February 17, 2017 – Collaborative Books Haris Reis, Entrepreneurial Mortgages Stephanie Weeks, and V&V2

Haris Reis – President of Changing Lanes International and Author of Life In The Fast Lane 

Haris Reis

Haris Reis

Haris Reis is the President of Changing Lanes International, is a two time National Award Winning Entrepreneur, two time National Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker and an Elite Marketing Consultant. He has helped Changing Lanes International become a 6-figure business in under one year. He was previously a growth hacker at VaynerMedia, building Gary Vaynerchuk’s personal brand and ran paid media for the top 1% users on Facebook. The videos he created have been shared with people that have over 130k followers, and have collectively reached over 1.5 million people with over 4.4 million views. Haris has produced nearly $100k in sales for products/services over the phone. He has been featured in The Young Entrepreneurs podcast, College Startup, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Live Out Loud, Experts Showcase, The Ambitious Life Magazine and the Life Leveraging Series. Haris is a very proud immigrant from Bosnia and, while doing all of the above, is a 22-year old college student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Haris Reis Haris Reis 

 

Stephanie Weeks – Mortgage Guru and Author of Mortgage Peace: A Proven Formula for a Smooth On-Time Closing

Stephanie Weeks

Stephanie Weeks

Stephanie Weeks is the bestselling author of Mortgage Peace: A Proven Formula for Smooth On-Time Closing. The book gives readers the tools needed to help you better understand the mortgage process and have a better experience, espcially us entrepreneurs. Stephanie wants to help give you peace of mind during the very stressful time of buying a house. About 70 percent of mortgage loans do not close on time or are denied at the last minute. This whole process leaves people feeling helpless; in fact, the majority of consumers have a negative experience trying to finance a home. But Stephanie wants to change that! She lifts the veil in the book and educates people about the process, so they know the right questions to ask and what is going on every step of the way. Stephanie has been a mortgage lender for 13 years and she has seen every mistake in the book that prevents people from closing on time from people focusing ONLY on the mortgage rate to people assuming that just because the loan is pre-approved that the obstacles are gone. Stephanie would like to share her insight into the process and get you into your dream home.
Stephanie Weeks

 

Venture and Vultures Part 2, Chapter 2, “Look Who Just Walked In!”

This show features the second chapter of our second entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures Part 2: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Hope you enjoy!

Chapter 1…… “Best Friends Forever”
and now Chapter 2…… “Look Who Just Walked In!”

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February 16, 2017 – The New LinkedIn w Mike O’Neil & Carley Rose New Clothing Line

Mike O’Neil - Forbes Top 50 Award Winner, Social Selling Speaker, Trainer, Author of Rock the World with your Online Presence: Your Ticket to a Multi-Platinum LinkedIn Profile 2nd Edition, Expert, Futurist

Mike O'Neil

Mike O’Neil

Mike O’Neil has been a guest before, and we asked him back to talk about the new LinkedIn. He teaches selling more with LinkedIn, social selling, inside sales, outside sales, channel sales, and “Any Sales.” He founded Integrated Alliances a decade ago as a B2B networking events company and it really took off. Soon after, he taught the world’s 1st-ever LinkedIn Hands-on Workshop. It drew 100 super insightful business professionals and it was the start of his new career. He has taught 500 sessions with 20,000 attendees! His LinkedIn profile is worth studying to learn how to get found on the site. He has 30,000 LinkedIn connections, 95,000 Twitter followers and a Klout score of 70+! He shares great tips and will help you sell more!

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Carley Wolski - Creative Director at Carley Rose the Label

Carley Wolski

Carley Wolski

Carley Wolski is the founder of a new clothing line called Carley Rose The Label. It is a fully sustainable and ethical fashion label for men and women. The idea behind the brand stems from to desire to challenge the current fashion industry to create a different and better choice for consumers. With a bohemian vibe, this line is designed for comfort with a conscience. Carley Rose aims to continue creating a a wearable brand that is earth conscious and is an emerging Australian fashion brand with a focus on ethical and sustainable sourcing and production. The brand and Carley’s passion for this kind of approach comes from a love of the earth and sea and all the living plants and creatures they encompass.
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February 15, 2017 – Fiverr Special Episode – Voice Overs w Redd Horrocks, Web Design Dan Bochichio & Explainer Videos Ryan Heenan

Fiverr Special Episode

Redd Horrocks - Owner and Voiceover Artist at Red Swift Media

Redd Horrocks

Redd Horrocks

Several years ago, a friend asked Redd Horrocks if she would mind lending her voice to a video game character for a development project that he was working on. Redd agreed and, after several sessions recording character back story and blood-curdling death screams, she was hooked. Since that fateful weekend, Redd has lent her voice to documentaries, phone systems, commercials, demo videos, rock albums, audio books, app previews and many other projects. She hails from South-East England; home of rolling green hills, chestnut trees, and unlimited pubs. Several years ago she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and became a Southern girl for a while. Now, Redd lives in Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada. Her accent can swing from proper English to Southern Belle to standard American, as well as many characters in between. She loves to work and loves to be challenged. And Fiverr provides both for her, and a great income!
Redd Horrocks

 

Dan Bochichio – Owner and Senior Web Developer at Bocain Designs

Dan Bochichio

Dan Bochichio

Dan Bochichio started using the Internet in the early days, when BBS and MUDs were extremely popular. He likes to say that he didn’t grow up with the Internet, but that the Internet grew up with him. In 1997, he started to dabble with web design while playing a few online games. Little did he know, he’d be doing the same thing (and loving it) nearly two decades later! Today, Dan works with small businesses in and around Albany, New York. Over the past decade he handled fulfillment for several web design and Advertising agencies in upstate NY, created websites to help businesses and organizations achieve their goals online, and has been responsible for constructing websites that both attract and convert traffic into leads for small businesses. He is a top rated seller on Fiverr which allows him to work with dozens of businesses every week which keeps his skills sharp and constantly developing.
Dan Bochichio

 

Ryan Heenan - Video and Digital Marketing Guru

Ryan Heehan

Ryan Heehan

Ryan Heenan is a video and digital marketing specialist and one of Fiverr’s greatly successful outsourcers. He works with businesses to help them grow and diversify their digital marketing strategies. Unlike many marketing and branding specialists who focus on one piece of the company’s marketing strategy, Ryan takes a different approach with a focus on creative marketing. From whiteboard and explainer videos to sales funnels and Facebook ads campaigns, he can help you boost your conversions and collect more leads. From Fortune 100 companies to bestselling authors to local businesses, he has worked with businesses of all sizes in many different niches. He specializes in Creative Marketing, specifically Animated Explainer Videos, Jingles and Sonic Branding. His clients include Prudential Realty, Coldwell Banker, Farmer’s Insurance, Marketo and more. And, he has been covered in times, Forbes and Kinplinger’s.

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February 14, 2017 – Valentine’s Day! F*ck Love w the Bennetts, Couple’s Therapy Sandra Reich & Choosing Partners Brian Ford

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 

Sarah  Bennett

Sarah Bennett

Dr. Michael Bennett

Dr. Michael Bennett

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.

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Sandra Reich - Clinical Director of the Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression, Professional Speaker, Radio Host & Bestselling Author

Sandra Reich

Sandra Reich

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Palace Resort Cancun

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!

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Brian Ford - Financial Well-Being Executive at onUp from SunTrust

Brian Ford

Brian Ford

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.
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And Jim’s special Valentine’s Day decorations…..

Happy Valentine's to You and Your Loved Ones

Happy Valentine’s to You and Your Loved Ones

 

 

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February 13, 2017 – Newchip Crowdfunding Travis Brodeen & Free Range Brands Nicole Ertas

Travis Brodeen – Co-founder and CTO of Newchip

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.
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Nicole Ertas – Author of Free Range Brands and Founder of The Ertas Group 

Nicole Ertas

Nicole Ertas

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.
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February 10, 2017 – Mentoring Guru W. Brad Johnson & Cocoa Entrepreneur Zachary Barden

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

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

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 FacultyThe Elements of MentoringThe Elements of Ethics for Professionals, and Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way.
  

 

Zachary Barden - Founder of BUZZ COCOA

Zachary Barden

Zachary Barden

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.
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February 9, 2017 – Unsend Emails w Maci Peterson & Annoying People Ilene Marcus

Maci Peterson - Co-Founder and CEO of On Second Thought

Maci Peterson

Maci Peterson

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.

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Ilene Marcus – Author of Managing Annoying People: 7 Proven Tactics To Maximize Team Performance

Ilene Marcus

Ilene Marcus

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.
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February 8, 2017 – Great Testimonials Henry J. Evans & Improve Performance Dr. Diane Hamilton

Henry J. Evans - Owner of Get Clear Marketing

Henry Evans

Henry Evans

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.
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Dr. Diane Hamilton - Award-Winning Speaker, Trainer and Educator 

Dr. Diane Hamilton

Dr. Diane Hamilton

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.
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February 7, 2017 – Moves the Needle Brant Cooper & Great Customer Experiences Matt Ruedlinger

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

Brant Cooper

Brant Cooper

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.

Brant Cooper Brant Cooper 

 

Matt Ruedlinger - President of Triple R Marketing, President of Joan’s'​ Caramels and President of Fanvious

Matt Ruedlinger

Matt Ruedlinger

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.”

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February 6, 2017 – App Store Optimization (ASO) Chino Lex & Catepillar Edge Sid Mohasseb

Chino Lex – App Store Optimization Guru 

Chino Lex

Chino Lex

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.
Chino Lex Chino Lex 

 

Sid Mohasseb - Strategic Innovation Leader, Venture Investor, Speaker and Author of The Caterpillar’s Edge: Evolve, Evolve Again, and Thrive in Business

Sid Mohasseb

Sid Mohasseb

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).

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