Ronn Torossian, founder and CEO of 5WPR, one of the most powerful PR firms in New York, is the two-time winner of the PR Executive of the Year award and semifinalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. He is the bestselling author of For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations.
Ronn walks us through his journey from his job at a pizza parlor to CEO of a PR firm and describes the lessons he’s learned along the way. We discuss the power of believing in yourself and establishing “your brand.” We delve into the value of knowing who you are, what you want and what you are willing to sacrifice.
This episode is great for the hungry entrepreneur who wants to take his or her business to the next level.
Sarah Hofstetter is the global CEO of 360i, the premier digital advertising agency.
Sarah has received numerous award including Advertising Agency’s “40 Under 40”. Her company, 360i, is the only ad agency to be named Top 3 agency in Advertising Age’s Agency A-List three years in a row.
Sarah shares her story about how she went from a journalism major to an advertising executive. In just 10 years, she ran PR for a public company, launched her own company and then joined 360i; ultimately becoming its CEO. Now she sets brand strategy for major companies like Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, HBO, OREO and many more.
In this episode, we discuss Sarah's insights and lessons she learned along the way.
What are the attributes of Great Achievers? Best selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Cameron C Taylor, has a lot to share on the subject. Two of Taylor’s five books are dedicated to analyzing the lives of great people, like Mahatma Gandhi, Walt Disney, George Washington and Winston Churchill. His popular books “8 Attributes of Great Achievers” and “8 Attributes of Great Achievers II” has been widely distributed. In this episode, Taylor talks about the lives of the great people he has studied, the lessons he has learnt and how he was able to bring those insights into his own life. We discuss the privilege and responsibility of independence, maintaining one’s values even when experiencing failure and how to balance a life of business, family, and philanthropy.
In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, I spoke with David Lieberman, Ph.D., a noted speaker and award-winning author whose techniques have been used by the FBI, the Navy and Fortune 500 companies. In this interview, Dr. Lieberman explains the concept of free will, how to make quality decisions and the impact those choices have on our reality. He charts a path to positive self-esteem, self-awareness and personal happiness.
In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Charlie speaks with Jason Gelber, co-founder of BD Health Services. After receiving his master's degree in mental health and addiction, Jason did an internship in a drug rehabilitation facility. Jason saw the way the facility treated its patients and felt that he could create a better and more effective experience for people suffering from addiction. Gelber, and his partner, sought to open their own facility, but hit one obstacle after another. Everyone they turned to, discouraged them. They didn’t have the money, the space or the experience. But they had the vision and the self-confidence and that was enough to launch their first facility. Now, BD Health Services host four facilities, have helped hundreds of people, and have exceeded everyone’s expectations. Jason shares his thoughts on how he was able to overcome the odds, launch his company, and grow it to success.
On this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Charlie spoke with Joel Mael, the Vice Chairman of the Miami Marlins. Joel shares insights on how to not only how to grow a company, but how to do so under the scrutiny of the public eye. Joel deals with staying focused against opposition and criticism. He shares his opinions about the value of natural talent, hard work and being passionate about what you do. He shares insight on what it takes to be a major league athlete and successful franchise. If you are a sports fan, you don’t want to miss this.
In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Charlie talks with David Tawil, President of Maglan Capital about his experience going from a prominent attorney to running an event-driven Hedge Fund. David shares his thoughts from how to pick an area to focus on when starting your own business to how most people cannot achieve success without stumbling and falling along the way. David shared a few of his theories on success and honesty and gave tips that every entrepreneur needs to hear to protect themselves. David trusted his instincts and his partner and used his experience to rise above adversity to achieve success. His story is truly unique and not to be missed.