MEET THE EXPERTS
Emra’s experience as a speaker, teacher-trainer, coach and author started in her teen years. Her inherent skills flooded into everything she did – Marketing & Sales, Purchasing & Management in retail, Training & Development in Human Resources , Corporate Training in the Hotel Industry, Speaking for organizational chapters and churches and coaching employees in any workplace. Emra received her Coaching certification from CTA as well as her specialty Certification as a New Life Story Wellness Coach. She has studied with various mentors and thrives on learning and personal & business growth.
Emra’s personal life story of becoming a mom at a young age, giving up her career to support her husband, raising her second daughter who is mentally challenged, leaving her homeland and becoming a stranger in a foreign land, having much financially and losing it all in the process, starting and closing two small business’s, choosing divorce after 25 years of marriage, starting again from scratch, after developing success in the corporate world, leaving the security and starting her own business and starting in a new town, has her given her life’s lessons to draw from for success. Intertwined in her journey is the story of her passion and purpose driven life for God, both when He was present and absent and the excitement of how His purpose for her life now is forming.
Combining all her experiences with this expert panel enables you to experience wisdom, skills, inspiration and life changing challenges to Live More, Be More and Move Forward in His Purpose daily.
Dr. Dave Krueger is an Executive & Mentor Coach who mentors Executives and Professionals to write the next chapter of their life or business stories. He is CEO of MentorPath®, a coaching, publishing, and wellness firm training professionals to become licensed, specialty-certified New Life Story® Coaches and New Life Story® Wellness Coaches. He is also part of the Coach Training Alliance Faculty where he is a Mentor Coach and Dean of Curriculum.
Dr. Dave is author of 16 books, 75 book chapters and scientific papers on self-development, money, success, and wellness, belongs to the American Society of Journalists and Authors, is a Media and script consultant and is a regular feature columnist, THE NETWORKING TIMES magazine. He is also a source for features in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money, Fortune, Forbes, Savvy, Lear’s, Town and Country, Parenting Today, Self, Allure, Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, Real Simple.
Dr. Dave was a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst in clinical practice, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry until and has held Board Certifications with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Psychoanalytic Association, Board of Forensic Examiners, and Board of Forensic Medicine. He is Founder and Director of one of the first multispecialty Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Centers in the United States and nominated for the American Psychiatric Association Achievement Award as having the highest cure rate of any U.S. program.
Dr. Dave has been the consultant to public and private corporations including U.S. Department of Labor, the Republic of Germany, the German Embassy, International Women’s Tennis Association, and the Institution of Rehabilitation and Research, SMU Graduate School of Business. he has visiting Professorships in Augsburg, Germany; Javierana University, Bogotá, Colombia; Kansas Institute, Kansas City, Kansas and the The Timberlawn Foundation, Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Dave is involved with various business ventures including being the Founder and partner, Houston Day Hospital, Inc., startup owner, venture capital funding, and merger of Houston Day Hospital, Inc. with Integrated Psychiatric Services, Inc., Founder and CEO, Houston HomeHealth Associates, Inc., Owner/CEO Houston Wellness Management Systems, Inc. as well as being a farm and ranch owner/operator with exotic wildlife ranching.
Samantha Hartley of Enlightened Marketing works with successful, socially-responsible small businesses that still experience peaks and valleys in their income. She helps them to increase sales without selling out on their values.
Samantha specializes in helping her clients identify and communicate their brand value so effectively that they work only with perfect customers, charge premium prices and enjoy healthy profits. As a result, they become more joyful business owners!
Before starting her brand consultancy in 2000, Samantha worked in international marketing for The Coca-Cola Company in Russia and later led Strategic Channel Marketing for Asia from Coke headquarters in Atlanta, GA.
As a small business consultant Samantha has helped hundreds of clients in the US and abroad to develop brands and marketing strategies. She offers customized consulting projects, group and individual mentoring programs, home study kits, teleseminars and a free ezine.
Dr. Joe Martin
Dr. Joe Martin is an award-winning speaker, author, professor, and educational consultant. In spite of growing up in one of the toughest crime-ridden, drug-infested ghettos in Miami, Florida, Joe became the youngest professor ever hired to teach in the state of Florida at the age of 24. He’s now regarded as“America’s #1 Educator Motivator” and one of the country’s leading experts on new teacher retention and student motivational issues.
An educator for the past 10 years, Joe has successfully worked with K-12 students, including alternative education students, juvenile delinquents, and other at-risk populations, reaching more than 45,000 students a year. In addition, he presents and conducts teacher seminars for more than 15,000 teachers and administrators a year.
He is the creator of New Teacher University, a resource center for new and beginning teachers. He’s also the creator and designer of the innovative New Teacher Retention Profile™ a comprehensive early intervention tool designed to help schools and administrators identify and support “at risk teachers.”
In addition to being a columnist for three national publications, he’s also the author of several books for both teachers and students, including “Good Teachers Never Quit: 50 Ways to Keep the Fire Burning without Burning Out” and “Tricks of the Grade: Street-smart Strategies for Student Success”
Tom & Pam Wolf
Tom and Pam Wolf are a husband and wife team who are founders of Identity and Destiny and authors of the powerful book, Identity and Destiny – 7 Steps to a Purpose-filled Life. Theyare Success Coaches who believe the discovery of your God-given purpose is the foundation on which all fruitful lives are built. They are both “serial entrepreneurs”. They love building and pioneering businesses – especially when it includes helping people grow, be successful and use their talents in the most effective ways.
Tom & Pam have been CEO’s, and when not running our own businesses, executive success coaches to other entrepreneurs and CEO’s. They came to know The Lord personally back in 2001. As their personal relationship with the Lord grew, it radically changed who they are and how they use their time, talent and resources. As they allowed Him to direct their paths, they discovered their purpose, captured a huge Kingdom vision for how He wants to use their lives and made the changes necessary to go into business together (for the first time) as they birthed Identity and Destiny in 2008.
Identity and Destiny was born out of Executive Coaching and prayer. God called them to lay down their life-long pursuit of all the traditional trappings of success (power, money and prestige), and refocus our efforts onto work that has eternal value and impact.
“Our Mission: Through Biblically based coaching programs, we guide others to a better understanding of themselves, a deeper relationship with the Lord and the discovery of their God-given purpose. Our desire for everyone we work with is SUCCESS! Success that is found through clarity, direction and fulfillment in this life…with eternal rewards, significance and the chance to hear those coveted words from the Lord when we get to heaven, ‘Well done good and faithful servant’.”