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Brian was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and immigrated to San Diego in 1986 where he became the classic American rags to riches story. After becoming one of the nation’s top Realtors, he founded Buffini & Company—an organization dedicated to sharing his powerful lead-generation systems with others. Based in Carlsbad, California, Buffini & Company has trained three million business professionals in 37 countries and currently coaches more than ten thousand business people across North America. Today, Brian travels the world sharing a message of encouragement about how to “live the good life.” His wit, wisdom and motivational style make him a dynamic speaker adept at helping people tap into their full potential and achieve their dreams.
Dr. Henry Cloud
Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and best-selling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance.
Dr. Cloud has written or co-written over twenty books, including the bestseller Boundaries, which sold over two million copies. In 2009, Integrity was identified as “must read,” and in 2011, Necessary Endings was called “the most important book you read all year.” Dr. Cloud’s work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Publisher’s Weekly, and Los Angeles Times. He also co-hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, New Life Live!, which is broadcast in over 180 markets.
In his leadership consulting practice, Dr. Cloud works with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. He has an extensive executive coaching background, and experience as an organizational consultant, devoting the majority of his time to improving leadership capabilities of CEOs and their executive teams.
As a clinical psychologist and businessman, Dr. Cloud established and operated forty successful medical facilities across the western United States. His experience running a business of this magnitude lends credibility to his expertise on leadership matters in the workplace.
As a speaker, Dr. Cloud has shared the stage with political and business leaders, including Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice, and Jack Welch. Dr. Cloud is also a regular contributor to CNN and Fox News Channel, amongst other national media outlets.
Dr. Cloud is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, with a B.S. in psychology. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Biola University, and his clinical internship at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. His philanthropic interests lie in alleviating homelessness in the inner city, as well as missions in the developing world. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.
Andy Andrews, author of the New York Time's bestselling The Traveler's Gift, The Noticer, and How Do You Kill 11 Million People? has impacted millions with his creative writing and speaking. An international sensation, Andy's challenging personal message contains truths for those in all walks of life.
What call to action can possibly challenge four US Presidents, the Commander of the Allied Air Forces, General Schwarzkopf and Hall of Fame golfer Nancy Lopez? Could this same message cause every senior leader of the United States Air Force in Europe and the Middle East to assemble in one room - at one time - to listen? What life-changing thoughts could cause ninety-one year old Bob Hope to summon a writer to chat by the backyard swimming pool?
For 17 weeks, The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success, remained on the New York Times bestseller list. It has been translated into 20 languages, featured as ABC's Good Morning America's book of the month and sold millions of copies. The author, Andy Andrews, was hailed as a "modern day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America" by the New York Times.
In his tale of one man's search for meaning and success, Andrews captures three qualities most important to an individual's growth - hope, faith, and perseverance. As the main character travels in time encountering seven historical figures, knowledge is imparted to the character and the reader. The Traveler's Gift's wisdom has spurred a teen version (The Young Traveler's Gift) journal, home study audio program and life-study curriculum now used in schools, mental health organizations and prisons.
Andy Andrews' life was a typical American story until the age of 19. The loss of both parents - his mother to cancer and his father to an automobile accident - forever altered Andrews' path. He recalls, “I took a bad situation and made it much worse." Within a short span, he found himself homeless, a pier or garage often provided bed, and without direction. The dramatic change in circumstances forced Andrews to ask himself a simple question: "Is life just a lottery ticket or are there choices one can make to direct his future?" This very question fueled a search that led him to the local library.