September 10, 2020 – Bouqs John Tabis and Beyond Applause Michelle Barry Franco

September 10, 2020 – Bouqs John Tabis and Beyond Applause Michelle Barry Franco

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John Tabis – Founder and Chairman at The Bouqs Company

In our fist year, we did more than $1.5 million in revenue, and
we spent less than $100 a month on marketing.  

John Tabis, the Founder and Chairman of Bouqs, is a proven brand builder and entrepreneur with deep experience in innovative media ventures and consumer products. Bouqs is a high-growth, digitally-native vertical brand disrupting the $100B global floral market, venture backed with $74M+ rasised. Redefining the flower-buying experience for consumers under Tabis’ leadership, The Bouqs Company has received top recognition, including multiple features on Entrepreneur’s 360 list, being the 7th biggest company to ever be featured on Shark Tank, and being named as one of Inc’s Top 15 Companies to Watch in 2017. Individually, Tabis has been recognized as a Techweek 100 Ambassador for the LA Region and as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Prior to launching The Bouqs Company, Tabis worked in corporate brand strategy at The Walt Disney Co. and ShoeDazzle, and in management consulting at Bain & Company. John also hosts the podcast Give’m The Business, where he shares his experiences and wisdom in the startup game and the broader business world.

Michelle Barry Franco – Founder of Brilliance at Work and Author of Beyond Applause

We all have natural charisma living in us all the time. The very
best delivery for any speaker is the one that comes
most naturally for them. 

Michelle Barry Franco is a Thought Leader, Business Coach, and Founder of Brilliance at Work; a global Executive Coaching & Education company for organizations who are doing great work. Michelle’s mission is to support and inspire those who feel a powerful call to share their stories and expertise from the stage in stepping into their most authentic powerful expression as a speaker. Michelle has individually helped more than 1,000 speakers, including C-suite leaders, TEDx speakers, award-winning company founders, best-selling authors, and many mission-driven leaders at every level become thought leaders in their field through public speaking engagements. Michelle likes to think of herself as a coach, stressing the importance of sticking to your message and never compromising in order to bring in more business. She is the author of the book Beyond Applause: Make a Meaningful Difference through Transformational Speaking and the host of the weekly Brilliance at Work Podcast.