Tina Hallis, Ph.D. is a scientist who decided to break away from her career of over 20 years in biotechnology to pursue a new path as a positivity speaker and trainer. Her discovery of Positive Psychology in 2011 motivated her to spread the word about this life-changing science that helps people live their best, most meaningful lives. In 2014, she became certified in Positive Psychology through the WholeBeing Institute. That same year, she founded her company, The Positive Edge, with the goal of increasing the positivity of organizations and individuals for higher performance and greater success. Tina now shares her message with thousands of people through her programs, weekly positivity tips, and products.
Gary Szenderski is an author, speaker, teacher, and branding specialist. He specializes in helping people and organizations to navigate change, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of emerging brands, personal branding, and companies in transition. Gary is an award-winning writer, author of the Book of Szen and Szen Zone, often quoted marketing expert, and recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California at Irvine where he teaches branding. He resides in Southern California.
Shane and Jocelyn were school teachers, on a teacher’s salary; just a normal working family, mortgage, two cars, two small kids… a regular American family stressed, working too many hours, spending too little time together, and struggling with debt. In the Summer of 2012 after some rough times at work, they decided to start an online business and take control of their destiny. They would go on to replace their income, quit their full-time jobs, make millions online and build the life of their dreams! Now they’re helping others control their own destiny with faith and hard work. “After helping a friend from church make money online, we realized we could help other families do what we did!”
Monika Zands is an executive business consultant and life strategist who loves to help leaders and successful entrepreneurs rise to their peak potential, tap into their greatness, and make their profound impact. Her expertise centers around communication mastery, building productive leadership teams and designing effective business strategies. Monika relies heavily on her powerfully accurate intuitive guidance.
Founder of The Next Level Academy for strategic business programs, and MOLO, a global movement to spread more love on the planet, Monika helps heal people so they can do their unique and necessary work in the world.
Monika has her Master's in Spiritual Psychology, she is a graduate of UCLA, and is a certified Master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She uses her vast knowledge of corporate leadership, extensive business marketing, and leadership training, and facilitation to design and deliver programs around the world.
Selected as one of America’s PremiereExperts™, Monika has brought her innovative technology to stages around the country inspiring audiences with a heart-centered approach to taking massive action.
In her newest offering, The Life You Love Company, she and her husband Jan Zands have co-ventured with Tech Innovator Stephanie Liu to bring a new modern science and technology to personal development. As Head of Content and Implementation, Monika is rapidly expanding her offerings into the global Millenial Infrastructure as a leader of Next-Gen Ambitioneers.
Jennifer and Michael had the good fortune to work for and with companies that spanned industries and impact – from privately held start-ups to Fortune 50 powerhouses to, now, their own communications agency. Both authors live near Minneapolis where they work as speakers and consultants. They share their best stories during happy hour. They are the authors of B.S., Incorporated.
Sought after by the biggest names in business to monetize their message, mission or movement, business builder and marketing expert Dustin Mathews is THE mentor and coach to the stars.
Dustin is the co-founder of Speaking Empire – the disruptive company in the leadership and education space, who’s chief mission is advancing the human race by empowering leaders to communicate powerfully, unlock their fullest potential and ultimately step into their Greatness.
Dustin is the author of many bestselling books and has shared the stage with athletes, business celebrities, and titans of business. His latest book the NO B.S. Guide To Powerful Presentations: How To Sell ANYTHING With Webinars & Online Media, Speeches & Seminars (Entrepreneur Press) was released on June 13th, 2017.
Known for creating marketplace frenzies that drive people to buy products en masse, Dustin’s companies and private clients have been featured by Forbes, Entrepreneur, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and INC Magazine.
Having marketed and filled over 3,000 events AND leading 10 online product launches, Dustin has generated over $43 million dollars in sales.
In his most recent research, Dustin codified a process for creating and selling products and services – Irresistible Offer Architecture® which recently received recognition by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
His current innovation, Brand Response®, leverages the fusion of branding, PR and direct response AND is already generating success stories out entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide.
John David Mann is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Red Circle and Flash Foresight and the national bestsellers The Go-Giver, Among Heroes, and Real Leadership. His books are available in two dozen languages and have sold more than two million copies. His 2011 Take the Lead was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as “best leadership book of 2011.”
Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, John was a leading figure in the development of the Direct Selling community; he served as co-founder and/or editor in chief of Upline, Network Marketing Lifestyles, and Networking Times, and was himself a leadership distributor, building an organization of over 100,000 people and generating hundreds of millions in sales for his company. He ghost-wrote The Business of the Twenty-first Century for Robert Kiyosaki and The Slight Edge, for Jeff Olson, and edited and produced John Fogg’s The Greatest Networker in the World.
Karleen says about herself:
"My goal as an author? To get your kids to LOVE reading as much as I did when I was their age…and as much as I still do! As a child, I had the goal (not met) to read every book in the children’s section of my local library. Through the books I write for ages 8 to 12, that’s the kind of fervor I hope to instill in kids today.
When I was raising my children and reading to them I often commented, “I could write something better than this.” Ideas began to develop and eventually, I wrote my first book, an early reader chapter book. Like most first books, it had structural problems, grammar errors and plot holes, but it was a start.
I joined the Florida Writers Association in 2004, which has been an immense help in developing my writing skills. That year, one of my books won 2nd place in the Juvenile division of their Florida Palms Literary Awards. Two other books were RPLA finalists in 2010.
In 2009 and again in 2011 I won a generous scholarship to the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop, a conference I highly recommend to people interested in writing for children.
In 2010 I became interested in e-publishing and the new opportunities it gives to authors. That led me to create my popular blog, KidsEBookBestsellers.com which ran for five years until 2015.
My writing has been published in Highlights Magazine for Children and Odyssey Science Magazine for Children (now merged with Muse Magazine.) I continue to write books, with more ideas patiently waiting their turn in the queue."
Michael Gebben spent 7 years building a video company that was the envy of everyone in his field, GebbsTV. Until, one day, he woke up to the realization that he'd built a cage of his own making. And given up so much of his life in the name of something that didn't really mean a whole lot.
So he hit reset, and over the last three years, rebuilt his life and his career around what matters and even launched a new inspirational YouTube channel. He has profoundly changed his metrics for success.
Michael's current company Jumpstarters helps creative entrepreneurs to get over the same hurdles that he was able to conquer, allowing him to work with individuals such as Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, and Richard Branson. Michael is a big believer in Massive Imperfect Action rather than getting stuck in the minutiae and never moving forward.