Fri, 14 March 2014
At 38, Jennifer Kushell, has lead a movement inspiring young people to do more with their lives for two decades. As Co-Founder and President of Young & Successful Media, she has been a relentless advocate for the younger generations, impacting the lives and futures of millions around the world. In 2006, she led her company in launching YSN.com – Your Success Network – an online universe for emerging adults to explore their passions, connect with ambitious others and find opportunities across the globe. The site has since attracted young entrepreneurs, leaders and fast rising executives from 200+ countries.
Author of the NY Times Best Seller Secrets of the Young & Successful (Simon & Schuster), The Young Entrepreneur's Edge (Random House) and Solo Para Emprendedores (Grupo Norma), she has been called a “guru” of her generation’s entrepreneurial movement by US News & World Report and “The Career Doctor” by Cosmopolitan.
Kushell has appeared in front hundreds of millions throughout the world via major media such as CNN, CNBC, BBC, NPR, PBS, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, Cosmopolitan, and Seventeen and has sourced over 400 journalists on trends that affect young people, while providing emotionally charged content to inspire emerging adults to lead extraordinary lives.
As a popular speaker, she has addressed and delivered keynotes to a wide range of corporations, trade associations, universities and organizations, including: Starwood Hotels, American Express/OPEN, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Business Growth Conferences, The National Association of Women Business Owners, Junior Chamber International’s World Congress in Japan, Students in Free Enterprise, AIESEC, Future Business Leaders of America, The National Youth Leadership Congress, Insead University in France, Harvard’s International Business Conference, The Harvard Club in Belgium, University of Lima in Peru, ESEN (Escuela Superior de Economìa y Negocios) in El Salvador, The White House Conference on Small Business, and the National Science Center in Australia.
As a corporate consultant and thought leader, Kushell has worked with a wide range of educators, NGOs government agencies, and global corporations. Highlights include projects with Subway AOL, Visa, Bank of America, BusinessWeek, Inc, Ernst & Young, MTV, Staples, Exxon/Mobil Oil, The Australian Government, Job Corps, and Boston Public Schools. Her focus: The Next Generation Workforce and Youth Empowerment, Employment and Entrepreneurship. Kushell has helped sculpt numerous programs, promotions, and initiatives targeting students, young professionals and business owners, while increasing the amount of information, resources, and support available both nationally and internationally. These collaborations grant organizations unparalleled access to young people around the globe, an intimate understanding of what motivates them, and paves the way for innovative solutions to make campaigns more influential, emotionally charged and compelling.
Having started her first small business at the age of 13, by 19, Kushell was on a mission. Frustrated with the lack of support and guidance available for younger people pursuing their first ventures, in 1993 she founded The Young Entrepreneurs Network, one of the first online communities connecting over 10,000 entrepreneurs in 70 countries. From there, her team conducted the first psychographic research study on young entrepreneurs (featured by the Wall Street Journal) and wrote the first advanced entrepreneurship curriculum for high school students.
A founding member of the National Mentoring Partnership, Kushell worked with the founders and top executives of leading youth service organizations (such as Big Brothers, YMCA, Girl Scouts of America, etc.) to further the reach of mentoring programs throughout the country, establish guidelines for best practices, and increase government funding via new legislation. She has also served on the advisory boards of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), The National Mentoring Policy Counsel, and Harvard Women in Business. Kushell has been honored with national awards from the National Federation of Independent Business, The US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and The Kauffman Foundation.
Find out more about Jen Kushell at http://jenniferkushell.com/
Thu, 6 March 2014
Alexandra Levit is a workplace author, generational speaker, columnist, consultant, and author of, "They Don’t Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-Something’s Guide to the Business World." She joins the show to discuss smart career moves 20-somethings can make out of college to help them land the jobs of their dreams.
While at the job, it's important for youngsters to find workplace mentors. Levit explains how new employees can do this.
Levit breaks down recent jobs data to conclude certain signals employers are sending to recent graduates. She believes several trends in 2014 will impact people's careers. She also thinks 20-somethings can learn several career lessons about Healthcare.gov.
Find out more about Alexnadra Levit at www.alexandralevit.com.
Fri, 21 February 2014
Neale Godfrey is the CEO and President of Green$treet Commons and Chairman of The Children's Financial Network. She's a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 26 books empowering children and their families to take charge of their financial lives.
Godfrey explains how parents can teach the next generation how to be rich and appreciative. She thinks youngsters need to learn how to give back as well.
Godfrey wraps up the discussion by giving advice to kids who will be facing the burden of rising healthcare, education, and inflationary costs.
Neale S. Godfrey is an acknowledged expert on family and children’s finances. She has been in the financial field for over 30 years. She began her career as one of the first female executives at The Chase Manhattan Bank. She then became the President of The First Women’s Bank and founder of The First Children’s Bank. That started the conversation about children and money in the United States. Neale formed Children’s Financial Network, Inc to promote the mission of education for children and their parents. She has authored 16 books dealing with money, life skills and values.
Neale’s first adult book, MONEY DOESN’T GROW ON TREES: A PARENT’S GUIDE TO RAISING FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CHILDREN became #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List.
In addition to her books, Neale has developed THE ONE AND ONLY COMMON SENSE/CENTS SERIES, the first money curriculum for Grades 1 to 8 along with a CD-ROM, MONEY TOWN, for children from kindergarten through eighth grade. Neale is a dedicated and serious advocate for women. Her books and programs aim to empower women to take charge of their financial lives. She has two books for women, MAKING CHANGE and MOM, INC.: TAKING YOUR WORK SKILLS HOME. She frequently speaks on the subject to groups focusing on assistance to women as well as supporting the education of their children. Presently, she is on the board of directors of UNIFEM (United Nations Agency for International Women’s Rights) and has held successful fundraisers for them. Neale is available to corporations both domestic and international to make keynote presentations, conduct seminars, and act as a spokesperson. She has been a speaker for Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, AIG, AG Edwards, Fleet and New York Life. She has served as national spokesperson for Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Fidelity Bank, Quaker Oats, UPS, AIG, Proctor & Gamble and Nuveen. Recently, she has been selected as spokesperson for AOL Cash Card. She is a financial literacy advocate for the American Bankers Association.
Tue, 15 October 2013
Paul Gu is co-founder & head of products at Upstart. He explains the JOBS Act's effects on crowdfunding and how this will impact entrepreneurship and the U.S. economy as a whole.
Gu also walks us through the entire model of Upstart... how it works... and how youngsters can get investors to bet on their futures. In essence, Upstart is crowdfunding people and their educations. Furthermore, Gu describes how Upstart can curb the student loan issue.
Find out more about Upstart at www.upstart.com.
Thu, 10 October 2013
Marc Gorlin is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Kabbage. He explains how Kabbage provides online advances to grow a business without relying on credit score. Gorlin believes this new form of lending is the future.
Gorlin also breaks down the current state of lending and what businesses can do to set themselves up for financing.
Visit Kabbage at www.kabbage.com.
Fri, 4 October 2013
Richie Frieman is "The Modern Manners Guy” on the Quick and Dirty Tips network and author of, "REPLY ALL…And Other Ways to Tank Your Career." The book is targeted to young people so they can hopefully become more wealthy, but older people are just as guilty.
Frieman explains how people can make a great first impression and land jobs. He also shares some strategies to fix workplace faux pas and how people can completely avoid them in the first place.
Frieman gives his advice to youngsters on conducting themselves on social media, company happy hours, and holiday parties.
Find out more about Richie Frieman at www.richiefrieman.com.
Thu, 26 September 2013
On this episode, Jason Hartman is joined by Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, to talk about Jack’s journey to success as founder and CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, founder and chairman of The Canfield Training Group, and his latest project, Bestseller Blueprint Training Program. As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre - and watched it grow to a billion dollar market. As the driving force behind the development and delivery of more than 123 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul® franchise (and over 500 million copies in print worldwide), Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success. His proven formula for success reached global acclaim with his most recent National Bestseller, The Success Principles™: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. For his fascinating story, listen at: www.SpeakingofWealth.com.
Jack is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, including titles such as The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win, You’ve Got to Read This Book! and The Key to Living the Law of Attraction. He is the Founder and Chairman of The Canfield Training Group in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and motivated individuals how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals. Jack is also the founder of The Foundation for Self-Esteem in Westlake Village, California, which provides self-esteem resources and trainings to social workers, welfare recipients and human resource professionals. Jack wrote and produced the Goals Program, a video training program for California welfare recipients. To date, the program has been responsible for helping 450,000 people get off welfare.
Jack is a featured teacher in the movie “The Secret”, “The Opus”, “The Cure”, "The Tapping Solution”, and “Yes IS the Destination...No is How You Get There.” He has recently been filmed for inclusion in two more films entitled “Discover the Gift” and “Awakening.”
Jack has also been a featured guest on more than 1,000 radio and television programs in nearly every major market worldwide - many of them on a repeat basis. A sample of these shows include Oprah, Montel, Larry King Live, 20/20, Inside Edition, The Today Show, Fox and Friends, The CBS Evening News, The NBC Nightly News, Eye to Eye, CNN's Talk Back Live!, PBS, QVC and many others.
Fri, 20 September 2013
Danny Kofke is a schoolteacher and author of, "A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money."
Kofke tells us how kids can learn to be entrepreneurs and what elders should teach kids about money.
He also shares his opinions on whether we should end teacher unions and if states should disband the tenure system for teachers.
Visit Danny Kofke's blog at dannykofke.blogspot.com.
Mon, 16 September 2013
Jonathan Bender is a former NBA player turned serial entrepreneur, having founded The Jonathan Bender Foundation. He joins the podcast to tell us about his different businesses and their models.
Bender also explains what got him interested in making money on his own through hard work, which required a different skill-set from sports. He describes how athletics can translate to power in business and how ordinary people can launch second careers.
Bender is one of the rare social entrepreneurs who makes money and does good at the same time. He explains this new practice and how it's a win-win situation for all.
Fri, 13 September 2013
Edward Fiske is the author of the top college guide, "Fiske Guide to College." He was the former Education Editor of the New York Times.
In this interview, Fiske shares his overall thoughts on college and attending it. He also addresses the student loan problem.
Find out more about the Fiske Guide to College at www.fiskeguide.com.