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Let’s Show These 46 Awesome Leaders Some LOVE!

Heart with HandsHappy Valentine’s Day! Do you absolutely LOVE your customers? And all the people in your extended community, too? I sure do! In fact, I’d like to celebrate this global day of love by showing some *LOVE* to these special peeps in my community. Everyone in this group of 46 heart-centered entrepreneurs from around the world is creating passionate change in their own way.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

It is an honor and privilege to lead this group in my year-long coaching club, the Business & Beyond Club. We’ve been working together since December 2012 when my club first opened, and we’ve all formed a special bond and camaraderie. We meet on a regular basis via webinars and we enjoy a very active private Facebook Group. Plus, we’re convening at a live in-person event in San Diego in April, 2013. Very exciting! Watch this space for continued growth among members.

The Compound Effect

One of the first books I encouraged club members to read is The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. Darren shares many powerful principles about creating true success through daily habits that compound over time (vs. “overnight success” which is a myth!) In the book, he outlines a weekly Accountability practice, which we’ve implemented in the Business & Beyond Club in triads. Everyone also read Simon Sinek’s amazing book Start With Why where the message is about connecting to your deepest purpose and passion and letting that drive you on a daily basis (vs. your what or how!)

She Loves You

I invite you to browse through this list of committed business owners, connect with them on Twitter and Facebook… and tell them Mari says, She loves you!

1. Andrew West – Spain

Cofounder of the Obsidian Retreat. A weight loss and type 2 diabetes retreat near Benissa, Spain. Voted by the Sunday Times as one of top 20 Health Retreats to visit in the world.

2. April Woodcock – Connecticut, USA

Touching Clients specializes in Online Marketing for Small Businesses including Social Media Marketing.

3. Barbara Phillips – Washington, USA

Nurse Practitioner, Practice Owner, NP Business Coach, Founder/CEO of NPBO

4. Carissa Pelletier – California, USA is a social network that makes it easy to Connect and Share with other GrownUps and find kid-friendly Activities and Events. Tweets by Carissa.

5. Catherine Hedden – California, USA

Films About Me helps you make Superstar Quality Videos that people watch! Emmy awared™ winning Director, David Gumpel and Social Media Marketer, Catherine Hedden.

6. Cathie Denehy – Australia

Business Divas aims to Connect you with other like-minded business owners, Inspire you with real stories and triumphs, and Educate you with the latest business.
Follow @AussieBizDivas

7. Debbie Horovitch – Canada

Specializes in services for advertising agencies, traditional & digital media/content producers and charity fund raising events and galas – especially those including celebrities of fashion, technology and pop culture worlds.

8. Dianne Summerville – Australia

Provides seminars teaching investors how to generate cash-flow with pre-foreclosed and foreclosed properties in Australia.

9. Domenic Chiarella – Connecticut, USA

7of7 Best – a new community for resources and brainstorming to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. We all start business for many reasons; the top one is that we are following our PASSIONS.

10. Elizabeth Cruz – California, USA

VRT Services, Inc. offers the most respected and knowledgeable registration and titling services in the industry.

11. Emma Burford – United Kingdom

Powered by a Mum who loves to support all online businesses. The #Directory where #Mums and #Business connect via #Social #Networking!

12. Fin Wycherley – Scotland

Business Journalist, Inbound and Content Marketer builds online communities via engaging content and newsjacking.

13. Haraya Del Rosario – Philippines

StraightArrow is a company facilitating the outsourcing of creative processes to achieve the highest levels of creativity, quality and efficiency.

14. Inga Spouse – United Kingdom

Specializes in providing simple, manageable steps on how to make your website work better: Websites Working Wonderfully.

15. Jacob Sapochnick – California, USA

US Immigration Lawyer based in San Diego. Blogger, Speaker, Social Media Expert, and Avid Tae Kwon Do Martial Artist.

16. Janice Clark – West Virginia, USA

Proud mom, Social Media Strategist and Virtual Solutions Provider. Providing calm expertise in a world of chaos.

17. Jill Shearer – Nevada, USA

Un-complicating internet marketing. Less talk, more totally doable tips, waaaay more fun. Dog lover, tennis fan, traveler and co-founder of

18. JoAnne Funch – Minnesota, USA

Marketing Consultant, Social Media Manager and Trainer. Specializing in teaching people age 40-60. Passionate foodie.

19. Karen Smith – Florida, USA

Online dream store for a Lil Princess. Created by a mom with moms and grandma’s in mind to have a one-stop shop where you can find amazing gifts, costumes, party favors and bedroom decor for Baby, toddler , kids and Tweens.

20. Katharine McMahon – New York, USA

Guiding Strategic Business Growth, mainly for small and medium-sized businesses. Passionate about all areas of marketing and how it impacts business performance.

21. Katia Millar – Canada

Founder and Chief Inspirational Officer of Positive Fabulous Women – connecting & inspiring women to a life of purpose & passion so they can totally rock it!

22. Keri Jaehnig – Ohio, USA

Specializes in social media marketing and public relations for business brands, non-profits, and public figures. Helps formulate and customize marketing strategies.

23. Kim St. Andre – Texas, USA

Expert in Psychic Mediumship Development. The Soccer Mom Psychic Medium.

24. Leslie Pringle – Canada

Coins For Classrooms exists to support the work of credible educational organizations in economically disadvantaged areas of the world by bringing them school supplies.

25. Loryn Wilson – California, USA

Social media marketing agency that helps businesses create greater brand awareness, stronger brand loyalty, increased word of mouth, improved understanding of customer needs and better faster consumer feedback. Strategy Management. Ad Buys

26. Lucy Capo-Miller – Florida, USA

A custom-curated collection of immaculately formulated scents made with only the rarest plant and floral essences and organic ingredients.

27. Meretta Pater – Canada

Dedicated Mompreneur and Wife. Holistic Realtor® in training, Real Estate Assistant & Property Manager (RE/MAX®) & Feng Shui Enthusiast.

28. Micheline Green – Arizona, USA

Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

29. Monique Ramsey – California, USA

Founder of Cosmetic Social Media specializing in MD marketing. Certified Social Media Strategist.

30. Nicol Garwood – United Kingdom

Business Strategist, specialising in Social Media. Offering Law firms a unique way to identify, engage and retain more profitable clients using social media.

31. Nicole Amsler – California, USA

Entrepreneur, marketing strategist and implementer. Expertise in building marketing programs, improving effectiveness and optimizing ROI.

32. Pamela Gail Johnson – Texas, USA

Founder, Secret Society of Happy People. Where Happiness Meets Reality. Blogger, Author and Speaker.

33. Ramanathan Somasundaram – India

Ambitious entrepreneur, #Software and #SocialMedia. Providing social media content, social media management services, and social applications.

34. Renee Baribeau – California, USA

Known internationally as The Practical Shaman and Shaman to the Stars, Renee specializes in transforming the mundane into the magical.

35. Richard Martin –  United Kingdom

Supplier of Energy Saving Infrared Heating, Solar Installations, Energy Monitors and Eco Cooling.

36. Roseann Higgins – Arizona, USA

President SPIES: Single Professional Introductions for the Especially Selective – professional matchmaking service by executive recruiting. One marriage/long term relationship every five weeks since 1994!

37. Rhana Pytell – California, USA

Live true to you! The delightful, personalized health and wellbeing application for women. Support, community and important reminders.

38. Sally Thibault – Australia

Speaker, Author and Media Commentator on Asperger’s Syndrome, Bully-Resilience, Teenagers & Social Media. Books: David’s Gift, Asperger’s, Bullying & School, Wise Mothers

39. Shawn Abel – Texas, USA

InteractABEL Social Media offers small and medium-sized companies turnkey strategies to connecting with customers through the burgeoning opportunities of social media.

40. Shelley Miller – California, USA

Home exchange expert, writer, speaker. Sharing tips on how to travel the world and stay for free! France, Italy, Hawaii? You CAN afford a dream vacation!

41. Simran Singh – South Carolina, USA

The 11:11 Magazine & 11:11 Talk Radio are focused on Energy, Truth, Growth, & Wisdom. 11:11 is the wake-up call to look at life and become more conscious.

42. Susan Beebe – New York, USA

Lighthouse Marketing, Inc (LHM) is a full service marketing and advertising agency.
Follow @Lighthouse_mkt

43. Teresa Denney – Oregon, USA

SPDconnect empowers parents to find the help they need for their sensory child. Join in!

44. Teresa Pangan – Iowa, USA

Helping professionals stand out and get known by building their business and personal brand.

45. Tracy Williams – Alaska, USA

Enriching Lives through Social Media & Motivational Coaching. Also Residential Real Estate Biz.

46. Vicky Kendrick – Idaho, USA

We provide a wide selection of only the freshest, highest quality flowers and plants, creative floral designs, and innovative gardening ideas.

I trust you enjoyed this virtual tour of amazing leaders and have made some new friends. Please feel free to leave any comments below… and do share this post on your social channels, too. Let’s keep the love flowing. 🙂

Mari Smith

Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is widely known as the Premier Facebook Marketing Expert and a top Social Media Thought Leader. Forbes describes Mari as, “… the preeminent Facebook expert. Even Facebook asks for her help.” IBM named Mari as one of seven women that are shaping digital marketing. Mari is an in-demand keynote speaker, corporate social media strategist, dynamic live webcast host, and popular brand ambassador. She is coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, and author of The New Relationship Marketing.

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  1. fasa on May 3, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Thank you for this very interesting infographic ! I’m talking about Google Venice on my blog.

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  2. Denise Sonnenberg on March 2, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for putting this all together Mari. Always happy to connect with great people like these.

  3. Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on February 15, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Nice, Mari. That was a lovely thing to do for your peeps!

    • Mari Smith on February 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks heaps, @RhobertaShaler:disqus!! hehe xx

  4. Ali R. Rodriguez on February 15, 2013 at 5:40 am

    What a beautiful LOVE FEST! Congrats to all 🙂

    • Mari Smith on February 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      Aw thanks a mil @AliRodriguez:disqus :)*

  5. Carissa Pelletier on February 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Mari & Team! I’m honored to be listed among such amazing people. Thanks!

  6. Inga Spouse on February 14, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Great post, and very happy to be part of the v-day love! Thank you!
    I particularly love being able to Follow and Like straight from the post. Very clever!!

    • Mari Smith on February 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      heheee – yay, super handy all in one place with one click!! Thanks @twitter-224617839:disqus 😉

  7. Emma Burford on February 14, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Wow what a privilege to by on your Valentines list @MariSmith you definitely rock!

  8. Keri at Idea Girl Media on February 14, 2013 at 5:46 am


    A fabulous collection of business professionals! Thank you for featuring me above!!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your team… 🙂


  9. jacob sapochnick on February 14, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Amazing group you put together Mari, it is an honor to be part of this:)) Happy Valentines

  10. Emma Burford on February 14, 2013 at 5:38 am

    I am honoured and thrilled to be on your list Mari rubbing shoulders with such an amazing bunch of supportive business entrepreneurs – thank you mwah Happy Valentines day to you all 🙂

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