Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are the founders of Barefoot Wine, and the authors of the New York Times Bestselling Business book The Barefoot Spirit, currently being used in over 30 universities. The book, endorsed by the CEO Library in CEO Forum, chronicles the start of their business from the laundry room of a rented farmhouse to the board room of E&J Gallo, successfully selling Barefoot, now a top global brand.
From the start, with virtually no money and no wine industry experience, they employed innovative ideas to overcome obstacles, create new markets and strategic alliances, while pioneering Worthy Cause Marketing and performance-based compensation. They currently consult with Fortune 500s and keynote internationally at universities, corporations, conferences and symposiums including keynote speakers at the 2014 World Conference on Entrepreneurship in Ireland and National C-Suite Conference in L.A. They are the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneurship Speaker Award from Bradley University, regular media guests, FOX Radio News Network Workplace Culture Experts and have 100s of business articles in international publications in print and online.
Their new companion book to The Barefoot Spirit is entitled The Entrepreneurial Culture, 23 Ways to Engage and Empower Your People featured on C-Suite Book Club and C-Suite TV Network.