Denise Thomas, CEO Transforming Leaders into Powerful Communicators – Episode 45

Denise Thomas, is the Founder and CEO of The Effective Communication Coach.  She was recently recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a 2019 Woman of Influence in the Entrepreneur category. Denise graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a degree in Management before setting off on a career in corporate America where she quickly moved up the…

Dave Mastovich, Marketing Maverick Ignites No BS Approach – Episode 43

Dave Mastovich is the Founder & CEO of MASSolutions, a Pittsburgh Pennsylvania based marketing firm, the host of the widely popular “No BS Marketing” podcast, a highly rated Vistage International speaker, a Professor of Marketing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the school from which he earned his undergrad and MBA degrees, and the author of…

8 Unbelievable Ways People Became Successful Entrepreneurs – Episode 42.5

There are so many people that become successful entrepreneurs but we often don't know how it happened - and what experiences and motivations led to these extraordinary achievements. In this podcast I highlight 8 Unbelievable Ways People Became Successful Entrepreneurs, to help you find your path and motivation to success. Todd Barden, 401k expert, wealth…

Jeff Hughes, Attorney Creates Digital Ad Empire at Night – Episode 42

Jeff Hughes is a serial entrepreneur, attorney and the CEO of Rocket Clicks, Sterling Satellite, Sterling Law Offices, and BizLab. Wow!  As a kid, Jeff ‘s family moved around often, which got him used to often being in new places and around new people.  After graduating from Bob Jones University, Jeff headed to Southern IL University,…

Adam Berger, Angel Investor Charged Up on Creativity – Episode 39.75

Adam Berger, the National VP of Sales for Doering Fleet Management a corporate vehicle lease and fleet management company headquartered in Brookfield, WI.  He’s also an early stage & angel investor and a Board Member at Brightstar Wisconsin, a non-profit venture capital firm and an expert in electric and autonomous vehicles.   Adam grew up in the…

Monica Zhang, Questions from an Aspiring Global Entrepreneur – Episode 33

Monica Zhang is a highschool senior at Brookfield Academy.  Monica is an international student whose home is in Shanghai, China.   In a bit of a role reversal, Monica asked if she could interview Mike about entrepreneurship for her International Freedom Seminar project.  Her goal for the project is to write a case study for global entrepreneurism based on…

Mark Grosskopf, Part 2 Lessons from Tech CEO on Launching Startups – Episode 27

In Part 2 with Mark Grosskopf, we learn how Mark experienced incredible growth launching his technology consulting company, New Resources, after he acquired it from his partners. We learn about the obstacles he overcame to help New Resources achieve incredible growth, why one of his first acquisitions was a software company, his inflection point to…

Mark Grosskopf, Lessons from a Tech CEO on Launching Startups, – Episode 26

Mark Groskopf, is a proven entrepreneur and the CEO of New Resources Consulting and Westin Technology Solutions.  Mark believes that every company can be strengthened through technology and his companies are designed to provide and implement the technology that will provide that strength.  Mark is the youngest of 7 kids.  After his Dad was killed in an accident…

10 Leadership Habits that Work, for Me at Least

There are so many people writing about Leadership these days that it feels close to impossible to know who’s right about what Leadership really looks like - and who’s not.  There are tons of varying opinions, and most sound convincing.  It’s everywhere.  There’s Leadership advice from Ex-Navy Seals, Corporate CEO’s, Unicorn Start-Up Founders, Shark Tank Celebrities and from…

Tom Bushkie, Hello Water, Making it Big in Beverages – Episode 25

Tom Bushkie, a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Hello Water, the fiber infused, naturally flavored and non-carbonated water that is taking the nation by storm. Tom started his entrepreneurial path at College Pro Painters, where he took over a territory in Green Bay, WI while he was studying at UW Whitewater.  Tom’s older brother, Scott,…