0017: MedTech Consultant, Innovator & 'Business owner Biography' - with Bob Roopra


Bob is the founder of Roopra Medtech Consulting. He provides Proof of concept and commercialisation guidance for medical technologies, emerging in the diagnostic healthcare space. His aim is to help new and existing organisations develop sustainable business plans with clear value propositions for their brand and products. 

But more importantly Bob calls himself an innovator who ensures a focus on the desired outcome and direction with a fearless approach for doing things differently, if needed. His motivations are delivering sustainable long term business and client outcomes, by challenging them to consider their needs for today and the future when developing their strategies.


If you have any questions for Bob, please complete the form below and an email will be sent directly to his email address.  Bob has agreed to receive questions from listeners on anything he has discussed during his podcast interview.

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0016: Social Selling CEO & 'Business owner Biography' - with Jamie Shanks


Jamie is one of the world’s leading Social Selling experts. He has personally built Social Selling solutions in nearly every industry, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Before starting his first sales agency, Jamie was the Director of Sales at two SaaS software companies – Captive Channel Corp. and Firmex Inc., building their businesses from infancy to profitability. Jamie is also the author of the book Social Selling Mastery and has delivered keynotes in dozens of cities across 6 continents, for brands such as Thomson Reuters, Oracle, Direct Energy, Lenovo and Intel.

Jamie’s mission is to train 1 million Sales Professionals worldwide and he’s well on his way to achieving this.





If you have any questions for Jamie, please complete the form below and an email will be sent directly to his email address.  Jamie has agreed to receive questions from listeners on anything he has discussed during his podcast interview.

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0015: Meaning of Life Coach, Consultant & 'Business owner Biography' - with Rob Ball


Rob Is a coach and consultant, mainly in people related aspects of business, such as change leadership, teamwork and leadership. Rob’s career was mainly in senior HR roles, notably in MG Rover Group and GKN. Since 2009 he has been running his own businesses Naturally Concerned (for Alison) Ltd in the UK and Coaching by the Balls LLC, based in Oklahoma, USA.

He is also an author and speaker, especially on the theme of purpose and meaning in life.







If you have any questions for Rob, please complete the form below and an email will be sent directly to his email address.  Rob has agreed to receive questions from listeners on anything he has discussed during his podcast interview.

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0014: Digital Marketer, Sales Trainer, Podcast Host & 'Business owner Biography' - with Phil Gerbyshak


Phil delivers training programs to integrate social selling and technology to grow businesses. 

He is the chief digital officer for Vengreso, where he works with sales teams to help them lead more confidently and communicate more effectively across digital platforms and generations. 

Phil enables sales people to augment existing sales processes with LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook social selling micro-tactics and teaches them how to use technology in more effective ways. 

He also provides coaching and consulting to grow your business online and offline. 

My favourite quote by Phil is ‘make the right friends first do business last’.





+1 414.640.7445 | phil@vengreso.com

0013: Emotional Intelligence Coach, Trainer & 'Business owner Biography' - with Scott Watson


An international consultant, executive coach and leadership speaker with extensive knowledge and experience in developing emotionally intelligent leaders and managers, clients enjoy Scott’s collaborative, results-focused and incisive collaboration.

Scott’s extensive, in-depth research in to leadership, entrepreneurship and business optimisation has successfully identified the methods, beliefs, habits and standards leaders and entrepreneurs must understand and emulate to achieve the level of personal effectiveness and business success they want and need.  And clients, and their organisations benefit greatly from this extremely effective yet little known support.

Appointed by business leaders and human resources directors globally to optimise the effectiveness of leaders, managers and teams, clients include General Electric, Radisson BLU Hotels & Resorts, AXA, DHL Express, TNT Post, Ministry of Defence (UK) and many other organisations.





If you have any questions for Scott, please complete the form below and an email will be sent directly to his email address.  Scott has agreed to receive questions from listeners on anything he has discussed during his podcast interview.

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0012: Strategist, Communicator, Blogger, Engager and interim Business Owner - with Rebecca Bell


Rebecca is driven by the challenge of making positive change happen in technology and digital business via effective communications, marketing and stakeholder engagement.

With more than 20 years' experience across a range of marketing, strategic planning, communications, sales acceleration and enablement disciplines, she excels in building teams and strategies that accelerate business success and create advocacy.

Her focus is on getting things right in 3 areas: 

1. The right comms or marketing strategy

2. Communications, content and messaging which delivers impact

3. Creating strong engagement with your audiences



0011: Social Seller and LinkedIn Trainer & 'Business owner Biography' - with Kate Nankivell


After many years of experience in corporate key account management and business development Kate started her social media business Force of Nature. 

Force of Nature reflects her passion for understanding the needs and goals of business and business people and enabling growth through the use of LinkedIn and social selling. 

Kate is a LinkedIn trainer and consultant, social selling specialist and a connector. With her strategic understanding of business development and social selling, her clients see immediate value – using the power of LinkedIn to get RESULTS for their businesses or careers.

Kate's project 'The Shape of Kate' is her current and very public journey of personal transformation.  A great metaphor for running your business too and well worth following.

Kate Nankivell of Force of Nature

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katenankivell/

Web: www.forceofnature.co.nz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forceofnaturenz/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LinkedInKate

The Shape of Kate

Web: http://www.theshapeofkate.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theshapeofkate/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theshapeofkate/ 

communicator, ads, advertising, business, coaching, entrepreneur, linkedin, marketing, microenterprise, presenting, recruitment, small, social, speaker, startup, training

0010: Online Entrepreneurship & 'Business owner Biography' - with Karen Yankovich


Karen has worked in corporate America, owned small businesses, and been an entrepreneur and a solo-preneur. She built her multiple 6-figure business by learning how to blend high-touch relationship based marketing with practical business online savvy. She is known as the ‘LinkedIn Queen’, and is an expert in online marketing.

Karen’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build highly profitable businesses doing what they love, all while making an impact.

  • As an entrepreneur she helps business owners develop and maintain a cohesive, authentic and professional brand presence online to increase their profits.
  • Karen has found her sweet spot combining her business experience and talents and she loves helping her clients find theirs.






And here is the link of the Ted Talk we mentioned in the podcast.

Casey Brown: Know your worth, and then ask for it.

0009: A LinkedIn Training Professional & 'Business owner Biography' - with Tamas Banki


Tamas Banki is DrLinkedin, the No.1 Linkedin Consultant in Hungary and Romania.

Tamas has helped over 3800 professionals, students, marketing, HR, sales & business people, companies, schools & non profits, in many different sectors and industries to use Linkedin more efficiently.

He is the one of the most connected member on Linkedin in Hungary, Tamas has over 13,000+ connections.

Tamas owns the largest and most viral business group in Hungary, on Linkedin has over 6,900 members.

He also owns the largest and most active English only Passive House group on Linkedin with over 5,000 professional members.

He is the co-host of Linkedin Budapest Meetup and Linkedin Romania Meetup.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamasbanki/

Twitter: TamasBanki

Website: drlinkedin.com/blog

0008: An online ads industry professional - 'business owner biography' - with AJ Wilcox


AJ loves the concept of being present when customers are at the bottom of the funnel, and who are ready to make a purchase.

He has been an online marketer since 2007 and he’s managed hundreds of Google AdWords campaigns. He’s always been fascinated by the lead quality from intent-based targeting. 

He was introduced to advertising on LinkedIn in 2014. He figured that it likely wasn’t a good platform because he hadn’t heard of it before then. As he continued to dive deeper into LinkedIn, he began to see the value that he felt the industry had not picked up on. He then founded B2Linked in an effort to spread the success he was experiencing through LinkedIn advertising to other companies.

He’s extremely active in the online marketing community. He’s a LinkedIn Certified Ads Partner, he manages the official LinkedIn Ads group forum, and he’s a board member of SLC | SEM among other things. He’s an exotic car nut and a triathlete. I lives in Utah with his wife and 4 kids.

Website: http://b2linked.com/about/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wilcoxaj

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/B2Linked/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wilcoxaj/

0007: A recruitment industry training professional business owner biography with Angela Cripps


Listen to Angela tell her story about the start of her entrepreneur journey at the age of 10, it's absolutely fascinating.

Today Angela is an experienced trainer, management consultant, coach, mentor and performance specialist with over 27 years experience within the recruitment industry.

Her aim is to make companies more successful and profitable through the development of their people and their processes.

As a performance and development specialist, she works with SMEs in the recruitment industry (or the recruitment teams of large corporations) to support them in sustained growth. 

Angela works internationally having delivered training in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland and Italy and of course the UK. 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelacri...

Twitter: ConnemaraUK

Website: http://connemarauk.com

Blog: https://connemarauk.wordpress.com

Facebook: Connemarauk

0006: A Bowen Therapy company business owner biography with Vicky Franklin


Vicky has been playing sport and riding horses since she could walk.

To reach her goal of treating Horses and Riders, she had to start with the Human Bowen.  Bardley Bowen is a small private clinic offering horses, riders and humans Bowen Therapy

Bowen is a very gentle complimentary therapy that works on a whole range of conditions including muscular skeletal, emotional and visceral dysfunctions. 

It is believed to work by stimulating the nervous system, and by acting as a ‘factory re-set’ for the body it helps the body to restore optimum structure, functionality and health.

Bowen is good for both acute and chronic issues. It treats the whole person and because it is so gentle, it is effective for animals and humans of all age ranges.





business, microenterprise, presenting, small business, social, speaker, startup, training, coaching, bowen, therapy, wellness, health

0005: A coaching company business owner biography with Natasha Aylott


It's Natasha's mission to inspire and nurture people to discover their purpose and passion.

She will take you on a journey of lifelong learning, by teaching you the power of optimism, mindfulness, self-care and strengthen your personal development.

Empowering people to make a difference and develop peace for their human spirit and achieve a blissful life.

 "Get Blissed" unique coaching invites you to discover who you are, empowers you to realise why you are here and acknowledge your gifts. This process is both freeing and fulfilling, allowing you to fully step into your own power.




business, microenterprise, presenting, small business, social, speaker, startup, training, coaching

0004: A training company business owner biography with Alan Matthews


Whether you're a business presenter, a conference speaker or a trainer, Alan will help you to be more engaging and memorable - and get better results!

Alan will help you speak in a way which is exciting, inspiring and grabs attention! You'll know exactly how to get people to listen, learn and remember.

Alan loves working with organisations that are committed to improving the quality of their presentations and training to get better results for their people and their business.

Visit Alan's website for free downloads and sign up to his newsletter in which he provides free tips.


Find Alan on LinkedIn

Follow Alan on Twitter - @alanmatthews11

business, microenterprise, presenting, small, social, speaker, startup, training

0003: An Earth Voyager, Author and Business Owner biography with Keith Higgs

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“Keith Higgs has lived an interesting and exceptional life.

A hippie search for truth; twenty years of International Christian-based voluntary work; Editing and publishing talks and inspirational audios; Building a successful computer business—then watching it crash; Two marriages, eight children and six stepchildren; Building a MLM business, Learning from the masters of personal growth; Attending and assisting at talks and workshops; Studying NLP, healing and speaking skills; Building a social media platforms of thousands; Travelling many countries.

His combined skills, common sense, learnings and accumulated wisdom have flowed into ‘Take Control of Your Spacecraft and Fly Back to Love - a Manual and Guidebook for Life’s Journey.’

Here is a man who has lived and learnt. He has a passion to share his truths, values, and beliefs with many.”

Excerpt From: Keith Higgs. “Take Control of Your Spacecraft and Fly Back to Love.” 


Find Keith on LinkedIn

Find Take Control of Your Spacecraft on Facebook on Facebook

Take Control of Your Spacecraft and Fly Back to Love - Website

0002: A Social Enterprise business owner biography with Jacqueline Hollows


Through one2one coaching and group workshops, Beyond Recovery uses a psychosocial paradigm called the 3 Principles to create change and tap into the source of unlimited peace of mind and wellbeing.  Everything else, such as sustainable recovery; thriving businesses; happy relationships; and financial security, follows.

We work with people impacted (whether personally or professionally) by

✩ addictions

✩ mental health issues 

✩ criminal justice system

Beyond Recovery's social mission is to challenge the way addiction and mental health is viewed and treated.

You can find out more about Jacqueline by visiting:


Send Jacqueline an email to:jacqueline@beyond-recovery.co.uk

Find Jacqueline on LinkedIn

Find Beyond Recovery on Facebook

0001 - An IT business owner biography with Richard Tubb


On a day to day basis, Richard provides expert advice to help grow IT businesses. He works with the owners of IT businesses to help them free up their time, concentrate on doing what is important and making more money.

Speaking, training, and consultancy work in this sphere keeps him up to date with the wider IT industry.

Richard is passionate about:-

  • Social Responsibility – the environment, green issues, conservation and local community.
  • Professionalism in IT – raising the bar within the IT industry and helping IT to be seen alongside other vocations such as Accountancy or Law.

You can find out more about Richard via:





The 'Share Your Story' Podcast Series


The ‘Share Your Story’, podcast series are interviews with business people who run their own businesses. They are Micro-enterprises with between 1-9 employees only. 

The purpose of the interview is for you, the listener, to learn about how Micro-enterprises got started in business. They will share a bit about their own personal life story and most of the interview will be focused on their business, the joys, the challenges and the vision.

You the listener are likely a business professional who may be looking or wishing to set up your own business but haven’t got the courage yet to do so. The interview and what they do may inspire you to take the leap forward and take action.

Business owners will also share with you who their ideal and perfect client is. The purpose of exploring this ensures that if you’re looking to go into business, you first become very clear on who you wish to appeal to and get in front of.

My last question will be about giving you the listener some advice. I will ask my guest to share one bit of advice for you they’d wish they had when starting their own business. I will be asking all my guests to think of something original in order to leave you with something to remember.

I will end the interview with sharing their website address and their Twitter handle. With those two only hopefully you should be able to find their other social media channels.

Thank you for listening and feel free to share this with your networks.

If you know someone, who might be interested in appearing on the show, please ask them to get in touch with me. 

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To learn about the full Podcast Interview process, you can download the Guest Guide right HERE.

To book your interview with me, please have a look at my diary below and select an appropriate date and time.  I am really looking forward to having you on the show.