For more than 20 years, David Mammano has been a serial entrepreneur. Having started seven companies from scratch, he thrives on starting and growing businesses. Today he thrives on helping others start or grow their businesses by infusing the latest entrepreneurial principles into their strategy. Relevant experiences include being a three-time Inc. Magazine 5000 Growth Company, the host of the Avanti Entrepreneur podcast, a TEDx speaker, an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester, and the author of business and college planning books.Read More
Our children love to go out for hot chocolate. It’s become a weekly ritual for us; an opportunity to sit talk about what’s happening in their lives – school, friends, and anything interesting they’ve learned. The time and space to connect and tune-in with our kids has a lot of upside. On the downside, my 8 year old’s desire for his weekly hot […]Read More
Mitch Matthews is co-founder of the BIG Dream Gathering, a serial entrepreneur, speaker, and author. His DREAM – THINK – DO podcast helps people to dream bigger, think better, and do more… and has been rated #1 by the Huffington Post.
Mitch’s personal dream is to help launch a million dreams in his lifetime. Bringing this goal to colleges and universities across the country, the Big Dream Gathering is now more than a series of events; it’s a movement – a movement of people giving themselves permission to dream and helping each other to achieve those dreams.Read More
David Covey is the 3rd son of Stephen R. Covey, and he grew up with 7 Habits his whole life. He worked 16 years at FranklinCovey (FC) which included 8 years in the United States and 8 years Internationally. He managed both the USA and international business. He left FC after his father retired to set up SMCOV, as well as three additional companies. SMCOV helps companies expand globally through licensing. David has also co-authored two business books for release in Spring, 2017.Read More
Amy Anderson is an Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker, entrepreneur, former senior editor of SUCCESS magazine and creator of Transformative Writing for Non-Writers. If you’d met her 20 years ago, you’d never believe any of this was possible. Within two more years, she was a daily drug and alcohol user, suffered seizures and hallucinations regularly, and lost nearly all of her relationships. She lived in a place with no running water, phone, or heat. She weighed 78 pounds, rarely bathed, and nearly died multiple times. Then one day, by an act of grace, she got sober. That was 15 years ago.Read More
Dr. M. Alex Peterson is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California (PSY18593) with a specialty in child and adolescent neuropsychological assessment. He has been in private practice in Oakland, CA since 2006. He was previously employed as a neuropsychologist through the Neurology Department with Children’s Hospital Oakland. He completed his postdoctoral training through the Neurology Department with Oakland Children’s Hospital where he is subsequently employed.Read More
A sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home (2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). Drawing on the latest scientific research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance, Carter demonstrates a sweet paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more.
A sought-after keynote speaker and executive coach, Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on the HuffingtonPost, PsychologyToday.com, Medium.com, and several other websites.Read More
Heather Ann Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur and regarded as a top authority on Digital Marketing, Sales Coaching, and Online Publishing Business Strategies. Heather Ann has been named Top 50 Must Follow Women Entrepreneurs for 2017 by the Huffington Post. She has also been called Chief Sexy Boss™ (nickname from her Amazon Best Seller book Sexy Boss™: How Women are Beating the Big Boys), and others call her an Icon Creator or the Wizard Behind the Curtain.
In 2006, she started, developed, and grew an online information marketing publishing company from zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months. Starting without a list, a product, a name or an offer, Heather Ann molded her business partner into a successful guru now known as an expert in his field. She has instructed, coached and promoted hundreds of entrepreneurs leading them down the path to success in making money from their knowledge and leveraging it online.Read More
Lilian Gonzalez, MA is a native Spanish speaker with a BA in Child Development and Biology from Mills College. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. She currently does research on multiculturalism and multicultural competency and has a special interest in working with young professionals struggling to balance personal and professional lives.
As a family therapist, Lilian provides counseling to families who have children with special needs and families going through a divorce or adjusting to new family constellations. She helps parents identify parenting styles in order to present a unified front in the home.Read More
Nicola Taggart is a personal and professional success coach, facilitator, and speaker. For more than 10 years, Nicola has worked with executives, leaders and business professionals to help them increase their confidence and connections as a leader and in life.
Nicola has helped executives and emerging leaders within a variety of industries (including nonprofits, medical education, advertising and pharma/biotech) gain clarity as to what’s important to them and what type of leader they want to be so that they can have greater influence and make a greater impact in their work, teams, family and community. She has worked with many individuals who are in fast-paced careers that require them to work hard and travel often. Using a combination of her personal experience, professional training, and intuitive nature, Nicola has supported high-achieving professionals in developing as leaders and creating lives that they can feel good about and enjoy.Read More