Authors

A list of the Authors that contribute to Better Business Focus Magazine
John Adair

John Adair

Adair Leadership Foundation

In 2003 John established the Adair Leadership Foundation. The Foundation provides world-class leadership and management development including training, consultancy and coaching based on his work.
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Veronique Ademar

Veronique Ademar

Human Resources professional, People Manager and Internal Coach

Veronique is an Executive Coach and partner at The Pathway Project. Veronique’s areas of expertise in HR lie primarily in Coaching, Recruitment, Employee Relations, Performance Management, People development, and Processes & Procedures. View her bio

August Aquila

August Aquila

Founder and CEO of AQUILA Global Advisors LLC

August is a key thought leader for professional service firms (PSFs). He has worked with various types of PSFs in the US, Canada, India and England.  August brings a wealth of hands-on experience to his clients and presentations.
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Lindsay Agness

Lindsay Agness

Founder and Managing Director of The Change Corporation

Lindsey Agness is the founder and managing director of The Change Corporation. Lindsey is one of the UK’s top specialists in staff engagement, performance improvement, behavioural change and motivation. View her bio
Rob Arkell

Rob Arkell

Sales & marketing Director at Koozai

Rob Arkell is Sales & marketing Director at Koozai. He has years of online marketing experience and a general passion for the internet ensure Koozai’s clients always get the very best service advice for their needs. View his bio

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Anthony Andre

Anthony Andre

Owner, Niche Market Know-How

André Anthony has been running his own businesses since 1983. Prior to this he had a successful 17 year career in Purchasing and Materials Management with a number of high profile multinational electronics companies. View his bio
Guy Arnold

Guy Arnold

Self employed Business Adviser and Coach

Guy Arnold is a self employed business adviser & coach, delivering business support across the UK: specialising in building sales, personal & organisational effectiveness & empowering & motivating teams. View his bio
Nick Baldock

Nick Baldock

International Speaker and Sales Improvement Consultant

Nick Baldock is an international speaker and sales improvement consultant working with clients across the globe helping them convert sales effort into better sales results. View his bio  
Fi Bendall

Fi Bendall

Managing Director of Bendalls Group

Fi Bendall is an expert and pioneer in digital strategy and one of Australia’s most respected leaders in the digital space. She is the Managing Director of Bendalls Group, a team of highly trained digital specialists, i-media subject matter experts and developers. View her bio  
Dee Blick

Dee Blick

Author and Blogger

Dee is a Fellow of CIM with 30 years’ marketing experience, mostly with small businesses. She is the marketing blogger for Barclays Connector website, the marketing contributor to the Microsoft book Key Metrics For Business Success and video blogger for The Institute of Directors. View her bio
Lilach Bullock

Lilach Bullock

Founder of Socialable

Lilach Bullock is one of the UK’s most dynamic, well-respected and well-connected businesswomen – she is  listed as one of the top 20 Women Social Media Influences in Forbes (2013). A business owner, social media consultant, internet mentor and genuine digital guru. View her bio

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Ian Berry

Ian Berry

International Business Speaker

Ian Berry is an international business speaker with unique expertise in why doing good is good for business.  The author of two books and a contributing author to three more, Ian holds the CSP (Certified Professional Speaker) designation, the highest level available to professional speakers internationally. View his bio  
Sonia Blizzard

Sonia Blizzard

Managing Director of Beaming

Sonia Blizzard is the Managing Director of Beaming – a company that provides secure internet connectivity and data back-up services to a number of businesses across the UK. See her bio
Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus

Business Strategist

Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the author of six books, including the highly acclaimed Technotrends, which has been translated into over a dozen languages. View his bio
John Bancroft

John Bancroft

Founder of Incognate

John’s talent for effective selling began at the age of 15 selling ice-creams from a cart! John was Executive Vice President establishing the sales & marketing operation for Performative plc. He has since set up his own business called Incognate that helps companies to grow more business revenue. View his bio

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Cris Beswick

Cris Beswick

Author and Keynote Speaker

As one of the UKs foremost thinkers on strategic Innovation, Cris is also an author and keynote speaker.  He specialises in advising CEOs and senior teams on the strategy, leadership and culture required to drive innovation and build organisation-wide capability; helping enhance business performance, drive growth. View his bio
Andy Bounds

Andy Bounds

International speaker, best-selling author, award-winning consultant

Andy Bounds is an expert at helping companies communicate and sell better. Author of two best-selling books and winner of the title Britain’s Sales Trainer of the Year. View his bio

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Tim Brown

Tim Brown

Business Coach in West & South West London

Tim started his ActionCoach business coaching practice in 2011 after a highly successful career in stock broking and corporate finance in the City of London. View his bio  
Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman

Director of Azure Partners

Paul has over 20 years experience of marketing, sales and general management in the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East in both blue chip and early stage companies.  He has experienced an IPO on NASDAQ, is a member of the Institute of Directors. View his bio  
Nigel Collin

Nigel Collin

Business Speaker | Conference Facilitator

A master communicator and interviewer, Nigel is passionate about distilling the behaviours and knowhow of hugely successful people into practical and lasting strategies and insights. View his bio  
Paul Dunn

Paul Dunn

Chairman of the revolutionary B1G1, 3-time TEDx speaker and Author

Paul is a 3-time TEDx speaker. He is a Senior Fellow in one of the World’s Leading Think Tanks and holds a Lifetime Service Award to the Accounting Profession in the UK. View his bio  
Bryan Elliott

Bryan Elliott

CEO of The GoodBrain Digital Studios

Bryan Elliott is CEO of The GoodBrain Digital Studios and a Southern California native with a 15-year history on the client side of brand marketing and production in industries including action sports, entertainment and movies, and digital tech. View his bio  
Jeff Eilertsen

Jeff Eilertsen

Project leader, Master Trainer at UP! Your Service and Speaker

Jeff Eilertsen leads Global Service Education for UP! Your Service, bringing over 20 years of experience working in organizational development, training and human resource firms. View his bio  
David Finkel

David Finkel

Author & one of the nation’s most respected business thinkers

David Finkel is co-author of, SCALE: 7 Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back (written with Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman), and one of the nation’s most respected business thinkers. View his bio  
Paul Friederichsen

Paul Friederichsen

Owner of BrandBiz

Paul specializes in marketing strategy and award winning creative direction for the development and launching of brands, and has done so for a variety of category leading clients. View his bio  
Adam Fridman

Adam Fridman

Seasoned entrepreneur

Adam Fridman is a seasoned entrepreneur who enjoys the challenges and excitement of startup companies. He founded MeetAdvisors, a Chicago based advice and mentorship community for entrepreneurs, and Mabbly, a digital marketing agency. View his bio  
Bob Garner

Bob Garner

Author and Speaker

Bob Garner is the author of “Masters of Motivation” which has been called a “must read” by business leaders. View his bio  
Patrick Garmoe

Patrick Garmoe

E-Marketing Specialist

As e-marketing specialist, Patrick oversees search engine optimization, content creation, pay-per-click efforts and social media for PureDriven’s clients. View his bio  
Jeff Haden

Jeff Haden

Author & contributing editor for inc.com and a LinkedIn Influencer

Jeff Haden has written more than 30 non-fiction books, including four Business and Investing titles that reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list. View his bio  
Louise Harnby

Louise Harnby

Professional Proofreader

Louise is a highly recommended professional proofreader with 24 years’ publishing experience. I specialize in providing proofreading solutions for clients working in the social sciences, humanities, fiction and commercial non-fiction. View her bio

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Elaine Heney

Elaine Heney

CEO of Chocolate Lab Apps & Author

Elaine Heney is the #1 Bestselling Author of The App Escape Plan and App Marketing. She is the CEO of Chocolate Lab Apps iPhone developer blog with over 180 apps published and 3 million downloads. View her bio  
Gavin Ingham

Gavin Ingham

Sales Trainer and Coach

With a unique background combining sales experience with personal development and communications technologies Gavin brings an inspirational yet real approach to sales training and coaching. View his bio  
Aki Kalliatakis

Aki Kalliatakis

Founder of The Leadership LaunchPad

Aki Kalliatakis runs The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing that he founded in 1989. View his bio

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Dionne Kasian-Lew

Dionne Kasian-Lew

CEO of the Social Executive® and Author

Author of The Social Executive – how to master social media and why it’s good for business (Wiley). Dionne is the CEO of the Social Executive®, a social media advisor to Board. View her bio  
Ron Kaufman

Ron Kaufman

Author

Ron Kaufman is author of The New York Times, USA Today and Amazon.com.  He is also the founder of UP! Your Service, a company that enables organizations to build Uplifting Service cultures and enjoy a sustainable advantage. View his bio

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Alexander Kjerulf

Alexander Kjerulf

Founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Woohoo inc

Alexander is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work. He is an author and speaker, presenting and conducting workshops on happiness at work at businesses and conferences in over 30 countries. View his bio
Grant Leboff

Grant Leboff

Sales and Marketing expert & Author

Grant Leboff is one of the U.K’s leading Sales and Marketing experts. His first book, Sales Therapy®, introduced businesses to a new and highly effective Sales philosophy. View his bio  
Gary Lipkowitz

Gary Lipkowitz

Chief Operating Officer at GoAnimate

Gary has been waiting for convergence his whole life. He has always loved media, entertainment and technology and is really glad he gets to “work” in these fields. View his bio  
Jocelyn Low

Jocelyn Low

Author

Ms Jocelyn Low enables Client Success and delivers Actionable Service Education programs through UYS Train-the-Trainer Certification approach. View her bio  
Rick Liebling

Rick Liebling

Head of Global Marketing for Unmetric

Rick is a frequent speaker and guest columnist, Rick is a veteran of several agencies across PR, traditional and digital disciplines. View his bio  
Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews

Founder and Managing Director of People Alchemy’s

Paul’s key skill is in making the ideas come alive with stories, and making sure his listeners receive practical tools and tips to take away and implement. View his bio  
Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

Founder of Leadership IQ & Author

Mark has consistently been ranked as one of the Top 30 leadership gurus in the world. Mark leads one of the world’s largest leadership studies. View his bio  
Clive Miller

Clive Miller

Sales Trainer and Coach

Achieving sales targets has been the focus of Clive’s working life for twenty-five years. During his time in the field, he has sold a wide range of products, solutions, and services in the IT industry. View his bio  
Ellie Mirman

Ellie Mirman

Program Coordinator for Founder Mentors and Inbound Marketer at HubSpot

Ellie’s specialties lie in lead generation, email marketing, and product marketing. She also has experience with event marketing, launching the first ever Inbound Marketing Summit in 2008. View her bio  
Debra Murphy

Debra Murphy

Marketing Coach

Debra is a marketing coach and mentor passionate about helping small business owners take control of a critical business asset – their online digital footprint – and use it to increase visibility and generate inbound leads. View her bio  
Kate Nasser

Kate Nasser

Consultant and Trainer

Kate is smart, wise, down-to-earth, funny, energizing consultant/trainer who inspires change and people skills growth. View her bio  
Sofie Persson

Sofie Persson

Solicitor at Engleharts

Sofie is a Solicitor at Engleharts Solicitors, she heads up the Employment department specialising in all aspects of employment law. View her bio  
Andy Preston

Andy Preston

Sales Motivator, Professional Speaker & Sales Training expert

Andy Preston is recognised worldwide as the Leading Authority on Cold Calling and ‘New Business’ Sales Techniques, and is the creator of ‘Stand Out Selling’. View his bio  
Lorraine Pirihi

Lorraine Pirihi

Leading Productivity Specialist & Speaker

Lorraine Pirihi, The Productivity Queen is Australia’s Leading Productivity Specialist. She’s committed to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs work less, earn more and have a life. View her bio

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Martin Pollins

Martin Pollins

Chairman & Founder of Bizezia & Chartered Accountant

Martin Pollins is a Chartered Accountant and MBA with wide experience in corporate finance and business management. View his bio

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Mike Robson

Mike Robson

Experienced & Entrepreneurial Businessman

Mike has Board level experience as Chief Executive or Chief Financial Officer in a number of industries and has business experience in the USA, Australia, Western and Eastern Europe in addition to the UK. View his bio  
Michael Ruiz

Michael Ruiz

Co-Owner of Ripple Marketing Australia Pty Ltd

Michael has teamed up with two former Principals from the same franchise business and they have formed a Company of their own – Ripple Marketing Australia Pty Ltd. which provides 360º marketing solutions for Small and Medium sized businesses. View his bio  
Martin Sayers

Martin Sayers

Professional Copywriter

Martin Sayers is an experienced professional copywriter, in 2007 Martin became a fulltime freelance copywriter. Since then he has written for hundreds of clients all over the world. View his bio

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Barry Shamis

Barry Shamis

CEO of Selecting Winners

Barry Shamis is the CEO of the international management-consulting firm Selecting Winners. Also, he is the founder and Managing Director of the Institute for Executive Selection. View his bio  
Micah Solomon

Micah Solomon

Customer Service Speaker & Consultant

Micah writes on customer service, customer experience and corporate culture. He is an expert in customer service, the customer experience, customer centricity, hospitality, and building a customer-centric corporate culture. View his bio  
Jim Schleckser

Jim Schleckser

Jim helps leaders grow companies. He specializes in the issues that fast growth firms experience in their business models, talent, processes and systems as they reach higher levels of performance. View his bio  
Frank Sonder

Frank Sonder

Entrepreneur, Speaker and Business Consultant

Frank deals with human computer interaction and the broader impact of digitalisation to our society.  As the founder, CEO and creative mind of foresee, he develops interactive solutions at the intersection of humans, design and technology. View his bio
Robin Schooling

Robin Schooling

Managing director/strategist with Silver Zebras LLC

Robin Schooling, SPHR, has 20+ years of HR leadership experience, she works with organizations to develop integrated HR and talent management strategies. View her bio  
Paul Sloane

Paul Sloane

Founder of Destination Innovation

In 2002 Paul founded his own company, Destination Innovation, which helps organisations improve innovation. He writes and speaks on lateral thinking and innovation. View his bio

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Mike Southon

Mike Southon

Entrepreneur and best-selling business author

Michael Southon has been writing for the Internet for over 3 years. He has shown hundreds of webmasters how to use this simple technique to build a successful online business. View his bio  
Lucy Seifert

Lucy Seifert

Coach /Trainer and Author

Lucy Seifert is a highly experienced Coach /Trainer of 22 years and an Author of several personal development books (Gower Publishing). View her bio  
Brad Smith

Brad Smith

Founder of FixCourse, Entrepreneur and digital marketing consultant

Brad has worked with clients in a variety of industries including software, insurance, real estate, journalism and travel: everything from start-ups to the Fortune 500. View his bio

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