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!
Annie Hyman Pratt
Annie Hyman Pratt’s mastery is developing leaders, teams and infrastructure that drives business growth—so entrepreneurs can do the strategic and creative parts while also having the time, freedom, and positive impact they desire. She founded the consulting and training company Leading Edge Teams based on her unique, decades-long experience as both a successful C-level executive and a highly sought-after business adviser. Leading Edge Teams provides entrepreneurial companies training and executive coaching in groups and one-on-one, online and in person. They have an unparalleled track record of helping businesses achieve massive, sustainable, team-driven growth.
Annie started her business education around the dinner table, hearing her mother and father talk about their business, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Annie worked behind the bean counter in her teen years and then went to college at nearby UCLA, where she graduated with a degree in Economics/Business. She then worked with one of the prestigious Big 8 accounting firms in Los Angeles, doing business valuations and becoming a certified public accountant. Her solid grasp of accounting and finance was a key advantage throughout her career.
At age 22, Annie took the reins and became the CEO of her family business. A trailblazer for women in business, she more than 10X’d the business to 70-plus stores, and then led the company through a highly successful sale.
After the sale of The Coffee Bean, Annie moved into interim C-suite executive work and top-tier business consulting. She became an expert in guiding companies through rapid growth and complex turnarounds while working within diverse industries. Annie’s experience with so many different types of entrepreneurial businesses is especially rare, giving her a unique understanding of what it takes to succeed and how The People Part plays a greater role than ever.
Annie’s specialty in The People Part was further cultivated through her study at the University of Santa Monica, where she learned what it really takes for human beings to transcend their “quick to judge” and self-protective nature and instead work together to reach their full potential.
Jeremy Delk is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for disrupting industries. Since 2001, his businesses have earned hundreds of millions in revenue, created 100’s of high paying American jobs, as well as other notable distinctions
Born and raised in a small town and from a blue collar household, his parents worked for the post office. However, Jeremy always held much bigger dreams. He longed to experience the world outside his small hometown of Bardstown, Kentucky.
Jeremy now focuses on investing in and advising entrepreneurs through speaking. His upcoming book shares his reality of the Good, Bad, and UGLY of entrepreneurship. It serves as a not-so-subtle reminder of fundamental principles he’s learned through his journey: while great times don’t last forever, neither do the truly bad ones.
Meet Sean Swarner. His first goal was to crawl 8 feet from the hospital bed to the bathroom. He went on to Redefine Impossible by climbing 29,035 feet to the top of Mt. Everest with one lung! From there he stood atop the highest point on all 7 continents, skied to the South and North Poles, and completed the Hawaii Ironman. With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of the world... Mt. Everest. Sean has broken through defined human limitation in order to redefine the way the world views success.
As Sean continues to defy the odds, test his own endurance and inspire and motivate people around the world, he shares his message of healing, hope, and triumph with cancer patients worldwide. Sean also serves as a source of inspiration as the founder of the non-profit organization, The CancerClimber Association, as author of the book “Keep Climbing,” and as a motivational speaker to corporations, universities, and other organizations around the globe.
Ryan Tate sat in his high school English class and watched in horror as terrorists took down the World Trade Center and Pentagon. He had a strong urge to fight on the front lines, and he knew the Marines would provide him with an opportunity to do just that. So he signed his enlistment papers at age 16, received his high school diploma early, and skipped high school graduation to attend Bootcamp at Parris Island in 2003, where he earned the title United States Marine.
As an Infantryman, Ryan participated in some of the most intense battles of the Iraq war. He earned awards for combat valor, “Marine of the Year,” and “Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.” His service took him to Southeast Asia to train foreign militaries and assist in counter-piracy operations. Ryan says, “Being a Marine allowed me to see humanity’s best and the worst. The contrast is humbling, and I wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything in the world.”
After leaving the Marine Corps, Ryan continued his service to our nation with the U.S. Department of State. He served on protective details for high-profile diplomats, both foreign and domestic. After four years with State, Ryan was at home on a Sunday evening and watched a documentary that exposed him to the atrocities of poaching in Africa and the damage that the illegal international wildlife trade had on developing African communities. One particular scene of a female rhino dying a slow, painful death after poachers sawed her face off gave Ryan a gut punch that changed the course of his life forever.
In 2013, Ryan took an exploratory research trip to Tanzania at the invitation of President Kikwete and the Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism. His mentors at the State Department connected him to Government Officials from several African nations to discuss their wildlife protection needs. Each official he spoke with recognized the importance of providing their country’s park rangers with specialized military training. It became even more apparent to him during this trip that veterans and their skills would be a game-changer for park rangers and conservationists in the fight to protect endangered species.
After returning home from his first trip to Africa, Ryan resigned from the U.S. Department of State and founded Veterans Empowered To Protect African WIldlife.
Chris Heller rose to become the leader of the largest real estate company in the world - and didn’t stop there.
Early on, Heller was named Rookie of the Year in 1989 before becoming the top-producing agent in San Diego County and the No. 1 Keller Williams associate in North America. He has consistently set new records and standards across the industry for more than 30 years.
His leadership philosophy and unmatched track record in real estate has provided a springboard for outstanding contribution across many sectors. Heller brings his knowledge and experience to a variety of leadership roles, including advisor, board member, investor, coach, and mentor.
As Chief Real Estate Officer at OJO Labs, Chris’ vision has shaped partner strategies and a cohesive structure between real estate professionals and OJO. His highly-respected expertise as the former CEO at Mellohome and former CEO at Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI) has helped him grow as an executive and create sustained success as a leader. All this while leading the Heller The Home Seller Real Estate Team, which has sold more than 100 homes a year for 30+ years.
For Naked & Famous Denim founder Brandon Svarc, denim is art and escapism.
In an interview with Roadtrip Media, Svarc said, “I remember knowing and realizing that there’s no way that my imagination is going to get any better as I get older. I knew that as a kid, as a little boy, you have the greatest, most powerful imagination ever so when I try to design crazy things, I just try to remember being an 8-year-old boy.”
Svarc pours that creativity into Naked & Famous Denim, a brand renowned for design as well as an ability to toe the line between quality and kitsch—manufacturing both clean, distress-free Japanese raw denim and novelty pieces like rainbow fade denim, glow-in-the-dark varieties, scratch-n-sniff pieces, blanket-lined styles, and a slew of other unique creations.
And the Canadian native is proud that he’s doing it all from Canada, where the line is manufactured.
For the past 11 years, Svarc has played an active role in how the company’s products are conceived and created, traveling between Japan and Canada to design, source, strategize and organize the denim powerhouse from behind the scenes.
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.
love the show!Keep up the good work.