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[INTERVIEW] Ryan Nivakoff, Life Coach

We interview Ryan Nivakoff, who shares how and why he started a professional life-coaching business and how this career enables him to travel the world.

[Interview] Mark C. Perna, Founder And CEO Of TFS, Cleveland, Ohio

Mark C. Perna, author of "Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations", heads a strategic consulting firm dedicated to making a difference in education and workforce development.

[Interview] Bill Treasurer, Author Of ‘Courage Goes To Work’

For the tenth-anniversary edition of his trailblazing book, "Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results", we sat down with Bill to talk about why courage is today’s most critical business skill.

[Interview] Louis Carter, Author Of ‘In Great Company: How To Spark Peak Performance By Creating...

Louis Carter is a well-known executive coach, CEO, and social/organizational psychologist. We ask Louis about his latest book on organizational management, "In Great Company: How to Spark Peak Performance by Creating an Emotionally Connected Workplace".

[Interview] Joan Kuhl, Author Of ‘Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS And Build The Company...

In her new book, "Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS and Build the Company You Deserve", Joan arms women with the tools they need to transform male-dominated cultures from the inside and create the careers and work environments they want and deserve.

[Interview] Ethan Beute, Co-Author Of “Rehumanize Your Business”

Ethan Beute and Stephen Pacinelli are marketing executives for BombBomb, a software company dedicated to helping businesses rehumanize their professional communication. We speak to Ethan about working with Steve, BombBomb, and their new book "Rehumanize Your Business".

Meet The San Diego Watch Brand Championing Direct-To-Consumer

Direct-to-consumer brands are a major part of the online retail market. An example is Vincero Watches​, a San Diego startup watch manufacturer that delivers luxury quality watches at an accessible price point by going direct to consumer.

[INTERVIEW] Brandon Seigel, President, Wellness Works Management Partners, Madison, Wisconsin

With his business Wellness Works Management Partners, Brandon Seigel manages multiple private practices and consults with entrepreneurs and health practitioners worldwide.

[Interview] Benjamin Yee of EMERGE App

For a two-year-old startup with just under two dozen employees working around the world, Benjamin Yee's EMERGE online inventory app punches well above its weight in the software industry.

[Interview] Michael Asimos, Wine Wholesaler

The world of importing and exporting wine has proven to be one of the best decisions Michael Asimos has ever made. It reshaped the path of his career and has ultimately become a lucrative endeavor that he has passionately followed.

[Interview] Grant Lawson: Lead Crowdfunding Strategist At InventureX

An expert marketer, author and success coach, Garrett Wright brings his experience and understanding to develop launches that make a big difference for his clients.

[Interview] Meet Dr. Ryan Shelton Of South Beach Skin Lab

Dr. Ryan Shelton was dispassioned by skincare products that were out on the market. And he did something to change it.

[Interview] Meet The Founder Of Empower Cocktails, Tiffany Hall

In an industry that primarily targets men — leaving women out as an afterthought — Empower Cocktails is disrupting the distilled beverages market as a woman-owned company that puts women’s empowerment at the heart of their mission. 

[Interview] Bill Michelon On Why He Became A Serial Entrepreneur

Bill Michelon is well known in business circles as a savvy media buyer with a keen interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. We sat down with him to discover what makes him tick.

[INTERVIEW] How LaMar Van Dusen, Founder Of Phoenix Management, Wants To Help Entrepreneurs Grow...

Despite the services offered by companies like Phoenix Management, too many small businesses and entrepreneurs either don’t know or are reluctant to tap into outside experts who can help, according to LaMar Van Dusen.

[Interview] Konrad Malik, 3D Printing Entrepreneur

Konrad Malik is a relatively young player in the Toronto tech field, going into tech out of high school and never looking back. Fascinated by the potential of 3D printing, he began working on his own innovations in the field. He shares his ideas about business.

[Interview] Cameron Chell, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Of Business Instincts Group (BIG)

When Cameron Chell offers up advice to those who would like to follow in his not insubstantial footsteps on the path to successful entrepreneurship, it’s worth perking up your ears and taking notes.

[Interview] Jonmichael Moy, Silicon Valley Veteran On Leading Digital Products To Market

We speak with Jonmichael Moy (Jon Michael Moy) a seasoned veteran of Silicon Valley who has now brought his talents to Toronto.

[Interview] Amanda Mills, Founder Of Amanda Mills Los Angeles

Lifestyle curator is one of those terms that we hear a lot these days, but what does it really mean? For Amanda Mills, the mind and face behind the Amanda Mills Los Angeles (AMLA) lifestyle brand, it is a term she takes great pride in.

[Interview] Jason and Jodi Womack, Authors of “Get Momentum”

Husband and wife team Jason Womack and Jodi Womack recently launched their first co-authored book, "Get Momentum: How to Start When You're Stuck". We speak to them to get their thoughts behind the book.

[Interview] Ryan Bonnici of HubSpot On Inbound Marketing In Asia

Inbound marketing service provider HubSpot recently released its first ever State of Inbound Report for Asia - which surveyed some 400 marketing and sales professionals at virtually all levels and across...

[Interview] Deekron Krikorian Of MotionTraxx

We speak to a startup founder on how he ran his startup while enjoying the summer of his life in Ibiza.

CEOs Are Innovators – Staci Tubbs

Staci Tubbs serves as a chair for the CEO Organization, Vistage and is the CEO of her own business. You may not believe that she began her career in a call center.

7 Startup Entrepreneurs On How To Attract Top Talent

We spoke with some pioneering technology start-up CEOs and ask what their best strategies were for attracting and retaining top talent to their teams. Here’s what they had to say.

[Interview] Felena Hanson, Owner of Hera Hub, Biggest Female Coworking Company

Coworking spaces are popping up all over in every city, but not every one is built specifically for women. Ashley Ward speaks to entrepreneur and female inspiration Felena Hanson has taken this need and created a space for women to develop their business dreams in the comfort of a spa-like environment, Hera Hub.

[Interview] Bluebridge Digital CEO Discusses The State Of The Cloud

Eva McKnight (@evachristine09) chats with Santiago Jaramillo, CEO of Indianapolis startup Bluebridge Digital about the value and role of cloud computing in his business.

[Interview] Robert Morrison, Morrison Innovations

Morrison Innovations is hoping to raise $500 for its project the Klick Stylus Slim. We ask Robert Morrison of Morrison Innovations more about the Klick Stylus Slim and why they're asking for such a low number.

[Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing

We grab Epirot Ludvik Nekaj (pictured above), the founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, for a quick chat about where crowdsourcing is headed in the coming years for Asia.

[Interview] Imaginary Friends Studios (Is More Real Than You Think)

You're unlikely to have heard of Singapore-based creative agency Imaginary Friends Studios - unless you're in the fields of film, games or animation. They've done work for games developer Square Enix, Sony Online Entertainment, DC Comics, and publisher Random House amongst many others, and this year they celebrate their eighth year in the industry.

[Interview] QlikView’s Donald Farmer On Gamifying The Workplace

We managed to catch the renown data scientist Donald Farmer,QlikView’s VP for Product Marketing, for a quick chat about gamification at the workplace.