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Diana Keough is Founder and CEO of ShareWIK Media, a health and wellness content production company that uses the power of personal stories to Engage, Educate and Inspire healthy living.  ShareWIK syndicates its content to media outlets, and licenses its proprietary educational modules to employers, benefits providers, corporate wellness platforms, and other channels within the healthcare industry.

Diana is also a Pulitzer-prize nominated medical journalist whose byline has appeared regularly in numerous print publications and on NPR.
She is a regular guest lecturer in the Emory journalism program, a TEDx presenter, popular conference speaker and mom to four sons.  Her first book, “The Grass is Green Enough Right Here,” is scheduled to be published in 2014.

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Direct download: 11-11-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Dianna_Keough_podcast.mp3
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Lan Bercu was born and raised in Vietnam, a country that has suffered from one thousand years of perpetual war. At a young age, she was inspired by the Chinese classic -Sun Tzu’s Art of War. The messages instilled the principles, and strategies that would allow her to overcome tremendous hardships, enabled her to not only survive, but to thrive in the battlefields of school, the corporate world and the entrepreneurial race.

Lan is founder and president of Lead Across Cultures is an international speaker, seminar leader and expert on Sun Tzu’s Art of War and its modern business applications, cross-cultural competence and global leadership development. She travels from Atlanta to Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City to Washington DC to assist her clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies including Intel, Bayer and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to a variety of business associations. In her earlier years,  Lan was an entrepreneur and public relations executive. She also provided consultancy to expatriates and their families in Southeast Asia including Hyundai, Honda and Nippon.

She holds a Master of Business and Administration degree from Kennesaw State University and specializes in Organizational Behavior and Global Leadership Development.

Lan is an active member of the National Speakers Association USA, Global Speakers Federation and the American Society of Training and Development. Lan has been featured in Financial Business News Channel, Vietnam Investment Review and Entrepreneur magazine. For more information, visit: LeadAcrossCultures.com

Direct download: 11-4-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Lan_Bercu_podcast.mp3
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East Cobb Fitness brings personal fitness training to your home or work.  We work with people at ALL fitness levels so no worries.  You will not be overworked.  Especially starting out.  Our focus is on SAFE training for ALL AGES.  Always a flat rate of $40/hr.  Bring a friend and SPLIT the cost or workout with your spouse for the same $40.  Very affordable for most everyone.  Never any contracts or fees.  Always pay as you go.  All equipment is PROVIDED.  All you need is yourself.  Available Monday – Friday as early as 5am until 7pm at night. In business for 25 years.  And, if you are OVER 50 years old, we SPECIALIZE in exercise programs for adults 50+.  Serving Cobb and North Fulton counties.

Mike the trainer – owner of East Cobb Fitness Personal Training.  The trainers that COME TO YOU in your time and at your place…home or work.  All equipment is PROVIDED!  Call East Cob Fitness for convenience, value and safe exercise programs @ 404-384-5915 or check out their website at www.eastcobbfitness.com

Direct download: 10-14-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Michael_Torres_podcast.mp3
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Yes, Ma'am! Mammograms Are A Must® is a social enterprise that raises awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and helps to fund annual screenings for uninsured women. The sassy and southern pink T-shirt is drawing attention, and increasing numbers of mammography advocates — called Ma’ambassadors — are helping to move the momentum nationally. Sales of the tee donate 25% to nonprofit healthcare organizations or funds that provide mammograms for women who don’t have insurance.

Lee McCracken is a writer, editor, social entrepreneur and three-year breast cancer survivor. At 50, Lee says God turned her mess into a message, and she created and trademarked Yes, Ma'am! Mammograms Are A Must®. The social enterprise makes a sassy and southern statement about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. The pink T-shirt (www.YesMaamTee.com) helps to fund annual screenings for uninsured women. The message is clear: “Get your squeeze on!” and be breast-aware to put a stop to late-stage cancer diagnosis. Lee welcomes advocates of early breast cancer detection, known as Ma’ambassadors, to join the campaign at www.Facebook.com/YesMaamMammograms and on Twitter at @YesMaamMammos.

Lee lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband of 29 years and also is a veteran writer and editor. Her book, “A Prayer and a Pink Pedicure,” which tells the story of self-discovery and spiritual preservation following loss, a cancer diagnosis and a crisis of faith, will be published in 2013. For more information on "A Prayer and a Pink Pedicure", check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxyZ__E-5Zo

Direct download: 9-23-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Lee_McCracken.mp3
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Deb Krier, “The SociaLight,” is passionate about working with professionals to show them how to use social media to promote themselves and their businesses.

Deb Krier is a Social Media adviser, professional speaker, and trainer. With nearly 20 years as a marketing and PR professional, she likes to help people learn how to use social networking in a way that helps expand their professional networks, create business, and get new clients. She hosts a weekly radio program on Mile Hi Radio that focuses on social media and is the founder of Wise Women Communications, a marketing and public relations firm.

Direct download: 9-16-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Deb_Krier_podcast.mp3
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Raymond L. Jackson was born in the small southern town of Valdosta, Ga. in 1961.

A vast amount of the core values, such as respect, religion, love and compassion to name a few were all provided through his eyes and learned as he watched his parents. But most of his characteristics and attributes that he is bringing to the ongoing development of First Image come directly from the 20 years of experience obtained while serving his country as an enlisted serviceman within the United States Army. Some of which has been entwined within the fabric of his everyday life.  Raymond likes to be the one that sets the example for maintaining a proficiency level that is above the standard. Throughout his encounters with others, he has established a reputation as an unusually dependable individual that has that natural drive to commit to quality.

Team cohesion and reliability is a key ingredient, for no company can accomplish their goals or any task without this concept being implemented from the top to the bottom. Being assertive and applying diplomacy have provided Raymond with being accustomed to interfacing daily with a variety of backgrounds and solving a wide range of customer problems. Raymond brings with him a keen sense of always paying attention to details and noticing those little things that others do not seem to think are important. And, of course, there is that little thing call pride. Because when you can lift your head up at the end of a hard day’s work, look back over your shoulder and can say that you are proud of your accomplishment for that day, it’s not such a little thing anymore and it makes getting up tomorrow to start all over again that much easier.

Since 2001, First Image Inc. has provided premier commercial cleaning services throughout Metro Atlanta. The goal and passion of the founder of First Image, Raymond Jackson, is to provide their clients a level of service unequaled in the cleaning industry. Through its fundamental shift from traditional janitorial services to providing 100% Green Cleaning services, First Image prides itself on the focus and commitment they employ at the unseen level, from the sparkling floors to the sanitized public spaces. First Image leverages the most advanced cleaning methods and equipment designed and proven, and uses the highest efficacy technology on the market today. When it comes to quality, attention to detail, value, and customer satisfaction, First Image knows it is what leads to loyal and sustaining clients, referrals, and repeat business.
First Image is committed to delivering a vast range of services that are both effective and environmentally unsurpassed, as well as uses materials and products that saves times and improves efficiency.

Direct download: 8-19-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Raymond_Jackson_podcast.mp3
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Natasha Davis-Bowen is a baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurse certified in Emergency and Trauma nursing for over 10 years. She emerged as a Business & Marketing Strategist in 2007, with the launch of her 2nd company Visionary People, LLC. Natasha shifted her career focus and pursued her Masters in Business & Marketing in the Fall of 2009. Her specialty is taking Visions for Success, and Creatively Transforming them into Reality using Strategic Planning and Execution. As a member of the AMA, NAPW, CWW, NAWOSB, WAC, RCC and certified expert in email & social media marketing, she thrives on fixing problems and eliminating frustrations for businesses and their owners.

In 2009, Natasha, authored and published her first book “Get Grounded; Stay Grounded” as a way to help people find their purpose. Currently she is working on the launch of her 2nd book “Unleash The Entrepreneur”. By 2011, Natasha gained recognition as the Executive Professional & Entrepreneur of the Year and noted as one of the 40 under 40 Movers and Shakers in Business by Career Magazine. Natasha was also welcomed to The World Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Membership in 2011. In 2012 she entered her newest roles as New Business Ambassador for the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Marketing for the Atlanta World Affairs Council – Young Leaders. On April 30th 2013, Natasha was selected for & presented with recognition as a “Woman of Outstanding Leadership in Business” by the International Women’s Leadership Association – Leadership Category.

You can find Natasha pouring knowledge into the community while hosting her popular Radio Show, “Coaching For Success” and TV Show “A Day In The Life Of Business”. This young woman is passionate about being productive and progressive; humbly earning the title “The Chief Visionary” in 2010, her commitment & passion is to shift people into human beings of absolute success. When she’s not in the media empowering & educating the business community or directing the operations of the Target 1000 Campaign initiative, she’s working hard to take her clients and their business from Good to Great.
Find full details about Natasha on www.NatashaDavisBowen.com

Direct download: 7-1-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Natasha_Davis_Bowen_podcast.mp3
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Bryant Bateman is President of Exaserv, Inc. and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia. With over 15 years of implementation and support experience in the SAP HCM arena, Bryant is considered a thought leader in both implementation and building support organizations.

Prior to joining Exaserv in June of 2007, Bryant served as the manager of global HCM and Payroll support for a Fortune 150 company. In this role, Bryant was responsible for rolling our SAP HCM globally and putting in place a global support organization encompassing North America and Europe, while continuously supporting new company initiatives.

Bryant’s main focus at Exaserv includes the development and management of multiple business lines encompassing both consulting services and the application maintenance service organization across the full suite of SAP and SuccessFactors solution offering.

Headquartered in the US with global offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific, Exaserv is a SAP and SuccessFactors certified Partner specializing in the implementation of SAP ERP HCM for global companies. Exaserv has combined deep functional knowledge and technical expertise to develop their proprietary Exalerate SaaS HCM Solution which includes Exalerate Ci, Exalerate Onboarding, Exalerate Admin Tool, Bodhi Portal and Open TextTM Services, progressive offerings and customized solutions for SAP HCM. For more information about Exaserv visit: www.exaserv.com

Direct download: 6-17-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Wim__Bryant_Exaserv_podcast.mp3
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Ball of Fire Consulting is a general business management consulting, training and coaching firm, working with small to corporate size businesses to implement the leadership, processes, strategies and people that will create a thriving business and company culture. With a special focus on women in leadership, Ball of Fire Consulting trains, educates, inspires and influences change for women in the workplace.

Bernadette Boas is known as a ‘ball of fire’ change agent, speaker, author, and radio host who inspires, motivates and equips women around the world, with the mindset, skills and talents they need to obtain success and prosperity in their life and business.

With what she called her ‘pink slip to freedom’, Bernadette authored her first in a series of books, Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting from Bitch to Rich in Life and Business, which propelled her to the position of Leader of the Shedding the Bitch® Movement.

Bernadette has called Atlanta, Georgia her home for eighteen years, along with her four legged best friend, Charlie.

Direct download: 6-3-2013_The_Better_You_Project_Bernadette_Boas_podcast.mp3
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Renaissance EXECUTIVE FORUMS brings together the top executives from non-competing companies of similar size, into a peer advisory board process, where these leaders gain fresh ideas and new insights that produce tangible solutions and improvements in any/all aspects of their businesses. We believe “you don’t have to go it alone”.

As President and owner of Renaissance EXECUTIVE FORUMS – ATLANTA EAST, Dennis Daniels builds and facilitates Top Executive Peer Advisory Boards, comprised of business owners, CEOs and Presidents in the Atlanta area.

Dennis has more than 30 years of global executive management experience from companies such as Tenneco Oil Co., PepsiCo, Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp., Solectron, StatsChipPAC Ltd. and Silicon Graphics.

With particular expertise in human resources, marketing, business development, strategic planning and corporate governance, Dennis has traveled and worked extensively throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. Prior to his corporate career, he was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Read more about his background on LinkedIn, on www.executiveforums.com

 

Direct download: 6-3-2013_The_Better_You_Network_Dennis_Daniels_podcast.mp3
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