Meet Our Experts

Denise Gosnell

Denise M. Gosnell, ThrivingBusiness.com’s President & CEO, is a world recognized author and attorney. Denise has a unique background in business, technology, law, and entrepreneurship.

Denise is currently a guest blogger for the Huffington Post, and has authored and co-authored eight business and technology books with Wiley Publishing to date. Denise has been featured in various newspapers and magazines, and has been a speaker at various television, radio, and industry events for her expertise on legal and business matters. For example, she received the Indianapolis Business Journal award: “Top 40 Under 40” in 2005 and appeared on the Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick television show in March 2005 to discuss hi-tech legal issues.

Denise has counseled some of the largest software/tech companies in the world, several world-renowned publishing companies, as well as dozens of start-up companies. Denise received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science – Business (summa cum laude) from Anderson University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University.

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Jynell Berkshire

Jynell D. Berkshire, ThrivingBusiness.com’s Vice President, has a unique combination of business, law, public policy, and entrepreneurship. Jynell has more than fifteen years of experience in government relations and assisting start-up and existing companies with initial formation, growth, and funding challenges.

Jynell has worked with numerous business incubators in designing their portfolio of services for entrepreneurs. She also has expertise in assisting minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned companies in becoming certified with government agencies and national organizations. Jynell has been featured in various newspapers and magazines, and has been a frequent speaker at various television, radio and industry events for her expertise.

Jynell has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Ball State University, (summa cum laude), and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University. She also has certifications from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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Craig_BW_150Craig Ballantyne is the Editor of Early to Rise.

Craig has a diverse fitness background.  Starting as a Strength & Conditioning coach in Toronto, he now uses his experience to create tailored workouts to match his client’s body type and ideal shape. Craig’s best-selling Turbulence Training for Fat Loss program has helped many people hit their goals from weight loss or mass building. Craig is also a contributing author to Men’s Health magazine, and Oxygen Women’s fitness magazines.

A master in time management and prioritization, Craig has been able to expand his wisdom outside of the fitness world through Early to Rise. In 2009, Craig began an executive program for small businesses with over $1 million in revenue. He has since expanded his strategies for growing an online business through is Financial Independence Monthly publication and developed the first ever Virtual Mastermind group to help people accelerate the growth of their business.

He took over the Editor position after Michael Masterson stepped down in 2011, and he continues to guide readers to live a “Live Well Lived” in their health, wealth and social selves.

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John-Carlton-Tiki-God-photo-150-2John Carlton slyly refers to himself as “the most ripped-off writer on the Web”, and no one on the inside of the online business world disagrees.

Other marketers also call John “the most respected writing teacher alive”… and the list of well-known marketers who freely reference John as their primary mentor for writing sales messages is just staggering.

For example:

  • Rich Schefren (of Strategic Profits fame) personally bought his entire staff copies of John’s writing course, and he keeps examples of John’s ads, emails and websites close by for inspiration.  “I leaned it all from John,” he’s said.
  • Eben Pagan (the creator of “Altitude”) specifically refers to John’s teaching whenever he discusses writing with his client base of millionaire marketers.
  • Frank Kern (“Mass Control” wizard) freely admits that John’s direct advice saved a now-fabled product launch from stumbling… and using that advice, helped the project become the most lucrative one-day launch in the history of the Internet.
  • Mike Filsaime (fabled creator of “Butterfly Marketing”) calls him a legend, and devours everything John writes.

John’s sales writing has been stalked for decades by many of the best (and most successful) marketers on the Internet, who freely admit to using John’s ads as templates for their own breakthrough pitches.

As a teacher of writing sales messages for businesses, John is responsible for helping a verifiable mob of otherwise clueless entrepreneurs and small business owners get their act together.  John has a popular blog that you can check out here, and just published his latest book called “The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Getting Your Shit Together“.

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Pamela-Yellen-150Pamela Yellen, President of BankOnYourself.com, is a best-selling author and financial security expert who investigated more than 450 savings and retirement planning strategies seeking an alternative to the risk and volatility of stocks and other investments.  Her research led her to a time-tested, predictable method of growing and protecting wealth now used by more than half a million business owners, professionals and families.

Pamela also helps people fire their banker and become their own source of financing so they can get access to capital for whatever they want by answering just one question:  “How much do you want?”

Pamela’s book, Bank On Yourself:  The Life-Changing Secret to Growing and Protecting Your Financial Future, is a New York Times best-seller.  Pamela has appeared on every major TV and radio network and served as a source for organizations from the Associated Press, FoxNews, Bloomberg Businessweek, to AARP.  Her articles have been featured in thousands of major publications and websites.

Readers of Thriving Business can get a FREE Report on how to fire your banker and become your own source of financing, while growing your wealth safely and predictably every year. Click here to download your FREE Report.

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JustinBrooke_150Justin Brooke, CEO of IM Scalable, speaks on stages all across the world and writes for websites all across the web about online marketing strategy.

In the last 6 years, Justin and his team have generated billions of ad impressions, millions of page views, and driven millions of dollars in sales.  This has attracted an impressive client list that includes best-selling authors, millionaires, musicians, and even pro athletes.

Justin’s specialty is using a combination of Facebook, Retargeting, & Email Advertising. The effect these three channels have when combined is comparable to nothing else.  However, Justin has accounts with over a dozen ad networks.

Justin’s clients receive 3,000+ clicks per day, which is over a million clicks per year. One client shared that he was profiting $20,000 per week from that traffic. There is not a form of online advertising that Justin and his team can’t handle.  Click here if you would like to contact Justin for help with your advertising needs.

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james-schramko-150James Schramko is the Founder of SuperFastBusiness.  He is a world-renowned expert in search engine optimization (SEO), web site traffic, content creation, podcasting, and other business growth topics.  James regularly publishes many great videos and podcasts covering those topics, which are essential for success online.

James is currently offering his Own The Racecourse (OTR) product for FREE along with his daily video news tips. OTR will help you build your own powerful website and never be reliant on a third party system for all of your traffic and income.

If you would like help to grow your online business much faster, then James can help you with traffic, websites, and business coaching.

Click here for a list of James Schramko’s articles (coming soon).

Natalie-Ledwell-150Natalie Ledwell, co-founder of Mind Movies, is a Law of Attraction evangelist who positively impacts the lives of millions of people every day by empowering them to achieve their dreams through creating a personal “digital” vision board or Mind Movie to invoke the principles of The Law of Attraction.

In 2006, Natalie experienced a life changing epiphany when she watched a movie called The Secret. This led her down an inspired path of Law of Attraction research and application.

Now, Natalie lives a life beyond her wildest imagination. She lives an endless summer between San Diego and Sydney, travels the world, (she just got back from a Safari in Africa) and is passionately fulfilling her mission of making a positive difference around the world.

In 4 short years, Natalie along with her husband Glen and business partner Ryan Higgins built a multi-million dollar online business.

From this platform, Natalie continued to create information to help people around the world realize they could control their positive outcomes by creating an educational, easy to follow and effective success program such as 7 Secrets to Happiness and the Ultimate Success Masterclass.

She has recently completed her first book “Never in Your Wildest Dreams” which is a story featuring cutting edge multi-media functions to help readers easily incorporate Law of Attraction successfully in their lives. Click here if you would like to learn more about Natalie’s secrets to success.

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MaraGlazer_150Mara Glazer is a marketing and social media strategist, public speaker, and like many of her fans, followers, and friends, highly successful woman entrepreneur.

Mara started in her industry working alongside her father, Bill Glazer, at the company he founded, Glazer-Kennedy Insider’s Circle (GKIC). During her 2-years at GKIC she had access to the top training and Offline & Online Marketing Experts in the world. These 2-years were equivalent to a PHD in marketing and the latest social media strategies.

Since then, she has been featured in hundreds of marketing training videos, traveled the country speaking about marketing and money making, and has launched two sister companies, TheBizzyBuzz.com and Mara Glazer: marketing + social media consulting.

TheBizzyBuzz.com is Mara’s daily e-mail publishing company known for delivering bizzness breakthroughs daily to an active community of women entrepreneurs. Through TheBizzyBuzz.com, Mara brings her personal rolodex of business, mindset, and lifestyle experts who she personally knows and trusts into her special online community where they share the latest buzz, tools, tips, and finds for bizzy women entrepreneurs who want to build their business.

Experience working with Mara by enrolling in her complimentary virtual training course, The Bizzy Women Entrepreneur’s Guide To Making More Money In Just 1 Hour Each Night.  Click here to access the complimentary training.

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