Fill in your Bio how should I introduce you? Sammy Blindell – The Brand Builder International Ripple Maker & Brand Visibility Mentor Sammy is a multi-award winning international speaker, 7 times best selling author and CVO behind The Brand Builders Club and One Drop Movement. Having spent 13 years in branding and marketing before launching her first business in 2002, Sammy built six more companies in the business growth sector. She launched www.howtobuildabrand.org in 2014, taking it from £0 to £18,000 of monthly revenue in 12 weeks with her first book and online program. In February 2017 she launched Brand Builders Club, which has hundreds of members Internationally. Finally, her Global movement ‘One Drop’ was founded in April 2019 to celebrate the ripple that is created when Changemakers collaborate rather than compete. Sammy has created 72 online products and 1000+ online courses to show others how to accomplish in just a few months what it takes most business owners a lifetime to achieve. Now it’s your turn! What was the biggest turning point in your life? Realising that I wasn't in love with the business I built and the stress of that almost killing me. Imagine you woke up tomorrow and you had to start all over what would you do different? I would build a team immediately. Linkedin Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/sammyblindellthebrandbuilder/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SammyBlindellOfficial Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sammyblindell/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SammyBlindell Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/howtobuildabrand Do you have anything you would like to promote? Book, Podcast, workshop... I'd love to talk about our Brand Builders Thinkubators that I run every Tuesday: www.BrandBuilders.club/Thinkubator
Fill in your Bio how should I introduce you? Susan Cross is a master storyteller, speaker, and public relations expert. She helps people and organizations navigate disruption to see themselves, their work, and the world in new, positive ways. Susan is also a passionate advocate of connecting with nature to reduce stress and anxiety and improve mood. What was the biggest turning point in your life? My showstopping moment came on January 30, 2017. That’s the day my appendix ruptured while on vacation on the remote Caribbean island of Dominica. It was dramatic and traumatic, but I was lucky. Despite conditions that didn’t look anything like what I was used in an American hospital (I was bed #3 in the women’s ward), I had an excellent medical team. It took five days for me to recover enough to get on a plane and return to the US and then several months at home to regain my balance. It was the biggest disruption of my life and the beginning of a major life reset for me. Suddenly, doing it all, all the time wasn’t as fun anymore. I still wanted to do well, but my motivation shifted. I became more present in all parts of my life beyond my profession. I became a better woman, wife, sister, mother, daughter, and friend. I also removed myself from situations that weren’t supportive of my newfound sense of self. Best of all? I haven’t stopped smiling since. Imagine you woke up tomorrow and you had to start all over what would you do different? Generally speaking, I’d laugh more, take life less seriously and love even more ferociously. From an experience standpoint, however, I wouldn’t change a thing. Every single thing I’ve ever done has prepared me for each moment I’m living in right now. I came close to dying and as hard as that was on me, it was also the beginning of my rediscovery of myself and I don't take that for granted. I’ve worked as a public relations expert for nearly 30 years. I have extensive experience in crisis and change-oriented communication, but the truth is that we’ve all experienced catastrophes. I’m convinced that my purpose is to help others navigate disruption and see themselves and the world in new, more positive ways. I want us to stop defining ourselves and each other by our worst moments and see them as points in time that move us forward. I wouldn't have this perspective if I hadn't gone through my life's experiences to date. Linkedin Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-cross/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SusanCrossWriter/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/susan_cross_writer/ Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnpiCrDccEz9hCKM0VRaGw/?guided_help_flow=5 Do you have anything you would like to promote? Book, Podcast, workshop... My book, The Power of Disruption: A Memoir of Discovery, is my candid memoir about my survival story in Dominica and afterward, including the five habits that anyone can use to tap into their best self in the midst of life chaos. I’ve also co-authored Chapter 11 in The Ultimate Guide to Self-Healing Techniques Volume 2, edited by Laura Di Franco. It's called Finding Your Zen: A Recipe for Natural Restoration No Matter Where You Live. In this chapter, my husband, Jon, and I share our story about restoring 20 acres of rare habitat in Ohio (where we live) and how to use nature to find peace. I love speaking about these topics! I also speak on business communications best practices. Learn more at www.susan-cross.com.
Isabelle Mercier Brand Positioning Strategist & Business Growth Catalyst Isabelle is the co-founder and CEO of LeapZone Strategies and one of the most inspirational branding, marketing and customer experience keynote speakers. She is a 'no-nonsense' dynamo, born to catapult passionate entrepreneurs and thought leaders to build businesses and brands designed to make life better. As one of North America’s Top Business Influencers, bestselling author, two-times TEDx speaker with over 2.5 Million views, and TV show host, Isabelle brings 25 years of branding, marketing and customer experience expertise. She has worked with more than 500 companies, including some influential and iconic brands like A&W, Robeez Footwear, Earls Restaurants, IMAX Corporation, and HSBC Investments just to name a few. Isabelle teaches how to grow businesses and brands that are designed to thrive in any economy by becoming and remaining The First, The Best or The Only. What was the biggest turning point in your life? There has been many big turning points in my life...however this one came to mind as it relates to "owning badassery" as we were talking about. I have recorded a short audio message as it is easier for me to 'speak it' rather than 'write it': https://www.voxer.com/v/ba30b91eb8 Imagine you woke up tomorrow and you had to start all over what would you do different? My life has been pretty 'epic' to date (epically awesome AND epically challenging) which has made me who I am today. I have zero regrets as I wholeheartedly belive that I am doing my very best with the knowledge and the information that I have at 'decision time'. Having said that, having an opportunity to start all over again...I would definately play harder, worry less and lean into my #NoFilter personality sooner. Linkedin Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/leapzone/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/isabelle.mercier.turcotte Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leapzone.strategies/ Twitter https://twitter.com/leapzone Youtube Channel www.LeapTV.com Do you have anything you would like to promote? Book, Podcast, workshop... Yes, I would love the opportunity to share my 90-minute Masterclass: BRAND FROM THE INSIDE OUT – Be The First, The Best or The Only. Brand From The Inside Out is a smart and motivating way to learn the key ingredients needed to get crystal clear on what your brand stands for, what problems you solve, and most importantly, what makes you The First, The Best, or The Only: https://leapzone.lpages.co/pax-bfio-webinar-optin/
Pablo Gonzalez is obsessed with human connection, and he’s used his expertise to manage a 120 person, $15M construction business at 25, build various young professional groups for charities, and be named a Latino Leader of the Future by Latino Leaders Magazine and a Top 20 Under 40 for Brickell Magazine. He’s now a professional speaker and the founder and Chief Executive Connector at Connect With Pablo, a content marketing and community creation agency, proving that community creation is the future of business development. More than anything, he’s dying to be your friend. Welcome... Pablo Gonzalez What was the biggest turning point in your life? When my brother passed, 1,200 people showed up to his funeral, and my family was greatly buoyed by an outpouring of support that ensued. This made me realize the value of community, and set me on a path to prove it as a business model. Imagine you woke up tomorrow and you had to start all over what would you do different? I honestly have a hard time thinking there is something I could've done different that would make me any more complete than I am today. I truly believe I'm exactly where I need to be. I found out that my natural ability with people and tendency to be an entertainer (which was intentionally subdued by my parents growing up) is great for business, but if I had dedicated myself towards that sooner, I wouldn't have the business context I could apply it to. If I had a stricter work ethic (that I wish I had now) maybe I wouldn't have developed my people skills so acutely. I guess I can settle on two things- 1. I would have become a much earlier adopter of social media if I knew what the real purpose of it was 2. I would've made a bigger point to learn to surf sooner Linkedin Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablo-gonzalez-4333b42/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pabloantoniogonzalez Instagram https://www.instagram.com/connectwithpablo/ Twitter https://twitter.com/BuildConscience (really not active on it) Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbx9yJRhDpBvAeKJ3u2zo9Q Do you have anything you would like to promote? Book, Podcast, workshop... My podcast- Chief Executive Connector
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Location
Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Episode Count
241
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 week, 17 hours
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