102 episodes

The Professional Rule Breaker is a business podcast where Kathy Walterhouse talks with today's most successful entrepreneurs that have gotten to where they are by thinking outside the box and ripping up the rule book. Ever wonder what a former US Surgeon General, Nobel Peace Prize winner or a Multi-Millionaire entrepreneur did to get to where they are today? On the podcast she will have conversations that give you behind the scenes secrets to INSPIRE you the entrepreneur, the side hustler to take action and succeed in your business.

The Professional Rule Breaker Kathy Walterhouse

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The Professional Rule Breaker is a business podcast where Kathy Walterhouse talks with today's most successful entrepreneurs that have gotten to where they are by thinking outside the box and ripping up the rule book. Ever wonder what a former US Surgeon General, Nobel Peace Prize winner or a Multi-Millionaire entrepreneur did to get to where they are today? On the podcast she will have conversations that give you behind the scenes secrets to INSPIRE you the entrepreneur, the side hustler to take action and succeed in your business.

    Prioritize Experiences Over Money with Stoy Hall - Episode 101

    Prioritize Experiences Over Money with Stoy Hall - Episode 101

    "Finding your happiness and joy, giving back to others, and living life on your own terms—that's what true wealth is. Money is just a tool to help you achieve those."
     
    Welcome back to the Professional Rule Breaker Show! Today, I'm sitting down with Stoy Hall, the incredible CEO and Founder of Black Mammoth. Stoy’s journey is amazing—he’s an ex-football player who built an orphanage and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro! But what really hit home for him was seeing Tanzanian women sweeping their mud floors. This experience completely changed his view on wealth and life. 
    In this episode, we discuss how Stoy shifted his mindset from focusing on money to valuing experiences and how you can do the same. We also discuss the importance of having a team you can rely on and why delegating tasks can be a game-changer for your business. Stoy shares some amazing insights on balancing personal and business life and why embracing the challenges of being an entrepreneur is crucial. Join us for this fun and inspiring episode, and let's learn how to redefine wealth and success together!
     
    Timestamps:
    00:35: Meet Stoy Hall, CEO and Founder of Black Mammoth 01:20: The true definition of wealth 02:20: Changing mindsets about money 04:35: Importance of focusing on life experiences 07:25: Lessons from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 10:15: The Importance of team and delegation 12:25: Different approach to financial planning 15:25: Emotional connection in business 18:55: The reality of being a business owner  
    Key Topics Discussed:
    Discover what true wealth really means: happiness, giving back, and living on your terms How the traditional views on wealth can hold you back Lessons from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro about the importance of relying on a team The importance of building a supportive team to handle various aspects of life and business Stoy's honest take on the struggles of being an entrepreneur

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    • 24 min
    Celebrating 100 Episodes of Unforgettable Stories - Episode 100

    Celebrating 100 Episodes of Unforgettable Stories - Episode 100

    We have a very special episode today – we’re celebrating our 100th episode of The Professional Rule Breaker Show! 🎉
    Over the course of these 100 episodes, we’ve brought you incredible guests who’ve shared their wisdom, strategies, and inspirational journeys. Today, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting some of our favorite moments. You’ll hear powerful snippets from past guest episodes, each packed with valuable insights you can apply to your business and life.
    I am so grateful to have you as part of our audience. Your support means the world to me, and I hope that every episode has provided you with at least one nugget of wisdom to help you reach the next level.
    Our journey doesn’t stop here. We have a lot of exciting content coming up, aimed at helping you ignite your business and live your best life. Cheers! 🥂
     
    Timestamps: 
    00:00: Welcome to the 100th episode celebration 02:55: How to transform side hustles into millions with Kristian Hoenicke 10:30: Special thank you message for our podcast sponsor 10:00: Breaking the rules and building dreams with Adam Bird 18:10: How to ignite your inner flame with John R. Miles 26:40: Gratitude and future plans for The Professional Rule Breaker   
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    • 30 min
    Rejection Challenge: How to Turn No into Yes - Episode 99

    Rejection Challenge: How to Turn No into Yes - Episode 99

    ‘’A rejection is just a stepping stone for you to reach the next level.”
    Did you know that 75% of people fear rejection, whether in their personal or business lives? That's a staggering number, right? Let's face it—rejection stings. Nobody likes to hear a ‘no’, especially when you've poured your heart into something. But here’s the thing: every ‘no’ gets you closer to a ‘yes’. And with the right mindset and strategies, you can use those rejections to your advantage. Listen to today's Pocket Ninja episode as I share real-life tips on reframing rejection and using it to fuel your success. Whether you’re sending emails, making phone calls, or meeting clients in person, this episode is filled with actionable advice to help you grow your confidence and boost your sales.
     
    Timestamps:
    00:16: Understanding the fear of rejection 00:50: Embracing the No's 01:55: Building resilience through preparation 04:35: The rejection challenge 07:35: Conclusion and encouragement  
    In this episode, you'll discover:
    Embracing rejection as a stepping stone to success Building resilience through detailed preparation Setting up a personal rejection challenge to desensitize the fear of ‘no’ The power of following up and learning from each rejection Real-life strategies to lower anxiety and increase your close rate  
    Don't let the fear of rejection hold you back. Join me, and let’s break some rules!



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    • 9 min
    Building a Business That Works for You with Greg Roworth - Episode 98

    Building a Business That Works for You with Greg Roworth - Episode 98

    ‘’Have the mindset of an investor, not an employee.’’
    Greg Roworth is a fantastic business coach who turned a personal crisis into a game-changing moment. When his wife had a serious medical event, Greg realized his business couldn’t survive without him. Fast forward, he now helps professional service firms become the authority in their markets and build businesses that thrive without them being involved all the time. You will learn how to flip the script and make your business work for you, not the other way around. Trust me, this conversation is packed with insights you don't want to miss!
     
    Timestamps:
    00:25: Greg Roworth's ‘’aha’’ moment 01:15: Building a business that works for you 04:10: The investor mindset 09:55: From survival to scalability 23:25: Delegating and systemizing 24:40: What makes a Greg Roworth the rule breaker  
    Key Topics Discussed:
    How a personal crisis led Greg to rethink his business strategy Steps to becoming the go-to expert in your market Why do you need to think like an investor, not an employee Tips on building a team that keeps your business running smoothly Planning for scalability and profitability without burning out

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    • 31 min
    No One's Coming to Save You – How to Be Your Own Hero - Episode 97

    No One's Coming to Save You – How to Be Your Own Hero - Episode 97

    ‘’You have a choice when something goes massively wrong in your business or personal life….you can let it affect you negatively or use it to make you stronger.”
    In this special Pocket Ninja episode, I share a heartfelt story about a friend who faced tough times in both her personal and professional life. Feeling sucker-punched by life, she wanted to hide away, but I reminded her – and now you – that we have a choice. We can let struggles define us or use them to become stronger. I’ll share practical advice on shifting your mindset, finding solutions, and not letting failure drag you down. You have the power to save yourself and turn any negative situation into an opportunity for growth. Don't miss this one!
     
    Timestamps:
    00:20: A story of personal and professional struggles 01:25: The power of choice and self-reliance 02:50: Mindset and taking action 05:10: Finding mentors and learning from success 06:35: Final thoughts and encouragement  
    In this episode, you'll discover:
    How to decide whether to let challenges define you or make you stronger The importance of flipping your mindset from defeat to victory Practical steps to take when you're feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges How to focus on solutions instead of problems to move forward Using setbacks as a springboard to propel yourself to the next level The value of finding mentors who have achieved what you aspire to accomplish
     
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    • 9 min
    The Future of Business is AI with Manuj Aggarwal - Episode 96

    The Future of Business is AI with Manuj Aggarwal - Episode 96

    ‘’There will be two types of businesses: one that is fully embracing AI and one that is out of business.’’
    Today, we're talking about a hot topic: AI and its impact on business.  I had an awesome chat with Manuj Aggarwal, an AI whiz whose creative ideas have transformed lives and businesses. We discussed practical ways to weave AI into your business, breaking down complex concepts into simple, actionable steps. Plus, we explored how AI can help you focus on what you love by automating those tedious tasks that eat up your time. Whether you're a tech fan or just curious about how AI can boost your business, this conversation will leave you inspired and ready to roll. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one!
     
    Timestamps:
    01:25: From factory worker to AI expert: Manoj Agarwal's journey 02:20: The importance of fun and impact in work 05:50: Building credibility in the business world 09:15: Addressing fears and embracing AI 14:55: Integrating AI into your business 19:10: Breaking through limits and achieving big dreams 23:25: Bootstrapping your dreams: insights from Manoj 25:55: The future of rule-breaking and innovation  
    Key Topics Discussed:
    Understanding how AI can transform various business operations Simple, actionable steps to incorporate AI into your business How AI can free up your time by handling repetitive tasks Insights into where AI is heading and how to stay ahead of the curve Addressing common fears and misconceptions about AI


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    • 32 min

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