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CO-FOUNDER of the pioneering, Huffington Post "Twitter Powerhouses Series", which has interviewed hundreds of people in diverse fields - technology, business, health, philanthropy, travel, food and more - since 2010, and has been an influential voice in the social media conversation.

Working for Apple Inc. right out of high school, Sean has delivered results for multi-national corporations like Microsoft, Marriott Hotels, and Silicon Valley Bank, and non-profits like World Vision, Charity: Water, Save the Children, and Project Medishare. He's an ambassador and digital volunteer for #GivingTuesday, and helps the U.N. Foundation promote and expand it online.

THOUGHT-LEADER: He has given presentations on digital and social media strategy at Harvard University, The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, and at annual conferences in London, New York City, and Hamburg, Germany. Currently ranked the #1 Social Media Power Influencer by Forbes, he's also been recognized as one of social media's top marketers, writers, thinkers and social good advocates, and the Huffington Post called his twitter feed "one of the top 100 twitter accounts in business, leadership and tech to follow."

He has been profiled in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, and American Genuis for his personal branding tips and marketing expertise; given commentary on CNN, FOX and PBS; and his written work has appeared in Fast Company and Buzzfeed. When he's not managing social media or ghost writing for celebrities or small businesses, he is touring to promote his best-selling book, The Road to Social Media Success.

PASSIONS: Public speaking, data mining, collaborative leadership, cloud computing, marketing campaign management, digital consulting, social media law, sustainability, strategic partnerships

VISION: A more connected planet, with people working together to produce constructive, responsible solutions to our most serious problems.

Entries by 2morrowknight

Tips for a Successful Book Launch Party

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 4:30 PM

When authors finish their books, it is generally the end of a long journey: seemingly unending edits and rewrites; decisions and more decisions about your layout design; thoughts on which social networking you should use; and, whether your book should come out during a particular month to coincide with the...

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Politics, Diplomacy and Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 10:38 AM

Simply put, President Barack Obama made it necessary, and cool, for politicians to use social media. The success of his 2008 and 2012 campaigns have been analyzed thoroughly by authors like Sasha Issenberg, and, will no doubt be studied and referred to for decades to come. But he isn't the...

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20 Beautiful Women

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 9:13 AM

How do you define a beautiful woman? Someone who empowers others, carries herself with dignity and class, and is a forward-thinking, action-oriented visionary? All of this, and more, would easily apply. Maya Angelou's classic poem, "Phenomenal Woman" (one of my favorites), gives meaning and form to this arresting image. So...

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4 Ways to Elevate Your Personal Brand With Video

(2) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 12:45 PM

How many times have you heard the phrase "humanize your brand"? In the age of digital marketing, probably a lot. There are plenty of platforms to choose from, but nothing showcases your personality better than video. Whatever brand you are looking to create, give it real thought, and then put...

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If You Can Rise, You Can Shine: Tips for Small Business Success

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 3:19 PM

What do female entrepreneurs bring to the table? Quite a bit, as many writers have shown. We remember Mike Michalowicz writing about this very topic three years ago in Open Forum. He reasoned that women in business have a better sense of intuition, patience, and multi-tasking, and are better listeners...

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What Is Success?

(9) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 7:53 AM

Co-authored by Emily Thomas and Marsha McCullough

No matter who you are, you find yourself thinking about what success is, and, how you can lay the foundation for it -- personally and professionally. All three writers on this post see this issue through the same view....

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18 More Quotes for Giving Tuesday

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 3:59 PM

How do you connect people, nonprofits, foundations and businesses (across continents) to make a lasting difference? How does social media factor into your approach to build a better, more connected world -- one philanthropic effort after another? These are questions that motivate the actions of Giving Tuesday creator...

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Arsenio Hall's Passion for Charity

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 7:09 PM

This post was co-written by Emily Thomas.

It is hard to not have respect for wealthy celebrities who are willing to raise both awareness and money to impact many of the defining, moral issues of our time. In fact, the role of the purpose-driven, charitable public figure is...

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Tweet Sensation

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 4:05 PM

A D.C. Power Player is someone making serious moves in Washington D.C., and producing memorable work that reverberates beyond its city limits. It is a term often reserved exclusively for politicians, diplomats, and high-profile media figures. But change-makers can be found at all levels, in every arena, shaping the agenda...

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18 Quotes for Giving Tuesday

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 2:11 PM

When social good star Henry Timms created Giving Tuesday in 2012, he envisioned an initiative that would make a difference, and change the world -- one amazing, inspiring cause at a time. What is Giving Tuesday? It's a new national day of giving, following Thanksgiving, Small...

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Your Network Is Your Net Worth: Porter Gale's Instant Classic

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 1:59 PM

Few are as beloved and respected in the business arena than Porter Gale. She has one of the best strategic minds in her field, and thankfully, will have much wider appeal by this time next year. The consummate social media insider, she helped grow the Virgin America brand...

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Gretchen Rubin and the Power of Happiness

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 2:38 PM

This is the latest post in our series TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who've helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking.

Millennium after millennium, the word "happiness" has provided a portrait of the range of emotions positively impacting the human condition. We know...

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Jenni Hogan: Social Media Influencer-turned Social TV Visionary

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 4:26 PM

This post was also co-written by Ryan Hodgson.

When Jenni Hogan was a little girl growing up in Australia, her family taught her to dream bigger than the boundaries of any continent, and to have a healthy respect for cultural traditions around the world. This would...

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Picture Perfect: Anthony Tilghman (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 8:39 PM

Who we are, how are we feeling, what are we doing, where are we going -- photography can reflect all of this, and much more. This is precisely why visual social media sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and the Fancy are so popular. Because they they tell stories, and give us...

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Naomi Campbell's Social Good Style

(8) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 3:00 PM

There is a reason that humanity is drawn to great stories of achievement: acts of generosity that elevate our perspective, and endeavors so amazing they defy comprehension. Remember the poem "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" -- the tale of a flower standing tall despite its surroundings? The three of...

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Social Media and Inspirational Leadership

(5) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 12:43 PM

This is a joint post between two Huffington Post series: TwitterPowerhouses and Meaningful Leaders.

What is inspirational leadership exactly? Creating value, building coalitions, solving problems and elevating humanity? Yes, all of that and more. No matter which decade we find ourselves in, the concept of leadership, and what it means...

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The Visionary Leadership of Edgar 'Shoboy' Sotelo

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 4:28 PM

For centuries, we have witnessed the birth of movements, and dramatic shifts in public opinion -- sparked by the brave actions of those who would go on to secure a place at the heart of the global imagination.

Visionaries, world-changers, and trailblazers like suffragist Jeanette Rankin, who,...

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The Inspired Philanthropy of Denise Ilitch

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 3:10 PM

This post was co-written by celebrity philanthropist Heather Robinson.

What motivates someone to give? What sparks the voice within to declare "I want to change the world?" Two simple questions that provide a glimpse of the scope and depth of one's philanthropic perspective. Questions that the dynamic

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14 Unexpected Ways to Volunteer for Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 5:00 PM

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama

Every year, Thanksgiving reminds us of all the things we have to be grateful for all year. It's the launching of a season of extra compassion...

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Social Media and the Presidential Debates

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 9:35 AM

The October debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and the one with Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, promise to be among the most watched in history. They generated a major discussion in late summer over the selection of the moderators. But an equally important discussion about technology has generated...

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