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Vladimir Chen is a dad, a husband, a life and leadership coach, an Ironman and a long-distance swimmer. After almost twenty years of working in the IT industry, Vladimir decided to dedicate his life to inspiring collective growth and elevating human consciousness in the world. Having once felt stuck and unclear of his direction in life, he is now devoted to supporting others in their journeys of transformation. Vladimir enjoys facilitating people’s insights and personal growth via coaching, speaking and conducting workshops. When he is not writing or working with his clients, he likes to read a good book, swim indoors or outdoors and spend time with his family. He is a young parent and sees his kids as his greatest teachers in life.
Brandon Leibowitz runs and operates SEO Optimizers since 2007. It is a digital marketing company that focuses on helping small and medium-sized businesses get more online traffic, which in turn converts into clients, sales, leads, etc.
Why pay for traffic, if you can get them for free
Casey is the founder of the award-winning sustainable building company, The Conscious Builder, the host of The Conscious Builder Podcast and The Conscious Builder Show on YouTube and the founder of The Conscious Builder Academy, an online course hub for future-focused builders who want to create better businesses. He has written almost 400 blog posts on topics such as marketing, branding, entrepreneurship, personal development, sustainability and more. (Connect with Casey and The Conscious Builder's work via Instagram here.) Casey brings almost two decades of experience to the construction industry and over a decade of experience to running, owning and growing multiple businesses while also staying committed to his wife and son. Casey is on a mission to help people build homes, businesses and lives in a more conscious manner.
You have already met Brian Landau from our previous episode https://anchor.fm/open-school-of-business/episodes/What-app-will-help-you-stay-sane-during-COVID-19-pandemic-and-other-situations-in-life-edojnt/a-a24ov2a , where he shared his app, Vennly, like in many start-ups within a year, they implemented a major pivot and used their core competencies to create a complete new product for a new target customer. Tune in to find out more details of their exciting journey
Michelle Thompson went from being an MBA graduate to having a second-grade IQ level overnight after suffering from a life-altering stroke at only 36 years of age. Literally starting her life over again, she’s had to learn how to automate and outsource as much as humanly possible. Now she’s on a mission to help others find freedom from all the unnecessary tasks they do, using the strategies and systems she’s successfully created for herself. After receiving her bachelor’s in counseling from Valley Forge University, she went on to earn her MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from Ashford University. After suffering a life-altering stroke, she left her corporate career and built systems to help her navigate day to day life and business. Combining her strategies with her talents of untangling peoples problems to create actionable and easy to follow plans for them to hand things off, her business Awesome Outsourcing, LLC was born. Michelle teaches people how to delegate and outsource tasks correctly so they can gain back their time and their lives. Awesome Outsourcing, LLC specializes in organic Facebook and LinkedIn lead generation, creating omnipresent content for entrepreneurs, and virtual administrative services. Her courses include how to delegate tasks to others without a dip in quality or the need to micromanage, helping clients hire, train, and manage a team, and how to hand tasks off to be magically delivered back, completed.
Failure is nothing more than feedback
Dan Norenberg is an executive and strategic leadership team advisor, coach and author of “Executive Ownershift, Creating Highly Effective Leadership Teams”. Has over 30 years of managerial experience and shared his views on how to develop the right leadership skills and leadership teams for companies.
Amy Zander is a CEO and Founder of Zeedia Media, marketing services company. She is a serial-entrepreneur who has owned five businesses. Some worked out, some didn’t, one she sold, and for the last several years Amy has built a full-time gig doing the one she loves the most – marketing. More specifically – supporting business owners and creative people in their marketing efforts so they have the time to focus on doing what they love – and to actually have a life outside of work.
Dennis Consorte is a thought leader and an entrepreneur with a heart, he cares for small businesses and helps them through digital marketing techniques. He drives traffic through SEO, SEM and Affiliate Marketing while leveraging Social Media, Email, and other tactics. Creates content and experiences that resonate at different points along the customer journey based on user intent. Dennis founded a digital marketing agency, DVD rental by mail company and several small ecommerce websites. Launched and fulfilled a successful Kickstarter project.
Sales Expert, Ryann Dowdy, helps 7 and 8 figure CEO’s generate daily sales on demand WITHOUT more of their time, by building + training high-performing sales teams. Ryann is passionate about helping successful business owners take back control of the revenue in their business, their time, and their freedom by building a profitable sales team. With her business partner, Kelly Roach, they are on a mission to free CEO’s from the role of sales person in their business.
Find out what your customers want, and sell them that
Dr. David Vago is Research Associate Professor and Director of the Contemplative Neuroscience and Mind-Body (CNMB) Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. He is core training faculty for the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation. Dr. Vago maintains a research associate position in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vago is also Research Lead for the mental health and well-being platform, Roundglass. Dr. Vago has previously held the position of Research Director at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt and Senior Research Coordinator for the Mind & Life Institute. Dr. Vago is currently a Mind and Life Fellow, supporting the Mind and Life mission by advising on strategy and programs. He is also a consultant for the mindfulness, well-being, and psychedelic research and industry community. He received his Bachelors Degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1997 from the University of Rochester. In 2005, David received his Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Sciences with a specialization in learning and memory from the department of Psychology, University of Utah. Dr. Vago has completed post-doctoral fellowships in Biological and Social Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Neuroimaging, and Mind and Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Weill Cornell Medical School, and University of Utah School of Medicine. David’s research interests broadly focus on utilizing translational models to identify and characterize neurobiological and psychosocial mechanisms underlying adaptive mind-brain-body interactions and their therapeutic relevance in the context of mental health and chronic pain. Through mixed methods of neuroimaging, predictive computational modeling, neuroendocrine biomarker identification, cognitive-behavioral and first-person phenomenological analyses, Dr. Vago helps facilitate a multi-pronged research program in basic science, clinical trials, intervention development, education, and innovation. He has been a recipient of several research grants from the NIH and small foundations, has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and science abstracts. His research has been covered by mainstream news outlets such as the Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Newsweek, Scientific American, and NPR, among others. As a thought leader in the field of integrative health and mindfulness research, Dr. Vago has given over 150 keynote and invited lectures, oral presentations, and grand rounds. A number of research initiatives that are ongoing, include Mapping the Meditative Mind, in which the Dr. Vago has partnered with contemporary meditation teachers and scholars to investigate psychosocial and neurobiological mechanisms supporting states of meditation across the spectrum of formal meditative expertise. Another initiative aims to identify mechanisms of engagement, identify predictors for clinical outcomes, and optimize mindfulness-based treatment interventions. Dr. Vago and his research team at Roundglass are building analytical tools for tracking health and well-being outcomes. Partner with Dr. Vago and Roundglass today
"Meditation gives inhibitory control, it stops the impulse, it allows you to step back and proceed in an adaptive fashion"
I'm a curious mind whose favorite thing in the world is to ask questions that help me fully understand. With each episode we will uncover trends that you can use to build an algorithm to your own success.