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

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

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

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

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

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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Tammy Gooler Loeb: Engaging in Fulfilling, Meaningful And Satisfying Work

In her 20 years as an executive career and executive coach, facilitator and speaker, Tammy Gooler Loeb has inspired people to engage in work that is fulfilling, meaningful and satisfying. We discuss: Why are transitions so difficult? [1:45] The biggest mistake people make when trying to change career direction [3:05] How to find the interim…

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NAWBO NYC’s Laura Allen: The Power of the 15-Second Pitch

In today’s special episode of Smashing The Plateau, we’re talking to one of the speakers from NAWBO NYC’s upcoming Small Business Bootcamp. Laura Allen is the founder of ThePitchGirl.com and 15-SecondPitch.com. She has 20+ years of experience in advertising, online marketing, and sales. We discuss: Why it’s so hard to explain who you are and…

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P. Brendon Lundberg: How to Create a Movement that Propels a Radical Business Idea

P. Brendon Lundberg, a previous chronic pain suffer, co-founded Radiant Pain Relief Centers, along with David Farley, MD, a Harvard-MIT trained physician, with a vision to build the safest, most consistently effective and appealing solution to the epidemic of chronic pain. We discuss: What combination of factors would support a pain sufferer to become a…

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Michael Levitt: How to Learn Boundaries in Your Work and Life

Michael Levitt is the CEO of Breakfast Leadership Inc. He is a public speaker and his book 369 Days: How To Survive A Year of Worst-Case Scenarios brings people back to life.  We discuss: 369 days of worst-case scenarios [1:25] Biggest mistakes people make when they face a downturn and techniques on how to avoid…

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Sarah Santacroce: Turn LinkedIn into a Sales Magnet

Sarah is an internationally recognized LinkedIn Specialist & Online Presence Mentor who has personally coached over 1,900 entrepreneurs. She helps them position themselves as experts on LinkedIn so they get clients with ease. We discuss: The biggest mistake that solopreneurs make when using LinkedIn [1:30] Three questions entrepreneurs should be answering in their LinkedIn headline…

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Michele Williams: Create a Real Profit in Your Business

Michele Williams is a certified Profit First professional who’s helping creative business owners focus on the financial health and profitability of their companies. We discuss: How a money management system can help you take profit first [1:23] How Michele stumbled and bumbled her way to financial sustainability in the long-term [4:20] A walk through the…

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Tom Ross: Creative Professionals Can Be Successful Entrepreneurs

Tom Ross is the CEO at DesignCuts.com, a community of 400,000 designers, regularly accessing the world’s greatest design tools and assets at an accessible price point. We discuss: A very good marriage of design and marketing [1:30] How to outperform competitors using the David Bowie method [2:19] The different ways in which DesignCuts helps creatives…

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Chris Badgett: Your Expertise Can Solve Your Prospects’ Problems with a Learning System

Chris Badgett is the CEO of LifterLMS and is known as “the online course guy.”  We discuss: How to become a WordPress agency owner without having a background in technology [1:30] What problem LifterLMS solves and how they grow their freemium business model [4:02] Why it is crucial to not cripple the free version of…

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Paul Jarvis: Achieving Business Success By Not Growing

Paul Jarvis is the author of Company of One.  He is a writer, designer, podcaster, online course teacher and software creator on the internet. We discuss: A revolutionary philosophy on setting revenue targets [1:00] How to know when it’s time to optimize for enough [4:52] The value of staying small in business [9:10] A three-step…

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Abdo Riani: How Experts Can Help You Launch Your Business Idea

Abdo Riani is the founder of StartupCircle.co where aspiring and rising entrepreneurs can connect with and learn from successful founders over daily live Q&A sessions. He also mentors and guides entrepreneurs to first paying customers and beyond. We discuss: Why it is important for entrepreneurs to connect with peers and how to do it effectively…

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Jason Linett: How a Hypnotist Can Help You Grow Your Business

Can a hypnotist really help you grow your business? Jason Linett has hypnotized more than 250,000 people. He used the principles of rapport and modeling to track what top business performers and professional athletes do differently to build his own million-dollar brand. We discuss: What you need to make a drastic career shift and go…

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Ronnie Tsunami: Using Learning Solutions to Increase Your Revenue

Ronnie Tsunami is a learning solution architect who speaks around the world helping organizations and entrepreneurs to build, launch and market new products and services. We discuss: What the connection between learning and success is [2:00] Which industries would benefit from the Six Pillars of Support [3:50] The advantages of having a training program [8:58]…

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Caring Leads to Recurring Revenue Featuring Matt Ward

Matt Ward is the founder of Breakthrough Champion. In 2002 Matt started a website agency, inConcert Web Solutions, which he, in turn, sold in 2018, so that he could focus on helping businesses get more word of mouth referrals! We discuss: Why small businesses struggle to grow their referral network and receive word of mouth…

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Turning Apathy into Action Featuring Tom Krieglstein

Tom Krieglstein is the founder of Swift Kick. For the past 15 years, he has trained over 500,000 leaders on how to build a Culture of Connection within their team and organization. We discuss: Why a culture of connection is what really makes or breaks one’s experience and performance [3:04] The questions an employee should…

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Raise Your Game Featuring Alan Stein Jr.

Alan Stein, Jr. is a coach, speaker and author with an expertise in improving organizational performance, cohesion and accountability.  We discuss: Why to shift from someone who does the talking to someone who is an active listener [1:34] The blessing of realizing that not every single human on the planet is a fit for Home…

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How Creative Professionals Can Get Paid Well Featuring Marina Barayeva

Marina Barayeva is an international portrait photographer based in Beijing, China. She is also a host of the popular podcast Marketing for Creatives where she brings the experts and other creatives to share their experience in business and marketing.  We discuss: Why being great at what you do is not enough to become an influencer…

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How to Think Big and Price Big Featuring Nadia Finer

Nadia Finer is an international speaker, business coach and author of Little Me Big Business. We discuss: Going from big to small to help small become big [1:36] How to push through the fear and hit the courage button to create a thriving business [3:27] What happens when you own who you are and stop…

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