Cameron Herold is a top business consultant, best-selling author, and speaker. Named by Forbes Magazine as “the CEO Whisperer”, Cameron has touched thousands of businesses directly and indirectly through his work. By age 35, he had built two $100 million companies, and by 42, he had grown 1-800-GOT-JUNK? from $2 million, to $106 million in revenue in just six years.
Cameron has since gone on to help hundreds of companies grow, and exponentially increase revenue. He has earned his reputation by showing his clients how to double their profit in just three years or less—the process of which was the topic of his best-selling book “Double Double”. His companies have landed over 5,200 media placements, including coverage on Oprah. Cameron is not just a theory guy. He teaches what he knows from experience and is passionate about sharing his expertise with today’s most dynamic business leaders. He is currently channeling this passion through executive business coaching, international speaking events, and his work with the COO Alliance: the world’s leading network for COO’s.
Patrick Donohoe is the President and CEO of Paradigm Life, which he started in 2007 to teach investors, business owners, professionals and families sound financial principles. He is a firm believer that the more someone is educated, the better financial decisions they will make and the more financially free they will be. Patrick created a unique educational process which is conducted virtually, by way of video webinars and a no-cost eLearning program called Infinite 101. Along with founding Paradigm Life in 2007, Patrick also began hosting The Wealth Standard Radio, which continues to broadcast weekly.
Salem is the founder of Naked Capital, a private investment company focused on late cycle recession resistant assets and their underlying mathematics. To date, his company has $10M in assets and is growing rapidly with a target of $20M by the end of 2018.
Prior to Naked Capital, Salem worked his way out of a challenging upbringing all the way to Wall street where he was building the math behind ultra-high net worth financial products at one of the world's largest investment banks. He has also consulted numerous global corporations on financial structures and built multiple real estate companies all along the way. Today, he's going to walk through how that math applies to real estate investing and portfolios more broadly.
Dr. David Phelps owned and managed a private practice dental office for over twenty-one years. While still in dental school, he began his investment in real estate by joint-venturing with his father on their first rental property in 1980.
Multiple health crises suffered by his daughter, Jenna (leukemia, epilepsy and a liver transplant at age 12), caused David to leave practice so that he could spend time with his daughter. Unfortunately, a divorce and failed practice sale provided additional setbacks that he had to think and work through.
Today, David is a nationally recognized speaker on creating freedom, building real businesses and investing in real estate. He also combines his professional and personal experiences to illustrate how the tactical and aspirational work together. David helps other logical, rational professionals become dreamers, then strategically manifest those dreams into freedom. He authors a monthly newsletter, “Path to Freedom” and hosts The Dentist Freedom Blueprint podcast.
Properly performing due diligence can make or break your business success, no matter what field you are in. Nathan Tabor shares insight on how to become better at your due diligence process.
Nathan Tabor is an entrepreneur, business consultant, executive coach, and speaker. He is a businessman with the tools to help others because he’s walked in your shoes. He’s made payroll when it seemed impossible, worked 90-hour weeks, carried the unmatched weight of business ownership, and ultimately discovered how to crush the stress and enjoy his companies and his life.
He has successfully founded and operated more than two dozen businesses since 1999, grossing over $150 million in sales. His experience spans the areas of commercial real estate acquisition and redevelopment, automobile sales, direct product sales, web-based marketing, and strategic partnership facilitation.
John Warrillow is an entrepreneur and author with over 20 years of research experience into the small and medium business (SMB) market. He founded The Value Builder System to level the playing field for business owners as they approach their exit. Over 35,000 business owners have taken the Value Builder Questionnaire, and with the support of Certified Value BuildersTM, such as brokers, M&A professionals, and coaches, they’re using the statistically-proven methodology to improve company value by up to 71%.
John’s best-selling book, Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, was recognized by both Fortune and Inc. Magazine as one of the best business books of 2011 and has been translated into four languages. In 2015, John wrote another best-selling book that was released by Random House called, The Automatic Customer: Creating A Subscription Business In Any Industry.
Voted best Ecommerce Course by Shopify in 2018, Drop Ship Lifestyle was created to give students the knowledge and tools necessary to create freedom through entrepreneurship.
Scott Krone is a Chicago native whose career in architecture began in 1991 when he pursued his Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. While obtaining his degree, he also worked as a Project Manager for Optima, Inc. During his time at Optima, Krone’s responsibilities included, large, notable projects totaling over 500 units.
In 1998, Krone founded Coda, an award-winning design-build sustainability consulting firm. Their work has been featured in notable publications, such as, Dream Homes, Chicago, Midwest Luxury Homes, Creighton Barrel 2010 Best Catalogs, NBC TV show Taste, and National ACE Hardware Commercials. In 2012, Krone shifted his focus at Coda to commercial self-storage. Currently his Coda platform includes residential and commercial investments in excess of 45 million dollars.
Tim Puffer graduated with an Insurance and Risk Management degree from Olivet College. He’s been an insurance agent, underwriter, and is currently a territory representative for an insurance company for self-storage tenants.
Tim entered Real Estate looking for some way to not rely on a paycheck from a typical 9-5 job. He decided on house hacking a duplex in Lansing, Michigan. Currently, he is investing in self-storage exclusively, and he owns a 188-unit facility North of Lansing.
Michael Blank is the leading authority on apartment building investing in the United States. He's passionate about helping others become financially free in three to five years by investing in apartment building deals with a special focus on raising money. Through his investment company
He controls over $24 million dollars in performing multifamily assets all over the US and he has raised over $6,000,000 himself and in addition to his own investing activities, he's helped students purchase over 1600 units, valued at over $55,000,000 through his unique deal desk and training programs. He's the author of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing and the host of the Apartment Building Investing Podcast.
Chris Prefontaine is the bestselling author of Real Estate on your terms - Create continuous cash flow now, without using your cash or credit. Chris has been a real estate investor with over 26 years of experience in the field. He is also the founder of Smart Real Estate Coach and host of Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast. He lives in Newport RI with his wife Kim and his family.
Chris has been a big advocate of constant education and he and his familymentor, coach, consult and actually partner with students around Country to do exactly what they do. Between their existing associates around the country and their own deals, they are still doing 5-10 properties every month and - control always between $20 million - $30 million of real estate deals.
David grew up with a tribe of Mayan Indians in a remote village in the highlands of Guatemala. He’s an author, speaker, and advisor to entrepreneurial experts. His latest book is The Business of Expertise.
He’s a helicopter and airplane pilot, an avid photographer, and taught high performance motorcycle riding/racing. Based in Nashville, he has visited and worked all over the world.
He is married, has two boys, two daughters-in-law, and multiple grandchildren. His work has been featured in the WSJ, Fast Company, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, and Forbes.
He speaks regularly at various TEDx events, Harvard, Adobe, and major international conferences to audiences looking for accessibly refreshing insight into how experts shape their world.
Ali Boone is a real estate investor and lifestyle entrepreneur, and has literally defined non-conformity when it comes to her career. Ali left her corporate 9-to-5 job as an Aerospace Engineer, despite the “dream job” status that came with it, to start her real estate investing company, Hipster Investments. Hipster managed to facilitate over $18M in real estate investment transactions in it’s first five years of business. Ali’s primary focus in real estate, and with Hipster, revolves around passive income and passive investment options, and she is most involved with turnkey rental properties.
As of today, Ali has written 170 articles on BiggerPockets, the world’s leading real estate investing website, and she’s been featured in Fox Business, The Motley Fool, and Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine. In her free time when she isn’t doing real estate, she can be found snowboarding, volunteering in California prisons, and teaching people to fly airplanes.
Andrei writes books and runs the popular "One Minute Economics" YouTube channel, with his work being featured all over the place: news platforms like MSN, universities such as Open University in the UK or Laureate International Universities and even television, from Holland and Croatia all the way to Kenya.
Through his latest book called "The Age of Anomaly," Andrei has made it his #1 priority to warn people that we are in for a generation-defining economic reset and unfortunately, the average person will be on the losing end of the upcoming wealth transfer.
M.C. Laubscher is a wealth strategist, educator, and financial freedom fighter. He is the President and CEO of Producers Wealth and creator and the host of the popular and top-rated business and investing podcast, Cashflow Ninja.
His purpose and mission is to help producers and creators create, protect and multiply their wealth in ANY Economy without getting ripped off by Wall Street & their governments. M.C. challenges existing societal belief systems and misinformation around concepts such as money, saving, investing, wealth and retirement.
Thinking about getting into real estate investing? Interested in avoiding potential pitfalls? This is the episode for you.
Julie Broad is an Amazon Overall #1 Best Selling Author, an International Book Award Winner, and recipient of the Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Sales book. As an entrepreneur and successful real estate investor she was also awarded the Top 20 under 40 Award. Her latest venture, Book Launchers, helps entrepreneurs and professionals build their brand and boost their business by writing, publishing, and selling a top quality book. In 2017, she also became a new mom and moved from Vancouver Island, Canada to Los Angeles, California.
Jacob Ayers is a young professional, real estate investor, and host of The Real Estate Way to Wealth and Freedom - a top rated business podcast. Jacob’s journey started when he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering.
After college Jacob moved to Houston, Texas and dove into the corporate world of terrible coffee, KPIs, and the monotony of a new 9-5 life. Jacob accepted this lifestyle because he truly enjoyed the work. He’s always had a knack for building things, both physical and intangible, and a passion to help people solve problems. Wanting more control over his life, Jacob set out to learn how to engineer a lifestyle he has always dreamed of. Jacob bought his first rental property at 25 years old and quickly after transitioned into buying small multifamily properties. When Jacob isn’t building his real estate empire, he enjoys kayak fishing, exploring new places and rough housing with his niece and nephews.
James Gregg is a real estate investor and entrepreneur, and host of The Big Breakthrough Podcast, which interviews successful entrepreneurs and investors to learn how they created their success in real estate. His start in real estate was an ill-timed venture into general contracting, which happens to be the topic of this episode.
After graduating with an MBA, he worked as a commercial appraiser where he appraised almost $750 million in commercial real estate. James later started a property management company that grew from 0 to 800 units under management in 24 months. He is currently flipping houses and providing third party asset selection services to real estate syndicators.
Keeping track of your personal finances can make or break your long-term financial freedom. In this episode, Don shares a great story as well as tips for keeping your personal finances in order.
Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. He began his career at the San Antonio Light in Texas, and also worked at the Dallas Morning News and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville before going to work for Sports Illustrated. Born and raised in Hawaii, Yaeger has traveled extensively.
The Dominican Republic, Honduras, Japan and Great Britain can be counted among the countries in which he has resided. A 1984 graduate of Ball State University, Yaeger currently lives in Tallahassee, FL. He also owns a political consulting business and a public relations firm. He and his wife Jeanette have a son and a daughter.
Tommy Mello owns a company called A1 Garage Door Service that services 10 states and is coming up on 200 employees. He also is the owner and founder of Leadgeeks, a lead generation company, and Stay Off The Roof, a company specializing in Christmas and decorative lights.
He received his masters degree in business from The University of Arizona and is a die hard entrepreneur. His passions include, leadership, marketing, and sales. He is publishing a book called the "Home Service Millionaire" in September and also hosts his own podcast called "the home service expert".
This is an episode that anyone with debt needs to hear, especially those with student loan debt. Mark shares some unconventional wisdom that flies in the face of many financial experts.
Mark Willis, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a best selling author and the owner of Lake Growth Financial Services, a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois. Over the years, he has helped hundreds of his clients take back control of their financial future and build their businesses with sophisticated, tax-efficient financial solutions.
As co-host of the Not Your Average Financial Podcast, he shares some of his strategies for investing in real estate, saving and paying for college without going broke, and creating an income in retirement you can’t outlive. Mark works with people who want to grow their wealth in ways that are safe and predictable, become their own source of financing, and create tax-free income in retirement. You can schedule a call with Mark here: www.lakegrowth.com/schedule
Sean entered the Real Estate forum as an Investor in 2003 and now leads one of the premier residential property management firms in the Fox Valley area. Managing over 180 residential properties and hosting a team of Realtors assist homeowners throughout the western suburbs with the purchase or sale of their home, Sean's expertise and dynamic background can assist buyers and sellers in the Chicago real estate market. He hosts a podcast called Landlording for Life. Sean lives in Aurora with his wife, daughter, two cats, and one dog.
Mark is a writer/producer and also an avid real estate investor living in Los Angeles. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mark started out drawing caricatures at Sea World (where he was struck by lightning) before landing a job as a greeting card writer/illustrator in the Alternative Humor department at American Greetings. His cards got him hired to write for The Late Show with David Letterman in NY until 1999, when he moved to Los Angeles to join a new show called Family Guy.
Mark’s been a writer and /producer for Family Guy for 15 years, serving a stint as showrunner. He's created series for Fox and MTV, and has been nominated for two Emmys. He’s also been fired twice and been on multiple cancelled shows (including Family Guy-- cancelled twice). He’s a passionate real estate investor, focusing on value-add multifamily, and since the early 2000’s, has built a portfolio of 15 multifamily buildings and 140 units in Los Angeles. He has a wife and three young girls, enjoys hiking, skiing, adventure sports and has been a failed surfer for 15 years.