David Allen has been called one of the world’s most influential thinkers on productivity and has been a keynote speaker and facilitator for such organizations as New York Life, the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, L.L. Bean, and the U.S. Navy, and he conducts workshops for individuals and organizations across the country. He is the president of The David Allen Company and has more than twenty years’ experience as a management consultant and executive coach. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Getting Things Done has been published in twelve foreign countries and in over 28 languages. GTD helps you achieve and maintain that optimal condition, by using your mental energies to think about things rather than think of them.
Peter Rojas started off in technology journalism with a master’s degree in English. After he finished grad school, he worked in advertising for a little while before ending up at Red Herring magazine, first as Associate Editor then as a writer. He was co-founder and Editorial Director of Gizmodo, leaving to co-found Engadget and eventually sold both to AOL. He also founded the video game blog Joystiq. Along with Josh Deutsch of Downtown Records, Rojas launched the online record label RCRD LBL. In July 2008 Rojas left Engadget to start the consumer electronics social networking site GDGT. The site premiered in 2009 and was co-founded with Ryan Block, Rojas’ successor as Engadget editor-in-chief. Rojas is currently the VP of Strategy for AOL and the Director of AOL Alpha.
Michael Dermer left a promising law career with a prestigious New York law firm to fix the healthcare system by starting IncentOne – the first company to provide financial rewards for healthy behavior. Michael sold IncentOne and his company was credited with creating the health rewards industry. What resulted was not only a business success, but perhaps more importantly the discovery of a unique method on how to thrive under the pressure, chaos, and burden of being the entrepreneur. The Lonely Entrepreneur was born.
Randy Hetrick is the inventor and founder of TRX which was created out of necessity in the Navy SEALs. With prior graduation from USC, Randy didn’t invent the TRX® Suspension Trainer with a business venture in mind, but rather a way to simulate climbing a caving ladder while using the body as a resisting force. He went back to school after 14 years as a SEAL, this time attending Stanford. TRX, as a product, started slow in sales before hitting a few tipping points and validating his product could be successful. His unique training device began to capture the attention of athletes, coaches, and trainers. As of 2001, TRX can now be found in gyms in more than 60 countries and is more than one million users strong.
Peter Voogd has a life story that began much like many of us. Peter has been an entrepreneur since he was 15 and started off by selling shoes on eBay. He realized he could get paid to have the courage to think differently and take risks. Gaining experience in the sales industry by selling Cutco, he also realized he very much enjoyed helping and motivating others. Out of frustration and failures, he decided to dive into himself and discover what changes he needed to make in his life. With the changes he made, in 5 ½ months, Peter made his first 6-figures. He used the same tactics to grow his business to making over $8M.
Engineer. Innovator. Mentor. Founder. These are just four words that only begin to describe the man who needs no introduction. Jeff Hoffman, the successful entrepreneur and globally know motivational speaker, has proven himself in the world of business ten times over. By focusing on buyer driven commerce, Jeff is able to understand the mind of the buyer and help tailor his services to fit just what they want. Jeff has been a part of over 8 start-ups both public and private, co-founded Priceline and Colorjar, and even took his knowledge to every corner of the globe to help inspire and motivate entrepreneurs with ideas expanding from agriculture to the latest technologic innovation. With an act for inspiring and a mind hard-wired for success at all costs, Jeff has become a leader like no other.
Andy Frisella is the CEO and co-founder of 1st Phorm and S2 Supplement Superstores. He came a long way from opening his first Supplement Superstore with his best friend in Springfield, MO; it took eight months to make sales over $200/day to now having sales in excess of $100 million a year. Andy started The MFCEO Project website and podcast in June 2015 as an outlet for his passion to motivate people to succeed in business and life. The show consistently ranks in the top 50 of all business podcasts and top 15 in the marketing and management category. Andy is also the Secret Entourage Academy 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.