The weekly AmiSights Podcast will feature dynamic interviews with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, various industry CEOs, industry professionals, public speakers, and more about their unique insights, practices, and valuable life experiences. Join Ami Kassar, CEO of MultiFunding, and his humor on the show that can help you grow and transform your business.
14: A Guide for Driving Growth in your Family Business with Jonathan Goldhill
On today's episode, Ami Kassar interviews Jonathan Goldhill, Founder and President of The Goldhill Group about his new book, Disruptive Successor: a Guide for Driving Growth in your Family Business.
Jonathan Goldhill is an adviser, coach, consultant, trainer, facilitator, and business therapist with 30 years of experience in his craft. He has been guiding closely-held and family-owned businesses since 1987.
His passion for advising entrepreneurs and family businesses ignited a year earlier when his family’s business, one of the largest manufacturers of men’s clothing in the U.S. ceased operations and failed to survive into the fourth generation of family ownership.
Jonathan has owned/managed several businesses that that grown into multimillion-dollar companies, including VEDC in Los Angeles, which grew from a fledgling organization into the largest business and economic development firm in the region.
Some of his clients, including Anchor Loans, FPA Technology Services, Kings Hawaiian Bakery, K&D Landscaping, and Niner Bikes have achieved double-digit growth and were featured on lists of the fastest-growing companies and best places to work.
The Goldhill Group provides strategic thinking, execution planning, and accountability coaching to businesses. Based in the Los Angeles metro area, we serve closely-held and family business clients in the lower to middle market nationwide.
Raised outside New York City, Goldhill moved to California at age 20 to start his journey helping entrepreneurs find their freedom. At 30, he started advising, coaching and consulting with entrepreneurs and business owners.
He is a lifelong learner. He's read hundreds of business books, studied from personal development and business management experts combining insightful and practical expertise to his clients. Jonathan focuses on guiding Millennial and Gen Y leaders with humility to build great teams filled with humble, hungry, smart and talented people. And he likes advising aging boomers and Gen X business owners to find freedom through succession and successful exits.
Jonathan has an entrepreneur's spirit and desires to help entrepreneurs fulfill their desires of freedom of time, money, relationship and purpose.
13: Becoming Editor in Chief of Inc. Just Weeks Before the Pandemic, with Scott Omelianuk
On today's episode, Ami Kassar interviews Scott Omelianuk, Editor in Chief of Inc. magazine and Inc.com, on his experience coming in as Editor in Chief just a few weeks before the pandemic hit.
Mr. Omelianuk recently joined Inc. as Editor in Chief, where he oversees the brand’s recognition programs, events, and content, and is charged with creating new lines of business to support the entrepreneurial community. Though in the role for less than a year, he has already redesigned Inc.’s digital and print properties, launched a data product for firms looking to invest in small businesses, partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a series of SMB town halls and created its breakout Best in Business franchise.
At the Stevens Institute of Technology—a U.S. News & World Report “Top 25 Innovation School”—he is a professor in the School of Business and Technology where he teaches marketing and entrepreneurship and serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University’s Venture Center.
Prior to arriving at Inc., he advised start-ups and businesses in transition as a partner in HumanConsult.io, a consultancy at the intersection of content, commerce, and technology. There he employed the proprietary “Quid Si” methodology, a combination of rapid ideation, the lean canvas and transformation management to help businesses in transition develop strategic plans, sales and marketing strategies, investment theses and digital transitions. Additionally, he was co-founder of a wellness business for which he wrote the patent.
Mr. Omelianuk is widely known for his 12-year tenure at This Old House, where, before its successful sale to private equity, he built a reputation as a creative strategist who took a beloved brand, polished its image, and built around it a tapestry of related businesses, including digital offshoots, Spanish-language TV, lead generation, affiliate revenue, licensed products, and a mobile game strategy. He oversaw English- and Spanish-language television shows, several websites, social channels and a magazine. In an intrapreneurial role at its parent company, Time Inc., he was a C-suite advisor, sought out partnerships and acquisitions and pioneered user-generated content, social video, AR, a mobile gaming strategy, lead generation and other now common digital technologies.
Prior to This Old House Scott held senior positions in television, where he was variously an on-camera host and producer at Full Frontal Fashion and a partner at Kaufman Films, the creator of The Real Housewives franchise. Earlier in his career, Mr. Omelianuk was an architect of Esquire magazine’s renaissance, increasing revenue 75 percent, overseeing brand licensing, and while there authored four books in the Things a Man Should Know franchise, which he created and then co-wrote with Chopped host Ted Allen. As a journalist, he has covered style internationally for GQ, been a columnist at Details and contributed to the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other publications.
Honored with Ad Age A-List and Media Vanguard awards, Scott is a sought-after speaker on entrepreneurship, marketing and branding, and often appears on television as a business, media and lifestyle expert. A graduate of Gettysburg College and the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, where he obtained an MS in Journalism, he sits on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum or New York City.
12: Using Artificial Intelligence, Workforce Analytics, and Science-Backed Data to Hire with Dave Nast
On today's episode, Ami Kassar sits down with Dave Nast, CEO of Nast Partners, to discuss how HR has changed during the pandemic, specifically how hiring has changed, and how to build teams virtually.
David Nast is the CEO and Managing Partner of Nast Partners- based in the Greater Philadelphia area. David uses artificial intelligence, workforce analytics, and science-backed data to help businesses stop guessing and erase bias in their talent and execution decisions.
Dave is a 3-time CEO, a Workplace Behavior Expert, and an Award-Winning Business Coach with over 30 years of experience in Human Capital Management, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Talent Optimization, Sales, Change Management, Talent Acquisition, Training, Talent Management, and Executive Search. David holds certifications as a Workplace Behavioral Analyst, Business Coach, Talent Optimization Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Leadership Architect, LOS-Organizational Health Expert, and Interview Architect. As a Recruiter, he placed over 500 CEOs in his career, and as a Coach he has worked with thousands of CEOs, Business Owners, and Executives.
Using proven analytics, systems and strategies, David partners with his clients and delivers his services based on their unique needs. He is passionate about inspiring others to get results. David is a Top-Ranked Influencer on LinkedIn with over 25,000 followers. He writes for Talent (TLNT.com), Raconteur, and the Business Section of The Huffington Post. David is also a collaborator on the #1 Best-Seller, “The New ROI (Return on Individuals)” and he has been featured in Money Magazine and Fortune Magazine.
Recorded on 01/06/2021.
11: Attract More Customers through Science with Dr. Rebecca Heiss
On today’s episode, Ami Kassar interviews Dr. Rebecca Heiss, author, founder and CEO of the 360-review mobile application, icueity, and professional speaker on her journey as a professional speaker and what happened in March 2020 and how she adapted.
Rebecca knows fear. As a biologist and stress expert, Dr. Rebecca Heiss is dedicated to helping us become self-aware and overcome our instinctual limitations – the ancient, often subconscious fears that hold us back from our optimal performance and our happiest lives. Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation and it is waking up audiences around the world.
As an author (Instinct, April 2021), founder and CEO of the 360-review mobile application, icueity, and highly sought-after professional speaker, Rebecca has found her calling in helping others recognize the power of biological applications in their lives. A former educator, Dr. Heiss spent much of her earlier career in the classroom at both the high school and college levels and was recruited to be a founding member of an innovative charter school with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking and impact-based learning.
Rebecca has been honored to speak internationally on her work, including multiple TEDx talks. Her “fear(less)” message inspires hope and actionable insights to train our brains to work for us, rather than against us in times of uncertainty. With surprising humor and palpable energy, no matter if Dr. Heiss is delivering virtually or on stage, she wins over audiences around the world with her interactive, inspiring and timely takeaways. She lives in South Carolina with her spoiled rotten dog named Guinness, and every day tries to live her life motto: “spread happy.”
10: Loren Feldman's Journey from Journalist to Employee to Entrepreneur
On today’s episode, Ami Kassar interviews Loren Feldman, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of 21 Hats on his journey from journalist to employee to entrepreneur, what he has learned, and how we can help.
Loren Feldman is the founder and editor-in-chief of 21 Hats, an online platform for business owners. He hosts the 21 Hats Podcast, which has been tracking the experiences of six business owners in weekly conversations throughout the pandemic crisis, and he edits the 21 Hats Morning Report, a daily email newsletter for entrepreneurs. Previously, he was a senior editor covering entrepreneurship at Inc, Forbes, and the New York Times and hosted a call-in show for business owners, Mind Your Business, on Sirius XM. And he has spoken and moderated discussions at numerous conferences and seminars on entrepreneurship.
9: Small Business Growth with Matt Grammer
On today's episode, Ami Kassar interviews Matt Grammer, the Founder and CEO of Kentucky Counseling Center on his story, what changed when the pandemic hit and how he pivoted.
KCC was formed in 2014 with a $250 investment and ranked #92 on the Inc. 5000 list in 2019. “I started KCC because I was frustrated with my father’s experience getting treatment for schizophrenia. When he finally found someone that could help, there was a 6 month waiting list and the doctor didn’t accept his insurance. Mental health care should be easy to find and affordable to receive.” - Matt Grammer
Great new podcast- must listen
Ami is a leader in the world of entrepreneurs and an expert in funding for small businesses. He has an unusual and disarming sense of humor and is a blast to listen to. I can’t wait to see his lineup! The interview with JeVon from Scribe media was really interesting. I want more!