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In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, talks with Bill Troy. Bill Troy is an Inc. 500 CEO and a natural-born contrarian who, for 25 years, has helped global brands like Sony, Disney and Nestle see the world from a different perspective.

Bill’s forthcoming book, ClickSand: How The Pitchmen of Online Marketing Suck You In and Ruin Your Business, is an explosive wake-up
call and warning for business owners about the dangers and hypocrisy in online marketing. In ClickSand, Bill compares giant firms like HubSpot, Google and LinkedIn as well as local agencies and consultants in towns
big and small to snake-oil pitchmen of the 1800s. Bill’s crusade these days is to help business owners avoid or escape the
ClickSand trap before it’s too late.

Learn more at: http://www.clicksand.net/


In this episode we feature Shark Tank Veteran Elena Petzold, The BreastFeeding Stylist & Creator of Mama's MilkBox. Elena talks with Derek Champagne about her entrepreneurial journey as well as her experience in "The Tank".

Elena is the owner of Mama's Milkbox, a breastfeeding apparel subscription service that provides high quality breastfeeding fashion to Moms who want to look good, feel good, & easily breastfeed or pump breastmilk for their babies.

Learn more at www.mamasmilkbox.com


in this episode Derek Champagne interviews Don Hutcheson. Don is a lifelong entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach. He hosts the daily podcast: “Discover Your Talent—Do What You Love,” which he created to help you find your true talents and use them to build a career of success, satisfaction and freedom. He’s never had a “boss” and has created 6 innovative companies in advertising, publishing, coaching and career planning—and now on the Internet—over the last 40 years.

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In this episode Derek is on the other side of the interview as a guest on Motivational Mondays, an amazing London-based podcast, hosted by Abigale Otchere.

Derek talks about coming from humble beginnings, his years as a Hollywood musician, his rock bottom and overcoming obstacles, celebrating 10 years as an agency owner, how he ultimately measures success, and becoming a legacy entrepreneur.

Learn more at www.businessleadershipseries.com


In this episode Derek Champagne interviews John Rossman. John Rossman is the author of The Amazon Way book series, and a Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal (A&M), a global professional services rm. John is an expert in innovative and digital business models and organizational change, including internet of things (IoT).

Prior to A&M, John was an executive at Amazon.com where he launched the third party selling business, which today is over 50% of all Amazon units and supports over 3 million sellers. He is a leading analyst on Amazon and has been featured by the New York Times and CNBC.

The Amazon Way series helps managers and leaders build digital strategies and skills. The customer reviews tell the story on the impact these books are having.

The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company is considered the authoritative work on helping business leaders understand how Amazon creates a systematic culture of operational excellence and innovation.
The Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Principles for Every Leader from the World’s Leading Internet of Things Strategies is a highly reviewed business strategy book outlining the strategies and approaches for using the internet of things to improve operations and innovation.

John has a special gift for our podcast listeners. Download a free chapter of his books at: http://the-amazon-way.com/leadership/


In this episode Derek Champagne interviews JV Crum III. JV talks with Derek about his entrepreneurial journey and how to grow your business while making a difference.

J V Crum III is known for his LIVE On-Camera Trainings where he creates a Breakthrough for business coaches and consultants by helping them find $50,000 or more in hidden revenues and develop steps to put it in their bank account. Named by Inc Magazine as one of the Top 13 Business Shows to listen to in 2017, JV is host of the syndicated radio show and podcast, Conscious Millionaire, and the best-selling author of “Conscious Millionaire: Grow Your Business by Making a Difference.” JV holds multiple certifications in NLP and has graduate degrees in three areas: law, business and psychology (JD, MBA, MS).

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In this episode Derek Champagne interviews Brian Buffini, author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Emigrant Edge: How To Make It Big In America.

Brian Buffini emigrated from Ireland at the age of nineteen, with only ninety-two dollars in his
pocket. Today, as the founder of Buffini & Company, the largest business training company in North America, he is one of the nation’s top business experts. In his engaging new book, THE EMIGRANT EDGE: How To Make It Big In America (Howard Books, August 2017), he shares the secret of his success: a mix of seven qualities that make up what he calls the Emigrant Edge.

“Successful immigrants think and work differently than the average American,” Buffini writes. “When they leave everything behind, they keep their dream of success uppermost in their mind.” Through his own experiences as well as those of others, Buffini describes how the sacrifices made to come to America, the lack of a safety net, and the advantages of a fresh start, set the stage for success.

The good news for everyone, Buffini says, is that the seven traits immigrants share are wholly transferable, no matter where a person is born, or what his or her circumstances are.
“Imitating these traits will equip anyone to thrive and succeed,” he contends.

Learn more: https://www.brianbuffini.com/the-emigrant-edge.aspx


In this episode Derek Champagne interviews the Founder & CEO of RedHead Wines, Marisa Sergi just after she has landed a deal with WalMart stores. Marisa is a 23 yr old business owner who is a third generation wine maker. Marisa shares her background, passion for making wine, and the highlights of her entrepreneurial journey.

Learn more at https://redheadwine.us


In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, interviews Dr. Sharon Spano.

Dr. Sharon Spano is a corporate business strategist, work force expert, and former radio host of WorkSmart Live, who empowers business leaders and entrepreneurs to maximize performance, improve employee engagement, and increase bottom-line results.
As a Certified Professional Integral Coach™, Dr. Spano is dedicated to helping others adopt new paradigms about time and money so that they can step into radical abundance in every area of their lives. Her research focuses on wisdom, adult development, and leadership. Her passion is to help others realize their biggest life.

Sharon is also the author of The Pursuit of Time and Money, a new book that explores the relationship between time and money and how those hidden dimensions impact perspectives and choices.

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In this episode Derek Champagne, CEO of The Artist Evolution, talks with Melissa Gersin. Melissa was recently featured on the hit tv show Shark Tank and shares her transformation from maternity RN to inventor and business owner.

Based on 5 years of experience as a maternity RN, Melissa invented and designed the Tranquilo Mat - the only portable, versatile soothing mat for babies. Listen in as she shares her long journey in launching the product, challenges along the way, and ultimately triumph!

Learn more about Melissa's product at www.tranquilomat.com


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