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Jeff HoffmanCo-Founder Priceline, Founder uBid & ColorJar
Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, Hollywood film producer, and a producer of a Grammy-winning jazz album in 2015. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.com. uBid.com, CTI, ColorJar, and more.
Jeff serves on boards of companies in the US, Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia, supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in more than 150 countries. He supports the White House, the US State Department, the United Nations, and many foreign governments on economic growth initiatives and entrepreneurship programs.
Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, having been invited to speak in over 50 countries. He speaks on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and business leadership, and is the co-author of the book SCALE, a how-to guide for growing your business. Jeff also teaches innovation workshops to major corporations on a regular basis.
Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.
Outside of the world of technology, Jeff has produced movies, has produced musical events including concerts, tours, and charity events with such artists as Elton John, Britney Spears, NSYNC, and others, and serves on numerous charity and non-profit boards.
Brian SmithFounder of Ugg Boots
Brian Smith is the Founder of the world famous UGG Australia Brand.
Graduating in 1978 as a Chartered Accountant in Australia, Brian came to California looking for the next big opportunity to bring back to Australia.
While studying at the UCLA Graduate School of Management he observed that there was no sheepskin footwear in the US.
With only $500 in capital, he imported boot samples and over the next seventeen years built the UGG Australia brand into a multi-million dollar international enterprise. He sold in 1995 and the brand has continued to grow to exceed a billion dollars in annual sales for the past five years.
Brian is one of the most sought after International business leaders in the country today. He is committed to teaching entrepreneurs how to leverage their most precious assets from within, and to recognize and pursue their passions to create a fulfilling and successful life.
Brian has authored the book “The Birth of a Brand – Launching Your Entrepreneurial Passion and Soul”, is a sought after Keynote speaker and mentors small business owners.
He spends his time with his family and friends in Southern California and enjoys surfing and contributing to humanity.
Kerri CourtrightCo-Founder, Today's Growth Consultants
David MeltzerCEO, Sports 1 Marketing
Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, a firm he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. Sports Marketing is a sports and entertainment firm that leverages the relationship capital that surrounds the world's largest sporting events. Previous and current projects include: The Super Bowl, The Masters, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kentucky Derby, The Oscars, Consumer Electronic Show, Aggregated Marketing Platform, Nonprofit Tool Kit, and over 5,700 charitable events, golf tournaments, and galas.
Dave is an author and sought after motivational speaker. His books include; Connected to Goodness and Compassionate Capitalism, both of which became international best-sellers. Among his many media recognitions are; Entrepreneur Magazine; 2017 Top Five Best Entrepreneurial Speaker, Forbes; 2016 Top Ten Keynote Speaker, and Variety Magazine; Sports Humanitarian of the Year, for his ongoing philanthropic work.
As a Technology Pioneer Dave was the CEO of Samsung's first smartphone division and the global release of the PC-E Phone. He later became the CEO of the most recognized sports agency in the world; Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment.
David CorbinKeynote Speaker and Trainer
David M.Corbin has been referred to as ‘Robin Williams with an MBA” because of his very practical, high content speeches coupled with entertaining and sometimes side splitting stories and applications. A former psychotherapist with a background in healthcare, he has served as management and leadership consultant to businesses and organizations of all sizes – from Fortune 20 companies to businesses with less than 1 million – and enjoys the challenges of all. He has worked directly with the Presidents of companies such as AT&T, Hallmark, Sprint as well as the Hon.Secretary of Veterans Administration and others.
David is the host and star of the movie Pass It On with his colleagues Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy, John Assaraf, Denis Waitley, Evander Holyfield, Les Brown and 50others. www.passitontoday.com. David is featured in the Napoleon Hill Foundation’s movie, Three Feet From Gold www.threefeetaway.com and the book of the same name (Sterling, 2009) which is currently the #3 best selling book in America . David’s latest book, Illuminate- Harnessing The Positive Power of Negative Thinking (John Wiley & Sons Publishing) has been an internaional best seller for over 9 years. Preventing BrandSlaughter became an instant #1 best seller this year. He has been a featured speaker for INC Magazine’s national and regional business conferences since 1995 and was rated in their top 5% of speakers. His full service consulting and development firm specializes in maximizing the productivity and profitability of business, industry and government. David was awarded the International Enterprise of the Year for Innovation by Bank of America for the touch screen patient interview system that he invented and took to market. Presented by Former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, Sec. James Baker, Tom Peters, Maya Angelou, Hon. Newt Gingrich and others.
Greg ReidThis Generation's Napoleon Hill
Bestselling Author. Acclaimed Speaker. Filmmaker -
Greg S. Reid is a natural entrepreneur known for his giving spirit and a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts.
As an action-taking phenomenon, strategy turns into results fast and furious, and relationships are deep and rich in the space he orbits.
Published in over 45 books, 28 best sellers, five motion pictures, and featured in countless magazines, Greg shares that the most valuable lessons we learn, are also the easiest ones to apply.
Recently, Greg has been hand selected by The Napoleon Hill Foundation to help carry on the teaching found in the bible of personal achievement – Think and Grow Rich.
His latest Movie ‘Wish Man’ features the real life story of Frank Shankwitz (Founder Of the Make A Wish Foundation) where one boys desire inspired a man to change the world.
Ross HalleckLuxury Brand Advisor
Ross Halleck, Principal and Founder of Halleck Vineyard and Halleck, Inc.
Ross Halleck founded Halleck, Inc. in 1980 as one of the preeminent branding and marketing services agencies in Silicon Valley.
In pursuit of mutual passions, Ross focused the agency in both the high technology and wine industries, with offices in Palo Alto and Sebastopol, CA, Silicon Valley and Sonoma County.
Companies such as Bealieu Vineyards, Opus One, Raymond Vineyards, Beringer, Kendall Jackson, Ironhorse Vineyards, Cain Vineyards, St. Supery Vineyards, Mumm Napa Valley, HP, Agilent, Sun Microsystems, Netscape, ConAgra, McKesson Corporation, and the United States Government have engaged Halleck to strengthen their communications and brands.
In 1993, Ross developed a Pinot Noir vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. His first 2001 vintage was judged the #1 Pinot Noir in the US in the pretigious Pinot Noir Summit.
In 2016 alone, Halleck Vineyard won 22 medals in 7 national and international competitions. 16 were Gold. Every wine earned a Gold in at least one event. His 2013 Estate Grown, just last week, earned 95 Points from the prestigious Tasting Panel.
Ross’ strategic thinking, creative excellence and marketing intelligence earned him B to B Magazine’s Top 100 Award for 2001.
Halleck is a thought leader in brand strategy, taking the stage in building luxury brands. He has spoken at Brand Innovators, the American Strategic Management Institute, Digital Footprint, CEOSpace, Silicon Valley World Internet Center, The Aspen Institute and The Ahwahnee Hotel Vintners Holidays. He’s recently been featured in Forbes.
Ross’ book, Luxury DNA, will soon be published by Select Publishing in NY. Ross was a key contributor in Rod Heisterberg's breakthrough book, Creating Business Agility, published by Wiley and Associates in 2014. He is a regular guest in the Sonoma State University MBA program.
Ken Rochon is an accomplished entrepreneur of over 30 years with Absolute Entertainment, published author of eight books, including Becoming the Perfect Networker, and Succeeding 1 Connection @ a Time. Global fusion DJ, founder of Perfect World Network/Perfect Networker, photographer, world traveler, and recipient of America’s Most Influential Business Connector of 2010.
Allen WilterdinkChief Operating Officer, Today's Growth Consultants
Allen is the COO of TGC. Coordinating and controlling hundreds of revenue generating websites, Allen is continually living on the edge of technology. Allen's motto... If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room.
John GeorgilisChief Creative Officer Today's Growth Consultant
John Georgilis has worked with TGC for several years and has helped develop the design behind the majority of TGC's websites. He has spoken on numerous occasion at the Digital Footprint conferences to share his great knowledge of how to design artistic and engaging websites.
Sean KavanaughContent Director, Today's Growth Consultants
Sean Kavanaugh is known as “The Plumbing Guy.” That’s because he weathered the construction industry for 21 years and ran his own firm for 16.
Sean was one of our first site partners. He developed www.theplumbinginfo.com into the most read plumbing-only website in the US.
Due to his content creation experience, we hired him three years ago to help others with their own content development and is now the Content Director.
Bill CourtrightC.G.S., Today's Growth Consultant
Bill and his wife Danielle make their home in Roswell, Georgia. They have one 3-year-old son and one son 11 months. There is nothing more important to Bill than his family. Whether he’s presenting to a new market, speaking at various conferences, or working from home, chances are Danielle, Cole, and Carter are not very far.
“Family, for me, is everything. It’s what allows everything in my life to make sense. How hard I work, how much we save, my personal health, it’s all for the benefit of the life I can provide for my family…they’re why I do what I do.”
Bill with his wife Danielle, and his son Cole
*Director of Business Development*
As business becomes more complex and global, skilled leadership becomes ever more vital. A director of business development helps organizations remain competitive and grow by identifying, assessing and developing new business opportunities.
Bill is responsible for seeking out new business opportunities for TGC/IncomeStore. He develops, coordinates and implements plans designed to increase existing business and capture new opportunities.
Often, Bill is involved in strategic marketing and operations planning with top executives, setting objectives and identifying methods to reach those goals. Bill must be keenly aware of organizational growth initiatives related to regional markets and target customer segments, as well as TGC’s potential to meet customer needs with a product or service.
Developing proposals in response to requests for proposals is another important aspect of the director of business development’s job duties. Once new business has been secured, Bill works with other department heads and staff to coordinate account startup and transition service or product delivery.
Bill has made his career as a “top sales professional” for over 20 years. He speaks to audiences all over the world on “selling in the 21st century.”
“His energy and delivery are his trademark, when you hear Bill speak, you remember what he says.”
Bill’s greatest value to you and your audience is not only his understanding of new media marketing and e-business trends, but his ability to present it all in a context that is easily understood, practical, and readily implemented.
Dave ConklinChief Marketing Officer for Today's Growth Consultants
As CMO of hundreds of revenue generating websites, Dave has the opportunity to split test and try many new things. Once the visionary and builder of a single website that began generating hundreds of leads per day, later becoming an Inc.500 company, Dave's vision of how to market and grow websites is unmatched.
Dan NeiraFounder & CEO, Burn Media Group
Dan Neira is the Founder and CEO of Burn Media Group, a Digital Marketing Agency in Southern California. Dan began his professional career as Associate Producer / Director for the Univision Television Network after graduating from Loma Linda University in 1979 with a B.A. degree in Philosophy & Religion. Within a year he was offered the opportunity to direct television shows for an international television production company based in Thousand Oaks, California, The Media Center, where he worked for four years and traveled extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East writing and directing on-location and in studio segments and shows focused on health, family, and education from a Christian perspective. In 1987 he officially became an entrepreneur and created his first full service Production Company, Total Media Productions, and went on to write, produce and direct hundreds of television commercials for many high profile clients including Verizon Wireless, McDonalds, Subway, Red Bull Beverages, and many more. In 1997 he formed Axiom Entertainment, a feature film production and film distribution company, where he directed and produced several full-length feature films and acquired a library of over 60 films that were sold at the major film markets including AFM and Cannes. True to his Entrepreneurial spirit he then formed another Production Company, Cineira Entertainment, that focused on television commercial productions exclusively. In 2007 he fully entered the digital world with Burn Media Group, a full service Digital Marketing agency serving clients in the Online world through the creation of Websites, Social Media platforms, Google Adwords campaigns (as a Google Partner Agency), Search Engine Optimization, and of course the king of Online Content -- powerful videos!
Werner BergerTransformational Leadership Experiences
Have you ever met a Guinness World Record Book holder? If not, you will at Digital Footprint. Pssst, you could now conceivably get an autograph to treasure, especially since he is planning to break his own record in order to show that age doesn't matter. Desire and fitness do. This record holder’s most passionate ambition is to inspire you—no matter your age—and people all over the world, to live life with more purpose, passion, health, joy and fulfillment.
Leadership builder, master strategist and world record-holding mountaineer Werner Berger, will hopefully invite you to join him on an extraordinary, history making adventure, “Quest736, The Game Is Not Over.” He will be RE-climbing the highest peak on each of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest, and will coach and guide a few individuals on hikes to exotic and breath taking places like Mt. Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro and an Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru. Upon returning from similar adventures participants have glowingly reported having gained a much deeper appreciation of self, regained their adventurous spirit and reconnected with the wildness that lay dormant inside. You too might be thrilled by one of his favorite quotes: ““Wilderness is something all of us long for, without even realizing it. We spend the majority of our time indoors with photos of wild places hanging on the walls. You daydream about those quiet moments away from a busy life; about the places that make us think, the vistas that make us feel small.” This speaks, in part at least, to Werner’s playground and to which he would be honored to have you join him, in spirit or in reality. He calls his trips, “Transformational Life Experience” - designed for adventure, pleasure and to awaken the leader in each of us.
Werner’s remarkable insights make every trip a life transforming odyssey.
Werner has successfully interwoven his background and experience as a corporate leadership development consultant (since 1984) into his coaching, consulting and climbing. His formal education includes a series of degrees, a Bachelors in Engineering, a Masters in the Sciences and a MBA.
In July, he will be celebrating his 80th birthday on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the first step in launching Quest736.
Werner is also the Executive Producer of a movie designed to change North America health and is the first ever, AARP Pennsylvania Life Reimagined Award winner. He has appeared on Today, with Matt Lauer, and a multitude of other high profile TV and radio shows throughout the US and Canada. He has been feature in books by Bob Proctor and Greg S Reid (Thoughts Are Things), Randy Sutton (The Power of Legacy) and Donald Cote (Life-Works).
You can connect with Werner via email werner@Quest736.com, on Facebook and LinkedIn as Werner Berger, and/ or Twitter as @EverestGuy
Aaron Scott YoungSmall Business Consultant and Advocate
For over 20 years, Aaron Young has been empowering business owners to build strong companies and proactively protect their dreams. An entrepreneur with several multimillion-dollar companies under his own belt, Aaron has made it his life's work to arm other business owners with success formulas that immediately provide exponential growth and protection. Below are some of his career highlights.
As CEO of Laughlin Associates, Aaron has served as a strategic-thinking partner for more than 80,000 business owners across a wide range of industries-- from the largest yacht broker in the US, to franchisees, to electrical contractors, to medical professionals. Having witnessed both their common mistakes and common successes, he knows what works and what does not.
Heshie SegalKids Better World
Heshie Segal is a professional speaker, trainer, coach and consultant who uses the power of collaboration, connectivity and relationship building as the foundation of her proprietary JetNettingTM system (the next level beyond sales-focused networking). Her process is featured in the #1 NY Times Best Seller, “Get in the Game.” Heshie’s book, Blink You’re Judged: How to Create a Powerful Positive First Impression has helped thousands get started before they pick up the phone or walk out the door.
Heshie is the founder of Kids Better World, a non-profit organization committed to providing basic human needs to all children. While she still focuses on building character, self-esteem and the child as a global “contributor”, in 2010, after her first of many trips to Africa, she began programs to help underserved children become more visible to the global community. Knowing that 5000 children die every day from drinking contaminated water, her current focus is to distribute one million Puritii water filtration systems through her "Puritii for Humanity" campaign.
Mike EngstromManaging Director at Today's Growth Consultant
and has worked on multiple marketing events all through out the Chicago Area from 1991 - 2016
Thomas SmaleFounder, FE International
Thomas is a serial online business entrepreneur and expert. In his early 20s, he began building and selling small online companies. This turned into a full-time career when he founded FE International in 2010, growing the business with zero funds from ground up and consistently doubling annual revenue, as well as the average deal size. Thomas specializes in advising in the M&A of SaaS, e-commerce, affiliate and content businesses. He has consulted hundreds of internet entrepreneurs on exit strategy, growth and business development.
Erica CastnerQueen of Results
Erica Castner is the CEO and founder of Queen of Results, a professional development & training company servicing C-level and entrepreneur clients across the United States. She is a frequent guest columnist for Southwest Florida Business Today and been named to Gulfshore Business Magazine’s "40 under 40" list.
Erica is the host of "Power Factor Biz Chat" podcast, a show focused on helping professionals communicate more confidently, shatter procrastination, and boost productivity. Erica is a member of The News-Press Media Group's Young Professionals Advisory Board, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, and the Above Board Chamber of Florida.
Brigitta HoeferleFounder of the Montessori School of Cleveland
Brigitta Höferle, born and raised in Germany. Entrepreneur and Leader at heart since age 6. At age 33, she, her husband and their daughter left their home country to move from Munich to small town Tennessee - on their own dime without corporate support.
All she had was a business plan and the drive to succeed stronger than a bulldozer. Brigitta’s vision was to establish a Montessori School, not knowing a thing about how to sell to the American audience. Starting in 2004, with a toddler and a soon to be newborn, Brigitta started, what turned out to be a very successful business: 10x-ing her revenue within the first 5 years. After continued growth in the following years - growth of herself by continuous learning and growth of her business by tireless implementing - Brigitta was invited in 2014 to participate and speak on stages within the US and soon around the world. She is a tenacious woman on a mission, a lady of the PLAN A strategy: Defining YOUR Destiny from DESIRE to DESERVE, by listening and communicating in 4D.
Sheila Robinson-KissAuthor of "Joy Shows Up"
The author of 5 books-most recently 'Joy Shows Up'- Sheila taps into the soul and psyche of her audience by creating a long-lasting memorable experience. Event attendees walk out excited to implement what they have learned—strategies to meet real world challenges, take control of stress, and rethink the performance possibilities for their lives. She delivers fun, uplifting, interactive, programs, filled with well-researched, practical strategies, needed to sustain balance and high performance daily.
With nearly 20 years of clinical psychology under hear belt, Sheila Robinson-Kiss is the new voice urging you to take control, take action and lift up your home and work life in today’s disconnected relationship state. Sheila is on a mission to give people the tools to adapt to the fast-paced, distraction filled climate we live in. A primary theme of her message is “stop looking around and comparing yourself with others and focus on growing what is good and working in your life and business.” Sheila has provided Keynote presentations and high impact programs for over 30 state and federal agencies, and for companies like, American Family Insurance, The Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Pfizer, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Wells Fargo Advisors and more.
She provides the techniques to move forward with renewed compassion and balance. She moves beyond the “neat and tidy” relational paradigms of the past and offers relevant solutions for working and living today.
Sheila’s research was born out of the realization that the relationship and work environment has changed. In nearly two decades as a licensed clinical social worker, she witnessed a marked change in her clients. Reports of “casual cruelty” and the absence of deep, meaningful connections started to rise. People seemed more broken…busted…bruised…on edge. People’s work and relationships have suffered.
Her work also explores how this new relationship environment shapes not just our roles as friends, parents, and partners, but also our behaviors as employees, employers, and consumers. The new state has impacted performance across all areas of life.
Our relationships are at the core of our experience as human beings; yet living, working, and loving happily is more difficult than ever. Sheila’s timely and compelling message allows the audience to finally “put a finger” on the disconnection and distraction they feel and shine a light on how we move forward from here, implement what we know, and take action to uplift our lives.
Her engaging, and energizing talks come from her soul. Sheila offers a realistic yet refreshing perspective on how each of us can work and thrive in business and in life.
Angie EngstromAuthor / Professional Keynote Speaker / Catalyst Coach / Entrepreneur
Angie brings simplicity to the complex issues of business and personal life.
There is an unshakable mission in Angie's soul to instigate change, empower, and impact others to achieve more in less time so that they can live their life on purpose and achieve their dreams.
Angie is the founder and facilitator of the weekly talk show, Productivity Conversations, where callers dial in to ask anything about improving their productivity, organization, and any blocks around achievement in business and life. Using her skills as an active improv artist at Second City Chicago, she illuminates a unique perspective to whatever “mess” you may be dealing with. One of Angie’s motto’s: if you can’t find the fun in your business, you are doing something wrong.
She is also the author of two soon-to-be published books, Getting Yourself Unstuck and Overcoming Mediocrity and she is the creator of the Achieving More business seminars and workshops.
Angie lives in Downers Grove, Illinois with her husband of 18 years (Mike), 14-year-old son (Michael), and 5-year-old schnauzer (Austin) and is known in her community as Awesome Angie because she honors the awesomeness in you.
Galina LipinaCertified Life Coach
Despite growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Galina always felt that there is more to life than 9 to 5 job and retiring old. After receiving Masters Degree in Computer Science, she followed her dreams and moved to the US.
While building her career as IT Project Management Consultant for the over a decade, she got inspired by Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Work Week and set the goal to retire within 2 years. Her relentless focus and drive allowed her to quit her job in just 22 months.
By the age of 33, she became financially free, where her six figure passive income can comfortably support her lifestyle.
Besides being a savvy investor Galina is also a Certified Life Coach and a Kizomba dance instructor. When not exploring new business opportunities, she can be found attending personal development workshops, relaxing on a beach, or traveling the world.
She currently resides in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and consults and coaches clients all over the world.
DeLores PressleyFounder of She Elevates™
DeLores Pressley is a world-class Keynote Speaker, published Author and Life Coach with more than three decades of experience. She is the CEO of DeLores Pressley Worldwide and the Founder of She Elevates™ a charity to help create and empower women and girl entrepreneurs.
DeLores uses her voice as a platform to inspire and help motivate thousands to take inspired actions, be confident and live their most marvelous life. Her writing skills are notable, as she has published many articles on inspiration, confidence and empowerment. She is the author of “Clean Out the Closets of Your Life”, “Believe in the Power of You”, “Empower” and Co-Author of “Oh Yes You Can!” She is a contributing writer for Smart Business Magazine and the Spokesperson for Humanitarian Hands Charities.
Her story has been touted in Speaker, Glamour, Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Inside Business, Essence, Ebony and Marie Claire magazines. She is a frequent media guest and host of a new TV Show; A Purposeful Life. She has appeared on the Bravo TV Network Show; Married to Medicine and has been interviewed on every major network including Entertainment Tonight and OPRAH.
Burge Smith-LyonsFounder & CEO of The Essence of Being, Inc.
Burge Smith-Lyons is founder and CEO of Essence of Being, Inc. For more than 36 years, she has helped thousands of men, women, children and companies globally with healing, self-development, communication techniques, relationships, abundance, team building, and leadership development. She specializes in helping people identify their "Bubble Talk" — subconscious negative self-talk that blocks them from achieving what they want in life.
Burge is an international bestselling author, motivational speaker, DISC Certified Instructor, relationship and communications expert. She is the founder of The Healing Forest Foundation, Inc., member of Women’s Speaker Bureau, IWLA, advisory board member of Women’s Network, TV host and Peace Ambassador with the Global Peace Initiative and the WIN and prosperity partner for Women’s Prosperity Network.
She has hubs in Atlanta, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Asheville, Boston, Rhode Island, Canada, and Malaysia. She is expanding into India and China.
Cathy NiezenFounder, Community Building Consultancy
Cathy Niezen builds communities of 100,000’s for leaders and businesses that are ready to create global impact. In the first 12 months Cathy reached half a million followers by building her own impactful online community on Facebook.
Cathy Niezen the founder of Community Building Consultancy is passionate about personal truth and social responsibility. It means that she stands beside visionaries and leaders of social projects that impact individuals and the world.
We help change-makers and organizations with causes close to their hearts to take action by creating awareness in others about the issues that will impact generations to come.
Community Building Consultancy offers solutions to create, build, sustain, and financially leverage communities. We strategically help leaders and businesses target products and services through socially responsible practices.
Since the age of 12, Cathy has been building communities. High school and college community-building lead to non-profits, churches, parenthood support, healthy marriage foundations and Hispanic lobbyists. Community development is her passion. It’s her purpose.
Cathy’s skills of building physical communities has transferred into the virtual world -- from local communities to global communities. Her biggest love for the virtual world is the reach. Through social media, instead of thousands, now she reaches millions.
Community development for the purpose of education and service is Cathy’s utmost priority.
She believes each of us has a calling in this life, and with the right education we can fulfill our personal purpose. Be the change you want to see, emulate the leaders you admire. That’s why advocating for causes and movements is Cathy’s calling.
Community Building Consultancy advocates for world transformation. Cultural differences, religious beliefs, gender issues, and ethnicity variances -- they all matter. We all unite under the roof of basic truths: having fundamental needs covered, receiving basic education and health programs, living a life in peace, diminishing all forms of violence, creating brotherhood and sisterhood connections.
If you are ready to take action towards spreading your message, we will help you strategize, monetize, recruit followers, believers, activists, and sponsors to contribute and collaborate to achieve your global mission. Together we can build inspiring communities that change the world. Let’s create an impact for greater good.
Ed BogleStrategic Consultant
ED BOGLE is a Strategic Planning Consultant working with and mentoring entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions in market seizing strategy, implementation and brand execution. He has worked with and served as a coach to two of Inc Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year regional winners and has worked with three companies in Inc Magazine’s 100 Fastest growing companies in the US. A former Arthur Young regional manger over Strategic Planning and Management, his work encompasses firms ranging from start-ups and emerging entities to the Global 50 enterprises, with a passion for entrepreneurship. His work includes breakthrough thinking for high growth market strategies, brand development, alliances and partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and capital formation. He also has a passion for non-profits and social entrepreneurship.
Steve FarberPresident, Extreme Leadership
Steve Farber is the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, an organization devoted to changing the world through the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in business and beyond.
Listed on Inc’s ranking of the Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts in the world, and #1 on Huffington Post’s 12 Business Speakers to See in 2017, Farber is a bestselling author, popular keynote speaker, and a seasoned leadership coach and consultant who has worked with a vast array of public and private organizations in virtually every arena.
Farber’s third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership, debuted as a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is already considered a classic in the leadership field and was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His column, The Extreme Leadership Chronicles, runs weekly on Inc.com.
Diane ForsterIntentional Living Expert
DIANE FORSTER is an INTENTIONAL LIVING EXPERT and Certified Coach/Mentor/Mastermind Facilitator and in NLP. She works with clients privately on their professional and personal goals, and focuses on women going through life transitions. Diane has mastered the art of living each day to the fullest through her proven systems and techniques. Her methodology and style are like no other! Diane guarantees that when you work with her, your life with never be the same. The shifts are subtle, fast, and permanent. She teaches you how to have it ALL, living life intentionally, filled with passion, purpose, joy and fulfillment!
Diane is the Best Selling Author of “I HAVE TODAY: Find Your Passion, Purpose and Smile…Finally!” and is the Founder of “I HAVE TODAY” focused on helping women live EMPOWERED, fulfilling lives through books, digital programs, speaking, live events, coaching, mentoring, and webinars.
Diane is also the inventor of The SPIFTER, a kitchen tool for decorating foods and beverages using sugars and spices. The SPIFTER was an INNOVATION AWARD FINALIST at the International Housewares Show in 2013 and has been featured on ABC, QVC, The Chicago Tribune, Business News Daily, Small Business Blog Talk Radio, Luxe Life Radio, “Allie & You” TV, and many other podcasts and radio shows. Diane is also a Contributing Writer for Inventor’s Digest Magazine.
Diane spent over three decades working in Advertising and Television Sales before making the leap into Entrepreneurship. She is a powerful manifester, uses the Law of Attraction in her life and her teachings, and is highly intuitive. She is the mother of twins, in a loving relationship, and living the life of her dreams in San Diego, CA.
Emily ConklinDigital Marketing Lead, Income Store
Emily is the digital marketing lead at Income Store. With an advance knowledge of SEO, link building, social media marketing, email marketing, web design, and more, she has a growing interest in building the most effective marketing strategies for websites and businesses.
Dr. Ambuj JainFounder, Feed A Billion
Dr. Jain – known widely as AJ – was inspired to volunteer in a soup kitchen after a conversation with Tony Robbins, who had shared with him the correlation between food and self-worth – in particular, "how the impact of hunger on humanity, especially children, was devastating on more than just a physical level."
That experience led AJ ultimately to the creation of Feed A Billion, which advocates for the hungry and displaced around the globe. AJ's vision "is not only to eliminate hunger," he says, "but to eliminate the wilting of the soul that it causes. To bring joy in the form of a meal to the receiver and the giver.” A vision for one person of means to share one meal with one hungry person, and repeat that transaction a billion times over.
Maria is a Costa Rican entrepreneur, keynote speaker, personal finance and wealth management expert. Maria achieved financial freedom before 30. She’s also an international fitness competitor and champion.
Nowadays Maria travels around the world with her partner.
In the last 18 months she has lived in New Zealand, Bali and Singapore and visited more than 15 cities around the world.
Michelle Pierson YoungCoach
Michelle Pierson Young has spent her life learning about people, personality styles and entrepreneurialism. Finally landing in the personal development arena, she has extensively studied with some of the leading authorities in the industry and has placed herself in the position of now being one.
Michelle’s extensive, decades long experience in running organizations and working on large teams, has informed her teaching and coaching style. Today she coaches men and women from around the world. Her communication style helps individuals create the results they desire and the lives they love.
Michelle has been married to the love of her life for more than thirty years. Together they have raised 4 children and have two grandchildren.
12:00PM - 4:00PMWomen Executive Speaker Program
4:30PM - 6:30PMVIP Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres
7:00PM - 9:00PMCAMPFIRE with Ken & Kerri Courtright
RegistrationSign-in and get your name badge as we get ready to kick-off.
Kick-Off and Morning SpeakersKen kicks us off and starts the first round of speakers.
Afternoon SessionWe cap the day off with a second round of our amazing speakers.
Morning SessionWe start the second day off with another round of speakers.
Afternoon SessionWe have our second day of afternoon speakers, ending a little early for everyone to prep for the Red Carpet Event.
Red Carpet EventGet your picture taken, experience fine wine tasting, listen to live entertainment and enjoy a night of high-class partying.
Morning SessionOur final morning of speakers.
Final SessionLast group of speakers give their final words of wisdom.
Open PanelSeveral speakers will sit on-stage to field your questions and provide answers.