June 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28392.mp3  Jared Kleinert- CEO and Co-Author of  2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World Jared Kleinert is the co-founder and co-author of 2 Billion Under 20 and Founder of Kleinert Ventures. Jared was an early team member at enterprise software start-up 15Five and edtech start-up Learnist. At 17, he was named the "Definition of Social Entrepreneur" on Forbes, and has since appeared in Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, and other media outlets. Jared has spoken on TEDx stages and has shared the stage with various thought leaders including Kevin Harrington, Les Brown, Charlie Hoehn, and even Pitbull. The topics he covers vary from Millennial empowerment, youth entrepreneurship, community-building, to much more. Kleinert Ventures has developed solutions for everyone from #1 NYT Bestselling authors to Olympians, founders of billion dollar brands, and various Fortune 500 companies.  His book, 2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World, tells the stories of various inspiring young people and their accomplishments, from YouTube stars to Olympic gymnasts. He was also one of the winners of Lean Startup Machine Miami in 2012.   Robert Jansen - CEO of TekStream Robert Jansen leads daily business operations and oversees the development and execution at TekStream. Rob has been in the information technology sector for nearly 15 years providing leadership, consulting and implementation services to leading Fortune 1000 clients. Prior to founding TekStream, Rob was Vice President of Sales for Enterpulse at Idhasoft and responsible for forging and managing the strategic alliances of the company, including Oracle. In addition, Rob was responsible for managing and maintaining the company’s sales forecast and serving on an executive team to manage the company’s strategic decisions for sales growth, resource investments, and operational strategy including the profit and loss report. In this capacity, Rob’s leadership allowed Idhasoft to grow revenues over 220% from 2009-2010 and increased profitability to allow for the continued investment in people, systems and processes to support the organization’s growth. Rob has worked with startup, regional and global companies including the American Cancer Society, ExxonMobil and Proctor and Gamble. In addition, Rob was part of the Management Consulting practice of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he helped global organizations design and develop Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions using SAP.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28385.mp3 James Rosseau Sr. - President of LegalShield Solutions and Author of Success on Your Own Terms: 6 Promises to Fire Up Your Passion, Ignite Your Career, and Create an Amazing Life   [caption id="attachment_8757" align="alignright" width="180"] James Rosseau[/caption] James Rosseau has held very senior leadership positions with AllState and JPMorgan Chase. He became President of LegalShield about a year ago and was on the show then. We asked him back to get an update and learn how LegalShield can be a great entrepreneurial path. LegalShield is an unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to easily get into a business of their own. James also published a book that shows the six actions you need to ignite your career. We are excited to have James back on the show!      Susan Akbarpour - Founder & President at Mavatar [caption id="attachment_13185" align="alignright" width="168"] Susan Akbarpour[/caption] Susan Akbarpour founded Mavatar in 2010 and now leads Mavatar's product, business strategy, user experience and consumer insights. Mavatar is a platform for smart shopping and shoppable content publishing with which users can save and make money, shopping. Susan has 20 years of hands-on experience in building successful and innovative businesses in media, management consulting and investment. She was CEO and founder of Teksia, Inc. and focused on creating entrepreneurship initiatives and organizing technology conference & networking events. She also organized and masterminded the internationally recognized ITF conference and trade show. As the CEO of Linkore, she was in charge of providing venture catalyst services to over 50 start-ups. Susan has been a speaker at various conferences and is frequently featured by mainstream media such as San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury, San Jose Business Journal, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, and in U.S. Department of State publications. She won the 2014 PitchIT!, was a finalist at the 2013 Women 2.0 PITCH SF Startup Competition, won the 2013 Audience Award (best pitch) SF Hottest Startup Tech Cocktail, won the 2004 Business Journal Influential Women in Business Award, and won the 2003 New California Media’s Community Builder Award.   Rosemary O'Brien - Owner of Veteran Stories and Author of BEST Pocket Parks of NYC [caption id="attachment_13279" align="alignright" width="250"] Rosemary_O'Brien[/caption] Rosemary O'Brien is owner of Veteran's Stories, a new service of Pocket Parks Publishing. They will write a veteran's memories to create a paperback book to pass down to families so history will not be lost. She formed Pocket Parks to publish guides to small parks and public spaces around the U.S., in London and other cities. BEST Pocket Parks of NYC was published in January 2014 as the first guide to those little green spaces in between buildings or at the end of a city block. Her writing career includes three books and covers nonfiction, novels and journalism, offering nearly two decades of rich experience and sound knowledge in direct marketing, interactive media, search engine optimization (SEO) principles and event planning. Rosemary attended the 2013 Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans' Families at Florida State University and the 2014 NYC class VWISE (Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship).   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28371.mp3 Jay Samit - "Coolest Job," Video on Demand Creator and Author of Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation Jay Samit has been described by Wired magazine as "having the coolest job in the industry." He is a leading technology innovator who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, sold companies to Fortune 500 firms, taken companies public, and partnered with some of the world's biggest brands, including Coca Cola, McDonald's, General Motors, United Airlines, Microsoft, Apple, Verizon, and Facebook. Samit is CEO of SeaChange International, a leading global multi-screen video software company. A technology innovator and entrepreneur, he was a senior advisor to LinkedIn and was appointed to the White House initiative for education and technology by President Bill Clinton. Samit is the host of the Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year series. Samit helped grow pre-IPO companies such as Linkedin, held senior management roles at Sony and Universal Studios, pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile video, internet advertising, ecommerce, social networks, ebooks, and digital music that are used by billions of consumers every day. An adjunct professor at USC, Samit teaches innovation at America's largest engineering school and is author of Disrupt Yourself: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation. He frequently appears on ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NBC and tweets daily motivation to the over 100,000 business professionals who follow him on Twitter. An expert on transformational corporate change, Samit has been quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, Businessweek, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Fast Company and TechCrunch. He was awarded with the Leonardo Da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award. Stuart Bracken - CEO of Bioscape Digital and President of Goizueta Alumni Entrepreneur Network Stuart Bracken is the CEO of Bioscape Digital which provides patient focused educational content to partners within the healthcare ecosystem. A successful entrepreneur, Stuart’s career to date includes co-founding three separate companies. His experience includes expertise in Mobile, SaaS, and License models. Stuart holds a Bachelors Degree in Business and Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting from Wake Forest University, as well as an MBA from The Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He is currently the president of The Goizueta Business School Alumni Entrepreneur Network (GAEN) which was founded to foster and inspire the Goizueta Business School alumni entrepreneurial community. He is also currently a mentor at Flashpoint Startup Accelerator, a startup accelerator program at Georgia Tech which provides entrepreneurial education, shared learning, and a competitive, accelerated environment for business model and technology development. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28365.mp3 Jason Treu - Business Coach at BeExtraordinary, Networking & Persuasion Expert and Author of Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network [caption id="attachment_13144" align="alignright" width="189"] Jason Treu[/caption] Jason Treu is a business coach that specializes in social engineering (human behavior), networking, influence with vulnerability and persuasion through authenticity and truth. He works with executives, entrepreneurs and experts helping them get known, stand out, and build the key relationships to create the life they are passionate about. Jason also helps them understand their purpose and vision so they can take the next step in their business with certainty to create more success then they ever have before. He also is a speaker, frequent contributor in the media, and an author of two best selling books. He has a law degree, along with a master's degree in communications and has been blessed to have thousands of extraordinary people in his life. While at HP, Jason won the Award for "Outstanding Employee."   Lynette Lovelace - Creator & CEO at Lifetherapy [caption id="attachment_13173" align="alignright" width="180"] Lynette Lovelace[/caption] Lynette Lovelace's mission is to encourage the lifestyle of a positive mind. With her brand, Lifetherapy, she created a collection of beauty and accessories that enhance your mood! The brand was born out of an incredibly challenging time that her family went through where she learned how vital positive thinking is. She says, "There is so much power in the senses and I want people to understand the correlation of using them in simple daily ways to choose your mood." Combining her 19 years of retail experience and a passion for product development, lead her to develop her own lifestyle brand.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28360.mp3 Kevin Johnson- CEO of Johnson Media Inc. and Bestselling  Author of  The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs [caption id="attachment_13155" align="alignright" width="211"] Kevin Johnson[/caption] Kevin D. Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Media Inc., has several years of experience leading his award-winning company as a successful marketing and communications firm. It serves many of the most notable Fortune 100 businesses today. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, Oprah Radio, and in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. Recently, Johnson Media Inc. was awarded two 2015 Telly Awards. With nearly 13,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Telly Awards honors the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. In October of 2014, the company was also awarded a 2014 International Davey Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts today. With nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide. He also supports non-profits and enjoys doing community service as a volunteer for the East Lake Foundation, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Economic Empowerment Initiative, Latin American Association, and Boys & Girls Club of America.   Kenzie Biggins - CEO and Founder of Uniquely Virtual  [caption id="attachment_13146" align="alignright" width="300"] Kenzie Biggins[/caption] Kenzie Biggins founded Uniquely Virtual in June of 2013. Uniquely Virtual is a tech-enabled service company on a mission to revolutionize administrative support for businesses of all sizes by utilizing a SaaS platform to provide the best service. She is doing this all with a uniquely scalable model, so businesses of any size can get the support they need to increase their productivity. Before starting Uniquely Virtual, Kenzie held various leadership positions with multiple Fortune 500 Companies, including Target and Bank of America. With each company, she quickly developed a reputation as a trusted business partner in talent strategy, brand management, and operational excellence. Kenzie holds a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from Florida State University and her M.A. in Luxury and Fashion Management from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her educational background has allowed her to accelerate in branding and creative solutions. Kenzie demonstrates her professional and community commitment in many ways. She serves as a member of Atlanta’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Vestry and was selected as a member of The Vestry. She serves on the board of directors for The Training and Counseling Center and ArtsATL and as an advisory board member for Neil Asks. Additionally, she is a member of the Dogwood City Chapter, The Links, Inc. and serves as the elected corresponding secretary.   Anne Wilson - Owner of Camelback Coaching and Author of Hover: A Novel [caption id="attachment_13207" align="alignright" width="137"] Anne Wilson[/caption] Anne Wilson and her husband currently own Camelback Coaching, a triathlon coaching company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. They write online training plans for swimmers, cyclists, and runners, in addition to providing technique coaching for the swim, bike, and run disciplines. Her book, Hover: A Novel, was published on June 2nd, 2015, and follows the story of a woman, Sara Denning, in the U.S. Navy. Anne was a U.S. Navy helicopter pilot for almost 9 years after having studied at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Naval Helicopter Association named Anne and her crew Helicopter Aircrew of the Year, an award given for search and rescue. Some of the fictional events in the book are even based on her actual experiences out at sea and from the journals she kept from that part of her life. After having been a helicopter pilot, Wilson worked as an Operations Manager at Intel Corporation for three years. Her current business, Camelback Coaching, is now in its twelfth year of operation.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28358.mp3 K.P. Reddy - Serial Entrepreneur, CEO of SoftWear Automation and Author of  BIM for Building Owners and Developers: Making a Business Case for Using BIM on Projects [caption id="attachment_13111" align="alignright" width="210"] K.P. Reddy[/caption] K.P. Reddy is a Startup Catalyst, helping organizations accelerate through coaching and programs such as Startup Weekend, Customer Discovery Classes, Accelerators and Hackathons. These can range from one day to six week cohorts, depending on the needs and timeline. Corporate clients like CocaCola, Cox Communications and ATDC (one of the top Startup accelerators in the country) have run his programs and benefited from his coaching. In 2012, K.P. published BIM for Building Owners and Developers, a book on the adoption of advanced technology in the infrastructure space. He is highly sought after due to his candid counsel to both startups and Fortune 1000 companies alike, and he has spoken to IBM, Coca-Cola, UPS, Cox Communications, Autodesk, Harvard, Georgia Institute of Technology, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Emory, and San Jose State. Innovative and witty, K.P. speaks to leaders with intriguing topics such as: Your Culture Sucks Because You Suck, Why Big Companies Can’t Innovate, Disruption Is Not A Marketing Campaign, Why You’re Not a CEO, Yet… and Why Every Recent Grad Should Work at a Startup. Watch show guest Bishop Rodney Sampson interview K.P. below...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28352.mp3 Michael Drew - Promoted over 80 Books to New York Times Best-Sellers List and Author of Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future [caption id="attachment_13102" align="alignright" width="183"] Michael Drew[/caption] Michael Drew is the founder and CEO of Promote A Book, Co-founder of Beneath The Cover, Co-Author of "Pendulum," and a book marketing expert. He has also promoted well over 80 books to New York Best-Sellers list! Michael's specialty has been marketing authors and their work, through Promote a Book, the company he founded. His purpose is to help others find their voice, and to share that voice. He also helps business owners achieve better results with their marketing. Michael and team help business owners with a platform reach more people and communicate more effectively. Michael has also helped hundreds of authors hone their message and strengthen their voice, and in this process, over the course of more than a decade, he has launched over 80 books onto national bestseller lists. Some include: T. Harv Eker - author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, Jordan Rubin - The Maker's Diet, Rich Christiansen - The Zig Zag Principle, and Ivan Misner - Masters of Networking. He truly does understand how to get things noticed, how to get messages heard, and how to market to the marketplace.   Sumant Pendharkar - Founder & Executive Director at K12 Counts and Author of Raising Yourself : Making the Right Choices [caption id="attachment_13105" align="alignright" width="180"] Sumant Pendharkar[/caption] Born in India, Sumant S. Pendharkar has lived in the United States since 1985. As a hiring manager in the computer industry for over twelve years, he noticed that many of the choices his associates had made as teenagers were catching up with them. An accomplished author of technical books, Sumant turned his attention towards how to help children make effective choices which would increase their chances of success and better prepare them to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive global marketplace.  With the publication of two well-received and organizationally endorsed books for teens, he became increasingly involved as a public speaker in local communities and a frequent TV and radio guest. K12 Counts is the next chapter in his journey to provide the children of his adopted country the tools they need to make themselves successful. He won the Family Choice Award for 2006, the Seal of Approval from the National Parenting Center, and the Best Teen Book by Radicalparenting.com.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28338.mp3 Shane Lyle - Co-Founder and President of Strathmore Flooring and Cabinets  [caption id="attachment_13080" align="alignright" width="210"] Strathmore Flooring[/caption] Shane Lyle is the co-founder and President of Strathmore Floors, a full service flooring and cabinet supplier serving Atlanta, North and Southwest Georgia, Nashville, and North and South Carolina. They offer products in every flooring category, cabinets, counter-tops, carpet cleaning and design services. Strathmore has locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville. Strathmore also owns Kirkland's in Nashville, Tennessee - a company with a thirty year history that is a full service flooring and cabinet design center. Strathmore has won several awards such as 2011 Ashton Woods Homes Trade Partner Award, 2011 Ashton Woods Homes Service Excellence Award, 2009 Ashton Woods Homes Service Excellence Award, Trade Partner of the Year Awards. Ashton Woods Homes was the #1 Rated J.D. Power Home Builder in Atlanta and Strathmore was recognized as their top Trade partner several years.    Dr. Chris Hermann - Founder and CEO of Clean Hands, Safe Hands [caption id="attachment_13084" align="alignright" width="192"] Chris Hermann[/caption] Dr. Chris Hermann is the founder and CEO of a new and innovative company, Clean Hands Safe Hands. Clean Hands Safe Hands is a wireless hand hygiene monitoring system for hospitals. Clean Hands Safe Hands’ device improves and monitors hand sanitizer compliance among healthcare providers with an audio recording reminder and compliance-tracking feature. It provides a low cost and highly customizable solution to the hand hygiene compliance problem that otherwise might result in infections and the spread of disease. Clean Hands Safe Hands has the potential to reduce the costs associated with both treating hospital acquired infections (HAI) and compliance monitoring required for accreditation bodies. Dr. Chris Hermann holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering, MS in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Bioengineering all from Georgia Tech. He has also close to completing his MD from Emory University.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28336.mp3 BB Webb - Owner of Carl House and Author of Build Your Business: BB Webb’s “Notes From the Highwire!" [caption id="attachment_13007" align="alignright" width="211"] BB Webb[/caption] BB Webb is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and media personality. In twelve years, she has grown her award winning Carl House venue into one of the leading event venues in the Southeast, producing over 100 unique weddings and special events a year. In 2014, BB published her first full book, Build Your Business: BB Webb’s “Notes From the Highwire!” She is the creator and former host of the successful cable access television program "Living Life with Style." With a background in theatre, BB holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in performance from Marlboro College and a graduate degree from The Ohio State University. Popular with business groups, entrepreneurs, women, college students and professionals within her industry, BB is a sought after and charismatic speaker. Fearless and inspired to make a difference, BB leads others to pursue excellence with passion and to embrace adversity as a necessary catalyst for positive change!   Jeff Sauro - Owner at Measuring Usability LLC and Author of Customer Analytics for Dummies [caption id="attachment_13008" align="alignright" width="229"] Jeff Sauro[/caption] Jeff Sauro is a Principal at MeasuringU, a quantitative research firm based in Denver, Colorado. It focuses on the statistical analysis of human behavior and quantifying the user experience. Since 2004, they've been helping clients answer questions such as how usable is an application, what is the probability a user will purchase a product, how large of a sample size do we need, or which design is preferred. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver and has worked for Intuit and Oracle. He has published five books, most recently "Customer Analytics for Dummies."   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28332.mp3 Robert Rose - Content Marketing Strategist and Author of Experiences: The 7th Era of Marketing Robert Rose is an author, speaker, and marketing strategist. His passion is to help marketers become stellar storytellers. Robert currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Content Marketing Institute and is also a Senior Contributing Analyst for the Digital Clarity Group. He's worked directly with companies like Dell, SAP, Staples, Petco, KPMG, 3M, Adobe and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - helping all of them with developing smart and creative content marketing strategies. Together with Joe Pulizzi, Robert wrote the book "Managing Content Marketing," which spent two weeks as the number one Marketing book on Amazon. Robert is also a featured writer and speaker at technology and marketing events around the world.   Andre Angel - Founder & CEO at TangoTab   [caption id="attachment_12999" align="alignright" width="216"] Andre Angel[/caption] Andre Angel has started 13 companies! He is the Founder and CEO of TangoTab, a charity that is working to end hunger and feed those who can't feed themselves. TangoTab donates a portion of the proceeds when others dine out directly to a local hunger-related charity. It is a simple contribution model that allows everyone to make an impact. As more people share and use the app to get reservations, TangoTab's contribution to the cause increases. TangoTab works with food banks, pantries, shelters, health, wellness and sustainability groups across the country to distribute food and support nutritional needs.  Prior to TangoTab, Andre was the Co-founder and Chairman of WorkMeter, Co-founder of Servoyant, and also the Co-founder, President & CEO at NTRglobal America.   ...