Lori A. McNeil founder of Lori McNeil International, Multi-Award-Winning Business Strategist & Coach, International Educator, Business Strategist, Speaker, and Author, was recently selected as Top Business Strategist of the Year for 2023 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations, and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP's annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With over 25 years of experience, Lori is a dedicated International Business Strategist and Branding Specialist who coaches individuals and businesses to be more successful through a vision and goal-setting process. She is goal-oriented and driven to help others uncover their abilities and cultivate what they need to achieve greater levels of success, assisting people to achieve their objectives and creating the life and business they desire. Lori, who has worked in both the public and commercial sectors, assists new firms in growing and established enterprises in re-strategizing. As a Curriculum Designer and Business Professor, Lori has assisted in the organic growth of hundreds of enterprises (including her own company that includes Legacy Builders, Media Secrets, and Driven Mastery—brands that help Entrepreneurs build a true, long-lasting purpose).
Lori emphasizes the power of media and branding strategy. Media can be used in many ways to build a business, but understanding how it works is essential for success. A media plan should be created and implemented strategically as an integral part of the overall business plan. Many clients think they are successful without the use of media, and Lori helps them understand how much more successful they could be with the use of media. Her strategies help good businesses become great. Most business leaders need to realize that their Media Plan, Branding, and Business Plan must be crafted and utilized as one cohesive plan to build the foundation for success.
Lori has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in many fields. She is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success in every role she has ever served. She has vast experience instructing students of all ages. Her experience includes being a business professor and curriculum designer. She was a music teacher at the elementary level. She taught in prisons, alternative schools, junior high, high school, circuit, and justice court programs, unique community-based Continuing Education programs, and adult learning programs for business professionals.
Before embarking on her current career path, Lori received a Bachelor's degree from Northwest Nazarene University and Eastern Oregon University. Ms. McNeil has an MBA from Corban University and Master of Education from Bushnell University. Additionally, she has an Ed.S Education with a specialization in Instructional Innovation and Technology from Liberty University.
Throughout her illustrious career, Lori has received countless awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to serving others. This year she will be considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and the Empowered Woman of the Year Award from the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). She will receive her award as Top Business Strategist 2023 on stage at IAOTP's annual awards gala being held at the iconic Plaza Hotel in NYC in December.
Lori has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, as well as over 500 media platforms per year. She was awarded the Lifetime Presidential Service Award for her work, and the Global Visionary Leader Award. Lori was also selected as an official speaker for the Think & Grow Rich World Legacy Tour. During the pandemic, Lori was invited as one of the top motivational speakers in the world speaking to 2.25 million attendees live.
Aside from her successful career, Lori is an active writer who publishes in many publications annually and has authored several books. She recently co-authored a book with Kevin Harrington from the television show Shark Tank. Lori supports international literacy, cancer research, youth entrepreneurship, and U.S military families. As a literacy expert, she was honored to be invited by the Bush family a few years ago to help raise more than $3 million for reading initiatives nationwide.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated "Choosing Lori for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant at what she does, has tremendous foresight, and contributes all her passion to her business endeavors. We felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We look forward to meeting her at the Annual Awards Gala, and we are so proud of all her achievements."
Looking back, Lori attributes her success to her perseverance, education, and love for life. When not working, Lori enjoys the outdoors, primarily hiking and camping. She also loves to travel, fine dining, play Battleship, and spend time with her son. For the future, she hopes to encourage all those around her to experience as much as possible of what life has to offer and continue to help people accomplish bigger goals than they ever thought possible.
For more information about Lori, please visit: www.lorimcneil.com
The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world's finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals can collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.
IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals worldwide the recognition and credibility they deserve and have helped build their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself on being a boutique networking organization that handpicks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.
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