelerator program, helping solo- and micro-entrepreneurs accelerate business growth. Her latest book is Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business.
Hugh Ching is the founder of Knowledge-Oriented Society. He is a graduate of MIT whose associates include Milton Friedman, Kenneth Arrow, and a long list of other renown thinkers. He was recently nominated for the Berggruen Prize in philosophy where winners receive a $1 million prize for being thinkers whose ideas have helped us find direction, wisdom, and improved self-understanding in a world being rapidly transformed by profound social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change. He has been described as one of the most accomplished thinkers in the history of mankind.
Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand”, a “Creativity and Innovation Guru”, a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential and has recently been selected as a delegate for the United Nation’s first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. Jen made history at the New York Stock Exchange, as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell. Her success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmentalized handbag, which led to the creation of subsequent lifestyle brands, Leader Girlz, and Empowered. “Empowered by Jen Groover” with her PBS special, complimented with a variety of consumer products encompassing her quotes and a second book in the works, inspires people to live life with passion and purpose. The momentum has led to the expansion of the “Empowered” brand called “Empowered for Purpose”.
Christy Rutherford, a Harvard Business School graduate, is the President of LIVE-UP Leadership, a leadership development and training company. Christy is also a certified Executive Leadership Coach and assists companies with creating cultures of high performance. Christy Rutherford served over 16 years as an active duty Coast Guard officer. Among her many professional accomplishments, her national recognition includes the Coast Guard Dorothy Stratton Leadership Award, Cambridge Who’s Who Amongst Executives and Professionals, Career Communications STEM Technology All-Star and the Edward R. Williams Award for Excellence In Diversity. She is also a speaker and best-selling author, with five recently-released books, Shackled To Success, Heal Your Brokenness, Philosophies of Iconic Leaders Philosophies of Spiritual Leaders and Manifest Your Dreams.
Joseph Bonner is President and Chief Executive Officer of iCast Media, which includes iCast Radio Network, Legend Radio, and Legend Men’s Magazine. He is also CEO of DARIL BONNER PR, responsible for marketing, branding, and imaging of executives, business proprietors, and celebrities. Bonner works as Executive Producer and Host of the Joseph Bonner Reports, Legend TV and the nationally syndicated “Joseph Bonner Show” on iCast, Legend and iHeart Radio. He is a founder of Daril Bonner Mentoring, an independent San Diego private educational program that ran from 2009-2014. He has contributed inspirational commentary as content for shows including X-Factor Australia, truTV ‘s Court T.V., CBS Television program, People Magazine, the New York Times and NBC San Diego News.
Jeb Blount is a Sales Acceleration expert who helps sales organizations reach peak performance fast by optimizing talent, leveraging training to cultivate a high-performance sales culture, developing leadership and coaching skills, and applying more effective organizational design. Through his companies – Sales Gravy, Channel EQ, and Innovate Knowledge, he advises many of the world’s leading organizations and their executives on the impact of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills on sales, leadership, customer experience, channel development, and strategic account management. His books include: Fanatical Prospecting; People Love You: The Real Secret to Delivering a Legendary Customer Experience; People Follow You: The Real Secret to what Matters Most in Leadership; People Buy You: The Real Secret to what Matters Most in Business; Sales Guy’s 7 Rules for Outselling the Recession; Business Expert’s Guide to Small Business Success; and Power Principles.
Tony Trousoff is a sought-after speaker and trainer who has given more than 600 presentations. He is one of seven hundred fifty speakers in the world to earn a prestigious designation of a Certified Speaking Professional™ by National Speakers Association. He is a frequent speaker at Auto Industry conferences and his articles are published in various publications. Recently, Tony published his first book – “Becoming a Stone-Cold Seller. Bulletproof Your Sales Career the Unbeatable Way.” His international work includes speaking and training in places like Korea, Portugal and UAE.
Marsh Engle is best known as a highly inspired motivational speaker and mentor to entrepreneurial women worldwide. She is also a respected marketing advisor to small business leaders and start-ups. Marsh is a multi-published author of three books and creates campaigns to generate worldwide impact. The award-winning AMAZING WOMAN’S DAY and THE ONE MILLION CALLED initiatives have served to launch global movements inspiring millions to live their highest callings, achieve their dreams and live their entrepreneurial destiny. Marsh Engle is CEO of The Marsh Engle Media, a diversified media, career development, publishing and merchandising company devoted to engaging audiences with creative lifestyle content, educational programs and published products. She’s been awarded a United States Congressional Proclamation for the establishment of AMAZING WOMAN’S DAY, a global movement igniting a NEW WAVE of leadership among women; is a multi-published author; and founder of THE ONE MILLION CALLED, an initiative to move women to build brands and business positioned to benefit millions. Named WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA WOMEN, her groundbreaking programs, special events and speaking engagements have been instrumental in launching the success leadership of thousands worldwide.
Renie Cavallari is the CEO and Chief Instigating Officer of Aspire. Over the last 19 years, more than 1 million people have learned to think differently, challenge the status quo, and expect results through Aspire’s programs. Her latest book “Aspire to. Shine” is the third in a series of “Aspire to.” books that motivates readers to inspire the world around them by discovering their true potential. As a business leader, strategist and public speaker, she is best known for her ability to collaborate with teams of employers and employees to inspire successful change and unleash uncharted possibilities for their businesses.
Trivinia Barber is the founder of Priority VA — a boutique, virtual assistant firm that got tired of seeing hard-working, big-hearted online entrepreneurs get overwhelmed and burned out while scaling their business to the next level. Through her intensive, hand-picked recruitment process, and in-house skill development, Trivinia guarantees that her roster of world-class clients (Amy Porterfield, John Lee Dumas, Social Media Examiner, Todd Herman etc.) get served only by elite-level assistants equal to the demands of a quickly growing online business. Her expert insights on outsourcing, recruitment, and task management have been featured on over 40 top-ranked marketing podcasts (including Entrepreneur on Fire) and some of the biggest entrepreneurial stages (Todd Herman’s 90 Day Year Live and Amy Porterfield’s B-School Experience).
Ken Hanscom is the Chief Product Officer & COO for InviteManager. His firm manages the product and technology for over 30 million tickets and invitations annually, including currently overseeing the sale and distribution of Olympic ticket allocations for sponsors and authorized resellers (ATRs) including Cartan Tours, the re-seller of Olympics tickets for 34 countries around the globe. In addition to being the ultimate Olympics insider, he is an industry expert in corporate sponsorships and event ticketing, working with the world’s biggest brands including American Express, Anheuser-Busch, FedEx, Google, Heineken, Hilton, MasterCard, NBC Universal, Under Armour, and many others.
Ken Cojanu is part of a startup of individuals who are focused on the craft to providing experiential learning to build a future workforce of successful leaders for the future. Polestar Experiential Learning is a program that enhances learning opportunities while preparing individuals for a successful transition into a first career; or by further developing professional competencies, individual strengths, and needed techniques that will differentiate them in their current organization. They aim to empower individuals to mobilize and test themselves, to help them navigate toward an amazing career opportunity and journey.
Maria Keckler is an executive coach, best-selling author, speaker, and trainer. Maria works with high potentials, C-level executives, and their teams to lower turnover and improve capacity and performance through executive integration of measurable data and proprietary tools that improve performance. Representative clients Include Sony Electronics, HP, Bank of America, Costco, Miriam Hospital, Cal Poly, and many more companies across dozens of industries, including life sciences, technology, financial, education, real estate, and many more.
Dr. Karen Jacobson
Dr. Karen Jacobson, a high-performance strategist, shows high-achieving entrepreneurs, executives and leaders how to stay at the top of their game. She empowers people to breakthrough any hidden limitations that might be holding them back from maintaining successful careers; while regaining balance in life, health and relationships, Dr. Jacobson provides strategies to unlock ultimate potential and live an extraordinary life! Dr. Jacobson is a speaker and international Bestselling author. She has been featured as an expert, across various media outlets, including radio, TV and print.
Maureen Berkner Boyt
Maureen Berkner Boyt is the Founder of The Moxie Exchange Movement and its girl’s leadership development program, The Go Girl Project. She is a thought partner to organizations and executives serious about women’s leadership development and creating an inclusive workplace. She authored the 5-book series, Rock Your Moxie: Power Moves for Women Leading the Way and is the host of a monthly online workshop series and podcast of the same name. Mo is a life-long student of leadership, business and success. She has coached, trained and delivered high impact keynotes and workshops for 1,000’s leaders around the globe as well as founding multiple successful businesses. In everything she does takes a practical, results-oriented approach, with a side of moxie!
Dr. Marta Wilson is an industrial-organizational psychologist and the CEO of Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI), an executive strategies and management systems engineering firm that helps customers work leaner, faster, and smarter. An internationally acclaimed speaker, Marta energizes leaders and fuels change with her dynamic programs. With a passion to share proven strategies that drive client results, Marta has authored several business books including Energized Enterprise, Everybody’s Business, Leaders in Motion and the Transformation Desktop Guide.
Kevin Sheridan has been a high-level Human Capital Management consultant for nearly 30 years. Previously, he was the Founder, Chief Engagement Officer, Chief Consultant of HR Solutions International, a company he started in March of 1995, specializing in teaching the “Best Practices” of Employee Engagement and the measurement thereof. In December of 2011, Kevin sold HR Solutions and founded Kevin Sheridan LLC, a Management Consultancy focused on: Employee Engagement, Dynamic Keynote Speeches and Magnetic Leadership Development advice. Kevin is a best-selling author of Building a Magnetic Culture®, published by McGraw-Hill, which appeared on six Best Seller lists, including: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and The Washington Post.
Lee Salz is a leading sales management strategist and founder of Sales Architects, The Revenue Accelerator and Business Expert Webinars. He has helped hundreds of companies experience explosive growth through the migration of their sales teams from “people-based” to “process-based.” An expert in building world-class sales forces, he designs the processes companies need to hire, onboard, manage, enable and compensate their teams. He has authored four books including “Hire Right, Higher Profits” which is both a best-seller and the #1 rated sales/sales management book on Amazon. He is the author of three other best-selling business books including: “Soar Despite Your Dodo Sales Manager” – which won the silver medal in the Top Book Awards; “Stop Speaking for Free! The Ultimate Guide to Making Money with Webinars” and “The Business Expert Guide to Small Business Success.” He’s also been quoted and featured by the media including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Selling Power, Sales and Marketing Management, ABC News, MSNBC and many more leading publications. Lee is also a columnist for the Business Journal.
Jamie Turner is an internationally recognized author, speaker and CNN contributor who has helped The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, CNN and other global brands tackle complex marketing problems. He is the CEO of SIXTY, a marketing consultancy and advisory firm that has worked with The Coca-Cola Company, Holiday Inn, SAP and others. He is also the CEO of 60SecondMarketer.com a business blog that is read by tens of thousands of people around the globe. Jamie is a regular guest on CNN and HLN on the topics of social media, mobile marketing and branding. He is the co-author of Go Mobile, which was the #1 best-selling mobile marketing book on Amazon when it was first released, and How to Make Money with Social Media, which has just been released in its second edition.
Jason Forrest, CEO and Chief Culture Officer at FPG (Forrest Performance Group). The winner of four international Stevie Awards for his Warrior Selling and Leadership Coaching training programs, Jason is also an award-winning author of five books, including Leadership Sales Coaching – rated as one of Selling Power Magazine’s Top Sales Books. Additionally, Inc. Magazine has named FPG as one of the Nation’s Best Workplaces for 2017. Jason Forrest is a member of the acclaimed National Speaker Association’s Million Dollar Speaker Group.
Brian Smith is the founder of the world-famous UGG Australia Brand. With only $500 in capital, he imported boot samples and over the next seventeen years built the UGG Australia brand into a multi-million dollar international enterprise. He sold in 1995 and the brand has continued to grow to exceed a billion dollars in annual sales for the past three years. Brian is one of the most sought after International business leaders in the country today. He is committed to teaching entrepreneurs how to leverage their most precious assets from within, and to recognize and pursue their passions to create a fulfilling and successful life. Brian has authored the book “The Birth of a Brand – Launching Your Entrepreneurial Passion and Soul”, is a sought after Keynote speaker and mentors small business owners.
Ryan Foland is a master communicator and was named a Top Youth Marketer in 2016 by Inc. He coaches leaders worldwide on the art of simplifying spoken and written messaging for greater impact. He is the inventor of 3-1-3 Theory, a process whereby pitches begin as three sentences, condense into one sentence and then boil down to three words. Ryan works for the Office of the Vice Provost at UCI and is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree.com. He writes for Influencive and has appeared in Entrepreneur, HuffPost, Fortune, and more. An entertaining speaker and emcee, he serves as a public speaking mentor for a variety of thought leaders.
Chris Widener’s life-long driving question has been: “Why is it that some people succeed in leadership and sales and other people don’t?” For more than twenty years now, he answered that question for audiences at some of America’s finest organizations—Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco Systems, and the Harvard Business School—over 1,200 presentations to audiences as large as 20,000 people. A seasoned businessman, he has shared the stage with US Presidential candidates, nationally known television news anchors, best-selling authors, and professional athletes.
Jim Palmer is a marketing and business building expert and in demand coach. He is the founder of the Dream Business Academy and Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind Program. Jim is the host of Dream Business Coach TV, the hit weekly Web TV show watched by thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners and he is also the host Stick Like Glue Radio, a weekly podcast based on Jim’s unique brand of smart marketing and business building strategies. Jim is known internationally as the creator of No Hassle Newsletters, The Ultimate ‘Done-for-You’ newsletter marketing system used by hundreds of clients in nine countries. He is the acclaimed author of six books including Decide, The Magic of Newsletter Marketing, Stick Like Glue, The Fastest Way to Higher Profits, It’s Okay to be Scared, Stop Waiting for it to get Easier.
Jeff Cleasby uses artificial intelligence to gain high-precision B2B leads. He is an expert in harnessing the two powerful components of passion and strategy that will ultimately champion the unique needs of each individual client (i.e. no cookie-cutter solutions) while incrementally increasing branding exposure and results that yield ROI wins! He knows the importance of having the ability to grasp two competing notions and hold them with equal conviction while solving difficult/complex problems that help people/companies build things; like solutions to problems, return on investment and an overall better business flow/form/function. Jeff is fascinated with science and can be found pattern matching B2B leads to understanding the DNA genome and logic behind a client’s best customers and their subsequent predictive net-new closed won opportunities using scientific insights.
Kristin Zhivago is the president and co-founder of Cloud Potential, a company dedicated to helping companies gain an unfair advantage in the midst of the digital revolution. She and Joe Mckenna, CEO, started Cloud Potential in 2014. Prior to co-founding Cloud Potential, Zhivago was a revenue coach to company owners and managers, mostly for tech companies, a worldwide speaker on the customer’s buying process, and the author of the Amazon 5-star book, “Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy.” She was one of the first to map out the customer’s buying journey and recognize the role that the internet plays in the buying process.
Pete Winiarski is a business consultant and mentor to business coaches and consultants. He helps business leaders to double their profits by focusing on their strategy, process execution, leadership, and culture, and by helping them attract their perfect clients and customers. He loves seeing them succeed so they can get rid of frustration and stress and enjoy more fun, freedom, and fulfillment. Pete is the author of multiple books, including the #1 International Best Seller Act Now! A Daily Action Log for Achieving Your Goals in 90 Days. He is an Advanced Certified Trainer under Jack Canfield, is a Master Graduate speaker under Joel Bauer, and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, and on numerous radio programs.
Lolly Daskal is the founder of Lead from Within: a successful leadership firm that offers custom made programs in leadership and organizational development. Lolly Daskal is an advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and boards. She is one of the top executive coaches in the world. Lolly specializes in helping executives and leadership teams reach their full potential through cohesive organizational change, strategic planning, and process transformation. Her workshops and programs are customized to drive results that are measurable & sustainable. Lolly speaks to business and organizations about personal and professional growth. She offers an amazing keynote address from her years of experience in the world of leadership and business. She is the author of Thoughts Spoken from the Heart.
Casey Eberhart is a speaker and expert in the area of lead generation. He has been an entrepreneur since his first business venture at the age of five. At the age of 22 he was made General Manager of a $22 million amusement park. Between toddler and adult Casey majored in Business Management and at Washington State University. After graduating, Casey made his way to Los Angeles where he found himself working as a Line Producer on feature films including the Oscar winning best picture Being John Malcovich. With his well-earned success in film Casey started his own production equipment rental company, Atomic Production Supplies.
Marilyn Suttle is the President of a personal and professional growth training firm, through which she’s consulted and trained thousands from global leadership teams to front line staff. She transforms the way leaders engage employees and attract long-term customer relationships. Marilyn is the coauthor of two bestselling books, “Who’s Your Gladys? How to Turn Even the Most Difficult Customer into Your Biggest Fan” and “Taming Gladys: The Busy Leaders Guide to Fierce Customer Loyalty”. She’s passionate creating long-term win-win relationships.
Kim Hill Cruz
Kim Hill Cruz is the CEO and Founder of Center for Integrative Leading, a Colorado-based consultancy. She evolved her commitment to organizational culture and values-based leadership after realizing her unparalleled successes leading massive, business critical change in Fortune 500 companies was a result of unknowingly creating a high-performing culture in her organization and on her teams. As a well-known culture architect and consultant, Kim’s commitment is rooted in the mission of partnering with organizational leaders to create high-performing cultures and values-based leadership. She is a sought-after speaker, trainer and #1 international best-selling co-author of the book Success University for Women in Business.
Aaron Schieving is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Lifecycle Biotechnologies. He is a respected, highly competent and dedicated business development/sales/marketing professional with over 10 years of medical device, pharmaceuticals, organ & tissue, cell therapy & regenerative medicine experience. Self-directed leader with excellent communication skills and the ability to create consensus amongst stakeholders resulting in optimal outcomes. Strength in building successful partnerships, strategic planning, and implementing forward thinking decisions.
Rom Krupp is CEO of Marketing Vitals, an award-winning company providing game-changing analytics software for restaurants of all shapes and sizes. With nearly 20 years of experience, working with over 400 brands and assisting with POS systems, Rom Krupp is now in the business of helping restaurants turn “data into dollars.” Winner of the 2014 Start-up of the Year and 2015 Company of the Year Awards by Business Innovation Group (BIG), Marketing Vitals is a software platform enabling restaurant owners, consultants, and the C-suite of national and international restaurant franchises to pinpoint what’s working in their organization and what isn’t.
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of “Lean Healthcare,” as a consultant, author, keynote speaker, and blogger. Mark is also the Vice President of Improvement & Innovation Services for the software company KaiNexus. He is the author of the book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement (Productivity Press), which was selected for a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award, the first healthcare book to win this award, and is being translated into eight languages. Mark has also co-authored Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements, a Shingo Research Award recipient. A newly revised and condensed edition, The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization was released in August, 2013. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation.
Dr. Anthony Miles
Dr. Anthony Miles is an entrepreneur, award-winning researcher, award-winning professor, statistician, legal expert witness and best-selling author. Dr. Miles is a nationally known expert in the fields of Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He has appeared in the national media for his expertise. He is CEO and Founder, of Miles Development Industries Corporation®, a consulting practice and venture capital acquisition firm. He is also host and executive producer of Game On Business Talk® Radio Show. He was a Visiting Professor. He has presented his research at conferences around the country. Most notably he has presented at Stanford University. He was recently invited to Harvard University by the Harvard Business School (HBS). He is a best-selling author of two books, Risk Factors and Business Models and Entrepreneurship and Risk.
Linda Babulic, a best-selling author, is ‘that’ woman… the guest you want to sit next to at a dinner party, the speaker who captures your attention, the coach who tailors your solution and makes it all about you, just when it matters most. From one-on-one consults, to workshops, keynote speeches and books, Linda addresses our growing need for connection and validation. Her flagship “ZEST” program promotes and serves anyone seeking greater meaning, deeper understanding and the kind of joy that comes from the heart. Linda describes living a truly zesty life as Zeroing-in (on your dreams), Expecting (to receive all you deserve), achieving Success (as you define it), and Transcending (to your higher self). She has spent over 30 years helping people to awaken, develop and actualize their inner wisdom, so that they can create the life they really want and live in the ZEST zone.
Chris MacNulty, is a strategist, futurist optimist, and co-author of Strategy with Passion: A Leader’s Guide to Exploiting the Future along with seasoned curmudgeon, Steve Woodall. She has created an easy and fool-proof 11-step method for strategic planning. Chris is an out-of-the-box thinker, a rebel and fun-loving cook, sailor and hiker, and she is passionate about strategy.
Robert “Bobby” Klinck
Robert “Bobby” Klinck is the founder and managing member of Klinck LLC, a boutique law firm in Washington, DC that helps entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators with intellectual property issues. He has written two books — Patent Litigation Primer and The Entrepreneur’s IP Planning Playbook. Both books reached best-seller status within Amazon. He helps people avoid making costly mistakes related to their intellectual property. He is the author of Klinck LLC’s Startup IP Blog, Klinck LLC’s [Non]Obvious Insights Newsletter, and a book entitled Patent Litigation Primer: A Guide For Inventors And Business Owners.
Melissa G. Wilson
Melissa G. Wilson is a fifteen-year, veteran networking expert. She has authored seven books on the subject, including one titled,”Networlding”, that held a top ten spot on Amazon for an entire year and one that was a Wallstreet Journal bestseller. Now Melissa has come out with a new book, co-authored with networking expert, Billy Dexter, called “Making Your Net Work: Mastering the Art and Science of Career and Business Networking.” Billy connects executives for a living as a recruiter for global search firm Heidrick & Struggles. Together, Melissa and Billy approach networking from both sides—Melissa from the science side (ala “The Tipping Point), and Billy, from the art side.
Dr. Julie Ducharme and Dr. Karen Walker
Dr. Julie Ducharme and Dr. Karen Walker are co-authors of the book Leading by my Ponytail. Dr. Ducharme consults with corporations, colleges, and universities. She is a speaker and has published other books including a children’s book, Amy the Clumsy Angel, Women in Senior Leadership Positions in Academia, and the Award-winning The Refractive Thinker: Social Responsibility. Dr. Karen Walker is a well decorated Marine Corps officer with a distinguished military career that includes 3 combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is a published researcher with specializations in education, training, gender research, and industrial/organizational psychology. In addition to her current work with Executive and Organizational consulting, she has been an advocate for change and worked as an adjunct professor for several universities. Dr. Walker has experience in private consulting coordinating, developing and teaching diversity and leadership training, and course curriculum for executives and mid-level managers.
Clive Riddlesbrood grew up in the entertainment industry working with his father at a Dinner Theater in South Jersey and started his own theater company in 2000. He has personally been in over 5000 shows in his lifetime and his company has performed over 1500 shows. Currently Riddlesbrood is one of the most successful and vibrant theater companies in the New York, New Jersey area performing more than 150 murder mysteries and dinner theater shows per year at multiple Restaurants, Theaters, and other venues. In addition to this, Riddlesbrood produces three large Broadway style shows for their “Arts on the MOVE” Performing Arts Program for children and teens. Clive is also an author, who wrote the curious novel ‘The Greatest Brochure in the World’, illustrating how storytelling can impact a business brand for the positive.
Ginny Scales Medeiros
Ginny Scales Medeiros is an entrepreneur with multiple patents/trademarks. Ginny’s product widely sold in World Class spa resorts and on QVC, made appearances on NBC, CBS, FOX News and written about in many national magazines. Ginny’s first novel, “What Is Normal?” made the 2012 top 40 most inspirational list in Gladys Magazine. Scales-Medeiros has been on radio and TV, talking about her book, most recently on ABC’s morning show, “Believe in Yourself.” Currently, Ginny’s focus is on landing a movie deal for the screenplay, “WIN”, based on her novel, “What Is Normal?” it made the finals Napa Valley Film Festival 2016 Pitch Competition. Ginny is a co-author of “What is the Electric Car?” along with many celebrities.
Debra Banks is the owner and Lead Business Consultant at TNC Business Consulting, where TNC stands for The Numbers Count. Debra brings skills and experience from both her formal education and her lessons from the school of hard knocks. She supports businesses in improving operations and increasing profits by making the numbers count for their business success. Debra is an author and speaker and informs her audiences how to embrace the numbers to make their businesses thrive. Her favorite motto comes from that famous movie line with the cry out to “Show me the money”. To that Debra says, “If you want me to show you the money, then you need to show me the numbers.”
Jessica Pierce is the Executive Director of Career Connectors, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources that has helped over 25,000 professionals in career transition. She is a known speaker, trainer and career transition expert. Jessica brings a strong corporate background in organizational development techniques, career coaching, DISC behavioral assessment, training and development, pre-employment assessments, outplacement services and hiring. Jessica has had the honor of speaking at The White House in the Forum on Job Clubs in the United States, her focus being on employer engagement. She was also named as one of the Women Who Move the Valley for 2013 by the AZ Foothills Magazine, one of Phoenix’s 40 Under Forty in 2011 by the Phoenix Business Journal and was also an award nominee for the 2011 and 2014 Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Awards.
Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant, a business growth coach who has helped clients boost results and profits by 35%, employee engagement by 40%, and customer service by 40% – all in 18-24 months, an author of seven books, including Amazon best sellers The Culture Engine and Leading at a Higher Level, a blogger, podcaster, and video caster. Chris helps leaders of teams, departments, divisions, and companies create purposeful, positive, productive work cultures.
Ian Lamont is a former technology and business journalist and the founder of i30 Media, which publishes “In 30 Minutes” guides. His media career has spanned more than 25 years across three continents, including a stint in the British music business and a six-year residence in Taipei, where he learned Mandarin and worked for a local TV network and newspaper. He managed websites for Harvard University and developed new online services for technology publisher IDG. He was the senior editor, new media for IDGs Computerworld and served as the managing editor of The Industry Standard, and was recognized in several industry awards for the work he did at both publications. Later, he founded two start-up ventures, including a mobile software company and i30 Media Corp. He is the author of a half-dozen “In 30 Minutes” guides, including Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Dropbox In 30 Minutes, Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, and Twitter In 30 Minutes. His book on the Lean Media framework will be released in the summer of 2017.
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky helps leaders and organizations avoid disaster through science-based strategies for effective decision-making and emotional and social intelligence. He is a well-known scholar, entrepreneur, author, speaker, consultant, coach, and activist in these areas. Gleb researches effective decision-making, goal achievement, emotional and social intelligence, meaning and purpose, mental health and emotional well-being, and altruism as a professor at Ohio State University in the Decision Sciences Collaborative and the History Department. He runs a nonprofit that popularizes pragmatic applications of these academic topics to politics, business, nonprofits, and other areas of daily life, Intentional Insights. An Amazon best-selling author, he wrote Find Your Purpose Using Science and other books, as well as over 25 peer-reviewed articles in academic venues. He does speaking and training, as well as consulting and coaching, for current and future leaders and teams in mid-size and large corporations and nonprofits.
Peter A. James
Peter A. James is passionate about helping Organizations, Startups, and Business-Minded Individuals increase sales and revenue through improved collaboration, teamwork and accountability. He provides onsite training, onsite workshops and individual and team coaching which focuses on strengthening your leaders and ultimately, your employees – which in turn, will increase sales and revenue. He is a Certified Business & Leadership Coach; Employee-Engagement Consultant; Business Writer; Business and Entrepreneurship Professor.
Damion Lupo is the CEO of Total Control Financial. Damion has started and owned more than 30 different companies including an insurance agency, precious metals firms, a venture capital company, a coaching and consulting firm, and more than a dozen real estate investment and development companies. He’s also the founder of Yokido ™, his own a martial art and holds three other black belts. He is a sought after financial consultant for high profile private clients. Using a vast depth and breadth of knowledge on financial markets, money psychology and unconscious pattern motivation he’s an expert at quickly assessing hidden financial cancers and holistically healing his clients and organizations through awareness, empowerment and vision development.
Mark Dohnalek is the president and CEO of Pivot International, the single source for global product development, engineering & manufacturing partner for over 40 years. Pivot International has over 300 employees in the US, Taiwan, China, London and Manila. Mark leads Pivot International’s global core business and acquisitions in the US, UK and Asia utilizing his experience of over 30 years in manufacturing, product development and business management. His broad spectrum of experiences in manufacturing, engineering, biometric, security, industrial consumer, and medical product solutions have enabled him to grow the company and expand in European and Asian markets. Since he acquired Pivot in 2012, he has leveraged his business experience and passion for innovation to develop, engineer and manufacture solutions for clients in various industries.
Russell Boon is one of Australia’s foremost emergency management consultants, putting into place emergency management plans to keep the public safe at shopping centers and major business precincts. He writes and speaks regularly regarding emergency management response, preparedness and decision making under adversity. Russell has been immersed in the emergency management world since 1987, having served with the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service for 20 years attending more than 4,000 emergency incidents. Russell Boon is the author of the recently released book ‘Think | Decide | Act – How to make effective decisions fast using emergency protocols’.
Dr. Emily Letran
Dr. Emily Letran is a business mentor, speaker, philanthropist, author, and CEO/dentist owner of 2 multi-specialty group practices. Dr Letran helps business owners and entrepreneurs WIN BACK TIME FROM WORK by EXCEPTIONAL LEVERAGE, using what they already have in their business to take it to the next level, making small commitments and gaining big results. In her book, “From Refugee to Renaissance Woman,” which shares her experience coming to the US as a 13 years old refugee in 1981, she inspires and advises others to overcome challenges to achieve the American Dream. In her new book, “Commit to Embracing Your Big Life,” she shares her ACTION strategy for success. Dr. Letran is also passionate about helping the communities. The Emily Letran Foundation, www.SmileChampions.org, is dedicated to provide mobile dentistry to seniors and outreached communities as well as veterans and underprivileged individuals.
Henry J. Evans
Henry J. Evans is the founder of Get Clear Marketing and the author of the Triple Double Blueprint. He’s an entrepreneur, best-selling author of The Hour A Day Entrepreneur, speaker, husband and father to two wonderful girls. He has been successful on the front lines and in leadership capacities in software companies, hardware companies, commercial real estate firms, and manufacturing organizations. He’s successfully marketed and sold everything from newspapers to office buildings, kitchen remodeling to enterprise software licenses, and cutlery to tactical targets. He has had responsibility for generating over $15,000,000 in sales and has engineered a $189,000 payday in 90 minutes. His experience spans from the heart of Washington, D.C., successfully working with clients such as the US Department of Labor and Executive Office of the President of the United States, down to working with the highest rated day spa in all of San Diego county.
Scott duPont was a founder & former Chairman of FAME (Florida Alliance of Media & Entertainment), a member of the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association for 8 years, received FMPTA’s coveted “President’s Award” twice & in 2004 won the “R. John Hugh Award” for excellence & professionalism in the entertainment industry. Scott received two Crystal Reel Awards and an Omni Educational Achievement Award, and was also awarded the “Up and Comers” Award by the Orlando Business Journal. In between productions, he writes columns for In Focus & chART magazines & was a contributing author for “Guerilla Networking” (the #1 best selling entertainment business book in the country). Scott is now featured on ExpertVillage.com & EHow.com for producing films, is a recurring guest on the radio show Entertainment and the Arts, and is a regular speaker at HollywoodSuccess.com seminars giving advice to the next generation of aspiring actors.
Joe Simonds is the co-founder, President, and CEM (Chief Entertainment Maverick) at Salt Strong. Prior to that, Joe was the original founder of Annuity Think Tank, Annuity123, Retirement Income Network, and Advisor Internet Marketing. His passion was pioneering and testing new ways for financial advisors to market and brand themselves online, how to create a digital business, and how to simplify retirement income for consumers. Joe recently published a groundbreaking marketing book for financial advisors and other small business owners called “The Authority Advisor: If your prospects can’t find you online, then you don’t exist”.
Chris Volk co-founded and is the President and CEO of Store Capital. For nearly thirty years, Chris has been engaged in the direction of companies that have supplied real estate mortgage and lease solutions to businesses that use real estate in their daily operations to produce their sales and profits. Collectively, those companies have supplied over $11 billion in financing to the chain restaurant, education, fitness, convenience store and other industries. Chris is known within the industry for leading the largest-ever real estate limited partnership rollup transaction of its time in 1994. In 2005, he led the creation of the first real estate master trust debt issuance in the United States designed to finance net lease assets, and is the creator of the V Formula, a revolutionary equation for analyzing business models and the benefits of asset investments to grow shareholder wealth.
Marc Stoiber creates messages that build businesses. People come to him with great, but complicated ideas. They walk away with simple, clear, captivating ideas that build business. Projects from complex sectors like healthcare, tech and sustainability seem to find him. He has helped companies in virtually every sector, from packaged goods and beer to insurance and cars. He writes about futureproof brands for journals like Fast Company, Huffington Post, GreenBiz and Sustainable Brands, and speak on the subject from coast to coast.
Kevin O’Nell is an executive, entrepreneur, and product development leader with over 15 years’ experience in market strategy, client delivery business growth, and operational efficiency. As the Senior Vice President of FRONTLINE Selling, Kevin’s focus on continuous product and process improvement helps clients drive more revenue by leveraging technology and methodology to connect and engage with prospects through the most effective social selling behaviors.
Ron Klein is called the Grandfather of Possibilities. Ron is an ordinary man who accomplishes extraordinary things. He is a PROBLEM SOLVER. Every solution has resulted in monumental change, either in a new invention or a simple solution. His innovative ideas have changed the world. He is the inventor of the Magnetic Strip on the Credit Card, Credit Card Validity Checking System and the developer of computerized systems for Real Estate (MLS) Multiple Listing Services, Voice Response for the Banking Industry and BOND Quotation and Trade Information for the New York Stock Exchange.
Brent Morgan is an inventor who currently holds 49 patents in the United States and abroad. As an entrepreneur, he has marketplace designs for high tech mobile, medical, renewable energy, exploration, satellite and military industries. Additionally, he has commercialized and sold five major product lines since his company’s founding in 1994. He is a passionate advocate for science and technology, particularly as it relates to product engineering, design & manufacturing. He focuses not only in solving problems but recognizing, and even predicting them before they materialize. Ultimately, he wants to participate in creating a less complicated and more interesting life for as many people in this world as possible. As one of his heroes and favorite inventors, Albert Einstein, famously said, “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
Steve Gallegos, “America’s Ambassador on Success,” speaks, trains, and writes on the topic of personal achievement and remarkable living. His lessons are forged from his years as a U.S. Marine Sergeant, Police Officer, Singer-Songwriter/Recording Artist, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, and Published Commercial Photographer. Through his educational and inspiring talks offered in English or Spanish, he helps executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners gain control over their thoughts, decisions, and actions. These are the 3 pillars which serve as the foundation for all personal and business success. Steve is also the creator of “Can’t Wait to Speak!” a live training during which attendees learn to become an excellent communicator and presenter using his formula of “how to look, what to say, and how to say it.” As Host of The Stevie G. Success Show: The #1 Personal Achievement Podcast, Steve engages and empowers listeners through insightful and entertaining guest interviews with ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Sally Dooley is a highly engaging and experienced facilitator, speaker and executive coach. Her Masters in Training and Development as well as an ongoing commitment to professional excellence, including a recent 12 month Train the Trainer program with Jack Canfield, ensure that her approach remains cutting edge in her field. Over a career spanning twenty years, Sally has worked with thousands of leaders and managers in government, private and community sectors, specializing in a wide range of leadership, people management and personal development areas. This, combined with her own experience in leading teams, has given her an in-depth understanding of the current issues and challenges facing leaders, as well as the capacity to empower leaders to identify strategies that work in their own contexts.
John Tamny is the Political Economy editor at Forbes, senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading, and editor of RealClearMarkets.com (RCM). Mr. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that impact those markets for a variety of publications including theWall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Financial Times, National Review and London’s Daily Telegraph. His upcoming book is titled Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics. He’s a weekly guest on Forbes on Fox on the Fox News Channel.
Ken Fisher has written a Forbes Portfolio Strategy column for 32+ years and is the longest continuously running columnist in Forbes’ history. He is also the founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fisher Investments, an independent, fee-only investment adviser serving a global client base of diverse investors. He is the author of 11 books, 6 of which are national best sellers. Ken Fisher started writing his monthly column in 1984, the same year he gained international attention for his book Super Stocks, which popularized the price-to-sales ratio. His writing for Forbes was commemorated in a book published by Wiley in 2010, The Making of a Market Guru: Forbes Presents 25 Years of Ken Fisher. He was honored by Investment Advisor magazine as one of the industry’s 30 most influential individuals over the last 30 years (Thirty for Thirty, May 2010). He is ranked No. 184 on the 2016 Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.
Mike Saunders is the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, contributor to The Huffington Post, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business and Career Coaches. As an Authority & Reputation Marketing Strategist, he helps Small Business Owners and Chiropractors in two powerful areas: Reputation Marketing and Authority Positioning. He helps others become Amazon best-selling authors without having to write a word and helps them become recognized experts in their field.
Lon Safko is a bestselling author of “The Social Media Bible” which hit #1 on Amazon, and “The Fusion Marketing Bible”, Which hit #3 on Amazon, an acclaimed international keynote speaker and trainer, and the host of the PBS Television Special “Social Media & You… Communicating In A Digital World”, Lon created the “First Computer To Save A Human Life” as coined by Steve Jobs, of Apple, and has 18 inventions and more than 30,000 of his personal records as part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
John Nemo helps business coaches, consultants, small business owners, sales executives and others leverage Linkedin to generate more sales leads, add new clients, increase revenue and build their online platform. He provides online training programs and on-site workshops to help people generate more business using Linkedin. His program is called Linkedin Riches. He is also the Author of 7 books, former Associated Press Reporter, Award-Winning PR Director and Social Media Consultant, Talk Radio Producer and On-Air Talent, Video Producer and Marketer, Freelance Writer, and 1-on-1 Business Coach & Consultant.
Michael J. Epstein
Michael J. Epstein is a filmmaker, writer, musician, and scientist. His creative work has been featured in TIME, USA Today, SPIN, CURVE, Famous Monsters, and Fangoria. Michael spent his early years touring in the indie bands The Motion Sick, Neutral Uke Hotel, and Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling. Despite critical acclaim and dozens of enthusiastic fans, Michael put his scientific career first, becoming an associate professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northeastern University. His 2016 paper on “Hidden Hearing Loss” was featured in The Wall Street Journal and Scientific American. It helped explain why many people with “normal hearing” struggle to hear in noisy situations. He is the author of Crowdfunding Basics in 30 Minutes.
Lance Allred is the first deaf player in NBA History, a motivational speaker on platforms like TEDx Star, and best-selling. Known as “The Lion,” he is a Best-Selling Author of Basketball Gods and Longshot and is an expert on Leadership, Perseverance and Grit. Standing at 6’11, and born with 80% hearing loss within a polygamist commune before his family escaped when he was 13, Lance has had people all of his life placing limitations on him, but, as he puts, it, he never listened. With a world of stories and setbacks, Lance will take you and your audience on the inspiring story of his indomitable spirit and how eventually, through his own Will and Choice, went on to become the first deaf player in NBA history.
Debbi Dachinger is a Media Personality as well as a success and media expert. She is a sought after consultant who provides media makeovers for global messengers. Her talk radio show, “DARE TO DREAM” is an award-winning, syndicated program heard on 66 stations. Debbi runs the MyBestsellerBook Program that guarantees authors reach international bestselling book status. She is the MediaMasteryRadio training mentor which accelerates media interviews, PR packaging and messaging skills for consumers who become successful at using free media with great results. Her awards include: Editor’s Pick Featured Intriguing Creator, Broadcasting Industry Lifetime Achievement Award, the Who’s Who Hall of Fame for Entertainment induction, awarded Successful Achievements from Voices of Women Worldwide, and recipient of Heart and Spirit Award from the Evolutionary Business Council. She is a certified coach, and a three-time international bestselling author.
Mark Hunter is known globally as “The Sales Hunter” based on his sales insights and thought leadership due to his massive success with helping companies to find and retain better prospects that result in being able to grow sales without discounts. Mark is also a best-selling author of two books, High-Profit Selling and his newly released High-Profit Prospecting. Mark is known as a high-energy passionate speaker when it comes to sales. He’s been able to share the stage with numerous well known people including: Seth Godin, Tony Robbins, and Arianna Huffington. His client list ranges from small start-ups to global leaders including; American Express, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, and Heineken.
Ricardo Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of Bilingual America. He developed Bilingual America’s courses, including Six Stages of Cultural Mastery, Success with Hispanics, Líderes Exitosos (Successful Leaders), Spanish Power, Inglés Poderoso, among several others. Ricardo speaks internationally on cultural mastery, multi-cultural leadership, organizational culture and Latino / non-Latino business relations. He is a founding member of The Speakers Guild of America, a professional member of the National Speakers Association and a speaker for LeadercastNow. He is author of “The 12 Hidden Truths to Learning Spanish” and his newest book, scheduled for release in May of 2017 is titled, “The Six Stages of Cultural Mastery”.
Linda Hollander is known as the “WEALTHY BAG LADY” and she helps people get funding from corporate sponsors. She has been featured by Inc. Magazine as the industry leader in corporate sponsorship and business success. She has over 20 years of experience as a business owner and does sponsorship and business consulting. Her goal is to empower people to get corporate sponsors and step into their greatness. Author of the #1 Best Selling Book, Bags to Riches: 7 Success Secrets for Women in Business. She is a popular international speaker and has learned from the nation’s top business experts. She is the CEO of Sponsor Concierge and Founder of Sponsor Secrets Seminar.
Germaine Moody is one of the most connected professionals in the world, with connections and business allies in every country. Revered as a networking icon, he is the author of “50 Seeds of Greatness”, the largest global collaboration on any book in publishing history, boasting 357 entrepreneurs, multimillionaires, serial networkers, government leaders and business professionals in 106 countries as contributors. He is also the author of the upcoming worldwide anticipated books “The Laws of Networking”, “The Millionaire DNA” and “The Power of A Black Man”. A universal conduit of greatness, game changer, visionary, idea generator, and world motivator, Germaine lives with a personal mission to empower and revive the spirit of genius in all people.
Marilyn Carroll is an academic and business executive, visionary, entrepreneur, author, radio personality, turnaround expert, and transformational leader with 20 plus years of progressively achieving or exceeding desired business outcomes. She is known for changing unproductive ‘at risk’ operational practices into successes.
Rob Oliver is an Award Winning Motivational Speaker and Best Selling Author of “Still Walking”, which is the autobiography that chronicles his experiences surrounding a paralyzing body surfing injury he suffered at the age of 21 and his commitment to living fully. Since his injury, Rob has accomplished what he sees as “everyone’s goals”. He went on to complete his education with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a Masters from Duquesne University. He works as a motivational speaker to help people live life to the fullest.
Manar AlOmayri is a computer science graduate, founder and CEO of DHAD, an audiobooks startup in Saudi Arabia. Her company has already received good traction with local writers interested in having their work translated into Arabic and look for additional books related to entrepreneurship-based topics. She is based in the leading university in the region, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. In Saudi Arabia, there are very few audiobooks in Arabic to help women and others learn more about business. She seeks partnerships with additional authors, to get their published books translated into Arabic.
Dr. Sheila Williams
Dr. Sheila Williams is a consultant with an extensive background in all levels of Education including as a Director of Education and Associate Dean. She has also worked in Counseling, Training, and Executive Management. After being completely transparent about her Mother’s struggle with Clinical Depression, in her autobiography “My Mothers Keeper”, Dr. Williams has a passion and a purpose to eliminate the stigma that has been placed upon mental illness. As Radio Show Host of “The Dr. Sheila Show”, she encourages her listeners to “Transform” their way of thinking in order to Transform Their Lives!! Her work as a motivational speaker has helped students, teachers and executives learn that nothing is impossible.
Lori Ruff has been called the Linkedin Diva. Chief Brand Champion for ALPFA—Association of Latino Professionals For America, Lori Ruff is a Top 50 Connector on LinkedIn. She helps executives and top performers represent themselves and their brands authentically online in ways that attract loyal communities and results in more business. Lori is a LinkedIn Ambassador and Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. Ranked #7 Social Media Power Influencer Woman globally by CEO World, Pew Research & Neilson, she is a Top 100 Community Manager, American Genius Beat Top 50 Industry Influencer, WE Magazine’s Top 101 Women in eCommerce, Moody’s 50 Favorite People, and #Nifty50 Twitter’s Top Women Writers and Top 25 Women on Twitter by CIO. Her latest of eight books are “LinkedIn Net-Working: Making LinkedIn Work for You in Five Minutes a Day” and “Suite Branding: The Ultimate Personal Branding Guide for Today’s Top Performers”
Kathy Sparrow is a self-leadership expert, message strategist, international best-selling, award-winning author, speaker, and university professor. Co-author of “Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results” in her chapter “The Power of Your Story: Discovering Your Why, Dissolving Your Why Nots,” she discusses that when a leader knows their “why,” they build momentum to do great things in the world and are able to influence those around them to be more engaged and productive at work. Kathy trained extensively in narrative theory and leadership, focusing on self-leadership. She studied with Jack Canfield in his Success Principles Train the Trainer program, served on his assisting team, and is Master RIM® facilitator–an evolutionary technique used to overcome limitations and self-sabotaging behaviors.
Deb Calvert is the President of People First Productivity Solutions, a Top 50 Sales Influencer, and a UC-Berkeley instructor. Deb leads the Stop Selling & Start Leading® movement and offers sales training, coaching and leadership development programs. She is certified as an executive and sales coach and is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®. Her bestseller, DISCOVER Questions® Get You Connected has recently been named by HubSpot as one of the “20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time.”
Joseph Hunt is a life coach who helps others Rise up and live their life to the fullest. He believes we all deserve to live a life filled with more joy, excitement and purpose! He has extensive business development experience and helps others develop a specific brand message or product and how to market and sell it effectively. As a content strategist, he teaches others to extend the influence of their audience by helping them utilize strategic branding software that helps them create a more personal connection with their following and to build raving fans that will help build your brand.
Dr. Cheryl Lentz
Dr. Cheryl Lentz, known as The Academic EntrepreneurTM and Doc C to her students, is the multi award winning publisher of the internationally acclaimed series, The Refractive Thinker® -a collaboration of more than 100 contributing doctoral scholars from around the world. As President of The Lentz Leadership Institute, she is dedicated to publishing exceptional dissertation research. She is also a 14-time award winning author known globally for her writings as an authority on leadership, as well as critical and refractive thinking. As an accomplished university professor, speaker, editor, and consultant, she is a highly sought after expert who thousands to apply critical thinking skills to problem solve in record time.
Keith Rezendes is the CEO and Founder of Mindspree, an on-demand online tutor marketplace that connects tutors and students for online or in-person tutoring with more than 300 subjects ranging from Algebra to Yoga. He drew 1,000 tutor applicants within the first three weeks. He incorporated the model used by ride-share companies like Uber and Airbnb to facilitate the process by having applicants upload their own profiles and introduction videos. Rezendes has taught high school and college-level courses in math, chemistry, and business. Rezendes has served as a tutor for over 20 years at every major tutoring firm and agency in the country. In addition, he has been heavily involved in the IT industry, having spent more than 20 years working as a programmer, network engineer, project manager and IT director for a software development company. Keith owned an IT consulting firm that grossed over $1 million in revenue for three consecutive years.
Marylou Tyler, is a renowned sales process improvement expert, author, speaker and the CEO of Founder of Strategic Pipeline, a Fortune 1000 outbound sales process improvement consulting group. She has helped businesses like Apple, Bose and UPS grow their revenue by increasing their sales pipelines. Marylou’s passion is helping B2B sales professionals go from cold conversations to qualified opportunities. She’s also the co-author of the #1 Bestseller Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com. Her new book being published by McGraw-Hill is coming out in August, titled Predictable Prospecting: How to Radically Increase Your Sales B2B Pipeline. In 2016, she was nominated for the prestigious 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management award.
Phil Gerbyshak is a social media expert as well as a speaker and a trainer, who delivers programs on the power of technology, social selling and connection. With a unique speaking style—part technology and sales expert, part entertainer—Phil keeps his audiences awake and engaged while providing micro-tactics to help you get more leads, earn referrals, and improve your business. When he’s not traveling, speaking, or making new connections, Phil writes. He’s published 5 books, including 10 Ways to Make It Great and #TwitterWorks, more than 2,500 articles, and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, and more.
Mike O’Neil is CEO of Integrated Alliances and reached the exclusive LinkedIn summit of 30,000 connections by 2009 on his way to winning two Forbes Top 50 Social Media awards. He authored “Rock the World with LinkedIn” and has contributed to dozens of other social media books. Known as “The LinkedIn Rockstar” in social media circles, Mike has attended over 1000 concerts, performed live at the Fillmore in San Francisco and his clients include real rock stars. Mike frequently brings his message to the stage at conferences and events in a rousing way. For 2017, Mike presents “Navigating LinkedIn” to help existing LinkedIn users thrive with the newest LinkedIn.com and the Sales Navigator add-on.
Marty Zwilling is the Founder and CEO of Startup Professionals, a company that provides products and services to startup founders and small business owners. Marty began his career with IBM and has a 30-year track record of demonstrated results as leader. He writes a daily blog for entrepreneurs, and dispenses advice regarding leadership and startups to a large online audience of over 940,000 Twitter followers. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, and the Huffington Post. He has also published three books, “Do YOU Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?” “Attracting an Angel,” and “StartupPro: How to set up and grow a tech business.”
Peter Livingstone is an investor, consultant, and former mine manager. He has a B.S. in mining engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Throughout his career he has tried to live frugally, invest wisely, and pursue his passions. Having achieved financial independence at a relatively young age, he now dedicates much of his time to volunteer organizations. He is passionate about helping others improve their lives. One way he does this is through his work with IntentionalInsights.org, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading science-based strategies for wise decision-making and rational thinking in all areas of life. His articles on evidence-based investing and financial decision making have appeared in Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. Having the belief that integrating basic principles of many disciplines will help one have a better understanding of the world, he spends his time trying to learn about subjects that interest him. Also, he roams about the western US running ultra-marathon mountain races.
Mitchell Bolnick is a consultant who supports small business development. He started the Excel Consulting Group to help small businesses navigate their unique challenges. His background in finance and MIS led to his long career with top companies like Lucent.
Michele Scism is a decisive, driven and committed entrepreneur who loves helping business owners build thriving, leveraged businesses. Michele is a leading authority on business growth, an international speaker, an author and the Founder of DecisiveMinds.com.