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49 minutes | 2 days ago
[Top Agency Series] How to Create a Smooth Onboarding for Your Company with Gray MacKenzie of ZenPilot
Gray MacKenzie is the CEO of ZenPilot, an agency training business that gives digital agency teams the structure they need to grow quickly and sustainably. They've helped over 1,600 agencies over the past 10 years. ZenPilot enables agency transformations from chaos to clarity through a combination of hands-on consulting, analysis, community, training, pre-built assets, templates, and processes. They serve to accelerate and de-risk your agency’s journey towards growth. Gray is also the Founder of GuavaBox, a company that helps B2B tech and SaaS companies build a better growth strategy by applying a proven process to the four pillars of growth: positioning, lead generation, sales, and pricing. In this episode… Your kickoff call can either create an efficient onboarding process or set off alarm bells in a client’s mind. One of the biggest onboarding mistakes your agency can make is mismanaging the kickoff call. How so? A common misstep is forgetting to restate expectations or misrepresenting them. You can misrepresent expectations when your sales promise does not align with the deliverables you state during your kickoff call. Such misalignment of expectations is one of the many onboarding roadblocks. What are the other onboarding frictions, and how do you smoothen them out? Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Gray MacKenzie, Founder of ZenPilot. They talk about productivity tools for agencies, how to create a smooth onboarding process, and how ZenPilot is helping agencies grow. Stay tuned to catch all the insights.
29 minutes | 7 days ago
[Top Agency Series] Podcasting & LinkedIn: Two Powerful Tools for Creating Content with John Corcoran and Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25
John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author, and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and has run his boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs. John has been the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012. He has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo. John is also the co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners and generates ROI through their done-for-you podcast service. In this episode… Podcasting and LinkedIn are two powerful tools that can work collaboratively to expand your network and generate quality leads. However, many people are too passive about LinkedIn, and they have shabby profiles that diminish their credibility. So, how can you level up your LinkedIn profile and enrich your network? John Corcoran joins Dr. Jeremy Weisz to discuss everything you need to know about optimizing your LinkedIn profile. According to John and Jeremy, a strong profile is vital to building connections and generating leads. The key to improvement? Have a clear message, a thorough profile, and a plan for outreach. If you’re serious about attracting more qualified leads to your business, tune in to this LinkedIn Live episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast. Listen to Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran, Co-founders of Rise25, as they walk you through the power and process of using LinkedIn to grow your network and business. They share the best tips on profile management, content sharing, outreach, and more! Stay tuned.
45 minutes | 9 days ago
[Top Agency Series] How to Build a Better Agency with Drew McLellan of Agency Management Institute (AMI)
Drew McLellan is a marketing veteran. He has worked in advertising for over 25 years and started his agency, McLellan Marketing Group, in 1995. He also owns and runs the Agency Management Institute (AMI), a consultancy that’s been helping agency owners grow since the early ‘90s. Before Drew acquired AMI, his agency was a member of the organization for years. Drew’s first book, 99.3 Random Acts of Marketing, was published in 2003, and his most recent book, Sell with Authority: Own and Monetize Your Agency's Authority Position, came out in March of 2020. He has been interviewed and quoted by multiple news sources and magazines, including Entrepreneur Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, and Businessweek. Drew is also the host of the Build a Better Agency podcast. In this episode… Are you an independent agency owner who's taking great care of your clients but can't figure out why you're not making more money? Drew McLellan of Agency Management Institute (AMI) has some ideas that will help you out. If you want to become a highly sought-after agency, Drew recommends differentiating your brand. A part of that process involves finding your niche without necessarily missing out on the other markets you serve well. So how do you do both effectively? Catch all the details of building a better agency on this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz and Drew McLellan of Agency Management Institute (AMI). Drew explains how agency marketing has evolved since the ‘90s and what's working today. Drew also shares his criteria for finding your niche, his framework for getting more money from your existing clients, and his advice for agency owners who want to avoid making costly mistakes. Stay tuned!
47 minutes | 14 days ago
Realizing Your Potential through Contraction and Expansion with Victoria Song
Victoria Song is a one-of-a-kind figure in the world of business. She currently works as an executive coach, leadership advisor, and public speaker. She got her start in venture capital, where her investment turned $1 million into a $40 million return. Her ongoing success earned her a place on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. Victoria’s passion is to see entrepreneurs’ personal and professional lives flourish with her singular approach to coaching. Her new book, Bending Reality: How to Make the Impossible Probable, details her advice and strategies for realizing your potential — it’s set to release on August 24th of 2021. In this episode… In the eyes of Victoria Song, much of life can be broken down into two states: contraction and expansion. Contraction involves feelings of fear, stress, and vulnerability. In this state, our potential is limited and creativity is stifled. This is the state that many entrepreneurs live in without even realizing it. On the other hand, expansion is the mindset of possibility and growth. It’s the process of focusing on your values and mission to achieve things that felt impossible before. This is where entrepreneurs do their best work and can leverage their confidence into results. The question then becomes, “How do I transition from contraction to expansion?” On this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Victoria Song, executive coach and leadership advisor, to hear her unique perspective on business and life. She explains her theory of contraction and expansion and how that impacts every aspect of our lives. Victoria also goes into her personal story, the thought process behind a profitable investment, and how she transformed her career into her personal brand. Stay tuned to learn all of this and more!
56 minutes | 16 days ago
[Top Agency Series] Getting the Most out of Email and SMS with Dean Dutro of Worth eCommerce
Dean Dutro is an email marketing expert and the Co-founder of Worth eCommerce. His business seeks to lower marketing costs by maximizing ROI from email and SMS outreach. He also founded Email Growth Training, which features his own curriculum on e-commerce growth through strategic email systems. In addition, Dean serves as the host of the Relationship Commerce Podcast, where he interviews top e-commerce entrepreneurs to learn about their stories and strategies. His goal across all of his ventures is to see other e-commerce platforms grow and succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. In this episode… The true catalyst for any successful business is proper marketing. For e-commerce businesses, it can be even more difficult to secure a good ROI. Often, it feels like all of your marketing budget is going to waste. While there is no magic bullet solution, there’s also no need to be stuck relying on social media advertisements alone. Dean Dutro found his success by implementing sophisticated email marketing systems. Now, with his company Worth eCommerce, he helps other businesses use email marketing to achieve better results at a lower cost. Dean also teaches e-commerce businesses how to utilize email to its fullest potential in his Email Growth Training courses. Dean Dutro, Co-founder of Worth eCommerce, discusses email marketing with Dr. Jeremy Weisz on this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast. Together, they break down the best e-commerce tools to use, ways to implement SMS marketing, and how he nurtures relationships with his VIP clients. They also find time to talk about building a healthy work environment and the books they’ve been reading. If you want to spend less on marketing and still get that ROI, you won’t want to miss this episode.
49 minutes | 21 days ago
Building a Self-Help Publishing Empire with Reid Tracy of Hay House
Reid Tracy is the President and CEO of Hay House, a self-help publishing company dedicated to supporting positive change through their books, events, online courses, and more. Starting as a CFO over 30 years ago, Reid joined Hay House and became instrumental in the careers of authors such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Esther and Jerry Hicks. As the company grew, he helped establish home offices in New York, London, Sydney, and New Delhi. Under Reid’s time as CEO, Hay House has become one of the leading self-empowerment publishing companies with their books available in more than 35 countries. In addition to his work within publishing, Reid also serves as the President of the Hay Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower women, children, and animals. In this episode… There is seemingly no end to the number of self-help books on the market. Finding books that actually empower or encourage can feel impossible. However, there are publishing companies that carefully curate their selection to make that process a little easier. That’s where Hay House comes in. For Reid Tracy, working with insightful authors is his passion. He has worked at Hay House since 1988 and has managed to build it into one of the most influential self-empowerment publishing companies in the world. Recently, Hay House started its own business imprint, simply named Hay House Business. By venturing into the business world, Hay House’s books are now aimed to help readers in both their personal and professional lives. On this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz takes the time to interview Reid Tracy, CEO and President of Hay House, to find out more about Reid’s long-standing career in publishing. Reid talks about authors that he has worked with, his strategies for promoting books, and some of the other ventures that Hay House is working on. Plus, Reid discloses what he looks for in new manuscripts. Stay tuned!
53 minutes | 23 days ago
Synchronicity and Serendipity in Business with Eric Turnnessen of MemberMouse
Eric Turnnessen is the Founder and CEO of MemberMouse: a software company that pioneered a WordPress plugin for managing memberships. Previously, Eric had a longstanding career as a Strategic Applications Consultant for large brands, such as Walmart, British Airways, and Sony. In creating MemberMouse, he combined that experience with his software knowledge to help thousands of companies run better membership sites. Outside of MemberMouse, Eric has a passion for tea and meditation that inspired him to start an online course called Learn Gong Fu Tea. In the course, Eric teaches the benefits of tea and the ceremony of properly brewing and serving tea in the gong fu style. Moreover, Eric is also a musical composer and the host of The MemberMouse Podcast. In this episode… As your business grows busier, it can be all too easy to get absorbed in your career and forget about everything else. Daily demands and stress leave little time for reflection and growth. This can easily turn into burnout or the feeling of being lost. But this cycle doesn’t have to be the only way. Eric Turnnessen, Founder of the software company MemberMouse, has taken many paths throughout his career. His experiences with mediation, risk-taking, and rethinking his process have led to great success in his personal life and business. Now, he hopes to share his lessons with others. On this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Eric Turnnessen, Founder and CEO of MemberMouse, talks with Dr. Jeremy Weisz about the personal journey of his career. Together, they discuss synchronicity, meditation, and knowing how to step away. Plus, Eric shares how MemberMouse works, where he developed a passion for brewing tea in the gong fu style, and what he learned from moving all around the country. Stay tuned for all of this and more!
46 minutes | a month ago
[Israel Business Series] Scaling Your E-Commerce Business with Yoni Kozminski of MultiplyMii
Yoni Kozminski is the Founder and CEO of both MultiplyMii and Escala. MultiplyMii specializes in affordable offshore staffing solutions and HR outsourcing for e-commerce businesses. On the other hand, Escala offers consulting services for e-commerce companies and Amazon sellers who want to scale their businesses. Both companies provide different solutions aimed at taking e-commerce and Amazon businesses to the next level. In addition to being a scaling expert and an entrepreneur, Yoni also hosts the podcast Successful Scales, where he interviews leaders on what it takes to build successful businesses. He has a background in digital marketing and advertising and has worked with companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Mastercard, and Sony, to name a few. While born in Australia, Yoni currently resides in Tel Aviv. In this episode… Starting a new e-commerce business is difficult all on its own, but it’s even tougher to grow it properly. The saturated Amazon marketplace creates a challenge for companies to make a name for themselves. It takes effort, experience, and a little help to scale your business. Not only are these kinds of challenges familiar to entrepreneur Yoni Kozminski, but overcoming them has become his passion. Yoni is the Founder and CEO of two different companies: MultiplyMii and Escala. Both are designed to scale e-commerce businesses to their full potential. He has past experience in digital marketing for brands such as Mercedes-Benz, MasterCard, and Sony. Now, Yoni applies that knowledge to his staffing and consulting companies that help growing businesses scale efficiently. In this episode of Inspired Insider, Yoni Kozminski, the Founder of MultiplyMii and Escala, talks with Dr. Jeremy Weisz about what it takes to scale e-commerce businesses in the age of Amazon. Yoni discusses how he grew a business from $2 to $5 million in just 12 months, what he learned from that process, and why that experience inspired him to start the two companies he has today. Plus, Yoni shares his most effective strategies for resolving some of the common mistakes he sees businesses making.
94 minutes | a month ago
Growing Your Business and Serving Your Community with Cameron Healy of The Healy Foundation
Cameron Healy is the Founder of The Healy Foundation, an organization that awards grants and scholarships to support the community, environment, and youth in Oregon and Hawaii. He is also the Co-founder of Kona Brewing Company and the original visionary behind the KETTLE® Chips empire. Cameron launched his first business when he was only 21 years old with a company rooted in the natural food movement. Since then, Cameron has built and scaled many successful businesses. He attributes much of his entrepreneurial success to the lessons he learned from his father and the strong communities around him. In this episode… Running a successful business takes hard work, a strong spirit, and the courage to take risks. However, you can’t do it all on your own. Being surrounded by a supportive community can make a huge difference in your business’ success and longevity. So, how can you give back to the community that has made this success possible? For Cameron Healy, community has always been an essential part of his personal and professional life. Without strong support and close relationships, he wouldn’t have been able to get his first business off the ground or expand his KETTLE® Chips empire to an international market. Because of this, Cameron created The Healy Foundation: an organization that gives back to the community, environment, and youth throughout Oregon and Hawaii. On this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Cameron Healy, Founder of The Healy Foundation, to talk about chips, beer, business, and giving back to the community. Cameron describes how the natural food movement inspired him to start KETTLE® Chips, why he created his community-centric foundation, and his experience growing a small brewpub into a multimillion-dollar company. Stay tuned for more.
48 minutes | a month ago
[Top Agency Series] How to Make Your Book a Best-Seller with Jonathan Jacobs of Digital Natives Group
Jonathan Jacobs is a Founding Partner of Digital Natives Group, a digital marketing agency established in 2011. They help brands act like locals on mobile, social, and the web. Jonathan and the team at Digital Natives Group have worked with many authors to help build their brand, grow their online presence, and transform their digital following into a movement. They’ve had clients like the NFL, Polaroid, Pinterest, Dr. David Perlmutter, and many more. Jonathan has helped launch social media platforms for global sports brands, projects for Fortune 500 companies, and nearly one hundred book launches (many of them best-sellers). In creating Digital Natives Group, Jonathan managed to build a seven-figure social media practice from the ground up. In this episode… What does best-seller mean to you? If you're thinking more than a million copies sold worldwide, then you're speaking Jonathan Jacobs' language. He's the marketing mastermind behind Dr. Perlmutter's best-selling releases—including Grain Brain, which sold over a million copies globally and started the gluten-free movement. So how do you get your books to best-seller status? It’s about building a movement around your brand story. If you’re interested in learning some tips on how to get things moving, Jonathan Jacobs of Digital Natives Group is here to offer what he’s learned from launching over 40 titles and moving more than a million books in the past six years. On this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Jonathan Jacobs, Co-founder of Digital Natives Group, to talk about the most effective strategies for creating a best-seller. Jonathan shares his thoughts on organic versus paid marketing, creating collaborative partnerships, and demonstrating the value of working with higher-end agencies. Plus, he reveals how he lost almost 100 pounds by following the advice in one of the books he helped turn into a best-seller.
43 minutes | a month ago
How to Build a Healthy Indulgence with Bram Bourgeois and Jennifer Lukas-Bourgeois of Lekkco
Bram Bourgeois and Jennifer Lukas-Bourgeois are the Co-founders of Lekkco, a brand of all-natural chocolate spread created from a 50-year-old Belgian recipe. Lekkco’s dark chocolate spread is nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and non-GMO. It’s also low in sugar and calories, making it a guilt-free treat that everyone can indulge in without worry. Bram and Jennifer found inspiration for Lekkco during their family trips to Belgium and created their company in 2017. Since then, they have built brand awareness, expanded their market reach, and developed a product line available at several large retailers in 42 major cities throughout the United States. In this episode… Have you ever wished you could have chocolate with every meal and not feel the slightest bit of guilt? Well, that day has arrived. You can now enjoy your favorite dark chocolate flavor as a spread. And this healthy indulgence is vegan, low in sugar, and has no nuts, gluten, or dairy. Thanks to Bram Bourgeois and Jennifer Lukas-Bourgeois, who found a way to bring a Belgian tradition to the United States. Since they launched Lekkco back in 2017, when they sold their first order to a family-run deli in Skokie, Illinois, Bram and Jennifer have managed to expand their market reach dramatically. Their products are now available at large retailers in 42 major cities throughout the United States. However, they’ve made some missteps along the way and are here to share what they’ve learned. In this episode of Inspired Insider, Dr. Jeremy Weisz is joined by Bram Bourgeois and Jennifer Lukas-Bourgeois, the Co-founders of Lekkco, a Belgian-style chocolate spread brand. Together, they explain what inspired them to create their dark chocolate spread, how they expanded their product line, and what they learned from Red Bull’s marketing campaign. Plus, they offer some helpful tips for developing a brand story when you’re first starting out.
38 minutes | a month ago
[Top Black Business Leaders Series] Insource: How to Increase Efficiency with Existing Staff and Rapidly Onboard New Staff with Owen McGab Enaohwo of SweetProcess
Owen McGab Enaohwo is the CEO and Co-founder of SweetProcess, a company offering cloud-based software solutions for documenting processes, assigning tasks, and organizing workflows. Owen started SweetProcess back in 2013, and it has grown from there. Now, not only do universities, banks, hospitals, and software companies all use SweetProcess, but first responder government agencies use it in life or death situations to run their operations. Before starting SweetProcess, Owen spent seven years as the CEO of H.Y.V.A., a company providing other businesses with virtual assistants. In addition to his computer science background and his many years of experience in the internet industry, Owen is also skilled in negotiation, business planning, operations management, and business development. In this episode… Processes are the lifeblood of every business, but many companies struggle to document them properly. As a result, when employees leave, it creates a costly bottleneck for businesses. Owen McGab Enaohwo saw that problem and decided to make a software solution called SweetProcess. What journey led to Owen co-founding SweetProcess? How does a SaaS product continue to satisfy the needs of its customers through continued innovation? What can businesses do to increase efficiency with their existing employees and rapidly onboard new hires? In this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Owen McGab Enaohwo, CEO and Co-founder of SweetProcess, to discuss how software can dramatically improve the way a business runs. Owen shares the journey that led to his company’s creation, why he looks to his customers for inspiration, and how SweetProcess manages to make integration easy and affordable. Stay tuned!
49 minutes | a month ago
The Levers of Fast Business Growth with Pete Williams, Founder of the Preneur Group
Pete Williams is a marketer, entrepreneur, advisor, and author who has several companies across different industries. Some of his current business ventures include Preneur Group, Simply Headsets, earHero, Infiniti Telecommunications, and SpringCom Telecommunications. At age 21, Pete made a name for himself when he found a business opportunity in selling off pieces of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium) after a remodel. Since then, he has continued to receive recognition. Forbes has described him as the “entrepreneur today that every marketer should be modeling,” and Inc. called him a “savvy marketing strategist.” Pete was a Southern Region Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program and has won numerous awards in business. In addition to his entrepreneurial work, Pete is a Professor of Practice at his alma mater, Deakin University, where he received his Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management and Commercial Law. He is the author of several books, and his latest book, Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth, uses a story-based approach to examine Pete’s seven levers of business framework. In this episode… Your business can grow fast. And no, it doesn’t require some super high-level thinking to do so. You just need to focus 10 percent more energy on seven key areas of your company. Today’s guest, Pete Williams, calls this approach the seven levers of business framework, and he uses it to double profits. What do these levers represent, and how can you execute Pete’s strategy to scale your business and increase your earnings? Learn more about the levers of fast business growth on this episode of Dr. Jeremy Weisz’s Inspired Insider Podcast featuring Pete Williams, a serial entrepreneur and author. They talk about the hard lessons of Pete’s entrepreneurial journey, how he came up with the seven levers framework, what each lever represents, and how he implements them within his businesses.
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Demystifying HR with Nicole Martin, Founder of HRBoost
Nicole Martin is the Founder of HR Boost, LLC., a shared services consulting firm based in Chicago's north suburbs. She is a best-selling author who’s been featured in Forbes and Fast Company magazine. She's become the 'go-to' source for companies looking for a full turnkey HR department at a fraction of the cost it would take them to do it on their own. Nicole's redefined what 'outsourced HR' means. In recognition of her professional excellence and community involvement, Nicole has been honored by multiple organizations. She was named a “2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Champion” by Enterprising Women Magazine and was afforded the “Influential Women in Business Award 2014” by The Daily Herald Business Ledger. In this episode… We’re in the midst of a talent emergency, and if you aren’t aware of the problem, you’re already behind the curve. Outsourcing your HR might sound scary, but it can bring your business up to speed, help energize your workplace culture, and solve real problems for your company now and down the road. If you think HR is just about hiring, you might be surprised at how much more it actually entails. Learn more about demystifying HR on this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz and his guest, Nicole Martin of HRBoost. They talk about the evolving needs of HR, how outsourcing HR can help your business, and the process involved in hiring an in-house HR manager. Plus, Nicole offers some tips for inspiring teamwork in your company culture through unconventional incentives.
72 minutes | 2 months ago
Selling a Company, Starting a New Venture, The Mets Game and the Lizard Story with Dave Will of PropFuel
Dave Will is CEO and Co-founder of PropFuel, a software platform that helps associations with valuable content, products, and services to offer but are struggling to connect the solutions with the right individuals at scale. They make it easy for associations to capture, analyze, and take action on member feedback to drive revenue and deeper member engagement. Dave is also the host of the EO 360° Podcast, a podcast by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization that explores entrepreneurship. Dave started, scaled, and sold Peach New Media, a learning platform software company. Peach New Media was launched in 2001 and sold in 2015. The company at the time was at 40 employees when he received an offer from a private equity group. In this episode… Have you ever wondered what the end of your entrepreneurial journey will look like? Do you imagine it’d be a massive amount of money in the bank, a beach house, and with virtually nothing left to worry about? As an entrepreneur, it’s already a given that you will have an end game. Whether that endgame is to sell your company, start a new venture, or to never work again in your life, how things will turn out will always come a little different from what you’re expecting. Dave Will, the Co-founder and CEO of PropFuel, has had a taste of what the endgame of an entrepreneur is like. He shares that while it can be gratifying, it also brings with it a lot of lessons, realizations, and new perspectives. But more importantly, the endgame of one enterprise could be the building block for an even better exit on your next business venture. tells the story of when he sold his first company, Peach New Media, and the transition struggle, what he wishes he did differently in his new venture, and more. Share in Dave Will’s entrepreneurial journey on this Inspired Insider podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz. Tune in as Dave talks about selling his company, Peach New Media and the transition struggles and challenges that came with it, and how he came up with new ideas and eventually started his current company, PropFuel. He also discusses some of his core values, why he is so passionate with what he is currently doing with PropFuel, the importance of enjoying the entrepreneurial journey, and he also shares how his ten-year-old son is building his own business.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Year in Review with Dr. Jeremy Weisz
Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that helps B2B business owners connect with their ideal prospects, referral partners, and strategic partners through a done-for-you podcast service. Dr. Weisz has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a senior producer for early business podcasts. He helped put all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders. Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more through video interviews on Inspired Insider. He also continues to run his chiropractic and massage facility in downtown Chicago and is the founder of a nutritional supplement business. In this episode… Despite all the challenges, 2020 was an insightful year. Dr. Jeremy Weisz was able to have incredible conversations with amazing guests during the past year where they touched on a plethora of topics from thought leadership and strategic partnerships, challenges and triumphs, to remarkable stories and incredible innovations. In this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz looks back on some of the most compelling and unforgettable conversations he had in 2020. Chatting with his friend and Rise25 co-founder, John Corcoran, Dr. Weisz talks about some of the fantastic guests he’s had on the podcast, the various and exclusive series he ran, the privileges and benefits of having a podcast, and more. Stay tuned.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Mastering The Ancient Art of Jun Kombucha with Holly Lyman, Founder of Wild Tonic
Holly Lyman is the Founder of Wild Tonic, a brand of Good Omen Bottling. She is an encaustic artist from Alaska who has mastered the ancient art of Jun kombucha, among other ferments, and grows many of the ingredients on her ranch in Sedona, Arizona. Wild Tonic is available in a variety of flavors which include Blueberry Basil, Mango Ginger, Blackberry Mint, and many more. Their products are available all over the country in Whole Foods, Wegmans, and many more retail locations. In this episode… When encaustic painter, Holly Lyman, discovered Sandor Katz’s book, The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World, the entrepreneur in her knew she was on to something amazing. She took an interest in fermentation, allowed the 'mad scientist' in her to come alive, and she embarked on the journey of creating a genuinely delicious Jun kombucha through her brand, Wild Tonic. And since its founding in 2015, Wild Tonic has taken the kombucha market by storm, becoming a much-loved drink by the Los Angeles Dodgers, singer-songwriter Jewel, and by many people in the US. But like every successful journey, there are bending roads. And Holly's entrepreneurial journey isn't any different. On this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, Holly Lyman of Wild Tonic shares how she started her company and how much they have grown since then. She also talks about the health benefits of Jun kombucha, how she came up with her packaging design and flavors, her decision to create an alcoholic version of her drink, and their expansion to Canada and Europe. Stay tuned to catch all the details.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
[Venture Capital Series] Taking Early-stage Investing to the Next Level with Matt Bressler of TDF Ventures
Matt Bressler is a Principal at TDF Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with offices in Washington DC and Silicon Valley. They focus on startups that serve enterprise markets within infrastructure, software, and services. They invest from a $150M permanent pool of capital which gives them a long-term horizon to work with startups with big ideas. They also believe in technology's power to improve lives and support development initiatives through the TDF Foundation which operates in parallel to their venture activity. Before TDF Ventures, Matt worked with GE Ventures supporting investments and strategy in intelligent environments. He also served as the Director of Investments for the Wharton Social Venture Fund and as an Associate for FOUNDER.org. Matt graduated with a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and he later earned his MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In this episode… Early-stage investing is a high-risk, high-reward venture. And early-stage venture capital firms typically invest in companies that are promising and are capable of delivering innovative products that have the potential of disrupting an industry. Venture firms are meticulous in picking a company that has a great team with a valuable idea that has a product-market fit. But at what point do early-stage investors decide to veer from that path and take things to the next level? The next level for venture firms means that they have come up with an idea and what they need to do is to find leaders who can get behind it and turn the idea into a product. Matt Bressler and his team at TDF Ventures not only invest in innovative companies, they’re also ready to push the envelope further and find people who are capable of taking things up a notch. did that, and their Principal was on hand to share what they learned. Even more, he talks about the innovative companies they invested in and why, their big misses, and so much more. On this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with TDF Ventures’ Principal, Matt Bressler, to talk about early-stage investing and how investors can take it to the next level. They’ll be discussing what makes the early-stage startup investment an exciting space for investors, what TDF Ventures looks for in a company before deciding to invest, early signs of a business that’ll succeed, some stand out companies they’ve invested in, and more.Stay tuned.
13 minutes | 2 months ago
[Live Episode] How to Build Thought Leadership Through Podcasts and Content Marketing with John Corcoran and Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25
John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author, and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and ran his own boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs. John is the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012 where he has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo. John is also the co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners, and generate ROI through their done-for-you podcast service. In this episode… When you think about thought leadership, what comes to mind? Do you picture yourself going on a retreat to your cabin to write tons of articles or a book, and then return to publish and promote it? Well, that could be true if you work in academia. Even then, that’s the hard and inefficient way to do it. Fortunately, there’s a simpler way to build thought leadership in any field. Think: podcasts. It’s one of the surefire ways to build thought leadership, network for new relationships, earn the respect of industry thought leaders as a peer, and promote and grow your brand. Are you interested to find out how to leverage a podcast for thought leadership? Then tune in to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast as Dr. Jeremy Weisz chats with his Rise25 co-founder, John Corcoran about how podcasts can be a vehicle to create thought leadership. They’ll be discussing how a podcast becomes a wheel that churns out thought leadership content, the different ways to use a podcast, and the easy way to use a podcast to become a thought leader, and more.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
How to Become The Execution Power House You’ve Always Wanted to Be with Peter Shallard of Commit Action
Peter Shallard is the Founder and CEO of Commit Action, a company that uses real science to help business owners achieve their goals faster, easier, and more often. He spent the last decade doing one-to-one therapy and consulting with some of the world's highest achievers in his other business where he is better known as "The Shrink for Entrepreneurs." For years, he was dissatisfied with pseudoscience and the lies in the entrepreneur's growth world. From pseudoscientific life coaching, hype-driven "secrets" based info-marketing, to false/artificial epiphany and snake-oil personal development, Peter saw how the personal development movement was failing business owners. This led to the founding of Commit Action as a way to help business owners predictably bridge the gap between personal development and business growth through evidence-based methodology. In this episode… It’s not uncommon for business owners and entrepreneurs to feel dissatisfied with their performance. Oftentimes, they feel that they fall short of their internal bar and this leaves them feeling frustrated. This then results in a struggle, a struggle that prevents them to become the execution powerhouse that they actually hope to be. Contrary to what most people think, it’s not necessarily inner emotional blockages that lead this to happen. According to the “Shrink for Entrepreneurs”, Peter Shallard, entrepreneurs fail to satisfy their own standards because they are operating in a vacuum of isolation without a lifeline of accountability and community. So how can they reverse this so that they can optimize their strengths and become the incredible execution powerhouse that they are capable of being? On this episode of the INspired INsider podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz talks with Commit Action Founder and CEO, Peter Shallard, about the colossal problem that entrepreneurs are facing and how he can help them solve it. They’ll be discussing why many entrepreneurs are underachieving, the importance of accountability, the value of having a healthy balance between delayed gratification and fun, and how to address the common excuses that people make that hinders productivity. Stay tuned.
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