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Monday, October 24, 2022


October 24, 2022

East Greenwich, RI

For Immediate Release


New Members Inducted into Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame


Alan Weiss, PhD has announced the latest inductees into the Million Dollar Consulting Hall of Fame. The criteria are:

  • Serving as an exemplar to others in the profession.
  • The highest levels of integrity, ethics and accountability.
  • Revenue and profit achievement and growth.
  • Contributions of intellectual capital to the profession.
  • Continual, challenging, personal and professional development.
  • Risk taking and resilience.


The Hall of Fame was begun in 2006 and contains over 40 members. Alan Weiss, author of Million Dollar Consultingand over 60 other books in 15 languages and considered "the rock star of consulting," said that, "This year's inductees are especially notable because of their superb work for client amidst disruption and turmoil, and their adjustment to highly effective remote work. This year's inductees are from the US, Canada, Thailand, and Australia. Two of the awards were made recently in Brisbane in front of a capacity audience for Dr. Weiss's workshops

         The inductees are:

Doug Brown has led client award-winning and high-performance teams, as well as pioneered profitable development programs for companies. He has advised companies such as Intuit, CBS Television, Procter & Gamble, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Nationwide, Embassy Suites, Inc. 500 to 5000 companies and thousands of other businesses and entrepreneurs.


Today he owns a business consulting and training company, CEO Sales Strategies, where his company helps businesses and individuals sell at the top 1% globally. Doug specializes in teaching timeless principles of conversational sales resulting in higher-profit clients, high efficiency sales operations for a smoother running company as well as reliable formulas to sell more without personal rejection.

His newest venture is Vibitno. The main service is a software as a service all in one cloud based automated sales force automation software whose focus is on delivering automated sales efficiency and productivity for the sales person as well as management and ownership.

Doug Brown lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.


Nicolas Clément is a thought leader on negotiation, speaker, and executive coach, who combines world-class academic expertise and over 30 years of in-the-field negotiations to help great leaders negotiate great deals.

He has coached such negotiations as the successful acquisition of a majority interest in a billion dollar company in China, the presentation of the China strategy by the regional CEO to the Board of Directors of a Fortune 500, labor conflict resolution in Korea, or renegotiation in Sweden of a shareholder agreement resulting in a successful multi-million dollar company sale in China.

Nicolas's clients increasingly ask him to design and roll-out Asia-Pacific and global sales, negotiation, and leadership programs which dramatically accelerate the results his clients get from their growth efforts while creating a shared winning culture.

A former President of ESSEC Alumni China Chapter and a Member of the Board of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China for seven years, Nicolas is a highly sought-after C-Suite Executive Coach, visiting Negotiation Professor in world-class MBAs and a TEDx speaker on negotiation.


Colin Cox is the founder and president of Cox Consulting. Cox Consulting serves clients across North America, ranging from Fortune 500 organizations to technology startups. Colin is an expert in leadership and balanced productivity, bringing his passion to help leaders at every level achieve success, while not sacrificing fulfillment.

Colin is fascinated with the difference between success and fulfillment.  There is a problem with traditional definitions of success. It is common for high achievers to sacrificed health, family and relationships in the pursuit of traditional success: more zeroes, promotions, a bigger boat. This feeling of success is ephemeral. You never end up feeling fulfilled. You end up chasing the next dopamine hit, which is increasingly more difficult to attain. There isn't anything wrong with success, just don't give up fulfillment along the way.

Colin has over 26 years of international experience in business, including seven years as Chief Operating Officer for Demonware, the online studio for Activision. He has worked in Canada, the UK, and Ireland, and holds an MBA from the Open University in the UK. He is an ICF-certified executive coach, LPI-trained coach, and StrengthsFinder certified coach. He lives in North Vancouver with his wife and three boys.


Leanne Hughes is an Australian businesswoman, keynote speaker, and high-performance business consultant. She combines her experience in marketing, with her education (and obsession) with group dynamics and psychology, to help leaders create engaging everyday experiences – that are so contagious they connect and impact across teams and borders.

Clients work with Leanne for her energy and unique approaches that provide cut-through strategies for embarking on change initiatives, or to shift performance or culture to achieve next-level success.

Based in Brisbane, Leanne has worked across a variety of industries including construction, mining, health, and vocational education and training; serving clients from India to Hong Kong, and Singapore to Papua New Guinea.

In 2021, Leanne was the winner of the Asia Pacific Learning Impact awards for Learning Professional of the Year. She is the host of both the First Time Facilitator and Leanne Hughes' Work and Live Large podcasts. She believes you need only two evangelists to change the world. Find yours.


Amit Kothari is the Founder and CEO of Kothari Leadership Enterprises, an executive coaching and strategic consulting practice that partners deeply with executives and companies to create sustained, scalable growth. Amit brings decades of experience as a Founder, CFO, and Board Member growing companies to successful exits and, more significantly, helping leaders breakthrough to their best life.  Amit is a member and past-President of Entrepreneurs Organization, Orange County.

Amit's best-selling book, The Kothari Method, introduces his holistic EQ+Execution™ approach, opens minds to new possibilities and provides a roadmap to develop a culture of outcomes in organizations.

Amit and his team of former executives and multi-disciplinary practitioners help drive sustainable change and outcomes by using his practical and proven 9Lens Framework™.  Since 2010, Kothari Leadership Enterprises has partnered with CEO's to grow 100+ companies.

Today's limits can become tomorrow's abundance.


Donna Weber is the world's leading expert in customer onboarding. For more than two decades, she's helped high-growth startups and established enterprises transform new customers into loyal champions.

Donna is passionate about helping customers reach their goals because when your customers win, you win.

It's that simple.

Successful companies hire Donna to increase customer retention and lifetime value, decrease time to customer first value, reduce implementation time and costs, boost product adoption and usage, and scale Customer Success organizations.

Donna's award-winning book is Onboarding Matters: How Successful Companies Transform New Customers Into Loyal Champions.


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