Join the 'Change' for Good with Founder Leena Paditar of CoinUpApp

Join the 'Change' for Good with Founder Leena Paditar of CoinUpApp

Coin Up is an innovative mobile app that provides a platform for donors to give to their favorite charitable causes effortlessly. Once downloaded and registered, the app will round up everyday purchases made on your credit card or debit card to the nearest dollar and send the “spare change” directly to the person’s chosen charities each month. The app is free to download and was designed to have people give to causes they are passionate about, making it easy for their spare change to have major impact. Coin Up's mission is to create a society that engages in charitable giving through the convenience of everyday transactions. For more information, visit www.coinupapp.com. YOUR CHANGE. YOUR IMPACT @CoinUpApp 

Coin Up App Founder Leena Paditar. “Since 1938, March of Dimes has had the vision that spare change can eliminate a disease like polio and change the lives of millions. They inspired us to create Coin Up and we hope to help in the fight against birth defects through our partnership with them.”  

Jacob Koo CEO and founder VRt Ventures, A New Way to Experience the Arts

Jacob Koo CEO and founder VRt Ventures, A New Way to Experience the Arts

Jacob Koo is a lifelong entrepreneur, previously and/or currently involved in the import/export of commodities and products, sports and entertainment marketing, real estate investment and development, retail business, contemporary art and design, and mobile apps. 

His belief in the potential of virtual reality was the impetus for founding VRt Ventures, a company focused on exploring the possibilities of VR.  Beginning with the idea and execution of turning celebrated museum exhibitions into virtual reality experiences, VRt Ventures is focused on developing VR applications that will affect all of us who couldn’t get ourselves to purchase a DVD player until it was under $100. www.vrtventures.art

The Right Fit Formula, STOP Chasing Someone Else’s Version of Perfection! with Christine Lusita

The Right Fit Formula, STOP Chasing Someone Else’s Version of Perfection! with Christine Lusita

Christine Lusita, CPT, CHC, is a celebrity health coach, TV health and fitness expert and behavior change specialist with an emphasis on everyday health. As a nationally certified nutritionist and mindfulness educator, she is a regular contributor to national media including the Today ShowEXTRA TVSteve HarveyInside EditionABC News, and CBS News. Christine lives happily with her husband and her adorable boxer Lily in Los Angeles, and is the creator of What a Feeling active wear—‘80s inspired custom athleisure brand. www.christinelusita.com

A New Role Model for Teens, with Tal Tsfany sharing his new YA novel Sophie

A New Role Model for Teens, with Tal Tsfany sharing his  new YA novel Sophie

When Tal Tsfany was looking for books with role models for his three children, he had a difficult time. He couldn’t find many stories with strong, virtuous role models, so he decided to make his own! The title character of Sophie embodies integrity, independence, and rationality. Sophie’s story portrays the importance of discovering and practicing the right principles.

Tsfany is an entrepreneur and an executive in the computer software industry. He received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and master’s in business administration. He is the proud father of Ron, Shiri, and Yael.  

About the Novel: Sophie is a 13-year-old refugee from Syria who escaped with her sick mother to the U.S. As an illegal immigrant, Sophie is trying to avoid deportation while dealing with hardships and conflicts in her own unique way.

Leo, Sophie's best friend, tells the story from his point of view. While doing so, he is learning and introspecting, trying to understand Sophie's approach to life.

Sophie is illustrated by my son Ron, a (and I'm very objective...) talented young illustrator who captures the essence of Sophie, Leo, and their unique relationship. www.sophie-book.com

NY State Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Sharpe, Rethinking Government, Empowering People

NY State Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Sharpe, Rethinking Government, Empowering People

Larry Sharpe is a Bronx native, a Marine Corps veteran, an entrepreneur, and a management consultant with 15 years of experience mentoring international executives, entrepreneurs & salespeople. He is also a teacher, previously serving as a guest instructor for business management and leadership at institutions such as Yale University, Columbia University, Baruch College and John Jay College. He is now running for Governor of New York in order to make education more effective through innovation, reform the criminal justice system to focus on rehabilitation, and build an economy that works for all of New York State. https://www.larrysharpe.com/

Learn Laugh Lead, How to Avoid a Huge Leadersh.t

Learn Laugh Lead, How to Avoid a Huge Leadersh.t

Brian M Harman, MBA, PhD student, is an American businessman that has been working in corporate leadership and supply chain management since 2005. He has studied global finance, leadership, and management sciences at the University of Oxford and Pepperdine University, earning his MBA degree from Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is currently completing his PhD dissertation in Global Leadership and Change.

Brian's specialized work in negotiation and leadership has driven his career in construction, biotechnology, and manufacturing. At BioMarin Pharmaceutical, headquartered in USA/Ireland with global operations in 30+ countries, Brian is responsible for global indirect categories, including facilities, HR, IT, finance, and corporate services. Outside of his corporate career, he focuses on leadership psychology, research, consulting, teaching, and writing. In addition to his role as a professor for Golden Gate University, Brian teaches global leadership, negotiation, and storytelling courses in Peru and the rest of South America. His research has been published in academic journals and he holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LBBP) for continuous improvement methodologies. The CSCMP has awarded Brian with 2 academic grants to continue graduate and post-graduate research. Brian lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA.

Sandra Joseph, Unmasking What Matters, 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway

Sandra Joseph, Unmasking What Matters, 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway

Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star turned inspirational keynote speaker and author of the new book, “Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway.” Her legendary run as Christine Daaé in “The Phantom of the Opera” spanned 10 years, more than 1,300 performances and earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. Today, Sandra is on a mission to empower other people’s voices through her work as an author, speaker and workshop facilitator. She is married to her "Phantom" costar Ron Bohmer. They currently reside in Southern California. For more information, visit www.SandraJoseph.com.

Richard Brooks Tips to Optimize Your Personal Finance and Investment Portfolio

Richard Brooks worked in the financial services industry where he was the lead manager of $325 million in assets. His business savvy led him to form his own company RNB WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP, an independent investment advisory firm that utilizes his unique Winning with Counter - Investing strategic platform. Sounds pretty amazing! However, life has not been so easy for Brooks as he's endured and survived a number of catastrophic life-threatening injuries.  At 22 years old he was in an automobile accident injuring his vertebrae, suffered two strokes at age 47 and had a third stroke when he was 52 years old. 

 

Brooks' tenacity to push forward and never give up mirror his work ethic to never give up and provide the best service for his clients. His investing success and survival against most odds interweave to reveal an inspiring new path to becoming the investor you ought to be. His best-selling book Counter Investing A Winning Approach to Life and Finance is a book on how he and his business survived. www.rnbwealth.com

Andrea Carter, What Stops Women from Achieving Their Full Potential?

Andrea Carter, What Stops Women from Achieving Their Full Potential?

Andrea Carter trains and educates coaches, consultants and professionals in the prolific proprietary mindset training program, Power To Thrive™ so they can effectively create results with the niched market they are serving. Mindset precedes results, yet research shows most have not learned an effective mindset model to convert a fixed mindset into a prolific mindset. Changing your thinking takes more than just adopting a positive thought, it requires an embodiment and a visceral connection with what you want versus what you currently have. When people learn a system to embody a prolific mindset personally and professionally, economic potential can be reached. Your environment and previous experiences do not have to continue to define you. When you learn how to transform your thoughts with a structure for prolific thinking, you’ll leave the nay-sayers in the dust and success will be inevitable!

Wealthy Woman Warrior™ Liberator. Power To Thrive™ Creator.Economic Potential Innovator, with the goal to Empowering 1 million women to reach their economic potential by 2025. www.wealthywomanwarrior.com

Callum Laing How to Grow Your Small Businesses with Minimal Risk and Liquidity

Callum Laing How to Grow Your Small Businesses with Minimal Risk and Liquidity

Callum Laing is a New Zealander who has started, built, bought and sold half a dozen businesses in a range of industries across two continents. He is a partner in private equity company Unity­ Group, director of multiple companies and is co-­founder and non ­exec director of The Marketing Group PLC, listed in Europe. He is widely published, regularly featured in the media and often invited to speak at conferences. Callum is based in Singapore. www.CallumLaing.com

Melanie Bajrovic, The Wealthy Barmaid: From Minimum Wage to Millionaire

Melanie Bajrovic, The Wealthy Barmaid: From Minimum Wage to Millionaire

Melanie Bajrovic continues to build upon the investment knowledge that her family began to nurture from the age of twelve. Her journey to financial independence continued through college, post-graduate job searching, and the start-up phases of her own businesses — all the while, supporting her endeavors by working as a barmaid. 

As she established herself as a successful entrepreneur, Melanie affirmed many lessons learned from her grandparents, an eternal source of inspiration on her road to becoming The Wealthy Barmaid. 

In this new millennia, there are no excuses for our modern ignorance, and when it comes to The Wealthy Barmaid, there are none.

The only true obstacle, between your present circumstance and your future financial independence, is you.  www.melaniebajrovic.com

Shift Toward Liberty, with candidate for Congress John Horst

Shift Toward Liberty, with candidate for Congress John Horst

John Horst is a Cybersecurity Engineer with over 20 years experience helping civilian and military leaders succeed with secure, cutting-edge information technology.

One of four children of a Navy family, John was raised in San Diego, graduating from Saint Augustine High School in 1985. He and his wife Pauline married in 1995 and bought their Mira Mesa home in 1997. 20 years later, they have raised two boys in Mira Mesa and will be sending them off to college soon.

Over those 20 years, John has given thousands of hours to various volunteer groups in his community. John was elected to two terms on the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group, serving as Secretary for five years and Chairman for three. John has a proven track record of practical solutions and successful community advocacy at all levels of government.

His unique background gives John an unmatched grasp of how local problems span multiple levels of government. Practical solutions require leadership which is willing to work across both the political aisle as well as across various levels of government.

John is committed to a principle articulated by President Ronald Reagan – it is remarkable how much can be accomplished when you do not care who gets the credit. www.johnhorstforcongress.com

Entrepreneur and Candidate for Congress, Scott Sturgill

Scott Sturgill serves as the CEO of Durable Safety Products where he has built a very successful safety company that has employees locally and throughout the USA.  Scott recently served as the Chairman of the Board for the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Under his leadership businesses are thriving in the region and new businesses continue to open.

Scott became involved with politics after seeing firsthand how high taxes and red tape impact entrepreneurs.  He is very vocal and takes a strong stand against wasteful spending and demands that politicians must adhere to the same rules as everyone else.  Scott is focused on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation, economic growth, cutting government spending, improving healthcare and running government with a business mentality.

A 4th Generation Seminole County resident Scott and his wife, Tracy reside in Sanford with their two daughters. www.scottsturgillforcongress.com

Eric Dahan, CEO Co-founder of Open Influence, Retrofitting How Brands Connect with Great Talent

Eric Dahan, CEO Co-founder of Open Influence, Retrofitting How Brands Connect with Great Talent

Eric Dahan is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Open Influence, where he oversees the strategic direction, execution, global expansion, and overall operation of the company. With an international scope and background in business and economics, Dahan brings a rich and pragmatic understanding of market dynamics and social sciences to his role. Dahan is a thought-leader in the influencer industry, and is recognized as a Forbes’ 30 Under 30 (2017) and Inc.’s 30 Under 30 (2016), CEO.

Prior to co-founding Open Influence, Dahan co-founded Splurge, a mobile app that combines social curation and e-commerce by aggregating online flash-sales from a variety of retailers. He also served as chief executive officer and managing partner for the company. Before Splurge, Dahan got his start in digital at HauteLook, a member-only online marketplace offering flash-sales and limited-time sales events that was acquired by Nordstrom in 2011. Dahan earned his bachelor’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University. www.OpenInfluence.com

Allen Adamson, Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast Changing World

Allen Adamson, Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast Changing World

Allen Adamson is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce with over thirty
years of experience in building iconic brands. He is the author of three previous books—
BrandSimple, BrandDigital, and The Edge—and writes a monthly column on branding
for Forbes.com. JOEL STECKEL is an expert on marketing research and branding
strategy, with numerous journal articles to his credit. Professor Steckel is currently Vice
Dean for Doctoral Education at NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he has served on
the faculty for more than twenty-five years. Both authors live in New York City.  www.shiftaheadbook.com

Phillip Broussard - 2-Tour Navy Veteran, Business Owner, Discusses his latest Blues Album

Phillip Broussard - 2-Tour Navy Veteran, Business Owner, Discusses his latest Blues Album

Born and raised in Washington State, Phillip Broussard discovered his passion early in life, when his father brought home a guitar. His father’s original intention was to play the guitar himself, but he soon found Phillip picking up the guitar, when he didn’t think anyone was watching. Phillip grew up under the influence of his father’s favorites, Pink Floyd, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton. What started as just a few chords, ignited a desire to share his new found passion with the world.

Then, tragedy struck at 18 years old, when Phillip’s father, grandfather and uncle passed away within 6 months of each other. Phillip put down his guitar and enlisted in the United States Navy, in an attempt to quell his grief. Early on in his Naval career, someone handed Phillip a copy of John Mayer’s cd, “Room for Squares”. This album reignited Phillip’s passion for the guitar. In 2007, Phillip deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. During this time, he refined his guitar skills…

Phillip’s debut EP was released on MTS Records, November 18th, 2017, his dad’s birthday. It includes the New Music Weekly chart single, “Just Wanna Believe.” www.facebook.com/phillipbroussard86,  www.twitter.com/realphillipbrou

A New Way to Think About Climate Change with Dr. Anita Sanchez

A New Way to Think About Climate Change with Dr. Anita Sanchez

Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., is a transformational leadership consultant, speaker, coach and author of the new book, “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times,” coming in September 2017 from Enliven, a new imprint from Atria Publishing Group of Simon & Schuster.

She bridges indigenous teachings with the latest science to inspire and equip women and men to enjoy meaningful, empowered lives and careers. With four decades of experience coaching and training executives and their teams in dozens of Fortune 500 companies, governmental groups and non-governmental agencies, Anita is an established leader in global organizational change initiatives. She is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council with luminaries such as Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson and John Gray, as well as the Association of Transformational Leaders, the Evolutionary Business Council, and serves on the Boards of the Bioneers organization and the Pachamama Alliance. Anita resides in the mountains outside of Boulder, CO with her husband and sons.  www.FourSacredGifts.com.

Chad Free author, Wake Up Your Retirement! A Guide to Make Your Financial Dreams a Reality.

Chad Free author, Wake Up Your Retirement! A Guide to Make Your Financial Dreams a Reality.

Chad Free is an entrepreneur that has helped take 2 companies reach the 7 figure mark in a very short period of time. A graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
communications with an emphasis in business, sales and marketing, Free is the owner of The Free Group, LLC. and author of Wake Up Your Retirement! A Guide to Make your Financial Dreams a Reality.

As a wealth strategist, his company provides strategies that focus on the client’s needs, and addresses their concerns about increasing taxes, market volatility, and outliving their money. Free understands the burden and pressure that comes from handling finances, so he wrote the book
Wake Up Your Retirement to give individuals hope and confidence that they can increase their wealth. Free lives with his wife and two sons outside Greenville, South Carolina.
www.wakeupyourretirement.com