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This is the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, with host Rich Goldstein. Listen in each week as Richard features top leaders and the path they took to create change.

This is the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, with host Rich Goldstein. Listen in each week as Richard features top leaders and the path they took to create change.


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This is the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, with host Rich Goldstein. Listen in each week as Richard features top leaders and the path they took to create change.




Is It Possible to Grow Your Business to Death? With Joe DeMaria

Joe DeMaria is the Founder of Teach To Scale and Chief Learning Officer at Academy Builders. He helps coaches, consultants, and peak performers create online courses and group coaching programs to increase their impact, expand their product offerings, and create new pillars of revenue in their businesses. Joe began his internet marketing career in 2011, and after several unsuccessful attempts at developing his own online course, he developed "Dynamic Ascension Training," an 80/20 teaching...


The Anatomy of an Idea

Mike Calhoun is the Founder and CEO of Board of Advisors, a community for founders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, marketers, e-commerce moguls, business developers, and high-level decision-makers. True to Mike’s mission, Board of Advisors is made up of people dedicated to helping each other elevate their success. Mike is also an advisor, owner, and investor in multiple companies. He has worked with numerous products, platforms, and services from the US to Australia, creating successful,...


How to Push Through Setbacks and Discouragements to Become Successful

Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco is a performance coach, dynamic public speaker, tech visionary, and thought leader. He is the Co-founder of Blooprinted, a step-by-step system to sell your vertical market. He is the author of ROCKET FUEL: Convert Setbacks, Become Unstoppable and the host of the podcast, What Are You Made Of? Mike has been doing sales for over 20 years and was featured by Yahoo! Finance as one of the Top Business Leaders to Follow in 2020. He is consumed with the passion to help...


Investment Banking and Creating a Valuable Business

Zane Tarence is an investment banker and a Partner and Managing Director at Founders Advisors. Over the past 20 years, he has led and completed more than 87 technology deals and knows exactly what can make a deal happen and what can cause it to fail. Zane created and sold two tech businesses of his own to publicly-traded companies, which helped him understand the ingredients necessary to close an exceptional deal. He is a renowned speaker and board member for numerous companies and...


The Role Intellectual Property Can Play in an Exit

Tracy Hazzard is the Co-founder of Hazz Design, a strategic consulting firm, and the CEO and Co-founder of Podetize, a podcasting platform used by over 550 podcasts with over 37,000 episodes to date. With her husband Tom Hazzard, they have launched over 250 products that have earned over $2 billion in retail sales and obtained over 37 patents. In addition to being an acclaimed product designer, Tracy is a fantastic speaker who speaks about innovation and intellectual property on stages...


How To Create the Right Business Partnership

Kris Dehnert is the CEO and a Partner at Dugout Mugs. He helped to grow the simple concept of a baseball-bat-turned-beer-mug into a worldwide phenomenon. The mugs have been featured in major publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and have appeared on more than 27 TV news segments. Dugout Mugs has made custom mugs for brands like Budweiser, Molson, Coors, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. Their products are sold in all 30 major league baseball stadiums, all 50...


Innovating in the Gig Economy

Aaron Hageman is the CEO of Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI), a third-party human resources and driver management firm. Specializing in the last mile of delivery and operating as part of the gig economy, they’re going to make over 100 million deliveries including 10 million meals this year alone. They also project that they're going to onboard and approve more than 300,000 drivers compared to just about 20,000 a few years ago. Aaron's been an entrepreneur for 25 years, and he uses this...


Understanding Credit Scores with Rondi Lambeth

Rondi Lambeth is the CEO and Founder of Fortress Credit Pro, one of the leading credit repair companies in the country. Known as America's Credit Expert, he is also an award-winning TV and radio show host, a best-selling author, and has been seen on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, and NBC. He has spoken in front of tens of thousands of people on stages all across the world, including Harvard. Rondi is also the Host of the School of Wealth podcast and Founder of Fortress University. He is a military...


Building Personal Brands

Maresa Friedman is an executive turned entrepreneur and strategist. She is the Founder of The Executive Cat Herder, a firm that specializes in building strategies around branding, growth, and operations for solopreneurs and businesses. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Maresa worked in high-level positions at some of the most prestigious companies in the world. Now, she serves as a fractional strategist to global brands and provides operational oversight for newly funded startups or companies...


The Miracle of Intellectual Property (IP)

JiNan Glasgow George is an intellectual property (IP) attorney. She is also a storied congressional advisor, Forbes contributor, valuation accelerator, and published author. JiNan has been recognized worldwide for her expertise in intellectual property. She has spoken internationally before the United Nations and at international IP conferences in India, Italy, France, and more. She also created a software platform called Patent Forecast that provides IP-related analytics tools. Her book,...


Innovating to Create Real Value

Chad McAllister is the Founder of Product Mastery Now, a company that helps organizations develop innovative products that customers love. He is also the host of the Product Mastery Now Podcast, previously called The Everyday Innovator, which is among Inc. Magazine's 10 best podcasts for innovators. Chad is the author of Turning Ideas into Market-Winning Products: What You Need to Know to be a Product Developer, Manager, and Innovator. In this episode… You can source a new product idea...


Building an Authentic Brand with Brian Smith

Brian Smith is the Founder of UGG Australia, a brand that started from humble beginnings and went on to become a multibillion-dollar global icon. Since then, Brian has become one of the most sought-after speakers and business leaders in the country. In addition to publishing books and publications, he presents on topics such as team building, company culture, and growth challenges both through the lens of his vast experience and the school of hard knocks that he experienced while growing up....


Innovation Stories and Marketing Strategies with Giles Lury

Giles Lury is a Senior Director at The Value Engineers, a marketing strategy consultancy. He has over 30 years of experience in the business and is known for his creative spark, storytelling, and ability to constructively challenge conventional thinking. Giles is also the author of eight books on marketing, including four storybooks in which he relates short marketing tales that each revolve around a lesson. He is a regular contributor to The Marketing Society and MediaCat. In this...


The Power of Taking Action with Greg Reid

Greg Reid is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and the Founder of Secret Knock, an event that focuses on partnership, networking, and business development where he has featured billionaires, celebrities, presidents, inventors, and Oscar winners. Over the past 25 years, he has inspired millions of people to step into their greatness. Greg is also a filmmaker and produced the film Wish Man, which tells the story of the Make-A-Wish Foundation creator. He has also published, co-authored,...


Hacking Joint Ventures with Glen Ledwell

Glen Ledwell is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-founder and CEO of Mind Movies, a dynamic company focused on helping people achieve their goals through the Law of Attraction. In the first three years of Mind Movies’ inception, Glen took the company from $0 to $6 million solely through joint ventures. To date, he has generated an excess of $60 million online, with $30 million of that total sourced purely from joint ventures. Glen has a diverse background. He is the Founder of Flight Club...


What To Know About Ecom as We Enter 2022

Caulen Foster is an e-commerce marketing expert. He is the Co-founder and President of BrainPower and is an expert in bringing Amazon sellers over to the Shopify platform. His firm helps Amazon brand owners leverage the power of paid media, email, direct response copywriting, conversion rate optimization, and digital infrastructure to create effective omnichannel marketing strategies. In this episode… E-commerce is an excellend channel for bringing in more customers and driving sales. In...


The Right Product Ideation and Development Path for Entrepreneurs with Kevin Mako

Kevin Mako is the Founder and President of MAKO Design + Invent, a product design firm that takes physical products from the idea stage all the way to store shelves. Kevin is also the host of The Product Startup Podcast, which is the number one podcast of the hardware product development industry. Kevin is an international keynote speaker, the Founder of The Generation Fund, a registered charity for Canada’s top high school students, and a Mentor for Ryerson Innovation. In this...


Developing SaaS Platforms and Products That Provide Solutions with Mitch Russo

Mitch Russo is the CEO of MindfulGuidance. He built one of the earliest and most successful software enterprises in the 1980s, which he sold to Sage and ran as COO with a team of more than 300 people. Since then, he has dedicated himself to helping numerous entrepreneurs grow their businesses in addition to founding several successful ventures of his own. Among his successes is his partnership with Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes, Business Breakthroughs International. Together, they created a...


The Challenges of Working Without a Patent Attorney

Curtis Johnson is the President of ManageByStats, a company that helps Amazon sellers expand their businesses. ManageByStats provides companies with an innovative set of software tools that helps them get more reviews, view their profits, get access to customers' databases, and improve seller feedback. Danan Coleman is the VP of Media & Events at ManageByStats and the CEO of Danan Enterprises, Inc. He has over 10 years of experience doing sales and started his own venture in 2011. Danan...


How to Leverage Branding to Increase Your Company’s Value

Rey Perez is a personal branding expert and the Global Branding Expert at Brand in 2 Days, an exclusive done-for-you personal branding and marketing event. Rey is also a Global Branding Expert at AMP Productions and created, the ultimate platform for entrepreneurs, professionals, companies, and organizations that want to connect their brand with a much larger audience. Rey is a best-selling author, award-winning speaker, podcast host, elite business coach, and philanthropist...