By: Dr. Will Moreland
America’s #1 Leadership Life Trainer
Each year, I have the opportunity to work with and meet some of the most amazing people on the planet. Individuals from all walks of life; doing what I call living their “Genius Life.” Simply put, they have found something they are passionate about, committed to and they are sharing their passion with the world.
Almost daily, I am on social media and I get to see these individuals play out their passion. Some I admire from afar, most are people I have worked with in the past. The toughest thing I have done so far in 2017 is to create this list. I actually could have called it the “100 or 1000” Genius Minds; because I’m really that fortunate to come across so many spectacular people.
Maybe in the future we will expand the list; but for our first inaugural…. We have included some top
minds in several different industries that we think will make some noise not only this year; but for many years to come!!!
Olympic Gold Medalist Andrea Bolder has moved from running fast on the track, to running one of the most successful online coaching programs in the nation. She helps athletes make the transition from the sports world to the business world. Follow her Facebook Fan Page Andrea Bolder
BENNIE RANDALL JR.
Mr. Bennie Randall Jr. aka “The Motivator
” is a dynamic businessman and business coach. He is a serial entrepreneur that has started several success businesses. He is building one of the fastest growing media empires called, Bshani Broadcasting
. Follow his Facebook Page Bennie Randall
CHERYL SNAPP CONNER
Cheryl Snapp Conner is one of the best Public Relations figures in the Nation. As the chief visionary of SnappConner PR,
her clients range from small start ups to major Fortune 500 Companies. If her plate wasn’t full enough, she finds time to lend her expertise to publications like Forbes
and Inc. Magazine
. Follow her Facebook Page SnappConner PR
One of the up and coming funniest men in comedy is Demetrius Deason. He has paired his love for basketball and comedy and has created one of the hottest weekend events traveling the country, the “Layups To Standup Comedy Tour
.” He is sure to be laughing all the way to the bank. Follow his Facebook Page Layups To Standup
What’s that old saying: “Don’t talk about it, be about it.”
They probably were talking about Christy Rutherford, a Leadership and Success Coach. She is a 5-time bestselling author, a feat she accomplished in 8 months. Yes, she wrote and published 5 books in less than a year. An easy pick for this list. Follow her on Facebook Christy Rutherford
DR. VERNET JOSEPH
They call him, “Mr. Productivity.
” Dr. Vernet Joseph is a retired Military Officer that is known for producing at a high level; not only for himself, but for his clients as well. A no nonsense type of guy; if you want results, then you work with this guy. Follow him on Facebook Dr. Vernet Joseph
Jason Mitchell is a BEAST in real estate. The #1 agent in Arizona, has created a CRM program that is literally changing how realtors attract leads and close deals. Jason leads a team of some of the most passionate agents in the Valley of the Sun. Follow him on Facebook Jason Mitchell
ELDRIDGE BROUSSARD III
You know that feeling you get when you sit down with someone and just know they have the “It Factor
.” That’s what I felt when I set down with Eldridge Broussard III. A speaker, author and mentor, he is making some big noise around the country. Follow him on Facebook Eldridge Broussard III
DR. HOLLEN MEYER
FIRE BALL!!! That’s what comes to mind when I think of Dr. Hollen Meyer. She is on a mission to help individuals live their most successful life. She conducts the “Get Outta Your Head”
seminar around the country. Follow her on Facebook Dr. Hollen Meyer
They say that you net worth is determined by your network. Ife Badejo is the Caribbean’s #1 Business Networker
. She has the passion to connect entrepreneurs with the tools, strategies, and systems to get them to the next level. Follow her on Facebook. Ife Badejo
JAMAL AND SHONNELLE CUMMINS
The dynamic duo from the South. Jamal and Shonnelle Cummins are building a real estate empire, one property at a time. This young couple is not only building an empire; but they are teaching other young couples how to prepare for a prosperous retirement. Follow him on Facebook. Jamal Cummins
Who was it that said, “Age ain’t nothing but a number?”
Jevin Hodge believed it! When I first him, then high school sophomore, he was full of dreams and desires. Fast forward, the college graduate is the youngest elected Vice Chairman of the Arizona Democratic party. Follow him on Facebook. Jevin Hodge
RAINA AND JJ BIRDEN
Ask Raina and JJ Birden and they will tell you that happiness starts with health. The former NFL Wide Receiver and his wife are on a mission to help you stay fit, financially free, and have fun in life. They travel the nation to share their message, “When Opportunity Knocks
“. Follow JJ Birden
John Sandiford is CEO of Antonio Media
, one of the fastest growing media consulting companies in the world. With a unique spin on how they approach technology, John’s vision is to empower his clients to reach the world in fun and fascinating ways. Follow Antonio Media
The world is filled with amazing people, sights, and experiences. Kenroy Herbert wants to ensure that you see the best of them. His company, Leviticus Lifestyle & Travel,
makes your vacations come true. I met Kenroy on a recent trip to Anguilla; and the experience that he created has me hooked on luxury travel. Follow Leviticus Lifestyle & Travel
It started with an idea and a heart to empower single mothers around the world. In two short years, Kimberly Williams has orchestrated one of the most sought after conferences on the west coast. For the last two years, hundreds of single mothers gather to be empowered at her annual seminar. Follow her on Facebook. Kimberly Williams
One thing you cannot get back is wasted time. Marcel Benson is the Founder and CEO of the Benson Watch Company
. This dynamic visionary is taking the watch world by storm with this uniquely designed time pieces. Its just a matter of time before you will be wearing one of his signature timepieces. Follow Benson Watch Company
Have you ever had an idea? Have you ever had a dream? Most of us do; the difference is very few of us act upon them. Marquez Hughley wrote his idea on a napkin and turned it into a thriving business. As CEO of Gigaré Lifestyle Magazine
, he now has over 50 nations reading his articles on life, leadership, business, sports, and technology. Follow him on Facebook. Marquez Hughley
MICHAEL WALKER (DJ INSANNE)
If you are not growing you are dying. Not new to the music industry, DJ Insanne keeps finding ways to re-invent himself and stay relevant in today’s music arena. A California legend and radio personality, Michael Walker knows how to keep a crowd on their feet. Follow him.
If sales is the lifeline of your business, then content is the blood that flows through your veins. Very few write copy better than Renayka Boyd. Skillful, gifted, and a pure genius at capturing her clients message. Her words are responsible for some of the most powerful conversion rates in the market. Follow her on Facebook. Renayka Boyd
ROSHANDA “THE R0SHO” PRATT
Do you want people to remember you? Tell a powerful story. With over a decade of storytelling experience Roshanda Pratt helps her clients engineer some of the most amazing and compelling stories in the marketplace. Follow her on Facebook. Roshanda Pratt
Have you seen the latest Kia
commercial? How about the latest commercial for Marriott
? Then you most likely you have seen Willie Macc. One of the former stars of the hit TV show College Hill, Macc continues to expand his brand as a speaker, comedian, and author. Follow him on Facebook. Willie Macc
Do you have a brand? Whether you think you do or not, you DO! When you are ready to take your brand to the next level, that is when you call America’s #1 Motivation and Multimedia Strategist
, Sade Dennis. Like a skilled artist, she creates multimedia canvases that create buzz for her clients. Follow her on Facebook. Sade Dennis
“I wont’ be stopped”! That is the declaration this 40 under 40 recipient made to the world. A prolific speaker and author Sasha Simmons is making her mark. This unapologetic dynamite woman wants to pierce the heart of young women and let them know they can’t be stopped. Follow her on Facebook. Sasha Simmons
Raising a family and helping her husband build a multi-million dollar company wasn’t enough for this go-getter. So what did Stephanie Snowden do? She started her own company to empower women and teach them to have the power to follow their dreams. This nurse turned entrepreneur has on of the fastest growing consulting companies in Dallas, TX. Follow her on Facebook Stephanie Snowden
Well, there it is, our inaugural “25 Genius Minds to Follow in 2017” List. Each of these individuals are making some serious noise in their industries. We would love to hear who you would add to this list, because we know there are many more worthy Genius Minds that could have made our list. Looking forward to your feedback. Let’s congratulate the individuals on this year’s list. Please share!!!
DR. WILL MORELAND
Dr. Will known as America’s #1 Leadership Life Trainer, is a 15X Bestselling Author, Speaker, Business and Leader Awardee. He was named a top Leader to follow on Twitter. As CEO of Will Moreland International, LLC, he leads one of Arizona’s top Leadership and Business Consulting Companies.
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