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On 60 AmFm stations around the US, the show argues that anyone can be a successful entrepreneur when they forget creativity, risk, and passion! Join host Jim Beach, bestselling McGraw-Hill Author for his SBA award winning nationally syndicated radio show. Copy an idea, execute it better, start with less than $5,000 and reserve passion for family & religion.

School for Startups Radio Jim Beach

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On 60 AmFm stations around the US, the show argues that anyone can be a successful entrepreneur when they forget creativity, risk, and passion! Join host Jim Beach, bestselling McGraw-Hill Author for his SBA award winning nationally syndicated radio show. Copy an idea, execute it better, start with less than $5,000 and reserve passion for family & religion.

    July 17, 2024 - Content Super Creator Melanie Deziel and Mindset Expert Dr. Dhru Beeharilal

    July 17, 2024 - Content Super Creator Melanie Deziel and Mindset Expert Dr. Dhru Beeharilal

    Melanie Deziel – Content Fuel Super Creator and Author of Prove It: Exactly How Modern Marketers Earn Trust
    Melanie Deziel is passionate about helping individuals, teams, and organizations unlock their creative potential and organize their creative efforts. As a keynote speaker, author, and award-winning branded content creator, Melanie has spent her career developing the skills to think differently and discover new ways to engage audiences through content. She is the author of “The Content Fuel Framework: How to Generate Unlimited Story Ideas” as well as “Prove It: Exactly How Modern Marketers Earn Trust” and the co-founder of The Creator Kitchen mastermind for creatives. Having been the first-ever editor of branded content at The New York Times, a founding member of HuffPost’s brand storytelling team, and Director of Creative Strategy for Time Inc’s 35 US magazines, Melanie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on how content can be used as a strategic tool, and how processes can help unlock its power. Her  passion for teaching creativity and content processes extends to academia. She has developed and taught graduate-level content marketing courses for both Fairleigh Dickinson University and City University of New York, and frequently guest-lectures for the many universities that use her books as texts, including NYU, Syracuse, Temple and the University of Connecticut’s Werth Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In addition to delivering keynotes, leading workshops, and coaching clients on organized creativity, Melanie is also the co-founder of both The Convoy and GroupUps, B2B marketplaces that help small businesses save money so they can invest more in themselves and their communities. She advises multiple other startups and also serves as a judge for several industry awards.Dr. Dhru Beeharilal – Founder of Nayan Leadership – Mindset Expert
    Dr. Dhru Beeharilal is a popular speaker, Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) and founder of Nayan Leadership. He partners with his clients on their hero’s journey to build resilience and strengthen their mindset in order to be more effective, empowered, authentic, and creative leaders, business owners, and human beings. His approach combines traditional coaching with the Japanese philosophies of Ikigai (a well rounded life) and Bushido. By way of background,  he believes that while there are a number of things that contribute to success – skills, work ethic and resiliency just to name a few. But most of all, mindset is a huge determinate for individual and team success. He enjoys indulging in his creativity, whether he’s coaching executives, hosting events, speaking at conferences, or just exploring the world with his faithful K-9 companion, Hachi. Dhru helps his clients and organization to encourage and inspire meaningful, intentional, and effective action in order to make the world a more mindful, authentic, and innovative place. To embrace work-life balance and create healthy beliefs and behaviours in order to achieve better results.

    • 54 min
    July 15, 2024 - Going Public Dakin Campbell and Performance Science Coaching Dr. Carla Fowler

    July 15, 2024 - Going Public Dakin Campbell and Performance Science Coaching Dr. Carla Fowler

    Dakin Campbell – Chief Finance Correspondent of Business Insider’s and Author of Going Public: How Silicon Valley Rebels Loosened Wall Street’s Grip on the IPO and Sparked a Revolution
    Dakin Campbell is Business Insider’s chief finance correspondent, writing features and conducting investigations into Wall Street’s largest and most powerful firms. He has written extensively about Goldman Sachs and the challenges its CEO has faced in his first few years on the job. Campbell joined Insider in April 2018 from Bloomberg News, where he spent a decade writing for its wire service and magazines. His writing has led to the resignation of the nation’s busiest bankruptcy judge, and spurred a group of powerful Senators to scrutinize the bankruptcy of a private prison healthcare company. Before joining the investigations team, he covered Wall Street for 15 years. Goldman Sachs’ CEO began leasing a plane just days after Dakin uncovered the executive’s extensive personal use of the corporate jet. Dakin joined Insider in April 2018 from Bloomberg News, where he spent a decade writing for its wire service and magazines. He holds a BS from Cornell University, an MS in journalism from Columbia University, and a CFA charter. His first book, Going Public, was published in July 2022.Carla Fowler, MD PhD – Founder of THAXA Performance Science Coaching
    Carla Fowler, MD PhD founded THAXA out of a passion for performance science, where the fields of strategy, productivity, and psychology intersect. Since its inception in 2013, THAXA’s scientific approach to individualized coaching has attracted a devoted client base of dozens of executives at firms ranging from Fortune 500 technology companies to venture-backed startups to innovative nonprofits. Carla’s coaching methods draw upon the multidisciplinary field of performance science to generate the best ideas surrounding strategy, execution, and mindset to assist leaders in their endeavors. Over the past 10 years, she has distilled the key principles of performance into understandable concepts and a method that helps leaders incorporate these ideas into their day-to-day performance, helping them go faster and improving their results. Outside of her coaching, Carla truly enjoys sharing her key performance principles with audiences while engaging in thought-provoking conversations surrounding her passion for performance science. Carla graduated from Brown University magna cum laude, earned her MD and PhD at the University of Washington, and completed her internship in general surgery at Stanford University. THAXA ditches the self-help fluff and rewires the brains of busy executives. For over ten years, her unique blend of strategy, productivity, and science has helped leaders crush their goals at Fortune 500 giants, scrappy startups, and mission-driven nonprofits.

    • 53 min
    July 12, 2024 - Regrow your Hair! Ashley Stark and Mentally Strong Leader Scott Mautz

    July 12, 2024 - Regrow your Hair! Ashley Stark and Mentally Strong Leader Scott Mautz

    Ashley Stark – Co-owner of We Grow Hair Indy and Peri Hair
    Ashley Stark is co-owner of We Grow Hair Indy and Transitions of Indiana, an Indianapolis-based hair restoration and replacement clinic. She knows and thinks a lot about hair, so it’s no surprise that her new company is hair-related. She’s launched Peri Hair, an affordable, premium hair care product that focuses on both scalp and hair care. By creating a natural product focused on a more holistic approach (other products focus on either hair or scalp), she’s meeting a need she saw at We Grow Hair Indy. Peri Hair is an example of adjacent entrepreneurship. A recent McKinsey study shows that CEOs who pursue adjacent and breakout businesses that build on a competitive advantage deliver significantly higher shareholder returns than their peers.  Ashley is available to speak about her adjacent entrepreneurship journey and why it might be a successful tactic for other business owners. Having closely collaborated with trichologists and stylists on her team, she made it her mission to master the complexities surrounding hair and scalp health. The clinic and full salon in Indy offer a wide range of products catering to both medical-grade scalp concerns and salon-grade needs. Recognizing the potential in merging the finest elements from both industries, Ashley worked to craft an exceptional clean product line dedicated to promoting both scalp and hair health. For Ashley, this journey has been a longstanding dream finally realized. Witnessing the fruition of her vision is a source of immense joy and fulfillment. Being a mother of two young children, Ashley understands the importance of having all-in-one hair care products that deliver premium results, ensuring her hair looks its best even without styling. As the co-founder of Peri, Ashley is committed to providing high-quality, natural hair care products designed to nourish, strengthen, and enhance the natural beauty of every hair type. Without using harsh ingredients like sulfates, silicones, and parabens, Peri’s products ensure exceptional manageability, leaving hair feeling soft, nourished, protected, and detangled. With a focus on premium ingredients sourced from sustainable and ethically responsible suppliers, Peri not only promotes healthy hair practices but also prioritizes environmental sustainability and social responsibility.Scott Mautz – Leadership Expert and Author of The Mentally Strong Leader: Build the Habits to Productively Regulate Your Emotions, Thoughts, and Behaviors 
    Scott Mautz is the founder and CEO of Profound Performance™, a keynote, training, and coaching company. Mautz is a former Procter & Gamble executive who successfully ran four of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses, he is also the multi award-winning author of Leading from the Middle, Find the Fire, and Make It Matter. Mautz has been named a “CEO Thought-leader” by The Chief Executives Guild and a “Top 50 Leadership Innovator” by Inc.com, He is faculty on reserve at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business for Executive Education and is a top instructor at LinkedIn Learning. He lives in San Diego.

    • 53 min
    July 10, 2024 - The CEO Project & Kilimanjaro Climber Jim Schleckser and Rekindle The Love Jennifer Dawn

    July 10, 2024 - The CEO Project & Kilimanjaro Climber Jim Schleckser and Rekindle The Love Jennifer Dawn

    Jim Schleckser – Founder & CEO of The CEO Project
    Jim Schleckser is an accomplished leader, entrepreneur, and CEO coach with extensive experience across diverse industries. He is the Founder & CEO of The CEO Project, a renowned executive coaching company specializing in high-revenue entrepreneurs. Jim offers a distinctive CEO coaching program that combines peer group discussions with personalized one-on-one coaching sessions led by former CEOs. He advocates for the concept of the “Lazy CEO,” emphasizing efficient delegation and time management as essential traits for successful leadership. Jim employs diagnostic and strategic tools to identify business constraints and provide tailored advice to CEOs and offers a curated advisory board, providing CEOs with unbiased and valuable guidance. Jim hosts The Lazy CEO Podcast, a successful podcast, focusing on entrepreneurship and CEO leadership, providing valuable insights to a wide audience. He is also the author of two impactful books: “Great CEO’s are Lazy” and “Professional Drinking: A Spirited Guide to Wine, Cocktails and Confident Business Entertaining.” In addition to his professional endeavors, Jim is actively involved in various non-profit organizations such as the National Association of Corporate Directors, Boy Scouts of America, and Youth With A Mission. Jim is an avid soccer player and adventurer, having recently conquered Mount Kilimanjaro. He is also a certified Level 2 Sommelier, reflecting his passion for wine and cocktails.Jennifer Dawn – Business Coaching and Author of The Apple Stand: How To Rekindle The Love For Your Business and The Joy Guide: Finding Your Joy In A World of Crap

    Ask yourself, what is one thing I could do today to move theneedle forward on my goals, professional or personal.  

    Jennifer Dawn is the founder of Jennifer Dawn Coaching and the creator of the Best Planner Ever. She began her entrepreneurial career selling apples off her grandfather’s tree because a lemonade stand was so “yesterday”. Jennifer is a serial entrepreneur who has grown two multi-million-dollar businesses and is a successful speaker and author. She serves high-achieving entrepreneurs through private business coaching and hands-on workshops. Jennifer is a master at setting and achieving goals, problem-solving, profitability, and cash flow. She is also the host of the top-rated podcast, Happy Productive with Jennifer Dawn. Jennifer Dawn has had quite the entrepreneurial journey. Not only is she the founder of Jennifer Dawn Coaching & Consulting, creator of the Best Planner Ever and master coach behind Goal Achiever’s, she’s also the author of The Joy Guide: Finding Your Joy In A World of Crap. At the age of 23, she founded her first software company. Jennifer’s all about growth, so she grew it from zero revenues to over $1M in sales. She then went on to become the Software Division President for a $54M manufacturing firm and grew her division revenues from $300k to $2.2M in less than two years. Jennifer was later asked to lead a national network of entrepreneurs where she not only tripled revenues, but also found her true calling. Today, Jennifer’s purpose is coaching entrepreneurs – like you – to grow profitable, healthy, and truly exceptional businesses. Her approach is a bit different as she believes in developing the ENTIRE person, not just the business. Jennifer saved a $12M manufacturing company from bankruptcy and guided them to be profitable and debt free. She coached a Digital Marketing Agency losing money to net profits of $300k and debt free in 9 months. She began her entrepreneurial career at age 8 selling apples off her grandfather’s tree because a lemonade stand was so “yesterday.”

    • 53 min
    July 8, 2024 - CEO of Leadsales CRM for WhatsApp Roby Peñacastro and Trade School Entrepreneur Donald Booth

    July 8, 2024 - CEO of Leadsales CRM for WhatsApp Roby Peñacastro and Trade School Entrepreneur Donald Booth

    Roberto “Roby” Peñacastro – CEO and Founder of Leadsales
    Roberto “Roby” Peñacastro, CEO and founder of Leadsales, is a passionate entrepreneur from Querétaro, México, with several years of experience driving national and multinational businesses. He is considered the go-to source when it comes to leadership and problem-solving, no matter what the challenges are. In 2019, while working at Google, he managed to identify an opportunity: conversational commerce by managing key accounts. These experiences paved the way for creating Leadsales, a specialized WhatsApp and social network CRM that helps you triple your sales.Donald Booth – CEO and Founder of American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) – Trade School Owner
    Donald Booth is the CEO/Founder of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), BOOKU LLC Real Estate Investment, and CFO of Rich Coast Realty Group. As a business owner of AINDT, he provides top-tier global training to industry titans like SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, and the US Navy while uplifting NDT professionals with a 93% job placement rate. Booth’s entrepreneurial prowess extends to his real estate endeavors.

    • 53 min
    July 3, 2024 - Marketing Superpowers Jon Davids and Lead Boldly Hugh Blane

    July 3, 2024 - Marketing Superpowers Jon Davids and Lead Boldly Hugh Blane

    Jon Davids – Founder of Influicity and Author of Marketing Superpowers: Build a brand so good that getting customers feels like magic
    Jon Davids made $300K in college by figuring out one thing. How to hijack demand on the internet. And that skill changed my life. Let me rewind and tell you how it happened. 2004: I built an online magazine and monetized through digital ads. I ran it while in college and sold to a large publisher in 2009. 2011: I stumbled on the world of YouTube influencers and figured out how to use this emerging channel to drive millions in revenue for brands. This was a good start, but I had bigger plans. 2015: I launched Influicity, an early influencer marketing agency. Too early. It was a grind for the first while, but we found our groove. We work with clients like Toyota, Walmart, and Bank of America. 2023: Influicity serves client amazing brands across 7 countries. 2024: Releasing my first book, “Marketing Superpowers: Build a brand so good that your marketing feels like magic.” It’s a play-by-play on how to create a transformational brand from scratch. For the small business owner straight up to the Fortune 50 executive.Hugh Blane – President of Claris Consulting, Elite-Performance Coach, Leadership Transformation Expert, Acclaimed Author of Lead Boldly: How to Coach Others to Greatness
    Hugh Blane is President of Claris Consulting. He is a nationally recognized business strategist hired to help organizations solve challenging business issues, strengthen personal and professional relationships, and execute on strategic initiatives with greater results. A subject-matter expert in leadership, team performance and influence, Hugh is a senior-level consultant who has worked with thousands of people in a wide variety of organizations including Nordstrom, Microsoft, Stanford University, Texas A & M in Qatar, Allied Waste, Spacelabs Medical, KPMG, Costco, Starbucks and the University of California in Riverside. Hugh Blane doesn’t claim to know everything about your business. He does claim however to know more than anyone about converting human potential into accelerated business results – that’s why his clients call him the Talent Alchemist. Hugh’s specialty is working with high potential employees as was recognized when he was selected as the exclusive coach for the prestigious Helen M. Young Fellowship at Pepperdine University. He is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Law and Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University and has taught business literacy courses to homeless men and women through the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. He has also served on the Strategic Planning Committee of the Boys and Girls Club. Hugh is a serial entrepreneur and doesn’t shy away from reinventing himself. After eleven years as the CEO of his own financial consulting firm, Hugh reinvented himself when he was recruited to join renowned business author Tom Peters as a senior level consultant with The Tom Peters Company. After traveling to three continents, working in seven countries and forty-three states, Hugh left to become the youngest partner and consultant in the venerable consulting firm, the Effectiveness Institute. After seven years, Hugh recognized that it was time to reinvent himself again and he started Claris Consulting. Hugh and his family emigrated from Scotland to Canada, and then to Birmingham, Alabama in 1969 to escape financial hardship and begin their lives anew. The culture shock experienced upon his arrival in Birmingham six years after Bull Connor ordered the use of fire hoses and attack dogs, along with the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church was profound. His commitment to organizational transformation came as a direct result of being witness to a chaotic time that changed the course of race relations in the United States. Hugh is the author of 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: Create a Mindset of Passion, Innovation and Growth, and Mastering The Leade

    • 53 min

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Can’t Miss Podcast for Entrepreneurs Who Love to Learn From The Best

Jim Beach does an amazing job showcasing his guests by asking provoking questions that listeners want answers to. Further, he makes the podcasts enjoyable to listen to and listeners will learn plenty of lessons and tips to further their business. I have done lots of podcasts and thoroughly enjoyed being a guest talking about my new book, Take A Chance!

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Thank you for insightful questions

Jim asked me a lot of insightful questions, great cadence, look forward to listening to all the other great episodes!

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Great time chatting with Jim!

I love that Jim truly allows guests to have open dialogue on his show. There’s such variety in the types of guests

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