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Sean Glaze Author of The 10 Commandments of Winning Teammates


Sean Glaze / Great Results Team Building
Team Building Facilitator and Teamwork Speaker

Sean is an engaging conference speaker on teamwork and team building who shares motivational leadership messages that your people will remember!

The author of Rapid Teamwork, The Unexpected Leader, and The 10 Commandments of Winning Teammates, Sean delivers interactive conference keynotes that improve morale and leadership skills while developing an awareness of how their behavior and attitude are key contributors to your leadership ecosystem.

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Some of the questions asked of Sean during this episode

1.Why is it important for people to be winning teammates?

2. How can leaders and coworkers build trust?



Dee Ann Turner Author of “It’s My Pleasure”

Encore Presentation featuring Dee Ann Turner from Chik-fil-a and Author of the book “It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture.


Dee Ann Turner/Chick-fil-A
VP Corporate Talent

Dee Ann Turner has worked for Chick-fil-A for more than 30 years and currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Talent. Over the years, she has played an intricate role in growing Chick-fil-A’s unique and highly regarded culture while overseeing recruitment, selection, and retention of corporate staff and the recruitment and selection of Chick-fil-A Franchisees.

Dee Ann’s insightful knowledge and applicable tools to building an incredible and influential company culture are revealed in her upcoming book, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and A Compelling Culture.

Dee Ann attended Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio, majoring in Journalism and Christian Education. She later completed her education at Clayton State University in Atlanta with a degree in Management. She received further certifications at Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill, and she completed the prestigious Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Dee Ann serves as a Board member for the Kenya Project, an organization that provides education, homes, food and spiritual growth for children in Kenya. Additionally, she serves as a Board member of Proverbs 31 ministry in Charlotte, NC. She has a passion for missions that support women and children and strengthen families. Dee Ann and her husband, Ashley, have been married for over 30 years and they have three sons, Trenton, Trevor and Trey.     Facebook     Twitter

Business Writers Radio Episode Three: Mack Story with Top Story Leadership, Melissa Smith with The PVA and Samuel Leccima with Get Access To Capital


Mack Story / Top Story Leadership
Leadership Expert

Mack began his career in manufacturing on the front lines of a machine shop. He grew himself into upper management and found his niche in lean manufacturing and along with it, developed his passion for leadership.

With more than 20 years working with and on the front lines, he brings a powerful blend of practical experience and leadership knowledge to his clients. Mack is a published author of several leadership books including: Defining Influence, 10 Values of High Impact Leaders, and Blue-Collar Leadership: Leading from the Front Lines.

He understands that everything rises and falls on leadership.

For more detailed information on Mack and to learn about the leadership development services he provides, please click here to visit Mack’s website.



Melissa Smith / The PVA

My name is Melissa Smith and after being an Executive Assistant for over 15 years I went out on my own to start a virtual assistant company. I quickly realized that small business owners didn’t have the right knowledge of VA’s and even less about how to hire the right one. That’s when I changed my focus to staffing and consulting.

Through my experience I discovered that no matter what kind of business that I was working for people didn’t feel like they had enough time in the day. I change all that by finding them the right VA. There is a system and a method to stop the madness. It is my desire to see business owners thrive and stay competitive and VA’s allow them do just that without the high costs of hiring employees.

Over the years I have worked with a variety of executives, deans, and coaches. Each client gets their own personalized service, as will you. I pride myself on being the best at what I do and never over promise and under deliver. I define my success by yours – how much more time you have been able to devote to your business, how often you are complimented on good work, your efficiency and productivity levels, and your referrals.



Samuel P. Leccima / Get Access To Capital

Sam Leccima and Shani Leccima. We have been in business with each other since 1999, and married since 2002. We have been blessed with five beautiful daughters, and love spending time with them. We are real estate investors, and business coaches.



Paul Smith Author of Lead With A Story

paul-smith-headshotPaul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts on organizational storytelling. He’s a keynote speaker, storytelling coach, and author of the books Sell with a Story, Parenting with a Story, and the bestseller Lead with a Story already in its 8th printing and available in 6 language around the world. Paul is also a former consultant at Accenture and former executive and 20-year veteran of The Procter & Gamble Company.


As part of his research on the effectiveness of storytelling, Paul has personally interviewed over 250 CEOs, executives, leaders, and salespeople in 25 countries, documenting over 2,000 individual stories. Leveraging those stories and interviews, Paul identified the components of effective storytelling, and developed templates and tools to apply them in practice. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Time, Forbes, The Washington Post, PR News, and Success Magazine, among others.

Paul delivers professional workshops and keynote addresses on effective storytelling for leaders and salespeople. His clients include international giants like Hewlett Packard, Ford Motor Company, Bayer Medical, Abbott, Novartis, Progressive Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, and Procter & Gamble.

Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio. He can be found at




Business Writers Radio Episode Two: Anita R. Henderson


Lee Kantor, Jack Phillips, Michael Henderson, Stone Payton, Anita R. Henderson


Jack Phillips / Business Writers Exchange


Jack shares key insights on the critical first steps for getting your book published:

How do I develop the idea for the book?
What should be the motive for writing a book?
How do I know if there is a market for it?
How do I know that it is unique?
What options are available for publishing?
How do I find a publisher?
How can I get the publishers attention?
What goes into a proposal?
What’s the role of an agent?
How do I get help?


Anita R. Henderson / The Write Image

anita2Anita R. Henderson is known by many as The Authorʼs Midwife. She is owner of The Write Image, and creator of the Write Your Life Author Coaching Program. Her work with professionals and entrepreneurs has resulted in multiple award-winning books and helped authors grow their media and online visibility, speaker platforms, industry credibility, and overall confidence in their ability to write a compelling, high-quality book and leverage it in their business or career.


An eight-times published author, Anita has experienced book publishing success for herself, and has helped dozens of authors do the same. A successful freelance writer with published articles in more than twenty-five trade publications in the U.S. and Canada, Anita spent two decades in Corporate America as a marketing communications and public relations professional, and knows the ins and outs of marketing brands, people, companies, and causes.

She brings that insight to her work with authors to help them use book publishing as a marketing strategy that gets results. She is a partner with Write Books That Sell Now, an online learning platform for self-published authors, and a board member with ProWIN -Professional Womenʼs Information Network, a local womenʼs networking organization. Anita is an avid traveler and travel blogger who lives in Gwinnett County with her husband Michael.


Business Writers Mixer 2016




The Business Writers Mixer took place at the Concourse Athletic Club Grille on September 1, 2016. This event was a first of it’s kind featuring succesful business writers and aspiring authors brought to by Business Writers Exchange.



Fadi Malouf / Professional Consultant



Lativah Greene / Lativahs Home Care
Sherry von Klitzing / Virtual Properties Realty



Gary W. Patterson / Fiscal Doctor



Melissa Smith / The PVA
Chris Butsch / Millennial Wellness Expert



Naomie Banatte / Dreams Are Really Epiphanies



Peter Bowerman / The Well Fed Writer



Shani Leccima and Samuel Leccima / Get Access to Capital



Ricky Steele / Steele Technology Partners 



Tanya D. Bryant / Just Lovely
Tina L. Greer / Greer Business Solutions, LLC




Business Writers Radio Episode One: James Dallas And Joyce Bone

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Business Writers Radio Episode One


Joyce Bone / Bone Up On Business

JoyceBone2Joyce Bone, MBA is an accomplished entrepreneur and author of Millionaire Moms-The Art of Raising a Business and a Family at The Same Time. She is recognized for her business acumen and ability to develop others.

Featured on CNBC’s “The Squawk Box,” and in Kiplinger, Money, Woman’s Day, Forbes, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and CEO magazines she is who others turn to for sound business advice.  Joyce co-founded and led EarthCare, a non-hazardous liquid waste environmental company traded on NASDAQ (ECCO) ultimately achieving $125 million annual revenues.

Millionaire Moms Cover2Since that time, she has successfully scaled a variety of businesses from start up to millions including BLAMtastic, a retail consumer products goods company located in 25,000 stores and growing.

Joyce teaches entrepreneurship to undergraduates at Gwinnett Tech. She coaches and consults with individuals and organizations on refining their winning edge to reach unprecedented levels. Joyce believes the person you become as an entrepreneur is as valuable as the monetary gains. Her goal is to help others reach their full potential personally and financially.





James Dallas / James Dallas & Associates

james dallas pic 3H. James Dallas is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings. He has successfully implemented over 10 transformation and turnaround initiatives, 15 acquisition integrations, and 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence.

James has over 30 years of experiences in General Management/Business Operation roles as well as a Chief Information Officer positions. A recent retiree of Senior Vice President of Quality, Operations and IT at Medtronic, Inc. in September 2013, James had the responsibility for executing cross-business initiatives to maximize the company’s global operating leveraging.

James also served as a member of Medtronic’s executive management team. Prior to joining Medtronic, Inc. in 2006, James was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a global forest products company that employed over 55,000 people. In his 22 years at Georgia Pacific, James held a series of progressively more responsible information technology and operating roles. He also served as a member of Georgia Pacific’s executive management team.

Mastering Challenges Cover v2He began his career as an internal auditor for C&S National Bank, a large regional bank in Atlanta, Georgia, and has experience as a cost accountant with a focus on profitability and key profit drivers. The majority of his career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution; specifically, leading large, enterprise-wide projects and acquisition integration; using IT for competitive advantage, and leadership development. In addition, he has years of experience with IT security and data privacy.

Upon retirement in 2013, James began to speak to various individuals, organizations and businesses on how to effectively lead large projects, turn around unsuccessful ones, turning strategy into reality and achieving organizational alignment. After noticing the growing need for leadership guidance, James started James Dallas & Associates in 2014.

Lastly, James serves on the boards of for-profit and non-profit organizations, including civic and community organizations. He has been named one of the most powerful black men in corporate America several times in his career by Black Enterprise and Savoy magazines.