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Luminary Interviews
Inspiration and Insight From Those Truly Living
A Life of "Entrepreneur Excellence"

Luminaries and Icons To Learn From

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Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Reach out to Angela at www.angelamaiers.com
and www.Choose2Matter.org

Angela is considered one of today’s most influential thought leaders in education and transformative thinking. It is fair to say when she speaks, she leaves no room unchanged.

Most recently, she has been named by Forbes as one of the Top 5 Edupreneurs to Watch; by IBM as one of the Top 20 Global Influencers, among the Top 100 Women in Technology by Onalytics, and among the Top 20 Education Thought Leaders by TrustEd.

Angela is the author of nine books, including the highly-acclaimed Genius Matters and Classroom Habitudes.

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Stefanie Gass

Stefanie Gass

Reach out to Stef at www.stefaniegass.com

Stefanie Gass helps mompreneurs create passive income businesses that light them up! Fueled by Jesus, iced coffee, & toddler snuggles, Stef is both an exceptional mama AND an extremely successful entrepreneur.

Stef’s call is empowering women to claim their BEST lives by working less, yet making more. She believes that when we let God's miracles light our path, we will profit from our passions, live proactively, & design a life that fuels our soul. She believes we can actually have it all.

Listen to Stef's podcast, www.stefaniegass.com/podcast.html

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Dana Cavalea

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Connect with Coach Cavalea, https://danacavalea.com

Coach Cavalea is the former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees. He led the team to a World Championship in 2009. That same year he was awarded the Nolan Ryan Award given to the top Strength & Performance Coach in Major League Baseball as voted by his peers. He also works as a performance coach and consultant to Organizations, and some of America's Top CEOs, Executives, and Wall Street Fund Managers & Traders- helping them to optimize performance, productivity, and sales.

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Park Howell

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Park has been in advertising for 30+ years, ran his own agency for 20, and has been steeped in business storytelling for the past 15 years. He now consults, teaches, coaches and speaks internationally helping leaders and communicators rise above the noise of the Attention Economy and be heard using the power of brand and business storytelling.

Connect with Park, https://businessofstory.com

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Tamara Ghandour

Tamara Ghandour

Tamara is an innovation thought leader and the president of LaunchStreet, helping leading companies unlock their innovation advantage. She is the host of the popular Inside LaunchStreet podcast, creator of the proprietary IQE, the only assessment that helps you discover how you naturally innovate. She is a sought after keynote speaker, Crossfit addict and knee-high sock lover.

Connect with Tamara, https://www.gotolaunchstreet.com

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John Livesay, aka The Pitch Whisperer, is a sales keynote speaker and shares the lessons learned from his award-winning sales career at Conde Nast. In his keynote “Better Selling Through Storytelling,” he shows companies’ sales teams how to become irresistible so they are magnetic to their ideal clients. His TEDx talk: Be The Lifeguard of your own life has over 1,000,000 views.

Get John's book, Better Selling Through Storytelling (Text "Pitch" to 66866 for a sneak peek).

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Joey helps companies keep their customers. An award-winning speaker, he shares his First 100 Days® methodology for improving customer experience/ retention with organizations around the world (e.g., Whirlpool, NASA, and Zappos). His Wall Street Journal #2 best selling book Never Lose a Customer Again shows how to turn any sale into a lifelong customer.

Get Joey's Book, Never Lose a Customer Again

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Sharon Spano helps high-level leaders balance the complexity of business in an ever-changing world with their own quest for a meaningful and prosperous life. As a Behavioral Strategist with a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, Sharon leads her clients through specific research-based practices that empower them to adapt, respond, and prosper in complex business environments.

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Beth Buelow

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Beth Buelow, PCC, has spent the past 9 years encouraging introverts to amplify their strengths and create success on their own terms. She is the author of The Introvert Entrepreneur, which was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of 2015 by Inc.com. Her popular podcast, "The Introvert Entrepreneur," came to completion after 172 episodes in December 2018. She’s now focusing her energy on interpersonal communication and conflict resolution projects, which includes her new podcast, "How Can I Say This… .”

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Mark Asquith

Mark Asquith

Mark is a serial entrepreneur who has built globally successful design, marketing, software and digital businesses since he quit his real job in 2005.

Billed as the U.K. podcast expert, Mark is CEO & co-founder of Rebel Base Media, a podcast tech and strategy company that owns Captivate.fm, Poductivity, Podcast Websites, Podcast Success Academy & Rebel Base Studios. He's a wildly approachable Brit and Star Wars/DC Comics geek.

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Andrew is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with 35K+ people at 250+ organizations, including Microsoft and the FBI. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany, and his TEDx talk has been viewed over 5 million times. He has delivered programs in 50 states, 25 countries, and 1 Planet (Earth). He loves the color orange and is obsessed with chocolate.

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Roger is an author and international keynote speaker. He writes the popular blog  Neuromarketing as well as a column at Forbes.com. He is the founder of Dooley Direct, a consultancy, and co-founded College Confidential, the leading college-bound website. He’s been a serial entrepreneur since he left a senior strategy position at a Fortune 1000 company to enter the then-nascent home computer market.

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Stephen Woessner

Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the founder and CEO of Predictive ROI, a digital marketing agency, and the host of Onward Nation - a top-rated daily podcast for learning how today’s top business owners think, act, and achieve -- listened to in 120 countries. Stephen is the author of three books, including the #1 bestseller, “Profitable Podcasting”. His digital marketing insights have been featured in Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

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Tamsen Webster

Tamsen Webster

As a professional "Idea Whisperer," Tamsen helps people find, build, and tell the stories of their ideas. She combined 20 years in brand and message strategy with four years as a TEDx Executive Producer to create The Red Thread®, a simple way to change how people see... and what they do as a result. Today, Tamsen is a globe-hopping keynote speaker who consults with enterprise companies on how to get their big ideas to have the impact they deserve.

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Carolyn Colleen

Carolyn Colleen

Carolyn, speaker, author and coach, was born and raised in the Midwestern US. She describes herself as a FIERCE mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

Out of sheer necessity, Carolyn developed the F.I.E.R.C.E. 5 method, which helped her grow from a downtrodden, scared and ragged victim, standing in a food line at the Salvation Army, to the confident and successful person she is today, living a happy life she never realized she deserved.

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Dave Meltzer

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Dave is currently the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon.

He is an award-winning humanitarian, an international keynote speaker, best-selling author as well as Chairman of the Unstoppable Foundation… and more!

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Melinda Emerson

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Melinda, the “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an expert on small business development and social media marketing.  Melinda publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com. Her advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. Melinda is also the bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months 2nd Edition and her latest book is Fix Your Business.

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Liz Wolfe

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Liz is a skilled and energetic motivational speaker, coach and trainer. For more than 20 years she has inspired hundreds of people with her passionate stand of abundance: “There is plenty for everyone, including me.”

She now coaches entrepreneurs to overcome their self-doubts so they can sell with confidence and create an abundant business.

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John Orian

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John has terrific insight on the whole idea of navigating the second chapter of life (rejuvenation, not retirement).  John helps people focus on the transition from corporate positions to creating a business. His latest venture is PlayAtCreation. It's his primary game to savor life experiences for the 2nd half of life.

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As a small business expert, Barry gets owners growing again by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs, Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners unstuck and marching forward applying simple, strategic steps to facilitate change.

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Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Ryan Vet began his entrepreneurial career with a simple lemonade stand. The lemonade stand was a springboard into multiple ventures from a multi-national marketing firm to software start-ups and many in between. After countless successful start-ups, Ryan was sought after to provide marketing consulting for companies large and small.

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Arjuna Ardagh

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Arjuna is a Radical Brilliance Coach, writer and public speaker, and he was the original founder of Awakening Coaching. He has trained more than 2000 people to become Awakening Coaches over the last 25 years. Arjuna is the author of 9 books, including the 2005 #1 national bestseller The Translucent Revolution, featured in “O” magazine. Better than Sex, is the complete introduction to Awakening Coaching. He co-authored Conscious Men with John Gray.

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Amira Alvarez

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Amira is the founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Woman, a global coaching company helping thousands of ambitious women, entrepreneurs, and self-employed professionals achieve their financial breakthrough. As someone who has made a quantum leap (going from barely making 6-figures to making $700k in one year) and has lived to tell about it, she knows exactly what mindset shifts are required to get out of your own way, master the art of success, and gain the confidence and freedom to keep growing.

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Noah St. John

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Noah is a business and performance coach who’s famous for helping entrepreneurs make money. Since 1997, his coaching clients have added more than $2 BILLION dollars in sales. He is the only author in history to have works published by Hay House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Mindvalley, Nightingale-Conant, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher. His 14 books have been published in 18 languages.

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William Hung

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Imagine mustering the courage to try out for a reality TV show only to bomb the audition in front of millions of viewers. That level of nationwide humiliation would be enough to make even the most confident among us admit defeat. This story is proof that dreams can come true. Although American Idol hopeful William Hung with his off-key rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” never did make it to Hollywood, he overcame the odds to define his own version of success.

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Terri Levine

Terri is the founder of Heart-repreneur® and a business and executive coaching expert. She assists businesses worldwide with growth, sales, and marketing. Her 40 years of business experience encompasses working with 5,000+ business owners. She is also a bestselling author, has her own radio and TV show and is a keynote speaker.

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Ari Meisel

Ari is the best-selling author of “The Art of Less Doing“, and “The Replaceable Founder.” He is a self-described Overwhelmologist whose insights into personal and professional productivity have earned him the title, “The Guru’s Guru.”

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Kerry Walls

Kerry is an experienced business coach and CEO with a unique background in education, small business and counseling psychology. She helps high potential and high performing leaders create breakthrough results in their businesses and careers.

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Vicky Ross

Vicky is a personal development zealot and has authored multiple books, a CD series and several online programs. She’s lived in 8 countries and currently resides in Athens, Greece. Vicky has delivered training to over 5000 people worldwide.

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Lisa Wozniak

Lisa Wozniak started in a corporate setting making other companies wealthy before going out on her own. She now helps business owners achieve success through online marketing strategies. She’ll be dropping some golden marketing tidbits – so get your pencil ready to take notes!

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Doug Fine

Doug’s military career laid a groundwork for his work in the healthcare industry. Recently he took a leap and launched his own business and has reinvented himself as a consultant through “engagement magic.”

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Jeffrey Fry

As a lifelong entrepreneur, Jeffrey has contributed to the success of 10+ startups. His recent passion project, www.wellbeyondcare.com stems from his personal experience with his mother’s care.

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TC Clark

TC has more energy than 10 of us! She’s really passionate about what she does as a “testimonial scientist” – and has perfected the art of pulling out the best testimonials to advance your business.

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Jed Diamond

Dr. Jed Diamond is a licensed psychotherapist and his passion is to help men (and women) do three things… live a full and authentic life, love deeply and make a positive difference in the world.

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Tony Parinello

Hear Tony - Best Selling Author and Thought Leader in Sales Method - talk about how it all started and why he surfs everyday to stay healthy and focused.

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Khotso Khabele

Khotso has captivating insights into the area of life-long education... with a specific passion for supporting Entrepreneurs. You'll be inspired by his story.

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Paul Stolz

Dr. Paul Stolz has created a worldwide business that supports business leaders in understanding and developing "GRIT" - the essential, multi-dimentional element that determines success.

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Paul Murphy

Paul started in the British Army as an Officer and took his skills all over the world as an instructor in mountaineering, skiing, kayaking and ultra-marathon events including adventure racing. Paul’s never stopped using these skills in everything he does.

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Dr. Dan Watts

Dan Watts is a noted leader in Age Management Medicine and shares insights into hormone balance and other critical factors that determine how well we age.

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