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Ep. 135 – How To Craft A Story The Press Will Care About, with Lindsey Walker

Survivor of Stage IV cancer, a product of Jackson State University, Lidsey is the Founder of Walker + Associates Media Group. Working with brands such as 135th Street Agency, BET and securing press in today's top tier publications, TV Networks and more, Lindsey has established herself as an expert in the world of PR, branding and entrepreneurship. Show Notes Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture. Allen Ginsberg Ever wondered why some people are seemingly always present...


Ep. 134 – Running a Successful Podcast Production Company, with Darrell Darnell

Darrell started podcasting in 2008 and has been consulting and producing podcasts for other podcasters since 2012. In 2014 Darrell established Pro Podcast Solutions as a full-service company to help podcasters with production, voiceovers, custom artwork, show notes, publishing, and more. Show Notes "Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better." - Jim Rohn Thinking of starting a podcast production company? This episode...


Ep. 133 – Mastermind Your Way to Success, with Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker is a veteran entrepreneur. Having started over a dozen businesses during his four decade journey has been pretty awesome. Beginning at 18 years old and selling to a Fortune 500 company just nine years later set Aaron on an adventure of a lifetime. Show Notes "None of us is as smart as all of us." --Ken Blanchard It is a fact! Participants in Mastermind groups get stuff done, overcome obstacles, and gain confidence that their actions will move their business ahead. Aaron Walker...


Ep. 132 – Building a Real Estate Photography Business From the Ground Up, with Evan Roberts

Evan Roberts is the CEO and founder of Visually Sold, a US based Real Estate Photography Company. Show Notes “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” - Alfred Stieglitz Evan Roberts had his haha moment looking at the visuals for houses listed on the real estate market. He says: “I was looking at houses online and I found that some houses have a really good photo as the front photo and I found myself clicking on those. I notice that some of them...


Ep. 131 – Elevating Your Personal Brand With a Podcast, with Stephen A. Hart

Stephen A. Hart is a marketer, podcaster, and brand alignment strategist. Stephen hosts Trailblazers.FM™, the #1 interview style podcast, exploring stories of today’s successful black professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders. This weekly podcast has featured more than 150 black professionals and has been heard by more than 250,000+ from 140 countries around the world. Show Notes I am excited to share this interview for a number of reasons: it was recorded live from Podcast Movement 2019 in...


Episode 130 – Building Your Marketing Team from Scratch, with Vlad Calus

Vlad founded two non-profits at the age of 16, then dropped out of college, moved to another country with two 2 his friends, built Planable (Techstars London ’17) at 19 y.o and became an honoree Forbes 30 Under 30 at 22 y.o. Vlad has been featured as a guest writer & marketer by multiple publications including Social Media Examiner, Entrepreneur and many others. Show Notes “It's not what you sell that matters as much as how you sell it!” — Brian Halligan, CEO & Co-Founder, HubSpot Can you...


Episode 129 – Using Gratitude to Create Powerful, Practical and Achievable Goals, with May McCarthy

Since 1982, May has helped to start and grow six successful companies as large as $100 million in annual revenues. She is a best-selling author, speaker, university lecturer and angel investor. She serves on business, philanthropic, arts and university boards. She is the author of the best-selling book The Path to Wealth and her newest title, The Gratitude Formula: A 7-Step Success System to Create a Life That You Love. Show Notes “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more...


Episode 128 – The Power of Small Starts for Big Wins, with Leslie Bradford-Scott

Leslie is Award-winning #over50 entrepreneur who started a bath and body gift company in her farmhouse kitchen building it into a multimillion dollar brand. Show Notes “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” –Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney Difficult childhood seem to be the thread running through the fabric of our guests recently. And no, we didn’t specifically go chasing after them. It just goes to show that stories that started out badly can have beautiful endings....


Episode 127 – Leveraging the Power of Your Network, with Jon Talarico

Jon is among the world’s foremost experts on building relationships that yield amazing results for his clients. Jon has worked directly with some of today’s most powerful and influential business and thought leaders, celebrities and more importantly people just like yourself looking for a way to connect and create a life of their dreams. Show Notes "The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity." -- Keith Ferrazzi You may have heard it said over and again that, “you network is...


Episode 126 – It’s Never Too Late to Launch a Business, with Teri Dreher

Teri is a former career ICU nurse turned pioneer in the emerging field of professional patient advocacy. She is the founder of Chicago’s first and largest advocacy firm founded in 2011, NShore Patient Advocates and is a public speaker and best-selling author of Patient Advocacy Matters. She has served on the board of NAHAC and helped develop national standards, practices and ethics for the profession. Teri has received multiple awards from civic and business organizations for her dedication...


Episode 125 – Living Full Out Everyday, with Nancy Solari

Nancy who holds a BA in broadcasting and psychology, altered her career path throughout the years as her eyesight worsened. She worked for Oregon News, Good Day Oregon, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight. Nancy was later a singer, a top-producing realtor in Southern California, and is currently a successful business owner. Show Notes “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” C.S. Lewis Nancy didn’t grow up in the proverbial ‘bed of rose’ as many are...


Episode 124 – The Growth Mindset and the Entrepreneur, with David Ciccarelli

David is the Co-Founder and CEO of, the online marketplace that connects business people with professional voice over talent. The unique blending of his audio engineering background with self-taught business savvy and website development afforded David the creative freedom to pursue his passion for innovation during the first dot com boom, the result of which catapulted him onto the scene as a pioneer in his field in the early 2000s. Show Notes "Great works are performed, not by...


Episode 123 – How to Build a Successful Influencer Marketing Program, with Shane Barker

Shane is a digital marketing consultant who specializes in influencer marketing, product launches, sales funnels, targeted traffic, and website conversions. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, influencers with digital products, and a number of A-List celebrities. Show Notes The great myth of our times is that technology is communication. - Libby Larsen What is Influencer Marketing? Influencer Marketing, what is that really and how do you build a successful program? Well, that’s what...


Episode 122 – Leveraging Online Learning for Entrepreneurial Success, with Janet Stewart

With more than 30 years of experience in designing and delivering the highest quality classroom-based training for adult learners, Janet has made the transition to the on-line classroom and created Alliance Learning. This leading edge platform provides clients with the opportunity to provide custom-built, learner centered e-learning opportunities for their employees and members. WeLoveLearning courses are built using the best available tools and are designed to Janet's high standards of...


Episode 121 – Creating the Perfect Content Plan for Your Business, with Hailey Dale

Hailey is a certified content strategist and founder of Your Content Empire, where she partners with small business owners who are over the shoulds and ready to build their content empires – their way. Through her programs, DIY content kits and award-winning, tell-all weekly blog, she’s helped thousands of entrepreneurs create smarter content on a consistent basis that delights them and their customers while growing their bottom lines. Show Notes “Traditional marketing talks at people....


Episode 120 – The Ins & Outs of Running an eCommerce Business, with Nathan Hirsch

Nathan is a 29 year old long time entrepreneur and expert in remote hiring and eCommerce. He started his first eCommerce business out of his college dorm room and has sold over $30 million online. He is now the co-founder and CEO of, a marketplace that connects businesses with pre-vetted virtual assistants, freelancers and agencies in eCommerce, digital marketing, and much more. He regularly appears on leading podcasts, such as Entrepreneur on Fire, and speaks at live events...


Episode 119 – Outsourcing Talent: Main Things to Consider, with John Jonas

John has helped thousands of entrepreneurs succeed in their business by doing outsourcing differently. He created and runs, the largest website for finding Filipino virtual workers, with over 500,000 Filipino resumes and over 100,000 employers from around the world using it. He works about 17 hours per week, choosing to spend his time with his family rather than working. Show Notes “If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you're putting yourself out...


Episode 118 – How to Get a Life at Sea, with Amanda Hathorn

Amanda is the CEO of and is the author of the How the Heck to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship Guide. Amanda sailed the world onboard cruise ships for over a decade, working within a variety of roles with multiple cruise lines. She then moved into Cruise Ship Recruitment and Cruise Employment Education Provision Services. Amanda now helps adventurers successfully navigate cruise line application and interview processes so they too can travel the world. Show Notes “Don't sit and...


Episode 117 – How to Become a Millionaire With Your Side Hustle, with Tony Whatley

Tony became known as “The Side Hustle Millionaire” after his book with the same title became a #1 best-seller on Amazon. But, this book title isn’t just fiction; it is based on his actual story. As an active entrepreneur himself, he still owns a few businesses. But, his real passion is teaching entrepreneurs how to start, scale, and sell their business, within his consulting brand 365 Driven. Show Notes "Opportunities don't happen. You create them." - -- Chris Grosser There is so much to say...


Episode 116 – How to Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Success with Mentorship, with Paul Carrick Brunson

Paul is a Mentor, Entrepreneur, & Television Host whose goal is to help you live your best life. He's the world’s most influential matchmaker, founded and exited three businesses, host two television shows, spent nearly a decade working directly for a billionaire, and shares his experiences by mentoring through Knowledge Share. Show Notes Paul defines mentorship as "personal development in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person guides a less experienced or less knowledgeable...