You're listening to the Establishing Your Empire show. A podcast that inspires entrepreneurs, creatives and future business owners to pursue their passions, grow their organizations and build their empire.
My name is Daran Herrman and creatively I'm best known for my photography. But business wise my claim to fame is growing a company from 15K per month in online sales to breaking the one million dollar a month barrier.
And I'm sitting down with interesting people to talk about their process, the lessons they learned and how they have Established their Empire's.
#059: Eric Wagner - Gem of a Life: A Journey through the World of Jewelry
Prepare to journey into the dazzling universe of diamonds, watches, and gold coins. Our guide is no ordinary man, but a renowned jeweler who has walked an extraordinary path. From a start as unexpected as a hidden gem, to a consuming passion for matching customers with their dream treasures, the tale of Eric Wagner isn't just another story. It's an epic of persistence, dedication, and unyielding brilliance. Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready for an adventure that gleams with the allure of fine jewels!
#058: Mike Trigg - Embrace New Challenges by Finding Joy in the Learning Curve
In this episode of Establishing Your Empire, host Daran Herrman interviews guest Mike Trigg, an experienced Silicon Valley executive, entrepreneur, and author with an impressive career spanning over 25 years. Trigg discusses how he followed his interests throughout his various career transitions and found joy in climbing the learning curve of new challenges. He emphasizes the importance of enjoying your job and being passionate about what you do, as well as not being intimidated by entering new industries and embracing the possibilities that come with naivety. Trigg also shares insights on entrepreneurship and discusses his recently published novel, Bit Flip, which offers readers an authentic insider's view of the corrupting influences in technology startups. Listeners will gain valuable insights from Trigg's experiences and career journey in the tech industry.
#057: John & Tyler Richards - How to Validate your Idea, Master the Art of the Pivot, & Knowing When to Double Down
In this episode of Establishing Your Empire, we have a fascinating conversation with Tyler and John Richards. If you are interested in finding out how to become the entrepreneur you have always dreamt of, this episode is just for you.
John Richards is an award-winning entrepreneurship professor, entrepreneur, venture investor, and mentor. He taught entrepreneurship for over 12 years at Brigham Young University and was named one of the Top 25 entrepreneurship professors in the United States.
John has invested in hundreds of ventures and mentored thousands. Early in his career, he was president of a yellow pages publishing company and later created the first-ever online yellow pages that led to an initial public offering and a multi-billion-dollar valuation.
Tyler Richards was recently named to the "ThePeak 100,” a list of the top entrepreneurs in Utah and surrounding areas. Tyler’s last three ventures have all resulted in multi-million dollar acquisitions. Tyler has been an active angel investor and has officially entered into Venture Capital with the pre-seed venture fund known as Startup Ignition Ventures.
#056: Brett Sharenow - Landmines to Avoid to Get Your Startup Funded
When it comes to startups, it doesn’t matter if you have a product that’s going to change the world, it's all for nothing if you can’t make your investors excited about you and your product. You only got one chance with your investors to make that happen.
In this episode of Establishing Your Empire, we have a fascinating conversation with Brett Sharenow, the CEO and founder of Broadscope Consulting. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to raise capital or learn about mistakes people make and how to avoid them this is the episode for you. Brett has helped companies raise more than $800 million dollars and has facilitated exits valued at more than $6 billion.
#055: Kimberly Wiefling - Transform Managers into Leaders
Leadership and management are two different things. However, many of us have grown to believe that these are the same thing. In corporate organizations, failing to grasp the distinction between management and leadership is one of the key contributing factors that prevent organizations from utilizing their full potential. In this episode of Establishing Your Empire, we have a fascinating conversation with an expert business consultant who helps businesses transform and achieve seemingly impossible business results. Kimberly Wiefling, Founding Member & Global Consultant at Silicon Valley Alliances, joins us today to talk about transforming managers into leaders, how to fix the most common causes of failure in global teams, and how to create a predictable and repeatable process to “innovate on purpose”.
#054: Richard Turner - The World's Best Card Mechanic
Richard Turner has been declared one of the world's most influential and inspirational figures of modern times, and is described by peers and audiences around the globe as the playing card manipulator who creates “Astonishment Beyond Comprehension.”
Daran does a fantastic job. Love the interview style. He's such a natural at it. Brings out the best in people.
Stumbled on this podcast when I realized we have had similiar guests. Great minds think alike. Great LIsten!
Thoughtful conversations beyond the jargon and fluff
I just started listening but am already impressed. The conversations really move past what you commonly hear on “startup” or “entrepreneur” podcasts, looking at the why behind the people and the endeavors.
Conversation with Paul O’Brien from March (right after SXSW cancelled because of the pandemic) is especially good.