Noah Rickun, President, Turning the Table on Mike to Uncover Success Secrets – Episode 101

Noah Rickun is the President of ETE Reman who was with Mike before on episode 44. Mike’s become used to asking the questions but this time things are a bit different as Noah plays the role of the very first How’d it Happen 'guest host', turning the table on Mike to dig a little more…

Episode 100, Humbled and Inspired by These Words of My Podcast Guests

In this special 100th episode, I reached out to the first 100 guests to share their experience on the How'd It Happen Podcast. I got a great response and just want to share some of those responses with you. I was humbled and inspired. I'm grateful to these successful people, for helping us get to…

Nicole Holland, Powerhouse Podcaster, Bringing Listeners the Fire Inside You – Episode 88

Nicole Holland is a highly sought-after Media Strategist & Coach, specializing in Podcasts & Podcast Guesting. She held a coveted “New & Noteworthy” distinction from Apple Podcasts for over 2 years, was named in The Huffington Post as one of “5-Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs”, and has been featured on popular podcasts and publications including Entrepreneur Magazine,…

John Corcoran, Partner at Rise 25, Get More Clients and Referrals with Podcasting – Episode 81

John Corcoran is a partner at Rise 25, a company that helps B2B businesses get more clients, referrals and strategic partners through their ‘done for you’ podcast service. He’s also host of the The Smart Business Revolution podcast where he interviews today’s top entrepreneurs and authors to reveal how they use relationships to grow their businesses and their incomes. John graduated…

Ryan Keepman, $100 Million CEO Managing Remotely – Episode 31

Ryan Keepman is the second-generation President of Evans Transportation, a transportation & logistics management company.  After graduating from UW Madison in 2004, Ryan began his career in sales where he learned the ropes working for Pitney Bowes selling postage meters essentially door to door. From there, he moved to Tri-State Expedited, a freight brokerage company, where…

Andrew Haag, Lighting the Soul of A Company – Episode 22

Andrew Haag is a partner and Director of Sales with Lube-Tech and Partners, a distributor of petroleum products that was formed in 2016 when three family businesses joined forces. At that time, Andrew was the President of Moore Oil, a company that his father, Scott had purchased decades earlier and grown substantially. He and his…

We Hit a Milestone, Honoring Our Guests and What’s Next – Episode 21.5

Half of all podcasts have 14 or fewer episodes, and only 30% make it past the 21st episode. So in this 21st and half episode, we've gotten further than most podcasts, and we thank the amazing guests that joined us along the way. In this episode I give a quick shout-out to our guests of…

Tim Dodge, A CEO Making Traction In Creative – Episode 10

Tim Dodge is the CEO of Hanson Dodge Creative, a dynamic Milwaukee based design & marketing company that has been inspiring consumers and delivering transformational business impact for leading brands on a global scale for more than 30 years. Tim recalls how, as a kid, it all started with the Flinstones – that is he and his brothers watching the cartoon…

Welcome and What To Expect – Episode 1

How'd It Happen is an interview-based podcast hosted by me, Mike Malatesta, that explore the stories, the beliefs, the actions, and experiences of my guests, all of whom have achieved a high level of success in their lives. I like to define success as the value a person creates for others in the world. My…