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  • Why You Should Care About Birthdays

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    Michael Frankel is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on business to consumer (B2C) companies.  His companies focus on driving acquisition, both on a local and national level in a way that simultaneously acquires new customers, increases spend from existing customers, and grows brand loyalty.  His most recent endeavor, HULEDET, enables companies to reach out to consumers around their birthday and other personal milestones, enabling these companies to acquire not just a customer, but a brand loyalist.

  • Suttle Shifts to Reaching your Goals with Marilyn Suttle

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    There's a better way to reach your big goals. It’s simple, scientific, and measurable. I’ve used it to become a best-selling author, blogger/program host for international brands, a popular speaker on international stages, Mastermind leader, and coach to people like you, who want giant breakthroughs without sacrificing your quality of life.
    The results best-selling author and speaker Marilyn Suttle get for audiences, clients, and businesses are made up of a series of small shifts that catapult you to breakthrough success. She calls these Suttle Shifts.  http://www.marilynsuttle.com
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  • Desperation to Inspiration with Geoff Nicholson

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    “The Instigator of Success”Geoff is the founder of GN Coaching and the creator of Stress IQ an evolutionary system that combines stress management with success and life coaching strategies. His concept assists you in achieving your goals and creating a better integration with your work and lifestyle. www.geoffnicholson.co.uk

  • Taking Back Control of the Workday from Your Email

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    My guest will be Stephanie Shalofsky, founder of The Organizing Zone.  Stephanie brings to her work the discipline, professionalism and project management skills that comes from years of corporate employment, where she managed teams and budgets of $2.5 million.  She combines that with her organizing credentials, which includes membership in the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and training as a Certified Productive Environment Specialist, and her non-judgmental and empathetic style to create functional and organized workspaces for clients.  Stephanie works with solopreneurs in their home offices and companies with up to 25 employees to gain control over their work environment, improving productivity and profits. Her clients find that going from disorganized to organized also clears the mind, allowing them to focus better on work, accomplish more in less time and freeing them to do the things that are most important. 

  • The State of the Manhattan Residential Real Estate Market

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    My guest will be Eric Mendelsohn. 
    Eric is an Associate Broker at Warburg Realty and has been a part of over 200 real estate transactions. Having leased and sold apartments numerous times, Eric understands the importance of having a very knowledgeable agent on your side. Honest, reliable, personable and patient, Eric finds enjoyment in his career by offering clients the best possible customer service with a tireless work ethic and legendary knowledge of the market.
    Knowledge is power in the real estate industry and he has become an expert in helping his clients make educated and appropriate decisions. He has an outstanding reputation for providing his real estate clients with exceptional responsive service. Many apartment owners and landlords rely upon his sharp knowledge of the market plus negotiating expertise and innovative marketing to sell or rent their homes quickly at the best price.
    After spending five and a half years at a major investment bank where he held positions in client valuations, financial analysis and project management, Eric had a seamless transition to Residential Real Estate.
    Eric is a native New Yorker who holds a BA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Emory University.

  • How to Prepare the Next Generation of Leaders for Your Business

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    With a background in business psychology, Sarah Tennyson has coached and facilitated workshops with over 10,000 people in 20 different countries.  Her clients range from graduate to C-level across financial services, professional services, technology, corporate and non-profit sectors.
    Sarah holds an MSc Occupational Psychology and a BSc (Hons) Psychology. She is accredited to use a number of psychometric assessments and holds the British Psychological Society Qualified Test User Occupational Ability and Personality certificates.
    Sarah has written for the UK’s leading training journal and regularly publishes articles on current hot topics such as accelerating the development of future leaders, building high performing virtual teams, and managing generational differences.
    Prior to founding her own talent development practice, Sarah was Senior Director at Moody’s Analytics where she led a global team of talent development consultants. She co-chaired Moody’s UK women’s network and played an active part in promoting gender diversity within the company. Sarah began her career with ENB Consulting, a UK-based firm providing training for banks worldwide.
    Sarah volunteers for the ATD NYC Chapter as a Board Member and is an active member of SIOP and SHRM.   

  • The Importance of a Discovery Process for a Successful Marketing Campaign

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    Taylor Trusty is the Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Media. Since the company’s inception, Taylor has been the guiding force that drives the team to continue cranking out the best web and digital marketing solutions around.
    Under his leadership, Blackstone has blossomed from a 3-person operation to a team of 15+, and still growing. Taylor challenges his team to not only use the latest and greatest cutting-edge tools and technologies; he encourages them to create them, and make them better…and better. The firm’s thirst for perfection starts with the ever-optimist Taylor who is always on the lookout for what is possible, what impossibilities can be conquered. The genuine excitement that he instills is palpable when you step into the Blackstone office.
    With deep knowledge of coding and web development, Taylor is able to understand all of the working parts of each project, and is able to speak to clients about both the technical and logical aspects of Blackstone’s proposed solutions. He has a unique ability to see the big picture and understand the business issues at play, providing clients with solutions and advisory services that go well beyond a website.
    Taylor’s background is anything but traditional. A self-proclaimed computer nerd, Taylor was working as a computer programmer by age 15. By 17, he was the head of customer service and webmaster for a sports memorabilia ecommerce company. By 20, Taylor had started and sold his shares of an upstart sports collectibles company before founding a new web design/development agency, Blackstone Media.
    Taylor has been at the helm at Blackstone since 2006.

  • Communication IS a Leadership Skill

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    Mark Hofmaier is a Sales Performance, business coach.  He currently works with IT and technical professionals who are managers or product developers, to enhance and improve their management skills, specifically in the presentation and communications arenas.  Additionally, he continues to work with sales professionals to increase their productivity, and improve time management - in other words, make more money in less time.  Mark has a performer's background, extensive experience public speaking and training large audiences of sales consultants.  He incorporates his coach training in Energy Leadership in all his work.

  • Event Fundraising: The Wall Street Run and Heart Walk

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    Daniel Stermer is a non-profit professional focusing primarily on event-based development for the American Heart and Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in New York City.  Daniel has over five years of experience working in the non-profit sector throughout the tri-state area, with an emphasis on building relationships with companies in order to achieve shared goals of awareness and fundraising, brand recognition, employee engagement, and interactive networking across different markets.  The AHA/ASA’s mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, New York City’s #1 and #5 most frequent causes of death.  The NYC chapter works with over 150 companies, including top financial institutions, hospitals, and professional service firms.  There are countless opportunities to get involved in their life-saving mission, either from a personal or professional standpoint.

  • The Department of Labor’s New Rules and Your Business’s Retirement Plan

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    Russell Rivera, CFA, is the founder and President of Voice Wealth Management.  He attended Harvard University where he was granted his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.  After college, Russell joined Goldman Sachs & Co., where he worked through several of the firm’s trading areas including bonds, options, and equity trading before joining the ETF Specialist Group.  While in that group, he helped develop the first fixed income, silver, and leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs).  Additionally, he functioned as the specialist in the S&P 500 ETF, SPY, trading millions of shares each day.  After leaving Goldman Sachs, Russell briefly joined the Stern Group at Merrill Lynch, a wealth management team specializing in hedge strategies for customer portfolios.  Before founding Voice Wealth Management, Russell worked at The Abernathy Group II, LP as Head Trader and Market Strategist for the institutional brokerage, hedge fund, and family office units.  Among his responsibilities, he sought tactical trading opportunities for the firm’s hedge fund and institutional clients as well as helping the family office develop and update models on asset allocation for family office clients.  Russell became a CFA Charterholder in 2007.  Voice Wealth Management was founded in 2013 with the aim of helping individuals and families simplify their financial lives.

  • Mindfulness Meditation and How it Can Help You

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    Jim Posner launched The Mindful Advantage in 2015 to help busy professionals decrease stress, increase focus and improve productivity. 
    He has been practicing Mindfulness Meditation for over 10 years. Prior to starting The Mindful Advantage he worked as a commercial real estate executive, owned and sold a successful construction company, and held high stress jobs on Wall Street. 
    In an effort to find his own work/life/family balance while juggling a demanding career, he began studying Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation (MBSR). MBSR helped him so much that he felt compelled to teach others how to master and apply these techniques to enhance their own work/life/family balance.  Jim earned a BA in Government at Cornell University, class of ‘91, completed the Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Professionals at Jefferson Myrna-Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, and also completed the Mindful Schools Curriculum Teaching Qualification Program.  He recently guided a meditation session on Capitol Hill as a guest of Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan.

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