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Hélène Courault Touré with Alliance Française d’Atlanta

MBRHélène Courault Touré/Alliance Française d’Atlanta LinkedinFacebookTwitter

Alliance Française d’Atlanta is a part of a worldwide network, created in 1912. It is an independent member-supported non-profit organization. Hélène is in charge of school management, cultural events, fundraising & accounting. She manages a French language school of 850 students per year as well a cultural organization of 1,000 members.  Hélène manages a team of 5 full time and 18 teachers.


Victor Antonio with Sellinger Group, Matt Andrew with Uncle Maddios Pizza Joint, Jodie Charlop with Exceleration Partners and Jim Hackler – The Urbane Environmentalist


Victor Antonio/Sellinger Group FacebookLinkedinTwitter

Keynote speaker on sales motivation, Victor Antonio has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an MBA and built a 20 year career as a top sales executive and then CEO of a high-tech company.

His success in sales and management also helped him establish channels internationally. He has conducted business in: Europe, Asia, Latin America, UAE, Australia, South Africa and The Middle East.

Victor has shared the big stage with some of the top business speakers in the nation including: Rudy Giuliani, Zig Ziglar, Dr. Robert Schuller, Paul Ortellini (CEO of Intel), John May (CEO of FedEx Kinkos) and many other top business speakers.

Specialties: keynote speaker on sales & motivation, sales training, sales trainer, sales motivation, sales presentation, public speaker, strategic selling, keynote speaker, business motivation, motivational speaker.

Matt Andrew/Uncle Maddio’s

Celebrating its 5th year, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is the original create-your-own fast casual pizza restaurant. Operating 18 restaurants in six states, Uncle Maddio’s is the fastest growing fast casual pizza brand in the US, with an additional 35 franchise restaurants in development for 2014, and 165 units committed through its franchisee network. Uncle Maddio’s pizzas are completely customizable, made-to-order, and served up in just six minutes for under $7. Uncle Maddio’s offers four pizza sizes, three types of crusts, including gluten-free, six sauces, and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free. The freshest and largest menu in the category, Uncle Maddio’s also serves toasted paninis and gourmet salads — all prepared with locally sourced ingredients and salad dressings that are made daily. Based in Atlanta, Uncle Maddio’s management team is the most experienced in the fast casual pizza category. Uncle Maddio’s has targeted Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Jodie Charlop/Exceleration Partners Linkedin

Jodie Charlop, NCC, CMC is Founding Partner of Exceleration Partners. Jodie Charlop understands how to help leaders transform from technically brilliant producers to powerful leaders. Her background as a former communication executive combined with advanced study of human behavior brings her clients a unique intersection of business, communication, and human understanding. She advises emerging leaders and executives on how to take a holistic view of their professional path, and ensure they are not only relevant to their organization and industry, but also, building a career and life that matters.

While Jodie works with professionals across industries and the Fortune 500, she is particularly attuned to helping professionals – especially women – hone in on sabotaging behaviors and limiting beliefs. She challenges women to get out of the production trap of work, seize control of their lives and build a healthy relationship with power and influence. She teams with her coaching and consulting partners on developing coaching, learning and leadership development programs that build awareness, conscious choice and tenacity. Jodie speaks and teaches regularly on topics of emotional intelligence, executive effectiveness, career strategy, leadership development, and power and influence.

Jim Hackler/The Urbane Environmentalist PinterestLinkedinTwitter

As a multi-platform journalist and new media content manager, Jim Hackler is a leader in turning complex, technical information into compelling content. He founded the Urbane Environmentalist LLC., a new approach to communicating the benefits of green living and home construction in an accessible and understandable way. As the former head of two of the country’s leading green building initiatives (U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes and the Southeast’s EarthCraft House program), Jim brings a unique industry insider’s perspective on what it means to be green. His professional background also includes broadcast and print journalism where he worked in local television news and CNN, edited GoodCents, and contributed to Green Builder, Delta Sky, LoftLife, and Natural Home. Jim is also a national recognized speaker and trainer sharing his expertise at workshops, start-up accelerators and national conferences (including TEDx Peachtree).

He’s been adjunct faculty at Georgia State University and served as a mentor for the Habitat International Entrepreneur Program, Georgia Tech’s Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and HUB Atlanta. Jim holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Florida.


Amy Baxter with MMJ Labs and Aly Moler with Frozen Pints


Amy Baxter, MD/MMJ Labs FacebookTwitter

Amy Baxter is the CEO of MMJ Labs LLC. Amy  is an Inventor, engineer, educator and enthusiast in chief to eliminate needless pain. Running the company, lecturing, and working to spread the Buzz are her primary duties, but she also has been known to break down the ever-accumulating boxes.

Aly Moler/Frozen Pints FacebookTwitter

Aly Moler is the co-founder of Frozen Pints craft beer ice cream. Launching just over a year ago, Frozen Pints is the first product to market of its kind and can be found in more than 130 retail spots and restaurants in metro Atlanta, Macon, Peachtree City, Sewanee, Woodstock and Athens, Georgia, and is now available at the Georgia Dome. Using the finest craft beers and freshest local ingredients, Frozen Pints manufactures five distinct flavors out of Atlanta, Georgia: Peach Lambic, Honey IPA, Brown Ale Chip, Malted Milk Chocolate Stout, and Vanilla Bock and offers specialty and seasonal flavors throughout the year. Frozen Pints also unveiled branded ice cream carts and single serve portions that come with a spoon that are available for events and venues to order.