Leadership expert, SusanInouye.com, Los Angeles, USA
Susan Inouye is a pioneer in Sawubona Leadership which has transformed the landscape of leadership for millennials seeking to be understood and the business leaders seeking to understand, inspire and harness the power of this largely misunderstood generation. She is the bestselling author of Leadership’s Perfect Storm: What Millennials Are Teaching Us about Possibilities, Passion and Purpose.
A leading expert with millennials, executive coaching and organizational transformation, she has positively impacted the personal experience and bottom-line results for leaders of over 600 companies in forty industries—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies such as CBRE, Fluor, Kiyonna, Southern California Edison, and Wellpoint—to surpass corporate success and to live more vital, balanced, and fulfilled lives.
For the past two decades, Susan has managed to flip the script and help executives and managers increase levels of creativity and productivity through her Sawubona Leadership process by understanding and knowing how to engage and motivate this generation of unique talents.
With millennials taking management roles in companies and having companies of their own, authoritative styles don’t work on this generation who want bosses that can create unified communities where their talents can be tapped to solve the challenges of the twenty-first century. Sawubona ( sow-BOH-nah, Zulu for “I see you”) Leaders answer that call. By recognizing people “already” are their best self, Sawubona Leaders see each person as intrinsically gifted in the way they are. They develop the whole person so they live up to their highest potential. By serving a person’s highest purpose, Sawubona Leaders unleash an inner drive; employees choose to go beyond what is expected; they invest in themselves, their work, their organizations and a greater good committed to changing the world for the better. Today, Sawubona is in over thirty countries.
Because of her exceptional results with millennials and their leaders, Susan has been tapped for numerous consultations, articles, podcasts, speaking engagements, workshops, and leadership forums such as Young Presidents Organization, USC Women’s Conference,and National Association of Women Business Owners Conference. Coaching is the ultimate expression of Susan’s purpose in life. This passion for her work brings an integrity that helps unite communities and make the world a better place.
She is the recipient of The Congressional Award for Contributions to the Community
Founder of Corinne Steiner Training & Coaching, Zurich, Switzerland
Corinne Steiner (born 1983 in Switzerland), is a professional Coach, Trainer and Mentor for professionals in management. Her specialty is empowering her clients to shape their everyday life in a very individual and suitable way and thus to live a purposeful and fulfilled life. In her role as a Sparring Partner, she supports managers to tackle a variety of management issues and in integrating and developing employees and processes in change projects, thus ensuring an effective and good working atmosphere.
Prior to her coaching success Corinne spent over 20 years in corporate jobs, feeling that she was not in the right place. Despite all her successes in the corporate world, which she saw as a matter of course and not a big deal, she felt unhappy and was always searching for purpose and fulfillment. Emptiness and senselessness were her constant companions. Life felt like a constant fight, without knowing what she was fighting for.
Corinne wants to spare this experience for other people or at least, make it easier for them.
When she got into coaching, she started understanding that she had always tried to be someone special, doing everything right for everyone. Today she knows, it’s not about being special, but rather doing what feels special to oneself. Corinne’s exceptional skills ensure that her clients realise their untapped potential, taking away with them truly tangible and effective tools, strategies and new mindset they can use to master and accelerate their everyday life.
Her broad expertise does not come by chance. In addition to coaching diploma training, she studied professional coaching at the international oriented Swiss University of Applied Sciences FHNW. With a Master’s degree in Professional Coaching, she brings a broad expertise and background in coaching with her. Thanks to extensive practical experience in national SMEs and large international companies in various specialist and management roles, she knows about the challenges of the professional world.
In the bestselling book Transforming Your Life Volume 2 she shares personal insights from her challenging and self-manipulative path towards a healthy way of dealing with herself.
Founder of Carol Henry Coaching, Ontario, Canada
Carol Henry is an International Coach Federation (ICF) PCC Certified Coach, formally coaching since 2007. She spent over 20 years at Seneca College, Canada’s largest public college, first as a Professor and then as an administrator. From 2008 to 2012 Carol was Director of the Centre for Faculty, Staff and Leadership Development. In 2012 she struck out on her own to establish Carol Henry Coaching.
Carol currently works with Leaders and their Teams, both one-on-one and in groups. Her work focuses on empowering individuals and teams to maximize and leverage their diverse strengths and talents, and to build leadership and communication skills to foster stronger growth, engagement and performance.
Carol’s work is based on the knowledge that trust, the foundation of healthy relationships and cultures, is the precursor of clear, concise and compelling communication which in turn drives success in organizations. Using Conversational Intelligence ® and the latest brain neuroscience, Carol helps her clients understand which conversations spark our higher-level brain activity such as trust, integrity, strategic thinking and empathy. This in turn fosters an inclusive, aligned culture that welcomes and encourages ongoing feedback and conversations – even when they may be difficult or uncomfortable.
Carol uses an experiential coaching model with individuals and with teams. This helps clients develop and live in a mindset that embraces experimentation and risk-taking, the necessary elements of innovation and creativity. Carol works with her clients to become the best version of themselves, as individual contributors, as leaders and as team members.
Carol has coached in both the public and private sector. Her clients include many colleges in the Ontario College System, the Private Not for Profit College system and in various departments in both the Federal and Provincial Government as well as several Technology firms and start-ups.
Carol’s focus is on self-awareness, and being honest with oneself underlies everything she does with clients. Her knowledge/belief that change comes from within guides how she works with clients longing to create their best life, as a leader, but even more so as an individual. She believes that re-connecting clients to the story that guides them is the ultimate self awareness because it gives them the opportunity to notice the gaps and then to edit and rewrite their story so that it supports their vision of who they are becoming.
Founder of Sarah-J Coaching, Hertfordshire, UK
Sarah Jones is a coach, trainer and speaker specialising in leadership, talent development, team productivity and career reinvention. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit and an insatiable drive to help others find their happiness and accelerate leadership and executive performance, Sarah founded her coaching business, Sarah-J Coaching in 2016, after a successful career in PR to help people find purpose, meaning and direction in their lives and careers.
After a difficult childhood fraught with economic uncertainty, Sarah was empowered to take ownership of her career and always grab opportunities with both hands. She moved to London where she worked up to board level in corporate communications for Exel PLC, but has also worked with leading firms in the UK and EMEA and in global roles for AstraZeneca, Abbott Nutrition, DHL and Freud Communications on a variety of issues. Sarah reached board level by the age of 30 and was the only female. Her board experience propelled her confidence and resilience, which she now helps executives to do through her talent and team turnaround work with organisations.
In her late 20’s Sarah had her first experiences with coaching after she felt unfulfilled in her life and career and this created profound breakthroughs in many areas. However, it wasn’t until later in her career that she realised the true importance of this coaching as it allowed her to live life by her terms, in the flow, full of purpose and achieving her goals – something she is now passionate about passing onto individuals and organisations through Sarah-J Coaching. This first-hand experience helps her to connect with clients on a deeper level.
Sarah-J Coaching’s reach is wide ranging; Sarah helps individuals to regroup, reboot and reinvent their career, build their resilience and discover who they truly are through one-to-one coaching, group coaching and even emergency sessions for immediate concerns. When working with organisations, teams and leaders, Sarah helps to improve employee retention & revenue growth and helps newly-promoted managers ‘step into’ their roles as leaders.
Furthermore, Sarah has an increasing media presence having previously been featured in the Metro, The Sun, Daily Express, Financial Times, The Guardian, Business Chief Middle East and Talented Ladies Club. Similarly, she is a seasoned speaker delivering presentations for Herts Chamber of Commerce, the Professional Speaking Association, Pearson Business School and the CIPD. Sarah is also the author of “From Vulnerable to Invincible”.
Founder of Purpol Marketing, Wiltshire, UK
Denise O’Leary was born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and retained her love of the countryside, now living in Chippenham with her husband, Malc, and a large selection of wildlife including their beloved hedgehogs.
Denise launched Purpol Marketing in 2014, as a home-based business offering brand, marketing and bid strategy consultancy specialising in the manufacturing and construction industries. From railway brake engineering via plastic drainage to construction, Denise saw the marketing ‘fluff’ delivered by some agencies and wanted to offer credible, hard-headed and logical suggestions to clients that actually work. Denise spotted a gap in the market for a tailored service for high-level bid support and marketing director expertise on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis. Winning has become a business for Denise, as a multi-award winner and professional bid writer, who has helped clients win opportunities valued at over £3.5bn. From marketing construction to chocolate, lingerie to legionella monitoring, the company Denise built has helped businesses of all types and sizes create winning marketing campaigns and successful bids.
Her love of winning started with ‘slogan’ competitions. Denise studied competitive behaviour as her thesis for a bachelor’s degree, gaining a first; and she wrote about the impact of the internet for her Master of Arts degree, gaining a distinction. From winning TVs to mountain bikes, holidays and even two years’ worth of tights, Denise understands what makes a compelling competition entry and has transferred this knowledge into winning business awards. Denise writes for many large companies and trains staff in bid writing. She also speaks nationally and internationally on “how to win”.
Denise is passionate about sharing her winning secrets so other business owners can gain recognition, and she has won dozens of awards herself alongside those for her clients including 2 International Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, Best Business Woman in Marketing, Best Independent Consultant and #GBEA GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year.
In January 2020, Denise is launching her new book Winner – How to Win Business Awards to share her proven award-winning process and help all businesses to find awards to enter, know what evidence to gather and the techniques for maximum entry standout.
Best-selling Author, Nutritionist, Relationship Therapist, https://marisapeer.com/, UK
There are few speakers today that have the wide experience and stellar reputation of Marisa Peer. Marisa has spent nearly three decades treating a client list that includes international superstars, CEOs, Royalty, and Olympic athletes. Her engaging and amusing talks are peppered with anecdotes from an unparalleled career in which she has helped thousands of people to overcome profound personal issues.
A best-selling author of five books, Marisa’s USP is that she teaches “simple steps that produce dramatic and life-changing results”. As a speaker she seamlessly brings her one-of-a-kind therapy techniques to the room, leaving her audiences both transfixed and transformed. Her acclaimed “I Am Enough ” program focuses on the thought patterns and mental habits that can be detrimental or beneficial to our success, depending on how we use them. When she reveals her fundamental rule – that all our emotional and personal problems come from us believing that we’re not ‘enough’ – and explains how to overcome it, the results are tremendous and dramatic.
Training early in her career as a child psychologist, Marisa later earned further qualifications from the Hypnosis Training Institute of Los Angeles and the Pritikin Longevity Centre. She is listed in the Tatler guide to Britain’s 250 Best Doctors – this guide lists the experts and pioneers in their field. Marisa has been described as a “great British pioneer” by Men’s Health magazine, and she is the only woman featured in an article on The Best Of British.
In 2015 Martisa created a brand new therapy method known as RTT (full). RTT has been taking the world by storm ever since, she has trained people in this method all over the world and is being critically acclaimed as the new go- to-therapy.
Marisa has also been a regular contributor for publications including; The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Red Magazine, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Closer, Men’s Fitness, Sunday People, The Best You, and many others.
Professional & Personal Development Expert & Speaker, https://onabrown.com/, USA
Ona Brown has made her mark as an expert in personal and professional transformation throughout the world, inspiring and motivating audiences in hundreds of cities in the U.S. as well as numerous locations abroad including England, Australia, South Africa and Sweden. Along with her consulting, coaching and corporate training firm, World Impact Now (WIN), Ona continues to blaze a trail of transformation, empowerment and leadership development, breaking down perceived barriers and speaking to people of all walks of life.
For over 23 years, Ona has dedicated her life to facilitating exceptional results in the lives of people of all ages. She has spoken before crowds large and small, including hundreds of youth in Buffalo, New York and 15,000 jazzed up participants at the New Orleans Superdome. With a style steeped in a feminine expression of empowerment, she nurtures the dreams of her listeners, and motivates with an embracing and compelling energy that transforms.
Some of Ona’s more prominent clients include luminaries from Fortune 500 companies, leaders in Academia, numerous faith-based organizations and giants of the multi-level marketing industry. A glimpse of her corporate roster includes American Airlines, British Petroleum, National Sales Network, Federal Reserve Bank, Miami Dade Airport, Deloitte, United Way Women Entrepreneurs… just to name a few.
For several years, Ona worked with her father, Les Brown, an international motivational speaker who has been named one of the top five speakers in the world. Ona rose in the ranks of his organization to top sales professional, customer relations specialist, top negotiator, and eventually served as the CEO of Les Brown Unlimited. Groomed for entrepreneurship, however, it was inevitable that Ona would branch out, launch her own business and share her powerful gifts with the world — honoring her desire to serve her highest purpose in her own unique way.
Ona has also given birth to numerous CDs, books, and other bodies of work that have helped transform people’s lives, including ‘How To Fall In Love With Your Life,’ ‘Discovering the Greatest You Ever,’ ‘Answer the Call,’ and ‘When the Seasons Change.‘
“Life is filled with accelerated change, pressing challenges and a boatload of choices. Now is the time to be authentic, be empowered and reclaim your dream! Your dream ownership is authorized by YOU!”- Ona Brown
Founder of UKG Lifestyle, https://www.ukglifestyle.co.uk/, UK
Natasha Waldron used to be a professional ballerina at The Royal Ballet Company. Reaching her 30s made her realise that she needed to leave the world of dance and prepare herself for the business world. Natasha started her business armed with little more than passion and determination. Her early career as a ballerina, taught her nothing about the commercial world, so it was a steep learning curve to overcome.
Eventually she established UKG Lifestyle in 2007, initially as a concierge company. However, her focus was on providing excellent cleaning services. The following two years were spent learning about business in general – payroll, invoicing, networking, marketing and understanding what clients wanted from a cleaning service. Armed with this knowledge, she began building the foundations of the business she has now, UKG Cleaning being the first in the UKG Lifestyle group.
As the business grew, Natasha started getting enquiries from the families of cleaning clients, asking if she could provide care services, due to her reliable and caring cleaning staff. The frequency of enquiries led her to realise there was a genuine need for good-quality, reliable care for clients in their own homes, and she felt compelled to do something about it. This evolved into UKG Care, the company was inspected in 2017 and rated ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for caring.
18 months ago Natasha took the next step and founded a training Academy, which now offers accredited and recognised qualifications for her own staff as well as other external organizations, named UKG Lifeskills. Along her new journey, the business has continued to enjoy steady growth and continued re-investment.
It is Natasha’s passion for learning and her own life experiences that have fuelled her desire to help others ‘be the best they can be’, through training, education and employment. Her company UKG Lifestyle now employs around 180 staff across all group companies and is on track for more branches for UKG Care, growth of commercial contracts for UKG Cleaning and has a 400+ trainee intake for UKG Lifeskills.
‘’I am a strong advocate of ‘living your best life’.Taking life into your own hands, realising you have choices and making the most of every opportunity. I believe that continual personal development gives us the strength to deal with whatever life throws at us and as a result allows us to be comfortable with our decisions and enjoy greater happiness.” –Natasha Waldron
Founder of Feeling Fab at 50, https://www.feelingfabat50.com/, Manchester, UK
Tina Ellis is the woman behind Feeling Fab at 50, a brand about pro-aging in a new and exciting way. She says, “Simply by making better choices every day you can improve your health, wealth and happiness tenfold!”
Tina knows how to create a successful life no matter what your circumstances. Despite coming from extremely humble beginnings Tina’s career started in the media industry at just 16 years old, she worked in the corporate world for 15 years and then became a full time mum. From there she went on to investing in property, and together with her husband to create a million pound buy-to-let portfolio in the North of England.
Tina’s passions are health, fitness, nutrition and self-development and it is from the evolution of this journey that Tina created her brand Feeling Fab at 50, she says fifty is the new forty, we are all living a lot longer and her mission is to help as many women as possible to live their later years in good health. As there is no point being given an extra 20 years on this beautiful earth to be laid in bed with ill health. Midlife is a time of change for most women, not only are women’s bodies changing but often their circumstances are too. The children fly the nest and women need to find their new purpose in life. This can be quite a difficult time for a lot of women, which is why Tina likes to openly and passionately share the very best concepts, tools, strategies and resources that she has discovered and continue to use that have made a measurable difference in her own life. Tina has helped change countless women’s lives this way. In order to create an extraordinary life and live the best version of you, she believes one must continually focus on 4 areas of our life.
Tina has also founded the 4 Step M.E.N.O. Action Plan, a plan about using 4 success habits daily to transform your overall health and wellbeing without feeling overwhelmed. For Tina, it’s about powerfully impacting women to live the best version of themselves using tools and techniques to empower the mind, body and soul. Tina is obsessed with sharing the success habits she has learned along the way and helping women and she has also written an ebook available on Amazon called The Ultimate Guide to Feeling Fab at 50.
“The key to changing is straightforward; all you need to do is make small smart changes, be consistent with them, and over a short period, you will see a radical difference.”
Founder of the award nominated PowerSystem, https://www.marinanewington.com/, UK
Marina Newington, the founder of award nominated PowerSystem, is an internationally-qualified IIN Health Coach, a Columbia Business School MBA, a best selling author and speaker.
Marina understands first-hand the pressures of the different roles required from women today. After working in finance and marketing for large companies, then raising a family of four children, she felt completely exhausted: physically, mentally, and emotionally.
This exhaustion and lack of motivation led Marina on a personal journey to regain balance in her life, find more time, restore energy, and rediscover her confidence. In short: she had to get her POWER back.
Having gone through this journey herself, Marina wanted to help other women who were struggling with similar issues. She retrained and qualified as an International Health Coach at IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition) and began working with women to make them feel good about themselves again.
With the insights she gained from going through her personal transformation, and her early work with women in similar situations, Marina created PowerSystem, a 5-step process for clarifying goals and removing the obstacles to success to get the confidence and energy to take on the world!
Today, Marina works with entrepreneurial women to set the groundwork in their own lives so they can clarify their goals, set realistic tasks and create a roadmap to find success in their chosen fields. Marina helps women live their best lives through her unique methodology, coaching, and public speaking.