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53 minutes | 2 days ago
Brian Jones, How to Successfully Lead and Manage a Virtual Team - InnovaBuzz 389
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Brian Jones, who is the Founder and CEO of VA Platinum, a team of Virtual Staff Experts. Brian's expertise is in helping business owners spend less time IN their business and more time ON their business using the one thing that really works: virtual assistants. VA Platinum is a virtual staffing company based in the Philippines. The thing that really sets them apart is systems. They have over 200 systems to ensure business owners get the best out of their virtual assistants. In our discussion, Brian talked to me about: What makes a good system and who should document them How to create and sustain a good, healthy, supportive culture in a remote team Connecting projects and tasks to business and personal values and your Why. Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58 minutes | 4 days ago
Anna Addoms, How to Achieve Your Business Goals by Building the Right Team - Innovabuzz 388
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Anna Addoms of Wicked Marvelous. Anna has fifteen years of start-up operations, technology, and marketing experience in mobile, luxury, and advertising sectors. She has served as the Director of Marketing and Partner Relations and managed a client portfolio with an average $20M per year budget. Anna was most recently the Vice President, Marketing & Operations for eMind Science Corp, a health-tech platform focused on the intersection of mobile technology and mental health. She founded Wicked Marvelous in 2012 to help small companies, start-ups, and entrepreneurs get their brand, platforms, and messaging out to their audiences and jumpstart growth. In our discussion, Anna talked to me about: Why it's critical to have a good onboarding process for your team Reducing overwhelm to focus on your genius zone The importance of being your authentic self and enjoying the process of working towards your goals Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | 7 days ago
Sheldon Shaw, Playwright Tips to Amplify Your Creativity - InnovaBuzz 387
Sheldon Shaw, a playwright, screenwriter, and actor. Sheldon has performed on stage and screen for over 20 years. For the last nine years, his primary passion has been writing. Sheldon's plays include CNTL+ALT(RIGHT)DEL, "Jailbird", "Baby Starbucks", "Billy. Shelly. Ally.", and "Glen." He is a multiple award winner for his plays and was recently listed in Time Out magazine as a Black playwright you need to know. He has studied theater, acting, and playwriting, and also has a BA from Temple University, majoring In Human Resource Administration and Risk Management and Insurance. In our discussion, Sheldon talked to me about: How observation and an interest in people is key to his creative process Understanding and accepting your conditioning and realising that your ideas are important Being confident in your ideas and knowledge, while at the same time open to feedback Listen to the podcast to find out more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | 9 days ago
Gillian Bellinger, How to Utilise Improv for Collaboration and Creativity - InnovaBuzz 386
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Gillian Bellinger, who has been a corporate improv trainer for 15 years. She helps companies provide support to their employees through interpersonal communication skills, public speaking, and leadership development. She has taught workshops for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Amgen, Kaiser Permenente, Westfield Corporate, Cartoon Network, TBS, Luther College, Mt. Aloysius College, Macy's, State Farm, AT Kearney, National Business Travelers’ Association, Edmonds.com, and Gilda’s Club to name a few Gillian has presented as a speaker at the National Association of Campus Activities and the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. She currently trains for five different companies Westside Corporate Creativity, Business Improvisations®, and Mind Gym, Hemsley Fraser, and H2F Bookings, and is in the process of becoming a board-certified Professional Certified Coach. In our discussion, Gillian talked to me about: Why we should create space to be open to possibilities which is critical to innovation The power of self-reflection to adapt to and lead change Lessons from Improv to business and life Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
64 minutes | 11 days ago
Mai-kee Tsang, How to Gain Sustainable Visibility - InnovaBuzz 385
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Mai-kee Tsang, who is a Podcast Guesting Strategist & THE Sustainable Visibility™ Mentor. Mai-Kee helps introverted and purpose-driven rising leaders who want to become sustainably visible in order to expand their reach, grow their business on their terms, and make a deeper impact in the world. She helps her clients be seen for who they truly are, discover their unique offers - all by never forcing them to show up in a way that feels off and out of integrity. In our discussion, Mai-Kee talked to me about: How to create a safe space for people to share ideas and be visible Being seen for who you really are A highly effective way to pitch as a guest to a podcast host Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63 minutes | 14 days ago
Nir Bashan, How to Harness the Power of Creativity - InnovaBuzz 384
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Nir Bashan, a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, improve customer service and ultimately create more meaning in their work. Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity. His book, The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability, was released in 2020. In our discussion, Nir talked to me about: The How of Creativity and that everyone is born with unique creativity Why we should talk more about our failures The relationship between empathy and creativity and how they work together to build deep relationships and communication Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
71 minutes | 16 days ago
Mark Divine, How to Achieve Peak Performance in Business and in Life - InnovaBuzz 383
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Mark Divine. Mark is the founder and leader of several highly successful enterprises including SEALFIT (Physical and mental training), Unbeatable Mind, LLC (Executive Mastery Development), NavySEALs.com, and USCrossFit. He also co-founded the Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, CA. Mark is an expert in human performance as it is displayed in mental toughness, leadership, and physical readiness. His work is based on an integral warrior-leader model that he developed and tested on over a thousand special operations candidates worldwide. The integrated training, which involves physical, mental, emotional, intuitional, and spiritual training, has resulted in over a 90% success rate for the Spec Ops candidates. It is now taught to executives and corporate teams, tops sports teams, top athletes, professionals, first responders, and warriors from all walks of life. Mark's other professional experience includes 20 years as a Navy SEAL officer, retiring as a Commander in 2011. Also 4 years as a CPA with PriceWaterhouseCoopers prior to his joining the Navy. He served as Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the University of San Diego and has authored four books: "The Way of the SEAL”, "8 Weeks to SEALFIT", "Kokoro Yoga", "Unbeatable Mind" and the "SEALFIT Training Guide." In our discussion, Mark talked to me about: How we can call up peak performance as an "on-demand" state Being radically service and mission-focused Building relationships with transformation rather than transaction Listen to the podcasts to get the full scoop. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58 minutes | 18 days ago
Janine Kelbach, How to Dominate Your Niche and Grow Your Business - InnovaBuzz 382
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Janine Kelbach. Janine is a wife, mom of two boys (and two Great Danes!), and author of the book, Entreprenurse: 30+ Nurses Turn into Business Owners and Share Their Secrets to Success. Janine has been a freelance health content writer since 2013 and is the CEO of Write RN. She also hosts The Savvy Scribe Podcast – a podcast for healthcare professionals who want to build a profitable writing business. Lastly, her team of RN (registered nurse) writers help healthcare companies with their content and social media needs. In our discussion, Janine talked to me about: The importance of niching down to a narrow area How she scaled her business by incorporating training Building an agency through partnerships and community Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
75 minutes | 21 days ago
Scott Mason, The Power of Connecting to Your Deeper Purpose - InnovaBuzz 381
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Scott Mason, a lawyer turned entrepreneur, motivational keynote speaker, and business owner. Scott is a man on a mission to do three things for his business clients - grow, scale and sustain. As a keynote and motivational speaker, Scott focuses on resilience, personal transformation, and social ethics, as well as leadership and the entrepreneurial mindset. He also provides consulting services regarding operations, strategy, business development, and scaling, to small businesses, as well as leadership mentoring. In our discussion, Scott talked to me about: Connecting to your deeper purpose as the goal of your journey Being compelled to service as the vehicle of that purpose Why entrepreneurial and sales/marketing motivation is more than a personal or business issue: it is an existential, moral imperative. Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58 minutes | 23 days ago
Steve Weinstein, How to Build a Mission-Driven Company - InnovaBuzz 380
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Steve Weinstein. With a background that spans technology, product development, and entertainment, Steve Weinstein is an innovation expert, entrepreneur, and educator who enjoys building products or teaching others how to build companies using Lean Startup techniques. Steve is Senior VP of Strategy at BMNT Inc, helping to create pipelines of innovation that companies, government agencies, and other large organizations can use to stay competitive. A former C-level executive at a number of startups, he teaches entrepreneurship classes, including Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad course, as well as Hacking for Defense and its sister courses, Hacking for Social Impact and Hacking for Oceans, at multiple major universities including U.C. Berkeley and Stanford. Before joining BMNT, Steve was founder and CEO of Motion Picture Laboratories, the Silicon Valley-based R&D center funded directly by the six Hollywood major studios. He was CTO of Deluxe Entertainment; guided the transition from physical technologies to e-commerce at Rovi Corporation; and at Vicinity, a mapping company acquired by Microsoft in 2002. He was also a founding executive and Chief Strategist and Technologist at Liberate Technologies, an interactive television software company. In our discussion, Steve talked to me about: Creating value beyond the dollars in profit The impact of consumer perception on brands What a mission-driven organisation is and how they behave Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67 minutes | 25 days ago
Jason Bradshaw, Customer and Employee Experience - The Key to Business Growth - InnovaBuzz 379
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Jason Bradshaw. With experience in everything from telecommunications to government, media and automotive Jason has the depth and breadth of experience to inspire, engage and deliver business growth results as a global thought leader on Customer & Employee Experience. At 14 years old, Jason Bradshaw started his own telecommunications and hardware distribution business. It was there he began a lifelong passion for customer experience – even if he didn’t exactly know what it was called at the time. It didn’t matter, because this first foray into entrepreneurship gave him a taste of how to offer customers an experience, not just a product. In 2018, Jason released his first book, “It's All About CEX! The Essential Guide to Customer & Employee Experience”, and it became an Amazon Best Selling Book in 5 Categories and 2 countries. Since that humble start, Jason has transformed the way people interact with organisations across a litany of sectors. He is currently Director of Customer Experience at Volkswagen Group Australia. In our discussion, Jason talked to me about: The 3 lenses of human connection The importance of active listening and listening across industries The experience promises of Volkswagen Australia - Make It Simple; Make It Happen; Make It Personal. Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58 minutes | a month ago
David Kidder, How to Unlock New Growth and Start the Next Thing - InnovaBuzz 378
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, David Kidder, who is an entrepreneur and an angel investor in over 40 companies. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Bionic, a company that unlocks new growth for the world's most competitive enterprises by leveraging the mindsets and methodologies of venture capital and entrepreneurship. Previously, he served as the co-founder and CEO of Clickable and co-founded SmartRay Network. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, David received Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008. He is the creator and co-author of the New York Times bestselling series The Intellectual Devotional and The Startup Playbook. His latest book, New To Big, was published in April 2019. In our discussion, David talked to me about: Knowing your proprietary gifts and the need you care most about Moving from a focus on Total Addressable Market Place to Total Addressable Problem An obsessive focus on caring for your customers and the solution to their problems Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | a month ago
David Chislett, Unleash Your Inherent Creativity - InnovaBuzz 377
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, David Chislett, a creative at large. Parallel to a career as a journalist and publicist, he has played bass in a long line of bands, published short stories and non-fiction and poetry, and made documentary films. As a result, he has appeared on stage over the years as a bass player, an actor, radio and TV journalist, keynote speaker, MC, interview host, workshop facilitator, and trainer. He offers keynotes, training, and coaching to professionals and entrepreneurs needing to find staying power and angles in a fast-changing world. David believes that everyone is inherently creative but that not everyone has honed the right tools to make it useful to themselves. “Creativity is more like breathing than people think and at this point in our history as a race, we need it more than ever to survive the place we’re in.” In our discussion, David talked to me about: How to be always consciously present and observing without judgement Creativity being a capacity, not a talent! Exercising the capacity is what's important. His Bend - Blend - Break mantra of creativity Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | a month ago
Danny May, Breaking Down the Global Language Barrier - InnovaBuzz 376
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Danny May. Danny is a global AI tech entrepreneur and industry speaker who founded Lingmo, a digital AI-Powered translation software provider with no IT or AI background. His idea to develop a real-time language translation solution, to break down the global language barrier, came about after an embarrassing situation in China when his passport was stolen and he had no way of communicating with the local people. With no formal training in the technology space, Danny has a deep understanding of AI and Speech Recognition technology in the translation sector and the benefits it brings not only to products but also to the people using the technology. This has led him to develop relationships with many corporate multinationals and take the lead in mentoring them on how they can improve their business communications as well as guide them into incorporating AI into their internal systems. With an impressive portfolio presenting keynotes, sitting on panels and giving talks around the world, Danny’s easy-going and approachable manner gives him the natural ability to share his expertise. His intuitive mindset seeks to make the impossible possible and inspires many young people to follow their dreams. His engaging presentations make it easy for people to relate to him as he demonstrates how to push the boundaries in the startup world. In our discussion, Danny talked to me about: How he overcame the challenges faced when changing industries His passion for improving business communications across language and geography barriers Why you should be comfortable being uncomfortable Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | a month ago
Brooke Sellas, How to Use Social Media to Create Amazing Customer Experiences - InnovaBuzz 375
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Brooke Sellas, the CEO & Founder of B Squared Media, an award-winning done-for-you social media management, advertising, and customer care agency. She’s also the co-host of the top-rated Marketing Companion podcast with marketing legend Mark Schaefer. Brooke’s marketing mantra is “Think Conversation, Not Campaign”, so be sure to give her a shout on social media! Her company B Squared Media is a boutique digital marketing agency specializing in “done-for-you” social media, advertising, and social-first customer care management with a focus on results. Her clients range from small to enterprise-sized brands. In our discussion, Brooke talked to me about: Tapping into customer conversations already happening with social listening Shifting your focus from vanity metrics to return on conversation Her philosophy of "think conversation, not campaign" and how that will drive results Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The Podcasts The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | a month ago
Tendayi Viki, How to Transform Your Business to Innovate for the Future - InnovaBuzz 374
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Tendayi Viki, who is an author and corporate innovation expert. He's also an associate Partner at Strategyzer, helping companies innovate for the future while managing their core business. In our discussion, Tendayi talked to me about: Why innovation project portfolio success is a better measure than individual success The three types of innovation projects to include in a balanced portfolio That there is no innovation without relationships Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58 minutes | a month ago
Brenden Kumarasamy, How to Master the Art of Public Speaking - InnovaBuzz 373
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Brenden Kumarasamy, the founder of MasterTalk, a YouTube channel he started to help the world master the art of public speaking and communication. He coaches purpose-driven entrepreneurs on how to master their message and share their ideas with the world. In our discussion, Brenden talked to me about: Why you need to have one specific presentation topic and rehearse/practice that at least 300 times Why a good presentation is like a jigsaw puzzle How asking powerful questions can give you deep insights about others, and most importantly, about yourself Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
66 minutes | a month ago
Mike Moll, How to Turn Your Skillset into a Sustainable Business - InnovaBuzz 372
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Mike Moll of Market Me Consulting. He is a strategy and marketing consultant who helps executives and entrepreneurs turn their skillset into a sustainable consulting business. Mike is also the host of the Market Me podcast, a strategy podcast that covers marketing, content strategy, and business development. In our discussion, Mike talked to me about: Solving problems that people have right now The importance of good systems and processes The use of videos to build a personal connection and differentiate yourself Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The Podcasts https://vurbl.com/station/1UZOTg89uiQ/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | a month ago
Jackson Millan, How to Build a Business That Serves Your Lifestyle - InnovaBuzz 371
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Jackson Millan, also known as The Wealth Mentor, who is an award-winning entrepreneur and wealth coach. He is the author of the international best-selling book "Enjoy The Journey: Creating Wealth & Living The Life You Desire", which has been featured on bestseller lists in 8 countries across 15 categories. Jackson has spent the last 12 years dominating the wealth and business strategy space having worked with over 1,000 clients to help them build over $1.2b in combined wealth. He has personally scaled multiple 7-figure businesses and has helped many of his clients do the same. In our discussion, Jackson talked to me about: Why it is important to focus on the outcomes you achieve rather than what you do How to productize your services Meeting your customers where they are now Listen to the podcast to find out more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58 minutes | a month ago
Lee Uehara, How to Stage a Successful Virtual Event - InnovaBuzz 370
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Lee Uehara, a former teacher and reporter, turned podcaster. Lee is the co-founder of Podthon, a virtual conference for podcasters, and the co-founder of the Asian American Podcasters Association. She also runs four podcasts herself and produces others for clients. In our discussion, Lee talked to me about: The keys to staging a successful online event Keeping your vision in focus and taking action towards that vision An interesting anecdote about a fly (think Mike Pence) and the lesson from that anecdote Listen to the podcast to learn more. Show Notes and Blog The PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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