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You’re gonna love this DAILY, commercial-free entrepreneur spotlight show. We feature CEOs and founders of 6-9 figure B2B companies. Agencies, coaches, consultants, and other leaders share not only their success stories - but their advice for business leaders focused on business growth.

You’re going to hear real stories from real people all in 15-25 minutes time - perfect for your commute.

On this podcast, your host, Josh Elledge encourages entrepreneurs to share not only their expertise but their stories and their hearts.

We believe that every person has a unique message which can positively impact the world. Even YOU! If you’d like to be featured on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, apply here: https://UpMyInfluence.com/guest/

The Thoughtful Entrepreneur Josh Elledge of UpMyInfluence.com

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    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

You’re gonna love this DAILY, commercial-free entrepreneur spotlight show. We feature CEOs and founders of 6-9 figure B2B companies. Agencies, coaches, consultants, and other leaders share not only their success stories - but their advice for business leaders focused on business growth.

You’re going to hear real stories from real people all in 15-25 minutes time - perfect for your commute.

On this podcast, your host, Josh Elledge encourages entrepreneurs to share not only their expertise but their stories and their hearts.

We believe that every person has a unique message which can positively impact the world. Even YOU! If you’d like to be featured on The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, apply here: https://UpMyInfluence.com/guest/

    1400 - Success from Anywhere with Karen Mangia

    1400 - Success from Anywhere with Karen Mangia

    In this episode of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with Karen Mangia, author of several books, including The Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Success From Anywhere and Podcast host of Success from Anywhere.Karen explains why she thinks the pandemic has allowed people to evolve and create their own definition of success. From the thousands of interviews she conducted, she identified 3 things that employees want these days: flexibility, autonomy, and choice. Without these offers, people will leave the company too early.
    Of these 3 important things, Karen highlights the beauty and importance of giving employees a choice. She says that choice, on the employer's side, gives perspective on what could be done, what job they have and what could be. For employees, choice makes them feel seen, heard and appreciated. Karen believes what would change in an organization moving towards peak performance is the curiosity to change conversations and provide choices.

    Key Points from the Episode:
    What does it mean to be successful now?The 3 things that employees wantThe beauty of choice

    About Karen Mangia
    Karen Mangia is an internationally-recognized thought leader whose TEDx appearance, keynotes, blogs and books reach hundreds of thousands of business leaders each year. She is the author of Working from Home: Making the New Normal Work for You (Wiley), Listen Up! How to Tune in to Customers and Turn Down the Noise (Wiley) and also Success With Less (Marie Street Press). A prolific blogger and sought-after media interviewer, she has been featured in Forbes and regularly contributes to Thrive Global and ZDNet.
    As Vice President of Customer and Market Insights at Salesforce, she engages current and future customers around the world to discover new ways of creating success and growth together. She serves on the company’s Work from Home Taskforce, where she is helping the company’s 50,000+ worldwide employees to better adapt to a work-from-home environment. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, she also serves on the company’s Racial Equality and Justice Taskforce.
    Prior to Salesforce, she spearheaded Customer Satisfaction and Experience at Cisco Systems.

    Links Mentioned in this Episode:
    Want to learn more? Check out Karen Mangia website at https://www.readsuccessfromanywhere.com/
    Check out Karen Mangia on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenmangia/
    Check out Karen Mangia on Twitter at https://twitter.com/karenmangia
    Check out Karen Mangia on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KarenMangiaAuthor
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    1399 - Empowering Digital Transformation with Encapture's Will Robinson

    1399 - Empowering Digital Transformation with Encapture's Will Robinson

    In this episode of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with Will Robinson, CEO of Encapture.Will shares some of the pain points faced by bank employees and lenders. He describes their job of manually processing documents for clients as very laborious, often chaotic, and an unproductive use of their time. One of the solutions to improve efficiency and customer service? Integrate an intelligent document automation platform that can perform repetitive tasks smoothly and quickly.

    Will explains how Encapture works as an end-to-end platform for your document processing needs. It highlights some of the software's key features that can speed up processing times for some of the most important documents processed by bank employees and lenders. The software can support many different documents needed while improving digital experience, operational efficiency and compliance management.

    Key Points from the Episode:
    Why do banks and lenders need intelligent document management software?How banks and lenders would work with EncaptureSales and business development

    About Will Robinson
    Will Robinson is the CEO of Encapture, a 20-year-old growing document management services company that transitioned to a SaaS product company in 2019 with additional investment funding. Will Robinson is a Dallas native who spent time in banking and private equity as a finance professional before moving into the software industry and then joining Encapture as CEO.

    About Encapture
    Encapture is intelligent document management software that helps financial institutions and healthcare providers speed up document processing. Encapture enables frontline workers to easily capture any type of document, then automatically extracts all relevant data using machine learning to process workflows and integrate the data with other software tools. It uses machine learning to help employees stop wasting time on mundane, repetitive tasks so they can focus on better serving their customers.
    Banks, lenders, insurers, and businesses with high volumes of paperwork trust Encapture to keep their operations efficient, secure, and buzzing. They are told by their customers that they are a refreshing alternative to traditional enterprise capture software because their platform is easy to use and scalable.

    Links Mentioned in this Episode:

    Want to learn more? Check out Encapture’s website at https://www.linkedin.com/company/encapture-tech/
    Check out Will Robinson on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-robinson-encapture/
    Check out Encapture on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/encapture-tech/
    Check out Encapture on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ImagineSolutionsSoftware/
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    1398 - Reimagining Contract Management with Juro's with Richard Mabey

    1398 - Reimagining Contract Management with Juro's with Richard Mabey

    In this episode of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with Richard Mabey, Co-Founder and CEO of Juro.Richard shares some of the common issues encountered with signature request solutions and how Juro is able to bridge the gap. As someone with a legal background, he found that signing is not the only pain individuals and businesses face, but the entire life cycle of a contract: creation, execution, and management. 

    He explains how Juro's all-in-one contract automation platform offers a faster and easier way to create, approve, negotiate, eSign, store and track contracts in one place. Richard proudly says that over 6,000 companies have found Juro valuable.

    Key Points from the Episode:

    What is Juro?What sets Juro apart from other solutions?Dominating the Marketplace


    About Richard Mabey

    Richard Mabey is the Founder and scale-up CEO with a background focused on building B2B SaaS products that people love. Right now, he's building Juro to help the world get along better by making legal contracts frictionless and accessible to everyone.

    Formerly a Magic Circle lawyer and an MBA from INSEAD. Member of the Forbes Council, Fellow of the RSA, FT top 10 legal technologist. Occasionally, he makes angel investments to support other founders working on ambitious and impactful projects.


    About Juro

    Juro was founded by lawyers and software engineers to rebuild contracts from the ground up and adapt the terms agreement process to the modern world.

    Their team strives to help the world get along better, making contracts frictionless and accessible to everyone. The Juro team spans multiple countries, cultures and functions and is backed by Union Square Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Seedcamp and the founders of Wise, Indeed and Gumtree.



    Links Mentioned in this Episode:Want to learn more? Check out Juro’s website at https://juro.com/
    Check out Juro on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/juro/
    Check out Richard Mabey on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmabey/
    Check out Juro on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GetJuro
    Check out Juro on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMghTvNMg9L4A1Fz6HNCA7g
     
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    1397 - Structuring Your Business Rhythm with ESUS and Biz Smart's Kevin Brent

    1397 - Structuring Your Business Rhythm with ESUS and Biz Smart's Kevin Brent

    In this episode of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Founder and Managing Director of BizSmart, and Author of The Entrepreneurial ScaleUp System, Kevin Brent.Kevin shares his passion for helping and supporting struggling entrepreneurs so they can put a robust structure and systems in place to keep their business running smoothly. Based on their own research and experiences, Kevin and his team at Bizmates will explore the challenges every entrepreneur faces, help create an action plan, and guide them through their journey to growth.

    Kevin also explains their team's ScaleUp Journey framework which they have successfully used over the years to help achieve their clients' goals. This includes habit tracking and a step-by-step guide to successfully reaching the different milestones. He believes that when the right structure is put in place correctly, it can revolutionize the way businesses operate.


    Key Points from the Episode:

    Services offered by BizSmartThe 90-Day Planning ProcessThe Entrepreneurial Scale Up System 


    About Kevin Brent

    Kevin is an experienced and entrepreneurial business practitioner with a focus on strategy, business development and maximizing value. He has combined pharmaceutical sales and marketing experience with strategy consulting, value based management, medical communications and e-business. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, has built three and exited from two businesses and built his own eco-friendly home! Kevin founded BizSmart in 2012 with the aim of supporting business owners to build value growth in their businesses.

    After a short stint in the RAF, Kevin started in business in the late eighties as a medical representative and subsequent roles included sales, market research, new products planning, product and business unit management.

    Following an International MBA at INSEAD in France, he joined a leading global strategy firm. With a focus on Corporate Value Based Management, he worked in banking, consumer healthcare, and even alcoholic beverages!

    A move to healthcare strategy consulting firm The Wilkerson Group gave Kevin an interest in patient centric support programmes. Working internationally, he advised at senior level on value added patient services and strategic marketing, including patient journey analysis. Further projects included international opportunity assessments for new products, portfolio evaluations, company valuations and pipeline assessments for merger negotiations.

    As board director for a medical education agency Kevin conceived and drove the development of Healthinfocus.co.uk – the first comprehensive consumer health site in the UK working closely with 55 UK patient support groups.  As International Business Development Director, he also originated, sold, and led a pan European review of patient support programmes for one of the industry’s billion dollar products. This led to a cohesive approach for the client in the development of support programmes in general, and specifically in compliance/ adherence services.

    Very much an entrepreneurial self-starter he has conceived and built three businesses, built his own kit car (when he was much younger!) and built his own eco-friendly home.  Later, he developed the Patient Experience Network (PEN) alongside another BizSmart Core Advisor Ruth and launched the PEN National Awards in 2010 – attracting interest, entries and sponsorship from a wide range of healthcare organizations including the NHS, private

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    1396 - Getting the Right People to Listen with BrEpic Communications' Justin Breen

    1396 - Getting the Right People to Listen with BrEpic Communications' Justin Breen

    In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to Founder of BrEpic, Justin Breen.
     
    BrEpic helps visionary entrepreneurs connect with the right people who share the same goal of wanting to make a change in the world. Justin talks about his book and the formula he discovered to create a successful global brand. He also addressed the effect of mainstream media and the importance of collaboration in business. He shared that working with visionary individuals will give enterprises a higher chance of success than focusing on transactional relationships.
     
    Key points from this Episode:
    Unlocking the formula for creating successful global companiesHow directness attracts greatness in business?Addressing the state of PR space in the industryWhat makes BrEpic different?The effect of overvaluing the vanity matrix“Changing their world” people vs. “Changing the world” peopleWhat’s the impact of collaboration in the business worldHow to identify visionary individuals?
     
    About Justin Breen: BrEpic Communications LLC is guided by Justin Breen, who has 20+ years in the media business, has won dozens of editing and writing awards and is an author of countless viral stories. BrEpic will write clicky stories highlighting you or your business and finding the right pitch for multiple media outlets.
    As an Assistant Managing Editor, Justin worked with the executive and managing editors daily as part of a team of two other assistant managing editors. He created daily and Sunday content for each newspaper section, with a focus on centerpiece articles for A1. He also helped to create and design content for the company's website. He also collaborated on special projects, preview sections, and communication strategies with the publisher, advertising director, and promotions director. Supervised the picture department, which included four full-time employees and tens of freelance photographers.

    About BrEpic:  BrEpic collaborates with a customer to generate a list of story ideas. BrEpic selects the best and writes stories that are likely to get picked up by mainstream media. After editing the article with BrEpic, the client publishes it on their website and sends the link to BrEpic, which distributes it to local, regional, and national media. If the media is interested in the story, BrEpic connects the client with the media contact, who coordinates interviews with the story subject or subjects. BrEpic keeps track of successful mainstream media placements and shares them on its social media sites, which include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. 

    BrEpic Communications LLC will run your social media sites, write clicky stories that highlight you or your business, and find the right pitch for multiple media outlets!

    Links Mentioned in this Episode:
    Want to learn more? BrEpic Communications LLC website at
    https://www.brepicllc.com/
    Check out BrEpic Communications LLC on LinkedIn at 
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/brepiccommunicationsllc/
    Check out the Justin Breen on LinkedIn at
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinbreen1/
    Check out the Justin Breen on Twitter at
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    • 19 min
    1395 - Quitting the Cult of Busy with Take it Easy Group's Tarra Stubbins

    1395 - Quitting the Cult of Busy with Take it Easy Group's Tarra Stubbins

    In this episode of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with Tarra Stubbins, Founder of Take It Easy Group.
    Tarra shares her passion for helping start-ups succeed. Drawing on her years of experience as the Rolling Stones' personal executive assistant, she uncovers the secrets of delegation, time management and productivity lessons. Tarra combines these lessons with secret celebrity stories and leaves audiences with the inspiration, tools and strategic support they need to grow sustainably.

     

    With her proactive and thoughtful executive assistants, Tara is committed to her clients' success through a strategic partnership system. Their mission is to provide individualized care and the best possible service to companies that want to focus on their top ROI priorities.

     

    Key Points from the Episode:

     

    What is the Take It Easy Group?
    What makes them unique than staffing companies may do?
    About quitting the cult of busy


     

    About Tarra Stubbins

     

    Helping others runs in Tarra Stubbins' blood. She has been a personal assistant for over 20 years and still loves every moment. Tarra is often quoted saying she was put on this planet for a reason, and that's to help others succeed.

     

    After ten years on the road supporting touring musicians and artists, Tarra established Take It Easy Personal Concierge Inc. in 2007. Tarra has taken the skills she learned on the road and puts them to use to help her customers eliminate their to-do lists on a daily basis.

     

    Tarra is extremely passionate about time management and delegation techniques. Very early in her career, she noticed that the celebrities she coached all had specifically detailed delegation and time management systems. She learned that these skills were exactly what helped stars stand out from the crowd and become hugely successful. She teaches individuals and organizations how to make better use of the 24 hours given to them daily, to be more successful and less stressful, through keynote speeches and coaching sessions. Tarra leaves her audience and clients with the inspiration and tools they need to take action and become the rock stars of their own careers.

    Tarra is a respected media spokesperson and keynote speaker. She has been featured on many prominent media outlets. Tarra shared her sought-after keynote with an international audience of entrepreneurs and businesses.

     

    Tarra is a graduate of Humber College's Film and Television Production Program and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Western Sydney in Australia.

     

     

    About Take It Easy Group

     

    The Take It Easy Group is a team of experienced executive assistants who help seed and Series A startups scale to success. Their goal is to keep you and your business organized and efficient, so you can focus on growing. Their team of talented executive business partners can help you develop methods and efficiencies that will propel you to success.

     

     
    Links Mentioned in this Episode:
    Want to learn more? Check out Take It Easy Group’s website at https://www.takeiteasygroup.com/

    Check out Take It Easy Group on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/take-it-easy-group/

    Check out Tarra Stubbins on LinkedIn at a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarra-gore-stubbins-409257254/" target="_blank" rel="noopener...

    • 20 min

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