100 episodes

Knucklehead Podcast is a podcast where we discuss mistakes that we made, provide perspective to people who could benefit from learning, and we spent time with entrepreneurs that don't sugar coat their screw-ups en-route to accomplishing their goals. If you're wanting to be coddled, this isn't your podcast. If you want to be told everything is going to be ok, but aren't willing to work - this is your podcast. If you are curious about listening to podcasts, start with this podcast.

Knucklehead Podcast Knucklehead Media Group

    • Management
    • 5.0, 116 Ratings

Knucklehead Podcast is a podcast where we discuss mistakes that we made, provide perspective to people who could benefit from learning, and we spent time with entrepreneurs that don't sugar coat their screw-ups en-route to accomplishing their goals. If you're wanting to be coddled, this isn't your podcast. If you want to be told everything is going to be ok, but aren't willing to work - this is your podcast. If you are curious about listening to podcasts, start with this podcast.

    Experiment Doesn't Mean Start From Scratch, Refine Labs CEO Chris Walker

    Experiment Doesn't Mean Start From Scratch, Refine Labs CEO Chris Walker

    Going through a lot of experiments in figuring out the things that work and the things that don’t, Chris spends most of his time finding a measurable solution in bringing results to the business.
    In today’s Knucklehead Podcast episode, Chris speaks about performance marketing, how he came up with a quantifiable outcome in generating leads, and why focusing on your audience and what helps them better can help in winning brand and awareness which leads people to actually buy from you.
    Chris Walker is the CEO of Refine Labs. They help companies optimize their revenue model. Their Revenue Engine Optimization formula has been proven to accelerate business growth and new customer acquisition with a focus on pipeline velocity. The results are consistent and span across industries including medical devices, industrial, scientific, and health/wellness.
    Enjoy!
    Favorite Quote:
    “I made a big shift where I basically stopped believing in auditing all my assumptions on what I'd been taught about marketing. And so instead of just thinking about certain things, I would actually measure them and experiment with them.”
                                                                                                                            -Chris Walker
    In this Episode:
    2:43 - Understanding the concepts of performance marketing
    5:16 - How Chris discovered social media as an awareness channel as opposed to an intent channel
    14:20 - Significant ability he learned from his past work experience
    16:38 - His advice on dealing with changes in business and market dynamics
    19:52 - Getting in touch with Chris Walker
    23:22 - How people perceive his service
    Connect with Chris Walker
    LinkedIn
    Website
    Click here to connect with Knucklehead Media Group
    Knucklehead Media Group is your “push button” for podcast. We help companies and organizations tell their story using podcasts and best practices for content distribution. Home to some of the top podcasts across multiple categories, captivating coursework on gaining traction with your show, and consulting to those companies BOLD enough to get some wins. We believe your mistakes set the foundation for your success, those stories help customers beat a pathway to your doorstep, and the myths from bringing business online shouldn't hold you back from getting yours.

    • 21 min
    Weather the storm - Rusty Jensen, VP of Business Development Nice inContact

    Weather the storm - Rusty Jensen, VP of Business Development Nice inContact

    Ep 112 - Entrepreneurial Mindset to Corporate Executive with Rusty Jensen
    Going through painful growth lessons, “failing” in business, losing over $100k in investment resources Rusty Jenson learned to make himself dynamic in the corporate world.
    Today’s episode of the Knucklehead Podcast shares the story behind Nice inContact Executive, Rusty Jensen. How his strong leadership and participation lead him from being a sales developer to Executive level, what knucklehead moment gave him the grit and skills to transform a company, and why losing an opportunity is a great head start to success.
    Rusty Jensen is the VP of Revenue Generation for Direct and Indirect Channels at NICE inContact. He is responsible for all pipeline generation activities both direct and indirect channels and oversees the channel and sales development organizations for all of North America.
    Enjoy!
    Favorite Quote:
    “What I learned really quickly is I didn't know what to do. I didn't know how to do it, and I failed. I borrowed $100,000 and invested it with other people and I use the rest to try to build my business. I lost all of that money, but I felt that I had ruined my life.” -Rusty Jensen
    In this episode:
    3:08 - Diving deeper into the role of Rusty Jensen in the business industry
    4:03 - Knowing the young Rusty before entering the corporate world
    6:36 - His first knucklehead moment as an entrepreneur
    10:15 - How he responded from the first blow of failure
    11:05 - What he learned about risk from his experience
    12:21 - Rusty’s remarkable approach in the decision-making process
    17:21 - How he developed his perspective of identifying small-cap growth market
    21:29 - The roles and learning process he carried in his company
    24:11- The hallmark of a good leader
    25:45 - What dynamic people can do to build a vigorous enterprise
    27:53 - Finding a balance between passion for business and relationship with peers and employees
    31:46 - His last piece of advice in finding success
    Connect with Rusty Jensen
    LinkedIn
    Website 
    Click here to connect with Knucklehead Media Group
    Knucklehead Media Group is your “push button” for podcast. We help companies and organizations tell their story using podcasts and best practices for content distribution. Home to some of the top podcasts across multiple categories, captivating coursework on gaining traction with your show, and consulting to those companies BOLD enough to get some wins. We believe your mistakes set the foundation for your success, those stories help customers beat a pathway to your doorstep, and the myths from bringing business online shouldn't hold you back from getting yours.

    • 32 min
    E111 - From Corporate to Hardcore Video Strategist with Rich Cardona

    E111 - From Corporate to Hardcore Video Strategist with Rich Cardona

    Ep 111- From Corporate to Hardcore Video Strategist with Rich Cardona
    In today’s episode of the Knucklehead Podcast, Stephen shares an interesting interview with Rich Cardona, CEO and founder of Rich Cardona Media on how he transitions from Amazon ambassador to a hardcore video strategist.
    Calling himself an average Marine, Rich tells the story of how working in the corporate world disables him from using his creative energy in the process and how his knucklehead moments lead the genesis of Rich Cardona Media.
    Rich is a video strategist, media agency owner, Linkedin expert and risk-taker.  After playing the corporate game for a few years after retiring from the Marine Corps in 2015, he realized he could no longer continue on a journey that wasn't meant for him. He now has a small media business in which he interviews C-Suite leaders, hyper-growth entrepreneurs, and veterans in order to explore their personal brands.
    Enjoy!
    Favorite Quote:
    “ I don't know anyone who has the entrepreneur playbook or all the tools who haven’t just run into all kinds of crazy obstacles, anyway it doesn't matter, you just have to do it!”
                                                                                                                            -Rich Cardona
    In this episode:
    1:46 - Getting acquainted with Rich Cardona 
    2:42 - His interesting story prior to Rich Cardona Media
    13:20 - How he launched his career in Amazon from a simple interview
    17:10 - Sharing his biggest mistake engaging in a corporate world
    21:24 - Major grounds that result in quitting his job
    26:00 - How Rich devised a process to get people's attention
    30:55 - The major setback he encountered with a business partnership
    33:57 - His two cents when starting off a business
    38:44 - The benefits of being a lone wolf
    45:13- How Rich establish a trust to somebody whenever it comes to a new career
    Connect with Rich Cardona
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    Website 
    Click here to connect with Knucklehead Media Group
    Knucklehead Media Group is your “push button” for podcast. We help companies and organizations tell their story using podcasts and best practices for content distribution. Home to some of the top podcasts across multiple categories, captivating coursework on gaining traction with your show, and consulting to those companies BOLD enough to get some wins. We believe your mistakes set the foundation for your success, those stories help customers beat a pathway to your doorstep, and the myths from bringing business online shouldn't hold you back from getting yours.
     

    • 53 min
    E110 - Are Dad's Necessary? with Military Veteran Dad Podcast Host Ben Killoy

    E110 - Are Dad's Necessary? with Military Veteran Dad Podcast Host Ben Killoy

    Ep 110- Transforming Knucklehead Moments to Opportunities with Ben Killoy
    While Facebook and Instagram say everything is perfect, Ben Killoy of Military Veteran Dad Podcast shares his story on how he turns his knucklehead moments to opportunities.
    In today’s Knucklehead Podcast episode, Ben expresses why he felt more alive after losing his job, what’s the genuine value of fatherhood, and how he uses unemployment to leverage and be the father he strived to be.
    Ben Killoy is a father, a husband, and a marine veteran. Owner of The Military Veteran Dad Podcast, his mission is to bring every dad home both physically and mentally to their marriage and their family. He uses his passion for leadership to help Military Veteran Dads understand who they are, develop the skills to overcome adversity, and own their life and choices.
    Enjoy!
    Favorite Quote:
    “I wanted to show that daddy's not down to the punch. It's about getting back up. It's about when you fall off, you get back on and you keep trying.”
    -Ben Killoy
    In this episode:
    0:38 - Getting to know Ben Killoy
    4:21 - The story behind his perspective of life as becoming better after being unemployed.
    8:31 - How Ben takes advantage of his job loss to leverage and teach his kids a lesson
    10:11 - The winning moments of stay-at-home dads
    14:23 - Finding the balance between being a provider and a father
    19:57 - Recognizing the truthful value of fatherhood in this generation
    26: 24 - His mindset of how he views life perceived by his first knucklehead
    28:08 - How knucklehead moments be the best father’s tool in helping your kid see a different lens and move forward.
    Connect with Ben Killoy
    LinkedIn
    Military Veteran Dad
    Instagram
    Click here to connect with Knucklehead Media Group
    Knucklehead Media Group is your “push button” for podcast. We help companies and organizations tell their story using podcasts and best practices for content distribution. Home to some of the top podcasts across multiple categories, captivating coursework on gaining traction with your show, and consulting to those companies BOLD enough to get some wins. We believe your mistakes set the foundation for your success, those stories help customers beat a pathway to your doorstep, and the myths from bringing business online shouldn't hold you back from getting yours.

    • 34 min
    E109 - Speed of Digital, Empire Selling CEO Dan Swift

    E109 - Speed of Digital, Empire Selling CEO Dan Swift

    It’s not an everyday experience in which an individual is brought onboard a prominent business service company and asked to develop a project from scratch. This was case of Dan Swift, founder and CEO of Empire Selling, this was the exact scenario that he found himself in when he was brought onboard LinkedIn in 2012 to help build their Launched Sales Navigator.
    Check out more from Dan:
    Empire Selling: https://empireselling.com/
    Dan Swift: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danjswift/
    LinkedIn, Empire Selling: https://www.linkedin.com/company/empireselling/

    • 25 min
    E108 - Buddy Check and VETD Talent Network Aficionado Joshua Dominic Prado

    E108 - Buddy Check and VETD Talent Network Aficionado Joshua Dominic Prado

    Josh Prado is an extroverted Navy veteran who helps fellow veterans transition through providing a solution, or is the actual solution himself with all the individuals he surrounds himself with. Tune in on this Knucklehead Media podcast as Josh talks about how failure is a common aspect of ultimately succeeding in life as he found out the Knucklehead way in his own journey!
    Joshua Prado - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-dominic-prado-maed-aet-3736a5a0
    VETD Talent Network - https://www.facebook.com/VETDTalentNetwork

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

flybysmedia ,

The truth

Stephen seeks out and gets the truth. He realizes THAT is what makes compelling content and that’s why I admire the podcast so much!

BenKilloy ,

We all fall down

I love this podcast because it talks about the falls of life but the most important point are the rises back up.

Nadia Flora ,

Suddenly found it

I was roaming around iTunes Business podcasts, suddenly found Knucklehead podcast there. Tried it a bit and guess what! WORTHY! I dont get bored listening to the show. Brings back many memories. Love this.

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