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Mitchell Kaplan has been a bookseller and has owned the independent bookstores Books & Books for over 35 years. He is also co-founder of the acclaimed Miami Book Fair. If you love books, writers or are a passionate reader, this podcast is for you. Enter The Literary Life where every Friday you’ll hear candid conversations with Mitchell and his guests.
 
Known for finding and showcasing talented, yet to be discovered artists and creators, Michael Harren’s podcast, MikeyPod, takes the listener on inspiring journeys of true—and often remarkable—stories of the courage, passion, and struggles many have faced while bringing their visions to life. In production since 2005, MikeyPod invites you to pour a warm drink, grab a notebook (in case inspiration strikes!), curl up with your favorite blanket or four- legged family member, and prepare to be mo ...
 
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From an early age, Mitchell Kaplan was afforded the freedom to go explore life and discover possibilities. For him, finding an exact focal point for his passion for a literary life came in stages. It took from being and English major in Colorado where the Beat movement was experiencing a resurgence in the 1970s to fleeing law school to settle for b…
 
Emily Shaw is one of the leading Sales Consultants at Lushin, Inc., a professional training and coaching company that guides business leaders in clarifying their intent for growth by teaching through example. Emily serves as part of the team that brings in individuals with different personalities, strengths, and experiences which would resonate wit…
 
Scott Kaplan is the speaker, author, and GTM Board Advisor who Founded Quick Hit Sales Tips. Also standing as the Chief Coach for the sales consulting company, Scott has been working with sales reps who wish to crush their quotas and sales leaders who wish to double their bookings, having trained over 15,000 sellers and over 5,000 frontline sales m…
 
Dad of the Month is back! Mike Cannon is here to share how his wife’s constant moisturizing of his face may be a power move (that we love). He openly talks about fatherhood and his volatile relationship with his own dad and how he can parent differently. He shares a notable moment on tour with Kyle where the bomb of all show bombs took place, and K…
 
Amy Lehman, my guest today, trained to be a surgeon to be a better doctor than the ones who treated her when she was younger. She found her passion in working with underserved communities along the shores of Lake Tangayanika in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the past decade, her original dream of creating the Lake Tangayanika Floating Healt…
 
Alice Heiman is one of the most sought after entrepreneur sales coaches who Founded and is Chief Sales Officer of Alice Heiman, LLC. It is where she extensively demonstrates the direct correlation between sales performance and a leader’s mindset as she firmly believes and practices that a sales leader’s approach to their sales team immediately and …
 
Scott Milener is the sales expert CEO Of IntroSnap, an outbound lead generation platform that harnesses the purposeful balance of business and supporting global causes, making it easier for professionals to connect while supporting global causes important to the future - the faster and more affordable way. A graduate of University of Rochester with…
 
Meghann Misiak is the sales strategist/trainer who Founded The Path to President’s Club, a professional training and coaching platform that helps salespeople find the shortcut to the highlight of their career. By helping individuals achieve mastery of their craft, her platform allows salespeople to work consistently and get their return of investme…
 
Our first overseas guest (although a Jersey girl at heart) is actor/singer/painter Esther Canata. She shares the scandalous way she met Kyle in the 90s (take a guess), her horrible #metoo stories, and how she ended up with a good bad boy. Her 2 kids are her life, but her creativity never dies. She’s here to remind you that yours shouldn’t either.…
 
Jeff Kirchick is the Strategic Director at Cresta, an artificial intelligence company in the CX space backed by a16z, Greylock Partners, and Sequoia Capital. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Next Caller, a Y-Combinator backed technology company that was recently acquired by Pindrop Security and where he made a success…
 
Considering how much I love Michael Zapruder‘s music, I probably should not have been so surprised by how much we vibed together in this week’s episode of the podcast. His latest album, Latecomers, is rhythmically vibrant, melodically adventurous, and lyrically poetic yet conversational. Many of these qualities found their way into our conversation…
 
Sarnath Banerjee, is best known for his incisive portrayal of South Asian characters in his graphic novels and serial graphic publications. But a conversation with him quickly reveals his multifaceted search for purpose and the right medium to express the mystical cities and apparitional characters that, it would seem, took up residence in his imag…
 
Kayla Cytron-Thaler is a Business Team lead of Domino Data Lab, a computer software enterprise that powers model-driven business for the world’s most advanced enterprises, including over 20% of the Fortune 100. After recently discovering that her passion lies in the world of sales and business development, Kayla has been a constant achiever when it…
 
Amy Hrehovcik is a Sales Enablement Pioneer who is a Member and Advisor of RevGenius, a Think Tank that builds sales, marketing and rev-ops space dedicated to individuals who wish to learn, share, support and grow with each other. She is also one of the founding members of the revered LinkedIn B2B Sales Pro Community - Sales Hacker, Inc. Being a sa…
 
Kerri Louise, comedian and mom of 3, shares what it’s like getting ready to send her twin boys off to college in the midst of a pandemic. She reminds us that every good love story has heartbreaking moments, so don’t worry if you have a fight with your boo! Kerri also caught someone stealing her comedian husband’s joke, and, shocker, Karen thinks Ke…
 
Richard Smith is the Co-Founder and VP of Sales of Refract who is passionate about building outbound sales teams, coaching reps to sales excellence. Refract is a coaching and consulting company that empowers Sales Management Teams in identifying and immediately improving costly mistakes, errors and missed opportunities. In all their sectors, they f…
 
Pablo Corral Vega is an Ecuadoran photographer and winner of many accolades including a Neiman Fellowship at Harvard University. From a childhood balanced between a patient and practical lawyer father and a very creative mother – as he tells it – Pablo’s imagination was fired by light. Possessed by his own creativity Pablo did climb to heights few …
 
Casey Jacox is a B2B sales professional who has been the National #1 Producer for 10 consecutive years. Moving into executive roles one after another, he later on transitioned out of the corporate world to write his book - Win the Relationship, Not the Deal, and started his own podcast for fathers called “The Quarterback Dadcast.” As a self-proclai…
 
Alexine Mudawar is an experienced B2B SaaS Sales representative and is currently the Major Account Executive representing Displayr, an all-in-one statistical analysis and reporting tool designed to analyze, visualize and develop interactive reports from survey data. Being a multi-talented sales representative, she’s very reliable for her expertise …
 
Scott Ballard is the Sales Coach, Speaker, and Author who founded Confidence Coach in 2009. Because of his dyslexia, he’s able to harness the ability to see, believe, and encourage talents and abilities in others that he calls the superpower of encouragement. He has used this unique leadership ability to build a business from his kitchen table with…
 
Like her latest solo theater piece Delejos (from afar), my conversation this week with Julie Piñero explores themes of grief, distance, Latinx identity, virtual reality, and music in a strikingly intimate way. Our conversation here dives deep into the loss that ultimately gave birth to this, her first solo show, but also into the seemingly disparat…
 
Gabrielle “GB” Blackwell is the Sales Development Manager of Gong who serves in virtue of Empowerment, Advocacy, and Enlightenment with the way she cultivates expertise in Sales Leadership, Sales Training, Sales Management, Change Management, Sales Coaching, Personal Coaching, Sales Enablement, and Cold Calling. Being heavily involved in the tech s…
 
Bryan McDonald is the Sales and Executive Business Coach, Speaker, Podcast Host, and Partner of onPurpose Growth, a coaching and consulting platform that helps businesses achieve the kind of results that they want through their carefully curated work pattern: Purpose. Process. People. As a leading expert in B2B sales strategies, systems, processes,…
 
I had a fantastic chat with Sheila Carrasco this week about her new solo show, Anyone But Me, (currently in its final week – Get tickets here!) The show dissects the psyches of women who struggle with self-identity, and our conversation explores the ways that creating and performing the show has transformed Ms. Carrasco’s own perception of self. I …
 
Peter Zuccarini started dreaming of becoming an underwater cameraman early. Starting his life in Key Biscayne, Florida, he pursued his dream with a passion that clearly went beyond a way to make a living. Ultimately he did reach the peaks in a career that has taken him across the globe. His work as an underwater cameraman and director of photograph…
 
Andy Paul is the well-known host of “Sales Enablement with Andy Paul,” the top-rated sales podcast that’s been considered as the go-to resource for sales leaders and top sales producers around the world with more than 900 episodes to date and millions of downloads. Andy has been recognized as #8 in LinkedIn’s list of Top 50 Global Sales Experts who…
 
Meshell Baker is an Award-Winning International Keynote Speaker, a Sales & Confidence Igniter, and a Visionary Mastery Strategist, who specializes in helping businesses, sales leaders, and individuals to boldly and confidently inspire emotional connections as a way to attract their ideal clients. After 25+ years of successful corporate sales and en…
 
Anthony Iannarino is the highly respected international speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and sales leader behind The Sales Blog, an all-around sales platform that specializes in the planning and execution of complex B2B sales strategy. He is the founder and managing partner of two closely-held, family-owned businesses in the staffing indu…
 
The ladies kick off the Dad of the Month series with DBS Podcast host and stand-up comic Sergio Chicon. He shares how he balances life with his daughter and wife while being a performer and fitness trainer. Also, he shares a story about Kyle on tour that will leave you wondering about her 2 personalities.…
 
Shahidul Alam is a Bangladeshi photographer, activist and institution builder. In 2018 he was put in a Bangladeshi jail for speaking truth to power by openly criticizing the government of Bangladesh for its ruthless suppression of student protests. The worldwide call for Shahidul's release galvanized his position not only as a photographer but also…
 
Nancy Medoff is the global persuasion and influence expert who founded AthenaWise, the coaching platform she’s established that would unify her purpose and mission to empower, educate and inspire professionals to thrive more in their workplaces by means of creative influence and imposing confidence. Her advanced persuasion techniques have been prov…
 
Zeke Lever is a Field Sales Leader & Trainer at USHEALTH Advisors, a national sales and distribution subsidiary of USHEALTH Group, Inc. that sells individual health insurance plans and supplementary products. An Ex-Green Beret who accidently switched to a completely different industry, Zeke brings a fresh take with the way he brings in military tac…
 
Henna Pryor is the Award-Winning Executive Coach & Sales Trainer who founded Pryority Group, Recruiter Rewire, and Chief, who has long since realized and actualized her vision that the access to executive coaching and career transformation strategy should not just be limited to the C-suite. Investment in oneself is the most important asset to any p…
 
Karen and Kyle reveal how their own kids criticize their parenting skills and frequently diagnose the moms as Toxic. Meanwhile, Kyle had unbearable tooth pain all week and no pain medication because her dentist doesn't want her to become part of the opioid crisis. The ladies catch up on Hilaria Balwin (of course) and recall the nostalgia of babysit…
 
I am so proud to welcome composer, violinist, activist, and educator Daniel Bernard Roumain to the podcast this week. When I read last week that the Tulsa Opera made the decision to remove his aria “They Still Want to Kill Us” from the program for their upcoming concert to commemorate the centennial of the Tulsa race massacre, I reached out immedia…
 
Evan Patterson is the Senior Business Development Representative of Reprise who dons and practices the work-smarter mentality. With his extensive work experience, he’s able to brandish his skills in sales technology, copywriting, email marketing, social selling, revenue enablement, and client success which enables him to provide valuable contributi…
 
Thinking about the outstanding career of photographer Maggie Steber, the words Resilience, Persistence and Faith in the World – come to mind. Having found photography quite by chance, Steber has followed her passion from her first journalism job in Galveston, Texas step by step to the pinnacles of photojournalism. Her work has been published in the…
 
Mark Hunter, CSP, most well known as “The Sales Hunter” is one of the Top 50 Most Influential Sales and Marketing Leaders in the world. Apart from being a key sales speaker and a consultant, he is also a Bestselling author whose published numerous books, such as “A Mind for Sales,” “High-Profit Prospecting,” and “High-Profit Selling.” His expertise…
 
Rosie Purr is a top- performing, multilingual tech Account Executive who is passionate and curious about sales innovation, always on the lookout for the next best approach. Her craft is mostly dedicated to leading digital transformation projects, cool tech clients, and global collaboration conferences. As someone who refers to sales as a hobby, Ros…
 
Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky is Vice Provost for Institutional Culture. He speaks here to Media for Change founder Sanjeev Chatterjee about his very humble beginnings in Argentina and his dream of a world that cares about community and happiness. Dr. Prilleltensky is a leading figure in the field of critical psychology and is the former dean of the Scho…
 
Ashleigh Early runs her own coaching program called The Other Sales Coach which specializes in helping companies and sales professionals achieve sustainable growth by emphasizing empathy and humanity through science. They’re a coaching and consultancy program that focuses on building and re-building programs for long-term stability and consistent p…
 
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