Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Steve Kerr and Stefan Swanepoel

Dr. Steve Kerr

Dr. Steve Kerr is currently a senior advisor to Goldman Sachs, following a six-year term as a managing director and Goldman’s chief learning officer. Before joining Goldman he was General Electric’s CLO and vice president of corporate leadership development for seven years, where he worked closely with Jack Welch and led GE’s renowned leadership-education center at Crotonville. After leaving Goldman he again worked with Jack Welch, serving as co-founder and executive director of the Jack Welch Management Institute. Dr. Kerr has also served on the business school faculties of The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California, where he was dean of the faculty and director of the Ph.D. program. He is a former president of the Academy of Management, the world’s largest association of academicians in management. He has authored or coauthored six books and more than 80 journal articles, and his writings on leadership and “on the folly of rewarding a, while hoping for b” are among the most cited and reprinted in the management sciences.

Stefan Swanepoel

Stefan Swanepoel has held the offices as President and/or CEO of a technology company, an education company, a real estate company, an education company, a real estate company, a non-profit association, a movie studio, and a 2,000-office international franchise. He has been voted “Businessman of the Year, “One of the Top 50 people to follow on Twitter” and as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate.” He has authored more than 35 books and reports on subjects such as real estate trends, technology, business strategies, and consumerism. His books have been featured on more than 18 bestseller lists including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Star Tribune, Huffington Post, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Inc. Magazine, CEO Read, San Francisco Chronicle, MSNBC, Publishers Weekly, ABC and Miami Herald.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Jay Baer and Bruce Rogers

Jay Baer

Jay Baer is a renowned business strategist, inspirational keynote speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of five books who travels the world helping business people gain and keep more customers. Jay has advised with more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, Allstate, and 35 of the FORTUNE 500. He is the founder of Convince & Convert ~ a member of the Inc. 5000 list of Americas fastest-growing private companies ~ a strategy consulting firm that helps prominent companies through the smart intersection of technology and customer service. His Convince & Convert Media division owns the world’s #1 content marketing blog, multiple podcasts – including Social Pros, Content Pros, InfluencePros, Business of Story, and Marketing Marvels – and many other education resources for business owners and executives.

Bruce Rogers

Bruce Rogers writes a column on thought leaders changing the business landscape and is the Chief Insights Officer for Forbes Media responsible for managing Forbes’ Insights thought leadership research division, as well as the Forbes CMO Practice. He is the co-author of “Profitable Brilliance: How Professional Services Firms Become Thought Leaders” now available on Amazon as the previously published “In the Line of Money: Branding Yourself Strategically to the Financial Elite

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Mike Federle and Naveen Jain

Mike Federle

Mike Federle the President and Chief Operating Officer of Forbes Media, where he oversees the company’s media business as well as its intersection with new businesses that Forbes launches. Prior to joining Forbes Media in 2011, he was a cofounder, President and COO of Techonomy Media Inc, a multimedia company based in New York, in which Forbes acquired an equity interest in July, 2011. He is a 25-year veteran of the media industry, where he held top positions as Publisher of Fortune magazine, Group Publisher of the Time Inc. Business & Finance Network and Group Publisher of the Bonnier Mountain Group in Boulder, Colorado.

Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Moon Express is the only company to have permission from the US government to leave earth orbit and land on the moon. They are developing technologies to harvest planetary resources on the moon and developing infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society. Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective”. They have developed technologies to analyze the biochemistry and ecosystem of our body that consists of millions of metabolites and trillions of micro-organisms. Our plan is to identify biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and prevent them through personalized diet & nutrition.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Dina Dwyer-Owens & Hans Finzel

Dina Dwyer-Owens

Dina Dwyer-Owens is the co-chairwoman of Dwyer Group Board of Directors. America also knows her for participating in CBS’s Emmy-winning hit reality show “Undercover Boss” and the first-ever special episode “Undercover Boss: Epic Bosses.” A winner of the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southwest Area North, Dina leads by example and credits a growing team for the franchise family she presides over today. Dina is a certified franchise executive with more than 30 years of industry experience, having grown up in Dwyer Group. That business now includes 11 franchise brands and more than 2,700 locations around the world through direct franchising and master license agreements.

Hans Finzel

Hans Finzel is a successful author, speaker, teacher and leader among leaders. He is the President of HDLeaders. (HansFinzel.com) He has trained leaders internationally on five continents. Hans served for twenty years as President and CEO of international non-profit WorldVenture, with a staff of 650 workers in 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 Hans and Donna Finzel incorporated HDLeaders to engage with growing leaders worldwide. Hans has an earned doctorate in the field of leadership. He is the author of ten books, including his bestseller “The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make” and his newest release “Launch Your Encore.” His books have been translated into over twenty foreign language editions.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Patri Friedman and Hugh Ching

Patri Friedman

Patri Friedman is an American libertarian activist and theorist of political economy. He has worked for Google and as the executive director of the nonprofit Seasteading Institute, where they explore the creation of sovereign ocean colonies. He also has a venture fund, Zarco Investment Group. Friedman is the grandson of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, and son of economist and physicist David D. Friedman.

Hugh Ching

Hugh Ching is the founder of Knowledge-Oriented Society. He is a graduate of MIT whose associates include Milton Friedman, Kenneth Arrow, and a long list of other renown thinkers. He was recently nominated for the Berggruen Prize in philosophy where winners receive a $1 million prize for being thinkers whose ideas have helped us find direction, wisdom, and improved self-understanding in a world being rapidly transformed by profound social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change. He has been described as one of the most accomplished thinkers in the history of mankind.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Todd DeWett & Phil M Jones

Dr. Todd Dewett

Dr. Todd Dewett is the world’s leading authenticity expert. He is a bestselling author at LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker. His latest book is Show Your Ink: Stories about Leadership and Life. He is a former award-winning professor whose clients include: ExxonMobil, Ernst & Young, GE Aviation, State Farm, JM Smucker, Medtronic, NCR, and many more. He has been quoted widely, including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, TIME, US News & World Report, and hundreds of other outlets. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young, he has since created a body of work that has motivated millions of professionals around the world.

Phil M. Jones

Phil M. Jones is a truly self-made sales performance legend. With nearly 20 years in the sales and retail fields, Phil has made a name for himself across the globe. His effective methods are sought after by companies and individuals on nearly every continent and in every major industry. His rigorous travel schedule is jam packed with new countries and cities, and his best-selling books and CDs have helped hundreds of thousands of business owners and sales professionals develop new skills to maximize their potential. Phil is the author of quite a few books, including Magic Words: 17 Ways to Influence, Persuade and Encourage People to Take Action, Toolbox: Essential Selling Skills to Win More Business, and Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Dean Niewolny and John Lee Dumas


Dean Niewolny

Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market. In 2010, Dean traded his marketplace career for Halftime to help more people who, like him, wanted to expand their own first half success and skills into passion and purpose for meeting human needs and making a significant difference. Dean joined Halftime as managing director and in 2011 became chief executive officer. He speaks at events around the world, encouraging business leaders to channel first-half achievement into a second half defined by joy, impact and balance.

John Lee Dumas

John Lee Dumas has interviewed more than 1800 of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and shared their journey on his EOFire podcast. The knowledge bombs routinely dropped via this “Who’s-Who” of today’s savviest entrepreneurs have resonated worldwide, and episodes have been downloaded more than 12 million times by listeners in 145 different countries in 2015 alone. From his interviews, he learned one thing that stands out above everything else: The most successful people on this planet – in business AND life – are those who SET and ACCOMPLISH goals!

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Michael Houlihan, Bonnie Harvey & Lizzie Ackerman

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are co-founders of Barefoot (now the #1 wine brand in the world). Michael and Bonnie are highly sought-after business strategists, keynote speakers, consultants, and corporate trainers. Their presentations include content from decades of real-world, practical business experience. Using out-of-the-box thinking, pay-for-performance, positive culture, channel distribution management, and “Worthy Cause Marketing,” they help start-ups, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 corporations increase their sales, profitability and brand equity.

Lizzi Ackerman

Lizzi Ackerman is the co-founder of Birch Benders. Birch Benders was born back in 2012 after a series of trial-and-error pancake recipes resulted in a no fuss mix with a healthy twist — the company makes vegan, gluten-free and paleo mixes. Today, Ackerman and her cofounder, who’s also her husband, have taken the Denver-based, just-add-water pancake mix company to shelves in 6,000 stores nationwide — including Target, Whole Foods and Safeway.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Viveka Von Rosen & Bernie Borges


Viveka von Rosen

Viveka von Rosen is the host of the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter and Mashable listed her site as one of the top 10 business blogs. She has the largest strategy group on LinkedIn and is the author of “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day” , “LinkedIn Security: Who’s Watching You,” and her most recent book with Daily Success, “LinkedIn: 101 Ways to Rock Your Personal Brand.” She is a regular source on LinkedIn for prestigious news outlets such as Forbes, Money Magazine, Mashable.com, Ragan.com, SocialMediaExaminer.com, CNN and The Miami Herald.

Bernie Borges

Bernie Borges is the CMO of Vengreso, where he works with B2B C-Suite Executives and their staff to align marketing and sales to achieve revenue targets through content marketing strategy, social media strategy, and social selling training/coaching. He has been recognized by industry peers, including Marketing Insider’s 60 Best Marketing Speakers, TopRank’s Top 50 Content Marketing Influencers 2016, Cision’s Top 50 Content Marketers on Twitter and Brand Quarterly’s Top 50 over 50 Marketing Thought Leaders. He has a weekly social business engine podcast that showcases thought leaders in social media strategy.

Dr. Diane Hamilton Show – Shawne Duperon and Randy Pennington


Dr. Shawne Duperon

Dr. Shawne Duperon is a six-time EMMY® winner and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, who has been featured in major media including: CNN, ABC, Inc. Magazine, and USA Today. Shawne is considered by many to be one of the most innovative consultants on communication today. Shawne educates corporations, universities, governments and entrepreneurs, on how to effectively communicate resulting in increased retention, engagement and productivity in the workplace. Her case study is Project Forgive, a non-profit and non-religious educational foundation that reaches millions in social media and tens of thousands in her Facebook Live Broadcasts.

Randy Pennington

Randy Pennington is a business performance veteran, author, and expert in helping organizations build a culture focused on results. His client list includes leading organizations in business, nonprofits, and government. His ideas and comments have appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Executive Excellence, and numerous professional and trade journals, and on CNN, Fox News, the BBC, and ABC radio. He was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and is the author of Make Change Work, On My Honor, I Will: Leading with Integrity in Changing Times and Results Rule! Build a Culture that Blows the Competition Away.