Jay Coughlan, co-author of Five Bold Choices
Jay Coughlan was a business professional with a bright career until one evening when he drove while under the influence of alcohol. The result of that decision was a car crash that killed his father and sent Coughlan to prison. Since he release, Coughlan launched TruBalanced, a corporate coaching consultancy.Click to read the full article »
Roberta Matuson, author of The Magnetic Leader
Roberta Matuson is president of Boston-based Matuson Consulting and author of the new book The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers and Profits.Click to read the full article »
Pedro Ast, founder and CEO of Bvddy, Miami
Twenty-five-year-old Pedro Ast is a former professional tennis player who transferred his athletic passion into an entrepreneurial endeavor with Bvddy, a sports matchmaking app that lets people search for partners for the sport of their choice as well as find and organize their own sports events and activities.Click to read the full article »
Gina Jacobs, owner of Gina Jacobs Real Estate & Property Management, Woodbury, Conn.
In the traditional real estate world, brokers work on a commission basis, usually receiving five or six percent of the home sale price. Yet over the years, real estate broker Gina Jacobs increasingly found this system problematic – especially during the recent rough stretch when the housing market was lethargic in her central Connecticut business territory.Click to read the full article »
Jack Litewka, author of The Sophisticated Manager
Jack Litewka is a former Microsoft senior director and product unit manager, and he is author of the new book The Sophisticated Manager: Essential Leadership Lessons for Developing High-Performance Team…and Avoiding Critical Mistakes.Click to read the full article »
Melissa Greenwell, author of Money On The Table
Melissa Greenwell is executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Finish Line Inc., a national retailer, and author of Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership. This new book is designed to offer a step-by-step and cost-effective guidance companies seeking to achieve gender balance among their executive ranks.Click to read the full article »
Tim McCabe, co-founder and creative director, CardFool, Lenexa, Kansas
Tim McCabe has been an artist for more than 15 years, and last year opened his own business with a goal to help everyone build better relationships via traditional and digital greeting cards.Click to read the full article »
J. Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network
Our first Superstar for 2017 is J. Kelly Hoey, author of the new book Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World.J.
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Jeff Vitti, owner of Tipping Chair Tavern, Milldale, Conn.
For many people, the notion of musically inspired performers abruptly declaring "Hey, let's put on a show!" is strictly the stuff of old Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movies. But for Jeff Vitti, that rhythmic idea took him out of the stability of the nine-to-five world and into the more challenging realms of entertainment and food service.Click to read the full article »
Leena Gehlot, Managing Director, Intex Construction Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya
This week, our Superstar focus is aimed at a fast-rising executive in the African commercial property world.Click to read the full article »