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      “How can you make a brand synonymous with leadership, intelligence, and integrity? Karen Leland answers these questions and more with insight, warmth, and wit. This book that will help you raise your profile and turn heads.”
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      Karen Tiber Leland

      Karen Tiber Leland is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, management and marketing consultant, freelance writer, media guest, and more. 

      Keynote Speaking on Branding, Leadership and Inclusion

      Karen Tiber Leland has given presentations, workshops and keynote speeches in more than 50 countries around the world. She has spoken for Harvard, Yale, TEDx, Google, The American Management Association, The American Marketing Association, YPO, Stanford and many others.

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      Is It Time for a New Brand Marketing Strategy?

      Your personal, team, and business brand changes over time and will require periodic adjustments. But how do you know when it’s time to invest the time, effort, and resources it takes to create a new brand marketing strategy? Your decision to embark on a rebrand is...

      The Growing Trend Of Adding Legal CBD/Hemp To Health And Beauty Products

      Having discovered the use of CBD and hemp when she had to take in her sister who was having ovarian cancer three years ago, Tea guru Miriam Novalle is now utilizing CBD/Hemp in her business. Miriam is the CEO and founder of the world-renowned T Salon in New York City and the founder of High Tea Today. She discusses her new tea line which contains legal CBD/hemp buds and the growing trending of adding CBD/hemp to beauty and health products. She shares that hemp under 3% of THC is legal in every state of the union and it works amazingly for people with sleeping issues, for purification, for detox, and does wonders for the immunity before and after chemo treatment. She adds that it has no psychoactive ingredients so it doesn’t get you high. Miriam talks a little bit about how she got into the business, how she made it successful, and shares some insights on what she thinks are some of the lessons for entrepreneurs from the journey that she’s been through.

      Why We All Need To Become Global Citizens

      Kunal Sood is the Founder of X Fellows, Novus and X-Impact Group. Sood is also a TED Speaker and Resident. He discusses: How an extraordinary experience can transform a person’s life; what is the difference between an ordinary conference and a curated event and why we all need to be global citizens. Sood works with Fortune 500 companies such as Facebook, Google, and SAP, as well as social enterprises like X Prize Foundation, Singularity University , TED and United Nations. He has won numerous awards at the UN for his work as a leader in social impact, innovation, and media. 

      As an exponential entrepreneur, social impact strategist, and philanthropic leader, Sood is focused on promoting organizations that make a positive difference to humanity. his steadfast commitment to the field, Sood has received many honors that include the RoundGlass Samsara Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, and. He has five masters which include an MBA from Kellogg and an MA in Positive Psychology from Penn.

      How 3 College Friends Started A Jerky Company

      Jess Thomas is the Co-Founder and CEO of True Jerky, a consumer brand of protein snacks. Thomas discusses the challenges and rewards of a start up in the food space including: What it’s like to start a business with friends; how to survive in a competitive market with a few large incumbents and a lot of local boutique brands and how to stand out. True Jerky, which was founded by college friends in 2015 and based in San Francisco. makes bold & delicious protein snacks inspired by regional or global flavors, made with 100% domestic meats. Their products can be found in over 2000 stores nationwide, as well as on Amazon and the True website.

      How Social and Emotional Intelligence Makes Kids Better Citizens

      Leslee Udwin is the founder of “Think Equal” a non profit whose mission is to create a global system change in education. Udwin discusses the powerful impact teaching young children emotional and social intelligence has on their role as citizens – in the country, world and their careers. She was voted by the NY Times the No 2 Most Impactful Woman of 2015 (second to Hillary Clinton), and has been awarded the prestigious Swedish Anna Lindh Human Rights Prize (previously won by Madeleine Albright). She has also been named Safe’s Global Hero of 2015, Global Thinker by Foreign Policy.

      A British Oscar winning filmmaker Leslee is now a Social Entrepreneur. Her documentary “India’s Daughter”, has been critically acclaimed around the globe, won 32 awards (including the Peabody Award) and sparked a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The searing insights yielded by the 2½ journey making “India’s Daughter”, led Leslee to found “Think Equal” which calls for a global system change in education.