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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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Jun 18, 2018
A native of Texas, Cameron started his career as a senior IT project manager for a small business in Irving, Texas. During this time, he helped the business close over $5M in government contracts. He later went on to teach business and technology at a local high school and eventually co-founded GF-17, Inc. a software development agency. In 2016, he filed a U.S. patent and opened a 20,000 square-foot workspace for computer programmers. Today, he is Founder and CEO of NewCraft Technologies, a Y-Combinator backed startup building work simulations that make learning a new craft easy.
 
Topics:
  • Work simulations and the freelance economy 
  • How NewCraft can help you land freelance jobs through simulations and mentorship 
  • How NewCraft can help cultivate talent pipelines for corporations 
  • Work trends that impact you 
  • The future of startup companies 
 
Connect with Cam:
 
Website | Twitter 

Jun 4, 2018

Ali Boone is a 9-to-5 dropout who left a high-paying career as an Aerospace Engineer to start her own business. She is the founder of Hipster Investments, a real estate investment company that truly flips real estate investing on its head. Not only does Hipster offer unique investment opportunities that open the door for anyone to invest in real estate, but Ali has structured Hipster in such a way that allows her full freedom to create the life of her dreams. (She reluctantly admits sleeping- in is a major part of her current dream life…)

Ali has Master’s degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Spiritual Psychology. She has written over 170 articles for BiggerPockets.com—the world’s leading real estate investing website. She has been featured in Fox Business and The Motley Fool, has over 300k views on her Calculating Rental Property Numbers video on YouTube, has sold over 200 copies of her Turnkey Rental Properties 101 eBook, and was awarded Top 100 Real Estate Investing Blogs & Websites on the Web. If you ask Ali what her biggest accomplishment is though, she’ll tell you it’s that she successfully created a completely location-independent business that allows her to live wherever she wants, travel whenever she wants, work whenever she wants (or doesn’t want), and most importantly—she is her own boss. She is a firm believer in lifestyle design and the freedom and happiness that comes with it—and she’s certainly become an expert at living it! 

Ali’s strengths are in organic business building, passive income, outsourcing, and lifestyle design. She also does business consulting where she specializes in looking at the puzzle pieces of struggling businesses and, using her engineering background and experience as a successful entrepreneur, helps fit those puzzle pieces back together in a way that best supports the client and their business. 

When Ali isn’t helping people buy real estate or coaching other entrepreneurs, she is usually flying airplanes around Santa Monica (and teaching other people to fly as well), hanging out in the SoCal outdoors whether it be the beach or the ski slopes, hanging out with her little Pekingese dog, Harley, or volunteering in California prisons where she works directly with the inmates teaching them principles of spiritual psychology and methods of finding internal freedom. 

Amidst her busy schedule, her ultimate goal is to one day challenge Tim Ferriss to a lifestyle design duel.

Topics:

  • Lifestyle Design
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Passive Income 
Contact:
May 21, 2018
Erin Smith started her entrepreneur journey over 13 years ago when she started investing in real estate across the country. Since then she has started several other businesses in various industries and sold them. After being told time and time again by others they would like to start a business but just didn't know how she launched The Starters Club. She now focuses on helping business owners with fundamentals and growth strategies through services and her event The Entrepreneur Summit. She is also a podcast host, speaker, mother of 2, and best-selling author. You can learn more about her upcoming event by visiting www.ESummitEvents.com.
 
Topics:
  • How & Why the Summit was started
  • Why Events Can Help Business Owners
  • Biggest Issues Business Owners Struggle With
 
Connect with Erin Smith: 
www.ESummitEvents.com
TheStartersClub.com
 
May 7, 2018

As the Vice President of Talent Management at projekt202, Karen King is responsible for ensuring they find talented people who are passionate about their craft to join their team, as well as partnering with leaders to develop their people and create a motivational workplace.  Recognized in 2015 by the Dallas Business Journal and the Dallas Morning News as one of the Best Places To Work, projekt202 is sought out by many as the place to share their talents and further their careers.  

With over 25 years of experience as an HR leader, strategist and business partner, Karen has played a key role in establishing and developing HR processes, and enabling companies such as Capital One, Alliance Data, Sapient and Rosewood to grow. Karen is passionate about helping companies develop more engaged, productive places to work. Her work encompasses multiple industries such as finance, higher education, technology, communications and more.   

Karen has earned a BBA in Management from Texas Tech University.  She is also SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified.  Over Karen’s career, she has also served as Conference Director for HR Southwest, President of Dallas HRMA and on the Board of Trustees for Dallas HRMA.

Connect with Karen:

LinkedIn

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 
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