Meredith Viguers was born and raised in St Petersburg, FL and relocated to Central Texas when her husband Jonathan received orders from the Army to Fort Hood. After years in the Insurance, Banking and Real Estate world, she was ready to take a huge risk, and start her own business. She is the Owner of the Award Winning Central Texas catering company Let Us Do The Cooking and a Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer and Coach. Meredith’s years of experience in the Corporate and Customer Service world have led her to become passionate about empowering others to discover, believe in and act on their full potential. That passion had led to her most recent endeavor with the start of Mpowered You. Here, she equips Entrepreneurs to smash through the ceiling of their limiting beliefs, and develop the right team to put systems and processes in place that allow them to grow more profitably with less of their own time.
“if you are not where you want to be and if you are truly an entrepreneur, I don’t know that you are ever where you want to be. But if you are not where you want to be, get someone to help you along the way. Get a coach, get a consultant who specialises in the area that you need help. And if that is with growth or it is with staffing, it’s with technical aspects of it, whatever area of your business is not where it needs to be, get help in that area. And you are not alone other people are dealing with the same challenges and there is someone who can help you through those challenges I can promise”…[Listen for More]
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Michael Nemeroff is the CEO and co-founder of RushOrderTees, a technology-driven eCommerce custom apparel company. Founded in 2002 when Michael was only 17 with his brother and sister, RushOrderTees specializes in industry-leading turnaround times for everyone from teams to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Over the past 18 years, the company has focused on the customer experience by streamlining the entire process with its innovative design studio, incredible service, and the quickest deliveries in the industry.
“I wouldn’t overthink anything when you are getting started except the one thing, I would think a lot about is one or two things but mostly selling the product. So, either marketing or how my going to market or how I going to sell this product. Because that is really where you can be the business… Without just getting started on the sales side you could spend months just preparing the logo and the design of the website and just never doing anything. So, sales and marketing should drive your business not your logo design”…[Listen for More]
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Nicole Mixdorf is the Chief Wellness Officer of Balance by Nature and was recently awarded as a Top 100 Healthcare Leader in the World 2020 by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare. She was also awarded Most Influential Woman in Corporate Wellness Services USA 2020 by Acquisition INTL Magazine.
“just get out of your own way. To recognise that if there is something that you want to do what is that? It’s maybe to ask yourself the question what would make me happy? What would make me feel fulfilled? If I could have anything at all especially in regards to my business what is it that I really want? So, a big piece is about getting that clarity so that you can have a direction to really point yourself in. Because when you are very clear about what you want now all of a sudden you can start creating a path and as opportunities start to come your way you will know immediately if it is aligned with that vision or if it’s not”…[Listen for More]
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Rebecca Kirstein Resch is the co-founder of 7 businesses, and 2 non-profits. She’s raised millions in sponsorship dollars, managed a portfolio of real estate investments and negotiated collaborations across sectors and across borders. She’s most proud of her work as the founder of Inqli - an organization dedicated to supporting youth to become who they believe they can be.
“stand for something. Really understand what it is the change that you want to make and what you wish existed and really put that out there. Stand for something because you will draw in the others, you will find people that can help you and support you and believe what you believe. So, I think getting really clear on what you stand for and how that manifests in your life and in your business is really the best advice I’ve got”…[Listen for More]
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Vern Howard jr is the CEO and founder of Hallo, a diversity recruiting platform that helps connect college students across the country with leading companies like Apple and Google.
“go with your gut… Especially in the early days go with your gut and make a lot of decisions to move quickly. Just because I think we all can raise the money and get the big names on the cap table and you kind of get lost in the sauce of listening to too many people and to many cooks in the kitchen. So, go with your gut ”…[Listen for More]
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Like many people Brian Johnson has had his ups, downs and struggles! Blessedly, he has a couple fancy titles and 34 years of education, experience and earned wisdom that he uses to help people make better choices to balance their life and get back up to thriving! We are human, and none of us are perfect all the time. This is Brian’s approach, it’s simple. People need to be armed with the right knowledge and accountability that helps you gain the right focus. It’s not about ‘Transformation’, while this is nice it can be really daunting. Brian prefers ‘Simple 1 Degree Shifts’ that anyone, or any business can use immediately to shift focus. He provides the tools, daily accountability and support required to help people transition into behaviors that will get them where they desire to be.
“start where you are at. Don’t judge yourself or compare yourself to other people. Instead just compare yourself to who you were yesterday. Be compassionate with yourself, be gentle with yourself. As high performers I think one of the biggest things is probably one of the biggest challenges is being loving with our self. Because as high performers a lot of times we can hold ourselves to higher standards and sometimes those standards are automatically set for failure. So, if your standards are set so you constantly fail you need to adjust them and just find someone to model. Find someone who has values that you admire, find someone that you look up to, see what they are doing, if it resonates with you do it and if it doesn’t don’t. Follow your gut. If it’s not a heavens yes it’s a no”…[Listen for More]
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Karen R Jenkins is the president and CEO of KRJ Consulting, a full-service consulting firm providing companies and their employees with the skills and resources to become more committed to their performance, empowered to effect change and be prepared for the journey ahead. With over 30 years of experience, Karen is a recognized speaker, author and leadership consultant, equipping executives with the necessary tools to create results-driven organizational change.
“my best advice is having the right mindset and not letting fear getting your way. We are all in that situation where we don’t know what we don’t know. But go to your local resources and find out what they offer. There is so many diamonds out there, there are so many things out there that are available to entrepreneurs in almost every community. Your local municipalities, sometimes your government all of them have some form of support for small business. Seek them out, find out what they are providing. And when you are doing or setting up your business always know it’s not about who you know it’s about who knows you. So, you want to put yourself and your business in a position where whatever solution you are providing when you open up your doors a lot of people say I have a gift and I put it out there and I’m going to offer it. Make sure there is a market for it, make sure you identify what solution are you actually solving so that when you speak to your potential client base you are talking to them from the solution perspective not from your perspective ”…[Listen for More]
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Simone Sauter is a PR + Publicity Coach and bestselling author. She helps coaches to get more clients by being featured in the media so that they can rise above the noise online, become a go-to expert, skyrocket their income and make a bigger impact.
“just be yourself, don’t look at your competitors. If you look, look for inspiration, don’t copy someone. Don’t compare yourself basically. You can look at what other people do but if that does not feel aligned with what you do find your own groove, find your own way of doing business. And also, be brave enough to sell something that no one else is selling yet. Because obviously you have to do your marketing but don’t be one of the others be yourself and if you are yourself you are unique, your brand is unique because no one is you”…[Listen for More]
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Jacob Glenn is a dynamic technical leader with a career defined by more than 20 years of operational excellence and technical leadership. As the Founder and Managing Director of M Genio Inc. Jacob has responsibility for overall execution of company strategy including organizational structure, business model development, team leadership, and technology delivery. M Genio is a boutique software development firm delivering high quality solutions for clients ranging from Startups to Fortune 500 and everything in between.
“I will give three things. One is focus. Many entrepreneurs suffer from shiny object syndrome. I have found most success in focusing on the core business and the adjacent possibilities versus every shiny thing that comes along. Two: create the culture you want and hire to it. Don’t sacrifice on people or principles just to solve a business challenge. It is way harder to correct course then it is to set it and stay on it. And three, specifically for the entrepreneur, strive to find balance… Your business will absolutely consume you if you let it. You have to find a way to find balance and if you do you will be more successful and productive versus just piling every ounce of you into the business”…[Listen for More]
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Jimmy Hays Nelson, aka Coach Jimmy, has been a high-performance business coach for over a decade. Jimmy's unique skill is helping his clients to seamlessly connect their personal stories to their product or service, creating a strong "know, like, and trust factor." Using his 20+ years of experience as a stage and film performer, he crafted his own personal story to create a 7-figure business and now dedicates his life to helping professionals craft their own stories to attract and impact the lives of their ideal audiences. Coach Jimmy truly believes everyone has a 7-figure story if it’s WellCrafted! “Tell A Story, Change the World”
“Keep showing up. You are worth fighting for. Whatever that dream life is the reason you started this; you’ve got to remind yourself of that every day. And you are going to have people… Sometimes it’s the people closest to you are going to be the naysayers. The people closest to you are going to be not your encouragers not because they don’t believe in you because they think down deep, they are trying to protect you from getting hurt or having failure and they just don’t understand… Every day, you are worth fighting for, that dream, that thing in your gut. And go find people to surround yourself with that will be your champions”…[Listen for More]
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Dr. Kimberly Hambrick is a leadership development and growth coach and trainer. She DESIGNS empowered leaders to achieve the significance they desire. Knowns as the BS Buster—she works to bust through their BS—belief systems—or bullshit swirl of negative thought and excuses. She owns Kimberly Hambrick Consulting.
“if you have this burning inside of you that you know you are supposed to be doing something and it’s not going away you need to sit and lean into that for a while and put some words into what it is you are feeling and what you want to do. Because if you are feeling it internally it’s meant to come out. And give yourself the gift of doing what your heart’s desiring”…[Listen for More]
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Chris Thomas grew up in the mountains of Georgia and started this career in Atlanta working for Fortune 100 companies. Chris spent 20 years helping big businesses change the way they think about marketing their products and services. Along the way, he saw too many businesses who were stuck trying to make outdated marketing strategies work. He wanted to provide that down home feel with a small but mighty team that offers a full service marketing solution in order to help businesses maximize their impact. Chris can help your listeners understand how to be a designer, leader and entrepreneur in the marketing industry. With his unique background and passion for telling stories, Chris can help your audience understand how he was able to build his 7 figure marketing business.
“there is not many people that can build something from nothing and you did it’ and the way he said it was like I am really proud of you…’ Just keep going’… I think people need to be reminded of hey just keep going because if we stop now and we just hang it all up I think that’s the easy thing to do… Just keep going because your greatest potential is on the other side of I quit. Don’t throw the things that you’ve worked hard and you know you’re doing the right thing. Just keep going”…[Listen for More]
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Amanda Ross is the owner of SparkLab - a creative agency with a focus on product development, planning and branding. She works with female entrepreneurs and small biz owners to strategically design their product and online brand to connect with their audience and grow their piggy bank.
“have a big goal. I think having big goals forces you to get really really clear on what you do, how you do it and who you do it for. It targets your energy and messaging… And big scary goals are good … So I think having big goals that really scare you is really good”…[Listen for More]
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Sarah Braud is a writer, brand & marketing consultant, and keynote speaker who loves talking about how entrepreneurs and leaders can use storytelling devices to connect with audiences, spark interaction, and ignite their businesses. Her writing has been published in a variety of online publications. She is a regular contributor to Reality Bites, a digest for leaders published by Leadership Reality. Sarah also coaches creative entrepreneurs through her mentorship program The Sapling Society.
“Wake up every morning and just do that day. Once you have your strategy then just go for it”…[Listen for More]
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Angela Cusack is referred to as an organization’s secret weapon. She is understated, patient, and moves with ease as she partners with executive leaders in shaping cultures that produce deeper connections, higher engagement, overall well-being and prosperity. Organizational and C-suite success is ignited when she illuminates the “space between”.
“you don’t need to do it alone. Just ask. So many of us start off like we have to do it by ourselves. It’s a very independence, we’ve got something to prove, something to do, and idea that we don’t want to share. The reality is being a really strong entrepreneur means you have a lot of strong people around you in whatever support that they can offer. So do the work, investing yourself before you start asking other people to invest in you. Which means you are willing to ask for the support that you need at any point along the journey. So just know you don’t have to do it alone”…[Listen for More]
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Mike Koenigs, founder of The Superpower Accelerator, is known for being a media master who helps his international clients get attention, create premium brands and elevated status in days. Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, 13-Time Bestselling Author, co-host of the "Capability Amplifier" podcast and “The Big Leap” with Gay Hendricks.
“you got to be a triple threat. Here is what that means. First of all, you have got to be able to sell on the phone. You have got to learn how to sell and how to overcome objections and not take anything personally… The next one is salesmanship in print. Copywriting, copywriting, copywriting. That means what you do is you go to the Gary Halbert letter, you get Dan Kennedy’s sales letter, there’s another couple of great sales letters like the collier letter collection. You get those books; you get a yellow pad and a pen and you write and rewrite those sales letters by hand 25 times. And you are going to learn a voice and you are going to be able to adapt your voice and you are going to know why you are going to think about it and meditate on it. And yeah it is going to suck and it is hard work that’s what determines your discipline. The third, video. Learn how to speak on video. So, I would say speaking, learn how to speak. When you have got to get used to getting over however you look and however you sound and whatever other kind of BS little bitch excuses you for not blah blah blah. Whatever your reason why is. And get over yourself and your ego and say if you want to attract amazing things in your life you have got to learn how to present and perform and educate and entertain. And all of these three role into the big picture which is what makes you amazing as being a great storyteller. And that’s been able to project your perfect audience into a movie starring them with you and your product and service as a guide”…[Listen for More]
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Gina Yarrish is a heart-centered serial-entrepreneur and philanthropist. From an orphan to deca-millionaire, Gina is changing lives at scale through her focus forward technique. She’s not your everyday “business coach”. Her approach uses her life experience and an innovative methodology known as Equine Assisted Learning to change lives.
“you don’t have to do it alone; you shouldn’t do it alone. And that I would highly encourage you to connect with people that you can share your inner thoughts with and feel trusted and supported and then get that encouragement and motivation that you need”…[Listen for More]
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For 35 years, Leslie Levy August held progressively more senior roles in insurance punctuated with co-founding an entertainment start-up in NYC and an international trade company in the UK. She is an affiliate of the Workplace Bullying Institute and her new venture addresses the cost of toxic workplaces due to bullying.
“before committing to an entrepreneurial path be strategic and creative about what you sell. Can you do what you want to do but put a twist on it so it’s different to what else is on the marketplace. Can you apply technology to offer a better solution? Think about what you can design that’s your secret sauce… To be able to clearly answer the questions. What is the problem you solve? And who do you serve? Who is your human? And if you align all of your marketing to those two questions you will just shortcut a lot of fluff that that you really don’t need. Customers don’t care anything about us they care about themselves. And we really need to think about who is that customer we serve and what problem are we solving for them? And align all of our marketing with that”…[Listen for More]
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Michelle Prince is a best-selling author, sought-after motivational speaker, self-publishing expert, life coach and CEO/Founder of Performance Publishing Group, a “partner” publishing company dedicated to making a difference... one story at a time. She is known as America’s Productivity Coach, is a certified Human Behavior Consultant and dedicates herself to helping leaders impact the world, using the strengths and talents already within them, to create an extraordinary life and exponentially grow their business. She’s helped thousands become published authors through her consulting, courses, seminars, and publishing services, and founded the “Book Bound Workshop”. She has also published many successful books, including her best-selling Winning In Life Now. She has co-hosted The Ziglar Show podcast, with 40 million downloads and is currently the host of her own podcast, The Power of Authority. She has been a featured speaker for numerous professional associations, conferences and events to inspire, transform and support leaders. Michelle helps people ignite their passion, identify their purpose, achieve balance, overcome procrastination, unlock potential, be more productive, succeed in personal & professional goals and lead an abundant life.
“don’t let fear or anxiety or doubt hold you back. Life is short and we all have something. We all have a talent or a gift that we can cultivate and make better and then provide other people. But don’t wait. In life we don’t know where it’s going to go”…[Listen for More]
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Laura Higgins, founder of Lala Social Club and My Marketing Playbook is an online marketing expert for small business. Based in Australia, Laura is a recognised marketing trainer with an engaged community of over 20,000 small business owners. Laura’s online marketing know-how spans across many industries - finance, hospitality, beauty, construction, you name it. Her witty, dynamic and humorous communication style make her an engaging presenter and podcast guest. Laura presents fresh and effective marketing ideas that help businesses get results. Her authentic, easy to understand approach means that your audience will feel empowered to take action and implement their ideas
“don’t take yourself too seriously and don’t forget to have fun along the way. The world needs more joy and authenticity so every time you bring that to your customers, every time you inject personality into your brand online or into your business, into your internal comms you are adding value. And I think it’s really necessary for us as people in business to be adding value to our customers, to our team, to our colleagues as well. So yeah having fun, keeping things real and don’t be afraid to inject personality into your business as well”…[Listen for More]
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Kirk Mote is the founder of Rescue Site which specializes in developing AED programs for homes, businesses, and community groups across the nation. Kirk uses the only AED with Real CPR Help® and the world’s #1 AED program management solution. Kirk’s mission is Target Zero .
“get big because 64 percent of all businesses in the US breakeven or lose money… And another statistic is 68 percent of them have no employees. These numbers are almost identical. So, you need to start building your team. You need to get big”…[Listen for More]
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Financial Educator, Amazon #1 Bestselling author and Virtual CFO, Amanda Fisher has gained the nickname of The Cash Flow Queen. She teaches business owners to take control of their numbers to grow their business. She does this by focusing on the correct financial elements to increase cash flow and profitability.
“find a mentor, find a business buddy or maybe even a group of business owners who you can meet regularly and get some support and help when you’ve got difficult questions. Just someone to talk to. Whether it’s about your numbers are not doesn’t matter. But just to have someone that you kind of bounce questions off”…[Listen for More]
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Justin Breen is the Founder/CEO of the global PR firm BrEpic Communications LLC and author of the No. 1 International Best Selling Book, Epic Business. He is a connector of geniuses throughout the planet and is an active member of Entrepreneurs' Organization, Strategic Coach and Secret Knock.
“if you work with people who view partnerships as investments not costs your whole life will change in every possible great way”…[Listen for More]
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Ivan Anz is an Inc. 500 international serial entrepreneur doing business in more than 10 countries. He is founder of the holding company Organization i, Inc., and creator of the Philanthroinvestor Phenomenon. Ivan loves creating businesses and projects that generate high-impact improvement in society. His entrpereneal spirit emerged at the age of seven, when he leased his Go-Kart to his friends and sold candies in the neighborhood. He continued his quest to gain experience in many different industries which all enhanced his business training and capabilities.
“don’t confuse the role of the entrepreneur to the role of a manager. To actually get from day number one in your company ideally on day number one your CEO on board with you. Don’t go just alone, don’t be a solopreneur hire your most important first employee from day number one and that is your CEO. And go with him, grow with him, protect him, give him resources, help him and work as a team together with him to take the company and the team to the next level always”…[Listen for More]
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Modelpreneur, Daisi Jo Pollard Sepúlveda is a model, beauty queen, businesswoman, author, influencer and actress. She founded Daisi Media Corp, a talent- first media company that promotes creative autonomy which includes publishing, licensing, and advertising. DMC's properties include Brazen Influencers, Brazen Studios L.A., Daisi Jo Reviews, and My Product Model.
“entrepreneurship is messy, it is competitive… It is not a perfectly curated Instagram feed or a YouTube channel. You can make a business out of using YouTube and using Instagram but that is not a business within itself that is just one spoke on a wheel. The wheel itself is the business and you have to decide what that is. And if you are going to be an entrepreneur and if you are going to be successful you have to do that wheel all of the way… It is a ground and pound lifestyle for the most part until you can get to a place where it’s not. But there is always going to be the next level”…[Listen for More]
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