About Us

We’re so glad that you are here, and grateful for your interest in supporting this movement! 

Here at the Brain Revolution Headquarters we are a group of individuals who strongly believe in the mission to shift the fundamental approach to mental wellbeing, supporting those who help others do the same. (That’s YOU!)

We’ve assembled a world-class team to design and organize the extensive neuroscience expertise brought forth by our two, world-class leaders, so that you can implement science-backed, heart-centered tools and programs for yourself, your families, your communities, your clients, and your organizations.

Our Founders: These are the Fathers of the Brain Revolution. It is thanks to their decades of practice, research, application, and teaching that we are here today. Meet the neuroscientists behind the Brain Revolution:

Dr. Amen has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through his health clinics, best-selling books, products and public television programs.

Dr. Amen is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He has authored or coauthored 70 professional articles and more than 30 books, including New York Times mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He has appeared on numerous television shows including Dr. Phil, Larry King, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View.

His breakthrough public television programs on brain and mental health have made him well loved by millions of viewers seeking guidance on memory, attention, other cognitive functions, emotional issues, behavior, and more.

The Washington Post has called Dr. Amen “America’s most popular psychiatrist” because of his wildly popular clinics which have over 7,000 patient visits a month and has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling over 160,000 scans on patients from 155 countries.

Dr. Amen has appeared in movies, including Quiet Explosions, After the Last Round and The Crash Reel and was a consultant for the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith. He has also appeared on the Emmy-winning show The Truth About Drinking.

His work has been featured in Newsweek, Time, Huffington Post, ABC World News, 20/20, BBC, London Telegraph, Parade Magazine, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, LA Times, Men’s Health, Bottom Line and Cosmopolitan.

Joseph McClendon III has a Doctorate in Neuropsychology and is one of the most sought after Ultimate Performance Specialists in the industry. Having coached Academy Award winning actors, Olympic athletes, Fortune 100 CEOs and even royalty, Joseph has perfected the ability to create rapid personal change that effectively moves people to take more consistent action with their personal and business achievements.

In addition to his Ph.D in Neuropsychology, Joseph holds many certifications in the neuroscience field, including NLP and hypnosis, and taught at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for seven years. He is frequently called upon to lecture at other higher learning institutions like Harvard University and many Fortune 500 companies in the United States as well as across Europe and Australia.

With his own neuropsychology practice in Southern California, Joseph helped high-level clients conquer fears, phobias, and emotional challenges, and is a New York Times best selling author of the book Unlimited Power: A Black Choice. A frequent contributor to major publications including O magazine, Extra TV, The Doctors, Success Magazine and more, Joseph has spent his life perfecting what it takes to help others go further, faster.  

Perhaps most well known for his live presentations alongside his longtime business partner, co-author and friend, Tony Robbins, Joseph has delivered hundreds of workshops, coaching sessions, keynote addresses, seminars and training programs, to nearly 5 million people around the globe. His remarkable ability to go straight to the core of the challenge and effect rapid change makes him a unique commodity in business, health and wellness, and personal improvement, and his passion now rests on training and equipping others to do the same.

Our Leaders: Meet the executives who partnered with the founders to bring them together in this never before done dual-launch event!

Paul Martinelli is an internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer, mentor, and coach who truly believes that if you can dream it, you can do it.

While many people know Paul as the Founding President and current lead faculty member of The John Maxwell Team, what they may not know is that he is a high school dropout who overcame a stuttering disability to share the stage with some of the biggest names in leadership and personal development – names such as John C. Maxwell, Seth Godin, Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, Nick Vujicic and Mark Victor Hansen.

Paul was raised by a single mother in a Pittsburgh lower class family.

In the late 1980’s, with just $200.00, a used vacuum, and a dream, he founded a small commercial cleaning company in South Florida.  

He combined smart sales tactics with personal development teachings and propelled his business to unbelievable heights. Just 15 years later, he sold his commercial cleaning company to pursue his passion and purpose of teaching people how to achieve success in their own lives.

His awareness and ability to apply the success strategies and principles that he has learned and taught to others, led to Paul’s success in life and business, including building 5 multi-million-dollar companies.

He now leads the Empowered Living community, a global platform of more than 2.3 million followers, providing personal and professional development training and education to help individuals and businesses build and grow beyond their current results.

Paul Martinelli may not have a wall of diplomas, but you can’t argue with his PhD in results.

Having worked his way up from mop bucket to multi-millionaire, Paul has practiced and proven what he preaches.

Kay Salerno and Shila Morris

When Kay and Shila were 10 and 17, their parents quit their careers and “bet it all” to buy a tiny breakfast restaurant in a California ski town. These sisters instantly gained a front row seat to the drama of American entrepreneurship, all while bussing tables and working the new family business on the daily. As they became adults, they joined the ownership and helped grow the business into a national brand featured on Food Network and in the New York Times. With Mom and Dad now retired, Kay and Shila lead the business as it serves millions of guests across multiple states each year. Often recognized for their unique marketing strategies and dedication to development Kay and Shila find that their love for each other fuels their drive and success.

Since 2015 Kay and Shila have shared their stories and strategies as speakers and podcasts hosts, and as the marketing faculty for leadership expert and bestselling author John Maxwell’s global team of speakers, coaches and trainers. They love to serve delightful experiences with results-oriented focus and simple, actionable takeaways. Kay and Shila now channel their learnings into their daily 5 minute podcast and blog: The Mentorship Quest and add value daily through their social channels.

Project Management: Does anything happen without a good project manager? You know the answer to that, and luckily so do we! That’s why we have the best there is.

Megan Jensen has been described as an ‘organization princess and follow up queen’ and has experience in marketing, project management, administration and more. Megan was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently resides in Elverta, California with her fiancée Cameron Scott and their dog Aspen. They eagerly await their blissful union of marriage to be celebrated in May 2021. Her passions for people, effective communication and organization comes as a result of her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and minor in Business Administration which she received from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. She has since gone on to hone a variety of skills in management and administration through her position as Communications Director for two multi-passionate entrepreneurs.

Marketing Strategy: When it comes to strategy, we needed someone who was a major player in this industry, and who could help make this mission, have deep and real meaning.

Mike Kim is a speaker and marketing strategist who specializes in brand strategy and copywriting. He has been hired by some of today’s most influential thought leader brands including John Maxwell, Donald Miller, Suzanne Evans, and Catalyst.

For years he was the Chief Marketing Officer of a successful multi-million dollar company near New York City. Nowadays you’ll find him speaking at conferences, looking for the next great place to scuba dive, and sipping a glass of Macallan 15 — all while teaching everything he knows about branding, entrepreneurship, and life through his hit podcast, Brand You.

Sales Strategy: With a never-before-done launch comes the need for heart-centered sales, and head-centered support

Holly Lanesmith

It doesn’t happen often that you find someone who will say with genuine passion that they truly love sales. Holly Lanesmith is one of those rare individuals. Starting as a child entrepreneur, selling hundreds of pies and cookies, to building a successful painting business in college that generated close to half a million dollars in less than a 12 month period, to now serving as the Director of Sales for Paul Martinelli as well as the Empowered Living Community of over 2 million members, Holly has personally sold millions upon millions of dollars of products and services and has the results to show that she is indeed a “killer.” Don’t let her smile fool you! Not only has she produced these high-level results herself, but she has been directly involved in the leadership and training of teams and individuals that have produced revenues of $100M+.

At the end of the day, Holly will tell you it’s all about one thing – helping people! It’s all about helping people take the next step in their lives that they should be taking because that step will move them closer to their dreams and goals – a step that they’re just too uncertain to take on their own. That’s where a sales professional comes into the picture, and Holly will help you step into that role as a sales pro with certainty and confidence to serve your clients to the highest level.

Jared Yellin

Jared Yellin is a parallel entrepreneur who focuses on launching companies that even the playing field. From marketing solutions, to educational platforms, simple sales training, and so much more, Jared has supported over 100,000 small business owners over the past 10+ years. He brings a depth of knowledge on marketing and scaling a business (while “having it all”) that is not only diverse but is also extremely practical and proven. In fact, his no-nonsense style to growth allows people of all levels to thrive when it comes to meeting and exceeding their goals.

Jared has a number of life-altering companies including SYNDUIT, the first marketing platform with content for your industry that is currently supporting over 40,000 small businesses from around the world. In addition, Jared founded CILA Labs which is a technology incubator that builds technological ideas with and for non-tech entrepreneurs AT COST and then focuses on massive acceleration and positive disruption. He recently launched ChangeMaker Ventures, an Angel Investor Network that has over 100 members and climbing. He is a father to two beautiful children, Taylee and Ryker, and he has committed his life to doing whatever possible to create more freedom with his kids. Jared is currently on a mission to help 10,0000 non-tech entrepreneurs build their technical ideas so that together industries, communities and the world change for the better.

Event Emcee/Program Development: It takes a special blend of articulation and passion to fill this role, and with a deep and personal connection to the material, our emcee truly embodies what the Brain Revolution is all about.

Kendra Richardson is a California-grown creative, copywriter and content developer. Having served as a volunteer teacher in numerous countries across the globe, Kendra’s driving passion is to push the boundaries of what’s possible for people around the world, no matter who they are or what they currently believe they’re capable of. Kendra is also the creator of the Breakthrough Balance, a blog designed to provide individuals with the perspective and practical tools they need to empower themselves and become their most impassioned, authentic and holistically healthy selves. Although it may surprise you to discover her first-ever experience emceeing was with the Brain Revolution, Kendra is consistently energized by opportunities to embrace her own multidimensionality as it motivates her to transcend across both borders and traditional titles.

Marketing and Advertising Management: With a program like this, a capable, kind, intelligent person has to fill this role, and we’re proud to say we’ve got the best!

Joseph Bojang is on a mission to save business owners from wasting their hard-earned money on failing digital marketing campaigns. He’s the owner of Web Champs, a digital advertising company dedicated to helping clients grow online. As a sought-after advertising expert, Joseph routinely handles 6 and 7-figure budgets for clients who advertise online.

Graphics/Design/Video Production: It’s a visual world and the need for design and graphics is crucial to programs like these. Experience, an eye for professionalism, and top talent are the name of the game, and luckily, we’ve got all three covered with this amazing team!

Alexander Doig is an award winning multi-disciplinary creative with over a decade of experience in graphic design and marketing. His work has been published in TV shows, books, and magazines around the world. Currently he is the COO of SYNDUIT, a done-for-you marketing SaaS platform serving over 50 industries, as well as the Co-Founder of One Mile Hike, a creative agency specializing in personal brand strategy.

Andrew Manzano is a renowned videographer who has garnered more than 20 national Film and Television Awards. His clients include Lionel Richie, N*SYNC, Vickie Winans, Andy Mineo, Carman, Mike Huckabee, John Maxwell, Kodak, Colgate, Maytag, Dr Pepper, and Office Max. His work has been used by Glenn Beck, seen on Fox News, TLC, TBN, MTV, and The Discovery Channel.

Danny Salerno, age 29, is a Husband/Father/Freelance Video Editor and Graphic Designer. Best known for his work with the Squeeze In, John Maxwell Team and Kay & Shi. In his free time he enjoys drawing, catching up on the latest shows and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Program Implementation and Management: With so many programs, courses, materials, and all around moving parts, it takes a team of dedicated people to make it all come together. These amazing people make it all come together behind the scenes!

Barbara Gustavson

Andy Hall

Neale Edwards

Megan Keiser

Kiona Kumpulainen

Rachel Kelly

Tiffany Schoonmaker

Jenn Sarfaty

and Geoff Kullman

If you’ve made it all the way down here we say: thank you. Thank you for getting to know our team, and thank you for trusting us to help you, help others! We hope to get to know more about YOU through the Brain Revolution programs!