Jana Beeman of Create Your Dream Practice Business Coaching is a Business Speaker, Trainer & Consultant specializing in helping entrepreneurs move past blocks, brainstorm solutions, dissolve fears and step into their power while creating systems and processes to assure long-term business success. She offers training and mentorship in how to sell without selling, heart-centered marketing and connection, content marketing and advanced networking techniques to build community, connection and clients.
She is a business and master coach trainer for international coaching schools, running extensive group trainings for beginners on up, helping coaches increase their skills and defeat their fears both with clients and on stage.
Founding President of Vancouver Holistic Chamber of Commerce and Past NAPW Club President & Woman of the Year. Premier Member of the Women Speakers Association. Founding Member & Call Leader and 2017 MORE Award Recipient for Evolutionary Business Council, an invitation-only mastermind of thought leaders and visionaries. Founding Member Impact Coaches. CEO Space Graduate.
International Speaker, Trainer, Published Author
My name is Riley Evans. I am the President and CEO of a podcast production company called REAL Podcasting, where we help businesses and individuals break into the podcasting sphere with a professional quality program from Day One.
I've been doing work in radio and podcasting since 2013, where I co-hosted a radio show on CKCU during my time at Carleton. I got into podcasting shortly after leaving the show, and I've learned a wealth of lessons through trial and error that allow me to help creators to skip much of the podcast industry's learning curve.
I am also a PR and communications professional by education, and I frequently do communications work for my creators, as well as for other contracts. My specialties center around the use of language (both in writing and speaking/presenting) I have extensive experience in graphic design using both Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, as well as in video editing using Adobe Creative Cloud software. I currently operate using a MacBook, which is my preference, but I grew up using exclusively PCs until I started university, so I am capable on either system.
On a personal level, I was born and raised in Manotick, a small town just south of Ottawa. I grew up playing competitive rugby and terrible recreational golf, and I consider myself a fan of every sport from football to tennis. I also have a background in musical theatre, which I am an avid fan of.
You can check out REAL Podcasting at https://realpodcasting.com/.
Maria Rea is the Founder and CEO of MY Media & Publishing Group
Creator and Publisher of MY Authentic Life Magazine
Author & Transformational keynote Speaker
EBC (Evolutionary Business Council) Member
Wellness Universe Member
MY Mission is to build awareness through designing a customized magazine for individuals, organizations, and foundations through our publishing efforts. By highlighting true-to-life stories and articles that touch the hearts and minds of so many, we aspire to educate, empower and inspire others, making these publications a must have in any community, organization or foundation.
Originally from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, now living in a suburb of Detroit, Maria is an entrepreneur whose passion is to help others. With 25+ years of business experience in publishing, advertising, marketing, and public relations, as well as, owning and selling multiple businesses, Maria has a great appreciation for the challenges that businesses face on a daily basis.
As the Founder/CEO of MY Media & Publishing Group, Maria is a publishing expert who specializes in helping others to become a leader in their community, organization or foundation by starting their own customized magazine to use as a marketing tool and to create awareness through the written word, as well as, consulting existing magazine publishers who aspire to "up their game" by implementing her successfully proven methods.
As the creator and publisher of MY Authentic Life magazine, we design a magazine that encourages others to live their best life. We seek writers who are inspired to empower our readers and who are committed to making positive changes in the world with their words.
As a transformational speaker, it is certain that with her life experiences, the coaches who have taught her and the mentors who have led her, that she pass along knowledge, inspiration, and empowerment needed in the world today.
Lynn Casper, who was born in the Philippines, and grew up in North Carolina, became inspired to start the podcast, Homoground, as an outlet for a part of them that had been kept repressed, and as a way to connect with others who were in similar situations.
Jenn Taylor: I’m a published author of a self-help memoir about my life growing up in dysfunction. Emotional, physical and sexual abuse and their effects plagued me and as a result, my relationships were a pattern of their own dysfunction. I am a writer, public speaker, blogger, podcaster and an online coach for future authors. I enjoy the hats that I wear and as a result, my life is full.
Kathy Knowles is a speaker, trainer, and consultant who works with entrepreneurs and small business owners. With her “Find & Fill Formula” and “Team Engagement Process” business and entrepreneurs learn to hire right the first time and have more loyal and dedicated employees and customers. Ultimately, her clients make the leap out of the day to day and onto playing a much bigger playing field.
Tamara Walker, R.N. is your go-to advisor for support, information, advice and encouragement when it comes to your child’s health. Since 2001, Tamara aka “MomRN” has guided new and seasoned parents through the battlefield of pediatrics to ensure that no question goes unanswered and that the best resources (including herself) are available. Tamara is a talk show host, television and radio personality, speaker, child health and safety expert, registered nurse and married mom of two. She lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. Visit her at www.MomRN.com and follow her on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/AskMomRNShow and on other social media channels under the username MomRN.
Tammy Lawman is a master networker and one of the top Joint Venture and Affiliate Managers in the personal development industry. She’s also the creator of How to Become a Rock Star JV & Affiliate Manager, where you can create a solid and reliable work-from-anywhere career that fulfills you and allows you to connect and co-create with incredible authors, speakers and experts in any industry you love!
Mitch Gaynor is a 27-year-old media personality and podcaster focused on helping everyday people have difficult conversations; whether that's about politics, race, culture or relationships... oh and occasionally he makes people laugh too. His background is a complicated one ranging from his current day job in professional sports, to a several-year stint in Boston's flourishing startup scene, with brief layovers in everything from design to hospitality in between. He enjoys a good Netflix binge, pickup games of any variety and of course, long (or in this case short) conversations with strangers. His podcast, Late2Work, co-hosted with comedian Chris Allen can be found on iTunes and SoundCloud at the links below.
Dave Lukas is the Vice President and CSO at Grasp Technologies. Grasp is the leading provider of data management, visualization, and payment solutions in the T&E industry, with offices in Columbus, OH and San Diego, CA. Grasp has enjoyed growth in excess of 50% per year for over a decade with back to back spots on the INC 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in 2015 and 2016. I have worked with Grasp, first as an investor/owner, and then full time in the VP/CSO role.
I am involved in a number of other ventures, most notably as the founder and host of the Misfit Entrepreneur, a weekly podcast devoted to giving our audience access and actionable insight from the world's top entrepreneurs with a focus on their non-traditional methods for achieving success, their Misfit side. The show is listened to in over 50 countries. Additionally, I am the creator of the Ten Year Trading and 12 Minute Trading programs helping people to create financial independence through investing strategies they can do in less than 12 mins a day from their smartphone.
As the owner of LCS Group, my team and I provide strategic consulting and coaching to C-level executives focused on improving their organization's top line growth and streamlining their systems to succeed and scale.
I am the author of the Amazon best-seller "The Ten Year Career - The Fast Track Guide to Retiring Young, Wealthy, and Fulfilled" and speak to organizations on success, leadership, and entrepreneurship. For those that invest in real estate, I am an investor.
Carmine Denisco is a successful Entrepreneur, Inventor, Author and sought after business startup consultant, the many products he has developed or aided in the development over the years have sold in retail stores, TV Shopping Channels, Online and Infomercials or have gone on to be licensed by major corporations. Along with his Partner Rick Valderrama, Carmine Co-Founded Inventors Launchpad a company dedicated to helping Inventors correctly navigate the Invention and Manufacturing process, giving each their best shot at success.
Entrepreneur Magazine picked Denisco as one of its top 5 emerging Entrepreneurs.
Licensed in Mississippi for both residential and commercial real estate Jamie Ross is a Realtor who is highly effective at representing both buyers and sellers. As a buyers agent, you can expect that Jaime will assist with getting financing set up, will listen to your needs to identify the features of a home that will be most important for the buyer.
Works with sellers to ensure their homes are marketed in their best light. Services provided include a market readiness consultation (staging), professional photography, videos, drone photography, web syndication, proactive marketing to targeted buyers and realtors.
Homes that need work Jaime will help coordinate and consult on the work that should be done prior to going on the market - based on the clients goal! Sell fast, or sell high!
From listing a current property- finding your next home all the way through closing, Jaime will be there every step of the way.
Kim Albee is the founder and President of Genoo. Genoo’s products and services over deliver what entrepreneurs, small and midsize businesses need to attract leads and grow new customers. Through two Software-as-a-Service offerings: her namesake product Genoo, and her new offering specifically designed for WordPress users, called WP Marketing Engine; and through an array of professional services “right sized” to the small business marketplace, businesses of all sizes can now compete effectively with world-class lead generation, content marketing, email marketing, and automation.
Kim has worked with organizations such as Minneapolis Star Tribune, Wells Fargo, Verisign Global Registry Services, and Yahoo! While with the Star Tribune from 1990 to 1996, Kim was responsible for systems development methodology, client-server technology, and web infrastructure. She designed and architected infrastructure for StarTribune.com (retains same architecture today!). When the web was static HTML pages, Kim was a pioneer developing a dynamic web infrastructure that helped the Star Tribune compete and hold a dominant presence in the region.
Kim has spoken at Online Marketing Conferences nationally and internationally, such as Marketing Sherpa’s B2B Summit, the Online Marketing Summit, the Digital Marketing Summit, DemandCon, the Social Media Summit, and SEO Rockstars. Kim has been named one of the top 40 Digital Marketing Strategists by the Online Marketing Institute.
She was named a 2016 winner of an Innovation in Technology award from the National Association of Women Business Owners, MN chapter.
and several other course-based content sites.
Nick Schiffer, Founder and owner of NS Builders with an obsession of quality craftsmanship and working with our team to build really cool projects.
I’m not sure if I remember it, or if the stories I’ve heard allow me to believe that I do. I was little, maybe two, and I was walking around the hardware store with my grandma. I kept asking her to buy me a “do-da.” After countless times asking, I finally showed her what I was talking about, and it was a screwdriver. I just wanted to play with tools. I bought small toolbox and filled it with all sorts of hard tools. I got to play with them every time I visited my grandma. When I say ‘play,’ I mean hammering nails into the wood flooring in the corner of her kitchen.
When I was younger, I used to make my parents drive through new housing developments to see the construction worker’s progress. I also woke up early on weekends and watched the home improvement and woodworking shows. I even stalked every contractor that showed up at our house. It got to the point that I would do my best to wear the same clothes as them…I just wanted to fit in!
Through the years, my father taught me how to use different tools and invited me to work at his business, Canton Fence Co. Immediately, I took a liking to Al Costa, an older gentleman that taught me everything he knew. When I was old enough, he let me drive his truck home if I needed a ride. He later passed away, but I will never forget the things I learned from him.
When I was 15 years old, I sold my first job. It was a 10×12 storage shed that sold to my art teacher. I called the lumber yard and gave them a material list to have delivered to my first real job site. My mother dropped me off in her Caravan with all my tools and told me that she would be back around dusk to pick me up. I sat there for four hours waiting for the truck to show up. When it did, I was so excited to sign the slip, despite the gentlemen who did not believe it was for me. For 2-weeks, I built that shed and hand nailed every piece of lumber. At the time, the only power tool I owned was a jig-saw and cordless drill.
I insisted on going to a technical high school. I enrolled at Southeastern Regional Vocation Technical High School and focused in House Carpentry. I quickly excelled in the trade. I was often head of the group, but I respected my peers and we would work as team. Later, I went off to college at Fitchburg State University. There, I received a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. Throughout school, I always kept my tool belt behind the seat of my truck and my hands ready to work.
When I graduated college, I returned to work for my father and continued doing my own projects on nights and weekends. A month later, I was contacted by a large firm to work in multifamily construction, where I would go off to be a project manager that built high-rises. I remember my first interview and had never been to the city. Since I overestimated my travel time, I showed up over an hour early. I sat down with the gentleman interviewing me and he instantly made a comment about my calloused hands. I was embarrassed and apologized, but he explained that he was tired of seeing kids my age graduate school with no sort of experience. He knew with hands like these that I wasn’t like the others.
With 11 years working for my father, 3 years working in multi-family high-rise construction and 9 years picking up my own projects, I decided it was only right to focus on what made me happy. I left the big city behind and started my business, with a focus in residential remodeling, building and custom millwork.
“Ordinary to Extraordinary” is something Erik Seversen (SEE-ver-sin) lives by, and he’s been pretty successful at it. Born into an average, lower-middle-class family in a suburb of Tacoma, Washington, Erik received no (or even negative) support from school counselors and others, but Erik didn’t let them crush his desire to accomplish amazing things. Erik also took life experiences. like rejection from his dream school UCLA, and turned them into challenges to overcome. He excelled in a community college and got into UCLA two years later.
Erik studied Anthropology (often voted the least-likely-to-succeed major), and used anthropology in business, helping a company grow from $7M to over $100,000,000 in ten years as VP of International Business Development. He also taught English as a Second Language for 10 years in Japan, France, Thailand, and universities within the USA. Erik uses entrepreneurial success formulas and motivational materials in business, but he’s also pioneering their use in the field of education. Erik has traveled to over 80 countries around the world and 49 states in the USA. He has ridden a motorcycle on six continents and crossed the USA on one twice. He also climbs mountains, having summited the highest peak of eight countries and five states.
Experiences ranging from discussing philosophy at cafés in Paris to having a machine gun stuck in his mouth in Nigeria to living with a remote Indian tribe deep in the Amazon have forged a unique perspective that Erik uses to work through both the big, life questions and small decisions we make every day. Erik is a writer, speaker, adventurer, entrepreneur, and educator who refused to let others tell him what he could and could not do. He continually worked toward his goals even when others said they were unreasonable. Erik’s travels and intersections with people from around the world weren’t just a fun romp around the planet, but they were a deep study of people, love, struggle, and ways of thinking that can be used to tackle problems in school, business, and life. His most current ambitions are sharing the lessons he’s learned through his business and climbing mountains which he says makes everyday challenges seem a lot easier.
A few things Erik picked up during his life that he likes to share:
• 7 things I learned while hitchhiking from London to Central Africa
• What living with the Wayana Indians in the Amazon taught me about leadership
• What I learned with a gun pointed at my face, and how I use that in business
• How I was tested in the clubhouse of an outlaw motorcycle club, and what I
learned from it
• Sometimes, being vulnerable is the best way to meet the greatest people
• 5 simple ways to break your routine that will add value to your life
• Why no one helps a person who complains, but they help those who don’t
Frankie Picasso is an International SocialPreneur, Talk Show Host, and Champion for Change who has been transforming lives and influencing culture for the past 30 years.
Professionally, she is a Certified Life, Business and Master Coach Trainer, Author, Artist, Activist and Philanthropist in training, who just happens to specialize in the Impossible!
Frankie was the first Professional Female Kickboxing promoter in the World and managed a 12x ISKA Welterweight Champion.
As the founder of The Good Radio Network, (TGRN) Frankie is the host of Mission Unstoppable Radio, FrankieSense & More Radio. Tell Me Something Good is a new feature she just launched that will be both Radio and Internet Television show.
Everything that Frankie is involved in, has Social Impact built in. TGRN is one vehicle for social impact and her artwork is another.
As a professional Artist, Frankie’s paintings have been featured in the International Book of Contemporary Artists Volume 6 and can be found on Fine Art America, http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/frankie-picasso.html. Sale of her artwork and proceeds from custom orders pay for Cleft Palate Surgery for children through Mercy Ships Canada, The Donkey Sanctuary, Montreal SPCA ( Changing PITTIE Law) Storybook Farm Primate Sanctuary, 4 children through World Vision and many other Humanitarian ‘just in time’ efforts.
Frankie’s book Midlife Mojo won her recognition and the Finalist WINNER award as one of the “50 Great Writers you should be Reading in 2015!”
She is also a Huffington post contributor, and a member of the Women’s Economic Council and the Evolutionary Business Council.
A long time animal advocate, Frankie is passionate about SAVING Animals worldwide and raising AWARENESS for the compassionate treatment of all wildlife.
She is also a drumher, dragonboater and Grandmother.
Today's Wisdom- an Eye for an Eye, will just make the whole world end up blind- ghandi
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness!
Hi, I am Judith Morgan. I am 62 years old, self-employed since aged 22 firstly as a small business accountant 1977-1997 and then I sold that business. Entrepreneur through and through. Writer. Blogger. Podcaster.
I have been business coaching and mentoring 2002-date.
I am a first-time author https://JudithMorgan.com/book – entitled Your Biz Your Way. That’s what I teach clients – to trust themselves to employ themselves for money their way
Brenton McKiterick is an avid Brazilian JiuJitsu competitor from Melbourne (Australia), a User Experience Designer and is the co-host of the "The Unknown Strength Podcast"; a show dedicated to providing its audiences with insights through conversations with the great minds and performers in the strength training and martial arts worlds.
An engineer permanently employed in company training and management consulting. I have dealt with it for over 10 yearsin various markets (automotive and ICT above all), both in local and multinational contexts, supporting companies in analyzing their needs, supporting them in organizational development plans, collaborating in competitive repositioning programs. The passion for the business world, its human capital and IT, led me to the birth of IMPROOVO: let's try together to unleash the potential of digital in the world of human resources.
∞ WHO IS IMPROOVO ∞ IMPROOVO is the web platform in which supply and demand forbusiness training meet, designed to facilitate the task of those in charge of training employees. Through IMPROOVO, thecompany obtains, by publishing its training needs / objectives, the proposals from the trainers interested in applying as a supplier. After receiving and evaluating (without commitment) the training proposals in terms of program, CV, price, previous feedback, etc., can choose the most suitable provider in total awareness. It's free.
∞ CHOOSE IMPROOVO FOR ∞ ✔ have more choice alternatives and more information on trainers ✔ invest less time in identifying the most suitable supplier ✔ stop paying the expensive (albeit invisible) brokerage of traditional training dealers
Nicola Jones-Crossley is the Founding Director of AKIN ASIA - a community organisation that promotes and celebrates female leadership. In this role Nicola leads a small team coordinating a global network and facilitating women-led panel discussions, networking events and professional development workshops.
Recently she lead the initiative to partner with UNESCO Asia Pacific on a local project Women Make The News - Thailand. Part of a global campaign to feature more female voices in the news, Women Make The News - Thailand is an online database of Thai female experts created as a tool for journalists to quickly and easily find sources for their reports. As a partner, AKIN ASIA assisted UNESCO with the development, design and implementation of the campaign along with promoting and marketing the database for wider influence.
As a Master Trainer from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), Nicola continues to facilitate and deliver trainings in leadership, communication for impact and negotiation skills. She has worked with teams across various industries throughout Southeast Asia to develop and leverage professional skill sets for increased impact.
Nicola has served as Guest Lecturer at the Asian Univeristy for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh where she designed and facilitated professional development curriculum for a diverse range of students. With students from 13 different countries represented, the learning had great impact.
She has also worked extensively with AccorHotels to facilitate leadership and communication training for the brand's leading female executives across Southeast Asia. Held in Bangkok, the training focussed on building confidence, managing conflict and communicating effectively.
Prior to founding AKIN ASIA and living in Bangkok, Thailand, Nicola worked in non-profit management in Australia, specifically focussing on youth work working with underprivileged youth. She worked as part of a team that ran recreation activities, certified alternative education programs and outreach assistance initiatives for young people in Sydney’s inner suburbs.
In addition to her qualifications from ILM, Nicola holds a Diploma of Youth Work from TAFE Institute of Western Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame Australia.