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INspired INsider Podcast

INspiredINsider.com Show with Dr. Jeremy Weisz features interviews with successful and inspirational entrepreneurs, authors, and visionary leaders. The interviews reveal deeply personal stories and explore the tough journey of Big Challenges or Big Mistakes that the inspirational leaders overcame to achieve success. Here are some inspiring stories you will find: - Jonny Imerman with Imerman Angels--Listen to how one guest fought and beat cancer. He then started an organization to match others to help battle cancer by providing one on one mentorship with someone who has already battled and beat that same cancer. It is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. --Jordan Guernsey Founder of MoldingBox--How did the CEO and founder of a multimillion dollar company handle both personally and professionally being diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma. He said it was the best thing that ever happened to him. There are also featured interviews with the founders of SkyMall, Wistia, Noah's Bagels (Einsteins) and many more! Thank you for listening from your host, Dr. Jeremy Weisz.

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[Top Agency Series] The Hawke Method To Leading and Growing Successful Companies With Erik Huberman
Marketing professional Erik Huberman is the Founder and CEO of Hawke Media. Hawke Media is your outsourced CMO and one of the fastest-growing marketing agencies. The company is valued at over $150 million and is responsible for growing over 3,000 worldwide brands. Erik is a captivating speaker, storyteller, thought leader, and writer. His published writings can be found in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Rolling Stone. Erik is also the author of a national best-seller, The Hawke Method: The Three Principles of Marketing That Made Over 3,000 Brands Soar.  Additionally, Erik is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including The International Business Awards’ Entrepreneur of the Year, a Telly Award, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, CSQ’s 40 Under 40, and Inc. Magazine’s Top 25 Marketing Influencers. In this episode… Founding and operating a company is no easy feat. Furthermore, heading a company becomes more challenging as it grows and profits. But what happens when one company evolves into two or more? By age 26, entrepreneur Erik Huberman had already successfully founded, grown, and sold two e-commerce businesses. But he didn’t stop there. As the owner of one of the most successful and fastest-growing marketing agencies, Erik has spearheaded two entities under Hawke Media company. It seems that everything he touches turns to gold. So, what is Erik’s magic formula for establishing and growing lucrative companies? Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring the Founder and CEO of Hawke Media, Erik Huberman. They discuss Erik’s methods for developing successful companies, Hawke Media's origins, and Hawke AI's future. Plus, Erik shares a story from his best-seller The Hawke Method: The Three Principles of Marketing That Made Over 3,000 Brands Soar.
42:15 08/12/22
[Health Longevity Series] Whole Family Wellness With Dr. Kristin Oja of STAT Wellness
Dr. Kristin Oja is the Founder and CEO of STAT Wellness, a one-stop wellness shop that focuses on both functional medicine and movement. Dr. Oja obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice and MS in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus from Georgia College & State University. She’s an entrepreneur and nurse practitioner, and her mission is to transform healthcare one patient at a time.  In this episode… The food quality of a typical American diet is grounds for health concerns. We are getting a lot of high fructose corn syrup and sodas, which makes our fat cells very plump and impacts how our pancreas makes insulin and how our body stores fat. These days, we’re much more sedentary, and our energy, carbohydrates, and glucose exceed what we can fit into our cells. Instead of pushing glucose into muscles, which happens in an active state, we’re pushing it all into our fat cells. We're also beginning to store this fat around our liver and kidneys. More concerning is that we are seeing this in children as well. So what can we do? Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Founder and CEO of STAT Wellness, Dr. Kristin Oja. They discuss what you need to know about supplements (and supplements for kids), tips for eating healthier and lowering cholesterol, healthy smoothies to try, and more! 
41:35 06/12/22
[SaaS Series] Visually Appealing Designs for Everyone Featuring Payman Taei, Founder of Visme
Payman Taei is the Founder and President of Visme, a platform that creates engaging presentations, infographics, and almost any other type of visually engaging content. Payman started Visme in response to the need for an easy-to-use platform that allows non-designers to speak visually. Since 2013, Visme's user base has grown to over 16 million businesses, nonprofits, and individuals from over 100 countries.  In this episode… We are in a business world that can't do without producing and consuming visual content of different forms. The problem is that there aren’t nearly enough affordable pro-designers for hire. So, how do small business owners compete to create visually appealing designs for their brands — even if they don't have design skills? Visme was created for that purpose. Unlike any other SaaS design solution, Visme is the bridge between simple and super-sophisticated design. From top brands like IBM and Netflix to startups, everyone can use Visme. But what's their brand story, and how did they become this big? Is Visme for you?  Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Founder and President of Visme, Payman Taei. They discuss Visme's journey from bootstrap to 16 million users from 100 countries (and counting), why the tool is different, how they maintain culture with over 100 remote employees, and more!
37:40 01/12/22
[Top Agency Series] Conversion Rate Optimisation Made Simple With Khalid Saleh, CEO of Invesp
Khalid Saleh is the CEO of Invesp, one of the first conversion rate optimization (CRO) agencies in North America. They work with large companies like eBay, 3M, Target, and Special Olympics as well as smaller startups. Before co-founding Invesp, Khalid was an e-commerce software architect. He built his career devising e-commerce and optimization solutions for companies like American Express, Motorola, and Citrix.  In this episode… Gone are the days when website traffic is the be-all and end-all. More than ever, brands seek quality traffic that converts to tangible revenue. A great way to drive traffic is through websites anchor emotion-laden copy with functionality. It is about guiding your customers along their buyers' journey through your website by addressing their pain points.  Yet how do you dig up these pain points? What are the necessary website improvements you need to make? It begins by understanding why people buy, listening to customers, experimenting, and much more. Ready to find out more?  Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the CEO of Invesp, Khalid Saleh. They discuss the mind of a typical buyer, how the elements of a b2b website should be a guide to customers, case studies of simple conversion actions, and lots more! 
50:52 29/11/22
[Top Agency Series] How to Get Traction Through Cold Emailing With Robert Dodd and Joe Solano of XL Technologies LLC
Robert Dodd and Joe Solano are co-founders of XL Technologies, a digital agency with over 20 years of experience helping US-based real estate brokers grow and scale their brokerages. As CEO, Robert works with real estate agents and brokers to execute sophisticated omnichannel advertising and recruiting campaigns. On the other hand, Joe is the COO and oversees all of XL Technologies’ research, development, and engineering groups.  Robert and Joe created proprietary software for brokerages called eCampaign Pro, a system that helps build targeted agent-to-agent email marketing lists. In this episode… Cold emailing is a powerful marketing strategy for b2b companies but is often misunderstood. One of the biggest mistakes businesses make is getting too aggressive with the frequency of emails and giving out too much information to an indifferent audience.  You need to have the right balance of cadence and messaging in your cold emails to get the traction you want. That includes setting up an email sequence, pain point agitation, sending emails at the right time, tracking performance, testing, and much more. What else should be considered?  Listen to this episode of Inspired Insider with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring the CEO and COO of XL technologies,  Robert Dodd and Joe Solano respectively. They discuss avoiding cold emailing mistakes, getting traction through cold emailing, email marketing software for real estate brokers, and more! 
40:56 24/11/22
Profiting From Your Tech Stack With Orrin Klopper, the CEO of Netsurit
From being expelled from school to $30M in revenue, Orrin Klopper has become a recognized and successful entrepreneur. He is a Co-founder and the CEO of Netsurit, a Managed IT and Security Services company founded 24 years ago during the lead-up to Y2K. Since then, he's grown the company to 100 people and over $30 million in revenue through acquisitions and organic growth.  Orrin is also a founding member of EO South Africa and a member of YPO. In this episode… Many businesses have invested a lot in technology, but most users have not caught up to the changes. Much worse is that some companies fail to educate their people about technological vulnerabilities and how to protect themselves against cyber attacks.  You can have all the security in the world, but if your users are unaware, they may become a window for a security breach. How do you respond if your tech system is breached? Equally important, how do you maximize the total value of your tech stack? Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring the CEO of Netsurit, Orrin Klopper. They discuss the typical tech security breaches most companies face, how to respond to an IT security attack, maximizing your tech stack through innovation and automation, and more. 
46:41 22/11/22
[SaaS Series] Link Building Simplified With Farzad Rashidi, Co-Founder of Respona
Farzad Rashidi is a Co-founder of Respona, a link-building outreach platform that helps businesses increase organic traffic from Google. He previously ran the marketing efforts at Visme as Director of Marketing, where he helped the company gain over 16 million active users and 3 million monthly organic traffic. He graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.  In this episode… Link building for SEO is not an easy task. Although tools like Respona simplify the outreach process, there’s more to link-building than outreach. There’s the overlooked strategy component to determine if SEO is the best acquisition channel for your business. There is also the on and off-page SEO strategies that brands should consider.  You need to get your keyword research, page speed, content, and more dialed in for on-page SEO. But that’s only a few pieces of the puzzle. Unfortunately, many brands drop off when they don’t get immediate results after spending resources for on-page SEO. The real difference maker is link-building. Want to find out more about link-building and how to leverage it?  Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring the Co-founder of Respona, Farzad Rashidi. They discuss outreach tactics for your business, strategies for growing organic traffic, types of content to create, and more!
48:38 17/11/22
[Top Agency Series] How to Grow Your Agency Fast With Jim Huffman, Founder and CEO of GrowthHit
Jim Huffman is the CEO of GrowthHit, a growth marketing consultancy specializing in running customer-centric growth experiments. He is also the Co-founder of One Day Design, Handsome Chaos, and is the Host of the podcast If I Was Starting Today. Jim is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Growth Marketers Playbook using his experience from growing two startups to over $10M in sales. In addition to these accomplishments, he has led workshops at Fortune 500 brands, including FedEx, Oreo, and Intuit.Jim is a Startup Mentor at Techstars. In this episode… Growth marketing is one of the most essential services agencies can offer their clients. However, to provide professional services, you must develop a structured growth plan for your agency. So how can you scale your business to optimize your services and maximize sales?  When structuring his agency for growth, Jim Huffman referenced Nathan Barry’s framework for wealth creation. This model regards agency growth as a ladder in which you begin as an employee, start to market services, productize those services, and then sell products before progressing into a SaaS platform. The wealth creation ladder allowed Jim to productize growth as a service by offering his clients web pages, ads, and emails. By implementing this approach, you can scale effectively and generate new clients. Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring the Founder and CEO of GrowthHit, Jim Huffman. They discuss Jim’s strategy for vetting companies for product-to-market fit, how he structures his agency and company culture, and setting up a marketing funnel to drive conversions. 
45:21 15/11/22
How to Build Your Brand and Authority in a Competitive Space With Howard Ankin, Owner of Ankin Law Office LLC
Howard Ankin is the Owner of Ankin Law Office LLC, founded in 1997 alongside his father and partner, Paul Ankin. The firm has extensive experience helping people with personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death, Social Security, disability, and criminal litigation.  They've represented over 25,000 clients and had hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts. Howard is a proven leader in the courtroom and the community. In this episode… If your business is in a competitive industry, one of your primary concerns is building your brand and finding ways to stand out. While it is an uphill battle, if you learn the best principles for the personal injury space, you will be on your way to becoming a leader in that industry. So how do other leaders build their brand to edge out the fierce competition?  According to today’s guest, Howard Ankin, you must be a community resource. You must be the best at your work and collaborate with recognizable people in your industry to get ahead. What does this look like in practice?  Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring the Owner of Ankin Law Office, Howard Ankin. They discuss Howard’s journey to building a brand and authority in Chicago's personal injury law practice, the marketing principles he adopted over the years, and more.
36:45 10/11/22
[Top Agency Series] Secrets to Offshore Hiring With Kasim Aslam, Founder and CEO of Solutions 8
Kasim Aslam is the Founder and CEO of Solutions 8, a top-ranked Google Ads agency. He's a Traffic Coach for DigitalMarketer's elite coaching program and was selected to help create DigitalMarketer's paid traffic certification. He is a contributor at the Driven Mastermind and is a Co-host of Perpetual Traffic, one of the most respected marketing podcasts. In this episode… There are many benefits to operating your business with an offshore team: from labor savings cost to diversity and access to unique talents from all over the world. However, only some business owners know how to get the best people to join their team.  Another pain point is maintaining culture when you have a diverse and international team. What if there was a method, however, to get the best talents from different regions, make them a part of your team, and better serve your clients?  Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring the Founder and CEO of Solutions 8, Kasim Aslam. They discuss Kasim’s secrets to successful offshore hiring, maintaining culture, the future of Google Ads, the dynamics of agency pricing, and lots more. 
45:57 08/11/22
[Top Chicago Business Series] Prepare to Scale With Bobby Achettu, CEO of Accelerated Growth
Bobby Achettu is the Founder and CEO of Accelerated Growth, an accounting, finance, and technology consulting firm based in Chicago. He has grown the organization to 130 team members, leading them to four consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000 list and partnerships with companies between $3 million and $300 million. Bobby is the President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization’s (EO) Chicago chapter. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University, where he teaches the evolution of modern business. In this episode… The landscape of business is constantly changing. There are countless factors that influence the business world, whether it be COVID, interest rates, natural disasters, war, etc. When these shocks happen, many companies do not have the mechanisms to insulate them from these events.  On the other hand, when opportunities arise to raise capital or successfully exit, many businesses fail to capitalize on them. They need more infrastructure in accounting, finance, and technology to make the most of these openings. So how do you insulate your business from the effects of external shocks? What are the systems you need to leverage growth opportunities? Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring the CEO of Accelerated Growth, Bobby Achettu. They discuss lessons from restructuring a multi-billion dollar bank, protecting your business against outside influences, preparing for hyper growth, and more.
39:39 03/11/22
Recovering From Addiction With Tim Westbrook, CEO of Camelback Recovery
Tim Westbrook is the Founder and CEO of Camelback Recovery, a mental health clinic and addiction treatment center in Phoenix, Arizona. Tim had struggled with a substance addiction that eventually affected every area of his life.  Through his journey out of addiction and into recovery, Tim brings strength and hope to those who want lifelong sobriety. He is also the Host of the I Love Being Sober podcast where he goes into detail on recovery and addiction treatment. In this episode… Drug addiction is a killer. The sooner people get real help, the faster they can begin their journey to recovery and better health. Most people are aware of the standard recovery process, but there are many levels of treatment a person should go through to get their life back.  Unfortunately, not many know what the journey to recovery entails. So how do you find the right resources you need for you or a loved one? What should you expect from the process?  Listen to this Inspired Insider episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, featuring the CEO and Founder of Camelback Recovery, Tim Westbrook. They discuss Tim's journey into and out of addiction, the struggle of getting and staying sober, how to win after sober living, and much more!
42:32 01/11/22
[Top Chicago Business Series] Growing Through Data And Analytics With David Fussichen, CEO of Analytics8
David Fussichen is the CEO of Analytics8, a data and analytics consulting company that empowers executives with the information they need to make good decisions fast. He founded the American arm of the company in 2005 and has since been focused on building it domestically and internationally.  Before Analytics8, David had worked as a Practice Manager at Business Objects and a consultant at MicroStrategy. When he is not working, he spends his weekends building something or doing an activity with my family. In this episode… HR analytics is crucial for companies as they grapple with how to attract, retain, and maximize their team. Another pain point is supply chain analytics as businesses want to know when their shipment will be late and what they can do about it.  David Fussichen has been at the forefront of data and analytics issues and was gracious to share his story on this episode of the podcast. So is your business generating data you can’t interpret, or are you looking to revive your old systems and grow your company?  Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz and the CEO of Analytics8, David Fussichen. They discuss how David grew Analytics8 from scratch, the data and analytics that companies have, what it is like growing a consulting business, and much more.
43:13 27/10/22
How To Fix Culture and Increase Profitability With Will Scott of The Culture Fix Academy
Will Scott is the Founder and Actuator of The Culture Fix Academy, whose team is on a mission to usher in a decade of conscious leadership to cure the malaise of employee disengagement. Will is a self-proclaimed “culture czar” and is passionate about creating environments where people thrive on being the best they can be.  He leads workshops and speaks on corporate culture, using his proprietary nine-step process to take organizations from core values to genuinely having a valued culture. In this episode… Many entrepreneurs know the essence of core values and have written some for their companies. The problem is that only a few entrepreneurs have turned those core values into a culture that translates into profitability.  For instance, how many of your employees can use and remember your core values in a conversation? How likely are your employees to recommend your company to their best friends? Do your employees know the purpose of the work they do? Will Scott has the right strategies to turn your core values into a great culture.  Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Founder of The Culture Fix Academy, Will Scott. They discuss why companies need to improve their culture, how to turn core values into a valued culture, and more.
07:12 25/10/22
The Power of Podcasting With Tom Schwab, Founder of Interview Valet
Tom Schwab is the Founder and Chief Evangelist Officer of Interview Valet. Interview Valet is a Podcast Interview Marketing (PIM) company that helps clients leverage targeted podcast interviews to talk directly to their ideal customers. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, Chicago chapter.  In this episode… Previously, inbound marketing only needed guest blogging to build authority and attract new leads for a business. But targeting was complex, and the impact was difficult to track and measure. As a result, relationship-based businesses like coaches, consultants, agencies, and authors struggled to achieve results.  Now with podcast interview marketing, you can target specific audiences, build authority across industries, and get the attention of your ideal clients. Want to find out more about leveraging the power of podcasting?  Listen to the Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Founder of Interview Valet, Tom Schwab. They discuss the evolution of podcasting as a relationship marketing tool, the types of businesses that need podcasting, how to be a good podcast guest, and more. 
12:30 20/10/22
Spicing Up Employee Retention With Sudeep Goenka, Director of Goldiee Group
Sudeep Goenka is the Director of Goldiee Group, one of India's largest producers of quality spices and food products. Sudeep's father and uncle co-founded the business in 1980. They produce instant noodles, pasta, pickles, sauces, and more. Sudeep began his career at the company in 2006 and is also the President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Uttar Pradesh Chapter in India.  In this episode… Employee retention is an issue that’s top-of-mind for many entrepreneurs. It’s worse if your business is going through a transition phase from one generation to another or from one owner to another. How do you keep your best and long-serving people happy?  Today's guest, Sudeep Goenka, had a similar challenge. He is a second-generation leader at a food product company that employs over 4,000 people, many of whom have been in the company since its inception. So how did Sudeep solve the employee retention problem?  Listen to the Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Sudeep Goenka, Director of Goldiee Group. They discuss gamification of employee retention, sustainability in manufacturing, and more.
11:44 18/10/22
The King of Coffee With Steve Benitez, Founder and CEO of Bo’s Coffee
Steve Benitez is the Founder and CEO of Bo’s Coffee, the first and largest chain of coffeehouses in the Philippines. Since its inception in 1996, Bo’s Coffee has grown to over 100 stores, gradually expanding nationwide, with branches in Qatar and Dubai.  Steve is a former president and an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Philippines, holds a degree in economics, and studied business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Wharton School of Business. In this episode… When you think of the Philippines, coffee and this South Asian region are generally not synonymous. So what influenced Steve Benitez to open a coffee shop there? Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Steve Benitez, Founder and CEO of Bo’s Coffee, to discuss the journey that led to his chain of coffee shops in the Philippines, the methodology behind the stores’ team training, his moving story about building a business from grassroots, and more.
07:54 13/10/22
Coaching You All the Way to the C-Suite and Beyond With Sean Magennis, President of CEO Coaching International
South African native Sean Magennis is the President of CEO Coaching International. CEO Coaching is a consulting firm staffed with high-performing executive coaches focused on developing exceptional leaders through strategy, leadership, innovation, team building, and cultural design.  Sean credits his skills in team building, psychology, and sociology to his time in the military, which later evolved into his entrepreneurial strengths. Sean has cultivated over 14 years as a lucrative business owner and is an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.  In this episode… Are you a high-performing executive with aspirations of joining the C-Suite? Or, maybe you’re a founder or CEO profiting millions of dollars in revenue, but feeling stagnant?  For high-achieving professionals who are used to winning in business, sometimes an overwhelming feeling can overcome you — and maybe you begin to question how much more you can achieve. At CEO Coaching International, there are coaches in place who have “been there and done that.” Not only can they light a new fire in you, but they also have the know-how, resources, and tools to bolster your career, resulting in you “Making Big Happen.” Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the President of CEO Coaching International, Sean Magennis. They discuss the benefits of the CEO’s executive coaching program, who qualifies for this type of coaching, the latest book written by four of the CEO’s coaches, and more.
08:14 11/10/22
Boost Your Sales Team’s Productivity With Robert Hartline, Founder and CEO of Call Proof
Robert Hartline is the Founder and CEO of Call Proof, an app for field sales organizations that manages their customers by compiling personal data in a sales activity reporting system. The app allows business owners and sales leaders to track sales activity and business reports automatically, boosting productivity which leads to more sales. Robert is also a Professional EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Implementer for EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization) Worldwide. Using EOS, he was able to scale his business from $11 million to $100 million in three years. In this episode… Salespeople do not appreciate being micromanaged. As a business leader, however, you must keep track of your employees’ activities when they are out on the field. How do you maintain accountability without interrupting workflow? In this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz interviews Robert Hartline, Founder and CEO of Call Proof, to discuss the Call Proof app and how it can directly benefit your sales team. Robert also shares his advice on how to train salespeople effectively. Thanks for tuning in!
05:56 06/10/22
Your Company’s Database Problem With Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona
Peter Zaitsev is the Co-founder and CEO of Percona. Percona provides best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training, and software for MySQL®, MariaDB®, MongoDB®, PostgreSQL®, and other open-source databases in on-premise and cloud environments.  Peter leveraged his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the business' most respected open-source companies. With over 200 professionals in 30 plus countries, Peter's venture now serves over 3,000 customers — including the "who's who" of internet giants, large enterprises, and many exciting startups. In this episode… If you’re a B2B SaaS owner or run an internet-driven business, chances are that your company depends on a database. One of the significant problems you’ll likely encounter is scalability.  How do you scale your database as your business grows? That’s one problem that Peter Zaitsev is helping companies solve. Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Peter Zaitsev, the Co-founder and CEO of Percona. They discuss the database problem SaaS companies face, how to solve it, and more. 
08:50 04/10/22
Why Grow? With Patrick Bryant, Will Scott, and Kris Kluver of The 3 Growth Guys
Patrick Bryant is a driven leader of startups with one primary focus: to build products that people love. He knows the secret to grow multimillion-dollar companies (he's grown six). Patrick is the “grow your business” guy who teaches the three-part framework that fast-growing companies use to craft products and services made for growth. He is also the CEO and Co-founder of the CODE/+/TRUST software development firm with offices in Washington, DC and Charleston, South Carolina. Will Scott is a self-proclaimed “culture czar” who is passionate about creating environments where people thrive on being the best they can be. He leads workshops and regularly speaks on corporate culture using his proprietary nine-step process for taking organizations from having core values to genuinely having a valued culture. Kris Kluver is a dedicated speaker, facilitator, advisor, seasoned entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He has written the book The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Start-Up Bible and The Fable: Life on Your Terms, part of the “Defining What's Next” series. Kris has helped thousands of individuals, couples, and organizations find balance and achieve more than they ever thought possible using simple tools, candid facilitation, and unique stories. In this episode… As an entrepreneur, you’re likely thinking about baking growth strategies into your business model. To grow your business, you need a model that can scale, excellent people to push it forward, and a great leader to guide them. Perhaps you have a great model, but what you need now are strategies to grow your people or yourself in order to grow your business. If you’re finding yourself stuck in any of these areas, it’s time to meet the three growth guys.  Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the partners of the 3 Growth Guys, Patrick Bryant, Will Scott, and Kris Kluver. They discuss what it means to grow your business, team, and self, why it’s important, and the strategies to do so.
07:08 29/09/22
Improving User Experience and Helping Ukrainian Refugees With Monika Mikowska, CEO of Mobee Dick
Monika Mikowska is the CEO of Mobee Dick, a research and design services agency for Polish and international clients with a team of 30 professionals and 3.6 million PLN revenue in 2019. Before she became CEO in 2017, Monika was the agency's Sales and Marketing Director for five years. She helped them close deals up to 3.8 million PLN in revenue selling consultancy and design.  Monika is also the Engagement Chair for the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Poland Board and the Women Recruitment Expert.  In this episode… Mobee Dick, an agency out of Poland, is helping companies create products that users want — not what the brand thinks users want. They are doing it through user research services and user interface design. Led by today's guest, Monika Mikowska, Mobee Dick is seeking global partnerships.  Monika is also a part of EO Poland, which has funds helping Ukrainian refugees and is open to donations. Want to learn more about Mobee Dick, EO Poland, and how you can partner with them? Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the CEO of Mobee Dick, Monika Mikowska. They discuss what to do before designing a web app and website mistakes brands make. They also talk about Monika's work with EO Poland, how you can contribute to helping Ukrainian refugees living in Poland, and more.
18:59 27/09/22
Already Successful or Shifting the Goalposts? With Kris Kluver, Founder of Life on Your Terms
Kris Kluver is the Founder of Life on Your Terms, where he and his team of coaches provide couples talks, workshops, and retreats focused on applying the Life on Your Terms methodologies. He's also the Author of Life on Your Terms: For Individuals: Defining What's Next. Kris has national and international speaking experience with groups ranging from university students to professionals. He’s also the Accelerator Board Chair for the Entrepreneur’s Organization. In this episode… Business owners are constantly striving for success. But the irony is that they have surrendered what success looks like to commercials or the scarcity mindsets of parents and peers. So, even when you're doing well financially, you end up on that hedonic treadmill where you constantly move the goalposts.  Are you one of such entrepreneurs engrossed with growing their business and becoming successful but have lost sight of what a healthy, successful life looks like? What would your life look like if you gained clarity and started to live on your terms?  Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Founder of Life on Your Terms, Kris Kluver. They discuss what a healthy, successful life looks like, how to redefine success, and more.   
08:27 22/09/22
The Hardest Part of Raising Capital With Jane Bianchini, VP of Global Strategic Alliances at Criteria Corp
Jane Bianchini is the VP of Global Strategic Alliances at Criteria Corp, a talent success company that helps organizations make more objective, evidence-based talent decisions that reduce bias and drive outcomes. Before joining Criteria Corp, Jane was the Founder and CEO of Alcami Interactive, which she sold and morphed into Criteria Corp. Alcami Interactive was a digital video interviewing platform that replaced the early screening stage of the recruitment process with video. In this episode… Being a non-technical founder of a tech startup can be overwhelming on different fronts, from the struggle to recruit a technical director to the hassle of raising capital and convincing investors of your competence to lead the company. On top of that, it gets more challenging if you’re a female founder. Fortunately, today’s guest, Jane Bianchini, has been through the struggle, exited her company, and has a lot of insight to share. She even shares her secret strategy for retaining and keeping tech teams happy. Ready to learn more? Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the VP of Global Strategic Alliances at Criteria Corp, Jane Bianchini. They discuss the gender disparity when raising capital, how female founders can turn the tide, how to recruit and keep tech talent, and more.
12:23 20/09/22
EO Atlanta | You Can Have It All With Ethan King, Co-Founder of Zeus' Closet
Ethan King is the Co-founder of Zeus' Closet, a franchisor of retail stores offering advanced apparel personalization. Zeus' Closet is like a tattoo shop for your clothes. They do very advanced embroidered work like specialty embroidery for fraternities and sororities, the entertainment industry, film, and TV. Ethan is also the Co-founder of Stuff4GREEKS, a company specializing in advanced digitizing and embroidery. In this episode… Do you believe you can have it all as an entrepreneur — a thriving business, a healthy life, and a happy family? Today's guest, Ethan King, believes he can have it all beyond business success. That's what he describes as wealth beyond money…he even has a book based on that mantra.  Ethan says it’s one of the biggest lessons he learned from his mentor, Warren Rustand. He tells the story of how that mindset has helped him build the Zeus' Closet brand and earned the platform to work with celebrities like Rick Ross, Tyler Perry, Akon, and more. Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Co-founder of Zeus' Closet, Ethan King. They discuss the awe-inspiring projects for Rick Ross and Marvel Studios, the business lessons Ethan learned from Tyler Perry, and more.
11:07 15/09/22
EO Arizona | How To Transform Your Marketing Fortunes With David Anderson, CEO of Off Madison Ave
David Anderson is the CEO and Founder of Off Madison Ave, a full-service marketing agency located in Arizona. He conceived and crystallized a vision for the company and diversified service offerings to attain double-digit percentage growth in 2021. David is also part of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in Arizona and was previously the Global Board of Directors Chair for EO. In this episode… Not all marketing strategies work the way we want them to, and that’s okay. But not knowing how to transform your marketing from efforts to fortunes is not okay. David Anderson from Off Madison Ave says it’s about building a brand identity, increasing awareness, and supporting your marketing with PR and paid media to drive action. Unfortunately, many businesses do not have clarity on what their brand message is, their unique selling points, or the value that they bring. So, how do you gain clarity about your brand’s unique offerings? Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the CEO and Founder of Off Madison Ave, David Anderson. They discuss ideas for getting better results from your marketing, big brand mistakes to avoid, and more.
08:48 13/09/22
EO Chicago | How To Start a Beauty Brand From Scratch With Anthony Standifer, Co-Founder of mSEED Group
Anthony Standifer is the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for the mSEED Group, a contract manufacturer and marketing agency specializing in expediting the growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs in the beauty and personal care space. Anthony helps serve several small indie brands looking to start or escalate their beauty or personal care business. In its five-year existence, mSEED Group has become a seven-figure company that launches and supports development for more than 150 brands. In this episode… Are you suffering through a job you don’t like but can’t quit because starting your own business scares you to death? Do you have an idea for an innovative brand and are ready to make it a reality? What if you could start a beauty business on the side while you keep your regular job? From manufacturing to marketing, mSEED Group is helping new entrepreneurs launch and build beauty brands. Tune in to find out more! Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for the mSEED Group, Anthony Standifer. They discuss Anthony’s journey into cosmetics product manufacturing, how his company supports small beauty brands, how to start a cosmetic line, and more.
10:25 08/09/22
UI/UX Design Mistakes That Small Businesses Make With Rahul Wahi of LLT Group
Rahul Wahi is the Agency Principal at LLT Group, a user experience agency where it does full stack development and UI/UX designs in-house. He specializes in conceptual design and direction for all things tangible and has a soft spot for engaging interaction and beautiful interfaces. Rahul is also a Board Member for the Chicago Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), where he works to connect the top founders, owners, and business leaders with one of the most experiential communities. In this episode… Are you at a point in business where your website and brand creatives are sending different messages to your customers? Does your brand’s digital experience feel off-putting and far from the brand promise you’re making? It’s time to return to your “why” and let your digital experience speak to that effect.  Rahul Wahi helps businesses like yours do that, and he shares some insights on big mistakes you should look for when trying to redesign your brand’s UI/UX. Want to know more?  Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with host Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Agency Principal of LLT Group, Rahul Wahi. They discuss Rahul’s journey into user experience design, why brands seek UI/UX designs, the design mistakes to avoid, and more.
11:46 06/09/22
EO Tulsa | Real Estate Investment With Mat Zalk of Keyrenter Property Management
Mat Zalk is the President and Property Manager at Keyrenter Property Management which has offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Arkansas. He focuses on the acquisition and management of single and multi-family residential properties on behalf of himself and a small network of investors.  Before founding Keyrenter Tulsa, Mat was a Strategy Director at The Property Finder Group, where he worked closely with the CEO and senior management team on various international acquisitions, scaled local teams in the group’s Saudi Arabia and Egypt offices, and executed a number of strategic projects in the business’ core market of Dubai. Mat has been an active investor since 2014 and is a licensed real estate agent in Oklahoma.  In this episode… Property management can be a headache. There are a lot of minor issues that pop up on a repeat basis. So, where can you find a property management company that can help ease the stress and frustration of dealing with these issues on your own? Many people want to stay away from rental properties because of the many kinks, from renovations to dealing with tough tenants. What if you could invest in rentals and turn them into cash flow machines without worrying about management and maintenance? What if you also don’t have to worry about administrative and tax issues or tenant complaints? The real estate industry is ever-changing, which requires experienced individuals with insight to aid in helping you make the right decisions for your property. Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with host Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the President and Property Manager of Keyrenter Property Management, Mat Zalk. They discuss Mat’s journey into property management, the types of property investors Mat serves, and how he serves his clients.
12:36 01/09/22
EO Tulsa | The Grind, Trepidation, and Risk of Being a New Entrepreneur With Lisa Riley
Lisa Riley is a Pinot's Palette Franchise Owner in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pinot's Palette is a painting studio and wine bar where they walk people step-by-step through a complete canvas painting for two hours while they listen to rock and pop music and drink libations.  Lisa owns all three Tulsa area Pinot's Palette franchises. The Oklahoma Small Business Association named her 2020's Small Business Person of the Year. In this episode… Imagine quitting your corporate-America job, never being an entrepreneur, and spending your life savings to buy a franchise. Then months later, someone else is about to buy the same franchise at a location 12 minutes from yours. If you let that happen, anything they do wrong will affect your business and erode your life savings.  You can't let your life savings be at the mercy of someone else's actions. And you don't have the money to afford a new location. While trying to figure a way out, you're diagnosed with cancer. How do you handle it all? Lisa Riley conquered cancer and went on to open a third location. Want to find out more about Lisa's story? Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with host Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Lisa Riley live from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Leadership Conference. They discuss Lisa's journey into entrepreneurship and owning a Pinot’s Pallance franchise, her efforts to keep the business alive over the pandemic, balancing being a mom and owning a business, conquering cancer, hitting a business milestone, and more!
16:03 30/08/22