Upside: Chris McGoff

Chris McGoff is a business builder, best-selling author, investor, speaker and advisor to business leaders throughout the world.

He has founded, partnered, and invested in several companies in industries ranging from service and product companies to real estate and cloud based solution providers. He sits on boards and participates in venture funding to emerging companies. Over the past 35 years, Chris has helped hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of people thrive in the chaos of the modern business environment.

From Silicon Valley to Wall Street, from high tech start-ups to huge government bureaucracies, from the Miracle Mile in Chicago to the war torn streets of Afghanistan, Chris offers understandable, actionable, and time-tested truths about leadership, organizational culture, and getting complicated things accomplished.  Chris McGoff is the author of The PRIMES: How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem, which has become a desk reference for peak performance leaders. His latest book, Match In The Root Cellar: How You Can Spark A Peak Performance Culture was published by ForbesBooks and became a top Amazon best seller.

He is the founder of The Clearing, Inc., a strategic management consulting firm located in Washington, D.C. The Clearing provides consulting, advising, and training services for leaders committed to driving change and causing transformative outcomes for their organizations.


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Rusty Shelton

Rusty Shelton first spoke at Harvard on the changing world of PR and marketing at the age of 23. He is a dynamic keynote speaker, successful entrepreneur, Founder & Chairman of Zilker Media and the co-author of Authority Marketing: Your Blueprint to Build Thought Leadership That Grows Business, Attracts Opportunity, and Makes Competition Irrelevant (ForbesBooks, 2018), which features a foreword from Steve Forbes, and co-author of Mastering the New Media Landscape: Embrace the Micromedia Mindset…

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