Picture - Contributing Writer - Linda Ginac - I Linda Ginac
CEO, TalentGuard, Inc
Linda is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TalentGuard, a leading talent management software company focused on helping companies better engage and develop their employees. Linda is an author and global HR thought leader. She’s written books on the strategic alignment of career management to business goals. In recognition of her leadership in the talent management industry, Linda is Austin Business Journal’s Women of the Year, Entrepreneur by the YWCA, Trailblazer finalist by the Central Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and Business Finalist by Austin Under 40. Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University and an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from Norwich University. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Frank and two boys, Andrew and Vaughn.
Kyle Golden
Founder Work It Personal Training
Kyle is the founder of Work it Personal Training. He is native of San Antonio, TX but moved to Austin in 1997 to attend St. Edward’s University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology. After working in the financial services industry for many years Kyle decided he wanted to bring his passion for fitness to his career life and founded Work It Personal Training in 2007. Kyle has been a guest speaker on fitness and health topics for organizations including the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association of the University of Texas at Austin. Kyle is also a graduate of the Leadership Austin: Emerge program.
  Brad Kennington, LMFT, LPC
Therapist & Author | Brad Kennington & Associates | Austin, Texas
Brad Kennington, LMFT, LPC is a therapist and consultant in private practice in west Austin. Brad provides therapy to adults and adolescents and focuses on relationship issues, anxiety and eating disorders. Because of his expertise, Brad has been interviewed by HuffPost Live and satellite radio and has been quoted by Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post. Brad also consults with organizations that have experienced a traumatic event. In addition to his practice, Brad is a faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Austin Family Institute. He is a board member of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. To contact Brad, you can reach him at 512.329.5595 or at
Picture - Contributing Writer - Justin McNulty Justin McNulty
Founder & Editor of JustinDoesBlog
Justin has been an avid traveler since he was a kid. Having attained his first elite status with an airline when he was a freshman in college, he now travels close to 100,000 miles a year spending around 50 nights a year in hotels. Justin has been to 48 states in the United States and almost 30 countries on four continents. Justin enjoys sharing his experiences, tips, and tricks he has learned while both at home and on the road. Follow his adventures on Facebook ( and Twitter (@JustinDoesBlog)
  Maria Orozova
Founder and Editor of
Maria is the founder and editor for Fab is the New Black, a fashion and lifestyle blog and virtual creative space for sharing ideas, inspirations and fabulous products and finds. She is the president at The MOD Studio, a marketing firm, and at MODpaper, an invitation studio. As a fashion-minded marketing professional, she developed Fab as a place to share her otherwise “useless knowledge” with likeminded readers. She is the recipient of 16 ADDY awards, 19 American Graphic Design Awards and was selected as one of the ’2012 People to Watch” by Graphic Design USA magazine.
  Lindsey J. Wiese
Founder & Editor of the Blog Joie de Vivre
Lindsey J. Wiese is a lifestyle content creator at, writing about travel, home decor, lifestyle-appropriate fashion trends, and the fun experiences that abound in Austin, Texas.  In addition to storytelling the hearty carefree enjoyment of life, a.k.a. “Joie de Vivre,” her monthly blog feature, Life[style], focuses on favorite products that enrich her everyday, from beauty to beverages, to restaurants, scents, and workout routines.  In addition to her blog, she is a regular contributing writer for InFluential Magazine, serves on the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run – Austin, and is a member of the Junior League of Austin.  Follow her on Twitter & Instagram:  @blogjoiedevivre


Laurel Kinney
Personal Stylist at
Laurel Kinney is a personal stylist, wardrobe consultant, and founder of Laurel Kinney Personal Styling. After 10 years as a social worker, she combined her love of fashion with her people skills and started her business as a way to help people express their true selves through personal style. Partnering as a wardrobe consultant and co-designer, Laurel assists Mr. & Mrs. Sew It All with clients like the Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Laurel serves as a mentor through The Paid Stylist program providing business training to up-and-coming stylists. She’s been featured in Real Magazine, Austin Way, Tribeza, and Austin Monthly and was an Austin Under 40 Award nominee.