Mark Howley is the CEO and majority owner of Pacific Bag, Inc., which manufacturers unique pre-made bags for specialty coffee, tea, pet food, specialty foods, ag, chemicals, and other niche markets around the world. Mark’s company serves over 5,000 customers in over 60 countries — and — Pacific Bag celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015. Mark’s experience covers the full gamut of sales, marketing, product management, and executive management. He has spoken at events throughout the world and has written articles for industry magazines.
Mac Prichard is the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, an online community for people looking for rewarding, creative, and meaningful work. More than 80,000 people a month visit the website, which includes a job board, a blog, and courses about the nuts and bolts of job hunting and career management. Mac also hosts a weekly podcast called, “Find Your Dream Job” and is the author of the new book, “Land Your Dream Job Anywhere.”
David Covey is co-author of the new book, “Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success.” David is also the 3rd son of Stephen R. Covey, author of the groundbreaking book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” David served as the chief operating officer of FranklinCovey and later left to start his own company called SMCOV. SMCOV works with the best intellectual property content experts on the planet and helps distributes their content globally through licensees. David loves working with impactful IP and setting up distribution systems around the globe.
John Dame is a business strategist who has built a reputation for insightful evaluation, planning, and a passion for driving results — all of which have grown his involvement with companies and organizations internationally as an executive coach and leadership development facilitator for senior teams. John understands the risks, challenges, and opportunities facing both seasoned and emerging CEOs, and guides leaders as a Vistage Chair for executive peer groups. John is also focused on the role of purpose in business and the new challenge of transitioning toward a millennial-based workforce. So in 2015, he introduced an annual business conference called “EVOLUTION” and focused on implementing purpose-driven leadership.
Gabrielle Taylor is the author of the book, “LEGACY OF WISDOM”, where she blends practical scientific research and multi-generational family stories to provide a look into what the word “wisdom” truly means, how we can develop it, and most importantly, how we can pass it on. Gabrielle also leads a strategic management consultancy based in Littleton, Colorado.
Angela Ficken is a psychotherapist in Boston. She began her career as a senior clinical social worker at McLean Hospital and was a primary therapist for college students at Harvard University before moving into private practice. Angela’s primary interests are working with young adults who have OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety-related concerns. She is also a contributor to the HuffingtonPost.com.
Dr. Hans Finzel is a successful author, speaker and trusted authority in the field of leadership. For 20 years, he served as President of international non-profit at WorldVenture and worked in over 65 countries. Hans speaks, writes, and teaches practical leadership based on real world experience. He has written 10 books, including his latest book entitled, “Top Ten Ways To Be A Great Leader”. Hans has trained leaders on five continents and his books have been translated into over 20 languages. Today, Hans serves as President of HDLeaders and teaches and speaks globally on all things leadership.
Sharon Spano has a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems. She is an author, corporate business strategist, workforce expert, professional speaker, and former radio host of WorkSmart Live. Sharon empowers business leaders and entrepreneurs to maximize performance, improve employee engagement, and increase bottom-line results. She is also a Certified Professional Integral Coach dedicated to helping others adopt new paradigms about time and money so that they can step into radical abundance in every area of their lives. And her latest book is being released in August and entitled, “The Pursuit of Time and Money: Step Into Radical Abundance and Discover the Secret to a Meaningful Prosperous Life.”
Misty is the founder, president, and energized force behind More Than Just Great Dancing. Her mantra that drives her and her team is “We don’t teach kids to make great dancers, we teach dance to make great kids.”
Misty’s studio is frequently recognized as one of the best in the dance studio industry. Her Performance Companies have performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, on Carnival Cruise Lines, and at Walt Disney World. Misty is a sought after mentor, speaker, and the author of the rock solid awesome new book “One Small Yes.”
If you haven’t listened to, studied, and applied all Misty shared during our first interview…I highly encourage you to add Episode 80 to your list of vital priorities.
Rick Cesari is the Founder and CEO of Cesari Media — one of the top brand building and response generating agencies in North America. Rick has been a pioneer in the direct response industry since the early 90s and has used brand response techniques to build many iconic brands. Products like The Juiceman, Sonicare, The George Foreman Grill, and OxiClean. Rick has helped companies like GoPro grow from a startup to over $1 billion in sales. He is the author of two books with his latest entitled, “Building Billion Dollar Brands.” Rick’s latest venture is “Cesari Ignite” where his team helps business owners and CEOs on create strategies, structure, and accelerated growth for their businesses.
Adam Hudson is a serial entrepreneur who has built several multi-million dollar companies in both Australia and the United States. Adam is an Amazon thought leader & has been featured in Sky Business News, the Brian Tracy show, Eventual Millionaire Podcast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, WebRetailer.com, Inc.com, and Newsweek. He currently owns an Amazon marketing services firm, a homewares brand (that sells its products exclusively through Amazon into more than 30 countries), and Reliable Education, an online education company where they teach how to build profitable Amazon businesses and generate reliable income streams.
Ty Crandall is an internationally known speaker, author, and business credit expert. With over 17 years of financial experience, Ty is recognized as an authority in business credit building and is the author of two books on credit named Perfect Credit and Business Credit Decoded and has been featured by Entrepreneur, Inc, and Forbes. Ty currently serves as the CEO at Credit where he has helped create and grow one of the biggest and most credible business coaching operations in the United States.
Jason Treu is an executive coach who works with senior leaders to help fully develop their leadership potential and increase their performance. He does this through deep self-inquiry, practical skill development, and shared experiences. Jason also has “in the trenches experience” helping build a billion dollar company and working with many Fortune 100 companies. He’s worked alongside well-known CEOs such as Steve Jobs, Mark Hurd, Mark Cuban, and many others. Through his coaching and influential network, his clients have met industry titans such as Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Chris Anderson, high profile VCs, and investment bankers. He’s also helped his clients create more than $1 billion dollars in wealth over the past three years and secure seats on influential boards such as TED and xPrize.
Tom Mulliez is a father, husband, entrepreneur, and the visionary behind iTREKKERS. Tom founded the company in 2014 after realizing that bringing together vetted professional captains and guides on one platform would help guarantee that everyone had a better experience in the outdoors. His mission is threefold: to get people to experience the outdoors through iTREKKERS; to help people get outdoors, period, by providing useful tips and referrals; and to educate people about the outdoors and ways to be mindful. For Tom, the only passion greater than a love of the outdoors is his love of family. Tom and his wife often spend time outdoors camping, at the beach, or on their boat with their three young children.
Richard Chapo is an Internet lawyer by day — and — avid traveler whenever he has time. Based in San Diego, Richard has been practicing law for nearly 25 years. He advises online businesses small and large on how best to comply with Internet laws while minimizing the chance of being dragged into litigation. He has represented companies in multi-million dollar insurance disputes, and in 1999, he took a sabbatical to teach at the Chita [cheetah ] State Technical University in Chita, Russia. Richard eventually returned to California and opened his current practice.
Matt Inglot is the creator FreelanceTransformation.com where he helps freelance designers, developers, and marketers to win clients and build a dream lifestyle through freelancing. Matt’s expertise comes from running a web agency for 11 years which he transformed from a traditional bricks and mortar office and 80 hour work week to significantly less work and far greater profitability. From that experience Matt has realized that most freelancers and consultants make life far more difficult for themselves than it needs to be.
Patty Alper is author of “Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America.” Patty’s 35-year career as an entrepreneur and business executive, coupled with two decades of hands-on experience working with youth, helps her understand the growing skills gap from both perspectives: the employers who seek to build a pipeline and hire better prepared youth for 21st century jobs, and the youth who are often ill equipped or ill trained to enter the new workforce. Patty bridges the business and academic sectors uniquely with a proven mentorship formula, told through best practices, case studies, and heartwarming true tales of youth.
Adam Anderson is a long-time small business owner who also happens to be one of the leading authorities on small business cyber security. He is a serial entrepreneur, author, founder, and chairman of Palmetto Security Group, an IBM Premier Cyber Security Business Partner. With 20 years in Cyber Security, Adam understands both sides of the Cyber Security equation in a way most experts don’t. Adam is also the co-author of the book, “Small Business Cyber Security: Your Customers Can Trust You…Right?” and he is on a mission to help fellow business owners find the answer to the question, “Should I even care about cyber security?”
After 10-years of running the company he founded -- and having worked with dozens of early-stage founders and CEOs -- Bruce Eckfeldt developed 52 habits that help entrepreneurs be better managers -- because most entrepreneurs struggle to be good managers. And now Bruce shares a habit a week with his ever growing community -- which are easy to use tips on how to apply them to your day-to-day work and grow your business faster and easier.
Andrew Sherman is a Partner and Chair of the Washington, D.C. corporate department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice is focused on issues affecting business growth for companies at all stages, including licensing and leveraging intellectual property, intellectual asset management and harvesting, and international transactional and franchising matters. He has served as an advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of emerging growth companies. He also counsels on issues such as franchising, licensing, joint ventures, strategic alliances, capital formation, distribution channels, technology development, and mergers and acquisitions. Andrew has written nearly 30 books, published many articles, and is a frequent keynote speaker. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS News Radio, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and other media.
Steve Olsher is known as the world’s foremost reinvention expert. Famous for helping individuals and corporations become exceptionally clear on their WHAT – that is, the ONE thing they were created to do – his practical, no-holds-barred approach to life and business propels his clients towards achieving massive profitability while also cultivating a life of purpose, conviction, and contribution. Steve is the Chairman & Founder of Liquor.com, a New York Times bestselling author of “What Is Your WHAT? Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do”, host of the #1 rated radio show / podcast Reinvention Radio, international keynote speaker, and has appeared on CNN, The Huffington Post, and countless other media outlets.
Mike Smith is the author of “THE NATIVE ADVERTISING ADVANTAGE” and senior vice president of revenue platforms and operations for Hearst Magazine’s Digital Media and senior vice president of advertising platforms for Hearst’s Core Audience. He is responsible for digital media revenue platforms, including the company’s programmatic sales engineering efforts through the Hearst Exchange, the company’s auction system for selling advertising on its hundreds of websites. His previous book, “Targeted”, was named one of the “Top 6 Business Books to Read” by Inc.com and won the Axiom Gold Medal Award for best advertising / marketing book for 2015.
Craig Cody is a Certified Tax Coach and the owner of the New York City based accounting firm, Craig Cody & Company. Craig belongs to a select group of tax practitioners who’ve undergone extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies. Craig is passionate about helping business owners understand the difference between tax planning — and tax paying — by helping them save significant money. Craig is also the co-author of the Amazon bestseller, “Secrets of a Tax Free Life.” You may remember Craig and the wisdom he shared during Episode 178. If you haven’t listened to, studied, and applied all Craig shared during our first interview…I highly encourage you to add Episode 178 to your list of vital priorities.
Lou Diamond is a master at putting great people in touch with other great people. He has over 25-years of experience in sales, relationship management, business development and executive coaching. Lou’s authenticity, energy, and enthusiasm, along with his unwavering passion and desire for helping people achieve their dreams, is unmatched. He has been a top producer at every firm he’s ever worked, has led teams at Accenture, Deloitte, Omnicom, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America to achieve record revenues year after year. And he is now the Founder & CEO of THRIVE, a leading consulting and coaching company focused on making the most incredible leaders and top performers even more amazing.
Cole Fox is a passionate believer in sales and entrepreneurship. He started his career in the wine industry and then immediately founded a vodka company. Then during the 2008 economic meltdown, he shifted his career into sales…full-gear…he sold office supplies, door-to-door. And that wasn’t easy Onward Nation…so he soon discovered the magic of technology and was lucky enough to be among the first hired at LinkedIn. From there, he became passionate about startups and has recently been a ‘resident sales hacker’ at many venture-backed tech startups. He now runs sales for a sales hacking tool called LeadIQ.