Brian Bogert | Surviving a Freak Childhood Accident to a Thriving Coaching Business

Brian Bogert is a human behavior and performance coach who teaches clients how to leverage self-awareness and intentionality to become the most authentic version of themselves. Brian helps executives, entrepreneurs, athletes, and growth-minded individuals learn this transformative approach that cultivates perspective, motivation, and direction to help them align their life with their true purpose and defy their own expectations. He teaches people not just to accept change, but to embrace pain in order to avoid suffering.

Brian learned the wisdom of resiliency through his own early experiences with pain. When he was just seven years old, his left arm was detached in a vehicle accident. But instead of succumbing to suffering because of the injury, he fully recovered and flourished with a reattached arm thanks to his persistent and proactive focus. He learned early how to move past what happened to him by creating an intentional mindset. Before moving full time to coaching peak performers and public speaking, he and his business partners led the Phoenix location of a global insurance brokerage firm which grew from $250,000 to $15 million in revenue in just a decade. He has earned accolades as a top performer in the Southwest, and was named as one of “40 Under 40” in the Phoenix Business Journal for his innovative and dynamic leadership.

John Corcoran, host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, is joined by Brian Bogert, a coach and speaker, to discuss the importance of embracing one’s pain in order to avoid suffering later. They’ll also be talking about Brian‘s freak accident at the age of 7, how he recovered from a supposedly traumatic experience and flourished to become a top performing coach and speaker, and how he now helps other people deal with similar situations and overcome their self-defeating mentalities.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • Brian Bogert shares details about the accident that left him without an arm and what he learned from the experience
  • Why Brian didn’t dwell on his accident or allow it to limit him in any way
  • How Brian helps people get past their self-defeating mentality and to instead take positive action
  • Brian talks about getting started as a speaker at 7 years old and his evolution to professional speaking and coaching
  • Brian explains his “embracing pain to avoid suffering” philosophy and why he decided to leave the insurance business to go into coaching and speaking
  • Brian shares what it’s like to move to a new industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and benefits of podcasting
  • The people Brian admires in his industry and those he acknowledges for his achievements and success

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 business 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 ROI, 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 done-for-you podcast services. 

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the revolution, the Smart Business Revolution Podcast where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

 

John Corcoran  0:40  

Welcome everyone. John Corcoran here. I’m the host of this show. You might know my story. I’m a bit of a recovering political tack and a recovering lawyer. It’s been years working in politics, putting as a speechwriter since working the Clinton White House for a California Governor has spent years practicing law in Silicon Valley in San Francisco Bay Area. And, you know, 10 years ago, I discovered the medium of podcasting. I’ve been doing it ever since because I get to talk to amazing people with amazing stories from top CEOs, the founders, entrepreneurs, all kinds of different companies, including today’s guest, Brian Bogert, who is going to tell an amazing story about his life’s journey. I’m also the co-founder of Rise25, where we help b2b businesses with the strategy and production they need to create a podcast that produces tremendous ROI and connects them with their ideal results and referral partners. 

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Chris Yeh | Blitzscaling, Scaling in a Pandemic, and How to Friend a Billionaire

Chris Yeh is the Co-founder of the Global Scaling Academy which teaches individuals and organizations how to plan for and execute hyper growth in their business. He is also the co-founder of Blitzscaling Ventures which invests in the world’s fastest growing startups. He has founded, advised, and invested in over 100 high tech startups since 1995, including nine-figure companies like Ustream and UserTesting. 

Chris also co-authored the books Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies which he wrote with Reid Hoffman, and the New York Bestseller, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age which he wrote with Ben Casnocha and Reid Hoffman. He has degrees from Stanford University with distinction and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran interviews Chris Yeh, the Co-founder of the Global Scaling Academy, about building key relationships and scaling a business during a pandemic. Chris also shares his experience studying at Stanford and the relationships he built there, how he met and got to co-author a book with Reid Hoffman, and what they do at Global Scaling Academy.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • Chris Yeh shares how got into entrepreneurship and what it was like to graduate from Stanford University in 1994 in the cusp of the early days of the internet.
  • Why the Blitzscaling framework is still relevant during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Which industries are thriving and which ones have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What led to the growth and success of LinkedIn compared to SocialNet, Friendster, and tribe.net.
  • How Chris met Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, and how he got to co-author books with them.
  • Chris talks about running the alumni group of Harvard Business School for tech people in the Bay area and how it impacted his network in Silicon Valley.
  • The story behind Blitzscaling and the secret behind the success of Silicon Valley companies.
  • How The Global Scaling Academy came about and what it does.
  • The people Chris acknowledges for his achievements and success.
  • Where to learn more about Chris Yeh and the Global Scaling Academy.

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 business 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 ROI, 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 done-for-you podcast services. 

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the revolution, the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

 

John Corcoran  0:40  

All right. Welcome, everyone. John Corcoran. Here. I’m the host of this show. And you probably heard my story before, but I’m a recovering political hack and recovering lawyer. I spent years working in politics, including as a speechwriter stints at the California Clinton White House, California Governor as well. I spent years practicing law in Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. 10 years ago, I discovered this medium of podcasting and I’ve been doing it ever since because I get to talk to smart people like my guest here today. And over 10 years of hosting this show, I’ve had the privilege to talk with top CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs of all kinds of different companies and organizations. I’m also the co-founder of Rise25, where we help b2b businesses with the strategy and the production that they need to create a podcast and content marketing that produces tremendous ROI and connects them with their ideal prospects and referral partners. And I’m excited because my guest today, Chris Yeh, is the co-founder of the Global Scaling Academy, which teaches individuals and organizations how to plan for and execute on hyper growth. He’s also the co-founder of Blitzscaling Ventures, which invests in the world’s fastest growing startups. He has founded, advised and invested in over 100 high tech startups since 1995, including nine figure companies like Ustream and UserTesting. He is also the co-author with someone you’ve probably heard of before, Reid Hoffman, of Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies and the co-author again, along with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. I think I said that right of the…

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Mark C. Winters | From Cyber Cafes to Rocket Fuel

Mark C. Winters is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of entrepreneurial leadership experience. He has worked in all kinds of companies from small startups to large companies like Procter and Gamble and British Petroleum and this has given him a diverse background which enables him to identify and apply patterns of success for virtually any business scenario. 

Mark is also the co-author of Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business which he wrote with Gino Wickman. He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by Mark C. Winters, co-author of Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business, to talk about Mark’s entrepreneurial journey from running a cyber cafe to selling high end bikes. He also shares what it’s like working with Gino Wickman and becoming an author.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • Mark C. Winters talks about his time with Procter & Gamble and what drove him to entrepreneurship.
  • Mark talks about starting his first company, CyberExplore, and what he learned from running it.
  • The strategies Mark used to create more demand for his company’s services.
  • What Mark did after shutting down his first company and his journey back to entrepreneurship.
  • What the Rocket Fuel book is all about and how the Rocket Fuel University and its programs benefit entrepreneurs.
  • The people Mark acknowledges for his achievements and success.
  • Where to learn more and get in touch with Mark C. Winters.

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 business 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 ROI, 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 done-for-you podcast services. 

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the revolution, the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

 

John Corcoran  0:40  

All right. Welcome everyone. John Corcoran here. I’m the host of this show. You know, I might know my story. I’m a recovering political hack and a recovering lawyer having spent many years working in politics including as a speechwriter since working at the Clinton White House and for California Governor. You know, I spent years practicing law in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. And 10 years ago, I discovered this medium podcasting. I’ve been doing it ever since I get to talk to incredibly smart and engaging CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, authors, you name it for all kinds of different companies today is no exception. I’m also the co-founder of Rise25, where we help b2b businesses with this strategy in production. They need to create a podcast and content marketing to produce a tremendous ROI connecting them with their ideal prospects and referral partners. And today, I’ve got a great guest. His name is Mark C. Winters is a seasoned professional, with over 25 years of entrepreneurial leadership experience working in all kinds of companies from small startups to large companies like Procter and Gamble and British Petroleum petroleum. He’s got a diverse background, which enables him to identify and apply patterns of success for virtually any business scenario. He’s also the co-author of Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business with Gino Wickman, also a past guest on the show, so go check that out, as well. And we’re going to dive into some of the work that he’s focusing on these days. 

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Dr. Jeremy Weisz | [Live Episode] John’s First Time (It’s Not What You Think)

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that helps B2B business owners connect with their ideal prospects, referral partners, and strategic partners through a done-for-you podcast service. Dr. Weisz has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a senior producer for one of the early business podcasts where he helped to put all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders. 

Dr. Weisz has also been running his own podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has been featuring top entrepreneurs and founders/CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more through video interviews. He also continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility in downtown Chicago and has also founded a nutritional supplement business.

In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran and Dr. Jeremy Weisz flips the script as Dr. Weisz interviews John Corcoran on his own show. They’ll be talking about how John got introduced to the idea of interviewing people and building business relationships and how this eventually led him to doing a podcast. John also explains how podcasting helped his law practice and he also shares how a podcast owner can create value for his guests and audience even no matter what his audience size may be.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • How John Corcoran learned about interviewing people and building business relationships from a chance meeting in 2007.
  • How John started interviewing people while practicing law.
  • How interviewing can help people get in touch with other professionals in their local area and grow their exposure.
  • Jeremy and John talk about creating value for people and reaching out to guests when a podcast host doesn’t have a large audience.
  • John explains how interviewing people helped him while practicing law.
  • What John and Jeremy did to help people start their own podcast.
  • Where to learn more about John Corcoran, Jeremy Weisz, and Rise25.

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 business 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 ROI, 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 done-for-you podcast services. 

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the revolution, the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

 

John Corcoran  0:40  

John Corcoran here, I am the host of this show. And just a little bit about me. I’m a recovering political hack and a recovering lawyer. I spent many years working in politics, including as a speechwriter for stints working at the Clinton White House for a California Governor. And you know, I spent many years practicing law in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. And 10 years ago, I discovered the medium of podcasting and I’ve been doing it ever since. It’s one of the privileges of my life to be able to talk to such amazing people like the gentleman on the other end of the line, whom we’re going to talk to here today who I also have the privilege of calling my business partner. But you know, over 10 years, you know, I’ve talked to so many CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs of companies and organizations ranging from YPO, EO, Activision Blizzard, Lendingtree, Open Table, you name it. And today, in part because of podcasting, I find myself where we are today, which is I am the co-founder Rise25, where we help b2b businesses with the strategy and the production they need to create a podcast that produces tremendous ROI and connects them with their ideal prospects and referral partners. 

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Daniel Nel | How Failing His First Business Helped Daniel Launch 6 Businesses with a Team of 100

Daniel Nel is the Founder and Chairman of Nebula Group of Companies. He is an entrepreneur who gets his inspiration from leading people, continuous learning, and new technologies which changes the way we work. He always strives to learn, contribute, inspire, and lead others to discover their full potential. As a mentor and entrepreneur, he is passionate about talent and in sharing his knowledge to help others achieve their goals. His entrepreneurial history spans over two decades during which he founded four companies, and he consistently seeks opportunities to assist potential entrepreneurs in establishing businesses that are viable and sustainable. 

Daniel is a past board member of the Cape Town chapter of the global business-owners’ network, Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO). During his tenure as a board member, he held the positions of president and mentorship chair. With almost thirty years’ worth of specialized experience in telecoms and information technology and a decade managing large business divisions and companies,  he provides insight and vision on a variety of topics from business trends to effective business strategies. 

In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by Daniel Nel, Founder and Chairman of Nebula Group of Companies, to discuss what a failed business taught him about starting and managing a successful business. Daniel also talks about the benefits of being a member of accelerator groups, how to build strong leaders, and how to manage a business during an economic crisis.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • What Daniel Nel learned from a failed business.
  • Daniel’s approach to running multiple businesses successfully.
  • Daniel talks about being an EO Accelerator Program trainer and the value he sees behind the program.
  • The importance of transparency between business owners and their team members when it comes to company growth and expenses.
  • Daniel talks about his company’s partnership with Microsoft and how he manages risks.
  • How Daniel manages his business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • What Daniel is most excited about for the new year and his advice to someone thinking of starting a new business.
  • The people Daniel acknowledges for his achievements and success.

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 business 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 ROI, 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 done-for-you podcast services. 

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Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the revolution, the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

John Corcoran  0:40  

All right. Welcome, everyone. John Corcoran here, I’m the host of this show. I’m also a recovering political hack and a recovering lawyer having spent years working in politics, including as a speechwriter in the Clinton White House, and for a California Governor. And you know, after spending many years practicing law in Silicon Valley in San Francisco, about 10 years ago, in 2010, I discovered the medium of podcasting, and I’ve been doing it ever since. And I love it. You know, over 10 years of hosting this show, I’ve had the privilege to talk with top CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, companies and organizations ranging from YPO to EO, Activision Blizzard, Lending tree, Opentable many more. I’m also the co-founder of RIse25 where we help b2b businesses with the strategy and production execution they need to create a podcast and do content marketing that produces tremendous ROI for them. So first, before we get into this, I’m gonna give a shout out to Cory Levenberg of 42 Inc. and Dave Richmond of Comcate, go check them out. 42-inc.com is the URL and comcate.com. They are mentors for me through the EO San Francisco program. And they introduced me to today’s guest who I’ll tell you about in a moment, I’m really excited about his name is Daniel Nel, he’s also been a mentor for me. And he’s an entrepreneur who really is inspired by leading people continuously educating himself and also new technologies that help the way that we work. And he has got about six different companies that he’s started. But we’re going to start with a story of the first company that started, which actually failed and how that influences the way that he organizes his businesses today and runs his businesses today. So we’re gonna get into that. And he’s also very active in Entrepreneurs’ Organizations, which I’m active in as well through their accelerator program. 

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Dr. Jeremy Weisz | [Live Episode] What 5 Questions Should a B2B Company Consider Before Starting a Podcast?

Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that helps B2B business owners connect with their ideal prospects, referral partners, and strategic partners through a done-for-you podcast service. Dr. Weisz has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a senior producer for one of the early business podcasts where he helped to put all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders. 

Dr. Weisz has also been running his own podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has been featuring top entrepreneurs and founders/CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more through video interviews. He also continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility in downtown Chicago and has also founded a nutritional supplement business.

John Corcoran, host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, is joined by Dr. Jeremy Weisz, his co-founder at Rise25 Media, to discuss the 5 key questions that new podcasters should ask themselves before starting a podcast. They’ll be talking about the importance of considering a podcast’s return on investment (ROI), tips for getting amazing guests, and how involved the business owner should be in the podcast production, strategy, and execution process.

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • Question 1: How do I ensure that I get ROI from my podcast?
  • Question 2: How do I get amazing guests to say ‘Yes’ to my podcast?
  • Question 3: Am I speaking to someone with personal experience in creating and producing profitable podcasts?
  • Question 4: How do I turn interviews into long-lasting relationships, referral partnerships and strategic partnerships?
  • Question 5: Am I doing everything myself or do I have someone or a team executing it?

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 business 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 ROI, 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 done-for-you podcast services. 

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:14  

Welcome to the revolution, the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, where we ask today’s most successful entrepreneurs to share the tools and strategies they use to build relationships and connections to grow their revenue. Now, your host for the revolution, John Corcoran.

John Corcoran  0:40  

Hey, welcome everyone, John Corcoran here. I’m the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast. I am also a recovering political hack and recovering lawyer. I spent many years in politics including as a speechwriter and stints working at the Clinton White House for a California Governor. I spent many years practicing law in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. You know, in 2010, I discovered the medium of podcasting. I’ve been doing it ever since. And we’re doing this podcast live right now on LinkedIn and Facebook. And for over 10 years of hosting this show, I’ve had the privilege of talking to so many great top CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs and companies and organizations ranging from YPO to Activision Blizzard, and talked to the CEO and founder of FreshBooks recently. It’s really one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done for my business and my life. And I’m also the co-founder of Rise25, where we help b2b businesses with the strategy and production they need to create a podcast that produces tremendous ROI and connects it with their ideal prospects and referral partners. And so today, we’re actually going to be talking about some of these different topics. But first, before we do that, I want to give a quick shout out to Michael Roderick of Small Pond Enterprises. He’s a good friend of the business, and one of the most giving entrepreneurs out there. And we just thought of him because we’re gonna be talking about some of the principles that he espouses as well around how to build better relationships. And I’m excited because my guest is my business partner and friend, Dr. Jeremy Weisz.

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