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In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, interview Murray Priestley.

Murray Priestley is a partner at Global Private Partners, a private equity investment rm based in Hong Kong.

Since 1988, Murray has provided executive level management to a range of businesses. Working from an in-depth understanding of nancial markets, information technology & customer service, Murray has bridged the gap between strategy and operational requirements. A natural leader, he acts as a catalyst for rapid growth & execution.

Murray is the author of two books, including The Great Business Shape-up and The $1M Pay Day. The $1M Pay Day comes from the perspective of a private equity investor. How do they look at businesses to buy? What hidden value do they see? Then Murray turns this around, as that hidden value is what needs to be unlocked in order to drive up the online businesses valuation and make it sellable.

Learn more at http://globalprivatepartners.com


In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, interviews Cort Dial. Cort is an author, speaker, performance coach who believes the only leader who needs to change is you. He has spent the last 30 years in a variety of environments ranging from corpo- rate skyscrapers to South American jungles.
Cort has honed a unique approach to developing coaches and business leaders founded in the core conviction: “Leaders reach the summit of leadership when they can create extraordinary business performance while caring for people.” Cort calls this new breed of 21st-century hero the All-InTM Leader.
Today, Cort is the President of Cort Dial Consulting, LLC where he has successfully guided business coaches and executives from organizations such as Chevron, Intel, U.S. Borax, Disney and Apple to cultivate a new breed of leader. He guides individuals through frank self-evaluation, personal change, and the pursuit of extraordinary performance, he creates the All-InTM Leaders, high achievers whorecognize the power of human connection.

Cort is also the author of the Globe and Mail’s 2016 #1 business book; Heretics to Heroes: A Memoir on Modern Leadership. His book introduces a new framework for inspiring and in uencing others with his All-InTM Leadership. As provocative as it is practical, Heretics to Heroes reminds readers that history’s greatest men and women were once seen as heretics.

Learn more at www.cortdial.com


In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, interviews Peter Winick.

Peter Winick is the Founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage, a company that helps thought leaders turn foundational ideas into thriving businesses. He is an entrepreneurial-minded director who leverages the power of internal and external relationships, accelerating the growth
of aspiring thought leaders and exponentially increasing the value of their intellectual property. For over twenty years, Peter has worked with thought leaders to monetize their content by developing products and solutions applicable to large enterprises. Further, his accomplishments with start-ups, turnarounds, and M&A (in the b2b services sector) have equipped him with the ability to drive results using practical strategy, focused execution, and a disciplined method of cost control.

As an information junkie and avid reader of business books, he is capable of taking great content and creating a platform to best support it through a combination of art, science, logic, focus, passion and creativity.

Peter knows that visionaries, whether speakers, authors, corporate leaders, or just really smart people, need help with moving beyond one-book-one-gig. He’s here to bring you solutions.

Learn more at www.thoughtleadershipleverage.com


In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, interviews Tim Sanders.

Tim Sanders spent most of his early career on the cutting edge of innovation and change. He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban’s Broadcast.com, which had the largest opening day IPO in history. After Yahoo acquired the company, Tim was tapped to lead their ValueLab, and by 2001, he rose to Chief Solutions Officer. In 2005, he founded Deeper Media, which provides consulting services for leading brands. Today, he is one of the top-rated speakers on the lecture circuit.

Tim is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Love Is the Killer App: How To Win Business & Influence Friends. It’s been translated into over a dozen languages and has been featured in Fast Company, USA Today, the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor and on CNN.

He’s a master storyteller who offers listeners actionable takeaways that produce results right away. That’s why he’s one of the top speakers on the lecture circuit.

Learn more at www.timsanders.com/bls


This is a special episode Derek Champagne invites Fleetwood Hicks as a return guest to feature his worthy cause: Villy's Remarkable Ride Program. Fleetwood is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Villy Customs who landed a huge deal on Shark Tank with Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran.

Villy's Remarkable Ride Program provides a new custom cruiser bike to a child battling cancer for every 10 bikes sold.

Derek bought the Ellie model in this Kickstarter campaign. Will you join us in making this Kickstarter campaign a huge success?

Learn more about this campaign at www.villycustoms.com


In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, talks with Shark Tank veteran Yannis Moati. Yannis is the Founder & CEO of Hotels by Day, which seamlessly unlocks latent intra-day room inventory, bringing guests the flexibility of short stays. Intra-day rooms being the inventory of unsold rooms from the night before pooled with early checkouts.

Yannis shares his experiences launching his new business and growing his national brand.

Learn more at www.hotelsbyday.com


In this episode Derek Champagne chats with Eddie Yoon. Eddie is a growth strategy expert for the last 20 years as a Partner with The Cambridge Group. In the last 5 years, he has helped double numerous businesses-cable media company, food brand, beverage company, pet food brand, consumer robotics, standby generators-from several hundred million to close to a billion dollars.

Eddie is the author of the acclaimed book, Superconsumers: A Simple, Speedy and Sustainable Path to Superior Growth (Harvard Business School Press, 2016). He is also the author of over 40 articles, including Make Your Best Customers Even Better (Harvard Business Review magazine, March 2014) and Why It Pays to Be a Category Creator (Harvard Business Review magazine, March 2013). Eddie has been a keynote speaker in the U.S., Africa, Australia, Denmark, the UK and Japan.

Learn more at: www.businessleadershipseries.com


In this episode Derek Champagne shares recent interviews with guests from the hit ABC tv show Shark Tank. Guests include successful entrepreneurs Melissa Lay (SandiLake Clothing) and Michael Dweck (Basic Outfitters) talking about building a successful brand, entrepreneurship, and their experiences in "The Tank". Hear the full guest interviews on iTunes or at www.businessleadershipseries.com


In this episode host, Derek Champagne, interviews Karim Bishay. Karim Bishay helps companies become insanely efficient. His purpose at Living Orgs is to empower organizations towards a clear, agile structure and stronger purpose. He is an industry leading consultant in the areas of Holacracy and building Adaptive Organizations.

Karim blends a variety of approaches such as Holacracy, GTD, OKR’s, and Emotional Intelligence to help companies find a system that works well for them. Over the past few years, Karim has helped over 20 companies restructure how they organize their teams. While most companies rely on the standard top down style of management, Karim introduces new organization styles that create more clarity and accountability among the organization. The end result of Karim’s work with a company is that they become more efficient, have a stronger culture and they can adapt quicker to the changing marketplace.

Learn more at: www.livingorgs.com/leadership


In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, talks with Teresa McCloy.

Special gift for our listeners: www.teresamccloy.com/leadership

Business Productivity Coach Teresa McCloy partners with her clients to stop being productive and do what matters. A recovering workaholic who was addicted to all the latest apps, software, and best selling books on productivity, is now passionate about helping business leaders and entrepreneurs to assess their habits and execute an Individualized Productivity System (IPS) for doing more of what matters.

Teresa is a founding trainer and coach with the 12 Week YearTM system, and uses tools such as iEnneagram© and Life Maps, serving her clients through one-on-one coaching, webinars, and training to discover their unique talents, values and life mission.

Special gift for our listeners: www.teresamccloy.com/leadership


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