Joshua Spodek is the author of Leadership Step by Step & has founded and led several ventures. He coaches and teaches leadership, entrepreneurship, and sales at Columbia Business School, NYU, & Spodek Academy. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD and an MBA, including six patents. He blogs at JoshuaSpodek.com. Image & Profile Credit: Joshua Spodek; Inc.com.
Naresh Vissa is the Marketing Guru & Author of 50 Shades of Marketing and Podcastnomics. He focuses on retail marketing, direct response strategies, media relations, and brand management. Vissa earned a Master's Degree from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University's Honor's Program, triple majoring in broadcast journalism, finance and accounting.
A reporting journalist turned media, marketing and publishing entrepreneur, Vissa had stints at J.P. Morgan Chase as a financial analyst and CNN Radio as a producer before launching a successful online radio/podcasting network for one of the largest independent investment publishers in the world. He also helped build and promote a start-up online precious metals brokerage. In his spare time, Vissa enjoys exercising to loud music, reading self-help books and newsletters, watching intense movies, and writing non-fiction. Bio & Credit:Merk; NareshVissa.com
Meet Jimmy Mack, a renowned medical intuitive and spiritual life coach who has taken, completed and even mastered a variety of healing modalities. After a near death experience, he was shown and developed a simpler way to create healing and profound changes now known as My Liquid Fish® Change made simple®.
He is the author of 6 books, over a dozen transformational audio MP3’s and hosts his own weekly radio show The Jimmy Mack Healing Show. He works with clients in person, on the phone and over Skype worldwide accessing energetic powers and co-creating changes that you can actually feel. Credit: JimmyMackHealing.com.
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