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29 minutes | 5 months ago
It's the end of 2020. How are you? Honestly.
It’s the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs season 3 finale! We’re wrapping up this year and this season on a high note with the dynamic duo, Kham and Sean. In this episode they cover:Reflecting on the transition to remote workHaving self discipline with your emotions and fearsTaking time to reconnect with people
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Using Your Why to Make Something Happen; Founder Max Gallardo of Galaxis
In this special two-part episode, our podcast guest is Max Gallardo, founder and CEO of Galaxis, an e-commerce platform powered by influencers. In part one they discuss his upbringing in Argentina and the following:The power of YouTubeStriving to not worry about working from paycheck to paycheckSacrifices as an entrepreneur
36 minutes | 5 months ago
Hard Knocks and Sacrifices on the Road to Success; Founder Max Gallardo of Galaxis
In this special two-part episode, our podcast guest is Max Gallardo, founder and CEO of Galaxis, an e-commerce platform powered by influencers. In part two they discuss: Sacrificing friendships, experiences, health, hobbies, passions, and love for the sake of your companyHow every individual has something to offer to societyHow success is relative
55 minutes | 5 months ago
Freedom is a Helluva Drug; With Bob Gallo of Rhino Holdings
In this episode, Sean and Kham are joined by, Bob Gallo, of Rhino Holdings, R2 Hospitality, and Optimum Textiles. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Bob provides his insights as an entrepreneur. They discuss:The entrepreneurial enate traitDefining your company cultureInvesting your money and time into projects and businesses
32 minutes | 6 months ago
You Don’t Have Tomorrow to Be Successful: The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs
In this episode of the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs, Sean tells a story that impacted his perspective on life. Kham discusses how he has to go all-in on something which sometimes involves making sacrifices. In this episode, they ruminate: Life is precious; don’t wait until tomorrow to make changes. Going all-in and being able to focus on the moment that you’re in Making sacrifices in different areas of work and at home.
49 minutes | 6 months ago
The Importance of Passion in Running a Business; Jeannie Hebert, CEO of Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Today’s guest is Jeannie Hebert, president, and CEO of the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce. She has received numerous awards within Central Massachusetts for her success within the industry and community. This episode’s topics include:The difference between success and failure is passionThriving on challengeIssues with running a family business
24 minutes | 6 months ago
Are They Failures or Lessons? How Learning from Our Mistakes Fuels Growth
Sean and Kham discuss mistakes as entrepreneurs and how they can be used as lessons to be learned from. Whether it be in business or your personal life we all make mistakes and then seek solutions to correct them. Key takeaways in this episode are:Put processes in place to scale and grow your business.Never settle and rest on what you have. Continually grow and expand your business. Sales skills are important in so many roles.
20 minutes | 6 months ago
How Discomfort Pushes You to Succeed
Sean and Kham get straight to the point in this short episode. Entrepreneurs are born to take risks. As your business grows you may have to let go of the reins, which means you can’t be in control of everything. In this episode, we discussed: Getting out of your comfort zoneGrowth versus change. Growth is more lasting than change. Going into a new market and taking risks can be scary
33 minutes | 7 months ago
What’s the Most Impactful Thing You Can Do for Your Business
Sean and Kham have a conversation about three key components to being a successful entrepreneur. From creating a business plan, to finding a mentor, it’s important to take breaks throughout your long and tiring days. This episode includes:Set realistic timeframes for yourselfTake breaks and allow your brain to rest Making time for exercise and family in your 15 hour workday
34 minutes | 7 months ago
Maybe It’s Maybelline or Maybe it’s Your Personality: Traits to Help You Become a Successful Entrepreneur
In this episode, Sean and Kham talk about the personality traits they bring to the table as entrepreneurs. Are there certain traits that make entrepreneurs successful? Topics in this episode include: Introverts vs. extroverts in a business settingHow your frame of mind sets you up for successOvercoming stereotypes and sharing your culture
50 minutes | 7 months ago
Prioritizing and Keeping Your Eye on the Prize with Troy Siebels
In this episode, Sean and Kham are joined by Troy Siebels, the president and CEO of the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA. With the current pandemic, he has had to adapt his nonprofit in order to survive. This episode covers:Seeking creativityMainstream broadway and how the audience has changedHow the pandemic impacted the theater industry
46 minutes | 7 months ago
How Focus Fuels Growth in Every Area of Your Business with Peter Martino
Today’s guest, Peter Marino of Align360 Solutions brings up the entrepreneurial struggle of “I’m the only one that can do this.”When putting so much on your own plate, it can be difficult to stay focused. As we dive deeper into this topic, key points include: Growing and adding people to your businessDelegating and outsourcingWhat makes you an entrepreneur?
20 minutes | 7 months ago
Nature or Nurture? Why You Need Drive and Desire as an Entrepreneur with Kham and Sean
In Season 3, Episode 2 of The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs, Kham and Sean talk about different types of ventures whether it becoming an athlete, an entrepreneur, or a risk-taker. Drive and desire are two things that can motivate you to get you to that end goal. Along the way they cover these key points: Quitting your job and finding another oneSuccess is relativeFinding what drives youWe all ebb and flow ourselves
20 minutes | 8 months ago
Why Your Intuition is On-point with The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs
In this season 3 opener, Kham and Sean chat about that gut feeling when you have to take risks and make decisions. As this episode unravels, we will uncover the following key points:Working with others that think differently than youSpending money on big purchasesDecisions that are professional and not personalFollowing your heart
60 minutes | 8 months ago
Breaking Norms by Being Vulnerable: Interview with Rand Fishkin
This week’s special guest is Rand Fishkin, former CEO of Moz, and most recently Founder and CEO of SparkToro. Rand speaks of the experiences that caused him to share vulnerably with other people. Listen as Sean uncovers interesting facts about Kham's and Rand's names. The three entrepreneurs also reveal advice that they would tell a 20-something year old who wants to be a millionaire. In this episode, they cover:The American entrepreneur’s obsession with wealthThe Silicon Valley startup tech mentalityPurpose vs profitabilityBreaking away from norms of masculinityHelping people and long term creating demandSuccess is biasedFollow us @thevepodcast on Twitter & Instagram, hosted by @kinthirath and @smreils. You can also find Rand Fishkin on Twitter @randfish.
40 minutes | 8 months ago
Leading with Empathy and Values: Interview with Francisco Oller Garcia
Kham and Sean are joined by Providence College alumni, Francisco Oller Garcia. The three unravel what qualities and traits make a leader, and how leaning into the unknown and vulnerability allows us to grow and move forward. As leaders, we need continuous improvement to be a visionary for others. Topics in this episode include:Leading with heart, leading with empathy, and leading with valuesUsing knowledge as a resourceWhat is culture?
32 minutes | 9 months ago
Constant change: innovating your business and yourself with Juliana Marulanda
Juliana Marulanda of ScaleTime joins Kham one more time in Season 2, Episode 10. A common question for entrepreneurs is: how do you keep evolving? These entrepreneurs tell their truths and talk about how your mindset can set you up for success. Topics in this episode include:Invention versus innovationBeing your real authentic selfBuilding your tribe and cohort of entrepreneursTaking time for mindfulness and meditation
43 minutes | 9 months ago
Commitment: Easy to Say, Hardest to Do (Interview with Rick Norberg)
Ideas are cheap, but starting a business and sticking with it through thick and thin is what separates the wheat from the chaff. In this episode of Vulnerable Entrepreneurs, Kham and Sean interview Rick Norberg, the CEO of Vertikal6 about entrepreneurial commitment. Listen and learn:That the appearance of outward success is just the tip of the icebergWhy chasing after the shiny, unrealistic, dream of entrepreneurship is a recipe for failureHow commitment and purpose are the keys to building a successful business that lasts
31 minutes | 9 months ago
Loyalty Goes Both Ways
Follow along as Sean examines Kham using the Bernard Pivot Questionnaire, designed by the French columnist, and made famous by James Lipton in “Inside the Actors Studio.” This episode is centered around the leadership topic of loyalty. To build loyalty and respect, one must “be honest, raw and vulnerable.” Be inspired to look within your own company and build a team that works towards a greater purpose. In this episode we cover:How to inspire loyalty within teams and the entire organizationWhat it means to lead by building respect and turning respect into loyaltyWho should put in the most work hours into your businessDon’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Pandora, or wherever you listen to your podcasts now! Connect with us on social media and let us know your thoughts.
38 minutes | 9 months ago
Failure is Feedback: Interview with Juliana Marulanda
In our return from a mid-season hiatus, Kham is joined by the founder and CEO of ScaleTime, Juliana Marulanda. She shares her unique life experience and her extraordinary path to becoming an entrepreneur. They discuss the following challenges:Starting a service-based business with literally no moneyDealing with debt and taxes as a startupNavigating entrepreneurship as an immigrant Learning to say “no” in businessFollow Juliana on instagram @julianamarula or on LinkedIn through linkedin.com/in/julianamarulanda
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