OTS 078: Proactive and Persistent – Jill Schiefelbein

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Today’s guest is an award-winning business owner, author, and recovering academic. She taught business communication at a university for over a decade, analyzed terrorist documents to help provide counter-terrorism messaging strategies to the military, and was a pioneer in the online education space.

In 2011, she ventured into entrepreneur land and hasn’t looked back. She’s a VIP Contributor at Entrepreneur, a Livestream Host, and a partner on Entrepreneur’s video network. Now, she runs The Dynamic Communicator®, which creates and executes video and content communication strategies that help organizations increase sales, enhance the product experience, and retain customers. Her latest book, “Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business,” was released through Entrepreneur Press this past spring.

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OTS 077: Culture Trumps Strategy – Paul Teshima

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Today’s guest believes that company culture trumps strategy every time and that storytelling is an essential part of creating a business. He has a successful track record as a leader with a strong focus on sales and customer engagement.

As part of Eloquas executive team, he helped lead the company from $0 to over $100 million in revenue, then through IPO and a successful acquisition for $957 million by Oracle.
Most recently, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of Nudge.ai. He and his co-founder knew that the best sales professionals understand that people buy from people they know, like, and trust. In a world that’s becoming overloaded with information, it’s becoming harder to build trusted, authentic relationships with buyers and existing customers. Their answer was to build a modern sales platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide sales teams with actionable insights on their target customers.

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OTS 076: Deep Connections – Rayna Jhaveri

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My guest today cooks on TV, plays music in the streets, and often finds her foot in her mouth. She also happens to be an Ivy League neurobiologist; speaks six languages; and has had her writing published by Forbes, CNN, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and Edible Boston. She’s the founder of Mad Bod, a program through which she helps women who feel desperate, hopeless, and stuck in their bodies to feel fit, focused, and free for life.

The queen of starting over, she has learned the art of forming deep connections through curiosity, courage, and taking chances, despite the fact that she says her alter-ego is Larry David.

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OTS 075: Leadership Calling – Chris Schembra

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Today’s guest is known as The Empathy Strategist. He is a sought-after social influencer, executive coach, and entrepreneurial advisor whose passion lies in facilitating profound human connection in a deeply disconnected world.

He is the Founder + Chief Question Asker of the 7:47 Club, an organization which helps elite entrepreneurs build, grow, and ignite their community. Since its inception, the 7:47 Club has awakened over 2,500 leaders and sparked over 210,000 relationships.

He found his calling in helping individuals and teams build strong connections through Authenticity, Empathy, Vulnerability, and Safety. In a world that’s starving for connection, he thrives on curating meaningful relationships.

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OTS 074: Super Connector – Darrah Brustein

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Today’s guest is a fellow super-connector, serial entrepreneur, and author. Her first business, founded in 2009, is a credit card processing company which spans 38 states. She next launched Network Under 40 in 2011 to help people make valuable social and professional connections that lead to friendships and business. This endeavor is now hosting sold-out events in 7 U.S. cities.

She also founded Finance Whiz Kids in 2012 to teach elementary aged kids the basics of financial literacy through fun and engaging stories. Her kids’ book series by the same name caught the attention of the World Economic Forum and she was invited to their Annual Meeting in Davos to present about youth financial literacy.

The through line of everything she does is what she calls “netweaving” – connecting the dots between one person or business to another. She gets so much joy from helping others get closer to their goals and has learned, in turn, that what goes around, comes around. To inspire others to follow suit, she founded the social movement #GiveItForward, which aims to empower 1,000,000 people to intentionally give to one person in some way every day, with no strings attached.

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OTS 073: RISE-UP – Michael Roderick

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Today’s guest went from high school English teacher to Broadway producer in under two years. How? Relationships. He is a social catalyst who believes in the power of making meaningful connections for others.

His success led him to develop a methodology that he teaches through his company Small Pond Enterprises which specializes in relationship design for founders, authors, and speakers interested in playing a bigger game. He works with thought leaders to curate, extend, and leverage their existing networks.

He cemented his reputation as a connector by founding ConnectorCon, a conference for a powerful community of thoughtful connectors who recognize the power of living in a world of abundance rather than scarcity — and he co-hosts the Access to Anyone podcast.

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OTS 072: Organized Chaos – Liz Scully

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Today’s guest is a business strategy coach who wants to live in a world where entrepreneurs work sensible hours, customer service is amazing, and everyone eats cake at yoga class.

She spent 20 years doing visual effects in film and TV – winning an Emmy and two projects she’s worked on have been multi Oscar nominated. At one point her work was on every bus and subway stop in NYC, and plastered all over Times Square.

She’s taken her decades of experience and now teaches others how to get focused and not derailed by the million things screaming for your attention. She does this through one-on-one coaching and online courses, but is best known for the Masterminds she runs that are ridiculously fun and highly effective. She brings her skills from film to create supportive mastermind teams so members work less and earn more.

Her British accent belies her Irish roots. She has lived all over the globe, growing up in Nigeria and Pakistan, and most recently living between London and New York City.

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OTS 071: Small Steps BIG Impact – Jon Dwoskin

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Today’s guest is an executive advisor, business coach and motivational speaker who has been called the “business whisperer” for his skilled and compassionate insights into what can keep a corporate culture from thriving. At age 23, he created one of the first internet marketing companies in America, then went on to great success at several national real estate firms. He has built, trained, expanded and restructured both sales teams and corporate structures, but after 20 years in a C-Suite, he knew it was time to make a business out of being himself. Now he teaches the secrets, hard work and discipline required to Think Big. Very Big! A prolific business blogger, he is the author of The Think Big Movement, a fable about getting unstuck and transforming a business.

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OTS 070: Endlessly Curious – Carole Spiers

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Today’s guest is a world authority on executive stress. She is currently CEO of a leading UK Stress and Wellbeing consultancy and Chair of the International Stress Management Association UK. In 1988, she founded Stress Awareness Day which is celebrated around the world. She is a well-respected authority on building resilience and managing organizational change.Through her work as an international motivational speaker and coach, she has worked with global companies in the US, UK and in the Middle East. She is often called by the media to provide comment around issues of workplace stress and bullying and has appeared on BBC, CNN, and Studio One-Dubai – to name but a few. Her latest book “Show Stress Who’s Boss!” has been translated into Arabic and is available in the United Arab Emirates.

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OTS 069: Grace-Full Leadership – Marc A. Pitman

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Today’s guest has been called “the Johnny Appleseed of fundraising” since the only thing he loves more than asking for money is teaching people to ask for money! Over the past 16 years, his organizational and leadership coaching and trainings have helped tens of thousands of nonprofits advance their missions, meet revenue goals, and improve the lives of their staff and supporters. He is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and of FundraisingCoach.com.

Currently, he is the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the author of several books on fundraising, including “Ask Without Fear!®” a step-by-step guide on how to build authentic relationships with your donors. His expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine, and Fox News.

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