Erik Qualman is a bestselling author of books about Innovation and Digital Transformation and a sought-after motivational speaker. He was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Erik is the founder and owner of Equalman Studios, a company that produces award-winning movies for Fortune 1000 companies, small businesses, and nonprofits.
Doug Crowe is an accomplished author, speaker, and media insider. He has written several bestselling books and has contributed to the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance, the Seattle Times. Crowe through his company Real Best Sellers helps create bestselling authors tell their story, syndicate it to over 500+ news outlets, and become ‘slightly’ famous.
Danny Gregory is a bestselling author and self-taught artist. He is the founder of Sketchbook Skool, a video-based art school designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling. Through his books and in the large online communities he oversees, Gregory has shown tens of thousands of people how to ignite their inner artists, embrace their creativity and tell the stories of their lives
Janet Hardy is an author, editor, publisher, book designer, and public speaker. In her 30+ years in the industry, she has written 11 books about relationships and sexuality and has published more than a hundred. Hardy has traveled the world as a speaker and educator on topics ranging from ethical multi-partner relationships to erotic spanking and beyond.
Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author, historian, conservative commentator, and former adviser to two American Presidents. He has written several books and his latest one is Inside Trump’s White House: The Real Story of His Presidency. Wead also served as special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.
Debbie Young is the author of warm, witty, feel-good fiction that includes the Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries and the St Bride’s School series, the first of which was shortlisted for the 2020 Bookbrunch Selfies Award for best independently-published fiction in the UK. She is UK Ambassador and Special Projects Advisor for the global nonprofit organisation, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and for eight years she edited their self-publishing advice blog. An influential figure on the international stage of the self-publishing movement and a frequent speaker and competition judge at literary events, Young is also very much involved in the life of her local community, a small village in the beautiful English Cotswolds region, where writes in a hut at the bottom of her garden.
Douglas Kruger is an award-winning international speaker and business author. He is the author of 6 business books, including the highly acclaimed Own Your Industry – How to Position Yourself as an Expert, with Penguin Random House. Kruger helps clients to build their brand, to out-pace competitors through innovation, and to position themselves as an industry leader.