November 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30223.mp3 Alaina Percival - CEO and Board Chair at Women Who Code [caption id="attachment_19779" align="alignright" width="180"] Alaina Percival[/caption] Alaina Percival is CEO of Women Who Code, a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Under Alaina’s leadership, Women Who Code has grown to serve more than 50,000 women in 20 countries and 60 cities across the globe. This thriving movement offers more than 1,000 free technical and leadership events, per year. In addition to her role at Women Who Code, Alaina is an accomplished tech speaker, appearing at WSJ.d Live, WITI, Belfast Technology Conference, Grace Hopper, Columbia University’s Social Enterprise, MIT’s Venture Capital and Innovation Conference and more. She has been interviewed by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and other publications across the globe to share her expertise on best practices for increasing diversity in tech. Prior to Women Who Code, Alaina worked at PUMA's headquarters in Germany, as well as Riviera Partners and Snip.it, acquired by Yahoo. Alaina is also a CodePath Advisor.   Courtney Hansen - Television Personality, Sports Columnist and Author of The Garage Girl's Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Your Car [caption id="attachment_19787" align="alignright" width="180"] Courtney Hansen[/caption] Courtney Hansen is a television personality, car columnist and author of The Garage Girl's Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Your Car. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she is the daughter of race car driver Jerry Hansen, who is a 27-time Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) national racing champion. Courtney literally grew up on a racetrack, as her family owned Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. She hosted Powerblock for Spike TV for 10 seasons, the hit reality show “Overhaulin’” for TLC, Vinsetta Garage for Velocity and many other popular shows. She's currently producing and hosting a new automotive project, coming to TV this Spring and she also pens a nationally syndicated automotive newspaper column titled "Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle."   Stuart Vener - Timeshare Guru and Owner of Buy Your Timeshare [caption id="attachment_19791" align="alignright" width="174"] Stuart Vener[/caption] Stuart Vener has a varied and extensive career in business and real estate related activities. He is America's foremost expert in Real Estate, Finance and of course, Timeshares. When Attorneys, Title Companies and Lenders have questions, they call Vener for the answers. Stuart will honestly tell you your options and he is here to help you. He was a pioneer in the "Second-Chance" property program when he founded Pacific Properties in the 1990's and Wilshire Holding Group that has assisted thousands of satisfied clients 'walk away' from upside down, negative equity, properties. For 16 years, Stuart owned one of the largest mortgage companies in Los Angeles County. His real estate ventures date back to the 1960s. He developed a shopping and family entertainment center in the Orange County vicinity that often drew larger crowds than Disneyland. He was real estate advisor and consultant to Noah Dietrich, the partner of Howard Hughes, and was personally involved in the acquisition, development and disposition of over 1,400 homes. He provides expert information as a guest on radio shows throughout the Country, and regularly appears on Fox News.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30215.mp3 Damion Lupo - Founder and CEO of Total Control Financial, Inc. [caption id="attachment_19685" align="alignright" width="180"] Damion Lupo[/caption] Damion Lupo started his first business at age 11, and he even hiring his parents for logistics support! Over the last quarter century, he's 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. Damion paid for his first rental house with a Visa Card, then bought 150 houses across 7 states over next 5 years and went through a $20,000,000 meltdown in 2008. He also founded and running a FinTech in Austin to disrupt Wall Street with the eQRP ™. He is the author of 5 published books. Damion’s personal philosophy centers on Self Responsibility and a conviction that the only path to freedom is through candor, growth and a big vision. That big vision ideal is what drove him to found Total Control Financial in 2016 and design everything around 10X growth and 10X impact for the client, the team and the shareholders.   Bill Munn - Management Coach and Author of Why Make Eagles Swim?: Embracing Natural Strengths in Leadership & Life [caption id="attachment_19731" align="alignright" width="185"] Bill Munn[/caption] Bill Munn helps executives manage teams to their greatest potential, customizing coaching plans to maximize the performance of each individual. Through strategic visioning and in-the-moment issue resolution, he motivates leadership to spur mission-driven growth. As a 22-year management-coaching veteran and former Dow 30 top executive, Bill has supported hundreds of corporate leaders worldwide with practical wisdom, real-world action tools, and unbiased insight. An MBA and former professor of finance and economics, Bill is a dynamic public speaker and published author.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30213.mp3 Shawn Hunter - CEO of Mindscaling, Leadership Speaker and Author of Small Acts of Leadership: 12 Intentional Behaviors That Lead to Big Impact  [caption id="attachment_19719" align="alignright" width="188"] Shawn Hunter[/caption] Shawn Hunter is an entrepreneur, speaker, best-selling author, and currently Founder and President of Mindscaling, a company dedicated to creating beautiful, and intelligent online learning products. Previously, he was Executive Producer & Vice President for Leadership Solutions at Skillsoft. For over a decade Hunter has interviewed, collaborated with, and filmed, hundreds of leading business authors, executives, and business school faculty in an effort to assemble video learning solutions. He started this journey as an entrepreneur, and later expanded that business for Skillsoft. Hunter originally co-founded Targeted Learning Corporation with his father Hal Hunter, Ph.D., which was acquired by Skillsoft in February 2007.   Mike Crandall - Speaker, Consultant, Coach and Author of Motivational Management The Sandler Way [caption id="attachment_19724" align="alignright" width="180"] Mike Crandall[/caption] Mike Crandall is a Speaker, Consultant, Coach and Trainer focused on Sales, Management, and Leadership Development. He is brought in by Business Owners and Executives to work on the Behaviors, Attitudes, Techniques, and Guts needed to be more Successful in Business Improvement, Sales Growth, and Employee Development. His firm specializes in helping identify the Blind Spots and Obstacles that are holding you back and then implementing Systems, Behaviors, and Guts to become more Successful. Clients ultimately develop new Habits that lead to Proactive Growth professionally and personally. He is based in Oklahoma City, OK and serves clients across the United States.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30205.mp3 Rich Foreman - Founder and CEO of Apptology, Mobile App Developer, Author & Veteran [caption id="attachment_19702" align="alignright" width="180"] Rich Foreman[/caption] Rich Foreman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Apptology. He leads the company with 20 years of experience in engineering, mobile application development and sales. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and has co-authored a book, "Tap into the Mobile Economy." Rich's blog was listed in Top 20 Marketing Mobile Blogs of 2014. He has been featured on KCRA3, NEWS10, 1170 Tech AM PowerDrive, Business Radio Money 105.5, SiliconIndia, the Sacramento Business Journal, and the Sacramento Bee. Rich is also the Founding Director of the Sacramento Chapter of Startup Grind and was appointed as Utility Commissioner for the City of Folsom. Rich is a regular contributor to TechWire.net and StartupSac.com.   Nina Amir - Certified High Performance Coach and Author of Creative Visualization for Writers: An Interactive Guide for Bringing Your Book Ideas and Your Writing Career to Life [caption id="attachment_19706" align="alignright" width="180"] Nina Amir[/caption] Nina Amir is known as the Inspiration-to-Creation Coach, because she moves clients from ideas to realized dreams by combining their passion and purpose and helping them take inspired action. This allows them to positively and meaningfully impact their lives and the world. In May 2010, after five months of blogging, she completed a first draft, and just over a year later she turned the final manuscript into Writer’s Digest Books. In April 2012, she held How to Blog a Book in her hands—just seven months later, and it became an Amazon bestseller almost immediately—and has remained one ever since.  The Author Training Manual was published by Writer’s Digest Books just two years later and was a bestseller before any books passed through the register on Amazon. She self-published several more ebooks as well since it was released, all of which have made it onto the Amazon Top 100 right away. In fact, Nina had as many as six books on the same Amazon Top 100 list at the same time and a total of eleven Amazon Bestsellers! Her most recent traditionally published book, Creative Visualization for Writers, was published in September 2016.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30203.mp3 Josh Steimle - Author of Chief Marketing Officers at Work, CEO of MWI, Keynote Speaker, & Writer for Forbes, Inc, Mashable, and TechCrunch [caption id="attachment_19680" align="alignright" width="180"] Josh Steimle[/caption] Josh Steimle was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of "50 online marketing influencers to watch in 2016," and ranked #11 by the research firm Leadtail amongst People Most Mentioned and Retweeted by CMOs. He is a speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. Josh wrote "Chief Marketing Officers at Work" (Apress, 2016) which includes interviews with 29 CMOs from companies like GE, Spotify, PayPal, The Home Depot, and Target. In addition, he has written 200+ articles in publications such as Time, Inc., TechCrunch, Mashable, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and VentureBeat. Josh presented at TEDx, ClickZ, AdTech, MOSA, Echelon, CommunicAsia, and has been featured on national TV and radio, podcasts, and webinars on topics including digital marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, government policy, and technology. He is the founder and CEO of MWI, a digital marketing company with offices in China, Hong Kong, and the United States (Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Chicago), specializing in SEO, SEM, content marketing, social media marketing, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).   Fred Schonenberg - Founder at VentureFuel, Inc. [caption id="attachment_19687" align="alignright" width="180"] Fred Schonenberg[/caption] Fred Schonenberg is the founder of VentureFuel, a strategic partnership firm focused on growing advertising revenue for emerging companies and technologies across all media platforms. VentureFuel provides expert guidance around packaging, positioning and selling media to attract brand partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and leading advertising agencies nationwide. VentureFuel bridges the chasm between advertisers looking for the next big thing and early stage companies in need of viable ad models. Known for his award-winning creative solutions and ability to forge strategic partnerships to drive revenue, Fred has deep relationships throughout the advertising industry, from top CMOs & brand managers, to agency presidents, planners and buyers across mobile, online, print, TV, experiential and out-of-home. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as SXSW, Ad Tech, Advertising Week, Offline Summit, Lightbox Lab, Recess Music & Ideas Festival, IAB Digital Leadership Program, etc. He is also an industry thought-leader published in everything from The Huffington Post, Media Post, The Drum, Media Daily News, Tech.co, The Mobile Insider, Modern Marketing Exchange, etc. Most recently, Fred was the EVP of National Sales for Zoom Media & Marketing where he guided the video-centric selling strategies that built Zoom into the largest fitness digital media company in the world as well as the most successful nightlife network. His sales team was rated #1 in the industry by digital agencies and strategic planners.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30198.mp3 Alison Edgar - Voted one of the UK's top 10 Business Advisers, Entrepreneur's God Mother and International Public Speaker [caption id="attachment_19649" align="alignright" width="180"] Alison Edgar[/caption] Alison Edgar is one of the UK’s top 10 business advisors, she was invited to the Queen’s Royal Garden party and Downing Street for her dedication to Enterprise. In 2015 she won GB Entrepreneur of the Year, special merit for service, and is regularly featured in national press and radio, as a sales expert, but her biggest thrill comes from seeing her client’s amazing sales achievements. Alison is an outgoing, highly organised, determined business woman with a passion for people and helping businesses grow. Her mission statement "When it's delivered correctly, sales and customer service are exactly the same thing". This does not come from a text book, but a combination of her passion and experience of international hotel management and sales in some of world top blue chip companies such as BT, Yell and Douwe Egbert's. Other major accolades during this period include being voted one of the the UK's top 10 Business Advisers by an esteemed judging panel via Enterprise Nation. Media coverage in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, BBC radio, as well as many on line and regional publications. Winner of GB Entrpreneur of the year, special merit for service category, short list by ISMM for a life time achievement to sales and finalist for Wiltshire Business Person 2016.   Jessica Offerjost - Assistant Manager, Consumer Public Relations at Toys"R"Us [caption id="attachment_19645" align="alignright" width="170"] Jessica Offerjost[/caption] Toys“R”Us® recently debuted its 2016 Holiday Hot Toy List, the company’s annual go-to holiday shopping resource for parents and gift-givers – straight from the toy experts. Comprised of 40 items categorized by age from Baby’s First Christmas to Big Kids, the Toys“R”Us team spent the last year narrowing down thousands of new toy introductions and selecting the items sure to top kids’ wish lists this holiday season.   ...