Led by Liz Strauss & Jane Boyd
Liz Strauss, GeniusShared CEO
Meet Liz Strauss,
a social web strategist and one of the most thoughtful, prolific bloggers on the planet. A teacher and community builder at heart, Strauss is all about interconnectedness, bringing great people and great ideas together.
–Connie Dieken, The Top Influencers Alive: 10 Breakout Influencers of 2011
Liz is a Principal and CEO of GeniusShared, an organization dedicated to promoting achievement in the business community through understanding of how personal development fuels, defines, and limits (or amplifies) success. Liz is the Author of Anything You Put Your Mind To which was recently published by GeniusShared Press. She is also founder of SOBCon, the game-changing business retreat that energized business growth and owner/author of the popular Successful-Blog (successful-blog.com).
Liz Strauss is an engaging, intelligent, and profoundly relevant author, speaker, retreat producer, and business coach. She is adept at distilling complex (and seemingly disconnected) human business ideas into elegantly simple concepts and helping leaders apply those concepts to the best steps to meet their goals. Liz speaks softly and carries a lot of street cred. The Dean of the College of Education at Bradley University described Liz by saying, “In my life, I’ve met five master teachers. She is one.”
Liz has worked with C-Suite executives on four continents on planning strategy and accelerating business growth through better hiring, breaking down silos, team training, and coaching new managers. Liz builds communities of fiercely loyal employees and customers who bring their friends.
Liz defines irresistible businesses as those with great relationships who constantly
- Remove what customers don’t want.
- Enhance what customers love.
- Add something unexpected customers would die for.
Irresistible defines Liz.
Past Awards and Achievements
In addition to the Top 10 Influencer Alive List offered by the Huffington Post, Liz was also named to the Forbes list of The Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers and as the highest ranking woman—7th—on the Dun & Bradstreet list of The Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter as reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Liz was also honored with the prestigious Titan of Web 2.0 award, presented at II World Forum “Communication on Top” in Davos, Switzerland.
Liz is in the Top 100 Social Media & Internet Marketing Bloggers, the Top 100 Most Influential Marketers of 2008, the 2013 Top 20 Women Social Media Power Influencers, and NxE’s Fifty Most Influential Female Bloggers.
Jane Boyd, Partner – GeniusShared & GeniusShared Press
Meet Jane Boyd,
who advocates generosity as the way to be in business. Give people your best ideas, service, connections. Dedicate yourself to being generous.
–Paul O’Mahony, What Would You Die For?
Jane is a highly connected leader who builds local & global community — face to face and online. As a lifelong entrepreneur, she is also the CEO of 45 Conversations, a company that helps build great places to learn, work, live & create. Jane is the Story Editor of Liz Strauss’ book Anything You Put Your Mind To which was recently published by GeniusShared Press.
Jane recently co-produced the highly successful GenKind24 LIVE event — which brought together generosity and kindness experts from around the globe for a 28 hour live stream event. The event attracted more than 3000 attendees from the business, education and community sectors.
Jane is respected for the way she role models social generosity and builds collaborative partnerships. As a sought after speaker for conferences, training events & retreats Jane is a skilled facilitator & presenter. She’s able to engage her audience while also building community and opportunity. Jane also hosts conversations on-air via video.
With more than 25 years experience in addressing small business, work-life, education, employee engagement and early learning issues Jane is a recognized authority when it comes to developing customized work-life and child care solutions. Jane works with businesses of all sizes – from entrepreneurs to huge global brands, all levels of government, NGO’s, educational institutions & First Nation communities. Through her work, Jane has been directly involved in securing more than $2.75 million dollars in funding for projects relating to business collaboration, work-life balance, employee wellbeing, education, community development and child care.
Rosemary O’Neill, Managing Editor
Rosemary O’Neill is Co-Founder/President of Social Strata, which makes the Hoop.la online community platform. For the last 16 years, she has been helping businesses create thriving online communities as an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. She supports brands like HarperCollins, Pepsi, and Time Warner Cable as they use Hoop.la to engage with fans, customers, and internal teams.
Rosemary was named one of the Top 100 community managers on Twitter by Little Bird. She has also appeared on Fox & Friends and NPR as an HR rebel, promoting her company’s innovative unlimited paid leave program which has been in place for five years.
You can find her online via Twitter (@rhogroupee), sharing online community tips and ideas on the Social Strata blog, and here on Successful Blog every Thursday. She lives in her happy place, at the beach near Charleston, South Carolina.
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Lindsey Tolino believes good, healthy businesses actually make the world better. She has almost life-long business experience as her father started an auctioneering business when she was young and she has been studying business since then. She has a B.S. in biology and an M.B.A. in management. Lindsey was fired from her first “real” job and learned invaluable lessons through the experience. She has an unceasing desire to lean into the hard, to roll up her sleeves and stay in it until it’s better. Lindsey was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and is currently loving living in Pittsburgh. She adores her sweet pitbull, her counter-point husband and her life-Savior Jesus. She finds baking, running and alternative rock cathartic. She comes alongside artisans, craftsman and people monetizing their passions to help them create healthy businesses. She shares her heart with business owners at ToBusinessOwners.com. She doesn’t have it all figured out, but just wants to spark ideas and conversation to better us and the world. And she hates pretzels. Connect with her on Twitter @LindseyTolino.
Molly Cantrell-Kraig is a woman with drive. Possessing an innate sense of purpose and a pragmatic, solution-based approach to empowering people, she fused these two traits in order to establish Women With Drive Foundation. Based upon its founder’s personal history, Women With Drive Foundation is a means through which Cantrell-Kraig may effect change on both a micro and macro level. By providing women with something as essential as personal transportation in order to transition them from poverty to prosperity, she, through Women With Drive Foundation, seeks to empower women to help them help themselves. Through this action, the individual applicant benefits, as does society as a whole. Follow Molly on twitter as @mckra1g or @WWDr1ve(Women With Drive Foundation) or “Like” them on facebook.
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