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Mar 30, 2017

Kamila Gornia is the "Blow Up, Scale Up" Marketing Strategist who helps entrepreneurs blow up and scale up their businesses to become true leaders online. She teaches her clients and community how to leverage their own natural personalities into strategic marketing campaigns that are both profitable AND fun.

“Tap into yourself and ask what am I excited about when it comes to this business and focus on doing that because I wouldn’t want anyone to go through the mistake of creating a business that they’re not really happy or excited about because then they’re just going to create another 9-5 for themselves”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 29, 2017

Marshall Evans is a former IT specialists who woke up at 30 and realized he was fat and dying. He left his IT career, became a cosmetologist, and eventually opened three different businesses. During his journey he lost over 250 pounds, opened a hair salon, yoga studio and marketing company.

“Stay agile and nimble, don’t get locked in to your original vision, and always be ready for the next opportunity because you never know when it’s going to come”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 29, 2017

Kirsty Blattner is a qualified Health Coach, member of the National Speakers Association, and works with organizations and individuals to take people's lives from stuck to sublime! Kirsty has a Master’s degree in Education and is a qualified Health and Transformational Coach. She's traveled the world (Australia, New Zealand, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Singapore, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, England, Thailand and the USA), lived and worked in five different countries, started four entrepreneurial businesses and currently resides in Wisconsin.

“Find your supportive network tribe, get a coach, you’ll only go as far as your beliefs will take you so a coach, whatever that looks like for you is really important, make self care a priority, it’s so easy to get burnt out from being an entrepreneur, laugh often. Stay authentic to you, you don’t need to mould into anyone else, share your heart with the world, remind yourself daily that anything is possible”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 27, 2017

Ed Donner is the co-founder and chief executive officer at untapt, a talent marketplace that uses proprietary artificial intelligence to connect leading global FinTech and financial services firms with highly-skilled engineers and technology professionals. Ed’s interest in software and technology led him down the path of becoming a developer and leader within the category. His successful career spanned 18 years and across three continents. During his tenure, Ed worked for leading corporations in major business hubs around the world including New York, London, and Tokyo. During his career, Ed has working with Fortune 500 businesses as well as startups. Prior to launching untapt, Ed served as a Managing Director on JPMorgan’s global technology team. In his role, he was responsible for hiring technology talent to grow his team and found it challenging to both find and hire talented, high-caliber developers. It was here that Ed came up with the idea of creating a platform that would give the FinTech industry a better system to recruit the right type of professionals from a pool of the top echelon of candidates. From his own experience, came the need for transforming the FinTech hiring process, for both businesses and candidates. The solution that the FinTech industry strived for became available in 2015 and was aptly named, untapt.

“All around raising capital, it was something that was new to me; it was something that was a new experience, during my 6 months break that I took before I actually launched Untapped I spent time presenting the untapped story to colleagues, to friends. I used that as a way of honing my skills but I think that was the biggest challenge”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 26, 2017

From being part of the elite group of TED speakers to completing three Tough Mudders (and counting), Tamara Kleinberg’s life is about breaking through the status quo for game-changing results. As the founder of a thriving business, Go To Launch Street – which is an online education and community platform to help people innovate and differentiate in an over-saturated world , Tamara knows what it takes to drive growth and innovation daily in an ever-changing market-place.

“Recognise that innovation is your biggest competitive advantage, if you can leverage that, you can accomplish all the things that you’re trying to accomplish and do it in a way that’s, 3 things, unique, ownable and buyable”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 26, 2017

Kellen Kautzman owns Send It Rising Internet Marketing, offering SEO, social media and pay per click solutions for businesses.

“You need to take time to experience a moment in the future that has not yet come to pass and live it, smell it, just experience it and what you’ll find is there you are living it and it doesn’t make any difference how absurd it may seem in the moment, if you’d asked me a couple of years ago if I’d have logged 30 interviews and spoken at planet Hollywood I’d have said             I guess that could be possible but I don’t have any idea how that could transpire”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 25, 2017

Kim Ades is the president and founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and JournalEngineTM Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of five, Kim is recognized as one of North America's foremost experts on performance through thought mastery. By using her unique process of integrating online journaling in her coaching, Kim helps her highly-driven clients to examine and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results.

“Experiment as much as possible, run little experiments, if you have an idea for a business, don’t think you have to have all the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed before you get started. If you have an idea to bake cookies, bake a batch and sell the batch, you don’t have to bake a hundred batches and have your packaging ready to go before you start moving” …[Listen for More]

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Mar 24, 2017

Heather DeSantis has been in the Public Relations Industry for 5+ years and works with nationally known experts. All experts have a strong following AND have already been featured in outlets such as The Huffington Post, US News & World Report, The Washington Post, CBS, FOX and ABC and have more than 100+ opportunities that will come to fruition in the next 2 months. Since beginning her own business in March of 2016, she has worked with over 1,500 media members and has learned how to authentically connect with them and has learned so many lessons along the way.

“Quit being small and consider building a business online and offline, consider stepping away from your computer, sharing your story personally, falling in love with the town you’re in, allowing yourself to be locally known and not overlooking your city as a place that you can really prosper because I can guarantee that your local hometown probably is not oversaturated with business coaches and so forth” …[Listen for More]

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Mar 23, 2017

Mary Wingo was born in the United States where she earned a Ph.D. in human stress research from The University of North Texas. In 2014, She emigrated to Ecuador, a tiny country in South America. Living in a new and very different society opened her eyes to the unsustainable social, economic, and political costs preventable stress causes in the modern world. Dr. Wingo's aim is to clearly explain to the public the biological mechanisms behind the stress response, as well as its staggering costs to society. In the past year, she has had more than 100+ media placements, including those with BBC, ABC, and Men's Health. Dr. Wingo's academic specialty is physiology, and specifically, the human physiological stress response. One thing that seems to escape many analysts and political leaders is the staggering costs of stress in modern society within the psychological, social, political, and economic sectors. In fact, preventable human stress leads to (many, many) millions of unnecessary deaths every year.

  • “There are very few entrepreneurs that are overnight successes I would truly advise you manage your stress with the stress management”
  • “Organisation goes a long way, and you don’t have to work 80 hours, you may have to work more than 40 but if you’re organised then you work smarter and not longer”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 22, 2017

Amber Roback has over 10 years of experience in television production and media. She was a Producer at TelePictures, Sony and Discovery. She left New York in 2007 to focus on starting a family. It was then that she came up with the idea for SeatPets, a kids plush product that goes on the seatbelt of the car and gives the child a place to rest their sleepy head. After launching SeatPets, she and her business partner launched a product development company called Lightning Launch.

“Don’t be afraid, even though something’s risky, you have to sort of push those feelings aside and go for it if you believe in yourself and what you wanna do then you should do it because you only get so many chances in life and if you don’t go for it you’ll wish you did” …[Listen for More]

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Mar 21, 2017

Isabel Hundt is the author of ‘The Power of Faith-Driven Success’ and a certified Vision & Transformation Coach, international speaker, World-Visionary, Empath-Warrior™ and Global Presence Ambassador. Over the past years Isabel developed a successful business by traveling all over to share her enlightening message of tuning in to our true selves. Her passion is to support young adults create, live and transform their lives by understanding the scientific and spiritual connections between their heart and brain and by discovering their unique and magical gifts hidden within. She also teaches how to use our emotions and intuition as a powerful guide in business and life. Isabel has especially a heart for the Empaths of the world of entrepreneurs.

“Trust, trust yourself that you’re on the right path, trust your method. Listen, if you’re not clear, just listen, take the time, it’s not about working harder or faster and that’s one thing that I learned, most success comes when you take care of yourself, when you take care of a sacred practice for example.”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 20, 2017

Rosalinda Randal is an expert on social skills and civility. She has a humorous, straight-forward style, and realistic perspective facing today’s ever-changing relationships which makes this topic anything but boring. She has a Personal motto: You can say what you mean without being mean. Rosalinda is also the author of a book, “Don’t Burp in the Boardroom,” which is a reflection of her signature style.

“If you don’t like long hours, don’t do it, if you don’t like feeling isolated occasionally, don’t do it, if you can’t go through doubt without quitting or feeling like, oh I got to close my doors down, I haven’t gotten any clients why am I doing this and always doubt yourself, don’t do it. Find a brain storming partner, someone who is going to be brutally honest”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 19, 2017

Reno Rollé is a 2014 and 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee. Now residing in Ojai, California with Lynn and family, Reno is focused primarily on his duties as Chairman and spokesperson for BOKU®. He frequently speaks at schools and industry gatherings on the subject of super foods while constantly striving to make a sustainable positive difference in the world.

“Figure out a mission that embodies your focus on positively impacting other people and focus on doing good for the planet, it’s our home, and it’s really sad when you look back and see what we’re doing to it”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 18, 2017

Dinesh Kandanchatha Technophile, speaker, mentor, and entrepreneur. After successfully building and selling three companies, scaling businesses has become his passion and obsession.

Start, there’s far too many entrepreneurs who have a great idea and for whatever reason they don’t start, and start doesn’t mean quit your job and rent and office and hire 5 people, start might mean do something small, take a first step”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 17, 2017

With over 25 years experience reorganizing and restructuring financially-stressed companies, James (Jim) F. Martin founded ACM Capital Partners to bring middle market firms the necessary intellectual, human, and financial capital to ensure effective corporate strategies are executed, and desired outcomes are achieved.

“Never give up, never ever ever give up, trust your gut and don’t give up”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 16, 2017

By focusing on corporate culture, Lisa Ryan helps organizations keep their top talent and best clients from becoming someone else’s. She is an award-winning speaker, best-selling author, and co-stars in two films including the award-winning “The Keeper of the Keys” with Jack Canfield of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

“Don’t give up, just like back in the day with Winston Churchill, never never never never give up, it’s the persistence that gets us through and when it comes to entrepreneurial adventures just believing that the only way you can truly fail is by quitting”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 15, 2017

Nathan Hirsch started FreeeUp in 2015 after spending 7+ years interviewing, hiring, and training remote workers. He decided that there must be a better way for eCommerce companies to hire remote workers without having to spend hours interviewing and finding the most reliable people. A year later FreeeUp is a rapidly growing company interviewing hundreds of worker applicants each week and providing remote workers for hundreds of clients.

“Diversify, if you’re running a business you can’t have all your eggs in one basket whether that means to have one vendor that you’re completely relying on or say if you own a bakery they’ll have one person that does the cashier, the baking, the books, whatever it is, don’t do that”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 14, 2017

Lisa Reed founded Rockstar Virtual in 2015 to provide virtual assistant services to entrepreneurs, busy professionals, venture capitalists, actors and actresses, C-suite executives, and more. Lisa is a detail-minded, laser focused assistant, with an extremely direct approach. This has helped her to forge long-lasting client relationships, and to lead the Rockstar Virtual team to success.

“My business is my baby, it is no one else’s job to make sure it succeeds but my own, it’s your baby, protect it, do what you need to for it”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 13, 2017

Teri Dreher is a career ICU nurse and owner of the Chicago based North Shore Patient Advocates, as well as a public speaker. She is also the author of Patient Advocacy Matters, a consumers' guide to modern healthcare, rich with stories that inspire, shock, teach and challenge all patients to step up and become active participants in their own healthcare.

“Get a great business coach, if you have a really good business coach that can guide you through the business development portions that you’re weak in and can help you work on developing those areas of weakness, that would be the best money you’ve ever spent”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 12, 2017

Gary Sirak has been helping other people achieve their American Dream for the last 35 years of his life. He is the CEO of Sirak Financial Services in Canton, Ohio, United States. The company was founded by his father Stan Sirak and this year, the company will celebrate its 60th anniversary. He has written two books, the first, If Your Money Talked ... What Secrets Would It Tell? is about personal finance and the most common mistakes people make with their money. He has seen so many people make the same mistakes again and again with their money - so he decided to do something about it. The second book is, The American Dream Revisited: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results, and is a deeply personal topic for Gary.

“Mentorship, look for mentorship, look for people who know how it happens and how it works and rely on them, ask them for help”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 11, 2017

Scott Holewinski is an entrepreneur whose mission is to build businesses that deliver exceptional products and services to his clients. In his career Scott has helped to form and lead several Madison, Wisconsin, USA based startups in the IT space. Scott's most recent venture was the formation of Gillware Digital Forensics, a company focused on providing comprehensive digital forensics services to law firms and corporations.

“It’s an amazing ride, starting a business, having it be successful is one of the most exciting things that I have been able to do in my life and the sense of accomplishment is amazing, you need to have a high threshold of stress and anxiety to get into this but if you do, they should go for it, the only thing I would say is be flexible, be open minded and build a team around you”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 10, 2017

Barry Cohen and Catherine Cohen both had parents who created successful companies together. Working together and working with others to help their businesses grow is in their DNA. Their company, Business Solutions for Growth, was born out of the years of working, coaching, creating, and advising business owners. They’ve brought together all their skills, experience, and talent to create a magical toolbox of ideas, plans, inspiration, and more designed to help their clients start, grow and succeed.

  • “Research the heck out of whatever industry you want to get into, whatever direction you want to take your business into”
  • “Give it your all, we’re not saying quit your job and go for it but even if you’re doing something part time give it your all, give it everything you’ve got”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 9, 2017

Kelcy Pegler, Jr. is the founder and CEO of MemberWhen, a new company started in 2016 that produces customized podcasts for personalized storytelling. Kelcy builds companies that can manage rapid growth and move quickly to exploit market opportunities in new and disruptive spaces.  While doing this Kelcy has received 40 under 40, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Fastest Growing company awards.  Before MemberWhen, Kelcy co-founded and served as CEO of Roof Diagnostics Solar, a fast-growing residential solar installation company that was acquired in 2014 by Fortune 200 company NRG Energy. Kelcy is a dedicated husband to his wife, Kim, and the proud father of two young children. Kelcy graduated from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

“Just do it, you look around and it’s hard not to be impressed with the people who are most successful today, we have so much access to so many great success stories and I think what is most valuable is to look back to the beginning, they started in almost all cases with much less from a resource standpoint than we have access to”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 8, 2017

Paul Oberschneider is a seasoned start-up entrepreneur and property financier, who has personally built businesses worth over 200 million. Since 1992, he helped start a bank credit department, founded a mortgage company, and built the largest single-branded real estate company across five countries in Central Europe. He also developed a portfolio of shopping centers and hypermarkets in Eastern Europe, constructing over two million square feet of retail space. Paul retired at age 49 before the financial crisis of 2008. Over the last two years, he’s grown a chain of nineteen fast food restaurants in London and is involved in the Oxford entrepreneur community, where he serves as a mentor for start-ups and is a speaker.

“Buy a pencil and a notebook and write everything down”…[Listen for More]

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Mar 7, 2017

Like most entrepreneurs, workout enthusiasts and best friends Jillian LorenzAriana Chernin felt that they could do it better. Their traditional workout regimens were missing something. That something, they decided, was supporting women to feel great about themselves from the inside out. What if a workout included motivation based on empowerment and not fear or body shaming? The seed was planted in 2010, and today Ariana and Jillian are behind 33 studios with 50,000 members across 13 states. The Barre Code’s continued growth is proof that there was a deeper relationship to be had between mind, body, and the barre.

“See every hurdle or obstacle as an opportunity to learn and grow and if you can keep that mentality and get comfortable with the uncomfortable then you will make it”…[Listen for More]

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