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On the Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features interviews with talented professionals who have achieved success in their field or industry. I ask probing questions to get them to share untold stories about their leadership journey and how they built and sustained their professional network. Put insights from me and my guests into action this week and you’ll benefit from for years to come. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Guy Raz, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.
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Oct 27, 2020

Today’s guest has built his career on the power of building high-quality relationships with world-renowned authors and global thought leaders like Marshall Goldsmith, Ron Kaufman, and Brian Tracy.

He is the Chief Energizing Officer of Right Selection Speakers, a global speakers management and marketing company that works with international high-profile celebrity speakers, regional speakers, and industry experts.

He’s built an impressive network with clients in Europe, the Gulf, India, and Asia. He partners with entrepreneurs and corporate professionals to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships by applying his 'breaking bread' philosophy so that they can make a difference to their lives, and transform their companies to achieve greater heights of success.

Please join me in welcoming Gautam Ganglani.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership “Being a good leader is about relationships. Families that eat together, stay together.”
    the really great advice passed down to him from his father.
  • his experience of being bullied at a young age and a mindset changing conversation with his father.
  • how he handles hardship and his belief that once you accept the situation it is easier to move past it.
  • his thoughts on being globally minded and how his subconscious plays an important role in helping people feel comfortable with him.
  • the origin story of his business.
  • how his business model keeps evolving and his tips to get better and be flexible in his business.
  • his thoughts about nurturing his network and theory about breaking bread even if it’s only in an email.
  • the newly named Gautam Challenge!

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 218.

Oct 14, 2020

Today’s guest is a super connector. Nothing makes her happier than connecting people who could mutually make each other's lives more enjoyable.

She is the founder and chief networking officer of Six Degrees Society, a female-focused networking organization that handpicks who you meet while networking. It has been called one of “The Best NYC Networking Events If You Want To Find A New Job” by Refinery 29 and “Where To Meet Women Who Are As Obsessed With Their Career As You” by Girl Boss. In 2020, Six Degrees Society held over 80 events virtually and has an IRL presence in NYC, SF, LA and Chicago. They have partnered with brands such as Ann Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, Rebecca Minkoff, Kendra Scott, Vince, Theory, Velvet, and many more.

As a business coach for solopreneurs, she has helped her clients launch their businesses, create communities, raise their prices, streamline their messaging, and cross the six figure mark. She has also built an event career in Special Events and Marketing at Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco, Tory Burch, and INTERMIX.

If you like what you hear today, tune into her podcast The Sixth Degree.

Please join me in welcoming Emily Merrell.  

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leaders are people who can go past their own doubts and are able to stand up for others.”
  • her desire to learn and hear the stories of adults when she was a child.
  • her experience and thoughts with having au pairs growing up.
  • her experience moving to Argentina after college and networking while living there for 9 months.
  • her desire to be uncomfortable and building a connection from scratch.
  • the very first networking event that launched the entrepreneurial bug in her heart.
  • her strategy for matching people at events.
  • her conflict of charging for her virtual events.
  • her strategy of nurturing her networks.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 217.

Oct 6, 2020

Today’s guest’s personal mission is to inspire ambitious leaders to connect to their bigger purpose so that they can lead with intention and leave a legacy that feels good.

She is the founder and President of The Roundtable, a company that helps leaders navigate change, disruption, and growth. The Roundtable is best known for its group and peer-based coaching and mentoring programs that help organizations galvanize culture and accelerate business performance all while building leadership capability.

In 2014, The Roundtable was awarded a Gold Award by the Canadian Awards for Training Excellence and in 2016 they were named Best External Consulting Advisory in Canada at the Canadian HR Awards. In 2018, she was named one of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurs of the Year.

She is the author of “The Grassroots Leadership Revolution” and “Did I REALLY Sign Up for This?!”

Please join me in welcoming Glain Roberts-McCabe.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “A leader is a person that has followers. Leaders unlock other people’s potential.”
    her beginnings as a leader at the young age of 2 when she became a big sister AKA the boss.
  • her 10 year period of diversion after leaving home at 17 to her return to teaching.
  • her belief that there are patterns in everyone’s life that repeat until you take action.
  • her pattern of leaving jobs/moving through employers every 2 years.
  • how she came up with the idea for the Roundtable and the first 18 months of struggle to get it off the ground.
  • how she learned to follow the path including all the zig zags.
  • how she uses LinkedIn to maintain her network and leverage her network more.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 216.

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