Judy Robinett is the author of “Crack the Funding Code: How Investors Think and What They Need to Hear to Fund Your Startup” to be released by HarperCollins in February, 2019. Her first book“How to Be a Power Connector was #1 of The Top Ten Business Books of 2014 by Time.com.
“don’t give up… I often see it’s not the smartest all the people that have the best degrees from Harvard or Oxford that are a success it’s the people who just put 1 foot in front of the other and keep going. But they learn. So investors, particularly angels want to work with people that are coachable, not arrogant, not know it all is but people who want to learn”…[Listen for More]
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“Money Goddess” Morgana Rae is a ten-time international #1 best selling author with over 23 years as a pioneer in personal development. She is widely regarded to be the world’s leading expert on Relationship with Money. Morgana guides entrepreneurs to make more money while putting Love, Lifestyle and Legacy first.
“my advice to entrepreneurs is my advice to human beings. If you are doing everything that you are supposed to be doing and you are applying yourself and you are doing all of those things people told you if you do this you will get this result and you are not getting your desired result and you have been trying and you have been giving it your best effort and your results don’t make sense to you. Like you are doing everything right and you aren’t getting the results you are supposed to be getting I would look inside and find where the result you desire is not safe. Find the unconscious reason why you are protecting yourself from what you desire because my experience you are”…[Listen for More]
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King’s Seafood Company Founder and CEO Sam King leads Southern California’s seafood industry through an impressive portfolio of over 20 restaurants in addition to a direct dock-to-dish distribution center supporting small fisheries and sustainability efforts.
“be prepared to work hard, be prepared to get knocked down, be prepared to get back up, and be prepared to be worthy of your followership. Be prepared people aren’t going to just do things because you told them so… Anybody who is going to start their own business”…[Listen for More]
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Kevin Kruse is the Founder and CEO of LEADx, offering the world’s first leadership trainer and coach powered by IBM Watson. Kevin is also a New York Times bestselling author of nine books including Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business
“I used to always tell entrepreneurs the first thing you should do when you start company is write a book. I always started all my previous companies by writing a book. These days I say start a podcast first and then like a year later turn into a book”…[Listen for More]
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Rob Mathews is the Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Ball State University, USA. and co-author of the book: Entrepreneurship the Disney Way.
“number one know who you are, know what you’re good at and like to do, know what you are passionate about, follow what you are passionate about and do it using your talents and your skills, and do it in a way that you enjoy it. And fill your blind spots around you with people who can do things that you can’t do, you can’t do very well, that they do really well”…[Listen for More]
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Howard Ross is a lifelong social justice advocate and the founding partner of Cook Ross. He’s considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing Unconscious Bias. Howard has delivered programs in 47 states and over 40 other countries to audiences including Fortune 500 companies and major institutions within healthcare, government and non-profit sectors. He authored the Washington Post best seller, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives and ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance. His new book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Our Culture Apart (Berrett-Koehler, May 8, 2018) describes how to bridge the divide in our increasingly polarized society.
“don’t fall into the trap of having your success and particularly monetary success being the ultimate decider of your actions… When we stay mission focused, when we stay focused on the core of what we are trying to accomplish with our work and the passion that had as want to do that work to begin with and ultimately how well we do financially is a good measure how successful or effective we are doing that. That is very different than starting with the money because when you start with the money invariably make some mistakes based on decisions”…[Listen for More]
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Susan Young is an award-winning publicity strategist and founder of Get in Front Communications. Susan has online coaching for entrepreneurs who feel invisible on social media and want to increase their confidence, content, credibility and community. Susan is also one of the “Top 75 Badass Women on Twitter.”
“the tenacious even when you are tired”…[Listen for More]
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U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos - “The International Man of Memory” is the world’s leading memory skills expert. Chester has given presentations on memory skills in over 30 countries around the world. He’s confident that any can develop a powerful memory to help them become more successful in business.
“really to just not give. If you do encounter failures try to find a different solution to whatever it is you are trying to solve, whatever problem you are trying to solve, just keep trying new things until you do find something that works and no matter what just don’t give up just really keep pushing through the hard times. And as that quote from Michael Jordan illustrates to us really that is how you will succeed failing over and over again actually is going to help you to eventually succeed.” …[Listen for More]
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Craig Dowden, Ph.D., a certified positive psychology coach, is on a mission to share evidence-based leadership principles. An inspiring and thought-provoking executive coach and an award-winning keynote speaker, Dowden partners with clients from diverse industries and sectors, who benefit from his drive, passion and insight. Dowden combines the key learnings from these interviews, along with evidence-based principles from the fields of psychology, leadership and organizational excellence in his new book, Do Good to Lead Well: The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership (ForbesBooks, Feb. 8, 2019). The book outlines the return on investment of the six pillars of positive leadership - self-awareness, civility, humility, focus on the positive, meaning/purpose and empathy - and provides a practical and engaging roadmap showing how executives can effectively demonstrate these behaviors within their day to-day leadership practice, for their benefit, as well as for the benefit of the teams and organizations they lead. Dowden received his Doctorate in Psychology with a concentration in Business from Carleton University and completed his Bachelor of Science in psychology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He currently lives in Toronto.
“really think about your space. Like what makes you different? What differentiates you? And that isn’t qualifications or rarely is it from a qualifications experiential side, it’s what makes you different… What’s your culture? What’s your why? What is it about working with you that’s going to make people feel differently? And that is a challenging question and takes a lot of time… Recognising bad business for you as well as good business”…[Listen for More]
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Tom Hubler is President of Hubler for Business Families and the author of THE SOUL OF THE FAMILY BUSINESS: A Practical Guide to Family Business Success and a Loving Family. He is a founding member of the Family Firm Institute (FFI), a professional organization serving the needs of family-owned businesses.
“you can’t get a hit sitting in the dugout you have got to go to the plate. You have got to do something… You can’t sell a jug of juice sitting in the truck you have got to get out of the truck… You have got to get out, you got to go to the plate you have got to take your shot and if you don’t you are not going to be successful”…[Listen for More]
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Tristan White is the founder & CEO of The Physio Co, a unique healthcare business that ranked #1 on BRW’s list of Australia’s 50 Best Places to Work in 2014. The Physio Co has ranked as one of Australia’s 50 Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years (2009-2018), along with being named one of the Best Workplaces in Asia from 2015-2018. Tristan believes we spend such a huge part of our lives working that we have to find a way to enjoy it. In his book Culture is Everything: The Story and System of a Start-Up that Became Australia’s Best Place to Work, Tristan shares his 19-step system for building a great place to work. His approach is simple, centered around 4 basic pillars: Discover the Core, Document the Future, Execute Relentlessly, and Show More Love. Tristan loves to share what he’s learned along his entrepreneurial journey, and he does just that through his podcast, Thing Big, Act Small, as well as from the stage. A captivating keynote speaker, Tristan shares his insight with audiences at conferences and corporate events around the globe.
“Keep going. And why I say that is whether you have got an idea, whether you have started a business and you are a solo entrepreneur, whether you got a team, whether you are scaling up your business, wherever you are it’s hard, it’s tough, there are great days and there are really tough days. But my advice my suggestion is whatever you are doing key going because if you are in a tough spot slowing down and getting stuck in it is not going to be the answer, keep moving through it making progress in the world. The world needs more entrepreneurs, the world needs more businesses to do something great in the world and unless we keep going and we are not going to achieve that”…[Listen for More]
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Mike Perry, founder and roastmaster at Klatch Coffee, has been brewing up award-winning coffee for over 25 years. He started the small roastery out of pure passion for coffee and with a background in chemical engineering, he balances science and artistry in a roasting style he calls "Peak of Flavor."
“kick ass and have fun”…[Listen for More]
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Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is an author, speaker, expert in using Integrative Medicine for the treatment of food and body image issues and addictions. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is a graduate of Andrew Weil’s fellowship in Integrative Medicine. She consults with treatment centers around the US who want to include her unique integrative medicine approach to treat eating disorders and addictions. She is the author of three books; the latest is The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook. Dr. Ross is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, an online coaching program for food and body image issues.
“listen to your gut, listen to your gut, listen to your gut. That’s my number one best advice, follow your feeling, continue to follow your feeling even when it seems unlikely that it’s going to work… I think for many of us there is a lot of doubt and questioning that can go on especially when the circumstances around you don’t support that you are going to be successful.”…[Listen for More]
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Originally from Nashville, Josh Anderson graduated from Louisiana State University in International Trade and Finance. Josh served 8 years in the U.S. Army, including a 10-month stint in Bagram, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom. These experiences, coupled with the education he received from Louisiana State, have molded him into a focused, disciplined, and strong willed individual. Josh Anderson can best be described as a man of high energy with a passion for Nashville real estate. He is a business savvy professional with a strong desire to cater to his clients' particular needs. Client satisfaction is paramount! Josh's market expertise coupled with his superior negotiating skills set him apart from the rest.
“just show up, that’s half the battle, just show up. You can’t get intimidated by people that are more successful. It’s just show up. The other piece that goes along with showing up is… A lot of what I do is basic things, I just do basic very consistently. So, it’s kind of consistent persistence. So, I just do the same thing every day and it’s worked for me for the last going on 13 years now. So, show up, stick your hand out shake hands with people, introduce yourself. Everybody puts their pants on the same way regardless of how successful or how much money they have. You put your pants on one leg it is time… Find a mentor, find and industry expert and pick their brain as much as possible. Don’t worry and invent the wheel… There is no reason to reinvent the wheel. You can put your own spin on things but don’t reinvent the entire wheel.”…[Listen for More]
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Ken Blackman is a former Apple software engineer turned full-time relationship coach who’s worked with hundreds of couples from San Francisco to Paris to Sydney and trained thousands of students in his workshops on intimacy and connection. His work has garnered mentions from Best Self Magazine to Business Insider to Cosmopolitan to Playboy. With nearly two decades of experience, Ken's powerful, unapologetic break from conventional relationship advice is shifting the global conversation around love and committed coupledom.
“believe in yourself and trust what it is that you want to bring to the world”…[Listen for More]
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Aidan Vuocolo is the founder of Stories Behind the Grind and works with small business owners to scale up the impact they are making in this world. Aidan has previously worked with some of the biggest firms in the world and draws upon this expertise and own personal experiences to deliver clarity and confidence.
“do an audit of the networks and communities you are part of and start surrounding yourself with people you would like to learn more from or be more like. Start a daily meditation practice, it doesn’t have to be long, five or 10 minutes is enough. And make it your mission to work on yourself because the more you work on yourself the better your business will be and the potential to become”…[Listen for More]
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Wendy Schultz left a senior level position in a healthcare system where she oversaw the revenue cycle to begin a life of entrepreneurship in 2013. Driven by a strong desire for success, she has built a successful business that supports her dream of owning and managing a network of vacation rental properties. In 5 short years, her commitment to integrity and excellence has rocketed the business to a level that not many businesses achieve in their lifetime. She has a Masters of Business Administration degree and is a licensed real estate agent specializing in investment rental properties. She is mainly responsible for new property and new client acquisition. Wendy is a teacher at heart and loves to help people find vacation homes that they can enjoy as well as rent to offset expenses! Wendy enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite place to be is at the beach! She also has recently taken up horseback riding. She and her husband, Scott, have two daughters who are elementary school aged. They also have a love for animals with a menagerie consisting of a dog, two cats, and a horse. They reside in De Pere, WI and have a home in Venice, FL.
“if you are going to bed on a Sunday night with a feeling of dread in your stomach for Monday morning then something has to change – there is something wrong, you have got to do something different. If you are going to live for when you get to start, when do I get my next lunchbreak, when is the weekend, oh crap it’s Sunday, when is my next vacation, when do I get to retire, when do I get to stop. I think you really have to assess that and you need to build not only a life but a business to support that otherwise it is just a job. And if you are dreading to go to your business then it is no different than dreading and going to a job in the morning. You need to love what you do and create the life that you don’t need a vacation from – work life integration”…[Listen for More]
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Carrie Brummer is an artist and professional educator who taught for years around the world before creating Artist Strong, an online artists’ community and school. She now runs courses and an artists’ mastermind, as well as a thriving online Facebook community.
“embrace failure”…[Listen for More]
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Tori Thomas AND Laura Deleot built Circa Design on a set of principles: intentional design, focused processes, collaborative teamwork and creative curiosity. Within two years, they scaled to 90 clients with offices in two cities. They experienced growing pains, but they know how make good ideas grow. They are doing it themselves with Circa.
“know your audience, know yourself and be decisive in the decisions that you are making currently… What’s the worst thing that can happen…What is failing? The worst thing that could happen if we take that risk… Sometimes it helps I think to know if it’s a risk worth taking. Because if the worst thing could happen is something that we are not really willing to let happen then maybe it’s not. But most of the time it’s like the worst thing that could happen is you fail, we have to shut something down and then we go back to doing it the way were doing before, which helps me assess if it’s worth it. And I feel like most times I like oh worst thing that can happen is really kind of fine. It’s a good reality check and puts things into perspective”…[Listen for More]
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Anna Lundberg is the founder of One Step Outside, where she helps people around the world build businesses and create a lifestyle that allows them an unimagined sense of freedom, flexibility and fulfilment. Since leaving her corporate job in 2013, she’s now reimagining what success looks like and she’s passionate about inspiring and supporting others to do the same. She is the host of the Reimagining Success podcast and author of ‘Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5: Stories from people who’ve done it (and how you can too!)’.
“take a step back and ask what is success for you… It is easy to fall into other definitions… It’s easy to fall into the entrepreneurial hustle, oh I have got to get funding, I have got to make seven figures, I have got to do this that and the other. So I think take a step back, ask yourself why did you start or why do you want to start your own business, what is it going to bring you, what are your core values and priorities. And then once you’ve taken that one step back want you to take one step forward. So dreaming really big those incredible things you’ve always wanted to do that seem out of reach but would be incredible and then start small by taking that that one little step”…[Listen for More]
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Sofia Fenichell is a self-confessed lover of words. She is a former technology analyst turned serial entrepreneur. As a senior account manager at DDB Needham, she has worked on General Mills and PepsiCo. Sofia was a highly regarded technology analyst working for Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and UBS, and voted the number one buyside analyst across all sectors by Institutional Investor. After retiring from her career in finance to raise her children, she became a serial technology entrepreneur launching video apps Rockpack and WonderPL that were heavily featured by Apple. Sofia is currently CEO and founder of Mrs Wordsmith, a UK startup transforming how children learn new words. ‘The Storyteller’s Illustrated Dictionary’ is an Amazon bestseller and the company recently raised $11m (€9.7m) from investors to expand into the US and China, with plans to create a digital component and cover different languages.
“think hard about what you are going to do and why and to make sure you love it even if it fails because there is no guarantee of success. It is always a longer journey than you think it is going to be so you have to love it. If you love what you do that passion will carry you through. It doesn’t mean you are going to be right but it will keep you in the game”…[Listen for More]
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Kyle Bailey is the CEO of NuVinAir, an automotive-industry pioneer offering proprietary odor-elimination products, which he founded in 2013. He directs NuVinAir’s strategic plan, while positioning the company for international expansion and distributor success. Based in Dallas, his company’s clients include car dealerships, car washes, rental-car companies, and truck fleets.
“do not give up. If you believe in it you will achieve it… Leaders delegate, leaders multiply themselves, leaders hold people accountable, leaders celebrate others, leaders finish the job. So if you are not working for me your working for you”…[Listen for More]
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Jeanie Cockell & Joan McArthur-Blair, co-presidents of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting, specialize in collaboratively designing strategies with clients to surface their wisdom as individuals, groups and organizations in order for them to build positive futures and to respond effectively to change. They co-authored the book Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry.
“Do what you love because people noticed that you love it and as a consequence they will buy from you… Don’t be afraid… Be afraid and do it anyway… Step across that line even if it’s partially part-time… just to start stepping across the line to see if this is something that works for them because not everybody is an entrepreneur not everybody wants to run everything… I think to step across that boundary to see how it feels because you have to tell the world what you know, and that is not always easy for everybody. And tell the world why they should work with you, and that’s not always easy”…[Listen for More]
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Ken Rutsky is a renowned specialist in achieving and growing market leadership, and has advised a range of B2B companies. His new book is Launching to Leading: How B2B Market Leaders Create Flashmobs, Marshal Parades, and Ignite Movements.
“know that you are on a journey, whether the ups and downs, don’t get too high on the ups, don’t get me down on the Downs, and keep the faith”…[Listen for More]
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Lee Blue has spent the last 16 years running his web design agency and the last 10 deeply involved in the WordPress community. He developed the DoubleStack program to equip WordPress developers to rise above the saturated WordPress marketplace and succeed in today's economy.
“focus on the problem that you are solving and the outcome that you deliver and not the persona that you are trying to attract… Don’t just focus on the person, what is the problem that you are solving, what is the outcome that you are delivering, why is it going to be a fantastic thing for that person to connect with you. And focus on that I would say that is the critical thing”…[Listen for More]
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