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Martin Whitehead, Certified Fraud Examiner, PwC Brazil

Martin Whitehead, Certified Fraud Examiner, PwC Brazil

Listen to the Talk 2 Brazil Interview by Tom Reaoch with Martin Whitehead onLA Talk Radio, Monday July 29, 2013 : PLAY or DOWNLOAD.
Martin Whitehead has been in the accountancy and forensic profession for 22 years having started his career with Arthur Andersen in the UK.
Martin has joined PwC Brazil to lead the firm’s rapidly growing Forensic practice based in Sao Paulo. For the last 15 years he has been with PwC working in forensic services in Africa, based at various times in Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria and most recently in Kenya. He became a PwC partner in 2000.
Over this period he has performed engagements for clients in more than 20 different countries in Africa, Europe and North America.Martin’s particular specialism is in investigations. He has conducted numerous large scale and complex investigations for clients in the private and public sectors, typically involving a mixture of fraud, corruption and bribery which have resulted in significant financial loss through various means, most commonly through asset misappropriation, procurement fraud, false accounting, and increasingly these days via cybercrime.
Martin is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a UK qualified Chartered Accountant. He also has MBA from INSEAD in France, and a Masters degree in Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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Ilya Brotzky, Creator of Brazil Career Blueprint

Ilya Brotzky, Creator of Brazil Career Blueprint

Listen to the Talk 2 Bazil Interview by Tom Reaoch with Ilya Brotzky onLA Talk Radio, July 22, 2013:  PLAY or DOWNLOAD.
Ilya is passionate about helping talented individuals launch an amazing career and life in Brazil. He is fluent in Russian, Portuguese and English and is a global connector that brings together people and information in order to help solve the world's most pressing issues.
Ilya graduated from Cornell University and moved to Brazil as a Management Trainee for Vale, the world's second largest mining company where he learned Portuguese and a implemented Process Mapping project at the world's largest Iron Ore port before returning to Canada to serve as an internal consult for Operational Improvement projects.
From there, Ilya returned to Rio de Janeiro as a Business Development Consultant from Mobile Metrix, Zona Universitaria and Easyaula, where he helped close a six figure contract with a large consumer goods company, pitched at a Demo Day in front of hundreds of investors and help raise over half a million reais in seed funding.
Ilya was also featured in an interview by Chris Dannen on Fast Company Connection: “The Getaway Career: An Intimate Tale of Jetting to Brazil In Search Of Love, Life, And a Startup Hit”
Most recently, Ilya has joined Acxiom Brazil's operations in a Business Development Executive role while building Brazil Career Blueprint, www.brazilcareerblueprint.com  , an online course that helps others navigate the complex Brazilian employment market.
Ilya is also the Founder and first Trip Leader of Mountains for Moms, an annual fundraising climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro that has raised over $ 20,000 for women suffering from obstetric fistula at Cornell University where he studied. This same program has since expanded to Dartmouth, Northwestern and Harvard.

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Robyn Hatcher, Founder of SpeakEtc, New York

Robyn Hatcher, Founder of SpeakEtc, New York

Robyn Hatcher is an author and communication skills expert who brings more than 17 years of experience to her position as Founder and Principal ofSpeakEtc., a boutique communication and presentation-skills training company. 
Listen to the Talk 2 Brazil interview by Tom Reaoch with Robyn Hatcher on LA Talk Radio  July 15, 2013:  PLAY or DOWNLOAD. 
Robyn recently launched her first book, Standing Ovation Presentations(Motivational Press, 2013), a complete presentations skills guide that contains a unique communication-style system called ActorTypes. Robyn knows from years of training others that most people have a core set of strengths that relate to one or more of nine different character types found in movies and TV. Using these personas, she provides readers with detailed tips and skills on how to polish strengths and minimize weaknesses so they can create and deliver stellar presentations and communicate with style – their own style.
 As Robyn knows that many communication issues stem from people’s inability to recognize and “own” their tremendous value, she delivers dynamic presentations, workshops and trainings that are both engaging and inspirational.
Once an extremely shy child, Robyn is passionate about teaching individuals how to transform their process of communication so that they can express themselves effectively and powerfully. 
Over the course of her career, Robyn has helped thousands of business professionals improve their presentations and conduct successful interviews and interpersonal communication. Her clients have included C-suite executives and entrepreneurs, as well as academics and human services professionals, among many others. Her corporate client roster has included Fortune 500 companies and noteworthy brands, including Lifetime Television, Jones New York, AXA, Jet Blue, Deloitte & Touche and Merrill Lynch, to name a few.
Prior to founding her own consultancy, Robyn worked as a professional actress, appearing on stage in New York and surrounding region, as well as in television commercials and dramas. She also served as a writer for two daytime dramas and a contributor to American Express Open Forum. In addition, Robyn frequently appeared as an expert guest on HuffPost Live, was a contributing media expert in PRNEWS 2013 Media Relations Guidebook, and wrote a personal essay that became a part of the published anthology Dancing at the Shame Prom (Seal Press, 2012) (which was recently featured at www.mariashriver.com). She has also provided voiceover talent for radio advertisements.
Robyn is a current member of the prestigious New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI), Savor the Success, Step Up Women’s Network, Writers Guild of America East, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity and American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, and was an appointed member and committee chair of Manhattan’s Community Board Five for six years. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Adelphi University. 
 One of Robyn’s proudest achievements is raising an incredible son who went from attending the New York City public schools to graduating from Yale University, then was drafted into a Major League Baseball organization where he is currently a minor league pitcher. 

Elinor Stutz, CEO Smooth Sale, Speaker, Author and Trainer.

Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, International Speaker, Author and Trainer.

 Elinor Stutz is the CEO of Smooth Sale, an International Speaker, Author and Trainer.
Elinor 's International Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale:Relationship Building That Gets Results” published by Sourcebooks was featured in TIME Magazine, translated into multiple languages and sells worldwide.
 Listen to the Talk 2 Brazil interview by Tom Reaoch with Elinor Stutz onLA Talk Radio Monday June 17, 2013: PLAY or DOWNLOAD 
Years of community service work teaching groups of job seekers how to land the job they desire led Elinor to writing her second book, “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews” .
 Revealing all she learned through the years and on the stretcher one fateful night, comes her third book, INSPIRED Business , A New Vision for Building Business and Communities.  The theme of the book is, Believe, Become, Empower
Audiences term Elinor's talks as both inspirational and motivational, and claim through her insights they more readily found success.  You may find Elinor teaching webinars for entrepreneurs, training corporate sales teams, teaching students and job seekers how to interview best and earning standing ovations at conventions.
Natural talent for business development, social media, written word and sales
- Fluent at selling to C-level executives
- Business Development
- Enterprise Sales (Fortune 100 companies)
- 20 years combined as Entrepreneur and Corporate Sales
- Inspirational keynotes receiving standing ovations
- Author of 2 best-selling books and syndicated articles
Author of:
"Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results", Sourcebooks, - an International Best-Seller and previously featured in TIME Magazine.
and
"HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews, Career Press, a best-seller.

Jenna Francisco, Author of "This Is My Happiness" Blog

Jenna Francisco, Author of "This Is My Happiness" Blog

 Jenna Francisco runs This Is My Happiness, a blog about travel, culture, and art. She specializes in slow travel and providing a deeper look at travel destinations.
 Listen to the Talk 2 Brazil interview by Tom Reaoch with Jenna Francisco on LA Talk Radio Monday June 10, 2013: PLAY or DOWNLOAD 

 We talk about her posts on Brazil and Things to do in Sao Paulo, Brazil: 30 Suggestions
She also writes for Travel Mindset and is an ambassador for AFAR.com.
Jenna lives in California, where she teaches English as a Second Language and is married to a Brazilian and is raising two bilingual children.
You can follow her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

Julia Michaels, American Journalist and Founder of RioRealblog.

Julia Michaels, American Journalist and Founder of RioRealblog.


Julia Michaels, American Journalist and Founder of RioRealblog was born and bred in Boston, Julia is in a unique position to serve her readers, having spent 31 years in Brazil both in Sao Paulo and now in Rio. Julia Michaels quit her job in August 2010 as foreign non-fiction editor for a top Brazilian publishing house, and founded RioRealblog after and identifying a need for bilingual evenhanded reporting.
Listen to the Talk 2 Brazil interview by Tom Reaoch with Julia Michaels on LA Talk Radio  Jul 8, 2013PLAY or DOWNLOAD
Rio de Janeiro continues to undergo momentous transformation following the “June Protests”, the Confederation Cup and now the preparations for the upcoming visit by the Pope and the 2014 World Cup games.
The blog has become a go-to source for Brazilians and foreigners interested in public safety, politics, investment, public policy, urban planning, real estate, education, transportation, health care, culture and more. The blog is often replayed on several sites, including the Christian Science Monitor. Michaels has been featured on Fatima Bernardes' Encontros morning show, ESPN's Outside the Lines program, in Le Figaro's weekend magazine, and in the Washington Post, among other media.

Photo of Julia by Claudio Pamplona

Rosie Pekar, Director KickBut Inc, International Speaker, Author from Australia.

Rosie Pekar, Director KickBut Inc, International Speaker, Author from Australia.

Rosie Pekar, Director KickBut Inc, International Speaker and Author
Listen to the Talk 2 Brazil interview by Tom Reaoch with Rosie Pekar onLA Talk Radio : PLAY or DOWNLOAD
Rosie Pekar is Australian and has a Legal and Health Background: 8 Years as a Policewoman, 8 years as a Private Investigator, Security Specialist Trainer and more than 20 years as a Fitness Leader, Rehabilitation and LOVER of LIVING LIFE TO ITS FULLEST!
Rosie is involved in the global expansion which she hopes will include Brazil of the trademark 'KICKBUT'...getting rid of those 'Bloody Useless Thoughts'that hold you back. Rosie Pekar is also about to launch Rosie Relationships!
Yep...you guessed it, an Aussie star profile, who likes to challenge and confront what is not working in our lives and shares with others how to do the same, via personal delivery in keynotes, seminars & training or via products; which includes books, audio & online programs.
For more info see www.kickbut.com.au
Rosie Pekar is the Author; 'Time to kick BUT!', 'Facts of Life Exposed' & 'The Art of Powerful Living'.
Featured in "Mission Possible" (US) and "Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed" (Aus).

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