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The Game Changer, presented by SolutionzLive, focuses on providing ideas, inspiration and innovative solutions for real life business and personal challenges for executives and entrepreneurs.
The show is hosted by author, keynote speaker and serial entrepreneur, Chicke Fitzgerald, live from sunny Tampa, Florida.
This channel also includes the audio recordings from the Executive Girlfriends Group, Transition Solutionz, Uncommon Giving and Word of Mouth Media. Solutionz Live has partnered with the SmallBizAmerica Network to increase our reach.
BJ Gallagher-The Leadership Secrets of Oz: Strategies from Great and Powerful
The Leadership Secrets of Oz: Strategies from Great and Powerful to Flying Monkeys – Unleash Some Magic in Your Management by BJ Gallagher.
This on demand audio is a part of the The Game Changer Network Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews BJ Gallagher. The original live interview was 4/28/17.
When Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion approached the great Wizard of Oz they assumed that their leader would wave his magic wand and solve their problems, leaving them off on their merry way. But that’s not how a leader inspires a team, and that’s not how a team finds success in the wonderful land of Oz. Instead, the Wizard guides them on their journey, reminding them of their own unique skills and abilities so they can accomplish their dreams.
These unique and easy-to-use tools lay the foundation for great teamwork and inspiring management. You’ll create a more effective workplace using the Wizard’s easy-to-follow leadership principles, inspiring and encouraging both leaders and team members alike.
BJ Gallagher is a Sociologist, best-selling author, dynamic workshop leader and charismatic keynote speaker.
BJ is the former manager of training and development for the Los Angeles Times, where she was responsible for management development, sales training, customer service seminars, diversity training, specialized programs for women, and the development of high potential managers.
Her website is http://www.bjgallagher.com/
To purchase the book click HERE
Brad Feld- Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld
Get the inside scoop on what venture capitalists want to see in your startup.
This on demand audio is a part of the The Game Changer Network Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Brad Feld. The original live interview was 4/14/17.
Venture Deals provides entrepreneurs and startup owners with a definitive reference for understanding venture capital funding. More than an overview of the process, this book delves into the details of the term sheet, the players, the negotiations, the legalities, and more, including what not to do. This new third edition has been updated to reflect the new realities of today’s intricate startup environment: you’ll learn how the decisions are made, what every item on the term sheet means, what’s up for negotiation, and what’s not.
You’ll see the process through the eyes of the venture capitalist, the angel investor, the syndicate, and the lawyer, and develop a strategy that makes funding your company a win for all parties involved.
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.
To order the book click HERE
Brad's websites are http://www.feld.com/ and http://www.foundrygroup.com/team/brad-feld/
Sam Horn- Year By The Water
Year By The Water by Sam Horn
This on demand audio is a part of the The Game Changer Network Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Sam Horn. The original live interview was on 3.31.17
What if you played hooky for a day? What would you do? Where would you go?
After her 20-something son told Sam Horn, “You’ve created a life where you can do anything you want and you’re not taking advantage of it,” she realized he was right and there was no present like the time – and no time like the present – to take her business on the road and combine her work and recreation in a YEAR BY THE WATER.
What she experienced along the way disrupted everything she thought she knew about responsibility and the value of “hard work.” Many of us are taking responsibility to an extreme by working ourselves to death and taking care of everyone else but our self.
The good news is, you don’t have to quit your job, win the lottery, take off on a road trip or walk away from your responsibilities to lead a life you love. All you have to do is get crystal clear about what matters to YOU and start bringing more of that into your work, career, relationships and life.
Sam is founder, and CEO of the INTRIGUE AGENCY- http://www.intrigueagency.com/ helps people create respectful, collaborative, compelling, one-of-a-kind communications and projects that scale their income and positive influence – for good.
Sam’s websites are http://samhorn.com/, http://serendestiny.com/ and http://www.intrigueagency.com/
This show is a preview- Sam’s book will be published in 2018.
Stacey Hanke- Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be
Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday by Stacey Hanke
This on demand audio is a part of the The Game Changer Network Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Stacey Hanke. The original live interview was 3/17/17.
Your team is only as strong as your influence, and many leaders today are mistaken about what it means to be influential. An outdated influence paradigm, along with technological devices and distractions, is making it increasingly challenging for leaders to reach those they need to influence in order to be successful. In fact, many leaders are unwillingly and unknowingly sabotaging themselves and their influence.
In her thought-provoking Influence Redefined, Stacey Hanke introduces her powerful Influence Model, a step-by-step method for improving communication and producing the ideal type of influence—one that moves people to action long after an interaction is over. She dispels the most common influence myths and instructs leaders on how to stop sabotaging themselves in order to leave a positive, lasting impression.
Stacey is an Author, Communications & Influence Expert, Executive Coach & Mentor, Keynote Speaker, New York Times, and TEDx Emcee.
Stacey's website is http://staceyhankeinc.com/
To order the book click HERE
Mike Moyer- Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds
Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds by Mike Moyer
This on demand audio is a part of the The Game Changer Network Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Mike Moyer. The original live interview was on 3.10.17.
Slicing Pie is not complicated. It is a simple formula based on the principle that a person’s % share of the equity should always be equal to that person’s share of the at-risk contributions.
At-risk contributions include time, money, ideas, relationships, supplies, equipment, facilities or anything else someone provides without full payment of it’s fair market value. Every day people contribute more and more to a company in hopes that it will someday generate a profit, go public or sell. Because contributions are constantly being made, the model is dynamic. It self-adjusts to stay fair.
Slicing Pie is used by entrepreneurs all over the world?. The books, videos and content provide detailed instructions on making the model work for your company. Slicing Pie is the fairest way to split equity on the planet!
Mike writes books, teaches business, invests in early-stage companies, and helps people make money.
His websites are mikemoyer.com / slicingpie.com and pitch.ninja
To order the book click HERE
Susan Combs- TEXAS TENACITY: A Call For Women To Direct Their Destiny
TEXAS TENACITY: A Call For Women To Direct Their Destiny by Susan Combs
This on demand audio is a part of the The Game Changer Network Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Susan Combs. The original live interview was on 2.24.17.
Susan Combs, perhaps best known for serving as Texas state comptroller from 2007 to 2015, has been called energetic, determined, and innovative. She draws on all these attributes in her new book TEXAS TENACITY: A Call For Women To Direct Their Destiny to encourage, motivate, and show women everywhere they should never give up. Women need to create and pursue their own goals and reality – whether at home or the C-Suite, at the seat of political power or in a socio-economically challenged community.
Part memoir, part manifesto for inspiring others, Combs shares the details of her life – the good, the bad, and the ugly – from family history and her upbringing to her escape from an abusive marriage, from her first jobs to political powerhouse, from rancher to author of TEXAS TENACITY to founder of Herdacity, an organization where the tagline is “Where Women Dare.”
“Let’s make up our collective minds that we aren’t going to sit here and be silent anymore,” Combs says. “We are going to grab our share of the spotlight, because we deserve it and because we are here and present and ready to be counted.”
Her website is www.SusanCombs.com
To order the book click HERE