We are so excited to announce our awesome speaker line-up for Social Media Week Lima 2022
Dennis M. Postema, RFC, is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker and registered financial consultant. He is the founder of MotivationandSuccess.com, StoriesofPerseverance.org, DaretoSucceed.net and the founding editor of SHOTCALLERS and 2Inspire magazines.
The founder of more than a dozen successful businesses, Dennis’s dedication to his career and the clients he serves has helped his business flourish, making him a popular cover story choice for magazines such as Agent Sales Journal (Senior Market Division), Finance Monthly, CEO Today, and The Register. Dennis was a 2012 recipient of the 10 Under 40 Award given by the Defiance Chamber of Commerce and was featured in Greater Fort Wayne’s Business Weekly 40 Under 40 class of 2020. He was also awarded the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Northwest State Community College, for his success in the industry and community. His contribution to Jack Canfield’s book, “Dare to Succeed,” earned him an Editor’s Choice award.
A number-1 international best-selling author of 16 books, Dennis’s personal experience with tragedy, life-changing surgeries and health issues have given him a unique perspective on what it means to achieve success and what’s really standing in the way of it. He channels that perspective into his series of educational and motivational books on the topics of finance, perseverance, success and business.Over the past 17 years, Dennis has taught clients, mentees, agents and associates how to find motivation and ascend psychological barriers to achieve success in all areas of their lives. In 2016 he was named one of the top 100 finalists for the John Maxwell Leadership Award. Find out more about Dennis at Dennispostema.com
Joanna’s superpower is dissecting data in a meaningful way to drive results – both inside and outside of the advertising world. With a degree in applied linguistics, she is especially passionate about evolving language trends and machine learning in the marketing space. Joanna has over 10+ years in the industry, working for edtech developers, decentralized finance, and world-renowned speakers.
Angus is one of America’s top men’s performance strategists, Founder of Evolve Men Coaching, helping ambitious men find fulfillment for a life of meaning and purpose. He’s spoken for Walmart, Coca-Cola, BMW, and Disney. In September, he launches the Evolve Men Podcast. He’s married with 3 kids and 2 bougie dogs.
Gael is the founder of The Legacy Recorder and award-winning author. She loves storytelling, project management, and talking about death (ikr?). Her superpower is seeing possible paths in a problem/solution scenario and helping people identify the best path for them. She loves Irish music, rain, & helping new writers.
Jim Fuhs is President of Fuhsion Marketing. Jim is a retired Marine LtCol turned digital marketing consultant, speaker, live streamer, podcaster, remote live stream and virtual event producer with over 30 years of business and social media experience.
Tim Sohn is the founder of Sohn Social Media Solutions and the creator of Survive & Rise With Live Video courses & coaching programs. He is an award winning live producer, host of The Tim & Jim Show & producer of Brian Schulman’s Shoutout Saturday.
Laughing Love Bugs
Laughing Lovebugs, Lauren and Alik are a husband and wife team of Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders.
Yes… LOL! You read that right we are “Laugh Yogis”…we are the Laughter Professionals.
In laughter yoga we combine laughter exercises & deep breathing with childlike playfulness & movement to connect, unwind, and let go. No sense of humor, flexibility, or yoga mat required!
Laughter Yoga is perhaps the only exercise routine that helps to ease physical, mental & emotional stress all at the same time.
Scientific Studies show that Laughter yoga strengthens the immune system and infection fighting antibodies, alleviates pain, relieves tension, lowers blood pressure, controls blood sugar, and keeps heart healthy.
In this challenging time we are attempting to cultivate human connection via laughter. We would love spread the word to encourage people to participate in doing something that not only feels good but it good for them.
Laughter Yoga helps alleviate, reduce, or eliminate anger, loneliness, anxiety, comfort with loss, pain, depression, and more.
Laughing Lovebugs offer virtual laughter yoga sessions for individuals, groups, couples, corporations, children, schools, mental health organizations, treatment centers, senior centers, hospitals and more.
An open mind & heart is all you need to bring…you don’t need to be in a good mood to receive the health benefits of laughter yoga…So come do something great for your mind, body, and soul and experience the gift of laughter.
Mike Gingerich is President of Web Development and Software firm Digital Hill Multimedia, published author 5 times over, Triathlete, Runner, Biker, and leading business blogger at mikegingerich.com.
Brie E Anderson is a self-proclaimed analytical nerd with a soft spot for strategy. She has nearly 10 years of experience generating data-driven results for businesses of all sizes. Today Brie has her own Digital Analytics company, BEAST Analytics, and is a regular contributor to industry publications such as Moz.
Craig Severinsen helps entrepreneurs grow their business and reclaim their life. He is on a personal mission to end entrepreneurial burnout, and help every business owner live life to the fullest.
His innovative approach to business helps entrepreneurs focus on the things that matter most in their business, so that they build momentum and see results fast.
Craig is the founder of Bright Works Training, a business consulting firm based out of St. Louis Missouri.
Bright Works Training’s programs focus on taking action, so that you can finally have the success, freedom and support you deserve – without sacrificing your personal life.
I am a Creative Director, Community Founder & Expert Authority Coach . With over ten years in the event planning industry, I was known for creating and curating memorable social experiences for clients. I took the logistics skills, project management and creativity I gained from the event industry, evolved and created CD Creative Loft, helping female entrepreneurs position themselves as expert authorities in their industry by leveraging brand images and social media content marketing.
I’m fueled by a passion to connect with and embrace one’s true self. This is the foundation of my creativity and I strive to reflect it in all that I do. I’m a true wellness and self-love advocate sharing my journey, to inspire women entrepreneurs through personal reflections and life lessons. It’s this desire that motivated me to create the Glow SHE-EO Community & Membership. Created to help female entrepreneurs deliberately prioritize themselves daily before their business, so they can GLOW (Grow, Love, Own, Win).
Currently based in Maryland I’m a proud alumna of Johnson C. Smith University and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Julia Jornsay-Silverberg is an anti-highlight reel creator who loves to excite, inspire and motivate people to utilize self-awareness as their superpower in order to really create relationships online. She has a diverse background working for The Buffalo News, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and Telesco Creative Group before joining the NOW Marketing Group team as Brand Manager. As the 2018 recipient of the “Emerging Alumni Award”, granted by the University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association, Julia has more than 10 years of experience working in digital marketing and is known for delivering powerful presentations that leave people feeling excited and empowered. www.juliajornsaysilverberg.com
Juntae DeLane is a sought-after strategist, thought-leader, and influencer. He is the Founder & CEO at Digital Delane, a full-service digital agency, the Founder of Digital Branding Institute. He is often noted as a Top Social Media and Content Marketing Influencer and has spoken around the world advancing the practice of digital branding. If you can’t catch him on stage or online (@JuntaeDeLane), you can probably find him at the gym, doing his 1,000th push-up. #notreally
Allie Bloyd has been working with local businesses in one way or another for as long as she can remember. Her first job was working for her parent’s real estate investment company, cleaning and updating their rental properties. This work sparked a passion that would last a lifetime. Allie Bloyd Media | Marketinginkpodcast.com
Byron Ingraham is the founder and chief business strategist at Azure Media. Byron’s focus is creating innovative strategies to help businesses reach their ideal customers online and offline while maximizing their revenue potential.
Jen Cole is the Owner of X-Stand, Co-Host of Making a Marketer Podcast, and a Relationship Marketing Account Manager at NOW Marketing Group. Jen has a passion for bringing people together to build true community, and for promoting healthy habits and a positive attitude.
Brian Fanzo is a digital futurist keynote speaker who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses. He teaches companies of all sizes how to leverage technology in real-time in order to engage their customers at the right time. Brian has a gift for bringing people together online and offline. He has worked in 76 countries, highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology.
Andy’s the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Orbit Media, an award-winning 40-person digital agency in Chicago. Over the past 20 years, Andy has provided digital marketing advice to 1000+ businesses.
Sarah Kelsey graduated OSU with a degree in Mandarin Chinese, but left her corporate job in 2015 to run her custom embellishment business full time. Since then, with no loans, no debt, and no advertising, her company has work in 19 countries all over the world.
Following a hardcore snipe hunt, botched pizzeria robbery, two years in a bear suit, and several moments atop a 6-foot unicycle, Chad Illa-Petersen (The Story Catcher) discovered the compelling power of stories. Today, Chad finds and crafts your brand’s stories evoking emotional responses resulting in higher customer trust, conversion, and retention.
Julie Riley is the social media manager for StreamYard. She began working in digital marketing in 2007 for a Harley-Davidson dealer and has worked in many aspects of digital marketing since that time. This includes working in e-commerce, SEO, social media marketing, chatbots, and more. She has worked for an agency, worked with Social Media Examiner, and owned an agency in Wichita, KS before joining the StreamYard team in 2020. In 2019, she received the award for Marketer of the Year from the American Marketing Association – Wichita Chapter and was nominated for small business of the year from the Small Business Association. She is passionate about seeing others succeed in their business and leveling up their live streams.
Jessika Phillips, NOW Marketing Group
Selected as Woman Owned Business of the Year in 2018 and One of the Top 12 Global Rising Stars on Social Media to Watch in 2017: Jessika is on a mission to make relationships the forefront of business marketing. She’s known for this outspoken dedication to Relationship Marketing. Jessika lives by her statement that “Relationships will always be more powerful than marketing,” and she believes in being a magnet vs a Bullhorn to truly connect with your tribe. As a social media strategist, Jessika founded NOW Marketing Group in 2010 with only a laptop and a vision. The company is now a Forbes recognized Agency Partner and a certified inbound partner with Hubspot and the host of Social Media Week Lima.
Bella Vasta is the dynamic personality behind the one-woman coaching company, Jump Consulting. Since 2002, Bella has been a trailblazer in the pet industry consulting with multi-million dollar companies to hundreds of small businesses. She is an author, podcast host, blogger, and been featured on NBC, CBS, FOX, NPR, Entrepreneur Magazine, Social Media Examiner, and Huffington Post. After the birth of her 12 oz micro-preemie daughter, Bella sold her pet sitting business and now lives out her passion to inspire, motivate, and challenge business owners through her speaking, coaching, and consulting.
Troy Sandidge is a strategic mastermind aka Strategy Hacker® with over 10 years of experience empowering Entrepreneurs, SMBs, Startups, SMEs, & Fortune 1000 level up in the global marketplace. His client results are over $100 million worldwide. Troy is the Founder & CEO of Strategy Hackers, host of iDigress Podcast, author of Strategize Up, LA Wire’s 30 Under 30, and Top 100 Marketer by MADcon who lives on Twitter and Clubhouse.
Demian Ross – Emcee
Demian Ross is a Digital Nomad who for the last two years has been traveling the country full-time in an RV. On March 24, 2018, he started a daily video series, called the ROAD TO 1000, where he records a new video every day with the goal of completing 1000 videos. Demian is launching a new lifestyle brand called ROOTLESS. Whether it’s where you live or where you work, ROOTLESS will help educate people on how to become unstuck and get out of the mindset that you are locked into a certain lifestyle, regardless of how you feel about it. Demian is documenting the start and growth of this business on the PLAN D podcast. Find out more at DemianRoss.com or on your favorite social platform @DemianRoss.
Christine Gritmon empowers professionals to tell their own stories on social media. You CAN do it–she’ll teach you how! She’s spoken on stages worldwide and is a frequent expert guest on podcasts, live streams, Twitter chats, and blog posts, as well as hosting her own weekly Twitter chat and live interview show.
Marc Bowker has been successfully self-employed for over 17 years.
Marc is the Chief Everything Officer at Alter Ego Enterprises, the umbrella company for Alter Ego Comics, an award-winning comic book shop in downtown Lima, and The Lab, an intimate downtown event space. He’s also a founding member of Legacy Arts, supporting local artists & entrepreneurs.
Jennifer Watson is the Senior Social Media Manager at ActiveCampaign, a meteorologist on The Weather Channel, Speaker and Podcaster. Jennifer is a dynamic talent with a passion for every aspect of digital media from building brand strategies, creating content plans, to getting executive buy-in. She motivates audiences from the stage and drives engagement, including launching numerous Facebook Live campaigns for the biggest weather brand, garnering millions of views. She has been featured in Chief Content Marketer Magazine, and on stage at Social Fresh, Social Media Marketing World, Social Shake-Up to name a few.
A well-seasoned developer in the eCommerce field who continues to maintain his finger on the pulse of the marketing industry, Jeff brings an immense catalog of knowledge to any conversation.