Success Coach Eric G. Reid is Today’s Honoree

Eric G Reid Coaching is committed to your success. Eric’s has a mission to help, impact and inspire hundreds of thousands of people to take their life and their business and their life to the next level and get more of what they want.

Be it business, finical, health or relationship starts with mastering your habits and controlling your mindset.

Take control of your success watch your results dramatically compound working one-one or in a group coaching program with Eric G Reid Coaching.

Success Coaching with Eric G Reid. Eric is committed to your success. His mission to help, impact and inspire hundreds of thousands of people to take their life and their business to the next level and get more of what the want out of life. Without forgetting that you are your own best expert on your dreams and coaching is just a tool to get you to a point where living with success become you new lifestyle. Eric believes that success in any area of life, be it business, financial, health or relationship starts with mastering your habits and controlling your mindset. This show will provide you with tools,tips, tricks and a bit of a kick in the butt(when needed) to keep you moving into your success. Take control of your success watch your results dramatically compound as work one-one or in a group coaching program with Eric G Reid Coaching.

Success Coaching Radio is a committed to an individual’s success. The mission is to help, impact and inspire hundreds of thousands of people to take their life and their business to the next level and get more of what the want out of life. Radio guest should be self-employed and self-empowered ready to tell their story.

Visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/successcoaching for more information.

 

 

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OneLegacy CEO Tom Mone is Today’s Honoree

Tragically 22 people die every day in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ donation; and currently nearly 120,000 Americans are awaiting a new heart, liver, lung, kidney and/or pancreas. But while medical technology has made transplantation possible, there are simply not enough donors to meet the growing demand.

One person unwilling to accept those harsh numbers is Tom Mone, chief executive officer of OneLegacy, the largest organ, eye and tissue recovery organization in the world. Based in Los Angeles, OneLegacy serves more than 200 hospitals, 11 transplant centers, and a diverse population of 20 million Southern Californians spanning seven counties.

Since Tom assumed the helm of the organization in 2000, OneLegacy has been setting the bar for donations and transplants and last year established a new national record of organs recovered and transplanted as well as setting a national record of tissue and cornea donors. Driven by Tom’s passionate commitment to the cause, OneLegacy has seen a 74 percent increase in lives saved by organ transplantation and 300 percent increase in lives healed through tissue transplant.

Under Tom’s leadership OneLegacy has advanced the field by creating the tools necessary to make organ donation more accessible and the donor-recipient match more refined. These have included the first electronic donor record and web-based organ offer systems, “NAT” testing of all donors to prevent disease transmission, the Donate Life California DMV-linked registry, the Living Donation California Referral Program, and the Global Leadership Symposium to share donation best practices worldwide.

Tom is also chairman of the Donate Life Rose Parade float, which, for the past 15 years, has served as the centerpiece of a national effort designed to both encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors while honoring those who have saved lives through the generous gift of donation.

Tom began his career as a presidential management intern and a budget analyst for the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (where he received the Secretary’s Award). Prior to joining OneLegacy, Tom was president and CEO of San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in Southern California. Tom received his Master of Science from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

It is no wonder that Tom has become an industry leader, much-published author and internationally acclaimed speaker on this critically important issue. He is indeed making a positive impact with the simple, life-giving message that organ, eye and tissue donation saves and heals lives.

Visit http://www.onelegacy.org/about/ for more information.

 

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Jazz Entertainer Akia Uwanda is Today’s Honoree

Raised as an only child, in Jacksonville, FL, Akia Uwanda left much to her imagination. With a vivid imagination, she explored and appreciated different genres of music, art, and culture, which have groomed her to be the entertainer she is today. Akia offers solo and full band services in the musical genres of jazz, smooth jazz, soul/neosoul, r&b and gospel. She is also skilled in acting, modeling, and production of commercial jingles, voiceovers, scores for film, tv, and movies.

Akia Uwanda opened for the Earth Wind & Fire in October 2009…this was a child’s dream realized. She regularly sings at the nationally renowned Casa Monica in St. Augustine, FL and other places around the N. E. Florida area. On Friday, January 8, 2009, Akia performed Lift Every Voice and Sing for the Jacksonville Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce before an audience of thousands.

Coming from a gospel background, coupled with classical piano training, Akia’s talent was nurtured at the early age of seven. Her classical voice training began at the age of 12 and modeling at 15. As a student at Florida A & M University, majoring in physical therapy, she made use of her spare time by modeling in the Epicurean Fashion Experience. To further invest in her craft Akia Uwanda continued to sing and take classical and jazz voice lessons.

Akia starred as the lead role in the original musical/ dramatic play entitled, Majigeen, as Anta, produced by Jennifer Chase. Other lead vocal roles include Velma in Crowns, and Lorrell in Dreamgirls at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. While living in New York, she performed with NOIZ, an inspirational musical group, for the global launching of Davines, a global hair company, in Milan, Italy. In addition, performing with the Great Day Chorale, a world renowned Negro Spiritual Chorale led by the late Louvinia Pointer who was mother to the late Jazz violinist Noble Pointer, gave Akia Uwanda extreme recognition as a lead 1st and 2nd soprano soloist at concerts held at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. In October 2009, she opened with C1JAZZ for Earth Wind & Fire during the Florida Black Expo concert held at the Jacksonville’s Veteran Memorial Arena. A recent sentimental and memorable performance occurred at the Jacksonville Beach Jazz Series along with a guest appearance from her 8 yr old daughter, Akai Marje, whose following in her footsteps.

Akia Uwanda has performed at numerous affairs, such as singing the National Anthem during a 2003-2004 Jacksonville Sun’s baseball game, and the Annual Cure Drive/ Silent Auction held by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2007, was featured at the 2004 1st Annual Mayor’s Family Summit, and was a featured artist in several events held by Nokturnal Escape and other Jax nightlife events. Her ambition and talent doesn’t stop there.

As a model, she has graced several runways with her “looks like she’s walking on air” stride, as well as, featuring her beauty in numerous magazines such as Blacktress, Sister 2 Sister, Manhattan Bride, Hype Hair, and Today’s Black Woman. Her presence, runway style, and beauty has gained her international recognition by winning 1st place in the International Model of the Year 2001 contest sponsored by Today’s Black Woman magazine. Her passion for the beauty industry granted her the opportunity to be a co-owner of MOSAIC Model and Talent Management. To be accessible to many, Akia Uwanda founded Visionary Consulting Solutions, Inc, a business consulting firm. This firm’s mission is to help profit and not-for-profit organizations conquer their vision.

Visit http://www.akiauwanda.net/html/about.php for more information.

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Podcast Host Bill Gallagher is Today’s Honoree

In 2002, Bill Gallagher took over the jewelry business that his wife had started, Lori Bonn Design. The economy had already taken a nosedive. The market for premium jewelry was not good, and Bill was new to the industry.

Bill & LoriThe bank was not optimistic with the outlook, so it offered new terms that would spell the end of Lori Bonn Design. Bill thought that the only way out was to shut down the business and turn over their home to the bank.

He was ready to quit. When he took on the business, he was inspired. But now? He had no idea what to do. He had expected to master the industry in time, but the new economic reality left no room to learn the ropes.

The bank seemed to hold all the cards, and Bill knew more about starting over than a turnaround.

But Bill was also concerned about the impact closing doors might have on his family, and the example it would set for his kids.

“I was out of shape, out of money, and out of time. I was scared and I had no good solutions,” he said.

Bill wanted something better. He wanted to snatch a victory, to keep his family together, and set an example for his kids of courageous leadership. Bill made some bold moves….

He told the employees what the company was facing and what they had to work with. He laid out all the cards.

And then he promised he would never quit.

The employees could have panicked and deserted, but you need to know that Bill is skilled at sharing a vision. Instead of deserting the business, every single employee pulled together and strategized to find new approaches to win.

An employee’s friend said he knew an expert in bank negotiations… Then, with the support of his team, Bill worked with the bank negotiator to strike a seemingly impossible deal with the bank.

With a deal done, the team rallied and worked harder than ever, posting a new record year for the business, snatching a victory from near defeat over the next year. No team was ever prouder of its accomplishment.

This story defines Bill Gallagher. He understands that brilliant solutions are created by teams, by two or three people, or by hundreds working alongside one another to design strategies that are possible, survivable, and inspiring.

This is the essence of his coaching. Working alongside an entrepreneur, Bill is able to inspire people and companies, and then get them into action.

Bill is a sailor, a pilot, a surfer, a triathlete, a skier, and a scuba diver. He has been a brand manager, a software developer, a market researcher, a DJ, a radio executive, and a jewelry CEO.

Why all these hats? Because Bill Gallagher is always thinking of what is next.

Bill Gallagher is the guy you want around when things explode, when you need to build consensus, or when you want to jump into action—now!

An experienced entrepreneur and executive, he has created and run companies and business units ranging from up to US$500 million. He has served on the EO boards as the chairperson for Forum and Accelerator programs, and he was a twelve-year member of the Alliance of CEOs.

Full profile on linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/billgall

For seven years, Bill also led an intensive leadership development course for Landmark Education, becoming one of their senior course leaders, and an instructor and program manager, training more than 35 other course leaders across the US west coast, Texas, and eastern Canada. His work in the program made a real and lasting difference in countless communities and many thousands of lives.

Happily married for more than eighteen years, Bill and his wife, Lori, live in the Oakland hills with their two teenagers, Jack and Sophie.

Visit https://humanisteq.com/billgallagher/ for more information.

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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.

Bio:

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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