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Chris Westfall is one of the most sought-after business coaches and keynote speakers in the world. He helped launch over five dozen businesses and has appeared on ABC NEWS, NBC TV and CNN. A regular contributor to Forbes, he has worked with thousands of leaders at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and high-tech startups. A coach to entrepreneurs and executives around the globe, his clients have appeared on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank-Australia. He regularly consults with top-tier universities and is the author of three other books, including Leadership Language.

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Erwin W. Lutzer is senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Loyola University, he is the author of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion Award winner Hitler's Cross and the best seller One Minute After You Die. He is also a teacher on radio programs heard on more than 700 stations throughout the United States and the world, including "Songs in the Night," "The Moody Church Hour," and the daily feature "Running to Win." He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three married children and seven grandchildren. His recent book, No Reason to Hide: Standing for #Christ In a Collapsing Culture, is available now.

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Dr. Marta Pazos established her own company, “dr. mp”. Applying her never-ending creativity to formulate products such as “Rejuvalift”, a face rejuvenation formula, Dr. Marta is now using her expertise as a formulator to develop skincare lines for private labels, startups and companies that wish to extend their product lines.

Besides the science of skincare, Dr. Marta has accumulated expertise in packaging materials and their interaction/stability/toxicity when in contact with product. In fact, her passion for preserving the environment led her to join the board of “”; a fund dedicated solely to the promotion of businesses centered in circular economy.

Dr. Marta’s deep knowledge and expertise in polymers, metals, glass, coatings, composites, UV curables, protective and decorative technologies have been used in numerous other applications such as additive manufacturing/ 3D printing, construction (adhesives and coatings), appliances, devices and more.

After living in seven different countries, Dr. Marta now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with Tokyo and Neko, her two Bengal cats.

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Chris Carlisle’s 35 years of experience in the classroom and in the coaching profession has inspired people of all walks of life to maximize their full potential and has made him one of the most sought-after motivational speakers on the circuit.

Chris incorporates experiences from his professional and personal life into each one of his presentations. His high-energy “sermons” will bring the audience to their feet, while at other times, the message hits so close to the bone that the silence can be deafening.

Carlisle covers professional and personal development, successful habits of champions in sports and business, and the work habits and leadership principles that allowed them to climb to the top of their profession.The underlying tone of all of Chris Carlisle’s teachings is that life is too valuable to not maximize one’s potential.

Today we delve into Chris's new book: Move or Die: Creating a Game Plan from Stuck to Significant

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Dr. Deanne De Vries is the author of #Africa: Open for Business -- Discover the ABCs of doing business in Africa and why now is the time to invest in this continent of opportunity. It is a #1 international bestseller in seven countries across multiple business categories.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Deanne De Vries has been changing people’s and companies’ mindsets about doing business in Africa by challenging outdated images, opening doors and introducing them to AfriCAN, the can-do-continent. Fluent in six languages, Dr. De Vries interviewed Heads of State throughout the continent to explore how they lead for her Ph.D. She sought to understand the on-the-ground realities so she can introduce everyone to the ABCs of doing business in Africa and why now is the best time to invest. www.drdeannedevries

Michelle Seiler Tucker is the Founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated. As a 20-year veteran in mergers & acquisitions, Michelle and her firm has sold over a thousand companies in almost every vertical. She owns and operates several successful companies and holds the following professional designations and certifications: Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified Senior Business Analyst (CSBA), Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP) Certified Business Broker (CBB), Panelist for M&A Source, Keynote Speaker. Michelle is also the Best-Selling Author of the book ”Sell Your Business for more than it’s Worth”, and her latest book “Exit Rich”is available now for purchase.

In addition to being featured in INC, Forbes, and USA Magazine, Michelle makes regular radio and TV appearances on Fox Business News and CNBC. She has spoken alongside many prominent speakers: Eric Trump, Kathy Ireland, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Donna Karen, Stedman Graham, Randi Zuckerberg, Steve Wozniak, and more. Michelle also shares her wealth of experience with perspec- tive M&A advisors by conducting multiple training, mentoring, and partnering programs. Over the years, these programs have helped many individuals become successful M&A advisors and business brokers.

Recognized as the leading authority on buying, selling, fixing, and growing businesses, Michelle sees opportunity where many are discouraged or have given up. Her passion is to save businesses that might otherwise close. By identifying and correcting the top mistakes business owners make, Michelle will fine tune a business into a well-oiled machine. Sometimes investing her own money to help owners build their business, Michelle’s primary objective is to sell for huge profits.

Michelle Seiler Tucker’s remarkable track record proves her dedication to her clients and has solidified her as a formidable force in her industry. She closes nearly 98% of all written offers and, on average, obtains 20-40% above asking price for her clients. Through this process, she empowers her clients to afford the lifestyles they have always dreamed of and, most importantly, deserve!

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Handel Jones has over 50 years of experience in the electronics industry and had led International Business Strategies (IBS Inc.) for over 30 years. IBS supports government organizations and major corporations on global basis, with extensive activities in the United States, Europe, and China.
The activities of IBS include technology analysis and predicting future strategies of corporations and governments as well as predicting market trends. IBS has written a number of reports on artificial intelligence to its clients as well as in-depth analysis of key activities in the electronics industry in China.

Jones has worked for major corporations in the United States and has significant experience in the Silicon Valley high-technology arena. He has a deep interest in China as well as the United States, with artificial intelligence being a bridge between these two countries.

Jones has written other books on China including Artificial Intelligence: How AI and IA Reshape the Future, China’s Globalization (How China Becomes No. 1), and Chinamerica (McGraw-Hill).
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Fran Maier is a serial entrepreneur and brand builder with over 25 years experience in B2C and B2B internet businesses. She is best known for her 10+ years leading TRUSTe (now TrustArc), the leading privacy trustmark and compliance provider, and as Co-Founder and first General Manager of

Fran speaks widely on several topics relating to women in business, including opportunities for women in the collaborative economy, addressing the lucrative family travel segment, women in entrepreneurship and on boards. She serves as an advisor to many start-ups including Portfolia, Women’s Start-up Lab,, Kango, and Dabbl.

Fran is featured as an expert in the documentary film about entrepreneurship entitled “She Started It.” With Emmy Award winning journalist Kym McNicholas, she hosted a radio show/podcast called "Female Seeking Start-up" which featured interviews with female entrepreneurs. In 2016, Fran was honored by the Stanford Graduate School of Business with the Jerry I. Porras Latino Leadership Award. In 2015, she was named one of “100 Most Influential Women in Technology” by Hot Topics. In 2011, San Francisco Business Times named Fran among the 150 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business and in 2010, AlwaysOn named her among the Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch in Silicon Valley.

She served on the board of GE Capital Bank until it was sold in 2016. In addition, she is a Member of Women Corporate Directors and is former Chair of the Steering Committee for Stanford Women on Boards. In 2012, Fran completed the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance Director's College.

Fran holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University. She lives in San Francisco and Santa Fe and is the mother of two grown sons.


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George Stephan Founder and Managing Partner at Watermelon Social a Personal Branding and Content Marketing firm.

George has won widespread recognition as a global leader in promise-based branding and digital marketing. George has developed branding and digital marketing campaigns for a variety of clients designed to maximize their impact on sales and profits -- including corporate work for Time Warner (Time Inc. Magazines), Thomson Interactive, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, Nielsen ProNet, MCEnergy, Guardian Water & Power, Rodale, PBS Thirteen, NYU Langone Medical Center, Smithsonian Magazine, Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau, Reed Group, Maggie Maternity, VOX Magazine, The Zena Resort and DuPont. His Watermelon Social personal branding and content marketing clients include senior professionals, corporate sales teams and professional athletes.

Prior to Stephan Partners, George founded Stephan Direct, a full-service direct marketing agency based in New York City. Before that, he managed consumer packaged goods accounts including Pepsi, Frito-Lay and Mars for three of the largest worldwide agencies: BBDO, FCB and Publicis.

George has been an instructor in account management, branding and strategy at the Parsons School of Design. He has written articles and given speeches about his views on promise-based branding and digital marketing. George lives in New York and Maine with his wife, his daughter and his dog, Walter. He is also a mentor to Matthew, a 16 year old in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. George is a distance swimmer and a single digit golfer.

Rogelio E. Rodriguez Jr. is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Rizen Inbound. Having begun in the business world using traditional SEO methods, Rogelio was amazed at the growth his company experienced after switching to an inbound philosophy. He describes his own growth in this area as "transformative" to how he approaches relationships with both his clients and co-workers.

He has led Rizen to become a Platinum Tier Hubspot Certified Partner, with international clients from small startups to influential corporate entities. As a Hubspot Certified Trainer continues to spread the inbound gospel to an ever-growing circle of friends and connections in the business world and even takes time to teach at the Miami Ad School Punt Cana.

Mr. Daniel Brdar has over 30 years of experience in the power systems and energy industries and has held a variety of leadership positions during his career. In addition to his role at Ideal Power, Dan served as President and CEO of FuelCell Energy Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company with a market cap of over $250 million. During his tenure, the company's revenues increased 235%, to $100 million, manufacturing production increased by over 200% and over $100 million was raised from institutional and strategic investors.

Prior to joining Ideal Power, Mr. Brdar served as the Chief Operating Officer of Petra Solar, a privately held, venture funded solar and smart grid company, where he held full P&L responsibility and led a cross-functional management team across several international markets. He also served as Gas Turbine Product Manager, for GE's Power Systems Division, a world leader in power generation systems and products. Additionally, Dan has extensive research and development experience at the U.S. Department of Energy through various roles at the National Energy Technology Laboratory. He has a BS in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Dr. Liia Ramachandra, founder and CEO of EpiLynx, is a PharmD and Ph.D. with over 30 years of pharmaceutical medicine development experience. Dr. Liia is born from her struggle with gluten allergy, psoriasis and arthritis and realizing that she wasn't alone. Not being able to find #skincare products that could guarantee being allergen and #glutenfree, she decided to create her own products to help patients and people struggling with autoimmune disease and allergies.

As a dedicated marketing expert, Lisa Carmichael is passionate about enabling businesses to grow and entrepreneurs to succeed. She’s a solution-oriented professional who thrives on strong relationships, building legacy and reputation.

Lisa is the owner of an international marketing business with a focus on developing strong relationships for my entrepreneur clients who want to stand out from their competitors.

Marketing, Business, Relationships, entrepreneur, sales

James Miller is a licensed psychotherapist and the executive producer and host of the nationally broadcasted and syndicated radio show James Miller LIFEOLOGY®. James has been in the mental health field for over 23 years. After 14 years in private practice, James left his thriving practice in the Washington, DC area and created James Miller | LIFEOLOGY®, where he globally helps people simplify and transform their spirit, mind, and body.

Since the age of three years old, James had been a performer. He is a talented singer and piano composer who would regularly perform in front of thousands of people and on live television events. James currently has two instrumental albums, Consolation and Restoration, that are heard all around the world. He is currently working on his third album that will be released this year.

Today, we are excited to have James return and discuss his first book: “Life Lessons: You are the Expert on Your Life” and how to Identifying Self-Sabotage.

lessons, self-help, empower, inspirational, #mindset, #business, #Self-Sabotage

Katie McMenamin and Kelly McMenamin are sisters, professional organizers, personality-type experts, and founders of PixieDidIt! Their business is an outgrowth of buttoned-up hedge fund analyst Kelly spending 30-odd years trying and failing to get her messy older sister Katie, a writer, to be more organized. Countless fights ensued until they had an idea: What if there is more than one way to organize?

Today, they spend the bulk of their time organizing for clients, writing for their website, and giving talks on how to organize according to your personality type. Kelly lives in NYC with her husband and three sons and Katie lives in their hometown, the Land of Champions, aka Cleveland, OH, with her husband and three daughters. Check out their website @

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Dr. Haley Perlus knows what it takes to overcome barriers and achieve peak performance. As an elite alpine ski racer, she competed and trained with the best in the world, pushing herself to the limits time and time again. Now, with a PhD in sport psychology, Haley continues to push boundaries and drive peak performance, helping athletes and Fortune 100 executives reach their goals. Haley works with individuals and teams to manage and expand their energy capacity while increasing resilience, focus and drive.

Dr. Perlus is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, professor, author and consultant to Division I athletes. She has spoken at many events some of which include VISTAGE, Tec Canada, Elite Fitness and Performance Summit and Trilogy Athletes. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado lecturing on applied sport and exercise psychology at the graduate level. She has authored several books including The Ultimate Achievement Journal and The Inside Drive and her articles have been featured in publications such as Thrive Magazine, Fitness Magazine, IDEA Fitness Journal, EpicTimes, Telluride Inside, MyVega and BeachBody®.

Dr. Perlus earned her PhD at the University of Northern Colorado with an emphasis on social psychology of sport and physical activity, her MS at the University of Florida in sport pedagogy and her bachelor’s degree at the University of Western Ontario in kinesiology. Haley loves both water and snow skiing, and hiking. Her favorite meal is anything that requires only chopping or blending.

Sport Psychology, fit, fitness, sports, nutrition, food, healthy lifestyle, exercise, movement, wellness

Tom Greenwood is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of international experience driving growth, building teams, and executing innovative business strategies as both a senior in-house executive and as a trusted advisor. Tom is an expert in managing, structuring, and scaling businesses for explosive growth organically or through strategic acquisitions. His thorough understanding of global business cultures, operations, markets, and sales channels; combined with his extensive network of senior-level contacts across Canada, the USA, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East; allows him to effectively bridge global business practices in order to achieve substantial, quantitative results.

#Entrepreneurs, leader, managing, structuring, scaling, businesses growth, cultures, operations, markets, sales channels, business, growth, building teams

Donna Andersen is creator of, a website that teaches people to recognize and recover from sociopaths. She is the author of eight books, including Senior Sociopaths — How to recognize and escape lifelong abusers (May 2022), Red Flags of Love Fraud—10 signs you’re dating a sociopath, the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook and the four-part Best of the Lovefraud Blog series. She learned about sociopaths the hard way, by marrying one, and tells the whole outrageous story in her first book, Love Fraud.

Donna founded Lovefraud Education and Recovery, a nonprofit that offers webinars to help survivors and professionals identify, escape and recover from sociopaths, including narcissists, psychopaths and other manipulators. She is co-author of two scientific papers and has presented research to the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. She graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in psychology and journalism. Donna is happily remarried, proving that recovery from betrayal is possible.

Pradeep Kumar is a wellness mentor, entrepreneur, coach, Reiki master, chromotherapy practitioner, and acupressure therapist. He is certified in Upanishadic studies and together with his wife Trupti Shah founded The Art of Self-Healing. They are also co-authors of Sleep Code: Renew Your Lifestyle, Recode Your Mind and Restore Your Sleep, an international best-seller.

#sleep #recovery #healing

Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information as well as recognize biases that impede decision-making. She developed her Art of Perception seminar in 2000 to improve medical students' observation and communication skills with their patients when she was the Head of Education at The Frick Collection in New York City.

She subsequently adapted the program for a wide range of professionals and leads sessions internationally for the New York City Police Department, the FBI, the French National Police, the Department of Defense, Interpol, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, first responders, the military, and the intelligence community. In her highly participatory presentation, she demonstrates the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and how the analysis of works of art affords participants in her program an innovative way to refresh their sense of critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary for improved performance and effective leadership. The program has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others. Her TED talk, A Lesson in Looking, went live in December 2018. Ms. Herman holds an A.B., a J.D., and an M.A. in art history. Her book, Visual Intelligence, was published in May 2016 and was on both The New York Times and Washington Post Best Seller Lists.
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Elke Scholz, MA, RP, REACE, is a registered Psychotherapist, an internationally registered Expressive Art Consultant/Educator, and an internationally certified EMDR Therapist. She is the well-known author of 3rd edition, Loving Your Life, containing over 40 creative exercises as an e-book and paperback, Foreword by Kate Donohue. She is also an affiliate author for ProjectHappiness.

Her work includes creative anti-anxiety/wellness kits for employees, youth-at-risk, and seniors in managing anxiety and depression. For over 35 years Elke has helped people and runs her private therapy practice in Bracebridge, Muskoka. She has spoken and facilitated at conferences, on radio, and on TV. She is a co-chair on the board for IEATA, International Expressive Art Therapy Association.
#Anxiety #Warrior

Allan Parker, President of The Justice Foundation, represents Melinda Thybault, the Co-Founder of The Moral Outcry Petition, acting on behalf of over 500,000 Signers. He also represents thousands of #women hurt by abortion. See Mr. Parker represented Norma McCorvey, formerly “Roe” of Roe v. Wade, and Sandra Cano, the “Doe” of Doe v. Bolton., in their efforts to overturn the two landmark cases that brought legalized #abortion on demand to America. He has taught at St. Mary’s University School of Law and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas and studied International Human Rights at the International Human Rights Institute in Strasbourg, France. He taught International Human Rights at the St. Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria in 1992. #humanrights

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Ira Shapiro is the author of two previous critically acclaimed books about the #Senate: The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis and Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country? Shapiro resides in Bethesda, Maryland.

In two previous highly regarded books on the U.S. Senate, Ira Shapiro chronicled the institution from its apogee in the 1970s through its decline in the decades since. Now, Shapiro turns his gaze to how the Senate responded to the challenges posed by the #Trump administration and its prospects under President Biden. The Founding Fathers gave the US Senate many functions, but it had one fundamental responsibility—its raison d’etre: to provide the check against a dangerous president who threatened our #democracy.

Two hundred and thirty years later, when Donald Trump, a potential authoritarian, finally reached the White House, the Senate should have served as both America’s first and last lines of defense. Instead, we had the nightmare scenario: today’s Senate, reduced through a long period of decline to a hyper-partisan, gridlocked shadow of its former self, was unable to meet its fundamental responsibility. Shapiro documents the pivotal challenges facing the Senate during the Trump administration, arguing that the body’s failure to provide leadership represents the most catastrophic failure of government in American history. The last section covers the Senate’s performance during President Biden’s first year in office and looks forward to the 2022 Senate elections and beyond.

Hilmon Sorey is Co-Founder of CoachCRM sales coaching software for managers; Co-Founder of ClozeLoop, a sales strategy, training, and enablement firm with offices in New York, Houston, Silicon Valley, and Johannesburg; Partner in 2.12 Angels as a seed-stage venture capital firm; and author of 8 top-selling books on sales, sales management, and coaching.

He has helped build teams in companies that range from early-stage startups to Salesforce, Box, SurveyMonkey,, and some of the fastest-growing companies in the world totaling over $600B in valuation and market cap.

He’s an award-winning trainer who has trained over 15,000 salespeople and over 5,000 executives. He is a sought-after speaker around the globe.

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Hilmon also hosts a podcast titled The Winning Zone
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Richard Hawkes is the Founder & CEO, Growth River and author of “Navigate the Swirl: 7 Crucial Conversations for Business Transformation” (Wiley, 2022).

Richard founded Growth River in the US in 2007. Today it is an international consultancy with offices and partners in the US and in Germany. Growth River specializes in leading major transformational change initiatives that impact organizational culture and business models at the same time. This work is unique because of its holistic approach that reduces complexity and creates buy-in for both executives and their teams.

He has worked domestically and internationally with global Fortune 100, mid-sized and start-up growth companies including: Allergan, Berkley Insurance, Bonnel Aluminum, Chicos, Corning, Cox Communications, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, GENEWIZ, Gentex, Global Knowledge, Hallmark International, Hope Worldwide, Instinet, Johnson & Johnson, MARS, Merck, Navigant Consulting International, Neostem, New York Genome Center, Novartis, Pearson Education, Pfizer, PFG Group, Pharmanet, Prentice Hall, Sun Microsystems, Wrigley and WLR Foods. Richard is currently engaged in a multi-year engagement with Edward Jones Financial Services.


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Christina is a corporate accounts receivable consultant, speaker, and internet podcast host of Savvy Business, Life Unscripted. Her background in corporate finance extends beyond twenty-five years.

Savvy Business started in April 2012 as a marketing tool for her receivables business, but quickly snowballed into an exciting entity. Her platform supports knowledgeable individuals and business owners in sharing their expertise, knowledge, tips, and stories.

Savvy Business, Life Unscripted features businesses of all fields, and inspirational individuals.
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