Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey is a leadership catalyst whose expertise equips emerging leaders with tips, tools, and techniques on how to unleash potential in the world’s most important asset – people. He is the former leader of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of the Brilliance Institute, Inc.

Through powerful keynotes and workshops, Simon T. Bailey will challenge how you embrace change, address challenges, and inspire your team to produce results. Understanding how to develop your skills and connections strategically to stand out as a thought leader in your industry will significantly elevate your marketability and win probability

Meetings and Conventions magazine has cited him as “one of the best keynote speakers ever heard or used,” putting him in the same category as Bill Gates, General Colin Powell, and Tony Robbins. Speaker Magazine cited him as one of the top twenty-five “hot speakers” shaping the profession.

Harrison College (Indianapolis, IN) has partnered with him to launch the Simon T. Bailey Emerging Leaders Certificate for individuals, corporations and organizations.

Simon is the author of 7 books including Release Your Brilliance (HarperCollins), which was ranked number 17 of the Top 100 books being read by corporate America, according to 800CEORead.com. His most recent book, The Vuja De Moment! – Shift from Average to Brilliant, is receiving rave reviews.

Simon holds a master’s degree from Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key International Honor Society. He is a graduate of the Rollins College Executive Management Certificate Program, one of the top 25 best private graduate business schools in the U.S.A.

TOPICS

Release Your Brilliance: How to Show Up, Be Accountable & Drive Results

Learn how to manage shifting agendas, competing priorities, and internal and external customers. Discover how to be a lifelong learner who pays attention to the tea leaves of change and adapts behavior accordingly to meet deliverables. Take responsibility for your personal brand, personal development, and personal behavior in email, on conference calls, and during video conferences. Learn to effectively communicate and exhibit trust, collaboration, and respect for different opinions.

Customer Experience with a Brilliant Touch

Learn that customer service is more than a department, it’s a mindset. Learn how to create an employee brand. Invigorate your organization to improve employee and customer experiences. Learn how to reenlist heads, hearts, and hands.

Own It! How to Reinvent, Realign & Reignite

Learn the importance of leveraging one’s Individual Development Plan. Take action by using the five core ideas of owning your career and building your personal brand. Create a 90-day action plan and share it with a personal “Board of Directors.” Take action by seeking opportunities to go above and beyond in delivering results.

Releasing Leadership Brilliance: How to Galvanize Your Team & Achieve Significant Results

Learn how to get the best out of the cheetahs and hippos on your team. Learn the difference between Leadershift and Leader “sham.” Become personally responsible for your personal brand and development.

SHIFT: How to Ignite Creativity & Innovation in the “New Normal”

Learn the important difference between déjà vu and “vuja de.” Take action by using the Vuja De creativity tool in your daily business. Inspire your organization to celebrate failure and risk. Discover the seven steps to shifting your business and your life from average to brilliant.

PROGRAMS

CUSTOMER LOVE – REALIGN HEADS, HEARTS AND HANDS TO DRIVE RESULTS

Connections, real connections, result in genuine customer loyalty. Earning the trust and respect of your client or prospective client is no easy task. In today’s information age, the competition for goods and services is even greater and the end consumer not only has more options, but access to vast information about potential offerings.

Building relationships and earning your customer’s love is more important than ever and requires a village. Are your employees fully invested in your thinking and service standards? Building an internal team that is focused on the company’s mission and dedicated to excellence requires leadership that has earned trust and respect.

Upon completion of this course, participants will emerge from this highly interactive session with a plan of action and will be able to:

  • Discover the formula for creating a seamless customer experience.
  • Learn tips, tools, and techniques to create memorable moments for customers.
  • Create an action plan and hold everyone accountable for maintaining the customer-love mindset.

SHIFT YOUR BRILLIANCE – CREATING AN EMPLOYEE BRAND EXPERIENCE

A positive employee experience goes way beyond drinking the Kool-Aid. Even Kool-Aid loses its sweetness over time. Today’s top talent have greater expectations and desire to be part of an inspired team where their personal and professional needs are met.

Your company’s brand and culture have to be front and center. The most basic human need is to feel accepted, to belong.

Upon completion of this course, participants will emerge from this highly interactive session with a plan of action and will be able to:

  • Uncover the methodologies that will allow your employee’s personality, charisma, and brilliance to emerge organically.
  • Embrace corporate storytelling that will motivate, focus, and unleash employees to realize their full potential.
  • Set your company apart from the competition by attracting, growing, and promoting employees who believe and live the brand 24/7.

SHIFT YOUR BRILLIANCE – HARNESS THE POWER OF YOU, INC.

You are the CEO of your brand, and it is as important as the credentials on your resume. You are waiting for your company or organization to do something, and they are waiting for you to take ownership of all that you do.

Whether you hold a leadership position or not, repositioning yourself to revitalize your role within your current team or company is a powerful tool for professional development and rapid career growth. You will learn my strategies for how I went from an individual contributor to a leadership role in less than three years while working at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Upon completion of this course, participants will emerge from this highly interactive session with a plan of action and will be able to:

  • Apply core principles for acquiring the Shift Your Brilliance mindset.
  • Uncover the insight needed to be a high performer.
  • Commit to being a Chief Breakthrough Officer in your department and division.

SHIFT YOUR BRILLIANCE – STOP SELLING AND START CONNECTING

The Gallup Organization states that 70% of human decision-making is emotional and 30% is rational. When buyers emotionally connect with a brand, they buy more, pay a higher margin, and tell others about their experience.

It is imperative for sales professionals to stop selling and start connecting. When they sell, that’s a transaction. However, when they connect, a relationship is created for the life of the brand.

This shift in selling has tremendous upside potential as organizations experience disruptive market forces, a change in client needs, and unseen economic headwinds. Sales professionals who intend to grow market share by acquiring new customers and increasing margins from existing customers must examine their sales edge.

In this session with Simon T. Bailey, former sales director for Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, will inspire your sales team to do the following:

Shift from selling to live and move to learning how to live to sell by creating a personal brand that attracts new opportunities and establishes credibility in the marketplace.
Shift from telling customers about the features and benefits to asking high-grade questions that unearth other potential opportunities.
Shift from just selling a service to fulfilling the customer’s wants and needs. You will also learn how to set your internal team members up for success by providing a seamless and consistent customer experience.
Shift from selling a product or service to connecting to the client’s problem and re-positioning your product or service as a value add.

Biography

Simon T. Bailey is a leadership imagineer and author whose expertise equips emerging leaders and organizations with tips, tools and techniques on how to unleash their potential. He is the former sales director of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc.

Bailey has been cited by Meetings and Conventions magazine as “one of the best keynote speakers ever heard or used,” putting him in the same category as Bill Gates, General Colin Powell, and Tony Robbins. Speaker magazine cited him as one of the top 25 “hot speakers” shaping the profession, and in 2013, Bailey was Meetings Net editors’ pick for favorite speaker of the year.

Bailey’s new book, Shift Your Brilliance – Harness the Power of You, Inc. (Sound Wisdom, May 2014), is a call to action that invites readers to shift their thinking, creating a disruption from the norm that ignites innovation, increasing accountability and profitability in life and business. He’s the author of seven books including Release Your Brilliance: The 4 Steps to Transforming Your Life and Revealing Your Genius to the World (Harper Collins), which was ranked number 17 of the top 100 books being read by corporate America, according to 800CEORead.com.

He is a weekly columnist for American City Business Journal and has been quoted in Entrepreneur magazine. He has spoken in front of worldwide audiences and impacted over a million people working with brands like Verizon, Chevron, McDonald’s, Nationwide, Wells Fargo and Subway.

Bailey holds a master’s degree from Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key International Honor Society. He is a graduate of the Rollins College Executive Management Certificate Program, one of the top 25 best private graduate business schools in the U.S.

He lives in Windermere, Florida, with his family. When he is not working, he cheers on the Buffalo Bills and the Orlando Magic, and enjoys eating apple pie and going to the movies!

Alexander Blass

One of today’s most acclaimed social entrepreneurs and innovators, Alexander Blass is a visionary who has improved and inspired countless lives across the globe. He invented and launched person-to-person charitable giving on the Internet, a revolutionary technology adopted in dozens of countries around the world. Blass is most famous for is leaving a high ranking position at a venture capital firm to make a real difference in our world and the lives of other people. After getting tired of seeing countless stories in the news of good people in need, he decided to do something about it.

Blass invented, patented and launched RealityCharity, the world’s first person-to-person giving website and philanthropy community commonly known as the “eBay of Giving.” RealityCharity became an overnight sensation when it appeared around the world in the Associated Press on its launch day and continues to change lives around the globe everyday. It has received over 6 million hits and hosted thousands of fundraisers ranging from wounded veterans, to cancer patients, to disaster victims, supporting fundraisers in 50 countries.

The grand prize winner of the Top Innovator of the Year Award, Alexander is one of the most in-demand and best innovation keynote speakers. He also serves as an invited expert, Master Class presenter, and consultant to various audiences. He has traveled to 50 countries and enjoys inspiring others to succeed by sharing his passion, vision, expertise, and fascinating experiences.

Wharton-educated and an Oxford MBA, he also received the Influential Marylanders Award, recognizing the top 50 people in the State up to the Governor.

Mr. Blass is also the recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Executives Award as well as the prestigious international WebAward for Outstanding Achievement, and has been honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the renowned Wharton School of business.

PROGRAM TOPICS

PRICELESS STRATEGIES FROM AN INNOVATOR:
HOW TO THRIVE IN CHALLENGING TIMES
In a constantly evolving world and today’s challenging economic climate, leadership through innovation, creativity and change management are no longer optional, but essential. Alexander Blass, grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, reveals his strategies for success and an actionable blueprint. In this captivating and engaging keynote speech delivered to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 audiences worldwide, learn how you can reinvent yourself and your organization to get on the path to innovation today, think about “what’s next” and challenge the status quo in your industry. Discover essential characteristics and strategies of successful leaders, innovators, and innovative organizations. Grasp some of the challenges you must overcome to foster a thriving culture of innovation. Learn how to generate international buzz and excitement for your innovative endeavors with increasingly limited resources.

HOW TO DOMINATE YOUR MARKET AND BEAT THE COMPETITION
Alexander Blass teaches strategic methods for market domination and how to stay ahead of your competition. International case studies and best practices are studied across multiple industries to uncover what has differentiated the companies that have dominated their markets from those that have become defunct. Learn how to create unparalleled excitement and free publicity and media coverage for your products and service. Craft highly valuable, innovative and sophisticated buzz marketing and viral campaigns for your brand’s endeavors, which harness and grow your community of loyal customers and render your competition obsolete.

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING SECRETS AND WEB 2.0:
HARNESS THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
Over 70% of the global Internet population visits social networking or blogging sites. Companies and organizations are rapidly playing “catch up” to adapt to this user-generated, customer-centric wave of social computing by scrambling to adopt both external and internal social media marketing and Web 2.0 strategies. Learn how to harness the power of your customers and community. Develop a game-winning social media marketing strategy. Beat the competition by employing best practices for success. Learn how to foster deeper relationships with your customers, promote your programs, and leverage your exuberant customer base to evangelize your brand and take it global.

FUNDRAISING 2.0: REVEALING AND RAISING THE INVISIBLE MILLIONS
Blass, credited with “revolutionizing charitable giving,” offers an evocative and eye-opening look into human nature, delving into the psychology of giving as well as the power of social networks and grassroots activism. Blass explores how technological innovation is changing the face of philanthropy, and offers thought-provoking strategies for fundraising success.

Complete Biography

Wharton and Oxford-educated, Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American innovator and entrepreneur. He has traveled to 50 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets, including multiple cover stories. He is the grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving” for inventing person-to-person giving technology on the Internet. He presently serves as President of Alexander Blass International, an executive education and training firm based in Baltimore.

Alexander keynotes some of the world’s most prestigious conferences on innovation/creativity, leadership/change, business development & entrepreneurship. Examples include the Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum in the United Arab Emirates, the World Management Forum, the European Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Portugal, the Stars of Business Awards in Dubai, the Kingdom Entrepreneurship Summit in Saudi Arabia, EPIC in New York, HR SUMMIT in Singapore, and IBM INNOVATE in India to an audience of 2,000 people.

Frequently interviewed by the media, Alexander is a highly sought after and inspirational keynote speaker, Master Class presenter, invited expert and consultant. Through his high energy, dynamic and engaging presentation style, he enjoys sharing his expertise, passion, vision and fascinating experiences with top corporate business audiences at Fortune 500 and Global 1000 organizations, as well as associations, non-profits, and students.

Alexander also received the Baltimore Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Executives Award and the Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders Award. He was honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business.

Previously, Alexander was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, senior government executive, and software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting. During his tenure as a venture capitalist, one of the fund’s portfolio companies went from a $500,000 fund investment to a nearly $500 million all-cash acquisition by a Fortune 50 corporation. He has worked with leading organizations worldwide on opportunities totaling over $1 billion, as well as serving on boards of various for-profit and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and overseas. Alexander has been an invited expert at the National Science Foundation on a dozen occasions, making investment recommendations on over $100 million of emerging technologies for the U.S. government.

He has appeared in numerous media outlets globally including the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Associated Press, BusinessWeek, Globe & Mail, International Herald Tribune, The Independent, The Guardian, Melbourne Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, FOX, Forbes, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sun, Information Week, Internet Evolution, Daily Record, South African Broadcasting Corporation, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Voice of Africa, Khaleej Times, Al Ittihad, Dubai Eye, SME Advisor Middle East, Private Sector Qatar, and many more.

Alexander received an MBA from Oxford University in England. He also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concurrently studied at the Wharton School of Business.

Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks is, and always has been, a service enthusiast! She began her multi-million dollar cookie gift and mail order company Cookies From Home literally from scratch, nearly 30 years ago. As the Corporate Cookie Queen, Brooks is in good company with Famous Amos and Mrs. Fields. She recently sold Cookies from Home to focus full time on her Service Enthusiasm, Leadership, and Intuitive Mastery series. Although she is a sales and marketing guru, Brooks is best known as a die-hard Service Enthusiast, where she can ‘raise the bar’ of service excellence in your company… and in your world. Read more

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen, CSP energizes, motivates and inspires business owners and managers to make positive changes to increase business growth and build profits. Her acute business sense, contagious enthusiasm, positive energy and humor make her a dynamic presenter. She has built and sold numerous highly successful companies in diverse industries and now teaches the lessons of success with her insightful business-building strategies to companies around the world. Debbie teaches others how to move past limited personal beliefs that may be holding them back from reaching their peak potential in business and in life.

As an international business speaker for 13 years, Debbie Allen has presented before thousands of people in 15 countries around the world. She is one of less than 10% of professional speakers worldwide to have achieved the honor of CSP, Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers Association and International Speakers Federation. Debbie was also honored by the National Chamber of Commerce with the prestigious Blue Chip Enterprise Award for overcoming obstacles and achieving fast business growth.

KEYNOTES, SEMINARS and WORKSHOPS:

Discover the Secrets of Wealth Attraction Branding
Redefine, Reposition & Re-energize your business and explode your results fast! Business has changed and the time is right for Reinvention. When you are constantly evolving in a way that serves your clients and positions your business for the future, Reinvention is a natural evolution.
Reprogram your business brand to stand out from the competition with an improved awareness. Learn how a powerful, targeted brand will breathe new life, energy and income into your business. Seize more opportunities to expand your business with a solid brand foundation and Internet domination.

Learn How To:

  • Redefine your overall business and brand strategy
  • Reposition your brand identity for fast growth
  • Reinvent your business to attract customers like crazy
  • Reprogram your marketing to target your best customers
  • Refocus your marketing efforts to dominate the Internet and social media

Reinvent Your Online Marketing for Maximum Results
Uncover the secrets to Re-Define, Re-Position and Re-Energize your website for rapid fire results. Discover innovative and creative online marketing strategies that will get your website working for you fast. Learn how to create internet domination around your expertise by instantly connecting with your target market. Stand out online by sweeping your brand effectively on to social media sites. Discover how to use social media to draw more traffic to your website and online database. Create more leads and business opportunities by utilizing the power of the internet and social media.

Learn How To:

  • Quickly implement online marketing strategies that get you fast results
  • Build a proven success strategy for social media
  • Market and sell more effectively online with a powerful brand platform
  • Dominate your competition online
  • Sweep your brand effectively throughout the internet

Shamelessly Successful Self-Promotion
Are You Holding Yourself Back From the Success You Deserve?
If you avoid self-promotion because you don’t feel comfortable with the concept … this presentation will give you a new belief system and the skills to promote effectively. You will discover how to remove limiting beliefs and obstacles that may be stopping you from reaching your peak potential.
Maximize your opportunities and build shameless success with the power of persuasion and the art of professional promotion and personal branding. Learn how to promote in the service of others and attract prospects to you like a magnet. Discover the three traits that highly successful promoters possess and learn how to implement them into your business plan.

Learn How To:

  • Remove barriers around limited beliefs and reach your peak potential
  • Overcome mindset obstacles that may be holding you back
  • Promote yourself in the service of others and build powerful connections
  • Use the power of personal branding to excel in business
  • Sell yourself and your business more effectively

Building Brand YOU Successfully
In today’s competitive business environment, personal branding has never been more important. The way we present ourselves, our experiences, skills and talents is all an integral to our success.
Being part of a brand dramatically affects the way others view you and your business. You are a brand, and that brand is continually being assessed both online and off. What you put out as your persona creates perception from others of what you are to them, in other words “your perceived value.”
Learn how your personal brand stands up against the competition and how to make the most of it. Discover real opportunities to use your brand to create more value and build more trust. Learn how to feature yourself as “the expert of choice” and move miles ahead of your competition.
Debbie Allen says, “Personal branding reflects how you represent yourself online from both a personal and business point of view. I believe that in this social media age everyone needs to pay more attention to his or her personal brand if they want to make an impact on the world.”

Learn How To:

  • Position your brand effectively online for maximum exposure
  • Add more trust, quality and interest from your prospects
  • Develop a consistent image that supports your brand
  • Feature yourself as the expert of choice
  • Monetize your business more effectively by building brand value

 

Full Biography

Debbie Allen, Business & Brand Strategist has built and sold numerous million dollar companies in diverse industries. She has been a successful entrepreneur since the young age of 19, never having to apply for a job in her life. For the past 20 years Debbie has presented before thousands of people around the globe in 28 countries.

Debbie started her speaking career as a retail expert and quickly became one of world’s top professional speakers to the retail industry. She teaches the lessons of ‘shameless’ success with her innovative business-building strategies. Her contagious enthusiasm for business and professional speaking began in 1995.

She has built and sold numerous highly successful companies in diverse industries. At the young age of 19 she became a successful entrepreneur and part owner of a car rental business in northwest Indiana. The rental company expanded into multiple businesses including mini-storage facilities, used car lot, camper sales, towing company, car wash, body shop and a towing company.

After learning how to build multiple businesses from the ground floor up, she sold her shares of the family business at age 30 and purchased her first retail clothing store. Buying a small fledgling retail business with no retail experience is not a wise move for most people, yet Debbie was determined to make it work. Within three years she turned her new passion for retail into a highly successful company, growing it 10 times over to a multi-million dollar business with multiple locations. After 15 years in the retail industry she sold her successful stores to three different owners, all for full asking price without a business broker.

She is one of less than 3% of professional women speakers worldwide to have achieved the honor of CSP, Certified Speaking Professional by both the National Speakers and International Speakers Federations. Debbie is also an international marketing mentor and business builder with clients all over the world. She is a bestselling author of five books on business and personal development including her best sellers, Confessions of Shameless Self Promoters and Skyrocketing Sales.

Debbie has been honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the prestigious Blue Chip Enterprise Award for overcoming business obstacles and achieving fast business growth. Her expertise has been featured in dozens of publications including, Entrepreneur, Forbes, USA Today, Selling Power and Sales & Marketing Excellence. She is also a regularly featured columnist in Personal Branding Magazine and has been featured in four motivational movies including The Opus and The Compass.

For the past 14 years Debbie has presented keynotes, seminars and workshops for diverse industries before thousands of people in 12 countries around the world. She presents motivational sales and marketing presentations for retail, mortgage, real estate, direct sales, franchises, entrepreneurial business conferences and women’s groups.

Debbie is a best-selling author of five books on business and personal development including Confessions of Shameless Self Promoters and Skyrocketing Sales. She is also a featured expert in four motivational movies including “The Opus and The Compass”.

“If you want the best in your personal and professional life … never settle for less than you deserve!” – Debbie Allen

Michelle Rosado

Michelle Rosado has a message of inspiration and empowerment for your audience, as well as an engaging style that will make your entire organization strive to new heights by helping them to discover their own inner strength both personally and professionally. Internationally recognized as “The Woman of Empowerment“, Michelle has overcome some incredible life obstacles, including surviving a physically and mentally abusive relationship, as well as escaping the World Trade Center just seconds before her offices were destroyed.

With more than 15 years in financial services, and over 20 years of business experience, Michelle Rosado has been influenced by some of the most successful people in business. Her message delivers innovative and unique empowerment strategies to enthusiastic audiences around the country. Industries from self-help, real estate, multi-level marketing, higher education and many more have been moved by Michelle’s powerful message. Michelle knows how to accelerate personal achievement and life fulfillment, and has created a definitive method to help people to reach their goals in record time as she has done.

PROGRAM TOPICS

9/11
Michelle Rosado shares her message of hope and perseverance beyond the unthinkable trauma of her ordeal and escape from the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. On 9/11/01, Michelle Rosado was on the 95th floor of Tower 2 of the World Trade Center when there was a crashing sound causing the windows in her office to shatter. The decisions she made in the moments following 9/11 changed her life forever.

Michelle is co-author of “Pursuing Your Destiny,” a book based on the true story of her escape from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Empowerment Strategies
Learn the tools, tips and resources to empower and inspire you organization. Your audience will be inspired and motivated to achieve greater success, by establishing a greater appreciation for life. Michelle will provide the tools necessary to achieve goals, find inner strength and adapt to change. Learn the techniques that allowed her to retire from corporate America by age 30 to become a full-time business owner, and then a professional speaker, author, and mentor.

Full Biography

MICHELLE ROSADO

Michelle Cruz-Rosado was born in New York, New York, to Filipino and Honduran immigrant parents, grew up in Queens, New York, and returned to New York City in 2000. Michelle began her financial career early in her life during the “irrational exuberance” on Wall Street in the 90′s and into the 2000′s. Her first article, “Will I Recover” tells of her personal experience as a survivor of the attacks of 9/11/01, was released in October of that same year and became the thought which led to her co-authored book, “Pursuing Your Destiny.”

In 2006, Michelle received a Lifetime of Achievement award from New York’s Madison’s Who’s Who, and is recognized throughout the business world as the “Woman of Empowerment.” Rosado’s remarkable story of survival has been featured on networks such as CNN, NBC Nightly News, FOX and more.

“Pursuing Your Destiny,” is based on the true life story of her escape from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. As a successful business owner, professional speaker, and coach, Michelle has inspired people around the world with her message of hope and perseverance. She has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New York’s Madison’s Who’s Who, and is recognized throughout the business world as the “Woman of Empowerment.”

As a public speaker, Michelle presents passionately on a wide range of topics. She has presented to women’s groups, multi-level marketing companies, juvenile detention facilities, and has hosted all-day motivational training seminars. Her story has been featured on NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and CNN along with a photo of the towers taken by Michelle on September 7, 2001.

The inspirational story of her personal victory, entitled “Will I Recover” was featured in an article on the fifth anniversary of that fateful day. As a follow-up to the recollections of her victory, her second article, “The Recovery” was published in Envision Magazine’s October 2006 edition. The first article was written in the weeks following the tragedy for personal healing purposes, however the popularity and overwhelming feedback from readers worldwide would become the inspiration behind writing “Pursuing Your Destiny.”

Michelle is the co-founder of Rosado Companies, an organization dedicated to providing an array of top-notch services in the areas of technology, finance, and overall personal growth.

Charles P. Garcia

Supercharging audiences with positive energy, Charles P. Garcia provides invaluable takeaways for individuals, which will help them break through their perceived limitations and pursue extraordinary success. Speaking from true experience Garcia has a life story that is both eclectic and inspiring. He grew up in the Republic of Panama, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, founded an investment banking firm that grew from three people into 60 offices in 7 countries and serves as one of the youngest members of a Fortune 500 board, among other accomplishments.

Today he is an established leader in the business, Hispanic, military and government worlds. This highly decorated military officer is also a Columbia Law School graduate, a former White House Fellow and a best-selling author. Garcia is a living example of the philosophy he preaches and the lessons he teaches. Hailed as one of 14 Latino role models for the nation in the book Hispanics in the USA: Making History and as one of the nation’s 100 most influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine, Garcia’s leadership abilities have earned him a role in the administration of four U.S. Presidents.

For Garcia, success in life means finding your passion and following it. Using motivational tools and valuable takeaways presented with an energetic style, he encourages his audiences to look within themselves to discover their life’s passion.
His lessons stay with audiences long after they’ve left. Bold, provocative, and inspiring, Garcia’s message serves as a catalyst to help people dream big, set written goals, and take action.

A true speaking sensation, Garcia enlightens, empowers, and energizes every audience, every time.

PROGRAM TOPICS

The American Way of Leadership—10 Life-Changing Secrets From Great American Leaders
Garcia imparts 10 timeless tenets of successful leadership derived from over 200 interviews with America’s top leaders while researching and writing Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows: Learn How to Inspire Others, Achieve Greatness, and Find Success in Any Organization. He encourages audiences to challenge their preconceived notions of leadership while helping them absorb the practical, tactical qualities of truly great leaders and apply these principles to their own lives. At the same time, he will illustrate these lessons with personal glimpses into how America’s super successful leaders work, how they think, and how they reached ultimate success.

Awaken the Sleeping Giant: Tap into Your Subconscious Mind and Program Yourself to Succeed
As part of this dynamic presentation, Garcia will share the story of Dr. Charles Kelman, the eye surgeon who invented the modern day procedure for cataract surgery. In order to achieve his goals and make his groundbreaking discoveries, Dr. Kelman followed a daily technique that utilized the power of his subconscious mind to drive him to exceptional achievements. “You must write down all your dreams, prioritize the top ten into a life plan, and look at them three times a day,” says Dr. Kelman. “This way they become ingrained in both your conscious and subconscious mind.” Garcia will reveal how you too can implement Dr. Kelman’s techniques to achieve your life goals—and he’ll share many other examples of individuals that have followed these strategies with extraordinary results. To help audiences create their own life plan, Garcia has created a FREE web-based interactive software program that he provides to the audience members. On the site, individuals will be guided through a series of questions about their future goals in ten areas of their life. Once their top 10 goals are written down, then the software program assists them to develop navigational action steps to achieve each one. To inspire them to take action, they will receive “reminder emails” to their computers three times a day.

Catch the Latino Wave: How to Reach (and Profit From) The Latino Customer
There are only a few speakers who truly understand how to successfully market to the Latino consumer, and Charles Garcia is one of them. In this presentation companies and audiences will learn many of the unique and interesting cultural complexities and nuances of the Latino culture and mind set and how corporations that want to target this booming demographic can do so successfully.

Diversity in Action: Making Your Employees “Differences” Work for You
Never has it been more important to capture the ideas, innovations, and energies of every employee in your business. The rapid globalization of business and our nation’s own changing demographics are sure to have a profound and growing effect on America’s corporations. Those who embrace diversity with a strategic approach and an eye toward economic benefits and return rather than as a socially mandated, “feel-good” directive based on keeping the company politically correct will be able to compete more effectively in the future. In today’s economy, companies must take a holistic approach to diversity, one that incorporates employee recruitment, supplier/affiliate relationships, marketing, community involvement and more. Diversity is not just a way to remain competitive in our changing world but can and will give you the competitive edge in seeking out new customers and increasing revenues.

Thriving in the Business World: A Crash Course in Entrepreneurial Success
Even in today’s tough economy, you can be a successful entrepreneur. If starting your own business is your passion, then you won’t find a better person to show you the ropes than Charles Garcia. In this fast-paced, informative presentation, Garcia pulls from his 15 years of experience starting and growing his own businesses to help audiences avoid obstacles and achieve greatness on their paths to entrepreneurial success. He knows what he’s talking about. Garcia started a small company with three people out of the broom closet of another firm and grew it to sixty offices in seven countries. His firm was named by Inc. magazine as the #8 fastest growing, privately held company in the country. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year by three national organizations. You won’t find a better mentor for entrepreneurs anywhere else.

 

 

 

 

 

Full Biography

Charles P. Garcia is the bestselling author of “A Message from Garcia”. His personal story is as dynamic and inspiring as his books. Whether he’s serving as a key advisor to some of the world’s most important business, military, and political leaders, founding his own highly successful company, surfing a towering wave off the Hawaiian coast, or racing his Dodge Viper, he does it with a refreshing blend of gusto, style, and down-to-earth approachability.

Since graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy and earning a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma as well as a law degree from Columbia Law School, Garcia has made a mark in business, government, the military, and education—and as a role model to the Hispanic community. In 1997, at the age of 36, he founded a global business that was ranked eighth on the Inc 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. Hispanic Business identified Garcia as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States, and Univision Television selected him for their series Orgullo Hispano (Hispanic Pride), which spotlights Hispanics who have made an exceptional impact on the culture and life of American society.

In 1988 at age 27, Garcia was selected as one of 14 White House Fellows that year. He later received two more presidential appointments: the first was to serve on a national education commission, and the next was to serve as chairman of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, which oversees all operations at the military academy. Additionally, the governor of Florida appointed him to serve as the only Hispanic member of the state’s Board of Education. Garcia has worked in three presidential administrations and has advised a Cabinet secretary, a governor, and a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander on diverse issues ranging from education, drug interdiction, Latin American politics, counter insurgency training, and more. A highly decorated military officer, Garcia was tapped to be the behind-the-desk military analyst for Telemundo during the Iraq War and has appeared as a commentator on Crossfire, Fox News, CNN,CBS, Univision, CNN en Español, and The Cristina Show.

Garcia has attended corporate governance courses at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School, Columbia Business School, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He currently serves on two Fortune 500 company boards—the board of directors of the WinnDixie Stores, Inc. and an advisory board of Aetna—and has become a highly sought-after speaker, presenting talks on leadership at Fortune 500 companies, professional associations, government agencies, and other organizations worldwide. By using anecdotes to illustrate character-building lessons learned throughout his lifetime—from his childhood growing up in Latin America to his thrilling years in Washington, D.C., working along-side the world’s most respected leaders, to launching his own successful global firm from an empty broom closet—Garcia shares inspiring stories of leadership, public service, entrepreneurship and family life that motivate and energize audiences in powerful ways. His deep sense of peace, his commitment to public service, and his infectious zest for life have inspired thousands of people around the world—his trademark takeaways can change your life or transform your organization.

Ariane de Bonvoisin

Walking away from a successful corporate career Ariane de Bonvoisin transformed her life, believing that from any change something good will come.
In her best selling book The First 30 Days, Ariane outlines the nine principles of change that successful people know in order to navigate transitional times. De Bonvoisin shares with audiences her unique background; she grew up and worked in over a dozen countries, distinguished herself with degrees from the London School of Economics and Stanford and worked for companies including BCG, Bertlelsmann, Sony, TimeWarner and Charlie Rose, but she wasn’t happy until she was able to balance her goals with her passion to help others.

Now with a successful book, her Change Nation show, a magazine column, weekly appearances on radio and TV, and through her own upcoming TV series, de Bonvoisin is determined to help others make or face any life change with optimism. Authentic, passionate and capable of touching audiences the world over, she is truly a next generational force with a foot in both worlds- one who can talk to peoples minds and touch their souls. Ariane de Bonvoisin’s amazing journey from corporate darling to entrepreneur, author and ‘transformationalist’ can inspire and help anyone contemplating or experiencing any life change.

 

TOPICS

The 9 Principles of Change
Change is the most important life skill and survival tool for the next decade. After interviewing thousands, Ariane de Bonvoisin reveals the nine habits of people who successfully navigate change, whether it is personal or professional. In a lively, and engaging manner, de Bonvoisin gets her audience to look at change differently, to evaluate their own ‘change quotient’, how to handle emotions such as fear, doubt and impatience and multiple ways to strengthen their ‘change muscle’. She discusses what makes the difference in people and companies who can handle any change. Companies are inspired to look at how good they and their employees are at navigating change and how this is rapidly becoming a core competency. She leaves her audiences with optimism, practical tools and ways of making any change easier.

Living Healthier – How to Transform the Health of Your Employees and Your Company
Tough times inevitably lead to bad habits and health challenges. Having healthy employees is rapidly becoming a competitive advantage and a core value for companies. Founder and CEO of the First 30 Days, Ariane de Bonvoisin helps de-clutter all the information about health, offering a dozen steps that really make a difference. She shares information from over 50 health experts she met and interviewed, from traditional doctors from Harvard to the Dalai Lama’s physician. Audiences will learn tips not often talked about, from food combining, to acid/alkali balances in the body, to cleansing, to building the body’s natural immunity. She is bold, bright and funny when it comes to discussing her research on health leaving audiences laughing, being amazed, and motivated by a sense of possibility based on real facts and simple daily changes to incorporate into their lives.

A Foot in Both Worlds – Combining Business and Spirituality
For so many, ambition and living spiritually– money and meaning– don’t go together. They require a difficult choice. Companies can’t do good, contribute and be profitable. Individuals can’t live spiritually, have a corporate job and a great relationship. Ariane shows us the misconception of this either/or framework so many companies/people have and inspires us to consider a new model. She reveals a new lens for us to look through in how we make important choices, what it means to live consciously in everything from relationships, to work to how we treat our health. She gives practical examples of how to combine the material and spiritual calling in day to day choices and how to live in this ‘real’ world. In a world where more people and companies are wanting to live consciously and have a sense of meaning, Ariane’s discussion will leave anyone with a sense of possibility, inspiration and clarity.

Full Biography

Ariane de Bonvoisin is the Founder, CEO and Chief Change Optimist of First30Days, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional and social or global. The company, which launched its web site, first30days.com, in February 2008 currently features

60 life change subjects, including those relevant to our times such as losing a job, selling a home, starting a

business, dealing with depression, smart investing,

reducing debt and getting divorced. She also hosts a popular on-line show, ChangeNation, where she interviews experts and thought leaders on all aspects of life changes. With a degree in economics and international relations

from the London School of Economics at the age of 19, Ariane began her professional career at The Boston Consulting Group and worked in over a dozen countries during her tenure. After receiving an MBA from Stanford

University, she moved to New York, working with media companies Bertelsmann and Sony.

In 2000, she joined Time Warner as the Managing Director of a new $500 million digital-media venture fund. The

Fund’s mission was to take equity stakes in early-stage, potentially strategic, technology companies. Prior to her launch of First30Days and time at Charlie Rose Productions, Ariane spent a year as a Senior Advisor on a

Humanitarian Project, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AFRICA.

The project involved the top 100 photojournalists placed in the 53 countries of Africa on a single day. Ariane had a monthly column in Redbook magazine and AdAge, is currently MSN’s Life Change Expert, a contributing editor to BusinessWeek.com, a Life Balance expert for Health Magazine and has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows, including NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, CNN Radio and ABC News Now. She is a Huffington Post contributor and has written articles for media outlets including Yahoo, Town & Country, Advertising Age, the New York Daily News, Reader’s Digest, MSN and Media Bistro, among others. She has also been written about in Oprah magazine and USA Today.

Ariane’s most recent book entitled, “The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier” was published by Harper Collins in May 2008 and reached the bestseller list on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Ariane embarked on a national media and speaking tour for the book. A Spanish edition was published in December 2008 by Spanish by Rayo, a division of Harper Collins and the book has now been translated in over a dozen languages. She is currently finishing her next book, A Foot in Both Worlds; Walking a spiritual path while fully being in the world.

Ariane speaks frequently around the country and abroad on issues of personal and professional change and the topic of consciousness and spiritual life. She has spoken at events including Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference, the Pennsylvania’s Governors Conference, the Houston and Boston Leadership Conferences, the Health Conference in NYC, the IDB in Washington and international conferences. She also loves speaking to kids and youth of all ages.

She is also an accomplished athlete, having been a competitive swimmer, a ski instructor, and a runner in a series of marathons and triathlons. She also reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in January 2001, accompanied a group of students to Antarctica in December 2002. She was most recently part of a documentary movie called The Highest Pass (www.thehighestpass.com)- a motorcycle journey through the highest roads in the Himalayas, that premiered in August 2011; a journey to discover that our Highest pass is always within the heart and beyond the mind.

Rich Hart

Personal & Business planner, developer, visionary, extremist and ultimate funny man who keeps his listeners dancing on the head of a pin!

Rich is a high powered cutting edge business innovator who visualizes opportunity as a defined focused choice. Technology grounded Baby Boomer geared to high level Multi-Marketing and bold Branding concepts to make lasting impressions. Rich is a progressive entrepreneur who realistically captures today’s Personal to Business development plan in order to perform less and achieve more while generating Focused Outcomes.

As a coach, he brings a distinct gift of taking individuals on a unique journey in order to fully engage personal self-actualization sensors. He believes that we have to breach the walls of self- awareness combined with applied actions in order to uncover the true potential of individual success. “Capturing opportunities through applied actions creates ownership through accountability”.

Rich has created “Home Field Advantage” by tapping personal hidden talents in order to create opportunity that impacts the bottom line. The “Teamed Excellence” program is designed to reach inside the mind of Business Development from a personal accountability approach. He has identified the parameters of the (IC) Internal Coach to broaden organizational focus in making profitable decisions to broaden long term vision. Maximization of “Uni- Directional Outcome Approach” to condition choices based on long term development as being an Ultimate Difference Maker!!!

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Super-Agent Excellence
Thinking, Planning, Acting and Transforming Excellence with the End in Mind

In today’s real estate industry, the value of the real estate agent is frequently diminished by the perception of the customer. The value actually delivered has been reduced to a business transaction instead of hands-on, long term relationship. Super-Agents do what it takes to deliver true value and develop clients for life. Super-Agents rock!

  • How to turn your Real Estate license into a wealth generating instrument.
  • How to become an excellent agent by directing focus on outcome – keeping the end in min
  • How to create positive attitude, beneficial habits and a focused plan that you work each day that allows you to reach beyond your grasp

Super-Agent Technology with the End in Mind
Technology Made Simple – Keeping You at the Forefront of Client Satisfaction

Today’s tech-savvy clients expect business to provide information and transaction tools to save time and reduce effort. In addition, competitors in our industry are using technology to increase productivity, manage time and reduce costs. Technology is no longer optional, but it doesn’t need to be complex or difficult to be powerfully effective.

  • Learn how to use today’s technology to keep your client’s satisfaction.
  • Learn how to use “Next Level” technologies to keep your competitive advantage and differentiation.
  • Learn how to develop your Attitude to embrace technology to have it work for your success.

Additional Content Courses/Key Notes and Seminars

  • Super Agent Excellence: Tapping Skills of Hidden Talents
  • There is no Box!!!: Low Budget Marketing for High Dollar Results
  • Vital Sign’s of Management: Are you Alive or are you just taking space
  • Maximum Advantage: Negotiation Tomorrows World
  • Home Field Advantage: Who’s sitting in my chair of influence
  • Door Knocking: Irregularity symptoms Sales to Service
  • Navigating the Fog: Why we take the path of Least Resistance
  • The one person you need to know: Introducing I-Coach
  • Major League Marketing and putting the Bat on Branding
  • Personal Strat-Planning: Where am I going?
  • Perception Deception- Diamonds taste in a budget world
  • Teamed Excellence: Winning above the rest
  • Super Technology: Chasing Tomorrow
  • Position Planning: Climbing over Carnage Crawling from the Wreckage
  • The opportunistic Leader
  • Who’s my Boss: Reaching for the Entrepreneur
  • Inefficiencies of next level Productivity
  • Financial finger tips of Success
  • The Success Fold around you: Choosing business relations
  • Obtaining Maximum Advantage: Negotiating Client Position
  • Vital Sign’s of Leadership: R.E. Professional, or do you make the coffee?
  • Business Positioning: Climbing over the Carnage when crawling from the Wreckage

 

Full Biography

International Speaker and Business Consultant & Real Estate Broker

ABR, GRI, SRS, CIPS, CIIIS, SRES, RLI, SFR, GREEN & International NAR/ REBAC Training Consultant

Rich Hart is a prominent Business Entrepreneur, Business Development Coach and International Real Estate Consultant. He specializes as a Resource Development Management Specialist with offices in Georgia and New York.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Rich relocated to Georgia area in 1991. Prior to his Speaking career, he spent over 30 years as a business executive and entrepreneurial professional in Corporate America developing and intergrading operating practices for national and international business corporations. His organizational expertise as a Re-structuring Business Specialist has been directly related in the fields such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Finance and Technology.

Rich is a nationally recognized International Speaker, Business Educator, and Consultant for numerous related Real Estate, Business and Military entities internationally. Rich competes as a Professional Body Builder and is noted as specialized certified trainer in the fitness field. He currently serves as the 2011-2012 President of Georgia NSA (National Speakers Association) and was the 2010 President of IRECGA (International Real Estate Council of Georgia).

As a personal & business developer, planner, visionary, and extremist Rich is the ultimate funny man who keeps his listeners dancing on the head of a pin. As a Business Development Coach, he brings a distinct gift of taking individuals on a unique journey in order to fully engage personal self-actualization sensors. He believes that we have to breach the walls of self- awareness combined with applied actions in order to uncover the true potential of individual success. “Capturing opportunity’s through applied actions creates ownership through accountability”. If you don’t own it, you can’t have it …

Mellanie True Hills

Mellanie offers electrifying programs that energize attendees and provide them with tools and techniques for creating permanent changes. We look forward to providing you with a program that attendees will never forget and that will make a permanent change in their lives.

As you get ready for your event, what messages do you want attendees to take away with them? That our hurried and hyperbusy lifestyles can put us at risk, but that they have the power to make changes that will protect them? That they need to put themselves first so that they will be there for others? That they have a second chance at life, and can make changes to ensure that they stick around to fulfill their dreams? Mellanie promises that attendees will leave energized and motivated to make life changes, and will leave armed with the ideas and tools that will work for them.

Program Topics

Hear Your Heart: Put YOU First
Do you put everyone else—customers, employees, bosses, co-workers, and family—first and rarely find time for you? If this sounds like you, you’ll relate to Mellanie’s story of trying to do too much and how it almost cost her the ultimate price. You can’t be there for them if you don’t take care of you. Others are counting on you, so learn how to take care of the most important person in your life—YOU. This is a program that you won’t soon forget.

Be Still My Heart: Living with Atrial Fibrillation
This program is customized to each individual audience depending on your goals and whether it is for the general public, for atrial fibrillation patients and their families, or for healthcare providers. Through poignantly sharing her atrial fibrillation journey, Mellanie helps audiences understand what it is really like to live with atrial fibrillation and what can be done about it. She shares what afib is, why it is a problem, how it is diagnosed and treated, and what patients and their loved ones need to know. For healthcare providers, she shares what the atrial fibrillation patient community wants them to know so they can better help their patients.

Heart Choices: A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Do you know why women are so vulnerable and what we can do about it? Do you know how to take care of your heart? Through Mellanie’s brush with death from heart disease, you’ll learn what every woman needs to know—symptoms, risk factors, prevention, and how to save herself. Do it for yourself and for those who love you.

Surviving and Thriving in a Hyperbusy World
Are you overstressed and overwhelmed in this speed-obsessed, deadline-driven world? Do you know what living in hyperdrive can do to you? As Mellanie talks about her road-warrior lifestyle that led to a close call with the #1 killer of women, you’ll take away ideas for taking back control of your own life so you’ll become healthier and more productive. This electrifying program is guaranteed to be life-changing.

Take a Journey with Me (for Health Care Providers)
See life through the eyes of your patients with this program that is poignant and funny, and will forever change the way you interact with your patients.

Heart Healthy Eating on the Run
Do you often grab food on the run? Do you sometimes feel guilty about what you’re eating? Do you want to eat more healthfully, but just don’t have the time? In this program you’ll get ideas for fitting heart-healthy eating into your busy, always-on-the-go lifestyle.

Take Control: Stay Healthy and Productive in a Speed-Obsessed World
Are you constantly multitasking? Are you on a productivity treadmill? We’ll examine the problems caused by this speed-obsessed world. As Mellanie talks about her road-warrior lifestyle that led to a close call with the #1 killer, you’ll recognize what you can do to take back control of your own life, work, and health, and be more productive at the same time. This electrifying, life-changing program is one that you won’t soon forget, and is guaranteed to leave you thinking differently.

Take Control: Create the Plan for Your Life and Health
When everyone in your life relies on you, and the inevitable juggling acts threaten to overwhelm you, how can you possibly find the time to take care of yourself? Through interactive exercises, actionable information, and stories, including Mellanie’s own story of her brush with death, this program will inspire you to explore the impact of your personal and business life on your health. You will get solutions and tools and actually develop the framework for your own plan to ensure health, productivity, and success. This is a program that you won’t soon forget.
Actually creating the plan is best done in a 90-120 minute workshop, but a shorter version can create the framework and send you home to flesh out the details.

Take Control: Can You Have It All…Success, Balance, and Health?
How do you transform yourself into the best person possible? What are the decisions you have to make regarding jobs and careers, life balance, and health, and how do you prioritize and accomplish them? Is it possible to have it all, and do you really want that?

Based on her extensive business and consulting background, Mellanie can also provide you with custom programs for dealing with change and adversity, areas in which she has worked, written, and consulted extensively. Mellanie also does partner programs, and as a trained and highly-experienced facilitator and moderator, she can facilitate and moderate your panels, awards ceremonies, and a variety of other events.

 

Full Biography

Following a brush with death in emergency heart surgery, and a subsequent close call with a stroke due to an irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation, Mellanie True Hills pledged to leave behind her high-tech executive life to use her second chance to help others avoid heart disease and stroke.

As a patient advocate and heart-health expert, she founded the non-profit American Foundation for Women’s Health and StopAfib.org, a patient

advocacy organization that provides information and support for those living with atrial fibrillation (afib). She travels extensively, speaking out about heart disease, stroke, wellness, prevention, and patient advocacy, including at American Heart Association Go Red for Women events, hospital atrial fibrillation and women’s health events, and corporate and association events. From partnering in Facing AFib, featuring soap star Susan Lucci, and AF Stat, featuring NBA Hall-of- Famer Jerry West, to enlisting help from global experts, atrial fibrillation and stroke awareness are real passions for Mellanie. Through StopAfib.org, the most visited heart arrhythmia site worldwide,

she seeks to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation to decrease afib-related strokes and to improve quality of life for patients and their families by supporting and enhancing communication with their health-care providers. Successes include creating Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month and lobbying with other organizations to gain U.S. Senate designation of September as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. She brings the voice of the atrial fibrillation patient community to think tanks, health policy discussions in Washington, DC, and awareness-raising coalitions and partnerships worldwide. Mellanie educates, inspires, and motivates audiences to make lasting changes in their lives to protect their health. She also guides patients and caregivers to become better health advocates and helps health-care providers understand what it is like to live with atrial fibrillation and how to better help their patients. Always an agent of innovation, transformation and change, Mellanie led the creation of one of the first corporate web sites, JCPenney.com, and one of the first corporate intranets. She was also a high tech executive at Dell, an executive strategist at Cisco, a world-renowned Internet strategy consultant, a business journalist, and has spoken and consulted from Singapore to Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg to New Delhi. Author of the multiple award- winning book, A Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Own Life: The HEART Program for Health and Longevity, and two best-sellers, Intranet Business Strategies (© Wiley) and Intranet as Groupware (© Wiley), she also appears in the highly-acclaimed Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty (© Sellers Publishing). She is a regular contributor on patient perspectives to EP (Electrophysiology) Lab Digest, and has been featured by hundreds of media around the globe, including CNBC Asia, Reuters, Newsweek, PBS, Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS. Her story and mission have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Heart-Healthy Living, More, Success, and USA Weekend.

Liz Goodgold

Speaker and author, Liz Goodgold is a fiery redhead with over 20 years of experience in marketing and branding. She is the author of RED FIRE BRANDING: Create a Hot Personal Brand and Have Customers for Life and DUH! Marketing. Liz’s talks are the epitome of “edutainment” – blending information, education, humor, and real-world examples. This fireball of energy takes issues directly from her audience, demonstrating how branding is the key to boosting business.

Liz is a practicing “branding guru” having worked for such major clients as the World Trade Centers, Sharp HealthCare, Quaker Oats, and Univision, so she knows what works and what doesn’t. An often quoted expert, Liz has appeared in over 500 media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

TOPICS

Red Fire Personal Branding: How to Create a Hot Personal Brand and Have Customers for Life
Personal branding is not just a gimmick of the moment; it is the secret to survival and success in this economy. The overriding philosophy is simple: people must remember you in order to do business with you. In this entertaining, energetic, and informative talk, Liz combines practical and tactical suggestions that you can learn today and implement tomorrow!

  • Why you should brand like a celebrity
  • How to leverage your point of difference
  • How to use your brand name to increase recall
  • The secrets to a 7-second hook and saying goodbye to the 30-second elevator pitch
  • How to fire up your business cards
  • How public relations can boost your brand

If your business grows by networking and personal relationships, you MUST have a compelling 7-second hook. Now is the time to say goodbye to the old-school 30-second infomercial and say hello to the technique that will get your phone to ring with referrals and customers!

11 Sizzling Secrets to Branding
In this 3-hour branding workshop, you’ll be armed with the fire power to determine your brand DNA so that your hook is appropriate for you; create words and phrases that cause a “head whip” effect; start a dialogue dance and really “give them something’ to talk about”; and master the art of the “f” word –follow up! PLUS, you’ll experience the value of:

  • One-On-One help – Are you “stuck” on how to do an introduction that doesn’t sound cliché? Does it take you 3 minutes to explain your business? You’ll get personalized attention in this workshop
  • Successful Examples – See and hear exactly how other small and large businesses have used these exact same principles to double their business
  • Interactive Exercises – You’ll work your way through the essential steps focused on your business with help from Liz and your colleagues

Red Fire Branding: How to Boost Your Brand At Work to Reap the Rewards and Recognition You Deserve!
Many employees believe that branding is just for big consumer product companies with even bigger budgets. But, the truth is that sizzling branding principles applied to the brand called “YOU” can lead to promotions, choice assignments, recognition, or even a raise! In this entertaining and informative talk, Liz combines practical and tactical suggestions that you can learn today and implement tomorrow! Come join Liz and discover:

  • Why you should brand like a celebrity
  • How to become the “go to” person for something in your company
  • The secrets of getting people to remember you
  • How to stand up and out in your organization

Red Fire Employee Branding: How To Create A Corporate Culture That Helps You Get, Keep, And Motivate Your Best Employees
Employee branding has become the hot button of many human resource and marketing professionals. However, you need to move beyond the rhetoric to truly understand how to use the power of branding to help you get, keep and motivate your best employees. Liz Goodgold, unveils the secrets you must know to implement an internal branding campaign. Discover:

  • How to Define Your Brand
  • The Secrets to Translating Your Message to Employees
  • How to Leverage Your Brand to Attract, Motivate and Keep the Best Talent
  • How to Manage and Sustain Your Brand
  • The Nuances of Introducing a New Message
  • How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Brand Campaign

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Full Biography

Liz Goodgold is the author, senior media correspondent, and feisty red head you have seen on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and in The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Many recognize her from her columns in Entrepreneur magazine reaching over 1 million each month.

Liz is a true American success story. Her own humble beginnings, unstoppable perseverance, and potent professional content make her a charming, funny and motivating force.

Despite early challenges, Liz started working for Arco Oil as a lobbyist and by the time she was 18, she was taking such luminaries as Bob Dole and Henry Waxman to lunch!

She now boasts 25 years of experience in every area of marketing, naming, branding, advertising and new media.

Liz’s early successes came when she had a chance to prove herself with the industry giants Quaker Oats, Macmillan Publishing and Times Mirror.

She took her first campaign for Times Mirror from infancy to a $9 million revenue stream.

In less than six months at Quaker Oats, she turned what was at the time, their little known Natural Cereal into the exclusive granola in more than 1500 Baskin-Robbins and TCBY stores.

Liz Goodgold has a world renowned reputation for developing winning names, taglines, and branding strategies, with guaranteed flawless recall, for companies such as Univision, AMN Health Care, and Proflowers.com.

Liz even caught the eye of Simon Cowell ….Liz was hoping it was for her killer legs……. but no, he was interested in capturing her smart wit and on camera acumen for one of his shows, American Inventor.

Look for her to be back in front of the camera soon!