CJP’s Business & Professionals (B&P) network is excited to introduce you to the esteemed panelists who will be sharing their invaluable insights at our upcoming networking event on navigating uncertainty. In today’s rapidly changing world, uncertainty has become a constant companion for professionals across various industries. Whether it’s due to technological advancements, global economic shifts, or unprecedented events, the ability to navigate uncertainty has become a vital skill for success.

Our event aims to provide the opportunity to learn from our curated panel of distinguished experts, each armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience in their respective fields. These panelists have weathered storms, overcome challenges, and achieved remarkable success by mastering the art of adapting to uncertainty.

Throughout the event, our panelists will engage in thought-provoking discussions, sharing their unique perspectives, practical strategies, and personal stories of triumph over adversity. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain invaluable insights and practical advice from these luminaries, empowering them to navigate the unpredictable terrain of their professional lives with confidence and resilience.

Click here to register for the event, and enjoy getting to know our esteemed panelists below, who have graciously agreed to lend their expertise and wisdom to our event.


Matt Gottesman Moderator: Matt Gottesman, Founder, Writer, Podcaster: Matt is a 2x founder, writer and podcaster. He’s also an agile digital marketer and strategist by trade with a background in helping some of the world’s most iconic brands. However, nearly a decade ago he decided to reconstruct his own narrative by taking to the Internet to create, build and publish to the world to communicate to the masses at the intersection of culture, creativity, spirituality and entrepreneurship. He loves business, spirituality and exploring personal development and human optimization because he believes all of these help us become better people creating more intentional impact in the world. He runs Permissionless™ (a weekly newsletter on Substack) & a personal podcast, The Niche Is You™ as a way to help people break from the “system” to expand more on themselves through their collective work, art and passions with the goal of bringing more ownership and sovereignty back to the individual. In short, he felt that choosing a niche can feel like life or death until you realize the niche is you. You are the most powerful and creative operating system so your purpose actually has direction. Matt is currently working on his first two published books due out in 2024.

Michelle KortMichelle Kort, Realtor at Launch Real Estate: Michelle is a real estate agent with Launch Real Estate. After successful careers in law and retail she followed her passion into residential real estate in 2009. She acquired a wealth of skills through her experience as an attorney, entrepreneur and community volunteer. Michelle grew up in Phoenix and earned her BA degree at the University of Arizona and her law degree from Arizona State University College of Law. Michelle’s entrepreneurial experience includes 12 years of building a multi-store front retail business and serving as a consultant to several other retail businesses. Michelle was awarded the Small Business Person of the Year Award for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2002. Michelle has a passion for community work which has included serving on the board of the former King David School, Federation Women’s Division and volunteering for BBYO. Michelle currently serves on the Board of the Jewish Community Center and as a Mentor for the L.A.S. Mentor program of CJP. Michelle is married to Bryan Kort and has two children Ben and Katie.

simon kreisbergerSimon Kreisberger, Co-Founder & COO at World of Illumination:
Simon is a visionary leader with over 25 years of experience in creative development, branding, and marketing within the amusement and entertainment industries. Currently, Simon is making waves as the Co-Founder & COO of World of Illumination, where he has been spearheading the creation of drive-through holiday entertainment and the world’s most immersive commercial light and sound experiences. With an unwavering passion for inspiring those around him, Simon believes in giving it his all every single day and paying it forward to create a lasting legacy that will inspire future generations. Simon’s entrepreneurial journey showcases his ability to seize opportunities and turn them into successful ventures. Throughout his illustrious career, Simon Kreisberger has demonstrated an extraordinary knack for innovation, strategic thinking, and business development. His expertise in the amusement and entertainment sectors has enabled him to lead groundbreaking projects that have set new industry standards. With an unyielding commitment to excellence, Simon continues to shape the landscape of the industries he serves, leaving a lasting impression on all those he collaborates with.

Jessica Levin headshotJessica Levin-Bozek, MA, LPC, NCC, Director of Adult Older Behavioral Health Services at Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Arizona: Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in the mental health field since 2007. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). As the Director of the Older Adult Behavioral Health program at Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) and the Aleinu Coordinator, Jessica has helped thousands of low-income older adults access essential services for daily living. She is a dynamic leader, managing a team of clinicians and supporting others in obtaining their independent licensure. Jessica is dedicated to mental health education, conducting workshops on various topics for the Jewish and larger community. With strong partnerships in Maricopa County, she also leads the Jewish Community and Response Team (JCRT), organizing annual trauma/crisis trainings and providing crisis triage for Jewish organizations. Jessica has also been instrumental in assisting teens in coping with life challenges through her work with Hebrew High and workshops alongside her mother, Linda Levin, focused on effective communication and self-esteem.

Ian SachsIan Sachs, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® , Owner at Risk Resource: Ian Sachs is the President of Risk Resource, a Scottsdale-based insurance company specializing in everything from complex risk management and succession planning to simple life insurance protection for loved ones. He is responsible for insurance planning, strategy, and optimization while ensuring the goals of both new and existing clients are met. Guided by the example of his late Father, Nate Sachs, and a lifelong passion for helping people and adding value to the lives of others, Ian proudly joined the family business shortly after graduating from Indiana University. Since then, he has fully immersed himself into the world of insurance and financial planning under the guidance of Nate’s four-decades of experience. Ian is a Certified Financial Planner® and holds the Chartered Life Underwriter® and Chartered Financial Consultant® designations. Growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, Ian takes pride in serving his community and is an active member of several philanthropic and community organizations. When he’s not at the office, Ian works with a variety of local children’s fundraising organizations through the Scottsdale Saguaros (formerly known as Scottsdale 20-30 Club) and serves as the President of the national JNFuture board of Jewish National Fund.


Join us as we delve into the depths of uncertainty, exploring innovative approaches and actionable steps to thrive in an ever-changing world. Be prepared to gain fresh perspectives, expand your network, and leave with a renewed sense of confidence and purpose.

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