BOARD OF ADVISORS
B2B Marketing Strategist : Forbest Braintrust® Member. Having worked for industry giants like Cisco, McDonald’s Corporation, ServiceMaster and Arkema has helped to shape Olalah’s business acumen. Olalah now works with CEOs and Business Owners in their struggles with strategy, to assist in aligning marketing with sales.
Delynn Dolan Alexander
Wealth Management Advisor
Delynn’s mission for 20 years with the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company has been to help her clients achieve financial security by fostering solid relationships based on integrity and knowledge. Delynn strives to make a difference in other families’ lives by striving to give them the gift of financial security.
President & CEO at Barfield Revenue Consulting (BRC), a company he cofounded in 2017 with his wife, Amy Barfield. Will has been in sales his entire professional career. From his early-90’s days as a part-time telemarketer, to six years in sports sales with the Carolina Mudcats and 12+ years in sales leadership and sales recruiting with Frankel Staffing Partners.
“The Work-Life Balance Expert®”
Thought Leader, Motivational Keynote Speaker, Award-winning Author. Jeff Davidson, a.k.a “The Work-Life Balance Expert®” is the premier thought leader on work-life balance. He’s written 65 mainstream books including “Breathing Space,” “Dial it Down, Live it Up,” and “Simpler Living” focusing on time management, productivity, career effectiveness, and innovation.
Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, PhD
Data Focused Diversity & Inclusion Strategist
data driven inclusion strategist, with nearly 20 years of experience advancing inclusion, diversity, and equity (IDE) initiatives across public and private sectors. Working in IDE is purposeful for me because it uplifts how diverse ideas, beliefs, and perspectives serve to strengthen and bolster success in our workplaces and communities. I am a Durham, North Carolina native and moved to Michigan 16 years ago. I spent 8 years in Ann Arbor, 8 years in Flint, and now I work in both Michigan and Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC communities.
Owner, Engineer and Spiritual Catalyst
Director of Sports Missions Outreach for Crossroads Fellowship Pat Teague is a spiritual catalyst to motivate others to run the race that Jesus Christ has set before them in such a way that they may win. Impacting the local Sports Community to prepare our future leaders to be a game changer on and off the field.
Innovative, client-focused educational software and e-learning executive with 20+ years of successful experience. Hardworking, knowledgeable, passionate, and dedicated leader with strong organizational, planning, and communication skills. Known as an extremely effective leader by example with multiple benchmarks, milestones, and wins on behalf of the companies lead over the past 12 years.
Labor and Employment Lawyer
Lawyer with over 38 years experience helping people with complicated labor and employment cases. Joe’s clients appreciate his sympathetic support and analytic counsel in the full array of employment law issues, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Included in Business North Carolina Legal Elite and The Best Lawyers in America, Joe has represented individuals and businesses in state and Federal courts and before all major administrative agencies that regulate labor and employment.
Author & CEO
Founder, & CEO, Productive Environment Institute- Speaker, Consultant & Author Barbara empowers business leaders to increase their profit, productivity, and peace of mind by creating a productive environment.Through speaking and consulting, Barbara provides powerful strategies that help eliminate physical, digital, and emotional clutter. Barbara loves to share her knowledge and experience with diverse audiences to offer hope and specific techniques they can implement immediately.
Accredited Business Intermediary
Tom is a C-Level executive and entrepreneur whose business experience ranges from leading successful multi-million dollar acquisitions to purchasing a mid-market business to increasing sales and improving profitability of public and privately-held businesses. Tom is skilled at increasing revenue through both organic growth and acquisition, and improving profitability through operations process improvement and lean manufacturing implementation.
Dr. Holly Sullenger
Chief Executive at Holly Speaks, PhD, LLC
Corporate speaker, trainer and consultant, having worked in the world of continuing professional corporate education my entire professional career. Provides education events in the areas of leadership, professional development and technology. Has designed curriculum for, and delivered, over 80 technology courses and over 250 leadership/professional development courses to date. Comfortable with many different types of learning platforms, and have a high success rate with learning retention and topic application among course participants.
Program Success Manager
Program Success Manager at Netsertive | Digital Strategist | PPC Strategist | Triangle AMA VP. Evan Sanchez is a metric-driven, passionate marketer with over a decade of experience. Evan started his advertising career working at advertising agencies in New York City where he worked with Fortune 500 clients such as: Bank Of America, Barnes & Noble, J.P. Morgan Chase, Jefferies Investment Bank, National Education Association, Salix Pharmaceuticals, SunTrust Bank, Verizon and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Speaker, Strategy and Execution Expert & Business Consultant
President at Tomlinson & Associates Gary is a professional speaker and business consultant. As a speaker, his topics include leadership, communication and execution management. As a consultant, Gary works with senior executives to help them establish execution management as an organizational competency.
CEO at Hummingbird Creative Group
Founded in 1995, Hummingbird Creative Group helps build business value through better branding. With over 25 years of sales and marketing experience and over 20 years of design and branding experience, Wendys passion is to help clients more effectively communicate the positioning of their business, differentiate their brand and grow revenue.
Corporate Administrator, Synecor, LLC. Experienced HR Administrator, Organizer and Administrative Leader with outstanding project and program management skills for CEO’s and senior management. Alicia is an innovative, entrepreneurial problem-solver who successfully leads team member activities into highly progressive operations.
Neuromarketing Analytics Expert, Author, Inventor, Composer
David Snyder is an international thought leader in Leadership, Performance Management, Customer Service, Sales and Business Psychology.
As an expert in neuromarketing analytics, David and his colleagues use proprietary software to analyze the emotional content of conversations companies have with their customers, in order to improve those conversations.
VP, Strategy & Healthcare Partnerships for Back Pain Centers of America, Erika Rosenthal works with Venture Capital and PE Groups as a retained start-up or high growth executive to quickly scale new ventures, discover and engage target audiences, build structure, conduct new business development, and identify and train permanent executive team.
Creator of the Under 20 Workout
Justin O’Connor is a world class athlete having played hockey for the Detroit Jr. Red Wings and one of a very few athletes in the world to letter in two NCAA Division 1 sports.
After burning out on 5-8 hour a week workouts and in the worst shape of his life, he dedicated himself to finding a sustainable workout that everyone could succeed at and sustain forever. 24 pounds lighter he had discovered the BATS Principle of moving your Body At Top Speed.
Founder of NNID Foundation
Proven leadership in Engineering Disciplines, Technology and Management in Defense, Education, Telecommunications, IT and Water. His successes range from Strategic Planning to Implementation and Operations.
Graham holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Telecom/Electronics from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Adelaide focused on International Business and Technology.