entrepreneurship

0027: Alan Smithson - Entrepreneur, Investor, Virtual / Augmented Reality Pioneer and DJ

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Alan Smithson is an entrepreneur and investor who has always been on the cutting edge of emerging technologies. After graduating from University of Guelph with a Molecular Biology degree, Alan realized technology and music were his passions. He pursued a career in the DJ industry which developed into an AV Production & DJ Company, Star Productions Inc; leading to the creation of the EMULATOR, the world’s first touchscreen DJ System. His latest endeavor as Co-Founder & CEO of MetaVRse has entered him into the world of virtual and augmented reality experiences, becoming a leader in business applications for AR/VR and providing insight into this exploding field of technologies. Alan has been recognized as an industry pioneer, and was recently mentioned in an article on “10 Virtual Reality Leaders you should follow in 2016”. Equally comfortable behind a turntable or a group of Fortune 500 executives, Alan continues to evolve MetaVRse and its innovations, and is working on his third book, “Immersive Technology for Business”.

http://metavrse.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alansmithson

https://www.instagram.com/metavrse

https://twitter.com/metavrse

https://www.facebook.com/metavrse

0015: Rob Ball - Consultant and Meaning of Life Coach

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.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/naturallyconcerned

https://twitter.com/NatConcerned

https://www.instagram.com/why_the_dog

http://naturallyconcerned.co.uk

http://www.coachingbytheballs.com

https://workhorizons.com

0014: Phil Gerbyshak - Digital Marketer, Sales Trainer and Podcast Host

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’.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philgerb/ 

http://conversationswithphil.com  

https://twitter.com/PhilGerb 

http://Vengreso.com 

+1 414.640.7445 | phil@vengreso.com

0013: Scott Watson - Emotional Intelligence Coach and Trainer

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.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottwatsonsummit

http://www.mremotionalintelligence.com

http://SummitTraining.co.uk 

https://twitter.com/TheScottWatson

0012: Rebecca Bell - Strategic Communicator and Marketing Expert

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

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebbell/

https://twitter.com/rebell

0011: Kate Nankivell - Business Development and Social Selling Specialist

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/ 

0010: Karen Yankovich - Online Entrepreneur

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.

https://linkedin.com/in/karenyankovich 

https://twitter.com/karenyankovich

https://www.facebook.com/karenyankovich 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8iXVucCrQNarFf3V_mvNIw 

https://www.instagram.com/karenyankovich/ 

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: Tamas Banki - Dr LinkedIn

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

The 'Share Your Story' Podcast Series

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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.

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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 the listener to learn about how Micro-enterprises got started. 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 could be a business professional who may be looking  to set up their own business but haven’t got the courage or knowledge yet to do so. The interviews may inspire you to take the leap and take action.

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