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Soraya (Morgan) Gutman
CEO & President
Soraya (Morgan) Gutman founded, grew and successfully sold her business advisory firm, Morgan Business Solutions, to Brand Launcher where she served as a C-level Executive for 5 years. Today, Soraya is CEO of Cross Talks; a one-of-kind think tank and networking mastermind for entrepreneurs with a Biblical perspective.
Soraya is a TEDx speaker, won the New Castle Chamber of Commerce Speakers Award and is a nationally sought out speaker for organizations including The U.S. Military, Vistage, Informa, The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, FABTECH & Leadership Delaware. To learn more about her 5 out of 5 ranked seminars and book Soraya to speak, click here
Having lived and worked during political, economic and social turmoil in England, Germany, Egypt and Turkey, Soraya has a deep understanding of the challenges business owners face during all economic climates. She is uniquely talented at transforming her international and resourceful spirit into practical, can-do business solutions that produce results.
Soraya lives in Delaware with her beloved husband, daughter and Hungarian Pointers.
Pastor Robert Kossak
Team Leader, Wilmington, DE
Robert Kossak is…
- the husband of Adriane
- the father of two girls, Ava who is 13 and Presley who is 7 and is named after Elvis
- discipleship pastor of Trinity Community Church
- campus pastor of The Well
- prior Executive Director of Youth For Christ Chesapeake Region
- (at the time the largest geographic chapter in North America)
- Robert travels the country speaking at various diverse venues which include:
- at-risk youth detention centers
- K-12 public and private schools
- adult jails and prisons
- colleges and universities
Master Team Leader, Avondale PA
Liz Brown PCC has been involved in helping individuals and groups make positive life changes for the last decade. She is Professional Life Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federationand owner of Be Well Life Coaching in Centerville, Delaware. In addition, she is one of 1,000 coaches who hold the National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Certification (NBC-HWC).
Driven by the desire to help those in the community with ADHD and those who are recovery from addiction, Liz expanded her business to serve those individuals and families who are looking to move in a positive direction and overcome obstacles that have been causing a struggle. She holds national certifications in both areas. Empathy, mindfulness and sense of humor are part of her coaching style and clients feel welcome and safe. Liz enjoys offering workshops to groups both in her office and for small businesses.
A native of Delaware, Liz lives with her husband, Charlie in Centerville where they have enjoyed raising their four “twenty-something” children and beagle, Penny.
Chief Operating Officer
Team Leader, Newark DE
Brooke Miles founded Delaware ShoutOut, a social media ghostwriting and training firm, in 2014 to help organizations use the power of social media to build their brand. Her mission is to teach busy entrepreneurs how to pack more punch into their social media without breaking a sweat. In 4 years of business, Brooke and her team have served more than 200 clients, who have reported significant gains in followers, engagement, and traffic to their websites.
Brooke is a highly sought-out public speaker, having won multiple awards from Toastmasters International. Finally, as an active member of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Small Business Chamber, Brooke is dedicated to the success of fellow business owners in the First State. Learn more about Brooke at www.linkedin.com/in/brookethemarketingpro.
Master Business Advisor
Ed Dolan is a veteran coach and mentor with a long track record of steering businesses to success. After many years as a successful CEO and business leader, Ed refocused his efforts in 2001 to advising and mentoring entrepreneurs, helping them to achieve profitable business growth and personal enrichment.
Ed coaches, guides, and leads business owners toward better business results, more effective leadership, and a healthy work/life balance. His advice, training and guidance have enabled thousands of business owners to successfully grow their businesses.
His other involvements include frequent presentations for entrepreneurial audiences, He is a frequent counselor and seminar presenter for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He is accredited by and a Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business, where he has served on the Board of Trustees. He also serves on the boards of several companies, facilitates a CEO Peer Advisory Board and is the author of the “Meet Murray” series of business books.
Ed holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Rutgers University, and has completed PhD-level studies at Rutgers in operations research. He lives in New Jersey, with his wife of more than 40 years, where he enjoys salt-water fishing and spending time with his family.
Dr. Kim Nalda
Dr. Nalda was born in Baltimore, MD and spent the first half of her life there. She graduated from Duke University in 1999 with a B.S in Psychology and a certificate in Neuroscience. She spent a year abroad in Scotland as an au pair before attending University of Maryland School of Medicine. She graduated UMD School of Medicine in 2004 with her M.D. and attended Family Medicine Residency at St. Louis University. Her training was a joint program with the Air Force Family Medicine program at Scott AFB in Belleville, IL and this provided a breadth of experience of full spectrum family medicine in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Nalda served as the Chief Resident at SLU Family Medicine. Her main areas of interest are in preventive care, mental health, and women’s health. Her passion at Rekindle Family Medicine is establishing and maintaining optimal health including mental health, spiritual health, emotional health as well as physical health.
She is happily married to Ruben Nalda, who is prior military with service in both the Navy and the Air Force and is currently serving the VA Health system as the Chief of Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist services. Their family spent a decade moving every 3 years due to the military and training for both doctors. After spending time in St. Louis, MO, and Lexington, KY, the family finally relocated to Hockessin, DE where they are now firmly planted in the community. Dr. Nalda served as President of the PTA for CACC Montessori for two years and is currently part of the greeting ministry at Sycamore Hill Church. She has two beautiful grade school aged daughters who are a priority. In her spare time, she likes to cook, scrapbook, craft and make soap from scratch.
Team Leader, Glen Mills PA
Ed Samuel is a senior Executive Career, Life Coach, certified Career Assessment, and Consultant Team Leader at SamNova, Inc. based in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Ed provides one-on-one career transition coaching for mid-level to senior executives across multiple functional roles and industries. Ed leads 18+ career assessment coaches in the greater Philadelphia area, GA, MI and Africa. Ed also leads a non-profit ministry in stewardship and employment with Crown Financial Ministries as a US Advisor.
Ed has led 125+ executive networking forums with more than 2300 executives over the last 9 years. He conducts career management workshops and is a guest speaker at regional career transition forums and networking events such as; Chem/Pharma, Joseph’s People, TPNG, Lehigh Valley Professionals, and ExecuNet.
Ed began his career with DEC, where he spent 19 years in Accounting and Customer Operations. He was also General Manager for The Stride Rite Corp., garnered international experience as Global Director of Customer Admin. with QAD, Inc. and VP of Operations and CFO for two distinct high-tech venture firms. Ed holds a B.A. from Wilmington University – summa cum laude and undergraduate degree in Accounting.
He is married to Sara Dawn, his high school sweetheart, loves to spend time with his daughters, grandkids, hike and fish for smallmouth bass.
Master Ambassador & Board Member
- Ken Evans is a devoted husband married 28 years to an amazing wife
- Proud father of 3 daughters
- Previous 15 year New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce Account Executive who was recognized for collaborating powerfully with different state and private organizations in New Jersey
- Recruited to The Delaware State Chamber 5 years ago where today he is fondly known as Delaware’s own “KEN-NECTOR” for his talent and passion of connecting people with purpose
Earl has over 20 years of experience in accounting, taxation and financial services. He served two City of Wilmington Mayors as the City Auditor conducting internal audit and fraud investigation. Earl served as a Chief Financial Officer of a nonprofit organization and helped turn the organization from a deficit to a surplus. He served as financial manager of a major uniform cleaning company in Delaware. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service and has over 10 years of experience working for various accounting firms in Delaware/Pennsylvania region. Earl is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and I his MBA in finance at Wilmington University. Earl is a Member of the AICPA, Delaware Society of CPA, Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Hard working student who loves to smile, laugh and welcome every guest with warmth and a very funny sense of humor. Mila is a hard worker who takes her job seriously. In addition to welcoming guests, Mila often helps setting up before a meeting, preparing Power Point slides, distributing promotional materials, creating online Member surveys, and coming up with creative ideas to go with the Biblical themes every month. She is an integral part of the Cross Talks community!
Stewart Wiggins is one of those leaders in business world who knows how to build relationships, trust, and support. Throughout his career either as a military officer, as a civilian leader navigating both union and non-union workplaces, or as a small business owner he has demonstrated the ability to engender trust and build relationships with the most diverse populations.
His grounding is in supply chain and logistics. Either in the transportation, retail distribution, medical device and pharmaceutical distribution, or even wholesale grocery and consumer packaged goods sales and distribution. Building teams, developing leaders and growing the business with a scrupulous eye on the bottom-line have been at the centerpiece.
Now his passion is helping others change their lives to live a healthier lifestyle.
Stewart thrives in leading in the most diverse and challenging situations. He likes to say “The Greatest Opportunities Come From The Greatest Challenges”.
Stewart is an active member of the Board of Directors for the Upstate Hospital in Syracuse. He has certifications as a Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Management, and Lean Logistics.
Stewart enjoys winning and helping others win. He and his wife Aline enjoy gourmet cooking, international travel, and sports.
Rick Martin is the owner of Postal Connections in Hockessin that offers postal services, printing and even selling items on eBay. With a background in insurance and social services, Rick provides the groups with tremendous business experience and wisdom. He enjoys time with his wife, children and grand children.