“Everything is a learning experience. There’s always a gift or an opportunity in any kind of outreach that we do.” — Connie Kadansky
I sat down with Connie Kadansky, Founder of Exceptional Sales Performance, LLC., an organization that helps salespeople reframe their relationship with selling and convert their prospects into clients.
She is a Sales Empowerment Coach with sales expertise, globally recognized for helping salespeople from diverse industries develop meta-skills, confidently prospect and promote their products and services, and leverage key relationships.
- Understanding sales call reluctance
- How to cultivate more curiosity in your life and career
- Understanding the meta-skills of a sales call strategy
“Happiness is not just a state of mind. It’s a state of body.” — JoAnna Brandi
I had the joy of speaking with JoAnna Brandi, the President of Return on Happiness and the creator of the Practice of Positive Leadership course.
She is a Certified Chief Happiness Officer through the Florida International University, a keynote speaker, a workshop facilitator, and a consultant serving a diverse group of clients in small and large organizations.
- Understanding the positive spillover effect
- The difference between reaction and response
- The value of conducting an ‘Appreciation Audit” with your team
“Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world.” – Vered Kogan
I had the pleasure of speaking with Vered Kogan, a leading mindset and resilience expert, certified executive coach, and Founder and CEO of the Momentum Institute.
Vered assists individuals and teams in learning how to adapt to obstacles and build resilience to thrive in all areas of life.
- Defining resilience
- The power of labeling how we feel
- The meaning of coherence
“Are you really solving a big problem, or do you have a solution that’s in search of a problem?” – Marcia Dawood
Have you ever been curious about what goes into angel investing? I had the opportunity to speak with Marcia Dawood, an investor in over 200 early-stage private companies, a Venture Partner with the international firm Mindshift Capital (focused on the US and MENA regions), and part of the investment committee for Next Wave Impact Fund.
Marcia had more than a few tips to share on how to get funding and what it looks like behind the curtain of investing.
- Minimizing the risk in startups
- Mindsets of a successful leader
- How advice and money interweave
“Every business I’ve ever started, I knew nothing about. If you’re passionate about wanting to learn something, you can learn it.” — Debbie Allen
I sat down with Debbie Allen, life-long entrepreneur, builder of several million-dollar businesses, accomplished speaker, and the author of nine books, her latest being Success Is Easy: Shameless, No-nonsense Strategies to Win in Business.
- The need for a sharp mindset
- The power of coaches and mentors
- How a growth mindset fuels success
“Defining a belief is filling in the gap between knowing and not knowing.” – Natasha Todorovic-Cowan
I sat down with Natasha Todorovic, CEO, and co-founder of the National Values-Center Consulting and owner of the Spiral Dynamics® brand. Natasha works with leaders, consultants, coaches, and organizations to predict hurdles within change.
- What is Spiral Dynamics®?
- Human nature and how we change, evolve, and develop
- How mental maps are like international travel
“It’s these magic moments that drop in and say, ‘It’s time to go left now.’” — Irma Jennings
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Irma Jennings, an INCH, Holistic Bone Coach, who went from the boardroom on Wall Street to the cutting board in her kitchen to pursue her true passion, Food for Healthy Bones®.
- Tackling Wall Street
- Handling the messiness of change
- The power of resilience
“Not everybody is willing to do that work, but until we really stand for ourselves and for what is real-unconditional love-all the other changes will be very hard-pressed to stick.” — Clementina Esposito
I had the joy of sitting down with Clementina Esposito, founder of The Clementina Collective, where no one writes alone. She teaches Authors and Entrepreneurs at the intersection of business, health, and spirituality to find their voice and speak their truth.
- How inequality breeds insecurity
- The ripple effects of repressed self-expression
- The importance of patience and acceptance
“We can always see things in different perspectives. What is the perspective that we can use to be helpful for us at this moment?” – Ana Melikian
- Choosing happiness instead of pursuing it
- Understanding toxic positivity
- Why mindset alone is not enough
“The better we understand each other, the better we all are in moving forward in our lives.” – Tamer Elnoury
I was honored to speak with Tamer Elnoury, New York Times Bestselling Author. Tamer started his law enforcement career as an undercover narcotics cop and transitioned into an FBI undercover counterterrorism agent following 9/11. Because of this work, he’s developed a thorough understanding of the human condition and what makes for a genuine connection.
With his unique perspective and background in dealing with heinous people and events, Tamer has much to contribute to the improvement of business operations and how we connect.
- How human connection drives authentic results
- Defining great leadership in the workplace
- The importance of self-care in all professions