Nvoicepay Founder Karla Friede is Today’s Honoree

Karla Friede is Chief Executive Officer, co-founder, and member of the Board of Directors at Nvoicepay. She has 20 years of experience in management, finance, and marketing roles in both large and early stage companies. Along with the founding team, Karla has grown Nvoicepay into the leading B2B Payment Automation Software company. Prior to founding Nvoicepay, she was President and CEO of privately held Zevez Corporation; VP of Marketing for GeoTrust (acquired by Verisign in 2006); Co-founder of The Ascent Group, a strategy consulting firm serving technology firms in the bay area; Director of Marketing at Mentor Graphics, and part of the PBAS team at KPMG.

Karla received an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BS in Accounting from University of Idaho.

About Nvoicepay:

Our strategic payment solution goes beyond simply reducing costs. Nvoicepay optimizes each payment made, streamlines payment processes, and generates new sources of revenue. We enable customers to pay 100% of their invoices electronically, while realizing the financial benefits of payment optimization. Our cloud-based products and supplier payment services reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and maximize rebates all with minimal effort.

Visit https://www.nvoicepay.com/leadership/ for more information.

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Author and Business and Marketing Expert Jeffrey Sass is Today’s Honoree

About The Book:

An established and successful chief marketing officer and entrepreneur, once upon a time Jeff Sass spent seven years making low-budget action/horror films for legendary independent movie studio Troma, home of THE TOXIC AVENGER. It turns out there are a lot of similarities between filmmaking and starting companies, and the lessons Jeff learned making B-movies have served him well in the C-Suite. “Everything I Know about Business and Marketing, I Learned from The Toxic Avenger (One Man’s Journey to Hell’s Kitchen and Back)” is full of practical business and marketing insight and inspiration drawn from the often comical trials and tribulations of creating cult-classic independent films. Sass shares lessons learned from his experiences ranging from RABID GRANNIES to READING RAINBOW (yes, at one time Troma actually represented licensing rights to the Emmy Award–Winning PBS TV series!), and he cleverly turns his tales of moviemaking mayhem into useful nuggets of business and marketing wisdom applicable to any industry, including yours.


While early in his career Jeff Sass was making B-movies, he has spent more recent years in the C-suite as a COO, CEO, and CMO (currently CMO of .CLUB Domains). With a career spanning the entertainment, computer-game, mobile, and Internet worlds, he has written and produced for film and TV, and he has been a tech start-up entrepreneur. A graduate of Cornell University, Jeff Sass is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, mobile marketing, domain names, and social media, and has had articles appear in FORBES, ENTREPRENEUR, AdAge, and many other publications. As the father of three, he has also been a prolific “dad blogger,” participating in influencer campaigns for brands including Intel, Sony, Ford, LG, Asus, and others. Despite this seemingly successful career, Jeff Sass is happy to admit that everything he knows about business and marketing, he learned from The Toxic Avenger.

Jeff’s Media Experience:

I have appeared on literally dozens of Podcasts across many topics, from Domain Name Wire to Domain Sherpa, to Chris Brogan’s Owner Media podcast, to a co-host of Cast Of Dads, as an established Dad Blogger. I’ve also appeared on numerous TV appearances throughout my career including Entertainment Tonight, USA Network’s UP ALL NIGHT and more.

Visit http://www.jeffreysass.com/ for more information.


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Entrepreneur Trevor Crane is Today’s Honoree

I’m an entrepreneur, author and speaker dedicated to helping you take your life and your business to the next level. For over a decade, I’ve worked relentlessly to helpentrepreneurs around the world re-design their businesses so they can have the time and money freedom they deserve…. without doing stuff that sucks.

I have a special passion for helping service-based businesses, consultants, coaches, authors and speakers take their businesses to the next level–no matter how successful you already are.

One of my favorite things to do is host my podcast, and online TV show called Greatness Quest, where I interview extraordinary business owners and “extract” their secrets of success so you can quickly apply them in your own business.

I was born the son of a horseshoer in Phoenix, AZ. Growing up, my family struggled to put food on the table, and pay the bills. When I was 7 years old, I heard that great, great grandfather had made millions of dollars. I looked around me, and wondered where it went. I knew we were poor.

I knew it, because my parents fought about money, we were always told “we can’t afford that,” and all the rich kids I had as friends all had stuff I didn’t. I decided then, that I would learn how to “make millions” and re-build the family fortune. (I don’t know if I’ve built that “fortune” yet… but I’m working on it.)

When I looked around me, I quickly learned that the best way to do that, was to have your own business.

As a Speaker:

When you have Trevor speak at your event, you can trust that your audience will receive world-class content delivered in a wildly engaging manner that electrifies audiences into fast action. Trevor’s hilarious, high energy interaction is as entertaining as it is educational.

With a relentless focus on RESULTS, Trevor is committed to helping your group to succeed. Interactive Processes are coupled with Comprehensive Material that illustrate every concept he teaches. Audiences get to see real-world examples, translated into templates and guides that participants can customize to their lives and their business.

Most of all, Trevor Crane is loaded with passion. Whether he’s speaking in front of an audience or consulting business owners and executives, Trevor gives his heart and soul to help people achieve the results they desire. He transforms the “complicated” into simple-to-understand and easy-to-implement steps that anyone can apply.

As a Philanthropist:

One of the things we love, and get to enjoy as a family is giving back. Each year we choose to donate not only our money, but our time, our energy and our hearts to help transform lives.

We believe that there are countless ways that people in need can benefit from the generosity of others. One of our family motto: Make More to Give More.

Visit http://trevorcrane.com/about/ for more information.

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Online Success Journey Podcast Host Patience Nyesigire is Today’s Honoree

My personal journey began with my mother passing away when I was very young, leaving me as an orphan to be raised by my grandparents.

I understand your desire to succeed in business. I have had the heart of an entrepreneur since my youth, and when I was just a child I asked my grandmother for a patch of land to grow vegetables on. I worked the land myself, sweating, carrying fresh water from the river to my tiny patch of land. Selling eggplant to the public was a success, but it was short lived.

My grandmother became a guiding force in my life, and she urged me to leave my business dreams behind and move from our home in Uganda to England to further my studies and become a Registered Nurse. As a nurse I have worked in both the private sector and the National Health Service. I have had a wonderful career, but have always been nagged by my dream of having my own business

A few years ago I was invited to a free seminar in London, and the speakers there talked about making money online. I didn’t get the concept at the time, but the speakers were very good and I thought the figures were too good to be true.

I became more and more interested, attending other seminars and events, learning from many mentors and programs about this Online Business journey. One thing kept jumping out at me – if these mentors were so great, why did so many fail at building an online business?

I joined several programs, and developed an obsession about learning why some had great success and so many failed. What could the average person use to move from failure to success?

My passion is to find a success formula – or a variety of success formulas to enable people to live out their dreams and build a successful online business. To accomplish this, I am on a journey to interview successful entrepreneurs, discover the secrets to their success and share them with you.

You can expect to find great content here, from shiny nuggets of information to amazing, life-changing ideas that can help you build and grow your business faster than ever before!

Won’t you join me on this Online Success Journey?  You can always find my top posts here, and please reach out to me if I can help you along the way.

Visit http://onlinesuccessjourney.com/bio/ for more information.

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Author Chris Dyson is Today’s Honoree

Chris Dyson has been a professional Goal tending Coach since 1988, conducting goal tending schools in three countries and coaching students from another 15. He has been a goaltender since he was 13, when, in his first league game, on a grade school team, his teammates had to push him out to the net because he was barely able skate, yet he was determined to play the game he loved.

But his story begins long before that faithful day in October 1976 when he was pushed out to the net for his first ever game, without even a practice…

Chris’ path has been anything but ordinary and had he viewed the world from a ‘normal’ perspective, it certainly would have taken a different path. You see, he was born with a congenital heart defect and at the young age of 7, he literally died many times over.

In fact he is written up in the medical journals of the world famous Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, for having nearly 100 cardiac arrests in one afternoon. Then, after a 4 hour ambulance ride from the Northern Ontario town of North Bay, to Toronto, where he had a pacemaker permanently implanted to keep him alive.

The following 10 years brought several more ‘incidents’ where pacemakers were broken, recalled (yes, recalled), or quit, resulting in more cardiac arrests. Yet by some miracle he survived, unaffected, deifying all odds, and even more incredibly doing so without any brain damage.

Despite these daunting circumstances, Chris had a desire to play hockey. He wanted to be a goalie. The time in and out of hospitals had kept him from learning to skate as well as all the other kids, yet he persevered.

Any medical practitioner will tell you, ONE cardiac arrest can cause brain damage and several in one day is pretty likely to leave you with some permanent damage. Yet doctors said there were absolutely no ill effects, no damage. We all hear that goalies are a little ‘off’ and there could be an argument that maybe this is why he was set on being a goaltender, despite the odds against it.

For nearly 35 years, Chris kept his condition a secret from almost eveyone. He wanted no special treatment or label, he simply wanted to play hockey and live his life as a normal person.

Now, he is sharing his story with others with the hope of inspiring children and adults to persevere and pursue their dreams. Chris tells other aspiring athletes recovering from life threatening situations; “If the goal is big enough and the will is strong enough, we can accomplish anything we set our mind to do, don’t let the fear stop you”.Mr. Dyson has now played literally thousands of hours in the net, mostly in adult competitive and rec leagues beginning at age 14 while most of his buddies were playing minor hockey, which would come 2 years after starting to play in a men’s leagues. He quickly learned that players are unforgiving and he needed to figure out how to be better.

He would regularly attend ‘open ice sessions for adults’ often skipping school to gain experience and make up for time lost. These shinny games often included many current and aspiring pro players, which made for an interesting introduction to the game for a newbie goalie at just 14 years of age. He studied the goaltenders and learned their movement, watched players and figured our how goals were scored.

He went on to create Puckstoppers Goaltending Services, now one of the worlds longest running goalie schools and goalie rental services, in 1988. As a ‘Puckstopper’s rental goalie’ for more than 20 years, Chris would often play 6 to 10 times a week at all levels of adult rec hockey, once playing 7 hours in one day at 6 different rinks in 3 different towns.

His love of the game was never in question and all the while he was working within the game, studying, learning his craft and gaining an understanding of how to be a better goaltender and teacher He quickly understood that the learning would never stop, that he also needed to better himself and moved on to attain coaching certifications and accreditation.

Visit http://www.authorchrisdyson.com/about-us for more information.

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Podcast Host Kaitlyn S. C. Hatch is Today’s Honoree

About the show

Everything is Workable is a podcast that explores the fundamental workability of life. Through personal reflections & interviews, Kaitlyn works to share the many paths we can take to be of benefit. She invites guests to share their practice & the tools that help them with whatever they may encounter in their life, be it Orisha, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian or something of their own making. 

Ideal Collaborator

An audio engineer with a passion for social engagement & 2 to 5 hours a month to work on show production. (It’s a bonus if you live in Vancouver, Canada but not a requirement.)

Perks for you

As it says above, this is currently an unpaid role, but as soon as there’s funding, early collaborators will be the first to see it.

I’m not gonna do that annoying ‘think of the exposure’ or ‘this will be good for your portfolio’. That’s for YOU to decide & not a selling point.

The perk I want to offer with this position is an opportunity for you to use your skills to be of benefit. If you’ve been lamenting how you can help contribute to making the world a bit kinder, this is an opportunity for that.

Of course you will be credited for your work in every episode you help produce, & I will totally sing your praises, offer myself up as a reference & treat you to dinner as often as I can.

About this project

Sonam Press is the seed of an idea for a customised, cooperative approach to book production & publishing. While working on the publication of Friends We Haven’t MetKaitlyn conceived of the idea of a co-operative publishing house that could work collaboratively with authors from editing to design to printing & distribution.

Sonam Press will also specialise in bringing marginalised voices out of the margins. This isn’t about tokenism, it’s about accurate representation & an honest reflection of the world in which live.

Ideal Collaborators

An editor with a great eye for detail & a desire to see intersectional main characters & skin tones that don’t sound like the description of a dessert menu. 

Someone with a background in or knowledge of Canadian corporate law looking to use these skills for social action. ​

Writers with completed manuscripts featuring characters that move away from tired tropes & challenge what we think it means to be a hero, an American or ‘average’. Essayists (bloggers) who write thought provoking pieces & have a growing body of work. Poets with pieces that inspire contemplation & self-reflection.  

Perks for you

While these are all currently unpaid roles, this project is intended to be for profit & with enough collaborators, will be something we can turn into an official co-operative.  Visit http://www.kaitlynschatch.com/podcast.html for more information.
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Success 101 Podcast Host Jarrod S. Warren is Today’s Honoree

Have you ever felt absolutely exhausted or unable to complete tasks? Do you feel completely drained from the busyness of life? This was me, and this is where The Success 101 Podcast began…

After running a full time financial planning practice for several years, coaching and developing other financial advisors, and still trying to find time for my wife and 3 kids at home, I hit an absolute wall of burnout and fatigue, both mentally and physically. I was no longer able to just “muscle it through” as life and business quickly came racing my way. I knew I wasn’t living up to my full potential and wanted a new direction toward living my best each day. I also began noticing that others in life and business, who once had a life of energy and zest for their professions and families, were also burning out at very young ages.

My goal for creating this podcast was centered on helping others find a way to live more optimal, through new concepts and ideas, and to prevent others from experiencing burnout, fatigue, and an unproductive mindset. My hope is that the strategies discussed on this podcast help you to live a life of maximum potential, and allow you to crush your personal and professional goals like never before.

Visit https://success101podcast.com/episodes/ for more information.

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