July 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29822.mp3 Master Zhi Gang Sha - Soul Healing Miracles, Master Healer, Soul Leader, and NYTimes Bestselling Author of Soul Over Matter: Ancient and Modern Wisdom and Practical Techniques to Create Unlimited Abundance [caption id="attachment_18446" align="alignright" width="300"] Zhi Gang Sha[/caption] Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha is a soul leader, a world-renowned master healer, and a divine servant. He is the founder of Soul Mind Body Medicine. He was trained as a conventional medical doctor in China and a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine in Canada and China. The founder of the Institute of Soul Healing and Enlightenment and the Love Peace Harmony Movement, Master Sha is a grandmaster of many ancient disciplines, including tai chi, qigong, kung fu, feng shui, and the "I Ching." Master Sha is also an expert in the most advanced cellular healing science now occurring in China. In the West, he is involved in breakthrough research on the effects of spirit on the human system. Dr. Sha was named Qigong Master of the Year at the Fifth World Congress on Qigong. In 2006, he was honored with the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Award for his humanitarian efforts.   Arthur Fessenden - Owner of The Art of Cruising [caption id="attachment_18449" align="alignright" width="160"] Arthur Fessenden[/caption] Art Fessenden has traveled to 120 plus countries, cruising the seas in style! His business specializes in luxury cruises, group and family adventures and romantic getaways!  All aspects of planning your cruise vacation, including air transportation, transfers, and pre and post packages are handled for you. A cruise incentive or group meeting can be booked and is much less costly than a comparable land-based program. He can book every cruise line, whether you desire a 4-star, 5-star, or 6-star luxury ship. He is a top producers of almost every cruise line. Special promotions can be passed on due to his volume of business. Art is constantly reviewing rates, updated itineraries, and changes and shipboard credit can be offered on many cruise lines. Your interests and needs are constantly being reviewed by The Art of Cruising’s consultants whose only concern is your total satisfaction!          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29829.mp3 Ron Wallace - CEO at Number One Group, Retired President of UPS International, Author of Leadership Lessons from a UPS Driver: Delivering a Culture of We, Not Me [caption id="attachment_18439" align="alignright" width="197"] Ron Wallace[/caption] Ron Wallace is the former President of UPS International, where his team consisted of 60,000 people in 200 countries. Ron has served as Chairman or co-chair of 33 boards of directors. After retiring from UPS, he was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to help form the new city of Milton. In 2008, he opened an Irish pub called Old Blind Dog, which was named the best Irish pub in the world! As a younger man, Ron was a professional race car driver and played semi-professional football. He serves as a police officer near his hometown and is active in politics and charitable organizations. His book Irish Pubs in America: History, Lore, and Recipes won the Indie Book Award.   Stephen Creskoff - Principal at Creskoff & Doram and Author of What You Need to Know to Go Global: A Guide to International Trade Transactions [caption id="attachment_18347" align="alignright" width="179"] Stephen Creskoff[/caption] Stphen Creskoff is the author of "What You Need to Know to Go Global,"a 422 page book providing a guide to international trade transactions. He speaks to groups about the book and related topics. Stephen provides consulting services regarding WTO law, trade facilitation, customs legislation and special economic zones to governments and international financial institutions. He also represents corporate law clients in connection with trade association, customs and trade matters, and is a consultant regarding WTO and trade issues and customs legislative reform for developing countries. In addition, He is legal counsel for a North American manufacturing association and has represented clients in a wide variety of customs and trade cases. Stephen assisted the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce in the development of a trade portal designed to inform importers and exporters about all aspects of trade transactions in Myanmar. He was a Consultant for The World Bank and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29815.mp3 Thomas Gay - CEO of Refer.com [caption id="attachment_18314" align="alignright" width="124"] Thomas Gay[/caption] Refer.com is building the world’s leading referral sales software solutions for professional service providers and small and medium size businesses. Formed through the 2014 merger of two proven web referral technologies, 22touch.com and trustedteam.com, the company offers an array of proven software and hand-on Referral Partner advisory services that drive client sales and trust based relationships. Refer.com is also a part of the family of companies supported by one of the most successful technology investment firms, Idealab. Thomas Gay was Founder and CEO of Vistainfo Startup in 1990, which went public via NASDAQ in 1994. Thomas was named one of the Five Best Undiscovered CEOs in the USA by Top Sales Magazine and he twice received the Inc Magazine 500 Fastest Growth Company Award. Individual Investor Magazine awarded his company the Best Small Public Company. And, Individual Investor Magazine awarded him the Magic 25 Small Public Companies Award.   Jim Dewald - Dean of the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary and Author of Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper Through Entrepreneurial Thinking  [caption id="attachment_18436" align="alignright" width="192"] Jim Dewald[/caption] Jim Dewald is Dean of the University of Calgary Business School. He received the MBA Society’s Outstanding Teaching and Learning Award and has been recognized as a business leader who provides an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice. He holds an MBA from the University of Alberta and a PhD from the University of Calgary, is a Faculty Advisor for the student group Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship Calgary and is a Development Advisor to the Vice-President (Capital Planning & Development) of the University of Calgary. He was recognized as Calgary Citizen of the Year, and is an Honorary Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Prior to Haskayne, Dewald was active in the Calgary business community, including being CEO of two major real estate development companies, CEO of a leading local engineering consulting practice and President of a tech-based international real estate brokerage company.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29807.mp3 Peg Samuel - Social Media Expert at SocialDiva and Author of Facebook Marketing Like I'm 5: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Mastering Facebook [caption id="attachment_18433" align="alignright" width="259"] Peg Samuel[/caption] Peg Samuel is a proven leader in online brand building and digital strategy with a focus in social media community engagement. She is the Founder of Social Diva Media, a boutique agency that develops and executes integrated web strategies. Peg has worked on media, fashion & wellness brands and special projects at the NBC Olympics Games & The 55th Annual Grammy Awards. She specializes in all aspects of social media and community development including; influencer targeting and activations, event planning and activations, and email. She works with a wide-range of lifestyle brands and clients including W Hotel, W Magazine, InStyle and Vogue. Her entrepreneurial success has received attention from media outlets E! News, MSNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Good Morning New York. Peg has spoken at and been involved in Internet Week NY, Social Media Week NY, Social Media Week LA, Social Media Breakfast, and she is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Wasserman School in Social Media.   Sasha Chanoff - Executive Director at RefugePoint and Author of From Crisis to Calling: Finding Your Moral Center in the Toughest Decisions [caption id="attachment_18320" align="alignright" width="250"] Sasha Chanoff[/caption] Sasha Chanoff is the founder and executive director of RefugePoint, a humanitarian organization that finds lasting solutions for refugees in life threatening situations. Sasha faced a life and death decision during a US sponsored rescue operation in the Congo to evacuate massacre survivors that ultimately led to starting RefugePoint. He previously consulted for the UN Refugee Agency and worked for the International Organization for Migration across Africa in refugee resettlement and relief operations. He has appeared on 60 Minutes multiple times in connection with the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan, is a featured story-teller on NPR's Moth Radio Hour, and writes and speaks regularly on refugee affairs. He has received social entrepreneur fellowships from the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Ashoka, and Echoing Green, and is a recipient of the Charles Bronfman Humanitarian Prize, Harvard University Center for Public Leadership's Gleitsman International Activist Award, and is a 2015 White House Champion of Change. Sasha is a member of the steering committee for New England International Donors, and a human rights adviser to The Leir Charitable Foundations. He recently served as an adviser to the Warner Bros. film The Good Lie starring Reese Witherspoon, and helped establish its charitable initiative, The Good Lie Fund, which he currently advises.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29804.mp3 Garrett Sutton - Owner & Founder of Corporate Direct, Inc. and Author of Toxic Client: Knowing and Avoiding Problem Customers [caption id="attachment_18285" align="alignright" width="173"] Garrett Sutton[/caption] Garrett Sutton is an attorney, bestselling author, and one of Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Advisors. A clear and engaging writer, he demystifies legal topics and presents them in a very understandable and accessible manner. He has over thirty years of experience in assisting individuals and businesses to limit their liability, protect their assets, implement advantageous corporate structures and advance their financial goals. He has appeared in the "Wall Street Journal," "New York Times," and other publications. Garrett enjoys speaking on asset protection strategies and is a frequent lecturer for business groups and the Rich Dad Advisors educational series. He serves on the boards of the American Baseball Foundation, located in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Reno-Nevada based Sierra Kids Foundation.   Ray Leach - CEO of JumpStart Inc. [caption id="attachment_18290" align="alignright" width="128"] Ray Leach[/caption] Northeast Ohio is a burgeoning hub of entrepreneurship as its startups have generated more than $1.4 billion in economic impact in 2015 and created more than 10,000 new jobs over the past 10 years. Ray Leach is the founding CEO of JumpStart Inc. a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit venture development organization that has gained a national best-in-class reputation for its innovative economic development models and its ability to leverage its experience and expertise across the U.S. JumpStart’s work focuses on assisting community leaders to maximize the job and wealth-creating economic impact of local startup and high-growth small companies with a focus on ways to assist and invest in these firms to dramatically improve local economic competitiveness. Ray is considered a national thought and practice leader at the intersections of public, private and philanthropic partnerships that accelerate job creation and increase economic outcomes in neighborhoods, cities, regions and countries. Ray was a Sloan Fellow and a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management and the University of Akron. He began his career at IBM and went on to co-found four startup technology companies. Ray was a founding member of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). He also currently serves as the Chair of the National Venture Capital Association’s (NVCA) Alumni Council, is a founding member of the NVCA’s Diversity Task Force, serves on the board of Invent Now which educates 100,000 U.S. kids each summer in science, technology, engineering and math, and is on the board of the Global Center for Health Innovation.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29798.mp3 Jack Nadel - Award-Winning Business Author, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist  [caption id="attachment_18351" align="alignright" width="240"] Jack Nadel[/caption] Jack Nadel, age 92, has been a successful international entrepreneur for nearly seven decades and is an award-winning author, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes and Fox Business media outlets among many others. He is also an active Huffington Post contributor. This Great Depression-era individual has gone from having almost nothing to being recognized by both President Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan and considered one of the nation’s top current thought leaders regarding veteran entrepreneurship by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development. He’s founded, acquired, and operated more than a dozen companies worldwide that have produced hundreds of new products, thousands of jobs, and millions of dollars in profits, including Jack Nadel International, a global leader in the specialty advertising and marketing industry. Jack is also a decorated WWII veteran, having flown 27 missions in a B-29 Bomber over Japan as a combat navigator and radar bombardier. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation. In 1988, after many years of doing business overseas in Asia, President Reagan’s office contacted Jack to join an important Presidential Trade Mission to Japan to foster better trade relations. From this broad and solid foundation of experience, he’s authored a number of popular business books including his latest, The Evolution of an Entrepreneur, winner of five Global Ebook Awards including three Gold Awards for Best in Business, Leadership and Careers/Employment. Written with the purpose of assisting entrepreneurs with methodology and tips to greatly reduce the risk of failure and attaining greater success, it has received extremely positive feedback from veteran groups, educators, fellow business authors and entrepreneurs alike. He is also a featured mentor on Thrive15, with 16 online training courses available. Jack is an inspiring example of American and global entrepreneurship and diplomacy through commerce, and despite his advanced age, it’s his mission in life to pay it forward to the next generation of entrepreneurs by passing on his insights. He firmly believes that helping entrepreneurs and fostering greater entrepreneurship globally will help us all, promoting peace and prosperity.   John Panaccione - President & CEO at LogicBay Corporation [caption id="attachment_18399" align="alignright" width="209"] John Panaccione[/caption] John Panaccione currently leads LogicBay Corporation, a Cloud-based Partner Relationship Management (PRM) software company focused on improving the performance of distribution channel partners for leading manufacturers. He is also active in working with veterans and military spouses who are interested in entrepreneurship through VetToCEO, a 501c3 non-profit he co-founded and serves as a Director. LogicBay delivers a Partner Relationship Management (PRM) solution to companies that need to establish or grow their indirect sales channels. PRM is both a strategic methodology and a sophisticated technology platform which combine to accelerate revenue and lower costs for vendors and their channel partners.  The productivity gains from PRM delight channel partners while enabling companies to manage their indirect sales more efficiently at scale. Since 2003, LogicBay’s PRM solution has delivered substantial and consistent value to many of the world’s leading companies such as Caterpillar, Daimler Trucks North America, Hyster-Yale, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, and Riverbed. In addition to these enterprise solutions, the LogicBay PRM has contributed significantly to the success of many small, midsize, and emerging growth businesses.   [caption id="attachment_7719" align="alignright" width="200"] William Osgood[/caption] William Osgood - Veteran & Small Business Advocate   William Osgood is a medically discharged Marine. In 2004, William started CFR & Associates to helping SB/Veteran business owners create wealth and freedom. He believes in helping their businesses to enjoy the fruits of their labor and to invest in the future opportunities for Veterans! Williams uses his 3C1P Formula to help veterans get government contracts and will show you how!        ...

Listen Live on Thursday on AMFM 247 Radio! Veteran Entrepreneurship Week Bill Bregar - CEO at Loss Prevention Systems, Inc [caption id="attachment_18393" align="alignright" width="144"] Bill Bregar[/caption] Bill Bregar founded Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. in 1983. He served our country through the United States Army as a Military Policeman and Military Intelligence Officer with Top Secret Clearance. Bill holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Private Security Administration and Management and is a trained and Licensed Private Investigator. He has developed and operated national Loss Prevention programs at the National Director level for large leading retailers such as The Athlete’s Foot. They also have on staff Regional Loss Prevention Managers for companies in big box, hardware/ home improvements, department store, footware and more.  He was Chairman of the Georgia Retail Association – Board of Directors and on the Kennesaw State University – President, Advisory Board.   Lee Platt - CEO of Avening Management and Technical Services, LLC (AveningTech)  [caption id="attachment_18295" align="alignright" width="200"] Lee Platt[/caption] Lee Platt is the CEO of Avening Management and Technical Services, LLC (AveningTech) and has over twenty-five years of experience supporting Federal Government information technology, information assurance, command and control, law enforcement, logistics and intelligence operations. A veteran of the US Army, she is a member of the Women Veteran’s Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC); a graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM); a graduate of Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE); a graduate of Tech Stars Patriot Boot Camp; a graduate of the Veteran’s Institute for Procurement (VIP), a member of the Inc 500/5000 Military Entrepreneur Special Delegation, and a 2014 participant in the Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Initiative.  Lee is also a member of Women in Public Policy (WIPP), through which she completed their Federal Contracting Certificate Program; a member of Women in Defense (WID); and a member of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). AveningTech began operations in January 2013, and currently employs 70 highly qualified technical experts who support Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy programs around the world. AveningTech was recently honored by being selected as the Leading Edge SBDC Small Business of the Year-2016.   Ron Fugle - Military Podcaster and Founder & Host of FireAndAdjust.com [caption id="attachment_18396" align="alignright" width="193"] Ron Fugle[/caption] Ron Fugle is the founder and host of Fire and Adjust, a Podcast and Website focused on inspiring others to take action with their lives and dreams. He interviews and highlights our Military and Veteran Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Actors, Actresses, Models, Athletes, Artist and other Amazing and inspirational people. After being Honorably discharged from the United States Army, he spent 13+ years working in a career that although paid exceptionally well, it was not an enjoyable experience and left him constantly looking for something bigger.  He also services website, does graphic design, social media branding, brand development and logo design.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29787.mp3 Veteran Entrepreneurship Week David Muir Jr. - Senior Vice President of Veteran Staffing Network [caption id="attachment_18135" align="alignright" width="101"] David Muir Jr.[/caption] David Muir is the head of a social enterprise project of Easter Seals of DC/MD/VA, the Veterans Staffing Network. They are dedicated to getting our veterans and their spouses into good jobs and providing top tier military talent to employers. He led a "cradle to grave" government procurement cycle ($4.5M award) including forecast analysis, response to RFI/RFP, proposal development, desktop publishing, project management, instructional design, training documentation, in-person content delivery, report generation, status meetings with government and prime contractor representatives, personnel management and video/multi-media production. He created a job search training workshop that is supported by The Ohio State University and used by the Virginia Employment Commission. He acted as a SME, Solution architect and lead instructional designer for the redesign of the Dept. of Labor/VETS Employment Workshop, developed multiple lines of business in the government and commercial spaces, recruited for national and international positions, analyzed, optimized, and/or created multiple systems and training programs, and operated and recovered failing multi-million dollar restaurants.   Phil Randazzo - Founder of American Dream U [caption id="attachment_18122" align="alignright" width="135"] Phil Randazzo[/caption] American Dream U is an event for Military Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen who are interested in starting their own businesses and finding their dream jobs. This event is taught by actual entrepreneurs and at Military Installations. This makes this program unique. He is also active in Defending Freedom wristbands. The organization supports men and women fighting for our Country, the wounded and their families, and the Fallen Heroes who have given their lives for this Country. Paul was given the key to the City of Las Vegas, was recognized by US Congress, and was recognized and awarded by the City of Las Vegas.   Angela Cody-Rouget - Certified Professional Organizer and Founder of Major Mom [caption id="attachment_18384" align="alignright" width="200"] Angela Cody-Rouget[/caption] Angela Cody-Rouget is founder and CEO of Major Mom®. She has two decades of training in order management and served in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years and thrives in orderly environments. The Major Mom vision is to be the most recognized and respected organizing firm nationally and internationally. In October 2009, the Major Mom Training Academy was opened. They have trained 60 apprentices via ​academy classes as of ​March 201​6​. Her team currently has 32 fabulous Liberators (Professional Organizers) ​serving clients in Arizona and Colorado. She was selected for Shark Tank Season 7 and was a Finalist in 2016 Arizona’s SBA InnovateHer business plan and pitch competition. Major Mom was voted Emerging Business of the Year 2010 & 2011. It was awarded annual “Champion of Free Enterprise” by Sales Pros 2013.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29785.mp3 Veteran Entrepreneurship Week Mark Baird - CEO of HirePatriots.com and Author of The Patriotic Business Plan: Strategies for Sensational Success [caption id="attachment_18368" align="alignright" width="187"] Mark Baird[/caption] Mark Baird markets and to recruits for businesses and to gets them free interviews on TV, radio, in the press and speaking engagements. He also post articles about these companies on his very popular website that is visited by thousands of US veterans, homeowners, and businesses every month. He wrote a best-selling book, The Patriotic Business plan: Strategies for Sensational Success, ans is the founder of Patriotic Hearts, a charitable effort to assist US military, veterans and their families. Their principle concern every day is assisting US veterans that have not yet found sustainable employment. They provide a job board for US military, veterans and their spouses, HirePatriots.com. It has a unique one-day/off-duty job board for active US military too. They counsel US veterans personally; rewrite their resumes; and post blogs every day, giving them advice, opportunities, encouragement, and direction. HirePatroits holds job fairs. They get US veterans interviews with decision makers. People Magazine has selected Mark and Tori Baird as their "Heroes Among Us." US President GW Bush awarded him theCongressional Medal of Merit and President Obama gave him the Volunteer Service Medal.   Cat Nichols and Ruth LaToison Ifill on Operation GoodJobs Catherine (Cat) M. Nichols - Strategic Operations Manager at Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Catherine Nichols is currently a Strategic Operations Manager at Washington State, but she has also worked as Program Manager: Financial, Transition, & Reintegration Services at Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, Chairman of Veterans Employee Resource Group, Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist at Washington State Employment Security Department, and Regional Manager Supervisor at Pacific Intercultural Exchange. She has received the WDVA Distinguished Service Award by the Washington State Department of Veterans Services as well as being named the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist of the Year 2010-2011. She currently does a wide range activities and responsibility for developing programs that provide direct services for veterans and their families on a statewide level, such as: grant proposals for Federal funding, monitor a large volume of budget and spending activity to ensure that all programs are operating within their allocated resources and within their spending plans, serve as the agency liaison to the Washington State Veterans Employee Resource Group and supervise the Washington State Military Transition Council Project Coordinator.     Ruth LaToison Ifill - Veterans & Military Families Program Manager at Goodwill Industries International [caption id="attachment_18373" align="alignright" width="152"] Ruth LaToison Ifill[/caption] Ruth LaToison Ifill is the veterans and military families program manager for Goodwill Industries International (GII). A military spouse, she joined GII in 2013 as the program manager for the Vested in Veterans program. As the veterans and military families program manager, she leads GII’s efforts to reskill and retrain veterans to put them back to work quickly in positions that give them the sustainability to support their families. Ifill manages GII’s national relationships with veteran-centric organizations and equips local Goodwill organizations to provide a high standard of service through a focus on wraparound services and community partnerships. Before coming to GII, she managed programs for a local nonprofit serving inner-city youth in Washington, DC. Ifill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University and is pursuing a Master of Organizational Development at Trinity Washington University.     ...