Soraya (Morgan) Gutman
CEO & Founder
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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, an Adjunct Professor at Penn State and TEDx speaker, 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.
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.
Master Personal Advisor
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.
Jim Power, Business Advisor
Jim successfully owned, grew and sold The Huntington Learning Center, Newark, DE. He is a master at all things operations and business systems. Jim is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on hospitality operations and leadership. He has tremendous experience with business operations and used his gifts in the hotel, restaurant, publishing, advertising, insurance, digital media and education industries. He also has served as COO at Sandy Cove Ministries and a large Episcopal Church in Kennett Square. Jim has a talent for turning complicated systems into easy-to-understand successful parts as well as a gift for being able to connect to all kinds of people with such kindness and heart. Jim is a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Bradford Blecker, Owner Bradford Strategies, is a senior marketing specialist. He has over 15 years of experience supporting the supply chain, software and energy industries, small businesses and start-ups with expertise in marketing strategies, web design, branding, creative design, product marketing, print and social media. He has a track record of implementing strategies, campaigns, new websites and projects resulting in new revenues and known for clarity of content and the ability to exceed customer expectations.
Master Marketing Advisor
Dennis is known as a “turnaround artist” from his work at Argosy, LLC, Agora Inc. as well as working with hundreds of businesses while helping to revive struggling products with innovative branding and compelling marketing.
He is author of The Breakthrough One Page Marketing Plan and is an Associate Professor at the Community College of Baltimore County. He is a former fellow at Johns Hopkins University, and the recent recipient of ACBSP’s International Teaching Excellence Award – making him one of the top 2 business professors in the world.
He is also Founder & Executive Director of CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation, which help students and alumni of CCBC launch new businesses. Currently, he is working to complete his PhD in marketing and will soon have the title of doctor. Dennis is not only a tremendously accomplished professional in all things marketing, he is very kind, funny and an absolute joy to work with!
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!