Christine McAlister was living a life of joy, success and service. Awaiting the birth of her first child, she suffered the kind of devastating blow psychiatrists rank among the worst. Gradually, she found and harnessed a fierceness she’d never known. Her company, Life With Passion, helps women start and grow online businesses out of their passions, to do the work they were created to do, replace their incomes and quit or stay out of 9-to-5 for good. She’s also been a professor and career counselor.
Ray Matz learned to be quick on his feet as a street kid in Philly. As the 2008 real estate collapse approached, he knew how to change his playing field and follow his passion. Instead of running from challenges, he figured out how to skate right through. Dedicated to motivating and encouraging husbands and fathers to lead, love, and live, Ray is pursuing his passion of coaching and developing mastermind groups. He also is the author of the book, “Game Changing Dads: Get Off The Bench and Into The Game!”
Thomas Blackwell travels the world as a high demand speaker, inspiring people to become their best. He has given more than 1,000 talks and presentations to corporations, executives, entrepreneurs, sales teams, athletes, and students. He has owned and operated a successful seven-figure insurance agency with over 100 agents in three different locations. In today’s interview, he shares from his recent book, “The Liberty of Our Language Revealed: We Bring About What We Talk About.”
Regan Hillyer invested thousands of dollars in personal growth seminars, diligently applying what she learned. But change just was not happening. When her mentor asked her, “What are you doing to rewire yourself to succeed,” she found herself staring back at him blankly. Today, as founder of Regan Hillyer International, she is dedicated to helping experts uncover their true message and launch powerful personal brands, to make a big impact and build a legacy.
Jesse Cole brought a new college summer baseball franchise to Savannah with high hopes. But people stayed away in droves. In a city with a pro ball team for 90-plus years, he had to do something very different—something bananas—to get their attention. Today, as the P.T. Barnum of Baseball, he has been a performer and showman for the past decade. His Fans First Entertainment owns and operates the Gastonia Grizzlies and Savannah Bananas. His teams have welcomed more than a million fans to their ballparks.
Andy Molinsky, professor of international management and psychology at Brandeis University and author, knows that stepping outside of one’s comfort zone, both personally and culturally, is one of the hardest things people have to do. “But, you are probably going to have to step outside your comfort zone if you want to grow, learn, develop—to achieve your goals.” That is what his work is about: helping people understand the challenges, what holds them back, how they might be avoiding it, and what they can do to be more successful.
Amel headed to a meeting on her university campus in Lyon, France, to start brushing up on her English-speaking skills. She soon realized she had stumbled into a meeting for recruiting students to sell encyclopedias in the U.S. Was this the “something exciting” she had been looking for? Today, Amel is a business and marketing coach, a speaker and the founder of Tandem Nomads, a podcast show and entrepreneurship platform designed to empower expat partners and help global nomads turn their career challenges into successful portable businesses.
Thomas Dixon lost most of his abilities to remember his own life because of a car injury. Rather than accept suffering, he decided there had to be a digital solution to his loss. He envisioned an artificial mobile memory app and enlisted technical help to build it. “ME.mory” now provides him and an increasing number of users around the world with rapidly-searchable, artificial memories.
Scott Alan Turner went from being a money moron at 22 to self-made millionaire 13 years later. An early retiree, he has been debt-free since 2009. He now helps others become financial rock stars through his best-selling book, talk radio show and podcast. He's been quoted in Forbes, Money Magazine, US News & World Report and more. His books are “99-Minute Millionaire” and “Money A to Z for Children.”
Pamela Gold is a Yale University graduate, so she knows her way around books and learning. But it was a book that literally fell at her feet off a bookstore shelf that set her on a different path in life, a Path With Heart. In her current life's work, she teaches inner peace as the key to our greatest evolution and ultimately, world peace. She founded Gold Evolution and released her first book, “Find More Strength: 5 Pillars to Unlock Unlimited Power and Happiness” in 2017.
Henare Hona O’Brien was at a turning point and decided to attend a personal growth seminar. The speaker was dynamic, caring, inspirational and happy. It was clear he had achieved success, yet he was still helping people. Henare said to himself, “OK, that's my next step!” Today, he’s an intuitive coach, spiritual teacher and breakthrough trainer. He and his wife, Kate, are a top transformational couple. They produce the world’s biggest personal development summit with today’s leading thought leaders.
Jeffrey Shaw says a keen eye is not just for what one sees. It’s also for what one senses. A sought-after portrait photographer for 30+ years, he uses his honed intuition to teach entrepreneurs how to attract their ideal customers by speaking their Secret Language. He hosts the popular business podcast Creative Warriors, is a business coach for entrepreneurs, and author of the book, “LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible.”