Speakers

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Jewel Diamond-Taylor

CEO, Speaker, Author

Southern California based international speaker, author, and life coach brings a clear insight and authentic voice of empowerment and faith increaser born to teach possibility thinking, emotional wellness, strategies for success, self-worth, resiliency, and her signature dynamic training/keynote/coaching.
Jewel aka The Self-esteem Dr. Is the Founder of Women on the Grow, Inc., a 501c3 ministry to educate and empower personal development and coping skills for women experiencing the challenges of life.

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Dr. Stephanie Ardrey

CEO/President of Blu Diamond Group, Inc.

As an entrepreneur, she has maintained impeccable market vision and has conceptualized and launched multiple business ventures.  Her entrepreneurial and corporate experience has covered multiple industries including real estate finance, construction and development, consumer goods, entertainment – music, film, and television, high-tech, financial services, insurance, municipalities and more. 

Reginald Grant, MS Ed.

CEO, eSportsInstruction,

 Business Strategist and  Corporate Relations - Retired NFL Players Congress

He s a Business Strategist, Consultant, Speaker, and Author. He is a serial entrepreneur, former English teacher, and professional football athlete. He has a passion to empower and inspire individuals to be successful. All because he has been helped and inspired during his journey. With the understanding that success is defined differently for all of us, we work with schools, organizations ‘and on special projects that empower people with the tools for success.  He is the author of “Entrepreneur: Your Guide To Starting Your Business” (2020), “Managing Your Brand: You Can Pimp Me, But You Have To Pay Me” (2019), Youth Entrepreneur Impact Program(YEIP) (2018), and numerous other books, teacher guides, workbooks, and articles.

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CEO, Target Evolution Educator and Author

Crystal Victoria

Target Evolution's most successful programs include The Teen Biz Camp, BizWorks, and a Pop Up Shop for Young Entrepreneurs called "Trail Blaze" in Memorial City Mall Houston and in Dallas at Galleria Mall Dallas opening Sept 2020. The Teen Biz Camp program and unique store for young entrepreneurs has been featured on several local media outlets such as Great Day Houston, CW 39-The Morning Dose, Fox 26 News, HCC TV, Houston Chronicle, Black Enterprise, We Buy Black, Voyage Dallas, and Startup Grind.  An award-winning published author of four books and a college textbook. She's an educator attuned to the needs of the coming generations. "From the Streets to the Skies No Limits" is the autobiography of her life, revealing the strong woman behind the business, and her journey to becoming the change she wanted to see.

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2x National Champion NCAA Football, CEO, RYIII Foundation

Richard Yeargin III

Richard is a testimony to the power of positive thinking and pure determination. Over-coming the adversity of a near death car accident he has survived and persevered. He was an all-American high school football prospect that landed and thrived at Clemson University. Was a member of two national championship teams and then had the devesting car accident that derailed his football career but also nearly ended his life. He rebounded, became a graduate assistant coach, graduated with a master’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree. Went on to play for Boston College his senior year and received yet another master’s degree. He has now founded the RYIII Foundation to empower and help young people navigate the challenges of life. 

Founder and CEO, #1 HR Expert

Angela Anderson 

Angela Anderson with over 15 years of experience in Human Resources. She has sat on the leadership teams of Fortune 500 companies, led amazing HR Teams and has forged great relationships within the HR Community. She combines both a strategic vision along with drive that has allowed her to develop a reputation for quality, integrity, innovation and the willingness to always go the extra mile. 

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Dr. Thyonne Gordon

CEO, Beyond Story Training & Consulting

Dr. Thyonne Gordon is an accomplished Organizational & Human Development Expert, Writer and Emmy-nominated Producer. Her work with 501c3 organizations and for profit businesses has created growth-oriented businesses, strong board governance, productive teams and sustainable fundraising strategies. With a passion for Business Development she founded the company, Beyond Story Training & Consulting to train and develop business professionals nationwide. She has raised over $25 million for causes and is committed to positive, strategic and sustainable growth in the social profit sector.

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Kathy Williamson, N.D.

Award-winning Journalist and Film Critic 

Kathy Williamson’s  is an award-winning journalist, Kathy has held the positions of Managing Editor at the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and Editor-in-Chief at Our Weekly. Kathy currently serves as West Coast Vice President for the African American Film Critics Association. Kathy is currently employed as Communications Director for Assembly member Mike A. Gipson. She has owned two successful medical/chiropractic/holistic clinics in the Los Angeles area. She has always enjoyed networking and worked over a decade with the Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs (ABWE) and the Los Angeles Black Business Expo. She and three other women co-founded Black Writers on Tour which exists today under subsequent ownership.

Norma T. Hollis

Consultant, Trainer, Speaker, Coach

Norma T. Hollis is a pioneering transformational coach who writes programs for human development. Her most popular program is the Authentic Voice System which helps you deepen your awareness of self and transform to the person you were born to be. Norma’s pioneering spirit shows up in many ways. She was the first black woman to own a speaker bureau for black speakers, the first person to create an early intervention program for preschool children in Detroit, MI and now is sharing pioneering work with self-awareness by adding depth and complexity to what it means to be authentic. Her books, programs and online school – Authenticity U – help people find, live and share their authentic voice and make a difference in the world in impactful ways. She’s the author of a dozen books including “Ten Steps to Authenticity” and “The Process to Become a Professional Speaker.

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Ray Wilson

CEO, Leadership Coach, & Author

Known as the Result Coach is the award winning author of the book “Obstacle Crusher- Five Steps to Rapid Results to Success, and the Amazon best seller “Entrepreneur Mindset.” He is a Certified High Performance Coach, and a Certified Transformational and Leadership Coach. Ray has shared his wisdom with audiences for over 30 years.  He helps organizations and people from all walks of life advance to the next level of success using proven techniques and academically validated processes.

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Sylviana Moore​​

CEO of  The Moore Foundation

As an innovator, leading social media strategist, empowerment speaker, and an authoritative leader, Sylviana Moore, lives by the words, In learning you will teach, in teaching you will learn". Founding The Moore Foundation: a professional services and marketing foundation, was an intuitive leap that she never looked back from. With an extensive background working with a diverse roster of CEO’S, executives and solopreneurs to grow their personal and professional brands, human-to-human. Sylviana knows what truly drives conversions, sold-out launches and New York Times interviews. After spending nearly a half-decade working in marketing, auditing and attending numerous conferences for various brands and startups. 

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Dr. Letitia Wright

Producer, TV Show Host

Dr. Letitia Wright is a highly esteemed and notable businesswoman. She is the Executive Producer and host of her nationally syndicated television show Wright Place Television, which is now in its 20th season with the bandwidth expanding over 100 Million homes on Wright Place TV Channel on Roku. As an International Spokesperson, operating in the mainstream arena, Dr. Letitia Wright is called upon as a pioneer and advocate for others as a change agent and has been requested by Industries Leaders globally; international and nationals markets to impact well-renowned professionals by speak to crowds expanding well-over 3,600 patrons.

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Michael McNair

CEO, Co-Founder of Simpa, and founder 55B Labs

Michael is a serial entrepreneur and now the co-founder of a new AI - artificial intelligence-based platform Simpa Health. Michael is also the founder of 55B Labs an 

Innovative Application Services, consulting, and development company.

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Crystal Mitchell

Co-Director Recycling Black Dollars

Crystal is a business professional with a 20-year successful small businesses.  Services include accounting, bookkeeping, business coaching and consulting solutions for small businesses and not for profit agencies.  She provides entrepreneurs with access to the tools, mentorship, and resources necessary to support each stage of their business’s development to ensure successful growth.

Crystal is the Co-Director of Recycling Black Dollars, a not for profit organization that’s mission is to aid in the economic development of the Black American community.

Melvin Burrell

Real Estate Broker

Melvin Burrell is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California & Nevada, an Insurance Broker and Wealth Management Developer with over 33 years of experience.  Melvin has owned 5 Real Estate Franchises, a mortgage banking company, an escrow company, a property management company and a Real Estate school.  He has recently merged with EXP Realty as a broker associate. As a Real Estate professional, Melvin specializes in working with buyers, sellers and investors, as well as helping people to refinance. Melvin specializes in a wealth building techniques that help homeowners to pay off their homes early.  Melvin has a seasoned team of professionals that help make the home buying & selling process seamless.

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Bob Grant

Chairman, Retired NFL Players

Congress & Super Bowl Champion

Chairman of the Retired NFL Players Congress and a licensee of the NFL in partnership with JH Design Group - the largest manufacture of licensed designer jackets in the USA including NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and more. As a Super Bowl Champion Bob has had a tremendous amount of business success after pro football. The Congress just released its new apparel line "When Football WUZZ Football."

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Cliff Pierre

CEO, Revenue Boomers

CEO and founder of a  digital marketing agency that specializes in high ticket customer acquisition solutions for business coaches, consultants, experts, agencies, course creators, personal trainers, and more. In addition to specializing in social media lead generation services, and SEO services. Working with small and medium sized businesses including Mattress Depot, AA Real Estate Group, and Rainbow Sushi Restaurant to name a few.

Melanie Perry

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ , Melanie D. Perry has been helping people create sustainable wealth by making wise decisions for over two decades years through her private practice, Perry’s Wealth Management. Based on the rise of women entrepreneurs and the importance of educating our youth about money, in 2010 Melanie created Zeallionaire Enterprises, a financial literacy company. Here she teaches purpose driven entrepreneurs improve their personal finances by mastering their spending and spending plan, conquer debt and protect their wealth enjoy the ultimate life they deserve. Melanie also values the importance of educating our youth and created a summer camp and curriculum for kids and teens. She has been recognized by many national organizations for these efforts including the Los Angeles Women's Chapter of the NAACP. 

Brian Erhahon

National Speaker  and Real Estate Coach

In 2018 became a National Association of Realtors Top 30 under 30 Honoree. Previously as a top Team Leader/Office Manager, he was responsible for growing his Brokerage Production by nearly $150 Million in sales volume and $3 Million in GCI in a couple years. His current focus is to inspire, educate, and grow leadership ability in agents as a Top National Speaker and  Business  Coach. Brian has seen the industry from many different perspectives. Being in the industry since 2008 and earning his real estate license in 2010; he's only lived real estate. From the beginning of his real estate career, he's been clear about operating his business at the highest level possible.

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Dr. Cherilyn Lee, PhD

Nutrition and Natural Health Expert

Dr. Cherilyn Lee is an integrative trail blazer, a healer, wellness advocate, author, entrepreneur
and founder of the NuWellness Healthcare Center. She graduated from the Charles R. Drew School of Science and Medicine as a Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner, and she has a PhD in holistic medicine. She has been a practitioner for over 35 years. Frequently attending workshops, she has amassed over 3,000 hours of advancement in integrative medicine and
remains on the cutting edge of medical technology. She is a philanthropist and influencer, Doctor of Divinity, an international keynote speaker, and a certified life coach. She is also the host and producer of her own international weekly TV show, NuWellness TV with Dr. Lee, where she welcomes leading experts in health and well being. This show explores advancements in natural health, physical fitness, nutrition, integrative medicine, and self-discovery. She is a four-time recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for her volunteer services, received twice from President Barack Obama.

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LC Green, Jr.

Business Tax Professional

“L” “C” Green, Jr. is the founder of LC Green & Associates, Inc., a Tax Planning and Financial Management Company and a qualified provider of education for all Tax and

Insurance  Professionals. LC Green & Associates has been providing tax accounting and financial management services for more than thirty years. The founder “L” “C” Green, Jr. teaches and administers the company’s tax educational programs. He has been an instructor at three colleges in Los Angeles County. Mr. Green has taught various subjects such as accounting, bookkeeping, taxation, and other related financial management courses. Mr. Green is also a Loan Intermediary with the Small Business Administration (SBA).  Awarded the Constant Contact Small Business of 2013 Award for Social Media.

“L” “C” Green, Jr. has published several books.

Justin I. Johnson, CPA, Esq.

Managing Partner│ Johnson & Nathaniel LLP

Justin Johnson is the founder and Managing Partner of Johnson & Nathaniel LLP, a full-service Accounting firm offering a broad range of tax accounting and advisory services for individuals, business owners, executives, and independent professionals.  As managing partner, Justin brings wide-ranging experience from more than 17 years in “Big 4” public accounting. He works with growing and mature businesses, with a high degree of concentration on minority-owned businesses. As a practitioner, Justin provides his clients with a unique combination of highly sophisticated technical guidance with a personable and collaborate approach. As an attorney and licensed CPA, with an LL.M in taxation and MBA in Finance, he uses his technical qualifications to work collaboratively with his clients as a full-service financial advisor.

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Diane Yoo

Managing Director, Medingenx

Diane Yoo has extensive experience with angel funds, investment networks, and venture capital firms. Her expertise is fund formation with experience in leading deals and successfully
launching funds. As an accredited investor, she has invested in 30+ companies primarily in medical technologies, healthcare technologies, and femtech. She is at the forefront of women and diversity entrepreneurship as the first women General Partner for venture capital in the heart of the largest medical center of the world. Diane is Founder Member/Managing Director of
Rice Angel Network, Rice Executive Parliament Official Investment Network, EMBA Fund, and Medingenii Capital Fund. Diane is Investment Partner to the Nation's first FemTech Fund and the largest women's fund in the US. As a frequent speaker for entrepreneurship and venture capital, Diane speaks on topics such as “101 Advanced Investors”, “Million Dollar Women”, and “Successful Capital Raise”. She serves as a top tier mentor for nationally ranked, top 10 accelerators. Diane is a partner to Rice University’s Global Venture Accelerator and also Business Angel Minority Association Academy, where she produces an investor series. She has launched national pitch competitions in over 10+ cities and has consulted over 100+ startup companies.

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Rev. Dr. Oden

Former Partner Los Angeles Black Business Expo, Retired Pastor

Oden, who retired in 2019 as pastor of Bethel AME Church in Oxnard, served many years as the pastor of Bryant Temple AME Church in L.A. and was a former CEO/president of United Health Care.  Other business interests included a financial services company, which included Family Savings Bank. He's also had a property management company and ran the Los Angeles Black Business Expo and Trade Show and the South Los Angeles Economic Development Partnership.

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Bryan Franklin

CEO, Bam.eco

Visionary | Entrepreneur | Technologist | Author

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Bryan is a cooperative economic strategist. He has been working tirelessly to disrupt the network marketing industry since 1998. Our company BAM.eco is competing with the likes of Amazon.

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Doris F. Mosley

CEO, Another Beauty Salon

Doris F. Mosley is an accomplished cosmetologist, stylist, entrepreneur, educator, inspirational speaker and industry trailblazer, who has traveled throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean sharing her knowledge. She has received numerous awards and has been featured in several beauty industry magazines. Doris keeps her professional edge in her salon, Another Beauty Salon, located in Inglewood, California. Doris is also the founder and CEO of the Los Angeles Spectrum International Beauty Expo (SIBE). The expo is approaching its 17th year.

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CEO Naimah Northstar LLC.

Author, Actress, Life-Coach

Naimah is an Alumna of the

World Famous Traphagen School of Fashion in NYC. She is the current Star of the weekly Global Podcast “Plug Into The Wonderful You.”

Naimah is renowned for her ability to powerfully transform the lives of people of all ages, from all walks of life. Her children’s book “The Wonderful You” has received high praise from her Clients, State Representatives, and

Entertainment professionals. The digital version of  “A Simple Path to Peace, Self-Compassion & Love” debuts

in 2021.

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Kim Anthony

National Director , Urban Philanthropy Institute (UPI)

Kim Anthony brings more than 25 years of experience in the small business and community development sectors to her role as National Director & Principle Consultant of Urban Philanthropy Institute, (UPI) a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing world class nonprofit launch and development consulting to emerging nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs who have a commitment to creating positive impact in historically low socio-economic communities.

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Rosie Milligan

Consultant & Senior Estate Planner

Dr. Rosie Milligan—a woman who knows no limits. She is a Registered Nurse, Author, one of Los Angeles’s Renowned Financial Gurus, a seasoned Senior Estate Planner, Business and Credit Consultant. She also holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration. Dr. Milligan owns the largest and fastest-growing African American female publishing house in the nation. She is an expert in the publishing industry, with thirty years of experience. Under her publishing house, Professional Publishing House LLC, she has published more than three hundred titles. She is also the founder of Black Writers on Tour.

Deborah Thorne

The Information Diva

From Employee to Six-Figure Entrepreneur in 7 Steps. Deborah Thorne is The Information Diva. She is an award-winning, internationally known Author, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. She is the founder and host of The Leverage Conference for Speakers, Authors, and Entrepreneurs which takes place December 3 - 5, 2020. Deborah advises and supports motivated women (and some enlightened men) in reducing their learning curve, saving them time and money, so they can transition from employee to six-figure income-generating entrepreneur. She helps them create income-generating businesses not glorified hobbies.

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Robert Montiller

CEO of TeamPastorpeneur

Robert Montiller is the CEO of TeamPastorpeneur. He is both a pastor and an entrepreneur. TeamPastorpreneur is a customer acquisition, maintenance, and retention company. Elder Montiller is the lead pastor of Grace’s Bridge, a ministry devoted to reaching those who have experienced pain and marginalization at the hand of some church members. Grace’s Bridge offers a bridge back to God’s grace. Robert was licensed to preach in 1992, at the age of 15 and was ordained in 2009. He has serviced at several churches including Moments of Meditation Missionary Baptist Church, Culver Palms United Methodist Church, Love & Faith Christian Center, Christ Full Gospel Missionary Baptist Church, and New Freedom Christian Community Church.

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"TJ" Loftin

CEO, Investor and Public Speaker

Celebrating 30 years in business “TJ” Loftin is a multidimensional global business leader:

Real Estate Investment Coach, Celebrity Car Builder, Public Speaker, and Author. 

Through innovation and leadership, TJ pioneered the low riding industry and supplied cars to movies like Straight Outta Compton, while teaching his colleagues the values of manufacturing, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights), business, and commercial real estate ownership. He has helped start new businesses and created wealth through real estate and provided the “Blackprint” to transform community development with his first book release “Monetizing Gentrification-Building Black Ownership”. 

 

TJ’s platform is educating black businesses around the world on emerging business and real estate trends including economic opportunities presented by crises like COVID-19.

Linda Coleman-Willis

CEO, Business Development for Success

Linda is founder/CEO of Business Development for Success, an organization that helps corporate leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs develop KEY business concepts, effective business strategies and cutting-edge systems. She provides her clients on-going motivation and support to stay focused on solutions, push through challenges, and achieve new levels of success. The results for her clients include satisfied customers, increased profits and explosive business growth. As a highly sought after professional speaker, Linda has clients from Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and diverse business organizations across the country.  

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Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr.

National Sports Director, Rainbow PUSH

Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr. is the National Sports Director for Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, organizing events and engagements with current and retired athletes, local sports programs, as well as being a liaison to the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NCAA and Major League Baseball. He is also Co-Director of the PUSHTECH 2020 Silicon Valley Diversity Project, Dr. Bryant also created the FAITHTECH 2020 program within the broader PUSHTECH 2020 initiative.

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Zenobia Millet

CEO, Funding Boutique 

Zenobia is the founder of the Funding Boutique. Helping start-up companies and founders understand and obtain financing.

Tech Diva & The Luxury Lifestyle. It's a weekly 2-hour live online tv broadcast with global reach of course because it’s on the Internet. My sphere of influence internationally is very excited about contributing to growing this community. Topics range from data security to monetary paradigm shifts to your personal IT toolkit.

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Seareatha Virtanen

CEO, Harmonies Brew.

Sereatha Virtanen. CEO and Founder of Harmonies Brew a Coffee Company that specializes in  Organic Cold Brew Coffee Products including Energy Shots and naturally sourced coffee. Harmonies Brew takes coffee and service to a whole new experience. We are a retail and wholesale company that was created to support our sister nonprofit organization Harmonies of Hope Inc. Harmonies of Hope is a performing arts after school program, created to give equal access to the performing arts regardless of income status to all youth ages 7 - 18.

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Chef Nikko

CEO & Celebrity Chef

In the world of Culinary Arts, I am known as Chef Nikko.

2020 marks my 25th year as a chef, and I am loving every part of it! As a versatile chef, I have banquet, restaurant and over 15 years of private chef experience. 

The amazing metabolizing compilation of menus, video, and pictures highlight the quality &   sophistication of my cuisine and culinary service. Please take the opportunity to look over my website www.pvtchefnikko.com / Instagram Acct. (@chef.nikko). 

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Paul Ruffin

CEO,  ECI Networks and Director WelcomeHome.Vet

36+ year business management and IT professional with a background in international trade and information sciences specializing in business development, management systems and technology integration. As a business analyst and enterprise system developer adept at solving problems and integrating technology into current business practices in a cost effective and reliable way. 25-year emphasis in business modeling, network architectures, telecommunications, disaster recovery and business development.

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Ronell Miller

CEO, HBCUstartups, Consultant

Founder of HBCUstartups a tech consultant to start-up companies and product marketplace. He is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. With his Bachelors of Science in International Business Management.

A tech junkie he is the Technology coordinator for the 2020 Los Angeles Black Business Expo.

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Coach Cleon “CJ” Joseph

CEO, The Fitness Syndicate

The Fitness Syndicate was established to help deserving members of the Los Angeles community experience a fitness makeover.  Fitness Guru CJ, of CJ’s Functional Fitness, gathered some of the premiere fitness trainers in Los Angeles to help ten deserving persons from Los Angeles get in the best shape of their lives at no cost for eight weeks.  The goal is to reduce the obesity epidemic through education, fitness and wellness coaching. 

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Treasure Owens

CEO and Founder, POWERS, Inc

A life of exceeding expectations! She has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry and 25 years in the non-profit sector. Founder of POWERS, Inc. and the Powers Women’s Network she has been empowering women entrepreneurs and youth her whole life. Currently, Associate Director, Workforce and Economic Development for WSC. Treasure developed the first Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) with a grant from LISC.  Has a Degree in Business Development and Christian Communications and a Certified Non-Profit Specialist.  “Motivate yourself everyday” Determined to be the change I want to see in the world. 

Kimberley Ausgood

Certified Financial Education Instructor

Kimberley is a licensed professional in the financial and insurance industry with over 15 years’ experience.  As a financial professional, Kimberley specializes in advanced insurance planning techniques to help her clients achieve their financial security. She works with individuals, business owners and their employees to set goals, provide strategies and implement a plan to reach their ultimate goals.

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Richard Myles Sr.

CEO/President of  MFL - Minor Football League

Washington, D.C native, entrepreneur and businessman, Richard Myles, Sr. is the CEO/Chairman and Founder of the nation’s only professional minor football league. Myles created the Minor Football League (MFL) in 1993 to serve youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The league first began with the creation of the Washington Chiefs team. The MFL was established to provide a platform for athletic participation, training and skills development outside of the college the professional sports arena.

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Rico Lamitte

CEO, The Suave Life

TEDx Speaker. Emcee. Host. Consultant. Advocate. Activist. Leader. Trendsetter. Always me.

High Times named him one of the 100 most influential in the Cannabis Industry. 

Co-Founder and Market Leader of CannaGather Orange County, OC's Cannabis Community. Each month we meet on the third Wednesday with the best of the best our industry has to offer to educate, network, and thrive in the greatest industry on Earth.  Founder and CEO of Los Angeles' Greatest Monthly Networking Community.

John Matthews

CEO, Prothymos Innovations, eBless.App

John L Matthews is the CEO/Co-Founder of both Prothymos Innovations and Prothymos Technologies located in Baltimore, Md.  John is the creator of the first ever P2P Payment & Event Planning App called E-Bless (available on both Play Stores).  John is also the creator of the “Barrage,” the patented 360-degree impact and weather effects simulator designed for increasing the immersive experience in video gaming and movies (Available in Q4 of 2020).  John will receive his certification in Fintech from the Harvard VPAL Business School in the Fall of 2020. 

Nicole K Jones

Director of Business Development for the #1 HR Expert

Nicole K Jones the Director of Business Development for the #1 HR Expert has over 18 years of mentoring, coaching and consulting experience in higher education. Creating long-term value for the business to identify, nurture and acquire new clients and business opportunities to drive growth and profitability from customers, markets, and relationships.

Alexis Small

Founder, CEO College Daze Media, LLC

Alexis is the founder of College Daze Media, LLC, Co-Founder of Small World Social Media as well as creator of Judge Khalil Animated Series, 23 and Graduated and Millennial Moms. Specializing in youth entrepreneur leadership and social media consulting, Alexis coaches college-age youth on creating positive images for women and people of color through film, theater, and animation. With a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies, Alexis' work has been published in Ebony Magazine, HBCU Digest, HBCU Buzz. Her Shows have aired on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.  

Jarim Person-Lynn

Founder and Wealth Coach for The Winner's Circle Group, LLC. 

Jarim is a highly sought out personal finance expert known for his aggressive stance against credit and debt. After leaving Wells Fargo's wealth management team during the 2008 financial crisis, he started teaching financial literacy courses to Los Angeles inner city youth. From there he went on to teach nationwide through social media, author 9 books on money and has appeared on numerous radio stations & podcasts. And just this year, he completed his first TED talk.  His upcoming book, "Trap House" is positioned as a resource to help millennials not get financially trapped when buying a house. www.bkfuniversity.com

Jordan Austin Smith

Artist, CEO of Brand New Sauce Productions

Jordan Austin Smith is an artist, filmmaker, actor, and creator of Brand New Sauce Productions. Jordan was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1998. In the same year, he moved to Nassau, Bahamas where his father is from. Jordan lived in the Nassau for the first five years of his life, developing a deep appreciation for his Bahamian culture.  After graduating from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Jordan decided to take a gap year to pursue his dream of acting. Shortly thereafter, Jordan landed roles in both film and television. He has worked in films such as The Way We Were (2019), television shows such as 90210 on The CW (2013), and Alexa & Katie on Netflix (2018). Recently, Jordan has created the production company, Brand New Sauce Productions with the goal to create documentaries, fictional film, television and content that explores humanism in today’s society, pushing boundaries and giving a different perspective on the world around us. Jordan’s films direct attention towards those who are and have been historically underrepresented in television and media, shattering stereotypes, while also promoting interconnectedness.

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