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The Pathways to Success with Julian Placino

Julian Placino is a professional recruiter, speaker, and entrepreneur. On the Pathways to Success Podcast, he conducts in-depth interviews with world-class performers to discover their mindsets, tactics, and behaviors. He has interviewed CEOs, New York Times bestselling authors, TEDx speakers, celebrity athletes, company founders, leading entrepreneurs, and prolific thought leaders.
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Apr 23, 2018

Emmanuel Kumfa is a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army. He specializes in training military and civilian personnel on how to respond to incidents dealing with weapons of mass destruction, natural disasters, and even terrorist attacks. 

On this episode, we discuss the lessons Emmanuel has learned from training leaders all around the world. 
 
Topics:
  • Transformational leadership 
  • Direct leadership
  • Participational leadership 
  • Transactional leadership 
  • Empathy and influence
Apr 9, 2018

Billingsley Consulting Group is a training and communications firm designed to help businesses, associations, and educational institutions grow through personal and professional development.  Claire Billingsley has experience coaching managers on social and communication skills, leadership skills, time management and organizational skills, personnel management, as well as personal and professional development.  Claire held leadership and management positions with Sylvan Learning Systems, FASTSIGNS International, and TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy.  With over 20 years of business experience, she learned the strategies and skills necessary to lead, manage, and motivate employees spread all over the world.  Claire is a graduate of Emporia State University, a Certified Franchise Executive through the International Franchise Association and a trained executive business coach by Newfield Network in Boulder, CO.  She is an active Board member and previous Chairman of the Board at The University of North Texas Professional Leadership Program, College of Business.

Calling on her background in Improvisational comedy, Claire’s keynote speeches, breakout sessions and training workshops use participatory-style training methods that teach practical knowledge and skills through highly interactive methodologies and real life business lessons.  Claire’s programs take the skills and guiding principles taught through improvisational comedy and demonstrates how they transfer to the workplace.  Her techniques help individuals and organizations foster innovation, build confidence, take initiative, improve communication skills, collaborate, take risks and enhance creativity.

In 2010, Claire was named one of the “Top 25 Women to Watch” in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal. 

Claire is a published author of “Circle Up”, co-author of “The Owners’ Guide”, and most recently, “Spirit Fed Entrepreneur”, which in two days reached the Amazon Best Seller List.

In the fall of 2016, Claire launched her Internet TV show “Coffee with Claire”.  New shows air every  Friday morning at 9 am and available 24/7  on the Women’s Broadcast Television Network WBTVN.tv/channel/coffee-with-claire, and on- demand on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick (just to name a few)  and on the Apple and Android phone app Womenontv, reaching over 30 million subscribers daily.

Claire is a certified NLP Practitioner, and a certified Laughter Yoga leader.

Topics:

  • Benefits of laugher in the workplace
  • Improvisational comedy and business: how they can work together
  • Health benefits of laughter

Connect with Claire:

Website | TV | Facebook | E-Mail 

Mar 26, 2018
Not many people can claim to have literally created not only an entire software category but as a result also a global multi-billion dollar industry. Mike is only one of two guys that did, the other being his past business partner. 

Born and raised in Chicago, Mike started his career with IBM in the pre-PC Mainframe era and was classically trained as a Marketing Rep (a fancy way of saying “Sales”) in their 6-month deep-dive intensive Sales Training School of which he graduated 6 out of 66 in his national class. He went on to have a very successful career with IBM who instilled in him many of the principles that he applied later as a software entrepreneur.

Mike has experienced both success and failure as an entrepreneur and lives by the credo Dare Greatly! - Fail to Succeed! Audiences find Mike exceptionally, and vulnerably, transparent and authentic that captures their hearts because of his relate-ability and enthuses the human spirit in his audiences to rise above the norm in realizing their greatest potential. 

Mike’s career has truly been uniquely, irrefutably, and intensely focused on effecting meaningful relationships. As a software entrepreneur he developed world-class tools to enable people to realize and achieve more effective, meaningful, real, and connected relationships in both their business as well as their personal landscape of networks.

Mike is best known as the Co-Founder and Co-Inventor of ACT!, the product that literally created the entire Relationship Management software category and global industry and that has been purchased by over 10 million people in the world. Still on the market today after 31 years ACT! has always been acknowledged as the catalyst that created the CRM multi-billion industry. 

Mike has spoken to over 250,000 people worldwide as the Keynote Speaker for companies such as Toshiba, Compaq, UT-Dallas, University of Illinois, IDG Publications, the California Professional Women Conference, Singapore Business Expositions, and numerous sales conferences among others as well as speaking on stage with other technology industry titans such as Masayoshi Son, the Founder & CEO of Softbank. Known as The Connection Expert Mike helps people and businesses build substantive and sustainable relationships that enables greater achievement and stronger networks from which all livelihoods depend. Mike can be reached at Mike@MikeMuhney.com.

In January 2015 Mike was recognized in a FORBES article as one of the “25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015” along with such notables as Tim Ferriss and Keith Ferrazzi. 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johncorcoran/2015/01/08/25-professional-networking-experts-to-watch-in-2015/

 
Topics: 
  1. The real “R” in CRM is not about Relationships, but something more important
  2. Everybody Sells, making that 1-degree of difference
  3. Business is a Contact Sport - Success, Failure and What’s Next
 
Connect with Mike at www.MikeMuhney.com
Mar 12, 2018
Abe Nadimi is a serial entrepreneur, business consultant and Founder of the Kinetic Experience, an innovative school that equips new and experienced entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and connections to succeed in their business. He is also the Co-Founder of Social Smoke, the largest manufacturer of Hookah Tobacco in the USA. Social Smoke was ranked on the INC 500 and featured on CNN Money. 
 
Topics: 
  • Proximity advice vs Expert advice
  • Mastering human relationships
  • What it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur
  • Value added selling 
  • Developing the entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Reframing limiting beliefs 
  • Applying engineering concepts to business 
 
Connect with Abe:
 
Support Abe’s Causes:
 
 
 
 
 
Feb 26, 2018

On this episode, we discuss Kim’s experience publishing her first book and how she became an Amazon Best Selling Author.

Topics:

  • The process of content creation: creating a book without “writing” it 
  • The difference between publishing, self-publishing, and hybrid publishing
  • Editing, formatting, and the importance of Beta-Readers
  • Cover design and book distribution 
  • Speaking engagements and authorship 

Kim is a West Texas girl through and through still residing in her home town of Odessa, TX. Since 1991, she has been a steady figure in her community as a Fitness and Nutrition expert with backgrounds in twirling, dance, aerobics, figure body building, cooking, running, and 70.3 Ironman triathlons. It’s been Kim’s passion to help others achieve their fitness and health goals through personal traininggroup exercisenutritional counseling and programshealthy cooking classes, videos, writing, life coaching, and more.

Kim owns “Get Fit With Kim, L.L.C.” and “Cooking with Kim” for which she has been awarded the Odessa American Reader’s Choice Award for Best Chef in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

She is the author of FITNESS. FOOD. FAITH: Your Eternal “Why” for Everlasting Results and the How to Eat Pie, Too! Cookbook which features deliciously healthy recipes from her award-winning cooking classes. Kim is also a monthly contributor for the health and wellness magazine, “Be Well Magazine.”

Kim is a regular on the CBS Lifestyle TV show, “Studio 7,” where she shares her real-life solutions and tips for healthy living and cooking.

She is dedicated to serving her community through service on local boards, missions, corporate wellness programs, and speaking engagements. Her passion for teaching kids about exercise, nutrition, and health extends into her home Church and their extended missions in other countries.

Kim’s philosophy is:

Get help with what you don’t know. Do the best you can. Pray over the rest, and move on with life. She believes to truly be healthy, one must continue to grow in mind, body, and spirit through healthy lifestyle changes.  She is passionately committed to helping others adopt a healthier lifestyle while ensuring they achieve their desired results through any of the services she offers.

Kim’s certifications include:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • CrossFit Endurance Coach
  • USA Triathlon Coach
  • NASM Youth Exercise Specialist
  • NASM Senior Exercise Specialist
  • Positional Isometrics Coach
  • Rossiter Coach
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • R.I.P.P.E.D. Certified Instructor
  • And many sub-categories

Purchase book  http://getfitwithkimtoday.com/book/

Claim FREE Gifts for purchasing book  www.fitnessfoodfaith.net

SOCIAL LINKS

Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Website | Linkedin | Twitter 

Feb 19, 2018

Kim is a West Texas girl through and through still residing in her home town of Odessa, TX. Since 1991, she has been a steady figure in her community as a Fitness and Nutrition expert with backgrounds in twirling, dance, aerobics, figure body building, cooking, running, and 70.3 Ironman triathlons. It’s been Kim’s passion to help others achieve their fitness and health goals through personal traininggroup exercisenutritional counseling and programshealthy cooking classes, videos, writing, life coaching, and more.

Kim owns “Get Fit With Kim, L.L.C.” and “Cooking with Kim” for which she has been awarded the Odessa American Reader’s Choice Award for Best Chef in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

She is the author of FITNESS. FOOD. FAITH: Your Eternal “Why” for Everlasting Results and the How to Eat Pie, Too! Cookbook which features deliciously healthy recipes from her award-winning cooking classes. Kim is also a monthly contributor for the health and wellness magazine, “Be Well Magazine.”

Kim is a regular on the CBS Lifestyle TV show, “Studio 7,” where she shares her real-life solutions and tips for healthy living and cooking.

She is dedicated to serving her community through service on local boards, missions, corporate wellness programs, and speaking engagements. Her passion for teaching kids about exercise, nutrition, and health extends into her home Church and their extended missions in other countries.

Kim’s philosophy is:

Get help with what you don’t know. Do the best you can. Pray over the rest, and move on with life. She believes to truly be healthy, one must continue to grow in mind, body, and spirit through healthy lifestyle changes.  She is passionately committed to helping others adopt a healthier lifestyle while ensuring they achieve their desired results through any of the services she offers.

Kim’s certifications include:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • CrossFit Endurance Coach
  • USA Triathlon Coach
  • NASM Youth Exercise Specialist
  • NASM Senior Exercise Specialist
  • Positional Isometrics Coach
  • Rossiter Coach
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • R.I.P.P.E.D. Certified Instructor
  • And many sub-categories

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION: 

  1. Getting healthy doesn’t have to be super hard or time consuming. I love offering a fresh approach to fitness and nutrition that’s “real” and achievable.
  2. Setting yourself up for success or failure lies in your perspective NOT your will power.
  3. How faith plays a vital role in your overall and long term health: my struggle with emotional eating and competitiveness (rooted in self-worth issues) that lead to my quitting the sport of Triathlon and ultimately writing my book.

Purchase book  http://getfitwithkimtoday.com/book/

Claim FREE Gifts for purchasing book  www.fitnessfoodfaith.net

SOCIAL LINKS

Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Website | Linkedin | Twitter 

Feb 12, 2018

Hollen Meyer is a Doctor of Chiropractic. She’s been an employee, a business owner – created a J.O.B. for herself, then expanded her practice with a team of doctors.  This has also allowed her to follow her passion and her calling to increase her reach for “exponentially healing.”  She has since created an online health & wellness program (“Own Your Health Revolution”), she’s the spokesperson for Functional Health & Wellness, along with mentoring other healthcare professionals across the nation on increasing their revenue streams for a better quality of care for our planet.  

Dr. Hollen Meyer is a transformational Speaker to inspire doctors and communities to take ownership of their position in life in order to create a revolution for an upgrade in their future and their influence.  She has been interviewed on CBS multiple times, featured in many magazines, as well as a guest of numerous radio shows. 

  • Creator of "Own Rev 90" - 90 Day Challenge of Total Health (Mind, Body, Spirit)
  • Creator of "Own Your Health Revolution" - Online Wellness Program (Mind, Body, Spirit)
  • Co-Founder, 'Get Outta Your Head' Health Empowerment Seminar Series
  • Creator, Multiple Revenue Streams for Doctors
  • Transformational Speaker / Educator / Influencer / Entrepreneur
  • Interviewed on CBS - 'Changing the Face of Healthcare'
  • Interviewed on CBS - guest on the Show - 'Focus on Health'
  • Featured in Frisco Style Magazine, "Women in Business"
  • Featured in The Best in Collin County Magazine, "Top Doctors"
  • Featured in Gigare' Magazine, "Top 25 Minds to Follow in 2017"
  • Featured in 'Voyage Dallas' Magazine:  July 2017 issue
Connect with Dr. Hollen Meyer:
 
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 
Feb 5, 2018

Jeff McManus grows things. As the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, he grows plants...he grows people...he grows ideas. Jeff is a problem-solver, understanding that doing more with less is a 21st century mandate. Faced with a multi-million dollar landscaping beautification project, a demand for excellence, high productivity, and with a stagnant budget, Jeff knew that growing the people was critical to growing the plants. Understanding that all humans either have or strive for the innate elements of Greatness, Resiliency, Opportunity and Wisdom, Jeff developed his GROW-theory into an impactful management and professional development leadership program for his staff. 

Taking his grounds employees, affectionately known as “weeders”, and developing them into “leaders” has been a joyous challenge that reaped acres of rewards in the form of national recognition by the Princeton Review, PGMS, Newsweek and every faculty, staff, student and visitor who has walked onto the Ole Miss Campus. Building on that momentum, Jeff has designed a professional development plan for his Weeders called Landscape University. His message rings true for any industry leader or manager looking to grow a high-performance and dedicated workforce.

Topics: 

  • Weeders into Leaders, creating a culture change in the workplace
  • Paycheck to Purpose
  • Menial to Meaningful: How to cultivate pride and ownership
  • Culture trumps strategy
  • Great teams are getting beyond barriers to beliefs
  • How companies and universities can build effective training programs
    and systems that promote an individual’s innate ability to grow

Connect with Jeff: 

Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter 

Jan 29, 2018

Dustin Joost is most passionate about how technology can empower individuals to achieve collective impact. As VP of Sales and Marketing for YourCause, he leads a team responsible for building the Global Good Network, partnering with companies to connect their employees to the causes they care about through employee giving, volunteering, and corporate philanthropy technology. Joining YourCause as an early employee, he has overseen the Global Good Network’s growth to more than 250 corporations, supporting more than 7 million employees across 170 countries. YourCause has helped corporations and their employees give nearly $2B to charities and track over 30M volunteer hours. He's also a partner and board member for Social Venture Partners Dallas, board member for the Dallas Heroes Project, mentor for the University of North Texas' Professional Leadership Program, and formerly co-founded Sales Hacker DFW and served as a board member for Digital Dallas.

Topics: 

  • The YourCause Story
  • The New Workforce
  • The Motivations for People to Work – Money, Status, and Purpose
  • Understanding Purpose
  • How Purpose Translates to Motivating Sales Teams
  • Social Impact as a Way to Cultivate Purpose

Connect with Dustin: 

Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 

Connect with YourCause:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Jan 21, 2018

Julian Placino is a Recruiting Professional with 11 years of experience in agency and corporate staffing. He’s been instrumental in advancing the careers of hundreds of technology, creative and sales professionals around the country. Today, he leads talent acquisition for Bottle Rocket Studios, one of the premier mobile development firms in the world. 

Julian is the Creator of the Pathways to Success Podcast in iTunes where he conducts in-depth interviews with world-class performers to discover their mindsets, tactics, and behaviors. He has interviewed CEO’s, New York Times bestselling authors, TEDx speakers, celebrity athletes, company founders, leading entrepreneurs, and prolific thought leaders.

Leveraging the experience, knowledge, and resources of the Pathways to Success network, Julian founded the Pathways to Success Training Co. which provides corporate training solutions in sales, leadership, career development, and wellness. 

Having a unique and engaging presentational style, Julian was signed to the theatrical and broadcast division of one of the most prestigious talent agencies in the country, Kim Dawson. He has done acting, modeling, and voiceover work for AT&T, Ford, NFL, American Heart Association, DCCCD, Edward Jones, Hilti USA, ABM Aviation, Orthofix, and more.

Connect with Me!

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Jan 15, 2018

Donnie Boivin is Success Coach, Speaker, and an all-around good guy. He spent over 18 years as a straight-commission salesperson, executive, and ultimately sales trainer.  He has spent years motivating and inspiring thousands of people to get out of their own way and RUN LIKE HELL. He's known as the go-to coach for helping people achieve higher levels of success by discovering their passions and then teaching them how to go for it.

Donnie Boivin challenges success minded people, and entrepreneurs to tackle their fears and find success that they know is there. His no-nonsense "Jarhead Gentle" style inspires people to take action and grow. Combining his story with those of everyday people who have faced challenges in life, he helps Bad-Asses reach their goals.

 Topics: 

  1. Finding Your Passion – How to find your inner Badass
  2. Chasing Your Destiny – Run Like Hell towards your dreams and the universe will take care of the rest
  3. Going Big & Loud – Everyday you have to do the things that scares you
Connect with Donnie: 

Download his eBook “That’s Not How You Journal. Jackass!” https://www.donnieboivin.com/jackass-journal/

Check out his monthly coaching program. “Becoming a Champion”  at https://www.donnieboivin.com/coaching/

Website: https://www.donnieboivin.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SuccessChamp

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donnieboivin

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnie_boivin/

Jan 8, 2018

Russ Riddle is a senior legal executive with 12 years of in-house and 14 years of law firm experience in guiding C-Suite leaders and senior managers through the legal gauntlets of modern business.  

His law practice has served such notable clients as Barney® the purple dinosaur, Bob the Builder®, Thomas the Tank Engine®, the voices of Jimmy Neutron® and Larry the Cucumber®, as well as countless companies and entrepreneurs.

Russ is a past president of the North Texas Chapter of the National Speakers Association and currently serves nationally as Chair of NSA’s Chapter Leadership Committee. 

He’s the author of two books: Lawyer Up – The Smart Way and Persuasive vs. Abrasive – The judges have ruled, as well as the intellectual property manual Corral Your Cash Cow.

On this episode, we discuss how to improve your ability to negotiate and persuade. 

Connect with Russ:
Jan 1, 2018
Dylan Rafaty is the Founder & Chief Navigation Officer at DylanListed. DylanListed leads the way in providing Transition Support Services for Families of People with Disabilities and assisting Businesses achieve Disability Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Dylan is also the Founder, Executive Director/Chairman of DylanListed Connect. DLC is a Texas 501c3 Nonprofit membership-based organization focused on Cross-Disability Community Building, Social Engagement with Abled Population through Community Education. Lastly, Dylan serves on a number of local, state and international boards to assist organizations, school districts and governments. 
 
Topics: 
  • Social Impact involves Collaboration 
  • Diversity & Inclusion impacts / supports Social Entrepreneurship
  • How “One Person” Can Achieve in Making Social Change Through Collaboration
Connect with Dylan: 
Website | Facebook | Twitter 
469-487-3199 
dylan@dylanlisted.com 
Dec 25, 2017

Bryan Townsend is the Co-Founder of Trigger’s Toys, a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate the financial and emotional stress of sick children and their families.  Together with his wife and Co-Founder Stacey Townsend, have raised over a million dollars towards the mission of Trigger’s Toys.

Bryan would tell you that Trigger’s Toys started because he needed to scratch a personal itch to give back to the community. Little did he know that one trip to the hospital with his dog Trigger would ignite a burning passion to help hospitalized children and their families in need.

In his for profit career, Bryan is the VP of Global Sales at The 86 Co. which creates spirits with some of the best distillers and distilleries from around the world.

On this episode, Bryan and I discuss how Trigger’s Toys came to be and how you too can start your own non-profit to give back to the community.

Connect with Trigger's Toys

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Dec 18, 2017

Jay Wong is a serial entrepreneur, business advisor, real estate investor and host of The Inner Changemaker; rated #1 Self-Help Podcast on iTunes.

Jay’s mission is to create empowering media that summarizes all of the great lessons covered in on his show by other successful changemakers, in hopes that these combined journeys will help business owners grow their business through online marketing and elevate their leadership.

With interviews from game-changing entrepreneurs such as Bob Proctor (The Secret (movie)) Sean Stephenson (American Therapist and top Motivational Speaker), Lisa Nichols (personal development giant) Grant Cardone (Multi-millionaire and real estate mogul) and many other prominent names around the world, it's no surprise that his podcast sits consistently on top of the podcasting charts and is actively listened to in 123+ countries.

In October 2016, his podcast was even featured at Toronto Downtown’s busiest intersection, Yonge and Dundas square, highlighting the message of what can happen when you begin to tackle the seemingly impossible in life.

He recently got named as one of the top 40 Millennial Influencers to follow in 2018 and regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world.
 
  • Lessons learned from interviewing high impact achievers like Grant Cardone, Sean Stephenson and Lisa Nichols
  • How to find your gifts and leverage them for maximum achievement 
  • How to move from fear to personal power 
  • How being Asian has become an unfair advantage 
 
Connect with Jay:
Website | iTunes | Stitcher 
 
Make sure to checkout Jay’s NEW audio training: “How To Be The Leader You Truly Are”: https://theinnerchangemaker.com/leadership
Dec 11, 2017

Andrew is the founder and CEO of Louder Co., a company of Operations Specialists that are driven to help their clients operate more efficiently, experience higher profits, and achieve growth faster.  Louder Co.’s clients have coined them as their Chief Improvement Officer where they’ve generated  over $100M in revenue, $100M in savings, and countless hours of operational efficiencies for those clients.  Louder Co. has been built to take on fun, impactful projects to make a lasting impact on there growing clients.  

 
Andrew’s spent the vast majority of his career in Management Consulting, working for big name firms like KPMG and EY in their Strategy and Operations advisory practices.  Over the years, he’s served over 25 clients in 15 different industries and sectors ranging in sizes like AT&T, Bank of America to mid-market to small businesses.  Louder Co. focuses on clients ranging from $10M to $100M in annual revenues, bringing their big name experiences to the lower-mid market where they value that so much.
 
In addition to helping make businesses better, Andrew has it engrained in his DNA to improve communities through volunteer efforts, charitable donations, and pro bono projects.  "Love Louder" is Louder Co.’s charitable focus - giving, serving, and leading with their hearts.  They’ve donated thousands of dollars to various organizations, and served numerous organizations through volunteer experiences.  He’s a Partner at Social Venture Partners, an organization that increases the capacity of non-profits through pro bono consulting services and grants.  He’s also a board member of Digital Dallas, an organization with the mission of bringing the technology community of Dallas together and known for Digital Fight Club, an exciting event where technology luminaries debate over trending topics in technology.  He’s recently been welcomed on the board of Relationships First, an organization that is improving relationships, families, communities, and economic health in our cities.
 
Andrew graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Business Management.  He pitched for the Club Baseball team and started an organization on campus called Social Hispanic Aggies, becoming the largest multi-cultural organization on campus in just two years.
 
Andrew is the son to two amazing parents, the middle brother of a loving sister and brother, the husband to an incredibly supportive wife, the father to two amazing children, all of which make up his why.
 
Connect with Andrew and Louder Co.
Website - https://www.louderco.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/louderco/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/louderco_/?hl=en
Twitter - https://twitter.com/onelouderco
Dec 4, 2017

From his home in St. Paul, MN Bob Stromberg travels continually performing his very unique blend of original story, standup and shtick. His work has left lasting impressions on Fortune 500 companies, raised multimillions for non-profits, garnered literary and theater awards and broken box office records in the US and Europe. The London Times said “ He’s a genuinely funny man”. The Chicago Sun Times called him, “... a mesmerizing physical comedian.” Most impressively, Bob has joined a very small group of elite artists who have stayed prolific and profitably busy for over forty years. How’s he done it? By “Mastering the Craft of Creativity”. In his online class, Bob shares three profound, transforming disciplines that lead to creating a rich, personal reservoir of original ideas.

  • The Creative Process
  • Filling the Creative Reservoir 
  • How to transform ideas into reality 
  • Creativity and the Art of Success 
 
Connect with Bob:
Website - http://bobstromberg.com/
Online Course - http://bobstromberg.com/masteringthecraftofcreativity/
Free 30 minute creativity training video - http://bobstromberg.com/Pathways/
Nov 27, 2017
They say that one of they keys to successful entrepreneurship is to find a person’s pain points and create a solution for them. This is what Joe Scott’s business Cankerboy does - literally. After suffering with canker sores his entire life, Joe created Cankerboy.com as a blog to post research and test and review products to serve as an information hub for people like himself. Over time, he discovered a simple vitamin formula that worked and now sells it as a supplement you can order by subscription.
 
Joe Scott is also the Creator of the Answers With Joe YouTube Channel which currently has more than 75,000 subscribers.
 
In this episode, we discuss: 
  • Why you should have a side hustle even if you love your job 
  • How Joe created a business by, “scratching his own itch.” 
  • How an entrepreneurial mindset can help advance your corporate career
  • Balancing your side hustle with your day job 
 
Connect with Joe:
Nov 20, 2017
After growing up in a small town, Joe Scott became an advertising copywriter by day and screenwriter by night, making the indie film Ocean Front Property in 2005, and serving as a screenwriter on multiple indie films. He eventually turned his attention to YouTube where he created a channel called Answers With Joe, which currently has nearly 75,000 subscribers. He works with businesses helping them manage their YouTube channels and runs his own business called Cankerboy where he sells an oral health product of his own creation. 
 
In this episode, we discuss: 
  • How to build an audience on YouTube 
  • How to make money on YouTube
  • How to build community on YouTube
  • Understanding the YouTube algorithm 
  • What content works and doesn’t work on YouTube
 
Connect with Joe:
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/jnightandday
Website - https://answerswithjoe.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/answerswithjoe/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/answerswithjoe?lang=en
Cankerboy - http://www.cankerboy.com/
Nov 13, 2017

Robert James Collier is the Founder of Entrepreneurs Dinner which 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 was recently invited to give a TEDx talk on, “How Great Businesses Close the Intimacy Gap.” On this episode, we discuss his experience as a TEDx speaker and how he’s continued to evolve as an entrepreneur. 

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

Connect with Robert: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.james.collier

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertjamescollier/

Nov 5, 2017
Brandon Mersier is the Creator and Founder of DopeFit (Defying Other People’s Expectations Forever Internally Training), whose mission is to inspire 1 billion pounds of weight-loss around the world. After losing 120 lbs, Brandon has set out to help others achieve their weight-loss and fitness goals. On this episode, we discuss Brandon’s transformational journey and keys to losing the weight and keeping it off. 
 
Topics: 
  • How to take small steps towards massive weight-loss 
  • Body weight training & cardio tips 
  • Dieting for weight-loss 
  • Developing mindset for permanent change 
  • Critical habits for sustained weight-loss 
 
Connect with Brandon: 
Oct 29, 2017

Raj is an experienced business consultant and for over 20 years has been involved in business ventures across several verticals as a consultant, owner, investor and advisor. 

He has a personal passion for strategy and vision building that has allowed him to lead successful strategic initiatives for both profit and non-profit organizations. And he is an evangelist for the Dallas startup ecosystem and community builder.

Raj is a firm believer in contributing back to society and has given back by conducting personal growth seminars for teens, mentoring MBA students and entrepreneur camps. He has also served on the board of for profit and non-profit organizations.

Education, BA in Liberal Arts from UNT with a concentration in Business and International Studies and an MBA in Global Leadership

Topics:
  • Developing your mindset for success
  • Visualization, self-awareness and consistency 
  • Goal-setting 
 
Connect with Raj:
Oct 23, 2017
Calvin Carter is the Founder and CEO of Bottle Rocket Studios, a multidisciplinary mobile studio that connects future-focused brands to their customers through sophisticated yet simple mobile experiences. 
 
Prior to launching Bottle Rocket, Calvin ran a private equity and business development company that completed many successful projects and made equity investments into 16 companies, many of which were technology focused. He has founded or co-founded several other businesses, including i.con interactive, an Internet software development and professional services company. This company eventually merged with seven other Internet firms to form Luminant Worldwide, a publicly-traded company with $160 million in revenue and over 1,000 professionals.

Outside of Bottle Rocket, Calvin serves on numerous corporate advisory boards and was president of the Dallas Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization, an international membership organization of more than 5,500 business owners worldwide. He later served on the President’s Council of EO and as its North American Regional Director. Calvin holds a BA in Accounting and BA in Organizational Behavior and Business Policy degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of both the Stagen Integral Leadership Program and Transformational Leadership Program.

Topics:
  • Figure out your values early on. Share them with everyone you meet.
  • Don’t do things to impress your friends. Do things you love.
  • Don’t have priorities. Have a purpose.
Oct 16, 2017
Digital Marketing Strategist and entrepreneur Joel Widmer understands how to help businesses systematize marketing success. He is the Founder & CEO of Dallas-based Fluxe Digital Marketing—a marketing shop that specializes in helping companies turn their best ideas into consistent content for lead generation and retention without writing a word. 
 
Fluxe was started after Widmer saw too many brilliant people and businesses struggle through the same grind year after year—trying to create their own content and market it. Especially when they know they should be working on growing their business - not writing another article. The problem is outsourcing content isn’t reliable and doing it right internally means hiring a team for the research, writing, graphics, editing, publishing and promotion. Then you’re left to manage the process every month.
 
That’s where Fluxe comes in. Fluxe works by helping smart businesses create, produce & promote world-class content through a customized, one-on-one interview process. This unique process ultimately saves Widmer’s clients valuable time without sacrificing the client’s writing style. Fluxe becomes your full dedicated content marketing team for less than one employee. 
 
In addition, Widmer loves teaching and has created multiple online courses for 15,000+ students.
 
Based in Grapevine, Texas, with roots in Oregon and Tennessee, when he’s not pursuing his passion for helping amazing companies communicate ideas and stories, you can find him trying a new restaurants, snowboarding and spending time with his wife and son. 
 
 Topics:
  • Building an effective marketing strategy vs flying by the seat of your pants 
  • The process (or struggle) of brainstorming, researching and coming up with new content consistently
  • Finding the way you create content the most naturally. Not everyone is a writer, there's many other ways to create great content other than writing
  • Promoting your content to get it seen by the right people 
  • Generating leads, optimizing your website, SEO, email sequences and automation and all that nerdy stuff
  • Building authority and thought leadership in an age where anybody can claim anything
  • What it takes to build REAL authority 
 
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Oct 9, 2017

Jasmin Brand is President of DARBY JAMES, an experiential marketing agency and digital publisher dedicated to American cities and the people and brands that make them great. DARBY JAMES specializes in building continuous online and offline engagement using strategy, creative content, influencer management and strategic events.

Jasmin’s diverse clients have included: Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Dallas, YMCA, Mockingbird Station, Watters Creek , Elfa, Greek Food Festival of Dallas, US Conference of Mayors, Paul Quinn College, UNT Dallas, and Austin College to name a few. 

A former marketing executive with an extensive background in large scale campaigns, sales, strategy and consumer engagement, Jasmin is also passionate about creating and growing online communities. She also serves as a digital media consultant, collaborating with for profit and not profit companies around the country.

Jasmin graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Southern Methodist University. She completed her Master’s Degree in Education in 2011. She is a 2011 graduate of the Dallas Regional Chamber's program, Leadership Dallas. In November 2011, Jasmin became the first ever recipient of the Young Professional Leadership ATHENA Award presented by the Dallas Regional Chamber and KPMG. 

Her reputation as a city-wide influencer was further solidified when she created Beats By Her, an innovative branding and performance initiative for female independent artists in the summer of 2016. Since its inception, Beats By Her has provided extensive access and opportunities for Dallas’ talented female artists and has plans to expand to other cities in 2018.

With a goal to further expand and diversify DFW’s entrepreneurial landscape, Jasmin accepted an invitation in 2017 to serve as CEO for Launch DFW, an interactive digital media company on a mission to create, inspire, and support the future of startups, technology and business in North Texas. 

Her duties include leading the digital media company’s marketing, editorial and outreach efforts.

Topics: 

  • How entrepreneurs can build engaged communities that thrive online and offline
  • Why businesses should also be publishers
  • Innovation, startup success and diversity 
 
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