Brand strategist, speaker and author, Maria Ross, believes cash flow, creativity, and compassion are not mutually exclusive. She is the founder of Red Slice, a brand consultancy that helps entrepreneurs, startups and fast-growth businesses craft irresistible brand strategies that attract and engage their ideal customers. Maria inspires clients and audiences to use their platform or business, regardless of size, to be a force for good. Maria has appeared in numerous media, including MSNBC, ABC News, Forbes.com and Entrepreneur and she writes for Entrepreneur.com and Huffington Post, among other outlets. She is the author of several books, including Branding Basics for Small Business, The Juicy Guides for Entrepreneurs, a powerful personal memoir, Rebooting My Brain, and is currently working on her latest to be released in Fall 2019, The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success. A Playbook for Brands, Leaders, and Teams (Page Two Publishing). Maria lives with her husband, preschool son and feisty Black Lab in the San Francisco Bay Area and works with clients all over the world. Learn more about irresistible storytelling at red-slice.com.