Episode 89: Dustin Matthews

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Sought after by the biggest names in business to monetize their message, mission or movement, business builder and marketing expert Dustin Mathews is THE mentor and coach to the stars.

Dustin is the co-founder of Speaking Empire – the disruptive company in the leadership and education space, who’s chief mission is advancing the human race by empowering leaders to communicate powerfully, unlock their fullest potential and ultimately step into their Greatness.

Dustin is the author of many bestselling books and has shared the stage with athletes, business celebrities, and titans of business. His latest book the NO B.S. Guide To Powerful Presentations: How To Sell ANYTHING With Webinars & Online Media, Speeches & Seminars (Entrepreneur Press) was released on June 13th, 2017.

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Episode 88: John David Mann

Posted on October 10th, 2017

John David Mann is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Red Circle and Flash Foresight and the national bestsellers The Go-GiverAmong Heroes, and Real Leadership. His books are available in two dozen languages and have sold more than two million copies. His 2011 Take the Lead was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as “best leadership book of 2011.”

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, John was a leading figure in the development of the Direct Selling community; he served as co-founder and/or editor in chief of UplineNetwork Marketing Lifestyles, and Networking Times, and was himself a leadership distributor, building an organization of over 100,000 people and generating hundreds of millions in sales for his company. He ghost-wrote The Business of the Twenty-first Century for Robert Kiyosaki and The Slight Edge, for Jeff Olson, and edited and produced John Fogg’s The Greatest Networker in the World.



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Episode 87: Karleen Tauszik – Author

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Karleen says about herself:

“My goal as an author? To get your kids to LOVE reading as much as I did when I was their age…and as much as I still do! As a child, I had the goal (not met) to read every book in the children’s section of my local library. Through the books I write for ages 8 to 12, that’s the kind of fervor I hope to instill in kids today.

When I was raising my children and reading to them I often commented, “I could write something better than this.” Ideas began to develop and eventually, I wrote my first book, an early reader chapter book. Like most first books, it had structural problems, grammar errors and plot holes, but it was a start.

I joined the Florida Writers Association in 2004, which has been an immense help in developing my writing skills. That year, one of my books won 2nd place in the Juvenile division of their Florida Palms Literary Awards. Two other books were RPLA finalists in 2010.

In 2009 and again in 2011 I won a generous scholarship to the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop, a conference I highly recommend to people interested in writing for children.

In 2010 I became interested in e-publishing and the new opportunities it gives to authors. That led me to create my popular blog, KidsEBookBestsellers.com which ran for five years until 2015.

My writing has been published in Highlights Magazine for Children and Odyssey Science Magazine for Children (now merged with Muse Magazine.) I continue to write books, with more ideas patiently waiting their turn in the queue.”



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Episode 86: Michael Gebben

Posted on October 2nd, 2017

Michael Gebben spent 7 years building a video company that was the envy of everyone in his field, GebbsTV. Until, one day, he woke up to the realization that he'd built a cage of his own making. And given up so much of his life in the name of something that didn't really mean a whole lot.

So he hit reset, and over the last three years, rebuilt his life and his career around what matters and even launched a new inspirational YouTube channel. He has profoundly changed his metrics for success.

Michael's current company Jumpstarters helps creative entrepreneurs to get over the same hurdles that he was able to conquer, allowing him to work with individuals such as Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, and Richard Branson. Michael is a big believer in Massive Imperfect Action rather than getting stuck in the minutiae and never moving forward.



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Episode 85: Dana Malstaff – Bossmom

Posted on September 28th, 2017

Dana is a mother, author, business & content strategist, coach, podcaster, and blind spot reducer. Dana is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro, and the founder of Boss Mom. She serves Boss Moms who yearn for more time and less guilt when it comes to building their business and raising their family, by providing the tools they need to get more out of their content and business, without sacrificing their family goals.


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Episode 84: Tracy Vlahos – The Lady V

Posted on August 17th, 2017

Tracey Vlahos is the founder of the LadyV consulting, designed to help women create the business, body, and life they desire, without feeling guilty, frazzled or burned-out.

Tracey is a high-energy speaker, author, and certified health practitioner.  She is known for delighting audiences with practical ways to release weight for good and enjoy increased energy.  Her mission is to activate change and confidence in women who want to live a healthier life while creating success.

One of Tracey’s most memorable moments was being the first woman to be chosen from the United States to be named “Heroine of the Month”  by the Aspire Foundation & The Heroine's Quest.  She was awarded this honor as a woman who possesses outstanding qualities in supporting other women and making an impact in her community and in the world.

But what Tracey is most proud about are her two children: her daughter Felicia, 25yrs and son, Chasee, 20yrs old.  They have grown up in the Direct Sales Industry, and it is where they have learned that treating others with respect is key to success in any area of your life, along with hard work and genuinely caring for others.


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Episode 83: Teresa McCloy

Posted on July 31st, 2017

Teresa McCloy's mission is to help my clients slow down and stop spinning their wheels, wasting their time being busy but never getting anything important done. She helps her clients recognize their own strengths and skills so they can develop a personalized plan to do what matters enabling them to succeed in their lives, personally and professionally.


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After working in the addiction field for over 15 years both as a counselor and pharmaceutical representative, Megan Peterson knew there could be a better way that patients could get help. She took action and started 2nd Chance Counseling Service.

She believes that patients deserve that 2nd, 3rd, 10th, etc, chance. As long as you are willing to put in the work she will be there to help. Certain times in life, we may need professional counseling, why be limited by our schedules, work, family commitments, and the list goes on. Megan provides an easy solution that is just as cost

Megan provides an easy solution that is just as cost efficient as current counseling solutions and provides more flexibility, easy use, and offers more choices for patients. She truly believes the Telemedicine platform fits in with the future of treatment and is here to stay!


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Episode 81: Mark Miller

Posted on July 24th, 2017

Marc Miller’s career journey included 22 years at IBM, several thriving tech startups, a stint as a high school math teacher, a gig raising funds for the Jewish Community Center and a near fatal bicycle accident that changed his perspective forever.

But after thirty years of wandering the proverbial career desert, often repeating the same mistakes over and over, Marc learned his most crucial lesson:

Most people don’t really know what makes them happy at their core, what fulfills them.

They pursue money, status, a skill set, all of which provide some level of satisfaction, but not contentment. They wind up feeling frustrated and trapped. Others have figured out what they need, but don’t know how to chart a course to get there.

An active member of the Launch Pad Job Club, Marc found himself counseling friends and associates on their career journeys and finally realized he’d found his vocation. He now uses his extensive training experience to help others—especially Baby Boomers— and careers that they could grow into for the decades that lie ahead.


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Episode 80: Pamela Gold

Posted on July 22nd, 2017

Pamela Gold is an author, speaker, and coach who grew up on her family's apple farm in upstate New York, graduated from Yale University, and then entered the business world in NYC where she was the point person on an IPO at the age of 24. Leaving the workforce to start a family, she co-founded West Village Parents and went on to pursue her passion for fitness and wellness, becoming a personal trainer and a yoga instructor.  It was the discovery of yoga that connected her love of philosophy, science, psychology, and wellness and eventually led her to discover her life's work: teaching inner peace as the key to our greatest evolution and ultimately, world peace. Find More Strength: 5 Pillars to Unlock Unlimited Power and Happiness is her first book.



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