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Bonnie-Jill Laflin
Kevin “Chief” Zaruk
Rolly Lumbala
Bonnie-Jill Laflin

Has a number of firsts in her career. Laflin is the first and only female NBA scout, holding the front office position with the Los Angeles Lakers. She is the first to cheer on a professional level for three teams, in two sports, starting with the NBA and the Golden State Warriors, and moving to the NFL with both the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. Laflin is the first female to be awarded six championship rings in two professional sports, earning a Super Bowl ring during her time cheering for the 49ers and five NBA championship rings as an executive for the Lakers.
Laflin is currently a co-host of KNBR’s “Murph and Mac” Show, ranked #2 in the country, reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area, exclusive host of Jordan Brand events, host of the Westwood One podcast “The Weekly Pass”, segment reporter for FOX Sports, the NBA insider on BBC Sports in the United Kingdom, and the host of NBA China. Bonnie-Jill’s presence is truly global.
Beyond her professional ventures, Laflin is committed to and passionate about animal welfare and the nation’s veterans, founding the non-profit Hounds and Heroes.

Kevin “Chief” Zaruk

Veteran artist manager Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and successful business investor Simon Tikhman announced today the formation of The Core Entertainment. The pair launched the venture to identify and support select talent managers by giving them the resources and infrastructure needed to grow and become more competitive. Live Nation – the world’s leading live entertainment company – is invested in the firm and will act as its strategic partner. 

In addition to music management, The Core Ent. will form joint ventures with athletes, invest in technology, and develop TV and Film projects.

Chief was a founding partner of the Nashville-based Big Loud, and was instrumental in the careers of Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen, Chris Lane, Hardy, and many more. 

Rolly Lumbala

was invited to training camp as a fullback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was then drafted by the BC Lions in the second round of the 2008 CFL Draft and played from 2008 to 2018 during his career with the BC Lions.
Now Founder of The Lumbala Leadership & Sports Foundation (LLSF) is more than just a school. At LLSF, we are passionate about creating better human beings by positively affecting the lives of children and young adults through academia, athletics, and the arts.
Our focus is to modernize the school experience by providing equal opportunities for BIPOC and Indigenous youth. Society has seen the long-term effects of how racism obscures and distorts students’ abilities. LLSF is dedicated to teaching our students and educators the importance of inclusion and how diversity and representation in the classroom are essential to creating a better world.”
As well as a teacher at commission scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique

Michelle Dennedy brought us an incredibly insightful interview with her impressive business history. She discusses the importance of bravery and how this will lay the path of everything

you need in business. Michelle shares her story of why she wasn’t able to be herself at home and the story of how her kids “walked through the fire with her”.

 

On this interview you will learn:
– The importance of looking at the people who are propelling your career
– Preparing and planning for when things go wrong
– Understanding culture
– What the business world expects of women
– Being judged as a women raising money
– The power of stopping the ??? at the end of your statements (hesitancy)
– A POWERFUL secret that will vastly improve your leadership
– What it takes to be a Vice-President of a company
– The reality of rising through the ranks of a company (Game Of Thrones-esque battles)
– The 3 L’s of Leadership
– Critical secrets to partnerships