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My guests are leaders from varied businesses and perspectives from around the world. They generously share their business, health and life expertise and stories to help my listeners grow their business, improve their health, and shift their perspectives. Did you get that means free coaching just by listening? Yes, this is a business podcast, but listeners say it is more like sitting in my living room listening to a chat with friends. Incredibly accomplished friends but friends! The show is n ...
 
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What do you call someone who is a Hip Hop artist, Yoga instructor, helps companies and individual create their brands and tell their stories? I call him Rajiv Nathan. Known as the Startup Hypeman in the world of startup pitching for funding, Rajiv Nathan AKA RajNation, spends his time helping companies of all sizes tell their stories. Not just for …
 
Working with staff is not easy. Add into that the long time relationship of a closely knit family who knows how to push each other's buttons and it could end up being a disaster. Or not. Can a father and daughter work together and perform as a team without drama? When the team is Neal and Tara Johnson the answer is yes. During this episode Neal and…
 
When it's your birthday you get to talk about whatever lights you up and gets you excited and for me that is talking all things Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, DC and Harry Potter with a few friends. Take a listen as we debate characters, shows, directors and the shifting timelines of our favorite shows and movies. I am joined by Brits James Adam and…
 
Jennifer Pestikas has lived her life choosing courage and overcoming self doubt to build an amazing career leading others/ Along the way she realized that becoming friends with yourself is one of the best things you can do. On this episode we talk about self-compassion, how Jennifer is making new boxes to reframe her life and how you can too. She a…
 
Kim Meninger is on a mission. A mission to stop imposter syndrome from stopping women from achieving their dreams. Having lived it herself she knows the constant battle of your own mind to tell you you can't possibly be good enough to do something. Her mission is so important to her she even created a podcast called, The Imposter Syndrome Files, an…
 
When all your competitors are merging or being bought outright, what do you do? Do you stay independent or do you look to do the same as them? When they all lock into one business focus, do you do the same or do you carve your own path? Jason Bystrak and Peter DiMarco, Vice Presidents at D&H Distributing (104 year old family owned company), join me…
 
There were some audio issues for two minutes. I apologize. My mom always told me don't borrow worry from tomorrow. I've not been really great about letting go worry. Do I obsessively worry? No. But many do. Any many others get into worry cycles. Rene Brent has written a powerful Book, Breaking Your Worry Agreement. On this episode Rene shares strat…
 
How dealing with world leaders caused Denise Thomas to develop BEE Mindfulness methods to change lives and reduce stress. If you thinking putting deals together for just your business can be stressful imagine traveling all over the world to put together trade agreements with world and religious leaders, politicians at all levels and more. And then …
 
Want to create a new product? Wonder if you need to know the rules first? Do you need to or can you just carve your own path and create your own market? Dan Keldsen is the Co-Founder of PlexiCam, a new way to use your webcam and Co-Founder of Veventaas.com, a virtual events as a service company. On this epsiode we talk about his thoughts on creatin…
 
Marketing does not have to be complicated or complex. It does need to stir the emotions and open the wallets of your prospective clients though. It also doesn't have to be all things to everyone. Picking your ideal client and platform are just two aspects of a marketing strategy. James Adam of Thirty-Three Percent wants business owners to find thei…
 
Stroke. The word evokes fear to mostly everyone who hears the word. For those who have lived it themselves, or have taken care of those who have had a stroke it means a change to potentially everything you knew as normal. My guest is Marcia Moran, a stroke survivor who has made it her mission to advocate for those who have had a stroke and help tho…
 
Is there always an emotional component to pain and physical injury? Is it possible to heal and strengthen your body by adding an extra layer to your physical conditioning? My guest is Tammy Wise. A Broadway dancer turned TAO minister and the creator of the time tested BodyLogos system of alignment and strength training that has made a difference fo…
 
Digital wellbeing has taken on an all new meaning in the past year. With covid shifting business, school and social gatherings to virtual settings more time has been spent in front of a screen than ever before. Streaming platforms saw unprecedented increases in subscriptions and depression and dissatisfaction rose astronomically. My guest, Heidi Fo…
 
When you get to ask one of the people on the forefront of podcasting, someone who lives on the edge of defining how we interact with each other via media, a few questions it is best to make sure you record the conversation. Why? Because perspective shifting answers and questions abound. Take a listen as I interview Mark Asquith, aka The British Pod…
 
National Voiceover Artist, Acclaimed Podcast Host and all around funny guy, Rob Actis, talks action, motivation, and finding success his way. Interviewing Rob is like sitting down with a perpetual motion machine. Rob is always on the move yet he always maintains focus on his goals. After nearly losing his life he realized he had been living life wi…
 
Pat Alva-Kraker has dedicated her life to helping other's learn the power of intention to transform their lives. She has written a beautiful book, Katherine's Quest: One Woman's Journey to Elation, to show how intention, in all we do, can make the journey through life one of, well elation. Take a listen as Pat shares her journey and how you can beg…
 
To some, selling your business is a sellout and that you should build a business for legacy and pass it on to your family. To others, before you even open the doors of your business you should have a plan for how you're going to sell the business and every day in business be growing it to sell it. I don't think it matters what other people think yo…
 
Does the definition of success change based on the industry you're in or your gender? There are stories that go around that say that women don't support women yet from all the interviews I've done, and my experiences in the tech and business worlds, I've found that that is not the truth. I found that more women support women then we are led to beli…
 
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Do you need an MBA? Or rather do you need the expertise that somebody who has not only gotten an MBA but has also run multiple successful businesses and helped other entrepreneurs launch grow and sell their businesses can share? Wouldn't it be great to have in one place, the foundational pieces to every succ…
 
Widow. The word conjures up so much loss and sadness. You are given that title when you lose someone you loved very much and planned a life with forever. A life you certainly never expected to change dramatically when your husband gets diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and dies eight months later. How do you recover from that with any sort o…
 
Anne Bruce joins me today to talk about how anyone can discover their own personal True North to help you have your best life possible. She shares how it is never to late to live your calling, how courage is more than you think it is and you have more of it then you think, and how competencies don't always lead to your vocational calling. She share…
 
My Christmas week show is, at the end of the day, about love. I was honored to have Bonnie Violet and Tina Frank say yes when I asked them to be on my show. Their story is a powerful one about how love is more powerful than any barrier if you choose to allow it into your heart first. Take a listen as Bonnie Violet and her aunt share how they came b…
 
Joel Friedman left Madison Avenue in NYC to go from Ad man to Executive Producer and writer in Hollywood. Along the way he learned that being authentic matters, being found while being not being authentic will always bite you back (he is authentic but not so some who have auditioned for him), and why he wants to produce something with "legs." On th…
 
I love Anne Grady. Talking to her is like getting a PhD is how to build and recognize resiliency. Her life experiences give her massive credentials to speak to her topic of Resiliency no matter how bad life hits you. On this episode Anne Grady shares answers to my questions about resiliency and productivity. That one hit home for me which is why I …
 
Monkey, iron, rope, house, paper, shoe, worm, envelope, pencil, river, rock, tree, cheese, dollar A list that makes no sense but a list I still remember that Chester Santos, the International Man of Memory, challenged me with to show how anyone, instantly, can learn to remember things and keep remembering them. I did this show live on November 24 a…
 
Frustrated because you want to build your success your way versus the traditional way of thinking? Wondering if it is possible to lead your business from idea to success with heart and soul and some sound business strategy foundations? The answer to those questions lies with my guest, Christine Kane, author of The Soul Sourced Entrepreneur and Foun…
 
Wouldn't it be great if you never had to "turn your business around" because your business was failing? What if you knew what the warning signs were, or better yet, never had to worry about them because you designed your business to to weather any changes and you knew what to look for as early warning signs? No one can design a business to weather …
 
Learning how to tell the story of your brand is often the key to success yet it often feels like the hardest thing to do for many entrepreneurs. Perhaps it is the vulnerability that may come from sharing your creation story? Or perhaps the lack of clarity of what your brand stands for or who you created your brand to serve? Or maybe, it is as simpl…
 
Forget everything you thought you knew about being an entrepreneur. What if you could have the life and business you want? It really is possible says Terry Brock and he lives and breathes what he preaches. With the launch of his new "agoropreneurs" movement Terry took the time to share with me, and you my listeners, why the idea of an entrepreneur …
 
Marketing is not a dirty word. Done well, marketing aligns your business goals with your client goals and greats a stream of satisfaction across all business departments and end user resources. So why do many think that marketing is a dirty word? Heather K. Margolis is a serial entrepreneur who lives and breathes marketing and believes that when ma…
 
Mike Faith, CEO of headsets.com shares how he built a business that has become renowned for its fanatical attention to customer service and how he pivoted it to become poised to take over the world of headset design and sales. Headsets.com started out as a discounter of other companies office headsets and now 40% of their business is selling headse…
 
Writing copy to sell things is a science. Writing that same copy in a voice that does not even match your age, race, nationality and more is an art. Making that same copy wildly successful is similar to the difference between me trying to play the piano and Mozart. Carline Anglade-Cole is a copywriting Mozart. She is able to switch faces and voices…
 
I recently had a client say he wasn't sure what happiness is for him and that it was something that could never be achieved. That it was a moving target. That got me thinking since I've felt happy most of my life with bouts of sadness woven in when loved ones passed or something else happened. But even then, I had a core of happiness. So what is ha…
 
There is a lot of stress in the world today. Some we interpret as good stress and others bad stress. Either way it is stress and it impacts the body and our relationships. What if you could learn how to change your response to stress? Learn how to have stress not sideline you or your family and business? Colonel Deb Lewis, (Ret.) has lived a life f…
 
On the launch day for his new book, Interference, Brad Parks shares his love of physics and writing and how he weaves facts so his fiction reads more like reality. We had a laugh filled conversation filled with non-spoiler moments if you have not read his book yet. I don't often interview fiction writers but I always say yes when Brad is launching …
 
Karen Stultz believes in having an awesome life and is helping others find theirs. After having to make a serious of decisions that left her letting go of work, her home as she knew it, her husband in a way and even who her parents were to her, Karen faced a choice. Could she still have an awesome life even when it seemed as if that would never be …
 
Pattie Grimm shares how knowing your personal vision increases your resiliency when things go sideways. With all going on in this world many are wondering why their usual resiliency and ability to pivot isn't what it used to be. I wanted to understand why so I invited Pattie onto the show to share how you can strengthen your ability to handle when …
 
Living the Savvy Life is being willing to ask the hard questions and stick to, well really define, your priorities for your life. It doesn't mean lack or deprivation. It does mean understanding what you want from life and creating and following a plan to get there. Melissa Tosetti, founder of The Savvy Life, helps her clients live the life of their…
 
According to Marlene Chism, we "need to check our hero-victim mentality and course correct so that we create deeper connection. In all drama there is always a relationship component and everything we think , say and do ultimately affects our relationships." What if your business could function smoother? What if productivity increased because commun…
 
Current work from home is different than what working from home or remote working meant before Covid, yet few seem to be thinking about what that means or planning for the marathon that we are in. No longer a sprint that we can just do a patch fix for, the new normal everyone has been talking is now the normal. Whether we get a vaccine or not, whet…
 
Whether you want to write a book or just want to learn how to tell your story of your business or your life, this episode offers insights from a top editor and brand specialist. Telling your story, or think of it as getting to the heart of your message, is a critical component to create a thriving business. Jocelyn Carbonara shares how anyone can w…
 
Jay McBain is considered one of the top analysts and futurists. His work predicating trends and needs has been considered critical to many in the tech world. Even he is seeing accelerated change in the world of business from the predictions he made several years ago. The pandemic accelerated the way we transact business from both sides of the table…
 
Today we are talking about money. You, your relationship to money and your beliefs about money. Leisa Peterson has been talking about wealth creation for close to three decades. What she has learned could fill a book and it has. She is releasing her ground breaking book called The Mindful Millionaire and it is like nothing you have read before. Lei…
 
Different than mental resiliency, mental endurance can make success happen or not. Olympic athletes win sometimes by 1/100 of a second. They rebound from what could be catastrophic and career ending injuries to come back and win Gold. Top athletes seem to be able to tune out mind chatter and keep their focus on the end game. So how can the average …
 
A slain FBI agent is a tragedy all by itself. But what if that agent is the only one who was Black? The erupting racial tensions of today mirror the volatile civil rights era in the 1960s. Edwin R. Woodriffe walked a fine line between the honor, respect, and sacrifice of his own people and the job that he loved... And both worlds came at a life-cha…
 
The world of business has changed and many are out of work or wondering if they need to figure out a different way to work. Tom Antion has been making money on the Internet for over two decades creating products and websites from his hobbies and interests and other people's interests. As he says, the money keeps rolling in even while he is sleeping…
 
It feels like the world has gone a bit crazy. Chaos and change are rampant and leadership is missing in many levels of business. Well at least heartfelt leadership is missing. My guest today, Deb Boelkes, is a leading authority on teaching leaders how to be, or expand, as Heartfelt Leaders. You might be surprised at the definition of a heartfelt le…
 
Wayne Pernell has coached some of the top leaders in the business world today and one thing he has learned during his over three decade career is that change happens in life and in business. Those who succeed are the ones who have learned how to go deep inside and evaluate and re-evaluate what drives them. During this episode Wayne shares the quest…
 
I could start another show just on writing and marketing books. It is one of the most asked questions I get from listeners. There is no one way to do either but my guest today, Honoree Corder, is one of the most successful at helping her clients write and monetize their books. On this episode Honoree shares how to stick to a schedule and her daily …
 
Local business has taken a hit and many are out of work. How do you "think outside the box' in regards to offering your services online? Everyone has a skill that can benefit another yet how do you unlock your thinking to see that skill and then monetize it while still staying in service to those in need? The world has changed dramatically in the l…
 
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