John Cousins began his career, after graduating from Boston University and MIT with degrees in Media Studies and Electronics, working for one of the great early Silicon Valley tech firms: Ampex. He then spent a decade in Manhattan working for ABC Television as a systems engineer designing and building facilities for the network and managing programs for sports and news; big spectacles like the Olympics and political conventions.
John then received his MBA from Wharton. He has since taken two companies public as CFO and CEO and has had 15 years experience as a public company CFO and ten years experience as a public company CEO. John has been involved in many start up and public company financings and deal making. He has founded numerous startups in alternative energy, life sciences, and technology. His career shifted to teaching at numerous universities in US and internationally in the past ten years. His company MBA ASAP delivers digital content on business topics via eBooks, paperbacks, audiobooks, podcasts and online courses.
Len McKeown: As an awakened individual with a lot to learn and a passion for life family and friends.
I have been in business for over 30 years my enjoyment comes from people and great conversations. I believe in empowering people to become there best selves.Succeeding for me is sharing the load we all succeed together. No one has succeeded in business without a great group of people that share your vision people that help you.
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Syed Irfan Ajmal is a serial entrepreneur, content marketer & PR consultant, author, and international speaker.
He has been speaking and conducted workshops since 2013, and has spoken at various events in Pakistan, Bali (Indonesia), and Dubai (UAE).
David Savage’s book Breakthrough to Yes: Unlocking the Possible within a Culture of Collaboration was published worldwide March 22, 2016.
With his new book, Break Through to Yes, Savage helps a leader and his team find success through leadership, negotiation, conflict management and, most importantly, collaboration.
Filled with hundreds of leaders’ perspective on collaboration, Savage is doing what he advises others to do by sharing their diverse and influential voice in this step-by-step book to collaborative enlightenment.
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My name is Bijay Gautam. I am founder and host of The Inspiring Talk, where I interview most successful and inspiring personalities each week!
New episode of The Inspiring Talk is released every Monday to inspire you as our guests share their journey of success with me. I ask them about their biggest challenge in achieving success and how they overcame it. What are their daily habits that makes them who they are today and their recommendations for success seekers like you!
Josh Miles is a brand-obsessed // strategist // speaker // author // podcaster // designer // marketing consultant // coffee drinker and principal of Indianapolis-based national branding agency, MilesHerndon. His role consists of leading brand strategy, business development, and firm-wide marketing.
A longtime devotee to marketing impact, he once threw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game dressed as a giant Subway® sandwich. Yes, he got it all the way to the catcher.
As a past TEDx presenter and author, Josh speaks coast-to-coast on branding and marketing, including his role hosting the podcast Obsessed With Design. Josh frequently serves as an event emcee, and marketing conference keynote presenter. Miles was honored as 40 Under 40 by both Indianapolis Business Journal and Delta Sigma Phi, and a 20 Under 40 by ENR Midwest. Josh was awarded the 2016 Emerging Voice Award by Purdue University. Josh authored the Content Marketing Institute book, Bold Brand, and after five years, published the the latest version, Bold Brand 2.0.
Josh is an advisory board member of the Purdue University Lamb School of Communication. Josh is also consulting with and involved in several startups.
Prior to starting MilesHerndon, Josh served as an art director and an adjunct faculty member for three university-level graphic design programs. Josh is a long-time member of AIGA, the professional association for design, having served three years as the Indianapolis chapter president. Josh is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). Josh is a past advisor to the Oasis Network for Churches, an international church planting and resourcing organization for churches spreading the gospel of God’s grace, and the Indiana chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Josh loves to cook meat, eat anything with bacon, hit the gym, play the guitar, travel to new places with his family, read, and draw.
Josh lives in Indianapolis with his beautiful wife, daughter, and son.
And now, Josh has grown weary of writing clever sentences in third person. If you’ve read this far, you’re clearly into this. As such, if you’d still like more information, please visit:
Or to book Josh to keynote or emcee your marketing event, visit:
- josh [@] boldbrand.com
- 317-442-3557 (yes, this is really my phone number)
Sidney Evans is an international expert in branding and communications. He has published numerous articles in such publications as Branding Magazine, Forbes, and Oracle Marketing Cloud. He holds an MBA from the University of Miami.
Sidney is a pragmatic strategist helping brands develop and communicate clear messaging as well as implement sound strategy. He has helped numerous professionals build and harness the power of their personal brand. Sidney was selected to join the Forbes Councils, whose members are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and publish thought leadership articles. Most recently, he was asked to contribute to the prestigious Oracle Marketing blog.
He is a senior columnist and moderator of the "C-Suite" for Branding Magazine, where he has interviewed some of the world’s branding leaders. Globally focused, Sidney helped mentor startups and young entrepreneurs in Sweden for "Start-Up Stockholm Weekend" powered by Google for entrepreneurs. Sidney was also a featured speaker for the "Personal Branding Day" conference broadcast online from Poland. Currently, he is completing final edits on his first book about personal branding 12 Pace Setting Steps To Building Your Personal Brand . Next year, Sidney will host Branding Magazine’s first conference in Bucharest, Romania.
Awards/Organizations: University of Miami Leadership Award, Public Speaking Award, Communications Strategy, www.WorldofMoney.org , Professional Voice-Over Artist, SAG (Screen Actors Guild Member), AFTRA (American Federation of Radio and Television Artists).
Carlos Abler: Leader, Content Marketing Strategy, 3M.Leveraging content as a catalyst for sales, growth, digital transformation, customer-centricity, and stakeholder value creation, Carlos leads initiatives driving roadmaps of maturity across content programs, technologies, business process, organization, and human resource development.
Carlos has a 30 year track record of directing and creating media experiences, for a wide variety of disciplines and clients; including marketing, theater, entertainment, education, information design, and civil society. Past clients include, Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, General Mills, AARP, Johnson ;Johnson, History Channel, Smithsonian, Columbia University, University of Michigan, and Gyuto Tantric University. Project awards include Webby, WSIS World Summit Award, W3, and Communication Arts Interactive Annual for Information Design.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1993, Steve Lee worked as an IT Consultant for such companies as, Computer Sciences Corporation, Modern Technologies Inc., International Consultants and IBM. Steve is the founder of Modern Life Podcast Network, International Podcast Day and host of the Waves of Tech podcast.
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Tim Garber is a Corporate, Sales, and Product Trainer and Public Speaker based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area. He has always had a passion for speaking and making meaningful connections with his audience. Tim is also an advocate for the effective use of multimedia. particularly podcasts, to enhance any organization's training efforts. Tim is married with two beautiful children.
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Jen Hemphill, a military spouse & proud bilingual Latina, helps women who are tired of the traditional money advice gain a renewed sense of control, confidence and freedom in their financial life. She is a Money Confidence Coach, an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) and host of the Her Money Matters Podcast. When she's not talking money, she enjoys a good dance-off, photography, coffee, chocolate, traveling, working out and spending time with her husband and two boys.
Tony Wuerfel is a speaker, podcaster and community builder in Orange County California. Presently he has created a new kind of spiritual community called Bloom that meets weekly at a local coffee shop where they share story, local artists share music, poetry and visual arts and Tony leads people through group dynamic activities.
Adonis Lenzy is an author, speaker, and minister who enjoys speaking to people from all walks and stages of life, inspiring them to live the life they have imagined by going after their dreams.
He has developed a unique style of communicating in creative, illustrative and humorous ways to his audiences. With ingenuity, he crosses all ethnic, denominational and cultural barriers. Whether speaking at conferences, organizations, churches, or to your staff, his message will no doubt inspire, motivate, and equip for next level living.
Ivy Riane (pronounced Ree-Ann) is a contributor and editor for WesPostDotCom, a publication on Medium, aimed at providing education and current market news on the cryptocurrency space. Ivy is passionately working to educate women on crypto to get more involved in investing to improve their lives and that of their families. By educating women to invest for themselves, this empowers, builds confidence, and can bridge the income gap that currently exists. Follow on Medium, Twitter, or Facebook @IvyRiane
Deborah Bailey, AKA “Coach Deb” on her Women Entrepreneurs Radio ™ podcast, is a writer, coach and creative entrepreneur. She offers coaching to entrepreneurs going through business and personal transitions with her Soul of an Entrepreneur coaching services. In addition, she's a published author of several fiction and non-fiction books including,"Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life.”
She's the creator and host of the Women Entrepreneurs Radio™ podcast where she has weekly conversations with thought leaders and industry innovators. Deborah's podcast was started in 2008 in order to promote women-owned businesses and support the women entrepreneurs community.
Her bylines have appeared in Baseline magazine, Dailyworth.com, Bankrate.com, More.com, Working World Magazine and CNN.com. And, she's been a guest on Good Day Street Talk on Channel 5 in NYC, ABC6 TV and WFMZ TV as an expert in career transitions and reinvention.
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Nicholas Scalice is a growth marketing consultant and the founder of Earnworthy. His consultancy specializes in building landing pages that convert, helping businesses turn more website visitors into customers. Nicholas is also the host of Growth Marketing Toolbox, which is a weekly podcast series exploring the greatest growth marketing tools and technology.
Jude Klassen is a filmmaker, journalist, TV and fiction writer, actor, and host of Judecast. Klassen’s monthly columns in Movie Entertainment Magazine included one-on-one celebrity interviews (10 Questions), film picks (Klassen’s Choices) and set visits (Canada’s Call Sheet). Jude’s short stories have been published in the late great Canadian Forum and received a Canada Council Explorations grant. She wrote the widely screened Bravofact short film Do Not Bend (Chicago Reeling Fest, Toronto Inside Out, Cinefest Sudbury and many more), starring Anna Silk (Lost Girl) and Peter Keleghan (Sex After Kids).
Klassen was story editor on the Leslie Neilsen Biography spoof, Liocracy, and executive story edited 13 episodes of The Comedy Network’s quirky classic, The Mr. Dink Show.
In 2011 Jude’s alter ego Tasha James wrote a love song to Rob Ford that went viral overnight and was covered in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Blog TO, Xtra, CTV’sW5, Toronto Life and the Huffington Post. Tasha and Fast Ford Nation went on to musically skewer Big Oil, Prison Reform, and Rob Ford a few more times.
Here is the link to the NFB website Canada Screens where my movie, the enviromantic musical comedy, LOVE IN THE SIXTH, has just been released on Video On Demand. "Women in the Director's Chair".
Joe Rutland is a copywriter and author. His latest book, "CleftThoughts: Emotional Musings From The Facial Difference World," is now available for purchase on Amazon and other retailers. Rutland also is a contributing writer to large-scale publications like The Huffington Post, Addicted2Success, Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, and Elite Daily. He has spent more than 30 years in the communications/advertising industry. Visit Rutland's LinkedIn page at www.linkedin.com/in/jrutland for more information.
Hi, I am Brett Robinson. I am a High Performance Physical and Mindset Coach, working with elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes and academic and corporate clients pursuing excellence.
I consult as a Performance Therapist to Olympic level Track and Field Athletes, and various other High Performance athletes and teams.
I am the host of the podcast 'Your Life Of Impact' that was the #1 podcast on the Australian iTunes New & Noteworthy. The purpose of this podcast is to provide an abundance of value to my community, impacting the lives of Hundreds of Thousands of people through helping them tap into their Inner excellence. This is done through Inspirational stories and actionable take-homes.
Nathan Lieberman does things differently. Currently on an epic adventure around the world, Nate podcasts with people that you would normally never meet. Nathan continues to help expose people to other mindsets, lifestyles, and cultures with his podcast, Oyster World Radio, and is currently working on resources to teach people how to generate a foundation of wealth from what they already have.
Hi, I am Jason Klamm. I have over 15 years production experience in a wide range of projects, beginning with my first corporate videos, to educational shorts and series, to my first feature film entitled "Looking Forward."
Specialties: My primary function on any project is creative development. I am overseeing the entire production of my most recent documentary "Lords of Soaptown."
I host a podcast that discusses influential comedy albums with guests from the comedy world called Comedy on Vinyl Podcast.
Colonel Mickey Addison, USAF(ret), MSCE, PMP, is a leadership consultant and keynote speaker, blogger and author, and is a frequent contributor to military and industry newspapers and journals, and the founder/president of Lead the Way Media publishing, and Lead High Performance keynote speaking.
Mickey is passionate about inspiring people to be their best and leading organizations to high levels of performance. As an Air Force officer, Mickey has manged national portfolios totaling billions of dollars. He’s presented on dozens of topics to senior leaders in government, industry, state and federal government, and worked with international business and government executives and in a dozen countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Hi, I am Les Zalewski aka Les Zaldor. I am almost 48, married father with adult sons, been podcasting since March 2005. Started podcasting via a music themed podcast, also hosted Insomnia Radio: Detroit (music from detroit), co-founded TapDetroit in 2011. continued music podcast live on TapDetroit (and also produced recorded versions on zaldor.com) until 2014. Currently doing an "audio blog" podcast, with hopes to return to full 30 minute episodes in 2018 - possible move to video too.
Michael Kay is a Certified Financial Planner®, author and speaker on personal finance and financial life planning. He is the author of two books (The Feel Rich Project and The Business of Life) and he speaks and delivers workshops across the U.S.
His latest book, The Feel Rich Project, is about transforming your relationship with money—reaching clarity on what matters most and developing a personal plan to reach it.
He is the President of Financial Life Focus and a regular contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today.