Lori Canova has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County since 1997. Under her leadership, the organization has grown from two Dreamer cohorts to 17, serving over 1,000 students and their families in four communities (Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Carbon Valley) within two of the largest school districts in Colorado (Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley.)
Lori helped start the local Mentors Matter group which focuses on recruitment of mentors, especially mentors of color. She also helped launch a county-wide collaborative school supply drive, Crayons to Calculators and is a co-founder and co-chair of a collective impact initiative called Dream Big focusing on closing the achievement and opportunity gap in Boulder County. Prior to joining "I Have A Dream, Lori was the Program Director for Big Brothers of Metro Denver; a Program Director for the Mental Health Association of Colorado; the Director of SB94 Juvenile Diversion Program for Jefferson Center for Mental Health; and an Adolescent Counselor for Human Services, Inc.
Lori has a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver and completed her undergraduate work in Social Work at Colorado State University. Lori served on the board of directors for Foothills United Way from 2005-2007 and was chair of the board for Volunteers in Prevention from 1993-1995. In 2010, Lori received the Woman of the Year award from the Boulder Professional Women Group. In 2015, Lori received the Partnership Award from Boulder Housing Partners and was awarded the Women Who Light the Community Award from the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on CBS on-demand radio network Play.It. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world's most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of three bestselling business books, The Mirror Test, Running the Gauntlet and Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today and a member of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame.
Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBCs Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and C-Suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.
In a sea of boring and outdated business advice, John is changing the conversation on how small business owners approach taxes, profit and the path to growth. As the CEO of Financial Gravity, he’s helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to find legal, moral and ethical ways to lower their tax, raise profit and create wealth. The result? His clients can finally start living their American Dream – a key reason they started their business in the first place.
David is an ex-Olympic level athlete turned business multimillionaire. He is a Wall Street Journal and Business Week best- selling author of 9 business and financial books, including co-authoring SCALE with Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman.
David is the founder and CEO of Maui Mastermind®, one of the world's premier business coaching company which has worked with over 100,000 business owners, helping them grow their companies and get their lives back. Davids clients enjoy an average annual growth rate of 64.2% while at the same time increase their companies Owner Independence by an average of 97.4% per year. Over the past 20 years, David and the other Maui coaches and advisors have personally started and scaled companies with an aggregate value of $63 billion.
His weekly business owner e-letter is read by 100,000 business owners around the world and his syndicated business articles on Inc.com and Huffingtonpost.com garner over 150,000 readers every year. His work has been featured in such prestigious media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, International Business Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, MSNBC, and Inc. Magazine.
An in-demand keynote speaker, Davids message of how to grow a business by strengthening its core systems, team, and culture has galvanized business audiences around the globe.
He and his wife Heather, and their three young sons live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
John Bryant is the owner of No-Li Brewhouse in Spokane, USA.
He has a twenty-five-year industry track record that began at The Rainer Brewery in Seattle, WA. John's beer industry positions include National Brand Manager of Henry Weinhard’s, vice president of sales and marketing at Deschutes Brewery, chief operating officer of Odell Brewing, president of Oskar Blues Brewery and owner of No-Li Brewhouse.
John has served on the Association of Brewers Board, Brewers Association of America Board, received the 2011 Colorado Brewers Guild Directors Award, past President of the Inland N.W. Craft Brewers Association and is currently the vice president of the Washington Brewers Guild.
Jay Irwin is an adventurous soul who is determined to inspire people through wilderness experiences. During a 23-year rewarding career in the computer software industry, Jay had the opportunity to lead and inspire companies to enhance their productivity and success through innovative software solutions. He created entrepreneurial initiatives within some of the largest software companies in the world.
After a year-long sabbatical, Jay has successfully rounded the corner on combining his love of adventure with his desire to make a positive difference in other people's lives. He teaches audiences, from inner-city youth to executives, how to bring the gifts learned from wilderness experiences into daily life to create powerful and long-lasting change.
Jay is an avalanche survivor, Ironman finisher, avid skier and backpacker, and a foolhardy mountain biker, but his underlying passion is being a dedicated father. Jay is also a board member of cityWILD, a local nonprofit bringing adventure, and leadership to culturally diverse, inner-city youth.
Craig Ballantyne is called The World's Most Disciplined Man by his friends and coaching clients. He's also the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life, and creator of the world-famous fat-burning workout system, Turbulence Training.
Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years, and he teaches his clients to get more done, make more money, and still get home in time for dinner. Craig discovered his talent for helping stressed-out executives and entrepreneurs achieve extraordinary results in every area of life after overcoming his crippling anxiety attacks in 2006. During his struggles, Craig discovered The 5 Pillars of Success, which you can use to make more money, lose weight, find the love of your life, and overcome any obstacle in your way.