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2016 Featured Speakers

  • Bill Walsh
    Bill Walsh
    America's Small Business Expert
  • Luke Edson
    Luke Edson
    YP
  • Greg Reid
    Greg Reid
    Bestselling Author
  • Jen Groover
    Jen Groover
    Empowerment and Business Expert
  • Jeffrey Shaw
    Jeffrey Shaw
    Business Coach & Speaker
  • Nicole Williams
    Nicole Williams
    WORKS
Bill Walsh
America's Small Business Expert
America’s Small Business Expert

Bill Walsh® is the CEO/Founder of Business Coaching/Venture Capital firm Powerteam International. Bill hosts and speaks at events all over the world! His passion is to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to create massive success. He loves to help people to understand specifically what it takes to build successful companies. He is an accomplished author, speaker, radio personality and movie celebrity. He has a very successful background in finance and marketing. He has spent two decades working with start-ups to major global brands increasing sales, productivity and overall success. He is an innovator with a remarkable ability to determine and dictate success strategy to seize global market opportunities.

Keynote Presentation
Success By Design - 7 Keys to Build a 7 Figure Business

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Sales Growth Room

Luke Edson
YP
SVP National Markets, YP

Luke drives the development and sales of innovative solutions across YP’s multi-media platforms, including search, mobile and display.

Luke joined YP in April 2013, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the digital media industry and a track record of delivering customer engagement, revenue growth, and increased profits Prior to YP, Luke was Senior Vice President and General Manager at Cox Digital Solutions where he managed sales, product, technology, account and publisher management, and advertising operations. Prior to Cox, Luke served as Chief Revenue Officer at Internet Broadcasting System’s IB Local Network (later acquired by Cox) where he led the transformation of IB’s TV website sales business into a fast-growing local advertising network. Luke also spent nearly 10 years at AOL, most recently in the role of Regional Sales Director (New York region) where he managed more than $120 million in sales and maintained relationships with all of the leading NYC media agencies.

Luke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Luke resides in Connecticut with his family.

 

Keynote Presentation
The Why Behind the Buy: How to Influence Today’s Savvy Consumer

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Keynote Theater

Greg Reid
Bestselling Author
Bestselling Author, Acclaimed Speaker, Filmmaker

Greg S. Reid is a natural entrepreneur known for his giving spirit and a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts.

As an action-taking phenomenon, strategy turns into results fast and furious, and relationships are deep and rich in the space he orbits.

Published in over 45 books, 28 best sellers, five motion pictures, and featured in countless magazines, Greg will share that the most valuable lessons we learn, are also the easiest ones to apply.

Recently, Greg has been hand selected by The Napoleon Hill Foundation to help carry on the teaching found in the bible of personal achievement – Think and Grow Rich.

Keynote Presentation
Three Feet From Gold: Success is Closer Than it Appears

1:45 pm 2:30 pm

Keynote Theater

Jen Groover
Empowerment and Business Expert
Empowerment and Business Expert, Entrepreneur, Author & Speaker

Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand”, a “Creativity and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential. Her name has quickly become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and evolution. She is a serial entrepreneur who’s gone from guest-hosting spots on QVC to inking deals with some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights.

Jen was recently nominated as a UN delegate to the first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. She also made history at the New York Stock Exchange, as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell and made Forbes’ list of “50 Founders You Need to Follow on Twitter”. An international motivational speaker for 20 years, Jen’s energy and multi-faceted, diverse wisdom make her a highly sought after speaker on business, leadership, empowerment, emotional intelligence, healthy living, and enhancing productivity. She has recently been added to the prestigious list of TEDx speakers. Her influence and leadership has aligned her with brands where she has had various roles as a spokeswoman and consultant such as USANA Health Sciences, Avon, Verizon and SkyMall. Jen serves as a board member for organizations such as Career Wardrobe, Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, Pride & Glory, Zee Mee, VUID, World of Humanity and CNN Hero award-winning non-profit, Back on My Feet. She is also an advisor/partner for Thuzio, an innovative sports management and sports entertainment company started by Tiki Barber and Mark Gerson.

Her success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmentalized handbag, that became a multi-million dollar brand, and has not stopped since. Jen spring-boarded the Butler Bag’s success into an entire lifestyle brand, found at a variety of price points and well known retailers. This led to the creation of subsequent lifestyle brands, Leader Girlz, and Empowered by Jen Groover. Leader Girlz teaches young girls empowerment through play, while the recently launched “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand, comprised of a one hours PBS special, an upcoming book and a variety of consumer products that encompass her insights and inspire people to live life with passion and purpose.

The success and momentum of Jen Groover’s empowerment movement has led to the vision and launch of the Empowered Economy Initiative.  This new initiative encourages corporations and universities to combine efforts in order to educate and support small business owners and entrepreneurs in their communities, thereby stimulating the economy. It has also led to the development of Jen’s upcoming, highly integrated tech platform, “Empowered for Purpose,” which will serve as a foundation for further expansion of the “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand.

Jen is a top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, Fox News, Fox Business News and The CW. Jen also contributes editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Positively Positive, The Daily Love, and HealthyStyle NY. Her products, brand and work have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including O! The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, People, US Weekly, SUCCESS and Entrepreneur.

Jen’s passion for inspiring others to realize their greatest potential on all levels was originally realized in her first business right out of college in the fitness industry and as a National level fitness competitor.  This continues as the driving force behind her many successful brands. Jen’s diverse experiences and businesses span many different industries, from fitness to fashion to sports management and technology. She constantly motivates and inspires through her keynote speaking engagements for corporations, universities and organizations all over the world. She is also an advisor/mentor to top level executives, professional athletes, and celebrities, to guide them in maximizing their own potential and brands. Jen continues to strive toward her ultimate goal, which is to innovate in every industry she is inspired to play in, while empowering others to achieve their goals. Jen is more than a multifaceted, multitalented individual – she is, undoubtedly, a force to be reckoned with. Jen believes in active participation and lives by the belief that “if you are going to complain about something you better be willing to do something to inspire change.”

Session Title
20 Principles of Entrepreneurial Success Not Taught in School

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Entrepreneurship Room

Jeffrey Shaw
Business Coach & Speaker
Speaker, Coach, Photographer, Podcast Host

It’s ironic that the guy who spent 30 years bringing life INTO focus as one of the country’s most sought after portrait photographers is now freeing creative entrepreneurs around the world to leverage their so-called “lack of focus”. But then again, who better to do so than someone who truly knows what it means to be successful as a Creative Warrior.

Business coach and speaker Jeffrey Shaw encourages entrepreneurs to use their natural creative strengths to build businesses that are profitable and fulfilling so they can make a living doing what they love.

He is also the host of the popular podcast, Creative Warriors, often ranked as one of iTunes hottest business podcasts.

A contributor to the Huffington Post, Jeffrey is also the creator of the online training program The Creative Warrior Unleashed and has been cited in various publications and trade journals.

Session Title
Build a Profitable Business: How to Stand Out, Get Noticed & Monetize Your Mojo

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Entrepreneurship Room

Nicole Williams
WORKS
CEO and Founder of WORKS / Career Expert

Nicole Williams is the bestselling author of three books, the latest of which, Girl on  Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success, has been optioned  by Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, the producers behind the Academy Award  winning films American Beauty and Milk.

The company she founded, WORKS, is the go-to resource for career-minded young women and was named one of Forbes magazine’s Top 10 Career Websites for Women. You’ve seen her on  TV— as a regular guest on Today,  Good Morning America, and CNN—and in print, where her advice has appeared on the pages of ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Glamour,  Marie Claire and the Wall Street Journal.

Session Title
The New Era of Networking: Innovative Ways to Engage and Mobilize Your Audience on Social Media

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Social Media Room

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