During the course of our 3-day training program, we’ll deliver a sequenced blueprint for launching or growing any business, and creating sustaining wealth in your life by better leveraging your talents, your ideas and connections in collaborative and enlightening ways to magnificently serve others while transforming into a more powerful and enlightened leader within your organization and community.

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Maria Simone– Your host

Living with passion and purpose; business makeovers; strategies for starting, growing and thriving; creative funding; collaborative and joint venture marketing.

Maria Simone is a Transformational Business & Funding Strategist, speaker, author and  a voice for Enlightened Capitalism. She has mentored countless business owners with systems, structure, funding and sharing their talents with the world. Maria firmly believes that when starting and growing a business, WHO we become along the way is just as important as the profits created. She has an amazing ability to teach the principles and distinctions of abundance and prosperity in such a way that they are easy to understand and easy to apply in our lives.

After retiring in 1999 from a successful career as a licensed Pharmacist in a management role with a Fortune 500 healthcare company, Maria went on to re-invent her life and create greater success as an Entrepreneur. She started businesses in fashion, professional services, real estate investing and technology. Maria grew her first retail business from a single location into a chain of successful stores and multiplied her income over 1000% in her first two years before selling it. She has raised over $10 million in funding for multiple projects and has created millions in revenue for herself and her clients.

She is the author of “Passion To Prosperity: Instant Ways To Profit From Your Skills and Talents” and has been featured in Success Magazine and has made appearances on ABC and Fox TV. Maria is the Creator of Intentional Prosperity Business Funding System and the 7-Step Enlightened Business Building Blueprint. She also produces the acclaimed Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit.

We’ve invited a few remarkable people to share their expertise, experiences and resources with you!

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Marianne Williamson

Enlightenment, Love, Forgiveness and Creating Anew

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Bestsellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Bestsellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne’s newest book, A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections was released in December 2013. Marianne’s other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change and The Law of Divine Compensation.

She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also founded the Department of Peace Campaign, a grass roots campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace.

In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, “Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity.”

Marianne is a candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives from California’s 33rd District.

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Marcia Martin

Transformation from the inside out; success with compelling speaking and communicating strategies; CEO presence and leadership

Marcia Martin is an internationally renowned Executive and Life Coach, Transformational Trainer, and Motivational Speaker. She was one of the original pioneers of the Human Potential Movement, and was an original founding members and the Vice President of est (now known as Landmark Forum) and has personally trained over 250,000 people in public and corporate markets. Marcia designed and facilitates the Power of Speaking Seminar, a 3 day interactive training program. She is internationally renowned for her expertise in training trainers and coaches, and in teaching people to be effective and powerful in front of the room as a public speaker. In the corporate world, she specializes in training senior executives in championship team performance, and transformational leadership. Marcia’s corporate clients include Capital One, Inter-Continental Hotels, Warner Bros., BBDO Worldwide, Hospital Corp of America (HCA), Brown-Forman, McCain Foods, The DANONE Group, Evian Water and Hard Rock Hotels.

Knighted in November of 2011 for her humanitarian work in the world by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Dame Marcia is committed to creating socially responsible communities, organizational cultures of collaboration and self-empowerment, and self-realized individuals.

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Ron Edgar

Authentic sales strategies; success principles; systems and structure

Let’s face it “Sales” gets a bad rap! No one wants to be hounded by a overzealous sales person, yet everyone may need what is being offered… so how do you connect the right person with the right product?

That sweet spot is where Ron Edgar operates. A sale is simply a transfer of emotion. When two people connect, share ideas, opinions and become emotionally engaged, magic happens… sales happen! Ron Edgar has helped thousands of people find their perfect match for the next step in their personal and professional development in his 20+ years of customer experience.

During his diverse career, Ron has worked with and designed sales training programs for top companies in both the corporate and private sectors including; Peak Potentials Training, Mark Victor Hansen & Associates, Tom Black SMB Training, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Bell and Rogers. In working with these companies, he has driven the importance of relationship selling, setting new sales records along the way.

Whether he is sitting with you one on one or developing the sales strategy for your company, the focus is always the same: Create an initial experience based on the needs of the client, that begins a long term, and mutually beneficial relationship.

“We need to understand that when you have a product or service that someone needs, the only way they gain exposure to it is through selling. For sales growth to occur within an organization there needs to be an emotional shift and an authentic connection with the client. When you believe in your product, you owe it to your clients to give them the best opportunity to gain access to that service, or they may miss out on a life changing opportunity! That’s sales… that’s life…”

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Burke Franklin

The Power of Vision, Planning and Building Your Platform

Burke Franklin is the Creator and CEO of JIAN (jee’-on), and the inventor of award wining BizPlanBuilder software which has sold more than 2,000,000 copies worldwide as well as MarketingBuilder, PubliciyBuilder and  many other JIAN products. He has continuously led JIAN since 1988. Under his leadership, JIAN has historically funded business development internally through profits, with ongoing product line expansion and entry into new markets.

Burke graduated from the University of California in 1979 with a degree in business, plus a minor in electrical engineering—while there he started “The Auto Exchange,” a do-it-yourself used car business he ran from his apartment. He took his first corporate job as a field sales rep for Texas Instruments selling electronic components in Orange County, CA. Besides working in sales and management for mostly high-tech companies, he was a leading sales rep for CPT (word-processors) in Silicon Valley, CA. Burke’s career also includes a position as the Electronics Buyer and a copywriter for the Sharper Image Catalog in San Francisco, CA. Just prior to founding JIAN, Mr. Franklin worked independently as a marketing expert under “Tools For Sales.”

Burke’s management & marketing experience spans 37+ years and he has used that to build a significant offline and online presence and following. With an extensive background in sales, marketing and management, Burke brings a very practical approach to everything he does. In 1995 Burke was elected to the White House Conference on Small Business and in 1996 he was nominated for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.”

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Susan Hyatt

Grow Your Business With Strategies For Good  

Susan Hyatt is the founder and CEO of CORE THOUGHT, a private consulting and training company that provides companies with ideas and tools for actively managing their community impacts and giving strategies. She is the four-time award winning author of Strategy for Good: Business Giving Strategies for the 21st Century.

Leveraging 20 years of experience in corporate social responsibility, business philanthropy, organizational development, and nonprofit resource development and partnerships, Sue helps clients transform their good intentions into real impact in their communities and on their bottom line. Her clients have included CARE, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Pathfinder International, Heifer International, the US Agency for International Development, and dozens of businesses and local, state, and national agencies.

Sue specializes in corporate community engagement and social program development,and social impact metrics. She also conducts community involvement audits, facilitates strategic planning to integrate community and business goals, and designs unique all-win community involvement initiatives. She loves clients who are motivated by the business value created by social responsibility and are committed to Doing Good AND Doing Well.

Sue has worked extensively with nonprofit organizations and government agencies running national service programs (AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA, NCCC, Learn and Serve America, and Senior Corps – Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for sixteen years providing consulting, facilitation, curriculum design, and training. She has also served as the training and technical assistance manager for governor-appointed state service commissions in a nine-state region tasked with overseeing AmeriCorps programming and promoting cross-sector collaboration using service as a strategy to address local issues. She has created state and national nonprofit training programs for nonprofit and agency staff and board members on topics such as leadership, board development, performance measurement and program evaluation, and strategic public-private and tri-sector partnerships.

Sue holds a Master’s degree in Community/Public Health Nutrition with a specialization in international development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She completed her PhD work in Sociology at Colorado State University in social change and organization development. She was a Fulbright Scholar to the Sociology Department at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and an AAAS Science, Engineering and Diplomacy Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. She is also a certified professional effectiveness coach. Sue lives in Denver, Colorado and proudly drives a Prius.

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Jessica Blotter

Becoming “Publicly Loved” by telling your story, BRAND messaging, knowing your core values, what the media is looking for

Jessica Blotter, M.A.Ed., has 10 years of experience in the advertising and magazine publishing industry and is Principal of Publicly Loved – a brand development group at the heart of brands, causes and events. She is also the Co-Founder of Kind Traveler, a new travel planning platform that empowers people to “do good” every time they travel. As a published writer, Blotter is a contributor to Fast Company and authors two columns with CBS Los Angeles and Examiner covering travel and charitable events.

Through her published works, Blotter has advocated for more than 10 charitable organizations ranging from animal welfare to public benefit including The Humane Society of the U.S., Much Love Animal Rescue, Best Friends Animal Society, Gentle Barn, Mercy for Animals, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA.

As a former associate magazine publisher and director of sales, she has directed a variety of national and local niche publications to include two start-up companies – 944 Magazine San Diego and 944 Magazine Los Angeles – to established national industry leaders: 35-year veteran, Volleyball Magazine, women’s surf and fashion publication, FOAM Magazine, and travel/golf publication, Fairways & Greens Magazine.

Blotter’s career began as a high school earth science teacher with the University of California San Diego’s Preuss School – named by Newsweek as the “nation’s top miracle school”. Before her start as a teacher, Blotter received a Master of Art in Education degree from Ottawa University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Arizona State University.

As a proud vegan and mother of five rescue animals, Blotter practices yoga and ballet when she’s not working with Publicly Loved clients.

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Rafael Bejarano

Vibrational Music and Ritual for Personal Empowerment: Open Your Heart, Let Energy Flow In Your Life 

Rafael Bejarano is considered a Master Sound Healer of our time. His skill in the interpretation of indigenous instruments and depth of meaning behind it has led him to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City and participate in events pwith world class musicians, spiritual luminaries and world leaders such as Carlos Santana, DJ Paul Van Dyk, Luccianno Pavarotti, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson to name a few. His close relationship with the Gandhi family has allowed him to attend and perform in exclusive circles with members of the UN, the parliament and royalty.

His shamanic path began in July 1991 after a profound spiritual experience that lead him to leave his studies in computer systems and began his training in indigenous healing and transformational psychology.

Presently he has developed a coaching practice where he weaves his 23 years of experience in shamanism, sound healing and the creation of right of passage environments to assist individuals in actualizing their potential. His clientele include philanthropists, global activists, professional athletes, lawyers, teachers, master coaches and moms.

The heart of his work is to create environments to assist us to embody the power of our authentic self. Love, as a living dynamic force that has the power to transform our lives and our world around us, his approach is filled with humor and depth acting as a conduit to unforgettable experiences of inspiration and transformation.

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Lisa Schneiderman

Publicity strategies that get the media to fall in love with you, messaging your mission 

Lisa Schneiderman is an entertainment/cause-related publicist whose niche is evoking social change through positive messaging. She is also an internationally acclaimed branding expert, speaker, trendsetter and visionary. She began representing best-selling authors in 1994. Since 1998, her boutique agency Schneiderman Public Relations has managed social and humanitarian causes and large-scale celebrity events. She has built the careers and re-branded some of the world’s most affluent social change agents. Many national media spots have been booked by her, including two clients on Oprah. She has publicized many leading influencers including Dr. Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Jean Houston, Gail Sheehy, Wayne Dyer and music stars such as Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Billy Idol, Tone Loc, L. L. Cool Jay, Young MC and Kelly Clarkson. Her VIP-room experience includes celebrities such as Halle Barry, Oprah, Diana Ross, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Pierce Brosnan and many more. She has managed red carpets with Courteney Cox, Marla Maples, Carol Channing; Fox’s GLEE cast; ABC’s Family’s Lincoln Heights and more.

Lisa’s clients have included Vanity Fair Pre-Golden Globe Party; Nike; Clear Channel; NY Times best-selling author, Neale Donald Walsch and Dr. Judith Orloff. She is the Founder of Revolution YES (youth engaged in service), a project that inspires the youth of the next generation of leaders. She is also the Host of The Legacy Show, where celebrities and philanthropists share how they make a difference in the world through positive change.