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Best Ever You's 20 People to Watch in 2020

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

I am proud to present Best Ever You's 20 People to Watch in 2020. From authors to baseball visionaries to entrepreneurs and more - these twenty individuals are some of our favorites to watch in 2020. Please feel free to comment and add to our list. We've also included social media links so you can connect with our People to Watch!

With Gratitude, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, Founder/CEO @BestEverYou

1. Sheri Salata - Author and Influencer - Twitter: @SheriSalata

Sheri Salata is the author of The Beautiful No and writer/producer, co founder of and co host of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy Show. Her current ventures are the evolution of her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Her action-packed days as Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show were chronicled in the acclaimed docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri also served as Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and the 2017 Feminist Press Power Award winners. Sheri is a proud Iowa Hawkeye.

2. Norm Champ - Attorney and Author - Twitter @NormBChamp

Norm Champ is a senior partner in the Investment Funds Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the former Director of the Division of Investment Management at the SEC. Under his leadership, the SEC adopted a new rule in July 2014 to reform money market mutual funds.

In November 2019 Champ will publish his latest book, Mastering Money: How to Beat Debt, Build Wealth, and Be Prepared for Any Financial Crisis. The book is designed for Americans who are living in fear of financial problems and want to recapture their piece of the American dream. In simple language, the book guides readers to learn the fundamentals of getting their finances in order and learning how to invest in the future.

Champ’s previous book, published in 2017, is titled Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis. The book chronicles his experiences at the agency and how they shed light on the regulatory process and government policy making. The book was favorably reviewed by many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Pensions & Investments, Think Advisor, Above The Law and Hedge Fund Law Report.

Champ is also a lecturer on investment management law at Harvard Law School. He began teaching his class in 2008. Champ is on the Board of Directors of the School of American Ballet. Champ has an A.B., summa cum laude, in History from Princeton University; an M.A. in War Studies from King’s College London, where he was a Fulbright Scholar; and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

3. Lianne Mandelbaum - Food Allergy Advocate - Twitter @NoNutTraveler

In 2013, following a negative travel experience with her family, Lianne founded — an advocacy website for food allergic flyers. Her goal is to increase awareness of the seriousness of life threatening food allergies with an emphasis on air travel. The site provides resources and tools so that food allergic passengers can make informed decisions in choosing airlines and mitigate their risk. also contains an airline petition drive with more than 90,000 signatures from people all over the world urging action.

Lianne Mandelbaum M.S. P.T. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons is a prolific food allergy writer. Her writing has been featured in Huffington Post, The Mighty, KevinMD and Allergic Living Magazine, and to date she has published over 40 articles. Her tips for flying with a food allergy were featured in a piece for the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford. Her advocacy has been featured in the The New York Times, Forbes, Condé Nast Traveler, Allergic Living, Yahoo!, Fox NewsHQ, ABC News and CBS News. She was the recipient of the FARE 2013 Leadership Award and 2017 FARE Vision Award. No Nut Traveler was selected as one of the best allergy blogs of 2019 by Healthline.

Lianne is personally committed to raising awareness among airlines as well as consumers, to mitigate the risks of flying with a food allergy. She and her son have testified in front of the NJ Senate Transportation Committee. In October of 2014, she presented at the Universal Access in Airports conference sponsored by Open Doors and was able to educate those airlines, FAA, DOT and FAA and many individual airline members in attendance to the dangers of flying with a life- threatening food allergy. She designed a training module that Open Doors now uses in all its CRO (complaint resolution officers) classes specific to the food allergic passenger.

Lianne collects and shares testimonials regarding flying experiences from food allergic families on No Nut Traveler. She shares these testimonials with lawmakers, media, and food allergy advocacy groups and in doing so, hopes to influence the airlines and government to create food allergy airline policies that are fair and evenly promulgated throughout the airline industry. Most recently, her testimonials were the basis of a New York Times piece regarding traveling with a food allergy. There are also links on her site to easily connect people to the DOT (Department of Transportation) and their respective legislators.

Lianne is a member of a FARE led airline coalition formed to present a unified voice regarding the steps that the airline industry can implement to better accommodate passengers with food allergies. She is sought out to participate on advocacy panels to discuss the challenges of flying with food allergies and has served on panels for IFAAA (International Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Alliance), The Food Allergy Fund Summit, and the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center at University of Michigan. She has also been tasked with discussions to stimulate investment in the food allergy research arena and the need for FDA approved treatment options for the food allergy consumer. She is frequently contacted to comment by the press on the topic of flying with a food allergy.

4. Joe Sperle - Pro Baseball Trailblazer, Baseball Visionary, Minor League Founder Twitter - @JoeSperle7

Joe has over 30 years as a Pro Sports/Baseball Trailblazer, Executive & Consultant, and President/Founder of the Freedom Pro Baseball Minor League in Arizona and playing and professional coaching experience. Joe and his son, Josh, are 3 time Father-Son World Series Champions and Joe was the Father Home Run Champion. Joe was  inducted to the ND Softball Hall of Fame and one of the teams he played on was voted the best softball team ever in ND with a record of 101-4. Joe went 5-5 in the Class A State Championship game that season hitting 5 home runs setting a state record.  Joe hit 50 home runs that season with 7 of them walk-offs to keep their 49 game winning streak going. 

Joe was voted to the American Softball Assocation All-American team after winning the National Co-Ed Softball Championship in Ft. Worth, TX and hitting .722 and playing shortstop.

Joe overcame the death of his mom when he was 11 . His mom was a top athlete and female swimmer from Scotland who was one of the first women to attempt the 21 milestone feat of the swimming the English Channel. Joe's  father became disabled from diabetes and PTSD from war service and passed a few years later at a VA hospital. Joe raised a 3-year younger brother after his parents died and is a Bank Executive.

Joe Trailblazed  4 Professional Minor League baseball teams creating and overseeing all business, stadium and baseball operations and signed and coached over 300 talented college players  to their first pro contract with the Freedom Pro Baseball Minor League playing at the state-of-the art SF Giants, A's, Mariners, Padres, Indians, and Reds spring training stadiums.  Some players after developing their skills in the Freedom Pro Baseball Minor League  were signed and are playing on Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. 

Some of the Freedom Pro Baseball Minor League coaches were not able to find professional coaching jobs after their pro playing days and Joe hired them to their first pro coaching position and mentored them and some are currently coaching for MLB teams.

Joe has also coached and mentored numerous Little League All-Stars and over 300 High School All-Region and All-State players who went on to attend college on a baseball scholarship. 48 players were drafted by the Nationals,Astros,Brewers, White Sox , Red Sox, Dodgers, Yankees, Phillies, , Rays, Royals, Mariners,  Rangers, Angels, A's, & Diamondbacks.

5. Anita Baker - Singer/Songwriter - Twitter @IAMANITABAKER

Anita Denise Baker is an American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which included the Grammy-winning single "Sweet Love". She is regarded as one of the most popular singers of soulful romantic ballads during the height of the quiet storm period of contemporary R&B in the 1980s. As of 2017, Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has five platinum albums and one gold album. Her vocal range is contralto. In 2013, Anita Baker was inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame

6. Leonard Kim - Entrepreneur and Author - Twitter @MrLeonardKim

Leonard Kim is the coauthor of Ditch the Act: Reveal the Surprising Power of the Real You for Greater Success and CMO at ZeU. In his book, Leonard reveals the eight-step expose yourself process, which teaches readers how to own and expose who they truly are, form meaningful relationships that move the needle and ultimately, uncover the greatness that already exists from within, to stack success. Actions include: 

-Crafting a unique bio and creating an “Exposure Résumé”

-Writing out stories and thought leadership insights based on the Exposure Résumé

-Extracting key content pieces to turn into video scripts for posting, sharing, and embedding in existing content

-Fostering camaraderie in new relationships

His TEDx Talk, Why You Should Let Your Fears Guide You, has been internationally recognized as one of the best TED Talks by Forbes, Inc.Magazine, and Mashable.

Leonard is recognized by Forbes as a Top Marketing Influencer, Inc. Magazine as a Top Digital Marketer and Top Youth Marketer and by Entrepreneur as a Top Personal Branding Expert. Adweek recognized him as one of their Socially Strong Entrepreneurs Every VC Should Be Following. He went from being almost homeless to becoming a personal branding expert whose content has been read over 10 million times. He has amassed a social media following of well over 500,000 people. He’s been featured in a huge list of publications, including Mashable, Inc, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune and more.over the greatness that already exists from within, to stack success. 

7. Gordana Biernat - Author - Twitter @MyPowertalk

Gordana Biernat is a thinker, writer, speaker and wisdom keeper. She is one of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 teachers, a group of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. As a thinker Gordana shares her thoughts on Twitter, initiating creative processes and conscious communication. She is a mentor, assisting those who seek selfdevelopment and a greater sense of being through intellectual and spiritual inquiry. GORDANA BIERNAT is the only European to have been named an Oprah Winfrey SuperSoul 100 Teacher. Her straightforward and empowering tweets have already inspired hundreds of thousands across the globe and her book "#KnowTheTruth - Why Knowing Who You Are Changes Everything", is a collection of her most profound wisdom. “#KnowTheTruth” opens reader’s eyes to his/her inherent inner power and true potential; it will remind him/her of who we are and why we are here. 

8. Dr. J Paul Rand - Regional White House Fellow, Strategist, Entrepreneur - Linked In

Dr J Paul Rand, MBA, CPCN is a leading pioneer of "dynamic success psychology." Spearheading research of transformational change through his psycho-educational method, Inspira, at - a private research and therapy park in Seattle, Wa. - Dr Rand has been interviewed by Huffington Post networks, NBC, CBS, Forbes and awarded by the Dept of Defense and Veteran's Affairs for outcomes experienced by his participants.

The-Orchard is now open to the public and not just members of the special forces, military leadership, and at-risk populations. It is a unique place - the only grove of Rowan Berry in the US grows on site. This tree, more commonly known as The Tree of Life in multiple cultures is near extinct, but through his Research Solutions (RSolutions) work, Dr Rand has launched a variety of business in an effort to save this build-able piece of land in one of the fastest growing economies in the nation. Learn about the vodka, soap, and pens (made by Prince Henry's and the Pope's pen maker) at

Rand has not only been effective as a performance psychologist, Rand has consulted, advised, taught/trained over 1200 personnel departments in the City of Companies (Seattle, Wa). He worked as an consultant with leading Seattle-based global organization executives from Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft, Gates Foundation and more. As an industrial psychologist he was awarded for 10 years running by the Society of HR Management; has been featured as a leading SME in human capital performance by Welp Magazine, HR Magazine, and is a regular Business Journal Leadership Trust writer:

In service to the country, Dr J Paul Rand serves in a non-partisan role as a Regional White House Fellow. He intends to seek an opportunity to serve the nation in the White House in 2020-2021.

9. Sally Huss - Author and Illustrator - Twitter @SallyHuss

Sally Huss has been an artist and writer all of her life. She attended Occidental College for three years before graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Fine Art. At the same time Sally was developing her artistic skills, she was developing her tennis skills, becoming a Wimbledon and US National Junior Champion, and eventually a Wimbledon semi-finalist in the Women's Division in both singles and doubles.

Sally played prior to the open era in tennis. There was no prize money at that time. Through her tennis connections, she ended up working in television in Los Angeles and then in film for Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Eventually, she ran Paul Simon’s music publishing company in Beverly Hills.

After studying movement therapy and Zen, Sally returned to the tennis courts teaching her special brand of tennis. Her clients included Barbra Streisand, Joe Gray, Larry Hagman, Valerie Perrine, Helen Reddy, etc.

It was on a tennis court in Beverly Hills that Sally met her match – Marv Huss. The two were married in Aspen, Colorado in 1976. Marv, a fine tennis player himself, had been the Director of National Advertising and Promotion for Hallmark Cards, and had created the original Hallmark card shops. The two combined their talents in business, tennis and art by first developing The Aspen Club, a luxury health spa and tennis club with eleven outdoor courts, two indoor courts, sixteen racquetball courts, two squash courts, a restaurant, bar, twelve spectacular condominiums, and 1,500 members. Sally became the first woman head tennis professional there and played a "Battle of the Sexes" against the infamous Bobby Riggs to promote the club’s opening.

After their son Michael was born, the Husses returned to California and used their other expertise – that of art and art promotion. The first Sally Huss Gallery was opened in Laguna Beach in the early 1980's. Within the next twelve years the number of Sally Huss Galleries grew to twenty-six across the country with others in Tokyo and Switzerland. Each gallery was filled with Sally's art and licensed products as well as her happy sayings.

Sweet and whimsical images danced across all of her creations. Whether in the form of original paintings, clothing, purses, wallpaper, greeting cards, ceramics, baby bibs or children's books, and her syndicated newspaper panel Happy Musings. All of her work was, and still is, happy in nature and free-spirited in style. She is well known for her beach scenes, florals and more recently her contemporary landscapes. Sally's art has found its way into millions of homes across the country, including those of Clint Eastwood, Kirk Douglas, Larry Hagman, Joel Gray, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Mitt Romney.

With the closing of the galleries after 9/11, Sally began focusing exclusively on her children’s books. Now the number has reached over 82 books with another 45 variations (multicultural and Spanish versions.) All may be found through her website and on Amazon. All of the books focus on social/emotional issues and are designed to uplift the lives of children everywhere.

Presently Sally and Marv live in Colorado Springs where Sally continues to paint, write, and illustrate her books, as well as play a little social tennis.

To learn more about Sally Huss visit:

10. Stephen M. Jurgella - Fountain Forward CEO/Founder - Twitter @StephenJurgella

Stephen is the leader of an amazing group of internet marketing experts who dig deep into your organization, understand your customers and potential customers, and help you tell your story. The end result: he helps you make more money and get the job done! Fountain Fountain Forward is a hyper-motivated crew of internet marketing experts based in Houston, Texas that work to accomplish one thing: persuade people to do business with you, and do it more often.

11. Pina De Rosa - Founder & #MissionWellington

Pina De Rosa is a two-time TEDxSpeaker and Certified Pet Grief Counselor, founder of You may reach her directly for 1-1 Pet Grief Support (sliding scale available). Her passion project is #MissionWellington and his, bringing “doggie bags” of pet food, blankets and supplies to the homeless pups living out in the streets. Follow her at

If you wish to send in questions for Pina, please submit them to Pina De Rosa through

12. Joel Comm - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Evangelist, Influencer

As a public and motivational speaker, Joel speaks on a variety of business and entrepreneurial topics. He presents a step-by-step playbook on how to use social media as a leveraging tool to expand the reach of your brand, increase your customer base, and create fierce brand loyalty for your business. In July 2017, Joel and Martech leader Travis Wright went down the rabbit hole of blockchain technology. They took their excitement and channeled it into the creation of The Bad Crypto Podcast. The show, heard in 180 countries around in the world, is one of the top crypto-related shows in the world. Joel is the New York Times best-selling author of 15 books, including The AdSense Code, Click Here to Order: Stories from the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs, KaChing: How to Run an Online Business that Pays and Pays and Twitter Power 3.0.  His latest book is called The Fun Formula.  Joel is also the creator of the iFart app

Visit for more info

13. Claire Diaz-Ortiz - Speaker, Author, Advisor - @Claire

Claire Diaz-Ortiz (@claire) is considered one of the most innovative female voices in digital media today. As an author, speaker, angel investor, and innovation advisor, she was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.  Claire was an early employee at Twitter, where she was first hired to lead corporate social innovation. In Claire’s work, she has been called everything from “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter” (Wired) and “Twitter’s Pontiff Recruitment Chief” (The Washington Post) to a “Force for Good” (Forbes) and “One of the Most Generous People in Social Media” (Fast Company). Claire is the award-winning author of eight books that have been published in more than a dozen countries, including One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work with a Mentor – and How You’ll Benefit from Being One (with Ken Blanchard), Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time, Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose, and Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption. She is a frequent international speaker on innovation and digital media and has been invited to deliver keynotes and trainings at organizations like The United Nations, The US State Department, The Vatican, The Rockefeller Foundation, South by Southwest, Toyota, Verizon, TEDx, and many others. Claire holds an MBA from Oxford University, where she was a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, and a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University. Claire lives in Argentina and California with her husband, daughter, and twin boys. Read more about her at or via @claire on Twitter. Visit:

14. Tom Sutaris - Colorado Rockies Minor League Hitting Coach - Twitter @DirtSutaris

So humble, we couldn't find a long bio on Tom. Good thing he's a friend and is one of those folks who, when found out he is going to be on this list said, "Absolutely, let's impact as many people as possible in a positive way in 2020."

That's Tom and you can read more about him here:

15. Amy Pauszek - Film Producer - Twitter @WonderWomanAmyP

Amy Pauszek is a true lover of indie films and has worked as a key producer and publicist in several feature films, shorts, TV and commercials. She is a proud member of the Truly Moving Pictures Jury, Heartland Film President's Award Winner and Heartland Filmmaker Alumni. She recently served as an International Film Programmer through Heartland at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Besides Producing and acting in film she has served and worked on many film festival circuits including Heartland International Film Festival, Indy Film Fest, The 48 Hr. Project and Sundance. Amy Pauszek is a freelance photographer for magazine and newspaper publications and provides still photography for many local and syndicated television productions. Amy maintains a popular weekly arts, entertainment and society column called 'Wheres Amy' in Current Weekly Publications. New project site:

16. Jonathan Masiulionis - Publicist, Founder Empowered Publicity

For nearly two decades, Jonathan Masiulionis has been helping creatives, entrepreneurs, and entertainers cross the country promote their talents and expand their audiences. His ability to highlight the best of what an artist brings to the table is uniquely exceptional. With the power of enthusiasm and determination, Jonathan is a seasoned professional at taking ideas and turning them into realities. As a publicist for inspirational, spiritual, and children’s authors, Jonathan understands the challenges that aspiring and rising artists face, as they step out in faith and follow their own paths of service. He uses his networking savvy, well-developed organizational skills, and powerful positive energy to promote and establish name  recognition for all of his clients. A true partner in promotion, Jonathan empowers his clients with the personal attention and dedicated support they need to fulfill their dreams and expand the reach of their work. Jonathan currently resides in Buffalo, NY, but is following his heart in moving to San Diego, California next year, to begin his next steps, which includes  opening a children’s hospice for terminally-ill children in La Jolla.

17. Emily Powers - Book Publishing Expert - Author, Educator and Publisher

Instagram @emilinski89

Emily Powers is a publishing professional, author and graduate-level educator. She received her Bachelor's Degree in English from Texas Tech University in 2015, graduating with top honors. She then attended graduate school at the George Washington University, where she received her Master's Degree of Professional Studies in Publishing in 2017. She is passionate about all things publishing, education and books.

Emily is an avid reader and animal lover. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two best friends, Charlie (a yellow lab) and Little One (a black cat). 

Emily is the author of "Waffles Saves the Day" (Book 1 in The Waffles Series), "Spend the Day with Farmer Ken", "The Texas Food Truck Championship", "Alli the Alligator Has a Toothache" and "Buzzin' Around the United States with Mrs. Honey". She looks forward to writing more children's books and expanding The Waffles Series.

Visit: for all of Emily's books.

18. Sheahon Zenger - Athletic Director - New Haven Chargers - Twitter @UNHChargers

University of New Haven Athletics Director Dr. Sheahon Zenger is a well-respected veteran athletics administrator with a proven track record building and leading successful athletic administrations. With over 25 years of experience in administration, development, coaching and academia, Dr. Zenger brings wide-reaching knowhow to the Chargers from his stops at Kansas, Illinois State, Wyoming, South Florida and Drake. Dr. Zenger oversees all fundraising, recruitment, and hiring initiatives for the New Haven’s NCAA athletic teams and recreational programs.

Most recently, Dr. Zenger served as an assistant to the chancellor at Texas Christian University and an adviser to the director of athletics (2019). 

Prior he was the director of athletics for the University of Kansas (2011-18). As director of athletics at the University of Kansas (KU), Dr. Zenger raised tens of millions in funds, built nine athletic buildings, and created a culture of collegiality in the athletic department. Dr. Zenger's top accomplishments include the construction of Rock Chalk Park, which houses track and field, softball, soccer and tennis. KU athletics also constructed McCarthy Hall — a student residence used primarily for the men's basketball players — and the DeBruce Center, a building adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse that houses James Naismith's original rules of basketball.

During his seven years at Kansas, the athletic teams combined to make nearly 70 post seasons appearances. The program earned four national coach of the Year Awards and 11 Big 12 Conference Year of the Year awards. Twice during his tenure, the athletics department set a record for the program’s highest cumulative GPA.

Prior to KU, Dr. Zenger served as athletic director at Illinois State University, where he contracted with Nike and oversaw multimillion-dollar renovations to the school’s athletic facilities. Under his leadership, Illinois State set record-setting attendance figures in football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.

A Kansas native, Zenger played football for MidAmerica Nazarene University and Fort Hays State University.  He finished his bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University (KSU) in English/secondary education. He began his career in athletics in 1988 at Drake University before returning to KSU as an on-campus recruiter. He was later named the director of football operations under the legendary Bill Snyder.

While working for the KSU athletic department, he obtained a master’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He then earned a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership at the University of Kansas while serving in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.

In 1996, he was named recruiting coordinator at University of South Florida. After a year there, he joined the University of Wyoming, where he served as an assistant head football coach and recruiting coordinator.

In 2000, he returned to KSU to serve director of development for the Kansas State University Foundation. He was named assistant director of athletics and development at KSU in 2001 and promoted to associate director in 2002, a position he served until 2005 when he joined Illinois State University.

Dr. Zenger has a lifelong commitment to higher learning that was instilled into from his parents. His father was a professor of education at Fort Hays State University for 30 years.  Mother was an adjunct faculty member at FHSU and later fulltime professor at Marymount College and Tabor College. They co-authored eight books and dozens of journal articles on curriculum design and instruction.  Dad was FHSU initial Distinguished Scholar.

Dr. Zenger is dedicated to giving back to the athletics and higher learning industries as well as his communities with both his time and resources. He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, National Association of Athletic Development Directors, American Football Coaches Association for the Study of Higher Education and the American Educational Research Association. He served as the Chair for the Illinois State University United Way Campaign, Co-Chair – University of Kansas Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Honorary Chair for the Salvation Army Campaign, and Co-Chair – Easter Seals Campaign, 2010.

He and his wife, Pam have been married for 29 years and have three children. Luke (22), is a graduate student at Kansas, Abby (20), is a junior at Arizona, and Jake (18), is a freshman at Kansas. Visit

19. Alison Bromski - Community & Communications Manager, Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute - Twitter @aebromski

Alison currently serves as Community & Communications Manager at the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute, where she provides strategic management of communications, curriculum, constituents, and events for a leadership program serving high school girls, and a network of women and men, living in Maine.

Alison transitioned to the Institute from a prior role working for its founder. She was Executive Assistant to Former United States Senator Olympia Snowe and Former Maine Governor John McKernan—active CEOs, corporate and advisory board members, and public speakers.

Prior to joining the Institute, Alison was a Senior Engagement Specialist at CIEE: the Council on International Educational Exchange. During her time at CIEE, Alison focused on marketing, operations, and training for high school students, teachers, and staff at study abroad sites around the world. This role helped Alison explore nearly 45 countries and expose her passion for helping others.

Alison can also be found volunteering in her community, coaching cheerleading and gymnastics, creating and enjoying art of all kinds, spending time with her three animals, and exploring the outdoors. She, and her husband Steve, are proud to be foster and adoptive parents as well.

20. David P Perlmutter - Author & Actor-ish - Twitter @davepperlmutter

David P Perlmutter lives in Hertfordshire, is the proud father of four children and has one grandson. David is very close to his large family. He is also a Campaigns Ambassador for Cancer Research UK. David's second novel Five Weeks catalogues a trip during which he was almost left for dead in a Pennsylvanian wood.

Visit David's amazon page for his books:

About Best Ever You:

The Best Ever You Network is a multi-media company that provides personal development to individuals and organizations around the world.

Founded in 2008 by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, The Best Ever You Network’s mission is to raise awareness - to inspire you to embrace the inner love, gifts, and talents that create the essence of who you really are - and to challenge you to share this uniqueness with the world. The Best Ever You Network is a trusted place to discover or re-discover your authentic, best self, to create a vision and practice that vision, and to really live – rooted in gratitude, where each moment in your life matters.

Our goal is to assist you to connect and reconnect with your true self, to others around you, and to the world as a whole, in peace - for peace. Our founding 5 Principles are: Core of You, Art of You, Heart of You, Humanity of You and Sport of You.


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