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Importance of Building Relationships, Cathy Karabetsos

Cathy Karabetsos is the founder, and CEO of QCSS, the BEST Call Center on Earth since 1991.

She is also the host of ‘Go BIG or Go Broke' podcast where she interviews ordinary people who choose to play BIG.

Her mission is to inspire everyone to stop playing small, go BIG and become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams!

Cathy along with her business partner Karin Hall, founded QCSS (Quality Customer Service & Sales) in 1991. Since then Cathy has become a well respected leader among family, friends, employees, and the business community. Cathy prides herself on being a Christian leader. She partakes in Christian leadership groups and more importantly practices what she believes. God is very important to her along with her family. She spends most of her time with her husband Tom & their 7 children. She has spoken at many leadership events and is always networking with others. Cathy is best known for her big heart- she is full of compassion and always is thinking of the needs of others. This is a trait she instills in all who are employed at QCSS. and

No Excuses, Reach Your Full Potential in 2019 with Soulaima Gourani

Soulaima Gourani dedicates her life to improving the lives of others. She helps people and companies shine by helping them unleash their enormous potential and find their real talents, purpose, and passions. And it all started when she was fired from my job while pregnant and expecting her first child back in 2007. At the time she noticed no one wanted to hire pregnant women. This inspired her to start her own business – her need for personal and professional freedom.

“I needed to create a sense of control over my own life. I never wanted to get fired again and have another organization take control of my life. I’ve also always hated organizations that are too “structured.” As a result that led me to co-write the bestseller, “Unboss”, because I felt like there was a need for organizations that were more independent and “free spirited," States Soulaima.

Soulaima Gourani is a motivational speaker and philanthropist and a Ted Talk Mentor who does approximately 200 public talks per year around the world. She is an advisor to major companies on customer loyalty, strategic networking, change management, employee motivation and future of business. She has worked as an advisor and speaker for clients such as Samsung, DuPont, LEGO, McKinsey, DELL, Microsoft, Stanford University, BMW, Cisco, and many more.

In March 2012 Soulaima was selected as one of the 192 management leaders in 2012-2017 by the World Economic Forum. In 2016 Soulaima was appointed by TED Talks as a mentor to the speakers.

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Stress Tips for this Holiday Season with Dr. Eudene Harry MD

Eudene Harry MD is the medical director for Oasis Wellness and Rejuvenation Center, a wellness practice devoted to integrative holistic care. She is a veteran physician with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Harry earned her medical degree and performed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Harry is the author of three books designed to empower the individual to get started on their path to optimal health. She has published extensively on the topics of reducing stress, healthy lifestyle choices, and regaining youthfulness. She regularly contributes to television and radio shows nationwide.

How Any Business can Thrive with Only 10% Growth with Pete Williams

Pete Williams is an Australian-based entrepreneur, advisor and marketer. His companies include Infiniti Telecommunications,, SpringCom Telecommunications, and Preneur Group, an advisory-consulting firm that guides business owners through the process of increasing profits, margins and other key indicators. 

Pete discusses with us how any business can thrive with only 10% growth with his Seven Levers system: Suspects, Prospects, Conversion Rate, Average Item Price, Items Per Sale, Transactions, and Profit Margin. ( You can also check out his latest book, Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth.

Creating passive Income with Joy Schoffler of Upside Avenue

Joy E. Schoffler, Chief Strategy Officer of Upside Avenue, who is an experienced leader within the global financial technology community, having won numerous awards and been featured in leading pubs like Forbes and Inc Magazine. Before joining Upside as CSO, Joy was founder and CEO of Leverage PR and she was able to sell her financial services PR company for a very financially rewarding deal, that still drives passive income to her today.
In addition, she’s been able to leverage some investment strategies, along with a powerful referral networking system that drives ongoing income that she does not have to work for. In fact, her passive streams of income have been so valuable to her that she’s been able to take up to a month’s worth of vacation each year, and do several additional getaways throughout the year.

Protect Your Business from Data Breaches with Monica Eaton-Cardone

Monica Eaton-Cardone of Chargebacks911 is an advocate for better chargeback mitigation and risk management and has been featured in the National Post, PYMNTS and CBS News regarding her industry insights and Chargebacks911’s proprietary solutions.

Today Monica will share why there are more data breaches happening even to the largest companies and what we can all do to safe guard our businesses. www,

Triple S Ranch Napa, Re-evaluate Priorities with Derek Webb

Derek Webb, former CEO of Webb Asset Management, lost almost everything in the crash of 2008. The shake-up forced him to reevaluate his priorities and reinvent himself. After much introspection, Derek decided that he wanted to get out of the world of finance and instead devote himself to restoring historic event venues, places where people could potentially disconnect from the modern world in an idyllic setting. Derek believed that, like him, people were starving for authentic experiences in a world that is increasingly driven by technology.

Triple S Ranch is located on the Mendocino Coast, about three hours north of San Francisco, Derek bought Spring Ranch first, in 2000 (and opened it in 2010). Next up was Triple S Ranch in Napa Valley, which Derek bought in 2011 and opened in 2015. Both properties were essentially in ruins at the time of purchase. Derek devoted himself to restoring them to their former glory – and then some – sourcing period appropriate architectural salvage and antiques from around the world, including a Victorian barn that he shipped piece by piece from Canada to add to Spring Ranch’s grounds.

Finding your Perfect Doggie Companion, with co-founders of How I Met My Dog

How I Met My Dog, the first online service to custom match people (through a powerful algorithm) with their canine soulmates.

The three co-founders of How I Met My Dog,™ Maryann Zeman, Jodi Andersen and Sharon Mosse to join today on Savvy. The teamed up together to build a core team of experts in dog training, animal behavior, business, technology, and brand expertise—all the skills needed to develop How I Met My Dog,™ a website that custom matches the right people with the right dogs. Find your doggie soulmate today at: How I Met My Dog,™

Political Media, Integrating New Media and Politics, with Larry Ward

Larry Ward brings decades of political, corporate, and non-profit experience and expertise to his role as the head of marketing, experience that allows him to direct a new company to success.

From a New York communications and advertising background, Larry turned his attention to Washington in 2002, as a reaction to the over regulation that was choking the aggressiveness out of capitalism and liberty. His immediate impact was felt where, under the tutelage of political consultant Dick Morris, Larry was able to influence key congressional and gubernatorial elections. Since then, Larry and PMI have been involved in hundreds of political contests, ranging from local, to state, to national, and even global contests, always with the same stalwart commitment to God, liberty and principled conservatism.

Political Media, Inc. is a driving force behind the integration of new media and politics. Political Media has the unique advantage of combining the best minds in traditional political advertising and advocacy marketing with cutting edge internet, email, and mobile technologies.

Our mission is to clearly and effectively communicate the benefits of the rights and responsibilities of liberty nationally and internationally.

Political Media will reach billions of people with our message of liberty through all communication vehicles. We will innovate, lead and remain on the cutting edge of technology in pursuit of our mission.

Take Control of Your finances and Thrive in Any Economy with Damion Lupo

Today Damion leads a passionate team of change agents on a mission to Disrupt Wall Street and Empower Main Street through tools and teachings of financial transformation . His overriding mission and passion is to elevate humanities power and control over their life by reducing the complex into the simple and creating a transparent conversation around money and investing.

Ride the Wave: How to Embrace Change and Create a Powerful New Relationship with Risk, John Wessinger

John Wessinger is a business strategist, founder of Lateralus Solutions, a marketing and sales strategy firm and author of Ride the Wave: How to Embrace Change and Create a Powerful New Relationship with Risk. He has previously worked for global organizations in the retail and healthcare industries supporting the marketing & sales of billion-dollar brands.

Ride the Wave won the Bronze Medal in the Sales Category for the 2018 Axiom Business Book Awards and is the winner of the Sales & Marketing Category for the Book Excellence Awards. It has also received a 5-Star Review from Reader’s Favorite.

Give back and Build a Successful Business with Matt Schroeder, of Shelly Cove

Matt Schroeder, co-founder of Shelly Cove - a laid-back but trendy clothing line that celebrates sea life while giving back. Matt and his parents started Shelly Cove when he was in college.

Shelly Cove grown considerably, but they've been able to incorporate their love sea turtles and wildlife, and creating a business that not only serves the community but gives back.

Shelly Cove® donates 10 percent of net profits to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City, North Carolina.  Donations help support the medical treatment and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles.  Shelly Cove® also supports a selected turtle hospital or conservancy monthly.   We believe together we can do a better job of being responsible partners to these amazing creatures.  Shop and check'em out:

Robert (Dusty) Staub, Passion & Profits: Why Cultivating the Millennial Soul will Transform your Business

Robert “Dusty” Staub has worked for over 30 years with executives, families, and communities as well as with private and public companies. He has trained and coached executives and teams in creating high performance outcomes. Dusty has been a pioneer in the process of creating systemic accountability by aligning leadership and group behaviors with strategy to produce bottom-line results.

Dusty Staub is an experienced, engaging speaker who has motivated audiences with his insightful and heartfelt keynote presentations on leadership, excellence, change management, conflict resolution, organizational and team communication, and the relationship between intent, behavior, and results.

Robert Genetski, Ph.D. Author of Rich Nation, Poor Nation - Why Some Nations Prosper While Others Fail

Dr. Robert Genetski, Ph.D., has a rare combination of business and academic experience. He is a world-renowned economist, financial advisor, teacher, author and popular speaker. For over 25 years, his consulting firm, ClassicalPrinciples, has helped his clients to prepare for changes in global economic conditions. Robert has taught economics at various institutions including New York University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is one of the nation’s leading advocates of free market classical principles. His new book, Rich Nation, Poor Nation, provides evidence illustrating how poor nations can become rich, as well as how rich nations can lose wealth.

In Rich Nation, Poor Nation, Robert Genetski also addresses the issue of social justice and redistribution of income from those who have to those in need. Compulsory redistribution not only fails to solve that problem, it has also increased poverty. Poverty can be significantly reduced by giving the poor the same opportunities as those in a successful economy. The only practical solution to enhancing the wealth of nations is for poor countries to replicate the formula for success that wealthy nations display.        

The Tour Guide: Intrigue on the Nile with Author Brita Vogt

Brita Vogt was born and raised in Germany and came to the U.S. as a college student. She started her American life on the East Coast before going to the California Bay Area to complete her studies and start a family. After her divorce she lived again in Germany with her children for nine years and returned to the U.S. as an international business executive.

In that capacity she traveled the world and after early retirement moved to Arizona where she still resides. Her first book is a memoir describing the life shattering consequences of a vacation trip to Egypt and she is still hunting for the truth which may be revealed in a sequel if it is ever found. In the meantime she is busy building a travel company with an Egyptian partner who is trying to help unravel the mystery. Please visit