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.
EPISODE 89: Principal Investigator, The Quality of Life Laboratory
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Episode 89 features Dr. Orin Davis, a Self-Actualization Engineer and consultant for companies from startups to multinationals on hiring strategies, culture, innovation, and employee well-being. This was a very intriguing interview and I’d be curious the takeaways for everyone else. I learned a ton!
Orin Davis earned the first doctorate in positive psychology, and is a self-actualization engineer who enables people to do and be their best. He consults for companies from startups to multinationals on hiring strategies, culture, innovation, and employee well-being. As the principal investigator of the Quality of Life Laboratory, he conducts research on flow, creativity, hypnosis, and mentoring. Dr. Davis also serves as an adjunct professor of business, psychology, entrepreneurship, and creativity, and gives workshops and lectures globally about human capital, creativity and innovation, and positive psychology. He is a startup advisor who helps early-stage companies enhance their value propositions, pitches, culture, and human capital, and writes and speaks avidly about human capital, creativity and innovation, and positive psychology.
Recently, my piece on sustainable diversity was recently featured by Medium in their Leadership channel and was picked up by The Startup.
Episode 78 features the Founder of Freeeup.com, Nathan Hirsch. Nathan has a neat story of seeing a gap in the textbook re-selling market and growing an Amazon business and then deciding to use a problem he saw with hiring freelances for that business to create a freelancer marketplace called Freeeup.com
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My name is Nathan Hirsch and I am the Founder and CEO of FreeeUp, a marketplace connecting business owners with the top 1% of virtual assistants, freelancers and agencies in eCommerce, digital marketing, web development, and much more.
Want to learn more about me? Checkout my article in Thrive: https://u.nu/hrive
In 2006, I founded my first online venture out of my college dorm room, selling and buying student textbooks. I rapidly scaled my e-commerce business, bootstrapping from a $20 student – cause initiative to a multi-million dollar e-tailer clocking in revenues in excess of $25 million on Amazon across a 6 year period while serving over 10,000 customers. But I always had one problem. It took me way too long to find talent.
I built FreeeUp to address the frustrations I had. FreeeUp receives hundreds of freelancer applicants each week to join the marketplace. We interview and vet them, take the top 1% (based on skill, attitude and communication), and make them available to our clients quickly whenever they need them. On the backend, we have 24/7 support to make sure people have a good experience. Lastly, we have a no turnover guarantee covering replacement costs if the freelancer ever quits. We work with thousands of business all over the world.
Honesty, integrity, ethics and superlative customer experience have always been the four professional cornerstones of my success.