Forbes Coaches Council members are appearing on stages all over the world, sharing their trusted expertise in front of global audiences who need it most. And when they’re not speaking live, they’re educating the business world via masterclasses, books and podcasts.

Below, we’re highlighting six members and their big news.

Mike Saunders Hosts “Authority & Influence Virtual Summit”

Mike Saunders, authority positioning coach at Marketing Huddle, is launching a free virtual summit to help coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs dominate their market and establish themselves as the premier expert in their field. 

The summit, which takes place June 25-29, consists of master classes and implementation sessions with 29 world-class experts who reveal their biggest authority and influence secrets and strategies. The online sessions are presented in three modules over five days.

To learn more, visit

KarFei Cheah Speaks at HR API 2.0 Conference in Russia

KarFei Cheah, resident coach and head of learning and culture at Mindvalley, recently spoke at the HR API 2.0 conference in Russia, one of the country’s largest. 

Cheah talked about creating a culture of growth through coaching, using Mindvalley to illustrate. He leads all internal coaching initiatives for his team members and often speaks on the future of work. According to HR API 2.0’s website, KarFei “[shared] the key strategies and initiatives which have helped more than 200 team members in the headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to perform at their peak.”

To view KarFei’s presentation and learn more, click here

Colorado Publication Chooses Maria Popo as One of “20 Female Founders to Watch”

Colorado publication “Boulder Bits” named Maria Popo, founder of AMP10x, as a Female Founder to Watch.

The list of 20 nominated women who “had been recognized by their peers, had started companies that were ambitious and courageous, gave back to their communities in extraordinary ways, and had achieved monumental success in their fields,” according to “Boulder Bits.”

Maria was recognized for leading five successful startups and being a “seasoned leader in technology.”

Check out Maria on the list, here.

Jim Vaselopulos Celebrates 100th Podcast Episode

Jim Vaselopulos, CEO of Rafti Advisors, recently celebrated the 100th episode of “The Leadership Podcast.”

Since its inception, “The Leadership Podcast” has interviewed over 100 thought leaders in business, military and sports in an effort to study and showcase great leadership.

Listen in at and follow “The Leadership Podcast” on social media @westudyleaders.

Tracy Repchuk Takes Book Global, Speaks in Front of International Audience

Tracy Repchuk recently launched her new book, Mission Critical Messengers: How to Deliver a Difference, internationally
As a world-renowned speaker and marketing strategist, Tracy has also been invited to panel the 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit at the World Trade Center in Washington, D.C., in front of 3,000 delegates from 70 nations. The conference is designed to “promote and facilitate international trade between the Americas, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, UAE, with Africa.”
Learn more about the ATIGS 2018 conference here.

Joyel Crawford Invited to Speak by New York Times, NYC Mayor’s Office

Joyel Crawford, CEO and career coach at Crawford Leadership Strategies, was invited by the New York Times Employee Resource Group to be a guest speaker on effective negotiation skills to raise your voice and value. 

She was also recently invited to speak at the NYC Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer for the first Digital Inclusion and Accessibility Conference, where she provided career coaching to the mayor’s employees.

These are just a handful of Forbes Councils members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here. Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team by visiting the “get media exposure” page in your member dashboard.


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