Episode 64: Living “In Awe” with John O’Leary

I am extremely excited and honored to have on this episode, Bestselling Author, International Speaker, and fellow Podcaster, John O’Leary.   I had the privilege of seeing John speak in 2014 and knew immediately one day I will have him to one of our events.  He has been a great influence in my life.

Join John and me as we uncover:

  • The importance of the “reflection in the mirror”.
  • The strength and benefit of seeing the world with childlike curiosity and sense of wonder as an adult
  • The quality of leadership being not just about speaking but about modeling

 About My Guest:

Once expected to die, today John O’Leary teaches others how to truly live. As an internationally acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, and podcast host, John helps hundreds of thousands of people to live inspired each year, sharing his insights and inspiring message with emotional storytelling and unexpected humor. He is the founder of Rising Above, a lifestyle organization helping people and companies live an inspired life, and the author of the #1 national bestseller, On Fire. John inspires countless more through his weekly Monday Motivation essays, “Live Inspired Podcast” episodes and exclusive membership community. He lives with his wife and four children in St. Louis, Missouri.

Links:

http://johnolearyinspires.com/

Find his book In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy at http://johnolearyinspires.com/shop/in-awe-book/

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-inspired-podcast-with-john-oleary/id1166682012

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

Gratefully,

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]

Episode 62: Special Guest Alana Fulvio

I am joined today by Alana Fulvio, the “People First” Business Thought Leader.  This business strategist focuses on hiring done right.   Today our discussion will journey into:

  • Bringing best hiring practices to companies such as LinkedIn and GoPro
  • The failure in assuming everybody understands the culture of the company
  • The value of Intentional Leadership

 

About My Guest:

Alana Fulvio is a 13-time world record-holding athlete in Skydiving with over 3500 jumps, Silicon Valley Founder and CEO, writer, female solo traveler, humanitarian, Super Connector, sentient being advocate and global volunteer. In 2014, Alana quit her 13-year corporate Silicon Valley career as a Lead in-house Recruiter and Talent Acquisition Advisor for companies like LinkedIn and GoPro, after taking them public, to found her company Pendulum; she saw where companies were getting hiring wrong and has created the solutions to eliminate this costly blind spot.

She’s the “People First” Business Thought Leader who has cracked the code on how to get Hiring, Retention, Culture, Employee Performance, and Profit right, earlier than ever in history. She is disrupting the global Startup and small to medium-sized market by eliminating the biggest business profit loss blind spot with her innovative “plug-and-play” solutions, offering the market what it never had before. Alana has personally innovated top business strategies and solutions so businesses get hiring right — in any industry — and is known for building “WE Cultures”: high-performing cultures of retained and profit-driving employees with the least spend and time, with the highest ROI.

She’s an intuit and seer and can see things far deeper and faster than most in the world making her a priceless partner. Alana delivers a differentiating partnership giving her clients the upper hand and accelerating their growth and profitability.

Find out more at: http://www.pendulumglobal.com/

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

Gratefully,

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]

Episode 61: Special Guest Andy Priesman

 

Andy Priesman joins me on this episode of the Unstoppable Profit Podcast.   Andy is a veteran in the insurance industry and has led it with utilizing innovative technology and processes.   Join us as Andy and I discuss:

  • Growing the business using direct mail to bring in new clients
  • Utilizing a Producer style program for sales
  • Cover Desk: Hiring assistants to allow the account managers and producers to focus on acquisition and retention

 

About My Guest:

Cover Desk founder, Andy Priesman, is an insurance industry veteran with significant and extensive operational experience. He knows what it takes to make an independent insurance agency run well because he’s done it in his own business. Andy has blazed a trail of innovation in an industry not known for being on the cutting edge of technology or new processes.

With Cover Desk, he’s bringing his experience and innovation to agencies like his who need help competing against the big insurance brands.

Before Cover Desk, Andy established Greenway Insurance in 2007 and still owns the company today. Andy started his career with the New York Life Insurance Company and later started a Farmers Agency in 2005. In 2008 after Hurricane IKE, Andy saw the writing on the wall with Farmers. He decided to turn his agency into an independent insurance agency, specializing in personal and commercial lines insurance. Andy expanded carrier markets and opened up locations offices in Dallas, Austin, Texas, and Oxnard, CA, and Manila, Philippines. Andy added insurance agents, new carriers, and ultimately serves the client and not only one insurance company.

Today Greenway Insurance is a tech-focused mid-sized independent firm serving consumers and businesses in Texas, Florida, and California.

Greenway Insurance has received numerous awards, including the INC 5000.

Andy Priesman is a native Houstonian and grew up in Sugar Land, Texas, and later earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. Today Andy lives in Austin, Texas, with his beautiful wife Elana and his daughters Mia and Evie.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-priesman-6286834/

http://www.greenway-ins.com/

https://coverdesk.com/

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

Gratefully,

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]

Episode 60: Social Proof REVEALED

Today I am going to be talking to you about “WHY?”  Why should people do business with you and your agency instead of one of the many other options available to them?  I am going to share with you:

  • the importance of having a social proof arsenal
  • how to get started with collecting testimonials and what to do with them
  • the use of ‘risk reversal’ as a guarantee of your qualified services
  • the benefit of having live references ready to go based on the each of your niches

This is one of my favorite topics and I am excited to share my knowledge with you.

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

Gratefully,

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Email [email protected]