Dr. Mark Tager is Chief Enhancement Officer (CEO) for KOL Training Academy (www.koltraining.org) an organization that trains and coaches healthcare practitioners to enhance their presence in person, on camera and online. A veteran of more than 800 presentations, Mark shares his skills and passion to empower those who attend his trainings. He brings a wealth of experience to his professional development work. As a consultant and change agent for ChangeWell Inc. (www.changewell.com), he has worked with a broad spectrum of organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to small non-profits. As a physician, he is well grounded in aesthetic, lifestyle, regenerative and integrative medicine. A highly sought after speaker, Mark has authored nine books related to health and performance.
Mark’s career was founded on a passion for health promotion and disease prevention. As a medical student at Duke University Medical Center, he created one of the first training programs for medical students in nutrition. In medical school, he also spent time training promotores de salud (barefoot doctors) in the mountains of Guatemala.
During his tenure in Portland, Oregon, Mark founded one of the first integrative medicine centers in the U.S., the Institute of Preventive Medicine. He also served as corporate Medical Director for Electroscientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) and as Director of Health Promotion for Kaiser Permanente Oregon. Early in his career he wrote a syndicated newspaper column on wellness, produced videos and films, and authored books on health promotion.
In the mid 1980s, Mark founded a consumer health and medical publishing company that he ran for ten years before it was acquired by Mosby Yearbook, a Times Mirror Company. As VP of Business Development for Mosby Consumer Health, he oversaw the acquisition of five companies as well as the design and deployment of wellness and disease management programs for major corporations, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, insurers and non-profits.
Mark has served as the founding Vice President of Marketing for Reliant Technologies (NASDAQ: SLTM), where he launched the Fraxel® laser and introduced the science of fractional photothermolysis to physicians around the world. He then served as Chief Marketing Officer for Syneron (NASDAQ: ELOS) where he was responsible for corporate positioning, public and luminary relations, and new product launches.
He has been actively involved in training and consulting projects in aesthetics, stem cells, medical malpractice prevention, skincare, and advanced cardiac biomarkers.
A prolific author and speaker, he has written nine books, the latest being Total Engagement: The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients and Your Practice (With Mimi Guarneri, MD), as well as The Art of Aesthetic Practice (with Stephen Mulholland, MD) and Transforming Stress into Power. Mark attended Duke University Medical School and trained in family practice at The Oregon Health & Science University.
Robert John Hughes is a Marketing Strategist, Brand Advocate and Media Business Entrepreneur. His expertise includes the fields of marketing, advertising, public relations, journalism, publishing and broadcasting. In addition to creating award winning content across multiple platforms, he has served as teacher, trainer, coach and mentor to well known business leaders and media personalities. Robert is Co-founder and Content Optimization at ChangeWell Training Academy.
He is Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Compass Radio Group, an independent radio broadcast firm that owns 102.1 KPRI, San Diego. He has managed broadcast properties for Metromedia, Gulf Broadcast Group, CBS, and US Radio.
In 1991, he co-founded Compass Media Group and served as consultant to media lenders & investors including Heller Financial, Aetna Insurance, and Chrysler Capital. He has managed and invested in broadcast properties with a combined asset value exceeding $500M.
He is a former White House News Correspondent for Metromedia, a major American TV-Radio broadcaster. During his news media career, Robert interviewed and covered some of the most notable figures in American government and politics. His reporting is cited in a Supreme Court Case on the first amendment. He is the winner of the Major Armstrong Award from Columbia University for his documentary reporting. He is the author of How to Write a One Page News Release – Make Your Own News and Get it Covered for Free – A White House TV News Correspondent’s Simple System.
Robert has created thousands of ad campaigns for businesses large and small, supervising the process from strategy to production to execution. He taught advertising copy writing at the University of Maryland. His copywriting and producing talents have won him the coveted Mercury Award as well as several Addy Awards. As a voice actor, Robert has performed for global brands including Starbucks, Porsche, Ingersoll-Rand, La Prairie, Lockheed Martin, United Bank of Switzerland, Volkswagen/Audi, Harman Kardon, Samsung, China Tourism, and Macy’s.
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