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How a stroke recovery gave a birth to a new business model
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Michelle Thompson

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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
In this episode, you'll discover:
  • How to hire a virtual assistant and figure out what to delegate
  • Systems can assist someone with stroke recovery and can assist with business goals
  • Secrets to hiring and matching virtual assistants
Resources Mentioned:
  • Traction by Gino Wickman
Executive Leadership Secrets from Dan Norenberg
Dan Norenberg

Dan Norenberg

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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.

In this episode, you'll discover:
  • Why team coaching is more effective than the individual
  • Which team you should be loyal to, the one you manage or the one you belong, as an executive
  • When is the right time to take a leap of faith and start your own business
  • What are the steps to take if you think of writing a book
Resources Mentioned:
  • “Executive Ownershift, Creating Highly Effective Leadership Teams” by Dan Norenberg
Brand Archetypes: find your business identity
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Amy Zander

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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.

In this episode, you'll discover:
  • Brand archetypes and how this concept can help you create consistent content that communicates your brand
  • Emotions and words, corresponding to you brand archetype
  • How to combine certain archetypes and create your own unique one
  • Inspirational advice from our guest, Amy Zander, about dealing with imposter syndrome
  • Tips for working with family and what Amy thinks about family business
  • Management philosophy that has made Amy successful
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Saving Small Businesses with Digital Marketing
dennis consorte

Dennis Consorte

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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.

In this episode, you'll discover:
  • How to find your way back from burn-out and depression
  • Best ways to set up contests and gather maximum number of emails
  • Creative ideas on how to be relevant and useful to your customer and steer them to your products
  • Tools that will help you to get started with digital marketing on your own
Resources Mentioned:
  • Ubersuggest
  • Canva
Up Your Sales Game with Ryann Dowdy in 2022
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Ryann Dowdy

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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
In this episode, you'll discover:
  • Selling hacks from a sales expert
  • How to screen talent when hiring sales teams
  • Developing relationships prior sales
Resources Mentioned:
  • Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount
  • The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
  • The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
  • New Sales Simplified by Mike Weinberg
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
  • The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

Mindfulness with Vanderbilt University Professor
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Dr David Vago

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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"
In this episode, you'll discover:

  • David is going to guide us as to why you should be meditating and be mindful and how you will see the evolution of your own personality in this process.
  • How do we let it go and how do we not get angry
  • Dalai Lama's style of communication and some wisdom shared during their work together
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Starting Customer Conversations with a Cold Calling Expert, Odile Faludi
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Odile Faludi

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Odile Faludi is a Keynote Speaker, Corporate Trainer, and Cold Calling Expert, she call herself Starting Customer Conversations Specialist, who Turns Walls into Open Doors!

Clarity is cash
In this episode, you'll discover:
  • How to get your prospects interested in your service or product
  • How to get their attention and book a call with you
  • What to do if your potential clients give you a pushback
  • How her full time job paved the way to her own business
  • Why Odile Faludi is hiring now
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SEO Secrets for Small Businesses
shiv gupta

Shiv Gupta

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a Digital Marketer & SEO Specialist by profession and an entrepreneur from heart. Every brand has stories to tell—stories that will not only engage, inform, surprise, and impact their audience, but that will also deliver on measurable business goals. Shiv is the conduit between brand and consumer. His tech-enabled SEO & Marketing Services help businesses grow by getting more online leads, calls, and revenue. He helps clients find the subject and medium that best fits their unique identity, and then I produce results that meet their objectives.

Serving the client is my main focus
In this episode, you'll discover:
  • How to implement SEO strategy that works for small businesses and make them stand out
  • Unique client retention techniques that will help you work around premium subscriptions
  • Organic transition from a field expert to a digital marketing agency owner
Resources Mentioned:
  • Clutch - customer reviews platform
  • G2 - b2b business reviews platform
  • “Dotcom secrets” by Russel Brunson
  • “Sell like crazy” by Sabri Suby
How a former Federal Reserves Economist breaks into the mobile game making
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Toby and Chris Madden

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Toby and Chris Madden are a father and a son duo, bringing educational video games and social media accounts to market through their Good Future LLC venture

In this episode, you'll discover:
  • How to use customers' feedback to test out your product before launch
  • How supply, demand, profit, margins and other economy concepts can be taught through a game
  • Selling to your existing network and also reaching out to new networks like Chris is doing with his entrepreneurial game and linking to "All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg"
  • How knowing and talking to your target customer can guarantee your results
  • Leveraging social media niches like intellectual content on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@anar.kay?
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Be happier at work with a career success coach
Terry McDougall

Terry McDougall

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Terry McDougall, PCC, MBA is an executive and career success coach with a marketing background. Author of "Winning the game of work: career happiness and success on your terms. She led marketing functions at financial organizations like Wachovia, BMO Financial Group, etc. Now she is the owner of "Terry D. McDougall" coaching and consulting company.

To go someplace where people value you, sometimes that is what's required
In this episode, you'll discover:
  • How dissatisfaction with your current work can lead you to a new business or new career opportunity
  • Why high performing managers who hit their ceiling in their careers consult with Terry
  • How career coaches can become your mirror into your behaviour, thus creating awareness as an impulse for change
  • How to create multiple streams of income as a solopreneur


Resources Mentioned:
  • "Winning the game of work: career happiness and success on your terms." by Terry McDougall

Your host

Anar Umurzak

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.
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