Robert Hartline learned to turn his shyness and isolation into door-openers. He was an only child in a town with only one TV station, and no Internet. Fear factors into his success in a major way. So do “Don’t interrupt” and “Don’t talk to strangers”, but not as you might think. The founder of the app, Call Proof, and a serial entrepreneur, he built his businesses to where today they generate $24 Million in total revenue. His expertise (around sales and automating follow up sequences) has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and sales people, contributing to millions of dollars in additional sales.
Kat Loterzo was a voracious reader from the time she was a child, and an academic all-star whose parents told her she could do anything she set her mind to. Becoming a lawyer was her goal. But something unexpected happened her first semester at university. Now, as a business coach, bestselling author and speaker, she mentors revolutionary leaders who want it all, on their terms. Having built a successful online fitness business, she draws on that experience when she mentors her coaching students how to create their own successful businesses online.
Sidelined by a serious injury in his 20s, Duane Cummings’ promising professional soccer career suddenly looked bleak. But sage advice by a mentor and coach dramatically transformed the setback into an unexpected career decision. Today, he lives with a single purpose, “To aid others, act on ideas, and achieve sensational results.” A trusted advisor to organizations and individuals around the world in professional and personal development, he is an author, entrepreneur, coach, and consultant. He speaks regularly on entrepreneurship, leadership, communication, sales, and finding your purpose.
At age 14, Carine Montbertrand recalls, “I remember watching a dance performance and it was so exciting. I said to myself, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I did the conventional going to college and stuff like that, which I'm glad I did. But, ever since then, even if people in my family didn't want me to do it, I still knew, deep inside, that’s what I was going to do, whether I said it out loud or not.” As a professional actress, she has performed off Broadway and throughout the U.S. She is an award winning narrator of audiobooks and is an acting teacher specializing in Commedia dell'Arte. Carine has also donated her time at New York City’s Rikers Island as part of an outreach program of the Stella Adler Studio School of Acting.
Only 1% of entrepreneurs’ pitches to angel investors or venture capitalists ever get funded. When John Livesay and his partner Judy Robinett figured out all of that unsuccessful 99% were making the same mistake in their money seeking efforts, they knew they had a viable service to offer. Funding strategist John Livesay helps CEOs craft a compelling pitch that engages investors in a way that inspires them to join a startup’s team. He hosts The Successful Pitch podcast with investors from around the world and partners with Judy Robinett at Crack The Funding Code to help founders get funded.
Matthew Pollard’s childhood dyslexia diagnosis was wrong, but by the time that got straightened out, he was already in high school. He had to learn to read all over again. “I had a face full of acne, braces, and I was ridiculously introverted and shy. I was reading at a sixth-grade level. My only job option was as a commission-only door-to-door salesperson.“ Now he specializes in helping organizations create meteoric growth. He calls himself the Rapid Growth Guy.
As a little girl and a budding musician, Bree Noble used to sing along to the radio. Now she has her own online radio show and podcasts, helping women in Indie music find an audience and practice their art as a viable business. Striking that balance between music and marketing, and teaching it to entrepreneurial women of substance is her fulltime passion. As an entrepreneur, musician and speaker, she founded Women of Substance Radio & Podcast to promote quality female artists in all genres. Her podcast, Female Entrepreneur Musician features successful female Indie artists and industry pros.
Andrew Lock was named the top student in his school for business studies at age 15. At graduation, he recalls, “I didn't have a clear path as to what I wanted to do, but my biggest passion was for video production. I didn't go to college or university because I felt I could learn what I needed to learn on my own.” He spent hours and hours in the library, soaking up all he could…. Andrew is now the creator and host of “Help My Business!”–a free, weekly Web TV show that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners build a better business and stand out from the crowd.
From an early age Anissa Holmes knew she had the heart of an entrepreneur. But because there were no entrepreneurs in her family she thought the only path to success would mean becoming a dentist, doctor or lawyer. She built a highly successful dental practice for 13 years, but the entrepreneurial voice inside her would not abate. Living in Jamaica, Anissa has now mastered the skill of using social media to build her cosmetic dentistry practice and help dentists around the world build their own practices.
Hilde Larsen’s health began a dramatic decline at age 38. Diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis and Lyme Disease, her symptoms were many and lingered for years. Finally taking her health into her own hands, she stopped taking all her meds and started searching, studying and reading everything she could find. Hilde Larsen became passionate about detoxification after using it to pull her health back from the abyss. A certified health and wellness coach and detox specialist, she helps others find the health and passion to go from merely surviving to thriving.
Dusty Porter is a content creator at heart. At 18 or 19, while working a day job, he started making and posting YouTube videos, and more or less forgetting about them. Then one day he heard from YouTube, asking if he would like to be a YouTube partner. “I didn’t really know what that meant, so I did some research,” he said. "I began to realize, maybe there is something there."
Trina Felber was seven weeks pregnant when she glanced at the ingredient label on her “organic and natural” moisturizer. “There were carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, things like that. They were not just harming me but also the little one growing inside me at that time.” Having already experienced one miscarriage, she knew something had to change. Trina founded Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Company and has created 100 food-based skincare solutions to feed the skin.
Joseph J. Balliro, Jr. has practiced criminal defense and civil law for the past 29 years in Massachusetts and nationwide, and is the son of the dean of the defense bar, Joseph J. Balliro, Sr., who has practiced criminal defense for over 65 years. As he approached his third decade as a criminal defense attorney, he wanted to find a way to help people steer clear of that one wrong turn that could land them in jail. He created the podcast Killer Legal Reality Radio, in which he features both the insights of top attorneys and offenders who have made life changes, even if they’re locked up.
Susan Miner, M.A., went from posing as a model to serving as a psychology professor and counselor. As an international supermodel, Susan represented such powerhouses as Vogue, Elle, Revlon and L’Oreal. As president of Beauty from the Inside Out, Susan is a workshop facilitator and counselor. Her expertise as a supermodel and therapist merged into one passion: To raise your inner peace and beauty. Susan's unique approach combines energy healing and traditional psychological techniques. “We do all have a purpose, and mine is to help people emotionally.”
Slava Gorovoy is recognized as one of the most valued experts in business and leadership coaching in Asia and Pacific. He draws his expertise from over 15 years of experience working with professionals and businesses across military, corporate and small business sectors. Slava has helped hundreds of people to unlock their career, business and life potentials, so they can experience the ultimate joy of living. “We live in one of the best times in human history. If we don't utilize the time for getting that work-life balance right now, when is it going to happen?”
Michelle Powell is the author of the bestselling book The Mastery of Wellness and has been in the health industry since 2003. She is internationally qualified as a holistic health practitioner and inner wellness specialist. Michelle calls upon her personal and professional experiences to help each individual to reclaim their wellbeing and happiness. She firmly believes that one size does not fit all, and coaches each individual with careful attention to their unique needs, circumstances and goals. “You’ve got to find what it is that makes you passionate and excited every day.”
Todd Herman is the founder of The Peak Athlete, a mental toughness training and sports research company, advising pro and Olympic athletes for over 18 years. He’s also creator of 'The 90 Day Year' program, a goal achievement system used by athletes, entrepreneurs and high profile companies, as well as government agencies around the world. “I agree, working smart is important. But there is no substitute for working hard. I can't take someone who is fundamentally lazy and turn them into someone successful.”
Delani Gianna is a young entrepreneur residing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She comes from a long history of chefs, cooks, and restaurateurs. For the last four years, she has dedicated her energy to creating Hecho Con Amor, a catering and private chef service that provides beautiful food and quality personalized service. Hecho Con Amor translates to "Made With Love". She takes tremendous pride in her work. Every dish begins with passion, gratitude, and love. She offers services in San Miguel de Allende and Sayulita, Mexico.
Louise Armstrong is on a mission to help women 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 that gives 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 these steps into their daily lives, results become permanent and people start to live life with grace and ease.
Kahlil Wyche is an entrepreneur, local marketing and social media expert who has been connecting people and products through technology for 19 years. As founder of Catering to Your Whims, Inc., and KGW Enterprises, he draws on his experience in marketing, sales and business development to create a platform for professionals to promote their work, share their expertise and interact with consumers. Kahlil and Elena, his wife of 21 years, reside in southern New Jersey with their two teenage children.
Mimika Cooney began building her reputation as the go-to video expert in her native South Africa. Today she is also a skilled videographer, photographer, TV host, author, speaker and coach. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs build their businesses with video, branding and online marketing strategies. Now based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she has run four successful businesses in three countries and is the host of her own web show Mimika TV. She is the founder of "Video Creators Hub” a membership platform that teaches entrepreneurs how to harness the power of video.
GuruMeher means “compassionate teacher”. He has taught Kundalini Yoga and trained teachers for 35 years. He is a professional life coach and author of Senses of the Soul, a book and complete system of training in emotional self-therapy for personal strength, healing and inner guidance. He offers private and group coaching, live workshops and web courses at SensesOfTheSoul.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.