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Episode 96: Unconventional is Not Just a Buzzword -- It's a Way of Life, with Brian Scudamore

Brian Scudamore is a serial entrepreneur and passionate people-person. Known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Brian started out as a scrappy kid in Vancouver, BC, with ambition and a big idea. Since then, he’s adapted the success of his first company to launch three additional brands in the painting, moving, and home-detailing industries, with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. Together, Brian’s companies form O2E Brands, a...


Episode 95: How Fun Breeds Success, with Kris Kaplan

When organizations need to Kickstart Clarity, they call on Kris Kaplan for assistance. He is the Common Everyday Overachiever at K2 - a company he founded that KickStarts Clarity for organizations and their people to become better versions of themselves. Kris Kaplan is a firm believer that if you’re not having fun at what you do, maybe you’re doing it wrong. After 20+ years of being an entrepreneur who built a company from 0-8 figures, Kris decided it was time to guide others. Following...


Episode 94: People Focused Culture, with Paul Spiegelman

Paul Spiegelman is the co-founder of the Small Giants Community, a peer-group of purpose-driven business leaders. He is the former chief culture officer of Stericycle, the co-founder and former CEO of BerylHealth and the founder and chairman of The Beryl Institute. Paul is a New York Times best-selling author and has been honored with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Paul is a sought-after speaker and author on leadership, employee engagement, entrepreneurship, culture,...


Episode 93: Think Like a Customer When Hoping to Grow Sales, with Jerry Acuff

Jerry is the CEO and founder of DELTA POINT in Scottsdale, Arizona and is a Graduate of The Virginia Military Institute. Delta Point works with sales and marketing leaders to implement innovative ways to sell and market in today’s crowded marketplace. Their client list includes 15 of the top 100 companies in the world. Jerry spent his career in the Pharmaceutical business and was Vice President and General Manager of Hoechst- Roussel Pharmaceuticals. In his twenty-year career, there he...


Episode 92: The Value of VICTORY in Business, with Larry Broughton

Larry Broughton brings a vast amount of business experience to the table. As is an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO, bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and former Special Forces Operator, he has much to share as he talks about his experiences in business and some of the key concepts in his book, "VICTORY: 7 Revolutionary Strategies to Launch Your Business, Elevate Your Impact and Transform Your Life." He is the Founder & CEO of broughtonHOTELS, a leader in the...


Episode 91: Don’t Let Fear Keep You From Learning From a Great Mentor, with Don Yaeger

Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. He began his career at the San Antonio Light in Texas, and also worked at the Dallas Morning News and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville before going to work for Sports Illustrated. As an author, Don has written books with, among others, Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, UCLA...


Episode 90: Building Better Leaders, with Chad Littlefield and Will Wise

Chad Littlefield, M.Ed. and Will Wise, M.Ed. are the co–founders of We!™, a consulting practice where leaders call when a lack of trust is getting in the way of results in their organization. Chad is the author of "The Pocket Guide to Facilitating Human Connections." Leaders call Chad when a lack of trust is getting in the way of results at their organization. His passion and energy for connecting people becomes immediately apparent when working with him. Chad has worked as an instructor...


Episode 89: Make Fun a Part of Workplace Culture, with Nick Gianoulis

Nick Gianoulis is the “The Godfather of Fun.” More than a decade ago, Nick founded The Fun Dept. He was inspired to start the company after experiencing firsthand the enhanced business results of fun during his 20-year corporate management tenure with a company that embraced a “work hard, play hard” culture. He is the co-author of "Playing it Forward" and is recognized as the leading authority in implementing workplace fun. His company has been featured on CNN, BBC News, Washington Post,...


Episode 88: Setting Goals and Living Your Best Life, with Jack Daly

Jack Daly is an experienced and inspirational sales trainer and sales coaching expert who inspires audiences to take action in the areas of sales management, corporate culture, and sales training. He brings 30 plus years of field-proven experience from a starting base with CPA firm Arthur Andersen to the CEO level of several national companies. Jack is a proven CEO/Entrepreneur, having built 6 companies into national firms, two of which he has subsequently sold to the Wall Street firms of...


Episode 87: The Value of Strong Personal Branding, with Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray is a four-time entrepreneur, best-selling author, global speaker, and producer. He is Editor & Founder of Smart Hustle Magazine, and his third book is Amazon.com best seller “Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing.” Ramon has been invited as an expert witness to Congress, invited by the Office of the President of the United States to speak at the White House, and produced many events including the "Smart Hustle Small Business Conference," "Small Business Summit," "Small...


Episode 86: New Trends in Digital Marketing, with Michael Sabat

Michael Sabat has worked in the messaging space for a decade. He started working with SMS campaigns in 2008 at Mobile Commons. He was the first account manager and helped hundreds of organizations launch thousands of SMS campaigns. Recently he started @Mssg (At Message), which is a platform that helps digital directors and digital marketers use Facebook Messenger for marketing and communications outcomes. Michael believes that messaging is the marketing and communications channel for...


Episode 85: The Importance of Sales, with Charles Bernard

Charles Bernard, founder and CEO of Criteria for Success, Inc., helps CEOs bridge the gap between their vision for their company and their bottom line. Charles applies over 20 years of experience in direct sales, sales management, recruiting, and training to his growing consulting practice. As a Senior Account Executive for General Electric, he was the top revenue producer in his division. He then founded the IBM DB2 software development consulting firm, Atlantis Vision Ltd, and later was...


Episode 84: Emerging Trends in Corporate Online Education, with Jon Tota

Jon Tota is a pioneer in online education for corporate training. Jon began his career on Wall Street in sales and technology at PaineWebber and UBS. After several years as a business analyst and consultant to some of the largest financial services firms, Jon co-founded Edulence to deliver the industry's best digital knowledge to a global audience of financial advisors. Edulence’s platform Knowledgelink has become a leader in cloud-based content distribution, powering many of the largest...


Episode 83: How Entrepreneurs Can Take Advantage of the Resurgence of Voice, with Stephen Woessner

Stephen Woessner is the CEO of Predictive ROI and the host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of three bestselling books including the Amazon Bestseller Profitable Podcasting. He is also a speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media. What you'll learn about in this episode: The importance of having good values, such as gratitude and humblenessWhy you should hold...


Episode 82: Yes, You Can Have It All, with Misty Lown

Misty Lown is the founder president and energized force behind More Than Just Great Dancing™ - A licensed dance studio affiliation program that has a positive impact on over 75,000 dance students around the globe each week. She is also the founder of MoreThanDancers.com, an online lifestyle magazine for young people that has over 35,000 visitors each month. Her dance studio, Misty's Dance Unlimited founded, in 1998 and named a "Top 50 Studios in the Nation" by Dance Spirit Magazine has...


Episode 81: The Most Important Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs, with Anekia Boatwright-McGhee

Anekia Boatwright-McGhee is the founder and president of Rebecca Padgett School of Performing Arts. Her professional achievements include giving back to the community on a large scale, despite being a small business owner. McGhee is very passionate about grassroots charitable giving. Her studio, Rebecca Padgett School of Performing Arts, was founded in 2002 in Savannah, Georgia. Since then, the school has seen thousands of youth. McGhee works hard to instill her value of faith,...


Episode 80: Successful Marketing and Branding for Businesses, with Mario Natarelli

Mario is a trusted advisor to executives and their companies looking to leverage their most important asset — their brand. By first being able to uniquely understand a brand’s true challenges and untapped potential, then through deliberate and extensive analysis, he has helped major fortune 500 companies and even entire countries tangibly transform, align their cultures and deliver unprecedented growth and value. Trained as an architect early in his career, Mario uses these fundamentals...


Episode 79: Implementation Has Everything to Do with Personal and Professional Success, with Robyn Crane

Business Growth Expert, Robyn Crane is known for hosting the TV show, The Financial G-Spot, the radio show, Let’s Talk Money, and is a 4-Time #1 Best Selling Author. In her latest book, Make More Money, Help More People, Robyn shares empowering stories of women entrepreneurs in her FEMM Mentorship who have doubled or tripled their income. She also reveals the unknown success strategies that helped her go from making $500 a year to $500,000 a year in her coaching business—in just 2 years!....


Episode 78: Starting and Growing a Business, with Pia Silva

Entrepreneur, speaker, and author Pia Silva is a partner and brand strategist at Worstofall Design where they build “Badass Brands without the BS” for 1-3 person service businesses in 1-3 day intensives. She is also a Forbes contributor and author of Badass Your Brand: The Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit. What you’ll learn about in this episode: Ways to Contact Pia: @PiaLovesYourBizworstofalldesign.com


Episode 77: Do Nothing To Find Clarity, with Rob Dube

Rob Dube was fresh out of Albion College in 1991 when he and his lifelong friend, Joel Pearlman, founded imageOne, and he was more than ready for the role of co-owner and President. In fact, he had practically spent his whole life preparing for the day. Rob’s journey began in ninth grade when he and Joel launched their first business – selling blow pop candy out of their school lockers. From blow pops they moved on to other endeavors, such as selling t-shirts and detailing cars. Rob and...