John Vinson

John Vinson

Be flexible enough to readjust your expectations.   John Vinson, Assistant Vice President for the University of Washington, chose his career path to make a difference. He enjoys the energy of the higher education environment of colleges and university campuses. In addition, Vinson has served in law enforcement for more…

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Erica Mackey

Erica Mackey

Iterate on your idea until a solution reveals itself.   Erica Mackey is a serial entrepreneur who recently co-founded MyVillage. As CEO, Erica is building a high-quality, community-driven solution to the national childcare shortage by empowering home-based childcare and preschool providers with the tools they need to grow a successful…

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Gabrielle Glancy

Gabrielle Glancy

The tagline for New Vision Learning is “Helping Students Realize Their Dreams.” This is what I do for myself and what I help others do in their own lives.   Gabrielle Glancy has been an entrepreneur since the age of four when she sold stickballs for ten cents less than…

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Shayna Pond

Shayna Pond

Set continuous goals, work to meet them strategically & quickly, and measure completion of those goals to determine in a tangible way if they helped your business grow and move forward. Adjust & modify future goals, then repeat!   Shayna Pond believes that good professional development trainings should be actionable…

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Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker

There is no substitute for learning from failure—it’s priceless.   Jessica Parker is a researcher, educator and entrepreneur. She is the owner and CEO of Dissertation by Design, a consulting firm that provides scholarly writing and professional editing support to graduate students all over the world. Her team consists of…

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Ximena Hartsock

Ximena Hartsock

Talk to your customers. They are your first and last investors.   Ximena Hartsock is the Founder of Phone2Action, leading software for public affairs and grassroots advocacy. Prior to founding Phone2Action she was a member of the executive cabinet of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, serving as Assistant Superintendent…

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Libby Fischer

Libby Fischer

Tackle your biggest problems first: Whatever is scaring you needs to be thing number one on your to-do list…identify the big ticket items on your to-do list is helpful in giving you a little push.   As an emerging leader in the education technology industry, Libby Fischer is already making…

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Kunal Chandiramani

Kunal Chandiramani

Brainstorm. Every situation can be understood better and every encounter could teach something.   Kunal Chandiramani is the founder and CEO of CompAcademy and KStar, A TEDx speaker, an international best-selling author and an honary advisor to Kangaroo Kids Education Limited. KStar is the fastest growing independent e-commerce provider of…

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