Paul James Kingsman is a swimmer and Olympic medalist from New Zealand. He participated at the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 200 meter backstroke. He also competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics. On retiring from swimming, Kingsman took up a position as New Zealand national sales and marketing manager for Speedo sportswear. He then set up and operated his own swim school in Auckland. In 2001, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and son, where Kingsman is a financial advisor and also a professional motivational speaker and executive coach to the financial services industry. Learn more about Paul at www.paulkingsman.com
Eric Swanson has a passion for engaging churches worldwide in the needs and dreams of their communities toward the end of spiritual and societal transformation. He served with Cru for twenty-five years before joining Tango, an investment and tech company that focuses on technology that enhance wellness, relationships and spirituality. For the past 15 years Eric has also worked with Leadership Network where he has lead initiatives for externally focused churches, global missions, marriage ministry, and ministry creativity. He is an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and is co-author of four books including The Externally Focused Church and To Transform a City: Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole City along with numerous articles on churches that are transforming their communities.
John Jackson is President of William Jessup University, a Christian college in Northern California. Prior to joining William Jessup University as its Sixth President in March 2011, John served as the Executive Director of Thriving Churches International and as a Senior Leader of Bayside Church, Granite Bay, California.
Marcus Bigelow has 20 years of experience in leadership and organizational coaching. He has helped hundreds of senior leaders and entrepreneurs maximize their leadership. As a Northern California / Sacramento Chair of Convene, he motivates and mentors CEOs, presidents, and business owners to increase their leadership impact, become better leaders, and grow their profitability through peer-to-peer collaboration and one-to-one coaching.
Ken Pense provides consulting and coaching to high impact individuals and teams who are looking for deep and sustainable change. In addition Ken partners with other change management organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, with a focus on assesseing, adjusting and aligning organizational culture, values and mission.
In May 2016, Ken has added Six Seconds EQ Assessment Certification to his tool box. Much research has demonstrated that emotional intelligence is the most important factor in determining individual and organizatinal performance, far outweighing IQ and technical abilities in impact.
An avid photographer, Ken holds to the tried and true adage, the best camera is the one at hand.
LaRae Quy was an FBI counterintelligence and undercover agent who exposed foreign spies and recruited them to work for the U.S. Government. A good FBI counterintelligence investigation uncovers new information about the spy to gain deeper insights into what influences their behavior and attitudes. LaRae’s job was to dig beneath the surface, probe the unknown, and discover their identity. In the process, she ended up knowing more about the foreign spy than they knew about themselves.
Mike and Sherrie Estep are the husband and wife team behind BECA, a technology solutions and services firm located in Norcross, Georgia.
BECA has been serving Georgia since 1975, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.
A veteran of Human Resources technology for over 20 years, Gord has held senior executive roles at some of the HR technology industry’s leading vendors including Monster, Taleo, Verve, and SuccessFactors (later acquired by SAP). Gord was an early employee at Taleo (acquired by Oracle), joining in North America and part of the founding team of Taleo Asia Pacific. Prior to Taleo, Gord was the first International hire at Monster and went on to advise Monster and its parent company, TMP, on global partnerships, strategic sales and acquisitions. Gord possesses a deep understanding of HR technologies and global practices and is passionate on emerging trends in this space.
Rob is back again after some of the audio issues in episode 29, and he's brought some great new stories about his company, Intivix, a managed services provider in the SF Bay Area, and their new venture MyWorkDrive! MyWorkDrive is a security and privacy focused file-sharing tool designed to make it easier to access, edit, and share files within your organization.
Rob is a Partner at Intivix and is responsible for strategy, account management and operational leadership. Rob was previously responsible for analyzing, evaluating and ranking various technologies and devices for computing magazines such as Computer Shopper, MacUser, PC Computing, and Windows Sources.
Intivix is an IT managed services provider located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at https://www.intivix.com/
Nicholas Buford has over a decade of experience in the retail, food and beverage/hospitality airport concessions industry. Growing up in the airport concessions industry, he worked in many facets of the industry including, but not limited to, management of day-to-day operations, human resources, purchasing, and loss prevention.
Kim joined Michelle’s Place as Executive Director and first employee in 2004. Michelle’s Place has grown significantly under Kim’s leadership. The Center has provided over 80,000 free resources to women in the community and is currently the only self-sustaining breast cancer resource center in the area. www.michellesplace.org
Jim is a Human Resources executive with a proven record of strategic business partnerships and progressive leadership with nationally and internationally recognized organizations. He has been a key member of executive and leadership teams with accountability for strategic organizational effectiveness, HR leadership, systems and talent management. Now he works as a Human Resources consultant, learn more at www.jimlemke.com.
James Kernan is the author of the 36 Month Millionaire Coaching program and recently published, Leadership Essentials for Successful Executives. For the past decade, James has served as a Principal Consultant for Kernan Consulting and provides Coaching, Advising and Mentoring programs to IT business owners.