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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a 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.
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.”
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”