Mike Manoske | From Brain Tumor Survivor to Wharton & Forbes Thought Leader

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Mike Manoske has been a recruiter and talent acquisition around Silicon Valley, hiring almost 1,000 people. He’s also been a contributor to Forbes Coaches Counsel and founded a successful e-commerce company.

Mike is now a certified coach and for many years has been involved in Career Services for the Wharton Executive MBA program in San Francisco. He is also co-authoring a book with Steve Hernandez, Director of Career Advancement at Wharton, about job and career search. It’s that topic we’ll be discussing on the show today.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • The Health Scare that Changed Mike’s Life
  • Why Mike Transitioned from Talent Acquisition to Coach
  • Why Mike Left the Nursing Career Path to Follow One in Tech and the World of Start-ups
  • How Mike Recruited People Before LinkedIn
  • How Mike Recruited for Roles in Industries Where He Didn’t Have Much Technical Knowledge
  • The Story of How Mike Turned a Time-Share Hobby into a Full-Time Business
  • The Reason Mike Went Back Intro Recruiting After Selling Components of His Successful Online Business
  • How Mike and His Wife Made Running a Business Together Work for them as a Couple
  • Mike’s Approach to Finding a Good Work-Life Balance
  • Mike’s Advice on How to Decide if the Company You’re Considering Working or Partnering with is a Good Fit
  • Mike’s Thoughts on What Makes a Great Leader
  • Who Mike Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

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Bob Serling | How to Create “Frictionless Joint Ventures”

Bob Serling is a 30-year marketing veteran and the founder of Profit Alechemy, Inc and the 15-Minute Email Academy. He has been the monthly marketing columnist for Success magazine and co-created advanced assessment software currently being used by many Fortune 500 companies.

In this episode, we dive into Bob revolutionary approach to joint ventures.

  • What is a Joint Venture?
  • How Joint Ventures are Essentially Relationship Marketing
  • The Typical Method of Setting Up a Joint Venture
  • Some of the Pitfalls of a Typical Joint Venture
  • The Method Bob Recommends for Creating a Joint Venture
  • Do You Truly Need a List to Do a Joint Venture?
  • Why Bob Feels His Approach to Joint Ventures Creates a Higher Level of Customer Loyalty
  • How Bob Created a Mastermind for Local Business Owners in San Diego
  • John’s Appearance on Bob’s Podcast About How to Use Events to Your Benefit
  • Who Bob Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and podcast services.

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Ro Verhulst | 10 Years Riding the LinkedIn Rocketship

Ro Verhulst is the Director for Market Research at LinkedIn. Between his 10 years at LinkedIn and his time with other companies like Microsoft, Ro has 15 years’ experience working in the field of market research.

In the episode, we’re discussing his experience working in market research for Microsoft and LinkedIn.

  • What Compelled Ro to Move from the Netherlands to California During the Original Dot Com Boom
  • Ro’s Experience Working for Microsoft in Seattle in the Mid-2000’s
  • Ro’s Experience Going to Work for LinkedIn in 2008
  • What Ro Believes is LinkedIn’s Strength Regarding Their Company Culture
  • How Ro Stays Aware of the Experience of 600 Million LinkedIn Users
  • How Have a “Members First” Mission Helps with Ro’s Market Research at LinkedIn
  • What it’s Been Like Working for Microsoft Again After They Purchased LinkedIn
  • Ro’s Advice for How Professionals Can Get the Most Out of LinkedIn
  • Why LinkedIn’s Been Pushing Premium Accounts and What You Can Do with Them
  • Who Ro Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and podcast services.

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Natalie Sisson | How to Create Your Freedom Plan

Natalie Sisson is an entrepreneur and adventurer, the founder of the Suitcase Entrepreneur brand, and the author of The Freedom Plan: Redesign Your Business to Work Less, Earn More and Be Free. Although Natalie now lives on her dream property in New Zealand, her brand was based on her own experiences of running a business while living out of a suitcase and traveling the world.

In this episode, we’re talking about how to develop your freedom lifestyle and freedom business, as well as, how to integrate the two to together.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Natalie Stopped Traveling Full-Time and Why She Feels She Has Even More Freedom Now
  • The Mindset Struggles Most Entrepreneurs Experience and How Natalie is Trying to Help Shift Them
  • Natalie’s Advice for Designing Your Life and Business in a Way That Works for You
  • How to Determine What Your Super Powers are Then Utilize Them to Achieve A Freedom Business
  • Natalie’s Tips for Choosing the Right Revenue Streams for Your Freedom Business
  • The Details of Natalie’s Three-Month Sabbatical from Her Business and How it Continued to Run Without Her
  • Natalie’s One Page Miracle Business Plan
  • How to Achieve Your Freedom Lifestyle While Growing and Running a Business That Will Fund It
  • The Shift is Natalie’s Community from Global Followers to Local Connections
  • Who Natalie Thanks for the Shift in Her Freedom Life and Business Since Her Last Appearance on the Podcast

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and podcast services.

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Tom Ross | From Freelance Designer to 7-Figure Business Owner

Tom Ross is the Founder of Design Cuts; a company that provides discount design bundles for graphic designers and anyone who’s interested in creating beautiful images, illustrations, and graphic designs.

In this episode, Tom and I are talking about how he went from being a freelance graphic designer to building one of the most popular discount graphic design bundle companies with multiple seven figures in revenue, 400,000 registered members, 100,000 social media followers, a team of over 16 full-time members to support the business.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Tom Believes His Company Has Thrived While Many Other Discount Bundle Companies Have Failed
  • The “Dumbest” Business Assumption Tom Ever Made
  • How Tom Went from Being an English Major to Starting A Graphic Design Company
  • The Transition from Working One-on-One to Now Servicing 400,000 Members
  • How Tom Convinces Designers to Offer Their Work at Massively Discounted Rates
  • Tom’s Advice for Minimizing the Sales Burnout Rate of Your Customers
  • The Details of Tom’s Run of 11,000 Sales in Two Weeks
  • The Challenges of Building and Leading His Team; Including One That Resulted in Major Surgery
  • The Inspiration Behind Tom’s The Honest Designers Show Podcast
  • Why Tom’s Avoided Sharing His Story Until Now
  • Who Tom Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and podcast services.

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Mark Daoust | Founding & Scaling a Business Brokerage for Online Businesses

Mark Daoust is the President, CEO, and Founder of Quiet Light Brokerage; a business brokerage that helps with the sale and acquisition of online business, websites, and more.

In this episode we’re talking about how Mark built a website to 200,000+ subscribers and then selling it, how to buy and sell business, what makes a business attractive to a buyer, and more.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Mark’s First Introduction to the Online Business Space
  • The Catalyst to Mark Becoming “Professional Unemployed”
  • The Strategies Mark Used in the Early Days of His Business That are Frowned Upon Today
  • How Mark Built His Email List up to 200,000+ Subscribers
  • Why Mark Decided to Sell His First Company
  • The Various Businesses Mark’s Bought and Sold Over the Years
  • Mark’s Experience Owning and Operating a Dating Website
  • How Mark Overcame His Block Around Hiring a Team; Including Joe Valli
  • Why Traditional Business Aren’t as Successful at Buying and Selling Businesses as Entrepreneurs
  • The Major Role Network Plays in Mark’s Business
  • The Main Piece of Advice Mark Gives Potential Buyers
  • The Four Pillars of What Determines the Value of a Business
  • Who Mark Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and podcast services

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