September 23, 2016
Hosted by Hemda Mizrahi

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Is your personal credit score reducing your employment options, and your ability to purchase property or make other investments? Would you like to start a business in the United States? Since your credit score has a key impact on the opportunities you have to advance your lifestyle and business, this episode will focus on what you can do to improve your credit profile. If you’re an entrepreneur, or are planning to do business in the United States, you’ll learn how to obtain credit, even if you are not a U.S. citizen. Better understanding how the credit systems works will enable you to build and repair credit, and secure competitive funding for your business!

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Hemda Mizrahi

Hemda Mizrahi, Ed.M., M.A., is a Board Certified Coach who specializes in executive and leadership development. Using the tools she has gained from her training in mediation, image consulting, and as a certified wellness coach and licensed therapist, she partners with clients on issues related to career transition, lifestyle management, and performance. As an organizational effectiveness consultant, Hemda collaborates with businesses to address gaps in the employee and customer experience. Her coaching, consulting and radio talk show roles are informed by her managerial experience in healthcare and higher education, participation on advisory boards, and entrepreneurship expertise. Hemda earned Master’s degrees in Organizational and Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. She is certified in the research-based 360-degree feedback assessments developed by the Center for Creative Leadership.

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Ayda Akbelen, LMHC, is the founder of Life Work Solutions. Ayda integrates lessons from both life and work to help entrepreneurs and corporate executives to design and implement solutions for personal growth, and for the development of their careers and businesses. Formerly the Vice President of Career Services at Citibank, Ayda’s expertise as a corporate executive is complemented by her experience as an entrepreneur consulting to small and large businesses. She is licensed as a mental health professional in the State of New York. View Guest page

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Larisa Alonso, MS, CNS, LN

Larisa Alonso is a licensed nutritionist in Washington and Florida, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist. She is the founder of Nutritional Vitality, whose mission is to optimize health and wellness through nutrition and integrative healthcare modalities. Larisa is the nutritionist for the South Beach Clinic in Miami Beach and formerly served as a nutritionist with Canyon Ranch. She is trained in Asian massage and holds an MS in Nutrition and Immunology. Larisa has published on food allergies and the relationship between nutrition and prostate cancer. She was on the editorial staff of The Original Internist, the official publication of the American Integrated Medical Association. Larisa worked in the dietary supplement industry, on product development, physician training, and nutrient protocols. Her approach takes into account the unique biochemistry of each person, with a view that proper nourishment is key to optimal wellness. View Guest page

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Pat Baxter, Ed.D., CSA, MS

Pat Baxter, Ed.D., CSA, MS, is an influential thought leader and organizational consultant with a global view. Her mission is “to connect people to people, people to learning, and people to leadership.” Pat uses her extensive coaching and consulting experience to facilitate high-impact change in organizations while enabling them to retain valuable talent. As a people development leader in Fortune 500 companies, she delivered results for companies in financial services, IT, and retail. Her passion is to help more women move into leadership roles. Dr. Baxter holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the City University of New York. She is certified in well-known personality and competency assessments. A recipient of the Society of Emotional Intelligence Ambassador Award in 2015, she is a well-regarded speaker. Her book “Cool Change: Turning Emotions into Leadership Strengths©” was published in 2016. View Guest page

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Sarah Beaulieu

For over fifteen years, Sarah Beaulieu has helped leaders and organizations expand their networks, launch strategic partnerships, and create social change. She is founder of The Enliven Project, a campaign to bring sexual violence out of the closet and more truth-telling to the world. Sarah is a board member of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and a passionate advocate about ending sexual violence. Sarah served as Senior Advisor to Opportunity Nation, a campaign to increase economic opportunity in America, and previously held senior fundraising positions at Boston College and Brown University. Sarah can be reached through View Guest page

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Alan Bienstock, MD, MPH

Alan Bienstock, MD, MPH, is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He graduated from the prestigious Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. B completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. His specialties are body sculpting for massive weight-loss patients, lip suspension, and facial rejuvenation using invasive and non-invasive approaches. Dr. B’s talents in painting and drawing, developed during childhood, contribute to his artistic philosophy and enhance his ability to bring out beauty and harmony in his patients. He is passionate about educating his patients on his approach to medicine, where cosmetic and plastic surgery meet health and wellness to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Dr. B launched COSMEDIXonCALL, through which he provides house calls for non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox and Juvederm. Benefits include an exclusive quality of care in the convenience, comfort and privacy of a patient’s home or office. View Guest page

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Christopher Bishop

Christopher Bishop is the poster child for how today’s learners will work in the 21st century’s workplace. He has had seven careers since graduating from Bennington College with a degree in German literature. Chris was a touring rock musician (played bass with Robert Palmer), jingle producer (sang on the first Kit Kat jingle “Gimme A Break”), and website project manager (developed Johnson & Johnson’s first corporate website). He then spent 15 years at IBM. While at Big Blue, Chris worked in various strategy and marketing roles, including providing social media support to the executive in charge of the IBM Foundation. Chris is also member of the board of TEDxTimesSquare and gave a talk at their April 2013 event on the topic of *Openness.” He writes, consults and speaks about “improvising careers” at universities and industry conferences. Learn more about his work at and follow him on Twitter @chrisbishop. View Guest page

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Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher, author of “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work,” is an entrepreneur and CEO with over 20 years of experience in building cohesive intergenerational work teams that get a lot done well and have fun at the same time. An acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems, Lee founded Double Forte in 2002 as a new kind of Public Relations and Marketing Services agency designed to work with good people, doing good work for good companies. Her clients span well-loved brands and hot technology startups in the San Francisco Bay area, Boston, New York, and Europe. Double Forte is not her first rodeo. In leading large, medium, and small-sized teams and companies, she's learned a lot that she shares freely with others in the hopes that everyone can reduce drama in the workplace. Lee also created EverythingSpeaks, a handy desktop guide to manners that matter in the office. View Guest page

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Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline is a career and business expert, writer, speaker and co-founder of SixFigureStart®. Prior to launching SixFigureStart® in 2008, Caroline spent 15 years in strategy consulting, executive search and Human Resources. She has been a repeat guest on CBS, CNN, CNBC and Fox Business and has been quoted in BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Fortune, Inc, MORE, Newsweek, NPR, Real Simple, and Success Magazine. Caroline is a career columnist for, and She is the author of three books: “Jump Ship: 10 Steps To Starting A New Career” (2015, Forbes); “Six Steps To Job Search Success” (2011, Flat World Knowledge); and “How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times” (2010, Two Harbors Press). A classically trained pianist at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, Caroline stays active in the arts, performing stand-up comedy. Learn more about her work at View Guest page

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Haig Chahinian

Haig Chahinian is a career counselor in New York City. He has developed and facilitated innovative career management programs for global firms such as JPMorgan Chase and Shearman & Sterling, and higher education institutions like New School University and Columbia Business School. As the host of the cable access talk show, “Career Talk Live,” Haig has brought his expertise to the public. His writing has appeared in Salon, the Washington Post, and Cosmopolitan. He's working on a memoir. Follow him @chahinian on Twitter. View Guest page

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Janet Chimino, LCSW

Janet Chimino is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in private practice for 26 years. Her diverse practice includes adults, adolescents, and children. She earned a Master’s degree in clinical social work from Adelphi University and is certified in Applied Positive Psychology. Janet integrates the theories and tools of positive psychology both therapeutically and in working with groups and individuals in business settings to improve life satisfaction and career success. She lives on Long Island with her husband and daughter. Janet loves the outdoors, the beach, biking, and skiing. View Guest page

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Ty Crandall

Ty Crandall is an internationally known speaker, author, and an expert on credit building, scoring, and repair. He is the CEO at Credit Suite, where he created and continues to grow one of the biggest and most credible business coaching operations in the U.S. Ty made a big mistake 8 years ago that caused him to lose everything and almost file for bankruptcy. He has found huge success helping families, professionals and businesses learn from his mistake. As the author of two best selling credit books, Perfect Credit, and Business Credit Decoded, Ty teaches how to clear debt. With Credit Suite, he consults with and advises some of the largest finance companies and lenders in the nation on business credit building and scoring. Ty is also one of the most popular speakers at the Credit Boot Camp, which is held twice a year. View Guest page

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Nicole Cutts, Ph.D

Psychologist, success coach, motivational speaker, and author Dr. Nicole Cutts of Vision Quest Retreats and Cutts Consulting, LLC enjoys taking audiences to the “Aha” moment, helping them identify blocks, spark a change in attitude and behavior and ramp up personal performance. Whether leading a retreat, addressing students, in the conference setting or in a company boardroom, she is relatable, demystifying behavioral psychology principles to create a bridge for effective action and success. As a master facilitator, executive coach, and keynote speaker, Nicole has helped students, executives, managers, and teams at Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofits. She is a frequently quoted expert on success in national publications. Nicole is the author of “The Adventures of Isabelle Book I: The Embryo Goddess and the Morpho,” a heroine’s quest adventure novel with a purpose. She can be contacted for speaking engagements and coaching at View Guest page

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Steve Davis

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Clinton E. Day, MBA

Clint Day serves as Entrepreneur in Residence at State College of Florida. He was a serial entrepreneur who founded three insurance entities in Florida and Georgia. Professionally qualified by the AACSB business school association, Clint holds an MBA in entrepreneurship. He has been certified by the Babson SEE, Kauffman Ice House, UF Experiential Classroom, Lean Launch Pad, and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship courses. He wrote the entrepreneurship quick study guide for Bar Charts, Inc., “Set Your Own Salary,” a how-to entrepreneurship book, and “ Understanding Lean Startup,” the anthology for evidenced-based entrepreneurship. As a Vietnam veteran, he trains Florida veterans and active military in entrepreneurship under a state grant using lean startup. View Guest page

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Jeni Denhof

Jeni Denhof is a Program Manager at Circle Surrogacy. Previously an elementary school teacher and business owner, Jeni became passionate about surrogacy over the course of her own surrogacy journey – carrying twins for a couple from New York City in 2011. Jeni joined Circle Surrogacy ( in April of 2012, shortly after her surrogate twins were born, and since then has held several roles with Circle, including Outreach Coordinator, Surrogate Coordinator, Program Coordinator, and Program Manager. These roles have offered Jeni a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with intended parents, surrogates, and egg donors as all parties come together to help create or expand a family. Jeni is incredibly proud to share her personal experience as a surrogate, broadened by the perspective she has gained through her multifaceted work in the surrogacy field. View Guest page

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Debra Duneier

Debra Duneier is a Feng Shui Master Practitioner, an accredited LEED® Green Associate, Certified Eco-Designer and NYS licensed Real Estate Broker. Ms. Duneier is the creator of the EcoChi® system of design and President of EcoChi LLC, a full service sustainable interior design company with a focus on wellness and the human experience. Her training, background and perspective have made her a resource on topics including: Feng Shui, Real Estate, Wellness and Green Design for media outlets including Martha Stewart Radio, Brokers Weekly, Social Life Magazine,, CNBC, MSNBC, CBS,,,, Better Homes and Gardens TV, and the Associated Press. Debra is the Feng Shui expert on the Reality TV show “Natural Reboot” on the Z Living Network. She finds grounding in nature, friends and family in her North Fork, Long Island home in New York. View Guest page

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Joshua Ehrlich, Ph.D

Josh is a senior advisor and coach who helps leaders drive innovation and change. His clients include more than 50 of the Fortune 100. He is a leading authority on succeeding in demanding environments and an expert on mindful leadership. His research at Yale and NYU clarified the physiological mechanisms by which stress impairs effectiveness. Based on his findings, he helps individuals, teams and organizations develop their engagement, resilience and strategic/innovative thinking. Josh is the Chairman of the Global Leadership Council—an international network of specialists in leadership and organizational transformation. He trains coaches and mentors, and serves as a Master Coach Supervisor for the European Coaching & Mentoring Council. He has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal and NPR. He advises the Aspen Institute and is a featured speaker on Board effectiveness at Stanford. Josh is the author of Mindshifting: Focus for Performance (Steiner Books). View Guest page

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William B Eimicke, PhD

William B. Eimicke, Ph.D., is a professor of practice in international and public affairs and the founding director of the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Eimicke has directed major executive training programs through the Picker Center, including those for Hong Kong civil service leaders, Malaysian policymakers, Northern Ireland community builders, and executive managers in Guangdong. His former roles include NYC Deputy Fire Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Policy, NYS Commissioner of Housing, and Director of Fiscal Studies for the NYS Finance Committee. He served on the transition teams for NYS Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor-elect Giuliani, and is a key economic development advisor to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo. With a Ph.D. in Public Administration, Dr. Eimicke has taught in Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai. He received the Columbia University President’s Global Innovation award. View Guest page

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Jill Elliot, DVM

Jill Elliot, DVM is a holistic and conventional veterinarian who has practiced in New York City for over 20 years. She graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, and started her own practice, “NY Holistic Vet,” in 1998 after working at the A.S.P.C.A. for three years. Dr. Elliot has lectured on holistic medicine throughout her career, and is a contributor on “pet” issues to She has appeared on numerous radio and public television shows. She studied homeopathy with Dr. Richard Pitcairn, PHD, DVM, in Boulder, CO, received advanced homeopathy training in London, and attended a homeopathy school in New York for three years. She offers homeopathic, as well as chiropractic and low-level (cold) laser treatments. She invites you to contact her through her website, by calling 212-741-4000, or emailing her at View Guest page

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Rob Fortier

Rob Fortier helps right-brain people succeed in a rational, left-brain business landscape. Using his innovative and humorous approach to the challenges faced by small and creative companies, Rob coaches entrepreneurs to create, sell and win. Leading with the motto, “Run your art like a business, and your business like an art,” he guides both creatives and aspiring creatives from art and business settings to bring out the best in themselves and their work, whether in the studio, on stage, or in the boardroom. Rob is the co-author of “Pushing the Envelope: The Greeting Card Manufacturer’s Guide to Working with Sales Reps, and Showtime! The Greeting Card and Gift Company’s Guide to Trade Show Success” (Center Aisle Press). Rob serves his clients and audiences by drawing on nearly 10 years of creative design and greeting card industry experience, as well as his former career in theater. You can find Rob through his website at View Guest page

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Anika Gakovic, Ph.D

Anika has fifteen years of experience in leadership development, change management, team effectiveness, employee engagement, and strategic planning. She led Organizational Effectiveness at OppenheimerFunds, and worked in Learning and Development at New York Life, HSBC and UBS. Anika completed her Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology at the University of Houston. She has presented at conferences including the Conference Board, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and National Foreign Trade Council. She published articles for the Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Organizational Development Journal. Anika's presentations and publications focus on executive development, employee engagement and motivation, and driving people strategy through learning and change management. Anika served on the Board of Directors for the New York HR Planning Society and is a coach for the Business Plan Competition at the NYU Stern School of Business. View Guest page

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Scott Gerson

Scott Gerson is the Founding President of Focus Capital Markets, a global financial and technology executive search firm. The Firm’s trademark, "Where Wall Street and Technology Meet," is known throughout the world. As a career consultant, Scott counsels CFO's and HR managers of New York's top investment firms on hiring and market intelligence. The strategy of long-term investing is a distinguishing characteristic of both his business success and personal fulfillment. Scott has lived in the same home for 21 years, been married for 35, and has worked in his mid-town Manhattan office for 38 years. A golfer, weight-training enthusiast, regular swimmer, and avid spinner, Scott sees life at 63 as just getting started. Learn more about his company at View Guest page

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Allison Hamilton-Rohe

Allison Hamilton-Rohe is a Personal Style Coach living in Leiden, The Netherlands. It's her passion to help you define your inner beauty and translate it into a personal style you can inhabit with ease. She believes everyone can feel beautiful and confident everyday. A third-culture kid, she was born in Brussels, grew up in London and Washington, DC and has traveled to over 66 countries and states, so she knows from personal experience the power of a great first impression. She graduated with honors from Cornell University, and enjoyed a successful corporate career. When she had her first child, she decided to leave corporate, study image at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and start her own company, DailyOutfit. Through her work, she has helped clients elevate their lives through promotions, proposals and career change. Her work is transformational and, in the words of a client, “fascinating and insightful.” Learn more about her services at View Guest page

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Daniel "The Honey Badger" Hayes

Daniel Hayes is a top ranked middleweight boxer. A gifted athlete, he began playing basketball at the age of 8, and developed an agility in multiple sports, including soccer, football, track and field, baseball, and swimming. As a high school senior, he was recruited to play basketball for NCAA Division 1 and 2 schools. Dan attended Thompson Rivers University on an athletic scholarship, changing his major from kinesiology to theatre after an acting class ignited a new passion. Having been a published print model since 17, he was no stranger to the camera. Furthering his studies at prestigious acting schools, he was featured in popular And1 and Nike commercials. Dan became a mixed martial arts fighter, earning belts in four martial arts, and eventually landing a spot on Trinidad & Tobago’s national boxing team. Currently on his World Championship journey, he fights out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club and is launching a boxing fitness and recovery studio in Los Angeles. View Guest page

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Jay Heller, DC

Dr. Jay Heller is a licensed chiropractor in New York State who has been in private practice for over 26 years. He has provided pain relief and enhanced healthcare to tens of thousands of patients. Dr. Heller graduated with honors from New York Chiropractic College, where he received the prestigious Technic Award for his distinguished skillfulness in chiropractic care. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Heller was a high school teacher in Brooklyn. He was also an award winning track and field coach with teams ranked on the national level. His avid interest in sports and athletics influences his chiropractic and pushes him to explore cutting edge therapies. He was the first chiropractor in New York City to treat soft tissue injuries using the Erchonia cold laser. Dr. Heller has a keen interest in diet and nutrition and has lectured extensively on topics related to wellness. Visit to find out more about his private practice. View Guest page

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Jim Hohl

Jim Hohl is the CEO and Co-Founder of Visify, a New York City based digital agency that helps small growing businesses leverage the power of digital marketing to generate leads, add clients and increase revenue. He has been in marketing since 1991, working on hundreds of campaigns for businesses ranging in size from The United Nations, Cushman & Wakefield and Subway to solo business owners and everything in between. Jim enjoys learning and challenging himself whenever he can: including spending three years studying and working in Japan, producing a feature film in the Philippines, competing in several Toastmasters competitions, and performing with an improv troupe. He has been an active community member as well, serving on the boards of non-profits such as Marriage Equality NY and New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth. View Guest page

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Julian Hosp, MD

Julian Hosp, MD is an author, entrepreneur and leapfrog high performer. Born in Austria in 1986, he attended high school and played basketball in Nashville, Tennessee. Julian continued his professional basketball career in Austria after moving back to study medicine. He learned to kitesurf in Italy, and was a professional kitesurfer for 10 years, while completing his studies to become a Medical Doctor. After a few months of working as a MD, he decided to start his own business instead, and moved to Hong Kong, where he resides with his fiancé Bettina. Julian runs several on-line and off-line businesses, and is a sought-after public speaker, coach and social-media-strategist for individuals and companies all over the world. He wrote the Amazon best seller “25 Stories I Would Tell My Younger Self." Learn more about him and his work at and View Guest page

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Janet Hussman, M.A.

Janet Hussman is a coach and organizational effectiveness expert. She built and managed the strategic and operational aspects of Training and Development services that improved individual and organizational performance. Janet has been a trusted advisor and coach to all levels of clients at global top tier companies. She has over 25 years of research and practical experience in personal and professional transformation. This includes earning a Masters degree in Organizational Development from Columbia University and being a Nike sponsored long distance runner. Janet is financially independent based on her successful money management and understanding of how to make, grow and invest money. She assesses her clients’ unique priority needs and partners with them to overcome limited beliefs to get desired results. Janet’s consultative approach, coupled with her client service background and creative problem solving make her a valued collaborator in the “Thinking into Results” process. View Guest page

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Dean Hutchison

Dean Hutchison, Esq., is the Director of Legal Services at Circle Surrogacy, one of the largest full service surrogate-parenting agencies in the world. He is also a partner at the Boston law firm, Weltman Law Group and the Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology Law. Dean received his law degree from Suffolk University, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond. Dean has managed hundreds of ART matters over the course of his career and has organized and presented on many panels on the legal aspects of surrogacy and egg donation. He has also been named a Rising Star in Massachusetts Super Lawyer and Boston Magazine every year since 2009. View Guest page

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Dominique Isbecque

Dominique Isbecque founded The Image Resource Center of NY to provide coaching and training on image development, personal presentation, and strategic image communications to individuals, corporations, and image professionals. With over 30 years of leadership experience, Dominique is known as the "coach's coach." She co-founded the Association of Image Consultants Intl., and has instructed thousands of clients, from executives and media personalities to support and sales staff, on perception management, etiquette, professional presence, and personal style. Dominique has designed training programs to improve the customer experience for high-end global brands such as Coach. She is certified in color, image, style, media training, and strategy. Dominique co-authored “The Perfect Fit, How to Start an Image Consulting Business,” and was the first national spokesperson for 1-800-FLOWERS. She facilitates the Image Consulting Certificate Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. View Guest page

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Renita Kalhorn, MBA

Renita is passionate about human performance and helping entrepreneurs to maximize their impact. A Juilliard-trained pianist and martial arts black belt with an MBA from INSEAD, she’s delivered leadership and resilience coaching for Fortune 100 companies, including Deutsche Bank, Pfizer, as well as incubators and accelerators in New York and Paris. Renita trains entrepreneur CEOs, their teams and Navy SEAL candidates to master the mental toughness skills critical to optimal performance under pressure. Learn more about her work at, and listen to her “Mental Toughness for Mavericks” podcast featuring Navy SEAL Mark Divine, self-disruption expert Whitney Johnson, and performance psychologist Dr. Sian Beilock: View Guest page

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Joe Kashurba

Joe Kashurba is the CEO and Founder of Accelerator Consulting, LLC, through which he advises other freelance web designers and digital agency owners on how to develop and scale their businesses. Joe grew the freelance web design business that he started in high school into a digital agency, Kashurba Web Design Group, with a virtual team and clients around the world. He went from building $300 websites to building $30,000 websites and managing six-figure digital advertising budgets for high-end digital marketing clients. Joe has over a decade of experience in the web design and digital marketing space. He has personally sold and built hundreds of websites. As a successful entrepreneur who has been a part of startups that failed, Joe offers valuable insights both on what to do and what not to do in starting or growing your business. View Guest page

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Gerry Kendrick

Gerry Kendrick of the Kendrick-Korant team, brings a unique skill set to CORE, a boutique real estate brokerage firm that is distinguished by a quality-driven, innovative culture in which every client is considered a VIP. His marketing prowess, financial acumen and eye on the market bring a wealth of knowledge to his clients, enabling them to see an investment opportunity from different perspectives. Gerry enjoys the finesse of negotiations and the honor of helping clients to navigate the often-daunting process of buying or selling their homes. View Guest page

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Janet Spencer King

As an independent book editor, Janet Spencer King works with fiction and nonfiction writers. She has edited many fiction genres, including contemporary and historical fiction, fantasy, and mysteries. Janet has worked with nonfiction manuscripts such as memoirs, health and fitness, nutrition, self-help and personal growth, business, psychology, adventure, travel, and more. She started her career in the magazine world; from editorial assistant she eventually achieved the position of editor in chief of three national magazines and wrote hundreds of articles, published in major magazines. Moving into the book side of publishing, Janet authored or co-authored four books, published by major houses. She also owned and ran a literary agency, helping clients craft manuscripts, many of which she was able to sell to leading publishers. From all of this she learned with clarity what makes a good book and how to write and edit one. View Guest page

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Arthur Korant

Arthur Korant is known for providing outstanding service and building long-lasting relationships with both sellers and buyers. After an illustrious career in advertising and marketing, Arthur brought his expertise to real estate and has created unique tools and strategies to help clients optimize their investment decisions. These include a detailed analysis of readying a home for sale, a step-by-step buying process guide, and the unique buyer/property personality survey that identifies the emotional connections of buyers to their home. The Kendrick-Korant team enjoys healthy referrals and repeat business generated through exceptional professionalism and “beyond ordinary service." View Guest page

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Gary Lennon

Gary Lennon is a writer, producer, and director who has worked on television shows such as “Orange is the New Black,” which won him a Peabody Award, a 2015 Producers Guild Award, and a 2015 Emmy nomination. Gary also wrote on “The Shield and Justified,” for which he was awarded a Peabody Award in 2010, and a Writers Guild nomination and an AFI Award in 2011. His feature films include “Drunks” and “.45.” He is currently writing a pilot for Showtime, a mini-series for Starz, and is completing his new play, “Change,” which will have its world premiere in 2017. Gary' s three produced plays have all sold as films. “Blackout” became the film “Drunks,” starring Richard Lewis, Faye Dunaway and Diane Weist, “.45” was adapted into a film that starred Milla Jovovich. “Dates and Nuts” sold to producer Edward R. Pressman. Gary has also sold feature screenplays to Disney, Universal, Fox, and Intermedia. He is currently an executive producer and writer on POWER for Starz. View Guest page

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Tracy Lin, PT

As a licensed Physical Therapist for over 23 years, Tracy has worked in outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation centers, private practices, nursing homes, and home care. With a focus on the whole person, she specializes in advanced manual therapy techniques. Tracy works at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she treats infant and childhood disorders, as well as teens and adults with musculoskeletal, neurological, post-traumatic, and post-surgical conditions, chronic pain such as fibromyalgia, TMJ dysfunction, migraines, and pregnancy-related issues. She also has a private practice, and treats children who have neurodevelopmental delays like autism, at Rebecca School in New York City. Born in Kent, England, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Northeastern University in Boston. Learn more about Tracy at View Guest page

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Colin Lively

A protégé of beauty industry icons Kenneth Battelle, George Clay, and Leon Amendola, early in his career, Colin Lively drew lines of clients outside of the doors of the first hair salon that employed him. Colin opened “Today’s Headlines Salons” to accommodate this ever-increasing demand, effectively positioning him—and his salon—at the vanguard of the major U.S. cultural and political transformation of the 1970s. Colin pushed the boundaries and changed the culture of hair and style across Cleveland, Palm Beach and Seattle. He was then lured to New York City to serve as the Artistic Director for the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salons, a role he assumed for ten years. Today, Colin is a personal hairstylist to the anointed heads of New York City, Cleveland, and Greensboro. He is also a speaker and consultant to the salon industry. Learn more about Colin at View Guest page

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Damion Lupo

Over the last 25 years, Damion Lupo has started and owned more than 30 businesses, including insurance, precious metals, venture capital, financial consulting, and more than a dozen real estate investment and development companies. He’s also the founder of YokidoTM, his own martial art and holds three other black belts. Damion is a five-time author and sought after financial consultant for real estate investors and business owners. Using a vast knowledge of financial markets, money psychology and pattern recognition, he’s an expert at quickly diagnosing hidden financial cancers with clients and their organizations and rewiring both for success. Damion’s personal philosophy centers on self-responsibility and a conviction that the only path to freedom is through candor, growth and a big vision. That big vision ideal is what drove him to found Total Control Financial in 2016 and design everything around 10X growth and 10X impact for the client, team and shareholders. View Guest page

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Amir Madison

As a former professional arena football player, Amir Madison understands the importance of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and the interconnection between the body and mind. In addressing his own sports-related injuries and goals, and facilitating those of other high performance athletes, Amir was amazed by the restorative and preventative benefits of incorporating yoga into professional training. Combining a passion for athletics with an interest in educating communities about adopting and sustaining a healthy lifestyle, Amir earned certifications in both personal training and RYT200 Hot Yoga. He provides instruction to a variety of groups in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. Amir founded YogiAthlete to foster the integration of yoga into athletic training programs and as a regular health practice for retired athletes, kids and adults. View Guest page

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Doug Motel

As the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Site Optimized (, Doug Motel provides cutting-edge marketing strategies to help companies widen their reach via social media and search engine optimization. Doug specializes in one-on-one virtual meetings to train and strategize on your marketing efforts. A web developer for over 20 years, he is the author of “101 Marketing Tips for Tourism,” and a popular speaker on Internet marketing. He is also a playwright and solo performer who tells stories that touch on the theme of personal growth. Doug’s monologues earned him LA Weekly and Ovation Awards. His TedEx talk “Using the Present to Create our Future” is the basis for his new book, “101 Tips for Playing the Game of Life,” scheduled to be released this summer. View Guest page

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Praveena Nallainathan, JD, MSW

Praveena Nallainathan is a corporate immigration attorney who serves as the co-head of the Immigration and Nationality practice of Proskauer Rose LLP, headquartered in New York City. Praveena values the opportunity to share her surrogacy story and perspective to give hope to other singles and couples who are striving to become parents. Her fertility journey began in 2008 when her daughter, Ayanna, was still born. Subsequently, Praveena (married at the time) endured years of unsuccessful IVF attempts and surgeries. She learned from her doctors that while she was unable to carry a pregnancy to term, she had viable, healthy eggs. Praveena decided that gestational surrogacy was the right option as she sought to become a mother. In 2015, she was matched with a gestational carrier in Minnesota. Praveena’s daughter, Priya, was born on January 4, 2016. Praveena and Priya live in New Jersey. View Guest page

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Erik Newton, JD

As a former family law attorney, Erik describes himself as someone who’s “been through a thousand divorces and still believes in love.” Ushering couples through divorce wasn’t easy for Erik, a romantic from birth, but it turned out to be the ideal medium through which to understand the entire life cycle of a relationship. As a result, Erik has a unique, real-world comprehension of what makes one marriage thrive and another fall apart. During his time as an attorney, Erik founded what became the largest family law firm in the bay area at the time. He also teamed up with a psychologist to lead premarital courses for couples, hoping
to give them the skills they’d need to stay out of his office. Ultimately, his calling to help couples build healthy relationships superseded his legal career, and he decided to dedicate himself full-time to creating a place couples could go for information, inspiration, and a big dose of truth. That’s when Together was born. View Guest page

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Linda Novick, MFA

Linda Novick is an author, teacher, artist, and Kripalu Yoga teacher. She was born in 1946 and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her passion for painting began at age six with her first visit to the Brooklyn Museum. Viewing paintings by Homer, Sargent and Burchfield planted a seed that flowered throughout her life. She has traveled extensively and documented her experiences in watercolors and pastels. Linda led retreats in Peru, India, Italy, and the U.S. At age 50 she became a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor. During her 45-year career, she has taught thousands of people to paint. Her book, The Painting Path: Embodying Spiritual Discovery through Yoga, Brush, and Color, is a soulful guide to painting and yoga experiences, inspirational for beginners and experienced artists alike. To learn more about Linda visit and, or join her painting retreats: and . View Guest page

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Randy Place, MA

Randy Place is a job finding coach, author, writer on career topics, and broadcaster. He also coached executives at JPMorgan Chase, CBS, Pitney Bowes, and other major firms in New York on job finding, communication skills, and sales strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on job finding and sales training nationwide. His nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations in the US. Randy is the author of “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach” and writes about career topics on His articles about job finding have appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly. A former sales executive at NBC, broadcast journalist, and commercials spokesperson, Randy holds a Master’s in Journalism from New York University, and a Bachelor’s in Broadcasting and Sociology from Syracuse University. View Guest page

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Peter Prichard

Peter Prichard is a youth advocate, leadership development consultant/coach, writer, and public speaker. His professional mission is threefold: to lessen the instances of sexual assault on, and use of tobacco products by young people; help leaders to reach their organizational and professional goals; and to provide information that will assist the public in leading peak-performing lives while acting in a way that promotes positive relationships and a healthy world. He has created four publicly available resources that move these goals forward:;; and the novels “Dawn of Hope”, and “Dawn of the Tobacco Wars: The Sequel to Dawn of Hope” View Guest page

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Jen Rachman, MSW

Jen Rachman is a born-and-raised New Yorker. Ovarian cancer, diagnosed when she was 26, left her infertile. She and her husband grieved for years to overcome the loss caused by Jen’s cancer battle. In the Fall of 2010 they decided that the best way for them to start a family was through surrogacy. With the help of Circle Surrogacy, their son was born in February of 2012. Jen’s positive surrogacy experience inspired her to launch a new career. After over a decade in the Social Work field working with children and families, she became an Outreach Coordinator at Circle ( Jen assists and supports intended parents in the process of exploring surrogacy and learning about the joys of building a family through this parenting alternative. She welcomes you to contact her for more information at View Guest page

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Karen Rancourt, PhD

Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D., has over 25 years of experience as a corporate consultant specializing in change management, and as a career and life coach. She is a leading authority on intergenerational relationships, specifically, the dynamics and issues among grandparents, parents, and grandchildren. Writing as “Dr. Gramma Karen,” she is a regular advice columnist for, a national online community for resources, support, and education for young parents, and for GRAND Magazine. Dr. Rancourt was an adjunct associate professor with the New York University Social Sciences, Organizational Behavior and Communication program. She is the author of five books and over a dozen business articles. Her most recent book is, Ask Dr. Gramma Karen, Volume II: Savvy Advice to Soothe Parent-Grandparent Conflicts. She is currently working on a book on relationships. Learn more about Dr. Rancourt’s work at View Guest page

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Elaine Rosenblum

Elaine Rosenblum, Founder of ProForm U™, is an entrepreneur and visionary at heart. In 2001, foreseeing the impact of technology on communication skills, she founded Courageous Conversation. As part of a second entrepreneurial adventure, five years later, she co-founded Access Test Prep & Tutoring. Elaine now teaches collaborative communication and negotiation skills not only to professionals at all levels but also to budding professionals, including students preparing for college, graduate school, and job interviews. Across careers as an entrepreneur, attorney, teacher, and marketer, Elaine acquired deep experience working at and consulting for corporate organizations from start-ups to Wall Street. View Guest page

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Dave Sanderson

Since the “Miracle on the Hudson,” considered to be the most successful ditching in aviation history, Dave Sanderson has built a career as a motivational speaker, mentor and author. Dave averages over 100 speeches a year for major institutions across the globe. In his presentations, he teaches “The 12 Resources to Create Your Own Personal Flight Plan TM,” precepts that enabled him to become a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world, and ultimately enabled him to survive the plane crash. He has donated his speaker services at countless fundraisers that have raised over $8.56 Million for the American Red Cross, an expression of gratitude for the care he received from the first person he saw after he was rescued: a Red Cross volunteer with a blanket. In his new book, Moments Matter, Dave discusses how to turn a potential tragedy into an opportunity to survive, grow, and add even more value. He can be reached at View Guest page

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Judith Schwarz

Judith Schwarz has been the Clinical Director of End of Life Choices NY (EOLCNY), formerly Compassion and Choices of NY, since 2002. EOLCNY ( is a not-for-profit that provides information, advocacy and support to incurably and terminally ill patients and their families at no charge. Its mission is to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Dr. Schwarz works to facilitate choices and decisions that reflect patients’ wishes and long held values. An expert on ethical and professional issues related to patient self-determination and informed end of life decision-making, she has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed professional journals. She is a nationally recognized expert on the option of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) as a means for capacitated and suffering patients to control the circumstances and timing of death. She invites those with clinical questions to contact her at (212) 252-2015 or View Guest page

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Benson Simmonds

Benson Simmonds is an award-winning actor, acting and life coach, and painter. He is also an award-nominated writer of plays, and author of articles published in national magazines. Benson began his spiritual quest at age 16, when he was driving his mother to work, and their car collided with oncoming traffic. This "accident" was the catalyst for a lifelong pursuit of why things happen, the nature of God, and how/if God punishes or rewards. Benson studied philosophy in college, delving into logic, ethics and science in order to understand how the universe works. He continued to seek answers in the disciplines of Kabbalah, eastern philosophy and the dramatic arts. He has been meditating and learning about mysticism and the nature of joy for 19 years. Benson has developed a simple, fun, effective, and profound system to live a meaningful and happy life without fear of punishment from God. Learn more about his work, and contact him at and View Guest page

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Chanti Smith, CPM, LM, SEP

Chanti Smith is a homebirth midwife, Somatic Experiencing® practitioner, Embodied Anatomy Yoga teacher, infant massage instructor, lactation specialist, western trained herbalist, and bodyworker. She is trained in Castellino Pre and Perinatal Birth Therapy and Holistic Pelvic Care. Chanti specializes in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, abdominal massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Acupressure, and Body Mind Centering. She works with families in the birthing time and individuals in person and on Skype. She also teaches workshops and retreats internationally. To learn more about Chanti and her work, visit View Guest page

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Jaye Smith, MA

Jaye has been guiding people, teams and organizations to be vital and chart a course of action that is fulfilling for them – and produces extraordinary results. She is a co-founding partner of Reboot Partners ( Jaye has led her own consulting firm and worked in corporations as an executive coach, team effectiveness expert, and career and life planning advisor. She is an educator, working with New York University and CUNY, School of Professional Studies She is focusing now on helping Baby Boomers look forward to their next chapter with clear goals and plans, and the support they need. Jaye is also working with her colleagues to support corporations who are facing the loss of, in some cases, up to 60% of their workforces as they retire and the company is phasing into their next chapter too. She balances her life with the work she is passionate about, family and friends, travel, and not-for-profit roles. View Guest page

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Syble Solomon

Syble Solomon is an expert on the psychology of money. As the creator of the innovative Money Habitudes® personality game, author of Inspired Savings, and co-author of Bringing Money Into the Conversation, she helps people understand what motivates their financial choices. Clients are surprised by their insights and say they have the “best conversation ever about money,” one that changes their behaviors. Money Habitudes has been used by hundreds of thousands of people since 2003 and was a Washington Post “selection of the month.” Syble was named Educator of the Year by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and received the Smart Marriage Impact Award from the Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education. She’s been an executive coach and adjunct faculty member with the Center for Creative Leadership for almost 20 years. Read her blog at and visit to take better control of your life and finances. View Guest page

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Joan Sotkin

For over 25 years Joan Sotkin has helped entrepreneurs and practitioners use their inner resources along with practical techniques to experience freedom from struggle personally, professionally, and financially. Thousands have benefitted from her groundbreaking book, “Build Your Money Muscles: Nine Simple Exercises for Improving Your Relationship with Money,” and her ongoing support programs. Joan is a holistic Prosperity and Mindset Mentor and a dynamic, inspiring speaker who brings a depth of knowledge and a huge dose of empathy and compassion to her work. She is THE expert when it comes to understanding how emotions learned in early childhood can affect a person's earning capacity as an adult. Contact Joan, and gain resources to release your blocks to success at View Guest page

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Michael Sottile

Michael Sottile has collaborated on over twenty Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Original musicals include "Oh, Well," "Derin Brockovich," "JOAN," (co-written with two-time Grammy nominee, Ann Marie Milazzo), "The Snowman in the Dunes," and the critically acclaimed "INAPPROPRIATE," a musical based upon the journal entries and poetry of teenagers. Michael's new musical, "One Day", is being produced by Scott Prisand ("Rock of Ages" & "Legally Blonde"), Jamie Bendell ("A Genteman's Guide to Love & Murder") & Big Block Theatricals ("Heathers"). Currently he is composing music and lyrics for a feature film, as well as a virtual reality experience, of a modern-day "A Christmas Carol" and is creating and writing a new musical based on mental illness that is headed to Broadway in 2018. The New York Times has called his work "brilliant and positively transporting," and the New York Post has praised him as "highly original and an artist to watch." View Guest page

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Stanley Teitelbaum, Ph.D

Stanley Teitelbaum, Ph.D., has been a practicing clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in New York City and New Jersey for over 35 years, Specializing in individual, group, and couples therapy, he helps clients to overcome self-defeating behaviors and reroute a pathway toward success. Dr. Teitelbaum’s book, “Illusion and Disillusionment,” serves as a model for examining clients’ illusions versus reality in their approach to stock market investing. He developed a program called “Bear Market Issues and Solutions,” designed to assist wealth managers in dealing with crises that emerge during stormy market conditions. The Program provides guidance on issues like effective client relationship management and communication. Dr. Teitelbaum consults with brokerage firms and their investment teams and private clients with the goal of providing investors and wealth managers with more productive skills for financial success. He invites you to contact him at (212) 689-2266 and View Guest page

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Stanley Teitelbaum, Ph.D.

Stanley H. Teitelbaum is a psychoanalyst specializing in individual, group, and couples therapy. He has written numerous articles in leading mental health publications and is the author of three books: “Sports Heroes, Fallen Idols,” “Athletes Who Indulge Their Dark Side,” and “Illusion and Disillusionment.“ He has appeared on more than fifty national television and radio shows, including ABC’s Nightline with Ted Koeppel, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Court TV. During the last twenty years, Dr. Teitelbaum has been interviewed frequently for newspaper and magazine articles featuring diverse topics related to human motivation, such as “Preventive Strategies in Dealing with Sports Rage,” Women as Targets of Athletes’ Violence,” and “The Importance of Athletes as Role Models and Leaders.” Dr. Teitelbaum earned a B.A. in Psychology from Brooklyn College and both a M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. View Guest page

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Eliot Wagonheim, JD

Eliot is the founder of Wagonheim Law, a business and construction firm based in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Now in his 28th year in practice, he represents small to medium-sized businesses in a wide array of industries in both litigation and corporate matters. Eliot has been selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer and one of SmartCEO Magazine’s Legal Elite as a “go-to” business lawyer. He holds the coveted AV rating (excellent to pre-eminent) compiled by Martindale-Hubbell based on peer review for legal ability and ethical values. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and his blog has been published both regionally and nationally. He is also the author of the “Fire, Aim…Ready” ebook series designed to teach businesspeople and entrepreneurs how to succeed, minimize risk, crush the competition, and sleep better at night. A public speaker, published author, and SmartCEO columnist, Eliot serves as transactional and litigation counsel in multi-million dollar bet-your-company matters. View Guest page

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Colleen D Webb, MS, RDN

Colleen D. Webb, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist, health blogger and speaker with a passion for nutrition, food, and the gut. Colleen specializes in providing personalized nutrition education to people with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease. Her mission is to improve peoples’ lives by empowering them to use food and nutrition to manage their digestive health. When Colleen is not counseling patients with complicated gastrointestinal conditions, she is helping people make sense of the latest nutrition news by writing in her nutrition blog, Eat For Years (, teaching medical students, conducting cooking demonstrations, and training nutrition interns. Colleen holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, where she graduated summa cum laude. View Guest page

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Ari Weller

Ari Weller has been a highly sought after private fitness trainer since 1996. His philosophy and methodology evolved out of traditional bodybuilding, and focuses on developing maximum fitness with minimum wear and tear. His approach reflects the knowledge that training the body in “parts” neglects to address the interrelatedness of the physiological systems. His passion for constant learning guides him to become better at assessing and screening movement, understanding bodily dysfunction, and creating intelligent training programming for his clients. Ari is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC- MBSC) and certified teacher in GYROTONIC ® Method and Pilates Mat. His advanced training also includes Functional Movement Screen™, Neurokinetic Therapy™, Anatomy in Motion, Ki-Hara Resistance Stretch, and EM Technique. His work has been featured in major national publications. In 2013 Ari opened PhilosoFit (, a movement training studio in East Hampton, New York. View Guest page

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