I was born and raised in Ohio, but living in Chicago for the past 20 years. I fell into a career in corporate technology sales and operations, but it was never my passion. A year and a half ago, I was laid off from my corporate job and made the decision to take some time off to really seek out what my next move should be. While taking time off, I also made the decision to “get healthy” when I found myself as an alcoholic and up 40 pounds. I had heard about Isagenix nutrition and weight loss products through a friend and fell in love with the products and lost 40 pounds in 4 months and also began attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. During my 6 months off, I began watching the Isagenix Facebook business page and seeing one person in particular who was more in love with her life and her job than anyone I had ever met, and she was earning multiple 6-figure income, so I made an introduction and started inquiring about Network Marketing. That was almost exactly one year ago, and I’ve been building my own Isagenix business full-time ever since. After meeting her in person at an event, I asked her to mentor me, which led to me packing up my life in Chicago and moving it to Fayetteville, NC so that I could work and train with her. Leaving my lackluster job in corporate america to pursue building a business of my own that allows me to work from anywhere and that has unlimited income potential has been the best decision of my life thus far!
Marcie Peters is a certified holistic health counselor, speaker and best-selling author. She is known as America’s Whole-Life Coach and The Age Backward Mentor.
Marcie graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the University of Washington. She is the best-selling author of Not Broken and How to Age Backward, the founder of The Health and Happiness Guide(.com) and Transform Your Health World Summit (www.TransformHealthSummit.com), and is a featured speaker, sharing the stage with exciting thought leaders. Marcie’s work has affected thousands of people worldwide.
Marcie’s line of healthy H2 go-nutrition can be found at www.EnjoyH2.com, and her Chocolate Cherry bar is also on Amazon.
Hatim, author of "Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee," was born in the Palestinian village of Arrabeh at the height of the Palestinians’ first nationwide intifada (the 1936-39 uprising against the British). He left Arrabeh in 1960 to study in the United States, earning degrees in medicine and public health from Harvard University. After returning home, he assumed the responsibility of sub-district physician heading the region’s governmental health office, while continuing to reside in his ancestral village. As the first and only resident physician in a rural area of more than 50,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel, he has been forced to double up as their medical caregiver, operating a solo GP practice during evening hours.
Hatim's attempts to make a significant contribution to his community’s health and wellbeing met with neglect and refusal from Israel’s central authority. He worked with colleagues to establish a non-governmental organization, The Galilee Society for Health Research and Services, and to lead its efforts as one of the first NGOs in the Palestinian community in Israel. This activity put him in direct opposition to his employers, leading to his forced departure from the Ministry of Health. The Galilee Society later spawned other major Arab NGOs in Israel, including Adalah and Ittijah. It continues to contribute significantly to addressing the special health issues of its target population to this day. Hatim's civil society efforts are documented in his previous book, "A Doctor in Galilee: The Life and Struggle of a Palestinian in Israel" (Pluto Press, 2008). He blogs at "A Doctor in Galilee."
Robert Rice is the founder of the Authentic Voice Formula, combining his experience as both a professional actor and a copywriter to help expert business owners tap into their Authentic Voice to take their online messaging from fake, salesy, and Invisible to emotional, engaging, and Irresistible.
Jill Davis spent the majority of her adult life morbidly obese. She lost 135 pounds and along the way regained her iden@ty. Through her own journey, research, and working with thousands of women in transi@on, Jill discovered that the move from body shaming to body acceptance is only possible when we shed the belief that we are intrinsically good or bad based on the foods we eat and instead trust our bodies to tell us what they need. When we embrace ourselves, we can explore the possibili@es of who we can become and discover the best in ourselves. Through workshops, keynote speaking, and one-on-one coaching, Jill helps others to quit figh@ng their weight and start finding their way. Jill is honored to have been invited to share her presenta@on “You Are Not Your Diet Brain” at TEDx.
I'm Wendy Dewar Hughes. I am an artist, a writer, and a creative entrepreneur.
Helping people make their creative wishes and dreams come true is my specialty. As a writing coach and book designer, I help my clients to write and publish the books that are on their hearts. I have helped numerous writers make their publishing dreams come true through my book coaching and publishing services.
My professional and personal experience in writing, editing, art, design, and sales and marketing, all help me guide others toward creative success. And we have fun!
I am an award-winning novelist and also write short fiction. I write non-fiction on the topics of inspiration, motivation, and creative business and marketing. I have also illustrated and published two adult colouring books based on my travels and time spent living in France.
In the past, I created my own line of stationery products for my wholesale company that sold in gift stores worldwide, while also owning a small gift and gourmet food retail business. I have sold my watercolour paintings in galleries and they now hang in homes in three continents. My licensed designs have also graced gift products sold everywhere. I've been a travel agent and a hospitality sales manager. Like most creative people, I've done lots of different things.
Just Imagine School and The Wish Plan were born out of my desire to help develop and maximize people’s creative abilities, business skills, and life dreams, turning inspired wishes into plans, and plans into happy accomplishments.
Tess Vergara, an Accountant for over 30 years, now an awakening coach and strategic interventionist, she shows men and women how to balance the ledger of their life through unlocking the power of the heart. Her story of overcoming 15 years as a single mom, the ensuing burn out, spiritual depression, neediness, betrayal, and meltdown, to becoming the powerful healer and teacher she is today is an inspiration to many of her clients all over the world.
A master transformational coach, NLP practitioner, and an expert in higher awakening and self enlightenment, her teaching focuses on the clear and fearless “middle way” of the heart. She is the author of the upcoming book “Fearless Love, Unlocking the Power of your Heart” due for release for her 50th birthday in February 2017. You can find her on her website at www.openheartmindcoaching.com
Christina Alexandra is a romance writer from Southern California. Always on the lookout for an adventure, she has worked and volunteered at many different jobs including both medical and veterinary offices, music teacher, law enforcement instructor, service dog puppy raiser, emergency grief councilor, coroner's assistant and, currently, an emergency services operator. Christina writes stories set in Georgian and Regency England and credits her varied experiences as the foundation from which she builds true-to-life characters and emotional stories with a unique twist on modern issues. When not researching, writing or working, Christina spends her spare time travelling, cooking - oftentimes with a historical flare - and staying active on social media.
You can connect with Christina online at her website ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ g+
My name is Angela Dee and I am an author, speaker, teacher. My purpose is to encourage others who are facing life struggles to find healing. My motto, Be Brave, Dream Big~I have dreamed of writing a book since childhood. Through the support of Igniting Souls Tribe and my coach Kary Oberbrunner, I completed my book called Voiceless-Spencer's Story (A mother's journey raising a son with significant needs). It was released in September of 2016 and is available on amazon.com and B&N.com. A proud single mother of three, my background is in nursing care and teaching. I have recently entered the empty nest and this has allowed me to pursue the passions of my heart. Writing, travel, and enjoying all the outdoor activities in my home state of Colorado.
Currently I am developing a workable program to collaborate with my book. Having been a fulltime caregiver for a significant needs child that required 24/7 care, I have realized the importance of finding value beyond the caregiving mode. My new program will address self care in three aspects. Physical, emotional, and spiritual development. Having an adventurous spirit, I want to encourage others to find their passions through whatever artistic medium brings them a sense of healing and peace.
For the last three years I have been rediscovering myself. After being a stay at home mom for 20 years, I divorced and started searching for ways to start living outside of these self limiting beliefs that had held me back for so long. The type A personality that I was living under was not who I was and I began to explore the artistic, adventurous side of my brain. I quickly learned that the areas I had dabbled in were now the activities that made me come alive again. Dancing, travel, writing, and creating jewelry/pottery are all things that I have grown to love. My first love was being a wife and mother. Now that those titles required less of me, it was time to find a dream job working the passions of my heart. My first goal was to complete the book I had started in 2000. Though I always imagined writing a children's book, I ended up writing a book about the journey of raising a once normal boy, turned severely disabled. I know that this book will help many who have weathered a similar storm.
I reside in Parker, Colorado with my boyfriend of 2 years. We have six children between the two of us and are busy with their lives as well as our own. My boyfriend is also an artist, who performs in two bands and acts in small productions in the Denver metro area. We both are adventurous, spontaneous souls who love people and enjoy crossing bucket list items off our lists on a regular basis.
Angela has designed, developed and delivered training to hundreds of thousands of students globally as an instructional designer for the last 12 years. Working with large companies including Google, Amazon, F5, Microsoft, and Boeing as well as individual entrepreneurs, Angela knows how people learn and how to create transformational online programs that make a difference, get results, and turn students into raving fans wanting more of your awesomeness.
Jacqueline was a corporate/securities lawyer at Blakes in Toronto, and subsequently worked as Assistant General Counsel at The Toronto Star. Originally intended as a side project to satisfy her non-legal creative side, Jacqueline launched Luvali Convertibles/FlapJackKids, a company that focuses on all reversible and convertible products for women and children. Jacqueline has been named Top Mompreneur by Mompreneur Magazine and appeared in Forbes Magazine alongside Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. Her company has been featured numerous times in top press and media including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Ok Weekly, Us Weekly, Woman's World, USA Today, The Huffington Post and Woman's Day. Jacqueline's products have been featured in swag bags for Emmys and Oscars pre-parties, and can be found in over 2000 stores in North America, and over 15 countries worldwide. Dipping back into her legal roots, Jacqueline is also a founder and owner of Caravel Law (previously Cognition LLP). Caravel Law is a revolutionary law firm that has set out to change the legal profession and legal services industry for good, by making Bay Street trained lawyers financially accessible to entrepreneurs, with its tag line “Happy Lawyers, Happy Clients”.
Chris Fern has over 10 years of experience in IT and computer software development, systems architecture, networking, and customer relations. These skills have resulted in the design and development of multiple software solutions and systems applicable to business of all sizes from the small business entrepreneur to the international organization. wHe is a brilliant facilitator of highly leverageable and scalable technology systems while communicating only the relevant information to various users of those systems.
Jean Kay is a prolific poet, who has written a poem every morning for 19 years. Jean’s books– Morning Light and her first of a series of Kindle e-books Christmas Poetry to Inspire are available on Amazon. Her inspirational poems have been shared in newsletters, anthologies, magazines, as framed poems, bookmarks, prayer cards and as commissioned poems for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, retirements, memorials, and other special occasions.
Jean is a professional member of Canadian Authors —Metro Vancouver and is currently treasurer, story contest coordinator, and National Voices anthology compiler/designer/editor. Jean lives in Tsawwassen, BC with her husband Jerry and Poomba – their cat. She treasures her role as Granny.
Justin Krane is a Money Strategist for business owners.
Known for his simple, savvy, holistic approach to financial planning, he advises his clients on how to unite their money with their lives and businesses.
He works with entrepreneurs to create a bigger vision for their business. Justin loves business strategy. He is all about achieving business growth.
Justin believes that every business owner needs to know where they are with their business money.
Using a unique system developed from his studies of financial psychology, Justin teaches business owners how to plan their cash flow and be strategic with their business finances.
Prior to founding Krane Financial Solutions, Justin was a Vice President, Investments, and Sales Manager at UBS Financial Services Inc., for 12 years, in Beverly Hills, California.
Justin is also a Certified Financial Planner professional.
He received his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation from Investment Management Consultants Association and in conjunction with The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Justin has been featured in The Wall St Journal, MSNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, and CNN Money.
He is married, has three children and lives with his family in Calabasas, California. An accomplished athlete, Justin was a former junior ranked tennis player in Los Angeles. He loves to cook, travel, and speak Italian.
In early 2014, I had just de-matriculated from an MSW clinical social work program because I was being pulled in multiple directions and finding it impossible to “do it all.” I was not willing to put my family in second place. Maintaining my desire and interest in pursuing a career change from dental hygiene to a counseling career, I signed up for two consecutive on-line coaching courses. As I completed the first course and began the second, I needed surgery and was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer. I was able to complete the second coaching course before a required second surgery and chemotherapy treatment were undertaken.
During recovery from the chemo, I joined the on-line Self-Publishing School in September 2015 and set off on a book writing adventure in the world of independent publishers thinking it would provide positive focus while I healed and anticipating the use of my book as a business card for my coaching business pursuits.
I will be releasing my book in February 2017—Reframe Your Viewpoints. The book lays out behavioral strategies and techniques to transform stress and anxiety into confidence and peace. Supporting theories and concepts are presented along with educational information on the impact of stress on the human body.
Throughout Reframe Your Viewpoints, I present the significant impact that the reframing technique has had on my recovery from latent PTSD, depression, obsessive thinking, anhedonia, and body dysmorphic disorder. Woven into this self-help guide I incorporate personal examples to demonstrate the techniques and provide numerous examples of reframing that demonstrate the effectiveness of reframing in reducing stress and anxiety along with a tool for measuring that claim.
Nick is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for solving problems. He spent eight years on wall street as a high frequency algorithmic trader. He’s currently the CEO of CalvinApp which is a productivity app designed to cut back on the amount of emails and texts sent when making plans. He’s also the co-founder of Less Doists, with Ari Meisel. He was the youngest person to graduate from UC Berkeley with a master’s in Financial Engineering.
Karen Dimmick is the co-founder of Bookthority, the host of The Book Marketing Summit, and the co-author of the book 47 Mind Hacks for Writers. She has been helping authors for the past 8 years, from first time writers to an established, 5 times, New York Times bestselling author.
As a lifelong book lover, Karen firmly believes that everything centers around experiences. Her mission is to break down what works for authors and put it into practical steps to help them build a profitable, engaging business they and their fans love.
Always fascinated by how people think, Karen has studied neurology, behavior and mindset since 2000. She became a writer in 2006, when she was published in a major medical journal and has since written 3 books with Steve.
Now, Karen helps other authors with their mindset as well as the psychological side of having an author business like reader engagement, persuasion and branding from her site Bookthority.com
Last 3 years – written 3 books (3rd launches on the 4th Dec). Moved across the country from Colorado to Florida. Started a new business – Bookthority. Currently putting together The Book Marketing Summit.