Rick Clemons makes ways for people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to amp up their confidence and own their uniqueness to be fully self-expressed. “Be confident. Be unique. Be You, and Make your quirk work,” he says.
As a professional speaker, podcaster (Coming Out Lounge), blogger (Huffington Post), author, and life strategist, Rick challenges and inspires people, regardless of their sexuality, to confidently step out of hiding and into their own brilliant uniqueness. Learn more at www.RickClemons.com.
Duana C. Welch, Ph.D. (pronounced DWAY-nuh; born Nov. 14, 1968) is the relationship advice columnist known for applying social science research to reader questions about a variety of romantic-relationship issues. Her blog, “LoveScience: Research-based relationship advice for everyone” is a best-seller in the relationship and behavioral science categories at Amazon.com, and is also available free at www.LoveScienceMedia.com. Duana launched LoveScience in 2009. She’s also a regular contributor at Psychology Today and eHarmony, where she muses about relationship science. Duana’s book, Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do, released in January, 2015; it is the first science-based book to take readers from before they meet until they commit to The One.
Duana Welch earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1998. Her prior psychology degrees included a master’s from the University of Florida in 1995, and a bachelor’s from Southwestern University at Georgetown, TX, in 1991. Upon attaining her doctorate, Welch served as an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton from 1998-2004, where she taught and conducted research that resulted in numerous peer-reviewed scientific psychology articles. While there, Welch was twice voted Professor Of The Year by CSUF psychology students in 2001 and 2003. A family illness resulted in her return to her home state of Texas, where she became an adjunct professor of psychology at Austin-area colleges and universities prior to launching LoveScience in 2009. She taught psychology for seven years at Austin Community College, where she received the NISOD Teaching Excellence award in 2012. Additionally, Welch has more than a decade of experience in private consultations with clients who want to find, date or commit to a long-term partner.
Like other advice columns, LoveScience answers reader queries about any aspect of romantic love. However, LoveScience is the only relationship advice column based in social science rather than opinion, experience, clinical expertise, politics, or religion—to provide actionable advice for its readers. It is also the only such forum where the author regularly answers reader questions not only in the posts, but also in the comments after each post, so that readers have an on-going, respectful dialogue with the author and with one another.
When not responding to reader queries, Duana Welch enjoys living in Eugene, Oregon, where she resides with her husband, daughter, and assorted critters. Her hobbies include hiking with her dog, embracing her inner nerd, and sampling dark chocolate.
Frank M. DeBenedetto has spent the past two decades passionately helping business owners navigate the complex world of technology. Frank has always been determined to keep pace with modern technology and, today, that path has led him to become a highly sought after expert in the area of cloud computing.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Frank holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While pondering graduate school, Frank began his career in the financial services industry with The Guardian. After a period of selling, Frank found his niche in helping other financial services professionals utilize technology to grow their businesses. Soon after, his entrepreneurial spirit took over and he left the industry to fully concentrate his efforts on building a technology consulting firm.
Frank M. DeBenedetto is the President and Chief Technology Advisor of Two River Technology Group, a technology solutions provider located in Shrewsbury, NJ. After many years of honing his technical skills in the enterprise, he brought his style of consulting to the small to midsize business marketplace. With an emphasis on managed services, managed security and hosted voice over IP (VoIP), Frank has helped grow TRTG into one of the premier cloud service providers in the area. Today, he spends the majority of his professional time on new business development.
Corey Poirier is an award winning Keynote speaker, host of the top rated Conversations With PASSION Radio Show, and an International Best-Selling Author who has appeared on television specials on Eastlink and Tellie TV, been seen on CBC, CTV, and Global, and has presented TEDx and MoMonday’s Talks. He is also a seasoned Stand-up Comedian and a Rock Recording of the Year Nominee.
Jamie has completed the world's only government accredited Diploma of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing. She became the 47th person in the world with this qualification in 2015.
Jamie has a deep & practical understanding of the scientific study of happiness & human flourishing & helps people to achieve higher emotional intelligence, happiness & life satisfaction through online programs, coaching, workshops & corporate training, having applied them to her own life to implement giant changes!
Incorporating Positive Psychology principals into daily life - both personally and professionally - increases overall wellbeing & resilience. This in turn increases productivity & profits & is a win-win scenario for both staff and organisations. The benefits for individuals, business productivity, workforce attitudes and communities is endless.
Outside of this, there is an even more serious side to her work. Jamie has adopted the pseudonym "The Happiness Ninja". As you KaPoW! through life, The Happiness Ninja will give you the tools to KARATE CHOP challenges, turn your wounds into wisdom & achieve the next level of optimal performance and happiness!.
The Happiness Ninja conducts random acts of kindness on the streets & at events and advocates against the stigma of mental health challenges bringing awareness/understanding to depression, anxiety and suicide.
Jamie has a vision to help all humans flourish, create a happier world & to halve suicide & depression by 2040.
Jamie has worked as a Trainer and Assessor since 2013 facilitating a range of certificates & short courses generally to low socio economic groups. Prior to this she had an extensive background in corporate administration & customer service.
Jamie is passionate about making a difference in this world and is currently also a 2nd year Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) student.
Check out www.thehappinessninja.com.au for details of the services provided.
Levensky Toussaint, Born and Raise in the beautiful Island of Haiti. I moved to the States back in 2002. I'm a graduate of Andrews University. I've developed a passion for Real Estate Investing over the year, but I have no knowledge on where to start. Thanks to the Fortune Builders team, I now can map my vision and make a plain. I'm in the process of creating a company in the field; in the mean time, I'm partnering with a friend of Mine on a similar project. My goal is to create a company that would be able to compete with the industry finest. I want to make a difference in my community here in the U.S. Also back home in Haiti.
My name is Vinnie Tortorich, Celebrity Fitness Trainer, speaker, podcaster and best-selling author of Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game.
Some call me “America’s ANGRIEST Trainer”. Why am I so angry? Because your good intentions have been stolen! You have been duped! Yes, despite all your good honest efforts you just keep gaining weight and feeling worse.
Does this sound familiar? ‘No matter how much I exercise and how ‘healthily” I eat, I can’t seem to keep the weight off or my cholesterol’s too high or my arthritis/allergies are giving me trouble or my knees/back hurts or I have sleep apnea….” I hear this over and over again and I KNOW it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a solution, they just don’t want you to know it. That, ladies & gentlemen, is why I’m angry.
I’ve been a personal trainer to people from all walks of life for thirty years. I’ve trained Hollywood celebrities, captains of industry, stay at home moms, working moms, pregnant moms, ultra athletes, Ironman triathletes, injured and post surgical clients and even children with the beginnings of a weight problem.
I love my work and I live to see my clients enjoying the benefits of my training and the feelings of well being that fitness gives them, they are all thriving. But hey, not everyone is lucky enough to have me breathing down their neck, yelling “Step away from the pizza!”. As I look around me and see the American people getting fatter and sicker instead of fitter and healthier, I wonder what messages they are getting about fitness and nutrition and where those messages are coming from.
Best-selling author and customer experience consultant, Tema Frank has worked in marketing, customer experience and business strategy for over three decades. In 2001 she founded Web Mystery Shoppers, the world’s first company to test omni-channel customer service: web, phone, chat, email and in-store. Using social media techniques before social media existed, she built a database of 75,000 “mystery shoppers” worldwide. Some of her clients have included Bank of America, the Royal Bank of Canada, Expedia, government departments,non-profits and businesses of all sizes.
An acclaimed international speaker, Tema has presented at events in the United States, Canada, France and Mexico. She has also taught graduate business and executive MBA students in English and French, and delivers custom courses for companies and associations.
Her industry-leading research has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Globe & Mail, User Experience, and Profit. Tema has appeared as a guest on many national and local news and business shows, and on many podcasts.
She launched her own podcast in 2012 (now known as the Frank Reactions Podcast on Customer Experience), when she began interviewing business leaders and experts on topics related to customer experience improvement, including the 3Ps of Promise, People and Process.
She recently published her 2nd book, PeopleShock: The Path To Profits When Customers Rule, which is already an Amazon business book best-seller.
3 years ago Shawn P. Chambers life changed in an instant.
Working in Sales at the time, he was wanting change and he got it, just not the way he planned. One cold February night, Shawn was hit by a drunk driver, coming home from work. Losing his car, job, house, and ability to walk, his life would change forever.
After a dual procedure spinal surgery, his recovery was finally under way. While bed ridden, he picked up a notebook and started creating a company. Since he was using his diet to heal himself, he founded a Tea company called, "Restorative Nature" and the rest was history. With his growing company, he has products in more than 10 + retail locations, and growing by the month. Turning a bad situation into a good one, is what life's about. It's such an inspiring story, of one losing all, to gain everything.
Jon started a fire safety business as a cold-calling door-to-door salesman, and did OK, selling to Kidde plc for 7-figures in 2003.
He accidentally started another using ecommerce. Over $20 million later, it's the UK's largest online fire safety supplier. And this is while spending every other month in Vancouver, and no longer having a desk or office in his own company.
It turns out that other people would love to know how to genuinely "work on your business, not in your business".
So, Jon's teaches growth strategies to business owners based on The 5 Questions that every business owner must answer to become truly successful at MarketingForOwners.com and on his daily Marketing For Owners Podcast.
Through his Fullblast Group, Gabriel Aviles provides Business Consulting services primarily in the Entertainment, Media, and Digital space, as well as Entrepreneur Coaching services through Ideashares. He is DISC Certified and has completed Dave Ramsey's Financial Coach Master Series as well as Dan Miller's 48 Days Coaching Mastery Program.
An MTSU graduate, Gabriel spent 15 years working in various music companies including Universal Music Group's Sparrow Records, EMI, Sony BMG's RCA Label Group, and others. He then took on the role of Executive Director for the Christian Music Trade Association, as well as VP of Marketing & Business Development at the Gospel Music Association. In 2007, he was selected to be a part of Leadership Music, while the following year, Christian Retailing magazine listed him in their "40 Under 40" issue of top executives in the Christian products industry.
Gabriel spent the next 5 years working UP Entertainment, a leading entertainment cable network. As Sr. Director of Digital Sales and Partnerships, he partnered with premiere brands like Focus on the Family and Women of Faith, leading his division to a record-breaking year in 2014. During his tenure at UP, he also helped to shape both UP's social media and digital content strategies, as well as the growth of their streaming video-on-demand unit.
Gabriel lives in Nashville, TN, with his three home-schooled children.
At just nine years old, I used to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to practice hitting a baseball up and down our street. That competitive spirit led to winning a national championship at just ten years old and then becoming an Olympian at twenty-one.
For the past forty years, I’ve been a professional student of human achievement. I’ve been driven by this unshakable question: why do some people succeed and others fail?
After retiring from professional competition, I went back to school to earned advanced degrees in health and wellness. In the decades since then, I’ve worked with athletes in nearly every professional sport, Olympic gold medalists, and millionaire entrepreneurs. I’ve had a front-row seat as I watched these world-class achievers do what they do.
Nick Loper helps people earn money outside of their day job.
He's an author, online entrepreneur, and life-long student in the game of business.
His latest role is as Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation.com, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs.
SVP of Operations (and founder) of marketing and lead generation firm Experiment27.co
Former Director of Marketing at mobile app development company and three time INC 500 winner Dom & Tom, and Chief Marketing Sumo at lead generation company InspireBeats. Network video partner for Entrepreneur Magazine and former co-host of a 2,500+ member meetup network in NYC.
Managed over $2,000,000 in digital projects and generated over $20,000,000 in leads over the last 12 months.
Clients served include: Dom & Tom, Tyson Foods, Power Rangers, the Emmy's, Peritus, esPronto, Sprout Content and many others.
Happy to help with marketing questions, anything related to digital product launches, user acquisition, customer interviews or outbound sales.
Ryan Stewman, CEO of Hardcore Closer, LLC, is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, podcast host, blogger and overall Entrepreneur.
He's best known for consulting with alpha personality business owners on rapidly growing their sales through the use of strong marketing and advertising.
With his no BS, ‘take action’ approach, Ryan has been able to help high income and high net worth performers make adjustments in their businesses yield windfall profits. Ryan's background is in the mortgage industry.
He was a loan officer in Dallas, Texas for almost 10 years. During his time as a LO, Ryan closed 1000s of loans for people across the country. Ryan has been the top producing salesman at every sales job he's had.
It doesn't matter if you are selling cars, homes, financial services or consulting, Ryan’s sales mastery can help you generate higher quality leads, increase your closing ratios and show you how to charge premium fees for the items you sell.
Lastly, Ryan would like me to tell you to hire him. You can check his LONG track record of helping top producers hit a level in business they never before imagined. You won't find any negative reviews from any of his paying clients, past and present, anywhere. He ALWAYS delivers what he promises, and his track record proves it. Buy from Ryan and win. End of story.
Subscribe to his blog at www.hardcorecloser.com
I help Salesmen increase their profits by teaching them skills through coaching, consulting courses, etc. Many of us in sales come from a broken past or humble beginnings. I’m passionate about my work because I’m one of them. It’s my mission to help those who came up from nothing and those on the rise to break through the socioeconomic barriers that their past has put in front of them, and help them achieve their goals. I love the sales community.
Mark is founder of Luxmana Investments, which focuses on residential and multifamily investments. Mark was able to go from being a part-time investor with a full-time job in high tech, to someone who quit the corporate rat race in pursuit of his passion and now thrives as a multifamily investor.
Prior to Luxmana, Mark succeeded in multiple development projects in the trendy Highlands and Berkley areas of Denver, Colorado. Since then, he's acquired dozens of residential and multifamily income properties through Luxmana Investments LLC, which he founded in 2011, and Peak Margin Partners LLC, which he co-founded in 2013.
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We are 33Shake and we make the finest sports nutrition on the planet. 100% natural, you have never seen anything like this before.
We spend up to 17,000% more on our ingredients - per product - than the competition, resulting in transformative products that are so much better it's almost unfair.
And we stand by everything we produce.
If you aren't blown away with any 33Shake product, we'll give you 100% of your money back. Since opening in 2012, no one has taken us up on this yet, but if we don't rock your world, you're welcome to be the first.
We believe in what we do and we believe in delivering for athletes because as far as we're concerned, the sports nutrition industry has been taking us all for a ride for far too long.
We learned this the hard way as endurance athletes ourselves (ultramarathon and triathlon). All the sports nutrition we used made us feel like crap and failed to deliver results. The more we spoke to fellow athletes, the more we realised that far from being unusual, our experiences were the norm. Everyone was having problems with this stuff, suffering everything from yo-yoing energy levels to stomach trouble, crappy immune function and more.
Knowing the foundation of performance nutrition was a clean, wholefood diet that minimises processed ingredients and sugar, we looked more closely at sports nutrition products.
Here we found the problem staring us in the face:
They were all packed with the same crappy sugars and additives we'd normally avoid like the plague. The idea this junk was what we should eat for performance was suddenly - and very clearly - laughable.
So we went in search of natural alternatives to use in our own racing and training.
But none existed.
So we got to work and made them ourselves. The results we experienced were mind-blowing and just too good to keep to oursleves. So we jacked in our jobs and 33Shake was born. We opened for business in September 2012 and haven't looked back since.
Welcome to our world, it's great to have you on board
Erica & Warren, co-founders, 33Shake
Amanda has come a long way since she was a little girl living in the middle of nowhere Maine. After fighting depression, eating disorders, and loneliness, she has finally found comfort in her own skin. Through finding love, becoming a mother and embracing her passions, she is soaring through her thirties!
Amanda founded Great Beer Adventure, a podcast that examines the stories behind the craft brewing industry, in order to learn more about the creativity that drives the industry. She has found her calling behind the mic and is truly loving the adventure!
Matt Miller spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the private sector to work in both the medical device and advertising industries. While a top performer in the corporate world, his long term desire was to be his own boss. A good friend one day mentioned the gum ball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a 10 year business quest that has brought Matt’s company,
School Spirit Vending, to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries. Today, School Spirit Vending’s franchising program provides a proven and profitable business system for busy professionals and their families looking to develop secondary income streams with a limited time commitment.
As the Wellness Warrior, Dr. Tanya Beaubrun is empowering people to lead full, vibrant and authentic lives. Her message is strong yet simple: take exquisite care of yourself, respect the choices you make and tune in to healing from the inside out. Tanya is passionate about bringing the heart and soul back into the practice of Medicine. Connect with Tanya at
Nathan Hirsch is a serial entrepreneur and expert in remote hiring and eCommerce. He is the founder and CEO of FreeeUp.com and the co-founder and COO of Portlight. Nathan started his eCommerce career on the Amazon Marketplace and successfully built a $7 million business within 4 years. After seeing the potential of using remote workers within his first business, he founded FreeeUp to make the remote hiring experience simpler for all eCommerce business owners. FreeeUp now provides reliable eCommerce workers to hundreds of clients around the world. Nathan is an expert at building efficient systems and processes, sales strategies, and business management. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida.
I am a Freelance web designer with extensive experience working with WordPress, WPMU, bbPress...I've built everything from small sites/blogs to entire web apps based on WordPress. I have also spoken at a number of WordPress conferences around Canada. Specialties: CSS/HTML programming. SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Web Design, E-commerce, Accessibility, Standard Compliant code. jQuery, wordpress
Dani DiPirro is an author, blogger, and designer living in a suburb of Washington, DC. In 2009, she launched PositivelyPresent.com as a way to share her personal experiences and insights on positivity, awareness, and self-love — things that didn’t always come easy to her!
Dani is the author of Stay Positive, The Positively Present Guide to Life, the Effortless Inspiration series, and a variety of e-books. She is also the founder of Twenty3, a design studio focused on positive products and inspired illustration.
Chip Lake served as a chief of staff to a member of congress from 2005 to 2011. He currently serves as principal in the consulting firm, Glendale Strategies, Inc. and Twin Oaks Connect, Inc. Glendale Strategies is a full service public affairs & political consulting firm that provides companies and candidates the tools necessary to help them achieve their public sector goals. Twin Oaks Connect, Inc. is a “one stop shop” GOP Voter contact firm. Chip has consulted dozens of candidates and community organizations to help them navigate the political system so they can pass or defeat legislation critical to their bottom line.
Krystle Jenna Dookoo, recently left her job of 10 years to pursue her own business ventures in the digital marketing field. In addition to that, she enjoys exploring her creative nature by sharing her experiences through her writing, singing as well as coming up with healthy and delicious original recipes in the kitchen.
You can follow her journey on Your Heart Over Matter on Facebook and
@Jenskitchenchronicles on Instagram.
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