August 2, 2021
Patrick is a venture capitalist and the author of Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice. Patrick coined the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), as well as the related term FOBO (Fear of a Better Option) in a 2004 article in the student newspaper of Harvard Business School. FOMO has since been added to the dictionary and FOBO has become an increasingly popular framework to describe choice paralysis. He has been featured in The New York Times, Politico, The Financial Times, The Guardian, and Inc, and gave a popular 2019 TED Talk on FOBO and decision-making that has surpassed 1.5 million views. Originally from Maine, he has visited 103 countries and now lives in NYC. More at patrickmcginnis.com.
IG - @patrickjmcginnis
Twitter - @pjmcginnis
August 1, 2021
María is a 24-year-old from Puerto Rico currently living in the DMV area. She always knew that social media was the key to helping small businesses thrive and grow but never got a chance to explore it. That’s why when she discovered Social Media Management she went after it and shortly after, launched SMS Media. She had a Bachelor's in Advertising and 2 years of experience as a Paid Ads Consultant. She is now the CEO & Founder of SMS Media, LLC, a social media management and coaching business for wedding vendors. She's passionate about helping wedding vendors save time, money, and stress & get booked out months in advance by enhancing their social media presence.
July 31, 2021
Daniel Snow is CEO and Founder of The Snow Agency, a performance and social media marketing agency that is disrupting the ecommerce landscape for DTC brands. Daniel is a proven expert having launched and scaled numerous viral ecommerce brands himself over the course of 3.5 years, generating over $50M in revenue.
July 30, 2021
Jason Wrobel is the co-founder of Wellevatr and the co-host of the podcast This Might Get Uncomfortable. He’s the Amazon and Globe & Mail bestselling author of the Hay House cookbook and lifestyle guide, Eaternity. As the first-ever plant-based chef in history with a primetime television series, his groundbreaking show “How to Live to 100” on Cooking Channel and Food Network Canada taught millions of people worldwide how to prepare delicious, organic, healthy meals at home. Described as the love child of Jim Carrey and Alton Brown, he infuses his live speaking events, videos and digital teachings with a relentless drive to grow and a lighthearted, joyful approach to health and wellness.
July 28, 2021
Sue Reninger, Managing Partner and Client Brand Strategist at RMD Advertising, founded RMD Advertising in 1992. Since that time, Sue has been responsible for the strategy and direction of RMD’s clients. Today, she works closely with brands such as ParmCrisps, THINSTERS, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Southern Recipe Small Batch, Buckeye Vodka and more to develop new strategies that better connect the brand to consumers, and consumers to the brand.
July 26, 2021
Anastasia Schmalz and Tomer Arwas are money mindset and startup coaches, and the creators of the blog GenerationNomads.com. Having reached financial independence under 30 through real estate and stocks investments, they left their cushy corporate careers to travel the world for 18 months without working or touching their savings.
Before founding Generation Nomads, Anastasia worked as new product development consultant and Tomer worked as an IT project manager in Fortune 500 companies. Combined, Anastasia and Tomer have over 10 years of experience in mentoring startups and scale ups in various industries and managing over USD 1 million digital innovation and IT implementation projects.
On GenerationNomads.com, they have garnered a monthly readership of 15,000 from over 170 countries. Their Freedom Framework is used to teach millennials how to design and reach a freedom lifestyle. In The 9-5 Escape Plan program, they help their clients create and acquire passive income assets.
They live in one of their favorite cities in the world – Amsterdam, The Netherlands. From Amsterdam, they work with aspiring entrepreneurs in The 9-5 Escape Plan coaching program.
July 25, 2021
Mike has been the owner and President of The Growth Coach of Northern VA since June of 2015 (Over 5 years). Mike provides strategic planning, business development, and sales training to business owners, corporations, executives, and sales teams. Mike’s diverse business background and experiences make him uniquely qualified to work with businesses of all sizes, to help them achieve and exceed their goals.
Mike is proven highly effective in strategic planning, sales, process execution and resource management within various organizations. He has demonstrated expertise and positive results in organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company (20 yrs), Mobil Chemical Company (6yrs-Now Exxon Mobil) as well as The United States Army (6yrs-Army Officer). Mike has over 26 years of marketing, sales, and business management experience within Fortune 500 companies. He is a motivated team leader, known for building capabilities within an organization to achieve superior results.
Mike is certified in The Strategic Mindset coaching process which adheres to standards, practices and policies that the International Coaching Federation has set forth in their Code of Professional Standards and Ethics. Mike’s passion is helping businesses, while being a positive influence in his community.
Mike has been married to his wife Tina for over 35 years, and currently lives in Fredericksburg, VA. He has two children Aaron and Alexis Williams.
Organizations and Community Support
- President of the Business Forum of Fairfax (October 2019 to September 2020)
- Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (January 2019 to Present)
- Local support of the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and other food support
- Mentor support to young boys and girls within the Stafford County Middle Schools
July 24, 2021
Kate is the CEO, Founder, & Creative Director behind Tiger Bones Studio. A Washington DC area, brand and web design studio for service-based entreprenturs and product-based lifestyle and wellness businesses. Tiger Bones Studio designs brands that evolve with you, so that you can focus on your impact.