As founders of The Prosperity Project Chris, Rick, Voigt, Mark and Karl are working closely with entrepreneurs and other thought leaders to develop a global community forum dedicated to helping people achieve greater freedom and financial independence through continuous self-improvement and entrepreneurial action.
A former military officer, Chris Nelson-Jeffers has had a varied career ranging from long-haul truck driver, to hotel operations and management. Reflecting a long-time fascination with communications and the Internet, Chris is passionate about helping his clients develop and market their products and services with an effective website and online marketing program through his consulting and web development company, Breckshire Digital Marketing Solutions.
As well as working with small and mid-size hotels and resorts, brick-and-mortar businesses and non-profit organizations to create, manage, and maintain their WordPress-based websites, Chris also works with clients seeking to develop their audience and stabilize their online revenues with subscription-based membership, e-commerce, and online learning websites.
An avid reader and book-lover, Chris’s other interests include fine cigars and pipes, amateur (ham) radio, and HO-scale model railroading.
Rick Stecker is a business branding coach, writer and speaker helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Rick’s first job after college was as a police reporter covering crime for a daily newspaper. Then came a stint on the high seas in Navy public affairs aboard an aircraft carrier.
What followed was 25 years in business and corporate communications at both the national and international levels. After a corporate buyout forced a career change, Rick tapped into his accumulated business experience, with all the challenges faced, lessons learned, and questions asked, and built a coaching and consulting business, Grounds To Grow Coaching.
Rick authored his first book “Making Choices Like A Champion” to help others grow their capabilities and enhance their performance. Rick is writing his second book, “The Entrepreneur and the Secret Book of Business Branding” to help entrepreneurs establish personal and professional brands. Rick also continues to write for the Internet, and can be contacted through his website www.RickStecker.com.
Dr L Voigt Smith
With over 27 years of clinical experience in health care and physical therapy, Dr. Smith is the inventor of the twice-patented Backsmith Selective Stabilization Exercise Support, and is the co-inventor of the Backsmith Chair Supports.
A former Air Force officer, Dr. Smith’s extensive clinical skills and unique physical therapy innovations have helped his patients get better faster, often saving them thousands of dollars in therapy costs while greatly improving their mobility and quality of life.
Dr. Smith has developed his practice to save patients substantial money by encouraging direct patient payment and avoiding the costs and delays of insurance filings. He is currently working with a corporate client in the metals fabrication industry to develop and manage an in-house vocational health clinic using the self-pay, no-insurance model, developing relationships with cash-only surgeons and health care providers across the country and resulting in millions of dollars in annual savings to the company, while providing superior cares and patient outcomes for its workers.
Dr. Smith is currently writing a book about his therapy treatment protocols and the cash-based practice concept. His other interests include music, guitar jams, church volunteer work, jogging, and outdoor activities. Dr Smith can be reached through his website at www.BacksmithAdvancedPhysicalTherapy.com.
With a degree in Marketing and over 17 years as an insurance sales professional, Mark is focused on providing education and Medicare supplement plans to his clients.
Mark’s credo is “Medicare Made Simple”. He works closely with his clients to bring clarity and understanding to a complicated and confusing topic. Mark takes the time to educate and inform his clients of their choices and options for Medicare Supplement plans, and is often able to provide better coverage for less money. Unlike other “here today and gone tomorrow” insurance reps, Mark prides himself on being always available to answer his clients questions and concerns, or to point them to the best information resource.
A Central Wisconsin native, Mark’s interests include traveling and wintering in Florida. Mark can be reached through his LinkedIn profile.
Karl is the founder and CEO of Mayflower Advancements, LLC, and is focused on using innovative and creative processes and strategic partners to help his clients develop their brands, enterprise structures, and business systems to help them reach their full potential.
In addition to his consulting clients, Karl has several active projects including GunDogLibrary.com (featuring books and resources for hunters and lovers of hunting dogs), Wausau Media (helping clients succeed with online branding, marketing, and sales), and Affinity Rent Fund (helping both renters and property owners by building a fund to help make rent payments during difficult times).
Karl can be reached through his website at www.MayflowerAdvancements.com.