Entrepreneurs On A Mission In 2024


2024 is underway – and some ambitious entrepreneurs have their sights on making a difference by influencing others on a global scale. Here are 10 thought leaders from all over the world ready to light it up!

James English: James English is a podcaster, documentary maker, comedian, model, and former star of the Glasgow-based reality TV show ‘Glow’.

His podcast ‘Anything Goes’ features the hard-hitting real-life stories of Sportspeople, Comedians, Actors, Criminals, Porn Stars, and Politicians. James explores topics from murder, depression, and suicide, to sex, love, and comedy. In a short time, his show has been viewed and listened to across social media more than half a billion times.

His latest documentary sees him sleep on the streets in his home city of Glasgow for seven days and nights, to bring to light the desperation and tragedy of being ‘Homeless at Christmas’ and show the plight and passion of people from both sides of the problem.

James’ powerful and inspiring story has it all: growing up in Glasgow’s Possilpark, his personal battles with addiction, his experience on Glow, his plans, spiritual awakening and transformation, purpose, legacy, and changing the world. https://www.youtube.com/@JamesEnglish

Tara LaFon Gooch: Tara LaFon Gooch, the CEO of Best Branding Solutions, is an entrepreneur to watch in 2024. Her career is marked by accomplishments that not only showcase her business acumen but also highlight her profound impact on the leaders she serves. 

A renowned consultant for aspiring TEDx presenters, Tara guides clients toward life-changing opportunities, enabling them to positively impact the world with their messages. Her influence extends beyond the boardroom, marking her as a catalyst for leadership development and empowering voices to create meaningful change.

Tara’s debut book “How To GRASP Confidence & Own Your Power” launched in 2023, and has swiftly ascended the ranks as a bestselling guide, resonating with readers around the world seeking empowerment and self-assurance in both personal and professional realms.

As anticipation builds for her second book’s launch in 2024, Tara’s influence is poised to expand further. Through her TEDx talk, she has established herself as a dynamic speaker and thought leader, propelling positive change within individuals around the globe and starting powerful and impactful changes. She believes that change is not a distant dream but a tangible reality for those who dare to believe and are willing to embark on the journey of transformation. https://taralafongooch.com

Alan Wallace: Alan Wallace is anAward-Winning Content Creator, Agency Director, Presenter & TikTok UK Ambassador. Alan is an innovative leader who seeks to add value to any person, project, or organisation he is involved with. He has worked in various capacities with some of the biggest brands in the world.

With his business Inspiring Belfast, Alan and his team understand that the number one way to capture the essence of a city is through the lens of those who know it best – local content creators.

These creators immerse themselves in Belfast’s vibrant streets, hidden gems, and dynamic culture, and then translate their experiences into engaging visual stories, captivating videos, and compelling written content. https://www.instagram.com/alanthomaswallace?igsh=YTduMm8xb3M4ZDNy

Keith Wright: Keith Wright is an entrepreneur on a mission to positively impact the building materials industry. Renowned for his strategic approach, he has saved businesses millions of pounds throughout his 30+ year career as a procurement expert and has no intention of stopping anytime soon.

Keith’s passion and focus on value creation have driven his success, and he continuously seeks growth opportunities for his clients. As a trusted business consultant, he has collaborated with multiple market-leading companies to develop tailor-made procurement solutions aligned with their unique needs and goals.

Beyond his consulting work, Keith also acts as a non-executive director for a SaaS start-up and as Chair of a local charity that helps families in his local community. He is deeply committed to leveraging his experience across industries to drive organisational success in an ever-changing landscape. His expertise spans strategic planning, making him a trusted advisor to executives.

In 2021, Keith founded K Wright Consultancy with a mission to share his procurement knowledge and expertise with business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors serious about taking their business to the next level. Within two and a half years, his consultancy firm has supported 26 organisations creating value in the multiple millions.

With a forthcoming book on procurement set to be published in 2024, Keith is passionate about shedding light on this often-overlooked area of value. While many may prioritise sales, Keith emphasises the significance of a robust procurement strategy to ensure your business has both happy customers and a happy team. www.kwrightconsultancy.co.uk

Elsa Cordahi Fatte: In the vibrant landscape of 2024, all eyes are on Elsa Cordahi Fatte, a seasoned firebrand entrepreneur with a heart full of passion and over 25 years of expertise and wisdom in UHNW and Family Business Wealth Management. 

Elsa, a true dynamo, isn’t just about business acumen—she’s a testament to firm determination and resilience, the kind that powers her through challenges and propels her towards success even in the face of adversity.

Armed with a proven track record in management and decision-making, her vision has extended beyond conventional wealth management, with a pivot towards investing in individuals, cultivating a growth-oriented environment, and fostering impact. 

As an accredited and certified Executive and Leadership Coach, a registered Positive Intelligence PQ®️ Coach and POD Leader, and a certified Trainer and an ICF member, her 2024 mission is nothing short of inspiring: to stand by family business leaders, guide them through generational intricacies, and ensure a seamless transfer of wealth that echoes with sustained value-driven success.

Elsa is also a Certified NLP Master Practitioner and Hypnosis Practitioner and is on her way to becoming a licensed Emotional Intelligence Master Practitioner and Trainer. With her unwavering belief in the power of mindset, courage, and accountability, she stands as a beacon, lighting the way for those seeking growth and contributing her expertise to inspire, empower, and create leaders and entrepreneurs who walk the talk of value-driven success.

Her commitment to integrity, creativity, innovation, and growth is more than professional—it’s personal. In a world that values authentic impact, Elsa wants to help others embark on a journey of inspired leadership where effective communication, meaningful impact, and empathy reign. https://www.linkedin.com/in/elsacordahifatte0309

Anthony Fowler: Known in the boxing community as “The Machine” thanks to his physical presence, toughness and all-round fitness, Anthony Fowler is the founder of and ambassador for Supreme CPD. 

Anthony’s illustrious career as a renowned former professional boxer is well known, and he won a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. With Supreme CBD, he also adds dedicated entrepreneur to his impressive list of achievements.  

Highly respected for his knockout power inside the ring, Anthony is also well known for always being in great shape. Completing three sessions a day, six days a week doesn’t come easy, and his body can sometimes feel the effects of his regime. With the help of Supreme CBD, Anthony can recover much faster and keep his body working to enable him to compete at the top level. 

With a huge year ahead, Anthony is looking forward to making a real statement in some big domestic showdowns, and fully supporting his performance and recovery through Supreme CBD. 


Jacqueline Rooney: Jacqueline is a mother of two beautiful boys, Finn and Evan, and wife to an ever-supportive husband, Scott. They live in the picturesque coastal village of Rostrevor in Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

Jacqueline graduated in 2000 with a B.Ed. (Hons) in Art & Design and was Head of Art in a busy secondary school before handing in her notice to pursue her passion for art and interiors. Jacqueline feels the two are intrinsically linked and studied Interior Design to enhance her knowledge and expertise in this area.

Jacqueline believes the right artwork can enhance and complete any scheme and it doesn’t have to be restricted to the walls. 

Following an exciting collaboration with renowned furniture designer and presenter of BBC’s “The Repair Shop”, Jay Blades, Jacqueline has launched her own label of luxury velvet homewares and opened her new Art Gallery and shop in the heart of Rostrevor. https://www.jacquelinerooney.com

Burak Berber: Burak Berber is passionate about helping businesses make their marketing more statistical with his business, Idemarket. 

After working in various companies as a web developer, Burak believed it was a good idea to open a growth agency due to the shortcomings of software in the field of marketing. Idemarket offers content development, web projects, SEO, and internet ads to a wide range of well-known clients. 

Thanks to programs such as Microsoft Student Partner and Google internships, Burak has had the opportunity to perform many things he previously dreamed of.

Nowadays Burak is developing a special analysis technique for mobile applications and one of his short-term goals is to publish this analysis technique into automated web software. https://www.linkedin.com/in/burak-berber/

Milda Royal: Milda is Co-Founder of A-List Concept which hosts a client database with 25M+ following. 

A-List Concept is a community of individuals deeply committed to nurturing their personal brands, accelerating their journey towards monetization, and establishing a sustainable business. Their mission is to empower high achievers to transform their personal brands into multi-six-figure success stories. 

Milda helps people from all around the world to achieve their deepest desires by sharing seven-figure social media and online business strategies that she learned by working with A-list influencers and top business owners.

On this beautiful mission, Milda is here to help others believe that they deserve a top brand, so that they feel confident to share their message to millions of people around the world. https://www.linkedin.com/in/milda-royal-6a0340292/?originalSubdomain=ae

Ciaran May: Ciaran is a highly sought-after Keynote Speaker and Coach.

A former International Powerlifter, Ciaran has also spent over a decade in the field of human behaviour and performance and has a unique set of insights into Emotional Intelligence, Effective Communication, Leadership and Resilience. He delivers these insights to some of the top-performing companies in the UK and Ireland.

Offering bespoke services in coaching, consulting, and training delivery,

Ciaran believes in embodying a philosophy of Natural Resilience, which he describes as “The Art of Living”.

Natural Resilience is putting self-awareness and emotional intelligence at the forefront of growth to ensure a culture of connection, communication, and community with authentic leadership and long-lasting growth. https://linktr.ee/naturalresilience

James Thompson

James Thompson is a highly respected writer and author who contributes to Forbes Morocco, a leading business and finance publication based in Morocco. With over a decade of experience in the industry, James is known for his exceptional writing skills and his ability to deliver compelling stories that captivate readers.

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