Amy Schmidt is a podcast host, author, public speaker, blogger and founder of the brand, Fearlessly Facing Fifty™. She launched her business and brand the year she turned 50. Her mission is to encourage anyone over forty to push fear aside and find their confidence, that may have been pushed aside or hidden, and not let this time of life allow them to lose their identity. Amy’s weekly podcasts have an audience that continues to grow at record speeds reaching thousands every week. Her interviews arm you with insight and value, leave you inspired to take action. Amy uses her personal storytelling and authentic self to empower people to take charge of their life in the middle, at a time when you can begin to feel invisible. Amy’s podcasts inspire you to rid yourself of a safety net, and she is as approachable and genuine as what you read in this book, or when you meet her in person.
Dr. Clayborne is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine with an academic focus on ethics, health policy, end of life care, and innovation/entrepreneurship.
She developed a novel epistaxis device as a resident and in 2015 was awarded the NSF I-Corps grant which helped to launch her company Emergency Medical Innovation, LLC.
She is the former Chair of the MedChi Committee on Ethics and Judicial Affairs, serves on the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and is an active member of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the National Medical Association. Dr. Clayborne is an advocate for the use of Advance Medical Directives such as MyDirectives.com
Health & Fitness Coach
Since 2006, Nicole has been helping women lose weight for the last time. Nicole is an ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, host of Shape It Up Over 40 podcast, founder of Shape It Up, LLC, author of “The No Fuss, No Mess Shape It Up Cookbook”, licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and former professional ballet dancer. Nicole has been featured in Racheal Ray in Season, Bicycling Magazine, Real Simple and MSN. To learn more, go to ShapeItUpFitness.com
Tom Triumph examines why thinking more like an artist and “moving into the realm of thinkers, builders and doers,” can improve how we view the world and the work we do. He says, “The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors, yet many people experience the world in terms of an 8-crayon box.”
Tom Triumph is a consultant, speaker and author who helps companies grow by helping them reinvent their business, product development, and marketing. He’s helped large organizations act nimbly and small companies scale. He’s participated in two global technology revolutions— and along the way has been part of some remarkable success stories (and some misfires).
Tom lived aboard a research ship where he tended to the minisub, wrestled in the Olympic trials, and helped oversee the design and build of the largest composite hovercraft ever built in the US. He’s the author of the book "Evolve or Die: Lessons for World-Class Innovation & Creativity."