Ian Bentley is the Co-Founder and CEO of Parker Clay, a lifestyle brand committed to making a better bag for a better world through a brand built to showcase the finest Ethiopian leather and craftsmanship while providing meaningful job opportunities, vocational training, and living wages for at-risk women.
After adopting their daughter from Ethiopia, Ian and his wife Brittany relocated to Addis Ababa to work with vulnerable women and children. Having realized the potential impact, they created Parker Clay to showcase the beauty of premium Ethiopian leather while creating safe, dignified employment for at-risk women.
Having established a successful business in a foreign country built on the foundation of social impact, Ian can share with your audience the powerful stories of making his dream a reality. Ian knows from experience the struggles of building a brand while expanding your family and is eager to share his story. He can help your audience understand what it's like to go against the grain and stand up for something right in a big way. He wants people to realize that it's possible to make a change through business and marry people, profit, and purpose.
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Johnny Wolff is the CEO and Founder of HomeRoom Coliving – one of the fastest-growing coliving companies in the United States. After starting his career as a financial analyst in Silicon Valley (EA, SanDisk, Guidespark), he relocated to Austin, Texas, to pursue real estate investing full-time.
His love for real estate investing and living with roommates motivated him to start HomeRoom in 2017 after an unusually terrible Craigslist roommate experience. In 2020, HomeRoom boasted 99% on-time rent payments, full occupancy, and zero evictions. Sales velocity for HomeRoom is up 300% in 2021, with hundreds of happy residents across 23 cities in 3 states.
HomeRoom recently expanded to Dallas and Austin, Texas, powered by investor funds. Johnny still lives in one of HomeRoom’s first coliving houses in Kansas City and enjoys hanging out and surviving the pandemic with his awesome roommates - especially on chicken wing Thursdays.
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Sydney Dake is a beauty industry veteran. She built her career in beauty product development and brand strategy. She is the person behind “holy grail” products for e.l.f. Beauty, like Camo Concealer and Poreless Putty Primer.
She's also developed Alicia Keys' Keys Soulcare line and consulted for mission-led beauty start-ups while building her true passion, Gntl. In developing countless beauty products for other brands, Dake saw a clear opportunity for sophisticated, multi-use, sustainable products to "reverse innovate" for the beauty community with Gntl.
Sydney Dake also graduated from IIN, the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a certified health coach. She is trained in holistic wellness, taking a 360 approach to healthy living, including what we put in and on our bodies, our social connections, and daily movement.
Gntl is a multi-use skincare line that reimagines the everyday essentials by creating a world of fewer, better things. Gntl creates minimalistic, experiential, multi-use skincare products while supplying connection and love. A single Gntl product will replace multiple, excessive products in your daily routine (Gntl's products aim to replace 4-6 products in one formulation).
Gntl’s unique products have identified and filled a niche by creating universal formulas designed to delight everyone. Gntl's debut launch product, Gntl Skinwash, can be used as a makeup remover, feminine wash, body wash, face wash, shaving gel, hand wash, and more.
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Imagine a future where your business is fully systemized and thriving, your people are passionately engaged in their work as if they owned the company, and you have a healthy and balanced personal life.
As the former International Director of Training for E-Myth Worldwide, Eric Beck has helped 960 businesses generate over $240 million in additional revenue, guiding companies to exit at seven times their revenue. Eric’s clients include one of the largest non-profit organizations in California helping them systemize their efforts for greater reach and efficiency.
A skilled musician, he toured professionally for six years, gracing prestigious stages like the Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl. This creative spirit infuses his work, offering a fresh perspective on business and life optimization.
Eric is a twenty-nine-time international martial arts medalist, trained by a Japanese Sensei. He served as a Specialist in the United States Army National Guard, bringing the same focus and discipline to his clients. Not one to shy away from challenges, Eric lost 75 pounds while conquering Spartan and Ultra Marathon races.
A sought-after speaker, Eric has given multiple TEDx Talks and captivated audiences with his engaging storytelling and actionable insights. As a father of six boys, he understands the importance of balancing work and life and is committed to helping others achieve the same.
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Sean Cannell is an international speaker, coach, and prolific content creator. His mission is to help 10,000 purpose-driven people create a full-time living with YouTube. As the CEO of Think Media and host of the Think Media Podcast, he is one of today’s leading online video experts and the world’s most-watched YouTube strategist.
Sean’s YouTube channels have over 2 million subscribers, and his videos have been viewed over 150 million times. Sean has been featured in 20 Must-Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business" by Forbes.com. After growing a six-figure income as a "tech YouTuber," he built an eight-figure online video education company that he runs today.
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Anna Lozano is a powerhouse global entrepreneur with success in network marketing, product-based business, and the Mentorship space. Working alongside her business partner Anna launched Love Powered Co., an affirmation company bringing mindfulness, connection, and gratitude to women and families around the world.
She scaled the company which led to a successful business exit on December 31, 2022. During the process of selling her product-based company, Anna decided to begin Mentoring up-and-coming female founders and entrepreneurs to build lives + businesses that embody impact + total freedom. This 4/6 sacral generator has the energy to launch and scale multiple businesses successfully at once, all while raising two mindful girls in the lake/mountain town of Kelowna, British Columbia.
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Chad Price is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and the founder of Kettlebell Kings, which he successfully transformed into a remarkable multi-million-dollar acquisition. His latest venture, Life Grows Green, disrupts hemp stereotypes by creating natural products.
With a background in sports, Chad's passion permeates his work. His upcoming book, "Preparing for Battle," draws upon his experience with Kettlebell Kings, covering a wide range of topics such as developing a winning mindset, creating a solid business plan, building a strong team, and navigating the challenges of scaling a modern-day business.
Geared towards aspiring entrepreneurs and minority-owned businesses, this book provides actionable insights for success in today's dynamic business world. Chad is confident that it will be a valuable resource for unlocking one's full potential and achieving success in today's fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape.
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Peter Schroeder is an accomplished DJ, entrepreneur, and technology pioneer. He is one of Denmark's top DJs, entertaining audiences of up to 180,000. Peter has over 20 platinum records, 40 gold records, and a triple nomination for the prestigious Danish DJ Awards.
At 12 years old, Peter became a featured radio host. He appeared on talk shows and TV stations across Denmark. Besides his music career, Peter has over 20 years of experience creating cutting-edge technologies for companies like Facebook, Samsung, and Airbnb.
He's a true innovator who works closely with businesses to address mission-critical telecommunications, enabling them to quickly implement, manage, and expand for success. Peter's latest endeavor is Telzio, a pre-unicorn unified communications company he founded. With Telzio, Peter is developing game-changing technology and products that simplify and streamline repetitive tasks.
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Michael was born to a hyper-abusive drug addict mother who cut his finger off at 4 years old, a step-father you pray you never have, and a racist grandmother that pushed him into an identity crisis. By the time he was 9, his family was in poverty and often homeless all while being members of the Mormon Church.
At twelve, he was adopted by his grandmother and quickly turned to drugs and alcohol to survive the continuing abuse. Despite multiple learning disabilities and not graduating high school on
time, Michael found success in Corporate America in his early twenties. However, success only made
things worse. Michael became morbidly obese, high and drunk daily, and ultimately self-sabotaging everything around him. It was not until finding his inner power through his Mirror Moment and choosing to do whatever it took to work through childhood trauma that his life began.
Michael Anthony is the author of the best-selling book Think Unbroken and is a coach, mentor, and
educator for adult survivors of child abuse. Michael spends his time helping other survivors get out of "The Vortex" to become the hero of their own story and take their lives back. Michael hosts The Think Unbroken podcast, teaches at Think Unbroken Academy, and is on a mission to end generational trauma by giving survivors the tools to be the hero of their stories.
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Richard Flint is a powerhouse Chairman and CEO of Flint Inc, a highly sought-after company that specializes in the transformative training and development of individuals, companies, and associations. With over 35 years of experience in the field of human behavior and development, Richard has cemented himself as a renowned keynote speaker and seminar leader who has addressed more than 200,000 people across the globe each year.
Richard is a prolific author, having written 19 books and produced more than 100+ audio and video learning programs, including being a finalist for the top self-help book of 2005.
Richard is a media darling and has made appearances on over 100 radio and TV shows, showcasing his exceptional ability to captivate audiences with his knowledge and insights. He also hosts his acclaimed podcast, Let's Talk Human Behavior, where he shares his extensive knowledge and helps listeners unlock their true potential.
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Suman Cherry has 20 years of experience in recruiting and has successfully placed 500+ employees in industries such as medical, oil and gas, construction, and real estate. She is dedicated to
Understanding the needs of her clients and candidates and takes pride in being a hiring "matchmaker."
Cherry Talent Group defines recruitment by treating each client as a trusted partner and working closely, as an extension of their team. They prioritize Understanding a company's unique qualities and aim to nurture long-term Relationships based on trust while finding candidates that align with their vision and culture.
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Danielle and Kayleigh are the co-founders of CLEARSTEM. It is the one and only toxin-free skincare brand that targets both acne and aging at the same time. Anti-acne products age you. Anti-aging products cause acne.
Danielle Gronich struggled for 10+ years with chronic cystic acne. After three failed rounds of Accutane and overpriced laser treatments, Danielle had enough. There had to be a better way to heal her skin without sacrificing her holistic health.
Afterward, Danielle dove headfirst into clinical research. She leaped from the corporate world. As a newly-licensed clinical esthetician, Danielle The San Diego Acne Clinic in 2014. She helped thousands of clients of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. This includes an extensive list of celebrities.
Danielle gained her reputation as The Acne GuruTM with a 98% success rate. Kayleigh Christina, a Certified Holistic nutritionist, is one of Daniel's clients. Impressed with Danielle’s results on her skin, she decided to jump on board with the holistic skincare mission.
In 2017, Danielle and Kayleigh founded Clearstem. The company revolutionized skincare by introducing a nontoxic anti-acne and anti-aging skincare line.
In less than five years, the duo has built a multimillion-dollar skincare business. Each Clearstem product is formulated by a world-renowned cosmetic chemist. They treat acne scars, regulate hormonal oil production, and increase collagen and skin elasticity. Check out thousands of incredible Clearstem success stories below.
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Mark Khuri brings over 17 years of real estate investing experience to the organization. His career started in 2005 when he began investing in residential real estate in California and Florida. Throughout his career, Mark has been involved in sourcing, underwriting, acquiring, raising capital, rehabilitating, managing, and selling both residential and commercial investments throughout multiple markets in the US.
He has analyzed thousands of investment opportunities and has successfully bought, renovated, sold, and invested in over 120 properties with a combined value of over $1 billion. He has also created and managed over 65 real estate partnerships with investors.
Over the last decade, Mr. Khuri and affiliates of SMK have invested in over 45 commercial real estate opportunities across numerous asset classes, including mobile home parks, self-storage facilities, multi-family communities, retail shopping centers, oil wells, student housing, vacant land, short-term debt, and ATMs.
Prior to founding SMK Capital Management, Mr. Khuri was the Vice President of Sales and Operations with a private retail distribution firm, and he worked as a financial analyst with a Fortune 500 company, performing budgeting, planning, and internal audit roles. Mr. Khuri holds a B.S. in Finance from Bentley University in Waltham, MA, was a CA licensed RE Broker, and taught Real Estate Investing Principles and Best Practices at Central Oregon Community College. Mr. Khuri enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two children in his spare time.
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Julie Ciardi is a business and mindset coach on a mission to inspire women to design lives they love rather than living life by default. She is helping women wake up on Monday mornings loving what they do and designing their lives by creating businesses or careers with intention, joy, and impact using her signature NOW GoalTM Formula.
Julie teaches and coaches women how to start their dream businesses and is uniquely positioned to strategize for business growth having spent 20 years in a Fortune 50 company as a sales and marketing vice president.
To learn more about how to work with Julie and become the version of yourself that makes the impossible possible, visit Julie's free community, IGNITE Her Society, or tune into the IGNITE Her Mind Podcast on your favorite streaming platform.
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As a former professional golfer turned Youtube psychic - Jennifer Neville is no stranger to pursuing passions and developing the right mindset to turn dreams into reality. Currently, Jen is helping people find their purpose and potential through mediums such as astrology, tarot, and intuitive coaching.
You may know her from her Youtube channel, "Jennifer Neville," where she shares intuitive insights and sage advice via her weekly horoscope-style readings to over 118k subscribers.
Jen differs from the typical "spiritual" stereotype by helping people channel the energies needed to create the reality they want vs. predicting it. A true thought leader in the space here to mix a bit of the practical with the magical to help you reach your maximum potential and start living the life of your dreams.
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Julia Munck is the founder and CEO of Saged App, a thoughtfully-curated library of expansive insight from leading spiritual practitioners, delivered in a digestible and intentional format so you can minimize your screen time.
Julia is a game designer and developer by trade, having spent 10+ years working in tech startups. After her Saturn Return, Julia channeled her desire for a stronger spiritual connection into her passion project - the Saged App - where she brings spiritual technology to the masses with a clear intention and deep integrity.
Pressed for time as a tech executive and mother of two, Julia designed Saged to be an accessible tool for daily spiritual grounding through guided meditations, expert interviews, live classes and ceremonies, sound healings, breathwork sessions, supportive community groups, seasonal rituals, and new world views.
Since its launch in 2018, Saged has reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Julia has evolved with her creation, becoming a thought leader in the spiritual startup space.
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Melissa Furr, an entrepreneurial spirit, hails from a lineage deeply rooted in business acumen. Inspired by her hardworking grandparents, who built a successful enterprise from scratch after immigrating from Cuba and following in her father's footsteps, Melissa embraces the family tradition with zeal.
With an unwavering passion for marketing, Melissa discovered her true calling when she stumbled upon paid advertising. A natural-born salesperson (if she may humbly brag), she possesses an innate ability to promote just about anything, coupled with a genuine enthusiasm for delving into data and analytics.
Throughout her educational journey, Melissa has always been driven by tangible results and a data-centric approach, and her entrepreneurial venture allows her to fully explore these passions while helping brands and businesses achieve a beneficial return on investment.
In 2018, Melissa founded Defined Media Co., initially positioned as a valuable resource for small businesses aiming to make a lasting impact on their ideal clientele through social media. However, as she embarked on her entrepreneurial journey, Melissa yearned for a more profound connection with her clients and their marketing strategies. This desire fueled her business's evolution beyond a singular focus, expanding its scope and capabilities.
Today, Melissa Maulini Furr proudly leads Defined Media Co., a dynamic team of passionate marketers united by a common purpose. Together, they collaborate to provide comprehensive marketing solutions driven by Melissa's visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to helping brands thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape.
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Dan Calandro is a financial scientist and entrepreneur with a long track record of operational success and organizational development, serving in roles such as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations, and three decades of experience in stock market research and analysis, economic impact studies, and how they relate to government policy.
In his DNA are healthy portions of curiosity and creativity, ambition and desire, which combine to make him an incredibly perceptive analyst driven by logic, fact and reason, history and mathematics. Strategy, critical thinking, and leadership are major assets, only to be outdone by his will to succeed and outperform.
Dan’s patent-pending 15-51™ allocation system spawned from a business school project in the 1990s that aimed to deliver a lower-cost and greater-return alternative to conventional mutual funds. In retrospect, an argument can be made that the project under the title of: Super Funds, America’s First Micro Superfund, was an initial forecast into today’s world of the ETF.
Today he sees the next phase of investment to be driven by personal experience and social support networks, aided by artificial intelligence and new technology, influenced by strength optimization and 15-51™ design.
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Jack McColl is known as the King of Debt. He unlocked the formula on how to leverage debt to scale companies. His first company imported hoverboards from China. Because he couldn't access funding, he lost millions of dollars of potential earnings.
Learning his lesson, he took on an equity partner in his business but got burned. After launching his travel agency, Jack leveraged borrowed money to scale up. After that, he sold it to a competitor. Realizing how easy it was to access capital, Jack launched five eCommerce stores. Each company now generates millions of dollars in yearly revenue.
Today, Jack McColl is on a mission to teach business startups to access business credit. He helped companies get to 10 Million dollars altogether in less than two years. He published a book called "Credit Stacking."
Jack teaches entrepreneurs how to access zero percent interest capital. The main goal: focus on growing your businesses without limitations.
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Cassie Petrey is the brilliant woman behind the social media marketing of iconic artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Camila Cabello, and Britney Spears. She is the co-founder of Crowd Surf, a renowned marketing and music management firm.
As an original fan girl, Cassie's passion for Backstreet Boys at age 12 led her to create a global fan newsletter. She later played a pivotal role in re-establishing the band's enduring fame for a new generation. At 17, while working as a college rep for Warner Music Group, she was among the first to recognize the marketing potential of emerging platforms like Myspace and Facebook.
Crowd Surf has collaborated with tech giants Apple and Google, major labels like Universal, Disney, Sony, and Warner, and managed rising stars such as Loren Gray, Max & Harvey, and Ugly Boys. The firm also crafts custom marketing plans to keep legendary works by John Fogerty, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, and Marvin Gaye at the forefront of pop culture.
With teams in Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York, Crowd Surf excels in all aspects of artist careers, including launches, brand strategy, residencies, television projects, merchandising, and more.
In August 2022, the company expanded with a new artist management division, catering to top influencers and Gen Z musicians.
Cassie, a Forbes 30 Under 30 and Billboard 30 Under 30 honoree is a driving force in social media and artist management in Hollywood. Alongside her co-founder Jade Driver, they were featured on power lists in Variety and Billboard and have shared their expertise at events like SXSW, the New Music Seminar, and the Forbes 30/50 Summit in Abu Dhabi.
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Frenchie Ferenczi is a go-to growth and marketing strategist. She is the secret weapon for small business owners' revenue growth. Frenchie helps overwhelmed experts and creatives scale their businesses. Her mantra: close to the money, without sacrificing their personal lives.
Frenchie believes that anyone can call themselves a CEO. But, succeeding as one requires the right habits, offers, and delivery. According to her, growing a business while maintaining a balanced life is possible.
Even as an expert, your strategy can sometimes fall by the wayside. It leaves you overbooked, overburdened, and exhausted. You need to make informed decisions, say 'no' more often, and create space for what truly matters.
Don't do it alone. Catch today's episode to discover how to live an unconventional life while thriving as a CEO without burning out!
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Kaila O'Connor is well-known for her impulsive nature. She has often been advised to follow the "24-hour rule." She embraced her unique approach after discovering she is a 6/2 splenic projector with a soul's purpose to navigate life instinctually—often astonishing those around her.
This journey led her to the world of human design and the founding of KMO Consulting. This innovative Affiliate PR agency bases its decisions on her team's human design charts.
Two years into her venture, Kaila firmly believes that the emotional experience of doing a job is just as critical as the skill itself. She asserts that energy needs to include 50% of traditional corporate business strategies.
As an energetic business consultant, Kaila leverages human design as a powerful tool to communicate the importance of energy management to CEOs and C-suite executives. Her mission is to ensure employees feel happy, fulfilled, supported, and productive, ultimately revolutionizing the workplace environment.
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Aaron Bare is the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Exponential Theory: The Power of Thinking Big. The book is a culmination of Aaron’s experience as a strategic facilitator where he helped leadership solve problems at over 500 companies in nearly 100 countries and all 50 States.
Now, Aaron is focused on sharing the seven universal truths he distilled in Exponential Theory through his new talent and leadership accelerator, the XMBA. The XMBA will help leaders develop their eXponential Mindset, Beliefs, and Attitudes. Enterprises can use the XMBA to create custom learning and development to accelerate their teams. Individuals can use the XMBA to develop thoughts, habits, and anti-fragility to find purpose and inner strength.
Aaron has sold 12 companies and started four accelerators, and three non-profits throughout his career. He’s a leader in digital transformation, sustainability, and inclusion that helps executives digitize and disrupt themselves to succeed in the future. As leaders think bigger, they become more conscious—exponential leaders consider the entire ecosystem, stakeholders, and future generations with their decisions.
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