About Barb Allen
Barb Allen is Grief’s worst enemy. After losing her husband in a tragedy that rocked the military, Barb struggled with finding her own will to live. Were it not for her love of her four children, she may not have accepted the help that came her way, and Grief may have claimed another victim. But instead, she began to realize her Will was mightier than she’d believed, and she began to turn the table on Grief.
Amply blessed with family and friends, Barbara’s world expanded further, and she developed a network that spanned the country. Not even her worst mistakes overpowered her greatest triumphs as she learned valuable lessons from her experiences, and enhanced her professional worth. Today she is an award-winning author and compelling keynote speaker. She is a respected Veterans Advocate who now counsels others through their own trying times.
Barbara is a firm believer in extracting value from experience, and using that value to create a life that is rich in beauty, no matter the odds. She is a fierce supporter of the military and all who serve to keep our communities and our country safe, and she is determined to do her part to be worthy of their service and sacrifice. She is passionate about helping Americans remember and reinforce the greatness that still lives within our citizens.
Barbara has come a long way since she began to take her life back. She’s been crowned an Honorary Miss America and won a NYS Press Association award. Her work was honored with an award from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). She has been featured on Fox News and CNN and recognized in Military and Army Times. Her story ran in headlines across the country, and she can often be heard co-hosting the morning show on Thunder 102.1 radio station.
Barbara utilizes her platform to connect and surround herself with people who have their own extraordinary stories of overcoming adversity. She now blends their experiences with her own in her work, and she is proud to share these stories and lessons with her audience. People across the country relate to her story, her humor, and her struggles. She has become a powerful force against Grief and complacency, and embraces the opportunity to share her experience with others.
Find out more about working with Barb, learn about Barb’s books or request Barb for your next event.
About Dave Brown
Dave’s mission and purpose is to empower people who want true and lasting change in their lives. He loves helping people create freedom and pursue their passions so they can start living the dream.
Dave Brown’s life’s trajectory changed when he lost he father at the young age of three. Notwithstanding the strong love of his mother, Dave couldn’t help but feel the void where his father should have been. Missing those life lessons passed from a father to a son, Dave always felt one step behind.
It was difficult for Dave to find his footing and learn to trust in his own strengths. He experienced painful setbacks before realizing his own potential, but more importantly, he found his WHY in that struggle; he vowed to be the father to his own children, that he’d never had.
The invaluable life lesson of valuing time over all else is the driving force behind Dave’s entrepreneurial path. He cherishes the time he has with his children and strives to lead them by example. He’ll never miss a chorus concert, basketball practice, or turn down a chance to chaperone a field trip because of work or the “9-5” grind.
Dave’s entrepreneurial fate was sealed when his daughter was born. At the time, he held a demanding position in the restaurant business, and soon realized that position would significantly limit the time he would be able to spend with his new family. Dave knew he had to choose a different path – a path that didn’t require late nights and working every weekend. He made the decision then and there that he would never trade time for money.
His entrepreneurial path of choice? Real Estate.
Dave’s been in the real estate industry now for over 16 years. In that time he’s honed his skills as a successful internet marketer and expert in the field of search engine optimization.
This experience and these unique skill sets have been the driving force for his success as an entrepreneur. Dave has spent the last 4 years teaching hundreds of experienced and novice entrepreneurs alike. He is passionate about assisting others in obtaining their own success.
One of the perks of defining his own success is having more time to do the things he is just as passionate about. Outside the life of investing and marketing he is also a father, son, friend, sports fan and outdoor enthusiast. He is committed to making a bigger impact in the world and always takes time to remind people that the American Dream is alive and well for anyone that wants to get out of their comfort zone to claim it.
Dave has been successful in many ventures in his life and he understands and embraces the lesson that with one cannot achieve great success without failure. He’s fallen and failed harder than he sometimes thought he could recover from, but has never given up. Instead, he has taken the knowledge, insight, and experience from those failures and used them as powerful lessons for his biggest achievements.
“Everything in your life and mine has happened based on our past actions or inactions.”
As Dave has gotten older and wiser he realizes all the the things that happened in his life up to this very moment is by no means accidental.
He understands that there are no coincidences, and no such thing as luck. People who prepare, take action, and never give up make their own luck. You’re either preparing to succeed by taking action to always get better, or preparing to ponder what you missed out on by sitting on your butt and settling on where you are in life.
Dave firmly believes that whatever you can dream you can achieve and that anyone can design a life around their grandest goals, dreams and passions by rising above their limitations and achieving true freedom for themselves and their families.
If you’re an entrepreneur, or want to become one, Dave has some great insights and experiences that can help you along your journey.