To become a beacon of change and hope to the community and others has become the life mission of several individuals in various fields. These individuals, whether treading along on the professional or artistic path, have all found their niche and acting on them to inspire change. Indeed, they are testaments to how humans are capable of doing greater things bigger than themselves. NY Wire has chosen 20 of such individuals:
- Gary Vaynerchuck
Gary Vaynerchuck is probably a man who does not need any introductions. As a CEO of several media companies like VaynerX, VaynerMedia, and VaynerSports, Vaynerchuck has made significant contributions to the community. The serial entrepreneur has worked with various Fortune 100 companies through his full-service advertising company VaynerMedia that can be found in four locations across the country. Vaynerchuck is also the chairman of VaynerX, a communications holding company.
Vaynerchuck is an esteemed public speaker who has donned multiple stages teaching entrepreneurs how to maneuver their businesses. He is also a 5-time New York Times bestselling author and a media personality. Besides that, he runs “The GaryVee Audio Experience,” a successful podcast that is part of the global Top 100.
- Blima Ehrentreu
Blima Ehrentreu is the founder and CEO of The Designers Group. The company started as a two-woman firm in 2009 and has now blossomed into an international design firm with offices in Toronto, New York, and Miami. The Designers Group operates under the premise that design is capable of finding and creating positive energy in any space.
Today, as the world is facing a pandemic, The Designers Group looks into new solutions where design goes beyond merely serving the purpose of aesthetic quality and practicality. Blima and her team are working on transforming spaces so that they will be able to adapt to and address much-needed health functionalities through design.
- Gwen Medved
Gwen Medved, M.Ed., is a success coach, leadership consultant and resiliency trainer. She is the author of Pillars of Success and she co-authored with Jack Canfield. Gwen is also the Executive producer of the documentary film “It’s Happening Right Here”, made to create awareness, prevent and help end child sex trafficking. She is a strong advocate for women and children, with a deep commitment to family, community, and motherhood. A successful entrepreneur who grew up in a highly dysfunctional family, Gwen knows first-hand what it takes to create success in life when opportunity is not handed to you.
Gwen is a trained graduate of Jack Canfield’s Train the Trainer Professional Development Program – a year-long intensive professional training program focused on how to experientially teach the principles of success and the facilitation of individual and transformational leadership trainer, and success coach. Gwen is mission-driven to combat the elements that victimize and dehumanize individuals. Her work includes advocacy, online events, retreats, speaking engagements, group and individual coaching. Gwen is a Purdue University graduate, an M.Ed in Counseling and Human Services from DePaul University.
- Mike Berro
Mike Berro is a 24-year old entrepreneur who leads Michigans largest Cannabis Marketing Agency. In just a little over a year, Qonkur Media Group has become the industry leader in Michigan’s marketing scene.Even as a startup, the agency secures more than 100 million dollars from clients’ marketing budgets alone every year.
“We’re not afraid to explore different avenues like bold and creative strategies in marketing. Qonkur Media Group is setting the new standard to excellence for marketing .
- Kyle Kane
Kyle Kane is an accomplished creator & producer, TEDx speaker, and award-winning entrepreneur. His latest venture, 180 South, ranked on the Inc. 500 list as the #13 Fastest Growing Company in America, and #24 in Global Marketing and Advertising. Kyle has crafted creative campaigns for some of the world’s premier artists & brands (Katy Perry, Kylie Jenner, Samsung, Montblanc, etc.) resulting in global market value of over $1B in sales.
As the CEO of Beyond Pacific, Kyle’s current focus is to bring innovative products, services, and technologies to the synapses of global consumers. From opening world class production facilities to designing PPE factories and rebuilding the infrastructure of impoverished areas decimated by natural disasters, Kyle and his team have proven to be the go-to problem solvers for some of the biggest challenges facing the world today. You can reach him via Instagram:
- Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson is a multi-time bestselling author, business coach, and motivational speaker. The Business Bully’s company, what members call “The Inner circle”, is a paradigm shift for small and mid-sized businesses. Pushing these businesses out of their comfort zones, making them keener to commonly run-over details, and overall creating leaders as well as profitable owners! After graduating from the School of Technology, Anderson went on to pursue a career as a radio host. During Anderson’s time as a radio host, he was able to rise to the top of the industry using his off the wall personal skill that translates to who people know today as the ‘business bully.’ Learning to buffer between business and entertainment was quite the hassle but in doing so, Anderson learned how not to sell himself to people but sell people to their own pains. He said, “Helping clients before helping yourself will allow you to have a consistently successful process. A business without a process, is a charity. And no one is going to work for you for free. The Business Bully Show teaches the successful businessman how to be useful in any facet of industry. This is how you can seamlessly rock in your industry, the same way I rocked in radio and business.”Instagram: @thebusinessbullyFacebook: Dave AndersonWebsite: www.businessbullyshow.com
- Elisha Monique
Throughout her 20 years in the beauty industry, Elisha Monique has achieved everything most hair stylists set out to do. Top industry magazines have published her work, earning her a position with Matrix L’Oreal as an artistic director. She owned and operated Defining Beauty Salon Suites, while traveling across the country to top industry trade shows platforming and competing at a high level. Elisha Monique moved on to become a sought after celebrity hairstylist and thought leader in the industry. Currently, teaching other beauty industry professionals how to succeed in the industry is what she does best.
Elisha Monique teaches and consults other salon owners and beauty professionals through her membership platform, Build Your Salon Business, and continues to win in this ever changing industry.
“Experienced” is an understatement when it comes to beauty industry professional ElishaMonique. With a vast amount of experience in many different areas of beauty, this 20-year veteran master hairstylist, makeup-pro, platform artist and educator has seen it all and done it all.
Facebook: Elisha Monique
- Ivan del Rosario
Ivan del Rosario is an on-the-rise artist based in New York. The 18-year-old artist is one who will capture the eyes of audiences in the near future. He started to venture to bigger heights December of last year. Even amid the pandemic, Ivan is not letting anything stop him. According to him, his main goal is to change the perspectives of young individuals about art. That in order to be an artist, one doesn’t have to be old or wear baggy clothes or make highly expensive art.
“What I think matters more is sending a message out to the public and creating something that will last for a while because I think all artists want to create something that will impact people while also making it affordable.” For Ivan, teenagers should expose themselves to the arts, like music, writing, painting and others.
- Jaliel Thompson
Jaliel Thompson is an influencer, model, motivational speaker, business coach, fashion connoisseur, and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience running a coaching agency, real estate company, network marketing company, investment company, and clothing company that together produces 7 figures annually.
He recently reached much notoriety and was featured on CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX for helping a nursing aide go from minimum wage to 6 figures in 90 days through his coaching agency.
Jaliel Thompson has served more than 10,000 clients and looks forward to helping many more. Book Jaliel and team today – his Discovery Sessions are FREE!
- Dale Robinson
Dale Robinson is not just changing people’s lives through fitness, but also through his book The Making Of A Guru, Motivational Speaking, and his non-profit organization The Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation 501c3 “Serving youth impacted by Incarceration.” Dale’s mission is to show everyone he comes in contact with that nothing is impossible.
He leads GURU Fitness, a fitness company that aims to empower every member through accountability, customized training, and positive community feedback. Their mission is to reach fitness goals through their effective 90-day challenge, GURU Fitness App, and GURU Franchise LLC.
GURU Fitness started in a garage with only 3 people and transformed to over 200 people in a short amount of time. The expert team at GURU Fitness combines over 15 years of fitness wisdom, techniques, and encouragement to help members around the world accomplish their fitness mission. What makes GURU Fitness so unique and different is its commitment to each of its clients. Dale makes sure to connect with everyone he comes across, not just in the fitness side, but in a profound manner. He said, “It’s about family, community, perseverance, and hope. The experience is absolutely unique for everyone, while requiring the same commitment from everyone.”
- Lynch Hunt
After serving 10 years in Federal prison, Coach Lynch Hunt established himself as a thought leader and trusted voice with corporate America, colleges, Churches, schools, prisons and community-based organizations. His trusted authority has made him a highly sought-after motivational speaker, author, recording artist, community organizer and Criminal Justice Reform Activist.
Coach Lynch is the author of eight books and he’s earned countless certifications in health and wellness, but life itself has taught him the lessons he values most. His enthusiasm about mental, physical and spiritual health is highly contagious and impactful — which is the foundation of his Brand AWOL FITNESS.
Coach Lynch’s ultimate objective with AWOL Fitness is to educate, motivate and empower people to transform their mind and body to live a life full of success.
- Lexi Hill
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Lexi Hill is the CEO & Founder of Twenty2 Media, a digital-first consulting agency and media brand specializing in the strategic creation and production of mission-driven brand identities and scroll-stopping content. With just under ten years of multimedia and operations experience, Lexi’s expertise touches on just about every digital fold, allowing her and Twenty2 Media to become an extension of every client, strategically crafting one-of-a-kind campaigns and skillfully managing multiple large-scale programs.
In addition to helping brands achieve their goals through her full-service consulting agency, Lexi runs the agency’s expansive digital brand, overseeing all editorial, podcast, influencer and social verticals, propelling Twenty2’s mission, to create a community and resource hub for post-grad millennials and gen-zers, in an increasingly digital-first world.
- Paul Mauricette
Paul Mauricette is the CEO of the musical company, Hip Hop Indie Music, a venture aimed to bring up-and-coming talented hip-hop and R&B artists into the attention of the right audience. Paul shares this dream with two other visionaries, Cordaryll Monroe and Joshua Emmanuel, who also have burning passions for music. The connection that they have made allowed them to create the company.
Paul enjoys talents and the music industry so when he and his team and he began their website, they naturally became interested in learning how it worked. After they developed basic music industry knowledge and yearned to learn more, Paul focused on website code programming. As the three friends further developed their abilities – they decided to pursue a career in the field. “We chose this career because we love working with talents – so the team wants to continue improving our abilities in doing so.”
- Joy Kingsborough
Joy is the creatrix of Mastering the BrainGAME, Quantum Meditation, and MindSHIFT, programs designed to elevate people’s consciousness and their lives. Her corporate career in technology and degrees in psychology have led her to a unique blending of spirituality and practicality that feels fresh and welcoming to those who are just awakening to their spiritual gifts and those who are well worn on the path.
Joy is devoted to inspiring, mentoring, and spiritually activating world changers. She helps them see beyond a mindset and Think Bigger, Like the Universe while embodying their personal power. Her work is helping consciously motivated, impact driven, loving leaders embody their role as co-creator with the Universe to reshape our current world!
Facebook: Joy Kingsborough, Mystic Success Coach
YouTube: Joy Kingsborough
- Patrick Beck
Patrick Beck is a world-renowned glass artist and entrepreneur. He has traveled the world as an ambassador of such, forming as a part of his heritage. He’s met many celebrities as well as political figures from around the globe. Patrick has mentored with Tai Lopez and was given a scholarship as a continuation of his ambassador training.
Patrick’s main business and passion is glass art. The venture has enabled him to be able to travel the world and have his art seen by millions of people. Most of the exposure has been online and in museums as well as galleries across the globe.
When he was a child, around 7 years, he decided that he wanted to continue in his Great grandfather’s footsteps and run for President someday. His grandfather was a Colonel in the Marine Corps and is in history for many battles from WW2 through Operation Desert Storm, he also was a history major with a PhD and taught at UCLA. The figure gave Patrick inspiration to keep moving forward no matter what happens, as well as the strength and courage to succeed.
- Tai Lopez
Tai Lopez is a man who has done more than what meets the eye. He is an entrepreneur, author, investor, and influencer. In his years of service, he has helped over 20 companies reach the multi-million dollar status. Not only does he impact the lives of people in the US, Tai has also reached out to over 40 countries, educating more than 1.4 million people worldwide.
He uses his book clubs and podcasts to teach budding entrepreneurs and individuals how to attain health, wealth, love, and financial independence. His “67 Steps” is a summary of everything that he has learned in business and in life, and he is sharing it to the growing community under him. Tai has also opened his own Business Mentorship Program as an alternative business school to anyone who dreams of achieving entrepreneurial supremacy. He has over 3.5million members, 2.9million followers on Instagram and 1.3million subscribers on YouTube. And it is growing by the day.
Facebook: Tai Lopez
YouTube: Tai Lopez
- Grant Cardone
The impact of Grant Cardone as a serial entrepreneur, author, and business coach, is undeniable. For years, he’s been able to change the lives of countless business men and women in the field of sales and marketing. As an entrepreneur, Cordone is not a stranger to hardships in businesses. His company, Cardone Capital, began from nothing but a dream. But with his perseverance, it has now grown to become a $1.8 billion venture – reaching several countries, building strong connections and changing lives of millions.
Cordone is also behind the books “The 10X Rule, If You’re Not First, You’re Last,” and several others that teach entrepreneurs how to succeed in their planned business ventures. As an entrepreneur who manages seven private companies, Cordone surely knows the ins and outs of the business world. To date, he has published 21 best selling books.
- Jacob Gland
Jacob Gland is a motivational speaker, suicide survivor, life coach, and mental health advocate. After surviving a self inflicted gunshot in December of 2017, life changed when he was paired up with his PTSD Service Dog, Liberty. Together, they are on a mission to leave a positive impact wherever they go and to spread awareness on the importance of taking care of one’s Mental Health. Suicide Prevention/Awareness is his passion, letting individuals know that the world is a better place with them in it and that they don’t have to take things to the extent that he did.
- Adnan and Samia
Meet Adnan and Samia, the New Yorkers who are changing the way people travel. Through their contributions, they are popular as “the hidden gems on Instagram.” Through #ActofGoodwill, a non-profit organization, Adnan and Samia help people in need throughout the world. Traveling on first class paying only $5 for a $20,000 ticket using #MilesandPoints similar to what “The Points Guy” teaches, they travel for free in luxury class and give back to people in need. The couple are also the North American Executive Directors for HalalTrip.com. Want to learn how to fly for free and be a #Force4Good – give them a follow.
YouTube: Adnan N Samia
- Kory Angelin
Kory Angelin is an Award-Winning Trainer, Sales Strategist and 2x Published Author. He has collaborated with some of the biggest fitness brands in the world and has been featured in a variety of media and print publications such as Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and Yahoo Finance. He is also the Host of The Rep It Up Podcast where he talks about sales strategy in the fitness industry. Kory’s mission has been to create content that revolves around a customer’s experience because that is what makes a brand or company successful.
Kory has been able to crossover his education and strategy from fitness into other industries. To him, “Sales is sales” and he believes that what he teaches and puts out in terms of content is the opposite of most salespeople in that it is all about customer experience within the sales cycle. “Most companies devalue their brand by offering discounts and promos but my philosophy is that charging a premium price and believing in your product/service is what actually separates great brands from everyone else.”
Kory is also behind the book #Sellout which helps leaders realize their full potential in, not only the fitness industry, but anyone who is striving to be successful.
LinkedIn: Kory Angelin
YouTube: Rep It Up