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Unpacking experiences from today’s proven visionaries, action-takers, and business athletes to understand the perspective, decisions, and fundamentals that can be applied to your life. Topics include the pursuit of learning, health and wellness, leadership, entrepreneurship, and much more!

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Unpacking experiences from today’s proven visionaries, action-takers, and business athletes to understand the perspective, decisions, and fundamentals that can be applied to your life. Topics include the pursuit of learning, health and wellness, leadership, entrepreneurship, and much more!

    Episode #7: College Hunks and more with Nick Friedman

    Episode #7: College Hunks and more with Nick Friedman

    Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving, the largest and fastest-growing junk removal and local moving franchise opportunity in North America. Nick started the business in college with his childhood best friend in a beat-up cargo van and has grown to over 100 franchises and $150 Million annual sales. He was named among the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by INC Magazine and was on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Michael Dell in a Newsweek article entitled “College Kid to Millionaire”. 


     


    Nick is a three-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist, and he won the prestigious award in 2018. He has been featured in numerous business books and textbooks, as well as Forbes, Fortune, and many other notable publications. 


     


    Nick’s company has appeared every year on the INC 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies and has appeared twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Nick is also a TV personality, having appeared as a guest on shows, including the first episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, and CNBC’s BlueCollar Millionaires. He is also a Board Member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). As an author, Nick co-wrote a bestselling book entitled Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions.

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    Episode #6: Executive Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer, Josh Wall

    Episode #6: Executive Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer, Josh Wall

    Josh Wall has spent most of his career in the world of franchising, and today is considered a seasoned leader in franchise development. He is passionate about relationships and building strong, durable, and lasting connections that drive shareholder value. He’s known for developing strong leaders that carry the brand’s visions to a place of excellence. 


    Josh is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer at Urban Air Adventure Parks.


    Throughout the episode, we touch on Josh's early years, his transition into adulthood, and then his career today!


     



    Josh's commitment to a great work ethic and where that comes from.  





    His first taste in franchising came through his mom.





    His start with franchising at Jason's Deli.





    How Josh learned the idea of "process" when he started working at California Pizza Kitchen.





    Josh's start with Christian Brothers Automotive.





    When Josh knew he was passionate about small-business development. 





    How Josh was the catalyst in his parent's franchising journey. 





    Why Josh is so passionate about his role today with the #1 Entertainment Franchise. 





    Why it's so important to be an encourager through both our words and our actions.





    ...and so much more





    Episode Resources
    Connect with Josh on Twitter: @joshwall
    Connect with Josh on LinkedIn

    Learn more about Jeff at www.jeffdudan.com



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    Episode #5: An Organizational Psychologist: Werner Barkhuizen

    Episode #5: An Organizational Psychologist: Werner Barkhuizen

    Werner Barkhuizen is a Doctor of organizational psychology, CEO, and founder of DRWRNRB Holdings which owns several subsidiary companies which include TalentSolved, Digital Clarity, Saville Consulting, SafeXtract, and Centurion Aircraft, to name but a few.  He is an entrepreneur with varied business interests across the world, with a presence in more than 33 countries; and throughout diverse industries ranging from mining, franchising to forensic psychology in countries such as South Africa, Russia, and the USA.  


    Dr. Barkhuizen brings a unique perspective to the field of business and organizational psychology. Not only did he establish one of the largest psychological assessment and talent management companies in Africa, he is also an accomplished helicopter pilot licensed on more than 6 helicopter types and he holds patents and several interesting software solutions used in a variety of industries.  As a licensed organizational psychologist, he has a passion for organizational strategy, values, culture, leadership, behavioral change, consumer psychology, augmented and virtual reality, psychometric assessment and much more.

    Werner and Jeff dive into his experiences that have led him to where he is today! We talk about some of the following: 



    Werner's early life, kicking off his career at only 6 years old and working with his father





    How learning self-reliance is empowering 





    Working smarter vs. working harder 





    How Werner became a psychologist after finding a passion for human behavior 





    Werner's one regret 





    Werner's core beliefs about people, psychology and that idea that so much of life is an illusion





    Episode Resources


    To learn more about Werner visit www.wernerbarkhuizen.com
    To learn more about Jeff visit www.jeffdudan.com




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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode#4: Brand Builder and Franchise Expert, Nick Neonakis

    Episode#4: Brand Builder and Franchise Expert, Nick Neonakis

    Nick Neonakis has over 20 years of experience in franchising, finance, and business to help people realize their dream of independent business ownership.
    Nick Neonakis joins us on the Jeff Dudan Show. Nick’s vast business experience both domestically and internationally brings us an awesome opportunity to talk about franchising, entrepreneurship, motivating through education, and achieving freedom through business ownership. 


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    Nick was born in Athens, Greece, and moved to the United States at 5 years old. Speaking very little English when he started Kindergarten, Nick started learning right off the bat. Nick talks about a very idealistic upbringing filled with entrepreneurial opportunities and early memories of shoveling snow, selling donuts and coffee during the Gas Crisis of 1973, and more. 


    Nick and I dive into creating a foundation for entrepreneurship by talking about the following topics and more: 



    The business-athlete and how track and field may have impacted Nick’s career





    Nick’s first job during the summer between 7th and 8th grade 





    How selling jewelry in Santorini shaped Nick’s career





    How Nick got into the world of franchising 





    Why Nick decided to jump into consulting 





    The importance of building a business plan and getting started





    Navigating speed to decision vs. slow, processed planning





    ...plus so much more





    Episode Resources


    Learn more about Nick Neonakis here. 


    Follow Jeff Dudan on Instagram. 


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    • 1 hr
    Episode #3: The Persistence Coach with Dr. Clarence Lee

    Episode #3: The Persistence Coach with Dr. Clarence Lee

    How a boy from Missouri with a dream became an award-winning medical doctor and entrepreneur...


    Dr. Lee is a Christian-Encourager, physician-entrepreneur, nationally celebrated author, international speaker, and CEO of CMLEEJR Companies, LLC, a personal development company that conducts training on high performance and mental conditioning for teams, organizations, and students.

    A former student-athlete, Dr. Lee holds a degree in Biology (B.S.) from the University of the Incarnate Word, and degrees in Medicine (M.D.) and Business (M.B.A.) from Drexel University. Also a decorated war veteran, Dr. Lee served in the United States Air Force for 10 years, with his last assignment being a flight surgeon flying the T-38 and U-2 airframes in one the most elite squadrons in the USAF.

    Dr. Lee is the author of the inspirational memoir “Well, My Mom Says…” as well as his latest book “PERSIST”. He is a columnist for several publications and appears on-air often as well!

    Recently, Dr. Lee was named Top 40 under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal and Drexel University. He was honored as one of the top healthcare entrepreneurs to know by Becker’s Hospital Review and is one recent recipient of the Black Enterprise Modern Man award.

    Today we chat with Dr. Lee about his childhood, his transitional years, and his mission today to help people find their passion.

    We dive into some of the following: 



    The impact his mother had on his life after his parent's divorce





    How Dr. Lee dreamed of big things as a child despite his lack of a supportive environment 





    His hunger to succeed as a young child and how that has impacted his life today





    His ask to change schools after drugs, murder, and trouble could have potentially impacted his education 





    His military experience and what that did for his career  





    How Dr. Lee decided to become a doctor and his journey through over 500 applications 





    Finding purpose through pain, passion, and potential 





    The importance of making more offers 





    ... and so much more





    Learn more about Dr. Lee at https://www.clarenceleejr.com/
    Follow Dr. Lee on Instagram: @drclarenceleejr

    • 57 min
    Episode #2: Top Tier Internet Marketing Nerd, Paul Getter

    Episode #2: Top Tier Internet Marketing Nerd, Paul Getter

    Sit down with Jeff Dudan as he unpacks the experiences that have made Paul Getter the top-tier marketing nerd that he is today. Paul's worked with people like Tai Lopez, Les Brown, Alex Mehr, and more. 


     


    Paul is a self-taught social media marketing professional and has continued to power through struggles, challenges, and beyond. From mowing lawns as a young kid to delivering phone books out of the back of his car, Paul did not take a standard path to success. 


     


    Here's a recap of just some of what Jeff and Paul chat about on the episode today: 
     



    Paul's childhood and growing up in "the hood"





    Success through desperation 





    Navigating the struggles of starting a business 





    Paul's first impression of social media 





    Attention is currency 





    How Paul first got connected with the celebrity market 





    Sniffing out the bad ads to place great ads 





    ...and so much more!





     


    Episode Resources
    Learn more about Paul Getter here. 


    Follow Paul Getter on Instagram. 


    Follow Jeff Dudan on Instagram. 


     


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