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Sherri Elliott-Yeary/You Can Have It All Just Not All at Once and Ties to Tattoos

Sherri Elliott-Yeary is known as the Generational Guru and a leading expert on the generational differences in the workplace. She consults with C-level leaders on organization-wide strategies to reduce attrition costs, increase profitability and create agile workforces able to adapt to ongoing change. Sherri’s clients gain a competitive advantage in attracting, retaining and managing top talent. Her strategic expertise as the generational expert helps her clients refine their business model and practices by integrating cross-generational market trends into the company strategy.

Sherri advises CEOs, executives, business owners and Boards of Directors, often serving as an external expert and coach to create cultures of agility and innovation. She consults to Fortune 500 companies, privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations from a variety of industries. Her expertise in the field of generational differences ensures her clients’ increased profitability, productivity and the ability to adapt in today’s changing market place.

Byron Reese/Infinite Progress: How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty and War

A frequent traveler to destinations rooted in the past, such as Cuba and North Korea, Byron Reese speculates on and writes about what the future of the world will be like. As a regular speaker at international, leading-edge conferences, such as SXSW, NAB, Wolfram Data Summit, IAB, and PICNIC, he delivers talks with the art of a storyteller about history, technology, and the coming golden age of humanity.

Synthesizing history and the advances of technology, Reese makes an extremely compelling case that the future will soon see the end the five main plagues of human existence: ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war. And while he is clearly an optimist, he considers himself a reasoned one and is quick to point out that over the entire span of human history, the optimists have been right virtually all the time.

With this in mind, Byron has outlined our inevitable future in Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War (Greenleaf Book Group, March 2013), one in which readers are sure to come away from inspired and excited about what awaits them.

A native Texan, Reese attained his BA in Economics at Rice University, and went on to create two technology-based businesses that he later sold. He now oversees R&D for Demand Media, a content and social media brand company that operates websites such as eHow and

Reese currently resides in Austin with his wife and four children.

Dee Doanes/The Man With the Green Suitcase

Dee Doanes is the author of The Man With the Green Suitcase, her first fiction novel.

The book has gotten rave reviews from critics which include the Midwest Book Review. She has previously published short stories and poetry. She has a deep passion for writing and has been writing since the age of five.

Doanes has a background in copywriting, communications, and social media.

She’s active in several charities and conducts a youth poetry workshop for the Atlanta Writers Club Youth Writing Camp, and is the former co-chair of the Writing in the Schools Program for Georgia Writers.

Doanes lives in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys spending time with her daughter and parents. Doanes’ mother encouraged her to read and to be creative while growing up. In her spare time she enjoys attending writing events and workshops, fitness training, collecting art, world travel, and gourmet cooking.

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Michelle Sfakianos/The 4-1-1 on Surviving Teenhood

MICHELE SFAKIANOS is a Registered Nurse, Life Skills Expert,Speaker and Author. In 1982, she received her AS Degree in Business Data Processing/Computer Programming. In 1993, she received her Associate in Science degree in Nursing from St. Petersburg Junior College, graduating with Honors.

In 1999, Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursingfrom Florida International University, graduating with High Honors. Michele has been previously published in both PoetryBooks and a Nursing Journal. Michele is also the owner of Open Pages Publishing, LLC offering quality self-publishing. Her first book “Useful Information for Everyday Living” was published October 2010 and was later changed to “The 4-1-1 on Life Skills” then released June 2011. Her next book, “The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting” was released October 2011. Michele’s latest book, “The 4-1-1 on Surviving Teenhood” was published October 2012. She is well respected in her areas of expertise. Her years of experience as a Registered Nurse, Mother and Life Skills Expert have given her the knowledge and wisdom to write her books.

Christina Hamlett/Media Magnetism

Former actress and theater director Christina Hamlett is an award-winning author, media relations expert, professional ghostwriter, and script consultant for the film industry (which means that she stops lots of really bad movies from coming to theaters near you). Her credits to date include 30 books, 150 stage plays, 5 optioned feature films, and hundreds of articles and interviews that appear in trade publications throughout the world.

Her latest release is Media Magnetism: How to Attract the Favorably Publicity You Want and Deserve. Available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle, this is a must-have book for small business owners, authors, artists, entrepreneurs and nonprofits that want to learn how to maximize media opportunities on a minimalist budget. Along with two dozen media industry colleagues who contributed chapter content, Christina provides insider tips and advice on how to make influential connections, become sound-bite savvy, endear yourself to reporters, survive awkward moments, and use social media wisely.

Teresa Joyce/There’s A Fine Line

Teresa Joyce was born on the 15th December 1958 the middle child of three. After losing her father at a very young age; this was to set the pattern for the rest of her life. Losing was something she would have to get used to. Today she still has some memory of her father, but in truth it’s all a little hazy. Her mother through no fault of her own after that loss had no other alternative, other than to return to her parent’s home with her children in tow. This family unit was to spend only a few years there, until the wind of change came around once more. Happy memories are something that Teresa holds in very short supply. Her mother was set to meet the man that was to become her stepfather, and they moved once more to a new city with the promise of a new life. Hopefully it would be a happy one for all concerned, but it became a place for Teresa that felt far more like a prison. One in which she would spend many years months days and hours hating. She swore to herself that she would leave all this behind at the first possible occasion.

The subject of my book covers more than one issue; it’s a true story that ranges over a period of many years. It covers the first married years of my mother’s life, and the abuse she received from my now deceased father. The hardship she found within her life in so many ways, no one should have ever had to go through, but sadly it just seemed to follow her around. Some years later she remarried, but unfortunately this union would tear her once more into tiny pieces.

Kendall Fickin/Rise & Grind: Get To Your Next Level Now

We all know the importance of taking care of business. Well, when it comes to family and the community; Mr. Kendall Ficklin has raised the bar and expectations. From the long days on road, to the dedicated time that he spends with his family, there’s a reason for his much acclaimed success.

Mr. Ficklin is the father of eight beautiful children and a lovely wife of course. In his spare time, between hustling and starting new businesses, Kendall has always had a passion to be a man and make men; with that passion he started a non-profit organization called menXchange where he mentors young males and coaches men and women. His desire to share his story with others has motivated hundreds of young men and woman in the community to reach their Next Level.

Kendall has found his niche as a motivator, educator, and change agent for men and woman of all ages. Through his writings of articles for online magazines such as:,, His Influence, Bayiah Magazine, and the Motivational Memo as well as his blog, Kendall continues to inspire others. Kendall has also made appearances on the radio show theloveexperience on WIGO AM 1570 as well as Atlanta Live Channel 57.

Kendall currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he successfully juggles his roles as husband, father, mentor, coach, author, student, and entrepreneur. As he leads by example, Kendall is currently working towards his Bachelor of Science in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

Rise & Grind is not about age, gender or race, everyone can Rise & Grind to there own ability for there own personal growth.

This is about going from ordinary to extraordinary; motivating, educating and inspiring you to produce the change necessary to reach your AMAZING. Whether it’s in your business, career, relationship or your personal growth as a man or a woman – “Rise & Grind” will help you reach it.

Rise – Wake up everyday with a sense of purpose!  Going from ordinary to extraordinary in mind, body and soul. Elevate your thinking, elevate your game.

Grind – Go after that purpose with a sense of urgency, everyday, there is no time for rest you have already wasted enough time, you can chill in heaven. Stop wasting so much time on everything else and spend your “Grind Time” on YOU!

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Tami Cannizzaro/Tales of the Terminated: A humorous Look at Life After Layoff

Tami Cannizzaro knows about the curves that life can throw at you. Author of the funny, poignant and always truthful Tales of the Terminated®: A Humorous Look at Life After a Layoff, Tami brings humor, hope and true-life tales to your event.Tami’s talk will have your audience smiling and laughing out loud as they realize they’re not alone in facing life’s many challenges.

Tales of the Terminated: A humorous Look at Life After Layoff: Stress, heartache, happiness, anger, sadness, boredom, loneliness and feeling less-than-successful are all emotions that follow the recently unemployed or underemployed around like a shadow. Nevertheless, Cannizzaro discovered there is another side to the story, a humorous side. Yes, funny things happen when you’ve been laid off.

“My experience showed me there is more to being laid off than simply losing a job,” said Cannizzaro, a veteran marketing and public relations professional.

“The stories in the book are mostly funny, sometimes poignant and are all based on things that happened to me.”The lessons in Tales of the Terminated will benefit readers of any age, but will especially resonate with those over forty.

Donna Hartney/The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career

Donna Hartney, Ph.D., is an expert in life-changing AHA!s and teaches others how to prime themselves for flashes of clarity that will transform their lives and careers—momentous epiphanies, pivotal realizations, profound insights. She is a performance consultant who works with global leaders and professionals at Fortune 500 companies. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lives with her family in Western New York.

The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career is the first research-based self-help book that teaches readers how to spark pivotal realizations. It counters conventional wisdom, which holds that momentous, life-altering AHA!s are rare events outside a person’s control.

Donna analyzed 99 published, first-hand accounts of transformational insights. For example, she analyzed how Nelson Mandela, Sandra Oh, Tracy Chevalier, and Norman Vincent Peale experienced powerful AHA!s that defined their careers. She analyzed how Nora Ephron, Emily Proctor, Blair Underwood, and Shonda Rhimes, experienced pivotal epiphanies that remade their relationships. She analyzed how Queen Latifah, Josh Hamilton, Maria Shriver, and Eckhart Tolle experienced profound insights that transformed their health and well-being.

The AHA! Handbook presents the results of that research interwoven with inspirational, real-life stories of lifechanging insights and practical advice. The book describes 21 actions readers can take to generate powerful, lifealtering realizations in their lives and careers. These actions fall into three phases: prime yourself to live life in a way that attracts pivotal realizations, watch for triggers to notice and leverage life’s insight-rich moments, and capture the value to tap the transformational power of an AHA! once it arrives.

Gerry Burke/Pest on the Run

Gerry Burke earned his stripes as a copywriter in the advertising industry, so his move to publishing was one he embraced with enthusiasm. He has a long-standing commitment to the horse racing community, late-night bars, and loose women (which inspired his comedic hero, Paddy). Gerry is single and lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Pest on the Run: Ask anyone who knows him: Paddy Pest is a real character. Paddy is an Australian crime fighter with a dubious Irish background, an overwhelming abundance of confidence, and a handful of bad habits. His enthusiasm for finding trouble is only exceeded by his incompetence. Fortunately, his pal and sometime sidekick, Stormy Weathers, is usually available to rescue him from his ill-advised forays into foolish and reckless situations-frequently involving the fairer sex. From Yvette Baguette, the delightfully French gendarme, to Paddy’s nemesis, Nadia Nickoff-the minx from Minsk-Paddy is a lady’s man all the way. Murder and mayhem are all in a day’s work for this Aussie crime fighter. He needs his wits to survive the onslaught of the disreputable rogues and villains who are out to get him. Paddy’s life is one big, unbelievable adventure after another. And now, he’s got a certain lady on a certain train who needs his help-or does she? The world needs someone like Paddy Pest-and if you doubt that, just ask him!


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Philip Jones/Worlds of the Crystal Moon: Ascendants of Ancients Sovereign

Phillip E. Jones was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1971. At the age of five, he was sent to Colorado to be raised by his Aunt Judy where he spent the majority of his youth in Empire. At the age of 14, Judy took Phillip to Broomfield, CO. This was where he spent the rest of his teen years attending Broomfield High School until he graduated in 1990 and then went on to join the United States Navy and served for five years as an air traffic controller.

Now residing in Las Vegas, NV, Phillip Jones began writing the Worlds of the Crystal Moon series in 2007 after he awoke from a nightmare. His dream was so vivid and such a compelling story that he sat down and wrote the first 80 pages in 36 hours. After selling 40,000 copies in Costco stores in 4 states and other outlets, Phillip joined forces with a team of investors to plan a worldwide release. Phillip has also worked with a number of highly qualified editors over the last year and a half to refine the story into the three book series that was released December 10, 2012.

As Creative Director for the WOTCM, Phillip plans to write three additional novels to complete his portion of the overall expansion of the Worlds of the Crystal Moon. Further, there will be offshoot stories that will be written by other authors who know the history of the WOTCM. These prequels will complement what Phillip has written, and they will make the Worlds of the Crystal Moon a massive, ongoing project. It is Phillip’s desire to see the Worlds of the Crystal Moon grow into a thriving franchise that owns hundreds of novels that are based on the storyline Phillip established. Scifi/Fantasy readers throughout the world will enjoy the Worlds of the Crystal Moon.

Worlds of the Crystal Moon: Ascendants of Ancients Sovereign:

Wars Ignite-Worlds Crumble-Souls Ascend After the conclusion of the Great Destruction of Everything Known, a new reality was created by a group of self-proclaimed gods who united and called themselves the Farendrite Collective. These beings range from prideful seekers of recognition,Bassorine (God of War), to devious manipulators of circumstance like Lasidious(God of Mischief). Amidst the carnage, three humans were spared the devastation that befell earth. Now, they wake to unfamiliar surroundings, Southern Grayhamis their new home, and they must save a world that is about to suffer the same fate as their planet. Sam Goodrich was a world-renowned doctor who fought an inner-demon that lurked within the deepest shadows of his mind. Sam always had to balance his commitment to the Hippocratic Oath against his desire to inflict pain inside the cages of mixed martial arts. Shalee Adamson was an unselfish, beautiful,stubborn, yet witty and loving woman who wanted to save the less fortunate.George Nailer was a self-proclaimed King of Deception whose only love was his daughter Abbie. With the fate of every being who lives on the worlds governed by the Crystal Moon in their hands, these three imperfect souls will be forced to live in service to the gods—a service the gods claim respects free will. With all lines blurred, welcome to the fantasy and chaos that is the Worlds of the Crystal

Darcy Eikenberg/Red Cape Revolution:Bring Your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence and Control

Darcy Eikenberg, ACC, helps high performance professionals accelerate their leadership in ways that work for their organizations and for themselves. With a practical, real-life perspective, and with over 20 years’ experience working with top companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting and State Farm, Darcy’s clients consistently grow to greater levels of clarity, confidence and control in their work and lives—all leading to better business results.

Before launching her own business, Darcy was a Principal at human resources consulting firm Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt), where she served on both the Southeast and the North American Consulting Leadership teams. In those roles, she was accountable for developing and retaining talent, building managers and teams, and growing a healthy bottom-line. She also designed and led a national managers’ forum to share best practices and extend front-line learning, and created an internal coaching program specifically targeted to high potential associates and high revenue teams managing complex customer relationships.

Darcy is a popular speaker on career and leadership issues, working with organizations such as the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC),  the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and the Risk Management Society (RIMS). She’s been quoted in the Harvard Business Review,, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Modesto Bee, and among others. Darcy is the past president of the Georgia Coach Association and earned her credentials through the International Coach Federation. She graduated from Northwestern University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She welcomes hearing from you and supporting your success.

In addition to her coaching work with executives and leaders, Darcy founded career and success site ias a way to help successful professionals at all levels discover their “superpowers” and make a bigger difference in the new world of work. Her book, Bring Your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence and Control is available on Amazon and You can download a free chapter and explore more free tips and tools at

Selisse Berry/Out and Equal at Work

Selisse Berry is Founding Executive Director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Under her leadership, the organization has grown significantly with dramatic increases in attendance at the annual Workplace Summit and the expansion of programs and global initiatives. Selisse is a frequent speaker on workplace equality and has spoken across the United States and abroad including recent presentations in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Hungary, the West Indies, and Mexico. Her most recent awards include the Outstanding Hero Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi; the Parks Award* in Rome, Italy; and the KQED Local Heroes Award** in San Francisco, California.  Selisse is the editor of Out & Equal at Work:  From Closet to Corner Office, Out & Equal’s new anthology of personal stories of executive trailblazers who have transformed the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Selisse’s clear and unwavering vision has been instrumental in creating an international organization whose philosophy reflects the importance of treating all colleagues in the workplace with respect and dignity. Since her first job as a guidance counselor, Selisse has continued her commitment to justice as a teacher and as a leader of several social service organizations prior to founding Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. She has master’s degrees in  education and theology from the University of Texas and San Francisco Theological Seminary respectively. Selisse and her wife, Cynthia Martin, were legally married in California in 2008.

Out and Equal at Work:

A major transformation is happening in today’s workplace. This groundbreaking anthology chronicles personal narratives from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied executive trailblazers who have conquered adversity and ushered in policies that  affirm and support the LGBT community in the workplace. Out & Equal at Work  profiles an advocacy organization located at the intersection of the private sector and the broader social movement: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, and its visionary Founding Executive Director, Selisse Berry

Fred Fields/How Short Hitting Bad Golfers Break 90 All the Time

Fred Fields a 6 handicap golfer, author of “How Short Hitting Bad Golfers Break 90 All the Time“, which teaches golf strategies to lower scores with your current swing.  Also teaches a simple, effective, easy to use swing which does not require a lot of practice to perfect.  Retired after 40 years as president of The Columbia Co., a property management firm that managed 2000 apartments in Greater Columbia SC Area. Teaches property management at Spartanburg Community College and at Midlands Technical College.

Every golfer, from Tiger Woods down, wants to improve his game. The problem is that almost none of them know how to do it, except to take a bunch of expensive lessons, most of which won’t work.

This book takes any golfer by the hand, and step-by-step, shows him what to do, how to do it, and WHY to do it.

Only 103 pages, it is written in plain, non-technical language, and is filled with jokes and stories to hold the reader’s interest.

The perfect gift for any golfer, it teaches how to hit the ball straight, how to putt better, and many other tips. But most important, it teaches basic strategies that will improve the golfer’s scores without changing his swing