Our Origins

Bright Now was born out of the Idea that the Right Guidance, provided at the Right Time, in the Right Frequency, in the Right Environment, can have amazing results on the trajectory of a child’s life.
Bright Now is made up on Mentors, Coaches, SuperConnectors and High Level Empaths who all subscribe to the Belief that A Better World IS possible by making the Right Investments in our Children, since, The Children, are our Future.
What better way to ensure a Bright Future?
Your Future Is Bright

The Team

Chief Dreamer & Mentor

Rajiv is the CEO at RSQUARE MEDIA INC. – an award-winning Online Reputation Management company that help clients Be Seen or Not Be Seen online while Delivering Results @Speed of Thought. Solutions include Deleting Bad Press, Fake News or Competition from Google page 1.

Rajiv is a firm believer in the power of mentoring and how it can change the course of someone’s life for the better. Rajiv has worked with at-risk youth for many years in partnership with New York State Dept. of Labor and recently spoke as a panelist/ Keynote speaker at The United Nations Global Headquarters in NYC – Feb 14, 2020. His volunteer work includes serving on the Board for Nassau County Asian American Advisory Council, National Minority Business Council, Uniondale Chamber of Commerce, KidsRok, , to name a few.

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Betty is an entrepreneur and a social impact activist, with experience on both nonprofit boards and working for nonprofits in addition to corporate marketing and new products experience. She has been acting Executive Director of World Cares Inc. ( a disaster response NGO), Deputy Executive Director of World Education Services Inc. ( a higher education nonprofit), and a board director at Care for the Homeless (provides medical services to NYC’s homeless), the Asian Financial Society and Graham Windham (a nonprofit handling foster care in NYC.) Betty has launched over 30 products and services in the US and globally and has a marketing consulting and operations background with Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. She is a resident of New York and a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business and Columbia Business School.

Advisor: Compliance, Finance & Tax

Aiko is the Managing CPA of Chan CPA PLLC, where she is an all-around CPA specialized in dealing with small to midsized businesses and high net worth individuals in financial services, real estate, import-export, and personal services industries. 

Her substantial experience encompasses complex tax planning and compliance for high net worth individuals, family offices, partnerships, S and C corporations for both domestic and international clients. 

In additional to managing her practice, Aiko is an adjunct professor at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), where she instructs MBA accounting courses.

Advisor: EU

Lynn has spent over 3 decades in leadership roles within Pharma – from the pharmacology research lab to clinical data management, her career has encompassed helping companies develop, launch, and market their products in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. 

Lynn’s diverse background in pharmacology research, pharmaceutical sales, clinical technologies, and extensive management of complex projects led her to found ConnectA Strategic Solutions Group as a 360-degree consultancy and talent resourcing firm that serves our clients in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, and health and wellness fields.

Lynn, is a resident of NJ where she lives with her husband. She enjoys travel, fine dining and delivering customer delight.

Advisor: LATAM

Ruth is the CEO of BeSocial – a Business Consulting company which serves the Spanish speaking markets of The Americas. 

Ruth’s volunteer experience includes working as the technology consultant for several spanish language churches and non-profits in North America incluing serving on the Board for the Uniondale Chamber of Commerce. Ruth is a long time resident of Long Island, NY and enjoys traveling and spending time at the beach.

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Vinay Singh is the Author of the Amazon Top 100 Best Seller YOUR FUTURE IN PIECES
#06 Ageism in the Workplace; #07 in Federal Education and Legislation; #10 Labor & Employment Law; #10 Business Health & Stress and #26 in Social Policy and others.

Vinay Singh is a Talent Acquisition/Workforce Development strategist & advocate based out of New Jersey, USA. As a creative strategic relationship executive, he spent his career managing portfolios of the best companies from all industries including Retail, Financial, Biotech and Technology that were in need of finding the best talent. Having worked directly with hundreds of corporate executives across the country, he has been advising hiring managers to look beyond just technical skills into the deeper qualities that people display; like passion, motivation, emotional intelligence and aptitude.

He advocates for national issues promoting fairness, diversity and bringing the fight against Ageism & as well as working with companies in developing compensation equality for the masses.

CSR Advisor: APAC

Across 10 countries & 6 continents working in international contexts, my passion is bringing effective, sustainable global benefit through education & training. UK, France, India, Argentina and Australia are active zones of influence and professional networks. Working with governments, NGO’s and corporates to bring about social transformation through CSR in India.

A teacher, teacher trainer and corporate workshop leader, I have emerged as a scale project facilitator and major events manager in India, operating most effectively in workplaces that focus on social purpose and sharing value. Recently a business strategist in education for OCR, Cambridge Assessment, I now work in the Indian context of CSR and actively broker ‘PPP’s’ (public private partnerships) in education, teacher training & edutech between local NGO’s, Telangana government departments and global corporates such as Teach for India, AKF India, Microsoft and Deloittes.

An Ashridge Business School and a ‘Women in Leadership’ award recipient, other areas of current interface are: digital education strategy; strategic foresight; intrapreneurial leadership; change management; organisational learning and innovation. I have solid experience in education marketing; business strategy development; successful grant seeking and writing; alumni and stakeholder engagement; major fundraising initiatives; PR & event management. 

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A business development expert and strategist with more than 15 years of leadership experience in financial services, I grow business globally, seizing opportunities across M&A, lending, capital markets, transaction banking, and derivatives. Blending exceptional communication skills and deep analytical expertise, I win the confidence of clients by leveraging complex market and risk analyses to optimize decision-making. At the same time, I thrive in pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone and finding solutions to difficult challenges.

As a strategic advisor to the fintech community, I am passionate about supporting early stage companies achieve their highest potential by assisting them find the right financing sources that meet their business needs and the best advisors available to guide them to success. I am a sought-after speaker and thought-leader in the fintech community and thoroughly enjoy sharing my experience at conferences and events.

I am well-credentialed in the fintech/disruptive technology space via completion in Oxford’s Global FinTech program (2018) [blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence, and machine learning] and Chainhaus’s Blockchain Masterclass program (2019).

Precious Williams

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Precious L. Williams is 13 time National Pitch Champion, New York Times Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Coach and Serial Entrepreneur.

Precious is the proud Founder and CEO of Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC, who  train, teach and coach entrepreneurs, small businesses, and mid-sized to large corporations, how to create the perfect elevator, media, and/or investor pitches for their businesses so that their ideal target market are ready to buy now!

Perfect Pitches by Precious, teaches the art and science of “killer” pitches and presentations that bring out your “WOW” Factor! If you currently struggle with your pitches, presentations and public speaking skills, have no fear, the “KillerPitchMaster is here to help!

Through my innovative speech communications strategies, my clients, as well as myself, have had explosive sales, investments they never thought would pan out, and have successfully appeared on “Shark Tank, Forbes Magazine, CNN, WSJ, MSNBC and other top business shows and publications around the world.

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Born in Singapore, educated in UK, living in USA. Nuclear physicists by academic qualification, marketing and sales by work profession. Patented inventor (WO 02/059917 and WO 2008/082678) and award-winning author (KLYSTAR and From Newton, Einstein to GOD). Industrial expertise in Cryogenics, Superconductivity and Radiation technologies.

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Michael Smolens is the Founder, Chairman, CEO at dotSUB. 

Dotsub is a global software company founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, New York. The company’s browser-based platform is used for subtitling & translating online videos. Dotsub has personnel throughout the world. In addition to its HQ in New York, it has a significant presence in Rosario, Argentina as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, India and several other countries.

Dotsub provides a video captioning and translation platform as well as language services for online video.

Dotsub also has a very strong Corporate and Social Responsibility(CSR) ethos, providing its platform for many global wellness initiatives, including Translators Without Borders,[2] Dreamliine[3] and UN sponsored events such as the Mobile Film Festival,[4] with Chairman Michael Smolens very active in CSR and UN SDG projects.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DotSUB )

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Kiran Wali is the Founder & CEO of LifeKit.

LifeKit is a 501c3 based in Los Angeles County whose main purpose is to alleviate the burden of the homeless population and create community consciousness amongst all stakeholders.

Our organization is named after the LifeKits that we hand out, because we believe granting individuals dignity through these basic hygiene items is an immediate necessity. A LifeKit can contain many different types of items depending on the campaign and the wants and needs of the community we are serving. They can be comprehensive survival kits for 7 or 10 days or contain all the essential school supplies needed for kids to go to school and learn effectively. To learn more about specific LifeKits check out our campaign pages. 

(Source: https://www.lifekitla.com/about/ )

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