Kathy Goughenour, after finding the courage to say "bye-bye" to her corporate marketing career, built a 6-figure virtual assistant business from her tiny house in the middle of a forest. Today she teaches professional women how to create their own work-at-home VA businesses so they can enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and financial security they desire and deserve. Kathy also offers VA Matchmaking sessions to business owners interested in working with Expert VAs® and Virtual Experts®.
Martha Saunders is the sixth president of the University of West Florida. In her 30-plus years in higher education, Dr. Saunders has served in academic and leadership roles at universities in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin and Mississippi. Her area of academic expertise is in public relations and crisis communication for which she has won numerous awards.
Cindy Klement’s mother advised her, "'Honey, you haven't got the brains to be a doctor. You need to stay home, get married and have children.’ It wasn't until I was 53 that I attended college and ultimately got my masters in nutrition.” Cindy has shared her nutrition and herbal medicine expertise with thousands of people for over 40 years. She is a board-certified nutritionist and a certified Master Health Educator, an Adjunct Professor, a long-time health program writer, a speaker, and yes, a mother.
Raymond Giese helps people align their purpose, their passions, and their paycheck to achieve financial freedom. After a corporate career of 30+ years, he has devoted his "encore career" to help people realize their dreams. Ray earned a Master of Science Degree in Personal Finance from Kansas State University and provides coaching and education services to individuals and families as a Certified Financial Planner Professional, Certified Career Services Provider, and a Highlands Certified Consultant.
Laura Noel, as a Certified Proctor Gallagher Coach and 27-year military leader, helps high-performers live empowered, fulfilling lives all while achieving their highest potential. Knowing that leaders are being pulled in multiple directions with zero time left for themselves, she helps them focus on what really matters so they can stop feeling out-of-control, become more effective with their time, and spend more time discovering what they love doing.
Kevin Stacey, MBA, is a productivity and effectiveness expert, author, and former brain imaging specialist who removes barriers to performance, boosts resiliency, and accelerates results, no matter what. He combines his military background, management training, experience as a healthcare clinician, and successful manager at the nation’s largest managed care company to be a catalyst for workplace improvement. He works with organizations and leaders to help them become more effective, productive and profitable.
Mark M. Hanna grew up in Inglewood, California adjacent to the Hollywood Park horse track. This is where his love of horses began and he pursued his passion to become an Arabian horse breeder and imported horses from Europe. His compassion and spiritual bond with horses led him to become “The Horse Listener.” Hanna can help people with the fundamental and proper way to be with your horse, a lifetime partnership. Hanna shares his life story in “The Horse Listener,” the first book of an anticipated trilogy.
Dr. Allen Lycka has been acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists globally for decades. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he helped develop laser-assisted tumescent liposuction, an advanced body sculpture technique and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, an advanced means of removing skin cancer. He has lived and practiced in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1989. He’s written 17 books and hosted the number one internet radio show in the world on cosmetic surgery: Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today.
Joanna Kleinman is a licensed psychotherapist, life and corporate coach, author, podcaster, motivational speaker, and the founder of Dethroning Your Inner Critic. She is an unconventional therapist and developed the M.I.N.D Method, a time tested, proven system that brings together practical psychology, neuroscience and the power of intention to discover who you are, separate from the critical voice in your mind.