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You University | The Personal Branding Podcast

Welcome to You University, the Personal Branding podcast where your most important job is to be the head marketer for the brand called YOU. We’re all in the business of building our personal brands (online and offline) and we’re going to show you how to profit from your passion. You’ll hear from entrepreneurs, execs, entertainers, bloggers and social media stars making a living from what they love. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we’re going to cover personal branding, content marketing, social media, starting your business and ways to make money online. Everyone is an entrepreneur in the making and it’s time YOU startup! Hosted by Peggs, your Chief Branding Officer, head over to YouUniversityPodcast.com to launch your personal brand in 15 days (or less).
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Jul 13, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Lisa Mueller.

Lisa Mueller is a professional photographer and creative entrepreneur. She is also the founder of Pink Spark Creative, which provides mentoring and consultation services as well as educational resources for creative business owners. If you’re an artist, photographer, designer or other creative and have been dreaming of starting your own business or looking to grow the one you have, Lisa can help spark your growth and guide you to success. Creative entrepreneurs, listen up! 

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Jul 6, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Jacques Bastien.

Jacques Bastien is a 25-year-old entrepreneur, designer, writer and college professor. He’s the CEO of boogie, a millennial-run social media agency that he founded in his college dorm room and the co-founder of many other startups including: Authenpic, breadcrumbs, and WhatTheFee. In his spare time, he writes at Hustlepreneur.co (JacquesBastien.com), his personal blog dedicated to helping fellow entrepreneurs through his own experiences. 

Jacques has a passion for startups, entrepreneurship, and social media. Many online publications have featured Jacques for his experience with business, human resources, social media, and marketing. Some of these publications include, but are not limited to: Forbes, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Social Media Today.

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Jul 6, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Kim Ades.

Kim Ades is president and founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and JournalEngineTM Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of 5, Kim is one of North America's foremost experts on performance through thought mastery and mental focus. By using her unique process of integrating online journaling in her coaching, she works with clients who are intelligent, driven, and ambitious and helps them examine and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results. 

Kim also trains hundreds of coaches and leaders annually in the art of incorporating journals into their coaching process with a focus on mindset and mental toughness.

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Jun 29, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Ted Gonder.

Ted Gonder is a member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans and the co-founding CEO of Moneythink, the only movement of young people restoring the economic health of the United States through preventative, transformative, and evidence-driven youth financial education. Since 2009, Moneythink has trained over 1000 college leaders to serve as financial mentors and college role models to over 10,000 teenagers across 10 states. In 2015, Ted was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list as the youngest in Finance.

His work has been featured in MTV, WSJ, and Crain’s; he has spoken at the White House, U.S. Senate, NYSE, TEDx, and at top companies such as PwC, IDEO, Dell, and Allstate.

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Jun 29, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Gabrielle Jackson.

Gabrielle Jackson is a Millennial strategist who writes and speaks on engaging today’s twenty-somethings. At 25 she started her first company, the Millennial Solution empowering leaders to optimize their Millennial talent and equipping Millennials to excel in their personal and professional lives. She is also the Founder of The ME Summit, a citywide event for Millennial entrepreneurs to learn the skills they need to launch their own companies. 

Her recent book, 5 Millennial Myths: The Handbook For Managing and Motivating Millennials is used in corporate training and business schools. Gabrielle is a recognized keynote speaker, corporate trainer and consultant focused on bridging the understanding gap and helping generations work better together.

Gabrielle has been featured in Fast Company, Bloomberg Radio and Business Insider for her work in the Millennial space. Gabrielle was crowned Miss Sacramento USA 2010 and was Miss Christian United States 2008. 

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Jun 22, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Matthew Goldenberg.

Matt Goldenberg is a self-made renegade. He specializes in helping liberal arts grads and career changers get new skills, market themselves, and find their dream job. Most recently, Matt launched the New Grad Blueprint, A FREE 8-week course for new grads to LAND YOUR DREAM Job. If you’re interested in living a life you love and landing your dream job then listen up! 

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Jun 22, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Neffy Anderson.

Nefertiti “Neffy” Anderson is a New York City-based Correspondent and Brand Strategist who specializes in getting individuals and companies UNSTUCK, so they can achieve their ambitions. She is most known for using her talents in service to Black Entertainment Television in her dual role as Correspondent and Social Media Coordinator for their brand accounts, tier one shows, and specials. 

Neffy’s career both in front and behind the camera has honed her ability to: listen to an audience, create robust content, and deliver it in a compelling way. So much so that she created, produces, and hosts The Path Less Traveled Series, a web show spotlighting successful millennials with unconventional careers. With experience in television, digital, print, and radio Neffy's working towards growing as a broadcast journalist in addition to developing her entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Jun 15, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Kristin Kaufman.

Kristin Kaufman is founder of Alignment, Inc.™, formed in 2007 to help individuals, corporations, boards of directors and non-profits find alignment within themselves and their organizations. Alignment, Inc. is a unique services organization that works with companies and individuals to create sustainable success individually and collectively. She’s brought this expertise to hundreds of people since establishing Alignment. Her past and current clients include Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, HMS, Frito-Lay, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Uplift Education, NYC Leadership Academy, Logicalis, and many others.

Kaufman is a prolific writer. Her first book in the Is This Seat Taken? series centered on her global experiences seeding her own journey to alignment. Today we’ll be discussing her new book, “Is This Seat Taken: It's Never Too Late to Find the Right Seat” the second in her Is This Seat Taken? series.

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Jun 15, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Josh Schukman.

Josh Schukman is the Chief Inspiration Officer at Social Change Nation. Why is he here? Josh is  here to help build a community – a NATION of sold out change agents who are shifting the course of this world through their businesses, their work, their for purpose organizations and any other networks that folks are using to change the world. 

How does that happen? Josh creates podcast interviews with businesses that makes a dollar AND a difference. From those podcasts, he develops all kinds of resources (books, classes, webinars, anything this nation finds helpful) so that you can become an agent of change in the way that fits you.

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Jun 8, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Pauleanna Reid.

Pauleanna Reid is a nationally published Journalist in Canada, Amazon Best-Selling Author of the fictional novel Everything I Couldn’t Tell My Mother, Motivational Speaker and CEO of New Girl On The Block Consulting Inc. Making a name for herself across the country, Pauleanna is crafting an empire teach women how to proceed without permission and keep their minds as sharp as the spike on their stiletto.

Career highlights include appearing on MTV Canada, Global Televi- sion and gracing the pages of ESSENCE Magazine; educating audiences about generation issues and personal development techniques that will enrich their lives. Today, we have the honor of hosting Pauleanna here. 

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Jun 8, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Scott Gombar.

Scott Gombar is the owner of an Inbound Marketing Agency. As an expert in Social Media and SEO Scott found himself always helping business owners become more competitive on the internet. Scott uses the internet & social media to market businesses, entrepreneurs, authors, artists and anyone trying to grow their brand or bottom line. He uses a combination of Organic and Paid search, Social Media, Email and Local Search to deliver your message but also firmly believes in the face to face networking that helps build trust and loyalty.

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Jun 1, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Donny Gamble.

Donny Gamble Jr. is a published author, entrepreneur, and investor.

After growing up in an entrepreneurial household and watching his dad become a victim of the 2008 real estate crash (he had to foreclose on over 8 properties), he began researching and studying how the wealthy invested and built legacy trusts for their families.

In 2013, he decided to start this website in an effort to bridge the information gap that existed between the middle class and the wealthy. Through his ideas and those of his highly selected team of contributors, you’ll have access to the strategies to build, grow, and protect your personal income. 

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Jun 1, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Shivaun Sara Speicher.

Sara O. Speicher is Founder and President of VBM Pro, Inc. – Virtual Business Management and Consulting business located in New York. A former NCAA Division 1 basketball player with international athletic, academic and working experience, and now a mother and wife, Sara combines her passions and vast expertise to help business owners and their teams accelerate their businesses and simplify their lives.

Sara is creator of No BS Business Summit and has been featured on and contributed to The Authority Syndicate Show, iReport CNN, Inc.com, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com and others. Sara, an MBA graduate, and her team provide business consulting services to support coaches, consultants, authors, speakers, and service providers.

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Jun 1, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Andrew Tarvin.

Andrew Tarvin is an international project manager turned humor engineer. Through his company, Humor That Works, Andrew teaches people how to be more productive, less stressed, and happier using humor. 

He has worked with hundreds of organizations including Procter & Gamble, GE, and ESPN, is the best selling author of 501 Ways to Use Humor, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, TEDx, and FastCompany. Find out more at www.HumorThatWorks.com.

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May 25, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Shivaun Palmer.

Shivaun Palmer is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in marketing, public relations, video production, radio, digital media and large-scale trade show and special event production. She co-founded and serves as CEO of Plaid for Women, Inc., a digital media company with a blogging platform focused on women to help them achieve goals, get connected and be heard. 

Plaid for Women assets include an online magazine - PlaidforWomen.com; Plaid for Women Radio; short form video and LIVE, monthly chapter meetings. Plaid launched their #nomeangirls campaign in 2015. 

In 2007, Shivaun was honored as a “Great Woman of Texas—Woman of Influence” by the Fort Worth Business Press and nominated as a Woman to Watch by the Dallas Business Journal. She currently serves on the board of directors for Girls, Inc. of Tarrant County.

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May 25, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Dezmon Landers.

Dezmon Landers is a student of startups. His areas of interest include startup strategy, product development and lean entrepreneurship. He’s passionate about teaching entrepreneurs the startup mindset to help them minimize waste, save time and validate early stage business ideas quickly. 

Dezmon has worked in the consumer Internet and public speaking space which has developed his experience. Dezmon is a simplistic and linear thinker which enables him to help aspiring entrepreneurs bring clarity and structure to their business ideas. 

In addition to his role at Startup Expert, he is the co-founder of Altitude Pads, a short term lodging service for commercial airline crew.

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May 25, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Shivaun Palmer.

Shivaun Palmer is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in marketing, public relations, video production, radio, digital media and large-scale trade show and special event production. She co-founded and serves as CEO of Plaid for Women, Inc., a digital media company with a blogging platform focused on women to help them achieve goals, get connected and be heard. 

Plaid for Women assets include an online magazine - PlaidforWomen.com; Plaid for Women Radio; short form video and LIVE, monthly chapter meetings. Plaid launched their #nomeangirls campaign in 2015. 

In 2007, Shivaun was honored as a “Great Woman of Texas—Woman of Influence” by the Fort Worth Business Press and nominated as a Woman to Watch by the Dallas Business Journal. She currently serves on the board of directors for Girls, Inc. of Tarrant County.

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May 18, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Jenna Dalton.

You want clear steps to create addictively awesome content that attracts more clients and that's exactly what Jenna Dalton gives you. She's an Elite Level Book Yourself Solid Certified Coach who helps coaches like you build a blog that attracts dream clients. You can find her at JennaDalton.com where she has plenty of free tips and resources to help you stand out, get known and grow a profitable blog.

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May 18, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Tracy Allen Hanes.

Tracy is the President of T. Allen Hanes & Associates. He is also the Vice President of “The Local Marketers Association,” A nonprofit organization; a Retired United States Navy Photographer and Video Producer; and a 4x International Best-Selling Author. 

He loves teaching entrepreneurs across the globe how they can “Awaken” and claim their authority through publishing and media. He has been featured on CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX and, ABC, as well as in, Forbes and The Miami Herald and Small Business Trend Setters, among other media affiliates. 

Tracy has a passion for helping entrepreneurs, business owners, authors, speakers, and coaches position themselves as the go-to person in their niche. Often referred to as “Mr. Incredible” he and his team have created over 120+ Best- Selling Authors to date.

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May 18, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Liz D’Aloia.

Liz founded HR Virtuoso™ to help companies increase their candidate pool through mobile recruiting. 

HR Virtuoso™ creates customized, company-branded short form employment applications that work on any mobile device. Candidates enter the system through a traditional online posting, a QR code, or a text number, and are instantly transported to an application process -- which only takes about 5 minutes to complete. Using this system, a national hospitality chain generated over 12,000 applications in just six months. 

Prior to launching HR Virtuoso™, Liz rose through the ranks of transportation, retail, and mortgage companies as a Senior Employment Attorney and VP of HR. She holds a BA from Hampshire College and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. She is admitted to practice in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Kansas.

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May 16, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Sheila Kennedy.

Sheila Kennedy, THE Confidence Coach, is a lead-by-example girl. As she learns, she shares. 

Sheila spent years hiding her lack of confidence. She learned survival skills to navigate the daily routines of life and business without ever achieving a satisfactory level of success. Not satisfied with that, Sheila built confidence at her core which changed everything for the better. 

An entrepreneur since 2008, Sheila learned that one’s level of confidence directly impacts the success of their marketing, visibility, connecting, and making money. Sheila now spends her time helping entrepreneurs build the level of confidence they need to build the business they desire. 

Sheila chronicled her lessons in her best-selling book, You Had It All Along. This blueprint for building confidence at your core inspires people all over the globe. Her new book, Choices to Changes: The Practice of Being a Confident Entrepreneur is due out this summer.

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May 11, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Jared O'Toole.

Jared O’Toole graduated Ithaca College with a finance degree and like so many other business majors he quickly realized corporate life was not a path for him. Instead, he got passionate about entrepreneurship, branding and how companies could leverage new media tools online. This change in heart led him to co-found Under30CEO, a site dedicated to inspiring young people with the resources needed to succeed on their journey. O’Toole has led Under30CEO to features on The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Yahoo! Finance to name a few. 

Jared also co-founded Under30Experiences which provides travel for ambitious young professionals.

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May 11, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Shaun Derik.

For over 10 years, Speaker and Performing Artist, Shaun Derik, has dedicated his life to helping people, young and old, reconnect with their passion and go after their dreams. Through his dynamic message delivery, which is a blend of music and comedy, audience members leave Shaun’s presentations feeling motivated and energized; as a result are encouraged to take massive steps towards the achievement of their life-long goals.

Shaun moved to New York City and founded Dreamsong, a production company designed to deliver inspirational and relevant content for today’s dreamer. His most recent projects include the audio series, “Dreams & Detours” and the reality web-series “JourneyMe.” 

Today he spends his time traveling the world with friend, speaker and business partner Javier Sanchez, founder R.E.A.C.H. Communications, Inc. Together they’ve reached more than 500,000 young people globally.

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May 4, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Abby Kohut.

Abby, a brave HR professional, has stepped forward to share the secrets of her industry and to help the unemployed find and fill the 3+ million open jobs. Aside from teaching job search skills, Abby also inspires those that are out of work to not lose faith that they will find a job. 

Abby, who is known as “Absolutely Abby” because she tells job seekers the absolute truth, has held positions from corporate recruiter to Senior Director of Recruiting over the past 16 years. In 2009, Abby shifted her focus to concentrate on helping candidates land their dream jobs and has spoken to over 300 job search groups. Now in 2013, Abby is determined to educate 1 million job seekers and help America get back to work by launching a 62 city cross country speaking tour, a project which is currently self-funded. 

Abby and her husband Ken have left their home in NJ and are traveling across country in an RV in order to fulfill Abby’s goal to help one million job seekers. You can learn more about the tour at www.AbbyAcrossAmerica.com.

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May 4, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Tommie Powers.

Tommie Powers aka “Tommie Traffic” is a digital marketing consultant, speaker and author with over 15 years experience specializing in Pay Per Click Marketing, Conversion Optimization, and Online Lead Generation.

Tommie is also a highly sought after trainer and speaker in the area of YouTube Advertising, an area he’s helped his clients generate well over 7 figures in revenue in just the last 18 months. He’s been featured on several podcasts and spoken on stages across the country sharing his insights and unconventional strategies for leveraging the YouTube ads platform.

After spending millions of dollars buying traffic online over the last 8 years, Tommie has found the patterns for what works and what doesn't. This has allowed him to create a proprietary process for implementing highly profitable paid traffic campaigns across multiple niche markets.

Tommie is also a proud husband and father of 3. Nothing is more important to him than his family.

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