July 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30985.mp3   Jim Palmer - Newsletter Guru and Author of Just Say Yes: Create Your Dream Business and Live Your Dream Lifestyle  [caption id="attachment_22244" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Palmer[/caption] Jim Palmer is a coach, author, entrepreneur, speaker, and marketing guru, and this is his fourth time on the show! He is the founder of the Dream Business Academy and Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind Program. Jim is also the founder and CEO of several businesses including Success Advantage Publishing, No Hassle Newsletters, No Hassle Social Media, and Concierge Print & Mail on Demand. Jim is the host of Newsletter Guru TV, the hit weekly Web TV show watched by thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners, and he also hosts Stick Like Glue Radio, a weekly podcast based on his unique brand of smart marketing and business building strategies. Oh, and the boat on the cover of "Just Say Yes" is his!!   Drew Davis - Founder of 86 Gravity and Author of What I Learned Before 30 [caption id="attachment_22250" align="alignright" width="150"] Drew Davis[/caption] Drew Davis has had a careers in both restaurants and start ups, so he is no stranger to the travails of leadership, mentor-ship, and management in chaotic, cash-constrained environments. Drew currently serves as Human Capital Advisor to Fulcrum Investing and as an Engagement Manager for Artemis Connection. He recently published his first book, "What I Learned Before 30." Drew climbed the ladder of the restaurant industry with a great deal of empathy, a little bit of luck, and a massive amount of overconfidence. After graduating from Harvard in 2009, he worked his way up from being a busboy in Boston to being a beverage director for Momofuku in NYC. He joined the Eastman Egg team in January 2014 and served as COO for three years, growing the company to four operating units. Drew also grew its revenues and team each by a factor of 10. He is now an expert on creating positive and sustainable employee culture in order to reach a company's overall goals (a win-win for everyone).   Josh Seibert - Author of Winning From Failing and President of Training & Development Solutions of Sandler Training Center [caption id="attachment_21678" align="alignright" width="150"] Josh Seibert[/caption] Josh Seibert’s new book "Winning from Failing: Build and Lead a Corporate Learning Culture for High Performance" shows company leaders how to harness the natural adult learning progression. His book shows sales leaders (and others) how to create, support, and sustain a workplace learning culture that measurably improves performance. Launching such a culture always starts with top management’s recognition that it is it essential for people to fail - within clearly defined boundaries. The book is a proven road map for creating a high-performance learning culture in the workplace, based on the principles of the Sandler Selling System.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30981.mp3 Professor Natasha Bowman - International Keynote Speaker, President of Performance ReNEW, Forbes Coaches Council and Author of You Can't Do That at Work! 100 Legal Mistakes That Managers Make in the Workplace [caption id="attachment_22174" align="alignright" width="150"] Natasha Bowman[/caption] Natasha Bowman's book, "You Can't Do That at Work," has been trending in top 20 best selling hot new releases in its category recently! She talks about general things employers and employees should know about their rights at work; how working parents can ask for flex time in the summer and sexual harassment at Uber, Fox News and others. Natasha is an expert in organizational leadership and development, human resources management and employment law. She has a rich history of working with small and large organizations, engaging with professionals at every level. Her past corporate positions include corporate employment compliance manager, human resources manager for 13 multi-unit locations, and regional human resources manager supporting unionized and non-unionized manufacturing facilities across five states. She is currently a healthcare executive. Her experience includes developing corporate HR policies, employee growth and retention strategies, executive coaching, business process improvement, unionized and non-unionized manufacturing consulting, and succession management and planning. Natasha is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University, Manhattan College, and formerly at Georgetown University. She has provided leadership and HR consultations for The Heritage Foundation, Knowledge International, and Wiley Publishing. Natasha has also been a contributing author for several labor and employment law related publications.   Jack Quarles - Better Stewardship of Time, Money, Opportunity, International Speaker and Author of Expensive Sentences: Debunking the Common Myths that Derail Decisions and Sabotage Success [caption id="attachment_22177" align="alignright" width="150"] Jack Quarles[/caption] Jack Quarles is a bestselling author and the founder of Buying Excellence, a company that helps businesses choose the right solutions and vendors. Over the last 15 years, Jack has helped dozens of businesses increase profits and have better outcomes and brighter futures. His past work has focused on selling, RFPs and RFQs, negotiation, and reducing costs. His book "How Smart Companies Save Money" was a number one bestseller on Amazon. He also co-authored "Same Side Selling." His latest book, "Expensive Sentences," reveals how to transform ways companies do things in order to boost bottom lines. He has worked on cost reduction project teams for Accenture, Bridge Strategy, Mercer Management Consulting, and McKinsey. He has been a highly-rated speaker at national conferences, CEO groups, and business gatherings.    Mark Daoust - Founder and CEO of Quiet Light Brokerage, Inc. [caption id="attachment_22181" align="alignright" width="150"] Mark Daoust[/caption] Mark Daoust is founder and owner of Quiet Light Brokerage. They help entrepreneurs in the online and internet business sectors sell their websites for maximum value and they provide free consultation and valuation services to assist entrepreneurs, CEO's, and founders determine the value of their online properties. Late in 2006, Mark received a call from a good friend and fellow entrepreneur who was considering selling his 8-year-old web hosting website. Just 10 months prior, Mark had sold his own profitable website and was looking for a new direction, like helping entrepreneurs sell their sites. Today, entrepreneurs recognize Quiet Light Brokerage as a leading voice and authority in the emerging niche of selling and buying profitable websites. They have sold over 500 websites with over $100,000,000 in total transaction value.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30974.mp3  TYE Global Business Plan Competition  Amyn Sadruddin - Program Director at TiE Atlanta [caption id="attachment_22226" align="alignright" width="150"] Amyn Sadruddin[/caption] TiE is the world's largest network of entrepreneurs. With over 12,000 members worldwide, TiE is the leading organization for all things entrepreneurship. TiE stands for ‘The Indus Entrepreneurs.' It has been a strong belief of the TiE team that the organization offers a significant platform to bring together the entrepreneurs around the world for a shared purpose and vision. TiE is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Entrepreneurship. It is an open, inclusive, and transparent organization in its beliefs and actions. TiE Youth Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a global program aimed at fostering our future generation of entrepreneurs. TYE teaches entrepreneurship to high school students and helping them discover the benefits and challenges of a life as an entrepreneur. During the program, the students form teams, go through classroom session modules, then write their own business plans. Teams compete at the chapter local finals first and each local winner goes on to the Global Competition to compete for $10,000. TYE has over 20 chapters throughout the TiE network participating each year. This year, the Global Finals were held on June 23rd, 2017 in Irvine, California.   Ananya Ganesh - Founder of Chill Wipes Chill Wipes are all-natural wipes that helps athletes and fans beat the heat at sports games. This team won first place overall and best elevator pitch. [caption id="attachment_22222" align="alignleft" width="560"] Shreya Rekapalli, Anuj Das, Ananya Ganesh, Alexs Gonzalez and Anushka Koratana[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_22231" align="alignright" width="150"] Annie Barnicle[/caption] Annie Barnicle - Founder and CEO of Tasteback Tasteback is a website that filters through restaurants in your area based on your dietary restrictions. Basically it is like Yelp for food allergies and restrictions. The Tastback team won the award for best customer validation.           ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30969.mp3 James Sudakow - Founder & Principal at CH Consulting and Author of Picking the Low Hanging Fruit: And Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World [caption id="attachment_22155" align="alignright" width="150"] James Sudakow[/caption] James Sudakow asks, "Are you interested in baking something into a process? Or maybe you just feel like drilling down after a nice data dump so you can flesh out a straw dog to help everyone get their ducks in a row and sing from the same song-sheet. Leading a paradigm shift?" Whether you understood any of that or had no clue what you just read, "Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit… And Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World" will shed an irreverent light on the weird things we say in the business world every day. His company, CH Consulting, focuses on two fundamental areas, both significantly related to how organizations can effectively improve business results using strong people practices. First, they help leaders of companies transform their functions, organizations, business units, and departments to meet dynamic and changing business needs. Second, by building, implementing, and managing management and people, they create strategies that help optimize business results.   Donna Bak - Author of Patient Care The Sandler Way: Running a Great Medical Practice That Has Patients Cheering and Staff Engaged [caption id="attachment_22159" align="alignright" width="150"] Donna Bak[/caption] Donna Bak is part of the Sandler Training network. Sandler has hundreds of centers that teach leadership and sales techniques. Leaders of Connecticut companies trust and rely on her to accelerate the profitability of their firm by driving increased revenue of at least 15% while containing operational costs. She does this by building high performing people and teams that deliver. Donna is also author of the book, "Patient Care the Sandler Way." It is a RX for medical practices in the changing face of business and brings the same dedication to medical businesses that Sandler has for all business.   John Danner - WSJ Bestselling Author of Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win and UC Berkeley-Haas & Princeton faculty member [caption id="attachment_22169" align="alignright" width="150"] John Danner[/caption] John Danner is a trusted advisor, teacher, author, and speaker and has spent decades helping leaders and their organizations navigate rapidly changing environments to their advantage. John teaches courses on strategy, innovation, and venture development at UC Berkeley and Princeton University. In addition, John is also a senior moderator for the Aspen Institute and a frequent, highly regarded keynoter and speaker at conferences and seminars around the world, including TEDx and TED Global. He is the co-author of two best-selling books: "Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win" and "The Other ‘F’ Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work." His articles and interviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, Entrepreneur, Chief Executive and other media channels.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30967.mp3 Ram Iyer - Professional Business Mentor & Speaker, Mid-market Expert, and Podcast Host [caption id="attachment_21696" align="alignright" width="150"] Ram Iyer[/caption] Ram Iyer is a recognized expert on mid-market companies and the importance of passion for entrepreneurs. He has developed a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the mid-market, having interviewed over 50 mid-market CEOs and speaking with thought leaders and experts on the mid-market.  After extensive discussions with these executives, Ram conceived the Midmarket Institute as a source of research, tools, community, and advocacy. A prolific writer, Ram has been published in top trade journals and has been featured in Money Magazine, Fortune and CFO Magazine. He is currently writing a book about how mid-market companies can survive and thrive in a recession. A former venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and executive at companies such as Boeing and Lucent, Ram is a speaker sought by conference organizers, associations and universities in the US and in Asia. He started companies, worked at start-ups, midsize and large companies in engineering, manufacturing, operations, marketing and strategy and at the Business Thinking Institute, he is systematically harnessing the knowledge of successful business people and those seeking greater success in business. They assess, inform (knowledge center, podcasts), coach and have a community of fellow business achievers discussing things they 'forgot' to teach you in business school.   Leslie Shore - Owner of Listen to Succeed and Author of Listen To Succeed [caption id="attachment_18552" align="alignright" width="180"] Leslie Shore[/caption] Leslie Shore has been on the show before to talk about listening, but today she is sharing her insights into millennials. She is the owner of Listen to Succeed, a consultancy that focuses on helping its personal and professional clients achieve their highest level of effective communication. Her seminars, facilitation, and training in listening effectiveness, organizational structure and change, and cultural diversity help corporations, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, health professionals, and educational institutions in the development of intra-personal communication skills. We are excited to have her back!   Rosanne DeTorres - Divorce Attorney and KPI Expert [caption id="attachment_22137" align="alignright" width="150"] Rosanne DeTorres[/caption] Rosanne DeTorres tripled the volume of her law practice in three years by paying attention to her Key Performance Indicators (KPI). When she started her practice, she had no business experience, but when she learned and utilized her performance indicators, her business grew rapidly. Rosanne was recently featured in INC.com and  Sales & Marketing Management. She concentrates her practice in family law cases, including divorce, custody, domestic violence, grandparent’s rights, juvenile delinquency, and is a trained family mediator. Rosanne is also trained as a Collaborative Law attorney and is an accomplished Appellate attorney having taken a number of cases to the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30955.mp3 Ryan Herd - Owner of One Sound Choice and the Smart Guy in of the Smart Home Automation Industry [caption id="attachment_21692" align="alignright" width="150"] Ryan Herd[/caption] Ryan Herd, owner of One Sound Choice, just released his book "Join the Smart Home Revolution." He is fast becoming known as "The Smart Guy" - the face and voice of the smart home automation industry. He has lectured at trade shows and conferences and has trained Coldwell Banker realtors. Ryan started his first business at the age of 19 when he invented new audio concepts and proprietary technology for automotive sound design. In early 2000, Ryan established his first AV company. The switch to residential audio/visual integration pushed him to increase his education, certification, and experience in home integration systems, to stay on the cutting edge in AV applications. Within three years, he had built a dynamic, technically superior, and customer-driven team, which designed and built some of the most impressive high-end custom home theaters in existence today.   Scott Scanlon - Creator and Owner of Curation Suite   [caption id="attachment_21675" align="alignright" width="150"] Scott Scanlon[/caption] Scott Scanlon is the creator and owner of Curation Suite, a content curation platform that gives you the power to curate and publish in any niche or market. Scott, a US Army veteran, is an entrepreneur with over ten years in digital marketing and a background in the music industry, real estate, technical consulting, and business development. Scott is also a coder and still enjoys the zen like flow of developing when he has time. He also runs FillMyProperty.com, a hub website designed to help you fill your rental, rent to own, or owner financed property as quick as possible.   Jessica Nazarali - Business Strategist, Certified Master Coach, Founder of It Girl Academy & Host of It Girl Radio [caption id="attachment_22080" align="alignright" width="150"] Jessica Nazarali[/caption] Jessica Nazarali is a Business Strategist and Certified Master Coach. Jessica started a passion project in 2011, a online health food store and blog, which quickly gained popularity and reach. It was a just part-time project at the time, but it brought her deep satisfaction and joy. Jessica is the host of the popular "It Girl Radio Podcast" which pulls back the curtain on life stories and success secrets of industry influencers and thought leaders. It Girl Academy is serving thousands of students around the world, helping them build their own successful businesses and coaching practices. Through the It Girl Foundation, Jessica’s powerful mission and purpose, is to help women in developing countries earn $3-$5 per hour online, which in the process completely changes their life and financial situation. Jessica is known for developing the ‘Evergreen Model’ which simplifies advanced online marketing strategies to effectively develop a client enrollment system through evergreen content marketing.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30952.mp3 Susan Solovic - THE Small Business Expert, Keynote Speaker, NYT Bestselling Author of It's Your Biz: The Complete Guide to Becoming Your Own Boss [caption id="attachment_14451" align="alignright" width="160"] Susan Solovic[/caption] Susan Solovic is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com top 100 and USA Today bestselling author.  In 2006, Susan won the Stevie Award (the Oscar’s of business) for the Most Innovative Company under 100 employees, and the company was voted the Best Investment Opportunity at a Venture Forum in the Silicon Valley. Susan was recently named in the Top 10 of both SAP’s “Top 51 Potential Human Influencers” and she consistently ranks in the top 5 of the “Top 100 Small Business Experts to Follow on Twitter.” An Internet pioneer, she was the CEO and co-founder of one of the first video-based Internet sites, a company she grew from it’s infancy to a million dollar plus entity. A media personality, she is a former small business contributor for ABC News and hosted a syndicated radio program, It’s Your Biz. Susan appears regularly on Fox Business, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal’s “Lunch Break”, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC and many other stations across the country.  Susan hosted her own PBS special called "Reinvent Yourself Now: Become Self-Reliant in an Unpredictable World." She is a featured blogger on numerous sites, including Constant Contact, Entrepreneur, AT&T Business Circle and FoxBusiness.com.  Finally, she was the first recipient of AT&T’s Innovator of the Year Award for being a pioneer in a new industry.     Yossi Ghinsberg - Founder & CEO of Blinq.me and Bestselling Author of Lost in the Jungle [caption id="attachment_14882" align="alignright" width="182"] Yossi Ghinsberg[/caption] Yossi Ghinsberg is a bestselling author, business motivational speaker, and a great storyteller. He is co-founder and CEO at Blinq.me, which launched its innovative messaging enhancement app which has reached over 250k downloads and rave reviews in just a few months. He has worked with such organizations as BP, Citibank, Qantas, IBM, Hilton, BMW, Proctor & Gamble, and Bayer. 'Jungle' is his book about his adventures in the Amazon and sold millions of copies. It was turned into a Discovery Channel docudrama and is being adapted to the big screen. He co-founded Chalalan with the indigenous people of the Madidi Valley in Bolivia. This eco-village has transformed the entire region from exploitation to sustainable industries, mainly tourism and hospitality. He also founded EthnoBios, a research company identifying plant material through ethnobotany, protecting indigenous intellectual properties while cooperating with international pharmaceuticals. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30948.mp3 Cornelia Gamlem - President of GEMS Group ltd and Author of  The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition and The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, Speaker, and HR expert [caption id="attachment_22072" align="alignright" width="150"] Cornelia Gamlem[/caption] Cornelia Gamlem SPHR is President of the GEMS Group ltd., a management consulting firm that offers Human Resources solutions. She co-authored "The Big Book of HR" and "Roadmap to Success: 5 Steps to Putting Action Into Your Affirmative Action Plan." She has held a number of leadership positions with The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), including serving on its National Board of Directors and chairing its Workplace Diversity Committee, serving on the Global Forum Board of Directors and on the Workplace Diversity Panel. Her expertise provided her the opportunity to testify before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on three occasions.   Michael Hahn - Cultural Transformation Expert, Motivational Speaker and Author of Hero Habits [caption id="attachment_22074" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Hahn[/caption] Michael Hahn is an authority and international speaker on organizational culture, employee engagement, and personal mastery. He speaks to audiences across North America at conferences, sales kickoffs, and corporate events. Michael’s impact at Allstate Insurance and other high growth organizations has been attributed to his grassroots approach to engaging employees in the culture movement. His ACES model and his "Culture Change Handbook" have been featured in dozens of articles and publications for a variety of organizations and associations. In 2015, he won the Public Relations Society of America Award for Brand Management and Reputation for his leadership of the Allstate Ambassador culture movement. He has twenty-plus years of corporate experience in finance, strategy, biz development, HR, and corporate relations. Michael leverages his vast experience to provide culture consulting and executive coaching to senior leaders seeking to create their own Hero Culture.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30946.mp3 Dr. Jeff Thompson - Pediatrician, Executive Advisor (former CEO) Gundersen Health System and Author of Lead True: Live Your Values, Build Your People, Inspire Your Community [caption id="attachment_21989" align="alignright" width="150"] Jeff Thompson[/caption] Dr. Jeff Thompson is executive advisor and CEO Emeritus at Gundersen Health System. He is also a pediatrician, author, and speaker on values-based leadership. Jeff’s experience in leadership is far-reaching, having led diverse teams before holding multiple senior executive roles, including fourteen years as a CEO responsible for a staff of 7000, hundreds of thousands of patients, and a billion dollars of the community’s money. His long experience as an intensive care pediatrician and senior executive has shown him how leading from one’s values has the power to affect long-term meaningful change. During his tenure, Gundersen Health System was recognized across the country by independent healthcare rating organizations for high-quality patient care. It has also earned the highest honors of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Award for 2012 through 2016 and the White House Champions of Change award in 2013. Dr. Thompson is a founding member and past board chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and he serves on boards for the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, the Wisconsin Statewide Value Committee, and Practice Greenhealth. Dr. Thompson has authored and been featured in many articles, book chapters, and abstracts on healthcare, leadership and sustainability topics. He is the author of "Lead True: Live Your Values, Build Your People, Inspire Your Community."   Nguyen Tran - Illegal Restaurateur and Author of Adventures in Starry Kitchen: 88 Asian-Inspired Recipes from America's Most Famous Underground Restaurant [caption id="attachment_21986" align="alignright" width="150"] Nguyen Tran[/caption] In 2009, newly unemployed Nguyen Tran and his new bride, Thi, launched an underground and illegal restaurant in their apartment in North Hollywood. Within several weeks, their underground operation became the #1 Asian fusion restaurant in all of Los Angeles, catching the attention of celebrity chefs like Roy Choi and Los Angeles Times critic Jonathan Gold. The city health inspector threatened to arrest Nguyen if he didn't shut down immediately. Dismissing the threat completely, Nguyen and Thi operated their restaurant, Starry Kitchen, in black ops mode until they went legit, turning Starry Kitchen into a mainstay of Los Angeles burgeoning food scene. "Adventures in Starry Kitchen: 88 Asian Inspired Recipes from Americas Most Famous Underground Restaurant" chronicles this remarkable DIY story from the restaurants unlikely origin to its shiny new brick and mortar restaurant in Echo Park. The Los Angeles Times featured Starry Kitchen on their “101 Best Restaurants” list two years in a row, and they were recently announced as one of LA Weekly's Essential 99 restaurants in ALL of LA. The story has been told in The New Yorker, New York Times, NPR and Food & Wine magazine, among other publications.     ...