Never Been Promoted

Never Been Promoted

"Never Been Promoted" offers an intimate journey into the depths of the intersection of the entrepreneurial journey and life, where business isn't just about balance sheets, but a profound reflection of personal introspection, feelings, and the intricate balance of life's emotions. Inspired by the pivotal book, "Never Been Promoted | Unleash Your Entrepreneur - 50 Entrepreneurial Life Lessons to Unleash Your Entrepreneur," this podcast is not only a guide for the entrepreneurially inclined but a reflection for anyone seeking meaning in both professional and personal spheres. Thomas Helfrich, your host, delves beyond just the mechanics of building a business. He embarks on rich conversations with path-breaking founders, innovative entrepreneurs, insightful investors, and industry visionaries. Together, they unearth the profound effects of the entrepreneurial journey on one's psyche, emotions, family, and friendships. They share personal stories bursting with resilience, tenacity, sacrifices, and transformative experiences, all set against the backdrop of a relentless entrepreneurial drive. Each episode is a window into the heart and soul of those who've ventured beyond convention, revealing the symbiotic relationship between personal growth, emotional challenges, and the enterprise they nurture. Whether you're a seasoned executive, an aspiring entrepreneur waiting for that breakthrough moment, or someone carving a distinct personal path, "Never Been Promoted: The Entrepreneurial Crossroads" shines a light on the emotional roller-coaster that entrepreneurship inevitably brings with it. Engage in this evocative exploration of the entrepreneurial journey, understanding that it's more than just business; it's a deeply personal voyage, weaving stories, lessons, emotions, and passions into the tapestry of entrepreneurial success.

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February 22, 2024 42 mins

Never Been Promoted Podcast with Thomas Helfrich


Shannon Kuykendall, founder of Link Her In, embarked on an entrepreneurial journey that transformed her career and expertise in the digital world. With a unique story of transitioning from a virtual assistant to a LinkedIn expert, Shannon's path is filled with insights into leveraging social media platforms for business growth. Between 2017 and 2019, she explored 2...

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Dive into an extraordinary episode of the Never Been Promoted podcast, where Thomas Helfrich unravels the future of recruitment with Shahrukh Zahir, the innovative CEO of Right Fit Advisors. Based out of Atlanta, Shahrukh's journey from a young entrepreneur selling cell phone accessories to revolutionizing the recruitment industry with AI and machine learning is nothing sho...

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Never Been Promoted Podcast with Thomas Helfrich

Join us as we dive into the inspiring journey of Molly Tschang, a beacon of positivity and empowerment in the entrepreneurial world. From overcoming personal challenges to becoming an advocate for authentic communication and self-discovery, Molly's story is a testament to the transformative power of embracing one's true self. Discover how Molly's passion for ...

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Embark on an inspiring journey with Vincent Catanzaro, a dynamic entrepreneur who turned his passion into a thriving business. Partnering with his wife in executive placement, Vincent shares the incredible story of starting a business with a family member, facing the challenges, and embracing the opportunities. Discover how Vincent's deep faith and entrepreneurial spirit he...

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Never Been Promoted Podcast with Thomas Helfrich

In this engaging episode of "Never Been Promoted," host Thomas Helfrich dives into an insightful conversation with Brian Mac Mahon, the Head Honcho at Expert Dojo, renowned as the most active VC group globally. Brian discusses his entrepreneurial journey, transitioning from startup roots to venture capital expertise, and delves into the intricacies of securing vent...

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With a background in global management consulting, Ted Shelton's foray into entrepreneurship and pitching to VCs was a journey like no other. Filled with moments of triumph and tribulation, his experiences shed light on the daunting complexities of securing funding and achieving success. But little did he know, an unexpected twist awaited him, one that would change the course of his entrepreneurial journey forever. Want to kno...

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Join John Jackson, a successful entrepreneur in the cybersecurity industry, as he shares his hiring and management strategies, future business plans, and favorite business books. But as he faces a sudden challenge, will he be able to navigate the complexities of running a business in a rapidly evolving industry? Tune in to find out.

About John Jackson:
John Jackson is a seasoned IT veteran with nearly 15 years of hands...

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Confronted with challenges, Justin Stephens experienced an unforeseen shift in his journey, guiding him towards a course marked by resilience and unwavering determination. His gripping tale of surmounting forced labor and familial business entanglements presents an unfiltered and relatable depiction of entrepreneurship. Through candidly narrating his struggles and successes, Justin's narrative becomes an inspiring source of ho...

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If you're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed because your current strategies for growing your business aren't yielding the results you hoped for, then you are not alone! You may be tirelessly networking and cold-calling, only to be met with rejection and disinterest from potential clients. Instead of seeing your business flourish, you may find yourself stuck in a cycle of disappointment and stagnation. But there is hope a...

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Join us as we explore the world of AI entrepreneurship with Brett Flinchum, CEO of Stellar. Learn about the importance of pivoting in the fast-paced AI industry, but be prepared for unexpected challenges that may leave Brett and his team facing difficult decisions. Tune in for an eye-opening journey into the world of AI entrepreneurship, where success and survival hang in the balance.

About Brett Flinchum:
Brett Flinch...

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A determined veteran-turned-entrepreneur, Chris Wysong, embarks on a journey to build a successful business after retirement, facing the challenge of balancing passion and profitability.

About Chris Wysong:
Chris Wysong, a retired military veteran, is the founder of Bucket of Bread LLC, a veteran-owned business based in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. With a background in the army, including service during the Gulf War and roles ...

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If you're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed because your business strategies aren't generating the desired growth, despite your hard work and dedication, then you are not alone! Many entrepreneurs are stuck in a cycle of repetitive actions that fail to produce the results they crave. Instead of experiencing success, they find themselves trapped in a stagnant market, unable to adapt and thrive.

About Mary Drumond...

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Imagine a man who had it all: a successful career, a stable income, and the respect of his peers. But deep down, he yearned for something more. That's when David Greenberg's life took an unexpected turn. Little did he know that his journey from the corporate world to franchise ownership would be filled with twists and turns he never saw coming. Buckle up, because David's story will leave you on the edge of your seat,...

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Do you want to build a thriving and sustainable business in today's ever-changing landscape? Are you searching for a solution that can help you achieve this desired outcome? Look no further! I have the answer you've been seeking. Join us as our guest, R Blank, shares the key to adapting and succeeding in the business world, allowing you to create a lasting impact and achieve long-term success.

About R Blank:
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Embark on a rollercoaster ride through Hunter Hodnett's entrepreneurial journey, where passion and drive collide with unexpected twists. As he shares his valuable lessons, brace yourself for a surprising turn that challenges his very foundation. Brace for a tale of triumph and tribulation, as Hunter unveils the powerful secret to his success. Get ready to discover the twist that propelled him forward, leaving you eager to unra...

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November 9, 2023 45 mins

Does this sound familiar? You have dreams of starting your own business, but you're constantly overwhelmed by fears and challenges that hold you back. You've been told to just push through and ignore your doubts, but this only leads to frustration and burnout. The pain of taking this ineffective action is that you're stuck in a cycle of self-doubt and lack of progress, feeling like success will always be out of reach...

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In a world where dreams are often dashed by discouragement, one man's journey took an unexpected turn. Meet Phillip Bogolub, the entrepreneur who defied conventional wisdom and found his way back to his true passion. From the medical field to a failed business venture, Phillip's story is a rollercoaster of emotions and surprises. But just when it seemed like all hope was lost, an opportunity arose that would change everyt...

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Does this sound familiar? You've been told that the key to success in the tech entrepreneurship industry is simply having a great idea. But despite your brilliant ideas, you're still struggling to build a successful startup. The pain of taking this ineffective action is all too real, as you see others achieving success while you remain stuck. It's time to break free from this misconception and gain valuable insights ...

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September 7, 2023 8 mins

Leverage technology wisely to scale your startup and avoid becoming a slave to your own business, as Thomas Helfrich, an expert in intelligent automation and AI systems, guides you through the ins and outs of navigating technology fatigue while accelerating growth.

In this episode, Thomas discusses how to:

  • Gain vital insights on harnessing technology as a means to spur the growth of your entrepreneurial journey.
  • Discover...
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August 31, 2023 5 mins

Have you ever felt the ground shift beneath your feet, propelling you into the unknown? That's exactly what happened to me on the day I embarked on my entrepreneurial journey. Little did I know, this path would lead me to a profound realization - sometimes, to grow, you have to let go. The bitter taste of bidding farewell to my old circle of friends, the frost numbing my emotions, it all seemed so daunting. But little did I kn...

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