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Reignite Your Fire Retreat and Conference: Speaker Spotlight

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author at Prayer Wine Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

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Meet the amazing speakers who will be reigniting our fire at the Catholics Online conference in April!

Reignite Your Fire

If you would like to register for the Reignite Your Fire Conference and Retreat, click here: First Annual Catholics Online Retreat

There are times in our lives when our passions ebb and flow.

Our passion about our faith.

Our passion about our work.

Our passion about our vocation.

Our overall energy levels need recharging time and time again no matter what hat we are wearing and what role we are fulfilling.

At CatholicsOnline.net, we believe in boosting each other up and encouraging one another to serve the Lord with our talents joyfully and consistently.

We believe these speakers will set your hearts on fire for the Lord and for your God given mission!  Register to join us while there is still space available!  If you would like to register for the Reignite Your Fire Conference and Retreat, click here: First Annual Catholics Online Retreat

Here is a closer look at some of the Speakers scheduled to present at the 2018 Retreat and Conference:

Mark Daoust

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Have you ever spoken at conferences before?  Which ones?
 
Yep! I speak at several conferences every year…
  • Prospershow (a show for Amazon sellers)
  • Rhodium Weekend
  • Pubcon
  • Affiliate Summit
  • Ungagged
 
Have you written a book or books – how many?  
 
Not like Jerry. 🙂 The only books I’ve written are e-books. I’ve written a few of these, most of which can be found on https://www.quietlightbrokerage.com/resources
 
What are you most proud of from your work in the past two years?
 
Wow, this is a difficult one. Can I list not going certifiably insane? It’s been much more of an accomplishment than you might think!
I think I am most proud of the culture that I’ve built in a “secular” company (Quiet Light Brokerage). Most of that industry (online acquisitions of web based businesses) is driven by profit maximization and greed. Many of my competitors are focused solely on making as much money as they can.
Quiet Light has distinguished itself as being a company filled with people who will look out for buyers and sellers best interests. One of our core values is to be “recklessly honest” – being honest even if it causes us to lose business. As a result, we often tell our clients to not sell when it is not in their best interest (even though we lose out on a commission) or we’ll tell a buyer that they may want to back out of a deal where necessary.
There’s been pressure to get into profit maximization mode over the years, but we’ve resisted that urge. The result has been a reputation that is hard to beat.
 
What achievements of yours impress employers or clients the most?
 
Usually having six kids. 🙂 I think having six kids who are homeschooled* and owning two businesses usually catches someone’s attention.
*My wife does the homeschooling. I take absolutely no credit since I don’t put in the time.
 
Who is the greatest motivator or speaker you have listened to?  What advice have you taken from them to help you professionally?
Hmmm…that’s a good question as well. I actually am a bit odd in that I don’t listen to motivational speakers.
Business-wise, I follow Neil Patel pretty closely as I’m always stunned by the volume of content his team produces and the results they generate.

 

If you would like to register for the Reignite Your Fire Conference and Retreat, click here: First Annual Catholics Online Retreat

Jerry Windley-Daoust

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Have you written a book or books – how many?  
After editing stints with a small business magazine and Saint Mary’s Press (where I worked on high school religion textbooks), I was a stay-at-home dad for ten years. During that time, I started a parish-based parenting group called Parenting with the Spirit, launched a family-based parish catechesis program, and ran two websites — Creative Honeymoon Ideas (now defunct) and Catholic Wedding Help, which I sold in 2012 to Our Sunday Visitor; they still operate it.
I also did marketing and website optimization work.
I’ve written more than a dozen books, and published hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Once upon a time, I also wrote fiction, and won the 1997 Tamarack Award for short fiction.
What are you most proud of from your work in the past two years?
Proudest accomplishment in the past two years? I suppose building a small publishing operation from the ground up*, mostly bootstrapped…doubling or tripling growth year over year, and publishing dozens of books that help Catholic families. Really, for such a small organization, what we’ve accomplished in terms of our reach is pretty stunning — 100,000+ unique visitors a year, doubling every year or so, and selling thousands of books around the world.
*Jerry is the Founder of Peanut Butter and Grace as well as Gracewatch Media
Allison Gingras is the founder of ReconciledToYou.com, her platform for sharing the Catholic faith in our everyday life. Over the last 10 years in Catholic Ministry, Allison created a BLINK series on Catholic TV; hosted A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras, and developed the “Words with” daily devotional App called Words with Jesus.
Allison’s writing credits include The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, the Created to Relate companion journal; and the Good Enough Parenting CareNote with Abbey Press. Her newest project, a Faith Sharing Journal Series for Women, is due out in August 2018.
Allison offers presentations on: “Recognizing We have More in Common with the Blessed Mother than We Think”; and a series on Seeking Forgiveness, Trust, and JOY! Currently consulting as a Social Media Specialist for Kennedy Brownrigg Catholic Marketing Group, Catholic Marketing Network, and WINE: Women in the New Evangelization. She has contributed to Catholicmom.com, WINE, Catholic Stand, Catholic Lane, Catechist Magazine, Shalom Magazine, New Evangelizers, Our Sunday Visitor, and the Catholic Writer’s Guild.
If you would like to register for the Reignite Your Fire Conference and Retreat, click here: First Annual Catholics Online Retreat

Emily Ricci

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Emily Ricci is the founder and president of Gloriam Marketing, LLC, a Catholic marketing, consulting, and event planning firm. After eight years of parish work, Emily combined her background in marketing and writing with her expertise in church management to create Gloriam, which seeks to equip Catholic churches, schools, and businesses with marketing and evangelization tools.
Emily works full-time for a college as a content and social media specialist and will be completing her master’s in theology this year.

If you would like to register for the Reignite Your Fire Conference and Retreat, click here: First Annual Catholics Online Retreat

 

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