Brian Adam, President, Pivoting Mascot Production to Make COVID-19 PPE – Episode 96.5

Brian Adam is the President and CEO of Olympus Group, and a YPO member. In this episode Brian talks about how he and his company have been impacted by COVID-19 and the virtual shutdowns its caused in the trade show, sports and entertainment industries which had been three of Olympus’ major revenue producers. Mike and…

Michael Wagner, President, Pooling Ideas into Winning Franchise Brands – Episode 96

Michael Wagner is the President of Pool Scouts, a franchise business that he co-founded in 2015 in collaboration with Buzz Franchise Brands. A graduate of UNC Greensboro, Michael worked in a variety of industries including Life Insurance, Corporate compliance and risk training, Corporate sales and Banking before starting Pool Scouts. Along the way, Michael had…

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Dan Steininger, Milwaukee Innovator and COVID-19 Survivor, Why It’s an Old Person’s Disease – Episode 95.5

Dan Steininger is on the show today and Dan was one of Mike’s first 20 podcast guests. He's back today for a special reason but before we get into that, here’s a little bio on Dan. Dan is or has been a lawyer, a columnist and author of his bestselling book called “Move Mountains Every…

Alison Qualter Berna and Allison Schlanger, Co-Founders, Seeding Franchise Growth with Systems – Episode 95

Allison Schlanger and Alison Qualter Berna are the Co-Founders, along with their husbands, Craig and Bobby, of Apple Seeds all-in-one play spaces for families with children newborn to five years old, and Songs For Seeds, a state of the art rockin’ music program for newborns to 6 year old’s that they’ve franchised and grown to…

Joe Delatte, President, Cleaning Up in Franchise Startup Investing – Episode 94

Joe Delatte is the President of Home Clean Heroes, a vibrant, new residential cleaning franchise under the Buzz Franchise Brands umbrella. Joe spent most of his career building and sharpening skills in business management, leadership, strategic marketing, sales, product development, process improvement and creative thinking. Along the way, he’s held key marketing positions with large…

Brad Deflin Protecting Private Clients from Targeted Cyber Attacks Podcast

Brad Deflin, CEO, Protecting Private Clients from Targeted Cyber Attacks – Episode 93

Brad Deflin is the Founder and CEO of Total Digital Security, a cyber security firm that provides private clients and families with enterprise grade solutions for their personal technology and information. Brad began his career as an airline pilot for People Express before co-founding an airline ground support company that provided fueling, catering, cleaning and…

Steve Sims, VIP Business Mogul, Being a Hustler is Not a Bad Thing – Episode 92

Steve Sims is the author of the best-selling book, Bluefishing, The Art of Making Things Happen, the host of The Art of Making Things Happen Podcast, one of Mike's favorites and the creator of the Steve D Sims Speakeasy. He's the man who created Bluefish, the internationally famous company that makes once in a lifetime…

Joe Gehrke, President, Getting Engaged in Kesslers Diamonds Culture – Episode 91

Joe Gehrke is the President of Kesslers Diamond Center Inc., a prestigious diamond retailers with 7 locations throughout Wisconsin and Michigan. Joe began his career in banking with Comerica after graduating from Western Michigan University. Later, he was recruited to Milwaukee by Associated Bank, where he spent more than 16 years and became a Group…

Dan Sullivan’s Strategic Coach Podcast – Success in Scary Times – Episode 90.5

You can do this! In this special .5 episode, I publish an episode from Dan Sullivan's Inside Strategic Coach Podcast, where he shares how he created the "Scary Times Success Manual." You'll get to understand the 10 points on how you can focus your company to deliver value and improve thinking and response during these…

Scott Lurie, President, Building Your Creative Vision with the Best – Episode 90

Scott Lurie is the Founder & President of F Street Group , an investment company that includes a number of industry vertical investments, including real estate, hospitality, lending, and emerging markets. After graduating from George Washington University, Scott returned home to Milwaukee in 2004 and began investing in real estate. Since then, he’s created many…