Founder / CEO of the World Food Championships, the largest culinary competition for the chef/pro cook industry. Mike, who has 30 years of marketing experience, started WFC in 2012 and recently acquired the International Chili Society to expand his live event portfolio. He earned a Communications degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, after which he worked briefly in New York City for a publishing firm. His true loves of entrepreneurship and content development were combined in 1991 when he formed his first company with $1,000 saved from NYC.
Kim Ades is the President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of five, Kim has 15 years of experience coaching many of North America’s most respected leaders. Recognized as an expert in the area of thought mastery, Kim uses her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style to help her clients deal with core issues and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results.
Architect. Creative Director. Magic Maker. Ola wears many hats, each more beautiful than the last. She established IJORERE, Inc. in June 2008. Her architectural expertise is evident in the unconventional approaches to her designs. Done with such precision, it is this background that sets IJORERE designs apart from the rest. Ola’s creative sensibilities don’t simply herald GRAND occasions, her designs are works of art. Over the years, Ola has garnered accolades in the media, including the likes of NBC, WCIU, Entrepreneur Magazine, INSIDE Weddings, BellaNaija, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Green Wedding Shoes, CS Modern Luxury, and more.
She also has designed for celebrities; a few mention-worthy are NBA superstar player; Lebron James, recording music artist; J.Cole, Louis Carr of Black Entertainment Television (BET), and David Tutera. Ola says her life story is one that is ever shaped by culture, by geography, and by a God-given eye for unique design. Her burgeoning enterprise is the result of a directed path, a drive to see her creative vision brought to life, and the realization that limits are often an illusion.
Paul started his first business in 2011. He was soon working 60-80 hours a week with a business that couldn’t survive without him. So Paul started systematizing everything while empowering a team to run the business better than he could. Before he knew it his revenue doubled to almost $500k while the number of hours he worked dropped below 40. Paul then sold his business for 3x net profit. He’s now back into business ownership with 2 local businesses while also helping ambitious business owners automate their business so they can leverage their business to build a life that they love.
Dr. Lynette Louise is an internationally renowned Brain Change and Leadership expert who teaches a unique and effective approach to Leadership around the globe. An award-winning author, speaker, opinion writer, host, recognized humanitarian, and consultant Lynette (known as The Brain Broad) is universally applauded for her skilled use of science and stories when speaking to and teaching groups.
Jason Wright is the founder of Intentionally Inspirational. They are a digital agency that offers sales funnel strategy, design, development, and management. The platforms that they specialize in are ActiveCampaign, ClickFunnels, and of course, Facebook.
To put all of that more simply, they help companies get more leads and sales and work hard to demystify all of that lingo for their customers.
They take a different approach to their content when compared to other digital marketing agencies. He has always appreciated motivational and inspirational content, so they take that approach when creating theirs, as well.
Morgan is an actor, comedian and blogger... Working as an event planner and running her own wedding coordinating business on the side while she pursues creativity and her large aspirations.
Rene Agredano and Jim Nelson grew their full-service marketing firm for ten years in a remote small town. In 2007, they hit the road in a fifth-wheel trailer with their dog Jerry after he lost a leg to cancer. They have been full-time RVers ever since – working from their mobile headquarters to manage Tripawds, the largest online support community for three-legged pets and their people.
Kimberly Spencer is an award-winning high-performance coach and trainer, Amazon best-selling co-author, international motivational speaker, and the founder of CrownYourself.com, helping high achievers build their empire and sparkle with holistic fulfillment in their bodies, businesses, and relationships. Her 10-year track record in sales and entrepreneurship was recently featured in the Amazon Best Seller Book, The Start: Journey to Entrepreneurship. Her work has been featured on The CW, ESPN, and NPR, and in Thrive Global, Girls Life, and Forbes.