Category Directors

Anjel B. Hartwell

Anjel B Hartwell

arts

Founder & Lead Visionary of Creative Age Consulting Group, The Wealthy Life Mentor Anjel B Hartwell (FKA Emerald GreenForest) is an internationally known speaker, transformation artist, Be The Change “Movement To Watch” Award Winner and one of America’s Premier Experts. She is the original creator of the Apple Top 50 ranked Men On Purpose Podcast & the creator, Executive Producer & Host of the  Apple Top 75 ranked Wickedly Smart Women Podcast and is hired to consult with high achieving leaders who are called to be the Vanguard of the Creative Age.

She is also a juried artist & photographer, published author & contributing category director for the Arts Category in Podcast Magazine. When she’s not writing, podcasting or making art she can be found out in Nature enjoying the fresh air & sunshine at the beach, on her bike or hiking in the peaceful green forests of southern NH.

Michelle Shaeffer

Michelle Shaeffer

business

Michelle Shaeffer is the co-founder of Planet Business, founder of the Empath Entrepreneur Academy, an awardwinning blogger and podcast host. She’s the creator of Lingo Dynamics, the science of “words that feel.”

Michelle has mentored 25,000+ bloggers through blogging challenges and her popular podcast reaches 156 countries around the world.  Through her blog, podcast and social media, she’s connected with hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, guiding them towards creating profitable businesses they’re passionate about while making a positive difference in the world.

Melinda Wittstock

Melinda Wittstock

comedy

Melinda Wittstock is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and built 4 businesses in media, tech, and social intelligence to 7 and 8 figure success – and now the dynamic, interactive and “gamified” podcast network Podopolo™ where listeners gather to discover and engage around their favorite podcasts while unlocking a bounty of benefits as they put listening into action to enhance their lives and spread good around the globe.

Melinda also helps entrepreneurs and business owners launch profitable podcasts drawing on her success building ‘Wings of Inspired Business’ to a profitable 1mm+ audience and her background as an award-winning journalist, TV host and Executive Producer across the world’s major brands (BBC, Financial Times, ABC News, The Times of London, and CNBC). Steve Jobs once told Melinda she “asked the best questions”, and among her other accomplishments: Growing a BBC show she created to a 20 million audience, innovating the first mobile crowdsourcing app and growing users to 3 million in 8 months, and now creating the first social and gamified podcasting community to share revenue with podcasters.

Melinda is a comedy aficionado and amateur standup comic who appeared recently at Caroline’s on Broadway.

Her mission is to use business for conscious global impact and to lift women in business. She hosts the Wings of the Empowered Woman transformative retreats and mastermind for women entrepreneurs.

She swears by meditation, yoga, and belly laughs – and is a loving mom to 2 teenagers and a golden retriever.

Adam Lewis Walker

Adam Lewis Walker

education

Adam Lewis Walker is a Leadership Speaker TEDx, 2 x Best-selling Author and Coach. He hosts the top-ranked podcast Awaken Your Alpha, interviewing the world’s elite minds in over 380 episodes since early 2014. Adam helps aspiring TEDx Speakers to achieve their own talk through his TalkXcelerator Program. From this work he shares the “How To Get a TEDx Talk” in the complimentary TalkXcelerator Podcast.

A former teacher and international pole-vaulter. In 2008 Adam was attempting to reach the Olympics when his career was cut short by a freak accident. Adam hit rock bottom. He had to rebuild his dreams and identity.

In 2013, Adam co-authored The New Rules of Success, sharing his no-nonsense approach to health, family and leadership. The success of this bestselling book led to the creation of the podcast and Adam’s quest to share inspirational stories, strategies and insights to be the leader in your life. As a speaker Adam gave the TEDx talk Awaken Your Alpha, How to Rise Up and has been featured in The Huffington Post, ESPN, PodFest, Influencers Radio and many other media outlets.

In 2018 “Awaken Your Alpha – Tales & Tactics To Thrive” became an international bestseller on it’s October release. This book is based on the 5 years of research from his podcast.

He is a proud parent to Dylan and Harrison with his wife Christina. Originally from the UK, Adam recently achieved a goal of moving to America.

Michele PW

Michele PW (Pariza Wacek)

fiction

Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) is a best-selling, award-winning fiction and nonfiction author. On the fiction side, she writes psychological thrillers/mystery/suspense books and has a popular book blog. On the nonfiction side, she’s written 5 books in the “Love-Based Business” series that share how to sell more with love and build a solid, profitable business on a foundation of love. In addition, she owns a copywriting and marketing company that has sold $50M worth of products and services and has a podcast about writing called “The Write Inspiration.”
Dan R. Morris

Dan R. Morris

Gadgets, Gizmos & Gear

Dan R Morris is the founder of Audience Industries, an audience building company. He and his partner Rachel Marie Martin do 2 day in-person workshops around the globe. They also run BC Stack every June, and Podcaster’s Kit every October. Dan does the behind the scenes work for Rachel’s FindingJoy.net, a motherhood blog that sees 100,000 people per day. His podcast, Tracing the Path, is an ode to the storytelling days of Paul Harvey, Charles Kuralt and Charles Osgood. Each episode is a story you don’t know about something you thought you did.
Meiko S. Patton

Meiko S. Patton

government

Meiko is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author of How a Postage Stamp Saved My Life – 21 Powerful Tips to Defeat Depression, Skyrocket Your Self-Confidence & Achieve Your Goals. She helps entrepreneurs skyrocket their self-confidence by educating them on how they can leverage the power of FB Messenger in their business.

She recently hosted the 1st Annual Messenger Marketing & Chatbot Virtual Summit in which she interviewed 20+ world-class Messenger Marketing experts that are dominating this industry.

Meiko’s other work can be seen on Entrepreneur.com, HuffPost and Careers in Government.

Meiko loves to travel, run marathons, volunteer in her community, count her steps with FitBit and learn new languages. She is currently learning Cantonese. She was born in Los Angeles, CA and currently lives in Sacramento, CA.

Susan L. Dascenzi, MSW,VSTCLP, LCSW

Susan L. Dascenzi

Health & Fitness

Susan L. Dascenzi, MSW, VSTCLP, LCSW, “The Possibilities Curator,” has invested the last 27 years as a Licensed Psychotherapist, Life and Business Coach, Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur who guides her clients in dissolving the hidden traumas that affect their ability to generate consistent revenue, tame the inner critical voice, and live an extraordinary life. Learning to walk WITH the inner voice is critical to an entrepreneur’s survival and is often blocked by this past negative conditioning and stops one from stepping into infinite possibilities. After learning to thrive in the face of seemingly insurmountable personal obstacles that nearly ended her life, Susan uncovered and developed her 5-step framework, Breakthrough the Income Plateau ™, to help others do the same.

She is a co-author in Pebbles in the Pond—Wave 4, alongside Neale Donald Walsch and Marci Shimoff, and her book will be released late 2020.

Her naturally vulnerable and authentic speaking style endears her audiences as she uses personal and professional stories, analogies, and humor to dissolve trauma, dismantle long-held beliefs, and unleash the badass within. A highly regarded human behavior and emotions expert, she inspires and uplifts while honoring others with compassion, grace, and tenderness.

Leah Falyn

Leah Falyn

history

Ian Lobas

Ian Lobas

Kids & Famiy

Ian Lobas is a highly sought-after international personal performance & evolvement executive coach who has helped people from all walks of life build seven-figure businesses, find their purpose, live with intention and evolve their entire being. Driven by a passion for recognizing the power of your past, he works with clients from the inside out so they can make a lasting shift. Ian uses his wealth of life experience and in-depth understanding of the human psyche to help people live with purpose and intention.

Ian is the host of the highly rated Men on Purpose Podcast and loves speaking to extraordinary men doing and being extraordinary. He currently lives in Baltimore Maryland with his amazing wife & business partner Meredith along with their 2 children Ellis & Price. Ian loves being a dad and husband first, living his mission and showing the world what it looks like to truly live a life on purpose.

Lori Lyons

Lori Lyons

leisure

Lori is a non technical person in a technical world. She has the ability to explain marketing and business strategies in words people actually understand. Lori is the owner and creative director of Igniting Your Business, a website design and digital agency company serving small businesses all over the world. Her program, Make Your Marketing Simple, helps frustrated entrepreneurs navigate today’s marketing and digital maze.

Lori will be launching her podcast, The Encore Entrepreneur, this summer for those starting a second or third business and are in their middle and “prime older years.” They are confused and dazed and really do not know where to begin with marketing their new business. The digital landscape is ever changing. The Encore Entrepreneur Podcast will be a varied format including guests sharing their marketing success stories as well as guest experts. She is also working on a book to be released by the end of the year for the Encore Entrepreneur. Lori is a speaker, author, and a fun podcast guest in addition to directing her amazing Igniting Your Business team.

Lori lives in Atlanta with her husband and son. She loves her Atlanta Braves baseball, any football game that is playing on TV and Angel’s Envy bourbon and a good glass of Chardonnay.

Raven Glover

Raven Glover

music

Former CNN & CBS radio personality Raven Blair Glover a.k.a. The Talk Show Maven ,is known by many as the “Queen of Interview marketing & Conversion”
Her radio journey didn’t begin until she was 55 years of age at the ICU of a hospital while being by her mom’s bedside.

Since then she’s gone on to become a 5 X award winning show host, producer of Amazing Women And Men Of Power network, winner of the Outstanding Global Women Leadership Award, the Giant Community Leader award, and proud recipient Barack Obama’s 2016 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award,

Raven is the prime definition of thriving beyond your circumstances. As a survivor of an emotionally abusive childhood she’s pushed past her pain and broke through barriers to building her broadcast media empire from the kitchen table.

Jack Canfield was quoted live on air saying ” Now Raven you’re one of the best interviewers on the planet” and interviewed thought leaders, celebrities, and business owners like: Les Brown “The Motivator”, Oscar Winner Lou Gossett Junior, actress Victoria Rowell, Dr. Joe Vitale Marketing Guru, Lisa Sasevich – Queen of sales conversion, business icons- Brian Tracey, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, Brendan Bruchard, Emmy award winning talk show host – Montel Williams and that’s just to name a few.

Although she enjoys having conversations with icons of influence her true passion for over a decade has been spotlighting ordinary people just like her, who have extraordinary stories to share with the world ”One Inspiring Interview At A Time”.

Tamara “Tami” Patzer

Tamara “Tami” Patzer

news

Tamara “Tami” Patzer is the creator of the Authority Footprint Formula and the creator/producer of Beyond of the Best Seller Marketing System. She helps her clients share their big messages and big missions via book publishing, social media, and mass media exposure to help them have more impact, influence, and income. She is the creator of the Daily Success® Institute and regularly is a featured guest on podcasts, radio shows and TV news including ABC, NBC, CBS, CW and Fox. Tami Patzer is the creator and producer of the Daily Success Media Network featuring seven podcasts including Women Innovators, The Daily Success Show, and The Thought Leaders Show. She also is the publisher of international best sellers Beyond the Best Seller and Women Innovators. She is known for her insight into authority marketing and online visibility as well as an educator and advocate for transformational leaders who want to be seen, heard, and found, so that they can make a huge impact, have more influence, and more income. Her latest project is the Authority Footprint Founders Club. She is the News Category Director at Podcast Magazine and a popular host and guest on many podcasts. Tamara Patzer is a former editor and a member of the Pulitzer-prize nominated Sun Coast Media Group news team for coverage of Hurricane Charley. She is the creator of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Social Media Certification program and is a frequent social media expert guest on TV news programs across the nation.
Joe Sanok

Joe Sanok

The Professional Podcaster

Joe Sanok is the Founder of Podcast Launch School, is a TEDx and keynote speaker, and the author of Thursday is the New Friday (HarperCollins) releasing in 2021.

His Practice of the Practice Podcast is the #1 podcast for counselors and coaches in private practice. Joe and his family are road schooling out of national parks for the 2020-2021 school year.

Connect with him at PodcastLaunchSchool.com

Eric Nevins

Eric Nevins

Religion & Spirituality

After years of working in the financial industry, Eric Nevins launched his podcast, Halfway There, to tell the whole story about the spiritual journey. He quickly found the community podcasting is known for and started a group to bring Christian podcasters together. 

Eric founded Get Curious Media to serve Christian businesses and ministries launching their own audio content platforms. He holds a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary and still lives in Denver with his wife, four kids, and a wonder dog.

Gin Keller

Gin Keller

Society & Culture

Gin is passionate about sharing uplifting experiences of hope, gratitude and healing.

Gin has worked as a social worker, travel agent, and healthcare consultant.

Gin studied Sociology/Anthropology at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, was in the Army Reserve & ROTC and has a Master’s in Business Management, and she is also a graduate of Coach University.

Neil S. Haley

Neil S. Haley

Sports

Laura Steward

Laura Steward

Technology

Laura Steward is a sought after business strategist, keynote speaker, radio host and author. After building and selling her highly successful multi-state technology services company she started Wisdom Learned, LLC, a company dedicated to educating leaders based on experience and wisdom learned in the trenches. Ms. Steward is the author of the Nautilus award-winning, International bestselling book “What Would a Wise Woman Do? Questions to Ask Along the Way”. Through her weekly broadcast Radio Show, It’s All About the Questions, keynote speeches, books, seminars, training and one-one sessions, Laura’s mission is clear – help people get off autopilot and create amazing, successful lives. Living an amazing life happens when we ask the right questions, and Laura Steward intuitively knows the right questions to ask. From the wisdom she learned at her mother’s side to the insight she gained baking pies with her Grandmother, Laura has developed an innate ability to ask the questions that propel business leaders and entrepreneurs to incredible achievements.
Kenneth C. Bator

Kenneth C. Bator

True Crime

As the CEO and founder of the Police Officers’ CU Association, Ken Bator is the perfect Category Director for True Crime podcasts. Ken is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. In addition to managing his own firm – Bator Training & Consulting – since 2001, he has produced and hosted multiple shows: Beyond the Call, the podcast for law enforcement professionals and those that support them; Branding the Experience, a YouTube show that discusses how to create environments where employees actually want to come to work and customers want to keep coming back; Cool Culture Corner, a podcast on how to better involve our teams for better productivity, better profits, and growth; and, most recently, Public Safety Talk Radio, the podcast for all of our heroes in public safety including law enforcement professionals, firefighters, EMTs, corrections officers, healthcare workers, and more. In addition to Ken’s writing in Podcast Magazine, his articles have appeared in many trade publications including The Credit Union Journal, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, CU Business Magazine and ABA Bank Marketing. Ken is also the author of The Formula for Business Success = B + C + S and The Strategic Planning Workbook. Born and raised in Chicago, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from DePaul University as well as a Certificate in Integrated Marketing from the University of Chicago. Ken currently resides in Southern California with his wife, Pegi, who is a fellow True-Crime fan.
Rob Actis

Rob Actis

TV & Film

Rob “Mr. Action” Actis is the best selling author of The Law of Action and the creator of the Law of Action Formula. He helps his successful entrepreneur clients get unstuck, break through their fears, and live a life of massive inspired action. He is a serial Entrepreneur and loves all things marketing and business and runs a small boutique creative agency creating high-end graphics for his clients. One of his many talents is that of a voice actor for many national TV commercials. Rob is also an accomplished audiobook narrator, including The Miracle Morning book and series by Hal Elrod. Other best selling authors include Honoree Corder, Ed Rush, Kevin Kruse, Matthew A. Overlund, and Ben Hale.

You can find Rob as a featured guest on many podcasts, sharing his passion for following the Law of Action principles and taking a stand for others to live every day like they WANT to be alive.

Rob loves podcasts. Rob is the creator and host of The Living the Law of Action show, co-creator, and co-host of the comedy podcast Failed Dinner Conversations with Sean Douglas and is the host of the soon to be released Hot 50 countdown presented by Podcast Magazine.

Rob is known for taking massive immediate action. He loves making a difference in people’s lives and supporting others in their success. If you meet him or you hear him on a podcast. You will know instantly why they call him “Mr. Action.”