Elevating Authors

This page spotlights some of the most inspiring and mission-driven people I know today - transformational creators, authors and leaders who initiate things that matter, who make a positive impact, and who are conscious about the world they create.

Benjamin Jenks -  Benjamin Jenks, the creator of Adventure Sauce, went from shy guy to confidence coach by taking his life on the road, hitchhiking across America with nothing but his ...
--> The Art of Adventuring – How to Lead an Adventurous Life


Ramon Stoppelenburg -  Traveling around the world without money - is this really possible? A simple website made it possible for Ramon Stoppelenburg to support a lifestyle of travel by earning ...
--> Traveling Around the World Without Money


Janet Brent -  The freedom to create the life you want -- it rings like a mantra in today's market of independent online business, but this freedom doesn't look and feel same for all ...
--> From Breakup to Purpose: One Woman’s Story of Creating a New life


Johnny Ward -  What’s on your bucket list? Chances are, you want to travel the world, one day . . . when you have the money. When you meet Johnny Ward, the globetrotting solopreneur ...
--> Travelling across 100+ Countries on a Small Budget


Earl Baron -  Earl Baron didn’t spend much time wondering before he started wandering, continuing what began as a brief graduation trip for the past 15 years, exploring 87 countries ...
--> Becoming a Permanent Nomad – Interview with Blogger Earl Baron


Dan Andrews -  Have you ever dreamt of the freedom to work anytime, anywhere you want? As you probably know, connecting with people who share the same dream goes a long way in getting ...
--> Becoming Location Independent – Interview with Author Dan Andrews


C.C. Chapman -  While renowned author, speaker, entrepreneur and digital media connoisseur C.C. Chapman is no stranger to success, it's the idea of helping others that keeps him going. ...
--> C.C. Chapman: Becoming a Leading Expert


Tess Marshall -  Does fear stop you from doing what you dream of? What if fear could become a mere stepping stone on the path to our dreams? Tess Marshall has done that for herself and ...
--> Tess Marshall: How to Live a Bolder Life


Meg Worden -  Ever been so burdened by something that you feel forever stuck in first gear? Or that true happiness and fulfillment is happening to everyone else? Not Meg Worden. Sure ...
--> From Prison to Becoming a Renowned Health Coach


Tara Martin -  When are you most aware of your life as a journey? When you grab the wheel and steer, its clear; Tara’s mission, A Life Changing Journey, is about moving forward by ...
--> Losing triple-digit Weight to Become a Competitive Athlete


Tyler Tervooren -  Deep down we all know that life is best when we’re pushing ourselves and stepping outside our comfort zones. When we take risks and discover new limits. But not all ...
--> Tyler Tervooren: Remarkable Life Using Smart Risk Taking


Mars Dorian -  In many ways, the online world is just one huge playground, except that it isn’t like high school -- here, in the online world, you don’t want to fit in, you want to ...
--> Mars Dorian: The ART of Not Fitting In


Ben Randall -  Can you imagine someone you know—a person with a family, friends, a life touching many others—suddenly disappearing? It would be hard to let go, hard to ignore the ...
--> Searching for ‘M’ – A Journey Across Asia to Find Victims of Human Trafficking


Monica Rodgers -  Monica Rodgers is an original. She is a writer, artist, and business woman. With brutal honesty she reflects on her life, choices and passions. But instead of finding ...
--> Helping Women to Reveal Themselves, to Themselves


Joel Zaslofsky -  What have you heard about simplicity lately? Is it enough to say you want to simplify your life without taking any action to actually make it happen? Maybe you just ...
--> How to Simplify, Organize, and be Money wise


Tia Sparkles -  Are you a person with multiple passions and you can’t seem stay focused on any one thing for very long? Tia Sparkles believes that some people are just meant to be ...
--> Combining Multiple Passions into One Fulfilling Journey


Mike “Ambassador” Bruny -  How important are social skills in the world of business? Networking has been a buzz phrase for some time now, but can such skills really take you from nowhere to ...
--> Leveraging the Power of Social Skills


Dotan Negrin -  I am willing to bet you never thought about taking $2, your dog, and upright piano on a road trip that would last 31 days and take you to 11 cities! Well, that is ...
--> From New York to Panama – Travelling Across America with a Piano on Wheels


Nathan Agin -  How do you define healthy living? For Nathan Agin, healthy is more than just the results of a blood test; according to Agin, “[healthy living] is living by what you ...
--> Healthy Living while Travelling


Bridget Pilloud -  Are you ready for a life-shift? Bridget Pilloud went from stuck and out of balance - overworking, terrible relationship, and stressed out to the max - to being ...
--> How to Make a Major Life-Changing Shift from Stuck to Unstoppable


Roger Lee -  Roger Lee is one of the most passionate young entrepreneurs I've met in a very long time. Roger has been dreaming about his own dance company for as long as he can ...
--> From Dream to Business: A Young Man’s Journey to Start a Dance Company


Blog writers spend a lot of time researching and constructing their thoughts so they can express their opinions or share some knowledge with, essentially, the world. If ...
--> Blogging To Success: How a Small Music Blog Skyrocketed in Readership


Armed with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Tom Treanor went on to cut his marketing teeth with such companies as Hewlett ...
--> Creating the Right Mix of Marketing – Interview with Tom Treanor


Chantelle Baxter -  Chantelle Baxter may only be in her late twenties, but she is a force to be reckoned with. Just five years ago she was a self-described party girl deep into shopping and ...
--> From Party Girl to Successful Advocate for African Girls


Passionate about health, personal improvement and physical challenges, Joe Bauer spent over a decade coaching others into peak fitness. Then one day, he stopped. Joe ...
--> Growing From a Local Coaching Practice to a Thriving Online Fitness Business


Jill Salzman -  If you take the word entrepreneur and put it on steroids, you would get Jill Salzman. Already on her third successful entrepreneurial business, Jill is an inspiration to ...
--> Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur while Being a Full-time Mom


Alexis Grant -  Alexis Grant left her full-time journalism job to travel West Africa. Through this experience, she learned about traveling alone as a woman, and even more importantly, ...
--> From Full-Time Journalist to Entrepreneurial Writer


Jeremy Foster -  Have you ever thought of just packing a bag and getting on the next flight out of town? Jeremy Foster quit his job, sold his possessions, packed a backpack, took all his ...
--> Leaving Everything Behind to Travel the World


Amy Scott -  Amy Scott once worked an unsatisfying 9-to-5 job in an office, but while she worked, she dreamed of working on her own and traveling the world. A lot of the people ...
--> Transforming from the Conventional to the Unconventional: Living a Location-Independent Life


Have you ever dreamed of creating an app that you haven’t seen anywhere before? Wouldn’t it be awesome to create app that users would pay to have? Nathan Barry is a ...
--> Stepping into the App Design Business


Satya Colombo -  Satya Colombo is a certified breathwork healer, web consultant, explorer, surfer and ukulele aficionado. If that sounds like a somewhat eclectic mix of expertise and ...
--> Igniting the Fire of the Heart Into the New Year


At a very young age we are encouraged to pick a career. Most college students who graduate without a clear career path and a job lined up usually get nervous. Zach ...
--> Building a Career in Entrepreneurship


Zach Luczynski -  At a very young age we are encouraged to pick a career. Most college students who graduate without a clear career path and a job lined up usually get nervous. Zach ...
--> From Uni Student to Serial Entrepreneur – Building a Career in Entrepreneurship


Hannah Loaring -  Hannah’s incredible journey began in November of 2010, when she finally decided to tackle the debt she had been ignoring and contributing to for most of her adult ...
--> From Living in Debt to Living the Dream


Kyle Willets -  Armed with a graduate and a doctoral degree, Kyle Willets, began her career in Physical Therapy and has now since branched out beyond the walls of Western Medicine and ...
--> Cooking Up Energy – How to Boost Your Energy Through Healthy Eating


Gavin Aung -  Tired of his boring 9 to 5 job in the corporate world, Gavin Aung Than broke free and pursued his dream to find a more fulfilling way to make a living. He quit his job, ...
--> Zen Pencils: From Scratch to Online Success in 9 Months


Raam Dev -  Not very many people enthusiastically embrace living on a minimalist budget, at least not intentionally. Raam Dev did! But he is not like most people. At 28 years old, ...
--> Exploring the World, Life, and Self as a Digital Nomad


Shanna Trenholm -  Shanna Trenholm has never eaten an omelet, a lobster, or sushi. Despite missing out on those essential human experiences, she has managed to become, by all accounts, an ...
--> Writers Helping Writers: A writer’s Journey to Support Another


An entrepreneur since the age of 17, Jeet Banerjee has already successfully started up two different businesses and he’s only 19 years-old. Jeet is a college student ...
--> Becoming an online Entrepreneur Starting Young


Joe Bauer -  Passionate about health, personal improvement and physical challenges, Joe Bauer spent over a decade coaching others into peak fitness. Then one day, he stopped. Joe ...
--> The Road To Being Seriously Fit: Kick yourself into Peak Fitness


John Bardos -  Visions of famous people exploring fabulous foreign places fill the mind with longings and daydreams. Those visions are far from the reality of real life, except perhaps ...
--> Becoming a Jet-Set Citizen: Living and Working from Anywhere in the World


Dave Robbo -  Do you want to get out and exercise but are frightened off by the cool people with all the expensive gear? Does your lack of knowledge about running make you too ...
--> The Movement about more Movement – How to Make Running more FUN


Bill Fox -  Have you ever stopped and really reflected on who you are, what you want in life, what your strengths are, and how to get from where you are today to where you want to ...
--> Finding Big Picture Solutions from a Higher Perspective


Kyle Wood was looking for some workout ideas when he was inspired to start a website about bootcamp workouts and exercises. His desire to share information with others ...
--> The Bootcamp Workouts Ideas Business


Gregory Berg -  As the producer, host and artist behind Enso Photography, Enso Creative and Radio Enso, Gregory Berg encourages people to pursue their passions and adopt a conscious ...
--> Living More Consciously Through Nurturing your Creativity


Many women arrive at the midlife years and begin to worry about the way they look and the things they've accomplished in life. Sarah OLeary has made it her mission to ...
--> From Midlife Crisis to a Solid Wellness Business


Noah & Anne Van Loen -  Fulfilling many years of intent and planning, Noah Van Loen, his wife Anne, their 12-year old son Alex and their 10-year-old daughter Leah recently embarked on a one ...
--> How to Take a Year Off and Travel Around the World with Children


Darlene Hildebrandt -  There are times when we’d love to take the photo that sums it all up. Sometimes we do – but usually by accident. How can we learn to take great photos more often, ...
--> Using Photography to Express your Creativity


Karen Talavera -  A few years ago, Karen Talavera left a stereotypical life and career path for self-employment and an unexpected journey into spiritual exploration. What started as a ...
--> From Mainstream Life to Spiritual Awakening: Learn How to Kick-start your Spiritual Exploration


Alan gave up his successful “city life” and moved with his wife and two children out into the country. They simplified their lives and downsized their home so that ...
--> Designing a Better Life


Gail Mooney -  Gail Mooney has her eye on the world. As a photographer and video master, she is capturing this moment in history through the people and their stories. Working under the ...
--> Making a Difference with Photography, Film, and Story Telling


Leo Babauta is nothing short of an enigma. The author of several best selling chart-toppers and the founder of three uber popular websites, Babauta is best known for his ...
--> Leo Babauta Story


The phrase “nothing is impossible,” in all its variations, has become a fancy statement, with its various avatars gracing desktop backgrounds, sports equipment, ...
--> Ray Zahab Story


Scott Dinsmor is the guy you run to if you need someone to slap you out of your stupor (figuratively speaking) and motivate you to take a leap of faith. If you are a ...
--> Living Your Legend: Scott Dinsmore’s Inspiring Story


Hurricanes, whirlpools, the Bermuda Triangle and debt traps are among the few things that must be avoided like the plague. If you are feeling boxed in by debts piling up ...
--> Adam Baker Story


To keep yourself abreast of the developments in the sphere of your choice is one thing, and spotting market potential in an emerging idea is quite another. Topping both ...
--> Matt Mickiewicz Story


Carrie Hensley -  Do you live authentically? Are you in touch with your true self? Have you somehow placed a ceiling on your own potential without even realizing it? These questions and ...
--> Finding Fulfillment through Yoga and Mindfulness


Rob White -  Rob White was born and raised in a small mill town where pessimism and aggrieved resignation reigned supreme. It wasn’t until his mother gave him a copy of Dale ...
--> Making Your Life A Blessing


Cherie Ve Ard & Chris Dunphy -  Modern technology helps us from time to time to perform our daily tasks more easily, but for "technomads" Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard, there's no limit to the ...
--> How to Become a Technology Enabled Nomad


A gypsetter, DJ Yabis lives in a different country every few years. In addition, he spends much of his time traveling around the world. Recently, he has travelled to ...
--> The Freedom Lifestyle – How To Travel the Road Less Traveled


 
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