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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...


Episode 76: Building a Business Operating System, with Chris Hallberg

Chris Hallberg, “The Business Sergeant,” is a seasoned business consultant, turnaround expert, United States Army veteran, and author of The Business Sergeant’s Field Manual. Ranked #9 on Inc.’s “Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts,” Hallberg possesses over 25 years of professional excellence—with his career first beginning in the military. At the age of 17, he joined the Army National Guard and became a sergeant within four years, leading soldiers in both dynamic and challenging...


Episode 75: Expand Your Products Without Losing Your Essence, with Becca Brown

Becca Brown co-founded SoleMates with her partner Monica Ferguson. Becca graduated from Harvard College and Columbia Business School. She worked at Goldman Sachs in New York and London in various sales and management roles. Her partner Monica Ferguson graduated from Georgetown University and Columbia Business School and worked at Goldman Sachs in New York in sales and training roles. Then they went on to invent and patent the SoleMates High Heeler, the heel cap that prevents high heels...


Episode 74: Own the Ink in Your Industry, with Andy Buyting

Andy Buyting is the President & CEO of Carle Publishing. Andy understands business and what it takes to run a successful company. As an independent retailer for 15 years, he learned the trials and tribulations of competing against national brands constantly stealing market share. He took that knowledge and launched Carle Publishing in 2014 with the purpose of enabling Client-Partners to “Own the Ink in Their Industry” differentiating them in their marketplace. This passion is what drives...


Episode 73: Rebuild Your Business with EOS, with Mike Paton

Mike Paton has spent most of his life learning from entrepreneurs. Today, he spends all his time giving back - as an Author, award-winning Speaker, certified EOS Implementer & the Visionary of EOS Worldwide. Specifically, Paton helps entrepreneurs clarify, simplify and achieve their vision – by mastering the simple concepts and practical tools he’ll be sharing with us today. What you’ll learn about in this episode: Paton’s entrepreneurial struggles that led him to EOS and how he ended up...


Episode 72: Bring Your Team to the Next Level, with Jay Irwin

Jay Irwin is an adventurous soul who is determined to inspire people through wilderness experiences. During his 23-year career in the computer software industry, Jay created entrepreneurial initiatives within some of the largest software companies in the world. After a year-long sabbatical, Jay now combines his love of adventure with his desire to make a difference in the lives of others. He teaches audiences, from inner-city youth to executives, how to bring the gifts learned from...


Episode 71: The Key Factors That Accelerate Business Growth, with Andrea Baldecchi Feldman

Andrea Baldecchi Feldman is a brand strategy and operational marketing executive and strategic advisor to emerging and growth businesses. She has more than 20 years of experience in CPG Brand Management and Strategic Advisory services from best-in-class corporate organizations such as Kraft Foods, Coty Inc, and JP Morgan, as well as various mid-market and entrepreneurial ventures. She has extensive experience in P&L holding brand management roles, brand strategy, innovation and new product...


Episode 70: Make Your Online Business Easier to Sell, with David Fairley

David Fairley is the Founder and President of Website Properties. After graduating from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce and Major in Marketing, he traveled extensively through parts of Southeast Asia, South Pacific, and Central America. It was during his travels that he made various contacts and connections that would lead him to start his first entrepreneurial venture. He created a business importing hammocks and selling a wide variety of styles via mail order, trade shows, and...


Episode 69: Understanding and Integrating Technology Solutions, with Ryan Coyne

Ryan J. Coyne is a serial tech entrepreneur, mentor, father, and speaker with a passion for helping others use, understand and integrate technology solutions. Ryan is a highly effective communicator that has spent over a decade re-engineering the experience of coming into contact with new technologies and concepts. Day-to-day, Ryan's responsibilities vary among the President of Infinite Tech, the President of Explorify 3D, the Director of Client Services of Topset, the Chief Technology...