Steve Orrin offers three decades of extraordinary success in a series of high-level roles at top-tier companies that include Intel Corporation, Sarvega, Watchfire Inc., Sanctum Inc., First Genetic Trust Inc., Lockstar Inc., and SynData Technologies Inc. He has developed a reputation as an industry leader, leveraging a history of delivering results in Innovation, Intrapreneurship, and Entrepreneurship. He is a Tech-enabled business professional who has launched and scaled companies and brought innovative industry-leading products to market. As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior PE for Intel Corporation, Steve orchestrates and executes customer engagements in the federal space, overseeing the development of federal solution architectures to address challenges in government enterprise, national security, and other federal areas of focus. Mr. Orrin has dedicated himself and his vision as a leader who engages in projects with an “All-In” attitude.
Melissa Dobbins could do seventh grade math in third grade, but she couldn’t read. She was ridiculed by students and even teachers, who told her in so many ways, “Your best is only ever going to be so-so.” But with advice from her 6th grade teacher, she shifted her attitude from “I can't do it” to “No, I'm going to show you.” And she has continued to show everybody for years, including forming Career.Place, an anonymous candidate evaluation solution that removes bias from the screening process.
Jamie Turner is an internationally recognized author, university professor, and management consultant who speaks about leadership, persuasion, and marketing at events and conferences around the globe. You may have seen Jamie in Inc., Entrepreneur, Business Insider, or Forbes. He's also a regular guest on CNN and HLN, where he delivers segments on marketing, persuasion, and leadership. Jamie is the co-author of several essential business books, including How to Make Money with Social Media and Go Mobile.
Marco Ambrosio is a transformation expert, a serial intrapreneur, and the VP of Expert Engineering at LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), the leading Conversational AI company in the world. In this custom role, Marco focuses on Growth Mindset, Strategy, and Innovation helping reimagine the company for its future.
Major General Robert W. Mixon, Jr. has achieved over three decades of extraordinary leadership success in diverse organizations, including the United States Army where he commanded the 7th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colorado prior to his retirement in 2007. Subsequently, he served in executive leadership positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies prior to starting his own leadership company, Level Five Associates, in 2014.
Donny Hamilton is a husband, father and former army captain who was deployed to the Middle East and later a deputy sheriff. His roller coaster life included growing up in a broken home and joining the Army at age 19 in search of a better life. Perseverance to conquer childhood fears led him to become a better man, successful entrepreneur and COO of Vigilant Tiger Security, a veteran-founded security business. He wrote the bestselling book, “A Tiger's Fury: How to Start Overcoming Your Fears Right Now.”
Ernie L. Vecchio is a mentor, spiritual teacher, and trauma psychologist. During his 30+ years career, he has treated over 10,000+ patients who suffered severe trauma that ranged from amputation, head injury, sexual assault, and paralysis. Vecchio is a Licensed Clinical & Rehabilitation Psychologist who has written four books including his latest release, Feelings & Reason: Activating Your Heart as Compass Despite the Ego’s Interference, an international best-seller in four self-help categories.
Julie Young was implementing a half-million-dollar technology program in her school, and loving it. Then her husband got a promotion and transfer. Starting over in a bare-bones country school, where none of the furniture even matched, she knew she would have to ask for a computer, a request she never regretted. Today, she is a leading voice for revolutionizing K-12 online education on the global stage. She is vice-president of Education Outreach and Student Services for Arizona State University, and Managing Director of ASU Prep Academy and ASU Prep Digital.
A.J. Mizes is a talent and human potential aficionado with over a decade of experience in Career Coaching and Human Resources. He has been featured in NBC, CBS, FOX, The International Business Times, and Yahoo! News. Most recently, he left Facebook as a Global HR Leader. Currently, A.J. serves as the CEO of The Human Reach, a human potential institute guiding high-achieving professionals to land their dream careers in record time, and coaching Silicon Valley leaders to be thoughtful, effective leaders.
Darren Reinke founded Group Sixty, an executive coaching and training company based in San Diego, to transform leaders, their teams, and their organizations. Group Sixty works with leaders and teams at Fortune 500’s, mid-market companies, fast-growing startups, visionary non-profits, and transitioning military special forces. Darren fundamentally believes there is greatness within each one of us. His mission is to unleash the inner lion within leaders so that they can lead more authentic and joyful lives.
Thomas Tierney grew up in Minneapolis. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with high honors in 1987. He attended law school in San Francisco at the University of California, Hastings College of Law and graduated cum laude in 1992. He worked at litigation boutique law firms in San Diego from 1992 to 2000. In 2000, he moved to Vero Beach, Florida and began working at the Rossway Swan firm, became a partner in 2003, and continues to work there today.
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.
Dr. Troy Podell, Coordinator of Career Readiness of the Downingtown Area School District, is a disruptor and thought-leader in the education space. He creates innovative programs for career exploration and soft-skills education for the Downingtown Area School District, is the Academic Director of two rigorous pre-college summer programs, and serves on multiple non-profit boards. Dr. Podell is recognized as a leader in curriculum, instruction, and the application of people analytics to education.
Cory Lee was trained by the leadership expert, John Maxwell, and is now an executive director with The John Maxwell Team. Within 5 years of opening their first business, a physical therapy clinic, he and his wife were billing over $2 million annually and had opened and successfully sold 2 physical therapy clinics and 4 gyms. He helps companies develop a culture of leadership and provides individual leaders with opportunities to maximize their own growth through one-on-one coaching and mastermind groups.
Hilde Larsen is the owner and founder of Inspired by Hilde. She is a certified Health and Mindset Coach, an author, and a certified Detox Specialist. She is also an inspirational keynote speaker and has her own YouTube channel. She is the author of three published books: From HELL to Inspired, Know The Truth and Get Healthy, and No More Bullshit. She also creates online video programs and has her own membership site Inspired Members. Hilde works with those who are ready to heal their health and life.
David Pereira, a Navy Combat Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, is the owner of FENIX, a high-end personal training facility, and the creator of the Beyond Fitness program. He is passionate about helping successful people develop a mental toughness mindset that allows them to shift their perspectives and excel in more aspects of their lives. He enjoys helping his clients excel in fitness and in business and in helping to translate what they do in their careers over to their health goals.
Susie Harder is an experienced clinician who devotes much of her passion to working with children who stutter. She works in private practice and the school setting to help support children and provides workshops and consulting-based support to school districts. She recently created the Junior Authors Program. This community project engages students around the world in collaboratively writing a children’s book to raise funds for families who lost their home in the Central California Creek Fire last fall.