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Access to Anyone is the podcast that explores how you can get to know anyone you want to in business and in life using everything from the latest technology to the most time tested principles.


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Access to Anyone is the podcast that explores how you can get to know anyone you want to in business and in life using everything from the latest technology to the most time tested principles.




Navigating Career, Relationships, and Purpose With Dr. Asha Rani

Dr. Asha Rani is a practicing periodontist in New York City and a speaker. Through her years of surgical practice, she has expanded her vision of patient care beyond simple treatment and now encourages a more holistic approach. She implements these ideas as a professor for a training program that teaches implant surgery to dentists in the Dominican Republic. Asha is a writer and published her first book entitled, Who Is She?, which serves as a memoir and self-help book from her lived experiences. In this episode… While lessons can be learned from any individual, there are certain people whose breadth of experience makes them a wealth of knowledge. Listening to their thoughts and encounters can illuminate our own journeys. Dr. Asha Rani has led a full life, working as a speaker, writer, dentist, and professor. Her definition of success and fulfillment has shifted over time, leading her to unique places. She has started using these experiences to help others, including her recent book. So what advice and thoughts does she have to share? In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick talks with Dr. Asha Rani about her life, her insights, and her counsel. They talk about her background in an immigrant family, when she decided to expand her career, and her own inner journey. They also discuss her book, Who Is She?, and why she wrote it.


Simplifying and Enhancing Corporate Systems With David Jenyns

David Jenyns is an entrepreneur, business leader, and Founder of SYSTEMology. The business offers a cloud-based solution that creates, shares, and optimizes business processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs). In his early twenties, David sold the Melbourne Cricket Ground and has since expanded into franchising retail clothing stores and digital agencies. He is also the host of Business Processes Simplified Podcast, where he interviews leading guests in the industry and dives into depth on his own process. In this episode… Every business is built on processes, and countless software systems and services are created to make them better. However, many of them fail to fundamentally change anything within the corporation. The same old processes continue to be hurdles, and often make matters more complicated. So how do you simplify systems in a tangible way? David Jenyns has devoted much of his career to this question. As an entrepreneur, he has felt the same pain points as other leaders and has applied himself to solving the issue. His latest business seeks to simplify and refine the mundane processes that slow down progress. This is how his approach works in action. In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick interviews David Jenyns, the Founder of SYSTEMology, to discuss his insights on simplifying systems. They touch on the misconceptions surrounding systematization, which tools actually lead to improvement, and staying ahead of the curve.


The Five Emotions and How They Affect Us With Rahti Gorfien

Rahti Gorfien is a coach and creative who works with artists, business professionals, and even college students with ADHD. Her background as a writer, actor, and standup comic helps her connect and strategize with other creatives. With her experience and thorough education, she has condensed much of her advice into her book: The Five Emotions That Stop Success in Coaches, Clients, and Creatives: Overcoming Personal Obstacles of the Mind. In this episode… Although many people are reluctant to admit it, emotions are the most powerful entity in our lives. They can serve as a great motivator, a great obstacle and everything in between. For many, it can be difficult to understand and regulate these emotions. When properly channeled, they can serve as the key to long-term success. Rahti Gorfien has experienced struggles and triumphs as she pursued her career. As a creative, she has a particular focus on others who are looking to succeed in such a competitive space. She has compiled her insights and education into a book that covers five key emotions that have tremendous control over our lives. So how does it all work? In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick converses with Rahti Gorfien about her book and what people need to know about the five emotions. She breaks down the five emotions, how they relate to us, and how to work through them in a healthy way. They also discuss her background and how she found her calling to do what she does now.


Understanding How Stress Affects Performance in Business with Elle Ingalls

Elle Ingalls is an experienced coach and speaker, and works closely with professionals, business owners, executives, and students on how to improve and de-stress. She is a highly-trained violinist who uses her stress response techniques from her performances to influence her coaching. Elle has been speaking and training for over twenty years and was recently added to the Vistage roster. Before her focus on coaching, she spent her career marketing and directing multiple orchestras and music centers. In this episode… The majority of people are ruled by stress, whether or not they would admit it. Much of modern society runs on tight rules and systems, especially in business. Those who thrive in the corporate world have to overcome incredible amounts of stress and adversity to get where they are. However, the effects of that stress can run deeper than many first realize. Elle Ingalls is a high-performance coach who pushes past well-worn advice and directs her focus on the fight/flight response. There are myriad biological factors that can both hinder and enhance performance if understood correctly. So what does this look like practically? In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Elle Ingalls to talk about stress and how it relates to professionals. They talk about the biological response, how to regulate it, and how it tangibly leads to greater overall performance. They also talk about Elle’s own life and how she learned these lessons for herself.


Coaching Through Honesty and Authenticity With Paul Glover

For over 30 years, Paul Glover has served as a coach and corporate speaker. He works with leaders in organizations generating between $20 million to $1 billion, helping them create a workplace legacy. Alongside his coaching and speaking, Paul is a member of the Ewing Executive Management Team and the Forbes Coaches Council. He started his career as a labor and employment lawyer in Chicago. In this episode… Coaches are a controversial subject in the corporate world. When finding the right person, they can drastically challenge and improve a business. Finding the wrong coach can waste time, resources, and passion. There are several characteristics of a quality coach, but none are as important as honesty. Paul Glover has established his brand on candor and authenticity. Describing himself as the No B.S. Coach, he has worked with many businesses and has steered them in the right direction over the course of a year. So what are his insights? In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Paul Glover to break down his approach to honesty and directness in leadership. They touch on Paul’s story of success, his incredible challenges and how they led him to start his consultancy. They discuss the value of honesty in the workplace, fostering a great leadership structure, and how he coaches leaders.


Methods and Mindsets for Entrepreneurial Success With Darnyelle Harmon

Dr. Darnyelle Harmon is an executive coach, professional speaker, and business strategist. She primarily works with six-figure entrepreneurs to transform them into CEOs who move and make millions. Her early career included a stint as the Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship and the Pink Cadillac Executive Sales Director at Mary Kay Inc. In her book, Move to Millions, Darnyell shares her story and techniques to help other owners overcome the challenges facing small businesses. In this episode… Finding success on a personal and business level is a daunting task. There is a never-ending supply of influencers and coaches with secrets and tips for ultimate wealth. While they might be helpful, they often promise overnight success without confronting everyday realities. This is not the case for Darnyelle Harmon. Darnyelle’s story is filled with issues, hurdles, and even tragedy. Her success did not come from grueling work but from aligning her goals and staying focused. This framework has worked for her career and personal life, and now she offers some of her insights to you. In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick has an illuminating conversation with Darnyelle Harmon on her advice for sustained success. They touch on her winding story, how she wrote her “ about the common myths on how to achieve wealth.


Dispelling the Common Narratives of Parenthood With James Williams

James Williams is a coach focused on supporting leaders and teams to serve without self-sacrifice. He has service-based companies to teach their communities, their teams, and leaders. Prior to becoming a full-time coach, he had a 12-year career in live television as a visual effects artist. Along with his coaching, James has supported his wife and her team in building a 7-figure coaching and lifestyle business called I Heart My Life. In this episode… Being a new parent is a blessing but it comes with considerable responsibility. It is difficult to prepare for the challenges of parenthood, leading many fathers and mothers to feel lost. The result is a series of narratives that attempt to categorize and brace parents for what is to come. Some of these are helpful, but many are not. So what should you believe when stepping into that role? In this special episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick pivots from business to discuss parental thought leadership with James Williams, an experienced coach and consultant. The two dive deep into the common narratives of parenthood, which ones can hinder rather than help, and how to be the best parent you can be. They also touch on their personal experiences as fathers and how it applies to their lives and careers.


From the Archives: How Suzanne Kingsbury Uses Her Talents To Inspire a New Generation of Writers

For over 20 years, Suzanne Kingsbury, author and Founder of Gateless Writing, has been a tour de force in the literary and publishing industry. Her literary arts organization, Gateless Writing, is a mentoring program that gives her full autonomy to work with emerging writers, including women, people of color, and disenfranchised voices. Gateless writing offers writing retreats, one-on-one intensive training, and leadership training. Suzanne’s work, along with some of her writers, has been featured in Ms., O, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, the L.A. Times, and more. In this episode… As a creative, feeling successful often comes from monetary rewards and publications on a grand scale. But what happens when that success unexpectedly comes to a halt? Do you retreat? Or do you continue to fight? For Suzanne Kingsbury, a creative writer and published author, giving up was not an option. However, desperation played a huge factor in her entrepreneurial endeavor. So what was the driving force behind her current success, which has been thriving for over 18 years? This week, we return to a popular episode of Access to Anyone, where host Michael Roderick sits down with Suzanne Kingsbury, author and the Founder of Gateless Writing, to discuss her literary arts organization. Suzanne talks about the origin of Gateless Writing, her methodology of teaching and charging for services, the lack of support creatives face, and more.


From the Archives: Unfollowing Your Passion and Finding Your Path With Terri Trespicio

Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor. She works directly with entrepreneurs and business owners to develop their brand messaging, working with companies such as Wells Fargo Advisors, Baird Financial, and Northwestern Mutual. Terri is also a stand-up comic and performed a popular TEDx talk. Similarly, she has brought her knowledge to several speaking engagements, even being featured on popular shows like The Martha Stewart Show and Today. In this episode… When receiving advice on where to take their life, many people have been told to “follow their passion.” While this can be helpful for some, this vague encouragement can be a nonstarter. The saying is predicated on an ideal that is not always realistic or even desirable in the long run. What if there was a better way to find purpose and success? Terri Trespicio is a speaker, advisor, and writer who has thoroughly explored this concept throughout her career. Her perspective on thriving in business is different from many but might be what someone needs to find their way. In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick is joined by Terri Trespicio to discuss her novel and her view on navigating the business world. They dissect the idea of passions, why this advice can be misleading, and how to find fulfillment outside of that framework. The two then go into the challenges of relationship building, knowing when to say no, and becoming more than a service provider.


Marketing and Networking in the Research Industry With Jessica Josset

Jessica Josset is the President of Fieldwork’s Dallas division, a business providing focus group facilities, quality recruitment, and global project management for the market research industry. She has been with the company for more than 24 years, starting as a project manager. Her time with them has honed her skills in communication, management, and research. In this episode… The research industry is unique. Not only does it require a peculiar breadth of experience in many fields, but it is almost entirely predicated on reliability. This means that networking is crucial, in order to establish a trustworthy brand that businesses will come back to time and time again. It is far from easy, but fortunately, many have gone before and know how to succeed within the space. In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick has an insightful conversation with Jessica Josset, the President of the Dallas branch of Fieldwork, to talk about her perspective in the research industry. They discuss relationship-building, leadership, and how the company has maintained consistency. The two also touch on the future of the field and how Jessica has worked with the business over the years.


Finding Purpose, Power, and Peace With Dr. Dwayne Jenkins

Dr. Dwayne Jenkins is a cancer surgeon and mindset coach. He is a Partner and GYN Oncology Specialist at the Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute. In his coaching, he helps clients harness the power of meditation and self-acceptance. He runs a blog, offers one-on-one coaching, and produces a podcast entitled Words of Love with DrDwayne. In this episode… Advice and coaching for personal lives can often feel isolated and ignorant of a patient’s career. Similarly, career advice can ignore the personal lives of people, leading to ineffective and unhelpful solutions. The best coaches are aware of both realities, and help people find harmony in themselves and integrate inspiration into their lives. Dr. Dwayne Jenkins has made some of these lofty goals his ambition, expanding his career beyond his work as a cancer surgeon. Now, he helps people through coaching, podcasts, and his own community. What can you glean from his insights? In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick is joined by Dr. Dwayne Jenkins to discuss ways you can improve your personal and professional life. They talk through Dr. Jenkins’ life and the invaluable lessons he learned about himself that he now imparts to others. They also discuss avoiding burnout, managing relationships, and balancing emotions within a career.


A Healthier Diet for Entrepreneurs, by an Entrepreneur With Angelique Santana

Angelique Santana is a speaker, success coach, plant-based chef, and author. In 2014, she started her business Eat With Angelique, a private chef service for successful entrepreneurs and families. She has applied her 20+ years of hospitality experience and her passion for better food to serve her clients and drive her career. Along with her consistent speaking engagements, Angelique wrote her book Food Is Love, where she tells her culinary story and provides delicious vegan recipes. In this episode… The common expression says, “You are what you eat.” While most people agree with the underlying concept, the reality is much different. The United States struggles with obesity, surrounded by poor food choices and habits. This is further compounded by a never-ending supply of dietary advice, much of which is contradictory. So where should someone even start? While every dietary journey is different, Angelique Santana found her culinary freedom in raw foods and a vegan diet. She has translated her experience into a cookbook and a service for families and entrepreneurs. Now, she is eager to share her journey with you. In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick talks with Angelique Santana about her culinary story and her entrepreneurial advice. They start with her time in fitness and hospitality before she found her current passion. They touch on how she started her business, how she found support, and how she now helps other entrepreneurs with their health.


How To Start and Continue Writing With Jason Ridler

Jason Ridler is a writer, educator, historian, and expert on unconventional warfare and cold war strategy. He is a Teaching Fellow at John Hopkins and the Official Writing Instructor at Google. He primarily works as an education specialist and workshop leader, leading courses for organizations like Octave, Norwich University Peninsula Bridge, Honors Pathway, and the US Naval War College. Jason has also written more than 15 novels and has written articles for Diplomacy and Statecraft, Small Wars and Insurgencies, and Defense and Security Analysis. In this episode… Many people have a passion for writing, but they know how difficult it can be. Even as a hobby, discouragement and obstacles seem inevitable, hindering the creative process. Any forward progress can feel impossible when everything seems to be in opposition. However, this doesn’t have to be the end. Jason Ridler is a prolific writer and educator, running many courses for established organizations and businesses. His own struggles of writing and finding success have led him to help others with his experience. It is far from easy, but it is possible, and here is what you need to know. Michael Roderick takes the time to interview Jason Ridler, an author and Teaching Fellow at John Hopkins University, to discuss the writing process and how to keep going. They break down the common hurdles of writing, how to keep your motivation, and dealing with rejection. The two also discuss networking and how to find the right audience for your writing.


The Keys to Networking and Building Relationships With Adam Connors

Adam Connors is the Founder of NetWorkWise, a company that accelerates businesses and promotes personal growth through relationship-building training. In the past, he served as the Managing Director for GWG Holdings, Walker Preston, and Simia Capital. Adam also works as a mentor, social architect, and a speaker. He is skilled in raising capital and building businesses across a plethora of industries. In this episode… Networking is one of the trickiest aspects of expanding and strengthening a business. Most people acknowledge the need for a rich network, but fewer know how to do it. Current advice on the subject can be clinical and ineffective. After all, the root of networking is personal connection and relationship building. Adam Connors spent a long career working with several leading businesses and became a trusted leader. After taking a step back, he realized he had a talent for creating and fostering businesses. That’s when he decided to start his own company and help others with their networks. In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Adam Connors, the Founder of NetWorkWise, to discuss tips and tricks for building better relationships. They break down how Adam helps corporations, key habits to implement when connecting with others, and advice for B2B networking. The two also go through Adam’s own lessons and how he applies his own advice throughout his career.


Finding the Right Support To Deal with Trauma With Nick Prefontaine

Nick Prefontaine is the Founder and CEO of Common Goal, a company whose mission is to provide others with the tools and resources that inspire and lead them to their goals. He is an Amazon best-selling author of The New Rules of Real Estate and the co-host of Not Just a Transaction podcast, where he talks about creative options for purchasing and selling a home. Nick is a speaker on The Big Talk Podcast, where he discusses facing challenges and adversity. In this episode… Getting through difficult times can be incredibly lonely. A mixture of societal pressure, external barriers, and personal issues can make the process of recovery more difficult than it has to be. Many people are looking for help to deal with their experiences but have no idea where to start. As someone who went through his own traumatic event, Nick Prefontaine has redirected his career to help others deal with similar experiences. His program, Common Goal, has managed to reach people from a plethora of backgrounds, giving them steps to take toward improvement. So how does he help his clients and what should people know to get started? In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick invites Nick Prefontaine, the Founder and CEO of Common Goal, back onto the podcast to talk about finding support for trauma. They discuss Nick’s skiing incident, what he learned from his recovery, and how he applies those same lessons to help others. The two also break down how to encourage others to get the help they need.


How To Improve Your Company’s Surveys With Dr. Matthew Champagne

Dr. Matthew Champagne is a researcher, university professor, and entrepreneur. Since 1998, he has advised more than 600 companies and organizations on how to increase engagement and response rates through better surveys. Dr. Champagne currently works with the U.S. Department of Energy, Embedded Assessments, and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), to name a few. His work is guided by more than 20 years of research and has been applied across nearly every industry. In this episode… Surveys are a crucial tool for most businesses and organizations. Everyone wants more data that can inform decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and reveal weaknesses. However, the standard survey is ineffective and unappealing. The problem isn’t the use of surveys, but the way they are designed. Customers want to give feedback, and now, you can offer a better way for them to give it. Dr. Matthew Champagne has spent more than two decades in research, specializing in how assessments and surveys are used. His insights have changed the way surveys are used today. Now he shares some of his knowledge on the subject. In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick speaks with Dr. Matthew Champagne about surveys and how to do them the right way. They touch on his extensive background, how he changed college assessments, and his research. The two also discuss market research, poorly designed surveys, and increasing customer satisfaction.


Creating Demand and Making a Way With Kronda Adair

Kronda Adair is a WordPress developer turned digital marketer, and is the CEO of Karvel Digital. At age 34, she became a programmer and spent the next five years getting a degree in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of Portland. She spent the past six years studying marketing with key mentors in the industry and helping business owners out of poor technology decisions. In the past, Kronda has worked as a web developer, a co-lead on a technology project, and a project manager. In this episode… All businesses deal with client acquisition, but this process isn’t the same for everyone. Marketing and automation companies are faced with the difficult task of drumming up interest or exposing needs to their potential clients. While it can be an uphill battle, there are creative ways to build your agency. Kronda Adair set out with the intention of starting her own business. With her experience in WordPress, she created an automation and marketing tool that could free time and increase sales for other companies. So how did she grow and improve her agency along the way? In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick is joined by Kronda Adair, the CEO of Karvel Digital, to talk about how she created demand for her company. The two talk about managing prices, dealing with troublesome clients, showing needs to the client, and how Karvel Digital helps their clients succeed.


How To Coach and Be Coached With Kristoffer Carter of Epic Leadership

Kristoffer Carter is the CEO and Founder of Epic Leadership, a training organization for conscious leadership and daily meditation. He has coached and taught meditation since 2015 and was recently named to the Board of Directors for Yoga Alliance. Kristoffer also works as a keynote speaker and author. His latest book, Permission to Glow — A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership, was featured in Men’s Health, SUCCESS Magazine, NBC, CBS, and ABC morning news programs. In this episode… Being coached is a skill in itself. A lot goes into how to coach others and be respected as a coach. While this is crucial for passing on knowledge and experience, there is the overlooked ability to receive that mentorship. Any successful entrepreneur or executive should ultimately learn both sides of the equation: continuously growing while sharing your growth with others. So, how do you improve in both areas? In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick talks with Kristoffer Carter about coaching, meditation, and connecting people. They discuss Kristoffer’s introduction to living with purpose and how it ties into his mentoring style. The two also touch on relationship building, helping others succeed, and how to curate potential mentees.


The Effective Approach to Copywriting and Email Marketing With Rob Fortier

Rob Fortier is a copywriter and email list manager focusing on increasing open rates and sales for businesses. He is an established writer and co-author of Pushing the Envelope: The Small Greeting Card Manufacturer’s Guide to Working with Sales Reps as well as Showtime! The Greeting Card and Gift Company’s Guide to Trade Show Success. Rob spent over a decade as the Owner and Creative Director of a greeting card company. In this episode… Email marketing is a basic component of most marketing campaigns, but are you using the format to its fullest potential? Emailing and copywriting deserve the same refinement as any other branch of business. More importantly, they are relatively low cost for their efficiency. The difficult part comes with standing out from the competition and finding a way to sell without fatiguing the potential customer. This level of marketing takes time to understand and can be expedited with the right kind of help. In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick talks with Rob Fortier about copywriting, emailing, and how he coaches businesses. They start with Rob’s own career and how he found his passion after leaving his career in theater. The two then discuss relationship building, following through on customer interest, and the limitations of the launch model.


How to Incorporate Powerful Video Marketing With Lou Bortone

Lou Bortone is a video marketing strategist, a small business marketing consultant, and a frequent keynote speaker. With more than 20 years in the entertainment industry, he is highly knowledgeable about creating content and what businesses want. Lou’s consultancy and speaking engagements center around loyalty and how it can be used to help companies break through. This approach, combined with his use of video marketing, has made him a unique figure in the marketing industry. In this episode… It is nearly impossible to have a successful business in the modern age without some form of video marketing. The problem is not all videos are made the same. It can be easy to pour your budget into video marketing but have it result in little to no engagement. So how do you take that aspect of your marketing to the next level? Lou Bortone is a video marketer with a long and extensive career in media. He has developed his organic and honest style for video marketing and now helps others find their right approach. In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with Lou Bortone about video marketing. The two talk about how Lou entered the industry and what he has learned during his career. They break down how to build relationships, how to work with the algorithm, and how consistently you should post.