Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published more than 170 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. Listen to […]
Ian Foster was finishing his Master’s internship as a social work counselor when C-19 hit. He and his fellow interns transitioned to remote-counseling using video-conferencing technology, but the young men they were working with were distracted by the tech. No one knew where to look. The rapport they had built fizzled out. Throughout 2020 he […]
From broke jazz musician to $50 million in online sales, Jeff Lerner’s story and message are now inspiring millions. After a decade of building multiple online businesses to over 8 figures and twice landing on the Inc. 5000, Jeff turned his focus to educating and inspiring entrepreneurs about the power of digital business. In 2018, […]
Philippe Bouissou, Ph.D. has spent three decades in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, a CEO, a venture capitalist, and a management consultant. He is Managing Partner at Blue Dots Partners LLC, a firm he co-founded focused on top-line acceleration. He led US business development for electronic publishing for a $12 billion, high-tech and diversified media […]
A former radio announcer and program director, Jim Rafferty puts three decades of marketing experience to work helping businesses communicate better, writing in a conversational and entertaining style, and bringing that same voice to his work as a speaker and presenter. He’s a former Boy Scout leader, the story of which serves as the catalyst […]
Prior to joining The Oak Ridge Boys in 1972, Richard Sterban sang with various groups, eventually joining J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, which afforded him the opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to sing with Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll, singing with him every night on stage, recording with him, and appearing in […]
Mark Samuel has been consulting and coaching organizations since 1980, specializing in strategic planning, strategy execution, business transformation and culture change, building high performance teams for Senior Management, Middle Management, Department, and Project Teams; and Leadership Development for Executives and Middle Managers.
AJ Vaden is CEO & Co-Founder of Brand Builders Group, one of the world’s leading authorities on personal brand strategy. She’s also the co-host of the Influential Personal Brand podcast, named one of Forbes’ top 10 podcasts to listen to in 2021. Along with her company she’s been featured in Inc, Success Magazine, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Good Morning America.
Max James — Air Force Academy graduate, pilot, shot down twice in Vietnam to become the original founder and CEO of American Kiosk Management, a billion-dollar global presence in North America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with 5 million repeat customers, 600 staffed locations, 1000 automated stores, and 54,000 employees. Through personal stories and business […]
A disciple of Michael Gerber and a lifelong student, Susie Carder started with one salon and health spa and built it into one of the most successful businesses in the country. She then founded and sold three profitable companies, the last of which sold for eight figures to Cengage (previously Reuters and Thompson Learning).