Topics & Speakers

The Abounding Business Conference will empower business owners by sharing insights on the following topics:

  • The Myth of Work-Life Balance
  • Finding Your WHY (What Drives You to PROFIT)
  • Profiting by Pursuing Your Passion
  • Finding Your Purpose (business is about more than just making money)
  • Digital Marketing Blueprint (The A to Z’s of Online Marketing)
  • Becoming a Speaker or Author
  • Financial Management Strategies of the Wealthy
  • Getting Unstuck (What is Holding You Back from Success)
  • More to Come!


Jill Schiefelbein

Combine an entrepreneurial thinker, a college professor, a professional speaker and a business communication expert, and you get Jill Schiefelbein.

From analyzing documents obtained from military raids of terrorist camps to assess communication strategies, to starting and managing an online education office serving over 60,000 students, to her own entrepreneurial ventures, Jill has successfully created and executed communication strategies helping people and companies solve problems and enhance their bottom line.

She’s an author of one of the best-selling business communication textbooks, has an international video presence on YouTube, and is excited to bring her energy and communication prowess to the Abounding Business Conference as your emcee!

A sampling of past and current clients includes Charles Schwab, Safelite Auto Glass, University of Nebraska Online Worldwide, the Global Institute of Sustainability, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, Cengage-Wadsworth, and Progressive Business Publications.

Learn more about Jill’s businesses at and or contact her at


Our Speaker Line Up includes:

Tamara McCleary
Tamara McCleary

Tamara McCleary is an expert in relationships and organizational culture. As an internationally recognized speaker, author, connector and mentor who is ranked in the Top 1% of global Social Media Influencers, Tamara presents keynotes and workshops on topics of organizational culture, worklife satisfaction, building high performance teams, and women’s empowerment. Tamara is the creator of the trademarked RelationShift® method. Her in-person workshops and online educational courses provide inspiration and critical knowledge to large organizations, small groups, and individuals on how to create successful relationships from the boardroom to the bedroom. Tamara’s mission is to improve lives and transform businesses by helping others shift their relationships from suffering to sensational.




Dr. Matt Mannino
Dr. Matt Mannino

Dr. Matt Mannino speaks to companies, executives, entrepreneurs, and students who are poised and hungry for growth. He uses his 25 years of combined experience with the Neurosciences, Quantum Physics, and Supernatural principles of success to create personal, team, and global transformation. Dr. Matt’s trainings and presentations are content rich, relevant, and have immediate application. His unique and effective system of personal transformation is designed to produce spontaneous and lasting results both personally and professionally.

Using the principles he now teaches, Dr. Matt built one of the largest solo Chiropractic practices in the nation. He created his Personal Development company, Source Trainings, to empower others in achieving their dreams through a unique blend of the Science of Success and the Supernatural Laws that govern it. Utilizing accelerated learning techniques and high impact experiential presentations, Dr. Matt engages his seminar participants and keynote audiences to truly transform their lives by exposing and eliminating root causes of life’s challenges versus merely treating symptoms.



Keith Hall


Keith serves as President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed, the premier resource for micro-business owners and the self-employed. Representing over 23 million self-employed business owners, the NASE provides education and support for the nation’s smallest business owners and provides a voice in Washington DC advocating small business equity in legislation. Keith has testified on multiple occasions before both the House and Senate Small Business Committees, has appeared on CNN and CSPAN as well as hundreds of radio programs across the country promoting small business issues. His tax and small business expertise has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New Your Times, and even Good Housekeeping. Of his many opportunities to make a difference for small business owners his passion remains answering tax and financial questions every day directly from NASE members.



Pamela Yellen
Pamela Yellen

Financial security expert Pamela Yellen is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, including her latest, The Bank On Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future. Pamela investigated over 450 different financial products, vehicles and strategies over the last 25 years in her search for an alternative to the risk and volatility of traditional investments. Pamela has spoken to more than 1,000 groups worldwide and has appeared on every major TV and radio network. Her articles and interviews have appeared in thousands of major publications and websites. Pamela’s passion is showing business owners and professionals how to grow your retirement savings safely and predictably, how to get access to capital for your business without begging for it or applying for it, and how to take back control of your money and finances.



Marlon Smith
Marlon Smith

Marlon Smith is on a mission. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. As a college student, Marlon’s proudest moment came when he founded Street Academics, a high school youth mentoring program, where college students provided mentoring and leadership development for high school and middle school students. This was the beginning of Marlon’s life-long commitment to making a positive difference with his life.

On January 15, 1992, Marlon listened to his heart and resigned from Hewlett-Packard to follow his mission of inspiring more individuals and communities to be their best. As a keynote inspirational speaker, Marlon has been blessed with opportunities to teach and empower corporations, schools, organizations, and communities in 45 states and 16 countries throughout the world. Because of his unique presentation style and impact, Marlon has traveled abroad on numerous speaking tours throughout the former Soviet Union (in Moscow, Gorney-Altay, Kazakhstan), Canada, Mexico, Japan, England, the Caribbean, Botswana, LeSotho, Ghana, Swaziland, Australia, and South Africa.

Marlon opened a Success By Choice office in South Africa where he produced the “Motivational Mondays” television series and “Success is Your Choice” radio program.

Marlon was featured in ESSENCE Magazine as one of the top motivational speakers. Contributing to the Tony Robbins’ Global Youth Leadership Summit for 16 consecutive years, sharing the speaker platform with Les Brown, being a contributing author to the international best-selling “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, and being a semi-finalist for Oprah’s BIG GIVE program, Marlon feels blessed to share insights that produce results.

Today, Marlon and his wife Syreeta live in Charlotte, North Carolina where they are raising their daughter Jade and son Cory.


Darin Adams
Darin Adams


Darin Adams is an award-winning TV personality who has spent 30 years in the broadcasting industry. Much of that career was spent working with entrepreneurs and small business owners, helping them get the marketing they needed. Now he has left the lights of the TV studio and is a noted speaker and author, helping entrepreneurs discover how to get organized, save time and grow their business while still loving the passion of doing what they do best.





Anthony Kirlew
Anthony Kirlew

Anthony Kirlew is a veteran digital marketing expert and business consultant. He launched his first Internet Marketing Firm in 1999 and sold it in 2003 and has built numerous successful businesses over the past decade. Among his business interests, he is the Founder of AKA Internet Marketing (a small business digital marketing firm), the Co-Founder of Imagine WOW! (a digital marketing agency serving large brands), and the Executive Director of the Abounding Business Conference.

Anthony is a sought after speaker, a frequent guest blogger, and has been an expert resource for local and national media on topics of business and marketing for over a decade. He is the author of The Internet Marketing Guide for Small Business and a contributing author to Media Magnetism: How to Attract the Favorable Publicity You Want and Deserve and Office for One: The Sole Proprietor’s Survival Guide. His work has been featured in Social Media Today,, Mashable, and several other publications.