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Wealth, Health, Mindset, and Relationships. These are the four cornerstones of happiness and success. Within each episode we share powerful thoughts and introduce you to influencers, thought leaders, and experts within these subjects. Become 365 driven and discover your true potential. Hosted by Tony Whatley, the "Side Hustle Millionaire", an active entrepreneur, business coach, best-selling author, and speaker.
 
Welcome to Awkward Silences by User Interviews, where we interview the people who interview people. Listen as we geek out on all things UX research, qualitative data, and the craft of understanding people to build better products and businesses. Hosted by Erin May and JH Forster, VPs of growth/marketing and product at User Interviews.
 
We're on a mission. We're going to find and uncover the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs on the planet. Explore their highs, their lows and how they ultimately mastered the game. I'm Martyn Cook and I'm excited to welcome you to the Smarter Destiny Podcast. I'm grateful for you and your time, now let's level up together.
 
Sponsor Paradynamix.com brings the Basement Billionaire Podcast is a program about entrepreneurs and creators who grind in their spare time to take ideas from their basement to the boardroom. The stories of those that have persevered to create the next big mobile app or movie. Those that have hustled to have their music desired by the masses or the tenacious interns that became influential executives in their industry. Basement Billionaire comes to you via audio and video streaming channels. ...
 
Darren Cabral is a Canadian entrepreneur, public speaker, real estate investor and the CEO of social media marketing agency Suits Social Inc. His goal is to reach 100-Million people and help them drive attention to their ideas and their business, and build the life they deserve in the process. It’s his belief that the biggest threat to your success is obscurity. No matter how great your idea, your vision, and your intentions, you can’t help anyone if nobody knows you exist. That’s why you ne ...
 
Jonathan Mitchell here, the founder & host of the Podcast Unleash Greatness, where I focus on the ultimate self and personal development tips, stories, and strategies to assist you unleash greatness in your life. We focus on subjects every week on one of the 4 squares of life: 1-physical and emotional health, 2-spiritual and financial wealth, 3-healthy friends, family, and love partner relationships, and 4-perfect self expression in career, side hustle, or business. We aim for several shows ...
 
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Chad Felderhoff and his brother Mitch are co-owners of Muenster Milling Company, a premium pet food manufacturer located in Muenster, Texas. Chad is a 4th generation owner of this family business, which was started in 1932. Throughout the decades this business has evolved from a flour mill to freeze dried meats, and from localized business focus in…
 
Alex Keyan is a serial entrepreneur with multiple 7 and 8 figures businesses to his name. He is the CEO and Founder of goPure, an amazing brand developing innovative skin care. Alex is a true marketing and ecommerce expert: his current venture is an 8-figure with a 50% repeat business rate, without doing subscriptions. Bullet points 00:37 - Intro 0…
 
Akemi Sue Fisher is known as "The Amazon Queen" because she has generated over $2 Billion in sales through Amazon. Her story didn't start with this hero result, however. She was a struggling single mom who hated her career, so she looked to selling things online to earn extra money. She discovered Amazon and simply put in the work to figure it out.…
 
Understanding your product from start to finish is easier said than done. The same goes for integrating research into every stage of a project. Danielle Smith found that she would often work on foundational projects for a product team, then move right along to the next thing, losing sight of the end-to-end experience. When she was tasked with build…
 
Marley Jaxx is a highly sought-after expert at building content and video marketing strategies. She helps people create strategically omnipresent video content that ranks on YouTube, Google, and social media platforms. Marley has worked with top-dogs like Daymond John, Cristy Code Red, Alex Charfen, Rachel Pedersen, and has shared stages with Gary …
 
Sebastien Vanderlinde is the co-founder & CEO of Yumi Nutrition, a multi 7-figure turnover ecommerce brand selling both online and offline. The Manchester-based company makes taking vitamins a more pleasurable experience by delivering key nutrition to their customers through gummy format, and has become one of the leading chewable vitamin companies…
 
Mike Malatesta is a successful entrepreneur that founded, scaled, and sold one of the largest environmental services companies in America. He's developed a mindset that is built on designing a life that is driven by Options, rather than Obligations. His goal is to create new opportunities, relationships and success stories as a result of doing the …
 
Kirk Cooper is the founder of Ecom Automation Gurus, which provides done-for-you Amazon automation businesses. Ecom Automation fully manages Amazon businesses for their clients, allowing them to have a passive income based business. The results really speak for how well Kirk knows how to do it: his personal store that does more than USD 600K a mont…
 
User research and anthropology have more in common that you may realize. Both involve studying the way people interact with their surroundings and make critical decisions, though anthropologists focus on the cultures and societies that shape behavior. This week on Awkward Silences, Erin and JH chatted with Vanessa Whatley—a Senior UX Researcher at …
 
Steve Sims is the Best-Selling Author of "BLUEFISHING - The Art of Making Things Happen”, a sought-after coach and a speaker who has given presentations at The Pentagon, and Harvard University. Quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, he's worked with Sir Elton John and Elon Musk, he's sent clients down to see the…
 
Cody Iverson is the CEO and co-founder of VisCap Media. After owning a number of ecommerce brands and businesses that generated multiple 7-figures in revenue across them, he's now doing it on the agency side. VisCap Media is an agency that specializes in creating high-converting direct response ads for D-to-C ecommerce brands. Bullet points 00:45 -…
 
"Nikki B" Bondura is a Correspondent for the Golf Channel and Founder of Nikki B Academy, a mentorship and coaching program for young female golfers. Nikki played on the women’s golf team at Sacramento State, where she discovered her desire to work on camera in the golf industry. After not receiving any opportunities to work in media or the golf in…
 
Intro James Corr is an entrepreneur focused on product development, marketing and optimization. While operating the successful growth consultancy OnlyGrowth, James worked with Shopify Plus merchants, and realized there had to be a better way for brands to build meaningful relationships with their customers. Passionate about helping them grow, James…
 
People are 22% more likely to remember something when it’s presented as a story, rather than a cut and dry fact. So if you’re struggling to get stakeholders to care about and utilize your research, storytelling can be the key to getting research to stick. This week on the podcast, Erin and JH chatted with Harrison Wheeler, UX Design Manager at Link…
 
Jake Kelfer is the bestselling author of Elevate Beyond and Elevate Your Network, a high-energy motivational speaker, and the founder of the Professional Basketball Combine which helps NBA draft prospects turn their dreams of playing pro basketball into their reality. He also coaches ambitious entrepreneurs to create incredibly impactful and profit…
 
Tony Grebmeier is a serial entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of ShipOffers, a products and fulfillment 8-figure company that specializes in helping entrepreneurs worldwide since 2001. Tony is also the creator of the Be Fulfilled brand, which empowers entrepreneurs with courses, journals, podcasts, and events to help them become more fulfil…
 
Martyn Cook is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded a software company, built multiple 7-figure Ecommerce brands, and co-founded a high-level digital entrepreneur mastermind that hosts luxury meet-ups around the world. He has spoken from stages around the world and still somehow found the time to self-publish two books. Martyn’s latest project,…
 
Alex Schlinsky is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker and an expert on culture. He is the CEO of Sky Social Media, a unique digital marketing firm that helps business owners and companies scale past seven figures by helping them implement systems and cultivate culture. His mission is to help entrepreneurs break free from the “Freelancer's Trap” and bec…
 
AI is becoming a part of everything we do. With voice-activated smart homes, ad targeting algorithms, and increasingly smart cars, AI is more and more a part of the fabric of daily life. But how do we make sure AI is built in a way that is user-friendly, unbiased, and ethically sound? That's where user research comes in. Erin and JH chatted with Ha…
 
Lauren Johnson holds the position of Mental Conditioning Coordinator for the New York Yankees, where she is responsible for aiding in the development of athletes and staff through education, application, and support. From the playing field to the boardroom, Lauren Johnson helps elite performers develop mental toughness so they can be their best, re…
 
Ian Nagy is a copywriter who mastered the art of creating amazing YouTube ads. He is the co-founder of Inceptly, a digital marketing agency that does done-for-you YouTube services for D2C brands and manages over 3 million US dollars a month on ad spend. After needing to do competitive research for their clients, they built VidTao, the free software…
 
Justin Breen is CEO of the PR firm BrEpic Communications and author of the No. 1 International Best-Selling Book, Epic Business. Justin is hard-wired to seek out and create viral, thought-provoking stories that the media craves. And he finds the best stories when he networks with visionary entrepreneurs and executives who understand the value of in…
 
Tony Whatley is a serial entrepreneur, a business mentor, speaker and best-selling author. He is best known as co-founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community which grew into the largest of its kind and sold for millions, only five years after starting. Tony is a strong advocate for building large online communities, and has built groups with…
 
It's time to take the next step in your research career, but is management right for you? Erin & JH chatted with Amber Davis, UXR Director at Audible, about her journey as a research manager, how to evaluate what you really want from your career, and who to talk to when you're ready to level up. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awkwar…
 
Trevor Cowley and Kale Goodman are former co-workers that became friends, and eventually business partners. They have gone on to build a couple 8-figure companies; Easier Accounting and 60 Day Credit Repair. Trevor and Kale also co-host an awesome entrepreneurship podcast, titled "Real Business Owners". You can find them on Instagram at @realbusine…
 
Umar Qamar is an experienced entrepreneur and sales director with a history of working in the apparel and fashion industry. He is the founder of Elo, an 8-figure brand that sells sustainably in the ecommerce space, and one of Pakistan's most successful ecommerce stores. Bullet points 00:53 - Intro 03:33 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 07…
 
Kevin Harrington is one of the original Sharks of ABC’s hit television show, Shark Tank. He’s often coined as “The Inventor of the Infomercial”, and has been involved in the launch of over 500 products which have generated over 5 Billion dollars in global sales. He’s also a serial entrepreneur, and has launched 20 companies that have each surpassed…
 
Kimanzi Constable is a former delivery driver turned writer. He is a best-selling author, international speaker and a life and business coach. Kimanzi is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox News, Mind Body Green, Success Magazine and more, and an editor at The Good Men Project. He teaches his students how to be…
 
Looking to add a new research method to your stack? Diary studies are a great way to get to know what your users are thinking in context, plus they can be run remotely! We chatted with Tony Turner, Lead UX Researcher at Progressive Insurance, about how his team uses diary studies to build out better customer experiences. He offered some tips on sca…
 
Dr. Lindsey Elmore is a pharmacist and founder of Rasayana Yoga. She's a natural wellness expert, vegan cook, yogi, podcast host, and business strategy coach. She is the author of Essentials: 75 Answers to Common Questions about Essential Oils and Supplements, and the Clean Slate Cleanse Cookbook and Workbook series. She has also been featured on n…
 
Frederick Light is the founder and Chief Executive Officer at BodyRock, the famous home workout movement with nearly 3 million fans on Facebook, nearly 1 million on YouTube, over 250 thousand Instagram followers and 1.5 billion videos views. Since its start in 2008, BodyRock has helped hundreds of thousands of people achieve their health and fitnes…
 
Robert A. Grigore is a world-class Mental Health Expert. He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved EMDR Consultant, Published EMDR Author, and the Owner & CEO of Grigore Counselling. Robert has dedicated his practice to helping leaders and professionals in business, entertainment, and athletics to eliminate their d…
 
Josh Cary is the Co-Founder of PodMAX, a live podcast industry event, and a professional podcast host of two shows with more than 200 combined episodes. Prior to putting his message out into the world, he struggled for over 40 years by avoiding potential criticism and confrontation. He credits his two young adoring children for his ability to look …
 
Adil Amarsi is the copywriter hired by the top companies looking to create powerful, emotional, and persuasive messages. Since 2008 his efforts have brought in over $700 million in sales for his clients selling their products and services. Using his ability, Abil has managed to live his best life while helping people, companies, celebrities in diff…
 
Michelle Perry is Founder of Successful Diligence, a self development company that provides Empowerment Coaching, a podcast, an online school, and educational webinars. Michelle's expertise in Life Empowerment Coaching was forged over a 20+ year career as a clinical social worker. Michelle's formal education, combined with a life of victory over tr…
 
This week on the podcast, Erin and JH chatted with Randy Duke, Senior Research & Design Strategist at Cantina. They covered a topic that's on many people's minds right now, systemic racism and inequality, and how UX research can have a positive (or negative) impact on these systems. Randy talked with us about UXR's role in all this, how we can work…
 
Jay Scherr is Owner of J. Scott Consulting Services, has loved all things business since he can remember. He had a successful 30+ year corporate career before deciding to start his own coaching and consulting business devoted to helping other companies improve performance. Jay is a husband and father, a speaker, the host of Business Minds Coffee Ch…
 
Tiffany Toombs is a mindset performance coach and keynote speaker devoted to helping people get out of their own way. Tiffany works with entrepreneurs who want to realize their true potential by helping them optimize their mindset to overcome self sabotage, fear and self doubt. She also assists organizations increase employee engagement, productivi…
 
Kris Lovin is Founder and CEO of 1oh1 Exclusive, a men's personal growth and clothing company that is focused on helping men look, feel, and be their best. After struggling through addiction, self-hatred, divorce, and being borderline-suicidal, he has made it his mission to help others gain the tools they need to climb out of the darkness and towar…
 
David Wolfe is the CEO and Founder of Olivers, a high-quality men's activewear brand focused on the essentials. The brand started 6 years ago from a Kickstarter campaign which was at the time one of the 5 top-performing campaigns in the apparel category, and this 8-figure brand has been featured all over the place since. Find out David’s journey to…
 
Chris Meade is an entrepreneur, inventor and the co-founder of CROSSNET, the world’s first four-way volleyball game. Chris and his friends designed and patented the game, which is easy to access and easy to understand. In just three years, the company sold 8-figures worth of products, built retail relationships with some of the world's largest stor…
 
Jason Feifer is Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur magazine and host of three podcasts; Pessimists Archive, Problem Solvers, and Hush Money. In this episode we discuss how to evolve within our career, even when we feel discomfort and self-doubt. Jason shares his thought process on becoming an industry thought leader within entrepreneurship. We discuss…
 
Ryan Michler is the host of top-rated podcast "Order of Man" and an Iraq War combat veteran. Ryan built a massive movement to help men find success in relationships, fitness, mindset, and business. In this episode, we discuss how discipline, consistency, and sometimes even struggle, help us to become successful. We discuss why being bold with your …
 
Florian Mueck is a world-class public speaker, trainer and author of 5 books. Before he started his rhetorical journey, he worked as a consultant and business development manager for almost a decade. After public speaking became his greatest passion, Florian has dedicated himself to helping companies and individuals boost their charisma by teaching…
 
Jeremy Ryan Slate takes over the microphone and interviews Tony Whatley in this special episode. This episode is 1 of 2 parts; You'll find the other episode on Jeremy's podcast "Create Your Own Life", where Tony interviews Jeremy on his show. We both hope you enjoy these feature episodes! Reach out and let us know if discovered us from the other sh…
 
We've been more and more curious about how user research can be used by more than just researchers. This week, Erin and JH chatted with Jon MacDonald, founder of The Good, about how marketers can use research to improve conversion rates. He talked about what conversion rate optimization really is, how to get stakeholders to see the value of researc…
 
Burton Hughes is a former Mr Ohio in body building, also a carries a designation as an IFBB Pro in Men's Physique while being featured in/on Magazines, book covers and other forms of Modeling/acting over the years. His competitive spirit and discipline led him to later become highly successful in business, as well. Burton has over 18 years of Sales…
 
Tom Wang is a serial e-commerce entrepreneur who likes to "Scale the unscalable". After launching his first Amazon product in 2017, Tom was able to quit his 9-to-5 job that same year, and has built and scaled two 7-figures businesses since. Bullet points 00:36 - Intro 03:00 - The beginning as an entrepreneur 07:10 - Starting an Amazon business 09:0…
 
Brad Modrich is a sales and leadership trainer, coach and business consultant. But, those titles weren't always what described him. After heading down the wrong side of the law in his 20's and serving time, he turned his life around. His grit, work ethic, and determination led to over 18 years as an executive with a national health club chain. Now …
 
Tom Merrick is a CHEK Exercise Coach and CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach with over 5 years of experience training which has consisted of everything from endurance and cardio to bodybuilding and powerlifting. Tom is passionate about the bodyweight movement and has over 470 K subscribers on YouTube, where he teaches how to be more flexible. Tom’s purpo…
 
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