Creator and Founder of Spanx
Sara Blakely wanted footless body-shaping pantyhose to wear with her cream-colored pants and open-toed shoes, but she couldn’t find them anywhere. As a frustrated consumer turned entrepreneur, Blakely took $5,000 in savings and began her adventure in the $2 billion male-dominated hosiery industry.
Shawn Stevenson is the creator and host of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Fitness & Nutrition podcast on iTunes.
He’s the best-selling author of Sleep Smarter, a nutrition expert and founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, where he has helped clients reverse chronic illnesses, achieve stunning levels of fitness, and lose thousands of pounds collectively.
Business Growth Expert
Steven S. Little is a much sought after expert on the subject of business growth and the future of opportunity. As a former president of three fast-growth companies, he now advises thousands of leaders of growing organizations and communities each year. For over ten years, Steve was also a Senior Consultant for Inc. magazine.
Founder of Travelocity.com & Founding Chairman of Kayak.com
Terry Jones founded Travelocity.com. He led the company as President and was Chief Executive Officer from its founding until May 2002. Previously, Jones served as Chief Information Officer at Sabre Inc.
Tom began his family business consulting practice in 1980 as one of few professionals addressing family-owned businesses in the United States. He integrates the notion of spirit in his work with family businesses, and assists family business clients with succession planning, leadership development, business planning, board development, and wealth preparation planning.
Inspirational, Influential, Insightful
Vinh Giang is first and foremost a businessperson and entrepreneur. While in his 20s, he started an online business with two good friends; all of them had decided to leave their careers in accounting and pharmacy, to pursue their dream of building a successful business. Their online platform, Encyclopedia of Magic, now teaches magic to almost 50,000 students around the world. For this innovative and successful business idea, Vinh and his friends were awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year.