Jack Langworthy is an entrepreneur who started as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Tanzania, where he became obsessed with more efficiently connecting food supply and demand in the local farming economy. He has since founded NINAYO, an online trading platform for African agriculture, which is backed by the chairman and founder of Uber, Expa Labs, Science Inc. and the United Nations. Today we chat with him in his office in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
“Tell your story, get your word out there”…[Listen for More]
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Makenna Johnston is an alchemist and creator. She was born into this world the love child of philosophies of non-attachment and high-level business acumen. She's also the author of The Intention Generation; a whole human leadership coach; a business consultant; artist; and chef. Makenna can be found traipsing the world, leading experiences, and coaching creative humans (she calls them unicorns). She's also the CEO of La Peetch, a food project dedicated to cultivating community and courage through cooking housed at Julia Child's home in Provence.
“Just do it, do the work and start, don’t worry about where to start just start. I think that we get wrapped up on the where and the how but the best thing to do is just to do something”…[Listen for More]
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Samantha Lippiatt is an entrepreneur, healthy lifestyle advocate and co-founder of Australia’s first dedicated wellness travel company Health and Fitness Travel. Samantha has an unbridled enthusiasm for all things travel, health and fitness and is committed to providing healthy holidays options that not only enhance but change lives.
“Just begin, don’t be afraid to fail and know that there are very, very few overnight successes, the success comes from the long haul so get prepared for that”…[Listen for More]
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Brian Shuster is one of the pioneers of the internet, and has developed and holds the patents to many core internet technologies and business methods. He is considered one of the trail-blazers in internet content provision, and has been discussed and featured in many industry and general news outlets, including: MSNBC.com, Business 2.0, Yahoo, Wired News, and many others.
“There is obviously lots of challenges one is going about starting a business. On substantial one is this sort of fear of disengaging from a more traditional path… I got in to the business of developing print materials for UCLA instructors. And so that sort helped me overcome that challenge. It sucked out all of my available free time that would have been recreation and non-productive. But by sacrificing that I was able to prove to myself that I could create a business that could generate profit and I had years to do that. By the time I was done with college I was successful in that space. So I could rely on that therefore to not got to medical school. So I would say that was certainly probably the biggest challenge was to say, how am I going to live, how am I going to deal with not having a fall back in the event that the business that I am trying to get off the ground…because getting a business off the ground is hard – most businesses fail. And most of them fail I think because you have too short a runway. If you can give yourself an unlimited runway then you are making the call of when the business is failed”…[Listen for More]
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Michael Willis, Co-founder and CEO of Medaware Systems, is a Former Vice President at Philips Electronics, and Jones Intercable who left corporate life to pursue his passion for developing innovative technologies and services. Michael has built successful start-up companies, both publicly traded and privately held, leading them to exit strategies that brought considerable value to investors and other stakeholders.
“Know your customer, who are they, what are their problems, have you talked to them at great length and what their problems are, what are their expectations and how can you really bring something of value of them”…[Listen for More]
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Calvin Correli is an artist, entrepreneur, and the CEO of a holistically focused, multi-million dollar software company called Simplero. Calvin is passionate about helping online business owners do exactly what brings them most alive.
Focus on yourself and what brings you alive, what you want to create, how you want to feel, obviously any business we’re focussed on the customer and serving the customer and all that but my advice for you is to do that for you that brings you alive”…[Listen for More]
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Tracey Osborne is an expert Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant who specializes in telesummits and funnel strategy and creation. Tracey assists high achieving entrepreneurs in surpassing their goals by managing the behind the scenes operations. By removing the stress of daily operations, Tracey allows her clients the focus and freedom to do whatever it is that they do best…thus resulting in heightened profit and growth.
“Don’t give up, it’s out there, it’s going to happen, if you want it badly, you just got to drive and keep going”…[Listen for More]
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Mimika Cooney "South African born Mimika Cooney is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, TV Host, Branding, Video Marketing and Visibility Strategist, Award winning Photographer, Published Author, Speaker, Mompreneur. Mimika’s passion is helping female entrepreneurs build the business of their dreams, boost their visibility online, attract their dream clients, position their brand, and build a business so they can have more time to do the things they love. Mimika began her entrepreneurial journey at age 16 , and has since run four successful businesses in South Africa, England and the USA. She has experience in digital marketing, branding, website design, public relations, photography, TV broadcasting, and Video production. She has worked as a live on-air television broadcaster hosting an unscripted breakfast magazine show "York Today" in York, England. She received television broadcaster/presenting training in South Africa from Nadia Bilchick (who is a current CNN news anchor). She is an international award winning photographer with 13 years experience and has authored two books on the subject. She is a public speaker, and loves to teach workshops, courses and lead masterminds. Her signature membership site "The Worthy Revolution" and her Facebook Group help the modern female entrepreneur build her business and boost her visibility with style!
“Follow your heart and don’t water down your goals based on other people’s opinions, especially those closest to you, they mean well but sometimes they don’t see the vision. Using pen and paper really helps you to commit” …[Listen for More]
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Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences, sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities, to even a former U.S. President.Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann has sold over half a million copies and it has been translated into 21 languages. It has been released in a new, expanded edition, with a foreword by Huffington Post founder and publisher, Arianna Huffington. Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida.
“Money is simply an echo of value, it’s the thunder if you will to value’s lightning”...[Listen for More]
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Todd Hess is the CEO of SailTime, the world’s leading boat membership program. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, SailTime has more than 28 bases in North America and seven bases in Australia. SailTime members share the use of a professionally managed boat through the use of a unique and proprietary online scheduling system. A monthly membership fee covers the slip fees, maintenance, insurance and operating costs.
“You most likely will not home run on your first venture, great if that’s the case but it may take several ventures as it did for me before you find that lane of growth, you have to also seeing for the fences whenever the opportunity arises, a lot of people hold back”…[Listen for More]
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Kathy McShane is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur. She works with women to help them to launch or expand their business. She runs an Incubator, a Mastermind and Peer-to-Peer workshops as well as a number of networking groups that are designed to inspire, motivate and bring other entrepreneurs together.
“Don’t take it personally, make sure you know the difference between your product or service and you, because if you are your product or service you will never look at that objectively” …[Listen for More]
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Jordan Edelson is a Forbes 30 under 30, a seasoned entrepreneur, and the Founder and CEO of Appetizer Mobile. He is also a Technology news contributor on CNBC, Bloomberg and others. He partnered with the Yankee Manager Joe Girardi on a new mobile game. Jordan is also a Director of Chic Sketch and a former CTO of H3 Enterprises Inc. (the first publicly traded Hip-Hop Company).
“Find something you’re passionate about because that is really what is going to carry you through and if you already have something you’re passionate about keep going with it, understand you’re aiming for that big picture”...[Listen for More]
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Jan Edwards is the founder and CEO at Paving the Way, an organization committed to ending sex trafficking in the United States. through education and empowerment. Jan spent over 25 years in sales and marketing working with big names like Time Warner, Bright House, the UN and other international organizations, before taking on the worldwide initiative to prevent children from become victims of this silent crime. She is the writer and producer of the award winning film; Trapped in the Trade that is used globally in business and educational programs across the country and believes this endeavor must start in our neighborhoods.
“Don’t ever give up, as tough and hard as it gets don’t ever give up, surround yourself with people who will both encourage you and tell it to you straight”...[Listen for More]
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Best selling author, thriving entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and coach, and world class trainer, Cornelia Shipley is known for empowering people to achieve their peak performance, strategically plan for the future and ultimately create a life and work that REALLY work!
“Don’t wait, if you have an idea, imperfect action is better than no action”...[Listen for More]
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Evan Carmichael coaches entrepreneurs for peak performance. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist helping raise $500K to $15 million. Evan was named one of the Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers for your Next Conference by Inc. magazine and one of the Top 40 Social Marketing Talents by Forbes. He has been interviewed or featured as an entrepreneur expert in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mashable, and elsewhere. He now runs EvanCarmichael.com, a popular website for entrepreneurs. He speaks globally and is based in Toronto. And his One Word is “Believe.”
“Do what you’re passionate about, too many entrepreneurs pick up inc magazine and see a list of the fastest growing companies and they said well I need to get into that space because its growing really quickly, I need to go and create my own app even though you know nothing about apps, you don’t care about apps, you won’t have success just trying to chase an opportunity, you have to be passionate about what you’re doing”...[Listen for More]
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Kate Butler is a #1 Best Selling Author, Certified Professional Success Coach and Intuitive Strategist. Kate has been featured on HBO, in Jack Canfield's newest release, Living the Success Principles and has also shared the speaking stage with celebrity cooking sensation, Laura Vitale. Kate's books have received the prestigious Mom's Choice Award for Excellence®, the Readers Favorite International Book Award® and have also been endorsed by popular children's brand, Kidorable® and the Garden State Discovery Museum™. Kate's passion is intuitively coaching her clients through their own transformations and breakthroughs so they can identify their life's mission and begin living on their highest path. Kate accomplishes this through her books, 1:1 & group coaching work and live events. Her mission is to guide people to step into their light and ignite their life!
“No matter what do what lights you up, do what you are connected to, spend every single day doing what brings you joy and what you absolutely love so that you can live your days in optimum fulfilment because it is absolutely possible”...[Listen for More]
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Tasha Reign is a dynamic and multi-dimensional star in entertainment. While pursuing a degree in Women’s Studies from UCLA, Tasha regularly began dancing at gentlemen’s clubs. The 5’5” SoCal beauty was featured in Playboy 2010’s “Girls of the Pac-10” and was named May 2011 Penthouse “Pet of the Month.” A desire to further explore her sexuality led Tasha to adult films, where she remains one of the most sought-after porn stars, appearing in movies for the top studios. Tasha’s acclaimed performances were recognized with a 2014 Female Performer of the Year nomination at the XBIZ Awards, and noting her celebrity status and unique views on music, Rock Confidential magazine made Tasha a weekly reviewer. Indeed, porn, rock, and Tasha Reign are a platinum combination. Tasha also pens columns for OC Weekly and BroBible.com, and is a recurring co-host on KX 93.5 FM in Laguna Beach. In addition to performing, dancing, and writing, Tasha is the founder / owner of the award nominated Reign Productions, a high-end adult studio which brings Tasha's sexual fantasies to life. Reign Productions' DVDs are distributed by Girlfriends Films. Tasha's entrepreneurial enterprises also extend to adult novelty products.
“…figure out what it is that you want to do and map out how you are going to do it and then just go for it. Even if you don’t have the tools or you don’t have the money do anything in your power to get to where you need to be and to really internalise you goals. I believe …[Listen for More]
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Sasha Laghonh works as a global Life Strategies & Business Coach who shares insights from the business and spiritual realm to educate audiences on how to reach their goals while working on their innerselves.
“Be yourself, be true to yourself, be true to your vision and no matter what you do in life be passionate and pay it forward”...[Listen for More]
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Brian Gill is an experienced entrepreneur and has played a role in the founding of five successful technology companies in the last 13 years. Brian is currently the active CEO of Gillware Data Recovery and a principle in Gillware Digital Forensics.
“Once you begin your idea and you start executing, try to bootstrap it, try not to quit your day job, work harder than you have ever worked before, if you’re not in a position now to start your business, behave at your current business like you are the owner, people might look at you like you’re crazy”...[Listen for More]
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Michelle Simkiss Dunk Visionary Mentoring Group ~ In beTWEEN Girls is my Non-Profit CEO and Certified Tranformation Coach for VMG; President and Founder for IBG. "Michelle Dunk is a Visionary Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Certified Transformation and Success Coach. She is the President and Founder of a unique Mentoring and Scholarship Program called In beTWEEN Girls. Her organization is a Non-Profit 501c3 Corporation dedicated to empowering the lives of TWEEN and Teen girls by teaching them self-worth, confidence, invaluable life skills, and how to connect with their own Inner Spark. Michelle is also the CEO of the Visionary Mentoring Group, which has a mission to bring personal and professional visions to life. Her role as a motivator and mentor for women began several years ago when Michelle hosted a weekly woman’s group in her home teaching meditation, EFT tapping, empowerment and inspiring like-minded women in their own personal journeys. Today, as a Life Coach, she taps into the deep maternal, nurturing love and warm energy that she inherited from her Mom to hold the space for those seeking clarity and accelerated results with their goals. Her signature process takes her clients from pain to purpose to achieve peace, prosperity and passion. Michelle holds a degree in Sociology from Rowan University and a concentration in International Studies. She is most at peace in nature, particularly the beach, and enjoys traveling. Michelle has spent the past 12 years balancing motherhood with an active commitment to motivation, healing, and mentoring through her non-profit work, entrepreneurial pursuits and coaching. She treasures spending time with her family and friends and can typically be found with her husband, Jimmy, cheering on their daughters, Madelyn and Cassidy, on the soccer fields, basketball courts, dance recitals, and various life endeavors.
“Take that step forward, don’t wait, there’s no perfect circumstance, there’s no one that feels a 100% ready there’s no one that doesn’t feel scared”...[Listen for More]
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Chantelle Adams is a Professional Speaker, Speech Stylist and Courage Igniter. She has delivered over 800 speeches in the last 5 years and created a 6-figure business in just 9 months, recently having a 200K launch. But the financial success is not her WHY, she has put her success to good use and helped build schools in Kenya, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Haiti; and she is on a mission to help entrepreneurs find their voice, own their story and have the courage to share it through the power of speaking so they can turn their message into a movement.
“Stop waiting, so many people are just waiting for the right time, for the right product, for the right coach, for enough money, to invest, they’re programmed to be completely done”...[Listen for More]
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Ryan Biddulph is a pro blogger who helps folks retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging.
“Follow your fun, and the finances follow, follow your passion, and the profit genuinely follow”...[Listen for More]
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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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