Speakers

Chardoney Juarez
Chardoney’s Brew Lane Coffee
Owner

Chardoney Juarez is a 22-year-old business owner that was born and raised in Thornton, Colorado. Chardoney had just turned 21 years of age when she opened her first business of Chardoney’s Brew Lane Coffee, located right of the Meridian exit next to the WINCO shopping center. The Brew Lane has met it’s first year open on April 9th and as a young entrepreneur, Chardoney has learned that the options are endless, and you are never too young to pursue your dream. The drive and motivation that she contains are highly influenced from her parents who believe that “you can achieve anything, just as long as you are willing to put in the blood, sweat, and tears to make it happen.” And that she did. Growing up her parents taught her the morals of respect, humbleness, and hard work. With two role models by her side, Chardoney rarely feels discouraged on what the business world has to offer based on her age. Her community in the Treasure Valley adore Chardoney’s wisdom and her goal is to try to inspire and motivate as many of the young generation that it is possible to own your own business. It takes sacrifices, but most of all it takes being true to yourself in order to pursue what you want to accomplish in your life. 

 

Christa Sutton
Christa Sutton Coaching
Owner

Christa Sutton began her career as an executive coach in 2010, and has been a personality/communication expert since 2013.  She and her business partners, Jami & Marla Keller co-founded Ideal Personality, LLC (a 3 tiered personality assessment) in 2018.  Christa helps driven business professionals become the best version of themselves through her "Get Off The Damn Hamster Wheel" coaching programs. She is a wife, mother of 6, and Nana of 8 and has lived in Meridian since 2015.

Corey Smith
Tribute Media
Founder and Marketing Strategist

Corey started Tribute Media in 2007. Prior to that, he worked in the office equipment industry for 8 years, served as a Color Systems Specialist for Canon USA and taught graphic design for the Web at the University of Utah. He holds a B.A. in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Corey is an Inbound Marketing Strategist and Founder of Tribute Media, a web marketing agency focused on inbound marketing. Corey is a HubSpot Certified Trainer and led the Tribute Media team to HubSpot Platinum Partner status in early 2018. Over the years, Corey has worked to share his knowledge and talents with others. "I figure that a talent that can’t be shared isn’t a talent worth having," he said. He is the author of two books, Do It Right: A CEO’s Guide to Web Strategy and Tweet It Right: A CEO’s Guide to Twitter. Corey lives in Meridian with his wife Jen and five children.

Dave Lakhani
Bold Approach, Inc.
President

Dave Lakhani is one of the nation's most recognizable experts on applied persuasion, human influence, sales and marketing . He is an award winning author and speaker who has spoken to more than 3 million people in 126 countries around the world over the past decade. Dave is also an Entrepreneur whose companies have made the Inc. 500 list regularly. Dave's background in persuasion is unique, he was raised in a cult from the time he was six until sixteen years of age when he escaped and began studying persuasion, that study continues today. He teaches businesses how to leverage psychological and biological responses to increase sales, change behavior and develop deeper relationships online and offline. A media regular, Dave has been featured in outlets including The Today Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN, Worth, Business 2.0, Sales and Marketing Management, Inc., Inc., Fast Company, and many more.

Erik Bolinder
Exceed Legal
Founding Partner

Erik is a business and real estate attorney for emerging companies, developers, and entrepreneurs. Having been involved in his own startup companies, his passion is helping clients find the best strategies for effective growth and success.
Erik was previously the chief legal counsel for a private Idaho-based commercial investment company involved in startup enterprise incubation, commercial real estate securities investments, and management of over two billion dollars worth of commercial property throughout the United States.
Erik began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri and later served as a commercial litigator for a St. Louis area law firm that specialized in defending businesses in complex litigation matters.
Born and raised in Boise, Erik is actively involved in the community. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Boise Area Salvation Army Community Advisory Board. Previously he has served as President of Leadership Boise, President of the Idaho Chapter of the global Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), and as a board member for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.

 

Jennifer Perez
Indepth Solutions
President

Jennifer Perez is owner and CEO of Indepth Solutions, a national property research company that she founded in 2006 at the age of 23. Indepth Solutions recently won 2nd place as one of Idaho’s best places to work in the 20-49 employee size category. Jennifer is a Boise native and believes in the power of kindness and vulnerability in creating a team that can truly thrive together.

Jennifer Quinn "JennyQ"
JennyQ Live
Video Transformational Trainer & Coach

From small business owner to internationally recognized livestreaming expert, JennyQ jumped into technology with no previous knowledge. As a livestreaming pioneer, she learned what it takes to overcome the barrier of entry and has taught thousands of professionals on how to do the same. JennyQ has conducted over 450 executive level live interviews and over the years she has worked all angles of live video from on-air talent to professional production for small to large brands. JennyQ has helped professionals experience how livestreaming increases their authority, credibility, and top-of-mind awareness.  Her book, "Leverage Livestreaming to Build Your Brand" debuted as a #1 Amazon Best Seller in Podcasts & Webcasts.  

Kelly Shaw
The Bristol Group
Partner

Kelly started his career nearly 30 years ago as a commercial loan officer in the banking system. There he financed business start-ups, operations, and on-going cash needs for businesses. Kelly left banking to become a partner in an investment banking and business consulting firm. He has owned over 15 privately held companies, and is also the founder of a distribution company that was acquired by Cintas, a Fortune 500 Company. He has over 20 years of experience as a mergers and acquisitions advisor with clients throughout the United States. Mr. Shaw is the author of several books including the Complete Guide to Selling Your Business. He and his wife have lived in Idaho for over 20 years and are the parents of 5 children.

Nathen Fox
Zen Fox Strategies
Certified EOS Implementer

Nathen Fox has spent his career helping to build companies with entrepreneurs and in the last 30 years, helped create over $300 million in value and managed deals worth over $200 million. His first entrepreneurial venture, where he was the #2 person in the company, grew from zero to $17MM in 2 years, and today, they are even bigger. In the 30+ companies he's worked with, he has sat in every seat, sales, marketing, operations, finance, HR and IT.  Nathen experienced the wins and, the losses - cash flow sleepless nights, and he has helped a lot of entrepreneurs overcome challenges and obstacles. In 2016, he decided to take all his knowledge and build a system that could spread to many entrepreneurial organizations.  When he was sharing it with a colleague, the colleague said “it sounds like EOS”.  So, he looked at EOS and saw it was a complete system with a proven record of success that achieves the same purposes he was seeking to achieve - help entrepreneurs get what they want from their business, and that’s why he's here with you today. 

Sheila Spangler
Murphy Business & Financial
Business Intermediary, Business Appraiser

Sheila Spangler specializes in business sales, business valuation, buyer searches, negotiation, deal structure, and financing.  Prior to joining Murphy Business & Financial, she led and her own business brokerage firm for several years.  Additionally, she founded and launched the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, and the Women’s Business Center, two business-consulting organizations focused on growth and capital access.  Additionally, she held the position of Vice President-Commercial Lender with several large banking institutions. During her 30-year career in finance as a business intermediary and commercial lender, Sheila originated and closed numerous SBA 7(a) and 504 loans, commercial real estate, and operating capital loans.
She holds the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and the Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) credential from the International Society of Business Appraisers.  She also earned the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association and the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) credential from the Association for Finance Professionals.  Additionally, she is an Idaho real estate broker. She has a master’s level degree from Pacific Coast Banking School, at the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University.  

 

Terry Frisk
B2B CFO
Partner

Terry Frisk is a partner in the firm B2B CFO®, the largest CFO services firm in the nation. He is a CPA with over 35 years of financial and general management experience in many diverse industries focusing on small to medium sized privately held businesses. He is also a Certified Business Transition Expert with experience advising in both business purchase and sale transactions. Terry is a frequent speaker to business groups on the challenges and opportunities of planning a successful business transition. His unique skill set and sterling character make him an ideal partner for business owners seeking to focus their own energies on growing and realizing the value of their businesses.