Jack Parsons

Jack is a leading voice in youth advocacy, and he’s been named one of the UK’s kindest leaders by the Financial Times.

Jack started Youth Group to enable millions of young people to access jobs, skills and mentors which has become one of the UK's largest youth communities. With over 12 million weekly social media engagements he’s also known as The UK's Chief Youth Officer—a public figure that champions the interests of all young people across the country.

Jack is an international advisor on youth to Governments, one of the 6 official ambassadors for homelessness with Big Issues Group, sits on the advisory board for co-op group and is non executive director for the lord mayor of London's apprenticeship company association of apprentices.

Growing up in a single parent household with a mother who was an alcoholic and being from a social mobility background Jack found it tough growing up. A lot of setbacks and a lot of no’s when he entered the world of work so this made Jack decide to do something about it and have committed his twenties to enabling young people to thrive.

Kind, real, and people-oriented. These three words describe Jack's values and the way he approaches his work. They're what has led him to be recognized for several awards including Young Digital Leader of the Year, Top 15 Young People to Watch, and Named A Face of a Vibrant Economy.

Rachel Montañez

Rachel Montañez is a recognized career and burnout expert and trusted advisor to some of the world’s most powerful companies. Known for her heart-centered style, she is one of a select few university-trained career coaches. Corporate leaders routinely seek out Rachel because her qualitative research insights fast-track their comprehension, allowing them to anticipate employee burnout needs in a post-pandemic workplace.

She has coached thousands, including hundreds of senior leaders from numerous Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, as well as graduates from institutions like Harvard, Stanford, and Cambridge. Additionally, she’s been sought out to provide over 1000 coaching hours in corporate partnerships.

Rachel’s Forbes column on careers and burnout has attracted over one million global readers, and she’s spoken virtually and in person all over the world. She’s lived and worked in the UK, South Korea, Japan, and the USA. She also understands what it feels like to suffer from sleep deprivation, feel unfulfilled and disengaged, and to use busyness as a pain reliever.

When Rachel's not helping organizations take employees from career fatigue to fulfillment, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter in sunny Florida. Her career is important to her, but not at the expense of her health or cherished relationships. She's relentlessly committed to living her message.

Amy Jo Martin

Amy Jo helps people do difficult things. She guides them down the black diamond slopes of business and life. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Renegades Write the Rules, Investor, host of the Why Not Now? Podcast and founder of the Renegade Accelerator.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Amy Jo began working for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns during their 2005-06 season. These were the wild wild west days of social media and there were no rules or regulations in place.

After her boss at the Suns singled Amy Jo out as a “Renegade” (Amy Jo took this as a positive, not a negative) Amy Jo had her first Why Not Now? idea.

In that moment of bravery, she took the leap and founded one of the first ever social media agencies to help corporations, celebrities and sports entities humanize their brands online through social communication channels. Amy Jo has worked closely with world-renowned brands such as Hilton Worldwide, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal to successfully humanize their presence.

Her motto: humans connect with humans, not logos. Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, and Baron Davis, NBA player, invested in Amy Jo's agency, and after a successful seven-year run growing the business in ten different countries, Amy Jo exited that company in 2016.

With a social media following of more than 1 million people, Amy Jo was named the third most powerful woman on Twitter by Forbes and has spoken to thousands of entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, brands and individuals at events around the globe, sharing her Renegade Mentality philosophy, tools and life lessons.

As a young female building her career in male-centric industries, Amy Jo has developed a passion for helping women thrive in business and leadership. Most recently she founded Why Not Now? Media and launched the Renegade Accelerator: an intensive two month training program designed to assist female founders and entrepreneurs reach their full potential in business, and life.

Recently Amy Jo became a Mom for the first time. Lincoln, a little Renegade in the making, has already made his mark on the world in a big way. In true Renegade fashion, Amy Jo lives in the forest with her husband Richard, Lincoln and their two Aussie Shepherds.

Client portfolio includes: Hilton Worldwide, Shaquille O’Neal, Motorola, NHL, FOX Sports, The X-Factor, Chicago White Sox, UFC and Dana White, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Los Angeles Kings, Jabbawockeeez, Doubletree by Hilton, Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos.com, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, KC Royals, Dolby, Poo Pourri, Bumble Bizz, Staples, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and many more.

Amy Jo is also a contributor to news outlets including the Harvard Business Review, AdWeek, Huffington Post and Sports Business Journal. She has been featured in top-tier media outlets including Vanity Fair, TIME, Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, ESPN SportsCenter, USA Today, MSNBC, Newsweek and many others.

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Amy Jo has changed the game of how businesses and brands approach communication. She's a masterful strategist, true trailblazer and will continue to be an innovative presence. - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Actor

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Amy Jo Martin is handing us the GPS needed to navigate this new world. - Rob Palleschi, Global Head of Hilton Worldwide

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Amy Jo Martin was absolutely captivating and inspiring. I want to be a renegade too! - Julie Van Ullen, Marketing Director US at Rakuten Marketing

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Amy Jo's the point guard and I'm the center. She’s an excellent teammate to have. - Shaquille O'Neal, athlete

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Amy Jo revolutionized the way I thought about social media branding. She took my networking abilities to new heights by teaching me how to convert online interactions into deals. Amy Jo commands a room with warmth and compassion, always making you feel like you're the only one there and steering the conversation in a clear direction. I'm grateful to say that since her talk, I've turned several Direct Messages from Instagram into multi-million dollar deals. - Lauren Mitrick Wood, Top 1% Compass Realtor, Forbes 30 under 30

Ismael Cala

Life and business strategist, best-selling author, and international speaker specialized in personal development and mindful exponential leadership. He has received personalized training from renowned international leaders such as Robin Sharma, John C. Maxwell, Deepak Chopra, Brian Tracy, and Tony Robbins, and completed the Executive Program in Exponential Leadership at one of the most prestigious and advanced universities in the world, Singularity University in Silicon Valley.  Through his conferences, workshops and personal growth retreats, he has touched the personal and professional lives of hundreds of thousands of people. He has positively impacted more than 400 companies in over 25 countries. The New York Times has identified him as “the Latino Larry King”. A member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) in USA. Founder and president of CALA Enterprises Corporation, a content production company focused on leadership, mindfulness, happiness, productivity, and excellence as a culture. President & Founder of Ismael Cala Foundation.

Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business. Socialnomics made Amazon's #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling.

His 2014 book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube was recently nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

He gave the commencement address to 4,000 people at the University of Texas and has given keynotes for Coach, Sony PlayStation, IBM, Facebook, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Cartier, Montblanc, TEDx, Polo, UGG, Nokia, Google, and more.

His work has been featured on almost every media outlet including 60 Minutes, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and ABC News.

Socialnomics was a finalist for the "Book of the Year" and earlier this year Qualman was named a Top 50 Professor in the world. Qualman wrote and produced the world's most watched social media video "Social Media Revolution." In his past, Qualman was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and in 2011 Erik was honored as the Michigan State University Alum of the Year.

He also holds a Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast.