Natasha Case is the co-founder of Coolhaus Ice Cream. She created the company with Freya Estreller in 2009 because they did not feel represented by the ice cream brands on shelves and knew they could create higher quality and more unique ice cream with a more authentic story. They launched their ice cream sandwich company from a barely-drivable postal van at the Coachella Music Festival where the brand went viral. Since then, Coolhaus has scaled to a national fleet of trucks in LA and NYC, a flagship store and innovation center in Culver City, and a national grocery business of ice cream sammies, pints, cups, mini sammies, and cones in stores ranging from Whole Foods to Sprouts to Kroger. They launched a very successful dairy-free ice cream line (made from peas & brown rice!) in 2019. Natasha remained the CEO until Coolhaus was acquired by Perfect Day under their CPG umbrella company with a mission to make more sustainable products without compromise in December of 2021. Natasha took on a founding CEO role with Lunch Bunch in August of 2022. As a mom of a three and six year-old, she felt close to the systemic issues around feeding our kids and feeding them well. Lunch Bunch takes a holistic approach to tackling the problem by providing nutritious, balanced, and healthy meals along with offering culinary, gardening and food entrepreneurship enrichment classes. Essentially: the way we will treat our society is by including kids in the conversation and process of eating better, while we offer them wholesome food options. Lunch Bunch will give them inspiration around food they can pass on for generations to come. Natasha is devoted to transformational positive change by creating mission-led businesses. At Coolhaus, she devoted her work to the next generation of women and LGBTQ founders, entrepreneurs, and creators of diverse backgrounds to feel empowered to turn their dreams into realities in an equitable environment. Natasha partnered with Black Girl Ventures to create ice cream to raise funds for entrepreneurial grants, the Okra Foundation for Pride to create a flavor called EnjoyMINT for All, celebrating our differences through a top 8 allergen-free ice cream, and she is committed to teaching courses and frequent public speaking engagements to push the envelope for the next generation. At Lunch Bunch, core partners include National School Lunch subsidized programs for under-resourced schools and communities including Compton YAL, Roenne's School and culinary and gardening enrichments at Camp Harmony for homeless and vulnerable children. Natasha has been named a Forbes 30 under 30 Food & Beverage, Zagat 30 Under 30, LinkedIn 10 under 35 for Food & Leisure, 10 Most Successful Women in Business by Leaders Globe, and UCLA's LGBTQ+ 2019 Alum of the Year. She is a published author of the Coolhaus Ice Cream Book which came out in 2014 and was featured on Good Morning America and named as one of Martha Stewart's favorites. She has been featured in many national publications and media outlets like Entrepreneur, LA Times, and Bon Appetit, and has judged Food Network's Chopped, King of Cones, and Top Chef Jr. She co-hosted her own podcast, ‘Start to Sale' through Eater/Vox Media. In 2019, she joined YPO in the Beverly Hills chapter. Natasha is a board member of UCLA Arts Dept, Larchmont Charter School, Startup UCLA, Naturally LA and a member of the Lyft Council (Los Angeles). In 2022 she completed the Victory Institute training for LGBTQ+ leaders of tomorrow.
Alan MiltzAlan Miltz has dedicated his life to helping business leaders and everyone in their team love the numbers. Revenue is vanity, Profit is sanity and Cash is king (or queen) are usually his opening words.Alan is a co-author of the global best-selling book by Verne Harnish, Scaling Up (having written the financial component of the book).Alan believes that running a business is like managing a sports team, everyone needs to know the score. Every business wants to scale up its profit, cash, and value. The Power of One developed by Alan and the team at Cash Flow Story is the code of your company. How many 1% or 1-day changes do you need to make to achieve your desired financial results?Everything Alan has developed has had one common theme – to make the complex simple. As a founder of In matrix (known as Optimist software) in 1998, which is now the global standard for over 500 banks in more than 50 countries. More recently, co-founding Cash Flow Story which allows non-financial individuals to easily analyze and improve business Profit, Cash and value.This has helped 1000's businesses to scale 2xProfit, 3xCash, and 10xBusiness Value. Alan has been voted best speaker in Australia for TEC (the world's largest CEO forum) and continues to speak at many CEO conferences globally including: CEO syndicate in Australia, Entrepreneurs Organization, and YPO. He also sits on the boards of 15 well-recognized companies globally.Please click here to learn more about Alan Miltz.About Brad SugarsInternationally known as one of the most influential entrepreneurs, Brad Sugars is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the #1 business coach in the world. Over the course of his 30-year career as an entrepreneur, Brad has become the CEO of 9+ companies and is the owner of the multimillion-dollar franchise ActionCOACH®. As a husband and father of five, Brad is equally as passionate about his family as he is about business. That's why, Brad is a strong advocate for building a business that works without you – so you can spend more time doing what really matters to you. Over the years of starting, scaling, and selling many businesses, Brad has earned his fair share of scars. Being an entrepreneur is not an easy road. But if you can learn from those who have gone before you, it becomes a lot easier than going at it alone. That's why Brad has created 90 Days To Revolutionize Your Life – It's 30 minutes a day for 90 days, teaching you his 30 years of experience in investing, business, and life.Please click here to learn more about Brad Sugars.Learn the Fundamentals of Success for free: The Big Success Starter: https://results.bradsugars.com/thebigsuccess-starter Join Brad's programs here: 30X Life: https://results.bradsugars.com/30xlifechallenge 30X Business: https://results.bradsugars.com/30xbusinesschallenge 30X Wealth: https://results.bradsugars.com/30xwealthchallenge 90X – Revolutionize Your Life: https://30xbusiness.com/90daystorevolutionize Brad Sugars' Entrepreneur University: https://results.bradsugars.com/entrepreneuruniversity For more information, visit Brad Sugars' website: www.bradsugars.com Follow Brad on Social Media: YouTube: @bradleysugars Instagram: @bradleysugars Facebook: Bradley J Sugars LinkedIn: Brad Sugars TikTok: @bradleysugars Twitter: BradSugarsThe Big Success Podcasthttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/the-big-success-podcast/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-37-alan-miltz-the-big-success-podcast-with-brad-sugars
In this episode, we have Ben Jackson, CEO of VidaNyx, sharing insights into his YPO and career journey, from founding a fitness company to his LinkedIn, Flywheel, and WP Engine roles. We delve into video evidence management challenges and the role of AI in simplifying complex cases. Join us for a thoughtful discussion on proactive justice and the mission-driven work of VidaNyx. Thank you for listening! Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and give us a rating. - Need marketing strategy? Go to alpenglo.digital/ - Contact Jean: alpenglo.digital/get-in-touch/
Alexis Banc is CEO of Kwik Brain, a global brand revolutionizing the world of brain performance and mental fitness. As a co-founder of Kwik Learning, the premier online academy for accelerated learning, speed-reading, and memory training with students from 185 countries, Alexis has been responsible for the company's growth in the last 15 years from the ground-up to generating multi-million dollars in revenue annually. Their clients include Google, Virgin, Nike, Zappos, WordPress, SpaceX, Cleveland Clinic, YPO, Caltech, Harvard, and Singularity University. Alexis is a contributor to the New York Times and the #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller Limitless - Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, Unlock Your Exceptional Life. She is also the producer of Kwik Brain Podcast, a leader in educational training, boasting over 59 million downloads. With a mission to leave no brain behind, Alexis and her team at Kwik Brain are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of human mind & potential. Click here to discover your Kwik Brain Animal C.O.D.E. Click here to explore Kwik Brain programs. As a gift from Alexis, take 15% off with coupon code: MINDIE15
Bassel Hamwi has a fascinating career journey, having been in private equity and the banking industry along with being a CEO of start-ups and board member for 19 different companies. He spent 20 years as a senior staff member at the World Bank and was also a CEO and board member for over 12 years in start-ups and financial institutions. Bassel is currently the President of BASY Ventures, an investment and consulting company operating in the US, MENA, West and South Asia. BASY Ventures invests in asset-backed lending and the fintech space and also provides consulting, executive coaching, and board and family governance. Bassel is also the Chairman of GlobalTech, a technology investment and development group of companies operating in MENA, India, and the US. From 2005 to 2014, Bassel was the Founder and CEO of Bank Audi Syria, which became the country's largest private lender. He is the founding member of the Young President's Organization (YPO) Levant Chapter and the Syrian-American Business Council. He was also a global board member of YPO from 2018 to 2022. Bassel holds an MBA in International Finance and a BBA in Business Computer Information Systems and Organizational Management from the University of North Texas and he is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Presidents Program and just started an executive leadership program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has 32 years of expertise in the financial markets and has contributed to publications like the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and the New York Times. Show Notes:4:00 – Bassel shares his origin story, upbringing, and how he got to the point he is now in his career. Quote– “I learn from my own mistakes, those are the lessons that are most powerful.” 11:30 – Bob asks Bassel what sparked his determination at a young age to work at the World Bank. 19:30 – Bob asks Bassel how he responded to the catastrophic events happening in his home country when he had to leave his friends and family behind. Bassel shares his learnings and advice in processing the event and pushing through. Quote– “Part of our identity comes from the reflection we have on people's faces.” 27:00 – Bassel discusses some of the things that he is doing to get help so that he can continue being a leader. He mentions the help of his parents and the benefits of being coached. 33:00 – Bob emphasized that history repeats itself and that our nation's freedom could be threatened at any time. He proceeds to ask for Bassel's advice in preparing for these potential events and facing challenging situations. Quote– “I behave in a way that is consistent with my values.” 38:45 – Bassel begins to share what he is doing next and how he is continuing to grow, aligning himself with his values and beliefs. 41:45 – Bob asks why Bassel is so passionate about executive coaching and how he got involved. He then describes the differences between therapy, mentoring, and coaching. Quote– “When you go to bed tired but you feel energized from your work, what were you doing?” ; “Coaching is a thinking partnership.” 49:45 – Bassel tells what he thinks makes a good coach. Quote– “Coaching is also about chemistry.” 54:30 – Bob asks Bassel what he would say to a friend with high potential in their career who may need an executive coach for a specific reason, though they might not see it, to encourage them to look into getting their own coach. Quote – “Not everyone is coachable.” 57:30 – Bob then asks Bassel what attributes the people have that get the most out of their coaching. 1:01:00 – Bob asks if there is anything that is off-limits to ask a coach. 1:04:40 – Bob dives into the importance of having a specific mentor for a child outside the parent to protect their relationship. 1:10:30 – Bassel shares what he sees as the future for his industry regarding changes and developments. 1:20:50 – Bob asks for Bassel's advice in continuing to educate themselves as they continue their professional development, regardless of their career. 1:24:00 – Bob and Bassel discuss the value of online certifications. 1:31:00 – Bassel shares how to begin your search for an executive coach in your life. 1:34:10 – Bob asks Bassel what he would say if the president were to ask him to give a State of the Union Address to the American people, what is on his heart to share. Quote– “It seems that there is so much division. I would like to figure out what can bring us together.” Book Recommendations: “From Strength to Strength Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life” by Arthur Brooks, “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman, “Staring at the Sun” by Irvin D. Yalom, “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” by Michael Alan Singer, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck, and “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know” by Adam Grant, “Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secret's of the Heart” by James R. Doty
Diane Lanctôt knew early on she'd be involved in the family business, but what she didn't expect was that this transition wouldn't be 100% smooth. She acquired the sporting goods company Lactôt back from her father, Raymond Lactôt, and initiated a complete remodel, making it a growing industry leader. Diane, now a seasoned entrepreneur from Montreal, has received many recognitions over the years, including Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. She has been a proud YPO member since 1992, is the President and Owner of Canadian Hat 1918 and Harricana, and is a teacher for the MBA program at HEC Montreal.In this conversation, you will hear Diane's insights on being a long-time, successful entrepreneur, including the tough lessons that come with that kind of experience. This season of our podcast is brought to you by TD Canada Women in Enterprise. TD is proud to support women entrepreneurs and help them achieve success and growth through its program of educational workshops, financing and mentorship opportunities! Please find out how you can benefit from their support! Visit: TBIF: thebrandisfemale.com // TD Women in Enterprise: td.com/ca/en/business-banking/small-business/women-in-business // Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/thebrandisfemale
This week's Misfit Entrepreneur is Orrin Klopper. Orrin is the CEO of Netsurit, a company he co-founded 24 years ago during the lead-up to Y2K that provides managed IT services. In that time, he has grown the business to over $40 million in revenue through acquisitions and organic growth. He is also very active in the EO and YPO organizations and has a master's in Entrepreneurship from MIT which is interesting considered he was expelled from 3 schools as a kid. Orrin has built an incredible enterprise and played the long-game in doing so and those are just some of the topics I want to cover with him in this episode. Connect with Orrin Klopper on LinkedIn To see the full show note and Misfit 3 for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com. Show Sponsors: Simple Texting: Plans start at just $29 per month but as a Misfit listener, you can try SimpleTexting free for 14-days. And if you go to simpletexting.com/misfit you can get $100 worth of free credits when you sign up. 5 Minute Journal: www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com/Journal
Welcome to Elevate Podcast with Tyler Chesser. In this episode, Tyler sits down with Keith Wasserman, a world-class real estate investor, to discuss the power of compounding and how it can transform your real estate investing journey. They also delve into topics such as optimism, paranoia, and the importance of never giving up. Keith shares his insights on building wealth, being a dedicated father and husband, and the value of generosity. Get ready for a transformative discussion that will inspire you to make the next decade truly remarkable. ✅KEY POINTS✅ ✅ Investing in yourself, learning, and real estate can lead to compounding benefits over time. ✅ By staying focused and persistent, you can achieve long-term success. ✅ How benefits of generational wealth extend beyond just financial resources. ✅ Being optimistic allows you to overcome obstacles and stay focused on your goals. ✅ Create a supportive network but also contribute to the success of those around you. LINKS TO BOOKMARK Keep up with the Elevate Podcast: https://elevatepod.com/ Interested in investing with Tyler? Visit https://www.cfcapllc.com/ Ready to boost your web presence? Visit www.sharpwilkinson.com/ FIND KEITH Twitter https://twitter.com/Keith_Wasserman Facebook https://www.facebook.com/keithwasserman LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kewasserman/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kfwasserman/ NAMES AND BOOKS Naval Ravikant https://nav.al/ Keith Wasserman “Principles of Real Estate Syndication” https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Real-Estate-Syndication-Entertainment/ Phil Knight “Shoe Dog” https://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Dog-Phil-Knight Sam Zell “Am I Being Too Subtle” https://www.amazon.com/Am-I-Being-Too-Subtle Napoleon Hill “Think and Grow Rich” https://www.amazon.com/Think-and-Grow-Rich-Napoleon-Hill-audiobook Robert T. Kiyosaki "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Anniversary-Middle/
Mr. Merrill is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Harrison Street, a real assets investment management firm he co-founded in 2005 that has completed over $65 billion in transactional volume and as of 2Q 2023 has nearly $56 billion in AUM. Mr. Merrill is currently the largest individual shareholder and serves as Chairman of the Board and the Investment and Executive Committees of the Firm. The Firm was a first mover and innovator of a focused investment strategy around the Education, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Storage segments of the real estate market (launching nine closed-end funds as well as industry leading open-end funds). Over 590 investors ($29 billion since inception) participate in Harrison Street funds including U.S., European and Asian pension funds, corporate plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices. The Firm is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Berlin, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Tokyo, Toronto, San Francisco and Washington DC. Prior to co-founding Harrison Street, Mr. Merrill was a partner, owner and Managing Director of a large U.S. Pension Fund Advisory firm where he developed the firm's presence in Europe, creating the first ever real estate funds exclusively targeting the markets of Central Europe. This initial fund was one of the Top 10 performing global funds during vintage years 1996-2000 as noted by Preqin. Throughout his career, Mr. Merrill has been awarded numerous distinctions from leading publications and institutions, most recently being recognized as PERE's Industry Figure of the Year: Global for the year 2022. Mr. Merrill is a member of YPO, Economic Club of Chicago, and Chicago Commonwealth Club. He serves on the board of the Pension Real Estate Association (“PREA”), Rush University Medical Board (Facilities Committee), University of Wisconsin Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, TCU Center for Real Estate, Roanoke College, the real estate advisory boards of Gore Creek and Kinship Capital, The First Tee of Greater Chicago, Salisbury School, and Chicago Botanic Garden (Financial Committee). He is also an active angel investor in many early-stage companies. Mr. Merrill earned his MBA from the CASS School of Business in London, England.
Zack Dugow is the Founder and CEO of Insticator, a leading global publisher engagement platform. Considered one of the most rapidly expanding companies in North America, Insticator's products reach over 2 billion users annually. Nearly 2000 publishers utilize its content engagement units, commenting, and monetization solutions. In addition to heading Insticator, Zack is a mentor and invests in startups. He is a member of YPO, the IAB, and a contributor to the Forbes Tech Council. He has also been recognized on the DMN Top 40 Under 40 list and named to Crain's New York's 40 Under 40 list. In this episode… Are you trying to find ways to maximize the revenue generated by site visitors beyond standard ad placements? As a publisher, how can you do so effectively? Many publishers need a one-stop shop where they can test their readers' smarts with trivia, gauge their opinions with polls, or provide a platform for healthy dialogue through comments to maximize ad revenue. Zack Dugow shares his journey of creating a company with engagement products that help publishers establish a strong social community within their ecosystems by encouraging users to engage more with site content and each other. Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Zack Dugow, Founder and CEO of Insticator, who discusses how publishers can drive more content engagement. Zack explains how Insticator is helping clients create more content engagement, trivia, and polls, how it maintains culture globally even after an acquisition, and how it got big media partnerships.
In today's episode, we have the incredible Ryan Niddel joining us. Ryan has embarked on a personal journey that received a polarizing response from his inner circle. His family, friends, and acquaintances turned their backs on him, leaving him questioning his decisions. Join us as we dive into Ryan's story and explore how his podcast, "15 Minutes to Freedom," became a platform for him to process his emotions and share his journey. We'll discover the pivotal moment that inspired his first episode and how it shaped his perspective on overcoming imperfections. 00:02:44] Entrepreneur learns from mistakes, finds success. [00:06:45] "Great connections and rooms lead to success." [00:09:58] Steve's question received a polarizing response. His inner circle rejected him, and he felt alone. However, external feedback gave him hope. Sharing his struggles on a podcast became a way to connect. Despite imperfections, he continued sharing his message, not seeking validation but wanting to unload his burdens. [00:14:46] Steve, your book inspired me to write. Now, I help businesses grow without debt or VC funding. Pay it forward, leave the world better. [00:18:55] Seek validation, share to previous self. Be humble and open to new information. Beware false prophets, multiple paths to success. Focus, surround with brilliant people, give back. Consumers vs givers, a slippery slope. [00:21:27] Seeking knowledge from successful individuals, joining YPO. [00:25:41] Fragile egos on social media impact relationships. [00:29:54] Man's responsibility to lead and set example. [00:33:18] Fear of speaking up leads to stupidity. [00:37:08] The future is unpredictable, but exciting.
Kim has been the President of multiple companies in the fashion and retail industry, spanning a twenty-year career where she led R&D, manufacturing, product design, marketing, and growing market share during some of the most dynamic and challenging retail environments. Kim is passionate about helping women in poverty and used her leadership and roles in companies to help develop and implement an industry-leading approach that provides opportunities for women providing true living wages that allow team members to have real opportunities and thrive and break the cycle of poverty. You will hear in this episode how Kim is finishing a mid-career sabbatical and entering the second phase of her career with new insights, motivations, and goals of how to best serve and inspire those around her and the next generation of leaders. Kim has studied finance at Queen's University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School President's Program. She also just completed Oxford University's “Reimagining Leadership Executive Program.” Kim is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO) and has been a chapter chair and education chair, and has previously been on the Canadian board for YPO/WPO. Kim provides incredible insight and learning from her journey. As you will hear, Kim is a close friend of mine whom I have a great deal of respect and admiration. I have watched her over the past decade lead in many different environments. She consistently demonstrates class and grace while being tenacious in achieving every goal and overcoming any obstacle in her way. She is loved by all our classmates because she has a true servant-leader heart and cares about everyone she meets. Show Notes:(13:11) - Kim realizes a key to her success was to get near leadership and learn from people who had results.(17:30) - Kim gives advice to young people starting their careers today.Quote - "Success Leaves Clues"(23:00) - Discussion of the "Imposter Syndrome." (27:00) - The power of testing your assumptions.(29:00) - Kim talks about the importance and her learnings of taking a mid-career sabbatical.(41:00) - Bob and Kim discuss work-life balance and the challenge of going all in early in your career to achieve while still seeking balance.(48:45) - "My mess is my message."(49:30) - What Kim learned leading her company during COVID. "Cash is King and get lean fast!"Quote - "No decision is a decision and it is the worst decision you can make!"(1:00:45) - Kim talks about changes in the e-commerce business and what business leaders need to do. (1:07:00) - The importance of having a real relationship with your customer...connection with them.(1:10:00) - Advice to mid-career professionals who must leap a new direction or career.(1:16:00) - The importance of having a global perspective.(1:25:00) - Kim is thinking about using her island retreat as a retreat for other leaders needing a sabbatical in their career. (1:30:00) - What would Kim say to the American and Canadian people if she was given the chance to give a "State of the Union" address?Quote "Progress over perfection!"Book Recommendations:- Untethered Soul - The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer- Fearless Heart - Why Greater Compassion is the Key to Greater Well-Being by Thupten Jinpa- Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni- EOS - Gino Wickman
Jeff Dudan is the CEO of Homefront Brands, a platform of property service franchisors as well as Chairman of Dudan Group, the capital partner to Homefront Brands and others. Dudan Group invests capital, provides expertise, and offers services that enable people to join, buy, build, or expand franchise systems. Jeff is the author of Discernment; The Business Athletes Regimen for a Great Life through Better Decisions, a Forbes contributor, sought after speaker, and consultant to emerging franchise brands. Jeff served YPO as Chapter Chair of the Southern Sands Chapter, and IFA Franchisor Forum as a member. Jeff appeared on Season 8 of Undercover Boss in January 2017. His journey began as a college athlete who founded a business to paint student housing. After graduation, he assisted South Florida in recovering from Hurricane Andrew which led to the launch of AdvantaClean in 1994. With 240 locations, AdvantaClean became a national strategic partner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and was acquired by Home Franchise Concepts January 2019. In this episode, Jeff talks about his journey, successes, and lessons learned along the way as well as how to learn more about Homefront Brands. Key Takeaways: [3:29] - You can have a variety of different experiences by meeting new people. Franchising gives you the opportunity to collaborate and learn from others. [4:26] - For some businesses and business owners, franchising isn't right, but Jeff believes that it is the best way to build wealth and success. [6:37] - Creating the entrepreneurial framework within the confines of a franchise system can be challenging depending on the franchise brand. [9:00] - Jeff describes the beginning of his career after graduating college. [11:26] - We have points in our lives where we have to make big life-changing decisions. [13:31] - What are the deciding factors behind Homefront Brands? [16:22] - Territories in a brand are really important to get right. [18:52] - Jeff explains how they mapped out territories. [21:04] - There are several businesses under the umbrella of Homefront Brands and together they offer a wide variety of services. [22:38] - It is important to be a values-forward company. [23:55] - Jeff shares the most valuable change he made to his mindset and what his leadership style is. [27:10] - What is Jeff's hope for Homefront Brands over the next few years? Mentioned in This Episode: Homefront Brands Website On the Homefront Podcast
Chester Santos is known as the “International Man of Memory.” Chester is known for his exceptional memory and is a U.S. Memory Champion. He is the author of “Instant Memory Training for Success” and “Mastering Memory: Techniques to Turn Your Brain from a Sieve to a Sponge.” Chester has used his abilities to help people improve their memories and sharpen their minds. He's been featured in numerous publications and various media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, PBS, and CNN to name a few. He is also a speaker, having spoken for YPO, CEO Clubs International, and Fortune 500 companies. Listen in as Chester shares his incredible story. Links Chester's Website: https://www.internationalmanofmemory.com/ Chester's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chestersantos/
Eric Siu is the visionary founder of Single Grain, a prominent digital marketing agency. With a magnetic presence in the world of podcasts, his shows, Marketing School & Leveling Up, have garnered an impressive 2.1 million monthly downloads collectively. Eric's expertise has driven remarkable growth for industry giants like Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, and Salesforce, elevating their customer acquisition strategies. A true industry influencer, Eric hosts exclusive marketing masterminds twice a year, drawing together the crème de la crème of media, marketing, and business in Miami and Beverly Hills. As a multi-talented entrepreneur, he is the acclaimed author of 'Leveling Up: How to Master the Game of Life.' An esteemed speaker on marketing, SaaS, and NFTs, Eric's insights have reached audiences worldwide. Moreover, he actively invests in innovative ventures, backing companies like Eight Sleep, Levels, Fountain Health, Synthesis, and more. Embracing the power of collaboration, Eric is a valued member of prestigious communities like YPO and TED, where his influence continues to shape the future of marketing and business.In this episode, Eric discusses various topics related to AI and marketing. He starts by talking about the benefits of using Riverside FM for podcasting and how AI transcription technology has improved their content creation process. Eric shares how his company, Single Grain, uses AI in its marketing efforts, including AI transcription for blog posts and programmatic SEO.He also discusses the importance of using an AI duplicate content detector, such as Hugging Face, to ensure the originality of content on their website. Eric emphasizes the need for a company-wide focus on AI and the role of a chief AI officer in spearheading AI initiatives.The conversation then shifts to the power of AI in lead scoring and ideation. Eric explains how his team uses AI to score leads and generate unique ideas for sales calls, enhancing the sales process and improving customer satisfaction.He touches on the topic of podcasting and the importance of creating valuable content. Eric shares his approach to podcasting, including the use of short-form solo episodes and the goal of empowering entrepreneurs through his podcasts.The discussion concludes with a conversation about Elon Musk's rebranding of Twitter to "X" and the potential challenges and opportunities it presents. Eric shares his thoughts on the rebranding and the potential impact on the platform.Takeaways:AI for 1. programmatic SEO AI-enhanced content AI lead scoring and ideationPodcasts are the best marketing in 2023Sell to Fortune 500 companiesConnectEric SiuWebsite:https://www.singlegrain.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3owDdLk7HL1dyQnkoBuRewhttps://www.youtube.com/@MarketingSchoolPod"Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericosiu/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericosiuMark SavantLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-savant-ba777145Start your Podcast: https://marksavantmedia.comSupport the show
Vadim Belyakov is from Moscow, Russia and has been a serial entrepreneur since 1999 when ROST XXI Group was founded. ROST main activity was the importation and distribution of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) throughout the entire Russian Federation and it quickly became Russia's leader in brand sales. In recent years, the company has shifted focus providing real-estate development and back office solutions to medium size multi-national companies doing business in Russia. Vadim is also the President of Uniland, a trading company that distributes a wide range of products to consumers in the Urals. He is a member of YPO and has won multiple awards to including Best Regional Learning Officer, Best Large Personal Event, and Best Overall Experience. He has his Master of Arts from the Russian Academy of Economy and is a graduate of London Business School and Harvard Business School. Since 2017 he has been working on the NotAlone App, which is an application for young people who feel alone, depressed, and struggle with Anxiety. The app uses innovative and life-changing technology like an AI bot, online forums, and 20 years of established clinical psychological experience to provide users with various strategies to meaningfully connect and deepen healthy and positive self-awareness. Show Notes: Not Alone App - Vadim's creation to help people dealing with feeling alone, depressed, and struggling with anxiety. (15:00) - How is Vadim dealing with the conflict? What is the mood in Moscow and how are people reacting? (24:00) - How has life changed in Russia and Moscow? (29:00) - President Putin still has the majority support of everyone in Russia. (30:00) - If you are a Russian and oppose the war you are alienated. If you travel outside the country you are alienated. You feel like a compete refugee. You are judged by the actions of the government not your own character as a person. (36:00) - How are Russian businesses dealing with sanctions? (45:00) - What do Russian people say is the reason this conflict started? (52:00) - In Negotiations you understand the term ZOPA (Zone Of Possible Agreement). Before the start of the conflict we had a small ZOPA area but now Vadim believes there is none. (1:12:13) - "I believe that iron curtains today are built in our brains by propaganda. It is no longer physical walls." - Vadim (1:15:00) - Professor Rawi Abdelal - HBS Case Study "Russia: A Drama in Three Acts" (1:21:00) - Why Vadim is worried that nuclear weapons could be used. (1:24:00) - "My heart is for peace." - Vadim "The most American thing we can do is think for ourselves, question authority, and demand transparency, and when we are faced with the rare moments where we find the unusual convergence of consensus narrative forming...double down on all of the above."
Joe Apfelbaum is leading the way, helping LinkedIn users to employ AI easily and maximize their time on LI. Know that your business or professional life would benefit from more connections on LI ? There is technology you will want to know about and use. What does this have to do with money? Connections and a wider network has everything to do with money, from bringing in referral sources, to attracting clients, to upleveling your job. What I personally loved about this show was his inspired musings on money, business and life - like the importance of loving yourself. We went way beyond business in this show."Joe Apfebaum is the CEO of Ajax Union, a digital marketing agency. Joe is a business strategist, marketing expert, AI consultant, and certified Google trainer. Joe enjoys speaking and writing about marketing, business networking, and personal development in his seminars, webinars, and articles. Joe is the guest expert of the popular podcast High Energy Marketing. Joe is the author of 5 books including High Energy Marketing. As a LinkedIn trainer and strategist Joe trains over 600 business and sales professionals on how to leverage LinkedIn each year in his online course and coaching sessions with Evyrgreen Networking. Joe is an active member of the Executives Association of New York City, a premier business networking organization. His network includes members of Vistage, EO, YPO, YEC, and the INC5000 community. Joe is a selfie master, he takes 1000 selfies a year with entrepreneurs and makes hundreds of introductions to business professionals in his network. Joe is proud of all his accomplishments, but most of all he is proud of his purpose, being the best possible single dad to his 5 beautiful amazing children.”Learn more about Joe Apfelbaum at https://www.ajaxunion.com and his amazing LI ai app at: evyai.com You can find his podcast " High Energy Marketing" and his book "High Energy Networking" on Apple podcasts and Amazon.For much more on ALL things money mindset, money management, how to earn a great living and take control of you finances… Subscribe to my weekly podcast, Money and You: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/money-you-with-michelle-perkins/id1365907575?ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=podcast_boxAnd don't forget to join the Limit Free Life email community for valuable, usable content and to learn about upcoming events: Let's Connect… https://limitfreelife.com/newsletter/I'm excited to offer you a proven way to develop a next level relationship with money that will empower your mindset and financial mastery by “dating your money.” Until you understand how YOU relate to money and what you believe about money, nothing will change. Once you begin to get to know yourself with money, learn the fundamentals of money management, and operate in a new way with money, everything will open up. Join my signature “Your Money Date” program(add tm) and I'll help you make the shift. https://limitfreelifeworkshops.com/money-date/ https://limitfreelifeworkshops.com/money-date/For more information on Limit Free Life & Michelle Perkins: https://limitfreelife.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/limitfreelife/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livealimitfreelife
Adam is the CEO and founder of the Lloyd Group, a prominent managed service provider for small and medium-sized businesses that provide services like asset management, help desk support, project management, cybersecurity, IT governance, and cloud services. Under Adam's 28 years of leadership, the Lloyd Group has been named on the list of Inc 500 and Inc 5000 fastest-growing companies in America, along with many other accolades and recognitions, including employee satisfaction and corporate culture. Adam has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Adelphi University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School President's Program. He also completed the Entrepreneurs Organization MIT Birthing of Giants Program. Adam is a member of YPO (Young President's Organization) and serves as the Learning Alliance Champion, and was the Chair of the Harvard Business School President's Program. Show Notes: (11:00) - The key to growth and transformation is moving from thinking you know everything to admitting you know nothing and starting a lifelong journey of self-discovery and lifelong learning. (12:00) - Adam created six "Truth North Objectives" to measure everything against to ensure he did not waste any more of his life and stayed on track what is his "True North." 1 - Have a supportive fun, accepting, relationship with my spouse. 2 - Instill a sense of responsibility and humility in my children. 3 - Have a transparent and deep relationship with my children. 4 - Have a life of no regrets and fear will not stop me. 5 - Achieve a state of acceptance of myself and others. 6 - Have a balance of unplanned time with value-producing activities. (19:42) - What is a painted picture exercise? Why is this important for people to do. (23:30) - Why working at McDonalds was one of the most formative jobs he had in his life. "Hold your kids with open palms." (27:00) - "Your network is your net worth!" (29:35) - Adam and Sarah started their business in 1995 with a simple but profound Noble Purpose. "To create opportunities to learn, earn, and live better!" It all centers around building a team and community. "You need to put a process around your relationships!" (37:00) - How did Adam get started in business, accounting, and entrepreneurship? (41:00) - Everything I deal with in business is people related. Adam shares how the smartest people in the world with poor people skills get passed up and don't advance in their careers. (46:00) - The most successful people have consistent integrity. "One of the things I regret most is conversations I have had when I was still emotional about it. "You need great relationships with friends who are not afraid to call you on your crap." (1:03:00) - Executive education programs are designed for people who want to enhance the education and lives of their peers. (1:05:00) - How to design a world-class educational event program. (Connect people, Get People Committed, Get People Uncomfortable) (1:15:00) - What does Adam see as similar or different with EO, Vistage, and YPO? (1:22:00) - We didn't focus on building a company...we focused on building a community! (1:33:00) - How is AI changing the world? "What I am most worried about is if in the past what you learned depreciated every five years it is now every 2-3 years. I am most concerned with people not lifelong learners, not subscribing to MasterClass, and not using Coursera.org. These are the people that will become irrelevant and will not get new jobs." (1:36:00) - Adam's three core values are "Be Human, Be Accountable, and Be Better!" "Younger people see opportunity and as you get older you see things as threats and move into protection mode." (1:46:00) - "I want to double click on that!" :) (1:50:00) - "If the American President asked Adam to give a State of the Union Address to the american people what would he say?"
Energetic lovemaking guide + Sex and Relationship coach Bibi Brzoka joins me explore the concept of energy + how it affects our body, our love, + even the vibrance on our life. My life changed when I realized that sex was energy. No longer was it just this experience of friction between body parts, but that we could penetrate with the invisible, yet palpable extension of energy. There's some juicy energetic practices + practical tips within this conversation. All of which highlight truly how sex IS psychedelic. In this episode, you'll hear: Bibi's inspiring journey of leaving the corporate world and embracing her sensuality, ultimately transforming her sex life. Expressing your eroticism and breaking free from the need for external approval. Full body orgasms and Bibi's sexual awakening. How to prioritize pleasure practices even amidst a busy schedule. The essential "must-haves" for cultivating skills in energetic love making. How to circulate your turn-on throughout your entire body, unlocking the potential for an extraordinary sexual experience. The psychedelic dimensions of sex and the journey towards becoming orgasmic. How to inspire your partner towards slowing down, altering the flow, or changing the style of sex through effective communication Dr. Cat's personal experience with energetic love making, offering unique insights. Power struggle between two people in sex - How can we avoid it? The common ways that sexual energy or vibrancy can leak and learn how to reclaim and maintain your vitality. The intersection of grief, sexuality, and the journey towards finding softness and healing amidst the process. Bibi also answers our audience's questions: What can I do if my guy can't kiss? I'm trying to do a regular masturbation practice, but I get bored after a few minutes. help! THE SKINNY ON OUR SEXY GUESTS Bibi is VITA certified Love, Sex and Relationship coach, holistic sexuality international speaker and energetic lovemaking guide. She has presented her trailblazing, disruptive approach to sexuality throughout the world; including events like Mindvalley Summit and A-Fest, Summit LA, YPO and EO forums, and publications like Vogue, Elle Magazine and Marie Claire. Her heart-opening and taboo-crushing courses create spaces for conversation and plant seeds for exploration of conscious sexuality. Through her offerings of online courses, group workshops, speaking engagements, lectures and one on one work, in both English and Spanish, she serves clients from around the world in their transformation to both thriving single individuals and loving couples. In her free time she kites surfs, reads books and explores the world. WANT MORE? FREE guide for vetting your psychedelic practitioner: https://learn.sexloveyoga.com/Vetting%20Your%20Guide Let's not speed up the process + skip over the very real + important fact around who is facilitating for you. Vetting who you are working with supports your safety + deepest surrender for healing. I've created a guide for you with questions to ask yourself + your facilitator, whether that be in the sex or psychedelics space. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sexlovepsychedelics/message
Kate Goodall (she/her) is the Co-Founder and CEO of Halcyon, an incubator for early-stage impact ventures. Since launching in 2014, Goodall has added an early-stage venture fund (of which she is co-managing director), an angel investing network, microloan fund, and a range of intensive programs, continually seeking to serve increasing numbers of entrepreneurs globally in more ways in order to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time. In 2016, Goodall helped establish WE Capital, a consortium of leading businesswomen investing in and supporting women and women-led companies. In 2018, Goodall launched an international arts and dialogue festival, By the People, which ended in the pandemic. Goodall has served as juror at national and international social entrepreneurship competitions, like the Creator Awards, Pitch@Palace, and MIT Tech Review Innovator Europe & Latin America, and has helped select the 2021-2022 Class of White House Fellows under the Biden Administration. She was listed as DC Inno's Fire Blazer, one of the Washington Business Journal's Power 100, 40 Under 40, Women Who Mean Business, and Washington's New Guard, Washingtonian's 2017 Tech Titans, and Techweek 100 DC's Talent Cultivators. Goodall has also received the Crittenton Leadership Award, is a Sorenson Global Impact Leader, and a member of YPO. In a prior life, Goodall worked as a Maritime Archaeologist. She has 2 sons who keep her on her toes.
To access a FREE collection of resources, go to www.TheMaverickVault.com If you want a comprehensive understanding of self-storage investing, this episode is for you! Drew Dolan discusses the keys to his success in real estate and how this asset class thrives even during challenging times. Take a moment to explore this conversation and be among the first to learn conventional property development and acquisition techniques today! Key Takeaways From This Episode Why self-storage facilities are an ideal asset classes Strategies to mitigate risks and maximize success in real estate Crucial aspects in maintaining effective communication with investors Key things to consider before making an investment decision An overview of the self-storage demand study References/Links Mentioned Google Radius Plus The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay | Kindle and Paperback About Drew Dolan Over his 20-year career in development and construction, Drew Dolan has focused on structuring real estate investments, joint ventures, and capital management. Previously he was president of Titan Development, managing Titan's self-storage and multifamily divisions. In 2017, Drew helped launch Titan Development Real Estate Fund I, a $112 million fully-discretionary fund focused on ground-up development. He served as co-fund manager until 2019 when he became a fund manager. Drew is currently a member of YPO, active on his ULI Council, and was formerly on NAIOP's national board. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University. Connect with Drew Website: DXD Capital Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Are you a passive real estate investor seeking financial freedom? Almost daily, new headlines break on the latest financial market upset. Now is the time to get educated on how to strategically invest in commercial real estate for long-term financial freedom. Grab your copy of “How to Passively Invest in a Changing Economic Environment” Go to…www.MavericksInvest.com Want to keep up to date on the commercial real estate market, trends, investing tips and know what Neil is buying right now? Connect with him at Legacy Impact Investors, and be sure to register for his newsletter. Connect with Neil Timmins on LinkedIn. If there is a topic you want to know more about or a guest that you would like to see on the show, shoot Neil a message on LinkedIn. About Neil Timmins Neil is a commercial real estate syndicator, published author, and podcast host. Neil's entry point into the Real Estate industry came after a few short years in banking. Recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a Top 100 team and the #1 REMAX agent in Iowa by the age of 29, Neil had solidified his role as a force in the industry. Having completed hundreds of Fix & Flips, Wholesales, Wholetails, Novations, and Owner-Financed deals, Neil longed to quit forfeiting time for dollars. After building a portfolio of single-family rentals to produce passive income, he found the strategy to be anything but passive. Neil, however, didn't go looking for his first commercial deal, he actually stumbled into it. Since then, he has refined the process of analyzing and buying commercial properties that produce stellar cash flow. Neil has been involved in over $300,000,000 in real estate transactions. While his holdings in commercial asset classes include apartments, offices, mobile home parks, and self-storage units, his passion is industrial property. Neil now has verticals in residential real estate, multiple commercial asset classes, brokerage, publishing, and this successful podcast. Neil and his wife, Emily, are the proud parents of three active teenagers. Those who know Neil say he is a competitor by nature, whether for the biggest fish on a deep-sea fishing trip, the best ribs at a barbeque, or playing football back in his day at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska at Omaha as a Maverick. Neil is always up for travel, spending time on the water, and of course, meeting people interested in learning about and investing in commercial properties. Click here to see video of the podcast.
Luis Cervantes en LinkedIn como Luis Cervantes es Managing Director y encargado de la oficina de México de General Atlantic, ino de los fondos de capital privado mas exitosos del mundo, donde se enfoca en inversiones de crecimiento en México y en toda América Latina. Luis co-lideró las inversiones y forma parte del consejo de administración de Laboratorios Sanfer, Clip, Grupo Axo, Kavak, Justo, Klar, Crehana e Incode.Por favor ayúdame y sigue Cracks Podcast en YouTube aquí."La vida solo es un paréntesis en la eternidad, el tiempo es precioso."- Luis CervantesComparte esta frase en TwitterEste episodio es presentado por Inter.mx la plataforma que está transformando la industria de seguros brindando la posibilidad a todas las personas de estar protegidos, quitándole lo complicado al mundo de los seguros y por Fairplay el socio financiero que necesitas para acelerar tu crecimiento.Luis también es miembro del consejo de Endeavor México, es miembro de YPO, es un Young Global leader del World Economic Forum donde es miembro de su global advisory board, y ha impartido clases en la Universidad Iberoamericana.Hoy Luis y yo hablamos del síndrome del impostor, de cómo encontrar mentores, cómo invierte General Atlantic y de lo que hace la diferencia entre un buen y un gran emprendedor.Qué puedes aprender hoyCómo encontrar y mantener las mejores relaciones de mentoríasSíndrome del impostor Diferencia entre un BUEN emprendedor y un GRAN emprendedorLas 3 M de una GRAN empresaEl futuro del emprendimiento en México*Este episodio es presentado por inter.mx.Estar asegurados tanto a nivel personal como empresarial es una de las prácticas más efectivas para reducir los riesgos de un evento que impacte negativamente nuestras metas.Inter.mx está transformando la industria de seguros brindando la posibilidad a todas las personas de estar protegidos, quitándole lo complicado al mundo de los seguros.En Inter.mx puedes cotizar y comprar las mejores coberturas con las top aseguradoras de México y tener el acompañamiento de profesionales durante la compra, el reclamo de siniestro, el proceso de renovación y el conocimiento de nuevos productos.Protégete de forma fácil e inteligente visitando www.inter.mx.*Este episodio es presentado por FairplayFairplay es el socio financiero que necesitas para acelerar tu crecimiento, especialmente en estas fechas. Fairplay pone a tu alcance hasta 40 millones de pesos para potenciar tus acciones de marketing, logística e inventario.Si vendes productos en línea, tus ventas superan los 100 mil pesos mensuales y ya operas por más de 12 meses, Fairplay te da una propuesta flexible y simple en solo 48 horas, poniendo tus ventas como aval y sin pedirte garantías ni dilución de tu empresa.Regístrate en getfairplay.com/cracks *Notas del episodio en: cracks.la/236
Welcome to "Better Business Better Life," the podcast where Debra Chantry-Taylor dives deep into the world of entrepreneurship, mindset, purpose, trading, and metal recycling. Join us as we explore the remarkable journey of Stuart Kagan, a second-degree connection who went from being a yard laborer to the Executive Director of Trading and Operations for the largest metal recycler in sub-Saharan Africa. With over 25 years of experience in the metal recycling game, Stuart shares his invaluable insights and continuous growth in this ever-evolving industry. Through engaging conversations and thought-provoking discussions, Debra and Stuart uncover the secrets to success, covering topics like mindset, purpose, the art of trading, and the challenges and rewards of metal recycling. With 4,500 employees under his guidance and 85 sites to oversee, Stuart has an unparalleled understanding of the intricacies involved in managing a multi-billion dollar operation. But Stuart's accomplishments don't stop there. He co-founded the fastest growing, most-loved, and highly acclaimed metal recycling company in New Zealand, a feat that's truly remarkable in a country where sheep outnumber people four to one (and sheep aren't exactly known for producing metal waste!). Beyond his professional endeavors, Stuart is a dedicated father of two incredible boys, a loving husband to Lisa, an under-8 rugby coach, and an active member of YPO. As a lifelong learner, he embraces mentorship and being a mentee, all while maintaining his position as the undefeated dance-off champion and chief dog walker. If you're eager to discover the secrets of success in business and life, tune in to "Better Business Better Life." Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned professional, or simply seeking inspiration, Debra and Stuart have you covered. Get ready to be empowered, educated, and entertained as you embark on this captivating journey with two extraordinary individuals who are changing the game in the world of business and beyond. HOST'S DETAILS: ___________________________________________ ►Debra Chantry-Taylor is a Certified EOS Implementer | Entrepreneurial Leadership & Business Coach | Business Owner ►See how she can help you: https://businessaction.co.nz/ ____________________________________________ GUESTS DETAILS: ____________________________________________ https://www.linkedin.com/in/stukagan/ ___________________________________________ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/betterbusiness-betterlife/message
Cloud computing and AI have transformed the world of work to create some of the trends that we're seeing today. In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Menefee, Associate Dean of Professional Studies in the School of Public Service at National University chats with Matthew Mottola, CEO of The Human Cloud and a leading authority for leaders embracing the freelance economy. Matt has been featured in Fortune, Bloomberg, YPO, and Yahoo Finance. Learn more about Matt at https://matthewrmottola.com/.
Welcome to episode 1134 of the Arete Coach Podcast! Join your host, Severin Sorensen, for a captivating dialogue with our esteemed guest, Dr. Benjamin Ritter, a renowned executive leadership and career coach. Dr. Ritter is the driving force behind Live For Yourself Consulting, and the head of talent development and organizational culture at Teknova. With over a decade of experience guiding clients from companies like Amazon, Coursera, DoorDash, Google, Fiserve, Northwestern, Pinterest, and Yelp, he is adept at assisting senior executives who grapple with uncertainties about their career path, executive presence, and self-perception of success. Live (defined as Life Intentions, Values, and Expectations) For Yourself Consulting, under Dr. Ritter's leadership, empowers these individuals to fine-tune their professional brand, bolster their leadership skills, enhance their executive presence, and design a career trajectory that resonates with their purpose. Dr. Ritter is also known for his educational offerings, such as "Be the Leader of Your Own Career," "Create a Career You Love," "The Three Cs of Self Leadership," and "The Team Model." He also hosts the Live for Yourself podcast and is a globally recognized speaker and facilitator of talent and leadership development workshops. Dr. Ritter holds a doctorate in education focusing on organizational leadership, value alignment, and job satisfaction, complemented by his MBA in entrepreneurial management and an MPH in health policy administration. His research has been published in prestigious journals like the International Journal of Healthcare Management and the Journal of Global Leadership. He has also gained valuable insights from his tenures at Torch, Better Up, and YPO. His considerable experience in fostering healthy organizational cultures and steering executives towards their future goals make him an invaluable guest on the Arete Coach Podcast, where we delve into the art and science of executive coaching. In this episode, we delve into various aspects of coaching, including one-on-one sessions, refining client's thoughts through powerful questioning, and emphasizing delivering excellent work rather than merely task completion. We also discuss the role of AI in coaching and much more. Tune in to this illuminating conversation filled with actionable insights! The Arete Coach Podcast aims to uncover the art and science of executive coaching. Learn more about the podcast at aretecoach.io. This Podcast interview was recorded on February 27th, 2023. Copyright © 2023 by Arete Coach™ LLC. All rights reserved.
How to Recognize the Next Big Thing. Dan Rowe, specializes in finding the next big thing and for over 20 years has identified and grown brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries, QDOBA Mexican Grill and The Halal Guys from small unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today. Dan Rowe is the Founder & CEO of Fransmart and Co-Managing Partner at The Kitchen Fund and FranInvest which have invested in Sweetgreen, Cava, by Chloe, Inday, eegee's, to name just a few, and is an active board member of YPO and the National Restaurant Association. Today he joins us on The Franchise Woman podcast: Where Passion & Purpose Collide to discuss: · How he recognizes the ‘next big thing' · His #1 passion, purpose and priority: Getting Rich While Making Others Rich · Why and how he diversifies his portfolio of franchise concepts Listen in to this fascinating and enlightening conversation.
“Prioritize your health and family as much as your business.” – Jeremy Straub Jeremy overcame Stage 4 throat cancer while still running large companies. His father owned multiple successful car dealerships in the northeast and lost everything in the recession.Seeing what happened to his dad, Jeremy decided he would never put all his eggs in one basket. Today he owns 9 businesses in 5 industries with 1,500 employees and 250,000 clients, generating over $100 million a year in revenue and $15 billion in assets under management. He's the Co-author of “Cracking the Code to Success” with business guru Brian Tracy. He's also the host of the Upreneur podcast, Mindset Meets Money podcast and sits on the board for YPO. Jeremy's mission is to help other business owners navigate opportunities and redefine what is possible.Click here to subscribe to The Deep Wealth Podcast to save time and effort.SELECTED LINKS FOR THIS EPISODEJeremy Straub | LinkedInMindset Meets Money | Podcast on SpotifyJeremy Straub | LinkedInCracking The Code To SuccessCockroach Startups: What You Need To Know To Succeed And ProsperFREE Deep Wealth eBook on Why You Suck At Selling Your Business And What You Can Do About It (Today)Book Your FREE Deep Wealth Strategy CallResources To Have You Thrive And ProsperThe Deep Wealth Podcast brings you a wealth of world-class thought leaders who share invaluable resources and insights. Click the link below to access the resources, gear, and books that either our guests or the Deep Wealth team leverage to increase success:https://www.deepwealth.com/thriveContact Deep Wealth: Tweet @JeffreyFeldberg LinkedIn Instagram Subscribe to The Deep Wealth Podcast Email podcast[at]deepwealth[dot]com Help us pay it forward by leaving a review.Here's to you and your success!As always, please stay healthy and safe.
Jill Tupper is a remarkable individual who embodies the spirit of a true warrior and is dedicated to making the world a better place. Jill is a Global Speaker, Leadership Innovator, and Masters in Leadership graduate. She has an extensive background working with F500 companies and organizations such as Boeing, McDonald's, AMEX, YPO, and Young Life. Jill's experiences range from climbing Kilimanjaro to collaborating with Mother Teresa's Missionary of Charity in Calcutta and Ethiopia, as well as participating in marathons and triathlons. She combines neuroscience with the core strengths of Body, Mind, and Purpose to empower leaders and propel them to new heights. Jill holds a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and previously served as an Instructor at The Rady Center for Executive Development at UCSD. Currently, she is dedicated to training and equipping first responders, soldiers, refugees, and leaders affected by the devastating war in Ukraine. Through her Neuroscience Training program titled "Calm within the Uncertainty & Chaos of War," Jill has firsthand evidence that the battlefield of the mind mirrors the actual war zone in Ukraine. … #warrior #Ukraine #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #speaker #leader #overcome #mindset #mindsetmatters #love #light #inspiration #beliefcast #toddinspires #tsinspires .... You can connect with Jill here: Web: www.global-warrior.org Insta: @JillTupper FB:@JillTupper Linkedin: Jill Tupper .......... Special thanks to our sponsors: Thread Wallets @thread_wallets Siegfried & Jensen @siegfriedandjensen Wasatch Recovery @wasatchrecovery Music by Paul Cardall
In this episode, Nathan and Desirée discuss: How mentorship at an early age can unlock young people's potential Leveraging the education you get in all areas of life, not just within the classroom The benefits of having a purpose-driven company and social enterprise, going beyond business How to attract and retain young talent within your organization through a defined purpose-driven approach The intention behind money - how does it become the support system of your values and impact on the world Key Takeaways: One's childhood is pivotal, it has the potential to determine how a person's growth journey will unfold. It is a time when people may meet a teacher, a coach, or a mentor that ignites that spark for them to go on to do great things. McKinsey's research says that 70% of people say that they define their purpose through their work. People are now associating their personal brand with their place of work and the career they have. Having a purpose-driven company that's focused on initiatives such as corporate social responsibility and sustainable practices will not only attract and retain talented recruits, they will also attract investors. The purpose of money isn't just to make more. The money that we earn allows us to leave the world a better place. Money enables us to leave a legacy that helps the world and gives back to others. "It's really important to understand that these days in order to attract and retain young talent, you have to have some type of purpose behind what you do. " — Desirée Bombenon About Desirée Bombenon: Desirée Bombenon is the CEO and Chief Disruption officer of SureCall Contact Centers Ltd. She has over 30 years of business operational experience and strategic leadership. Awarded RBC's Women's Entrepreneur for 2020, Ernst & Young 2019 Entrepreneur of the year for the Prairies in Communication Technology, she is a bold innovator, futurist, and purpose-driven leader. Her portfolio includes business strategy, social enterprise, and culture building. Desirée was named WXN Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2020, 2017, & 2016. She is an active member of a number of organizations including YPO and International Women's Forum and has chaired several industry boards and focus groups. Connect with Desirée Bombenon: Twitter: https://twitter.com/DesireeBombenon Website: https://www.surecallcc.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/desireebombenon/?originalSubdomain=ca Connect with Nathan Mersereau: Phone: 248-645-1520 Website: www.dayinacanoe.com Email: email@example.com Twitter: @NathanMersereau LinkedIn: Nathan Mersereau Address: 255 S Old Woodward, Suite 310 Birmingham, MI 48009 Show notes by Podcastologist: Justine Talla Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
Bill Boyar, Founding Shareholder of BoyarMiller, joins the podcast. Bill shares his fascinating story of going from a summer associate at a law firm to ultimately forming BoyarMiller with the help of two of his partners. Through his experiences, Bill shares the importance of focusing on people and building a strong foundation for a professional services practice, rather than solely chasing growth and money. Listen as Bill explores leadership transitions and entrepreneurial advice for those looking to build successful businesses. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Bill Boyar, a founding shareholder of BoyarMiller, shares his journey from being a summer associate at Chamberlain Hrdlicka to starting his own firm with Gary Miller and Lynn Simon. Boyar emphasizes the importance of focusing on people and building a strong foundation for a professional services practice rather than just focusing on growth and making money. Creating a culture based on core values has been instrumental in the firm's growth over the past 33 years. Taking care of people in terms of hiring and firing decisions has shaped the firm into what it is today. Investing in technology and setting a 10-year vision for the firm were pivotal moments that contributed to BoyarMiller's success. Leadership succession and remaining independently owned were also key factors in the firm's growth and sustainability. The importance of purpose, method, and outcome in organizational development is discussed, as well as the firm's continuous engagement with all of its lawyers. Boyar reflects on the leadership transition to the current leader, who embraced the firm's mission and values, rather than bringing in their own ideas. Entrepreneurial advice is shared, such as setting standards for how to treat people and dreaming big. Boyar's first job experiences, the Tex-Mex vs. barbecue debate, and the journey of building BoyarMiller from the ground up are also discussed. LINKSShow Notes Previous Episodes About BoyarMiller GUESTS Bill Boyar About Bill TRANSCRIPT Chris Hanslik Alright, so I'm excited to start what is our 50th episode of Building Texas Business, and a very special guest, the founder of our firm, Boyar Miller, and happy to call in my law partner. So, bill, welcome to the show. Bill Boyar Thanks, Chris. I'm really excited to actually finally be here. Chris Hanslik Yes, so I think the story of our firm is a pretty special one. Obviously it's near and near to my heart. Maybe start by telling the listeners a little bit about what led you to the firm that became Boyar, simon and Miller at the time in 1990, and kind of that journey that brought you in to the firm and how that influenced where you went from there. Bill Boyar Sure, My story begins. And this journey begins the campus of Tulane Law School in New Orleans when Bob Waters from Chamberlain Herlica Whiten Waters, came to interview for a summer associate when I was in my second year. We had an amazing interview experience. It was supposed to be the last interview of the day when they were 20 minutes and we spent two hours together And that ended up resulting in me coming to Houston for my summer associate experience, and back in those days it was 12 weeks, one firm. You basically put all your chips on one number and hope it worked out. It worked out great for me. So after I graduated I came to Houston. I didn't know anybody. I had dated a girl in college who was from Houston. She was the only person. So it was really quite an adventure, Started at Chamberlain and I was there for four years. After three years, Bob, who was my boss, my mentor, my friend, my running buddy, left to become a principal with a group that developed the Houstonian And he wanted to start a little law firm when he left and took one other guy with him and a year later I joined him. So we had a little three person law firm. About six months into that experience. He came to me and he said I've got too much to do and on the principal side of this relationship so I'm not going to practice alone anymore. So I was 29 years old and the guy who had all the business was not going to be practicing law anymore and my partner was a tax lawyer who read the Wall Street Journal and tax periodicals and so I woke up one day and had a law firm to figure out how to run and manage A little bit of a cold shower. It was crazy. So I had some guys that I practiced law with at Chamberlain and over time they joined me and we went from three lawyers to ten lawyers. We moved to a facility at Five Post Oak Park. We had twenty lawyers and we had thirty lawyers and we were on opening up an office in Austin. And this was over a ten year period. And the last three or four years of that experience I was unhappy and had a hard time sort of rolling out of bed in the morning. I didn't know why, other than I didn't like the way that we were so focused on growth and making money and not really taking care of our people. So I had two little kids and in 1990 I told my wife that I was going to do something different. I didn't know what I was going to do, so I resigned from that firm and I had learned a lot. I learned a lot about running law firms and marketing and we were way ahead of the game in terms of creating a brand and doing marketing before it was sort of popular. But I didn't like the way we were treating people. It sounds like the lesson there was. Chris Hanslik You said it. You were focused on making money, not your people kind of on the wrong things that led ultimately what made look successful to unhappiness. Bill Boyar Yeah, i think the fundamental lesson I learned that you and I have talked about this a lot is that growing a professional services practice and making money is the result of doing a lot of things right. If you can figure out what that is, what are those things that you have to do right and the outcome is growth and making money. It's just a much more fulfilling way to be in this business. So I decided to leave. I didn't know what I was going to do. Fast forward, i had a client that went to high school in Waco, texas, with Gary Miller. Gary was trying to poach my client. My client said you should talk to Bill Boyar. He just resigned from his firm and Gary was like no way. So Gary and Lynn Simon had a small firm, seven lawyers. I did a bunch of interviewing. I interviewed and what I thought I was going to do was tuck into one of the big firms. I had a good size practice. I was still in my 30s. I could bring two or three lawyers and some assistance and paralegal so I could pick up a practice and take it. I did all that interviewing with all those big regional firms When I got introduced to Gary and Leonard and they were like they opened their arms. And ultimately was my wife, pam, who helped me figure out what I wanted to do with my life, because every time I came home from interviewing with one of the large firms I sort of was unhappy and couldn't see myself doing that. And when I came home from talking with Gary and Leonard, i was energized and excited. And so she's the one who pointed out to me you need to go do that. So I'd say I've had two great mulligans in my life. One was Pam, was my second marriage We've been married for 40 years But two, the opportunity to start another firm, essentially, and take the lessons from that first experience. I don't think I could spell business when waters came in and told me that I, it was my firm to run and lead and do whatever I wanted with. By the time I got a chance to partner with Gary and Leonard and start what is now Boyar-Miller, i had a better sense of what it took to be successful in this industry, but not in a traditional way. So, if you think about it, there was no internet, we weren't operating on computers, barely had cell phones. We had the big ones just stacked in your car and plugged into your lighter. But we didn't have all the technology to be connected, so we had to work harder for people to know who we were and are. But they just gave me the opportunity. They plugged my name first on the door so felt like continuity in my practice And we started and we had 10 lawyers in 1990. I think that the what brings us to today, chris, is we never really have cared how big we were or are. We've never measured our value to this industry or to our clients or to our people, to each other, by profits per partner or how many lawyers we have. We've always really focused on what's the value we contribute, and I think that makes us different. Chris Hanslik I agree There will be a lot of agreement in this episode, for obvious reasons, but I think one of the things that I've always liked about that story, and can relate to it as well, is not only you're not from Houston, you're from Texas. In a lot of ways, i think it's a testament to the welcoming nature of the Houston business community. You don't have to be from here to be successful if you want to work hard and do what you say you're going to do. Bill Boyar Yeah, i've got people all the time that we couldn't have done what we've done with this law firm, with particularly me as the sort of the first name on the door and one of the founders, anywhere in the world but Houston, texas. I'm from Philadelphia, i went to school in New Orleans, i came here, i didn't know anybody And you know, here we are 45 years later, 47 years later now, enjoying the, you know, the organization that we've built together. Chris Hanslik No, So, 1990, you get settled in this new firm, based on what you had learned over that prior 10 years. What vision did you have, or at what point did you start to develop a vision of what Boyar Miller? Bill Boyar could be. So I said I think starting out I knew that you know you learn a lot from mistakes you make. I always tell people you don't learn by doing things right, you learn by doing things wrong. So the learning for me about the previous firm was you take care of your people and you focus on the right things. But I didn't under. I had no sort of connection with the concepts of mission or purpose or vision or value. I had the things that we sort of have built the foundation of this law firm on it. When I started with Gary Leonard, i was just trying to sort of rebuild my practice. I was very, very fortunate. I brought 100% of my business with me and some really good young lawyers and support team, but I didn't really know how to actually build it. Chris Hanslik Right. How did that evolve? Where did the learning come from? Bill Boyar So we started out and because of the similarity in the names of the two firms the one I left and the one that we started together there was a lot of confusion in the marketplace And we had some young lawyers that we hired And really our journey to build a culture started with sort of sourced out of the confusion we created in the market and our young lawyers not being able to describe who we were as a firm. So a couple of really young lawyers came in. One in particular said I was at a cocktail party and people asked me about where I worked and they said tell me about the firm and I couldn't answer the question. So one of my dearest friends in the world was starting a consulting practice about the same time we started the firm and he was really focused on communication, culture building things that were. You know, it was not popular, there was no internet, people weren't doing this, so they could stick something on the internet and it has a sort of a marketing, you know tool. Chris Hanslik It's more genuine right. It's like does it matter. Bill Boyar Yeah, And his name is Mickey Conley, has a group out of Boulder called Conversant, you know, really a terrific firm. But back then he was sort of just starting to develop his own body of knowledge and the way of thinking about organizational hygiene, organizational development. So I asked him to come down. We got all our lawyers in the room and we were just wrestling with who do we want to be and how do we want to behave and what's going to define us in terms of the sort of the cultural foundation of this firm. And we sat around and I intentionally sat in the back of the room and led I think we had a dozen lawyers at the time and I let it evolve and we came up with at the time five, what we call core values. To this day four of them have survived. This is probably 1992 or three. Of those five core values, Four are still core to our being and we said, okay, this is who we're going to be. And organizations evolve, as you and I have talked about a lot. You start with nothing and something is non-existent and then you start to evolve. You start thinking and developing your way of leading to what you want as your foundation. Then something becomes reliable where you have a leader who is like the cop and I was the cop of the core values from the day that we generated them and then ultimately, something becomes institutionalized. And the first thing that became institutionalized in this firm was core values, and what defines something becoming institutionalized is when that one leader is no longer the cop and everybody is given the space and everybody agrees to hold each other accountable for the behavior. So probably the thing I'm most proud of is the way that we actually work through. It developed our core values, had them evolve, had them become reliable and now as part of our DNA. Chris Hanslik Yeah, what I love about our values here is that they have become institutional. I was here at the time where I feel like that really solidified in itself. It's when we started hiring and firing from culture and it sent a message to people that this is really real. It's not no one's above the culture or the values, and it's a game-changing moment for an organization. There was not just marketing stuff for the website, but it's really, as you just said, in the DNA. Bill Boyar Well, i think a defining moment for us was we do off-sites twice a year and we do them in June and November, and we were in an off-site in, i think, san Antonio and we sat around the room and we were having some challenges with some people, including one or two that were in the room who were our fellow shareholders and we posed the question are we willing to declare that if you cannot live consistent with our values, you cannot work here, regardless of your position of firm, and unanimously around the room everybody said yes, and soon thereafter one of the people in the room was no longer in the room for that very reason, and the message that that sent to our organization was a game-changer. Chris Hanslik I think that's a good lesson for the listeners is the culture building, setting some values and starting to hold people to account for those behaviors. To define and build a culture isn't easy. It's messy work, it's bumpy, but if you stay diligent and consistent with it and committed to it, it will play out. Bill Boyar Absolutely. I mean we evolved in terms of the behavior. Some people call them core values, some people call them pillars, some people call them standards, i don't care what you call them. What ultimately is how we can treat each other, our colleagues, our friends, people on the other side of deals, and I think that defines us. The other piece of that puzzle is purpose Right, and we struggled with how to articulate purpose. And I traveled a lot, as you know. I was on airplanes a lot, i was in hotels a lot, i was in airplane lounges a lot. My travel was long distance and I was a voracious reader of business books and I wanted to use this firm as a sort of a lab experiment of can you take principles from great companies? and I never read anything about law firms, anything about the industry. I was all. My study was what can I find from lessons from great companies and great leaders that I can see whether or not it works in a flat, horizontal organization with a bunch of Taipei people? And so I would experiment. And because we struggled so much to sort of articulate a mission statement, we pulled everybody together, as you know, in a room and the question was when you get up in the morning. What are you excited about related to coming to work? You might be excited about a lot of stuff, but I was really more focused on what are you excited about about this firm, and that's how we evolved our mission statement. I don't know how many years ago that's been now. I think it was 2007. Chris Hanslik What's really? that's such a great story and I tell it as you do all the time. There was no outside consultant, there was no prompts. It was the owners of the organization answering that question for about 45 minutes and a bunch of words on the board and three themes fell out that we then kind of worked. Smith and that mission everyone here, i think, can quote it. We check in on it, as you said, at our off-sites twice a year and it still resonates and everyone's hard to get here. Bill Boyar Yeah, and it's the. You know, it's the. You asked me early what was the vision? and you know how we think and talk around here about. You know purpose, method and outcome, and I mean my philosophy of leadership or organizational development, organizational hygiene, whatever you want to call it is. You start with purpose, which is mission. You set a direction, a vision for what you want to be when you grow up, and then you connect that with method, which is really. You know who you are, what you do and how you do it, and that's where sort of values reside. And strategy and action. And if you don't, if you can have all the strategy in the world but if you're not in action, it's meaningless. But and I think we've done a pretty good job here of trying to look forward and listen to our people you know that. You know and engage everybody who's in this firm, every lawyer who's in this firm, in the process. You sit around and think and you know somebody who's a first year associate today, 10 years from now, is if they're gonna, if they last through the experience, they're gonna be a partner here, and so we let them have influence over their own destiny, their own experience and what this firm is gonna look like for them 10 years from now. Chris Hanslik So, Like I said there's pivotal moments in organizations, right If they're going to survive, and this firm's now. I guess it's about to finish year 33. Let's talk about some of the things, when you look back, that you think in the moment we're innovative, we're pivotal to keeping the firm going in its independent state, and it has helped to get us where we sit today. Bill Boyar So several. I think the first one is our acceptance of technology. So early on, when we started, I had a very large client who let me do very large deals, international deals, that I was probably less prepared for than he was but was prepared for me to do, But I did it anyway. And I had one deal where I lived in the Regency Hotel in New York for two and a half months While I was up there and this is in 1991, while I was up there I connected with a lawyer who was part of our group And he was running his practice on a little Dell laptop computer And I was handwriting things on a yellow pad and faxing them to my assistant at Houston who was typing and then faxing back to me. And he's there on this computer And I'm like I've got to be able to do this. So I got the specs for his laptop, faxed them, Faxed them to Houston And if we looked at it today, it wouldn't be that small right Chunky. It was chunky. Yeah, it was chunky, but I had it drop shipped to me in New York And I'd work all day and teach myself how to operate that computer all night. And when I came back we finished the deal very successful. I gathered all of the lawyers in the firm in a room And I said see this One year from now, every one of you is going to be operating your practice on one of these or you won't be working here anymore. And I had one. That's a big moment. Yeah, that was a moment And one of my partners said I got a D in typing, it's not going to happen. And I laughed and I said well, you're going to have to learn how to pack, because that's the way we're going to do it. And we made the investment And it started a path for us that we were not leading edge but were right behind. We can't afford to be leading edge, but we've made tremendous investments in technology And we've continued to do that ever since. I guess the other thing I would say is in 2006, which I think was another watershed moment in our firm's history. We had 20 lawyers at the time, if you remember. We had 10 shareholders, 10 associates, the firm divided in perfect quadrants senior shareholders, junior shareholders, senior associates, junior associates And we set a 10-year vision for the firm, broke up in groups and it was amazing how consistent everybody's view was. 2006, and some of the critical things that came out of that work was in 10 years. We had to be in a new facility And the lesson I got out of it was we had to look at leadership succession. So we did a SWAT analysis, if you remember, and I was a strength, a weakness, an opportunity and a threat, right right. So I listened to that And we did a lot of work that culminated in this beautiful facility that we've now been in for seven years And you succeeding me as chairman of the firm. Chris Hanslik Yeah, i think I remember that meeting well and some of the other meetings we had, about everyone wanting to remain independent at the shareholder level and then doing the work at every level of the organization, and the input was consistent about being independent, investing in the future. One of the first things that needed to happen was leadership succession, and you, i think, took a huge moment. no reason to step aside, but put in place a plan to step aside by the time you were 60. And then we embarked on a couple years of trying to figure out who that person would be. Bill Boyar Well, we didn't spend a couple years figuring out who the person was. We spent a couple years executing. Yeah Well, look, i laugh to myself when I have friends of mine who are in their 70s, who are trying to run law firms And they're recruiting and hiring professionals who are 45 years, their junior, younger than their children. The real sort of wake up for me is when we started having my kids' friends come across as candidates And I've always been open door first name. We're all colleagues. There is some hierarchy because it's natural with experience, but I've tried to always try to break that hierarchy down. We're all a team, right, And you know, i just, i just knew that part of that that if you didn't study generational differences and then respond to those differences intelligently, that we were never gonna be a multi-generational firm. I could not do that. I could get this firm. I was chair for 20 years and I got it to a place where I thought I had exceeded my ability to drive it to the next level, and that's where you came along and you've done a phenomenal job with this firm since, which is now a dozen years. I guess It's crazy, but you know, people get entrenched in positions and it's about power. I've never felt like being chairman was the source of power for me. I always felt like trying to be a great lawyer was the source of power for me, and it still is to this day. So I never. This was not about I had to retain a title. It's why I don't have a title. I always felt like the. The ability to sort of sit in the middle generationally, be able to connect with the more senior generations and be able to connect with the more junior generations, is the sort of the perfect place to be in the leadership of any organization. And when you lose sight of that, you get myopic and you rely on sort of history versus being connected to the present. And I mean God knows. The changes we've experienced in the last five years, both generationally and socially, have been tremendous. Chris Hanslik No questions. You know there's gotta be a lot of organizations out there facing that challenge. Leaders out there in organizations, the challenge of succession. Do I do it? How do I do it? Maybe let's just talk a little bit about what that process looked like for you and in us, because, yeah, i was right there with you. It was very thoughtful and disciplined about how we went about that And it. I think the results would suggest it was executed. Thought out a great plan and executed beautifully, because it was a very seamless thing for our organization. Bill Boyar So that in 2006 I was 55. So that when we had that meeting I was 55. And it took me a little while to completely digest the message from that meeting. But the message was clearly that in 10 years from that moment there needed to be another leader. And as I thought about it, i determined that 60, 860 was the sort of the tip. That was the breakpoint that the leader of this organization and all of the leaders of this organization in each of the practice groups, needed to be younger than 60. So I counseled with some of my particularly with my friend at Conversant and talked about how best to think about this. And so at the next meeting of our shareholders, i asked the group who wants my job? And there were three of you. So we did a about a one-year program where I would ask each of you to read a particular book that I thought was reflective of my philosophy of business and leadership, and we'd go out to dinner and drink really nice wine and sit around and talk about and what was the learning and how did you apply it to the firm and the future of the firm. And you know, over a short period of time I realized that you were the logical person to take that on. So I went to the shareholders and said, chris, it's my choice, and you were unanimously endorsed. And so we created a role as vice chairman for a year where the promise was, and this was when I was closing in on 60. The promise was that by the end of that year, my responsibilities in running this firm would be transitioned to you, So that by the time I was no longer chairman and you were gentlemen that you would have been doing the job. And, as it worked out, the person who was our executive director made a decision to retire, had health issues, so you were able to then recruit your own partner in the operations, which turned out to be fantastic. So by the time it was time to make the move. Now the biggest challenge is I didn't go anywhere. Chris Hanslik Right, i was still there It was very unique. Bill Boyar Yeah, i wasn't going anywhere and we had to convince our team that Bill's not retiring. We had to also convince client base, the marketplace, our friends, that Bill wasn't retiring. But here's what I did do. I made you a promise that I would stay away for about six months, as much as I could, and let you sort of find your way, because it's different when you say you're going to be the leader and the day you wake up and you are the leader. And I think the first year was a little bumpy for me because I'd been running law firms for 30 years Even though I was sort of in denial that that was part of my identity. It obviously was. But I look back now it was one of the smartest business moves I've ever made. It freed me up to do other things, do a lot of work in the community, continue to grow my practice, be a better father, because I had more time. So it worked out really great And I think that I've counseled a lot of people on succession and it's hard to let go, but what the key to it is to build the foundation. And one thing I sort of love about the way you took it on is we talked about the name and agree it wouldn't change, and you embraced the culture of this place. You took on the mission as your own, the values as your own, and you've done nothing but build on what was there. I think the risk that people see in succession in organizations like this is that the next guy is going to come in and tear up all the work and bring their own. I've got my own ideas about what the culture should be and what the vision should be, and you didn't do that. You had a strong foundation and built on it, and that's where we are today. Chris Hanslik I get asked a lot of questions about that and did at the time. So one, they're retiring. Two, so your name's going on the door. And I'd say no. And as I experienced the culture and grew here, what I tell people, told them, then tell them today is, in our business any lawyer can have their name on the door. So there's nothing unique or special about that. I've always been a team player on teams my whole life. So being a part of a really well-known, high-functioning team is really cool and unique in my view, and to be able to have the opportunity and the privilege to be the leader of that team. So I was like I want to make that brand of Order Miller something special And if I'm known as the leader of that, that's more important than having my name on the door, because there's 80-something thousand licensed lawyers in Texas that make it each go out and hang a shingle. There's nothing unique about that. The other thing I think we've proven even though I think it's a little unique because you're right, most succession plans there's a retirement involved. We've proven you can do it without the retirement If everyone involved in those leadership roles stays focused on what's important and that's the health and well-being of the organization. Bill Boyar So I think if I had to point to one thing that made it work is the promise I made to you and to myself is that I would never contradict you in public, that I would bring to you my ideas, my concerns, whatever thoughts I had, and you could take them and do with them what you wanted. I don't think I've ever mandated anything, but I've never wanted to contradict you or take you on Shareholders meeting, lawyers meeting, how I talk about our relationship in the public, so that there's no question who's the boss, who's the chairman, who's the leader of the firm. And yeah, i think people respect what I've contributed over the last 33 years to this place and the contribution I made to the foundation. But I think there's no question about who's on first. Chris Hanslik Yeah Well, it's been great. The other thing I would add to that is in our transition. You're right that first year is almost a reverse transition. I was still learning, and always am, and there was transition for you not actually being the guy in that seat. But again, there may have been a little bumpy, but it wasn't anything that felt natural and it's proven itself, i think, so far to be successful. Bill Boyar Well, i will tell you, i made a liar out of a lot of people who doubted I could do it. Chris Hanslik I should have placed a bet. So I always like guests that have had the success like you've had and through failures and learning, And you get to, and I'll say this, and anybody that knows you know you. One of the things that drives you is the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs every day and make it their dreams happen. So what are two or three things that a listener out there that has just started a business or thinking about it, what are some of the nuggets of wisdom you'd say? keep this in mind as you start that journey, or if you're in that journey and you're questioning why. Bill Boyar I'd say so. I tell people all the time It's never too early to start thinking about the purpose for which you're doing this business and it's not making money. So what is the other, what's the real purpose? It's never too early to set standards of how you want your people to be, to treat each other. And it's never too early to dream big, think big and work backwards. I'm a sort of a classic reach out, look back, thinker, set the bar, the peg in the sand, whatever you want to call it. Look back to today and really think about what do I have to do? Too many young entrepreneurs just get up, put their clothes on and take one step forward, and another step forward, and another step forward, and it can be directionless and that can create a lot of dysfunction and failure. So it's never too early to try to actually have organizational hygiene. It's also never too early to figure out who you can get around the table, who has experience, who's been through what you're trying to go through, to coach you, counsel you. That's why organizations like YPO and EO and Vistage are so valuable, because you could find a place to have, you know, get counsel or coaching from people who have been there, who are trying, who have already accomplished what you're trying to do, or all who are similarly situated, experiencing the same challenges as you're challenging. Well, bill, this has been great. Chris Hanslik You know. Love the story. Knew most of it, you know, but just love that giving you the opportunity to be able to tell it so everyone else can hear it. So let's wrap up on some personal things. What was your first job? Bill Boyar So my first real job other than catting, when I was a kid, my first real job was working in summers in residential construction. I did sheathing and roofing for houses on a non-union crew. I did it, you know, for four summers, made my way from the guy on the ground hoisting up the four by eight to the guy up on the first story, pulling him up to the guy on the roof, laying him to the guy on the roof, being the supervisor and the hammer, until it rained one day and I'd slid off the second story of a roof. And the next summer I was on a landscaping crew. Chris Hanslik Literally boots on the ground. Bill Boyar Yeah, and I've stayed on the ground since Wisely All right. Chris Hanslik Famous question Tex-Max or barbecue? Oh, Tex-Max, Yeah, you raised the kids at Nifas, right? Bill Boyar Well, you know, i got engaged at Nifas. I celebrated every birthday there, you know, between Nifas and El Tiempo, it's yeah, i love it If you could take a 30-day sabbatical. Chris Hanslik Where would you go? what would you do? Bill Boyar You know, I knew you were going to ask me this question because I listened to all your podcasts and I think I would probably go hang out in Italy. Chris Hanslik That's a pretty popular question or answer, excuse me, i mean and it sounded like to split it They say maybe two there, two somewhere else. Bill Boyar You know, so much of my travel is three days here or four days there or a week there, but it's never really immersed. I went to school in Wales my junior year in college and I really immersed. I didn't do the year-rail pass and go to every country I could go to. I actually spent a year in the UK and in Wales and something that you know a mini version of immersion is really sounds great to me, but I got a boss who won't let me leave for 30 days. Chris Hanslik I'll see if I can talk to him about that. Bill, this has been wonderful. Thanks for telling your story, Thanks for being the kind of milestone marker for us at the 50th episode. I think we've you know, hopefully proven and validated this concept and that the listeners enjoy the content. Bill Boyar So it's a pleasure to be on this and I'm proud of what you've done with this. Thank you, Thank you. Special Guest: Bill Boyar.
On today's episode of The Edge of Excellence, Matt talks with Benn McCallister, president of Worldwide Golf Shops.Benn recounts his personal journey, emphasizing that he has been involved with golf all his life and that this eventually sparked his deep passion for the sport. He will share how he was initially unsure about joining the family business because he wanted to stand out and make a name for himself. However, during college, the significant impact of the Internet piqued his interest and led him to explore web design. As a result, he created a website for his family's business, which quickly became very popular and valuable to the company. This pivotal experience eventually led him to join the family business.After building the website, the decision for Benn to become president wasn't immediate. You'll learn more about his career progression, including the initial skepticism about his involvement in the family business, which only fueled his determination, strong work ethic and success-oriented mindset. When he took on the role of president in 2017, one of his first acts was to join the YPO (Young Presidents' Organization). He shares how being a member of YPO has provided him with invaluable support and advice from experienced peers.Shortly after joining YPO, Benn and his family decided to sell their business in 2019. He'll talk about this challenging and tiring process that led to a period of tension and minimal communication among family members and partners. You'll discover the new idea that Benn proposed, which marked a significant transition for him. After leaving the family business, Benn aimed for a better work-life balance and more time with his family. Unfortunately, the timing coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced Benn to temporarily separate from his family to launch his business. You'll learn more about this challenging sacrifice.Join Matt and Benn for an insightful conversation on Benn's path to excellence in the golf industry.Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show:Benn's definition of excellence.The detrimental effect of Instagram on the self-esteem of teens.How to take your passion and turn it into business.The launch of the e-commerce website and direct-to-consumer sales channels.How to take over a family business. The difference between a chip on the shoulder and an ax to grind.How to stay positive during tough times.The impact his wife has had on his business.And so much more...Resources:The Edge of ExcellenceBenn McCallister
IntroductionEd Vincent is the CEO and founder of Festival Pass, the world's first live event subscription marketplace. He has a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry, having worked with companies like Live Nation, AEG, and Ticketmaster. OverviewIn this interview, Ed talks about his journey in the entertainment industry and how it led him to create Festival Pass. He shares his insights on the importance of having a growth mindset, the benefits of being a podcast guest, and the power of networking with like-minded individuals. Additionally, the conversation delves into the impact of technology on businesses, the potential of Web Three, and the recent banking crisis in the US. Timestamped Chapter SummaryIntroduction to Podcast Introduction Group (0:00:15)Introduction to YouTube channel (0:02:45)Definition of a business mindset (0:03:02)Strategies for continuous learning (0:04:11)Introduction to EO and YPO organizations (0:04:45)Ed's background and journey in the entertainment industry (0:06:30)The inspiration behind Festival Pass (0:14:20)Challenges faced in creating Festival Pass (0:20:40)The benefits of being a Festival Pass subscriber (0:25:50)The impact of COVID-19 on the live event industry (0:29:30)Advice for entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry (0:36:20)Ed's future plans for Festival Pass (0:41:00)Ed's experience in investment banking and founding Citystaff.com (0:10:37)Ed's fascination with technology and its critical role in his career (0:13:39)The potential of Web Three and its impact on businesses (0:14:56)How technology makes transactions easier and smoother (0:15:48)The recent banking crisis in the US and its impact on technology investments (0:15:56)The role of emotions in business and finance (0:19:08)The future of venture capital investments in technology (0:19:58)Ed's role as interim Chief Data Officer at Movie Pass (0:20:52)MoviePass's partnership with Predict Analytics (0:20:56)The importance of peer groups for entrepreneurs (0:22:13)The impact of entrepreneurship on mental health (0:22:45)Strategies for achieving a holistic mental health balance (0:24:23)The importance of family and community in entrepreneurship (0:25:00)Building a community around entrepreneurship (0:26:05)The importance of support in entrepreneurship (0:26:33)The holistic approach to life and entrepreneurship (0:27:38)What makes Ed happy and fulfilled (0:28:05)Support the showDo you want to be a guest on multiple podcasts as a service go to:www.podcastintroduction.comFind more details about the podcast and my coaching business on:www.absolutebusinessmindset.comDo you want to be a podcaster? Sign up onwww.abmpodcastcourse.co.ukFind me onLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-hayw...Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/markjhayward
Show Notes: Elaine Lum MacDonald and Will Bachman have a conversation about Elaine's journey since graduating from Harvard in 1992. Elaine started off her career in management consulting at the Monitor Company in Cambridge. After gaining experience in the field, after that she moved to Asia. She was based in Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Taiwan, and China for four years, gaining meaningful and memorable experiences. After this, she went to Harvard Business School and graduated in 1998. She then spent a decade working in technology roles with Microsoft and Amazon before launching her own company, the Knowledge Impact Network. This organization focuses on helping leaders and organizations build trust and increase their impact. Elaine also works as a consultant for other organizations that are looking to make a difference in the world. Working in Indonesia and California Elaine shares her experiences working in Indonesia and Hong Kong in the 1990s. She describes how she had to take taxis to get around in rural communities and how the retail landscape was changing rapidly. She also shares some of the daunting and scary scenarios she encountered, such as being mistaken for a call girl or not knowing who to trust when taking a taxi. Despite the challenges, she found the experience interesting and eye-opening. She also enjoyed the experience of proving people wrong by breaking stereotypes of a young Asian woman. Elaine wanted to experience deeper operational management and decided to move to California in the late 1990s to work for Clorox doing brand management. There was a great exodus of people from the East Coast to Silicon Valley during this time, as it was a land of opportunity with startups. She met her husband and decided to stay in California where she currently lives with her family. Working as a Strategic Marketing Consultant Elaine worked part time while her children were young, she and her colleague shared a job and a joint identity where they were known as Elady. Elaine left Clorox to become a strategic marketing consultant, allowing her more flexibility with her time and to do more volunteer work. Elaine shares her story of finding her passion for volunteer consulting while studying at Harvard Business School. Through the Harvard Business School Community Partners program, she was able to provide pro bono volunteer consulting to local nonprofits. She enjoyed the experience of being able to think through challenges and help organizations, and eventually she took on the role of recruiting organizations and alumni to donate their time. For the following seven years, she worked at HBS Community Partners in Northern California with the goal of inspiring and empowering alumni to use their skills for social good. She found her niche in being a connector and bridge, finding people with bright minds and big hearts and matching them with organizations that could really use their help. Founder of the Knowledge Impact Network Elaine became the founder of the Knowledge Impact Network (KIN). KIN is an organization that connects alumni of Harvard Business School (HBS) to nonprofits who need assistance in a variety of areas. Elaine first got the idea for KIN from her experience of helping Bay Area nonprofits while she was working with the Harvard Alumni Association. After the pandemic hit, she noticed the need for more help from alumni and decided to create KIN to allow alumni to provide support to nonprofits virtually. KIN provides a bridge between alumni and nonprofits, allowing the alumni to help with a variety of issues, such as food supply chains, by connecting them to the right experts. Elaine hopes to continue to expand KIN and provide more assistance to nonprofits. KIN focuses on three areas of impact: core human needs (food, water, health, shelter); educating for workforce readiness; and protecting our planet. Elaine explains how she and the founders of KIN, who are YPO distinguished leaders, hit it off when they discussed how they could bring the power of CEO networks to share their knowledge with positive causes and accelerate impact. KIN is open to social impact organizations, social ventures, and experts from anywhere in the world. Organizations can apply through the KIN website, and experts can sign up to share their knowledge of a specific area. KIN then connects the organizations and experts and facilitates a 90-minute catalyst session to help the organization solve an issue. The Social Ventures Network Elaine then expanded the network with the Social Ventures Network, an organization which connects professionals with causes and social ventures they can get involved with. Elaine talks about how easy it is for professionals to leverage their skills for good and how the Social Ventures Network takes away the friction of getting involved. Elaine explains how the Network works with family offices who want to support a specific cause, as well as companies and individuals. The Network helps people figure out how to get involved with social ventures and learn about them, while also advancing a cause they feel passionate about. Elaine talks about Impact circles and explains that they are a way to bring together a community of social innovators who want to take action in a certain area. An example of an Impact circle was formed when a knowledge partner met a renowned climatologist at UC Santa Barbara's Climate Hazard Center who spoke about the data available to help farmers adjust their crops and improve yields in the face of changing weather. The Impact circle brings together experts, companies, government, and academics to help figure out how to get this data to rural smallholder farmers in places like Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Meteorological Services Department agreed that this data would be extremely helpful. The team is now in the process of developing a site with the right type of data to get it into the hands of the farmers. Influential Professors and Courses at Harvard Elaine recounts her experience as a Harvard student, mentioning Nancy Kane, Marty Feldstein, and Michael Sandel as two of her most memorable and inspiring professors. Elaine was a history and science major, which was unusual at the time, and enjoyed the challenge and creativity of connecting the dots between different disciplines. Her current project is a great example of how people from different parts of the world can come together to make something happen. Timestamps: 05:17 Experiences Working in Indonesia and Hong Kong in the 1990s 10:26 From Consulting to Brand Management 13:23 Joint Identity and Strategic Marketing Consulting 17:54 Harvard Alumni Connecting Nonprofits with Expertise During the Pandemic 21:43 Exploring the Knowledge Impact Network: Leveraging Knowledge for Social Impact 26:35 Catalyzed Sessions for Social Ventures 30:05 Leveraging Skills for Social Good 34:00 Harvard Education and Global Development Projects Links: Website: https://www.knowledgeimpactnetwork.org/ CONTACT INFO: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainelmacdonald/
“Small actions over time add up to make a big difference.” - Hannah Newman Hannah is a licensed Functional Medicine practitioner who specializes in hormones, gut health, and advanced biomarker protocols. She has advanced training certifications in nutrigenomics, hormones, toxin exposure, longevity medicine, positive psychology, sleep science, and gut health from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Institute of Functional Medicine. She is the founder of Healthi with Hannah, a boutique health and wellness company where she works privately with clients through customized health plans that incorporate advanced testing and lifestyle medicine. She is also a member of YPO, an exclusive global leadership community of chief executives, and is active on the health and wellness board.Click here to subscribe to The Deep Wealth Podcast to save time and effort.SELECTED LINKS FOR THIS EPISODEHealthi with HannahHannah | Women's Health Specialist
This episode covers relationships as a way to build a nationally successful brand with Glen Kunofsky, CEO and Founder of NNN Pro Group.The Crexi Podcast explores various aspects of the commercial real estate industry in conversation with some of the top CRE professionals in the space. In each episode, we feature different guests to tap into their wealth of CRE expertise and explore the latest trends and updates from the world of commercial real estate. In this episode, Crexi's Ashley Kobovitch and guest host Eli Randel, COO of Crexi, sit down with Glen to discuss the origins of NNN Pro Group, his extensive career path, relationship-based advisory philosophies as a broker, and the current state of the net lease market. Their wide-ranging conversation includes:Introductions and early lessons learned in Glen's first few years of commercial real estateImportant mentors, favorite mistakes, and the importance of specialization early in one's careerThe origins of NNN Pro Group, growing a brand, what net-lease investors prioritize in terms of deals, and what sets them apart from other commercial real estate subsectorsPrioritizing relationships, a client-centric approach, and creating lifetime customersMaintaining a start-up mentality with an established company culture and how to retain top-tier talent for the long termCurrent happenings in the national net lease market.And much more! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to our newsletter to receive the very next one delivered straight to your inbox. For show notes, past guests, and more CRE content, please check out Crexi Insights.Ready to find your next CRE property? Visit Crexi and immediately browse hundreds of thousands of available commercial properties. Follow Crexi:https://www.crexi.com/ https://www.crexi.com/instagram https://www.crexi.com/facebook https://www.crexi.com/twitter https://www.crexi.com/linkedin https://www.youtube.com/crexi About Glen Kunofsky:Glen Kunofsky is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the NNN Pro Group, the market-leading net-lease brokerage team in the country. Since its inception over 20 years ago, Glen and his team have closed over $30 billion in transactions, across more than 10,000 properties, with over $5.6 billion completed this past year.Glen has a long track record of working with some of the nation's largest institutional real estate companies, including publicly-traded REITs, private equity funds, hedge funds, and high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and developers. His vast knowledge and experience structuring sale-leaseback programs and brokering, acquiring, managing, and advising on some of the most complex transactions across retail, office, and industrial properties, has made him a leader in the commercial real estate industry.Glen currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children. Glen is involved in several organizations outside the office, including YPO, the Adaptive Sports Foundation, Arizona State University, and the Victor Green Foundation.
Creating Life Success in Life Takeaway: Be careful who you choose to surround yourself with. Money Learnings: Jeremy's father was an entrepreneur and he taught him a lot about business. Bio: Jeremy Straub, CRPC, CFS® is the Founder and CEO of Coastal Wealth. With more than 20 years in executive level positions with fortune 500 companies, Jeremy is considered a financial industry thought leader who brings energy and passion to helping people preserve wealth. Jeremy couldn't ignore his inherent entrepreneurial spirit and desire to create a financial services and wealth management firm of his own and in 2016 Coastal Wealth was created. Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Jeremy's entrepreneurial nature was influenced by his father, who worked his way up in the auto industry from selling cars to owning dealerships. Jeremy's top personal goal is to have a positive impact on his family, employees and community. He loves that his role at Coastal Wealth allows him to balance the “mind of a capitalist and heart of a social worker,” by helping clients reach their financial goals while living his personal dream as an entrepreneur. Jeremy is on the board for YPO of Palm Beach and host of a podcast where he speaks with business owners and entrepreneurs. Highlights from this episode: Profit First Do most people have financial goals? Most people need financial therapy Four reasons you want to work with a financial advisor The 12-week Year The news that is stressing people out COASTWEALTH.COM Richer Soul Life Beyond Money. You got rich, now what? Let's talk about your journey to more a purposeful, intentional, amazing life. Where are you going to go and how are you going to get there? Let's figure that out together. At the core is the financial well being to be able to do what you want, when you want, how you want. It's about personal freedom! Thanks for listening! Show Sponsor: http://profitcomesfirst.com/ Schedule your free no obligation call: https://bookme.name/rockyl/lite/intro-appointment-15-minutes If you like the show please leave a review on iTunes: http://bit.do/richersoul https://www.facebook.com/richersoul http://richersoul.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Some music provided by Junan from Junan Podcast Any financial advice is for educational purposes only and you should consult with an expert for your specific needs.
Richard Haykel is the Chairman of Haykel Hospital S.A.L. in Tripoli, Lebanon and Executive Director of CARA Ventures, LLC. Richie has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University, a Master's of Hospital and Health Care Administration and Management from the University of Paris Cite. He is also a Harvard Business School Executive Program graduate and OPM 49. Richie is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO) and is home based in Tripoli, Lebanon. Show Notes: Lebanon has always been at the crossroads between East and West. "It plays a role much bigger than its geography." A $6 tax for What's App launched the Oct 2019 revolution. (11:30) The financial system collapse has led to 80% of the population in poverty, runs on banks, life savings wiped out for many. Prior to this, the poverty rate was around 20%. Overnight, a majority of the population was plunged into poverty. (20:00) "Morally, we needed to walk the talk with our kids." We came back to make a difference! "Everything rises and falls on leadership." - John Maxwell (22:45) What are the warning signs that this could be coming to your country? (30:00) Why are we starting to see a reverse migration from America? (31:00) Why are tenured professors at Columbia and Princeton afraid of losing their job? (37:00) There is no dollar alternative at the moment. (46:00) Bitcoin, crypto winter, FTX collapse and the future of cryptocurrencies...and real estate? (49:00) How did the pandemic impact the middle east and Lebanon? Lebanon has the ability to adapt. (54:00) How does Hezbollah impact everything in Lebanon today? (56:00) What is the impact of Saudi Arabia and MBS in the middle east? (1:04:00) The pivot to Asia has destroyed the trust of the United States in the middle east. (1:18:00) Why do you invest so much in advanced education and continued education later in your career? (1:24:00) Book Recommendations - Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, Deep Purpose by Ranjay Gulati, Glass Half Broken by Boris Groysberg Podcast "After Hours" (1:30:00) Leadership insights while leading during a crisis. (1:34:00) What would Richie say to the American people if he was asked to give a State of the Union address?
From former NFL quarterback to business leader, Christian Ponder's journey took an unexpected turn when he realized the lack of community for athletes in their post-sport lives. With his new venture The Post, he's created a space where athletes can thrive once again. And--perhaps not coincidentally--he finds that the same soft skills that made them successful on the field are now driving their success in the business world. What led Christian to this idea (that's quickly picking up steam across all sectors of the business / recruiting world?) Listen to learn more. Ponder joins host, Pete Moore, to share his insights on the correlation between athletic mentality and success in business. After playing in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers, Christian transitioned to the world of finance and now runs The Post, a leadership network exclusive to athletes with many cues learned from the highly respected YPO organization. He's passionate about helping fellow athletes leverage their unique qualities and experiences to achieve success in their post-sports careers. He emphasizes the importance of tapping into qualities that make someone a great athlete, such as discipline, determination, and work ethic, as these attributes can be directly translated to achieving success in the business world. In this episode, Christian and Pete discuss: The significance of cultivating an exclusive network tailored for athletes involved in business ventures. The need for the Head of Player Personnel (aka: Human Resources!) to look aggressively at organizations like Christian's (and others) when bringing on more team members. The relationship between an athletic mindset and accomplishments in the business sphere. The Post's dedication to supplying useful tools for athletes making the shift into entrepreneurship. The importance of conducting a thorough self-assessment to identify personal strengths before embarking on a post-athletic career. The value of physical meetup spaces vital for fostering a sense of community and networking opportunities. Being an Athlete One of the main topics touched on is the notion of being an athlete and leveraging the qualities that make one successful on the field paralleling those that help excel in the business world. Ponder highlights how society often attaches a negative stigma to the term "athlete," leading many to underestimate their abilities outside the realm of sports. He believes that these unique individuals possess the grit, determination, and drive necessary to forge a successful career after hanging up their cleats, so long as they are given the right opportunities to do so. Christian points out that athletes have a wealth of valuable skills that can be directly applied to the world of business, making them highly attractive prospects for potential employers. He mentions examples, such as Fortune 500 CEOs, C-suite women, and US Presidents, who often come from an athletic background, reinforcing the point that the qualities of a successful athlete are indeed transferable to other areas of life. Click here to download transcript. Connect With Us: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehaloadvisors/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Integritysquare YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@halotalks Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehaloadvisors LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/integrity-square/ Website: https://www.halotalks.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: www.ratethispodcast.com/halotalks and don't forget to check out the HALO Academy for Executive Education opportunities.