Tom Asacker

Tom Asacker is an author, teacher, and innovator. He has been teaching and inspiring organizations and entrepreneurs for over 20 years with unique educational offerings, advisory services, and one-of-a-kind keynote presentations. Tom is the author of The Business of Belief, Opportunity Screams, A Little Less Conversation,and A Clear Eye for Branding, groundbreaking books that redefine business and communication for the new age of abundance. His latest book Your Brain on Story is now available.

Alberto Silveira

Alberto Silveira is an experienced executive and thought leader with a passion for developing high-performance, distributed teams. He leads a balanced life that also allows time for sailing as well as being with his family. Currently serving as Chief Technology Officer at LawnStarter, he recently shared his thoughts about work and the future of business in his new book, Building, and Managing High-Performance Distributed Teams, published by Apress.

Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, author, and scriptwriter who writes for children as well as adults. She is a New York Times bestselling author who has written over 20 books. Sy’s most popular book is The Good Good Pig, the bestselling memoir of life with her pig, Christopher Hogwood.

Stephanie Caudle

Stephanie Caudle is a publicist, ghostwriter, and D&I agency CEO. She is a results-driven Writer & Public Relations professional with over 10 years of experience in SEO, search engine marketing, media relations, & outreach, social media marketing, content writing, content marketing strategy, and consulting. Stephanie is the Founder of Black Girl Group, an online freelance marketplace that connects African American women freelance creatives to companies seeking to create innovative and engaging content for African American audiences.

Matthew Farrell

Matthew Farrell is a reputed author of thriller, suspense, and mystery novels. His books are popular worldwide and are described to have a rich cast of characters, intriguing storylines, wonderful settings, and exciting plots. Farrell is popularly known for writing the novels I Know Everything and What Have You Done.

Sonia Faruqi

Sonia Faruqi is the author of two books for adults: Project Animal Farm (2015), a work of investigative journalism about food and animal welfare, and The Oyster Thief (2018), a science fantasy novel featuring an underwater world. Her first book was a finalist for three awards and her second book was on The Globe and Mail’s list of best books of the year. Her work has been endorsed by Jodi Picoult and Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee.

Michael Gurian

Dr. Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-two books published in twenty-three languages. He is a social philosopher who has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. Dr. Michael is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Gurian Institute, a company that conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs, and trains professionals.

Jonathan Pitts

Jonathan Pitts is an author, speaker, and executive pastor at Church of the City in Franklin, Tennessee. He previously served as the executive director at the Urban Alternative, the national ministry of Dr. Tony Evans. Jonathan has co-authored two books alongside his late wife, Wynter Pitts, the founder of FOR GIRLS LIKE YOU Magazine.