One of the most highly regarded authors and educators for independent consultants and freelancers, Kai Davis is an author, speaker, coach, and consultant who helps freelancers, consultants, and agency owners uncover hidden profits in their businesses.
Kai is the author of a daily newsletter for freelancers and consultants on how to get more clients (http://kaidavis.com/daily), founder of the ecommerce agency Double Your Ecommerce, founder of the public relations agency Double Your Audience, lead educator for a teaching and training company for Freelancers, host of the popular Make Money Online podcast, host of the the "Get More Clients" podcast, and author of Outreach Blueprint, Podcast Outreach, and The The Independent Consulting Manual. These resources have helped thousands of freelancers, consultants, and agency owners get more clients, grow their business, and create impact, freedom, & wealth. You can learn more and subscribe to Kai's free newsletter at http://kaidavis.com
Erik Jacobson is the Cofounder and CEO of Be My Guest, a podcast PR and publicity agency for entrepreneurs. He built Be My Guest after working for top podcasters like Tim Ferris and Jason Calacanis, and seeing the results many guests were able to achieve through strategic "podcast tours". As a passion project, he monitors and listens to hundreds of business podcasts each week, and recommends the absolute best ones at startupmixtape.fm.
Marty Vids is a seasoned small business owner that started working in a Pascoe Vale milk bar at the age of 7. Marty was empowered by his parents to run the bread stand where he quickly developed an appreciation of people, business and money.
Being terrible at school Marty decided if he could not fit the education system he would need to develop a system that worked for him and added value to everyone in his path.
In his teenage years Marty immersed himself in 3 key passions that made all the difference -
A love of sports which fueled his determination and competitive spirit.
Playing chess which taught him how to think beyond just the next move.
Most importantly stand up comedy which developed his creativity, resilience, preparation and courage in life and business.
Inspired by the likes of Robin Williams, Billy Connolly, Eric Bana, Vince Sorrenti, Richard Prior and Steve Martin (just to name a few) Marty challenged himself to perform his first ever Stand Up Comedy Gig at the age of 17 in 1989 at The Star and Garter Hotel in South Melbourne which lead to over 250 live shows over 7 years. This then evolved into running his own successful Stand Up Comedy night rooms by the age of 19.
It's this versatility, flexibility and change of perspective that has seen him start up and successfully exit 3 companies in the finance broking industry and achieve what 5% of Australian's ever achieve in annual gross revenues of 1 mill + with 40% net profit.
Life is all about the courage of taking on new experiences, then sharing those experiences and ideas to build brighter futures for all.
Marty is the host of an international podcast and shares incredible insights and strategies of great performance by interviewing remarkable guests doing interesting things on "The Marty Vids Show".
Marty also inspires everyday people everyday through the 40 day challenge where people choose themselves and focus on an activity for 40 minutes a day for 40 days. Purpose, Immersion, commitment, accountability is the key to a remarkable life.
Marty is a podcaster, mentor, people and business builder and all round nice guy!
Whitney Hansen is a personal finance coach and host of The Money Nerds Podcast. She teaches overwhelmed millennials how to pay off debt and be financially independent. She gives them the tools to have more fun with money while sprinkling in a little silliness. Some of her accomplishments are paying off $30,000 in 10 months, buying her first home at 19, and paying $472 for her master's degree. You can learn about her work and podcast at WhitneyHansen.com.
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Paul started his first service-based business in 2011. Before he knew it, he was working 60-80 hours a week. Until he realized that he had no freedom and the business needed him to survive. So Paul started to systematize everything. By putting systems, processes and people in place, his revenue doubled to almost $500k while the number of hours he worked dropped to below 40. Paul then sold his business for 3x net profit within a week. He now helps other business owners systematize and automate their business so they can work less, make more and achieve ultimate freedom.
Paul Maskill is a business coach, consultant and investor focused on helping service-based business owners go from Business Operator to Business Owner & CEO. Paul's focus is on putting systems, processes and people in place so that the business can thrive on a day-to-day basis without the owner.
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I am Julie Weldon. Growing up in a home with six kids and a family business, I was never unfamiliar with hard work. I can still hear my Mom and Dad say, “If you don’t do it right, you’re going to have to start all over.” This included everything from cleaning the bathroom to writing a paper. What I didn’t realize at the time was that start-overs weren’t always a bad thing. A start-over affords you the ability to build on what was previously done, and to arrive at something with a new perspective.
After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from Liberty University in VA, I found myself working three jobs. First thing in the morning, I was the Business Manager of the local health club. In the afternoons, I helped run my family’s professional bakery. And to finish up the day, I drove to the high school to coach volleyball and basketball. This coaching job was my first real introduction to leadership development. It enabled me to recognize my passion for helping people realize their potential. A few years later, I relocated to NC, where I obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling and worked for 10 years providing services to youth. In 2006, I had the privilege of serving as team leader, strategist and principal fundraiser for a one year, international humanitarian relief trip serving 13 developing countries.
Returning stateside, I was recruited by Conequity Resources, a privately held business management consulting firm. This job led me to ultimately work as a People & Change consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. I then had the opportunity to form a partnership with my trusted friend and colleague, John Saladino, and take a product invented by my family to market. This experience taught me what it takes to run a business, how to navigate through murky waters, and when to recognize pitfalls before they happen. Learning many invaluable lessons through my business career, I discovered my greatest joy lies in helping business-minded people live each day to its full. To embrace how interconnected our business and personal lives are and enable others to find the balance that so many are in need of. This prompted me to acquire a Life Coaching certification and start A Salty Rim.
Margie Singleton: Margaret Louis Ebey (born October 5, 1935), known professionally as Margie Singleton, is an American country music singer and songwriter. In the 1960s, she was a popular duet and solo recording artist, working with country stars George Jones and Faron Young. Singleton had her biggest hit with Young called "Keeping Up With The Joneses" in 1964. She managed a successful solo career in the 1960s, recording 9 Top 40 Billboard Country singles, including a Top 5 hit.
In addition to being a solo and duet star, she also sang as a back-up vocalist with The Jordanaires. Numerous performers recorded many of her songs, including Teresa Brewer, Tammy Wynette and Charley Pride. In 1964, Singleton teamed up with singer Faron Young. Together they recorded the song "Keeping Up With The Joneses". That year, the song reached the country top 5, and became Singleton's biggest hit.
Now, at the age of 82, Margie Singleton is back with a new single and video for her song, “Jesus Is My Pusher.”
Florian Hornig: I am Florian, that means ‘happylife.coach’, podcaster, writer, ultra runner and owner of a lodge in Zanzibar
For very long I didn’t pay attention to my childhood memories and to be honest, I thought they were embarrasing because they would nowhere fit into my today business life. When starting my coaching business in 2009 I became aware, that I actually included many of the stories’ motives into my daily life and work.
I travel a lot, meet the most different people, am independent, listen to peoples stories and try to find solutions with them.
I try to understand conflicts and want to help people find their own way to master them. If I managed to help somebody on his personal road to happiness, I feel good.
I learned that people only face problems that they are actually capable of solving themselves. You are bigger than your problems!
To discover this truth I had to face many problems myself. For very long I couldn’t imagine that other people experience and view the world other than me. I had to go through personal failures to discover that. Nowadays I know that I won’t anyones problems but I try to be a helping hand to find the solution.
My professional journey began when I was 21. I founded a coffee bar (break-fast) in Cologne, became a financial consultant (tecis AG) later, moved to Berlin, was a headhunter in the finance industry (LucasGroup), founded an online recruiting company (viasto GmbH) and later became the happylife.coach. As a career coach I was supporting the ESCP Europe Alumni.
I was born and grew up near Cologne, lived in the US for year, worked in an East German National park, lived in Cologne four years and in Berlin 9 years. Now I am traveling most of the time and have a home base in Thun, Switzerland and in Kizimkazi, Zanzibar.
Since 2009 I am coaching people on personal as well as business issues. To be successful on your pursuit of happiness means to be better at what you do while retaining and increasing your energy level.
This focus on personal strengths means specially for companies and teams to reach your goals faster and loose less energy on problems and frustration.
I am a business trainer, personality coach and career advisor with an entrepreneurial spirit and a „can do“ mentality. I see the big picture and break it down to the next step. I am able to motivate people to reach higher goals and am a networking & communication talent with a passion of bringing the right people together.
To realize all of the above I have the knowledge to use all of the IT solutions needed.
As my main marketing tool I am the author of a bilingual blog and the producer of a podcast at www.simplicity-of-happiness.com
Aaron Rose: I’m a Northwestern University Graduate student in Chicago, Illinois, studying journalism at Medill. I’m in the sports specialization and am a lifelong sports fan. I graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, last year. I am a Canadian and American. I am a writer and a podcaster. I will be covering the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang. I currently run the Medill Sports Podcast where I interview former Northwestern alumni working in sports journalism and chat about their careers. I have a podcast with ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth coming out tomorrow (Monday) in which we chat about how to become popular on ESPN.
I am also a full-time podcast producer. I produce "Step into Leadership" and "High Sobriety".
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Hi, I am Kirsty Farrugia. I am a Professional Organiser, wife to THE most organised man alive, Mum to a 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl. I was born in Sydney but lived most of my life in Melbourne so I feel like a Melbourne girl, however, we have built a home out in Norwest Sydney and are committed to making community here. I love my friends and family deeply, almost as much as I like chocolate :-), I love reading any books and going on scary rides at Wet n Wild. You’ll find me helping at the Canteen at or reading groups at my kid’s school or catching up with friends in my spare time. I am a big fan of TRUTH and FREEDOM!
I partnered with Melbourne based Professional Organiser, Amy Revell to share, from our years of experience, our top tips and tricks around decluttering and organising your home. Hear the stories from our years in clients homes, and the ways we organise our own homes. To listen, search ‘The Art of Decluttering’ on iTunes, on Stitcher (for Androids) or CLICK HERE to listen via our podcast page
Feels Like Home Professional Organisers was established in September 2012. I have been serving and training clients to restore order from their clutter around the Hills District and throughout Sydney. I am passionate about helping to bring about transformation to client’s homes and minds through patient and non-judgmental training of living clutter free.
I am passionate about seeing people live in the FREEDOM that having a decluttered and organised home provides. I love knowing that our clients become FREE to enjoy life more fully due to the drastically reduced stress and chaos and the increased time and money having an ordered home brings.
My husband is a natural born organiser and as a new friend said to me the other day, I have been his apprentice for 16 years now :-). He really has taught me most of what I know as I am not naturally inclined to keep my home looking like a display house (just ask him or my Mum, Dad, and siblings!). I, therefore, can enter my client’s world from a place of understanding and compassion and am very well trained in the art of order and transformation!
BC (Before Children) I was an Accountant and Financial Planner but love my new career with a passion I never had for accountancy.
Ciara Anies: From August 2014-May 2016, I attended Diablo Valley College as a Communications major. As of September 2016, I transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara to receive my BA in Film and Media studies where I am expected to graduate early 2019. Additionally, I recently started interning at The Climate Reality Project, where I am now the Campaign Director.
Creator of the show, In the Now w/ Ciara Anies: A show delivering news on anything and everything pop culture, covering everything from latest memes to the recent news in US Politics. Interacts with live listeners to spark conversation and gain further insight on the episode's topics.
Kerrie Phipps is an inspiring and energetic communicator whose passion is connecting and empowering Difference-Makers and Leaders. Kerrie loves facilitating new thinking, to generate insights and turning-point conversations. Creating new connections deepens learning and connectedness. Connecting with others is essential for thriving in life and business.
Kerrie Phipps is an International Speaker, Author and Coach. Immersing herself in leadership and executive coach training for over 15 years, Kerrie also mentored and trained new coaches, wrote for magazines and published 3 of her own books, co-authored another 8 books. Kerrie now mentors authors and speakers to increase their clarity and confidence, and speaks to audiences across the world to confidently connect with anyone, anywhere.
With 20 years experience in mentoring, coaching and speaking, Kerrie brings unique insights and questions to unlock ideas that empower her clients to make a bigger difference in the world.
She lives in regional Australia with her husband and son, enjoying a fabulous balance of country and city life.
Germar Derron, J.D. is an activist, artist, and academic. His career has touched every nook and cranny of the media and entertainment industries. For over four years, he's run the progressive pop culture website, www.LooktotheCookie.org. When he's not on camera, behind a board, or on the mic, he's a youth worker, musician, and sports enthusiast.
Ben Dao: This podcast is about people going for their passion and dreams. We discuss the good, bad and ugly about what it takes to go for your dreams. We talk to small business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, employees and regular people going for it. What makes them tick? What is their "why" ? How do they handle adversity? We hope you can learn and inspire yourself to go for your dreams. You only have one life, so let's do it Big Time!
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Terra Missildine is a wild mom and serial entrepreneur whose mission is to help other ambitious moms turn their lives into an adventure. Through her personal development business, All In Life, and her forthcoming book and podcast, Undomesticated Daughters, she steps more fully into her own freedom every day. She is currently experimenting with what is to be a CEO, mom and volunteer at the same time. You can meet her at her website at allin.life, check her out at her co-hosted podcast Creating Wealth & Wellness, or keep an eye out for Undomesticated Daughters to drop!
Jo Dodds: I work with organisations and entrepreneurs as a consultant, speaker and trainer to help them to improve productivity, employee engagement and wellbeing.
Jo Dodds is the host of Use your power to live more. The podcast has been running since the beginning of 2016 and features home based business owners sharing their tips, tools and strategies for being more productive, organised and healthy.
The show follows a simple format. Little Doddsy, my daughter, introduces the guest in advance of my interview with them and then I provide a summary of the main tips, tools and strategies shared in the ‘Jo’s Gems’ section towards the end.
Maiko Schaffrath is co-founder & Head of Product at Real Changers.
Maiko is passionate about technology and its role in changing the world. He is a former Team Lead for WWF & Founder of multiple impact-driven startups & NGO’s.
My mission is to enable companies & individuals to solve the world’s biggest problems. Passionate about Tech for Good, helping startups at Wayra to maximise their impact & running realchangers where we connect individuals to careers at companies with impact.
5+ years experience in leading teams, project management & operations and management of startups and innovation programme
Maiko is the Host of “Impact Hustlers“, a monthly Podcast on the Entrepreneurs who solve the world’s biggest problems.
Developer since 2004, Benjamin Monjoie has grown fond of Android since he started tinkering with it in 2011. He is now a freelance Android developer and very involved in the community as both speaker at conferences and GDG organizer. On the side, he co-hosts a French speaking podcast about Android to more widely spread his passion for the little green robot.
Mark Gillespie is the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast, now in its 11th year of providing whisky lovers with weekly news and interviews from the world of whisky. A former contributing editor for Whisky Magazine, Mark is a veteran journalist with more than three decades of experience in broadcast and online journalism. He and his family own CaskStrength Media in the charming, yet regrettably dry town of Haddonfield, New Jersey.
My name is Karen Cordaway. I'm a podcast guest booker. I started this service after working with a Today Show Contributor that said I was good at it. I have also been able to earn media attention for myself. I help people raise awareness, build recognition and establish credibility.
Bill is 38 yrs old and lives in SW Florida. He is the host of the unsupervised podcast and hobbies are playing guitar, writing songs
He's a huge fan of the TV show Doctor Who and his favorite band is Foo Fighters
The Unsupervised podcast is a weekly comedy & talk podcast hosted by Bill, Mya, Mick and Junior. Take a break from the stress of world and listen as they share crazy stories & opinions, discuss odd news, make fun of anything and just try to have some fun. Sometimes inappropriate, often funny but always 100% real
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