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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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Nov 28, 2016

Alex Craig is the founder of PotatoParcel.com, where customers can ship a potato through the mail with a personalized message on it. He and his partner, Riad Bekhit were featured on the hit TV Show, the Shark Tank and were successful in striking a deal with Mr. Wonderful, Kevin O’Leary! On this episode we discuss how he landed on the show, what is was like to negotiate with the Sharks and keys to successfully closing the deal. 

Alex has a hyper creative mind and is constantly thinking up new ideas. He has the ability to make unusual business ideas come to life and make them go viral.

Guess Friends (http://www.guessfriends.com/) is the latest of his creations with an active Kickstarter campaign you can checkout now! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1448188594/guess-friends

What you will learn: 

  • The #1 reason Alex attributes to getting on Shark Tank 
  • What actually goes on in a Shark Tank negotiation
  • Top entrepreneurial take aways from the Shark Tank experience
  • Guess Friends - http://www.guessfriends.com/
  • The importance of persistence in any business
Nov 21, 2016

Kian Hervey is the editorial director and publisher of Forty Magazine, a digital resource for young professionals. Kian launched Forty Magazine as a creative outlet shortly after graduating in 2014. Her goal as publisher is to help recent grads and professionals under 40 succeed as they move from campus to the corporate office. 

Her background includes a Bachelors degree in journalism and minor in communication studies and business from Southern Methodist University (SMU).

During her undergraduate career at SMU, Kian’s internship experiences included writing for The Dallas Morning News, Southwest Airlines, SwiftAir Media, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, and the Dallas Market Center.

On top of all this, she also works full time at one of the most LUVed companies in the world, Southwest Airlines.

What you will learn: 

  • How to go from the campus to the corporate office
  • Why some college graduates get hired and others don’t 
  • The keys to getting hired after college 
  • Myths & Truths of Millennials 
  • What Millennials need to know about the workforce
  • What employers need to know about hiring Millennials 
  • How to become a great communicator 
  • How a magazine gets started from scratch 
  • The origin story of Forty Magazine

Website: http://www.fortymagazine.com/

Nov 14, 2016

Chad Deaver is the Owner and Head Coach of Fugitive Fitness, the first and only Parkour Gym in North Texas. Fugitive Fitness trains athletes in parkour and high intensity functional fitness using the best practices from multiple disciplines to create an inclusive fitness with an understanding of movement. 

What you will learn: 

  • Surprising fitness benefits of Parkour
  • Differentiating Parkour, Free Running and L’art du deplacement
  • Why ANYONE can do Parkour
  • What you don’t know about human “movement” 
  • Out of body experiences with Parkour
  • How to conquer your fears with Parkour 
  • Why you need to checkout Fugitive Fitness! 

Website: http://www.fugitivefit.com/

Nov 7, 2016

Alex Craig is the founder of PotatoParcel.com, where customers can ship a potato through the mail with a personalized message on it.

He and his partner, Riad Bekhit were featured on the hit TV Show, the Shark Tank and were successful in striking a deal with Mr. Wonderful himself, Kevin O’Leary! In addition to the Shark Tank, Alex has been featured on the Steve Harvey Show, WFAA, CNBC, USA Today and Mashable.com.

This episode was recorded before Alex’s appearance on the Shark Tank but he will be making another appearance very soon on the Pathways to Success Podcast to talk about his experience on the show as well as his new exciting venture, http://www.guessfriends.com

Alex Craig in the Media

Shark Tank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hon4uo09SQ

Steve Harvey Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzhDrDotbq4

USA Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B63NCqF3lKo

What you will learn:

  • How to make ideas go viral 
  • How to get press for your business
  • Why execution can be more important that an idea
  • How simply improving an existing product can make a big business
  • The importance of user experience
  • Why you need to fail fast and fail early 
  • Why you should launch without everything being perfect 
  • What actually works in social media marketing 
  • What books Alex recommends to build your business
  • How to find your passion
  • The origin story of Alex Craig and PotatoParcel.com 
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