Tara DePorte

Tara Deporte

Effective entrepreneurs must know how to build a team, delegate and take a step back when necessary.   Tara DePorte founded the Human Impacts Institute in 2010, recognizing a need for creative approaches to sustainability and global coalition building. Before starting the Human Impacts Institute, Tara worked for nine years…

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Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger

Knowing your why makes you a more productive entrepreneur. Ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this, and how am I driving positive impact by doing it?’…companies with a strong sense of purpose are more successful and productive.   Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family…

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Jerry Hildebrand

Jerry Hildebrand

Pursue your dreams and aspirations, and then figure out how to make them a reality.   Jerry Hildebrand has a varied and extensive background in public service, international and domestic community development and microfinance. He currently works as the director of the Social Impact Lab at Lynn University in Boca…

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Katie Schmidt

Katie Schmidt

Break up big visions into actionable steps…With the right management, an idea that seems vast and insurmountable can become totally achievable.   Katie Schmidt is the founder, owner, and lead designer of Passion Lilie, an ethical fashion company. Started in 2013, the brand is fair trade and has a social…

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Maryann Kerr

Maryann Kerr

When you trust your intuition and feed your curiosity you open your soul to learning that will help you soar.   According to positive psychology researcher Michelle McQuaid, lost productivity at work, as a result of “bad bosses” costs the U.S. economy alone $360B a year. Maryann Kerr is on…

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Silas Nyembe

Silas Nyembe

Know all the corners of the industry you operate in and be willing to learn from others. Silas Theophilus Busang Nyembe started engaging in the family business when he was 12 years of age working as an assistant at his aunt’s supermarket whereby he had to learn all the basics…

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Sitinee Sheffert

Sitinee Sheffert

It’s okay to take on risks or challenges yourself beyond your limits. You will never know the full extent of your potential unless you do.   Sitinee Sheffert is a social entrepreneur, blogger and speaker with a passion for empowering kids to make a difference. She is the founder of…

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Emily Berg

Emily Berg

There is not one archetypal entrepreneur and that business is actually about problem solving and creativity. It is about recognizing holes or gaps and creating solutions.   Emily Berg is the founder and CEO of Matana, a subscription box service that gives Israeli artisans a global platform to showcase their…

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CJ Scarlet

CJ Scarlet

Choosing to be mindful in all interactions with others helps me stay focused on what’s important—kindness, compassion, respect, and appreciation for the fact that everyone is fighting a hard battle. CJ Scarlet knows first-hand how violence can destroy lives. A survivor of sexual assault as a college freshman and while…

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Steven Andiloro – Founder of Professional Security Solutions

Steven Andiloro - Founder of Professional Security Solutions

Take a step back, look at the bigger picture and ask yourself some questions. Steven Andiloro is an accomplished businessman in the security industry. His company, Professional Security Solutions, LLC is a highly-respected and well-established business in the North Carolina area. With his hard work, leadership and adept skill in…

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