Marc is a former professional rugby player whose career ended when he tragically broke his neck while playing. Fortunately he has made a near full recovery, and after two decades of elite level sport, combined with extensive study in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Mastery, he created Winning EQ as a platform to educate and inspire people to better know themselves and achieve excellence in all aspects of life. He is currently leveraging his 20 years experience in broadcasting, and current position as Major League Rugby lead commentator to deliver media training to athletes and sports teams. Marc is also an advocate for mental health, being an original member of the Global Mental Health Alliance and the #samehere movement.
MARY JO LOREI
Mary Jo is an accomplished facilitator and coach of all who seek their next level. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and over 10 years of leading dynamic group experiences. She uses her intuition, deep connection, compassion and remarkable humor to ignite passion and motivation in all who seek her guidance in achieving self-mastery. Her facilitation skills are unparalleled, with the exceptional ability to develop leadership skills that translate it into business success and beyond. Having completed multiple intensive facilitator/coaching programs, Mary Jo uses her gifts and continual development of her skills to forward all she encounters. She is a compassionate mirror, a stealth truth seeker, and is passionate about living vibrantly. Mary Jo Lorei is an expert practitioner in emotional intelligence, and inspiring business leaders and their employees to connect to their individual and collective visions.
Shawn is the CEO of eCommerce feed optimization company Feedonomics. He is passionate about the role that technology can play in enabling successful online initiatives. Shawn is also an accomplished entrepreneur who employs his talents in finance, leadership, and general management to build compelling businesses. Shawn previously founded a health care company that in 10 years grew to be the contracted provider to some of the largest health care chains in the United States. A born leader, Shawn is a former USA Eagles National Rugby Team International, and was recently inducted into the USA Rugby Hall Of Fame for his leadership as a player, and also Gold medal winning coach of the USA National Maccabiah Rugby team.
Shelly is Executive Vice President of HR Policy Association and its Center On Executive Compensation. Since joining the Association in 2014, she has worked on a range of human resource issues, including executive compensation and employer-sponsored health care. Prior to this, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Communications at Motorola Solutions. During her tenure at Motorola, Shelly led the HR function through a period of substantial change, from the spin-off of its consumer cell phone business to a major transformation of how HR services are delivered. Shelly earned a BA and MBA from UCLA and was an Academic All American and a member of the Bruins’ 1982 NCAA Championship softball team. Shelly is also the founder of Sustaining Excellence, a non-profit organization created in 2014 to prepare collegiate student-athletes to successfully transition to a post-graduate career.
After dedicating 12 years to various leadership positions within football, Coach Evan Burk made the choice to transition his efforts to support all types of teams - even those outside of the world of sports. Now, he utilizes his leadership and communication skill sets to help organizations and companies identify elite performers and create high-performing teams. His expertise consulting with organizations such as T-Mobile, USA Football, and now in e-sports with the Overwatch League's Los Angeles Gladiators, has empowered leaders to create positive and effective corporate culture, build collaborative teams, and perform at their highest levels.