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Alan Hester

Alan Hester is a trainer and international author. His first book, Management Starts With You: Gain Confidence and Success as a Leader and Manager, has been translated into Chinese, Arabic and Greek and sold in the US, India, Australia and across Europe. Alan works with individuals and with leaders to increase their confidence, resilience, success and well-being. He formed Alan Hester Associates in 2002, delivering practical, inspirational and interactive workshops to a wide range of people. This book draws on his experiences of working with people recovering from depression and other mental health issues, long-term unemployed adults, people with addiction problems and those who need help to get out of their own way and find a new direction in life.Alan lives with his wife Eunice, the couple's Golden Retriever and their four cats in Reading, Berkshire. They have a son, Michael, and a daughter, Charlotte. He spends his spare time listening to Bob Dylan albums, supporting Reading FC, watching cricket, gardening, reading and, of course, writing. Get Out Of Your Own Way is his second book.To find out more about the author's work or to contact him direct for speaking, training or coaching, please visit www.alanhester.co.uk or email him at alan@alanhester.co.uk.

Aliza Licht

Aliza Licht is the fashion PR executive and former Twitter phenomenon, DKNY PR GIRL. Featured on the front page of the New York Times style section as one of 'America's Next Top Mentors', dubbed the 'Reigning Queen of Social Media' by Women's Wear Daily, and called one of 'Six Women Who Rule the Fashion World' by TIME Style & Design, she is a TEDx speaker and five-time Fashion 2.0 award winner. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.

Cal Turner Jr.

Cal Turner, Jr. grew up in a Scottsville, Kentucky, household where business and family were one. After graduating Vanderbilt University, he served for three years as an officer in the United States Navy before beginning his career at Dollar General. He served as CEO for 37 years, and during his tenure, the number of DG stores rose from 150, with sales of $40 million, to more than 6,000, with sales in excess of $6 billion. Turner has served on the boards of companies like Shoney's and First American, and of educational, civic and charitable organizations including Vanderbilt and Fisk universities, and has been president of the board of governors of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. His many awards include the Presidential Award for Private Sector Initiatives (presented by Ronald Reagan) and the Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus Award. A committed lifelong Methodist, Turner was inducted in 2001 into the Fellows of the Society of John Wesley by the Tennessee Conference of the UMC.

Christopher Barnatt

Christopher Barnatt is Associate Professor of Computing & Future Studies in Nottingham University Business School, and the author of ExplainingComputers.com, ExplainingTheFuture.com and their popular YouTube channels. He has written five previous books on computing and future studies, and lectures and consults widely on cloud computing and Web 2.0. Christopher also appears regularly on TV and the radio. You can follow him in the cloud at twitter.com/ChrisBarnatt.

Dambisa Moyo

Dr Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs.She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly - And the Stark Choices Ahead and Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World.Moyo was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and was named to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.She completed a doctorate in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington DC.

Geoff Tibballs

Geoff Tibballs is the author of numerous bestselling humour titles.

Jock Busuttil

Jock Busuttil is a product consultant, speaker and writer. He has spent more than a decade working as a product manager for technology companies ranging in size from startups to multinationals, including Zeus Technology, Iron Mountain and Experian. In 2012, He founded Product People (productpeo.pl), a product management consultancy. Jock routinely instructs classes at General Assembly on product management, and mentors startups, entrepreneurs and product professionals. He holds a MA in classics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, is the author of the blog I Manage Products (imanageproducts.co.uk) and regularly contributes articles to mindtheproduct.com.

Julia Pimsleur

Julia Pimsleur is CEO and Founder of Little Pim, the leading program for introducing young children to a second language at home. It sells internationally in nineteen countries, and has won more than twenty-five awards for its proprietary Entertainment Immersion Method®. Pimsleur is dedicated to helping other female entrepreneurs access growth capital - one of the greatest keys to business success. To this end, she has created the "Double Digit Academy" fundraising boot-camp and the online course "Further. Faster. Funded." Pimsleur has blogged about entrepreneurship for Forbes.com since 2012, and she has been a speaker at Stanford University, Yale University, NYU Stern Business School, and the Yale School of Management. A popular TV guest, she has been featured on TODAY, NBC Weekend Todayand Fox News, and her company has been highlighted in Business Week, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She won the 2013 Smart CEO Brava! Award for women entrepreneurs.

Lorraine Murphy

Lorraine Murphy is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. In 2012, she founded The Remarkables Group, a pioneering influencer strategy agency. Prior to starting The Remarkables Group, Lorraine created and managed campaigns in an eight-year PR career that began in Dublin, moved to London and ended up in Sydney where she now lives and works. Lorraine's acclaimed bestselling first book, REMARKABILITY, was published in 2016. This was followed be GET REMARKABLY ORGANISED in 2018. BABY, YOU'RE REMARKABLE is her third book.

Luke Miller

Luke Miller is a user experience designer and researcher. He began his career in UX with the Wall Street Journal, and in the beginning of 2013 moved on to help form the new Yahoo mobile product office in NYC. In the same year he co-founded Tumbleweed, a production studio that makes mobile story telling experiences. In addition to teaching UX design classes at General Assembly he also teaches a mobile specific course at Parsons The New School for Design, is a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, and mentors startups, entrepreneurs, and design professionals. He holds an MS in information science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Magdalena Yesil

Magdalena Yesil is a founder of Broadway Angels and the founding board member and first investor of Salesforce, where she served on the board from inception to post IPO. Yesil has been active in Silicon Valley for three decades; she spent eight years as a general partner at the venture capital firm US Venture Partners, making investments in a broad spectrum of technology startups. She has been an early investor in more than 30 companies, and prior to her investing career, Yesil was a serial entrepreneur, founding two successful electronic commerce companies: CyberCash, a pioneer in the secure electronic payment systems (IPO), and MarketPay, an embedded payments software company.

Matthew Rudy

Matthew Rudy has ghostwritten 26 sports, business, and travel books since 1997, including titles by golf instructors Dave Stockton, Hank Haney, and Stan Utley; sports psychiatrist Dr. Michael Lardon, and personal development coach Bryan Dodge. His book with personal finance expert Anthony Davenport will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017. He is a senior writer at Golf Digest, where he has ghostwritten 25 cover stories since 1999 and earned national awards for his investigative and feature work.

Michael Fertik

Michael Fertik is the Founder and CEO of Reputation.com. Recently named Entrepreneur of the Year by TechAmerica, and a member of the World Economic Forum Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet, he writes for Harvard Business Review, Reuters, Inc.com and frequently appears on the BBC, Good Morning America, Today Show, CBS Early Show, CNN, Fox, Bloomberg, and MSNBC. Fertik is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and will be teaching a course on privacy at Tel Aviv University and Harvard University.

Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson is the author of 10 books of popular science including the Science Magic series (Oxford University Press) which was shortlisted for the Aventis Science Prize. He works full-time as a science presenter, and is regularly invited to perform demonstrations around the world at science festivals, universities and schools. He has performed at festivals ranging from the Edinburgh Science Festival to the Korean Science Festival, and lectured at universities ranging from the UK to the Ukraine. He holds a BSc in psychology.Illustrator Kate Charlesworth has drawn regularly for New Scientist and has illustrated a wide variety of publications including The Cartoon History of Time.

Rob Simbeck

Rob Simbeck is a writer and editor of over 20 books. He was ghostwriter of Cal Turner's first book, co-written with Howard Olds, Led To Follow.

Ryan Paugh

Ryan Paugh is the cofounder and COO of CommunityCo. He first cofounded Brazen Technologies, which in its early years was recognized by Mashable as one of the top social networks for Gen Y. Ryan then went on to cofound Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) in 2010.

Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber is the cofounder and CEO of CommunityCo, an organization that builds and manages professional membership communities for global brands. He is the founder of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invitation-only organization comprised of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs, and Forbes Councils, a collective of invitation-only organizations for world class executives. He is also a Special Advisor to Forbes Media. Scott is a sought-after public speaker, internationally syndicated business columnist, television commentator, and author of the book Never Get a "Real" Job.

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson's business experience includes sales, marketing, retailing and wholesaling. He worked for two of the leading wholesale nurseries in Europe, before plunging into self-employment in 1992. In 1998 he formed Start Business and since then he has helped hundreds of people to start their own business.

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, Presented by the President of the United States in 2003.

Tom Bartow

Tom Bartow left a successful career as a college basketball coach to become one of the highest-producing financial advisors in Edward Jones's history. He went on to help American Funds's Capital Income Builder fund nearly triple in value. Since then, he has become one of the most creative and sought-after business coaches in the world, specializing in helping companies and individuals excel in times of adversity.