January 2017

Pull the Blue Ball below to 4:14 to hear Ari and to 29:51 to hear Ken (PC only) http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30415.mp3 Ari Horie - CEO and Founder of Women's Startup Lab [caption id="attachment_20629" align="alignright" width="162"] Ari Horie[/caption] Ari Horie is CEO/Founder of Women's Startup Lab and an entrepreneur with strong leadership skills. She is dedicated to supporting female tech startup founders. Women's Startup Lab, located in Silicon Valley, is a unique venture that seeks to make women into world class leaders. Ari has been featured in various publications and given the honor as a Keynote Speaker and Panelist for Women Startups and Technology conferences. She has been selected as a 40 over 40 Women to Watch, an Influential Woman by Silicon Valley Business Journal, a CNN 10 Visionary Women, and a Marie Claire "20 Women Changing Ratio."​ Ari has been written about in Forbes Japan, Mercury News, the Huffington Post, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Success Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.   Ken Schiller - Founder of K&N Management and Winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award  [caption id="attachment_20631" align="alignright" width="180"] Mighty Fine Food[/caption] K&N Management is an Austin,Texas-area developer for Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q and the creator of Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes. Both of these fast-casual restaurant concepts feature walk-up counter service and a limited menu. The company's culture is based on quality and excellence, strong relationships with its customers, and a vision "to become world famous by delighting one guest at a time." The company has more than 450 employees with revenue of approximately $50 million. Ken and Brian Nolen got into the restaurant business in 1993. Today, Rudy’s North Austin is the #1 restaurant in food sales per square foot in Texas. The Austin American-Statesman named the firm “the best place to work in Austin.” Gross profit for Rudy's "Country Store" & Bar-B-Q has exceeded the industry standard in every year, reaching nearly 47 percent.     ...

Pull the Blue Ball below to 5:56 to hear Jessica and to 31:33 to hear McCullough (PC only) http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30412.mp3 Jessica Rhodes - Founder of Interview Connections - The Premier Guest Booking Agency for Podcasters and Guest Experts [caption id="attachment_20609" align="alignright" width="168"] Jessica Rhodes[/caption] Jessica Rhodes is the founder and CEO of Interview Connections, the premier source for booking outstanding podcast guests. The Interview Connections team of Booking Agents works with podcasters to find and book guests for their shows. They also represent dozens of highly qualified guest experts to connect them with podcast hosts for interviews. Jessica is the host of the hit weekly web TV show, Interview Connections TV, she’s the host of the Rhodes to Success and she is the co-host of The Podcast Producers, a ten episode audio series about the art and business of podcasting. Jessica is the author of Podcast Interviews – 5 Proven Strategies to Help You Use the Power of Guest Interviews in Your Podcast, available on Amazon Kindle and at InterviewConnections.com. Jessica is a regular speaker at Dream Biz Academy and has shared the stage of dozens of top podcasters at Podcast Movement and Podcast New England.   McCullough Shriver - Founder of Sweetflexx where you "Wear Your Gym" [caption id="attachment_20611" align="alignright" width="177"] McCullough Shriver[/caption] McCullough Shriver has a passion to create and innovate to make our lives better and more productive. As technology has entered this world at an alarming rate, our free time to enjoy family or take care of our health has exited just as quickly. With our "time" diminishing, he created Sweetflexx, everyday activewear intended to make you healthier, one step at a time. Sweetflexx is a young, revolutionary company designed to better one's health by sewing resistance bands into our activewear line. As our lives become busier, we must find solutions to continue being healthy, while also finding time to enjoy the things that matter most. As the founder, McCullough built this company from a drawing in his notebook.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30404.mp3 Joshua Mohr - Author of Sirens  [caption id="attachment_20525" align="alignright" width="210"] Joshua Mohr[/caption] Joshua Mohr is the author of the novels "Termite Parade," an Editors' Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List, and "Some Things that Meant the World to Me," one of O Magazine's Top 10 reads of 2009 and a SF Chronicle best-seller. His most recent novel is "Damascus" about which the New York Times said, "The author's jaunty voice [is] Beat-poet cool...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30403.mp3 Scot Ferrell  - America's Behavior Expert & Coach​ and Best-Selling Author of It's Not Them, It's You: How To Truly Lead A Company [caption id="attachment_20509" align="alignright" width="180"] Scot Ferrell[/caption] Scot Ferrell is a nationally known authority on business behavior, human programming, family and marriage, parenting and finding purpose. What sets Scot apart is his “no-nonsense” straight talk delivery that focuses on achieving results. A Fox News producer deemed him “Dr. Phil Meets Pearl Jam,” in recognition of his strategies that provide solutions for emotionally-charged business and family environments. Scot creates captivating speeches and bestselling books which clearly reveal how to start the solutions you need in your life or business to achieve the results you want, regardless of how dire or desperate your situation. Scot is the founder of a private consulting and training company that teaches clients business, team/family cohesion and success strategies. He is a 2-time national and international best-selling author for business-related books: “Power Principles for Success,” and “It’s Not Them, It’s You” (the #1 Rated Business Book in Australia). He has been featured in USA Today, Fox News, ABC, NBC, Wall Street Journal, Forbes & CBS. Scot was awarded the Golden Quill Award (equivalent of an Emmy Award for writing).   Dr. Betty Uribe - Author of #Values: The Secret to Top Level Performance in Business and Life [caption id="attachment_20513" align="alignright" width="180"] Dr. Betty Uribe[/caption] Dr. Betty Uribe arrived in the United States from Colombia at the age of twelve and not speaking any English. Her first job was cleaning houses to help support her family. Fast Forward to today, and Dr.Betty Uribe is a senior banking executive and entrepreneur. The Secret to her success? Values-based leadership. Dr. Betty Uribe is an internationally renowned bilingual and bicultural speaker and author, who is recognized for her expertise in values-based leadership. She currently is the Executive Vice President of California Bank & Trust (CB&T)’s Greater Southern California Division and has P&L responsibility for Commercial, Business and Personal Banking, which also includes its distribution network. California Bank & Trust is a $12 billion organization and a division of Zions Bancorporation, which has over $55 billion in assets. Under Uribe’s leadership, CB&T has been named the “Best Bank in Orange County” by the Orange County Register for three consecutive years.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30399.mp3 Dr. Ransom Stephens - Author of The Left Brain Speaks but The Right Brain Laughs [caption id="attachment_20469" align="alignright" width="176"] Ransom Stephens[/caption] Dr. Ransom Stephens is a physicist, technologist, and novelist. He’s written over 400 articles on subjects ranging from quantum physics to parenting teenagers and has produced events for Litquake. His first novel, The God Patent, was “the first debut novel to emerge from the new paradigm of online publishing” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Dr. Stephens has been helping engineers advance to technology’s cutting edge since 2005. Whether in person or through articles, white papers, application notes, Ransom teaches engineers the concepts they need to design better systems, better circuits, better serdes, better backplanes, and better ways to find problems and come up with solutions. He can teach at any level of technical sophistication, whatever it takes to help engineers, technical marketers, sales reps, even executives understand the key details of what makes their technology tick. Ransom started out in in basic-research; he worked in laboratories and universities across the United States and Europe specializing in precise measurements of noisy signals before moving to the private sector, first as the Director of Advanced Tech at a startup and now as a Signal Integrity Sage. Ransom is an entertaining author and speaker whose reputation for delivering a clear understanding of complex topics is legendary.   Ron Fry -  Founder and President of Career Press and Author of Master Your Memory: From America's Top Expert on Study Skills [caption id="attachment_16431" align="alignright" width="175"] Ron Fry[/caption] Ron Fry is a nationally known proponent for the improvement of public education and an advocate for parents and students, playing an active role in strengthening personal education programs. In addition to being the author of the best-selling How to Study series, which has sold more than 3,000,000 copies to date, Ron has written more than 30 other books in the areas of education and careers. He is the founder and president of Career Press, an internationally known independent publisher of trade nonfiction books.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30397.mp3 Susan Combs - Founder of HERdacity and Author of Texas Tenacity: A Call for Women to Direct Their Destiny [caption id="attachment_20466" align="alignright" width="167"] Susan Combs[/caption] Susan Combs has spent her adult life blazing trails previously little traveled by women. With a matter-of-fact nature shaped by time on her family’s Texas ranch, Susan tackled her years at the all-female Vassar College in a decidedly straightforward fashion. Upon graduation, she worked in high-pressure environments in New York—specifically in international advertising on Wall Street and for a large federal agency, creating a record of success. In time, she followed her heart back to Texas and law school, and then embarked on a career as a prosecutor focused on securing justice for victims of child abuse. At a friend’s urging, she ran for and won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives where she continued her advocacy for Texas children and mastering the budgeting process. She was also running a cow-calf operation on her family’s century-old ranch in the Big Bend. Heeding the call to higher office, she was elected the first woman Agriculture Commissioner in Texas history and won praise for her efforts to improve nutrition for Texas schoolchildren. She was then elected State Comptroller, where she applied laser focus to keep Texas finances in line, meticulously collecting taxes and paying bills. She advocated tirelessly for greater transparency to ensure the most honest government possible for her fellow Texans. Since leaving elected office, Susan has been working on HERdacity, an online empowerment community for women, designed to help them stay connected as they blaze their own trails in business, at home and in the fields of their choosing.   Stephanie Breedlove - Co-Founder of Care.com HomePay and Author of All In: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Think Bigger, Build Sustainable Businesses, and Change the World  [caption id="attachment_20467" align="alignright" width="181"] Stephanie Breedlove[/caption] Stephanie Breedlove has been walking the walk of a successful entrepreneur for over 20 years. After launching a career in corporate America with Accenture, she found her true calling as co-founder of a start-up that grew to national leadership and continues to grow in value and impact. Stephanie is co-founder of Care.com HomePay (formerly Breedlove & Associates), the nation’s leading full-service firm dedicated to making household employment payroll and tax compliance easy for busy families and their caregivers. In 2012, her firm joined forces with Care.com, the largest online marketplace for finding in-home care. It was a perfect match, growing the ease of finding valuable resources for families with in-home care. Stephanie and her husband/co-founder self-funded their entrepreneurial endeavor and had no experience running a business. During the journey of building a company, she also built a life that strives to integrate family and business as compliments not competitors to one another.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30396.mp3 Jordan Goodman - America's Money Answers Man at Jordan Goodman Financial Communications & Author of Fast Profits In Hard Times [caption id="attachment_20422" align="alignright" width="150"] Jordan Goodman[/caption] Jordan E. Goodman is "America’s Money Answers Man" and a nationally-recognized expert on personal finance. He is a regular guest on numerous radio and television call-in shows across the country, answering questions on personal financial topics. He appears frequently on The View, Fox News Network, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC and CBS evening news. For 18 years, Jordan was on the editorial staff of Money magazine, where he served as Wall Street Correspondent. In addition, he served as weekly financial analyst on NBC News at Sunrise for 9 years and the daily business news commentator on Mutual Broadcasting System’s America in the Morning show for 8 years. He is the author or co-author of 13 best-selling books on personal finance including Master Your Debt, Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone’s Money Book, Master Your Money Type, Barron’s Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook.   Sarah Evans - CES Digital Correspondent, Strategist, & CEO of Sevans Strategy [caption id="attachment_20490" align="alignright" width="160"] Sarah Evans[/caption] Sarah Evans is a digital correspondent. That includes social and digital strategy, talent, editing and publishing with her company Sevans Strategy. She works with companies, like PayPal and Cox Communications, as a digital correspondent and runs a popular digital lifestyle publication Sarah's Faves. Sarah previously worked with a local crisis center to raise more than $161,000 in three weeks via social media and is proud to be a team member of the Guinness Book World Record holder for the #beatcancer campaign. Her career is a mashup of all her favorite things. She began her career in communications and government relations and a love of technology forever changed her professional path. While her focus over the past ten years has been public relations, she'd "morphed"​ into a correspondent and consultant, sharing all things digital lifestyle. Her latest venture under her company (Sevans Strategy) umbrella is the digital lifestyle publication, FAVES + CO. She is with us today to report on the latest trends from the Consumers' Electronic Show.   Emmalia - 7th Grade Entrepreneur and Slime Expert [caption id="attachment_20493" align="alignright" width="168"] Emmalia[/caption] Emmalia is 13 years old and in the 7th grade.  And an entrepreneur! She has started a slime business and even tried to sell some slime to her school's principal! We LOVE this story.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30386.mp3 Michael Prywes - Managing Attorney of Prywes, PC and Author of The Gasp: A Step-by-Step Practical Business Guide [caption id="attachment_20418" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Prywes[/caption] Michael Prywes is an Attorney and media professional with broad legal understanding of litigation, contracts, New York corporate entities, licensing, distribution, and production in the film, digital, intellectual property, tech, medical, and music industries. He is host of the "How I Broke Into" podcast. Michael is also an entrepreneur in the private and non-profit sector who has launched a for-profit media company and a non-profit theater company and coffeehouse concert series.   Todd Townsend - Consumer Electronics Show Reporter [caption id="attachment_20461" align="alignright" width="189"] Todd Townsend[/caption] Todd Townsend brings almost 20 years of experience, focused on how emerging technology trends affect our everyday lives.  Having worked in both the national television and Fortune 50 corporate arenas, he focuses on identifying the "touch points" in our daily lives; the places where the latest trends and technologies affect us. He is passionately informed, using high-energy delivery to lead and educate decision makers in various industries. Todd is a contributing technologist on byte.com and anewdomain.net  - both well know technology news/discussion media properties.  He was a founding member of the most watched global corporate television network – IBM Television Network.   After IBM, he used his knowledge of trends to develop real-time interactive programming for NewsTalk Television in New York City where he worked with the founders of “The Weather Channel”, “C-Span” and “The Phil Donahue Show.” NewsTalk facilitated the first Internet-enabled national discussions about what was affecting the lives of millions of Americans.  He's also been featured on networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and local, national, broadcast media outlets. She Todd here...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30384.mp3 Nathan Hirsch - Chief Executive Officer at FreeeUp.com [caption id="attachment_21313" align="alignright" width="178"] Nathan Hirsch[/caption] Nathan Hirsch is Founder and CEO of FreeeUp Outsourcing. He has been an entrepreneur in the eCommerce industry since 2009 and has grown into a leading expert in the field with experience managing multi-million dollar businesses. He started out selling textbooks out of his college dorm room and hired his first employee before he was legally allowed to drink.  He has extensive knowledge in creating business systems and processes, personnel management, hiring remote workers, the Amazon Marketplace, and advanced sales tactics. He started FreeeUp in 2015 after spending 7+ years interviewing, hiring, and training remote workers. He decided that there must be a better way for eCommerce companies to hire remote workers without having to spend hours interviewing and finding the most reliable people. A year later and FreeeUp is a rapidly growing company interviewing hundreds of worker applicants each week and providing remote workers for hundreds of clients. He was recently featured in this Huffington Post Article.   Shil Niyogi - Management Consultant & Author of Lean Customer Engagement [caption id="attachment_20415" align="alignright" width="150"] Shiladitya (Shil) Niyogi[/caption] Shil Niyogi has helped many entrepreneurial firms streamline their existing operations to drive profitability. Currently, he is consulting on various product management assignments with entrepreneurial firms. His book How Some Small Businesses Get their Ducks In A Row And Grow was published by SAGE in 2011 and received excellent feedback from leading management leaders. Shil went to the prestigious Delhi Technological University for his Civil Engineering undergrad, where he started the Creative Arts Society to cater to the innovators there. He started his career as a risk engineer. He studied the emerging insurance market there and its relevance to the Indian economy and wrote a series of articles for The Economic Times, a leading financial newspaper. He received his MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management, specializing in entrepreneurship and marketing. At Anderson, he revived the Operations Association, and also cofounded a student-run news journal on new management styles and innovations, for distribution to entrepreneurs. Currently, he continues to work with entrepreneurs and innovators to more effectively manage operations and service customers better, through enhanced intelligence gathering methods.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30379.mp3 Anjali Kundra - Co-founder & VP of Operations at Partender [caption id="attachment_20380" align="alignright" width="150"] Anjali Kundra[/caption] Anjali Kundra is Co-founder & VP of Operations at Partender, a great app that saves bars and restaurants tons of money. She also was a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Food & Drink winner. She was also the lead organizer for Startup Weekend in Gainesville, Florida. She was excited to set the event at Hackerspace. The event has become a hub for Gainesville startups/tech companies, culture, and art. She was proud and excited to represent Gainesville and Startup Weekend as a selected delegate for the official 2013 SO Summit and Global Entrepreneurial Congress in Rio, Brazil.     Mickey Connolly - Co-Founder and Chairman of Conversant and Author of The Vitality Imperative [caption id="attachment_20379" align="alignright" width="150"] Mickey Connolly[/caption] Mickey Connolly is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Conversant. For over 25 years Mickey and his colleagues have explored how communication impacts coordinated action and organizational culture. Working in global commercial companies, police departments, and military organizations has led to a conviction: any group can achieve more with less time, money, and stress if they apply the “communication for action” techniques. Mickey has worked with over 250,000 managers, educators, and negotiators to resolve conflict, improve relationships, and accelerate achievement. Conversant associates have worked in 400 organizations in 90 countries to achieve mission-critical goals ahead of time and under budget. Mickey and Richard Rianoshek are co-authors of "The Communication Catalyst: the Fast (but not stupid) Track to Value." ...