Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series
Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series
Host: Ryan Eliason
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Julia Butterfly Hill
Ali Brown Lynne Twist
Tom Terwilliger Rich Dutra-St. John
Bill Baren Christine Kloser
Mark Silver Drew Dellinger
Tad Hargrave Suzanne Falter-Barns & Jeffrey Van Dyk
Speakers Will Share Their Expertise In Areas Such As:
Building a Massive Subscriber List
Attracting All The Clients You Could Ever Want
Building a Movement for Change
Overcoming The Most Common Blocks To Entrepreneurial Success
Choosing Your Niche and Beyond... Becoming a "Hub"
Clarifying Your Purpose, Vision, and Commitment
Cultivating the Mindset and Attitude of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs
How To Use Teleseminars To Grow Your Business
The 8 Step Blueprint for Launching A New Social Enterprise
Standing Out On The Web - Being "Nakedly Original"
Creating and Marketing Info Products
Tapping Your Genius
Smart Simple Marketing Strategies For Solopreneurs
Overcoming Overwhelm and Other Psychological Barriers To Success
Time Management Secrets That Will Dramatically Increase Your Productivity
Solving Global Problems Like Poverty and War
Social Media Marketing Strategies That Work, Without Wasting Your Time
Coming Into 100% Alignment With Your Truth and Integrity
Fundraising Strategies That Have Raised Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
Creating a Healthy Relationship To Money
The Formula for a Highly Profitable Product or Event Launch
How to Create a Profitable Email Newsletter
As one of the world's leading thinkers on social change and the founder and CEO of Ashoka, Bill Drayton pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship. Over the past 30 years, Ashoka has elected nearly 3,000 social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers. In recognition of this achievement, Bill has received numerous honors, including the MacArthur Fellowship and the Essl Social Prize. He is a graduate of Harvard, Oxford, and Yale Universities, and has worked as a management consultant at McKinsey, Assistant Administrator at the EPA, and as a teacher of law and management at Stanford and Harvard.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher. Among her 10 published books, four of them, including A Return to Love, were #1 New York Times Bestsellers. Her newest bestseller, A Course In Weight Loss, was released in November 2010. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food. Marianne also founded The Department of Peace Campaign, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation to establish a U.S. Department of Peace. In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers.
John Robbins is currently one of the most popular bloggers on the Huffington Post. He is also the author of six bestsellers, including Diet for a New America, that collectively sold more than 3 million copies. His work has been the subject of feature articles in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time, US News & World Report, Newsweek, and many more. John has been a keynote speaker at major conferences sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Beyond War, Oxfam, the Sierra Club, the Humane Society of the United States, and many others.
Julia Butterfly Hill
Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree named Luna for 738 days to help make the world aware of the plight of the world's last remaining ancient forests. This courageous act of civil disobedience gained international attention for the redwoods as well as other environmental and social justice issues. She authored a bestselling book, The Legacy of Luna, which is available in 11 languages, followed by her "environmental handbook" called "One Makes the Difference". Her commitment and profound clarity in articulating a message of hope, empowerment, love and respect for all life has inspired millions of people around the globe to take action in their own communities.
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, is a cellular biologist and former Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine. His pioneering research on cloned stem cells at Wisconsin presaged the revolutionary field of epigenetics, the new science of how environment and perception control genes. Bruce's later research at Stanford University's School of Medicine revealed the nature of the biochemical pathways that bridge the mind-body duality. Bruce's new book, Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (And A Way To Get There From Here), with co-author Steve Bhaerman, was released in September 2009.
Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. He is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All. Van is the best-selling author of the definitive book on green jobs: The Green-Collar Economy. He served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama White House in 2009, and is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress and holds a joint appointment at Princeton University. Van was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009.
Ali Brown is fast becoming regarded as the voice for women in business and success. After launching her first business from her tiny New York City studio apartment in 1999, she has grown it into what is today Ali International -- a multimillion-dollar enterprise with 50,000+ members that ranked on 2009's Inc. 500 List of fastest growing private companies in the nation. Ali has been a featured expert in numerous publications, radio, and on TV, including ABC News Now, E!, and morning shows around the country on ABC, CBS, CW , Fox, and NBC. She was named one of 2010's Enterprising Women of the Year and was recently included in the Ernst & Young 2010 Class of Entrepreneurial Winning Women.
Lynne Twist is a global activist, fundraiser, consultant, popular keynote speaker and the award-winning author of The Soul of Money. She has devoted her life to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilled human presence on earth. She is the president of the Soul of Money Institute and the co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance which focuses on protecting the world's rainforests, empowering indigenous people, and fostering a new global vision of equity and sustainability for all. She has been responsible for raising hundreds of millions of dollars and has trained thousands of fundraisers.
David Riklan is the president and founder of Self Improvement Online, Inc., the leading provider of self-improvement and personal growth information on the Internet. SelfGrowth.com gets over 1.2 Million visitors a month and his email newsletters reach over 950,000 weekly subscribers on the topics of self improvement, natural health, personal growth, relationships, home business, sales skills, and brain improvement. David has 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and training for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, The Memory Training Institute, and Dale Carnegie Training.
Fabienne Fredrickson is founder of ClientAttraction.com, a company devoted to teaching entrepreneurs around the world how to consistently attract ideal, high-paying clients, put their marketing on autopilot, shift their mindset towards abundance and take a no-excuses approach to creating a highly successful and meaningful business, while working less. Through her workshops, courses, coaching programs, and products, Fabienne shows her students how to go from 5-figures to 6-figures in their business and then from 6-figures to 7-figures, while experiencing freedom and creating an abundant life they love.
Kimmie Weeks has worked to alleviate poverty and human suffering in Africa and around the world since he was fourteen years old! In 1998, he released a groundbreaking report on the Liberian government's involvement in training children as soldiers.
As a result, former Liberian President Charles Taylor made several attempts to assassinate him until he was granted political asylum in the U.S. He then founded Youth Action International which has benefited more than 150,000 people in six post war African countries. Kimmie tours widely giving enthusiastically received key note speeches on college campuses and at conferences nationwide.
C.J. Hayden, MCC, CPCC is an author, entrepreneurship coach, and activist. She specializes in coaching social entrepreneurs, activists, and entrepreneur philanthropists. C.J.'s clients have included Ashoka Youth Venture, Grameen Shakti, 10% Solution, and Global Initiative to Advance Entrepreneurship. She has been coaching since 1992, and is the author of three books, ten CD's, and over 300 articles on marketing, entrepreneurship, and social change. Most entrepreneurs know her best as the author of Get Clients Now! C.J. serves on the leadership teams of the Social Enterprise Alliance San Francisco chapter, Send Girls to School Project, and A Good Deed Tea.
James Roche, small business marketing coach, speaker and CEO, helps thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide attract more clients, make money online and create information products. He "coaches the products and programs out of you" quickly and easily. Since 2004 James has helped small business owners from over 25 industries double their clients in less than 30 days, build online businesses that produce automatic income and create information products that generate over 6-figures a year. James is the creator of The Entrepreneur's Path, a common sense approach to building a profitable business that supports your ideal lifestyle.
Tom Terwilliger is a goal achievement expert and the author of several self help and leadership books including the acclaimed, 7 Rules of Achievement. As highly in demand executive life coach, motivational speaker, and empowerment trainer Tom's empowering Achievement Bootcamp and Experience THE LEAP seminars and programs are helping thousands of individuals and organizational leaders identify and more efficiently and effectively achieve their most ambitious goals. As a leading goal achievement expert, Tom has shared the stage with such world class trainers/speakers as John Gray, Harv Eker, Jonny Bowden, Dr. John Spencer Ellis, Bill Phillips, Armand Morin, and Dr. Asher Milgrom.
Rich Dutra-St. John
Fueled by a shared vision that every child could someday live in a world where they feel safe loved and celebrated, Rich and his wife Yvonne combined their collective passion and experience to co-found the Challenge Day Program in 1987. Their work has positively affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth and adults in 39 states and 6 Canadian Provinces. Challenge Day breaks down the walls of negativity, judgment, separation, isolation and loneliness, replacing them with compassion, understanding and love. Challenge Day has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as in the MTV series, If you really knew me.
Alisa Gravitz has helped lead the national agenda to create a socially and environmentally responsible economy for more than 27 years. As the Executive Director of Green America, the national nonprofit membership organization working on marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems, Ms. Gravitz has pioneered effective techniques for addressing issues of sustainable consumption and production with American consumers and businesses. She earned her MBA from Harvard University and her BA in economics and environmental sciences from Brandeis University.
Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Evolutionary Leadership Council. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program, which grew to 10,000 paying members, and the One Minute Shift video series, which was seen by more than one million. He is also the author of Radical Spirit (New World Library), and a forthcoming book Sacred America. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute's Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.
In 1990, at age 16, Ocean Robbins was co-founder of YES!, yesworld.org, which he directed for 20 years. He has spoken in person to 200,000 people and facilitated dozens of gatherings for leaders from 65+ nations. Ocean is author of The Power of Partnership and Choices for Our Future, and has served as a board member for Friends of the Earth, EarthSave, and many other organizations. He is a 2008 recipient of the Freedom's Flame Award, and of the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Younger. He speaks frequently at conferences and universities.
Baeth Davis is Founder and CEO of The Hand Analyst, Inc., a company devoted to helping you, the Spirit-RichTM entrepreneur, unleash your Life Purpose and get paid for your passion so that you can BE the change you want to see in the world! Baeth offers private one-on-one Your Purpose hand analysis sessions, VIP private and group coaching, workshops, and business-building study tools to help you understand your own hand map and grow your business. She has been featured in Women's World, Cosmopolitan and the LA Times, as well as heard on NPR, KPFK-Los Angeles, Radio Europe and the BBC 5.
In 2001, at age 26, Tashka became responsible for 600 people and 90,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest in Brazil as Chief of the Yawanawa. Tashka has since managed to double the Yawanawa territory, reinvigorate Yawanawa culture, and establish economically and socially empowering business partnerships with the outside world. These innovative ventures prove that maintaining cultural integrity, and protecting the rainforest need not conflict with achieving economic prosperity. His work in sustaining the Yawanawa culture, wisdom, plant knowledge, cosmology and language is an immeasurable contribution to the legacy of humanity.
Bill is a transformational business coach, time mastery expert, and the founder of Bill Baren Coaching. He and his team of 5 experienced coaches have been dedicated to helping coaches, consultants, holistic practitioners and small business owners earn significantly more money and in less time. Bill is past-President of SF Coaches and the 2008 Excellence in Coaching Award winner. He was featured on the Fine Living Networks' "What's Your Time Worth" TV show and has produced many successful live and on-line programs, including the Time Experts Telesummit, Client Mastery Blueprint, Big Shift Coaching, Master of Enrollment, and the Ultimate Entrepreneur Toolkit.
Christine Kloser is an award-winning author, speaker and publisher. She works with spiritually minded entrepreneurs to help them discover the truth of who they are, so they can bring their truth to the world. While being a multi-published author, she's also the Co-founder of Love Your Life Publishing, Inc., a book publishing and training company for entrepreneurial authors. Though her publishing company, she's worked with thousands of aspiring authors around the world to help them discover their true voice and share it through the pages of a book. Christine's mission is to help raise the consciousness of the planet by raising the consciousness of entrepreneurs through inspired businesses and transformational books.
George Kao is a marketing expert who helps coaches and consultants turn their passions & expertise into a profitable business. For more than 10 years, George has been building thriving online communities. His popular and highly recommended marketing courses give coaches, counselors, and consultants the essential tools and support needed to create authentic, sustainable livelihoods. What sets George Kao apart from other marketing teachers is that he integrates the best principles in Productivity -- getting things done in less time, Integrity -- growing a business with authenticity and heart, and Sustainability -- caring for the environment and the people in our communities.
Nina Simons is a social entrepreneur and the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Bioneers. Bioneers reaches millions of people through its annual conferences, satellite conference partners, award-winning radio series, broadcast and print media, interactive website, and book series which disseminate breakthrough solutions to our most pressing environmental and social challenges.
Previously, Nina served as president of Seeds of Change and as director of strategic marketing for Odwalla, where she was instrumental in the companies achieving rapid national prominence. Nina also has an enduring interest in the leadership of women and in restoring the "feminine" to a balanced place in our culture.
Saniel Bonder is the author of Healing the Spirit/Matter Split and the founder of the Waking Down in Mutuality work, a holistic process of personal and cultural transformation. The work melds the awakening of consciousness with deep, collaborative psycho-emotional healing and a call to find and express one's own greatest potential in service to others and the world. Saniel has been a pioneer in the widespread embodiment and mutual, evolutionary exploration of awakened consciousness for over a decade. He is a founding member of the Integral Institute and blogs on "The Spirit/Money Split" at Good Business International.
Kathleen Gage is known as The Street Smarts Marketer. Kathleen is recognized as a creative and effective Internet Marketing Advisor who works with spiritually minded coaches, speakers, authors and consultants who are ready to turn their knowledge into money-making products and services. She does this by teaching them eProduct development, Internet marketing, multi media program development, self-publishing skills, teleseminar development and developing mentoring courses that they can offer their clients. Kathleen is an award winning speaker and business owner who has hundreds of books, eProducts, teleseminars, and interviews to her credit.
Jeffrey Howard has often been called a 21st Century Renaissance Man. His talents and skills include being a prolific writer, public speaker, visionary business coach, musician, photographer and entrepreneur. Jeff's deepest passion is to help you discover your vision and then take inspired action to create multiple profit centers doing what you love. He's a perpetual student of internet marketing and social media. Jeff and his team have parlayed that knowledge into multiple six-figure product and event launches for clients and his own company. And he's also a dedicated Dad with four energetic boys ranging from age 9 to 24.
Mark Silver is the founder of Heart of Business. He has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners in the areas of marketing, sales, and business mission. He has run a magazine, worked as a paramedic, run a distribution business, been an activist, and worked in the non-profit field. He is a former student and faculty member of the University of Spirituality Healing and Sufism where he focused on Organizational and Business Healing. He blends his skills as a Sufi healer with teaching heart-centered business practices that help his clients to develop profitable and sustainable businesses.
Drew Dellinger is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. Dellinger has presented at over 1,000 events across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, and shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Danny Glover, and Julia Butterfly Hill. Dellinger's book of poems, love letter to the milky way is now in its fourth printing. Dellinger co-wrote the documentary film, The Awakening Universe, which premiered at the United Nations. He is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation on Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Berry, and the connections between ecology, justice and cosmology.
Josh Thome's work is to inform and activate people on environmental and social issues. He has reached millions through live events, TV, radio, film and the Internet. His first film, CONNECT, aired worldwide as MTV's Earth Day Special. Josh's most recent production, 4REAL, is a global documentary TV series that airs in 167 countries. 4REAL features celebrity guests connecting with young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are effecting real change around the world. Josh is also an Explorer with National Geographic.
Two-time award winning author Donna Kozik has a personal mission to turn 1000 people into published authors in the next 12 months. Now she shows people how to write and publish a book fast and easy with her "Write a Book in a Weekend" virtual online events.
John has been outsourcing his internet businesses to the Philippines for 5 years. He now helps other entrepreneurs get their lives back like he has done through the magic that is the Philippines.
Jason Fladlien has gone from a $12 an hour house painter to a $117,000 a month Internet marketer in less than three years. He specializes in giving "streamlined, action-able content" which means he is light on theory and heavy on step by step application. He is a dynamic speaker whose voice tonality and delivery is so engaging, he has been compared by many as "the next Tony Robbins". At the young age of 27, Jason has spoken on stage nation-wide and been invited to speak internationally as well. He has a following of over 31,000+ customers and clients online which he has amassed in just three short years.
Terry Axelrod has more than thirty years of experience in the nonprofit field, including founding three nonprofit organizations in healthcare and affordable housing. She is the founder and CEO of Benevon, a company which has coached over 3,000 organizations to implement their effective fundraising model. She created the Benevon Model in 1996 after serving as Development Consultant to Zion Preparatory Academy, where she designed and implemented fundraising and marketing programs which yielded $7.2 million in 2.5 years. She authored Missionizing Your Special Events, Beyond the Ask Event, the Raising More Money Series, and The Joy of Fundraising.
Tad Hargrave is a hippy who developed a knack for marketing. Despite years in the non-profit and activist world, he finally had to admit he was a marketing nerd and, became a marketing coach for hippies. For almost a decade, he has been touring his marketing workshops around Canada, bringing refreshing and unorthodox ideas to conscious entrepreneurs and green businesses.
He has become recognized as a leader in the wider movement towards green and local economies. He's considered a pioneer and leading thinker in the field of 'Hub Marketing', and is working on a book about it.
Suzanne Falter-Barns & Jeffrey Van Dyk
Suzanne Falter-Barns is a leading expert in Platform building, branding and niche marketing. She helps conscious entrepreneurs create a powerful, unique online presence. Her clients have received cold calls from CNN, USA Today, Sixty Minutes, PBS, Wall Street Journal, as well as attracting major publishing deals. Jeffrey Van Dyk works internationally to help business owners find their higher purpose and create meaningful work. Jeffrey has nearly two decades of experience in training and development, and has worked alongside luminaries such as Bill Gates, Donald Trump, and Peter Jennings. Together, Suzanne and Jeffrey teach how to tap deeply into your purpose in life, and package it as a magnetic online platform that attracts the perfect market.
Sydni Craig-Hart, The Smart Simple Marketing CoachTM, works with solo service professionals who are ready to attract more clients and create more money in their business NOW. Since 2005, she has worked with hundreds of clients in over 50 different industries to help them attract more clients, develop multiple streams of revenue and create a lifestyle focused business. The work that she has done has helped her clients to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars of NEW revenue streams and gain national recognition for their businesses.
International speaker/marketing consultant/copywriter Shel Horowitz specializes in win-win Green, ethical strategies that lower costs, boost profits, and have potential customers calling YOU. Five of his eight books have won awards, sold foreign rights, and/or made at least one Amazon category bestseller list--most recently, Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Winning Strategies to Improve Your Profits and Your Planet (Wiley, 2010). Shel also writes the Green And Profitable and Green And Practical columns...helps turn unpublished writers into published authors...is starting an international trade association for Green marketers...and has been both a marketer and environmental activist since the 1970s.
Ryan Eliason co-founded YES!, empowering more than 675,000 young visionary leaders from 65 nations working on social change, human rights, and environmental sustainability. He has been starting successful businesses, and designing programs to empower social entrepreneurs for 20 years. He is a successful business coach, certified Master Hypnotist, Transformational Therapist, and the creator of the Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series. His company, Professional Coaching Inc., has supported hundreds of conscious entrepreneurs to dramatically increase their positive impact, income, and free time. He developed his systematic approach through a lifetime of business, fundraising, and sales consulting, designing and leading training programs, and working with both coaching and therapy clients.
Alexis Neely has built 2 million dollar businesses, published a bestselling book and appeared on many of the top television shows as a legal expert, all while raising two kids and diving into the path of awakening. Today, she is an evolutionary strategist consulting with evolving entrepreneurs on how to build sustainable, make a difference businesses based on who they authentically are and how they want to serve. Alexis' signature programs for evolutionary entrepreneurs at all stages of business development are the ground-breaking Money Map technology and her LIFT Foundation System.
Mari Smith is one of the world's foremost experts on using Facebook as a marketing channel. She is coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day and has been dubbed "the Pied Piper of the Online World" by FastCompany.com. Mari is passionate about the world of relationships and Internet technology and has a ten-year background in these fields. She is a popular Social Media Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Thought Leader. Mari travels the United States and internationally to share her wisdom and provide social media keynotes and in-depth training. A self described "bubbly Scottish-Canadian" Mari lives in San Diego, California and has a penchant for turquoise and bling!
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