Hilary L. Jastram is the founder of J. Hill Marketing & Creative Services, an agency specializing in premier copywriting, editing and book editing for Fortune 500 brands and the “one-percent,” superstar entrepreneurs.
She is an author, editor at The Good Men Project, and contributor to Influencive, The Huffington Post and The Mighty, among other large-scale publications. To date, she has published over 150 articles on business and personal development.
She is also the founder of Sick Biz, "an organization dedicated to providing support, resources, hacks, and hope to entrepreneurs affected by chronic illness, pain, disability, and sickness."
Listen to the Sick Biz Buzz podcast for more inspiration and prescriptive insights on living a motivated and emotionally healthy life.
Sick Biz Buzz Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sick-biz-buzz-001/id1292269358?i=1000393019263&mt=2
Kristy Dickerson, keynote speaker, businesswoman, and active CEO and co-founder of STARTplanner, has devoted her life to providing hope for individuals who are looking to achieve balance, success, and happiness in their lives. Dickerson is a sought-after keynote speaker thanks to her relatable story, valuable advice, no-excuses attitude, and upbeat personality, which she instills in all aspects of her brands.
She believes and preaches that individuals have the ability to do anything they want. Featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc.com among others, she is a powerhouse, showing others how to be productive and make things happen.
Kristy is author of Start Balancing, a no-excuses book that gives you practical hacks for productivity, solutions for being efficient, and inspiring and relatable advice for daily application, allowing you to find your version of success.
Valerie Towle is a mother of 5 and founder of Syaval garden furniture a organization dealing in solid timber furniture with 20 years experience. Her vision is to add value and a little cheer to the people she encounters everyday. She wants to share love so that the world we live in would be a better place for everyone. She wants to create a positive impact to all the women she meets out there and support them thru any struggles they might have.
Valerie wants to uplevel women's lives to have more self worth and self love and thru associations such as Soul Rich Woman she is able to reach out to more and more women who are still searching. She believes one woman is strong but together we can rock the world.
Carol Seymour is an advisor to business executives around the globe. She is the founder of Signature Leaders (www.signatureleaders.com), a development initiative and peer network to fast-track women into senior management. She is a founding member of Paradigm 4 Parity, a movement of CEOs, senior executives, board members, and business academics committed to achieving gender parity at the senior levels of all major corporations by 2030. She is author of WISDOM WARRIORS: Journeys through Life and Leadership.
She's a sought after business leader and catalyst for growth. As an executive advisor to businesses and executives around the globe, she has a passion for helping leaders perform at maximum potential in their professions and lives.
Seymour has led critical transformations, product/service innovations, and fast track turnarounds in large cap companies, startups and private-equity backed organizations. Chief Marketing and Commercial roles at Accenture, Spherion, and Westvaco, and DBM led her to build World50, the world's premier senior executive networking organization. She launched six C-suite private memberships as she grew World50. Prior to starting Signature Leaders, she was a managing director of G100, a private CEO network for 200 CEO's globally, and founder of G100 Inside, which created CEO strategy and leadership development programs for top executives.
She frequently speaks at female networks and industry association gatherings, such as NAPCO, CoreNet, and the California Women's Banking Association. She has also helped a number of companies structure their leadership meetings and has acted as facilitator/interviewer for the events. She facilitated Avery Dennison's Top 200 event and Walmart's Executive Women forum. Seymour is also a Founding Member of Paradigm for Parity? (www.paradigm4parity.com) - a movement of CEOs, senior executives, board members, and business academics committed to achieving gender parity at the senior levels of all major corporations by 2030.
Thinking about writing a book for your business? Now is the time because it's never been easier. In this conversation, Kerry Heaps joins me to bust a few myths about book publishing and book marketing, and show you how to use your business book to grow your business.
Kerry Heaps is the Founder and Publisher of Strictly Marketing Magazine. She is also the host of Strictly Marketing Talk Radio. The magazine has recently spun off an online community for women (and men too) looking to gain more media exposure, Pitch like a B*tch Media. She owns Knockout Marketing, a Business-to-Business telemarketing and lead generation firm. Her passion is to help other Entrepreneurs with their marketing efforts to continue their dream of running a successful business.
Her story starts in the spring of 2005, working in the corporate world as a recruiter she spent a lot of time at networking functions and participating in putting them together for other organizations. "It's a lot of work putting together events and I thought to myself if I am going to do this, I should do it for myself. I was working part time to save money to start my image consulting firm so I figured this would be a great way to add in some revenue while the business gets up and running."
She left her corporate job in the fall and started getting business owners together at a local book store café. "I still remember my first Monday after I left my job, I got up that morning and thought, what have I done??? Although there's been a lot of bumps in the road I don't regret my decision one bit. My passion is helping others succeed in their marketing efforts, I know how scary it can be to start a business and no one should feel alone on their journey." The company currently specializes in marketing, with the Magazine, talk radio program and online community for Women in Marketing.
Kerry has an extensive background in Sales, Networking, Recruiting, and Training. She is a former Model who specialized in Trade Show and Print work. She is also an experienced judge on the beauty pageant circuit. Kerry is also a contributing columnist for www.sbmarketingtools.com, www.entrepreneursenvogue.com and she also writes occasionally for www.sheownsit.com and www.womensprospects.com. Kerry has interviewed celebrities such as Co-Host of Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran, Authors Larry Winget, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Former Miss West Virginia and QVC Talk Show host, Kim Parrish and many more successful business entrepreneurs.
Pitch Like a Bitch Media: www.pitchlikeabitchmedia.com
Strictly Marketing Magazine & Talk Radio: http://www.strictlymarketingmagazine.com
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Krissi Barr’s dynamic presence, instinctive strategic vision, and creative thinking produce effective, sustainable bottom-line results for her clients. Krissi’s “Can Do” attitude generates confidence in her executive coaching clients and strategic consulting corporate clients. Throughout Krissi’s career she’s increased the profitability of nearly every organization with which she worked.
Krissi is the founder of Barr Corporate Success and author with her husband Dan Barr of, The Fido Factor: How To Get A Leg Up At Work is a dog-themed book that teaches the business leadership lessons we learn from man’s best friend. Authors Krissi and Dan Barr focus on a model of leadership that nearly everyone can relate to and lots of people consider a family member or their best friend - dogs.
THE FIDO FACTOR emphasizes four qualities every leader needs to succeed and earn respect. The authors can discuss the techniques for developing the dog-inspired traits of:
* Faithful leaders are loyal, trustworthy, and caring. People, like canines, crave attention. A few positive words go a long way towards establishing an environment of mutual trust, building bonds, and fostering loyalty.
* Inspirational leaders are motivational, encouraging, and enthusiastic. They place a priority on the positive and reframe others’ negative “won’t work” comments into future-focused “why not?” and “can do” statements. They view adversity as temporary. A winning outlook boosts productivity, improves morale, and grows profits.
* Determined leaders are persistent, disciplined, and accountable. They mark their territory. When tasked with a project, they take ownership, then follow-up and follow-through. When it’s a team effort, they make sure every member knows what needs to get done and does his or her part. If something goes wrong, they take responsibility, apologize, and fix it—even if someone else messed up.
* Observant leaders are perceptive, aware, and curious. They identify their blind spots. Self-awareness helps us manage our emotions and understand how those feelings impact everyone around us. Asking for help in knowing what everyone else sees about you, you build open relationships and credibility, which will increase leadership effectiveness.
Krissi Barr is founder and CEO of Barr Corporate Success (http://krissibarr.com/), consultants specializing in strategic planning, executive coaching, and behavioral assessments. Dan Barr is a senior sales and marketing executive at a leading property restoration company.
Rosanne J. Thomas is founder and president of Protocol Advisors, Inc., specialists in providing business etiquette training to professionals at respected organizations from Tiffany & Co. to Boeing. She also helps prepare students at top colleges and universities to achieve the highest degree of workplace success. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
In today's workforce, with people from five generations and all kinds of backgrounds and perspectives working together under intense pressure, avoiding saying or doing something that might annoy, offend, or alienate someone is like walking through a minefield. How can business leaders mitigate misunderstandings and foster teamwork? How can young professionals minimize interpersonal missteps?
An expert on business etiquette sought out by leading organizations, Rosanne J. Thomas takes on these challenges. In EXCUSE ME: The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette (AMACOM; August 17, 2017; $21.95 Hardcover), she presents a new playbook for workplace behavior that respects the individual, which in turn benefits the company.
Rather than protocols and rules, Thomas shares dozens of real-life scenarios, hundreds of practical tips, and valuable advice with a priority on good faith effort and a willingness to employ the all-powerful apology. "The practice of on-the-job etiquette does not require anyone to be perfect," she assures. "My goal for readers is that they develop confidence in themselves and in their interactions with others and feel empowered to bring their best, most authentic selves to the workplace each and every day."
Topic: "Growing a Business in the Cluttered Online Market"
Kristin Marquet is the founder of The Haute Rebel, a one-stop shop for women 30+ who are looking to live happier, healthier, and more stylish lives.
She is also the founder and creative director of Creative Development Agency(formerly award-winning firm, Marquet Media). As the founder and creative director, Kristin has forged successful partnerships with celebrity entrepreneur and founder Christina Crawford of Bubble Pop Beauty; prestige hair care brand Briogeo; French accessory designer Mona Roussette; and many more. She has also authored the bestselling book, Squash the competition and Dominate your marketplace: 55 easy Tips to Generate Big Publicity for your startup or small business.
As someone who is passionate about helping female entrepreneurs grow their businesses, she also launched the online community and resource, FemFounder.co.
Kristin holds a master's degree in marketing from New York University, and is also a contributor to HuffingtonPost.com, Entrepreneur.com, and NYDailyNews.com. She lives in Westchester, New York with her husband.
What does a Content Marketing Expert do that’s different? What does a VA do? How do you decide on the best professional for the job? Lyndsay Phillips shares what to look for and how to choose the right person for your business.
Lyndsay Phillips is a serial entrepreneur; self-professed organizational freak, client-appointed task master plus project ninja and warrior content marketer for life & business coaches, accountants and other online entrepreneurs across the globe.
As the CEO & Founder of Smooth Sailing Business Growth, she leads a rock star team to support entrepreneurs who are seeking fast-paced business growth but finally have come to the realization that they can’t do it alone, do it all, and do it well.
She is also the host of Sailing To Success Podcast and Smooth Sailing Online Support TV – – and loves sharing practical tips, business building & content marketing strategies so that you can be more productive and attract more customers faster.
Elena Camp is a Certified "Get Clients Now" Facilitator. She loves helping women make money doing what they love and enjoying more free time. She has an ability for helping women “monetize” their gifts, talents, passions and experiences so that they can create a life they love filled with meaning, abundance and creative self-expression.
Elena is the mother of a college bound son, Author, Speaker, Queen of the Side Hustles. She's working on two book concepts. College Money for the Middle Class and a Single Mother's Guide series.