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AMANDA & ANDREW NICHOLS
Amanda Faith Nichols is a 9th grader at Bridgeland High School. She took her first sewing class at 9 years old. She knew after that first day that she was plugged into her creative outlet. From then on, every time she went shopping she continually surrounded herself in fabrics and sewing supplies. Soon after this time her mom was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and she poured her soul into her work. It helped her deal with and process her feelings.
Her next step was to build inventory for a local craft show and home show where she made money and realized she wanted to start a business - Amanda Faith Designs. Recently, she has incorporated her love for acting and sewing by designing and making costumes for theatre and hopes to sell some of her most popular products at her school during orientation and other school events.
Amanda is involved in the Ursa Theatre and Drama Club at Bridgeland High School and her church youth group. You can find her most days singing, baking and reading. She has been featured, along with her brother, in local community Magazines and newsletters for her work and entrepreneurial spirit. She desires to attend Savannah College of Art and Design and own an Interior Design business. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram at Amanda Faith Designs.
Andrew Nichols is a born entrepreneur. He has two businesses. His first business, Andrew’s Artisan Cakes he started at age nine after watching his mom make cakes for friends and family. His work has been featured onKPRC Channel 2, ABC 13 & You, CW39 NewsFix, Houston Life,and in theHouston Chronicle. His second business, Andrew's Artisan Pens he started in 7th grade when taking Concepts of Engineering and discovering he loved working with wood shop equipment. You can find his custom handmade pens at Kelly Wade Jewelers in the Alamo Heights of San Antonio. He has also done many large corporate orders for Houston executives and their teams. You can find both Andrew’s Artisan Cakes and Andrew’s Artisan Pens on the web and follow both businesses on Instagram.
Andrew is a Sophomore at Bridgeland High School and is involved in Math Honor Society, on the JV golf team, and is about to receive his Eagle Scout Award in Boy Scouts. In his free time, he loves attending church hanging out with friends, and talking about the stock market and latest financial trends. Recently, he was nominated for Student of the Year with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He is starting to research colleges and hopes to study Engineering.
Johanna E Rincón
Johanna Rincon is a mother, wife, entrepreneur, and self-motivated woman who works hard each day, to grow, develop, and add value to others.
Her passion is to equip, inspire, and empower youth (Middle School and High School students) to be the best version of themselves and to live life to the fullest, by helping them understand the personal responsibility and the power of co-creating their own future. Johanna accomplishes this through personal growth and leadership development; including developing effective communication skills and building resilience through trainings, coaching and mentoring sessions. Her philosophy is that when values, thoughts, feelings and actions are in alignment, a person becomes focused, their character is strengthened and as leaders they lead themselves and others successfully. She adds extensive value to the teens and brings a different perspective in her practice, through sharing her personal experience and powerful story. Johanna came to the United States for the first time when she was 14 years old and did not speak a word of English. Despite all of the roadblocks and difficult circumstances, she managed to create a life of significance and fulfillment. She credits having mentors during her teenage years speaking into her life was foundational in her journey as well as with her accomplishments as an adult, which is why she has a passion to mentor and reach as many teens as she can.
Before starting her Coaching business, she spent 17 years in the hospitality industry in various positions such as Front Office Manager, Director of Guest Relations, Conference Services Manager, Reservations Agent, Front Desk Agent and Page which she believes gave her a greater heart for people and equipped her with effective listening skills and attention to detail.
Johanna had the opportunity to travel and work with some of most luxurious hospitality companies worldwide such as Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts and The Peninsula Hotels. After a successful career and journey full of growth and development, she has taken her years of experience in the service industry to elevate the mindset of her clients through her trainings and coaching practice in English and Spanish. Johanna also serves as a Leadership Success Coach in Newark Alliance with the Newark 2020 Hiring Initiative. She helps individuals to identify possible career options, recommends possible solutions to their career path, and prepares them for the next steps to accomplish their career goals.
Johanna is also a volunteer for the Butterfly Dreamz Inc. In Newark NJ, where she serves as a Leadership Coach. Johanna mentors two (Middle School and High School girls) And through coaching and mentoring sessions she helps them grow and develop into women who achieve their dreams and develop their leadership skills.
She is certified and licensed as a Coach, Speaker & Trainer by the John Maxwell Team, as well as a Certified Human Behavior Consultant (DISC) and Maxwell Certified Parenting and Family Coach.
Johanna E Rincón Founder | CEO, Internal Alignment LLC firstname.lastname@example.org Certified Coach | Trainer | John Maxwell Team Certified Human Behavior Consultant (DISC) Maxwell Certified Parenting and Family Coach
*Youth Leadership Development *Personal Mentoring *Parenting and Family Coaching *Corporate Leadership Development
“Talent is a gift, GREATNESS is a choice”
Brandon Souba is one of the most enthusiastic people you will ever meet. He has a special zest for life and infusing others with that special something is one of his life’s greatest passions.
As your ADHD DJ, Brandon brings 14 years of sales and networking expertise. He began his sales career as a commission-based granite countertop salesman in the Great Recession of 2008; not exactly the best way to begin one’s career. Brandon knew from the start he needed to stand out from the rest. In his home city of Omaha, Nebraska there were no shortage of countertop companies – or sales people willing and able to do anything to beat out the competition.
During this time Brandon bought a house, got married and he and his wife welcomed their first child in 2013. Despite working for a franchise of a respected international granite company, he quickly came to the realization that he was essentially running his own business. As a salesman, Brandon cut his teeth on trade shows and in-home estimates with near strangers. His livelihood, and that of his small family’s, depended on Brandon’s ability to convert a positive first impression into a signature on the dotted line of a sales contract.
Brandon translated his successful sales career into an opportunity to bring the knowledge he had gleaned to other small business owners. He accepted a position within an internationally recognized networking organization with 270,000+ members in over 74 countries. Brandon again found himself working for a franchise of a respected international company, but now found himself with an expanded territory of four states. Brandon was personally responsible for the development and growth of over 1,300 business owners. He developed a training program specifically designed to help these business owners develop and nurture their networking skills to grow their businesses. His clientele ranged from landscape company owners to accountants to chiropractors and more!
The uniqueness of this organization and the occasional challenges of in-person meetings (his furthest client being over 600 miles away from home in a state that sees their winter come early, complete with blizzards and road closures) led Brandon to create a podcast. The desire to expand the reach of his podcast, coupled with the desire to be more locally based as Brandon and his wife welcomed their second daughter in 2018, prompted Brandon to increase his podcast from two episodes per month to a weekly episode. His weekly podcast introduced new networking strategies and occasionally featured one of his clients; giving that member the opportunity to spotlight their business and share how using the networking skills Brandon taught them translated into referrals, which turned into new business and then became increased business revenue.
While Brandon did not intentionally set out on a path toward coaching and training others on growing their business, it seems to be one to which he was predisposed. He grew up watching his father put sweat equity into growing his own food manufacturing business to eventually sell to a nationally known organization. Brandon has put his own sweat equity into his 14 years of sales and networking. The strategies he shares are ones that have been tried and tested over the length of his career. These techniques have proven successful for thousands of business owners and Brandon is ecstatic to be able to share them with the rest of the world.
Brandon broadcasts LIVE from Omaha Nebraska
DR. NICOLE RANKINE
About Dr. Nicole Rankine
CEO of The COLE Academy of Personal Growth, LLC
Nicole Rankine, affectionately known as Dr. Nic, is one of the most engaging Personal Growth Coaches around. She is a certified teacher, speaker, and coach with the John Maxwell Team who takes pride in helping people grow personally and professionally. She is also the author of Adulting In My Purpose: The Journal.
With over 20 years of professional experience in helping people, Dr. Nic formally worked as a Research Scientist before taking her leap into entrepreneurship. Dr. Nic started a professional development company that helps young leaders and the leaders that support them become better leaders through the development of leadership, personal growth, and communication skills.
Dr. Nic has developed a 7-step personal growth program in order to help young leaders discover who they are, clarify their vision, and develop a plan to achieve their goals.
Dr. Rankine has trained leaders both adults and youth all over the U.S. and in counties including Costa Rica, South Africa, China, and Kenya. She also serves as an Adjunct College Professor and holds a Bachelors’ and Master of Science Degree in Biology and a Master's and Ph. D. in Public Health where she focuses on Community Health Education.
Dr. Nic has held several leadership positions in her profession, service organizations, and in her community. She is also the founder of Healthy Young People Excel, Inc., a nonprofit devoted to the social-emotional learning our youth.
Dr. Nic's Focus Areas • Personal Growth • Leadership Development • Effective Communication • Student Development
I learned thatself-worthandself-confidenceareabigpartinbeingsuccessful.ThishelpedmebecauseIam struggling withself-confidenceandIlearneddifferentstepsandtipsIcanpracticethatwillhelpwithmy struggles.– Dante W
Dr. Nic has taught me its ok to be myself. She invested time and effort into making me a better person. She has taught me that there is no limit I should set for myself. I know with such a great mentor; I can't go wrong. She is amazing!!!! – Carla S
Dr. Nicole Rankine captured the attention of my students quickly and kept the energy flowing throughout. She was passionate about leadership, engaging with the students, and created an environment that was inviting, warm, and full of learning. – Coach Jason B
Dr. Rankine gave my daughter guidance on her future plans and helped her identify potential future courses correlating with her studies. She has a unique insight and tremendous ability to connect with young people, inspiring and nurturing them to move in a positive direction. – Celeste G
Dr. Nic has great compassion for youth and young adults. Her desire is to witness these individuals achieve at their highest level. I'm highly pleased with Dr. Nic mentoring and leadership capabilities. Not only does she inspire my daughter but also, she inspires me.– April S
Dr. Nic is available for training, speaking, coaching, and conducting leadership
Nicole broadcasts LIVE from Atlanta Georgia
Damian Johnson is an International High Performance Sales Coach, Keynote and Motivational Speaker, a Facilitator and Certified as a Maxwell Method of DISC Behavioral Trainer. He is also an Executive Director, Peer Teaching Partner (Teaching Faculty) and Program Advisor for the John Maxwell Team, one of the largest and most prestigious leadership development, coaching and training organizations in the world, where he provides insight, curriculum development, enrollment and team engagement. After over two decades in a successful sales career in the mortgage sector, Damian continues to pursue his passion in sales and people development. He is the Co-Founder of the Black Entrepreneurs Institute (BEI) whose express goal is to help business owners seize and realize their potential to build profitable businesses and increase their revenue, income and impact for sustainability. Damian is also the Owner of Mandeville Ingleside LLC, whose mission is to develop and equip leaders, professionals, business owners and individuals who are able to build stronger teams that deliver demonstrated optimal performance and results. Damian is passionate about equipping leaders and helping people to take action that will maximize their potential. His success and experience has allowed him to advance his reach, influence and impact by working with international organizations and teams who want to leverage their sales teams potential through in-person and virtual training programs across the Caribbean Islands (Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica), Europe (U.K.), Africa (Liberia), and South America (Costa Rica). In a strategic pivot to expand his reach internationally, he is also a Radio Talent with the International Business Growth Network. Damian and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of two daughters, Ana Lei and Aviya, two sons, Ajani and Aziah, and even prouder grandparents of their grandson, Zhaire.
Damian broadcasts LIVE from Charlotte North Carolina
Londina Cruz is an International Trainer, Executive Coach, and Keynote Speaker with the John Maxwell Team and a Strategic Coach with Anthony Robbins.
Londina is a part of Global Transformation with the John Maxwell Foundation, training thousands of leaders in Paraguay and Costa Rica to help transform the values and culture of these nations.
She was awarded the “2018 Leave A Legacy Award” given in recognition of the impact her heart of giving has made; humbly and tirelessly serving members of the community through her consistent willingness to help and volunteer.
Londina has spent more than 25 years studying, coaching and consulting in personal mastery and human performance techniques. These techniques include emotional and social intelligence trainings that elevate individuals, leaders and their organizations to excel well beyond current standards - offering a dynamic competitive advantage.
Londina has taken a situation that would devastate most individuals. After being hit by a drunk driver and suffering a massive traumatic brain injury, she has now turned the experience into her life force.
By Mastering her limiting beliefs and overcoming all that doctors had told her she couldn’t do, Londina has learned to thrive physically as well as mentally.
Londina was able to turn this challenge into an extraordinary life of empowering others to turn their fears into freedom and reach their potential.
She knows what it takes to take you and your team from where you are to where you want to be.
Londina broadcasts LIVE from Poughkeepsie New York
Crystal Y Davis, is the CEO and Founder of The Lean Coach, Inc. (TLC). TLC helps their clients to transform organizations by developing people into leaders, to grow rapidly, without out running their capacity and to create and align business and continuous improvement strategy. Crystal is an experienced business process improvement consultant and leadership development coach with over twenty years of experience in the design, development, and implementation of Lean Business System solutions. Crystal has spoken at Lean Six Sigma and Operational Excellence conferences around the world. She has accumulated extensive domestic and international expertise in the design and implementation of lean solutions for the automotive, life sciences, consumer packaged goods, and property preservation industries. Crystal has assisted clients in formulating comprehensive business, operations, manufacturing and supply chain strategies to reduce costs, improve customer service, develop leaders at every level, and increase profitability. Throughout Crystal’s career, she was fortunate to certify as a Black Belt and leadership development trainer and coach; to be mentored by two Toyota sensei in the Toyota Production System; and lead three teams to receive awards and recognition from industry organizations for excellence in lean transformations. Crystal was also recognized as Lean Supplier Development Engineer of the Year during her tenure at Delphi. As a teacher, consultant, coach and speaker, Crystal uses practical techniques, innovative methods, and Socratic teaching to engage, captivate, and add value to those she encounters. Follow Crystal Y. Davis: LinkedIn Facebook Instagram
Crystal broadcasts LIVE from Atlanta Georgia
Hi, I’m Jonathan Kennedy, host of the Leadership for Your Journey Show. Tune in Friday’s from 1 to 2 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.
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
Robert DiGiacomo is an accomplished Senior Executive, Advisor, and Thought Leader with more than 40 years of success across the professional training, coaching, and military industries. His broad areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, leadership development, nonprofits, and education.
Robert holds a leadership position as the Human Behavior Specialist & Coach with Intentional Growth Coaching International, where he facilitates, speaks, trains, and coaches individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills, and personal growth. He is equipped with the tools, resources, and experience to help improve productivity, performance, and profitability. While serving as an Executive Director with The John Maxwell Team, Robert was part of the team who went to Guatemala and Costa Rica to train members of the population from all walks of life in Transformational and Intentional Leadership.
In addition to his previous roles at The John Maxwell Team, the Yager Edge Group and as Vice President with Leader Transition Institute and an Operations Officer with the US Army, Robert serves as an Executive Advisor to a number of Top Tier Companies & Corporations.
Robert earned his Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, English, and Theology from Saint John's University.
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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