Conversations with the Not-So-Famous Achievers
Victoria

Victoria

February 3, 2022
Beth Fisher, Author

Beth Fisher, Author

January 20, 2022

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Beth Fisher is an author, speaker, and transformational coach with a passion for helping others overcome adversity. With what she calls a “checkered resume,” Beth helps bridge the gap between making decisions based on what others expect and instead, living life remorselessly, based on who God created you to be. She is a passionate inspirer of people, especially those seeking to understand their true meaning and calling within their lives.

 

A leukemia-survivor and avid marathoner, Beth is also a business leader who spent over twenty-five years in corporate sales, leading thousands of people within some of the largest Fortune 500 companies to identify and execute process improvement. During the course of that career is when she finally recognized what she had truly been doing all along was teaching humans how to show up on their own personal process improvement journey.

 

Her strong business acumen, coupled with a deep desire to help others traverse difficult situations, is what led her to resign from the for-profit world and write her first published book, Remorseless: Learning to Lose Labels, Expectations, and Assumptions—Without Losing Yourself. She has since published a second book, a companion guide entitled, The Remorseless Workbook: A Journey to Losing Labels, Expectations, and Assumptions—And Finding Yourself.

 

Beth now serves as the Chief Advancement Officer for Mel Trotter Ministries, a non-profit that exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus for anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness. She holds two master’s degrees in Theology and speaks and preaches frequently. As a certified Holistic coach, Beth also teaches leadership and development programs to groups or in 1:1 settings for individuals looking to get unstuck on their journeys.

 

Lastly, she hosts a syndicated TV show, Remorselessly Biblical, on Women’s Life Network and is the host of The Remorseless Podcast. Beth loves to read, write, run and spend time with her husband, Ryan, and their three adult kiddos.

 

All that to say, Beth loves Jesus & people!

 

Stu Heinecke, Author

Stu Heinecke, Author

January 19, 2022

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STU HEINECKE is a bestselling author, twice-nominated hall of fame marketer and Wall Street Journal cartoonist. How to Get a Meeting with Anyone, which introduced the concept of Contact Marketing, spawned an industry, launched businesses and careers worldwide, and was named one of the top-sixty-four sales books of all time. The American Marketing Association named him the “father of Contact Marketing.”

His latest book, How to Grow Your Business Like a Weed, introduces Weed Strategy, the study of the strategies, attributes and tools weeds use to grow, expand, dominate and defend their turf, to achieve that same, dominant edge in business. The book releases in May 2022, timed to coincide with the release of actual weeds throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

Mr. Heinecke is also a Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Author-in-Residence and mentor, and founder of Cartoonists.org, a group of cartoonists from The Wall Street Journal and New Yorker, who donate art to help charities raise funds. He lives on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Charlotte.

Robert Smith, Axcelerate

Robert Smith, Axcelerate

January 17, 2022

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PROFIT PRODUCER: As founder and CEO of Axcelerate Worldwide, Robert's marketing, profit-generating solutions help businesses reach pinnacle success. For over 30 years, Robert has been actively involved in the successful growth and operation of multiple business ventures. He specializes in assisting businesses to realize dramatic increases in sales and profits through the development, design and implementation of his unique and innovative online/offline marketing programs.  

VERSATILE EXPERIENCE: Robert has achieved major success in more than 200 major industries through-out the globe and is positioned as one of America's Top Marketers as he was selected from over 2,200 top marketers as seen on NBC and ABC.

COMPANY FOUNDER: He successfully founded four companies and developed a rich and deep background in dynamically growing businesses. His Genimation® based marketing programs for SMB’s guides them how to dominate international, national, and regional markets using highly innovative and proven marketing strategies, tactics and ideas. As a joint venture partner and President of The Aurium Group Inc. a financial and Exit planning business, achieved over $ 189 million dollars in new sales in just 1.5 years in the New York marketplace.

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER AND TRAINER: Robert speaks nationally and internationally about Business Growth, Marketing, Financial Growth Metrics, Internet marketing, Mobile Marketing, and maximizing business and personal potential. Speaking at over 500 events to over 50,000 businesses, he delights and interacts with his audiences with a wicked wit and a keen sense of humor. He shares real business examples from his personal files, which along with his very cool multi-media and his “Red Bull” like energy, and he loves to engage with audiences. His clients include associations, corporations, and business groups.

Youi can reach Robert at 719.338.4211 or rsmith@Axcelerated.com

Carlos Hidalgo, Podcaster

Carlos Hidalgo, Podcaster

January 1, 2022

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Carlos Hidalgo is a B2B consultant, Life Design Coach, podcaster, author, and a TEDx and international keynote speaker. Over the span of twenty-six years, Hidalgo has held corporate roles, started his own entrepreneurial ventures, served in non-profits and sat on numerous corporate boards.

 

After leading his first agency to three consecutive Inc 5000 awards, Hidalgo made the decision to leave that agency and pursue various entrepreneurial pursuits which include being a co-founder in two companies, consulting B2B organizations, Life Design coaching and the writing of his latest book The UnAmerican Dream.

 

In addition to his various roles and business pursuits, Hidalgo and his wife Susanne work with professionals and their partners to design their lives so they can live their best lives possible and host The Life Design Podcast.

 

Carlos and his wife Susanne have four grown children and live in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

 

You can learn more about Carlos at www.carlosandsusanne.come or follow him on Twitter @cahidalgo or on Instagram at life_design_living  

 

Josh Elledge, UpMyInfluence

Josh Elledge, UpMyInfluence

December 9, 2021

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Josh Elledge is U.S. Navy veteran who became a serial entrepreneur who builds the companies he needs most in the world. In 2014, He launched UpMyInfluence to help entrepreneurs like himself attract the perfect audiences and grow their authority and influence. However, while growing their better-than-PR agency, UpMyInfluence discovered that building 7-figure B2B Sales Systems for consultants and agencies (with zero paid advertising) is actually what they do better than anyone else on the planet.

UMI was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, SavingsAngel.com which had grown to more than 50 employees and grossed more than $6 million in sales with zero paid ads. He did it all through building authority and serving audiences in the media.

Josh is a frequent speaker at business and startup conferences including Social Media Marketing World and a Tony Robbins event for his Business Mastery grads. He’s a weekly consumer expert on Fox 35 Orlando and News 13, writes a syndicated column for nine newspapers (with total readership above 1.1 million readers), and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country. All told, Josh has appeared in the media more than 2000 times.

Passionate about his family, physical fitness (an avid fitness geek and 5K to marathon runner), and breaking out of Escape Rooms, Josh now lives in Orlando with his wife and three children.

For more information go to: https://upmyinfluence.com/about-josh-elledge/

Brian Sallee, Avorit

Brian Sallee, Avorit

November 30, 2021

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Brian Sallee is a known as the Disruptive Techpreneur.  He is CEO for Avorit (www.Avorit.com), an agency that specializes in helping (predominantly technology) companies scale. Brian’s had several successful exits including going from startup to $25bb company in under 10 years via two acquisitions, and knows which levers in the business to pull, in order to gain exponential growth.

 

 
Brian also runs www.ModernCasual.com, a luxury, custom-shoe company as well as www.Odigo.Academy, an initiative of Avorit, designed for executive leaders.
Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch, Altered Stories

Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch, Altered Stories

November 13, 2021

Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch is the CEO/Founder of Altered Stories Ministry and  Podcast Host of the Altered Stories Show.  She is a wife to Mark, mother to her adult daughter, Tawny, Gigi to Bentley Rose, aunt, friend, speaker, ministry and business leader and is passionate about helping women to share their God stories to help women overcome their struggles.

Mischelle's Faith

“The call on her life to help women share their inspirational God stories stems from her experience of emotional healing that resulted when sharing her childhood cult survival story with others and seeing how her story affected those who heard it.”   

Mischelle highly enjoys serving in Women’s Ministry volunteer roles and served as a volunteer board member for R&R Retreat Ministries in Denver, Colorado.  She has spoken at several women’s events, taught several Bible Studies at her former churches in Denver and Colorado Springs, has been part of several women’s organizations and served on the Women of Compassion’s leadership team while working at Compassion International in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  While serving on this team, her global vision for Altered Stories Ministry began. 

Mischelle's Background

Mischelle has also had a successful Senior management career in Corporate America and has worked for large fortune 500 companies in Senior Management roles.  She also worked for Focus on the Family and Compassion International.  She also does work as an Independent Consultant in Nonprofit Development and Storytelling.   She lives in Leawood, Kansas with her husband, Mark and Mini-Schnauzer, Bella, and Mini-Corgi, Beau. She is a member of Christ Community Church in Leawood.  Mischelle is also a graduate of Colorado Christian University and holds a B.S. degree in Organizational Management in Project Management.  Mischelle has also taken seminary classes from Dallas Theological Seminary.

For more information go to https://alteredstories.org/about-our-ceo-founder/
Ty Smith, CommSafe AI

Ty Smith, CommSafe AI

November 1, 2021

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Ty Smith is a highly decorated retired United States Navy SEAL with multiple deployments to the Middle East.  After 20 years of faithful and honorable service in the U.S. Navy, Ty founded CommSafe AI, a technology company that disrupts toxic communication and behavior for large enterprises and the Department of Defense .  Ty completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University and a Master of Business for Veterans degree from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.  Ty holds a Board position at the University of Arizona Global Campus.  Ty is also a mentor at the San Diego State University Lavin Entrepreneurship Center and The Honor Foundation. 

For more information about CommSafe AI go to https://commsafe.ai/

Bob Albin, CEO

Bob Albin, CEO

October 30, 2021

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Robert Lyle Albin was born on January 14, 1941 in El Centro, California.  He grew up in rural Missouri where he attended high school in the small town of Clinton, then worked to pay his own way through college over a seven year period that encompassed studies at the University of Missouri, Central Missouri State University and Missouri Valley College, where he received a B.A. degree in History and Political Science in 1965.

 

Following college Albin married his high school and college sweetheart, Karen Keck, and moved to Denver where he began a long career in business.  He had more than fifty years of executive business experience beginning with the founding, initially with six partners, of what would become a world-wide sales and management training firm, American Salesmasters, Ltd.  The firm presented large sales rallies annually in thirty-five major cities throughout the United States, Canada and Australia featuring world-famous authors and speaker from the field of business.  As the company expanded into eighteen countries around the world, the demand for American sales expertise led the company to also produce and market audio tapes, films and videos of America’s sales and management experts to clients from a variety of industries.  Bob and Karen moved frequently while building the company, living in Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Boston, but always considered Denver as their home.

 

Albin was retained as CEO of American Salesmasters after its sale to a public company in 1980 before leaving to launch a management consulting firm, Albin Management Consultants, in 1982.  The new firm provided sales and management consulting expertise to a variety of  organizations such as law firms, international accounting firms, construction companies, technology companies, financial services companies and professional sports franchises.

 

The firm was sold in 1995 to First Data Corp., then a Fortune 500 New York Stock Exchange company.  Albin followed the acquisition to First Data where he was named division president for Domestic Retail Services, responsible for MoneyGram, a worldwide money transfer company, and American Express Money Orders.  He later became President of First Data Payment Services and Chief Operating Officer of Western Union North America.

 

Albin is a recognized authority on sales and general management, and for most of his career was a paid professional speaker on these topics.  He was a charter member of the National Speakers Association headquartered in Phoenix.  Active in the Denver community throughout his career, Albin served on more than thirty boards of directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.  He is a past chairman of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Mountain States Employers Council, the Mile High United Way Campaign, Junior Achievement of the Rocky Mountains and the Mayor’s Committee for Design of the New Denver Airport (DIA).  Albin is a past national president of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (widely known as “Fiji”) based in Lexington, Kentucky with undergraduate chapters at over 170 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. 

In 1978 Bob Albin initiated a study of Denver’s existing airport, Stapleton International, to determine the remaining life of the facility.  This exhaustive study led to various economic and site location studies over the next few years regarding a potential replacement of the airport.  A new site was ultimately chosen, approved by voters in the two affected counties, and Denver International Airport was to become the new Denver airport.  Albin was named chairman of the design committee for the new facility, capping his seventeen years of volunteer leadership to make the airport a reality.

 

Albin and his wife, Karen, divide their time between homes in Denver and San Diego.  He is a long-time member and past director of both Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver and Pauma Valley Country Club in the San Diego, California area.

For more information about Bob Albin go to https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2021/09/24/colorado-business-hall-of-fame.html

Peggy O’Flaherty, Entrepreneur

Peggy O’Flaherty, Entrepreneur

October 23, 2021

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Peggy O’Flaherty is an accomplished entrepreneur, author and community-centric business leader with over 30 years of experience managing and growing female-founded and mission-driven businesses and organizations. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Start-up Hustle, Chicago Inno, Business Insider, Women’s Wear Daily, Modern Retail, and more.

 

In her current venture as the Co-Founder and Chief Community Officer of Mavely, Peggy has merged her experience in Consumer Engagement, Fundraising, Sales, and Account Management with data-driven and growth-oriented functional solutions. Peggy Co-Founded the Mavely platform to help brands lower their customer acquisition costs and increase their customer lifetime value by leveraging communal commerce and proprietary technology that converts everyday consumers into a virtual salesforce for brands. Mavely’s products include: Brand Sales Teams, a B2B offering that helps brands turn their most loyal customers into dedicated sales teams via exclusive invites; and the Mavely Sales Team, a network of 25K consumers-turned-sellers who represent some of the world's top direct to consumer brands. Early adopters of Mavely report having a consistent 3x increase in lifetime value, as well as a 25% decrease in overall customer acquisition costs since joining the program.

 

Peggy has found success in start-ups that pivot quickly, stay lean, and remain true to their northstar by building upon their KPI to exceed the expectations of both their customers and their complementary teams. Peggy is known by her professional colleagues as someone who inspires them to stay rooted in their strengths and purpose in order to achieve value-driven success. To date, Peggy has built a community of over 30,000 influential men and women who have earned partnerships with over 300 e-commerce brands with an average of 20% conversion.

 

Peggy began her entrepreneurial career in 2011 as the Founder of Creating Space, a consulting and coaching business supporting women in life and business. While running Creating Space, Peggy expanded her achievements in community development when she co-founded the OneParish app, which was a communication and donation tool, responsible for helping churches recover funds currently being lost for those not attending on a regular basis. The technology platform and APP were developed for churches with over 200,000 users and 200 active parishes; her strength in sales and social commerce drove the platform to a successful acquisition in 2017. It was through this acquisition that Peggy realized her strengths in modernized a salesforce into selling technology solutions.

 

In 2017, Peggy Co-Authored the e-book, ‘Living In Your Calling vs. Chasing Your Crave’ —a reflection and guide dedicated to high-performing women who are seeking to find the balance between their personal ambitions, families, and spirituality. Through detailed exercises, Peggy helps readers discover the joy and harmony that often seems unattainable in running a successful business while raising a family. Peggy often reminds other women to “learn the difference between when you make decisions from your head and when you need to use your heart.”

 

Peggy is an Illinois native and lives in Downers Grove, IL. She holds a B.A. in Government and Business from DePaul University. She is the proud mother of five children.

Miguel Garcia, Natural Choice

Miguel Garcia, Natural Choice

October 23, 2021

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  • Married for 37 years
  • Had 15 Children
    • 9 boys
    • 6 girls
    • Twins with Down Syndrome
  • Over 40 years of experience in various fields
  • Started 7 businesses, exited 3
  • Just launched NaturalChoiceCompany.com
  • Arete Syndicate OG
Troy Helming, Clean Energy Industrialist

Troy Helming, Clean Energy Industrialist

October 23, 2021

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Troy Helming is a 25+ year clean energy industrialist, executive, inventor & real estate developer. 4 of the companies he founded created solar & wind projects totaling more than $13 Billion of asset value, and added over $30 Billion of economic impact to the U.S. economy. He has had multiple successful “exits” from his companies, is an author, public speaker, a world-class athlete as a professional American Ninja Warrior (invited 3x to be a competitor on the hit NBC show and is ranked top 20 in the World in Masters and in the top 1-2% of Professional adult male ninjas), former runway model, former national champion & 2-time All American male cheerleader & gymnast.  Troy’s been the founder & CEO of three impactful clean energy companies, including: TradeWind Energy, which he founded in 1998 & sold in 2004 (~$6 Billion+ of wind projects built since then, some of which are award-winning projects, and TradeWind was the biggest wind developer in the USA in 2017 & top 3 in 2018) and then Pristine Sun: 350 solar projects built so far totaling $100 Million in market value and many high profile projects including the largest floating solar project award in North America & the largest community solar projects in both Vermont and Wisconsin.  He’s the author of the 2005 book The Clean Power Revolution, co-inventor of FloatoRack (an innovative floating solar system with multiple patents pending) and inventor of the Red Gopher (a world-changing technology in stealth mode also with patents pending).  Troy has been driving an electric car since 2012, was the 1stcustomer of the world’s fastest production motorcycle, the all-electric Lightning LS-218, and started driving on biodiesel and natural gas in 2004 as an early adopter.  Troy is a yogi, rock climber, and family man: he’s married to Alysia Helming, author of the best-selling young adult novel Protogenesis.  They have one son and live in the Berkeley Hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay.

David Fein, Entrepreneur

David Fein, Entrepreneur

September 17, 2021

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David Fein is an adventurer and entrepreneur. At 16 he became the 2nd youngest person to set foot on the South Pole, built and ran a sailboat charter company, and co-founded a private school. In 1986 he co-founded ValuSource, the leading producer of business valuation software. ValuSource’s was acquired by John Wiley & Sons in 1994 and in 2004 David bought the company back. David is co-founder and head elf for www.thechristmastreeproject.org, which was featured on CBS national news.  David co-founded Lessons from the Stage Behind Bars, a high-impact theater-based life skills program for prison inmates and is the principal coordinator for 7 Habits on the Inside for Incarcerated Veterans. David has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA. His mission is to cultivate both personal and professional excellence through the art of business.

For more information on The Christmas Tree Project go to https://www.thechristmastreeproject.org/

Peter Burns, Serial Entrepreneur

Peter Burns, Serial Entrepreneur

September 8, 2021

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About Peter J. Burns III

Peter J. Burns III is a serial entrepreneur, who has demonstrated time and time again that he has a keen eye for creating innovative businesses and partnerships.

Based today in Del Mar, California, Burns grew up in a well-established New England family in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was briefly educated at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point, the University of Virginia (UVa), and finally the Harvard Business School's Owners and Presidents Management Program. While his two younger brothers went on to have successful business careers, Burns chose the life of an entrepreneur.

Burns adds that his "official" career as an entrepreneur started as a result of his enrollment in an Entrepreneurship course at UVa's venerable McIntire School of Commerce. His business plan for that course was importing mopeds (motorized bikes) to the US from Europe and renting them to tourists at US resorts. “I executed my business plan on Nantucket after my class was over, made a small fortune and never looked back,” said Burns.

Burns started hundreds of businesses over the next two decades. He then moved to Arizona in the early 2000s and became a pro bono adjunct faculty member at the highly respected Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. In 2006, he took his teaching practice across town to Grand Canyon University and its entrepreneur-like founder Brent Richardson, where the two men would launch the nation’s first College of Entrepreneurship at GCU.

“The spark behind the college was ignited only a month ago by Peter Burns, a self-made millionaire who is teaching entrepreneur education classes at Arizona State University's Barrett Honors College,” according to the Phoenix Business Journal. “Burns met with GCU Chief Executive Brent Richardson after, Burns says, ASU and its business school weren't interested in forming a program specifically targeting entrepreneurs.”

In recognition of his work, Burns was honored by the Arizona chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America its Businessperson of the Year in 2007.

Shortly thereafter, he started Club Entrepreneur as a way to bring entrepreneurs together in an “open-source entrepreneurship” platform. The Phoenix chapter attracted 10,000 members.

In 2016, Burns moved to the West Coast and started Burns Funding as a way to help entrepreneurs secure hard-to-get funding for their businesses.

Burns is the father of two daughters and four granddaughters, which he credits as an influence for his latest or most innovative venture – Millennial Queenmaker, an emerging company that helps young women become successful entrepreneurs.

 

For more information about Peter Burns go to: 

 

Peter J. Burns III, Serial Start-Up Entrepreneur (peterjburnsiii.com)

 

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Steve Vannoy, The 10 Greatest Gifts Project

Steve Vannoy, The 10 Greatest Gifts Project

September 8, 2021

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Steve’s Nebraska farming roots are deep. He still gets giddy when it rains. And when it hails, he doesn’t worry about his car, he worries about the wheat. 
Over the 50 years of his career, he’s held many positions, Divisional Sales Manager for Rockmount Research and Alloys. VP of Marketing and Sales for Nemdaco.  He’s also founded many companies including Vannoy Talent, Verus Global, and The 10 Greatest Gifts Project. These companies have given him nearly five decades of in-depth experience in selecting, training, certifying, and coaching successful presenters, and well as in building solid, successful organizations. 
Steven has written seven books, five have been published. The central theme of all five is the leadership it takes to build healthy and productive families and organizations. 
He’s has a few hobbies that he’s crazy about, namely writing and performing music, backpacking and canoeing, gardening, and exploring our world. Steven is married to the world’s greatest first-grade teacher, now retired. She is also his best friend and the best decision he’s have ever made!
In 1993, Mr. Vannoy wrote a book called The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children based on his personal parenting journey and the journeys of other parents. He approached many top publishers to get the book into the hands of other parents. After countless rejections, he self-published the book. Because of strong reviews and strong word of mouth, the book quickly climbed to the top five best-sellers in Colorado. Before long, those same publishers entered into a bidding war to republish it. Steven chose Simon and Schuster, and it quickly became one of their all-time best-selling parenting books.
Steven became one of the most sought-after speakers for various associations and organizations, such as the National School Counselors Association, National Pediatrics Association, National Housing Authorities Directors, and hundreds of school districts who used his program for teacher in-service days. He also held open seminars for parents and grandparents who saw the value in the tools discussed in his book.
Other parenting books are often written by referencing experts and clinical research in the field. The distinction of The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children is that it goes to the source of parenting: parents and grandparents in the trenches. This book was created not only by Steven’s personal experiences in transformative parenting but also by the valuable information he gleaned from over 400 focus groups and thousands of family interviews. Many of these accounts appear in the book, prompting parents to learn from each other. 
Not long after the rise in the demand for his speaking engagements, a former participant asked Steven, “Your book saved my family. Do you have anything that will help my corporation? “Knowing that these tools had a transformative effect on adults, Steven started a company called Pathways to Leadership to teach the tools for corporate leadership. Its mission continues today — engaging organizations who want to see their employees work and morale soar. Many Fortune 100 companies such as Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Ford Motors, and many others have adopted the wellness concepts of Verus Global as their primary leadership approach.
In 2018 Steven Vannoy founded and became the Executive Director of our new nonprofit The 10 Greatest Gifts Project. Mr. Vannoy and many of our team members had retired and literally sailed off into the sunset. Others were already busy with new careers or serving at other nonprofits. The one thing they all have in common? A deep belief that building healthy families is the number one thing we can do to build our healthy future. A belief so strong that they all shifted their priorities and schedules.
Our team knew they had to create a new business model. The Verus Global model is very effective at uplifting families and organizations but in very small quantities. Not impacting the 50 million-plus people The 10 Greatest Gifts Project aspires to impact. Our team knew a new approach had to be pioneered. In the next 10 years, The 10 Greatest Gifts project will train, certify and coach 1000 dedicated presenters delivering a transformational program that will soon be uplifting over one million family members per year. These family members will then utilize a one-of-a-kind, entertaining app that will support their continuing mastery and usage of the 10 Greatest Gifts tools and concepts… mastery that will lead to their children growing up with priceless character and qualities and values.  
The 10 Greatest Gifts Project aims to gift parents and grandparents with these valuable tools and continue a deep connection so that these concepts become second nature. We desire to see people so excited about the tools they gain, they’re eager to share them with their friends and family!

For more information about The 10 Greatest Gifts Project go to https://10greatestgifts.org/

Kathy Mayfield, Intergrator and Entrepreneur

Kathy Mayfield, Intergrator and Entrepreneur

July 31, 2021

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Kathy is the Integrator at Radial Inc and, quite frankly, one of the main reasons our software brand Traction® Tools took flight. After joining forces with Todd Smart as his executive assistant in 2013, she helped catapult Smart Partners, Inc. into a thriving entrepreneurial company. By that time, Kathy’s love affair with EOS® was a done deal. A few years later when the saucy little startup Traction Tools appeared on the EOS scene, Kathy switched gears and focused her attention on making Traction Tools an operational success. Her work at Traction Tools has been described by our Visionary as “akin to transforming an airplane into a rocket ship—mid-flight.” She harnessed and directed our energy toward rapid growth, as she's continued to do with each new venture we've launched.

For more information about Kathy Mayfield go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleenmayfield/

Michael Taylor - Entrepreneur, author and coach

Michael Taylor - Entrepreneur, author and coach

June 16, 2021

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Coach Michael Taylor is an entrepreneur, author (9 books), motivational speaker and radio and TV  show host who has dedicated his life to empowering men and women to reach their full potential by transforming their lives from the inside out. He knows first hand how to overcome adversity and build a rewarding and fulfilling life and he is sharing his knowledge and wisdom with others to support them in creating the life of their dreams.

 

He is President & CEO of Creation Publishing Group which is a company that specializes in creating programs and products that empower men to embrace a new paradigm of masculinity that supports them in being great husbands and fathers and supports them in creating meaningful and rewarding lives.

 

Most importantly he has been blissfully married for 19 years to the woman of his dreams and he is a proud father to three grown children whom he is extremely proud of.

 

When he isn’t writing or speaking you’ll find him checking out the latest movies or listening to old school 70’s and 80’s soul music and contemporary jazz.

 

He considers himself to be an irrepressible optimist with a passion for the impossible and he believes there has never been a better time to be alive on this planet than right now.

 

 For more information about Michael Taylor go to https://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Michael+Taylor

 

Arjun Sen, ZenMango

Arjun Sen, ZenMango

June 6, 2021

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Arjun Sen is a former Fortune 500 executive, an acclaimed Brand Zen™ and one of the top growth drivers in the Brand and Customer Experience space who has impacted brands to Win Big. At Papa John's, he led the 3,000-restaurant chain to 4-years of record growth. As CEO of ZenMango, he has made big impacts on major Restaurant, Service, Retail, Non-Profit and Sports brands, worldwide. Arjun is an acclaimed author of the book Customer Karma, must read for anyone in the customer service. His upcoming book Feeling Business® is set to be released in 2021. His groundbreaking podcast series Secrets to Win Big® has a rapidly growing global following.
Blaine Hurst, President and CEO of Panera Bread, called him, "One of the most 'marketing-Intelligent' minds in the business today. "

For more information about ZenMango go to https://www.zenmango.com/

Darryll Stinson -Author

Darryll Stinson -Author

May 29, 2021

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Darryll Stinson is a former Division 1 athlete who battled multiple personal and professional challenges in his youth (including violence, drug addiction, and attempted suicide) and transformed himself into the successful business and leadership coach, two-time TEDx speaker, and best-selling author he is today.  Darryll holds a Bachelor's degree in Integrative Public Relations and has continued his studies under industry game changers such as Les Brown, Grant Baldwin, and John C. Maxwell.  He speaks professionally all over the U.S. (and beyond) and has been featured on FOX, ABC, NCAA, and some of the top podcasts in the world. Darryll has mentored and taught entrepreneurs, business and religious leaders, athletes, youth groups, and many more how to curate their individual leadership style, find their authentic voice, and develop a foundation of solid mental health habits to overcome adversity and live a life of productivity, passion, and purpose.

 

When he is not working, Darryll enjoys rapping, reading, music, sports, and spending time with his wife and three beautiful daughters. #girldad

For more information about Darryll Stinson go to https://www.darryllstinson.com/

 

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