Real Leaders

Meet the Team

Real Leaders has sponsored hundreds of impact-oriented events, and now, offers membership in a monthly interactive community of purpose-driven leaders. The Real Leaders Impact Collaborative and Meet The Real Leaders monthly gatherings both provide the opportunity for leaders to connect and collaborate for greater impact.
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Founder

Mark is an active impact investor, advocate for gender-balanced leadership, and has founded several leadership networks promoting business as a force for good. He also founded SVN, a global commercial real estate firm, and served as CEO for 22 years. He is based in the USVI.

President

Julie is a seasoned leader in the global impact movement and passionate about inspiring leaders (of any age) to be a force for positive change. With 25 years of media experience, from ad agencies, nonprofits and fortune 500 companies, she has helped global companies define their purpose and design purpose-driven strategies.

Founding Editor

Grant has 25 years of media and publishing experience behind him and has launched new titles for clients in South Africa, UK and the US. He has developed communication and media strategies for top brands, including Laureus and the Parliament of South Africa. He is also a best-selling author.

General Manager
Heather built her career in NYC’s vibrant media industry with a variety of marketing roles in major print media, before being elevated to CMO, North America for Guardian News & Media. She discovered her passion for building purpose-driven brands and brings the belief that “business can be a force for good” to her role as GM of Real Leaders.
Digital Media Coordinator

As a graduate from the University of Arizona, Eller School of Business, Noah’s background is in marketing and management of social media. At Real Leaders he brings inspiring stories to life, via digital media, and elevates audience engagement and expansion.

Director of Strategic Alliances

An alumnus of Montana State University, Leah has more than a dozen years of sales and marketing experience. She has worked in several billion-dollar industries, including a Fortune 100 company. She is a published children’s book author and an environmental ambassador.

Director of Strategic Alliances

Peter has worked in the world of media and publishing for more than 25 years. He has developed new businesses within Time Warner and Guinness World Records, and  developed his own business ventures. His passion lies in harnessing the power of media to serve the needs of people, their communities, and the wellbeing of the planet. 

Content Engagement Coordinator

A graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, Madelyn’s background is in advertising and multimedia art. She believes creative storytelling unites people from all walks of life and brings light to essential issues. A creative wizard, she knows her way around a design file, paint brush, and camera.

Director of Digital Operations

Kevin Edwards is the Director of Digital Operations and Host of the Real Leaders Podcast a Top 100 Podcast for both US and Canada Business News.  Since 2015 he’s conducted more than 500+ interviews with top leaders to help listeners keep it real with themselves, their families, and their careers.

Copy Editor

Carla helps guide and support the Real Leaders publishing activities in content strategy as well as marketing and advertising opportunities. Carla has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and B2B publishing and is an award-winning writer and editor.

Advisory Board

CEO of commercial real estate company SVN International. The company has been named one of the Most Innovative Brokerage Firms in North America and named in Inc. Magazine’s list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Kevin is committed to building gender equality into the core of his business.

Advisory Board

Principle CEO of Dolium Wines and a motivational speaker focused on social entrepreneurship. Laura believes in the power of business to solve the greatest problems facing humanity and inspires people and companies to be a force for good.

Advisory Board

For more than 30 years, Stedman has been writing books, teaching in colleges, working in communities, leading non-profits and speaking at workshops throughout the world. In all that time, he has come to know one thing: leadership is everything. The needs of the 21st century cannot be met by followers.

Content Engagement Coordinator

Amadea is a graduate of Chapman University, where she studied screenwriting and French. She strives to combine the two and create across cultures.Devoted to the power of authentic storytelling, she believes that writing is a powerful tool capable of inspiring change.

Video Producer

Currently serving as producer and video editor for Real Leaders, Tucker prides himself on telling meaningful stories through works of cinematic visual production. Working as a freelance videographer and photographer since 2012, Tucker is majoring in Arts, Media, and Entertainment communications at the University of Arizona.

Advisory Board

After nearly a decade in natural/organic food and beauty, Marci recognized the “missing link” in the wellness equation, and in 1995, seized the opportunity to launch leading lifestyle brand Under the Canopy, to coin and trademark the term “ECOfashion.” She is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle visionary, authority, innovator and educator.

Advisory Board

Simon is the founder of We First, the foremost brand leadership firm that provides strategic consulting and training to transform companies into purposeful social brands and position them for rapid growth, social impact and cultural leadership.

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