125 episodes

Todd Westra interviews Executives and Business Owners who share the key decisions they made to make amazing breakthroughs in their quest to Scale their business.

The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra Todd Westra

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Todd Westra interviews Executives and Business Owners who share the key decisions they made to make amazing breakthroughs in their quest to Scale their business.

    Ep#378 Matt Drinkhahn: Scaling Smarter: How Business Coaching Helps You Conquer Challenges and Grow

    Ep#378 Matt Drinkhahn: Scaling Smarter: How Business Coaching Helps You Conquer Challenges and Grow

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Are you an ambitious entrepreneur looking to scale your business and conquer big challenges? Matt Drinkhahn, Business Coach for growth-focused leaders and host of The Eternal Optimist Podcast, is here to help. 

    Drawing from his $130 million in career sales, he will show you how to manage your time wisely so that you can strategize and delegate effectively. Plus, learn valuable tips on creating an abundance mindset - essential for entrepreneurs navigating an unpredictable economy like ours.

    Don't miss out on the powerful insights that will help you succeed no matter what kind of challenge you're facing! Learn firsthand how business coaching can unlock growth and elevate your business to new heights. 

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    Ways to connect with Matt Drinkhahn:


    Website: http://www.eternaloptimistpodcast.com/


    Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/MDrinkhahn


    Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastOptimist


    Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coach_drink/


    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattdrinkhahn/


    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/proadvisor-coach/


    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eternaloptimistpodcast


    Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eternaloptimistpodcast/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfcKSHi-9sdI2FyhsVPp0VQ



    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:41 Who is our guest for today and what is his business

    01:30 What problems does he solve with  his business

    02:19 What he does to solve the problems

    04:40 What's the root cause of common problems in business growth

    05:50 How did he cope with the fear of losing all his clients and the overwhelming thoughts that came with it

    06:41 What helped him turn things around from being scared about losing clients to actively growing the business

    07:32 Strategy he used during the pandemic

    09:11 How did shifting from a mindset of fear to abundance, and asking the right question, lead to significant business growth

    09:54 captainscouncil.com

    12:45 How does he assist people in creating and implementing a strategy that not only eliminates overwhelm and fear but also leaves them motivated and excited about their endeavors

    15:22 What is the best solution to overwhelm

    16:26 What common mistake do many business owners make that leads to burnout and stagnation

    17:42 Why is it crucial for a CEO to communicate crystal-clear expectations to a new hire

    18:54 What should CEOs do to strike a balance between avoiding micromanagement and providing enough guidance for new hires to meet company standards and core values

    19:56 How important is it to establish standards, core values, mission statements, and a vision for your company, especially during the launch phase

    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Matt Drinkhahn and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    Full episode details here: https://links.thegaspodcast.com/378



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    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 ⁠https://links.thegaspodcast.com/⁠

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    #GASpodcast  #WithMoku  #Toddwestra #MattDrinkhahn #ambitiousentrepreneur #scaleyourbusiness #conquerbigchallenges #businesscoach #growthfocused #eter

    • 30 min
    Ep#377 Billee Howard: The Science of Empathy: How AI and Emotional KPIs Revolutionize Customer Understanding

    Ep#377 Billee Howard: The Science of Empathy: How AI and Emotional KPIs Revolutionize Customer Understanding

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Introducing Billee Howard, the visionary CEO of BRANDthro! When it comes to customer understanding, she's revolutionizing the game with her mix of data science, AI, and a knack for emotional connection. 

    In this video, she talks about how to succeed as an entrepreneur by using empathy and emotional KPIs to redefine customer understanding, so get ready for a deep dive into the Science of Empathy. 

    Ready for a deep dive into the Science of Empathy? Join us and discover how AI and emotional KPIs are transforming the customer experience! 

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    Ways to connect with Billee Howard:


    Website: https://brandthro.ai/


    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/billeehoward/


    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brandthropologie-media/



    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:36 Who is our guest for today and what is her business

    02:13 What they do with their clients

    03:17 How do they gather the data

    03:44 What's unique about what they do

    06:03 How have they executed various use cases for clients

    09:05 How did their business evolve, and what decisions led to profitability and client trust

    10:54 captainscouncil.com

    12:48 How does delving into a project without full understanding impact her emotionally, and how does she translate that into a product

    15:56 How does she envision her business's growth by serving as a plugin for various entities

    17:28 What difficulties has she faced, and what big challenges does she expect to overcome in the future

    19:22 What advice does she have for those unsure about discounting for initial clients testing their product

    20:37 How important is self-belief and transparency in business, particularly when it comes to being honest

    22:23 Why is it important for entrepreneurs to be driven by passion and belief

    23:31 Who has been a mentor or guiding figure for her, shaping her into what she is today



    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Billee Howard and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    Full episode details here: https://links.thegaspodcast.com/377



    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 ⁠https://links.thegaspodcast.com/⁠

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠

    4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠





    #GASpodcast  #WithMoku  #Toddwestra #BilleeHoward #BRANDthroCEO #CustomerUnderstandingRevolution #DataScienceRevolution #EmpathyandEmotionalConnection #SuccessAsEntrepreneur #EmotionalKPIs #CustomerUnderstanding #ScienceofEmpathy #DeepDive #AIandEmotionalKPIs #CustomerExperienceTransformation #EntrepreneurshipJourney #CustomerEmpathy #RevolutionizingTheGame

    • 28 min
    Ep#376 John Smiddy: Guide to Building a Strong Brand Strategy and Marketing Plan that Drives Business Growth

    Ep#376 John Smiddy: Guide to Building a Strong Brand Strategy and Marketing Plan that Drives Business Growth

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra



    Are you looking to build a strong brand and marketing strategy to drive business growth? Don't worry—John Smiddy, Founder and Lead Strategist of LeadPlan Marketing, has got your back! Learn his three-step formula for success that aligns with the buyer's journey. 

    Plus, find out how John helped a roofing company to generate leads through homeowner associations. Uncover key pitfalls in nutrition like inadequate research and pricing competition for newcomers. 

    Finally, discover how mentorship can help guide understanding of the target audience and research and scaling through strategic hiring and delegation. Tune into this video now to get reliable advice from an accomplished entrepreneur!

    🚀 🚀Unlock the Secrets of Your Revenue Orbit: Launch Your Business to New Heights! 🪐 Download our FREE Understanding Your Orbit Guide here: https://captainscouncil.com/understand_your_orbit 🚀🚀🚀🚀      

    Ways to connect with John Smiddy:


    Website: http://www.leadplanmarketing.com/


    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-smiddy-48bb4142/


    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadplan-marketing/


    Company Facebook: https://leadplanmarketing.com/#



    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:50 Who is our guest for today and what is his business

    01:37 Who's their typical client, and who do they like to serve with their agency

    04:44 A brief overview of their marketing planning and brand strategy formula and how it works across different industries

    08:19 What tips and tricks has he discovered in various verticals

    10:26 How does he, as an agency, assist companies in understanding and connecting with their buyers, and how has he applied these strategies in his own business journey

    11:34 captainscouncil.com

    14:13 What is the biggest mistake he commonly sees, particularly among new companies in the nutrition space

    16:52 How has he evolved and what steps has he taken to ensure stable growth

    19:17 What influence did Ed Mylett have on his perspective, especially in terms of thinking about his end game and envisioning his future self at 60

    20:56 What is the great thing about having the right people on staff

    22:00 Someone in his network who has been a valuable resource guiding him through his business journey

    24:10 Words of advice he would like to share to the audience



    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between John Smiddy and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    Full episode details here: https://links.thegaspodcast.com/376



    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 https://content.toddwestra.com/

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠

    4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠

    • 3 min
    Ep#375 Roy Dekel: How Real Estate Professionals Can Reach New Heights

    Ep#375 Roy Dekel: How Real Estate Professionals Can Reach New Heights

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra



    Are you a Real Estate Professional aiming to elevate your career? Look no further! Dive into this video featuring Roy Dekel, SetSchedule's CEO and Co-Founder, as he shares his remarkable journey, from selling billions in financial products to institutionalizing the buy-and-hold residential lifestyle model. 

    Gain insights into his strategic acquisitions of Runtastic.io and Taskable.ai, creating a dynamic ecosystem for entrepreneurs. Don't miss Roy's valuable advice on raising venture capital and the importance of taking prompt action without waiting for external validation. 

    Take advantage to elevate your strategies, learn from Roy's experiences, and take the decisive steps toward scaling your real estate triumphs today!

    🚀 🚀Unlock the Secrets of Your Revenue Orbit: Launch Your Business to New Heights! 🪐 Download our FREE Understanding Your Orbit Guide here: https://captainscouncil.com/understand_your_orbit 🚀🚀🚀🚀           

    Ways to connect with Roy Dekel:


    Website: https://setschedule.com/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/setschedule


    Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/SetSchedule


    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roydekel/


    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SetSchedule


    Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/setschedule/


    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/setschedule/



    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:39 Who is our guest for today and what is his business

    01:43 How they started their business

    03:34 How does SetSchedule cater to the real estate industry compared to other businesses

    05:41 How does SetSchedule differentiate itself from Calendly and Taskable.ai, and what led to its evolution from a simple appointment scheduling tool to a comprehensive networking platform

    06:50 How did the idea for SetSchedule originate, and what motivated the choice of real estate for its development

    08:52 What decision or moment in their business journey made them feel like they had figured things out and could confidently move forward

    10:18 How did they attract clients before developing a website

    11:26 How did they spread the word as they built the lead aggregation and distribution business

    12:37 captainscouncil.com

    14:40 What is their growth strategy with Makros, why did they choose the acquisition path over other options

    18:39 What are some mistakes they've made along the way that they would want others to avoid on their journey

    20:12 How did they manage the financial aspect of your business

    21:33 How did they adapt to the new cultures, and what did they do to unify all three companies under Makros

    22:42 Is cross-promotion and bundling services together part of the overall strategy

    24:24 What suggestions does he have for others who are thinking of raising money for their ventures

    26:42 What is his last piece of advice or final tidbit of advice for people looking to grow and scale their businesses

    28:03 Who are the people that have significantly influenced the way he built and managed his business



    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Roy Dekel and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!



    Full episode details here: https://links.thegaspodcast.com/375



    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 ⁠https://links.thegaspodcast.com/⁠

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠

    4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠

    • 31 min
    Ep#374 Angad Singh Manchanda: How to Succeed Globally and Align With Brands Like UNICEF & DHL

    Ep#374 Angad Singh Manchanda: How to Succeed Globally and Align With Brands Like UNICEF & DHL

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Are you a startup looking to break into the global markets? Learn how Angad Singh Manchanda of Chimp&z Inc., took his small project and grew it into a 200+ employee-strong company in 10 years, partnering with major brands like UNICEF & DHL. 

    Hear first-hand what it's like to navigate complex labor costs and automation differences and understand the importance of building trust and cultural alignment. 

    Get tips on success globally and aligning with brands like UNICEF & DHL – watch this informative interview now!

    🚀 🚀Unlock the Secrets of Your Revenue Orbit: Launch Your Business to New Heights! 🪐 Download our FREE Understanding Your Orbit Guide here: https://captainscouncil.com/understand_your_orbit 🚀🚀🚀🚀           

    Ways to connect with Angad Singh Manchanda:


    Website: https://www.chimpandzinc.com/


    Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/TypoSingh


    Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chimpandzinc/


    Personal Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/typosingh


    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chimpandzinc/


    Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chimpandzinc/


    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angadsinghmanchanda/


    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chimp&z-inc/


    Company Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCLdVEXQVs4lKczYv6STGw/


    Personal YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCun6SePD1tU_jmmdJMzY3Q



    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:36 Who is our guest for today, and what is his business

    01:28 Who do they serve with their business, and what do they do to help them

    03:47 How did their journey evolve from being a social media first entity to offering a wide range of services

    04:43 How big is their studio in Mumbai

    05:28 Who is with him when he starts the company

    06:12 Why is it important to choose a business partner

    08:37 How did their company shift from smaller influencer marketing to major productions with big names, and what is their growth progress

    10:33 How do they ensure their company's values align with their clients when closing important deals, and what factors influence their selective approach in choosing partners

    12:26 captainscouncil.com ad

    14:36 What are their current growth plans and strategy for the agency, and where do they envision the company in the next three to five years

    19:33 What challenges have they faced in their startup journey and in expanding into other countries and marketplaces

    24:05 What advice does he have for individuals contemplating international expansion or overseas ventures

    25:38 Someone that he wanted to give a shoutout to who helped him achieve what he is today

    26:10 What he realized about reading books

    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Angad Singh Manchanda and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    Full episode details here: https://links.thegaspodcast.com/374

    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 https://content.toddwestra.com/

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠

    4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠

    • 30 min
    Ep#373 Angela Hill: The Winning Strategy Behind B2B Branding & Marketing

    Ep#373 Angela Hill: The Winning Strategy Behind B2B Branding & Marketing

    The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra

    Ready to discover the winning strategy behind B2B branding? Angela Hill, of Chief Outsider, has over three decades of expertise in marketing and technology - and she's here to show you everything you need to know about B2B branding mastery. 

    From understanding your ideal customer to identifying red flags, Angela will guide you every step of the way. Get ready for a deep-dive into the world of complex industries such as software, fintech, manufacturing, hardware engineering, and medical devices. 

    Join us on this channel where we simplify the journey—click this video and delve into mastering B2B branding with Angela's insights!

    🚀 🚀Unlock the Secrets of Your Revenue Orbit: Launch Your Business to New Heights! 🪐 Download our FREE Understanding Your Orbit Guide here: https://captainscouncil.com/understand_your_orbit 🚀🚀🚀🚀           

    Ways to connect with Angela Hill:


    Website: https://www.chiefoutsiders.com/


    Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiefoutsiders


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Chiefoutsiders


    Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/incitrio/


    Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChiefOutsiders/


    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chief-outsiders/



    What’s in this podcast episode?

    00:36 Who is our guest today and what is her business

    01:05 Whom are they serving with their business

    01:48 What she found out when they work with clients

    04:50 How does their agency assist individuals facing challenges and what's one of the initial steps they take to help them

    05:48 Why is it essential to identify and understand the issues before engaging in a project

    07:07 Why do companies sometimes get stuck and unsure about what to do

    08:06 What are the most common red flags or issues they typically encounter when initially assessing and assisting clients

    09:38 How do they help businesses deal with common problems, like having different systems that don't work together

    10:33 captainscouncil.com

    15:12 How is working as a fractional CMO different from running an agency for almost 20 years

    23:10 What she says about feedback

    24:06 Why is change considered the key to longevity, particularly in the context of adapting to evolving technology

    25:57 Her experiences working with companies that want to exit

    28:25 Who inspired and influenced her that she wanted to give a shout-out

    I highly suggest you watch this entire exchange between Angela Hill and ⭐️Todd Westra 📈

    If you're looking for tips and strategies to grow and scale your business, this episode is for you!

    Full episode details here: https://links.thegaspodcast.com/373

    1. Subscribe and Listen to ⁠The Growth and Scaling Podcast with Todd Westra ⁠

    2. Supercharge your growth and tap into the wisdom of others. Schedule a pre-podcast call today. 👉 ⁠https://links.thegaspodcast.com/⁠

    3. Join our CEO peer advisory board and be part of a supportive community of like-minded leaders. 👉 ⁠https://captainscouncil.com/home⁠

    4. Maximize LinkedIn outreach. Join our webinar for solutions to time constraints in connecting and engaging with desired prospects. 👉  ⁠https://www.linqed.ai/⁠



    #GASpodcast  #WithMoku  #Toddwestra #AngelaHill #ChiefOutsider #B2Bbranding #brandingexpert #marketingstrategy #technologyinsights #industryexperts #B2Bmasterclass #marketingsuccess #businessinsights #softwareindustry #fintechindustry #manufacturingindustry #hardwareengineering #medicaldevices #simplifiedjourney #brandingmastery

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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JG 📣 ,

Great Interviews!

I highly recommend this show! They bring on some great guest with valuable insights and experience!

lavaman101 ,

Hope this inspires your growth

Thanks for listening to the show! Lets hope you find some inspiration for your own business growth journey.

momof7!!!!! ,

So impactful

This is an amazing podcast. I listened to the older episodes on LinkedIn, but this new season is incredible.

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