Meet Judge Frank Szymanski, author of Identity Design - a guide to powerful and generous living, based on the concept that we have the ability to design the identity we need to get the life we want. He's the founder of the Identity Design Program with the 760 Mad Minute Plan, an inter active course of personal development. As a juvenile court judge in Detroit, elected to serve in one of the busiest juvenile courts in the nation, he has worked to transform some of the most troubled and dangerous youth in America. Identity Design is supported by songs written arranged and performed by Judge Frank that reinforce the themes and action steps of the program. Bio and Image Credit: judgefrank.com
Meet Wendy Hinbest, an author of five children's books and recently released debut YA mystery thriller novel, "Masquerade of Lies". She is currently working on her next YA novel, Sin of Darkness. Image & Bio Credit: Wendy Hinbest; Hinbestbooks.com.
Mike Stemple is a serially successful entrepreneur. Having built over 20 technology companies to date, Mike's success stems from the intersection he sees between art and technology. He is currently founder and CEO at Inspirer, where he is taking the extensive experience he has building brands, ideating, and innovating, to help others do the same. Mike is also a sponsored endurance athlete, a mentor and director-emeritus at Founder Institute, a mentor at Techstars, and a veteran of the US Army. Image & Bio Credit: Mike Stemple; Inspirer.com.
Meet Ashleigh Diserio, co-founder of a nonprofit in Washington D.C. called Eyes Wide Open Mentoring. This organization is the only one mentoring homeless youth in DC and is 100% voluntarily run. Their mission is to empower homeless youth to rise above their immediate circumstances and take the steps necessary to enable them to have successful futures. They pair trained volunteer mentors to work one-on-one in developmental relationships with homeless youth to address the challenges associated with homelessness. The program follows a formal model that uses evidence-based best mentoring practices and research-driven interventions in the area of trauma-informed care. Mentors help youth develop a realistic plan to cope with and overcome adversity, by expressing care, challenging growth, providing support, allowing mentees to have a voice, and expanding their opportunities. Image & Bio Credit: ewomentoring.org.
Meet Gary Sirak, helping people achieve their American Dream for the last 35 years of his life. He is the CEO and top producing agent of Sirak Financial Services in Canton, Ohio. It's a financial institution that's been around for 60 years. It was started by his father, Stan Sirak, who taught him the most important lesson in Gary's career: My job isn't to make as much money as I can. It's to help the other person in the room accomplish their goals.
Gary has written two books. First "If Your Money Talked ... What Secrets Would It Tell?" is about personal finance and the most common mistakes people make with their money. He's seen so many people make the same mistakes again and again with their money which inspired Gary to do something about it. Second "The American Dream Revisited: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results", is a deeply personal topic for him. While it's true it was a serendipitous conversation at a coffee shop that spurred Gary to write it, the ideas and beliefs of the book have been with me for my entire life. Bio & Image Credit: GarySirak.com
Meet Elliott Katz, author of "Being the Strong Man A Woman Wants: Timeless wisdom on being a man" which is striking a chord around the world. The book has been translated into 24 languages by publishers in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. He has been interviewed on more than 200 radio and TV shows in the US, Canada, the UK and Singapore. Bio & Image Credit: ElliottKatz.com.
Meet Corbie Mitleid, who's always been the different one. After enduring a string of personal and life challenges, today Corbie brings a full toolbox to her job as a beacon of manifestation and vision for her clients. She knows what it is to create a career out of experiences. While she's now a full-time intuitive counselor and inspirational speaker, her career has encompassed positions as a published author, a professional actress, a television producer, a radio personality, an executive recruiter and the â€œpower behind the throneâ€ for a number of high-profile CEOs.
"Clean Out Your Life Closet" is a book written to turn away the idea that the self-help guru has all your answers. The book is designed so that the reader actually works WITH her to make the book specifically useful to their life situation. It encourages them to ask questions, to turn the whole idea of ""you need us to fix you"" on its ear. Bio & Image Credit: corbiemitleid.com.
Meet Kathleen M. Mills, Founder of the National Military Spouse Advocacy Organization, is herself, a Military Spouse since 1973 and a recognized member of the Gold Star Wives organization since 2010. Founded in 1945, Gold Star Wives is a nonprofit service organization sanctioned by the United States Congress to provide support to Military Widows and Widowers. Her journey as a military advocate began when her husband, Major Herbert Roger Mills passed away. It was through Mrs. Mills experience dealing with the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs that she discovered the discrepancies and contradictions of surviving and current spouses. Constantly educating herself about the resolutions, laws and benefits affecting military spouses, widows and widowers, she became an authority on how to navigate through the maze of military protocols, rules and paperwork. Image & Bio Credit: nmsao.org.
Kathleen Mills, a Military Spouse Advocate, since 2005 lobbies on behalf of abandoned military spouse whose service member under federal law protection can simply walk away from their families without divorcing them. Kathleen is building awareness and has written a federal law to protect these military families.