Speakers

2020 Nazarian Institute Speakers

Learn more about the incredible thought-leaders and experts that shared their pearls of wisdom at the 2019 Nazarian Institute Think Big! Conference.

Get fueled-up as some of the most successful and well-respected practitioners and industry experts share their experiences, techniques and practice-changing knowledge necessary for becoming #1 in your market. Learn more about our speakers and save your spot at the 2019 Nazarian Institute.

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Dr. Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Plastic Surgeon and Founder,Nazarian Institute

Dr. Sheila Nazarian, founder of Nazarian Plastic Surgery, is a top board-certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, entrepreneur, social media influencer, wife and mom based in Beverly Hills, CA. Besides being one of the nation’s top medical authorities, Dr. Nazarian also created The Skin Spot- a curated collection of medical-grade skincare made affordable and understandable. Additionally. she founded the Nazarian Institute as a conference to help luxury brands think BIG- Branding, Innovation and Growth. Dr. Nazarian is married to a neurosurgeon, has three children & an adorable rescue dog, and resides in Bel Air.


Tiffany Couch

Forensic Accountant and Author,

The Thief In Your Company

Tiffany Couch is CEO/Founder at Acuity Forensics, a nationally recognized forensic accounting firm based in the Pacific Northwest. She has more than 21 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 14 years focused completely on forensic accounting related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation. Professional background and experience include audit, tax, and business consulting services for government entities and privately held business entities in a range of industries. She has provided expertise as a source to the New York Times, Forbes, CNBC, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. She is also a regular contributor to multiple industry publications and has been interviewed by regional, national and international broadcast news stations. Ms. Couch is the winner of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation, and quality instruction. She also serves as a faculty member for the ACFE. With almost 75,000 members worldwide, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and the premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.
Tiffany Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and HudsonBooksellers.com.


Deborah Deras

Motivational Speaker, Social Media Expert

Deborah Deras, M.S. is a charismatic and engaging inspirational speaker, author, and social media marketing consultant. With over 17 years of experience speaking to audiences around the globe, Deborah is committed to helping small business owners improve their social media online presence, increase their revenue and stop wasting time and money online. As a micro influencer she has participated in brand campaigns for Coca-Cola, Pinesol, Allstate and many others. She served as a spokesperson for Verizon alongside Eva Longoria, teaching technology to small business owners. She has booked lucrative speaking contracts for her own business via Social Media strategy for companies such as General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, Nasa, J.P. Morgan and State Farm Insurance. In addition, Deborah facilitates social media marketing training for small business owners for the South Bay Small Business Development Center, (SBDC) and has done workshops for the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Center and SCORE. Deborah has served as a regional spokesperson for Verizon presenting workshops to Hispanic entrepreneurs on technology strategies. You can receive her complimentary eBook on how to go from Likes to Sales at www.TheSocialMediaGoddess.com.


Cathy Heller

Host of Top iTunes Podcast, Don’t Keep Your Day Job

“Cathy Heller is a fire hose of inspiration. She’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the 2018 New Year. Since the show started 20 months ago It has been downloaded close to 3 mill times. Cathy has a powerful way of communicating and making her audience feel encouraged. She’s helping people figure out how to find more purpose and joy in their work. Before podcasting Cathy was songwriting full time. After achieving success with her dream job she wanted to help others do the same

Cathy’s been featured in Variety, HuffPost , Billboard and Inc Magazine’s “top 9 podcasts”. Throughout her podcast she has interviewed creative entrepreneurs like actress Jenna Fischer, popular blogger Seth Godin, designer Jonathan Adler, make up artist Bobbi Brown, choreographer Mandy Moore, fashionista Tamara Mellon, novelist Emily Giffin, and Gretchen Rubin to name a few. Cathy lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters.”


Dave Murray

Senior Customer Service Experience Consultant

The DiJulius Group Dave joined The DiJulius Group after 20 years of experience in customer service, marketing, and sales, primarily in the sports and entertainment industry. Dave’s experience has varied from leading call centers and front-line team members, to working closely with key partners and stakeholders.

A former client of The DiJulius Group, Dave has been working with the Ten Commandments since the debut of What’s The Secret? in 2008. As a Senior Customer Experience Consultant with The DiJulius Group, Dave leads clients in generating ideas, turning those ideas into systems, and then implementing and executing them enterprise wide. He is also an accomplished keynote speaker full of insight and wit; leaving audiences motivated, entertained and walking away with great content to implement immediately.


Kara Schell

Senior Business Consultant, Sientra

Kara is a seasoned professional in healthcare administration, having worked with some the nation’s largest medical groups and private aesthetic / cosmetic practices. Kara’s career spans nearly 20 years’ in the specialties of Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Concierge Primary Care and Neurology.

She is an expert in implementing strategies that achieve cosmetic practice goals and an innovative industry leader in staff development, practice operations, marketing and luxury brand customer service training. Her passion for isolating inefficiencies and creating effective office and clinical environments has resulted in reduced costs and higher patient satisfaction for practices in the aesthetic space.