Making Waves at C-Level

Kelly Peacy is the senior vice president of education and meetings for the Professional Convention Managers Association. She has over 15 years with PCMA and is a great example of someone who is an "intrapreneur".

In this episode we talk about her journey, but also about the Meetings Industry and how those who work in that business are often very entrepreneurial, even when working for other companies and associations. To be an effective meeting planner you have to have a strong work ethic and an eye for details. Most attendees never see all the work that goes on behind the scenes to create awesome events.

This episode is being released just a few days before the 2016 PCMA Convening Leaders conference in Vancouver. Kelly and PCMA take pride in trying unique things to enhance the experience of their members who come to learn, network and find ideas for their own meetings.

Direct download: CTED_137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

Sean Payne was following the regular career path, but early on he realized that living his parents dream was not going to fulfill his soul. After college, instead of taking a high tech job, he went to study Shakespeare in London. A chance meeting with another would-be actor lead him to moving to Los Angeles and starting a tech consulting business and a career as a professional actor. After just a few months he had more success than most people find in Hollywood in years.

Sean Payne has what it takes to make it big in Hollywood, in business, and in life. You have to listen to this episode and hear his advice about following that voice inside of you that is calling you to go for your life's calling.

He does promise on this episode that when he wins and Academy Award he will come back and let Thom Singer interview him again (no matter what his agent says... it will be the Today Show and Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do the morning after the awards show!!!) is his website. This guy is the real deal and this show will inspire everyone to strive to be their best.

Direct download: CTED_136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am EDT

Christine Hassler left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about . . . but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination.

Today Christine is a Life Coach with a counseling emphasis known for catalyzing radical self-reflection while offering practical direction. She is passionate about busting the myth that life is about living by a checklist and having it all figured out. Christine believes we all deserve and are capable of discovering our passion, pursuing our dreams, and making an impact on the world.

Join us on this episode as she shares her ideas about entrepreneurship and gives real life examples from her personal journey.

Direct download: CTED_135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

Dan Faill works as the director of Greek Life at a University. Doesn't sound very entrepreneurial, but Dan is a person with an internal passion for finding new ways to do things.

In this episode we chat about what he learned in college as a fraternity member, and how that can be like a start, and how to work in a job and fulfill your internal spark of entrepreneurship. Finally we talk about re-invention and starting over, and how you need to find the right people who will both support you and challenge you to be true to yourself.

Direct download: CTED_134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

Kate Delaney is the host of two nationally syndicated radio shows. She is an entrepreneur and media expert who enjoys forging her own path.

Listen in as we talk about what it takes to be your own boss, the changes in the media, the importance of networking, and hear about how she gives back to the greater good.

Direct download: CTED_133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

Success can cause you to stop striving for the highest levels of your career. When you reach the "high middle" it can be very hard to grow your career to the next levels. Thom Singer shares how this has happened to him, and what he is doing to climb to the top.

It is easy to ride on past achievements, and when you are doing really good it can seem awkward to complain you are not doing great. But the middle is NOT acceptable to some people. This episode is for them. If you understand what is meant by being stuck in the "high middle", and if you can relate to this issue... be sure to download and listen to this show.

Direct download: CTED_132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

You are your own one man or one woman show... live you life that way!!!

Bo Eason is a former NFL standout, acclaimed Broadway playwright and performer, and a Presence / Story Coach to some of the most successful people in the world. Bo has always set his sights to be "The Best" at whatever he does, and his story and ideas for entrepreneurship are an inspiration.

Bo shares his idea that each of you should be looking to who has your ideal career. Identify the person living the life you want, then seek out that person's advice.

He also thinks networking should being inside yourself. You have all the answers, and if you go become the best at what you do, the networking comes to you.

Direct download: CTED_131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

When would now be a good time to do what you always wanted?

Seanlai is a woman who does not wait for things to happen, she goes and creates her life opportunities. She is an expert on employee retention, relationships and communications.

Her lead a construction business from idea to INC 500, and now has re-invented her life to follow her true calling.

Join this episode if you want to be inspired!!

Direct download: CTED_130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

Paul Allen (no, not the co-founder of Microsoft) is the founder and CEO of CloudCoreo. He is a Father, Technologist, and Traveller. He is excited by the Cloud and making things work when everything fails.

In this episode Paul shares how he started the company as a side project and one day looked around and found he had more work, and not enough time, to keep his regular consulting job. He saved up a year's income to insure he could make the leap, and he has never looked back.

Direct download: CTED_129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40am EDT

Merit Gest has 20 years experience as an entrepreneur. On this episode she shares her business journey and talks about how she and her husband, also an entrepreneur, have designed a life that allows them to travel and play in addition to running successful companies.

She mentions a great entrepreneur, Tamara Kleinberg, who has a website for inventors... the sight is (we give wrong address in the interview).

This episode is a must listen, as Merit Gest has successfully navigated the ups and downs of running her own business and life.

Direct download: CTED_128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am EDT