December 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29100.mp3 Mark Siebert - CEO and Founder of iFranchise Group [caption id="attachment_15825" align="alignright" width="210"] Mark Siebert[/caption] Mark Siebert is the nation's premier franchise consultant. His firm provides overall assessments of franchise feasibility. His team of 27 franchise consultants, with 500 years of experience, have provided franchise consulting services to 98 of the top 200 franchise companies listed in the Franchise Times magazine and regularly help businesses understand how to franchise more effectively. They have run 22 "brand name" franchisors as either CEO, COO, President, EVP or SVP of Franchising. The iFranchise Group is a franchise development and consulting firm that provides a variety of services to start-up franchisors, established franchisors, and companies exploring the feasibility of franchising or other alternate channels of distribution. Mark has worked with 1-800-FLOWERS, Ace Hardware, Anheuser Bush, Applebee's, Athlete’s Foot, Benihana, Berlitz, Bikram, Blockbuster, Bridgestone/Firestone, BP, and that is just the A's and B's!   J.P. Hansen  - BlissList Founder and President at J.P. Hansen Life Coaching Services and CEO of Hansen Executive Search  [caption id="attachment_15828" align="alignright" width="101"] J.P. Hansen[/caption] J.P.Hansen ascended corporate ladders at blue-chip companies like Nestle, Bristol-Myers Squibb, SC Johnson Wax, and ConAgra. But in 1994, he deiced to follow his passion and founded Hansen Executive Search, Inc., and is currently its President. Though the corporation has billed millions of dollars, he is most proud of the fact that he has helped thousands of people find bliss in their dream jobs. In his book "Find Your Bliss" (a bestselling and award-winning book), J.P. draws from his successful life-coaching business to provide insight that empowers you to recognize your limitations, then break free of them. "Find Your Bliss" will help you identify barriers to happiness, then provide proven techniques to recognize and overcome resistance. In addition to real-life examples, the book introduces the author's Six Spokes of Bliss and Ten Steps to Break Free. The book was even excerpted in Reader's Digest in June 2013!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29094.mp3 Jason Oman - Founder of Success Resources and Author of Conversations with Millionaires: What Millionaires Do to Get Rich, That You Never Learned About in School! [caption id="attachment_15819" align="alignright" width="198"] Jason Oman[/caption] Jason Oman works to makes others successful by sharing secret steps to success. He learned the success secrets from executing several projects with and spending time with many different self-made millionaires. In the late 90's, Jason was a Featured TV Success Story on a TV show with various millionaires. He took this information and wrote his first book 'Conversations with Millionaires' which became a #1 Best-Seller. He followed up with the 'Millionaire Money Formula' and 'Conversations with Female Millionaires.' His latest project helps people create multiple streams of income working from home and shows how home business entrepreneurs are finding more ways to make money and become successful.   Todd Putman - Author of Be More: Find your truth, tell your story, and get what you want out of life. [caption id="attachment_15823" align="alignright" width="205"] Todd Putnam[/caption] Todd Putman is a consumer strategist at heart and advocate for mission-driven organizations that deliver societal benefit. Todd serves as General Manager for the Garden Fresh strategic business unit within Campbell Soup Company. Previously, Todd was the Chief Commercial Officer of Bolthouse Farms, where the mission is to Inspire the Fresh Revolution. Todd recently served as an architect of "TeamFNV," a brand collaboration focused on increasing consumption and sales of fruits and vegetables among teens and moms. He also was deeply involved in "Eat Brighter," created to encourage children to make the choice to eat more fruits and vegetables. Both partnerships included the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative and the Produce Marketing Association, among others. Todd has over 30 years of experience in general management, marketing, and innovation with powerhouse brands like Procter & Gamble, The Walt Disney Company, and The Coca-Cola Company.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29084.mp3 Teri Llach - Chief Marketing Officer at Blackhawk Network about the StockPile Gift Cards [caption id="attachment_15801" align="alignright" width="210"] Teri Llach[/caption] Teri Llach is Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of Blackhawk Network with more than 25 years of brand management and general management expertise. In her role at Blackhawk, Llach leads corporate marketing and brand communication efforts for the company. Her responsibilities span public relations, advertising, promotions, social media, business intelligence, research and product marketing. Prior to joining Blackhawk Network, Llach was vice president of marketing for The Learning Company, an educational software company and held marketing positions in Intuit and the Clorox Company.   Rachel Olsen - Must Have Christmas Gifts from #1 Best Selling Author of Shark Tank MOMpreneurs Take A Bite Out of Publicity: How 5 Inventors Leveraged Media to Build Their Business and how YOU can too, Media Consultant for Entrepreneurs and Founder of Best Mom Products [caption id="attachment_15382" align="alignright" width="211"] Rachel Olsen[/caption] Rachel Olsen is Founder of Best Mom Products and THE media strategist for Mom Entrepreneurs. Her #1 Amazon best-selling book tells all entrepreneurs how to get great, free PR to grow their businesses. Best Mom Products is a digital media consulting firm where mom entrepreneurs share their start-up story and learn how to get the media buzz they deserve to generate more sales. Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank called a her book a “must-read." Rachel is also the Co-Founder of GetApplr.com, where you can easily discover your friends’ favorite apps, why they recommend them and share yours too. Her Best Mom Products show and podcast were featured as iTunes "New & Noteworthy" and she has appeared on ABC News, Better Homes + Garden, Tech Cocktail, Huffington Post, Women 2.0, and Millionaire Girls Movement. Today,she shares her list of must have Christmas gifts!   Dr. Margaret Wilson - Safe Travel Guru and Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare Global [caption id="attachment_15808" align="alignright" width="210"] Dr. Margaret Wilson[/caption] Dr. Margaret Wilson joined UnitedHealthcare in 2008, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the health care field. Her experience includes internal and geriatric medicine, health care quality management and clinical/medical teaching. She has earned various honors for her work, including for promoting cultural diversity in medical education, and has published more than 70 articles in medical journals and textbooks. Dr. Wilson also loves to travel, making her incredibly passionate about her topic, safe travel.               ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29076.mp3 Graham Hancock - Author of Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilization [caption id="attachment_15744" align="alignright" width="250"] Graham Hancock[/caption] Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller "Fingerprints of the Gods" remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Graham returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light. In the early 1980's, he was the East Africa correspondent for The Economist, writing about wars, politics, and economics. But in 1983, he made his first visit to Axum in northern Ethiopia, then in the midst of a war zone, and found himself in the presence of an ancient monk outside a little chapel in the grounds of the cathedral of Saint Mary of Zion. The monk told him that the chapel was the sanctuary of the Ark of the Covenant and that he was the guardian of the Ark, the most sacred relic of the Bible, supposedly lost since Old Testament times. What he said seemed ludicrous, but for some reason, it intrigued Graham. In 1992, he published "The Sign and the Seal: A Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant," his first full-fledged investigation of a historical mystery. In 1995, the publication of "Fingerprints of the Gods" looked specifically into the mysteries of the Great Sphinx of Giza and why many ancient sites in all parts of the globe replicate the patterns of constellations on the ground and are aligned to important celestial events. His new book, "Magicians of the Gods," presents all the new evidence that has emerged since 1995 for a great lost civilization of prehistoric antiquity and for the global cataclysm that destroyed that civilization almost 13,000 years ago. His TED talk "The War on Consciousness" was deleted from the TED YouTube channel on grounds that TED itself later admitted to be spurious. TED, however, refused to restore the talk to its YouTube channel resulting in dozens of pirate uploads all over the internet that have now registered well over a million views.   This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Nineteen. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?" Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" Chapter Sixteen, "So, Who's the CEO of this Business?" Chapter Seventeen, "I'll Take 40% of This Business" Chapter Eighteen, "Hail, the Conquering Heroes!" and now Chapter Nineteen, "So, We All Vote Yes?" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29069.mp3   [caption id="attachment_6038" align="alignright" width="200"] John Chisholm[/caption] John Chisholm -  Venture Capitalist, Forbes Contributor and Author of Unleash Your Inner Company: Use Passion and Perseverance to Build Your Ideal Business John Chisholm has started and run business for thirty years. Two business he started were acquired by brand name big boys, Confirmit and Google. John advises and invests in passionate entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place and he helps create markets conductive to entrepreneurship worldwide. He sits on too many boards to name at Stanford, MIT, Networking for Teaching Entrepreneurship, the Thiel Foundation, and more. He holds two patents and was named DEMO God at DEMO 99.  He has consulted for GE, HP, and Xerox, and is the President of the MIT Worldwide Alumni association. His new book argues that every person can find a business that excites their inner passion and that can be scaled.  Great stuff.       Luis Congdon - Podcast Guru and Founder of  The Podcasters Secret Weapon  [caption id="attachment_15775" align="alignright" width="190"] Luis Congdon[/caption] Luis Congdon began his journey in the online world 10 months ago, and since then he has launched two podcasts, been sponsored by various companies to podcast, grown his business to generate over $25,000 in monthly revenue (take home) and he has utilized podcasting as a way to joint venture, grow affiliate partners, and network with the biggest names in the online and offline world. If you want to create, grow and monetize a podcast as well as network like a pro, meet industry leaders, and make money online, then Luis is someone you should listen to.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29065.mp3 Brian "Iron Ed" Hiner - Navy Seal Trainer and Author of First, Fast, Fearless: How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL [caption id="attachment_15735" align="alignright" width="183"] Ed Hiner[/caption] Ed Hiner is a hero of the Global War on Terror. During his 20-year career as a Navy SEAL on five continents, he made nine major deployments, half of which were combat tours.  Twice awarded the Bronze Star with “V” for valor and combat leadership, Iron Ed commanded literally hundreds of combat missions and low visibility operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Southeast Asia and Central America. In high school, he was voted by the Roanoke Times and World News as the Virginia baseball player of the year. In college, he competed twice in the College World Series. During a holiday break from college, Ed spent a day helping out a Navy wife who was being forced from her house.  On a trip to her storage unit, Ed happened to meet an active duty Navy SEAL.  The SEAL volunteered to help and the ensuing daylong conversation motivated Ed who hitchhiked back to Richmond, went straight to the U.S. Navy recruiter, and enlisted. He was picked to attend Officer Candidate School where he earned his commission as a distinguished honor graduate and class president. Shortly after 9/11, Ed was selected to integrate directly into the elite British Special Boat Service, where he served as Executive Officer and Task Force Black team member during the height of the Iraq War.  For his efforts, Ed was specially promoted to Lieutenant Commander and given command of his own SEAL Task Unit, which deployed to Ramadi. This was the first time in the history of the SEAL Teams that a Lieutenant was spot-promoted to Lieutenant Commander for the express purpose of leading a specific combat deployment. Throughout his career, Ed felt a duty to continually pass along what he had learned.  In addition to his combat tours, Ed led all instructors, managed all training for west coast SEAL Teams, and was in charge of all SEAL basic and advanced training.    Erin Mahoney - Founder of B3 Training Inc and Girl Power Go [caption id="attachment_15732" align="alignright" width="170"] Erin Mahoney[/caption] Erin has over 29 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. After serving in the Air Force as a medic, Erin found a way to combine her healthcare background with her passion for fitness. She has held specialized certifications in yoga and kickboxing, and has studied meditation, relaxation and stress reduction at the Center of Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center. Erin is the founder and creator of Girl Power Go which is an empowerment program for girls. This program was designed to get girls ages 7 to 14 excited about being strong, self-confident, independent and healthy. Erin saw a need for this important and relevant program and created unique programs that give girls the tools they need to make good decisions in our ever demanding society. Erin combines life skills, fitness, positive thinking, creativity and fun into her program which reinforces her message to each girl that they can Be Strong, Be Smart, Be Amazing! She has written a book in an effort to bring this program to the world. The demand for this program continues to grow and plans are in place to expand so that Erin and her Girl Power Go team might empower thousands upon thousands of girls across the globe. Erin incorporated her health and wellness company under the name of B3 Training, Inc. With this, Erin has been able to expand and offer several new programs as well. B3 Training, Inc. now offers a full range of services in addition to the personal training, running and Girl Power programs.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29061.mp3 Elijah Watkins - Co-Founder of Festivus [caption id="attachment_15725" align="alignright" width="216"] Elijah Watkins[/caption] Elijah Watkins is the co-founder of Festivus, an app designed to help festival organizers. He is responsible for marketing strategy, plan execution, and beta testing of the Festivus app. He also is assisting with designs of icons, logos, animations, etc.  to creating brand awareness among  consumers. His goal is to help inspire and motivate a team of 4+ to promote and execute Festivus objectives. He has won several awards including the Marketing Roundtable Outstanding Minority Scholarship, 2nd Place in the 2014 Herman J. Russell Panther Pitch Party, the Women's Philanthropy Initiative Program Scholarship, and the Richard L. Heller Foundations of Service Award.   Mark Morgan - Private Health Exchanges Guru and Senior Strategist at Humana   [caption id="attachment_15729" align="alignright" width="240"] Mark Morgan[/caption] Mark Morgan has been at the center of Humana’s private exchange business since its infancy. Mark is responsible for managing Humana’s private exchange strategy, developing markets and working with vendors to give employers access to the products and services that will help them achieve their benefits goals. Mark has an MBA from Cleveland State University, a finance degree from The University of Akron, and a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29050.mp3 Bonnie Harvey - Co-Founder of Barefoot Wines, Keynote Speaker and Co-Author of The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand [caption id="attachment_15658" align="alignright" width="224"] Bonnie Harvey[/caption] Bonnie was the Co-Founder and Vice-President of Barefoot Cellars for twenty years and is the co-author of The New York Times Bestselling book, "The Barefoot Spirit; How Hardship, Hustle and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand." She is the winner of the Fast Track Growth Brand, Trend Setter, and Hot Brand, and did this all without the use of traditional paid advertising.  She is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Award from the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bradley University, and was the keynote speaker at the World Conference on Entrepreneurship in Dublin. Bonnie enjoys being an inspirational speaker and business consultant for start-ups, corporations and organizations alike. She consults with entrepreneurs on business philosophy, the intricacies of building and growing a business, advertising and marketing, and building team spirit. She regularly appears on radio & television as an entrepreneurship thought leader. For the first time, along with co-founder Michael Houlihan, they share their secrets to success in an exclusive online series at BarefootSpiritGPS.com. The famous footprint on the label is Bonnie's footprint.   This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Eighteen. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?" Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" Chapter Sixteen, "So, Who's the CEO of this Business?" Chapter Seventeen, "I'll Take 40% of This Business" and now Chapter Eighteen, "Hail, the Conquering Heroes! " ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29046.mp3   Les McKeown - Predictable Success Business Consultant and Author of Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track--and Keeping It There Click here to win a free copy of Les' book!  [caption id="attachment_9517" align="alignright" width="168"] Les McKeown[/caption] Les McKeown is the force behind Predictable Success® and is an international keynote speaker and bestselling author. Les has over 25 years of global business experience, including starting 42 companies in his own right! He was the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that launched hundreds of businesses with thousands of employees. A native of Ireland, Les was awarded the Samuel Smyth Memorial Prize as a Chartered Accountant (CPA) in the UK and was, at that time, the youngest qualified Chartered Accountant in the UK. After a brief period with Price Waterhouse (now PwC), Les became Ireland's youngest ever accounting firm partner. After a long career in advising individuals and organizations on growth and development, Les started his own training and development business; when he sold his share in that practice to his business partner in 1998, it had grown to a 13-office, worldwide training and consulting business. Les' clients include Harvard University, US Army, Pella, Chiron Corporation, Microsoft, United Technologies, Overture Services (a Yahoo! company), and many others. He is the author of national best-seller 'Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track, and Keeping It There', 'The Synergist: Leading Your Team to Predictable Success', and the recently released title 'Do Lead: Share your vision. Inspire others. Work towards a common goal.'   Justin Roff-Marsh - Founder of Ballistix, Sales Process Engineer and Author of The Machine: A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function [caption id="attachment_15648" align="alignright" width="239"] Justin Roff-Marsh[/caption] Justin Roff-Marsh was a science nut as a kid and still is today. He wasn't a natural 'people person' but he worked (and studied) hard to become good at sales and sales management. As a co-founder of the Hudson Institute, Justin had to learn how to convert his salesmanship into direct marketing campaigns and then a high-throughput sales process. When he started JRMA (a direct-marketing agency), he became painfully aware of the fact most organisations' sales constraint is not a shortage of leads (as is often assumed) but a total absence of process. Most sales 'processes' simply aren't! By then he had developed a serious interest in process engineering (Deming first, then Theory of Constraints). It was only natural to extend their domain to include the entire sales process (rather than just the lead-generation bit). When 'Sales Process Engineering' became well developed, they changed their name to Ballistix and the nature of the business from 'direct marketing' to 'management consulting'. He dedicated the last 15 years of his life to developing a scientific approach to the design and management of sales processes.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29041.mp3   Rita Foley - PetSmart Board Director, Coach and Author of The Retirement Boom: An All Inclusive Guide to Money, Life, and Health in Your Next Chapter [caption id="attachment_15641" align="alignright" width="199"] Rita Foley[/caption] Rita Foley was President of a $1.1 billion plus global business and she led global expansions throughout South America, Western and Eastern Europe and China. MeadWestvaco became the world's largest media packager and a leader in consumer, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical packaging. Rita led the acquisition and integration of 9 companies with 40 plants worldwide. She expanded the company's liscensing activities and created a new corporate emphasis on design, innovation and new product development and in so doing, additionally acquired 3 design firms. Prior to the role as president, Rita was the SVP responsibel for Rigesa, ltd, in Brazil, with oversight for 110 milliion acres of forests, 2 paperboard mills, 4 corregated plants and 2 folding carton plants. She started at MeadWestvaco as their first CIO. In this role she oversaw the companywide implementation of SAP and created 3 standalone internet based businesses.In addition to being a former Fortune 500 president, Rita ia a corporate board director, and uses her free time as a photographer. Today, Foley is an advisor with Crenshaw Associates, leading their board services practice.   Professor Richard Krevolin - Brand Narrative Consultant at Power Story Consulting and Director/Producer  [caption id="attachment_15504" align="alignright" width="202"] Richard Krevolin[/caption] Richard Krevolin is helping many legal firms, CEO's and Fortune 100 companies to achieve a deeper level of mastery of storytelling. Richard has done storytelling seminars, workshops and consulting with executives at Google, Ogilvy, J. Walter Thompson, Tata Interactive Software, Unilever, Nike, Panera Bread, Pepperidge Farms as well as many smaller businesses. He has also lectured to and worked with attorneys at Hunton Williams, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Boeis Schiller, Adams Reese, DLA Piper, and many other law firms. In November, Rich's new book, "The Hook: How to Share Your Brand's Unique Story To Engage Customers, Boost Sales and Create Heartfelt Success," was published by Career Press, a leader in business publishing. A graduate of Yale University, Richard went on to earn a master's degree in UCLA and another master's degree from USC. For 15 years, Richard has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes at UCLA, Ithaca, UGA, USC and Pepperdine. Under his guidance, his students have sold film scripts and TV shows to Fox, Nickelodeon, Universal, Sony-Tri-Star, Paramount, Dreamworks SKG and numerous other studios and production companies. He is the author of the several other books and his consulting work has affected hundreds of TV commercials produced all over the world, many of which have won awards including Golden Lions at Cannes and The People Choice Award in China. He just wrote, directed and produced a full length feature film documentary, "Making Light in Terezin," which is being shown on the film festival circuit.   ...