Cloris Kylie, Marketing MBA, helps coaches, speakers, consultants, authors, and skilled practitioners to build authority and attract the right clients so that they create a business that produces positive impact and growing revenue. She focuses on carefully selecting influencers who are compatible with your values and goals, then building relationships with them and adding value. “That doesn't mean you have to connect with Oprah to sell your book! It means you connect with people who have access to an audience or a resource that will benefit your business or your career.”
Susan Peirce Thompson had been a straight-A student who wanted to go to Harvard, when she found herself in a crack house, where she’d been for four days. “I had a moment of clarity, when I saw who and where I was. I knew if I didn't get out of there—right then—that's all I was ever going to be.” A Ph.D. today, she is a psychology professor, a brain and cognitive scientist, and an expert in the psychology of eating. Her program uses cutting-edge research to explain how the brain blocks weight loss and how to undo that damage so people can live happy, thin, and free.
Alex Charfen had felt like an outsider as far back as he could remember. There was no shortage of diagnoses and labels to add to Alex’s feelings of not fitting in. But one of his traits led him to dig deeply into history and into the biographies of other outsiders. Not only was he not alone, he discovered he was part of a tribe that is uniquely gifted to change the world, starting with his own.
Dr. Tom Tavantzis offers his expert view of the power of knowing your talent early in life – through high school, college and beyond. Research shows personality and natural abilities are largely formed by age three. These key traits are hard-wired at birth. Self-knowledge gained while young can guide choices about education, career and life planning best suited to natural abilities.
Mary Hyatt was like millions of others, struggling with her weight and juggling prescription medications. Even switching to organic, locally grown foods did not solve her health issues. It was time she got brutally honest with herself and found a long-term solution. Mary believes every person has the ability to create the life that they love. She is on a quest to live a life full of gratitude, joy, authenticity and abundance in body, mind and soul.
Rob Skrob quickly saw life as a CPA was not for him, even though it offered the job security his parents wanted for him. Still, he had to support himself, so he took a job as a bookkeeper. Little did he imagine that this job would open up a whole new world that he didn’t even know existed. The company’s owner taught him a new way to view customers and clients, and Rob built a career on those principles. Today he helps clients understand how to find and retain members and subscribers by learning what their customers need and want.
Jessica Olmon offers expert insights into why facing your fears will propel your business to the next level. A business attorney, she founded Vero Law Group as a garage home business in 2011 and grew it to a Santa Monica ocean-view operation, servicing over 400 clients. Her passion is to help entrepreneurs find success and freedom through their business and she does this through her law firm, as a mentor and through her entrepreneur success program, Course Corrected.
Kristina Rhoades learned early in life that her wheelchair did not have to hold her back. The spinal cord injury sustained in her infancy challenged her to discover her gifts and share them as coach, mom, leader and advocate. “We aren't told enough, by people we believe, that we can follow our passions, that we can have a career that blends with life, and we can do things that we love. It’s so important, and it’s something we need to model for our children.”
TJ Jones’ wife took his face in her hands, tears in her eyes. "You are so unhappy! You aren't yourself anymore." Then she said the four words that knocked him for a loop: “Be who you are!” TJ recalls, “Frankly, that led me to jumping off the high dive and changing my life.” TJ recently published "The Caring Warrior: Awaken your Power to Lead, Influence, and Inspire." He believes that each of us can awaken an inner, caring and strong warrior who brings our best self to life and to work.
Kim Lim is a bio-medical CEO, mother of two and best-selling author. Kim knows firsthand the struggle of balancing the role of boss and mom. But what she didn't expect is that the same skills she uses in the boardroom can also be used to wrangle her two boys at home. “You can find a balance between work and home life. Being a working parent—especially doing it solo—means double the responsibilities, but you can achieve harmony and success.”
Anna Balkan tediously unraveled her sweater, using the yarn to knit a new one. But she learned both resourcefulness and creativity. Leaving the Ukraine behind, Leaving the Ukraine behind and moving to the United States, she eventually built a thriving career at Accenture. But she also held onto her artistic side. Now, she’s well into a new frontier. Anna started Anna Balkan Jewelry, then opened Anna Balkan Design Jewelry Gallery in 2010. She is personally committed to giving back to her local community through her hiring and business practices.
Terry Gremaux learned a strong work ethic from his parents, as he demonstrated in his years working as an underground gold miner. But a life changing event and the guidance of mentors, set him on a path no one in his family even understood. Today Terry is an entrepreneurial leader who trains business owners worldwide how to use free social media strategies to grow their businesses.
Lauren McLaughlin has had a long, varied career which led her to love and learn about people and what makes them do what they do. “Often around age 40, people recognize they are not happy and take responsibility for their dissatisfaction. They decide to let go of their excuses and to stop blaming others. Letting go is difficult, but holding on is what hurts.”
Joshua Latimer threw in the towel when none of the side gigs he tried worked out. He went down a traditional career path: banking. He was very driven and focused, and so he succeeded. But he was far from happy building someone else’s dream. He wanted his children to see that if you attempt to do things, it's going to be okay. If you try to influence the world and live a better life than average, you can do it. That would require he take a big risk.