Shannon Burnett-Gronich has come a long way since her days as a single mother of two struggling to make ends meet. Through her dedicated focus and a deep desire to help others find success, Shannon has emerged as a highly-regarded, multi-faceted business executive. Her legendary training and coaching services plus her event planning, marketing, public relations, and networking skills have been harnessed by celebrities and every-day Joes alike to build their businesses. Her prowess has made her the go-to expert and event producer for luminaries like T Harv Eker (Secrets of the Millionaire Mind), Stewart Levine (Resolution Works), and Dr. Gary Null (America’s #1 Health Guru).
Shannon has spent more than a decade building an international conscious business community by helping small businesses grow into their full potential through knowledge-sharing, marketing, and cooperative strategies.
Known as the owner of an exclusive “Million Dollar Rolodex,” Shannon has successfully attained over $3.1 million publicity for herself and her clients. What’s more, she readily shows others how to do the same. A master at creating strategic alliances and developing sustainable partnerships, Shannon almost effortlessly resolves multiple, complex issues while motivating teams to peak performance. Shannon has appeared on television, radio, and in the press. She’s co-author of the Amazon #1 best seller “Law of Business Attraction – The Secret of Cooperative Success” with T Harv Eker of The Millionaire Mind.
Shannon has produced over 300 events and conferences since 2001 with 100+ exhibitors and 100+ volunteers. And she still has all her hair! In the process she discovered that most event sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors are missing key knowledge and planning skills necessary to make their event successful. This insight led to Shannon’s creation of a simple system to train businesses and their teams in the fine art of conference excellence. She guides her clients through customized systems and follow-up implementation that turns leads into cash through marketing, joint venture partners, product sales, and sponsors. Her clients get results and make money! She provided multiple group trainings for cities producing the “ReBirth 2012” Barbara Marx Hubbard events globally. Shannon has successfully coordinated summits for inspiring entrepreneurs through long time established businesses by group collaboration with mentors and keynote presenters. She has aided in developing a thriving business community and created conscious business ventures through the Business Acceleration Summits.
JOYCE WHITE NELSON
If you aspire to have the success of businesses that are reaping benefits creating cultures that result in loyal raving fans, you will want to create systems to build authentic relationships. With over 35 years of experience as a Nationally Certified Trainer in mediation, conflict resolution, systems analysis, leadership, staff development and behavioral analysis Joyce White Nelson has honed proven her expertise with government systems, organizations, entrepreneurs and corporations. Being a single working parent, sustaining a successful career in the public school system and being and business owner, and a heap of personal and professional education has created a dynamic the diverse background to guide you be a change agent for the outcomes you desire.
Joyce has consulted directly with National Leaders responsible for the creation of 3 year strategic plan and manual to work within school systems in a step by step process for change. Joyce led 8 schools of over 500 staff, and students through 3 year change process to result in a positive climate, increased curriculum engagement, staff satisfaction and school safety. Joyce has conducted local and state and National Staff Development Seminars for Curriculum, Team Building, Change and Positive Interventions and Organizational Supports.
As Founder and Professional Relationship Officer at JoyceVentures.com, she transformed her expertise in educational and organizational leadership, professional development, behavioral analysis and systems analysis to bring you a customized system for initiating, nurturing, and sustaining authentic, mutually beneficial personal and professional relationships that result in personal joy and prosperity for you and your company.
“In my positions. I have been to hundreds of summits. I choose to participate and sponsor the Business Acceleration summit because of the unique value of engagement through mentorship with each attendee before, during and after the summit. This creates a strong community of contribution and I have personally seen the financial and business relationship returns for individuals are massive.” – Joyce White Nelson
How does a conductor of orchestras and choirs teach leadership – very enthusiastically! Hugh Ballou teaches leaders around the globe how to build synergy with teams and how to build effective processes that bring success to any organization – no matter how small or how large. “I travel around the country and around the world and find that you can change the name of the organization, the location and the type of structure and you will still have the same issues – leaders not leading effectively!”
Ballou brings 40 years of experience as conductor to his leadership training. “I call the training The Quintessential Leader: Four principles for transforming your organization and your teams, but no one can produce effective teams without fine-tuned leadership skills. I teach business executives how an orchestra conductor brings out the best skill of the players that have been hired. The conductor is a dictator, however, if the conductor hires a good oboe player, then it’s best to let that oboe player use his or her skill rather than tell them how to play the oboe!” It sounds silly, however, leaders who micro-manage those whom they lead only receive a fraction of the performance that is ultimately possible.
Let the team perform!
The skill set of planning for success, constructing powerful goals, and delegating with authority are consistent themes where many leaders underperform. Ballou’s unique ability in inspire and motivate even the most difficult of audiences has made him the expert in the field of Transformational Leadership. Transformational Leaders build strong leaders on teams that are motivated, focused and highly effective in setting and implementing powerful goals.
As author of 5 books on Transformational Leadership, Ballou works as executive coach, process facilitator, trainer and motivational speaker teaching leaders in many diverse fields the fine-tune skills employed every day by orchestral conductors.
“I come with my company, SynerVision International, to the Business Acceleration Summit to teach and to help others and have gotten more out of it than I put in! I work with entrepreneurs building their business, skills, team and income strains and the Business Acceleration Summit has allowed me to leave with many projects of my own. I’m grateful for the experience that the Business Acceleration Summit provides which is getting a fresh perspective on getting to the top of your game!” – Hugh Ballou
DESIRE’ STEWART, MBA
Desire’ Stewart is the Director of Operations & Business Development for Stewart Law. Desire’ also has experience as an operations manager for a local primary healthcare office, consulting for startups and small businesses, and directing operations for non-profits. She is a Brevard County local. She graduated from Space Coast High School in 2009 as Class President and Valedictorian. She simultaneously graduated from Eastern Florida State College in 2009 with her Associates Degree and a 4.0 GPA. She then enrolled at the University of Florida. In 2012, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Microbiology and Cell Science, minoring in Philosophy.
After college, she entered the business world managing a local laser health clinic, as well as consulting for a small startup auto body shop. After realizing she had a keen eye for business, she enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology’s MBA- Healthcare Management program, which she completed in 2015. Throughout her life, Desire’ has been dedicated to many non-profits including: Relay for Life, Project Linus, Love Letters, Feed the Children, Keep Brevard Beautiful, Viera’s Breast Cancer Walk, Devereux and CHAMPS.
Desire’ is a longtime volunteer, past director, and current corporate board member for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Organization; a non-profit dedicated to motivating the leaders of the future. She is also a proud Rotarian being a founding member of the Viera Rotary Club. She volunteers with them and works as Director of Public Image for the group. She is excited to speak to you about what she can do to help improve and streamline your business today.