February 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30502.mp3 Dr. Michael Bennett & Sarah Bennett - Authors of F*ck Love: One Shrink's Sensible Advice for Finding a Lasting Relationship and the Bloggers at FxckFeelings.com  [caption id="attachment_14474" align="alignleft" width="165"] Sarah Bennett[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14483" align="alignright" width="188"] Dr. Michael Bennett[/caption] This is Dr. and Sarah Bennett's second time on the show. Dr. Michael Bennett, educated at both Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, is a board-certified psychiatrist. His major interest is his private practice which he’s been running for almost thirty years. Sarah Bennett has written for magazines, the Internet, television, and books. She also spent two years writing for a monthly sketch comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. When not living by her philosophy of “will write for food,” Sarah walks her dog and avoids eye contact with other humans. Together, they wrote the New York Times bestselling F*ck Feelings, the only self-help book you’ll ever need. They have followed it up with F@ck Love, their new book perfectly timed for Valentine's.     Sandra Reich - Clinical Director of the Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression, Professional Speaker, Radio Host & Bestselling Author [caption id="attachment_20102" align="alignright" width="177"] Sandra Reich[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20977" align="alignleft" width="240"] Palace Resort Cancun[/caption] Sandra Reich has also ben a guest before on the show. Last time she helped us conquer our anxiety and depression, but today she is with us to talk about marriage, love and her couple's retreat held in Mexico and Canada. She is the Clinical Director of The Montreal Center for Anxiety & Depression, The Co-Director of Empowered Women Workshops, Co-Director of Anxiety Videos, Founder of Sandra Reich’s Couple Retreats and a Licensed Psychotherapist. Sandra is also a bestselling author of a #1 self-help book on relationships, Once upon a Time - How Cinderella Grew up and Became a Happy Empowered Woman, a TV & radio personality and a well-known expert on anxiety, family issues, relationships and much more. Sandra is currently hosting her own internet radio program “STRAIGHT TALK with Sandra Reich” on VoiceAmerica. The program allows Sandra to share the secrets that she knows to be true on living your best life and have the life of your dreams!   Brian Ford - Financial Well-Being Executive at onUp from SunTrust [caption id="attachment_21001" align="alignright" width="189"] Brian Ford[/caption] Brian Nelson Ford serves as the Financial Well-Being executive for SunTrust Banks. He is with us today to serve new survey results on what we look for in spouses and partners. SunTrust is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being, and is leading a movement to inspire Americans to gain financial confidence, offering tools and resources through onUp.com. In his role, Brian is responsible for the design and implementation of internal and external financial well-being programs, including Momentum onUp, a financial fitness program for companies of all sizes. He is an accomplished and well-respected author and speaker and has authored The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness, a book focused on helping individuals and families put their financial lives in harmony with their deepest values. He has also authored an award-winning children’s book titled Marshmallows and Bikes – Teaching Children (and Adults) Personal Finance. Among the companies that he has delivered keynote addresses to, include: Chevrolet, Overstock.com, Auto Dealers Association Convention, 1800 CONTACTS, Toyota, Bankers Association Convention, Ancestry.com, Holiday Inn, and eBay.   And Jim's special Valentine's Day decorations...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30500.mp3 Travis Brodeen - Co-founder and CTO of Newchip [caption id="attachment_20848" align="alignright" width="170"] Travis Brodeen[/caption] Travis Brodeen’s non-traditional career path began in the e-commerce arena with Shopping.com, when the dot-com sector was beginning to materialize as a market. A business foray next took Travis to Microsoft certified partner, KORE, where the then-19-year-old helped bring the majority of Los Angeles record labels into the digital age. Next, Travis was brought on as co-founder and CTO for Physiciansite.com, where he successfully raised $10M in venture capital at the ripe age of 21. He then joined Buy.com, which had recently had a $900M IPO. From there, he withdrew from the dot-com world to work with Ernst & Young’s grey hat hacker group, E Security Online. Travis played a critical role in delivering the first online Pay Per View event in history and was vital in building the world’s first online shopping cart. In 2012, he helped found the 21st fastest growing private company in America (and #1 in Austin), Charfen Institute. Today, he is building a crowdfunding marketplace called Newchip.      Nicole Ertas - Author of Free Range Brands and Founder of The Ertas Group  [caption id="attachment_20921" align="alignright" width="180"] Nicole Ertas[/caption] Nicole Ertas is a recognized global brand strategist, author, and speaker who has helped build many of the world’s finest and most powerful brands. Her thinking has been embraced by companies such as Beam Suntory, Wrigley, SC Johnson, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Kraft, and Nestle. Nicole’s success in global innovation and brand leadership gained her recognition in Forbes, The New York Times and selected to be one of Crain’s Chicago “40 Under 40.” She is also the founder and president of The Ertas Group, a distinguished network of provocative thinkers, strategists, innovators, and creative change-agents who help global brands cultivate, validate and activate cutting-edge brand strategies. Today, Nicole continues to help global brand leaders rethink how they bring their brands to market and navigate the ever-changing terrain of brand building.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30492.mp3 W. Brad Johnson, PhD - Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, Faculty Associate at Johns Hopkins University and Author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women [caption id="attachment_20843" align="alignright" width="210"] Brad Johnson[/caption] W. Brad Johnson, PhD is professor of psychology at the United States Naval Academy, and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Medical Clinic at Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology. He is recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. He has served as chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee and as president of the Society for Military Psychology. Dr. Johnson is the author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of mentoring—and 13 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. Books of related interest include: On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, The Elements of Mentoring, The Elements of Ethics for Professionals, and Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way.      Zachary Barden - Founder of BUZZ COCOA [caption id="attachment_20927" align="alignright" width="180"] Zachary Barden[/caption] Zachary Barden created BUZZ COCOA in an effort to serve the need of those who do not find coffee or tea desirable. Indulge in the delicious appeal of hot cocoa, savor the caffeinated experience! This ingenious blend of caffeine and hot chocolate provides the powerful effects of coffee with the tastiness of hot cocoa. Each scoop of BUZZ contains approximately 75 mg of caffeine, with each serving size providing 150 mg of caffeine (2 scoops). Zach is also the Principal Consultant at Exapto Enterprises, has worked with 130+ startups & entrepreneurs, has helped brand non-profits & raise seven figure campaigns, has networked with countless Fortune 500 CEOs, and genuinely enjoys entrepreneurship & business.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30491.mp3 Maci Peterson - Co-Founder and CEO of On Second Thought [caption id="attachment_20908" align="alignright" width="207"] Maci Peterson[/caption] Maci Peterson is a Millennial entrepreneur and marketing expert. She has been named “Tech’s Newest Innovator” by Essence Magazine, and is a recognized subject-matter expert and advisor on entrepreneurship, innovation and diversity initiatives. Maci is the co-founder and CEO of On Second Thought, a messaging app whose patented technology lets users take back text messages before they get to the other person’s phone. She has been recognized on Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30 List” of 2016, and Washington Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 List” of 2015. In addition, Maci has been identified as a rising leader in technology by Revolt TV, and one of the “29 People You Should Know” by BET. Maci began On Second Thought after winning 1st Place in the #StartupOasis pitch competition at South by Southwest in 2014. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of the former Mwari Magazine, a digital publication for women of the African Diaspora ages 18-24. It was one of the first of its kind, and she grew the circulation to 130,000 readers. Maci has been featured by NPR, Inc Magazine, Headline News, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Black Enterprise, Essence Magazine, Buzzfeed, BET, Fox and many other media outlets.      Ilene Marcus - Author of Managing Annoying People: 7 Proven Tactics To Maximize Team Performance [caption id="attachment_20911" align="alignright" width="210"] Ilene Marcus[/caption] Ilene Marcus is a dynamic, results-driven leader with expertise in complex workplace environments. With professional experiences ranging from the public sector to the tech pioneer DoubleClick, from stalwart nonprofit organizations to healthcare companies, and from product-driven small businesses to leading CEO organization Vistage International, Ilene has had the opportunity to work with plenty of annoying people. She holds two master’s degrees from Columbia University in social work and public administration, giving her a unique skill set that has served her well throughout her career in the C-suite. Serving under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Marcus spearheaded New York City’s historic welfare reform, which involved managing millions of dollars and 10,000 people. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University for ten years, she also mentors business leaders. Ilene seeks to help drive their agenda to build workplaces where success, inspiration, kindness, and joy define the culture.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30485.mp3 Henry J. Evans - Owner of Get Clear Marketing [caption id="attachment_20974" align="alignright" width="180"] Henry Evans[/caption] Henry Evans’ passion is helping small business owners succeed by “Getting Clear” about their marketing. He has been getting results with sales and marketing for over 20 years and began his sales and marketing training working for Warren Buffet selling the “Buffalo Evening News” at age 14. He has successfully marketed and sold everything from newspapers to office buildings, kitchen remodeling to enterprise software licenses, and cutlery to tactical targets. Henry has been able to excel in all of these due to a unique combination of sales and marketing savvy, technological aptitude and a “make it happen” attitude. He generated over $15,000,000 in sales and has engineered a $189,000 payday in 90 minutes. He loves helping entrepreneurs and small business owners grow and become more successful.      Dr. Diane Hamilton - Award-Winning Speaker, Trainer and Educator  [caption id="attachment_20904" align="alignright" width="180"] Dr. Diane Hamilton[/caption] Dr. Diane Hamilton is a professor, author, and expert in the fields of management, marketing, personality, leadership, and motivation. She draws on her decades of work experience in software, computers, corporate training, pharmaceuticals, real estate, mortgage lending, social media, and publishing. Dr. Diane is the author of three books: "The Online Student’s User Manual," "How to Reinvent Your Career," and "It’s Not You It’s Your Personality." She is a sought-after expert speaker, and her talks are featured by top companies like Forbes. Her experience includes presenting to and interviewing leaders from some of the top organizations in the modern workplace. She has extensive experience delivering live presentations, training sessions, and webinars. With a Ph.D. in Business, her experience includes teaching more than 1000 business-related courses and she is a qualified Myers Briggs and a certified Emotional Intelligence instructor.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30482.mp3 Brant Cooper - Founder of Moves the Needle, NYT Bestselling Author of The Lean Entrepreneur: How Visionaries Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets and Keynote Speaker [caption id="attachment_20898" align="alignright" width="189"] Brant Cooper[/caption] Brant Cooper travels the globe speaking with entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs about how to discover and create new value and about empowering individuals to make the change they want to see in the world. Brant is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Lean Entrepreneur" and Co-founder of Moves the Needle. MTN ignites entrepreneurial action within organizations by educating, enabling and empowering people to be closer to the customer, move faster and act bolder. Leveraging design thinking and Lean Startup principles tailored for the enterprise, MTN's lean innovation bootcamps, accelerator programs and strategic advising create immediate and lasting impact.      Matt Ruedlinger - President of Triple R Marketing, President of Joan's'​ Caramels and President of Fanvious [caption id="attachment_20900" align="alignright" width="180"] Matt Ruedlinger[/caption] As Founder and CEO of the marketing firm Triple R Marketing, Matt Ruedlinger has been described as “highly creative with an unparalleled understanding of service.” With over 20 years experience in Marketing and Sales, Matt has helped small-local businesses and brand-name Fortune 500 companies alike become leaders in their industry. He has worked alongside world-renowned author and sales expert Jeffrey Gitomer, and has helped businesses promote their products at high-profile events such as the Sport Emmy Awards. Matt’s vision of Triple R Marketing is key to his core belief and operating principles, driving him to create distinguished customer experiences. He said, “Customer experiences are not planned based on data, they happen when you empower the right people who love what they do, and I love what I do.”     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30480.mp3 Chino Lex - App Store Optimization Guru  [caption id="attachment_20892" align="alignright" width="174"] Chino Lex[/caption] Chino Lex is a Serial Entrepreneur and a Mobile Growth Consultant. At 18, he dropped out of the University of Washington to start an app company, Select Apps. By night he built the company, while working as a carpet cleaner by day. With zero marketing spend and zero outside capital, the company published over 160 iOS apps and 30 Android apps with users across 155 countries worldwide. His world-class knowledge in App Store Optimization, better known as ASO, has resulted in a Top 1% ASO track record. Over 50 of his apps have hit Apple's Top Charts and his Apps have totaled about 5 million users. The app portfolio was acquired in 2016. He has appeared in media publications like Yahoo Finance, Forbes, Inc Magazine, and the Huffington Post.      Sid Mohasseb - Strategic Innovation Leader, Venture Investor, Speaker and Author of The Caterpillar's Edge: Evolve, Evolve Again, and Thrive in Business [caption id="attachment_20894" align="alignright" width="180"] Sid Mohasseb[/caption] At 21, Sid Mohasseb started and later sold his first company. At 25, he taught comparative Eastern and Western philosophy. At 27, he became the youngest partner in the history of The SGS Consulting Group. Since then, Sid has founded and led several early-stage and hyper-growth companies from inception to acquisition. He has also led company turnarounds — from near bankruptcy to profitability and has faced, accepted, and overcome his share of failures in ideas and ventures. Sid has served on the boards of over a dozen profit and non-profit companies — as observer, as director, and as chairman. He has mentored dozens of entrepreneurs, met with hundreds of start-up companies, and reviewed countless business plans and taught Strategy Management, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, negotiation and Data Analytics to MBAs at University of Southern California (USC), Chapman University, and University of California in Irvine (UCI).     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30472.mp3 Tom Hogan - Principal and Creative Director at Crowded Ocean, Marketing Agency for Startups and Author of The Ultimate Start-Up Guide: Marketing Lessons, War Stories, and Hard-Won Advice from Leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors [caption id="attachment_20877" align="alignright" width="160"] Tom Hogan[/caption] Tom Hogan is a skilled strategic marketer and served as VP of Corporate Marketing for Oracle, VitalSigns Software and Lucent. Tom Started ORACLE Magazine and was one of the creators of Oracle OpenWorld. He was a principal for Hogan Communications, which worked with the VC community to position, develop and launch portfolio companies. Now, he is founder and principal of Crowded Ocean, a marketing agency that specializes in technology startups in their first stages of going to market. Their value proposition is simple: give them 6 months and we'll put you on the map and position you to succeed in the long run. Crowded Ocean is a two-person marketing firm that works exclusively with VCs and their high tech portfolio clients. They have worked with and launched such companies as Palo Alto Networks, Clearwell, Nimble Storage, Druva and Sumo Logic.      Case Polen - President and Co-Founder of BeachParking.com  Case Polen is part of the team at BeachParking.com. They aim to revolutionize the beach parking experience by providing convenience, security, and peace of mind through detailed parking information and online reservations. Finding a parking spot may be the most difficult aspect of your day trip next to traffic. Many drivers utilize parking apps to guarantee their spot on arrival to the city or airport. Why not the beach? At BeachParking.com, their goal is to make the best of your day in the sun with detailed parking information and a no-hassle guaranteed spot near the beach. Case is currently a senior at the University of Connecticut and part of the NextGen community.      Doug Zarkin - Chief Marketing Officer of Pearle Vision [caption id="attachment_20886" align="alignright" width="174"] Doug Zarkin[/caption] Doug Zarkin is a senior-level, global strategic marketing executive with an impressive array of honors and recognition for his marketing and brand building successes in the retail arena. In 2002, Doug joined Avon Products, Inc. as Director of Marketing and Creative Services. It was there that he launched and managed “Mark,” a domestic and international brand targeted to upscale young women, amassing $118 million in sales in 18 months. In 2005, Doug assumed the role of Vice President of Marketing for Victoria’s Secret brand Pink. He achieved a +$400 million cross-category brand and stand-alone business. In 2012, Doug joined Luxottica as the Chief Marketing Officer for Pearle Vision where he is currently responsible for the global strategic marketing, visual merchandising, product promotion and store design for Luxottica's near Billion dollar, 600 locations global optical franchise business. In 2015, Doug was recognized with a Silver Effie for marketing excellence in HealthCare Services Marketing for leading the brand revitalization work for Pearle Vision. Today, Doug is with us to talk about Wise Healthcare Month and new survey data on building trust.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30470.mp3 Jacob Goodman - Co-President and Owner at Fresh Prints [caption id="attachment_20867" align="alignright" width="206"] Jacob Goodman[/caption] Fresh Prints was founded by two students at Washington University in St. Louis and one student at University of Pennsylvania back in 2009. They set out to do one thing: help make it insanely fun for people to order custom apparel. They believed in running a company the right way: by treating their customers like family and making transparency a priority. Fast forward five years and they've worked hard to stay true to that mission by focusing on building honest (and friendly) relationships with our customers. When people say Fresh Prints, Jacob Goodman and his team want them to think of their fun Uncle Ted, not the monotone customer service rep answering a corporate hotline.  Jacob ran another business in college too, a trucking company for students!       Samir Goel - Co-founder of Transfernation and Esusu [caption id="attachment_20870" align="alignright" width="216"] Samir Goel[/caption] Samir is a social entrepreneur, writer, and connector committed to bridging the public and private sectors by bringing together diverse communities to solve the globes biggest challenges. In 2015, Samir Co-Founded Esusu, a platform that leverages community-based savings to empower users to better save their income, access larger amounts of capital, and build credit when denied financial access. Prior to Esusu, Samir Co-Founded and remains the Chair of Transfernation, a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit which uses technology to ensure excess food from events goes toward underserved communities across New York City. To-date Transfernation has rescued over 52,000 thousand pounds of food and impacted approximately 43,300 lives. In addition to his work as a social entrepreneur, Samir is a Business Leadership Associate at LinkedIn where he spends his time creating economy opportunity for underserved communities. During his time at LinkedIn, Samir has spent time working in Customer Success, Talent Acquisition, Customer Operations, and is in transition to a new role in Dublin as part of the Sales Operations Team focused on Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Previously Samir worked at The United Nations, Venture for America, and consulted for various small non-profits and startups In addition, Samir is an avid writer, who frequently contributes for LinkedIn, The Muse, Startup Grind, Mogul, and Quartz on social justice, career search, and entrepreneurship. In the future, Samir plans to continue finding ways to bridge the global opportunity gap and create equitable systems.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30465.mp3 Jon Levy - Human Behavior Scientist and Author of The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure [caption id="attachment_20818" align="alignright" width="130"] Jon Levy[/caption] Jon Levy is a behavior scientist best known for his work in influence, networking and adventure. He is the author of "The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure," and the Founder of The Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience that has been attend by hundreds of Nobel laureates, Olympians, celebrities, executives, royalty, and more. In his free time, Jon works on outrageous projects. He spent a year traveling weekends to the world’s greatest events (Grand Prix, Art Basel, Sundance, Burning Man, Running of the Bulls, Cannes, etc.) and barely survived to tell the tale. Prior to that, taking control of his health and wellness, he was a before-and-after fitness model for a 90-day video training program. Other projects have included unscripted television, mobile apps, books and alcohol development, to name a few. As a by-product of his projects and travels, Jon has fostered a reputation for being one of the foremost experts on Adventure. With more than 15 years experience in the digital landscape, Jon has worked with countless brands and companies to support their efforts for consumer engagement, customer acquisition, and product development. Applying the latest research in neuroscience and behavior, proven best practices and trend watching, Jon has developed solutions that delight his clients and their customers alike.      Nathan Ryan - CEO at Toi [caption id="attachment_20821" align="alignright" width="180"] Nathan Ryan[/caption] Nathan Ryan is a 10-year veteran of the creative services industry and has consulted on and designed projects of various shapes and size throughout his career. He developed his leadership and creative skills while working with The Walt Disney Company and co-founding Proxart, an organization and publication dedicated to creating art and community in cities around the world. These opportunities lead him to start working with early-stage startups funded by Mark Cuban as a founding member of Toi—a new kind of digital agency committed to predictable processes, transparent pricing, and sustainable staffing. Now, five years later, as CEO of Toi Nathan oversees the company’s strategy, operations, and client happiness. His past experience includes multi-disciplined leadership roles in strategy, UX/UI and graphic design, marketing, entrepreneurship, and technology. He is also an avowed policy and public service wonk, advising and working on campaigns in association with Immigrant Heritage Month and others alongside The White House.     ...