Below will be the list of our 2021 IFBC July Virtual Summit: Productivity Speakers.
Christina Hitchcock | Digital CEO Circle
Christina Hitchcock helps bloggers and influencers work smarter so they can grow and scale their businesses faster. Christina started her website, It Is a Keeper, in 2010 as a hobby, while she was working as a marketing VP. She quickly grew it into a full-time, six-figure business and was able to leave the corporate world behind. Over the years, she has honed her strategies and processes so that she can get more done with less effort. Today, Christina is the co-owner of DigitalCEOCircle.com and co-host of The Smart Influencer Podcast where she helps other bloggers and influencers be more efficient and skyrocket their productivity.
Jenny Melrose | Jenny Melrose
Jenny is a former reading specialist who “retired” from her teaching career when her blogging income far exceeded her salary. Through hard work and dedication, her lifestyle blog, The Melrose Family, became regularly sought out by nationally recognized brands such as Neutrogena, Smuckers, Glad, Costco, Stanley Steamer, Sara Lee, and many more. She is a content strategist that helps entrepreneurs better understand their messaging and unique position in the online space. Now, she’s combining her passion for teaching with her extensive experience of creating strategic content for online business owners via JennyMelrose.com and her podcast, Influencer Entrepreneurs with Jenny Melrose as well as her first book Influencer Entrepreneurs: The 4-Step Framework to Building Your Audience, Growing Your Business, and Making More Money Online.
Emily Perron | Emily Perron
Emily Perron helps bloggers and online entrepreneurs expand and improve their teams with talented freelancers. Her number one goal is to align the right person with the right role, so business owners and freelancers alike feel empowered to work within their individual skill-sets and strengths. Her expertise lies in hiring and managing in your Zone of Genius. Emily has a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and English. Her professional background includes working in marketing, coaching and organizational consulting. Her past work and education make Emily uniquely qualified to understand what business owners need help with, and to put systems in place to find the best person to fill that role.
Megan Porta | Eat Blog Talk
Megan Porta is the content creator behind the decade-old food blog Pip and Ebby. A serious love for food bloggers combined with a strong desire to watch entrepreneurs succeed and an obsession with time management, productivity and self care prompted her to start Eat Blog Talk (a podcast and community for food bloggers). In every area of her business, she loves bringing people together, helping them achieve big dreams and also making lasting connections and friendships. In 2020, Megan tapped into a new realm of productivity by creating boundaries around both her work time and her down time. The inclusion of consistent self-care has been a game changer for her life and business!
Cynthia Samanian | Hidden Rhythm
Cynthia Samanian is the founder of Hidden Rhythm, a culinary marketing agency. She’s worked with businesses of all sizes, from Bob’s Red Mill and Simply Organic to chefpreneurs and cookbook authors. Through her signature program, Cooking Class Business School, Cynthia helps culinary pros create and market online cooking classes and memberships, so they can unlock more freedom, flexibility and fulfillment in their lives. She also hosts the weekly podcast, The Experiential Table. Growing up as a first-generation American in a Persian family, Cynthia is no stranger to the power of food to unite people across cultures. Cynthia earned her MBA at Harvard Business School, but often thinks that culinary school might have been a better fit. Her career has been filled with twists and turns from working in finance at a large conglomerate to product management at a small tech startup. She eventually left it all in 2015 to begin her entrepreneurial journey in food.
Corinne Schmitt | Wondermom Wannabe
Corinne is the owner of Wondermom Wannabe, a lifestyle site for moms with Pinterest-aspirations but real-world responsibilies. She’s published two books so far, both geared towards fun activities for kids and families. She’s a co-host of the Smart Influencer podcast where she and her business partner help bloggers and influencers work smarter, not harder. She’s obsessed with finding easy, more efficient ways to get things done, whether it’s at home or in her job. As a mentor, she’s helped dozens of other women grow their site traffic and income
Tanessa Shears | Tanessa Shears
Tanessa Shears is a health consultant and host of the Becoming Limitless podcast. She helps entrepreneurs scale their business by optimizing their health, focus & productivity with science and biohacking. Her passion is working closely with business owners to implement effective sleep, nutrition, work flow and stress management strategies to eliminate brain fog and help them get more done in 8 hours than most people can get done in a week. She does this by optimizing the performance capacity of your body & brain so you can produce more meaningful, impactful work output and scale your business faster.
Sheetal Sujan | Lybra Group
Sheetal Sujan an entrepreneur, public speaker, transformational trainer & coach, digital course creator, wife, and mom of two. She co-founded Lybra Training, Coaching and Consulting and Lybra Learning LLC. She develops and facilitates tailor-made training for corporate clients in the areas of self-development, team development, leadership development, customer service, communication, productivity, team building, and emotional intelligence. She has over 12 years of experience as a trainer and coach and is an MBTI Master Practitioner as well as an Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. In her programs, her goal is to positively motivate individuals to strengthen their true talents and skills, overcome their challenges, and get the most out of their personal and work life. She is passionate about helping individuals and teams thrive in their personal and work relationships, steering individuals to understand the personal impact they make in their lives and the lives of others. She loves to teach topics on Emotional Intelligence (EI) and has created free courses to help individuals understand how managing one’s emotions can greatly impact the way they live, work, and achieve their goals. Sheetal is often invited to podcasts or does keynotes to talk about Emotional Intelligence.