Matthew Pollard knows about rapid growth in business from personal experience. With five multimillion-dollar success stories to his credit before age 30, and a Young Achiever award, he is a true differentiation, niche marketing and sales powerhouse. His holistic strategy to obtain rapid growth starts with a focus on what you care passionately about. What is your deepest purpose, what are your goals, and what do you want to achieve?”
Brad Burton was a directionless young man in Manchester, England, believing the teachers who said he’d never amount to anything might be right. Two bullet holes through his window made him rethink what was really important. Resettled in Somerset, kicking a can alone down a street, he had no idea he’d be where he is today: the highest rated and reviewed business author in the United Kingdom, firing up people from all walks of life. Brad gives people the permission to do the very thing they know they should be doing. His goal is to change the entire personal development world in the U.K.
Cynthia Zhai arrived in Singapore from her native China, without knowing a soul. In a matter of months, she created a circle of new friends, launched her own business, and found a global market on the internet, helping clients find and use their voice. Today, she is a voice coach, speaker and author of the book, Influence Through Voice, published by McGraw-Hill. She has helped senior executives and professionals with their speeches, to enable them to speak with impact and conviction.
Alex Hofeldt shared an awe-inspiring image of deep outer space from the Hubble Telescope with his class, intending to say just a few words about it. His inspired talk consumed the entire class period, greeted by enthusiastic applause from his students. In that moment, he realized he had a gift, a passion and a message to share. Today he hosts his podcast, Beautiful Dust Specks, and has set his sights on becoming a motivational speaker.
Nicole Holland was effective in getting through to children in trouble. “I understand angry kids because I was one, too.” But working within a bureaucracy left her disillusioned and frustrated, so she quit her government job. “I didn’t know where to start, but I knew I would figure it out.” She fell in love with podcasting and now coaches both podcasters and their guests in finding a perfect fit.
Rob Kosberg is a #1 best-selling author and founder Best Seller Publishing. He has guided thousands of prospective authors through the process of publishing, promoting and profiting from their own books. Along the way, he helps them gain celebrity status in their chosen fields and establish their own authority. Rather than criticize celebrities, Rob urges his clients to embrace celebrity as a part of becoming a recognized authority.
Phil Carson, Ph.D., was doing well with his innovative natural pharmacy and health businesses, offering an alternative to modern medicine’s a-pill-for-every-ailment approach. Then the global economic crash hit hard. “I told people that I locked the door on my dream in December 2009.” With a wife and five kids to support and two kids in college, he lost everything but his home. For awhile, he even thought he’d lost his dream.
Denise Brosseau was ready for a shift in her career. Considering enrolling in Stanford Business School, she was hesitating about the hefty tuition. “If you were a guy, we wouldn't be having this conversation,” a friend told her. “Guys invest in themselves." She went straight home and wrote the check to Stanford.
Chris McCluskey had built the largest Christian psychotherapy practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, but when he arrived at home one day and found his pregnant wife and kids—“the five people I loved the most”— snuggled together and sleeping in the living room, all he could feel was how much of their lives he was missing. He knew he had to make a change.
Marsha Lecour devoted her education and 30-year counseling and teaching career to helping students create blueprints for living. Then, when Hepatitis-C—and the brutal therapies intended to cure it—knocked her down for four years, she created a new blueprint to get her life back from the often-fatal virus. Helping Hep-C sufferers shift from surviving to thriving is her new life focus.
Bob Littell warns that millions of jobs will disappear because of technology. Old style networking is largely ineffective and unsustainable in identifying jobs that will last. He created NetWeaving, which has proven over the past 17 years that it can help people develop the “soft skills” needed to thrive in the emerging workforce. It works by building trusted, mutually supportive relationships through empathetic listening and creatively sharing resources and contacts. It is a business world application of author Catherine Ryan Hyde’s concept of Pay It Forward.
Timothy Lawson guarded U.S. embassies around the world as a Marine. Like many returning veterans, his re-entry to civilian life was rocky. He floundered awhile. With a ten-dollar microphone, a laptop and stories to tell, he decided to give podcasting a try. Today, he hosts Fuel for Warriors, Follow Your Spirit, and the 1, 2, Many: Veteran Suicide podcast. Known for his efforts inside the veteran community as a content creator and advocate for veterans’ issues, Tim was recently recruited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, based on his extensive work.
Teresa Marinelli was on yet another business flight in a successful but demanding fashion career. She knew something was out of balance. An article in an in-flight magazine on Feng Shui caught her eye. She wondered, could something that sounded like a take-out menu item, with a little furniture rearrangement mixed in, really make a difference? Pursuing that question led her to answers she now shares with top executives, small business owners and other people looking for a more expansive paradigm for living.
Christopher Kai’s parochial school teachers used to make him write, “I will not talk in class” hundreds of times. Neither they nor Chris likely imagined that one day he would become an international success talking to fascinated audiences around the world. His core message is that if you want to build a successful business you have to understand the art and science of relationship building. He just published his third book, Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives and Celebrities. Inc. magazine has referred to him as “the billionaire networker.”
Sierra Campbell had already begun to value her experiences as a volunteer caregiver to senior adults at age 16. Two years later, when an auto accident fractured all her cervical vertebrae, she was suddenly on the receiving end of care and rehabilitation. With a major convalescence and rehabilitation ahead of her, she wondered, how could she possibly repay those who nurtured her back to health? Nurtureco.co was her answer.
Dr. Lampton explains a tool he uses with his clients to help them understand their natural, predominant communication styles and the styles they have adapted to fit the particular needs of their lives, including at their workplaces. It is known as the DISC personality profile for the four major styles of communication and orientation toward life, and it measures dominance, influencing, steadiness and compliance. As president of Championship Communication, Bill helps leaders speak confidently, clearly, and convincingly. His interview coaching enables applicants to excel in job searches.
Michael Weinberger is a successful entrepreneur, husband and father of two. He is also bipolar. Michael has learned how to find happiness and manage his illness through mindfulness practices and medication. His skills as a comedian help him find humor in his story and he is guaranteed to entertain. His website, APlanForLiving.com, helps individuals–from all types of backgrounds–achieve happiness through mindfulness, spirituality and gratitude.
AnneMarie Rossi realized having epileptic seizures was not the pathway to popularity in school. But the side-effects of the powerful anti-seizure drugs made her feel she had no life at all. She was ready to take a risk–almost any risk– to get her life back. The path she chose expanded her life in ways she had never imagined possible. She believes we change the world one mind at a time, that an internal evolution is required for a collective revolution. Her research and practice are demonstrating how to hasten that evolution.
Clem Harrod experienced culture shock when his mom, a single parent, pulled up their roots in Maryland and he landed in an unfamiliar middle school in Miami. He felt like an alien. But something about her courage to leave a secure job she hated to pursue her passion gave him a picture of his own possibilities. How could he know how important vision would become in his future life?
Allyson Byrd was a high school drop-out at age 15, feeling disengaged from life. She could see herself becoming little more than a statistic, an average. But even in the midst of mediocrity, flipping burgers at McDonald's, somewhere inside her was an audacity to be amazing. “The greatest theme I've seen in my life is that regardless of how many times I’ve tried to de-select goodness, greatness and extraordinary possibility, and almost surrendered to just being average, everything inside me has caused me to break through my fears, step beyond uncertainty and embrace the next level.”
Dr. Mitchell Mays teaches how to remove fear and anxiety so you can make the best decisions and get on with the rest of your life. It is possible—and crucial—that we learn how to be fully present, and teach our brain how to escape fear. Best-selling author of Mind Gate: Demolish Fear, Overcome Anxiety and Create the Life You Want, he’s been a licensed chiropractor since 1978 and is a certified master hypnotist and hypnotherapist. In his busy practice in northern California, he employs functional medicine, biofeedback, nutrition, guided imagery and hypnosis for chronic anxiety, stress and pain.
Jared Rosen was living in a rundown railroad flat in New York City, with a bathtub in his kitchen. In his sink in the morning there were dishes, toothpaste and paint brushes. What began as a romance with the world of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol came to feel like a world without a soul. He turned to yoga, then joined Alberto Villoldo on a trip to Peru to learn from a shaman. It was the first of many spiritual shifts toward an inner journey.