• About Team Gu & The Crew

    Our Vision & Mission

    Team Gu's Mission: Our mission is a big one. We advise, teach and support ways to disrupt the status quo, all in order to take people in their personal lives, or the companies we partner with towards their ultimate vision (or back to the ultimate vision as it's easy to be led astray). We're what you call changeologists.

     

    A Changeologist is someone who enables change. The word was initially brought to life in the book "Changeology," written by psychologist John C. Norcross, PhD. Changeology is to define, adhere to and realize your goals and resolutions.

     

    CHANGE IS DISRUPTION; DISRUPTION CAN EQUAL FREEDOM;

    FREEDOM BRINGS GROWTH! ~ Natalie Viglione

     

    VISION:

    What is status quo exactly? Status quo is the state of affairs, but it's a state of being that resists true progress. When you foresee a better place that you want to get to, you know that status quo isn’t working anymore. We help you bridge the gap between “here” and your vision, and we can provide strategy and implementation to support you on the journey.
     

    When you feel stuck, or when you start to get angry or jealous when you look at others' lives. That's when the fear has taken a hold of you and you're not moving forward in the way in which you truly desire. It's doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That, per genius Albert Einstein, is the definition of insanity. The cost of staying in this "status quo zone" is that you'll never reach that future place you want to be. The desired next level which can be a future place you see in your mind, that you dream about, or a new path you want to forge. We provide the ideas, concepts, tactics and tools to get there and make it stick (that's what the "Gu" in our name is all about)!

     

    Our company's vision is to provide services in niche practice areas which are constructed around our individual and holistic group's unique expertise areas and then utilize these talents to lift you up and help you transform.

     

    We look forward to meeting you and to hopefully help you define your own unique disruption journey as it relates to your personal life, career and/or moving the needle with your business.

     

    ~ Natalie Viglione, Founder

     

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  • THE VIP CREW

    Important Gu-bers to know!

     

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    Natalie Viglione, CLC, CPC, CBC

    Founder/CEO

    AKA: Consulting & Coaching Yogi

    Natalie is an ex-corporate marketing and business development Vice President turned entrepreneur. She's worked with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized and smaller ad agencies, and other professional service organizations. Because of her expansive but focused career, it has allowed her the opportunity to become a creative visionary to help her create something powerful with Team Gu and her Disrupt Now program and podcast. Her over 15 years of hard work in different businesses has helped her create a unique way in helping people and companies become holistically healthy. Natalie has a keen ability to intuitively know what makes companies and humans tick, and always looks at the greatest vision possible. Her strategic guidance includes consulting around business, management and leadership, sales and marketing, and as a Life Guide she helps individuals through strategic life decisions to get to the next level. Her work experience in corporations expands across business management, strategy and implementation of large sales and marketing projects including branding, content, creative direction, complex technology projects, video, and more.

    She is trained and certified as a Life Coach, Professional Coach, and Business Coach and is currently training with a prestigious health and nutrition coaching program.

    Natalie thrives on utilizing science and art in her work combining psychology, sociology, and neuroscience to tap into the necessary growth and evolution of a brand, or a person in their own personal life journey. Her deep passion to helping people and businesses as a whole grow is based on the ethos that disrupting status quo can propel one into the next level.

    She and her team of carefully chosen members work cohesively to build, create and forge new paths with ideas made to stick.

    Some specialties of Natalie include, but is not limited to:

    • Advisory Roles 
    • Workshop & Podcast Creator of Disrupt Now
    • Change Management & Coaching 
    • Marketing & Sales/BusDev Consulting and Implementation 
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    Mark Viglione

    Partner & Chief Video Officer

    AKA: Video Ninja

    Mark is a two-time award-winning Video Editor and Producer that has a deep passion to build things, and that desire is what drove him into the video world. His innovation and creativity in building video through the script-to-delivery process is unique. Mark is a creative through and through and that drives all of his projects. His creative writing/scripting skills breathe life into many formats of video content.

     

    It's not just about editing anymore. Those days are GONE! It's now about having "preditor" skills and being able to build and write stories, as well as understand how things get promoted. Mark builds scripts, can help guide video production from an editing viewpoint, can come up with creative concepts, and more. He edits in Adobe Premier and Avid, and is highly skilled in After Effects, Photoshop, and more.

     

    Personal: Mark is a Lego and comic book lover, a creative writer (has several short novels/comics underway to be published), and is also a furry animal lover. He makes beer, wine, mead and one hell of a good Limoncello (dare he say it's the best anyone can try, we challenge you to ask him about it and try it for yourself. He'll share!)

     

    Read about his awards here and here.

     

    • Video Strategy (Concepts)
    • Script Development
    • Pre-Production (Scriptwriting), Production (Producer & Direction), Post-Production & Audio
    • Promotional Shorts
    • Commercial Videos
    • Production
    • Sizzles/Teasers
    • After Effects (Certified)
    • Photoshop
    • Avid Master 
    • Adobe Premiere
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    Alan Maio

    President, Strategy & Organizational Excellence

    AKA: Strategy Samurai

    Alan Maio has led a distinguished career in the building materials and mining industries, most notably, as a senior manager for two Fortune Global 500 companies. Throughout his career he has been asked to take leadership roles in multiple countries and lead many teams.

     

    Over the years, Alan has gained important insights on leadership, project management, change management, process improvement and performance management. Growing up in a family restaurant business helped him understand at an early age what it takes to run a successful enterprise and helped him find success in the corporate world.

     

    Alan’s journey has come full circle. His experiences run the gamut from managing restaurants to being an executive in the corporate world. Alan is now able to combine his true passions; working in small to large entities, building teams and helping businesses improve organizational and operational efficiency.

     

    Alan received a degree in Civil Engineering and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

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    Andrea Mejia

    Research & Operation Manager

    AKA: Brand Sorceress

    Having been an artist most of her life (an actress by trade), Andrea knows how to harness artistic creation and expression in order to meet individual and business needs.

     

    Taking writing and creation of content seriously, she helps get into the mode of understanding what people want to hear and helps content come to life.

     

    • Strategy & Planning: Branding & Content
    • Campaign Management (email content, blogs, and more)
    • Video: Acting, PA
    • Writing (blogs, email content, and more)
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    Paulina Brusca

    Consultant, Media & Communications

    AKA: Media Bee

    Paulina brings Team Gu experience in public relations, publicity, communications, media relations, video production, media tours, segment development, production, distribution and more.

     

    Paulina has worked with a wide variety of clients in all sectors including consumer, technology, pharmaceutical, beauty, and more! She loves building the buzz and evolving her abilities to match today's ever-changing PR / Influencer / Media work models.

    • Strategy & Planning
    • Media Outreach
    • Influencer Outreach
    • Campaign Management
    • Video: Pre-Production (Script writing), Production (DP, PA), Post
    • Writing (comedy writing, scripts, books, blogs, and more)
  • Gu-Bers At Work!

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    When you find the team that becomes your tribe...

    you've created something that outlasts time.

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1. Invoicing and Payment
a) The payment terms noted in the proposal cannot be altered unless there is a Change of Order written and agreed upon by Team Gu LLC.
b) If Team Gu LLC does not receive payment from a Client, all items built (strategy documents, creative assets, plans, etc.) as laid out in an overarching Scope of Work document that all Clients sign will belong to Team Gu LLC. If Client uses any materials without payment, legal action will pursue as Team Gu LLC will keep and own all proprietary materials as such.
c) Unless otherwise indicated within the proposal, Client will also be billed for Team Gu LLC’s actual costs relating to travel expenses incurred during performance of the services ONLY IF APPLICABLE (and will be discussed and agreed upon and covered by separate agreement). Travel expenses include, but are not limited to airfare, mileage, parking, tolls, lodging, auto rental and meals. Travel expenses will be submitted for reimbursement within 5 days of actual date of expense. Receipts for all reimbursement must be attached.

2. Confidentiality
Each party acknowledges that information provided by either party in connection with this Agreement, may contain confidential and proprietary data, and disclosure of such information may be damaging to the disclosing party. The term “Information” denotes any and all technical and business information disclosed in any manner or form including, but not limited to financial plans and records, marketing plans, business strategies, trade secrets, present and proposed products, computer software programs, source code, relationships with third parties, customer lists, information regarding customers and suppliers, founders, employees, and affiliates. The strategy built for Client will stay with Client, unless Client does not pay then Team Gu LLC will keep IP for all strategy items written.
Both parties agree to hold such Information in confidence, and should the confidentiality be breached by Client, legal action will be taken.

3. Limitation of Warranty and Liability
a) Team Gu LLC makes no warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
b) Neither party shall be liable for any indirect, punitive, exemplary, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of this agreement. Regardless of the form of any claim by either party, remedy is limited to 5 (five) times the amount of payments made by Client to Team Gu LLC under this Agreement.
c) Team Gu LLC can take legal action for Client’s breach of contract against the business, or the individuals that own the business.

4. Ownership
a) Material first produced or created by Team Gu LLC for Client under this Agreement shall belong exclusively to the Client, unless as noted above in #1 (if Client does not pay TEAM GU LLC will keep material ownership). TEAM GU LLC shall also retain ownership of any pre-existing TEAM GU LLC materials identified as or incorporated into a deliverable under this Agreement (as stated in the Proposal/Scope of Work sections). TEAM GU LLC grants to Client a non-exclusive, non-transferable license, at no additional charge, to use such pre-existing materials for Client's internal business purposes only. Access to the pre-existing materials will be restricted to Client's full time employees. TEAM GU LLC has the right to keep websites locked until final payments are made, and will also lock access to all content developed (if CLIENT does not pay as per agreement.) Non-payment by CLIENT will facilitate legal action to take place.
b) TEAM GU LLC shall retain all rights in its proprietary methodologies for delivery and Package Implementation services (“Methodology”) which may be used by TEAM GU LLC and/or provided by TEAM GU LLC to Client during the course of the services. Client acknowledges holding TEAM GU LLC methodologies in confidence in accordance with the Confidentiality clause of this Agreement.

5. Independent Contractor
TEAM GU LLC is an independent contractor and Client shall have no responsibility to provide fringe benefits or to withhold taxes normally withheld from an employee’s pay on behalf of TEAM GU LLC employees. As covered under law, all payments will be made on time, or a stop work order will be released by TEAM GU LLC. We are not required to be held to a certain amount of profits, subscribers, or otherwise that a brand will or will not receive. We cannot be held responsible for lost profits.

6. Solicitation of Employees
Unless otherwise approved in writing, for the term of this Agreement and twelve months beyond, neither party will offer employment to any employee of the other party or contract with, either individually nor through a third party, any current or former employee of the other party who was involved with the services provided under this Agreement.

8. Termination
a) Either party may terminate this Agreement or any Statement of Work Proposal only with thirty (30) days prior written notice to the other party, and all payments will be required to be paid, unless it is for future work to be completed.
The parties shall agree on all work to be completed during such thirty (30) day notice period. The effective date of such termination shall be the end of such (30) day notice period or such later date agreed to by both parties (the "Termination Effective Date") and written notice and formal agreement must be completed by both parties.

7. General
a. Neither party may assign its rights and/or obligations under this Agreement without the other party's prior written consent.
b. This Agreement supersedes all prior written or oral understandings between TEAM GU LLC and Client with respect to the services or materials provided under this agreement.
c. The terms of this Agreement may be modified only by written Change Order or new proposals with new work that would be signed by both parties.
d. Prices and charges under this Agreement are exclusive of all taxes, including state and local use, sales, property and similar taxes.
e. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of New York, and any legal action will be handled by arbitration in Kings County (Brooklyn, New York).

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