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How To Find And Follow Your Personal Truth With Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson is transforming lives with his electrifying energy and profound spiritual insight. Luminaries such as Larry King, Levar Burton and John Gray have hailed him for his bold take on life coaching. In today’s episode, Kute explores why recognizing and following your own truth is the only way to live a productive and fulfilled…

How To Lead With Cultural Fluency With Jane Hyun

Jane Hyun is a distinguished leadership strategist, bestselling author, and one of the world’s foremost authorities on cross-cultural effectiveness. Today she breaks down the principles for leading with cultural fluency, and reveals how you can use them to empower your team, strengthen your business, and build meaningful relationships across cultures. She also encourages all leaders…

Saying Goodbye To Traditional Referrals With Steve Gordon

Steve Gordon is a referral marketing expert, bestselling author and CEO of The Unstoppable CEO. Today we explore his concept of a referral kit and how to build one. Steve also reveals why his innovative referral system is the ticket to breaking down barriers and building valuable relationships. Topics include: Why the referral process is…

Empathy And The Customer Experience Featuring Jana Sedivy

In today’s episode of Smashing The Plateau, technology maven and Authentic Insight Founder Jana Sedivy reveals how business leaders – especially techies – can harness the power of empathy and connection to create more valuable and meaningful customer experiences. She also talks about taking a more strategic approach to personal development and reveals incomparable insight…

How To Master Your Time Management With Nicholas Spike

As the Vice President of Development for Thuzio Executive Club, Nicholas Spike harnesses the power of influence to empower brands, launch businesses and foster connections. Today he shares how his eclectic background in sports, art, sales, networking and business has helped him become an exceptional leader and even better team player. Nick also discusses why…

Dorie Clark Talks Niche, Authority And Content Creation

Dorie Clark returns to Smashing The Plateau to explore her interesting twist on niche, and how to use it to strengthen your business and pave the way for future opportunities. During our conversation, Dorie also talks about doubling down during your personal and professional growth phases, unveils the three key components to becoming an authority…

How To Build A Team of Superstars

In today’s episode, sales guru and Business Development University CEO Lisa Peskin shows us how to build a team of superstar performers. She also reveals how to become an impressive mentor, show us how to up our sales game, and explains why business is all about helping as many people as you can. Topics include:…

How To Reach Your Full Potential With Bonnie Fatio

Bonnie Fatio wants you to embrace your age, realize your worth, and start reaching your full potential. As an internationally recognized motivational speaker (and Founder of AgeEsteem®), Bonnie knows how to transform people into their best selves – not to mention powerful leaders. Today she reveals how to harness your individuality and share your genius…

Trust, Transparency and Mentorship With Simon Biltcliffe

In today’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, Webmart Founder and CEO Simon Biltcliffe tells us what it means to run a Marxist-Capitalist business, and reveals why trust, transparency and mentorship are the most important principles of business. We discuss the power of natural justice and eliminating superficial personas, and Simon even shows us how to…

From Teenage Designer To Fashion Mogul

Rachael McCrary is the Founder and CEO of Jewel Toned – the first body positive shapewear company. Today she talks about her journey from teenage designer to a mover and shaker in the fashion industry. She also reveals why entrepreneurs should follow their excitement, embrace that uncomfortable feeling, and learn to become as flexible (and…

How To Succeed In A High-End Market With Jeffrey Shaw

In today’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, business coach and renowned portrait photographer Jeffrey Shaw shows us what it takes to strike it big in a high-end market. During the course of our conversation, Jeffrey talks about owning and articulating your talents, explains why most people build their businesses backwards, and reveals how to build…

Transforming Your Self-Worth With Jason Forrest

Jason Forrest is a public speaker, author, and award-winning coach and trainer. Today he shows us how to reprogram our personal convictions and revolutionize our businesses by breaking down some of his most valuable concepts. He also offers insight into improving self-worth, overcoming self-inflicted limitations, sharing experiences instead of giving advice, how to find the…

How To Lead With Your Intuitive Mind

Julie Chan “came out” as psychic at the height of her career in economic development. Today she reveals how she found the inner courage to share her abilities with the world and begin a new personal and professional pilgrimage. Julie also discusses why having a true understanding of fear and joy will help entrepreneurs find…

Niching Down Your Strengths With Jaime Jay

In today’s episode of Smashing The Plateau, Slapshot Studio Founder Jaime Jay tells us how he manages to run (and scale) four successful businesses. He also talks about how entrepreneurs can get over their shiny object syndrome, why it’s critical to niche down your strengths, and the best ways to find transformational (and unbiased) outside support.…

Highlights From The New York Business Expo & Conference

In today’s episode of Smashing The Plateau, we share some of the greatest takeaways from the New York Business Expo & Conference. Interviews include Elaine Powell-Belnavis from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Jeaninine Mendez from the NYC Human Resources Administration, ThriveHive’s Lauren Quilty, Jeff Mehl from Daybreak Virtual Staffing Solutions, Liz Sydney from Maximum Computer Systems, Inc.,…

How To Master Social Media With Peter Friedman

Social media pioneer and LiveWorld CEO Peter Friedman has developed social strategies for some of the biggest companies in the world, including Apple, Walmart and HBO. Today Peter provides us with some of the best social media insight we’ve ever encountered. He also reveals why the customer experience is the driving force behind every business,…

Pushing Your Business Forward With Henry Lopez

In today’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, seasoned entrepreneur and podcast host Henry Lopez talks about overcoming the challenges every leader faces when wanting to push their businesses forward. He also discusses the importance of having frank conversations up front, shares why he thinks of life as a series of chapters, and explains why entrepreneurs…

From Civil Engineer To Restaurant Tech Entrepreneur

In today’s episode of Smashing The Plateau, Brian Duncan reveals why (and how) he moved from civil engineering and consulting to restaurant tech entrepreneurship. He also discusses why his love for human interaction and hospitality inspires his work, and explores how his software Chowly is transforming the food industry. We discuss… The challenges of taking on…

The Real Power of Persistence With Tony Grebmeier

Tony Grebmeier is the host of The Tony G Show– a candid podcast that guides entrepreneurs on their journeys to personal growth. In today’s episode, Tony opens up about his struggles with drug addiction, and reveals the transformational decisions that helped him rebuild his life and his business. He also talks about abandoning ego, the…

From Junk Hauler To CEO With Josh Cohen

Today on Smashing The Plateau, Junkluggers Founder and CEO Josh Cohen tells us how he went from handing out homemade flyers to running a multi-million dollar business. He also talks about overcoming the pitfalls of young entrepreneurship, and reveals why shifting your mindset and changing your leadership style can have the greatest impact on your…

Connecting The Dots With David Gise

David Gise is a former personal trainer turned tech and social entrepreneur. As Managing Director of Centre for Social Innovation, David helps nonprofits and social leaders build the right relationships so they can make a serious – and global – impact. Today we explore what he calls connecting the dots, and how his ideas can…

Building An All-Star Millennial Workforce

Gillian Lynch is VP, Managing Director of Winsper – a modern marketing firm that helps clients develop their brands, grow a loyal customer base, and generate more revenue. Today Gillian reveals the single biggest mistake executives make when they’re feeling stuck. She also talks about finding innovation, avoiding complacency, and reveals what it takes to build…