Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth

By Best Selling Author Belinda Ellsworth

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Work From Your Happy Place is the podcast that equips you with the tools, know-how, and motivation to live your dreams and find your happy place. Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and Podcaster, Belinda Ellsworth brings you conversations with others who have found their happy place in work and in life.

Episode Date
WFYHP 0111 AJ Wilcox - B2Linked

AJ Wilcox is a long-time digital marketer who fell in love with the LinkedIn Ads platform in 2011. He founded in 2014, which specializes in LinkedIn Ads account management, training, and consulting. Since then, he has managed hundreds of accounts and a combined $100 million in ad spend on the network. He has worked directly with several of LinkedIn’s top 10 accounts. AJ’s entrepreneurial journey is deeply rooted in his faith. After he was fired from his last job, he was offered multiple job opportunities. He prayed to God to figure out what he should do and the answer was to turn them all down and start his own business — and he's never looking back!

Jun 07, 2018
WFYHP 0110 Brian Harman and Stephanie Taglianetti

Stephanie M Taglianetti, MFA, is an Italian-American writer from Long Island, NY. She has studied creative writing at the distinguished California Institute of the Arts, earning her Master’s degree. Her specialized work in storytelling has pointed her career towards professional screenwriting, copywriting, and education. Outside of her career, she focuses on painting, singing, and guitar.

Brian M Harman, MBA, is an American businessman that has been working in corporate leadership and supply chain management since 2004. He has studied global finance and management science at the University of Oxford and Pepperdine University, earning his MBA degree and currently finishing his Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change. His specialized work in strategic sourcing, negotiation, and leadership has driven his career in biotechnology. Outside of his corporate career, he is a Professor at San Francisco's Golden Gate University and Universidad ESAN's Graduate School of Business in Lima, Peru. His research focus is leadership psychology and humor. 

Jun 04, 2018
WFYHP 0109 Alison Cardy

Alison Cardy is a career truth-teller who believes in living a life that actually feels like your own. She and her team have helped nearly 200 professionals find a great career fit through her proven CLARITY process. She is the author of the bestselling Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career. Her work has been featured on Fast Company, Forbes, The Washington Post, and The Muse. She is a frequent speaker at universities and alumni groups including Harvard, MIT, Georgetown, and her alma mater, The University of Maryland. She leads an international team of 6 career coaches and runs a 6 figure business.

May 30, 2018
WFYHP 0108 Vincent LoTempio

Patent laws, copyright questions, and trademarks can be confusing. Who do you trust to help you wade through the information and understand the complexity of it all? Vincent (Vin) LoTempio, a Registered Patent Attorney in the firm of Kloss, Stenger and LoTempio, helps clients untangle the web of Intellectual Property (IP) Law.

As a registered patent attorney, LoTempio works with high-end corporate clients and inventors with a new idea that have never marketed, manufactured a product, and everyone in-between. He writes patent applications, counsels on branding trademarks, and has the ability to litigate infringement cases.

As a Corporate IP Consultant and Lecturer, he trains inventors and
corporate employees to identify intellectual property.
As an Inventor Consultant, Vin can analyze new inventions to determine feasibility of patentability and commercialization.

Vin LoTempio appeared on History Channel’s “Million Dollar Genius” as
the attorney for Wayne Fromm, inventor of the “Selfie Stick”.
Vin also co-wrote “Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers,”
which takes the reader from an idea’s conception through the steps of
patent protection.

May 18, 2018
WFYHP 0107 Tanya Conner-Green

Tanya Conner-Green has been coaching female entrepreneurs who are struggling to make money in their business since 2015. As a former corporate ‘prisoner’ who was often referred to as ‘the little pitbull’ in the insurance firm where she worked, Tanya is keenly aware of how important it is for her clients to succeed in their business and not go back to a soul-sucking 9-5 job. She has a unique approach to her business coaching because of her strong focus on human connection and vulnerability. Tanya focuses on helping women move beyond the fears and self-doubts that keep them hidden behind their computer screens so that they can get visible, get vulnerable, and stand out from the crowd online in order to make 6-figures+ in their online business. 

May 18, 2018
WFYHP 0106 Daniel Gefen - The Self Help Addict
May 14, 2018
WFYHP 0105 Sue Monhait - Gift Biz Gal

Sue Monhait, also known as the Gift Biz Gal, has been consulting with retail and online businesses for over 25 years. Additionally, she has started two multi 6-figure companies of her own. Today, The Ribbon Print Company is the major sponsor of her Gift Biz Unwrapped Podcast. Sue has been identified as an industry trendsetter and now focuses on the “gifting, baking, crafting and making” spaces. She’s a leader in helping entrepreneurs set up their business to become a profitable and sustainable entity. Pulling from her vast experience, Sue now guides people who have a hobby or creative passion that they want to turn into a business. As an extension, she works with existing business owners who have gotten stuck or are looking for that one thing that’s needed for them to gain traction and move ahead.

May 10, 2018
WFYHP 0104 Sarah Argenal - Working Parent Resource

Sarah Argenal is the Founder & CEO of the Working Parent Resource.

Her goal is to help burned-out professional moms and dads live more deliberate lives so they can experience more meaning, joy, and fulfillment.

After 20 years of working with individuals, couples, professionals, and parents in all different ways, She's discovered a few different things about the reality of working parenthood in modern society:

1 | Working parents who struggle with overwhelm and burnout have one thing in common: They aren’t making conscious choices about how they spend their time.
2 | Working Parents are also searching for a quick fix to minimize their current suffering.
3 | Working parents know they can’t keep living this way, but they don’t think they have enough time to do anything differently I’ve actually heard this phrase: “I don’t have enough time to find enough time.”

She works best with ambitious professional moms and dads who are struggling with burnout and don’t know where else to turn.

We live in a different kind of world right now where excessive consumption, distraction, mindless activity and CONSTANT DOING is leading to unhappiness, stress, and anxiety. You’re in the right place if this resonates with you at all.

May 09, 2018
WFYHP 0103 Dave Peniuk

Dave Peniuk was born to entertain. At the age of 12, he and a friend started taping their own rock n roll radio station, singing to the songs and commenting on the daily grind of elementary school. From there, Dave grabbed his friend's Betamax video camera and started shooting spoof commercials like Toothpaste X - "The Foamiest" and Cleaning Detergent Y - "Leaves Shirts Spotless and just a bit smaller". Dave quickly moved onto short films where he wrote, directed, edited and co-starred in such favorites as "008 - Silverfinger" and "Nightmare on Beach Drive". But then real life took over and Dave became a commercial fisherman (aka "The Deadliest Catch"), a market researcher (yes, part of those annoying telemarketer calls), and then real estate. At the ripe age of 40, Dave realized that nothing else speaks to his soul like acting and entered back into the world of entertainment starting out learning the craft from Jacqui Kaese at Spotlight Academy. He is now a full-time actor and producer, acting in award-winning web-series like "Night Owl High" or the soon to be released hilarious feature film spoof of Friday the 13th - "Camp Death III: The Final Summer". He was recently on Jenna Elfman's new show, "Imaginary Mary" as well as on the CBC award-winning intense spy-thriller "The Romeo Section". When not acting or auditioning, he can be found in Acting classes with Margie Haber, Diane Charles, Stuart Aikins, and Jeb Beach & Associates, or learning the funny at The Groundlings theater and school.

May 01, 2018
WFYHP 0102 Vanya Lazarova

Vanya is a coaching expert on meaningful work. Her practice aims to help individuals, companies and their leaders create purpose-driven work. She helps them capitalize on their strengths, uncover blind spots and build their leadership skills, so they can reach even beyond financial success. The goal is to be able to create more satisfaction, a meaningful impact and leave a legacy for the next generation of leaders.

She enjoys writing, reading, psychology, philosophy, arts and all forms of self-expression. She co-founded a personal development podcast called "The Coaching Journal", where she and her co-host offer thought-provoking concepts to empower individuals to intentionally design the life they desire to have.

Feb 27, 2018
WFYHP 101 Casey Cease

When Casey was in high school on his way home from a night out, he accidentally struck his friend with his vehicle which instantly took his friend's life.  This tragedy led Casey to discover the truth.

Casey Cease is the Founder and CEO of Lucid Books. As an author, pastor, and speaker who has published his own book, Casey knows first-hand the importance of partnering with a team of experts to edit, publish, and market your book.

He started Lucid Books ten years ago with the goal of putting together a skilled team passionate to help authors share their vision with the world. Casey is responsible for the vision, leadership and team development, strategic partnerships, and long-term growth planning at Lucid.

Feb 26, 2018
WFYHP 100 Whitney Nicely

Whitney Nicely is the queen of real estate investing in east Tennessee. Whitney started to chase her passions and fine tune her skills in the real estate market after college. She flipped her first house in 2009. Last year, she flipped six houses while planning her October wedding. Whitney’s real estate portfolio has grown from zero, ziltch, nada to 17 residential houses, 19 apartment units and 7 chunks of vacant land across east Tennessee. Whitney believes everyone should control their own destiny by investing in real estate as soon and as much as possible. It doesn’t take a trust fund or $100k in the bank to get started in real estate. In fact, Whitney teaches people how they can use no money, no credit and no banks to finance real estate deals across the country. She’s fired up about teaching people the fast, fun, and profitable way to be successful in real estate. Whitney is the Principal Broker for Whitney Buys Houses, LLC. Whitney will teach you how to invest in real estate for profit and achieve lifelong goals.

Feb 19, 2018
WFYHP 0099 Vanessa Shaw

Vanessa Shaw is a sought-after speaker and expert on business mastery, personal leadership and 6- and 7-figure income strategies. She is the creator of The Boutique Business Model™ and her zone of genius is helping entrepreneurs have breakthroughs and paradigm shifts around creating more wealth and success in their business and life.

Originally from the UK and having lived across Europe for most of her life, Vanessa brings over a decade of international experience working with top corporate executives and ambitious entrepreneurs from start-ups to billion dollar companies. She has also worked for the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and has held senior leadership roles within the International Coach Federation.

Vanessa now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, Robert, their two children and a collection of four-legged friends.

Feb 16, 2018
WFYHP 0098 Julie Broad - Book Launchers

Julie Broad is an Amazon Overall #1 Best Selling Author, an International Book Award Winner, and recipient of the Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Sales book. As an entrepreneur and successful real estate investor, she was also awarded the Top 20 under 40 Award. Her latest venture, Book Launchers, helps entrepreneurs and professionals build their brand and boost their business by writing, publishing, and selling a top quality book. In 2017, she also became a new Mom and moved from Vancouver Island, Canada to Los Angeles, California.

Jan 24, 2018
WFYHP 0097 Danny Dover

In 2010, Danny Dover assigned a deadline of May 25, 2017, to his life. He was tired of hearing about other people’s exciting lives and decided to jump-start his own by taking steps to actually live as if the end was in sight. He tattooed his deadline on his butt and made the sole purpose of his life to complete his Life List (a list of more than 150 life goals). While pursuing his list, he inadvertently became a minimalist in order to gain the necessary focus to create a more meaningful life. This seemingly small change in mindset (which he later detailed in the book The Minimalist Mindset) dramatically changed his life for the better.

As of 2017, Dover has completed his entire Life List (which included living alone in the wilderness for a month, traveling to nearly 100 countries, mountain climbing in Antarctica, becoming a best-selling author with his first book Search Engine Optimization Secrets and many other adventures). More importantly though, he has a small group of deep friendships and is able to spend much of his time writing for an extraordinary community (, and sharing life-changing experiences with others.

Jan 22, 2018
WFYHP 0096 Dr Phillip Carson

Too many Americans are living as prisoners in their own bodies, held captive by bad habits that have drained them of their livelihood and sentenced them to a premature death. These harsh realities are what have kept Dr. Phil Carson passionate about practi

Jan 18, 2018
WFYHP 0095 Natalie Ard

Natalie Ard helps break down the “big subject” of life and faith for kids through fun games, books and toys. She’s an entrepreneur, a small business owner, creator of books and games for children, author and Illustrator, and believer. She’s also a wife, and a mother to three!

A driven entrepreneur, Natalie built the Star From Afar Kids company on the foundation of creating inspirational, interactive games and toys that help children play with a purpose. Star From Afar Kids creates toys and games that are both meaningful and playful. Their mission is to inspire children and to spark their curiosity and creativity by developing products that deliver positive messages and create lasting family memories. Natalie is the creator, author, and illustrator of The Christmas Star From Afar® and The Easter Story Egg™. Growing the business from her dining room table, Star From Afar Kids products are now featured in Barnes & Noble, Cracker Barrel and on QVC.

A former stay-at-home mom (which is hard enough work!), Natalie has developed into an inspiring entrepreneur, learning along the way what to do - and what not to do. She proudly wears the title of both callings as a “mompreneur.”

Dec 21, 2017
WFYHP 0094 Tina Hallis - The Positive Edge

Tina Hallis, Ph.D. is a scientist who decided to break away from her career of over 20 years in biotechnology to pursue a new path as a positivity speaker and trainer. Her discovery of Positive Psychology in 2011 motivated her to spread the word about this life-changing science that helps people live their best, most meaningful lives. In 2014, she became certified in Positive Psychology through the WholeBeing Institute. That same year, she founded her company, The Positive Edge, with the goal of increasing the positivity of organizations and individuals for higher performance and greater success. Tina now shares her message with thousands of people through her programs, weekly positivity tips, and products.

Oct 30, 2017
WFYHP 0093 Gary Szenderski

Gary Szenderski is an author, speaker, teacher, and branding specialist. He specializes in helping people and organizations to navigate change, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of emerging brands, personal branding, and companies in transition. Gary is an award-winning writer, author of the Book of Szen and Szen Zone, often quoted marketing expert, and recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California at Irvine where he teaches branding. He resides in Southern California.

Readers can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Oct 30, 2017
WFYHP 0092 Shane and Jocelyn Sams

Shane and Jocelyn were school teachers, on a teacher’s salary; just a normal working family, mortgage, two cars, two small kids… a regular American family stressed, working too many hours, spending too little time together, and struggling with debt. In the Summer of 2012 after some rough times at work, they decided to start an online business and take control of their destiny. They would go on to replace their income, quit their full-time jobs, make millions online and build the life of their dreams! Now they’re helping others control their own destiny with faith and hard work. “After helping a friend from church make money online, we realized we could help other families do what we did!”


Oct 24, 2017
WFYHP 0091 Monika Zands

Monika Zands is an executive business consultant and life strategist who loves to help leaders and successful entrepreneurs rise to their peak potential, tap into their greatness, and make their profound impact. Her expertise centers around communication mastery, building productive leadership teams and designing effective business strategies. Monika relies heavily on her powerfully accurate intuitive guidance.

Founder of The Next Level Academy for strategic business programs, and MOLO, a global movement to spread more love on the planet, Monika helps heal people so they can do their unique and necessary work in the world.

Monika has her Master's in Spiritual Psychology, she is a graduate of UCLA, and is a certified Master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She uses her vast knowledge of corporate leadership, extensive business marketing, and leadership training, and facilitation to design and deliver programs around the world.

Selected as one of America’s PremiereExperts™, Monika has brought her innovative technology to stages around the country inspiring audiences with a heart-centered approach to taking massive action.
In her newest offering, The Life You Love Company, she and her husband Jan Zands have co-ventured with Tech Innovator Stephanie Liu to bring a new modern science and technology to personal development. As Head of Content and Implementation, Monika is rapidly expanding her offerings into the global Millenial Infrastructure as a leader of Next-Gen Ambitioneers.

Oct 24, 2017
WFYHP 0090 Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss

Jennifer and Michael had the good fortune to work for and with companies that spanned industries and impact – from privately held start-ups to Fortune 50 powerhouses to, now, their own communications agency. Both authors live near Minneapolis where they work as speakers and consultants. They share their best stories during happy hour. They are the authors of B.S., Incorporated.

Oct 17, 2017
WFYHP 0089 Dustin Matthews

Sought after by the biggest names in business to monetize their message, mission or movement, business builder and marketing expert Dustin Mathews is THE mentor and coach to the stars.

Dustin is the co-founder of Speaking Empire – the disruptive company in the leadership and education space, who’s chief mission is advancing the human race by empowering leaders to communicate powerfully, unlock their fullest potential and ultimately step into their Greatness.

Dustin is the author of many bestselling books and has shared the stage with athletes, business celebrities, and titans of business. His latest book the NO B.S. Guide To Powerful Presentations: How To Sell ANYTHING With Webinars & Online Media, Speeches & Seminars (Entrepreneur Press) was released on June 13th, 2017.

Known for creating marketplace frenzies that drive people to buy products en masse, Dustin’s companies and private clients have been featured by Forbes, Entrepreneur, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and INC Magazine.

Having marketed and filled over 3,000 events AND leading 10 online product launches, Dustin has generated over $43 million dollars in sales.

In his most recent research, Dustin codified a process for creating and selling products and services – Irresistible Offer Architecture® which recently received recognition by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

His current innovation, Brand Response®, leverages the fusion of branding, PR and direct response AND is already generating success stories out entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide.

Oct 16, 2017
WFYHP 0088 John David Mann

John David Mann is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Red Circle and Flash Foresight and the national bestsellers The Go-GiverAmong Heroes, and Real Leadership. His books are available in two dozen languages and have sold more than two million copies. His 2011 Take the Lead was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as “best leadership book of 2011.”

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, John was a leading figure in the development of the Direct Selling community; he served as co-founder and/or editor in chief of UplineNetwork Marketing Lifestyles, and Networking Times, and was himself a leadership distributor, building an organization of over 100,000 people and generating hundreds of millions in sales for his company. He ghost-wrote The Business of the Twenty-first Century for Robert Kiyosaki and The Slight Edge, for Jeff Olson, and edited and produced John Fogg’s The Greatest Networker in the World.

Oct 10, 2017
WFYHP 0087 Karleen Tauszik

Karleen says about herself:

"My goal as an author? To get your kids to LOVE reading as much as I did when I was their age…and as much as I still do! As a child, I had the goal (not met) to read every book in the children’s section of my local library. Through the books I write for ages 8 to 12, that’s the kind of fervor I hope to instill in kids today.

When I was raising my children and reading to them I often commented, “I could write something better than this.” Ideas began to develop and eventually, I wrote my first book, an early reader chapter book. Like most first books, it had structural problems, grammar errors and plot holes, but it was a start.

I joined the Florida Writers Association in 2004, which has been an immense help in developing my writing skills. That year, one of my books won 2nd place in the Juvenile division of their Florida Palms Literary Awards. Two other books were RPLA finalists in 2010.

In 2009 and again in 2011 I won a generous scholarship to the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop, a conference I highly recommend to people interested in writing for children.

In 2010 I became interested in e-publishing and the new opportunities it gives to authors. That led me to create my popular blog, which ran for five years until 2015.

My writing has been published in Highlights Magazine for Children and Odyssey Science Magazine for Children (now merged with Muse Magazine.) I continue to write books, with more ideas patiently waiting their turn in the queue."

Oct 05, 2017
WFYHP 0086 Michael Gebben

Michael Gebben spent 7 years building a video company that was the envy of everyone in his field, GebbsTV. Until, one day, he woke up to the realization that he'd built a cage of his own making. And given up so much of his life in the name of something that didn't really mean a whole lot.

So he hit reset, and over the last three years, rebuilt his life and his career around what matters and even launched a new inspirational YouTube channel. He has profoundly changed his metrics for success.

Michael's current company Jumpstarters helps creative entrepreneurs to get over the same hurdles that he was able to conquer, allowing him to work with individuals such as Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, and Richard Branson. Michael is a big believer in Massive Imperfect Action rather than getting stuck in the minutiae and never moving forward.


Oct 03, 2017
WFYHP 0085 Dana Malstaff - Bossmom

Dana is a mother, author, business & content strategist, coach, podcaster, and blind spot reducer. Dana is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro, and the founder of Boss Mom. She serves Boss Moms who yearn for more time and less guilt when it comes to building their business and raising their family, by providing the tools they need to get more out of their content and business, without sacrificing their family goals.

Sep 28, 2017
WFYHP 0084 Tracy Vlahos

Tracey Vlahos is the founder of the LadyV consulting, designed to help women create the business, body, and life they desire, without feeling guilty, frazzled or burned-out.

Tracey is a high-energy speaker, author, and certified health practitioner.  She is known for delighting audiences with practical ways to release weight for good and enjoy increased energy.  Her mission is to activate change and confidence in women who want to live a healthier life while creating success.   

One of Tracey’s most memorable moments was being the first woman to be chosen from the United States to be named “Heroine of the Month”  by the Aspire Foundation & The Heroine's Quest.  She was awarded this honor as a woman who possesses outstanding qualities in supporting other women and making an impact in her community and in the world.

But what Tracey is most proud about are her two children: her daughter Felicia, 25yrs and son, Chasee, 20yrs old.  They have grown up in the Direct Sales Industry, and it is where they have learned that treating others with respect is key to success in any area of your life, along with hard work and genuinely caring for others.

Aug 17, 2017
WFYHP 0083 Teresa McCloy

Teresa McCloy's mission is to help my clients slow down and stop spinning their wheels, wasting their time being busy but never getting anything important done. She helps her clients recognize their own strengths and skills so they can develop a personalized plan to do what matters enabling them to succeed in their lives, personally and professionally.

Aug 10, 2017
WFYHP 0082 Megan Peterson

After working in the addiction field for over 15 years both as a counselor and pharmaceutical representative, Megan Peterson knew there could be a better way that patients could get help. She took action and started 2nd Chance Counseling Service. 

She believes that patients deserve that 2nd, 3rd, 10th, etc, chance. As long as you are willing to put in the work she will be there to help. Certain times in life, we may need professional counseling, why be limited by our schedules, work, family commitments, and the list goes on. Megan provides an easy solution that is just as cost

Megan provides an easy solution that is just as cost efficient as current counseling solutions and provides more flexibility, easy use, and offers more choices for patients. She truly believes the Telemedicine platform fits in with the future of treatment and is here to stay!

Aug 10, 2017
WFYHP 0081 Marc Miller

Marc Miller’s career journey included 22 years at IBM, several thriving tech startups, a stint as a high school math teacher, a gig raising funds for the Jewish Community Center and a near fatal bicycle accident that changed his perspective forever.

But after thirty years of wandering the proverbial career desert, often repeating the same mistakes over and over, Marc learned his most crucial lesson:

Most people don’t really know what makes them happy at their core, what fulfills them.

They pursue money, status, a skill set, all of which provide some level of satisfaction, but not contentment. They wind up feeling frustrated and trapped. Others have figured out what they need, but don’t know how to chart a course to get there.

An active member of the Launch Pad Job Club, Marc found himself counseling friends and associates on their career journeys and finally realized he’d found his vocation. He now uses his extensive training experience to help others—especially Baby Boomers— and careers that they could grow into for the decades that lie ahead.

Aug 10, 2017
WFYHP 0080 Pamela Gold

Pamela Gold is an author, speaker, and coach who grew up on her family's apple farm in upstate New York, graduated from Yale University, and then entered the business world in NYC where she was the point person on an IPO at the age of 24. Leaving the workforce to start a family, she co-founded West Village Parents and went on to pursue her passion for fitness and wellness, becoming a personal trainer and a yoga instructor.  It was the discovery of yoga that connected her love of philosophy, science, psychology, and wellness and eventually led her to discover her life's work: teaching inner peace as the key to our greatest evolution and ultimately, world peace. Find More Strength: 5 Pillars to Unlock Unlimited Power and Happiness is her first book.


Aug 01, 2017
WFYHP 0079 Todd Tresidder - Financial Mentor

Todd Tresidder is a financial coach and educator at He's the author of five financial planning books including 'How Much Money Do I Need To Retire?,' 'Don't Hire A Financial Coach,' and 'Variable Annuity Pros and Cons.' You can connect with Todd via his website,, Twitter @FinancialMentor, or on Google+.

Todd graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in economics and a passion for creating successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd went on to build his own wealth as a hedge fund investment manager before "retiring" at 35.

Todd teaches the principles of personal finance and investing based on real experience. He shows you what works, what doesn’t, and why – with a unique focus on combining personal development with a systematic, disciplined approach to achieving financial freedom.

Todd’s own path to financial freedom consisted of leading an ordinary but comfortable lifestyle that prioritized building wealth instead of overhead, and freedom over flash. The truth is financial freedom isn’t about more, better, different stuff. It’s about having the time, money, and freedom to enjoy your life experience without limitations.

For Todd, that means an outdoor adventure lifestyle, intellectual pursuits, and relationships. First on the list is family and friends closely followed by reading stimulating books, enjoying outdoor recreation like running, swimming, skiing, hiking, cycling, camping, backpacking, and travel. Personal growth is also a high priority.

None of what Todd truly values costs much money, but it does take time. This is one of the hidden gems to financial freedom: having the time to do what gives you more joy in life without the worry, stress, and anxiety caused by money.

Todd teaches the pursuit of financial freedom as a transformational path because that was his experience. Money is always nice, but ultimately it’s just a tool – the inner transformation is the bigger reward.

And that is why Todd founded Financial Mentor – to share this journey with others and to grow a community of like minded individuals who are passionate about building wealth and financial freedom because it improves the quality of life for you and your family.

Jul 22, 2017
WFYHP 0078 Kim Ades - Frame of Mind Coaching

Kim Ades is president and founder of Fram of Mind Coaching and JournalEngine Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of 5, Kim is one of North America's foremost experts on performance through mastery and mental focus. By using her unique process of integrating online journaling in her coaching, she works with clients who are intelligent, driven, and ambitious and helps them examine and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results.

Kim is quick on her feet, and a natural conversationalist. She offers tangible strategies for overcoming one's biggest obstacles. Sha can take specific challenges that listeners encounter and deliver solutions.


Jul 22, 2017
WFYHP 0077 Mark Goblowsky

Mark Goblowsky is an Air Force veteran, career martial arts professional, author, podcaster, and entrepreneur. He is on a mission to help others to overcome the obstacles in their life based on his own life experiences. Abuse, Violence, Abandonment…and that was just in his first six years. His biggest challenge, however, came as a father 11 years ago when his 3½-year-old son was the victim of a devastating hit-and-run collision with two semi-trucks, leaving him with Traumatic Brain Injury. Mark believes the capacity of the human spirit is powerful enough to overcome any challenge in life. He’s here to help others discover not just how, but that they too have what it takes.


Jul 12, 2017
WFYHP 0076 John Dabrowski

John is a published Author, International Speaker, and Global expert on Mental Resilience. He has spent over 30 years in the business world, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. His mix of vast experience allied with an accomplished ability to make personal growth simple, delivered with his infectious enthusiasm and energy, has inspired audiences and made him a most highly regarded and sought-after personal growth expert.


Jul 10, 2017
WFYHP 0075 Harriet Lonergan

Direct sales’ long-time friend and motivator, Harriet Lonergan recently turned 100 and this powerhouse has no intentions of slowing down!

Harriet has been a Consultant in direct sales for the last 76 years and shares how the party plan sales model helped her earn extra income, have a social life and work her business around her personal schedule over the last several decades.

A few months ago, I sat down with Harriet to learn more about her 76-year journey in direct sales.

Jul 06, 2017
WFYHP 0074 Tristan White

Tristan White is Founder & CEO of The Physio Co, a unique healthcare business, that in 2014 ranked No. 1 on BRW’s list of Australia’s 50 Best Places to Work.

Tristan is a qualified Physiotherapist from The University of Melbourne who started his career with a dream to become a Sports Physiotherapist and work with the mighty Richmond Tigers in the AFL. Over the following 12 months, he created himself a job helping the elderly in a few nursing homes across Melbourne. He loved it and very quickly had more aged care clients than he was able to treat himself. That’s when, in 2004, his new job became a business and The Physio Co was born.

As The Physio Co (TPC) has grown, Tristan has obsessed over creating the best business he possibly can, he figured out a way to create a strong culture that not only worked at TPC but can be systemised and tailored to other businesses. His experiences have led him to believe culture is everything.

Jun 29, 2017
WFYHP 0073 Simcha Gluck - Freshbiz

Simcha is a keynote speaker and global trainer who has been running successful companies since age 20. He moved to the StartUp Nation of Israel from NY about a decade ago and has spent the past five years as the Co-Founder and Chief Fun Officer of FreshBiz.

With over 10,000 hours of personal and professional development, Simcha is the author of the book “The New Entrepreneurz: Changing The Way You Play Life” published by Wileys, and was the radio show host of “Innovation Nation.”

Simcha will show you how to:

  • Entrepreneurial Thinking is the #1 skill that companies and now you can offer it to them!
  • How to leverage the Power of Game-based Learning in your coaching business.
  • From Small to National - how to turn your coaching business from a local business into a national business with a great lifestyle.
  • Hacking Innovation & Creativity - Helping companies develop fresh approaches that transform their culture and unlock success.
  • The New Entrepreneurz & training people to play the new game of business and life.
Jun 28, 2017
WFYHP 0072 Carrie Jeffries

Carrie started her entrepreneurial career early on in grade school when she created potholders to sell door to door, tried selling lemonade on the street corner & other ventures where she would trade things she owned for things she wanted. 

For the last 16 years, she & her husband have been crisscrossing the country having moved 9 times, a true road warrior. So, being corporate gypsies (as her husband calls it), she t created a part-time side hustle which she turned into a flourishing 6-figure online retail empire for over a decade.
Being the entrepreneurial visionary

and not satisfied to stay comfortable in one business, Carrie started her new gig, Bold & Sassy Solutions which helps struggling women entrepreneurs save their businesses and their dreams. She created Bold & Sassy because she was absolutely sick of seeing intelligent, hard-working, gifted women constantly struggle & give up because they were plagued with fear, frustration, confusion, distraction, burnout, lack of confidence & courage and so many deadly dream stealers.
Carrie & her team help women entrepreneurs Get Out of Their Own Way, Own Their “Real” Voice, Take Massive, Focused Action & Create Serious Bankable “Profit.” “Because it’s not how much you make, it’s how much you keep.”
Her raw, get real, bottom-line style has made her a favorite among her social circles. Her philosophy is “Live Life on the Edge or Just Go Home.” The battle cry the Bold & Sassy Community is “Kick A%$. Break the Rules. Make Sh%# Happen. And NEVER, EVER GIVE UP!”

May 02, 2017
WFYHP 0071 Damion Lupo

Over the last quarter century, Damion Lupo has started and owned more than 30 different companies including an insurance agency, a precious metals firm, a venture capital company, a financial consulting firm, and more than a dozen real estate investment and development companies. He’s also the founder of Yokido ™, his own martial art and holds 3 other black belts. Damion is a 5-time author and sought after financial consultant for accredited investors and business owners.Using a vast knowledge of financial markets, money psychology and pattern recognition he’s an expert at quickly diagnosing hidden financial cancers with clients and their organizations and rewiring both for success. Damion’s personal philosophy centers on Self Responsibility and a conviction that the only path to freedom is through candor, growth and a big vision. That big vision ideal is what drove him to found Total Control Financial in 2016 and design everything around 10X growth and 10X impact for the client, the team, and the shareholders.

May 01, 2017
WFYHP 0070 Richard Chapo - Internet Lawyer

A lawyer for 24 plus years, Richard Chapo (“chap-oh”) is a well-known Internet business lawyer in Southern California. Richard’s philosophy is to proactively position his clients to minimize their potential exposure to lawsuits. To this end, he provides advice to clients as large as multinational corporations and as small as hobby bloggers with an eye towards eliminating potential problems areas before lawsuits are filed. Richard is versed in a variety of Internet laws including the DMCA, Communications Decency Act, and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, as well as FTC compliance guidelines, state privacy mandates, and recurring billing laws.

Apr 24, 2017
WFYHP 0069 Robert Klinck

Robert “Bobby” Klinck is a best-selling author and intellectual property attorney, who helps entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators harness the power of their intellectual property rights and reduce exposure to lawsuits or brand challenges in the marketplace.  His books are titled The Entrepreneur’s IP Planning Playbook and Patent Litigation Primer.

Apr 17, 2017
WFYHP 0068 Jim Klopman - Slackbow

Jim is a lifelong innovator who has always been one of those people who thinks differently. He believes balance training has sharpened his ability to make new neural connections and see the possibilities and pathways that others miss.

Originally Jim was looking for a way to maintain his own athletic performance well into his 90s. But the Slackbow Balance Training System he developed turned out to be a key to whole body and mind fitness that was even more revolutionary than he could have imagined.

He is eager to spread his knowledge, techniques, and tools far and wide to help seekers like him tune their brains to perform better in work and sports, sleep better, look younger and live longer.


Apr 13, 2017
WFYHP 0067 Chris Farias

For the past thirteen years, Chris Farias has been a designer, illustrator, columnist and award-winning entrepreneur as VP, Creative Development and Partner at Kitestring. At his Hamilton-based advertising agency, he leads a vibrant team to create work that enriches their clients’ businesses and excites consumers.

In addition to his work with Kitestring, Chris is an enthusiastic supporter of his community, and donates his time and expertise to a wide range of arts-based causes and not-for-profit organizations. He has been honored for his work as recipient of the Hamilton/Halton Forty Under40 Business achievement awards, and the 2014 Business for the Arts Arnold Edinborough Award, which is given for exemplary leadership and volunteerism in the arts.

Chris is also a columnist for BIZ Magazine and Hamilton Business in the Hamilton Spectator, co-hosts the My Better Business Half podcast, a frequent guest lecturer, and is a past NAYDO (North American YMCA Development Organization) presenter.

Apr 12, 2017
WFYHP 0066 Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher is a CEO and acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems. She started Double Forte in 2002 to work with good people, doing great work for good companies. Her clients span well-loved Bay Area brands including Clif Bar and CamelBak, hot Silicon Valley start-ups, financial service companies and wine and spirits companies. This is not her first rodeo, and she's learned a lot along the way that she shares freely with others in the hopes that everyone can reduce the drama in the workplace. Now her friends and colleagues call her "The Millennial Whisperer."

After struggling with how to work well with Millennial clients and now staffers (more than half of Lee’s staff is under 35) and then working to figure out how to make that work, Lee has written a positive and practical book about the topic, “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work.”

Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who get a lot done well and have fun at the same time. She is a straight talker who doesn't hold too many punches, although she does her best to be pleasant about it. Her big laugh and sense of humor have gotten her out of a lot of trouble.

She started her career in communications in Boston and then moved to California to work with well-known PR firm The Bohle Group and then Manning, Selvage & Lee. She moved to the Bay Area in 1995 to serve as the Vice President of Corporate and Consumer Communications at the $1.6 Billion SEGA of America. She then served as Executive Vice President of The Weber Group and Founder and President of Red Whistle Communications, both Interpublic companies.

Lee is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of KQED Public Media, Grace Cathedral’s Board of Trustees, and on the Board of Trustees of Menlo College, Atherton.

Previously Lee served on the Board of Directors of The Marine Mammal Center, was the Chair of the Board for Community Gatepath, San Mateo County’s largest organization serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities, and was the founding Chair of the Board for the St. Paul’s Choir School. She consults with other non-profits on effective board organization and practices.

A graduate of Carleton College, with a degree in Medieval History, which she finds useful every day, Lee lives on the Peninsula with her husband, two sons, and their blind cat Al.

Apr 06, 2017
WFYHP 0065 Alex Goldstein

Alex Goldstein is a top-producing real estate agent and has acted as investor,
developer, and principal in over $50 million of land, commercial and
residential real estate transactions.

Alex is the author of three real estate books, including Home Inc. co-authored
with NYT bestselling author Brian Tracy. He also writes for the Huffington
Post and has been featured in articles in the New York Times, Newsday, and
the Wall Street Journal.

Apr 06, 2017
WFYHP 0064 Tom Schwab - Interview Valet

Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Tom helps small business owners, entrepreneurs, and solo-prenuers get featured on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. Then he shows them how to turn listeners into customers.

  • Author of PODCAST GUEST PROFITS: Grow your business with a targeted interview strategy
  • Founder of Interview Valet, the concierge level booking service
Mar 30, 2017
WFYHP 0063 Jeremy Barnhart - Apex Fun Run

Jeremy Barnhart is a co-owner and VP of Franchise Development at Apex Fun Run. He has a background in accounting/finance and a variety of other business ventures.Apex Fun Run’s passion is to help teachers (10% of the funds raised go to the teacher), as well as students and schools. The company partners with schools to raise funds for equipment and other campus needs. The Apex Fun Run concept incorporates a two-week character building and leadership program that culminates with a student “run” to raise donations for schools. Students ask people they know to pledge money for each completed lap, between 26-36. Young and enthusiastic Apex staff members lead the program, and all students get jerseys and prizes for jobs well done. Apex Fun Run raises more money for schools than any other fundraiser, averaging about $23,000.

Jeremy and his wife live in Scottsdale, Arizona with their 3 sons who keep him active and busy coaching their basketball, football, and baseball teams.

Mar 27, 2017
WFYHP 0062 Christine McAlister

Christine McAlister is a freedom strategist and expert on turning tragedy into triumph. Her company, Life With Passion, helps high-achieving, motivated entrepreneurs use their unique gifts AND challenges to quit and stay out of their 9-5 jobs, by creating and growing online businesses out of their passions.

Mar 23, 2017
WFYHP 0061 Jake Heilbrunn

Jake Heilbrunn is the author of Off the Beaten Trail, an inspiring memoir about his journey leaving college and solo backpacking through Central America at 18 with no phone or knowledge of Spanish. 

An emerging leader of his generation, he has reached thousands of people through his blog posts, inspirational videos, and motivational talks at high schools and colleges. Jake has been featured in Psychology Today, Thought Catalog, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and various other sites.

He is dedicated to empowering people to live a life of purpose through listening to their inner voice, heeding their intuition and then taking action.

Mar 20, 2017
WFYHP 0060 Orlando Rios

From his early twenties, Orlando Rios has had a love of entrepreneurship and a lot of early success. From owning his own nationally distributed magazine to starting and operating an Austin music festival, he experienced a lot at a young age. Meaning, he experienced the many failures along with the successes.

He later decided after working for himself for so many years to take a job as a social media manager for an internet company. It was then where he started to hone his craft, learn how real marketing companies operate and start applying what he'd learned to his interests and side projects.

Today he is an Online Marketing Manager for one of the biggest names in health and wellness and is busier than ever. But he finds the time to follow his side projects and his own dreams nonetheless. This time around its podcasting! He's produced some of the top podcasts available on iTunes and now wants to teach others how to do the same and spread their voice and message.

Mar 16, 2017
WFYHP 0059 PJ Jonas - Goat Milk Stuff

PJ Jonas is a business owner, goat-wrangler, entrepreneur, and mother. Afer getting goats to provide healthy milk for her eight children, she decided to put some excess milk into a batch of handmade soap. That decision was the beginning of Goat Milk Stuf, a growing goat milk products business that has been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, The Huckabee Show, and in “O”, the Oprah Magazine.

What started with an initial small batch of soap has expanded into a host of goat milk items such as goat milk soaps, cheeses, candies, fudge, gelato and more. It’s a team effort to keep the farm running, make and ship all the products, and welcome visitors to the farm. PJ’s husband, eight children (aged 9 to 19), and six full-time employees, all work hard to promote the goodness of goat milk.

With over nineteen years of homeschooling children under her belt, as well as eight years of running a business, PJ enjoys talking to mothers and entrepreneurs across the world about living the best life they can live. She puts her systems engineering degree from the University of Virginia to good use every day, maximizing efficiencies in the processes of her business, farm, and household.

Managing change in a dynamic work environment and constantly re-evaluating what is working and what isn’t are some of PJ’s strengths. A general hatred of clutter, and all other time and energy thieves, helps PJ decide what needs to go; but not everything is subject to change. PJ’s faith in Jesus along with a strong work ethic are non-negotiables that support some of her favorite maxims like the Pareto Principle, the Golden Rule, and the YoungestPerson Rule. These all work together, not so much in a work-life balance that so many seem to be seeking, but rather in a work-family-school-faith integration that all happens simultaneously and continuously.

Mar 13, 2017
WFYHP 0058 Matt Miller

Matt Miller spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the private sector to work in both the medical device and advertising industries. While a top performer in the corporate world, his long-term desire was to be his own boss. A good friend one day mentioned the

A good friend one day mentioned the gumball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a 10-year business quest that has brought Matt’s company, School Spirit Vending, to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries. Today, School Spirit Vending’s franchising pro-

Today, School Spirit Vending’s franchising program provides a proven and profitable business system for busy professionals and their families looking to develop secondary income streams with a limited time commitment.

Mar 09, 2017
WFYHP 0057 Stacy Tuschl

Stacy Tuschl started her first business in her parents’ backyard at the age of 18 and turned that company into a 7 figure business.  She is a #1 international bestselling author of, “Is Your Business Worth Saving?”.  In her book, Stacy reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.  Stacy is also the host of the top-rated podcast Business Rescue Road Map, with listeners in over 69 countries.

Mar 06, 2017
WFYHP 0056 Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams is a Realtor, Public Speaker, Coach, Author, and Entrepreneur.  She is 32 years old, lives in Northern California, and is the CEO of 4 different companies.

In just 3 years in the real estate industry, Rachel had hit the top 1000 agents in the country for the Wallstreet Journal.  On the outside looking in, her life was perfect. She had the perfect car, the perfect social life, and everything looked top notch. You could say she had the perfect "Facebook" life.  But as we all know reality isn't always what it seems.  And then one conversation changed everything.  Rachel decided to start leading her life with full authenticity and intention and everything changed!

She now travels around the United States teaching others and coaching on her life-changing book and program, "Lost to Found in 90 Days".

Dec 05, 2016
WFYHP 0055 Darlene Cornelius - Plexus

Darlene was born in San Diego, CA but has lived in many places. She is the mother of three children, two girls, and a boy. Both of her daughters played college sports and she has traveled everywhere with them. And of course we cannot forget about her 12 beautiful grandchildren. Darlene has been working as far back as she can remember, but her most recent job is with Plexus, which she started with her daughter three years ago in 2013. She has been on an amazing journey so far and cannot wait to see what the future brings.

Dec 02, 2016
WFYHP 0054 Melinda Chen

Melinda Chen is a sales coach helping female entrepreneurs sell to big clients. She is also a sales executive with an impressive sales track record of 8 figures. Her company, Women Making Big Sales, allows female entrepreneurs to start connecting and sell to big clients in 5 weeks. Melinda grew up in an entrepreneurial family. When she first started her sales career after university, she wanted to know everything about selling. So, she spent years reading over 20 books in sales, made over 5,000 cold calls and worked with agents, reps and corporate clients around the world. Since then, she has mastered the art of selling to big companies and made sales in Americas, Europe, and Asia covering a wide range of industries. She is inspired to help women take control of their lives by going for big clients, closing important deals and dramatically expand their business.

Find out more about Melinda here:
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Dec 02, 2016
WFYHP 0053 Rachel Rosen

Rachel Rosen is the Founder of SPARK: Cards For Humanity--a fun, relationship-building activity, for leaders and communities who want to strengthen bonds and believe that meaningful conversations have a lasting impact. She is also the founder of LOVE IS LOVE: There Is No Box, which is a multifaceted project centered on the healing power of storytelling.

Rachel believes that when we have exposure to multiple perspectives, our hearts and minds expand. So, she's on a mission to make the world a better place, one conversation at a time.
She also currently works as an Associate for an educational nonprofit, where she coaches leaders to create powerful, equitable learning conditions for their schools and communities. Some of the things that have been foundational in shaping her deep heartfelt beliefs, passions, and motivations have been:
  • 10 years teaching, coaching, and leading in schools
  • Learning alongside colleagues and mentors in her Stanford Masters Program
  • Learning with and from her current colleagues and clients
  • Her extensive training in designing and facilitating experiences for equitable conditions.

Nov 22, 2016
WFYHP 0052 Delores Vandenboogaard - Norwex

Delores VandenBoogaard certainly works from her happy place!  Delores is at the top of the career plan with Norwex as a Senior Vice President Sales Leader.  She resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband Doug and their three teenage daughters.  Delores has been transforming lives globally with her dynamic personality and passion for people.  As a business coach, trainer and entrepreneur she has been self-employed for 15 years.  

Delores believes everyone does the best they can until they know better…so any shift in our habits starts with being informed.  Delores educates with a fun and entertaining presentation so everyone can maintain a healthy day-to-day lifestyle while reducing their exposure to chemicals.  She also equips, mentors and trains consultants across North America to be self-employed giving them the greatest gifts of freedom and flexibility!!  

As a public speaker and highly-awarded leader with Norwex, Delores is always delighted when she is asked to speak to groups and audiences about the effects of chemicals on the environment…because an educated consumer can make great choices!

Delores has been recognized as the top National Norwex Leader in Group Sales for nine of the past ten years.   Delores says, “impacting lives, developing potential and blessing others is the greatest gift Norwex has given me”!

You can connect Delores at: or watch her YouTube Channel: CleanNatural

Nov 18, 2016
WFYHP 0051 Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher is a CEO and acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems. She started Double Forte in 2002 to work with good people, doing great work for good companies. Her clients span well-loved Bay Area brands including Clif Bar and CamelBak, hot Silicon Valley start-ups, financial service companies and wine and spirits companies. This is not her first rodeo, and she's learned a lot along the way that she shares freely with others in the hopes that everyone can reduce the drama in the workplace. Now her friends and colleagues call her "The Millennial Whisperer."

After struggling with how to work well with Millennial clients and now staffers (more than half of Lee’s staff is under 35) and then working to figure out how to make that work, Lee has written a positive and practical book about the topic, “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work.”

Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who get a lot done well and have fun at the same time. She is a straight talker who doesn't hold too many punches, although she does her best to be pleasant about it. Her big laugh and sense of humor have gotten her out of a lot of trouble.

She started her career in communications in Boston and then moved to California to work with well-known PR firm The Bohle Group and then Manning, Selvage & Lee. She moved to the Bay Area in 1995 to serve as the Vice President of Corporate and Consumer Communications at the $1.6 Billion SEGA of America. She then served as Executive Vice President of The Weber Group and Founder and President of Red Whistle Communications, both Interpublic companies.

Lee is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of KQED Public Media, Grace Cathedral’s Board of Trustees, and on the Board of Trustees of Menlo College, Atherton.

Previously Lee served on the Board of Directors of The Marine Mammal Center, was the Chair of the Board for Community Gatepath, San Mateo County’s largest organization serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities, and was the founding Chair of the Board for the St. Paul’s Choir School. She consults with other non-profits on effective board organization and practices.

A graduate of Carleton College, with a degree in Medieval History, which she finds useful every day, Lee lives on the Peninsula with her husband, two sons, and their blind cat Al.

Nov 14, 2016
WFYHP 0050 Deb Bixler

Deb Bixler is a direct sales success story in the most classic sense! Working in the corporate world for 30 years she used her home party plan business as a transition tool to step into the world of entrepreneurs. In only 9 months, Deb took her party plan business from zero to a commission capable of replacing her $80,000 year job. She has since been recognized as the Direct Selling Women's Alliance 2011 Speaker of the year and has been honored in the Direct Selling Power 50 - 3 years in a row as one of the most influential educators in the industry worldwide. Her Cash Flow Show party plan website: was named as one of the top 3 blogs for direct sales consultants worldwide and the Cash Flow Show Radio is on the list of 2012 & 2013 list of "Must Have" items for the industry.

Nov 13, 2016
WFYHP 0049 Erica Duran

Erica Duran is a Business Coach & Freedom Based Luxury Lifestyle Designer. She gives expert guidance, support, and accountability to service-based entrepreneurs to build a business so they can work from anywhere and earn to a consistent $5K-$20K+ per month and sets up their structures so they have the freedom to work just about 3 days per week.

Erica travels full-time living at the luxury resorts that sponsor her podcast and web TV show. For more information and to book your complimentary Aloha Strategy Session visit

Nov 09, 2016
WFYHP 0048 Carol Beauchemin -

Previously an Office Manager for 10 years, Carol left after her 2nd child was born. She managed Rental properties & homeschooled her children until the economy tanked and she needed to produce an income. After cleaning houses and an office, she took a part-time office job, but when laid off she stumbled upon direct sales. Unsure if she could do it, as she was rather shy and was never much of a party girl, she needed to keep a roof over the kid's heads so I decided to give it a try. She found Thirty-One Gifts online, after a search on Christian Direct Selling businesses since a high integrity, faith-based company is super important to her.

Nov 07, 2016
WFYHP 0047 Denise Ouellette - Tocara

Denise Ouellette is a Senior-Vice President at Tocara.

She LOVES what she does, & is incredibly passionate about sharing the #tocarasparkle. She enjoyed a fabulous 14-year career at a financial company when she first ventured into the world of direct sales.

After 16 years at PartyLite, reaching the top level position as a Senior Regional Vice-President, Denise then decided to take her experience and expertise and go corporately as a Regional Sales Manager at lia sophia.

In December 2014, lia sophia shut down operations, so Denise’s passion for this industry, and love of helping other women succeed led to the creation of the Imagine Dream Team which now spans coast to coast. She is incredibly proud of the Imagine Dream Team & their commitment to come together, overcome challenges and become one of the fastest growing teams in North America.  In their first 7 months of business, they surpassed their first 1 million in sales.

Oct 11, 2016
WFYHP 0044 Cindy Franco

Cindy was in corporate America for 10 years working for GE Capital as a Regional Sales Manager. She’s been in direct sales and network marketing for 19 years. She starting in the industry selling Discovery Toys where she built a successful business very quickly earning

Woman of the Year in her very first year. She then was asked to go to work for Discovery Toys corporate office to teach the entire sales force how to build a team quickly and eventually become their VP of Sales. She’s also worked in the corporate office for Tupperware, Wildtree and Creative Memories doing the same thing. Now she’s back building her own network marketing business with Isagenix, a health and wellness company. In just two years, she has a team of over 2,300 people and is earning a six-figure income.

Oct 07, 2016
WFYHP 0045 Eliot Wagonheim

Eliot Wagonheim is a lawyer, writer, educator, speaker, and strategist. He has built a successful law practice by exceptional client service, a track record of success in persuading judges and juries, negotiating acquisitions, crafting contracts, writing HR policies and publishing within the legal field. His work has earned him numerous industry accolades and a reputation as a pre-eminent business attorney.

Serving as a highly acclaimed business lawyer, Eliot not only represented entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives but also came to the realization that his outlook and approach propelled him beyond the traditional lawyer’s role. Through his OutLawyer philosophy and his Fire, Aim…Ready platform, Eliot teaches clients and business owners how to achieve their goals, manage risks, and overcome real-life obstacles.

The Fire, Aim…Ready approach works with clients to embrace, rather than inhibit, innovation facilitating growth by helping organizations hone in on their true purpose, protect themselves without sacrificing vision and overcome institutional entrenchment.

OutLawyer Eliot Wagonheim brings humor, real world experience, and an entrepreneurial spirit to every presentation, speaking engagement and corporate retreat. He is current, informative, and engaging individually or as part of a panel.

Oct 04, 2016
WFYHP 0044 Judy Stahl - Clever Containers

Judy Stahl fell in love with Direct Sales almost 18 years ago. Like many women, she turned to direct sales when her children were small because her heart was at home. After over 11 years with her first company, she stepped away to care for her Mother-In-Law who needed constant care. When she passed away, Judy thought she would take a turn at a “real” job, working 40 hours a week in an office. She quickly realized that Direct Sales was in her blood. She stumbled across Clever Container 5 ½ years ago and as one of the first consultants and leaders, she has been instrumental in the growth and development of this new company.

Judy continues to play an active role with the company owners as a member of the Leader’s Council for Clever Container. She has been recognized at last four National Conferences as the top team in the company. Her team has grown to over 1600 strong with sales of well over $2 million in 2015.

Judy’s passion in her business is to help other women become leaders and create lasting, successful businesses of their own with Clever Container. As evidence that passion creates success, she currently has 27 directors and 16 upper-level directors on her team, which is her proudest accomplishment.

Judy resides in Alliance, Ohio with her husband Mike (also an entrepreneur) and their three children who grew up as direct sales kids and are now 21, 19 and 16.

Sep 29, 2016
WFYHP 0043 Liz Imperio

Liz Imperio has established herself as a major director and choreographer in the entertainment industry, including artistic direction and choreography for Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again” world tour; two world concert tours for Madonna – “Re-invention” tour and “Confessions” tour; director/choreographer of Gloria Estefan’s last 3 world concert tours;.

A proud Cuban-American, Liz was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her work caught the eye of famed choreographer Kenny Ortega at the tender age of 15. Liz Became Kenny’s Associate Choreographer for four years before breaking out on her own.

Her credits make her one of the most sought after choreographer/show director in the business, including: The show-stopping tribute performances by Jennifer Lopez on American Music Awards (Celia Cruz) and Latin Billboards Tribute to (SELENA), American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Billboard Awards, Latin Grammys, NBC J-Lo Live in Puerto Rico, United We Stand with Michael Jackson (assoc. dir.), Lead Choreographer for Latin American Music Awards, VH1 Diva’s Live, ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration; Disney Channel original movie “Gotta Kick It Up”; James L. Brook’s feature film “Spanglish”

Liz’s commercial credits include L’Oreal (feat. J-Lo), Sheba Cat (feat. Eva Longoria), Jack In The Box, Bacardi, and many others. Liz was Supervising Choreographer for FOX’s and Univision’s first Bilingual television series airing in over 24 countries worldwide “Q’Viva.” She also choreographed Simon Cowell’s and Ricky Martin’s reality TV hit show “La Banda.” Her choreography contribution for the “Goodwill Games” also received an Emmy.

Liz Imperio has taught on numerous conventions over the span of 26 years, including LA Underground, Co. Dance, Tremaine Dance Convention, West Coast Dance Explosion, and is currently Artistic Director for Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention and newly founded Dance Ideas Seminar. Teaching has been a lifelong profession that has allowed her the opportunity to affect hundreds of thousands of lives. Liz's experience in the field of education has inspired her and partner Chad Carlberg, to create and release a motivational, online program, BREAKING BARRIERS. This opportunity is a life long dream to give back and inspire today's community of dancers to reach new heights in their lives.

Sep 26, 2016
WFYHP 0042 Beth Golik - Uppercase Living

Beth is a life-long learner who enjoys the challenge of taking an existing project or program to the next level. In 2007, she became an Independent Demonstrator with Uppercase Living, a direct sales company that captures the power of words to create meaningful vinyl designs for homes and commercial spaces.  She is now an Executive Director through her efforts in team building and sales and has served on the company’s advisory board. In addition to her successful direct sales business, she works in disability ministry at both her local church and by helping to equip churches on a national level. Beth and her husband live near Cleveland, Ohio with their three teenage boys.

Find her at and follow on Twitter at @BethGolik


Sep 22, 2016
WFYHP 0041 Laura Moore -

Laura Moore is the Founder of Uppy. She is a Performance Coach specialising in helping driven business and professional women live more. Laura is ridiculously passionate about helping women unlock their full potential so that they can have more time and energy to focus on doing the things they want with the people they want and have a good time in the process.

Throughout her years in the health and wellness industry, she has identified that this is only possible if a solid foundation is built at a personal level, the basis of which is optimum health and wellbeing. Most people claim to know this, yet the numbers of lifestyle-related disease continue to rise, as people continue to do the same thing over and over expecting different results. Laura recognised this and developed the Uppy philosophy, which flips current thinking on its head and respects the fact that it is the mind driving the body, and diet and exercise are only a small piece of the puzzle.

Laura is sick of seeing women struggle because they have been misinformed or just don’t know there’s another way, so she is on a mission to deliver her philosophy to as many women as possible, because she believes that everyone has a right to know how to live more.

Sep 19, 2016
WFYHP 0040 Michele Lersch - It Works!

Michele was formerly in real estate but completely fell in love with the direct selling industry. She is currently a Double Diamond Leader with It Works Global. Michele has 2 children Derek (20) and Olivia (18). Charlie is her husband and they’ve been married for over 23 years.  She has a sweet Shitzu named Chester that she’s absolutely crazy about! Michele and her family live in sunny Florida near the Gulf of Mexico in Bradenton and lived here for over 18 years. She loves to travel with her family and enjoy the good life. She also likes to volunteer weekly and serve others.



Sep 15, 2016
WFYHP 0039 Justin Krane

Justin Krane is a Money Strategist for business owners.

Known for his simple, savvy, holistic approach to financial planning, he

advises his clients on how to unite their money with their lives and


He works with entrepreneurs to create a bigger vision for their business.

Justin loves business strategy. He is all about achieving business growth.

Justin believes that every business owner needs to know where they are with

their business money.

Using a unique system developed from his studies of financial psychology,

Justin teaches business owners how to plan their cash flow and be strategic

with their business finances.

Prior to founding Krane Financial Solutions, Justin was a Vice President,

Investments, and Sales Manager at UBS Financial Services Inc., for 12 years, in

Beverly Hills, California.

Justin is also a Certified Financial Planner professional.

He received his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)

designation from Investment Management Consultants Association and in

conjunction with The Wharton School of Business at the University of


Justin has been featured in The Wall St Journal, MSNBC, Entrepreneur

Magazine, and CNN Money.

He is married, has three children and lives with his family in Calabasas,

California. An accomplished athlete, Justin was a former junior ranked tennis

player in Los Angeles. He loves to cook, travel, and speak Italian.

Sep 12, 2016
WFYHP 0038 Jenny Hawkins Hogrefe - India Hicks

Jenny spent 7 years, and built a wonderful team, with a direct sales company that unfortunately went out of business several years ago. When she was ready to get back in the game she launched as one of the first Ambassadors with India Hicks. Jenny drew on her background in direct sales to help with the first test parties for India Hicks and jumped in to grow a tribe of other Ambassadors that in turn propelled her to be the first, and so far only, Executive Director with the company. And now some of her amazing tribe members are hot on her heels to promote to senior leadership which is a fabulous thing indeed!

Sep 08, 2016
WFYHP 0037 Erin Baker - Erin Baker's

In 1994 Erin rented the 4-H kitchen at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds to bake her way to a better life. Inspired by her mom's healthy baking and armed with a KitchenAid mixer, she created a revolutionary new way to serve breakfast... The Original Breakfast Cookie was born!

For the last twenty years, oats and fruit have been the staple ingredients in her bakery, making them unique in their efforts to provide healthier food products. She’s been an official sponsor of the USA Ironman Triathlon Team and spotlighted in both The Oprah Magazine and Women’s Health.



Sep 07, 2016
36: Tamara Davis-Peck - Touchstone Crystal

Tamara Davis-Peck is with Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski. She has been in direct sales for 11 years and has risen to the top of 2 different Direct Sales companies. She now lives in Colorado Springs Colorado with her husband and two sons.

Sep 01, 2016
WFYHP 0035 Tyler Williams - author, speaker, musician, race car driver

Tyler Williams is an author, motivational speaker, country music singer-songwriter, and former NASCAR All-American driver based in Atlanta, GA. Williams is a trained life and business coach, a Ziglar Legacy Certified speaker and trainer, and emotional intelligence trainer. He has trained at The Company Acting Studio as well as Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, GA. Tyler has led a mission team to Kenya and Haiti for an adventure service project, has spoken and performed to thousands at high schools around the country and in arenas such as Phillips Arena, Infinite Energy Center and Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre. Williams is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in International Affairs. In his spare time, Williams enjoys motorsports and living a life of exploration. He currently races a sprint car for Cory Kruseman in Southern California.

Find him at

Aug 29, 2016
34: Debbie Bourdon - Top Performing Real Estate Agent

Debbie Bourdon graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a double major in Accounting and Management, knowing that her real interest was Management.  She felt the accounting degree would land her with a company, where she could eventually move into to a management position.  Debbie started her career at Chelsea Milling Company, better known as Jiffy Mix, where she was hired to run their computer system and process payroll.  During her 13 years there, she worked in their accounting department, human resources department, as well as landed a management position.  She also worked with a direct sales company selling jewelry part time for a few years, as a fun way to get out of the house.  At that point in her life, she felt it was important to stay home with her children until they had graduated from High School.  Upon their graduation, she decided to take the opportunity to “try something else.”  Looking for a career that wasn’t 8-5, one with some flexibility, where she could go out to lunch with her girlfriends when she wanted or take a spontaneous vacation, etc.  The career for her was to sell Real Estate.  She knew it would mean working some weekends, and evenings, but her children had moved out of the house, and her husband was also traveling for work.  Unfortunately, she started selling Real Estate in 2006, right when the market started to crash.  Fortunately, my husband had a stable job.  As with any business, it takes time to get started.  With patience, determination, and lots of hard work, she's become a top producer within Real Estate One, the #1 sales agent in her office, and the top 1% of sales within the entire Real Estate One company.  Real Estate One is the largest broker in Michigan and the 5th largest in the United States.

Aug 25, 2016
WFYHP 0033 Tabatha Roach - Usborne Books and More

Tabatha is a Director with Usborne Books & More - a direct sales company that publishes award-winning Usborne & Kane Miller books for children infant through teen. She lives near Seattle WA with her husband Jason and three kids Sam, Sasha, and Sophia and cat Henry - they love traveling, reading (of course), and visiting family. She received her bachelor’s in Secondary Education Biology from Youngstown State University in OH and started her book business in 2003. Her team has experienced phenomenal growth these last 18 months as they’ve gone from a team of 36 Team Leaders to now over 600 and her Executive Team was #1 in sales this past year, celebrating being a 5 Million Dollar Team. She LOVES literacy and leadership and feels so blessed that she gets to do both as her job.

Check out her videos at and contact her at

Aug 11, 2016
32: Paul Saginaw - Zingerman's

Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig joined forces, to found Zingerman’s Delicatessen, and opened the doors on March 15, 1982. All they wanted at that time was a great corned beef sandwich and an organization with soul.

Zingerman’s started as 1300 square feet of combined restaurant and specialty food retail space, run solely by Paul, Ari, and two employees.  The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses now has 23 partners, employs over 750 people and generates over $60 million in annual sales from ten separate businesses: Zingerman’s Delicatessen (including Zingerman’s Catering), Zingerman’s Mail Order, Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Zingerman’s Training Inc., Zingerman’s Coffee Company, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Zingerman’s Creamery, Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, and Miss Kim.

Paul believes that he has been successful in spite of the fact that he has limited natural talent and abilities because he has always thought that the only real limits are those of vision.

You can reach Paul at and visit the Zingerman's Community of Businesses at

Aug 09, 2016
31: Joe Stafford - Panel Craft

Joe is the founder of Panel Craft, a company focused on repairing and rebuilding vintage sports cars. He began working in the sheet metal trade in the mid-70s and by the late 70s he was contracted to work at GMs Tech Center where he spent most of his time in Research and Development and Advanced Product Engineering. In 1985 he founded and ran New England Metal Crafters in Newburyport Massachusetts and later moved to nearby Amesbury. In 1992 he changed the name to Panel Craft, LLC to better reflect the nature of the business and has been doing it ever since.

Jul 28, 2016
30: Karyn Medeiros - Younique

Karyn Medeiros is a former Mortgage Broker, who has spent her entire career in the financial industry. She was introduced to Network Marketing 2 years ago and is no longer living in the corporate world.

She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband Joe, two-year-old Son Mateo and 5-week old baby Tiago.

Karyn is a Black Status presenter with her company Younique which is the top level you can reach. She was the 2nd person to reach that level in Canada. She has grown her team over the last two years to over 8,700 women and a few men.

You can find her at

Jul 27, 2016
29: Jonathan Rudinger -

Jonathan Rudinger, RN LMT has been instrumental in developing the field of canine massage for people at home and PetMassageTM at the professional level since the mid-1990s. He is the author of 7 books and 6 DVDs, children’s workshops and programs for scouts, camp and after school. He has facilitated over 300 week-long canine massage workshops to train people to create and market professional quality businesses. His book, Creating and Marketing your Animal Massage Business is the text for a home study course which is also a module in the PetMassage Foundation level workshop.

Recognized as an authority on massage for dogs he has been interviewed on many major radio and television and cable networks. He has been featured in Whole Dog Journal, Dog Fancy Magazine, Natural Dog, Cosmopolitan, AARP, Glamour, Massage Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine, Massage Today and Massage Therapy Journal.

Jonathan's contribution to the animal massage and bodywork field is his personal interpretation of canine massage, PetMassageTM. The PetMassageTM technique is identified as a specific modality in the massage therapy textbook, TouchAbilities.

Jonathan's vision for the canine massage industry expands beyond this school. He is the founder and president of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork, and also president of the Association of Canine Water Therapy.

Jonathan is often called upon for interviews in national media, invited to lecture about animal massage [Crufts in the UK 2000, Paris FR in 2010 and 2014, HHBacker Pet Industry Trade Shows in Chicago and Baltimore 2010, and the AHVMA conference in Kansas City, KS 2013], and is recognized as a lobbyist supporting the rights for animal massage practitioners to practice legally.


Jul 20, 2016
28: Carol Bishop-Hauch

Carol is a self-proclaimed crazy, boisterous, fun-loving, wife and mother of 2 amazing kids. She’s a high school dropout who now earns a full-time income in Direct Sales. She believes you don’t have to have years of college to live your best life possible. You just need to have a positive, passionate outlook with a little patience and a ton of persistence.

An entrepreneur since the age of 21, her past jobs include salon owner, restaurant manager, travel dance coordinator, and she’s taken a stab at almost every direct sales company out there, many times juggling 2 or 3 jobs. She found the perfect company for her (Scentsy) just over ten years ago and ever since has been helping thousands of men and women find their stride, passion, and purpose in life. All while having fun in the process. Carol currently has an organization with over 7000 consultants worldwide and works with and mentors closely those who are willing to take the next step.



Jul 14, 2016
27: Cheryl Hall - Cheryl Hall Photography

Cheryl Hall is a professional photographer specializing in photographing children and their families. After working for 15 years in the business, she's become known for her ability to connect with and engage her subjects. Cheryl's images are real and authentic expressions of people's energy and joy. She is passionately committed to using archival inks, papers and processes and offering individually-crafted session books and museum-quality framing. She adores providing my clients with products that meet the highest quality professional standard.

Visit her at

Jul 06, 2016
26: Rachel and Chad Mano - Thrive Life

Rachel Mano has been a Thrive Life consultant for seven years. She had never been in Direct Sales before thrive but has made it a full-time income for her family. Her husband, Chad, and her work the business together and are Platinum Executive Consultants. After retiring from teaching at the local state University, Chad has recently returned to “work” for fun because teaching is his passion. Their focus in business is helping others achieve their goals and creating a culture of support among their team. They also believe in the power of well taken care of customers.


Jun 30, 2016
25: Emilio Giglio - Stylist and Entrepreneur

Emilio Giglio is a stylist and entrepreneur who has twenty plus years of hairdressing experience, fifteen as co-owner of Alex Emilio Salon. His passion for learning is rivaled only by his passion for teaching and inspiring, mentoring stylists and new talent. Emilio loves challenging himself to learn more because he knows that the key to success is continued education. Learning and filtering that knowledge to a stylist and then putting it into practice with clients is what makes a good salon great.

Jun 21, 2016
20: Kathy McKean - Dove Chocolate Discoveries
Kathy McKean is a great example of so many successful Consultants in the Direct Sales industry that began as a hobbyist. After a successful 8 year ride with her previous company, Kathy is now repeating her success with Dove Chocolate Discoveries.
Kathy has a strong background in sales and retail management. She opened and managed multiple stores for Contempo Casuals, The Limited and Dillard’s. Her hands-on experience hiring and training staff, managing day to day operations and customer support, coupled with her boundless energy, attention to detail, and passion for people, makes her a success at whatever she chose to pursue.
Kathy and her husband of 28 years, Mike, have two daughters, Ashley and Morgan. They currently reside in Erie, Colorado but have lived many places including almost 5 years in Tokyo, Japan. Texans at heart, they enjoy traveling the world and have visited nearly 20 countries chasing good food around the globe.
Jun 21, 2016
24: Jan McDonough - Tupperware

Jan is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been making a difference in the lives of others for over 25 years. She has supported both men and woman alike. From stay-at-home parents to career changes to established professionals. When her clients want more, she builds them with tools and confidence that guide them on the path to making their dreams come true. Jan works with individuals and organizations. She has spoken to groups not only in the USA but also worldwide. Creating and executing action plans is Jan’s way of empowering people to realize their potential can be expanded for a more qualify life.

Jan has earned multiple top honors from her direct sales company in the USA, North America, and World Wide level, as well as from the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance (DSWA). She is well respected within the profession.

Jan has also received Certification as a Dream Coach and Group Dream Coach through Dream Coach University in California, as well as Certification through the World Association of Business Coaches with the DSWA Coach Excellence Program.

Jan reaches out and connects with her audiences. She keeps her training fun, informative and interactive. You will be inspired and empowered by Jan’s never ending energy.

Jun 14, 2016
23: Colleen Sullivan - Learning facilitator and coach

For the past 15 years, Colleen Sullivan has been instrumental in developing and facilitating customized leadership training for a multitude of organizations across the country. She has consulted with State Departments of Education, Universities, Military Organizations, corporate industries and private companies to accelerate their effectiveness, sustain organizational vitality and optimize leadership performance.

As a learning facilitator, Colleen has facilitated sessions for hundreds of leaders enhancing their capacity to create and sustain an inclusive climate within an organization through an authentic conversational platform that enables leaders to design and hold quality conversations that produce a common understanding and alignment within the system.

With a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, she incorporates edges of Organizational Development, Systems Thinking, Change Management, adult learning methodologies as well as Conversational Leadership to provide a leadership experience that enables all participants to personalize their new learnings into daily practice, fostering sustainable change.

Colleen has spent hundreds of hours, coaching and facilitating sessions with all levels of leadership, from C-Level Executives in the private sectors and Senior Officers in the Military to front line leaders and Petty Officers. By customizing every session to the unique needs of the client, she develops and maintains long-term results focused relationships with clients.

Jun 09, 2016
22: Jonelle Swiger - Traveling Vineyard

Jonelle Swiger is from a quaint town in rural West Virginia and has been married to Chris for almost 12 years and together they have 2 active boys Slate 11 and Sawyer 8.


Being an exchange student to Australia sparked a lifetime love of travel and eventually led her to become the travel manager for Mylan Pharmaceuticals.  Shortly after getting married, she and her husband started a pipeline business together in 2004.  Her heart was never into the corporate lifestyle  and just last month was able to step away from the day to day operations of their business thanks to Traveling Vineyard so she could have the flexibility she’s always desired.  


Since joining Traveling Vineyard the end of November 2014, she has earned the incentive trip for 2 twice, was the 2015 Rookie of the year, promoted to Director in December, has a team of 129 and has sold over $75,000 worth of wine.

Jun 03, 2016
21: Josef Aukee - writer and communicator

Josef Aukee is a marketing communications consultant and writer/editor working primarily in B2B communications for the healthcare, financial, travel and entertainment industries. Josef has worked in various roles for Consumer Reports, Blue Shield of California, Delta Dental, McKesson, Smart Meetings, Live Oak Bank with many other contract consulting and editorial assignments for technology, travel and music industry-related publications, services and websites. His work has covered a range of services, including journalism, brand development, product marketing planning, customer testimonials, event promotion, advertising, print collateral, digital communications and video content development.


Jun 01, 2016
19: Willa Doss - willagirl

Willa Doss is her own #girlboss. Born in Santa Monica, California, she is the founder of a natural skincare and beauty brand. At the age of 12, Willa started on the path of entrepreneurship. Conceived with the help of her mother, Christy Prunier, Willa Skincare products was born after the sixth grader realized that most cosmetic companies are geared toward an older crowd; their formulas can be too heavy, irritating, and heavily perfumed for young girls. Willa wants the world to know: you can own your own business—even before you can drive or vote. From acne products to lip gloss, Willa, the girl, has helped develop every product in the willa collection with the assistance of top labs, green chemists, and a celebrity make-up artist.

She’s also traveled the country talking to girls about protecting their skin and jumpstarting their futures. When she’s not painting with watercolors (she’s a leftie) or writing pals back on Instagram (a challenge because… see previous), Willa is trying to live up to her name which actually means “protector” by offering cleaner, safer skin care products to the market. Did we mention her favorite willa product is her Face the Day sunscreen?

For the past two years, while this mini-mogul has been running a business, she has also been pulling straight As and achieving distinguished academic achievements at her high school. Willa is also an avid sports enthusiast and is on the track team.

Willa on Facebook

Willa on Twitter

Willa on Tumblr

Willa on Pinterest

Willa on Instagram

Willa on LinkedIn

Willa on G+


May 23, 2016
18: Tara LaMagna - Lemongrass Spa Producs

Tara LaMagna is a National Sales Leader and Executive Director with Lemongrass Spa Products. She is passionate about educating others in regards to chemical free skin care. Among her many accomplishments she also has a team of over 300 consultants nationwide and it is her mission to help them reach their dreams!

May 19, 2016
17: Gregory Jbara - Tony Award Winning Actor

Gregory Jbara currently stars as “DCPI Garrett Moore” on the hit CBS police drama BLUE BLOODS. He won the 2009 Tony Award©,  the Drama Desk Award©, and the Outer Critics Circle Award© for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as “Jackie Elliot” in the Broadway production BILLY ELLIOT the musical. A University of Michigan Alumnus, he Co-Founded IMPACT Dance Company under the University Activities Center in 1980 (Still in existence today). He's also a founding member (1981) of the internationally renowned University of Michigan Musical Theatre Training Program within the University of Michigan School of Music. He then graduated with a BFA in Acting in 1986 from The Juilliard School. He currently resides in his Happy Place of Los Angeles with his wife Julie and sons Zachary and Aidan.

May 16, 2016
16: Karan Josephus - The Pampered Chef

Karan is a senior executive director with The Pampered Chef and has had a successful career with them for the past 24 years. What started out as a passion for cooking and wanting to have a little extra fun has turned into a multi-million dollar business with close to 800 consultants on her team. She lives in beautiful Traverse City Michigan with her husband Steve and her 4 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Karan's Krazy Kitchen

May 13, 2016
15: Sandi Krakowski - Author, Marketer, Social Media Influencer, and Thought Leader

Sandi Krakowski is an angel investor and a radical ‘new generation’ author who built a $20 MILLION dollar empire with her self-taught skills.

She is known in the business world for her teachings on Faith At Work, empowering women and is famous for talking about what everyone sweeps under the rug! As a Facebook Marketing Expert, she was noted by Forbes as a Top 20 Online Marketing Influencers of 2014, Top 20 Women Social Media Influencer and a Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer.


May 10, 2016
14: Jessalyn Pito - Tastefully Simple consultant

Jessalyn Pito comes to us today from Middletown, Ct. She hasbeen in direct sales for 24 years and with her present company thelast 13.

She was working full time when she started her direct salesbusiness, however, she was looking for a flexible way to make extramoney to pay down credit card debt she had acquired from being asingle mom with no child support. One year later she was able toquit her job as she had an intentional plan in place to make thathappen.

In addition to being able to quit, she earned many rewards alongthe way:

First Consultant to reach One Million Dollars in PersonalSales

Top National Salesperson 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013

Top National Recruiter 2006, 2009

Top National Leader Developer 2010

Top 10 National Sales and Recruiting 2003-2013

Gold Leaf Executive Club 2004-2013, 2015

Leader of a Million Dollar Team 2005-2015

Top National Building Leaders Award at Leadership Conference2005,2008

Jessalyn on Facebook

Jessalyn's Tastefully Simple Page

May 05, 2016
13: Ari Weinzweig - Anarchist Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Zingerman's Community of Businesses

Ari Weinzweig is CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman's Community of Businesses, which includes Zingerman's Delicatessen, Bakehouse, Creamery, Catering, Mail Order, ZingTrain, Coffee Company, Roadhouse, Candy Manufactory and the newest business—Cornman Farms.  Zingerman’s produces and sells all sorts of full flavored, traditional foods in its home of Ann Arbor, Michigan to the tune of $60,000,000 a year in annual sales.  Ari was recognized as one of the “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America” by the 2006 James Beard Foundation and has awarded a Bon Appetit Lifetime Achievement Award among many recognitions. Ari is the author of a number of articles and books, including Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon (Zingerman’s Press), Zingerman’s

Guide to Giving Great Service, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating (Houghton Mifflin), Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 1: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business, and Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 2: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader. Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 3; A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Managing Ourselves, was released in December of 2013. Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 4; A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business is scheduled for release in the first part of 2016.

Zingerman's Community of Businesses

Zingerman's Mail Order Foods

Zingerman's Training



May 02, 2016
12: Marcella Kvick - Nerium International

Marcella Kvick has been in the industry for 23 years and is currently with Nerium International.  She started as a stay at home who was looking for a way to stay home with her kids while earning a little bit of money.  She grew it alongside her family and now her children don't need her time but they are in college so still need her money!  Direct sales has given her both the time and money to grow her family.  She lives in Northern California with her husband and their 16-year-old.  Her oldest son just graduated dental hygiene and is working full time and her middle son attends UCSD and is working toward a degree in computer engineering. 

Apr 28, 2016