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Interviews with Elite Business Leaders & Experts sharing tips and strategies for elevating your business to the next level.

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Interviews with Elite Business Leaders & Experts sharing tips and strategies for elevating your business to the next level.

    Interview with Kelley C. Pyles, CFP Certified Long Term Care Specialist with Royal Fund Management

    Interview with Kelley C. Pyles, CFP Certified Long Term Care Specialist with Royal Fund Management

    Kelley C. Pyles is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Certified Long Term Care Specialist, Independent Investment Adviser Representative, and insurance professional. Kelley’s number one priority is ensuring that clients can live their lives to the fullest and make the most of their hard-earned money.
    Kelley began her career in financial services with Allstate Insurance. Over her twenty-year career there, she developed a passion for helping others with their finances. She began to focus solely on the financial services industry and retirement planning. Kelley obtained her CFP® certification, and is proud to serve as a fiduciary adviser acting in the best interest of her clients in every part of her practice.

    Kelley’s specialties include income and legacy planning, investment advice, analyzing the proper balance of risk and safety, long term care planning, and tax minimization strategies. She passed the Series 65 securities exam and holds her life and health insurance licenses. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and is an avid Gator fan.
    In her free time, Kelley enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband, Jim, have been married for 30 years. They have two children, William and Katie. William is currently serving in the Marine Corps as a crew chief on the CH-53K helicopter. Katie is in 11th grade. She enjoys softball, volleyball, and jet skiing.

    Please reach out to her to be sure you are making the right choice for your future. Learn More: https://kelleypylesfinancialadviser.com/

    Certified Financial Planner |A213175

    Investment Adviser Representative of and investment advisory services offered through Royal Fund Management, LLC a SEC Registered Investment Adviser. The firm only transacts business in states where it is properly registered, or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. SEC registration does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by the Commission nor does it indicate that the adviser has attained a particular level of skill or ability.

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    • 16 min
    Interview with Holly Daniels Christensen, Founder & CEO of Dune Jewelry & Co.

    Interview with Holly Daniels Christensen, Founder & CEO of Dune Jewelry & Co.

    Can you go from crafting at your kitchen table to a multi-million-dollar business? As CEO, Holly Daniels Christensen has proved – yes! Using grit and the actual sand beneath her toes, that’s exactly what this entrepreneur has done.

    The founder of Dune Jewelry left home at 15 years old, and never looked back. She held a variety of jobs with stints as a zookeeper, pharmacy technician, promotional model, bartender, cellphone, car and cruise salesperson. She also spent 14 successful years as a top agent in Boston’s highly competitive real estate market.

    This unique bootstrap entrepreneur who proved she was unafraid of hard work was voted 2016 Woman-Owned Business of the Year for Massachusetts and New England by the Small Business Association (SBA). In 2018, Inc. magazine honored Dune Jewelry as No. 2590 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000 List which is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Currently, Dune Jewelry is the one-and-only experiential jewelry brand in the world.

    It all started in 2007, when this self-taught jewelry designer began making beach sand jewelry for friends and family at her kitchen table, then officially launched Dune Jewelry full time in 2010. Now, Dune employs a team of 28 people working in a 3,100 square foot studio space in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Dune continuously fills orders for over 700 retail partners worldwide while their thriving e-commerce website focuses on selling personalized Experiential Jewelry that captures their customer’s most cherished memories.

    Additionally, Holly has created an exclusive Sandbank which holds over 5,000 sands and earth elements gathered from iconic and memorable locations around the globe which customers can select from to customize their jewelry. Dune’s first-ever branded retail boutique opened in July 2021 in Harwich Port, Massachusetts to showcase the diverse range of the brand’s products, and in April 2022, Dune opened their second retail location, an “experiential concept” store in Ketchikan, Alaska.

    Holly is an advocate for giving back to the community and is proud to spearhead many fundraisers each year for non-profit organizations such as SMILE Mass, The Association to Preserve Cape Cod and Mission Blue. In addition, Dune often donates a portion of their sales throughout the year to various charities such as the global relief organization All Hands and Hearts, the Surfrider Foundation and the P.A.W.S Project. Currently, the company has surpassed over $200,000 in charitable donations.

    Holly’s book, “Happiness Comes in Waves” released in May, 2022 from Quarto Publishing. Happiness Comes in Waves provides life lessons filled with inspiring stories and quotations from the Dune community and ocean advocates—illustrated with gorgeous photographs of the ocean, shorelines, and beaches. Each chapter is dedicated to a theme with chapters on being unstoppable, adventurous, creative, grounded, soulful and abundant.

    Holly lives in Walpole, Massachusetts with her husband Eric, their two daughters Alexa and Lyla, and their rescue pup, Earle. She is dedicated to creating a future that motivates people to understand that continued hard work and perseverance is a direct path to success.

    Follow Holly Daniels Christensen on her personal Instagram: holly_daniels_christensen
    For more information on Dune Jewelry visit, https://dunejewelry.com/

    Follow Dune Jewelry on social media:
    Instagram: DuneJewelry
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dunejewelry
    Twitter: @dunejewelry

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    • 16 min
    Interview with Taliya Bashani CEO of TAB Law Firm

    Interview with Taliya Bashani CEO of TAB Law Firm

    Taliya Bashani is an attorney who specializes in real estate law and is an expert negotiator. Taliya is also a NY licensed broker and FL licensed title agent who teaches continuing education courses to realtors. She started her own law firm at 27 years old and has now built a multi-million dollar practice. Taliya is an avid traveler whose goal is to visit 20 countries. She has worked with some of the top real estate agents including Ryan Serhant from Million Dollar Listing NY. Taliya is a philanthropist who volunteers at summer camps for children with needs, and teaches youth programs to inspire kids to follow their passions and live their dreams.

    The best way to connect with her is on her personal site. You can connect with her on any of her social media. You can check out her website, seminars and events. https://tali360.com/

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    • 28 min
    Interview With Tom Rutkowski President of Innovative Retirement Strategies Discussing Using Life Insurance to Invest in Real Estate

    Interview With Tom Rutkowski President of Innovative Retirement Strategies Discussing Using Life Insurance to Invest in Real Estate

    Tom is a nationally-recognized expert in maximum over-funded life insurance for private banking and tax-free retirement planning. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a BA in Economics from the University of California. He currently resides in Boynton Beach, Florida

    Download his free e-book “Life Insurance 101” to get started now: https://bit.ly/3W8YE7y

    Schedule a free 30-minute introductory call with Tom to learn more: https://innovativeretirementstrategies.youcanbook.me/

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    • 20 min
    Interview with Rey Perez #1 Global Branding Expert

    Interview with Rey Perez #1 Global Branding Expert

    Rey Perez is CEO & Founder of “AMP Your Brand” an Elite Multimedia Branding & Marketing Agency specializing in making entrepreneurs, small business owners, and professionals more attractive to their target market. Focused on making better quality connections and building a larger following with their uniquely designed “360 Marketing System.” Rey is also the creator of TheVIPbrandingExperience.com the world’s first done-for-you branding and marketing 3-day live event as well as the Founder of My360sites.com the ultimate all-in-one connection site for individuals, companies, and organizations that want to connect their brand faster to a much larger audience with all their media and links in one place.

    Rey Perez is a Best Selling Author, Award-Winning Speaker, Podcast, Radio & TV Talk Show Host, Elite Business Coach, and Philanthropist who leads Mastermind Groups and Business Growth Seminars Globally. He has shared the stage and worked with some of the biggest industry icons such as Les Brown, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Kevin Harrington, and Sharon Lechter, just to name a few. Leveraging nearly two decades of sales and marketing experience Rey and his team of experts create world-class celebrity brands for top entrepreneurs and professionals who want to dominate their niche or industry.

    Rey entered the field of marketing and promotions while spending several years promoting high-end VIP Events in Miami’s South Beach Nightlife Industry. He quickly discovered the immense benefits of engaging potential consumers through the power of video marketing and social media to expand his reach and impact. The riches are truly in the niches. Therefore, Rey looks at what clients are great at, and why they are great at it. This allows him to build clients a superstar brand. Rey is an avid traveler who has visited over 20 countries and is always searching for the next adventure. He skydives, scuba dives, and has even dove with great white sharks in Australia.

    He collects fast, exotic cars and has a passion for speed and power. Rey is a philanthropist who started the nonprofit organization, “Influence With Love” which aims to empower underprivileged youth through mentorship and to build entrepreneurial skills. Rey is also the host for the online services at Potential Church in Cooper City, Florida. The clients he typically serves include professionals who are speakers, authors, coaches, consultants, trainers, small biz owners, and entrepreneurs who are personality-driven and the face of their businesses. Rey’s greatest success is to hear the stories of his clients breaking into 6, 7, and even 8-figure sales ranges.

    To gain access to Rey’s full 40min Live presentation on “How To Increase Leads & Sales with the Power of Personal Branding, Networking & Presenting” To Maximize Your Influence & Monetize Your Mission BY BECOMING THE RECOGNIZED GO-TO AUTHORITY IN YOUR NICHE OR INDUSTRY

    https://brandin2days.com/presentation

    Learn More: https://reyperez360.com/interview-with-rey-perez-1-global-branding-expert

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    • 36 min
    Interview with Josh D. Millang, President of Retirement Protectors Discussing How Taxes Impact Retirement

    Interview with Josh D. Millang, President of Retirement Protectors Discussing How Taxes Impact Retirement

    RPI is actively managing Health, Wealth and Legacy solutions for over 2,000 retiree clients from our Central Iowa Headquarters since 2008. We are an established succession planning firm for retiring Medicare Insurance Agents and a Wealth/ Legacy Resource for a growing Network of Elite Independent Senior Market Advisors.

    HEALTH- With our proprietary Carrier Connect Platform, we educate Medicare Beneficiaries on the multitude of plan types and companies available in their local market, set expectations for their optimal healthcare experience, and support them over time with our Proactive Service Model ™

    WEALTH- Financial professionals do fabulous work getting people to retirement, so they can work with us. We leverage the strategies, tactics, products and technology to craft bulletproof retirement income strategies- for retirees that don’t want to run into worries or run out of money.

    LEGACY- Most people prefer to leave their legacy to loved ones, rather than their greedy Uncle or a local care facility. We implement innovative planning concepts to mitigate these risks, in some cases without exclusively tying up valuable assets.

    Learn More: https://www.retireprotected.com/

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Luke DePron ,

A MUST LISTEN!!!

I have had the pleasure of enjoying this show both as a listener, and as a guest. Mike does a great job of teasing out the gems of advicea nd wisdom from all his guests. Each show you're sure to walk away with some nuggest of wisdom that you can inject into your life!

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One of my new fav shows! Mike is a great host!

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Great Content with Mike

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