September 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30031.mp3 Michael Copperman - Author of "Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta"  [caption id="attachment_19162" align="alignright" width="200"] Michael Copperman[/caption] Michael Copperman wrote about his two years teaching through the organization Teach for America. He taught in the poorest and blackest part of the poorest and blackest state in the nation. As a self described "mixed-race Japanese-Hawaiian Russo-Polish Jew," he encountered his own set of challenges--an unfamiliar curiosity from the kids, prejudice and ignorance from many adults. Ultimately, it was as much an education for Michael as it was for his students. He now teachs writing to at-risk students of color at the University of Oregon. He graduated Stanford summa cum laude and was a Presidential Scholar. His nonfiction has appeared in countless publications. Michael is the recipient of the 2009-10 Walter Morey Fellowship from Literary Arts, and Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, and a fellowship to Breadloaf Writer's Conference. His fiction has been published in The Arkansas Review, Thirdreader, and 34th Parallel, and is forthcoming from Copper Nickel and Unsaid. His story “Harm,” was a runner-up for the 2009 Sean O’Faolain Prize and appears in issue 17 of the Munster Literature Centre’s magazine Southword.   Linda Baron-Katz -Founder of Surviving Mental Illness  [caption id="attachment_19166" align="alignright" width="160"] Linda Baron-Katz[/caption] Linda Baron-Katz was raised as a modern orthodox Jew, where mental illness became a factor throughout her life. It had started with her mother when she was in the fifth grade. Her mother had suffered a nervous breakdown and was diagnosed with acute depression. This gave Linda and her family a huge amount of stress. As she was growing up into adulthood, her mother's illness affected her in ways that she too would become a depressed person. Linda had difficulties making friends, developing positive relationships, and maintaining employment. After she graduated college, she also suffered from a mental illness and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through the years she was faced with challenges that were difficult to overcome, but worked hard to achieve recovery. As part of her recovery from mental illness, she became active and volunteered for a variety of mental health organizations. Linda became a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness or formerly called National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) and published articles about her life in New York City Voices, a newspaper for people with mental illness to share their personal recovery stories. Both of these agencies helped fight against stigma and other issues pertaining to mental illness. Soon after, Linda found employment working for agencies that help others with mental illness reach their goals and dreams.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30020.mp3 Charlie Young - CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate  [caption id="attachment_19148" align="alignright" width="223"] Charlie Young[/caption] Charlie Young was recently appointed president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate. He is a well-respected leader in the residential real estate and franchising industries, and returns to the Coldwell Banker brand after serving with distinction as president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems since 2009. Prior to that, he spent five years in senior executive leadership roles with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Young has more than 20 years of experience in business management, field operations, marketing and real estate operations. As the incoming CEO of Coldwell Banker, he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the international real estate franchise organization supporting 84,000 affiliated sales professionals in 47 countries and territories around the world.   Mike Jarrell - Founder and CEO of Jarrell Systems [caption id="attachment_19150" align="alignright" width="180"] Mike Jarrell[/caption] Mike founded Jarrell Systems in 2013 as an homage to his late father. He has 12 years of web development experience that spans industries such as healthcare, sports marketing, eCommerce and Software as a Service. Mike brings his talents as a technologist to the Jarrell team where he leads development operations, project estimation and capacity management. Mike works hard to foster a collaborative work environment for both his team and clients which leads to faster and more accurate delivery times while maintaining a service-oriented focus. Jarrell is a leading software development firm that specializes in building and improving complex solutions of any size. Our team of hand-picked professionals offers more than 40 years of software development experience and brings your ideas to life faster than you thought possible through our consultative approach.   David Pitts -  Co-Founder of Off Day Trainer [caption id="attachment_19154" align="alignright" width="180"] David Pitts[/caption] David Pitts is the co-founder of Off Day Trainer, a text message automation, lead generation, and client management platform built specifically for fitness professionals. Off Day Trainer is a patent pending software platform designed to help Fit Pros grow their business through Text Message Marketing. As a former gym owner, a Fitness Sales Manager, and personal trainer, David knows fitness. More importantly, he knows how to make fit pros successful using technology to make their sales cycle faster and client retention last longer.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30016.mp3 Tucker Max - Co-Founder of Book in a Box and Author of I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell [caption id="attachment_19122" align="alignright" width="174"] Tucker Max[/caption] Tucker Max is the co-founder and CEO of Book In A Box, a company that turns book writing and publishing into a service. Tucker Max has written three #1 New York Times Best Sellers, which have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. He is credited with being the originator of the literary genre, "fratire," and is only the third writer (after Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis) to ever have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He co-wrote and produced the movie based on his life/book, also titled "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell." He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009. He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001.   Joan Sotkin -  Founder of Prosperity Place [caption id="attachment_19125" align="alignright" width="180"] Joan Sotkin[/caption] Joan Sotkin is a Prosperity and Mindset Mentor and the Founder of a company called Prosperity Place, where she deals with the emotions related to financial success. She is THE expert when it comes to understanding how emotions learned in early childhood can affect a person's earning capacity as an adult. ​ Joan is the author of the two-time award winning book 'Build Your Money Muscles'.​ For the past 30 years, she has been examining alternative ways of dealing with life on many different levels. Defining success as merely making a lot of money and having social or career status has never made sense to her. Prosperity Place® is her contribution to those of you who, like herself, want to experience the “more” of life while creating satisfying and prosperous lives.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30013.mp3 David Keil - Co-Founder of QASymphony  [caption id="attachment_19114" align="alignright" width="180"] David Keil[/caption] David Keil is co-founder of QASymphony, a leading agile software company that provides enterprise test case management and exploratory testing solutions for development and QA teams. QASymphony solutions help companies create better software by improving speed, efficiency and collaboration during the testing process. The company has over 350 customers across 20 countries including Salesforce, Barclays, Adobe, Samsung, Verizon and Office Depot. QASymphony was recently selected by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor in Application Development” and by Red Herring as a “North America Top 100 Winner.”   Sarah Ellis - Owner & Managing Principal of American Sun Control - Commercial Division [caption id="attachment_19117" align="alignright" width="112"] Sarah Ellis[/caption] Sarah Ellis did not know back in 2001 when she started at Cooper Lighting to work her way through college that she would fall in love with the art & science of natural and artificial light. After 3 years at Cooper Lighting, Sarah left her technical support role to join the specification team at a lighting and lighting control agency & dedicated 8 years to the development of relationships with specifiers, contractors, distributors & manufacturers by providing a high level of technical expertise & project development. As managing principal of American Sun Control Commercial Division, Sarah utilizes her extensive industry experience to ensure the expectations of the client are not only met, but exceeded.  When she is not on a jobsite or office you will find her outside doing something active, volunteering for charity, church or enjoying family. American Sun Control - Commercial Division I provides design & installation services for window treatments & lighting controls. They work closely with the business owners, designers, architects and general contractors.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30008.mp3 Dr. John Camillus - Professor at University of Pittsburgh and Author of Wicked Strategies: How Companies Conquer Complexity and Confound Competitors [caption id="attachment_19068" align="alignright" width="180"] John Camillus[/caption] Dr. John C. Camillus, author of "Wicked Strategies®", earned his doctorate in business administration at Harvard University. He was a gold medalist in the MBA program at the Indian Institute of Management (IIMA), Ahmedabad, and received a bachelor of technology degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has held the Donald R. Beall Endowed Chair in Strategic Management at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh since 1991. Previously, he served as Professor of Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has served as a consultant to the top management of over 100 organizations on four continents, including several Fortune 500 companies, professional firms, and nonprofit organizations. He has also served on several boards of directors/trustees. John has received numerous awards for teaching including, most notably, the University of Pittsburgh’s “Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award” and the “Best Teacher Award” at the Indian Institute of Management. He has received the University of Pittsburgh’s “Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award,” the “Inaugural Diversity and Global Leadership Award” at the Katz School, and the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from IIMA.   Jeff Ryan - Founder of Teach Inspire Empower and Author of Sharks in the Water: Overcoming Life's Challenges  [caption id="attachment_19066" align="alignright" width="210"] Jeff Ryan[/caption] Jeff Ryan is a great example of finding his purpose and overcoming obstacles after facing a near death experience. In 2008, Jeff was working at a construction site, no different than any other day. His company installed luxury swimming pools in Australia. They were pouring concrete on the 7 floor of a building and then he heard a boom and his life was changed forever. His body lay beside the pool battered and covered in shrapnel wounds. His co-workers thought he was dead. It was about 10 minutes before Jeff showed any signs of life. He wasn’t done doing what he wanted to do and needed to do.  Jeff spent 10 days in the burn unit and tried to go back to work. After the accident, he lost part of his frontal lobe of the brain. His goal is to help people around the world reach their full potential. Jeff wants to help people to inspire, instruct and empower and help people find their true calling.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29996.mp3 Stephen Key - Inventor, Product Artist, and Author of One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work [caption id="attachment_18185" align="alignright" width="200"] Stephen Key[/caption] Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor, world-renowned intellectual property strategist, successful entrepreneur, and bestselling author. The more than 20 products he has licensed over the past 35 years have retailed in Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Disney stores and theme parks worldwide, as well as been endorsed by Michael Jordan, Alex Trebek, and Taylor Swift. Stephen is the Chief Technical Officer of SpinLabel Technologies as well as a cofounder of inventRight, a one-on-one coaching program that helps people license their ideas. His first book, One Simple Idea, has been translated into five other languages. He writes a popular weekly online column for Inc. and is long-standing contributor to Entrepreneur.com. His latest book Sell Your Ideas With or Without A Patent dives deep into the business strategy of using intellectual property to profit. He also runs Invent Right, a one on one coaching program for inventors.   Kathy Fettke - Co-CEO of Real Wealth Network, Host of the Real Wealth Show and Author of Retire Rich with Rentals: How to Enjoy Ongoing Cash Flow From Real Estate...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29990.mp3 David Hyner - Inspiring Motivational Speaker [caption id="attachment_17623" align="alignright" width="210"] David Hyner[/caption] David Hyner is a renowned professional speaker and director of Stretch Development LTD and is a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association. In 2000, David created Stretch Development, a research based training provider to the corporate and education sectors. Since then, he has held face to face interviews with some of the words highest achievers and most effective people from the world of sport, music, arts, politics and enterprise. This research has enabled David to understand how people achieve at the highest possible level and fulfill their potential to the maximum. From this research, David has presented hundreds of keynote deliveries, keeping the audience gripped from beginning to end. He speaks to approximately 30,000 young adults each year. David has also hosted various shows around the topic of positive thinking, on BBC Radio. In addition, he has been a lead and featured author in many published and self-published works including a credit as a featured author in Judy Barber’s, Amazon best selling coaching book ‘Good Question.’ David has also raised nearly £500,000 for various charities including organizing a charity trek for over 80 people along the Great Wall of China.   Dr. Michael Glauser - Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Programs at Utah State University and Author of Main Street Entrepreneur: Build Your Dream Company Doing What You Love Where You Live [caption id="attachment_17462" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Glauser[/caption] Dr. Michael Glauser is the Executive Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, business consultant and university professor. He is the co-founder and CEO of My New Enterprise, an online training and development company. He sold Golden Swirl Management Company and Northern Lights to CoolBrands International. His consulting clients have included Associated Food Stores, The Boeing Company, Esso of Inter-America, Harmon Music Group, Saudi Consolidated Services, and USANA Health Sciences. Michael held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Westminster College and Utah State University. He published articles in magazines and professional journals, and two books on entrepreneurship and he appeared on Great Day America, First Business from Washington, Voice of America, Good Morning Chicago, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, and Associated Press Radio. He recently completed a 4,000 mile bicycle ride from the west coast of Oregon to the east coast of Virginia to interviewed 100 entrepreneurs who have successfully merged livelihood and lifestyle. The trip was covered by Inc., Forbes, Fast Company, CNN Money, and Entrepreneur Magazine and is chronicled in his new book "Main Street Entrepreneur."   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29988.mp3 Adam Houlahan - LinkedIn Expert, Social Entrepreneur, Social Media Strategist and Author of Social Media Secret Sauce: From 0 to 200,000 Followers in 1 Hour a Day [caption id="attachment_17092" align="alignright" width="216"] Adam Houlahan[/caption] Adam Houlahan is an international Keynote Speaker specialising in Social Media for business. He is also the CEO of the highly successful boutique agency, Web Traffic That Works. He lives in Australia’s famous tourist destination the Gold Coast Queensland, and is considered to be one of Australia’s leading experts in harnessing the power of Linkedin for business. Over 3,200 people globally have sought his skill and insights to leverage the power of LinkedIn for their businesses. Adam is also a featured columnist for MOB Magazine, an Australian National Business publication. He consults on Social Media to private clients in Australia, New Zealand, North America, The Middle East and Singapore. His work as CEO and owner of 6 successful companies has given him the hands-on experience to understand business from the inside.   Jonathan Lacoste - Co-Founder & COO at Jebbit, Forbes 30 Under 30 and Inc. Magazine Columnist [caption id="attachment_11755" align="alignright" width="224"] Jonathan Lacoste[/caption] Jonathan Lacoste has been on the show before, and is one of the youngest guests we have had. As Co-Founder of Jebbit, Jonathan has arranged venture-backing for the marketing software startup. The company offers the industry's first post-click engagement marketing system for some of America's best known brands, like Reebok. It was named one of the "Top 25 Most Promising Companies in the World" by CNBC and the "#1 Startup" at SXSW. They also won the "Boston's Hottest Startup" award and Tech Cocktail's "Most Innovative Sales & Marketing Technology of the Year Award." Great stuff, with an interesting conversation about dropping out of college.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29985.mp3 Steven K. Gold - Author of "How We Succeed: Making Good Things Happen Through the Power of Smart Experiments"  [caption id="attachment_16736" align="alignright" width="204"] Steven K. Gold[/caption] Steven K. Gold empowers individuals and organizations using the lessons of entrepreneurial strategy and practice. As Chairman of Gold Global Advisors, he advises clients throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Steve began his career as an entrepreneur. He started and successfully exited several ventures in the fields of biotechnology, software, mobile mapping and intellectual property. He was then invited to teach entrepreneurship, first as Senior Partner for Entrepreneurship at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, and later as Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson Global. Steve has taught entrepreneurial strategy and practice to audiences around the world. Steve is the author of Entrepreneur's Notebook: Practical Advice for Starting a New Business Venture (2006) and How We Succeed: Making Good Things Happen through the Power of Smart Experiments (2016). He's an expert on the behavioral science of sustainable success who helps leaders and organizations compete most effectively in today's global environment.     Dave Kerpen - Founder & CEO, Likeable Local & NY Times Best-Selling Author of The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want [caption id="attachment_16832" align="alignright" width="210"] Dave Kerpen[/caption] Dave Kerpen is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, as well as the chairman and cofounder of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency. Following his sponsored wedding which raised over $100,000 including $20K for charity, his wife Carrie and Dave started and transformed theKBuzz (founded in 2007) into Likeable Media, the only 3-time WOMMY Award winner for excellence from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the US according to INC Magazine for both 2011 and 2012. As one of Entrepreneur's top 10 up and coming leaders, Dave has been featured on CNBC’s “On the Money”, BBC, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, the New York Times, and countless blogs. He has also keynoted at dozens of conferences across the globe including Singapore, Athens, Dubai, San Francisco and Mexico City. Dave is a Venture Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners an early-stage venture firm, which is leveraging Gen Y to support Gen Y. His 1st book was a NY Times bestseller - Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook and Other Social Networks (Now in its 2nd edition). His 4th book is out now, The Art of People.   ...