Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
September 28 – October 1, 2022
Times are shown in US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
WED, SEP. 28, 2022
Mastery Meetup and Convocation Members Only
MASTERY MEETUP – Mastery Members Only
Location: Harborside Meeting Room, 3rd Floor
Mastery Meetup will have a live virtual option for each Mastery session.
Member Hack – Michelle Scribner
Lessons I’ve Learned – Mike Michalowicz
CONVOCATION – Convocation Attendees Only
Location: Liberty Meeting Room, 3rd Floor
Convocation is in-person only and will not have a virtual option
WED, SEP. 28, 2022
Location: Hudson Ballroom – 3rd Floor View Map
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
THU, SEP. 29, 2022
Location: Hudson Ballroom – 3rd Floor View Map
ProfitCON will livestream each session for our virtual attendees.
ProfitCON Lunch – Manhattan, 9th Floor
Mastery Luncheon (Mastery Members and Invitation Only) – Harborside, 3rd Floor
FRI, SEP. 30, 2022
Location: Hudson Ballroom – 3rd Floor View Map
ProfitCON will livestream each session for our virtual attendees. Wear your ProfitCON shirt today for our group photo after lunch!
Buffet in Hudson Prefunction, seating in Liberty and Holland, 3rd floor
Location: Smorgasbar – 3 2nd St. (10 min. stroll down the waterfront)
SAT., OCT. 1, 2022
Thank you for special support from…
ProfitCON 2022 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.
The Hyatt Regency Jersey City is located within walking distance to the PATH train or ferry into NYC.
2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Click HERE to view a map of the Hyatt Regency.
Click HERE for map, parking, & transportation details
Chris is a serial entrepreneur and author of the bestselling books, “Virtual Freedom”, and more recently, “Rise of the Youpreneur”.
Based in Cambridge, England, Chris owns and operates several businesses, including the VA recruiting hub, VirtualStaffFinder.com and the personal brand education company Youpreneur.com, that combined house over 350 full-time employees around the world. He’s a trusted international business coach, keynote speaker and podcaster.
Nowadays he spends most of his time mentoring successful entrepreneurs, as well as investing in and advising startup companies and publishing new training content at ChrisDucker.com.
Mike is the creator of Profit First, which is used by hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe to drive profit. Today he leads two new multi-million-dollar ventures, as he tests his latest business research for his books. Mike is a popular main stage keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics.
Linda Ugelow (YOU-guh-low) is a speaking confidence coach with a ground-breaking approach to overcoming the fear of speaking. Formerly stricken with public speaking fear herself, she now helps entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate leaders to transform their experience of speaking from dread to delight whether they speak online or onstage, in the media or the meeting room.
Linda has presented at the Positive Psychology Conference in France and emcee’d a TEDx event in Hungary. She’s also an accomplished musician and dancer having performed in more than 500 shows around the world. Linda hosted the TV show Women Inspired and is the author of the book, Delight In The Limelight: Overcome Your Fear of Being Seen and Realize Your Dreams.
Ron Saharyan is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Profit First Professionals. Ron has over 15 years of experience in managing organizational growth and built multiple companies in the staffing industry prior to launching Profit First Professionals.
PeriSean B. Hall
PeriSean B. Hall is inspiring, engaging and contagiously energetic. She is deeply passionate about helping people hone their unique value individually, interpersonally, and professionally.
Over the course of her 20+ year career, PeriSean has illumined the following professional platforms: seminar/workshop facilitator, news reporter/producer, industry news anchor, itinerate speaker, multimedia show producer, radio personality, worship leader, and emcee and stage performer. PeriSean is CEO & Owner of PeriSean Enterprises, a certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, and author of My Mama Told Me: Motherly Wisdom for Everyday Living, her debut book release.
How many people can say they’ve never worked for anyone else? Selling eggs door-to-door at 14 years old began a lifetime of self-employment. Jeffrey Shaw provides self-employed and small business owners the business and personal development strategies they need to create the business and life of their dreams.
Drawing on his experience as a renowned portrait photographer, Jeffrey shows business owners how to see business through a different lens and strategies to compose the often-chaotic pieces of life and business into sustainable success.
Jeffrey’s TEDx Lincoln Square talk is featured on TED.com, he’s the host of the top-rated podcast, The Self-Employed Life, author of The Self-Employed Life and LINGO, a keynote speaker, LinkedIn Learning instructor, contributing writer to Entrepreneur magazine, and founder of the Self-Employed Business Institute.
Mike J. Agugliaro
Mike Agugliaro has proved the world wrong, and continues to prove the world wrong every day.
Mike’s story starts like the stories of many people—with struggles in his family and in school. In his teen years, he lived on his own and faced one hardship after another. When pushed to the breaking point, and with more questions than answers, young Mike shifted his mindset: even when others would have given up, he decided to prove the world wrong and create a new story for himself.
That one mindset shift sparked a life of transformation and mastery: Mike started on his journey of martial arts when he was 15 years old, and devoted himself to mastery for over 3 decades that led him to creating his own martial arts system in 2009 called Jinsei Ryu Budo.
Mike applied the same mindset shift in his career: as an electrician, he started his own electrical company in 1994. The first years were challenging but little did he know what it would turn into. He kept pushing, he kept proving the world wrong, and he kept leveling up his mindset until success clicked. In just 10 short years, his once-struggling electrical company grew into a $32 million/year home services empire that was acquired by a private equity firm in 2017.
His mindset leveled up again as his focus shifted to serving the home service industry. He built CEO Warrior, the largest training and coaching organization in the world for home service businesses. He grew that company into an industry-transforming success story that helps thousands of service companies collectively generate more than half a billion dollars in additional revenue. Globally, CEO Warrior serves clients in 6 countries. In 2020, at the height of the COVID pandemic (and even when others said it couldn’t be done) he proved the world wrong yet again and brought aboard a large private equity firm to help grow the organization to another level. Now as a board member, Mike is continuing to guide CEO Warrior into a global empire.
Today, Mike runs a business investment firm that invests in high-performing entrepreneurs that want to grow to an exit. He also runs FuDog Group, a peak performance training company that helps people enhance their personal lives, and he’s on a mission to impact 1,000,000 people in 100 countries in 10 years or less.
Mike and his beautiful wife, Jennifer, live at the Jersey Shore. When Mike is not helping others, or spending time at the beach with his wife looking for sea glass, he is practicing martial arts in his dojo. Mike is the author of more than 17 books, and a sought-after speaker who has shared the stage with inspirational experts like Brian Tracy, Larry Winget, Jay Abraham, Mike Michalowicz, Lou Ferrigno, and so many others.
Years ago, most people would have looked at young Mike’s life and assumed that his story would end like so many others. But Mike shifted his mindset to a new level, pushed himself beyond what others thought was possible, wrote a new story of transformation and mastery… and today Mike continues to prove the world wrong and help others write a new story for themselves.
Gena Cox, Ph.D.,
Organizational Psychologist, Executive Coach, Speaker
Dr. Gena Cox is an organizational psychologist and executive coach. She is the author of Leading Inclusion, a groundbreaking guidebook for corporate leaders who want to build inclusive organizations from the top down. Before this, at IBM and Perceptyx, Gena advised leaders in the Fortune 500 and other large global companies on optimizing their leadership impact to build engaging organizational cultures that drive business outcomes.
Gena is a straight shooter who brings warmth and generosity of spirit to her partnerships. A noted voice on human-centered leadership, Gena shows executives how to stop using 2019 behavior to address 2022 workplace challenges. Gena was born in England and raised in Barbados. She now lives in Florida, where she can hear and smell the ocean as she rides her bicycle.
Barry gets small businesses unstuck.
As a small business expert, Barry Moltz gets owners growing again by unlocking their long-forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs, Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners unstuck and marching forward. As a small business expert, Barry applies simple, strategic steps to facilitate change.
Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years.
After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry has branched out into a number of entrepreneurship-related activities. He founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. It is in its fifth reprint and has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean and Thai.
His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence. It has been translated into Korean and German. His third book, “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketing. People now buy experiences and relationships, not products. His fourth book, Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it’s like living in a small town: Your reputation is everything! His fifth book, “How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again” focuses on how to get small business owners making more profits in their company. Barry’s sixth book “Small Business Hacks: 100 Shortcuts to Your Success” with Rieva Lesonsky gives small business owners the key resources to be successful.
Barry’s 7th book, “ChangeMasters: How to Actually Make the Changes You Already Know You Need to Make” is available in April 2022. 1000 free copies are available.
Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has also taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, MSNBC’s Your Business and NPR’s The Tavis Smiley Show. He hosts his own weekly radio program for 12 years, The Small Business Radio Show on AM820, and writes regularly for the American Express Open Forum and other periodicals.
Dr. Sabrina Starling
Dr. Sabrina Starling is the international best-selling author of How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Team Members and The 4 Week Vacation®: The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Taking Your Life Back from Your Business. Named a Top 50 Entrepreneur to Watch in 2022 by Apple News for her mission to disrupt traditional “hustle” culture in entrepreneurship, Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential coach entrepreneurs through business transformations that give them more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than ever. Learn more at www.tapthepotential.com and tune in weekly to the Profit by Design Podcast.
(Speaking at Mastery Meetup only)
Carl Gould is an authority on business growth who advises organizations to get to the next level.
With Carl you get:
- A worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40.
- Award-winning Coach/Mentor Created the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world, and his methodologies are in practice in 35 countries. He has trained, certified, or accredited over 7,000 Business Coaches and Mentors since 2002. Multi-award winner including a Stevie Lifetime Achievement Award
- Chief Growth Advisor at 7 Stage Advisors that has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. Some of the companies he’s helped are companies like Allstate, American Idol, USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill, and the US Army
- Author of multiple books on the subject of business strategy, leadership, and sustainable growth. He co-authored Blueprint for Success with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard; and his best-selling book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success, lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. In 2016, Biz Dev Done Right became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon
- A business keynote speaker – Delivered more than 1,243+ Keynote Speeches. Carl’s dynamic and energetic presentation style has made him one of the most sought-after speakers internationally. He combines practical and impactful content with real-world experience…no theory here! He engages his audiences and keeps them on the edge of their seat. Gould’s content is original, profound, and battle-tested. Speaker Reel – Watch Carl in Action Here…
- 100+ News and Media Appearances
- 300+ Podcast Guest Appearances
- Lecturer – He’s a visiting lecturer at MIT, Rutgers Business School, and the Wits Business School in Johannesburg
Rhamy Alejeal founded People Processes, a provider of integrated, automated HR systems, on October 1st, 2009. Rhamy and his team work with hundreds of companies across the United States, helping them learn how to stop pushing paper and start prioritizing people. In addition, Rhamy serves on the Federal Reserve’s Industry Council on Healthcare, providing insights into employer costs and how they affect businesses in today’s marketplace. He holds a bachelor’s degree in financial economics and an MBA with a focus on economics. His book, People Processes, was an Amazon #1 best seller in the HR category, and one of INC.com’s Top Ten leadership books in 2018.
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 – 10:45 a.m.
7 Stages of Business Success: How To Master the Growth and Scaling of Your Business
In this highly engaging presentation, Carl Gould explains each of the seven stages of the successful development of a business. Utilizing information taken from each member, he will discuss the importance and urgency of understanding your current stage versus your desired stage. Attendees will leave with a plan that they can put into action instantly to grow their business, expand their operations and, ultimately, maximize the salability of their company.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 – 10:30 a.m.
A counter-intuitive approach to overcoming the fear of public speaking
Why do some of us gladly step forward while others shy away from the camera or public speaking, despite having something to say? If you’ve ever watched others take the stage— on video, at conferences, in meetings, or even at your sister’s wedding—and yearned for the confidence to do the same: you can. In this transformational talk, speaking confidence coach Linda Ugelow delivers a holistic methodology that gets to the root of what’s stopping you from sharing your voice.
With real-life stories of conquering performance nerves (including her own), Ugelow takes you on a journey of self-discovery that will reveal how you can free yourself from the anxieties and psychological roadblocks holding you back. You’ll emerge from this talk not just ready to embrace the limelight, but with a new understanding of how you can delight in it, too.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 – 2:45 p.m.
Great Leaders are Also Designated Hitters
Gena Cox, PhD
Nowadays, there is a lot of talent disruption in your and your client’s businesses. Choosing how you respond and coaching your clients to support their business goals must feel like reading tea leaves! This is especially true regarding what some call “diversity and inclusion.” You get conflicting advice. You’re dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t! And you’re not even sure this hot potato belongs on your plate! Gena Cox’ insightful and often humorous talk, highlights what great leaders do when the world is changing, what we can learn from companies that already get it, and what each manager can do to be more inclusive, every day.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 – 4:00 p.m.
Work Supports Life
Sabrina Starling, PhD, PCC, BCC
Entrepreneurship is in crisis. Dr. Sabrina’s latest research reveals almost 9 out of 10 entrepreneurs are experiencing symptoms of burnout, struggling to get through each week, laying awake at night worrying about payroll, employee issues, and the endless list of things needing attention. We are two times more likely than the general population to suffer depression, 70% more likely to experience addiction and our divorce rate is 5 to 10 times higher than the general population. Grinding it out is grinding us up!
YET, while all this is going on, entrepreneurs are responsible for two-thirds of net new jobs and 44% of US economic activity.
We are amazing!
And, Dr. Sabrina can’t help but wonder: How much more are we capable of when we are thriving?
Dr. Sabrina’s research with over 225 entrepreneurs reveals critical gaps in our mindset and our business systems that keep us working unnecessarily hard, sacrificing our health and important relationships all for the sake of our businesses. Dr. Sabrina’s message of small steps forward, taken in a consistent direction lead to big change over time, make these numerous benefits for the entrepreneur, team and company accessible to entrepreneurs everywhere.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
The Business of YOU!: How to Build, Market and Monetize a Future-Proof Business
Times have changed. Again. The social web has your prospective customers clamouring for information, desperate for high quality education and excited at the thought of being entertained by a real person. Led by bestselling author and serial entrepreneur, Chris Ducker, this highly interactive, engaging session will show you how important it is to utilize the power of content marketing, the social web and your expertise to catapult yourself to ‘expert’ status in your industry, resulting in turning you into the future-proof, profitable entrepreneur you know you can be!
Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 – 9:45 a.m.
7 Customer Acquisition Strategies
- Learn my Hug Marketing Strategy for customer acquisition
- Develop a Business Model of Multiples serving multiple audiences with multiple income streams
- Create a stand out brand message that enables you to be seen no matter how noisy the market.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 – 11:00 a.m.
ChangeMasters: How to Make the Changes You Need Now in Your Business and For the Rest of Your Life
Many small business owners know what they need to change the way they do things inside their company to be successful. But when it comes time to making that change, most hesitate or fail to take the necessary action. Why do most people consistently fail to make changes that they know would make a significant difference at their companies? Based on original research, Barry shows the key steps to breaking this harmful pattern and becoming the “ChangeMaster” that your business so desperately needs to be successful in the future.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 – 11:45 a.m.
Embrace Your Greatness
We are in shaky times. Times like these call for the great in you because the status quo is no more, and the old you won’t do. Oftentimes, many of us don’t know “the real” me or you until we are thrust into a great awakening.
This talk is designed to show you how to unlock and embrace the real you amid tumultuous times. And by the end of this talk, you will be equipped with the keys to: employ real success in business and life, make your life impactful and purposeful, and live your dreams out loud!
Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 – 3:15 p.m.
If You Want To 10x Anything, You Have To 20X Yourself. Escape The Rat Trap And Grow Quicker!
Change can be a scary thing, but it’s the key to true growth in your business. And if you’re looking to 10X your business, you need to 20X yourself – the actions you take in your own life will drive the change you want to see in your business. In this session, Mike will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone so you can unlock your growth!