Marina Barayeva is an international photographer, speaker and a host of the popular podcast: Marketing for Creatives. She is a known authority in helping entrepreneurs become influencers in their niche. Marina is a TEDx speaker, has presented to audiences in Asia and North America, and has been featured in such media as ArtPeople, CCTV, China Radio International, and others.
Andrea S. Kramer (Andie) and Alton B. Harris (Al) are distinguished attorneys, married to each other, and nationally recognized for their work in helping women advance in their careers. They are the authors of Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work (2016), and It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work at the Bias that Built It (2019). They speak frequently about promoting gender diversity, inclusion, and overcoming stereotypes and biases.
Anton Kraly is the founder of Drop Ship Lifestyle & eCommerce Lifestyle. He focuses on empowering people through eCommerce and better marketing. After 4 years, he has taught over 5,000 students how to build their own drop shipping stores, allowing them to live their ideal lifestyles through eCommerce.
Laura Gassner Otting is a professional motivational keynote speaker and the founder of Limitless Possibility, where she empowers innovators, idealists, and iconoclasts to get “unstuck” in their thinking, push past their limiting beliefs, and achieve extraordinary results. Laura’s new book Limitless is like a high-energy master class and brainstorming session all in one, with actionable tips to transform your vision for your career and do work with purpose.
Blaine Bartlett is CEO and President of Avatar Resources, a global leadership development firm. He has delivered training programs to over a quarter of a million individuals and has authored four books. “Leadership for most people is an objective process. In my experience with those who are particularly successful in the role of a leader, there is far more subjectivity that comes into play. And that's where the notion of ‘the hidden laws of leadership’ start to emerge.”
Kerry Anderson is Chief Family Officer at Whole Life Entrepreneurship. She left her career as a pediatric nurse to be a stay-at-home mom when her husband Adam began spending more time traveling for work. This lifestyle quickly took its toll on their relationship. Kerry and Adam sought counseling. Today they’re on a mission to share what they’ve learned, supporting other entrepreneurial couples as they navigate the chaotic world of marriage and entrepreneurship.
Ralph Sanchez is the author of "The Diabetic Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease," and "The Improved MIND Diet." Inspired by his own risk for dementia, Ralph has spent the last two decades in research on the prime risk factors and related causes of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, and the complex, genetic, biochemical and metabolic underpinnings that are linked to these disorders. Ralph’s passion is to share his insights on the Alzheimer’s pandemic that is drawn from his in-depth review of the research.
Pete Leibman is a consultant, speaker, and bestselling author who has been featured on Fox News, CBS Radio, and CNNMoney.com. He's the creator of StrongerHabits.com, and his latest book is an Amazon bestseller: "Work Stronger; Habits for More Energy, Less Stress, and Higher Performance at Work." Pete worked as an executive recruiter at Heidrick & Struggles, one of the world’s premier executive search firms. In his free time, he teaches one of the largest group exercise classes in the Washington, DC area.
Melanie Curtis is the life coach for people who do not like life coaches. She went from investment banking to professional skydiving to life coaching, and learned a lot along the way. She now helps people overcome fear and employ courage while actually making the torture of personal growth fun and funny.
Rocky Rosen, known as The Cigarette Whisperer, is considered by many to be America's foremost expert on getting people free from nicotine. Rocky was a 30 + cigarettes a day smoker for 20 years, and had tried numerous ways to stop smoking. Although he was able to get some time off of cigarettes, eventually the urge to smoke would reappear. Rocky's innovative teaching will quickly show you how to confront and address your urges to smoke, rather than always trying to deny, ignore, fight, or fear your urges.
Susan Peppercorn is a thought leader in career management. She is the author of the best-selling, Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work: Evidence-Based Strategies to Thrive in Your Career, and is a contributor to Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. Her coaching and talks are based on the principles of positive psychology—how the resilient, creative and fulfilling aspects of living can be learned and applied. She is accredited by the International Coaching Federation.
Bea Wray has dazzled audiences for 20 years speaking on entrepreneurship, leadership, and women in business. At 27, she was CEO of a $5M Silicon Valley company, and launched several others. In 2018 she wrote, "What Harvard Taught Me But My Children Made Me Learn," drawing from her six years off on a resort island to focus on raising her three children. She holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from Emory University. She serves as a founder, mentor, investor, and board member to several companies. She's also served as the executive director of the entrepreneurial non-profit, The Creative Coast, and was the Chair of the Forbes Books Entrepreneurship Practice Group.
Nigel Bennett was shocked at a young age to witness the real impact of oil spills on our natural world. After almost being shot down by FARC guerrillas on the Venezuela-Colombia border and being forced to escape Egypt while working for his father's oil spill contingency planning company, he decided to break away and start Aqua-Guard Spill Response. Aqua-Guard now provides equipment and services that protect water in 104 countries. His new book: "Take That Leap - Risking it all for what really matters."