Larry Robertson is an innovation advisor who works, writes, and guides at the nexus of creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurship. He is the author of two award-winning books: "The Language of Man. Learning to Speak Creativity" and "A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress.” Larry is a columnist for Inc. Magazine and the Creativity Post and also writes for or has appeared on MSNBC, Fast Company, AdAge, SmartBrief, and Productive Flourishing. As founder of Lighthouse Consulting, he has for over 25 years guided entrepreneurial ventures and their leaders through growth to lasting success.
Nathan Keegan:- Responsible for the Operational oversight of 16 adult neurology practices spread out over 9 different divisions of the Department of Neurology. Also maintain Financial oversight of 8 divisions operating within the Outpatient Clinic. Over 150 clinicians generating more than 40,000 visits annually.
- Budgetary responsibilities of over $15 million annually.
- Lead a team of 3 Practice Administrators as direct reports with overall responsibility for more than 60 FTEs as well as 1 per-diem employee and 6 temporary staff at all times.
- Provided guidance and leadership during a difficult transition of information systems in order to minimize the impact on both patients as well as administrative support staff.
- Partnered with physician leaders to increase clinical capacity and increase outpatient volume by 18% in my first 2 years.
My name is Steven Hesse and I run Geek Apocalypse, the award-nominated media/podcast website, as well as host/produce the award-winning Mentally Sound radio show in Newcastle. I am a great host and I'm insanely curious about life. I occasionally freelance having worked for the BBC and several independent companies and as a youth worker for Barnados and YMCA amongst others.
Michael Carlon is the host of the Uncorking a Story podcast (www.uncorkingastory.com) which features depth interviews with people making a difference in the world today. In addition, he is the author of Return to Casa Grande, Uncorking a Murder, Winning Streak, The Last Homily, and the forthcoming All the F*cks I Cannot Give.
When he is not writing a novel, a magazine article, or a piece for his local newspaper, Mike earns his living as a marketing consultant traveling around the world interviewing people about their experiences with and attitudes towards his clients' products and services. He is an expert at understanding what makes people tick and translating those insights into intelligence his clients can use to make better decisions.
Mike lives in Stamford, CT with his wife Nicole and their teenage triplets Grace, Patrick, and Maggie. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Fairfield University.
Doug Lawrence is the founder of TalentC® a Human Resources solution provider focused on effective mentoring. Doug is an International Certified Mentor Practitioner (ICMP) and an International Certified Mentor Facilitator (ICMF). He has over 30 years of mentoring and leadership experience in federal, provincial and private sector environments and is recognized as a thought leader in the mentoring space. Doug authored the book entitled, “The Gift of Mentoring”.
Doug has worked with organizations to establish mentoring programs/mentoring cultures and provides one on one professional mentoring with people at all levels in an organization on an international basis. Doug currently serves on a number of Boards locally and internationally.
Doug was instrumental in developing a curriculum to train people on how to become effective mentors. He has also created the International Certification for Mentors in partnership with Acquiros.
TalentC’s® Accredited Mentor Training Program was recently recognized in the 2017 Leadership Excellence Awards and was ranked in the top 10% in the Top Leadership Partner category at the Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.
Doug's passion is contagious. He is committed to helping organizations and people be successful and has dedicated his life to the mentoring of others.
My name is Donna and I work with emotions and feelings that have been stuck in the body causing pain and disease. I use a Breathwork practice combined with body and energy work to release trapped emotions. Our bodies have an innate intelligence and inherently know how to heal itself, if we know how to let it.
I work with people who want to change their current situation. They are sick of the suffering, whether that is in their work or their personal life. They just can’t take the pain anymore and are prepared to do whatever it takes.
Ever since I began my first service based business in 1996 I became interested in personal development. Initially, as a tool to enable me to be a more effective communicator, I was a painter & decorator and worked with many couples who just couldn’t agree, and with groups of stakeholders who all had different agendas. To get on with the decorating work I needed to find a way to get them all to work together and agree on a scheme!
Between 1996 and 2007 I trained in personal performance and business coaching, In Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) up to NLP trainer and had a very successful decorating business until the financial crisis after which I began focusing 100 percent of my time coaching small business owners and writing personal development books. Ditch The Scales, The Art Of Effective Communication In A Digital World, 101 Quotes To Think & Grow Rich and The Divine Nature Of Being.
I was well and truly bitten by the personal development bug and continued my own development in many, ‘alternative,’ and ‘mainstream,’ modalities. I have participated as both a student and trained as a facilitator in many that I found personally really useful.
More recently I have been exploring the depths of my own psyche assisted by entheogenic plants and Breathwork through which I have accessed some of the most profound experiences of my entire life to date. These experiences have been so profound that I have decided to focus my work totally on facilitating clients through the Energy Release & Breathwork process.
My reasons for this change in business direction was due to the discovery of how I and others had stored seemingly mundane life experiences as trauma in my body. This trapped energy was acting like a brake and learning to let go of it has been a long slow process of evolution and awakening, Breathwork speeds up this process, enabling the release and integration of tricky emotions, without the need to re-traumatize oneself by verbally recounting the original wounding event.
Adam Lamb, ‘The Reluctant Shaman’, is a speaker, author and guide for men of all ages; assisting them to reconnect to their authentic masculine power through one on one and group coaching programs and retreats.
Following a conversation when the right questions were finally asked, Adam has dedicated himself to paying forward the freedom with which he now lives his life.
Richard Leigh is a Filmmaker, Podcaster and Educator ready for the next challenge. He is the director at Richard Leigh Media.
For over 25 years, Laura Baxter, the American Opera Singer and Performance Expert have studied the effects of the voice and body on non-verbal communication and leadership. Through her seminars, university courses and keynote speeches, she shares her research and experience not only with actors and singers but also with business and political leaders worldwide. She helps her clients to excel both on and off the stage!
Ms. Baxter uses her stage experience to help business and political leaders to overcome stress and to excel in difficult situations. She also gives keynote speeches on the international stage, in which she combines musical theater and business themes into an entertaining, inspiring and informative event for everyone. In 2011 Ms. Baxter won the German Speakersʼ Association (GSA) Newcomer Casting Award with her Keynote Speech “The Power of Presence!” Ms. Baxter is also considered to be one of Speakersʼ Excellenceʼs Top 100 Trainers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
In addition to her performance career, Laura Baxter was on the vocal faculty at the renown Duke University and has been on the faculty at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, since 1999, and she co-authored the book Die besten Ideen für mehr Humor (“The Best Ideas for more Humor”, GABAL Verlag Top Speakers Edition, 2013).
Pete Matthew: I am a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Planner providing fee-based holistic financial planning advice in Penzance, West Cornwall. I am also an award-winning podcaster and video blogger. My passion is to spread the word that anyone can take control of their personal finances.
I am fulfilling this passion via my financial education website and podcast, MeaningfulMoney. Through video, podcasting and social media, I am reaching thousands of people every week with my simple financial planning message
Jurriaan Mulder is a Dutch student in Political Analysis. Along with a team of great guys he runs the Batavieren Podcast, a conservative podcast about politics, culture and history.
Sharon Bowes: Big dreams require many people, working in partnership to achieve. And our new generation of business partners and entrepreneurs, entering the business world are making changes to the way we all work together. At the same time, the new business competitive differentiator will be innovative solutions and breakthrough results. Sharon has worked in business enterprises, small and large, for over 30 years, supporting, leading and managing hundreds of business change projects. She specializes in coaching leaders and helping businesses predictably achieve the results they are seeking, including innovative, breakthrough (or impossible) results. She uses a series of insights in her new book, You’re not a nail: The 7 Business practices that kill innovation to set the stage for slingshot results generated from consciously directed creative spaces that generate innovative thinking. She is a change catalyst and entrepreneur, understanding and leading with the strength and power of the feminine in harmony with the strength and power of the masculine. Her practical and proven approaches just help make it work!
Erin LeeAnn Watson: I'm a Health information analyst with a passion for Healthcare and Media. My interests lie in, Healthcare & Health management consulting, biotechnology, and Medical & Media Entrepreneurship.
Philanthropy is also very important to me.
MarQ Piocos has been doing his podcast "Somewhere in Vegas" for ten years and is one of the longest-running shows on the Blog Talk Radio network. The show talks with entertainers, musicians, comedians, actors, authors, and more. Among the show's guests include Eddie Money, Charlie Daniels, Seth Green, TJ Miller, Wayne Brady, and Terry Fator. The show was also featured a few times in "Page 6" of the New York Post.
Piocos has been involved in radio off and on for the past two decades. He also has been in tv news for seven years and has become a filmmaker and documentarian. His documentary "Neung Roy" was featured at the Artmeis Film Festival and is currently working on a documentary on the growth of wrestling for girls and women.
He also runs the highly successful "Wombat Sports" website that covers the female division of combat sports. He is the foremost expert in the women's division of MMA.
Natasha Nurse: Once upon a time, there was young Jamaican American girl from Manhattan who travelled all the way to University Park, Pennsylvania to meet the love of her life (a native Hollis, Queens resident). Where does the story go from here? Currently, the book is still being written. For the thirteen plus years shared together they have each accomplished quite a bit for a couple in their thirties.
A licensed attorney by trade, Natasha held various stints in the corporate world prior to making a foray into fashion and writing. Having been a victim of bullying as a child growing up, Natasha learned to seek out fashion as a source of strength early on and actively uses it as a personal means of empowerment; because of her own experiences with bullying and her strong desire to help others within the plus size community, Natasha started Dressing Room 8 to provide a web-based resource where women can gain personal and professional empowerment through her fashion and lifestyle focused blog, consultation and coaching services. Dressing Room 8 helps women how to think with clarity, dress with confidence, and live with purpose.
Kahlil Nurse is an Electrical Engineer who wears many different hats (just like his wife). He is the Tech Guru for too many people to mention (which his friends and family can totally attest to). He has been the technical support for Dressing Room 8 and Sistas On Fire. As a fan of cars, technology and finance, he embraces opportunities to learn, grow, and enjoy his hobbies to the fullest.
This year, they decided to share their marriage and thoughts to media with their exciting new podcast WokeNFree where they talk about relationships, education, religion, politics, music, history, fashion, diversity in the media, entertainment, empowerment matters, life hacks, technology, cultural disparities in the world, and everything in between. You can listen to a new WokeNFree episode every Wednesday for #WokeNFreeWednesday.
Mr. Coke holds dual degrees from Rutgers University in Industrial Psychology and Labor Management. He also holds Business certifications from MIT, University of Maryland and Wharton School of Business.
Raulvin Coke is also Chairman and CEO of 360 Lifestyle Design International. With a great knowledge of the Gallup Strengths research and the assessment tools, Raulvin takes individuals and organizations through the assessment, and explain how to identify and engage your highest potential entrepreneurial strengths and talents to help start or take your business to the next level.
Tim Rutherford: In 2006, we met in colorful Colorado. Back then, we were mindless spenders. We tracked every penny we spent and weren’t concerned about the big dollars that were flowing out of our bank account. We thought our spending level was okay because we weren’t in debt (other than our mortgage) and were maxing out our 401ks while adding to our savings and investment accounts at a steady pace. Even so, we spent an average of $115,000 per year for many years. This number doesn’t include income taxes, savings or payments to our mortgage principal. JUST SPENDING! When we started to look into our retirement, we assumed we would spend $120,000 a year.
We had an epiphany in 2014. Spending less meant we didn’t have to work as long. Cutting back made us happier and kept moving up our planned retirement date. By living with less, we were able to say goodbye to our careers in 2015.
From the beginning of our relationship, we treasured experiences over things. As we continue to downsize, our new life is filled with fun, frugal (or free!), fulfilling activities and we’ve never been happier. We spend less time acquiring, maintaining, upgrading, insuring and thinking about our stuff. While it may be cliché, less truly is more. In 2016, we spent $43,000. That year, we took 3 international vacations and traveled (by plane) around the US several times. Tim had back surgery that year which meant a $6,000 deductible. So, $43,000 isn’t lean or mean. There’s fat in there, too. We continue to seek and find ways to further reduce our spending.
We are re-engineering our new lives with purpose. Our path includes more travel and embracing a healthier lifestyle. These days, we are active volunteers, house sitters and travelers.
We blog at www.GoWithLess.com. We write about how we retired in our forties and how we plan to stay there.
Faye Ly: Significant Product Management experience, including Strategy and Market Planning, Major Account and Field Leadership, Execution and Collaboration with Engineering Teams, Product Life Cycle, Product Roadmap, Partnership and Go-To-Market Strategy.
Understands both product and technology. Particularly skilled in building a shared vision, gathering support from the customer and the field, and developing requirements. Intimately connected to the Service Provider market and familiar with the enterprise markets. Proven track record in problem-solving, and negotiating between groups and across departmental lines. Superior presentation skills.
Michael Arias asks, Don’t you wish you can just focus on improving people’s smile?
Don’t you wish you didn’t have to deal with “low production” and “how are we going to get more new patients next month” or even “holy crap, collection this month is so low and new patient flow is horrible, what do I do to make more money to at least cover my overhead, where do I start?!”
You may be telling yourself “I’m not suppose to be dealing with marketing and trying to convince people to come to my office, and negotiate with every patient on treatment…. I DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS!
Well, I am here to tell you I completely understand. I do.
You became a dentist mainly because you wanted to help people. You wanted to help the world by improving lives! I can see that and I want to make sure people see that in you.
I am here to give you tips, strategies, campaigns, marketing tools, trends, life saving information, and more on how to market and build your practice successfully so that you do not have to worry about this anymore!
With the help of other remarkably brilliant minds (the guest on my show), we share our knowledge to help you plan, execute, advise, and grow into the dentist and dental practice you want to be.
I provide all this to you on The Dental Marketer Podcast. So be sure you subscribe or constantly check when an episode comes out because each episode will only motivate, educate, inspire and upgrade you and your dental practice.
Listen on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dental-marketer/id1153836877
Listen through The Dental Marketer website: http://thedentalmarketer.site/index.php/podcast-2/
or just subscribe to my podcast through your phone to always get notified when the latest episode goes live!
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Liberty Forrest: Award-Winning Author. Speaker. Psychic. Medium. And Witch.
Liberty Forrest is an award-winning author and Huffington Post contributor who has written several books. Previously, she specialised in non-fiction inspirational self-help books but now focuses on paranormal thriller sagas.
Drawing on her own turbulent life and healing journey, she combines her life experiences with her passion for writing, whether in the non-fiction inspirational self-help genre, or in her gripping, compelling novels that readers say they can't put down.
Her stories are suspense-filled fiction about characters who deal with challenging obstacles and family relationships, and their interaction with those who are in the Spirit realm. Liberty's characters feel like real people that we know and love -- or love to hate.
In childhood, Liberty discovered her abilities as a psychic and medium, which continued to develop over the years, leading her to do readings professionally. Eventually, she took to the stage, where she connected audience members with loved ones in spirit.
Gail Foley is an entrepreneur, appreciation consultant, personal development trainer, author, speaker, network marketer and
a podcast talk show host and a connector.
Locally people say she knows everybody! Not yet, but she’s working on it. She shares her own true story of transformation in “Stop The Ride! Taming The Emotional Roller Coaster” published in the book: ‘A Journey Within: Self- Discovery for Women’.
In her chapter she speaks from her own life changing personal experience and in sharing her story she first points out that embracing ‘positive’ thinking was not the beginning of Gail Foley’s persona. However, determined to change, she embarked on a journey of self-education and promising herself to be the best in sales…she conquered her negativity and is now known for her never flagging ‘enthusiasm’…her adventure continues with her podcast, but not before she gained many more life experiences to share…
Today, all those experiences make up the life lessons she shares on her podcast show, “One Awesome Community”. Gail has found that by sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of her life she is helping people on their journey to success. Her passion is to inspire people to keep on keeping on in spite of the hiccups in life and to shed a light on different perspectives.
Raw and unedited, on One Awesome Community you will learn she is a wife, mother and grandmother and great grandmother. Plus, shares her passion for sending cards as a Appreciation Consultant of 12 years for Send Out Cards – branded herself as the HeyCardLady.com
Her greatest joy comes from making a difference, either by making someone laugh or telling the right story at the right time. She often focuses on trends and does her own rants and does not censor her viewpoints. So if you like silly, serious and someone else’s perspective…tune in through AppleTunes, Stitcher Radio or website: OneAwesomeCommunity.com
And grab her free e-book “Brand YOURSELF Awesome” at oneawesomecommunity.com/engel