Listed below, in no particular order, are 13 truly inspirational people I was fortunate to meet in 2013.
1. Darren Stephens
He is a #1 Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur & ‘Millionaire Maker’ Speaker & Business Consultant. His knowledge and forward thinking just blew me away last year. Darren helped me change my direction, my thinking and my life. This man is both caring, giving and above all a really nice person. I am truly indebted to what he has given me.
2. Pat Mesiti
He Creates Millionaires from the inside out. He shifts mindsets to build bigger people to produce results. Pat’s enthusiasm is infectious. I always want to spend more time with him and he always makes the time for me. He motivates me to do more and achieve more and last year he did just that. He can see people’s potential and shows them what they can achieve and he did this for me.
3. Selina Seah
She is a bestselling author and a leading specialist in the area of energy alchemy, intimate relationships, wealth and personal transformation. This lady is so passionate about helping other people. After meeting Selina last year, I now have a new way of looking at life. I was so amazed at how I could change my life so easily. After spending time with her I could clearly see my life purpose and the inner power within me. I love her honesty and her insights.
4. Graham Bibby
He is the investment specialist. He knows how to manage investment portfolios to maximise profits and minimise losses. He is a regular speaker on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, BBC TV and Reuters. This man does not confuse you with industry jargon. I instantly felt at ease and wanted to know more. Investing can be interesting! Graham’s knowledge and successes are incredible. He talks the talk and walks the walk. He gives you the information straight and wants other people to succeed in the same way he does. But what is so great amount Graham is that he gives back and encourages others to do the same.
5. Karen Phillips
Karen is one of Australia’s most sought after strategists in brand management, client communications and team improvement. She is the author of ‘Women’s Words of Wisdom and Power’ and is one amazing woman. What she doesn’t know about the female market no one does, in my opinion. The events she hosts are second to none and that shows in the positive, forward thinking women who attend. When she speaks from stage everyone is listening.
6. Annah Stretton
She is based in Waikato, New Zealand and is the author of ‘Rag Trade to Mag Trade’ and ‘Wise Heart’ and is a leading force in the New Zealand fashion industry. She recently visited Australia and she took time out of her busy schedule to spend time with me and share some insights into being a successful female entrepreneur. Her achievements are as extraordinary as she is.
7. Karen Scott
Karen is a true believer in empowering you to discover your true potential & become the person you want to be. She is the author of ‘Rising from the Rubble’. This lady should be known as Miss Positive! I love her excitement and motivation to make every year a big year. I am always grateful to hear her voice.
8. Andrew Csabi
He says he is not an athlete, he is not a public speaker, not even a story teller but what he definitely is, is a truly inspiring man. I had the pleasure of engaging Andrew to speak at my event, and after spending time with him and hearing him speak a friendship was formed. I cannot wait until we can do an event together again so I can learn some more from this man, and have some fun too!
9. John Sanders
John is the director of HydroKleen Australia and also my partner. I always love spending time with my life partner and best friend. He is my biggest fan! He is really my number 1 really cool person.
10. Spike Humer
For 25 years Spike has been at the forefront of formulating innovative business growth and explosive marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, small businesses and multi-million dollar organisations. Spike is the most giving man, he gladly accepted to write the forward in my book. From the moment I met him I felt that my life is now a better place for having met him. He proves that he is a true thought leader and I have experienced this first hand.
11. Jody Hayes
Jody is the managing director of Call2View Real Estate in Darwin. To me Jody is an absolute super woman, being a mum of 2 small children and a loving partner she still manages time to grow a business with her husband Adam. In 2 years they have an 80% repeat business. What I love about Jody the most is that she just gets things done, no excuses!
12. Sean Michael Andrews
He is the World’s Fastest Hypnotist. He is passionate about how hypnosis can make a huge difference in people’s lives. He has been awarded 2013 Hypnotist of the Year. When I met Sean I didn’t expect him to be so funny. I just connected. He is genuine in sharing his knowledge and his experience. Sean introduced me to the power of hypnosis and how it can be a huge part of my life. Hypnosis has contributed to big changes and will contribute to my ongoing success. Sean took me outside my comfort zone of knowledge and I’m not going back.
13. Janet Culpitt
Janet is the director of Arrow Focus on Wealth, and has been in the industry for over 25 years. She is known as the ‘rain maker’ in the business with her husband Steve. When you meet Janet you instantly become her friend and naturally want to do business with her. She is genuinely caring and giving. I always want to spend more time with her.