February 2018

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31453.mp3 Nicholas Daniel-Richards - Founder of ShipHero, Builder and Disruptor  [caption id="attachment_24222" align="alignright" width="150"] Nicholas Daniel-Richards[/caption] Nicholas Daniel-Richards has worked across many industries and has collaborated with Anna Wintour on the launch of Vogue.com, Pete Cashmore on the mobile launch of Mashable, and most recently, NBA players Steph Curry, Lebron James and Chris Paul on various projects as the Chief Digital Officer of the National Basketball Players Association. Nicholas first learned of the challenges of eCommerce while building out the BBC eCommerce platform. Since then, he has worked with longtime friend Aaron Rubin to launch ShipHero, which has seen incredible growth over the past five years. Building great products and organizations is what excites Nicholas the most. He has an excellent understanding of both the big picture and the specific steps that are needed to accomplish the larger goals. ShipHero is directly integrated with all major shipping carriers so you get the cheapest rate for every order you ship. It powers businesses of every size specializing in a variety of products, including perishables, electronics, custom bicycles, and fishing gear.   Thea Singer Spitzer - Author of The Power of Collaboration: Powerful Insights from Silicon Valley to Successfully Grow Groups, Strengthen Alliances, and Boost Team Potential [caption id="attachment_24225" align="alignright" width="150"] Thea Singer Spitzer[/caption] Thea Singer Spitzer, a founder of Critical Change LLC, has been a consultant, strategic adviser, and coach to executives, leaders, and organizations for nearly 30 years. Her expertise in collaboration is a union of company need and her own passion. She has helped companies achieve more by fostering a culture where employees work better together and help people do things in ways that make the most sense for today and tomorrow. Thea has received accolades and awards for her work. Thea partners with firms to create a climate where leaders work together and accomplish organizational goals, individuals and teams contribute at maximum levels towards business goals and strategies, employees willingly share intelligence, knowledge and best practices with others, and great ideas result in stellar innovations and improvements.   Ryan Fiorenzi - Founder of StartStanding.org [caption id="attachment_24291" align="alignright" width="150"] Ryan Fiorenzi[/caption] Ryan Fiorenzi is a founder of StartStanding.org, which addresses common back pain remedies, the benefits of standing and sitting for adults and kids. He offers product recommendations on standing desks, chairs, treadmills, best bikes for commuting, and more. Ryan suffered from severe, intermittent back pain after a martial arts training injury in 2007. He started researching the causes of his back pain, and in the process, talked to dozens of chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and other experts. Six months after he began his in-depth research, his back pain was gone, and he was sold on the power of a movement-based lifestyle. Ryan then assembled a team to help spread the word about simple things that people can do to greatly improve their quality of life. And that is the reason StartStanding.org was born. In StartStanding.org they educate the public about the dangers associated with prolonged sitting and created step-by-step programs to help people take the first step towards an active lifestyle. It also produces comprehensive product guides and consumer reviews to help people make better, more informed choices on a wide range of health-related topics.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31449.mp3 Gary Findley - CEO at Restoration 1 [caption id="attachment_24186" align="alignright" width="150"] Gary Findley[/caption] Gary Findley is a franchise sales expert with over 25 years of experience in helping new and experience entrepreneurs build over 9,500 locations worldwide. He’s the CEO of Restoration 1, an award winning brand with more than 120 locations open and in development. Gary now oversees one of the fastest-growing multi-brand franchise chains in North America, recently acquired bluefrog Plumbing + Drain.  It is the perfect complement to Restoration 1′s services. The self-proclaimed “Redneck CEO,” Gary’s entrepreneurial drive has led to running his own businesses, serving as a franchise owner of multiple franchise brands and ultimately becoming an executive to grow some of the biggest franchise networks across the country and around the world. He previously served as the Vice President of Franchise Sales for Rainbow at Dwyer Group, as President and COO at Curves International, and as the COO of EnVie Fitness. Franchise sales, lease negotiation, financing, health and fitness management and franchisor operations, franchise start ups, building sales teams, international franchise development, franchise marketing, building management teams are the Gary’s specialties. Jen Hemphill - Money Confidence Coach, AFC®, Host of the Her Money Matters® Podcast, and Soon to be Author [caption id="attachment_24209" align="alignright" width="150"] Jen Hemphill[/caption] Jen Hemphill, a military spouse and bilingual Latina, helps women who are tired of the traditional money advice break out their inner financial confidence so they can claim their own unique version of financial freedom. She is a Money Confidence Coach, an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) and host of the "Her Money Matters" Podcast. Jen was a Research Specialist that assisted in grants funded projects using her bilingual abilities, educational background, and work experience. She was also a realtor at RE/MAX. When she’s not talking money, she enjoys a good dance-off, photography, coffee, chocolate, traveling, working out and spending time with her husband and two boys. Ted Beck - President & CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education [caption id="attachment_24193" align="alignright" width="150"] Ted Beck[/caption] Ted Beck is the President and CEO of National Endowment for Financial Education, the leading private nonprofit national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stages of life. Prior to his appointment at NEFE, Ted served as associate dean of executive education and corporate relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. He has been a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, a panel established by President Obama to promote and enhance financial capability among young people. Ted also sits on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, and is immediate past chairman of the national Jump $tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. He previously served on President George W. Bush's President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy from 2008 to 2010. He also served as President of the Center for Advanced Studies in Business Inc., a nonprofit organization designed to support the activities of the business school, and oversaw the construction and operations of the Fluno Center for Executive Education. Ted is an expert on financial education, frequently appearing on CNN, CNBC, ABC, and News and Fox Business. He is also quoted in the Walls Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, and others.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31445.mp3 Ren Carlton - Founder of Omega Accelerator and Angel Investor [caption id="attachment_24175" align="alignright" width="150"] Ren Carlton[/caption] Ren Carlton has been recognized as a 40 under 40 by Crain’s Detroit Business, a 30 in their 30s by DBusiness, and as an Entrepreneur of Distinction by Corp! magazine, which also named his firm a Best of Michigan Business. The Small Business Council of America named Dynamic Advisory Solutions a Best of Business. Ren has served on the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants ethics task force, and as a director of the Detroit chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, and the Troy Community Foundation. He actively launches, acquires, grows, and sell businesses and has presented to various groups throughout the United States. He enjoys helping Entrepreneurs pursue bold, fearless goals. Ren’s radio talk show was specifically designed for aspiring Entrepreneurs and established business owners. Business advice, business news, guests (entrepreneurs, executives, and subject-matter experts). He entertains listeners while helping aspiring Entrepreneurs and business owners reach their goals. Ren is one of the Founder of Omega Accelerator which builds early-stage Female-led startups, combining Entrepreneurship and an Environment that encourages women to see Entrepreneurship as a viable career option. [caption id="attachment_23979" align="alignright" width="150"] Mike Lewis[/caption]   Mike Lewis - Investor, Entrepreneur and Author of When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want Mike Lewis is the founder and CEO of the When to Jump platform, which gathers and shares stories of people who made life-changing career decisions to pursue their dream job. The idea of "jumping" came from Mike's own life. At age of 24, he decided to leave a cushy job at Bain Capital to try his hand at becoming a professional squash player. He sought out guidance from other people who had made the leap and the answers he got were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had heard and learned with anyone else from 40+ people who jumped, including "Humans of New York" photographer, the book lays out the "Jump Curve"- the fundamental four steps to finally, wholeheartedly, pursue your dreams.   Sandra Hill - Founder of New Horizen Coaching & Professional Growth Advancement, LLC [caption id="attachment_24182" align="alignright" width="150"] Sandra Hill[/caption] Sandra Hill is a Certified Professional Life Coach providing coaching and career advancement services to individuals, middle school to college age, veterans, aspiring managers and to organizations using a proven coaching model. Sandra is the founder and CEO of New Horizen Coaching & Professional Growth Advancement, LLC. New Horizen provides a catalyst for positive sustained change in specific facets of life so that it can ultimately reach the full potential. New Horizen's  certified professional life coach is in good standing with the International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global coaching organization and professional association for coaches. Sandra handled transition confidence and received a certification of Office of Personnel Management 360 degrees Assessment Facilitator and Certified Professional Life Coach. She also volunteered at Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and Hands on Atlanta.     ...