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Lead: It's been said that everything rises and falls on leadership, EVERYTHING! The world needs great leaders and that's why they're always in such high demand. Leaders who love their people and are able to communicate, build teams, and help their people grow, personally and professionally, will change lives and inspire the next generation of great leaders. If you're passionate about developing as a leader, this podcast will give you some great ideas and equip you with tools to quickly grow ...
 
The podcast for people interested in the latest technology, business strategy and most importantly, for those of you who want to progress in your career. Every week we discuss with the smartest people in tech their career journeys, their best and worst business decisions, and their valuable lessons learned, which we pass onto you.
 
Stan and Nick break down and predict UFC events by analyzing technique and style mach-ups. Plus, betting advice and discussion of Mixed Martial Arts News. Stan Dryev is a lifelong martial artist, undefeated in Muay Thai with a wealth of experience in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is an avid follower of Mixed Martial Arts and has been a student of the game for over 15 years. Nick Braccia is a long time MMA and Pro-Wrestling enthusiast. His experience in marketing and podcasting, coupled wit ...
 
Successful executives cannot always play it safe. They make waves. This podcast explores the gap between potential and results in business. This is a show for people who seek career success. If you desire motivation, ideas, inspiration, and the chance to learn from people who are living their dreams, then “Making Waves at C-Level” (Formerly “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do”) should be added to your subscribed “must hear” podcasts. This show was designed to help people get “unstuck” in their car ...
 
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In episode 684 Thom Singer talks with tech sales superstar Chris Bussing about how to "Get The Meeting". Sales is a great career, but before you can get to closing the big sales and collecting the commission, you have to get the meeting with the prospect. Throughout his sales career, Chris Bussing has been applauded for his talents in getting past …
 
Predictions.A complete break-down and predictions for UFC Fight Night Dumont vs Ladd, coming up on Saturday, October 16th, 2021.The Draft.Stan scored 3 points from his draft picks for UFC Fight Night - Dern vs Rodriguez. Nick picked up 2 points. This brings Stan's total to 103 points and Nick's to 91.5 points. Stan extends his lead to 11.5 points.…
 
Episode 683 is a conversations with Bob Pike. Bob helps people unlock learning and unleash performance. People are told to learn, but not taught to learn. He spent his long career showing others the power of learning. He built a multi-million dollar training and consulting company that he sold (but that does not mean he retired! He is still activel…
 
For episode 682, Thom Singer sits down with Mark Victor Hansen to talk about how when you "A.S.K. you G.E.T.". This is a motivational interview that will challenge you to think bigger. About Mark Victor Hansen Mark Victor Hansen is best known as the co-author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and brand, setting world records in book sal…
 
Meetings!!! Do you feel that we have too many meetings? Are they productive? Do they have a purpose? Are they the right length? Are we having them at the right time of day? Are we meeting to have meetings? So many of us get bogged down with meetings and miss out on productivity. David gives us some very valuable insight and guidelines. Are your mee…
 
Predictions.A complete break-down and predictions for UFC Fight Night Dern vs Rodriguez, coming up on Saturday, October 9th, 2021.The Draft.Stan scored 4.5 points from his draft picks for UFC Fight Night - Santos vs Walker. Nick picked up 5 points. This brings Stan's total to 100 points and Nick's to 89.5 points. Stan extends his lead to 11 points.…
 
In this interview, Kymberli Speight sits down and shares her definition of networking and why business relationships matter. About Kymberli Speight Kymberli Speight believes in enhancing your personal brand to reach your target audience. She is an author, professional speaker and executive coach. She wrote the book I Need To Know You: How to Meet O…
 
Amy Hrehovcik joins us in having A Genuine Conversation About Diversity and Inclusion in Sales. Amy has quite the background in tech sales. Surprisingly there aren't a lot of women in this space and Amy shares some insight. There are situations in sales where women are treated differently than men. Its hard to imagine for some of us but the old sch…
 
In episode 680 of the "Making Waves at C-Level" podcast, we meet Jill Raff. She is an expert on employee experience and in this interview she shares how to be an employer of choice via how you treat you people. When you build the right culture inside your company, you positively impact the bottom line. About Jill Raff Jill Raff is the globally reco…
 
In episode 679 Cheryl Jones joins the conversation on "Making Waves at C-Level" to talk about MINDSET. She helps people change what they do so that they can reach their dreams. People often get stuck in their minds, and Chery is an expert in helping people see how their thoughts are misleading them. About Cheryl Jones Cheryl C Jones is a speaker, a…
 
Predictions.A complete break-down of UFC Fight Night Santos vs Walker, coming up on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021.The Draft.Stan scored with all 6 of his draft picks for UFC 266. Nick picked 3 draft winners. This brings Stan's total to 95.5 points and Nick's to 84.5 points. Stan extends his lead to 11 points.…
 
Krish Dhanam is just a blast with his storytelling, sense of humor, respect for life in America and the flag, giving spirit and positive nature. “You need to join the Smile Compliment and Handshake Club, make sure your trousers are always pressed, your shirt is always crisp and your shoes are always shined.” These words were from the mouth to Zig Z…
 
On this episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" we hear from Rick Lozano, the author of Acoustic Leadership. He shares his person journey and how when he added his passion for music into his business, it all came together. Be sure to listen to the whole interview, as the parody song about how people send annoying LinkedIn connection requests is unique…
 
Predictions.A complete break-down of UFC 266 Volkanovski vs Ortega, coming up on Saturday, September 25th, 2021.The Draft.Stan scored with 4.5 points from UFC FN Smith vs Spann. Nick picked up 3 points. This brings Stan's total to 89.5 points and Nick's to 81.5 points. Stan leads by 8 points.By Stan Dryev and Nick Braccia
 
Strap yourselves in for a quote packed conversation on positivity. Chip Baker of the Success Chronicles shares all kinds of value in this conversation, How to Stay Positive in a Negative World. This was a fun conversation even though Eric picks on Harry way too much for this host! Lol!! Chip Baker is living his best life in order to serve others. H…
 
With all the changes in the world of meetings, many executives are seeking to up their game at speaking. Speaking for business leaders takes many forms. Boardrooms, Zoom Calls, Huddles, Industry breakouts, Keynotes, Television interviews, employee meetings, sales kick offs, etc.... How to become more comfortable is something more and more business …
 
Episode 676 is an interview with Michelle Ray, the author of the new book "Leading In Real Time". In this conversation we talk about being ready, being responsive, and being relevant. About Michelle Ray How many people can identify with a predominantly negative leadership experience early in their careers? That was how Michelle Ray’s foray into the…
 
Predictions.A complete break-down of UFC Fight Night Smith vs Spann, coming up on Saturday, September 18th, 2021.The Draft.Nick and Stan each picked up 3 points from UFC Fight Night Cannonier vs Gastelum. This brings Stan's total to 85 points and Nick's to 78.5 points. Stan keeps his lead of 6.5 point.…
 
In The Secrets of a Successful Real Estate Professional with Gene Dru there is a lot to learn. So you want to enjoy the life of a real estate sales agent? Set your hours, make tons of money and take long vacations? Well that’s not the real world. Gene shares what it takes to succeed. He knows what its like to make hundreds of calls. Even today afte…
 
Episode 675 of “Making Waves at C-Level” is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members through insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with Chris Schelling, the director of alt…
 
In How to be a Go Giver to Grow Your Business, Bob Burg shares that being a Go Giver is all about about providing immense value to others. Nobody cares if a salesperson has a quota or needs to earn a living, the sales professional that is looking out for the interests of others. The book The Go Giver Leader is also similar in the sense that the pri…
 
In this episode Thom Singer sits down with Craig Misrach, CEO of Uplyft. Thom met this experienced entrepreneur when Craig was a finalist in the San Diego Angel Conference in March 2021 (when Thom served as the master of ceremonies for this business competition). In this in-depth conversation the two talk about raising capital, manufacturing a prod…
 
In this episode Thom Singer sits down with Joe Curcillo to talk about how to build a unifying vision for your team. When you people experience belonging, meaning, and contribution, that is when the magic happens in your company. ABOUT JOE CURCILLO A dynamic, insightful and entertaining problem solver. That’s Joe Curcillo — and his thought-provoking…
 
In this episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" Thom Singer sits down with Luke Simianer. Luke is a former Paratrooper and Purple Heart recipient turned software developer to discuss his company and philosophy for life and success. The most compelling part was when he mentions talking loses that happen in business and turning them into lessons. About …
 
How to Create an Authentic Brand and Scale with Rob Napoli is a conversation with the aim of helping entrepreneurs grow their business. How does one get a personal brand and then grow it? Where are the customers? That is where you want to be. Are they on Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter? Go engage with your customers and potential customers. The magic …
 
In this episode Thom Singer shares his observations about how in these crazy times of pandemic, the people he has observed who have pivoted and found success are achieving because they have an extra does of that "fire in the belly". Creativity, Confidence, and Ambition are the key to getting ahead. While Thom admits he has a good does of all three …
 
Are you familiar with the Law of Attraction and the Secret? If so you may have come across Bob Doyle. Bob joins us in the conversation, The Not So Secret Side of the Law of Attraction. In this conversation, Bob removes much of the mystical and focuses more on the mind and the brain as well as breathing. This is a solid conversation that you are sur…
 
Predictions.A complete break-down of UFC Fight Night Gastelum VS Cannonier, coming up on Saturday, August 21st, 2021.The Draft.Stan picked up 5 points from the UFC 265 fight card. Nick scored 4 point. This brings Stan's total to 82 points and Nick's to 75.5 points. Stan increases his lead slightly which places him ahead by 6.5 points.…
 
Mike shares the PB3 technique to realizing what your brand truly stands for I asked Mike what he would do to brand himself if he was starting from scratch, knowing what he knows now, and MIke did not disappoint with his answer. Mike authentically shares his failures, successes, and stories of how he got into a position where he began to work with b…
 
Gabriela Chang is a Transformational Healer, Speaker, & Author, Women’s Empowerment Advocate, Dating & Relationship Expert, who uses her intuitive gifts to tune into your higher frequencies and download the information you need to work with in order to activate your subconscious mind, dissolve limitations, and rewire your vibrations to welcome in t…
 
With over 260 locations and over 3000 people, Amazing Lash Studio has a great story of growth and success. CEO Stephanie Hu joins the conversation on "Making Waves at C-Level" and shares her experience and advice. About Stephanie Hu Stephanie Hu is the CEO of Amazing Lash Studio® and Fitness Together Franchise, LLC. Stephanie brings over 20 years o…
 
Michelle Prince, a former copier salesperson, (both Eric Konovalov and I can relate to that) joined us to discuss How to Write a Book to Grow Your Business. Michelle also has some stories form her years working with Zig Ziglar. Michelle tells the story of being in software sales and making good money but something was missing. It was her passion th…
 
Matt Wigler is an entrepreneur, musical artist, and public speaker based in Miami, Florida. He is Founder & CEO of MHW Live Music and Wigler Group. Matt has an active career as a jazz & blues artist, and performs with his trio at venues and festivals around the world. He also speaks on topics including entrepreneurship, business-to-business sales, …
 
What? Another cannabis industry interview on Making Waves at C-Level? Yes, because if you want to look closely at entrepreneurs and companies that are facing change and growth, this business is always new. The leaders in these legal cannabis companies have to think on their feet, know how to pivot, deal with government red tape, and see the future …
 
Predictions.A complete break-down of UFC Fight Night Sandhagen vs Dillashaw, coming up on Saturday, July 24th, 2021.The Draft.Stan and Nick each picked up 5 points from last weekend's UFC Fight Night - Makhachev vs Moises. This brings Stan's total to 75 points and Nick's to 70.5 points. Stan is still in the lead by 4.5 points.…
 
Eric goes into detail about the conversations he had with his life coach, Julie. How he began to journal and the benefits of it, his life changing morning routine, and how he was able to get unstuck and breakthrough his invisible boundaries. Be sure to connect with us in our Lead Sell Grow – The Human Experience Tribe Facebook group: https://www.fa…
 
I Survived Cancer, Woke Up From a Coma, and Beat Death with Matt Ode is quite the story. Are you ready for some inspiration? This is a story of a relentless pursuit to stay alive and overcome the invisible enemy of cancer. At the age of 25, Matt was hospitalized in the Cleveland Clinic ICU for 53 days, forcing him into a 2 week coma. He suffered co…
 
Do you think "Fish" when you think of business. You should. Peter Handy has turned his seafood company into a major entrepreneurial venture and has grown the business in the middle of a pandemic. While you might think supplying fish to restaurants would be problematic during the last 18 months, he expanded the business in other areas and has added …
 
Predictions.A complete break-down of UFC Fight Night Makhachev vs Moises, coming up on Saturday, July 17th, 2021.The Draft.Stan picked up 4 points and Nick scored with 5 points at UFC 264. This brings Stan's total to 70 points and Nick's to 65.5 points. Stan is still in the lead by 4.5 points.By Stan Dryev and Nick Braccia
 
Episode 667 is a great conversation with one of the authors of the book "Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues" (by David Bradford and Carole Robin). This is a topic that is near and dear to host Thom Singer, as he has been talking to audiences for years about how to connect better with people in this gadg…
 
Are you tired of the negativity in the world and on social media? You may be actually asking for what you see. If you show you are interested in the negativity, the algorithms will play more of the same for you. So how can you stay positive through the biggest challenges? Chris Wirth shares what he has learned over the years. He admits that he has …
 
Predictions.A complete break-down of UFC 264, headlined by the trilogy finale between Dustin Poirier and Connor McGregor, coming up on Saturday, July 11th, 2021.The Draft.Stan picked up 4 points and Nick scored with 5 points at UFC Fight Night Korean Zombie vs Ige (Nick scored with 2 points on underdog Matt Brown). This brings Stan's total to 66 po…
 
Episode 666 is not the mark of the devil. This is a solo episode where Thom Singer will rant about success. Some listeners of the "Making Waves at C-Level" podcast pointed out it had been too long since Thom did episodes that were just him sharing ideas and his story, so he is working to re-instate these with weekly thoughts being shared. Thom is a…
 
Coach Phil McGeoghan-NFL Wide Receivers Coach Consistency, burning desire to compete. Sacrifice. Up early in the morning. As a football player, Phil like all players are under intense scrutiny. Their games and practices are filmed and coaches are approaching players to improve. Phil was the oldest of 7 kids. His dad was a prison dentist and a disci…
 
Episode 665 is a conversation with Max Warren. Max is an expert in sales enablement, business systems, and process innovation. He sits down with Thom Singer to talk ways to be more successful in business. About Rising Phoenix Consulting Rising Phoenix consulting is a Real-world consulting firm. The firm was founded on a few key ideas. People before…
 
Bryan Kelly helps busy leaders and their teams unlock and implement one or more business books a month. He does this through a program called "Stroke of Genius". In this episode he shares his journey and his ways to get more from reading great books. About Bryan Kelly Bryan Kelly is an entrepreneur and executive who has built, sold, and acquired mu…
 
Eric and I have the opportunity to speak with a rabbi who is now helping businesses to build trust with their teams and customers. How to Connect and Build Trust by Using Ethics - With Yonason Goldson we discuss the value of ethics and purpose in business. Success in business is ultimately about relationships and trust. Businesses sometimes lose si…
 
What does one learn from playing a sport such as football? This is what we discuss in Business Lessons Learned From Football - With Aswand Cruickshank. Aswand grew up playing football and learned about wins and losses. When one gets knocked down, we learn from it and get back up and try again. Aswand is a 2x author, who is unafraid to take risks. H…
 
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