Julie Ziglar Norman
Norman shared the Get Motivated platform with her legendary father, motivational icon Zig Ziglar, for several years before becoming the dynamic, disarming and refreshingly transparent inspirational speaker and author she is today. She is comfortable speaking to a small group of 25 or a venue of 25,000. Her unique experience of being raised by the motivators’ motivator has given her a perspective on life and work that keeps her audiences laughing, crying and taking notes.
Continuing her father’s Legacy of Encouragement is an honor and a privilege that Julie never expected or sought but her willingness to accept the challenge is inspiring audiences in America and abroad. Her vibrant style of delivery, her honest and transparent assessment of life, and her willingness to share intimate details of personal failures, as well as personal triumphs, has made her a popular crowd favorite.
As her famous father once did, Julie has shared the platform with greats like General Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Dr. Robert Schuller, Joe Montana, Lou Holtz, Steve Forbes, Sarah Palin, Goldie Hawn, Bill Cosby and many others. Julie’s client list includes Fortune 500 Companies, Non-profits, Network Marketing Firms, Christian Women’s Ministries, Pregnancy Resource Centers, Christian and Secular Foundations and Associations, as well as Hospice Care Organizations.
Julie served as her father’s editor for almost 20 years and is a winner of the coveted Guideposts Writers Workshop contest. Her background in sales, business management, and the service industry allows Julie to share principles, tools and concepts that foundationally change and improve a company’s bottom line potential. Her latest book, Growing Up Ziglar: A Daughter’s Broken Journey from Heartache to Hope, was released by Guideposts Publishers in May of 2012.
Julie lives in the sleepy little town of Alvord, Texas with her beloved husband of 31 years, Jim Norman. They have four wonderful children, twelve amazing grandchildren, two precious great-grandchildren, three rescued cats, four rescued dogs and two on purpose horses.
Larry H. Goins is a real estate investor, mentor and speaker. Larry is the co-founder and oversees operations of Investor’s Rehab, Inc., a real estate investment company that buys and wholesales 10-15 houses per month to other investors at 70% of ARV. He is also licensed as a mortgage lender, mortgage broker, Real Estate Broker and General Contractor. He is a member of the North Carolina Association of Mortgage Professionals and a member of the National Association of Mortgage Professionals.
Larry entered the real estate investment business as a means to achieve financial independence and create wealth for his family. He subscribes to the mantra, “You must see it before you can become it.”
He is sincerely concerned about his students’ success and believes that the desire to be successful must be followed by “massive action.” Larry’s main philosophy is to put people and principles before profits and when that is done, everyone profits.
Education is crucial in gaining real estate investment knowledge. Larry has purchased many real estate investing courses and still invests in education materials on a monthly basis.
Larry Goins is driven by the art of negotiating a deal and creating an automated way of conducting real estate investment business. His home study course, The Ultimate Buying & Selling Machine has sold out 4 times within a 7-day period. His real estate investment software, Ultimate Property Analyzer, is a valuable tool for new and experienced investors alike.
Over the past few years, Larry has served as President (2003 & 2004) of the Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association in Charlotte NC, a not-for-profit organization that has over 350 members and is the local chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association. He is also an active real estate investor and speaks at various Real Estate Investment Associations about investing and finance.
Bill Twyford started as a paint contractor, turned rehabber, turned flipper, turned Nationwide Real Estate Trainer.
As author of the best-selling book, “How to Sell a House When It’s Worth Less Than the Mortgage", Bill has strived to help families in distress throughout his investing career. Bill believes that maintaining balance is important in everyone’s lives and strives to create a win/win/win situation in all of his business transactions.
His niche is teaching others to master communication through Neuro Linguist Programming (NLP), ultimately helping business people to communicate efficiently and effectively, often altering the outcome of the situation. His application based NLP training is second to none.
In an effort to educate the general public about what is happening in the real estate world, Bill appears regularly on Colorado & Company, an NBC Channel 9 show, where he speaks to the people about their options other than bankruptcy and foreclosure.
Bill Twyford is funny, witty, and brings his “rock star” approach to life and will be rocking Investor Palooza 2014 with his talk on Prospecting - How to find unlimited leads and turn them into huge profits.
Known as The Grant Funding Expert, Chris Johnson is the most sought after educator in the field of government grants and private funding sources.
Chris has taught thousands of people in many countries, how they can receive grants, subsidies, tax rebates and low or no interest loans available from various governments all over the world.
Chris has spent many years along with his dedicated team of research professionals, continually researching which programs are available today, from which governments and organizations, helping his clients to access this funding. In other words, Chris knows exactly WHAT programs are available in your area and HOW to apply for them successfully.
Having this knowledge is what makes Chris Johnson the most coveted educators on this subject. He is regularly called on by the world financial heavyweights to share his wisdom.
Seven years ago Sue Nelson was a very happy high school teacher. She loved her job, she had no money, and she had a stack of unpaid bills. In one day her life completely changed by a tragic event and she could no longer go back to that job.
Sue looked for ways to earn money from home and was attracted to the big profits that could be earned quickly in real estate. Having virtually no money of her own, she had to find creative ways to buy properties and raise money from private investors.
Today – just a short seven years later – Sue and her partners own over 1,500 apartment units and she is one of the world’s leading experts on commercial and residential real estate.
One of Sue’s key strategies is buying apartments in the form of REOs and notes from failing U.S. banks. The banking crisis has created an opportunity to acquire commercial properties at deep discounts. At Investor Palooza 2014, Sue will show you how these opportunities can be found anywhere.
Since getting married in 1994, Doug and his wife Ana have worked side by side building multiple businesses providing deserving families with quality affordable housing.
Along the way, several failures and an embarrassing moment of truth caused Doug to feel as if some mysterious force had him in its grip, keeping him from enjoying the successful results he knew he was capable of producing for himself and family, and yet, just couldn’t.
His journey to overcome this force introduced him to a new calling. As a business and life strategist, Doug’s mission is to help people make better decisions and achieve better results, bridging the gap from frustration to a better quality life.
Regardless of your current situation or level of expertise, you will learn proven ways to overcoming the obstacles preventing you from creating and living the life you deserve to live and want to provide your family.
And just like a business needs a solid plan to succeed, so does your life. At Investor Palooza 2014, Doug will hand you the tools needed for you to create the future you want. He will also start you on the path to master the things the best have already figured out.
Dwan Bent-Twyford, America’s Most Sought-After Real Estate Investor, started as a broke, single mom who had been fired from Denny’s. She now heads up “The Investors Edge University” - A company that specializes in training new and seasoned investors.
Having Flipped over 2,000 deals herself, she is more than qualified to share her vast knowledge of real estate investing with America.
Dwan is affectionately known as the “Queen of Short Sales” and is considered to be an expert on Short Sales & Foreclosures. She has written two best sellers, “Short Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing” & “How to Sell a House When It’s Worth Less Than the Mortgage”.
Her goal never changes – to make a difference in the lives of others! At Investor Palooza 2014, Dwan will wow the crowd with her talk on the Trifecta of Real Estate, Find It, Flip It and Short It.
Robert Bluhm, J.D. is an expert on tax reduction and lawsuit protection. His career has been credited with helping thousands of people save millions of dollars. He is a member of the Texas Bar Association and is one of the nation’s top asset protection experts.
Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, CEO’s of large corporations, and world-renowned real estate investors have sought his advice. At Investor Palooza 2014, Bob will discuss and illustrate general legal, accounting, and tax principles and concepts that have been proven to be highly effective throughout the United States.
For for the past 9 years Chris has earned a full time income from selling products on the internet on barely half time hours.
This all started 9 years ago right around the time that he dropped out of college.
He grew up working at my family’s fish market in Abington, MA (about 20 min south of Boston).
As times changed, the business started to go down hill.
As he was struggling through attending college, he started to look at other ways of earning money.
Growing up in the internet age, he realized that there were a lot of opportunities to make money online. However, he was not an “internet guy”.
What he decided to do is get his brother Adam involved.
Adam was 17 at the time & they decided to start selling on eBay.
They started selling stuff they had lying around the house.
In the first 30 days of selling on eBay they made $2,400 selling “stuff”.
That was the eye opener for Chris.
Over the past 9 years together they have sold tens of thousands of items.
They’ve gotten into multiple internet businesses.
Their business evolved in many areas because of the strength of eBay. 84 Million people go to eBay everyday.
Whether you’re a hard working “average joe” living paycheck to paycheck, a college dropout, someone with a ton of internet experience, or just someone looking to add another income stream to your life, Chris can help you.
At Investor Palooza 2014, he will challenge you to start selling products online and creating an internet business part time on the side.
Mike Butler began his real estate investing career while working his full time job as an undercover police detective in Louisville, Ky. He began buying fixer uppers and renting them to make extra money instead of working “off duty” moon light jobs like many of his fellow police officers.
Mike discovered very quickly how investing in real estate is the way to true financial freedom for his family. He exploded his real estate business by buying an average of 2.5 rental properties every week while working his full time job!
Check this out. Mike Butler has NEVER gone to a bank to buy an investment property, nor has he used a private lender or hard money lender. Mike started investing with less than a thousand bucks!
Now Mike Butler works when he wants to as an investor, speaker, author, coach, and consultant. At Investor Palooza 2014, he will be presenting a system he calls Landlording on Autopilot.