Innovations and Breakthroughs

Innovations and Breakthroughs

This is the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, with host Rich Goldstein. Listen in each week as Richard features top leaders and the path they took to create change.

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May 13, 2021 39 min

Vanessa Braxton is the Founder, CEO, and President at Black Momma Brands, which includes Black Momma Vodka, and Black Momma Tea & Cafe. She is the first African American woman master blender, distiller, owner, and operator of a nationally distributed vodka in the United States. 

Before launching Black Momma Brands, Vanessa managed construction and engineering contracts worth over $2 billion for the Metropolitan Transportation A...

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Kevin Nations is the CEO and Sales Maximizer at Kevin Nations Training where he teaches people how to charge more for their time, services, and products so that they can live the life they envision and get what they are really worth. He is an expert in marketing, sales, and scaling businesses, and he is considered as the consulting industry's top expert. He is the go-to guy for helping people to sell their services simply and p...

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Caulen Foster is the Co-Founder and President of BrainPower, a rapidly growing, full-service digital marketing agency that specializes in multi-channel brand expansion from Amazon onto Shopify. They help Amazon brand owners leverage the power of paid media, email, direct response copywriting, conversion rate optimization, and digital infrastructure to create an effective omni-channel marketing strategy.?

Caulen is also the Founder ...

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Monica Floyd is the Founder and CEO of True Vision Media Group, a full-service music, film, and video production company. Through her media company, Monica endeavors to inspire others through the arts and enhance the human experience through visual arts and entertainment. 

In addition to being a media executive and producer, Monica is an accomplished leader throughout the entertainment industry. Throughout her career, she’s been a ...

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David B. Goldstein is a management consultant, coach, speaker, and Rich Goldstein’s brother! He is also the Originator of the “creative-type” concept and Co-Author of the best-selling book, Creative You: Using Your Personality Type to Thrive, which explores the ways your personality type impacts your creativity and how understanding your own personality can be the key to unlocking your expression.

David is also the Founder of the p...

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Randy Levy is a Partner at Telleria, Telleria & Levy, a law firm serving Southern California for over 52 years in workers' compensation, immigration law, employment law, and personal injury matters. As a law clerk, he worked on the Menendez case as part of the prosecution team for the LA District Attorney's Office. 

Randy then went on to build the first online stores for TV and film studios like Comedy Central and Param...

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Joe De Sena is the Founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand with over 200 events annually. Spartan is on a global mission to push you towards your personal best, with over 1.5 million people participating in races every year and more than 325 events held in over 45 countries. 

Joe is a New York Times bestselling author of the books Spartan Up!, Spartan Fit!, and The Spartan Way. He is also t...

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Ben Leonard is the Founder of Beast Gear, a fitness brand that was born out of a desire to train with the equipment we all need to reach our potential and BEAST our goals. Ben started the company with just his laptop and his spare time, growing it to an international 7-figure business before successfully exiting after 3 years. After selling to Thrasio, he was among the investor's first acquisitions.

Ben now helps other entrepre...

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Mario Nawfal is the Founder of the Athena Group of Companies, a synergistic ecosystem that operates a variety of businesses including e-commerce, events, and even a growth hacking agency, in more than 40 countries. He started his first business selling blenders door-to-door with $300 in the bank. In that first year, he brought his blender business to $1 million—and $10 million in the second. 

Mario has since launched multiple ventu...

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Mike Alden is the President and CEO of Blue Vase Marketing, a multimillion-dollar full-service direct response marketing agency. Under his leadership, Blue Vase Marketing grew from a small call center into a comprehensive marketing management company ranked by Inc. magazine for 3 years in a row as one of the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies. The agency was also named the 2015 Large Business of the Year by the Greater...

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Doug Patton is the Founder & CEO of Patton Design, a design company based out of California. Doug is a successful inventor, having created over 300 products in 20 international market categories and received over 150 patents and international design awards. He works with companies like Apple, Microsoft, Disney, IBM, and Mercedes-Benz, putting his mission of inspiring others to live more authentic lives into practice by sharing ...

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Mitch Thrower is a financier, entrepreneur, author, and 22X Ironman triathlete. He is the Founder and Chairman of Events.com, an innovative cloud-based event management platform provider that provides a state-of-the-art mobile-first SaaS application that enables the full event life-cycle, connecting event organizers and event-goers.

Mitch also serves as Chairman of The La Jolla Foundation, a 501c3 foundation whose primary initiativ...

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February 18, 2021 29 min

Benjamin Harrison is a lifelong entrepreneur and product developer who has worked with some of the top musicians in the world. Through teaching the methods he created while pitching his own products, he has helped hundreds of innovators and entrepreneurs to successfully get their own ideas into companies of all sizes. 

Benjamin has also created a system that uses LinkedIn to help inventors connect with potential licensees. He recen...

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David Wilmot is the Founder and CEO of Tuli, a social shopping platform. He is a 4-time founder and CEO with 3 successful exits and Fortune 500 executive experience. He is a passionate and decisive leader with a track record of delivering results for founding teams and shareholders.

Before Tuli, David was the Chief Operating Officer for UCode and Head of Operations & Sales at Pressed Juicery. He is obsessed with developing peop...

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Nilda Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Workforce eTraining Solutions, formally known as International Forensics eLearning Academy, a distributor of web and cloud-based learning technologies and curated content. Nilda established Workforce eTraining Solutions with a vision of providing access to online technology training to minorities: women, youth, displaced workers, veterans, and underserved communities.

Nilda is a business leade...

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Mike Saunders is a speaker, bestselling author of four books and a successful business coach who holds an MBA in Marketing. He is also an adjunct marketing professor at several universities and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He has interviewed hundreds of industry experts on his podcast and is always striving to learn from other thought leaders. 

Mike is most passionate about seeing his family grow up with high spiritual v...

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Noah McNeely is a creativity and innovation expert. He has spent much of his career helping to shape and guide a seemingly endless series of good ideas into successful product businesses. He has developed products for a wide variety of startups and major brands including Coca-Cola, Procter and Gamble, Black and Decker, Arm and Hammer, Plantronics, Biolab, C.R. Bard, Home Depot, and many others. 

Currently, Noah is the Principal and...

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Lisa Lloyd is the President and CEO of Lloyd Marketing Group. Her success began with her idea for a barrette while working for the CBS affiliate in Tucson, AZ. A short 13 months later, she had patented, manufactured, sold to stores, and ultimately licensed the patent to Scünci for 20 years of regular income. The product is now sold in stores around the world and has generated over $20M globally! 

Since then, Lisa has licensed 6 mor...

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Joe Polish is the Founder and President of Piranha Marketing Inc, the Founder of Genius Network® (also known as the 25K Group), and the Creator of the Genius Network® Interview Series. He’s also the Co-Founder of 10XTalk.com and ILoveMarketing.com, two highly popular (and free!) podcasts on iTunes. 

Everything Joe does has two components: service and connection. In the connection realm, Joe has created an organization in a communit...

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Michael Lee is a creativity and innovation expert, and the Founder of the Innotivity Institute. The Innotivity Institute is an international creativity and innovation coaching and training organization for businesses, leaders, and creators. After spending more than 25 years in the film industry and co-founding the Academy of Television and Screen Arts in Johannesburg, South Africa, Michael now coaches, consults, and trains others o...

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