Transforming Transactions into Interactions Featuring Jill Raff

With over 25 years of customer experience, Jill Raff grew up working with her parents, owner/operators of McDonalds #150. She now applies Ray Kroc’s customer-philosophy that permeates over 37,800 stores. We discuss: The most beautiful sound in a person’s language [3:30] A mom’s advice that applies to a business environment [5:54] A cross-industry roadmap to…

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From Prison to Successful International Entrepreneur Featuring Tabita Dietrich

Tabita is the CEO of three companies. One of them is her online coaching business that she built at the age of 18 and has since grown into an international company that serves companies and entrepreneurs on three continents in two different languages and with a team of 20 people. We discuss: Becoming a trusted…

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Wealth with Integrity Featuring Cheryl Scheurer

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Dr. Cheryl grew up in a creative entrepreneurial family. She managed her own Accounting and Tax Business for over 17 years. When Cheryl became a single parent, she went back into the corporate world as a financial consultant and manager. We discuss: The missing ingredient for having a wholesome relationship with wealth [2:24] Why money…

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From Personal Trauma to High Performance Featuring Jarrod Castillo

Jarrod Castillo is a youth high-performance coach and mindset coach and he is on a mission to be the leader of the next generation of leaders. His intention is to be a hope and guiding light for aspiring youth transitioning into the next stages of life. We discuss: When it rains it pours [2:17] We…

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Be Brave and Grow Featuring Phil Jones

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Phil M Jones has made it his life’s work to demystify the sales process, reframe what it means to “sell,” and help his audiences to learn new skills that empower confidence, overcome fears and instantaneously impact bottom-line results. We discuss: Why it is so difficult for many entrepreneurs to sell [2:49] A restaurant analogy: The…

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Antonia Van Becker and Greg Lee: From Procrastination to Profit

Antonia Van Becker and Greg Lee are the founders of Self Health Institute, Inc. and their mission is to empower clients by healing the energetic blocks that are holding them back. We discuss: Health as a passion [3:25] Reasons why you can’t move forward [6:28] The first step to getting what you want [8:43] How…

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Lorianne Vaughn Speaks: Getting Paid as an Author and Speaker

Lorianne Speaks is an expert in the area of Speaker/Author support. She amplifies the visibility of Authors/Speakers/Messengers. We discuss: How to chart your own path when you’re 60 years old and out in the market looking for a job [3:02] Things to take off your plate as you grow your own business [5:44] The benefit…

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Sophie Howard: 6 and 7 Figure Brands on Amazon

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Sophie has started and sold six and seven figure brands on Amazon. She specializes in product sourcing around the world to build premium brands. We discuss: A mix of being lucrative, good for lifestyle and lots of learning opportunities [2:04] What the Amazon model is and the best way to use it is [6:13] Real…

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Belanie Dishong: Business and Life Success Through Mindset

Belanie Dishong is a mindset success strategist, international speaker and international bestselling author. She is an expert in the field of personal and professional development serving an international audience.  We discuss: Walking through life with blindfolds [2:00] You are the common denominator of it all [4:23] Why being a positive thinker is insufficient to reach…

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Atara Malach: Turn Guilt and Overwhelm into Successful Management

Atara Malach is a renowned parenting expert, therapist and author. Blending professional expertise with her real-life experience as a working mom raising her six children, she has developed a proven parenting system (GPS) to provide working moms with the skills and confidence they need to succeed both at home and at work. We discuss: Why…

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Corey Kupfer: Deals-The Fuel of Being Open to Opportunities

Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, negotiator and dealmaker with more than 30 years of professional deal-making and negotiating experience as a successful entrepreneur, attorney, consultant, author and professional speaker. We discuss: An unordinary way to generate revenue [1:50] How easy it is to make a deal [4:50] The most underappreciated area in mergers and…

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Jim Beach: Having Fun and Being Profitable

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Jim has started businesses and has taught entrepreneurship around the world. At the age of 25, he founded American Computer Experience and grew the company to $12 million in annual revenue and to over 700 employees, operating in 39 states and in three countries. We discuss: How to make an unhappy child smile for the…

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Tabitha Laser: From Failure to Success through Culture

Tabitha Laser is a multi-faceted professional with over 25 years of leadership experience in a wide variety of industries ranging from oil and gas, energy, manufacturing, agriculture, construction and many more. We discuss: Some of the things that really kill culture [1:38] How to set a clear expectation of success [3:55] The three P’s: questions…

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Ron Kaiser: Aging with Financial, Physical, Social and Intellectual Health

Dr. Ron Kaiser is a positive health psychologist and author. At age 81, he works as Director of Psychology in one of the world’s leading headache centers, and he is also the founder of Goal-Achieving Psychology. We discuss: How to achieve a remarkable lifestyle at the age of 81 [3:00] The expectations that prevent us…

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Devi Adea: Presence Prepares You for Profits

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Devi Adea is a “soul-full” speaker, author, coach, and conscious business strategist. She is the host of the top-ranked Spiritual Entrepreneur Podcast and creator of the popular Podcast on Purpose Online Academy. We discuss: What is a spiritual entrepreneur? [2:04] Mistakes people make when they want to do the right thing [4:23] A great intersection…

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Joshua Spodek: Taking Initiative in Business

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Joshua Spodek, wrote the bestselling book, Leadership Step by Step, hosts the award-winning Leadership and the Environment podcast, is a professor at NYU, and blogs daily at joshuaspodek.com. We discuss: Entrepreneurship as a way out [3:46] The main hurdles and the main support to make things happen [7:38] What skills are missing in today’s market…

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Carey Rome: Making Growth Plans Happen

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Carey is the CEO of Cypress Resources. He is a recovering CPA who somehow can manage both left and right brain activities. Admittedly, right brain activities are where Carey thrives. We discuss: What happens when one starts to do things that are outside of other people’s comfort zone [1:48] The burn in your gut that…

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Esther Weinberg: Dignity, Leadership and Personal Power in the Workplace

Esther Weinberg is the founder of MindLight Group. She and her team help mid to large media companies, their employees and their executive leadership teams to find and mentor dignity, leadership and personal power in the workplace. We discuss: The boundaries you need to stay positive and relevant [3:16] Things to break and things to…

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Sean McKay: Awareness Reputation and Conversion

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Sean McKay is the CEO of Site Hub, a Rochester company he started in his mom’s basement and turned it into a well-established web and marketing agency.  We discuss: The biggest plateau in Sean’s solopreneur career [1:47] Why charging more doesn’t scare people [3:15] What happens when you raise the cost of your service from…

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Mari Ryan: Creating a Thriving Workplace

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Mari Ryan is the CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness. She is an expert in workplace well-being and leverages over 30 years of business experience in various marketing, consulting and executive roles across a variety of different industries. We discuss: What a thriving workplace is [2:52] Differences in creating a thriving workplace at the macro and…

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Stand Out and Get Noticed: NAWBO NYC Small Business Bootcamp

In today’s special episode of Smashing The Plateau, we’re sharing some of the highlights of NAWBO NYC’s Small Business Bootcamp on how to make your business stand out and get noticed. We talk to an incredible group of women, and they reveal some of the event’s biggest takeaways.  The National Association of Women Business Owners…

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Melanie Benson: Revenue You Can Count On

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Melanie Benson is a Profit Amplifier, and has a gift for guiding fast-paced, mission-driven entrepreneurs to thrive financially in their work. Whether it’s achieving a bold goal or scaling the reach of your business, Melanie has a proven track record of accelerating results. We discuss: The key to generating sales and long-term profit you can…

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Natalie Nagele: Get Your Business to Work for You

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Natalie is the co-founder and CEO of Wildbit, the company behind Postmark, Beanstalk and Conveyor. We discuss: Two opposites which have built a “legal” business [1:35] Growth strategies: why small is more powerful [3:03] Core elements of how to take care of your core business relationships [8:45] How to become comfortable with saying “no” [10:13]…

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Robbie Samuels: Turn Relationships into Cash

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Robbie Samuels helps his clients shift their mindsets around relationship building so they discover new connections and business opportunities in the world around them and know how to act on them. We discuss: The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when it comes to networking [1:35] What strategy to use when planning to attend a conference or…

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Tom Morkes: Getting Noticed in a Sea of Digital Chaos

Tom Morkes is the founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing, host of In The Trenches, and author of The Art of Instigating. We discuss: Getting the best of the military and the creative worlds to open the doors to unexpected opportunities [1:28] What time has to do with creating a location independent lifestyle [7:16] How…

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