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Fire Up! Chat with Morgan Ingram Morgan J. Ingram is a savvy, sales development rep at Terminus, where he helps companies to put their message in front of the right decision-makers through account-based marketing. He is also a motivational speaker and helps people remove their negative thoughts to unlock their inner potential and stresses the importance of not making excuses in their lives. Morgan is knowledgeable in sales, public speaking, marketing/social media marketing, branding, and networking and relationship building. When he's not working away, Morgan loves watching sports, playing video games, watching movies and reading a massive amount of books (on task to read 300 this year).   Here's Morgan Ingram...

Fire Up! Chat with Molly Cantrell-Kraig Molly Cantrell-Kraig leveraged her years in media and life-lessons learned as a former single mother on welfare to establish Women With Drive Foundation. She has been featured as one of the CNN 10 Visionary Women and been profiled by the Shriver Report, the Christian Science Monitor, Women's Media Center in D.C., AutoBody News, Woman's World Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, ABC7 Chicago, WGN Radio and most recently was a Nominated Changemaker Attendee at the inaugural United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House in June 2016. Here's Molly Cantrell-Kraig...

Fire Up! Chat with Sarah Schnell Jones Queen B and CEO at Bamboo Realty. Ethiopia adoptive mom. Yoga diva, sports enthusiast, avid shoe collector. CU Buffs alum. Don't miss her divine special offer (from her side hustle) for the Fire Up! Community! (at the bottom of this post) Here's Sarah Schnell Jones...

Fire Up! Chat with Katie Lance Katie is the Founder of Katie Lance Consulting – a social media and marketing firm. Katie’s clients include companies such as RE/MAX International, DocuSign, RPM Mortgage, SmartZip and many others. She is also a frequent keynote speaker, a contributor to The Huffington Post and formerly was the Chief Strategist for Inman News.   (Debra's 11 cents: Katie also LOVES wine, Hello Kitty and sings the word "faaaabulous"!) Q1: What was it that gave you the ‘push’ to begin living your dream? For me, it was just the right time - when I left my corporate job in 2012 - it was a dream job, but it was just the right...

Fire Up! Chat with Christine Whitmarsh Bestselling celebrity ghostwriter Christine Whitmarsh helps authors, speakers, and personalities share their stories, communicate their messages, and build thought leadership platforms through their books. As a ghostwriter for high profile personalities since 2001, Christine has worked with major publishing houses including Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group USA, and Morgan James Publishing. Christine is also the #1 Amazon bestselling author of the book “Personal Paparazzi: Your Brand Story Told Your Way.” Her creative agency of professional writers and strategists has served clients worldwide since 2003. Today Christine’s company serves business leaders, entertainment personalities, and other thought leaders, by helping them write and publish their books, and then build...

Fire Up! Chat with Lacey Lybecker Meet Lacey Lybecker. She co-owns Cairdeas Winery with her husband and winemaker, Charlie Lybecker. Cairdeas Winery is a true family affair. Their two boys, Eugene (4) and Francis (2) contribute artwork for select artist series wine labels and are known around the tasting room as the whine-maker and assistant whine-maker. Lacey grew up on a farm in northwestern Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota before moving to Seattle to embark on a career in marketing. She worked in the hospitality and event industries before she and her husband fell for making wine. On the side, Lacey dabbles in designing kitchen textiles with an emphasis on...

Fire Up! Interview with John-Ross Parks Meet John-Ross Parks! He is an award-winning entrepreneur in the real estate industry who is passionate about serving his community.  His goal to experience a new wine every time he sips this year is one of the many intriguing elements of this man.  Take a listen, read on and learn more! Q1: What was it that gave you the ‘push’ to begin living your dream? My involvement in organized real estate came from my involvement in the OREA Young Professionals network. It really sparked my desire to contribute to the entire provincial body. This group of people who have a fresh perspective on the organization really inspired me...