Making Waves at C-Level

Jeremy Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which helps entrepreneurs live the lives they know they were meant to. He studied literature at Oxford University, Specializes in using podcasting and new media to create celebrity and was ranked #1 in iTunes New and Noteworthy and #26 in the business category.
Jeremy was named one of the top 26 podcast for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2017 by CIO Magazine and Millennial Influencer to follow in 2018 by Buzzfeed. The Create Your Own Life Podcast has been downloaded almost a quarter of a million times. He’s also a featured writer for Influencive and After his success in podcasting, Jeremy Slate and his wife, Brielle Slate, found Command Your Brand to help entrepreneurs get their message out by appearing as guests on podcasts.

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Christopher J. Wirth is the President and Founder of No Quit Living. No Quit Living is a training, speaking and coaching company that works with individuals, teams, corporations and charities to help motivate and inspire them to be the best version of themselves. Their #1 goal is to motivate and inspire their clients to never give up on themselves or their dreams and goals. 

One of the main focuses of No Quit Living is helping their clients understand the relationship between Accountability and Self-Accountability. NQL also focuses on sales, goals, personal development, networking, leadership and time maximization. 

Christopher is a top-notch keynote speaker that will motivate and inspire your audience. Christopher is also the host of the No Quit Living Podcast which has been ranked on iTunes in the Business, Health and Self-Help categories. 

Christopher is a former AAU, High School and Collegiate Basketball Coach. He lives and works in Greenwich, CT and has three young children - Zachary, Emily and Mason. 

If you are looking for results - look no further!

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What if Anderson Cooper looked you in the eye and asked "What do you really want to do with your life?" And what if you did not have an answer? That happened to the guest on this episode of Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do. 
He spent several years as a producer at CNN working with anchors like Connie Chung, Paula Zahn, and Anderson Cooper. Then one day he left it all to join the family business as a financial planner. 

Anthony M. Conte, MSFS, CFP® is the chief executive officer of The Independent Grid—a turn-key business platform dedicated to helping financial advisors gain independence without having to go at it alone. He is also Managing Partner at Conte Wealth Advisors, an independent financial services firm. Anthony left his job at CNN, where he was a lead producer and writer for four years, to pursue a path of entrepreneurship and leadership. When he created The Independent Grid, he had the vision of helping other financial advisors tap into the independent market and be entrepreneurs themselves.

Check out this interview for great inspiration for those who think they need to move their ladder to a different wall. Tony has made a change and reinvented ways he does business and helps other advisors do the same thing.

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Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare, and finance. Meridith worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the C-Suite table. Meridith is a Certified Speaking Professional ©, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, and a member of the prestigious Forbes Coaching Council.

She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of four books, including Winning In The Trust & Value Economy (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) and her latest Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose about how to build cultures that inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn. Meridith writes, speaks and is passionate about helping her clients understand everything they need to know about how to make this economy start working for them.

High energy and highly interactive, Meridith’s keynotes, workshops and innovative coaching programs help leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today, including how today’s economy has changed, how that has changed today’s customers and employees, and specifically how that impacts your business.Meridith Female Keynote Speakers

Meridith Speaking to VOYAIn her highly engaging keynote-speaking sessions, Meridith shows her audiences how to attract more business, retain top talent, and leap into position to win in this new economy. No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just real-life strategies you can put into place first thing Monday morning.

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Sound editor in Hollywood, drum-tech for top rated rock bands, real estate tycoon, and investor in one of the hottest new music apps are just a few of the pieces that make up the life of Dave Padilla.

At 34 years old Dave has lived a life that could be movie. From humble beginnings and without a fancy academic pedigree he has worked with and been mentored by some of the most amazing people in the world of music and television.

His strong work ethic and curiosity about people and the world around him have lead him to success that many only dream about in their early 30s. He sees opportunities that others do not see and then he takes action. He only wants to work on projects that give him goose-bumps, and he has reached a place in life where he can say no to working with people whom do not bring him joy.

This is an episode of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" that you will listen to more than once, and you will definitely want to share it with your friends. And check out his answer to how he gives back to others, and ask yourself if you are doing enough to help your fellow man in a face-to-face manner?

Contact Dave via Instagram at @AZASound.

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This episode is an interview with a working Hollywood actor who 30 years ago started a business working with other actors. No matter what industry you work in, there are opportunities. Why do some people take action and others sit on the sideline. Listen to this episode and find you inspiration from Kevin E West.

Kevin E. West is a veteran television actor with over 60 credits including Aquarius, Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, CSI: Miami, Justified, Touch, Leverage, Lost, 24, Desperate Housewives, NCIS, Alias, CSI Judging Amy and dozens more. Kevin is the Founder of The Actors’ Network, and the creator of the ActorBizGuru industry interview video series, both of which are award winning. The Actors’ Network was awarded consecutive BackStage West "Reader's Choice" awards (06/07). A few of it’s alumni include Emmy Nominee Masi Oka (Heroes), Chelsey Crisp (Off The Boat), Chris Gorham (Covert Affairs-Ugly Betty) and Maggie Grace (Taken trilogy). Industry wide, Kevin is considered the top expert opinion speaker on the ‘business of show business. His speaker appearances include: ShowBiz Expo, WGA, SAG LifeRaft Foundation, and UCLA as well as A Date with Hollywood, for the Swedish Film Institute (Stockholm). Additionally Kevin Co-Authored the audio CD program, The Actor’s Guide to GETTING THE JOB and spent his early years in Hollywood as a paid Stand-up Comic and Improv performer. He just released his long awaited book on the business: 7 Deadly Sins - The Actor Overcomes, on sale now at Samuel French Hollywood/New York, Book Soup & also available on Amazon.

Author: 7 Deadly Sins: The Actor Overcomes

The Actors’ Network: (Founder/President)

The Actors’ Network was founded by veteran television actor Kevin E. West, in his Studio City apartment, on May 1, 1991. From its inception the organization was revered and respected but after the BackStage West 2-Page editorial spread in June of 1998, it exploded in popularity and attained an unparalleled industry reputation. We encourage you to read more about The Actors’ Network Awards and History. On July 1, 2013 the organization officially transitioned into an “Online Only” entity and while the physical studio is now gone the Mission, “Help Us, Help You, Help All of Us”, as well as the Credo, “Learn from the mistakes of others…you don’t have time to make them all yourself” are still very much alive and well. Kevin E. West instead of giving Topical discussions in the studio has now created an amazing Webinar Library (Link text) with 100 15-minute discussions online. That is 25 full hours of educational information. The sole goal and mission of The Actors’ Network has always been, and remains, to be the utmost in expertise and advice on the business of show business while maintaining the highest level of integrity. In doing all of the above we have been, and still remain, the pinnacle of show business education.

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Diane DiResta, CSP, is Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., a New York City consultancy serving business leaders who deliver high stakes presentations— whether one-to-one, in front of a crowd or from an electronic platform. DiResta is the author of Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message with Power, Punch, and Pizzazz, an category best-seller and has spoken on 4 continents. She has unique ability to get to the core of the message and translate complexity into simplicity.

Diane is Past President of the NYC chapter of National Speakers Association and former media trainer for the NBA and WNBA. She was featured on CNN, and quoted in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian, and Investors Business Daily and Bloomberg radio.
Diane is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than 12% of speakers nationwide. And her blog, Knockout Presentations, made the Top 50 Pubic Speaking blogs.

Check out this episode of CTED to hear her experience from education, to Wall Street, to being an entrepreneur. How is Public Speaking Like a Yam? (no, it is not because you do not like either of them). If you do not know how to present yourself, you are missing out on core opportunities.

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Hear from "The LINGO Guy"

Having a keen eye isn’t just for what one sees, but also for what one senses. Having been one of the most sought after portrait photographers in the U.S. for more than three decades, Jeffrey Shaw, a.k.a. the Lingo Guy, uses this honed intuition to teach entrepreneurs how to attract their ideal customers by speaking their Secret Language. Jeffrey is host of the popular business podcast Creative Warriors, a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, a business coach for entrepreneurs, and author of the forthcoming book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible.

As a kid, Jeffrey Shaw was interested in two career paths. One choice was to be an architect because he thought Mike Brady was cool. The other choice was to be a photographer. Since being an architect required so much education and he was eager to get life started, Jeffrey decided being a photographer was the easier route.

Easy it wasn’t.

His journey was much like every other creative person who goes into business. He was good at photography. Family and friends praised him. He received acknowledgement and accolades. So he decided, or it was suggested that he was talented enough to make money at it. Maybe even a “living”. So he ended up in business–talented with no idea how to be in business.

But Jeffrey figured it out. The turning point was when he realized that he should trust his gut. The same instinct he had to create an image could be trusted to guide his way in business. Even though it looked entirely different than the way other businesses worked.

Fast forward a couple of decades and because of a great experience he had with a business coach, he decided to become a coach and enrolled in an intensive training program. Within a few short years Jeffrey had a successful coaching practice that was quadruple the national average for the trade.

It was then his service to others became obvious. That he should help others do what came relatively easy for him. He needed to help those who are talented, passionate about what they do and eager to serve, build businesses that are financially successful and personally fulfilling.

To help them Create, Serve and Be Prosperous.

Listen to this episode of Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do and hear amazing advice from one of America's leading coaches. And run run run to buy his new book.

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