Susan Bratton, Founder and CEO, an MBA and former Wall Street executive, conceived Savor Health when her dear friend lost his struggle to cancer five months after his diagnosis. Savor Health was born from Susan’s extensive research which indicates that up to 80% of cancer patients experience nutritional issues.
“Stick with it and persevere because you can make it but you’ve got to stick with it”…[Listen for More]
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Dave Arnold is the founder and President of Arnold Partners, the leading independent CFO search firm for technology companies nationwide. Since starting Arnold Partners in 2008 his placed CFO's have helped clients realize over $11Billion in increased value. Dave's first foray into self employment was mowing lawns at the age of 8!
“Be tenacious and do it with ethics and that’s really it, you cannot survive as an entrepreneur unless you’re tenacious and you have drive, don’t do it at the expense of other people, some of the recent meltdowns that we’ve seen in silicon valley with the founder of Uber and the founder of Zenefits and some of these others guys, their drive is so hard but they don’t drive necessarily the right way and so don’t build a business at any expense, build a business that you’re really proud of and you would be proud for anybody to look at and feel really good about”…[Listen for More]
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Darcy Luoma is a master certified coach, dynamic facilitator, and professional speaker. She has her Masters in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and is the founder and president of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, which creates high-performing people and teams. Darcy balances her thriving business with raising her two energetic daughters and competing in triathlons.
“Don’t wait until it’s perfect to start, jump in, notice what works, what doesn’t work, tweek it, make changes, learn, grow, but if you’ve got a passion, if you’ve got an idea just go for it, don’t wait”…[Listen for More]
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JP Van Dyke started JAC Consulting 13 years ago. JAC has seen a few twists and turns over the years but with innovation and determination the company has kept pushing the envelope to bring quality services to both the business and political world.
“Stay true to yourself, if you believe and do what’s in your heart with your business I think is the right way to go, with myself integrity is everything and I think that if you ask people that have worked with me and know me and stuff, they know that that’s the most important thing in my business, being honest about what I do and who I am and what I say, I think though that really knowing your business and what it is you’re trying to accomplish”…[Listen for More]
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Ken Carfagno is a high-energy former engineer, now running a cleaning company. SMART goal-setting was Ken’s catalyst for shrinking his work week by 2 days without sacrificing income. Now, he re-invests his time into coaching, helping Dads connect with their kids, and spending more time with his own family of seven.
“Most people listening to this or who’ve been on your show before, they’re much more successful financially, business wise than I am, but there’s one thing that I really want to get across to every single entrepreneur no matter where you are, if you’re the hard charger, or if you’re the brand new start-up or even the wannapreneur, is your business, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon and if you’re a father or a mom you’ve got these little kiddos in your house, maybe they’re 6, maybe they’re 16, maybe you’re even expecting your first child coming up here next year and what I want to share my advice is that we only have our children for a very short window of time, don’t be that guy that squanders that time because he’s so focussed on his business, business is important but get proper perspective around life” …[Listen for More]
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Ankur Gopal is a technology entrepreneur based in Louisville Kentucky KY. He founded Interapt, an Innovation-as-a-Service company, and Interapt TechHire, an Opportunity-as-a-Service company that trains, apprentices, and employs underemployed and unemployed people. He is an Endeavor Entrepreneur, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year winner, and an avid tennis player.
“Get strong, valuable and quantifiable mentorship, if you have mentors make sure they’re the right mentors, if you have them, give them a job description, this is what I need, hey I would love for you to mentor me here’s what I need you to do for me and be very thoughtful about what you ask them to do and if they say okay put a timeline on it, here’s what I need you to do, I can do this in 2 months I can do this in 1 month, I can do this in 2 weeks”…[Listen for More]
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Dr. Greg Sommer, PhD is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Sandstone Diagnostics, a Sanfrancisco Bay Area diagnostic and digital health company developing sophisticated connected wellness products that allow consumers to measure, monitor, and improve key health markers at home. Sandstone's Trak® Male Fertility Testing System allows men to measure, track, and improve sperm count at home to boost a couple's chances of conception.
“You need to find your focus and that’s not an easy question to figure out so if you’re going to be an entrepreneur buy in from day one that you’re going to have to focus on something that’s extremely concentrated and narrow and try to do it very well”…[Listen for More]
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Exceptional growth starts at the top, so for the last 20 years Alice Heiman, has been helping sales leaders, business owners, and CEOs drive sales growth. She incorporates the newest research and best practices to help business owners and sales leaders bring about sustainable change that leads to growth.
“Take some time away from your business, some of that time should be to purely relax and do something completely different and enjoy and get 100% away from your business, and take some time away from your business to work on your business to examine what you do and how you do it and who you do it with and question all of that and wonder how can I do this better, both these things will help you be more creative and innovative but you need both, get your mind completely away from your business and clear it so that good thoughts can come in, creativity can come in, innovation can come in and then you need to plan that time you’re going to work on your business, think about your business in ways you haven’t thought about it before, maybe gather a few friends if you don’t have anybody who works for you but gather some people, take the time away from your business to work on your business and figure out how to do what you do better”…[Listen for More]
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Josh Haynam is the co-founder of Interact Quiz Builder, a tool used by more than 30,000 businesses including The American Red Cross, Budweiser, and Forbes. He's probably seen more quizzes than any other human on earth right now.
“You should work on your company as long as it’s improving the rest of your life, I mentioned those habits that I’ve developed and those are a direct result of having the company that I have and the way that I’ve structured my life is in reaction to having this business and it’s really improved, it’s improved my relationships, it’s improved my health and my fitness and my life overall and my mental state, and if your business is doing that and you’re getting better as a person you should never give up but if you’re business is dragging you down and your health is deteriorating, your relationships are falling apart and you’re just not feeling well, you should take a hard look at whether right now is the right time to be doing this or if you should be doing it at all because I see way too many people forcing themselves into a business when they really shouldn’t be”…[Listen for More]
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Steve Sims is an “ugly” kid from the outskirts of London, who wasn’t born into the world of luxury but certainly holds his place there now. As the founder of Bluefish, one of the top personal concierge services, and an expert marketer within the luxury industry, Steve has been quoted in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, London’s Sunday Times, South China Morning Post and many more. He has been on TV and has been a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard - twice! Want to sing with your favorite rock star, be serenaded by Andre Boceli, walk the red carpet at A List Oscar parties, get married in the Vatican, Dive to the wreck of the Titanic – these are just a few highlights of what Steve provides for his clients. He makes the impossible, possible. An entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word, Steve is well regarded within the luxury world for his innovation and down-to-earth personality. Known for his honesty, integrity and doing things “his way,” Steve creates experiences for his clients that they could never have imagined being possible.
“Calculate your downside before you step forward, it’s very easy to just sit here and go get up and go or you can do it, as we said earlier there’s a lot of people who really can’t get any better than where they are” …[Listen for More]
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Susanne Buckler began her art career as a sculptor but she soon found the immediacy of photography. For 25 years her photography studio Foto Imagerie was a major contributor in the world of jewelry, life style, interiors and food with clients including Saatchi, Unilever, Food & Wine magazine, and Avon.Her latest project, Talk to Me, is a mixed media installation of portraits of women.
“Open up your cabin of curiosities because I think being curious in life is what the entrepreneur does, they’re curious and then to learn to take a punch at those curiosities and go for it”…[Listen for More]
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Halley Gray, CEO of Evolve and Succeed, wants you to know 3 things: That she can teach you to have months of clients booked in advance. That you should drink gin when reading this freebie about the first 6 steps on getting booked out.
“Keep moving forward and kill your babies, not literally, most people treat their idea as babies, precious, we’re going to keep them and invest in them until they’re 18 and then they live with us until they’re 30 but for me when it comes to your ideas, if they’re not generating revenue then you gotta kill them or put them on the shelf because people will overinvest into an idea because they see the long term potential for it but the market doesn’t care”…[Listen for More]
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Vince Parry, a 30-year veteran of the health and wellness communications industry is the founder of the Parry Branding Group. Throughout his distinguished career, Vince has worked on many of the most well-known corporate, franchise, service and product brands. He was previously the Chief Branding Officer at inVentiv Health, the Founder and President of Y Brand, the Founder and President of GSW NY and the Chief Creative Officer at Sudler & Hennessey. Vince has appeared on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and BBC radio, has been featured in Medical Marketing and Media, PharmaVoice, Pharmaceutical Executive, and MedAdNews, and guest lectures at the Rutgers Pharmaceutical MBA program on healthcare branding. He is the author of the book Identity Crisis: Health Care Branding’s Hidden Problems and Proven Strategies to Solve Them.
“Make friends with everybody, I answer every phone call, I network like crazy with everybody I’ve ever known and their friends because you never know where the business is going to come from, you never know where the contact is going to come from and in the last 5 years when I’ve been in business on my own I’ve probably made 200 new connections just through networking and received 60 or 70% of my income just through those networking connections that I’d done”…[Listen for More]
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Clara Capano is an experienced and reputable performance coach, trainer, speaker and author. Clara follows the Ninja Selling philosophy of building relationships, listening to the customer, and helping them achieve their goals. Clara’s professional experience in sales and leadership. Consulting has helped her unlock strategies and solutions for her clients that ultimately help guide them to their own focus.
“Have fun and don’t take it so seriously, we are helping other people and we do have to show up and be purposeful, at the end of the day we’re focussing on connection and the more authentic, the more bold, the more real we can be, we can better serve others”…[Listen for More]
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Julian Hayes II is the founder of The Art of Fitness & Life. He’s an author, health & wellness consultant, and a nutrition and sleep science coach. He has a weekly column at Inc and is on a mission to help busy entrepreneurs treat their health as an investment, not an expense.
“Don’t sacrifice your sleep for more hustle, there’s a difference between existing through the day and thriving through the day and the last thing is be kind with your language towards yourself, be intentional with your actions, be specific with your vision and be picky about who you hang out with, be careful with your energy and where you direct it and be patient, strive for 1% daily improvement”…[Listen for More]
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From cancer to making history saving a billion dollar industry from ruin, award winning strategist and best selling author Nicola Grace The Mission Mentor, helps Entrepreneurs & Visionaries clarify and monetize their life's big mission so they can make a bigger impact, transform the world and build their legacy. Nicola's expert insights appear in the best seller Ready Aim Captivate along with other visionarys such as Deepak Chopra and Jim Stoval. She's the top speaker in the field of social entrepreneurship for Motivational Speakers in America and her Intuitive Visionary strategy skills have made her the secret weapon of politicians, business owners, social entrepreneurs, social innovators, thought leaders and an entire industry body.
“Listen to what’s going on in your mind and all of those bright ideas that you’re getting on what to do and really examine them because then they’ll be gold nuggets, don’t hold yourself back from that just really examine those inspirational thoughts that you’re having”…[Listen for More]
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Cynthia Grande is the owner of the Grande Law Firm. She works with families and business owners to help them find solutions for their legal concerns so that they can live with more peace of mind on a daily basis.
“Just imagine that big vision, and within that big vision you have for your business, what is the kind of difference you want to make to people and once you’ve established that why, what kind of difference you want to make for other people, just make sure you infuse that through every aspect of your business”…[Listen for More]
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Dudley Slater learned firsthand how to inspire and lead people. He co-founded Integra Telecom, Inc. and served as its CEO for fifteen years, growing the company from nine to over 2,000 employees. He transitioned the company from a start-up to national prominence as one of the ten largest fiber-based telecommunications companies in the United States, generating over $600 million in revenue. Attributing his company’s success to its people, Dudley became fascinated by the behavioral traits of leaders who successfully create companies that defy national norms and surveys, that indicate some seventy percent of US workers hate their job, and find little meaning in their work. Partnering with other leaders of iconic, nationally recognized organizations, Dudley refined his knowledge and techniques to create the practical, everyday tenets of Fusion Leadership. He earned a bachelor of science in geophysics from UCLA and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. Dudley has two beautiful grown children (Toryn and Kathrina) and lives with his wife of twenty-nine years, Laurie, in Portland, Oregon, and in New York, New York.
“Take the risk, there’s no better time than now to really take those first steps towards your entrepreneur’s journey, because it’s easy to delay and to talk yourself out of it and if you think too hard you can become your own worst critic and the second thing I would say and this is more to the people that have already taken the entrepreneurs plunge and they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone and they’re out there in the world building those entrepreneurs efforts, to those people I would say don’t do everything yourself, don’t only rely upon yourself to be successful, ask the question how can you inspire others to manifest your vision and think carefully about your behaviour and the work you’re doing to bring others along with you so that you can accomplish something great through the shared journey of a committed team of people”…[Listen for More]
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Kim Speed is an Author and Brand Visibility Expert at her company, Purple Moon Creative. She helps small business owners develop brands that attract more of the right clients. She divides her time developing brands for her clients, speaking, and running workshops.
“When you start out there’s going to be some ups and downs and there’s going to be some scary times and it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done, I enjoyed working in the corporate world but this has been the most rewarding and don’t be afraid to try”…[Listen for More]
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Suzanne Adams is a bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Purpose Consultant and Huffington Post Blogger who is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. She believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and living a life of fulfilment and joy! She is passionate about helping unlock exactly what that means for you.
“If you have a desire to create a business, if you have a call to create a business it means that’s what you’re supposed to be doing and I would recommend everyone to tap into that and keep going to do whatever it is you need to do, trust and know that there are people waiting on you to create whatever it is that you’re going to create so you can serve them”…[Listen for More]
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Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Small Business Hiring Expert and works with small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to end their hiring struggles and grow their businesses. She is the author of The YOLO Principle: The Ultimate Hiring Guide for Small Business, and a co-author of Rethinking Human Resources.
“Just go for it, I truly believe that all of us have a business inside of us and we just need to let it out and I’ll go back to what I said earlier from my mentor which is how dare you keep your brilliance from the world, go out and share it”…[Listen for More]
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Joyce Knudsen, Ph.D., earned Master Status in the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), she pioneered a distance learning program & trained at Notre’ Dame to evaluate others. She received the Image Makers Award for Industry Excellence & Award of Excellence for Education. Joyce has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Glamour, NYT, South China Morning Press, Psychology Today, Woman’s World, and she is also the author of 10 books and a radio personality on iTunes & iHeart radio.
“Do not jump into a business without researching it, you need to know everything there is to know about starting a business before you start a website and put up for the world to see, people can tell whether you’re an amateur or a professional, you want to be a professional in appearance, knowledge, communication because they all play the part of being an entrepreneur”…[Listen for More]
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Best-selling author, Ginny Gane is an adventurous, fun Law of Attraction expert for people who crave more out of life and are ready to realize their full potential. A world traveler, she teaches you LOA Skills and guides you how to purposefully create a life you are wildly in love with.
“It comes down to belief and not just that you have to choose, so remember that you have the power to believe in yourself, it’s a decision, you have to decide that you’re going to believe in yourself over and over and over again along the way, only you can do that, it has to come from you and it is a decision and know that you have the power to do that and make that choice and that is going to be the core”…[Listen for More]
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Lisa Crilley Mallis works with people who are constantly dealing with a packed schedule and who want to increase their business success WITHOUT working nights and weekends. She lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with her husband Lou. She loves chocolate, the beach, and country music.
“Reach out, reach out for help, when you’re in that place of oh I don’t know, get out and have someone help you find what it is you don’t know, when you get to a place where you know what you don’t know and it’s time to up level your skill set, reach out for someone to help up level that, one of the great things for me is looking at Mary’s business and thinking, couple years I’m going to be right there because I’m on that path, she’s happy and willing to share strategies”…[Listen for More]
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Matthew Bertulli is co-founder and CEO of Demac Media and co-founder of Pela Case. He considers himself a student of retail and eCommerce above all else and his companies are where he tests his ideas in an effort to help commerce evolve. He’s helped to build and grow more than 100 eCommerce businesses over the last 10 years that have done billions in online sales in that time.
“Patience, I meet too many entrepreneurs who are beating themselves up, at 22 years old for not yet building the next face book and it’s sad, it’s just unrealistic, it’s great to dream big but if you want to do this and this is your path and your choice, this shit takes time, and it takes work and that means you’ve got to build and develop patience”…[Listen for More]
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