The One Broken Cog Podcast
Onwards and Upwards

Onwards and Upwards

May 11, 2021

Our most popular guest to date is without a doubt, the incomparable Sloane. So it's only fitting that we have her back as a special guest to celebrate our 100th episode. Sloane is a former business attorney turned master business & lifestyle consultant. She successfully scaled her boutique law firm in Santa Monica to over 400 clients, all while traveling the world. Having been behind the scenes of hundreds of businesses - she’s had a unique vantage point to catch blind spots in operations, profitability, and her client's mindset around it all. After coaching hundreds of clients to help them through their toughest business challenges - Sloane sold her near 7 figure firm to pursue her true calling. Now as a visionary business and lifestyle consultant, Sloane educates and inspires ambitious women from around the globe, who are ready to expand beyond conventional possibilities to live and play full out. Sloane joins the show to discuss what pleasure in business is, and how to achieve it. She also discusses her 5 core beliefs, why your darkness is your path to wholeness, and why people are worthy of unconditional acceptance. 

Learn more and connect with Sloane:

https://www.warriorsoftheheart.co/

https://www.facebook.com/heartandsloane

 

Label Free

Label Free

May 4, 2021

Deanna Kuempel was born & raised in the Chicagoland area, and studied Business & Accounting at Harper College. Prior to meeting her husband, she had a small event planning business & offered personal training services. She went on to become VP of Key Accounts & Business Operations for a $20million dollar transmission remanufacturing facility with 150 employees simultaneously running 4 other entities (3 commercial real estate holding businesses & 1 installation arm for their manufactured transmissions) for 10yrs. Prior to a life-changing event she closed one of the largest contracts in her career with the State of South Carolina for 5yrs, valued at $20million. Deanna founded Deanna Marie Label in 2017- she designed, produced and launched 3 collections over the course of a few years. She was on the runway in Rhode Island at StyleWeek, and was a finalist for StyleChicago for the Cadillac Design Challenge. She ended her fashion adventure with her last collection at a large runway charity event against Human Trafficking at Stan Mansion in Chicago. Deanna joins the show to share insight into her entrepreneurial success. She also discusses overcoming abuse and human trafficking, how she was able to ascend to the top 2% globally as a Podcast host, and why she lives her life label free. 

Learn more and connect with Deanna:

www.labelfreepodcast.com
www.instagram.com/labelfreepodcast
www.facebook.com/labelfreepodcast
www.facebook.com/deanna.kuempel.9
www.linkedin.com/in/deanna-kuempel/
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/label-free-to-live-your-best-life-live-label-free/id1473450378
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5t_ELs5dkqBxa0DLxegKsw

Marketing Made Simple

Marketing Made Simple

April 27, 2021

Tim Fitzpatrick is an entrepreneur and business owner with expertise in marketing and business growth. He has 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience with a passion for developing and growing businesses. That passion served him well in operating and managing a wholesale distribution company he co-owned for nine years. The company grew an average of 60% a year before being acquired in 2005. Since then, he’s had failures and successes that have been valuable learning experiences. He started Rialto Marketing in 2013 and has been helping service businesses simplify marketing so they can grow with less stress. Most people overcomplicate marketing. It doesn't have to be that way. Tim joins the show to share the 3 Fundamental Marketing Secrets to Stop Wasting Your Time & Money So You Can Take Your Business To The Next Level. 

Learn more and connect with Tim:

Your Customer Avatar

Your Customer Avatar

April 19, 2021

Margo White is the No. 1 Expert In Copywriting For Entrepreneurs, and the CEO of Financial Intelligent. 4 years ago, she changed her business direction and went into Copywriting. But not JUST copywriting... There are a lot of great copywriters out there, but no one teaches entrepreneurs how to do their "homework" - develop a strategy, Customer Avatar, narrow down the niche, create a unique approach in communication with their prospects and clients. Her portfolio includes companies like Lifehack.org, Microsoft, 4Over4, AppSmart, Adobe, Heads Up Adviser, and others. Her core belief is that no matter how well designed your funnel is, without a great copy it's nothing but annoying. You don't have to spend time writing copy all by yourself, but you need to communicate effectively with anyone you hire to do this job for you. Margo joins the show to discuss what role a leader plays in creating a copy, how to communicate your ideas with copywriters, and "narrow down the niche" to get more customers and $$$ for your business. 

Learn more and connect with Margo:

https://www.instagram.com/meanmarketer/

http://writewithwhite.com/

 

Challenge the Status Quo

Challenge the Status Quo

April 19, 2021

Jeff Morrill co-founded Planet Subaru, “your undealership,” in 1998, and built it into one of the most successful privately-held car dealerships in the United States. He later started other businesses in automotive retail, real estate, telecommunications, and insurance that generate over $100,000,000 in annual revenue. His achievements in building profitable and ethical companies have been featured in a variety of national media including USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, Automotive News, The Boston Globe, and others. Jeff is the author of Profit Wise: How to Make More Money in Business by Doing the Right Thing. He is donating all his royalties to charity. Jeff joins the show to detail how he drastically changed the way business was done in the automotive industry by establishing Planet Subaru. He also discusses the reason he has the most female techs than any other dealership in the country, his take on goal setting & metrics, how businesses can improve their recruiting ads to attract better applicants, and how he corrected the most common mistakes dealerships make. 

Learn more and connect with Jeff:

www.jeffmorrill.com

www.planetsubaru.com

The Givers Lifestyle

The Givers Lifestyle

April 12, 2021

E.A. Csokolvits is the Founder of Givers University. His humble beginnings were that of the son of a milkman, and at age 16, he started his business career at a commission sales job selling janitorial services to business owners. At the age of 19, E. A. met Sam Robbins, a millionaire business man from Detroit, Michigan who took E. A. under his wing and began to mentor him. His work ethic and focus led him to starting and operating Delta International, which included building an international workforce organization of over 33,000, producing multimillions of dollars in volume. E.A. joins the show to share how to identify takers in your business, and how to distance yourself from their deeds. He also discusses his rapid ascent in the corporate world, what he learned from a major defeat in his life, and why givers earn 3x more than takers.

Learn more and connect with E.A.:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/giversuniversity

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004396084912

 

Facts Tell, Stories Sell

Facts Tell, Stories Sell

April 12, 2021

Dennis Morrison has worked in the Film & TV industry for over 30 years, and has created branded content for top brands, including Diesel, L'Oréal and Red Bull. He’s consulted on numerous video projects for small and large companies, helping them develop their video strategy and build their audience. He also teaches filmmaking and storytelling at international film schools, and does workshops for businesses and professionals who want to communicate authentically and effectively. He’s created a Storytelling based Marketing Platform to help coaches, course creators and small business owners take full control of the marketing and sales in their business. Using the power of storytelling they’re able to confidently attract their ideal audience who want to buy what they offer. Dennis joins the show to discuss his "My Story" Framework - A simple and effective framework that helps you craft and tell your story. The purpose of this framework is to show “Who you are”, aligning your story with what you do and why you do it, as people buy into people, not things. He also discusses The Audience Magnet 7 Step Framework - The one framework that helps you define your path, get clarity on your offer and creates a platform for you to consistently tell stories to attract and engage your ideal audience, so they become your perfect clients and customers.

Learn more and connect with Dennis:

https://audiencemagnet.com/

Lead Like a Lady

Lead Like a Lady

April 7, 2021

Gina Osborn is a retired FBI Agent and Executive, Army Veteran, International Speaker, Executive Coach and Podcast Host. She specializes in leadership, navigating chaos, crisis and change, international terrorism, cyber crimes, female empowerment and coaching women who work in male dominated workplaces. Having responded to catastrophic terrorist attacks and cyber hacks as an FBI Special Agent, and chasing Cold War spies in the Army, she shares tools and techniques with her clients to control chaos, manage crises and embrace change as an opportunity. She hosts Lead Like a Lady - A Real Life Podcast featuring women who have risen to the top in non traditional fields. Gina joins the show to chronicle her journey from the Army to the FBI. She also discusses what it was like to be a woman working in the male dominated field of law enforcement, her time fighting against organized crime, how to combat fear, the best ways for a woman to navigate a male dominated industry, and the rising trend of romance scams.

Learn more and connect with Gina:

https://ginalosborn.com/

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ginalosborn

 

Extend Your Team

Extend Your Team

April 5, 2021

Matthew Yahes has 20 years experience in Business Strategy, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. After years on the traditional corporate path, in 2009 he was laid off which began his journey to start his first company at the age of 36. It's been an amazing roller coaster ride ever since. As the founder of Extend Your team, a Virtual Assistant company, Matthew helps entrepreneurs and operators of all company sizes grow their business by getting out of the grind. Matthew was working 14 hours a day on his eCommerce portfolio, managing a team of 6, was buried in operations, and it was affecting his marriage. The situation was not tenable. He had enough and finally figured out how to hire an A+ player overseas who could run the operations better than him so he could focus on growth. He realized that the core issue is people look for a "Virtual Assistant" and not a "Real Professional". In 45 days, Matthew went from working 14 hours to 3 hours a day and now it's 3 hours a week. Matthew built his past two companies with a 100% remote workforce and now helps others do the same. In his spare time he snowboards well, kiteboards poorly, and enjoys life with his incredibly patient wife. Matthew joins the show to discuss how sales dropping 80% caused him to launch a new company that broke 1M in revenue and 50 employees within 7 months. He also discusses how to find the people who can run your business BETTER than you, Why you should NOT hire a VA (hire your next business leader instead!), and The TRUTH about companies hiring people overseas.

Learn more and connect with Matthew:

extendyourteam.com

linkedin.com/in/yahes/

The American Dream

The American Dream

April 4, 2021

Romina Muhametaj is the founder of Six 7 Radius, a consulting firm that helps companies grow by building one of a kind marketing strategies & sales techniques, and the host of Coffee with Romina (aka RM Podcast FL). She also holds the President Chair for FSCJ-SHRM Student Chapter and recently Romina launched NE FL Negotiation Club. She moved to America at just 17 years old by herself intending to pursue her American Dream, and her accomplishments talk about her stubbornness on her goals continuously. Often, she talks about how her American Journey has been a rollercoaster but Romina has a power to keep a positive attitude over every situation and analyze everything with the “how can I make this better and what can I learn from this” mindset. Romina joins the show to detail her journey from Albania to the U.S. at 17 years old to pursue her dream. She also discusses conquering her anxiety by starting a podcast, coping with divorce in her 20's, why negotiating and creating relationships are paramount to success in sales, and much more. 

Learn more and connect with Romina:

https://www.connectwithromina.com/

https://www.six7radius.com/courses

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