Amanda Kingsmith is the co-host of The World Wanderers podcast on long-term travel as a lifestyle, as well the host of the M.B.Om podcast on how to master the business of yoga. Amanda is a yoga teacher, yoga studio manager, yoga teacher consultant, Praxis advisor, avid traveler, and lover of tea. When Amanda is not practicing yoga or traveling the world you can find her enjoying time with friends, hiking, reading, or writing. You can learn more about Amanda at www.amandakingsmith.com or through one of her podcasts at www.theworldwanderers.com and www.mbomyoga.com.
Drew Taddia traveled the world as a professional athlete coming from Canada, through the US, and overseas into Australia and Germany following his dreams and passion of baseball.
He quickly became the ‘go to’ guy regarding fitness and nutrition as he continually experimented on his own body to find out what foods would help recover quicker or build muscle more efficiently, how to exercise that would help him jump higher, run faster and help him stand out on the field.
He soon found out stress played a vital role in what he was putting both in and on his body, and how by reducing stress through a plant based diet and avoiding toxins both on and off the field, he could improve as an athlete and stand out from the competition.
Notable Notes about Drew:
Drew wrote a best selling book called Detoxify Yourself,
which is a 30 day plant based meal plan teaching readers how to avoid toxins, which foods will help heal and recover, and how to prepare the meals with recipes and grocery lists.
Because of the toxins on the market regarding conventional protein supplement he designed his own plant based protein powder made with quinoa and hemp hearts.
Drew has also been on air for 5 years as a radio host (96.5ckfm) where he interviews world renowned experts in health, fitness, nutrition, lifestyle and more.
Kim Orlesky is listed as one of the top sales leaders to follow, Startup Canada's Woman Entrepreneur, Success Magazine’s most inspirational blogger, and soon to be three-time author. She expands her presence with international speaking, including speaking at North America’s largest entrepreneurial event, Inbound, alongside Brené Brown and Michelle Obama. Kim’s courageousness to quit her life and backpack solo around the world inspired her to use her mastery in sales to help entrepreneurs create better sales processes. With Kim’s help her clients create thriving businesses that transform selling strategies into exclusive invitations. Invite only the clients you want and love to work with. Kim is The Leading Sales Coach.
Jay Soderberg: I am passionate about podcasting or "on demand audio" and have seen it as the future of audio broadcasting since 2006. Better known as "Pod Vader", I'm looking to make the future NOW. Did I mention a 7 time Podcast Award winner? That too.
Check out my NFL podcast, Next Fan Up on iTunes or at blogtalkradio.com/nextfanup. We have 32 SuperFans, each representing their favorite NFL team previewing and recapping the week of games in the NFL.
Jonathan Strickland joined HowStuffWorks in 2007 as a staff writer. In 2008, he launched the TechStuff podcast. Nearly 900 episodes later, his show continues, giving insight into the world of tech. In his spare time, Jonathan is an actor, a writer of fiction and, oddly enough, a podcaster.
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Stuart Fensterheim: I am licensed as a social worker through the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health. Throughout the years, I have worked in many acute care settings as a medical social worker, a trauma social worker, and a director of social services. I also have experience as an outpatient therapist at various mental health clinics and I am contributor to the Huffington Post.
I received my master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland in 1985, where I specialized in individual and family counseling. I have over 30 years of experience working with couples programs. I believe that family is the number one priority in life.
As the child of divorced parents I’ve witnessed firsthand the pain and anguish that couples endure when they’re stuck in a relationship that’s not working. Your home is the place where you should feel valued, important and loved for who you are. If you’re stuck in a situation where you’re feeling isolated and alone, the yearning to reach out to the person you love most and not feeling as though it’s possible can be the deepest pain you’ve ever experienced. I’ve dedicated my career to helping couples and families.
My goal is to be a resource for couples to enable them to have the closest connection possible to their partners and children. If I can help people to avoid that pain, my mission is accomplished. If you’re already in the midst of relationship troubles, I want to help you find your way back to a place where your sense of self and your identity are strong and healthy and your home is that place of love and security for the entire family.
Stuart has been featured as an expert in Scottsdale , AZ on 12news.com: http://www.12news.com/news/local/outreach/healthcheck/expert-smartphones-ruining-relationships- phubbing-to-blame/384741330 and is a contributor to Huffpost and Good Therapy.
Sara Varney juggles being a travel planner for MEI & Mouse Fan Travel, Co-Host of Disney Every Week with the PassPorter Moms Podcast, Mom to her incredible 13-year old son and Wife to her husband of 20 years. When she’s not at her computer, she’s probably reading or sleeping. Or pretending to read while she sleeps.
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Avinash Bajaj currently runs a podcast called "The MBA Jam" (www.thembajam.com), where he interviews Alumni from the world's best MBA programmes.
Avinash also works as a Senior Product Manager in his 9-to-5 day job; as an online entrepreneur selling physical products online and also runs educational workshops & events around Product Management in London, UK.
Originally from India, Avinash is passionate about education and contributing back to the community, hoping to start his future business around these areas.
As America’s first ever Olympic Gold Medalist in Whitewater Canoe Slalom, Joe Jacobi promotes strategies and shares stories for living and performing at your best, doing the work that matters and engaging with purpose. His platforms include performance coaching and consulting, professional speaking, broadcasting and writing.
Joe’s philosophy and values are built upon:
Joe writes and shares “Sunday Morning Joe,” a weekly email newsletter about improving performance, aligning with purpose and overcoming obstacles.
Joe’s wife, Lisa, is a professional musician and business owner and their 16 year-old daughter, Seu Jane, named for the Spanish city that hosted the 1992 Olympic Whitewater competition and an active athlete in Whitewater Canoe Slalom, now live La Seu d’Urgell, Spain
Ravi Jayagopal: My name is Ravi Jayagopal. I'm the Co-founder & Co-developer of DigitalAccessPass.com, a membership plugin & marketing platform for WordPress. I launched my first website in 1997, and I've been selling digital products online for the past 18 years. I have consulted and coached thousands of clients and helped them create a profitable online business using digital products, membership sites and recurring subscriptions.
I was the first Indian (back when I was still living in India) to sell a physical book online to an international market, way back in 1998. After failing at 2 brick-n-mortar businesses in India, and looking for more opportunities in the online world, I moved from India to New York in 2000, taking on a programming job. As a hobby, working nights and weekends, I developed and marketed the world's first download protector software for Paypal and ClickBank.
In 2007, I wrote my first book called "No Business Like E-Business" which went on to become an Amazon category best-seller at the time. I invented "Content Dripping" and in 2008, created the world's first membership plugin for WordPress, Digital Access Pass (DAP), that was the first software ever to do content dripping.
I am the host of a podcast at SubscribeMe.fm where I talk about the making, marketing and monetizing of online digital content.
I am also the author of a book by the same name, "Subscribe Me" at http://SubscribeMe.fm/book/
I've been fired from 2 jobs because I was too entrepreneurial. I was basically holding my breath and living in somebody else's body for 9 years - the time it would eventually take to get a "Green Card" and start my own full-time business and follow my passion. I slept for 4-5 hours a night for most of those years, worked late nights and weekends, to survive a job that I hated even though I was too darn good at it and made a heck of a lot of money doing it. And I had to do my "side business" only after completing all of the responsibilities of the day as an employee, father and husband. I gave up every imaginable hobby for many years, and my little business consumed me and became my only hobby, my secret indulgence, my guilty pleasure, my "take a break" task, my life and soul. I literally lived the cliche of pouring "blood, sweat and tears" into my passion.
Coming from humble beginnings in India, I am today a successful full-time entrepreneur, and through my family foundation in India, my wife and I give back as much as we can, to Indian children and communities in extreme poverty. And my software helps tens of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world protect their intellectual property, and helps monetize their knowledge, in every way they can dream up.
I live in San Diego, California with my beautiful wife Veena, who is the other co-founder & co-developer of DAP, 2 amazing kids, and a male dog inexplicably named Vanilla!
Oh, and I am also officially the "Coolest Geek On The Planet" (search Google for those keywords and you'll see :-)
His story begins in the year 2000 as an undergraduate studying for a Political Science degree. It was at this point, he realised he was done playing The System's game.
"Study hard at school so that you can get into university"
"Get the best degree possible so you can get a good job"
"Work every hour under the sun to get promotion"
"In the meantime, get married and have kids. Doesn't matter who with, just don't be on your own"
"Then work towards your retirement. Earn enough money so that you can see out your last, burnt out years in comfort"
This was the path that lay before him. His parents approved it, teachers promoted it, peers followed it and the media reinforced it. Problem was, he hated it. Where was the adventure? Where was the romance? Quite frankly, where was the life?
Deciding he'd rather be dead than follow this path, he realised he had nothing to lose. He had dreams, so why not follow them?
What happened next was a journey that saw him become a tennis coach, hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner and author. He’s taught children who've gone on to play national level tennis, helped people stop smoking, lose weight, overcome insomnia and build confidence. Finally, and his greatest achievement, he’s helped people realise they don't have to stay trapped in The System and, instead, can live the life they want, through his writing, speaking and videos.
It's been an incredible journey, but as with every great adventure, there have been set-backs. He’s overcome depression, self-doubt and moments where he’s questioned his entire purpose and being. At times, he thought he’d have to return to The System's path but in these moments, three lines from George Bernard Shaw always gave faith and strength,
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
William Morgan is the Host and producer of The Sports Report podcast.
Single father of three kids
Asurion cellphone Technician
Lover of anime,comic books and sports
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Wayne Mouland: The journey began in Cape Breton N.S. where Wayne was born and raised for 18 years before moving to the Big City, Toronto Canada back in 1990. Having walked in the darkness for the majority his life via drugs, violence and other criminal activities …he turned his life completely around to one of Love Peace and Harmony. Shortly after beginning his enlightenment awakening, he became present of his purpose to spread awareness on many topics such as Unity, Unconditional love, Meditation and the Power of a positive mindset to name a few also while doing a diverse list of humanitarian activities through an organization he founded called Echo Movement. Echo Movement is a meditation/humanitarian group which does work with many wonderful causes and charities on top of coordinating mass group meditations to help raise the vibration of the entire planet. On top of providing a wealth of enlightening and inspiring information, echomovement.ca is also a network for accessibility to healers, inspiring coaches, charities and other affiliated movements.
Besides spending time with his three wonderful children, another passion of Wayne’s is speaking and adding value to the lives of both adults and troubled youth who are on the path that he once traveled through his life coaching. He is also the Head Director of the Reviver Rejuvenation Ranch for troubled Boys ages 14-17.
Being so blessed in his journey, he is overwhelmingly grateful for the opportunity to be a fellow representative of unconditional love and self-awareness.
Karla Cauldwell’s mission is to inspire people to live their best life. She is a mother of three boys, wife of 15 years, and an extremely human person who is actively living her best life! She has a background in Nursing, Health Coaching, Business, and Inspiration. She blogs and broadcasts frequently to inspire.
My methodology to media editing is to maintain a "beginner's mentality." I never assume that the last way something had been done is still the best way, so I always rethink my tactics and try to learn something new. I edit everything in my project jar like it demands the most unique approach ever.
This is because, if there's one thing I've learned in my 21+ years as a TV/Film editor, is that the tools and the workflow we use can never be cutting-edge enough.
• Even if you think that your media pipeline is up-to-date, the fact is that it's probably anything but optimal.
• The sad truth in the video production business is that the telecine-based workflows being used- the very way of thinking about how media can and should happen - is old-and-busted.
By keeping myself in a constant state of learning, I help my people find better media creation pathways. This frees them from repetitive and technical complications. The menial tasks that editors/artists are currently burdened with, goes away.
Yes, smarter, more modern and efficient workflows are becoming available. The big players in Hollywood are just beginning to see what's possible, and we'll be seeing less telecine-based pipelines take over.
If you were around for the DV revolution in the late '90s, my fellow LinkedIn friend, then you know how disruptive new democratizing technology can be. If you thought the industry took a hit when cheap digital video cameras and NLEs swept into the market, you haven't seen anything yet!
10 years ago, clients were cahrged $500/hr to watch me operate an Inferno/Smoke editing system. Those $500 seats are becoming way more rare, wouldn't you say?
My advise is to start adopting a little "beginner curiosity", put the pick-whip down for a second, and look around. When you're ready to open your mind to today's possibilities, I'm right here.
Brian Mininger: I help people who want to work from home, but don't have a distraction free space, by building portable offices and work-spaces that go anywhere you want them to go... from the backyard, to the your clients location or on the road for a mobile lifestyle.
I am a passionate "builder." I have been building things ever since a was a toddler. I love seeing "raw materials" come together through hard work and creativity into something that makes our world a better place. Through the years I have applied that passion to building structures, relationships, companies, organizations, teams and communities.
I have worked in the construction industry for 20 years. I began my career managing volunteer work crews for Habitat for Humanity. Through the years I have been involved in all aspects of the industry from field work to owning and building a Design/Build remodeling firm.
I bring a strong background in leadership, team building, and operations to the founding of Bear Creek Enterprises. My focus is to make sure that our production team is functioning at a high level to deliver our projects and products on-time and on-budget.
I am passionate about helping fuel the growth of business and our economy through delivering construction services and portable work solutions that meet the growth needs of our clients.
My family and I reside in the Shenandoah valley. I love participating in the many activities of my 4 teenage daughters, connecting with friends & family, spending time outdoors, and cheering on my favorite sports teams. I am an active member of the Bridge Christian Church and the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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Keno Radio is an entertainment website featuring podcasts, blogs & videos talking everything sports, current events, pop culture, and whatever else we got on our minds
Luke Bayard grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. His dad is a private lawyer and his mother owned a floral shop. Seeing his parents’ work sparked a passion inside of Luke. For him, entrepreneurship, the idea that “this is something I created and it means something to me,” captivated him at a young age. And like many entrepreneurs, the idea of choosing your own agenda and defining your own rules only further solidified his path. Today he runs the multi-media brand Cult Of Startup, to help inspire entrepreneurs, startup founders and anyone who is looking to go into business for themselves.
On Cult of Startup podcast, Luke Bayard, invites special guests to recall the early days of starting there business before reaching their success. Listen as they share stories and advice based on their horrible, embarrassing or awesome experiences. In each episode, Luke takes a nothing-off-limits approach to discovering why entrepreneurs found success. This hour will feel like you’re hanging with your startup buddies. The format is informative, loose and most of all entertaining.
In 2010, 14-year old Tammy Tuckey had been an avid Disney podcast listener but she could never find a show that highlighted the individuals she admired most – the talents behind The Walt Disney Company’s films, music, television shows, and theme-parks.
She began a weekly, iTunes podcast called The Tiara Talk Show in 2013, and has hosted, produced & edited over 200 different episodes. Her interview credits include Helen Reddy, Ed Asner, Debbie Reynolds, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Schwartz, Sounds of Blackness, Nathaniel Parker, Marsha Thomason, Don Hahn, Bruce Broughton, Brenda Chapman, the original Mouseketeers (Cubby O’Brien, Nancy Abbate, Lonnie Burr and Bobby Burgess) and theme-park cast members.
Aside from hosting The Tiara Talk Show, Tuckey is a trained singer, actress, director (“Dracula: A Play in On Act), songwriter (iTunes single “After the End of the Story”) and an Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker (“More Than A Blanket”). She has starred in over 20 theatrical productions, including High School Musical (Gabriella Montez), Pippin (Grandma Berthe), Play On! (Phyllis Montague) and Beauty & the Beast (Belle). Recently, her song cover of the Jessica Rabbit tune “Why Don’t You Do Right?” reached over 1.5 million hits on YouTube.
In 2016, Tammy partnered with HER Interactive to produce and host the first official Nancy Drew podcast, “Unlocked,” that reaches over 100,000 fans per episode.
Dave Negri is the founder of Contractors Secret Weapon
Our marketing podcast is unlike anything available elsewhere to contractors...we talk with marketing specialists across the board who give us concrete tips directed entirely towards the trades. Some of the topics we cover include Marketing, Sales Cycles, Pricing, Positioning, Branding and more.
Just about everything we talk about we’ve done the good the bad and the boring. We discuss what has worked for us why it has worked and why it might not have worked. Good marketing is the key to having a very profitable business.
Throwing good money into the black hole of advertising is not good marketing it is BAD advertising. We will show you the difference and teach you how to ask the right questions when that next person comes in to sell you advertising. At the end of the day, we will consider it a win if you achieve enough success to stop thinking of your contracting business in commodity based terms and can switch over to a value based business, cherry picking only the best clients who respect you and your experience in your trade.
Dave has been a painting contractor and entrepreneur for the last 28 years, successfully starting and growing service based businesses like his Elite Home and Property Services company which is in Clearwater, FL.
Through hard work and marketing knowledge, Dave has been able to step out of the day-to-day operations of this business to focus on helping other contractors grow their businesses and succeed as he has.
In 2001 Dave put his painting business aside due to the boom of the real estate market which hit Florida like a hurricane. He focused on buying and selling houses for the next 5 years, successfully “flipping” over 55 homes. He attributes his success at this endeavor entirely to his knowledge and background in marketing which allowed him to first find LOTS of sellers who would sell cheap and then buyers who wanted to buy high!
While other contractors scrambled to pick up crumbs then and in the following crash, Dave has been chugging away, providing a very nice life for his family and taking his wife (Valerie) on trips and generally enjoying his success.
Kevin Tumlinson: MEDIA PROFESSIONALS: If you have a podcast, blog, YouTube channel, or radio or television show, and you're looking for guests, I'm always on the lookout for new venues to talk about Draft2Digital, self-publishing, and my own writing and podcasting career.
MY MISSION: To craft stories that inform and inspire, educate and entertain.
I am a bestselling and award-winning thriller, with more than 40 fiction and non-fiction books published worldwide. Much of my career has been in marketing and media, including a decade-spanning career as an award-winning copywriter. I’ve been contracted by some of the biggest brands on the planet, to help tell their story, and some of my video work was even aired for President Obama and his cabinet.
To the writing and publishing community, I am known as the Voice of Indie Authors. As the host of the popular Wordslinger Podcast, and with appearances on hundreds of author-related podcasts, blogs, and shows, I’ve become a friendly and familiar presence among the author community, as well as with those entrepreneurs and business that serve indie authors. I travel to conferences and events worldwide, advocating for the empowerment of independent and will-be authors everywhere.
My passion is for stories—and my novels have gained an incredible worldwide audience of readers who love my work, and actively seek to see me succeed. For the first season of my author career, I wrote science fiction and fantasy. Today, I am a successful thriller author, and my Dan Kotler thrillers have been bestsellers and award winners.
My passion for storytelling is carried over into podcasting and media production. I use my television and radio background and experience to produce a weekly interview-format show that brings the behind-the-scenes story of hundreds of entrepreneurs and authors to more than 35,000 listeners each week.