Roberta Matuson – The Talent Maximizer®, President of Matuson Consulting, International Best-Selling Author of Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around.
For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies, including Best Buy, New Balance, The Boston Beer Company and small to medium-size businesses, achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. The world’s largest employment source Monster and retail giant Staples turn to Roberta for advice on matters related to talent. She is known world-wide as “The Talent Maximizer®” and is considered a leading authority on leadership and the strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty. Roberta has authored multiple books, including international best-seller Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around, a Washington Post Top 5 Book for Leaders, Talent Magnetism: How To Build a Workplace That Attracts and Keeps the Best, and the newly released The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers, and Profits. By her own wits—and through trial and error—Roberta has built on her success and has become an internationally-recognized thought leader and consultant, often appearing on television on programs such as CBS’s The Early Show, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, Fox Business News and on CNN International’s Quest on Business with Richard Quest.
Carl Gould – Entrepreneur, Award-Winning Business Growth Coach, #1 Best-Selling Author of Biz Dev Done Right: Demystifying the Sales Process and Achieving the Results You Want
Carl is an authority on business growth who advises organizations to grow to the next level. He is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. His consulting firm, 7 Stage Advisors, has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. He has advised over 100 of the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest-Growing Companies, and currently works with the 9th fastest-growing company in NJ. Carl created the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world, and his methodologies are in practice in 35 countries. He has trained, certified or accredited over 7,000 Business Coaches and Mentors since 2002. Carl has written multiple books on the subject of business strategy, leadership and sustainable growth. He co-authored “Blueprint for Success” with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard; and his best-selling book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success”, lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. In 2016, Biz Dev Done Right became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. Each week Carl co-hosts “Quit and Get Rich” on iHeart® radio; and shares share his insights from working with top companies from around the world.