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From Founder To CEO
30 minutes | 6 days ago
When Co-Founders Part Ways: What Dan Learned About Himself
Dan is one of those guys that you immediately like. He is a former lacrosse players who just wants to help other lacrosse players. He explains why his company has been so successful and why he and his Co-Founder parted ways Co-Founder relationships are tricky. Dan speaks to this issue with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
40 minutes | 11 days ago
BONUS: Zac Mason - The 4 Limiting Belief/Myths Of Founder Fitness
Check out Zac's website: https://topmencoach.com/ Top Men Method Zac shares the 4 Limiting Beliefs/Myths that hold Founders back from achieving fitness while they scale.
39 minutes | 13 days ago
The Consequences Of Hiring People Just Like You
About a year ago I started paying attention to some of the new approaches to lead generation many Founder were using. They include quizes, calculators, assessments, polls, and chatbots. Want to get to know one of the Founders who has made these lead generation tools easily accessible to us? Yes? Then, listen to this episode of the podcast. Randy, his co-founder, and his growing team are experts on interactive content. And, because his company is growing so fast, Randy has had to hire lots of people. The problem? Initially, he wasn't very good at it. Randy explains what he learned about hiring AND about himself in this candid interview.
55 minutes | 20 days ago
The Founder of The Factual Discovered He Wasn't A Good Product Manager
I have always been passionate about great reporting and quality journalism. I started out as a paper delivery boy and later a journalist for a short time period. I guess that is one of the reasons Arjun and I really hit it off. He started as a paper delivery boy as well. Today, he is tackling a mighty endeavor...finding a way to increase the amount of credible news we consume. It's a big mission...driven by a Founder who also embraces self-awareness. Listen as Arjun explains his journey of discovery: "It was humiliating and embarrassing, I realized I wasn't a good product manager."
27 minutes | 24 days ago
Being A Couple & Co-Founders: How to make this unique relationship work
Register For Their Couples Academy Event On Dec 1: https://justownit.co/the-couples-academy/ Justin and Alyse's website: https://justownit.co/ Justin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-roethlingshoefer-7252a766/ Alyse on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyse-gaulin-a7128211/
34 minutes | 25 days ago
Former NAVY SEAL, Errol Doebler: Great leaders foster psychological safety
This is one former Navy Seal you are going to want to listen two...twice...and read his book too: "The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership" Errol's Book: https://leader193.com/the-process-art-and-science-of-leadership/ Errol's Website: https://leader193.com/ Errol on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/errol-doebler/
31 minutes | a month ago
The tension between our aspirations and the realities of entrepreneurship
I think you may want to listen to this interview...twice. Shawn is incredible. He is one of the deepest thinking Founders I think I may have interviewed in 5 years. Why? He discusses something that many of us Founders struggle with...the tension between reaching the aspirational elements of entrepreneurship and the realities of the moment.
28 minutes | a month ago
65,000 Barbers Use His App, But This One Thing Is Hard For Him To Give Up
The relationship between the barber and the barber's client is very important. No one understands that more than Obi and his co-founder. They started "The Cut" in 2016 and have seen incredible growth. That growth has come with the need to grow as a leader. For Obi, delegating certain things has been a challenge. Listen as he describes what has been the hardest thing for him to give up as he transitions from Founder to CEO.
39 minutes | a month ago
Founder of Beachbody talks about building an "off ramp"
If you are looking for an example of a hardworking Founder & CEO, look no further than Carl Daikeler. Carl has been leading his company for 21 years and has the failures and success...more of them...to show for it. In this interview, Carl details what makes Beachbody unique, how he and his team successfully navigated Covid-19...and a surprisingly revealing admission about him and the future of the company. You'll want to listen to this to the very end.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Dunkin' Donuts CEO Shares The Story When Hubris Got The Better Of Him
I grew up in Connecticut and LOVED when we were able to get Dunkin Donuts' Munchkins® Donut Hole Treats. So, many years later having the opportunity to interview Robert Rosenberg, the CEO of Dunkin Donuts for over 30 years, THAT was a REAL treat. Bob and spoke about his new book, "Around the Corner to Around the World: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin Donuts." I really enjoyed his book because Bob is quite candid and vulnerable about not only the successes but ALSO his personal mistakes and failings. What got in his way, early on? Hubris. Bob talks at length about how hubris temporarily impacted him AND the company...and how he recovered from it. Let Bob and I know what you think of his book.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Kara Goldin: The Legendary Founder Of Hint Water On Her Biggest Challenge As A Leader
15 years ago, Kara and her husband, Theo, set on on a grand adventure. With no experience in the beverage industry, they wanted to create a beverage drink with only one thing in it, fruit...nothing else. That proved harder than you might think. She chronicles the ups and downs of Hint Water in her new book, Undaunted. Kara and I had an in depth conversation about the business, the book, her family, and her biggest challenge moving from Founder to CEO.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Even THIS Founder Doesn't Get Hiring Right ALL The Time
If you aren't using a valid and reliable pre-employment assessment to augment your hiring efforts, then you may be missing an opportunity. Josh explains why and also talks about his own mistakes with hiring.
1 minutes | 2 months ago
Think ALL Investor Money Is Good Money? Think Again. Johanan Explains Why
Johanan has created a win-win-win with Algas Organics. He takes nuisance seaweed that washes up on the beaches of his island country, turns it into fertilizer for farmers, and employees a growing number of fellow citizens in the endeavor. I think you’ll be amazed at what he and his team have accomplished in a relatively short time period. And, a bad situation with an “intermediary” turned into great wisdom for him and for you.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
The LinkedIn Ads Guru On Switching Focus To The Team
AJ will impress you will his LinkedIn Ads knowledge, his dedication to his craft, and his work ethic. But, I think you'll also be impressed by AJ's candid and transparent story about becoming the leader of his company.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Selling to Carvana And Now Working On Auto Loans: Can Cause Stress
Nick and his fellow Founders had a big exit with Carvana. Yes, that Carvana. Now hey are tackling the car load market with a great deal of experience from their previous company. Nick gets real about stress and hitting the wall. He shares what he does and we discuss what you can do when you experience Founder stress.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Twice The Struggle - How She Succeeds & Overcomes Racism As An African-American Founder
This was a hard conversation to have. I'm grateful to Rachel for trusting her story with me. All our entrepreneurial journeys have struggles that help transform us. Rachel and others like her, sometimes have an additional struggle. I left this conversation more informed and greatly inspired. I hope you are too.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
BONUS: Queen City Angels: 4 Mistakes Founders Make Pitching Angel Investors
Queen City Angels Entrepreneur Boot Camp September 22-23, 2020: Sign up HERE Scott Scott Jacobs, Executive Director of QCA, Shares 4 Mistakes Founders Make Pitching Angel Investors
26 minutes | 3 months ago
MarTech Founder shares some unique insights about who should attend "feature" meetings
Sponsored By: www.arrestfounderstress.com Meetings are are an interesting topic. When you combine that with SaaS "feature" talk, you can burn through a lot of time. Jeroen and his team have created a great platform to help you sell more and input data less. While doing so, he has become even more savvy about how to best bring his team together, who needs to be at certain meetings, and who needs to focus on the growing work of his SaaS platform without being at meetings.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Data Science & Bras: Heidi Zak innovates AND gets commitment on tough decisions
Sponsored By: Arrest Founder Stress Data science and bras? An unlikely combination? Not if you are a former Google employee and MIT grad. Heidi and her team have systematically taken on an industry that saw very little innovation and along the way helped millions of women find better comfort and and confidence. Of course, as any listener of this show knows, success comes with lots of opportunities for growth. Heidi explains what happened when her Creative Director went on the ABC TV show Good Morning America (GMA), while she was in labor with her first child, and their system crashed. From that experience Heidi explains what she learned about her leadership style and how to bring team members along when you need to make a tough decision. Thanks for being so candid, Heidi. We all benefit from you transparency.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
Ben Chestnut on receiving and acting on personally critiquing feedback
Sponsored By: Arrest Founder Stress Millions of entrepreneurs know about Mailchimp, because Mailchimp made millionaires of entrepreneurs known. What started as an email marketing platform for small businesses has grown to a full-fledged marketing platform made for growing businesses. And, at the helm for 20 years with his Co-Founder Dan Kurzius, is Ben Chestnut. Ben and I had a very candid conversation about his journey from Co-founder to CEO. He shares a story about a very critical moment in the company's history. A relatively new employee bravely gave him feedback that would be hard for many of us to swallow. Please let Ben and I know what you think about this interview. He is a rare leader who candidly shares such vulnerable information.
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