Colleen Keith is a Digital Nomad and Freelance Graphic Designer. Born in Vancouver, she decided her life needed a change in 2012, and left her family, friends, cat, and secure design and fitness careers behind to move to Sydney, Australia. She lived there for 2 years, where she launched her Freelance career, worked on farms, traveled to Bali and met some of her closest friends. She has lived in Germany for the last year with her boyfriend, continuing to work for her increasing number of clients from all around the world, and ticking places off her travel bucket list. If she has one message to spread, it's that doing what you love and traveling are the best things you can do in your life!
Simone Vincenzi, known as The Italian Stallion of the speaking industry, is the co-founder of GTeX Community.
Simone is the Lead Facilitator of Explode Your Coaching Business, and has been featured on TEDx, recognised as one of the most influential Migrant Entrepreneurs in the Uk and awarded Speaker Of The Year 2016 by the ACPTC.
Fed up with the dirt of the personal development industry that no one talks about, he believes in changing the industry through the creation of a supportive and genuine community of coaches and speakers, helping them creating seminars that converts while delivering incredible value to the audience.
Successful from a young age (he was one of the youngest Micheline Star restaurant managers in Europe), he transitioned from working in the catering industry to building a 6 figure coaching practice, and shares tools with his clients to allow them to grow from 0 to £100,000.
Over the last 12 months, he has spoken in front of 5000 individuals, which included sharing the stage with Les Brown, John C. Maxwell, Simon Sinek, Trent Shelton, Jamie Smart and many more.
He has also organised over 170 events, including Gary Vee speaking from York Hall boxing ring, and he is currently speaking in more than 200 stages every year, including a very controversial TEDx talk entitled Sleeping With Your Clients
He now works with speakers, leaders and business owners helping them creating effective presentations, events, and seminars that will add 5 to 6 figures to their bottom line, without compromising their integrity and developing a unique bond with their clients.
Following his passion for making an impact in the younger generation, he also partners with the largest youth organisations in UK, helping them delivering more effective courses and training.
Simone cannot live without 3 things: Speaking, basketball and playing his didgeridoo.
As a mother of quadruplets and 2 older boys, Lydia Taggart made it through intense life experiences. She now helps mothers communicate and connect with their children, find their strengths, and create the confidence they need. Her favorite side effect of this work is seeing marriages strengthened as well.
She has been married to her best friend for over 20 years. Lydia completed her bachelor’s degree when the quads were babies, focusing on family life and psychology. She marvels that her kids love her cooking so much. Especially her restaurant quality PBJ served with a side of ice cream.
Since 1999 I have had the privilege of working with fantastic clients across a large number of different industries including education, finance, medical, not for profit, automotive, hospitality, municipal government and technology companies. With my accounting background I love helping clients streamline operations to maximize their profitability through effective use of technology. As founding partner of Anderson Morgan, I have overseen its growth from its inception working from a spare room in my house, to an organization that now has offices in Australia, Canada, the United States of America, and has provided services to companies all over the globe.
Craig is the Co-Founder of First Nature, a firm that helps business leaders and their teams to radically improve synergy, performance and create breakthrough results.
In 15 years of corporate strategy consulting and management, Craig noticed and personally experienced the full gamut of challenges and inefficiencies that show up in businesses, people and teams. After years of searching for answers to these challenges, a profound realisation in 2013 made it clear that there is only one cause responsible for all human-related inefficiency in business...and a great deal of personal struggle and unhappiness in life itself.
That one cause is a simple but widespread misunderstanding of how human experience works: It looks like we feel and experience our circumstances (e.g. events, situations and other people). It looks like circumstances have power. But the truth is, by design we can only ever feel and experience our moment-to-moment thinking, from the inside-->out. Said another way, we live inside an ebbing and flowing mind, and when we wake up to this fact of nature, it brings immense implications. For example, we cannot be a victim of the world, there is no power in circumstances, and we always have access to an unlimited supply of intelligent new thinking in any moment, to help us get done what we want to get done with grace, fulfilment and productivity. Simply, the human mind only works one-way (inside-->out via thinking) and has a built-in design for success.
Kiana Wilson is known in the professional community as an accomplished coach, trainer, educator and speaker. She has walked the same path as many of her clients and knows firsthand the challenges associated with taking professional risks and pursuing career goals.
With an MBA in Management and professional certifications as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Kiana has dedicated over ten years of her career to educating, training, and developing others, both in and outside the workplace.
Her career development advice has been featured in the publication You Are More Accomplished Than You Think and her many contributions to the fields of coaching and human resources can be seen through her HR coaching programs: Achieving Organizational Excellence Through Personal Mastery and Coaching Gen Y and Beyond.
As an adjunct professor, Kiana’s love for educating others extends to the classroom where she instructs undergraduate business courses in management, career development and human resources. A life-long learner herself, Kiana often serves as a mentor to students and colleagues alike. Her volunteer work includes serving as a:
Kasha’s very much a typical teenager who sometimes needs to be reminded to clean her room and help with the dishes but who also cares a great deal about the planet. She attends a Toronto high school which ‘supports and promotes social justice through five core tenets of education’: Human Rights, International Development, Peace Education, Environmentalism & Multiculturalism.
She is also the recipient of the first Kim Phuc Youth Award for Peace by The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace.
Her passion to make a difference started at 8 years old when she was inspired at a presentation by Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children, who took his place on the world stage at 12 years old as a young activist. Ignited by the proof that children can make a difference, she has been very involved with the organizations’ Me to We Movement for the majority of her school-life, as well as in her community, where she initiated and ran a social justice club to raise awareness & funds for local and global issues. For 4 years she attended their summer Leadership Academy and was invited to participate in 3 of their annual Youth Summits. In March, 2013 at the age of 14, Kasha was selected as youth delegate by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace to attend the United Nations for the 57th annual session on The Commission on the Status of Women. March 2016 marked her fourth year attending the UN as a Youth Delegate.
Kasha is a passionate photographer, filmmaker, blogger & entrepreneur for social good & has been since a very young age. Impressively she’s acquired quite a few creative & business skills along the way turning her creative interests into viable entrepreneurial enterprises (Sweet Scrub © & Kasha’s Cards of Kindness ©) which provides funds to fuel her love of photography, while simultaneously contributing to causes she cares about. She continues to do so with the sale of her book and exhibition fundraisers.
She is a contributor to National Geographic Learning, Nelson Publishing, The Huffington Post, Good Magazine, Matador Network, as well as several other publications. She is also a public speaker.
As part of The Global Sunrise Project, Kasha is producing a documentary film on global citizenship called The Sunrise Storyteller©, exhibitions of her photography – Travels into the Heart©, a short book of reflections of her travels abroad – Reflections of the Sunrise Storyteller© . She & her mother became Skype Ambassadors for Social Good and launched the Sunrise Chat for Social Good© series.
She plans to continue to blog on the topic of responsible and sustainable tourism.
Feature film is due for release Spring 2017 - watch for the trailer out December 2017.
Kim Svoboda is the founder of Aspiration CatalystTM, the premiere global executive coaching and consultancy firm specializing in helping organizations achieve significant business growth and exemplary leadership. Her entrepreneurial background and hands on approach translates to fast start, quick turnarounds, and immediate results for her clients. Her highly effective coaching approach combined with 25 years of senior leadership experience at Fortune 500 companies such as CDW, Insight, and Adobe Systems help her clients break through barriers and achieve their goals. Kim is accredited by the International Coach Federation and a Gallup Certified Strengths Finders Coach.
A strong advocate for giving back, Kim serves on several charity and nonprofit boards including: BBB of Chicago and Northern Illinois Executive Committee as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and the Educational Foundation, At large board member of the ICF-International Coaching Federation, Chicago Board of Directors, and Fund Raising Chair for the Fred Outa Foundation which runs schools for at risk orphans in Kenya, Africa. She is a volunteer coach/mentor to high potential leaders through Menttium and the Executives Club of Chicago.
Kim has two amazing daughters who are active in horseback riding, Girl Scouts, gymnastics, softball, and cheerleading. She and her husband, Jared, live an active lifestyle which includes running, triathlons, swimming, biking, hiking, and most things that involve being outdoors. Kim walks the talk on setting and achieving courageous goals. In 2015, she realized a dream to travel the world with her husband and two young daughters. For eight months, they circumnavigated the globe as a family, visiting five continents and 26 countries. Aspiration CatalystTM is one of her courageous goals and she intends for it to become a multimillion dollar global enterprise to inspire and empower great leaders all around the world.
In 2013 David Sandy had come off a year of foot problems that had caused his weight to go to 440+. He was in the process of shutting down his law practice. He had a side business called Nameperfection (http://www.nameperfection.com) that generated some income selling brandable domain names for startups on the internet. He briefly tried selling life insurance before deciding to focus on the domain name business that seemed to be going fairly well until Google and industry changes made it necessary to regroup.
He had started to make progress when his mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in 2014. She passed away in July of that year. In 2015, David struggled with health problems himself and managed to control them with a Ketogenic diet that allowed him to lose down to 355.
However, the diet, like all diets before, had stopped working and made him cold and sapped his energy. His thyroid levels had started to become hypothyroid.
In early 2016, he found information indicating that fasting could help control blood sugar levels and tried not eating for 18 hours. Seeing the dramatic effect even such a limited window of not eating had he figured that maybe fasting could work for weight loss.
He tried longer and longer fasting periods and passed below 240 on his last 20 day fast, a weight he figures he has not seen since sixth or seventh grade. In addition to the domain name business that has picked up, he has started a personal blog at http://prudently.com to talk about fasting and his life experiences up to this point.
-Newly wed this past August 2016
-Soon to be first time grandma – 4 weeks from now! Woohoo!
-family support to aging parents
-completed 2 year professional coach training with the Coaches Training Institute
-certified as professional coach with the International Coaching Federation
-earned certificate of training in Humanity’s Team “Conscious Business Training Program”
-earned 1st and 2nd degree Reiki designation
-entered 20th year of study and practice as an Aboriginal healer
-keynote speaker on platform with representatives from Canada Post, Microsoft
-volunteer with local Chamber of Commerce
-volunteer coach with the Humanitarian Coaches Network (providing support to global NGO staff)
-re-launched Fusion Enterprises business: “building business, leaders and lives” – here’s my biz blurb:
Christine offers a unique, distinct and powerful blend of consulting and coaching services; she works with clients from the “inside-out” helping them make changes in their lives at home and work so they are less stressed and living the full, rewarding life they yearn for and deserve.
In addition to her 20+ years business and corporate experience my clients benefit from her many years of conscious studies and holistic training, fast-tracking client’s results.
A former teacher and elementary school guidance counselor in Arizona, Brenda Poulos has realized her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Her first book, Runaways: The Long Journey Home, was published in December, 2015. Based on a recurring dream, the story of Jake and his dog, Hound, has the power of forgiveness as its central theme.
Her second book, also fiction, was published in September, 2016. The Choice: Will’s Last Testament is the story of ordinary people faced with the choice of whether or not to follow Christ.
Brenda Poulos is a former teacher and elementary school guidance counselor. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is current president of Christian Writers of the West. As a Christian author, her goal is communicate God’s love to her reading audience.
She lives in Mesa, Arizona with her husband, John. They have four adult children, seven amazing grandchildren, a lovable rescue cat and an energetic sixteen-year-old dog who sleeps between meals and daily walks around their neighborhood.
Brenda enjoys interior decorating and home renovations. One project follows another as she and her husband constantly look for yet another home in need of a little updating and TLC. She is also an elementary school, hospice, and church volunteer. Serving others is another component that gives her life meaning and purpose.
You are invited to connect Brenda on Goodreads.com, and at www.spiritualsnippets.com, where she focuses on “Seeing Life’s Events in the Light of God’s Word.” She offers new writers encouragement on www.brendapoulos.org and www.5scribesandtheirstories.com, a website she shares with other members of her critique group.
I’ve been on a healthy eating journey for many years. Starting at age 28 when I discovered I was severely hypoglycemic, I’ve adjusted and changed my diet and the eating habits of those around me.
This journey has most recently led me to remove all processed foods, gluten and preservatives from my diet. The change in how I feel both physically and emotionally has been the inspiration for my blog, ThinStrongHealthy.com, and for a new business driven by my desire to see others make the same life changing adjustments. An unexpected result of these changes is a significant drop in weight.
I have consistently kept to this eating regimen for the past 4 years now, and the changes I’ve experienced I now share via article writing in an online news publication, products and blog posts and my new TV show titled, Thin Strong Healthy”.
Imagine… Americans changing the way they eat and losing weight without trying and without subjecting themselves to “diets” and the resulting yo-yo weight lose then gain we see happen all the time. Imagine needing to watch your weight so you don’t become too thin. It can be a reality.
My earliest childhood memory is putting my younger sister in a garment bag in my grandparent’s attic and not being able to get her out. I was probably 5 years old. I think the memory is clear because I was terrified of getting in trouble, which finally motivated me to get her out of the bag…
When I was 12 years old, the Beatles arrived in the US. I loved the song, “She Loves You”…mostly the “yeah, yeah, yeah part….
I don’t watch much TV. No drama, but I love old black and white movies. Late 30s through mid 50s.
My mission is to share my discoveries to benefit those around me.
I didn’t learn this… I live it!
Joan Pagano is the author of best-selling fitness books, including Strength Training Exercises for Women, a motivational speaker on health and fitness topics and the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in New York City. Former trainer to Jacqueline Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, Joan has specialized in strength training for women since 1988. She is an authority on the benefits of exercise for women's health issues such as menopause, osteoporosis and breast cancer, as well as strength training across the decades.
Katie Christy is the founder and CEO of Activate Your Talent. An Army spouse, Katie loves helping people understand their natural talents and how to leverage that knowledge to be more effective. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Accredited Financial Counselor, and Cross Fit Level 1 Trainer. Katie gets serious energy from helping people and organizations discover and utilize their strengths. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and two boys.
Madison is the sugar-free, yoga obsessed, variety-loving Health, Happiness and Habits Coach behind The Slow Health Movement. A movement dedicated to shaking up the fitness and health industries and putting a stop to the quick results, cookie cutter non-solutions. Through the six Slow Health principles of slow, intentional living, experimentation, habits, body positivity, movement and sugar freedom, Madison has completely changed her life and now shows others how they can do the same.
Trista Signe Ainsworth was born and raised in Oregon. She grew up living out in the country with her parents and younger brother. She remembers when her mom showed her a cookbook for children that she used when she was a child. Trista was thrilled and the first recipe she tried in the book was cinnamon toast. Later on she made lemonade and other recipes from the book. She felt proud and thrilled to be making dishes for her family. Her first “commercial venture” was selling some “biscuits” that she made from flour and water on her family’s deck. Later on, her mom gave her free reign in the kitchen and she began to learn how to make more complicated dishes and often cooked and baked for family dinners and parties.
Now, she lives with her husband and son in Beaverton, Oregon. While working as a part time English as a Second Language instructor for a community college she started her first business baking goodies for the farmer’s market with her mom and sister in law. Later on, she founded Cheery Pies on her own baking pies and selling them at the market as well. Finally, she created The Cheery Chef. She writes weekly recipes for her blog on her website, serves meals to clients via Josephine.com and love to continue to develop yummy and healthy recipes!
“Country music hits the heart, and feeds the soul; it’s the story of all our lives in one way or another.” That’s Madelyn Victoria’s perspective on the depth of Country music and just one of many reasons why this talented young vocalist and songwriter from Deep South Texas decided to pursue a career in the Country Music industry.
Madelyn Victoria was born on September 2nd, 1990 in Harlingen, TX, and has literally been influenced by Country music since then. “My obstetrician, Doctor Hughston, had Country music playing throughout the operating room while he delivered me! I think that’s the coolest thing, and one of the many reasons why I love Country music so much.” Her penchant for singing and performing was evident at an early age, with only a brush as a microphone, and coffee table as a stage, Madelyn would perform for her family singing along to George Strait, Alan Jackson, Selena, and more. She then had her first public performance at a San Benito High School Christmas Play when she was only five years old. “I remember feeling nervous but loving it at the same time… the nerves slowly went away with every performance after that… this is what I was born to do.” Eager to continue singing and performing, she entered local talent competitions and pageants in South Texas, earning top awards and gaining recognition throughout her youth.
At the age of 13, Madelyn became a part of her church choir and no more than a year later, alongside her Pastor Dr. Dwayne Spearman, she became the lead vocalist for her church. At around the same time, Madelyn wrote her first song. Influences from nature, family, faith, hope, love, and life time experiences led Madelyn to start writing. “I hope to have my music playing in the background at backyard BBQ’s and at honkytonks, at weddings and parties… and hope my music and songs are able to show people the love of Jesus Christ.”
In 2006, Madelyn undertook training with Barbizon School of Talent in Dallas to perfect her showmanship and presentation. She was then selected by DMG Management of Dallas to attend the Modeling Association of America International Competition and Convention in New York in 2007 held at the Waldorf Astoria where she dazzled the judges with her rendition of “Real Fine Place to Start” by Sara Evans. Madelyn out-sang all other competitors to win the vocal competition. Other categories she competed in included Soap Opera, TV Commercial, and Photo Posing receiving 2nd Runner Up and honorable mentions, respectively. To gain additional exposure that same year, Madelyn Victoria auditioned to perform with the Radio Disney Superstars of Dallas, was selected, and had the opportunity to be a part of the opening act for pop boy band sensation The Jonas Brothers. Soon after, Madelyn was trained to become an acting and vocal performance coach for Barbizon, showcases for iPOP, and for Studio 92 in Dallas, TX.
Without formal voice lessons, Madelyn Victoria relied heavily on the music programs offered at her high school to cultivate her voice. As a member and section leader of the San Benito High School Choir, Madelyn received Superior ratings for two consecutive years at the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Competition. She also competed in the FFA Talent Contest series winning District, Area, and qualified as a State finalist where she performed at the Texas FFA Convention at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock, Texas before an audience of 5,000. Her varied interest in music led her to study Mariachi for two years, where she further developed her voice and honed her skills playing guitar. She was recognized as All Region Mariachi Female Vocalist, 1st Chair during her senior year. Competing at the University of Texas Pan American Festiva de Artes vocal competition in Edinburg, TX in 2009, Madelyn Victoria received its most prestigious award, Vocal Champion, and was given the opportunity to open for the world renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan. To diversify her singing repertoire, Madelyn briefly received opera vocal training and participated in Master Chorale and the Bravo Opera Company at the University of Texas Brownsville, in the fall of 2009. However, Madelyn Victoria’s true passion resides in country music. The array of styles within country music, the unique fan base, and grounded artists were most compelling and a natural fit for her own sound and aspirations. “Country music represents a lifestyle that I live, and want to live… words and music that help me with the ups and downs of this crazy life, and to rejoice and love the life our Lord gave us.”
Currently, Madelyn Victoria and her own band perform at local venues, honkytonks, bars, and events in south Texas. Names in Country music, including Nashville and Texas recording artists, that she has opened up for and shared the stage with have been Easton Corbin, Turnpike Troubadours, Tracy Lawrence, Kevin Fowler, Clay Walker, Josh Thompson, Dustin Lynch, Zac Brown Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, and more. Madelyn also sings the National Anthem at United League games, and at local high school sporting events, political rallies, patriotic ceremonies, rodeos, and stock shows, including the 2009 Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo in Los Fresnos, Texas where Madelyn Victoria was crowned the inaugural Rodeo Queen. This was one of many crowns she has earned including Cameron County Cowgirl, being her high school’s homecoming queen, Miss Texas Homecoming Queen, and 2nd Runner Up for Americas Homecoming Queen. In December of 2012, Madelyn performed in Las Vegas (Planet Hollywood and at the NFR Rodeo) as the Shania Twain Sing-Off Contest Winner. Madelyn Victoria plays the guitar, writes the lyrics & melody to all her songs, and collaborates with her brother and other musicians to write the accompanying music. Madelyn not only has a passion for singing and songwriting, but for helping others and donating her time to the community. She volunteers at local Motor Training events for special needs children, sings to the children at hospitals and rehab centers and started her own annual event called “Octave Higher Christmas”. Her hopes are that one day, it will become a large non-profit organization and that it can reach out to children throughout the US and all over the world. Madelyn Victoria’s music can be purchased on iTunes and can be heard on YouTube.
“I sing because I believe I have a talent from God and hope to be like a shining light to this world, making as many friends as I can, and to be a role model for young girls and women everywhere.”
Rachael Meisels of HealthPunk Coaching and Oils is an Empowerment Coach, helping you get tapped in to your most vibrant, fulfilling life.
Rachael believes in nurturing all 360 degrees of our lives beyond physical health, including emotions & thoughts, relationships & community, and spiritual connection. She asserts that caring for your own body, mind & spirit isn’t only important for YOU, but for ALL of us, because it builds a shining legacy for our future.
Through her 1:1 coaching, group workshops and transformational events, Rachael loves using creativity, fun and a little magic so we can dance through life, not just survive it.
James Erdt is a sought-after speaker, award winning author, success coach and philanthropist plus the public TV Host of ‘The DYNAMO Show’. He has been featured on Rogers TV, CBC, CBS, Breakfast Television, City TV, Muchmusic, That Channel and in the Toronto Star, Mississauga News as well as numerous fitness magazines and websites.
James Erdt is the ‘Chief Architect of WOW’ for DYNAMO Entrepreneur, which is an innovative, socially responsible organization, dedicated to guiding people of all ages, predominantly visionaries, thought-leaders and game-changers. By creating leading edge products, popular social networks and engaging events, both offline and online, James consistently strives to better people and inclusively enhance the world for all.
Amongst other awards, some of the most notable that James Erdt has achieved is winning the Canadian Motivational Speaker Talent Search, nominated for Top 40 Under 40, Canadian Personal Trainer & Fitness Manager of the Year, numerous natural physique competition placings and he is an Amazon Best Selling Author for the DYNAMO Diaries Series.
James has addressed more than 500 live audiences and consulted for mega-brands like Nike, Skechers, Titika, GoodLife Fitness, One Health Clubs and Fitness STAR International. He has been featured at events with public figures like Jack Canfield, Brendon Burchard, Marci Shimoff, John Gray, Mark Victor Hanson, John Assaraf, Bill Walsh, James MacNeil, James Aurthur Ray, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Janet Attwood, T. Harv Eker and Dr. John Demartini.
James has proven results that showcase he has the perseverance, resourcefulness and wisdom required to meet the greatest of challenges. He now shares his story of overcoming drug addictions, prison, gang activity, spinal surgery and near death situations as a young man with others to support and inspire them on their own life path and evolutionary journey. Paying it forward, James is actively involved with the REVIVER Rejuvenation Ranch for at-risk youth amongst other charities supporting teens, to make positive and proactive decisions to live healthier, safer and better lives especially for those who have lost their way.
Through his practical real world guidance, James inspires others how to find the passion, courage, strength and most importantly, the available resources to live out their dreams with purpose. His mission statement is “Sustainably empowering people, prosperity and planet!”
James Erdt is available for speaking engagements, public appearances & success coaching. For bookings, please contact his team: info@DYNAMOentrepreneur.com
What if you could help those you lead, teach, or serve to:
• STOP holding back due to needless self-doubt
• GO for more challenging assignments/promotions/opportunities
• FEEL and ACT more confident
These results have become a REALITY for my clients in the US, Canada, and Europe.
I'd like your organization (or YOU) to get these same results.
You see, millions of people secretly worry they're not as intelligent or capable as others see them. It’s called the Impostor Syndrome. And it hurts individuals AND the bottom line.
► WHO I SERVE
❷ Higher Ed
❹ Professionals & Entrepreneurs
❺ Charitable orgs
► HOW I SERVE
My signature keynote is called:
“How To Feel As Bright And Capable As They THINK You Are: Why Capable People Suffer From Impostor Syndrome And How To Thrive In Spite Of It”
This interactive, often humorous, surprisingly upbeat, and always practical message has been delivered to over 80 THOUSAND people!
► UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE
Contrary to what psychologists say, you can’t share your way out of impostor syndrome.
Confident people aren’t more intelligent, capable, or talented. The only difference is they think different thoughts. Period.
My Approach: “If you want to stop FEELING like an impostor, you need to stop THINKING like an impostor.”
► UNIQUELY QUALIFIED
I’m not a psychologist or an academic. So when I speak to…
LEADERS/EMPLOYEES: I do so as a former Fortune 200 company manager who knows how self-doubt hurts individual performance AND efforts to attract, retain, and advance bright people
STUDENTS: Having earned an advanced degree I get what they’re up against
ENTREPRENEURS: I know how confidence holds them back because I’ve coached thousands of self-bossers
WOMEN: I literally wrote the book on this topic
ANY AUDIENCE: I put impostor feelings in a social context based on years in the diversity field
Kevin Judge is an author, speaker, coach, and consultant. Described as forward-thinking,pragmatic, and trustworthy, Kevin works with leaders and organizations to produce extraordinary results and transform impossible futures into reality. His goal is to help build a world in which the vast majority of people and organizations prosper from winning manager- employee relationships. To achieve this goal, he is leading a movement to emphasize the criticality of strong leadership.
Over the last twenty-one years Kevin has reported to twenty-seven bosses: most were adequate, a few were fantastic, and four were horrible and life-changing. Fascinated by management and leadership approaches, he has discovered the impact people’s actions have on both individual and organizational success.
Through his work as a leader, partner, coach and consultant, Kevin has helped people across Canada, the United States, and Europe. He has driven success in climates of growth, decline, and business transformation through targeted human resources, talent management and organizational development initiatives. Clients have ranged in size from small to multi-national, and included industries such as high-technology, health-care, financial services, research & development, government, and non-profit.
Kevin is pleased to have made a difference in the lives and careers of executives, new and experienced leaders, teams, health care professionals, small business owners, and individuals looking to enhance their careers.
Kevin is a Certified Executive Coach and has been educated in business, adult learning, and human resources. When not travelling, he lives in Ottawa (Canada) where he also teaches business and human resources at Algonquin College. He’s always open to a good game of snooker.
The past three years can best be described by this theme: “Going beyond comfortable and experiencing new heights.”
This occurred in each of three primary areas of my life:
1) As a Mom of 3 kids: I have experienced the joy of watching them grow into unique individual as two are teens and one a pre-teen. They are also all roller-coaster junkies and the past 2 years, we have gone on an amusement park and Major league baseball stadium quest. This has taken us to multiple cities and into Canada where we have experience different cultures and cuisines. Also as port of the amusement park tours, I have pushed beyond my fear of heights to experience a being launched at 120 miles per hour straight up 420 feet. The ride lasts 17 seconds. I also experienced virtual reality while riding a roller coaster this past summer.
2) As a professional speaker and business owner, I came out from behind the curtain a little bit to host my own 1-day event. I have helped run many other people’s events and have spoken at many other events but this was my first solo event. I learned a lot and it was a great experience. I have also expanded my business to greater heights by fully stepping into my strengths as an intuitive and a business consultant. The blend of both talents has been very powerful. It also propelled me to launch my new website www.thrivingentrepreneur.com
3) As a teacher- I teach at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and I love teaching. I broke the mold first by teaching 4 classes in one day and then last year teaching 5 classes back to back. For an MBA program, this is a lot of classes. I found that teaching this many classes has allowed me to impact more students.
The common thread for all of these experiences and what has supported me to go to new heights has been mindset and having what I call a “thriving mindset” which is one that is always moving forward.
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas
As a Leading Business Coach & First Lady, God has blessed me to help thousands of high achievers & entrepreneurs understand their most unique and powerful talents so they can make a larger impact, amplify their strengths, and thrive financially.
Bottom line: I love enlarging leaders like you and adding exceptional value to your life.
My mission is to:
Career Highlights & Honors