Dr Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is an internationally renowned hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. Dr. Badia graduated from Cornell University and completed his medical degree at NYU. He served as the worldwide president of ISSPORTH and co-founded the globally recognized Miami Anatomical Research and Training Center (M.A.R.C.) and The Surgery Center at Doral, an elite state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center. After years of a successful medical career and a prestigious speaking legacy, he saw a need for specialized orthopedic urgent care centers to efficiently assess and treat a range of orthopedic and sports injuries and founded OrthoNOW®, the only network of orthopedic urgent care centers in the country. Each OrthoNOW® has a team of orthopedic specialists on staff that treat broken bones, sprains, torn ligaments and muscles, cuts, sports and workers compensation injuries. Dr. Badia, a two-time South Florida Business Journal Top 100 Power Leaders in Healthcare and a Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader by Diversity MBA Magazine, has also been honored with Legacy Awards from Today's Work Comp Professionals and The Doral Business Council. OrthoNOW® was named a “Top Ten Franchise Opportunity” in healthcare by Entrepreneur Magazine and featured in the following media: Franchise Times, Orthopedics This Week, South Florida Business Journal, Franchise USA Magazine and The Miami Herald.
“Maintain perspective, while you have to look at the day to day you need to keep an eye on the horizon and realise that there is going to be a lot of bumps in the road and the only way to succeed is to roll with those punches”...[Listen for More]
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Dr. Martina Fuchs is the founder and CEO of Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), a non-profit organization providing humanitarian support and development to people in disaster- and poverty-stricken areas of the world. She brings a unique perspective to the aid and development community; that of a trained and practiced physician, specializing in pediatrics.
“Follow your passion, follow your instinct and do not take no as an answer”...[Listen for More]
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Samantha Strazanac is a young entrepreneur based in Raleigh, North Carolina (NC), USA who started her marketing firm as a way to legitimize her freelance services. When her business took off in less than 7 months and had replaced her full time job's income, she knew it was time to pursue it as a career.
“When the going gets tough, keep going because you’re going to have ups and downs guaranteed and there might be times when you’re on the down slope for a very long time but you’re going to make it back up there”...[Listen for More]
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Laura Gmeinder, PHR is a leadership coach, business consultant and motivational speaker, a passion igniter who helps women make their mark in their business or the board room. Laura was honored as a In Business Magazine “40 Under 40” for her business savvy and civic contributions. Her expertise has been shared in media for outlets like Huffington Post, US News & World Report and WSJ MarketWatch.
“Just go for it, set yourself up for success, have that mindset, build on small wins and do what makes you happy”...[Listen for More]
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Adele Cehrs is the CEO of the Epic PR Group, the author of SPIKE Your Brand ROI and a columnist for Inc. Magazine, and she has over 20 years’ experience in the PR and marketing industry. Adele served as strategist, corporate counsel and crisis-management advisor for clients like Lockheed Martin & Georgetown Cupcake, and she has media-trained numerous CEOs.
“If you’re going to do it go all in”...[Listen for More]
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Josh Lieberman is the President and co-founder of KMS Technology and runs the U.S. operations and business development. Josh had nearly 20 years of experience with global technology consulting organizations, when he decided to start a new journey with KMS because of his fondness for building unique and compelling businesses.
“Live lean, take risks, try to do things on your own if you can and if you fail that’s fine, if you’re living lean then that’s fine and you can afford to fail”...[Listen for More]
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Julie Tylman is a bit of a world traveler. She was Born, raised and worked in the United States, and then she moved to Melbourne, Australia; and is now based in Sydney. She's been a Consultant in NYC, an Equity Analyst in San Francisco, and 3 years ago co-founded GroupTogether. Julie is also the mother of 3 boys.
“Don’t quit, don’t give up, there’s so many times you get into the doldrums and you think, oh it’s just not worth it, I can’t do this anymore it’s all too hard then the next day you realise it’s all worth it”...[Listen for More]
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Jonathan Kestenbaum is the Executive Director of Talent Tech Labs. Talent Tech Labs was originally founded to foster the growth and development of emerging ideas and companies in the Talent Acquisition technology space. Jonathan is an entrepreneur at heart and spends his days building and advising the technology companies of tomorrow.
“Work hard, seek advice, be collaborative, execution is key”...[Listen for More]
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Ludwina Dautovic has been a successful entrepreneur for over two decades and is the Founder and CEO of The Room Xchange, a service which connects busy professionals and empty nesters with a spare room in their home (hosts) with travellers and guests who provide an agreed amount of help around the home in exchange for food and accommodation.??
“Really think through the reasons why you want to do what you’re doing. Be prepared and give considered thought about what you’re willing to lose for it or give up for it and that can be personal, financial or time”...[Listen for More]
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Alan Manly previously had a career in the ICT industry working for Digital Equipment Corporation, followed by him establishing a start up software company. Since then he has successfully embarked on a new career in the education sector and is a founder and Managing Director of Group Colleges Australia. Alan is also the author of an autobiography that tells of an entrepreneur caught up in a ten year legal battle where he represented himself, from the local court in North Sydney, to final victory in the High Court of Australia. Alan lives in Sydney with his wife and son.
“Be brave, at the end of the day it takes guts”...[Listen for More]
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Amelia Friedman is COO at Hatch, a company making it possible for anybody to design and launch a mobile app without coding. She is a former Y Combinator fellow and Halcyon fellow.
“Take care of yourself; if you are not in good shape, then your company is not in good shape and surround yourself with people that you like an you trust because when it comes down to it you’re going to be working with them every day”...[Listen for More]
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Carina Ayden founded EFFi Foods to fill a gap in the market for healthy snacks. Her journey is fascinating and embodies the essence of what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
“They need to look into themselves and find their authentic self and find what their made of, find the architecture of their character”...[Listen for More]
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Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss have a shared, lifelong passion for storytelling. They've had the good fortune to work for, and with, companies that span industries and impact, where they have spearheaded global communication strategy and execution for more than 20 years. In 2013, they struck out on their own to form the communication agency, ROCKdotVOSS, and to finish their debut novel – “B.S., Incorporated.” The novel launched in May and has been called “a rich combination of comedy, ingenuity and sass.” As both entrepreneurs and authors live in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
“Surround yourself with smart people, whether that’s partners that you bring into your business or employees that you hire”...[Listen for More]
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Justin Brothers is not only one of Envision’s founders, but also serves as the festival’s Marketing Director. In his role as head of marketing, Justin oversees everything from strategy and social media, to sales and onsite program development, ensuring that the true essence of Envision is clear to everyone
“Keep chasing your dreams, do it with blind ambition and no matter what any nay sayers say, just utilise that as more power and more determination to keep after what you’re doing”...[Listen for More]
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Doug Kisgen is a serial entrepreneur, organizational consultant, and author of Rethink Happy. His current company, Kisgen Group, works with entrepreneurs and executives to help them reach their goals. Doug has been an EO member since 2010 and is a graduate of the EO-sponsored Entrepreneurial Master’s Program (EMP) hosted by MIT.
“Make sure you don’t stay on an island that you look into organisations or others out there that are beacons of light to those who are going through the challenging and very difficult journey of being an entrepreneur, you don’t have to do it yourself”...[Listen for More]
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Jack Barmby is founder and CEO of award winning tech start-up Gnatta and outsourcing solutions provider, FM Outsource. Both businesses were built as part of a university project that expanded with huge velocity. Jack lives and breathes his work, focusing on learning the keys to disruptive growth.
“Keeping focused, get those goals, set out and start it, from the get go what do you want to become, what do you want to achieve and stick to it”...[Listen for More]
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Anne Foster is an award-winning entrepreneur, with over 10 years experience founding and investing in startups and advising some of the world's largest businesses and most successful entrepreneurs through her work in Venture Capital and Private Equity. Her expertise lies across energy, sustainability, the purpose economy, well-being, ethical supply chains and environmental science
“Don’t feel like you have to be a CEO from day one”“Don’t feel like you have to be a CEO from day one”...[Listen for More]
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After working in an industry under-represented by women, Gemma Lloyd co-founded Diverse City Careers (DCC) to make a difference. Diverse City Careers works with leading companies focused on diversity including Atlassian, Dropbox, AECOM, Bank of Queensland and Deloitte. Gemma won the 2016 WIT Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, the #Techdiversity Awards and was a finalist in the 2015 ARN Women in ICT Awards.
“Just do it, whatever it is, take the leap, don’t procrastinate”...[Listen for More]
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Catriona Pollard is one of Australia’s most dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurs. Through her PR Agency, CP Communications and her acclaimed book, From Unknown To Expert, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs build their personal brand, and use PR and social media to grow their businesses and careers.
“Just go and do it, stop thinking about it, stop dreaming, seriously just go and do it”...[Listen for More]
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Chris Campbell is the founder and CEO of ReviewTrackers, an award-winning software company that helps businesses manage, monitor and analyze their online customer feedback. A digital marketing veteran with extensive entrepreneurial experience, Chris founded ReviewTrackers with one vision: to help businesses better understand their customers. Chris continues to set company strategy - with a focus on developing scalable technology that responds to the evolving needs of enterprise clients across key markets.
“If you’re going to do it, if you’re going to jump in then focus on solving a problem, not come with a solution and always assume everything costs more than it will”...[Listen for More]
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Noor Hibbert is an entrepreneur, speaker, certified business coach and founder of This Is Your Dream. She left her job pregnant in order to pursue her dream of entrepreneurship so she could be a full time mother. Noor created a six figure business whilst on her maternity leave, and her dream is to help mothers create a business they love around being an awesome mother.
“Don’t do something just for the money because that’ll only be temporary, do something that truly lights you up that allows you to be in your flow and in your line of genius”...[Listen for More]
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Saud Juman is an entrepreneur, speaker, mentor, healer and accidental CEO that comes from a very unconventional entrepreneurial path. His journey led him to founding and scaling a multi-million-dollar, multi-national healthcare software organization, all while spreading his philosophy on the importance of being happy and healthy in life and in your career.
“Be you, and just know that you are enough”...[Listen for More]
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Brandon M. Welch, MS, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Telehealth Research and Innovation Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. While being a PhD student, he founded Doxy me, an award-winning, simple & free telemedicine solution now used by thousands of healthcare providers.
“Be passionate but practical and you can be passionate about something that is unnecessary or not needed or unfeasible you’re not going to get too far whereas if you’re passionate about something that is necessary and feasible I believe you’re going to be successful as an entrepreneur”...[Listen for More]
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Jeremy Barnhart is a co-owner and VP of Franchise Development at Apex Fun Run. He has a background in accounting/finance and a variety of other business ventures. Apex Fun Run’s passion is to help teachers (with 10% of the funds raised going to the teacher), as well as students and schools. The company partners with schools to raise funds for equipment and other campus needs. The concept incorporates a two-week character- building and leadership program that culminates with a student “run” to raise donations for schools. Students ask people they know to pledge money for each completed lap, typicall between 26-36 laps. Young and enthusiastic Apex staff members lead the program, and all students get jerseys and prizes for jobs well done. Apex Fun Run raises more money for schools than any other fundraiser, averaging about $23,000. Jeremy and his wife live in Scottsdale, Arizona with their 3 sons who keep him active and busy coaching their basketball, football, and baseball team
“Just do it, I think you got to go out there and find your passion and take that risk and do it, life is short, follow your passions and hopefully the money will follow”...[Listen for More]
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Jaclyn Mellone is the mama behind the Chasing Dreams and Littles Incubator, a monthly membership for mom business owners to build MOMentum in their online businesses through strategy calls, masterminds, and community. She built her membership from the ground up with Instagram, so it seems fitting she also helps business owners grow their businesses with Instagram and through the Membership model. Her motto is, the juggle is real! Through her Facebook group, insanely interactive Instagram, and tight-knit Incubator, she’s here to help, share, inspire, laugh, cry, and shake up your approach to juggling family, home and business. When she’s not working with a group of amazing mamas or geeking out over online marketing, Jaclyn can be found rocking out with her daughter to Taylor Swift, snuggling with her newborn son, taking the littles for hikes with her hubs and trying not to check her phone!
“Just work through those fears, don’t try to pretend that you have to be fearless, embrace that fear and work through it”...[Listen for More]
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