Taylor Pearson is an entrepreneur, marketer, and philosopher. He consults with authors, entrepreneurs, and CEOs about how to find clarity and confidence in their businesses, expand their marketing through thought leadership, and scale their internal business systems. A previous editor of the top rated business podcast, Tropical MBA, Taylor also hosted Concierge Medicine Radio, a weekly online radio show and podcast interviewing thought leaders, influencers, and physicians practicing direct pay and concierge medicine. He writes about business, entrepreneurship, and philosophy over at TaylorPearson.me.
Geraldine DeRuiter is the hand and mind behind Everywhereist.com, listed as one of TIME Magazine’s Top 25 blogs of 2011, and Forbes Magazine’s Top 10 Lifestyle blogs. She describes her enterprise as “a travel blog for the accidentally adventurous” and is known for her self-deprecating and hilarious stories, as well as her impeccable tourist attraction and restaurant reviews. A former freelance editor and copywriter, Geraldine now spends most of her time traveling across the globe with her husband, Rand Fishkin. She has explored and written about several destinations across Americas, Europe, and Asia, and pens down her experiences in various forms like blogs, infographics, photographs, tips, advice, and open letters.
Recognized by Forbes as the most influential woman in social media, Ann Handley is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the world’s first Chief Content Officer. A veteran of creating and managing digital content to build relationships for organizations and individuals, Ann co-founded ClickZ.com, which was one of the first sources of interactive marketing news and commentary, and she is Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a training and education company with the largest community of marketers in its category. She is the author of Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Ridiculously Good Content and co-author of the best-selling book on content marketing, Content Rules. A monthly columnist for Entrepreneur magazine and a member of the LinkedIn Influencer program, Ann speaks to audiences worldwide about growing their businesses by using content, social media, and other digital tools. Boasting more than 200,000 followers on Twitter, Ann also writes about content, marketing, and life over at AnnHandley.com
Maisie Smith is a freelance writer, storyteller, and blogger. She runs her own company, Audacious Muse Writing Studio, which inspires and supports businesses looking to break free from the ordinary and challenge the status quo through creative content, compelling social media strategies, and telling better stories. She previously worked in the advertising industry for ten years and was a personal trainer in her own fitness studio. She will be launching her new website, The Beer Muse, in January 2015, which will offer real interviews with dedicated brewmasters and insights that celebrate the grit and creativity at the heart of craft brewing.