Rank #1: Dr. Lois Frankel
Dr. Lois P. Frankel, President of Corporate Coaching International, is a bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally-recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women. She has appeared on Larry King Live, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Today Show, CNBC, and PBS to discuss her New York Times bestselling books, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It. Her other books include See Jane Lead and Stop Sabotaging Your Career. Alex Trebek even asked the question on Jeopardy, “This is the prime piece of business real estate that nice girls don’t get.”
Her work as a public speaker, consultant, and author has brought Dr. Frankel to countries around the globe and provided her with the privilege of serving diverse clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Amgen, The World Bank, The Indonesia Women’s Leadership Summit, Santos Energy, Miller Brewing Company, Australian Institute of Management, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, ARCO Indonesia, Ernst & Young, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Belgium Women’s Conference, Morgan Stanley, AlliedSignal Aerospace, BP, Warner Bros., Australia Human Resources Institute, and Northrop Grumman. She also provides pro bono consultation and workshops to nonprofit community agencies.
Dr. Frankel earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Phillips Graduate Institute. Although she is proud of her many accomplishments, none so much as founding two nonprofit organizations, MOSTE: Motivating Our Students through Experience and Bloom Again Foundation: Sowing Seeds of Health and Hope. Her work with women and girls was recognized through Maybelline New York’s “Empowerment through Education” award, the Los Angeles County’s Woman of the Year Award in business and industry, and a Presidential Medal from SUNY Oswego. Originally from the East Coast of the United States, she currently enjoys residing in Southern California where she has never had to put snow tires on her car or storm windows on her home.
Jun 20 2017
Rank #2: Dr. Habib Sadeghi
Habib Sadeghi, DO, FACEMIP, is founder of Be Hive of Healing Integrative Medical Center in Agoura Hills, CA.
He specializes in a multi-disciplinary approach to chronic illnesses such as cancer and auto-immune disease with comprehensive treatment protocols that incorporate a wide range of interventions. Some of these include osteopathic, anthroposophical, environmental, psychosomatic, family, and German new medicine. His success in integrating Eastern and Western treatment modalities has earned him a respected reputation resulting in a patient base that reaches around the world.
Nov 19 2019
Rank #3: Mark C. Perna
Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS, a full-service strategic communications and consulting firm whose mission is to share and support every client’s passion for making a difference. Mark, a graduate of John Carroll University, has many years of experience addressing industry leaders on the topic of expanding their reach in an increasingly global marketplace. As an international expert on Generations Y and Z, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people.
After successfully parenting two Millennials as a single father, Mark has become a passionate advocate for bridging the generational divides that are contributing to America’s profound skills gap. Parents, schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations across North America have successfully used Mark’s best practices, including the TFS Education with Purpose® philosophy and Career Tree® strategy, to connect more effectively with the younger generations. A dynamic and motivational public speaker, Mark frequently delivers keynote speeches at national and statewide events and spoke at Harvard University by special invitation.
At TFS, Mark heads an energetic team of talented professionals who share his vision of making a bigger difference in education and workforce development. TFS partners with schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations of all sizes nationwide to help them experience significant gains in enrollment, engagement, retention, and performance rates.
Mark has published numerous articles in national publications and interviews frequently on radio shows, television, and podcasts. His award-winning bestseller, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, was written to help educators, employers, and parents understand Generations Y and Z and inspire them to greater performance in all areas of life. Find out more about Mark and his work at MarkCPerna.com.
Jun 04 2019
Rank #4: Ellie Krug
Ellen (Ellie) Krug (pronounced “Kroog”), while an Iowa civil trial attorney with 100+ trials, transitioned from male to female in 2009. She later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. From 2011 to 2016, she served as the executive director of Call for Justice, LLC, a Minneapolis legal nonprofit that was conferred an American Bar Association award for innovatively increasing legal access. The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie currently speaks, trains and consults on diversity and inclusion topics to governmental entities, court systems, corporations, law firms, social service organizations, and colleges and universities. A hopeless idealist, Ellie has presented her diversity and inclusion program, “Gray Area Thinking®” across the country. In 2016, Advocate Magazine named Ellie one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.” She is a monthly columnist for Lavender Magazine and pens a widely-circulated monthly newsletter, The Ripple. Ellie views herself as an “Inclusionist” and founded an inclusion-oriented consulting company, Human Inspiration Works, LLC, in late 2016. In January 2017, Ellie launched her weekly radio and podcast show, “Hidden Edges Radio,” on AM950 in the Twin Cities. The show highlights our commonalities as we each work to survive the Human Condition. A year later, she launched “Ellie 2.0” about her belief in “practical idealism” and how each of us can play a role in fostering positive change in the world.
Nov 20 2018
Rank #5: Dr. Paul White
Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work. He has written articles for and been interviewed by Bloomberg’s Business Week, CNN/Fortune.com, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, FoxBusiness.com, Huffington Post LIVE, U.S. News and World Report, and Yahoo! Finance. As a speaker and trainer, Dr. White has taught around the world, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. His expertise has been requested by Microsoft, Miller Coors, NASA, the Million Dollar Round Table, ExxonMobil, the Milken Institute, DIRECTV, the Salvation Army, Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Napa Valley Community Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Compassion International, and numerous other national organizations. Dr. White is the coauthor of three books including, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, written with Dr. Gary Chapman (author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages), which has sold over 250,000 copies. Based on their extensive research and expertise, Dr. White and Dr. Chapman have developed a unique way for organizations to motivate employees that leads to increased job satisfaction, higher employee performance and enhanced levels of trust. Their online assessment tool, Motivating by Appreciation Inventory, has been taken by over 110,000 employees and their Appreciation at Work training resources have been used by numerous corporations, colleges and universities, medical facilities, schools, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, and is used in over 25 countries. In his most recent book, The Vibrant Workplace: Overcoming the Obstacles to Building a Culture of Appreciation, (just released in April 2017), Dr. White identifies the top 10 obstacles encountered in trying to build appreciation into an organization’s culture, and how to overcome these challenges successfully.
Aug 06 2019
Rank #6: David Ghiyam
A self-made millionaire at 15-years-old, David was immersed in the investment world and medical field before experiencing a roller coaster ride on the financial spectrum. With his vast insight, he is a catalyst for people to realize that abundance and fulfillment begin on the inside with a strong spiritual practice. One of the leading Kabbalah teachers in the world, and a full-time volunteer, his understanding of self-transformation and global change are what contribute to his tremendous success. David and his wife currently live in Los Angeles.
Mar 26 2019
Rank #7: Jeffrey Gitomer
Jeffrey Gitomer is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen books on personal development, attitude, and sales, including The Sales Bible, The Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude, 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling, and award-winning The Little Red Book of Selling, which has sold more than five million copies worldwide and is cited as an essential work in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Widely known as the King of Sales, Gitomer is a dynamic keynote speaker for leading companies around the world, whose social media footprint reaches millions. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Feb 05 2019
Rank #8: Megan Hill
For over 10 years Megan Hill has been the creative force behind marketing and communication strategies for companies and clients in travel, hospitality, events management, self-help, and more. She lives on the creative edge and invites her clients to always consider what will create the most in all aspects of marketing and business creation. She leads the creation and strategy for marketing and social media projects for Access Consciousness worldwide. She hosts a regular podcast; The What Else is Possible Show. She's is a facilitator, coach and speaker while also juggling the busy life of being a working mum. She enjoys traveling the world and empowering people to know that everything they desire IS possible through Right Riches for You, a specialty program of Access Consciousness. Follow on Twitter at @AccessMegan.
Oct 02 2018
Rank #9: Leigh Shulman
Leigh Shulman is a degreed writing mentor with twenty years teaching experience under her belt. She's taught at universities and writing programs worldwide and founded The Workshop, her online writing community and Creative Revolution book writing retreats in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times and The Huffington Post among others. She currently lives in Argentina with her family where she writes and wonders if she's the only person on earth who doesn't like dulce de leche.
May 14 2019
Rank #10: Peng Joon
Peng Joon is recognized as the authority on how to make big money through the internet.
He made his first million online selling products in the gaming space while he was living with his parents. Over the past 10 years he has built a following of over a million entrepreneurs, sold over 8 figures worth of products and services, and has enabled tens of thousands of people to build, grow and scale their online business.
As one of the most requested speakers in the world, Peng Joon has spoken in over 20+ countries and have shared the stage with Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki and many other thought leaders of this era.
Feb 19 2019
Rank #11: Crystal Andrus Morissette
CrystalAndrusMorissette.com and SWATInstitute.com.
International best-selling author, Emotional Age and communication expert, and women’s advocate Crystal Andrus Morissette is a worldwide leader in the field of self-discovery and personal transformation. She is the founder of the S.W.A.T. Institute (Simply Woman Accredited Trainer), an empowerment coach certification exclusively for women that she created with fellow female visionaries Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Colette Baron-Reid, and Sandra Anne Taylor, among others. Crystal is the author of several best-selling books, including “The Emotional Edge: Discover Your Inner Age, Ignite Your Hidden Strengths and Reroute Misdirected Fear to Live Your Fullest.” She is also certified in nutrition and sports medicine. Crystal overcame seemingly insurmountable odds – her parents’ turbulent divorce, rape, abuse, homelessness, cervical cancer, a traumatic head injury, and more – to create a life of joy and purpose. Now, she is helping women all over the world to do the same. Crystal has appeared on Oprah.com, the New York Post, Fox TV, the Daily Mail, CBS Radio, CTV, CityTV, Global TV, Slice TV, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. She lives in southern Ontario with her husband and two daughters.
Aug 27 2019
Rank #12: Gary Douglas
Gary Douglas is a best-selling author, international speaker and a sought-after facilitator. He is known for his intensity of awareness and his incredible capacity to facilitate people to ‘know what they know’. He chooses to embody consciousness in everything that he does which inspires others to choose to become more conscious as a result.
Gary came with an exceptional level of awareness into the Midwest middle class ‘white bread’ family and lived the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ childhood. He has a very different view on life and realized that he was so different from most of the people he knew when he was only six years old. He became aware of this difference by watching people create their lives and seeing that none of it was about the joy and the possibilities – it was always about the wrongness of everything.
Gary knew there had to be more than this reality was offering since there was nothing about it that was magical, joyful or expansive. So, he began seeking deeper awareness to life’s mysteries at an early age. Along the way he uncovered a new way forward- one that would create change in the world and in people’s lives. He discovered that magic is all around us; it’s something we create – its consciousness. He recognized that the capacity to be more aware and more conscious was every person’s gift if they were willing to choose it.
Gary has become an internationally recognized thought leader in transforming lives and creating different choices – willing to empower people to see different possibilities and to recognize what is truly possible for them. He believes that if enough people choose to be more aware and more conscious, they will start to see the possibilities of what they have available to them and change what is occurring here on planet earth.
Jul 25 2017
Rank #13: Hilary Jane Grosskopf
HILARY JANE GROSSKOPF is a leadership strategist, award-winning author, entrepreneur, and yoga teacher. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hilary began her career as a systems engineer in the corporate world of retail supply chain. Hilary soon realized that leading a team is often the most challenging aspect of working in a company and modern leaders are not equipped with the leadership skills and mindset they need to truly succeed. As a leader, Hilary developed essential systems and exercises to guide and motivate her team toward greater productivity, progress, and engagement. Hilary’s company, Awake Leadership Solutions, helps leaders build the teams of their dreams, reach their objectives, and strengthen their leadership skills. She is known for her unique workshops and original techniques for team alignment and engagement, including Role Mapping and Team Vision Mapping. Hilary is the author of two leadership guidebooks, Awake Leadership: A System for Leading with Clarity and Creativity and Awake Ethics: A System for Aligning Your Action with Your Core Intentions. Hilary holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree from University of Pennsylvania. Hilary is based in the Bay Area of California but travels around the world to lead workshops, speak, and coach leaders.
Oct 02 2019
Rank #14: Alicia Dunams
Alicia Dunams is the founder and CEO of “Bestseller in a Weekend,” a live workshop that takes students from idea to author in record time; "The Book Funnel," an author services company that provides "white-glove and concierge" done-for-you book services; and “Authoring Leadership,” corporate retreats and training programs which facilitates personal and business transformation through the process of storytelling and authoring collaborative books. Passionate about women and leadership, Alicia is the host/producer of Wealthy Girl Summit, an annual wealth-building conference for women, featuring celebrity authors and influential business leaders. Alicia has been featured as a business expert on Inc.com, KTLA, Business Rockstars and The Steve Harvey Show.
Jun 06 2017
Rank #15: James Pyle
JAMES O. PYLE is a human intelligence training instructor for the combined services of the Department of Defense. His “active” retirement from the US Army includes writing, acting, and inventing and he performs as a mobile DJ in and around his home in Springfield, VA.
Jan 22 2019
Rank #16: Alexandra Levit
Alexandra Levit’s goal is to prepare organizations and their employees to be competitive and marketable in the future business world. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes, Alexandra has authored several books, including the international bestseller They Don’t Teach Corporate in College and Humanity Works: Merging People and Technologies for the Workforce of the Future.
Alexandra recently became a partner with organizational development firm PeopleResults. She consults and writes on leadership development, human resources, technology adoption, entrepreneurship, innovation, career and workplace trends on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Canon, Deloitte, DeVry University, Intuit, SilkRoad, and Staples, and has spoken on these topics at hundreds of organizations around the world including Abbott, ADP, Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Campbell Soup, Exelon, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Human Capital Institute, McDonalds, Microsoft, PepsiCo, the Society of Human Resource Management, and Whirlpool.
In the last several years, Alexandra has conducted proprietary research on the future of work, technology adoption, the millennial generation, gender differences and bias, and the skills gap. She also served as a member of Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Defense on current employment issues.
Alexandra is also a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. She was named an American Management Association Top Leader for two years in a row and has also been Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes’ best websites for women.
A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater. The award honors a Northwestern graduate under 35 who had made a significant impact in her field and in society. She was also just named to the Thinkers50's Class of 2019. This global organization identifies the individuals developing the most compelling business and management ideas of our age. She resides in Chicago, IL.
Jan 28 2020
Rank #17: Jennifer Hill
Jennifer Hill began recruiting in 2003 and has recruited for top tier law firms and corporations throughout the United States. Jennifer has appeared on many major news outlets around the world including: KNX Radio, BBC News, ABC, NBC, FOX and E! News, and has been quoted in numerous online articles as well including The Ladders and Glassdoor. In addition, Jennifer has been featured speaker for various conferences, law firms and corporations around the United States. In 2010, Jennifer opened her own corporate/legal staffing company, JHill’s Staffing Services, Inc., which was recently sold to Marcum Search LLC in February of 2018. Jennifer remains on as the President of JHill’s Staffing Services, a division of March Search and now runs their California offices.
Jennifer also hosts a weekly radio show on LA Talk Radio, called "Get Yourself the Job," with over 30,000 listeners a month, where she interviews experts and authors from around the world on the subject of landing one’s dream job.
Jennifer has earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Irvine, and currently is a part of the Dean’s Leadership Society with UCI. Jennifer is very passionate about contributing to her community and spends her spare time volunteering for organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, SOS Mentor, and BuildOn. She recently used a portion of her company’s proceeds to build her first school in Nepal in 2017 and plans to build her next school in Senegal in April of 2018.
Sep 11 2018
Rank #18: Kathryn Jackson, Alyson Garrido
Kathryn is a Leadership Coach, specialising in working with managers and leaders to design and create confidence, career success and resilience – and then helping them to understand how to support their team in achieving the same.
She is also the author of Resilience at Work: Practical Tools for Career Success. This book is an essential guide to maintaining resilience in this ever-changing environment, whether you are working in a turbulent field, navigating the job market or simply trying to realise your career ambitions.
Based on Kathryn's own experience of working under extreme circumstances in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand and enhanced by collaboration with leading resilience experts from around the world, this book is packed with stories, resources and personal coaching to support you to: learn about the importance of emotional honesty as a foundation for true resilience, explore how your levels of self-care influence your ability to re-energise and stay strong, consider how having the right sort of connections play a part in your ability to flourish, reflect on how you have been learning (and changing) along your journey to resilience. Learn more by visiting ;careerbalance.co.nz.
Alyson Garrido is passionate about helping professionals advance their careers and find jobs they will enjoy. As a career coach, she partners with her clients to identify their strengths and create a path toward a more fulfilling career. Alyson provides support around preparing for interviews, performance reviews and salary negotiations, ensuring that you present yourself in the best possible light for job search and career advancement. Learn more or book a session with Alyson by visiting alysongarrido.com.
Sep 03 2019
Rank #19: Allen Gannett
ALLEN GANNETT is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and has a new book The Creative Curve, on how anyone can achieve moments of creative genius published by Currency, a division of Penguin Random House. He was also once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.
Aug 14 2018
Rank #20: Brooke Loesby
Growth occurs outside our comfort zone. Brooke Loesby serves as a trusted ally, resource, and sounding board for your transition and professional growth. She is skilled in helping navigate roadblocks and keeping you focused on your path. Brooke has a genuine passion and interest in your success. Guided by your inner voice, Brooke lends her creativity, inquisitiveness, and enthusiasm to help you manifest your calling.
Brooke’s approach is personalized and proactive; she works to clarify your aspirations and help you achieve your goals. Brooke’s clients range from humanitarian activists to media and fashion professionals, to start up entrepreneurs, and senior attorneys from Am Law 100 firms.
Before coaching, Brooke experienced several career transitions of her own: for three years, she worked in legislation on Capitol Hill, for Senator Larry E. Craig; as an attorney, Brooke practiced Labor and Employment law at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld; she then served as Assistant Director of Career Services at Loyola Law School, for six years. Brooke earned her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine Law School and her B.A. from University of Idaho. She enjoys hiking, vegetarian cooking, yoga, and meditation.
Dec 11 2018