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198: Key Points In Managing Stress & Overcoming Overwhelm On The Journey From Founder To CEO

Eric Taussig - Founder & CEO, Prialto How does a Goldman Sachs leader transition to the Founder & CEO of a fast-growing, global virtual assistant company? It happens with lots of ups and downs and a commitment to service. Eric Taussig shares his touching story about tackling stress and integrating family life as he learns the skills to become the CEO of his very successful company. As an added bonus, he shares some hard earned tips about maximizing the relationship between Founder and...

Duration: 00:26:51

197: INC 5000 CEO on his how he discovered the challenge with his Co-founder was him, not his Co-founder

Matt Fischer, Co-Founder & CEO - Curiosity Advertising This is a very heartfelt interview. Matt and I have known each other for awhile so I can tell you from personal experience that he is the real deal. If you want to understand what it takes to develop powerfully productive relationships with your co-founder (s) or key leaders on your team, then listen to this interview. I doubt you have heard a recent CEO be so vulnerable, real, and self-effacing like Matt is. I think Matt would agree,...

Duration: 00:33:03

196: The Founder of 1,338.45% Growth Hireology Shares His Secrets About Hiring Systems & 3 Key Hiring Tips

Almost all of you tell me that hiring is one of, if not THE issue that vexes you. Adam Robinson knows this. It was a challenge for him too. So, he created Hireology to make it easier to build your team. Here's what he talks about in this candid interview:

Duration: 00:38:58

195: 10 Mindset Shifts That Only Savvy Startup CEOs Know As They Scale-up Their Startup

Thank you! We are rapidly approaching our 200th episode...hard to believe. With so many Founder interviews, I get an opportunity to see some patterns that exist amongst all of you. I thought it was time to share with you some of these. I'll circle back at the end of the year and have a bigger and more thorough reflection, but for now, I am see this. There are about 10 mindset shifts that really savvy Founders tell me they shift to as they scale their startup. I am not so sure you will...

Duration: 00:18:19

194: Why hiring leaders with experience and releasing team members who are not aligned are vital to growth

Kristel Kruustük, Founder & CEO - Testlio It was a lot of fun to speak with Kristel Kruustük. She started out her entrepreneurial journey as an app tester and then built Testlio with her insights derived from her experiences. I invited her to be a guest because she wrote an interesting blog post entitled, "3 of My Biggest Challenges Scaling a Startup." You'll hear her talk about:

Duration: 00:32:18

193: Why did it take 8 years for this Co-founder to become CEO of the company he co-founded?

Christopher Wink - Co-Founder, Publisher, & CEO - Technically Media Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever felt like you were not really worthy of the CEO title yet, even though you have the responsibilities? Christopher Wink explains why it took him 8 years to take the title of CEO of the company he co-founded. It's an incredibly honest interview full of insight. Plus, he shares one of his biggest leadership mistakes on the road to CEO and the effects it had on his growing team.

Duration: 00:38:43

192: How this Co-founder & CEO of a fast-growth HRTech company learned the importance of celebrating & acknowledgement as a growth hack

Carisa Miklusak, Co-founder & CEO - tilr Over the past two and a half years, many of you have told me that hiring is one of, if not THE biggest challenge you face as you scale your companies. Because of that I have tried to invite guests who not only share their unique lessons learned on the journey from Founder to CEO, but also provide valuable insight into the new and innovative ways of hiring. Carisa fits both of these requirements...big time. She and her team at Tilr have designed a...

Duration: 00:47:11

191: Four Big Barriers Founders Encounter On The Road To CEO

Tom Sylvester, Co-Founder & Partner - The Lights on Lab Tom Sylvester and his colleagues at The Lights on Lab have created a unique organization dedicated to Founding CEOs like you. In this interview he shares what he has learned about himself as a Founder & CEO. And, he shares four big barriers Founders encounter on the road to becoming CEO: Ego, Vulnerability, Admitting Mistakes, Having All The Answers.

Duration: 00:24:50

190: Rebecca Okamoto: How to tell your Founder's story to build brand loyalty and create trust

Rebecca Okamoto, Founder & CEO, Evoke Strategy Group Many of you tell me you struggle with taking the complexities, twists, and turns of your startup story and your own personal story lines and putting these two things together into a coherent story for all of us to better understand you and your brand. So, when Rebecca agreed to come on the show and share her successful framework on how YOU can tell your founder's story to build brand loyalty and create trust, I was really excited. She...

Duration: 00:34:37

189: He Conquered Kidney Failure & Now Teaches His Team To Conquer Their Fears While Helping The Restaurant Industry

Musa Sulejmani, Founder & CEO - Volume Technologies 22 years old and FULL of wisdom. Musa conquered end stage renal disease (ESRD), was fortunate to receive a kidney transplant, and survived to take his new found fearless mindset to tackle a big challenge in the restaurant industry. Musa is one of those people who just inspires you to tackle any challenge you may have in your startup or growth-focused company. What I really thought was useful for many of you to hear is how he uses his...

Duration: 00:26:50

188: What is Vinciple Leadership? And, how can it help YOUR business grow?

The Virtues of Vinciple Leadership: The Curious Connection Between Integrity, Vulnerability, Trust, and Results I was recently asked to speak to a large group of leaders in Cincinnati. The topic was intended to be about Integrity and Trust. The result was the contents of this episode. You'll learn how these 4 topics combined can change the course of your business, by changing your mindset away from heroic/invincible leadership to effective/Vinciple leadership. And, toward the end, I...

Duration: 00:38:12

187: Conquering Fear & Denial From The CEO Empowering 200,000 Farmers With MobileTech & FinTech

Alloysius Attah, Co-Founder & CEO, Farmerline Meet the CEO who is using MobileTech and FinTech to empower over 200,000 farmers. The wisdom, knowledge, insight, experience and courage from Alloysius is quite incredible. He took the farming hardships of his Auntie to heart and built a team and company that is changing the lives of thousands of farmers in Africa. While his business is quite incredible, his stories and thoughts on transitioning from Founder to CEO are equally compelling. Pay...

Duration: 00:32:50

186: 4 Key Actions To Take For Great Relationships With Your Investors

Alison Gerlach, Host, Founder & CEO - The Unapologetic Capitalist Alison Gerlach is a seasoned, strategic management consultant, serial entrepreneur, investor, business executive, and lecturer with expertise in, and a passion for, building businesses. And, she is truly insightful about what it takes to build a powerful and production relationship with investors. In this fun and information interview, Alison weaves her own experiences as a Founder & CEO with that of her experiences as an...

Duration: 00:28:28

185: You Can Learn A Lot From This Personal CEO Story About 360 Dots, Blindspots, "Jerk" Behavior & A Transformation To Encourager

Krister Ungerboeck, Founder & CEO, Courageous Growth You can't ignore it. Your style as a Founder & CEO can help or hinder the growth of your company. Krister knows this first hand. At age 42, Krister retired as CEO of a 3,000% growth company and founded Courageous Growth as a platform to mentor CEOs and give back to the community. It was during his tenure as CEO that he was confronted with feedback that was new and disconcerting to him. And it led him on an entirely new journey of...

Duration: 00:34:18

184: Two Key Team Tips From The CEO Shifting The Culture Of Corrections To Rehabilitation Through Technology

Brian Hill, Founder & CEO, Edovo Over 2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. Helping to reduce recidivism and provide hope to these men and women is the mission of this unassuming, soft spoken, yet VERY inspiring Founding CEO named Brian Hill. If you think your startup is hard work, listen to Brian describe his mission, vision, and his journey From Founder to CEO and all that you may believe may be placed in a better perspective. Plus, you will learn a lot from him about...

Duration: 00:32:54

183: Leading Creatives, Managing Growth Expectations & Helping Big Brands Tell Their Story

Marc Becker - Co-Founder & CEO - The Tangent Agency It's not often we hear about fast-growth startups capturing the attention of big brands and big companies like Universal, Fox, Warner Brothers, Sony, NBC, and Legendary Digital. But, Marc Becker and his team have done so and in the process Marc has learned a great deal about the shift from Founder to CEO. In this interview you'll hear Marc discuss the unique dimensions of leading a creative team and how he managed his own expectations...

Duration: 00:22:02

182: Chosen as the 3rd CEO of the company he Co-Founded - What can YOU learn from his story?

Ryan Buckley - Co-founder & CEO - Scripted Back in February of 2017 I read an very interesting blog entry by a guy named Ryan Buckley. The title read, "On Being the 3rd CEO of the Startup I Started." Now, truthfully, I had never heard of Ryan before I read his blog post on Medium. But, after reading it, I wanted to learn more about this man who co-founded his startup and became the CEO nine years later. Nine years later? Yes! In this interview, Ryan not only describes his humble ascent...

Duration: 00:40:42

181: What Can You Learn From The CEO Pioneering AI Enabled Healthcare For The Under-Served?

Shelley Saxena, Founder & CEO, Sevamob One of the joys of hosting this podcast is meeting entrepreneurs like Shelley. He combines social entrepreneurship with technology with inspired leadership to have a BIG and growing impact. You'll hear him talk about:

Duration: 00:25:39

180: Branding Expert Seth Price On The 4 Steps Founders Can Take To Enhance Your Personal Brand

Seth Price - VP of Industry Relations, Placester Seth just gets it. He truly understands "The Road to Recognition" which is also the title of his new book. Seth took some time out from his book tour and his work at fast-growing Placester to help you, our community of Founder & CEOs. Seth is a master of personal branding and he shares 4 key steps you can take to build your personal brand. You'll want to take notes. You might ask, why do I as the Founder & CEO need to pay attention to my...

Duration: 00:30:26

179: Flexible Exits, Flexible Schedules, Flexible Lunches? Culture Hacks That Led To A 2,975% Growth Rate For A Printing Company?

Shaun Buck, Founder & CEO - The Newsletter Pro Whoever said printing is dead, did not tell Shaun Buck and his fast growing team in Boise Idaho. Shaun has an amazing story. He was a father at age 16, bounced back and forth from several startups for a number of years, and found his expertise as he and his team created the largest print newsletter company in the United States. If all of that was not interesting enough, Shaun has implemented some great culture enhancing practices in his...

Duration: 00:38:05

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