Speakers

Dave Albin
Glass Walking Expert

Born: Hollywood, Calif

Grew up in: Long Beach, Calif

Dave’s passion for firewalking began in 1995 when he...

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Dave Albin
Glass Walking Expert

Born: Hollywood, Calif

Grew up in: Long Beach, Calif

Dave’s passion for firewalking began in 1995 when he attended his first Tony Robbins Seminar. Though he initially resisted the idea of walking on hot coals, with a temperature in excess of 1000 degrees with a little last minute encouragement he found himself on the celebration end of the fire-lane. With a crewmember telling him “ You did it, You did it, You do it”. It was at that exact moment that his love, passion and fascination for firewalking was born and would forever change his life. Later that year he began crewing for the Anthony Robbins Companies and began his career as a firewalk coach, trainer and facilitator was born. He joined Tony Robbins Security Team providing security for many of Tony’s VIP’s, Celebrities, Professional Athletes and special guests and became the Asst  Fire-Captain in 1997. In 2003 Mr Robbins ask Dave to take over his firewalks as Fire-Captain. After putting on hundreds of firewalks all over the world Dave retired from the Anthony Robbins Companies in February 2014 to go out on his own. Dave also put on several firewalks for T Harv Eker. Dave’s numbers are quite impressive as he and his team have walked over 250,000 people including setting a record in 2005 with 12,300 people. He and his team have walked many celebrities including names like Oprah and Usher, professional athletes and all walks of life including young children and his own who walked at the age of 6 and 9. Dave is one of the most experienced firewalking coaches and facilitators on earth. Dave is very clear that with great wisdom comes great responsibility and he takes his gift very seriously. I LOVE WHAT I DO, watching people change right before your eyes is something I will never stop wanting to be a part of. If you want to firewalk yourself or you want to put on a firewalk for your family, friends or company Dave is your guy. There is a reason that Tony Robbins put his faith and trust in Dave to facilitate his firewalks for 19+ years.

Willard Barth
Experiential/Inspirational Track – Anatomy of Transformation

International Speaker, Business Consultant, Coach and Trainer. Willard Barth has gone from a life of total destruction to...

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Willard Barth
Experiential/Inspirational Track – Anatomy of Transformation

International Speaker, Business Consultant, Coach and Trainer. Willard Barth has gone from a life of total destruction to being one of the leading consultants in his field. How? That’s what you will learn when you hear his presentation.

His system and book “The Anatomy of Transformation: 7 Phases to Personal and Professional Success” is the result of more than 26 years that he has spent working with and observing tens of thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies.

Willard Barth is the Founder of Willard Barth Enterprises. He has been involved in the field of human behavior, personal and professional development for over 25 years. He has been involved in the development of numerous businesses in various industries. In that time what he has discovered is that from small start ups to multi-national corporations, for a business to be successful they all follow a repetitive cycle which he labels “The Anatomy Of Transformation”. This cycle is actually a 7 Phase process that he has implemented in his consulting and coaching which has created DRAMATIC results for the people he has worked with. One company using this system increased their sales by 78% in one year. Another company that Willard’s team is working with became one of the 10 fastest growing companies in NJ for 2014, and one of the 2,000 fastest growing companies in the United States.

He is the creator of the website YourDailyLifeCoach.com, the host of the video series Self-Awareness 101 and the author of “The Warrior Sage: Sacred Scars” a life story in which he shares the journey and lessons have taken him from a life of mental, emotional, spiritual, physical and financial ruin to being one of the top trainers in his field.

Along with his accomplishments in the field of personal development, Willard has used these skills to his benefit in many other areas of his life.  He is also the founder of 3 successful companies including an entertainment company, a marketing company, as well as Willard Barth Enterprises.  A successful singer/songwriter, his first album “Coming Home” enjoyed International success with the first single “Wind Dancer” reaching 24 on the pop charts overseas.  He also performed regularly with the legendary Les Paul.  He was the Co-Founder and President of “The 7th Power” which is a New Jersey based Non-Profit organization promoting empowerment and charitable support to the community.  And currently sits on the boards of two other Non-Profits (LatinosNYC and The Fine to FAB Foundation).

Throughout his training career he has worked with hundreds of companies and thousands of people to get them explosive results in both their professional and personal lives.  His presentations are humorous, entertaining, powerful and get instant results.

Kevin Craig
Co-founder, GRIP Arabia

Kevin is a co-founder of GRIP Arabia and Craig Consultants based in the Kingdom of Bahrain focusing on...

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Kevin Craig
Co-founder, GRIP Arabia

Kevin is a co-founder of GRIP Arabia and Craig Consultants based in the Kingdom of Bahrain focusing on enabling organizations and individuals to realize their full potential and positively impact their desired results. His work results in shifting individuals, leaders and organizational cultures to one of responsibility, accountability, capability & sustainability.

Kevin held various leadership roles with a human and organisational development focus for large international blue chip companies for over a decade, He has worked with 1000’s of C-Level leaders and teams with international organisations.

Kevin has always enjoyed starting and running businesses, expanding his skills and experiences. His most recent venture, GRIP Arabia W.L.L. is testament to his passion about growing and connecting people to both head and heart, to live truly fulfilled. GRIP Arabia are implementers of the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) in the Middle East, a powerful system that takes a holistic self-sustaining approach to building a great company. They help entrepreneurs and business leaders get what they want from their business with a complete system of simple tools that are proven to drive business results.

Kevin is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), and faculty leader for the Coaches Training Institute; and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He is an active member of EO Bahrain Chapter and certified forum facilitator for both EO & YPO; and having served as Forum Director for MEPA Region, and the global leadership committee.

Kevin is a passionate outdoorsman – In the winter you will often find him camping Bedouin style in the desert with his local friends, and in the summer, scuba diving or possibly even skydiving!

Kevin has been living in the region for over 20 years and considers this his home, he lives in the Kingdom of Bahrain with his wife Khulood, who is also a professional certified coach and business partner.

Kevin has co-authored the book “Polar Bears and Penguins” with Susan Stevenson and Carl Gould: Proven strategies to transform even the most polarized organization into a unified, aligned and productive community. His passion exudes “Acculturation”, fostering a high performing culture where a diverse group of employees can thrive in any weather condition.

Kevin can be reached at Kevin@GRIPArabia.com. Visit his website at www.GRIPArabia.com

Keith Cunningham
Finance/Cashflow: Blueprint for an Insanely Successful Business

American entrepreneur, international speaker and Keith Cunningham is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on business mastery...

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Keith Cunningham
Finance/Cashflow: Blueprint for an Insanely Successful Business

American entrepreneur, international speaker and Keith Cunningham is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on business mastery. With more than 40 years of business and investing experience, Keith has taught critical business skills to thousands of top executives and entrepreneurs around the world.

Keith is an expert at helping business owners turn fledgling businesses into highly profitable companies with explosive growth. In Keith’s Business School for Entrepreneurs courses, he teaches detailed strategies you can implement even in today’s volatile economy.

Keith is the author of Keys to the Vault: Lessons from the Pros on Raising Money and Igniting Your Business. His newest book, The Ultimate Blueprint for an Insanely Successful Business, reveals Keith’s core business principles, including why “great operators get tired and how great business owners get rich.” Keith is a dynamic speaker with a sense of humor that will leave you equally as entertained as educated. He is the only speaker who appears with Tony Robbins at Robbins’ Wealth Mastery, Business Mastery and Platinum events.

A PROVEN TRACK RECORD
Keith has launched numerous companies, negotiated scores of million-dollar deals, and raised and structured hundreds of millions of dollars for his business ventures. He has been an active business owner for most of the last 40 years. He knows business and investing from every angle – from raising money for start-ups and refinancing, to operations, to evaluating businesses, to investing in businesses and the market.

Karl Gibbons
President. Problem Solver, Rainmaker, Third Eye Management

Karl is Chairman of the ESOA (Entrepreneur Society of America) and is Chairman of the Entrepreneurs Program for...

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Karl Gibbons
President. Problem Solver, Rainmaker, Third Eye Management

Karl is Chairman of the ESOA (Entrepreneur Society of America) and is Chairman of the Entrepreneurs Program for Collier County School Board. If all that at were not enough, he is also co-host of “Quit & Get Rich” – on G Team Radio, an internet business talk show every week and a blog called Fix It In 5 both of which are hosted on iHeart Radio.
This is how one of his clients described working with Karl: “I must confess to being a little apprehensive at first by his methods but realized very quickly that his approach and his company name are in total sync – Third Eye Management sees things from a different perspective! Karl is the Simon Cowell of business advisors. Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore him! He is astute, incisive, doesn’t pull his punches and is always right on the money!”
He’s been recognized many times for his achievements and Gulfshore Business magazine named him one of the Power Players and Influential Forces in the region’s business community.
In 2002 he made Naples his home and in August 2008 he became a US Citizen. When he’s not working he loves to fly hot air balloons, playing drums and collecting Beatles memorabilia and painting watercolors and he is now learning to play the piano and fly an airplane!.

Debbie Gordon
Unlocking the Power of Your Second in Command

Debbie Gordon is known for her ability to tell it like it is. As a speaker and expert...

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Debbie Gordon
Unlocking the Power of Your Second in Command

Debbie Gordon is known for her ability to tell it like it is. As a speaker and expert coach in Entrepreneurial Leadership Behavior, Debbie helps entrepreneurs achieve the freedom that they longed for when they started their businesses. In collaboration with Larry Linne, and based on the book “Make the Noise Go Away”, Debbie developed and leads the Master Key Executive Program which successfully helps entrepreneurs get back to doing what they do best, and become happier, while their companies continue to flourish.
As a successful an innovative entrepreneur, Debbie has years of experiences to share. Before selling to a private equity group, Debbie was founder and CEO of S3 Asset Management, which combined e-Waste Recycling and Secure Data Destruction services to solve one of the most overlooked cyber-security problems in the world. Prior to that, Debbie founded and was CEO of Snappy Auctions™ which she quickly grew from a simple idea to an international franchise network of brick and mortar online consignment stores with locations across the US and Japan. With no investors, she started with $10,000 cash and grew the company to $18,000,000 in sales within three years through franchising and licensing.
Debbie is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Her business success has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Investor’s Business Daily, CNN, Entrepreneur magazine, and The New York Times. Debbie frequently speaks on various elements of entrepreneurship, sharing her experiences. She enjoys mentoring budding entrepreneurs and serves on various start-up advisory boards. Debbie has been an active member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) since 2005 and has served as Chapter President and on the Regional Council.

Martina Hopkins
Senior Director, Major Accounts, Oasis Outsourcing

Martina Hopkins joined Oasis Outsourcing in 2011 as Senior Director of Client Services after a 27-year career with...

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Martina Hopkins
Senior Director, Major Accounts, Oasis Outsourcing

Martina Hopkins joined Oasis Outsourcing in 2011 as Senior Director of Client Services after a 27-year career with American Express. During her tenure at American Express, Martina worked with CFOs of both domestic and international airlines, including Delta, US Airways and Lufthansa to optimize their back office operations.  She led Smart-Shoring and Offshoring initiatives that included establishing processing centers in India and the Philippines.

Oasis Outsourcing, the nation’s largest privately held Professional Employer Organization (PEO), brings value to businesses in the areas of Human Resources, Payroll Administration, Employee Benefits Administration and Risk Management. Oasis’ subject matter expertise and administrative services allow clients to focus on their core business while knowing they have a strong partner to guide them through HR-related matters. Martina currently oversees the service and retention of clients in the South Florida Region.

Martina holds a Master of Science in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  Martina achieved her PHR certification in 2009 and is also SHRM-CP certified.  She has held a variety of leadership roles in the South Florida area including Chairwoman, Young at Art Children’s Museum and Chairwoman, Academy of Travel and Tourism, Broward County.

 

Corey Kupfer
Mastering Negotiation

Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, dealmaker and business consultant with more than 30 years of professional negotiating...

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Corey Kupfer
Mastering Negotiation
Author

Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, dealmaker and business consultant with more than 30 years of professional negotiating experience as a successful entrepreneur, and attorney. The founder and president of Authentic Enterprises, LLC and the Authentic Business Academy, Kupfer is dedicated to inspiring authenticity in business through speaking, training and consulting on topics such as authentic negotiating, authentic deal-making, building authentic business relationships, and authentic conversations about difference.

In his new best-selling book, Authentic Negotiating: Clarity, Detachment & Equilibrium – The Three Keys to True Negotiating Success & How to Achieve Them (February 2017), Kupfer draws on decades of experience effectively negotiating business deals and disputes to reveal the real, internal work it takes to become a truly great negotiator.

Kupfer holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and runs his own Manhattan-based firm, Kupfer & Associates, PLLC, where he applies his passion for negotiating and deal-making to advance clients’ business interests. He previously practiced law at Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson, working primarily on public offerings, private placements and leveraging buyout transactions, and labor and employment law. Kupfer also has extensive experience in corporate and real estate matters from his work at Herrick, Feinstein LLP and in the registered investment advisor space as a Partner at Hamburger Law Firm. In 2011, he won both the General Corporate Law and Attorney of the Year awards at New York Enterprise Report’s Best Accountants and Attorneys for Growing Business Awards.

A passionate advocate and leader in the entrepreneurial space, Kupfer has been member of the New York Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization since 2008, serving as a board member from 2010 – 2015 including two terms as chapter president. He is a professional member of the National Speakers’ Association and an in-demand speaker at conferences nationwide, where he tackles issues such as corporate structuring, entity and platform design, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, visioning and planning, employee attraction and retention vehicles, and succession planning and implementation – in addition to his focus on authenticity in business relationships, deals and negotiations. Kupfer has also been a keynote and breakout speaker and facilitated workshops for companies and organizations such as Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Fidelity Institution Wealth Services, AICPA, New York State Bar Association, Move The Crowd, Citibank, Schwab Advisor Services, NYC Fast Trac, New Venture Class and Social Venture Network.

Kupfer has appeared in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investment News, FinancialPlanning.com, WealthManagement.com, New York Daily News and DailyWorth.com. Some of his high-profile clients include bestselling business author David Bach and Ajay Gupta, financial advisor to Tony Robbins.

Active with many nonprofit and public-interest organizations, Kupfer sat on the board of directors of Coro New York Leadership Center, an organization that trains future leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and was a co-founder and member of the board of directors of 1+1+1=ONE, an organization committed to using art and civic dialogue for positive social change in race relations and young women’s empowerment. For many years, he was a leader in the New York community for The Hunger Project, an organization empowering people to end their own hunger. In addition, Kupfer often provides pro-bono legal services to many other organizations.

Kupfer lives with his wife in Oradell, N.J., and has offices in New York City and Marina del Rey, Calif. Visit www.coreykupfer.com for more information.

Andy Lark
Chief Marketing and Business Officer, Xero

Andy is the CMO of Xero – named Australia’s most innovative company, the world’s fastest growing SaaS Company...

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Andy Lark
Chief Marketing and Business Officer, Xero

Andy is the CMO of Xero – named Australia’s most innovative company, the world’s fastest growing SaaS Company and leader in online accounting. He also chairs Group Lark – an accelerant for digital and brand transformations.

For the past two decades, Andy Lark has worked alongside CEOs and their leadership teams to define – and then attain – digital and brand greatness for their institutions. These include Air New Zealand, Brocade, Commonwealth Bank, Coles, Dell, Emirates Team New Zealand, IBM, Simplot, Southwest Airlines, Sun, The New Zealand Government, and Visa. He has built some of the world’s most successful e-commerce sites; online communities and applications for smartphones.

Prior to joining Xero he was Chief Marketing and Online Officer for Australia’s leading financial institution, the Commonwealth Bank. There he launched the worlds most successful eWallet for smartphones and Facebook — and, ushered in “Can” – one of Australia’s largest brand campaigns, reaffirming his credentials as a global brand leader.

He is a non-executive director of Mighty River Power, SLI Systems, Fronde and Number 8 Ventures – New Zealand’s leading technology venture capital firm. He and invests in and advises numerous start-ups and technology leaders including Simple, Flamingo, Marketshare and Marketo – US-based leaders in marketing automation technologies.

He is a passionate supporter of NZ and Australian entrepreneurs where his work was recognized with the NZ Government’s prestigious World class New Zealander Award — and most recently, the Flying Kiwi Award on behalf of the NZ Hi-tech sector.

When he is not immersed in work, he is a competitive sailor, a very non-competitive cyclist, and writer. He has won over 100 awards for work in building brands and creating online capabilities. His Blog – thedailylark — is in the Top 100 ranked marketing blogs globally. He is a frequent keynote speaker at events and regular columnist for AdNews.

Erica Nicole
Founder and CEO YFS Magazine

Hailed by Visa Business as an entrepreneurship thought leader, Erica Nicole is the founder and CEO of YFS...

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Erica Nicole
Founder and CEO YFS Magazine

Hailed by Visa Business as an entrepreneurship thought leader, Erica Nicole is the founder and CEO of YFS Magazine — the definitive digital magazine for startups, small business and entrepreneurship culture. Along the way she became a global keynote speaker, brand ambassador, columnist and startup advisor.

Erica Nicole is recognized as one of “15 Female Entrepreneurs To Watch” by Entrepreneur Magazine, one of “5 Female Entrepreneurs Who Changed The Business Game in 2015” by ELITE DAILY, one of “5 Unstoppable Female Entrepreneurs Making Their Dents on the World” by Entrepreneur Magazine and honored as one of “15 Female Entrepreneurs Who Have Left Their Mark on America” by The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.

She has delivered keynote presentations on Women in Leadership and small business-related topics at the prestigious Ivy League university, Cornell, UT-Knoxville, Istanbul TALKS, Visa Global Payments Forum and more. She regularly consults with Fortune 500 companies on the Voice of the Small Business Owner and has collaborated with some of the world’s most trusted brands including Virgin America, Google, Sage, RushCard and more.

Erica Nicole and her work, has been featured or mentioned in national media outlets including Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Ebony Magazine, FOX Business, MSN Business on Main, MSNBC Your Business, The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Supplier Diversity Review, American Express OPEN Forum, Business Insider, AllBusiness.com, Mashable, AOL.com, Slate Magazine, and more. Connect with @YFSEricaNicole on Twitter. To learn more visit ericanicole.com.

Jim Sheils
CEO, Family Board Meetings

Jim Sheils is known as the “Crazy Glue” for entrepreneur families. His popular “Board Meeting” strategy...

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Jim Sheils
CEO, Family Board Meetings

Jim Sheils is known as the “Crazy Glue” for entrepreneur families. His popular “Board Meeting” strategy and other simple frameworks are helping thousands of business leaders worldwide reconnect where it counts most: at home.

His firm, Family Board Meetings, LLC specializes in retreats, workshops, and private consulting for entrepreneurs looking to strengthen their family lives while still succeeding in business. Jim’s ability to build immediate trust and create consistent results for his clients (and their children) has given him the opportunity to work with top organizations around the world including EO, YPO, Gathering of Titans, Mastermind Talks, Harvard University and several top companies including Advisors Excel, Keller Williams and more.

Through his work with entrepreneur families over the years, ,Jim has also become a leader in the movement to improve the education system for our children. Sharing his own family’s journey into alternative education and the creation of his “Education Matrix”, Jim shows parents how to get involved in their children’s education without feeling overwhelmed and to ensure their kids are receiving the most important lessons rarely taught in school.

In addtion to Family Board Meetings, LLC Jim owns a private real estate investment company that has done over $200 Million in transactions. He is also the author of the #1 parenting book “The Family Board Meeting”.

Jim is an avid surfer and enjoys traveling with family and friends, especially his beautiful wife Jamie and their four children Alden, Leland, Maggie and Sammy. Jim’s greatest adventure to date: donating a kidney to the greatest guy on the planet, his father.

Susan Stevenson
Co-founder, GRIP ARABIA

Susan is a co-founder of GRIP Arabia, a company based in the Kingdom of Bahrain focusing on enabling...

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Susan Stevenson
Co-founder, GRIP ARABIA

Susan is a co-founder of GRIP Arabia, a company based in the Kingdom of Bahrain focusing on enabling organizations and individuals to realize their full potential and positively impact their desired business results.  She is also an International Professional Implementer of The Entrepreneurial Operating System, helping SME’s get what they want out of their businesses.  EOS combines timeless business principles with a set of simple, practical, real-world tools to help entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses.

Susan is an experienced senior level executive with over 20 years experience in a multicultural professional environment.  She has worked in the Middle East, Europe, North America, United Mexican States, Bermuda and Barbados for international hotel companies, 4-5 star restaurants, golf resorts, retail, financial, aviation, logistics, and telecoms sectors.  Her passion of developing people and organizations has enabled her to focus on being a catalyst to changes that deliver outstanding results and sustainability.

Susan has coauthored the book “Polar Bears and Penguins” with Kevin Craig and Carl Gould:  Proven strategies to transform even the most polarized organization into a unified, aligned and productive community.  Her passion exudes “Acculturation”, fostering a high performing culture where a diverse group of employees can thrive in any weather condition.

Susan graduated in Business Administration from her hometown university in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Susan is a professional trained Co-Active Coach with Coaches Training Institute and is has been living in the Middle East for the last 12 years with her husband Larry and their five dogs.

Susan can be reached at susan@griparabia.com .  Visit her website at www.GRIPArabia.com