June 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30850.mp3 Michael Hoefflinger - Author of Becoming Facebook, Executive-In-Residence at XSeed Capital  [caption id="attachment_21569" align="alignright" width="150"] Mike Hoefflinger[/caption] After working directly for Andy Grove at Intel and as general manager of the Intel Inside program, Mike moved to Facebook to serve as Head of Global Business Marketing working with Sheryl Sandberg. During his nearly seven years there, the teams he built helped dramatically grow the advertising business during Facebook's unprecedented rise to global influence. He is now an executive-in-residence at XSeed Capital, author of Becoming Facebook (a ✭✭✭✭✭ #1 New Release in its category at Amazon.com) and has been featured at Bloomberg TV, SiriusXM, Forbes, LA Times, the Huffington Post, BloombergBusinessweek, Business Insider, Recode, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Talks at Google, Canada's Business News Network, Cheddar TV, CEOWorld magazine, KGO Radio, SocialPros Podcast and many others. Bobby Klinck - Intellectual Property Attorney for Klinck LLC, Author of The Entrepreneur's IP Planning Playbook: A Strategy Guide to Help Solopreneurs, Startup Founders, and Entrepreneurs Harness Their Intellectual Capital  [caption id="attachment_21570" align="alignright" width="150"] Bobby Klinck[/caption] Robert "Bobby" Klinck is the founder of Klinck LLC, an intellectual property boutique in Washington, D.C. He represents innovators, entrepreneurs, and businesses in intellectual property matters. His practice focuses intellectual property advising, planning, management, monetization, and litigation. Bobby has significant experience in intellectual property matters. He has assisted clients in developing strategies to monetize their intellectual property and has litigated contested infringement suits. He has represented clients with intellectual property spanning diverse technologies, including systems for the use in electronic commodity exchanges, online advertising, medical devices, computer chips, wireless data transmission systems, and chemical compounds. He is the author of Klinck LLC’s Startup IP Blog, Klinck LLC’s [Non]Obvious Insights Newsletter, and a book entitled Patent Litigation Primer: A Guide For Inventors And Business Owners.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30846.mp3 Roberta Matuson - The Talent Maximizer®, President of Matuson Consulting, International Best-Selling Author of Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around. [caption id="attachment_21526" align="alignright" width="150"] Roberta Matuson[/caption] For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies, including Best Buy, New Balance, The Boston Beer Company and small to medium-size businesses, achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. The world’s largest employment source Monster and retail giant Staples turn to Roberta for advice on matters related to talent. She is known world-wide as “The Talent Maximizer®" and is considered a leading authority on leadership and the strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty. Roberta has authored multiple books, including international best-seller Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around, a Washington Post Top 5 Book for Leaders, Talent Magnetism: How To Build a Workplace That Attracts and Keeps the Best, and the newly released The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers, and Profits. By her own wits—and through trial and error—Roberta has built on her success and has become an internationally-recognized thought leader and consultant, often appearing on television on programs such as CBS’s The Early Show, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, Fox Business News and on CNN International’s Quest on Business with Richard Quest.   Carl Gould - Entrepreneur, Award-Winning Business Growth Coach, #1 Best-Selling Author of Biz Dev Done Right: Demystifying the Sales Process and Achieving the Results You Want Carl is an authority on business growth who advises organizations to grow to the next level. He is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. His consulting firm, 7 Stage Advisors, has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. He has advised over 100 of the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest-Growing Companies, and currently works with the 9th fastest-growing company in NJ. Carl created the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world, and his methodologies are in practice in 35 countries. He has trained, certified or accredited over 7,000 Business Coaches and Mentors since 2002. Carl has written multiple books on the subject of business strategy, leadership and sustainable growth. He co-authored “Blueprint for Success” with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard; and his best-selling book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success”, lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. In 2016, Biz Dev Done Right became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. Each week Carl co-hosts “Quit and Get Rich” on iHeart® radio; and shares share his insights from working with top companies from around the world.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30843.mp3 Shayne Hughes - President of Learning as Leadership and Author of Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business [caption id="attachment_21535" align="alignright" width="150"] Shayne Hughes[/caption] Shayne is President and Culture Change Partner at Learning as Leadership. His expertise in creating cultures of open communication and collaboration has lead to substantial improvements in organizational and personal performance for such clients as Fairchild Semiconductor, NASA, Sandia National Laboratories, Shell Oil, and Encore Capital. He is also experienced in the complex dynamics of family businesses. Shayne co-wrote “Ego Free Leadership” with Brandon Black, former CEO of Encore Capital, which shares the insights and possibilities of LaL’s tools through the real-life experience of a public company executive team. Shayne co-authored an article on “Ecosystem Leadership” in Harvard’s Du Bois Review, was profiled in Psychology Today, and has been published in Diversity Executive Magazine, Forbes.com and the Huffington Post. Next he is co-authoring a leadership and organizational culture change book with a client, the former CEO of a large publicly traded company, about their journey to transform the company’s dysfunctions and performance issues into industry leadership, growth and profit. Tabitha Carro - Creator of Smartphone Marketing School, Entrepreneur, Teacher  [caption id="attachment_21536" align="alignright" width="150"] Tabitha Carro[/caption] Tabitha is an online entrepreneur and curriculum designer who has created 2 online schools - Smartphone Marketing School and Flap Jack Factory - and over 20 online courses. Through Smartphone Marketing School, she teaches students visual marketing strategies through smart phones, for smart phones. In addition to her online curriculum, Tabitha's teaching extends to the physical classroom as well - she has taught kindergarten for six years and is currently in her seventh year as a fourth grade Spanish immersion math and science teacher. Tabitha's online courses are enjoyed by students from all over the world. Erik Weihenmayer - Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Author of No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey To Kayak The Grand Canyon  [caption id="attachment_21544" align="alignright" width="150"] Erik Weihenmayer[/caption] On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. In 2008 he climbed Carstensz Pyramid on the island of Papua New Guinea, completing the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent.  This accomplishment closed the circuit on a 13-year journey that had begun with his 1995 ascent of Denali. He is joined by a select company of only 150 mountaineers to have accomplished the feat. As word spread about Erik’s remarkable achievements, the world took notice; shortly after his summit of Everest, he was honored with a Time cover story detailing his conquest of the world’s highest peak. Since then, he has traveled the world as a motivational speaker and authored multiple books, including his memoir, Touch the Top of the World, and most recently, No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. Find out more at www.touchthetop.com. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30841.mp3 Amir Baluch - #1 Best Selling Author of Make It, Keep It: The New Rules of Wealth Preservation for Doctors, Commercial Real Estate Consultant, Investor and Physician [caption id="attachment_21487" align="alignright" width="150"] Amir Baluch[/caption] Dr. Amir Baluch founded Baluch Bulletin to share his personal real estate and investment experience and expertise with his physician colleagues from around the globe. Amir and his team have closed over $450 million in real estate transactions over the past five years and have more than 200 years of combined experience in Texas real estate. In addition to being a successful real estate investor, Amir is also a licensed realtor, owner of Investment Club Realty, LLC, holds series 63 and 22 securities license, and is board certified in Anaesthesia. By prevetting CRE investments and finding off market value add projects, Amir and his acquisition team can provide some of the best projects with high reward/risk ratios in a turnkey fashion for accredited investors via online investing platform www.fundingnest.com.     Peter Winick - Founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage [caption id="attachment_21491" align="alignright" width="150"] Peter Winick[/caption] Peter Winick is a proven entrepreneurial-minded leader who leverages the power of internal and external relationships to accelerate growth within emerging and high-potential companies that have powerful intellectual property. As the CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage, Peter enables thought leaders, authors and gurus to monetize their content through books, keynote speaking, the creation of training services/ products and consulting/assessment tools. He starts at the strategic stage, defines the target market, assists in the creation of the offerings and solutions, and leads business development, sales and marketing of those solutions. Peter's accomplishments include: start-ups, turnarounds, and M&A (in the b2b services sector)—with results driven by practical strategy, focused execution, and a disciplined method of cost control.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30838.mp3 Dr. Archelle Georgiou - President of Georgiou Consulting and Author of Healthcare Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need [caption id="attachment_21476" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Archelle Georgiou[/caption] Dr. Archelle Georgiou is a nationally recognized physician and consumer advocate. As former Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare, she changed the company’s policies and eliminated the bureaucratic hassles that managed care companies impose on patients and physicians. She uses the media as a vehicle to educate consumers about their health and has a regular health news segment on KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. Archelle is an Executive in Residence at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. After spending thirteen years at UnitedHealth Group, she founded Georgiou Consulting in 2008 and uses her wide range of career experiences to help companies with innovative, effective healthcare solutions ignite change and drive growth. In February 2017, she’ll release her first book,“Health Care Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need.”   Mike MacCombie - Managing Partner at Evertrue Ventures [caption id="attachment_21479" align="alignright" width="122"] Mike MacCombie[/caption] Mike MacCombie started Evertrue Ventures as the Brown University alumni investment group. They look to invest in Seed to Series A companies led by or significantly connected to the Brown alumni community. There is something special about Brown University alumni and their alumni community possesses a wealth of experience and resources that can help as insightful investors, successful entrepreneurs, and passionate supporters. Evertrue Ventures launched in 2016 as the formal channel for them to connect -- to bring together Brown University alumni who will invest in, advise, and support alumni-led startups.  They have built partnerships with other alumni-based angel groups, accelerators, and venture capital firms, to build an extended pipeline of support for the Brown alumni entrepreneur community.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30837.mp3 Salvador Briggman - Founder of CrowdCrux, Blogger, Podcaster, YouTuber and Author  [caption id="attachment_21453" align="alignright" width="150"] Salvador Briggman[/caption] Salvador Briggman is passionate about two things: the crowdfunding industry and helping people reach their fundraising goals. From behind-the-scenes interviews of successful crowdfunders, in-depth research of crowdfunding trends, a decade of experience creating and marketing products, and five years spent working in and running startup companies, I bring you some awesome marketing tips, promotional resources, proven campaign strategies, and more. We help people run successful crowdfunding campaigns.   Melissa Eggleston - Content Strategist and Author of The Zombie Business Cure: How to Refocus your Company's Identity for More Authentic Communication [caption id="attachment_21456" align="alignright" width="150"] Melissa Eggleston[/caption] Melissa Eggleston is a content strategist and user experience (UX) specialist with clients throughout the United States. For businesses, nonprofits, and universities, she works as a consultant to eliminate zombie-like behavior one website at a time. Since 1997, she has created digital content for Bloomberg News, the Content Marketing Institute, Duke University, and many other organizations. Learn more at MelissaEgg.com. My work can include online and offline communication planning for a consistent and positive user experience. I often work for agencies and design/development teams. I’m able to see the big picture while also digging into the details. I’ve worked on projects for both tiny tech startups and big organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I recently wrote a fun book on content strategy!  The Zombie Business Cure: How to Refocus your Company’s Identity for More Authentic Communication offers real-life examples and practical tips.   Elizabeth Romero - SVP, Small Business Division Executive at Bank of America Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individuals, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company serves approximately 56 million U.S. consumer and small business relationships. It is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30826.mp3 Dawniel Winningham - CEO at The QUIT Code and America's #1 Quit Coach [caption id="attachment_21434" align="alignright" width="150"] Dawniel Winningham[/caption] Dawniel Patterson Winningham is America’s Leading Quit Coach. She is a Former JP Morgan Chase Vice President, Certified Executive Coach, Master Sales, Master Business, and Master Life Coach who left corporate America to live her dream of helping others live their dreams. She is the best-selling author of multiple books (her most recent book "Passion, Purpose, and Profit" debut at number one in five categories on Amazon). She has been featured in over 100 magazines (Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Essence Magazine) and online publications (Huffington Post, Careerbuilder.com, Todayshow.com) worldwide. Each day she empowers 1000’s of women to quit their job and live their dreams with practical tips and techniques and a mindset shift to match!     Mark Stoner - Director of Marketing at SirVent Franchising [caption id="attachment_15963" align="alignright" width="180"] Mark Stoner[/caption] Mark Stoner has been on the show before and we are excited to welcome him back. He is one of the founders ofSirVent Franchising. SirVent is a partnership created by industry members and leaders. The partners state their goals as: Raising the bar in the chimney & venting industry by providing business owners with excellent business operation systems, marketing & sales systems, and technical training for both business owners and employees. The partners hope to increase consumer awareness of the need for chimney and venting service by tapping into the estimated 95 percent of American homes that have never been serviced by a chimney or venting professional. “SirVent believes the chimney and venting service industry is still an emerging market with the potential to increase in size benefiting both new and existing chimney service companies.”  Mark is also President of Ashbusters Chimney Service and was a Torch Award Finalist from the Better Business Bureau. He won the NEXT Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Nashville Entrepreneur Organization. His company is an Angie's List Super Service Award Winner, has a Better Business Bureau A+ rating, and won the Services Select Award.   Pratima Aravabhoomi - Founder at CraftStreetDesign  [caption id="attachment_21446" align="alignright" width="150"] Pratima Aravabhoomi[/caption] Pratima Aravabhoomi is a successful serial entrepreneur, designer, writer, and speaker. Her business helps you get inspired to accomplish your goals, realize your dreams, and make a difference. At Craft Street Design, they bring you inspiration through meaningful quotes as prints. During a horrible point in her life, Pratima happened to see the quote on a painting that she had done a while ago, “The darkest hour is before dawn.” Something changed inside her. Suddenly her thoughts went from “I don’t want to live,” to “You got this!” Those five words, “The darkest hour is before dawn,” helped change the conversation in her head. It helped her focus on what was possible in the future instead of what she thought. She decided to take control. From that point on, Pratima began to collect other quotes to use as inspiration to achieve her dreams. That’s how her love for words was born. Now she works to help you feel the love, encouragement, and happiness that you deserve through the designs at Craft Street Design. They design meaningful art with words that you can keep for yourself or give to your loved ones.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30824.mp3 Scott Schwertly - Co-author of What's Your Presentation Persona? Discover Your Unique Communication Style and Succeed in Any Arena (Business Books) and CEO of Ethos3 [caption id="attachment_21419" align="alignright" width="150"] Scott Schwertly[/caption] Scott Schwertly is the Founder and CEO of Ethos3, a presentation design firm. He is also the creator of Badge, a proprietary presentation assessment tool which helps entrepreneurs discover and maximize their presentation style. Scott is the author of two books, "What's Your Presentation Persona?" (McGraw-Hill, 2017) and "How to be a Presentation God" (Wiley, 2011). If Scott is not co-hosting his Presentation Scientists podcast, you will find him on a long run, as a 2x Ironman, 7x marathoner, and competitive triathlete.   Steven Floyd - CEO & Founder of Focus1Advisors and Best-selling Tax Author  [caption id="attachment_21423" align="alignright" width="150"] Steven Floyd[/caption] Steven Floyd has been in the financial arena for over 35 years and is an experienced author, lecturer and tax strategist. Steven is passionate about the philosophy that “It is every citizen’s right and obligation to pay the least amount tax that is legally possible.” To that end, he has devoted his entire career to educating and guiding his clients to building and maintaining the wealth, that they have worked so hard for. He was a V.P. Commercial Loan Officer, managing a diverse portfolio of small to medium sized businesses. After several years in banking he moved to the private sector as CFO and Controller for a construction and development company, which provided him hands-on experience in the real estate industry. In 1992, Steven started working with other individuals as an equity partner in a variety of industries, which provided him insight on how the entrepreneur thinks and feels. Realizing his experiences and expertise were centered in business management and real estate, In 1998, he opened his own private financial practice firm that includes: tax planning & preparation, business management, investment advisory services and retirement/ estate planning services.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30819.mp3 Chris Butsch - Millennial and Happiness Expert and Author of The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness: Volume I [caption id="attachment_21392" align="alignright" width="150"] Chris Butsch[/caption] At age 26, Chris Butsch has been called "The Dr. Phil of Millennials" and "The Malcolm Gladwell of Happiness." After graduating from Vanderbilt in 2013, Chris entered a promising career in IT project management only to be diagnosed with clinical depression just before his 24th birthday. Realizing the gravity of the Millennial generation's struggle with happiness, Chris left his career to study happiness full-time, interviewing Millennials from 31 countries and researching cutting-edge happiness science. Chris published his first book, The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness, in January of 2017. Chris and his book have been featured in dozens of media outlets, and Chris has spoken at universities and organizations around the world.   Gary Stone - Author of Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom in 15 Minutes a Week and Founder/Director of Share Wealth Systems, Investment Guru [caption id="attachment_21396" align="alignright" width="150"] Gary Stone[/caption] Gary Stone has been investing, researching, and coaching in the stock market for over 26 years. He founded Share Wealth Systems in 1995, and has empowered and trained thousands of everyday people to achieve a better life and retirement through stock market investing. Recent research shows that around 80% of current workers of all ages will not have enough of a nest egg to provide for a comfortable and independent retirement. For over 20 years Gary has pioneered a smarter approach to investing – one that actually achieves real results! Their innovative products have been designed to educate, guide and support both new and experienced investors achieve portfolio growth. Gary has a BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science. He has run many marathons and ultramarathons, and is a keen golfer with a single figure handicap.   Todd Hollander - EVP, Head of Business Banking at Union Bank [caption id="attachment_16485" align="alignright" width="188"] Todd Hollander[/caption] Todd Hollander has been on the show before. He is a managing director and head of Business Banking for MUFG Union Bank, N.A.  The Business Banking group serves businesses with up to $50 million in annual revenues and offers a comprehensive group of products and services for businesses and their owners, including deposit solutions, loans, lines of credit, specialized credit programs and online business products.  A 25-year industry veteran, Todd served as vice chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association’s (CBA) Small Business Banking Committee during 2015.  In October 2015, he began serving a two-year term as the committee’s chairman.  He graduated from San Diego State University and completed post graduate work at Stanford, the University of Chicago, and the Consumer Bankers Association’s Graduate School of Retail Bank Management. Union Bank announced the results of its annual Small Business Economic Survey, showing that small business owners are less optimistic about 2016 than 2015 mainly because of uncertainty surrounding election implications and interest rates.  Half of business owners are either unprepared or don’t know if they are prepared for interest rate chances.  Forty four percent of owners believe the Affordable Care Act is the most concerning election issue for them, followed by immigration, equal pay and foreign trade.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30820.mp3 Ken Rutsky - B2B Market Leadership & Go to Market Effectiveness Consultant, Speaker, & Coach and Author of Launching to Leading: How B2B Market Leaders Create Flashmobs, Marshal Parades and Ignite Movements [caption id="attachment_21371" align="alignright" width="150"] Ken Rutsky[/caption] Ken Rutsky helps B2B growth company executives to breakthrough and achieve and grow market leadership in new and existing markets. His clients not only lead, they improve key sales and marketing metrics like leads to revenue and opportunities to close. He has spent 20+ years in B2B marketing roles, launching the Intel Inside broadcast co-op program in 1991 and the Internet’s first affiliate marketing program, Netscape Now, at Netscape from 1995-99. He also has been CMO at several start-ups and has run network security marketing at McAfee. In the 7 years of his consulting practice, Ken’s clients – including FireEye, Nimsoft, and others – have generated over $6B of shareholder value through IPOs and acquisitions, while several others have reached private equity valuations of $1B+.     Lyndsay Phillips - Owner of Smooth Sailing Business Growth [caption id="attachment_21376" align="alignright" width="150"] Lyndsay Phillips[/caption] Lyndsay Phillips is CEO and Captain of Smooth Sailing Business Growth – a content marketing company for life & business coaches, accountants, authors and other online entrepreneurs across North America. Through her amazing team, they support emerging entrepreneurs who are seeking fast paced business growth but have finally come to the realization that they can’t do it alone, do it all and do it well. One of the most challenging aspects of growing a business is reaching that point where you realize that you not only can’t do it all but that growth is slipping through your fingers, because none of it is getting done or getting done well. Lyndsay specializes in strategizing and implementing all of your content marketing and sales funnel efforts so that you can focus on what you do best (and what you love) without killing yourself, trying to figure it all out on your own, doing it inconsistently and burning the candles at both ends.     ...