JJ Flizanes passed the test to be a certified physical trainer. But she knew how much she did not know, like how to use the exercise equipment. She looked at other trainers and said, “I want to know what that feels like, not just what it looks like!” Today JJ is an empowerment strategist and host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness and an Amazon best-selling author of “Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life.” She has appeared on NBC, CBS and KTLA.
John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than two million copies, including the bestselling classic, "The Go-Giver,” which was rejected 22 times by publishers in New York. Not until its 23rd submission was the book published. “A lot of my books that I love the most have never found large audiences. Even on this path of writing that has worked out so well for me, I keep thinking I'm finished with failure. But failure is apparently not finished with me because it keeps happening.”
Phil worked with people’s vision for more than 20 years as an optometrist. Although the medical side of his life never harnessed his passion, he had an eye and heart for relationships that changed the path of his career. Today he is a nationally certified marriage coach, the director of Renegade Gentlemen Men’s Ministry, and author of “Habits of Heroic Husbands.” At a marriage retreat 10 years ago, he discovered his view of his relationship and his wife’s view were miles apart. He decided to begin fighting for his marriage. He left an unfulfilling career to help other men in similar situations.
Lindsay Kinder returned from France filled with a knowledge of cuisine from farm to table. But she did not yet know how she would use it. She needed time. Would she be lulled back into the comfort of a 9-to-5 job? She had left a stable career in life insurance to pursue her lifelong dream of learning to cook in France. She spent six months backpacking solo on a quest to discover where great food comes from, and what to do with it. She now lives in San Francisco, teaching sold out French macaroon workshops, private cheffing, and dreaming up new recipes for her blog Food-La-La.
Michael Hahn is a culture expert, leadership speaker, and author of his new book, Hero Habits: The Guide to Thriving in Corporate America and in Life. “There is a polarity inside each person, with the hero on one end and the villain on the other,” he explains. Recently featured in INC Magazine, Chicago Business Journal and Startup Magazine, Michael has led the culture movement for Allstate Insurance and also won the PRSA award for Brand Management and Reputation in 2015. He's a master storyteller, multiple degree black belt and Superdaddy, who loves to unleash the hero in individuals, teams and organizations.
Lou Diamond was doing well on Wall Street, working in the fixed income area to bring stability back to the 2008-2009 market. But something was missing that he couldn’t put a finger on. Could his teenage memories of a jewelry store in Brooklyn point to an answer? He has been a top producer at every firm where he’s ever worked, led sales teams at Accenture, Deloitte, Omnicom, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, and achieved record revenues year after year. Now He is CEO and founder of THRIVE, a leading consulting and coaching firm focused on making the most incredible leaders and top performers even more amazing.
Lynn Marie Morski had recently co-founded a health tech startup on medical tourism. “All of my cylinders were firing at the same time. But the sinking feeling in my stomach told me something wasn’t right.” She faced the hardest quit of her life. Today she is a physician, attorney and lifelong quitter. Through her "Quitting by Design" website, she helps people carve out successful lives through strategic quitting. Her goal is to de-stigmatize quitting and illustrate what a useful tool it can be in creating a fulfilling life.
Mark Villareal is an international best-selling author, keynote and motivational speaker, coach and consultant. He is an expert on leadership, culture, business development and strategy and mentors leaders, aspiring leaders and managers in development, management and business teams. He has more than 35 years of experience in building teams and achieving C-Level status. He also hosts and teaches webinars and seminars on organizational culture and leadership. Establishing the right culture and leadership is the foundation for long term success.
David Itkow faced a crossroads at age 50. His trusting nature turned to gullibility, costing him his investment of $350,000. His choice: stay stuck and shut down, or use it as an opportunity to catapult himself forward. Some difficult days lay ahead, but using his natural ability to connect people, David embraced network marketing to showcase cutting edge products such as Healthy Socks and Superior Non-GMO Superfoods. His playful attitude, zest for life and youthful looks are a testament to his lifestyle and a metaphor for his signature tagline 'Squeezing the Juice' (out of Life).
Zev Halpern helps couples refresh their marriage by learning to explore, experiment and play again. A licensed psychotherapist and marriage coach for over 25 years in Brookeville, Maryland, he also coaches couples online across the United States and the world. He is the host of the TV Show and Podcast “The Raw Marriage Show” on The Montgomery Channel and on YouTube, iTunes and iHeartRadio.
Bobby Albert had just graduated from college at age 20 when his father died suddenly, leaving him the family business and $70,000 of debt. But advice his father had given him in junior high taught him lessons that paid off sooner than he had expected. As president of Values-Driven Leadership, LLC, his passion is to help other leaders build inspiring workplace cultures through values-driven leadership. Grounded in values and powered by the twin engine of enhancing relationships and driving for results, he helps leaders chart a path to extraordinary results.
Carrie Wilkerson, daughter of a pastor, sang in her father’s church almost every week. At age 10, her dad told her, “It’s time for you to introduce your song and tell a story, not just sing and sit down. It's time for you to stop performing and time for you to start leading.” She protested. “I’m a singer, not a talker on stage!” Today she leads with her words as a best-selling author and speaker, showing people how to transform their lives, relationships and bank accounts through core values and goal-setting. Her book, “The Barefoot Executive,” is a best-seller.
J.J. Flizanes is an empowerment strategist and the host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast. She is the director of Invisible Fitness, and an Amazon best-selling author of "Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life," and author of "Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core." She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler magazine. She has been featured in many national magazines as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA.
Adam Hudson was on top of the world when he took his company public. But the economic slide of 2008 hit hard and he eventually found himself selling text services to small businesses door-to-door. He wondered if he would ever have the courage to be an entrepreneur again. Adam has built several multi-million dollar companies in Australia and the United States. He owns an Amazon marketing service firm that sells in more than 30 countries, and Reliable Education, an online education company which teaches people how to build profitable Amazon businesses which generate reliable income streams.
Evangelia Leclaire was only 13 when her parents separated, each one struggling with mental disabilities. She faced a choice: act out some typical teenage foolishness or chart a course toward her own health and wellness. She chose wisely and became career coach at The Muse and founder of Career Ready Set Rock, consultancy for millennial women and moms who want more meaning in their lives and careers. At a start-up called Dream Career, she spent nearly 15 years helping clients pursue their career dreams. She believes the greatest blessings and lessons come from being present, surrendering and having faith.
Tim Sanders spent most of his early career on the cutting edge of innovation and change. His hands-on study shows the awesome power of collaborative success through wise inclusion. “It's not about how many bodies are in the room; it's about how many perspectives.” He was an early-stage member of Mark Cuban's Broadcast.com, which had the largest opening day initial public offering (IPO) in history. He founded Deeper Media, which provides consulting services for leading brands. Today, he is one of the top-rated speakers on the lecture circuit.
Jayne Warrilow’s company was succeeding, but she wasn’t happy. Then, a health crisis nearly killed her. “I’d reached the limit of medical knowledge, but it didn't have to be the end of my story.” Her healing would reshape her approach to work and life. She founded JW International, a global coaching and development company with a focus on resonance as the key driver of individual and organizational success. Her clients are by invitation and referral only, people who simply want to make a difference.
Phil Randazzo applied for a commission-only job selling fire extinguishers. The interviewer startled him by asking the last personal development book he’d read. When he couldn’t think of one, the man threw a Jim Rohn cassette at him and said, “Get out of my office and don’t come back until you learn to work on yourself!” Years later, he owns Text Safe Teens, an app to prevent people from using cell phones while driving. His online, nonprofit American Dream U helps transitioning military find their dream job or start a business. They have reached over 20,000 vets and their families.
Terra Winston, Ringleader of inTerractions, has dedicated her life to helping clients navigate successful careers that drive fulfilling lives. She’s a leadership consultant and executive coach with more than 20 years of consulting experience. She creates results for companies and individuals, from boardrooms to plant floors. As a coach, she helps leaders make meaningful impact on their organizations. A sought-after speaker, Terra delivers presentations that do more than entertain; they give attendees the tools to change behavior.
Betty Rae had musical talent and a voice like Julie Andrews, but her true passion was teaching. She also knew early on she had a special spiritual gift, but it couldn’t flourish until a strong negative force was out of her life. An artist, best-selling author, speaker, teacher, and mystic, she has an ability to communicate with angels. She taught vocal music and English for nearly 30 years. After retirement, she shifted her focus to her work with angels. She has written several inspirational books and is now working on the second in the series of "Soul Mates & Angels".
James Miller had earned a psychology degree and taken an assignment in a psychiatric hospital. He soon found himself in exactly the spot where he had vowed at age 17 to help teenagers get the best care possible. It was a prophetic dream coming true! A licensed psychotherapist for 20 years and a piano composer, he is pursuing the next chapter of his life by creating James Miller Lifeology, where he helps people simplify and transform their spirit, mind, and body. He uses his international radio show to help people learn valuable life lessons and overcome obstacles they may face.
Lynn Marie Morski is a physician, attorney and lifelong quitter. Her “Quitting by Design” website helps people carve out successful lives through strategic quitting. Her goal: to destigmatize quitting and show what a useful tool it can be. When not helping people to and through their quits, she's a doctor at the Veterans Administration, an adjunct professor of health law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Outside of medicine and law, she trains the Brazilian martial art of capoeira, plays the guitar and bass, and does volunteer work in election reform.
Marcella Yeager and her husband decided he should accept a job as a foreign service officer, starting in Uzbekistan. She knew she’d have to give up the job she loved. Looking at the bright side, she saw this as an opportunity to start her own business. What she needed now was a “Portable Career” that could travel wherever her husband would be posted. Her company, Career Valet, helps mid- to senior-level professionals secure new roles. She recently co-founded ServingTalent, the first recruiting agency for military and foreign service spouses.
David Ralph was a successful financial trainer in London for 20 years. He delivered big results for his clients and life was good. But, the inside story was very different. He hadn't been present in his family's life. He was living under the belief that he was delivering what they wanted—nice holidays, a nice home and nice cars—when actually they had never asked for any of that. But they did ask, “Could you take me to dance classes tonight?” or, “Will you come see me in the school play?”–which he never did. Starting fresh, putting his family at the forefront, his life has never been better.
Bob Stromberg is in a small group of elite artists who have stayed prolific and profitably busy for more than 40 years by “Mastering the Craft of Creativity.” Online, he shares three disciplines that create a rich, personal reservoir of original ideas. From his home in St. Paul, Minnesota, he travels continually performing his unique blend of original story, stand up and shtick. His work has left lasting impressions on Fortune 500 companies, raised multiple millions for non-profits, garnered literary and theater awards and broken box-office records in the United States and Europe.