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Marci Shimoff Happiness/Personal Success Bio | Meeting Agenda
Tom Heck Enlightening Your Team Bio | Meeting Agenda
Greg Baer Leadership Bio | Meeting Agenda
Peggy McColl Become a Money Magnet Bio | Meeting Agenda
Bill Treasurer Courage at Work Bio | Meeting Agenda
Bob Burg Author of "Go Giver" Bio | Meeting Agenda
Marilee Adams Q-Storming Bio | Meeting Agenda
Tom Hanson & Birgit Zacher Hanson Accountability/Performance Bio | Meeting Agenda
Karin Iwata Thinking like an Entrpreneur Bio | Meeting Agenda
Dan Brunnert The Dream Manager Bio | Meeting Agenda
Mark Murphy Managing Generation Y Bio | Meeting Agenda

  1. Marci Shimoff
    August 14, 2008 12:00 Eastern


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    Marci Shimoff

    As the woman's face behind the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Marci Shimoff is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time, selling more than 13 million copies in 33 languages. She is also a featured teacher in the international film and book sensation, The Secret.

    Her new book, HAPPY FOR NO REASON: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, offers a revolutionary approach to experiencing deep and lasting happiness. It immediately soared to #1 on many bestseller lists nationwide and debuted at #2 on The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

    A celebrated transformational leader and one of the nation's leading experts on happiness, success, and the law of attraction, Marci inspires millions of people around the world, sharing her breakthrough methods for personal fulfillment and professional success. Marci earned her MBA from UCLA.

    www.HappyForNoReason.com

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  2. Tom Heck
    August 26, 2008 9AM Eastern


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    Tom Heck

    Tom Heck is a teamwork coach, author, inventor, entrepreneur, speaker, banjo player, father and husband. His expertise and passion is in teaching team and leadership skills through experiential activities. He has created TeachMeTeamwork.com to help reach and teach people on a global scale. This web-based training resource with 33,000+ members in 103+ countries is endorsed by a wide range of training professionals from around the world.

    Tom has authored multimedia training CDs, books and e-books including the most popular teambuilding games e-book ever written entitled Team Activities on a Shoestring which has been downloaded over 40,000 times by people in 103+ countries. You can get a copy for FREE by signing up for his free teamwork ideas e-newsletter.

    In addition to the training materials, Tom has invented and licensed over 20 teambuilding games, which are sold worldwide. These teambuilding games are used by trainers, facilitators, teamwork coaches, and teachers. Go to www.teachmeteamwork.com to see Tom’s site!

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  3. Greg Baer
    September 9, 2008 – 12:00 Eastern


    Greg Baer

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    For twenty years, Greg Baer, M.D. was a highly successful surgeon,
    teacher, civic and church leader, and entrepreneur. He taught in medical
    schools, lectured other physicians, and accumulated wealth and respect.
    But despite all those accomplishments, he felt empty and unhappy. He
    became a drug addict and nearly committed suicide. In his subsequent
    search for genuine happiness, he learned some principles that have
    changed the lives hundreds of thousands.  Read more >>

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  4. Peggy McColl
    September 16, 2008 – 9AM Eastern


    Peggy McColl

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    Peggy McColl is a New York Times Best Selling Author and an internationally recognized expert in the area of goal achievement.

    With her goal achievement seminars, speaking engagements and books she has been inspiring individuals, professional athletes and organizations to realize their goals and reach their maximum potential for the past twenty-five years. Her purpose is to make a positive contribution to the lives of millions!

    She is the President and Founder of Dynamic Destinies, Inc., an organization that trains individuals, authors, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and employees in some of the most compelling and strategic goal-setting technologies of our times.

    She is the author of On Being . . . The Creator of Your Destiny; The 8 Proven Secrets to SMART Success; On Being A Dog With A Bone and New York Times Bestseller Your Destiny Switch (Published by Hay House) ; and 21 Distinctions of Wealth (Published by Hay House) and the creator of the audio programs, Magnet for Money 6CD set; Turn Fear Into Faith; Power Emotions, the ecourse for The 8 Proven Secrets to SMART Success AND The Magnet for Money Intensive Program all of which have been sold in more than 30 countries worldwide.

    Her deep passion is to help others achieve their goals.

    She feels blessed to say that her work has been endorsed by some of the most renowned experts in the personal development field, including Neale Donald Walsch, Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, Jim Rohn, Mark Victor Hansen, Caroline Myss, Gregg Braden, Debbie Ford and ,many others. She is laser-focused, determined (like a dog-with-a-bone), committed, courageous, respected and well-networked within her field and knows from years of experience what it takes to make things happen.

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  5. Bill Treasurer
    September 23, 2008 9AM Eastern


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    Bill Treasurer

    Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encourager at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a Courage Building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. 

    Bill is the author of Right Risk (Berrett-Koehler, 2003), a book about personal courage that is based on Treasurer’s experiences as both an organizational development professional and as a daredevil athlete.  The book, which has been published in four languages, received book jacket endorsements from management gurus Dr. Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. It currently holds a 4.5 star rating (out of 5) on Amazon.com.

    Bill Treasurer is also the editor of POSITIVELY M.A.D. (Making A Difference) (2004).  The book is a compilation of stories, from world- renowned experts, that aims to inspire readers to make a difference in their organizations.  Gannett newspapers calls it “required reading for all employees contemplating putting a co-worker’s tie through the shredder -- with the co-worker still attached.”

    Bill’s newest book, Courage Goes to Work, will be released in Sept 2008.

    Bill’s insights have been featured in over 100 newspapers, including The Washington Post, The NY Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Herald, and Investor’s Business Daily.  Bill’s insights have also appeared in such magazines as Woman’s Day, Business-to-Business, Redbook, Fitness, and The Harvard Management Update. 

    Prior to founding GLC, Bill was an executive in Accenture’s change management practice, where he became the $13 billion dollar company’s first fulltime internal executive coach.

    Bill is a former member of the U.S. High Diving Team.  For seven years he traveled throughout the world performing with a team of high performing athletes.  During that time, Bill did over 1500 high dives from heights that scaled to over 100 feet...sometimes on fire! 

    Since 1991 Bill has conducted over 500 corporate workshops designed to strengthen people’s leadership skills, improve team performance, accelerate innovation, and help executives behave more courageously.  Among others, Bill has led workshops for Accenture, CNN, Earthlink, Equity Office Properties, Starbuck’s, GM, GE, The Home Depot, Credit Suisse First Boston, Spanx, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the U.S. Veteran’s Administration.

    Bill holds an MS degree in Administrative Science from the University of Wisconsin, and his 4.0 average resulted in his being a member of the National Deans List.  He attended West Virginia University on a full athletic scholarship for springboard diving.

    Bill lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Shannon, and their three children, Bina, Alex, and Ian.  These days Bill does a lot less whitewater kayaking, and a lot more diaper-changing.

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  6. Bob Burg
    September 29, 2008 12:00 noon Eastern


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    Bob Burg

    Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s business person. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations.

    From Zig Ziglar to Robert Kiyosaki; from Brian Tracy to Seven Habits’ Dr. Stephen Covey, from CNN’s Larry King to the late former U.S. President Gerald Ford, Bob has shared the platform with some of speaking’s biggest legends, celebrities and leaders.

    He is perhaps best-known for his book "Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales" which has thus far sold well over 175,000 copies and is still going strong.

    His newest book (co-authored with John David Mann), is entitled, "The Go-Giver". A business parable that both touches hearts and build bigger bank accounts, it shot to number 6 on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestsellers list just three weeks after its release and most recently hit #9 on BusinessWeek.

    Bob is a staunch advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Safe Harbor, which is the Humane Society of Jupiter, Florida.

    On this call, he’ll share with us the 5 Laws of "The Go-Giver".

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  7. Marilee Adams
    October 7, 2008 9AM Eastern


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    Marilee Adams

    Marilee Adams is President and Chief Question Officer of the Inquiry Institute, as well as the best-selling author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life. She is a corporate consultant, executive coach, coach educator, and professional speaker. Her clients include Lockheed Martin, Johnson & Johnson, Wachovia, NASA Goddard, and the Brookings Institution. She has presented to professional associations such as the American Society for Training and Development, the Organizational Development Network, the International Coaching Federation, and the Society for Human Resource Development.

    Marilee is also the author of The Art of the Question: A Guide to Short-Term Question-Centered Therapy, a book chapter on Appreciative Inquiry and QuestionThinking, a book chapter on Action Learning and QuestionThinking, and articles on question expertise for coaching as well as for organizational excellence. The Inquiry Institute offers free teleconferences, teleseminars, workshops, webinars, and the Q-Storming™ Facilitator Certification Program. For more information, including a free color copy of the Choice Map, please visit www.InquiryInstitute.com

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  8. Tom Hanson Ph.D. and Birgit Zacher Hanson, M.S.
    October 21, 2008 9AM Eastern


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    Tom Hanson Ph.D. and Birgit Zacher Hanson, M.S.

    Tom Hanson, Ph.D.and Birgit Zacher Hanson, M.S. are principals of Heads-Up Performance, Inc, a national consulting company based in Tampa, FL and authors of the Amazon Bestselling Book “Who Will Do What by When? How to Improve Performance, Accountability and Trust with Integrity.” Past clients include MBIA, New York Yankees, and Microsoft. Visit them online http://www.HeadsUpPerformance.com

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  9. Karin Iwata
    November 6, 2008 12:00 Eastern

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    Karin Iwata

    Karin Iwata is an E-Myth Seminar Leader and Presenter who has a deep passion for working with small business owners. Karin has coached and trained over 150 small business owners worldwide in all industries and sectors. She commands an exceptional knowledge of the concepts underlying the E-Myth Point of View and the E-Myth products and services.

    Karin has had a long-term relationship with E-Myth, serving in a variety of leadership capacities including Master Coach and Seminar Leader, Director of Consulting, Training and Education, and Director of Product Marketing and Communication.

    Karin previously served as Vice President of Business Development for a Silicon Valley mortgage company, and she also worked in Public Television for 10 years, both in front of and behind the camera. Prior to that she was a part of the startup team that developed the Home Video division at Walt Disney.

    Karin holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.

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  10. Dan Brunnert
    November 18, 2008 12:00 Eastern


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    Dan Brunnert

    As the vice president of consulting for Floyd, Dan Brunnert works with executive teams and individual managers in applying the concepts and principles outlined in The Dream Manager. His primary responsibilities include new business development and all aspects of client service.

    Dan has worked with a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to small businesses and educational institutions. Organizations Dan has worked with include: HSBC, Proactive Worldwide, Procter & Gamble, Benjamin Steel, Career Advancement Network, American Express, GSD&M, The Marketing Arm, CentraState Healthcare System, Fellowes, Blackboard, Life Fitness, and Motorola.

    In addition to his consulting work, Dan plays an integral role in Floyd’s executive offsite retreats and has been instrumental in the development and refinement of the original methodology behind The Dream Manager Program.

    Prior to joining the Floyd team, Dan worked for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation and was responsible for developing training and educational programs for 10,000 members, including the organization’s annual Leadership School. He has also worked with SolutionPeople, an innovation consulting firm, where he was a Senior Innovation Trainer. He received an MBA from DePaul University and a BS in biology and a BA in English from Rockhurst University.

    Other than helping people and organizations explore their potential, Dan’s passions include biking, marathon running, exploring new cities and cultures and volunteering in Chicago where he lives.

    Daniel Brunnert can be reached at dbrunnert@floydconsulting.com    


  11. Mark Murphy
    December 2, 2008 12:00 Eastern


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    Mark Murphy

    Mark Murphy is a former turnaround advisor and CEO, and now teaches executives and managers how to handle tough leadership challenges.

    Mark leads one of the largest leadership studies ever, and his work has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and the Harvard Management Update, among others.  He has also appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Fox Business News, CBS News and NPR.

    Mark authored the national bestsellers The Deadly Sins of Employee Retention and Leading on the Edge of Chaos.   

    His work training healthcare leaders was rewarded with 3 nominations for Modern Healthcare's "Most Powerful People in Healthcare,“ joining 300 luminaries like President George W. Bush and Senator Hillary Clinton. He was featured in the bestselling Harvard Management Update article "Building the Buy-In: Setting the Stage for Change." He is also the author of the landmark study “Why CEO’s Get Fired” which has appeared in Business Week, Executive Excellence and Forbes. Mark has lectured at Yale University, the University of Miami and Tufts University and has been the featured speaker for hundreds of groups. His clients have included such organizations as Mastercard, DuPont, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Blockbuster Video, Yale New Haven Hospital, and the Surgeon General. Previously, Mark was President of a joint venture with Mercer Human Resources Consulting.