7 Questions with Thought Leaders

Read insights and thoughts on leadership from thought leaders around the world.
Thank you to the thought leaders who have answered our 7 questions so far, we hope you find their answers helpful
for you in your leadership journey!

7 Questions with Andy Lopata

Name: Mr. Andy Lopata

Current title: Speaker, Author and Mentor on Professional Relationships

Current organization: H & A Lopata ltd

A specialist in professional relationships and networking for over 20 years, Andy Lopata was called ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ by the Financial Times and ‘a true master of networking’ by the Independent and Forbes.com.

A very experienced international speaker and podcast host, Andy is the author of five books, has been quoted in a number of other business books and regularly quoted in the international press.

Andy is President of the Fellows Community and a two-time Board Member of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland (PSA) and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute as well as a Master of the Institute for Sales Management. He is also one of just 26 recipients of the PSA’s top honor, the ‘Award of Excellence’.

7 Questions with Francis Kong

Name: Francis Kong

Current title: President

Current organization: Success Options Inc.

Entrepreneur. Consultant. Trainer. Columnist. Broadcaster

7 Questions with Barry J Moltz

Name: Barry J Moltz

Current title: Founder

Current organisation: Shafran Moltz Group LLC

Barry helps getting small businesses unstuck. He has had a lot of success and failure running his companies over the last 25 years. Barry has written 6 books and is the host of "The Small Business Radio Show" on AM820 in Chicago.

7 Questions with Melinda F Emerson

Name: Melinda F Emerson

Current title: President

Current organisation: Quintessence Group

Melinda F. Emerson, “SmallBizLady” is America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally renowned keynote speaker on small business development, social media, and marketing strategy. Melinda is also the president of the Quintessence Group, a marketing consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA. Her small business advice is widely read reaching more than 3 million entrepreneurs each week online. She hosts The SmallBizChat Podcast and the bestselling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months and her latest book is Fix Your Business, a 90 Day Plan to Get Back Your Life and Reduce Chaos in Your Business.

7 Questions with Kevin Eikenberry

Name: Kevin Eikenberry

Current title: Chief Potential Officer

Current organisation: The Kevin Eikenberry Group

Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group and the Co-Founder of the Remote Leadership Institute. He has spent 30 years helping organizations and leaders from over 40 countries become more effective. Inc.com has twice named him in the top 100 Leadership and Management Experts in the World. His books include, Remarkable Leadership, From Bud to Boss, and The Long-Distance Leader. His next book is The Long-Distance Teammate.

7 Questions with Nicole Sahin

Name: Nicole Sahin

Current title: CEO and Founder

Current organisation: Globalization Partners

Nicole Sahin’s mission is to eliminate barriers to doing business internationally and building global teams. As founder and CEO of Globalization Partners, she is recognized for having created an innovative solution that enables companies to hire great talent anywhere in the world, without the complexity of setting up international branch offices or subsidiaries. Businesses are able to bypass the legal, HR and tax complexities of hiring in another country, while getting all the benefits of a global team.

Nicole holds an MBA in International Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She splits her time between Boston & San Diego, loves to travel, and is inspired by the belief that making it easy for people to expand internationally, and work seamlessly across borders, ultimately makes the world a more exciting and open-minded place.

7 Questions with Chris Brogan

Name: Chris Brogan

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: Owner Media Group, Inc

Chris Brogan is CEO of Owner Media Group, a company providing skills and strategy for small businesses. He also runs Chris Brogan Media, LLC, a business advisory organization that works with larger companies to navigate the changing world of digital presence. He is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting, an international keynote speaker, and seems nice.

7 Questions with Jeff Haden

Name: Jeff Haden

Current title: Speaker, ghostwriter, author, LinkedIn Influencer, Inc. Magazine contributing editor

Current organisation: Self

Prior to becoming an author/speaker, I worked in manufacturing for 20-plus years, eventually managing a 1,000-employee facility.

7 Questions with Jeff Haden

Name: Jeff Haden

Current title: Speaker, ghostwriter, author, LinkedIn Influencer, Inc. Magazine contributing editor

Current organisation: Self

Prior to becoming an author/speaker, I worked in manufacturing for 20-plus years, eventually managing a 1,000-employee facility.