Authors

A list of the Authors that contribute to Better Business Focus Magazine
Veronique Ademar

Veronique Ademar

Human Resources professional, People Manager and Internal Coach

Veronique’s areas of expertise in HR lie primarily in Coaching, Recruitment, Employee Relations, Performance Management, People development, and Processes & Procedures. View her bio

Khalid Aziz

Khalid Aziz

Lead Communications Skills Coach

Since 1983 Khalid has worked as a consultant in spoken communications and presentation skills, having founded The Aziz Corporation. View his bio

 

Lindsay Agness

Lindsay Agness

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

Anthony Andre

Anthony Andre

Owner, Niche Market Know-How

André has been running his own businesses since 1983. Prior to this he had a successful 17 year career in Purchasing and Materials Management. View his bio

Rob Arkell

Rob Arkell

Sales and Marketing Director at Koozai

Rob 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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Guy Arnold

Guy Arnold

Self employed Business Adviser and Coach

Guy delivers 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 works with clients across the globe helping them convert sales effort into better sales results. View his bio

 
Drayton Bird

Drayton Bird

Founder of The Marketing Donut

The Chartered Institute of Marketing named Drayton one of 50 living individuals who have shaped today’s marketing.  View his bio

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Tim Brown

Tim Brown

Business Coach

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

 
Fi Bendall

Fi Bendall

Managing Director of Bendalls Group

Fi is an expert and pioneer in digital strategy and one of Australia’s most respected leaders in the digital space. View her bio

 
Lilach Bullock

Lilach Bullock

Social Influencer

Lilach 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). View her bio

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Sunil Bali

Sunil Bali

Performance Coach, Speaker and Author

Ex Head of Talent for Vodafone Group and Santander, and having run a £50m business, Sunil has been responsible for hiring over 50000 people. View his bio

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Ian Berry

Ian Berry

International Business Speaker

Ian has unique expertise in why doing good is good for business. Author of two books and a contributing author to three more. View his bio

 
David Burkus

David Burkus

Author and Speaker

David is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. View his bio

Andy Bounds

Andy Bounds

International speaker and Author

Andy 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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Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus

Business Strategist

Daniel is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the author of six books. View his bio

James Caan CBE

James Caan CBE

Serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and former Dragon!

James Caan CBE is Founder & Chairman of Recruitment Entrepreneur – a global investor in early to mid-size recruitment start-ups. View his bio

Nigel Collin

Nigel Collin

Business Speaker and Conference Facilitator

Over the past three decades, Nigel has advised C-Suite executives, Ministers of Parliament and entrepreneurs in both public and private sectors. View his bio

Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas

Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas

International Consultant and Author

Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas has helped over 100 boards to improve board and corporate performance. View his bio

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John Carter

John Carter

Founder and Principal of TCGen Inc.

John specialises in the value creating aspects of product development – from the strategy and innovation processes, through product definition, execution and launch. View his bio

Melanie Curtin

Melanie Curtin

Master’s in Communication and Columnist at Inc. magazine

Melanie is passionate about millennials, sustainability, women’s empowerment and authentic expression. View her bio

Lolly Daskal

Lolly Daskal

President and CEO of Lead From Within

Lolly’s programs galvanize clients into achieving their best, helping them accelerate and deliver on their professional goals and business objectives. View her bio

Paul Dunn

Paul Dunn

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

 
Linda Everett

Linda Everett

Business and Executive Coach

Specializing in performance, Linda helps business owners and senior professionals become more confident, more effective and more empowered. View her bio

Bryan Elliott

Bryan Elliott

CEO of The GoodBrain Digital Studios

Bryan is also a writer, director, producer, journalist—and entrepreneur.  View his bio

David Finkel

David Finkel

Author and Business thinker

David is co-author of SCALE: 7 Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back, and one of the nation’s most respected business thinkers. View his bio

 
Adam Fridman

Adam Fridman

Seasoned Entrepreneur

Adam enjoys the challenges and excitement of startup companies. He founded MeetAdvisors, a Chicago based advice and mentorship community for Entrepreneurs. 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. View his bio

 
Bob Garner

Bob Garner

Author and Speaker

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

 
Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson

Author, Keynote speaker and CoFounder of Innovation Excellence

Rowan is recognized as one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on innovation. He is the internationally bestselling author of 3 major books, an award-winning keynote speaker in 60 countries. 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

 
Stephanie Gilchrist

Stephanie Gilchrist

Marketing Professional with PHMG

Stephanie is a skilled marketing professional with PHMG – the world’s leading provider of audio branding. View her bio

Adi Gaskell

Adi Gaskell

Innovation Writer and Consultant

Adi has worked with leading Organisations from the private and public sectors, including Deloitte, DellEMC, GSK, the Ministry of Defence, InnovateUK, Government Office for Science and National Health Service. View his bio

Judith E. Glaser

Judith E. Glaser

Organizational Anthropologist

Judith is one of the most pioneering and innovative change agents, consultants and executive coaches, in the consulting and coaching industry.  View her bio

Jeff Haden

Jeff Haden

Author, Contributing Editor for Inc.com

Jeff 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. View her bio

Elaine Heney

Elaine Heney

CEO of Chocolate Lab Apps and Author

Elaine is the #1 Bestselling Author of The App Escape Plan and App Marketing. She is the CEO of Chocolate Lab Apps iPhone developer blog. View her bio

 
Aki Kalliatakis

Aki Kalliatakis

Founder of The Leadership LaunchPad

Aki 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

Mentor and Executive Coach

Dionne is an author, speaker, painter and blogger.  View her bio

 
Tom Koulopoulos

Tom Koulopoulos

Author and Founder of the Delphi Group

Tom is acknowledged as one of the industry’s leading futurists. He is also a columnist for Inc.com. View his bio

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Ron Kaufman

Ron Kaufman

Author

Ron is author of The New York Times, USA Today and Amazon.com.  He is also the founder of UP! Your Service. View his bio

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Gary Lipkowitz

Gary Lipkowitz

Chief Operating Officer at GoAnimate

Gary Joined GoAnimate in 2011, after spending 10 years in Asia working with Wego.com, Mediacorp Raintree Pictures, Yahoo! Southeast Asia and MTV Asia. View his 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

 
Matthew E. May

Matthew E. May

Independent Strategy and Innovation Advisor

Matthew works closely with senior managers and their teams to help them define innovative new strategies and build competitive capability. 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

 
Clive Miller

Clive Miller

Sales Trainer and Coach

Clive is the author of most SalesSense training material and writes about selling for magazines and newsletters.. View his bio

 
Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

Founder of Leadership IQ and 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

 
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

John Niland

John Niland

Conference Speaker

John is best-known as a conference speaker on doing higher value work and creating more opportunity via better conversations. View his bio

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Jesse Nieminen

Jesse Nieminen

Co-founder and Chairman at Viima

Jesse is also an entrepreneur with a passion for building businesses and growing organizations to scale in the digital age.  View his bio

Martin Pollins

Martin Pollins

Chairman and Founder of Bizezia and OneSmartPlace

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

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Andy Preston

Andy Preston

Sales Motivator, Professional Speaker, Sales Training expert

Andy 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

Michael Ruiz

Michael Ruiz

Co-Owner of Ripple Marketing Australia Pty Ltd

Michael skills-set is marketing strategy/planning, social media, PR, local area marketing, campaign planning, integrated marketing campaigns and lead generation across digital channels. View his bio

 
Greg Satell

Greg Satell

International Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author and Advisor

Greg is an accomplished entrepreneur, executive and one of the foremost experts on innovation today.  View his bio

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Marcel Schwantes

Marcel Schwantes

Speaker and Entrepreneur

Marcel is passionate about working with forward-thinking leaders intentional about the empowerment of people to create extraordinary impact. View his bio

Petra Smith

Petra Smith

Founder of Squirrels&Bears

Petra is Founder of Squirrels&Bears, a marketing consultancy helping SMEs and entrepreneurs to attract new clients and grow their business. View her bio

Mike Southon

Mike Southon

Entrepreneur and best-selling Business Author

Mike is a serially successful entrepreneur, business author and one of the world’s top business keynote speakers on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and sales. View his bio

 
Martin Sayers

Martin Sayers

Professional Copywriter

Martin is an experienced professional copywriter. Prior to this, he worked as a freelance journalist, View his bio

 
Lucy Seifert

Lucy Seifert

Coach/Trainer and Author

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

Micah Solomon

Micah Solomon

Customer Service Speaker and Consultant

Micah writes on customer service, customer experience and corporate culture.  View his bio

 
Jim Schleckser

Jim Schleckser

Chief Executive Officer at Inc. CEO Project

Jim 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

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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Robin Schooling

Robin Schooling

Managing director/strategist with Silver Zebras LLC

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

 
Barry Shamis

Barry Shamis

CEO of Selecting Winners

Barry is also the Founder and Managing Director of the Institute for Executive Selection. View his 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. View his bio

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Frank Sonder

Frank Sonder

Founder and CEO of foresee

Frank deals with human computer interaction and the broader impact of digitalisation to our society and is also an Entrepreneur, Speaker and Business Consultant. View his bio

Barry Urquhart

Barry Urquhart

Managing Director, Marketing Focus

Barry is an inspiring speaker and author of Australia’s top two selling books on customer service. View his bio

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Urko Wood

Urko Wood

President and Founder of Reveal

Urko is also a contributing writer on innovation and growth strategy for The Business Journals. View his bio

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