Directors & Advisors
Board of Directors
Steven Van Yoder
Steven Van Yoder is the author of Get Slightly Famous: Become a Celebrity in Your Field and Attract More Business with Less Effort. Yoder is a seasoned journalist, published in over 200 publications including The Washington Post, Financial Executive, Home Office Computing, Costco Connection, Industry Week, Brand Marketing and dozens of trade, business and consumer publications.
Through his firm Get The Word Out Communications, Steven helps entrepreneurs, independent professionals and CEOs embrace real-world marketing strategies to reach their best clients and customers, develop a unique brand identity, and harness the media to become recognized leaders in their industries.
Steven is keenly interested in current affairs and plans to spend the coming years involved in global poverty projects and teaching global entrepreneurship. His mission is to bring the marketing strategies he implements in the for-profit world to the challenge of alleviating global poverty.
"As a long-time journalist, I've traveled and seen the human costs of poverty and economic hardships brought on by a rapidly changing global economy. I believe that advancing entrepreneurship, especially among people in the developing world, is the best way to help people in need help themselves."
C.J. Hayden is the author of Get Clients Now!™ (www.getclientsnow.com) and GetHired Now!™ (www.gethirednow.com). C.J. is a Master Certified Coach who since 1992 has helped thousands of entrepreneurs achieve success. Hayden was a founding board member of the first professional association for coaches, and editor of the first international coaching newsletter.
"I serve on the GIVE board because I believe that Americans have a responsibility to share more of our assets with the world. One of the unique strengths we have in the U.S. is the ability to create entrepreneurs. Instead of just exporting the products of our domestic enterprises, we should be exporting the capabilities of entrepreneurship to the developing world."
Caterina Rando is an international speaker, entrepreneurial success coach, and author of the national best-seller Learn to Power Think. She has coached thousands of entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Caterina is the featured entrepreneurship expert for Staples.com and the Success Center Director for the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance.She is a monthly columnist for Bay Area BusinessWomen newspaper and is featured as a success expert in five other leading business books: Get Clients Now!, The 11 Commandments of Wildly Successful Women, the NAFE Guide to Starting Your Own Business, Build It Big, and Get Slightly Famous.
Caterina has devoted her life to helping people start, and then prosper from, their own businesses. Believing that entrepreneurialism is the key to a prosperous world, she knows that when micro-enterprise is introduced to a community, the families of those involved, as well as the whole community, are uplifted and positively impacted in measurable and immeasurable ways. To find out more about Caterina, visit: www.caterinar.com
Jay Conrad Levinson
Jay Conrad Levinson is the author of the best-selling marketing series in history, Guerrilla Marketing, plus 30 other books. His books have sold 14 million copies worldwide, appear in 41 languages, and are required reading in many MBA programs worldwide.
Jay is the Chairman of Guerrilla Marketing International, a marketing partner of Adobe and Apple. He has served on the Microsoft Small Business Council. His Guerrilla Marketing is a series of books, audiotapes, videotapes, a CD-ROM, an Internet Web site, and an online marketing advancement called The Guerrilla Marketing Association, which is an interactive marketing support system for small businesses.
"I support GIVE because of a simple belief: The more that the citizens of planet earth learn to be entrepreneurs and practice simple individual enterprise, the greater the reduction in world poverty. It has always been that way, and it will be that way well into the future."
Jay Conrad Levinson
Linda Jay Geldens
Linda Jay Geldens is Content Editor of the GIVE Web site. An experienced writer/editor whose specialties are magazine articles, book manuscripts, promotional material, and Web site text, Linda works with academic institutes, multimedia organizations, computer companies, and individual authors.
"I am thrilled to be working with Steven Van Yoder and GIVE. How refreshing that GIVE's idealistic goal of wanting to help people improve their lives is rooted in a solid, well-thought-out idea. Teaching people in developing countries to launch their own small businesses will lead to a brighter future."
Linda's Web site address is: www.lindajaygeldens.com
Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates offers executive coaching, training and management consulting services through its company branch, Creative Sage™, and designs dynamic creativity and innovation training programs to solve key organizational problems. The company also initiates successful partnerships between social entrepreneurs, nonprofits and philanthropic organizations and facilitates executive retreats for staff and board members.
Cathryn is assisting GIVE in developing its Social Entrepreneur Lecture Series and targeting socially responsible corporations, nonprofit agencies, trade associations, and businesses partners for GIVE initiatives. She brings a depth of experience in the areas of public relations, marketing, online Social Media, as well as strategic planning, fund-raising, and special event production for corporate, social entrepreneur, nonprofit, arts, entertainment, business, technology, media, health, and philanthropy clients.