Joan Sotkin helps entrepreneurs and practitioners experience freedom from struggle personally, professionally, and financially. She is THE expert when it comes to understanding how emotions learned in early childhood can affect a person's business and financial outcomes. Thousands have benefited from her groundbreaking book Build Your Money Muscles: and her ongoing support programs.
“Don’t worry. Let go of the worry. Whatever you’re doing is fine, whatever you’re learning today is helping you to become who you’re becoming. I don’t see things as good or bad, they just are. If you don’t like what’s going on do something different. But don’t judge yourself, just keep on trucking and know that whatever you’re doing learn from it and move on. It’s really hard to die, just keep going, and when the fear comes up understand that’s not reality, it’s just your amygdale telling you not to change, and you have to learn to control that fear response because it doesn’t accomplish anything”...[Listen for More]
Nicole Holland loves helping entrepreneurs build profitable online businesses that excite & inspire them through her private & group mentoring and also her coaching programs. She also Hosts The Business Building Rockstars Show. Nicole believes there’s no “right” way to do anything unless it feels good to you.
“Really know your why, what’s most important to you. The what can change every day, you don’t have to change stuck in the what as long as you know the why”...[Listen for More]
Clarke Allen dreamed of having his own business in his hometown of Charlotte. He had no idea that his company would become one of the most sought after event design and production companies in the Southeast. His entrepreneurial spirit led to him founding a series of businesses over the last 21 years. In 2013, Clarke pulled all his companies together under the flagship Clarke Allen®, an award winning, multi-million dollar company producing over 250 programs each year. His impressive reputation has attracted clients such as the Carolina Panthers, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Samaritan’s Feet International, Preston Bailey, David Tutera, Will Ferrell, the Steve Smith Family Foundation, the late Dr. Maya Angelou, and Oprah Winfrey.
“Dare greatly, just do it, I hear so many people say I’m going to be an entrepreneur. Just do it, there’s no time like the present, there’s no perfect time. I think if an entrepreneur will just take small steps, even if it’s in their basement, as I said, go shadow, watch other entrepreneurs in the industry you’re interested in. I would say, put yourself in the arena, and dare greatly”...[Listen for More]
After burning out as an Executive in Corporate America, Kathy Perry chose to start her own business and works with Business Owners to maximize every dollar spent in Marketing to get more clients and more orders, using today's available social media technology at a fraction of the cost of traditional media.
“Hire a coach and don’t go it alone, because you need to have support from other people”...[Listen for More]
Interior designer Anouska Lancasteris the founder of Noushka Design. With a background of being trained as an artist, Anouska is a gifted individual with an impressive portfolio of projects and awards to her name. As one of the most talented professionals in the business; Anouska has an uncompromising skill for drawing out the very best qualities of your property and dusting them with her effortless style, class and taste.
“Surround yourself with positive people and have a great team of people around you. When I’m with upbeat and positive people, it’s contagious, it’s impossible to feel negative. It’s also a confidence boost to have people around you that believe in you, that share your goals and are happy for your successes. If you surround yourself with people who are jealous or who want you to fail, I believe you will, because it’s a lot easier to believe the negative, and I’ve found that so true being an entrepreneur. Don’t let there be room for negativity in your mindset, hang on to the positive, be positive and it will make a difference. It’s so much more fun being around positive people, if you hang around naysayers and toxic people; it will rub off on you. You don’t have to completely cut these people out of your life but time is precious. Go for lunch with people who are inspiring and cheer you up and get you ready for the next day because they’re the people you want to be with”...[Listen for More]
Sally Arnold is a former professional flautist, and ‘Head of Corporate Giving’ for The Australian Ballet. She has in the past 10 years leveraged all her business, arts and psychotherapy skills to specialise in coaching people over the age of 40 who are stuck in their careers. Her business ‘Creating Encores’ has won many awards for their innovative coaching programs. And she launched her book ‘Creating Encores’ in NYC in 2014.
“Don’t give up and make sure you have really good friends outside the area you’re working in, there are times where you need to sit down and have a cry or a few whines. You need to have people that are there to support you even if they don’t understand what you’re doing, it just helps to be able to talk it through. Also just really challenge yourself, are you playing small and being easy on yourself? Because it’s amazing what we can do and where we can take ourselves when we are challenged. Quite often when we go out of our comfort zones, it’s amazing what we can do”...[Listen for More]
Dean Salakas is the Chief Party Dude at The Party People. The Party People is a party supplies retailer based in Sydney Australia.
“If you’re not passionate, it’s not worth pursuing. In business you constantly get setbacks along the way, and if you don’t love what you do, no sane person will put up with a situation with not much return, so you have to be passionate and do what it takes to succeed. Then you might have a chance of being in that 5% of businesses that succeed”...[Listen for More]
Jacqui is the author of 'Book Blueprint: How any entrepreneur can write an awesome book' and the founder of Grammar Factory, a publishing company that helps entrepreneurs write and produce books that boost their businesses.
“Start small and test your idea before you quit your day job or put in a lot of money. Listen to feedback from the market, just because you think something is a good idea doesn’t mean they will. Your clients are also the ones who will lead to business growth, the questions they ask will trigger you to make new products and services, so listen to them and you’ll do well”...[Listen for More]
Holly Hurd is the founder of VentureMom.com, a web platform and national movement devoted to assisting moms in starting their own businesses. Over the last 5 years she has profiled over 250 VentureMoms making her uniquely qualified to speak on entrepreneurship for start-ups. Holly created the VentureMom Marketplace to promote mom-owned businesses by showcasing and selling the products and services of many of the moms she covers. Holly and VentureMom have received coverage in numerous publications, radio and television venues, on line and off, locally and nationally. A complete list can be found on VentureMom.com. Holly has become a sought after speaker for numerous women's groups, entrepreneurship gatherings and charity events.
“Build your business around something you’re really passionate about”...[Listen for More]
Jim is best known internationally as ‘The Newsletter Guru’ and creator of No Hassle Newsletters, the ultimate ‘done-for-you’ newsletter. Jim Palmer is a marketing and business building expert and in demand coach. He is the founder of the Dream Business Academy and Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind Program.
“Create celebrity expertise for yourself. Market yourself aggressively every single day and don’t worry about what other people think of you”...[Listen for More]
Jasmine Powers is the Founder + CMO of J Powers Marketing & Publicity, an event marketing agency that produces events for the technology, education and beauty sectors. Her latest seminar, Think Like An Agency, teaches tech challenged entrepreneurs how to leverage social media and strategic partnerships for marketing, media and sales.
“Never stop learning. Never stop trying to find ways to make your business better. Don’t get complacent, you have to be hungry and want more. You want to improve your processes, your clients and the offerings you have, to go global. Just never stop learning and finding out how to make your experience in your business a much better one than it is right now”...[Listen for More]
Jeffrey Lipsius has been a sales trainer for over 30 years. His new book, “Selling To The Point” introduces a new way to improve salesperson performance. Salespeople trained by Jeffrey have great customer relationships, enjoy selling more, and have cumulatively sold over 2 Billion dollars worth of product.
“Learn how to find good people, don’t try to do everything yourself. Learn how to spend time with someone and tell if they’re going to be the right person to help you out, rather than struggling to do something on your own. As much as possible learn to work as a team with other people, and trust the perspectives of other people”...[Listen for More]
Mary is a Business Growth Strategist and Speaker who works with ambitious entrepreneurs who are too busy to grow, and helps them double their incomes and get their lives back. Mary’s entrepreneurial journey includes successful careers in Real Estate, business-to-business Networking Events and now Business Coaching. Recently a health crisis forced Mary to completely start over and revamp her business, and from the systems she created to weather the storm, she tripled her income while cutting her work hours in half. She teaches audiences and clients the same systems she credits for her current success.
“Don’t worry about it being perfect. Find your audience, find out what they are looking to buy, craft an understanding of what you are going to sell, and then sell it to them. Take the money then deliver; you still have to deliver if it’s not perfect. Turn out a product that has the basics, get it on the market and see if people are going to buy it. You want to develop things people buy, not things people say oh that’s a great idea, if they aren’t pulling out their credit card to buy it you don’t have good market information”...[Listen for More]
Theresa Bradley-Banta is a multi-award winning real estate investing mentor, writer and speaker. She is an active real estate investor and experienced asset manager and owner-operator of single-family rentals, multifamily properties and international single-family development projects from $50K to greater than $9M.
“Don’t be afraid of where a new path might take you. It’s important to set goals but it’s also important to realise they may be met in ways you never pictured. So get trained in something you love, get into action, you don’t have to have the answer for what you want to do, so don’t be afraid of a new path, but become proficient at one or two things that you have a passion for”...[Listen for More]
Randi Busse (Bus-ee) is a Customer Service Speaker, Trainer and Author of "Turning Rants Into Raves: Turn Your Customers On Before They Turn On YOU!" She is the President of Workforce Development Group, Inc., a training organization that specializes in improving the customer experience, increasing customer retention, maximizing revenue and creating a culture of ownership among employees.
“Follow your passion and never stop learning and growing as an individual and as a business owner”...[Listen for More]
Wendy Lipton-Dibner is a multiple-time bestselling author & internationally-recognized authority on business development through impact strategy & ethical influence. President of Professional Impact, Wendy has presented at the U.S. Senate, delivered thousands of programs for corporate, healthcare, entrepreneurial & non-profit organizations, & is a trusted advisor to executives, doctors & top influencers worldwide.
“Focus on impact. All the data shows without exception if you focus on impact and do it strategically the money will come. So forget about the money, focus on impact, so that you can do what you were born to bring the world. If you get all focused on making money you won’t have the life you wanted. I learned the hard way by watching my mother pass away at 59 that life is far too short to settle for less than you truly want in business or in life. So you have to wake up each morning and look in the mirror and ask yourself one question; are you making the impact you want to be making? If not do something that day to make your impact happen”...[Listen for More]
Kathy Fettkeis passionate about helping people create real wealth — which she defines as having the freedom and the money to live life on your own terms. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Real Wealth Network, a California based real estate investment group with over 16,000 members. She specializes in helping people create passive monthly cash flow by investing in income-producing assets like real estate. Kathy is an active real estate investor herself, with properties ranging from single family rental homes, to commercial buildings, to large land development projects. She is a licensed real estate agent and former mortgage broker, which has helped her understand and teach the power of leverage.
“Just stay focused, get people who are better than you at certain things and let them do that, empower others to be entrepreneurs. They may not want to run a company but let them run their little part, but that will only happen if they really feel like they have ownership which might be profit sharing or bonuses. So we don’t have to check on our employees because we use Basecamp and have goals and if everyone reaches them everyone has a huge celebration. So everyone’s on board helping each other reach them because they want to. So that’s how you succeed, you can’t do it on your own, you need to hire the best so you can do what you do best”...[Listen for More]
Greg Chambers is the founder of his sales consultancy business, Chambers Pivot Industries. He helps companies create sales-and-marketing practices that are a perfect fit for their cultures. Greg is an entrepreneur and authored the business thriller, “The Legend of Mad Gringo.” His next book is “The Human Being’s Guide to Business Growth.”
“Put yourself into the future, once you see where you want to get to, start with your must haves, break down your nice to haves, and then address risks. And go with your gut.”
A military veteran, Michelle joined the fire department at age 35, despite her petite 5-foot-4 frame. She was determined to pursue her dreams, which now include helping others to do the same. Michelle has spent 15 years working in the field of preventative medicine --- an experience that has spurred her to emphasize the importance of good health as she works to inspire and motivate others to pursue their passions in life. Michelle Dutro is a certified Biofeedback Instructor and Supervisor and a certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach. She has Certifications which also include; Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Nidra (guided meditation), Homeopathy, Feng Shui, and she is Wellness Consultant and has many other holistic wellness certifications.
“Really wrap your head around the fact that it isn’t seeing is believing. It’s believing is seeing. You have to believe that any dream is possible and you are capable of making any dream come true, but it starts with believing, that this is possible for you, and the universe will conspire for that exact thing to happen. Literally get out of your own way, think the right thoughts, let the universe have the things show up that you need, and then take action on it”...[Listen for More]
Joe Calloway is a business author, consultant and speaker on helping entrepreneurs develop leadership and improve performance.
Joe is the Executive in Residence at the Belmont University Center for Entrepreneurship, and is an investor in, and advisor to start-up companies including a snowboard manufacturing company and a concert promotion company.
“Where is the value, what is the value you are creating for your customers? Are you doing something you enjoy, that you are really good at, are you truly skilled at this? Is it something you do better than most of your competitors? Who’s going to pay you for it, and how you will you find that market? We have to be able to identify people who will see value and pay for it. A lot of entrepreneurs fall in love with their idea and leave out the value component. Value you is defined not by you, but by the marketplace”...[Listen for More]
Jessica Rhodes is the founder and CEO of Interview Connections, the premier source for booking outstanding podcast guests. The Interview Connections team of Booking Agents works with podcasters to find and book guests for their shows. They also represent dozens of highly qualified guest experts to connect them with podcast hosts for interviews. Jessica is the host of the hit weekly web TV show, Interview Connections TV, she’s the host of the Rhodes to Success podcast and she is the co-host of The Podcast Producers, a ten episode audio series selected by Apple as a “How to Podcast” show in iTunes. Jessica is a regular speaker at Dream Business Academy and has shared the stage with dozens of top podcasters at Podcast Movement and Podcast New England. Jessica is married and is the proud mom to a very busy toddler named Nathan, and baby Lucy.
"Work with a business coach or mentor to shortcut your growth, and help you get to where you need to go"...[Listen for More]
Jeff Williams is the CEO of Bizstarters.com, a business startup coaching company specializing in clients over age 50. Over the past twenty five years Jeff and his team o expert coaches have guided more than 4.000 individuals through the business launch process. Bizstarters.com was selected as "The Best Entrepreneurial Guide for People over 50".
"Don’t be afraid to share, you will almost always get back more than you give you. Secondly you need to have a spiritual mission that runs in parallel with your financial one. You need to give back, I try to give at least 5 hours a week volunteering to charitable enterprises, and money too, it’s really important I think. You can get completely overwhelmed, particularly in your first five years, and all you’re thinking about is the business and that’s all you’re working on. You have to diversify your life from the beginning and you have to work hard to do that"...[Listen for More]
Scott, Ashley, and their three children live in Bluffton, SC (outside of Hilton Head) where Scott founded and leads The On Purpose Group LLC doing business under the trade name Business On Purpose: a business coaching, training, and strategy group that works to help small
business owners and organizational leaders to uncover what they cannot see in three primary ways: a) development and implementation of organizational Vision, Mission, and Values, b) systematizing and automating business systems so owners can work ON their business and less time IN their business, and c) he leads virtual Business On Purpose Mastermind groups where business owners and organizational leaders meet weekly to uncover and implement the things they cannot see.
“Vision story. Go back, articulate it, write it down, so that those who read it may run”...[Listen for More]
In 2011, Andy become a member of the Pinnacle Society, a prestigious consortium of the top 75 recruiters in the country. Andy received a Master’s degeee in Counseling Psychology after spending 3 years in social services. He transitioned into business, spending 10 years in the Telecommunications field where he won numerous sales awards including being in the Gold Club for 5 consecutive years and Salesman of the Year in 1997 and 1998.
His passion for competitive sports and his psychology background provide a unique blend of competitiveness and people skills which has influenced how he works. To help clients win the competitive wars by assessing, training and developing people towards greater productivity.
“Be prepared to know you’re going to have highs and lows. How are you going to handle those? The quicker you can get yourself out of the lows to perform is going to make a difference to whether you’re successful or not successful”...[Listen for More]
Kelly Roach is the host of the top rated podcast Unstoppable Success Radio, an International best-selling author, and the CEO of Kelly Roach Coaching. As a former NFL Cheerleader and Fortune 500 Executive where she was promoted 7 times in 8 years, Kelly brings a powerful combination of proven and profitable business growth strategies coupled with the mindset, wellness and productivity practices required to help entrepreneurs build a profitable business around a life they absolutely love.
“Keep it simple. Have fun. Keep everything in perspective. Stay grateful. Keep learning"...[Listen for More]