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Episode 38 - Michele Meyer

"You realize what matters is how you treat people and the quality of life (you live)." - Michele Meyers Michele Meyers is probably the most punctual person you'll ever meet. She has said herself she has an "unmarred" history of being on time! Despite her always being on time, Michele is most known for her skills in writing. She has written for several companies across many industries such as major airlines like Delta, American Airlines, United, and Southwest; the major credit card...


Episode 37 - Cathy McPhillips

“Speakers that fumble on their words may not be the best public speakers who know what they’re talking about are much better than the most eloquent speakers who are on stage not really understanding the topic they’re talking about.” Cathy paraphrasing Tamsen Webster She has done plenty of things that have gone well…and things that haven’t. She got started in AP English battling the question of, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She asked a teacher for help, stating her strengths...


Episode 36 - Tom Martin

“You get to a place where you just assume that, just because you got there, everybody else does…You don’t think you’re very smart because you come up with these ideas and you just think, 'Well, it’s so obvious, everybody should see this' -> and they don’t.” - Tom Martin Tom Martin, President of Converse Digital and believer in "painless prospecting," at a younger age had the ability to learn new programs within hours to the point he could teach others. He eventually taught himself...


Episode 35 - Shira Abel

“You have to be very realistic as to what you’re comfortable with and be able to say no.” - Shira Abel Shira is either the luckiest professional, or the hardest working. Odds are, it's the latter of the two as she has either fell into or taught herself a good portion of the skills she uses to keep her company, The Hunter & Bard, going strong. She started out in Digital Marketing when it was in its earliest stages and taught herself HTML and how to build a website. She never planned on...


Episode 34 - Matt Heinz

"The path to success is paved with failure and stumbling." - Matt Heinz Matt Heinz comes from a working family. His Grandfather mowed his lawn until well into his 90s, so it was instilled in him that you just Get S*** Done. Matt has owned his own business, Heinz Marketing, for quite a few years. Admittedly, he's just figuring it out as he goes, trying to pay the bills and feed his family. He also doesn't wait until he's "ready" to do something. As he said during the show, "to this day,...


Episode 33 - Kyle Brost

“…I should have asked WAY more questions up front that I didn’t ask because I felt like they were stupid. I felt like, if I asked, then the client would think, ‘Why are you asking that?’” Kyle Brost kind of fell into entrepreneurship. Got there by accident. He wasn’t a good employee, so he ended up working for himself. He started with a cleaning company and grew to a business strategy company. Now, he asks his client key question, “If you hit your financial targets, how is anybody’s life...


Episode 32 - Kim Monaghan

“Be true to who you are and believe in yourself. There are so many people out there that need you for your gifts and talents…” - Kim Monaghan Kim Monaghan is a career coach who believes mentors help push their clients/mentees outside of their comfort zone so that they can grow. To see that happen first-hand has an empowering effect. She also believes that asking for help is necessary, not only to a successful professional life, but a successful personal life as well. "When you’re...


Episode 31 - Joe Pulizzi

“If you’re not happy with (your job) and you feel you could do more, it’s your responsibility as a human being to do something about it.” When people think about Joe Pulizzi, 2 things come to mind: 1) Content Marketing 2) The color orange. He is commonly known as "the Godfather of Content Marketing." Joe helped take an industry that's been around for several years and define it to the point that several marketing professionals have built successful careers out of it, and there's a...


Episode 30 - Andy Crestodina

“We should all be guiding our lives, designing our lives, to do the things we want to do, to be with the people we want to be with and to be in the places we want to be. It’s choice! Change is actually right around the corner if you just decide to do it.” Andy Crestodina is the type of professional everyone wants to meet. He's smart, charismatic, and very good at what he does. What makes him the type of professional everyone wants to meet it, he's genuinely interested in helping...


Episode 29 - Alison Stratten

"It takes a lot of work to look this relaxed..." Alison Stratten is a pro at getting shit done. She holds 2 degrees, started her own lingerie business, published multiple books, and hosts a podcast that's been going on for 4 years! Her and her husband, Scott Stratten, form the brand UnMarketing. What they do best is highlight awesome businesses being awesome and bad businesses being bad. They embody the human persona, and not just from a consumer standpoint, but as a regular person. They...


Episode 28 - Michael Brenner

"Empathy is the counter-intuitive secret to success." Who do you know that has held 53 (yes, fifty three, that is NOT a typo) jobs and still ended up successful? Michael Brenner, that's who! Who is he? After his 53 jobs, he's become a speaker at global events (he's been named a top business keynote speaker by Huffington Post), author, and CEO of his own company. He's also been named a top CMO Influencer by Forbes! He believes that marketing has a marketing problem -> “It’s really hard...


Episode 27 - Michael Dermer

"Information is everywhere, but perspective is rare." Michael Dermer is "The Lonely Entrepreneur." Through a discussion with a friend, he came to the realization that the journey of an entrepreneur is a very lonely one: no one is there to help you, or show you the path (since there is no "correct" path) to success, until you apply the *unsexy* processes of getting shit done. We hear often that passion and grit are what it takes to be successful running a business on your own. But did you...


Episode 26 - Julia McCoy

Julia McCoy is what's commonly known as an "entrepreneur." She started her own content writing company, Express Writers, 7 years ago and she has grown it to a very successful company with several employees. Although most would call her successful, Julia's success didn't come without some MAJOR road blocks. But she was able to work through the hard times, she was transparent and honest with her clients when shit hit the fan, and got shit done. The best part? Her company continues to set...


Episode 25 - Karen Solt

I believe, to this date, this is my LONGEST episode, and rightfully so! Karen is as genuine as the come. She's a holistic coach who cares deeply about helping others and leaving her mark on the universe. She is kind, she is caring, and most of all, understanding which (at times) feels like a rarity. Her dog, Paco, is her source of peace and happiness as he keeps her centered. You may have also seen Karen on fellow GSD-er JP Sears' "Purposeful Pointlessness" live videos on Facebook where...


Episode 24 - Ayelet Baron

Ayelet Baron is a rare gem. She understand people AND business. She's one of those who's looking out for others above herself. Having been through the corporate ringer, she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to expecting and getting the best from your teams. It's all about passion and respect! Her book, "Our Journey To Corporate Sanity," she talks with several successful business-people about logical sense in business which, sadly, feels like a relative term at this point. So many...


Episode 23 - Winnie Sun

Winnie Sun is the epitome of doing good, looking out for others, working hard, and getting shit done. She is the Managing Director and Founding Partner of Sun Group Wealth Partners, a trusted financial fiduciary consulting firm providing financial planning services to small business owners, senior executives, celebrities, and established families throughout the West Coast. With more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, Winnie has been selected as Investment...


Episode 22 - Aaron Orendorff

Aaron Orendorff is a writer who is saving the world from bad content through his brand, iConiContent. Don't believe me? Just check out the laundry list of well respected websites & blogs that have featured his content: Mashable FastCompany LifeHacker Entrepreneur CopyBlogger Content Marketing Institute Social Media Examiner Marketing Profs The Huffington Post Aaron also carries about him a perspective and confidence that most others would envy with this hashtag...


Episode 21 - Evan Carmichael

Evan Carmichael is know for one word: Believe. He's an entrepreneur who's built a reputation on Getting Shit Done. He believes entrepreneurs will save the word, compared to governments and corporations; I'm inclined to agree as entrepreneurs see gaps in society and try to fill them. Evan is always looking to help people out, and it's evident on his YouTube Channel as he models the masters with his several videos on some of the most well known, popular, recognizable, and influential...


Episode 20 - Jay Baer

Jay Baer, master of the plaid sport coat, and one of the top content marketers in the field. If you look up social, digital, or content marketing, odd are you will run into Jay Baer. Jay has spent years educating brands and marketers alike on the best practices of regular and online marketing and advertising. When he's not bestowing his words of wisdom upon professionals, he can be seen as a judge at chili contests. It's okay to be envious of him, we are, too. We won't spill too much of...


Episode 19 - Leah Ingram

Leah's a fan of the mantra, "If you're not growing, you're dying." She's an avid goal setter and that has helped her publish FIFTEEN (yes, that 15) books in her lifetime. Her first article publication came when she was 17, for Seventeen magazine! Leah's is a product of her hard work and her success shows. Always the exception, but humble enough to not let it get to her head. She only writes about stuff she knows. She's a firm believer in having big goals, but creating small ones that lead...