Jill Douka is an international speaker, mentor, coach certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF), a European Union award-winning business mentor, and the co-author of the #1 international bestsellin book, Create Love. She is the founder of the Global Academy of Coaching, the prestigious coaching certification program where graduates become leaders and brilliant coaches certified by the ICF. Jill Douka has coached and trained thousands of people on 3 continents. She appears on television programs and travels the world with her husband, Nikolas Ouranos, and their children.
“Keep developing, keep learning and keep believing in yourself and everything is possible”…[Listen for More]
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Satyen Raja is known as the private transformational mentor, advisor and confidant to the powerful and influential. A remarkable living synthesis of eastern wisdom and western practicality, Satyen combines the power of the warrior and wisdom of the sage to inspire audiences & leaders worldwide to live their highest impact and personal fulfillment. Having invested 35 years of rigorous study & practice in both creating enlightened business growth and developing higher consciousness, he is the leading authority on expanding success while serving the greater good without sacrificing the joys of personal life. Satyen has impacted over 100,000 students from over 50 countries around the world through his global human potential company, WarriorSage. Satyen leads private one-on- one retreats for CEOs, high impact individuals, executive teams and is a corporate cultural advisor and trainer for elite companies. Satyen’s fearless and heartfelt style transforms your limitations into strengths and your life into peak existence.
“Process your fear, on this journey of entrepreneurship there is no end, there’s only more and more maturity, as you get stronger, more brilliant and successful, you should be doing less effort to gain more success, and if you’re doing the opposite somewhere along the line the architecture is off. Learn how to master your mind and your emotions”…[Listen for More]
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Alexa Carlin is an internationally renowned speaker sharing her story and experience to audiences all over the world. She launched the Women's Empower Expo (WEX) in 2016 and grew it to be the largest event for female entrepreneurs and change leaders.
“Add your authenticity into everything that you do, one of my quotes that I share is your authenticity is your point of differentiation, the more authentic you can be, the more people will relate to you, trust you and want to buy or work with you”…[Listen for More]
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This is a challenge from Avalaura Gaither, the internationally celebrated Intuitive Consultant and Life Coach. Avalaura passionately assists individuals who dare to live their best lives. She takes her clients from hole to wholeness in their life, relationships and business by guiding them through a powerful healing process that helps them discover who they are, who they wish to be, and how to get there. If now is the time for you to live a freedom-focused life, detox yourself of limiting beliefs that no longer serve you, and create an unrecognizable reality — then Avalaura is the guide you’ve been waiting for. Avalaura is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Additionally, she is a trained Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Aromatherapist and Yoga Instructor.
“You absolutely have to believe in yourself, do yourself work, get to know yourself, believe in your business and the impact that you want to make and just be patient. Be patient and understand that entrepreneurship truly is a journey, it is not a destination, it takes time, it takes failure, it takes mistakes it takes successes and the only way you’re really going to fail at this thing is if you just give up on yourself and your business”…[Listen for More]
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Justhy Deva Prasad (aka D. Justhy) is an author, speaker and an entrepreneur. He is the founder of The Data Strategy Lab, Zürich, Switzerland. His first book ‘The Billion Dollar Byte – Turn Big Data Into Good Profits, The Datapreneur Way’, was a finalist in the 2017 American Book Fest.
“Be thoroughly planned financially, as early as possible. Do not delay at all”…[Listen for More]
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Jonathan Senior hosts the #funkythinkers podcast. He presents webinars and hosts online summits. Jonathan has an extensive career in management consulting. He has published three books. When he isn't presenting online, Jonathan is a 20 year + triathlete, GB agegrouper and 3 x Ironman finisher, and he is a qualified running coach.
“Be suspicious, when I worked in corporate part of my empire was head janitor and there was a guy that I used to go and have to see. None of the customer services people could deal with him. I always remember he had a badge on his lapel, a little inch round badge and it said be suspicious. We need to have our guard up with people that are wanting to help us and people that’s wanting to do stuff for us”…[Listen for More]
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Mark Green is the Mindset Vet. An author, speaker and vetrepreneur with 34 years in the U.S. Army. His education includes a Masters degree and Law degree. He is a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo and helps his fellow veterans and their families obtain remarkable resilience and experience triumphant transition.
“Be confident in who you are. Everyone learns at different points in life, I say when the student is ready the teacher will appear, sometimes we aren’t quite there yet or it’s a don’t know or can’t comply or won’t comply. Take risks, stretch beyond what you think you’re capable of doing, don’t bankrupt yourself but push yourself beyond what you’re normally capable of or what you think you’re capable of because what that does is it puts you outside your comfort zone and I feel like we never learn really until we’re outside of our comfort zone”…[Listen for More]
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Donald Lee Sheppard is the author of the book ‘The Dividends of Decency: How Values-Based Leadership Will Help Business Flourish In Trump's America’. Donald founded a communications consulting firm, Sheppard Associates, and he is currently the CEO of Sheppard Properties, LLC.
“Don’t let anyone shape your life, don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do, don’t let anyone limit you or put out road blocks, you alone control what you can do and where you can do, you have road blocks and obstacles along the way, it’s your ability to decide that you can go through them or around them but never let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do”…[Listen for More]
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Deborah Sweeney is the CEO and owner of My Corporation. Deborah is a former L.A.-based law firm partner who became the General Manager of the My Corporation division under Intuit. In 2009, she purchased MyCorporation out of Intuit and became the owner and CEO. She loves the opportunity that entrepreneurship affords. She serves on multiple university boards and writes for outlets such as Forbes, American Express and Huffington Post. She has two teenage sons and a husband who owns a clothing company.
“It’s about having the right attitude, it’s really about treating others well, what you put out comes back to you abundantly, so you put out good you get back good, you put out hard work and you get that back, you set an example to your team members and they give it back to you, it almost becomes for lack of a better term embarrassing, if you’re working the hardest in your company and you’re hiring people to give to you their work ethic they got to meet you, and so when you give it your all I think that your team sees and so my advice would be put out what you want back”…[Listen for More]
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Jennifer Fitzgerald is the CEO and Co-Founder of Policygenius, an independent online insurance marketplace. Previously, she was a junior partner at McKinsey & Company, where she advised Fortune 100 financial services companies on marketing and strategy. Jennifer is a frequently quoted expert and contributor to CNBC, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post.
“Find a peer group of people that are on the same journey as you. It can be a very lonely and challenging path and one where you have frequent doubts along the way so having that peer group of people along the way who are also doing it is so invaluable”…[Listen for More]
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Formerly an Aerospace Engineer, Ali Boone is now a lifestyle entrepreneur, business consultant and real estate investor. She left her 9-to-5 to pursue ultimate freedom—being able to work from wherever she wants, whenever she wants. Her ultimate goal is to someday challenge Tim Ferriss to a lifestyle design duel.
“Seek to find what comes natural for you. Make a business off of something that you’re already doing. Taking that time to, a hobby may need to stay a hobby but I think it’s building from scratch, it’s not coming up with the end result and working backwards and I know a lot of businesses start that way but in my case it was starting from the ground and letting it build itself, building it organically and if you can have the patience to do that and the willingness to be open-minded to what that is, that is when I think the answers start presenting themselves, the more success is available and you’re the happiest”…[Listen for More]
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An innovative serial entrepreneur, Ari S Goldberg is founder and chairman of RNMKR an investment firm that applies proven business practices multiplied by the scale of the internet. He brings a multi-faceted expertise in marketing, strategy, pop-culture, consumer behavior, and business development. Ari was the Founder and CEO of StyleCaster (acquired by SheKnows, 2014), Co-Founder of Sociocast (acquired by Aol, 2015) and Founding Member of Qwiki (acquired by Yahoo, 2014). Prior to StyleCaster, Goldberg served as VP of Strategy and Business Development for LeBron James and LRMR Marketing, and Director of Business Development for Steve Stoute at Translation. He has been featured in numerous outlets including the New York Times, Fox Business News, Bloomberg News, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur among others. Ari holds degrees in both economics and political science from New York University, as well as a master’s degree in sports business from New York University.
“Just do it, I know that’s the Nike tag line but emphasis the word it, what is it, for some of us that might be just starting, for some of us that might be working harder, for some of us that might be picking up the phone and making that scary phone call, for some of us that might be quitting our job’s and starting a business or taking a risk and moving to a new city or getting out of a relationship. Do it, stop waiting, what are you waiting for? Life is finite it’s not going to go on forever”…[Listen for More]
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Lenka Lutonska is the creator of the Get Fully Booked Academy and Energetic Selling Method™, as well as being an international trainer of NLP, and one of the leading coaches for women entrepreneurs in Europe. She uses her signature Energetic Selling Method™ principles to help women to grow their businesses to multiple-six figures and beyond, with grace.
“Just freaking do it, no matter how scary, no matter if you feel you’re not ready, if you’ve got a calling do it and stay in the lane, focus on that one thing you’re passionate about and go after it until you’re successful”…[Listen for More]
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Midori Verity is considered by many to be one of the most innovative and successful marriage coaches. Couples learn to quit the screaming and start the thriving! She takes couples that want to elevate their relationship, who are no longer connected, or are struggling, and shows them how to press the reset button, to develop a more successful relationship. BTW -she’s been with the same man for 30 years. She personally tests EVERYTHING she teaches! Midori is the author of, 'Secrets to a Kickass Marriage', show host to, 'The Kickass Relationship Show', and is the founder of the 'Couples & Bubbles Events'. She has a degree in Communications and Sociology from the University of California, Davis. Midori has been featured on FoxNews, CBS, Prevention Magazine, SheKnows, YourTango, and many other medias.
“Set your goal and focus, focus focus focus. Be clear on what your goal is, make sure it’s an alignment with what your core principles are, be clear, get a vision born, write it down and as long as your focussing on that you’ll push away those shiny objects and you’d get there much quicker”…[Listen for More]
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Dr. Steve Bistritz has more than 40 years of sales and sales training experience. He is a published author and speaker focused on selling to executives.
“Be careful because everything you post out there has got a life of forever, it’s never going to go away. Once you post something it’s going to be out there somewhere some place and never post anything negative. Never disparage your customers, never disparage your competitors. When I hear someone disparaging a competitor, I’m always weary of that person, I’d rather talk about the strengths of my solution than the negatives of somebody else’s solution”…[Listen for More]
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Over the past ten years, what began as a $300 start up with EasyPro, grew into a multi-million dollar business operating in three states. DJ Carroll has since gone on to implement the same tactics he used to grow EasyPro, in over a half dozen other businesses he has started or acquired. This early success has afforded him the opportunity to speak all across the US and train sales professionals for big brands such as State Farm, Toyota, MetLife, Edward Jones and Cadillac. When it comes to sales and marketing simply put; he GETS IT. Now his life purpose is to help others grow through what he has learned.
“Just go for it man because until you do nothing happens, action and discipline are the magic catalysts. What’s your magic bullet for success? It’s just doing shit, taking action, people tell me cold calling doesn’t work, how many cold calls you make? 50? You can’t make 50 and tell me it doesn’t work, you have to make 50,000 then I might think that it doesn’t work. I’ve tried everything; you can’t say you’ve tried everything unless you’re ready to bring me a list. You just have to go for it man”…[Listen for More]
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Tim Francis is the Founder of Great Assistant, which helps Entrepreneurs get a Great Assistant. For 5 years he failed again and again with Assistants; then, 3 years ago he finally cracked the code. His current Assistant, Sarah, now handles 95% of his email inbox and has allowed Tim to focus on bigger opportunities: Tim has since appeared on Inc.com, is a regular contributor to Forbes, and has been a guest lecturer at NYU in New York City.
“I would get quiet, I would ask myself what is my unique set of resources, how much time do I have, how much money do I have, what kind of networks do I have, what skills do I have, what product knowledge do I have, what kind of testimonials do I have from test customers, on and on and on and on, what are my unique set of resources, I would also think about what is my unique timing”…[Listen for More]
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Maria Meyers is passionate about entrepreneurship and the power it has to do good—for local economies, communities and individuals.
“Before you get started really understand the market and the way to do that is to ask your potential customers for advice well before starting the business, ask about 200 of them, that sounds like a big number but if you can’t find 200 of them then you probably don’t have a business. Once you get customers you just have to get ready to shift with the market because these market are changing all the time”…[Listen for More]
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Yulia Stark is a passionate entrepreneur, author, public speaker and the founder of “FAB academy”. She was born in Siberia and raised in Belgium, studied Business Management, worked as a Private Banker in Brussels and Geneva. Yulia Helped start-ups grow their business abroad and worked as a business coach before starting FAB academy, where she helps women breakthrough. As a mother of 2 beautiful kids, wife of a gorgeous man, and a woman who does not want to settle for less than “amazing”, she took every chance to grow as a businesswoman and as an individual. She has failed before, lost everything and learned a lot, and then Rebuilt it all, but now even more authentic, from the heart and with a bigger vision on how to change the world into a better, more connected place. Her mission is to help women embody their full feminine potential, to build a business they love, where money is the result of the efforts, and where you live a life by your own terms and conditions. Don’t choose, don’t want to settle for less. As a business coach, she realized that often women have different challenges than men in building their business, being a parent, a life partner and a woman. That was the reason that FAB academy was founded - for women who won't settle for less. For women who want to live a balanced life, building a business based on their passions, who strive for freedom in every aspect of their lives. This is possible for women if they recognize their feminine power, become more mindful and do not forget: your head is at the service of your heart. For Yulia, Feminine entrepreneurship means being mindful - pace, feel, connect and act.
“Slow down and you’ll see that life is amazing, you’ll see much more opportunities when you stop running. Slow down and tune into that gut feeling and it will give you the right answers”…[Listen for More]
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Carrie Greene is a speaker, best-selling author, and business coach. Carrie spent fifteen years on Wall Street in marketing and product. She started her business shortly after 9/11. Carrie is an expert in marketing, sales, and the mindset necessary to be a successful entrepreneur.
“You are worth so much more than you think you are, don’t be afraid to do what you’re doing and ask for money. Stop waiting, stop waiting for 17 more certificate certifications and people to bless what you’re doing”…[Listen for More]
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Chris Richards is a Practical Psychology Specialist and International Speaker, helping female entrepreneurs enjoy a successful business that they love! With his unique skills in Psychology and Hypnosis, he shows how to get the best from your own mind, as well as, how to emotionally connect and attract ideal clients.
“Not doubting yourself so much, a lot of entrepreneurial life is about making new decisions, doing things that other people haven’t done yet. Theres a strange conflict that is created inside entrepreneurs between ego or the desire to be bigger versus self controlling part of you, which is part of everybody, that says, should I have done that, am I asking too much of my team. Try not to doubt yourself so much”…[Listen for More]
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Vishal Agarwal is the bestselling author of Give to Get. As a senior leader, he has navigated corporate life for the past 24 years and has served as a top 500 global executive for General Electric and as a senior Partner at Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC).
“Be the lion, if you think about life, I always say there are only 2 types of people in your career life, a lion or a goat. If you think about what a lion does, a lion is regal, it doesn’t roar for no reason, a lion doesn’t yip yap, a lion is not restless, a lion is confident. On the other hand if you think about a goat, a goat is always restless, always bleats, always runs around, and when it comes time to slaughtering that goat, a goat’s head will always go down, when you’re tranquilizing a lion to move from African jungle or African wilderness to safari for veterinary reasons or whatever, you’ll always see the lion and the body of the lion move back, that shows the DNA of those 2 animals, which one do you want to be, a lion or a goat”…[Listen for More]
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Krysti Turznik is a motivational speaker, author, and life coach. Her book Mindset Magic: Using Scientific & Spiritual Principles to Create Your Life is a #1 best seller, and has been endorsed by Michael Bernard Beckwith. She holds a Master Degree in Metaphysics, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, and she is also an ordained minister, and a consulting hypnotist who has been helping people improve their lives for nearly two decades. She healed a medically-diagnosed heart condition through mindset and inner work; today she helps people connect to their authentic selves. Through mindset, motivation, and meditation she shows them how to create an inspired life that speaks to their soul and has meaning and value. She lives in Wisconsin, USA with her husband, daughter, and four cats.
“You are here for a purpose, that you’re on purpose. You matter, your business matters. Believe in those things that light you up, fill you with tremendous joy and know that you are the only person that can bring your business forward in the particular and unique way that you can allow that business to come to life”…[Listen for More]
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Alan David Horowitz currently serves as the fourth generation clothier and owner of Alan David Custom, a business originally started by his great grandfather in 1926 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and later taken over by his grandfather Moe Ginsburg. His grandfather was a well-respected figure in the New York retail industry for decades, which was instilled in Alan at a young age. Having spent summers and winter breaks working at his grandfather’s store, Alan took a strong interest in the clothing business from the beginning. While he did attend college and worked as an accountant for Deloitte & Touche for two years, Alan knew that his passion was in the family business. Alan strived to endure the family tradition of owning a successful retail business, which ultimately led him to open his New York City workshop, Alan David Custom. His approach to starting a business offering high-end, luxury, customized suits has proven successful over the years. Alan’s success is backed by his company’s four generations of expertise in measuring, pattern making and tailoring.
“Just be ready to switch gears, have a strategy, but have an alternate strategy, everybody would be an entrepreneur if everybody’s idea worked all the time, you get into business, there’s going to be changes, changes in the market place, changes in the demographic so just be ready to shift on a dime, have a plan, have an alternate plan”…[Listen for More]
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Paul Altero was always interested in the restaurant industry, working for Pizzeria Uno, Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, Nordstrom’s restaurant division and Johnny Rockets. It was during his time with Johnny Rockets that Paul was inspired to launch his own burrito concept. Teaming up with his colleague and friend Bill Hart, the duo launched Bubbakoo’s Burritos in Point Pleasant, NJ in 2008. Today, Paul serves as the co-owner and co-founder of the brand, which has nearly 20 locations throughout New Jersey.
“When you get into this, it’s not going to be as easy as you think it is more often than not, it’s going to take a certain amount of, you’re going to have to have some tough skin, there’s going to be times you’re going to have highs you’re going to have lows and if you think it’s going to take you 2 years to be where you’re at it’s probably going to take you 4 years or 5”…[Listen for More]
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