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Terrence McNally helps clients tell more compelling stories, as a consultant, speaker, writer, and coach for foundations, non-profits, public agencies, and progressive corporations. Clients include City of San Jose, Annenberg Foundation, Urban Library Council, Bank Of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, CERES, CDC/Centers for Disease Control, Friends Of The Earth, Glaxo-SmithKline Patient Advocates, Greenpeace USA, Intel Corporation, Interface Flooring, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Macarthur Foundation, Herman Miller, NASA, FINRA, Nemours Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, US Climate Action Network, League of California Cities, and Volunteers Of America. A graduate of Harvard, Terrence left teaching after a few years, and moved to entertainment to reach larger audiences. After twenty years as an actor, director, and screenwriter (Earth Girls Are Easy starring Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, and Jim Carrey), he realized he wasn’t fulfilling his vision. He hosts a radio interview program in Los Angeles (podcast at terrencemcnally.net). Guests have included Michael Lewis, Van Jones, Niall Ferguson, Connie Rice, Temple Grandin, and Gregory Boyle -- all of whom tell great stories. His interviews often appear in print at AlterNet.org. Terrence brings his communications experience in all of these roles and media to help clients clarify and express their messages in order to maximize their impact. His aim is that we tell more and better stories of a world that just might work.
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Victoria Gaither has worked in the news business for over 15 yrs as an news anchor, reporter and producer. She has covered every subject from politics to health, but has always enjoyed covering community events and programs. Victoria started as a intern for then ABC's Ted Koppell and worked her way to become an emmy award winning newscaster. Currently, she host a podcast 'At Home w/Victoria' on the Blog Talk Radio Network that reaches over 250 thousand fans and listeners. Plus, I-tunes picked her podcast up and its doing very well. She discusses news, politics and entertainment on At Home w/Victoria. Victoria has worked at mainly ABC and NBC stations on the east coast and in the mid west. She is also a member of the National Press Club in Washington DC and active with speaking engagements, seminars and talks. According to Victoria "I was happy when learnitlive founder Amir emailed me to ask if I would be interested in being on the site". She continues "I have learned a lot in the news business and can give advice on how to break into the news business, get story ideas pitched, and how social networking can help you get the upper edge".
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As a multi-platform journalist and new media content manager, Jim Hackler is a leader in turning complex, technical information into compelling content. He founded the Urbane Environmentalist LLC., a new approach to communicating the benefits of green living and home construction in an accessible and understandable way. As the former head of two of the country�s leading green building initiatives (U.S. Green Building Council�s LEED for Homes and the Southeast�s EarthCraft House program), Jim brings a unique industry insider�s perspective on what it means to be green. His professional background also includes broadcast and print journalism where he worked in local television news and CNN, edited GoodCents, and contributed to Green Builder, Delta Sky, LoftLife, and Natural Home. Jim is also a national recognized speaker and trainer sharing his expertise at national conferences, workshops and start-up accelerators. He�s been adjunct faculty at Georgia State University and served as a mentor for the Habitat International Entrepreneur Program, Georgia Tech�s Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and HUB Atlanta.
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Best-selling author, celebrity interviewer, and veteran journalist Glenn Plaskin specializes in writing inspirational books and articles that capture a wide range of human experience. His profiles and columns have appeared in the New York Times, the Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, US Weekly, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, W, and Playboy. His interview subjects have included such figures as Katharine Hepburn, Nancy Reagan, Calvin Klein, Senator Edward Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Leona Helmsley, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Donald Trump, Al Pacino, and Meryl Streep. His TV appearances include The Today Show, Oprah, and Larry King Live. He lives in New York City.
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Robin Colucci, MA is a book development and writing coach who helps other coaches, entrepreneurs, and consultants write books to brand themselves as world-class thought leaders. Her clients have been published by Random House, Doubleday, J. Wiley & Sons, Hay House, and others, many of which won awards or became bestsellers. Others have increased their revenue and credibility through self-publishing. Robin has worked as a newspaper reporter, acquisitions editor, and has a BA in Journalism from The George Washington University and an MA in Spiritual Psychology from The University of Santa Monica. Look for her book: How to Write a Book That Sells YOU coming Fall 2013. Robin worked as journalist and has researched and/or written freelance articles for The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine and Newsweek to name a few. She has a BA in Journalism from The George Washington University and an MA in Spiritual Psychology from The University of Santa Monica. Look for her book: How to Write a Book that Sells, coming soon
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Mandy’s passion for performing and strong work ethic has resulted in a thrilling career as a Canadian media personality. Mandy is a Host/ Reporter for Press Play Establishment who is the official licensee of Fashion TV and she is the exclusive North American Host for the world recognized and respected show, with 500 million viewers worldwide. She was also a Host for Vancouver Television that broadcast on 6 networks. She covered Vancouver's glam entertainment & fashion scenes for the show. Mandy was Host/Reporter/Emcee for Vancouver Fashion Week in Spring 2012. She also self-produced the series Mandy's World. You may have seen Mandy as Host/Reporter for Novus TV’s A&E/lifestyle series City Lights, on Shaw TV and the SMC as Host, Reporter, Producer of the A&E series TNG, and as on-air talent at MTV Canada. Mandy has modeling and acting experience, and MC's events. Some event coverage/interviews include: TIFF, VIFF, Leo Awards, Olivia Wilde, Paul Haggis, Kim Cattrall, Woody Harrelson. With Mandy’s love of interviewing stars on their life journeys and learning how they've achieved their success, it’s no wonder this Humber College Journalism Honours graduate (specializing in broadcast) was awarded the school’s Sociology Award of Excellence. She also landed a prestigious internship with Toronto’s CityTV, studying under some of the top names in Canadian broadcast Journalism. When she’s not covering Hollywood North’s entertainment scene, this fitness and nature lover can be found having fun in the sun: on a beach, in the water or on a mountain. Her family and friends "mean the world to her," and she volunteers regularly. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Mandy’s love affair with performing started early on. She fondly remembers acting, imitating her favourite TV and film stars for her loved ones and running around with a PlaySkool tape recorder to interview her friends. As fate would have it, those experiences were only the beginning to Mandy’s mark in the entertainment world. With her million dollar smile and the drive to strive, Mandy’s goal is to empower everyone who has a dream and inspire, inform, educate, and entertain through her hosting. Connect with this social butterfly on Twitter @MandyJRoss. www.Mandy-Ross.com
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