June 27, 2017 – iTrekkers’ Tom Mulliez, Career Catapult Roopa Unnikrishnan & Rich Bitch Nicole Lapin

Tom Mulliez – Founder and CEO of iTREKKERS

Tom Mulliez

Tom Mulliez

Tom is a father, husband, entrepreneur, and the visionary behind iTREKKERS. Tom founded the company in 2014 after realizing that bringing together vetted professional captains and guides on one platform would help guarantee everyone a better experience in the outdoors. iTREKKERS is a combination of Tom’s desires to share his love of nature and to simplify the process of booking guided outdoor activities. His mission is threefold: to get people to experience the outdoors through iTREKKERS; to help people get outdoors, period, by providing useful tips and referrals; and to educate people about the outdoors and ways to be mindful. Tom, who earned a Bachelor in Commerce from Canada’s McGill University and an MBA in marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University, was raised between his hometown of Roubaix, France, and a small town near Atlanta. His love of nature is derived from early memories of camping in the Georgia mountains with his father. For Tom, the only passion greater than a love of the outdoors is his love of family. Tom and his wife often spend time outdoors camping, at the beach, or on their boat with their three young children.
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Roopa Unnikrishnan – Author of The Career Catapult

Roopa Unnikrishnan

Roopa Unnikrishnan

WINNER OF THE INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD! Roopa Unnikrishnan bases her books on her research and experience in the business world – where she has been a master coach, an innovation consultant and strategist. A Rhodes scholar who completed both an MPhil in Economic and Social History and an M.B.A. at the University of Oxford, Unnikrishnan also has a varied extracurricular life, being both a published poet and a world-class athlete in sports riflery. She has captained an Oxford University team and won many medals for her nation in the International arena. In 1999, she received the Arjuna Award from the President of India for her sporting achievements. Roopa Unnikrishnan builds on almost two decades of experience in roles where she has seeded and driven change and innovation in several Fortune 500 companies. Roopa has worked with Consumer Goods, Education and Technology clients, helping them establish and improve key processes around strategic planning, innovation space identification and idea development. Current clients include Estee Lauder,Johnson & Johnson, Harman Kardon, New York Presbyterian Hospitals, among others. Roopa started her career with seven years in consulting at Katzenbach Partners LLC (KPL), a New York consultancy where she was part of the early start-up team (1999-2006). Roopa progressed to be Practice Lead, Outsourcing, specializing in issues dealing with strategy development and managing people and innovative technology. Her financial services experience covers credit cards and asset management, as the strategy director at one of Citibank’s CitiCards (2006 -2007), and in her time at BlackRock responsible for strategic people efforts in the sales and marketing divisions (2012). Roopa was with Pfizer Inc. for five years, with stints as VP, Corporate Strategy and Global Head of Pfizer’s worldwide talent and organizational team for Sales (2007-2012)
Roopa Unnikrishan

 

Nicole Lapin – “Rich Bitch,” Finance Expert

Nicole Lapin

Nicole Lapin

Nicole Lapin is the only finance expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand. She got her start in finance at age eighteen, reporting from the floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade for First Business Network. She went on to become the youngest anchor ever at CNN and then to claim the same title at CNBC, where she anchored the only global finance show on the network, Worldwide Exchange, while contributing financial reports to MSNBC and Today. Nicole has also served as a business anchor and correspondent for Bloomberg Television. She is a special money correspondent for The Insider and The Wendy Williams Show, as well as the host of her own show, I’ll Never Forget My First. Nicole is the creator of CASHTM, the first ever smartwatch for tracking your expenses throughout the day. She is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®). Nicole graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of her class at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
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June 26, 2017 – Leadership Mentor Hanz Finzel, Double Forte Lee Caraher & Exposure Ninja Tim Cameron-Kitchen

Hans Finzel – Leadership Mentor, Author, Speaker

Hans Finzel

Hans Finzel

Hans Finzel is a successful author, mentor, speaker and trusted authority in the field of leadership. Hans has trained leaders internationally on five continents. He and Donna founded HDLeaders in 2012 where he serves as President.  Prior to that, Hans completed twenty years as President and CEO of international non-profit WorldVenture. Hans and his wife Donna spent ten years living in Vienna, Austria while training leaders throughout Eastern Europe behind the Iron Curtain before the fall of communism. He has an earned doctorate in the field of leadership from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies.  He has served on the Board of Trustees of Columbia International University (CIU.EDU) for twenty years. Hans is host of “The Leadership Answer Man” Podcast. He is the author of ten books, including his bestseller The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make(David C Cook) and his newest release Top Ten Ways To Be A Great Leader (David C. Cook). His books have been published in over twenty foreign languages.
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Lee Caraher – CEO of Double Forte, Keynote Speaker, Author

Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher

Lee McEnany Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a successful national public relations, content marketing and social media firm. Based in San Francisco with offices in New York and Boston, Double Forte works with beloved consumer, technology and wine brands. She is a highly sought-after communications expert known for her business acumen and insights (and her big laugh). Lee is also an acclaimed author and speaker in the domain of helping organizations across the country successfully create high performing, positive workplaces. She became an expert in this arena after operating her own company and leading large divisions in other companies. She started Double Forte in 2002 determined to create a culture that fully supports its talent, even when they choose to move on. After failing miserably at retaining Millennials, Double Forte went back to the beginning and created a culture where all generations thrive; as a result, turnover is low, and when employees do leave, overwhelmingly they stay loyal to the firm – sometimes even returning. With her foundational work, Lee shows leaders how to create the best possible workplace culture so their employees will stay longer than they intend, and when they do leave, advocate for the company, defining a new loyalty contract and a new model of business sustainability. Her first book: Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work (Routledge, 2014). Her second book: The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees (Even After They Leave) (Routledge, 2017).
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Tim Cameron-Kitchen – Head Ninja at Exposure Ninja

Tim Cameron Kitchen

Tim Cameron Kitchen

Online Marketing Expert and founder of Exposure Ninja, Tim Kitchen has five bestselling books to his name including Europe’s Bestselling SEO book, How to Get to the Top of Google. In his role as Head Ninja at Exposure Ninja, Tim and the 45-strong team work and consult with more than 800 businesses a year in every imaginable market around the world. The company has become known for providing Enterprise level websites and digital marketing to small and medium sized businesses around the world. Tim also runs MarketingU, where he teaches small businesses to market themselves online over at http://marketingu.ninja Based in Nottingham, UK, Tim plays drums in his spare time. His band recently won French TV show ‘The Cover’ where 1 million viewers voted them the world’s best covers band. When not marketing and drumming, Tim spends time with his wife Katie at the gym and clearing up the destruction from their two kittens Ninja and Samurai.
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June 23, 2017 – “Dr. Love” Paul Zak, Neuromarketer Chris Dayley & Freelancer Jason Montoya

Paul Zak

Paul Zak

Dr. Paul Zak – Neuroeconomist, Scientist, Speaker, Entrepreneur 

Paul’s two decades of research have taken him from the Pentagon to Fortune 50 boardrooms to the rain forest of Papua New Guinea. All this in a quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection, human happiness, and effective teamwork. His academic lab and companies he has started develop and deploy neuroscience technologies to solve real problems faced by real people. His latest book, Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performance Companies, uses neuroscience to measure and manage organizational cultures to inspire teamwork and accelerate business outcomes. His 2012 book, The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity, recounted his unlikely discovery of the neurochemical oxytocin as the key driver of trust, love, and morality that distinguish our humanity. Here are his specs: Paul is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from San Diego State University, a Ph.D. in economics from University of Pennsylvania, and post-doctoral training in neuroimaging from Harvard. Paul’s research on oxytocin and relationships has earned him the nickname “Dr. Love.” That’s cool. He’s all about adding more love to the world.
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Chris Dayley – Neuromarketer, A/B Tester, CRO Speaker & Evangelist, VP of Disruptive Advertising

Chris Dayley

Chris Dayley

Chris Dayley lives and breathes internet marketing. Conversion rate testing and optimization are his passion and area of expertise. His company has created innovative testing programs for businesses, with a tried and proven process for evaluating and executing high-impact tests. Chris is also an avid CRO speaker, having spoken at many conferences, events, and corporate trainings. He is the VP of Testing & Site Optimization at Disruptive Advertising, a company built on creating results-based relationships with clients through humble and hungry strategists at the top of their game.
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Jason Montoya – Communication Specialist Freelancer, Author of Path of the Freelancer

Jason Montoya

Jason Montoya

Now a full-time freelancer, Jason Montoya originally moved to Atlanta in 2005 with his wife, Cait. He attempted to make an animated feature film, launched a political news website, graduated in 2008 from the Art Institute Of Atlanta, and owned a marketing agency for seven years. He’s also one of the three originators of IDEMA, a framework for capturing and sustaining ideas, and the author of a parable titled The Island Story. In his journey, he has personally experienced and seen others experience the life of surviving in isolation. In his times of need, others helped and inspired him when he needed it. As a result, his personal aim is to inspire others to a place of thriving and togetherness. What does Thriving Together mean for Jason? It means living in healthy community with others. One where his relationship with God, family, work, community and country are lived out as a positive example. An example others would aspire to.
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June 22, 2017 – Hiring Expert Adam Robinson, Real Estate Guru John Agostinelli, Surgeon David Almeida

Adam Robinson – Co-Founder and CEO of Hireology, Author

Adam Robinson

Adam Robinson

Adam Robinson is the author of The Best Team Wins and co-founder and CEO of Hireology, where he’s on a mission to help business owners make better hiring decisions using predictive data and innovative technology. He is a noted recruiting industry expert, speaker, and author with over 20 years of experience in the field of hiring and selection management. In 2016, Hireology was #94 on the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, and Robinson was named to the Chicago Tech50 list of the city’s top technology entrepreneurs by Crain’s Chicago Business. In 2015 he was added to the Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Network, a listing of Chicago’s most influential entrepreneurs and innovators, and named a “Top 25 HR Industry Game Changer Under 40” in 2015 by Workforce magazine. Under his leadership, Hireology has been recognized nationally by Entrepreneur magazine as a “Top Company Culture” and by Crain’s Chicago Business as a “Best Places to Work” for both Millennials and GenX. Hireology was named the “#1 Talent Management Platform” in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and “#1 in Customer Service” in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Human Resources Online magazine. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Through multiple leadership roles at Entrepreneurs Organization, he has helped to develop and launch programs that teach core business skills to early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.
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John Agostinelli – Real Estate Investor, Consultant, Author

John Agostinelli

John Agostinelli

John Agostinelli has over 25 years of experience in the banking and real estate industries, including work at the FDIC examining the causes of bank failure and managing foreclosures in several New England states. He is a real estate investor, speculation home builder and rehabilitates distressed properties. He is also a guest speaker, real estate expert witness, housing policy commentator and offers real estate investment and brokerage services. As a successful residential real estate market investor and entrepreneur, John assists individuals and professionals maximize profitability by helping them make informed real estate investment decisions utilizing product differentiation techniques, ROI analysis and real estate cycle expertise.John is the co-author of Easy Money and the American Real Estate Ponzi Scheme: From Your Pocket To Theirs, the Insiders’ View of the Great Housing Recession, and How It’s Happening Again.
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David Almeida – Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Co-Founder at Citrus Therapeutic, Author

David Almeida

David Almeida

Dr. David Almeida is a dedicated and personable vitreoretinal surgeon with extensive research experience and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and over 75 national and international conference presentations. He is both a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. David’s special research interests include vitreomacular interface physiology and pathology, macular hole surgery, and infectious uveitis and endophthalmitis. He has received numerous awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, American Society of Retina Specialists, Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Vit-Buckle Society, VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation, Retina Foundation of Canada, Queen’s University, Canadian Ophthalmological Society, and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. As an entrepreneur, David is co-founder of Citrus Therapeutic – a pharmaceutical company with innovative approaches to drug design and development of novel therapeutics – aimed to benefit individuals suffering from vision loss. His work as an innovation broker blends the spheres of medicine, science, business, and leadership to present new concepts and strategies for successful management. His public speaking is aimed at engaging and motivating participants towards improved efficiency and time management. David also authored the book Decision Diagnosis: Seven Antidotes to Decision Procrastination.
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June 21, 2017 – Create BUZZ Pamela Herrmann, Culture Change Expert David Loshelder & Fulcrum Investing Kevin Van Eekeren

Pamela Herrmann – Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Chief Storyteller at CREATE Buzz

Pamela Herrmann

Pamela Herrmann

Pamela Herrmann is the Chief Storyteller and Co-Founder of CREATE Buzz, specializing in helping brands tell their story. She’s a best-selling author, host of the daily video series, “The Morning Would Show”, and a national keynote speaker on the subject of creating uncommonly awesome connections with your customers. Pamela’s book, “The Customer Manifesto” was ranked #3 by Business.com as a customer service book every business owner should read, outranking Gary Vaynerchuk and Jim Collins. She has influenced thousands of entrepreneurs with her straight talk about growing an online business and has worked with the good people of jetBlue, State of New Jersey Main Street Program, Colorado Main Streets, Downtown Colorado, Inc., Oklahoma Main Street Authority, North Carolina Main Streets, Iowa Downtown Conference and Threads Worldwide. Pamela is a life-long entrepreneur and small business owner.
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David Loshelder – Culture Change & Engagement Facilitator, Author, Leadership Consultant

David Loshelder

David Loshelder

A master storyteller, David Loshelder inspires audiences with his combination of insight, interest and humor. Though each speech is customized to the unique needs of his audiences, Loshelder most frequently addresses topics ranging from personal development and leadership. Additionally, David has been practicing, training and teaching judo and self-defense for 28 years now. He currently holds a third-degree black belt in judo and has trained and competed nationally and internationally throughout his judo career. David was ranked the USA #1 judo player in his weight class in the early 1990s. He is also a 5X USA National place winner, 2X US International Open silver medalist, 10X Pennsylvania State champion and he was named the Pennsylvania Most Valuable Player twice. He has operated his own judo club, Three Rivers Judo Inc., and now offers his expertise to the local sector, instructing self-defense classes, workshops and seminars to colleges, universities, libraries, and private establishments. David is the author of Protect Yourself: Top 10 Lifesaving Self-Defense Techniques.
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Kevin Van Eekeren – Founder and CEO of Fulcrum Investing, Fulcrum Farms 

Kevin Van Eekeren

Kevin Van Eekeren

Kevin started his career as a logistic officer for a SWAT team, giving him insight into the criminal justice world. He soon found that training SWAT teams was the best way to reduce use of force while ensuring the national security of our country. Fulcrum Tactical was born out of that idea and within 18 months he took it from a charity to a for-profit company.  He started investing in startups on the side but focused on Fulcrum Tactical and his new venture, Fulcrum Farms — a sustainable farm producing high quality meat and eggs for families and restaurants in the Chicagoland area.  After 6 years, Kevin sold Fulcrum Tactical and moved on to investing in startups full time by starting Fulcrum Investing.  He also spends his free time co hosting a podcast called The State of Logic.
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June 20, 2017 – Body Language Guru Greg Hartley, Innovation Facilitator Beth Storz, Strategist & Negotiator Corey Kupfer

Greg Hartley – Former US Army Interrogator, Human Behavior Consultant, Author 

Greg Hartley

Greg Hartley

As a former US Army interrogator and body language expert, Greg Hartley has trained government agencies, private investigators, lawyers, human resources representatives, and finance experts to read people and detect deception. He has provided expert analysis for major network and cable television in areas as diverse as deception and trial analysis. Greg’s analysis and insight have also been sought by national radio shows and prime print media such as the Washington Post and New York Daily News. He created simulations of interrogation for British television in Torture: The Guantanamo Guidebook and for the History Channel in We Can Make You Talk. Greg has worked as a business consultant to Fortune 500 Companies in the US and major companies abroad. He graduated from the U.S. Army Interrogation School, the Anti-Terrorism Instructor Qualification Course, the Principle Protection Instructor Qualification Course, and SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) school. His skills as an expert interrogator earned praise while he served as SERE Instructor, Operational Interrogation Support to the 5th Special Forces Group during operation Desert Storm, Interrogation Trainer, and as a creator and director of several joint-force, multi-national interrogation exercises. Greg has co-authored multiple books, including The Art of Body Talk, How To Spot A Liar, I Can Read You Like A Book, and The Date Decoder: Military Intelligence Techniques to Expose What He’s Really Thinking.
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Beth Storz – Innovation Facilitator, President of Ideas To Go 

Beth Storz

Beth Storz

As an innovation facilitator, clients call Beth Storz when they need to solve a problem, capitalize on opportunities, or stretch their creativity. Beth works with them to clarify the challenge, and then design a customized ideation session to achieve their objective. Her facilitation experience spans across industries from food and personal care, to pharmaceuticals, to financial services. She draws from both her client-side understanding, and her knowledge leading the creative problem solving process, to ensure that clients consider multiple angles when approaching a problem. While Beth spends a lot of her time helping clients to reach their innovative potential, as President of Ideas To Go she enjoys leading some of the best and brightest in the industry. Additionally, she co-authored Outsmart Your Instincts: How the Behavioral Innovation® Approach Drives Your Company Forward.
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Corey Kupfer

Corey Kupfer

 

Corey Kupfer – Founder and Managing Principal of Kupfer & Associates PLLC, Strategist, Negotiator, Dealmaker

As founder and managing principal of Kupfer & Associates PLLC, Corey Kupfer is actively and personally involved in the corporate practice area of the firm including sophisticated corporate structuring, high-level strategic advice, and mergers, acquisitions, succession and other deals, while overseeing the firm’s other practice areas. He is a strategist, negotiator and dealmaker. A successful entrepreneur from the age of 15, Corey is a rarity among attorneys – he both understands and appreciates how business people think. He knows that every business  transaction has a window of opportunity that can be missed when faced with untimely legal delays or over-lawyering. Corey is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial, business and securities industry conferences and events on many topics including authentic negotiating, deal-making and structuring, entity and platform design, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, visioning and planning, employee attraction and retention vehicles, authentic conversation about race and building authentic business relationships. In 2011, New York Enterprise Report honored Corey at its Best Accountants and Attorneys for Growing Businesses Awards with its General Corporate Law and Attorney of the Year awards.
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June 19, 2017 – Relationship Therapist Todd Creager and As Seen On TV’s Carrie Jeske

Todd Creager – Relationship Therapist 

Todd Creager

Todd Creager

Todd Creager is an experienced relationship therapist, specializing in marriage, sex and couples counseling. He founded his practice in 1982 in Tustin CA, and has since helped thousands of individuals and couples learn how to bring the best out of others to achieve their goals. The biggest joy in his career is witnessing clients increase their capacity to receive more from life as well as others. From increasing intimacy, to overcoming infidelity Todd has helped countless couples overcome the issues that they face – increasing their connection and communication. From regular relationship counseling to couples retreats – it’s important to find working solutions for each individual couple. Located in Huntington Beach, Todd serves Orange County from Laguna Beach to Newport Coast, Long Beach to Corona Del Mar, and Irvine to Seal Beach.
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Carrie Jeske – Principal Consultant for Will It Launch?, President of Inventive Ideas

Carrie Jeske

Carrie Jeske

Carrie Jeske is a team builder, motivator, leader and salesperson. People have nicknamed her, “The Velvet Hammer” because of her direct, but gentle way of providing candid feedback on any area of life, but especially new product ideas. Currently, Carrie serves as a direct licensee for the As Seen On TV category and works to educate inventor entrepreneurs on low-cost, high-return product launch strategies. As president of Inventive Ideas, she connects finished product designs with trusted manufacture distributors through her team of licensing agents and helps people create new product concepts inside Inventing Workshops.
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June 16, 2017 – Becoming Facebook Michael Hoefflinger, IP Attorney Bobby Klinck

Michael Hoefflinger – Author of Becoming Facebook, Executive-In-Residence at XSeed Capital 

Mike Hoefflinger

Mike Hoefflinger

After working directly for Andy Grove at Intel and as general manager of the Intel Inside program, Mike moved to Facebook to serve as Head of Global Business Marketing working with Sheryl Sandberg. During his nearly seven years there, the teams he built helped dramatically grow the advertising business during Facebook’s unprecedented rise to global influence. He is now an executive-in-residence at XSeed Capital, author of Becoming Facebook (a ✭✭✭✭✭ #1 New Release in its category at Amazon.com) and has been featured at Bloomberg TV, SiriusXM, Forbes, LA Times, the Huffington Post, BloombergBusinessweek, Business Insider, Recode, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Talks at Google, Canada’s Business News Network, Cheddar TV, CEOWorld magazine, KGO Radio, SocialPros Podcast and many others.
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Bobby Klinck – Intellectual Property Attorney for Klinck LLC, Author of The Entrepreneur’s IP Planning Playbook: A Strategy Guide to Help Solopreneurs, Startup Founders, and Entrepreneurs Harness Their Intellectual Capital 

Bobby Klinck

Bobby Klinck

Robert “Bobby” Klinck is the founder of Klinck LLC, an intellectual property boutique in Washington, D.C. He represents innovators, entrepreneurs, and businesses in intellectual property matters. His practice focuses intellectual property advising, planning, management, monetization, and litigation. Bobby has significant experience in intellectual property matters. He has assisted clients in developing strategies to monetize their intellectual property and has litigated contested infringement suits. He has represented clients with intellectual property spanning diverse technologies, including systems for the use in electronic commodity exchanges, online advertising, medical devices, computer chips, wireless data transmission systems, and chemical compounds. He is the author of Klinck LLC’s Startup IP Blog, Klinck LLC’s [Non]Obvious Insights Newsletter, and a book entitled Patent Litigation Primer: A Guide For Inventors And Business Owners.
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June 15, 2017 – Talent Maximizer Roberta Matuson and Quit & Get Rich Carl Gould

Roberta Matuson – The Talent Maximizer®, President of Matuson Consulting, International Best-Selling Author of Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around.

Roberta Matuson

Roberta Matuson

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.
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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

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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.
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June 14, 2017 – Ego Free Shayne Hughes, Online Entrepreneur Tabitha Carro, Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer

Shayne Hughes - President of Learning as Leadership and Author of Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business

Shayne Hughes

Shayne Hughes

Shayne is President and Culture Change Partner at Learning as Leadership. His expertise in creating cultures of open communication and collaboration has lead to substantial improvements in organizational and personal performance for such clients as Fairchild Semiconductor, NASA, Sandia National Laboratories, Shell Oil, and Encore Capital. He is also experienced in the complex dynamics of family businesses. Shayne co-wrote “Ego Free Leadership” with Brandon Black, former CEO of Encore Capital, which shares the insights and possibilities of LaL’s tools through the real-life experience of a public company executive team. Shayne co-authored an article on “Ecosystem Leadership” in Harvard’s Du Bois Review, was profiled in Psychology Today, and has been published in Diversity Executive Magazine, Forbes.com and the Huffington Post. Next he is co-authoring a leadership and organizational culture change book with a client, the former CEO of a large publicly traded company, about their journey to transform the company’s dysfunctions and performance issues into industry leadership, growth and profit.
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Tabitha Carro – Creator of Smartphone Marketing School, Entrepreneur, Teacher 

Tabitha Carro

Tabitha Carro

Tabitha is an online entrepreneur and curriculum designer who has created 2 online schools – Smartphone Marketing School and Flap Jack Factory – and over 20 online courses. Through Smartphone Marketing School, she teaches students visual marketing strategies through smart phones, for smart phones. In addition to her online curriculum, Tabitha’s teaching extends to the physical classroom as well – she has taught kindergarten for six years and is currently in her seventh year as a fourth grade Spanish immersion math and science teacher. Tabitha’s online courses are enjoyed by students from all over the world.
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Erik Weihenmayer - Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Author of No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey To Kayak The Grand Canyon 

Erik Weihenmayer

Erik Weihenmayer

On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. In 2008 he climbed Carstensz Pyramid on the island of Papua New Guinea, completing the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent.  This accomplishment closed the circuit on a 13-year journey that had begun with his 1995 ascent of Denali. He is joined by a select company of only 150 mountaineers to have accomplished the feat. As word spread about Erik’s remarkable achievements, the world took notice; shortly after his summit of Everest, he was honored with a Time cover story detailing his conquest of the world’s highest peak. Since then, he has traveled the world as a motivational speaker and authored multiple books, including his memoir, Touch the Top of the World, and most recently, No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. Find out more at www.touchthetop.com.
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