World-class guests for your podcast. ✌️
world-class guests for your podcast. ✌️
Founder - Elevation Fight Team
Let’s talk about overcoming anxiety in the UFC.
“Hi, I’m Eliot Marshall. My new book, The Gospel of Fire is a call to action for facing your fears, confronting your demons, and finding your purpose.”
If you follow MMA than you know Eliot Marshall, if MMA isn’t your thing, then you still need to know Eliot Marshal.
This Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt was born and bred in New Jersey and brought his East Coast flare to Denver 20 years ago.
A little about Eliot: He was the first American athlete to earn IBJJF Pan American titles as a blue, purple and brown belt. He is a former UFC light heavyweight fighter turned coach, author, speaker, philanthropist and all-around standup guy.
When Eliot is not running the Easton Training Center in Denver, Colorado, he is active in the local community where his voice is not only heard but valued.
In 2019, Eliot launched his first book, The Gospel of Fire – Strategies for Facing your Fears, Confronting your Fears, and Finding your Purpose.
The book is a deep dive into Eliot’s personal story, in which he chooses to understand and grow with his bouts of anxiety and depression. The Gospel of Fire is an account of the human experience and how our mind has the power to drive use to accomplish incredible achievements while also taking us to the darkest places imaginable.
#Leadership #MentalHealth #Entrepreneurship #MMA #UFC #BJJ
Let’s talk about being a #momboss; launching a business from 0$ to $20M in five years.
This is a story about a #momboss.
Suneera’s inspirational startup story and her success in raising $20 million in venture capital as a minority woman - has been featured in high profile publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Yahoo Business, Tech Crunch, Huffington Post, and the countless others.
Now processing 5 billion in payments Fattmerchant is recognized as the top 5% of Fastest growing companies in America by INC. She writes on motherhood and business in her blog mombossblog.com.
Suneera's audience on social media is greater than 230,000 and she is happy to promote the episode to her friends!
Suneera Madhani, Fattmerchant’s Founder & Chief Executive Officer, is a payments and technology innovator who has catapulted her business idea from startup to processing over 5 Billion in payments — disrupting the payments ecosystem as the “Netflix” of credit card processing (Fast Company).
Suneera’s inspirational startup story and her success in raising 20 million in venture capital as a minority woman - has been featured in high profile publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Yahoo Business, Tech Crunch, Huffington Post, and the countless others. Suneera is a regular contributing writer for Forbes, Fortune and INC Magazine as well as a key note speaker for conferences such as Money2020, Collision and Tedx to name a few.
Fattmerchant has revolutionized the payments landscape — with its transparent, subscription-based model and it’s integrated payment platform - Omni. Now processing 5 billion in payments Fattmerchant is recognized as the top 5% of Fastest growing companies in America by INC.
Under Suneera’s strategic leadership, Fattmerchant has reached record high numbers since its existence; attaining triple-digit growth year after year, scaling operations in multiple cities across the United States, raising 20M in venture capital, and employing close to 100 individuals.
A visionary leader, Suneera is pivotal in creating value for her stakeholders, members, and employees. Her focused execution, passion, and unwavering determination has been well-integrated into the company’s mission and product resulting in a thriving culture that fosters purposefulness, growth, and inclusion winning awards such as best places to work every year.
She’s been recognized as 2018’s The Most Influential Woman in Payments (Payment Source), CEO of the Year (Business Journal), Top 40 Under 40 (Business Journal), Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Leaders Award), Women to Watch (Entrepreneur) and Ernst and Young’s winning women of 2019.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO – YAZA.IO
Let’s talk about all aspects of designing, building, launching, growing and monetizing great products, designing and scaling organizations to support those products, and making them profitable.
Peter is an accomplished LGBTQ entrepreneur in Silicon Valley.
This is a story about the life as it happens.
Peter is the founder of Yaza, the world's first app for secure, authenticated videos on maps.
Peter's audience on social media is greater than 100,000 and he is happy to promote the episode to his fans!
I am a product-focused entrepreneur who has started four companies, all of which were acquired. I closed the first round of funding for my fifth startup, Yaza, in September 2018.
My expertise covers all aspects of designing, building, launching, growing and monetizing great products, designing and scaling organizations to support those products, and making them profitable.
I volunteer my time mentoring startup founders at the European Innovation Academy and StartOut Growth Lab, where as of summer 2019 we've graduated 24 companies that together have closed more than $43M in funding and created more than 170 new jobs.
I studied computer science at Cornell, have a masters degree in CSAI (Computer Science Artificial Intelligence) from Stanford, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Outside of work, I am a passionate world traveler. I've flown more than 4 million miles and visited over 30 countries. My terrestrial adventures have taken me from 150 feet below sea level in Palau to 18,000 feet above in the Nepal Himalaya.
I believe that entrepreneurship provides a path to economic self-empowerment that doesn't require people to "fit in" with the traditional corporate grind. It offers a path to success and fulfillment for dreamers, big thinkers, innovators and creative people who want to have an impact on the world.
Design Lead – Everlane
Let’s talk about environmentalism and design.
This is a story about sustainable design.
Nadia Sko is a San Francisco-based designer and environmentalist. With a background in linguistics and photography, she is now leading digital product design at the direct-to-consumer retail brand Everlane. Her work focuses on creating thoughtful and human experiences across digital and physical environments. She spends her free time growing food in the backyard, cooking and traveling.
Nadia's audience on social media is greater than 1,000 and she is happy to promote the episode to her fans!
Here are some projects I worked on:
Everlane Product Page
I also write about design and sustainability:
Why trees are the best technology.
Why designers need to understand culture.
What can shortcuts tell us about human behavior.
Founder - Real Estate
Let’s talk about creating wealth – from waitress to multi-millions.
We’re here to disrupt traditional investment strategy but I’m not here to pitch. I want my story to be an inspiration for young women who are hungry for a better financial future.
I’m Melanie Finnegan. I am the founder of Tax Lien Wealth Solutions. I built the nation’s leading secondary market for investing in tax lien certificates.
#Finance #Retirement #Entrepreneurship #RealEstate #Investment #Leadership
Let’s talk about Instagram. I was employee 40 at Instagram.
Let’s talk about scaling a startup to $50M.
If your audience feels the pain of emails back and forth and/or missed calls, dragging out the sales cycle, they’re going to find massive value in using Let’s Chat and their founder Ankesh Kumar.
#Entrepreneurship #Leadership #Sales #Silicon #Valley #Success #Saas
CEO / Co-Founder - Raika Technologies
Let’s talk about helping entrepreneurs turn their idea into a business that will make real money.
I am a startup ninja.
I know how to dig into any idea and find the gold, the killer feature, the thing users absolutely cannot live without... And I know how to help entrepreneurs turn their idea into a business that will make real money.
I started coding when I was 8 years old, and over the past several decades have learned what great technology implementations look like from some of the smartest people in the industry. My first two companies were all about web design and development and finding ways to help companies come into the new era of promoting and doing business on the web, and it turns out, I have a natural knack for business.
My past experience building my own startups gave me a lens through which to examine what would work for other business types in tech and how to apply those processes and methodologies for other people who have great tech ideas.
I developed the curriculum for the Raika Technologies and GotAnAppIdea.com Startup Program based on what I've done in my own companies and those of our clients, all for one guiding purpose: to help new app and tech entrepreneurs spend as little time and money as possible evaluating their idea, helping them get to a go-no-go decision quickly and efficiently. I also developed a process to help stakeholders, Project Managers, Product Managers and IT professionals at all size companies test new ideas without impacting their teams, road maps and corporate priorities. I help companies and entrepreneurs get things done!
Design Lead – Lumosity
Let’s talk about improving memory, focus, and feeling sharper — with the #1 brain training app, personalized for you..
This is a story about mental health.
Rakhi is product design lead at luminosity.com and long-time meditator.
Improve memory, increase focus, and feel sharper — with the #1 brain training app, personalized for you.
Rakhi's audience on social media is greater than 1,000 and she is happy to promote the episode to her fans!
I have a solid background leading innovative and strategic UX/UI design for a wide range of global companies. I leverage my passion to design holistice, omnichannel product experiences that promote customer growth and engagement for both B2B and B2C organizations. Throughout my diverse career, I have built a reputation as a creative thought leader, who encourages collaboration and ideation across teams.
Some notable accomplishments include:
➢I doubled customer usage of various tools on the Mixpanel site by leading the design and development of automated solutions that allowed users to dramatically optimize their workflow.
➢At StubHub, I served as the lead designer on an end--to-end social commerce experience that dramatically boosted users post launch. During this project, I worked collaboratively with a product team to address all possible scenarios for social integration.
My success is driven by data informed design iterations aligned to business goals and overall customer experience strategy. I leverage a unique mix of strategic and design expertise, consistently exceeding performance goals by aligning the effort of strong teams with project objectives. I am fascinated with taking ideas from concept to reality and plan to continue leveraging emerging technologies to solve human problems.
Technologies I have experience designing for
- Machine learning driven automated experiences
- Mobile first
- Conversational UI
- Voice UI
- Gesture-based Projection Interface
- Data visualization
Data Analytics for mapping user behaviors
Omni channel Experience Strategy
Founder – Intro30
Let’s talk about inclusion in the workforce.
Hi, I’m Ellie, founder and CEO of an innovative online recruiting platform— Intro30.com. The platform allows job seekers to record an online video introduction as part of a shareable profile including a resume. Candidates can then submit these profiles to companies, add them to their resumes and have direct access to the jobs and companies on Intro30.
On the demand side, Intro30 will enable companies to view a candidate’s 30-second elevator pitch, search the database by keyword, location or skillset and reach out to learn more about them. Companies can also list their jobs, market them and share them with QR codes, and attract candidates directly.
I’ve been a recruiter all over the world, from the UK to the Middle East, to Asia and now Silicon Valley for nearly 20 years, allowing me to gain expertise in a variety of recruiting environments, including banking, sovereign wealth funds, tech, and finance.
Let’s talk about humanism and design.
This is a story about the humanism and design.
Nik is the founder of Author of the new book The Future of Extraordinary Design.
As Design Strategy Lead for Samsung, Nik bolstered earning potential by $35B by contributing product management to ‘go to market’ 17-person team for 4 separate ventures.
Nik's audience on social media is greater than 5,000 and he is happy to promote the episode to his fans!
A bit about my new book, The Future of Extraordinary Design available now on Amazon.
The Future of Extraordinary Design is a companion guide for designers who are at the stage in their career where they’re starting to question the status quo. This book will help you explore and conceptualize your ideas on design thinking, to produce a more robust individual design identity.
The Future of Extraordinary Design is your practical guide to a more holistic, sustainable, innovative future.
We explore three main ideas:
- Why is standardization, an utterly unattractive and unexciting word, connected to global success phenomena?
- Who is the human in Human-Centered Design and can we segregate a human from their environment?
- And just where does the designer’s role in society lie – how can we as designers make the world a better place?
Hi I’m Nik Parekh and I would love to be considered as a guest on your podcast.
Looking back through some of the greatest cultural and commercial successes we see patterns emerging that tell us so much about human desire and motivation. Taking into account psychological and anthropological theories, we uncover some fascinating insights into the people we are and the world we live in.
Living in a time of exponential technological and social change, it's not enough to accept without questioning the theories of design we are given. It's time for designers such as us to explore the future of extraordinary design.
Let’s talk about food and drink.
It all began as a farmers daughter, the grand finale of 6 kids.
We were raised with strong work ethics and integrity.
As I have gone through life I have gone into many different industries and perfected my career in each before moving on to the next learning experience.
I created Smokin Mary by accident in my quest for 'there's got to be a better way'.
Meaning I knew I could do better than what was on the market and even better than what was being served in many bars/restaurants.
I began the mission…
5 yrs later, 16 revisions later, I took it to market.
Never having been in the food industry, boy did I have a rude awakening.
This industry is crazy hard. So much to know and learn and no manual to learn from.
Along with this I was in a period self awareness and reflection on all the things I have accomplished in my life.
I asked my self many times...'
Why am I doing all this? Why am I all over the board of industries?' The answer I came to made sense…
it is so that I can help other women to create whatever business they are passionate about and how to be successful at it.
After all if I wanted to help others, I had to first experience it myself.
Part of my reflection was when I was a single mother raising my son and not having enough money to make ends meet and…
no child support! Many call me an inspiration and have surprised me by telling me that I inspired them to do something in particular.
What an honor.
I am fun and fun loving and always a great interview and truly grateful for all my experiences.
There is a silver lining in every one of them.
Jean-Marc Saint Laurent
Helping B2B Companies Get On The Phone With Future Clients
Let’s talk about LinkedIn Outbound and Inbound (Content Marketing) Lead Generation.
When I was living through a rough time in my life, without any contacts or help in a new city, I discovered the power of LinkedIn. Connections changed my life, as I solidified a belief that has served me well since,
People are the New Currency.
Similarly, I help B2B companies get leads (and sales calls) with Comprehensive LinkedIn Lead Generation Strategy, cutting the time sales teams spend prospecting therefore helping to speed up the sales process.
You'll be trained in how to start...
1) finding your right person (sales prospecting)
2) connecting and sending messages to your right person
3) helping you set up a call with your right person. We do this via LinkedIn.
Purveyor of Natural Wine, Progress, + Podcasts.
Let’s talk about the Loire Valley, Koji, Jacques Derrida, and The L Word (but not at the same time).
By day, I'm your Beverly Hills plastic surgeon for saggy copy. By night, I’m a 2020 remake of Miles from Sideways (still white, way more queer, and Merlot is fine as long as it has little to no sulfates in it).
When I’m not listening to podcasts about how to propagate wild strains of yeast or why you should chop green onions on an angle, I’m scrolling through Petfinder as a form of self care.
My closet doubles as a wine cellar (I’m practical folks) and my kinks include: Bon Appetit videos, the oxford comma, and REI garage sales. I could drop a lot of random knowledge and perhaps even be a little funny on your podcast.