November 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30278.mp3 Alexandra Tirado - CEO at Fortuna Holdings International [caption id="attachment_19972" align="alignright" width="146"] Alexandra Tirado[/caption] Alexandra Tirado graduated from Duke University and received her Master's from Columbia University. Her area of expertise is in China's economic development and she attained a professional fluency in Mandarin while studying at Peking University. Prior to founding Fortuna, Alexandra worked in operations and logistics management at McMaster-Carr Supply Company. As someone who deeply cares about the people of China, J.P. Morgan sponsored Alexandra to spend one year in Bazhong, Sichuan helping those who were greatly affected by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. She has previously held positions at the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic, Christie’s Art Auction House in New York City, and also developed and completed projects in Uganda, Africa in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Duke Engage program. Alexandra enjoys participating in unique volunteer opportunities and values her experience with Goldman Sach's "Midnight Scavenger Hunt" to raise millions for charity. Alexandra focuses on global strategy and project development, while also managing projects and services for Fortuna’s domestic operations.   Erik Van Alstine - Author of Automatic Influence: New Power for Change in Work and Life [caption id="attachment_19977" align="alignright" width="169"] Erik Van Alstine[/caption] Erik Van Alstine is a leadership strategist, corporate problem-solver, and sought-after keynote speaker on a mission to transform people and organizations around the world. His Automatic Influence: New Power for Change in Work and Life answers important questions in simple and fascinating style, supported by leading-edge science and a compelling new view of perception, emotion, motivation, and behavior. Automatic Influence reveals a profound power source in human nature, like a red button in the basement of the mind, that energizes every emotion, drives every decision, and activates every action. When we try to change without triggering this power, change is hard. We grit our teeth, gut it out, lose steam, and give up.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30276.mp3 Mitch Stephen - Investor, Educator, Inventor, Songwriter, and Author of My Life & 1000 Houses: The Art of Owner Financing [caption id="attachment_19915" align="alignright" width="210"] Mitch Stephen[/caption] Mitch Stephen has been investing in various forms of real estate since his early 20s. He began investing full-time in March of 1996 and has been self-employed ever since. He offers to teach students "The Art of Owner Financing" and how to become financially independent. His mentoring program has been around since 2011 and he had many successful students. The goal is to teach his students how to get paid to create cash flow from real estate. He also offers a more passive income opportunity for private individuals interested in taking control of their own financial future. For years he had helped private individuals self-direct their IRA and 401K retirement funds. He showed average people how they can loan their money (in a First Lien Position) and earn better rates of return on their money...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30275.mp3 Garrett Sutton - Owner/ Founder at Corporate Direct, Inc., Author of Rich Dad Advisors: Start Your Own Corporation, Writing Winning Business Plans, and Loopholes of Real Estate [caption id="attachment_19911" align="alignright" width="210"] Garrett Sutton[/caption] Garrett Sutton is an attorney, best-selling author and one of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad’s Advisors. He founded Corporate Direct in 1988 to assist entrepreneurs and investors in protecting their assets, maintaining their privacy and advancing their financial goals. Since then he have learned that there are far too many charlatans and promoters pretending to be business advisors, but only seeking to separate an individual from his money. He is offended by the misinformation and expensive snake oil asset protection schemes that exist today. For him, it seems that the more ridiculous the strategy is the more money that is charged. This drove him to have his commitment of offering professional and responsive service at an affordable price and seek to minimize costs and charge a flat, discounted fee for a complete corporate formation.   Tom Blubaugh - Speaker, Literary Strategist, Author of Night of the Cossack [caption id="attachment_19912" align="alignright" width="210"] Tom Blubaugh[/caption] Tom Blubaugh began writing poetry at age fourteen, but has written nonfiction most of his adult life. He self-published his first book, Behind the Scenes of the Bus Ministry, in 1974, and wrote articles for denominational and business magazines from 1975 through 1995.  He co-wrote The Great Adventure for Barbour Publishing Co. in 2009.  Bound by Faith Publishers published his first novel, Night of the Cossack, in April, 2011 at age of 69. Tom has been a public speaker for over forty years, and is currently a Literary Strategist working one-on-one with authors and writers in all aspects of the publishing arena, social media, brand building, and book marketing.   Melissa Bastos - Director of Market Research at Cotton Incorporated For more than 20 years Cotton Incorporated’s Lifestyle Monitor™ survey has kept its finger on the pulse of consumer behavior and preferences.  Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the week before Christmas all will have popular holiday sales events with consumers taking advantage of layaway, ship to store options and social media opportunities to save. Melissa Bastos serves as the Director, Market Research in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics Department of Cotton Incorporated. In her role, Melissa is responsible for the consumer attitudinal and consumption studies as well as retail assessments conducted in the US, China, Latin America, and India, including the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ and Retail Monitor™ research. For more than 15 years Melissa has researched and presented on consumer and retail behavior in over 18 countries.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30258.mp3 50 Reasons to Be Thankful to Be an Entrepreneur!   Today, instead of a normal show, we have listed top 50 Reasons to Be Thankful to Be an Entrepreneur! Hope you enjoy!                  ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30254.mp3 Gerald Weaver - Novelist, Author of The First First Gentleman & Gospel Prism [caption id="attachment_19905" align="alignright" width="210"] Gerald Weaver[/caption] Gerald Weaver has done just about everything there is to do on Capitol Hill and in Washington. He was a lawyer at a Washington law firm, a Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, a lobbyist who owned his own firm, a political analyst at a major trade association, and a legislative assistant who began his career as an intern. He has managed Congressional campaigns, testified before the U.S. Senate, served on the steering committees of Presidential campaigns, affected federal legislation, managed a large state for a Presidential campaign and personally known countless of Washington’s politicians, journalists and other figures. Gerald has been quoted on numerous occasions in the London Sunday Times, New York Times, The New Statesman, the Washington Post, The Times of London, Daily Variety, ABC World News Tonight, has been interviewed on the BBC, Talk Radio Europe, Monocle 24, and has appeared in many other publications and media outlets. After having written countless speeches, press releases, Congressional testimonies, political advertisements, legal briefs and lobbying reports, he is beginning his career in a different kind of writing.   Ted Beck - President & CEO at National Endowment for Financial Education [caption id="attachment_19906" align="alignright" width="210"] Ted Beck[/caption] Ted Beck is the president and CEO of The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), a nonprofit foundation that provides financial education and practical information to people at all financial stages. NEFE believes that regardless of background or income level more financially informed individuals are better able to take control of their circumstances, improve their quality of life, and ensure a more stable future for themselves and their families. It is NEFE's strong conviction that, through an increased understanding of personal financial issues, all Americans can enjoy better, more secure, and more satisfying lives.   Elizabeth "Denise" Caldon Sorkness - Veteran's Widow, Speaker and Author of Stall, Deny and Hope They Die - The VA's Unwritten Policy: The Story of One Widow's 19-Year Battle with the VA [caption id="attachment_19907" align="alignright" width="210"] Elizabeth "Denise" Caldon Sorkness[/caption] Jim Caldon was a Navy Seabee who served in Vietnam in the late 60’s. When his children were 2, 4, and 6 years of age, it was determined that he suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – Stage IV. The prognosis was “two years.” My husband lived for nine. After many years of medical testing, the VA classified his death as “service-related due to his exposure to Agent Orange.” But Denise has never received a penny in benefits. This is her story.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30250.mp3 Mike Figliuolo - Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS & Author of The Elegant Pitch [caption id="attachment_13726" align="alignright" width="179"] Mike Figliuolo[/caption] Mike Figliuolo is the Founder and Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS. thoughtLEADERS services are designed to build solid leadership, communication, strategy and operational skills. Mike runs a blog on the thoughtLEADERS website and is the author of "One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership," which is designed to help leaders define who they are and what their personal leadership philosophy is. His other book,  "Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results," shows leaders how to better allocate their energy across their team members to achieve higher levels of performance. He has spent 10 years at thoughtLEADERS, LLC as Managing Director, 3 years at Scotts Miracle-Gro in corporate strategy, acquisitions and service operations, 3 years at Capital One managing collections strategy and operations, 3 years at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, and 5 years in the US Army as an armor officer. Mike was named the Columbus, Ohio Small Business Leader of the Year by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Business First, and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Leadership Experts in the world in Inc. Magazine.   Reverend Dr. Heather Wright - Author of Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach to Using Life's Challenges for Positive Change [caption id="attachment_19895" align="alignright" width="180"] Rev. Heather Wright[/caption] Reverend Heather Wright is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington, and an ordained PCUSA minister. She is also a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Board Certified Chaplain, and a member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association of Trauma Professionals, and Spiritual Directors International. Heather holds a B.A. from University of Virginia, a Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. An accomplished writer, Heather has written three published books, Redeeming Eve: Finding Hope beyond the Struggles of Life , Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction, and Sacred Stress, For nine years, Heather was a full-time graduate school professor in Counseling and Pastoral Theology, alongside maintaining a counseling private practice in Colorado and Washington. She was one of the co-founders of Mars Hill Graduate School and spent the past six years directing a non-profit ministry, Greenwich Chaplaincy Services, as their Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Care. Heather has also taught courses at the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30241.mp3 Sally Hogshead - NY Times Bestselling Author and Hall of Fame Speaker [caption id="attachment_19868" align="alignright" width="180"] Sally Hogshead[/caption] After graduating from Duke University, in her second year of advertising, Sally Hogshead won more awards than any other advertising writer in the U.S. and was called "the most successful junior copywriter of all time." By age 27 she’d opened her first ad agency, and created national campaigns for some of the world's most loved brands. She was described as an "advertising mastermind" who "changed the face of North American advertising." Since then, she has grown into a speaking superstar and her most recent two books were both New York Times bestsellers. As mentioned in the show, Sally has created a special code for you! Find out about your...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30237.mp3 Evan Chase - Founder of Plus Disruptive  [caption id="attachment_19831" align="alignright" width="178"] Evan Chase[/caption] Evan Chase is the CEO of Plus Disruptive which is a consulting and marketing services agency. He has worked with internationally-recognized talent such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sundance-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner and Strengths Based Leadership author Barry Conchie. In addition to driving the success of Plus Disruptive, he works as a sales executive for ConveYour.com which is the leading edge mobile engagement tool to create raving fans and interactive online courses. His sweet spot is helping startups and small to established entrepreneurs increase their impact and revenue through lead generation and social media promotion.   Dr. Don MacDonald - Owner of South Side Chiropractic, Coach, Speaker, and Author of The Underdog Curse [caption id="attachment_19833" align="alignright" width="180"] Dr. Don MacDonald[/caption] Dr. Don MacDonald at South Side Chiropractic in Edmonton, Alberta focuses on helping people optimize their health so they can achieve their talents, mission and destiny in life. Using state of the art technology they will assess the body to determine what is preventing the person from healing, or functioning at a high level. They also focus on decreasing the stress response. According to the AMA chronic stress is the cause of 60% of all disease which makes it vitally important to decrease the stress response so the body can heal optimally.   [caption id="attachment_19840" align="alignright" width="193"] Atara Twersky[/caption] Atara Twersky - Attorney and Author of Curlee Girlee Atara Twersky is an attorney in NYC where she practices in the area of securities and class action litigation. Atara serves as the Director of Institutional Investor Services at her firm, where she advises public and private institutional investors throughout the world concerning shareholder rights under U.S. federal and state laws. Atara is also a mother of three young children and now an author of an adorable children’s book with the important message of creating confidence in young girls.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30232.mp3 Meridith Elliott Powell - Business Motivational Keynote Speaker, Author, Business Coach & Business Growth Expert [caption id="attachment_19582" align="alignright" width="180"] Meridith Elliott Powell[/caption] Meridith Elliott Powell is on a mission, to help professionals and business leaders understand how to make this economy start working for them. This economy is not down, it is changed; that change has impacted your customers, and your employees. To succeed you need a new approach, a new set of strategies that ensure you understand this change, how it has impacted your customers and clients, and how to fully engage your team, and get them as inspired and motivated about growth as you are. Sales is key, and is now everyone’s job. The path to profitability is through the customer experience, and you need your team focused on growth and innovation. She is the author of four books, including "Winning in the Trust & Value Economy", which was named a finalist for the USA BEST BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS. Her latest book "Own It: Redefining Responsibility - Stories of Power, Purpose & Freedom," is a revolutionary approach to today's biggest challenge employee engagement.    Krista Morgan - CEO at P2Binvestor Inc. [caption id="attachment_19820" align="alignright" width="189"] Krista Morgan[/caption] Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor, a Denver-based crowdlending platform that provides working capital financing to growing businesses. In less than 2 years since P2Binvestor went to market with its lending and investment platform, Krista has grown the company from an idea into a multimillion-dollar company, a thriving online marketplace, and one of the few tech-enabled commercial lenders that can underwrite and fund large, million-dollar lines of credit in a few days. Before founding a financial technology company, she worked in digital marketing and managed accounts for major brands such as Coca-Cola and Barclays at some of London's top digital agencies, and earlier in her career she managed operations for a custom motorcycle frame manufacturer. Krista hails from Montreal, earned a degree in economics from McGill University, and is the cohost of Women Who Startup Radio, a biweekly podcast for and about women entrepreneurs. She has a commitment to and passion for mentoring other women entrepreneurs, helping business owners understand finance options at different growth stages, and teaching others about fundraising and scaling a startup.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30229.mp3 Mandy McEwen - SEO & Inbound Marketing Consultant and Founder & CEO Mod Girl Marketing [caption id="attachment_19764" align="alignright" width="180"] Mandy McEwen[/caption] As the Founder of Mod Girl Marketing, a full-service inbound marketing firm, Mandy McEwen helps forward-thinking companies increase revenues and modernize their brands online. Being immersed in the ever-changing digital marketing landscape for nearly a decade, her knowledge and experience is diverse. She secured numerous first page Google rankings for a new technology company in 6 months through blogging and social media, resulting in a 308% increase in traffic, 105% increase in downloads and interviews with popular news outlets. She took an established global B2B technology firm from virtual obscurity to 349% increase in organic traffic and 314% increase in Linkedin traffic. Within 6 months. She wrote the Modern CMO's Handbook for Effective Inbound Marketing - what they call "The Mod CMO Handbook" - a short and highly informative book on the latest inbound marketing insights and strategies. This guide has all the tools and strategies you need to create your own inbound marketing campaigns.   Amy Van Atta Slater - SVP, Worldwide Sales Operations at TiVo and Author of Moments: Magic, Miracles, and Martinis [caption id="attachment_19806" align="alignright" width="189"] Amy Van Atta Slater[/caption] As an SVP of TiVo a leading media technology company, highly sought after leadership mentor, keynote speaker and author, Amy Van Atta Slater, through her insights on life, business, personal development, and mindfulness, has inspired thousands of business professionals and creative thinkers to adjust, rethink and refocus in every field and walk of life. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Amy became a noted leader in high technology sales, and 25 years later, she is consistently inspiring others towards greater levels of success. Motivating the masses with galvanizing speeches, Amy empowers others to build their brands and lead through the cultivation of culture. As an advisor and private executive mentor, Amy cultivates the development of core leadership skills combined with compassion, mindfulness and authenticity. Her unique approach to leadership development has garnered Amy coveted keynote speaking opportunities, such as the 2014 Forrester Research Convention, as a panelist at the Domo Women in Business Tour, as a featured speaker at the 2016 Apttus Accelerate conference in San Francisco and as a speaker in the 2016 LinkedIn Sales Connect Conference in New York.   ...