July 6, 2020
Natilie Queiroz’s life changed in a 9 minute span on Friday March 4th 2016. Eight months pregnant Natalie was standing in broad daylight near a busy suburban centre when she was stabbed 24 times with a 12 inch carving knife.
She suffered horrific life-critical wounds to her major organs and main arteries. After heroic intervention by passers-by and police, an air ambulance rescue was launched, and against all medical odds, Natalie and her baby survived – but not without life-changing physical and emotional damage.
In the four years since the attack, Natalie has started up two businesses – Natalie Q Inspire Ltd where she works as a motivational speaker and consultant and Inspire 2 Quit Blades, a Community Interest Company that focuses on tackling the rising epidemic in knife crime through sharing her experience as the victim to ‘at risk’ youth groups.
Her best selling book, Still Standing, documents the before, during as well as the important rebuild of her life.
July 3, 2020
Dave is a leadership coach, author, and public speaker. Dave gave up a 6 figure corporate income to chase his goal of creating and inspiring 90 million purpose-driven leaders. Dave believes that Leadership Is Simple. You Lead People. He calls BS on the leadership industry and says we have over-complicated things and are wasting billions on leadership training that is outdated. In a world where the only certainty is uncertainty organizational structures are under attack. Dave says the answer is simple (not easy). Shift from a business model to a model business or accept the coming demise of your business.
July 1, 2020
Lindsay Hadley is the Founder and CEO of Hadley Impact Consulting as is one of the most sought-after consultants and producers in the nonprofit sector. Early in her career, Lindsay facilitated humanitarian projects in Kenya, Peru, Mexico, and Thailand.
Lindsay has produced events such as The End of Polio Concert in Perth, Australia, and the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, 3 years running, which featured some the world's biggest music acts, Hollywood actors, and countless world leaders.
In 2013 Lindsay founded Hadley Impact Consulting where she and her team have partnered with local startups and international foundations to brainstorm the best ways to magnify impact, building on others’ big ideas and incubating our own.
Lindsay continues to demonstrate her exceptional fundraising skills, raising more than $35M+ directly for her clients and has leveraged $Billions for causes through her campaigns and events.
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July 1, 2020
Tim's Top 7 takeaways from Episode 192 of Screw the Naysayers was David Tao, the Founder and CEO of BarBend a Forbes 30 under 30 recipient for media who has nearly a decade of experience building and running some of the biggest online brands - Sleepopolis, SecurityBaron, and now BarBend.
BarBend is a fitness and strength-sports news site that attracts one million monthly visitors and is the official media partner of USA Weightlifting, the sport's national governing body. BarBend has raised $825,000 in seed funding. In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and a contributor to Forbes, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print.
June 30, 2020
Peter Taunton founded Snap Fitness in 2003 with one location. Today there are 2,500 Snap Fitness franchises in 26 countries.
Peter didn’t stop there in recent years, he has acquired and founded several brands to round out the consumer-fitness experience. Together with the Snap Fitness brand they comprise the world’s largest wellness franchise organization, serving 165 million workouts and counting. In January of 2019 Peter announced that he was stepping down as chief executive of the Snap Fitness workout chain and its parent company, Lift Brands. Today he is focused on his charitable work and also mentors up and coming entrepreneurs.
In this episode I share 5 things I learned from Peter about starting and scaling a global franchise
June 26, 2020
J.T. McCormick shouldn’t have succeeded. He was born the mixed-race son of a drug-dealing pimp father and a orphaned, single mother on welfare. He was raised in the slums of Dayton, Ohio, suffered incredible abuse and racism, and had multiple stints in the juvenile justice system. He barely graduated high school and has no college degree.
Adversity hit again in 2008 when JT saw his $1 million account balance wipd out.
Today JT is the CEO of Scribe Media, a company that in 2018 was acknowledged by Entrepreneur Magazine as having the best culture in America.
June 24, 2020
John Perkins is an author and activist whose 10 books on global intrigue, shamanism, and transformation including Touching the Jaguar, Shapeshifting and the classic Confessions of an Economic Hit Man have been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 70 weeks, sold over 2 million copies and are published in 35 languages. As chief economist at a major consulting firm, he advised the World Bank, United Nations, Fortune 500 corporations, US and other governments. He regularly speaks at universities, economic forums, and shamanic gatherings around the world and is a founder and board member of the nonprofit organizations, the Pachamama Alliance and Dream Change.
His new book is titled Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear into Action to Change Your Life and the World. John tells the dramatic story of how, when he was a Peace Corps volunteer, his life was saved by an Amazonian shaman who taught him to “touch the jaguar,” to change his reality by embracing perceptions that transformed fears into positive actions.
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June 22, 2020
The entire trajectory of Chad Bourquin’s life changed at age seventeen when a band came through his high school and played a concert. All it took was his buddy turning to him and saying, “why don’t you learn to play guitar and we will start a band?” So that’s what he did.
Six months later, he got replaced by a much better player and that was the moment he committed to becoming the best guitar player he could. Two years of 3-5 hours practice per night landed him a position in a touring band where he performed for 4-6 nights per week for 4 years before the singer walked out leaving his dad’s words of “you can’t make any money in that industry” ringing in my head. “You need a back up plan.”
Chad spent the next 15 years in 3 different backup plans before finally hitting his end. None of them ever became successful. Chad still remembers sitting in his studio when he said to himself, “If I’m going to go down, I’m going to at least do it doing something I love.”
Today, Chad is doing everything he loves doing. He gets paid very well to play, write and record music, and get this, to inspire others through the Dream Big Series.
You can contact Chad at:
Dream Big Series Keynote Concerts and Podcast: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/dream-big-series-1
Big Time Grain Company - Country Act: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/big-time-grain-co/
Bourquin Brothers Publishing - Music Licensing: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/bourquin-brothers-publishing
Play Music Make More - Artist and Musician Online Training: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/play-music-make-more-com
June 19, 2020
Ken is a Tony Award-winning producer of Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including most recently Once on This Island (2018 Tony Award Best Musical Revival), Gettin' the Band Back Together, Groundhog Day: The Musical, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, and The Play That Goes Wrong. Davenport has revolutionized the Broadway market with his diverse approaches at engaging audiences through his shows, as well as supported the Broadway ecosystem through a number of his own subsidiary businesses. He is an internationally recognized and award-winning writer of several Broadway and Off Broadway shows as well as several books about producing, Broadway investing, and how to raise money for shows. Additionally, he is the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.
Ken says that his mission is to continually educate, entertain and inspire the world through theatre, Davenport has made headlines by doing “stuff” that other people don't.
In addition to his many producing credits through Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, he also has created many subsidiary businesses to support the Broadway market.
In 2019, Inc. 5000 named Davenport Theatrical Enterprises one of America's fastest-growing private companies.