Jess Stuart was raised by a Marine Corps pilot on a cattle operation in the mountains and learned the keys to running an entrepreneurial company from the ground up. Grit, hard work and getting things done the right way were infused in her. She started a software-based company from her kitchen table and learned how to assemble a company and leadership team that operated on world-class systems. Today, she brings tools and long-term resources to help leadership teams run better businesses and live better lives.
Dr. Cara Lee Barker is an international keynote speaker and visionary artist. She served as an Army nurse during the Vietnam era at Walter Reed Hospital. She has a Master’s degree in nursing and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her post-doctoral work was completed in Zurich as an International Diplomat and a Jungian Analyst. She is the author of three books: World Weary Woman; The Love Project; and her latest release, Nightlight: My Soul Calling, Body Listening, Heart Speaking.
Jimmy Jenkins, before writing stories and books, earned his law degree and undertook a commitment to public service by becoming a NYC criminal prosecutor. He wrote Green Rush Fever because he felt a need to tell the story about how his family’s small farming operation entered the nascent Florida hemp industry in 2019. Aside from his analysis about growing hemp, in his book he also writes about his family’s strong conviction in their faith and a tenacious belief in the power of having the support of family.
Elizabeth Shick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in Scientific Illustration, then went on to study Medical Illustration at the Medical College of Georgia. She was the senior medical illustrator at MLI before opening her own company, Medical Visions, Inc., in 1991. She is one of the top medical legal illustrators in the country with extensive experience, personally producing over 15,000 exhibits. "You can't just have a degree in art to be a medical illustrator. You have to have half art and half science. And that's difficult because a lot of artists don't like math or science. We don't like the technical aspect of things. And a lot of scientists have problems with visual communication. So we're kind of a rare breed because we've got to be good at both."Elizabeth’s motto is: “Do what you love and delegate everything else.”
Kevin N Lawrence is a strategic advisor and coach to CEOs and executive teams across North America and internationally. "Entering community college was a life changing experience. It was all group work, and I thrived. I found that working in teams in a collaborative environment under high pressure was the absolute best thing for me.” Now he is driven by a relentless passion to help business leaders get what they really want, in business and life.
Norwegian-born Unni Turrettini is the author of The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer. She is also the author of Betraying the Nobel on the Nobel Peace Prize. Through writing and speaking, she is on a mission to restore trust in leadership by encouraging women to fully step into their true feminine power. She also works as a coach for high-achieving women. She has law degrees from Norway, France, and the United States. She worked numerous years in law and finance before she began writing.
Patrick Greenwood is an avid cyclist, author, coffee brand creator, veteran and advocate for kids in Vietnam. After a long career in the military, Patrick embarked on a 25-year career in information technology. A true believer in listening to one’s passion, Patrick began writing in early 2020 based on several trips he made while cycling in various countries. In his first novel, Sunrise in Saigon, Patrick draws upon several non-fictional events that happened in Vietnam.
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®.
Mickey Batsell is an experienced industry professional specializing in long-term care, retirement planning and surrounding issues. With over 40 years of experience, Mickey understands the challenges his clients face. As a protector of people’s independence and dignity, he currently represents industry-leading, financially sound companies and assists families, groups, and associations throughout the U.S. He is a retired USAFR Lt. Colonel and served in the USAF Special Operations on active duty.
Kelly S. Frindell, PhD, began her career helping students prepare for college entrance tests for over 20 years. She has assisted students in achieving testing success, providing them with tools to get into the schools of their dreams. She has more recently extended her practice to help younger students prepare for boarding and private school entrance exams. Her love and passion for helping students exceed their expectations is the driving force behind her company–InHouse Test Prep–and her success.
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse with more than 20 years as a school nurse. She serves on several national boards and is the Legislative Co-Chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association. She serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, "I would suggest talking to as many nurses as you can, looking at the different areas of nursing based on what your interests are. There are so many areas to explore, today you need a guide and mentor.”
Guest Joanna Kleinman: “It took many, many years–my twenties, my thirties and even some of my forties–where I had all of these goals and dreams that I wanted to accomplish. And I accomplished most of them. And still, no matter how many accomplishments I had and how many successes I had in my life, there was still this underlying feeling that I just wasn’t good enough." Joanna is a licensed psychotherapist, life and corporate coach, author, motivational speaker, and the founder of Dethroning Your Inner Critic. She has developed a system to discover who you are, separate from the critical voice in your mind.
Guest Chris Cathcart: “I am proud of my career in the industry trade groups, serving with people who were saying, ‘We’ve got to find where the common ground is–with the lead environmental groups, the thought leaders. Let’s see if we can find the way forward.’ We were able to do that together by asking them across a table, ‘What’s on your mind? What is it you are trying to get done?’ Having that frame of mind to say ‘Yes, we can do it’ has carried through for years on so many issues that we worked on."
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.
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.
Penn Clarke, the author of “Dolphins & Penn: Tacking Through Life,” is passionate about dolphins, sailing, and travel. Penn is the founder of the non-profit Dolphin Relief and Research. His volunteer efforts include work with scientists studying the health of dolphins. Tacking through life with its joys and trials is made better by the dolphins Penn encounters while living aboard his sailboats for 15 years and traveling around the world four times.
“Is there a big demand for voice coaching? Because of the prevalence of video, podcasting, Facebook Live, YouTube and the ways that this pandemic has forced most everyone to do their business on Zoom or Skype, we’re having to use our voices in different ways than ever before. So yes the demand for voice coaches has increased dramatically. To learn more, study the masters--Lesak, Skinner and Rodenburg--their concepts, methodologies and frameworks. Today it’s easier than ever to access their books and videos, and find out if this field is one you want to learn more about and pursue.”
Tracy Goodwin has taught thousands of celebrities, professionals, and entrepreneurs, how to transform their lives and the lives of their listeners with their voice by stepping into the power of their natural voice so they amplify their authority and captivate the room. Tracy’s unique approach, Psychology of the Voice gets to the core of limiting voice habits and transforms voices from the inside out. People all over the world seek her out for her expertise to free voice barriers and get them to the next level in their business and life. Her game-changing voice training teaches you how to captivate the room, no matter the message, the venue, or the size of the audience.
Sal Hanna is a houseparent at Milton Hershey School, a cost-free residential school for children from low-income backgrounds. Students live in small groups of 10-12 in on-campus houses, and each house is overseen by a houseparent couple. After working as a camp counselor, Sal began his career at Milton Hershey School as a houseparent before working to recruit new houseparents. He and his wife, Melissa, loved and missed houseparenting so much that they returned to the role in summer of 2022.
Kim Daly is one of America’s Top Franchise Consultants who has helped thousands of people explore franchise opportunities. For over 20 years, she has traveled the country as a keynote speaker and business break out leader and has hosted her own live events educating, motivating and inspiring Americans to the dream of small business ownership through the proven systems of a franchise.
Eric Holsapple has a PhD in Economics, has been a real estate CEO and developer for nearly 40 years, lectured real estate at Colorado State University for 20 years, and has practiced yoga and meditation for 30 years. He has a unique perspective on how merging business and mindfulness can be a catalyst in changing lives. Eric is the Founder of Living In The Gap. His popular workshops teach CEOs and professionals a different way to operate mindfully while improving the bottom line.
Carine Montbertrand is a professional actor, teacher, and audiobook narrator based in New York City. She was born in France but grew up in the US with an American mother and French father . As a theatre actor, she has performed off-Broadway and throughout most of the United States. She's the award winning narrator of more than 80 audiobooks for companies such as Recorded Books, Penguin Random House, and Audible. As a teacher, she specializes in physical theatre and mask work, as well as Voice and Speech.
Jennifer Spivak is the CEO of The AdGirls Agency, an all-female Facebook Ads agency. She has helped hundreds of businesses generate millions of dollars on Facebook & Instagram, with many seeing a 1000%+ return on their ad campaigns. Her all-female team enjoys crunching data, helping women-owned businesses, and breaking the rules when it comes to Facebook ads. Jennifer has been featured in Forbes & The New York Times and is an adjunct professor of digital marketing at The City College of New York.
Dr. Stanley Berry has been a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and provided care to women with high-risk pregnancies for 38 years. “A Fight For Full Disclosure” is his debut novel. His professional musician father and social worker mother, passed to him a love of music, reading, and a respect for hard work. Dr. Berry never lost his passion for creative writing or his goal of communicating his ideas about the world of medicine and medical research through the medium of fiction.
Cammie Wolf Rice is a mother, an advocate, an author and an agent for change. She has personal experience dealing with the dangers of opioid misuse through her own son’s battle from childhood through his passing at 32. Cammie has transferred her pain into purpose. She has made it her mission to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and alternative pain management strategies.
Major General Tom Mullikin chairs the South Carolina Floodwater Commission. An energy-environmental attorney and a university professor, Tom is a former U.S. Army officer and retired commanding general of the South Carolina State Guard who has spent the last four decades leading expeditions to many of the most remote regions in the world, traversing every continent on earth, climbing mountain ranges of the world’s seven tallest peaks—and logging scuba dives in all the world’s oceans