Shermikia Lemon is an entrepreneur, productivity coach, and Corporate wellness consultant. Through her signature coaching and training company, Peacefully Profitable, Shermikia helps organizations who struggle with retention due to workplace conflict. Her signature on-site training highly motivates employees to be more productive to increase bottom line profit. She also works with clients on an individual basis to help them be more productive and reach their personal goals. Shermikia is passionate about productivity and peace, as she personally experienced the consequences of poor time-management and stress when she found herself not making any progress or meeting personal goals of her own and in her life. After finally changing her focus and discipline, she made her way out of stress and found peace, and in turn became more productive and finally began meeting the goals that she’d set for herself in business and in life.
Since then, Shermikia has had the opportunity to speak in front of hundreds of leaders, CEOs, Business Managers and Executives to deliver her signature presentation. She has also been featured on many podcasts, has been seen in Forsyth Woman’s Magazine, Stars & Stripes (Europe), HRMAG, and is a regular trainer for the Women’s Resource Center. She has also contributed to Jereshia Hawk’s #HowSheHustles blog. Shermikia is the host of the Peacefully Profitable Podcast which can be heard on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play and more. This podcast is a weekly conversation on discovering your passion and turning it into profit, productively balancing life and finding peace.
As a believer in peace and staying true to your life’s journey, Shermikia’s trainings and resources are always geared toward improving your life both mentally and physically. Known for her calm aura, Shermikia reaches many women and men through her podcast and social media platforms. More information about Shermikia can be found at www.peacefullyprofitable.com
Dotun Olowoporoku is the Managing Partner at Starta, a platform that makes it easier to build, discover and track high growth businesses in Africa. He is the host of Building the Future podcast which chronicles African growth narrative through one-on-one conversation with people that are using entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and civic leadership to shape the African future.
Prior to Starta, Dotun founded meals.co.uk an on-demand food delivery platform in the UK. He was responsible for investing in early stage startups in Africa via Potential.VC, a UK-based angel syndicate fund. He was the recipient of 2014 Southwest England Breakthrough Business Prize, and has been identified as one of the 42 under 42 most influential business person in Southwest England. Dotun has a PhD in environmental management and worked as a Post-doc Research Fellow, but found it more interesting to be a startup pirate than join the academic navy.
Benjamin Tyler is founder of Client Enrollment Academy. Where he shows coaches, consultants and trainers how to become an online authority and consistently generate high paying clients using Facebook.
Struggling to build momentum in his business, Benjamin began leveraging his personal story and Facebook to land high paying clients. He now helps others implement these strategies into their business to they can create the income, impact and lifestyle that they desire.
A true entrepreneur with his sights glued to a very bright future;
Shemaiah is a pioneer who utilizes his diverse training in the media
arts to combine philanthropy with video-journalism, photography and
print media. Taking an inspired and personal approach to photography
at the Shemaiah Production Studio, he is a natural born storyteller
with the technical skill to match.
In his commitment to making dreams a reality, Shemaiah founded
Refocused Magazine: a publication to enable young and old to
‘refocus’ on their dreams, both professionally and personally.
Producer, director and change maker, Shemaiah is driven by an
interest in the stories of people surrounding him. His journalism turns
a lens on communities that celebrate every-day inspiration in a plight
to light the way for others to find their calling and pursue their dreams
as passionately as he does. With extensive qualifications in 3D animation, music production, philosophy and business, Shemaiah
is a creative visionary that owns his reality and loves nothing more than to inspire those around him. Whether he’s in the studio making hip-hop, or out in the street with his video camera: Shemaiah is driven, tenacious and big-hearted.
Whether you have an idea or project you’d like to collaborate on, or
you are simply in need of a blast of inspiration; please get in touch.
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AJ Garcia has dedicated his entire life to the animal rights movement.
He Starved himself for 8 days to protest the killing of zoo animals in front of the Seoul mayors house.
AJ Garcia worked undercover with the Korean dog meat industry, dog fighting rings and exotic wildlife black market trade.
Expose dog fighting rings in South Korea.
He has worked undercover in factory farms in the USA
His dairy case in Wisconsin was responsible for Nestle (the worlds largest food company!) implementing the most comprehensive and far-reaching animal welfare reform in all of human history
an end to the practices of tail docking and dehorning of dairy cattle, an end to the castration of piglets without painkillers, the phaseout of growth promoters for poultry, ending the intensive confinement of baby calves in veal crates, pregnant pigs in gestation crates, and egg-laying hens in battery cages.
The 2015 recipient of Mercy For Animals’ Hidden Hero award
He is the president of CARE the biggest Animal Righ group in Korea
He is working tirelessly to ban the dog meat industry in Korea
He has his own podcast Woke stutters
He is a plant based chef and baker and runs Huggers, a plant based burger restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.
He is a plant based athlete.
Kenzie Meek-Beck is a podcaster, an award winning journalist, a videographer, and a producer. Currently, she co-hosts the podcast - The Peaceful Truth - which is an editorial podcast about women empowerment, feminism, and human rights. 'The Peaceful' part of the title comes from her co-host's passions as a yoga instructor -- while the 'Truth' portion of the title plays on Kenzie's background as a journalist. She hopes the podcast will inspire women to unite and empower one another -- to become an even more powerful force of good.
Greg E. Hill is entrepreneur, author, podcast host and professional speaker from Durham, North Carolina. He attended Riverside High School where he played basketball & eventually started his first business making $100 a day selling sodas.
He started his career in corporate finance working for 3 fortune 500 company and in 2014 he wrote he wrote his first book titled “Remember You’re a Genius”.
He currently serves as the host of The Minority Trailblazer Podcast which has been downloaded over 300,000 times and listened to in over 200 different countries. He has since took the podcast tour and has visiting 7 states over the last 3 months and impacting thousands of entrepreneurs, students and change agents.
He has spoken at Harvard University, The Innovation Lab, his alma mater North Carolina A&T State University and many other universities and organizations brandishing the message of genius and authenticity.
David Bain is the founder and host of Digital Marketing Radio, the weekly show that prises actionable advice from today’s top digital marketers. Catch up with all the 200+ previous episodes at http://www.digitalmarketingradio.com/. David's also author of the book 'Digital Marketing in 2017' that features 107 of his show guests. The book can be found on Amazon, and David can be found on Twitter https://twitter.com/DavidBain.
Nathan Shooter is the Australian blogger and podcaster behind Live to Accomplish™, and the owner of creative agency Thrive Media®.
The mandate of his podcast, blogs, videos and ebooks is to equip people to find simple ways to create significant outcomes, while his creative business is compelled by the mission to empower people’s ideas.
Residing in Australia, Nathan has partnered with clients around the globe to amplify their message through creativity. As a business owner and qualified trainer, he understands the hardships and rewards that come with running a business.
Nathan has also served his community as a board member with creative and not-for-profit organisations. He has co-produced 2 albums, been a contributing-author, and is currently working on his first book Approachable Excellence due for release in 2018.
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Over the past few years I’ve really gotten interested in the film and entertainment industry. I’ve always been a huge TV and film fan. As a child of the mid 80s/early 90s, I’ve always been immersed in all things super heroes, sci-fi, fantasy and so much more.
As my interest in the area of blogging and making my own videos and YouTube channel grew, I got my creative juices flowing and finally got to work. Initially, I started my blog, “Harrigan’s Movie & TV Blog”, and as the readers came along, I recruited the help of my good buddy, Bill Tozzi. Together we began expanding our reach and eventually re-branded to “The Cinescape”. We’re very active on social media and YouTube, so be sure to find usand subscribe!
The Cinescape Podcast has been so much fun to do so far, and things are only looking up. My hope is to grow a community of TV & film fans to have a place for discussions, debates and a sense of belonging.
Alan Page has been a software tester for over 25 years, and is currently the Director of Quality for Services at Unity Technologies. Previous to Unity, Alan spent 22 years at Microsoft working on projects spanning the company - including a two year position as Microsoft's Director of Test Excellence.
Alan was the lead author of the book "How We Test Software at Microsoft", contributed chapters for "Beautiful Testing", and "Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation". His latest ebook (which may or may not be updated soon) is a collection of essays on test automation called "The A Word: Under the Covers of Test Automation", and is available on leanpub http://leanpub.com/TheAWord/.
Robert Bear: I am the owner of InventionStories.com and the Invention Stories Podcast. Our Studio is located in Morro Bay, CA.
In 2007, I invented eyewear with removable arms. I built my prototype and gave it to a local company to improve on, which they did. I performed a preliminary background check and discovered there were four other patented products, two of which were better than mine that had been patented. I wondered why I couldn’t find them on the market. I began researching the invention process and learned the success rate for inventions was less than 5%, and wondered why so many had failed.
I searched the internet for help and found companies that promised to help me without guaranteeing anything. I believe this is wrong and that inventors deserve as much help as possible…for FREE!
We created InventionStories.com to share the journey an inventor goes on from having the idea to where they are today. We have shared the stories inventors have written and some that I have written from my interviews with them. This gave free exposure to the inventor and an insight into the invention process to the reader. Since 2011, we have posted over 300 stories. What we’ve learned from interviewing the inventors and writing their stories is that too much of the invention story is missed when you lose the inventors voice.
Beginning September 1, 2017 our format changed. We began our Monday through FridayInvention Stories Podcast of interviews with inventors. InventionStories.com is where you can find show notes, sponsored links, and more information. You can subscribe to our daily podcast by clicking on either the link to iTunes or Stitcher. If you are an inventor who would like to be on the show, a listener who would like to give feedback, or you would like to sponsor the Invention Stories Podcast, please email us at InventionStoriesPodcast@gmail.com
Trevor Turnbull is an Online Reputation Specialist, Social Media Educator, Linkedin Trainer and Keynote Speaker that has been quoted in numerous publications including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star discussing the value of networking and how social media is impacting the way people do business today.
Trevor is the founder of Linked Into Leads, a LinkedIn lead generation, training and consulting company that finds, qualifies and connects clients to their target audience using the #1 network for business professionals. He is also a lead instructor of LinkedInfluence, the #1 online LinkedIn training program (with over 20,000 members) that teaches how to build your personal brand, grow your network and market your business as well as 30 Day Sales Machine, the step-by-step system that shows you how to consistently generate leads, line up meetings and increase revenue with LinkedIn.
Trevor is also the Co-Founder of NetworkingInVan.com, the premier destination for business professionals, entrepreneurs and students to learn valuable networking tips and stay up to date on the top networking events in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is also the Founder of Legacy After The Game where he speaks to athletes, coaches and sports professionals around North America in amateur, collegiate and professional athletics about the opportunities (and pitfalls) of social media.
Matthew Belair is the author of the best selling book Zen Athlete and the host of the top-rated Matt Belair podcast. He is an explorer of the mind and world and has survived a near-death experience trekking mount Everest, trained with 34th generation Shaolin Masters in China, and studied meditation with monks in Nepal just to name a few of his accomplishments. He is dedicated to teaching others how to expand their consciousness, connect with spirit and bring more awareness, love and kindness to the planet.
Todd Nevins is a AdWords Marketing Consultant to startups and nonprofits, and the host of the Go Hunt Life podcast.
Marketing company: http://clickplacement.com
Jackie Corcoran loves her career path. Through health coaching, art instruction, public speaking and writing, she helps people transform their lives, reach their goals and strengthen their leadership and communication skills.
In 1995, after graduating from Columbia University in New York City, Jackie took a road trip bound for Big Sky, MT. She fell in love with the landscape, community and Lone Peak and took up residence. Her degree in English Literature was just barely put to use as she worked for minimum wage in a local book store. In a search for a better paying job, she started her own business and began teaching plein air oil painting lessons to guests at the ranches and resorts in Big Sky (regurgitating all of the theories that her favorite art teacher espoused.)
It was through this 17 year endeavor as a private art instructor that she mastered the ability to transform a situation that causes feeling of vulnerability and unease into a space of trust and joy. She also honed her skills of patience and learned to have faith in the creative process.
After two cold Montana winters, she gave California a try and drove to Sunnyvale where a friend worked as a senior software engineer at Apple. There she became personal trainer and worked in a high-end sports club in Santa Clara and trained and became friends with clients from Silicon Valley. She became an expert of juggling schedules, adapting to constant change and helping people tap into their innate strengths.
A failed relationship and frustration with heavy traffic nudged Jackie back to Big Sky, MT where she continued to pursue art and personal training, met her husband and raised a puppy.
While working as a personal trainer at the Ridge Athletic Club in Bozeman, it came to her attention that most people can’t out-exercise a bad diet. In order to serve her clients better, she sought out a nutrition counselor. Coming up short of finding a professional who’s values aligned with her own, she took it upon herself to get educated in the field. Through research and deliberation she realized that Holistic Health Coaching was her next calling.
The online health coaching school she attended, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition based out of New York City, requested that all students join Toastmasters and write regularly due to the nations health decline and the need to spread the word of good health. These suggestions led Jackie to writing a regular health column called “From Jackie with Love” and giving a TedX Bozeman talk on how the U.S. can become the healthiest country in the world by 2040.
In addition to Toastmasters giving her the courage and skills to give a TedX talk, it gave her hands on experience in team building and leadership. After experiencing the benefits of attending a Toastmasters group in Bozeman, she wanted to start a club for her friends, colleagues and community members in Big Sky.
She sent out a survey to over 100 residents inquiring if this was something they desired. With an 80 percent response rate, the overwhelming response was, “Yes”. She then connected with the Toastmasters Area Governor and asked his advice on how to proceed. One of his first questions was, “What’s the population?” When she told him there are approximately 2,500 year round residents he said that Toastmasters prefers not to start clubs in cities of less than ten thousand. But she was determined and believed it would get fast traction and flourish.
In June 2017, after being chartered for only one year and eight months—Big Sky’s Toastmasters club became a “Select Distinguished Club”. This means it’s viable with a growing membership who show up consistently and do the work. This yearly honor is bestowed on less than 30 percent of Toastmasters clubs around the world.
But the TedX talk wasn’t only possible because of Toastmasters. The concepts behind the speech wouldn’t have existed if it weren’t for a fateful “Montana Employer Well Being Conference” Jackie attended. There she learned that toxic workplace cultures create high turnover, low moral and sicker/more often injured employees. This was an, “Aha!” moment. Up until that point, Jackie’s ‘big hairy audacious goal’ was to help end childhood obesity. She then realized that obesity is a symptom of a culture that values convenience over health. This led to a deep dive into culture—starting with the inaugural course offered by Jon Robison and Rosie Ward on becoming a “Thriving Workplace Culture Professional.”
Today, Jackie has a deeper understanding of the profound connection between health and culture in both our professional and personal lives. As she continues to study organizational behavior, leadership, communication and health, her belief that the lessons from flourishing and/or dying companies are often applicable to individual health and well being. She’s hopeful that as companies continue to place value on employee well being in a holistic sense (including financial well being, stress management, clear communication, etc.), we will experience a shift in the health of not only America’s population but the world’s.
Eric Seyram is the host of the Personal Innovation Podcast and founder of The Personal Innovation Hub: (www.personalinnovationhub.com) a podcast and platform that seeks to inspire people to ignite their dreams, build their unique careers out of their passions and impact the world with what they do.
Eric Seyram. is an emerging force in changing minds and actions, Creating a new horizon for how people think of themselves and what they offer the world in a unique way. He is a strong believer in dreams no matter how small. This fuels his determination to empower people to live their lives as a love story.
He is a Personal Innovation innovation Evangelist, Social Entrepreneur, SmallBiz Marketing Consultant, Speaker, Coach and Podcaster.
Eric is a passionate Professional Speaker, Workshop and Seminar facilitator in the areas of Personal Branding and Innovation, Marketing Communications, SME Marketing and Social Entrepreneurship
He is deeply excited and motivated when working with people who are starting or leading personal, professional, societal and spiritual revolutions, movements and innovations with potential to leave a dent on the universe
His mission and passion in life is to empower young people and professionals to think bigger about who they are and how they can impact the world.
He is Co-founder, Executive Director of Africa Innovation and Change Leadership Institute, a Pan- African institute for Innovators, Change Leaders and Social entrepreneurs, working for the future of Africa
He founded Aimers Africa, a social enterprise that is committed to human capital development.
Supporting students to become aware of future opportunities
Eric fantasizes performing as a tenor to a large children and youth audience and says his self-actualization will be, when he is appreciated by youngsters as one of the people who have worked to make their lives better.
Louis Grenier is a marketing geek who fights for businesses to practice good marketing while making the web better one website at a time. Louis is the host of Everyone Hates Marketers, a podcast for digital marketers who are sick of shady, aggressive marketing. Guests have included Seth Godin, Rand Fishkin, David Darmanin, and more than 30 other no-bullshit marketers.
Prescott Perez-Fox: I’m Prescott Perez-Fox, a graphic designer and brand strategist.
My character-building years were spent as a freelance designer in New York City. During those early years—with no business experience and no real strategy on how to find (or keep) clients—I endured far too many embarrassing interviews, horrible bosses, and less-than-stellar reviews on the jobs I landed successfully.
Meanwhile, I saw peers kicking butt in their practice, earning recognition, landing big clients, and being paid nicely to do it, while I was getting laid off three times in three years (true story.) I realized there had to be something I lacked — business and productivity skills — which I needed in order to become successful.
I actively sought out successful creative professionals and modeled their attitudes, approaches, and behaviors. During this multi-year process, I discovered a very small number of key tools, techniques, and habits that separate the “struggling artist” from the “healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
Over the past 15 years, I’ve distilled these discoveries into systems that enable me—and my clients and co-workers—to be more productive, make more money, and spend more time doing the creative work we love.
The Busy Creator is where I share these systems and approaches with like-minded creative professionals. This is an online community where we learn business and productivity skills. We focus on how great creative work happens, not just the finished result. We don’t deal in “inspiration and motivation”, we get systematic and examine creative culture, methods, and technology.
James Studdart is based in the UK, and is a full stack .NET developer, podcast host . He has experience in a wide range of markets from tropical fish and domestic services to international freight and the holiday industry, to name only a few.
James hosts his own podcast The Cynical Developer (https://CynicalDeveloper.com), which is a weekly podcast that aims to help you to improve your development knowledge and career, through explaining the latest and greatest in development technology and providing you with what you need to succeed as a developer.
When he’s not working, podcasting or trying his hand at live coding on twitch, James dabbles with open sources projects, he also keeps and breeds tropical fish and runs a specialist website for a genus of South American Cichlids (https://Andinoacara.com/). When he’s not doing anything tech or fish related, or spending time with his twin boys he is an active member of the Shock Team 6 airsoft team at Shock and Awe Airsoft (http://www.shockandaweairsoft.co.uk/) in North Wales.
He doesn’t know the meaning of downtime…
Google Play: https://cynicaldeveloper.com/GooglePlayPodcast
Pocket Casts: https://cynicaldeveloper.com/pocketcasts
JC Preston: I am a Entrepreneurial Engineer and Founder of New Inceptions. I help Creators and Solopreneurs do meaningful work for themselves and their clients around the world through the internet.
While most business coaches work strictly in the business arena (marketing, product development, sales, etc.), I start from the foundation and work my way up. I believe that you have to take care of yourself, first, before you can help others. I want to knock any obstacles out of the way before we work on your business.
Over half of my training and coaching time is devoted to helping creators get their business started online in a way that is simple, yet up to today's online business standards. I do this through a method that Gary Vaynerchuck made popular through his book: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.
I also enjoy spending time with my awesome wife, Maria, and living life like an adventure.
My personal philosophy is based on that popular phrase "If you help others get what they want, you automatically get what you want". So a lot of my free time is spent listening to the world around me and connecting new ideas and people with those I know from my past.
You could say that I am the true definition of a Connector (from the book The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell).
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Hilary Johnson is the founder of Hatch Tribe, an organization devoted to cultivating and connecting women entrepreneurs. Born from her own experience navigating the complexities of owning a business, Hatch Tribe aims to help women entrepreneurs launch and grow powerful, purposeful, and profitable businesses, while creating a community that thrives on the idea of being "better together".
Her passion is helping entrepreneurs translate their great ideas to actionable plans and results. As a coach and mentor, Hilary has worked with businesses through every step of the journey, from the start-up, to the launch, to evolving a well-established enterprise.
Hilary became a first-time author in November 2016 with the publication of “A Girls Guide to Surviving the Startup with Your Mind, Body, and Soul Intact”, an encouraging read that imparts road-tested wisdom for tackling the inner and outer work of being a boss.
“I believe strongly in the power of entrepreneurship to change communities, economies, and women's rights. It's our mission to empower 1,000,000 women entrepreneurs globally through Hatch Tribe, and we couldn't be more proud to call Charleston home. The community of women entrepreneurs who are stepping up & out for one another in our hometown is simply breathtaking. It's an honor to be part of it and I'm proud that WE are creating a new paradigm for women that truly embodies the spirit of being better together.”
Joey Price: I've spent over 10 years in the HR Industry. I started as a Human Resources Assistant and ended up in the boardroom as a Chief Executive Officer of an HR consulting firm.
Through years of hands-on experience as an HR expert in several organizations, I have identified the needs to revitalize underperforming businesses through innovative consulting strategies and efficient HR administrative outsourcing support.
That's why I launched my company, Jumpstart: HR. We specialize in HR consulting for small businesses and startups.
Unquestionably, we are backed by HR Professionals with years of experience in helping many businesses translate their goals to high ROI through happily engaged staff members.
As the CEO of Jumpstart:HR, I have earned many recognitions in which one of them is being named "Top 30 HR Professional Under 30" by SHRM's HR Magazine.
However, with Jumpstart: HR, your business will experience stability and profitability again. Curious? Contact me!
►►For more information, visit: jumpstart-hr.com
As a serial entrepreneur, I love helping people grow. This is why I host a podcast show that is focused on Business, Life, and Coffee (BLC).
BLC is a podcast that is focused on enhancing the quality of your business and life through unique content. We engage in conversation relating to personal finance, psychology, professional development and business for emerging professionals and business owners alike.
I have featured distinguished guests which included; Will Dean (CEO of Tough Mudder), Curtis Midkiff (Chief Social Media Strategist at Southwest Airlines) and Ashley Graham (Super Model/Author/Activist).
☛Interestingly, I gained insight to grow my company (Jumpstart: HR) during coffee shop chat sessions some years ago. So, you too can do the same by visiting my website: businesslifeandcoffee.com.
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