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.
Steve Lubetkin is an award-winning multimedia journalist and veteran PR counselor. Under the State Broadcast News brand of his Lubetkin Media Companies, in May he launched "The CRE News Hour," a weekly podcast featuring radio-style news and feature interviews about commercial real estate.
He just finished a five-year engagement covering commercial real estate news for Globe Street dot com. He produces conference podcasts for NJSpotlight dot com.
He is Accredited in Public Relations and a member of the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious College of Fellows. He served for three years on the PRSA national board of directors.
But he has also been on the cutting edge in using technology for communications and marketing for a very, very, long time.
In fact, he was the first music writer to use a portable computer to cover a rock concert – it was a Grateful Dead concert in Englishtown, New Jersey -- in 1977.
Steve has included an email address on his business card since 1988.
For 15 years, he has been managing partner of The Lubetkin Media Companies. The firm is best known for producing award-winning audio and video podcasts, corporate photojournalism, and other multimedia content.
He is the co-author, with Toronto-based podcaster Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional.
Shawn is a #1 ranked motivational author, unlimited thinker, and lifetime entrepreneur with a history of inspiring others. A seven-time author, Shawn is also the creator of Extra Mile Day...a day recognizing the power we each have to create positive change when we "go the extra mile." (On 11/1/19, 525+ cities made the declaration and recognized local extra-mile heroes.)
Nicole Roberts Jones is uniquely gifted at one thing – drawing out what’s best in YOU and helping you take your Brilliance to The Bank. A veteran of the entertainment industry, Nicole worked in Talent Management and Casting before shifting her talents to help others Bankroll Their Brilliance. She now works with entrepreneurs to create multiple streams of income from what they already know in order to build an empire from their expertise. Nicole is also a nationally recognized transformational speaker, purpose to paycheck expert and best-selling author of four books, the most recent being Find Your Fierce.
Profit First Professional Rocky Lalvani, MBA, Enrolled Agent IRS, helps business owners achieve financial success and utilize the profits from their business to live a life of abundance. Rocky is the millionaire next door. He started out with basically nothing when his parents immigrated to the United States when he was two years old, and his dad was 42. It was his parent's second big move in life, and they were starting over again to create the American dream. In spite of a lot of struggles and his Mom passing away when he was 7, he has been able to achieve financial success and wants to share the lessons he has learned along the way so others can achieve success much faster
Stephen G Sainato, Esq., BCC is a Board Certified and NYU Certified professional coach. His clients include doctors, lawyers, educators, students, CEOs, business owners, mental health professionals, fitness professionals, and more. Stephen has been a featured writer by organizations such as CNBC and has conducted workshops and presentations for organizations including the New Jersey State Bar Association. Stephen is the founder of Extraordinary Coaching & Leadership™ and co-founder of the Live Fully Summit. Stephen offers 1:1 and group coaching, and conducts all his coaching sessions by phone or Zoom.
Angela Marshall, also known as “Author Stone,” is an Augusta, Ga., native, entrepreneur, and positive words powerhouse that utilizes her personal life experiences of struggle, strength, and success to captivate audiences and readers abroad. Author Stone is a motivational presenter, published bestselling author, columnist, ex-NFL wife, and creative writing consultant. Having struggled through a lavish but sorely lacking lifestyle as a former NFL wife, that chapter in her life proved pivotal to her "wise words woman" nickname. It also produced the transparency in her inspiring inquiring minds want to know auto-biography, “Reality to Rags to Riches; The Story and Life of an Ex-NFL Wife.” Angela has been featured on the world’s most influential platforms.
Robin Sacks is a confidence and performance coach, professional speaker, author and motivator, as well as a mom and wife.
She helps smart people get out of their own way so they can show-up with real confidence, stress less, and accomplish more, regardless of the situation.
By teaching clients and audiences how to shift their self-talk, body language, and mental-game, they feel more calm, show-up with more confidence, and feel more in control of their stressors - both the internal and external ones!
Lisa is CEO of Center for Mentoring Excellence, a Seattle, WA based business that helps organizations create better leaders and more inclusive cultures through mentoring. She is a global keynote speaker and an expert in the intersection of mentoring and inclusion and is passionate about the power of diversity and inclusion to create better workplaces, better teams, and better results.
Rich Keller brings a unique approach to personal branding. As a CATALYST, he understands the challenges associated with trying to discover what makes you stand-out.
Kyle is the founder of AdLeg.com, providing training and software for Google Ads and YouTube Ads marketers. He’s an author, speaker, consultant, and teacher. To keep his skills sharp, Kyle also manages ad campaigns for a select number of clients. You can join him in his “Google Ads Strategy” and “YouTube Ads Strategy” groups on Facebook.
Sabrina Runbeck, MPH, MHS, PA-C is a surgical advanced practice provider with a background in public health and neuroscience. She is also a peak performance queen.
She had to say NO to 80+ hour workweeks where she felt exhausted, underappreciated, and misunderstood and said YES to a life and career that elevates her energy and passion without compromising her health and sanity.
Now, she is on a mission to help millennials professionals, especially women in healthcare, to reduce stress, restore wellness, and reboot productivity so they can be BOTH - powerhouses in their careers and passionate people in life.
Cory Collins is an author, certified speaker, coach, & trainer with the John C. Maxwell Team, as well as the Founder of Ample Opportunity, Inc, a business consulting firm that specializes in business coaching, leadership development, and sales training.
Sharon Cully is the owner and founder of Simply Processes, where she helps entrepreneurs find the time they need to grow their business, make more money and create more freedom. With 15+ years of experience working with leading global brands like Coca-Cola, Diageo, and GlaxoSmithKline, Sharon has successfully helped companies around the world to increase performance and minimize costs, all while meeting customer objectives. She founded Simply Processes as a way to utilize her experience to help entrepreneurs who have been successful but have reached a plateau, scale up to the next level by gaining control of their business processes.
Kara Mayer Robinson is a celebrity interviewer, TV talk show host, and host and producer of the TV and film talent-interview show Really Famous. Kara interviews A-listers like Spike Lee, Joe Mantegna, Michael Rapaport, Tippi Hedren and Tim Gunn for television, podcasts, digital media, print and live events.
Rachel Papworth, the online Professional Organiser, liberates busy people from the shackled of chaos and clutter, to give peace of mind and productivity.
David Trotter is a Launch Coach and Host of Inspiration Rising, a podcast dedicated to inspiring women (and the men who support them) to rise up in life, love, and leadership. For over 25 years, he’s helped people get unstuck, clarify their goals, and take their lives to the next level through his leadership, speaking, books, and filmmaking. After a decade in non-profit leadership, David has spent the last eleven years running a successful marketing business, producing/directing four award-winning feature films, and creating resources to make a positive impact on important social issues. David and his wife, Laura, have been married for 25 years and live with their two almost-grown children in southern California.