Barbara Turley is an investor, entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of The Virtual Hub—a business she started by accident that exploded in the space of 12 months to become one of the leading companies that recruits, trains and manages virtual assistants for businesses who need to free up time and energy so they can go to the next level. Barbara is also Mum to her gorgeous daughter Ruby, wife to her best friend Eti and an adventure lover with a passion for horses, skiing, tennis and time out in nature.
Edna Keep is a real estate entrepreneur and real estate investment advisor, coach and trainer. With $60 million in real estate assets built since 2007, primarily with “Other People’s Money,” she feels like she is exactly where she is meant to be: coaching and training people in all the skills that she has acquired throughout her life.
David Towner is an American entrepreneur, comedian, writer and filmmaker. Prior to pursuing his business and entertainment ventures, he served as a US Army Paratrooper with missions in Somalia, Haiti and Cuba. Towner is most known for his feature film, Our Scripted Life, which was downloaded half a million times in the first three months. David is also the Creator and Head Writer for the graphic novel series, “Aztec Warrior God,” which has gained millions of fans around the world.
John Donegan, in the spring of 1978, received the news that he had sufficient credits to graduate from the university of Florida with a BA in history. While many would be thrilled to graduate in three years, he was terrified. The job market was wretched, and inflation was rampant. Due to some sage advice from a trusted professor, John applied to the college of education for their one-year teacher certification program. Today, John continues to enjoy a career as a social studies teacher.
Marc Miller’s career journey includes multiple jobs over 22 years at IBM, several thriving tech startups, a stint as a high school math teacher, and a gig raising funds. Often repeating the same mistakes taught him his most crucial lesson: Most people don’t really know what makes them happy at their core, what fulfills them. Marc’s latest endeavor “Career Pivot” uses his extensive experience to help others—especially Baby Boomers and GenXers—find careers they can grow into for the decades ahead.
Benjamin R. Case is a professional fundraising consultant, who has served in the nonprofit sector for 41 years. He has personally been involved in the successful solicitation of over $1.1 billion in gifts and worked for and been engaged by organizations that have raised $4.8 billion. He recently launched an online learning webinar "The Daily Dozen: Habits of Highly Successful Fundraisers." He is the author of 21 Tips for Highly Successful Fundraisers, an international best-seller.
Gay Thomas Wilson launched two successful international careers as a trained method actor, model and cover girl and then as a trained method actor. Motivated by her sister’s diagnosis of schizophrenia, she has been an advocate for changing the stigma of mental health. Gay’s journey has given her the skill set to become a coach and mentor to business professionals, entrepreneurs and creative talent.
Dr. April Kapu is president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. She is a certified acute care nurse practitioner who holds both a master’s and doctoral degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She has served as associate chief nursing officer for advance practice nursing at Vanderbilt and has established innovative, high-quality health care services and resources, and provided professional practice support for more than 1,400 advanced practice nurses.
Erik Seversen has forged a path filled with extreme adventure and success, ranging from hitchhiking from London to central Africa, living with a remote Amazon tribe, to building and selling businesses. His new book, “Ordinary to Extraordinary,” reveals his personal search for meaning, highlighting how anyone can create a life of purpose and success. Erik’s focus is on business development and English language training. He believes helping others is the best way to create success and fulfillment in life.