Please mark your calendar for our 11th Annual Summit! Futuristic Thinking: Featuring guest speakers GB Richmond and Tim Morton, plus panel discussions and networking. Event will be held at our NEW Detroit-area venue, Bloomfield Open Hunt.
John M. "GB" RichmondFounder Goodbye Money Stress
Founder: Goodbye Money Stress, Financial Literacy & Wellness Consultant, Professional Speaker of Turbulence, Transformation & Application
GB has been where you are: self-employed, an employer, and an employee; fully leveraged and debt free, had a very healthy salary and not much of one at all.
GB has navigated squashed dreams, decisions between settling for a guaranteed payoff vs. not settling but no guarantee; Co-founding a wealth management firm in his 20’s and growing it from zero to over $100 million dollars under management; Creating and cultivating a company culture so dynamic only 4 people (outside of retirement) left over almost 30 years…then at the pinnacle, being inspired with a calling, taking a leap of faith, and walking away to teach high school.
Identifying goals, channeling passion, relentless determination, dogged perseverance, developing systems and processes, and managing highs and lows are the benchmarks of his life…and praise God for the struggle. It taught him the “Success Structure”, how to go from “here” (where he currently is) to “there” (where he desires to be), which he has successfully used in faith and fitness, finances, academics and relationships.
Naturally blessed with the charism of storytelling, a delivery style that is casual, easy-going and relatable, and using humor, drama, adversity, and the joy that is real life, he shares his personal experiences to engage audiences, provide key lessons, a framework to follow, and hope upon which to latch.
GB is the founder of Goodbye Money Stress. A company comprising three divisions: Financial Literacy Workshops for groups; A High-Level Coaching Experience for groups and individuals; and Professional Speaking, where his use of turbulence, transformation, and application captivates audiences.
GB is married to Dannielle. Between them they have five grown children with two children (Rhodesian Ridgebacks) who keep them company at home.
Tim MortonSE Michigan Multi-Area Director Fellowship of Christian Athletes
“Rewire Your Brain for the Glory of God – Controlling Our Thought Life”
Tim Morton is the Multi-Area Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Southeast Michigan. FCA is the world’s largest sports ministry. The mission of FCA is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. He has been full time with the ministry since 2018. Before this, he was a business and finance teacher and varsity basketball coach at Avondale High School for 22 years. Tim is also a graduate of Avondale and that is where he met Vickie, his wife of 34 years. They have two married daughters, Kaitlyn (Michael) and Lyndsay (Jamarr).
Dave YonkmanFounder DYS Media
Panelist Dave Yonkman founded the Grand Rapids public relations and website design firm DYS Media, which applies artificial intelligence to mass communication.
Dave previously served as the Director of Communications under two Chairmen of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill. He provided crisis communications service during detainee negotiations in Eastern Europe for a private maritime security firm. He also worked for a counterterrorism think tank in Washington, D.C. and was the Washington Correspondent for Newsmax Media.
He started his career covering politics for the Holland Sentinel in Holland, Mich., where he currently lives with his wife and daughter.
Roger NorbergPrincipal Chair C12 Business Forums, Suburban Detroit
Roger spent 31 years in progressively more responsible managerial positions with General Motors before retiring as a Purchasing Director with global responsibility for Sub-Assembly and Sequencing to Car and Truck assembly plants, in 2003 to pursue a family business opportunity.
He worked in several operations and headquarters in roles as a change agent, implementing Lean Manufacturing Techniques in the Materials Management arena, with extensive experience in Supply Chain Planning, Logistics, and Lean Material Systems (Toyota Production System). He has both line and staff management experience in materials management, manufacturing operations, and purchasing. Roger trained many people in a wide variety of lean material flow techniques. He has a reputation for establishing understanding, facilitating issue resolution across functions, reducing costs by eliminating waste, and improving customer satisfaction.
He joined C12 in 2005 to share his lifelong love for Jesus, and his professional and spiritual experience, and to exercise his consulting, coaching, and facilitating skills with Christian Business Owners and CEOs who want to pursue business from a Biblical Worldview.
Roger earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Administration from GMI (Kettering University) and his MBA from Wayne State University. After being involved with C12 Business Forums since Fall of 2005, working with CEOs gets better every month.
Roger and his wife Cheryl reside in Waterford, Michigan. They have five children in four states. They raised three daughters who all graduated from Christian Colleges. They serve the Lord in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Colorado where they are busy raising Roger’s 10 grandchildren. Their two sons serve the Lord locally as they make their way into young adulthood.
Davaughnu BanksEnvision Brand Marketing
Davaughnu Banks has over 20 years of experience as an accomplished strategic marketing and advertising professional. He has a passion and collaborative hands-on servant-leadership style that has enabled him to plan and execute award-winning marketing solutions for small, medium-sized, and Fortune 500 companies. Over the years, he’s strengthened his entrepreneurial spirit and proficiency in branding and marketing strategy by combining his creative and analytical mindset with his corporate agency experience; this is the foundation of how Envision Brand Marketing was conceived in 2016. Furthermore, he also established his trademarked strategic marketing model, tagline, and brand DREAM.PURPOSE.ACTION.®
Davaughnu received his Masters in Public Relations from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University, which has been valuable to help communicate his brand. He’s guided and managed great brand partners like Ford, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Arkitektura, White Castle, Bosch, Great Lakes Coffee, The Shops @ Rockvale, General Motors, Stand Together, Warrior Sports, Stellantis, SEND International, and many more.
He was originally born in Toronto, Canada, and then raised in Windsor, Canada. Today Davaughnu helps raise his family with his wife Liz, their two teenage sons Zavier and Dante, and their rescue Pit Bull, Bear at their home in Pleasant Ridge, MI.
VenueBloomfield Open Hunt Club 405 E Long Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI , 48304