November 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31302.mp3   Christopher Wedge - Co- Founder of Sons of Pitches FC [caption id="attachment_20149" align="alignright" width="210"] Christopher Wedge[/caption] Christopher Wedge is a soccer junky and has turned it into a business! While playing pickup wherever he goes, in Costa Rica, Ecuador, South Africa, and Colombia, Christopher realized it was the best way to improve his game. Each country offers a new rhythm to the game. The same movements used to dance in clubs are reflected on the pitch. It's his personal goal to bring soccer communities together, and encourage its fusion into a mosaic unlike any other.   Bryan Havighurst - Wealth Planner Team Lead at Fifth Third Bank [caption id="attachment_23618" align="alignright" width="150"] Bryan Havighurst[/caption] Fifth Third Private Bank recently released digital guides with strategies for individuals and families to consider in preparation for tax season.  As the Wealth Planning Team Lead, Bryan Havighurst directs a group of Wealth Planners and Analysts in Cincinnati who prepare wealth planning services for Fifth Third Private Bank clients. Bryan’s group is responsible for preparing all fee based wealth plans and partnering with local affiliates to support corporate wealth planning engagements. Bryan serves as the Wealth Planner for some clients in various affiliates throughout the Bancorp based on plan complexity. Bryan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Political Science from St. Lawrence University, and he received his Juris Doctorate with emphasis in Tax & Estate Planning from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.   Leigh Purvis - Director of Health Services Research at AARP’s Public Policy Institute [caption id="attachment_20155" align="alignright" width="192"] Leigh Purvis[/caption] Leigh Purvis is the director of health services research in AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI). She leads a team of policy analysts and researchers who work on health care issues that are relevant to the 50-plus population. In addition, Leigh heads the institute’s work on prescription drug and mental health issues. Her primary areas of expertise are prescription drug pricing, biologic drugs, and prescription drug coverage. Leigh is a coauthor of PPI’s Rx Price Watch reports, which track price trends for prescription drugs widely used by older Americans. Leigh joined AARP in 2005 as a policy research senior analyst. Before joining AARP, she worked for the American Psychological Association. She is a recognized expert on prescription drug issues and frequently speaks with the press.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31300.mp3   Dina Dwyer-Owens - Co-Chair of The Dwyer Group [caption id="attachment_6787" align="alignright" width="150"] Dina Dwyer-Owens[/caption] Dina Dwyer-Owens is the Co-Chair of The Dwyer Group, one of the most successful franchise companies in America. The group owns Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Rooter, Rainbow International, The Grounds Guys, and several other franchise brands. There are more than 2,800 franchisees in nine countries!  Dina was on CBS’s Emmy-winning reality show “Undercover Boss” and the first-ever special episode “Undercover Boss: Epic Bosses.” She was winner of the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southwest Area and she accepted her father's induction into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Most importantly, Dina credits the company’s success to a written set of company values. She speaks very passionately about the importance of their Code of Values and how it has helped the company grow.   Bruce Blechman - Investment Banker, Funding High Growth Companies, Founder of The Financing Coach [caption id="attachment_23351" align="alignright" width="150"] Bruce Blechman[/caption] Bruce Blechman is America’s Guerrilla Financing Guru, a nationally recognized speaker, and one of the country’s top experts about entrepreneurial finance. Bruce was the Keynote Speaker at The First Financial Innovation and Capital Market Seminar of China’s High Growth SMES in 2016 and is the co-author of Guerrilla Financing (Guerrilla Marketing), which is used in college courses nationwide. He has been a national columnist, author of the monthly column, “Creative Financing” in Entrepreneur Magazine and host of the New Venture Money Show on the Business Radio Network. Articles about him have appeared in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and other national publications. He has taught courses on Entrepreneurial Finance as an Adjunct Professor at Wharton, was a mentor in the Wharton Business Plan Program and is presently a contributing editor on the Wharton Magazine Blog. Bruce has been an advisor to the California State Governor and Legislature on entrepreneurial business. For 28 years his national financing advising firm, Entrepreneur Capital Corporation, has helped thousands of entrepreneurs finance their businesses.   John Thibault - Founder & CEO of iLobby, Author and Speaker [caption id="attachment_23575" align="alignright" width="150"] John Thibault[/caption] John Thibault created iLobby to help regular voters and small businesses figure out their issue and simplify the process of changing a law. He is the Author of How to Change a Law and a former VP of both eBay and Financial Engines. John is a member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Association of Government Relations Professionals, the National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics, the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Consumer Electronics Association.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31268.mp3 Robert Harary - CEO of OneH Technologies [caption id="attachment_23270" align="alignright" width="150"] Robert Harary[/caption] Robert Harary is Chief Executive Officer of OneH. They are a new fund-raising platform that actively understands its investors and suggests new companies to them. OneH is bridging the gap between early stage capital and early stage companies. It's an intelligent marketplace that actively understands its investors and connects them with new startups based on their core interests. OneH uses machine learning to intelligently connect issuers with investors. Prior to starting OneH, Robert was Managing Director of GlassHorse Ventures Corp and he managed an angel network with a specific focus in early stage technology companies. He sits on the board of advisers of the connected home company Zuli alongside Guy Kawasaki and Leonardo DiCaprio. Oh, and he is 20 years old!     Johann Van Tonder - COO at AWA Digital and Co-Author of E-Commerce Website Optimization: Why 95% of Your Website Visitors Don't Buy, and What You Can Do About it [caption id="attachment_23158" align="alignright" width="150"] Johann Van Tonder[/caption] Johann Van Tonder is Co-author of 'E-commerce Website Optimization.' The book is based on his work at AWA Digital. They work with brands like Canon, Interflora and Avis. It is a leading conversion rate optimization agency where they help businesses around the world grow online conversion rates and sales, using a scientific process. AWA Digital is an award-winning international conversion rate optimization (CRO) agency, specializing in e-commerce. Our proven methodology combines web and merchandise analytics, UX, data science, personalisation, neuromarketing, persuasive copywriting and a/b-testing.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31269.mp3   50 Reasons You Should Be Thankful You Are an Entrepreneur!   Today, instead of a normal show, we are rerunning our popular show listing the top 50 Reasons to Be Thankful to Be an Entrepreneur! Happy Thanksgiving!       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31270.mp3 Sally Quinn - Religion Journalist at The Washington Post, Former Co-Anchor of the CBS Morning News and Author of Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir [caption id="attachment_23327" align="alignright" width="150"] Sally Quinn[/caption] Sally Quinn is widow of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. "Finding Magic" is her illuminating memoir. Sally is a journalist, television commentator, and longtime Washington insider, and she writes candidly about her life in the nation's capital. More importantly, she reflects on the spiritual journey that ultimately brought deeper meaning to her life. She was friends with Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, Timothy Leary, the Dalai Lama, Bob Woodward, Seymour Hersh, Desmond Tutu and the Obamas. As the daughter of a 3-star General, she had an unusual childhood. Her Presbyterian family dabbled in the occult and the domestic staff practiced voodoo. Sally attended 22 schools. She was shot at during the Vietnam war, covering the Shah of Iran during the last days of his reign, and was the first female anchor on the CBS Morning News.   Veronica Wheat - Founder and CEO at Chef V [caption id="attachment_23256" align="alignright" width="150"] Veronica Wheat[/caption] Veronica Wheat is known as Chef V and provides the tastiest, most convenient way to get fresh, unpasteurized Green Drinks and Organic Cleanses delivered straight to your front door. Using locally sourced, organic ingredients, Chef V’s Green Drinks and Cleanses are all made fresh in a local kitchen with seven supergreens, ensuring homemade quality without the shopping, work or mess of juicing/blending at home. Thousands of people are benefiting from Chef V’s Organic Cleanses. Chef V’s easy-to-follow menu and complete cleanse packs make it easy and convenient to achieve maximum results and kick start your weight loss goals. Designed by Chef V and approved by Licensed Nutritional Therapist Toni Fairman, all three of the Organic Cleanses are made for on-the-go individuals who want to feel energized and healthy, while kick starting their body’s digestive system for weight loss and healthy eating habits. Chef V’s 3, 5 or 7-Day Organic Cleanses come complete with all the necessary items to cleanse and detox the body, and lose up to 25 lbs. in just seven days. Each day of the cleanse, you will be provided with organic green drinks, protein shakes and homemade soups, meant to cleanse the digestive system without starving the body. Use Code VERONICA for 55% off any Chef V Cleanse or Challenge.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31271.mp3 Ira S. Pastor - CEO of Bioquark Inc. [caption id="attachment_23173" align="alignright" width="150"] Ira Pastor[/caption] Ira Pastor started Bioquark to monetize the developments in synthetic biology, anti-aging and longevity research. The company focuses on the development and commercialization of biologic based products and services. Want a new kidney? Soon they will grow you one! They have the ability to alter the biological state of human tissues and organs, and should soon cure a wide range of diseases. Ira sold a family health business to Smith Klein, starting his career in the industry. He is now also a member of The Council on the Future of Human Enhancement at the World Economic Forum. He is on the Executive Council and is Chief Global Officer of The World Academy of Medical Sciences.  He has been featured in  in Worth Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and Health Triangle Magazine.   Ian Lamont - Founder at i30 Media and Author of Lean Media: How to focus creativity, streamline production, and create media that audiences love  [caption id="attachment_23244" align="alignright" width="150"] Ian Lamont[/caption] Ian Lamont is the creator of the Lean Media framework which helps creative people and production teams develop more relevant media. His new book, "Lean Media," explores his passion to create innovative media that empowers people and improves their lives. His career has spanned more than 25 years across three continents. He worked in the British music industry and for a local TV network and newspaper in Taipei. Ian then built websites for Harvard University, developed online services for technology publisher IDG, and served as managing editor of The Industry Standard blog platform. Later, he founded a mobile software startup and i30 Media, which publishes "In 30 Minutes" guides. In recent years, Ian served as a business consultant to high-tech biotech companies and firms developing Internet-based services and mobile apps. Ian's writing and editorial work have garnered awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.   Stephen Rowley - Senior Vice President-Cox Business at Cox Communications [caption id="attachment_17477" align="alignright" width="210"] Stephen Rowley[/caption] Stephen Rowley has been on the show before, and is with us today to talk about Small Business Saturday, coming in just 5 days! He serves as Senior Vice President of Cox Business and oversees the strategic direction of the fastest growing business unit. Prior to leading Cox Business, he was the Vice President of sales and field operations for Cox Business’ western U.S. markets where he served as the chief liaison between corporate headquarters and the western markets with oversight on local strategic planning, sales performance, marketing, back office, customer installations and capital investment. He has great expertise in Start-ups, Business Unit leadership, large internal and external sales team management.   Courtney Hansen - Television Personality, Sports Columnist and Author of The Garage Girl's Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Your Car [caption id="attachment_19787" align="alignright" width="180"] Courtney Hansen[/caption] Courtney Hansen has also been a guest before, reporting on the SEMA car show in Vegas. She is a television personality, car columnist and author of The Garage Girl's Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Your Car. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she is the daughter of race car driver Jerry Hansen, who is a 27-time Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) national racing champion. Courtney literally grew up on a racetrack, as her family owned Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. She hosted Powerblock for Spike TV for 10 seasons, the hit reality show “Overhaulin’” for TLC, Vinsetta Garage for Velocity and many other popular shows. She's currently producing and hosting a new automotive project, coming to TV this Spring and she also pens a nationally syndicated automotive newspaper column titled "Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle."     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31265.mp3 Ron Carucci - Managing Partner of Navalent, HBR and Forbes Contributor, and Author of Rising to Power: The Journey of Exceptional Executives [caption id="attachment_23315" align="alignright" width="150"] Ron Carucci[/caption] Ron Carucci is a best-selling author of eight books and a popular contributor at Harvard Business Review and Forbes. He led a ten year study on executive promotion to find out why more than 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months. Along the way , Ron uncovering the four differentiating capabilities that set successful leaders apart. These findings are highlighted in his ground breaking Amazon #1 book, "Rising To Power," co-authored with Eric Hansen. These findings are also summarized by Ron in a popular HBR article.  Harvard selected that research as one of 2016’s “Ideas that Mattered Most.” Ron is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, helping CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change. He has a thirty year track record helping start-ups, Fortune 10’s, and turn-arounds to overhaul leadership and culture to re-designing for growth. Ron has worked in more than 25 countries on 4 continents and he has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, Business Week, MSNBC, Inc, and Smart Business. You can read more of Ron's insights at HBR and Forbes, and at the Navalent blog.   Kim Speed - Brand Strategy and Design for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs, Owner of Purple Moon Creative and Author of Branding on a Shoestring: How to Re-Create Your Small Business Identity and Increase Sales Results in 83 Days or Less [caption id="attachment_23318" align="alignright" width="150"] Kim Speed[/caption] Kim Speed is an experienced small business branding expert, author, speaker and workshop facilitator. Kim is the owner of Purple Moon Creative, a brand and marketing boutique where she helps start-ups and small business owners to become visible to their prospects. Her passion is to help business owners find the clients they love to work for and turn them into loyal fans. She teaches them that getting brand clarity and focus will build a strong business and grow profits. From junior designer to creative director, her career helped her clients translate their messages into successful campaigns. Over the course of almost two decades, Kim worked with high profile brands in the financial, food and beverage, retail, telecom, and petroleum industries. She is the recipient of numerous marketing industry awards and she even earned a Guinness World Record for the largest Scratch and Win Lottery Ticket.   Whitney Hansen - Girlboss at Whitney Hansen Coaching  [caption id="attachment_23141" align="alignright" width="150"] Whitney Hansen[/caption] Whitney Hansen is an entrepreneur, bikini competitor, wanderluster, and dance party extraordinaire! She is passionate about trying things out of the norm. She blogs about personal finance education, for millennials, can be found at and her coaching provides practical, easy to follow personal finance advice to millennials. WHCoaching specializes in helping millennials pay off student loans while establishing a solid financial foundation for their future. He coaching brand has a product called "Manage Your Money Like a Boss™," an eight hour online course teaching millennials how to create an effective budget, pay for college with little-no debt,  and create an easy to follow financial management plan. This year, she worked with over 150 individuals and coached others to paying off a combined $100,000 in debt!     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31262.mp3 Daniel Burrus - Technology Futurist, Innovation Expert, Keynote Speaker and Author of The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage [caption id="attachment_23309" align="alignright" width="150"] Daniel Burrus[/caption] Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading futurists. He focuses on global trends and innovation. The New York Times referred to him as one of the top three demanded business guru speaker. He works with executives from Fortune 500 companies as a strategic advisor to help them develop game-changing strategies. He uses his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. He is the author of seven books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller "Flash Foresight," as well as the international best-seller "Technotrends." His latest book, The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change Into Opportunity and Advantage, was an Amazon #1 Hot New Release for Business.   Cauveé - Inspiration Engineer at Cauvee LLC, Contributor to Huffington Post, Contributor to Influencive [caption id="attachment_23116" align="alignright" width="150"] Cauvee[/caption] Cauveé helps people live inspired and be fulfilled. Cauveé (pronounced kaw-vay) is an "Inspiration Engineer." He is equal parts lifestyle coach, strategist, musician, and serial entrepreneur. As a musician that sold out a 1,209 seat concert (at the age of 18), to being a leading salesman for some of the world's leading brands, to speaking at the University of Delaware without a traditional degree, to helping his first student break 6-figures in revenue, and to becoming #1 on Zillow, Cauveé is an inspiration!   Dr. Andy Molinsky - Brandeis Professor, Inc.com Columnist and Author of Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence [caption id="attachment_23313" align="alignright" width="150"] Andy Molinsky[/caption] Dr. Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University's International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. He is the author of the new book "Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Behavior Across Cultures Without Losing Yourself in the Process" (published by Harvard Business Review Press) and a new book "Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence." Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and a M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University. His current work focuses on the challenges people face when adapting to foreign behavior. He has published in many top academic journals, and his work has also been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, the Economist, the Boston Globe, the Financial Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and on NPR.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31255.mp3 Dorie Clark - Keynote Speaker, HBR contributor, Marketing Consultant, Business School Professor and Author of Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive [caption id="attachment_23302" align="alignright" width="150"] Dorie Clark[/caption] Dorie Clark is the author of "Reinventing You" and "Stand Out," which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. She is a former presidential campaign spokeswoman and is a frequent contributor to the Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur magazine, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a "branding expert" by Fortune, the Associated Press, and Inc. magazine, she is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Microsoft, Google, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. Dorie is an Adjunct Professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and she has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, Wharton, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and others. She frequently appears on MSNBC, NPR, and the BBS and in the Wall Street Journal. Download her free 42-page "Stand Out" self-assessment workbook at her website.   Kristy Dickerson - CEO of STARTplanner, Productivity Expert, and Author of Start Balancing [caption id="attachment_23108" align="alignright" width="150"] Kristy Dickerson[/caption] Kristy Dickerson is a businesswoman, mom of three boys, author of "Start Balancing," and active CEO and co-founder of STARTplanner. Kristy  has devoted her life to helping individuals achieve balance, success, and happiness within their own lives. She has been an active keynote speaker  due to her relatable story, valuable advice, no excuses tone, and upbeat personality. Everything she does helps individuals and companies get more done. She has been featured in business publications such as Forbes, Entreprenuer.com, and Inc.com.   Samme Chittum - Author of The Flight 981 Disaster: Tragedy, Treachery, and the Pursuit of Truth (Air Disasters) [caption id="attachment_23110" align="alignright" width="150"] Samme Chittum[/caption] Samme Chittum is an author, narrative journalist and Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship recipient. Her work explores the intersection of current events and history and has been published by the New York Times, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, and the Village Voice. In 1972, a powerful explosion rocked American Airlines Flight 96 and ripped a gaping hole in the bottom of the aircraft. Miraculously, despite the damage, the pilots were able to land the plane safely. Less than two years later, another plane suffered the exact same damage, but crashed, killing 346 people. Samme writes about the cover-up after the first crash and how the second crash should have been prevented.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31253.mp3 Joseph Baliva - Founder & CEO of Go Fish Marketplace and Author of Path to Exceeding Health  [caption id="attachment_23086" align="alignright" width="150"] Joseph Baliva[/caption] Joseph  Baliva is a 4th generation entrepreneur, and his 21 years of business experience are characterized by his love for social impact businesses.  Starting at a young age, he learned to live and run a business on nothing. Many times, he'd go a day and a half on an empty stomach, then dine on just beans or potatoes. He once lived two-weeks on a five pound bag of potatoes that cost four bucks. In 2003, he broke his back in three places working at a family manufacturing plant, and afterward he put himself through college. In 2006, he bootstrapped his first business through the Great Recession and was able to close several orders of $250k using only a website, a laptop, and a cell phone. Joseph has helped several Fortune 500 clients, and the tech from his first company still helps over 165,000 welfare recipients in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2013, he came down with a difficult illness and was told it was untreatable and incurable, and had a 90% fatality rate! He did own research, and over a period of three years, he created an immunotherapy treatment pathway that cured him and a friend who was suffering from the same illness. Read his free health blog ExceedingHealth.Wordpress.com! His recent focus has been Go Fish, a platform to help millions of low income people achieve financial freedom, and he believes it can disrupt the $182 Billion Direct Sales industry by implementing the industry’s first central marketplace. Wow.   Jeffrey Orrell - President of NEUMA [caption id="attachment_23297" align="alignright" width="150"] Jeffrey Orrell[/caption] Jeffrey Orrell never imagined himself working fro 30 years in the beauty industry, but that is what happened. He began his career at selling for AVEDA in 1988. There, he learned about harvesting plant materials, carbon distillation and essential oil extraction. In 1991, Jeffrey moved to ABBA Haircare, where he gained experience in manufacturing. After the sale of ABBA, he bought Rocky Mountain Salon Concepts, a professional beauty products distributor. He successfully operated until 1998, when he sold it. He then helped create Perma of Paris, a professional hair color firm. After time working with Apple, Sun, Dell and HP, he returned to the beauty industry and collaborated to create the Pureology brand. They perfected the industry's first sulfate-free vegan shampoo, with anti-fade hair color and essential oils. He served as Vice President & Co-founder of until they sold to L'Oreal in 2007. In 2010, he created NEUMA. The NEUMA brand has raised the bar in the professional hair care category, allowing salon professionals and communities to help protect themselves, their clients and the environment while making a real difference in the industry. NEUMA is now carried in destinations spas worldwide and distributed throughout North America, Central America and South America.   Herman Portocarero - Ambassador to Cuba and Author of Havana without Makeup: Inside the Soul of the City [caption id="attachment_23299" align="alignright" width="150"] Herman Portocarero[/caption] Herman Portocarero was, until recently, the European Union ambassador to Cuba. He has published more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including the Hercule Poirot Prize winning crime novel "New York Nights." He has been a diplomat New York and the Caribbean and ambassador to Jamaica. His experience with Cuba since 1995 has lead to an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of Cuban history, politics, and society. He also authored the libretto for the oratorio Flamma Flamma (available on Sony Masterworks), a monumental work popular with audiences of neo-classical music. He is a gifted public speaker, and helped launch TED talks in Havana. In his book "Havana without Makeup," he mixes narrative skills and a feeling for people and places, with a search for the truth behind the façade of Cuba. In this interview, we talk about entrepreneurship in Cuba.     ...