(Part I of our Who To Follow series)

These Thought Leaders share new ideas and inspire people to take action.  Follow them for business motivation and encouraging life strategies.

Ted Rubin TwitterTed Rubin: @TedRubin

Bio: Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain. 🙂

What to expect: Conversation and engagement! Ted believes in building personal relationships and truly walks his talk of “Return on Relationship” (#RonR).

Sample Tweet: “The more responsive u are to ur audience, the more responsive they’ll b to u. And thats where relationships are born. #RonR”


Fabienne Fredrickson TwitterFabienne Fredrickson: @Fabienne

Bio: Founder of http://ClientAttraction.com  (2-time on @Inc 500 list); Millionaire Mompreneur, Speaker, Author; Contributor to @Forbes @OpenForum @NYTimes @HuffingtonPost.

What to expect:  Fabienne consistently posts proven tips and helpful articles for building a successful business.

Sample Tweet: “Join me as I reveal my best secrets and strategies on building a big list of loyal and dedicated email subscribers. http://bit.ly/13YAGhM”


Angela Jia KimAngela Jia Kim: @SavortheSuccess

Bio: Savor the Success is the Premium Business Network for Women Entrepreneurs. Led by Angela Jia Kim, former concert pianist, founder of Om Aroma organic skincare.

What to expect: Proven business advice and a real look at what it’s like to be building an empire – day by day.

Sample Tweet: “Toxic relationships will occur over & over again if we don’t fix one fundamental piece of it: our personal responsibility.”


MELANIE BENSON STRICK, Change The World JudgeMelanie Strick: @melcoach

Bio: Success catalyst for entrepreneurs, change agent, playing on edge of my comfort zone. Dog mommy & award winning auntie. Luv Starbucks, exotic travel & spas

What to expect: Melanie tweets down-to-earth, practical advice for business owners and up-and-coming Thought Leaders.

Sample Tweet: “Success is a Marathon, Not a Sprint (now that’s a crazy idea, isn’t it?) http://ow.ly/jc1rq”


Mike Michalowicz TwitterMike Michalowicz: @MikeMichalowicz

Bio: I wrote The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur and The Pumpkin Plan. I like 80’s hairbands. I think entrepreneurs are superheros, because they support the world.

What to expect: Business tips, links to fun articles, and some silliness.

Sample Tweet: “A lesson in making amazingly simple yet effective business systems http://bit.ly/UrinalFly”


Tory Johnson TwitterTory Johnson: @toryjohnson

Bio: Wild about promoting small businesses. Obsessed with my weekly Good Morning America segments. Love going crazy with my teenage twins. Curious 24/7. Tory loves to promote businesses.

What to expect: Tory posts supportive tweets promoting small businesses who have a lot to offer.

Sample Tweet: “.@carolmorgancox reveals why you can’t afford not to take your business mobile at Tampa #SparkandHustle http://bit.ly/wGK9QS”


SIMON T. BAILEY, Change The World JudgeSimon T. Bailey: @SimonTBailey

Bio: Leader of the Release Your Brilliance Movement, Inserting #Vujade Moment into pop culture. Shift or be Shifted!

What to expect: Simon’s tweets are catchy, fun, and inspirational – bringing out the best in you.

Sample Tweet: “Come from behind the curtain of limitation, stand on the stage of determination, and lift off like a rocket into exploration.”


Nika StewartNika Stewart: @NikaStewart

Bio: CEO of http://GhostTweeting.com . Lifestyle entrepreneur, empire builder, Laptop Mom. Margarita lover. Eternally optimistic, often sarcastic.

What to expect: Nika tweets out optimism and inspiration.  Her posts are always uplifting, and often exactly what you need to hear at any given moment.

Sample Tweet:  “When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you. But you won’t care one bit.”