The Host: Shantel Khleif

The Host: Shantel Khleif

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Stemming from a deep love and respect for small businesses, Shantel built Imagine More to give an online voice to companies and the entrepreneurs that have Imagined big and moved mountains. As the previous owner of a Wedding Planning company, and co-founder of a Non Profit aimed at assisting students in need, Shantel is a go-getter through and through with a huge heart. When she's not networking her way through Atlanta, reading a book or listening to her favorite entrepreneurial podcasts, you can find Shantel exploring Atlanta with her big and lovable pup, Gunnar. Read more about how she got started and the story of her company Imagine Media here.


“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” - Mark Cuban, Chairman of AXS TV, Owner of Landmark Theaters.

Mark Cuban, Chairman of AXS TV, Owner of Landmark Theaters.


“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” - Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” - Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple.