0021: Digital Marketer, Author, Body Double & 'Business owner Biography' - with Adam Houlahan


Adam Houlahan is an International Keynote Speaker specialising in Social Media for business, and CEO of the highly successful boutique agency, Web Traffic That Works. He lives in Australia’s famous tourist destination the Gold Coast Queensland, and is considered to be one of Australia’s leading experts in harnessing the power of Linkedin for business. Over 12,200 people globally have sought his skill and insights to leverage the power of LinkedIn for their businesses.

Adam is also an Australian Brand Ambassador for Microsoft. He consults on Social Media to private clients in Australia, New Zealand, North America, The Middle East and Singapore. His work as CEO and owner of 6 successful companies has given him the hands-on experience to understand business from the inside.

Adam believes real and meaningful change comes through the world’s entrepreneurs. His purpose is to provide their businesses with powerful tools to grow and accelerate their global footprint. And that together we can make a huge impact!





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

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0020: Young Entrepreneur, Environmentalist & 'Business owner Biography' - with Hamilton Perkins


Hamilton is the founder and President of Hamilton Perkins Collection, an e-commerce retailer, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Hamilton Perkins Collection has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Post, and Money Magazine.  Hamilton Perkins Collection has hosted trunk shows at Bloomingdale’s and was the winner of the 2016 Virginia Velocity Tour business pitch competition hosted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.   

Prior to starting Hamilton Perkins Collection, Hamilton was an Investment Advisor at Merrill Lynch and, earlier, worked as an Analyst at Bank of America.  

He has also served in a leadership capacity with various non-profit organizations and has been recognized for his volunteer work and service hours assisting low-income populations.

Hamilton is also a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post.  He is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Administration and he earned his M.B.A. from William and Mary.


Use coupon code 'stayingaliveuk' at checkout to receive 10% discount on your earth bag.  Thank you Hamilton!






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

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0019: LinkedIn Trainer, Coach, Connector & 'Business owner Biography' - with Lindsey McMillion Stemann


Lindsey McMillion Stemann, Principal of McMillion Consulting, is a connector to the core.  As a business consultant, speaker, writer, and trainer, she believes in the power of influence and the importance of generating intentional connections. From individual professionals, boutique firms, up to Fortune 500 companies, her specialty is teaching + leading executives, sales teams, and recruiting teams on ways to leverage LinkedIn as a business tool. She focuses on helping them build bigger pipelines to generate more revenue for their companies, while ensuring the reputations they have offline in their business communities is mirrored online, specifically through LinkedIn.

I have worked with Lindsey on a number of projects and I’m delighted to be welcoming her to the share your story podcast.






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BONUS: Phil Gerbyshak interviews Michael de Groot about Storytelling


Sometimes you interview someone, and their story just clicks. Talking with Michael de Groot about sharing your story to sell more was one of those times. In this all too brief conversation with Michael.

About Michael de Groot, as told by Michael de Groot:

It took me a while to discover what I truly enjoy. And when I realised that I have always been interested in computers and more laterally the internet plus assisting people, I can truly say I am now experiencing my dream job. Working for myself of course is the first priority, assisting others to grow is the second priority, everything else just follows.

Staying Alive UK is about just 1 key objective delivered across 2 disciplines. My key objective is coaching businesses and business professionals to become better storytellers.

My business tool of choice is of course LinkedIn and it is the best place to share your personal and/or business story. So this is one half of my business and a major part of my coaching.

The other half is assisting businesses and specifically creative agencies to enhance their storytelling techniques through Whiteboard Animation. An almost childlike medium allowing stories to come alive through hand drawing illustrations and unfolding stories frame by frame. Time to ‘Share Your Story’. 

Connect more with Michael de Groot

Website/Blog: http://stayingaliveuk.com

Webinars: http://linkedinlectures.com

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/stayingaliveuk

Twitter: http://twitter.com/stayingaliveuk

Facebook: http://facebook.com/stayingaliveuk

Mixcloud: http://mixcloud.com/stayingaliveuk

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/maedegroot

Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/user/michaeldegroot

Medium: https://medium.com/@stayingaliveuk

Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/stayingaliveuk

Phil Gerbyshak is the Chief Digital Officer of Vengreso and is a co-founder. He’s an award-winning speaker, an author and a technology geek who has been using digital to build business for nearly 20 years when he hand coded his first website dedicated to his favorite decade, the 80s. 

Since the early days of the Internet, Phil has built websites, communities and bank accounts using the latest tools integrated into the classic needs of sales and marketing. A teacher at heart, Phil has delivered programs for audiences of 5 to 500, for the Fortune 50 to the smallest businesses and he’s been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, Daily Globe and Mail, Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com to name just a few places. 

When Phil isn’t teaching digital sales transformation, creating content, or reading the latest business book, you can find him playing pinball, walking on Florida’s beaches or enjoying one of 50 craft breweries in the Tampa Bay area.

If you have any questions for Phil, please complete the form below and an email will be sent directly to his email address. 

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0018: Infographic Creative, Innovator & 'Business owner Biography' - with Brian Wallace


Brian Wallace is the President of NowSourcing, one of the world's top infographic design agencies based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH. Brian also runs a local event called #thinkbig to make the Louisville / Cincinnati corridor a more competitive regionand has been named a 2017 Google Small Business Advisor.

Founded in 2005, NowSourcing has strong roots in the human and technical nuances of the web.

He and his team provide research, design, and promotion of infographics as well as what's next in the world of infographics - video infographics, kinetic typography, and interactive infographics.  Brian is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and mentor, coming from a technology management background and understands the pressure points of society at large to keep people clicking and coming back for more.




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

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Here are some links to some of the content that was discussed on the podcast.

1. The Psychology of Color


2. This Startup Wants to Replace Your Office With 3D Holograms


3. What's the Difference Between Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality?


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.” 


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