Event Host & Founder

Aprille Franks-Hunt & Tory Johnson

A Master Business Coach, Strategic Profit Catalyst, and Author Aprille is the brainchild of several highly engaged brands. Coach, Speak and Serve, a next-level consulting firm that helps modern-day authors, speakers and coaches to create profitable brands that impact the world. Women Recharged, a motivational movement that amplifies women’s voices and triumphant stories of truth, and Coach, Speak and Serve, a next-level consulting company that helps modern-day authors, speakers and coaches to maximize and monetize their messages.  To date, Aprille’s brands have a reach of over 1M with transformational training, coaching and support, establishing her as the go-to expert for purpose-driven entrepreneurs who want to do business on a higher plane and, in turn, reap higher profits.  

Her whip-smart, in your face, coaching philosophy is rooted in strategic planning, sustainable action and implementation, an approach she honed while revitalizing multi-million dollar commercial real estate portfolios as a consultant. When their high-stakes ventures were failing, investors and asset managers turned to Aprille to breathe new life into their businesses and bank accounts.  While she ascended the success ladder, the financial market plummeted in 2007, along with her successful multiple six-figure career.  Her financial and personal power now challenged, she did what a phoenix does best—she rose.  

With CSS, Aprille has revolutionized the concept of online community building and engagement, establishing an elite, high-result tribe of 16,000++ entrepreneurs who are impacting mankind in monumental ways, from personal economic empowerment to social justice to business success. Her formula for success is simple—passion, strategy and execution!  She propels her clients forward with the tools they need to manifest their destiny, move into purpose, ignite momentum—and get paid.  

Aprille has written several best-selling books, produces lives events, short films and documentaries – all geared towards helping purpose driven entrepreneurs excel in life and business!

Founder of Spark & Hustle, Tory leads Good Morning America‘s hugely popular “Deals & Steals” segment every Thursday, featuring exceptional buys on great stuff chosen by her to enable viewers to save big bucks.

She curates exclusive product deals for ABC’s long-running talkfest, The View, for its money-saving shopping series “View Your Deal.”

Each month Tory hosts Deal Hunter on HSN, bringing her picks to a fresh shopping audience in a fast-paced, hour-long format.

Workplace Advocate

Tory owns two career-focused businesses: Women For Hire, founded in 1999 to connect qualified candidates with top employers. Spark & Hustle, launched in 2010 to guide entrepreneurs to start and grow small businesses. She has been the Workplace Contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America for more than 10 years where she offers viewers advice on a range of career issues.

Personal Growth Speaker

Tory is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Shift, which is her poignant and funny 2013 account of how she lost 62 pounds in a year.

A conversation with a TV executive gave Tory the inspiration she needed to conquer her life-long battle with weight. She was ready to make a major shift in the way that she looked, felt and lived.

That experience taught her that any kind of personal or professional change is possible with her unique five-step method of shifting, which she shares with audiences everywhere.

Tory and her husband, Peter, live in New York City with their twins, Emma and Jake, and a sweet beagle named Marly.