Expert Guests

Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter and a senior editor at The Epoch Times. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics gives him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape. To book an interview with Joshua Philipp, call Victoria Jones at 202-227-7067.

Emerge Better Than Ever – Pandemic Sleep Improvements. Never before have we had an opportunity to reset our habits. Rise with the sun. Dim the lights with the sunset. No screens after 8 pm and to bed by 10 pm. Try it for 10 days straight. You will think with alacrity, improve your mood and be in tune with nature. Karina Krepp, Treal Training, New York, NY. Contact: or 917-445-1378.

Life and Finances in a Pandemic World –  Evolving Attitudes Toward Money and Finances. While returning to work may relieve some of the financial stress and anxiety associated with COVID-19, the myriad of emotions sparked by a sharp market downturn and economic recession are not going to disappear. Financial turmoil rightfully raises concerns about current financial security and future financial goals. Right now, we are working with clients to evaluate risk exposures, reviewing financial plans, assessing budgets and savings goals, helping to identify investment opportunities, and taking other steps to help restore their sense of confidence and control. While we understand the urge to panic, we caution against it. People and markets are resilient. This is not a time to throw caution to the wind. It’s a time to take measure of the challenges ahead and choose a path through them. We’re here to help. Greg Womack, CFP, President, Womack Investment Advisers, Edmond, OK. Contact: or 405-340-1717.

1918 Flu Epidemic Had Short Lived Economic Consequences. Richard Gottlieb, CEO of Global Toy Experts and publisher of Global Toy News, has done research revealing that the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic had a very short-lived impact on the global economy. His article on the subject is entitled: “Was There An Economic Collapse Caused By the Flu Epidemic of 1918?” “No one is talking about the economic impact of the 1918 flu epidemic. It is surprising because so much conversation centers around what some fear will be an extremely hard recession or even a depression. As I thought about, it occurred to me that I had never heard about an economic downturn in 1919 or 1920. Rather than a decline, that was the beginning of the Roaring ’20s. I believe we can expect the economic impact of the coronavirus on most people to be short-lived.” Richard Gottlieb, Global Toy Experts / Global Toy News. Contact: or 646-675-3019.

Dr. Don Martin, author of Road Map for Graduate Study, is a graduate enrollment expert. He spent 28 years as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, and Dean of Students at Columbia University, The University of Chicago and Northwestern University. Thinking about graduate study? You’ve come to the right place! Road Map is the first book on the entire graduate school experience. From doing research to finding the right program, to navigating the application process, to succeeding once enrolled, it’s all here in this succinct yet comprehensive resource. Follow Dr. Don’s weekly blog on US News and World Report magazine. Contact: or 773-549-7639.

Looking for someone to give you ‘The Why’ behind what’s happening and what’s next? Joyce L. Gioia, CMC, CSP can do that for you. High content thought leader and celebrity futurist who will demystify complicated workforce and workplace issues and trends. Available 24/7, highly responsive and deadline-sensitive. Articulate Certified Management Consultant, she’s upbeat about the future, with a realistic focus on employee turnover, labor shortages, corporation of the future, and similar current issues. Author of recent books on management and near-term future, including Impending Crisis, How to Become an Employer of Choice, Lean & Meaningful and How to Choose Your Next Employer. The Herman Group helps organizations and their leaders prepare for tomorrow. Gioia has been on local and national TV more than 70 times and is often quoted in the national media, like TIME, Wall Street Journal, and the Christian Science Monitor. Contact: or cell: 336-210-3548.

Gail Rubin, CT, is a pioneering death educator who starts serious conversations with humor and funny films. She’s a speaker, author, TV and radio host and Certified Funeral Celebrant. Her motto: “Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, and talking about funerals won’t make you dead.” As The Doyenne of Death®, she helps families reduce stress, minimize conflict, save money and create a meaningful, memorable “good goodbye.” She’s the author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die, and Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips. She also created The Newly-Dead Game® to help families learn their loved ones’ last wishes. Albuquerque Business First named her one of their 2019 Women of Influence. Download a free planning form and 50-point Executors Checklist at Contact: or cell: 505-363-7514.

Dr. Carol M. Swain is an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Dr. Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Swain is passionate about empowering others to raise their voices in the public square. Contact Ms. Swain: or 615-310-861;

Innovation Women – Speakers Bureau for Women. Our mission is to provide equal visibility opportunities for women, supporting career development, business success, thought leadership and diversity. Since 2014, we have consistently grown and placed hundreds of women on stages across the world. On the other hand, we have also helped hundreds of event managers successfully build diverse panels and events. Contact: Bobbie Carlton at or 781-457-6112;