Cobb County Edition: Lillie Mae PR
Special Edition: Cobb County
Tiffany Webb, MBA/ Unique Occasions By TNicole
Tiffany Nicole Webb, MBA is Founder, Owner, and Visionary behind Unique Occasions byTNicole, Inc. She is professionally known as an Event Planner Consultant, but she really considers herself to be a leader who believes in service. She prides herself on providing assistance and services that help people create and experience memorable events that last a lifetime.
Tiffany is passionate about every aspect of event planning from creating, organizing, to project management. She also loves to bring people together by coordinating events that will empower them in their lives both professionally and personally.
Tiffany has always had a desire to be an entrepreneur since she was a little girl and has been planning events for herself and love ones since she was a child. Her first experiences with event planning began at a young age during planning her childhood birthday parties year after year. After handling multiple projects and events through her professional career in the corporate arena, she decided to transition into her longtime dream of entrepreneurship and follow her passion. Through faith, persistence, determination, and hard work, she birthed her private event planning company, Unique Occasions byTNicole, Inc. in 2013. She now spends each day fulfilling her purpose and executing the visions of her clients.
It is imperative that each event implemented by Unique Occasions byTNicole, Inc. is a direct result of the client’s vision. Tiffany enjoys transforming ideas and bringing them to life through managing various events. At Unique Occasions byTNicole, Inc., there is an amazing staff that works relentlessly to ensure successful and unforgettable events for our clients time and time again.
Lindsey Walker/ PR Mentality
Lindsey Walker is the CEO and Lead Publicist of PR Mentality. The firm has a presence in Atlanta, GA, and services clients worldwide. Lindsey has a true passion for empowering entrepreneurs and creating a voice for them among their target audience through public relations.
Lindsey has launched effective PR campaigns in the fashion, beauty, entertainment and literary industries. Past coverage includes: KPLR 11, Vibe Vixen, Hype Magazine, Kontrol Magazine, Sheen Magazine, Focus SWFL, among many other regional and national media outlets.
A proud alumna of Jackson State University, Lindsey holds a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications and has been featured in numerous publications including The Source Magazine and Everything Girls Love
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Scott Forester/ Forester Consulting
Forester Consulting is a private consulting firm dedicated to accelerating and maximizing your company’s sales and client acquisition. The firm’s main services include strategic direction for executives looking for new ideas on how to best grow their business and training for sales management and sales producers. Forester Consulting’s client list ranges from small, start-up companies all the way up to large corporate entities with large sales teams.
Forester Consulting is headed by Scott and Ed Forester. Together they bring over 53 years of executive level experience and strategic insights into the world of sales, marketing and business development.
Scott Forester began his career with Prudential Insurance Company and has led sales and marketing for a number of small and large companies, including AT&T and Assurant before starting Forester Consulting in 2012 with his father, Ed Forester.
Ed Forester began his career with Prudential Insurance Company in 1962. He became one of the leading estate planning and large group producers until he was named General Manager of the then Greater Atlanta Agency in 1978. Under Ed’s leadership the Greater Atlanta Prudential agency lead the nation in sales and revenue generated until his retirement in 1995.
Michelle Barnard/ Michelle Barnard Fitness
Michelle Barnard is a certified Personal Trainer, Yoga, and Group Exercise Instructor. Honored to help our world community stay fit for life, Michelle designs challenging results driven workouts for all fitness levels. Armed with over 10 years of teaching experience and the preparation of training, Michelle Barnard Fitness stands ready to assist you in reaching your fitness potential.
Michelle’s passion for fitness inspired her to spread her message to others by starting her own company, Michelle Barnard Fitness. From this inspiration she has has developed Tone & Tuff and Barefoot Boot Camp small group training programs. Here she uses her background in kickboxing, yoga, weight training, Pilates, water and floor aerobics to help many achieve their fitness goals.
She earned her Personal Trainer certification through ACE (American Council on Exercise), her 200 hour Yoga Instructor training from Kashi Atlanta and her Group Exercise Instructor certification from AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). She has instructed fitness classes for CNN, Gold’s Gym, Delta Airlines, Georgia Pacific, the YMCA, and the Center for the Visually Impaired.
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Cobb County Edition: Campbell High IB Program
Dan Penick / Campbell High School IB Program Coordinator
After an extensive application process, the International Baccalaureate Program opened in the fall of 1997 as a Cobb County magnet program at Campbell High School. The IB Diploma Program is a comprehensive, pre-university course of study that incorporates international perspectives within a rigorous core curriculum in both the math/science and humanities areas of the curriculum. The International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva, Switzerland bases the program on the concept that upper secondary level education should encompass a broad range of subjects, which accommodate diverse student interests and intentions while consistently adhering to high academic standards. Consequently, only schools officially approved by the International Baccalaureate Organization are authorized to offer the IB curriculum, which is not based on any specific high school graduation requirement or the graduation requirements of any one country. Instead, it is an advanced program for students who want to participate in a challenging academic environment that gives them a global perspective on people, cultures, history, and events while meeting the highest academic requirements for admission to top colleges in the US and abroad. Therefore, the student who satisfies the demands of the IB program demonstrates a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of mastery of subject content and in development of the skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive world.
Joseph Malbrough/ IB Progam Parent and Advocate
Joseph Malbrough is the owner of the UPS Store Smyrna and an active member in the Smyrna and Cobb County Business Community. Mr. Malbrough has an incoming freshman and also a son that is a junior in the IB Program at Campbell High School. He has been impressed with the program and is excited to be an advocate at any chance the he gets.
Cobb County Special Edition: How They Changed Careers
Dr. Jamie Michael/ Michael Family Chiropractic
I am a born and raised Georgia girl that has typically always taken the path less traveled. After seeing the movie “patch adams”, I set forth on a pre-med path. After a terrible medical experience my last week in college, I decided that I did not want to be a medical dr. I went on to use my Biochemistry degree and became a Chemist for Johnson and Johnson. Then the universe just decided to come and slap me in the face with becoming a chiropractor. My mom who had suffered with Leukemia went into remission after seeking out a chiropractor and my life was completely changed within 30days of seeing a chiropractor. After reading a book on my honeymoon about following your dreams, my husband and I made the decision to move to Atlanta and start my chiropractic journey. After becoming pregnant while in school I focused my specialty in prenatal and pediatric care. Which allowed me to become “patch adams”. I currently have the largest family practice on the west side of Atlanta where we see healing and health in abundance. It is fun getting to do what I do. We are making a huge difference in our community.
Tiffany Fitzgerald/ Black Girls Golf
Black Girls Golf was founded in 2011 by Tiffany Mack Fitzgerald. Tiffany created Black Girls Golf after spending several years in Corporate America and noticing how many opportunities were available to her colleagues who played golf. As she became a more experienced golfer, she noticed how few Black women were involved in the sport. Black Girls Golf is headquartered in Greater Atlanta with new chapters being established in other major metros in 2015. Tiffany has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and sports and business radio sharing her experience as a golfer and helping other women experience the rewards of golfing. Black Girls Golf hosts hands-on golf instruction, ladies only golf outings, and networking events in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
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Liv Harrison/ Liv With Bliss
Liv Harrison is a Certified Health Coach, business professional, German teacher and loving mother of one. She decided to become a Certified Health Coach in 2012 to fulfill her passion to work with business professionals to improve their health and happiness, reduce their stress level, have more energy and learn how to eat better on the “Go” or at home.
Liv received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is certified by the AADP. She offers individual health, nutrition and lifestyle coaching and is also a group workshop presenter.
She was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. While graduating in honor from the apprenticeship program for Hotel Management, she received a scholarship for further education. She then completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from City University at the Frankfurt Germany Campus in 2002. Liv is also a certified Personal Trainer and currently working on her Cancer Exercise Specialist Certification.
Ms. Harrison came to the US in 2002 for a job offer in Florida. She is bilingual in German and English. She loves basketball, track, horse back riding and fitness. She is a very outgoing people person and has a passion for helping individuals. Liv is part of a ‘Giving Club’ and volunteers at ‘The Launch Pad Foundation’ where free housing, mentorship and coaching sessions are provided to individuals who faced various challenges.
Liv supports business professionals to find the right balance in life. Her mission is to help individuals to achieve their optimal health and happiness and be the best they can be at all times.
“Heal, grow, breakfree – be in charge of how you feel.”
For more info on Liv With Bliss upcoming 5k in Marietta, GA please visit Active.com: Legs & Eggs 5k Run/ Walk
Cheri Flake/ The Stress Therapist
Cheri Augustine Flake is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience helping people in the Atlanta area. Cheri has worked as a social worker and therapist in numerous settings including inpatient, outpatient, pharmaceutical research, and private practice. Her training includes Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, and a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Cheri is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist as well as a Certified Distance Credentialed Counselor. Cheri is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the National Association of Social Workers, the Georgia Society of Clinical Social Work and the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Tyra Johnson/ Posh Life
Posh Life is a Professional Organizing and Consulting company. We specialize in sustainable solutions to help you face your organization challenges and accomplish your goal of living a more appointed lifestyle. With a focus in residential, business, and lifestyle organization, our services cater to each individual’s personality and style. Our services are completely confidential and we guarantee respect when handling your possessions. Serving the Atlanta Metropolitan area to include Clayton, Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, Douglas and Gwinnett counties, we look forward to working with you.
Cobb County Edition: Wealth Building
Sonia Booker/ Real Estate Investor, Author, Wealth Coach /SoniaBooker.com
Sonia is among the nation’s top ‘Go To’ thought-leaders on wealth creation and real estate investing. She is also one of most sought-after speakers and real estate coaches. Sonia’s passion to equip everyday people with the blueprint to build wealth, “one dollar at a time,” is her unique and distinct brand. It has resonated with the public and inspired a wealth building movement centered not just on building a better life, but a building a lasting legacy. Sonia is the author of “Real Estate and Wealth: Investing in the American Dream.” This bestseller is a simple, step-by step guide to purchasing real estate as a form of wealth building. Sonia’s newly-released DVD, “7 Basic Truths of Wealth Building,” has also sparked eager conversations on how small changes now can create large rewards later. Sonia is the creator of the iBuild Wealth Workshop and the Everything Real Estate Conference & Expo. This savvy wealth-builder started her first business at the age of twenty-four; an Allstate Insurance Agency which she later sold at a profit. Then, for twelve years, Sonia worked with her mentor and friend, the late Herman J. Russell, legendary founder of H.J. Russell Company. It is this iconic Atlanta-based builder and real-estate mogul whom she credits with spring-boarding her knowledge and success.
Special Edition: Cobb County
Joseph Malbrough/ Smyrna Business Association / UPS Store Cobb Parkway
Joseph Malbrough is the President of Parkland Place Associates, which owns and operates The UPS Store Cumberland Galleria in Smyrna, Georgia.
He was the top revenue producer at The Metro Atlanta Chamber, where he generated over a million dollars in revenue from 1994-2004. He served as the Assistant Vice President of New Business Development at United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and Vice President of Business development at Entrepreneur Advisors. He also held revenue development roles at Motorola Communications and Clear Channel Communications.
Joseph is Past President of the Smyrna Business Association, where he currently serves on its Board of Directors and Chairs the Smyrna Business Expo.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations, The Campbell High IB Foundation and Chairs ACE (Antioch Christian Entrepreneurs).
A native of Beaumont, Texas; He received a Bachelor of Communications degree from Lamar University. He and his wife Cara are active members of Antioch Baptist North and reside in Smyrna with their sons Evan and Jared.
John Loud/ Loud Security/ Good For Cobb Committee
John Loud, originally hailing from Boston, has embraced the spirit of Southern hospitality in all aspects of his personal and professional life. Devoted father of two children, John has worn many hats in his career: hockey player, comedy club manager, Delta flight attendant, political campaign worker, community volunteer and entrepreneur.
John’s primary focus since 1995 has been the establishment and growth of LOUD Security. From its humble beginning as a one-man operation in the basement of his home, to its role as a cutting edge leader in commercial and residential security, LOUD Security now employs over 40 people and services 6,000 customers. Most recently, John’s outstanding leadership was recognized by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce when LOUD Security was voted one of the Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year for 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. LOUD Security also came in at the number 10 spot on The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of Top 10 security companies in 2010 and moved up to the number 9 spot in 2011. LOUD Security was also honored with the Kennesaw Business Association Business of the Year and the Acworth Business Association Business of the Year and the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the year for 2014. John was recently awarded the Kennesaw Citizen of the Year and the Mack Henderson Public Service Award for his commitment and dedication to the quality of life for the citizens of Cobb County.
Not only has John used his talent of integrating today’s technology with old fashioned service to his current business, he has lent his talents to professional and community organizations across the state of Georgia. From President of the Kennesaw Business Association, President of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association, cooperating with local police departments to promote Georgia legislation that would increase life safety to his customers; John has been, and continues to be, an avid champion for the security industry.