Team

Produced by Emmy Award Winner

Marci Klein (Klein Creatives Medias)

Since her graduation from University of California at San Diego in 1987 with a BS degree in communications, Marci Klein has dedicated her career to the reality TV genre.  She is currently a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Producer’s Guild of America.

She’s produced, directed and written for some of the most recognizable programs in syndication, cable and Network Television, including Fox’s “Celebrity Boxing” WB’s “Elimidate Deluxe”, “Dr. Phil”,  “The Swan”, and “The Insider” to name a few.

Marci has had numerous nominations and has earned a Los Angeles Emmy award for her work with the Blind children’s Center. Marci has also earned a Cable Ace award for work with the Los Angeles Fire Department.   Her early work aired at the “Women in Film” and “Mill Valley” Film Festivals.

 

Jeff Hoffman (Founder of Priceline) – Featured Mentored

Jeff Hoffman 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.

 

Nadine Lajoie – TV Host, Co-Founder, President & CEOpic_Nadine_from_Ken_Rochon_crop.jpeg

International Award-Winning Entrepreneur (16 awards), Speaker and America’s High Speed Success Coach, Nadine Lajoie (pronounced lage-wah) was retired and millionaire at age 41 and also became a “Champion Motorcycle Racer who Sings like an Angel”, Radio Host and Co-Founder of “Teen CEO Reality TV Show”.  She trains and “IN-Powers” entrepreneurs worldwide to ACHIEVE high performance, ACCELERATE success, INCREASE Productivity and BUILD systems, with her “Prosperity R.A.C.I.N.G System™”.  Nadine is also the founder of the ultimate experience “R.A.C.I.N.G. TO SUCCESS™”, the world premiere leadership training at the racetrack for business and entrepreneurs, where her energy, knowledge and experience will guide and TRANSFORM you at 180 mph!

Featured on USA Today, ABC, FOX and CBS Money Watch, #1 Best-Selling Author of “Win The Race of Life”, 4 times Book Award finalist (USA/London), she also co-authored with Les Brown, another #1 Best-Seller book: ”Fight for your Dreams”.  Nadine was featured in magazines along with Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump and Zig Ziglar and shared big stages like TEDx, California Women’s Conference, among Top Speakers in the Country like Jamie Lee Curtis, Les Brown, Tom Hopkins, Marcia Cross, Jeane Houston, Marianne Williamson, Stedman Graham, Michael B. Beckwith, Dr. John Gray, Adam Markel, Berny Dohrmann, just to name a few.

Her Mission: Create motivating and inspiring programs (live events, TV shows and online products), utilizing the metaphor of motorcycle racing as a powerful and energetic medium to provide positive and uplifting inspiration for business and life.

Her Vision: Being a worldwide role model by speaking & singing around the world, to motivate and “In-Power” millions of entrepreneurs and women from 15-45, to overcome adversities and never give up.

DO you want to know why Nadine is the TV Host & Co-Founder of the TEEN CEO SHOW?  Press Kit Available HERE

 

Mike Reality ShowMike Jones – Co-Founder & Co-Creator

Business owner and entrepreneur since 1984, Mike Jones is the creator and co-founder of TEEN CEO TV Reality Show; after owning 6 businesses, managing employees and creating strong teams for different projects. From education and ecology, theme parks and the family entertainment industry, his extensive entrepreneurial experience lead him to create a better life for others and give-back to the teens in a big way!



pic_Ernest.jpgErnest – Country Director & Business Strategist in South Africa

Ernst Kuhlmann started his working career in clothing retail, after which he ventured into the corporate world knowing retail had limitations at his age. He kicked off his corporate career in a labour consultancy specializing in recruitment, labour relations and policy & procedure development.  After a company merger, Ernst was exposed to more involved organisational development projects, where he not only became Sales Director, but also headed up a number of consulting and development projects for major blue-chip companies. He was a shareholder in Network Dynamics, but he needed to spread his wings and ventured into the marketing field having joined Media Republic.  Here he started Club Republic as an experiential agency focusing on major national campaigns for a number of top brands. After a split in the partnership, Club Republic was rebranded as BLACK and has managed launch events, activations, brand development initiatives, CSI projects, Sponsorship opportunities and other strategic consultation.

Ernst has experience in different areas, including brand development, brand management, concept creation including national brand and product promotions as well national brand and product launch events, event management, strategy design, development and implementation.  He is also bringning to the TV show additional skills and experience like: retail, merchandising, client service training, sales training, branch management, human resources, talent management, labour relations, training and development, organisational development, client service campaigns, business process re-engineering, consulting, CSI project development and ROI innovation.


Pic_Stephen_Christensen_concordia_UCI_photo_2014.jpgStephen D. Christensen – School Coordinator and Curriculum Supervisor

Dean of School of Business & Executive Vice President, Concordia University, Irvine

Stephen is an entrepreneur catalyst and business start-up coach who passionately works to help people and organizations achieve their growth goals.  He delights in training people to start new businesses. He is an encourager and certified entrepreneurship instructor who teaches entrepreneurship to MBA students at Concordia as well as special weekend Business Launch workshop at churches. In 2012, he founded of the internationally-recognized Teen Entrepreneur Academy, (www.cui.edu/tea) a one-week residential business startup academy held each summer at Concordia University in Irvine, CA.  Over 100 teenagers from 10 different states and 2 countries have participated.  He is a frequent speaker and instructor in the business school and business/church communities teaching entrepreneurship and how to start and grow a business using best business practices and Biblical insights.

He is both an intrepreneur and entrepreneur who helped launch five enterprises: a business communications company, a private equity investment company, a roundtable program for CEOs, a non-profit ministry and an entrepreneurship training program. As a business and ministry leader, he draws upon his experiences in leadership, management, marketing and fund raising to design and implement new initiatives and innovative programs.

Since 2001, Stephen Christensen has served Concordia University as Executive Vice President and in January 2014 was selected as Dean of the School of Business. (www.cui.edu) overseeing the external community relations programs.  In 2007, he founded Faith and Work Life, (www.faithandworklife.org) a nonprofit discipleship ministry that coordinates seminars, workshops and conferences designed to help Christians integrate their faith and their work.  Stephen Christensen has 30-years’ experience working in higher education, starting in 1983 with University of California, Irvine (UCI) then serving Cal. State University San Bernardino, followed by serving as Executive VP at Chapman University.

 

Prof. Dr. Matthew Kuofie, MBA, PhD – International Advisor

Prof Kuofie is 1) a world renowned distinguished university executive, 2) a global business executive, and 3) a politician — a former United States Congressional candidate..

He holds a PhD in Systems Engineering from Oakland University, Michigan; an MBA in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, Illinois; and an MS in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, Virginia. He also holds a BS in Statistics and Mathematics .

Dr. Kuofie is a former United States Congressional candidate. He ran in the Michigan 9th Congressional District in the November 2, 2010 General Elections.  Prof. Dr. Kuofie ran for the Beverly Hills, Michigan, United States, City (Village) Council during the November 4, 2008 United States General Election.

Dr. Kuofie facilitates financing of projects in countries all around the world and is also a renowned global consultant in business, management, marketing, and finance..  He is a member of the Madonna University Council for International Education, USA. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Garden City University College. He also serves as the president/executive director of the Global Strategic Institute, USA, the online educational branch of GSMI.


Shane Belceto – Executive Coordinator

Shane Belceto inspires others and coaches others to be and do more. He loves anything and everything Mickey Mouse, working with teens and youths of all ages, leading and working on mission trips worldwide, and energetically skipping around the globe while helping others. Shane will always be a kid at heart and puts his heart fully into all he does. Shane loves working with others hands on and side by side and lives his life with the TEAM spirit …(T=together E=everyone A=achieves M=MORE).

 

Mina Watkins – Red Carpet Event Coordinator

Featured author in the #1 best-selling book, ‘The Power of Persistence’ and a featured coach alongside John Assaraf and Brian Tracy in the movie, ‘The Power of Coaching’, Mina Watkins is an insightful Business Coach, Speaker, and Author of an upcoming book titled “Change: A Revolution From Within.” She is known as the Trusted Confidant that her clients consult with to have true lasting shifts and results. She is an expert at coaching creative visionaries, entrepreneurs and business owners to dream bigger, play bigger, and live bigger. Her clients are powerful leaders in the community, and they live happy, authentic lives with greater clarity and a sense of purpose while producing extraordinary results in their personal and professional lives. For more information about Mina’s coaching programs, visit www.CoachMinaWatkins.com