March 2018

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31542.mp3 Isaac Tolpin - Co-Founder at ConveYour.com [caption id="attachment_24871" align="alignright" width="150"] Isaac Tolpin[/caption] Isaac Tolpin is a tech entrepreneur and futurist at heart, on the mission of humanizing the digital learning experience to equip and fuel change in the world. Isaac has a unique expertise in digital training that comes from extensive experience working with young adults leading a large direct sales organization enabling him to see first hand the changes and challenges in human behavior around technology and learning, executive experience building and leading 32 area managers and an overall leadership team of 120 across two states, co-founded a 43 employee digital publishing company that produced digital training programs for top-tier influencers used for Corporate employee training and online marketing, an influencer in the digital training world, writing articles, many meetings with mainstream publishing companies, universities, large MOOCs, influencers and companies on overcoming the poor engagement challenges of digital training, and Co-founded the tech company Throwing Boulders in 2001 with Stephen Rhyne, that launched its most important product ConveYour.com in 2016 that's disrupting the digital training world. Isaac brings a visionary mindset to his family by creating a legacy raising and educating their seven children with his wife. He refuses to waste his life achieving the world's definition of success that leaves so many feeling empty, but instead deeply cares about making a difference in the world through the projects he involved with, those he served, and the family Isaac lead.   Rick Snyder - CEO of Three Hats, Author, Speaker, Trainer, and Coach [caption id="attachment_24873" align="alignright" width="150"] Rick Snyder[/caption] Rick Snyder develops intuitive intelligence on teams for more effective communication, engagement, profitability and innovative success. A prolific writer, Rick can have an intelligent conversation with you about business and professional growth. Rick is the CEO of Three Hats, an international consulting firm that builds high-performance environments in small and mid-size businesses. He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Invisible Edge: How Companies Use Intuition to Jump Ahead (Red Wheel/Weiser; January 2019) which shows us how to apply intuitive skills into every corner of business for more effective communication, rapid decision-making, leadership and innovation. Rick has launched three businesses and is an expert in training others how to utilize the process of bringing intuition into an effective business plan and company culture. His breakthrough strategies have been implemented by executives and businesses in Europe, Canada, Asia and America. Since 2015, Rick has lived in France, and travels extensively for work and leisure. A martial arts enthusiast, Rick uses this background to hone communications and business techniques with individuals and teams. A debut author, Rick has written for Training Industry Magazine and featured in FierceCEO.   Michael Dinich - Advisor at Your Money Matters and Founder of Your Money Geek [caption id="attachment_24878" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Dinich[/caption] Michael Dinich has been in the financial service and insurance for nearly 20 years. Michael believes that dollars are not just money, they represent moments that you traded for a better future. After serving in the Army, Michael decided to help hardworking people get the retirement they deserve. Michael has been quoted in The Street, MSN Money, U.S. News, Experian and other publications. Michael is an advisor who works for Your Money Matters, an organization based in Sayre. Pennsylvania which specializes in retirement planning. Michael providing his clients with confidence and security to enjoy retirement is my life's mission. Working with clients, they develop a plan to maximize social security and pension benefits. Additionally, for clients looking to retire before age 65, they assist in helping them secure cost-effective health insurance.     ...

Will Air on Wednesday! Joe Sirimarco - Founder of XYZBuys.com and Author of Money Making Ideas: The Best Money Making Opportunities Using Little or No Money [caption id="attachment_24928" align="alignright" width="148"] Joe Sirimarco[/caption] Joe Sirimarco is the Founder of XYZBuys.com. He was born into an Italian entrepreneurial family. At the young age of 8 years old, he learned the fine art of marketing and sales while delivering business fliers on his bicycle for his grandfather's diner. Because of Joe's superb promotional and marketing skills, throughout the years he has helped to raise much-needed funds for charitable organizations and local fire and police associations. Joe's extraordinary fundraising talent has raised millions of dollars for such groups as the National Epilepsy Association, the National Autistic Society, and for law enforcement entities as well. Joe started what became the largest maid service business in Atlant, Georgia, donning a full-page write-up in the Atlanta Journal's business section entitled "Menmaids, not Mermaids" at the age of 24 years old. XYZBuys.com a one-stop online shopping mall offering customers over 2.5 million products along with 200+ affiliates where buyers can shop their favorite stores with a cash back incentives. Whether it's products or services XYZBuys.com will have it. Joe has created for the first time ever experienced, an online shopping marketplace that has the easiest comprehensive affiliate network program and the most generous compensation plan for its affiliates.   Eric Kish - Turnaround CEO, Speaker & Author of Everyday Turnaround: The Art and Science of Daily Business Transformation [caption id="attachment_24953" align="alignright" width="150"] Eric Kish[/caption] Eric Kish is a Turnaround CEO with 20 years of experience in transforming organizations at various levels of distress. Eric led 12 turnarounds and scaled organizations from millions to billions in revenue and valuation. Throughout his life and career, Eric has lived and worked in the 11 countries and speaks 6 languages fluently. He is an active member of the Association of Interim Executives and currently runs or advises on turnarounds. Eric is the founder and Managing Parnter of Kish & Partners Consulting, a firm dedicated to teaching and helping clients implement the principles of the Everyday Turnaround method.   Jeff Piersall - Co-founder of SCB Marketing, National Speaker, Coach, and Author of Dogs Don’t Bark at Parked Cars: Your GPS in an Era of Hyper-Change [caption id="attachment_24955" align="alignright" width="150"] Jeff Piersall[/caption] Jeff Piersall is the CEO and Founder of SCB Marketing, is a proven leader in all endeavors of his life having positively affected thousands of people throughout his career. Jeff is a former award-winning college basketball coach. He inspires, motivates, and celebrates entrepreneurs and leaders by connecting business communities through his four business and lifestyle journals, along with numerous specialty publications. He volunteers as Chairman of the Board for No Limits Academy, a Christian based school for children with brain injuries, and a member of Executive Committee for GrowFL, an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. Jeff acts as the emcee and keynote speaker for several organizations including Junior Achievement of the Space Coast and the Florida Economic Development Council state conference.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31531.mp3 Howard Partridge - Author of The Power of Community: How Phenomenal Leaders Inspire their Teams, Wow their Customers, and Make Bigger Profits [caption id="attachment_24855" align="alignright" width="150"] Howard Partridge[/caption] Howard Partridge grew up very poor in Mobile, Alabama. When he was 18 years old, he got a fight with his step dad and got kicked out of the house. Howard had no money at that time, one friend helped him scrape up enough for a Greyhound bus ticket to Houston where his real dad lived there. Howard arrived in Houston with 25 cents in his pocket and eventually became a professional waiter. He always wanted to own a business. Howard has always been an entrepreneur at heart but he still had no money. Howard Started his first business using their wedding money. After struggling for several years, He managed to turn that business into a success and then began coaching other business owners. Howard has over 300 coaching members in 9 countries and he serves as director of the training operation at Ziglar, Inc. leading 260 certified trainers.   Dr. John P. Hayes - Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership, Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Director, Titus Center for Franchising, and Advisor to Franchisors & Franchisees [caption id="attachment_24858" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. John Hayes[/caption] Dr. John P. Hayes is one of the world's Bestselling authors and speakers on the topic of franchising. Within days of publication, Dr. John's franchise eBooks climb to #1 bestsellers in their categories on Amazon. He is not just a writer and speaker. Dr. John earned a Franchising Hat Trick as franchisees and Franchisors trust him and listen to him. He is the Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership. Dr. John teaches franchising to college students who seek a career in franchising, people who want to buy a franchise, business owners who want to franchise a business, and Certified Franchise Executives.   Mark Gibson - Retired U.S Air Force Captain [caption id="attachment_24861" align="alignright" width="150"] Mark Gibson[/caption] Mark Gibson is a Retired US Air Force Captain Mark David Gibson makes his debut as an author with his memoir, Served in Silence. Join Mark as he takes you on a journey before, during, and after the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Mark will take you through his life story of shame and secrecy to presently living a fulfilling life complete with love and authenticity. "Served in Silence" speaks to the heart of anyone who is struggling to live authentically, and aims to inspire readers to be brave and live their authentic truth. Just a small town boy from upstate New York, the best was yet to come. Retired U.S. Air Force Captain Mark David Gibson, like many other young people lost and searching, joined the military as a “ticket out” to find himself and see the world. The strict structure of the military was the perfect solution for harnessing this young person’s scattered energy, poor life choices, and dangerous decisions.  Despite a life foundation built on shifting sands of denial, secrecy, shame, and guilt, Mark found a place to call home in the Air Force. Long before the official “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, it was an unwritten rule invented and perfected as the accepted way of life for young Mark.Gibson, a twenty-year, highly decorated war veteran served ten years enlisted, took an educational break in service, and then served ten more years as a Public Affairs Officer. He deployed multiple times to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31525.mp3 Jason McDonald - Senior SEO and Social Media Director at JM Internet Group and Author of Social Media Marketing Workbook: 2018 Edition - How to Use Social Media for Business [caption id="attachment_25067" align="alignright" width="150"] Jason McDonald[/caption] Jason McDonald teaches business owners the art and science of getting anything to the top of search engines. Director of the JM Internet Group, this brilliant SEO & Digital Marketing expert, is author to the popular Amazon best-seller digital marketing books - "SEO Fitness Workbook," "Social Media Marketing Workbook," and "AdWords Workbook." His SEO book has 554 reviews and his Social Media book has 213 reviews, both insane numbers! In 1994, before digital marketing was even a thing, Jason started his own technology blog, reaching over 50,000 subscribers within the embedded systems engineering community, worldwide. Today, through teaching digital marketing courses and corporate workshops, Jason pursues his passion of taking complex topics and making them easy to understand and practical for small business marketers.   Chris Cooper - Two-Brain Founder, Gym Owner and Author of Two-Brain Business: Grow Your Gym (Volume 1) [caption id="attachment_24838" align="alignright" width="150"] Chris Cooper[/caption] Chris Cooper is the owner of CrossFit Catalyst and IgniteGym, as well as several small businesses. When Catalyst ran into trouble in 2008, Chris borrowed money to hire a mentor and began recording everything he learned on his first blog. He compiled the best blog posts into his first book - "Two-Brain-Business" - which has gone on to become the bestselling fitness business book of all time. He began mentoring gyms in early 2012. Soon after, Chris was invited to work as a journalist for CrossFit, Inc. for a year and he began traveling around the world on the CrossFit for Hope and other projects. In 2015, Chris focused on writing two other books, "Two-Brain Business 2.0" and "Help First." In 2016, he launched TwoBrainBusiness.com and TwoBrainCoaching.com to focus on his two passions: building better entrepreneurs and training better coaches.   Susan Peppercorn - Career Management Coach, Personal Branding Strategist, Bestselling Author of Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career [caption id="attachment_24841" align="alignright" width="150"] Susan Peppercorn[/caption] Susan Peppercorn specializes in working with individuals in career transition who find themselves at a crossroads either through circumstance or choice. She also develops training for organizations to help them create higher levels of employee engagement and productivity. Her coaching and workshops are based on the principles of Positive Psychology, a research-driven branch of social science that studies how the resilient, creative and fulfilling aspects of behavior can be learned and used. Prior to becoming a coach, she spent 20 years in business development and marketing in high technology and higher education where the seeds of my fascination with thriving work environments.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31524.mp3 Tanya Hall - CEO of Greenleaf Book Group [caption id="attachment_24812" align="alignright" width="150"] Tanya Hall[/caption] Tanya Hall is the Chief Executive Officer of Greenleaf Book Group. As the CEO, she drives Greenleaf's growth efforts and fosters a culture built around serving authors. Prior to her current role, Tanya worked directly with Greenleaf's authors to develop publishing strategies including multiple New York Times bestsellers, spread-headed growth strategies including Greenleaf's ebook program and the River Grove digital-first imprint, and built Greenleaf's distribution organization, working directly with retailers and wholesalers to develop one of the fastest growing distribution businesses in the industry. Before joining the publishing industry, Tanya worked in digital media and as a television producer for Extra! and E! Cable Networks.   David Rosen - Associate Broker at Douglas Elliman Real Estate [caption id="attachment_24789" align="alignright" width="150"] David Rosen[/caption] David Rosen is an Associate Broker and Douglas Elliman Real Estate. David's team was recognized as one of the Top 5 Teams in TriBeca in 2017 and among the Top 20 Teams in Douglas Elliman multiple times. David's team made over 1,000 sales and $900M in lifetime sales. David is committed to ensuring your success. With 14 years of highly focused experience in home sales, attention to detail is a priority. That includes assembling the team to prepare and stage a property, and it also means being tuned-in to the emotional experience a client is going through during an important transaction. As a part of Elliman's Rubin Team from 2011 - 2015, David contributed his part in being one of the Top Three Teams by overall transactions, top 10 in commissioned income, and part of the Top 100 Teams in the Nation according to the Wall Street Journal. He has been part of more than 300 closed transactions throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens. His clients include executives & employees of many national and global corporations with a local presence in New York City, and he is proud to provide an excellent level of service.   Roy Barker - Business Advisory Service Specializing in Senior Living Operation and Employee Retention [caption id="attachment_24833" align="alignright" width="150"] Roy Barker[/caption] Roy Barker has spent his career working with businesses of all types to improve their sales and marketing strategies. He believes that any company can improve their financial position through expense management, managing, employee turnover, and operational efficiencies. His Texas based organization specializes in operation analysis, marketing development, and investment advisory services. His other areas of expertise include processed-based efficiency, employee turnover analysis, and employee retention strategies. Roy has some great information to share about how to recruit, retain, and ensure that the employees a business hires are providing quality to customers. He  provides some actionable advice that will benefit businesses of all sizes and types. Roy is also a former rodeo bull rider!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31520.mp3 Soon Yu - Author of Iconic Advantage®: Don’t Chase the New, Innovate the Old [caption id="attachment_24746" align="alignright" width="150"] Soon Yu[/caption] Soon Yu is an international speaker and author on innovation and design. He most recently served as the Global VP of Innovation and Officer at VF Corporation, parent organization to over thirty global apparel companies, including The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Nautica, and Wrangler. Soon has been a founder and CEO for numerous venture-backed startups and was recognized as a Northern California finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. Prior to this, he worked at Bain and Company, The Clorox Company, and Chiquita Brands, where he won company-wide awards for best advertising, best promotion, and best new product, and gained industry recognition from the Webby Award, Favorite Website Award, and Dope Award.   Craig Zahler - Film Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Novelist and Musician [caption id="attachment_24850" align="alignright" width="150"] Craig Zahler[/caption] Craig Zahler is an award-winning screenwriter, director, novelist, cinematographer, and musician. He wrote, directed and co-composed the score for the 2015 film Bone Tomahawk, an Independent Spirit Award-nominated picture. Craig's second feature film as writer, director, and co-composer was Brawl in Cell Block 99, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and went on to critical acclaim from screenings at Toronto, Fantastic Fest, and many more festivals. His debut noir western novel, A Congregation of Jackals, was nominated for The Spur Award by the Western Writers of America and The Peacekeeper by the Western Fictioneers. Corpus Chrome, Inc., A Congregation of Jackals and Mean Business on North Ganson Street all received starred reviews for excellence in Booklist. Deadline and Variety recently reported that film rights for HUG CHICKENPENNY have already been snapped up by The Jim Henson Company (Dark Crystal, Labyrinth), which is coming on board to produce Zahler’s movie adaptation. The designers at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will work closely with Zahler to create and build the animatronic puppet versions of the titular character “Hug.”     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31517.mp3 Mark Galvin - CEO, Founder of ePresence, ePublicist, Profile Writer, LinkedIn SEO, Consultant, Speaker, Travel Consultant [caption id="attachment_24805" align="alignright" width="150"] Mark Galvin[/caption] Mark Galvin is a CEO and Founder of ePresence, LLC. He is a personal social media expert with 30 years of business management and hotel industry experience. Mark specializes in blending technology, marketing, networking and social branding. Over the course of his hospitality career, he focused on developing leaders, sales people, and strategic visions. Mark is frequently called on as a commentator on key issues. He serves as the social media expert for WSB's "Lenz on Business" radio show and has also been a guest on numerous podcasts. He hosts "How's Your ePresence?" on BusinessRadioX where he offers thoughts on trending topics in social media. Mark also speaks extensively on the role of social media in today's political environment. He is committed to keeping the internet safe for younger users and speaks to the parent regarding social media use among teens.   Sally Boyle - Principal Adviser of SJ Boyle Wealth Planning, LLC and Author of Deconstructing Divorce: Taking the Mystery out of Divorce and Its Impact on Your Family, Finances, and Future [caption id="attachment_24760" align="alignright" width="150"] Sally Boyle[/caption] Sally Boyle is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who has provided financial planning and business advice for over 30 years. She is Principal of SJ Boyle Wealth Planning LLC in Hanover, New Hampshire. Sally had her own difficult and unexpected divorce, and she committed her life's work to helping others in similar situations. SJ Boyle Wealth Planning, LLC work as a personal financial advisor to families and helps them coordinate every aspect of their financial affairs including their educational, investment, retirement, and estate planning. As a Registered Investment Advisor, they work in a fiduciary capacity serving their clients' best interests first.   Liz Theresa - Online Business Expert, Web Designer, and Host of the Liz on Biz with Liz Theresa Podcast [caption id="attachment_24808" align="alignright" width="150"] Liz Theresa[/caption] Liz Theresa is an Online Business Expert. She is a lover of entrepreneurs. Liz's mission is to make her clients proud of their businesses. Liz takes them from "Concept" to "Creation." She is the founder of Concept to Creation, her flagship program in which she blends her role as both a strategist and designer or developer for her clients. The end goal of the Concept and Creation program is to help her clients bring their ideas to life online in the form of a website. Liz was recently a featured woman business owner in WE USA and has also been credited in Business News Daily and CEO Blog Nation. She published an article, "How to get Divorced and not want to Die," in Elephant Journal.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31512.mp3 Rennie Curran - Speaker, Certified Personal Development Coach, Brand Ambassador, Board Member, Former Pro Athelete, and Author of What Does It Take To Be A Star? [caption id="attachment_24770" align="alignright" width="150"] Rennie Curran[/caption] Rennie Curran is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, musician, and American football linebacker. As a speaker, he delivers workshops and keynote presentations on personal development topics such as leadership, peak performance, personal branding, and overcoming adversity. Rennie is also a CEO of GameChanger Coaching and a Certified Personal Development Coach. He helps athletes and business professionals reach their fullest potential by delivering workshops and private coaching. Rennie recently published his first children's book entitled "What Does It Take To Be A Star?" This book teaches about the importance of having a growth mindset, leadership, and character development. Rennie was selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, spent some time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, and joined the Edmonton Eskimos in 2013, racking up a whopping 70 tackles in the 2013 season. Rennie is both an athletic powerhouse and a determined individual whose prosperity continues to invigorate countless audiences. His drive both on and off the field is a testament to his continuous passion for life.   Satya Kothimangalam - Founder, Brand Strategist and Copywriter at ZAG Studios. [caption id="attachment_24630" align="alignright" width="150"] Satya[/caption] Satya Kothimangalam is the Founder of ZAG Studios. She's a complete sparkplug (full of energy, strong-minded entrepreneur and offers a unique service called productizing your services). ZAG is a brand strategy and copy studio for service businesses who want to defy convention and make more moolah, quickly. Clients work with ZAG on 3-hour marketing intensives, designed to help them discover and embody their inner badass and create offerings that stand out, sell out and pay handsomely. Based on the brand brief created during the intensive, ZAG helps clients craft unique messages that grab attention, open wallets and woo the hearts of customers in just 1 week. Her work has been featured in Inc, Women 2.0, Digital Marketing Summit Asia, Business Daily, Medium, and YourStory.   Dr. Samuel Culbert - UCLA Professor and Author of Good People, Bad Managers: How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions [caption id="attachment_24651" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Samuel Culbert[/caption] Dr. Samuel A. Culbert is an award-winning author, researcher and full-time, tenured professor, at UCLA. His laboratory is the world of work where he puts conventional managerial assumptions under a microscope to uncover and replace dysfunctional practices. Dr. Samuel has developed a blunt yet sensitive way of framing situations that allows for all parties to engage in open, non-judgemental discussions. He believes you must lay bare ALL the forces that drive people's opinions and actions, including subjective, self-interested and political biases. Dr. Culbert has spent a career perfecting the skills and style that illicit such straight-talk. He is a winner of a McKinsey Award for an article published in the Harvard Business Review, is a frequent contributor to management journals and has authored numerous chapters in leading management-related books. His clients include diverse representation to the private and public sectors: small companies and members of Fortunes 500, international and U.S. governmental agencies, privately funded and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Culbert has been around and gets what's happening. His unconventional views have received a good deal of press, both in the U.S. and overseas.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31508.mp3 Ryan Ràfols - Founder & CEO at Newchip [caption id="attachment_24612" align="alignright" width="150"] Ryan Ràfols[/caption] Ryan Ràfols is the founder and CEO of Newchip, a FinTech marketplace that is reinventing the global investment landscape. They bring new investment opportunities in emerging startups, real estate projects, and Pre-IPO companies to everyday Americans starting as low as $100. Utilizing machine learning, they cut through the noise to connect their users to investment opportunities based on their interest and preferences. In his early age he joined the U.S. Army where he served as soldier and missile defense engineer. Ryan has been honored and recognized by non-profits, Congressmen, Senators, and U.S. Presidents. After he left the service, Ryan switched gears to pursue his interest in serving again in the civilian sector. He lobbied for disabled veterans programs at the capital as well as was appointed to serve in a number of Austin Government roles to includes City Commissioner, Director of the University of Texas City Relations Agency, member of the Board of Directions for University Area Business Partners, and a member of the Mayor's Task Force. He developed the concept and built the team that would become Campus Watch, a safety app for colleges and universities that uses emerging technology to drastically reduce the response time by campus and city police departments after the tragedy occurred on the UT Campus. Newchip was born out of the passion for investment finance and waiting to help entrepreneurs raise funding. Newchip promotes positive community and social entrepreneurship and has a goal to re-invest 10% of its profits back into entrepreneurs in the developing world. Newchip was ranked in the Top 50 out of 1000 startups from 67 countries, currently has 35% market share and tracking for 75% by end of quarter, and ranked #1 for Startup Investing in the App Store.   Jane Mosbacher Morris - Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET [caption id="attachment_24655" align="alignright" width="150"] Jane Mosbacher Morris[/caption] Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a socially-inspired business connecting ethical producers around the world with consumers and businesses seeking to make a social impact. TO THE MARKET works with large corporations such as Macy's, Levi's, Capital One, UBS, Experian, General Mills, and many more. She previously served as the Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership, where she managed the Institutes anti-human trafficking program. She currently serves on the Institute of Human Trafficking Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Institute, Jane worked in the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues. She has traveled, written, and spoken broadly on issues ranging from business and social impact to peace and security. Her written work has been published on platforms ranging from the National Defense University to Refinery29.com. Jane is the author of the forthcoming Penguin RandomHouse book, "Buy the Change You Want to See: Harnessing Your Purchasing Power for Good."   Dr. Thelma Reese - Founder of ElderChicks.com and Author of The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities [caption id="attachment_24660" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Thelma Reese[/caption] Thelma Reese, Ed. D., retired professor of English and of Education, created the Advisory Council for Hooked on Phonics and was its spokesperson in the '90's. In that role, and as director of the Mayor's Commission on Literacy for the City of Philadelphia, she appeared frequently on television and hosted a cable show in Philadelphia. She was a founder of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, chaired the Board of Children’s Literacy Initiative, and organized the World Symposium on Family Literacy at UNESCO in Paris in 1994. She is co-author of "The New SeniorWoman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life" (Rowman & Littlefield). Together with her co-author, she created the blog, ElderChicks.com which continues to publish the thoughts and opinions of older women and other interested readers. Their published essays may be found on ElderEssays.com. Thelma appears monthly on Rick Toquigny’s blogcast, Life Lessons Radio.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31503.mp3 Tarek Morshed - Austin Platinum 50 Realtor, Entrepreneur, Luxury Specialist and Market Trends Expert [caption id="attachment_24637" align="alignright" width="150"] Tarek Morshed[/caption] Tarek Morshed is an Austin Platinum Top 50 Realtor and purpose-driven entrepreneur. One of Sotheby's market leaders, Tarek represents clients buying and selling premiere residential real estate in Central Texas. He works by referral only, and operates as a strategic advisor to his clients, delivering proprietary market analysis and forecasting. His primary market consists of business and community leaders, influencers, high-income earners, and entrepreneurs. Most of his new clients are referred to him by existing clients, who all experience the greatest benefit from his varied skill sets in real estate. Through listening, he learns. And by learning, Tarek was able to craft a strategy around their unique needs and mindset. He wants clients to feel confident in the "real estate aspects" of their lives and consider him as their secret weapon. In addition, Tarek is a partner at GroundFloor Development, which specializes and focuses on building well-conceived urban multifamily housing communities and mixed-use developments to serve and accommodate the growing demand for metropolitan living.   Dr. Cristal Glangchai - Founder of VentureLab and Author of VentureGirls: Raising Girls to Be Tomorrow's Leaders [caption id="attachment_24617" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Cristal Glangchai[/caption] Dr. Cristal Glangchai is a scientist, entrepreneur, and adventurer. Her passion is igniting the entrepreneurial spirit in young girls and inspiring next-generation creative leaders and entrepreneurs. Dr. Cristal is on a mission to develop the next generation of creative leaders and entrepreneurs. Dr. Cristal founded VentureLab to provide an opportunity for kids, especially girls, to learn about the STEM fields and to apply those concepts to create new products and companies. VentureLab was such a success in connecting STEM with entrepreneurship that it has since added programs for boys to learn as well. She speaks about the importance of getting children involved in the STEM at the young age and how science technology education helps to shape an entrepreneurial mindset in kids.   John M. Hawkins - Leader, Technologist, Coach and Author of Coached to Greatness: Unlock Your Full Potential with Limitless Growth [caption id="attachment_24573" align="alignright" width="150"] John M. Hawkins[/caption] John M. Hawkins is an author, coach, and leader. He is the author of three books: "Coached to Greatness," "Building a Strategic Plan for Your Life" and "Business and Affinity." He is currently a Sr. Director at SAP SuccessFactors. John has helped companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, leverage technology in their business. John is a glass-half-full type who is passionate about writing, helping others and giving back to the community. Before SuccessFactors, John was a Vice President of Marketing and Communications for an 'Edge' computing company. Before that, he had roles leading services, enablement, training, and technology leadership. John has over 20+ years consulting to fortune 25-500+ companies.   ...