Karlie is the co-founder of a postpartum activewear brand, sports chiropractor, and certified strength and conditioning coach who is passionate about providing practical tools to moms and moms-to-be, helping them restore their bodies and continue exercising after their babies are born.
Randy Ginsburg is the Founder of Third Wall Creative, a content marketing and copywriting agency for B2B tech companies and VC firms.
He is a natural-born entrepreneur who exudes contagious optimism. He believes that a person’s future is not dictated solely by their past, and even the toughest challenges can be overcome through the power of entrepreneurship. He illustrates this idea through his book, Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success.
Randy is a graduate of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. When he is not speaking or writing about the world of business and entrepreneurship, he enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion news, freestyle rapping, and traveling with friends. Randy is passionate about empowering others to think outside of the box, get creative, and follow their dreams.
EPISODE 354: Founder of The Tilt and Creator Economy Expo
Episode 354 features Joe Pulizzi, founder of multiple startups including content creator education site, The Tilt, the content entrepreneur event Creator Economy Expo (CEX), and is the bestselling author of seven books including Content Inc. and Epic Content Marketing, which was named a “Must-Read Business Book” by Fortune Magazine.
Joe Pulizzi (he/him) is the founder of multiple startups including content creator education site, The Tilt, the content entrepreneur event Creator Economy Expo (CEX), and is the bestselling author of seven books including Content Inc. and Epic Content Marketing, which was named a “Must-Read Business Book” by Fortune Magazine.
Joe is best known for his work in content marketing, first using the term in 2001, then launching Content Marketing Institute and the Content Marketing World event. In 2014, he received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Content Council. He successfully exited CMI in 2016 and consequently wrote an award-winning mystery novel, The Will to Die.
He has two weekly podcasts, the motivational Content Inc. podcast and the content news and analysis show This Old Marketing with Robert Rose.
His foundation, The Orange Effect, delivers speech therapy and technology services to over 350 children in 35 states.
Joe and his family live in Cleveland, Ohio.
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.
EPISODE 349: Keynote Speaker, Author and Founder and CEO, Foundation Stone
Episode 349 features Marsha Stone, the CEO and Founder of Foundation Stone, a network of boutique-focused programs for individuals and their families struggling with mental health, substance use disorder, and co-occurring disorders across the U.S.
Marsha Stone is the CEO and founder of Foundation Stone, a network of boutique, focused programs for individuals and their families struggling with mental health, substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders across the U.S. Their first featured treatment center, Amend, is set to open in Austin, Texas, in the spring of 2023. Led by a team of specialized medical experts, treatment programs at Amend will aim to identify the root causes of a mental health diagnosis through integrative and functional medicine. As someone who knows firsthand what overcoming addiction is like, Marsha integrates her own experiences into providing the most effective and quality rehabilitative programming to those struggling with various disorders.
Previously, Marsha served as the Founder of BRC Healthcare, a diverse and specialized treatment provider offering a full continuum of care that includes medical detox, trauma and dual diagnosis, young adult, and gender-specific, chronic relapse treatment. Under her executive leadership, Marsha expanded their operations and strategic direction for over a decade.
Since 2011, Marsha has served as one of the few female CEOs in the recovery industry. She is an expert on addiction recovery, intervention, family therapy, behavioral health, wellness, and ethics in treatment center management. Marsha has successfully led several non-profit organizations and considers herself to be a serial entrepreneur in the business of helping people.
She is a highly recognized recovery speaker and respected leader in the addiction recovery field and regularly speaks at top industry conferences around the world. Marsha believes the coordinated efforts between the medical, legal and social-work communities are vital in addressing addictions.
Marsha is the co-author of Rewired Workbook: A Manual for Addiction Recovery (Hatherleigh Press, 2017) with Erica Spiegelman, which offers practical applications and everyday guidance for breakthrough addiction recovery methods and new healing strategies ideally suited for those trying to achieve true and lasting sobriety. She and Spiegelman also co-hosted the podcast “Rewiring Your Life” which provided tips, tools, and conversations on overall wellness, inspiration and support.
Marsha frequently appears on various media outlets including A&E Intervention, Dr. Phil, and The Doctors. She holds a J.D. with the distinction of academic excellence from North Carolina Central University School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Elizabeth City State University, and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas. She is married to a veterinarian, and together they have 5 children. They reside in Austin, Texas.
Episode 345 welcomes back Seth Godin for his 2nd appearance. Seth is launching his new book, The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto For Teams
ABOUT THE SONG OF SIGNIFICANCE
An urgent manifesto for teams and leaders facing unprecedented challenges, from the bestselling author of Linchpin and Tribes
What if we could create the best job someone ever had? What if we had that job?
The workplace has undergone a massive shift. Remote work and economic instability have depressed innovation and left us disconnected and disengaged. Paychecks no longer buy loyalty, happiness, and effort. Alarmed managers are responding with harsh top-down edicts, layoffs, surveillance, and mandatory meetings. Workers are responding by quietly quitting and working for their wages.
There is a better answer, a human answer, and it is within everyone’s reach.
In The Song of Significance, legendary author and business thinker Seth Godin brings us a powerful vision of how we can change the course. The choice is simple: either we keep treating people as disposable, and join in the AI-fueled race to the bottom—or we come together to build a significant organization that enrolls, empowers, and trusts everyone to deliver their best work, no matter where they are.
In Godin’s signature style, the book outlines a series of practical yet game-changing commitments we must make and a list of organizational milestones on the way to significance.
This is a book to share with bosses and co-workers, to discuss and put into action. We have a choice to make about how we spend our days, and it’s within our power to make things better – for everyone. Because as Godin writes, “Humans aren’t a resource. They are the point.”
For more than thirty years, I’ve been trying to turn on lights, inspire people, and teach them how to level up. This blog has been appearing daily for more than a decade. One day, if we meet, I hope you’ll share with me your favorite posts. Even better, I’d like to hear about how a book or course helped you interact with the world differently and make a difference.
I’ve spent most of my professional life as a writer. I’ve published 19 bestselling books. These books are a great way to go deep into a concept, and I think many of them stand the test of time.
Along the way, I’ve found countless detours, and interesting projects designed to inspire and entertain you as you continue to do your work.
Case Kenny offers practical thoughts on self-improvement, mindfulness, and how to live your best life on his New Mindset Who Dis Podcast. He’s just a dude living his life sharing some perspective. No gurus, no fluff, and no preaching of generic life advice… just his thoughts on self-help, wellness, and mindsets with practical and personal insights on how to live a passionate, purposeful, and happy life.
Charles D. McCarrick is an entrepreneur, inventor, and lead visionary of Micro-Ant and its subsidiary companies. With more than 10 patents to his name, he pioneers and supplies unique equipment to the communications industry. Charles’ most defining characteristic is enthusiasm—for new ideas, for the people who work with him, and for continuous improvement. By cultivating people’s confidence and creativity, Charles has forged a top-notch team that delivers new technologies into the hands of customers and value to investors. Now, he delivers his book of life lessons to you.
Ben is the Founder of ChroniFI, passionate about personal finance and reallocating human capital to its highest and best use. He built a system to solve his own problem and figure out when he could move on from trading derivatives to building his own company. He is now using that same system to help others make decisions that are better aligned with their goals and values by understanding their money in terms of time.
ChroniFI helps people simplify their finances by understanding their finances in terms of time. With that simplicity in hand, users are empowered to confidently make better decisions that actually align with their values and goals. People have real and personal questions, like “Do I have enough?” “When will I have enough?,” or “Can I afford to do the work that I love?” ChroniFI helps a user understand these answers within the context of his or her own life, and then zero in on the behaviors that can help that person make progress toward that ideal life while enjoying every step along the way.
Ben’s oldest daughter (then 2 years old, now 6 years old) told Ben her favorite thing to do was to walk on the grass. ChroniFI grew out of Ben’s quest to give her some grass on which to walk.
Danny Goldberg is a professional speaker, host of the Bits of Gold podcast, and serial entrepreneur.
The story of Danny’s path to personal and professional intentional living empowers audiences to take ownership of their life and start pursuing a life of greater fulfillment and happiness.
Danny’s ability to connect with his audience is largely due to a series of unfortunate events. By twenty-five, he’d lost both his parents to rare cancers and it changed how he lived forever.
The loss of his parents was his wake-up call to the importance of living intentionally and by design.
Outside of speaking, Danny has built and sold numerous businesses, won over $50k in business competitions while in college, and owns a portfolio of short-term rentals. His podcast, Bits of Gold has over 50k downloads and inspires people to live on purpose.
Wendy H. Steele is the founder and CEO of Impact100, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting and empowering women to create a transformational impact in their communities. Since launching Impact100 in 2001, Wendy has dedicated her life to encouraging women to see themselves as both activists and philanthropists, bringing them together in order to unite their efforts, support one another, and enrich their communities as a team. What began as a grassroots effort in Cincinnati has today collectively granted more than $123 million to worthy nonprofits across more than 65 local chapters and four countries. The importance of giving back with the intent to leave the world a little better than she found it was instilled in her from a young age, leading her to see that all of us have something important to give. Wendy believes that, in giving to others, we gain in incalculable ways, and we can encourage others to do the same.
Wendy’s debut book, Invitation to Impact: Lighting the Path to Community Transformation (MFF Publishing, April 18, 2023), shares her personal journey of building one of today’s most powerful grassroots organizations and invites women to become part of the solution by impacting their very own communities. Part business book, part memoir, Invitation to Impact provides insights for catalyzing meaningful change by giving women a seat at the table and a chance to join the movement—or spark one within themselves.
In recognition of her work with Impact100, Wendy was selected by Forbes for the 2021 50 over 50 Impact list recognizing women changing communities through social entrepreneurship, law, advocacy, and education. She was also featured as a guest speaker on TEDxBocaRaton in 2014 where she discussed what contagious generosity means and why we should all get involved. In 2020, Wendy was named a Distinguished Honoree of the Jones Prize in Philanthropy from the Institute of Private Investors, and she was also awarded the 2014 Jefferson Award for Public Service for her work with Impact100. She has been featured in several books, including The Transformative Power of Women’s Philanthropy; Women, Wealth and Giving; Women’s Giving Circles; and The Right Sisters – Modern Women Inventors.
Wendy lives by the motto “Not I, but we.” She believes that, in order to create a vibrant community, we must understand the community first. For Wendy, the most rewarding part of leading Impact100 is visiting local chapters to celebrate triumphs, big and small, and encouraging more than 30,000 women to make a difference. She resides in Tampa Bay, Florida, and enjoys reading, writing, traveling, walking the beach, and spending time with her husband, Rick, her five adult children, and as well as her dog, Gracie. For more information, please visit https://impact100global.org/.
Episode 334 features Matt Thieleman, a Visionary, Transformational Coach, Speaker, Advisor, and Author of “This is Coaching” which launched on 4/4/2023
About the book: This is Coaching was written to help you unlock your full potential as a coach. I wrote This Is Coaching to serve as your guidebook and an inspirational tool to help you become all you can be. It’s a blend of frameworks, conscious ranting, philosophy, poetry, illustration, and practical advice, all in one. With over seven years of experience in the art of coaching and unparalleled insight into the principles of success within this profession, I wrote This is Coaching to take you on a journey toward reaching your highest aspirations.
Matt Thieleman is a Visionary. Transformational Coach. Speaker. Advisor. Author.
Matt works with leaders and change-makers to help them live into their purpose more fully, and bring their masterpieces to the world. He educates and trains coaches to be world-class in their field, and helps their clients reach their full potential.
Prior to becoming a coach, Matt was in the marketing world, working with clients in practically every industry imaginable. Having worked with companies such as Michigan Ross School of Business, Gannett, Parthenon Publishing, and others, Matt had a good look at how well-intentioned leadership not getting out of their own way was causing businesses harm.
Matt has been a leadership coach since 2016 and spent 2021 as CEO of Pilea, a coaching organization for venture-backed founders. After a year of intense growth and hard work, Matt turned his focus back to coaching and other soul-work he’s called to bring to the world. It’s simply a continuation of a lifelong mission to heal himself, help others heal, and lead others with authenticity.
-Founder of Golden Bristle
-TEDx Speaker on Mindful Leadership, “Why The World Needs Mindful Leaders”
-Sensei of Samurai Coaching Dojo
-Former CEO of Pilea
Episode 331 Antonella Pisani is the founder and CEO of Dallas-based Eyeful Media, a digital marketing and consulting firm focused on performance marketing and digital strategy for mid-market companies.
Antonella Pisani is the founder and CEO of Dallas-based Eyeful Media, a digital marketing and consulting firm focused on performance marketing and digital strategy for mid-market companies.
Founded in 2017, the company has experienced exponential growth fueled exclusively by word-of-mouth referrals. As a result, Eyeful Media has ranked in the top 11% on the Inc. 5000 list for the past two years as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America, scaled at an 1178% growth rate. They ranked #17 in Dallas, #37 in Texas, and #38 in all Advertising & Marketing companies. Eyeful Media was also named to the 2022 Adweek list of fastest-growing agencies ranking number 13 on the list overall and number 5 in the West/Southwest. Eyeful Media has also been announced as a member of the Dallas 100 for 2022.
Antonella places a special emphasis on giving back to the community, giving back 5% of Eyeful Media’s profits to organizations such as Community Partners of Dallas, Dwell with Dignity, the Birthday Party Project, Michael J Fox Foundation, the Trevor Project, and The North Texas Food Bank. She serves as a member of The North Texas Food Bank Advisory Council and the Dwell with Dignity Board of Directors.
Also important to Antonella is Eyeful Media’s intellectually stimulating environment that allows for team members a balanced life and social responsibility. Eyeful Media brings expertise to their clients from a fully remote, 40% minority team with employees spanning 16 states and 23 cities. The company brings a fresh approach by hiring only experienced holistic marketers and eliminating layers often found in digital marketing agencies. This has helped the company scale quickly, as has quality work and technical expertise.
She is an avid traveler and photographer, with a particular focus on visiting places off the beaten path including Antarctica, Easter Island, Bhutan, and the Arctic. She is fluent in Spanish, and Portuguese, and speaks French and Italian well enough to get by when traveling. Her rescue pup, Riley, serves as the company’s “Chief Security Officer.”
Rick Elmore is an entrepreneur, and sales and marketing expert. As the Founder and CEO of Simply Noted, Rick developed a proprietary technology that puts real pen and ink to paper to scale handwritten communication, helping businesses of all industries scale this unique marketing platform to stand out from their competition and build meaningful relationships with clients, customers, and employees.
Founded in 2018 and based in Tempe, Arizona, Simply Noted has grown into a thriving company with clients of various sizes across the country including in hospitality, real estate, insurance, nonprofit, franchise, B2B, and others. Rick has served as the company’s CEO since its founding, for more than three years, and has over a decade of sales and marketing industry experience.
Sarah Panus is a brand storytelling strategist, podcast host of Marketing With Empathy®, and owner of Kindred Speak® consulting.
Pulling from 20 years of experience helping billion-dollar brands drive leading ROI through editorial brand storytelling, she helps content marketers & brands more confidently navigate the world of brand storytelling. Previous clients include Sleep Number, Christos Bridal, Nestle Waters, Starbucks, PetSafe, and the American Heart Association. Sarah works with clients by either doing the work for them through her agency services; OR, coaching them to think like Editorial Directors in one of her online courses. Visit www.kindredspeak.com to learn more.
Daniel James is a leader in the digital and social media landscape. As an early employee of MySpace, he has seen first-hand the beginnings of social media and has been a part of the evolution of social, digital, and e-commerce ever since. He went on to lead strategy for AOLs O&Os and, after moving to Los Angeles, for brands like Toyota, Adidas, Kraft & Disney.
Daniel started mint performance marketing in 2019, a two-person led a team managing e-commerce strategy for DTC brands. A short 3 years later, mint is now a team of 50+ people across the US, UK & Asia, and in 2021, mint was acquired by the global media, marketing & e-commerce powerhouse, Social Chain, with Daniel now being CEO of both Social Chain US and mint.
Susan Harrow is a media trainer, marketing strategist, martial artist + author of the best-selling book, Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul® (Harper Collins).
For the past 33 years, she’s run Harrow Communications Inc., a worldwide media consultancy where she’s trained thousands of CEOs, entrepreneurs + thought leaders worldwide to turn their message into money while becoming highly desirable, repeat guests who shine in the media spotlight on the top podcasts, panels, presentations, print, radio, TV + blogs.
She’s prepped her clients and course participants to appear on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fresh Air, Marketplace, Bloomberg, MSNBC, NPR, CNN, FOX, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Wired, Forbes, Inc., O, Entrepreneur, Parade, Vanity Fair, etc.
Her course, The Zen of Fame: Your Genius Gone Viral,® shows publicity seekers how to promote themselves with integrity + spirit.
You may know her as the “Go To Girl” for getting on Oprah and has the only course available anywhere that shows you how to get featured in Oprah’s Magazine. What you might not know about her is that she has a black belt in Aikido (Japanese Martial Arts) and was recruited to be in the CIA.