At the age of 17, I was lost in life without purpose or direction, an only child of a brokenhome, and living in my grandmother’s attic. While being stitched up following a bloody street fight, I agreed to attend a week-long bootcamp hosted by the American Legion—run by U.S. Marines.
This set me on a life-long path in leadership and high performance. Following an honorable enlistment, now veteran Marine Sergeant Walls, I returned to my small-town home where I founded an IT Service Company (Corsica Technologies) that grew to be one of the best in class in the United States.
After nearly two decades of growing Corsica to eight-figure revenues and making multiple acquisitions, I sold the company and founded Lions Guide. Now I spend my days fulfilling my passion to help others learn high performance and leadership skills to apply in their lives so they might achieve their own personal and professional goals.
Daniel Stillman designs conversations for a living and insists that you do, too. He works with organizations like Google, Nike, and Visa to help them frame and sustain productive dialog, deepen their facilitation skills, and coach them through the innovation process. He also hosts The Conversation Factory podcast where he interviews leaders, changemakers, and innovators on how they design the conversations in their work and lives.
Keyen Lage is a former NFL Athlete turned Emotional Intelligence Coach for World-Class Leaders.
After almost becoming paralyzed during a football injury in the National Football League, Keyen was able to start his new journey by looking at life from a completely new perspective. He dove headfirst into understanding what it actually means to live a life of fulfillment while achieving success along the way.
Since making that decision, Keyen has personally worked with over 300 people on creating a healthy relationship with themselves so they are able to escape the rat race of the achievement loop and step into a place of achieving massive success, impact, and money from a place of ease. He helps entrepreneurs, and business owners regain a deeper connection with themselves to find more fulfillment in their lives. Keyen has worked with World-Class Fitness Models, Professional Athletes, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, & C-Suite Executives. Keyen works with people all over the world on being able to remove mental, emotional, & physical blockages that are preventing them from reaching their full potential.
He helps extraordinary people who already achieve ‘impossible’ goals to achieve what still looks ‘impossible’ to them.
Episode 144 features High-Performance Coach, David Wood. David quit his career as a Consulting Actuary to Fortune 100 companies, to create the world’s largest coaching business. He now coaches rock star entrepreneurs to double their revenue faster, overcome Shiny Object Syndrome, and be a more extraordinary entrepreneur and human.
David is a former consulting actuary for Fortune 100 companies. He built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe.
As well as helping others, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show!
He coaches high-performing business owners to double revenue, and their time off, by focusing on less.
Jeff helps organizations build better products and executives build the cultures that build better products. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Lean UX and the Harvard Business Review Press book Sense & Respond, and the upcoming book Forever Employable. Jeff works as a coach, consultant, and keynote speaker helping companies bridge the gaps between business agility, digital transformation, product management, and human-centered design. Most recently Jeff co-founded Sense & Respond Press, a publishing house for practical business books for busy executives.
Tony Banta is a systems engineer, innovation consultant, and host of the Client Whisperer Show. Beginning his career as a self-taught software developer, Tony quickly realizing that the best code could never solve broader leadership issues within organizations. Today Tony works with other client-businesses to maximize client results, increase client retention, and streamline the client fulfillment experience.
EPISODE 101: Business Advisor, Consultant, and Coach
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Episode 101 Features Chase Damiano, a business advisor, consultant, and executive coach dedicated to helping founders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs get out of the weeds. I had a wonderful interview with Chase where we navigated through some of his early career in a startup environment and then spent a good amount of time speaking about accountability, habits, routines, and things that Founders should be considering as they scale.
Chase Damiano is a business advisor, consultant, and executive coach dedicated to helping founders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs get out of the weeds. He helps teams clarify their vision, improve their decision-making, and create better business outcomes. Teams working with Chase see higher revenue growth, lower operating costs, clearer insight into their business, and a stronger sense of team ownership and accountability.
Chase previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Commonwealth Joe, a venture-backed beverage technology and distribution company headquartered in Arlington, VA, where he grew a family business from $0 to $5MM in revenue, 500+ B2B customers, and 70+ employees in five years. During his tenure, the company was awarded DC Inno’s 2018 50 on Fire and Washington City Paper’s Best of DC 2016-2019, and Chase was named Forbes 30 Under 30.
Chase began his career at Accenture, focusing on business intelligence, customer experience management, voice of the customer, and business process outsourcing for Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, telecom, and consumer products industries. He helped large organizations deeply understand what hundreds of thousands of customers were really saying about their products and services.
Chase earned two B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics from Virginia Tech. He spends his free time reading, meditating, and traveling with his partner and 10-year-old son.