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.
Cédric Bollag is an aspiring venture capitalist. He just graduated with his Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance at the prestigious University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The motivation for starting GlobalTechBox.com came from a deep passion for Startups & Venture Capital. Cédric is frequently invited as a keynote speaker related to topics around Startups and Venture Capital.
Lisa Broderick is an accomplished senior executive whose career has been defined by how communication impacts society and changes behavior. From her early days at Apple Computer to helping launch some of the first e-commerce companies on the Internet, Lisa has been at the forefront of using communication to transform people and social behavior. Today, Lisa works on socially impactful initiatives like Police2Peace. Lisa earned a BA in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Duke University.
Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes won election in 1998 to the Georgia Court of Appeals and took office January 1, 1999. She was re-elected without opposition to a second term in 2004. In 2010, she was elected to a third term by getting more votes than any other candidate in the state of Georgia. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia in 1983, and her Master of Laws in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia in 2004.
Kirk Mote believes "as human beings we are here to find our purpose and be as productive as we can using our talents and gifts. In my view, too many individuals choose comfort over change and settle for far less than they are capable of." Several years ago while attending a presentation about the Holocaust, Kirk saw an older gentleman get up from his chair, shuffle to the door and suddenly collapse, like he was having a heart attack. Kirk’s training in CPR saved a life that day and changed his forever.
Cameron Cegala is co-founder of AdKaddy, a mobile app that helps you manage all the brands you love by giving you a new email address and platform to use for all your consumer needs. AdKaddy creates a personalized and hyper-organized inbox for you, where you can direct email communications from your favorite brands. Prior to AdKaddy, Cameron spent her corporate career working in sales and client management at Procter & Gamble and two smaller CPG companies.
Dr. Karen Tedeschi is a healer, chiropractor and teacher. She is the owner of Advanced Wellness of Atlanta, an interdisciplinary healing clinic, which brings together like-minded practitioners. She has studied Reiki, Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, Brimhall technique, TBM, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Nutrition, Blood Work, and Pranic Healing. Karen is dedicated to reducing the pain and suffering in the world and teaching people at all levels about health and healing.
Ryan Cote is the Director of Digital Services and Partner at Ballantine, a third-generation family-owned direct mail and digital marketing company based out of Fairfield, NJ. With Ballantine since 2003, a family-owned business started in 1966 by his great-uncle, Ryan now manages the growing digital marketing division.
Diana Wu David is the author of “Future Proof: Reinventing Work in the Age of Acceleration,” a book about how to adopt more agile mindsets and practices to prepare yourself for success in a fast-changing world. Diana is an adjunct professor of leadership at Columbia Business School's EMBA Global Asia and for the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma for independent board directors. Her company, Sarana Labs, helps companies and senior leaders build competitive, future-forward organizations.
Jennifer J L Jones is an American artist known for her elegant multi-layered glazed abstract paintings inspired by nature. Her work is exhibited and sought after worldwide by private and public collectors. Jones was born in 1971 in Alexandria, Virginia, and received her BFA from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She works full time as an exhibiting artist going on 21 years. After living in large cities growing her career, Jones now resides in Port Royal, S.C.
Thane Marcus Ringler is a former pro golfer turned speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles, California. After competing for nearly four years as a professional, he transitioned out of the world of golf into his current endeavorsThane's mission is to help others live and work better. He is passionate about speaking to the journey from the journey, and is striving to empower this generation to take ownership of their lives and never settle for less than they are capable of.
Tracy Timm is a career strategy expert. She has dedicated her career to helping people come to LIFE at work. Tracy and her team work with high-potential professionals through her proven career clarity program, The Nth Degree®, She also advises businesses on how to attract, engage, and retain top talent. Tracy leverages her psychology degree from Yale and time spent traveling the world to provide effective career solutions for companies and employees alike.
Dr. Jeanette Kern is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. In 2018 Dr. Kern sold her successful dental practice in Monterey, CA. She created the Profitable Dental Academy. Armed with over 40 years in the dental industry experienced as a dental hygienist, associate dentist and as a practice owner, she shares her knowledge by consulting with other dentists as a Dental Success Coach. She is very happy and honored to continue being an active dental professional.
Matthew J. Louis is one of the nation’s leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. He coaches individuals on their transition efforts and advises employers on hiring programs designed to successfully assimilate these valuable talent pools. He is the author of the forthcoming HarperCollins book “Mission Transition: a practical guide for veterans in transition and their employers.”
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.