Steve Thornton – Chief Executive Officer As CEO of Expect Success Steve demonstrates a daily passion for helping others achieve the success they truly desire. Steve founded Expect Success over 16 years ago with the sole purpose of helping others achieve their dreams. As a professional business adviser, coach, speaker and trainer, Steve has facilitated more than 8,500 seminars, workshops and coaching sessions. Prior to becoming a full time adviser, coach, speaker and trainer, Steve was President and Founder of Awakening International Corporation, a sales and marketing company. Under Steve’s Leadership, Awakening, acting as an independent contractor for a nationwide company, advanced to produce over 80% of their national volume. Steve was also involved in the success of two other companies, H20 Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of in-line aqueous cleaning systems and TNA Real Estate Investments, which focused on the rehabilitation of residential properties. Steve is a committed Christian, husband, and father of two, and is dedicated to continuous personal development. The real-world experience Steve’s acquired has proven to be invaluable whether he is addressing an audience as a Keynote speaker, leading a workshop or in coaching our clients.
Deb Hollis – (Executive Director) As the Executive Director and one of the Coaches at Expect Success Coaching & Training, Deb brings her many years of experience in individual and group Coaching, Teaching and Service in Ministry & Business, along with her passion in helping others grow and succeed in their life long dreams. As a professional Coach, Mentor, Speaker and Trainer, Deb has helped hundreds of Leaders and Leadership Teams over the years to excel in reaching their goals and passions, learning new leadership and team building strategies and graduating to the next level in both personal and professional growth. Deb has been a principal teacher in many Church’s, Conferences and Seminars and has been on staff at several churches and in many roles including Children’s Pastor, Ministry Pastor and as an Executive Pastor. Deb is a fully committed and active Christian, wife and mother and is continuously seeking to grow in her own personal development. Her personal passion is watching lives being transformed through her ministry.
John Harbottle – (CFO) John has a long history of senior financial roles in successful business ventures. He was most recently the VP of Finance and CFO of Khimetrics, Inc., a venture-backed retail revenue management software development company. In early 2006, Khimetrics was acquired by SAP for $175 million at an 8.5x revenue multiple. John also served as CFO of NBC Internet (formerly Xoom.com), an integrated Internet media company that combined portal, community and e-commerce where he was instrumental in raising over $750 million in their 1998 IPO and two secondary offerings; he played a key role in their merger with several of NBC’s internet companies. John has also served as CFO of various companies such as Mastering Computers (a technology training company), Zenger-Miller (a skills training and leadership consulting company) and IFS which were all acquired in the 1990’s. In all, John has over 25 years of experience in senior financial roles. John has also served on the board of directors for several Internet, software and training companies.
Jeremy Pourbaix – (Business Advisor, Coach and Trainer) Jeremy Pourbaix has a passion to help others reach their potential in their business and in life. Jeremy has started, operated and sold several businesses and has extensive experience in negotiations, organizational management, localized marketing strategy and coaching small business owners. He is a longtime multi-unit Franchise owner for Liberty Tax Service. Since2002 when he started with this nationally recognized franchise, he has been involved in numerous areas within their Franchise system including being elected multiple times by his peers to serve on the company’s National Advisory Counsel. He has also supported, coached and advised many other franchise owners in his role as an Area Developer with Liberty Tax Service. Jeremy desires to be excellent at what he does and he strives to continually learn and improve. He is a leader who helps others grow, succeed, and reach their potential. He also desires to build meaningful relationships with the individuals and families he works with. Jeremy has been married since May of 2000 and has been blessed with 4 young children. He is also an active leader in his local church, which he’s been a member of for almost 15 years.
Neal Hollis – Technical Operations
As a leader in Expect Success Coaching and Training Technical Operations, Neal brings more than 16 years experience in multiple Information Technology disciplines including web and graphic design, Database Administration, System Administration and Program Management. Neal currently works as a IT Program Manager, overseeing the IT Technical Operations at an Army Data Center in California .
Neal also has extensive experience as a Video Producer, Editor, Director and Cameraman. Neal has formed and led multi-media teams at several churches and large format venues.
Prior to joining Expect Success Coaching and Training, Neal served 14 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and Interpreter, speaking Spanish fluently. Since 1997, Neal has provided support to US Military Intelligence organizations as a Department of Defense Contractor and has spent time supporting forward deployed US Forces in both the Iraq and Afghanistan Theaters.
Neal is a committed Christian, devoted husband and proud father who has one son that is currently serving in the Marine Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant. When not behind a camera or a computer keyboard, you will find Neal participating in both indoor and outdoor Airsoft Military Simulation events.
Vanessa Moore – Business Coach/Advisor Vanessa Moore is a certified coach, real estate agent of over fifteen years, and a new member to the Expect Success Global Coaching team. She has a heart for people with a passion for coaching and teaching. She has been coached by the best and welcomes the opportunity to fulfill her dream as a coach...by motivating and inspiring you to move to the next level to discover your dreams and goals. She will help you to live your passion and true purpose in life. She has coached over 100 individuals to be top producers in the competitive business of software marketing. As an expert in real estate she has broken barriers as being one of the top sellers. She has taught and mentored agents to achieve and exceed their goals. Her continued mission is to share her skills, techniques and knowledge acquired during her personal and professional journey. World traveler, serving as a military wife for 22 years, she has lived in many different locations such as Washington State, North Dakota, Alaska, Spain and England touching many lives along the way. She is committed to God first and is a wife and mother of one beautiful daughter and two handsome sons.