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!
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
Known by most as “Sammy The Bull”, Salvatore Gravano was born on March 12th, 1945 in Bensonhurst, a Brooklyn neighborhood with a predominantly Italian-American population to Gerry and Kay Gravano, both of whom hailed from Sicily. Gravano fell into crime at an early age. Around the age of ten, his bicycle was stolen by a group of older bullies. A group of mobsters who were watching from a cafe when he confronted the thieves remarked how little Sammy fought “like a bull” while taking on several larger kids at once, earning him the nickname “The Bull”. At the age of 14 he joined the Rampers, a prominent street gang in Bensonhurst.
Despite his father’s attempts to dissuade him, like many of his Ramper colleagues, Gravano drifted into the Cosa Nostra. The mafia had a longstanding presence in the Bensonhurst neighborhood. In 1970, Sammy The Bull made his first kill for the Colombo family. Upon Colombo associate Shorty Spero’s suggestion and to avoid further conflict, Gravano moved from the Colombo family to the Gambino family and joined Salvatore “Toddo” Aurello’s crew.
He became heavily involved in the construction industry. In 1985, he was involved in the corporate takeover and removal of Paul Castellano. John Gotti was unanimously elected as boss who named DeCicco as underboss and Gravano as captain. After DeCicco’s death in 1986, Gravano’s specific position within the family varied. Eventually, he was named by Gotti as underboss.
Gravano pleaded guilty to a superseding racketeering charge. After 11 months alongside Gotti in prison and a total of 23 years in the mob, he decided to cooperate, formally agreeing to testify on November 13th, 1991.
He was released from prison in 1994 and entered into the Federal Witness Protection Program. In 1996, Gravano co-wrote a book about his life, Underboss. He began living very openly and appeared in a nationally televised interview with journalist Diane Sawyer.
In 2000, Gravano was implicated in an international ecstasy ring. On September 7, 2002, he was sentenced in New York to 20 years on the federal charges. He was released early, in September of 2017.
Currently, Gravano resides in Phoenix and is working on several media projects
Since beginning his career in 1988, Justin Bell has achieved many significant racing accomplishments, including the 1997 FIA GT2 World Championship, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998 and second-place finishes in Le Mans and Daytona, and a pair of SCCA Trans-Am wins.
Early in his career, Justin made consistent progress through a variety of racing categories, while appearing in various television programs. In 1993, he was co-host of the motor sports television program 555 Performance World, which ran on Asia's largest satellite network Star TV and was seen by over 80 million viewers. This led to him hosting a six part series, The International Young Driver of the Year on BBC television. Currently Justin is working with the racing network Speed Channel as on-air talent for the American Le Mans Series.
Along the way he raced for major car manufacturers including Saab, Peugeot, Porsche, BMW, Dodge and General Motors. For Dodge Viper, he won the 1997 FIA GT2 world championship and the GT2 class at Le Mans in 1998. In 2000 Justin signed with General Motors as a driver for the factory Corvette Racing team, finishing second in the Daytona 24 Hours, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Petit Le Mans. Today he resides in Los Angeles and is currently writing new shows, hosting for clients and trying to figure out how to become rich and famous.
Charlie Fusco - Executive Producer, Art Director, Brand Strategist, Influential Connector, Speaker & Author Growing up around film and television both in the "acting world" and in the "business world," she has a unique history and skill set. Her father, a screenwriter, owned both a finance and film distribution company, while her mother was a top real estate agent. She worked on-set, off-set, in editing suites, and sat in funding meetings since the age of 6. Creativity, sales, negotiating, and entrepreneurial grit are in her bloodline. She received formal training as a writer, photographer, director, and art direction at both Northwestern University and Boston University. In 1995, she started working for Media Power, a large direct response radio company, doing copywriting for clients like Tony Robbins and radio hosts like Howard Stern. She became the Marketing Director and Executive Producer before the age of 21. She went on to produce their biggest TV infomercials, 50+ radio infomercials, designed their internal product line, while signing up 100+ new clients in less than three years. She took control of talent negotiations and helped expand the 200-seat inbound call center by developing the sales scripts for the agents.
In 2001, she started her agency, Synergixx. Quickly, her agency hit $10M in annual revenue and maintained a yearly revenue average of 15M. During this time, she produced hundreds of TV and radio commercials, print campaigns, and online campaigns. She expanded Synergixx's service offerings by creating a 200+ seat inbound call center as well as a full media buying agency. You name the product, and she has probably helped sell it.
As the internet became disruptive to traditional marketing, Charlie drew on her background to help her clients keep their competitive advantage. She became active in celebrity negotiations, talent deals, spokespeople contracts, and endorsement campaigns to keep her client's profitable in the new media environment.
In 2013, as marketers started recovering from a soft economy, hedge fund managers, venture capitalists, and angel investors sought her advice on acquisitions based on her industry reputation. From producing rap videos to partnering with TV celebrities on product lines to media coaching c-suite executives, her agency was anything but traditional.
In 2018, she turned her full attention to starting and scaling TGC Worldwide, which manages personal brand evolutions. TGC has put clients on the NYT Bestseller lists, secured them movie deals, expanded their charities, and other achievements most think "impossible." Her clients are looking to expand their impact on a global scale through philanthropic efforts, key collaborations, books, movies, one-of-a-kinds events, and effective thought leadership.
Her last book, Brains, Boobs, and Balls was removed from the WSJ Journal's bestseller list due to its racy title and continues to garner her keynotes.
She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, 3 kids, and a menagerie of animals.
Whether ghostwriting a book, directing documentaries, developing social media strategies, negotiating reality show deals, or directing a photoshoot - That Girl Charlie - still considers herself a master storyteller with a passion for putting more good into the world.
Learn more about Charlie:
Twitter Handle: @charliefusco
Facebook Url: https://www.facebook.com/THE.CHARLIE.FUSCO
Instagram Handle: @charliefusco
Jen Gottlieb, Co-founder and Chief Mindset Officer for the acclaimed PR company, Super Connector Media (SCM), uses her decade of performance and mindset experience to help entrepreneurs connect with the media so they can share their knowledge with the masses. Former VH1 host and Broadway actress, Jen Gottlieb began coaching others the tips and tricks that led her to a successful career on TV and on stages. She then collaborated with her partner, Chris Winfield, to create Super Connector Media, a full service PR agency which was recently awarded “Best New Agency” in the 2019 Bulldog Awards. She also co-hosts SCM’s “Unfair Advantage Live,” the world’s premier publicity event connecting entrepreneurs to the media.
Jen combines her passion for giving back with her mindset coaching to help industry leaders gain the confidence and knowledge to get into the mainstream media, or on the stage of that major event — giving them the authority and social proof to place them at the top of their industry.
Jen speaks around the world to entrepreneurs and has been featured on numerous top podcasts as well as in Forbes, Business Insider, Shape, Women’s Health, Well + Good, CBS, Good Morning America, PBS and in Goop as one of the top 11 professionals helping people find satisfying, successful careers.
Kent Clothier is President and CEO of Real Estate Worldwide (REWW), a multi-faceted real estate education company with headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, San Diego, California, and Boca Raton, Florida.
REWW offers customers a cutting-edge advantage with a curriculum steeped in award-winning and proven real estate systems used by Mr. Clothier and his team, as well as national data on real estate cash buyers and private lenders.
In addition to his primary role with REWW, Kent Clothier also owns and operates three multi-million dollar a year Internet marketed brands: 1-800-SELL-NOW, Find Motivated Sellers Now, Find Cash Buyers NOW and Find Private Lenders NOW. Each brand focuses on helping real estate investors and agents to reach a specific marketing niche.
Born in Burlingame, California, Ed Parcaut moved around a lot in childhood, following his dad’s work at telephone company Bell. After his father’s death, Parcaut wound up in Turlock, California. A skinny kid, Parcaut played sports like soccer before graduating and enlisting in the Navy.
After 18 months at Camp Pendleton, it came time for Parcaut to choose a specialty. Willing to do anything that wasn’t on a ship, Parcaut ended up studying physical therapy, concurrently getting a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s in international business and marketing.
After getting out of the Navy, Parcaut gave the tech world a try before realizing it wasn’t for him. He turned to work for his neighbor’s mortgage company, which is what stuck. Parcaut’s love for numbers and helping people have kept him in the mortgage field ever since.
In August of 2018, Parcaut accidentally fell into the radio world when the creator of a defunct radio show approached him to see if he would take it over, understanding his passion for helping people own homes. Though the technology may be a bit outdated, Parcaut’s show, Real Estate Jerky, is going strong.
As a veteran, Parcaut loves to work with other vets, wanting to be there for a population that has often been mistreated. Having a strong understanding of the value of a helping hand, Parcaut makes an effort to help his employees grow as people, hoping to one day sell his business to them.
This helping spirit makes coaching a natural evolution for Parcaut, who has experience being on stage speaking to thousands of people as part of an initiative called No Homeowners Left Behind, which helped to modify people’s loans during the 2008 recession. In the mortgage industry and beyond, Parcaut is committed to paying it forward.
I enjoy every episode. GOOD.
love the show!Keep up the good work.