Christine Comaford is a leadership and culture coach and New York Times bestselling author. For over 30 years, she has helped leaders navigate growth & change. Christine is sought after for providing proven strategies to shift executive behavior to create more positive outcomes, enroll and align teams in times of change, profoundly increase sales, product offerings, and company value. Her coaching, consulting and strategies have created hundreds of billions of dollars in new revenue and value for her clients.
Shawn Murphy serves as CEO of WorqIQ, formerly Switch and Shift, an organization that helps leaders transform the work experience to be positive, energizing & optimistic. His debut book, “The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment that Energizes Everyone”, is out now. Shawn was recently named a “Top 100 Leadership Speaker” in Inc.com and has over 25 years’ experience as an organizational and culture change practitioner and workshop facilitator.
Elizabeth Crook has been the CEO of Orchard Advisors for the past 20+ years and in that role, has helped other CEOs and entrepreneurs think and act strategically to grow their companies & find greater personal satisfaction. She has shown countless individuals how to invent and reinvent themselves. Elizabeth knows how to inspire people to gain a fresh sense of what they can accomplish in their lives, think about themselves with compassion, develop a sense of humor about their challenges, and ultimately…take action.
Dr. Jeff Thompson is an executive advisor and chief executive officer emeritus at Gundersen Health System, pediatrician, author, and speaker. His experience in leadership is far-reaching, having led diverse teams, projects, and divisions, before holding multiple senior executive roles, including fourteen years as CEO of Gundersen Health System. Dr. Thompson is also the author of “Lead True: Live Your Values, Build Your People, Inspire Your Community.”
David Fairley is the founder and president of Website Properties.com, a brokerage that specializes in selling established and profitable Internet-based businesses. David also personally developed, bought and sold Hammocks.com, Strollers.com, Drums.com, Unicorns.com and over 60 website businesses in multiple niches. He has represented more than 475 Internet-based business owners in the sale of their websites.
Stephen Petith is an internationalization architect, working to create internationalized businesses and lifestyles for his clients. He has started, sold, and operates businesses around the world. Stephen uses his knowledge gained from past businesses and political roles to provide his clients with strategic advice on business and personal internationalization.
Sam Mallikarjunan is a Marketing Fellow at HubSpot and former Head of Growth at HubSpot Labs, the somewhat-secret experimental arm of the world’s #1 Sales & Marketing platform. Sam teaches Advanced Digital Marketing at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education, and is the co-author of the book “How To Sell Better Than Amazon” (which, thanks to the publisher, is ironically available for purchase on Amazon).”
Kendall Lyman is the author of “CHANGE THE WAY YOU CHANGE!”, a founding principal of The Highlands Group, a firm specializing in strategy, organizational change, and leadership development. He helps leaders around the world to navigate change, improve employee engagement, and transform culture. Kendall has consulted with a wide array of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to small and midsize firms.
Mark Sears is Founder and CEO of Cloud Factory, a fast-growing startup focused on changing how the world works. They’re using technology to make it super easy for startups and fast-growing companies to scale, by offloading routine, data-centric work so they can focus on innovation and growth. Their mission is to create meaningful work for 1 million people in the developing world.
Christina Crawford is the president of Bubble Pop Beauty, an Atlanta-based, e-commerce hair and skincare brand designed for young female consumers. She was inspired to launch the brand by her seven-year-old daughter. Before launching Bubble Pop Beauty, Christina held various positions in marketing, branding, and promotions at various corporations for more than 13 years. She is a fashion junkie, an avid reader, loves to travel, cook, exercise, and most importantly, spend time with her family.
Sophie Wade is the author of EMBRACING PROGRESS and the founder of Flexcel Network, which provides consulting services to maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption in the transition to the new work environment. She is an authority on the wide-ranging Future-of-Work issues impacting companies – such as attracting, engaging, and retaining talent, workplace flexibility, Millennial demands, purposed-driven culture, and more.
Tim Rhode is the creative force behind 1-life-fully-lived.org. He is a rare individual who “walks the walk” of what he teaches. Tim came from a very humble background, growing up in a blue collar family in a blue collar town. Although he barely graduated high school and never attended any college, Tim went on to dream, plan, and create his own “magnificent life.” Tim has a diverse range of talents that can help YOU create the life of your dreams.
Brad Chandler is CEO of Express Homebuyers and President of Brad Chandler Coaching. Brad read a book about buying real estate with no money down when he was in the 9th grade and has been passionate about it ever since. He built, from scratch, a 7th-level real estate investing business that does 200+ deals per year, makes $500,000 a month every month in wholesale fees, and operates without his day-to-day involvement. Since 2003, he has been part of over 5,000 real estate transactions, and he is dedicated to sharing his experiences and helping others through his podcast…”The Real Estate Investing Hot Seat” – and through coaching and mentoring.
Seth Buechley is a serial entrepreneur with a unique background. He grew up in a commune in the woods of southern Oregon, married his high school sweetheart, skipped college, and still managed to build and sell several companies resulting in multi-million-dollar exits. He enjoys connecting high-potential leaders with the ideas and resources to grow their business or organization while achieving lasting leadership impact.
Robin Behrstock has been starting businesses since she was a kid. Most of them were failures, which — as they should — became learning experiences. At the age of 33, it all paid off when she started a copper mug business just as they became a popular trend. In less than three years, she grew the business to annual sales of $3 million. With that success came the realization it wasn’t what she wanted to do with her life. The best part of being an entrepreneur—for her—wasn’t making money or selling lots of copper mugs, it was inspiring people, which led Robin to write the book, “Adventures of Women Entrepreneurs: Stories That Inspire”…with the goal of inspiring women around the world to do something different, to step outside their comfort zone or move beyond their present circumstances and make their dreams a reality!
Kelly Roach handled hundreds of millions in assets and managed dozens of teams across 17 locations to engineer record-breaking turnarounds for companies and departments in the Fortune 500 company she helped led..all before she was 30. Fast forward to today…and Kelly is the powerful host behind the top-rated Unstoppable Success Radio podcast, best selling author, and founder of Kelly Roach Coaching International, where she helps business owners unleash their greatness, build unstoppable momentum, and achieve anything.
Jaymie Tarshis is a marketing strategist that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs get more traffic, leads, and sales by leveraging the power of Facebook ads. If you want to grow your business and create a system that brings in a consistent amount of customers on auto-pilot, then connect with Jaymie at JaymieTarshis.com or on her Facebook page www.Facebook.com/jaymietarshis.
Adam Urbanski arrived in United States from Poland with only $194 in his pocket and a limited ability to speak English. Within 10-years, he was able to build and sell his first 7-figure empire in the restaurant industry. Then he lost it all. He rebuilt and has consistently stayed on the bleeding edge of market trends. Today, he is the personal coach and mentor to some of the biggest names in the personal and professional development spaces. Over 100,000 coaches, consultants, speakers, experts, online marketers and entrepreneurs world-wide turn to Adam for advice.
Ace Chapman bought his first business when he was 19 years old. It was an online stock market simulator called CoolWallStreet. After selling it, and seeing the benefits in buying a business over starting one, he caught the business buying bug. Since then he has bought and sold over 30 businesses and has helped his clients all over the world buy over 100 companies.
Moustafa Hamwi is recognized as the world’s leading expert on “Passionate Leadership.” He has achieved in one year what took others 20 years to achieve…to an extent he has been nicknamed “Mr. Passion”. He has interviewed over 180 global leaders, experts, authors, coaches, award winning artists, Nobel prize laureates, and Olympians on his talk show “Passion Sundays”. Moustafa has been selected by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith as one of the top 100 coaches globally.
Robert Kohler founded Kohler Law Group over 20 years ago and his firm has represented thousands of venture-backed and publicly-traded technology companies worldwide. In addition to being involved in the legal field, he has real-world business experience as a successful entrepreneur and has founded and sold several technology companies.
Calvin Correli is an artist, entrepreneur, and the CEO of a holistically focused, multi-million dollar software company called Simplero. Calvin is passionate about helping online business owners do exactly what brings them most alive and is currently working on branching out to bring all of his talents — including music, spirituality and personal growth into an exciting new service for entrepreneurs.
Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough have over 25 years experience in Human Resources Management and Leadership Coaching — and they are the founders of Teenhackz. Lisa and Lisa are on a mission to shape the future of work one teen at a time. Their focus — their one vital priority is to help equip teens (and their parents) with the necessary skills for success in work and in life. Lisa and Lisa also share their insightful process within their two books: “Raising Resilient Teens: A Practical Guide to Preparing Your Kids for Life & Work in the Real World”, and “Teens: Understanding & Loving the Creatures We Live With.”
Kathy Knowles is a speaker, trainer, and consultant who speaks on The Seven Step System for Creating more Purpose, Profit, and Possibilities rather than running a business that’s stealing your soul. She works with entrepreneurs and small business owners to reduce turnover 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 so they can do the work that’s in their heart and leave their legacy.
Pamela Herrmann is a best-selling author, host of the daily video series, “The Morning Would Show”, a national keynote speaker and co-founder of CREATE Buzz, a customer loyalty consultancy firm. A short list of her clients include jetBlue, State of Colorado Economic Development, North Carolina Main Street Alliance, New Jersey Main Street Alliance, and Oklahoma Main Streets. Her book, “The Customer Manifesto”, was ranked #3 by Business.com in their list of “Excellent Customer Service Books Every Business Owner Should Read.”