Our Mentors

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Jeff Hoffman – Founder of Priceline and many more!  Jeff is a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.com. uBid.com, CTI, ColorJar, and more.

Today Jeff serves on the boards of companies in the US, Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia. He supports entrepreneurs and small businesses on a worldwide basis, serving on the global advisory boards of Global Entrepreneurship Week (supporting entrepreneurship in over 130 countries), the US State Department’s GIST program (Global Innovation through Science and Technology, working in 49 emerging nations), the APEC Startup Initiative (the Asia Pacific Economic Council’s 21-member nation association), and many others. He supports the White House, the State Department, USAID, and similar organizations internationally on economic growth initiatives and entrepreneurship programs.

Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, having been invited to speak in over 50 countries. He speaks on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and business leadership, and is currently writing a book on how to scale a business, which will be published worldwide in the summer of 2014. Jeff also teaches innovation workshops to major corporations on a regular basis.

Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Jeff received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the national CEO council for his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, as well as receiving the 2012 Champion of Entrepreneurship Award from JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Rising Tide Capital.

Outside of the world of technology, Jeff has produced movies in Hollywood, has produced musical events including concerts, tours, and charity events with such artists as Elton John, Britney Spears, NSYNC, and others, and serves on numerous charity and non-profit boards.

 

Helice “Sparky” Bridges is electric! Her humor, story-telling and world renowned acknowledgment leadership training brings out the greatness in all people in a minute or less. “Sparky” is a renowned speaker, trainer, author and advocate for children’s rights.

Known as The First Lady of Acknowledgement, Helice is the creator of the world famous “Who I Am Makes A Difference”® Blue Ribbon Acknowledgment Ceremony. In the past 30 years, this message has impacted over 35 million people worldwide and has been translated into 11 languages. read more

 

Bill Walsh is the CEO/Founder of Business Coaching/Venture Capital firm Powerteam International. Bill hosts and speaks at events all over the world! His passion is to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to create massive success. He loves to help people to understand specifically what it takes to build successful companies. He is an accomplished author, speaker, radio personality and movie celebrity. He has a very successful background in finance and marketing. He has spent two decades working with start-ups to major global brands increasing sales, productivity and overall success. He is an innovator with a remarkable ability to determine and dictate success strategy to seize global market opportunities. read more

Burke Franklin is the founder & CEO of JIAN (jee’-on) Software, a successful Silicon Valley software company renowned for BizPlanBuilder, the popular software system for producing a comprehensive business plan. Burke graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in business economics, plus a minor in electrical engineering. In his senior year, Burke started “The Auto Exchange,” a do-it-yourself used car business that he ran from his fraternity apartment. Then he got his first real job as a “field sales engineer” for Texas Instruments selling electronic components. (He actually helped electrical engineers design TI stuff into their products.) Besides working in sales and management for mostly high-tech companies, his career also includes a position as the Electronics Buyer and a copywriter for the Sharper Image Catalog. read more

Eldonna Lewis Fernandez: Don’t let the pink fool you. Deployed to the Middle East after 9/11 and retired from active duty as a contract negotiator in the U.S. Air Force in 2003 after 23 years of honorable service, retired Master Sergeant Eldonna Lewis Fernandez is a force to be reckoned with. Trained to survey every room she enters and keep her back to the wall, she reveals the impact of stress and trauma in combating faulty decision-making as she trains women how to re-think and re-direct their energies for higher performance and better bottom-line professional and personal decisions. Her audiences learn from Eldonna’s life lessons as she gives them the power tools to develop discipline and successfully negotiate personally and professionally by first applying the GoPINK Rules of Engagement: read more

Greg Writer: As the youngest individual to own and operate an investment banking firm at the age of 21, Greg Writer has had over 30 years of experience in capital formation, mergers, acquisitions, and millions of dollars raised for companies such as Home Shopping Network, Go Video and many more. With his experience in the financial world he has been able to successfully fund and support hundreds of entrepreneurs and their companies.

As a marketing expert, entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and CEO of a handful of companies, Greg is dedicated to educating and protecting young children online while teaching them the fundamentals of money and finance. read more

Craig Duswalt is the creator of the RockStar System For Success – How to Achieve RockStar Status in Your Industry.

Craig’s background includes touring with Guns N’ Roses, as Axl Rose’s personal manager, and Air Supply, as the band’s personal assistant.

In his presentations, Craig shares numerous stories of his days with Guns N’ Roses and Air Supply, and behind-the-scenes encounters with some of the biggest names in entertainment; people like Bono, U2, Metallica, Queen, Kurt Cobain, Steven Tyler, Liz Taylor, Liza Minnelli, George Michael, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Robert Plant, Elton John, Gianni Versace, Rolling Stones, Nine Inch Nails, Dave Navarro, Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Michael Hutchense, and a bunch more. read more

Linda Samuels has created Seaside Enterprises. Her vision is to empower, to inspire, and to change the world, one client at a time.

BillionaireBabies, LLC, was established in 2007 by its current CEO, Linda Samuels. Linda founded the company to help parents and children develop the skills they need in order to become successful entrepreneurs. Our plan at BillionaireBabies is to empower children, ages 3-23, with the confidence and the skills to be able to start and maintain their own successful business and so that each child can be the best they can possibly be. Our program focuses on increasing self-esteem, establishing independence, and learning how to succeed. read more

With more to come soon …