Making Waves at C-Level

Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is
starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Tom
helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and soloprenuers get featured
on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. Then he shows
them how to turn listeners into customers.

• Author of PODCAST GUEST PROFITS: Grow your business
with a targeted interview strategy

• Founder of Interview Valet, the concierge level booking service

Check out this episode for rich advice for entrepreneurs on how to build a business.


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A keynote speaker for global women's leadership conferences on leadership, influence, and business, her revolutionary thinking and interactive presentation style captivates and energizes audiences. Pegine is one of only 8 women inducted into the 58 member Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame. Her company produces the ““Global Women's Executive Leadership Experience™“. which is a simulation and situational training exercise for business executive women leaders. The memorable experiences prepare women executive leaders for high stress, high value moments. They gain influence and confidence, Rated as one of the most profound leadership experiences by women participants from around the world. 18% receive promotions within 6 months.

Pegine has over 30 years of experience developing women and teen girls as leaders. Quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes. She is the cover story for Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine and Speaker Magazine. Her company,, was named North Florida’s #3 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Company. She is one of fewer than 800 speakers worldwide to earn the Certified Professional Speaker®. The rigorous process that requires 5-10 years of professional experience before applying. It is an extensive, independent audit focused on enterprise, ethics, eloquence, and expertise.

A result driven pioneer her scale situational experiences include a cultural negotiation live situational training exercise for over 12,000 military officers from around the world. It included with 50 role players creating 12 villages so officers can practice among diverse communities.
Women seeking political office, venture capital, board positions and confidence hire Pegine for her coaching and to have a customized “Global Women's Executive Leadership Experience™ “. Her book is a SHRM Best Seller called “Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt”.

Keynote speaker for global women's leadership conferences on leadership, influence, and business Producer of the “Global Women's Executive Leadership Experience™ “

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Marcello Pedalino is an award-winning entrepreneur, lifestyle consultant, and fitness coach. He is the author of the new inspirational book, “Celebrate Life: How to Live It Up, Discover Fulfillment, and Experience the Joy You Deserve."

As a lifestyle consultant and fitness coach, Pedalino advises individuals, groups, and organizations on how to enhance their current health, style, and overall wellness status. Marcello’s health and wellness articles have been published by several prominent online publications and he’s often chosen to speak at conferences where the topic of work-life balance and energy management are a priority.

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Jake Pusch is a technology sales executive who has a passion for acting. Where many people abandon their dreams as they get into a career, Jake has found the time to make acting a priority. While working hard and finding career success in a tech company can be all consuming, he has made a commitment by taking acting classes, auditioning, and even working with friends to complete a short film.

It turns out there is a lot of similarities between being an entrepreneur and the life of an actor. Rejection and failure are common in both professions and there is the need to understand the other players around you and respond to them appropriately.

Jake the co-star of an upcoming short film called "The Agenda" (in which Thom Singer has a small role). In this episode Thom and Jake discuss the film and what went into making this project a reality.

Find more info about Jake Pusch on social media (including Twitter @JakePusch) or on IMBD And search Facebook for The Agenda Film 2016 to view the movie once it is released.

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Steve Heimerman is a master storyteller. After 20 years in broadcast
journalism, Steve founded Tilt Motion- an award-winning video
production company. By expertly applying emotion to communicate
concepts both big and small, Tilt Motion’s work has drawn acclaim
from customers including United Healthcare, Wells Fargo and Ford.

Tilt Motion also has the unique ability to distill complex topics into
videos that entertain, engage, and educate. This ability is important
to note because marketing in the age of information overload is
becoming increasingly difficult. When nearly 2 out of 3 people prefer
video to reading text- you have an opportunity to engage!

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Katie Allen is Vice President of viaONEHOPE, a merit-based marketing platform that empowers entrepreneurs to make an impact while making an income. Katie leads the business and the community of more than 1,200 Cause Entrepreneurs, or CEOs.

viaONEHOPE was founded by ONEHOPE, a brand with a mission to celebrate and serve the world through thoughtfully-crafted products that each makes a measurable impact for a specific charitable cause. viaONEHOPE provides “CEOs” the opportunity to make an income by hosting events ranging from in-home wine tastings to fundraising galas, while making an impact in their local communities.

In addition to everyday impact built into each ONEHOPE product, 15 percent of sales from viaONEHOPE events are donated to the host’s cause of choice.
Since joining viaONEHOPE in 2014, Katie has empowered Cause Entrepreneurs across the US to contribute to ONEHOPE’s efforts in raising more than $2 million in donations to national and global nonprofits, including ASPCA, ACT Today, Why Hunger and more.

Katie has 20 years of sales and marketing experience, leading key initiatives in both categories for major corporations such as FOX Broadcasting, Turner Network Television, Mars Inc. and Novartis Inc. She is an active member of the Direct Selling Association, Women’s Power Circle, and dedicates time volunteering in her community.

After experiencing firsthand the challenges of raising a family and working fulltime, Katie transitioned to a career in Direct Selling to fulfill the need for balance, freedom and flexibility. She is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs find and fulfill their purpose while doing work that makes a difference in the world.

Katie graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She and her husband John are proud parents of their two daughters, Harper and Margeaux.

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Todd Nevins is a digital media executive who’s founded 3 successful startups – 4 if you count the beef jerky company in Mexico – specializing in marketing, technology & career development. He is also the host of the Go Hunt Life Podcast.

He is a published writer/industry expert who has been quoted in Forbes, Computer World, Inc., All Analytics, datanami, Plotting Success and the Dallas Business Journal. Additionally he spent years interviewing top business leaders for a weekly ‘Exclusive Chat Series’ exploring career paths and industry trends.

Clients have included Fortune 1000 corporations in financial services, healthcare, entertainment, government, education, energy, retail, ecommerce, telecom and software.

Todd now lives in Austin, TX, but after nearly 20 years in Dallas, TX; he and his wife left everything behind and moved to Merida, Mexico where they spent five years. He is the guy to talk to if you want to know about pulling the rip cord on your life and jumping into something totally new.

Find him on Twitter at @Todd_Nevins

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Justin Deese is a CEO who is a highly sought-after business strategist, visionary, and self-made entrepreneur. His passion is to help move other entrepreneurs from business operators to business owners. He simultaneously built three flourishing in-home service companies in multiple states, is a certified E-Myth Business Coach, the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Collar Success Group and is an expert at helping fellow business owners structure and manage their companies for maximum profitability. Justin draws on his decades of real experience to help small business owners avoid the daily distractions and make every hour of their work count.

Justin has a distinct talent for helping entrepreneurs recognize growth opportunities, remove what’s hindering their success, and develop customized strategies based on their personal goals. He has extensive working knowledge regarding all aspects of operating a successful in-home service business, including (but not limited to) sales and marketing, recruitment, systematization, and human resources.

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Matt Miller graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989 and was an Air Force pilot for 9 years. His long-term desire was to start a business to build a lifestyle based on freedom and choice. A conversation with a good friend led him on a 10-year business quest that has brought Matt's franchising company to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries. Starting with an investment of $100 he has built School Spirit Vending into a multi-million dollar vending business.

After a successful career in the corporate world, Matt found he was looking to take control of his life. The success of his business allowed him to move to the country, home school his children, and live the life he wanted. He loves living in "the middle of nowhere" and raises pigs and then sends them to freezer camp.

Learn more about his company and download his book on owning a franchise business at

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