Poise: What it Takes to Lead and Win with Executive Coach and Super Bowl Champion, Bennie Fowler

Poise: What it Takes to Lead and Win with Executive Coach and Super Bowl Champion, Bennie Fowler

Bennie Fowler is a current NFL veteran of eight years, Super Bowl champion, executive coach, and best-selling author of Silver Spoon: The Imperfect Guide to Success.

Bennie began his career as an undrafted free agent signed by the Denver Broncos after graduating from Michigan State University. He then won the Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos. People may most notably remember him for hauling in the final pass of Hall of Famer Peyton Manning from that game.

At Michigan State, he was a member of the 2014 100th Rose Bowl Championship Team, ending a twenty-six-year Big Ten and Rose Bowl appearance drought for the Spartans. As such, Bennie has the award of having played in — and won — both the 100th Rose Bowl and 50th Super Bowl. He has played with Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. Bennie currently plays for the San Francisco 49’ers.

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Podcast Naming: Do’s and Don’ts

Podcast Naming: Do’s and Don’ts

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25. He has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a Senior Producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.

Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more.

In addition to running Rise25, Dr. Weisz owns a nutritional supplement business and continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.

John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author, and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and has run his boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

John has been the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012. He has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo.

John is also the Co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners and generates ROI through their done-for-you podcast service

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The Five Daily Practices Guaranteed to Change Your Life with David Meltzer of Sports 1 Marketing

The Five Daily Practices Guaranteed to Change Your Life with David Meltzer of Sports 1 Marketing

David Meltzer is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. David formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire.

In his early 20s, David quickly rose in the business world, becoming a millionaire. In his 30s as a multimillionaire, a chain of events caused a rapid downward spiral that ended in bankruptcy. He has since emerged to even more rewarding heights.

He is now an international best-selling author and the executive producer of Elevator Pitch and Bloomberg TV and Amazon Prime television series 2 Minute Drill. Some of David’s books include Game Time Decision Making, Connected to Goodness, and Compassionate Capitalism. David is also the host of The Playbook podcast, where he has had guests from Dan Akroyd to Ray Lewis and many more.

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The Audacity of an Entrepreneur to Grow Up Poor, Become Rich, Lose Everything, and Climb Back Up with Scribe Media’s President and CEO, JeVon McCormick

The Audacity of an Entrepreneur to Grow Up Poor, Become Rich, Lose Everything, and Climb Back Up with Scribe Media’s President and CEO, JeVon McCormick

JeVon “JT” McCormick was born the mixed-race son of a drug-dealing pimp father and an orphaned, single mother on welfare. He was raised in the slums of Dayton, Ohio, suffered incredible abuse and racism, and had multiple stints in the juvenile justice system. He barely graduated high school and has no college degree.

He started scrubbing toilets, hustled, and worked his way into the banking and mortgage industry. He did really well… until the mortgage industry fell apart, and he lost his job — and all of his money. He had to borrow from his friends to make rent.

JeVon springboarded to even bigger heights. He made millions in the stock market and eventually became President of two multimillion-dollar companies.

Now, JeVon is the President and CEO of Scribe Media. This publishing company helps people write, publish, and market their books. They have worked with over 1,900 authors, including David Goggins, who has sold over two million copies of his book, Can’t Hurt Me.

JeVon is the author of the book I Got There: How a Mixed-Race Kid Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Arrive at the American Dream. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Megan, and their four children.

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[Israel Business Series] 2 Big Mistakes When Buying or Selling a Company with Yadin Shemmer, Founder and CEO of Intrinsic

[Israel Business Series] 2 Big Mistakes When Buying or Selling a Company with Yadin Shemmer, Founder and CEO of Intrinsic

Yadin Shemmer is the Founder and CEO of Intrinsic, an acquirer and accelerator of Amazon-focused health and wellness brands. Before founding Intrinsic, Yadin spent 15 years building and running consumer health businesses, including Mango Health, which sold to TrialCard in 2019. He also ran the consumer business at Everyday Health, which sold to Ziff Davis in 2016 for $467 million and Better2Know. Yadin had started his career in finance as both an M&A advisor and later as an investor.

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From Chalkboard to Digital with Craig Hagopian of Chalk Digital

From Chalkboard to Digital with Craig Hagopian of Chalk Digital

Craig Hagopian is the Founder and CEO of Chalk Digital. He has more than 30 years of technology sales and consumer service marketing experience. Craig started Chalk Digital in 2013 to democratize mobile advertising by pioneering self-serve instant mobile advertising solutions.

The Chalk platform powers advertising solutions that can launch a campaign anywhere globally in less than 5 minutes (from start to finish) for national brands and local businesses by automating local display, video, and connected TV advertising.

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Task Versus Impact Value with Jason Ciment, Karl Pontau, and Bruce La Fetra

Task Versus Impact Value with Jason Ciment, Karl Pontau, and Bruce La Fetra

Karl Pontau is the Owner of Squash and Stretch Productions. They help established startups and small enterprise companies grow and succeed by creating high-quality, custom animated videos and motion graphics. So when companies need to explain complex concepts, generate more revenue, or strengthen their brand presence online, Karl and his team help them do so by telling unique stories through animated content.

According to CEOs and professional firm leaders, Bruce La Fetra goes by the nickname ‘The Client Whisperer’ because he takes the guesswork out of marketing services. He is the Managing Partner and Growth Strategist at Eastwood Strategy Advisors. By going to the source and asking the right questions, Bruce believes you need to “think like your best clients” to attract more of your best clients.

Jason Ciment is the Founder and CEO of Get Visible, a digital marketing agency with local and national clients. Jason helps companies with their website so it adds revenue to their bottom line. His agency creates unique websites and promotes them with search engine rankings, online ad campaigns, and social media channel engagement.

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How to Make Your Website Visitors Do What You Want with Martin Greif, President of SiteTuners

How to Make Your Website Visitors Do What You Want with Martin Greif, President of SiteTuners

Martin Greif is a conversion rate optimization expert. He is the President of SiteTuners, a strategic conversion rate optimization agency. SiteTuners helps companies with conversion optimization, A/B Testing, personalization, and much more to increase sales and profits and improve user experience. They have worked with Nestle, Expedia, Costco, Verizon, Google, and many more.

Martin has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience. He is also the author of the book, True Connections: Relationship Marketing in the Digital World.

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Podcast Naming: Do’s and Don’ts

How to Get More Publicity for Your Business by Appearing on More Podcasts

John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author, and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and has run his boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

John has been the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012. He has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo.

John is also the Co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners and generates ROI through their done-for-you podcast service.

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25. He has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a Senior Producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.

Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more.

In addition to running Rise25, Dr. Weisz owns a nutritional supplement business and continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.

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[Top Agency Series] How to Retain Your Clients with Shaun Buck, CEO at The Newsletter Pro

[Top Agency Series] How to Retain Your Clients with Shaun Buck, CEO at The Newsletter Pro

Shaun Buck is the CEO of The Newsletter Pro. The Newsletter Pro is a company that offers completely custom, done-for-you newsletters that are profitable, easy, and fun. Although The Newsletter Pro has only been operating since 2011, Shaun and his 60+ member team have grown the company into one of the nation’s largest custom print newsletter companies. They print and mail millions of newsletters annually for diverse industries spread across four countries.

Shaun is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur and has published his own book, The Ultimate Guide To Newsletters (the second edition of Amazon best-seller, Newsletter Marketing). He collaborated with marketing guru Dan Kennedy to co-write the No B.S Guide to Maximum Referrals and Customer Retention.

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[Top Agency Series] Why the Growth of Your Agency Depends on Evolutionary Psychology with Tim Ash, Author of Unleash Your Primal Brain

[Top Agency Series] Why the Growth of Your Agency Depends on Evolutionary Psychology with Tim Ash, Author of Unleash Your Primal Brain

Tim Ash is an authority on evolutionary psychology and digital marketing. He is a sought-after international keynote speaker and the best-selling author of Unleash Your Primal Brain and Landing Page Optimization.

Tim has been recognized by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine because of his online marketing success. He has worked with companies like Nestle, Google, American Express, Verizon, and many more.

Tim was the Co-founder and CEO of SiteTuners, a strategic digital optimization agency, for nineteen years. He developed deep expertise in user-centered design, persuasion, understanding consumer behavior, neuromarketing, and landing page testing. In the mid-1990s, he became one of the early pioneers in the discipline of website conversion rate optimization (CRO).

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[Venture Capital Series] The Making of a Multimillion-Dollar Founder with Randall Kaplan of JUMP Investors

[Venture Capital Series] The Making of a Multimillion-Dollar Founder with Randall Kaplan of JUMP Investors

Randall Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of JUMP Investors, a venture capital firm. Since its formation in 1999, JUMP has invested in more than 60 early-to-late-stage technology companies, including Google, Seagate, Lyft, and Chime. They also invest in real estate and private equity.

Randall is also a Co-founder of Akamai Technologies. Akamai Technologies is a content delivery and security software company. They serve nearly 30% of the world’s web traffic, are a member of the S&P 500, employ almost 8,000 people with 64 offices in 28 countries, and have $3.2 billion in 2020 revenues.

Randall has several other ventures like Sandee, Thrive Properties, CollarCard, and hosts the podcast In Search of Excellence. He is also an accomplished drone photographer. His coffee table book, Bliss: Beaches, features his beach photos from around the world and will be released in June 2021. When he’s not working, Randall loves to wakeboard, toss the football, play the drums, fly his drones, and most importantly, spend time with family.

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[Top Agency Series] Branding and Storytelling Strategies and the PESO model with Kellee Johnson of The Ballast Group

[Top Agency Series] Branding and Storytelling Strategies and the PESO model with Kellee Johnson of The Ballast Group

Kellee Johnson is the Principal of The Ballast Group, an award-winning, integrated communications strategy firm. The Ballast Group helps leaders shape and articulate stories while reaching audiences and channels that matter. They have helped well-known companies such as Hyatt, Kaiser Permanente, Stericycle, Safeway, Target, and Cisco in all aspects of marketing, consumer products, healthcare, and high tech. Kellee founded The Ballast Group after serving as Director of Corporate Marketing for Abbott Laboratories and managing corporate communications for Tropicana, a multi-billion dollar division of PepsiCo.

Kellee’s company also excels at positioning these organizations and others as thought leaders, featuring them on the US News, News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and other traditional media. In addition to her work at The Ballast Group, Kellee is a mentor for DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and 1871 Chicago, a board member of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation, and a former member of the Rollins College Board of Trustees.

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[Top Agency Series] The Inner Workings of a High Growth Agency with Wesley Mathews of High Level Marketing

[Top Agency Series] The Inner Workings of a High Growth Agency with Wesley Mathews of High Level Marketing

Wesley Mathews is the Chief Revenue Officer of High Level Marketing, which he co-founded in 2009. It has quickly become one of the fastest-growing web marketing firms in Michigan, with revenues over $6.5 million. High Level Marketing provides website development, SEO, PPC, email marketing, social media, and more.

Wesley likes to describe himself as a “scrappy entrepreneur.” Still, he is a strong leader who cares about helping small businesses grow. He is also on the board for EO Detroit. When he’s not working, he takes part in golfing, fishing, and playing hockey with his four boys.

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Podcast Naming: Do’s and Don’ts

Top Tools and Software Recommendations for Creating Podcasts

John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author, and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and has run his boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

John has been the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012. He has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo.

John is also the Co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners and generates ROI through their done-for-you podcast service.

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25. He has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a Senior Producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.

Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more.

In addition to running Rise25, Dr. Weisz owns a nutritional supplement business and continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.

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[Top Agency Series] Niching and Growing Your Agency by Cash Flow with Rod Holmes, Managing Partner at Pilot Digital Marketing

[Top Agency Series] Niching and Growing Your Agency by Cash Flow with Rod Holmes, Managing Partner at Pilot Digital Marketing

Rod Holmes is the Managing Partner at Pilot Digital Marketing, a business that helps other companies with SEO, PPC, and strategic web development services. Rod has been working with the web since its inception in the mid-90s and has been focused on digital marketing for more than 10 years. During that time, he has seen many clients’ businesses grow and transform.

He has a bizarrely wide range of experience: he has a background in manufacturing, he rode a bicycle around the world for 2 years, lived in Tokyo for 10 years, and started two businesses — and sold them. Rod returned to the States and ended up starting Pilot Digital Marketing with a partner, which he’s been working at for 12 years.

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[Top Agency Series] Building an Unlimited Brand with Johnathan Grzybowski, Co-founder of Penji

[Top Agency Series] Building an Unlimited Brand with Johnathan Grzybowski, Co-founder of Penji

Johnathan Grzybowski is the Chief Marketing Officer and Co-founder of Penji. Penji is an on-demand graphic design service that simplifies the creative process by offering unlimited and real-time access to vetted designers that will deliver a project in under 48 hours.

Penji obtained an Inc. 5000 in under three years and was nominated as a “top startup to watch” according to Philadelphia Magazine. Johnathan is also the host of The Blind Entrepreneur Podcast, which has been mentioned as a “top business podcast” on Apple Podcasts and downloaded over 100,000 times.

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Podcast Naming: Do’s and Don’ts

5 Types of Content You Should Be Creating Now (But Probably Aren’t)

John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author, and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and has run his boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

John has been the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012. He has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo.

John is also the co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners and generates ROI through their done-for-you podcast service.

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25. He has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a Senior Producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.

Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more.

In addition to running Rise25, Dr. Weisz owns a nutritional supplement business and continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.

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How is Value Defined? with Dave Ulrich, Principal at The RBL Group

How is Value Defined? with Dave Ulrich, Principal at The RBL Group

Dave Ulrich is Co-founder and Principal at The RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. Dave has been named the “#1 Management Guru” by BusinessWeek, and Fast Company has profiled him as one of the world’s “Top 10 Creative People in Business.” He is also recognized as a “Top 5 Coach” in Forbes.

Dave has been a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business for over 38 years. He has published over 200 articles and over 30 books. Dave is most proud of his three children and ten grandchildren. He and his wife Wendy love connecting with family. Dave also loves sharing ideas with impact and enjoys helping others improve.

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[Top Agency Series] Branding and Storytelling Strategies and the PESO model with Kellee Johnson of The Ballast Group

[Top Agency & Women Leader Series] Driving Growth Through Paid, Earned, Shared, and Owned Media with Kellee Johnson of The Ballast Group

Kellee Johnson is the Principal of The Ballast Group, an award-winning, integrated communications strategy firm. The Ballast Group helps leaders shape and articulate stories while reaching audiences and channels that matter. They have helped well-known companies such as Hyatt, Kaiser Permanente, Stericycle, Safeway, Target, and Cisco in all aspects of marketing, consumer products, healthcare, and high tech. Kellee founded The Ballast Group after serving as Director of Corporate Marketing for Abbott Laboratories and managing corporate communications for Tropicana, a multi-billion dollar division of PepsiCo.

Kellee’s company also excels at positioning these organizations and others as thought leaders, featuring them on the US News, News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and other traditional media. In addition to her work at The Ballast Group, Kellee is a mentor for DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and 1871 Chicago, a board member of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation, and a former member of the Rollins College Board of Trustees.

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