BIOS

Caleb Gardner is an insatiably curious strategy consultant with unique professional experience, from startups to nonprofits, from Fortune 100 clients to presidents. In addition to a formidable career in private sector at Edelman and Bain & Company, Caleb was the lead digital strategist for President Obama’s political advocacy group, OFA, bringing his unique leadership to one of the largest digital programs in existence.

Now as the co-founder and managing partner of 18 Coffees, a strategy and innovation firm for the mission economy, Caleb helps build capability within businesses trying to change the world, powered by a community of 21st century talent. 18 Coffees has worked with innovators and upstarts, nonprofits and foundations, and enterprise and legacy companies to help them solve problems, bring ideas to life, and get a foothold in the future.

For 20 years Marie has revolutionized small-midsized business marketing and sales in the Chicagoland area and internationally with her sales and marketing agency and speeches. Marie has taken those successful years of experience and shares her story of resilience to connect her audiences to their WHY, their inner purpose, and threads that through a variety of impactful sales and marketing strategies.

A powerful voice for diversity and women in business, solopreneurs and business owners, Marie delivers content that moves past the theoretical and into powerful tools and techniques that audience members can put to work immediately.
Marie has rocked out on over 400 stages that have included the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Coalition, Women Tech Founders Conference, Tech Nexus, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference and Swedish Covenant Hospital Gala. She was also the proud recipient of the WTF 2017 Leadership award for Marketing & Media.

Dr. Susy Francis Best is the founder of Thrive Consulting Inc. Thrive seeks to enrich, empower and equip leaders to achieve their goals increasing their outcomes and effectiveness.

Thrive seeks to equip leaders to achieve and exceed goals while increasing influence and team by in by providing tools and resources.

Thrive also helps increase leadership effectiveness by providing tools that allow leaders to achieve goals exceed goals increase outcomes while having higher relatability to their team.

Leaders are equipped with an enhanced ability to achieve and exceed goals while increasing team buying, inspiring leaders or creating an aha moment that allows a person to grow exponentially in their best self that in turns is contagious in positively affecting those they lead and the culture they are responsible for.

My name is Rotimi and I’m excited about helping you find your purpose. I am passionate about teaching, coaching, empowering  and mentoring.

I am the founder and president of GodKulture, a network of professionals with a mission of empowering our members to touch the world with love through creative projects. 

Through my creative agency, Kingdom Branding, I provide design consultation to leaders and businesses in multiple fields. I also own Godkulture Publishing, a platform through which I empower authors to bring their stories and ideas to life.

I love writing stories filled with captivating imagery. A songwriter and speaker, I also host conferences, workshops and speak at events. 

I’ld love to see you at PurposeFest.