Kevin Gianni is co-founder and CEO of Annmarie Skin Care--an award winning skin care company that produces organic and wildcrafted facial oils, serums, cleansers, essential oil blends and natural makeup. Annmarie Skin Care has been one of Inc500’s Fastest Growing Companies and also was recognized as one of Inc500’s Best Workplaces. The company and products have been featured by many media outlets including The New York Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, and Organic Spa Magazine. Kevin has 15 years of digital marketing experience and his expertise includes building traffic from multiple channels, affiliate marketing, copywriting, and overall marketing strategy.
“Hang out with good entrepreneurs, I think that’s a good way to do it, and if you’re small you can go to groups like B&I and even just go to town hall meetings or chamber of commerce just get around other entrepreneurs”…[Listen for More]
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Paul Obrien is a visionary entrepreneur who invented a new category of software in 1989, which evolved to become the world’s largest astrology and divination website: Tarot.com. He is the author of three books, including Great Decisions, Perfect Timing: Cultivating Intuitive Intelligence. He hosts the Pathways radio show and podcast, an interview program that focuses on personal and cultural transformation.
“Take the risks that grow you is probably the best advice that I could give because if something is going to help you develop in an area of your natural temperament or interests or aptitudes, you can’t lose no matter what happens you’re going to win, whether it turns out to be a highly profitable thing to do in terms of monetary success or not you’re going to be glad you did it just for the sake of the experience”…[Listen for More]
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Dr. Samant Virk is Founder & CEO of MediSprout, a company focused on connecting doctors with their patients through innovative technology solutions. Samant’s vision is to address the shortcomings of healthcare by enhancing the provider-patient interaction with its virtual video product, V2MD.
“Rehashing your purpose, rehashing your mission, constantly evaluating it, writing it in different forms. Trying to in your own head make sure you know what you’re doing and are sticking to your mission so sticking to the mission over and over again is tremendously important, it helps you be genuine, it helps you be creative”…[Listen for More]
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Magnus Unemyr has been working with marketing in the international software industry for 20+ years; the last decade as co-founder/co-owner and VP of Sales & marketing. During this time, he has built and managed a distributor network in over 50 countries. Magnus has also written several books, including 'Mastering Online Marketing', 'The Internet of Things', and 'Data-Driven Marketing with Artificial intelligence'. Now he is an independent consultant/speaker/author in the field of marketing automation and artificial intelligence.
“Having a strong personal brand is going to become very important in the future and if you can start to build your name whether by writing blogging podcasting or writing a book or engaging on social media, doesn’t matter so much but having a strong personal brand will help create a strong company, it’ll help venture capital funding, it’ll help create audience and trust”…[Listen for More]
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Mr. Shiv Khera is the founder of Qualified Learning Systems USA. An Author, Educator, Business Consultant and a successful Entrepreneur, he is a much sought-after speaker. He inspires and encourages individuals to realize their true potential. He has taken his dynamic personal messages to opposite sides of the globe, from the U.S. to Singapore. His 30 years of research & understanding has put organizations on a path of growth and fulfillment. Mr. Shiv Khera is the author of 14 books including the international bestseller "You Can Win", which has sold over 3.5 million copies in 21 languages. His other books are creating new records. His Clients include Lufthansa, HP, Citigroup, HSBC, Canon, Nestle, Philips, Mercedes Benz, Johnson & Johnson, Metlife and many more. Tens of thousands of people have benefitted from his dynamic workshops internationally in over 20 countries and millions have heard him as a Keynote Speaker. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Mr. Khera is the brand ambassador of Round Table Foundation. He has been recognized and honored by Rotary International and The Lions International. His Trademark is "Winners don't do different things, They do things differently"®
“Stay focussed, think big but start small. Make sure you create a culture of trust and integrity in your organisation, trust and accountability. It starts with the entrepreneur himself and if they’re not trustworthy they can never create a culture of trust and accountability” …[Listen for More]
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Jennifer is the founder of Jennifer Dawn Coaching and Best Planner Ever. She's a success coach for 6 and 7 figure business owners who want to double their revenues in 6 months or less while working half the time. She's built two multi-million dollar businesses, is a published author, and speaker.
“It’s not really about getting from point A to point B, it’s really about the ride in-between and if you can start to enjoy the day to day in your business and know that when you get from where you are now to where you’re trying to get to, when you get there guess what you’re going to want to go somewhere else and when you get there you’re going to want to go somewhere else and if right now today you could just maybe let that go a little bit and really start to enjoy the ride, let it unfold, it’s like a surfer on a wave. Just ride the wave and try not to get too caught up in that place that you’re trying to go because once you get there you’re just going to have another place that you want to go, it’s really about the ride in between”…[Listen for More]
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Anna Foster is the founder and chief executive officer of A Maven’s World, an event-focused and consulting business that works with individuals and brands on strategy, networking and development. She is a connector, event host, speaker, entrepreneur, and influencer. She also hosted her own radio show on WZBR-AM for several years in Boston. Anna’s work has earned her various awards and recognitions; including the Ignatius Foundation Sapphire Award, special appearances on numerous media outlets, and three state-level honors: 2016 from the Governor of Massachusetts, and two-consecutive honors in 2016 and 2017 from the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Her popular workshops “Creating Your Brand” and “Mindfulness for Entrepreneurs” serves as a guide for professionals looking to develop their personal and professional brand. Anna has partnered with numerous entrepreneurs, non-profits, and corporate clients, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, the Bottom Line, the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association, Conexión Executive Mentorship and Leadership Program, and NAACP ActSo/STEM Competition. She presently sits on the Small Business Advisory Board for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
“Overflow prevents burnout, again get healthy mentally, physically, take care of yourself and continue to go out there, do great work and serve from the overflow”…[Listen for More]
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Jefferson Lilly is a self-made millionaire, mobile home park investment expert, educator, and industry consultant who has been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg Magazine, and on the 'Real Money' television show. Jefferson co-founded Park Street Partners which owns 17 MHPs totaling over $32mm in value and is the host of The Mobile Home Park Investors Podcast.
“Get that advisory board, get people helping you for free who have been there and done that and then pay it forward, you probably can’t ever pay them back but then when you’re a big success you take the time to help others coming up behind you”…[Listen for More]
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This will be used to introduce you to our listeners (50 words maximum: Please write in the third person): Allan Dib is a serial entrepreneur, rebellious marketer and technology expert. He has started, grown multiple business in various industries including IT, telecommunications and marketing. Allan is passionate about helping businesses find new and innovative ways to leverage technology and marketing to facilitate rapid business growth.
“Find the leverage point in your business. From my perspective and I’m of course biased but it’s very much around marketing because if you get 10% better at negotiation or you get 10% better at the technical thing that you do. That can have an incremental effect, but if you get 10% better at marketing that can have an exponential effect to what you do”…[Listen for More]
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Peter Gasca is a consultant, author and business lecturer who was a Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for his work with Wild Creations, a toy and game manufacturing company he founded and that was recognized as one of the fastest growing US companies.
“When someone tells you to follow your dream or to get started as I’ve done a couple of times, I would tell you just ignore that because following your dream or following an idea is one thing and actually creating something that people can follow is another. People follow leaders they don’t follow ideas these days”…[Listen for More]
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Dr. Ganz Ferrance is an International speaker, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning psychologist. He holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and an MA in Developmental Psychology from Andrews University in Michigan. He is the former Public Education Coordinator and Vice-President of the Psychologists Association of Alberta.
“Your business is a reflection of you, you really have to work on yourself, the best leverage that you have is you, your ability to perform and your state of mind so I’m a true believer in everything starts from the inside out and you look after yourself, you build yourself up and you will be far better able to manage the ups and downs, the ebbs and the flows when you are feeling good yourself”…[Listen for More]
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Dan Paulson, coach, author, and speaker, started InVision Development International with the purpose of helping companies find ways to meet the challenges of growth. His goal was to take a holistic approach to people, planning and process while helping senior executives create long-term, sustained change.
“Don’t give up, when I say don’t give up, hope is not a strategy, it means you find a way to make things work. There’s always an opportunity out there it’s just taking the time to find that opportunity. By not giving up it gives you a chance to look at what you are doing and what’s working well and it gives you a chance to see what’s not working so well and what you need to change. It’s looking at that change process and making it happen”…[Listen for More]
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Mellissa Tong is a newscaster turned award-wining director/producer at DuckPunk Productions, Inc. She works with Fortune 500 companies on TV commercials, branded entertainment, and digital content. Her clients are Nissan, Verizon, Wells Fargo, just to name a few. Her awards include Clio, Addy, and Telly.
“Be who you are and don’t let anyone tell you whether something will work or not and don’t let anyone discourage you just because they don’t believe in what you do, you really have to be your biggest champion if you want your business to succeed. So believe in yourself 110% and believe in what you do, go all out”…[Listen for More]
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Jon Kolko is the author of Creative Clarity, Partner at Modernist Studio, and the Founder of Austin Center for Design. Previously the Vice President of Design at Blackboard, he has worked extensively with both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has been a Professor of Interaction and Industrial Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, the Center for Design Studies of Monterrey, Mexico, and Malmö University, Sweden.
“Make things, I think it’s very easy to gravitate towards a place where you’re just managing, you’re just fleeting, you’re talking, you’re fundraising, and you’re sort of in the clouds. Really rolling up your sleeves and making things, it keeps you credible, it keeps you valuable and it makes you able to speak at a level of detail that I think fundamentally is what’s most successful for new products and services”…[Listen for More]
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Case Lawrence is the Founder/CEO of CircusTrix, the largest owner of indoor trampoline and extreme recreation parks with nearly 300 facilities worldwide. CircusTrix has raised over $300 million in investment capital, is an Inc. 5000 company and one of the 10 Fastest Growing Companies in Utah.
“Leverage what you are most effective at, entrepreneurship is most effective when it is specific and it’s specifically based on a core talent or expertise so the entrepreneur, ultimately your success as an entrepreneur will be and adapting as an entrepreneur will be based on being a generalist and being able to succeed in all parts of a growing business”…[Listen for More]
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Deborah Sandella PhD, #1 International Bestselling author “Goodbye Hurt & Pain, 7 Simple Steps to Health, Love and Success,” award-winning psychotherapist, university professor and the originator of the groundbreaking RIM Method—a heavily-backed neuroscience tool proven to reduce stress and improve quality of life. Seen in USA TODAY, CBS, NBC and CNN.
“Be yourself, and keep tuning in to find out who that is because we keep changing and so I’ve been married 37 years, my marriage continues to change and evolve with effort, it’s not effortless. How I am in work is totally different than it was years ago when I started, keep knowing who you are, evolving who you are and then being that in action in your business”…[Listen for More]
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As Co-Founder & CEO of ProfitWell (formerly Price Intelligently), Patrick Campbell has seen inside more subscription & SaaS companies than anyone else in the world and is helping some of the world’s best companies (like Zapier and Wistia) identify pricing and growth strategies that are actually working today.
“Focussing your team and focussing your customer. You’re not going to make every customer happy, you’re not going to make every team member happy but if you have the best intentions for both of them and truly best intentions there’s nothing that can stop you, you might get unlucky, you might miss out on something here and there but there’s just nothing that can hold you back if you’re focussing on those 2 things”…[Listen for More]
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Paul Maskill started his first service-based business in 2011. Before he knew it, he was working 60-80 hours a week. Until he realized that he had no freedom and the business needed him to survive. So Paul started to systematize everything. By putting systems, processes and people in place, his revenue doubled to almost $500k while the number of hours he worked dropped below 40. Paul then sold his business for 3x net profit. He’s now back into business ownership as well as an investor and coach focused on helping business owners go from Business Operator to Business Owner & CEO.
“Start with the end in mind because we spend so much energy and effort just getting started and keeping this thing running and we put all this energy and effort in getting going but usually we don’t know where we’re going. Where is the end goal and I always like to equate it to a road trip so if I want to go I’m not just going to get in the car and start driving I’m going to work my way backwards, okay I want to go to New York and then work backwards”…[Listen for More]
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Ronan Leonard connects small business owners to support groups through the innovative concept of virtual Masterminds. Without a co-founder or a business coach solopreneurs are often overwhelmed with to-do lists. They need impartial advice to get the right support to help them achieve clarity and better results. Passionate about helping others he is committed to giving away 1 in 6 spots on the platform to social enterprises and entrepreneurs from developing countries to create a truly global community.
“You don’t know what you don’t know. Find people that champion you, find people that are a little bit above you. Attach yourself to people that are further ahead than you, maybe 1 or 2 years, they’re the people that have been in the trenches, just done it, very very recently and are able to part that knowledge on you”…[Listen for More]
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After a successful career in the entertainment and marketing fields, today, Tami Holzman is a best selling author, Limited Partner with Halogen Ventures, angel investor, advisor, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. Tami loves to mentor and promote opportunities for women.
“You don’t need to know it all, it’s impossible. The best leaders know what they don’t know, they’re honest about what they don’t know and they’re going to surround themselves with people that know more than them, and a good leader is generally a generalist. Just be true to yourself”…[Listen for More]
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David Medansky, a retired divorce attorney, is an international best-selling author, and a trusted authority for successful, healthy weight reduction. In 2016, his doctor told him to lose weight or find another physician, because he didn't want David dying of a heart attack. Within four months, Medansky dropped 50 pounds. He wrote about his inspirational weight-reduction journey in his book, Discover Your Thinner Self. Now, he helps others achieve their weight loss success.
“Start now, don’t procrastinate, don’t wait till tomorrow, tomorrow may never come, we need to do today what you can and start and take a calculated risk, just don’t go in blindly, take action. If you don’t take action your knowledge is worthless”…[Listen for More]
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Gabriela Pereira is an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and author of the book DIY MFA. As the instigator of DIYMFA.com, her mission is to challenge the status quo of higher education. She speaks at national conferences, industry events, and college campuses, and also hosts both the Writer’s Digest Podcast and DIY MFA Radio.
“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable, avoid the default, notice what the defaults are, that’s sort of the biggest thing I think. Notice where you default to certain behaviours, certain patterns, to certain options, notice what you’re leaning on heavily like a crutch and then once you’ve noticed what those defaults are ask yourself do you want to change them”…[Listen for More]
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After a decade in higher education, Shawn Wenner hung up the corporate gloves to launch a multimedia platform dedicated to food entrepreneurship. Having worked at a culinary school, he understood the challenges faced by aspiring food entrepreneurs and built entrepreneurial chef to provide ideas, inspiration, and advice to the next generation.
“Trust your instincts, trust your gut, lean into that, only get enough information that helps you take the first step and stop trying to learn at that point, if you can set a deadline for yourself that helps even more and then take that first step, see how you do, see how it feels, go back to your instincts, trust yourself on where you go for that next step and then potentially seek some new information”…[Listen for More]
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John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine and the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network. His latest book, SEO for Growth - The Ultimate Guide for Marketers, Web Designers, and Entrepreneurs, is changing the way the world thinks about SEO.
“There’s no risk in starting a business today, you can do it for next to nothing, you can try out your idea, you can discover if anyone wants your idea, you can even build your website and start generating traffic without spending $100. If you’re holding back wondering if you have to get everything perfect and you have to form a corporation and you have to do all these things that feel like they’re hard and cost money. Get out there and start letting the world tell you whether or not you have a good idea”…[Listen for More]
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As CEO of Silvernest, Wendi Burkhardt is responsible for driving the company’s overall direction and strategic growth, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations. She boasts more than 25 years of technology experience working with venture startups, emerging technology companies, rapid-growth tech firms and Fortune 500 corporations. Her history also includes working with Home Instead, a $1 billion in-home, senior care corporation. She is a seasoned entrepreneur, as well as a mentor and coach to social ventures. Wendi holds a degree in International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University, and has completed an executive education program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
“Just do it, if you’re sitting there with an idea that you cannot sleep at night because you’re thinking about it, if you believe in it without doubt and you know that you can handle the ups and downs of it, just do it. There will never be a perfect time, there will never be a time where everything is aligned absolutely correctly for you to do this”…[Listen for More]
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