This year’s Speakers and Panelists include an array of savvy professionals whose companies have collectively served hundreds of thousands of businesses and organizations worldwide. They’re rock stars in their fields, and still others are literally changing the way business gets done in their industry. What do they all have in common?
They are DARING. They are PLAYFUL. They are MASTERS OF BREAKTHROUGH THINKING, DOING, AND LIVING. Most importantly, they want to share what they know with YOU, so you can work smarter, faster, more effectively, and more confidently.
Confirmed speakers and panelists at the 2014 “A-Ha!” Summit include:
Roderick Russell (@RoderickRussell) is a professional sword swallower, mentalist, hypnotist & speaker, driven by an intense desire to explore the fringe of human experience. Dedicated to uncovering the psychology, biology and neuroscience of what makes us all extraordinary, he entertains and informs through on-stage demonstrations, seeking to inspire us all to discover our own inner remarkable. The author and host of Remarkably Human: The Art & Science of Being Remarkable, his work has been also featured on the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, CNN, MTV, Maxim Magazine, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and more.
Keynote: Dare to Be Remarkable
Christina Alexa and Kelly Lang , two co-founders of the Live in Love Retreat. Christina is the founder of Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls and the Abhyasa Yoga Institute. She has been sharing her experience in a variety of yogic, shamanic, and healing disciplines through teaching and healing work for more than 25 years, and specializes in empowering people to align their minds, bodies, and spirits for optimal human performance and expansion. Kelly is a Certified Health Coach and Founder and “Intuitive Health Detective” of Green Life Wellness. Kelly helps people solve their most frustrating health mysteries, get on track with healthy living, and fully step into the power of being their absolute best in mind and body. She partners with her clients to create step-by-step changes in lifestyle, and to create “A-Ha!” moments in their understanding of how food affects their mood, productivity, and personal and professional potential.
Presentation: Energetic Technology: The Three Quantum Gamechangers for Your Breakthrough Success
Steve Boucher (@SNHUOnCampus), Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Southern New Hampshire University (Fast Company Magazine’s 2012 #1 pick for Most Innovative Education Company in the World). As the former Communications and Legislative Director of the NH Division of Economic Development, an award-winning blogger, and the host of the weekly Granite Get Up & Go arts and entertainment segment on WTPL, Steve claims to be the “most sarcastic man alive…so far.”
Presentation: Opening Remarks From a Marketing Maverick
Heather Jackson (@HeatherKJackson), is the New England Regional Development Director for Constant Contact. More than just an email marketing force, Constant Contact also offers event management, online surveys, social campaigns and more to half a million businesses and organizations worldwide. Heather leads a team of expert speakers who conduct online marketing seminars and workshops throughout the region. Helping others learn while inspiring change and transformation drive her work and many of her creative pursuits.
Presentation: Email Marketing for the Mobile-Focuses Masses
Nate Lindquist (@NateLindquist), is the owner and CEO of Innerspire Companies, Life and Business Results Coach, Speaker, and Author of The Gifts Formula. He has been directly mentored by Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes and has studied self improvement and life-change strategy since he was 7 years old! He’s a runner, husband, Dad and adventurer, with a hunger for constant learning and helping others achieve beyond their current vision – to truly share their GIFTS.
Presentation: Minimalist Marketing for Maximum Results
Sue B. Zimmerman (@SueBZimmerman), aka the #InstagramGal and #TheInstagramExpert, is a master at Instagram for Business. She teaches entrepreneurs, business execs, and marketing professionals how powerful Instagram for business can be. Sue B. is the founder of the online Instagram course Insta-Results, the author of the #1 eBook Instagram Basics for your Business, a Speaker and Business Coach. She also is the founder of SueB.Do & Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise.
Presentation: Mastering Instagram for Business
The “Online Domination” Panel
Revealing the best tips and advice on cutting-edge digital strategies, responsive design, inbound marketing, as well as some future-casting and trend-watching in business for 2015 and beyond!
Moderated by Ben Bassi (@BenBassi), CEO of CommonPlaces, recently named Best Drupal Developer in America. Bassi, an Internet pioneer, presided over the company whose social networking patents were sold to launch LinkedIn. Ben combines experience as a marketer and digital executive with a vast entrepreneurial skill set.
Rob Hatch (@RobHatch), President, Owner Media Group, teams with Chris Brogan to help people build relationship-minded sustainable businesses. Rob has been working with humans for 20 years. He has led businesses and organizations large and small, serving children and families throughout New England. Most recently, Rob was at the helm of a non-profit organization in Western Maine serving children with special needs and their families. His entrepreneurial spirit helped create new programs and a new facility, leading the organization through the largest growth in its 30 year history.
Kevin Skarritt (@Skarritt), Chief Peep, Flock Marketing, is a serial entrepreneur, online branding expert and is the go-to creative force for relationship marketing expert and bestselling author Mari Smith’s product launch designs. Kevin is also the Co-founder and Communications Director for Michigan CHI, the Michigan Computer-Human Interaction Association, Member of Interactive Design Association of Lansing and a Member of Usability Professionals Association … AND he also makes some of the best, most beautiful hand-rolled sushi imaginable.
Josh Verrill (@JVerrill), VP Revenue Acquisition, Dyn, is responsible for overseeing demand generation, eCommerce and overall revenue conversion. Prior to joining Dyn in 2013, as Director of E-commerce, Josh was VP, Business Development & Sales at Punchbowl.com. Ahead of Punchbowl, Josh spent 7 years as a member of the team that ran SmartBargains.com and founded Rue La La, a members and invitation-only shopping site. During his tenure, he oversaw customer acquisition and helped launch Rue Local into 9 cities across the U.S. Rue La La was acquired by GSI Commerce in 2009. Along with his wife, Jess, Josh owns and operates Verrill Stables, a state of the art American Saddlebred training facility in Danville, New Hampshire.
The “A-Ha!” Summit Halftime Show
In 2012, West African drumming ensemble Landaya (@Landaya) provided the soundtrack for a networking event that had everyone movin’ and groovin’. 2013 featured Jim Tyrrell (@JimTyrrell), singer, songwriter, and hooligan. He led the audience in creating musical elements for entry into the long-running “Song Fight!” competition – and the Summit won!
What will 2014 have in store? Find out on November 13th, 2014 – register for the #AhaSummit!