Thought Leader Spotlight: The 2019 Year In Review

by Jenny on December 17, 2019 Comments Off on Thought Leader Spotlight: The 2019 Year In Review

It was such a pleasure to connect with so many incredible Thought Leaders this past year. From professional sports to charities, automotive to health and fitness… we’ve covered a lot of ground. The value of the insights, experiences and advice that were shared cannot be overstated. Since we can’t fit everything we learned into one post, we’ve decided to take a look back at our 2019 Thought Leaders and highlight their favorite quotes. We’ll also provide a link to each of their original Spotlight posts in case you want to read more.

A big THANK YOU to all of our Thought Leaders for their time and energy sharing their insights with us; we are fortunate and grateful.










Sonny Nguyen
Co-Founder, 7 Leaves Cafe

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.”
Viktor E. Frankl




Gloria Hwang
Founder & CEO, Thousand

“If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a no.”




Noel Burcelis
Executive Director, Orange County Ronald McDonald House

“The fruit of silence is prayer; the fruit of prayer is faith; the fruit of faith is love; the fruit of love is service; the fruit of service is peace.”
Mother Teresa





Christy Grady
EVP of Business Development, sportsdigita

“Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.”
Lou Holtz




Mark Nelson
President of Retail, EWI Worldwide

“Vision without execution is hallucination.”
Thomas Edison




Jessica Yarmey
CMO, Club Pilates

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt




Ken Bowman
Senior Applications Developer, MacKenzie Corporation

“The only way around is through.”
Robert Frost




Jeff Garner
President of Business Operations, Orange County Soccer Club

“I’m a Mog; half man, half dog. I’m my own best friend.”

(I think it’s worth noting that Jeff said he doesn’t have a favorite quote, but this one always makes him laugh.)




Tiffany Stroupe
Senior Group Manager of Customer Experience Strategy & Support, Hyundai Motor North America

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Theodor Seuss Geisel




Maricela Rios
CEO, Human Options Inc.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”






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Jenny Dinnen is President of Sales and Marketing at MacKenzie Corporation. Driven to maximize customer's value and exceed expectations, Jenny carries a can-do attitude wherever she goes. She maintains open communication channels with both her clients and her staff to ensure all goals and objectives are being met in an expeditious manner. Jenny is a big-picture thinker who leads MacKenzie in developing strategies for growth while maintaining a focus on the core services that have made the company a success. Basically, when something needs to get done, go see Jenny. Before joining MacKenzie, Jenny worked at HD Supply as a Marketing Manager and Household Auto Finance in their marketing department. Jenny received her undergrad degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado (Boulder) and her MBA from the University of Redlands.

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