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Will Air on Friday! ALEX BANAYAN - Author of "The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers" [caption id="attachment_25965" align="alignright" width="150"] Alex Banayan[/caption] Alex Banayan is the Author of the book "The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers". The day before his freshman year final exams, Alex hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, is the author of The Third Door (Crown/Penguin Random House, 2018), which chronicles his five-year quest tracking down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, Steven Spielberg, Jane Goodall, Steve Wozniak, Jessica Alba, Larry King, and dozens more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers. Alex has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Business Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30, and been featured in major media including Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, Bloomberg TV, Fox News, and CBS News. An acclaimed keynote speaker, Alex has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world including Apple, Nike, IBM, Dell, MTV, Harvard, and countless others. To connect with Alex and learn more about the Third Door movement, visit ThirdDoorBook.com   Amber Rae - Speaker, Author of Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential and "Guinea Pig for Self-discovery" [caption id="attachment_25967" align="alignright" width="150"] Amber Rae[/caption] Amber Rae is an Author, Speaker, and "Guinea Pig for Self-discovery." Amber's writing blends raw, personal storytelling with psychology, and has reached over millions of people in 195 countries. Amber's public art projects have spread to over twenty countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, and Unilever. Previously, she helped launch six best-selling books as Chief Evangelist of Seth Godin's publishing experiment and started an "accelerator for your life" called The Bold Academy. She's been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Fast Company, BBC, ABC World News, Tim Ferriss's blog, and Forbes. She lives in Brooklyn, New York (and around the world) with her fiancé, Farhad.   Cathryn Marshall - CEO, Simple Fat Burn, Author of Simple Fat Burn: Three Steps To Becoming Fit & Lean,  Speaker, Coach and Director What Women Want Networking [caption id="attachment_25969" align="alignright" width="150"] Cathryn E. Marshall[/caption] Cathryn E. Marshall has been passionate about fitness and personal training for two decades, having trained hundreds of individuals for success. She herself has competed three times in competitions. Cathryn has spent several years managing personal training programs and mentoring personal trainers. As the CEO of Simple Fat Burn, Cathryn Marshall teaches people to get fit fast and make it last. As a motivational speaker, author, and fitness educator, she teaches simple strategies that result in immediate change.  Her true talents are being a catalyst for positive change and in designing fitness programs for results. Cathryn is an avid professional networker an has served on the board of the American Business Women's Association.     ...

Will Air on Wednesday! John Livesay - Keynote Speaker, Author of The Successful Pitch: Conversations about Going from Invisible to Investable [caption id="attachment_25859" align="alignright" width="150"] John Livesay[/caption] John Livesay helps businesses raise money. Specifically, he helps owners perfect their pitches. John is business partners with Judy Robinett in Crack The Funding Code where they help Tech CEOs craft a compelling pitch and then make warm introductions to the right investors! His podcast, The Successful  Pitch, is a must listen! He is the author of The Successful Pitch: Conversations about Going from Invisible to Investable and INC calls him "The Pitch Whisperer."  He has appeared on CBS and FOX TV as the expert on confidence and storytelling.   Nick Craig - President of Authentic Leadership Institute and co-author of Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide [caption id="attachment_25861" align="alignright" width="150"] Nick Craig[/caption] Nick Craig is the Founder and President of the Authentic Leadership Institute. Nick’s insights and approach come from over 25 years of working with top teams, senior leadership programs, executive coaching and architecting results-focused change initiatives. Mid-way through his career, Nick realized that what was least understood, but most needed, was to help senior leaders access their deeper wisdom in challenging times. The last 15 years he has focused on this, resulting in the Authentic Leadership Institute’s ability to integrate the work of Purpose/Authentic Leadership to enable sustainable business results. Nick is the co-author of "From Purpose to Impact" with Scott Snook published by Harvard Business Review (May 2014). He co-authored this year’s updated release of "Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide" with Bill George of Harvard Business School. His work in leadership purpose has been used in corporate and academic settings, including GE, Unilever and Wharton’s Advanced Management Program. His work with Unilever is documented in the HBS Case, "Unilever’s Paul Polman: Developing Global Leaders. " Nick’s work as a Wharton Fellow is documented in Wharton@Work, where his article, "Confidence is an Inside Job", is one of the most requested in the last five years.   Evan Rufrano & Hilary Allen - Up to Us Contest Winner Evan Rufrano and Community Manager of the Up to Us Campus Competition Hilary Allen [caption id="attachment_25862" align="alignright" width="150"] Evan Rufrano[/caption] Evan Rufrano is the leader of the winning team from SUNY College at Westbury, who recently won the sixth annual Up to Us Campus Competition. Evan is not an economic expert, but one of Americas emerging leaders who believe in the importance of taking a nonpartisan approach to solving the pressing issues facing society today, like the national debt. He is a junior at State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury. He is studying politics, economics, and law with a minor in industrial labor relations. Evan is a member of the Honors College, a three-term Student Government Representative and two-term Cabinet member for the SUNY Student Assembly, the largest and most comprehensive state student advocacy group across the nation representing over 600,000 students. Evans teams campaign consisted of an educational Debt Boulevard created with chalk on campus sidewalks, an interactive lecture series with professors in the economic, politics, and law departments, and a debate with four distinguished speakers from across the political spectrum. Hilary Allen is a Senior Associate at Net Impact and Community Manager of the Up to Us Campus Competition. Hilary's involvement in Up to Us began as a Team Leader representing the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, after which she began working as an intern at Net Impact, and subsequently the Community Manager of the national campaign. Hilary leads the weekly training sessions for the campaign leaders and supports 100 teams with their campaign strategy and execution over the course of the year. Hilary holds a bachelors degree in Global Studies and Portuguese. The Up to Us Contest Empowers Young Americans to Act-On and Educate Others About Our Growing National Debt.     ...

Will Air on Monday! Ronan Leonard - Founder of Eccountability [caption id="attachment_25801" align="alignright" width="150"] Ronan Leonard[/caption] Ronan Leonard is the founder of Eccountability. He was driven to create Eccountability, the platform that he so desperately needed with the goal of connecting business owners across the globe, providing accountability and support for a fraction of the cost of what was available on the market. When Ronan looked around for other entrepreneurs like him who constantly work on and not just in their business, he couldn't find many so many. He knew accountability was the key and he became the Mastermind Guy! Prior to this, he ran Australia's largest casino party hire company. Built from 2 tables to over 60 tables, he conducted over 3800+ successful events. His passion and a real willingness to please our customer and to provide a seamless event made him the most trusted casino hire company.   John Mullins - Author of The New Business Road Test: What entrepreneurs and investors should do before launching a lean start-up (5th Edition) [caption id="attachment_25803" align="alignright" width="150"] John Mullins[/caption] John Mullins offers the "done it before" experience of a three-time entrepreneur with the research expertise found among faculty at only a handful of the world's leading business schools. Simply put, John Mullins has practiced what he preaches and has the entrepreneurial scars to prove it. He learned the way most entrepreneurs learn, from both failure and success. John served as Vice President in the early high-growth days at a young company with great clothing stores called Gap; founded Pasta Via International and took it public before market and technological changes took the company down and pioneered chimney-type charcoal starters for American barbecue enthusiasts. From all these experiences and from the extensive research effort that underlies the five editions of this book, John has drawn insights that deliver powerful lessons from which every entrepreneur -- and many investors, for that matter -- can learn. As a member of the entrepreneurship faculty at London Business School, John and his colleagues -- most of whom are successful entrepreneurs in their own right -- develop world-class entrepreneurs and train and provide talent for the venture capital industry. As a result, John is uniquely positioned to have written what he hopes you will find an accessible and eye-opening book. Once you have read this fifth edition, John believes you'll agree that ignoring even one of the seven domains outlined in the book can be a roadmap to entrepreneurial disaster.   James C. Greenwood - President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization [caption id="attachment_25805" align="alignright" width="150"] James C. Greenwood[/caption] James C. Greenwood is President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C. It represents more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. He represented Pennsylvania's Eighth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 1993 through January 2005. A senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he was widely viewed as a leader in healthcare and the environment. James graduated from Dickinson College in 1973 with a BA in Sociology. From 1977 until 1980, he worked as a caseworker with abused and neglected children at the Bucks County Children and Youth Social Service Agency. He is married with three children and resides in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31681.mp3   Ryan Cleckner - Co-founder and President of Mayday Safety [caption id="attachment_25793" align="alignright" width="150"] Ryan Cleckner[/caption] Ryan Cleckner served as a special operations sniper team leader with the U.S. Army's elite 1st Ranger Bn. on multiple combat deployments. Ryan is a graduate of the premier Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC), among other military training courses, and has taught snipers and police sharpshooters from around the world. Ryan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Arizona State University. He had originally pursued medical school and had completed all of his pre-medical requirements, however, as an older student, he decided that he had already had enough sleepless nights in the military and didn’t go to medical school. AS part of his entrepreneurial efforts, Ryan has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to explain complex topics in a simple and digestible way. Ryan is an attorney and has just started a safety company called Mayday.   Brad Deutser - Author of Leading Clarity: The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit, and Performance and the Founder/CEO of Deutser [caption id="attachment_25796" align="alignright" width="150"] Brad Deutser[/caption] Brad Deutser is the founder and CEO of Deutser, an award-winning management consulting firm that works with leaders to create great companies inside and out — in times of transition, growth, and crisis. Brad is a leading business consultant, creative strategist, executive coach, and trusted counselor to CEOs, Board Chairs and top corporate management for high-profile organizations – including numerous Fortune 100 companies and leading nonprofits. He works closely with leaders to help them build great companies inside and out, especially during times of transition and crisis through his unique approach to organizational clarity. Brad is a frequent speaker on achieving clarity, leveraging culture, building sustainable brands from the inside, and managing crisis for advantage. He is active in the nonprofit community, as evidenced by his firm’s recognition from National Philanthropy Day, and serves in leadership and board chair capacities for many organizations including Young Presidents Organization.   Sharon Miller - Head of Small Business at Bank of America [caption id="attachment_25798" align="alignright" width="150"] Sharon Miller[/caption] Sharon Miller is the Head of Small Business at Bank of America. Her team is responsible for delivering business and personal financial solutions to the company’s three million small business owners and entrepreneurs. Sharon’s team of more than 2,500 associates delivers advice and guidance on cash management, business financing, home lending, investments, and retirement. Prior to this role, Miller was Central Division Executive for Financial Center Sales and Merrill Edge® at Bank of America. Miller joined Bank of America in 1996. She started her career as a Financial Advisor in Houston, Texas. She has been an active member of Bank of America’s Diversity Council, has served on Merrill Lynch’s Director Advisory Council to Management and has held numerous market leadership roles across the country. Sharon has held leadership positions in United Way, March of Dimes and Communities in Schools.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31673.mp3   Bo Rinaldi - President and CEO of Unify Earth  [caption id="attachment_25744" align="alignright" width="150"] Bo Rinaldi[/caption] Bo Rinaldi is an entrepreneur, chef, and was co-owner of the acclaimed Blossoming Lotus restaurant in Portland. A proponent of the fantastic benefits of the vegan lifestyle, Bo is the co-owner of VeganFusion.com, CookingHealthyLessons.com, and is the co-author of many top selling books, including Vegan Fusion World Cuisine: Extraordinary Recipes & Timeless Wisdom from the Celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurants and four Complete Idiot's Guides. Bo was one of the founders of the organic food movement in the California Sixties, got involved in the PC Revolution as the VP Marketing for ComputerLand, was the EVP for the largest boutique Software Consulting firm in Silicon Valley, and has always been in the right place at the right time! A social entrepreneur, Bo sits on the Boards of many companies, owns a Retainer based search firm, and has specialized in internet marketing since 1991. Bo has been regarded as the “Jerry Maguire of Silicon Valley” started Unify Earth in April 2018. Unify Earth collaborated to bring their UEX coins to the mainstream. Unify Earth®’s software team has delivered the fundamental upgrades necessary to optimize mining, security and smart contracts, marking the dawn of Blockchain 3.0. Featured in Fast Company, NY Times, Business Week, CNN, MSNBC, Success Magazine and many other media sources for his innovative approach to high-velocity business growth with strategic positioning for lasting success.   Natalie Turner - Founder and CEO of The Entheo Network and co-Founder of Women Who Lead [caption id="attachment_25751" align="alignright" width="150"] Natalie Turner[/caption] Natalie Turner is an author, writer, and speaker in the fields of innovation and leadership development and is the inventor of the 6 'I's® of Innovation. It offers a human-centered approach to innovation, blending design thinking with organizational development and a unique innovation strengths assessment for individuals and teams. She the Founder and CEO of The Entheo Network, and has consulted with some of the world’s leading organizations including Kellogg’s, Singapore Airlines and CISCO Systems, helping them build innovation systems, culture and capabilities as well as generating new ideas to help them grow their teams and businesses. Natalie is also an international speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and an experienced business facilitator, consultant, and innovation coach. Her book, Yes, You Can Innovate: Discover your innovation strengths and develop your creative potential helps discover your innovation strengths and develop your creative potential. She also has a passion for women's leadership development and founded Women Who Lead, a Retreat, Coaching Service and Community for female executives to provide space to grow their leadership potential from a position of grounded strength.        ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31669.mp3   Todd R. Tresidder - Founder of Financial Mentor and Author of "Leverage Equation: How to Work Less, Make More, and Cut 30 Years Off Your Retirement Plan" [caption id="attachment_25738" align="alignright" width="150"] Todd R. Tresidder[/caption] Todd R. Tresidder is the founder of Financial Mentor and Author of "Leverage Equation." Todd's financial writing has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Smart Money Magazine, Investor's Business Daily, Yahoo Finance, Bankrate.com, and more. Todd grew his net worth from less than zero at 23 to the point of financial independence just 12 years later. He is a former hedge fund manager who "retired" at age 35 to become a financial consumer advocate and money coach. He is the host of the Financial Mentor podcast. He writes 9 months out of the year from his home in Reno, Nevada while his kids are in school and plays the rest of the year. In his spare time, he's an outdoor recreational enthusiast with varied interests from backpacking and adventure travel to endurance running and cycling.   Ilona Selke - International best-selling author, seminar leader, lecturer, musician, CEO/co-founder of Living from Vision. [caption id="attachment_25741" align="alignright" width="150"] Ilona Selke[/caption] Ilona Selke is an International best-selling author, seminar leader, lecturer, musician, and CEO/co-founder of Living from Vision. Over 30+ years, Ilona has inspired thousands of people worldwide to discover the power of their consciousness, spiritual mind and create a successful life. Ilona has written four books, produced 25 music & meditation CDs, co-authored two books, one with Brian Tracy and one with Jack Canfield. She has also been a regular guest on A&E and BRAVO TV with Jack Canfield and was a producer and TV show host for the Quantum Living Show on Women's Broadcast TV. Ilona teaches seminars biannually in Germany and Switzerland, and annually in Florida, Bali, and on Hawaii in German and English.   Tina Ketchie - Founder of It's About How You LIVE! [caption id="attachment_26041" align="alignright" width="150"] Tina Ketchie[/caption] After working in the hospice and elder care industry for over 13 years, Tina Ketchie has experienced that most medical professionals do not like talking about end of life care. She offers a 3-hour VIP 1 on 1 training program so doctors can replace fear with comfort and confidence having these difficult conversations. Tina can also come to your hospital or physician practice to educate your medicate team. She is a speaker at conferences, association meetings and events educating both medical professionals and families in need on advance care planning, care giving, long term care services, hospice and end of life care, and grief.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31665.mp3   Michael Tunney - Founder and CEO of KeySmart [caption id="attachment_25687" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Tunney[/caption] Michael Tunney is the founder and CEO of KeySmart, a company that produces Swiss-style key holders that help people get rid of bulky keyrings. Living in a society where most people’s focus is on making money, it’s rare to see someone who has the courage to choose passion over paycheck. In 2013, Michael gave 2 weeks’ notice in his $140,000 a year robotics engineering job. He was tired of spending too much time doing things that weren’t improving his quality of life. Michael decided to embrace his inner desire and started his own entrepreneurial journey-- by quitting his job, selling everything he owned, and living out of his car with just two suitcases of clothes. Michael came up with the idea for KeySmart simply because he was sick of always carrying a bunch of keys that would stab his thigh. After inventing the prototypes and raising nearly $330,000 on Kickstarter, he successfully brought these efficient key-organizing tools to life. And now, besides the basic KeySmart that would save people valuable space and eliminate jingling noises in their pockets, the KeySmart Pro with smart location tracking is also on the market, so no one will ever have to worry about losing the keys again! Despite the success of KeySmart, Michael is still taking a small salary of only $40,000 a year. He puts everything back into product development and business growth, for his happiness comes from being motivated and creating great products that keep customers excited.   Terry Beard - Retail Chain Founder and Author of Squelched: Succeeding in Business and Life by Finding Your Voice [caption id="attachment_25690" align="alignright" width="150"] Terry Beard[/caption] Terry Beard is the founder of Beard Frame Shops and Beards Online Picture Framing. Terry grew Beards Frame Shops from the single store company into a 37-location regional chain with hundreds of employees in the Pacific Northwest competing with national chains. In 1999, Terry merged Beards with NW Framing in Seattle. Terry is actively involved in Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). He serves on the Board of Directors for several local organizations and in October 2015, was the founding charter member of the Portland Rotary Toastmaster Club. During the last 15 years, Terry has been active in a several businesses, and has served on the Boards of Directors for several local companies and organizations, including Goodwill Industries of the Columbia-Willamette, East Portland Rotary Club, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Artisan Dental Labs, The Neil Kelly Company, Attensa, Inc., and recently with Snyder Roofing Co.   Jim DeFelice - Author of West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express  [caption id="attachment_25691" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim DeFelice[/caption] Jim DeFelice is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "American Sniper" and the New York Times bestsellers "American Wife" and "Code Name: Johnny Walker." Jim is the author of "Omar Bradley: General at War," the first in-depth critical biography of America's last five-star general. As a novelist, he has written a number of acclaimed thrillers, including "Leopards Kill," the Rogue Warrior series from Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team 6, and the novels in the Dreamland series with Dale Brown. His new book about the Pony Express tells the most audacious get-rich-quick scheme in American history - an attempt to monopolize freight, transportation, and financial services through half the country. Jim celebrates the legends, separates fact from fiction, and probes the darker side of the Pony in lively, readable style in his new book, "West Like Lightening: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express." Not content to simply troll dusty archives in his research, he traveled the Express route, researching the landscapes as well as the people who inhabited them. (He got lost only once. Well, once and a half...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31662.mp3   Will Herman - Angel Investor and Author of The Startup Playbook: Founder-to-Founder Advice From Two Startup Veterans [caption id="attachment_25679" align="alignright" width="150"] Will Herman[/caption] Will Herman is an active angel investor, corporate director, author and startup mentor. Will was previously a serial entrepreneur, having started 5 companies - mostly successes, but with a couple of miserable failures. Will sold his last company, Innoveda (NASDAQ: INOV), a supplier of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools to Mentor Graphics in 2002. Innoveda was created when Viewlogic, his previous company, did a reverse acquisition of Summit Design, a public company. Will co-founded Viewlogic (NASDAQ: VIEW) in 1984 and left the company in 1992, a year after the company's IPO. He then rejoined the company in 1995 initially as President, then as CEO. Viewlogic Systems was acquired by Synopsys in 1997. One year later, most of the assets acquired by Synopsys were re-purchased by a small team he led via an MBO re-forming Viewlogic as a new private company. During his hiatus from Viewlogic, he was first the President of Scopus Technology, a startup supplier of software automation tools in the customer information systems marketplace. Will later helped create Silerity, a developer of high-performance electronics design tools where he was President and CEO. Silerity was purchased by Viewlogic in 1995, thus completing his great career circle of life. He is currently a director at JumpCloud. Will is also a mentor at TechStars and Bolt and actively advise about a half-dozen individual startups. Previously, Will served as a director of several other public and private companies including, Standing Cloud, Stillsecure, Template Graphics Software, Hall Kinion, Rebar, Lexra, Quintus, Carbon Design, MobileDay, Viewlogic Systems, Innoveda, Silerity, ChannelWave, AccuRev, Bionaut Pharmaceuticals, and Zipix. WOW.   Hilarie Gamm - Author of Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change [caption id="attachment_25631" align="alignright" width="150"] Hilarie Gamm[/caption] Hilarie Gamm has been at the frontlines of America’s high-tech industry. The woman behind the stunning revelations in "Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change" is a nationally recognized leader in technology with both domestic and global exposure. For over two decades, Hilarie has amassed a wide-sweeping professional portfolio at virtually all levels of the tech industry hierarchy – from field work to middle management to executive leadership. Her work experiences include help desks, tech support, web development, mainframes, client servers, cloud computing, testing, and data centers. She has managed IT departments, projects, application development, and client services. She has consulted for large international corporate IT programs, has deployed applications in over 40 countries, and managed multi-lingual offshore teams. So, from help desk to executive suite, her compelling insights provide a lucid glimpse into the transitions, miscalculations, and prevailing vulnerabilities for the American economy. Despite the massive accrued economic damage and the momentum to maintain a harmful status quo, Hilarie remains optimistic that by exposing the crisis, identifying the causes, and then outlining remedies – change is possible. She also believes that it is imperative that American industry embrace the enormous potential of a domestic remote workforce. Hilarie is not her real name!  She is using a pseudonym to protect her career and identity.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31657.mp3   Matthew Sullivan - Founder/CEO of quantmRE and Founder/President of Crowdventure.com [caption id="attachment_25662" align="alignright" width="150"] Matthew Sullivan[/caption] Matthew Sullivan is the founder and president of quantmRE and Crowdventure, LLC. quantmRE will buy a part of your house now so you can use the money for starting a business or a new kitchen.  You repay them when you sell the house, next year or next decade. Crowdventure is a crowdfunding site for real estate. He is also a co-founder and director of the Secured Real Estate Income Fund II and is responsible for the fund’s structure, partnerships, and investor relations. He was also part of Richard Branson's Virgin London Air Ambulance. Matthew went to Westminster School in London, UK and studied Law at Birmingham University before pursuing a career in finance and stockbroking, specializing in the South East Asian markets. In 1997 he chose an entrepreneurial path and founded Europe’s first internet billing application service provider. Since then his career has been focused on finance and technology. He is also the host of the "Hooked on Startups" podcast.   Philip Williams - Huge Successes by Making Small Changes at the Margins, 3-time Inc 5000 CEO and Business Coach, Author of "Walk the Talk" [caption id="attachment_25676" align="alignright" width="150"] Philip Williams[/caption] Philip Williams is the first Chief Executive Officer of hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc. leading it through five consecutive years of 50% growth every year and a “3-peat” in the Inc.5000. Growing up, Philip was like the children of most small business owners. He got a business education at the dinner table while his parents worked through issues like customer service, raising prices, or employee matters in their businesses. After completing his enlistment in the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Program, Philip rose through multiple roles in manufacturing and developed a reputation as someone who brings positive change to businesses by improving processes and using great coaching skills. At one firm, he managed a business unit serving clients with over 1,000,000 sq.ft. of office space. Achieved 98% client retention in an industry where client turnover is typically much higher. Philip worked through the acquisition process with acquirers as large as Schlumberger and with small businesses. He is the Founder of the Small Business Leaders Conclave.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31655.mp3   Dr. Oleg Konovalov - Author of Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business, Organisational Anatomy (Towards the Twenty-First Century Organization),  and Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust [caption id="attachment_25655" align="alignright" width="150"] Oleg Konovalov[/caption] Oleg Konovalov is a management consultant with extensive experience in international business. Operating businesses in the UK, Scandinavia, and Russia has given him a superior understanding of how business works across different cultures and has made him adept at dealing with challenges common and uncommon alike. He is constantly analyzing the market, looking for tiny ripples of a new concept that he can capture or a niche that he can fill. His goal is to share this knowledge and skill with others, wanting readers and clients to be confident in their capabilities, willing and able to get to the next level through improving their understanding and engaging their creativity. Oleg regularly speaks at international conferences and executive master-classes on issues related to organizational performance, effective external relationships, problem-solving, corporate culture, and diagnosing organizational diseases. He consults clients internationally, including private companies and governmental organizations. Oleg earned his doctoral degree from the Durham University Business School and his MBA from the Open University Business School. He is interested in enhancing performance and has pioneered research on organisations’ typology and identified relevant properties, effective structures and roles of external organisational relationships, synergy of functions and organisational metabolism. His concepts have been praised in numerous business media, including Forbes, Small Business Trends, and StartUs Magazine. Oleg is the author of three business books, "Organisational Anatomy," "Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust," and the newest "Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business ."   Jodi-Tatiana Charles - Leadership Coach & Personal Development Expert [caption id="attachment_25656" align="alignright" width="150"] Jodi-Tatiana Charles[/caption] Jodi-Tatiana Charles wears two hats, as "Brandographer ™" and Founder of La Capoise Galerie, a branding, and marketing firm dedicated to educating entrepreneurs, nonprofits and small-business professionals on the importance of growing their personal brands. In her role as the Director of Small and Diverse Business Engagement, she serves as the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s primary point of contact for small and diverse businesses looking to grow their presence in the Greater Boston region. At the Chamber, more than fifty percent of their members are small businesses, and she works to convene, engage and advocate for those members. Via La Capoise Galerie, Charles served as the Media & Community Outreach Coordinator for MassChallenge, where she was responsible for creating and executing marketing, branding and media initiatives and activities. She also served as the Program Director and Marketing Consultant for the Massachusetts Conference for Women and was the Deputy Press Secretary for Governor Mitt Romney. Charles has also produced the award-winning NECN program Newsnight hosted by the late Chet Curtis and Jim Braude, and demonstrated her leadership as WXKS Associate Producer for the legendary radio program "The Matty in the Morning Show," where she was nominated for "Producer of the Year."   Eliza Factor  - Author of Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son  [caption id="attachment_25659" align="alignright" width="150"] Eliza Factor[/caption] Eliza Factor is the author of the acclaimed novels "The Mercury Fountain" and "Love Maps." Eliza and her husband have three children, the eldest of whom is multiply disabled. She is the founder and President of the Board of Extreme Kids & Crew, a non-profit community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts, music and play in Brooklyn. Eliza was named New Yorker of the Week by NY1 in 2012 for creating the city’s first drop in sensory play-space for children with disabilities. She enjoys meeting other writers and readers, lovers of trees, people who live beyond language, and those who cartwheel down corporate corridors when no one is looking.   ...