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Asad Ali

Asad Ali and Sammy Kassim are the co-founders of Globox Rentals. Asad, a serial motivator who has led multiple organizations and enterprises to top performing metrics, is the Chief Executive Officer. Sammy, the marketing and branding expert, is President and the Chief Operating Officer. Both Sammy and Asad are graduates of George Mason University and are founding members of Startup Mason at GMU’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Their company, Globox Rentals, is a DVD rental vendor that creates easy access to the top foreign films and media content through an automated kiosk platform and streaming program. Globox Rentals specializes in the top new releases from the largest foreign film and entertainment studios catering to foreign language speaking consumers and world cinema enthusiast. Please visit their website www.globoxrentals.com View Guest page

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Barbara Annis

Barbara Annis, Founder and CEO of Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc. (BAA), is a world renowned expert on Inclusive Leadership through Cultural and Gender Intelligence®. For over 25 years, Annis has advocated the value and practice of Gender Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership in over 60 Fortune 500 companies and governments and organizations worldwide. Barbara is Chair Emeritus and Member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School and was recently conferred the International Alliance for Women, Lifetime Achievement Award. Barbara is the author of, Same Words, Different Language, Leadership and the Sexes, and Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business. In the spring of 2014, Barbara and Dr. Keith Merron will release Gender Intelligence: How our Difference Create Value in the Workplace, helping leaders transform and create more inclusive, more productive organizations. View Guest page

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Sue Atkins

Sue Atkins is the author of ‘Raising Happy Children for Dummies’ one in the famous black and yellow best-selling series, and the highly acclaimed “Parenting Made Easy” CDs and Workbooks. She is a parenting coach, the UK’s foremost authority on parenting, and an international parenting expert. Sue appears regularly on BBC Breakfast television, The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 and has her own regular “Ask Sue” Parenting Q & A phone- in on BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex once a month. Sue’s passion is to empower and inspire parents with the strategies, techniques and skills they need to bring up happy, confident, well -balanced adults. For more information please visit www.TheSueAtkins.com View Guest page

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Keith Ayers

Keith Ayers is the Founder of Intégro Leadership Institute, author of Engagement is Not Enough: You Need Passionate Employees to Achieve Your Dream (Elevate, July 2008), and one of the world’s most respected experts on the topics of employee engagement, leadership development and workplace trust. Having joined Intégro as a consultant in 1977, Keith took over the ownership of the organization in 1982, and developed it to become one of Australia’s most successful leadership development consulting firms. Keith moved to the USA in August 2001, where he grew the U.S. division of Intégro to over 60 certified associates, returning to Australia in 2009. Keith has been featured in many publications, including Human Capital, Businessweek.com, USA Today, CLO [Chief Learning Officer], Washingtonpost.com, Manufacturers Monthly, the Florida Sun-Sentinel and HR Magazine [USA]. Visit Keith’s website at www.integroleadership.com View Guest page

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Maria Bailey

Maria Bailey brings a unique voice to today’s moms. She is an award-winning author, radio talk show host, nationally known speaker, and the foremost authority on marketing to moms. Each month she speaks to over 11 million moms via TV, radio, print, and online. She is the author of Power Moms, Mom 3.0, and several other books. She is the co-host on The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV and the WE-Women’s Entertainment Network for Women. On radio, Maria is host of Mom Talk Radio, and co-host of Good Day with Doug Stephan. Online Maria is the founder of BlueSuitMom.com, the award-winning website for executive working mothers, and co-founder of Newbaby.com, the largest resource of online video for moms. Professionally, Maria is CEO of BSM Media, a full-service marketing firm that specializes in marketing to mothers. The client list includes Precious Moments, Hewlett-Packard, Disney, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Chrysler and others. View Guest page

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Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey is a compelling thought catalyst whose vision is to inspire 10% of the 7 Billion on the planet to release their brilliance and create the future. Organizations around the world recognize him as a high-impact business thinker who keenly understands the needs of his audiences, and individuals from around the world look to him for personal mentoring. Simon challenges everyone to find and ignite the spark of brilliance they carry inside and then provides the tools needed to get radiant results. He is the author of Release Your Brilliance, and The Vujá dé Moment! Shift from Average to Brilliant, In 2003, Simon’s passion to help others shift from average to brilliant led to the creation of the Brilliance Institute, a consulting firm that has successfully worked with more than 400 Fortune 1000 companies. For more information visit Simon T. Bailey View Guest page

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Michael Beer

Michael Beer is Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, Chairman of TruePoint, a management consulting firm, and Chairman of the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, a not for profit organization dedicated to helping leaders build firms that do well by doing good. He has authored many articles and authored or co-authored eleven books, among them Managing Human Assets and The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal. The latter received the Johnson, Smith & Knisely award and was a finalist for the Academy of Management’s Terry Book Award. His most recent books are High Commitment, High Performance and Higher Ambition. Professor Beer is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, National Academy of Human Resources the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and winner of the prestigious Michael Losey Research Award from the Society of Human Resource Management. View Guest page

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Meredith Bell

Meredith is President of Performance Support Systems, a software company based in Newport News, Virginia. She and her two business partners have worked together for more than 20 years, and they have been creating assessment and development tools that help people become stronger for work and life. Over the years, Meredith has coached and trained thousands of business leaders, managers, and employees. Today, she touches even more lives through her company’s online programs. ProStar Coach is a unique tool for personal development. It has four new versions: Strong for Success, Strong for Business, Strong for Performance, Strong for Parenting, with hundreds of resources that help you to be successful at work at home. Meredith’s blog, “Your Voice of Encouragement,” shares insights that she has gained from her life experience. Visit her website www.prostarcoach.com View Guest page

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David Benzel

David Benzel is the Founder and Executive Director of Growing Champions for Life, Inc., author of three books and a coaching manual. Growing Champions for Life provides parents and coaches with practical tools and positive strategies for helping athletes reach their full potential while enjoying the youth sport experience. His clients include, USA Swimming, US Figure Skating, USTA Player Development, USA Gymnastics, Florida Youth Soccer, Evert Tennis Academy, and the Florida Region of USA Volleyball. David is an eight-time National Water Ski Champion; Former coach of the U.S. Water Ski Team; Recipient of the Award of Distinction from the Water Ski Hall of Fame. David also served as a commentator on ESPN for the X Games and the Professional Water Ski Tour. His website is www.growingchampionsforlife.com View Guest page

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Gordon Bernhardt

Gordon Bernhardt, president and founder of Bernhardt Wealth Management, is focused on providing high-quality service and independent financial advice to his clients. He specializes in addressing the unique needs of successful professionals, entrepreneurs and retirees, as well as women in transition. Gordon recognizes that while fulfilling work is important, the greatest rewards come from living a well-rounded life. For that reason, he strives to relieve his clients of their financial anxieties, so that they can pursue their dreams. For more information on Bernhardt Wealth Management please visit www.bernhardtwealth.com/ View Guest page

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Dr. Ken Blanchard

Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees. Ken’s phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager ® , coauthored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists. He has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership, and speaking. The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award of Excellence.” Ken has been inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time. His newest book is Trust Works! Please visit www.kenblanchard.com View Guest page

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Todd Bludworth

American Meetings, Inc. (AMI) (http://www.americanmeetings.com) is a world-wide leader in the event marketing and meeting management space. Our team offers full-service meeting logistics and creates custom event strategies based upon individual program needs. Our goal is to build valuable partnerships and provide full-service solutions, whether you’re a small business or Fortune 500 company. AMI has served more than 3 million attendees in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, healthcare, commercial real estate, retail and investment banking. We help you connect with your audience with strategic meetings and events that help educate, build brand loyalty and promote your expertise. View Guest page

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David Blyer

David founded Donor Community after a long and successful career as a technology executive and entrepreneur. In 1994, he co-founded Vento Software, a provider of packaged vertical business intelligence applications. Blyer served as CEO and president until November 1999, when Vento was acquired by Chicago-based SPSS. After the acquisition, he served as President of the company's Enabling Technologies Division. Prior to Vento, Blyer held executive management and sales positions with Graphical Information, NCR and several other leading technology firms. He is active in community affairs, serving as a member of the Young Entrepreneur's Council at Nova Southeastern University since Sept. 2006 and on the university's Blue Ribbon Scholarship Committee. Since November 1998, he has been a Director of DryClean USA. View Guest page

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Michele Borba, Ed.D.

Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, education, bullying and ethical development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character, build strong families, reduce peer cruelty and build compassionate communities. She has presented keynote addresses throughout N. America, Europe, Asia and the S. Pacific and has consulted to hundreds of schools, corporations, and the Pentagon. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Bullying” was signed into CA law in 2002. She is an NBC contributor with over 100 appearances on the TODAY show and 3 Dateline specials. She was featured on Dr. Phil, The View, The Doctors, Nightly News, MSNBC, Fox News, The Early Show and CNN. She is the parenting expert on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers and publications including Newsweek, People, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Globe and Mail. Dr. Borba is an award-winning author of 22 books that have been translated in 16 languages. View Guest page

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Kristina Bouweiri

Kristina Bouweiri is President and CEO of Reston Limousine, Washington DC’s premier chauffeured transportation provider and one of the top 20 largest operators in the nation. Starting with only five vehicles in 1990, Bouweiri diversified the business and grew it to an $18 million firm today with more than 160 vehicles. As a woman in an industry traditionally dominated by male executives, Bouweiri has been committed to supporting women entrepreneurs over the years and is the founder of the monthly networking luncheon Sterling Women and the annual Virginia Women’s Business Conference. Kristina is an international speaker on topics ranging from startup success strategies to the use of social media in growing your business. Her recent awards include 2013 International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge, 2012 Business Leader of the Year from the DC Chamber of Commerce, SmartCEO Smart 100 and 2011 NOVA EXEC magazine’s Top 20 Innovators. Visit Kristina’s website www.restonlimo.com View Guest page

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Christopher A. Brown

Christopher A. Brown is president of National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI). Chris has been with NFI since 2000, having previously served as executive vice president. Chris oversees NFI's strategy and business model development and implementation, operations, and fundraising. Chris has played a critical role in shaping NFI’s focus as the leading provider of fatherhood skill-building resources in the country and the leading trainer of practitioners seeking to offer fatherhood programs in their communities. View Guest page

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Pat Brown

Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler, television commentator, author, and the founder and CEO of The Sexual Homicide Exchange (SHE) and The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. Pat has provided crime commentary, and profiling and forensic analysis in over 2000 TV and radio appearances in the U.S. and across the globe. She can be seen regularly on MSNBC, CNN, and FOX, and on Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Larry King, Joy Behar, and Inside Edition. She is the author of The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths, Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, and How to Save Your Daughter’s Life. Her BlogTalkRadio show, Profile This! airing Sundays at 9 PM EST. Pat has developed the Criminal Profiling and Investigative Analysis Certificate program at Excelsior College, the first accredited profiling program in the country. View Guest page

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Adam Bryant

Adam Bryant is a journalist and author. Adam’s current book is Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEO’s on How to Create a Culture of Innovation. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed. Adam writes the popular “Corner Office” feature in The New York Times’s business section and has served as the newspaper’s senior editor for features, deputy national editor, and deputy business editor. He was previously a senior writer and business editor at Newsweek. He and his family live in New York City. Visit his website www.adambryantbooks.com View Guest page

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Bob Burg

Bob Burg is a businessman, author and international speaker. Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the imagination of his readers. The Go-Giver was 6th on The Wall Street Journal’s Business Bestsellers list and 9th on Business Week. His third book, It’s Not About You, coauthored by Bob and John David Mann focuses on influence and leadership and states that focusing on others is the best way to obtain stratospheric success in your own life and business. Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is a founding board member of Club 100, a charitable organization focused on helping underprivileged local area youths. For more information, visit www.burg.com View Guest page

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Sarah Miller Caldicott

Sarah Miller Caldicott , is CEO of Power Patterns. The great grandniece of Thomas Edison, Sarah has been engaged in creativity and innovation throughout her life. Inspired by a family lineage of inventors dating back five generations, Sarah spent the first 15 years of her 25-year career as a Marketing executive with Global 500 firms including Quaker Oats and the Helene Curtis subsidiary of Unilever. She co-authored the first book ever written on the subject of Edison’s world-changing innovation process, updating his approach for the twenty-first century, Innovate Like Edison: The Five-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success. Sarah, an award-winning speaker and innovation process expert, travels all over the world inspiring organizations on how they can employ Edison’s timeless Five Competencies of Innovation™ today. For more information please visit her website www.powerpatterns.com View Guest page

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Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone is an International Sales Expert and author providing Motivation & Sales Training Programs to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, success-minded individuals and entrepreneurs. Cardone is an internationally recognized motivational speaker and is a New York Times best selling author. He is regularly seen on Fox Business, NBC, MSNBC, and Business Insider. Cardone is the executive producer and star of Turnaround King, a TV program created around his motivating solution-oriented business coaching. He is the author of five books on what individuals and companies must do to achieve success in the new economy: Sell To Survive, The Closers Survival Guide, New York Times bestseller - If You're Not First, You're Last, The 10X Rule, and Sell or Be Sold. Cardone also hosts his own radio show, Cardone Zone on News Talk 96.5 out of Orlando, where he provides listeners with tips and strategies on finance, business. Visit Grant’s website www.grantcardone.com View Guest page

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Carey Casey

Carey Casey is the CEO of the National Center for Fathering, the author of the book, Championship Fathering – How to Win at Being a Dad (2009) and General Editor of the new 21-Day Dad’s Challenge – Three Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Kids (2011) and is a member of the White House Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families. He also serves as a member of the executive committee of the National Fatherhood Leaders Group, which promotes responsible fatherhood policy, research, advocacy and practice. His career has also included serving as chaplain at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys under Coach Tom Landry, and chaplain for the KC Chiefs. He continues to speak on life issues for numerous professional and college sports teams across America. He has been featured in many local and national publications and broadcasts, including the New York Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, LA Times, Kansas City Star, Chicago Tribune, and others. View Guest page

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David C. Chavern

David C. Chavern is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He serves as chair of the Chamber’s Management Committee and is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as long-term planning. David is also founder and president of the Chamber’s Center for Women in Business. The center’s objective is to increase opportunities for women at all levels of business. Previously, David served as the Chamber’s chief of staff and vice president of its Capital Markets initiative, where he quickly became one of the nation’s leading voices on corporate governance and on the regulation of U.S. capital markets. . Before coming to Washington, Chavern was in private legal practice in Philadelphia. David resides with his wife and two children in Falls Church, Virginia. He is a member of the board of directors in several companies. http://cwb.uschamber.com View Guest page

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Timothy Chi

Timothy founded WeddingWire with the vision of infusing technology into the wedding and event industry. In less than 5 years, WeddingWire has become the largest online marketplace connecting local merchants with engaged couples. For over 100,000 local merchants, WeddingWire provides a marketing platform to reach prospective clients, manage multi-media assets, and network with other merchants. For engaged couples, WeddingWire provides vendor recommendations, local business reviews, personal website creation, and a suite of online planning tools. Previously, Timothy co-founded Blackboard Inc in 1998, where he pioneered many of Blackboard's product and strategic initiatives, helping the company grow to over 600 employees and a valuation of over $750 Mil. Timothy holds a B.S. degree in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and a M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Tufts University. View Guest page

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Dennis Coates

Dr. Dennis Coates has passionately studied the brain for 25 years – how it develops and how it learns. He has created an online system, called “Strong for Parenting,” which helps parents avoid conflict and failed communication with their teen. A similar system, called “Strong for Success,” helps teens and young adults develop themselves for the next phase of their lives—whether college or a career—ready to be a strong contributor. This led him to write two story-based books of advice for young teens: Conversations with the Wise Uncle (for boys) and Conversations with the Wise Aunt (for girls). Dr. Dennis Coates offers advice in his blog How to Raise a Teenager, and he recently published an eBook for parents, How to Give Your Teen a Superior Mind, which is available free on his website StrongForParenting.com. View Guest page

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Steve Cody

Steve Cody is co-founder and managing partner of Peppercomm, a strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm that is headquartered in New York, with offices in San Francisco and London. He was named the PRNews Blogger of the Year 2011 and a regular contributor to Inc.com. Steve is one of Northeastern University’s 100 most successful alumni. His podcast, RepChatter, has won a Silver SABRE from Holmes. Steve has appeared on CNBC and APRadio, has been profiled in media ranging from Advertising Age and Investor’s Business Daily to MSNBC and BusinessWeekOnline. Steve was named to the PRNews Advisory Board, is a member of the PRSA Counselors Academy’s executive committee, the Corporate Communication Advisory Board of Baruch College, the Civilian Corporate Affairs Committee at West Point, the Arthur W. Page Society, The Northeastern University Corporation and the College of Charleston’s Department of Communication Advisory Council. www.peppercomm.com View Guest page

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Laurel Colless

Laurel Colless, an international entrepreneur, has spent much of her career in the US, Europe and Japan. Fluent in Japanese, she began her career in business communications before joining the equity research team of a global investment bank. Laurel then moved to Finland where, as Director of Financial Communications for Nokia Corporation, she partnered with the International Youth Foundation and UN Development Programme to implement Nokia’s youth life-skills program in 25 countries. From 2006 to 2011, Laurel was a faculty member of the Research Development Team at Virginia Tech. In 2007, she founded the Energy Efficiency Partnership of Washington, DC, led by Virginia Tech, which addresses climate change and energy efficiency in buildings. In 2011, Laurel founded Green Dachshund Productions to produce trans-media content aimed at educating, entertaining and moving children and their caregivers to restore a balanced relationship with Earth. www.thecarbonbusters.com View Guest page

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Douglas Conant

Douglas Conant, New York Times bestselling author (TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments) and sought-after keynote speaker, is Founder and CEO of Conant Leadership, a company dedicated to helping improve the quality of leadership in the 21st century. Prior to starting Conant Leadership, he was CEO and President of the Campbell Soup Company for 10 years. He improved the company’s financial profile delivering quality sales growth, improved marketplace positions, strong cash flow, record high investment and return on invested capital. The key enabler of this performance was Campbell’s march towards achieving world-class employee engagement levels. During his tenure at Campbell, Conant also established the Campbell CEO Institute to train the company’s future leaders. Conant is on the Board of Directors of Avon and AmerisourceBergen. www.conantleadership.com View Guest page

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Bobbie Conner

Ms. Conner is a popular and well-respected parenting and child development speaker for parents, educators and child development professionals. Conner presents her A+ Parent-Education Workshops at schools across the U. S. Conner has presented Professional Development Training for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, speeches & workshops for state chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics & the American Academy of Family Physicians and other professional groups. Conner’s program, books and articles have been featured in: USA Today, The New York Times, Parade, Newsweek, Good Morning America, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News & World Report, Associated Press, USA Radio Network, Sirius Satellite Radio, Scholastic Parent and Child, PBSparents.org, Parents, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Parenting, ivillage.com, Family Fun, Working Mother, Woman’s Day View Guest page

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Catherine Corley

Catherine Corley is currently Vice President of Business Member Services at Sam’s Club, a $56 billion plus division of the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, Inc. With over 20 years experience in business-to-business marketing, she brings a unique blend of strategy, marketing and financial expertise to her role of ensuring Sam’s Club is meeting the needs of small business members. Sam’s Club serves millions of small business members. Prior to joining Sam’s Club, Catherine worked for Tyson Foods, Inc holding VP roles in strategic planning and foodservice marketing and received the “Emerging Leader” Award from the Women’s Foodservice Forum for her leadership at her company and contributions to the industry. Catherine serves on the Small Business Development Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Advisory Council of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Visit Sam’s Club at www.samsclub.com. View Guest page

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Matthew Cronin

Matthew Cronin is Associate Professor of Management at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Carnegie Mellon University. His research has appeared in top tier management publications The Academy of Management Review, The Annals of Management, and Management Science, and has been mentioned in The Boston Globe as well as Fortune Magazine. He serves on the editorial boards of top tier journals such as Organization Science and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is currently authoring a textbook on negotiations under contract with Pearson/Prentice Hall. Before re-entering academia, Dr. Cronin was president of Avalon Internetworking Corporation, LLC which provided B2B networking solutions to a wide variety of New York Metro area companies. View Guest page

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Bob Danzig

Bob Danzig went from foster child to CEO of Hearst Newspapers and is a professional speaker. His stellar career began as a teenage office boy at Albany, N.Y. Times Union, 19 years later, he was later named Publisher of that newspaper and culminating as CEO and President of all Hearst Newspapers. He authored The Leader Within You and 8 other books. Bob is the Dean of The Hearst Management Institute, the Corporation’s Leadership Enhancement program. He was awarded Journalism fellowship to Stanford University and taught The Confidence Course at New School University in NYC. He was named to Speakers Hall of Fame in 2007, is the first recipient of National Speaker’s Association Philanthropist of the Year Award and first recipient of Champion for Children award from the Child Welfare League of America, the nation’s largest and oldest child focused nonprofit and awarded the Beacon of Integrity from Business Ethics Alliance. Please visit his website www.bobdanzig.com. View Guest page

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Tammy Darvish

Tammy Darvish is Executive VP of DARCARS, a family owned group of 34 automobile franchises throughout Greater Washington area. She has served as a member of the executive board of directors for Washington Area New Auto Dealers Association since 1995 and served as the first woman Chairman for the Association. She keynotes several corporate and philanthropic events, including the ABC Working Women of the Year Award & the National Association of Women Business Owners. She regularly consults for companies and media outlets and has received numerous industry awards, most notably being named one of the “100 Leading Women in North American Auto Industry” by Automotive News. Tamara recently published her first book “Outraged”, detailing her efforts to regain economic rights of entrepreneurs across America, from the courtroom to Congress to the steps of the White House. For more information, please visit www.tammydarvish.com View Guest page

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Cari DeCandia

The mission of the National Autism Network is to create the most valuable resource online for the autism community, through the creation of a website which incorporates the first and only HIPAA Secure Social Network designed specifically for the Autism Community, a Nationwide Provider Directory, Discussion Forums, the Latest in Autism News, Expert Written Content on various subjects, a Nationwide Events Calendar, and Thousands of Resources. We unite and empower parents, providers family members and individuals on the spectrum by providing a growing community rich in knowledge and experience. As the Co-Founder and Director of Business Development for National Autism Network, Cari DeCandia has been involved from the infant stages of website concept to creation, overseeing development and creative teams to the creation and execution of marketing plans. Also, creation of business processes to ensure customer experience is consistent and positive. www.nationalautismnetwork.com View Guest page

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Hilary DeCesare

Co-founder and CEO of Everloop.com, Hilary is an award-winning entrepreneur, experienced in all aspects of launching and growing a business and is a digital parenting expert. Hilary developed the Everloop platform to give kids under 13 a safe, online home base to connect with friends, play games, share pictures and music, discover new talents and learn using the most powerful online privacy protection and technologies available. A digital parenting expert and technology leader, Hilary was invited to The White House Conference on Bullying Prevention and is a frequent contributor on major news outlets. She has been a chapter director for Tweenangels, a division of WiredSafety that educates and empowers kids on Internet safety. She was recognized as one of AlwaysOn's “Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch" in both 2010 and 2011 and was honored with the prestigious 2010 DEMOgod Award. View Guest page

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Vincent DiCaro

Vincent DiCaro is Vice President of Development and Communications at the National Fatherhood Initiative. Vincent oversees fundraising efforts and external communications, runs National Fatherhood Initiative's government relations, and manages relationships with media partners. He is a graduate of The College of New Jersey, where he received a bachelor's degree in history and economics. He received a master's degree in Communications from Johns Hopkins University, where he wrote a thesis on the depiction of fathers in Hollywood films. Prior to joining National Fatherhood Initiative, Vincent worked for two years as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York City. Vincent, his wife Claudia, and their son Vinny live in Maryland. National Fatherhood Initiative’s website: www.fatherhood.org View Guest page

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William J. Doherty

William J. Doherty, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Family Social Science and Director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. He leads the Citizen Health Care and Families and Democracy Project, which aims to develop the theory and practice of democratic public work by health and human services professionals. He has developed a model of grass roots organizing among parents and other citizens around cultural and community issues of importance to families. These projects range from the cultural discontents of middle class families (overscheduling, out-of-control birthday parties) to challenges of urban single fathers, from health care problems among American Indians to school/family disconnects in African immigrant communities. A recent study reported that his published journal articles have the highest impact rating in the family therapy field. See his website www.drbilldoherty.org. View Guest page

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Bill Dwight

Bill Dwight has been building software for 30 years. He has held executive positions at Oracle Corporation and several innovative startup companies. Bill founded FamZoo in 2006 to help parents be more effective mentors to their kids for basic life skills like personal finance. Bill is the founder and Chief Dad of FamZoo.com. FamZoo’s award winning online and mobile software helps parents teach kids good personal finance habits through real world, hands on practice. Parents set up a private, fully customizable “Virtual Family Bank” to manage their children’s earnings, spending, saving, and charitable giving using IOU accounts or optional prepaid card accounts. FamZoo has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR, and the PBS TV Series BizKid$. Visit Bill's website at FamZoo View Guest page

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Dr. Tim Elmore

Dr. Tim Elmore is a leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders today. He is a best-selling author of more than 25 books, including Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future, Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenges of Becoming Authentic Adults, and the Habitudes® series. Tim is founder and president of Growing Leaders, an organization dedicated to mentoring today's young people to become the leaders of tomorrow. His expertise has led to media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Investor’s Business Daily, Huffington Post, MSNBC.com, The Washington Post, WorkingMother.com, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, and Portfolio.com. Tim has appeared on CNN’s Headline News and FOX & Friends and has become a regular contributor Huffington Post. Please visit Tim’s website www.GrowingLeaders.com View Guest page

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Dr. Tasha Eurich

Dr. Tasha Eurich, an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, is a proud leadership geek, executive coach, speaker, and author of Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom-Line Results and the Power to Deliver Both. She helps organizations succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. Her decade-long career has spanned roles as an external consultant and a direct report to both CEOs and human resources executives. Dr. Eurich’s work has been with executives in large Fortune 500 organizations, including CH2M HILL, Xcel Energy, Western Union, IHS, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Newmont Mining, Centura Health, CoBiz Financial, the City of Cincinnati, and HCA. She has been featured in The New York Times and Forbes and has published articles in Chief Learning Officer Magazine and The Journal of Business and Psychology. Dr.Eurich resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and three dogs. www.bankableleadership.com. View Guest page

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Tom Fabbri

Tom Fabbri is an adventurer and explorer who has traversed life’s path by tackling his fears and never hesitating in his quest to become his very best self. Tom’s primary motivation has been to live each day to its fullest. Whether training to become a helicopter pilot, climbing the world’s Seven Summits or diving with sharks, Tom has learned to harness fear to achieve his dreams. He now uses his unique insight to inspire and motivate others through his books and blogs, personal coaching, and a health food and supplement business. At the age of 28, while working for minimum-wage at an airport, Tom decided to take his first step towards developing his best-self by ignoring the common notion that he was “too old” for aviation training. In a little over two years, Tom became a captain for a major airline, later moving on to fly private jets for the Cleveland Browns football team and additional celebrity clients. Tom has published a book, Ageless You: The Boomers Guide To Beginning Again, and is currently working on a companion cookbook. Also, he is speaking nationwide about health, wellness and achieving dreams, while sharing his knowledge through coaching. Likewise, Tom continues his adventure to climb the Seven Summits. For more Information please visit www.TomFabbri.com View Guest page

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Bruce Feiler

BRUCE FEILER is a journalist and author. His recent book, The Secrets of a Happy Family, is touted the blueprint for modern families. Bruce writes a column about contemporary families for the New York Times and is the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and The Council of Dads. He is the writer/presenter of the series “Walking the Bible” and the forthcoming “Sacred Journey” on PBS, and appears frequently as a commentator on radio and television. A native of Savannah, Georgia, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife Linda Rottenburg, and their twin daughters, Tybee and Eden. See his website www.brucefeiler.com View Guest page

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Dr. Elizabeth D. Feldman

Dr. Elizabeth D. Feldman is a fellowship trained breast surgeon and Reston Breast Care Specialist. She received her medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School. She completed a Breast Surgery Fellowship and during her surgical residency, completed a combined basic science and clinical research fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Her special interests are in nipple sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic breast conservation, and patients who are high risk for developing breast cancer. View Guest page

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Scot Ferrell

Scot Ferrell has earned the title of “America’s Behavior Expert” for his 20+ years of working with individuals and families to help them get “The Rock Star Life,” a System he developed and recently offered to the general public. Also called the “Relationship Rock Star” for his work with singles and couples, Scot has written several books including “Power Principles for Success,” “What Men Don’t Get About Women,” “Smart Girl, Bad Boy,” “5:25 Man,” and “Modern Family Rulz.” Scot is the recipient of the Golden Quill award for writing achievement, he is the radio show host of “Modern Family Rulz,” and the TV show host of “The Rock Star Life…Create a Life That Rocks!” He is an expert resource for magazines, newspapers and TV, including Fox News, USA Today, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and many others. View Guest page

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Dr. Kelly Mathew Flanagan

Dr. Kelly Mathew Flanagan is a licensed clinical psychologist, writer, and blogger. He blogs regularly about marriage, parenting, community, and personal growth. Kelly is the author of the eBook, The Marriage Manifesto which can be downloaded free from his blog site. Kelly is married, has three children, and enjoys learning from them how to be a kid again. See his blog at http://www.drkellyflanagan.com. You can also find him on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drkellyflanagan , Twitter http://twitter.com/DrKellyFlanagan, and Google+ http://plus.google.com/+DrKellyFlanagan and Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/in/DrKellyFlanagan View Guest page

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Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn is a beloved thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, author of Let Go, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses. He is routinely celebrated for his transparent leadership style and authentic principles. Pat overcame career adversity at an early age by finding his own path and true passion, and he's recently been featured in the New York Times and Forbes for his accomplishments. Despite his success in business, Pat’s greatest joys are spending time with his family and friends as well as helping inspire and educate others on how to succeed with their own entrepreneurial careers. Pat’s website www.PatFlynn.me. View Guest page

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Jan Fox

Jan Fox is a 4-time Emmy Award Winner Broadcaster, Speaker, Coach and Author. She is a sought-after “conversation starter” – her word for “speaker”, facilitator, and emcee. As a Speaker Coach, Jan has turned many struggling speakers into superstars at the podium with immediate results. She has conducted corporate Employee Assistance Training Programs for corporations and organizations such as Verizon, The Defense Logistics Agency, The CIA, The Senate Dirksen Building, Well Point, Anthem, and others. Her proprietary “SPEAK TWEAKS: Stellar Speaking – Powerful Presenting” program has helped law groups, PR firms, Women’s Groups, Chambers of Commerce, Conferences, and other businesses raise the level of their communications and increase the confidence of their employees. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University, where she eventually directed the Outreach Program and taught graduate education courses to teachers. Please visit her website www.FoxTalks.com View Guest page

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Doug French

Doug French is a writer and single dad who began his personal blog, Laid-Off Dad, in June 2003. He is also co-founder of the Dad 2.0 Summit, which will convene next on Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2014, in New Orleans. He has been profiled in or written for The New York Times, Slate, The Huffington Post, Babble, Parents magazine, and several newspapers, and his writing has appeared in several parentcentric websites and blogging anthologies. In July 2010, he made the still-curious decision to create When the Flames Go Up, a blog about co-parenting after divorce, with his ex-wife. She and he and their two young sons live in close proximity in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter @LOD. http://laidoffdad.typepad.com/ View Guest page

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Brian Fricke

Brian is an entrepreneur, an award winning financial planner, accomplished author and a professional speaker. He has been featured in print and radio outlets such as Orlando Business Journal, Orlando Sentinel, Fox Business and CNBC.com. Brian lives in Florida with his wife Annette and two sons Justin & Adam who always find him a constant source of humor. Brian practices what he preaches. He loves to surf and spend time with his family and travels the globe teaching others how they can Live Worry Free – Doing what you want, when you want, where you want. For more information please visit www.BrianFricke.com View Guest page

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SuEllen Fried

SuEllen Fried is a passionate advocate for children who devotes her time to reduce the cruelty of children to each other. She firmly believes that bullying is a form of child abuse – peer abuse. SuEllen and her daughter, Paula Fried, Ph.D., co-authored "Bullies & Victims: Helping Your Child Through the Schoolyard Battlefield" in 1996, three years before the Columbine tragedy and "Bullies, Targets & Witnesses: Helping Children Break the Pain Chain" in 2003. She has been a national and international speaker on the topic of child abuse and bullying and has appeared on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, MSNBC, and was featured on an A& E Documentary, Bill Kurtis Reports, "Bullied to Death". She has been interviewed on countless TV and radio stations and written about in numerous newspapers and magazines. She travels extensively, speaking with students, educators and parents on the topic of bullying. For more information please visit www.BullySafeUSA.com View Guest page

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Lauren Galley

Lauren Galley, Teen Mentor, Author, CETV Host, Actress and President of Girls Above Society transitioned from her high school AP program to college at age 16 embarking on a journey driven to create an anchor of empowerment for teen girls. Launching (at age 17) Girls Above Society gives Lauren the platform of teen to teen mentorship combined with film visuals creating a social media movement. As a voice to young teen girls, Lauren hosts her own show “The Lauren Galley Show” and has been featured on Fox News, Teen Vogue, Best Ever You Radio, and Talented Teens in the UK. Helping teens feel good about themselves and empowering them to mentor their peers about the importance of self-acceptance holds the promise of improved lives for teens everywhere. Visit Lauren's website http://girlsabovesociety.org/ View Guest page

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Isabel Gillies

Isabel Gillies, a lifelong New Yorker and actress for many years, is the New York Times best selling author of Happens Every Day, A Year and Six Seconds and the upcoming Starry Night (FSG), a young adult novel about first love. Her work has been published in Vogue, The New York Times, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan and Saveur. Isabel who is known for her television role as Detective Stabler’s wife on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and for her cinematic debut in the film Metropolitan, graduated from New York University with a BFA in film. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, kids and Maude the dog. Visit her website www.isabelgillies.com. View Guest page

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Kim Gladis

Kim Gladis is President and CEO of CorePerformX Advisory Group, a Management Consulting firm helping organizations translate great strategies into great results, and leverages the same skills at home raising her 5 year old as a single mom. Kim serves on the board of Success in the City, The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee, The Young Business Leaders on N. VA and others. View Guest page

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Steve Gladis, Ph.D.

Steve Gladis, Ph.D. is CEO and Founder of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners, a leadership development firm focused on helping executives and their teams achieve both success and significance through executive coaching, leadership development, and motivational speaking. Dr. Gladis has authored 18 books on leadership and communication. He is on the faculty at George Mason University and is currently an executive coach for the University of Virginia Darden Business School’s Executive MBA program. Previously, Dr. Gladis served as an Associate Dean and the Director of the University’s Northern Virginia Center, was a career FBI special agent, and served his country as a decorated U.S. Marine Corps officer. Dr. Gladis is a business leader and committed civic and academic leader. He serves on the Executive Boards of both the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Please visit his website at www.stevegladisleadershippartners.com View Guest page

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Aviva Goldfarb

Aviva Goldfarb is an entrepreneur, author, family dinner expert, and creator of the Six O’clock Scramble. Her mission is to bring back the family dinner. Aviva is the mother of two very active teenagers with formerly picky palates, and knows what a challenge it can be to get healthy homemade dinners on the table that everyone will eat, and at a reasonable hour of the night. As the founder of the dinner planning service, The Six O’clock Scramble, she has learned not only how to serve up healthy meals for her own family, but also help thousands of busy families make nightly dinners a reality. Aviva has been featured in national media outlets such as The Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today, O Magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Real Simple, and many others. She is also a weekly contributor to the Kitchen Explorers blog on PBSparents.org. For more information visit www.thescramble.com. View Guest page

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Amy E. Goodman

Amy E. Goodman is a nationally recognized media maven. Her journalistic career as an editor, author, host and lifestyle expert spans magazines, news programs and online media outlets. With quality reporting and a no-nonsense attitude she deftly covers anything and everything, including fashion & beauty, home & entertaining, fitness & family and red carpet. Amy's career is grounded in women's magazines, having been an editor and correspondent at In Style, a senior editor at All You and an editor-at-Iarge for Southern Living and Coastal Living. Currently, she's a senior style editor at TheNest.com. Her first book, Wear This, Toss That! debuted on Today and is the number one fashion book on Amazon. It is filled with practical fashion and beauty advice for real women. Amy is an uber-busy working mom often traveling for segments on the various TV shows. Amy lives in the DC area with her husband and two adorable children. Visit Amy’s website www.amyegoodman.com View Guest page

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Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon is a bestselling author, keynote speaker and CEO of Jon Gordon Companies. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams. Jon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals and non-profits. He is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, The Shark and The Goldfish, Soup, The Seed, and his latest, The Positive Dog. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His client list is extensive and includes The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Novartis, and Bayer. For more information, visit Jon’s website is www.JonGordon.com. View Guest page

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Amy Goyer

Amy Goyer has been an advocate for older adults, children and families for more than 30 years. She has been involved in multigenerational issues and programs at the local, state, national and international levels, including aging services, grand parenting, intergenerational and family relationships and family caregiving. Ms. Goyer serves as AARP’s Family Expert and AARP media spokesperson. Her appearances include the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, PBS Nightly Business report, NPR’s Marketplace and many others. Ms. Goyer authored the book Things to Do Now That You’re…a Grandparent. She recently authored the Generations United/Met Life Mature Market Institute report, Grandparents Investing in Grandchildren. Since 2009 she has been primary caregiver for her 86 and 89 year old parents who now live with her. She blogs and vlogs about her personal caregiving experiences on AARP.org. View Guest page

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Andrea Morisette Grazzini

Andrea Morisette Grazzini is a writer, leader and innovator. She is CEO of WeTheP.org, an online participatory democracy start-up company. She founded the cross-sector civil discourse initiative DynamicShift, in 2009. Her work has influenced numerous global and national conversations on co-productive change. Among them are American Commonwealth Partnership, American Democracy Project and the White House Office for Public Engagement. She has been featured and/or quoted on her civic engagement work in numerous media, including: The New York Times, Fox News, PBS and The Wall Street Journal; and four books, including: The Citizen Solution, How You Can Make A Difference by Harry C. Boyte. She is co-author of phenomenological research on the topic of Collaborative Relationships. Commentary by Andrea can be found at the DynamicShift Blog, and on numerous other forums, including conversations at TEDTalks. View Guest page

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Michael Grose

Michael Grose is a trailblazer on the global parenting scene. Author of 9 books, columnist, speaker and media performer, Michael is the founder of Parentingideas, a recognized leader in parenting education for parents and schools. He is a popular conference presenter. People love hearing Michael's refreshing insights into modern parenting, and importantly, what it takes to be a successful parent into today's incredibly fast-paced world. Michael has an education background, and holds a Master of Educational Studies with research into what makes healthy families tick. Most importantly, Michael with his partner Sue have raised three diverse, yet delightful children who, he's relieved to say, have all flown the parental nest. Please visit his website www.parentingideas.com.au. View Guest page

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Erin Gruwell

Erin Gruwell has earned an award-winning reputation for her steadfast commitment to the future of education. An educator, she authored The Freedom Writers Diary, the New York Times bestseller that chronicled Erin’s extraordinary journey with 150 high school students who had been written off by the education system. By fostering an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, she transformed her students’ lives. In January 2007, Paramount Pictures released Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank as Erin. Erin’s experience as an advocate for students and education caused her to found the Freedom Writers Foundation where she currently teaches teachers around the country how to implement her innovative lesson plans into their own classrooms. Recently, Erin’s teaching methods have been published in the Freedom Writers Diary Teacher’s Guide. Proceeds from the sale of all books directly fund the Freedom Writers Foundation. Her website www.freedomwritersfoundation.org View Guest page

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J. Dennis Hastert

J. Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, served from January 6, 1999 until January 3, 2007 and was the longest-serving Republican Speaker in history. During his 20 years in the House, Speaker Hastert focused his efforts on lowering taxes, improving education, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, and fortifying national defense efforts. He championed legislation to balance the federal budget, cut taxes and government waste, and clean up the environment. He also passed legislation to reduce government regulations in areas such as trucking and telecommunications in order to increase competition and consumer choice. During his tenure as Speaker of the House, Speaker Hastert was instrumental in passing post-September 11th antiterrorism legislation and historical legislation to create a Department of Homeland Security—the most significant restructuring of federal government in the past 50 years. http://www.dicksteinshapiro.com View Guest page

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James M. Hmurovich

James M. Hmurovich is the President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America. He is a former Deputy Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Correction and was the Indiana State Welfare Director, during which time Indiana was awarded 7 federal high performance cash bonuses for successes in welfare reform and child welfare and received national recognition as a leader in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and for the Healthy Families Program, a voluntary home visitation program. He is also the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash, which is the highest award that can be given to an Indiana citizen for leadership and accomplishment. For more information, please visit www.preventchildabuse.org View Guest page

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Donna Rice Hughes

Donna Rice Hughes, President and CEO of Enough Is Enough, is an internationally known Internet safety expert, author, and speaker. Under her leadership EIE created the Internet Safety 101℠ Program with DOJ. She is the Executive Producer, and host of the Internet Safety 101 ℠ DVD series which was reformatted into the Internet Safety 101 Television Series for PBS which earned an Emmy Award. Donna also received an Emmy nomination as Host/Moderator of the PBS TV Series. Donna has been a featured guest on Dateline, The Today Show, The Factor, Oprah and 20/20, having given more than 4,000 media interviews. She has testified numerous times before Congress, served on the COPA Commission, the Virginia AG’s Internet Safety Task Force and the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, formed by the U.S. Attorneys General. For more information please visit http://www.enough.org/ View Guest page

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Susan Johnson, Ph.D.

Susan Johnson, Ph.D. is Director of Health Promotion and Assistant Professor in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She directs and manages system-wide initiatives related to organizational wellness and provides leadership in the development of a comprehensive and collaborative approach to promoting health to students, employees, patients and the community. Dr. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from University North Carolina Charlotte, Master’s degree from The Citadel and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Johnson was recently named Smoke Free Advocate of the Year by the Smoke Free Lowcountry Coalition and winner in the Rising Star category of Influential Women in Business by the Charleston Business Journal. Susan currently resides on Isle of Palms with her two young daughters and in her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, and kayaking in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. View Guest page

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Maimah Karmo

Maimah Karmo is Founder and CEO of the Tigerlily Foundation and a six-year survivor of breast cancer. On February 28, 2006, Maimah was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 32. While undergoing chemotherapy, she made a promise to God; if she survived, she would create an organization that would educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer. Tigerlily Foundation was born and Maimah has dedicated her life to helping young women around the world. She has received many awards including the L’Oreal Paris’ Woman of Worth, Congressional Black Caucus Leadership in Advocacy Award and was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. In 2012, Maimah authored, Fearless: Awakening to My Life's Purpose Through Breast Cancer. Most dear to her heart is being the mother of her beautiful 9-year old girl. www.tigerlilyfoundation.org View Guest page

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Sammy Kassim

Sammy Kassim and Asad Ali are the co-founders of Globox Rentals. Asad, a serial motivator who has led multiple organizations and enterprises to top performing metrics, is the Chief Executive Officer. Sammy, the marketing and branding expert, is President and the Chief Operating Officer. Both Sammy and Asad are graduates of George Mason University and are founding members of Startup Mason at GMU’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Their company, Globox Rentals, is a DVD rental vendor that creates easy access to the top foreign films and media content through an automated kiosk platform and streaming program. Globox Rentals specializes in the top new releases from the largest foreign film and entertainment studios catering to foreign language speaking consumers and world cinema enthusiast. Please visit their website www.globoxrentals.com View Guest page

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Dr. Lynne Kenney

Lynne Kenney, PsyD, is a mother of two, a practicing pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the creator of The Family Coach Method. She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. Her NEW co-authored book Time-In not Time-Out will be available this Fall on Kindle. For more information please visit www.lynnekenney.com. View Guest page

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Dennis Kimbro

Dennis Kimbro is a best-selling author of five books, writing partner and master trainer for the prestigious Napoleon Hill Foundation, and is on the faculty at Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration. He is a recipient of the Dale Carnegie Personal Achievement award. He has done extensive research on what traits make a millionaire. Dr. Kimbro received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a M.A. and doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty in underdeveloped countries. In 2005, the National Black MBA Association presented him with the 2005 H. Naylor Fitzhugh award, recognizing him as one of the top professors in the nation. Dr. Kimbro is a father of 3 daughters. For more information visit www.denniskimbro.com. View Guest page

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Jim Kouzes

Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. He co-authored with Barry Posner of the Internationally award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, with over 2 million copies sold. Jim and Barry have co-authored over thirty other books, including Great Leadership Creates Great Workplaces, The Truth About Leadership, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and A Leader’s Legacy, as well as the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)—the top-selling off-the-shelf leadership assessment in the world. The Wall Street Journal has named Jim as one of the ten best executive educators in the U.S. Jim has also been recognized as one of HR Magazine’s Top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers in 2010-2013 and as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America in 2010-2014. Please visit his website www.leadershipchallenge.com View Guest page

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Arthur F. Lafionatis

Arthur F. Lafionatis is an attorney and the chairman of the board at Lerch, Early & Brewer. He practices in the Real Estate, Business & Taxation, Commercial Lending and Creditors’ Rights & Workouts groups at the firm, and works on a range of matters – from commercial real estate, lending and business transactions to business counseling and succession planning. Art earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire, graduating summa cum laude. He received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the National Law Center at George Washington University. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. A native of New England, Art has called the Washington area his home for more than 30 years, but still is an avid fan of Boston’s sports teams. He is a high-end audiophile and the former publisher of The Audio Adventure, a magazine featuring affordable high-end audio equipment. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, trying to improve his golf game and attending local sporting events. View Guest page

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Bettina Lawton Esquire

Bettina Lawton Esquire, of the Law Office of Bettina M. Lawton, PLLC, is AV® Pre-eminent™ rated by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating for lawyer excellence, a recognition achieved by only 5% of women lawyers. At age 32, Bettina became the youngest woman elected president of the Women’s Bar Association of DC. She has been on the ABA Commission on Women for 10 years both as Commissioner as well as liaison from the Law Practice Management Section, was a researcher and editor of the book Empowerment and Leadership for women attorneys, and is the president of the Executive Women’s Roundtable. For more information please visit Bettina Lawton View Guest page

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Sandra Vu Le

Attorney Sandra Vu Le is a speaker, trainer and President of Your Cultural Edge, a business helping corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies integrate the diverse culture of its people with the goals, vision, and values of its corporate culture. As a Vietnamese immigrant, Sandra intentionally harnessed the strengths of the Asian and American cultures to find her cultural edge: becoming the U.S. Senate Youth Ambassador to Japan at age 16, a successful entrepreneur as a family and immigration attorney, and the first female Vietnamese American in Texas to run for a state congressional seat. As a former co-host on Saigon Television Broadcasting Network (STBN)-Dallas and in-demand speaker, Sandra has shared her inspiring story and empowering message of cultural identity, family relationships and leadership with thousands of people around the world. She has appeared on NPR, Dallas Morning News, ABC/WFAA-8, and NBC/DFW-5. View Guest page

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Rieva Lesonsky

Rieva Lesonsky is the CEO and founder of GrowBiz Media, a custom content and media company that helps national marketers reach small business owners and helps entrepreneurs start and grow their companies. She has covered small business and entrepreneurship for 30+ years. Rieva's content appears on numerous websites including her own SmallBizDaily.com. She is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author of Start Your Own Business, small business advocate and was long-time editorial director of Entrepreneur Magazine. Rieva has been named one of the country’s top small business influencers and has won numerous industry awards. Rieva has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America and Oprah, and is a frequent guest on MSNBC’s Your Business. Visit her website www.growbizmedia.com. View Guest page

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Marissa Levin

Marissa Levin is a speaker, author and CEO of Information Experts, a global strategic communications and education firm, founded in 1995 and launched her second company, Successful Culture in June 2011. She has authored “My Company ROCKS!” Eight Secrets to a Growth-Driven Culture That Keeps Employees Happy & Engaged" and “Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards”. She is the greater Washington region’s small business expert on ABC’s Washington Business Report and a syndicated columnist for SmartCEO Magazine. Marissa was selected as one of greater Washington’s “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal. She has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal, BisNow, Fortune, to name a few and on many TV networks as a successful woman business owner and working mother. Please visit Marissa’s websites: http://www.informationexperts.com and www.successfulculture.com. View Guest page

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Nicholas Lore

Nicholas Lore is founder of the career coaching organization, Rockport Institute and author of bestselling book The Pathfinders. As Director of Rockport Institute, Nick has had the opportunity to serve as personal career consultant to several national and global leaders, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, senior policy makers of three presidential administrations, and people in nearly every field of endeavor. Clients have one thing in common: a desire for a more fulfilling career. Rockport Institute Programs enable people to have the most successful, productive, and fulfilling lives possible. Rockport’s programs have been so effective that nearly 90% of clients who complete the programs report that the results they had wanted to achieve have been fully realized. See his website www.rockportinstitute.com . View Guest page

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Cynthia de Lorenzi

As CEO of Success in the City, Ms. de Lorenzi leads an unconventional business networking organization for senior level executive businesswomen. To help foster meaningful peer relationships and friendships among their thousands of followers, Success in the City’s format tosses creative and powerful professional development programs and discussions into the menu of opportunities to connect. In conjunction with Success in the City she also launched Success in the City TV, an Internet TV network for women’s groups and organizations, hosts a number of blogs, including Powder Room Diaries and her recent partnership and endeavor Pink Collar LLC, a consulting and creative company encompassing traditional, social, new, emerging and futuristic media. Ms. de Lorenzi is passionate about empowering others and the principle of paying-it-forward. She serves as a Board member of The Telework Coalition, The Women’s Center and Community Business Partnership and others. View Guest page

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Ed Marinaro

Ed Marinaro is well known for both his athletic and acting achievements. He played football for Cornell University, was named a three-time All-American, and honored as a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1971. After college, Ed was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings as a running back; he played for the Vikings for four seasons, including two trips to the Super Bowl, before spending a year with the New York Jets and then the Seattle Seahawks. When a sideline injury hindered his athletic career, Ed turned to acting and moved to Hollywood. His big break was landing a guest-spot-turned-recurring-role on the sitcom, Laverne and Shirley. After that, he landed the role of Officer Joe Coffey on Hill Street Blues, which served as a template for future roles. Now a veteran actor, his most recent role was Coach Marty on the Blue Mountain State sitcom. Ed has moved his family to South Carolina and plans to take part in a Blue Mountain State feature film in the near future and is a frequent guest speaker. View Guest page

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L.Y. Marlow

L.Y. Marlow, founder and CEO of Saving Promise is passion-driven advocate committed to breaking the silence of domestic violence. As a former corporate executive with 20+ years overseeing and executing strategic programs for the government and private sector, L.Y. has combined her corporate expertise and passion for community service into a rewarding career as a social entrepreneur and the visionary behind Saving Promise. Spurred by her family’s legacy that involves four generations of mothers and daughters surviving domestic violence, L.Y. authored the book, Color Me Butterfly and just published A Life Apart. L.Y. is regularly featured on national and local TV, radio, blogs, and print. In addition, L.Y. is a dedicated and sought after empowerment lecturer and spokeswoman for domestic violence awareness and prevention Please visit her website www.savingpromise.org View Guest page

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Andy McNeill

American Meetings, Inc. (AMI) (http://www.americanmeetings.com) is a world-wide leader in the event marketing and meeting management space. Our team offers full-service meeting logistics and creates custom event strategies based upon individual program needs. Our goal is to build valuable partnerships and provide full-service solutions, whether you’re a small business or Fortune 500 company. AMI has served more than 3 million attendees in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, healthcare, commercial real estate, retail and investment banking. We help you connect with your audience with strategic meetings and events that help educate, build brand loyalty and promote your expertise. View Guest page

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James McPartland

James McPartland (aka "Mac") is the Principal and Chief Inspiration Officer of The JMac Performance Group, a specialized management consulting firm focused on realizing the importance of the human potential in business. He is an entrepreneur, author, international speaker, TV/Radio Host, and noted authority on leadership, team building, corporate wellness, and transformational change. Mac focuses on helping successful leaders transform into their 'best' by achieving positive lasting change in behavior (and results) for themselves, their people, and their teams. As a consultant and speaker, he has worked with senior executives in organizations from Fortune 500 corporations including; The Dow Chemical Company, IBM, Allergan, Technogym, Les Mills International, Spinning and Total Gym, as well as non-profits such as The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. View Guest page

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Claire M. S. Meade

Claire M. S. Meade is a Second Vice President, Financial Planning Specialist with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. She serves on the boards of Success in the City and Bite Me Cancer, and volunteers for N. VA Family Services Training Futures program. Claire is a UVA graduate who is married to her college sweetheart, and together they have two sons, Evan-a rising Kindergartener and Jacob-2 ½. View Guest page

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Mark Merrill

Mark Merrill is the founder and president of Family First, a national non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the family. Mark hosts the Family Minute with Mark Merrill, a nationally syndicated daily radio program. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, numerous ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC network affiliates and national radio programs. His comments and writings have appeared in publications including USA Today, the Washington Times, and Sports Illustrated. Mark is also the author of a new book, All Pro Dad—Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids. As an energetic advocate for the family, Mark speaks at conferences and events hosted by major companies and organizations, NFL teams, as well as special engagements for dignitaries. Before founding Family First in 1991, Mark practiced law in Florida for seven years. Mark and his wife, Susan, live in Tampa, Florida and have five children. http://www.allprodad.com/ View Guest page

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Daniel Milstein

Daniel Milstein is founder, president and CEO of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group. Milstein led the company to the Inc 500 list and one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Gold Star has more than 500 employees in 48 offices across the U.S. and has been named a Top Workplace in Michigan for four years by the Detroit Free Press. Milstein holds an honorary doctorate and BBA in business management from Cleary University, Ann Arbor, from which he graduated with honors. He is the author of The ABC of Sales: Lessons from a Superstar, which in March 2012 sold 10,000 copies and became the #1 sales book on Amazon.com and the thirty-first top seller of all eBook sales. For more information visit http://www.danmilstein.com View Guest page

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Tim Nybo

After graduating from University, Tim Nybo and Nick Ramil decided to embark an adventurous business path. Rather that pursue the traditional corporate path, they packed their belongings and moved half-way around the world to Guangzhou, China. They didn't know what they were going to do. They just knew China was a new frontier with a booming economy. Tim and Nick have been living and working in Guangzhou for three years. Admittedly, moving from the comfort of their home to a culture completely different was a challenge. Once they got over the initial culture shock, their lifestyle evolved into something stimulating and new. Simple activities such as grocery shopping or going to work turned into wild adventures. They founded Royal American Wines, which represents and distributes American wineries in China and provides Chinese businesses consulting services; and World of Wine, a video based wine education membership site. Visit their website www.theelevatorlife.com/ View Guest page

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Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole

Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole is an internationally recognized Forensic Behavioral Consultant who regularly works with corporations, government agencies, law enforcement, educational institutions, mental health and the media. She specializes in the recognition and assessment of concerning, troubling and dangerous behaviors that, if unaddressed, can have a wide range of serious consequences from loss of business and revenue to loss of lives. Dr. O’Toole served as an FBI Agent for nearly 28 years. For more than half of that time, she worked in the Bureau’s prestigious Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), the Unit featured in the hit TV series Criminal Minds. As one of the senior and most accomplished agents in the BAU, Dr. O’Toole consulted on many of the FBI’s highest profile and most complex cases, including extortions, workplace violence threats, targeted violence against public and private institutions, homicides and others. Please visit her website www.DangerousInstincts.com View Guest page

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Dr. Beth Onufrak

Dr. Beth Onufrak is a Clinical Child Psychologist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. With a doctorate from the University of Florida (1993), she specializes in young children in the critical preschool & primary years. Dr. Onufrak is a speaker, blog author and former Head Start consultant and adjunct professor of Psychology. She has been featured on Channel 3TV and Raising Arizona Kids Magazine. Dr. Onufrak is a creative and energetic therapist who engages children on their developmental level and helps adults decode problematic behavior. She helps parents and teachers gain a perspective she calls “ChildSight.” Dr. Onufrak authors her blog A Child in Mind and presents educational lectures for psychiatrists, pediatricians, parents, teachers and counselors. For more information please visit www.DrBethKids.com View Guest page

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Wayne Parker

Wayne Parker has spent over 30 years in local government management and has worked as a consultant and trainer dealing in work-life balance and other career focused issues. In Wayne's professional work, he has helped employees, clients and organizations improve their focus at home and balance their work and family lives. He has been married for 34 years and has five children ranging n age from 20 to 32. Wayne has been a religious leader assigned to help families in crisis and is very involved in local service clubs. Wayne has a master's degree from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University with an emphasis in public sector management and organizational behavior. Wayne is a part of About.com focusing on issues related to fathers. For more information please visit www.fatherhood.about.com View Guest page

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Ralph Quintero

Ralph Quintero is the author of Life After Corporate and the founder of The Great Business Project, a specialized media and consulting company that helps entrepreneurs build great businesses and achieve the financial success and freedom they deserve. As a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, in-demand speaker, and coach, Ralph has helped thousands of entrepreneurs around the world get off the "hamster wheel", make more money, spend less time working "in" their businesses and more time focusing on what they are passionate about. Ralph is also the publisher of The Great Business Project Magazine, a magazine by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs that is featured among Apple's Top 10 business and investing magazines for the iPad. Ralph is one of the most sought after experts on the topics of entrepreneurship and business development. Meet Ralph and experience The Great Business Project at www.TheGreatBusinessProject.com View Guest page

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Nick Ramil

After graduating from University, Tim Nybo and Nick Ramil decided to embark an adventurous business path. Rather that pursue the traditional corporate path, they packed their belongings and moved half-way around the world to Guangzhou, China. They didn't know what they were going to do. They just knew China was a new frontier with a booming economy. Tim and Nick have been living and working in Guangzhou for three years. Admittedly, moving from the comfort of their home to a culture completely different was a challenge. Once they got over the initial culture shock, their lifestyle evolved into something stimulating and new. Simple activities such as grocery shopping or going to work turned into wild adventures. They founded Royal American Wines, which represents and distributes American wineries in China and provides Chinese businesses consulting services; and World of Wine, a video based wine education membership site. Visit their website www.theelevatorlife.com/ View Guest page

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Chris Reis

Chris Reis is a devoted husband and father, author, inspirational speaker, and former NFL football player. He is best known for his historic, game-changing play made during Super Bowl XLIV, and ultimately helping to lead the Saints to victory. As the first onside kick recovered before the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl game, NFL.com named Chris’ play one of the “Top 10 Greatest Super Bowl Plays of the Decade” Read his story in the newly released book Recovery of a Lifetime View Guest page

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Mike Reis

Mike Reis is an author, speaker, and master-certified addiction recovery coach. Prior to coaching, Mike enjoyed a hugely successful career in executive sales with companies like Hallmark Cards, PepsiCo, and ConAgra Foods. He is a Certified Master and Professional Coach, and he is also certified in Recovery and Christian Life coaching, all from the World Coach Institute (WCI), where he is also an instructor. Read his story in the newly released book Recovery of a Lifetime View Guest page

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Ray Roberts

Ray Roberts retired after a 9-year career in the NFL with Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions. He has established a reputation off the field as a motivator, speaker and a great leader. Impressively, Ray returned to school in 2006 and earned a Masters Degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington. His peers and the faculty of the master’s program voted him as a top scholar. Following his graduation, he served as a Diversity Specialist at Microsoft. He went on to be the Director of Life Skills for the University of Virginia football team. Ray is now the Assistant Director of the Bridge Ministry, a faith based ministry focused on serving men with life controlling issues. Ray’s passion on and off the field has remained the same he is a true mentor for all he meets. View Guest page

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Jennet Robinson Alterman

Jennet Robinson Alterman is a Non Profit Consultant and Motivational Speaker. Before starting her consulting business in August 2013, Jennet was the Executive Director of the Center for Women, a nonprofit organization serving the Charleston, S.C. Region. Under her tenure the focus of the Center for Women was: helping women start and be successful as small business owners, piloting a $1,000 “microloan” program to assist women‐owned, small businesses, training and inspiring women to leadership positions in business and civic affairs, and helping women find new or better jobs through job counseling and training. In 2013 Jennet was chosen to represent S.C. as the state’s delegate to Vision 2020, a national initiative advancing women’s economic and social equality through collaborations with affiliated organizations and members in 50 states. View Guest page

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Dr. Janet Rosenzweig

Dr. Rosenzweig holds a BS in Family Studies and an MS in Health Education from The Pennsylvania State University. A certified sex educator since 1978, she managed child welfare programs in TN and TX before moving to NJ in 1984, where she earned a PhD in Social Work from Rutgers University. Dr. Rosenzweig left government for Prevent Child Abuse - NJ and served as Executive Director from 2001 - 2007. She earned an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School in 2008, and then joined the faculty of Montclair State University as a Visiting Associate Professor of Child Advocacy. She is currently a national consultant for sexual abuse prevention programs or Prevent Child Abuse - America, and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Rosenzweig is the author of The Sex-Wise Parent: The Parent's Guide Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids about Sex, Abuse, and Bullying. For more information please visit www.SexWiseParent.com View Guest page

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Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin is the Chief Social Marketing Officer of Collective Bias, a Social Shopper Media Company that drives retail sales through the coordinated creation of social media stories. He is a leading social marketing strategist and in March 2009 started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship™. Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine. ROR is the basis of his philosophy…It’s All About Relationships! His book, Return on Relationship, is due to be officially released before the end of the month. Ted's philosophy is "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain." Connect with Ted... http://TedRubin.com or @TedRubin View Guest page

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Chris Ruisi

Chris Ruisi, author of Step UP and Play Big, began his 25 plus year career in the life insurance industry. He joined USLIFE Corporation in June 1974 as Director of Personnel. During his career at USLIFE, he held a number of executive positions as he progressed from Vice President Human Resources to President and COO/CEO (and member of the Office of the Chairman and Board of Directors). USLIFE was acquired by American General Corporation (AGC), a $3 billion project he quarterbacked. He remained with AGC as President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors of two of its operating subsidiaries until May,1998. Chris is an experienced business professional with an exceptional record of leadership. He mentors and guides executives and business leaders to find their “stretch” point to learn the full measure of their capabilities. He helps them to “master being comfortable feeling uncomfortable.” For more information please visit www.chrisruisi.com View Guest page

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Jamila Sams

Jamila is the Program Director for Mentor Foundation USA where she leads the organization in developing and maintaining corporate relationships with local area schools in Washington, D.C. Jamila brings more than ten years of experience in the field of education and administration. View Guest page

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Alexzandra Shade

As the Director of Development for Mentor Foundation USA, Alexzandra discovers and develops effective methods for growing company assets. She is a results-oriented executive with an exceptional record of partnership growth and retention. View Guest page

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Linda Sivertsen

Linda Sivertsen is a New York Times bestselling author, who midwifes bestselling books, 6 and 7 figure book deals, leads bi-monthly writing retreats in Carmel by the Sea, CA, and is also the co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. Linda and her work have been featured on CNN, E!, Extra, the NY Post, New York Times, Family Circle, Teen Vogue, and The Huffington Post. Most recently, she’s been covered in Forbes.com and her blog has received the “Best of The Web” nod from the Daily Muse. Linda’s success stemmed from a childhood dream to write books. In the beginning of her writing career, Linda had no publishing connections, money or platform. Once an established author, she began her Carmel Retreats to create more community in her life. Please visit her website www.bookmama.com View Guest page

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Susan Smith Blakely

Susan Smith Blakely, Esquire, is a nationally-recognized author, speaker and consultant on issues related to women lawyers and law students. She is the author of Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishers 2009), and her new book on the work-life struggle for women lawyers, Best Friends at the Bar: The New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer, was released by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business in July 2012. She has more than 25 years of experience in public service and private practice at all levels, including associate, counsel and partner. Ms. Blakely is a graduate with distinction from the University of Wisconsin and from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a teaching fellow. Please visit Susan's website www.bestfriendsatthebar.com View Guest page

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Wayne Stofsky

Wayne Stofsky, has a Master of Science Degree in Sports Administration, and is President of Cooper City Optimist Club (CCO), a youth sports organization that runs seven different sports and has over 5,000 annual registrations. As a player, Wayne played professionally for the Salt Lake City Trappers of the Pioneer League and was a player/coach for Piacenza Red Devil Baseball in the Italian League. In college, Wayne played for Louisiana State University and was part of two College World Series teams coached by Hall of Famer Skip Bertman and in 1990 was named a Pre-Season All-America by ESPN. Wayne Stofsky, as owner and director of the Broward Baseball Academy, strives to have the premier baseball and softball training facility in South Florida. The program helps players improve their skills, teaches them to respect the game and makes sure they have fun. It is perfect for the beginner as well as the high-level competitive player. www.browardbaseballacademy.com View Guest page

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Barbara Strom Thompson

Barbara Strom Thompson is a Child Development Specialist with over three decades of experience in the fields of child advocacy and family life. Her experience ranges from administering day care licensing programs and supervising a state licensing program to consulting on employer-supported child care programs and teaching at the university level. She holds a MA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati and a MA in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University, where her research examined the influence of societal violence on play in early childhood. Since 1990, Thompson has worked in private practice in the Washington, DC area, focusing on parent education, program evaluation and staff training, worksite seminars on family life issues, and individual consultations with parents, teachers, and school administrators. Her goal is to help parents, families, and schools navigate the normal developmental issues that arise from birth to age 12. View Guest page

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Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards specializes in social and emotional intelligence research and development. She runs ScienceOfPeople.org, a website where readers can find the most interesting research on human behavior in an easy and relatable format. She wrote her first book when she was just 16, and just released a second book on how parents can use emotional intelligence to better understand their children. Her company also works with brands and individuals to help them use social intelligence and human lie-detection to improve hiring, sales and negotiation. Vanessa's unique approach has been featured by CNN, CBS Miami, Fox New York, Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, and is the two times winner of the Moms Choice Award. Please visit Vanessa Van Edwards's (formerly Vanessa Van Petten) websites www.RadicalParenting.com and www.DreamUpLabs.com View Guest page

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Dr. Fran Walfish

Dr. Fran Walfish is the top leading child and family psychotherapist and author in Beverly Hills, California. In addition to her thriving private practice, Dr. Walfish was on clinical staff in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 15 years. She was a school psychologist and recently completed her 4 year-term as Chair of the Board of The Early Childhood Parenting Center founded at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. Dr. Walfish has her own weekly Q & A in The Beverly Hills Courier and is featured in every issue of Parents Magazine “Ask The Experts”. She is an expert contributor to NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, KCBS2 News, The Doctors CBS, NPN - national syndicated network, ABCNews.com, NBCNews.com, FoxNews.com, and many sites. Dr. Fran’s current book is The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building A Better Bond with Your Child, Please visit her website www.DrFranWalfish.com . View Guest page

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Tom Watson

A highly successful business leader and a dynamic international speaker and consultant, Tom Watson is dedicated to inspiring people to strive for excellence in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. A serial entrepreneur, Tom is the owner and founder of Recreation Excellence, a highly successful recreation services and facility management company. He also founded and leads Your Better Life, a company committed to empowering people to achieve balanced success, both at work and at home. Testament to Tom's positive attitude, resilience, competitive spirit and commitment to helping people live a better life is his heart-warming life story, Man Shoes. As Tom describes in Man Shoes, he has experienced a rich life brimming with love, tempered by heartache and loss, cemented by traditions, and enriched with laughter and shared stories. Tom now resides with his wife Kathy, three sons Brad, Kelly, and Jordan, and dog Radar in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. View Guest page

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Gabrielle Jordan Williams

Gabrielle Jordan Williams is an amazing youngster! She became an entrepreneur at the age of 9, author of The Making of a Young Entrepreneur: A Kid’s Guide To Developing The Mind-Set For Success and inspirational speaker at the age of 11. From the time Gabrielle was old enough to open her eyes, she had an attraction to the shiny things in life. She began creating jewelry at the age of 7 and has aggressively pursued her craft with the passion of a seasoned pro. Founded in 2009, Gabrielle’s jewelry company, Jewelz of Jordan, sells beautiful semi-precious, Swarovski and pearl jewelry for both women and girls which includes a elegant mother-daughter matching jewelry line. Gabrielle and her mother, Marcella Mollon-Williams come from a long line of entrepreneurs. Gabrielle is a Middle School Honor Roll student, a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and serves as Vice President of the National Junior Honor Society. Visit her website: http://www.gabriellejwilliams.com View Guest page

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Cali Williams Yost

Cali Williams Yost is founder and CEO of the Flex Strategy Group / Work Life Fit Inc. Cali believes when business and people partner, they create award- winning flexible workplaces that achieve high performance and work+life well being. Cali has spent two decades helping hundreds of organizations adapt their strategies and cultures to the new reality of work, and has given thousands of individuals the modern tools and skills to take control of their work+life fit and find success, on and off the job. Her pioneering work+life “fit” how-to advice for individuals can be found in the recently released, Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day, and in the critically-acclaimed, Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You. A former commercial banker and graduate of Columbia Business School, Cali is a crusader for the many ways businesses and employees benefit from a coordinated, strategic approach to work flexibility. www.flexstrategygroup.com View Guest page

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Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD

Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD is an executive coach, author, speaker and founder of Human Capital Integrated (HCI), a firm focused on team, management, and leadership development. Dr. Woody is a CEC certified professional coach trained in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. His book, The YOU Plan: A 5-step guide to Taking Charge of Your Career in the New Economy, is Amazon’s top-selling job hunting book. Dr. Woody also writes a weekly column called The Career Hot Seat featured on FoxBusiness.com since 2010. Dr. Woody is a regular guest expert on Fox Business Network’s Career Accelerator with host Lauren Simonetti to talk about workplace issues and has appeared nationally on The TODAY Show, LIVE w/ Regis & Kelly, Fox & Friends, Fox News America’s News HQ (Sunday), CNN International, MONEY w/ Melissa Francis, First Business, The Better Show, and Daytime. Visit his websites: www.DrWoody.com and www.humanCapitalIntegrated.com View Guest page

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Sandra Yancey

Sandra Yancey is an award winning entrepreneur; international business owner, ABC radio show host, author, movie producer, speaker and philanthropist who is dedicated to helping women achieve and succeed. She is the Founder & CEO of eWomenNetwork, the #1 resource for connecting and promoting women and their businesses in North America. She founded her company in 2000 in a room above the garage of her Dallas, Texas suburban home with limited entrepreneurial experience. Today, her company is a multi-million dollar enterprise in six countries with 118 chapters helping thousands of women launch, grow and scale their businesses. Sandra is the recipient of countless business awards, including recognition by the International Alliance for Women as one of the "World’s 100 Top Difference Makers.” She also is the co-founder of MyGLOW.Net, an international authentic, heart-centered social network for women. Please visit Sandra’s website www.ewomennetwork.com View Guest page

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Why Fatherhood Matters

March 14, 2013
Hosted by Chris Efessiou

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The importance of fatherhood has gained national attention for very alarming statistics. The absence of fathers in America has reached epidemic levels. Children need the love, acceptance and guidance from their fathers as well as their mothers in order to feel secure, develop and thrive physically, emotionally, and educationally. If we are concerned about kids, we need to be concerned with what is happening with their dads. The National Fatherhood Initiative was founded to address this very issue and uses a three "E" strategy to accomplish father involvement: Educate, Equip and Engage. Join me and my guest Vincent DiCaro, Vice President of Development and Communications at the National Fatherhood Initiative, on Thursday, March 14 at 3 PM PT–6 PM ET

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Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

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Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood will be a light-hearted show discussing serious issues aimed to encourage, inspire, teach and support parents in applying their business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships. It will also discuss the use and usefulness of proper parenting skills as training to entering or re-entering the workforce. Chris along with his guests will share unique principles, how-to’s, ideas, methods, expertise, humor and personal experiences to best serve the needs of the listeners. You will have an opportunity to suggest topics that you want us to discuss and as a result our show will always be relevant to you.

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Chris Efessiou

Chris Efessiou is an entrepreneur, business leader, international speaker, mentor, professor, father, and author of the highly acclaimed book “CDO: Chief Daddy Officer.”

In the past 20 years Chris Efessiou has founded, co-founded, developed, and managed multiple successful enterprises—all the while being a committed and present single parent.

Widely known for his business acumen, empowering management style, and out of the box thinking, Chris is committed to inspiring and guiding working parents to attain success at work and at home.

Through a variety of activities, including speaking, coaching, consulting and his book, he clearly defines the fundamentals of solid leadership critical in both arenas, and provides tools, tips and advice on how to transfer business skills to the business of parenthood and personal relationships.

A sought after mentor and teacher, Chris is a visiting professor and guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions, including George Mason University’s School of Management, and Northeastern University.

A business leader and advocate, Chris serves as member of the Management Committee of the Small Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce, is an advisor to corporate and academic boards, and a director on academic and charitable organization boards. He is a sought after keynote speaker on topics related to Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Using Business Skills for Personal Relationships.

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