Meet the World’s Top Connection Experts
What is HumansFirst?
We are a highly diverse group of individuals who come together from all over the world for a single purpose — to strengthen our connection. We are people of all ages, colors, nationalities and faiths — but we really don’t notice any of that when we’re together.
Some of our friends have really fancy titles — we don’t notice any of that either. All we notice is how our connection is growing stronger every day and how that is creating ripples of goodness all around us.
Companies are beginning to realize that they have new problems to deal with and these are very human problems — and mainly to do with how teams can work together and thrive in today’s dynamic world. So it’s a very exciting time to be a connection expert.
I have been on these calls for many months now and I’m surprised it took me so long to come up with this concept! No one checks our credentials and the circle is always open. But when you take a closer look — everyone that joins is really focused on enhancing human connections.
We are transitioning to a new way of doing things and that’s always accompanied by confusion. But when we start discussing the next stage and the best way to navigate it together, everything seems so much simpler.
“Western culture is in a grave decline, teeming with tension and rampant egoism, and addicted to instant gratification. In such a climate, humans find themselves at odds with the system of nature, which is based on harmony. We live in a culture that does not provide the balancing effect necessary to live in a sustainable world.” Michael Laitman
A lot of the work we do both through physical meetings from time to time, and regular weekly gatherings in the virtual realm is helping getting our world back into balance. Our positive and uplifting human interaction releases positive energy from nature that the world really needs right now. This is why we celebrate each other’s success, rather than compete. We contribute to the whole, without comparing in any way. That’s what we were discussing yesterday and it’s really a no brainer for self-aware people like us. When we do what we’re gifted to do — there is no competition.
“We’re changing the direction — the arrow — together. The enemy is apathy and status quo. The game we want to win — is the game that’s stuck. Every small step is the big win. I’m here forever to cheer those steps.” Mike Sr. Vacanti
What qualities or qualifications do you need to be considered a Connection Expert?
✔️Heart-centered rather than self-centered
✔️Focused on lifting others
✔️Bringing people together
✔️Generating a positive shift in society
✔️Empathy. Listening. Contributing.
The Connection Experts
Kevin Monroe — Higher Purpose Podcast Host
Brian Kelly — Accelerating Growth in People and Teams to Create Better Human and Business Results, Consulting, Coaching, Team Success
Brian Buck — Success curator focused on masterful communication, powerful relationship building, and getting amazing results.
Garry Turner — Interpersonal Catalyst for courageous individual & team connection | Thinking Partnerships | Workshops | Podcast host
Teresa Quinlan — Leadership and Business Transformations through Emotional Intelligence | Co-Host of TNT ESQ Podcast
Cyndee Lake — Chief Purpose Officer & Co-Founder, Blank Page
Quinn Ferrall — Infinite Humans, Founder
Nuria Rojo — Holistic Organization Transformation Champion|Healthy High-Performance Cultures|Future of Work|Technology&Human Talent
Andrea Sanchez — Communications/Marketing Executive; Editor-in-Chief, WORTHY; Host, #DareToBe Twitter chat
Jane Adshead-Grant — Developing Leaders and Teams where Everybody Matters — ICF Master Credited Coach : Facilitator : Speaker
Tetyana Azarova — Organizational Development Consultant/Personal Coach/Researcher
Tawnya Bouma — President/CEO Together For The Good Inc. 501(c)(3) Veteran Certified Military organization supporting Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, PTS, TBI Awareness. Global HR Officer (USA) for WEG Global Goodwill Ambassador
Elizabeth Krussand — Oracle
Jennifer Beitz — Personal Development Coach
Debbie LaChusa — I help people tap into and follow their inspiration, so they can design a business and life they love | Online Teacher | Author | Blogger | Coach/Consultant
Eleanor Snare — I help you take the next step on your creative journey. Mentor, coach, consultant … and a bit of magic too.
Madeleine Lankston — Human Development Coach | Grief Recovery Specialist | Coaching Human to Human
Nicole Coyle — Agile Coach and Scrum/Kanban Team Facilitator at Flexion Inc.
Cat Hase — Helping coaches, consultants, healers and leaders to have greater impact with clients through creativity. Activity, game and workshop design.
Mila DeChant — Founder of Chief of Hearts ❣️| Global Advisor for CEOs to humanize workplaces.
Lori Lovens — LEADERSHIP, TALENT & TEAMS ADVISOR | PEOPLE FIRST INNOVATION
Kathy Holmes — Five Behaviors™ of a Cohesive Team and Everything DiSC Partner & Accredited Facilitator/ Let’s Rise Together!
Oleg Loughheed — Overcoming Odds Podcast
Lynn Putz — Talent Strategist & Executive Coach, T-Mobile
Olga Piehler — Founder and Chief Igniter Officer (CIO) at MyWy.io
Doug Fine — Principal at D.FINED Performance Solutions — Doug J. Fine
Arlene Mendoza — Sr. Innovation Program Manager @ Alluma
David (Saint) Martin — Executive Director at Evolve Youth Academy and CEO/Founder at Bailey Jude (Boutique Creative/Marketing Recruitment)
Nancy John — L&D Professional I Performance Coach I Sales Trainer I Addressing leadership & innovation risk in organizations
Colin Smith — The Listener — Improving the active listening, thinking and relationships skills of individuals and teams.
Jiggy Yoon — Public Speaker & Coach | Helping leaders maximize the longevity of their performance with self-awareness and EQ.
Jenny Powell — Helping businesses focus on Employee Engagement through “moments that matter” / MCIPD / MEEA
Alberto Gonzales Otero — Chief Purpose Officer | Founder @ Just on purpose | Helping companies, leaders & teams find their purpose & transform
Shelby Wagner — Business Agility Coach
Stephanie Barnes — Chief Chaos Organiser | Succeeding at big, unwieldy projects that don’t neatly fit into a box. #digitaltransformation
Samantha Suppiah — CEng MCIBSE | Holistic sustainability in the built environment
Benjamin Warsinske — BrandedWorld, Brand Strategy & Implementation Consultant | Workshop
Mark Snedden — Supporting TRANSFORMATIONAL SHIFTS in Workplace Cultures & Human~Being Leaders
Linda Simpson — I bring diverse groups together to create high performing teams who deliver valuable solutions to organizations
Chance Stewart — Servant Leader — Speaker — Leadership Development
Zander Townend — Owner at Body Wisdom Vitality Strategies
Rhys Thomas — I help Leaders connect with their truSELF | Mindset & Emotional Intelligence Coach | Co-Host on #TNTESQ Podcast
Stevie Borne — Leadership and Team Transformation Coach
Rachel Druckenmiller — Keynote Speaker | Founder & CEO of UNMUTED | Humanizing the Workplace | Wellbeing | Transformational Leadership
Kay Wakeman — Talent Strategist | Workforce of the Future Visionary | Humans First Advocate | Attract, Develop, and Retain
Laura Sukoroff — Founder, People Maximizer at C-Change Learning and Development
Maryann Kerr — I want you to cry at work. And laugh, and be wholly human and incredibly productive. Is that asking too much?
Nina Stultz — Focused on PEOPLE FIRST. Creating BELONGING everyday. I help mama leaders CREATE a wildly successful NETWORK of SUPPORT
Kerry Wekelo — Chief Operating Officer Actualize Consulting: Helping you create and maintain a thriving organizational culture.
Stephan Heflin — Founder The People Centered Business Round Table | Helping purpose-driven business owners achieve their long term vision
Cortney Schaefer — I love Business and I believe in Teams, in Change, in Growth and in Helping Others.
Rebecca Scott — Founder | Speaker | Consultant | Creative Solutions for Organizations and People
Stephanie Swenseid — Passionate thought leader skilled at creating programs that make a difference for companies & communities they serve
Barry Holmes — Changing the way the world thinks about learning
Dr. Pauline T. Crawford — CEO of Corporate Heart International, Gender Dynamics Expert | Author | Speaker | Magical Conversations That Matter for Men & Women in Business
Francheska E’silva — Catalytically Curious 💡| Asking questions since 1991 | HACKING HR Partner |
Stephanie Tran — Chief Operations Officer at Powerwolf Athletics
Caroline Ford — Talent Strategist Manager at Accenture
Some people don’t join all the zoom sessions but are very important connectors:
Claude Silver — Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia (HR/People)
Shelley Brown — ROI Mindfulness
Melissa Hughes — Speaker | Author | Columnist | Neuroscience Geek
Greg Sloan — Purpose CFO | Fiduciary-Only CFP® | Visioneer | Strategist | Entrepreneur | Launching EX platform to help retain emerging talent
Heather Younger — International TEDx motivational speaker on resilience, employee loyalty, leadership and advisor on employee retention.
Kimberley Davis — Author: BRAVE LEADERSHIP, Leadership Educator, cultivating confident, authentic, and powerful leaders.
Miranda Ash — Transformation expert working with the CEOs of SMEs to grow their business using The Freedom at Work Model
Bill Perry — Senior Organizational Consultant at theInnovatusGroup
Brooke Erol — Culture Transformation Consultant | Coach | Speaker | Author | Chief Purpose Officer
Renata Porter — Leadership Consultant-Trainer-Coach
David McGlennen — High Performance Culture Coach
Raf Baron — Frequent and real-time feedback for busy managers. Develop, retain and engage your team through feedback conversations.
Stefan Taylor — Helping Executives create more energy, shed fat & move to get your 20 something body back in 10 weeks
Lauren Simer —Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Dawna Jones — Co-creating Solutions to Sticky Issues; Shift Perspective