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Scratching Your Client’s Itch with Sean Cohan: Lead to Succeed 46

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Sean Cohan. Sean serves as president of Wheelhouse Entertainment, where he is responsible for driving content and marketing opportunities across multiple businesses and platforms, including talent, brand and other strategic, corporate partnerships for the company.

Prior to Wheelhouse Entertainment, Sean worked at A&E Networks for nearly 15 years. He served as president of international and digital media at A&E Networks, where he oversaw the company’s rapid growth units and was a member of the A&E executive and senior leadership teams.

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From the Studio to the Boardroom with Billy Mann: Lead to Succeed 43

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Billy Mann. Billy is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, record producer, creative executive, and philanthropist. Over a 25-year period, Mann has built his career from Philadelphia street musician to writing and producing some of the most influential recording artists in modern music, to entrepreneur and music executive.

Since penning his first Top 10 hit in 1995, Mann has racked up several Top 40 hits around the world, with cumulative album sales of over 120 million. He was the youngest executive at board level of a multi-national music company in EMI where he also served as Chief Creative Officer and President of A&R and Management, Global. He was also appointed President of BMG, North America before founding his own portfolio of rights management companies under the banner of Manncom Creative Partners, based in the US.

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Scaling Sustainably with Jon Brodsky: Lead to Succeed 42

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Jon Brodsky. Jon is finder.com’s Country Manager (US), leading the company’s growth across its core niche categories of international money transfers, personal loans, credit cards and shopping comparisons. Before that, he was the Senior Vice President Digital at Chicken Soup for the Soul, where he was responsible for product changes that helped grow monthly content reach from approximately 300,000 people to one billion people. Previous experience also includes time at Allmenus.com, which Jon grew to 250,000 restaurants and nationwide coverage within 18 months, and 1-800-flowers.com, where he completed deals that generated over $300 million in annual revenue. 

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It’s Your Ship with Mike Abrashoff: Lead to Succeed 41

In this Lead to Succeed episode, Naphtali interviews Mike Abrashoff. Mike is at the center of one of the most remarkable modern-day stories of organizational transformation. At the age of 36, the Navy selected Mike to become Commander of USS Benfold. At the time he was the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific Fleet – on a ship that was plagued by low morale, high turnover and abysmal performance evaluations. Few thought that the ship could improve – yet 12 months later the ship was ranked #1 in performance – using the same crew. People were amazed and the lesson was clear – leadership matters and culture is everything.

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Finding Satisfaction in the Journey with Bill Sandbrook: Lead to Succeed 40

In this Lead to Succeed episode, Naphtali interviews Bill Sandbrook. Bill is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Concrete, a leading supplier of ready-mixed concrete and aggregates in active construction markets across the country. He is a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and spent thirteen years serving in the U.S. Army. Bill holds four advanced degrees and is responsible for U.S. Concrete’s impressive growth since his arrival in 2011.

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The Power of Perseverance with Cory Warfield: Lead to Succeed 39

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Cory Warfield. Cory spent twenty years working on restaurants as a waiter and manager before starting ShedWool.com, an employee shift scheduling platform solving for the pain point on employee shift scheduling in a number of industries. Cory, an emerging LinkedIn Influencer, goes deep into his journey and the challenges that he faced along the way.

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Planning for Future Wealth with Al Zdenek: Lead to Succeed 36

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Al Zdenek, Chairman of Traust Sollus and an expert in financial planning. Al talks about how to develop a winning strategy for wealth building and how to put together a successful team. He also shares important leadership tips that are sure to make you a better leader. Tune in this to enlightening episode which is sure to give you some great insights on how to better manage your finances and so much more!

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Building a Sustainable Business with Colin Sprake: Lead to Succeed 35

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Colin Sprake, a trainer, speaker and business coach. Colin shares some expert tips that will help YOU set up and nurture a successful business. Colin espouses on the 4 C’s which can help folks slide out of their comfort zone – an attribute critical for success. We also discuss why profits are not the sole consideration for business and why it is such a joy to work with heart-centric people. This is an episode you do not want to miss. Tune in now.

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Becoming Irresistible in the Marketplace with Dan Kuschell: Lead to Succeed 34

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Dan Kuschell, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Breakthrough 3X. Dan shares how a client-centric approach and developing an irresistible offer can help you ramp up business operations. Dan also shares some interesting work anecdotes that are sure to resonate with business leaders. Tune in to this fun and informative episode.

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Getting More Done with Less with Estie Rand: Lead to Succeed 32

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Estie Rand, founder of Strand Consulting. Estie provides some great insights which will help drive workplace efficiencies and help get “more done with less”. There is tons to learn as Estie shares great hiring practices which will help you hire new employees as well as deal with current ones. We also talk about some essential project management tools that will help you manage your workflow and communications better. This engaging episode is peppered with heartwarming anecdotes of Estie personal life which are sure to bring a smile to your face. Tune in now.

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Nurturing your Brand with Sima Dahl: Lead to Succeed 30

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Sima Dahl, founder of Sway Factory Inc. Sima provides tips for building and nurturing your brand, including active customer engagement. We discuss the importance of constantly repositioning yourself and why it’s critical to factor in customer feedback into your decision-making process. You will also learn how you can sustain your brand and your business in the event of major market disruptions. Tune in to receive some great insights from this renowned branding guru.

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Living Intentionally with Sharon Rowe: Lead to Succeed 29

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Sharon Rowe, founder of EcoBags. Sharon urges listeners to build a business that is driven by more than profits by cultivating contentment. We discuss the importance of not falling prey to consumerism. Tune in and learn how you can build an intentional, socially responsible, and profitable business and career.

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