John spent 10 years as the founder of Axxis Audio, an electronics company that grew to multi-million dollar sales, which he sold in 2012. At that time, John funneled his earnings into the creation of an Internet of Things company, but numerous factors lead to its demise after 2 hard fought years. At 31, John was penny-less, had a baby on the way, and zero job prospects, despite applying to 150 companies. John’s desperate situation led him to take a job at Best Buy for $12 an hour while reinventing himself through the completion of an MBA at the University of Colorado, and a 6-month software development boot camp. After graduation, John landed at American Express as a Senior Product Manager and then left for Amazon in 2017. His journey has led to a deep sense of perspective, humility, and purpose that he draws on to help shape the lives of others.
Tim is the CEO and Co-founder of Guide, a social e-learning platform enabling high school students to learn essential life skills from their favorite content creators, an accomplished international keynote speaker, and Global Evangelist with WeWork leading and amplifying WeWork’s vision for the Future of Work. He founded “Mentors & Mentees, a Guide community”, a global community of 10,000 professionals and students using career mentorship to take control of their careers and thrive in the Future of Work. He’s been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, SXSW, Opportunity Hub, LinkedIn, the Young President’s Organization, Google, The Millennial Mogul and other major media platforms for his work as a global community leader, tech influencer, and thought leader on the Future of Work, the Future of Education, and emerging technology. He’s impacted millions of students and professionals through his platform of over 100,000 followers across LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram to take control of their careers and pursue purpose over paychecks to thrive in the Future of Work!