Marketing, Messaging and Media Conference 2013

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Turn Your Passion into Profits!

Enhance your marketing to connect with the right customers
Master your message so you can help more people
Grow your business by at least 20% every year

Join Lynne Golodner for
Two Days that will Change Your Life
October 26 – 27, 2013 at Walsh College (3838 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083)
9 am – 4 pm

MMM Panel 2 3.29.14

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Join Public Relations entrepreneur Lynne Golodner, the Your People team and guest experts in a transformative seminar guaranteed to enhance your marketing to connect with the right customers, master your message so you can help more people, and grow your business by at least 20% every year!


  • Craft your unique story and learn how to tell it …
  • Learn from business & media experts how to build your reach …
  • Find the right relationships that grow you & your revenues …
  • Understand your unique value proposition …
  • Banish every obstacle to your greatest self …


Expert Presenters


on PR, Marketing & Business Development


on Successful Entrepreneur-ship 


on Business Breakthrough 


on Inspiration for Business Owners


on Keeping it Local


on Social Media Storytelling


on Visual Storytelling

a panel of entrepreneurs sharing their public relations successes and a panel of media folks teaching you how to pitch them!

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Lynne Golodner

After 15 years as a journalist for national media, Lynne Meredith Golodner created Your People LLC in 2007 to guide businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits in growing their reach and building brand awareness. The company has consistently won awards for its creative, innovative marketing and PR campaigns every year. Lynne is an expert in marketing, public relations, social media and business development, speaking widely on the power of relationships and storytelling to build business.

A graduate of the University of Michigan (BA, Communications) and Goddard College (MFA, Writing), Lynne has worked as a writer in New York, Washington, D.C., and Detroit. Her clients and speaking engagements come from across North America. She is the author of eight books, including the 2013 release, The Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads. Lynne lives in Southfield, Michigan with her husband and four children.

Donna Orbovich

Donna Orbovich is founder and CEO of Kisma Productions and Brilliant Commotion Coaching. She teaches clients how to break through the commotion of life so they may step into brilliant leadership in business and relationships.

Donna is also a Yoga teacher and Co-founder of Source Movement Academy, which is dedicated to helping Yoga teachers and studio owners create meaningful experiences and grow their businesses.

Donna opened, successfully ran and sold a Detroit business, by trusting her instincts. She attributes her ability to create a powerful presence in the community to her seven-step formula for brilliance in leadership.

Nick Hansinger

Nick Hansinger is the founder and CEO of Creative Breakthrough Coaching. Working with individuals & corporations, Nick inspires people to find and maintain their state of peak performance and leadership so they can live more focused, connected and inspired lives.

For half of his 20 years as a professional musician, Nick was Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager for the Detroit Symphony. Nick is also a Yoga instructor known for teaching engaging, challenging and fun classes with messages of inspiring quality. Having studied at the Vedanta Academy in India, Nick has combined his professional experience with intensive study of personal development and philosophy to create a process and formula for people to build their best lives.

Katherine Austin

Katherine Austin teaches yoga and meditation and offers spiritual leadership guidance to business owners. Founder of Karma Yoga, Inc., a business that has grown and thrived in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, for 10 years, Katherine helps individuals move past the surface to live and work on a deeper level, eliminating stress and illusionary fear and focus more on high-level, soul-promoting achievement, relationships and growth.

Lisa Diggs

Lisa Diggs is owner of The Catalyst Company, a performance consulting business that specializes in helping organizations become more productive and profitable. In fall of 2007, Diggs founded the Buy Michigan Now campaign to ignite the revitalization of Michigan’s economy.  The focus of this advocacy program is to create awareness of the importance of supporting Michigan-based businesses and speaking positively about what her home state has to offer. She has been awarded the President’s Call to Service Award from the Obama administration for volunteering more than 4,000 hours of service to the betterment of her community.

Brenda Meller

Brenda Meller is Director of Communications for Walsh College.

Rich Donley

Rich Donley, APR, has solid experience in increasing brand awareness, reputation, engagement and sales for many of the 130 regional/global companies represented over the years. He has propelled timid, virtually unknown companies into well-spoken, well-known category leaders.

He has 24 years of solid experience in public relations, journalism and marketing communications, during which he has proven his talent for strategic planning, media relations, publicity, writing, social media, media/presentation/crisis communications training, product/technology launches and trade show/press event planning and support.

Currently, Rich is a senior vice president, PR/marketing communications at MCCI (founded in 1993 as Mort Crim Communications, Inc.). The award-winning integrated marketing agency specializes in video, web/digital, PR/media relations, social media and marketing/advertising for clients in a broad range of industries. In this newly created position, he is responsible for managing the company’s public relations, marketing communications and social media portfolio, as well as developing new business.

Most recently, Rich was a freelance public relations consultant and executive trainer, providing professional services to enhance messaging, build brand awareness, boost sales and improve executive communicators – through PR, communications, executive training, etc.

Previously, Rich was a vice president at Airfoil, where he managed a diversified, profitable account portfolio of local/global clients, including Faurecia, NVIDIA, Delphi and FordDirect. He had responsibility for strategy, execution, budgeting, metrics, growth, client satisfaction and executive communications training. Prior to this, he was vice president and partner at Bianchi Public Relations where, for 12 years, he oversaw several of the agency’s accounts and was responsible for new business initiatives. Rich is a former journalist who served as a news editor for Monday Morning Newspapers (Tech Center News and Detroit Auto Scene).

Accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America, Rich was the 2010 PRSA Detroit Chapter president. He is a founding member of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s PR/Marketing Advisory Council, a member of the OESA Automotive Public Relations Council and is active in school/church functions, including serving as committee chair of major fundraisers.

Rich graduated cum laude from Wayne State University in Detroit with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in both journalism and radio/TV.

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