Mitch Grasso is the founder and CEO of Beautiful.AI, presentation software that will revolutionize how people create visually stunning presentations. He has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience building and leading design-orientated tech companies from early stage ideation to market leadership. He previously founded and served as CEO of SlideRocket.
“ruthlessly questioning yourself making sure that you really know why you are doing what you are doing and not just doing it because people are saying that’s what you should be doing. You have got to be honest to yourself, you have got to be self-aware to know what you are good at and what you are not good at, where you need help. Just whether or not what you are doing makes sense… Being able to communicate that value properly, make sure that you are building something that people are going to be interested in and you have got a path to get there. And figuring that out is really the first step to building a business”…[Listen for More]
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Galit Ventura-Rozen is a business performance expert, Commercial Real Estate Broker, professional speaker and 25 year entrepreneur and Author of The Successful Woman’s Mindset. She most recently received the National Association of Women Business Owner’s woman of Distinction award and the TMG Entertainment Best of the best local motivational speaker.
“take action. So many of us have ideas, I believe everyone has an idea… If you are excited about that idea and you want to develop it must take action… I really recommend sitting down writing down your goals… Without thinking, writing out everything that you want to accomplish, and you can go one month, one year, 10 years, do whatever feels good for you. Once you write out your goals put them into categories, something like health, personal, financial, relationships, business, career, whatever resonates with you. Once you put them in categories the next thing I would suggest is you circle maybe your top three in each”…[Listen for More]
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Marco Streng is the CEO of Genesis Group, a Mathematician and early Bitcoin investor.
“One of the most important things is to never give up and to never get demotivated and staying positive. If you can really maintain that positive attitude and use changes for the benefit of yourself and your goal and really believe in what you do, I think that’s the absolute foundation. If you lose one of these component others will sense that also. You need to believe in what you do very strongly so that you can convince others to that to and to follow you”…[Listen for More]
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Steven Uster is the Co-Founder & CEO of FundThrough, an invoice funding service that helps business owners eliminate "the wait" associated with payment terms by giving them the power and flexibility to get their invoices paid when they want, with one click, and in as little as 24 hours. Launched in 2014 FundThrough has quickly become one of Canada’s leading fintech start-ups, funding millions of dollars in invoices every month. Prior to FundThrough, Steven was an investment banker in New York at UBS and Centerview Partners. Steven has an MBA from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from McGill University, where he was a Loran Scholar.
“don’t take no for an answer. Always remember that the best things that get created are those that others already know about. So when people tell you this is a crazy idea, it’s not going to work don’t take that as a no, plough through it, force yourself to find a way to prove it out on a microscale before you start scaling it. But make sure that you have confidence in yourself to know that what you are onto is right”…[Listen for More]
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Ariel Garten is probably one of the most interesting people you will meet. She is a psychotherapist, Neuroscientist, mom, former fashion designer, and the female founder and visionary of an amazing and highly successful tech start-up Muse. Muse tracks your brain during meditation to give you real-time feedback on your meditation, guiding you into the "zone" and solving the problem most of us have when starting a meditation practice- letting you know when you are doing it right. When she is not reading brains (literally) or investing in, inspiring and advising other start-ups and women in biz, you can find her on stages across the world, from TED to MIT to SXSW, inspiring people to understand that they can accomplish anything they want by learning what goes on in their own mind.
“there is nothing to fear but fear itself. Really, we are so held back by the thoughts that we have in our head, by the voices that try to warn us of things that we don’t actually need to be afraid of, by the fear that we create ourselves. And if you move that fear out of the way, if you move those voices out of the way you can really accomplish and do anything you want in the world. You don’t need to have the skills and capabilities; you can just hire people who are good at it; funding there is lots of sources to find it these days. You can really accomplish anything that you put your mind to”…[Listen for More]
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Dr Joe Schaefer is a digital marketing expert with an incredibly diverse background. He started his own marketing agency in 2008 and has served hundreds of clients since then. He also is a published Neuroscience researcher with a PhD from the University of Texas, which is why his clients often call him Dr. Joe. Hundreds of people also call him Master Joe because he is also a 7th degree black belt in Kung Fu and operates a school with over 300 students in Austin, Texas. He has trained and taught Kung Fu continuously for over 30 years. He brings all of these skills into each breakthrough marketing strategy he creates for his business clients.
“stay the course, picture yourself on a 10 year plan. If you want to write down belts and say hey when I am a brown belt, I will have this when I am a black belt I will be doing that, and make it very realistic. What will I be doing at these different milestones and steps on my progress and have the 10 year goal be the ultimate one that you are looking for? And then draw a line between white belt and that 10 year goal and bring some realism to your progress and congratulate yourself when you have small successes and realise that it’s a part of the path when you have setbacks”…[Listen for More]
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Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger are the co-founders of Motto, a branding agency for disruptors, game-changers and rare breeds. For over a decade, the dynamic pair teaches leaders how to stand out, think different, and lead bold brands.
“stop comparing your success to other people’s success. I think that’s one of the hardest things to do as entrepreneurs is wanting to be further along than where we are and kind of having the impatience or the frustration of kind of watching other people succeed and not being happy for them. I think it’s really important to support other people’s success but I also think that we need to stop comparing where we are with where somebody else is. Everyone gets shown the sizzle reel and being an entrepreneur is not glamorous, it really isn’t. It’s the physical, mental, emotional courage that it takes is a lot. So I think the best advice is just you are good, you will get through it, keep going, don’t put so much pressure on you”…[Listen for More]
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Sandi Lin is co-founder and CEO of Skilljar, the leading customer training platform. Prior to Skilljar, she was a senior manager at Amazon. Lin has bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
“take care of yourself, sleep, eat healthily, exercise and make sure that you are a whole person outside of your job”…[Listen for More]
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Barbara Turley is Founder & CEO of The Virtual Hub - a business that recruits, trains, and manages virtual assistants for businesses who need to free up time and energy so they can go to the next level. With a strong focus on training and ongoing development, The Virtual Hub ensures their team is trained in cutting-edge programs (like Hubspot, Ontraport, etc.) to best meet their clients’ needs. Barbara is also a mom (to her gorgeous daughter Ruby), wife to her best friend Eti and an adventure lover with a passion for horses, skiing, tennis, and spending time in nature.
“in the early days just focus on sales. Sales solve everything. Now you can’t sell crap product. Lots of people can sell a crap product. But at the end of the day you have to listen very deeply and get lots and lots and lots of feedback from your market. Try and get a group of people together get really deep feedback on what it is that you are selling, what their pain points are and then go and solve for those pain points”…[Listen for More]
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Joyce Oladipo is an international sex, love and relationship coach for ambitious women who feels like they’ve lost the spark in their relationship, rekindle the erotic fire they once had, awaken sexual bliss, and deepen intimate connection with their love. She loves LOVES anything sexuality and is honoured to be serving and guiding ambitious women from all over the world through her products, programs, and coaching services rekindling sexual fire, creating strong relationships and living a deeply satisfying life. Her work has been featured in top media outlets such as Divine Living Magazine, Entrepreneurs of Fire and the Multiorgasmic Mama.
“people need to explore their body sensations; they need to start to develop a deeper connection with their body and the need to go and connect with their sensations because a lot of people get so locked up in their head that they forget that they are and alive being. So, when I’m talking about sensations I’m talking about butterflies in your belly or a lump in your throat or heavy shoulders, warmth, cold, numbness and sharpness. These are ways to have better awareness of who you are and ways that you can start to empower yourself as a woman, as a man and as a business owner as well”…[Listen for More]
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Visual thinking master Brandy Agerbeck helps you reclaim drawing as your best thinking tool; to see and shape your life and your work in new ways. Through Brandy’s books, online courses, and live workshops, learn to communicate clearly, think critically, and tackle complexity with paper and pen.
“always thinking ahead and anticipating people’s needs. I think that and listening skills and facilitation skills, anticipating needs and that ability to truly listen makes you absolutely indispensable”…[Listen for More]
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Inez Bracy, is a Masterful Coach, Inspiring Speaker, Engaging Trainer, Author, Scientist, and Teacher. She uses an impressive toolbox of concrete hands-on strategies with her clients. Bracy helps her clients free their mind, and nourish their soul creating their life of Choice, Confidence, Courage, and Freedom.
“do a plan if you must but you already know in your head what it is you desire; you know in your heart what it is you desire. Start, do one thing every day, start… Just think, you know you want to do something. Just do one degree, don’t even worry about the two, do one every single day. And as you do that one thing every single day, it could be different things, do you know you have done 365 things in a year”…[Listen for More]
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In a galaxy far far away in what feels like another lifetime Anthony Poponi was a non-profit professional working on rivers and creeks, saving sea turtles or kids and dabbling in every level of living the non-profit life from entry level to Executive Director to nearly everything else in between. During his career Anthony has always been a communicator and favored roles where he either entertains or educates and occasional he even does both. Anthony loves connecting dots in both simple drawings and in complex settings where his inner-communicator brings together individuals to create, connect and laugh. While holding a microphone one day Anthony had an epiphany....'I should do this more.' Anthony speaks on the many facets of happiness on stage as a keynote, workshop, host, moderator or emcee and supports entrepreneurs in Colorado through the ICELab and Small Business Development center as programming Mentor focused on 'taking the fear out of public speaking' and showing entrepreneurs a path towards greater fulfillment for themselves and their teams.
“not everyone should be an entrepreneur. There is a lot of discomfort that comes from being an entrepreneur. And you have to understand that there is going to be a lot pressure on you at all times to make the income flow. It’s all on you. And maybe the other piece of advice is if you are going to be an entrepreneur just know that in the start-up phase you wind up doing it all, and you have to do the accounting, you have to do all these things if you don’t have a significant start-up money to hire a team and start with the team… Over time complexity gets so high that you need expertise in certain silos so you need to find them. And what it also does is, the more you can do that, put yourself in that creative high-value space of the special source of what you do gets to come out and then having other people support that”…[Listen for More]
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Kimberly Massey, THE Business Ca$h Lady, has over 25+ years in Business Credit, Financing and Banking. She helps business owners get access to capital to start, grow and sustain their businesses. She shouts "YES!" when the banks say, "No."
“Hold on, stay the course. And I say that because eight out of ten businesses they fail within five years whatever reason. That can be lack of financing, lack of information, lack of support of course it can be other scenarios that would add to that, but the statistics still remain eight out of ten fail. There are only two remaining out of that group and I believe only one of them will thrive. I want those numbers to change. Hang in there, do something that you haven’t done before, turn up one more stone, take one more class, get one more mentor, watch one more YouTube. That may be the difference of making that number from 8 to 10, to 7 to 10, to 6 to 10, to 2 to 10. We can change the odds just hang in there”…[Listen for More]
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Men's lifestyle coach Michael Huey served people for decades in healthcare and fitness before founding his company He-Fluence, a platform creating a powerful movement of confident men who have balance and take control of their health, relationships and business.
“continue to invest in yourself, personal development, mastermind, courses, live events… When you do this be intentional with everything that you learn… Intentionality creates focused action which I believe yields sustained results… Be 100% intentional”…[Listen for More]
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Peter Gillett created the world’s first web-based CRM system for Lucent in the ‘90s. CRM, lead gen and follow-up are still the Marketpoint focus and its call center network around the globe. Clients include ADP, Verizon, Volvo, and many others across all industries from offices in London, LA and New York.
“plan the second phase of your new business at the start. Don’t get carried away by all of the excitement of starting that new business. Actually design what that second phase is going to look like, what is it going to cost. Put various models together, even if it’s on the spreadsheet of worst take up and the absolute best dream take up of your product or service and look at what the total size of your target audience is, what it is going to take to service them to deliver your product or service and then plan your budgeting, financing based on the second phase not just on the start-up. And that will give you the best chance of getting through into phase 3 and success beyond”…[Listen for More]
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Jules Pieri is Co-founder & CEO of The Grommet, a site that has launched more than 3,000 innovative consumer products since 2008. The company's Citizen Commerce™ movement is reshaping how products are discovered, shared, and bought. She was named one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 and one of Goldman Sachs' 100 Most Interesting Entrepreneurs in 2014. She is an Entrepreneur in Residence Emeritus at Harvard Business School and an investing partner at XFactor Ventures. Jules’ first book, “How We Make Stuff Now: Turn Ideas into Products That Build Successful Businesses,” was published by McGraw-Hill in April 2019.
“one is go big or go home… After that I would say more tactical things like name your company after your vision not your first product because to survive and succeed you will need a full line of products and you don’t want to be limited by the very first thing you do so name it correctly. I would say protect your intellectual property… I would say prototype the heck out of it. So you have an idea whether it’s a digital product or a physical product if you want to get some very rough low fidelity prototypes in front of potential customers as soon as possible, nothing fancy not CAD drawings, not 3D printed, like hardboard paper or really basic clickable digital prototypes so that iterate as many as possible ”…[Listen for More]
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David Avrin, CSP has become one of the most popular speakers on customer experience in the world today. In recent years, David has presented for enthusiastic organizations and audiences in 22 countries on 6 continents. A former CEO group leader and an in-demand speaker for Vistage International, the world’s leading CEO member organization, David Avrin has had over 4,000 one-on-one conversations with company leaders regarding their value proposition and competitive advantages. David is the author of the newly released book, Why Customers Leave (And How to Win Them Back).
“be careful who you listen to. People are very free with advice. But it is easy to give advice if you don’t have a stake in the outcome. It’s astonishing to me how many people tell somebody who has a story where they have overcome something, ‘oh my god you should be a motivational speaker’and of course this is coming from somebody who isn’t a motivational speaker, has no idea what it takes, all the people who say ‘follow your passion and you will never work a day in your life’ that is such complete crap. I think passion is probably one of the leading sources of business failure because people think if you really are passionate, if you really love what you do the rest will fall into place, it is so not true, and passion is fine but nobody cares if you have passion that may be what drives you. I think the best advice recognise that the business is a business, if you like what you are doing all the better. We heard advice for years there was this old adage that said ‘if you build a better mousetrap the world will beat a path to your door’ and it’s ridiculous, just by being good that’s enough, right at the end of the day it’s about quality, no at the end of the dates about hard work, at the beginning of the dates about quality, it better be good. The best advice is you will never work harder in your life and ‘there is no elevator to success you have got to take the stairs’and success is reserved for those… My colleague Rory Vedan talks about this that, you want to show up after success be willing to do the things that other people aren’t”…[Listen for More]
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Francisco Castro is Founder and Managing Partner of AnalytIQ.io, a financial planning and business analytics firm. He is a business strategist and fractional CFO who likes to work with small businesses specializing in SaaS and professional services. He founded AnalytIQ to support businesses that need analytics, payroll, bookkeeping or CFO services. He enjoys helping guide clients through coaching calls in order to improve their business.
“this is a marathon, this isn’t a sprint. And so success early could be one of your worst things that could happen to. I think because it’s such a long haul a lot of times I see people starting and like oh we’ve got our clients and we are making this much money, whatever. And then all of a sudden the bottom drops because they’ve gotten too much success too early and they didn’t understand how to really manage their business very well. And so the thing to think about is that this is a long haul, you are going to have ups you are going to have downs and you have got to try and stay in the middle. And if you feel like you can’t stay balanced enough then come back to the middle and it’s going to be a very difficult grind for you”…[Listen for More]
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Alon Muroch is an Israeli entrepreneur, that has been developing code from an early age. He began working for many different startups over the past decade, taking many different roles. In 2014, he read the Satoshi white-paper which inspired him to explore and get deeply involved in the world of blockchain and crypto technology. He was a code contributor to Bitcoin, Ethereum, developed his own multi-sig P2P wallet, and later on co-founded Blox.io 2017, where he serves as the company’s chief executive officer. Alon continues to be passionate about the ways decentralized finance is transforming and opening up the traditional financial industry in a way never before imagined.
“just start. There is nothing like getting real feedback from people about what you are doing. So just starting out, trying to build something you are passionate about and hopefully that will coincide with other people’s passion and needs”…[Listen for More]
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After Dr. Gary Salyer’s first divorce, he vowed that his next marriage would be different. So when his second marriage crumbled almost a decade later for nearly the same reasons he was devastated. He felt like an utter, complete failure. But rather than give in, he was determined to find another way. He dedicated himself to doing the deep research about all things love. He read, researched, furthered his education in the field, talked to experts and to people he loved. Most of all he did the deep transformation work that unlocked his heart and released his soul to love as he had always imagined. Love — and how to make it lasting - became his life’s highest calling—not just for himself, but others. In so doing, he has developed a powerful and effective methodology to make it “Safe to Love Again” for those who may have even given up hope. Based on a field of study called Attachment Theory, the science of intimate relationships, Dr. Sayler’s insights have a profound and often times immediate impact. As a transformational relationship mentor, he helps people re-write the rules for love in their brains. He empowers singles to reclaim their rights for a full soulmate relationship. With couples, he helps resolve their conflicts and differences so they can have the love they dream about.
“my best advice is believe in yourself and to know that it is okay to reach out… Reach out for your stars and notice the stars reach back”…[Listen for More]
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John Ruhlin is the world’s leading authority in maximizing customer loyalty through radical generosity. He is the founder and author of Giftology and has been featured in Fox News, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc and New York Times. While becoming the #1 performer out of 1.5 million sales reps for one of the world’s most recognizable brands, John developed a system of using generosity to gain access to elite clients and generate thousands of referrals. He and his firm now help automate this process for individuals and organizations like UBS, Raymond James, DR Horton, Keller Williams, the Chicago Cubs, and Caesar’s Palace. John and the Giftology team can help any individual turn their clients into their own personal sales force to drive exponential growth.
“get in other groups. If there is a cost to it it’s often times worth it if it’s the right group, if the core values are there. But go dive in and be around other people. It’s the old quote of “Charlie tremendous Jones you become the books you read and the people you spend time with and I really believe that to be true for all groups but specifically entrepreneurs”…[Listen for More]
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Helen Lawler is a diverse marketing and product management executive with more than 25 years of industry experience in the financial services space. Regarded as an industry expert, Helen often speaks to groups, as well as contributes to industry publications such as CUinsight.com and ABA's Bank Marketing Journal. After many years of business success, Helen saw an opportunity to provide the industry strategic marketing services that go deeper than a traditional agency relationship. She formed FINspiration to help clients navigate the industry’s unique complexity to: drive growth, understand data analytics, navigate marketing challenges, and make an impact in overall strategy.
“there is three things to consider as an entrepreneur, eliminate the fear, find your true self and get out of your comfort zone. Fear holds people back to getting to great things. You maybe in a situation that comfortable, good income, friends at the office whatever but if it leaves you wanting more and you can’t figure why then you are not living your full potential and you are leaving something on the table. The fear of change or calculated risk or doing something new that you don’t completely understand will hold you back from your dreams. So in the end is that thing that we feared that really actually probably not as bad as we imagined it to be”…[Listen for More]
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As the founder and CEO of Nectar Consulting, Inc., Michele Molitor works with executives and entrepreneurs bringing over 25 years of experience, intuitive insights and strategic business savvy to your success. Her unique Rapid Rewiring TM approach is a culmination of years of study in the realms of emotional intelligence, neuroscience, organizational psychology and Rapid Transformational Therapy, to help catalyze shifts in your thinking, and eliminate mental/emotional blocks and rapidly rewire your brain for greater confidence and success. Enhancing your capacity as a leader, to build high performing teams and exponentially increase bottom line results.
“get clear on what you want to create. Create your plan based on your values and then stay focused on the goal and keep moving forward even when it gets difficult, even when it gets uncomfortable key going because the world needs your brilliance, your genius, your talents that you have to offer”…[Listen for More]
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RC Peck, CFP sits at the intersection of money and human behavior. For over 20 years he’s helped people hear what their money is trying to tell them. His struggle with dyslexia, watching his parents’ life savings get embezzled, and his background in Neuro- Linguistic Programing (NLP), taught him to question the obvious. He now uses his ability to see what others can’t see which brings clarity and insight to a world that is often described as confusing and overwhelming. His message is clear. Listen to your money. It’s trying to tell you how to get the life you want.
“put 90% of your attention on selling… Sell, sell, sell. Get into selling conversations, call your friends… Figure out that sales conversation and that voice to voice sales conversation which then can help with your marketing”…[Listen for More]
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