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Zain Shauk: Vertical Farming Pioneer, Co-Founder & CEO of Dream Harvest

Named a “Top Houston Innovator to Know,” Zain Shauk, co-founder and CEO of Dream Harvest, is a Houston-based entrepreneur whose team has made major strides over the past few months in the Houston innovation scene. His company, Dream Harvest, is a Houston-based vertical farming pioneer founded to combat the increasing problem of food and resource waste through enhanced sustainable farming. In addition, its indoor farming operation boasts 400 times the yield of an outdoor farm, using 95 percent less water and zero pesticides. Today, Dream Harvest delivers fresh produce to 46 Whole Foods locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, as well as Sweetgreen stores across Texas.

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Tia Graham: #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of ”Be A Happy Leader”

Tia Graham is the author of the business book, Be A Happy Leader: Stop the Overwhelm, Thrive Personally, and Achieve Killer Business Results, a proven, easy to follow 8-step methodology. It shows the reader how to be the type of boss that people want to work for―forever. Her leadership expertise has been featured in CNN, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, and Thrive Global. Tia has worked with dozens of global companies including Four Seasons, Hilton Hotels, Unilever, and The American Heart Association, with her company, Arrive At Happy. Prior to running Arrive At Happy, she led sales & marketing teams at luxury hotels in the United States and Turkey for brands such as W Hotels, Westin, and The London.

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Nancy Poole: Yoga Teacher, Founder of The Holo Collective

Nancy Poole is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She teaches creative and unique Hatha yoga that incorporates flexibility, strength, and—most importantly—mindfulness.

 

Off the mat, Nancy is a healthcare Director of Operations. She graduated from UCLA in Linguistics & Psychology and obtained her post-baccalaureate in pre-med from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. Nancy has attended and organized a variety of leadership conferences primarily hosted by female leaders, and when she isn’t teaching, she is learning. In her free time, Nancy embraces the joy of travel, photography, and her passion for coffee.

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Bri Seeley: The Entrepreneur Coach

The Entrepreneur Coach, Bri Seeley, helps entrepreneurs create long-term, sustainable and scalable success… on their terms! Bri distills her 14-years of real world experience into digestible, tangible tools to help entrepreneurs thrive and profit. Bri is a 2020 Stevie Award winner for both Coach and Woman of the Year, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and author of the best-selling Permission to Leap. Her expertise has been featured in over 50 press outlets and hundreds of podcasts. Bri is also the top ranked ‘Entrepreneur Coach’ on Google.

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Merle Singer: Relationship Expert, Author, Entrepreneur

Merle is an author, coach, teacher and speaker. Her most recently released book is called CRACKING THE RELATIONSHIP CODE, The Key to Happy Relationships at Home and Work. As the Relationship Miracle Worker, she teaches you to work your own miracles in your own relationships in your own life. She has a Bachelors and Masters degree and she has been happily married for over 50 years, so she has a unique perspective. But what also sets her apart is her driving reason for teaching about relationship; she wants everyone to know that “it only takes one.” Whether, single, married, working. Wherever the relationship is, “It only takes one” to change that relationship, and she can show you how.

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William Hung: Viral American Idol Contestant, Entrepreneur, Author

Our guest today is someone who is willing to bet on himself. William Hung was just another college kid with dreams for Hollywood back in 2004. But he gambled with his American Idol audition, and managed to become a symbol of hope for people who want to chase their dreams. Since then, he has become an entertainer, speaker, and professional poker player.

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Joel Block: Futurist, Venture Capitalist, Founder of Bullseye Capital

Joel’s a futurist, longtime venture capitalist & hedge fund manager (gobbledygook for professional investor) who lives in a Shark Tank like on TV. Initially a professional BlackJack player, counting cards and beating casinos in Las Vegas, Joel later built and sold his publishing company to a Fortune 500. Joel’s cage-rattling keynotes expose Wall Street insights and the inside track on high-velocity innovation – empowering businesses to predict and prepare for their futures.