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, so one friend helped him scrape up enough for a Greyhound bus ticket to Houston. Howard arrived in Houston with 25 cents in his pocket and eventually became a professional waiter. He always wanted to own a business. Howard started his first business using his 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 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
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 David Gibson – Author of Served in Silence: The Struggle to Live Authentically
Mark David Gibson is a Retired US Air Force Captain. Mark 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.