J.D. Perry

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

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

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

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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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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David Jeansonne

David Jeansonne

Follow up and follow through…If you need something, you follow up on it. If you say you’re going to do something, you follow through and do it!   David Jeansonne is a motivated and driven entrepreneur who runs a combination of highly successful organizations. The Louisiana native is a self-taught…

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Karelyn Lambert

Karelyn Lambert

Be nice in the face of adversity. Try to be as empathetic as possible in each and every situation your encounter – both in personal and business interactions.   Karelyn EVE Lambert is a Executive Virtual E-ssistant via her website KarelynEVE.com. Her goal is to help savvy small business owners…

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Jennifer Maggio – Founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries

Jennifer Maggio - Founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries

Bringing ideas to life is about doing it now, today. Make a decision to simply put one foot in front of another.” Jennifer Maggio is an award-winning author and speaker, whose personal journey through homelessness, abuse, and multiple teen pregnancies is leaving audiences around the globe riveted. At 19, Maggio…

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Pepper Rutland – Founder and CEO of MMR Group

Pepper Rutland - Founder and CEO of MMR Group

I believe that there are two words you must eliminate in your culture to get people behind you in order to grow. Those two words are “Ego” and “Greed.” Pepper Rutland is an entrepreneurial philanthropist first and an entrepreneurial businessman second. He founded his company, MMR Group, in 1991 and…

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