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Hi, I’m Jonathan Kennedy, host of the Leadership for Your Journey Show. Tune in Friday’s from 5 to 6 p.m. to equip yourself with the skills, rituals, rules and rhythms, to maximize your impact in your workplace, homes and communities.
Ralph Peterson is the owner and operator of a management development company that helps mission driven organizations dramatically increase profitability, improve efficiency and grow their companies by building Five-Star leadership teams. He is also a #1 Best-Selling Author, professional keynote speaker, a highly sought-after management development coach.
Ralph has more than 20 years hiring, promoting and training managers, from first time managers to the most experienced.
Personally, he lives in NYC, is a retired U.S. Marine and an avid marathoner. He recently earned the title of Iron Man.
Scott Geller with Capitis Advisors LLC is a results-oriented, highly motivated Finance Chief with twenty years of unique experience. Scott Geller focuses on providing strategic support, fractional CFO, or project consulting to assist your business in making informed decisions regarding growth, competitors, or meeting challenges.
He specializes in modeling, pricing, audit and risk, operational assessments, and budgeting, while reinforcing your legal, IT, and HR functions. Also bringing expense management, redundancy, and analysis for savings, along with leveraging and improving your ERP experience. Scott genuinely enjoys interacting and impacting all aspects of a business and is looking forward to doing the same with your company.
Scott has bank regulatory, audit, risk, and FP&A background at a large insurance company (Genworth) and most recently as the Chief Administrative Officer at a small technology and services Allianz backed company, Fusion Company. While at Fusion, Scott was responsible for CFO responsibilities including budgeting, pricing, planning, reporting, and accounting in addition to ERP, legal, IT security, and office operations.
Scott was deeply involved in a support and leadership capacity at Fusion from the initial spin-off from Allianz through the trials of creating an independent company and preparing for and reacting to a new market. Scott then guided Fusion through the activities around insourcing Fusion’s capabilities and platform back in to an Allianz parent company, while winding down services with non-Allianz clients. His financial expertise at Capitis Advisors has strengthened smaller and young businesses through quantifying acquisitions, prepping for growth and scaling, forecasting future opportunities, and generally serving as executive advisor.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys staying busy with his two boys’ sports, playing golf, and trying his hand at woodworking.
Scott broadcasts LIVE from Ashland Virginia
James Bryant, Ph.D. is the Founder of Better You 4U, LLC a boutique leadership training and peak performance coaching firm that serves executives and business owners. Through the decades of James’ leadership roles in private and public sectors, he has noticed that many business leaders are struggling with balancing the organization’s needs with those of their own. Based on James experience, this balancing act is a losing strategy that consistently leads to burn out, frustration, lack of purpose and feeling overwhelmed.
When being recognized by Virginia Tech as a distinguished alumni James was introduced as an excellent husband and father BEFORE they mentioned his accomplishments in industry. This was not a coincidence, James has developed and implemented strategies to overcome these challenges, helped many others do the same and can help you too.
Feeling like you have lost control of your situation is not something that has to continue. James created the proprietary Mirror Moments Program to help his clients gain a deep understanding of what led to the current situation and the Positive Attitude Ushering in Self-Empowerment (PAUSE) Framework to replenish and restore their energy. Once they are in a healthy place, he then helps them implement proven leadership principles based on the John Maxwell Team teachings and the power of connection to create relationships that propel their business and their lives to peak performance. It all starts with you. Growing business owners grow their people. Growing people grow businesses. Growing Businesses grow revenue. Let’s get Growing
Angela Chaney Co-Owner, Director of Content; Pixel Fire Marketing
Hi everyone! My name is Angela Chaney and I’m the co-owner of Pixel Fire Marketing in Omaha, NE, where we’re proud to help small to medium-sized businesses grow through online marketing. I have over 20 years of marketing experience and specialize in content and business development at Pixel Fire.
I’m also the author of Engagement Equity: Earning the Ask, a business book that illustrates the philosophy behind our business.
When you utilize Engagement Equity in your business and personal life, you visualize each of your relationships as an account. When you give value to others in the form of sharing information, listening to them, treating them as they’d like to be treated, etc., you make a deposit into that account. Once you’ve made a certain number of deposits, you can then (and only then) make a withdrawal by asking for something in return.
We use this philosophy with our social media and advertising strategies as well as in our professional and personal interactions with those we work with, network with, live with, and are close to.
In addition to being a marketer, radio host, and business owner, I also teach classes on utilizing Engagement Equity and love showing people how to enhance their lives by learning how to EARN THE ASK!
When I’m not working, I enjoy writing fiction, reading, cooking, watching professional hockey (go Flyers!), visiting any casino I can, and spending time with my awesome family and friends. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and I look forward to “talking” with all of you! You can learn more about my business at PixelFireMarketing.com and can buy Engagement Equity: Earning the Ask soon on Amazon!
Angela broadcasts live from Omaha, Nebraska
Charles George Digital Direct Marketer, Copywriter, Email Marketing Specialist, Conversion Expert
Charles George is passionate about helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs create a lifestyle business by combining publishing with direct response marketing.
What makes Charles unique is for almost 20 years, he has helped entrepreneurs across a wide variety of industries succeed by implementing direct marketing campaigns.
Today, he focuses on building profitable online audiences.
He builds profitable audiences in 3 ways:
Creates engaging content that leads prospects throughout the customer journey
Building profitable email lists
Creating offers and writing copy that converts prospects into loyal customers.
Charles started his marketing career by helping companies implement direct mail campaigns. Today, he uses the same profitable direct marketing strategies online to build businesses and brands.
You can learn more about Charles at www.PublishToThrive.com where he talks about building lifestyle businesses by combining publishing with digital direct marketing.
Charles broadcasts LIVE from Richmond, VA
RJ Lewis, Digital Momentum Builder — RJ Lewis Digital
My full name is Rahgna J. Lewis. It's pronounced Rah-guh-nah with a g-as-in-gum, but DON'T FREAK OUT because you can call me RJ. I am an Army wife and mother of 3 chief officers of something in the making and we live in the Richmond area of Virginia.
For more than a decade, I've helped companies of all shapes and sizes design and optimize their customer experience, product delivery systems, technology stacks, marketing playbooks, knowledge management, and collaborative processes and spaces. My company, RJ Lewis Digital, is a business experience development consultancy that is helping CEOs like you grow their business to the BOSS Level. Videos and social media posts are all fun and sexy. I get it, I do. But WHAT'S HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES IS GONNA MAKE (or break) your company BANK.
I have a solid reputation for designing audience-focused digital ecosystems for entrepreneurs, smedium businesses, and non-profits. To do so, I peek at the digital systems you use to deliver your programs, communicate with teams, organize workflow, onboard staff and convert lurkers to clients and I ALIGN ALL THESE SYSTEMS so you and your company can flourish. Wanna know how thriving companies do what they do? ALIGNED AF backend systems that support their GROWTH.
RJ broadcasts LIVE from Chester, VA
We all want results! However, we are not always doing what it takes to get the results we say we want.
As business owners, we strive to monetize our sales, marketing, and connection efforts to, ultimately, increase our bottom lines and put more money in our pockets! The goal is to DOMINATE your space and DOMINATE your market.
While many times we get the results we want, there are times we don’t. Our performance is lackluster. A global pandemic happens. Our next step is unclear. Or our next step is CLEAR, but, for some reason, we CANNOT (or WILL NOT) take the necessary ACTION!
Well, that’s where I come in.
My name is David Wilson, and I am The Business Savage. I give you a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense approach to TAKING SAVAGE ACTION NOW (SAN) to make your company its MOST PROFITABLE!
I look forward to sharing my advice and 25 years of business experience with you! _________________________________________________________________ David Wilson is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, coach, and trainer on the topics of business networking, sales, prospecting, connecting, and personal development for individuals, business groups, and companies.
David is Managing Principal of FundUuP (www.funduup.com), a 14-year-old funding firm helping small & midsize companies acquire secured and unsecured short term business funding up to $15M when traditional bank financing is unavailable.
In 2014, David wrote the popular networking manual “I Hate Networking Events!” which is endorsed and recommended by the Father of Modern Networking and the Founder of BNI Dr. Ivan Misner. AND, YES...it's available on Amazon and at (www.IHateNetworkingEvents.com) Since writing the book, he has developed a curriculum upon which he now bases a specialized and customizable training for companies, sales teams, and budding business owners.
In 2020, he launched his second networking project “The No-Rejection Connection” where he shares how to connect anyone to anyone, anywhere—WITHOUT REJECTION! This program is available at www.TheNoRejectionConnection.com
When he is not busy with all the stuff above, David serves as a Senior Director Consultant of BNI Central VA where he helps members maximize the results from and monetize their networking efforts in the world’s largest networking organization (www.bni.com) You may contact him directly with all speaking and training inquiries for groups and companies of all sizes.
To find out more about his social media and other endeavors (including the ones above), visit his landing site at www.AllThingsDavidWilson.com
David broadcasts LIVE from Richmond, VA
Wendy Dickinson, MEd, ACC, is the founder of Ascend Coaching Solutions LLC, a coaching firm that specializes in working with business owners who plan to expand their leadership capacity as their responsibilities grow. Ascend offers owners business coaching at the intersection of business and life. Ascend Coaching Solutions offers an expert in organizational growth and development within government settings, nonprofits, small and micro businesses improving relationships to increase impact, value and profits. Raised with small business in her blood, Wendy hails from a family of entrepreneurs.
Ellen McIlhenny is the owner of the CFO consulting firm CFO Plus Services, specializing in bringing the services of an experienced CFO to small businesses.
She graduated with an accounting degree from Virginia Tech and spent more than twenty years as a CFO or controller in mid-sized and large privately held businesses.
She is the author of the book "The Big Turnaround - How bad management nearly destroyed an exceptional company", a business novel dealing with common problems business owners face on a daily basis. Her next book scheduled to come out in the fall of 2020 is called "The Small Business Survival Guide: 101 Tips and Tales for the Small Business Owner". This is a non-fiction business tips book which incorporates storytelling to illustrate each point. Ellen loves to speak to groups, both large and small about how to improve both business processes and finances. Her current presentation is on topics that are most relevant during COVID-19.
Ellenbroadcasts LIVE from Montpelier, VA
Angela Hooper-Menifield, MPA, SPHR, SHRM - SCP is an International Facilitator & Certified Teacher, Keynote/Motivational Speaker, Success Coach, Maxwell Method of DISC Behavioral Consultant, Co-Founder of the Black Entrepreneurs Institute, Radio Talent with the International Business Growth Network & Owner of Menifield & Associates, LLC where the premise of Leadership at Every Level for Every Sector is fostered for all.
After a successful 28+ year career in the Federal Sector, leading and managing as many as 4,000 employees, Angela is pursuing her passion and purpose in helping others get “unstuck” and raise their leadership lid. Angela utilizes each of her certifications (including Human Resource Certifications with SHRM and HRCI), education, and vast experience as a consultant, speaker, trainer and success coach to lead executives, business owners, and individuals through a journey of awareness to create and foster high performing teams by providing customized concierge-level experiences.
Angela has trained internationally in Costa Rica, delivered a TEDx talk, and spoken in front of and trained thousands.
Angela serves on the President’s Advisory Council (PAC) with the PAC Club Training Committee, Hosted 3 Live2Lead Leadership Simulcasts, & a GYI Event. She is passionate about equipping leaders and supervisors and has a passion for the Public Sector.
Some of her clients include Chick-Fil-A; City of Newark, NJ; NJ Dept of Labor; Rutgers University; University of MO; and a host of small businesses and Non-Profits. Angela and her husband Charles are empty nesters residing in Newark, NJ.
Angela and Charles are the proud parents of two daughters, Tiffany and Amber, and even prouder grandparents of their 3 grandsons, DeAndre, Micheil, and Jamison.
Angelabroadcasts LIVE from Newark, NJ
She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and is a proud only child of a single mother who immigrated from Bangladesh.
Her accounting career started at age 8 when it was discovered that someone was skimming from her piggy back. After a careful audit of her records (kept in a little pink book) she confronted her mother about the missing funds.
In 2003 (12 years later-finally allowed out again) she started working in a Manhattan CPA firm while earning her degree in accounting with a double major in finance and economics. Her corporate career ended in the hedge fund industry in 2014. She is a QuickBooks Online certified pro, and excel wizard and an automation expert. By having Kash as your bookkeeper you gain a partner, who acts as an extension of your C-class executive team, bringing the expertise of a corporate back office accounting manager to your small business.
When she is not managing small business’s books and records, Kash can be found networking at her BNI meeting on Tuesdays, attending monthly WHIMBY events, and other various networking organizations around town.
Kashbroadcasts LIVE from Richmond, VA
For the past 30 years, my greatest joy has come from helping others exceed their current capacity by encouraging, equipping and empowering them to be the best version of themselves that they can be.
As a speaker, trainer and coach, it is my desire to help you Build on your Dream, Optimize your Influence and maximize your leadership, say YES to your potential and build a Determination and Discipline to get where you want to go and to help you “Leave a Mark” by living an intentional life day in and day out.
Building everyday leaders who choose to live with intentionality from the boardroom to the custodian’s closet, from the locker room to the classroom, have the opportunity to change the world. A leader isn’t defined by the title they have, but by the life they lead. “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” Let me walk with you on your journey to becoming a person of influence. Let’s make leading self a daily habit that motivates and inspires others to live at their best.
Among those whom Boyd has shared the stage with are Les Brown (Feb. 2015) and John Maxwell (Feb. 2015 and August 2016). He has been a main speaker for Youth conferences in the USA and internationally. He has received three awards from Toastmasters International for his winning speeches. He has invested twenty years as a youth minister and ten years as a church planter and, currently, an Executive Director on the John Maxwell Team and Program Director for Voltacoach.com. Whether you are church group, school, company, profit, non-profit organization, he can help you grow from where you are to where you want to be.
Inside of these 30 years, Boyd had a brain surgery (1995), has learned to live with transverse myelitis since 1999 and recently experienced a 2nd brain surgery on Dec. 6, 2018 along with the navigation of life’s many obstacles and encounters while maintaining his purpose of adding value to others.
Boydbroadcasts LIVE from Rio Rancho, NM
Dr. Tracie Hines Lashley
Dr. Tracie Hines Lashley is a dynamic, high-powered professional with a results-charged career in growth and leadership. She is well-known as the LeadHERz Architect™ and supports leaders' elevation to the pinnacle (respect) leadership level while strategizing team effectiveness and productivity. She specializes in helping women in leadership harmonize family and work life, while developing dynamic and productive teams. Dr. Lashley is responsible for transitioning an organization of about 200 Department of the Army civilians to a new performance management system and assisted many leaders develop SMART performance elements and standards. She has developed many leaders and restructured several Human Resources (HR) departments. She is also the person sought for employee and organizational development across the globe.
Dr. Lashley is a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership and holds a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management, a Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management, and is currently working on a Master of Science in Performance Improvement. She is a certified behavior consultant and trainer, and a certified John Maxwell Team trainer, coach, and speaker where she also holds a certification for youth leadership and parent and family.
Dr. Lashley is also the President and CEO of THE Leaders Innovative Growth Solutions LLC, where her primary focus is leadership, personal growth, and development. She is also an Executive Director for the John Maxwell Team. Dr. Lashley is the founder of Boss’d UP LeadHERz, Inc., a nonprofit organization, where the mission is to eliminate stereotypes amongst women and girls in the workplace, schools, and communities, while providing a sanctuary to produce intentional growth, success, and significance. The 501(c)(3) organization also generates essential resources to elevate women and girls to an entrepreneurial mindset and executive leadership. She co-authored 3 books, "Becoming the Shero", “The NEW Female Leader”, and "Courageous Enough to Lead". She is also writing a solo book for team building.
Cedrick LaFleur is a motivational and empowering Senior Executive with more than 30 years of success across the healthcare sales, leadership, and sports industries. Cedrick has been married to Tammie for 33 years, they have 2 children, TreKessa (32 yrs old) and Patrick (27 yrs old). Cedrick is the Founder and Chief Executive at LaFleur Leadership Institute, where he has created a successful company which delivers workshops, seminars, keynote speeches, and coaching for organizations focused on leadership development. Cedrick is an Executive Director with John Maxwell Team, his responsibilities include Executive Leadership Training, Coaching, and Keynote Speaking internationally. Recently he was in Costa Rica helping lead a government leadership transformation for Costa Rican government. In addition, Cedrick is a Dave Ramsey certified Master Financial Coach, where he provides financial literacy training to individuals and organizations across the U.S. Cedrick is the Chairman of the Executive Leadership Circle, which is a private organization where thought leaders discuss and address global topics. Finally, he serves as Founding Partner and President of Lake Charles Education Collaboration, Inc. a 501c3 Education Based Think Tank. Their focus is to help low performing and failing schools improve academic outcomes. Cedrick recently retired as Regional Sales Manager, from Abbott Laboratories after serving for 22 years.
Cedrick broadcasts LIVE from Cypress, TX
Before Aaron worked in consulting, his work put him in close contact with a wide variety of organizations and leaders. He led nonprofits, most recently directing a national volunteer disaster response organization to $1.1 million in annual impact.
In these roles, he led staff and volunteers to rebuild communities in the aftermath and chaos of natural disasters, directed organizations through leadership transitions, and forged his own path as a leader.
Over the years, Aaron watched bosses who hesitated to give constructive feedback and struggled to take themselves or the team to the next level, saw team members who resisted collaborating, saw teams more focused on drama and doing as little as possible, and encountered entire organizations who had the potential of reaching the stars but would breed hostility and couldn’t get off the starting block. He saw all of these traits taking root in himself, too, and realized none of these experiences were unique. Aaron’s trailblazing, future-oriented perspective inspired the belief we could all do better. Aaron has a passion for taking leaders and teams to their true potential in their personal and professional lives and has a strong desire to see organizations reach their vision and do so with efficiency and clarity. He has directed volunteers, staff and teams to raise funds, launch projects and lead events.
Aaron is an ECLC3 certified coach a GiANT Consultant facilitator, and a Predictive Index Certified Partner. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond and holds a Master of Divinity. In his free time, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, taking on a home improvement project and keeping up with the Spiders, Hokies and Orioles. Aaron and his wife live in Richmond with their two daughters.
Aaron broadcasts LIVE from Richmond, VA
Raj is an Executive/Leadership Coach who believes in building World Class “Super Leaders,” One Executive at a time. He is an Award-winning, C-suite leader and certified executive and leadership coach who has built, developed, and led large, globally-competitive teams, provided transformational coaching to maximize productivity, improve staff morale, and inculcate powerful leadership skills — experience in for-profit and non-profit sectors. He leveraged leadership skills to transform struggling companies.
With over 25+ years’ experience and leadership wisdom backed by a toolkit of the world’s best leadership resources and cutting-edge techniques and ideas, Raj has leveraged proven leadership methods to develop super leaders that transformed not only themselves and their teams but also the entire organization at various levels.
His corporate experience includes a background in managing budgets exceeding tens of millions of dollars, turning-around companies, maximizing profits, and catapulting business success while working with CEO/board of directors.
Raj received his Master’s in Business Administration from Dowling College in Long Island, New York.
Raj broadcasts LIVE from Alexandria, VA
Vicki is a Marketing, Communications and PR specialist with a passion for customer engagement and client relations. She teaches and coaches marketing and branding to small business owners and solopreneurs to achieve better results.
In the last three decades she has helped business owners in Australia, UK, South Africa and Bermuda. She's worked as a journalist and radio producer and more recently led the Communications & Marketing teams for large scale international sporting events, the World Triathlon Series Bermuda and America’s Cup Bermuda.
Vicki holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism (BA), a Graduate Diploma in Employee Relations (Grad Dip) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College, UK.
Vicki broadcasts LIVE from Bermuda.
Donna is an internationally recognized Business Coach and Trainer. She brings 20+ years’ experience in military leadership where she served as both a military musician and military higher ranking leader. Donna has been a serial entrepreneur for the last 25 years and has owned several successful businesses and some not so successful. She has extensive experience with the unique challenges and struggles that solopreneurs face and the challenges of small business growth.
In addition to her entrepreneurial background, Donna brings 35 years of academic and applied cognitive and behavioral science experience to the IBGR Network. Her specialty is helping organizations navigate through change, challenge and tragedy. The combination of her intensive study of the mind, plus practical applications in human potential, Donna provides a unique perspective on leadership, personal growth, sales, communication, and team building.
Donna is well-regarded in the personal growth field for the inspirational, thought-provoking, and actionable “takeaway” value of her presentations. Donna is a “Coach’s Coach” and considers it a great honor to have several of her peers and fellow coaches as clients, helping them identify and overcome the obstacles keeping them from making a bigger global impact. Donna broadcasts LIVE from Richmond, VA.
I started IBGR in January 2020. It is the culmination of over a decade in the radio business - in front of the microphone and in the back office. My start in radio was creating the number one business talk show in Central Virginia - Richmond BizLive and after the station was sold we moved to WNTW. I just completed an assignment as General Manager at WNTW in Chester and the WLES in Bon Air Virginia. The owners hired me to return the stations to profitability by the end of 2019. We did, and that experience was preparation for this station; creating something that is needed but never successfully created before - Business Growth Radio.
Bill broadcasts LIVE from Richmond VA.
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