Sir Richard Branson (UK)
World famous entrepreneur & founder of Virgin Group of companies
In 1970, Richard founded Virgin as a mail order record retailer and, not long after, he opened a record shop in Oxford Street, London. The equity of Virgin Music Group – record labels, music publishing, and recording studios was sold to THORN EMI in 1992 in a US$1 billion deal. Since then, Virgin has become one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands. Virgin has expanded into aviation, hospitality and leisure, telecommunications, financial services, health and wellness, and clean energy through more than 300 companies worldwide, employing approximately 50,000 people in 29 countries.
Companies like Virgin Atlantic, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and the newest airlines, Virgin America and VAustralia, are shaking up the travel industry while Virgin HealthMiles, Virgin Money, Virgin Mobile and other Virgin-branded companies continue to offer exceptional customer service and value for money.
In December 1999, Richard was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Millennium New Year’s honours list for “services to entrepreneurship.”
Richard has been involved in a number of world record-breaking attempts since 1985. In 1986 his boat, “Virgin Atlantic Challenger II,” crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the fastest ever recorded time. This was followed a year later by a hot air balloon crossing of the same ocean in “Virgin Atlantic Flyer.” In January 1991, Richard crossed the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Arctic Canada. In June 2004, he set the record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel by an amphibious vehicle to mark the 20th anniversary of Virgin Atlantic. He and fellow adventurer Steve Fossett also unveiled an aircraft designed to attempt the first solo-piloted non-stop trip around the world without re-fuelling.
In the summer of 2004, Richard launched Virgin Unite as a vehicle to pull together the resources of the Virgin Group internationally and, most importantly, Virgin’s best asset – its people – to tackle some of the tougher challenges facing the world today. Virgin Unite and on-the-ground partners participate in efforts such as the creation of sustainable health clinics in Africa and the fostering of new entrepreneurs through the Branson School of Entrepreneurship in South Africa.
In 2006, Richard pledged 100% of profits of Virgin transportation companies to clean tech investments through Virgin Green Fund. In 2007, he announced a new global science and technology prize – The Virgin Earth Challenge – to award $25 million to the individual or group able to demonstrate a commercially viable design which will result in the net removal of anthropogenic, atmospheric greenhouse gases.
Also that year, Richard joined Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Desmond Tutu to form The Elders, a group of independent leaders that will seek sustainable solutions to global humanitarian issues.
Most recently with Virgin Unite, Richard has helped incubate initiatives such as the Disease Control Room, a new health resource for South Africa and the sub-Saharan African region that will help transform responses to devastating diseases such as HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria; and the Carbon War Room, which taps into global entrepreneurs to mobilise capital, innovation, expertise and international collaboration to fill in the gaps of climate change efforts already underway.
Richard is the author of “Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way,” (Crown Business, 1998) “Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life” (Virgin Books, 2006), and “Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur” (Virgin Books, 2008).
Anthony Robbins (USA)
World’s #1 Peak Performance Coach
For three decades, Anthony Robbins has passionately pursued answers to the question “What creates an extraordinary life?”
His own outstanding life has allowed him to personally meet, consult, and coach an incredibly diverse group of over 3 million people from 100 different countries – from prisoners to presidents, parents to professional athletes, and gang members to high-powered CEOs.
As well as his public speaking engagements and live appearances, Robbins has directly impacted the lives of nearly 50 million people from 100 countries with his best-selling books and audio products
Apart from being an adviser to some of the greatest sport stars, business giants and leaders of our time, his work with people worldwide from all walks of life has earned him the reputation as the ‘ultimate life coach’ – he knows what it takes to succeed. He knows how to empower and teach you how to do it YOURSELF!
Robbins’ commitment to creating an enduring legacy that will impact the world is surpassed only by his passion for family as a dedicated father of four children and a loving husband to his wife, Sage Robbins.
Lord Alan Sugar
Founder of Amstrad
After leaving school in Hackney aged 16, Sugar started selling car aerials and electric goods out of a van he bought for £50. In 1968, he founded Amstrad, and now, over 40 years later, he has an estimated worth of £730 million, and was ranked 85th in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List.
A former Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur FC, Sugar sold his Amstrad empire to Sky in July 2007. Sugar’s other companies include AMSCREEN, which offers digital screen media advertising networks, AMSAIR, which offers business and executive jets to a number of high profile clients around the world, AMSPROP, a property investment firm and VIGLEN, a manufacturer specialising in computers, networks and solutions.
In 2000, Sugar was knighted for his services to business and he holds two honorary Doctorates of Science degrees, awarded by City University and Brunel University respectively.
Having previously sat on the Business Council for Britain and fronted a campaign promoting the benefits of apprenticeships, in 2009 he was named as Enterprise Champion and appointed to the House of Lords as Baron Sugar of Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney.
Lord Sugar is a philanthropist for a number of charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital and Jewish Care.
Best Selling Author, Rich Dad Advisor, Founder of SalesPartners
Blair Singer is considered one of the best facilitators of personal and organisational behaviour change in business today. He has earned global recognition through the development of a unique high impact approach to teaching, learning and facilitating that virtually guarantees positive behavioural change and high performance.
Blair has identified that in order to succeed and prosper in business your number one skill is your ability to communicate, sell and teach others how to sell. Secondly, to build a successful business you have to know how to build a championship team that can win – no matter what. Blair Singer has helped increase the revenues of companies and individuals all over the world through giving them the secrets to implementing those critical components.
In 2001, Blair Singer created SalesDogs®: a methodology that offers life-changing sales and communication success which has helped thousands worldwide to increase their incomes. This unique process identifies and magnifies the natural strengths of an individual or team and converts them into positive results, personal satisfaction and income.
Robert G. Allen
One of the Most Influential Investment Advisors of all time
Robert Allen’s colossal best-seller, ‘Nothing Down’, established him as one of the most influential investment advisors of all time. Robert has followed that success with three other best-selling books including: ‘Creating Wealth’, ‘Multiple Streams of Income’ and ‘The One Minute Millionaire’; as well as the audiocassette programs ‘The Road to Wealth’ and ‘Multiple Streams of Income’ from Nightingale-Conant.
A popular talk-show guest, Robert has appeared on dozens of programs, including ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘Larry King Live’. Robert has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Barron’s, Money Magazine, and Reader’s Digest.
Robert’s cutting edge investment seminars have remained in huge demand for 20 years!
Founder of the UK’s #1 Trader Coaching Company
Seminar audiences around the world love Greg! When he shows you why he believes Forex, when traded correctly, is the fastest way to become financially independent and quit your day job – you’ll get it!
Greg has worked on 7 trading floors worldwide before setting up his own – one of the most successful in the UK. He went on to become the founder of the Traders University® programme, the UK’s #1 Trader Coaching Company.
Knowledge to Action is the leading business of its kind in the UK, helping thousands of people, from all over the country, achieve their dreams of financial success and empowerment by learning how to generate an income from stock market and foreign exchange trading.
As Greg says, trading is, pure and simple, the business of making money.
He has trained over 50,000 traders in Europe, North America and Australasia – exposing the bulletproof strategies used by high-end professional traders, and has shown how anyone can create an immediate income stream from trading.
There’s no warehouse required, no inventory, no suppliers – none of the usual headaches of setting up your own business. It’s just you and a system for making money – and it’s on-tap 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
That’s what you and your fellow attendees are going to learn from Greg – how to start pouring out a whole new level of income, immediately!
With many awards already behind him, Greg Secker’s company was a Finalist in the UK National Business Awards 2009, Fast Track 100 Award Winner 2010 and London Excellence Awards 2010 Finalist.
eBay’s 20 Million Dollar Man
Adam Ginsberg is recognised as the World’s #1 speaker and trainer on how to make Big Money Online using eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, Google and even Twitter.
The story of Adam’s online sales success is the stuff of legend – and it all started with eBay. In an amazingly short time he turned the world’s biggest online auction site on its head – selling 20 million dollars of product in less than five years, more than any individual seller in the company’s history.
He was named eBay’s No.1 new seller in 2002. Then Titanium Power Seller, their highest status.
In the process, Adam designed a formidable arsenal of steps, systems and software – all designed and proven to maximise sales results. In fact Adam’s first book, “How to Buy, Sell & Profit on eBay” quickly became the best-selling eBay book of all time.
He continues to be on the leading edge of internet income systems, strategies and software – the very latest of which is Speedlings – the unique technology that can create a content rich site at the press of a button, attracts natural traffic and provide multiple income earning opportunities.
Adam is the consummate teacher – he’ll share his personal secrets gathered from years of cracking the eBay code. But he’ll also make it easy and fun to learn with his unique style that will enlighten and inspire.
A True Pioneer in the Internet Marketing Industry
Before most of us had installed our first dial-up modem, Tom Hua was pioneering online income strategies. Now known as one of the sharpest internet marketers, with over $12 million USD annual turnover, Tom’s classic ‘rags to riches’ journey has been an inspiration to thousands.
Tom immigrated to Australia with just $300 and no command of English. After struggling to get by for months, he stumbled across Internet marketing. Quickly developing and mastering money making secrets, he soon became one of the first self-made Internet millionaires.
He now operates his amazing global Internet businesses from Melbourne, Australia and shares his unique strategies, proven by his own hands-on experience, for building personal wealth by leveraging the power of the Internet. Tom has already changed the lives of thousands around the world, helping them to become successful in their own Internet adventures.
Co-founder of Wealth Dragons and co-author of the first Lease Options book to ever be released in the UK
John Lee is an international speaker and mentor who is recognised for his vibrant, get-up-and-go energy at his events and seminars. He is the co-founder of Wealth Dragons and co-author of the first Lease Options book to ever be released in the UK.
When he was 21, he had one mission in mind – to earn enough passive income to never have to work again and own a Lamborghini. He achieved both at the age of 27.
John’s first career path taught him that sometimes following your passion can make your bosses rich but leave you exhausted – he sought another way.
It was only when he sold his car to fund his property education that his life took a turn.
Through building income producing assets, he built up a multi-million pound portfolio which produced positive cash flow income to allow him to become financially free. Selling and negotiating have become second nature. He is reputed to have the ability to pick up the phone and make thousands of pounds in minutes.
His mission now is to inspire people to take action and to give something back.
Today, John trains thousands of students around the world in his cutting edge property investing and internet wealth creation techniques.
A uniquely gifted speaker, John inspires people at the deepest level to take action and to create wealth for themselves. John’s one motto in life is: “Don’t have wishes… have targets”.
One of the leading authorities in the UK on the psychology of success
Andy Harrington is one of the UK’s premier authorities on the psychology of peak performance, leadership and personal achievement. He has inspired hundreds of thousands of people across the UK to achieve their goals and transform the quality of their lives.
A former drug addict, struggling to survive, Andy experienced an epiphany and turned his back on his old lifestyle.
Finally convincing a bank to loan him £10,000, he created a business from scratch which went on to generate over £21,000,000 in just 5 years. Now a successful entrepreneur, Andy has built several multiple-million pound organisations and is sought after for his business boosting strategies and expertise.
Andy is now committed to sharing the very techniques that turned his life around with as many people as possible, helping them to make a real difference in their lives.
An NLP master, He has worked with Hollywood movie stars, Premiership football players, business leaders, entrepreneurs, teenagers, homemakers and ordinary everyday people.
He has become a world renowned public speaker, able to captivate an audience with his direct and engaging style whilst helping people to create rapid and lasting change by tapping into the unlimited power of the mind.
Australasia’s #1 Expert on Influence and the author of “The Entrepreneurial Apprentice”
Kerwin Rae is a businessman, coach, mentor, author and International speaker. He has studied and observed the psychology of influence for well over a decade and has become an expert on influencing human behaviour and how it relates to sales, marketing and personal transformation.
Kerwin has addressed and worked with all levels of business from corporate entities to national and international franchise groups through to the small to medium sized and even home based business owners.
He is the author of “The Entrepreneurial Apprentice” training system and co-author of one the bestselling series, “Secrets of Marketing Experts Exposed”.
Kerwin has been featured heavily in Australian and international business and finance media.
He is committed to providing strategies that produce real, outstanding results, in the toughest economies, which ordinary people see in their bank accounts, achieved in just months, then year after year…
UK Top Internet Marketing Coach
Simon Coulson MBA climbed the corporate ladder with BT PLC for 14 years before quitting the city life in December 2003. He started a series of internet businesses and has now built three 7-figure online businesses. In less than 7 years Simon has generated over £7 million pounds. The first £2 million were from the spare room in his house!
Simon has made his fortune in range of different internet business models including information products, membership sites, online retail, online training and online transaction services.
Simon has also become an established public speaker on Internet Marketing and has spoken around the world to audiences of up to 7,000 including at Londons o2 arena. After mentoring some friends to start their own successful internet businesses, the first of which has now generated £2 million itself, Simon decided to roll out a coaching program to a wider audience and launched the Internet Business School in 2007. This organization has trained over 1,000 entrepreneurs and created many successful online businesses.
Welsh Secret Millionaire, Property Developer & Wealth Trainer
Self-made multi-millionaire and social entrepreneur Kevin Green is one of the UK’s largest and most successful residential property landlords. In 1999, Kevin was awarded a Nuffield scholarship to travel the world and he interviewed some of the world’s greatest success stories such as Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates.
The 47-year-old, who featured in UK Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire, was homeless in 1988. He bought his first property using credit cards, and with no money he learned how to buy properties and get paid on completion. The rest is history and today his property portfolio runs into the hundreds, and is involved in a number of successful companies and property related businesses, land development, lease options and commercial deals.
Joseph McClendon III
Peak Performance Coach
“Coach” Joseph McClendon lll currently serves as Senior head Trainer and instructor of Anthony Robbins’ acclaimed Mastery university. he is also the founder of Succeleration Research Group, a leading peak performance coaching organization that serves political, entertainment and business communities.
McClendon has also taught courses in human re-engineering, leadership, advanced communication and human influence at the university of California, Los Angeles.