Thom Singer’s first job was a busboy at “The Big Yellow House Restaurant” in Southern California. He has authored twelve books on the power of business relationships, sales, networking, presentation skills and entrepreneurship, and regularly speaks to corporate, law firm and convention audiences. As the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast, Thom interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and others who possess an extra dose of the entrepreneurial spirit. As the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast, Thom interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and others who possess an extra dose of the entrepreneurial spirit.
Jim McCarthy is the co-founder and CEO of Stellar Tickets (www.stellartickets. com) and Goldstar (, a company that sells millions of live event tickets to millions of people on behalf of more than 5,000 venues and producers each year. An e-commerce veteran, Jim has spent his entire career in high-growth businesses and likes to share his knowledge and insight with others.   He’s the editor and main contributor to a website for live entertainment and arts marketers. He’s the curator and co-founder of TEDxBroadway the sold-out annual event dedicated to the question: “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?” He’s spoken at conferences all over the world, including TED, SXSW, INTIX and more. His articles have been in Forbes, Fast Company and Business Insider.   Jim is the organizer of the Pasadena Entrepreneurs’ MasterMind Meetup, which Pasadena Business Now noted, “Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar, discussed his personal philosophy of business and leadership. His stories of humanity and giving brought tears to many eyes and motivated all to do more for more. It was clear to all why Jim’s MasterMind groups have a many-month waiting list to learn from him and his vision and insight.” Jim is also a very active member on the Board of Directors for Union Station Homeless Services as well as the Pasadena Playhouse.   He studied English at Harvard University and received an MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management.   Jim also has a black belt in Northern Eagle Claw Kung Fu.   His websites are and
Episode 602 of "Making Waves at C-Level" is a re-broadcast of the "Digital Enterprise Society Podcast".  Thom Singer interviews attorney, speaker, consultant and author Kelly Charles-Collins about unconscious bias and doing what it takes to keep your company on the right side of the next #hashtag movement. They discuss the differences between racism and unconscious bias, steps you can take to minimize unconscious biases in your company and your career, and the importance of never being a bystander when action needs to happen.     About Kelly Charles-Collins   Kelly Charles-Collings empowers smart organizations to stay on the right side of the next #hashtag movement.   She has the unique ability of making complicated, difficult, and sensitive topics approachable. As the CEO of HR Legally Speaking, LLC and an attorney, speaker, and author, Kelly leverages her legal expertise, intuitive perspective, and warm personality to help people understand how our unconscious minds affects our decision-making in work and life.   Kelly Charles-Collings is a a sought-after around the country because of her expertise in helping organizations and individuals realize how unconscious bias and indifference can stifle opportunity, prevent people from reaching their full potential, and cause harmful professional, personal, and legal issues.   Using more than 20+ years of experience as an employment law attorney, she empowers leaders to stay on the right side of the next #hashtag movement.   After working with Kelly, leaders are able to identify the changes they need to make to improve culture, promote diversity and inclusion, boost productivity and protect their people and profit.   Kelly shares her expertise on disrupting unconscious bias, bystander intervention and conducting workplace investigations through training, consulting, and keynote speaking engagements.   Kelly Charles-Collins is the author of ACE Your Workplace Investigations. She delivered an award-winning TEDx Talk on The Bystander Effect: Why Some People Act and Others Don’t, and has been featured on television and radio and quoted in several publications.   Outside of the courtroom and the boardroom, Kelly enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and inspiring women to stand unapologetically in their greatness.   Find more information at 
For episode #601 Thom Singer sits down with Todd Connor to talk about entrepreneurship, side hustles, and the changes in the workplace because of COVID and other changes in society.    Todd Connor is a widely sought-after speaker, thought leader, and consultant who leads individuals and organizations to unlock their full entrepreneurial potential.   Todd is the founder of Bunker Labs, a national entrepreneurship organization with chapters in 30 states across the U.S., which works with military veterans and military spouses who want to start their own business.   He is also the founder of The Collective Academy, Emerson House, as well as other for-profit and philanthropic organizations. For speaking requests, access to additional thought leadership, or to attend Third Shift Entrepreneur workshops visit 
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