Jack was working as a fifth-grade teacher in 1975 when he got his big break in publishing — an entry-level ad-sales job at The Village Voice. Jack worked his way up at The Village Voice and then at a series of other publications in the media world. He believes in the longevity of print media, the unlimited reach of online media, and the importance of beneficial partnerships between them.
Tom Clancy Jr. is the Co-Founder and President of Valiant Technology, a managed service provider for the creative industry in New York. Valiant Technology services advertising firms, fashion companies, TV production firms, and architects. Starting out with just Tom and his two partners, today Valiant employs over a dozen engineers and supports over 50 businesses in the New York metro area.
Donald Kelly, “The Sales Evangelist,” is a sales trainer who has successfully taken his sales methodology and system and created a very successful podcast called The Sales Evangelist. Donald helps teach effective ways for salespeople and entrepreneurs to find more qualified prospects, close more deals, and make more money through motivating sales training, online courses, one-on-one coaching, workshops, seminars and dynamic keynote presentations.
Have a problem in your business? Eric Holtzclaw can solve it. Whether it’s a marketing misstep or an operational impasse, this award-winning speaker and coach finds it, fixes it, and sets you free to do what you do best. We were glad to speak with Eric about the biggest challenges startups and entrepreneurs face, and why business owners need to be prepared to make the tough, yet necessary changes in order to achieve success.
We had the honor of speaking with Rob Fishman, partner at Sandler Training of Hauppauge, a consulting firm that specializes in sales and sales management process improvement. The Sandler Selling System, with over 250 other affiliates worldwide, is a no-nonsense sales method that gets results and preserves the sales professional’s self-respect.
We had an insightful conversation with keynote speaker, leadership trainer, and organizational consultant, Mark Taylor. With a 35-year history of being an accomplished CEO and corporate executive, Mark runs five think tanks in Manhattan for Vistage International and delivers training and retreats for organizations that want to change their culture to create a high performance organization. He’s the author of The Leadership Field Manual: Exercises & Tools for Executing Culture Change. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), holds a BS and MBA, is a fellow at the Fair Institute of Performance Virtuosity, and is a certified organizational coach.
We were lucky to speak with perhaps our most enlightened guest to date, Alexander Hamilton Dunlop. Alexander is a Strategic Advisor, Guide and Life Coach who brings more than 20 years of professional coaching and consulting experience to his position as Founder and Director of the New York City-based Life Elevated.
We were glad to sit down with small business champion and not-your-ordinary business lawyer, Nina Kaufman. Forbes Magazine calls Kaufman “One of the 25 Most Influential Women Tweeting about Entrepreneurship.” The U.S. Small Business Administration named her their regional Women in Business Champion of the Year. In over 15 years in business, Nina has helped thousands of entrepreneurs generate hundreds of millions of dollars.
We’re honored to have had the chance to speak with “the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex.” Super Connector, Judy Robinett, has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader. Author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits, Judy has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, VentureBeat, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek.
It is fitting that, as we begin to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we share our conversation with successful philanthropist, Shimmy Mehta, founder of Angelwish. Angelwish is a digital nonprofit that provides an accessible way to grant wishes to millions of children who suffer from chronic illnesses. Below are some highlights from our conversation in which Shimmy takes us behind the scenes of his incredible charity and discusses the global importance of paying it forward.
We are grateful to have spoken with the very accomplished author, entrepreneur, and CEO of Pure Performance Communications, Deirdre Breakenridge. With an esteemed career spanning more than 25 years, Deirdre is internationally sought after for her PR, marketing, branding, and social media expertise. Breakenridge is the author of five Financial Times Press books including: Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, Putting the Public Back in Public Relations: How Social Media Is Reinventing the Aging Business of PR, and PR 2.0: New Media, New Tools, New Audiences. She’s also the host of the podcast, Women Worldwide, and was awarded the Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ in 2015.
We had the pleasure to speak with David Shriner-Cahn, President of TEND Strategic Partners and host of the business podcast, Smashing the Plateau, which features leaders helping leaders break through barriers. David works with CEOs of successful companies that keep hitting roadblocks.
We had the pleasure to speak with connector, entrepreneur, business developer, speaker, creator of ConnectorCon, and founder of Small Pond Enterprises, Michael Roderick! Michael also has the prestigious and unique credit of going from a high school teacher to a Broadway producer in under two years.
This interview takes the award for Coolest Location. We sat down with Classic Car Club (CCC) Manhattan co-founders, Zac Moseley and Mike Prichinello, in a 1963 AIRSTREAM at the Classic Car Club in Manhattan! Zac and Mike told us the story of how they turned their passion into a profitable career.
We had the pleasure to interview Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl, co-authors of the International Best Selling book, Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World. Dr. Dave (the Oola Seeker) and Dr. Troy (the Oola Guru) are renowned experts in a proper work/life balance. They travel the world, helping people find balance and growth in the “Seven Key Areas of Life,” better known as the “Seven F’s of Oola”: Fitness, Finance, Family, Field, Faith, Friends, and Fun. A better “you” makes a better family, a better community, and ultimately a better world.
In this interview, Dorie Clark shares some of her best practices. Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. She is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future and her most recent book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It. Some of her clients include: Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Yale University.