July 6, 2017 – Trap Tales David Covey, Clean Energy Jobs Michael Rucker & Customer Experience Blake Morgan

David Covey – Co-Founder & CEO of SMCOV and Author of Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success

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David Covey

David Covey was Co-Chief Operating Officer of FranklinCovey for 20 years and is now running SMCOV. It represents the foremost training, coaching and consulting solutions available throughout in the world. His experience and expertise provides a unique starting point for anyone looking to implement, license or expand top-quality programs. His new book, “Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success” was called “a triumph” by bestselling author Ken Blanchard and is your guide to avoiding the 7 most common obstacles that ensnare people every day. From The Relationship Trap to The Career Trap, the book shows you how to recognize the signs that you are stuck in a “life trap” in time to take an alternate route. These traps are sometimes camouflaged as a terrific opportunity, other times as comfortable security, and sometimes as simply habit. Whichever form they come in, life traps can derail you, leaving you unable to achieve the success you desire.
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Michael Rucker – CEO and founder of Scout Clean Energy LLC and co-founder at Harvest Energy Services

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Michael Rucker

Michael Rucker is CEO and founder of Scout Clean Energy LLC, a developer of utility scale wind projects in the US. He is also Co-founder of Harvest Energy Services, Inc., a wind energy independent service provider for construction management and O&M services. He is active in E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Their members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. E2 is a project of NRDC, the Natural Resources Defense Council.

 

Blake Morgan – Customer Experience Futurist and Author of More Is More: How the Best Companies Go Farther and Work Harder to Create Knock-Your-Socks-Off Customer Experiences

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Blake Morgan

Blake Morgan is a Customer Experience Futurist. Her first book is “More is More: How The Best Companies Work Harder And Go Farther To Create Knock Your Socks Off Customer Experiences.” Blake is adjunct faculty at the Rutgers executive education MBA program and she contributes to Forbes, the Harvard Business Review and the American Marketing Association. She is the host of The Modern Customer Podcast and a weekly customer experience video series on YouTube.
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July 5, 2017 – Entrepreneur Photography John DeMato, DreamFunded Manny Fernandez & Bound Victor Luo

John DeMato – Portrait Photographer For Thought Leaders and High-Level Entrepreneurs

John DeMato

John DeMato

John DeMato creates photographic content that not only tells his client’s stories, but, it also sells their brand, personality, products, services and experiences to their ideal clients. DeMato Productions is a NYC-based, branded lifestyle portrait studio where he helps entrepreneurs and thought leaders of various industries create high-volume, image content needed to get their business and brand to rockstar status.
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Manny Fernandez – Investor on CNBC’s Make Me A Millionaire Inventor & Co-Founder/CEO of DreamFunded.com

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Manny Fernandez

Manny Fernandez is a serial entrepreneur with one exit, a TV star and an active angel investor. He is passionate about encouraging and building startups, and was awarded the 2014 SF Angel Investor of the Year and Equity Crowdfunding Leadership Award. He is a founder of SF Angels Group, an angel investment group that is making investments in high growth San Francisco/Silicon Valley tech startups. The group is made up of 32 accredited investors. Manny launched DreamFunded.com as CEO/Co-Founder. This unique company crowdfunds startups, by building an online marketplace that allows accredited investors to become equity holders in DreamFunded-managed funds. As an active angel investor, in TiE Angels and member of the start up community he is frequently honored to speak and judge for Silicon Valley startup pitch events and conferences. He has been a judge,speaker or panelist at events at; Pay Pal, USAWeek in Europe,  Stanford University,  Harvard University, Comcast, Ebay, and SXSW. He has been published as #14 of the Top 100 Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter, one of Inc. Magazines 33 Entrepreneurs to Watch, Thought Leaders to Watch in 2016 and was listed as #14 of Silicon Valley’s Most Well-Known Investors of 2016 by Business.com.
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Victor Luo – CEO and Co-founder of Bound

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Victor Luo

Victor Luo is a passionate high school student entrepreneur from Los Angeles, CA. Through his ventures, he is committed to providing social good while building his companies. He founded NEAR to provide high school scholarships for underprivileged rural high school students in China. He is also the founder and CEO of Bound, a meet up app that encourages punctuality through a monetary incentive. He has been working tirelessly to grow this company, while networking and forming strategic partnerships. Bound encourages punctuality by allowing one to make money when their friends are late. Victor designed and coded the front end display and backend of the app connecting it to an SQL server. He wrote the business plan and press release, which consisted of future market strategies, extensive market research, and evaluation of the competition. The company was featured on news sites, such as a published article on BostInno and in Boston Globe Magazine.
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July 4, 2017 – Special Replay – America Is the Greatest Country for Entrepreneurship!

 

This is a special, repeat episode devoted to American Entrepreneurship……

America, the great country on Earth for entrepreneurs!
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Have a safe July 4th celebration!

 

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June 30, 2017 – Healthcare Branding Vince Parry, Better Richer Greg Powell & CubeFit Greg Zingraf

 

Vince Parry – President and Chief Branding Officer of Parry Branding Group and Author of Identity Crisis: Health Care Branding’s Hidden Problems and Proven Strategies to Solve Them

Vince Parry

Vince Parry

Vince Parry runs Parry Branding Group and is a 30-year veteran of the health and wellness communications industry. Throughout his distinguished career, he has worked on many of the most well known corporate, franchise, service and product brands, and helped recruit and develop some of the brightest talents in strategy and design. Vince was Chief Branding Officer at inVentiv, Health Founder & President of Y Brand Founder and President of GSW NY. Vince has appeared on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and BBC radio, has been featured in Medical Marketing and Media, PharmaVoice, Pharmaceutical Executive, and MedAdNews, and guest lectures at the Rutgers MBA program on healthcare branding.
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Greg Powell – President/CEO of fi-Plan Partners and Author of Better Richer Fuller:How Building Your Financial House Can Help Protect Your Loved Ones, Grow Your Assets, and Free You to Live the American Dream

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Greg Powell

Greg Powell has over thirty years of experience within the financial industry and holds the certified investment management analyst, designation. His firm, Fi Plan Partners, uses the Your Financial House® process to help their clients pursue better, richer, fuller lives. He loves to ask questions and create dialogue. He is on the board of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, as well as the Board of Overseers for Samford University.
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Gerald Zingraf – Co-Founder of CubeFit

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Gerald Zingraf

Gerlad Zingraf is part of the team behind CubeFit. And he has a job too, reducing his risk. CubeFit is the best option out there to healthify your office and be more active at work. Not only are their office products superior quality but because they don’t work with a middle man our prices are some of the most reasonable you’ll find. They have sold a million dollars on Amazon! The team wants to make healthy living accessible and affordable to as many people as possible. In addition to amazing quality, affordability and great customer service, one of CubeFit’s founders is a certified personal trainer, adding her personal and professional experience into the design of our products and accompanying resources. They’re a “husband and wife team”-owned business who experienced the same aggravations from being sedentary at work and who in turn, developed products to meet their own needs.
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June 29, 2017 – Questfusion Patrick Henry, VA Defender Suzanne Gordon & Success Coach Mark Villareal

Patrick Henry – Author of PLAN COMMIT WIN, CEO and Founder of Questfusion 

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

Patrick is a senior executive and serial entrepreneur that has run four different startup companies, including his current company, QuestFusion. He provides strategic guidance to startups, growth stage companies, and small to mid-size businesses. His articles about various aspect of entrepreneurship and building businesses can be found in Inc. Magazine, FastCompany, Tech.Co, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, and other publications. He has also been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, and in Forbes. He took a company from pre-revenue and pre-product through a successful IPO and a billion dollar valuation. He has personally raised over $200 million in equity financing for his companies, and been directly involved in over $2 billion of M&A transactions. As part of his advisory services, he’ll reveal many of the secrets about building & running companies that you will not learn from anyone else, either because they don’t know, or they have a conflict of interest. He has the experience and the in-depth knowledge of what it takes to build a business from the ground-up. Patrick is the Winner of 2008 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology, San Diego Daily Transcript 2008 Top Influentials in the Technology Industry, and 2011 San Diego Business Journal Most Admired CEO. QuestFusion has also been recognized as a top strategic consultancy agency in San Diego.
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Suzanne Gordon – Award-Winning Journalist and Author 

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Suzanne Gordon

Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, The BMJ, and others. She is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Health Care Work series at Cornell University Press. Suzanne is the author or co-author of 11 books including Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front LinesBeyond the Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety. Her latest book is The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy Making and Patient Care. Suzanne is the co-editor of eight books, including Collaborative Caring: Stories and Reflections on Teamwork in Healthcare (January 2015), edited with David L. Feldman and Michael Leonard and First Do Less Harm: Confronting Inconvenient Problems in Patient Safety, edited with Ross Koppel (May 2012). She is co-author of From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public. She recently edited When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up For Themselves, Their Patients and Their Profession. Suzanne is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing and an Affiliated scholar with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s Wilson Centre. With Lisa Hayes, she has written a play about patient safety and teamwork entitled Bedside Manners.
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Mark Villareal – Author of Leadership Lessons from Mom, Consultant, Keynote and Motivational Speaker

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Mark Villareal

Mark is the missing key when it comes to getting an entire corporation on side with a new idea or direction. A two time best selling author of Leadership Lessons From Mom and Shortcuts Get You Lost: A Leadership Fable on the Dangers of the Blind Leading the Blind, his innovative and holistic approach of lifting individuals up and recognizing their contributions and the value of the corporation as a whole creates a strong culture that adheres to a solid foundation, clear principles and values. Mark’s expertise in Leadership Development allows him to teach others how to identify future leaders, implement innovative development and mentorship plans, and build a strong and successful culture that encourages excellence.
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June 28, 2017 – Barefoot Wine Founder Michael Houlihan & Media Maven Christina Nicholson

Michael Houlihan – Founder of Barefoot Wine, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Business Strategist

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Michael Houlihan

Michael Houlihan is a highly sought-after business strategist, keynote speaker, consultant, and corporate trainer. Presentations are often with Bonnie Harvey, his Co-founder of Barefoot (now the #1 wine brand in the world), providing decades of real-world, practical business experience. Using out-of-the-box thinking, pay-for-performance, positive culture, channel distribution management, and “Worthy Cause Marketing,”​ they help start-ups, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 corporations increase their sales, profitability and brand equity. For the first time, their secrets to success is available in an exclusive online series. He, along with Bonnie, bootstrapped Barefoot (a novelty wine brand) into a national mega-brand, selling 600,000 cases per year in 50 states and 28 countries. They’ve keynoted at many prestigious conferences, symposiums, universities and forums. He and Bonnie’s articles on business philosophy have been reprinted in TIME, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Entrepreneurs’ Organization and numerous other business magazines and trade journals.  Michael lives in the wine country with Bonnie and they are avid supporters of conservation and humanitarian causes and regularly donate their professional time to local NPOs.
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Christina Nicholson – Owner of Media Maven, Former TV News Reporter Turned Lifestyle Blogger

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Christina Nicholson

Christina is the owner of Media Maven, a full-service public relations firm based in Coral Springs, Florida. She is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience anchoring, reporting, writing, blogging, video production, editing, excelling in social media, photography, and live TV. Christina has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, the Huffington Post, Time, Yahoo!, PR Daily, All Business Experts, on CNN, WTVJ in Miami, WPTV in West Palm Beach, News 12 in New York City, and many other media outlets. Because of her experience in the communications industry, Christina has networked and connected with the best in the business to build a team of true professionals who can handle almost any and every marketing need a business or brand has. With a bachelor’s degree in public affairs journalism and more than a decade of storytelling, she understands the importance of creating content and delivering it to the public. Christina’s work in the media industry has led her to establish relationships with journalism professionals on local, state, and national levels. She’s represented a wide array of clients and has earned much publicity on national daytime TV talk shows, in local and national magazines, on local TV stations, in newspapers, and on websites and blogs with millions of monthly unique visitors… to name a few. She’s gotten clients featured on the Today Show, the Rachael Ray Show, in the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Men’s Fitness, Food & Wine, Entrepreneur, and more.
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June 27, 2017 – iTrekkers’ Tom Mulliez, Career Catapult Roopa Unnikrishnan & Rich Bitch Nicole Lapin

Tom Mulliez – Founder and CEO of iTREKKERS

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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

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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)
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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

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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

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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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