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Bijal Patel, the passionate, positive and relentless Founder & CEO of LAUNCH, a world-class business and brand strategy coaching company, has a strong track record for coaching entrepreneurs to their fullest potential. She has helped scale hundreds of businesses with her unique Coaching style combined with brilliant methods. Honored as a “Houston Power Woman”, Bijal received a coveted distinction for being an industry leader and gamechanger, with 15 years of Business, Strategy, and Design experience. She has won innumerable awards, while helping an incredible range of clientele and industries, including Fortune 500 companies and her absolute fav —established online business owners!When it comes to branding and branding strategy, very few businesses get it right. Branding is important to a business. If a business doesn’t have a comprehensive understanding of how they should be positioning and presenting their brand, they can come off as unprofessional and/or amateurish. At the end of the day, if your brand image isn't consistent with who you want customers to think you are as a company, then nothing else matters.Today on Beyond the Story Podcast, we welcome Bijal Patel of LAUNCH. Bijal is an award-winning Branding Strategist for Established Online Businesses who has also founded her own Interior Design and Graphics firm. She shares with us how she thinks about branding when it comes to online businesses, as well as what she's learned about the importance of branding from a brand strategy standpoint.Please enjoy!More Info:
They are experienced sales experts and trusted partners, not financial operators. A premier boutique M&A firm focused on B2B SaaS companies in North America and Europe, they will work with you every step of the way to ensure the best outcome for everyone involved. With a best-in-class sales approach to ensure the success of your transaction, at Traction Advising they sell companies how you would sell your product.More Info:
Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the junk removal industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Operations Management, Sales, and Entrepreneurship. Strong operations professional graduated from Texas Driver Institute Waxahachie.More Info:
Based in St. Louis, MO, Hite Digital St. Louis is led by their owner-partner Adam McChesney. After working in sales for several years and then getting into digital marketing in 2018, Adam went full-time with his agency in 2020 and began helping companies build their brands online. Now, his clients are growing quicker than ever as part of Hite Digital St. Louis.More Info:
Jessie Lee is the number one Network Marketer in the world, multiple 7-figure annual earner, serial entrepreneur, investor, and podcaster. In less than 4 years she has built a team of over 1.6 Million customers and 12,000 promoters worldwide in 28 different countries. Jessie Lee’s top-rated Entrepreneur Podcast, The People’s Mentor, currently has 6 million downloads and counting. Her Instagram followers are at 297K; Facebook at 89K; and Tiktok at 173K.More Info:
Entrepreneur with proven results and high performance. Skilled in Operations, Sales, Management, Marketing Strategy & Implementation, and Relationship Management. Strong business development professional with a passion for leading Sales Teams and helping people reach and exceed their goals. Clifton realizes who He is and the success He have achieved is through hard work and a resolve to be the best version on himself, but also because of the incredible people He choose to surround himself with. More Info:
Brenda has always been a go-getter. She is a 2x Best Selling Author and international award-winning professional who is a specialist in crisis management, government contracting, HR, and Unmanned Aerial Systems. Brenda has led teams through some of the most difficult times and crises imaginable. Her experience and expertise have made her one of the most highly sought-after professionals in her field. Brenda has spent the last 30 years leading and working in business, security, and operations for some of the largest companies in the world. She is a contributor to and is featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, US News and World Reports. In 2021 Brenda converted her experience and entered the drone business by leading a cadre of retired US Navy SEALs that delivers a training program for law enforcement officers and forensic technicians on tactical and practical drone education. Brenda is an instructor and the CEO of Aerial Recon Training by DRL Products LLC. She is also the Chief Air Boss and operating partner to The Drone Farm, a 144-acre drone training range in Wakefield, Virginia. She's seen it all. Her HR experience has exposed her to managing volatile employee situations involving workplace violence, a near stabbing, deliberately inciting fear in other coworkers, stalking women, breaches of protocol around national security, assault, suicide, death, homicide - you name it. In fact, she's faced such a wide variety of extreme circumstances that she's been deemed "an HR force of nature." But through it all, she remains unflappable and determined to help others find success. Brenda has always had a heart for service. Brenda is a Navy SEAL Community volunteer who devotes her time and energy to supporting veterans of Naval Special Warfare. She spends 32 weeks out of the year working with The Honor Foundation to help transitioning Special Forces personnel. Brenda is knowledgeable, insightful, and creative, and she uses her skills to help these servicemen and women make the most of their careers. Perseverance, integrity, and relentless optimism are just of the few of the ingredients that make up what you experience when meeting and working with her.More Info:
Some of you may be wondering, what is “Mills Knows Bills,” and how did it come about? In the fall of 2014, Mills sat in her dorm room stunned that she only had $1.50 in her bank account. She said to herself, “that’s it?!?” – no credit card to fall back on, no savings account…nothing. Where did all her money go? How is she going to eat? How can she manage her finances better? These were all questions that flooded her mind; But where should she start? She began keeping track of all expenses and income on a spreadsheet, changed her major to finance, and obtained various positions in the finance industry.Throughout the past five years, She improved upon this spreadsheet, paid off $25,000 in debt in two years, and have become a budget planning expert. Her experiences led to the creation of practices that have allowed her to help many others obtain financial freedom by cutting down the learning curve.More Info:
Every great company has a Rainmaker.  Someone who doesn’t just see the vision for the future of the Rockstar Entities, but has a proven track record of building a solid business foundation that provides a consistent return on investment. At Rockstar Capital, they have brought together several highly successful "Rainmakers" into their Fold. Brandon entered the US Navy right out of high school and served as an electronic warfare technician and operator with a top-secret security clearance. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf three times and operated under combat conditions during routine oil tanker escorts and the Desert Storm War. His main duties were as an anti-ship missile defense operator. In his 6 years in the service, Brandon traveled the world, and was awarded several commendations such as: National Defense Service Medal, Naval Battle E Award (a ship must win a minimum of four of the six Command Excellence awards to obtain this ranking), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Medal and Good Conduct Medal.More Info:
Zoda is a versatile and customer driven professional with 6+ years of experience as technical lead with focus on solution delivery and optimal collaboration with key stakeholders to improve customers’ experience. She's also a fitness coach with a very healthy and active lifestyle. More info:
Ray Higdon is a two time best selling author and a former #1 income earner in a network marketing company that he joined while he was in foreclosure. He has shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, Les Brown, Robert Kiyosaki and many more. Ray and his wife no longer build a network marketing company so they can better serve the profession as coaches, speakers and trainers. Their coaching company was recognized this year on the Inc 5000 as one of Americas fastest growing companies and they LOVE helping network marketers grow large teams and create freedom in their life. Ray and Jessica are the creators of the hit reality show, Play To Win, where 40+ motivated contestants tackle sales and business challenges to win a life-changing opportunity. More Info:
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Kirstin Smith coaches women nationwide to achieve their health and fitness goals and work toward creating a life they love.As a busy entrepreneur, wife, and mom to four young kids, she understands the struggles that many women face when it comes to prioritizing their own needs.Kirstin's open and honest approach allows her to target the mindset traps that keep many women stuck in cyclical weight loss/gain patterns, yo-yo dieting, and food-related anxiety. Her experience as a gym owner, nutritionist, and mother has led her to develop a holistic coaching method that emphasizes long-term, sustainable change.Kirstin lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Jeff,and their four children.Grab your copy of Kiristen's book here: with Kirstin here:
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Barbara and her team offer Accounting and Tax Strategy for Fed-up Business Owners. They do this by combining tax accounting with tax strategy – meaning they don’t just crunch your numbers, they analyze them. They find ways for you to save money on your taxes, whether by pointing out deductions you might have overlooked or coming up with custom tax strategies you can implement in your business.Connect with Barbara and her team here:
My guest on this episode is my buddy, Sammie Knight. Sammie is a successful real estate entrepreneur and we met through the same mastermind community we are part of. Sammie is an avid outdoors man, family man and has been married for 47 years.
Elise struggled with mental health issues for most of her life, and didn’t understand “why.”With her own exploration in trauma therapy, relationship science, Neuroscience, NLP, and therapy of her own, she was able to pinpoint the cycles and behaviors that ultimately always led to her demise.Now  she helps men, as many men are silenced when it comes to emotions. This causes their struggles to be compounded and makes it even more difficult to process.Connect with Elise here:
The world of comedy has changed, but it is still alive and well. Especially here in Miami. Brittany and I discuss the world of comedy and enjoy a laugh or 2 on this episode.Connect with Brittany here: TO START A PODCAST?Schedule a call w/ Sebastian Today! => 
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