Welcome! You are now registered for the Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference. I’m Kristin Morrison and I will be your host for this transformational conference. I’m so happy that you are joining us.
The conference starts on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 and will run until Tuesday, October 11, 2016. We'll be sending you details about the conference as it gets closer as well as the daily expert speaker emails during the conference dates.
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Meet The Experts!
Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer best known as the star of the international hit TV series It's Me or the Dog. Having filmed over 110 episodes since 2005, Stilwell is able to reach audiences in over 100 countries with her philosophy of positive training methods. A best-selling author, Stilwell appears frequently in the media and is widely recognized as a leader in the field of animal behavior. A passionate advocate for positive dog training methods, Stilwell is the Editor-in-Chief of Positively.com, the founder of the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior, and the CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training – the world’s premier global network of positive reinforcement dog trainers. The recipient of multiple awards, Stilwell is committed to helping the cause of animal rescue and rehabilitation and is heavily involved organizations around the world to increase awareness of puppy mills, dogfighting, animal abuse, pet overpopulation, dog bite prevention and other animal-related causes, but she is best known as a champion for force-free positive reinforcement dog training methods. She is a National Ambassador for the American Humane Association and serves on the Advisory Boards of RedRover, DogTV, Dognition and Canine Assistants.
Dr. Ian Dunbar
In 1982, Dr. Dunbar designed and taught the world’s very first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes — SIRIUS® Puppy Training. Subsequently, he created and developed the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Behavior Department, the American Kennel Club's Gazette "Behavior" column, which he wrote for seven years, and the K9 GAMES®, which were first held in San Francisco in 1993 and continue as annual events in Japan and Europe. He hosted the popular UK television series Dogs With Dunbar for five seasons and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including the Today Show (US) and Dash Village (Japan).
Additionally, Dr. Dunbar has consulted on a variety of movies — full-length features, documentaries and animation (including Pixar’s UP) and he has twice spoken at the prestigious eg Conference (TED). Over the past 40 years, Dr. Dunbar has given well over 1000 one-day seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians in an effort to popularize off-leash puppy socialization classes, temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly dog training.
SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is the co-author, with the late Dr. John Waddell of Succulent Wild Love. She comes from a background of creative expression and uplifting others through the teachings in her bestselling books, products, and programs that support empowered living. SARK's purpose is to be an uplifter, a transformer and a laser beam of love. She does that through her art, words and spirit, which have been celebrated by leading thought leaders like Wayne Dyer, Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson, and more.
Lil BUB and Mike Bridavsky
BUB is a very special one of a kind critter. More specifically, she is the most amazing cat on the planet. In July of 2011, she was discovered as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana at only a few weeks old. Mike Bridavsky took her in as a rescue when it was clear that she would require special care. Since then BUB has become one of the most famous cats on planet. She is a published author, a talk show host, the star of an award winning documentary, created Lil BUB's Big FUND for the ASPCA (the first national fund for special needs pets), and has helped raise over 00,000 for animals in need.
Karen Leland is CEO of Sterling Marketing Group, a branding and marketing strategy & implementation firm helping CEO’s, businesses and teams develop stronger personal and business brands. Clients include AT&T, American Express, Marriott Hotels, Apple Computer, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
She is the best-selling author of 9 books and writes regularly for Entrepreneur.com and Forbes.com. Her most recent book is The Brand Mapping Strategy: Design, Build and Accelerate Your Brand.
She has spoken for Harvard, Stanford, YPO, the AMA and been interviewed on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC and Oprah.
Marc Allen is an internationally renowned seminar leader, entrepreneur, author, and composer. Marc co-founded New World Library (with Shakti Gawain) in 1977 and has guided the company, as president and publisher, from a small start-up to its current position as a major player in the independent publishing world. The books he's published include books by Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra. Marc leads seminars in northern California and offers online teleseminars that reach people all over the world. He has written several books, including The Magical Path, The Type Z Guide to Success, The Greatest Secret of All, Visionary Business, and others.
Mary Jeanne Vincent
Mary Jeanne Vincent is a Career Expert & Strategist, LinkedIn Expert and Salary Negotiation Queen.
She is passionate about coaching clients to achieve their career goals, confidently ask for what they are worth, and create a powerful brand. She works with executives and professionals to craft compelling LinkedIn profiles, create effective résumés, negotiate salary and set professional fees.
A print and online columnist, Mary Jeanne’s bi-weekly column, Career Talk, highlights the latest career strategies, employment trends and notable business professionals.
Veronica Boutelle, MA Ed., CTC
Veronica Boutelle, MA Ed., CTC, is the founder of dog*tec, through which she has been helping dog professionals create their dream businesses since 2003. Her books include How To Run a Dog Business: Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is, Minding Your Dog Business, and The Business of Dog Walking: How To Make a Living Doing What You Love. dog*tec’s Dog Walking Academy program has raised the bar for professional dog walkers and is available in five countries and counting. Veronica is a sought-after speaker internationally and writes for multiple industry journals. She is the former Director of Behavior and Training for the San Francisco SPCA.
DENISE FLECK is an award-winning author, animal care instructor and radio show host who has taught more than 10,000 animal lovers how to rescue Rover or help Fluffy feel better BEFORE veterinary care is available. She has shared these skills on Animal Planet’s Groomer Has It and Pit Boss, A&E’s Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, CBS-TV’s The Doctors, CNN Headline News, PBS-TV’s Lassie’s Pet Vet and KTLA Los Angeles and in scores of magazines. Fleck has authored 10 books, developed a line of pet first aid kits and hosts the weekly Pet Safety Crusader Radio syndicated on WPET All Paws Pet Talk Radio. This Fall, she will hit the road with her canine pack on a first-of-its-kind 10,000 mile Southern U.S. Pet Safety Tour teaching humans to help their pets.
Ken Newman is an actor, professional magician and the President and Creative Director of Magnet Productions, a company specializing in live trade show presentations. Over the past 25 years, Ken’s team of ‘info-tainers’ has presented at hundreds of Trade Shows and Conferences throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Magnet’s approach to trade show marketing is based on a simple idea: Using humor to communicate a company’s message is the most effective way to attract huge crowds of attendees and to make that message memorable.
Jennifer Lee, author of Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way and bestselling The Right-Brain Business Plan, spent a decade climbing the corporate ladder before pursuing her creative dreams. Through her popular programs, products, and writing, she empowers others to follow their passions. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and sweet husky-lab mix.
Daniel "DQ" Quagliozzi is the cat consultant behind Go Cat Go, San Francisco's leading in-home resource for modern day cat behavior advice. With over 15 years of frontline experience in animal welfare, sheltering and one-on-one behavior counseling, DQ offers cat advice that humans can relate to and apply to their own lives, allowing them to "Live in the Meow" with a better understanding and balance.
Beth Stultz has worked with Pet Sitters International since 2004 and is the author of the recently-released The Professional Pet Sitter's Startup Guide. As PSI’s Director of Marketing, Communications & Education, she oversees the association’s marketing, graphics and publishing initiatives and spearheads a variety of educational and charitable programs to assist both professional pet sitters and their local pet communities. Beth is responsible for strategically planning and executing international marketing campaigns to promote professional pet sitting as well as educational programs to assist professional pet-care business owners in promoting their services through traditional and online media and marketing efforts. Prior to joining PSI, Beth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mark Coleman is the founder of The Mindfulness Institute, President of the TMI Board of Directors, and Co-Director of the Mindfulness Training Institute.
In his role as mindfulness consultant and executive coach, Mark delivers mindfulness trainings in corporations and healthcare internationally. He has been leading mindfulness meditation retreats worldwide since 1997 and is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Mark is a master trainer for Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, developed at Google that delivers mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs to tech companies. He has worked with Google, Kaiser Permanente, United Nations, Ford, Genentech, Facebook, Seagate, Prana, US Bank, Gap, Proctor & Gamble, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, Gucci / Dolce Gabbana, UC Berkeley, and Rothman School of Business. Mark is a Key contributor to Whil.com an online meditation platform is passionate about the outdoors and leads meditation retreats in nature from Alaska to Peru based on his book Awake in the Wild – Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self Discovery. He is also a writer and poet and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Marcie Prohofsky is both a natural foods chef and a confidence coach. As a coach, she works internationally with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives helping them improve their personal and professional relationships, feel more connected and supported, while launching them towards a deeper sense of life-purpose, presence and vibrancy. As a chef and educator, her mission is to introduce people to the pleasure and benefits of cooking and eating plant-based foods chosen for increased energy, clarity and healing.
Kristin Morrison started her pet care company in 1995 and it grew to be one of the largest pet care companies in the United States before she sold it in 2013. Kristin assists thousands of pet business owners from across the United States, Canada, UK and Australia to create profitable businesses and empowered lives. Kristin is a nationally recognized speaker and has taught workshops at pet business conferences around the country. Kristin is the founder of Six-Figure Pet Business Academy and Six-Figure Pet Sitting Academy and the author of three books: Prosperous Pet Business: Interviews With The Experts - Volume One, Six-Figure Pet Sitting and Six-Figure Pet Business and she is also the founder of Six-Figure Pet Business Academy and Six-Figure Pet Sitting Academy. Her podcast "Prosperous Pet Business" can be heard on iTunes or on the Prosperous Pet Business website. Kristin enjoys making business easy, fun and (very!) lucrative for pet business owners.
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