Founder of one of the top personal concierge services in the world, and an expert marketer within the luxury industry, Steve has been quoted in various publications & TV including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, London’s Sunday Times, South China Morning Post and many more.
A best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after consultant and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice!
Want to sing with your favorite rock star, be serenaded by Andre Boceli, walk the red carpet at A List Oscar parties, Dive to the wreck of the Titanic – these are just a few highlights of what Steve has been asked to provide for his clients.
He makes the impossible, possible, after all he is quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine
An entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word, Steve is well regarded within the luxury world for his innovation and down-to-earth personality. Known for his honesty, integrity and doing things “his way,” Steve creates experiences for his clients that they could never have imagined being possible.
So whats the podcast about?
A series of conversations and view points on how to communicate, build relationships and grow loyalty from the widest range of guests you could imagine.
Searching the widest extremes to speak to people that have made a life from their ability to communicate or without that ability they would simply not be able to do what they have!
Why should you listen?
Because the art of communication and building relationships is still not available on the app store!
Stephen worked 30 years in the fashion industry and
created a brand that was being sold in over 30
countries generating £30 million a year in revenue
before being acquired.
His furniture business racked up millions of pounds
of debt and he had no idea how to dig his way out.
Wanting to save others from experiencing what he
went through he founded Funding Nav that helps
business owners who have more ambition than
To date they have provided in excess of £100 million
for hundreds of businesses.
Stephen is also the author of 2 books Reboot Your
Business and The Intelligent Investors Handbook.
His latest venture is a networking business called
*uck Up nights where business owners learn from
the *uck ups of others.
John Ruhlin will tell you, “how you love and treat people will open more doors than you can imagine.” In fact, one gifting experience (Brooks Brother experiment) has opened more doors than $10 Million in advertising could ever do.
After applying principles of generosity learned from “Attorney Paul,” John started selling the largest deals in Cutco history out of 1.5 million other reps and distributors. Yes. 1.5 million. Not only was he gifting knives but he was being asked to speak on stages around the country to teach sales and marketing teams how to build relationships in unconventional ways. Simple but powerful things like focusing your care on the executive’s spouse, the assistant, and kids.
Ruhlin Group started in 2000 and quickly broadened gifting options and strategies, but many of the original principles never changed. Knowing how and when to give gifts is just as important as what to gift. These “minor” details and expert knowledge have been tested and proven over a decade to bring a guaranteed “wow” to any industry from financial services to manufacturing widgets.
Today John and his team have created gift packages for some of the largest companies and pro sports teams in the world, but their mission and heart is to serve and take relationships for mid-sized, privately owned businesses to a new level using their Proven Process.
After spending a long time deliberating on things like is self publishing a book a good idea, John decided to write a book that would share his ideology and the way he works in his industry to reach new levels of success. But sure to check out John’s new book, Giftology here: giftologybook.com
Johnny Crowder is a suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, Billboard-charting musician, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, and the Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, the text-based mental health platform that provides daily support to users in nearly 100 countries around the world.
But in the years leading up to these incredible leaps in advocacy, every day was a battle against schizophrenic hallucinations and suicidal ideation. After a lifetime of resisting professional care and shying away from sharing his story, Johnny’s curiosity flowered, and the healing slowly began.
Armed with 10 years of clinical treatment, a psychology degree from the University of Central Florida, and a decade of peer support and public advocacy through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Johnny’s youthful vigor for mental health has impacted millions of lives across the globe.
Since his first keynote in 2011, Johnny's refreshingly vulnerable and candid perspective has attracted praise from hundreds of outlets, including Upworthy, CNN, and Forbes.
Whether commanding a keynote stage or touring with his heavy metal band, Prison, his infectious positivity and firsthand experience with multiple mental illnesses (ranging from bipolar disorder and PTSD to OCD and beyond) uniquely equip him to provide realistic, yet hopeful insight into the pains of hardship with authenticity, levity, and unconventional wit.
Candace Nelson is a serial entrepreneur, a New York Times bestselling author, Wall
Street Journal contributor and an expert in turning one’s passion into a profitable
business. Her book, Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe For Turning Your Passion Into
Profit will be published by HarperCollins Leadership in November 2022. Candace
Nelson revolutionized the baking industry when she left a career in finance to
start Sprinkles, the world's first cupcake bakery and Cupcake ATM. Nelson
followed with the launch of Pizzana, a growing chain of Michelin Bib
Gourmand-awarded pizzerias leading the third wave of pizza in the US. She
continues to expand her portfolio of investments with CN2 Ventures and lives in
Los Angeles with her husband, two sons, and Norwich terrier, Willy.
Nick Gray is an entrepreneur and author living in Austin, Texas. He started and sold two successful companies: Flight Display Systems and Museum Hack. Nick is the author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party, a step-by-step handbook that teaches you how to build big relationships by hosting small gatherings. Over 75,000 people have watched his TEDx talk about why he hates most museums. He’s been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Magazine called him a host of “culturally significant parties.”
How to Host a Party Website
The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: Book info
The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: Amazon
Do's and Don'ts in Planning a Networking Meetup
Clothing Swap: How to Plan the Party
Happy Hour Best Practices: How to Plan, Host, and Throw a Great Party
Nick's personal website
Sonia Zarbatany, known to fans and friends as “Coach Sonia,” is an international speaker, life coach, business coach, and corporate consultant based out of Montreal, Canada. For the last decade, she has helped her tribe to break through their limiting beliefs, rewire their thinking and build the skills and habits necessary to achieve their goals and build a life they never dreamed of. As a mom, a wife, and an entrepreneur, she is driven by four pillars: Impact, Family/Tribe, Fun/Experience, and Love/Connection.
Absolutely LOVE This Show!
OMGosh - the episode with Ryan Tate and the work he does with VETPAW.org utilizing veterans to help protect African wildlife was remarkable. I was touched and inspired to learn about it and loved the platform Steve provided through his delightful and thought-provoking podcast.
I really enjoy hearing Steve as he shoots from the hip...and in a world that craves authenticity these days...that goes a long way in my book. Steve is passionate, smart as a whip, and does a magnificent job with his marketing and memorable branding so one can learn a lot from him! Oh - and I dig his accent too! I could listen to him all day.
I highly recommend this podcast to anyone wishing to be fired up in business and life!
Well you see how goes eh… i read this book about fishing & now iam here. My ears don’t even need to hear this and i give it 5⭐️
I enjoy every episode. GOOD.