Meet the Gurus
Meet The Experts, Intellectuals, Pop Culture Disrupters, Brainiacs, Mentors, Rebels, Misfits, World Changers, Thinkers, Theorists, Social Figure Pioneers, Masters, Sages, Scholars, Thought Leaders and Philosophers Who Use the Power of Purpose to Remake Our World.
In 2011 Alex left to start Hyphos Inc, a software company based in Los Angeles, California. With a passion to take what he learned in consumer product design and technology, Alex built a team aimed at bridging the online-offline gap in order to connect people in a more meaningful way. His first product, At The Pool, has been featured in the likes of Forbes, LA Times, and Fast Company, and boasts members in more than 120 countries across 3,500 cities. Yeti, a local recommendation product that emerged from At The Pool passed 3,000,000 swipes in just the first few months. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of Josh.ai which is an AI agent for home automation.
Zack is a man of compassion, drive and purpose who's constantly building something that millions love. The world's largest events and conferences invites Zack to speak on his thoughts and experiences. He believes in the power of purpose and personal motivation - learning this as a young child traveling the world with autism, and discovering how to use it to his advantage.
They have offices in North America, Asia, and Africa. The firm has won many awards and continues to specialize their expertise in partnering with middle-market firms in hundreds of industry verticals and niche markets to achieve the best possible outcome through a variety of transactions.
Mr. Elmore received a BBA from Southern Methodist University, an M.B.A. from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University, and a Law Degree from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University.
George is also the host of the ""Elavate Your Impact"" podcast and author of the book, Think Different. He is managing Partner of FundTeq which is a Total Asset Management Platform for financial advisors. He is also the founder of Fundmax and Versaille Capital and holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Toledo and his masters in Mechanical Engineer from Oakland University.
He had been in over 20 shoot outs and went to prison for murder. He lost his father while in prison and after he got out of prison by a miracle he was shot six times by someone getting revenge. He then turned his life around, built a great relationship with his daughter and got married. He is now making a massive difference in 1,000s of families through his story and proud of the decisions he made to turn his pain into purpose and find success in life.
His latest project is Think Detroit, an business incubator space designed for Detroit-based businesses to take their ideas from napkin-sketch to market. He is also the host of the Jibs Podcast showcasing leaders who are moving Detroit Forward.
As author of “Stop Making Excuses, Get Off Your Butt & Fight For Your Dreams”, he’s helped motivate and coach others startup their business ideas. Terry is also an extreme advocate for women's rights and empowerment, the cofounder of Partiio, a stake Holder in Jem and Adorn, founder of Success Beyond Beauty and has led as the CEO many other companies and ventures.
He received his medical education and training in the city of Detroit and is happily married. He is well involved in his community and feels the obligation to serve his city. He is an example that you can make your life whatever you'd like through grit, endurance and changing your perspective and surroundings.
After a successful college career at the University of Wisconsin and two seasons in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders, Orr began his transition into life after athletics. Jonathan established Athlete Transition Services (ATS) to help athletes have a successful and healthy transition into the next phase of life. He is the founder of ATS and is transforming the lives of 1,000s of students and professional athletes, helping them build the life skills to sustain their life during their professional career and during the transition in and out of professional athletics.
As a resourceful thought leader with exceptional communication and execution, while also committed to the development and growth of teams’ professional, business, and leadership skills she has demonstrated expertise in mobilizing high-performing synergistic teams to promote problem resolution, creating structure, and improvement of service delivery. She has also been driven to contribute to organizational growth, provide excellent customer care, and innovative user experiences through the pursuit of business mission and values.
Still morphing Denise is currently the Director of the Durfee Innovation Society, a 150,000 square foot building that brings both profit and non profits together to service both students, adults and the community. Their team has raised $21,000,000 for the revitalization of city blocks within Detroit and have beautified over 1,273 different blocks within the city. They have repaired 184 homes and boarded up 1,622 homes to bring safety to neighborhoods and mobilized over 42,232 volunteers at events. She has also worked with students that needed extra help within school at 3 campuses. Her path has taken many directions but there has always been two constants within her story: helping others and advancing people.
Dr. Holland has enjoyed a successful business career. He has worked for major corporations such as Proctor & Gamble and Federal Reserve Bank. As the Mid-West Sr. Regional Development Manager for CSX TRANSFLO Sean managed the second largest region in the company that generated over 30 million dollars in revenue between 3 states and 10 offices. In 2003, Dr. Holland co-founded Vision Christian campus ministry at Michigan State University. Hundreds of students began to gather and a leadership movement was birthed. As a result, The Epicenter of Worship Church of Lansing, MI was founded with the mission to raise up global leaders. Dr. Holland went on to establish additional campus ministries throughout America.
Dr. Holland retired successfully from CSX to serves as the Sr. Pastor of the Epicenter of Worship Church. Over the past 15 years Dr. Holland has dispatched hundreds of leaders who currently serve in a vast array of sectors across the world. Dr. Holland has been married to Tayana for 24 years and they have four beautiful children.
During her downtime and outside of the operating room her artistic flair and visual abilities in the arts fuels her life. She has worked on the set of the movie “Gifted Hands” which is a story of world renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson featuring Cuba Gooding as a set decorator/cast member extra. She also currently holds a part-time position with Caduceus Entertainment in Production design on the short film and other projects. She enjoys writing poetry, traveling and is a member of the Yacht girls book club. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and now residing in Los Angeles California, she has a story of redemption and is an inspiration to those who are looking to rise from their ashes to success and happiness .
Daniel serves on the Board of Directors of multiple local charter schools in Detroit, Michigan, serving thousands of students within the K12 space. He also is the founder and president of Purpose Prep, an online video based learning platform committed to helping students discover their purpose by providing dynamic video lesson focused on Mental Health, Personal and Leadership Development and Social and Emotional Learning for youth. They have over 70 teachers within their platform and serve thousands of students nation-wide. His greatest accomplishment though is building his family with his wife Elizabeth.
Shortly after he felt a tug and pull to move his focus and efforts into building communities within LA, becoming a leader quickly in one of the most popular and large movements bringing hope and love to people of all ages and kinds. He is now a part of in helping build their merch movement and children/youth groups and traveling the world, hosting, speaking, influencing and empowering people to go higher and deeper into their calling.
In his early years he has served in some of the most impactful local movements and gatherings within different states, traveling the world and led teams of hundreds in global and citywide movements and conferences, spoken to thousands and continued to keep his heart and passion at the center of his focus. He is one of a kind and here to inspire through purpose.
Cory is a venture capitalist and business owner of Intelligence Business Innovations with many different product developments, one being GymSwipe, a revolutionary frictionless gym membership online intelligence portal serving gym owners to make membership convenient and easy for members. He also owns a Patent for a one of a kind holographic weapons scope that is of high demand! Cory has many other passions beyond being a successful doctor, business leader and investor such as working out and fitness, hunting, spending time with his family and being a part of impacting the world through his unique perspective on purpose and the principles of life that lead to success.
Magaen's clinical experience includes mentor and liaison for the Michigan State University Adolescent Divergent Project, Therapist and Case Manager for a high security, all male youth residential center, Therapist at Greater Lansing Women's Center, Substance Abuse Evaluator for Ingham County, Lead Therapist for a local CORE agency in the Greater Atlanta area, Crisis Prevention Therapist and a Crisis Management Assessor for local hospitals.
Additionally, Magaen has served as an independent contractor for the State of Michigan assisting individuals with physical and mental disabilities seek employment and transition into a steady career. She has had the privilege of working as a Career Counselor and has also held the position of Human Resource Manager and Trainer for Epicenter of Worship Church in Lansing, Michigan. While at Epicenter, Magaen also served as a member of the strategic planning committee which consisted of Senior Pastors, Assistant Pastors, Chief Executive Offices, Chief Financial Officers and other Executive management.
Magaen has a heart to help others and believes that there's plenty of room at the top for everyone. She has spent years pouring into others and helping those that need assistance, guidance, empowerment, motivation or simply just a mentor. Magaen views serving her community as a privilege and is determined to make an impact by reaching one person at a time.
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Ross has always believed in helping those around him and that is why he is constantly engaged in bringing hope, healing and purpose to those that struggle with addiction. His story and the experiences of his life are a constant reminder that anyone no matter what they’ve faced can turn their life around and create the success they deem is significant in their lives.
Lizzy resides in eastern Michigan where she was born and raised. She has two daughters, Everly and Ivy and a son named Daniel. Her and her husband are pioneers for bringing purpose into people's everyday lives around the world. She continues to pull out the potential and greatness in others and is dedicated to never stop learning, growing and loving other people.
Elizabeth’s top three favorite things include coffee, chocolate and her family. She loves to laugh, as it continues to be contagious and drive others to live life full of fun. She also enjoys the outdoors, doing anything active, traveling and being with her two very large families.
Amanda has worked as a Family Services Coordinator at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health specializing in Home-Based Therapist for youth and families in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The primary caseload are boys ages 6-15 diagnosed with severe emotional disorders. She collaborates with schools and juvenile judicial court to bring social justice, therapy and development to young people suffering from trauma and mental illness.
She finds a passion in bringing real change to people’s lives by providing the strategies for redirection and healing. Amanda has been an assistant teacher, supervisor to undergrads in resident halls, counseled women, teens and children from domestic violence. She has worked in and becoming nationally certified with Trauma Focused CBT and continues to bring change to people’s lives one person at a time. To help her be the best version of herself, Amanda spends time traveling, in her church community and in the outdoors.
Mini Purpose Gurus
Isaiah had to fight for his life from birth; close to death Isaiah was strong and lived to be adopted after months of neglect. His adoption has helped him live with a heart full of gratitude and love for himself and for others. He understands that life is a gift and the people in it are what matter most. He is full of grace and consideration. He is an uncle to many nephews and nieces whom adore him. He also has 6 sisters and 2 brothers all that love and believe in him!
He loves to read and spend time with his family and friends. Landon is the best big brother to his younger sibling Weston. They enjoy the outdoors, camping, riding bikes and swimming! If you need a good laugh just ask Landon.
She loves to make the people feel special and cared for. Whether she is buying a gift or giving up something she has for someone else! She is beyond generous with her time and her hard earned money. She looks for ways to give by finding opportunities to celebrate others.
Sarah was adopted at birth and has a beautiful heart.Her gratitude and grace grows on you and is evidence of her beautiful heart. Don’t mistake her sweetness for weakness; Sarah is fiercely loyal and someone you want in your corner for life!
She loves watching and taking car of her nieces and nephews and even serves in her school and community. She is a born leader and succeeds in her academics and sports. She lives to inspire herself and those around her by being a good example of heart and character.
Jazz is the first one to give you a compliment and see the good in you. She uses her creative writing and drawings as reminders of the life she chooses to live as well as to share her gratitude and love for others. She is determined and believes all things are possible!