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Political Media, Integrating New Media and Politics, with Larry Ward

Political Media, Integrating New Media and Politics, with Larry Ward

Larry Ward brings decades of political, corporate, and non-profit experience and expertise to his role as the head of marketing, experience that allows him to direct a new company to success.

From a New York communications and advertising background, Larry turned his attention to Washington in 2002, as a reaction to the over regulation that was choking the aggressiveness out of capitalism and liberty. His immediate impact was felt where, under the tutelage of political consultant Dick Morris, Larry was able to influence key congressional and gubernatorial elections. Since then, Larry and PMI have been involved in hundreds of political contests, ranging from local, to state, to national, and even global contests, always with the same stalwart commitment to God, liberty and principled conservatism.

Political Media, Inc. is a driving force behind the integration of new media and politics. Political Media has the unique advantage of combining the best minds in traditional political advertising and advocacy marketing with cutting edge internet, email, and mobile technologies.

Our mission is to clearly and effectively communicate the benefits of the rights and responsibilities of liberty nationally and internationally.

Political Media will reach billions of people with our message of liberty through all communication vehicles. We will innovate, lead and remain on the cutting edge of technology in pursuit of our mission. politicalmedia.com

Former Attorney Buildings a Thriving Broth Company, Eric Ersher of Zoup!

 Former Attorney Buildings a Thriving Broth Company, Eric Ersher of Zoup!

Eric Ersher is the founder and CEO of Zoup!, a Michigan-based, fast casual soup concept, formed in 1998. Zoup! fast-casual soup restaurants, a Michigan-based franchise with 100 locations across the Northern half of the U.S. and Ontario, has ventured into the retail CPG business with its launch of super-premium broth. After five (long, but full of lessons) years, the team has figured out how to compete on shelves with big-budget, Fortune 100 companies. Now in more than 4,500 stores across the country, including leading players like HEB, Kroger, Giant Eagle and Safeway, Zoup! Broth has doubled its sales over each previous year, with 2018 exceeding quarterly projections by 50%.

A former attorney and 20+ year soup industry veteran, Eric Ersher founded Zoup! in the early days of fast casual. He saw that people wanted more high-quality options than fast food and was passionate about the comfort and well-being that only really good soup could deliver. Ringing in its 20th year, Zoup! ladles in $645K average sales per location, per year, and prides itself on being all about the people and staying true to its “Zoupisms” (i.e. the foundation for its culture and operational standards).   www.zoupbroth.com

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Leading Clarity: The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit and Performance with Brad Deutser

Leading Clarity: The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit and Performance with Brad Deutser

Brad Deutser is the founder and CEO of Deutser, an award-winning management consulting firm that works with leaders to create great companies inside and out — in times of transition, growth and crisis. Brad is a leading business consultant, creative strategist, executive coach, and trusted counselor to CEOs, Board Chairs and top corporate management for high-profile organizations – including numerous Fortune 100 companies and leading nonprofits.

He works closely with leaders to help them build great companies inside and out, especially during times of transition and crisis through his unique approach to organizational clarity. Brad is a frequent speaker on achieving clarity, leveraging culture, building sustainable brands from the inside, and managing crisis for advantage. He is active in the nonprofit community, as evidenced by his firm’s recognition from National Philanthropy Day, and serves in leadership and board chair capacities for many organizations including Young Presidents Organization.

Today Brad shares his latest book: Leading Clarity. His book takes you beyond understanding the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and teams, and guides you through a dynamic process that unveils what is most critical and most enduring about your business. Clarity is the key measure of unprecedented success and a vital factor in productivity, engagement, and performance. www.braddeutser.com

The Power of Enthusiasm, with Joshua M. Evans

The Power of Enthusiasm, with Joshua M. Evans

Josh Evans has worked with 100s of companies, from global firms to small businesses, including Hilton, ReMax, ConocoPhillips, Sheraton, The University of Houston, Maersk International, Renaissance, and Green Bank. He helps both people and organizations build the right kind of culture as “The Corporate Culture Cleaner.”

Josh knows that engagement leads to happier employees and more profit for their company. And when employees care, they do better work and your clients and customers get excited because they can see it and want to join in on the excitement. With 10+ years of sales experience, Josh marries his experience, knowledge and passion to help people enjoy and engage in work again, traveling the country speaking and training audiences, as well as interacting with others in his online course. He lives outside of Houston with his wife, two sons and their English setter. www.JoshuaMEvans.com

Principles of Balanced Leadership with Rocky Romanella

 Principles of Balanced Leadership with Rocky Romanella

Rocky Romanella was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey in an Italian family. He began a 36-year career with UPS on June 15, 1976 as a part-time loader and unloader. From there, Romanella climbed the ranks to become President and General Manager of UPS Supply Chain Solutions. After retiring from the largest transportation and logistics company in the world, Romanella went on to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Director for UniTek Global Services, a mid-cap telecommunications solutions company.

His experience in operational management, business integration, telecommunications, franchise development, supply chains, and leadership development led to founding 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC. Utilizing over forty years of experience, Romanella embarked on writing Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership, which explores the ways a true leader can add value as a trusted advisor, mentor, and visionary who uses a process approach to lead the organization and its people to new levels of success. Rocky holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from St. John’s University.  www.3sixtymanagementservices.com

Today Rocky shares his latest book: Tighten The Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership

His experience in operational management, business integration, telecommunications, franchise development, supply chains, and leadership development led to founding 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC. Utilizing over forty years of experience, Romanella embarked on writing Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership, which explores the ways a true leader can add value as a trusted advisor, mentor, and visionary who uses a process approach to lead the organization and its people to new levels of success. Rocky holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from St. John’s University.  www.3sixtymanagementservices.com

Today Rocky shares his latest book: Tighten The Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership

Courageously Step Out and Create your Dreams with Michael Tunney of KeySmart

Courageously Step Out and Create your Dreams with Michael Tunney of KeySmart

Michael Tunney, founder and CEO of KeySmart, a company that produces swiss-style key holders that help people get rid of bulky key-rings.

Living in a society where most people’s focus is about making money, it’s rare to see someone who has the courage to choose passion over paycheck. In 2013, Michael put 2 weeks’ notice in his $140,000 a year robotics engineering job. He was tired of spending too much time doing things that weren’t improving his quality of life. Michael decided to embrace his inner desire and started his own entrepreneurial journey-- by quitting his job, selling everything he owned, and living out of his car with just two suitcases of clothes.

Michael came up with the idea for KeySmart simply because he was sick of always carrying a bunch of keys that would stab his thigh. After inventing the prototypes and raising nearly $330,000 on Kickstarter, he successfully brought these efficient key-organizing tools to life. And now, besides the basic KeySmart that would save people valuable space and eliminate jingling noises in their pockets, the KeySmart Pro with smart location tracking is also on the market, so no one will ever have to worry about losing the keys again!

Despite the success of KeySmart, Michael is still taking small salary of only $40,000 a year. He puts everything back into product development and business growth, for his happiness comes from being motivated and creating great products that keep customers excited. www.mykeysmart.com

Founder of CariClub, Rhoden Monrose. A Millennial's Impact on the Workforce.

Founder of CariClub, Rhoden Monrose. A Millennial's Impact on the Workforce.

Founder and CEO, Rhoden Monrose moved from his native St. Lucia to New York at age 12. As a child living with his mother and sister in Harlem, Rhoden benefitted greatly from the services of nonprofit after-school programs, which helped him flourish both personally and academically, eventually leading him to the Middlesex School before earning a scholarship to Trinity College.

Rhoden learned how rewarding it was to help nonprofits while he worked at Citigroup as a derivatives trader. In 2013, he left Citigroup and founded CariClub to help other young professionals engage with nonprofits at a higher level.

Launched in 2015 in NYC and San Francisco, with more cities rolling out in the coming months, CariClub already has over 1,500 millennial members, and CariClub clients, including Citgroup and Deloitte, span financial services, consulting, legal and technology sectors. The CariClub network includes more than 1,000 non-profit organizations. CariClub was recently named by Built in NYC as one of “50 Startups to Watch in 2018,” and Rhoden was recently featured on Cause Artist as one of “14 Social Entrepreneurs of Color Making History Through Social Innovation.” CariClub was previously named by CB Insights as one of “21 Nonprofit and Charity Tech Startups to Watch.” www.cariclub.com

Giving Consumers a Reason to Believe in Your Brand with Ian Wishingrad

Giving Consumers a Reason to Believe in Your Brand with Ian Wishingrad

Ian Wishingrad is an entrepreneur and award-winning creative director specializing in branding, entertainment and digital development. He is the founder and creative director of BigEyedWish and launched Nobituary.com alongside Oscar-winner and “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg in 2015. This new web app is dedicated to helping smokers quit by empowering people who love them with a tool that sends a personalized message of hope and rebirth. BigEyedWish is a global network of best-in-class thinkers, writers, designers, strategist, publicists, agents, directors and developers collaborating to crush the toughest advertising, marketing, branding, social media and PR challenges. Clients include telecom giant AT&T, the NJ Devils, FreshPet and many other businesses and brands.  www.bigeyedwish.com

John Gattuso of FIXD Helping Drivers Repair their Vehicles

John Gattuso of FIXD Helping Drivers Repair their Vehicles

John Gattuso is the chief executive officer of FIXD, directing and overseeing the overall growth and strategy of the company. Prior to FIXD, John was a mechanical engineering co-op at GE Aviation and worked on multiple projects including for Delta Airlines and the military during his time there. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Founded in 2014, FIXD helps drivers understand and repair their vehicles. Paired with the free FIXD app, the small FIXD sensor plugs into the OBD-II port of any gasoline-powered car 1996 and newer and translates vague dashboard indicator lights into easy-to-understand, actionable insights. Utilizing FIXD, drivers are not only armed with knowledge about their vehicle, but also the severity of any issues and estimates of how much a repair should cost so they do not feel helpless when they go to the repair shop. Drivers can also set up routine service reminders, receive push notifications when a problem is detected, review a car’s history and keep a track of multiple vehicles for ultimate peace of mind.

The FIXD app is available for iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit FIXDapp.com, and follow FIXD on Facebook and Twitter.

The Sleep App Pzizz that Made The Queen of England Laugh, with Rockwell Shah

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After graduating from Cornell University in Economics, Rockwell Shah spent 10 years working his way up from being a tech support agent to the President of a successful medical software company, 4PatientCare.

In 2015 he founded Pzizz, where they design dynamic audio that helps people get great sleep, take refreshing naps, and stay deeply focused.

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Joel Comm, THE FUN FORMULA: How Curiosity, Risk-Taking, and Serendipity Can Revolutionize How You Work

Joel Comm, THE FUN FORMULA: How Curiosity, Risk-Taking, and Serendipity Can Revolutionize How You Work

Joel Comm is the New York Times best-selling author of fifteen books, including The AdSense Code, Click Here to Order, KaChing, and Twitter Power 3.0. He has appeared in the New York Times, on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, on CNN online, on FOX News, and many other places. He lives in Denver, Colorado. Find him @JoelComm on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram, and at www.JoelComm.com

Today on Savvy Business Radio, return guest Joel Comm and I discuss his latest book: THE FUN FORMULA: How Curiosity, Risk-Taking, and Serendipity Can Revolutionize How You Work

Tales and Lessons From 20 Years at the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship, Pascal Finette

Tales and Lessons From 20 Years at the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship, Pascal Finette

In The GuruBook, 45 of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and leaders speak out.
They write in a down-to-earth way about innovation, entrepreneurship and authentic leadership.

No matter whether you are a one-person business, a growth entrepreneur, a leader or you simply have an interest in the book’s themes, you are invited inside to play, create growth and change the world.  www.thegurubook.org

Pascal Finette is the Fastrack’s Executive Director and Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation. Previously he held leadership positions at Google.org, Mozilla and eBay, built technology startups, launched a Venture Capital firm, and is the posse leader at TheHeretic.org & GyShiDo. Pascal keeps himself busy doing a few too many things.  www.finette.com

Dr. Oleg Konovalov, author of Corporate Superpower: Cultivating a Winning Culture for Your Business

Dr. Oleg Konovalov, author of Corporate Superpower: Cultivating a Winning Culture for Your Business

Oleg Konovalov is a management consultant with extensive experience in international business. Operating businesses in the UK, Scandinavia, and Russia has given him a superior understanding of how business works across different cultures and has made him adept at dealing with challenges common and uncommon alike. His projects have been mentioned in The Times and Fishing News International.

He is constantly analyzing the market, looking for tiny ripples of a new concept that he can capture or a niche that he can fill. His goal is to share this knowledge and skill with others, wanting readers and clients to be confident in their capabilities, willing and able to get to the next level through improving their understanding and engaging their creativity. Oleg views the world as bright, multidimensional, fascinating, and full of potential. www.olegkonovalov.com

Investing Smart with Laura McCue, Registered Investment Advisor

Investing Smart with Laura McCue, Registered Investment Advisor

Laura McCue is CEO and President of White Oak Financial Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor.  She is passionate about her work in making a positive difference in the lives of her clients.  While Laura uses technical charting strategies seeking to reduce risk and improve performance, her focus remains on the continued progress towards her clients’ personal long-term goals.  She encourages people to live the life they dream about by aligning their financial choices with their core values.

For the past twelve years she has been actively involved with Americans for Fair Taxation serving as the NC State Director and the volunteer District Director for NC- 11.  She has also served as the national fundraising co-chair of Americans for FairTaxation.  Laura was instantly hooked on the FairTax idea upon reading Neal Boortz’s first book, The FairTax, and set out to find out how she could help make it happen. www.whiteoakfinancialmanagement.com &  www.FairTax.org

How to Buy a Business, Grow Your Profits, and Make It Run Without You with Aaron Muller

How to Buy a Business, Grow Your Profits, and Make It Run Without You with Aaron Muller

Aaron Muller is the founder of Lifestyle Business Owner Academy and a serial entrepreneur who currently owns eight multimillion-dollar companies that run without him. He is a #1 international bestselling author and the world’s leading trainer on owning a small business that runs without the owner.

Having never gone to college, Aaron learned everything in the school of hard knocks. After owning or co-owning more than twenty companies in the Pacific Northwest, Aaron has probably dealt with every problem a small business owner can face―from employee headaches, lack of profits, and lack of time to lack of enjoyment and lack of contribution. He founded Lifestyle Business Owner Academy and wrote The Lifestyle Business Owner to teach emerging entrepreneurs how to own a small business that generates a six-figure income, runs without the owner, and creates social good through the operations of the business.

Over the last fifteen years, Aaron has mentored thousands of small business owners as a business broker, consultant, and coach. Through his seminars, videos, and online courses, Aaron inspires a new wave of entrepreneurs to become lifestyle business owners. https://www.lboacademy.com/


“Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change”, Hilarie T. Gamm

“Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change”, Hilarie T. Gamm

Hilarie T. Gamm pulls the curtain back on the wizards of America’s technology industry to simplify the current American technology landscape for every reader.

“Billion’s Lost: The American Tech Crisis and the Road Map to Change” is an explosive, must-read about the inner workings of the U.S. tech industry. The impact of H-1B Visas, offshore labor, education, and globalism are exposed as Gamm educates the masses on the history of U.S. technology and the crisis that was Y2K.  By simplifying political science, economics, and civics concepts, Gamm connects the dots on the causes and effects of our tech industry downturn, painting an eye-opening portrait of what the future holds if corrective action isn’t taken.

More than a political or social science commentary, “Billion’s Lost” finds its place among the best historical and political non-fiction works for its clear explanation of how offshoring millions of U.S. technology and engineering jobs opened a gateway placing our economy, national security, and educational system at risk.
Although the ramifications are dire, all is not lost. The book concludes with a powerful chapter, “The Road Map to Change,” a list of 20 national, actionable ideas that can turn things around and return growth, prosperity and technological prowess back to the United States of America. BillionsLostBook.com

Transition Out of Corporate America with Maria LeCuyer

Transition Out of Corporate America with Maria LeCuyer

Maria LeCuyer was trained as a pharmacist, going on to become a pharmaceutical business executive in one of Fortune 500's ten biggest healthcare companies.

Maria is action-oriented, and today she helps high-powered women executives,entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate professionals develop their business, engage their own energies to get a clear vision, and even offer specific strategies to get their business or life back on track. www.marialecuyer.com

Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love with Don Hutcheson

Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love with Don Hutcheson

Don Hutcheson and I delve into how the most successful people are ones who have discovered what their talents are and have found a way to use them to bring value into the world and create the life they want and love.

Don also has a thriving podcast, where he interviews individuals who have discovered their true talents and how to use them to enjoy a life of success, satisfaction and freedom. www.discoveryourtalentpodcast.com

Luca Burnett, of YANTRA Beauty, It's Never Too Late to Find Your Inter Brilliance!

Luca Burnett, of YANTRA Beauty, It's Never Too Late to Find Your Inter Brilliance!

YANTRA Beauty is a boutique hair care and lifestyle brand focused on creating an environment for education about your daily routine and the products you use. From styling products that are multi-functional and gender neutral, to a customizable shampoo and conditioner system individually formulate for any hair type, YANTRA Beauty will diversify and streamline your daily routine.

Sourcing their ingredients responsibly from around the world, YANTRA has gone the extra mile to ensure that you feeling good doesn’t adversely effect others. Formulated with rare & natural ingredients as well as scientifically effective components, their products are designed to bring life and vitality back to your hair. Creating a line that utilizes some amazing ingredients, we also wanted one that every ingredient has a purpose. YANTRA Beauty products deliver immediate results that over time also improve the overall health of your hair, without having to add any extra fillers. www.yantrabeauty.com

How to Use Effective Communication to Create a High-Performing Team with Rebecca Teasdale

As one of the founding partners of The TRIspective Group, Rebecca Teasdale continues her career in executive coaching, team development and organizational alignment. Her twenty-two years of experience combines expertise in executive coaching, team development, human capital strategy, talent management and human performance consulting. Today we discuss how to use effective communication skills to build sucesssful teams in your business. www.trispectivegroup.com