Les McKeown Tag

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29434.mp3 This is a Greatest Hits Show, hope you enjoy.  Les McKeown - Predictable Success Business Consultant and Author of Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track--and Keeping It There [caption id="attachment_9517" align="alignright" width="168"] Les McKeown[/caption] Les McKeown is the force behind Predictable Success® and is an international keynote speaker and bestselling author. Les has over 25 years of global business experience, including starting 42 companies in his own right! He was the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that launched hundreds of businesses with thousands of employees. A native of Ireland, Les was awarded the Samuel Smyth Memorial Prize as a Chartered Accountant (CPA) in the UK and was, at that time, the youngest qualified Chartered Accountant in the UK. After a brief period with Price Waterhouse (now PwC), Les became Ireland's youngest ever accounting firm partner. After a long career in advising individuals and organizations on growth and development, Les started his own training and development business; when he sold his share in that practice to his business partner in 1998, it had grown to a 13-office, worldwide training and consulting business. Les' clients include Harvard University, US Army, Pella, Chiron Corporation, Microsoft, United Technologies, Overture Services (a Yahoo! company), and many others. He is the author of national best-seller 'Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track, and Keeping It There', 'The Synergist: Leading Your Team to Predictable Success', and the recently released title 'Do Lead: Share your vision. Inspire others. Work towards a common goal.'   Bonnie Harvey - Co-Founder of Barefoot Wines, Keynote Speaker and Co-Author of The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand [caption id="attachment_15658" align="alignright" width="224"] Bonnie Harvey[/caption] Bonnie was the Co-Founder and Vice-President of Barefoot Cellars for twenty years and is the co-author of The New York Times Bestselling book, "The Barefoot Spirit; How Hardship, Hustle and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand." She is the winner of the Fast Track Growth Brand, Trend Setter, and Hot Brand, and did this all without the use of traditional paid advertising.  She is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Award from the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bradley University, and was the keynote speaker at the World Conference on Entrepreneurship in Dublin. Bonnie enjoys being an inspirational speaker and business consultant for start-ups, corporations and organizations alike. She consults with entrepreneurs on business philosophy, the intricacies of building and growing a business, advertising and marketing, and building team spirit. She regularly appears on radio & television as an entrepreneurship thought leader. For the first time, along with co-founder Michael Houlihan, they share their secrets to success in an exclusive online series at BarefootSpiritGPS.com. The famous footprint on the label is Bonnie's footprint.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29046.mp3   Les McKeown - Predictable Success Business Consultant and Author of Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track--and Keeping It There Click here to win a free copy of Les' book!  [caption id="attachment_9517" align="alignright" width="168"] Les McKeown[/caption] Les McKeown is the force behind Predictable Success® and is an international keynote speaker and bestselling author. Les has over 25 years of global business experience, including starting 42 companies in his own right! He was the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that launched hundreds of businesses with thousands of employees. A native of Ireland, Les was awarded the Samuel Smyth Memorial Prize as a Chartered Accountant (CPA) in the UK and was, at that time, the youngest qualified Chartered Accountant in the UK. After a brief period with Price Waterhouse (now PwC), Les became Ireland's youngest ever accounting firm partner. After a long career in advising individuals and organizations on growth and development, Les started his own training and development business; when he sold his share in that practice to his business partner in 1998, it had grown to a 13-office, worldwide training and consulting business. Les' clients include Harvard University, US Army, Pella, Chiron Corporation, Microsoft, United Technologies, Overture Services (a Yahoo! company), and many others. He is the author of national best-seller 'Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track, and Keeping It There', 'The Synergist: Leading Your Team to Predictable Success', and the recently released title 'Do Lead: Share your vision. Inspire others. Work towards a common goal.'   Justin Roff-Marsh - Founder of Ballistix, Sales Process Engineer and Author of The Machine: A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function [caption id="attachment_15648" align="alignright" width="239"] Justin Roff-Marsh[/caption] Justin Roff-Marsh was a science nut as a kid and still is today. He wasn't a natural 'people person' but he worked (and studied) hard to become good at sales and sales management. As a co-founder of the Hudson Institute, Justin had to learn how to convert his salesmanship into direct marketing campaigns and then a high-throughput sales process. When he started JRMA (a direct-marketing agency), he became painfully aware of the fact most organisations' sales constraint is not a shortage of leads (as is often assumed) but a total absence of process. Most sales 'processes' simply aren't! By then he had developed a serious interest in process engineering (Deming first, then Theory of Constraints). It was only natural to extend their domain to include the entire sales process (rather than just the lead-generation bit). When 'Sales Process Engineering' became well developed, they changed their name to Ballistix and the nature of the business from 'direct marketing' to 'management consulting'. He dedicated the last 15 years of his life to developing a scientific approach to the design and management of sales processes.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26657.mp3 Paul Jackson – Managing Partner at Integrus Capital and founder of Wormworth [caption id="attachment_9516" align="alignright" width="160"] Paul Jackson[/caption] With an engineering background and drive for entrepreneurship, Paul Jackson has been an integral part of portfolio companies such as BRITE Ventures and D-strut LLC. Paul founded Dynamic Labs in the 1990s after working many years as an engineer at Orbital Sciences. Dynamic Labs became a leader in Environmental Testing, and when Paul sold the company in 2006 to a publicly held company, he went on to develop new technologies and financial products as the founder and managing partner of Integrus Capital.     Les McKeown - Author, Teacher, and High-Performance Business Consultant [caption id="attachment_9517" align="alignright" width="168"] Les McKeown[/caption] Best-selling author and founder of Predictable Success Les McKeown has over 25 years of experience in global business, including launching 42 of his own companies. A recipient of the Samuel Smyth Memorial Prize as a Chartered Accountant (CPA) in the UK, Les also became Ireland’s youngest ever accounting firm partner. After years of helping businesses and individuals reach their growth and development goals, Les relocated to the U.S. where he now writes, teaches, and offers consultation services to clients such as Microsoft, Overture Services, Harvard University, and more.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26602.mp3   [caption id="attachment_4500" align="alignright" width="200"] Les McKeown[/caption] Les McKeown - Founder of Predictable Success and Author of "The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success" Les McKeown, international keynote speaker and bestselling author, founded Predictable Success® to spread his message.  He has over 25 years of global business experience, and has started 42 companies! In Ireland, he was the founding partner of an incubator that launched hundreds of businesses with thousands of employees. He was awarded the Samuel Smyth Memorial Prize as a Chartered Accountant (CPA) in the UK and was the youngest qualified Chartered Accountant in the UK. After a brief stint with Price Waterhouse (now PwC), Les became Ireland's youngest ever accounting firm partner. After decades advising individuals and organizations on growth and development, he started his own training and development business, which he grew to 13 offices before selling. In 1999, Les relocated to the US to write, teach and consult in high-performance organizational development with clients including  Harvard University, US Army, Microsoft, United Technologies, American Express, and many others.       Eric Lowitt, Strategy, Sustainability, Collaboration Expert, Author of The Future of Value and The Collaboration Economy [caption id="attachment_3507" align="alignright" width="183"] Eric Lowitt[/caption] Eric is an advisor to the world's most discerning CEOs and executive leaders of NGOs on issues of competitive strategy, sustainable development, and collaboration. He serves as a brainstormers, as partnership brokers among rivals and nontraditional bedfellows. He will even train your employees, your suppliers, and your sales forces in order to discover new ways to grow. As a speaker, his goal is to inspire organizations to collaborate with other organizations to address our largest global challenges. Eric provides keynote talks and targeted workshops to enable audiences to sharpen their organizations’ missions, competitive strategies, and financial performance. In 2012, he formed Nexus Global Advisors, an advisory firm that works alongside the most prominent CEOs, Board Directors, and senior executives to help spark global growth that solves our most vexing global challenges. As part of Eric's work, in 2011 Wiley published his first book, The Future of Value, which focused on raising sustainability to the level of competitive strategy. In 2013, Wiley published his second book The Collaboration Economy, which presents a new economic model predicated on collaboration dedicated to kick start growth.      ...

Broadcast October 17, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/21470.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4494" align="alignright" width="180"] Vivy Chao[/caption] Vivy Chao - Contributing Writer at Women 2.0 and Huffington Post and CEO of Nanoogo Vivy Chao is a blogger on "Girls in STEM" for The Huffington Post and Women 2.0.  And she is the new CEO for Nanoogo, an really cool education startup geared toward elementary school students. Vivy Chao, Ed.D. has over 10 years of experience in both administration and teaching in K-12 and higher education. She is a highly rated lecturer at California State University, Long Beach and is a faculty mentor to first-generation college students through the Partners for Success program. Vivy regularly monitors her students' academic progress and helped them with all their goals. She has also taught at the California State University, Fullerton and ITT Technical Institute.       [caption id="attachment_4500" align="alignright" width="200"] Les McKeown[/caption] Les McKeown - Founder of Predictable Success and Author at "The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success" Les McKeown, international keynote speaker and bestselling author, founded Predictable Success® to spread his message.  He has over 25 years of global business experience, and has started 42 companies! In Ireland, he was the founding partner of an incubator that launched hundreds of businesses with thousands of employees. He was awarded the Samuel Smyth Memorial Prize as a Chartered Accountant (CPA) in the UK and was the youngest qualified Chartered Accountant in the UK. After a brief stint with Price Waterhouse (now PwC), Les became Ireland's youngest ever accounting firm partner. After decades advising individuals and organizations on growth and development, he started his own training and development business, which he grew to 13 offices before selling. In 1999, Les relocated to the US to write, teach and consult in high-performance organizational development with clients including  Harvard University, US Army, Microsoft, United Technologies, American Express, and many others.          ...