150 episodes

EXECUTIVE COACH + GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADER ADVISOR. SPEAKER. AUTHOR. GUIDING SMART PEOPLE TO GROW INFLUENCE & CREATE OPPORTUNITIES Over 30 years, I have had the opportunity to work with fantastic organizations, impressive individuals and key industry leaders across six continents. Sitting in the corner office in both corporate and non-profit environments, I’ve attained, delivered and coached success in both the C-Suite and international board rooms. My diverse experience has provided cross-cultural insights into the talents, skills and measures required by individuals not only to get to the top, but to THRIVE at the pinnacle of business… And now I am happy to share that knowledge and support you in your quest for influence, empowerment, and ultimately success.

Disruptive CEO Nation Allison Summers

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

EXECUTIVE COACH + GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADER ADVISOR. SPEAKER. AUTHOR. GUIDING SMART PEOPLE TO GROW INFLUENCE & CREATE OPPORTUNITIES Over 30 years, I have had the opportunity to work with fantastic organizations, impressive individuals and key industry leaders across six continents. Sitting in the corner office in both corporate and non-profit environments, I’ve attained, delivered and coached success in both the C-Suite and international board rooms. My diverse experience has provided cross-cultural insights into the talents, skills and measures required by individuals not only to get to the top, but to THRIVE at the pinnacle of business… And now I am happy to share that knowledge and support you in your quest for influence, empowerment, and ultimately success.

    Martin Luenendonk

    Martin Luenendonk

     
    Martin Luenendonk Show Notes
    Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers
    Episode 150
    Martin Luenendonk is a 3x serial entrepreneur who founded the Finance Club (community of 1.6m finance professionals), Cleverism.com, and Founderjar.com. He loves to share his learnings about business model generation, entrepreneurship, and digital marketing. A product of his generation, Martin thrives in the world of digital communication, which is why marketing is his natural calling. Always sprouting a smile on his face, he gets way too excited about everything new in the marketing world. FounderJar helps small businesses grow faster by choosing the right software tools and with practical in-depth guides on how to start and grow a business.

    In our conversation, Martin Luenendonk explains:
    -       What his company Founder Jar is and how it operates!
    -       The resources Founder Jar provides and how they help others start their own businesses.
    -       The advice Martin provides to fellow entrepreneurs and business owners.
     
    Be sure to check out Martin’s listed below. Enjoy the show!
    Connect with Martin:
    LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinluenendonk
    Website- https://www.founderjar.com
     
    Connect with Allison:
    Website: allisonksummers.com
    #tech #SAAS # business #designthinking #AI #creativesociety #teambuilding #CEO #startup #startupstory #founder #futureofwork 
     
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    • 26 min
    Richard White

    Richard White

     
    Show Notes
    Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers
    Episode 149
    Richard White is founder and CEO of Fathom. Video, a free app that records, transcribes & highlights your calls so you can focus on the conversation instead of taking notes. 


    Fathom was a part of the Y-Combinator W21 batch, is one of only 50 Zoom App Launch Partners, and is one of a small handful of companies Zoom has invested in directly via their Zoom Apps Fund. Prior to Fathom, Richard founded UserVoice, one of the leading platforms that technology companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, use for managing customer feedback and making strategic product decisions. UserVoice was notable for being the company that originally invented the Feedback tabs shown on the side of millions of websites around the world today.


    Richard previously worked on Kiko, a company in the first batch of Y-Combinator, with Justin Kan and Emmett Shear who subsequently went on to found Twitch. Richard is passionate about designing intuitive productivity tools with delightful user experiences.
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    In our conversation, Richard explains:
    -       How his app Fathom works and how it improves customer communication within a company.
    -       Why Richard decided to start Fathom and his business model.
    -       Fathom’s strategy of giving some users advisor status within the company.
    Be sure to check out Richard’s links listed below. Enjoy the show!
     
    Connect with Richard White:
    LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/rrwhite
    Websites- https://kitcaster.com/richard-white
                     https://fathom.video
     
    Connect with Allison:
    Website: allisonksummers.com
    #tech #SAAS # business #designthinking #AI #creativesociety #teambuilding #CEO #startup #startupstory #founder #futureofwork 
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    • 26 min
    Ben Worthen

    Ben Worthen

     
    Show Notes Ben Worthen
    Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers
    Episode 148
    Ben is the CEO of Message Lab, award winning storyteller, he’s showing businesses and content entrepreneurs how to use data to tell stories and build audiences that produce business growth results. He’s sharing how to overcome the cultural and organizational obstacles to doing content marketing well.

    Message Lab combines journalism, data and design to create content that resonates with the people their clients most need to reach. They believe engaging people around their interests is more effective than always trying to sell. They use their training as journalists to learn what people are interested in and then write, shoot and design stories they care about. They make sure the content they create reaches the right audience and apply a measurement framework that focuses on business outcomes to show their work gets meaningful results. 
    In our conversation, Ben explains:
    -       How to “talk right” when marketing your business and how to create a positive brand.
    -       Becoming a seller that makes customers fall in love with your ideas.
    -       Creating content for ROI and not just creating content for the sake of content.
    -       How you can measure this ROI!
    Be sure to check out Ben’s links listed below. Enjoy the show!
     
    Connect with Ben Worthen
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benworthen
     
    Website: messagelab.com 
     
    Connect with Allison:
    Website: allisonksummers.com
    #tech #SAAS # business #designthinking #AI #creativesociety #teambuilding #CEO #startup #startupstory #founder #futureofwork 
     
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    • 31 min
    Andy Paul

    Andy Paul

     
    Andy Paul
    Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers
    Episode 147
    Andy has been in sales for over four decades. His first sales job was selling women’s shoes at JC Penney. In his professional career Andy has sold everything from computers to small businesses to complex communications systems that sold for tens of millions of dollars to some of the world’s largest enterprises. Andy closed hundreds of millions of dollars in products and services before starting his own company. He has grown and managed large sales teams from scratch. He has coached average performers into being top producers. Andy is #8 on LinkedIn’s list of the Top 50 Global Sales Experts to follow. More than 170,000 people have signed up to follow the advice he shares there. His podcast, Accelerate Your Sales!, is on the top of every list of the best sales podcasts with over 2 million downloads to date, and was on INC Magazine’s list of the top leadership podcasts. His two award-winning books, Zero-Time Selling and Amp Up Your Sales, were both Amazon best-sellers.
    In our conversation, Andy Paul explains:
    -       Andy’s book and its highlights!
    -       The idea of having a “wrong mindset” as a seller.
    -       How to listen to your buyers and help them achieve what they want to buy.
    Be sure to check out Andy’s listed below. Enjoy the show!
    Connect with Andy Paul
    LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/realandypaul
    Website- https://www.revenue.io/sales-enablement-podcast-with-andy-paul
       https://www.andypaul.com
     
    Connect with Allison:
    Website: allisonksummers.com
    #tech #SAAS # business #designthinking #AI #creativesociety #teambuilding #CEO #startup #startupstory #founder #futureofwork 
     
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    • 33 min
    Josh Gilbert

    Josh Gilbert

    Show Notes
    Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers
    Episode 146, Josh Gilbert
    An entrepreneur and thought leader in geospatial analytics and climate tech, Josh Gilbert is Co-Founder and CEO at Sust Global. He has spoken on these topics at events such as COP26 in Glasgow, and has helped Fortune 500 companies, NGOs and the UK Government to integrate cutting edge climate technologies.  Sust Global’s mission is to democratize access to satellite-validated climate data, and Josh developed his idea for Sust Global through first-hand experience working with climate innovation and geospatial technology sets.

    His previous experience includes his role as Environment and Resources Lead at Cleantech Group, go-to-market consulting at Orbital Insight, where he helped launch the market-leading Orbital Go product.
     
    In our conversation, Josh explains:
     

    Transforming climate complexity into business intelligence.

    The climate risks Josh’s company looks into and how they help companies manage their supply chains through these risks. 

    How Josh’s team operates and Sust Global’s company culture. 

    Be sure to check out Josh’s links listed below.  Enjoy the show!
    Connect with 
    Website- https://kitcaster.com/josh-gilbert

    LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshjgilbert/?originalSubdomain=uk

    Connect with Allison:
    Website: allisonksummers.com 
    #tech #SAAS # business #designthinking #AI #creativesociety #teambuilding #CEO #startup #startupstory #founder #futureofwork 

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    • 26 min
    Kate Westad, Founder, Palette by Pak

    Kate Westad, Founder, Palette by Pak

    Show Notes
    Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers
    Episode 145 Kate Westad, Founder, Palette by Pak
    Kate Westad is the inventor and founder of Palette by pak, a refillable, reusable, sustainable beauty system.  While packing for a trip after a long day at the office, she realized that there had to be a better way to bring, store, and reuse the many goops, glops & glam™️ she was taking with her on her vacation.  As an attorney by trade, Kate began the research process and soon learned that the beauty industry was fueling its sustainability crisis. With statistics including the ones below, Kate knew she had to change the beauty industry from disposable to sustainable.  She's a Forbes Next 1000 honoree, has been featured in Glossy, Martha Stewart, Travel + Leisure, Women's Health, Glamour, and more.

    In our conversation, Kate explains:

    Her packaging and inventory management with her products.

    The steps she took when inventing her product and creating her brand.

    How Kate balances her work life and home life as an entrepreneur.

    The tips and tricks Kate has created in order to keep organized and build her company.

    Be sure to check out Kate’s social links listed below.  Enjoy the show!
    Connect with Kate Westad:
    Website: https://palettebypak.com/pages/contact
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katewestad/
     
    Connect with Allison:
    Website: allisonksummers.com 
    #tech #SAAS # business #designthinking #AI #creativesociety #teambuilding #CEO #startup #startupstory #founder #futureofwork 

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Andrea1125 ,

Love this Podcast

Allison first and foremost has amazing guests. On top of that’s she’s an exceptional interviewer. I love how she guides the discussion with probing and insightful questions. I come away from each episode inspired.

Arlie K ,

Authentic, Empowering & Amazingly Practical

It’s obvious Allison puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding authentic guests that truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time. 🙌

Rita-winner ,

Very inspiring

Another great episode, thank you Allison! Love the backstory and journey of Rita!

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