One Valentine’s Day, Lenny Verkhoglaz and his wife Mila were asked to care for their elderly neighbor because her daughter was out of town. Mila and Lenny realized the growing need for caregivers and decided to launch Executive Home Care - one of the leading home healthcare franchises. Today, Lenny serves as the co-founder and CEO of the brand, which has over 20 locations in 10 states.
“Ability to anticipate changes and adapt with them, we know that the world changes quickly, if you don’t anticipate changes, don’t adapt to them, you fall behind. Become a team builder, bring on strong managers who will actually grow the business and bring the business forward”…[Listen for More]
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Jennifer James is a successful entrepreneur who is currently CEO of plus size athleisure/activewear line Active Ego. In 2014, James launched Active Ego with the mission to develop a line of athletic and lifestyle apparel that provides options for curvy women who are underserved in the market place.
“Don’t give up. There’s going to be headache, there’s going to be some crying days, there’s going to be some great days, you’re going to have more bad days than good days. Just think of this journey as getting healthy, from somebody who’s not really 100% healthy to healthy it takes a lot to get there, it doesn’t happen overnight”…[Listen for More]
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Bailey Richert is a business coach who helps individuals launch profitable online enterprises as “infopreneurs”: respected experts in their fields creating value and generating income by sharing their life experience, knowledge and passions with others in a manner that supports their ideal lifestyles.
“If you’re really struggling with like what to call your business , really, these days a personal brand is where it’s at and it’s where the market is going. People want to do business human to human so unless you have a very absurd name that’s very very difficult to pronounce or very hard to spell I would definitely consider using your own name as your personal brand”…[Listen for More]
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Alison Donaghey is a Cause and Effect Strategist, Speaker, Author and Radio Host. It is her mission to empower and activate people to Think Opposite; To suspend their belief; Consider the opposite: Proceed with perspective. To better their lives, businesses, and the planet because an unexamined perspective is a deadly virus.
“Trust who you are and what you have to offer. Don’t let other people decide who you are and how you’re supposed to present your magic stuff”…[Listen for More]
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Zander Fryer is a former IT Account Executive turned entrepreneur, certified success coach, and business consultant. He’s also the co-author of “Mastering the Art of Success” with New York Times #1 bestselling author Jack Canfield. Zander is an expert in the areas of entrepreneurship and self-development, and works with clients on earning a 6-figure income around their passions through his program, Sh*t You Don't Learn in College.
“Somebody asked me how I was able to get to where I am now in such a short amount of time and my intuitive response was I’m not afraid to break stuff so I think that that would be my biggest piece of advice to entrepreneurs would be don’t be afraid to break stuff, that’s what this world needs. This world needs people that are not afraid to break things because out of that, you can’t be afraid to break some eggs if you want to make an omelette. Out of breaking things you’re going to come out with better things”…[Listen for More]
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Today we are speaking with Anni Keffer, is a nationally recognized educator, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who is passionate about youth leadership.Her new book is: Leadership Built On Why: A Guide for Young Adults.
“This journey is going to be a hard one but it’s going to be a really rewarding one. Be ok with crazy amounts of failing. Be ok with it not looking perfect or how you envisioned when you started. Just remind yourself of why you do what you do and who in the end you want to impact through your business” …[Listen for More]
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John Asher is CEO of a sales advisory services company. In his navy career, he managed a $2 billion submarine program. In his second career, he co-founded an engineering company that grew at 42% per year for 14 straight years. His current business has provided sales workshops in 22 countries.
“Read books. We’re in the age of disruption and change is fundamental, embracing change is fundamental. Continuous learning is obvious too, you’ve got to figure out how to get new information, whether it’s as you said before, podcasts or whether you’re reading books as you’re jogging, online books or on your kindle on the airplane whatever. You got to do it to stay up”…[Listen for More]
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Ian Dickson is an International Business Speaker & Multi Award Winning Business Coach. For the last 14 years he has been sharing his thoughts, strategies, concepts, and ideas to business audiences around the world. Ian is always upbeat, positive, and interesting to listen to, his content is guaranteed on point and relevant for business today.
“It didn’t happen for me until I was 44, and it was forced upon me I was made redundant so I then had to make a choice about what I was going to do. Really important thing to know is that trying to force it is a waste of time, try different things because ultimately the different things that you try will always add value when you find your thing, it won’t ever be wasted”…[Listen for More]
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Ira Gostin launched his storytelling career as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, honing his newsroom intuition to eventually and effectively brand a company’s external communications. After having his photos featured in the world’s top publications and later for many Fortune 500 companies, Ira retired from photography, earned his MBA and began career number two where he oversaw investor relations and corporate communications for a multi-national, publicly traded company. He coordinated shareholder engagement for over $1 billion in financing through an IPO, equity raises, and acquisitions while leading the team. In 2016 he started 120 West Strategic Communications, combining his entrepreneurial spirit and passion with corporate storytelling and strategy. Ira is a true entrepreneur with several successful start-ups under his belt and in addition to 120 West, he and his wife Erin also operate a property business. Ira and his family live in Reno, Nevada, at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains and can be found regularly at Lake Tahoe when he is not traveling the world for clients.
“Effective communications is the voice of success. Tell your story, be accurate, be brief, be clear but tell the story of your business and push that forward, use the tools that we have these days to tell your story”…[Listen for More]
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Paul Galvin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SG Blocks, Inc., a leading innovator and designer of container-based structures. Founded in 2007 and listed on the Nasdaq in June 2017, SG Blocks utilizes code-engineered cargo shipping containers to construct and provide safe, strong and green structures and environments.
“Stay the course, even when its hard, it’ll be worth it”…[Listen for More]
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Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, advisor and marketer who Forbes recently called, “one entrepreneur today that every marketer should be modelling,” while Inc. describes him as, “a savvy marketing strategist.” He’s won a number of international business awards, started companies in varying industries from Telecommunications to eCommerce, and even sold Australia’s version of the Yankee Stadium, the MCG, for under $500 at the age of 21.
“Have a roadmap of some description whether it’s The Lean start-up, Growth hacking. Have some sort of frame work that you can continue to follow because I think a lot of entrepreneurs; it’s so easy to get distracted by your next idea, your last idea, the notebook you picked up on the weekend that you wrote on 2 years ago that has a good idea and you go oh I should do that one”…[Listen for More]
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Jessica Honegger is an award-winning social entrepreneur with a passion for catalyzing others to step outside their comfort zones and live lives of purpose. Jessica is the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, a fast-growing company dedicated to designing and selling an inspired collection of jewelry and accessories made by Artisans in vulnerable communities.
“Go scared, don’t let fear hold you back, don’t let perfectionism hold you back. Quit comparing your journey to someone else’s journey. Focus on your why and make sure that your why is creating value and bringing love and joy and hope into the world and you will be driven to not quit which will ultimately lead you to success”…[Listen for More]
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Jacqueline Nwokeji-Ani is a transformational leader & career coach, lecturer, international award winning inspirational speaker and also an author and writer. As well as that she is a fellow member of the School of Social Entrepreneurs. Her mission is to empower others to fulfill their life’s purpose. As a sought after speaker her listed messages include, The Empowered Woman, The True Source of Wealth, 5 Steps to Success and Pain to Purpose to name but a few. With over 14 years’ experience in HR and Recruitment Selection in the City of London, Jacqueline set up her own Recruitment Consultancy specialising in placing people within the Management field. Through this experience, she realised that she had a passion to encourage, motivate, empower and inspire those who discovered that they were in the wrong careers and stayed out of lack of confidence in their acquired capabilities and fear of changing, she re trained as an Adult Literacy Lecturer to teach and motivate people to identify their gifts, discover their purpose and fulfil it in the midst of barriers that may pose as a threat to their success. Jacqueline admonishes that barriers are opportunities of success when turned around on its head. Jacqueline has been featured and interviewed on several media networks discussing the work she does with women nationally and internationally, some of which also includes her resources. Such networks include Ben TV, OH TV, Revelations TV, Premier Radio to name but a few. Her books include “The Widow’s Jar of Oil – Knowing What You have to Get Out of DEBT”, Your Talent is Your Wealth and her most recent title “Being Single to be Married – Preparing Yourself for a Purpose Driven Marriage, all have an underlying message and that is to fulfil divine purpose.
“Humility is the best way to progress. Sometimes as entrepreneurs we forget where we come from and sometimes the things that we go through in life is to keep us humble because in that humility that’s where progress is. The more we’re humbled the more we can see things around us that we would not necessarily see or we can be reminded of where we come from because there’s someone else who can just put out there hand and just say listen you know what I need to give you a hand up”…[Listen for More]
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Katrina Sawa is known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear, turning their inspiration and ideas into smooth-running, money making businesses. Katrina is the creator of the JumpStart Your Marketing® System, award-winning speaker and author of Love Yourself Successful.
“You just have to get started and stop settling for what you think you need to be doing or what you think you can make and go bigger, go bigger and just learn how. The how is the only thing that’s stopping you for the most part for most people”…[Listen for More]
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Dorothy-Inez Del Tufo, is a Confidence and Presence Coach for high-achieving, God-centered women Coaches, Leaders and Experts who are ready to own their shine and be a celebrity in their industry online and in video. Her unique method of coaching combines, spirituality, image consulting, speaking skills and a touch of “glam” to empower her clients to organically attract their ideal clients and abundance by simply being the stars they were born to be.
“Don’t get caught up in people’s promises to help you. Oh I’m going to help you create 10K or 6 figures. Don’t get caught up in that, make sure that you have your foundations in place before you go jumping in at that level. Do your research on coaches, I can’t tell you how many people I talk to that are gun shy about working with a coach and a big part of that is not doing their research. Ask questions and be sure to get referrals to find out what’s their success rate in working with people.”…[Listen for More]
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Howard Partridge is an international business coach, #1 Amazon.com bestselling author and in-demand conference speaker. He grew up on welfare, started his first business out of the trunk of his car and transformed it into a multimillion dollar, turnkey enterprise. He has owned 9 small businesses, and for two decades has helped small business owners revolutionize their businesses and have more freedom in their lives. His new book is The Power of Community: How Phenomenal Leaders Inspire Their Teams, Wow Their Customers, and Make Bigger Profits.
“Understand that the one and only reason that your business exists is to be a vehicle to help you achieve your life goals. Some entrepreneurs that really want to do some big things say no no no the reason my business exists is to solve this problem in the world, that is true but that is reason, that’s something internal in you, that’s part of your life goals. You see I want to make a difference in people’s lives and I understand that my businesses, those are vehicles to help me make a difference in the lives of others.”…[Listen for More]
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For over 4 decades, Debra Poneman, bestselling author, founder of Yes to Success Seminars, and co-founder of Your Year or Miracles mentoring program, has provided the blueprint for thousands to create lives beyond their wildest dreams. Her students have become renowned transformational leaders, millionaires, billionaires—even household names—and have learned to live lives of true and lasting success.
“Don’t share your favourite ideas with the discouragement committee because they’re going to take the wind out of your sails and you need all the wind you can get so be careful with who you’re sharing your ideas”…[Listen for More]
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Tricia Brouk is an award winning director. She also writes and choreographs for theater, film and television. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her expertise to the art of public speaking. She's the executive producer of TEDx Lincoln Square and has choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro's Romance and Cigarettes, where she was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert. And the series she directed, Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. She's written two musicals, a play, a sitcom pilot, and a feature film. The documentary short she directed and produced This Dinner is Full was the official selection at The New York Women in Film and Television Short Festival. Tricia also hosts The Big Talk, a podcast on iTunes, where she interviews people who talk for a living.
“Ask for help when you need it and give yourself a clear cut off at the end of the day because we can work 24/7 and it’s important that you also give yourself free time”…[Listen for More]
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Due to a lack of focus, Lyman Montgomery missed out on some great business opportunities and faced many setbacks until he decided to do something different. He learned to clear his mind and focus his energies on eliminating his debilitating beliefs and within a few weeks, he saw dramatic results; that was over twelve years ago. The key to his success was having a life coach and learning how to build a long-term relationship that balanced work and family. He also helps others to recognize the difference between life counseling (uncovering emotional issues) and personal coaching. Life Coaching, Relationship Coaching, Wellness Coaching, and Career Coaching are designed to help you develop a plan to achieve focused-driven results. Since then becoming a certified lifestyle coach and Master Level NLP Practitioner (American Union of NLP) he has accomplished a lot. President of Focused Driven Lifestyle Coaching, LLC, a well sought-after conference speaker, consultant, and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author. He's been featured in several magazines such as Business Innovator Magazine and is the recipient of the prestigious Best Presenter and the Empowered Leader Award. He is the proud father of two sons, Cameron and Destin
“It’s ok to make mistakes, it’s what you learn from those mistakes and how fast you can recover from them mistakes. What I see is people afraid to make any mistakes, they think they have to be perfect so they get into the place of paralysis or they don’t do anything they’re frozen. If you understand that if I make a mistake, I have to be able to quickly recover from the mistake, and the truth of the matter is all of us in life are going to make mistakes, its part of life. The only difference between someone who makes a huge mistake versus someone who makes a small mistake has to do with impact and it has to do with recovery time”…[Listen for More]
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Featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc, and Business Insider, Amanda Abella has created an online community where millennials can learn how to make money online and actually enjoy their financial journeys. Her ever growing community is currently made up of over 30,000 individuals across social media and email subscriber channels. The world’s fascination with money – and her own need to learn about healthy financial habits – led her to start her career as a freelance writer who focused on financial topics in 2010. Since then her company has expanded to creating content marketing and financial education courses for companies like Credit Karma, Santander and Discover. In 2014, Amanda launched her Amazon bestselling book, Make Money Your Honey: A Spirited Entrepreneur’s Guide to Having a Love Affair with Work & Money which has been featured in Yahoo! Finance and Seventeen Magazine.
“Stop trying to be perfect and figure everything out before you take action”…[Listen for More]
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John Abbasnezhad has been a Serial Entrepreneur since the Age of 22. His current business are an online business and a Crypto Mining business.
“Don’t have analysis paralysis, you’ve got to spend some time thinking and getting clear on what you want and you’ve got to spend some time getting a mentor but when you’re clear, just take action, I know again it’s a cliché thing, just do it, it’s amazing how many people just paralyse themselves with over thinking things and fear, worrying about doing the wrong thing”…[Listen for More]
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Created by Quinton Yeldell, a southern podiatrist, and his business savvy belle (Krystle Ford), Southern Hospitality is an Indianapolis, Indiana-based natural foot care line that focuses on preventative care-all with a southern charm. Their products are foot-focused but are appropriate for use over the entire body.
“Great leaders should also be great followers if that makes sense, you should realise that just because you’re in charge you don’t always have all of the answers, you’re not always right. You should associate with great people, let them shine, let them show their level of expertise and be willing to follow them when the time is right. You can still be the overseer, make the final call but you have to humble yourself to the point where you understand that these people bring something to the table as well”…[Listen for More]
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Karen Brown is an author, ultra-endurance athlete, speaker, business psychology coach and CEO of Velocity Leadership Consulting, a business psychology executive coaching company offering business psychology and transformational coaching to CEOs, executives and managers who are pursuing greater results in their professional and personal lives.
“Learn all you can about yourself, your behaviour, in terms of how you work and don’t work and then align that with the results you want to create. It’s like me saying earlier I don’t get into the granularity of things, I’m not a detailed person, I can force myself to be but it takes a lot of energy and it’s at the expense of other things, I’m more of a visionary big thinker kind of person so if that’s my behaviour then I’ve learned to surround myself with people that are the opposite, that have the opposite skill as a strength because that’s going to align me with the skills that I want to create”…[Listen for More]
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Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising and coaching, Marty Cagan served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, and eBay.
“It’s all about your product. Nothing else matters unless you come up with a product that your customers actually want to buy and will work for your business, that’s where you need to focus and in order to make that product succeed you’ve gotta tackle your risks and know what the risks are and tackle them aggressively”…[Listen for More]
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Todd D Palmer is the collaborative business advisor and CEO of Extraordinary Advisors (EA). Simply put, Extraordinary Advisors (EA) helps business leaders Get S#!t Done. As the CEO of a 6-time INC 5000 company, Todd knows that business success begins and ends with people. People make all of the business decisions regarding strategy, execution, cash and staff. Todd isn’t happy until his clients trust themselves as leaders, AND their decisions. He won’t rest until teams trust the leaders AND each other. He knows they’ve nailed it when CEOs and their leadership teams take action towards high-level achievement, resulting in clients that trust the company. (Read: more sales, more profits, more partnerships.)
“You need to find your tribe, as an entrepreneur you’re already one of the crazy ones, you’re already different than most of the people you’re going to interact with who have jobs who aren’t looking to start a company. For me my tribe is EO, we’ve grown up together as entrepreneurs, we’ve seen part of our group get married, get divorced, have children, start a business, lose a business, close a business, go through lawsuits, make a lot of money, lose a lot of money and we have a cohesion within the group that we can be real, authentic, invulnerable to a level that is typically not found in normal society because entrepreneurs we carry a lot of responsibility”…[Listen for More]
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