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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Julie Cole is the co-founding vice-president of the award-winning children's label manufacturer Mabel's Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition and win countless entrepreneur awards. Julie is a regular television contributor, an influential and syndicated blogger and a mother of six.
“Go into it eyes wide open, make sure everyone involved knows what’s at stake and what sacrifices are going to be made and just go for it”...[Listen for More]
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Larry Bak is the president of Elevate, a Chicago-based experience design firm. He guides the company as it partners with some of the most respected brands in the world. He has worked with more than fifty Fortune 500 client accounts and developed some of their first digital marketing and advertising experiences.
“Be true to yourself and to your vision. You have a gut feeling. You’ve got an idea and you may feel that you have this amazing vision to implement it and go for it absolutely”...[Listen for More]
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SC Moatti is a technology visionary, venture capital investor, and bestselling author of mobilized, an insider’s guide to the business and future of connected technology. While working at Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, SC has built mobile products that are used today by billions of people -one of them received an Emmy nomination. Andrew Chen, one of Uber's executives, called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.”
“If you’re starting, if you’re first time entrepreneur definitely pick the right cofounder, the right team. If you’re a serial entrepreneur really make sure that you find something that’s big enough to be meaningful to you for 5 or 10 years”...[Listen for More]
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Laura Pennington left her job as an inner city teacher to pursue freelance writing full time. Since 2013, she's built a six-figure freelancing empire and now teaches others to do the same.
“If you know in your heart that the way you’re building your business is right for you and you’re facing any kind of a challenge whether its revenue growth or team members stay true to what your vision is”... [Listen for More]
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Todd Sheldon is the Author of Turbulent Money, an Entrepreneur, a Trader, and a Speaker.
“Believe in yourself”...[Listen for More]
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Michael Bungay Stanier is the Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. Box of Crayons is best known for its coaching programs , which give busy managers practical tools to coach in 10 minutes or less. On the way to founding Box of Crayons in 2002 , Michael lived in Australia, England, the United States and Canada (his current home), where he worked in the fields of innovation and change management. He’s written a number of books, the best known of which is Do More Great Work , with almost 100,000 copies sold. He’s proudest of End Malaria , a collection of essays about Great Work by thought leaders that has raised $400,000 for Malaria No More. His latest book, The Coaching Habit , is already being called a modern classic. To balance all this out, Michael was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident,” was sued by one of his law school lecturers for defamation and managed to give himself a concussion while digging a hole as a labourer... He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and is a Rhodes Scholar.
If I had to pick a person to have dinner with, when I need to be prodded and challenged and inspired to think about the things I really am committed to think about for myself and what I'm doing, I’d pick Michael Bungay Stanier. He has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible about what we know but aren’t willing to admit we know yet.
— David Allen, author of Getting Things Done
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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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