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March 21, 2019
Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and what Business Week deemed the entrepreneurs cult classic, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and regularly travels the globe as entrepreneurial advocate.
Mike is a multi-time speaker for the prestigious TED platform, has published four books that have been translated into over 15 languages, and is a regular 5-star keynote speaker for business associations, entrepreneurial organizations, and corporations. As the editor of Entrepreneur Magazine put it “Michalowicz is rapidly becoming the most innovative business author of our time.”
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April 18, 2019
A graduate of the University of Tennessee‐Knoxville, Dane Bradshaw earned his B.S. in Communications in just three years and an M.S. in Sport Management during his fourth year. While at UT, Bradshaw lettered in basketball all four years and was voted team captain by his teammates in his junior and senior seasons. In fact, Bradshaw has never been on a basketball team where he wasn’t named captain. Sports Illustrated named Bradshaw captain of the “All‐Glue” team which recognizes players who do all the small, unselfish things that hold a team together. Bradshaw finished his accomplished athletic career amongst the top 10 all time leaders in assists, steals, and games played for the Vols. As a result, head coach Bruce Pearl endowed a $100,000 scholarship in his name for an athlete who “epitomizes the commitment to academic achievement, athletic excellence, hard work, and personal faith exhibited by Dane Bradshaw during his four year career.” He is also the author of “Vertical Leap: Inside the Rise of Tennessee Basketball.” Bradshaw played professional basketball in Holland during the 2007‐ 2008 season and was recently one of twenty players named to University of Tennessee’s All Century Team which celebrated its 100 year anniversary of Tennessee men’s basketball.
Prior to his career at The University of Tennessee‐Knoxville, Bradshaw lettered four years for White Station High School in Memphis, TN where the Spartans were ranked in the top 10 nationally three out of four years and also won the AAA State Championship three times during Bradshaw’s career under Coach Terry Tippett. Bradshaw was first team All‐State, MVP of State Tourney, Gatorade Player of the Year, and two time team captain.
Bradshaw was born and raised in Memphis, TN by Mike & Linda Bradshaw along with three older siblings Ryan, Cody, and Bridget all of which played collegiate basketball. Dane and his wife, Julia, have three children (Baylor 6, Millie 5, Brooklyn 4) and are expecting a fourth. He is currently President and COO for Thunder Enterprises, a land development company based out of Chattanooga, TN that he has been with since August of 2008 and President since 2011. Their primary project is Jasper Highlands, a 9,000 acre mountaintop community which Bradshaw help launch in 2012, that has become the faster growing gated community in Tennessee where they’ve also successfully started Jasper Highlands Homes‐ their custom home building division. Bradshaw also serves as a basketball analyst for the SEC Network.
May 23, 2019
The best advice Josh ever received was from a man he met on a plane who shared, “Take advice from people who are living the way you want to live.” Since then Josh changed his career from a classically trained professional musician, to teaching yoga, to selling signs, to insurance production, to consulting, and now running an expanding financial strategy team focused on protecting business owners most valuable assets, their team. He runs his life by always looking to the “who” has the desired end game and working backwards.
Josh trained into the arts of profound communication and listening and builds his career in coaching and negotiation. His ability to extract an opportunity for massive growth emerges with clever patience as he listens to his clients. Paired with aggressive accountability tactics and his ability to teach, his clients’ performance explodes once armed with the verbal and auditory tools to make them extraordinarily effective in the market and in their lives. From increasing sales, to marketing insight, and management/executive communication consulting, Josh disrupts the patterns and challenges his clients to really deal with their words and because he pushes and demands, his clients win BIG.
He lives in Minneapolis with his fiancé, Kärsten. The two share multiple 3+ hour walks together every weekend (usually about 20,000 steps each weekend day). When not immersed in a book, with a client, on the phone, or on a walk with Kärsten, Josh is a competitive martial arts practitioner and will be testing for his black belt in the coming years in a kenpo karate and Kung Fu.
June 20th, 2019
Million Dollar Message