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Frankie Glass: Producing Results

Producing a television show is much like being the CEO of a medium-sized company. There are many moving parts that need to be coordinated, many people with very specific job functions that need to work in unison, and there are hard, inflexible deadlines to meet. A producer is that rare person who can shift from […]


Pierre Mainguy: Social Innovation Leadership

In this episode, we meet Pierre Mainguy, President and Co-Founder of Community First, a non-profit community development organization leading social innovation initiatives to better the lives of villages in rural Cambodia. To date, they’ve been able to provide clean water to over 10,000 people for a cost per life saved & improved of $2.50. They […]


Jill Schiefelbein: Media Maverick on Screen, Stage and Page

When you think of someone having “dynamic communication skills”, you might think they are a Boy Scout Leader, an H.R. manager, or maybe a Tony Robbins-esque motivational speaker. But the fact is, in this age of hyper-social media marketing, every business person needs dynamic communication skills. Whether those skills are used in the boardroom, on […]


Matt Walker: To Boldly Go Where No Exec Has Gone Before

There are people who divide their time between working in their cubicle and working from the home office. There are others that divide the time between the home office and a jazz-enhanced cafe with free wifi. Then there is Matt Walker, of Matt Walker Adventure, who divides his work place between center stage as a sought after speaker, and somewhere on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I first met Matt at a conference for speakers and we just struck up a conversation in the halls. He just looked...


Shep Hyken: Customer Service Is Not A Department, It’s A Philosophy

When it comes to customers, keeping them happy is the name of the game. And there's no one that plays that game better than Shep Hyken. Shep Hyken is a customer experience expert and the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations. He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in the speaking profession. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, and hosts his own...


Geeta Nadkarni: TV, Radio and Print Exposure. Explained.

If there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that every business can use more publicity. Media exposure has long been one of the most valuable achievements a business can experience - even if it's "bad publicity" (which, of course, there is no such thing). But getting that exposure is also one of the most elusive endeavors we are faced with, a "Plan A" that we quickly fail, and then resort to our Plan B - paid advertising. So how can we succeed with Plan A? What can we do to catch the...


Richard Landon: Robot Eyes to ScissorHands to Ironman – The Business of FX

I promised that as the host of The Profit Ability Show, I would bring you unique and interesting guests who also happen to be at the top of their game. This episode, I may have outdone myself! Richard Landon is the multiple Academy Award winning Mechanical Effects Supervisor for Legacy Effects (formerly known as Stan Winston Studio). He has held this position for an unprecedented 30+ years, and is responsible for creating and contributing to some of the most iconic moments in film history....


Ford Saeks: Powerful Strategies To Grow Your Business

Ford Saeks wants to help you grow your business. And he's just the guy that can do it. Ford is a business growth expert, and when not working one-on-one with a consulting client, he shares his knowledge and strategies as a bestselling author, nationally recognized keynote speaker, and virtual trainer. He is President and CEO of Prime Concepts Group, a business growth and integrated marketing group that specializes in positioning people and their products and services for maximum...


Scott Hansen: Hacking Success

In this episode, I discuss the power of podcasting, entrepreneurial mindset and favorite business biographies with Scott Hansen, business consultant, speaker and host of Success Hackers podcast. Scott is also a contributing author at and the author of the bestselling book, Success Hackers: Conversations with Elite Performers Who Have Cracked the Entrepreneurial Code. Scott's book is a direct result of his podcast, which bears the same name. During his many interviews with...


Special Episode: Creating Online Courses with Kelly Swanson and Laurie Guest

I recently had the honor of participating in a live group chat on the topic of creating innovative online courses and training products. My two co-hosts for this event were customer service expert, secret shopper and professional speaker, Laurie Guest, who you may remember from episode 7, and motivational speaker, comedienne and expert on the art of storytelling, Kelly Swanson. Both Laurie and Kelly are about to launch their flagship online products; both extremely engaging and creative,...


Dov Baron: Leadership For The Ages

The world changes dramatically in a generation. For the Baby Boomers, they can remember a time when television was something truly magical, and probably even remember the first person in their neighborhood that had one. Generation X watched as computers and mobile phones cast a spell on us all. Millennials, on the other hand, never knew a time when people didn't have access to email, the internet and mobile phones. They never had to dial a phone, let alone use a phone booth. Technology is...


Scott Halford: Activating Our Brains

Scott Halford’s expansive knowledge in the areas of achievement psychology, which includes brain-based behavioral science, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and influence have made him a leader in the growing field of Neuroscience. He is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, a Hall of Fame speaker and a long-time consultant to Fortune 500 executive teams such as GE, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, Microsoft, First Data, Medtronic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Centura...


Steve Valentine: The Taming of Tinseltown

Steve Valentine isn't your typical Hollywood-kid-gets-lucky story. In fact, "luck" has very little to do with his success, as you will hear in this episode; his secret was to create a situation where good fortune could find him by making bold choices and actually being present in life. Steve shares with us his journey, from immigrant with little pocket money, to being a sought-after character actor, voice artist and stage performer. He has acted in over 250 hours of film and television,...


Mary Kelly: An Officer and a Gentlewoman

When your titles are longer than your name, you know you are a force to be reckoned with. Case in point: Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (Ret). Mary isn't your typical leadership consultant. She leads by example; a 21 year officer in the Navy, recently retired as Commander, she has trained over 40,000 military and civilian personnel around the world. She is an award winning and best selling author of many books, including Master Your World, 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in any Economy,...


Jeff Keane: The Family Business Circus

Jeff Keane - artist, humorist and the "man attached to the hand" that draws The Family Circus cartoon, which is carried in over 1400 newspapers and is the most widely syndicated comic panel in America. Jeff - or Jeffy, as you may know him in the comics - started as a contributor to the newspaper strip at the age of two, when his father, legendary cartoonist Bil Keane, created the Family Circus and began observing and sharing Jeffy’s exploits as well as those of his mom, siblings and pets....


Laurie Guest: Secretly Improving Customer Experience

She's funny. She's smart. And she's sneaky... I don't mean that in a bad way - she has to be sneaky in her line of work. Laurie Guest is not only a professional speaker, she is also a "secret shopper". Companies hire her and her team to play the part of an average customer, whilst surreptitiously documenting the service they receive. It's all very cloak-and-dagger, but she isn't spying on "the enemy" to wreak havoc on their moral; she's there to proclaim their successes and discreetly...


Tyler Bates: Guardian of his Galaxy

Wow. I wasn't expecting the depth or the gravity of today's show. Tyler Bates is a very busy, very centered guy, and makes his living doing EXACTLY what he has always loved - making music. He is one of the most sought-after film and television composers, having previously delivered the scores of such hits as 300, Watchmen, Halloween I and II, John Wick, Californication, and currently working with director James Gunn on his second score of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. But why stop...


David Newman: The Attention Economy

In my debut episode of the Profit Ability Show podcast, I speak with marketing expert and bestselling author, David Newman, about what it takes to become a one-man entrepreneurial army. David is a nationally-recognized marketing expert and author of the Amazon #1 bestseller "Do It! Marketing: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits and Crush Your Competition." David runs a marketing and training firm dedicated to helping speakers, authors, consultants, and high-fee experts...

The Passing Zone – How To Throw Things At Your Partner

Partnerships can be tough. Jon Wee and Owen Morse have been business partners for over 28 years, and regularly throw sharp objects at each other. They once also hit Johnny Carson in the face with a bowling ball. Anger issues, you might think? Actually, they couldn't be happier guys! Jon and Owen are world famous jugglers known as The Passing Zone, and they have figured out how teamwork, embracing strengths and delegation in your workplace can lead to massive success and longevity. Their...


Jeffrey Hayzlett: Go Big or Go Home

If you have big ambitions, big ideas and want big results - in short, you want to "go big" - there's no better person to spend some time with than Jeffrey Hayzlett, whose bestselling book, Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, will be your travel guide on that journey. If there is anyone who can help you achieve "Big", it's Jeffrey. A couple of years ago, Jeffrey invited me to attend his C-Suite Network conference, which is described as the world’s most powerful network...