Shruti Joshi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Compell’d, a consumer business that is transforming the way people keep track of, do and share the recommendations, experiences and content they discover from anywhere.
As an entrepreneur and former marketing executive with a track record of driving growth across multiple B2B and B2C businesses across large, startup, mid-sized firms and turnaround brands, Shruti advises and sits on several start-up and mid-sized company boards. She has successfully lead go-to-market, P&L businesses and new product innovation and has expert knowledge in brand building, digital marketing, marketing analytics, and growing recurring revenue businesses, including SaaS. (Software as a Service)
In her former role, as an equity partner at Altman Vilandrie & Company (AV&Co.), Shruti created, built and led the Marketing ROI Practice dedicated to improving marketing returns for Fortune 500 brands, through a combination of proprietary analytics SaaS and consulting solutions. Prior to joining AV&Co., Shruti was an executive at Verizon Communications, where she was responsible for driving new acquisition growth for Consumer FiOS and Core network products, by developing product marketing strategies and optimizing $750M+ digital, awareness and direct response media campaigns. Shruti also has a consulting background in product innovation and development, where she helped global brands develop new products.
Shruti holds an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California.
Shruti is passionate about experiencing all that you want in life, loves to travel and would rather see and try something first hand then hear about it second hand. Fascinated by the concept of micro regrets and being more unified between a life imagined and a life lived, she developed Compell’d to help others live their lives to the fullest.
She is also a new mom and loves the new challenge all while launching her start up. Having always worked in a man’s world in tech she is passionate about female empowerment thinking they should be given a fair chance to shine and be recognized as amazing business people.
In her time off she relaxes with mediation and is on the board of the David Lynch Foundation and several companies. In general she loves helping people—especially when it comes to driving growth for their businesses. She spent her childhood overseas and is constantly open to change and new challenges. She loves to discover different parts of the world and shares her recommendations with friends, colleagues and family.
Tess shares tips and advice on creating specific and profitable revenue goals, why your business needs to pay you, & how a healthy mindset can close your wage gap.
Tess Wicks is a Wealth and Mindset Coach and the founder of Wander Wealthy, an educational platform for online coaches and service-based entrepreneurs. Her mission is to bring financial literacy to the self-employed, to help them see that with the combination of practical financial systems and magical mindset work, they have the ability to transform their money stories and ultimately experience ease when it comes to making money and managing their finances.
The craft of acting is as alluring as it is mysterious, and it takes a being of great passion, insight, and determination in order to succeed. But to teach acting – to inspire creative souls to successfully harvest those tools – requires an even greater commitment, to bring out the best in each and every actor one encounters. That passion is the hallmark of the career of filmmaker and acting coach Michelle Danner, for decades one of the industry’s most respected teachers, and now a successful director who continues to grow and expand her creative universe.
There aren’t many people who can point to a career full of success as a performer, teacher, storyteller, entrepreneur, and expert. But Michelle Danner can.
The legendary acting teacher and co-founder of the Edgemar Center for the Arts and the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory, Danner’s also now well-established as a successful feature film director. Her latest completed film, “Bad Impulse,” is a psychological thriller about family secrets and modern technology, starring Sonya Walger, Grant Bowler, and Paul Sorvino; and she’s set to begin shooting “The Runner,” an action thriller and true-life coming of age story about a troubled teenager forced to go undercover to expose a drug kingpin.
A dedicated mom (with one son who is an aspiring filmmaker), Danner still has her “day job” – overseeing the faculty of the Los Angeles Acting Conseratory, and conducting her weekly acting class. Danner’s list of students has included Christian Slater, Salma Hayak, Gerard Butler, Seth McFarlane, Penelope Cruz, Chris Rock, Gabrielle Union, and Zooey Deschanel. A longtime student of legendary acting teachers like Stella Adler and Uta Hagen, Danner’s eclectic approach (which she calls “The Golden Box”) allows actors the freedom to employ a wide variety of techniques.
Raised in a show business family and with a deep appreciation for all of the performing arts, Danner also continues to run the boutique “Cinema at the Edge” film festival (scheduled for February 2020), and is currently preparing to direct a new one-person play, Bonnie Culver’s “Norris,” starring Anne Archer, based on the memoirs of the widow of writer Norman Mailer.
Simply put, there’s almost no one in the business who knows as much about acting and success as Michelle Danner – and her continued success in multiple creative fields makes her one of the most successful women working in the industry today.
Porscha Sterling is an Influencer, Publisher, and national best selling author who is widely considered the exemplar of self-publishing success in the digital age. She is best known for her book series “Bad Boys Do It Better”, which sold more than 5,000 copies in the first 24 hours of its release. In May, 2019 she was awarded by national magazine publication, SHEEN Magazine, with the Literary Excellence Award.
Sterling holds a Masters Degree in Business Management which helped her in the development of her publishing company, Royalty Publishing House. Under her expert leadership, Royalty Publishing House has established itself as a stronghold in the African-American literary community, publishing many top-selling novels in the Urban, Contemporary Romance, Interracial Romance, and Women’s Fiction genres. In only five years, Royalty Publishing House has become the #1 female-owned urban literary publishing company in the nation.
Sterling intends to make Royalty Publishing House a full service publishing company that is able to meet the needs of every reader regardless of their genre preference. As an accomplished author, publisher and entrepreneur, Porscha strives to break barriers within her industry and, in July 2019, she announced a partnership with the major publishing company, Kensington Publishing, in an unprecedented deal for an independent urban romance author. Under the partnership, Porscha will pen two novels to be released to the mass market while retaining complete creative control and ownership of her work.
Sterling has also partnered with fellow best-selling author and publisher, Leo Sullivan, on the launch of a mobile app, known as the LiT Reading App. The App permits readers to access exclusive material from independent authors. Regarded as something new and fresh within the literary industry, LiT is said to give readers a premium experience, allowing them to read novels as they never have before. In addition to LiT, Porscha is developing other projects and events to better uplift and mentor new and seasoned authors.
Lit Reading Retreat Event: https://www.litreadingretreat.com/
-The importance of systems
-How to create a strategy & how to manage your time
-Why having the right mindset is everything
Avani Miriyala is a business coach for freelancers. She's on a mission to helping hustlers ditch their 9-5 job, get more clients, work less, and make more money. Avani runs her own UX Strategy Consultancy and is the host of the 6-Figure Freelancer Podcast which is based out of Austin, TX.
After many years working as a user experience (UX) designer at various tech companies, she made the leap to start her own consulting company. As her business scaled, things got out of control. She needed to change the story. She set out to find the techniques and systems that her business needed to run like a well-oiled machine. These techniques helped her hit a $10k month by Month 4 of her business. She realized that so many others could benefit from these tips while launching their own consulting businesses.
http://AvaniMiriyala/free - Download the Client Magnet Roadmap
Diane shares her experiences and thoughts on:
*How to support causes while supporting emerging artists
*Advice on how to start collecting art and why it is accessible to everyone
*Female entrepreneurship & the future of philanthropy
Diane Allen is a jeweler, art collector, entrepreneur and advisor who is involved in Desert X and helping many emerging artists with their careers. Diane Allen Presents is driven by curating and cultivating emerging artists. Not only is Diane a renewed creative entrepreneur, art collector and jeweler but also innovator, philanthropist and a true Renaissance woman. Being told by a teacher she wouldn’t be able to survive in the art world, Diane’s passion grew and she started her jewelry business in 1981. Besides, she collected art throughout her life, even owning an early Andy Warhol.
As she nears retirement, she is shifting gears and focusing on supporting the arts including serving on the Boards of the VIA Art Fund and Desert X. Diane is also Co-Chair Of Phase One Proudly hosting the annual Art vs Cancer event at Various Small Fires. As the Executive Vice Chair of PHASE ONE’s Board of Directors, Diane has helped raise over 20 million dollars for the organization dedicated to funding first round clinical cancer trials, and to date has enlisted a network of over 3,000 donors.
Diane is also very passionate about implementing solutions for the national opioid addiction crisis. Diane has proudly founded Denver Recover Group with over seven clinics serving the opioid addicted population in LA and Denver. “We are currently serving more than 700 patients daily and providing both harm reduction and care during this current crisis.”
Diane loves making a difference in the world and when she has time in between harmonizing her creative, philanthropic and executive purists, she can play a mean game of tennis. Her recent art events and shows include imPULSEiv in NYC, Zachary Crane Just Come Over and Rochamdeau at Satellite Art Show Miami Art Basel. 2018.
Faye Snowden is the author of three published mysteries with Kensington— Spiral of Guilt (1999), The Savior (2003, 2004) and Fatal Justice (2005, 2006). She has published short stories and poems in various literary journals and small presses including The African American Review, Calliope, Red Ochre Lit, Bay Area Poets Coalition and Occam’s Razor. A new book, A Killing Fire (Flame Tree Press) made its debut in August, 2019.
Aside from her publications, she also managed two boys, a husband, five dogs and three writing fellowships over the years. Today, Faye works and writes from her home in Northern California.
Kellsie shares why video is a must for marketing online, how to connect with your audience without coming across as fake or stiff, what social media platforms you should be focusing on for your video strategies, and more.
Kellsie Moore is an Actress and On-Camera Expert for high-achieving, purpose driven Entrepreneurs to help them craft their unique message in a way that creates a powerful and authentic connection to their audience so they can stand out from the crowd and create a magnetic brand. Everything she coaches stems from a success, growth mindset perspective to help her clients become more natural, comfortable, charismatic and confident in front of the lens to make the impact they desire in the most accessible way possible, through video.
Free training link:
Retreat info Nov 15-17th Denver, CO
Karinna Karsten is well-established as an authority in the dating industry and helps people improve their relationship lives. She lives and breathes as the modern reincarnation of Sex and the City, dealing daily with the dating problems and challenges we face today. Karinna is the CEO & Founder of an upcoming app revolutionizing the way people make relationship decisions. From why did he ghost me to how to find the perfect partner - she helps thousands of millennials daily to navigate their app-dominated complicated dating lives.
Karinna started her career as an international model and Elite Look of the Year Finalist, travelling the world before discovering her passion for human connection and emotions. As a relationship advisor she appeared in major publications like Cosmopolitan, SELF, Women’s Health and networks like CNN, NBC or OK! as a celebrity relationship expert.
Karinna is also the founder of LOVE TV, a platform dedicated to providing success-minded individuals empowering love content to create meaningful relationship experiences. Karinna brings more than a decade of experience, data and research to the eternal topics of love, wellness and intimacy by creating real-world solutions for the dating and relationship industries.
At LOVE TV, Karinna has successfully developed a sought-after digital platform by addressing users’ obstacles in dating and relationship building, while executing record-breaking partnerships with millennial-focused companies. Examples include a Valentine’s Challenge with PicsArt and launching newsworthy Joint Ventures with Pluto TV and Shout Factory for the Dr. Ruth Birthday Marathon in 2017.
Karinna is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Influencer Awards 2018 in Los Angeles. She also speaks at leading industry conferences such as the International Dating Conference Miami, Media Summit NYC, and Digital Hollywood Los Angeles.
Karinna is the author of Intimate Wisdom: The Sacred Art of Love which was a bestseller on Amazon and the creator of Sacred Love-Making, which was distributed by Netflix. Currently she is working in the field of AI and relationships and ready to further transform and disrupt the dating industry.
Sabine Gedeon is the Founder and Chief Transformation Officer at Empowered By Purpose. With a focus on Leadership, Career, and Life Coaching/Consulting she provides support to individuals and organizations, helping ambitious, mission-driven Millennials go from lost, unfulfilled, and even stuck, to gaining freedom, finding fulfillment, and increasing their impact on the lives of those around them.
With over 13 years experience serving as an HR professional, Coach and Advisor to career professionals and leaders in Fortune 100 companies, along with my own practice, Sabine's passion (and life's calling) is helping others grow, develop, and live out the true purpose of their lives.
Sabine holds a Bachelor's in Human Resource Management and a Master's in Management & Organizational Leadership. For inquiries or to work with Sabine, send an email to Info@SabineGedeon.com or reach out via LinkedIn.