Tamara Diahann, Doug Norwood, Jeff Waller, Courtney Moss, Rick Crain
Rick Crain/Breakthrough Business Solution
Rick Crain (guest co-host) is the Founder and CEO of Breakthrough Business Solutions, an Atlanta based consulting firm specializing in Business and Leadership solutions for fast growth companies. His career stems from over three decades in leadership roles for the world’s largest employer services company where he was responsible for $300M in processing revenue. Rick has taken two startups to $15M and $45M respectively. He has won multiple industry awards for excellence in service and innovation.
Rick is one of the founding partners and co-developers of DrawSuccess, a fun and innovative process that transforms teams to high-performing based on playing a board game. He holds numerous certifications including Business Coaching, Executive Coaching, Master Executive Coach Trainer, Project Management, and Strategic Organizational Leadership. Rick plays Senior Men’s Baseball to keep his competitive edge.
Courtney Moss/City Club of Buckhead
Courtney Mercedes Moss is originally from Douglasville, GA the only child of Mignon and Gary. Courtney attended a small private school K- 12th . After high school, she attended the University of West Georgia for four years and graduated July 2013 with a degree in Public Relations and minor in Marketing. Throughout college, Courtney interned with Cumulus Media where she earned recognition on the Dean’s list and received the Professional Development Award. Courtney was actively involved on campus as a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority, American Marketing Association, and Public Relations Student Society of America.
After graduation, Courtney accepted a Concierge position with the City Club of Buckhead in September and was promoted to the Asst. Membership Director in December where she performs sales related activities, marketing, and hosting new member orientations and networking events. Courtney has been with CCB for six months and currently a member of Junior Chamber International and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
City Club of Buckhead is a private fine Dining, Social, Business and Athletic Club that is located on the 18th and 19th floors of the Atlanta Financial Center in the heart of Buckhead. City Club offers exquisite cuisine, premiere service, a state of the art fitness facility with personal trainers, a private indoor pool and deluxe spa services. You also will always be amazed and impressed by the dining experience at City Club. Their menu changes seasonally and we offer a daily special at both lunch and dinner. Our many complimentary monthly networking events create exposure for you and your business while establishing both personal and professional relationships with Buckhead business leaders.
Doug Norwood/Swarm Agency
Doug Norwood is an accomplished, innovative business development and marketing professional with more than 25 years of proven success in delivering revenue and building brands in highly competitive business environments. Carrying a diverse background of agency and corporate marketing, Doug has driven profitable successes in CPG, technology, telecom, hospitality and retail with particular focus in the areas of sports, entertainment, events and online marketing. With extensive experience across all disciplines of marketing, as well as ecommerce and business development, Doug has created and executed successful growth programs for powerhouse companies and brands such as General Mills, Pillsbury, InterContinental Hotels, Comcast, Best Buy, Miller Brewing, Rent.com, EarthLink, Sears, SC Johnson, Office Depot and many others.
Doug has earned a reputation for developing and growing long-term, high-value relationships while providing senior leadership and strategic management to the development of ideas that drive business and profitability.
Jeff Waller/7 Mindsets
Jeff is a leading expert on youth achievement. He has dedicated the last decade to studying and understanding the critical elements that define high achievers. Jeff’s work is currently impacting over 50,000 students globally and coauthored The 7 Mindsets to Live Your Ultimate Life.
Tamara Diahann/BOSSNews Atlanta
California born Tamara Diahann is the Founder and Editor of BOSSNews Atlanta the “Publication for the Female Over-Achiever.” While trying to expand her personal training company back in 2011, Tamara found it difficult to find one location for sound better business advice and resources. Taking the saying “be the change you want to see in the world” literally, Tamara launched BOSSNews in September of 2013. Its purpose is to become the hub of information for personal and professional development for female executives and entrepreneurs around the country.
The publication is released seasonally and features marketing articles, beauty advice, local female trendsetters, business operation tips, women’s health, recaps from local events, regional business news/climate, etc In the spring of 2014 Tamara, along with Executive Producer Sole Profit will be taking a portion of her publication “The BOSS Spotlight” beyond the pages of her magazine and turning it into a talk show called A-List Weekly “Where Entertainment Meets Business.” This hybrid of “Live with Kelly & Michel” and 106&Park offers entrepreneurs and entertainers a marketing platform unlike any other currently available.
Tamara prides herself for being a fearless trendsetter and believes the only thing standing in the way of who you are and who God wants you to be is… well you. “There’s nothing to it but to do it.” Is one of the many famous sayings of Tamara’s father Eugene Bradley, and words she lives by and hopes to encourage others to do the same. Her mantra is “Unapologetically live the life you were designed to live.” For more information please visit the listed links. BOSSNews Atlanta “The Publication for the Female Over-Achiever”