A Note from Stacey:
Call it a strength or a weakness, but I can’t leave well-enough alone. The status quo drives me nuts, especially when it comes to seeing others not reaching their full potential. For that reason, last year I invited business coaches to attend Blogalicious 2015 and provide free coaching to you all during the conference. I heard from so many of you that you had some really eye-opening and helpful conversations with them. But still, the process wasn’t exactly what I wanted it to be. And so, I’ve gone back to the drawing board and I am feeling great about this year’s plan.
The coaches are back, but a different set of them – each of them carefully selected by me and Everett Woods (whom you guys might remember from last year) – and who will be on hand to ensure your growth to that next level. We’ve got more of them this time – 6 total – to make sure that everyone who wants to have their time with a business growth expert can do just that. Also? Each of these Growth Coaches have backgrounds that complement and underscore everything that I’m about: brand strategy, marketing, building community, smart business models, empowerment, platforms and profitability.
The most successful brand builders are the ones who stay prepared, and so I wanted to introduce you to the Growth Coaches ahead of time, so that you can check out their background and expertise and figure out which ones you want to connect with during the conference. If you truly want to leverage this valuable opp, go ahead and fill out this questionnaire so that they can learn more about you ahead of time, too.
One more thing! These Growth Coaches know the ins and outs of my Rockstar Influencer Program and, if they think it makes sense, they may share some information about my coaching program with you if it sounds like I can help you achieve your goals. The inaugural class of my Rockstar Influencer Program graduated last month and I’m SO proud at what we accomplished together. Please believe that this next class, starting in February, will be a 2.0 version! If you want to learn more about the Program and the results you can expect from it, drop me a line: stacey (at )beblogalicious (dot) com and I’ll be happy to talk it through with you. [Note: those who sign up for the Program before the conference will receive 10% off the investment, which ends up being over a month of coaching for free!] More on this soon.
For now, meet your #Blogalicious8 Growth Coaches! [TIP: I’ve included what each of their strengths are at the end of their bios, so that you can pinpoint who you want to connect with based on what you need.]
Everett Woods spent over 10 years working in Hollywood in television/film production development and marketing. He served as VP of Development for Taurus Entertainment & Dream Factory Entertainment, located at Paramount Studios, where he oversaw the companies’ extensive film library including projects by Stephen King & George Romero. While there Everett successfully negotiated distribution and production deals with members of the Chinese government for co-productions in the Guangzhou region of the country.
Everett has also been featured in such news outlets as ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, WORTH Magazine and more. His extensive marketing, development and management background gives him a rare and unique perspective on marketing, branding, positioning, deal making and overall strategy.
Everett is the managing partner of, Sponsored By Pro’s a company dedicated to creating dynamic corporate partnerships/sponsorships for his clients. Brand strategy is harder than it looks! If you need advice on how to position yourself for success, including partnering with brands and/or navigating entertainment project deals, Everett is your guy.
Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP is the Senior Director of Membership Services for the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors (NAW), where she has a solid track record of increasing membership revenue margins for the Billion Dollar and Large Company C-Suite categories.
Tamela is also very proud to be one of the five co-founders of the Association for Women in Events, an inclusive community whose mission is dedicated to the professional advancement of women in all facets of the events industry.
During the past 15 years, Tamela has worked in several Washington area institutions including the Central Intelligence Agency, Washington Redskins and George Washington University. Prior to joining NAW, Tamela managed the consulting services division at SmithBucklin/Courtesy Associates. Tamela has also served as National Sales Manager to Team San Jose, the convention and visitors bureau and convention center for San Jose, California.
Tamela Blalock is a very active member of ASAE, PCMA and MPI. She currently serves on the PCMA National Board of Directors, and is in the ASAE 2016-2018 class of DELP (Diversity Executive Leadership Program) Scholars. If building a community or creating a membership site or launching a women’s empowerment brand is in your sights, please ask Tamela for her insight!
By the age of 5, Catherine Bailey‘s entire future had been decided by loving parents who meant well. Little Catherine Anne was going to be a lawyer. Following that plan all the way though Law School & right into a successful career in Real Estate Law during the height of the Real Estate boom of the early 2000’s, Catherine seemingly had everything- & had never been more miserable. To her parents absolute horror, at 25, Catherine Bailey decided to throw her whole life plan out the window & start anew. What followed was an incredible journey of self discovery which led to the ultimate reward: The freedom to live life on your own terms.
Catherine Bailey now owns & operates 3 successful, award-winning businesses including one of Maryland’s top luxury spa’s and training schools. Catherine has never been happier or more personally fulfilled and now loves to share what she has learned to inspire & empower others to chase greatness, seek truth & live fully. Multi-passionate entrepreneurs: if you want to learn how to build multiple profitable businesses, Catherine is the woman you want to sit a talk with!
Wendy Y. Bailey, Called a “Force of Nature” and trendsetter in the coaching industry because of her fearless approach to innovation, Wendy Y. Bailey has been supporting entrepreneurial leaders, coaches, speakers, trainers and consultants for fourteen years. She is a sought-after mentor coach and sales speaker for her fierce and dynamic dedication to inspiring individuals, groups and organizations to create extraordinary results. Affectionately called “WendyY” by her clients, business associates and colleagues, she is an internationally known thought leader and has made a global impact in coaching as an innovative, serving the US and in countries like the UK, Sweden, Spain and Italy. If, you’re interested in learning how to create and sell your own coaching program or products talk to Wendy Y.
Zephan Moses Blaxberg is a #1 bestselling author, speaker, podcaster and videographer. After leaving the corporate world of Apple to form a highly successful video production company, he quickly found himself working in places like the White House and on set for the Netflix series, House of Cards. On a typical day, you’ll find Zephan Skype-ing with inspirational and motivational thought leaders from around the world for his Year of Purpose Podcast or working on writing another self-published book to include in his blog and on Amazon. If you’re a blogger interested in talking online video, self publishing, podcasting or outsourcing because you want to have more copies of yourself, be sure to speak with Zephan.
GeNienne Samuels is the President of GS Consulting & Communications, Inc. a BPR (Business Process Reengineering), quality and process improvement company based in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She is also the owner of Sideline Prep, LLC which provides individualized consulting to young woman auditioning for professional dance and cheerleading teams. GeNienne’s exceptional knowledge of branding and marketing for women has lead to Sideline Prep having a more than 96% success rate with her clients making it onto professional NBA and NFL teams.
GeNienne is also an on-air talent with experience in public speaking, interviewing, reporting, and impromptu speech delivery. She is currently the host of Operation Rising Star, the United States Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s annual singing competition for Service Members and their families. In addition, she is the former In-Arena Host for the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, where her warm personality entertained spectators before and during games. Seek out GeNienne if you’re looking to leverage more opportunities in media and speaking.
I hope you take advantage of this opportunity! This element is just another way that I hope Blogalicious will transform your brand and, eventually, your life. Fergie plays no games!
See you in T-minus 30.