James Ball co-founded TrustWorkzÂ® after more than a decade of experience helping small business owners to integrate better tactics and strategy into their marketing efforts. As the World Wide Web became a more predominant vehicle for marketers to drive a better bottom line, his focus shifted toward leveraging the incredible power and connectivity of the internet to better meet the objectives of business through Inbound Marketing.
In early 2008 James co-founded an internet directory that was designed to help the businesses of North Georgia obtain a more visual presence online. The company was acquired in less than two years by a local media company. Of interest to many was the fact that the company marketed itself by using social media exclusively.
James is known for his expertise and success with hyper-local marketing tactics and his skill with search engine optimization (SEO).Â He has achieved widespread respect and notoriety among his peers and clients as a skilled, if not counter-cultural marketing practitioner. James is always ready to speak professionally in an effort to teach others, quite candidly, the things that he has learned while pursuing his passion to help small businesses succeed.
James enjoys living in the North Georgia Mountains with his wife and daughter and a pair of beloved Boston Terriers.
Find James at trustworkz.com.
A recognized international executive with over 30 years experience in CEO Coaching, Corporate Strategy, Process Improvement, and Outsourcing, John Kirk is a leading authority in Global Business Management. He honed his results-oriented approach in leadership roles as a Covansys Vice President, a KPMG Partner, an IBM Corporation Principal, and a Dun & Bradstreet Software Senior Manager. Mr. Kirk has an established reputation in the field of Global Management Advisory.
John Kirkâ€™s international background makes him uniquely qualified in his field. In his early years he lived and was educated in Europe and this experience continues to shape a deep appreciation for international cultures and the nuances of international business. His career began in HR for several manufacturing companies, where he educated himself through deep immersion into the details of business operations and developing a real-world approach to managing by walking around. Through positions as a KPMG Global Partner, IBM Global Principal, Covansys VP and Dun & Bradstreet Manager he acquired extensive experience in developing global operations, outsourcing/offshore and launching global products. In his current role as CEO and Managing Partner of J Phillip Partners he consults and provides CEO coaching for primarily Fortune 100 to Fortune 500 companies.
Find John at jppllc.com.
Samantha Bennett is the creator of www.TheOrganizedArtistCompany.com, dedicated to helping creative people get unstuck from whatever way theyâ€™re stuck, especially by helping them focus and move forward on their goals.
She is delighted to announce the publication of her new book, “Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day” from New World Library.
Originally from Chicago and now based in a tiny beach town outside of Los Angeles, Bennett offers her revolutionary “Start Right Where You Are,” “Get It Done” and “Creative Genius, CEO” Workshops, teleclasses as well as public speaking engagements and private consulting to overwhelmed procrastinators, frustrated overachievers and recovering perfectionists everywhere.
Find Samantha at theorganizedartistcompany.com.