Allison Sutter, M.Ed: Best selling author & Contemporary spiritual teacher

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My Native Admission Statement: I am a best selling author and contemporary spiritual teacher, highly acclaimed for my ability to seamlessly blend spirituality and practical self-help information making it relevant to daily life. I’m able to take challenging spiritual concepts and explain them in a way that is logical. So much of spirituality is esoteric and be hard to apply to daily life. Its can seem far removed from every day life. I take “woo-woo” topics and help clients makes sense of them in everyday life, such as “Why does this [insert bad this here] keep happening to me?!” and “How do I change it from the inside out?” My aspirations are really quite simple. I want to continue to grow as a spiritual being having a physical experience. I aspire to know more than I did yesterday, about myself, my thoughts, beliefs and what I’m capable of, so that I can share my experiences with others. I strive to always have enough money for good food, comfortable shelter and travel. I would love to write more books, children’s picture books and adults self-help, and it would be icing on the cake if books helped someone else in some positive way.

Career advice to those in my industry?

This will sound harsh, but it doesn’t mean to be. It also doesn’t apply to everyone; I’m generalizing when I say ….. Personal development coaches, life coaches and self-help gurus can stop telling their clients what to do and when to do it. That doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be some type of system in place that the coach has set up. There should be. You need to have a structure of some sort set up or there’s confusion on the part of the client. Where things go wrong is when the coach doesn’t understand or trust that everyone has an inner guidance system that is their best source of advice as to what to do, what action steps to take, next. Where I see a need for change in the idea that is a person doesn’t follow the advice of the coach that they won’t ever be successful. That’s simply not true. Having steps, or a system, in place is critical for student success. However, this system might not be ideal for every client you enroll. With Accelerate Your Mojo, I understood that for a system to work, and be viable for the masses, it has to be easily personalized. For example, if setting goals doesn’t work for a client but all you have in your box of trick is goal setting, can the system be changed to accommodate this clients unique needs?

Michelle Mekky: Mekky Media Founder

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My Native Admission Statement: I have more than 20 years of experience as a broadcast journalist and PR executive, leading award-winning marketing and PR campaigns for some of the nation’s biggest brands and diverse businesses—from start-ups to global powerhouses. I think that after all these years in the industry, what I’ve learned about myself is that I know how to tell a good story. I can take a company or a person and right away identify what’s newsworthy about them and what will be of interest to the media. That’s a valuable service that I can offer in my business, and it’s an important skill to have for anyone who wants to to excel in the PR world. “Every day is a new day.” I like that I have the opportunity to start over again each morning. Of course there are times that I beat myself up, whether it’s business related or about my self-care, like eating unhealthy food or not sleeping enough. But I try to remember that tomorrow I can put forth my best effort once again. I usually meditate and get myself in the right frame of mind to start over. I’m grateful for every new day.

How did you get into the Industry?

My experience with the industry really it started in high school when my English teacher recommended I try for a position at the school newspaper. I had never tried journalism before and once I got into it I absolutely loved it. I eventually became editor-in-chief and set my sights on studying journalism in college. I ended up going to Northwestern University, because I lived close by, and it had the best journalism school in the country. The school had a television studio, and I had the opportunity to anchor news shows. That experience inspired me to purse a career in broadcast journalism. It was only after working at Fox for 12 years that I started to really think about PR. I had been pitched by so many publicists as a senior producer, and I felt that I had developed a knowledge of what it would take to be good at PR. So I decided to cross to the other side.

James Sun: Beautytap Founder & CEO

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My Native Admission Statement: I am an entrepreneur, managing partner, and angel investor of several companies. I’ve been a fan of good skincare since I was a little kid. My mom was probably a big influence on that. I would rub my face with the inside of orange peels thinking that the acid will neutralize the oil on my face. Then, as I progressed my career in consumer tech, it was a natural progression to start an omnichannel online/offline business within the hot beauty sector. Originally, the inspiration for the business was to allow anyone around the world to discover and purchase cross border beauty products. This is still the vision, but we are realizing the importance of omnichannel since touch and feel are a huge part of beauty discovery. Now, after launching our first brick-and-mortar store, our vision is to maintain a physical presence where people can try samples from all types of products in person before making a final purchase online.

What’s next? In the next 18 months, we plan on opening up 5 more flagship premium stores and more than 50 automated popups so customers can touch and feel the products before making a purchase. We are also planning to launch some new product lines as we have found some gaps in the market through our data points. Lastly, we are launching an online television show called BeautytapTV that will feature top beauty experts and celebs sharing the latest on their beauty and skincare secrets. This show will launch in December 2018.

Chris Paquette: DeepIntent CEO & Co-founder

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My Native Admission Statement: I am a technologist and innovator who serves as CEO and Co-founder of DeepIntent, an AI-powered marketing platform. At DeepIntent, we deliver frictionless service. Our goal is that our services are delivered without stress and our customers find delight in the simplicity of working with DeepIntent. I’ve always maintained that the easiest way to earn motivation is to build an environment that correctly aligns talent with projects and roles that challenge and force people to learn new skills. When combined with keeping members of the team as close to the client as possible, the team at DeepIntent sees their own growth and the value of their work reflected in the value they’re delivering daily to our clients.Never settle; always keep learning. If you’re in sales, expose yourself to the tech side. If you’re in tech, learn what motivates the clients. You can always apply learnings from various parts of the business to your current role.

Emerging Industry Trends? What we see happening, like many others in the industry are predicting, is a convergence of martech and adtech. It’s quickly becoming impossible to talk about one without talking about the other. Conversations and topics related to this are identify graphs, data onboarding, 1:1 deterministic audiences, personalized messaging, all together comprising what we call Intelligent Programmatic, which DeepIntent is building.

Simon Tam: Entrepreneur, Author, Musician, Activist, & Troublemaker

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My Native Admission Statement: I’m a self-proclaimed artist, activist, author, and troublemaker who likes to shake things up with unconventional conversations fueled by compassion. I’m known for starting the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band, winning a landmark case at the U.S Supreme Court, having the world record for most number of TEDx talks, being a serial entrepreneur, and relentlessly fighting for marginalized communities. I believe all of our actions should be grounded in our values and that apathy is not compatible with love. My biggest success so far is inspiring another generation of Asian American artists and activists through my work. Also, getting shout-outs from Ruth Bader Ginsburg. My aspiration is to never be complacent in the face of injustice. I would be honored to be able to continue doing the work that I do.

How did you get into the industry?

I first stepped into the worlds of involved with arts and activism when I made the decision to start The Slants, an Asian American band that would provide a bold portrayal of our community’s culture. Little did I know that this would resonate with so many others. That got me involved with numerous organizations which taught me about public policy development, social justice, and grassroots community activism. That eventually put me on the path to the Supreme Court, to fight for civil rights and civil liberties. Running a band is also like running a startup: you have to find your target audience, raise capital, build a brand, find distribution, and so on, so it was also a great lesson in entrepreneurship as well. I leveraged that experience to start multiple other businesses, both in and out of the entertainment industry. This helped me learn ideas like strategic philanthropy, purpose-driven companies, and addressing problems with unconventional solutions. If you ever want to learn how to be a jack-of-all trades, just go on tour with a punk band: you’ll learn survival techniques real quick.

Dr. Kate Stone: Novalia Founder & Creative Scientist


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My Native Admission Statement: I’m a creative scientist, I have a first degree in electronics and a PhD in Physics, but what I enjoy the most is working with what and who is around me combined with our skills and knowledge to creatively express ideas and develop products that are impactful in some way to other peoples lives. I am passionately myself, love adventure and quite addicted to disappearing into the wilderness and sleeping on top of a mountain or deep in the forest when its twenty below despite being terrified every time! I want to create products that do not have an ego, product experiences that are magical, with technology that is invisible. I want the experience to be about the person using it and not about what it says about the person who created it. I also want to create products and experiences that are not just about removing friction from someones journey, products that sometimes slow a person down and help them connect with a moment, good friction in a product experience can make a moment meaningful, memorable and mindful.

Your most difficult moment at the Business?

I feel like the most difficult times are when you don’t know how you can move on over a hurdle and onto the next step, where you feel that you are not an expert at what you need to do and feel totally out of your depth. What I have realised though is many of the greatest things ever achieved where by first timers, people without the skills or training that would otherwise have told them not to even attempt what they are trying to do. Every pioneer is the first to tread in places no one has stood and do the things no one knows how to do, I use this thought to inspire me continue doing what I do.

Stephen Harvill: Creative Ventures President & CEO

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My Native Admission Statement: Great ideas need to lead to great strategies and great strategies need to DIRECTLY impact a company's goals. My company creates that formula - idea to strategy to impact. We have 35 years of success working with Fortune 100 companies around that simple formula. We do this through SEVEN core strategic programs that we present and teach. We also consult in the application of these strategies to the operations of our clients. The discipline of being able to create a new idea, a perspective around a problem, solution, or skill set needs to be learned and my background in science has provided just that. I can take an original or existing idea and take an organization through the three part IDEA JOURNEY. This is a simple process that creates enrollment and begins with “I get it”, moves to “I value it”, and ends with “I can apply it in the context of what I do”. We want to be a valued partner for every company we work with. A valued partner transgresses single engagements and develops deep relationships. From a personal side, I am a surprisingly private person and love time with my family. I love being outside and have been an athlete since I was eight.

Inspiration for the business idea, and your vision for the Business?

After college I was lucky to land in the ski resort design business and soon discovered the high levels of complexity around the various elements of design, construction and management. I offered a simplified version of one aspect of the business and that success launched Creative Ventures. Complexity if the single greatest barrier to success. It leads to an overall lack of engagement around ideas, strategies, and projects. I learned how to simplify even the most complex models and applied that commitment to simplification to Creative Ventures. My vision for the company was small. Yes, small was my primary strategy. I wanted a low overhead model that allowed us the luxury of choosing only the projects we wanted to pursue. The freedom of scale creates a staggering level of opportunity IF you understand how to be successful and small. It has been a great formula for over 35 years.

Esamatti Vuolle: Product Owner


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My Native Admission Statement: I love innovating and implementing new for customers never forgetting best possible customer experience. I would say that the best experience is effortless experience so that customers does not even recognize it when it happen, like a magic. I get things done and I have ability to transform something strong into something superb. My passion is to change the world through digital experience.

How did you get into the industry?

Travel industry has always fascinated me. In travel we are making timeless memories and giving positive impact to people’s life’s. We are also huge enabler for both business and people to make world smaller and open for possibilities to everyone – everyday. We also give people permission to dream and make those dreams come true. Travel planning is one of the biggest getaways in today’s hectic everyday.

Chef Danielle Leoni: The Breadfruit & Rum Bar Owner


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My Native Admission Statement: I am known for seafood and sustainability. The Breadfruit & Rum Bar is a Jamaican restaurant and rum bar at heart. I want to show the nation that Jamaican food is beautiful, complex and deserves to be celebrated just as any other revered cuisine. This mission has become my platform for change. Through my food, I am able to shape our supply chain, food system, how people think about food and in turn their relationship with food. I have a decade long vision of my work inspiring others to choose to support fishers and farmers who are practicing their craft in harmony with the planet. Practicing patience, empathy and listening makes me the best version of myself. Stopping myself from making assumptions and always being willing to hear another point of view.

How do you motivate others?

Motivation comes from a sense of purpose. We are not just cooks, waiters and bartenders. We change the world with each guest we serve. Helping my team understand that greeting a guest, filling a glass of water and offering food has a real impact on the lives of our farmers and fishers, their families, our community, our state, our nation and in turn our planet is motivation enough. We are a part of the future, the density of our planet. We are changemakers.

Darrah Brustein: Serial Entrepreneur & Networking Guru

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My Native Admission Statement: I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I was put on this planet to be a connector. I’m best and putting the puzzle pieces together of who should know whom for the advancement of both. Equal parts teacher, connecter, and founder, my work stands for entrepreneurial empowerment. In the fall of 2018, I launched "Life by Design, Not by Default" sharing stories with visionaries like Deepak Chopra, Adam Grant and Jen Sincero in a 45 speaker online summit reaching over 7,000 people. For the past 10 years, I founded and scaled two businesses in tandem: a networking events company serving 30,000+ people and a payment processing company spanning 38 states. As a writer and interviewer, my articles have been read by over 1 million people across Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Thrive Global.  My motivating motto is "build a life of your own design, a career to fund it, and a network to support it" which has inspired thousands to reach higher and dream bigger. Most recently, I launched the video series “Diving Deep With Deepak & Darrah” to make deep topics relatable and translatable into your life. Also, don’t take yourself too seriously.

Career advice to those in your industry?

Stay true to yourself. There are a lot of entrepreneurs, specifically those in the digital content space, who get caught up comparing themselves to how everyone else is doing it. So, they mimic their style, and water down their authentic voice and message. Thus, not standing out. There is one you. Own it. Also, be sure the business you create is in service to the life you want. I was guilty of getting on the hustle/grind/burnout wagon so that I could build a ‘bigger is better’ company. Until, I realized that I was neglecting my values and things I cared about for years. Then, I reverse-engineered my companies to work in favor of the life I wanted, not consume it.

Barbara Bickham: Trailyn Ventures Founder & CTO


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My Native Admission Statement: I Tech, Teach, Mentor. As Foiunder & CTO of Trailyn Ventures, I help put companies onto the Blockchain WifAX & AI companies creating the next gen investors, entrepreneurs and workforce. I like to help people, so sharing my technical ability via Trailyn Ventures is why this was created. My vision is to be able to help as many companies as possible, learn and adopt Blockchain technology. My aspirations are to always be learning; Being the best version of myself. I was just nominated for CTO of the year and making the short list. It was a great experience. Met a lot of wonderful Women who are doing great things throughout the Tech industry. It’s important for us to connect and collaborate.

Any emerging industry trends?

Mass adoption is coming into the industry in several ways. Chat (telegram, WhatsApp), Cell Phones (Samsung and Apple) are enabling payments via crypto currency. Exchanges like Coinbase are using credit cards to empower crypto currency payments. This trend will only grow. Consolidation is an opportunity. Who’s going to start buying what for exits? Who can get a bargain because of a purchase? More large companies will come into the market. This will increase the demand for new skill sets, knowledge, and scaling of the technology and businesses.

Jared Lindzon: Freelance journalist, Public speaker & Media consultant


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My Native Admission Statement: When I began thinking about what I want to do with my life as a child, I decided my life would be well lived if I could “do cool shit and write about it” for a living. Today I not only write about it, I speak about it as well. Whether in the pages of Fast Company, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, the New York Times or my own website, NoWordLimit.Blog, whether on stage with rockstars in New Orleans, political analysts in Dallas or business leaders in Lisbon, my career and my life is an endless pursuit of all things a younger version of myself would categorize as cool, and the stories that result. I’m not where I am because I am a particularly talented writer and journalist; There are far too many writers who are on a much higher level of talent yet are still struggling financially for that to be true. I am where I am because I’m particularly talented at hustling. Whatever your grind, whatever your industry, the talent is only as profitable as the hustle behind it.

How did you get into the industry?

My first foray into journalism was a volunteer gig at my school paper, and I instantly fell in love with it. Within that small ecosystem of the university campus I could see how my work was received by readers everyday, and even see changes on campus that resulted from the stories I pursued. From there I went to journalism school and completed my master’s, but I really owe my career to an unpaid internship at the National Post. Though I didn’t make a penny, it was the most valuable experience of my career thus far.

Christian Schauf: Uncharted Supply Co Founder & CEO

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My Native Admission Statement: My goal is to build a brand that’s making a meaningful difference in the safety of people’s lives. Personally, I hope to someday have a family someday and raise a couple people who also impact the world in their own way. I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where we had clones, a biodiesel plant and thousands of acres of crops. I played in a band around the world for a decade. I’ve traveled to Iraq 40 times and had my 30th birthday party in Sadaam’s bedroom. I’ve started a couple companies, had a few successful exits. I’ve recorded with Prince, SCUBA dived with Richard Branson, and trained with some of the best athletes in the world. I’ve climbed some of the world’s tallest mountains, completed Ironmans and spent weeks in the Yukon hunting the largest animals in North America. My weakness is chocolate chip cookie dough.I used to think being a jack of all trades was a bad thing – and that to truly succeed, I needed to be an expert. Today, I find it’s the opposite - being able to transition from product development, to marketing, to content, to business at a high level, and a level that continues to raise every day. I’ve built our website, written copy for ads, created products, appeared on shark tank, met with investors, and negotiated with our factories all in the same few days. I have a well-rounded view of our brand that helps me make smart decisions across the board.

Your key initiatives for the success of the Business?

I’m the CEO, but I’m also the cleaning person. We all wear a lot of hats in this startup phase and we all share in the successes. Our launch on Indiegogo was a meaningful moment that let me know my idea was on point. Shark Tank took things up an entire new level, but I’m most proud of our team’s ability to build products, market them, and make a profit without any big exposure moments. We are building a brand that people trust, respect and love. That’s pretty cool.

Lora Haddock: Lora DiCarlo Founder

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My Native Admission Statement: I am stubborn, thoughtful, and often loud, most of the women in my line are. I like to observe people, to get inside the way others think and unravel what makes them who they are, what motivates them, what they’re afraid of, in the process I find more pieces of myself and unearth my own path. I realize that my own journey is not my own; it is crafted and molded by those who come and go in my life and how mine enters and exits theirs. I enjoy creating because there is not only my need, but the needs of others, and to create for others, first you have to understand them. in the whole world. I’m an “anatomy geek” and have over a decade of experience in healthcare, I became fascinated with the psychological, physiological, and anatomical aspects of the female orgasm. After an honorable discharge from the US Navy and enrolling in a pre-med program, I set off drawing on years of research and anatomical data that I had gathered from hundreds of women to design functional product specifications determined to produce the perfect orgasm. I founded Lora DiCarlo in 2017 and began my journey towards launching new physiologically appropriate health and wellness products for women and people with vaginas.

Career advice to those in your industry?

The only person that can stand in your way is yourself. People will try to deter you, sometimes distinctly, they may muddy your path, they may laugh at you for having dreams, and that’s when you push harder. That’s when you find allies and you surround yourself with them. That’s when you arm yourself with knowledge and determination. That’s when you stand your ground to fight the good fight because you belong here. Keep going because you never know when you’ll have an opportunity to change the world -- and I hope you take it.

Joanna Popper: Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment, HP


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My Native Admission Statement: I am a Hollywood and Silicon Valley media executive I was selected as “50 Women Can Change the World in Media and Entertainment,” “Top Women in Digital: Game Changers,” “101 Women Leading the VR Industry” and is on the Coalition for the Women in XR Fund. The two areas that I have found most interesting in recent roles are content creation and the fast-moving and innovative pace of digital change. VR is the perfect intersection of these passions.Achieve a world, a work force, and leadership structures where we are all represented. My aspiration is to achieve a world, a work force, and leadership structures where we are all represented. Let’s build a new wave in computing, let’s make sure all of our voices are represented in this wave of computing and make a positive impact for another woman or URG in tech.

Ideal experience for a customer/client?

I was on the media and TV side for a long time prior to HP. The person who focuses on Enterprise/ Military/First Responder Training for VR was a Marine. Many of the people in our Omen esports and gaming division were professional gamers at the highest levels. HP has done a great job of bringing people together to work on these emerging technology lines of business who have deep expertise, passion for and relationships in their areas. This impacts the vision, strategy, products, the processes and I think positively impacts our entire business and our partner’s experiences with us.    

Paula Perkins: Spa, Wellness & Hospitality Consultant

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My Native Admission Statement: With extensive global experience in the 5-star luxury hotel, wellness and spa sector, I am a passionate consultant comprehensively covering all phases of spa and wellness development and ongoing operational management. I am dedicated to creating inspiring spa facilities whilst integrating wellness opportunities throughout a hotel or resort to ensure individuals can experience wellbeing throughout their stay, whilst ensuring my clients benefit from a healthy return on their investment. Small or large, my approach is wholly tailored to the individual projects needs and aims. Whether an owner or operator of a hotel, spa or wellness resort, my consultancy services ensure focus, collaboration and unwavering commitment to excellence. The result? A comprehensive and dependable business strategy to optimise the brand and project, ensuring the realisation of the property’s full potential.

Inspiration for the business idea, and your vision for the Business?

I decided to launch my own consultancy company as I had a burning desire to be able to experience more diversity in the projects I was working on, with the opportunity to collaborate with others that would bring specific expertise and flair to the development in hand. From concept creation of a resort, guiding the development of a natural skincare product range to turning a failing wellness strategy in a profitable business …. I love the challenge and making the difference. I am working on some really exciting large international developments at the moment, delving even deeper into integrative medical wellness combined with holistic lifestyle solutions, nourishing cuisine and advanced fitness concepts. I believe it is essential for any project to start with how a facility is going to “physically and subconsciously” make a guest feel, therefore air and water quality, maximizing exposure to nature and less environmental impact is just as important as is the facility and service offering. Excitingly I find myself being approached by more of these advanced and progressive projects.

Dr. Greg Reid: World-renowned speaker, Best-selling Author, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur

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My Native Admission Statement: As an entrepreneur, I highly value expressing to others how they can turn seemingly complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts for success. There is a firm belief in the importance of win-win partnerships and aiding others to succeed. It brings me great pride to be as much as a service to others. My tenth novel, Wealth Made Easy: Millionaires and Billionaires Help you Crack the Code to Getting Rich, has been recently released which is an extremely rewarding accomplishment for me as this was one of my favorite pieces of work I have ever been a part of.  Sharing some of the most effective tips for success from the minds of the most reputable millionaires and billionaires was an experience that was like no other.

How do you motivate others?

Luckily as a public speaker, I am able to motivate others for a living and it is one of the most rewarding experiences each and every time I am able to speak somewhere. For me, I think the best way to motivate others is to instill in them a “no quit” attitude and emphasize the overall power of perseverance. When you can grant your audience with a sense of inspiration that they can accomplish whatever it is they set their mind to, they start to believe that themselves. This, in turn, inspires the drive for a great sense of personal achievement, which is exactly what I want to motivate every individual to aim for.

Jason Hsiao: Animoto Co-founder & Chief Video Officer

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My Native Admission Statement: I am the Co-founder and Chief Video Officer of Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos. I’ve always loved video, even as a kid… making cool home movies with my school buddies.  Later in life, the opportunity to find a career as a TV producer for MTV and Comedy Central in NYC was in many ways a dream.  But what was even more exciting was witnessing the change all around us and the emergence of so many game changers… everything from mobile devices to social media to cloud computing.  It seemed inevitable that the role of video in our everyday lives was about to undergo some dramatic change. Instead of watching it all happen I felt the urge to be a part of it all. According to my coworkers, I’m really good at PowerPoint slide transitions.  I also think I make pretty delicious breakfast sandwiches. One of my role models is Jiro Ono (from the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi) and his tireless quest to improve and hone his craft. “Even at my age [of 85], after decades of work, I don’t think I have achieved perfection. But I feel ecstatic all day––I love making sushi.”

Inspiration for the business idea, and your vision for the Business?

A core inspiration for our product & technology is believing that what happened with things like websites, emails, and graphic design will happen with video. For example, ten years ago it was not easy creating a website unless you knew HTML editors or wanted to spend $15K to hire someone who did. Today, anyone can create beautiful, professional websites with drag-and-drop builder tools like Squarespace and Wix. We strive to offer this same builder tool paradigm for video.  Though simple building blocks, a WYSIWYG interface and a collection of starter templates, Animoto makes it drag-n-drop easy for anyone to create beautiful, professional looking video on both web and mobile.

Hugh Acheson: Chef & Food Writer

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My Native Admission Statement: I am a chef and business person who cobbled together a career by making good food. Now I still do all of that but I also create restaurants for companies, produce two podcasts, write a lot of books, and opine about the world in my own self-deprecating way. I make things well. I triage scenarios and figure out the immediate path to make things better. My aspirations are to be a productive employer, to master technique, to learn something every day, and to constantly guide others and my biggest success is employing 300 people while not going broke.

Any emerging industry trends?

I think the idea of hospitality has morphed into an embrace of making people feel comfortable and no longer hinges on being lavish. We can, and should, be offering hospitality at all levels of dining, from a coffee shop to the finest Michelin experience. The challenges are economic these days. In an industry prone to failure we have had to lessen the cost involved across the board. Labor and occupancy costs are not really viable or possible to shave, hence the $14 carrot salad at all fine dining places.

Sweta Vikram: Mindset & Wellness Coach, Speaker, & Best-selling Author

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My Native AdMission Statement: Hi, I’m Sweta Srivastava Vikram! I’m a mindset & wellness coach, global speaker, and best-selling author of 12 books. I listen to your stories and help transform your life. I understand the unique challenges you face as a human being, employee, employer, entrepreneur, provider, parent, and partner. Executives and entrepreneurs hire me to make critical mindset shifts, so they can use time more effectively, improve relationships, and lower stress levels. The real secret to living your best life is change in MINDSET. Voted as “One of the Most Influential Asians of Our Times,” and raised between North Africa and the foothills of the Himalayas, I now live in New York City and work with clients from all over the world. As the winner of the “Voices of the Year” award (past recipients have been Chelsea Clinton and the founder of the #MeToo movement), in my spare time, I use mindfulness and yoga to empower female survivors of trauma.

My Biggest Success?

Through my writing and coaching and speaking engagements, I have met with diverse groups of people from all over the world who have confessed that my words have transformed their lives. A gentleman read my book in the prison and then attended one of my speaking events (after he was released)—only so he could tell me in person how one of my books had helped him cope with his personal loss.