Ilan Ferdman is co-founder of Satori Prime. A life coach, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, he is fiercely dedicated to your success, helping thousands of people around the world to connect with their inner passion and transform their lives. His training shows how you can have it all—the ideal job, relationship, and abundant bank account. Your greatest life is just on the other side of your greatest fear. He shows how to reprogram your brain's fear response to see the challenges as growth experiences.
Shirley Piccarreto was working at Eastman Kodak—in its heyday, the place to be in Rochester, New York. “But I was horribly bored! I needed a do-over! I sold my fancy Camaro, got an old Toyota pickup truck, and my girlfriend and I took off for Texas.” Dr. Shirley has been in the health, wellness and alternative medicine field for over 30 years. She was a area corporate fitness director for Bally’s Fitness and is now a Doctor of Naturopathy and a certified herbalist and instructor.
Steve was a solid athlete in school, but no scholar, especially at math. Then, in the tenth grade an inspiring teacher changed all that. More importantly, he came to understand that reshaping an attitude can change a person’s life dramatically. Today, as CEO of Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs (JKCP), he specializes in youth-to-adult programming to foster a culture that creates memories that last a lifetime. He’s an expert on youth development and education, and understanding and adapting to youth.
Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer who helps brilliant professionals perform optimally at work. He’s delivered 1-on-1 coaching to more than 700 clients hailing from organizations such as Google, McKinsey & Company, the United Nations, Goldman Sachs, and Apple, in 50 countries, and at every Ivy League school. He began his career at Bain & Company and currently hosts the podcast, How to be Awesome at your Job.
Chelsea Fournier was only 28, waking up with anxiety attacks so severe she could not breathe. It was not that her law career was so awful, but somehow she had lost touch with her creative side. Finally, she decided this was just not acceptable.” She now helps entrepreneurs thrive in the digital economy, and helps people launch home-based businesses. She lives a life of geographic freedom and loves traveling the world meeting and helping new people.
Michael Sacca created a successful product to help clients manage their brand assets. “Customer feedback was great, but we quickly realized we had no idea what we were doing!” So, he started a podcast to open doors to the experts whose brains he needed to pick. It led to a whole new gig. He joined Crew two years ago as head of partnerships and has now taken over as president. Companies have trusted Crew to source freelancers for more than $30 million in design and development products.
Helene Segura has been the featured organizational expert in more than 150 media interviews. Listen to her tips for managing time to your benefit as she zeroes in on time leaks and plots that prevent us from successfully managing time to our benefit. Helene is the author of two Amazon Best Sellers. Her newest book is "The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer."
Laura De La Cruz was learning about dog obedience and agility. A colleague advised, “Get a Border Collie.” But the breeder Laura contacted said, “No way am I going to sell you one. You have no idea how to handle this dog!” A teacher, dog trainer and herding judge, Laura started Leash Up Dog Training as an alternative to the "pack" mentality, focusing on people who consider their dogs to be part of the family. Best-selling author of more than 80 books and journals, she has trained herding dogs and their people for over ten years.
Robert Williscroft built a telescope and looked to the stars as a teenager, dreaming of becoming an astronaut. When that couldn’t happen, he swapped his telescope for a submariner’s periscope, and began the life of an adventurer. He spent 22 months underwater, a year in the equatorial Pacific, 3 years in the Arctic, and a year at the Geographic South Pole. He is a retired submariner, diver, scientist, businessman, author and adventurer. He is also a prolific hard science fiction writer.
Sheila Cash is an international teacher, author, and speaker in the fields of human potential and conscious evolution. Using an integrated blend of modalities from science, psychology and philosophy, she helps people answer the big questions: why are we here? what is our purpose? what is life really all about? She's also the bestselling author of “Evolve Your Life.”
Janét Aizenstros watched her father abuse her mother until she was 15. Then she had enough and called the police, who made him leave. By observing her mother turn her life around, she learned she could choose what she wanted out of life and could get it. Today she is the founder and chief executive officer of Ahava Media Group. Selected as one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in Canada, she was ranked as one of the Top 50 women in social media in 2012. In 2016, Janét was awarded by the City of Guelph as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40.
Mark Goblowsky’s immigrant family had a hard, sometimes violent edge. Like countless of other pre-teens, he was mesmerized every week by the TV show, Kung Fu. Years later, he would begin to understand and live out the values stirred by that 1970s hit. Today, he is a martial arts professional, entrepreneur, podcaster with Strength Through Your Struggle. Mark believes the capacity of the human spirit is powerful enough to overcome any challenge in life. He’s here to help others discover not just how, but that they too have what it takes to overcome adversity.
Thor Conklin is an entrepreneur, profitability consultant and host of Peak Performers Podcast. 2017 is his 18th year as an entrepreneur. His consulting firm, Peak Performance Group, trains business leaders around the world to be peak performers. In his “8 Steps to Achieving Anything You Want,” Thor shares a map to guide listeners to achievement. “We've got to know what we’re after, have a plan, and go after it.”
Stephanie Weeks was so dead-set on a career in law, she had no Plan B. Everything she’d done in college and work had pointed her toward that goal. Then, after graduation, she received the news that totally changed her path. It turned out, there was a better option. For more than 13 years, she has been a mortgage lender Little did she know that this would become her passion. She has closed thousands of loans, but the real joy in her career comes from the smiles she sees during a smooth and on time closing. Her mission is to change the world one loan at a time.
Michael Cooper joined his father’s business after finishing his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy. He loved providing service to people because he genuinely loved people. His challenge was how to learn from the many positive traits he admired in his dad, while distancing himself from the negative qualities he did not want to emulate. Michael is now a life performance coach and consultant who specializes in mental training for leaders and athletes. His company, Human Performance Mentors, helps individuals evolve from what they think they are to what they are truly capable of becoming.
Steve Robertson is an expert on youth development and education, as well as understanding and adapting to youth. He is the CEO of Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, an organization specializing in youth-to-adult programming that turns curiosity into passion and skill. In this role, his primary responsibility is to cultivate a culture that results in memories lasting a lifetime. He has also become an expert on Gen Z, the generation of the majority of those who attend the camps.
Aaron Hunnel worked hard on the speech he had been asked to give before running the Boston Marathon. But the man who spoke first started his speech with the same story Aaron was going to use. More nervous than ever, he had 2 choices: let the fear overcome him or find his courage. Aaron is a US Army veteran, award-winning wellness consultant, author, and now, a national speaker. After returning home from two deployments, he hit rock bottom, failing in his personal and professional life. But he began moving upwards again once he realized and harnessed his personal power through endurance racing.
Trudi Pavlovsky’s teacher told her, “You're just like the rest of your family–useless. You're never going to be anything.” Today, she says, “Sometimes I think I'm living a fairy tale; not a traditional fairy tale, but I wouldn't change it! I feel lucky, but I know it wasn't luck. I was willing to do the work and I'm now in a place where my soul feels satisfied.” A quirky, creative woman, she’s on a mission to help everyday people share their message. She is able to connect with people across the business ownership spectrum, specializing in mentoring coaches and creating courses and events.
Shellee Howard is the owner and president of College Ready and a Certified Educational Planner. She has a son who recently graduated from Harvard in the spring of 2016 debt free! She has traveled around the world helping other students plan for their "perfect match" college. She knows what it takes to compete in the Ivy schools, as well as how to find the best fit for a B student. In College Ready, she believes no two students are the same. Each has a talent and a passion that will set him or her apart from their competition.
Aaron Hendon never got his photography studio off the ground. He was waiting tables in New Mexico because, “That’s what you do with a fine arts degree.” Then his entrepreneurial gene kicked in, and he was up to his elbows in bagel dough. A real estate investor, author, educator and speaker, he is managing partner of Christine & Company, a Seattle Magazine awarded, 5-Star Real Estate Agent, winning team for the past 5 years and individual Rising Star in Seattle Real Estate winner this year.
JJ Flizanes passed the test to be a certified physical trainer. But she knew how much she did not know, like how to use the exercise equipment. She looked at other trainers and said, “I want to know what that feels like, not just what it looks like!” Today JJ is an empowerment strategist and host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness and an Amazon best-selling author of “Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life.” She has appeared on NBC, CBS and KTLA.
John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than two million copies, including the bestselling classic, "The Go-Giver,” which was rejected 22 times by publishers in New York. Not until its 23rd submission was the book published. “A lot of my books that I love the most have never found large audiences. Even on this path of writing that has worked out so well for me, I keep thinking I'm finished with failure. But failure is apparently not finished with me because it keeps happening.”
Phil worked with people’s vision for more than 20 years as an optometrist. Although the medical side of his life never harnessed his passion, he had an eye and heart for relationships that changed the path of his career. Today he is a nationally certified marriage coach, the director of Renegade Gentlemen Men’s Ministry, and author of “Habits of Heroic Husbands.” At a marriage retreat 10 years ago, he discovered his view of his relationship and his wife’s view were miles apart. He decided to begin fighting for his marriage. He left an unfulfilling career to help other men in similar situations.
Lindsay Kinder returned from France filled with a knowledge of cuisine from farm to table. But she did not yet know how she would use it. She needed time. Would she be lulled back into the comfort of a 9-to-5 job? She had left a stable career in life insurance to pursue her lifelong dream of learning to cook in France. She spent six months backpacking solo on a quest to discover where great food comes from, and what to do with it. She now lives in San Francisco, teaching sold out French macaroon workshops, private cheffing, and dreaming up new recipes for her blog Food-La-La.
Michael Hahn is a culture expert, leadership speaker, and author of his new book, Hero Habits: The Guide to Thriving in Corporate America and in Life. “There is a polarity inside each person, with the hero on one end and the villain on the other,” he explains. Recently featured in INC Magazine, Chicago Business Journal and Startup Magazine, Michael has led the culture movement for Allstate Insurance and also won the PRSA award for Brand Management and Reputation in 2015. He's a master storyteller, multiple degree black belt and Superdaddy, who loves to unleash the hero in individuals, teams and organizations.