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Are You Ready To Be Your Own Boss? - Lance Graulich
Do you dream of being your own boss? If yes, then our guest today can help you find your perfect business. Lance Graulich is the founder & CEO of ION Franchising, an industry leading franchise consulting and development group, that represents over 500 franchise brands & business opportunities within 90 categories. Lance helps prospective entrepreneurs find their perfect franchise for FREE. He also assists independent business owners in creating a franchise system. In today’s episode we learn about how he started his career on Wall Street, later helped grow a TGI Fridays franchise to more than a $225,000,000 organization, became a multi-unit, multi-state franchisee of Wingstop and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, founded the donut chain called Pinkbox in Las Vegas, has recently launched a bakery project with a Food Network star, and is now known as the industry-leading donut expert. Listen in! CONNECT WITH LANCE GRAULICH702firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't Take Your Foot Off The Pedal - Connie Diforo
Would you leave your home and everyone you know to travel across the world to pursue your dreams? Our guest today did just that! Connie Diforo is a self-taught designer based in Boston who learned to sew using her grandmother's Singer sewing machine in Botswana.In today’s episode we learn about her life-long passion for fashion, her journey to America, and her current mission to help rebuild her church in Botswana. Her now 99-year-old grandmother sparks her desire to save the important historical church and brings back loving memories of getting “all dolled up” to go to church.Connie’s designs are greatly inspired by her traditional life back in her home country. She loves to blend German print fabrics with modern ideas when creating her functional pieces. Her designs, have been featured in many fashion shows including Fashionably Late at the Liberty Hotel, Boston, Excessive Fashion, Boston Fashion Week and NY fashion week for EPN magazine. Diforo also hosts Fashion Tv in Boston for BNN. Listen in! Social media handleshttps://www.facebook.com/connie.diforohttps://www.instagram.com/conniebosslady/ ORhttps://www.facebook.com/Mesese-Designs-by-Diforo-1417053021848923/Instagram: @mesese
Building an Entrepreneurial Edge - Felicia Shanken
Have you considered making the move to entrepreneurship? If so, our guest today may be able to help. Felicia Shanken is the CEO/Founder of the Philadelphia Women's Network Connection, LLC and PWNC Foundation Inc 501(c)(3). PWNC creates a friendly supportive community where business owners enjoy sharpening their entrepreneurial edge while nurturing valuable relationships that enrich career satisfaction.In this episode we discuss how her for-profit company provides basic tools and resources for women (and men) who are trying to grow and scale their businesses, and how her non-profit helps individuals transition into entrepreneurship. We also talk about the importance of authenticity in running a successful business. Felicia hosts her own weekly show on RVNTV, called "Power Up Your Passion", where she brings guest on to talk about their passion in life and how it lead to where they are now. Felicia was also recognized and honored by "Fun Times Magazine" in their March/ April 2020 magazine edition for being a, “2020 Philadelphia Who's Who Black Women of Influence". Listen in!Find out more here: https://www.philadelphiawomensnetworkingconnection.orgFacebook; https://web.facebook.com/groups/PhillyWNC/?_rdc=1&_rdrInstagram; https://www.instagram.com/phillywnc/LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillywnc/YouTube; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFYhUdpogbPOANykxUx81CA
Avoiding Points of Derailment - Dr Katrina Burrus
Do you know any Brilliant Jerks? Our guest today does, and she also knows how to help them.Dr. Katrina Burrus, CEO/founder of Excellent Executive Coaching LLC, is known for fast-tracking leaders to the C-Suite and beyond and for "Transforming Brilliant Jerks into Inspiring Leaders." She is also the author of Managing Brilliant Jerks: How Organizations and Coaches Can Transform Difficult Leaders into Powerful Visionaries. https://amzn.to/35zUOurIn today’s episode we talk about her passion for developing agile leaders to excel in all environments and helping them to understand the power of their words. She also shares the (not surprising) statistic that 74% of successful leaders say they have had at least one intolerable boss in their career.Dr. Katrina Burrus has worked with Nestle, Novartis, the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations, and many more and was most recently featured in Mexico, India, the U.S., Kazakhstan, and Russia. Dr. Burrus has 18 years of experience as the first Master Certified Coach and Founding Board Member from the (ICF)International Coaching Federation in Switzerland.Listen in!Follow Dr. Katrina on social media;https://mkbconseil.chLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrinaburrus/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MKBCoachingTwitter: https://twitter.com/KatrinaBurrusFacebook: https://business.facebook.com/ExcellentExecutiveCoaching/
Reset The Rythm - Michelle Fortin
Could you reset the rhythm of your life and find a new career in the process? Our guest today says yes! Michelle Fortin is an award-winning broadcast journalist, speaker, comedian, and actress.In today’s episode we learn about Michelle’s decision to take an entire year off from work, volunteering, personal and social engagements and more to save herself from burnout. And as a present to herself for her 40th birthday, she took an improve comedy class which, unbeknownst to her, would launch her next career.Michelle routinely emcees events and conferences, and gives keynote addresses on motherhood, relationships, and faith. She's made numerous TV appearances on shows like Good Morning America, TODAY, The List, and Inside Edition, while also routinely appearing on local TV stations in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2019, PHOENIX Magazine named her among the "Great 48" - a list of the Valley's Most Influential People. As the brunette-half of the popular comedic duo, Leeann & Michelle, you may recognize Michelle from viral parodies and comedic sketches, which have accrued 40million views. Listen in! Social handles: leeannandmichelle.comfacebook.com/leeannandmichelleinstagram.com/leeannandmichelleyoutube.com/c/leeannmichellefunny
Happy Self Publishing - Jyotsna Ramachandran
Do you have a desire to write a book? Why? Our guest today will definitely want to know WHY you want to write one if she is going to consider taking you on as a client.Jyotsna Ramachandran is a best-selling author, book publisher, TEDx speaker, and is an international Author Success Coach who has helped more than 400 coaches, trainers, speakers and experts from 35 different countries to build a super-profitable author funnel with the help of their book.In this interview we discuss the importance of being clear about why you want to write a book, taking the Author’s Pledge, and preparing for the impact it will have you personally and professionally.Listen in!Learn More:www.jyotsnaramachandran.comJyotsna’s Book – Job Escape Plan https://amzn.to/3d3S63CFacebook page: http://facebook.com/jyotsna.entrepreneurLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/authorjyotsna/Instagram: http://instagram.com/jyotsna.ramachandran/Youtube: http://youtube.com/jyotsnaramachandran
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High Energy! Ton of Value!
Michael's podcast does a wonderful job of sharing useful insight while keeping the interview light and fun. There is plenty of value that comes from the guests that she has on because they are relaxed. She brings high energy and excitement to every show. Highly recommend.