Blogger Profile: Doug Thorpe, former army lieutenant and banking executive, left the world of finance to start his own consulting business, now providing executive coaching and mentoring to companies and business leaders seeking fresh ideas for development of high performance leaders as well as team development, with his overall intention to inspire others to reach higher goals.
Fun fact: On the heels of the 2007 national financial crisis, Dough saw a need in his community and founded a non-denominational, faith-based career transition organization called Jobs Ministry Southwest.
Steve Farber Extreme Leadership
Blogger Profile: Steve Farber, President and CEO of Extreme Leadership, Inc., shares his experience from devoting his professional life to the field of leadership and development since 1989, offering courses, books, workshops, and training to help organizations by providing significant, on-going leadership learning and development, while creating and amplifying deep employee engagement through his teachings.
Fun fact: Steve is an author of three popular books on leadership, the third, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson in Leadership, being listed as a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach
Blogger Profile: Kate Nasser, trademarked as The People Skills Coach™, has been helping people succeed in business for over 25 years, sharing on-going blog articles and training designed to take anyone from inspiration to action in any business-related pursuit, not limited to leadership, customer service, teamwork, and basically anything job or career-related.
Fun fact: After years of positive response from her blog and teachings, Kate has authored and published her book, Leading Morale: The People Skills to Stop Negativity & Ignite Contributions.
Blogger Profile: Joseph Lalonde, currently serving on the leadership team for the youth ministry of Gateway Church, shares 13 years of experience in teaching leadership skills in a unique and inspiring way, with articles featuring lessons leaders can learn from movies they love, and messages he hopes will empower young leaders with the tools to thrive in today’s world.
Fun fact: Joe takes inspiration from his previous work changing lives in the E3 mentoring program, where at-risk youth are paired with professional and community mentors on a one-on-one basis.
Blogger Profile: Tanveer Naseer, speaker, writer, and leadership consultant, shares his coaching for success as the CEO of BnextR Technologies, a technology company for start-ups featuring the professional development program, MasteryPractice, which is a science-based online program designed to help people develop new habits and behaviors that are critical to career success and growth.
Fun fact: Tanveer’s work and writings have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Economist Executive Education Navigator, CBC Radio Daybreak, Global News, and the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center.
Joan Garry Consulting
Blogger Profile: Joan Garry, former Executive Director for GLAAD and co-chair of President Obama’s LGBT Finance Committee during his 2008 campaign, offers her experienced perspective as she continues to work with nonprofit leaders, assisting with crisis management, executive coaching and building teams, sharing her successful resources for everything from being a great executive director or board leader, to raising money.
Fun fact: Joan also teaches nonprofit media strategy as a professor at the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.
Blogger Profile: Skip Prichard, author of the national bestseller, The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating A Successful Future, and President of the global nonprofit computer library service and research organization, OCLC, was inspired to start his blog after realizing his love and success of turning around failing companies and dealing with industry challenges would be best shared with others.
Fun fact: Skip has been a lifelong student of success, listening to motivational seminars and reading inspirational books as a boy, which led to accomplishments starting with earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
Blogger Profile: Lolly Daskal, founder and CEO of Lead From Within, shares her expertise as one of the most popular executive leadership coaches, with a blog that supports her proprietary leadership program engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.
Fun fact: Lolly has extensive cross-cultural expertise that spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies, helping her earn multiple top 100 spots in leadership and executive blogging.
Blogger Profile: Robin Sharma, speaker, and best-selling author of The Leader Who Had No Title, reaches over six hundred million people a year through social media and his website, providing informative articles, podcasts, and courses that offer mentorship designed to help anyone achieve success in life or any industry of business.
Fun fact: Over the past 20 years, Robin has been chosen as a key executive speaker for well-known companies including but not limited to Nike, GE, Microsoft, FedEx, HP, Oracle, NASA, and Yale.