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Lauren LoGrasso is a captivating Los Angeles-Based Singer/Songwriter, with Detroit Roots who sings in the genre of soul pop. Her music seeks to empower the underdog, encourage listeners to take their power back and de-stigmatize conversation around mental health. Some career highlights include working with Grammy-Award Winning producer, Jeff Bova, having her music placed in the award-winning film, Cats Outta The Bag, playing iconic venues such as House of Blues Sunset, The Viper Room, Hardrock Cafe and getting featured on top shows on both SiriusXM and Terrestrial radio. Her 3rd release titled "Like a Bomb" is out now followed by an EP in the summer of 2020! Currently serving at the executive producer of Girlboss Radio, The Goop Podcast, Meaningful Conversations With Maria Shriver, Jen Gotch is Okay...Sometimes and Self Service with Jerico Mandybur. Previous work in media includes her time at SiriusXM producing Conversations with Maria Menounos, Arianna Huffington's Thrive Radio, Seth Rudetsky's Seth Speaks, Sam Roberts' show, AfterBuzz TV, The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro and more. Lauren Graduated from Michigan State University with BFA in Theatre and a BA in Communication. In addition to music she is also a SAG/AFTRA Actress. Lauren has a unique perspective having had experience and success in nearly every part of the entertainment business. Show Links https://www.instagram.com/laurenlograsso https://www.laurenlograsso.com/ https://twitter.com/LaurenLoGrasso
Jonathan Shank is the CEO of Terrapin Station Entertainment. He currently manages Maddie Poppe, Scarypoolparty, Victoria Justice, Magic!, Laura Marano, and Sam Tsui, as well as producing the Fresh Beat Band, Peppa Pig Live!, Disney Junior Dance Party, Disney Junior Holiday Party, and Octonauts tours. Shank's current management clients boast a cumulative social media following of more than 60 million fans and have more than 1.6 billion total views. Since 2012, the tours he's produced and managed have sold in excess of two million tickets and grossed more than $80 million dollars at the box office. In addition to music, his clients all enjoy successful careers in film, TV, social media, and fashion.  He also produced and directed a series of high profile sold out charity concerts including Homeward Bound, a Celebration for Ray Manzerek of The Doors, Otis Redding’s 75th Birthday, and a Linda Ronstadt Tribute. The series has raised over $500,000 for Stand Up To Cancer, The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkison’s Research, and The Redding Foundation and featured performances by artists ranging from Don Henley to Andra Day as well as a reunion of The Doors Robby Krieger & John Densmore.  Show Links https://shorefire.com/roster/jonathan-shank
Swedish industrialist Pehr Gyllenhammar was born in Gothenburg in 1935, the son of insurance executive Pehr Gyllenhammar and Aina Kaplan Gyllenhammar. He graduated in 1959 from Lund University with a Bachelor of Law degree, and studied at the Centre d’Etudes Industrielles in Geneva. Mr. Gyllenhammar was Managing Director and Chief Executive of Skandia Insurance Company, then became the CEO of Volvo when just 35 years old. His 24-year tenure leading the company was an historic and groundbreaking era in Volvo’s history.  Gyllenhammar directly shaped industry in Europe by founding the European Round Table of Industrialists, which conceived of and implemented major infrastructural improvements such as the France-England Channel Tunnel. Mr. Gyllenhammar is a former member of the International Advisory Committee of the Chase Manhattan Bank, and has worked with or served on the board of such institutions as United Technologies, Kissinger Associates, Rothschild Europe, Lazard, the Reuters Founders Share Company, the Aspen Institute, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Show Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/pehr-gyllenhammar-55b469192/ http://www.pehrgyllenhammar.com/
USA Today bestselling author Emily Liebert was born and raised in New York City. She attended Horace Mann School and Smith College, where she graduated with a B.A. in English Language & Literature. After college, Emily landed her first job as an Executive Assistant at ABC News, where she helped produce television specials for Peter Jennings Reporting. Emily thrived during her time at ABC, though—in her heart—she knew that writing was her true calling. In 2000, she was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The WAG magazine—a luxury lifestyle publication covering Westchester and Fairfield Counties. During Emily’s five-year tenure, she wrote hundreds of articles, including celebrity profiles, travel, fashion, and beauty. Ready to freelance full-time, Emily left The WAG and began composing lifestyle and travel pieces for The Huffington Post, Oprah.com, Elite Traveler, Robb Report, Gotham, and Cottages & Gardens. In 2009, Emily edited Kerry Kennedy’s New York Times bestseller Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning. The following year, Emily published her first book, Facebook Fairytales, which was a media sensation that sparked intense conversation about the positive power of Facebook. Shortly thereafter, Emily was hired by Microsoft as the spokesperson for Bing’s partnership with Facebook and appeared in 30+ television and radio spots for the brand, which garnered exceptional ratings. Emily is the author of six novels: YOU KNEW ME WHEN (2013), WHEN WE FALL (2014), THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP (2015), and SOME WOMEN (2016), all with Penguin Random House, and PRETTY REVENGE (2019) and PERFECTLY FAMOUS (2020), both with Simon & Schuster.  She’s been featured often in the press, by outlets such as: Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Anderson Cooper, FOX News, Good Day New York, Oprah Radio, Martha Stewart Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, People StyleWatch, Good Housekeeping, OK!, Nylon, Woman’s World, WWD, Woman’s Day, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, People.com, and The Huffington Post. In addition to writing novels, Emily pens a travel and books column in each issue of Westport Magazine, for which she’s the Books Correspondent. She also teaches Pure Barre classes and enjoys traveling and cooking. Emily lives with her husband, Lewis, and their two sons, Jax and Hugo, in Westport, CT. Show Links www.emilyliebert.com https://twitter.com/EmilyLiebert https://www.instagram.com/emilyliebert/
Keenan currently serves as the CEO of Supply Factory Brands, a venture studio that invents and invests in brands in the health and beauty sectors. Keenan’s non-profit arm, Venture Noire, mentors and develops underprivileged diverse entrepreneurs and provides them with access to capital. Keenan also founded and is CEO of Kukua Corp, a global cannabis business, and Infinite Looks, a textured hair care company. In 2014 Keenan started BLKBOX, a creative agency in New York City with a wide range of multinational clients, including Samsung and Diageo.  Before launching his entrepreneurial ventures, Keenan managed and led several multibillion brands, including Tide, Gillette and Garnier beauty products. He served as Vice President of Marketing at L’Oreal, Associate Director at Reckitt Benckiser and Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble.  Keenan is a contributor to Forbes and CNBC, an advisor to numerous start-up companies and a regular lecturer at the USC Marshall School of Business.  Keenan Beasley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Law and Systems Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He divides his time between New York City and Los Angeles. Show Links https://www.instagram.com/keenanbeasley/ https://www.keenanbeasley.com/ https://venturenoire.org/
Jeff co-founded Cohen Gardner LLP in 2002 and focuses on transactional representation for clients in the entertainment, media and technology verticals. He has been named by Variety to both its Dealmakers Impact List and Legal Impact List. He has been profiled by The Hollywood Reporter, The ABA Journal, Chambers Associate, Law Crossing and others. His first book, The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood was published by the American Bar Association's imprint Ankerwycke in 2015. An active writer, he has authored numerous articles discussing business and legal matters for CNBC, The Huffington Post, Backstage, Lawyerist and others. He is proud to serve on corporate boards in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas. Jeff received his Juris Doctor from UCLA Law School with an emphasis in business law and his undergraduate degree from The University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. While at UC Berkeley, Jeff served as President of the Associated Students of the University of California. Jeff has a unique background growing up as a child actor in the entertainment industry. His most notable role was playing 'Chunk' in the cult Richard Donner/Steven Spielberg film The Goonies. He asks that you don't hold that against him. Show Links https://twitter.com/Jeff_B_Cohen https://www.dealmakerscommandments.com/
Sam Jaeger began his professional career in New York, while still attending Otterbein College in Ohio, landing a guest-starring role on Law & Order (1990). He also spent several seasons doing theater in NY before making the move to Los Angeles. Once in LA, he landed parts in two feature films, Traffic (2000) and Behind Enemy Lines (2001). After those standout roles, he won the powerful role, opposite Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell in MGM's Hart's War (2002). In the years following, Jaeger has built an impressive television resume, including roles in such hits as ER (1994), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), The West Wing (1999), NYPD Blue (1993), Scrubs (2001), That's Life (2000) and Girls Club (2002). Jaeger's credits include the A&E biopic, The Riverman (2004), opposite Cary Elwes and Bruce Greenwood, and the Indy hit, Lucky Number Slevin (2006), opposite Bruce Willis and Josh Hartnett, which was seen at Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and opened nationally to critical acclaim. He was seen in the romantic comedy, Catch and Release (2006), also starring Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smith. Written and directed by Susannah Grant, writer of Erin Brockovich (2000) and In Her Shoes (2005), the film opened in January 2007. In addition to his film and small screen credits, Jaeger has also co-written and co-produced two short films. The first, "Quiz Bowl", caught the eye of actress Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns (2006)), who later agreed to star in his next short, Advantage Hart (2003). "Advantage Hart" had its premiere at The Hollywood Film Festival. Jaeger's directorial debut, the short Untold (2009), is a period piece set in his home state of Ohio. Samuel Heath Jaeger was born in Perrysburg, to LeAnne (Graening) and Charles Jaeger. His mother is of German descent, and his father is of German, English, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Show Links https://www.instagram.com/samjaeger/ https://twitter.com/samjaeger
Amy Volas is the Founder and CEO of Avenue Talent Partners. In her 20-year career, she’s closed over $100 million in sales serving in various sales roles —from spearheading national accounts for ZipRecruiter, Gild, Indeed and Yahoo! to exceeding expectations at Jacobson and DataTrend. Today, she applies her vast sales experience helping other startups scale their sales teams. Show Links https://avenuetalentpartners.com/about/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyvolas/ https://twitter.com/AvenueTP Samantha McKenna is an aggressive sales leader with endless energy and optimism; always putting her team first and still crushing the sales goals put before her. She is the creator of eight different programs such as a structured mentorship program, sales culture initiative and executive social selling power hours. Show Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samsalesli/ https://twitter.com/smckenna719
Scott J. Miller is Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership. Scott has been with the company for 20 years and previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer. His role as EVP caps 12 years on the front line, working with thousands of client facilitators across many markets and countries. Prior to his appointment, Scott served as the General Manager of the Central Region, based in Chicago. Scott originally joined Covey Leadership Center in 1996 as a Client Partner with the Education Division. Scott started his professional career with the Disney Development Company, the real-estate development division of The Walt Disney Company in 1992. As a research coordinator, he identified trends and industry best practices in community development, education, healthcare, architectural design and technology. Scott received a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Rollins College in 1996. Show Links https://amzn.to/3gxhTm3 https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmillerj1/ https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/franklincovey-on-leadership-with-scott-miller/id1391164389
Rosie Mercado is an American plus-size model, celebrity makeup artist, fashion designer and television personality. She was an expert Life Coach on talk show called Face the Truth. Produced by Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Productions, on the show Rosie dealt with conflict and provided people with a usable takeaway dished out with her no-nonsense style. A proud, bilingual Latina, Rosie is a true crossover star who also guest-hosts and is a correspondent on leading Spanish-language networks, Telemundo and Univision, as well as on the Emmy-award winning Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors. In fall 2020, Rosie has two projects launching simultaneously. Her shocking story of survival and triumph will be told to a worldwide audience through the publication of her memoir, The Girl with the Self-Esteem Issues, in both English and Spanish by Harper One and Harper Espanol. With the same title, fans are excited about the international launch of her podcast in partnership with the Himalaya Media Platform. The podcast, with both video and audio components, will be released in English and Spanish. Each episode will feature candid discussions between Rosie and influential figures from all walks of life covering topics such as parenting, health and relationships. The journey of her 240-pound weight loss and life transformation into a prominent voice for women’s empowerment went viral. Now, Rosie was named in 2019 by People en Espanol as “Top 25 Most Powerful Latin as,” Rosie is an exciting star with a universal, international appeal. Show Links https://rosiemercado.com/ https://www.instagram.com/rosiemercado http://rosiemercado.com/podcast/
Erik Bork is best known for his work as a writer-producer on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and From the Earth to the Moon, for which he won two Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards. He’s sold multiple original pitches, and written pilots and features for many of the major studios and production companies. He teaches at UCLA Extension and National University’s MFA Program, and has been called one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Screenwriting Bloggers.” Show Links https://www.flyingwrestler.com/ https://twitter.com/flyingwrestler Show Sponsor https://www.nthround.com/
Kevin Hancock is the Chairman & CEO of Hancock Lumber Company, one of the oldest family businesses in America. Kevin has worked at the company since 1991 and is part of the sixth generation of his family to help lead the organization. Established in 1848, Hancock lumber grows trees and manufactures lumber for global distribution. Locally, in Maine and New Hampshire, the company sells a full line of building materials from its stores and truss plant. A six-time recipient of the Best Places to Work in Maine Award, the company is led by its 525 employees. Throughout his career, Kevin has received the Ed Muskie ‘Access to Justice’ Award, the Habitat for Humanity ‘Spirit of Humanity’ Award, the Boy Scouts of America ‘Distinguished Citizen’ Award, and Timber Processing Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ Award. He is also a past chairman of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. An award-winning author and public speaker, Kevin’s first book, Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse, won three national book awards. His second book, The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership, was released on February 25th, 2020 and was distributed by Simon & Schuster. Kevin is a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals — within a company or a community — through listening, empowering, and shared leadership. Show Links https://kevindhancock.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kevindhancock
Kris Hartvigsen is the CEO & Co-Founder of Dooly and a leader in the tech industry with over twenty years of experience. Before founding Dooly, he held senior consulting and management positions in sales for companies like Mobify and led Vision Critical as their EVP Sales from its early startup days to revenues in excess of $100 million. Show Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/krishartvigsen https://twitter.com/krishartvigsen
Allen Gannett was the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform whose clients included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. In 2018 it merged with Skyword, the leading content marketing platform, where he now serves as Chief Strategy Officer. He has been on the "30 Under 30" lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and his book The Creative Curve, came out June 2018 from Currency, a division of Penguin Random House. The book has been featured on CNBC, Forbes, numerous top podcasts, and has been picked up to be translated into seven other languages in 2019. Most importantly, he was once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune. Show Links twitter.com/Allen linkedin.com/in/allengannett/ allen.xyz
Bill Boggs is an Emmy Award-winning TV talk show host and producer, an author and professional speaker. He began his career as a comedy writer, and his comic novel, The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog: As Told to Bill Boggs, reflects strong observational comedy chops. He has written essays for The New York Times Sunday Magazine and travel articles also for The Times. A true industry insider, Bill has interviewed many of the most notable personalities of our time—cultural icons, music legends, presidents, writers, athletes, celebrity chefs—and a movie star or two. In 2008, Harper/Collins published his well-received motivational book, Got What it Takes?, based on his interviews with highly successful people. His TV credits include the long-running Midday Live, a decade hosting and producing Bill Boggs Corner Table on the Food Network along with programs on Showtime, The Travel Channel, ESPN and all the major networks. Bill was also the host and producer of the syndicated series, Comedy Tonight and the executive producer for the groundbreaking Morton Downey Jr. Show. His Off-Broadway play, Talk Show Confidential, and novel, At First Sight, were optioned for a screenplay inspired by his life. Show Notes https://www.youtube.com/user/BillBoggsTV  www.billboggs.com  https://amzn.to/2BDQ1NA
Roger Connors is a four-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. He is ranked by the Top 30 Global Gurus as one of the world’s Top 10 Organizational Culture Professionals. He has co-authored the most extensive body of knowledge on workplace accountability ever written. He is recognized as a leading thought leader on the topic of organizational and individual performance, bringing over 30 years of extensive expertise in assisting senior management teams all over the world. As a pioneer in the performance improvement space, Roger has developed #1 award-winning content and has published and interviewed extensively, including co-authoring the bestselling books: The Oz Principle, Change the Culture, Change the Game, How Did That Happen?, Journey to the Emerald City, Wisdom of Oz and Fix It! He has appeared on numerous radio, television, and webcast appearances including Business Radio (powered by Wharton School), Soundview Live, Fortune 100 Executive Teleconference, CNBC’s Power Lunch, KWHY-TV Market Talk, and numerous other broadcasts. In addition, he was a featured speaker at the Executive Office of the President of the United States in Washington, D.C. He is now the Chairman and Co-Founder of Zero to Ten, a coaching and leadership training company. He is also Co-Founder and former CEO of Partners In Leadership, which has trained millions of people in over 50 countries. While CEO of Partners In Leadership, his company was recognized with industry-leading awards from Chief Learning Officer receiving Gold for Excellence in Social Learning and Gold for Excellence in Content, as well as winning recognition as the number one E-learning platform in the world (which hosts over 1 million users). During that time, the company was also named to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in America for two consecutive years, 2014 and 2015. Roger is a graduate faculty professional member of Utah Valley University. He is an adjunct for the MBA program, Woodbury School of Business. Show Links zerototen.com linkedin.com/in/rogerconnors/
For Carson Rowland, acting has been a serious passion for as long has he can remember. After years on stage pursuing musical theater, Carson made his way into the film and TV arena by landing the role of Riley Sturgis in the TV series, Tweet: The Series, in 2015 for 5 episodes. Not long after, he booked the series regular role of Cole Reyes, in the Nickelodeon TV series, I Am Frankie. Carson has a BS in Neuroscience from Florida Atlantic University. Growing up in Florida, Carson’s parents chose to homeschool their four children, which included an older brother, twin sister and younger sister. As a youngster, Carson went to a musical theatre class and was immediately hooked. “I knew right away I liked it. I was really focused on music from about age eight, starting piano lessons, then guitar. I wasn’t working toward any goal, I just really enjoyed it.” Although he claims neither of his parents have any artistic leanings, he and his siblings all excel in the arts. His brother Connor is a gifted piano player who often works with Carson on music, and both his twin sister Carolynn and youngest sister Catherine are accomplished ballerinas who left home in their teens to study their craft. When Carson was 16, he heard from a girl he had homeschooled with who was starring in a web series called TWEET. The show was looking to fill a role for the second season and she suggested he audition. He booked the role of “Riley Sturgis,” which resulted in several auditions with Nickelodeon, eventually landing him one of the leads in Nick’s first global series, I AM FRANKIE. After Carson finished filming the second season of I AM FRANKIE, he got a part in the Lifetime movie DREAM KILLER as “Bailey,” the love interest of lead character “Mia,” played by Taylor Castro, herself an actor-musician. The two hit it off immediately. “Taylor and I became close friends, we just really connected. She had written a song called “Don’t Know What to Say” and invited me to re-record it with her as a duet.” Fans fully embraced both song and video, and the chemistry between the two. The pair soon found themselves in Georgia – Carson filming the upcoming Netflix series SWEET MAGNOLIAS and Taylor at the Savannah College of Art and Design – and writing music together. “Writing songs with Taylor is the greatest thing ever. We have a synergy when we write together and I think our work together is pretty unique.” When he isn’t recording and writing new songs, or guest starring on the hit ABC TV series American Housewife as a football player with a secret, Carson can be found keeping his 4.0 grade point average intact as he finishes his degree in Neuroscience. “Since 2016, my career has taken off, so why not pursue what I love? But I need a plan B no matter what; if one day, I need a change, the option to go in to medicine will be there. I have a huge sense of pride in what I’ve accomplished so far, balancing my career with schooling, and I am just going to go wherever the road takes me.” Show Links twitter.com/carsonrowland instagram.com/carsonrowland https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7605654/
For Carson Rowland, acting has been a serious passion for as long has he can remember. After years on stage pursuing musical theater, Carson made his way into the film and TV arena by landing the role of Riley Sturgis in the TV series, Tweet: The Series, in 2015 for 5 episodes. Not long after, he booked the series regular role of Cole Reyes, in the Nickelodeon TV series, I Am Frankie. Carson has a BS in Neuroscience from Florida Atlantic University. Growing up in Florida, Carson’s parents chose to homeschool their four children, which included an older brother, twin sister and younger sister. As a youngster, Carson went to a musical theatre class and was immediately hooked. “I knew right away I liked it. I was really focused on music from about age eight, starting piano lessons, then guitar. I wasn’t working toward any goal, I just really enjoyed it.” Although he claims neither of his parents have any artistic leanings, he and his siblings all excel in the arts. His brother Connor is a gifted piano player who often works with Carson on music, and both his twin sister Carolynn and youngest sister Catherine are accomplished ballerinas who left home in their teens to study their craft. When Carson was 16, he heard from a girl he had homeschooled with who was starring in a web series called TWEET. The show was looking to fill a role for the second season and she suggested he audition. He booked the role of “Riley Sturgis,” which resulted in several auditions with Nickelodeon, eventually landing him one of the leads in Nick’s first global series, I AM FRANKIE. After Carson finished filming the second season of I AM FRANKIE, he got a part in the Lifetime movie DREAM KILLER as “Bailey,” the love interest of lead character “Mia,” played by Taylor Castro, herself an actor-musician. The two hit it off immediately. “Taylor and I became close friends, we just really connected. She had written a song called “Don’t Know What to Say” and invited me to re-record it with her as a duet.” Fans fully embraced both song and video, and the chemistry between the two. The pair soon found themselves in Georgia – Carson filming the upcoming Netflix series SWEET MAGNOLIAS and Taylor at the Savannah College of Art and Design – and writing music together. “Writing songs with Taylor is the greatest thing ever. We have a synergy when we write together and I think our work together is pretty unique.” When he isn’t recording and writing new songs, or guest starring on the hit ABC TV series American Housewife as a football player with a secret, Carson can be found keeping his 4.0 grade point average intact as he finishes his degree in Neuroscience. “Since 2016, my career has taken off, so why not pursue what I love? But I need a plan B no matter what; if one day, I need a change, the option to go in to medicine will be there. I have a huge sense of pride in what I’ve accomplished so far, balancing my career with schooling, and I am just going to go wherever the road takes me.” Show Links twitter.com/carsonrowland instagram.com/carsonrowland https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7605654/
Henny Yeshanew, 24, is the founder of Lion Marketing Agency, a full-service marketing firm dedicated to helping medium to large businesses achieve success and growth. His company has been awarded Top Marketing Agency in Ontario in 2018 & 2019 by Canada Business Awards. Henny has also received a Top 40 Under 40 Award for his success with the marketing agency and his community work with youth development. Show Links linkedin.com/in/henokyeshanew https://twitter.com/lionsuccess
A sought-after keynote speaker, facilitator and coach, Alain Hunkins is a leadership expert who connects the science of high performance with the performing art of leadership. Leaders trust him to help unlock their potential and expand their influence, leading to superior results, increased engagement, higher levels of retention, and greater organizational and personal satisfaction. He has a gift for translating complex concepts from psychology, neuroscience and organizational behavior into simple, practical tools that can be applied on the job. Over the course of his 20+ year career, Alain has worked with tens of thousands of leaders in over 25 countries, and served clients in all industries, including 42 Fortune 100 companies. He delivers dynamic keynotes, seminars, and workshops covering a variety of leadership topics including communication, teambuilding, conflict management, peak performance, motivation, and change. With his Master’s in Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Professional Theater Training Program, and a BA from Amherst College, Alain also serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education, ranked #2 worldwide in 2018 by Financial Times on its list of customized Executive Education programs. Alain has lectured at UNC Kenan-Flagler’s business school and Columbia University. Alain has authored over 400 articles, and been published by The Association for Talent Development, CEO Refresher, and the American Management Association. A certified co-leader for ManKind Project International, a non-profit whose mission is to help men lead lives of service to their families, communities, and workplaces, he’s based in Northampton, MA with his wife and two children. Show Notes alainhunkins.com/ linkedin.com/in/alainhunkins/
Oren Klaff is one of the world's leading experts on sales, raising capital and negotiation. His first book, Pitch Anything, is required reading throughout Silicon Valley, Wall Street and the Fortune 500, with more than 1,000,000 copies in print worldwide.  He has written for Harvard Business Review, Inc., Advertising Age, Entrepreneur and has been featured in hundreds of periodicals, podcasts and blogs. He is an investment partner in a $200 million private equity investment fund and in his spare time is a motorcycle enthusiast. Show Links twitter.com/orenklaff linkedin.com/in/orenklaff/ https://pitchmastery.com/
Doctor Rebekah Louisa Smith began her film industry career in 2008, working as a producer on Wales’ most successful national horror film festival, the brilliantly-named Abertoir Horror Festival. A decade ago, she created her company The Film Festival Doctor, the name a nod to her academic past. Rebekah has a PhD in Film and Audience research, her thesis based on the work of her hero Quentin Tarantino. Rebekah and her team will continue to pen prescriptions for success and are committed to transforming the lives of independent films through film festivals. Their aim is to give these films and the filmmakers visibility, awards, opportunities and recognition within the industry. Currently, the company- which has offices in London and Los Angeles- has helped win over 650 awards for their clients and her team have supported over 688 creatives across the world guiding them on their journeys to success. In 2018, Worcestershire-born Rebekah worked extensively on the feature length documentary George Michael Freedom: The Director’s Cut which has been screened at over 25 international festivals. It has won 5 awards and was shown in competition at the 26th Raindance Film Festival. The Film Festival Doctor has created triumphant film festival campaigns for Martin Kemp’s Stalker, The Boy With A Camera For A Face (45 festivals and 13 awards), Arrivederci Rosa (25 festivals), Beyond The River (winner of 2 SAFTA awards; the South African BAFTAs), Commune (30 festivals including the BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival), Soldier Bee (BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival), Placebo: Alt. Russia (International Film Festival Rotterdam), the BAFTA- shortlisted documentary Noma: Forgiving Apartheid, the BAFTA long listed Sylvia & The Cunning Man and the South African long-listed Oscar entry film Kalushi: The Story Of Solomon Mahlangu. Show Notes thefilmfestivaldoctor.com/dr-rebekah-louisa-smith/ instagram.com/rebekahfilmdr/
Serial entrepreneur Marc Siden, the Co-Founder and CEO of Cloud Water Brands, and his team have created a hemp-infused beverage that is at the intersection of functional wellness and good taste. Cloud Water CEO Marc Siden brings over 25 years of start up and operational and sales experience. Most recently Marc co-founded and led his former company Onboard informatics, a leading real estate focused data and technology company to a successful exit. Marc has served as an advisor to a wide range of successful companies and nonprofits including NabeWise (sold to Air BnB) Klout (sold for $275 MM) Nestio (seed, A and B rounds) and Scout ventures (an early stage venture fund). Show Links https://www.cloudwaterbrands.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-siden-1a8a5b1/
Matt Rizzetta has served as CEO since N6A’s inception. Under his leadership, N6A has been ranked as the #1 fastest-growing agency in the United States in its revenue category by O’Dwyers, as well one of the 50 most powerful agencies in the United States by the Observer. Matt has been instrumental in creating N6A’s “Compete and Care” culture and “Embrace the Pace” atmosphere, which have been lauded as the most rewarding, collaborative and unique in the agency world by Forbes, Monster.com, New York Post, Chief Learning Office Magazine, Entrepreneur, and others. N6A was named a finalist for Digiday’s Most Innovative Culture Award, and as a winner of PRWeek’s Best Places to Work. Matt is the author of #EmbraceThePace: The 100 Most Exhilarating Lessons Learned In A Decade Of Entrepreneurship, which chronicles his entrepreneurial journey. Matt serves on the Alumni Board of Directors at his alma mater Iona College, and resides in Westchester County, NY, with his wife and three daughters. Show Links linkedin.com/in/matt-rizzetta-b878803/ http://n6a.com/
Matt Rizzetta has served as CEO since N6A’s inception. Under his leadership, N6A has been ranked as the #1 fastest-growing agency in the United States in its revenue category by O’Dwyers, as well one of the 50 most powerful agencies in the United States by the Observer. Matt has been instrumental in creating N6A’s “Compete and Care” culture and “Embrace the Pace” atmosphere, which have been lauded as the most rewarding, collaborative and unique in the agency world by Forbes, Monster.com, New York Post, Chief Learning Office Magazine, Entrepreneur, and others. N6A was named a finalist for Digiday’s Most Innovative Culture Award, and as a winner of PRWeek’s Best Places to Work. Matt is the author of #EmbraceThePace: The 100 Most Exhilarating Lessons Learned In A Decade Of Entrepreneurship, which chronicles his entrepreneurial journey. Matt serves on the Alumni Board of Directors at his alma mater Iona College, and resides in Westchester County, NY, with his wife and three daughters. Show Links linkedin.com/in/matt-rizzetta-b878803/ http://n6a.com/
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Podcast Details

Created by
Success Story
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Aug 5th, 2019
Latest Episode
Sep 23rd, 2020
Release Period
Daily
Seasons
1
Episodes
72
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
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