Karen Clauss interviews guests about their lives and businesses.
First Round's on Me CEO, Joe Feminella says his app is bringing real face to face dating back. He says with First Round's on Me, they're bringing back real dating by to encouraging people to be more confident in themselves and their quest for companionship through face-to-face interactions. He says they are committed to the seamless process and functionality of the app by allowing users to quickly and easily set up dates. No more swiping for hours, days, and sometimes even weeks before setting up a date. No more endless messaging back and forth. With First Round's on Me, he says dating is easy!
Amy Anderson, CEO of Wild Coffee Marketing, is a widely-respected and creative industry leader with MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE at brands such as Calvin Klein, Seventeen, and The New York Times Digital. As co-founder of Wild Coffee Marketing, she focuses on transforming businesses through a diverse set of disciplines and tailor-made teams
Innovation... personal fulfillment... and limitless potential to help people-and prosper.These are the rewards for physicians who become entrepreneurs and blaze their own trails in business to provide medical products and services-all while creating a balanced personal life that's fulfilling and adventurous.Unfortunately, many physicians and medical professionals believe that they're not good business people.And they're afraid to step out of the traditional comfort zones of working in hospitals and other institutional settings-where bureaucracies can limit creativity, prosperity, and impact.Now Dr. Francisco Arredondo, MD, MPH, is on a mission to show medical professionals how to excel above and beyond traditional constraints-by becoming entrepreneurs.In MedikalPreneur: The Official Guidebook for Physicians' Success in Business, Dr. Arredondo shares his experience and expertise to guide health care professionals into the unlimited and fulfilling possibilities in business. He did it very successfully, and now he wants to teach YOU how to become a successful medical entrepreneur.Written in easy-to-understand language, this book showcases Dr. Arredondo's story while providing solid nuts-and-bolts information about business plans, accounting, marketing, teamwork, human resources, designing a transformative patient experience, and more.Dr. Arredondo coined the term "MedikalPreneur" to describe physicians like himself who master the art of entrepreneurship in ways that transform the lives of countless patients with innovative products and services. He is a true MedikalPreneur, having built a fertility center that expanded into a network of entrepreneurial ventures with more than 80 team members.Dr. Arredondo emphasizes that MedikalPreneurs can enjoy financial success and freedom for family time, world travel, and philanthropy.As the medical profession undergoes major shifts resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and other factors, MedikalPreneur: The Official Guidebook for Physicians' Success in Business by Dr. Francisco Arredondo highlights a path toward exciting new opportunities for health care professionals to shift their mindsets and embark on missions to help people and achieve success.
As an experienced litigator, Julia Mann helps clients solve their problems in crisis situations. Whether it is a dispute with a customer, a supplier, an employee, or even their own business partner, Julia utilizes her knowledge of the client's industry combined with the avenues for dispute resolution to reach an outcome consistent with the client's business goals.It is Julia's investment in the relationship that keeps clients returning when disputes arise. Her practice encompasses contractual disputes, professional liability claims, actions to protect companies' proprietary information, and business torts such as fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference. Representing clients on both sides of the docket, Julia has appeared in matters in 40 counties across the states of Texas and Oklahoma.A significant portion of Julia's practice focuses on the oil and gas industry. Such experience includes representation of mineral interest owners in suits for lease termination, recovery of royalties, and establishment of title. Julia has represented oil and gas operators in disputes involving joint business partners, service providers, and working interest owners. Her experience includes cases unique to South Texas, such as defending an independent petroleum engineering company in litigation regarding ownership of a mineral estate involving a land grant made by the Government of Spain in 1767. As the value of mineral interest holdings have continued to rise and begin their transition to the next generation, Julia has developed particular experience in the area of fiduciary litigation. She handles claims by and against trustees, estate administrators, beneficiaries, and closely-held family businesses in all areas related to trusts, estates, and probate matters.EducationB.A., University of Texas at AustinJ.D., magna cum laude, St. Mary's University School of LawBar AdmissionsTexas, 1994Oklahoma, 2009Court AdmissionsUnited States Supreme CourtUnited States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitUnited States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of TexasUnited States District Court for the District of Colorado
Taryn Parker, Director of Curriculum and Training at The Little Gym, the world's premier enrichment and physical development center with more than 400 locations across 31 countries for children ages four months through 12. As the key executive for The Little Gym, which teaches thousands of kids annually, Taryn can weigh in on a number of topics if you are in need of a source or story idea, such as: •Early Child Development •Tips to inspire kids to exercise•Movement based learning •Developmental and Recreational Gymnastics •Motor development•Physical activities and development in kids •How singing and dancing play an integral role in child development •Child Obesity
Mary Welp, CH, is a certified hypnotherapist specializing in Hypnotic Meditation.After 20 years of private practice as a Craniosacral therapist and 14 years as a certified hypnotherapist, she launched RISE Hypnotic Meditation to teach others how to bring meaningful, positive changes to their lives. She teaches a direct, easy, adaptable practice in 4 steps: Relax, Imagine, Suggest, and Empower. Mary helps those who are interested in self improvement or anyone would like to get rid of a bad habit, fear, or imprint. She works within the following areas but not limited to: boundaries, social anxiety, sports performance, self confidence, fear of rejection, optimism, procrastination, letting go of anger, guilt, improving sleep, grief and loss, and relationships. Her practice allows anyone to turn their attention inward to make a shift for the better in order to become a healthier, happier person. Mary has worked with a nonprofit involving returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as served on the board of LinkUp, offering assistance to those who have dealt with clergy abuse and related trauma. Since the pandemic, she has shifted her practice from one on one sessions to teaching. She now travels and teaches a 3 hour workshop across the country which she likes to refer to as a marriage of meditation and self-hypnosis. Her mission is to spread this self-healing therapy to as many people as possible.
Tianna Strateman, is the VP of Training and Experience at Club Pilates. At the very young age of 12-years-old, Tianna started doing Pilates. As a highly-trained dancer, the now-trending workout helped with Tianna's recovery and elevate her performance. For college, Strateman attended the University of Southern California where she studied Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Nutrition and Health all while becoming a trained Pilates instructor on campus! Because of her experience with the practice, she thrived as an instructor. Now with a business degree and passion for Pilates, Tianna serves as the VP of Training and Experience for the largest premium Pilates brand in the world – Club Pilates – which has nearly 800 studios globally.
Richie Huffman's experience with the child care industry goes all the way back to 1984, when his mother first opened a daycare business. He was able to see first-hand the impact early childhood education can have on young learners and their families. With this unique insight into business ownership added to the nurturing mentorship he received from his parents, Richie developed a passion for child care and natural business instincts that have facilitated his success to this day.In 1994, Richie chose to leverage his skills and experience to start his own child care center. The first Celebree School opened its doors in Ellicott City, Maryland and quickly became only one of many Celebree Schools in the area. In fact, Richie transformed the Celebree brand from a single school into the largest privately held chain of child care centers in the state.
Melissa Chordock, President at AKT Franchising talks about AKT, a full-body workout that combines cardio intervals with strength and toning. Every class works the entire body, from all angles and in all planes of motion for a truly efficient workout. Backed by science, influenced from dance based workouts and numerous exercise modalities, all class content works together to focus on results.
Jayme Brown, Director of Marketing at Bon Devil says Bon Dévil is pure pleasure without the guilt. She says you can anoint your taste buds with an unholy eruption of wickedly delicious coconut-based desserts. No dairy, no gluten, no lactose, no evil GMOs, no sin, no compromise, and under 120 calories.
Dr. Francisco Arredondo Chief Medical Officer has founded several IVF clinics, (Including Aspire Fertility, RMA of Texas, and Smart IVF). He was the national Chief Medical Officer of Inception/Aspire Fertility and the Prelude Network overseeing 19 clinics and 65 fertility specialists. Named the “best medical student in the country” by Mexican president Carlos Salinas, Dr. Francisco Arredondo graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Institute of Technology and Higher Studies School of Medicine in Monterrey. Dr. Arredondo's passion for fertility care began in 1989 while working alongside the first team to perform an in vitro fertilization procedure in Monterrey, Mexico. He has been the founder and leader of many fertility companies. He is the founder of RMA of Texas, Aspire Fertility San Antonio, and SMART IVF.
Cassidy Davis is an actor, producer, writer and content creator based in Los Angeles. She is most recently known as the host of the Chaotic Singles Party after she went viral on TikTok for hosting an epic Valentine's Day mixer earlier this year
PAX Financial CEO and Co-Founder Darryl Lyons' ambition is to create a legacy within people whose lives have been bettered via contact with him.Before PAX, Darryl was on track for a future on Wall Street, but his love for Texas and dreams of a more rewarding career led him to create PAX Financial instead. Influenced both by an upbringing without privileges and close association with associates whose wealth failed to make them happier, Darryl's mission is both to aid clients in growing their wealth and guide clients toward aligning their wealth with their values and goals.https://paxfinancialgroup.com/
George Zappas, Head Chef at CookinGenie talks about how CookinGenie is the solution for anyone looking for a gourmet quality meal, prepared fresh in their own kitchen and served hot on their table. They have a team of experienced chefs offering a variety of quality cuisines such as regional, French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Greek, and more.For any occasion from an anniversary or family lunch to a house party or a weeknight dinner-for-two, their genies - as they love the call their chefs - can easily handle all your gatherings with wholesome, high quality meals that you select from an extensive menu. With CookinGenie, you can have a restaurant experience served in the comfort of your home!
Fred Cox talks about The Franchise Show, a one stop event to learn the ins and outs about franchise ownership. Cox says during this event, you can make an educated decision about your future plus learn about starting and growing your own business.
Christina Woerner McInnis is the CEO and founder of AgriTech Corp. and a major shareholder in Woerner Family Companies, one of the largest sod producers in the country. As the creator of SoilKit, AgriTech's flagship product, Christina has led product development from its earliest stages. After an initial proof-of-concept year in 2019, Christina founded AgriTech and ramped up hiring, product development and sales for SoilKit. In 2020, the company received its minority women-owned certification from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. Under Christina's leadership, AgriTech in its first year of operation landed contracts with eight lawn and garden distributors, one major land grant university, one big-box retailer and dozens of landscape companies.
From the start of his career spent jumping out of helicopters as a Rescue Swimmer in the United States Navy, 120VC Founder & CEO J Scott has a long history of leadership, servanthood, and bearing witness to the transformative power of getting shi* done. Since starting 120VC he's personally overseen the global transformational efforts within organizations such as DirecTV, Trader Joe's, Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and others. His team's unique, irreverent approach to change has generated breakthrough results and created meaningful jobs. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, J. Scott is a devoted husband and father and author of "It's Never Just Business: It's About People," and "The Irreverent Guide to Project Management," both available on Amazon.com.
Fierce, Inc. CEO Edward Beltran is a contributor for Forbes and Fast Company where he writes about employee reboarding, the relationship between stress and performance, and how the Metaverse will shape business. He brings 20 years of expertise in finance and operations and has been a leader at Fierce since 2017, a leading communications firm that has worked with 300 of the fortune 500 companies. He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Arizona State University in Accounting and Computer Information Systems, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has held an active CPA license since 2004 and holds certificates in Entrepreneurship from Wharton and Harvard. Prior to joining Fierce, Ed was Head of Finance with large multinational organizations such as Agilent Technologies, Avnet Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Arthur Andersen as well as advising and supporting start-ups and early-stage companies. Ed is an avid road bike cyclist clocking 120+ miles a week year-round helping his mental, physical, and spiritual balance as he puts it. He is passionate about helping those who don't have the privilege, background, or resources to be fully prepared to engage in effective conversations at different levels in life (College, Professional, Personal, Parenthood).https://fierceinc.com/
120VC Founder and CEO Jason Scott is a leader who jumps in to take care of people and get sh*t done, #GSD. From the start of his career jumping out of helicopters as a rescue swimmer in the United States Navy to now over two decades as the CEO of 120VC leading global transformational efforts for DirecTV, Trader Joe's, Blizzard Entertainment, RIOT Games, Sony Pictures, ResMed, AAG, Universal Music Group, Remitly, and others.After two decades of helping deliver transformation initiatives for Fortune 1000 brands, Jason launched the 120 Brand Community, applying the transformative power of #GSD to reimagine servant leadership, enable teams to deliver products, build brands that matter, and transform how people balance work and play as digital nomads.In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, J. Scott is a devoted husband and father and author of two Amazon-bestselling books “It's Never Just Business: It's About People” and “The Irreverent Guide to Project Management, An Agile Approach to Enterprise Project Management.” To mentor and train a new generation of leaders, Jason founded the Transformational Leadership Academy with keynote talks, workshops, and a 14-week certification program. 120VC.com
Freedom at the Mat Creator, Olivia F. Scott talks about her online and offline me-time community destination for women to pursue and obtain freedom from emotional scars and everyday challenges as we intentionally pursue the desires of their hearts.https://freedomatthemat.com
Sean Campbell, Founder & CEO of Cascade Insights has been training, mentoring, and educating all his life. An exceptionally well regarded conference speaker and author, Sean has delivered talks for Fortune 50 companies and top tier conferences. He has also been the author of several books on technical as well as business topics. Sean has also been a professional services firm owner for over 20 years. His professional services work has spanned consulting engagements with the Fortune 50 and startups you've heard of, the sale of his first professional services company, and the growth of delivery, sales, marketing, and operational practices inside professional services firms.In short, Sean brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to surviving and thriving as a service firm owner or the leader of a practice area inside a larger services firm.
Martin Rowinski is a technology executive with over 25 years of leadership experience. His career has focused on developing and implementing strategic processes, deploying new products to streamline services, and improve growth in lead generation and sales in the fields of recruiting, finance, technology, marketing, and mortgage lending. He has served as a CTO and is currently CEO of the executive recruitment firm, Boardsi, which leads the way for executives to connect with companies assembling Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors. Boardsi specializes in helping companies build executive boards more efficiently, building diverse teams that help companies reach their highest success rate and fastest growth potential. Boardsi is a private network for top-level executives, who benefit by finding board positions that match their skill levels. corporatematchmakerbook.com
Founder of Radical Performance Acceleration Wylie McGraw is a former star pitcher, competititve bull rider and 3-Tour Combat Veteran. It was through these intense experiences that he discovered his crazy superpower of being able to expose blind spots , erupt and eradicate stress and fully unleash the untapped potential of high acheivers.
Villasol Insurance Solutions owners Jesse and Roxanne Solano bring passionate, ethical and most of all caring knowledgeable agents to the forefront of the market making them a highly sought after Life and Health brokerage.
Author and Real Estate Expert Rod Khleif talks about the psychology of success and how real estate changed his life. From humble beginnings as a young impoverished immigrant, Khleif talks about his incredible first hand knowledge that helped him recover from losing $50MM in the crash of 2008 to the success he enjoys today.
Codeup Co-Founder Jason Straughan is a life-long programmer who fell in love with computers in elementary school and has been hooked ever since. Jason Co-founded Codeup, a career school focused on training web developers to meet the growing demand for programming talent in San Antonio. Codeup is a career accelerator that uses an immersive approach to train software development to students with little to no prior programming experience.
Perspire Sauna Studio CEO, President & Co-Founder Lee Braun says they have a focus on excellent customer service & unique guest experience at Perspire while aiming to set the standard for infrared sauna studios across the country as they expand to bring IR sauna healing to every community.
Tammie Jo Shults is an American retired commercial airline captain, author, and former naval aviator. Known for being one of the first female fighter pilots to serve in the United States Navy, following active duty she became a pilot for Southwest Airlines. She retired from Southwest Airlines in 2020
Betty's Co. CEO Jennifer Newell talks about the next generation of women's healthcare. Newell reimagined women's health for younger women by meeting them where they are. Her company provides services they actually need, making sure they have a remarkable experience.
boardsi Founder and CEO Martin Rowinski talks about his executive network that connects thousands of companies to thousands of potential candidates. The boardsi platform is designed to provide an easy to use and detailed experience to explore paid board of director and board of advisor opportunities.
CEO Genaro Montelongo says Bison Roofing and Construction Co. has been around for over 18 years, serving San Antonio and surrounding areas with certified roofing services and exceptional professionalism with every job completed. He says they want every roofing project that their business takes on to be effortless for the customer and they pride themselves on unparalleled craft and customer service while embracing honest and friendly relationships with their team of contractors. Bisonroofing.net
Inclusive Surrogacy Co-Founders Laura Bravo and Cesar Martinez, head the surrogacy agency located in San Antonio, Texas. Inclusive Surrogacy was created for the purpose of helping all individuals regardless of race, religion and sexual orientation. They are dedicated to guiding every Potential Parent from the start by matching them with the ideal surrogate. Their mission is to help and improve every potential parents' life and offer them lower costs and friendly professionals in the state of Texas. https://www.inclusivesurrogacy.com/
Co-Founder and CEO at Loop.Baby Henry Vogel is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and executive who has founded and scaled several businesses. He has specific domain experience in technology-enabled consumer businesses, e-Commerce, ad tech and fin tech leading companies from early stage formation to hyper growth scale up. Henry was an early partner at BCG Digital Ventures, founder and CxO at Raved (BCG), Apptera (Soleo) and Quigo (AOL) and VP of corp strategy, business development and internet marketing at eBay. He started his career and was a partner at The Boston Consulting Group where he co-founded and led the Pricing Practice and was an active member of the Consumer and Retail practice. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Northwestern University.
Dane Espegard has developed a culture centered around ‘Dreams' that has led to consistent and explosive growth within his business. He brings this successful, people-oriented method to market in his latest book, The Dream Machine so other leaders can benefit from the extraordinary transformation to their teams and businesses.Website: http://www.daneespegard.comLinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daneespegard/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dane.espegardInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/daneespegard/YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4drV1R60GQw8O_6EfYm3MA
Kevin Kamali and Ali Meshksar are two interior design entrepreneurs with 20+ years of industry experience in the home design renovation space.Having founded their company EA Home Design in Sterling Virginia, Kevin and Ali quickly found a growing need for their services as the home renovation space began to evolve.Offering bespoke design solutions to homeowners that want to take their interiors to the next level, the two entrepreneurs have become leaders in their field, creating transformational designs including kitchens and bathrooms that have luxurious finishes.Twitter: EA_Home_DesignFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EAhomedesignVAInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ea_home_design/YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmVykFaShDrcmMwIAhTo8Zg/videos?view_as=subscriber
TexasLending.com is a family-owned company focused on the success of their customers in the ever-changing mortgage industry. Since 2001, owner and CEO, Kevin Miller has guided the company in creating an environment that welcomes opportunities for growth as the needs of homeowners, economic change, and new technologies reshape the landscape of mortgage lending.https://www.texaslending.com/
Bew White lll, is Chairman of the Board of Gabriella White and it's brands, Summer Classics, Gabby and Wendy Jane. In 2013 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Society of International Business Fellows and in 2021 Bew White received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Casual Furnishings Association. He is also the subject of the well-received biography A Summer Classic: The Bew White Story by Christopher Taunton.
Realtor Desiree "Desy" Herr is a vibrant and intuitive real estate agent with a passion forhelping clients make their real estate mark in San Antonio. Raised in the Alamo Heightsarea, Desy has a knowledge of the community and strong know-how for perfectly timing apurchase or sale to match the patterns of the market.
Loop.Baby, Director of Marketing Lauren Reinhard talks about a fantastic new concept for anyone with a new baby or expecting one! When you Loop, you're renting today's best gear and toys for your child. Loop brings you the items you want, and you can enjoy them as long as you like, then they pick them up when you're done! loop.baby
Esmi Gonzalez says she's always been neat and tidy since a very young age. She said it was mostly due to watching her mother's daily habits and routines while growing up. She opened Sort It Out in 2011 when the organizing industry in San Antonio was nearly unheard of. She said having a marketing background came in handy, and targeting her clients came easy for her. Ten year later Sort It Out is thriving and is one of the busiest organizing companies in the city. Contact Info:firstname.lastname@example.org
Denis O'Shea founded Mobile Mentor in New Zealand in 2004. Since then, the company has helped millions of people unlock the full potential of their technology. In 2017, O'Shea moved to Nashville, Tennessee to launch the company's US business, with a focus on securing the mobile workforce in industries such as healthcare, education, finance, and government services. Mobile Mentor is a global leader in the endpoint ecosystem, helping clients to navigate the right balance between security and employee experience. The company was named Microsoft's 2021 Global Partner of the year for Modern Endpoint Management primarily for their work helping Alive Hospice safely treat patients during COVID 19.
Sari-Sari Supper Club's Camille De Los Reyes talks about her Sari-Sari Restaurant,Market & Bakery, owned and operated by Camille and husband Adrian De Los Reyes. The restaurant provides authentic Filipino dining to those who delight in sharing food and exploring new flavors. So, sit back, relax, and listen as she describes the freshly prepared meals she says can transport you back ‘home' to the Philippines or someplace new and undiscovered. http://www.sari-sari-satx.com/