Brian Kurtz has been a serial direct marketer for the past 40+ years. He’s never met a medium he didn’t like, and he spent the first 34 years of his career helping Boardroom, Inc., become a state-of-the-art direct marketing and publishing company. As founder of Titans Marketing, he now advises many of the most admired direct marketers in the world and writes and speaks regularly on direct marketing.
Erica Reiner is a former environmental science professor using her expertise in sustainability and green living to transform spaces and the interior design field using her cleaner, greener Method. 4 years ago she started Eco Method Interiors making people feel happier, healthier, less stressed and more confident at home or work. When she's not working she's planning her next trip down under with her Australian husband, or at the dog park with Hank, her mutt.
Jay Block’s credentials include not knowing what he wanted to be when he grew up and being fired by his best friend at age 39. Soon after this humiliating event, he began working harder on himself than anything else. And it was this single transformation that would forever change his life and his career. Today, Jay is recognized as America’s #1 motivational career and rapid employment expert. He is a best-selling McGraw-Hill author of 12 titles, including 5 Steps to Rapid Employment, and has helped tens of thousands of people achieve workplace success and fulfillment over the past 26 years.
Sheriff Leon Lott, Richland County, leads one of the largest sheriff’s departments in the Southeastern U.S., and is one of the regularly featured law-enforcement agencies on A&E’s television series LIVE PD. In 2010, Lott traveled to Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government to help that country establish its first-ever female police academy. Under Lott’s leadership, RCSD was the first law enforcement agency in the nation to establish a pre-PTSD conditioning program for deputies.
Kaia Alexander is an award-winning author and filmmaker. Her novel, WRITTEN IN THE ASHES, is the untold story about the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria, Egypt, and the life of Hypatia, the world’s first female mathematician/philosopher. Kaia’s new documentary feature film CHALICE: WOMEN LEADERS RISE, explores how and why women were written out of history, how this has influenced the treatment of women globally, and the exciting rise of women leaders today.
Tommy Baker helps dreamers, visionaries, and entrepreneurs bring those dreams to life and create a life they can't wait to wake up for. He’s the author of UnResolution: How to Ditch Resolutions Forever, Live Life by Design, and Achieve Your Dreams; The One Percent Rule; and The Leap of Your Life: How to Redefine Risk, Quit Waiting For 'Someday,' and Live Boldly. Tommy believes living up to your potential is what we're here for. His podcast spreads the message of his Resist Average Academy.
Tom Shepansky is one of the three Founders of Rethink, a creative agency in Canada. Rethink has just celebrated its 20th anniversary and was named Agency of the Year. Tom is transitioning to a governance role with the company, allowing the business to remain independent. He’s also active in the community on two non-profit boards. Tom loves cycling, hiking, skiing and has recently taken up bass guitar. He plays in a band called “Never Too Late.” Tom lives with his wife Roxanne on the North Shore of Vancouver.
Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist with more than 25 years of experience covering corporate news, including 17 years as a senior correspondent for Reuters international news service. She is the author of “Whitewash—The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science,” an expose of corporate corruption in agriculture. The book won the coveted Rachel Carson Book Award. Gillam works now as Research Director for the non-profit U.S. Right to Know.
Kirk Deis has been featured on Forbes and podcasts and radio shows throughout the United States. He is CEO and founder of two companies, Treehouse 51, a digital agency based in Newport Beach, California, and The Bug Squasher, a universal web app that helps you diagnose website issues. Driven by an early passion to write screenplays, he found his own creative niche and brought together creative people he met along the way.
Dr. Erica Blank graduated from medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx in 1996. She then completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She moved to New Hampshire in 2012 where she worked at Exeter Hospital and developed an interest in Lifestyle Medicine. She realized that all of her training in medicine up to that point was about treating disease and she never learned how to promote health. Erika became board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine in 2017.
Robin Gordon is a Certified Public Accountant and a Personal Financial Specialist whose passion is educating and empowering her clients in all things financial. She helps people achieve financial goals by working with them to minimize taxes, protect and grow assets, and transfer wealth responsibly. She has an Amazon best seller book: “Living the Best Life You Can with the Money You Have, Create a Financial Plan that Works for You.” Robin was born in San Francisco and now lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Scott Reib is known as America’s Legal Coach. He’s a Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer, and he has over 20-years of experience as an attorney. For the last two decades, Scott has been helping business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches, and service providers “shatterproof” their businesses and succeed in the professional world. Scott believes that seeking legal advice doesn’t have to be intimidating or expensive if we treat lawyers like primary care doctors instead of ER doctors..
Dr. Carolyn Jerdan has been in the educational field for over 20 years serving as a teacher, counselor and school administrator. She has worked in private and public schools, ranging from preschool to adults. She is presently the School Counselor at the Atlanta Classical Academy. As a school counselor she works with students K-12 and helps with academic, social and emotional issues. Carolyn also works with the College Counselor and guides high school students through the college application process.