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TAB 4.0 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Terry Thayer

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Terry Thayer is a dedicated husband, father, and an award-winning home builder. After starting his working life as a carpenter and contractor, he began investing in real estate in 2002. Together with his wife, Kristi, they have now successfully built and sold more than 250 homes in the Raleigh-Durham triangle boasting over $100M + in total sales volume.

“I am very passionate about real estate investing because it’s created a wonderful lifestyle for my family and I. It’s also allowed me to help many other people reach dreams they never thought were possible. For that, I am very grateful.” – Terry Thayer

The husband and wife team founded Thayer Homes in 2010 with the commitment to improve lives through real estate. In 2017, this mission took new meaning when Terry and the team worked with Habitat for Humanity to build and donate a new home. In the same year, Terry was awarded the “Rookie of The Year” award by the Durham, Orange, Chatham county Home Builders Association.

“Terry’s contributions and commitment to the HBA won him the award.” – Tony Lawhorn, VP of Construction at Thayer Homes Terry’s sights are even higher, including new large developments, nonprofit partnerships, and becoming a nationally recognized home builder. In 2018 Thayer Homes has a goal of building 130 homes exceeding $50M in total volume. Terry is a true example of how to grow and scale a business at a rapid pace. When he’s not working at this goal, Terry is extremely passionate about helping others achieve success through real estate and traveling with his wife and 2 children.

Carlos Reyes

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CEO National Cash Offer Carlos came to the country illegally as a little boy. He was also raised by a single mom. His mom worked 2 jobs both paying $8.25 an hour to raise 3 kids. He later became a US citizen, thanks to his mother’s effort. He then decided to quit a 14 year corporate job in 2015 to pursue the dream of building his own Real Estate investment company. With the help of his partner Sal Shakir, the company has scaled quickly to be a real estate powerhouse consistently producing 6 figures every single month in multiple markets. Carlos also owns another 25 businesses which7 of them are grossing 7 figures per year. Carlos recently purchased a 1 acre estate in Glendale, Arizona where he, his wife and 2 daughters reside. Carlos and his family are now truly living the American Dream.

Jan Hargrave

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Body language expert Jan Latiolais Hargrave teaches you the ways in which your body communicates to the world around you. As the nation’s leading behavioral authority and body language expert, Ms. Hargrave provides you with the skills you need to “read” your family, your associates, your customers, in fact, everyone around you. Jan is the author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge the Jury, Strictly Business Body Language, and Poker Face. She has shared her expertise about body language, persuasion and influence with the New York Times, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox Television, the Steve Harvey Show, The Lifetime Channel, E-Entertainment Television and dozens of popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamor, People, InTouch Weekly, Us Weekly, Life & Style, First for Women, The Forensic Examiner, Golf Magazine and others. Jan describes the “hidden messages’ you use in your everyday life and shows you how to stop the lies and uncover the truth—in any conversation or situation.

Working with thousands in the field of personal growth and self-expression as a consultant and corporate trainer for the past 15 years, Jan Hargrave continues to inspire may of today’s leading corporations such as Merrill Lynch, Starbucks, ESPN, Chase Manhattan Bank, NASA, Bank of America, IBM, Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Boeing Corporation, MARS Chocolate, Johns Hopkins Space Telescope Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, BlackRock Investments and the Tony Robbins Leadership Academy. Her membership and leadership in the American College of Forensic Examiners provides practical tools for her seminars to Legal Associations throughout the country. Jan’s expertise regarding witness preparation, jury selection and interrogation tactics is frequently requested by the United States Military Armed Forces and foreign governments.

Jan has become the go-to-resource for analyzing key White House figures and Presidential and Vice-Presidential hopefuls since 1987. Jan consulted on the body language of President Bill Clinton during his grand jury testimony in 1998 and has continued her political behavioral analysis through to her recent study and reporting of President Donald Trump. As a media guest, she relays information concerning the delicate details of the political figure’s leadership style, thought processes, and decision-making abilities.

The Cajun French Ms. Hargrave was born to French-Acadian parents in the unique “Joie de Vivre” (Joy of Life) culture of southwest Louisiana and as a result, sprinkles her captivating presentations with entertaining Ragin’ Cajun folkloric tales. Jan received her Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and Specialist Degree in Education with emphasis in Business Psychology from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. Jan is presently CEO of Jan Hargrave & Associates, a Houston-based consulting firm, and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston for eight years.

Nonverbal communication—Body Language—often communicates a different message from the spoken word. Jan proves with her contagious warmth, wit, and humor that there is a method, and style, to success. Bring your body, your curiosity, your sense of humor and learn what your body—and the body of others—is communicating to the world.

Coach Burt

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Coach Micheal Burt specializes in coaching aggressive-minded companies and individuals in highly commoditized and saturated markets to achieve new levels of success.

With a history of winning championships as a former head women’s basketball coach, Coach Burt has infused his coaching
acumen with his business and entrepreneurial mindset. Bringing a level of creativity, depth, and energy that very few coaches possess, Coach Burt inspires and motivates audiences all across the country on topics from sales and business growth to motivation and even faith-based discussions.

His client list ranges from small entrepreneurial firms to multibillion-dollar companies such as Dell, State Farm, Coldwell Banker, First Bank, Better Homes and Garden, and others. He wrote the first of 12 wildly popular books (with #1 book agents Dupree Miller) by 25, won his first championship by 31, and built a million-dollar coaching company by 39.

Jonathan Frost

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Jonathan is the founder and CEO of J.D. Frost & Co., a financial accounting firm he started in 2012 that specializes in helping develop successful businesses. He began his career as a CPA working at a public accounting firm. While working as a CPA, he personally advised companies on how they could improve their financial foundation — and in turn, their business. After completing his MBA, he founded his own accounting firm personally experiencing the challenges and rewards that come with building a growing business. Over the past 6 years, he’s helped countless businesses increase their revenue and get to the next level, using his own personal entrepreneurial experience, his financial expertise and his business background to help other companies reach their full potential.

As an entrepreneur with both a CPA and an MBA, Jonathan is a business adviser who takes a holistic, 360 approach when evaluating your business. He’ll look beyond the operational basics to help you uncover what you need to reach the next level of your growth. With 6 years of experience running his own business, Jonathan intimately knows what it takes to start — and scale — a successful one. Driven by the desire to continuously grow, he uses his experiences in accounting and business to not only grow and improve his businesses, but those around him.

Andre Popa

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Andre Popa was born in Communist Romania. His family made the journey to America when he was 9 years old with nothing but each other. No English, no money, no choice but to work hard as a family to survive. His parents were both Electricians as their “assigned trade” back in Communist Romania, so taking that skill set, they did whatever jobs they could find, and eventually started their own company. After all, that was the “American Dream”!

Andre worked alongside his family as an Electrician throughout his childhood, on top of selling whatever he could get his hands on… avocados, candy, newspapers, and puppies!

As a young adult, his entrepreneurial spirit was taking flight and he ventured out beyond Electrical, into Design & Construction. He quickly discovered he was a natural people person, and his connecting skills, along with his extraordinary vision and unique designs landed him multiple high-profile projects, including designing and building homes for numerous celebrities. He had definitely found his niche in creating, building and connecting!

In 2000, he met Tami Popa, a kindred spirit. They quickly put their entrepreneurial heads and hearts together, and through the years have built several successful businesses, on top of raising two beautiful girls, now teenagers.

Andre has never been satisfied with the status quo, and constantly strives to achieve new levels of success, or as he says … Badassery!

It’s this mindset that sets him apart from the rest, and keeps him hustling.

In 2017, he transitioned out of their traditional businesses, to pursue his dreams and passion projects. One of which was to take his years of experience as an entrepreneur, and passion for teaching and helping others, to the next level.

This was the launch of Badassery Factory, a place where anyone from anywhere could go through the Factory and come out a BADASS … In life, relationships and business!

Today, Andre runs his dream businesses from his cell phone, inspiring and empowering others to unleash their inner Badass, and travels the world with his family!

That is his “American Dream”!

MeiLani Hock

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When MeiLani’s 2-year-old son was diagnosed with brain cancer, it was the wakeup call she needed in life. She realized it was time to stop making excuses of all the reasons she couldn’t do things, and instead just start doing. Instead of focusing on the “Why Me?” situations she chose to capitalize on the “Why NOT Me?” attitude.

She jumped into her lifelong dream of real estate investing in flipping houses. After years of watching AirBnB’s growth and wanting a piece of the action, she acted on her “Why NOT Me?” mantra and opened her first 4 AirBnBs within the next 4 months. When we jump, we jump big. We are constantly opening (and closing) Airbnbs as we refine the areas we want to be in and the properties that work for us.

Now MeiLani she is mentor and coach that works with those who want to use systems to run and scale their Airbnb business and making sure it is a passive stream of income instead of taking over your life.

Raquel Guzman

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Raquel Salas Guzman is an award winning attorney and a succesful real estate investor with a multi-million dollar portfolio of residential and commercial properties in the state of Michigan.

Raquel has a knack for asset acquisition, investment analysis, property management, and business development. She has been invited to the White House twice, has traveled to over 54 countries, attended classes with the Dalai Lama in India, and reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Africa, one of the seven summits of the world. She is a life-work balance ninja and lives in Michigan with her husband and their children.

LaDonna Smith

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I (LaDonna Smith) have over 30 years of experience in several aspects of the real estate industry including Property Management of Class A apartments, condominium conversions, general real estate sales, passive income properties and single family home renovations. I have participated in 300+ single family renovation projects and I hold an active Florida Real Estate license. The last five years, I coached 1000’s of Real Estate Investors, teaching them how to grow and scale their business and more importantly developing a growth mindset.

Tom Love

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Tom Love has spent over 40 years teaching people how wealth works. He is a two-time presenter at the Million Dollar Round table and serves on the board of the AALU. Tom is a Mentor and Coach to a group of individuals all across the county. A main focus of Tom’s is showing how to collateralize money and utilize the tax code for real estate.

TAB 3.0 Jamaica

Gustavo Garza

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Gustavo Garza, experienced executive, business coach, entrepreneur, and seasoned real estate investor parlayed his early accomplishments with Fortune 500 companies into the successful launch of Clear Path Property Solutions, a successful and well-known real estate solutions company based in Houston, Texas.

Clear Path Property Solutions, under Gustavo’s leadership, has grown and diversified into a leading force in real estate and investor solutions. Clear Path Property Solutions has successfully helped clients navigate the volatile and challenging real estate market with tremendous success.

In addition, Gustavo has partnered with Ryan Arguello with Rehab Inc to create Boothot Investments which has grown to leading residential redevelopment company in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Gustavo has also invested in and started several start-up companies through the years in the medical, technology, military, and industrial industries. Gustavo has designed market-leading technology, process, and IP to help his clients across the US achieve success and increased net worth.

Gustavo, recognized by numerous community organizations for his philanthropic commitment to disadvantaged children, credits his accomplished career to his drive, vision, and love for his family. Gustavo is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University in Galveston, and an active member of the Texas A&M Alumni.

Bryce McKinley

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Bryce McKinley has been globally recognized as an independent consultant for businesses including Fortune 500 Companies such as Ford, Nissan, Tyco, and ADT.

McKinley has been selling since he was eight years old, which has allowed him to become a master closer.

Recently, he has taken his abilities into real estate, where he has had over 1500 closings, in wholesale transactions.

He is now the CEO of Sharpen, and is determined to make his mark on the world one person at a time.
Bryce is a great family man and father.

He would be honored to work with and for you, one on one.

Eric Nghiem

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Eric Nghiem, EA CTC is The Cashflow Doctor. He is the surgeon of tax and cashflow planning. Need to dramatically increase profits and cut the fat from your business? Looking to increase your cashflow and streamline your business finances? He is your guy. Eric has been a tax professional for the past 10 years and a financial planner for 5 years prior to that. Always an entrepreneur since he was a teenager, he has started and sold multiple businesses that are wide ranging from retail, to ecommerce and financial services.

The Cashflow Doctor is a boutique business consulting services that focuses on the needs of entrepreneurs and investors around the world. Some of the industries he focuses on are real estate investors, venture backed startups, digital entrepreneurs and cryptocurrency investors.

Marshall Gillen

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I’m on a mission to come from nothing, college drop out, no money, zero experience, and no clue how to do it, to become a highly paid public speaker using nothing more than social media and my mobile phone. This is my journey.

Gwen Guillotte

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Social Entrepreneur-Real Estate Investor: Gwen is an entrepreneur who has a passion and talent for helping others recognize the greatness in themselves. She got her start in 2010 by helping banks and others renovate properties for resale. From there she wanted to be the one redeveloping the houses rather than just rehabbing them for others. In the last two years she has decided that personal development and helping others is what her true calling is. She’s spent over 2,000 hours learning, participating in, and working on personal development. She has gone through programs from some of the top names in personal development in the world. People like Tony Robbins, John Maxwell and Brendon Burchard. She is also John Maxwell certified Coach and Speaker focused on leadership and personal growth.

She brings an energy and passion to every conversation. She has a unique way of being present with you in every conversation no matter how important or unimportant that conversation may be. She strives to help you make the most of what you’re doing not only in business but in life as well. As you probably already know, mindset is one of the most important keys to success and Gwen is here to help you along the path towards a better mindset. She asks herself every day “Did I Matter?” and she is here to matter for you. If you see Gwen at any point during the trip, grab her, say hello and get to know her. You’re life will be forever improved from doing so.

Malhar Bhagat

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Malhar has been running a successful real estate company for over 10 years and has completed over 250 deals in that time. Living in NY, investing locally and out of state, Malhar has integrated various systems learned over the years to develop properties in multiple US markets. Success in real estate has allowed him to accomplish many life goals, both professionally and personally. He has learned that as in life, real estate presents daily challenges; how one moves through them is what the game’s all about: mindset. Following his business and passion, Malhar and his wife/partner moved to Atlanta to continue to rapidly expand their operation, M2REST. Currently, Malhar and his team simultaneously run multiple renovations and new construction projects.

Justin Cross

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From cult survivor to business savant, Justin’s story proves you can lose it all and still thrive.

Justin’s business experience spans several industries including real estate, private capital, speaker, musician, and most recently, fashion.

He founded Cross Realty, Inc, and served as its CEO & Broker-in-Charge for 13 years, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

As a short sale specialist, Justin established himself as the top producing broker in his state 3 times in a 5 year period.

He achieved combined sales of $83.6 million, gross commission and averaged $10.3 million over a 9 year period.

After raising private funding for startups/real estate ventures, he was able to purchase properties, acquire land, develop new construction, renovate, and sell over 150 units.

Justin moved to Los Angeles, and serves as a lead stylist and business developer for Balani Custom – a men’s luxury custom clothing company located on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood. He services influencers, professional athletes and celebrities, giving him the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most brilliant minds in LA.

Dee Willard-Ruffin

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Dee Willard-Ruffin is a respected and successful entrepreneur, launching her Real Estate Investment business in 2005 on a part-time basis and then went full time in 2012 after possessing over 24 years as a successful Executive level Manager in the U.S. Postal Service to include becoming the first African American Female Postmaster of Bethesda Maryland where she managed a 24 million dollar budget.

Born in Washington District of Columbia and grew up in Northern Virginia. She studied Business Administration in College and is known for her adept leadership abilities. She is a motivator, team-builder, and mentor, who has served in many leadership positions.

As CEO of her companies, her vision is to redevelop neighborhoods one house at a time in her community and abroad with a special interest In communities that have become burdensome, distressed, and problematic, creating homes where people can find a sense of pride and value as well as improving neighborhoods. She had a vision to build a successful family team which now covers several markets up and down the East Coast.

Dee has developed more than 40 properties and has done more than $35 million dollars in transactions focusing on high end renovations. She has been featured on various Podcasts, Radio Stations, and many appearances on stage at events Nationwide. Several of her housing projects were featured locally as well as one being featured on the hit TV Show- HGTV House Hunters.

Dee has a passion for helping people and has founded the Envisage Academy, where she is mentoring students to learn more about the Real Estate business. She also thrives on educating women about obstacles and challenges faced in a male dominated Real Estate Industry. She has received numerous recognition and these accomplishments have been notably recognized.

Aside from Real Estate, Dee and her Team can be found helping the community by giving meals to those in need at Thanksgiving, adopting families at Christmas, and giving donations for scholarships to up and coming college bound students.

Her Faith in God has enabled her to grow both professionally and personally. She firmly believes “when you step out on Faith, there is no turning back” and that’s just what she did. Widowed at an early age, Dee is the proud mother of two sons, one daughter, and she is the extra proud Grandmother of two boys, Gabriel and Elijjah.

President and CEO of Envisage Management Solutions, Inc., Visionary Metro Properties, LLC., and Envisage Academy. Dee has touched many lives throughout the United States and abroad with her passion for Real Estate. She is a citizen Leader who translates vision into reality.

Ramon Gonzalez & Christy Risco

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Ramon Gonzalez has been in the Real Estate field since 2004. Prior to that, he was recruited to GE for their Financial Management Program. After 3 years, he realized that the corporate world wasn’t for him. He was searching for Freedom, Financial Abundance and a higher Purpose.

Christy Risco was a 4th grade teacher for 5 years, before realizing that although she has a passion for teaching, growing and giving – the Public-School System was not the place for her to shine bright.

After dating for 3 years, in 2011 – Ramon and Christy attended a Tony Robbins seminar called Date with Destiny. During the 6 intense days, they realized that they were ready for a big, bold step in their lives! They moved in together while simultaneously starting a new Real Estate joint venture Flipping REO properties in the Miami market.

Within 2 years of working and living together, they were both at their rope’s end. The relationship was practically nonexistent and their finances did not reflect the amount of hours and energy they were putting into their company.

After working with several life coaches and continuing on in their self-discovery journey, they began to make several adjustments to their current life situation- including getting an office and taking several personality tests to hone in on what they were really good at and what they needed help with.

Once they drew that line between personal and business space, things started to shift. Next, they hired a Business Consultant, who advised them to start looking for staff, even though it was scary for both of them to “give up” control in the business. This led to growth and a new direction for the company. Within 2 years, with a Property Manager and an Acquisitions Rep on payroll, they were able to grow their business to 7 figures and acquire over 100 units of rental properties.

In 2016, the couple had a daughter, Valentina, and again this started to shift the direction of their lives and business. They decided to sell off most of their portfolio and eventually close the office to enjoy more freedom and time with their toddler.

They are currently in the Private Lending space and take pride in having amazing relationships with all of their borrowers, who they consider family. They each are part of Mastermind Groups and run their own Mastermind Experiences in Miami. They believe in growing, networking, inspiring & giving.

Within this transition, many of their colleagues and friends started getting intrigued by their success both at home and in business. After much brainstorming, they realized that all of their success has come from working together to make things happen, no matter how difficult things seemed to get. Through this personal reflection – Both on Board was born. Both Ramon and Christy are passionate about helping and inspiring couples to work and play together in a way that serves each other, the business and the relationship as a whole! “Helping Entrepreneurial Couples Thrive” is what they are about and helping them create IMPACT in the world!

TAB 2.0 Cancun

Terry Thayer

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Terry Thayer is a dedicated husband, father, and an award-winning home builder. After starting his working life as a carpenter and contractor, he began investing in real estate in 2002. Together with his wife, Kristi, they have now successfully built and sold more than 250 homes in the Raleigh-Durham triangle boasting over $100M + in total sales volume.

“I am very passionate about real estate investing because it’s created a wonderful lifestyle for my family and I. It’s also allowed me to help many other people reach dreams they never thought were possible. For that, I am very grateful.” – Terry Thayer

The husband and wife team founded Thayer Homes in 2010 with the commitment to improve lives through real estate. In 2017, this mission took new meaning when Terry and the team worked with Habitat for Humanity to build and donate a new home. In the same year, Terry was awarded the “Rookie of The Year” award by the Durham, Orange, Chatham county Home Builders Association.

“Terry’s contributions and commitment to the HBA won him the award.” – Tony Lawhorn, VP of Construction at Thayer Homes Terry’s sights are even higher, including new large developments, nonprofit partnerships, and becoming a nationally recognized home builder. In 2018 Thayer Homes has a goal of building 130 homes exceeding $50M in total volume. Terry is a true example of how to grow and scale a business at a rapid pace. When he’s not working at this goal, Terry is extremely passionate about helping others achieve success through real estate and traveling with his wife and 2 children.

Marshall Gillen

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I’m on a mission to come from nothing, college drop out, no money, zero experience, and no clue how to do it, to become a highly paid public speaker using nothing more than social media and my mobile phone. This is my journey.

Calib Maddix

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Caleb Maddix is a 16 year old entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, and social media influencer. Maddix is a self made millionaire and has impacted millions of people in the process. He is the co founder of Maddix Publishing which is the number one book publishing company on the planet for people looking to increase their impact and income through writing a book. He is the author of nine books and writes a new book every month. He has reached millions of people on social media by having dozens of viral videos. Some of his videos have organically reached over forty million people. Caleb was voted in “The Top 20 Most Motivational People on the Planet.” as well as “The Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.” He has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, Success Magazine, Fox News, Entrepreneur Magazine, ABC news, and has been on national television in front of 8 million people. He has shared the stage and connected with the likes of Tony Robbins, Russell Brunson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Gary Vaynerchuk, Lewis Howes, Kevin Harrington, Darren Hardy, Jake Paul, Grant Cardone, and many other influencers. Maddix is passionate about impacting homeless people and single mothers. He has been on over 53 missions trips and is the co founder of the non profit organization and movement, Maddix Missions. Caleb resides in St Petersburg, Florida with his father Matt Maddix.

Matt Maddix

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Matt Maddix, master sales trainer, consultant and CEO of Matt Publishing, is a successful international speaker and master motivator. He has hosted over 120 live events with as many as 32,225 registrants. During past events, Maddix has shared the stage with some of the greats in the world such as: Kevin Harrington, Gary Vaynerchuck, Darren Hardy, Greg Reid, and Glenn Twiddle. In conjunction with traveling as a motivational speaker, Matt is the founder Maddix Publishing, My Health Coach, and Maddix Missions. He is also the author of six bestselling books including How You Can Have It All, Just Juice It and How To Raise Successful Kids. In addition, Maddix is co-host of internet talk show — Motivation With Maddix Matt is best known for his life strategies along with his sales and marketing success, but he is most proud as the father of 15-year-old celebrity superstar speaker, Caleb Maddix. Matt lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tarry Summers

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Tarry is an experienced entrepreneur based out of Columbus, OH specializing in his real estate investment business. Tarry graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ohio Northern University in 2008. Shortly after graduation Tarry worked through the ranks of the fitness chain Urban Active as the number one salesperson, number one store manager in the company in 2009 and 2010 respectively. He eventually became responsible as VP of personal training sales totaling over 2 million USD monthly shortly before the company sold. During this time in the fitness industry Tarry formed Key Palm Realty LLC; a real estate investment company focused on single and multi family rental properties in and around Columbus, OH. He specialized in finding undervalued properties, rehabbing them back to life and renting them back out with strong property management in place. Understanding the importance of team through his fitness career, Tarry developed a large network of realtors, contractors, local banking institutions, attorneys, property managers, and other team members to help him grow his business. In 2013 Tarry left his day job to follow his true passion of real estate full time. Fast forward to today Tarry’s real estate company has acquired many cash flowing rental units all while providing much needed jobs and housing for many people and families along the way. Tarry was also the founder and former CEO for Pigskin Brewing Company, owns multiple fitness centers, and started The Real Estate Mastermind Network. He attends Rock City Church, is a member of the Central Ohio Apartment Association, Columbus Young Professionals, and is a Rotarian in the Short North Rotary. Tarry currently resides in Columbus, OH. When not in business Tarry is rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes, playing music with local musicians, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Kristi Thayer

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Kristi Thayer is Co Owner of Thayer Investments Inc, a real estate investment company & Thayer Homes Inc, a building company in Raleigh NC. Building over 100 homes a year, her company emphasizes giving back to the members of the communities that they redevelop. With over a decade of experience in a variety of real estate settings, she specializes in raising capital to place in residential and commercial real estate. In addition to being a busy mom of 2 and devoted wife, Kristi is an accomplished Real estate coach, passionate about helping other women excel in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship.

Chris Papadopoulo

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Josh Inglis

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Joshua Inglis is an investor and real estate agent from the Chicagoland area. Joshua purchased his first rental property when he was only 19 years old. Joshua has flipped over 100 properties, builds new construction houses as a builder, owns several rental properties throughout the Chicagoland area, hosted a real estate radio show in Chicago, speaks to audiences across the country about real estate investing and marketing, and is a #1 amazon best selling author.

Shane Hunt

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Shane Hunt has an extensive background in commercial construction, entrepreneurship and real estate investing. Before starting a career in real estate, Shane has oversaw and managed over 100 million in commercial electrical construction alone. He has also been a part of some of the largest construction projects in America, totaling over 4 Billion in construction.

In 2013 Shane started a new career in real estate investing. Since 2013, Shane has successfully completed all projects and millions in residential, commercial, and condo projects. Shane’s current focus in real estate is buying custom and historic buildings and converting them into multi-family condo’s. In addition to real estate, Shane has taken his knowledge and took to the stage speaking on entrepreneurship, mindset, and investing. With over 3 years of speaking experience, Shane has spoken at hundreds of events and to thousands of students and fellow entrepreneurs. Speaking has become his biggest passion in life. Shane is also passionate about health and fitness. Combining his passion for fitness and entrepreneurship, in 2018 Shane has expanded into the fitness industry by co-owning a fitness center with plans to expand into multiple locations and states.

Amanda Williams

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Amanda Williams is a Real Estate Investor, Entrepreneur, and Real Estate Brokerage Owner in Raleigh, NC. At just 34 yrs old, she has built multiple businesses in the Real Estate Industry, including a nice size rental portfolio, and is the team leader for multiple real estate agents across America. Amanda is passionate about teaching others to look at life in a positive way where they can attract anything they want in life. She believes every real estate agent deserves to have a retirement plan and is on a mission to share that plan with as many people as possible. She is so excited to keep learning and growing her Real Estate businesses which have also funded her adventurous lifestyle and international travel that she is so passionate about.

Mike Stelljes

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Proudly serving the insurance Risk Management needs for Home Builders and the Construction/Contractor Industry since 1993. General Liability, Builders, Risk, Package. Umbrella, Professional Liability/E&O, Surety/Subdivision Bonds – Licensed in 43 states, Representing over 135 Builders in 32 states.

Cortney Newmans

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Cortney servers as the Director of Business Development where he spearheads key business
developments activities for the company and establishes relationships with industry partners on a
national level. Cortney received his Bachelors in Consumer Economics and Real Estate from the University of Georgia. Before joining Lima One Capital, he previously worked one year in the merchant services industry in outside sales, where he was recognized for being in the top 10% of company sales representatives. In 2012, kicked off his career in real estate with Lima One Capital where he accepted the position of Business Development Representative for Atlanta. He help capture over 70% of market share for hard money loans over a two year period in the area. Cortney was promoted to Head of Business Development for the company in 2014. He oversaw development into 42 states including the District of Columbia over the past two years. His responsibilities included heading sales operations and providing senior-level management to business development teams. In addition to his work at Lima One Capital, Cortney is an active member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity in which they work to provide community initiatives such as voter registration, assault on illiteracy, Habitat for Humanity, mentoring; and participation in fundraisers for charitable organizations. Cortney currently lives in Greenville, SC.

Amanda Holbrook

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Amanda Holbrook is a passionate driving force in the world of self-directed IRAs for 10 years and running. Her experience makes her a triple-threat as the Vice President of Business Development for Specialized IRA Services. Excelling at the largest self-directed firm in the country lead to having spent 5 successful years in the turn-key real estate world. This culmination provides a unique industry prospective resulting in immediate growth for the families and businesses she works with. Her commitment has always been empowering clients to create their own financial freedom by providing knowledge, opportunity, and support.

She has the ability to really connect and simplify the self-directed concept so that anyone can apply it in their lives. Even her 6 year old self-directs. Amanda is a proud mother of two, loving wife, self-directed IRA ninja, & active real estate investor in that order.

Edwin Kelly

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Edwin Kelly is America’s leading expert on Self Directed Retirement accounts and self-directed investment strategies. He has more than 24 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. He worked for such notable companies like UBS and BISYS. Edwin is a Founder and currently serves as CEO of Specialized IRA Services. During his career, Edwin has also helped set up a Self-Directed IRA provider and grow it from 2 employees with approximately 300 accounts to 15 employees with approximately 3000 accounts. Edwin has helped one Self-Directed IRA Custodian to become the largest in the industry. In 7 years, he grew the company from 97 employees to 300 employees, increased the Assets Under Custody from $2 Billion to $12 billion, and participated in the successful acquisition of 3 competitors. Edwin is an avid educator, adding value to clientele by developing significant knowledge assets at every company he has worked with. His passion for helping others learn about their Self-Directed IRA options has made Edwin a popular and engaging speaker who is frequently invited to speak at seminars and workshops, in webinars, and as a radio guest. Edwin has made several special appearances on the Money Show, and his work and ideas have been featured in major national magazines and newspapers throughout the United States. Topics he is frequently asked to speak about include: What the average person can do to take charge of their finances so they can stop worrying about money and can look forward to a comfortable retirement. Little-known investment strategies that have helped people retire sooner than they expected. Completely legal secrets to growing wealth tax-free. Edwin Kelly is a member of RITA (The Retirement Trust Association), attended The Ohio State University and holds an MBA from Franklin University. He is the co-author of the bestselling book Leverage Your IRA. He is currently writing his next book, The Retirement Dilemma and 7 Specialized Strategies You Can Implement to Solve It.

Austin Rutherford

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Austin Rutherford started investing in real estate when he was 19. He bought a rental property and then started flipping houses a year later. Now 4 years in to the business he has bought over 75 deals, borrowed over $5M in private money to fund these deals and currently has 15-20 projects going on at any given time. He is a huge believer in creating the right mind set to be successful and surrounding himself with the right people that will continually force him to level up.

Roger Valdez

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Roger Valdez is the Founder and CEO for REI TOOLBOX. REI TOOLBOX offers services in website design, website development and automated website hosting. If you are an entrepreneur looking to automate your online presence, the REI TOOLBOX platform is the right fit for you. They are a premium one stop solution for all your website needs, including ongoing support to make sure your web presence stays relevant with cutting edge technology. This allows you to concentrate on what matters, which is closing deals! No more worrying about hackers or learning the skills necessary to update your website, they will take care of that for you!

7 Day All Inclusive Mastermind And Retreat

Expert Training

Four out of the seven days we will be in the conference space doing training with our speakers for four hours. We'll also be facilitating master minds and breakout sessions with industry experts.

Your Room

A standard king or two queens beautiful room at the Moon Palace for 7 nights

Your Food

Eat at one of the amazing restaurants located right inside the resort, or the staff will deliver to you (poolside, room side, pretty much anywhere)!!

Service Provider Discounts

Get direct access to unique service providers at discounted rates (i.e. hard money starting at 7.5%, insurance, accounting, self-directed IRA, web design and more!)

VIP Transportation

Get VIP transportation to and from the airport so you don’t have to haggle with a cabbie or worry about where you’re going!

Your Drinks

All you can drink beer, liquor or wine! Get the networking lubrication going!

An Excursion

On Monday we will be going on a catamaran where the entire group will head somewhere amazing to go snorkeling, enjoy some drinks on the ocean, and do some networking! What happens on the tour… well it ends up on Facebook and your business of course!

Resort Credits

$1,500 in resort credit (can be used for spa treatments, rounds of golf, tours, wine tastings, special dinners and other above-the-ordinary experiences)

Video Recordings

Get a video recording of every expert’s training from the retreat!

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