Scott has worked since he was 6 years old. He started his first business at the age of 22. Since that time Scott has opened, run and sold several businesses. Restaurants, Nightclubs, Petroleum Stations and Gaming Corporations… each started and run on a shoestring while he developed them into vital, successful businesses.
His innate ability to analyze a business category, seize the opportunities within a market and develop profoundly effective “UFO’s” separates the business he works with from their competitors.
As an ex-semi-pro athlete, he takes this ability to the sports arena and his skill development schools. With several Provincial Championships to his credit, Scott is a conduit for [what he coins] “self actualization through sport” – proven over and over again by the kids that he works with.
He’s adapted his coaching strategies to the important ”people” portion of his marketing – developing and celebrating the talent of the people within the companies and organizations he works with.
Included in his portfolio are the extremely successful events, fund-raisers, and festivals that he has organized, raising over 10 million dollars for charities in a market of less than 35,000 people.
Scott is a proven survivor. A proven thriver. He doesn’t just talk it. He’s done it.
Scott’s entrepreneurial instinct and experience add an important dimension to the Wizard Partner pool of talent
Corrine has been behind the scenes supporting Wizard Academy since its inception. She has volunteered her expansive administrative skills since the early years and has managed to infuse organization into our crazy band of beagles.
She maneuvered through the tedious process of acquiring our 501c3 and continues to be a great resource serving on the Board of Directors and as the Secretary/Treasurer for Wizard Academy.
Doctor Jaxxon graduated from Tuskegee University in 1974 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He began his career with Pet Vet in October of 1988. Prior to joining Pet Vet Doctor Jaxxon was with BVC in Houston. He has a cat and when he is not caring for pets he enjoys Bible study.
For over fifteen years, Dr. Grant has trained corporate and government officials in effective communication. He is an expert on Myers-Briggs personality analysis and is a very entertaining speaker.
Richard D. Grant, Jr. received his Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught an Auburn and Texas A&M universities, and, since 1977, has been a counseling/consulting psychologist in Austin, Texas. He has authored four books, most recently Recovering Connections, with Andrea Miller.
Dr. Grant is a frequent presenter for the executive business programs at the University of Texas, Texas Christian University, Southwest Texas State University, and the Texas Governor’s Executive Development Program. His private clients have included The Gartner Group, Perot Systems, IBM, 3M, SEMATECH, Applied Materials and several other technical firms. In 1993, he was the first recipient of the prestigious national award for Innovations in Training and Education from the Association for Psychological type, recognizing his contributions in applying psychological type concepts to business.
Employed now as (1.) a professor in higher education, (2.) an internationally-recognized music producer, and (3.) a code-breaker for an elite government organization known primarily by its initials, Mass Giorgini is one of the most fascinating people you’ll ever meet. Sherlock Holmes, James Bond and Indiana Jones, all in one.
Jean is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner. She is a founding principal of Carpenter & Langford, PC, an Austin, Texas based CPA firm. The firm began operations in 1991 and she has worked successfully with her business partner, Joe Langford, for twenty years. Her firm specializes in all aspects of accounting, consulting and tax services. Prior to that, Jean had two other successful businesses that began in the early eighties: another CPA firm and a computer company, both of which were subsequently sold. Jean loves to serve in this area and makes the mysterious world of money understandable, fun & easy. Her firm has been recognized by the Austin Business Journal for nine consecutive years as one of the top 25 accounting firms in Austin, Texas.
Jean has participated in public speaking engagements, has served on non-profit boards and makes financial presentations to various businesses and associations. She also developed and taught a financial course at Austin Community College for many years. Through the years of her successful practice including decades of experience, she became increasingly aware of the psychological and spiritual elements invariably present in many people who appear to have financial anxiety and fear. She has been known as a “financial therapist” because of her creative and witty approach to assist clients with either making money, saving money or reducing the anxiety around money. She utilizes spiritual principles in creating realistic expectations and financial transformation based on each client’s unique set of circumstances. This “money magnet” will teach you how to vibrate at the frequency of prosperity. Her popular financial presentations are heart-felt and outrageous.
She is co-writing a book about a unique system and approach to finances with well-known author, presenter and ER physician Todd Michael. She lives in the Austin Hill Country with her fabulous husband, Andrew, and two Himalayan cats.
Chris Maddock’s classes run the gamut: a multi-media writing class that, in the end, will teach you that the media should have little influence on your words; a straight up ad writing class designed to show you precisely what works and why; and an Advanced Wordsmithing class every wanna-be writer should take. Whether you write fiction or Google ads, in Maddock’s words, “knowing what about great writing communicates with humans is key.”
Mark L. Fox is an author and leading authority on teaching practical creative thinking techniques for business.
At age 31, Mark was the youngest person with the title of Chief Engineer on the Space Shuttle Program.
He received NASA’s highest recognition of “Launch Honoree” at the age of 23.
Mark has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. Having held top management positions in Rocket Science, Aircraft Hydraulics, Engineering Services, Customer Service, Software, and e-Business, Mark has an extremely diversified background.
He has held positions ranging from Management and Operations to Sales and Marketing and Research and Development.
Some of Mark’s unique accomplishments include increasing e-business sales 600 percent in one year; he was also the Chairman of the “orbital debris” committee and an eight-time collegiate “All American” in Marksmanship. Mark also designed and built a 10,000-pound rocket, built his own airplane, and flies hot air balloons.
Mark’s interest in creative thinking dates back to the early days of his career when good, practical, creative thinking training simply couldn’t be found. Over the years, Mark has developed a unique and practical creative thinking program that really works. The “Sly as a Fox” program was developed out of a need for an effective training program to stimulate creative thinking. The program consists of a set of practical tools that provide a fun and exciting way to learn how to think creatively.
While I have been a writer all of my adult life, my web copywriting career began in 2004, shortly after I was invited to become a Wizard of Ads Partner. By 2006, copywriting had become my fulltime employment. From June 2007 until November of 2009, I worked almost exclusively with Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg at Future Now, Inc.
While with Future Now, I have consulted for several Fortune 50 companies, participated in scores of major site redesigns, and have had the privilege of running or participating in hundreds of split and multivariate tests of web design, content, and messaging.
Currently, I specialize in combining content and messaging improvement with aggressive analytics and testing as part of a “holistic” approach to website optimization that bridges the divide between Usability/Optimization/Analytics crowd and persuasive copywriting/Content Marketing. I am also a strong advocate and practitioner of radio-to-web strategies to drive traffic and leads for local and regional businesses.
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