Justin Devonshire was full of confidence as he left Wales to begin a new life in Cyprus. He thought, “I'm such an experienced marshal arts trainer, people will just throw their credit cards at me.” But that is not how things turned out at all. He has since consulted some of the top names in coaching on how to attract consistent leads, widen profits and scale a business quickly. Today he helps coaches, consultants and professionals to create businesses that provide freedom and scalability.
Milana Perepyolkina arrived in the U.S. and was absolutely delighted. She decided to become 100 percent Western, leaving behind her Romani culture and spirituality. For years, it worked very well. Then, a sudden accident thrust her onto a different path. Reconnecting with the energetic world she’d glimpsed in her past allowed her to heal and live a happy, fulfilled life. She saw that the simplest techniques could transform the lives of others. She wrote Gypsy Energy Secrets to share her valuable knowledge.
Holly Worton helps women entrepreneurs dissolve their visibility blocks and limiting beliefs about money and success so they can take easy, inspired action and grow their business to new heights. Using a unique process called Heart-Centered Energy Work®, and drawing on her 18+ years of business experience, she is able to quickly cut through the noise and go straight to the heart of feelings of being stuck or overwhelmed, frustration, doubt, and whatever comes up when business is not going as well as you would like.
Patrick Ney is a British film maker and storyteller living in Warsaw, Poland. His provocative and inspiring social media movies drew more than 25 million views in the past year alone. Driven by a passion for his adopted land, Patrick is on a one-man mission to bring the tragic, heroic story of Poland's history to the wider world through viral online videos. In his day job, he's director at the digital marketing agency, James Cook Media, building end-to-end digital sales and marketing systems for global clients.
Dana Pharant was at a low point, announcing a fire sale: “Who wants to buy a million-dollar company for $15,000?” Two buyers came forware but bailed at the last minute. The third offer made her angry. But it opened her eyes, unexpectedly, to the perfect way out. She is now a master healer and life strategist. Formerly she was a dominatrix and past CEO of a 7-figure business. She helps people get out of their own way and live—with no excuses, no apologies—their most powerful, connected and fun-filled lives.
Chris Salem has a passion for empowering people to take their business and life to another level by operating in the solution rather than the problem. “The impact of mindfulness, practiced daily, can be profound in its effects on your life and business. You'll be able to see things more clearly, be more decisive, and be able to follow through with action.” He is an author, including a book he co-authored with Jack Canfield, and is host of a weekly radio show, Sustainable Success.
Shane and his wife thought they had grasped how to sell digital products online, but the first months went by and nothing was selling. Then, it hit them: start with what you know, and match it with what you know people need. And be prepared to work hard. Soon, their sales were replacing their salaries. They went on to quit their full-time teaching jobs, make millions online and build the life of their dreams. Now, they’re helping others control their own destiny through faith and hard work.
Cindy Ashton learned as a little girl that the cards were stacked against her. Casts on her legs, scars and pain drove home the point. But somewhere inside, she knew one day the world would hear her roar. After over 20 years as a singer and entertainer, she’s now the TV host of Cindy Uncorked on e360tv, syndicated worldwide on 186 million screens.
Maddy Niebauer, founder and CEO of vChief, helps overwhelmed leaders spend time where they can have the most impact. Her virtual chief of staff service supports leaders from all sectors who are looking for high-level strategic support on a part-time basis. Maddy became an expert in the chief of staff role in her five years as a chief of staff at Teach for America, and has used this expertise to build a network of talented chiefs of staff who work with vChief clients.
Christine McAlister was living a life of joy, success and service. Awaiting the birth of her first child, she suffered the kind of devastating blow psychiatrists rank among the worst. Gradually, she found and harnessed a fierceness she’d never known. Her company, Life With Passion, helps women start and grow online businesses out of their passions, to do the work they were created to do, replace their incomes and quit or stay out of 9-to-5 for good. She’s also been a professor and career counselor.
Ray Matz learned to be quick on his feet as a street kid in Philly. As the 2008 real estate collapse approached, he knew how to change his playing field and follow his passion. Instead of running from challenges, he figured out how to skate right through. Dedicated to motivating and encouraging husbands and fathers to lead, love, and live, Ray is pursuing his passion of coaching and developing mastermind groups. He also is the author of the book, “Game Changing Dads: Get Off The Bench and Into The Game!”
Thomas Blackwell travels the world as a high demand speaker, inspiring people to become their best. He has given more than 1,000 talks and presentations to corporations, executives, entrepreneurs, sales teams, athletes, and students. He has owned and operated a successful seven-figure insurance agency with over 100 agents in three different locations. In today’s interview, he shares from his recent book, “The Liberty of Our Language Revealed: We Bring About What We Talk About.”
Regan Hillyer invested thousands of dollars in personal growth seminars, diligently applying what she learned. But change just was not happening. When her mentor asked her, “What are you doing to rewire yourself to succeed,” she found herself staring back at him blankly. Today, as founder of Regan Hillyer International, she is dedicated to helping experts uncover their true message and launch powerful personal brands, to make a big impact and build a legacy.
Jesse Cole brought a new college summer baseball franchise to Savannah with high hopes. But people stayed away in droves. In a city with a pro ball team for 90-plus years, he had to do something very different—something bananas—to get their attention. Today, as the P.T. Barnum of Baseball, he has been a performer and showman for the past decade. His Fans First Entertainment owns and operates the Gastonia Grizzlies and Savannah Bananas. His teams have welcomed more than a million fans to their ballparks.
Andy Molinsky, professor of international management and psychology at Brandeis University and author, knows that stepping outside of one’s comfort zone, both personally and culturally, is one of the hardest things people have to do. “But, you are probably going to have to step outside your comfort zone if you want to grow, learn, develop—to achieve your goals.” That is what his work is about: helping people understand the challenges, what holds them back, how they might be avoiding it, and what they can do to be more successful.
Amel headed to a meeting on her university campus in Lyon, France, to start brushing up on her English-speaking skills. She soon realized she had stumbled into a meeting for recruiting students to sell encyclopedias in the U.S. Was this the “something exciting” she had been looking for? Today, Amel is a business and marketing coach, a speaker and the founder of Tandem Nomads, a podcast show and entrepreneurship platform designed to empower expat partners and help global nomads turn their career challenges into successful portable businesses.
Thomas Dixon lost most of his abilities to remember his own life because of a car injury. Rather than accept suffering, he decided there had to be a digital solution to his loss. He envisioned an artificial mobile memory app and enlisted technical help to build it. “ME.mory” now provides him and an increasing number of users around the world with rapidly-searchable, artificial memories.
Scott Alan Turner went from being a money moron at 22 to self-made millionaire 13 years later. An early retiree, he has been debt-free since 2009. He now helps others become financial rock stars through his best-selling book, talk radio show and podcast. He's been quoted in Forbes, Money Magazine, US News & World Report and more. His books are “99-Minute Millionaire” and “Money A to Z for Children.”
Pamela Gold is a Yale University graduate, so she knows her way around books and learning. But it was a book that literally fell at her feet off a bookstore shelf that set her on a different path in life, a Path With Heart. In her current life's work, she teaches inner peace as the key to our greatest evolution and ultimately, world peace. She founded Gold Evolution and released her first book, “Find More Strength: 5 Pillars to Unlock Unlimited Power and Happiness” in 2017.
Henare Hona O’Brien was at a turning point and decided to attend a personal growth seminar. The speaker was dynamic, caring, inspirational and happy. It was clear he had achieved success, yet he was still helping people. Henare said to himself, “OK, that's my next step!” Today, he’s an intuitive coach, spiritual teacher and breakthrough trainer. He and his wife, Kate, are a top transformational couple. They produce the world’s biggest personal development summit with today’s leading thought leaders.
Jeffrey Shaw says a keen eye is not just for what one sees. It’s also for what one senses. A sought-after portrait photographer for 30+ years, he uses his honed intuition to teach entrepreneurs how to attract their ideal customers by speaking their Secret Language. He hosts the popular business podcast Creative Warriors, is a business coach for entrepreneurs, and author of the book, “LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible.”
Katie Cline never saw herself as an entrepreneur. But when the real estate bubble burst, right after she finished her MBA, she learned from personal experience how to spot a need and fill it. And she learned how to live out her values with each new successful venture. She began her career at Lockheed Martin Aerospace in communications and business development, and then in project management overseeing $15-million projects. An embryo donor, she co-created Prebornkids.com, matching donors to adoptive parents.
Simon Crowe had an early academic career that was anything but stellar. One Headmaster said he was “a bit of a waste of space.” But when an admissions counselor saw his potential, it was absolutely fundamental to how his life shaped up after that. Seeing potential in others is the driving force of his life today. Has been taking leaders on life-changing adventures into their heart and soul for nearly 15 years, helping them connect with their deepest purpose. Today he is building a school in West Africa.
Derek Champagne is founder and CEO of a full-service marketing agency The Artist Evolution and author of the bestselling book, “Don’t Buy a Duck.” Through his work, he has reviewed more than 1,000 brand audits and identified five commonalities found anything from start-ups to household brands. Any one of the five can lead to bad business decisions, but when solved, lead to meaningful traction and growth. The good news is they are easy to fix, if you know how.
Emma Nichols bought a medical dictionary with her own money as a teenager in London. “I don’t know where that idea came from. There were no doctors in my family. Back then, I didn’t even know medical writing was a thing.” She also knew she wasn’t somebody who could be told what to do. “That’s a trait that has stuck with me, probably to my advantage.” Dr. Nichols has worked in medical writing and communications for 16 years since graduating with a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Health Sciences from Emory University in Atlanta, GA