Dr. Rachel M. Elahee, fondly known as Dr. Rae, is a psychologist, certified professional coach, and author of Choose You!: Reignite Your Passion for Life. An entrepreneur, wife and mother of four, she has a passion for supporting women leading busy lives, inspiring them with practical and tangible skills to achieve greater life satisfaction, professional productivity and peace of mind. Her media appearances include Good Day Atlanta, CBS Radio, NPR Boston, HLN, and US News & World Report. “It's critical to put yourself first because that lays the foundation for everything else that you touch."
Mike Dieterich is the bestselling author of Renew and Sustain, and an award winning producer and filmmaker. As an environmental scientist accredited by Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) with experience in sustainable development, he has managed energy and environmental projects for a range of organizations and corporations. “After building McMansions awhile, seeing environmental issues ‘from the other side of the fence,’ I needed to figure out how to balance the built environment with the environmental science I know, and make a living doing it. So I started my own business.”
Barbara York McDaniel is the author of the bestselling book, “My God is in the Healing Business,” a book filled with amazing true stories of God’s healing grace in her family. An inspirational speaker, a faith coach, she is a national certified personnel consultant, and the former owner of Healthcare Resources of America, an executive search firm. At 30, her life as a wife and mom was turned upside down when her husband told her he wanted a divorce. Dealing with the devastation, she began developing skills in resiliency and a faith that carried her through later health and personal crises.
Geoff Woods, after hearing the Jim Rohn quote—“you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”—set out to surround himself with high level CEOs and successful entrepreneurs. After being mentored by these heavy hitters, he was able to quit his six-figure corporate sales job and go full time as an entrepreneur in less than 10 months. Featured in Entrepreneur.com, Geoff publishes the actual conversations with his mentors on his business podcast, The Mentee.
Jenny Larsen is a master career specialist, global career development facilitator, and owner of 2:10 Consulting, a career coaching practice she founded in 2011 to help individuals find purposeful, satisfying career paths through certified aptitude testing and career development coaching with a holistic approach. She works with clients throughout the U.S., setting them up for success and equipping them to move forward with confidence, so they can live successful lives of purpose and passion. “Aptitude testing had a huge impact on my life to really understand what my natural abilities were.”
Teresa Wallace is the president of Agility Leadership Coaching and the Sunday Serenity Leadership Coach. She works with top performing leaders when new challenges threaten their long track records of success. Teresa uses a three-step process–Aware. Act. Achieve—to help her clients learn new skills to address the new challenges and get their confidence and peak performance back, so they can REST instead STRESS on Sunday nights. The stress leaders feel when their confidence is shaken, it must be addressed to regain their mastery. It can be helpful to have guidance in self-assessment and re-evaluation.
J.V. Crum explains Conscious World Day and interviews the Scholarship Winner and Finalists of the Conscious World Project Competition, who share their visions on how to create a Conscious World and what that means as seen through their eyes. Conscious World Day honors youth around the globe who are doing projects that uplift humanity. The focus of the global event is to highlight young people, aged 18 to 25, who embody the principle of Triple Win – you, others, and society winning together.
Adam Boyd, a partner at Market Sense, Inc. in Austin, Texas, is a sales and management development expert. He works with owners, CEOs, presidents, VPs of sales and salespeople to help them overachieve in their sales production. Typical clients are frustrated with not hitting forecasts, deals taking too long to close, and insufficient sales pipelines. He also has a passion for coaching football. “The joy comes when we press through our comfort zone, develop skill, and become adept at something. But there's no growth without some discomfort and pain."
Leslie Reichert—hailed as the "Martha Stewart of Green Cleaning"—uses her sparkling personality, sense of humor and contagious passion to encourage her fans and followers to think differently about their cleaning products. “Changing the world one spray bottle at a time," Leslie is a frequent guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio and is Kmart’s Cleaning Expert. Author of The Joy of Green Cleaning, a handbook for DIY cleaners, she works with Dr. Oz, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Today.com and other national publications. “The work I did earlier in life prepared me for the work I’m doing now.”
Russ Ruffino, founder of Clients on Demand™, helps experts build reliable marketing and sales processes that attract 5-10 new potential clients a day, scaling to six-figures per month. Active in the group almost daily, Russ helps members get their offer, marketing and sales positioned so they can make high ticket sales. It's also a community to network. Russ says it’s not enough to launch a website, dominate social media or kill yourself writing killer blog posts. “People don't give you money so you can have a great business, they give you money so you can solve a problem that they have.”
Hilde Larsen is a certified health and wellness coach and detox specialist, with a passion for life and the power we hold within. Having gone through severe illness, pain and suffering, she is now helping others go from surviving to thriving. She has spent the past 10 years studying health and healing on all levels. Her upcoming five-book series will share her journey "from hell to inspired," and explore detoxification, nature's ability to heal, and raw food living. “Our body is designed to heal and clean itself, but now we need detoxification, and guidelines on what to eat."
Sam Horn, Intrigue Expert and TEDx speaker, helps people create one-of-a-kind communications that scale their impact for good. Her books POP!, Tongue Fu! and Got Your Attention? have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company and New York Times, and her speaking clients include major firms. In an age of “Infobesity,” the folks who win the competition are those who can raise their listeners’ eyebrows in seconds. “Using the old approach—telling them what we're going to tell them, then telling them, then reviewing what we just told them—just makes us a bore, chore and a snore. Instead, we engage them!”
Todd Schnick, co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, is a media and business strategist and talk show host and producer. He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist. Todd has published five books and writes a business and lifestyle column. A distance runner, he lives in Brookhaven, Georgia with his wife Stephanie and family. “Today I'm doing what I want to do. I'm engaged in the things that I want to be doing, and doing them on my terms.” It he can’t honestly say, “Hell, yeah! That would be amazing! Absolutely!” to a new commitment, he just says no.
Judith Webb is executive vice president of the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit that advocates for healthier, more sustainable buildings and communities. Throughout her 40-year career, she has been a sought-after strategic thinker in marketing and public policy strategies for organizations and the executive teams that drive them. Her portfolio of experience includes corporate, non-profit and four agency engagements, specializing in helping companies become fluent in the new grammar of higher value benefits sustainability, human health and employee engagement.
Phil Brangers is the Director of Events for the Embassy Suites and North Charleston Convention Center with PDA Productions Associates. He spent over 15 years as a freelance events production hand, trying to find a way to integrate the work he loves with family life. After adopting a son, he spent the last year moving from a life of on-location events that required long days and nights and a lot of travel, to an attempted work-life balance. “I think it's important every couple of years to pause and look back. If I’d looked back earlier, I would have seen other stepping stones.”
Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes won election in 1998 to the Georgia Court of Appeals and was re-elected without opposition to a second term in 2004. In 2010 she was re-elected with more votes than any other candidate in the state of Georgia. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia and her Master of Laws in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia. “I wasn't encouraged to run for judge on the Court of Appeals by the powers that be in 1996. The husband of my friend asked, ‘Why don't you run anyway?’ So I did! Without anyone’s backing in my social group, I almost won my first statewide race with 48.2% of the vote.”
Lee Ellis explains, “When I think about career planning, it really is about career management and the person that you are managing—yourself. So, everything always starts with self-awareness, because you can't manage what you don't know and understand. And the more management information you have, the better you can manage. So that's always a starting point, because every person is unique and to manage this unique entity—that’s you—you really have to have that good self-awareness, that good management information. That would include things like your strengths, your struggles, your values, and priorities.”
Bruce Langford has been an entrepreneur and musician all his adult life. He quit his day job in 2005, to become focused full time on the prevention of bullying. Working as a presenter and program creator in the bullying field, led Bruce to become a mindfulness coach and teacher. He believes when we focus on respect, bullying will decline. Bruce also hosts the Mindfulness Mode Podcast, where he shares the concept of mindfulness with the mainstream world.
Louise Armstrong is on a mission to help women in their midlife years have a bright future—making the second half of their lives the better half. She achieves this through her online coaching business and seeing clients face to face, using a simple, logical program: Giving the client a positive outlook on life, removing destructive beliefs so that her clients are able to move forward, using their intuition and achieving their goals by incorporating the steps into their daily lives. Results become permanent and people start to live life with grace and ease.
Brian Thompson is founder of The Corporate Kid Organization, a nonprofit agency providing a unique mentoring program for “at risk” youth in urban centers of the United States. Too many teens, even very talented teens, are being lost to the neighborhood. Many do not have successful role models to help guide them to be the best they can be. “I'm an assistant scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts in the inner city. We just took a bunch of kids out to their first camping trip last week. We have to show these kids what life is about so they can ‘live life’ and not be merely ‘fans of life.’ That's what Corporate Kids is about. I want to show them what they can achieve so they can be in the game of life and playing the game of life.”
Judy Robinett has led both public and private companies as CEO and served in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She's on the advisory boards of Illuminate VC, Parig VC and Springboard Enterprises. Her book, How to be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule, was named the number one business book of 2014 by Inc. magazine. “I was asked to vet the early investors into Skullcandy. They went public two years later, so this launched me into my perfect situation. I sit on venture capital boards. I'm an advisor to Springboard. We've raised over $6 billion, have had 11 IPO’s, 145 strategic sells. People can do a whole lot more in life with money. And the number one way you create value and wealth is in the startup world.”
Scott Hay is a youth and life coach, trainer/facilitator with over 16 years of experience. Recently he launched Journal.Life, an online Kickstarter project and virtual community to help people achieve their goals through journaling. Scott describes the team of two young entrepreneurs and himself as, “Three heart-centered individuals who share a passion for helping people live happy, purposeful lives.” New Year’s resolutions and goals are seldom achieved because people need a foundation and support for success. "Clearly, we need a kickstart in reaching our goals!"