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Elite Expert Insider

Elite Expert Insider podcast. Educate, inspire and motivate entrepreneurs, innovators and growth seekers. Hosts Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, owners of Elite Online Publishing, will bring you conversations from business, personal development to health and fitness. They will chat with special guests, industry leaders, authors, business and marketing experts and just darn interesting people. It’s the show that will up your game!


Overcoming Burnout and Succeeding in Real Estate with Jacki Semerau Tait
In today’s episode of the podcast, we dive deep into the world of real estate with million-dollar agent Jacki Semerau Tait. Join your hosts, Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, as they explore Jacki's inspirational journey from her last $4 to selling millions in real estate. You’ll hear about the lessons she learned from personal mentorship with Les Brown and how these experiences propelled her to success. Plus, Jacki shares invaluable insights on avoiding burnout, leveraging referrals to boost your business, and the importance of setting boundaries. Learn More:  $4 Story Freebie:  
22:22 5/13/24
The Art of Podcasting: Professional Secrets with Josef Schinwald
On this episode of Elite Expert Insider, we interview Josef Schinwald, an expert from Guest Experts on the Air. Learn the evolution of podcasts, the incremental value they offer for branding and storytelling, and how to leverage AI tools to enhance podcast content and reach. Whether you're a podcast veteran or new to the scene, you'll discover valuable strategies for getting booked on podcasts, the importance of quality over quantity, and a peek into the bright future of podcasting. Plus, Joseph shares a special resource to give listeners a fast track to podcasting success. Stay tuned as we unravel how to transform your expertise into compelling podcast appearances that resonate and engage audiences globally. Learn More: Free Ebook:  
28:32 5/6/24
Unlocking the Secrets of Effective Estate Planning with Kyle Campbell
In this episode of Elite Expert Insider learn the world of estate planning, trusts, and insurance with the expertise of Kyle Campbell, a seasoned professional from Hoteling Insurance. With an extensive background in aiding families and businesses in navigating the complexities of estate planning and leveraging insurance to foster family unity and financial security, Kyle brings invaluable insights. From personal anecdotes to professional strategies, he sheds light on how to manage family dynamics through wise planning and insurance solutions, ensuring both peace and prosperity for generations. Learn More: Learn More:
19:38 4/30/24
Your Brand, Your Story: Strategies for Personal Brand Differentiation
In this episode of the Elite Expert Insider Podcast, Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster tackle the subject of personal branding. They share their expert insights on striking the right balance between portraying your authentic self and maintaining a professional image online. From refining your LinkedIn profile to the dos and don'ts of Instagram, they cover it all. No matter where you stand in your career journey—whether just embarking on it or looking to pivot—this conversation is packed with golden nuggets. Join us as the masterminds of Elite Online Publishing guide you on how to effectively communicate your brand's message and set yourself apart. Learn More:
13:11 4/22/24
Unlock High-Ticket Sales Success with Industry Expert Kayvon Kay
In this episode of the Elite Expert Insider Podcast, we interview Kayvon Kay. Discover the secrets to securing and closing big deals as Kayvon shares his journey from a top pharmaceutical sales rep to a high-ticket sales leader and co-founder of The Sales Connection. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a sales professional, or just curious about the art of selling, this episode is packed with actionable advice on how to keep the cash flowing and scale your business effectively. Learn More: Learn More:
32:19 4/15/24
Unleashing the Ironman Mindset in Business with Steven Pivnik
In this episode of Elite Expert Insider, we dive into the worlds of endurance sports and business with Ironman athlete and successful entrepreneur, Steven Pivnik. Today, Steven shares his invaluable insights on the parallels between training for an Ironman and running a business—emphasizing the importance of planning, perseverance, and assembling a winning team to cross the finish line. Learn More: Learn More:  
17:18 4/8/24
Uncovering the Truth: Buying and Selling Businesses with Richard Parker
In this episode, we speak with Richard Parker, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in buying and selling businesses. Richard shares his journey and insights into the world of business acquisitions and provides valuable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. From the importance of choosing the right business to the role of brokers, and the considerations when buying franchises, Richard covers a wide range of crucial topics. Learn More: Learn More:  
22:13 4/1/24
The Generosity Mindset: Winning Business Strategies with John Ray
In this episode of the Elite Expert Insider podcast, Melanie and Jenn are joined by John Ray, the author of "The Generosity Mindset: A Journey to Business Success." John shares his expertise on money, value, pricing structures, and business development. He discusses the importance of understanding the value perceived by clients, the significance of a generosity mindset, and the impact of pricing strategies on business success.  Learn More: Learn More:
22:51 3/25/24
Empowering Strategists: Breaking Free from the Strategy Trap with Ryan Hays
In this episode, Melanie and Jenn are joined by Ryan Hays, the author of "Strategist First: How to Defeat the Strategy Trap". They dive into the importance of strategists in organizations and the common pitfalls of only focusing on strategy. Ryan shares his expertise from his work in higher education and his experiences with prestigious colleges like Stanford and Princeton. He emphasizes the need for organizations to shift from a fixed strategic plan mindset to a more flexible strategic direction approach, and he provides valuable insights on marrying innovation with strategy. Learn More: Learn More:  
22:51 3/19/24
Mastering Emotional Intelligence in Personal and Corporate Worlds with Bill Stierle
Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Bill Stierle author of 'The Emotional Sobriety Solution.' In this insightful episode, they explore the profound impact of emotional intelligence in personal and professional communication. Bill shares expert strategies for understanding and managing emotions, enhancing relationships, and improving mental well-being. Tune in for a transformative discussion on the power of emotional intelligence in our daily lives. Learn More: Learn More:  
32:24 3/11/24
Maximizing Business Value: Breakout Valuation with Patrick Donohue
Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Patrick Donohue, author of 'Breakout Valuation,' in this insightful episode. Dive into essential financial strategies for business success. Patrick shares expert advice on managing cash flow, raising capital, and enhancing business value. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or looking to grow your business, this episode offers practical financial tips and inspiring entrepreneurial stories. Learn More: Learn More:  
22:24 3/4/24
Achieving The Good Life: 8 Laws of Entrepreneurial Thriving and Vitality with Aaron Marcum
In this episode of the Elite Expert Insider podcast, we sit down with Aaron Marcum, a distinguished organizational psychologist and entrepreneurial guru, to explore his transformative approach to entrepreneurial success. Aaron dives into the "8 Laws for a Thriving Life," a philosophy that intertwines personal well-being with professional excellence. Learn More: Learn More:
21:19 2/28/24
Redefining Failure: Life Coaching Strategies with Dawn Nelson
In this episode, Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Dawn Nelson, an esteemed life coach with a rich background in psychotherapy. Dive into an insightful discussion that explores the intricate dynamics of failure, fear, and success. Dawn shares her professional journey and the valuable lessons she's learned from years of guiding individuals through transformative life changes. Learn More: Learn More:  
22:28 2/20/24
Journey to the American Dream: Overcoming Adversity with Paul P. Rachmanides
Join Melanie as they dive into Paul's fascinating life story, exploring his early years in a different country and the life-changing moment in 1963 when, at the age of 13, he witnessed a fast-moving star that ignited his dream to move to America. This episode unravels the layers of Paul’s journey, revealing the adversities he faced and the relentless pursuit of his dreams. Learn More:
19:45 2/16/24
Investing Strategies: Building a Property Empire with Maeli Nelson
In this episode, Maeli Nelson discusses seller financing, creative investment strategies, and the importance of understanding market dynamics. She reveals how she transitioned from running a wellness center to becoming a real estate mogul, highlighting key lessons learned along the way. Maeli also sheds light on the significance of financial literacy and diversification, and her commitment to empowering women in the field of real estate investing through her platform, "Creating Her Empire." Learn More: Learn More:
30:42 2/5/24
Mastering the Art of the Job Search: Insights from Career Ecology's Lori Wallace
Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Lori Wallace, founder of Career Ecology. Lori shares insights on navigating the complexities of today’s job market. Discover transformative strategies for crafting a standout resume, leveraging LinkedIn, and understanding the psychological challenges of job hunting. Whether you’re starting out, transitioning careers, or elevating your job search, Lori's expertise offers a fresh, empowering approach to professional success. Join us for a conversation that’s sure to change the way you view and tackle the modern employment landscape. Learn More: Learn More:
25:49 1/30/24
Breaking Boundaries with CJ Martindale & Jason Jaggard: A New Era of High Performance
Melanie Johnson co-owner of Elite Online Publishing, interviews CJ Martindale & Jason Jaggard about their transformative journey from unique career beginnings to becoming influential executive coaches. They dive into the innovative concept of 'Meta Performance' and the impact of ontological coaching, providing insights on transcending traditional high performance to achieve extraordinary personal and professional growth. Learn More: Learn More:
24:11 1/23/24
The Art of Ranking: Insights from SEO Expert Kyle Roof
In this episode of Elite Expert Insider, Melanie Johnson, co-owner of Elite Online Publishing, sits down with Kyle Roof, an SEO expert with an extraordinary journey from trial lawyer to SEO expert. Melanie and Kyle delve into the world of Search Engine Optimization, unpacking the essentials for achieving online success. Kyle Roof shares his profound insights on optimizing for Google, the significance of having dedicated web pages for targeted keywords, and the dynamic nature of SEO strategies. Learn More: Learn More:  
21:51 1/15/24
Building Empires and Strong Relationships with David Solomon
Melanie Johnson co-owner of Elite Online Publishing and Julie Solomon Cotuno, interview David Solomon about the world of high-stakes business, family values, and the pursuit of a meaningful legacy. He opens up about the challenges and triumphs of his career, from securing a significant loan to jumpstart his ventures to mastering the art of hotel acquisition and management. 
39:04 1/2/24
Tax Savvy: Unlocking Business Growth with Shawn Finnegan
Jenn Foster co-owner of Elite Online Publishing, interviews Shawn Finnegan, an Investor at TaxHive about his entrepreneurial journey, shedding light on how he transitioned from disliking accounting to becoming a key innovator in tax solutions for small businesses. He offers deep insights into the intricacies of tax benefits, the impact of strategic partnerships, and the transformative power of a well-executed business idea. Learn More About Taxhive:
25:20 12/13/23
Empowering Health and Healing with Dr. Brad Montagne
Jenn Foster co-owner of Elite Online Publishing, interviews Dr. Brad Montagne about the world of functional medicine and his expertise in addressing chronic illnesses, including Lyme disease. Join them as they uncover the truth behind Lyme disease, dispel common misconceptions, and explore the holistic approach Dr. Brad takes to restore health and wellness. Learn More About Dr. Brad Montagne: Learn More About Elite Online Publishing:  
21:36 12/4/23
Empowering Women Athletes: with Jamie Mittelman Founder of Flame Bearers
Join Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing as they interview Jamie Mittelman, the founder of Flame Bearers. Discover how her dedication led to the creation of Flame Bearers, the first storytelling platform that elevates the voices of women Olympians and Paralympians from over 70 countries. Jamie shares her vision for addressing the gender disparity in sports media coverage and her commitment to providing a platform for unheard voices. Learn More About Jenn & Melanie: Learn More About Jamie Mittelman and Flame Bearers:
18:20 11/21/23
Embracing AI and Personal Branding for Business Success
Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, explore AI implementation, personal branding, mastering webinars, and innovative marketing strategies. Discover how to embrace new technologies and tell your unique story to elevate your business and brand. Learn More About Jenn & Melanie:
19:50 11/14/23
Behind the Headlines: The Art of Crafting a Compelling Press Release with Mickie Kennedy
Join Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster with guest Mickey Kennedy, the founder of eReleases. Discover the secrets to crafting captivating press releases, making your news stand out in a crowded digital landscape, and leveraging the power of storytelling to connect with your audience. Mickey shares his journey from a background in creative writing to becoming a PR expert and offers valuable insights into the world of media, earned credibility, and the SEO benefits of press releases. If you're a business owner, author, or anyone looking to elevate their brand and reach a wider audience, this episode is a must-listen. Learn More About Jenn & Melanie: Learn More About Mickey Kennedy:
19:48 11/6/23
Maximizing Your Potential: Leadership Insights and Action Plans with Andy Hite
Join hosts Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster as they dive into inspiring conversations on leadership, personal growth, and the art of achieving your maximum potential. In this episode, they're joined by Andy Hite, a leadership expert who shares invaluable insights on overcoming uncertainty, embracing failure, and leading by example. Discover how to create actionable plans, build resilience, and take your journey from fear to success. Tune in for a dose of motivation and practical advice to elevate your leadership skills and unleash your full potential. Learn More:
19:38 10/30/23
Champagne, Entrepreneurship, and the Art of Craftsmanship with Matthew Massey
Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Matthew Massey, the founder of Champagne Madame Zéro, to learn his journey from his early days in the oil industry to becoming a champagne connoisseur and successful entrepreneur. Learn more about Matthew Massey: Learn more about Champagne Madame Zéro:
21:47 10/23/23
Thought Leadership Unleashed: How Writing a Book Elevates Your Brand
Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, dive deep into the world of thought leadership, branding, and personal growth. Explore the power of thought leadership, the journey from CEO to thought leader, and the many ways a book can serve as the cornerstone of your personal and professional growth. What You’ll Learn In This Episode: How to establish authority. How to repurpose content. How to build a legacy. Quotes: "So I want to say when you create a book, you know, for your company, you're branding yourself number one, making yourself a thought leader, giving yourself extra authority, credibility, making that circle bigger. But what you're also doing is creating miles and miles of content that you can use for social media." (5:00) "How do you stand apart and what do you want to be talking about and services you want to be delivering afterwards? What's that next step in your journey?" (10:34) "I really think that a book is a really good way to brand yourself and really that brings you into your speaking career and brings you into, you know, sharing your knowledge with everyone." (13:15) About Jenn Foster: Jenn is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and International bestselling author. She is the owner of Elite Online Publishing and Biz Social Boom. Companies dedicated to helping business owners of all sizes thrive in today’s highly technical world of product and service promotion. Jenn owned and operated a successful local chain of retail stores, where she honed her online marketing skills.  From local brick-and-mortar stores to online entities, to large international corporations, Jenn’s years of experience and expertise have now helped hundreds of businesses become front-page news on major search engines. She is dedicated to helping businesses use powerful new online and mobile marketing platforms to get visibility, traffic, leads, customers, and raving fans. She is passionate about helping busy entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals to create, publish, and market their books, to build their businesses and brands. She encourages new authors to share their stories, knowledge, and expertise to help others. With her marketing and digital background, Jenn uses the best strategies for her client’s books to boost their sales and marketing platforms and helps them #1 bestselling authors. Learn More Here About Melanie Johnson: Melanie Churella Johnson is a powerhouse media mogul and entrepreneur. She is the owner and founder of Elite Online Publishing, which has published over 3000 books making all of its authors #1 bestsellers. Melanie got her start in the industry by owning and operating two TV stations in Houston and Dallas that grew to be worth over $100 million dollars. Melanie is also a WSJ/USA Today, 16x best-selling author, and TEDx Speaker. Melanie is a co-host of the popular podcast Elite Expert Insider. She started her career as a News Anchor in Detroit after she won the title of Miss Michigan and was the first runner-up to Miss America.In her professional life, Melanie has been involved in many high-profile projects. She built the 25,000 sq.ft. Houston Mansion and the 13,000 sq ft Walloon Lake House - both of which became successful six-figure short-term rentals. She also started Charity Auction Consignments, which helped charities raise over $600,000. Learn More Here
15:08 10/16/23
Unboxing Success: How Custom Boxes Can Transform Your Business with Mark Stern
Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Mark Stern, the owner of the Custom Box Agency, to uncover the strategies, creativity, and ROI behind customized boxes. What You’ll Learn In This Episode: How to create memorable customer experiences. How to integrate custom boxes into your business. How to maximize ROI with your custom box. Quotes: "Typically, Swag is where I see boxes get really expensive but my take on branded versus unbranded at the end of the day, what I care about is a connection point." (04:43) "We like to control the process because it just allows us to provide a more seamless experience for you. So I know we can get better pricing." (13:21) "Make sure you have that baseline for ROI, those numbers should be across the process. But typically what we see is we've had clients that have doubled sales on the front end, and doubled their conversion rates on the back end." (21:18) About Mark Stern: Mark Stern understands the value of time in the world of entrepreneurship. With years of experience in the industry, he's dedicated himself to simplifying the journey for both new and established entrepreneurs. As the founder of Custom Box Central, Mark specializes in teaching entrepreneurs the art of Experience by Design. His mission is clear: help businesses quickly establish authority, generate high-quality leads, boost conversion rates, and successfully launch flagship products. Mark's expertise is your guiding light, whether you're taking your first steps into the world of entrepreneurship or you're a seasoned pro. He knows that the path to success can be overwhelming, and he's here to make it a smoother journey for you. Learn More Here  
24:40 10/9/23
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Suzanne Peters
Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, Interview Suzanne Peters, the founder of Women to Women Network, about highlighting the importance of overcoming imposter syndrome and supporting fellow women entrepreneurs. What You’ll Learn In This Episode: How to overcome imposter syndrome. How to collaborate with your community. How to invest in yourself. Quotes: "We give other people so much grace, yet it's one of the last things that we tend to give ourselves." (05:12) "So when you look into the network and get out there, don't just think about what's in it for me. Think about how can I support this business?" (09:50) "My advice is always to find someone who is doing what you want to do. Someone who is where you want to be. But when you find that person, be willing to invest. Make the sacrifice and do whatever it takes so that you can learn from them, learn everything you can from them and apply it to your business and your business is going to explode." (13:59) About Suzanne Peters: Suzanne Peters is a purpose-driven woman, who grew up on the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. After facing the depths of failure, bankruptcy, and despair, Suzanne found hope in an unexpected place. Today, she is an international motivational speaker, best-selling author, and business coach for ambitious women. Her story will inspire you to never give up. Driven by a burning desire to empower other women, Suzanne embarked on a personal development journey. Through sharing her encouraging words and experiences, she uplifts and inspires others to transform their lives. But Suzanne's mission didn't stop there. She believes in the power of storytelling and teaching others what she knows. That's why the Woman To Woman Network was created - to empower women to not only create the life and business they desire but also to share their own stories and knowledge. We are a growth and development company dedicated to helping women worldwide turn their dreams into reality. Learn More Here Leave a Rating & Review: If you found value in this podcast, please support us by leaving a rating and review on iTunes! Each review is read personally, and we would love your feedback! Thank you in advance. Click here to view the podcast! Click “Listen on Apple Podcasts," then "Ratings and Reviews," and you will see the button to "Write a review." Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and YouTube, so you never miss an episode. Video URL: Website:
16:32 10/2/23
Mastering Time Management and Speaking Success with Jones Loflin
Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, Interview Jones Loflin a seasoned speaker and author with nearly three decades of experience. Jones shares invaluable insights on how to juggle the demands of life effectively, prioritize your time, and become a successful speaker. What You’ll Learn In This Episode: How to prioritize your time effectively. How to enhance productivity. How to transition into professional speaking. Quotes: "It's not about balance. It's really about knowing where your time and energy need to be focused on in the moment?" (05:31) "I think you have to give yourself some grace. Remember, as a ringmaster, you're going to take control of discretionary time you have. It doesn't mean you control everything. You're going to have fires, animals get out in the circus or you know, something breaks and they have to stop and fix that." (07:35) "You know, there's nothing like creating a little sense of urgency and accountability but it takes time. And yes, social media and the internet have accelerated it, but it still takes time. It takes time to hone your message. It takes time to build that following." (14:44) About Jones Loflin: Jones Loflin has made it his life’s work to deliver powerful ideas and practical solutions to individuals around the world so they can achieve more of what is most important to them. His books are described as “illuminating” and his presentations as “unforgettable.” In his 28 years as a speaker and coach, he has helped countless people regain confidence in their ability to achieve greater success in work and life. Jones’ “3P Approach” of Powerful Ideas connected to Practical Solutions delivered with a Personal Approach has attracted the attention of organizations around the world. His client list includes Federal Express, Wal-Mart, Choice Hotels, Toyota, Bridgestone, and Tractor Supply as well as the United States military. Looking for ways to expand the reach of his message, Jones chose to become an author. His book, Always Growing, is a fresh approach to leadership and offers powerfully practical strategies for individuals who have been leading for two days or two decades. Juggling Elephants is a witty and profound parable about one man’s search for solutions for the struggle of too much to do. The book is available in the US and over 14 countries. He is also the author of Getting The Blue Ribbon, a unique story offering simple strategies to get better results in your work and life. Getting to It is considered a field guide to accomplishing what is most important. Learn More Here
20:57 9/25/23

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