Spotlight Interview: Dave Mattson

Dave Mattson - Sandler Systems, Inc

Dave talks about innovation, learning from customers, and success in sales.

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Spotlight Interview: David Allen

David Allen - Getting Things Done

David talks about GTD and how it can help you, your business, and your success.

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Spotlight Interview: Gordon Logan

Gordon Logan - Sport Clips

Gordon talks about Sport Clips and the success of the franchise model he built.

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Feb9

Rob-Jan de Jong
Rob-Jan de Jong

Rob-Jan de Jong is an international speaker, writer and consultant on strategy and leadership themes. He serves as an expert lecturer at various leading business schools such as the Wharton Business School (USA), Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA), Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands), and Sabanci Business University (Turkey).

In 2015, Rob-Jan will be launching and promoting his book Anticipate, which is the culmination of 8 years of work in understanding how leaders can increase their visionary capacity.

BusinessInterviews.com:  Where does your interest and passion for understanding leadership come from?

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Jan14

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John Baldoni

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach and speaks throughout North America and Europe.

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Jan6

Brent Feldman
Brent Feldman
Matchbox Design Group
Co-Founder

Matchbox Design Group was founded in 2006 by Brent Feldman and Cullen Whitmore. During the past eight years they have grown into a highly specialized six-person team that focuses on digital marketing, web design and web development.

Over the past two years, they’ve amplified their web services by offering a full-range of search engine optimization (SEO) solutions to their clients. SEO allows Matchbox Design Group to build enticing websites that outperform the competition and deliver results.

BusinessInterviews.com: What are some of the biggest mistakes you see businesses make when it comes to website design?

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Dec5

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Rajdeep Dosanjh
WiseRound
Co-founder

WiseRound enables protégés to improve their career prospects in the Banking & Finance industries, by providing them with expert battle tested advice from real industry Mentors.

Protégés across all age ranges & experiences, aiming to progress in any areas of Banking & Finance; IT, Front Office, Operations and many more, use WiseRound.

Any professional with a background in Banking & Finance can be a WiseRound mentor, we accept all ages and experience, with the one condition: that they add value to our driven protégés.

At WiseRound, the mantra we live by is to educate and inspire. We believe that we can transform training in the Banking and Finance industry, one person at a time.

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Nov21

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Brian Carter
The Brian Carter Group
Founder

Brian Carter, internationally bestselling author of five books: The Like Economy, LinkedIn for Business and Facebook Marketing, The Cowbell Principle and Network Marketing For Facebook, is one of the best known names in digital marketing and social media and is respected as an international authority on how organizations can generate bigger business results.

The Brian Carter Group is one of the top digital optimization companies in the world, and has worked with numerous Fortune 500 and medium-sized clients since 2004, including Microsoft, NBC, PrideStaff, Citrix and Dramamine.

The Carter Group often can deliver significant improvements in advertising costs, for example 4-cent Facebook post engagements, 20 cent Facebook fans, a 40% reductions in advertising cost per click or cost per lead, and engagement improvements of 30-50%.

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Sep30

Joelle Jay
Joelle K. Jay, Ph. D
The Leadership Research Institute
Principal & Author

Joelle Jay is a principal with the global leadership development firm, Leadership Research Institute (LRI), which specializes in leadership and organizational development. They partner with leaders across a wide variety of industries, helping them to guide and transform their organizations. As an executive coach, author and speaker, Joelle helps leaders leverage their talents to achieve top performance and business results. As a result, leaders are able to sustain the effectiveness and sense of professional well-being that keep them at their best.

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BusinessInterviews.com: Why do you believe that leaders never have to choose between success and happiness?

Dr. Jay: If you want to be truly successful, part of your success depends on being happy. The goal is to find personal success that also leads to business or financial success. For example, you may be someone who has been successful but hasn’t taken the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. In that case, tapping into one of the practices of personal leadership I recommend, Feel Fulfillment, is a way to help you feel that what you’re doing matters, and give you the perspective you need to realign with your goals. You become more successful when you embrace that success and let yourself feel it. By doing so, connect to an internal source of vitality that leaders need in order to strive.

BusinessInterviews.com: How can leaders utilize personal leadership practices to prioritize work and life and maintain a healthy work-life balance?

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Jun24

Dr. Mary M. Gillam
Dr. Mary M. Gillam
M2G Dynamic Leadership Solutions, LLC
President & CEO

Imagine being married at age 14, giving birth to 17 children, and widowed at 48, with five teenage children still at home to raise. If that is not enough, you are now given sole responsibility for four of your little grandchildren – all under the age of six. That is the story of the paternal grandmother of Dr. Mary M. Gillam because that is exactly what happened to her. Dr. Gillam was one of those little grandchildren.

Despite growing up in very humbling conditions, Dr. Gillam was determined to succeed. With God as her guide and her grandmother as a role model, Dr. Gillam triumphed against the odds. After achieving the rank of Colonel in the United States Air Force, she was later selected to the Senior Executive Service Corps in the Department of Defense at the Pentagon. Destined to follow her dream of business ownership, in 2013, Dr. Gillam established M2G Dynamic Leadership Solutions, LLC. The company is a woman-owned, service-disabled veteran, small business specializing in information systems technology management and leadership development consulting services located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

BusinessInterviews.com: Do you think that with the right training that most people possess the potential to be good leaders?

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Jan30

Ivan Rosenberg
Ivan Rosenberg
Frontier Associates, Inc.
President & CEO

Ivan Rosenberg is an experienced management consultant and change agent, who for more than 20 years has coached myriad organizations to breakthrough performance. His engagements include broad organizational culture changes in support of corporate restructuring, as well as individual executive coaching.

Frontier Associates is a management consulting and organizational coaching firm that works with clients to produce breakthroughs in performance.

BusinessInterviews.com: When it comes to facilitating change within organizations your approach is not based on providing extensive analysis or giving business advice. Can you explain why it’s important to implement processes that are supportive and leave organizational members with a sense of empowerment?

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Jan29

Dave Wakeman
Dave Wakeman
Wakeman Consulting Group
Principal

Dave Wakeman is a leader in the consulting field working with organizations to improve their performance and to stop wasting time and money on solutions that will never work.

He has worked with international leaders in their category like American Express, Madison Square Garden, and Marriott to improve their business offerings and to get better results from their time and money. Wakeman Consulting Group is a boutique management consulting firm that focuses on helping companies achieve better results in their investments of time and money.

BusinessInterviews.com: What the some of the common barriers you see your clients facing when it comes to running a company efficiently and effectively?

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Jul30

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Redickaa Subramanian
Interakt
Founder

Redicka Subrammanian and Dakshen R co-founded Interakt Digital Communications Group in January 2004 with just $6,000 in their pockets. Their dream was to be pioneers in the digital space – and they have never lost sight of that.

Today, Interakt is a full-service digital communications firm that delivers creative solutions at the intersection of business, marketing and technology. With its signature approach of “Communications inside out”, Interakt helps leading brands, such as Citibank, The Estée Lauder Companies, Levi’s and Lenovo deliver their brand promise through:

• Internal communications that connect employees with the brand and help them protect and enhance its meaning and value

• External communications that engage audiences, inspire them to action and sustain long-term relationships

MO: Can you talk about the early days of Interakt, the challenges that you faced and how you overcame them?

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Jul9

Donnie-Cooper
Donnie Cooper

Donnie Cooper spent years studying the crap out of every SEO blog he could find on Google. He used all that learning to help a select few clients’ rank, get traffic & get rich by implementing as many tactics as they would let him.

The problem came when he realized he was spending too much time studying and not enough time executing. It’s the classic SEO trap that too many people fall into. Donnie is now spending his time executing all that stuff he learned, while waging war on procrastination & buck passing. He advocates for mastering the basics before even thinking about reading advanced theories on SEO blogs. He also advocates for learning to do web marketing in house instead of falling into the forever outsourcing trap.

MO: What was the hardest part about launching your own business?

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