Dina Behrman is a journalist-turned-publicity coach who works with entrepreneurs to get them seen and heard in the press. Through her PR packages and programmes she empowers coaches and consultants to use publicity to share their message, help more people and grow their business exponentially.
“Leap before you’re ready because sometimes you just have to take that leap, you just have to have faith that things are going to work out and you can’t wait for the perfect conditions and in terms of being ready to go out there and get publicity leap before you’re ready don’t wait for everything to be perfect, get out there and start taking action whether that’s submitting an article, sending off a press release, contacting a podcast, whatever it is leap before you’re ready”…[Listen for More]
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William Rhind is the Founder and CEO of GraniteShares, an exchange-traded fund company based in New York City. In 2016, Will Rhind challenged himself to find a way to do things differently. As a 16-year veteran of the ETF industry with experience working at, building and running, well-established successful ETF businesses, he made a keen observation: investing just isn’t as exciting as it once was. Will asked himself is how do you bring back that excitement? As an experienced entrepreneur, he decided to answer that question by launching his own ETF company - GraniteShares was born. Will’s focus on disrupting the financial industry has taken GraniteShares from an idea to a successful start-up garnering the attention of Bain Capital and other well-known ETF investors who support his passion to create products that will change the way people see investing. Will spends his time outside of GraniteShares with his wife and three children. He’s on the Board of Directors of the Bath University Foundation, has a passion for classic cars, Manchester United, and travel - especially back to his roots in Aberdeen, Scotland, “The Granite City”.
“Don’t wait, what I mean by that is that when I look back on my career, while I’m incredibly fortunate to be doing what I’m doing, at some level I maybe could have branched out on my own sooner and there are really no good reasons as to why there’s never a perfect time to set up your own business. I sometimes say to people don’t over think it, just get on with it there’s never a perfect time”…[Listen for More]
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Deborrah Ashley, known for showing people how to leverage their “IT” Factor, helps her clients package and position their expertise and ideas into high value offers. Nearly 4 years ago Deborrah left the corporate world after a 2 decade career to live out her purpose and hasn’t looked back since. She is consultant, educator and advocate for women over 40 who are ready to impact the world.
“My best advice is something that I’ve said before don’t overlook what you know already or what you have been through because that is something that others can really benefit from”…[Listen for More]
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Alex Fedotoff is one of the leading Facebook advertising strategists for e-commerce brands. His agency AF MEDIA helps brands to scale massively using results-oriented direct response advertising. Huffington post calls him one of the foremost Facebook advertising experts in the world and The Next Web calls him a marketing specialist with one of the highest ROI-producing Facebook formulas amongst advertisers.
“I see some businesses that are very successful already but they just do too many things…Whatever you do it is just constantly how do I make it more focused, how do I make it more simpler, just constantly optimising your business and stripping everything that does not get any value. And at the same time know why you are in the business.”… If you are doing something with a segment of the market that is not very affluent or that has a lot of customer support issues or whatever then maybe it is time to find another segment of the market that is more profitable, that is better to serve”…[Listen for More]
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Beau Henderson is a retirement consultant, money and business coach, best-selling author, radio host, and CEO of RichLife Advisors. He has helped over 3,000 clients to not just improve their relationship with money, but to live their unique definition of a fulfilled life with purpose.
“business is like a school, and in this life school of business there is a couple of precepts…There is no mistakes only valuable lessons. Each time a lesson is not learned it will be repeated… Each time a lesson is repeated it becomes more painful…we all have this curriculum in life…in business even the good can become the bad…there is truly something positive there and that is that there is a lesson”…[Listen for More]
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Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax Industries, an open platform for small businesses to create, prove, and operate their legal agreements. Prior to co-founding Monax, Kuhlman was the head of legal information systems at the U.S. Open Data Institute.
“Just do it is my best advice … Be heads down. Deliver value and then talk about it rather than reversing those two. And then think very very clearly about what you are doing. And then finally build a team that disputes you and that complements you in a manner that is not becoming yes humans”…[Listen for More]
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Robert Finlay is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lyra Intel, a CRE business intelligence solution designed to unlock property revenue potential. Lyra integrates with property management systems to provide actionable data within its state-of-the-art business intelligence platform. Rob is a serial entrepreneur who has concentrated on developing technology to optimize various facets of commercial real estate. Over the past 25 years, he has launched several tech startups. In 2000, Rob founded Commercial Defeasance (DefeaseWithEaseTM) disrupting the industry with a one stop solution for a complex commercial real estate process. DefeaseWithEase is responsible for thousands of expedited defeasance transactions across North America. Seven years later, Rob parlayed this success into another CRE disruptor with the launch of TCAM Asset Management, an independent investment management company focused on the affordable housing market. In 2015, Rob launched Investor Management Services (IMS), the fastest growing SaaS platform within the CRE space. Rob leads The Finlay Family Foundation, dedicated to promoting educational initiatives and assisting children and families in need. He is an active investor in several joint ventures and limited partnerships in the commercial real estate space.
Why are you starting this business? Are you really willing to sacrifice everything?... I see it on a daily basis where the owner is not true themselves, they misunderstand what being an entrepreneur really is. They only the benefit of jeeze you can take time off whenever you want, or you can do this whenever you want, or you can give yourself a pay raise whenever you want. The number one thing to thine own self be true. Really understand the undertaking that you are doing. If you feel comfortable, do it. Do it know, don’t wait because you will find every excuse not to do it…[Listen for More]
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Tracy Repchuk started a software company at the age of 19 in 1985 and has been an entrepreneur since. She is a 7 Time #1 International bestselling author, appeared on every major TV network, spoken in over 37 countries and won awards from the Senate, Assembly, President Obama and the White House.
“My best advice is to understand that being passionate is about what you are doing is a great start…but understanding that there is a formula, there’s blue prints, there’s ways to do business. And if you want to reach millions or go beyond your own back yard then you really want to pull the right people into your life that will support that infrastructure and goal. And it is important to know what is your end game, what is you are ideal scene and then always be implementing structure and operating your business towards that goal…[Listen for More]
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Wendy Darling is the founder of the Miraculous Living Institute. With over 37 years of experience as a relationship and transformational results expert, speaker, seminar facilitator, management and organizational development consultant, master healer and coach, Wendy's has created a unique and innovative system, the Miraculous Living Method, that allows you to get the results you want with greater ease and speed. Wendy works with executives and their teams to get the results they are needing; she maintains a small number of private clients, and she trains and certifies coaches and practitioners in her transformational system. Wendy formerly hosted two of her own radio shows, and has been featured in Forbes, as well as numerous other publications. She is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of The Miracle That Is Your Life. Wendy’s clients repeatedly refer to her as their personal fairy godmother, for assisting them in turning their dreams into reality.
“I think everybody has been put on this earth to contribute something that no other person can offer…There is no one else like you…And I think that’s part of our journey to discover what it is that we do, that we offer, what our gifts are, and to develop those gifts in to skills that can translate in making an impact, making a difference in some way. And to finally recognise that is critical. And if you don’t know what your gifts are start asking around you because you will then find out what other people are seeing because a lot of the times we don’t recognising our gifts because they are typically such a natural part of who you are. But once you recognise that then use it to the best of your ability to then pay it forward to influence the lives of others in some way”…[Listen for More]
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Yuri Kruman is a Fortune 500 Personal Development Consultant, board member, startup advisor and official member of the Forbes Coaches Council and Forbes contributor. Yuri's consulting, advising and coaching portfolio includes speaking engagements, workshops and advisory work on personal + professional development focused on Employee Experience (EX), HR Transformation / Change Management, Customer Experience (CX), PR/Media and business strategy, impacting thousands of Fortune 500 and startup executives.
“work on what you can control and don’t worry about the rest”…[Listen for More]
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Roger Salam is an award-winning inspirational speaker, mentor and best-selling author of 6 books on Sales & Marketing, Business Success and Mastermind. The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors recently awarded him their coveted “Thought Leader of the Year Award.” He has delivered over 10 thousand professional talks different organization worldwide.
“before you jump into the entrepreneurial world know that it will go a lot lot smother if you a) have a mentor and b) join a mastermind group – you will save yourself a lot of headaches. The mentor is the one person who is going to guide you in your business. And once you join a mastermind group then you have the collective wisdom. And do that right from the start don’t wait and say someday when I have some money then I will join it”…[Listen for More]
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Natalie Sisson is a global adventurer and Freedomist who is on a mission to show busy entrepreneurs how to redesign their business to earn more, work less and have more freedom. She's a bestselling author, speaker, vlogger, podcaster and educator who's dedicated to sharing how to create smart systems, sales funnels, use outsourcing and life planning to truly live life to the full, and have a profitable business to support it.
“Believe in yourself because nobody else is going to believe in you as much as you do. And give yourself permission to be your best self”…[Listen for More]
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Our guest just shared the stage with George W. Bush for the second time at the Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also shared the stage with such names as Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, and John Maxwell. He is endorsed by Dave Ramsey, Tom Hopkins, and Gary Keller. His books have been international bestsellers and his book (7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals has been the #1 book in Real Estate Sales on Amazon for almost 8 straight years! He started with no database and no influence and rapidly built a business based on referrals. In just his THIRD year of real estate he did 187 transactions and over $40 MM entirely from referrals. That year he got over 500 referrals and for the next 8 years, he received over 500 referrals every single year and netted over $1 million. And this was done in the relatively small market of Kansas City. He is now the CEO of REFERCO, the world's foremost authority in business referrals helping everyone from Realtors and Lenders to Fortune 500 companies get more referrals. Today, he is here to help us get more referrals. So... let's Please welcome Michael J Maher!' (Note: Maher is pronounced like 'mayor').
Do it, do it now, do it anyway. Do it! Do it! Just do it! And do it and do it… Go, do, through. Go, just go, show up. Just go and then do. Just do the work, just do it. Don’t be thinking about it just do it, and share it and do it and do it and do it. Dare to suck, dare to be awful, dare to have an awful first draft… And then there is through. Go, do, through. And the through is you are going to reach a point of success suicide... Success suicide is you get to the precipice of a breakthrough and you have a breakdown…a weird opportunity comes to you or another opportunity or whatever it may be… you are going to have a breakdown before the breakthrough so that you can break records…[Listen for More]
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Randy Komisar joined Kleiner Perkins in 2005 to focus on early stage ventures. He was a co-founder of Claris Corp., served as CEO for LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, and acted as a “Virtual CEO” for such companies as TiVo, WebTV and GlobalGiving. He was the lead investor in Nest and RPX, among many others. He serves on the Roadtrip Nation advisory board and Orrick’s Women’s Leadership Board. He is the author of the best-seller, The Monk and the Riddle, and co-author of the critically acclaimed Straight Talk for Startups, Getting to Plan B and I F**king Love that Company. Randy holds a B.A. degree in economics from Brown University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
“Know why you’re doing what you’re doing and feel a sense of commitment to that that goes beyond the bottom line, have a real north star around the value you’re creating and who you’re creating it for and believe strongly in the importance of your mission, so strongly that you are willing to confront the vagaries’ of success and failure along the way without losing your path” …[Listen for More]
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Kelli Swanson Jaecks, RDH, MA holds a Master’s degree from Oregon State University in Communication and Adult Education, where she taught Leadership and Public Speaking. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1996. Ms. Jaecks is owner of Kelli Jaecks | Verbal Impact!, LLC, a company whose mission is to empower people to optimal health and excellent leadership through education and entertainment. She is a nationally published author, speaker, and blogger on a variety of healthcare related topics in the arenas of women’s health, overall heath, and leadership.
“Believe in yourself, invest in yourself and know what you want. What is my message and who is my message to, what is my business and who is it going to serve, I also think that to get started you should find a community or find others who are further along the way than you so that you can follow and be mentored and you can have a guide book”…[Listen for More]
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Kate Frank is a scribe for authority level experts. Beyond ghostwriting, Kate brings decades of marketing knowledge to creating books. As a self-proclaimed author enthusiast and Kate fully believes every book can lead to profit. Her process is easy for the experts while preparing the author for life after publication.
“Save your money if you don’t have a burning desire to pay the consequences. If you simply must be your own boss use the philosophy of Capt Cortez when he landed in Veracruz in 1519 – burn the ships. Don’t let anything cause you to get back on board with a real job, stay with it, give it everything you’ve got, don’t have a second option, just go of it with gusto and confidence. The worst you could do is fail miserably and you can survive that. Many of the people that you know who have achieved amazing business success have experienced failure more than once. So if they can keep going after failing miserably you can to.”…[Listen for More]
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Sami Wunder is a leading international dating and relationship expert whose work on feminine energy has led to more than 106 engagements and hundreds of revitalized relationships and marriages across the globe. Her one-on-one coaching, series of self-study programs and very popular eBook, Your Feminine Roadmap to His Commitment, has helped strong and successful women of all ages find romantic love and happiness. In September, Sami Wunder will lead Love Breakthrough, a one day, luxury, transformational, live coaching event, for powerful and successful women looking to show the door to toxic relationship patterns and give themselves permission to fully own their feminine power in the world of men and relationships. She's been hailed by the Daily Mail as the "Get the ring" coach and is a doting mother to a toddler and an adored wife.
“Find that one thing that you are really good at and bring it to the world with courage, the world needs you”…[Listen for More]
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Combining his professional background in consumer products with his personal experiences in Asia with Traditional Chinese Medicine, John McGarvey co-founded DAO Labs to help people experience the power of TCM in a natural, easy-to-use format. John made it his mission to redesign proven, age-old TCM for people searching for natural wellness solutions.
“Be passionate about your product or service, and that will get you eighty percent of the way”…[Listen for More]
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Ed Troxell helps your turn your ideas into income and guides you through the tech challenges along the way.
Really to just start. You really need to just start whatever it is. It doesn’t matter if you are utter 9-to-5 or not you just need to start… show up, deliver and engage. That’s it, that is really the success formula right there. Just start, show up, deliver your content whatever you have in terms of your content, engage. Engage is the secret sauce there – that is the one. But you can’t get to that one unless you do the ones before it…[Listen for More]
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Dom O'Neill The Vlogging Guy from Vlogify with over 15 years professional production experience in TV and Live Events. Vlogify brings your core message to life and tells the story of your business, your way. Vlogify will take care of it all.
Screw it let’s do it. If you think your idea is amazing it is no use in your brain. You have to go out you have to actually find people who are interested in buying it and then test with them. Release it before it’s ready and just say you can get a 50% discount if you help me test it or you can get X amount off if you help me taste it… once you start doing it it becomes much easier to work out…[Listen for More]
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Cameron Brown is an international keynote speaker, high performance coach and has just returned from delivering the closing talk at Italy’s largest TEDx event. He loves helping people step up to their next level of excellence and showing what’s possible when we tap into our limitless potential.
“The ability to be curious is the ability to dream things that haven’t come into existence yet and while there has been many lessons learned about it along the way. If you can learn to have a clean map of the world which comes from being your own best friend, treating yourself like your own best client if you want to use business talk but really driving that home and having space for being comfortable within the space of curiosity, if you truly learn how to master that and give yourself the space to be able to create then use technology to really speed up and magnify your impact you’re going to be utilising the technology in strategic ways that can generate great results really quickly versus using the technology in ways that are very none productive and lower your performance”…[Listen for More]
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David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage at 1/5th the price and 6X the speed of Amazon S3. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world’s leading cloud backup companies.
“Find good mentorship because when I look back at my own career, starting my first company pretty much right out of college, I made a lot of mistakes that probably could have been avoided if I had someone to talk to who was kind of on my wave length and could have said think about how A leads to B leads to C, think ahead a few moves”…[Listen for More]
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Barbara Wittmann is an author, leadership coach and passionate entrepreneur. With her company Sage Seeker, she takes people to wild places inside and out. Based on her bestselling award-winning book "Meetings in Moccasins", she gives lectures, seminars and leads Visionquests worldwide. Barbara, a native of Germany, lives in Loveland CO.
“Never lose sight of the why, there are 2 of those, the why of taking the step and becoming an entrepreneur, then why for yourself personally and the why for why you want to move in the world, both of those are easily buried under the hustle and bustle and always take time to dig those up and hold them high”…[Listen for More]
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Brenda Walton is a Women’s Empowerment Coach, an international best-selling author and the creator of the W.O.R.T.H.Y. program. She empowers and motivates an international community of women who are eager to transform their lives through her one-on-one coaching, online programs and luxury women’s retreats.
Surround yourself with the right people, people who believe in your dream as much as you do. And be clear about the boundaries that you have for the people that don’t support that dream with you… I want people around me who truly support my success and want it as much for me as I do.…[Listen for More]
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Josephine Oria is the founder of La Dorita Cooks, an all-natural line of dulce de leche products and Pittsburgh’s first resource-based kitchen incubator for start-up foodpreneurs. Josephine is also the author of the cookbook as food-memoir, “Dulce de Leche: Recipes, Stories, and Sweet Traditions” (Burgess Lea Press, February 2017).
“Seek a community of likeminded persons, if you are in tech and you’re looking to create a prototype try to find a coworking tech shop, if you are in food, try to find a food incubator because not only Neil will these places provide a proxy for capital to have you safe resources on co sharing a space they really provide you access to a network of persons that are going through the same struggles and journey that you are right now”…[Listen for More]
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