The Achievers Show

The Achievers Show

The Achievers Show is a daily source of inspiration for us, and we hope for you too. We focus on the most interesting leaders, the exciting do-ers, and the entrepreneurs who challenge our thinking. Each episode is an opportunity to listen in on a natural conversation, a style we find gets you closer to the individual and how they tick. In this format you hear their truer voice, and they generously share more about their own learnings, no matter what they had to go through to get where they are. They inspire others with their brilliance, drive and tenacity. They set goals, make decisions and execute plans as they lead companies to greatness. These are The Achievers. If you believe you are an Achiever, apply now. If your application is successful, we will feature you in a video interview, on our podcast, and across our social channels including TikTok.


March 23, 2023 32 mins

“The people who are on your show, they're part of your network. I have 128 women who I would never have ever thought that I would have even talked to. It has really helped with my network, and it's created an amazing foundation for my business,” shares Lindsay Pinchuk, entrepreneur, small business advocate, and host of the Dear FoundHer podcast. Lindsay created her podcast as a way to showcase women business owners and their amazin...

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“We're asking that every member who joins pledges to help 100 other women build a more financially free and fulfilling life,” shares Kiley Peters, founder of RAYNE IX and The 100 Collective. Kiley is a serial entrepreneur whose passion lies in helping other women business owners succeed. She started The 100 Collective as a way to amplify female small business owners, provide small business coaching, and create a supportive and dram...

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January 31, 2023 53 mins

“The product is just an excuse,” said Brickroad founder Mike Faley, of the specialized Obie coffee mug. Mike’s real mission is to spread the word about the transformative power of therapy, which he believes every one of us should be regularly engaging in. Still, the story of the mug’s creation, and everything that led up to it is nonetheless fascinating.


Growing up in the rough interior of Baltimore, Mike was surrounded by violen...

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“I kind of started this whole thing as a parent who loved to travel but didn't want to travel with their child,” says Erika Bud, about the origins of her family travel podcast Planes,Trains & Kids Abroad. It wasn’t until she had a daylong layover in China en route to Australia, and watched her then-five-year-old son interact in wonder with his new surroundings, that she changed her stance. In the four years since, Erika, a single m...

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“Google values original content (such as podcasts), and Google values content that comes from humans,” says Sarah Lockwood, “And I think that our team of really talented podcast show note writers and experts do a wonderful job of really enticing listeners to care about your show and to be intrigued and want to play it. Also, balancing out the considerations of search engine optimization, AI is never going to be able to do that as w...

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December 12, 2022 24 mins

“I felt all of it,” says Cheri Ruskus, “the highest highs and the lowest lows.” Starting her first business in her 20s, she experienced all of the emotions that most entrepreneurs have felt or are likely to feel. Some of this is due to her recently diagnosed ADHD, which, she says, many entrepreneurs have. It’s not an affliction, but just a different way of learning, she says. It also explains why entrepreneurs are attracted to ‘Bri...

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“They’ll come to us and not ruin our wheels? Awesome,” is the essence of the customer reaction to Blu Mobile Tire. Despite launching their business in March of 2020 as COVID hit, Frank and Jen’s mobile tire repair service quickly took off thanks to this balance of convenience and trustworthy, ethical customer service. The service they’ve created saves busy people hours spent waiting in the mechanic’s shop to get their tires changed...

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"Nobody wants to mess up their payroll," says Pincus Schiff, Co-Founder of Friday, "If you do, you'll hardly get out of it." Friday is a team management software that allows small businesses to conduct their payroll, with the added benefit of helping their teams communicate and connect. Known as "The Payroll Guy," Pincus recognized that many people seek the service of payroll agents because the process is completely foreign to them...

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Whether it be TikTok, Instagram, or the often underutilized Youtube, you want to find out where your potential candidates hang out on social media just as you would do with customers. Andrea explains that you should locate where candidates gather and then make your presence known there. Candidates are certainly evaluating companies via social platforms, particularly dedicated employment review sites like Glassdoor or Indeed. 



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August 29, 2022 17 mins

Aloha is the spirit of love and fellowship that Amy Connelly weaves into each piece of her eco-friendly beachwear and Turkish towel lines at Shaka Love.  What makes this Turkish towel so impactful is not just its weave, known for being quick drying and superabsorbent, but more importantly, buying one of these towels contributes to water conservation and equity across the globe.


As it turns out, towels soak up way more water than ...

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“At the end of the day, 99% of your problems can be solved if you just sell what you’re trying to sell. But a lot of people don’t want to do that because it’s hard work,” says Chase Clymer, host of Honest Ecommerce.


When Chase first got into the ecommerce industry nearly a decade ago, there was what he describes as an “ugly underbelly” of get-rich-quick schemes ready to part eager people from their money. Most prominent among the...

“Oh, I’m just a 23-year-old; I don’t know anything, will you come on [my podcast] and talk about your story?” 

This was the simple approach Ryan Atkinson (a senior in college when he began) took to asking some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, like Josh Clemente and Alexandra Zatarain. To his surprise, most agreed, and with 56 episodes and counting, The Business Cloud does a great job of discovering valuable and interes...

Want to hear about one of the most productive commutes ever?! Red Dragon (Casey Binkley) was driving home to Toronto when he saw a truck go by with great branding on it. However, the two trucks following were blank, triggering his A HA moment that blank trucks were valuable and underutilized space for advertising!

An Achiever of action, Red Dragon founded Movia, an out-of-home advertising business that wraps blank delivery trucks i...

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“Your kids don’t need a fairy godmother, they don’t need a prince to save the day, they need you to put together an estate plan to protect them” says Pamela Maass Garrett, author of Legally Ever After.

If a child does go through their own real-life Cinderella scenario, with a parent passing away unexpectedly without a legal plan in place, assets meant for them may become tied up in legal confusion, and they may end up living with p...

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In the state of Colorado, 80% of divorces have at least one party of the two that elects to handle the process without an attorney, yet arriving at a long term, successful outcome is a specialist skill, where experience really makes a difference.

Many will find the paperwork to be complicated and unfamiliar, and if they need to attend court, that environment has its own language / required ways of behaving that might feel intimidat...

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Purchasing a home is the most significant investment most people will ever make. Yet a lot of people don’t know what goes on behind the scenes of the appraisal process, or that they can choose the best person for the job. Rob Johnson, with his natural salesmanship and extensive background in software, felt that he and Adam Millson, an appraiser, were the best people for this niche industry. The two veterans drive Think Tank, a bout...

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A lot goes into building a legacy, and estate planning attorney Bonnie Faucett knows this better than most. Her three successful practices, all of which fall under the umbrella brand, “Your Legacy”, help clients and their lawyers plan their estates in the most inviting, efficient and secure manner possible. At Your Legacy Lawyer, she helps families with children protect their assets. At Your Legacy Drafting, she and colleague Pamel...

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It's hard to imagine LavaBox being created by anyone other than Josh Thurmond. This portable campfire is a nexus of all the passions and purposes that drive his life. As a whitewater rafting guide, Josh stored supplies in military ammunition canisters, or "ammo cans," as the cans are waterproof and indestructible. They were also a constant symbolic presence among the wounded veterans with whom he did philanthropic work. "There's no...

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