Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/26/17

Jeb Blount

Jeb Blount is a Sales Acceleration expert who helps sales organizations reach peak performance fast by optimizing talent, leveraging training to cultivate a high-performance sales culture, developing leadership and coaching skills, and applying more effective organizational design. Through his companies – Sales Gravy, Channel EQ, and Innovate Knowledge, he advises many of the world’s leading organizations and their executives on the impact of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills on sales, leadership, customer experience, channel development, and strategic account management  His books include: Fanatical Prospecting; People Love You: The Real Secret to Delivering a Legendary Customer Experience; People Follow You: The Real Secret to what Matters Most in Leadership; People Buy You: The Real Secret to what Matters Most in Business; Sales Guy’s 7 Rules for Outselling the Recession; Business Expert’s Guide to Small Business Success; and Power Principles.

Dr. Emily Letran

Dr. Emily Letran is a business mentor, speaker, philanthropist, author, and CEO/dentist owner of 2 multi-specialty group practices. Dr Letran helps business owners and entrepreneurs WIN BACK TIME FROM WORK by EXCEPTIONAL LEVERAGE, using what they already have in their business to take it to the next level, making small commitments and gaining big results. In her book, “From Refugee to Renaissance Woman,” which shares her experience coming to the US as a 13 years old refugee in 1981, she inspires and advises others to overcome challenges to achieve the American Dream. In her new book, “Commit to Embracing Your Big Life,” she shares her ACTION strategy for success. Dr. Letran is also passionate about helping the communities. The Emily Letran Foundation, www.SmileChampions.org, is dedicated to provide mobile dentistry to seniors and outreached communities as well as veterans and underprivileged individuals.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/24/17

Gerhard Gschwandtner

Gerhard Gschwandtner’s personal mantra is “excellence is a question of expanding awareness”. He established his professional reputation as a sales guru by training over 10,000 salespeople in Europe and the US. He started Selling Power magazine and turned it into the world’s leading sales management magazine. His mission is to contribute to the success of sales leaders with SellingPower.com, a sales intelligence platform that’s visited by over 300,000 sales leaders every month. He runs four Sales 2.0 conferences a year (in Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco and Las Vegas) that attract over 1,200 sales and marketing leaders. More than 100,000 sales executives watch his free, daily (5 min) video interviews with sales leaders. He is the author of 16 books on Selling, Sales Management and Sales Psychology and two books on photography.

Ford Saeks

Ford Saeks has redefined the formula for business success. His efforts have helped companies generate a total of over a billion dollars in sales worldwide. From start-ups to Fortune 500’s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Innovator. With over 20 years’ experience (ranging from retail to wholesale), he has founded over ten companies, authored four books, awarded three U.S. patents, and received numerous industry awards. Tenacity and innovation are what fuels this revenue-generating powerhouse. From grassroots to Google, Ford provides his clients with fresh perspectives and doable tactics to resolve marketing, operations, and growth challenges. As President and CEO of Prime Concepts Group, Inc., an integrated marketing services firm, Ford specializes in helping businesses attract loyal and repeat customers, monetize social media, and ignite creativity.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/22/17

Peter A. James

Peter A. James is passionate about helping Organizations, Startups, and Business-Minded Individuals increase sales and revenue through improved collaboration, teamwork and accountability. He provides onsite training, onsite workshops and individual and team coaching which focuses on strengthening your leaders and ultimately, your employees – which in turn, will increase sales and revenue.  He is a Certified Business & Leadership Coach; Employee-Engagement Consultant; Business Writer; Business and Entrepreneurship Professor.

Russell Boon

Russell Boon is a foremost emergency management consultants, putting into place emergency management plans to keep the public safe at shopping centers and major business precincts. He writes and speaks regularly regarding emergency management response, preparedness and decision making under adversity. Russell has been immersed in the emergency management world since 1987, having served with the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service for 20 years attending more than 4,000 emergency incidents. Russell Boon is the author of the recently released book ‘Think | Decide | Act – How to make effective decisions fast using emergency protocols’

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/19/17

Tony Knopp

Tony Knopp is a tech, start-up, and sports professional currently serving as CEO and Co-Founder of InviteManager. He, along with the co-founders built InviteManager from a boot-strap three-man company to one whose client list includes American Express, Coca-Cola, Anheuser Busch, MasterCard, FedEx, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Nissan and Fox Sports among thousands of others. InviteManager has been twice named to the INC 5000, twice named to the 100 Best Places To Work In Los Angeles and 100 Fastest Growing Companies by the LA Business Journal, and was noted as a “25 Fastest Growing Tech Start-Ups in LA” by Built in LA. Personally, I’ve been humbly recognized as one of “50 To Watch In The LA Tech Scene” by Built In LA and a “Rising Executive” by USC Marshall School. He is a regular contributor for USA Today, Fox, CBS, ESPN, Bloomberg, and numerous others.

Matt Preschern

Matt Preschern is the Executive Vice President and CMO at HCL Technologies. Matt has more than two decades of leadership experience in marketing and strategic business development. In September 2012, Matt received the B2B “Top Digital Marketer” award. Matt has held several leadership positions at IBM including, Vice President of Marketing for North America Business Consulting Services, where he repositioned the organization for growth. He also played a key role in IBM’s Global ‘Smarter Planet’ campaign. A global citizen, Matt was born and educated in Austria and has an MBA from Emory University. ​

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/17/17

Mark Dohnalek

Mark Dohnalek is the president and CEO of Pivot International, the single source for global product development, engineering & manufacturing partner for over 40 years. Pivot International has over 300 employees in the US, Taiwan, China, London and Manila. Mark leads Pivot International’s global core business and acquisitions in the US, UK and Asia utilizing his experience of over 30 years in manufacturing, product development and business management. His broad spectrum of experiences in manufacturing, engineering, biometric, security, industrial consumer, and medical product solutions have enabled him to grow the company and expand in European and Asian markets. Since he acquired Pivot in 2012, he has leveraged his business experience and passion for innovation to develop, engineer and manufacture solutions for clients in various industries.

Phillip Hatfield

Phillip Hatfield is a professional speaker, business and life coach, and author of three books including his newest “Be the Transformation” and “Contagious Encouragement”. Phillip was personally mentored by Zig Ziglar for more than 35 years where he wound up on Zig Ziglar’s speaking and coaching team. He has learned to surround himself with Great people and to Get a Plan, work his plan and “Get UP’ and get Back in the game after being KNOCKED Down. Phillip has learned to OVERCOME almost ANY OBSTACLE in Life & Business. Phillip is an amputee from a devastating accident on November 9, 2008. He was not expected to live and almost died Seven (7) times in the first ten days. He KNOWS what it is like to have the fight of his life and “FIGHT to LIVE”

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/15/17

Kris Boesch

Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research Boesch conducted with a team of doctoral students in the Industrial Organizational Psychology Department at Colorado State University. She is also the acclaimed author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage. Under her leadership, Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado with a turnover rate nearly 40% less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average.

Damion Lupo

Damion Lupo is the CEO of Total Control Financial. Damion has started and owned more than 30 different companies including an insurance agency, precious metals firms, a venture capital company, a coaching and consulting firm, and more than a dozen real estate investment and development companies. He’s also the founder of Yokido ™, his own a martial art and holds three other black belts. He is a sought after financial consultant for high profile private clients. Using a vast depth and breadth of knowledge on financial markets, money psychology and unconscious pattern motivation he’s an expert at quickly assessing hidden financial cancers and holistically healing his clients and organizations through awareness, empowerment and vision development.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/12/17

Sharon Lechter

Sharon Lechter is a keynote speaker and as a business strategist and mentor, is an elite entrepreneur. She is a bestselling author, philanthropist, business strategist mentor, licensed CPA, and a mother and grandmother.  In 1997 Sharon co-authored the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, along with 14 other books in the Rich Dad series. Over 10 years as CEO she led the Rich Dad Company and brand into an international powerhouse. In 2008 she was asked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to help re-energize the powerful teachings of Napoleon Hill just as the international economy was faltering. She has released three bestselling books in cooperation with the Foundation, including Think and Grow Rich-Three Feet from Gold, Outwitting the Devil and her latest project, Think and Grow Rich for Women, released in June of 2014.

Michelle Tillis Lederman

Michelle Tillis Lederman named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is the author of three books including The 11 Laws of Likability and her latest Nail the Interview, Land the Job. Michelle is the CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides custom communication and leadership training and coaching programs. Michelle has appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, Gayle King, and NPR and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Working Mother, US News & World Report, Monster.com, USA Today, CNBC, and About.com. She holds degrees from Lehigh University and Columbia Business School.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/10/17

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky helps leaders and organizations avoid disaster through science-based strategies for effective decision-making and emotional and social intelligence. He is a well-known scholar, entrepreneur, author, speaker, consultant, coach, and activist in these areas. Gleb researches effective decision-making, goal achievement, emotional and social intelligence, meaning and purpose, mental health and emotional well-being, and altruism as a professor at Ohio State University in the Decision Sciences Collaborative and the History Department. He runs a nonprofit that popularizes pragmatic applications of these academic topics to politics, business, nonprofits, and other areas of daily life, Intentional Insights. An Amazon best-selling author, he wrote Find Your Purpose Using Science and other books, as well as over 25 peer-reviewed articles in academic venues. He does speaking and training, as well as consulting and coaching, for current and future leaders and teams in mid-size and large corporations and nonprofits.

Ian Lamont

Ian Lamont is a former technology and business journalist and the founder of i30 Media, which publishes “In 30 Minutes” guides. His media career has spanned more than 25 years across three continents, including a stint in the British music business and a six-year residence in Taipei, where he learned Mandarin and worked for a local TV network and newspaper. He managed websites for Harvard University and developed new online services for technology publisher IDG. He was the senior editor, new media for IDGs Computerworld and served as the managing editor of The Industry Standard, and was recognized in several industry awards for the work he did at both publications. Later, he founded two start-up ventures, including a mobile software company and i30 Media Corp. He is the author of a half-dozen “In 30 Minutes” guides, including Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Dropbox In 30 Minutes, Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, and Twitter In 30 Minutes. His book on the Lean Media framework will be released in the summer of 2017.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/8/17

Chris MacNulty

Chris MacNulty, is a strategist, futurist optimist, and co-author of Strategy with Passion:  A Leader’s Guide to Exploiting the Future along with seasoned curmudgeon, Steve Woodall. She has created an easy and fool-proof 11-step method for strategic planning.   Chris is an out-of-the-box thinker, a rebel and fun-loving cook, sailor and hiker, and she is passionate about strategy.

Robert “Bobby” Klinck

Robert “Bobby” Klinck is the founder and managing member of Klinck LLC, a boutique law firm in Washington, DC that helps entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators with intellectual property issues.  He has written two books — Patent Litigation Primer and The Entrepreneur’s IP Planning Playbook.  Both books reached best-seller status within Amazon.  He helps people avoid making costly mistakes related to their intellectual property.  He is the author of Klinck LLC’s Startup IP Blog, Klinck LLC’s [Non]Obvious Insights Newsletter, and a book entitled Patent Litigation Primer: A Guide For Inventors And Business Owners.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – 5/5/17

Dr. Julie Ducharme &  Dr. Karen Walker

Dr. Julie Ducharme and Dr. Karen Walker are co-authors of the book Leading by my Ponytail.  Dr. Ducharme consults with corporations, colleges, and universities. She is a speaker and has published other books including a children’s book, Amy the Clumsy Angel, Women in Senior Leadership Positions in Academia, and the Award-winning The Refractive Thinker: Social Responsibility.  Dr. Karen Walker is a well decorated Marine Corps officer with a distinguished military career that includes 3 combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is a published researcher with specializations in education, training, gender research, and industrial/organizational psychology. In addition to her current work with Executive and Organizational consulting, she has been an advocate for change and worked as an adjunct professor for several universities. Dr. Walker has experience in private consulting coordinating, developing and teaching diversity and leadership training, and course curriculum for executives and mid-level managers.

Ginny Scales Medeiros

Ginny Scales Medeiros is an entrepreneur with multiple patents/trademarks. Ginny’s product widely sold in World Class spa resorts and on QVC, made appearances on NBC, CBS, FOX News and written about in many national magazines. Ginny’s first novel, “What Is Normal?” made the 2012 top 40 most inspirational list in Gladys Magazine. Scales-Medeiros has been on radio and TV, talking about her book, most recently on ABC’s morning show, “Believe in Yourself.” Currently, Ginny’s focus is on landing a movie deal for the screenplay, “WIN”, based on her novel, “What Is Normal?” it made the finals Napa Valley Film Festival 2016 Pitch Competition. Ginny is a co-author of “What is the Electric Car?” along with many celebrities.