Quentin Floyd, known simply as Floyd, or "Floyd the DJ" in entertainment circles, is a proud US veteran with ventures encompassing numerous field from entertainment, sports nutrition, to e-commerce. Born and raised in Mississippi, to moving around to many different geographies across the world due to his active service in the US Air Force, Floyd has now called our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, home for over the past 10 years.
Floyd got his start in entertainment as a radio DJ at just 17 and has been in the game for over 20 years. His body of work includes international performances, working with A-list musicians and celebrities, partnering up for events with Professional Sports teams, Radio Stations, Fortune 500 companies, charities, and more. He marks a charity event for the Fisher House organization as one of his most memorable where volunteers throughout the night worked together to raise over $100,000 in just under 8 hours. With a true heart for helping those who are less fortunate, Floyd has also partnered with tons of professional organizations and celebrities to raise money in support of kids and their families in need. He is by far one of the best DJs/Master of Ceremonies not only in the nation's capital but the entire US.
While in active service, Floyd had the honor of being a part of the security team that protected the United States and its Presidents. In his professional career he was also part of the DoD's CITF & selected to be the personal bodyguard for the president of a leading global security company.
In the mid-2000’s, Floyd began to game plan life after the military, while he and his wife were also facings some major life challenges. It was at that point they met Scott DeVore and decided to become entrepreneurs. They became successful with hard work and dedication, allowing them to become debt free in there 20's. Floyd credits his success to his daily association with other businessmen and women who were more successful than he was combined with their willingness to share their knowledge and experience with him. Over the past 10 years, Floyd’s entrepreneurial footprint has grown, where he provides security, leadership, and business training for numerous schools, professional organizations, youth organizations, fund raising events and charities.
Sean Healy is a Personal Change Agent and NLP Trainer.Sean's mission is to support Entrepreneurial Couples, people in business partnership and anyone looking to achieve business as well as relationship goals.
He has had over 20 years of experience in the self development field and uses a variety of behavioural models to assist individuals to increase self awareness and manage the people dynamics that play out in business.
Sean offers individual consultations as well as public and in house corporate trainings. He also provides a podcast series on iTunes Sean Healy "Tools" which is designed to provide tips and strategies for getting more out of life!
You can also contact Sean through the Emergence Training website.
It all happened one cold February morning. I decided to call a friend about her podcast to learn about building my own. I was surprised to find her number wasn't in my phone. So I called my high school friend Janet E. Johnson (the E stands for something different Every show) to talk about her show "Social Media Hangout Time". As fate would have it, there was a "re-tooling" in process. I had no idea that the re-tooling meant changing the name, the website and adding me as the co-host. It's been a great ride.
We spend most of our shows talking about ways to grow your business both online and off. Janet has deep deep knowledge of the Facebook platform and an insatiable curiosity for new platforms (we've been having a ton of fun on http://blab.im and periscope as of late). We've also had some amazing guests like "LinkedIn Rockstar" Mike O'Neil, "Digital Cat Herder" Stephen Caggiano, Inventor/Author Stephen Sadler, BIG Idea Girl Keri Jaehnig, "Mr. Go-Giver" Bob Burg (8/21/15) and a LOT more.
If you're interested in learning about how networking and social media can grow your business, head over to http://businessgrowthtime.com. You can watch the videos of the recordings. You can also download the podcasts at iTunes and Stitcher. We'd also invite you join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/businessgrowthtime/
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Moneymaker for celebrities and high net worth entrepreneurs Ashleigh Blatt came out of her behind-the-scenes role to the forefront as the Chief Curator & Master Motivator within The Power Squad Project. Think TheSkimm, but for women entrepreneurs, The Project acts as an email community for women entrepreneurs who want to connect with like-minded women entrepreneurs interested building businesses that give them freedom, a challenge and an impact on the world.
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Patrick Pistor is a true oil and gas professional, he has experience working in upstream and midstream oil and gas Operations, Process Improvement, Healthy, Safety and Environment, Contracts and Sales and Marketing roles.
Patrick has worked in the U.S., Turkey, Angola, Singapore, Australia and various European countries throughout his oil and gas career.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his M.B.A. from the University of Houston. Patrick is also Six Sigma Black Belt.
In addition to working as the Managing Director of Lean Oilfield, Patrick is a co-founder and board member of the Oil and Gas Global Network, co-host of the Oil and Gas HSE Podcast and a reporter for the Energy Flow Network.
Patrick relies on his expansive oil and gas experience to serve his clients and to give his audiences the benefit of his expertise, when he speaks publicly on topics ranging from Industrial B2B Marketing, Process Improvement, Health, Safety and the Environment and other topics related to oil and gas industry.
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Brandon Wright believes you should listen to others but think for yourself. A free-thinking entrepreneur who made his own rules after a series of hardships, Brandon quickly learned there is no how-to manual for entrepreneurship. He struggled to make ends meet for years, but made the bold decision in 1999 to purchase an existing carpet cleaning business with a customer list of only 30 individuals that had only been in business for two months. Through hard work, creative networking tactics and unmatched customer service, Brandon’s leadership grew UltraClean into a $2.4 million business, expanding its services over the years to include water damage restoration, a 24/7 service for home emergencies.
Since selling his business in 2016, Brandon has turned his focus into helping other entrepreneurs embrace their free-thinking spirit. Brandon sees a major obstacle in the entrepreneurial community: small business ownership means most entrepreneurs are owned. The problem is they have been domesticated, which makes them blind to potential. As host of Wright Stuff Radio and founder of Wright Stuff Media, Brandon is the Chief Storyteller, sharing stories, insights and ideas that are the antidote of the be-like-everyone-else information that small business owners are flooded with. Brandon and his team change how you see reality, yourself, your beliefs and the marketplace. Their mission is to change perspective.
Husband father of two boys, graduate of University of Florida, Ron Pearl is a Profit Strategist with Expand Your Impact. Certified practitioner of access Bars.
Hi I am Harrison Uffindell. " I am a motivated self-starter with a background in entrepreneurship, management consulting and law. My passion, is growing and building startups.
While at university I co-founded and grew a online food subscription startup (meatmail.co.nz) into a successful business that employed 10 staff, generated a $1m run rate and successfully exited in late 2014.
After earning degrees in Law, Economics & Finance, I began my career as a Lawyer and worked at one of New Zealand's "tier 1" corporate law firms, Bell Gully. Needing to get closer to the business world I shifted career and began work in management consulting in Sydney, specialising in strategy and performance improvement.
In 2015 I moved back to the startup world as the first employee on the ground in APAC for Tilt, a VC-backed tech payments startup based in San Francisco. Launching out of Y-Combinator, Tilt raised over $67m in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Sean Parker, Y-Combinator, and others.
My role as Country Manager at Tilt was a blend of both strategy and execution. I was responsible for the day to day execution of market metrics, leading the local growth, product and marketing efforts. I also managed the Australian hiring, resourcing, budget and P&L. In February 2016, I was named in the Forbes Asia "30 Under 30" list (http://onforb.es/1SCzPbq).
Tilt was acquired by Airbnb in March 2017. I am now heading up BizOps for Airbnb across Australia and New Zealand.
In any spare time I have, I love meeting and talking to other startup founders and entrepreneurs (I recently started a podcast to record these conversations). I also assist a number of local startups with any problems their facing (both big and small), with a particular focus on helping them to achieve scalable sustainable growth. "
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Thom Ernst is a Toronto based film critic and writer. CBC Radio listeners will recognize him as an on-air columnist appearing on Fresh Air and Radio Syndication. He is a film writer and an on-air film critic – both radio and television.
Thom is perhaps best remembered as the host and producer of televisions’ longest running movie program Saturday Night at the Movies.
Divya Parekh is a 3 times #1 International best-selling author, keynote speaker, business relationship advisor and writing coach extraordinaire who has had great success with aspiring authors and speakers. Divya’s books and strategies have been endorsed by the likes of Brian Tracy, Marshall Goldsmith, Kevin Harrington (Shark Tank), James Malinchak (ABC’s Secret Millionaire), Sherry Winn (Two-time Olympian) and many more….
Whether Divya is speaking, advising corporate clients, coaching business owners or helping authors to write their books and get published, she has a message that is essential to bringing success to anyone. That message has five tenets: 1. Servant Leadership 2. Collaboration, not Competition 3. Build Relationships that matter 4. Mindfulness works everywhere 5. Knight yourself In the season of giving Divya is sharing two gifts with you: https://success.divyaparekh.com/goals/ and https://success.divyaparekh.com/assessment/
Faith Leader, Missionary, Entrepreneur, Musician/Psalmist, Artist, Civic Leader, Community Organizer, Social Engineer and T.V. Personality are just a few of the titles and honors bestowed upon Rev Don Armstead; however, dearest of all is to be called a child of God.
With his ministry calling based upon the book of Isaiah 49:1-3, Minister Armstead has surrendered to the diversity of God’s design for his life. Beginning his licensed ministry in 1989 at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, Illinois, under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Thurston II, Rev. Don has journeyed through various ministry anointings. Embracing God’s call, he has experienced a variety of ministries many clergy don’t have opportunity to labor in. His experience ranges from preaching, teaching, music and deliverance, to focusing on children, young adult, singles, homeless, prison, nursing home and multimedia ministries.
A Lubbock native, celebrating over 25 years of ministry, Minister Don Armstead returned home in 1997 and labored beside his father, the late Rev. Dr. Leon Armstead, who pastored Greater St. Mark Baptist Church for 32 years. There, Rev Don Armstead continues to provide leadership as Overseeing Pastor, serving as Director of Worship, Administration and Education as well as Minister of Music.
Although he has a unique depth of ministry experience, Rev. Armstead cherishes his early years at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Slaton, TX, under the pastorate of Rev. C. C. Peoples, Sr.. Experiencing an explosive birth in ministry under Pastor Peoples, and celebrated by his late father, Rev. Armstead continues to revisit his humble beginnings. He acknowledges his accountability and covering to be Pastor Peoples, his spiritual father.
A former student at Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, IL, Mississippi Valley State University and Texas Tech University, Rev. Armstead has had the opportunity to minister in word and song in other churches across the nation, including Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (Chicago) founded by the legendary Rev Dr. Clay Evans, and Trinity United Church of Christ under the pastorate of Dr. Jeremiah Wright.
Submitting to God’s call to reestablish ministry in the west Texas area, Rev. Armstead continues to serve as needed at Greater St. Mark, where his sister, Rev. Venus M. Smitherman, serves as Pastor. God is continuing to use Rev. Don W. Armstead as a vessel for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. With an anointing for ushering in the Presence of Almighty God, prepare your hearts for a divine encounter with God.
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I'm Heather Smith from Brisbane Australia. My catchline is: Tell me what you do and I’ll tell you how to automate it.
I'm a Chartered Accounting & Author of 8 best selling books.
I’m the author of eight business books including Xero for Dummies series of books and Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 days. I’m a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Certified Accountant (UK), Certified Practicing Accountant, Fellow of the ICB, Commerce Graduate, Registered BAS Agent, and Accredited Trainer.
I produce a popular accounting podcast called Cloud Stories, and I facilitate online Xero MasterMind FaceBook group which focuses on cloud business platforms, and I run the Cloud Accountants and Advisors Meetup which meets once a month in Brisbane at the River City Labs(home of an Australian SHARK). I also regularly write and create content around these topics.
I'm familiar with many solutions in the small business accounting software eco-system.
Link to Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathersmithau/
Debra Simpson is the epitome of an early adopter of technology. In fact, her fingers were flying across her first computer, a TRS-80 from Radio Shack in 1985 when the world wide web was still an international bulletin board!
Today, folks master the web with Deb as she shares low cost and no cost marketing techniques that drive traffic and revenue.
Connecting People On-Line and Off-Line
When Debra started publishing a small business newspaper in North San Diego County, she recognized the value of building community by offering her members the opportunity to write for the paper. As web 2.0 emerged, Deb was at the forefront of creating engagement and content for a designated community of small business owners.
Translating Broadcasting Goals to Podcasting Needs
This early adopter joined the powerhouse publisher McGraw-Hill In 1995 to enter the brave new world of digital development. Relying upon her early tech wizardry, Debra built its New Media Division and later was awarded Author of the Year in the department. Leveraging the digital experience, she started podcasting to her niche of North San Diego small business owners.
Staying Current & Cutting Edge
Working in the ever-changing tech world has taught Deb to understand its underlying theory. This practical approach makes her an easy-to-understand (and follow!) speaker at expos, small business conferences, and webinar presentations.
Traveling the World and Pursuing Adventure
A world-traveler by design, Deb uncovers hidden highlights of architectural and magical structures. Needless to write, wherever Deb is, she’ll find a way to connect to the web.
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Kesha Brown, founder of Uncommon Chick Media, is a Visual Branding Strategist who is wildly passionate about helping high-achieving women, who are ridiculously awesome at what they do, create profitable brands so they can stand out in their fields, get hired by the best and do good in their world. She powerfully supports business owners who struggle with website design, personal branding, social networking and owning their unique style by focusing on smart ideas, creative designs, and clarity of message.
In addition, she is the founder of the Uncommon Chick Lifestyle Blog and Escape Normal podcast, which is all about personal development and self-care for ambitious women and escaping from mediocrity and settling.
She's also that chick who often swaps out the keyboard for colored pencils to color her way to relaxation, rest, empowerment and positivity and can be easily bribed with sweet smelling candles. :)
Design Website: http://uncommonchickmedia.com
Lifestyle Blog/Podcast: http://uncommonchick.com
Social: @uncommonchick (everywhere)
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Jim Cavale is a 3-Time INC. 5000 Entrepreneur, an annual award that INC. Magazine reserves for America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. His passion for people is at the core of everything he does in business and life. People who know Jim well, know he is all about relationships and gives unconditionally to those around him.
Originally from Upstate New York, Jim accepted a baseball scholarship to University of Montevallo (UM), an NCAA Division II school just outside of Birmingham, Alabama, where he not only played ball but also sewed his entrepreneurial roots in building a sports broadcasting network for the university.
He then built a sports recruiting tech marketplace in NextSpex, before exiting in 2010 to build Iron Tribe Fitness from one gym to more than 45 gyms across America.
INFLCR serves sports team brands by aggregating their internally-produced content and their current player, coach, recruit and former player social media channels into one SaaS platform. This platform connects to a mobile app that these individual social media channels can use to publish content and tell their organic story on social.
Along with growing this new brand, Jim has Co-Founded a beauty on-demand app with his wife Yazmin (GLOW), serves as the Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Birmingham’s state-of-the-art Innovation Depot Velocity Accelerator program, serves on the board for the Birmingham Venture Club and chairs the board for The Aspire Movement, a mentoring movement for young fatherless children in Birmingham.
Cem Yildiz is the co-host of the Powerful Nonsense podcast and food entrepreneur bringing vegan döner kebabs to hungry Londoners!
My name is Lewis Franielczyk. I am a podcaster and entrepreneur from Wales in the United Kingdom. My podcast is a Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing podcast called "Championship Rounds Podcast" and have started up many small businesses. I am 21 years of age, my dream is to inspire people through my work.
Murielle Fellous was born and raised in France and left when she was 18 to attend college at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she graduated with a bachelor in accounting.
She began coaching and tutoring in high school, and after starting a career in accounting, found herself coaching and helping as people who were going through a hard time were drawn to her. The feedback was very positive and she fell in love with it.
Self empowerment and spiritual development became her passion.
She decided to get certified and start a coaching business while still working full time in an accounting job and raising three kids as a divorced mom.
She now coaches clients in three different countries and has created her own programs, combining the various tools and techniques that she spent 15 years studying as a way to help women attract healthy relationships in their lives.
Her coaching involves powerful questions leading to self discovery, Emotional Freedom Techniques or Tapping, and energy work, as well as using imagery as a way to open the dialogue with the subconscious mind.
Elzie D Flenard, III is the founder of Enterprise NOW!. Enterprise NOW! is a business development firm that helps businesses launch, grow, and maximize through coaching, business training, and pod-casting.
Elzie is the host of the Enterprise NOW! Pod-cast,
Elzie has more than a decade of experience as an engineering professional and entrepreneur. He thrives on thinking outside the box, bringing the best out of entrepreneurs, and driving results. He provokes thought, challenges creativity and inspires persistence.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Carroll University and is an Accredited Small Business Consultant.
In his free time, Elzie enjoys singing, bowling, watching movies and spending time with his family.
Rich Boberg is the President and Founder of H2HR Consulting Group, a provider of strategic HR services for small, start-up, and early stage organizations. Rich has more than 13 years of business experience successfully managing the operations of a major full-line department store and over 11 years as an innovative HR practitioner and consultant.
Rich’s career began in retail with Macy’s where he twice earned the company’s most prestigious award, Store Manager/ Store of the Year honors in addition to earning a record number of performance awards during his tenure. His next adventure was joining Ur-Energy, a start-up uranium mining company, where he built a state-of-the-art HR infrastructure from the ground up as the company grew from a start-up to a fully operating mining company. From there, he joined SurveyGizmo, an early-stage software company, where he successfully developed and implemented the full suite of HR polices and programs that successfully aligned with the company’s aggressive 3 year 100% growth plan.
In addition to Rich’s strong background in management and as an HR practitioner, he discovered his passion for providing HR consulting services through his work with the Employers Council in Denver and decided to launch his own HR consulting firm!
Rich earned a BSc degree in Business Management from Montana State University and holds the Society of Human Resources Management–Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR), and the Professional Human Resources California (PHRca) certifications. He is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM National) and Mile High SHRM (Denver Chapter) where he served as the Director of Marketing in 2014. Rich also regularly writes and podcasts on HR topics for the Hard Hat HR blog and podcast.
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Hi I am Andrew Montesi. I am a full-stack marketer, media producer and entrepreneur with a career that has extended across sport marketing, professional services, social enterprise and TV news.
I use the power of high quality content to build personal and company brands, focussing on channels such as podcasting, influencers, blogging, video and design.
I have worked with lawyers, financial advisers, start ups, sporting organisations, member associations, political candidates, schools, education professionals, retailers, manufacturers, entertainers and business consultants.
I have led and managed projects with teams across Adelaide, London, Boston and Ho Chi Minh.
While my foundations are in media and content marketing, I have strong skills in branding, social and digital marketing, business development and company operations. This broad knowledge enables me to offer strategies and advice that encompass the full marketing mix.
I oversee marketing and growth at PickStar, Australia’s largest marketplace to book sports stars for any event, marketing campaign or experience. In addition I provide marketing and media services through my company, Apiro Consulting.
I host and produce a business and personal growth podcast, Rooster Radio, where I interview ‘interesting people doing amazing things’ in entrepreneurship, leadership, health, politics, technology, hospitality and more. The podcast has a five star iTunes rating and has partnered with media outlet, InDaily.
I was a co-founder of startup TalkLife (based in London), a global social network collaborating with Microsoft Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University on world first youth mental health insights.
Previously I was a television sport reporter and producer at 9 News, after starting my career in the Adelaide Football Club's communications department.
Sandy Grigsby is an entrepreneur, photographer, philanthropist, author, motivational speaker, educator, and Founder of Brio Five, LLC, a leading brand photography studio focused on personal branding, women’s empowerment, and executive leadership.
Her passion is to show women their true power, beauty, and radiance. As a photographer, she regularly donates photo sessions to those in need and has partnered with Dress For Success, a non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence. Sandy helps women find self-worth and confidence when re-entering the workforce by transforming the way they see themselves.
Sandy has years of experience in wildlife, branding, and lifestyle photography, as well as web and graphic design. Her work has been featured in several leading publications such as People Magazine, California Style Magazine, C Magazine, Wild Planet Photo Magazine, Buzzfeed, Orange County Business Journal, and West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine.
She's the author of a children’s book that inspires young people to accept and love themselves. She also updates her own cookbook, Sandyscookbook.com, regularly. Her second children's book is being published in 2018, and sets out to educate youth on etiquette, hospitality, and the importance of maintaining friendships with a wide variety of people. She spends her free time volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters LA and uplifting those who need a confidence boost or new perspective on life.