is the Owner and President of Happiness Is... an
innovative company promoting
Tools For Positive Living."
As a Joyologist, Success Coach, Keynote Speaker and Business
trainer, she specializes in personal and business coaching to
individuals worldwide, humor, laughter and stress reduction
programs, staff training and seminars for companies, federal,
state and town departments, hospitals, universities, schools,
groups, assisted living facilities, senior centers and
is president of Tracking202, a San Francisco, California based
PPC Affiliate Marketing Analytics company. He contributes his web
development, marketing and
e-commerce expertise to Hey U.G.L.Y. with unwavering dedication.
Sporty King is co-founder of Hey U G L Y. He is an author, poet and international public speaker who inspires students and parents to have healthy self-esteem, a positive attitude, positive vocabulary and intolerance for bullying. He has reached over 500,000 students across the country through speaking venues at junior high and high school assemblies. Sporty is reaching teens through Hey U G L Y's eM-POWERment Day in-school presentations during a time where it is said they can't be reached. But most important, he helps them change. Momma Hawk, former Principal of Paderewski School in Chicago says it best, "Sporty King transformed my entire student body. I know we have all had motivational speakers who have done something in our schools, but this guy is a miracle worker. Children and parents love him and my school has had remarkable growth in reading and writing under his services."
Leslie Kolber is national accounts manager, new business development at EdGate Correlation Services LLC, a learning management and instructional technology solutions company. Their products include INFORM, SCHOOLNOMICS, EDUCATION WORLD, SCHOOLNOTES, TOTAL READER and SUCCESS. Leslie brings a passion for improving the lives of children and 20 years of sales and marketing experience to the Advisory Board. She is dedicated to helping kids get the tools they need to deal with the tough issues they face today.
Rieva Lesonsky, former editorial director of Entrepreneur magazine has been covering the entrepreneurial marketplace for over 22 years, believes that the path to success lies in taking control of your own destiny. Her motto: "If you believe and if you persist, all things are possible," applies whether you're a 40-year old business owner or a 14-year old teenager. While she loves living in Irvine, CA, she remains a New Yorker at heart.
Pocock is an 18 year-old LGBT
activist from Massachusetts, where he is an active leader in his
high school and community. Erik understands that the coming out
process can be tough. He went through a lot and he wants to make
sure others don't have to go through what he went through. He
plans to attend college where he will be studying accounting and
Jill Zimmerman Rutledge, M.S.W. LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been counseling youth for over 30 years. Jill maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Avon, Colorado. She has had a long association with ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), an international self-help organization. She is also on the clinical advisory board for Hey U.G.L.Y. - Unique Gifted Lovable You. Zimmerman has published two award-winning self-help books for adolescent girls, Dealing With The Stuff That Makes Life Tough: The Ten Things That Stress Girls Out and How To Cope With Them (McGraw-Hill, 2004) and Picture Perfect: What You Need To Fell Better About Your Body (HCI, 2007).