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.
Pastor Robert Kossak
Biblical Advisor, Chairman of the Board
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him
of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
Robert Kossak is …
The husband of one wife (Yo Adriane!)
The father of two girls, Ava who is 14 and Presley who is 8 and is named after Elvis
Serves as Cross Talks Chairman of the Board
Founder of The No Walls Church Network
Founder of The Discipleship School
Prior Executive Director of Youth For Christ Chesapeake Region (at the time the largest geographic chapter in North America)
Prior Executive Director of Youth For Christ Chesapeake Region at-risk youth detention centers K-12 public and private schools adult jails and prisons Churches conferences businesses colleges and universities
in Jesus’ name … Amen!
President, Master Team Leader
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.
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.
Jim Power is the Executive Director of the Huntington Learning Center on Kirkwood Highway in Newark, Delaware. The Newark Center is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and has been helping area students succeed in school and improve their scores on college and private school entrance exams for over twenty years.
Jim earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cornell University and began his career in hospitality industry operations.
Jim’s passion for impacting young adults began and grew as he coached high school varsity and middle school teams over the past 12-years. He found great satisfaction in teaching players fundamental skills needed to succeed on the field (and in life) and then watching his players improve with this new knowledge. As Executive Director of the Newark Huntington Learning Center, the venue and fundamental skills have changed, but the passion for helping young people achieve greater success has not. His advice to people seeking their own business is, “find an opportunity that combines your passion with your skills and experience and success and joy of life will follow.”
Dan Butler, Ambassador
Dan Butler began in the securities industry in 1989 and joined Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. in 1994.
Dan focuses on his personalized design of individual financial plans using asset allocation modeling, cash flow analysis, and risk tolerance profiles to assist high-net-worth individuals in the formulation of a customized plan designed to endure multiple financial cycles. He often works with corporate executives in assisting them with planning for exercising non-qualified (NQO) and incentive stock options (ISO). He is in the National Center for Employee Ownership resource guide as a consultant. Dan conducts educational seminars on long-term financial planning, retirement planning, stock options, and insurance planning.
Dan is a graduate of West Chester University. He and his family reside in West Chester and he remains active in church, educational and local volunteering efforts.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Founder and Managing Partner at Sanctuary Spa
Providing a ‘Sanctuary’ for residents of North Wilmington and surrounding areas since 2003
Sanctuary Spa is an award winning day spa located at 1847 Marsh Road, Plaza III, Wilmington DE. Inspired by her passion for nurturing others, Joanne created Delaware’s first day spa as a tranquil retreat from the stresses of everyday life. As a wife, mother, and business owner, actively in her local church, Joanne appreciates the necessity of bringing balance to your life with self care through the healing power of touch.
“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
Jim Turner has long been a catalyst for change in the state of Pennsylvania. Jim is the President and CEO of Dunamis Marketing, a full-service marketing firm that specializes in mass media production, event execution, community economic development partnership programs, and ethnic marketing. Clients include Kraft Foods, Inner City Broadcasting, Coventry Health Plan, Mobil Oil, University of Pennsylvania, Eastern University, Chester Economic Development Authority, Chester Water Authority, the Philadelphia Development Partnership, Widener SBDC and several faith-based organizations.
Dr. Greeley, owner of Greeley Orthodontics, is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. She serves on the Cleft Palate Team at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children and is on the volunteer teaching staff at Christiana Care Wilmington Hospital Department of Dentistry. Dr. Greeley is past-president of the Delaware State Dental Society, the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, and the Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontics. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.
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.
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!
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 web design, marketing strategies, digital marketing, creative design, 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.