David Olk is the CEO and Co-Founder of Voray, helping people more authentically build meaningful business relationships. Prior to Voray, David co-founded ShopKeep, an SaaS Point-of-Sale technology company, which under David’s leadership, grew to one of NYC’s largest software companies with over 25,000 enterprise customers and raising over $100 million in capital. He is an active advisor and investor to multiple early-startups, a NYC TechStars Mentor, is a Board Director of ShopKeep, Vengo, Amper Music and Columbia University’s Lang, and was a board member of Kickstarter which he helped advise from the earliest stages. David began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at PriceWaterhouseCooper’s (PWC), followed by working in M&A at Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp (IAC). He is a graduate of Tulane University and Columbia Business School. David lives in New York City with his wife and two sons. When he is not working at or advising startups, you can find David chasing two toddlers around in a city park near you.
“Do a lot of user discovery before you spend any money”…[Listen for More]
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Melissa Krivachek takes people who have experienced devastation, death or divorce and helps them create radical change in their lives, businesses and families. The point at which change happens is a decision ... a decision it takes many of us years to get to.
“Do the exercise that I told you to do in the beginning of this podcast, if you do not map out 15 minutes every day for the next 7 days you’ll constantly say I don’t have time I don’t know what to do I don’t have money, I don’t know what I value when in all actuality you do based on this exercise”…[Listen for More]
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Kristi Hedges is a nationally recognized expert in leadership communications. She coaches CEOs and senior executives at leading global companies, and her workshops and keynotes have reached thousands of leaders in various industries, from the Fortune 500 to the United States government to nonprofits. She is the founder of The Hedges Company and the author of THE POWER OF PRESENCE and the new book THE INSPIRATION CODE. Kristi writes about leadership for Forbes.com and is regularly featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and Entrepreneur, as well as on programs such as the BBC and CNBC. She is a teaching faculty member at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. Kristi lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.
“Running a business is full of uncertainty and we never know what’s going to happen, on one hand one bad situation can change a company dramatically and one great situations can change your company dramatically so we don’t know what’s around the corner and if we’re always trying to tamp down the uncertainty then we’re going to tamp down our growth and our possibility at the same time”…[Listen for More]
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Chelsea Baldwin was a content & marketing executive who quit her job to start her own copywriting agency. Today, she teaches entrepreneurs how to get to the core emotions behind their brand and appeal to their target audience in a way that's fresh and new... and stands out from the crowd.
“Just start something whether you’re just starting out or you have a new side of your business that you want to expand, it doesn’t have to be perfect, it will evolve to be quote on quote perfect over time and with practice but you’ll never reach the level you want to if you don’t start and let yourself get through the period of figuring things out”…[Listen for More]
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Erin Bury is a marketer, former technology journalist, and startup enthusiast. She is the Managing Director at creative communications agency Eighty-Eight, and writes a small business column for the Financial Post. She was named one of Marketing Magazine’s 30 Under 30, and her claim to fame is being retweeted by Oprah - twice.
“Focus not just on your company’s brand but on your personal brand, some of the best known entrepreneurs in the world have such a strong personal brand, think of people like Richard Branson, people know who they are and who their companies are and that’s a really great advantage for other entrepreneurs so focus on getting out and speaking at events and attending events and writing content and finding interviews with journalists…[Listen for More]
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Chris Voss is author of the national best-seller Never Split The Difference, international keynote speaker, negotiation consultant, and award-winning business school professor. After 24 years as a lead FBI hostage negotiator, Chris founded The Black Swan Group, a firm that solves business communication problems with hostage negotiation strategies.
“Fear is going to get in your way, and that’s part of being a human being, self doubts, that’s going to hold you back, that’s going to stop you from pulling the trigger on different things at different times and not being aggressive enough or forward thinking enough but you don’t want to do it stupidly, you got to be prepared to adjust and deviate and adapt and I’m relatively cautious in how we’re going after things because I’m worried about the kind of impact it’s going to have on the people that work for me”…[Listen for More]
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Teresa de Grosbois is a 4x Bestselling Author and an International Speaker sought by entrepreneurs and large corporations wanting to better understand how local word of mouth can suddenly turn into an epidemic. Specializing in the topics of influence and success, Teresa has a proven track-record in understanding word of mouth epidemics having taken three books to best-seller status in only 8 months. Her book Mass Influence hit #1 international bestseller status in North America and Europe on the same day it launched. Teresa teaches business and marketing courses around the globe, including teaching courses to start-up entrepreneurs in developing countries. As the Chair of the Evolutionary Business Council, Teresa leads an international, invitation-only council of speakers and influencers dedicated to teaching the principles of success. Teresa is also the co-founder of the Global Influence Summit.
“Give yourself permission to take action around your dreams because until you take action you’re just dreaming”…[Listen for More]
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Garrett Sutton has been practicing corporate law for more than 35 years assisting entrepreneurs and real estate investors in protecting their assets and maximizing financial goals through his companies, Corporate Direct and Sutton Law Center. He is a best-selling author and one of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Advisors. All of Garrett Sutton’s books are part of the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” wealth-building book series.
“I think having a team is really important and Robert Kiyosaki really keys on that, Robert and the advisors have a book out, it’s just been released it’s called More important than Money, and what’s more important than money is an entrepreneurs team, having a team of people, a lawyer, a CPA, a graphic designer, a team of people that can help you, you don’t have to do everything yourself”…[Listen for More]
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Shawn McBride is an authority helping successful business owners build companies that stand the test of time. He's a TEDx speaker, author of Business Blunders! and a frequent conference speaker on making business dreams come true. He's a frequent online contributor of videos and content on planning.
“Start pursuing your dreams as soon as you can, take the time the time to get some clarity on what you want everything to fit together like, so many people jump into something because one piece of it but they don’t think about how all the pieces are going to fit together, understand where you’re going then just take a first small step, don’t have to do everything at once, just start moving towards your dreams and things will start happening”…[Listen for More]
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John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than 2 million copies, including the bestselling classic "The Go-Giver." As a teenager, he started his own high school. His book Take the Lead was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post “Best Leadership Book of 2011.”
“Trust yourself, trust your vision, your voice, your gut absolutely, trust the outcome is there, trust your own path, and at the same time don’t trust yourself, there are voices around you who know you better than you know yourself in some ways so learn to listen to them, lean on them, trust them, you have to do both, keep the door open keep the door closed”…[Listen for More]
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Simcha Gluck, is a father, husband, a life celebrator, game-changer, and futurist. He Co-Founded the boutique game-based entrepreneurial training company Freshbiz, which has taken over 50,000 professionals from top companies across the globe on a game-based journey to smarter, better, and faster. He is also the author of “The New Entrepreneurz: Changing the Way You Play Life”.
“Keep going, keep going, life is a movie, it’s not a scene, in a scene we get this sort of perception that the pie is limited, someone’s down, someone’s up, something’s a failure, something’s a win but the overall realisation that life is a movie and it’s just one chapter of our life or one frame in this massively long story, keep going, develop the story, tell something awesome, celebrate life, impact people”…[Listen for More]
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Meliss Jakubovic is a Facebook Ads Expert and Marketing Specialist. She’s a self-proclaimed Serial Entrepreneur and a hustler full of passion. Her ad agency, Meliss Marketing helps businesses and entrepreneurs put their product or service in front of the right client or customer so they can scale their business strategically and spend time doing what they love to do. As a single mom of two boys, it is incredibly important for Meliss to use her time efficiently and effectively and that’s why she is determined to get sh*t done for her clients. Meliss is an extreme hard worker and loves to help people achieve their goals. Problem-solving and resourcefulness are some of her best qualities. She attributes her success to being an entrepreneur herself and her love of learning new systems and strategies. Meliss believes that the learning and creative process never ends.
“You need to organise your life, you need to organise your business, it’s so easy to say I have this and this and this to do and then you become so scatter brained and if you can just come up with a system and implement it and just repeat it every day, it might be slow moving but over time all those little things that you’re doing is going to compound into major success”…[Listen for More]
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Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D., is an industrial-organizational psychology practitioner and workplace expert. She is a speaker, author, and the executive consultant and founder of The Cooper Strategic Group. Her book, Working with Difficult People, provides clear strategies to effectively handle the ten types of difficult bosses, colleagues, and subordinates.
“Do not think or assume that you know all of the answers, always be hungry and thirsting for more information that can help you to help yourself and ultimately once you get to where you want to be, be generous to help others get there too”…[Listen for More]
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While many know Bob Reina to have quite a sense of humor, it’s no joke when he says: “In order to be successful, it takes commitment over a period of years, and I mean a lot of them.” Self-discipline helped him remain farsighted in a career that had many bumps as well as forks in the road. Bob juggled several jobs while completing his coursework at the University of South Florida, and he eventually went on to graduate number one in his police academy class. Anyone recognizing his picture might be having a flashback of Bob pulling them over during his patrol days. In response to an entrepreneurial itch, however, Bob began using good old-fashion desire and sweat to make it as a part-time associate in direct selling. His passion for marketing led to boldly giving-up a steady paycheck. Family and friends called him crazy, but he had a clear-cut vision for success. In a recent survey, “Bob‘s vision” was actually the reoccurring reason that Talk Fusion’s marketing and technology experts joined his team. He brings insight and dedication to work, and he also brings family pets to the office each day. Therefore, it is no surprise that much of Bob‘s free time goes to actively supporting non-profit groups to help animals.
“Dream big and never stop dreaming, if you think about it, Ty Cobb is the baseball player who has the highest average in the history of the major league baseball, his average was 366 which means he did not get a hit 6 out of 10 times, he struck out and or did not reach base more times than he was successful and that’s what I would encourage people, just to swing the bat more often, you’d be amazed at what happens”…[Listen for More]
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Dr Tiffany Jana is the Co-founder and CEO of TMI Consulting, a global diversity and inclusion B Corp. She is also an international public speaker, and the author of several articles, and one book, ranging from workplace diversity to overcoming personal bias.
“Don’t give up, it get’s hard, it can be lonely, it can scary, all the unknowns and the inevitable change but entrepreneurship is definitely a game of perseverance so I would say stick to it and when you do fail and you will because we all do, just don’t beat yourself up, learn, take something from it and try to do something better”…[Listen for More]
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Gertrude Chapman is a Self-Worth Growth Life Coach. She is dedicated to helping women live their life on purpose and succeed. Teaching them to appreciate their uniqueness and helping them discover their monetary value. Showing them how to overcome obstacles and launch their goals to achieve their dream.
“Use fear and obstacles as a stepping stones to launch you into your purpose instead of backing up from there, you have to keep pressing, don’t stop but keep moving forward, appreciate who you are, be authentic, don’t try to be a copycat of nobody else because you are a powerful individual, you have self worth and everything that you need to be successful in life is already on the inside of you if you only believe”…[Listen for More]
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Chase Amante is a long-time student of dating psychology. He runs the world's most preeminent men's dating advice website, Girls Chase. Girls Chase has been in business since 2008, and has served over 6,000 customers. Over one million men per month visit the site.
“Try to get into something that you have a good strong gut feeling of but bounce it off of other people too before you start, I’ve seen different guys start businesses and they’ve bounced the idea off myself and different people and we tried to tell them that there’s really not a market for that, we think you should keep looking and find something else and they just went ahead with it anyway and what always happens is, it is a shame, I see it with a lot of guys, if their first product doesn’t work they just give up and go and do something else at that point”…[Listen for More]
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Simona Ksoll is a marketing strategist and mentor to women in business. She helps them increase their income and bring their big inner vision to life.
“Stop talking, start doing, the time is now, get the help that you need and get moving”…[Listen for More]
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Steven Benson is the Founder and CEO of Badger Maps, the #1 app in the Apple App Store for field salespeople. After receiving his MBA from Stanford, Steve worked at Google, where he was recognized as a top sales executive. Badger shows salespeople their customers and leads on a map and helps them build a daily route.
“Now is not the best time in your life to have a work life balance, basically now, whatever you’re trying to get through, the big challenge, don’t worry about work life balance now, people talk about work life balance and how important it is all the time but I pull all nighters just because I want to build a new training for my team and on Tuesday I went to bed at 7AM and my wife was like what are you doing and I was like I built the coolest training about this mid funnel sales training, how to do these things and she was like you’re a lunatic and I was like I know, I’ll go to bed now”…[Listen for More]
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Meiyoko Taylor is a Best Selling Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Emotional Mastery Coach. Over the past 15 years, he has worked with corporate professionals, CEOs, entertainers, public figures, industry leaders, students, & entrepreneurs guiding them toward self-improvement. This has established him as a leader in the field of personal development.
“If you get that feeling, if you have that particular desire to do something and it scares you to death and you know it’s something that can particularly change your life, I mean this can elevate you to a level of success that you desire to be but it scares the crap out of you, think about everything that would change in your life if you made that particular action or that particular thing and then do it, that’s what I challenge every entrepreneur on this recording to do”…[Listen for More]
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Sarah Walton is the founder of The Money Mindset Course, an interactive course designed to transform our relationship to money, and the When I Grow Up program for entrepreneurs and about-to-be entrepreneurs, as well as Better Way Moms, an online magazine for moms. Before leaving corporate America to support other women full-time, Sarah spent her 15-year career navigating the corporate world, where she managed a P&L worth hundreds of millions of dollars, worked closely with Marianne Williamson, mentored dozens of women, and balanced motherhood at the same time. As her career progressed she was frequently the only woman in the room as the executive team made decisions for customers, product development, financial projections, company direction and company culture. Through her companies, and her Redefining Success Events, she speaks around the nation, offering her courses, products and workshops, all designed to inspire, inform and ignite passion. Her companies have become known and trusted brands around the world and one of her businesses was recently featured on The Today Show.
“Keep your head down, trust your gut and keep working”…[Listen for More]
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Multimillionaire serial entrepreneur May McCarthy is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist, speaker, and author who has grown six profitable companies to as large as 250 employees and over $100 million in annual revenues. May is an advisor for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Seattle University and serves on several business, philanthropic, arts and university boards. May has spent 32 years uncovering the mystery of how to rely on intuition to experience great levels of success, financial abundance, and freedom. She is the author of the best-selling book The Path to Wealth (Hierphant Publishing 2015).
“Make sure that you believe that it’s possible to achieve the success that you have planned, make it familiar and welcome into your life and surround yourself with people who support you in your dreams, make sure you find some mentors if possible, if you’ve never done this before, find some mentors that have who can encourage you and help you to avoid some of the mistakes that they made”…[Listen for More]
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Suzie Scanlon Rabinowitz is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Bliss Lawyers, an alternative legal model placing high caliber lawyers on an engagement basis with in-house legal departments and law firms. She founded SRD Legal Group which is a women-owned virtual law firm and isco-author of Finding Bliss that was published by the ABA in 2015.
“Find good people and good things will happen, I really like to surround myself with good people, I really think I’ve surrounded myself with people who are much smarter than I am which is a wonderful thing, I’ve learned as an entrepreneur, you don’t have to do everything, If there are areas like me for example I’m not great with financials, I have an amazing CFO so it’s okay not to be able to do everything” … [Listen for More]
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Alison Bernstein is the founder of the Suburban Jungle, a real estate firm exclusively focused on buyers leaving the city for the suburbs. Recognizing how different neighboring towns can be from one another and how little families learn about a community during the home search, Alison launched Suburban Jungle, helping buyers navigate suburbia, and understand the ins and outs of towns before making their decision. She had personally experienced these challenges while undertaking her own suburban search, and strived to bring that unique expertise to Suburban Jungle families. Prior to this launch, Alison worked in the industry for more than 15 years, including senior-level roles in sales, leasing, investment banking and corporate strategic work spanning three of the nation’s leading real estate organizations. She has revolutionized the real estate industry by creating this new advisory pre-search component to the home buying process. When she’s not helping families in their suburban explorations, Alison enjoys traveling, skiing and tennis as well as spending time at home with her husband and four young children …and huge dog.
“Just do it, don’t spend so much time to come up with an idea and wonder if it’s great, every day there is an opportunity to create something or do something better and as a reminder, every company large and small, every concept started with just one idea, somebody not just putting pen to paper but really just going out there and getting that first client and getting it done. Don’t get caught up in the paperwork, don’t get caught up in the plan, sometimes you just have to seize that opportunity right away before it goes away”…[Listen for More]
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Annette D. Giacomazzi, is the owner and founder of CastCoverz! a rockin' fun manufacturing and ecommerce company based in California and the author of the soon to be published book for women business owners, Till Business Do Us Part, How to Thrive in Your Business & Survive Your Unsupportive Husband.
“Execute execute execute, there is nothing else more important, you’re going to make mistakes, get the product out there, don’t wait for it to be perfect because it never will, we’re still improving on our flagship product, we’re still improving on our messaging, we’re still improving on our website but that’s the iteration process, because you get it out there”…[Listen for More]
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