Darren is today's preeminent Success Mentor, a highly sought after keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author - The Compound Effect, Living Your Best Year Ever, and The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster- as well as former Publisher and Editor or SUCCESS Magazine.
Darren has been a central leader in the personal growth and success industry now for more than 20 years. He has led three success television networks producing over 1,000 TV shows with most every known thought leader of our times. Over the past decade, Darren was the visionary force behind behind the rebirth of SUCCESS Magazine as its publisher and editor. These positions have given him unique and unprecedented access to interview, investigate and publish the stories of the most successful people on the planet including the likes of Richard Branson, Colin Powell, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Harold Schultz, Steve Wynn, Jack Welch and many more. He has uncovered the secrets to their success and now uses them to empower millions of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders globally.
Anthony is an international speaker, an author, and entrepreneur.
Anthony is the Managing Director of B2B Sales Coach & Consultancy, a coaching and consulting firm he started in 2007. Anthony has worked for—and spoken to—global giants like Accenture, Abbot Laboratories, Toro, TransUnion, Wells Fargo, GE, RR Donnelly and CH Robinson.
Anthony is internationally recognized as a thought leader in sales, with his award winning The Sales Blog being read by 65,000 people each month. His Sunday newsletter reaches 80,000 people each week.
Anthony has been named one the 50 most influential people in sales by Top Sales World. He was also named one of the 25 most influential people in sales by Open View Partners.
In addition to writing daily at The Sales Blog since 2010, Anthony is also a contributing editor at SUCCESS Magazine and ThinkSales Magazine. He also writes an occasional column for Forbes. Anthony’s first book, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, released in October, 2016 is a national bestseller. His second book, The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the Ten Commitments ThT Drive Sales.
Our mission at The Mr. Thank You Project is to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet by 1% by inspiring 74 million thank you cards written all over the world.
This was started by our Founder John Israel, who committed himself to writing 5- thank you cards every day for an entire year. This life changing experience allowed John the opportunity to share his story on National stages, and attracted the attention of news and media outlets such as: PopSugar, Fox News, NBC, Good Morning America, and MarthaStewart.com.
As John shares, “Our objective is to help people make gratitude a habit, not just by writing about it in a journal, or "thinking happy thoughts", but by living gratitude as an expression in your life.”
John’s story has been documented in his book, The Mr. Thank You Project: A Journey to Elevate the Level of Gratitude on the Planet, One Card at a Time. Available on Amazon as of May 2018.
A trained teacher and natural motivator, Bearj offers a unique perspective, incorporating motivation into his teaching and teaching into his motivation, giving his audience an exclusive arsenal of tools to use in their climb to success.
Bearj is a highly sought-after Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader who can speak for groups ranging from 20 – 20,000+! He will inspire, motivate and equip your Leaders and Team to have World Class Success! Bearj believes that Breaking Down the Walls to Success is the key in every area of business, leadership and life.
Dynamic, Exciting and Engaging, Bearj discovered his unique style of motivating and empowering others while leading young people, parents and educators as a high school band director, using music as the vehicle to inspire the students in his high-powered band program to achieve lofty goals.
Jeff has been on a tour of the world performing in over 300 cities in 22 countries. For the past 8 years, he has created award winning magic illusions used by the top magicians in the world. He is the co-founder of The Magic Estate in Orlando, FL. A collaborative community that is currently home to a Magician, an Illusionist, a Mind Reader, A Keynote Speaker, an Inventor, A Lawyer/Hypnotist, and a Dolphin Trainer. He has performed and been a Keynote speaker for Disney, Wayfair, The Rising Tide Society, Give Kids The World Village, Cornerstone Hospice, Best Year Ever Live, as well as many other organizations and colleges.
During Jeff's signature speech "Creating Magic Moments," he will entertain and amaze your audience, then reveal some of the best kept secrets of world renowned magicians and your audience how to apply it to their business, lifestyle and relationships.
These nationally-renowned, award-winning performers have made a career out of inspiring people to follow their passions and give them the courage to tackle the obstacles we face in our lives. Through never seen before spoken word storytelling, Kirk and Gabriel captivate a wide array of audiences, from fortune 500 company's to local foundations to juveniles in lockdown detention facilities.
Together, the stories of Gabriel Giron, a cancer survivor and former US Army soldier serving during 9/11, and Kirk Latimer, a survivor of suicide and former High School English teacher, speak from an original and authentic perspective. Kinetic Affect combines dynamic spoken word poetry with motivational speaking that is described as a life changing and captivating performance that is a must see experience. These two energetic performers are sure to engage through humor, raw honesty and powerful spoken word poetry.
Kinetic Affect provides one of a kind performances that will blow you away.
Carmen Fowler LaBerge
Carmen LaBerge is an author, speaker and host of the daily Christian worldview radio show The Reconnect. The purpose of the show is to mobilize every Christian to get off the sidelines and into the cultural conversations of the day in ways that honor Jesus. In less than one year, Carmen has conducted over 200 interviews with widely respected influencers, reporters, authors and leaders. She is in her eleventh year serving as president of the Presbyterian Lay Committee, a ministry that’s been working to equip Christians for faithful witness for more than 50 years.
Carmen is a graduate of the University of Florida with an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. She now lives outside of Nashville, TN with her husband Jim and family.
Author & Authority on Leadership & Customer Experience, Business Talk Show Host on C-Suite Network TV, Chief Marketing Officer at Synclab MediaAuthor & Authority on Leadership & Customer Experience, Business Talk Show Host on C-Suite Network TV, Chief Marketing Officer at Synclab Media.
With over seventeen years of experience helping build Engaged, PROGRESS-Based Sales Leadership and Customer Service Cultures, Dean Lindsay has been hailed as a ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as a ‘Sales-and-Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal.
His books, Big PHAT Goals, CRACKING THE NETWORKING CODE & THE PROGRESS CHALLENGE have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. Dean has had the privilege of sharing his sales leadership and customer service insights in numerous countries including: Sweden, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Ecuador, Venezuela, and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica. Dean’s clients include: New York Life, Ericsson, Gold’s Gym, Aramark Canada, International Customer Management Institute, UCLA Anderson School of Management & Haggar Clothing.
As a host, comedian, and expert home maker Carrie has a fresh and unique outlook on decor, the home, and the life we live. With her innate and ever-evolving sense of style, sass, and sensitivity, Carrie would like to say she has a bit of everything for everyone. Carrie and her designs have been featured on HGTV, DIY, and VH-1. Her clients include celebrities, business owners, top realtors, and investment home buyers. She can currently be seen on The Travel Channel as a head designer for their hit show Hotel Impossible. She is a proud member of NAPO (National Association of Personal Organizers) and is a certified home stager (HSR certified).
Ryan C. Lowe
Ryan is a professional motivational keynote speaker, sales trainer, consultant & author, who’s passion is to work with organizations that want to inspire and motivate their leaders and team members with principles that will help create a positive culture and mindset to achieve excellence. Ryan’s keynote presentations are intertwined with professional and personal experiences, including several personal tragedies and a near death experience. He also shares his key message: success isn’t determined by background, experience, or anything else. It’s all in your attitude. In his seminars and his own life, Ryan inspires people to believe in themselves, that they can and will live the life they’ve envisioned by using one major factor: a positive attitude. He writes articles for several magazines and is the author one of the most talked about books in the market today, “Get off Your Attitude.” Ryan and his book have been featured in print, radio and television all over the country. He and his book were highlighted in Selling Power Magazine and were featured by Success Magazine in their Success Book Summary program
Michael J. Maher
Michael designed a system, the (7L) System, based around a philosophy of generosity. He, and those who have implemented the system, have found that a business based on generosity leads to reciprocity in the form of referrals, help, and good will far beyond anything they could ever imagine. As Michael says, “It’s a living worth living. It’s a living worth loving.” After sharing this philosophy and system in the International Bestseller (7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals, Michael with no plans for speaking, coaching, or training was instantly inundated with requests to teach the system. Now thousands upon thousands of professionals see him speak, attend his events, and go through this trainings every year.
Dennis is a business and executive coach for a billion dollar company in the Pacific Northwest. He's been interviewed on Focus on The Family, Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey, Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News. Hosted Balance Point Radio for years and was embedded nightly with CBS affiliate news Point 2 Point as the conservative commentator for many years, as well.
From the storied halls of West Point class of 1978 to a bid for US Congress in 2000 to author and consultant; Dennis’ journey has taken him where few men are blessed to go. His unique clarity on life comes from being a lifelong learner and living each adventure to its fullest potential. Dennis has an inborn love for history and, due to his path in life, has a deep seeded drive to see honor lived out. Dennis has a deep love of creation and of the Creator.
Dennis is an award winning author of Cocoa: The Blind Dog, Beautiful Nate, Finding Malone, Benghazi and Beyond, as well as co-author of other books and written three motion picture screenplays. Dennis is a sought after conference speaker and business coach.
John Mason is a national best-selling author, noted speaker and executive author coach. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group.
He’s authored twenty books including An Enemy Called Average, You’re Born An Original-Don’t Die A Copy, and Know Your Limits—Then Ignore Themwhich have sold two million copies and are translated into thirty-eight languages throughout the world. His books are widely known as a source of real-world wisdom, hopeful inspiration, and practical principles.
His writings have twice been published in Reader’s Digest along with numerous other national publications. Seven of his books have reached the #1 spot on an Amazon best-seller list.
Known for his quick wit, powerful thoughts and memorable humor, he’s spoken to audiences of 50 to 15,000 for more than twenty-five years.
Kristin is the Founder and Managing Director of Cultural Outreach Solutions, specializing in helping companies in the mortgage industry better reach and serve multicultural and Millennial homebuyers. Her expertise is in multicultural marketing, Millennial homeownership, and compliance with diversity regulations in the Dodd-Frank.
Kristin is a frequent speaker at national conferences in the industry and has written for numerous publications. In addition to her business, she consults with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Consulting Services, and she is the co-author of the MBA’s Section 342 Compliance Essentials Toolkit.
Kristin started her career in the mortgage industry and later worked as a social worker both locally and abroad, training providers on culturally competent practice. Prior to starting her own business, she consulted with former McKinsey consultants at the Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth to develop international social enterprises.
Mike is a keynote speaker, “masterminder,” coach and course creator, and is the founder & CEO of Appreciative Intelligence Inc., where he leads organizations and communities through his whole-system summits and leadership programs.
Mike is the author of the #1 bestselling book Closer Than You Think: Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution.
Mike teaches individuals, as well as entire systems of people in a company or community how to create the foundation and the framework to develop new configurations of strengths, talents, wisdom, experiences, and perspectives that render their weaknesses irrelevant.
Inspired by the abundance of research and breakthroughs in Systems Thinking, Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Design Thinking, Neuroscience, and Biomimicry, and guided by the Appreciative Inquiry 4-D Cycle and Positive Core Mapping, Mike teaches how to create a flourishing cycle of inquiry and innovation in all aspects of your organization, your community, or just simply, in yourself.
David Nico, PHD
David Nico PhD is America's Peak Performance Strategist, a keynote speaker, and certified coach. His passion is to help leaders live well so they can model vitality, inspire vision, and create a healthy legacy—He's like a one-stop-doc for well-being.
He is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller “Diet Diagnosis” and has shared health tips on national television networks reaching millions of viewers. He is a featured expert in Forbes, The Street, Fox News, MSN, Yahoo, Men's Health, Woman's World, Prevention, Reader's Digest, USA Today, and more. His company, Dr. Healthnut, has a mission to help people make healthier choices in all aspects of their lives.
Gary has spent his entire professional life developing sales and training programs that work. With over 35 years in sales and management, Gary has assembled a wealth of knowledge and experiences in sales tactics, behaviors, and achievements. Learning through observation, experience, training, and old-fashioned trial-and-error, Gary has learned what makes salespeople successful in nearly any industry.
An energetic go-getter at his core, Gary built his career from the ground up, starting as a loan originator at Citibank where he quickly climbed the ranks to branch manager and regional manager over the mortgage division. Later, as a regional manager with Norwest Mortgage, Gary oversaw the development of seven new offices–from planning to building to managing. For nearly two decades, Gary served as part owner and Vice President over Retail Sales of Republic Mortgage, one of the leading home loan organizations in the western United States.
Gary grew up in Sacramento, California where he developed an intense passion for music and played the drums beginning at age eight. Gary and his wife Stefani are the proud parents of three kids and grandparents of twelve and are die-hard San Francisco Giants fans.
President and Founder of The Knowledge Coop™
Since diving into the industry in 1998, Ken Perry has been a relentless innovator in the mortgage and real estate world. His company was one of the nations first training companies to be approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) to provide pre-licensing and continuing education for originators, Ken has had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of thousands of professionals throughout the country on topics including mortgage and real estate compliance, title and escrow laws, economic and industry updates and forecasts, business development and strategy, and social networking and media.
Ken is madly in love with, and quite addicted to, reading laws. He researches and analyzes every law, rule, and regulation he can get his hands on and has become famous for bringing a unique, not-what-you-expect style of education to his clients by mixing passion and humor with extreme knowledge.
Joe, president of Mortgage Coach, has been reinventing the industry’s most trusted selling strategy to embrace the internet and mobile revolution.
Throughout the past 15 years as a technology leader, in the mortgage industry, his designs have always pushed the envelope of what software and systems can do for mortgage professionals. Joe was the founder and former CEO of Lasso Technologies, a start-up that pioneered bringing Loan Origination Software online. In 2005, Ellie Mae, acquired Lasso Technologies to create Encompass Anywhere, hands down the largest SaaS offered LOS.
Joe is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive sales, management, marketing, and technical experience. He has been selected multiple times among the “40 Most Influential Leaders in the Mortgage Industry Under 40” by Mortgage Professional magazine. He’s a passionate leader and a public speaker with the ability to effectively inspire mortgage professionals to tap into their full potential, with a little help from technology – and has more then a decade of success to prove it.