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The Pathways to Success with Julian Placino

Julian Placino is a professional recruiter, career coach, speaker and entrepreneur who has conducted thousands of interviews and has helped hundreds of people find their dream job and advance their career. The purpose of the Pathways to Success is to deconstruct the excellence of high performing individuals in various disciplines and share their inspiring stories to help you achieve your maximum potential.
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Jun 19, 2017
Greg Weatherford II is an entrepreneurial prodigy and philanthropist. At the age of 12, Greg founded the non-profit, Young People Who Care, which helped create student-led service learning opportunities for young people to get involved in the community. 
 
In the for-profit world, Greg has served as a consultant for large corporations, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. In 2008, Greg was selected to lead The State Farm Youth Advisory Board which is an outreach initiative that allocates $5 million annually to college students to grant out across North America to deserving non-profits.

He’s been recognized for his community work by entities such as the United States House of Representatives, President George W. Bush, The United States Education Department, America’s Promise Alliance, Best Buy, Coca-Cola, Prudential Financial, State Farm, Apple Orthodontics and the Dallas Mavericks.

Greg now splits his time volunteering for various causes and managing his business interests. His non-profit organization, Educational Pathways was created to help youth and their families get access to valuable resources to become more engaged, educated and empowered. Since 2011, Educational Pathways has helped over 1,000 students get access to valuable higher education resources.

Topics:

  • The importance of finding your purpose
  • How to discover your purpose
  • How to profit from your purpose 
  • Making money with your passion
  • The importance of mentors
  • How to teach entrepreneurship to children
  • Why it’s ok to start small with your entrepreneurial ventures
  • The importance of continuous education
  • Being a lifelong learner  
 
Greg’s Businesses:
 
Connect with Greg:
Jun 12, 2017
This is part 2 and the exciting conclusion of my in depth interview with Jason Wang. 
 
Jason Wang is the Executive Relations Manager for Defy Ventures, a non-profit organization that takes previously incarcerated persons and pairs them with successful entrepreneurs and executives. Despite the success he’s achieved in present day, Jason did not have an easy start. He was incarcerated at the age of 15 and earned a 12 year sentence due to his life of hustling, gambling and gang affiliation. Since being released from prison, he’s completely transformed his life. Jason graduated from UT Dallas with a double masters (MBA, International Business), has raised over a quarter million dollars in private funding for non-profits, serves on the board of directors for TCJC, is featured in the hit documentary, Chasing Bonnie and Clyde and even founded his own company, By Size moments. 
 
Topics: 
  • Experiences in prison
  • The role his mother played in his transformation
  • How he was able to find success after his release
  • Defy Ventures 
Contact: 
jwang@defyventures.org
https://defyventures.org/
Jun 5, 2017
Jason Wang is the Executive Relations Manager for Defy Ventures, a non-profit organization that takes previously incarcerated persons and pairs them with successful entrepreneurs and executives. Despite the success he’s achieved in present day, Jason did not have an easy start. He was incarcerated at the age of 15 and earned a 12 year sentence due to his life of hustling, gambling and gang affiliation.
 
Since being released from prison, he’s completely transformed his life. Jason graduated from UT Dallas with a double masters (MBA, International Business), has raised over a quarter million dollars in private funding for non-profits, serves on the board of directors for TCJC, is featured in the hit documentary, Chasing Bonnie and Clyde and even founded his own company, By Size moments. 
 
  • Abusive upbringing
  • Lifestyle of gambling and hustling
  • The Crime
  • Roberies and burglaries 
  • Sentencing
  • Checking into prison
  • Life of a prisoner 
May 29, 2017

Trevor is the co-founder of Becomethelion.com, which was ranked one of the top motivational blogs in 2016 and has garnered over 490,000 fans on social media. 

Trevor is the host of the Become The Lion Podcast, where he's interviewed highly successful entrepreneurs including Mike Dillard, Joel Brown, Chris Ducker, John Lee Dumas, Tim Sykes, Jon Gordon and many more. 

Trevor co-authored the book, The Daily Lion and has been a contributor to various online publications including Addicted2Success, Influencive and The Daily Positive. 

Having just turned 20 years old a few months before the recording of this podcast, Trevor is living proof that your age doesn’t matter when it comes to achieving success. 

Topics:
  • The entrepreneurial mindset
  • The smart way to approach education
  • How to bounce back from failure 
  • Learning from mistakes
  • The importance of mentors 
  • Meditation
  • Online marketing 
  • How to grow your social following

Connect with Trevor: 

Website

Podcast

Facebook

Twitter

Book

May 22, 2017

The lady behind the scenes at Interviews-That-Convert-dot-com and the host of the fantastic new podcast ‘Get Guest Ready’ -- Nicole Holland helps successful business owners and CEOs increase their visibility exponentially through Podcast Guesting so they can make a greater impact, influence, and income. Proud to have been named in the Huffington Post as one of “50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017” alongside female powerhouses including Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte, Amy Porterfield, and Dorie Clark, Nicole continues to inspire entrepreneurs all around the globe through her popular podcast, The Business Building Rockstars Show.

 

Work with Nicole: 

Main Website: https://interviewsthatconvert.com

Get Guest Ready School: https://businessbuildingrockstarsummit.com

Business Building Rockstars Show Podcast Website: http://bbrshow.com

Business Building Rockstars Summit: https://businessbuildingrockstarsummit.com

 

Connect with Nicole: 

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Linkedin

May 15, 2017

Chris Hanson was with IBM for nearly 20 years working in sales.  At 28, he began spending nights and weekends learning the stock market; the goal was time freedom.  He got there in 2002 at age 40 and walked away from the j-o-b.  People began approaching him saying, “I want to walk away like you did, show me how”, so he started www.ProfitsOnWallStreet.com , a stock market workshop that teaches the methods he uses.  He also hosts the podcast “Investing From The Beach”.

 
Connect with Chris Hanson:
 
May 8, 2017

Cassie Parks is a seven time best selling author, a retiree at the age of 32, and the Creator of the Manifest $10K course which has currently served more than 1500 people + in 26 countries. 

Her best-selling books include the topics of money, business and lifestyle design. She is a mentor for those who want to turn their wildest dreams into their dreams come true. Manifest $10,000 hits bookstores in May of 2017.

On this episode, Cassie and I discuss what it takes to become financially free and how to develop a positive money mindset. 

Connect with Cassie Parks:

Book

Website

Podcast

May 1, 2017
Riad Bekhi is an eCommerce entrepreneur and the Chief Potato Officer @ Potato Parcel, which is a service that allows you to send a custom message to anyone…on a potato. Now although that might sound funny to some of you, it is a serious business. Riad and his parter Alex Craig, were featured on the hit TV show, the Shark Tank and successfully struck a deal, with Mr. Wonderful himself, Kevin O’Leary. 
 
Leesons from Riad: 
  • The benefits of self-learning
  • Creating an environment that employees enjoy
  • Time management and organization
  • Focusing on growth and always being open to new ideas. 
 
Connect with Riad and Potato Parcel
 
 
 
Apr 24, 2017
Jason is a top business and executive coach and sales leadership trainer. He’s a leading expert on human behavior, influence, and relationship building. 
At the heart of his strategy is the understanding that people and your relationships are your true “wealth.” Everything we accomplish in life is with or through other people. 
 
He's worked with well-known CEOs such as Steve Jobs, Mark Hurd at HP, and many others. He's helped his clients meet influencers such as Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and many others. He's also helped his clients make more than $1 billion dollars over the past 3 years and get on influential boards such as TED and xPrize.
Jason’s bestselling book, Social Wealth, the how-to-guide on building personal and professional relationships, has sold more than 45,000 copies and has been #1 in four business and self-help categories.
 
He's been a featured guest on 500+ podcasts, radio and TV shows, and FOX News radio contributor. Jason has his law degree and masters in communications from Syracuse University. 
 
Links:
Apr 17, 2017

Robert James Collier is the Founder of Entrepreneurs Dinner. Entrepreneurs Dinner hosts dinners for entrepreneurs, freelancers, models, artists, creatives and more to share:

  • What their business is
  • What their biggest challenge is
  • How they can help others

These events are held at beautiful and exclusive private venues. The Entrepreneurs Dinner experience is complete with private chefs cooking delicious 4-course meals, bartenders serving drinks and videographers to capture the entire event. 

Robert considers meditation to be one of the key factors to his success as an entrepreneur. On this episode we discuss the benefits of meditation and its direct application to business success. 

Connect with Robert:

To learn more about Entrepreneurs Dinner go to http://entrepreneursdinner.com/apply

Apr 10, 2017

Crystal Gornto is an entrepreneur, event facilitator, blogger, speaker, Ruckus Maker and of course the Chief Love Amplifier at HeartStories.com, which connects women with purpose in the busy seasons of life. 

Crystal is a wife and mother who left a successful career to start HeartStories because she knows what it’s like for women to rush through life on autopilot, losing touch with close friends and the truth about themselves in little pieces along the way.

HeartStories was born out of her passion to help women to hear Love louder than all the negative noise in their lives. Through HeartStories, Crystal is determined to create fun and innovative ways to connect women with more joy and purpose.   Her mission is to inspire them to be all they’re meant to be, while enjoying the journey together, despite their hectic lives.  She hosts monthly GNOs (Girl’s Nights Out) speaks, and blogs daily about life and learning on the journey of leading HeartStories.

Crystal would love to connect!  Find her on LinkedInFacebookInstagram, & Twitter.

Apr 3, 2017

Jonathan is the Founder of DASH, Digital Auction Showdown, which is a digital auction platform designed to enhance a fans sporting experience before, during, and after a game by connecting sports teams with their fans through live, in-game auctions.

What you will learn: 

  • How to build a tech company without tech experience
  • How to attract and build the right team to support your vision
  • The product validation process 
  • Hustle, grind and overcoming fear 
  • What Jonathan learned about life and business on the wrestling mat

Get the DASH app! http://www.dashapp.io/

Connect with Jonathan: 

 

 

 

Mar 27, 2017

Alison Lumbatis is the creator and editor of Get Your Pretty On and the first of it’s kind online capsule wardrobe membership program – StyleChallenges.com. Since rolling out the program in 2014, over 10,000 women in 20 countries have participated. She is also the developer of Stylegistix, a turnkey fashion tech platform that allows personal stylists, fashion bloggers and online fashion retailers to easily create and sell their online style programs.

Alison is a personal stylist and former actress and print model with both creative and technical backgrounds. She was a network engineer for several years before leaving corporate America to pursue creative endeavors.   She is a contributor to Redbook Magazine and has been named one of the Top 25 Best Fashion and Beauty Blogs (POPSUGAR), an Editor’s Favorite (Lucky Magazine) and a Top Up and Coming Blog (Bloglovin’). Alison is the Amazon best selling author of Get Pretty, Kick Butt! The Moms’ Guide to Looking Your Best and Getting More Done. Through the Pretty Strong program, GYPO provides complimentary style services to women undergoing cancer treatment.

Get Your Pretty On reaches a half million visitors annually in 200 countries worldwide. Alison inspires a global community of women to rediscover themselves and embrace what makes them feel pretty, happy and confident.

Connect with Alison: 

http://getyourprettyon.com/

https://stylegistix.com/

http://stylechallenges.com/

Facebook

Instagram

 

 

Mar 20, 2017

Robert James Collier is the Founder of Entrepreneurs Dinner. Entrepreneurs Dinner hosts dinners for entrepreneurs, freelancers, models, artists, creatives and more, to share:

  • What their business is
  • What their biggest challenge is
  • How they can help others

These events are held at beautiful and exclusive private venues. The Entrepreneurs Dinner experience is complete with private chefs cooking delicious 4-course meals, bartenders serving drinks and videographers to capture the entire event. 

To learn more about Entrepreneurs Dinner go to http://entrepreneursdinner.com/apply

Connect with Robert

Mar 13, 2017

Blake Hammerton is the founder and creative director of The Sharp Gentleman, a company focused on helping guys earn more respect by being more respectable. He’s a certified coach with a background in psychology and relationship dynamics, and uses his ever-expanding arsenal of tools to help clients all over the world become the men they were born to be.

What you will learn: 

  • What a modern gentleman is and why you want to be one
  • 4 steps to becoming a modern gent for the subtle guy 
  • Essential outfits for every modern gent
  • The modern gent's guide to improving confidence, image and communication
  • Dressing to elevate your image and confidence 
  • The secret phrase to fix anything with your significant other 

Connect with Blake Hammerton:

Mar 6, 2017

Laura D is a fitness entrepreneur who has lost over 100 pounds. In doing so, she’s created a following of nearly 80,000 organic followers across all social media channels. Laura D was a member of the test group, and was featured on the infomercial for CIZE, the hit dance workout program with Shaun T from BeachBody. Her passion and purpose is to help people improve their physical, mental, spiritual and financial lives. 

On part 2 of our interview, we talk about how Laura was able to lose the weight and build a massive social following which supported her journey in unbelievable ways. 

Mentioned on the Podcast: 

Connect with Laura D: 

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Snapchat: @laurad543
  • To see more of Laura’s before & after pics, Search #iAmLauraDtransformation 

 

Feb 27, 2017

Laura D is a fitness entrepreneur who has lost over 100 pounds. In doing so, she’s created a following of nearly 80,000 organic followers across all social media channels. Laura D was a member of the test group, and was featured on the infomercial for CIZE, the hit dance workout program with Shaun T from BeachBody. Her passion and purpose is to help people improve their physical, mental, spiritual and financial lives. 

On part 1 of our interview, we talk about Laura’s unbelievable story of couch surfing across the country to pursue her dreams. 

Mentioned on the Podcast: 

Connect with Laura D: 

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Snapchat: @laurad543
  • To see more of Laura's before & after pics, Search #iAmLauraDtransformation 
Feb 20, 2017

Matt Sandrini is an intentional performance coach and runs TimeZillionaire.com, a blog that shows you how to use time as the ultimate measure of wealth. He’s currently a most read writer on Quora with 2.1m views. Through personal coaching, Matt supports ambitious people to get clarity on their number one goal and take constant, planned action to achieve it.

Checkout Matt’s free course to Triple Your Output at busytoproductive.com

What you will learn: 

  • Kickstarter pro tips 
  • Must know product launching techniques 
  • Managing time like a Time Zillionaire 
  • Goal setting
  • Neuropsychology 
  • The truth about will power

Connect with Matt:

Website: http://www.timezillionaire.com/

E-Mail: Matt@timezillieronaire.com

Twitter: @mattsandrini

Instagram: mattsandrini

Feb 13, 2017

Aj Amyx is an international Personal Brand and Business Growth Strategist, who teaches business owners and entrepreneurs how to build and grow an online business using social media and other innovative marketing strategies. He’s been featured on CNN, BusinessInsider, CreativeLive and is a mentor to several of Forbes Top Social Media Influencers. He’s the creator of the online courses, Tweet Like a Rockstar, The iTER System and the High Converting Webinar StarterKit.

What you will learn: 

  • Turning your personal brand into a highly paid business
  • How to make $3,000 / month using your existing knowledge 
  • Developing a world class personal brand 
  • Why you may need to take your business offline to succeed
  • How to rewire your mind to become fearless 
  • The process to eliminate limiting thoughts
  • Discovering your natural tendencies as a creator 

Connect with AJ: 

Feb 6, 2017

Layne Wiedl is a middleweight amateur competitive bodybuilder. He has competed in 4 shows and placed 2nd in the 2015 Ronnie Coleman Classic and 2nd at the 2016 Heart of Texas Championships. On this episode, we’ll learn Layne’s secrets to sculpting the ideal physique. 

What you will learn: 

  • Eating for maximum muscle growth
  • Best sources of proteins and carbohydrates
  • Supplements, vitamins, oils and more! 
  • The “magical” product Layne uses to burn fat 
  • Training for your body type
  • Keeping the body guessing for maximum results 
  • Cycling your diet as well as exercise 
  • The reality of judging in bodybuilding competitions 
  • The core bodybuilding lifts: bench press, deadlift & squats
  • Recovering the body or maximum results 

Mentioned on the Podcast:

Connect with Layne:

Jan 30, 2017

With more than two decades of facilitating, teaching, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches business experience, Tom Allen, President/CEO of Opango, is dedicated to helping business professionals and entrepreneurs understand how to create a well thought-out executable business plan, a roadmap, to take their ideas and businesses to the next level. 

Tom brings a passion and energy to his presentation that empowers his audiences to understand their potential and devise strategies to identify their toughest business challenges and implement critical action plans that accelerate their sales cycles and maximize profits to greater levels.

He has advised tech startups and established telecom business owners and executives to succeed where others have failed. Comfortable in the boardroom and also on the factory floor, he has led teams at all organizational levels and across many industries. He takes great joy in their successes.

Tom’s specialty is collaborating with his clients to install business infrastructure, leadership methods, and management processes to achieve self‐sustaining businesses that function smoothly, consistently, and profitably. 

Tom holds an Executive MBA from University of Florida and is an avid pilot. In his spare time Tom serves as a judge for Texas A&M, University of Texas at Dallas, and Lamar University Business Plan Competitions. 

Besides flying, his wife and children, one of Tom’s greatest passions is encouraging young entrepreneurs letting them know…“You can do it, you’re going to be okay!”

What you will learn: 

  • Step by Step: Turning an idea into a profitable business 
  • Tom’s “controversial” idea about business relationships 
  • Idea, entrepreneur, execution…what’s most important? 
  • Business plans: Do you even need one? 
  • When you should and shouldn’t listen to your customer
  • The kind of relationships every entrepreneur needs
  • Distinguishing good business ideas from bad ones  
  • Why you must take criticism well and use it
  • Why it’s ok for your business to change 
  • The commonalities of successful business ideas 
  • To scale or not to scale? 
  • 3 Company Types: Product Leader, Customer Intimacy, Economic Efficiency 
Jan 23, 2017

Jake Thompson is the Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Every Day and the host of the "Better Than Yesterday” podcast. He began his entrepreneurial journey by selling shirts from the back of his car in May of 2011. To the dismay of his friends, Jake no longer sells the shirts from his car. One of his proudest accomplishments is the ability for Compete Every Day to provide employment for its growing team, allowing them to live their passion daily. 

Jake is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and writer. He is a proud TCU alumni & MBA graduate of the University of Dallas. He loves working out while also being obsessed with donuts. Jake currently lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Elena, & their two lovable boxers, Huckleberry & Bella.

What you will learn: 

  • Jake Thompson’s entrepreneurial story 
  • How to scale a business
  • How to find your “one thing”
  • How to deal with fear and uncertainty 
  • What makes a great brand 

Connect with Jake: 

Website: https://www.competeeveryday.com/

Website: http://lifeisworthcompetingfor.com/

Podcast: http://betterthanyesterdaypodcast.com

IG: https://www.instagram.com/lifeisworthcompetingfor/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/competeeveryday/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/competeeveryday/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/competeeveryday

Jan 16, 2017

Deirdre Sanborn is a leadership coach, business consultant, corporate event speaker, and the host of The Ambition Project Show. She leverages over 20 years experience as an executive in the investment banking industry working with Fortune 500 companies to provide strategic value and insight to her clients. Deirdre firmly believes that clear, open conversations are the secret weapon that fuels growth in any business. It is the reason why top clients work with you, elite talent sticks with you, and your company profits year after year. Her mantra: "Relationships are the deal”.

What you will learn: 

  • The 5 C’s to live a fulfilled life
  • The #1 mistake entrepreneurs make to derail fulfillment
  • How to find your unique gift 
  • How to find your unique purpose 
  • Steps to living your best life now 

Deirdre's Mission: 

To help business leaders build inspired businesses that support them, their family, their employees and their community.

What Deirdre does for her clients:

She advises business owners about employing the best of "big company" practices to help their team think strategically about expanding their business, optimize performance and access capital to fund the company's growth objectives. 

Who Deirdre works with: 

Her programs are designed for motivated business leaders who want to grow and build a company or team that frees them up to do only what they love to do most in their business. It’s a process that will show you how to multiply your income, freedom, and take your company to the next level. 

Specialties: Leadership Coaching, Strategic Planning, Communication, P&L Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Divestitures, Structured Finance, Banking Relationships, Investor Relations & Mentoring.

Email: deirdre@deirdresanborn.com

Website: http://deirdresanborn.com

Twitter: @deirdre_sanborn

The Ambition Project Show Podcast: http://www.theambitionprojectshow.com/

Jan 9, 2017

Stephanie J. Bond is a survivor. After experiencing personal heartbreak of unfathomable proportions, she has dedicated her life to helping others transcend through their own personal tragedy.

Stephanie’s husband struggled with mental illness throughout the last several years of their marriage. As his illness escalated, violence and abuse gradually crept into their home. In 2010, her marriage ended with an attempted murder and his suicide. Stephanie was shot three times and suffered life-threatening injuries. Her family was broken. Her community was divided. She lost her multi-million dollar business, leaving her with few financial resources to raise four children.

Stephanie is proof that even with financial stability and other privileges, domestic violence and mental illness can still destroy everything. Through all of this, she refuses to be typecast as a victim. Her unique perspective as a caregiver, her need for resilience, and her belief in the power of faith —especially during times of unimaginable grief—is shared with raw transparency and authenticity.

Stephanie shares her story to shed light on improving the way to view, act, and care for those afflicted with mental illness. She shares her story to help navigate a way out from domestic violence. She shares her story to inspire others to rise above their personal struggles.

What you will learn: 

  • Recovering from domestic violence 
  • Steps to get out of an abusive relationship 
  • Mental illness from the Caregiver’s eyes
  • Overcoming loss
  • Finding purpose through Pain
  • Rebuilding your foundation
  • Domestic violence resources 

Connect with Stephanie: 

WWW.STEPHANIEJBOND.COM 

stephaniejbond@yahoo.com

Resources: http://www.genesisshelter.org/

Jan 2, 2017

Elizabeth de Moraes is a Certified Transformational Coach, focused on visibility and video in business who creatively and passionately guides and empowers high-powered-go-for-it entrepreneurs who know they want to make an even bigger impact, "unleash their inner celebrity™" through video and stand out in a crowded marketplace by being the superstars they are meant to be in the world! 

She does this by helping them get their head in the game, gain clarity on the direction they desire to go in business and life, and refine their messaging, and especially their 'performance' skills to get their powerful message out. All this so that they can access and unleash their authentic charisma, which is so powerful in helping one to be seen as the leader and celebrity in their field! Having that extra 'spark' in your messaging can become your super power! It equals more magnetism, which translates into more influence, impact and sales!

She draws from her extensive experiences as a transformational coach, multiple business owner former international professional dancer, choreographer, scholar and teacher in both performing and in business. She has the experience and knowledge that gives her a unique way of 1. helping clients define their passion/message/business and then 2. drawing out their authentic essence so that they can step out fully onto their “stage.” It has been her honor and privilege to witness the blossoming of many people who then stand in their power and unleash that “inner celebrity” that has been lying dormant for so long. 

It's time to stop fearing your brilliance so that you can step into your greatness...the greatness that you were placed here to claim and release to the world! 

What you will learn: 

  • Mastering video to grow your business 
  • How to NOT freak out in front of the camera 
  • Looking like a pro in front of the camera (even if you aren’t) 
  • Crushing Facebook Live
  • Unleashing your charisma and inner celebrity 
  • Finding your unique strengths and inner greatness 
  • Lessons from performing arts to grow your business 
  • How to develop improv skills 

Connect with Elizabeth!

www.yourinnercelebrity.com

https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.demoraes

https://www.instagram.com/elidemoraes/

The 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Making Your Videos - CLICK HERE 

 

 

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