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Welcome to the Success Story Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary (@scottdclary).

On this podcast, you'll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups and entrepreneurship.

Scott will discuss some of the lessons he's learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas and insights.

He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their story to help pass those lessons onto others through both experiences and tactical strategy for business professionals, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
To get more of the Success Story podcast, go to www.successstorypodcast.com.

Success Story with Scott D. Clary Success Story Media

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Welcome to the Success Story Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary (@scottdclary).

On this podcast, you'll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups and entrepreneurship.

Scott will discuss some of the lessons he's learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas and insights.

He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their story to help pass those lessons onto others through both experiences and tactical strategy for business professionals, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
To get more of the Success Story podcast, go to www.successstorypodcast.com.

    David Novak - Former CEO of Yum! Brands, Podcaster & Best-Selling Author | How Leaders Lead

    David Novak - Former CEO of Yum! Brands, Podcaster & Best-Selling Author | How Leaders Lead

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    David Novak is the Co-Founder, retired Chairman, and CEO of Yum! Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company with over 45,000 locations in more than 135 countries. Under his leadership, Yum! Brands grew from $4 billion to over $32 billion in revenue. After retiring in 2016, Novak founded David Novak Leadership, focusing on modern team leadership through online courses, books, and workshops. He also hosts the business podcast "How Leaders Lead with David Novak." Novak’s initiatives, including the Lift-a-Life Foundation, Lead4Change, Global Game Changers, and the Novak Leadership Institute at the University of Missouri, aim to develop leaders at every stage of life.
    A renowned expert on leadership and recognition culture, Novak is a bestselling author of several acclaimed books, including "Taking People With You," "O GREAT ONE!" and "Take Charge of You." His achievements have earned him numerous accolades, such as the “2012 CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine, recognition as one of the world’s “30 Best CEOs” by Barron’s, and inclusion in the “100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review. He has also received the Horatio Alger Award for philanthropy and higher education and the 2012 United Nations World Food Program Leadership Award for Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief.

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    ➡️ Talking Points
    00:00 - Introduction
    02:41 - Myths About Learning
    07:00 - Marketing Insights
    11:02 - Solving Hospitality Needs
    15:42 - Childhood's Impact on Leadership 
    18:24 - Learning to Love Your Work
    23:24 - An Entrepreneur's Timing
    29:17 - Learn from Experts
    36:26 - Sponsor: Imperfect Action Podcast
    37:11 - CEO's Market-Making Role
    38:13 - Curiosity in Leadership
    42:42 - Effective Learning by Doing
    50:16 - Keys to Success Beyond Money
    53:53 - Aligning with a Big Mission
    1:03:58 -  Key Lesson from Novak
    1:06:08 - Focusing on Failures
    1:06:55 - Connect with David Novak
    1:08:52 - Advice for Younger Self
    1:09:19 - Defining Success


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Lessons - Finding Your North Star | Ryan Staley - Founder & CEO of Whale Boss

    Lessons - Finding Your North Star | Ryan Staley - Founder & CEO of Whale Boss

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    In this "Lessons" episode, we dive into the journey of pursuing your own goals and building a successful business from scratch. Join us as we learn from Ryan Staley, Founder and CEO of Whale Boss, who transformed his expertise into a thriving enterprise. Discover strategies for personal branding, leveraging networks, and overcoming challenges in entrepreneurship.

    Building Your Personal Brand: Discover how Ryan Staley initially focused on achieving internal results and later expanded his network to build a personal brand. Learn the importance of engaging with peers outside your company to gain valuable insights and feedback.

    Crafting a Unique Methodology: Explore how Ryan developed a unique sales methodology and frameworks that eventually led to creating a course for sales reps. Understand the significance of identifying and refining your unique value proposition.

    Outsourcing for Growth: Understand the importance of outsourcing and building a team to accelerate business growth. Learn from Ryan's experience of initially trying to do everything himself and the benefits of delegating tasks.

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    • 6 min
    Andy Schoonover - CEO & Founder of CrowdHealth | Why Healthcare Is Broken

    Andy Schoonover - CEO & Founder of CrowdHealth | Why Healthcare Is Broken

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    Andy Schoonover is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader with a distinguished career that began after earning a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School at the University of Virginia. At Host Marriott Corporation, now known as Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST), Andy honed his skills in Treasury, Asset Management, and Acquisition and Development, overseeing transactions valued at approximately $1.5 billion. 
    Andy’s career trajectory shifted when he attended Stanford Business School, where the entrepreneurial spirit took hold. Passing on opportunities at tech giants like Google and Facebook, Andy, along with his business school roommate Chris Hendriksen, founded Blue Canyon Capital in September 2006. The firm acquired Valued Relationships, Inc. (VRI) in Dayton, Ohio, where Andy served as CEO, driving a fourfold growth in revenues and leading to a successful sale to Pamlico Capital in 2014, yielding a gross return of approximately 9x.

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    https://www.instagram.com/joincrowdhealth/ 
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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-schoonover-6261557/ 

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    ➡️ Talking Points
    00:00 - Introduction
    02:40 - Andy’s Journey
    05:10 - US Healthcare Woes
    08:23 - Finance Transparency Issues
    11:59 - Creating a New Category
    20:39 - CrowdHealth Criteria
    22:25 - Building CrowdHealth: Andy’s Vision
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    26:40 - Hiring Insights
    32:10 - Marketing the Unknown
    35:35 - Scaling New Ideas
    38:55 - CrowdHealth’s Edge
    40:42 - The Most Influential Person in Andy’s Life
    41:30 - Connect with Andy
    43:00 - Personal Challenges
    43:45 - The Most Impactful Person in Andy’s Life
    44:48 - Book/Podcast Picks
    45:27 - Advice to Younger Self
    46:28 - Defining Success


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    • 47 min
    Lessons - Aligning Your Team & Vision | Chris McChesney - WSJ Best Selling Author

    Lessons - Aligning Your Team & Vision | Chris McChesney - WSJ Best Selling Author

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    In this "Lessons" episode, we explore the strategies and tactics necessary to onboard your team to your vision, overcoming resistance and driving execution. Learn from Chris McChesney, a WSJ best-selling author, as he shares his expertise on effective team alignment and execution.

    Move the Middle: Discover how to leverage the "adoption curve" by focusing on the "not yets"—team members who are supportive but not yet fully engaged. Learn why shifting your energy towards these individuals can drive significant progress.

    Overcome Uncertainty: Explore methods to reduce ambiguity and create a clear vision that resonates with your team. Understand how to communicate effectively to eliminate doubts and foster buy-in.

    Combat the Whirlwind: Understand the concept of the "Whirlwind"—urgent, everyday tasks that can derail strategic focus. Learn techniques to balance immediate demands with long-term goals to ensure essential initiatives receive the attention they deserve.

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    • 14 min
    Lisa Bilyeu - Co-Founder of Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory | Radical Confidence

    Lisa Bilyeu - Co-Founder of Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory | Radical Confidence

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    As the co-founder of Quest Nutrition, Lisa Bilyeu played a pivotal role in elevating the company to a billion-dollar enterprise renowned for its pioneering approach to health and wellness. Lisa's entrepreneurial success extends to her work as a best-selling author and current role as President of Impact Theory, where she spearheads a mission to inspire and empower individuals to realize their fullest potential.
    Through her acclaimed platform, "Women of Impact," Lisa amplifies the narratives of women who have surmounted adversity to achieve extraordinary success. Serving as a beacon of inspiration, she champions stories of resilience, determination, and self-empowerment, urging women worldwide to embrace their inner strength and emerge as the architects of their destinies. Lisa Bilyeu's visionary leadership and unwavering advocacy for female empowerment continue to shape the business landscape and inspire countless individuals to pursue their aspirations with unwavering resolve.

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    https://www.instagram.com/lisabilyeu/
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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisabilyeu/ 
    https://radicalconfidence.com/

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    00:00 - Introduction
    03:00 - Embracing Radical Confidence
    10:21 - Escaping Mundane Purgatory
    18:36 - Shifting Perspectives
    24:41 - Focus on Your North Star
    27:45 - Betting on Yourself
    33:59 - Sponsor: Imperfect Action Podcast
    34:42 - Entrepreneurial Building Blocks
    37:13 - Relationship Insights
    41:23 - Navigating Societal Pressures
    51:40 - Entrepreneurship vs. Motherhood
    59:01 - Connecting with Lisa Online


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    • 1 hr
    Lessons - The Struggles of Being an Entrepreneur | Dr. Mark van Rijmenam - Strategic Futurist Speaker

    Lessons - The Struggles of Being an Entrepreneur | Dr. Mark van Rijmenam - Strategic Futurist Speaker

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    In this "Lessons" episode, we delve into the complex journey of entrepreneurship, exploring the trials, failures, and eventual success. Learn from Dr. Mark van Rijmenam, a futurist and thought leader in digital transformation, about his unconventional path to becoming a renowned keynote speaker and author.

    Resilience in Entrepreneurship: Understand the importance of resilience as Dr. Rijmenam shares his experiences of initial business failures and how these setbacks led him to new opportunities and insights.

    Building Expertise Rapidly: Learn how Dr. Rijmenam quickly established his expertise in Big Data from scratch, which led to his first keynote speaking gig just a month and a half later.

    The Theory of Digitalism: Gain insights into Dr. Rijmenam's evolving theory of digitalism, which explores how data will shape future societies, focusing on three main streams: state digitalism, neo-digitalism, and modern digitalism.


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    • 10 min

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Edgevaderpro ,

Raw and Real

Really like listening to Scott’s podcast as it comes across very authentic, raw and real.

Dan Grech ,

Scott is a great human (and an even better podcaster)

I met Scott at a gathering of top entrepreneurs and business owners, and I was taken by his openness and willingness to teach and support other entrepreneurs like me. I dove into his podcast and learned from Scott and some of the best business minds who share their moments of failure and lessons for success. This has my highest recommendation for anyone interested in learning how to run a better business owner

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A must-listen!

Success Story has quickly become a standout favorite of mine! I’m consistently impressed with the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something valuable every time I listen. Highly recommend turning in!

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