Garnet Heraman | Lessons from Past Economic Downturns for Today’s Coronavirus Pandemic


Garnet Heraman is an investor and influencer with over 25 years of experience at the intersection of different brands, innovation, and technology. He started his career in 1987 working on Wall Street and he has been through different ups and downs over the years. He is a frequent speaker at innovation events around the world and his work has been featured in Time Magazine, BuzzFeed, Forbes, Bloomberg, HuffPost, Thrillist, WSJ, Institutional Investor, Inc., Entrepreneur, GMA, Travel+ Leisure + O, and the Oprah Magazine.

Garnet is a Managing Partner at FUEL OZ.Capital, an opportunity zone fund focused on inclusive development. He is also Chairman of PodCo Media Networks, a business podcast publisher.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Garnet recalls his experience at Wall Street and the rollercoaster of events he has seen during the span of his career
  • The factors that are affecting the reactions to the events of 2020
  • What smart investors are doing given the current state of the economy
  • Garnet shares the success story of a currently thriving cannabis company
  • Companies and industries that are worth looking at given market volatility
  • Garnet’s advice to CEOs who need to make hard business decisions
  • The challenges and lessons that Garnet learned from the companies he has worked with
  • How Garnet managed to invest in many diverse industries
  • How will the coronavirus pandemic affect multicultural and female-led companies?
  • How to survive and thrive in business despite the economic uncertainties
  • Garnet talks about FUELOZ.capital and what they intend to accomplish

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Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing. 

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]. 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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Episode Transcript:

John Corcoran  00:40

All right. Welcome everyone. JOHN Corcoran. Here. I’m the host of the smart business revolution podcast where I talk with CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs of companies and organizations like YPO eo activation, Blizzard lending tree, Open Table x offer and many many more. I’m also the co-founder of rise25, where we help connect b2b business owners to their ideal prospects and referral partners and I’m excited Because my guest is carnet Herrmann. He’s an investor and influencer. He’s got over 25 years of experience at the intersection of different brands and innovation and technology. He’s got an amazing perspective. He’s a great person to talk to, at this particular moment in time because we’re heading towards the end of March 2020, which has been a crazy roller coaster ride. We’re in the midst of all the coronavirus craziness that’s happening right now. And he started his career in 1987. Working on Wall Street, he’s been through all the different ups and downs and, you know, different roller coaster that you experienced over the years. And so we’re going to be asking him about that and he’s got some really good perspective. But first, before we get to that this episode is brought to you by rise25 media which I co-founded with my business partner, Dr. Jeremy wise, our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners and customers. We do that through a done for you podcast solution, I believe. If you have a business, you should have a podcast period. It’s one of the best things I’ve done hands down. It gets to talk to smart people like Gardner Right here today and get to pick their brain and really get their perspective on what’s going on in the world. And there’s nothing that’s quite like that, that I know of today. So if you want to learn more about that go to rise 25 media.com. Alright, so carnet, First of all, we were talking beforehand, and you graduated from college in 1987. You go to work on Wall Street, and you had kind of a crazy experience. The course that was a famous year when we had a big drop on the market, but tell me about that, and also some of the other roller coaster years that you have lived through.

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Adam Witty | The Importance of Cultivating Relationships and Partnerships, from Forbes to Dan Kennedy


Adam Witty is the Founder and CEO of Advantage|ForbesBooks. He has built the company into one of the largest business book publishers in America, serving over 1,500 members in all 50 US states and publishing in 67 other countries. The company was listed on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s most rapidly growing private companies.

In addition, Adam Witty is a sought after speaker, teacher, and consultant on marketing and business growth techniques. He has shared the stage with many luminaries like Steve Forbes, Gene Simmons of KISS, Peter Guber, and Bobby Bowden. He has been featured in many different media publications and he also owns Magnetic Marketing, formerly known as GKIC, a marketing company that was founded by the legendary marketer, Dan Kennedy. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Clemson University.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Why Adam Witty decided to start a book publishing company
  • How Adam reached out to Pat Williams, founder of the Orlando Magic, and how Pat became his friend and mentor
  • Why Adam believes that salesmanship is the key to getting a good business going and how this helped him land his first customers for his publishing company
  • The people who inspired and guided Adam in his sales and marketing career
  • How Adam met Dan Kennedy, his eventual acquisition of Dan’s company, Magnetic Marketing and how this impacted Adam’s career
  • The power and importance of investing in relationships
  • How Adam’s publishing company started its partnership with Forbes
  • How Adam’s involvement in small business groups and peers has helped his business
  • The people who played a big role in Adam’s success story
  • Where to learn more about Adam Witty and his businesses
  • The upcoming Marketing and Money Making SuperConference by Dan Kennedy and Adam’s surprise for John’s listeners

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing. 

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]. 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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Episode Transcript:

John Corcoran  00:40

All right. Welcome, everybody. John Corcoran. Here. I’m the host of the smart business revolution podcast where I talk with CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs of companies and organizations like YPO eo Activision Blizzard, which is the world’s largest video game company. Lending tree Open Table x offer many many more. I’m also the co founder of rise 25, where we help to connect b2b business owners to their ideal prospects and I’m very excited today because my guest is Fran Biederman gross. Fran is the CEO and founder of advantages, which is an award-winning New York based end and communications agency. She’s also the co author with Don scales of the book, how to lead a values-based professional services firm, three keys to unlock purpose and profit. And so we’re going to ask her all about that. And she works with senior executives, helping them to clearly see the results of purpose driven marketing and leadership. So if you are questioning your purpose, or wondering about the role of purpose in marketing and driving your business forward, this is gonna be really valuable for you. And so we’re gonna dive into that in a second. But first, before we get into that this episode is brought to you by rise25 media, which I co-founded with my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weiss, and our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners and customers. We do that through our done for you podcast and content marketing solution, and I believe firmly because I’m doing it for 10 years, that if you have a business, that you should have a podcast period, it’s one of the best things I’ve done. Hands down since I found in my business, it’s like a Swiss Army knife, a tool that accomplishes so much. And at a time like this, really, it’s about your best relationship, strengthen your best relationships. And it’s a tool that allows you to do that. So if you want to learn more, you can go to rise 25 media.com and learn all about it. All right, so Fran, I’m excited to talk to you today. We connected over that great platform LinkedIn, which I’ve connected with so many interesting people also active in eo u in New York, me in San Francisco. So we had a connection through that. And you know, you say that people want to know today. They want to know what you stand for. They want to know what you believe in. And then it’s no longer enough today to work with a firm that offers excellent services. They want to know more about that deeper what is driving you what is motivating you and you use a term called brand foundation. You say in order to thrive in the 21st century, you must run all aspects of your business through the lens of your brain. foundation. Let’s start there. Tell me about what that means. And then I also in context of when we’re recording this, which is mid-March 2020. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now with the coronavirus crisis pandemic happening. And so I’m going to ask you about that. But first, I want to ask you about brand foundation because that’s obviously the focus of your life work.

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Chris Townsend MacDonald | 170 Million Podcast Downloads and Founding Libsyn


Chris Townsend MacDonald is an environmental scientist and a recovering environmental lawyer. He went from working at the US EPA to becoming a successful entrepreneur founding several successful startups including the IndieFeed Music Podcast Network for independent music which had over 170 million listens, HugeFan, and Libsyn’s Enterprise podcast division where he got to work with companies such as National Geographic, NPR, Fidelity, Pearson, the Joe Rogan Show.  

Chris is currently developing a computer vision enhanced soil microbe identification platform that involves making soil smarter, making it draw carbon out of the air and into the ground which will have a huge impact on global warming. He has joint degrees in Law and Environmental Policy from Vermont law school.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Chris’ artistic background and his experience at Phillips Academy Andover
  • Why Chris got into Environment Law School
  • Why Chris pivoted out of environmental law for a while to work as a web-based automated Litigation Project Manager
  • Chris’ reasons for starting IndieFeed Music Podcast Network and how he got a content licensing deal with Guitar Center
  • Chris’ experience with Libsyn and the creation of its Enterprise Podcast Division
  • Chris talks about his involvement with the Association for Downloadable Media
  • How Chris started HugeFan and his learning experience on raising venture funds at the Founder Institute 
  • Why HugeFan didn’t work out as Chris had envisioned
  • Chris’ interest in improving soil and in the emerging cannabis industry
  • Who Chris Townsend acknowledges for his achievements

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing. 

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]. 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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Episode Transcript:

John Corcoran  00:40

Welcome, everybody. John Corcoran. Here. I’m the host of the smart business revolution podcast where I talk with CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs of companies and organizations like YPO to Activision Blizzard, which is the world’s largest video game company, lending tree, Open Table, x offer and many more. I’m also the co-founder of rice one to five where we help connect b2b business owners to their ideal prospects. And I’m really excited today because my guest is Chris Townsend McDonald. He’s a recovering lawyer just like me. He went from environmental scientists at the US EPA to becoming a successful entrepreneur and founded or co-founded several successful startups, including the indie feed music Podcast Network for independent music, which had over 170 million listens. And also wallet libsyn, which is one of the largest podcasts hosting platforms out there and one that I’ve used for 10 plus years or so, he founded libsyn Enterprise podcast division, where he worked with companies such as National Geographic, NPR, fidelity, Pearson And the Joe Rogan podcast was made if you have heard of that, and huge fan calm, as well. And now he’s back to his roots, so to speak, developing a computer vision enhanced soil microbe identification platform. That’s a mouthful, he’ll explain what it is. And he’s most excited about this work because it actually is making soil smarter and drawing carbon out of the air and into the ground which will have a huge impact on global warming. He’s a really smart guy got joint degrees in law and environmental policy from Vermont law school, so I’m really excited to have him but first before we get into that, this podcast is brought to you by rise 25 media which I co-founded with my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weiss, and our mission is connecting with your best referral partners and customers. We do that through our Dunphy podcast and content marketing solution, I believe firmly is one of the best things I’ve done in my life is starting a podcast. I think everyone just started podcasts and we can only help so many people. But I would like to inspire even those who don’t work with to do it as well, because it’s hands down. One of the best things I’ve done. It’s really like a Swiss Army knife. It’s a tool that accomplishes so much and it can it will lead to great relationships with clients, referral partners, strategic partners, and more. So think about it. If you have any questions go to rise, one five comm You can learn more about how you can do it, too. All right. So Chris, super excited to talk to you here. You’ve got this really diverse background. You’re a scientist. You’re a lawyer, you’re an entrepreneur. Let’s just start by, I want a little bit know a little bit more about you in your background, your upbringing. And you know, do you always kind of this you have these different divisions, your own personality where you’re part scientists, you’re part tinkerer, you’re part entrepreneur, are you have you kind of developed and nurtured those interests over time,

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J. Skyler Fernandes | Disrupting Venture Capital and How to Break into VC and Private Equity


J. Skyler Fernandes is the Co-founder and General Partner at VU Venture Partners, a firm known as the most scalable venture capital fund in the world who’s focused on a wide variety of different fields. He is ranked as a Powerlist 100 venture capitalist.

Skyler is also the Co-founder and CEO of Venture University, the world’s leading investor accelerator for venture capital, private equity, and angel investing.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Skyler talks about managing the VC Fund and Venture University
  • How the venture capital firm protects itself from inexperienced people
  • How the firm increases its deal flow as new venture capital classes come in
  • Skyler shares how he maintains his perspective and being grounded
  • Skyler talks about creating ‘The Next Big Thing: The Game of Entrepreneurship’ board game 
  • How taking the innovative path has impacted Skyler’s life
  • Things other venture capital funds are doing that Skyler admires
  • Skyler’s take on the SoftBank and WeWork valuations
  • Skyler explains why he thinks it’s difficult for venture capitalists to have a SaaS platform
  • The people Skyler thanks for his success
  • Where to learn more about VU Venture Partners, Venture University, and The Next Big Thing: The Game of Entrepreneurship board game

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing. 

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]. 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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Episode Transcript:

John Corcoran 00:40
All right. Welcome everyone. JOHN Corcoran here. I’m the host of the smart business revolution podcast where I talk with CEOs founders, investors and entrepreneurs and all kinds of different companies and organizations like YPO activation, Blizzard, lending tree, Open Table, you name it. I’m also the co-founder of rice 25, where we help to connect b2b business owners to their ideal prospects and I’m very excited today because my guest is Jay Schuyler Skye Fernandez. He’s ranked as a powerless 100 Vc venture capitalists and is the co-founder and general partner of the new venture partners, which is known as the most scalable venture capital fund in the world focused on a variety of different fields, which we’ll get into. He’s also the co-founder and CEO of venture University, which is really interesting. It’s an investor accelerator for VC private equity in angel investing. So it’s really interesting how they have both sides to the business. And we’re really going to dive into that in a moment. But first, before we get into this interview, this podcast is brought to you by rise25 media which I co-founded with my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weiss, and our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners and customers. We do that through our done for you podcast solution, and I frankly believe if you have a business, you should have a podcast. It’s one of the best things I personally have been doing it since 2011 that I’ve done and it’s like a Swiss Army knife. It’s a tool that accomplishes so much can and will lead to great things. in your life, including client referrals and strategic partnerships. So if you want to learn more about it, you can go to rise 25 dot com. Alright, so Skye, it’s a pleasure to talk to you, you have a really fascinating background deep into venture capital. But you got this interesting model right now, where you’re managing multiple offices. So it’s not like the VC fund is not doing well. It’s keeping you plenty busy. And you get this wacky, crazy idea of also having this university side to train in some sense, you can even say train competitors. But so explain to me why you decided to pursue that model and how it’s been working out for you.

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Dave Newmark | The $4.5 Billion Untapped Opportunity in the Booming Podcast Industry


The podcast industry continues to boom.

And there is no end in sight.

Dave Newmark is a seasoned radio executive who founded PodSearch, the largest and most popular online directory for podcasts. He began his career in advertising after graduating from Stanford University where he worked for his father’s full-service ad agency learning the ropes. In the ‘90s, he began to shift towards audio advertising and in particular radio endorsements.

In 1998, Dave and his wife Patty, who is also a Stanford graduate, brought radio endorsement advertising national. With the expansion of audio formats in the mid-2000s, they extended further into other areas of audio. In 2016, Dave developed an online directory exclusively for podcasts called PodSearch.com, launching it in 2017. And in just over a year, PodSearch reached over 3 million page views, resulting in nearly a million listeners and advertisers of all types discovering great podcasts. He also recently launched a third division, a learning management system called StartAPod.

In this episode, John Corcoran is joined by Dave Newmark to learn more about Dave’s journey from working for his Dad to launching PodSearch and eventually, StartAPod.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Dave’s experience and learnings from his time in his Dad’s agency
  • The power of radio endorsement and advertising
  • How the internet buzz affected Dave and how he used it to his advantage
  • The potential that Dave’s wife, Patty, saw in podcasting
  • How people started to evaluate podcasts for advertising
  • The types of shows Dave advertised 
  • Differences between the connection radio hosts have with their audience vs that of podcasters 
  • How Dave came up with the idea for PodSearch 
  • Dave’s reasons for starting StartAPod
  • The people Dave thanks for having made a big difference in his career
  • Where to learn more about PodSearch and StartAPod

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing. 

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]. 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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Episode Transcript:

John Corcoran 0:40
Alright, welcome everyone and I’m very excited today because my guest is Dave Newmark. Dave is a seasoned radio executive who founded podsearch.com one of the largest and most popular online directories for discovery of podcasts are great talking all about that. And of course, I am John Corcoran. I’m your host of the SMart Business revolution podcast where I talk with CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs of companies and organizations like YPO, EO, Activation, Blizzard, the world’s largest video game company, Lending Tree, Open Table x software, and many, many more. Also the co-founder of Rise25, where we help connect b2b business owners with their ideal prospects. And before we get into this interview, this podcast, of course, is brought to you by rise by the Rise25 Media which I co-founded with my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz. And our mission is to help to connect you with your best referral partners and customers. And we do that through our done for your podcast solution, and I firmly believe that if you have a business you should have it podcast periods.

One of the best things I’ve done hands down. Since I found in my business, I’m sure Dave can share all kinds of stories of success stories in the podcasting world, but it’s really like a Swiss Army Knife is a tool that accomplishes so much at once. Yes, it’s marketing, but it’s also something that’s going to lead to great relationships, great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships. It’s like networking on steroids, so I highly recommend it. If you want to learn more about what we do and how we’re involved in that, you can go to Rise25.com, you can learn all about it.

Alright, so now on to my show. As I mentioned my game is my guest is Dave Newmark. He began his career in advertising after graduating from Stanford University work for his father’s full service ad agency learning the ropes and in the 90s, he began to shift towards audio advertising and in particular radio endorsements. And in 1998, Dave and his wife Patty, who also graduated from Sanford brought radio endorsement advertising national, and with the expansion of audio formats in the mid 2000s. They extent extended into other areas of audio, and in 2016, Dave developed an online directory exclusively for podcasts called pod search com launching it in 2017. And in just over a year, pond search reach over 3 million page views, resulting in nearly a million listeners and advertisers of all types discovering great podcasts and I love To hear that he also recently launched a third division, a learning management system called starter pod. So we’re going to learn all about that. So, Dave, thanks so much for coming on here and tell me about the early days of you know, cutting your teeth. And your father’s full service ad agency. I’m sure it wasn’t that glamorous from the beginning. When you graduate. What did you get started with it? And what was it like working in your dad’s agency? Because, you know, sometimes working for pops can be rough.

Dave Newmark 3:29
Well, john, first of all, thank you very much for the opportunity to be on your show. It’s really a pleasure. And I hope that your listeners get something out of it. To answer your question, it was a little bit, uh, you know, I thought beneath me at the beginning, you know, I had graduated from Stanford, and I thought, well, you know, I’ll do this for a little bit, working for my dad and the ad firm and so forth. But what I came to find out was that advertising was really cool. It was fun. It was helping people on it. It was creative. And I just loved it. And so I learned all aspects of this was during the 80s. And this is pre internet days. So a lot of TV radio, I knew how to I learned from him how to write and produce for television, right and produced a radio, outdoor direct mail, used to supervise printing of annual reports, just everything and that kind of well rounded. You know, exposure, I would say to the various media at the time, made it all the more remarkable when I started finding the power of radio advertising and in particular endorsement radio advertising in Los Angeles.

John Corcoran 4:39
So what is that? So explain what you mean by that.

Dave Newmark 4:42
It means essentially, that the host of the show is doing the commercial in their own voice in their own words, talking about a product or service and if it’s an endorsement, it means that they are recommending that to their audience. So it’s very much like word of mouth advertising,

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Darrah Brustein | Networking Under 40, Burning Out & Partnering with Deepak




Darrah Brustein is a four-time founder, author, coach, and co-host of a podcast with Deepak Chopra. She’s also a contributor for Forbes and Entrepreneur, and she has interviewed remarkable people like Shaquille O’Neal, Seth Godin, Bobby Brown, Jillian Michaels, Adam Grant, and Deepak Chopra himself.

Darrah founded a credit card processing company that grew to 38 states, and she has also created a networking events company that currently has over 30,000 people. 

In this episode, John gets to ask Darrah about allowing things to fall into place by following your intuition, doing a podcast with Deepak Chopra, why she’s so passionate about connecting people, and the importance of giving value to the people that you connect with through the course of your career.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Learn:

  • Why Darrah started podcasting with Deepak Chopra
  • What inspired Darrah to start the networking group, ‘Network Under 40’
  • Why Darrah keeps organizing networking events and how the business has grown
  • What makes her networking group different and what sets it apart from others?
  • How Darrah’s background prepared her for all the things that she has and are currently doing
  • Darrah talks about what propelled her to create a credit card payment processing business 
  • How Darrah began writing for Forbes and Entrepreneur, and eventually to writing her own book
  • Darrah talks about how her relationship with Deepak started
  • Why it’s important to put value and time into the connections that you create with people
  • How the challenges that are laid out in front of you are actually opportunities for growth
  • How Darrah became a coach, why she loves it, and what programs she offers
  • Why Darrah is thankful for the people who pulled the rug from under her
  • Where to learn more about Darrah and how to get in touch with her

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, where our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners, clients, and strategic partners. We do this through our done for you podcast solution and content marketing. 

Along with my business partner Dr. Jeremy Weisz, we have over 18 years of experience with B2B podcasting, which is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. 

If you do it right, a podcast is like a “Swiss Army Knife” – it is a tool that accomplishes many things at once. It can and will lead to great clients, referrals, strategic partnerships and more. It is networking and business development; and it is personal and professional development which doubles as content marketing. 

A podcast is the highest and best use of your time and will save you time by connecting you to higher caliber people to uplevel your network. 

To learn more, go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected]. 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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Episode Transcript

John Corcoran  0:40  

Alright, welcome everyone. My guest on this show is Darrah Brustein and this is John Corcoran here. I’m the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast where I talk with CEOs founders, entrepreneurs, you know, founders of companies and organizations like YPO, EO, Activation, Blizzard, which is the world’s largest video gaming company, lending tree, Open Table x offer Many, many more. I’m also the co founder of Rise25, where we help connect b2b business owners to their ideal prospects. And I’m very excited today because my guest is Tara Brustein. She’s a four times founder, author, and coach, she also hosts co hosts a podcast with Deepak Chopra who maybe heard of before, she spent 10 years really working very, very hard and burned out while building credit card processing company into 38 states and also a networking events company which going to talk about for 30,000 people. She learned some good roles, some good advice along the way, which she’s going to share. She’s also a contributor for Forbes and entrepreneur, and she’s interviewed a few famous people you may have heard of before, like Shaquille O’Neal, Seth Godin, Bobby Brown, Jillian Michaels, Adam Grant, you name it, lots of people. So we’re going to get into that in a moment. But first before we get into that this podcast is brought to you by Rise25 Media which I co founded with my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weiss, and our mission is to connect you with your best referral partners and customers. And we do that through our done for you podcast solution, I believe if you have a business This, you should have a podcast period is one of the best things I’ve ever done hands down since I founded my business really like a Swiss Army knife. It’s a it’s like a tool that can accomplish so much at once. And there are you’ve done podcasting, obviously, with your rather famous partner. I’ll just turn it to you. What have you gotten out of it? Why do you do it?

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