Katie Chonacas (KYRIAKI), Artist, Actress, Entertainer – Interview #100

Katie Elizabeth Chonacas aka KYRIAKI is an artist and has been in the Entertainment Industry now for two decades. Some of the creative ventures she’s been a part of being on TV/FILM acting, voiceovers, music, podcasting and articles that she has written on Arianna Huffington’s publications. Kyriaki is currently the first NFT artist to release a poem on love on the blockchain. She is also a published author who recently released her book called A Lover’s Fairytale.

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David Duford, The Official Guide to Selling Insurance – Interview #99

David Duford owns DavidDuford.com, a virtual insurance agency helping new and experienced agents nationally become top producers. He is the author of 3 best-selling insurance sales and marketing books, including “The Official Guide To Selling Insurance For New Agents”, “The Official Guide To Selling Final Expense Insurance,” and “Interviews With Top Producing Insurance Agents.” David is also a YouTube Influencer in insurance sales with over 18,000 subscribers and more than 1.5 million total views.

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Jeff Wilkinson, Founder of Keystone Bank – Interview #94

Jeff Wilkinson is a longtime Austin entrepreneur, currently serving as the chairman and CEO of Keystone Bank. With his personal and unique human-centric approach to banking, Jeff leads Keystone Bank to focus on integrity, honesty and resilience. Jeff has over 28 years of experience in the financial and business industries with a focus on finance and business development. He has led various organizations in their expansion of locations and increased their assets.

Previously, he founded Pioneer Bank in Austin. Under his leadership as the CEO and president, he managed to grow the banks’ assets to $1.2 billion and expanded to 22 locations across Texas. During this time, Pioneer Bank was ranked as one of the largest local banks headquartered in Austin by the Austin Business Journal.

In 2018, Jeff founded Keystone Bank with a successful capital raise of $20 million. He founded Keystone Bank with a maverick and entrepreneurial approach to local banking that ultimately allows for easily accessible financial resources to its community members. With its easy access to financial guidance, Jeff prides himself on being an active listener and problem solver to best tailor the bank’s services to every client.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Central Missouri. He resides in Austin where he serves on multiple nonprofit organizations such as: the Austin Habitat for Humanity Finance Committee, the Board of Trails Property Owners’ Association and on the Advisory Board for Qualtik. For more information, please visit: https://www.keystone.bank/

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Douglas Vermeeren, How Thoughts Become Things – Interview #92

Over the last two decades, Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive firsthand research into the lives of the world’s top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney, and others to share with you.

He has been called the world most effective wealth coach and the worlds #1 Passive income coach. He doesn’t teach or focus on theory – he gets results.

Today he is the featured expert on FOX, CNN, FOX Business, ABC, NBC and others. Appearing on both television, radio and print to regularly share the powerful wealth strategies the most wealthy use. He has been featured in the New York times, Money magazine, Inc, Fortune, Forbes and the Huffington post.

For his powerful insights into financial and business success the media now refers to him as the modern day Napoleon Hill.

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Mark Willis, Not Your Average Financial Guy – Interview #91

Mark Willis is a man on a mission to help you think differently about your money, your economy and your future. After graduating with six figures of student loan debt and discovering a way to turn his debt into real wealth as he watched everybody lose their retirement savings and home equity in 2008, he knew that he needed to find a more predictable way to meet his financial objectives and those of his clients.

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Debt the First 5000 Years – David Graber

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Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas, Thing Yourself to Confidence and Clarity – Episode 89

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas is the EXPERT with a PROVEN SYSTEM to get you transformational results. She works with people who want to find confidence so they can unlock their full potential. She also works with entrepreneurs who want to find the clarity they need to make money living from their passion. She is a No.1 International Bestselling author of fifteen books on success, communication, wellness and empowerment. She is the Founder and CEO of the THINK Yourself® ACADEMY, offer-ing leading edge online courses, one-on-one coaching and business mentorship. Along the past 30 years, she has inspired over 100,000 audience members and empowered thousands of clients internationally to get rid of their nega-tive self-talk. She combines over 10 years of experience in human resources, 25 years of experience in sales and over 30 years in the fitness industry. In 2007, she was “Fitness Instructor of the Year” for Canada.

And, as if that’s not enough she just recieved the Canadian Presenter of the Year for 2021.

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Chris Salem, Mastering the Art of Success – Podcast Episode 87

Chris Salem is a highly authentic person who for over four years has had a special passion for empowering and serving business leaders, entrepreneurs in various industries, sales executives, coaches, authors, speakers, and others, taking their business and life to another level. For many years, Chris has seen people aspiring to make changes and grow but struggled at different phases of their career and life. He is just like you, a regular person that has faced similar struggles. Chris shares from experience what has worked successfully through hard work and dedication to help in your challenges.

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DJ Addam Bombb – Podcast Episode 86

DJ Addam definitely takes the award for the person I have known the longest before getting him onto the show. I met him way back when I was running Phoenix Games and he was a DJ for the Haven Goth club which I was a regular at.

In this podcast we have spoken with quite a few people who are very successful financially, but DJ Addam has been successful along another axis.

DJ Addam has had a tremendously diverse career. He has performed for the Muppet masters of Jim Henson Productions, the Phantom of the Opera cast at the Wang Center, for the Witches of Salem on Halloween and Alex Grey at CoSM. He’s dj’ed in-boutique events with Kat Von D at Sephora in Times Sq, on Newbury St for Puma’s Marathon Monday, on Fashion’s Night Out for Steve Madden’s flagship store & with Clinton Kelly for Macy’s Herald Sq.

In his first 5 years as a professional dj (1995 – 2000), Addam performed at over 1000 mobile and nightclub events, and was recognized as “DJ of the year” at Premier Talent Group. He is also known for his work as an underground club djremixer, and music producer. His clients have included MIT, Harvard Law, Hasty Pudding Club, EnerNOC, and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and fashion brands including Calvin Klein, LOFT, Guess, GQ and H&M. He has trained dozens of successful djs, helped hundreds of happy couples, and headlined at world class venues and clubs across the US, on cruise lines and internationally.

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David Baer, The Prepared Group – Podcast Episode 84

David Baer is a veteran direct response marketer who started his career selling classical music subscriptions online at the dawn of email marketing. He has served as the marketing director for three wine importers, and has consulted with 20+ wineries on their marketing efforts.

In 2010, David started his own Facebook Advertising Agency, where he served clients in industries ranging from the Arts to Wine to Professional Services to Coaching and Wellness. Along the way, he’s developed more than a dozen online course, conducted live workshops, and taught on countless webinars, all aimed at helping small business owners and entrepreneurs position and promote their business more effectively and profitably.

As Creative Partner with The Prepared Group, David uses sound, time-tested marketing principals (not the latest trendy social platform), leverages smart and powerful online tools, and focus his attention on getting his clients’ message in front of their ideal audience. David has authored several books, including “Systematic Advisor Marketing: How Financial Advisors Can Strategically Attract, Convert, & Retain More Clients” (co-authored with Ken Cook).

David is a native New Yorker, who relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2008. Today, he enjoys Portland’s thriving food, wine, and arts scenes with his wife and daughter, making as much time as possible to explore the region with his family. Certified as a Wine Educator, David also enjoys introducing visitors and locals to area wineries through his role as a part-time wine country tour guide.

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Elizabeth Pampalone, Absolute Marketing -Podcast Episode 82

Elizabeth Pampalone can work with a client to create 12 months of content in 1 day, and that’s only the beginning of her superpowers.

Elizabeth is an Author, International Speaker, Podcaster, Successful Entrepreneur, and Expert Marketer with over 20 years of experience.

Her innovative approach helps overwhelmed business owners and burnt-out nonprofit directors to achieve success and freedom through the power of Absolute Marketing™.

Be sure to listen to find out why I coined the term a Pampalone Day.

Elizabeth has a community called the Absolute Marketing Club where she shares great tips, tools, and strategies. I encourage you to check it out.

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