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 27, 2016

Jarrad Abshire is a small business expert and Executive Consultant with Ambit Energy, a billion dollar energy retailer and one of the largest direct selling companies in the world.

He wasn’t always a savvy and financially successful entrepreneur. He started off his working career has a high school band director. As a high school band director, he realized that he was facing a future of working 30-40 years and then retiring on 40% of the income he had been accustomed to making so he started looking for another way to create supplemental income. 

After 4.5 years of working a very unique business opportunity only a part time basis, he was able to completely replace his income from teaching. He’s now created a lifelong passive income that has surpassed a 30-40 year retirement income from teaching. He and his wife are now stay at home parents and entrepreneurs with their 2 year old son. 

Now he’s teaching others the benefits of entrepreneurship and how they too can set themselves finically free. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Who is Jarrad Abshire? 
  • Why you should own a small business especially during uncertain economic times
  • Linear Income vs Residual Income
  • What is networking marketing?
  • How to work with Jarrad himself to help you achieve financial freedom 
  • And much more! 


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Jun 20, 2016

Amber Kidwai is a Recruitment and Job Search Expert with over 10 years experience in the staffing industry. After graduating with a degree in Psychology from UCL – a university ranked #3 in the UK, and #7 in the world, she went on to pursue a Masters in Organizational Psychology which inspired her to apply psychology best practices in the workplace. She began her career as a Career Coach, helping individuals identify career paths and navigate those careers. Seeing the profound effect career choices can have on an individual’s sense  fulfillment and satisfaction in life, she realized she wanted to continue guiding people to hear their inner voice and follow their dreams, with real steps and tangible goals to help them get there.

 After moving to the US, she applied her career coaching and consulting skills in the world of staffing. She has gained experience and expertise in Recruitment which she applies everyday as a Partner in Lee Professional Resources, a boutique staffing firm. Amber acts as a trusted advisor to individuals, guiding them through the myriad of opportunities and helping them find the next right step in their career, as well as advising Organizations on how to manage their hiring process and market themselves to attract and subsequently hire the best talent.

This is a great episode for anyone who is:

  • struggling to find a job
  • actively looking to find a job
  • passively looking to find a job
  • just starting to look for job
  • doesn’t know where to start in a job search
  • doesn’t know what career to pursue 
Jun 13, 2016

Zack Hooper is the Co-founder and Principal of NPC Commercial Roofing, one of the fastest-growing new roofing companies in Texas. Zack considers himself a perpetual student and master of sales, and credits a significant amount of his ability to sell to his experience as a stand-up comedian.

Starting stand-up as a college student in 2009, Zack learned a great deal about how to connect with people in the best way he knew how; by making them laugh! When he decided not to pursue his intended path into professional comedy, Zack bounced around different jobs, lost and unsure about what direction to take before ultimately deciding to start his own business with his brother. On top of running their company, Zack is taking his story and lessons learned to universities and churches, talking to students about understanding the sales process and applying it to their own search for employment. 

On this episode, Zack shares his experiences in Stand-up comedy and how it has helped his professional career. 


Jun 6, 2016

Jason Croft is the Producer and Host of Startup Dallas, a Youtube Channel and Podcast where he interviews successful entrepreneurs from the Dallas area. 

He is also on the verge of launching his own show, The Jason Croft Show. Jason is a true media veteran with 22 years of experience specializing in video production. 

On this episode, Jason gives us some amazing insights into his media experience, interview techniques and much more! 

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