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Dr. Bill Dorfman® Podcast presents Meet the Mentor® series is a weekly podcast that showcases mentors in many fields and industries that share their experiences with New York Times Best-Selling author and celebrity dentist, the founder of The LEAP Foundation, Dr. Bill Dorfman.

Dr. Bill Dorfman® Podcast presents Meet the Mentor® Series Dr. Bill Dorfman®

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    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

Dr. Bill Dorfman® Podcast presents Meet the Mentor® series is a weekly podcast that showcases mentors in many fields and industries that share their experiences with New York Times Best-Selling author and celebrity dentist, the founder of The LEAP Foundation, Dr. Bill Dorfman.

    Sarah McTaggart of Transviolet

    Sarah McTaggart of Transviolet

    Meet Sarah McTaggart, a musician who began in church choirs before studying animation in college, shares her journey from open mic nights to leading Transviolet - a band that soared after Katy Perry tweeted about their song "Girls Your Age."
    Sarah met her husband Chris through music; they taught each other piano and guitar respectively. Their passion led to Transviolet's formation in 2015 when they had to rethink their original name due to legal reasons.
    Now independent artists running their own label since 2019, Transviolet plans a European tour while Sarah dreams of Grammys performances within five years.
    She advises aspiring musicians not to fear imperfection but embrace it as growth towards excellence despite industry competitiveness or self-doubt.
    As Dr. Bill closes out his enthusiastic recounting of Sarah’s story—with hopes for his daughter Ana opening on Transviolet’s upcoming tour—he reminds listeners that perseverance turns obstacles into stepping stones toward success.
    Transviolet Music - https://transviolet.com/
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    • 21 min
    Peter Schoeder's Journey to Success: From Denmark DJ to Tech Entrepreneur

    Peter Schoeder's Journey to Success: From Denmark DJ to Tech Entrepreneur

    This episode's guest is Peter Schroeder. Here are some of the highlights of the podcast with host, Dr. Bill Dorfman.
    Peter Schroeder -

    Danish native who started as a DJ at age 9.

    Progressed from party gigs to international club events; became one of Denmark’s top DJs.

    Founded his own record label before venturing into technology entrepreneurship.

    Has earned over 20 platinum records and received triple nominations at the Danish DJ awards.

    Peter Schroeder's Latest Venture - Telzio Technology:
    A pre-unicorn unified communications company creating cloud-based telephone systems simplifying repetitive tasks through AI integration.

    Personal Insights & Experiences Shared by Peter Sc:

    Survived both a plane crash and raising twins (jokingly debates which was harder).

    Transitioned from music industry success into tech entrepreneurship due to passion for coding and technology.

    Key Discussion Points in The Interview:
    Early Career:
    Started as a child DJ leading up until working globally in late teens.
    Sold his record label after establishing it successfully.
    Telzio Technology Explained:
    Cloud-based telephony service offering call processing, text messaging inbound calls management with queues/messages/AI features including conference calling capabilities.

    Challenges Faced & Overcoming Adversity:

    Emphasizes self-learning without mentorship initially but acknowledges its value later on in life.

    Discusses learning how SEO works organically instead of spending on advertising due to budget constraints against major competitors like AT&T or Verizon.


    Business Growth Trajectory & Ethos:
    Offers insight into customer acquisition via organic growth strategies such as word-of-mouth referrals and SEO optimization rather than paid advertising campaigns. – Advocates equality-minded business model providing all users access to enterprise-level features regardless of their size or payment capacity—emphasizing fair competition opportunity between small startups vs established corporations – Shares plans about maintaining lean operations focusing on quality over quantity when it comes to hiring employees while prioritizing smart talent acquisition strategy paying above-average market rates ensuring employee investment within the company culture

    Engagement with Listeners/Youth Entrepreneurs: Encourages listeners interested in reaching out or seeking mentorship/guidance directly via his personal website where he is open for communication across various social media platforms.
    This episode provides valuable insights not only into starting and scaling a tech venture but also emphasizes strategic thinking behind branding (naming), marketing without large budgets (SEO mastery), managing growth sustainably while fostering an inclusive product/service offering accessible across varying customer scales—from individual entrepreneurs/DJs like himself once was—to multinational giants such as Facebook or Airbnb amongst others mentioned during conversation throughout podcast runtime duration today!
    Connect with Peter: For those inspired by Peter's story wishing connect further they may do so visiting peterschroeder.com

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    • 25 min
    A Conversation with Daniel Gestetner

    A Conversation with Daniel Gestetner

    Daniel is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of technology, retail and consumer goods experience. The past few years have been spent focused on Digital Disruption and E-commerce + omni-channel businesses in consumer goods industry

    In 2017 Daniel was part of the founding team of Byte - a Direct to Consumer Dental Aligner Brand. The team build the business over three years and exited in December 2020 for $1.04bn. www.byteme.com

    Daniel is also the co-founder and co-CEO of dLuxury Brands. dLuxury invests in Digitally Native Brands + has an accelerator to help turbo charge digital marketing for brands. www.dluxurybrands.com

    Daniel also advises a number of Private Equity funds on acquisitions and Investments in the Digital space, and advises and sits on multiple Boards.

    Daniel has spoken at many conferences around the world, been featured in many news outlets, and has represented the UK Government as an ambassador for trade and industry in a major advertising campaign they ran. Daniel was invited to join the Prime Minister, David Cameron’s trip to China in 2013 and met many Chinese Dignitaries. Daniel has been involved in many Charities, including being a member of the Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science for 10 years and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) for 5 years. Daniel is an active member of the YPO (Young Presidents Organisation), an invite-only business group comprised of business leaders from around the world.
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    • 27 min
    Michael Schonbuch - Trial Lawyer

    Michael Schonbuch - Trial Lawyer

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    • 27 min
    LEAP Week 2023 Spotlight: Beverly D'Angelo

    LEAP Week 2023 Spotlight: Beverly D'Angelo

    Beverly D'Angelo is an American actress who starred as Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon's Vacation films (1983–2015).[1] She has appeared in over 60 films and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role as Patsy Cline in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), and for an Emmy Award for her role as Stella Kowalski in the TV film A Streetcar Named Desire (1984). D'Angelo's other film roles include Sheila Franklin in Hair (1979) and Doris Vinyard in American History X (1998).
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    • 45 min
    LEAP Week 2023 Spotlight: Chris, Michelle and Shane

    LEAP Week 2023 Spotlight: Chris, Michelle and Shane

    Retrospective of different career paths from professionals at LEAP 2023.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

RiriC84 ,

Stop and Listen

Great content with amazing guest speakers. Whenever I listen, I am constantly absorbing helpful information which I am able to utilize and share with others.

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I love Dr. Bill Dorfman for generously creating these podcasts for the public with the intention of wanting the listeners to become their best possible selves in their chosen profession(s). Thank you! :)

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