The Inner Espresso™ Presenters

Marshall Goldsmith
Dr. Lance Secretan
Marcia Wieder 
Dr. Srikumar Rao 
Gay Hendricks
Warren Hellman
Mike Robbins 
Marilyn Tam
Chip Conley
Arthur Joseph
Stu Zimmerman

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Alex Pattakos
Dr. Izzy S. Justice
Richard Leider
Eddie Erlandson

Marshall GoldsmithGoldsmith BookMarshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping leaders achieve positive, measurable changes in behavior for themselves, their people and their teams. Marshall has worked with over 70 top CEOs and their management teams, and conducts workshops for executives, high-potential leaders and HR professionals. The American Management Association named Marshall as one of 50 thinkers and business leaders who have most influenced the field of management over the last four decades, and Forbes named him as one of the five most-respected executive coaches. He developed the Goldsmith Coaching ProcessTM, a simple coaching method that can be implemented in a consistent way by trained professionals, enabling clients to achieve consistent results across any size population of leaders. Find out more about Marshall.

"What Got You Here Won't Get You There" Marshall Goldsmith's latest best seller is now available! His new book describes how successful people become even more successful. Read details and reviews of the book here!

Lance SecretanLance Secretan

Dr. Lance Secretan is one of the world's foremost thinkers about leadership and a renowned pioneer in innovative methods of inspiring people and organizations. The former CEO of a Fortune 100 company and an acclaimed business school professor, Lance Secretan works with a gifted worldwide faculty changing the lives of people and transforming companies and revolutionizing the way they think about leadership.

Secretan BookThirty of Fortunes Most Admired Companies, and 11 of Fortunes Best Companies to Work for in America, are his clients. He is the international best-selling author of fourteen books on leadership, an award-winning columnist, teacher, philosopher, corporate coach and mentor, and one of North America's most sought-after keynote speakers, retreat leaders, and business advisors. Voted one of the nation's top ten speakers, and one of the top 21 speakers for the 21st century (Successful Meetings), he addresses audiences around the world. Lance was the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the 1997 Special Olympics World Winter Games and former Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Program.

More than at any time in our history, we are witness to a world struggling from the fallout of inappropriate leadership decisions and actions. In "ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership", Lance Secretan brilliantly reframes leadership theory with a new vision for the 21 st century and has written a book for all of us in need of inspired and conscious leadership.

Marcia WiederMarcia Wieder

Marcia Wieder, America's Dream Coach®, travels the world - an ambassador for making dreams real. She's known for giving inspiring and moving talks to notable companies such as AT&T, The Gap and American Express.

Dreams BookIn addition to being a charismatic speaker, she's the renowned author of three books dedicated to achieving your dreams: Making Your Dreams Come True®, Life is But a Dream, and Doing Less and Having More. She's also a syndicated columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, in which she urges readers to take "The Great Dream Challenge"- a call to arms for dreamers from all walks of life. Appearing several times on Oprah and The Today Show, she's shared her message of a "passion-filled life" with millions of viewers. Equally exciting, was the PBS featured national television special, Making Your Dreams Come True®, the namesake of her popular selling book, which has also been translated into numerous languages.

Srikumar RaoDr. Srikumar Rao

Dr. Srikumar Rao received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He has an M. Phil. in Marketing from the same school in addition to an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His undergraduate training was in Physics at St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.

Rao BookHe conceived the pioneering course Creativity and Personal Mastery. This is the only business school course that has its own alumni association and it has been extensively covered in the media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, the Independent, Time, Fortune, Business Week and dozens of other publications. These articles, interviews and other details about his work are at Creativity and Personal Mastery is one of the most popular and highest rated courses at London Business School and Columbia Business School.

Dr. Rao is the author of "Are You Ready to Succeed: Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life", Hyperion, 2006. The book is an international best-seller and has been translated into many languages and distributed in all continents. He has conducted workshops for and spoken before executives of Microsoft, Google, Lehman Brothers, McDonald's, Chubb, IBM, United Airlines, Allstate and dozens of others.

Gay HendricksGay Hendricks

Hendricks BookGay Hendricks received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford in 1974, and taught in the School of Education at the University of Colorado, retiring after 20 years of service. He is the founder of two organizations, The Hendricks Institute and the Foundation for 21st-Century Leadership. Dr. Hendricks is the author of more than 20 books, including the national bestsellers Conscious Living and The Corporate Mystic.

Warren HellmanWarren Hellman

Warren Hellman co-founded Hellman & Friedman, a private equity investment firm, in 1984. Warren is currently a Director of Levi Strauss & Co., D.N.& E. Walter & Co. and Sugar Bowl Corporation. Formerly, he served as a Director of numerous companies, including Young & Rubicam Inc. and The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Previously, Warren was a General Partner of Hellman, Ferri Investment Associates, Matrix Management Company and Lehman Brothers. At Lehman Brothers, he served as President as well as head of the Investment Banking Division and Chairman of Lehman Corporation (a closed-end investment company). Warren's interests are broad, ranging from bluegrass and roots music (he puts on a free, three-day concert every year in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco) to studying the Torah (he picks it up each morning after a six-mile jog that begins at 3:45 a.m.) to competing in endurance sporting events.

Mike RobbinsMike Robbins

Good Stuff BookMike Robbins is an expert in teamwork, communication, and the power of appreciation. He delivers keynote addresses, leads customized seminars, and works one-on-one in a way that empowers people and organizations to work together effectively and be more successful. Mike has inspired thousands of people to reach new levels of awareness and success, both personally and professionally through his talks, seminars, and writing. He teaches people to be more grateful and appreciative towards others and themselves. Mike is the author of the book, Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation, the author of the audio program The Power of Appreciation, and a contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul.

Marilyn TamMarilyn Tam

Marilyn Tam is a corporate consultant, speaker and the executive director and co-founder of Us Foundation. Marilyn Tam's previous executive roles include president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, CEO of Aveda Corp., and VP of Nike. Marilyn Tam is also the author of "How to Use What You've Got To GetWhat You Want." She was ranked as one of the top 30 female entrepreneurs in 2004 by FemPreneur magazine.Tam Book

In addition to her expertise helping companies achieve increased productivity and morale, Marilyn Tam has insight into the challenges and opportunities in the advancement and integration of women and people of color into a company's upper level. She was honored with the Artemis Award for her business and humanitarian work by the Greek government and the Euro American Womens Council in Athens, May 2006 with her likeness on a Greek postage stamp.

Ms. Tam is currently dedicated to HealthWalk, an innovative health and wellness center dedicated to developing and offering leading edge holistic technologies and products to promote health, vitality and well being.

Born in Hong Kong to a traditional Chinese family, Marilyn Tam was an unlikely candidate for corporate stardom. She rose to the executive suites of Reebok, Nike and others; now, shes telling How to Use What Youve Got lessons in making the best of who you are to achieve personal, professional success

Chip ConleyChip Conley

Peak Conley BookChip Conley is the founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, California's largest boutique hotel company now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Starting out with virtually no industry experience, Chip opened his first hotel, The Phoenix, in San Francisco's edgy Tenderloin district on a wing and a prayer. The company now consists of over 40 award-winning hotels, restaurants and spas across the state. Chip and his company's time-tested techniques have been featured in Business 2.0, TIME, Fast Company, Fortune, People and other leading publications-so many magazines, so many new hotel possibilities!

In his new book, "PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow", Chip shares his unique prescription for success based on the iconic Hierarchy of Needs. His new theory illustrates how Employees, Customers and Investors are ultimately motivated by peak experiences-and he demonstrates how to create these for each using real-world examples from his own company and others.

Arthur JosephArthur Samuel Joseph, M.A.

Arthur Samuel Joseph, M.A. is a master teacher/strategist to Hollywood celebrities such as Anne Bancroft, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger and corporate giants Deloitte and Touche, Disney, Ernst & Young, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Toyota, and Universal Studios Hollywood Company.

Voice of Leader BookHe is the founder of the Vocal Awareness Institute, and has studied the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of the human voice for more than four decades.

Vocal Awareness is a scientifically researched method that is rooted in over four decades of experimentation, research and teaching. Out of this exploration has developed a philosophy and devotion to the spirit which allows the participant to more fully integrate the aspect of Self through the meticulously designed Vocal Awareness System, which includes exercises to build both presentational and performance vocal technique.

Arthur Samuel Joseph is also an author of three books as well as two audio series, DVD, and on-line courses.

Stu ZimmermanStu Zimmerman

Stu Zimmerman is the Chief Inspiration Officer and founder of In Joy Media. He is also the host of the radio program called Inside Wealth. In fall 2002, Stu founded Inner Securities, Inc., a private wealth coaching and training firm, based on the principles outlined in the landmark book he co-authored with Jared Rosen, Inner Security and Infinite Wealth: Merging Self Worth and Net Worth (Select Books, 2003).

Inner Security & Inside Wealth In 2005, he founded In Joy Media, Inc., a multi-media content provider and creator of the Inside Wealth radio show, to utilize the media as an agent for positive change. Stu is Vice-Chairman of the Keiretsu Forum Charitable Foundation. He is also the founder/director of Share the Wealth Foundation, a charitable enterprise created to educate and empower people to greater self-esteem, social responsibility and wealth creation, inside and out. Stu lives with his family in Northern California.

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Alex PattakosAlex Pattakos

Alex Pattakos, Ph.D., affectionately nicknamed "Dr. Meaning," is the founder of the Center for Meaning and author of the international best-selling book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and WorkPrisoners. He is a former therapist and mental health administrator, political campaign organizer, and full-time university professor (and graduate program head) of public and business administration. He has worked closely with several Presidential administrations on social and economic policy matters, and served as an adviser to the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Pattakos was also one of the initial faculty evaluators for the Innovations In American Government Awards Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and has been a faculty member at The Brookings Institution. Alex also is a past president of Renaissance Business Associates (RBA), an international, nonprofit association of people committed to elevating the human spirit in the workplace. During his tenure as President, RBA was active in Australia, Canada, Europe, Nigeria, South Africa, and the USA. Dr. Pattakos understands the challenges facing people in today's uncertain times. Through his work with Fortune 500 companies, public and nonprofit organizations, and university teaching, Alex has helped people at all levels and in all walks of life build their capacities for personal and organizational transformation. Moreover, as a principal of The Innovation Group, he consults internationally with individuals, teams, and organizations in all sectors and industries with an explicit focus on designing innovation systems, processes, products, and policies that make a positive difference and that are truly "meaningful."

Dr. Izzy S. JusticeDr. Izzy S. Justice

Dr. Izzy has 20 years of experience in the global management consulting business working at Deloitte Consulting and Andersen Business Consulting. His clients have been Fortune 200 companies where he has helped orchestrate major operational and organizational changes at all levels. Dr. Izzy is a certified six sigma Master Black Belt and has authored three books. His expertise on Emotional Intelligence and Mentoring is paradigm-shifting and is a sought-after speaker, board member and Recovering the Spirit of Management advisor, and presently is the CEO of EQmentor - a powerful and unique subscription-based online mentoring company that focuses on Emotional Intelligence using a state-of-the-art custom technology that connects mentors with mentees from across the world in an asynchronous and anonymous model fostering point-of-need learning and emotional safety in learning - 2 cornerstone principles in adult learning.

"Recovering the Spirit of Management" is Dr. Izzy's most popular book. It is reader-interactive and captures powerful experiential methods to self discovery.

Richard LeiderRichard Leider

Richard is consistently rated as one of the top executive educators and coaches in the world. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the "Top 5" most respected executive coaches and by Linkage as one of the "Top 50" executive coaches in America.

Founder and Chairman of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN, Richard has a worldwide practice working with many leading organizations such as Ameriprise, Caterpillar, Habitat for Humanity, MetLife, Pfizer and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

He is on the faculty of executive education programs at Duke Corporate Education, the University of Minnesota Carlson School's Executive Development Center and the Harvard Business School's General Management Program. As a speaker and seminar leader, he has taught over 100,000 executives from 50 corporations worldwide.

something to live for

Richard is the author of eight books, including three best sellers, and his work has been translated into 21 languages. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the career development field. Claiming Your Place at the Fire and Something to Live For, have been touted as breakthrough books on ìvital aging.î He is a contributing author to many leading edge coaching books, including: Coaching for Leadership, The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, Executive Coaching for Results and The Leader of the Future.

Richard holds a Masterís Degree in Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Master Career Counselor. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesotaís Center for Spirituality and Healing where he is a founder of The Purpose Project. As a commentator on work/life issues, Richard appears in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today, and on television and public radio.

A pioneer and leader in the field of coaching, Richard is widely recognized for his breakthrough thinking on how to help people discover the power of purpose in work and life. His work received recognition from the Bush Foundation, from which he was awarded a Bush Fellowship to study ìpurposeful aging.î Believing passionately that each of us is born with a purpose, he is dedicated to helping people to ìdiscover the power of purpose.î Along with his professional pursuits, Richard has led Inventure Expedition walking safaris in Tanzania, East Africa for 25 years.

Eddie ErlandsonEddie Erlandson

Alpha Male Syndrome

Eddie helps executives expand their influencing skills by helping them change entrenched leadership habits. He works with executive teams from start-ups to large corporations.

He has coauthored two books with Kate Ludeman: Alpha Male Syndrome and Radical Change, Radical Results.

Previously, Eddie was Chief of Staff at St.Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, where he was a vascular surgeon and co-founder of a wellness and executive effectiveness program. With his experience in medicine and leadership coaching, Eddie has developed a unique body of knowledge about how the executive brain works and which tools are most effective in expanding leadeship skills.

A self-described alpha male, Eddie has competed in 25 triathlons, 45 marathons and three ultra 100-mile marathons.