Upside: The Business Growth Podcast

Upside: The Business Growth Podcast

Welcome to Upside: The Business Growth Podcast, a podcast for entrepreneurs and leaders focused on finding the biggest possible upside in business, and in life. Every week on Wednesdays we'll feature interviews with leading entrepreneurs, leaders, business growth strategists and other experts to help you on your journey to business and personal growth. Upside is hosted by entrepreneur, speaker and bestselling author Rusty Shelton and sponsored by ForbesBooks and Advantage Media Group.

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July 2, 2020 26 min

An empowering and proven leader, Carla Moore currently serves as Vice President of Sales Strategy and Education for Home Box Office (HBO) in New York. She began her career with HBO as an entry-level sales trainer 20 years ago and worked her way up, working in multiple departments. Before taking on her current role, Carla was Vice President of Domestic Network Distribution, leading a sales and marketing team that served millions of ...

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Shawn C. Jones, MD is an ear, nose and throat physician and head and neck surgeon who was board certified in Otolaryngology in 1994. He is the senior and founding member of his specialty group, Purchase ENT, in Paducah, KY and is a member of the gratis faculty of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Department of Otolaryngology. He is the Author of the book Find The Heart In Art: A Surgeon’s Renaissance Approach t...

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Rob Ristagno is the founder and CEO of Sterling Woods Group and an author and keynote speaker focused on sharing new ways to use data to drive business results. 

He combines his expertise in data science with proven sales and marketing strategies to help established middle-market companies quickly generate new revenue by improving the way they gather and utilize data.

At the helm of Sterling Woods Group, Ristagno leads his team to ...

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Johnny Merritt, an equity partner of Hajjar Peters, LLP, is an attorney with over three decades of experience in complex corporate and real estate matters. For the majority of his career, he has also served as outside general counsel for billion dollar companies involved with interstate commerce. Merritt began his legal career as a litigation attorney, gaining proficiency in attention to detail and effective client communication. H...

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Jim Guilkey, Ph.D. is an expert in instructional design and has more than 20 years’ experience in leading the design, development, and implementation of web-based training solutions. As a co-founder of S4 NetQuest, Jim has led all client partnering relationships and design of innovative learning solutions for the medical/healthcare industry, financial industry, retail industry, and other top fortune 500 companies.

 

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Sharon Hulce is President/CEO of Employment Resource Group, Inc. (ERG) and a 24 year veteran of Executive Search industry. Sharon is known in her industry as an innovation leader and works tirelessly on not only finding the right talent for her clients; she also works diligently on the empowerment and retention of that talent. Sharon clearly understands the emotional intelligence, competencies, knowledge and social interaction nece...

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Bill is the “Culture King” and is known for building and transforming cultures and improving lives. He is the author of Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps to Scaling and Succeeding in Business as well as other articles, podcasts and his first book, The Mustang Story.  Bill and his co-founders at Mustang Engineering did what six in a million startups do - they grew the business to over $1 billion in revenue and the company continues to...

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Today’s guest is Joel Louis, founder and CEO of Integrator and Co., a digital marketing agency that helps experts reach more people, scale their business and increase online sales. Joel and his team specialize in funnel strategy, funnel design, funnel repair, and funnel building. In addition to generating millions of dollars and thousands of leads for his clients, Joel is a father of three and is passionate about the intersection o...

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Ande has made it her mission to break down the emotional, behavioral and societal barriers that stand between women and strong financial foundations. Early in her more than 25 year career she rejected traditional planning methods that didn’t account for how emotions factor into financial decision making. Wanting to do things differently, she developed an expertise in behavioral finance.

In the years to follow, she saw again and ag...

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Steve Palmer is the managing partner and founder of The Indigo Road Hospitality Group which operates twenty-four restaurants in six states. Steve has been recognized by the New York Times, L.A. Times, NPR, Southern Living, Food & Wine and Forbes Small Business Giants for his growing presence in the hospitality industry, as well as his charitable and community efforts. In 2016, Palmer co-founded Ben’s Friends, the food-and-bever...

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Jeff Rogers founded Stewardship Legacy Coaching, LLC with a desire to help high-net-worth people create a legacy that will inspire a thriving family for generations to come. In addition to being a co-author of unPrepared: Heirs at Risk: 14 Elements for Successful Wealth Transfer, Jeff is also the ForbesBooks featured author of Create a Thriving Family Legacy: How to Share your Wisdom and Wealth with Your Children and Grandchildren....

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February 6, 2020 20 min

Specialty apparel retailing pioneer Bob Fisch has spent over 30 years as a CEO. Most notably, Bob transformed retailer rue21 into an industry powerhouse, boasting 11 consecutive years of growth in sales and profitability by energizing and inspiring his team at unprecedented levels. A master motivator, Bob has developed management and leadership techniques that have led him to his transformational mutual mentoring approach. His gene...

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January 30, 2020 26 min

Throughout her career, Alyssa Rapp has not been afraid to ask, Now what?

From training as a competitive gymnast to advising startups and running companies, she has always been used to working her tail off and looking ahead. By the time she added parenthood to the list, she quickly discovered the need to “hack” the system – find ways to work more efficiently, productively, and achieving at least episodic balance.

Alyssa fell in lo...

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Rocco A. Carriero is the author of Three Cords Approach to Life and Wealth Management for Business Owners. Rocco is an established wealth management advisor with nearly two decades of experience. He is passionate about creating financial plans that help his clients achieve their individual, professional, and familial aspirations, taking the necessary time to discover each client’s unique needs rather than defaulting to the garden-v...

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Andreas Wilderer was born and raised in Germany, where he also met his wife, Mirka—today CEO of DeNora WT. His business coaching company GLOBULARiTY uses a strengths-based philosophy to help Leaders navigate change through Adaptability (AQ).  As an entrepreneur and business leader, Andreas has also spent time in the home, raising his children and supporting his executive wife in her business aspirations. His new book, Lean On: The ...

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Nancy Eberhardt is an Executive and Gazelles-certified Coach and strategic communications consultant for entrepreneurs, corporations, professional practices, nonprofits and B- Corps.  She is author of Uncommon Candor, A Leader's Guide to Straight Talk, just released by ForbesBooks. A former regional bank president, Nancy led several successful mergers and $1 billion in customer relationships. Nancy taught Business Communication...

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Tim Bornholdt is an entrepreneur, software developer, podcaster, and the founder of The Jed Mahonis Group. There, Tim specializes in helping businesses to strategize, design, develop, and deploy custom iOS and Android mobile application systems that optimize a business's processes and improve their bottom line. Tim takes pride in not only building powerful mobile apps, but building powerful long-lasting relationships with his c...

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Brett Beveridge is a serial entrepreneur who thrives on building businesses from the ground up and prides himself on being at the forefront of technology. Since founding The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), the Founder/CEO has helped propel the parent company of six brands to become a leader in the wireless, electronics, software and retail industries, assisting many big-box retailers and Fortune 500 companies such as Apple,...

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Lizanne Falsetto epitomizes today’s woman. She is a celebrated CEO & founder of thinkThin® ( the lifestyle brand she sold in late 2015), health and wellness visionary, retail trend spotter, sought-after business media commentator, and advisor to the next-generation of entrepreneurs. While a successful fashion model in the 1990s, she hungered for a protein-rich, high-energy on-the-go snack, that was low in sugar and gluten-free....

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Armed with only $3,000, gut-wrenching fear, and absolutely no real estate experience... Mark bought his first few parcels of raw land in 2001. Today Mark is the owner of Frontier Properties, a very reputable and successful land investing company, and has been buying and selling land full time since 2001. By focusing on working smart, not hard, he has completed over 5,000 land deals with an average ROI of over 300% on cash flips, an...

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