Mitch Chailland

Mitch Chailland graduated from the University of Houston and moved to New Orleans in 1992 to start working in the professional employer organization industry. Mitch started Canal HR in 2013 after spending 21 years learning as much as possible about the field. He is currently the President of Canal HR,…

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Chad Harris

Don’t be afraid to assess internally and check for complacency and analyze your shortcomings so you can learn from them.   Chad Everett Harris was born in California in 1969. Initially residing in Palos Verdes, California, he quickly became accustomed to moving frequently, having lived in Grosse Isle, Michigan, Atlanta…

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Hunter Finn

You can’t always control what happens to you in your lifetime, but you can always control how you respond.   Dr. Hunter Finn is a well-known veterinarian who is dedicated to helping both his patients and his humans live healthier lives. Originally from Alexandria, Louisiana, Dr. Finn is now based…

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Melissa Whitten

Don’t let failure defeat you. It’s just a lesson on how to do something better next time.   Melissa Whitten is an experienced content writer and editor. She created Written by Whitten to help B2B businesses connect with their audiences authentically and establish their expertise through custom, value-driven content. Written…

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Jeremy Rowe

Never give up, even when something goes wrong. Deal with it, fix it, and move on.   In his early career days, Jeremy Rowe started in the financial services business where he had four different insurance agencies until he left the industry in 2009. He decided it was time for…

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Alireza Minagar

Always be proactive in learning the most up-to-date information.   Dr. Alireza Minagar is a neurologist currently on staff at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Minagar is a specialist in neurology, with a focus on Multiple Sclerosis. He was born and raised in Iran, graduating from Tehran University…

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J.D. Perry

Reading accelerates learning, co-opts the learning of others and even keeps your brain healthier.   J.D. Perry of Baton Rouge, LA is a results-driven leader with over 20 years of experience in financial analysis, corporate cash management, asset management, environmental mitigation banking, and real estate. Mr. Perry focuses on minimizing…

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Margaret Williamson

I honestly think the best thing to do is re-assess your business every several months. I think it’s too easy to get caught up in the day to day details that you lose sight of the overall. Margaret Williamson, creative director and lead designer, founded Leaf + Petal in 2015….

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Lance Robinson

Make a plan and work toward it. If you have a great idea, figure out the steps you need to take to bring it to life, and always be working toward a ten-year plan for your business.   Lance J. Robinson is a practicing criminal defense and personal injury lawyer…

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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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