Laura Fredericks is the Founder and CEO of Describli, a platform that uses the power of data and analytics to help authors make smarter marketing decisions. Laura is very involved in the startup ecosystem in Washington, DC. She is a member of 1776, an alumna of the Startup Leadership Program and Mass Challenge,and she is the Program Leader for the DC Chapter of the Startup Leadership Program, and a proud Georgetown "Hoyapreneur". This is Laura's 2nd startup.
“Just keep working, it’s going to be so long and so hard and you’re going to feel like you should give up but being stubborn is helpful as long as you’re being resilient and not just stubborn”...[Listen for More]
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Phil Friedman started CGS, a diversified IT solutions and services company providing software, consulting, systems integration, training and help desk support. Today, with over 7,500 professionals and a presence spanning North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia, CGS maintains a leadership position delivering end-to-end, award-winning solutions globally.
“Follow your gut feeling if you have the fire in your belly and you want to try it, do it, if not, one day you will regret it”...[Listen for More]
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Michael Loewy is a former advertising agency director with a strong track record building and marketing digital products in both start-up and established businesses. He’s worked with clients such as Westpac, Dell, Meriton, News Limited, Netregistry and Cure Cancer Australia. He’s now a co-founder in tech start-up Ziva.co – A marketing platform for the Internet of Things. He lead teams large and small and does so by example, with passion and a down to earth approach.
“Healthy body healthy mind, I think keeping active gets you outdoors and reminds you that most of the challenges you are facing are temporary and summountable”
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Tiffany Jade Benn was a money broker for 15 years in London & Sydney before giving it all up to follow her passion - interiors. She always felt her finance career was just a stepping stone that was teaching her the skills she needed for what she calls Part II of her life. So in August 2014 she took the plunge. Tiffany is now the proud owner of an online homewares store specialising in Australian designed home decor from small designers across the country & she's taking them worldwide!
“You have to stop thinking about it and do it, I think there’s so many people, and certainly when I did my business course, there was probably 80% of the people, if not more were just thinking thinking thinking all the time, nothing ever stuck, nothing ever moved and you need to take action, serious action and don’t delay, just go for it”
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Kathy Wonghas a degree in visual communications which she has used to start three businesses in the area of design branding, marketing, and publishing. Kathy is passionate about community, loves 80’s music and hates chokes. After retiring for ten years , Kathy has come out of retirement to become a social entrepreneur, where she is making a difference to children in poverty with her business Moeloco. Moeloco designs and manufactures a rubber flip flop that leaves positive messages in the sand such as I am peace, be grateful, etc. For every pair sold, Moeloco donate one pair of canvas shoes to a child in need, that then allows them to attend school and protect their health.
“Just go for it, if you really feel you have something you want to go and do it, go and do it, don’t worry about the how you’re going to do it, if your why is such a strong why, that’s going to be what gets you the results that you want”...[Listen for More]
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John McGrail, Ph.D. is a renowned clinical hypnotherapist, self-improvement expert and spirituality teacher who has helped thousands of clients and students from all walks of life create change, growth and personal transformation in his clinical practice and self-improvement/motivational seminars and workshops.. He is a frequent radio and TV guest expert and is the author of the seminal self-help book, The Synthesis Effect, Your Direct Path to Personal Power and Transformation.
“Really really focus your dream and know what it is that you want to accomplish and then go get the help you need to make it happen”...[Listen for More]
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CEO & Founder of Mazu, Janice Taylor is a tech entrepreneur & inspirational speaker. Her credo of kindness, acceptance and a compassion for fellow beings drives the vision of her entrepreneurial enterprises. Her mission at Mazu is to create the first family content and messaging platform that awaken families with love.
“Never ever, ever give up. I believe that when people are born to solve a problem that they believe is born to them. Never give up.”...[Listen for More]
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Taylor Welch is the co-founder of Traffic And Funnels, where they help entrepreneurs scale their businesses to 6 figures and beyond. Taylor’s campaigns helped several clients break the seven figure mark. He’s consistently growing his clients’ endeavors, often from scratch to multiple six figures in just a few months.
“Pay attention to your environment, this was tough for me, I had to get out of an environment that was mediocre and average, a lot of those people were my friends, and I had to get into an environment of winners, people who put up big numbers”...[Listen for More]
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Co-Founders, Lisa Martinez and Monica Hildebrand, have been developing the foundation of the nonprofit iAmplify, and providing digital marketing services for select clientele during the startup phases since 2014. A respected ministry professional for over four decades, Dr. Bob McCarty of the Catholic Mobilizing Network serves as their mentor and on the Board. In 2016, Monica introduced Lisa to Mary Claire Bacan. Complementing their diverse digital marketing and PR services, and united by a common vision, there was an immediate desire to work together. Steeped in their own experiences and individual Entrepreneurial endeavors, they found great strength and joy in coming together with a common vision to build iAmplify.
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James Snyder is the co-owner of Sam’s Tavern with his wife, Brianna Snyder. Sam’s Tavern started in 1940 and is the original birthplace of Red Robin’s. James bought the tavern in 2013 and created its new concept as an ode to his family’s roots in the restaurant industry.
“Start early, and when you start to experience the transition curve, uninformed optimism and crisis of engagement, then you start coming down and you have informed pessimism like oh no this is hard and then you get to the fight or flight stage of do I want to continue or do I want to keep going, then getting to informed optimism. Really understanding that you’re going to have challenges but what’s important is when you experience those challengers that you don’t give up and you work through them because everyone is going to have those challenges”...[Listen for More]
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Cassie Howard is a serial entrepreneur and business coach who has dedicated her life to helping women entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. She built her business from scratch to multiple six figures in under a year and through her coaching, she helps other women accomplish the same.
“Just do it, it just frustrates me and saddens me at the same time when I know that people have these great ideas and they have a big message to share and a big mission but then they do nothing with it”...[Listen for More]
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Kate Glantz is the co-founder and CEO of Heartful.ly, a donation platform for celebrating life's biggest moments. Prior to Heartful.ly, Kate led global health communications campaigns, for the Department of State and Centers for Disease Control, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania. Kate is a fellow at the Halcyon Incubator, a 2016 Tory Burch Fellow, and a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Scholar.
“Just go for it, I truly believe that failure is much better than not trying at all, I think the toughest pill to swallow would be to always wonder what if”...[Listen for More]
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A former Wall Street Executive, Melissa Gonzalez is the founder of The Lion’Esque Group, a firm of pop up shop experts who have produced more than 100 retail experiences in New York City, Los Angeles, and the Hamptons. Some of her clients include major brands such as COTY/Marc Jacobs, Carbon38, Leesa, Raden, M.Gemi, Puma, Penguin Random House and Thrive Global. Melissa is also the author of the book, The Pop-Up Paraforigm: How Brands Can Build Human Connections in a Digital Age, where she reflects on her work. In 2015 she was awarded Innovator of the Year for pop-up retail experiences by Retail Touchpoints. And, in 2014, her work was honored with the CLIO Image Award for experiential engagement, and was a finalist for the New York Design Award for marketing and branded experiences. She has also been awarded the Wall Street Journal’s Donor of the Day, one of the top 20 Most Inspiring People in New York City, and one of the Top 100 Young CEO’s by Our Time’s White House Initiative.
“Be consistent but be patient because success doesn’t happen overnight no matter what people say. It’s a journey, it’s a relay, it’s not a sprint. You know and even if you seek growth really fast always take a moment to sit back and to make sure the way you continue to grow supports the foundation of why you got there in the first place and you are just really taking the time to be strategic and true to the goals of the business at its essence”...[Listen for More]
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Kristi Dear is an International Success Coach, Money Mindset Expert, Author & Speaker. She works with women who are TIRED of struggling to make the money they desire in their biz, and who are on the verge of burn out, and overwhelm. She supports her clients to GO BIG and capitalize on their GREATEST strengths, build confidence and create solid strategies for their SUCCESS! Her bubbling fun loving personality has caught national attention! She has been featured in Fitness magazine, YFS magazine, The Huffington Post, on several podcast from around the world, Good Day Dallas, Good Morning Texas, CBS 11, Channel 5, and The Dallas Morning News. Kristi has been married for over 17years and is a momma to 3 kiddos. When she is not working on her biz (which she loves) you can find her running races, spending time with her family & friends!
“My best advice is go for it. Believe in yourself …it’s not if it is going to happen but when…please do not give in to those stories and listen to any of that fear and self-doubt because it is not true. We are just beautiful conscious creators and really we just live in such a lavish abundant universe and our blessings and what we desire is possible for all of us”...[Listen for More]
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Shani Atapattu is the founder of elephantea, a new tea company based in Miami that produces organic tea in Sri Lanka. Their mission is to save Asian elephants. A percentage of the profits generated goes to Sri Lankan-based nonprofits dedicated to saving Asian elephants. Shani began her entrepreneurial journey when she joined her father's logistics, ShipOCI, where she worked her way up to VP. As a woman and mother, Shani is dedicated to helping women in a field that is mostly male dominated.
“Stay driven and don’t lose passion but at the same time I think it’s important for everyone to live in reality because I’ve seen people that have an idea and as much as they love it there comes a time when you have to say hey, maybe not 100% focus on this, do something else so be realistic with yourself”...[Listen for More]
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Amber De La Garza is a sought after Personal Productivity Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Consultant with a wide range of clients from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations. With her guidance, professionals, business owners, and corporations maximize their success by improving their productivity. Amber is intimately aware of the struggles facing busy entrepreneurs today and is confident the life-changing solution is personal productivity improvement. She is here today to help you get on the path to outperforming your competition and dominating the market, while reducing stress and making time for what matters most! Please welcome Amber De La Garza, The Productivity Specialist!
“Trust yourself and be authentic”...[Listen for More]
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Kerri Walker is a PR Consultant and Coach based in the UK. Kerri raises the business profiles of small startups right through to big name brands. She now coaches small businesses to learn how to do their own PR and gain media attention.
“Not spend time worrying about other people and about what other people are doing, sure, take advice, check out what competitors are doing, follow influences but just don’t create your whole business model or lose sleep or worry about what everyone else is doing just be yourself, you are enough”...[Listen for More]
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Bridgette Mayer is an art dealer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She opened the Bridgette Mayer Gallery on Philadelphia's historic Washington Square in 2001. She represents artists from Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and around the world, specializing in contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. The gallery also deals in secondary market artwork sales and private and corporate consulting.
“Be authentic with what you want to do because each one of us has a personal gift that we’re bringing to the planet that really is calling us, that might be buried for some people but if you can just find it, just do it, step into it. You don’t need to know the full picture”...[Listen for More]
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Serial entrepreneur Ludovic Huraux is the co-founder & CEO of the networking app Shapr. Shapr’s mission is to make networking so seamless and inspiring that it becomes a lifestyle. Ludovic is also the founder of Attractive World, the leader in premium dating sites in France, which recently sold to the Affinitas Group. A bilingual entrepreneur, Ludovic divides his time between New York and Paris and truly believes there is nothing more inspiring than meeting new people everywhere he goes.
“Meet people every week and get inspired by these encounters because it’s the best way to find new opportunities in your business”...[Listen for More]
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Waking Up Productive Expert, Dan LeFave helps experts cultivate accurate thinking and make success inevitable with the power of their minds. Dan is proud to make his highest impact by empowering clients worldwide to expand and cultivate their mindsets, by thinking with accuracy and clarity, making the rewards of income, influence and impact inevitable. Dan is the co-author of Stepping Stones to Success, the creator of a virtual training program Waking Up Productive - 12 Proven Steps to Double Your Productivity Without Costing You More Time and Energy. He’s been profiled on radio shows, in magazines, articles and podcasts, from Manhattan to Vancouver.Dan speaks often by tele-seminar, webinar, and to live audiences, empowering entrepreneurs to take control of their mindsets, beginning with eliminating the interferences that block them from having their desired success and freedom.
“Getting control over your thinking, and I call that accurate thinking, and if you’re thinking accurately you’re going for your target you’re going for your goal but how do you think accurately. Well number one is shutting off information that is useless and the other thing is to be feeding your mind”...[Listen for More]
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Nicole Ledoux is a Co-founder and CEO of 88 Acres, an artisan food startup crafting small batch snacks made with simple, wholesome ingredients and free of GMOs, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, gluten, egg, and soy. Launched in the spring of 2015 with 3 flavors of seed-based snack bars, 88 Acres can now be found in over 500 locations in the northeast, and online.
“Be flexible, and just really do it, there are going to be some really dark days and some incredible amazing days and those amazing days are what gets you through the harder times and so just build an amazing network around you and get advice when you need advice but otherwise just follow your gut and keep going”...[Listen for More]
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Grant Moon is founder and President of VA Loan Captain Inc. and has 18 years of experience as an Enlisted Soldier and Commissioned officer in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves. Grant has served in numerous capacities throughout his service to include Military Policeman, Rifle Platoon Leader, Rifle Company Executive Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, Battle Captain, Company Commander, and Joint Operations Center Executive Officer. Grant is a proud veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout his service Grant’s has earned high esteems as a leader and his accolades include a Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and two Army Achievement Medals. He was the Distinguished Military Graduate of his Officer Candidate School Class and recipient of the Leadership Award from the Association of the United States Army. He currently serves in the United States Army Reserves. Grant founded VA Loan Captain in 2011 after seeing a need in the market educate the community on using their benefits in buying a home and to get the best rates & fees. He went on to author “The Ultimate Guide to VA Loans” which has 1.8 Million Copies distributed. Today, VA Loan Captain powers the va loan marketplaces for the leading military and veteran publications and service providers. Prior to VA Loan Captain, Grant has extensive experience leading ecommerce, sales, marketing, and distribution departments in publicly traded companies.
“Go out there and do it, but if you go out there and do it you have to go all in”...[Listen for More]
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NeuroPerformanceologist Scott Schmaren is a nationally known speaker, coach and author. He has spent over 20 years learning powerful success technologies. He has used what he has created to transform his life, losing 180+ pounds in weight and maintaining it.
“If you have a dream a goal or a vision, don’t let anybody talk you out of it”...[Listen for More]
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Michael Dermer is the founder and author of The Lonely Entrepreneur. Michael discovered what would become The Lonely Entrepreneur methodology when the company he built for over a decade was nearly destroyed in 2008. Michael successfully overcame his struggle by applying the perspectives of The Lonely Entrepreneur methodology.
“You need to embrace the journey of becoming a better entrepreneur”...[listen for More]
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Felena Hanson is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs who need a productive, professional place to work on a flexible basis. She has three locations in San Diego County and is expanding nationally via a licensing model. She’s on a mission to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by 2020.
“Find community, don’t do it alone”...[Listen for More]
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