107 – Professor M.S. Rao: International Leadership Guru, Author of 25 books on leadership, Founder MSR Leadership Consultants

MS RaoProfessor M.S.Rao is an international management guru, author of 25 books on leadership, and an internationally acclaimed leadership educator, executive coach, speaker, and consultant. He has 32 years of experience in leadership development and conducts training programs for various corporates and educational institutions. His areas of interest include Leadership, Learning and Development and Coaching.
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His vision is to build one million students as global leaders

He is the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He is the author of 25 books including the award-winning – 21 Success Sutras for Leaders that has been selected as one of ten finalists for the Department of Leadership Studies Outstanding Leadership Book Award – 2013 at the University of San Diego. He has published more than 250 papers and articles in international publications including Leadership Excellence, Leader to Leader, ASTD, Emerald, and Sage.

He has been honored as an upcoming International Leadership Guru by Global Top Gurus 30 Leadership. He has been included as one of the leading achievers from around in Marquis Who’s Who in the World in 2013. He coined an innovative teaching tool Mekas Method; created 11E Leadership Grid and Soft Leadership Grid and coined a new leadership style, Soft Leadership. He is the Advisor and Board Member for several international organizations including American Institute of Business Psychology (AIOBP), USA, and Global Leadership Awards Committee Malaysia and was honored as a judge for Global Leadership Awards 2011 and 2012 Malaysia. Honored as a Member of International Leadership Association USA, and Ranked as No.1 among the speakers in India as per reviews on Speakermix.org:http://speakermix.com/professor-m-s-rao

He serves on the editorial boards of various prestigious international journals including Development and Learning in Organization, Industrial and Commercial Training of Emerald, U.K, International Journal of Business Administration, Canada and Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, USA. He is the book reviewer for Training and Management Development Methods, Emerald, U.K. His Amazon book URL:www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A16SKI0396UBRP He can be reached at: msrlctrg@gmail.com, and additionally maintains three popular Blogshttp://profmsr.blogspot.com/ (Where Knowledge is Wealth)http://professormsrao.blogspot.com/ (Born for the Students) andhttp://professormsraoguru.blogspot.com/ (Knowledge Grows When Shared).

106 – John Baldoni: Chair of N2Growth, Internationally recognized leadership author, executive coach, & speaker

john baldoniJohn Baldoni, serves as the chair of the leadership development practice at N2growth. John is an internationally-recognized leadership educator, executive coach, speaker, and author. John has authored eleven books on leadership, with three of those books, Lead With Purpose (2011), Lead Your Boss (2009), and Lead By Example (2008) belng selected as best leadership books in their respective years. Prior to joining N2growth, John was the president of Baldoni Consulting, which he operated for 12 years.

[saf feature=”itunes” cta=”Subscribe & Listen in iTunes”] His leadership and coaching work centers on how leaders can use their authority, communications and presence to build trust and drive results. By focusing on the concept of personal leadership which he defines as moving from the I can to the I will, John shows how leaders can guide and inspire their people through every phase of the leadership cycle, from character and vision through planning, coaching, motivation and supervision

105 – Arthur Carmazzi: Founder of the Directive Communication™ Methodology and Global Top 10 Leadership Guru

arthur-carmazziRanked as one of the Global Top 10 most influential Leadership Gurus by Gurus International, Arthur F. Carmazzi has 21 years experience specializing in psychological approaches to leadership and corporate culture transformation.

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He is a renowned motivational leadership keynote speaker and trainer in the Asian Region and has advanced Corporate Training with innovative techniques and tools that have been acknowledged by some of the world’s greatest organizations. He is a bestselling author with book titles like: “The 6 Dimensions of Top Achievers”, “The Colored Brain Communication Field Manual”, “Identity Intelligence”, “Lessons from the Monkey King” and “The Psychology of Selecting the RIGHT Employee”.

Arthur is the developer of the CBCI (Colored Brain Communication Inventory) and HDMA Emotional profiling tools used for “Psycho-Productivity” management as well as the CCEE (Corporate Culture Evolution Evaluation). These tools have been implemented across a variety of HR and Leadership disciplines by numerous multinationals to generate greater efficiency of human capital. The unique “linked implementation” structure of Arthur’s training tools and methods have earned him and the Directive Communication methodology accreditation from the prestigious American Institute of Business Psychology.

104 – Ken Coleman: Host of The Ken Coleman Show; Author of “One Question”

Ken ColemanKen is the Host of The Ken Coleman Show weekdays from 5-7 pm EST on North Georgia’s Newstalk Am 550 WDUN and the author of the book, One Question: Life Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices.

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Ken has been called a “young Charlie Rose” by legendary Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski and talk radio superstar Dave Ramsey has labeled him “one of the best interviewers in the country.”
Ken’s invigorating and insightful commentary combine with acclaimed interview skills to make him on of broadcasting’s rising stars.
A short list of Ken’s notable interviews includes President Jimmy Carter, Tim Tebow, Coach K, Senator John McCain, Tony Dungy, Pat Summitt, Lou Holtz, Tony Robbins, Mike Huckabee,  Michele Bachmann, Josh Hamilton, Rev Run, Tony Hawk, Jim Collins, Mitch Albom,T.D. Jakes, Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin & Dan Cathy.
Ken’s exclusive interview with Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy created a national story landing Ken’s radio show on and in Good Morning America, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, CNN, CBS This Morning Fox & Friends, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post and many more news outlets.

Most importantly, Ken is husband to Stacy and Daddy to Ty, Chase and Josie.

About The Ken Coleman Show

Setting the pace on the pursuit of happiness, The Ken Coleman Show is rising from the political clutter on talk radio by convening conversations that matter. Real life conversations that meet us where we are everyday.

While most talk radio hosts are pontificating their political monologues, the rest of us are striving to succeed as professionals, business owners, spouses, parents and students. We are pursuing a life of passion and significance.

The Ken Coleman Show meets this felt need by creating a dialogue that features Ken’s invigorating, inspiring and insightful commentary highlighted by his refreshing conversations with experts, celebrities, ordinary heroes and the audience. This refreshing mix results in the best conversation on radio.

Join the best conversation on radio Live each weekday from 5-7 pm EST and on demand via the Content LibraryFaceboook or iTunes

Ken’s Speaking Information

An insatiable student of success, Ken dispenses the invaluable wisdom he has acquired to audiences of hundreds to thousands, from Atlanta to Singapore. Ken’s engaging storytelling and passionate speaking style make Ken a popular speaker for event planners and audiences.

Speaking Topics:

  • The Sweet Spot of every person lies at the intersection of our greatest strength and greatest passion. “Get in your sweet spot” is the answer to the question we all ask, “What should I do with my life?” Ken helps audiences discover how to find their sweet spot and what to do when they find it.
  • Are We There Yet? The age old question that every kid asks on a road trip is also being asked by the people we lead.  Ken shares with leaders how to answer this question to enhance leadership effectiveness and employee engagement.
  • Harnessing The Power of Questions to learn, live and lead to your full potential. Ken reveals the process for creating a habit of inquiry in every area of our lives.
  • Customized Talks on leadership, teamwork, personal growth & culture. One speech does not fit every event.

Ken’s experiences and observations of what makes successful individuals and organizations create a wealth of content that can be tailored to share the specific message to meet the felt need of your audience.

Download PDF of Ken’s One Sheet HERE

103 – Lucas Boyce: Director of Business Development for the Orlando Magic; Author of “Living Proof”

lucasboyceLucas Boyce is the Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for the Orlando Magic. He was appointed to this new role in July 2013. His responsibilities include strategic business planning with a focus on developing a new sports and entertainment district (SED) in downtown Orlando. He also oversees the company’s efforts in statewide legislative and government affairs.

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Prior to this role he served as Director of Community Relations, Multicultural Insights, Cause Marketing and Government Affairs.  Lucas joined the organization in July 2008. From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA, published in January 2011. He travels throughout Central Florida and across the country giving speeches centered around leadership, team work, overcoming obstacles and making a positive impact in the lives of others.

Prior to the Magic, Boyce served at the White House in the Office of Political Affairs where he monitored political activity and tracked key races across the Plains-Southwest region of the United States.  Boyce also coordinated proactive communication, public relations and education outreach across diverse communities, constituencies and issues on behalf of the President.

During his tenure at the White House, Boyce also served in the Office of Public Liaison. In this role, he directed African-American and Professional Sports Outreach in addition to event related work in the fields of healthcare and economic policy.  Prior to this, Boyce worked for Direct Impact, a public affairs firm in Alexandria, Virginia, and served in the Vice President’s Political and Communications Office.

Lucas is the author of Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA, published in January 2011. Learn more by visiting www.LucasDanielBoyce.com. He travels livingproofthroughout Central Florida and across the country giving speeches focused on leadership, team work, overcoming obstacles and making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Lucas was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott as a Trustee of Valencia College in August 2013.  Governor Scott appointed him to chair the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group in July 2012.  He also serves on the Orange County Library Board, TSA Services Advisory Committee, Central Florida Fairgrounds, the National Coalition for Adoption Institute, Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida and on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Service Academy Nomination Board.

Lucas was honored by the University of Central Missouri Alumni Association as the 2012 Outstanding Recent Alumnus.  In 2011, the Orlando Business Journal recognized Lucas as the 40 Under 40 Man of the Year.

Boyce received his bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from the University of Central Missouri and graduated with his Executive MBA from Rollins College in May 2013.

102 – Gregg Marshall: Head Basketball Coach for Wichita State Shockers

Gregg_Marshall_Mens_Basketball_coach_at_Wichita_State_50353Gregg Marshall, whose teams have gone to the NCAA tournament nine of the last 15 seasons, including the Final Four in a record-breaking 2012-13 season, was named the 25th head men’s basketball coach at Wichita State on April 14, 2007.

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In 2012-13, a Final Four appearance by the Shockers topped a six-year reconstruction at Wichita State under Marshall. En route, WSU defeated Pittsburgh, Gonzaga, La Salle, and Ohio State before losing to eventual National Champion Louisville in the National Semifinal game in Atlanta. The voters in the USA Today Coaches poll rewarded the Shockers with a final No. 4 ranking, their highest final ranking ever.

Marshall has also coached WSU to the richest four-year stretch in school history as the Shockers have won a record 111 games.  Marshall earned the Valley’s Coach-of-the-Year award in 2012 and 2013, while his teams earned the Valley’s Defensive Team of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Marshall carries a 139-70 record in six years at Wichita State, and a 333-153 record in 15 seasons as a head coach.wushock

The back-to-back NCAA appearances in 2012 and 2013 were the first for the school since 1987 and 1988, the first in 24 years, while WSU’s 2012 Missouri Valley Conference championship was the first since 2006.

Entering the 2012-13 season, the Shockers had the best two-season record in WSU history after taking WSU back to the NCAA postseason for the first time since 2006, while they also won the 2011 NIT Postseason Tournament with a 5-0 record that included a finals trip to Madison Square Garden where WSU defeated Washington State and Alabama.

The reconstruction brought WSU from 11 wins in Marshall’s first season to a school-record 30 wins in 2013 that ended with the Final Four trip, the second for the Shockers, but the first in 48 years.

Marshall also coached the Shockers to the 2012 NCAA Tournament in Portland, Ore., where WSU lost to VCU in the Second/Third Round game.

Marshall’s 2009-10 team played in the postseason NIT, received votes in the AP poll and advanced to the MVC Tournament title game, while the 2009-10 team played in the CBI.

Marshall, who reached 300 career wins in 2012, came to WSU after completing his ninth year at the Winthrop helm, as he led the Eagles to their finest year with a third-straight Big South Conference championship, a seventh NCAA appearance and the school’s first win in the NCAA tournament.

The Eagles were ranked No. 22 in the AP and USA Today Top 25 polls. Marshall was named the Collegehoops.net 2007 Mid-Major Coach of the Year for his efforts, and also received the Collegeinsider.com Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award.

In 2006-07, Winthrop finished 29-5 and was the first team in Big South history to go undefeated during the regular season as the Eagles went 14-0 in loop play, and swept the Big South Tournament in three games. With the 29 victories, Marshall became the all-time winningest coach in Big South history, surpassing former Radford head coach Ron Bradley who compiled 192 wins in 11 years. In addition to the two National Mid-Major Coach of the Year awards, Marshall was voted the 2007 Big South Conference Coach of the Year, marking the fourth time he has received the award (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007).

Under Marshall’s leadership, Winthrop had six 20-win seasons and averaged more than 20 victories per year. He led the Eagles to seven NCAA tournament appearances during his nine seasons, including four consecutive trips during his first four years at the helm. His 2006-07 team established new Big South Conference and school records for victories with the 29-5 record. The 2005-06 team compiled a 23-7 record and came within a basket of capturing its first victory in the NCAA tournament.

During the 2005-06 season, Marshall became the winningest coach in Winthrop men’s basketball history, passing Nield Gordon’s mark of 161. In 1999, his first year as Winthrop head coach after being named to the position in April, 1998, he led the Eagles to a 21-8 record, their first-ever Big South Conference regular-season championship, the conference tournament title and the school’s first trip to the NCAA tournament. Winthrop’s improvement of 14 victories over the 1997-98 season was one of the biggest turnarounds for NCAA Division I programs.

Winthrop received a No. 14 seed, the highest ever by a Big South Conference member, as the Eagles faced Oklahoma in the West Region at Tucson, Ariz. Sports Illustrated’s NCAA preview picked the Eagles to defeat the Sooners, but that didn’t come to fruition. Winthrop finished the year with a 21-9 record to give Marshall a 42-17 head coaching mark after two years. He led the Eagles to another Big South Tournament title in 2000 and a second trip to the Big Dance, and then made it a three-peat in 2001 as his coaching skills were put to the test. WU was hit hard by the injury bug, but still managed to compile an 18-13 record and make its third-straight Big South title and trip to the Big Dance.

His 2001-02 team also overcame a series of injuries to win a fourth-straight conference title and earn the right to face top-ranked Duke in the NCAA tournament and finished 19-12. The following year, Marshall again reached the 20-win plateau, but missed the NCAA Tournament with a 20-10 record, 11-3 in the BSC, after dropping an 81-80 overtime semifinal game to UNC-Asheville in the Big South Tournament.

Winthrop went 16-12 in 2003-04 before returning to the NCAA Tournament in 2004-05 with a 27-6 record, after defeating Charleston Southern to win the BSC Tournament.

During the two years leading up to his arrival at Winthrop, Marshall served as an assistant coach at Marshall University where he helped guide the Thundering Herd to the 1997 Southern Conference championship.

Prior to that, he was an assistant on John Kresse’s staff at the College of Charleston for eight years from 1988-1996 when the Cougars made the most successful transition ever from NAIA to NCAA Division I. During Marshall’s years at the College of Charleston, the Cougars received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament in 1994, and consecutive NIT invitations in 1995 and 1996.

While at Marshall, he recruited 1998 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year Travis Young, along with MAC All-Freshman team member Joda Burgess. The 1997 recruiting class at Marshall was ranked by ESPN as the best in the MAC and among the Top 40 in the nation.

While at the College of Charleston, Marshall was instrumental in the recruitment of NBA-caliber student-athletes from the state of South Carolina that include Anthony Johnson, a current member of the Atlanta Hawks, Marion Busby and Thaddeous Delaney. All three players were voted Trans-America Athletic Conference Players of the Year.

Prior to joining Kresse’s staff in Charleston, Marshall spent one year as an assistant at Belmont Abbey College (1987-88), and two years as an assistant at his alma mater at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA, (1985-1987).

In 13 years as an assistant coach, the schools that Marshall was associated with compiled a record of 268-129 for a success rate of 68 percent.

Marshall received a B.A. degree in economics/business in 1985 from Randolph-Macon and earned the Master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Richmond in 1987.

He is married to the former Lynn Munday of Bellingham, Wash., who earned her master’s degree from the College of Charleston. They are the parents of a son, Kellen, and a daughter, Maggie.

101 – Chris Carneal: Entrepreneur & Founder of Boosterthon

chriscarneal28129Chris Carneal is an innovative leader who is not only impacting his organization, Boosterthon, but also the next generation of leaders by growing a national fundraising company from one elementary school in Alabama to thousands of schools in 21 states across the U.S.

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Since 2001, the Boosterthon Fun Run team has been serving schools across America, providing a fun, healthy alternative to sales-driven fundraisers. The Boosterthon Fun Run is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and this year we’ll serve more than 700,000 students at 1000 excellent schools in 22 states across the U.S. Boosterthon works to transform the way schools go about fundraising.

Where traditional product sales are purely transactional in nature, they’ve designed the Boosterthon Fun Run to be first and foremost, relational. Transactions don’t make schools great. People make schools great.

Chris believes that if you want to strengthen schools, you start with the people. While the funding matters, he views the greatest impact happens by pulling alongside our schools and serving each person we meet.  Boosterthon strives to:

  • Serve administrators by helping them forge a positive, energetic school culture where students love to learn.
  • Relieve teachers of the stress of fundraising, freeing them up to do what they do best—invest in their students.
  • Energize parent organizations with a hassle-free event that rallies families to get involved and provides the resources to fund their budget.
  • Impact students with an unforgettable nine day experience that leaves the lasting value of an engaging character and fitness campaign.

Since Chris started the Boosterthon Fun Run in 2001, he’s been working to provide a remarkable experience for each school they serve. Chris founded the Boosterthon Fun Run on four values:

  • Integrity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Leadership
  • Results

After a decade of school funding experience, the values are still the same. Now 11 years since the first Boosterthon Fun Run, Chris spends his year traveling the country visiting his hundreds of team members, imparting best practices to them and celebrating the continued growth and successes of the team.