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Jeff HoffmanCo-Founder Priceline, Founder uBid & ColorJar
Jeff Hoffman is a veteran CEO and successful entrepreneur. He has been the founder of multiple startups, worked as a Hollywood producer and in 2015 even produced a Grammy winning jazz album. A couple of his more well known projects include uBid.com, ColorJar, and CTI.
He has been featured on several major networks for his expertise including Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, Bloomberg News and many more.
Jeff has also been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement award by the national CEO council for his entrepreneurship.
Brian SmithFounder of Ugg Boots
Brian Smith started out as a Chartered Accountant studying Business at UCLA. With $500 he started UGG imports with the goal of importing sheepskin footwear to the states. After seventeen years the sales outgrew the capabilities of Smith and he sold the company to Deckers Outdoor Corp. and the brand now earns more than $1 billion in international sales.
Brian is a highly sought after speaker and he is committed to spreading the knowledge he has gained to inspire entrepreneurship and promoting personal vision and spirituality in the company culture.
Kerri CourtrightCo-Founder, Today's Growth Consultants
David MeltzerCEO, Sports 1 Marketing
David Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing (S1M), a firm in which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. David is a Forbes Top 10 Keynote to hire in 2016, honored as Variety Magazine’s “Sports Humanitarian of the Year”, a national top ten best-selling author of Connected To Goodness and a #1 national, and international, best-selling author of Compassionate Capitalism. S1M is a marketing firm that leverages the $20 billion in relationship capital surrounding the world’s largest sporting events. Some projects include: development of the Aggregated Marketing Platform, The Master’s, Super Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Processing for a Cause, among others. Prior to S1M, David was the CEO of the world’s most recognized sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment, and the CEO to Samsung’s first manufactured smartphone, the PC E-phone. David is profiled by national publications such as Forbes, ESPN, and Bloomberg. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and knighted by the order of St. John of Jerusalem as Sir David Meltzer.
David CorbinKeynote Speaker and Trainer
David Mark Corbin is considered “Robin Williams with an MBA” because of his practical content and entertaining speeches. This former psychotherapist with a background in healthcare has served as a management and leadership consultant to businesses and organizations of all sizes. He has worked with the presidents of AT&T, Hallmark, Sprint as well as the Hon. Secretary of Veterans Administration and others and has also been a president of numerous companies.
Greg ReidThis Generation's Napoleon Hill
Greg Reid is known for his ability to convey complex and high level thinking into relatable and understandable terms.
Having published 45 books, 28 of them becoming best sellers, five motion pictures and many features in major magazines, Greg is a natural entrepreneur and high caliber speaker.
Recently he has been honored by The Napoleon Hill Foundation to carry on the principals of personal achievement in the Bible.
Ross HalleckLuxury Brand Advisor
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.
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.
David NewellBrokerage Director
David is the Brokerage Director at FE International. Starting out as an investment banker, he moved online to use his transaction experience for website brokerage. At FE International, he spends his time speaking with buyers, executing deals and working on raising industry standards to encourage more investments. In 2015, David closed more than $8M in sales and authored the follow-up to the industry’s leading book on buying internet businesses for investors.
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.
James MorrishExecutive Broker
James is an Executive Broker at FE International. Starting out in management consulting in 2011, James worked with a range of technology majors before making the move into website brokerage in 2014. At FE International, James is responsible for small cap deals, liaising and building relationships with buyers as well on-boarding new clients. In 2015 James closed over 45 deals, more than any other individual broker in the industry. James graduated from the University of Bath with a 1st Class in Business.
Mike EngstromManaging Director at Today's Growth Consultant
and has worked on multiple marketing events all through out the Chicago Area from 1991 - 2016
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.
Victor PierantoniResults Life Coach and author of Right Now Resolutions.
Victor Pierantoni, Results Life Coach and author of Right Now Resolutions.
Ever since I was a child I have had an obsession around personal development and breaking through my perceived limitations. Overall this obsession has inevitably developed the deep-rooted desire within me to share what I’ve learned with as many people as possible.
Everything I’ve experienced from my moments of inspiration to my moments of desperation have inspired my life long mission. This has led me to remove people from suffering by guiding them to unlock and live their true potential.
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.
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.
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.
TESTIMONIALFind out what people will tell you about last year conference.
Ken Courtright is an expert in the creation of online presence for Business Growth. Digital Footprint is a Must Attend Event in 2016.
Only a tiny fraction of the nations companies have achieved such remarkably consistent high growth.
If your business is online then you MUST attend Digital Footprint.
Probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in the past 2 or 3 years of my life.
I’ve worked with Ken for 3 years and we’ve become dear friends… Ken is family.
Can you take exception to 24% ROI? Didn’t think so. That’s what the revenue splits amounted to from the first 8 full months’ performance by the two websites I purchased with TGC in July 2012.
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