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Ray M Advisory Board Member

Ray Madaghiele

Advisory Board Member


When I entered high school in 10th grade, I was branded a troublemaker by most of my teachers. Up to that point, I had barely skated by in my classes, skipping an average of 20 days of school a year. Then, I received the dreaded F in social studies and had to go to summer school. My social studies teacher that summer was Ms. Mauro. She made social studies fun, interesting, and engaging. More than that, she saw untapped potential in me that few teachers had seen up to that point. Ms. Mauro changed the trajectory of my life by showing me what was possible if I just applied myself. She cared enough to invest precious time and attention to inspire hope and awaken the greatness in me. She made more of a difference in my life than she probably knows. During the past 35 years, the purpose of my company has been to Inspire Hope and Awaken Greatness in those I serve.

About Ray

Ray Madaghiele is Chief Inspiration Officer for Business EnergizersT™. His passion is helping leaders like you to get everyone on the same page, moving in the same direction, toward the same common goals, resulting in greater productivity, profitability, and fulfillment.

He uses a balanced, well-engineered, heartfelt approach to help you Strengthen Your C.O.A.R.™, guiding you to:
• Clarify focus
• Organize and prioritize commitments
• Act with conviction
• Realize success and fulfillment

Ray is a master facilitator, trainer, coach, and dynamic speaker who has 35 years of experience. His special gifts and talents are:
• Facilitating strategic planning
• Facilitating leadership retreats
• Designing and instructing customized leadership training
• Coaching leaders to be efficient and effective
• Speaking to groups on inspiring, timely business topics

Ray is the author of Energize Your Business: Engage Your Employees with an Inspiring Strategic Planning Process, in which he shares insights into building a more collaborative, high-performing organizational culture and a more profitable business.

Ray is also the author of, Ray of Hope: Inspiring Peace – Insights on Chaos and Consciousness while Bicycling Across America. This inspiring book chronicles his 3,369 mile, 70-day bicycle ride from Phoenix, AZ, to Ground Zero, NYC, in the aftermath of the 9-11-01 events. In it, he shares timeless principles for achieving greater peace and happiness in our lives, our communities, and the world.

Ivan Hannel Advisory Board Member

Ivan Hannel

Advisory Board Member


My favorite teacher was my 6th grade social studies teacher. He taught me to learn both sides of every issue and be able to know the opposing argument as well as your own.

About Ivan

General Counsel for ZOE HOLDING COMPANY with subsidiaries focused on health care, construction, and legal staffing.

Ivan is an author and public speaker, known for his discussions on “A Pedagogy of Questioning.”

He has led 1500+ APOQ workshops for public and private K-12 schools throughout the US and Asia.

Volunteer experience that sets Ivan apart are: 

  • Volunteer, Advisory Committee Million Dollar Teacher Project (4/2023)
  • Volunteer, Judge, Student Trial Advocacy Competition, AAJ (3/2023)
  • Volunteer, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronomics UAPIOC Legal Policy Group (11/2022)
  • Volunteer Co-Chair, Association of Corporate Counsel, Litigation Network, Program Committee, Legal Quick Hits (11/2022)