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Mario Porreca is obsessed with conversation. He is fascinated by people, innately curious, and has a gift for connecting with others at a deep level and helping them articulate their powerful wisdom in a very short amount of time.

Over the past 10 years, Mario has been blessed with the opportunity to have conversations with and in front of more than 50,000,000 people—which has earned him the distinction of being commonly referred to as “The Conversation Guy.” The most effective conversations share one thing in common: they drive an emotional connection that changes lives.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur building your venture, a teacher trying to break through to your students, a doctor diagnosing patients, a lawyer crafting cases, or a parent raising children—the #1 critical success factor is learning how to drive Conversations That Convert.
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I had such a great conversation with Michael David Huey and I absolutely love his brand and podcast—HeFluence. In this episode we talk about the meaning behind HeFluence, how alignment and spirituality lead to achievement, how working harder isn't always the answer to greater success, and more! Michael is originally from Lancaster Ohio. After High school he attended The Ohio State University.Where  he was a 4 year letterman in track and field. He also received a Graduate degree in nutrition, exercise science and sports management.  Michael has an 8-year theology degree in Christian Studies from Christian Life School of Theology and is currently in the process of getting his ordination into marketplace ministry. He is also a master educator for the American Council of Exercise, holds 25+ certifications from fitness and nutrition to anti-aging. Michael recently started his own podcast called The HeFluence Podcast. In 2019 he received the monumental business award at Thrive which has been voted by Forbes, Inc. and Huffington post as the number one entrepreneur event of the year for the past five years.  He loves to workout, bike, and golf and is married to his amazing wife Lisa. They live in Groveland , Florida after spending the last 25+ years in the Tampa Bay Area. Michael and Lisa love God and love serving others.  Connect with Michale at HeFluence.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure you check out the other episodes Michael and I did on the podcast: EP 802: Partnering With God EP 803: Correct and Encourage See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gina Molinari is back for part two of our conversation.  In this episode we talk about the power of clarity and how getting clear on what we really do leads to consistency in doing it and that consistency leads to confidence through repetition and improvement.  We also talk about pricing and how Gina communicates her value to the world and to potential clients. Gina Mo is a Confident Communication Coach and online marketing strategist.  She helps entrepreneurial-minded people get clear and confident in becoming the face of their business with a combination of mindset and strategy work.  She combines her unique experience of classical singing, digital marketing, and emotional intelligence to help her clients break through their fears of being visible and step into their strongest communication skills in order to get more clients and make more impact with their work. Connect with Gina at GinaMolinari.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gina Molinari, affectionately known as Gina Mo, is a Confident Communication Coach and online marketing strategist.  She joined me on the podcast to talk about her love for making others cry (in a good way), how she helps others intentionally tap into passion and purpose just as she has in her life, and how our commitment to something bigger than ourselves can become our driving force. Gina helps entrepreneurial-minded people get clear and confident in becoming the face of their business with a combination of mindset and strategy work.  She combines her unique experience of classical singing, digital marketing, and emotional intelligence to help her clients break through their fears of being visible and step into their strongest communication skills in order to get more clients and make more impact with their work. Connect with Gina at GinaMolinari.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
My good friend Marc Marling is the founder of CorporateThought.com and I absolutely love his take on networking and building relationships. In this episode we had a great conversation about that and more! Marc has worked in the shipping industry for more than 20 years, first in freight brokering and forwarding, later as a maritime attorney and now handling day to day operational and business issues for Vanmarc.   Marc was previously the General Counsel at container carrier CMA CGM (America) and handled extensive terminal acquisition and development work for the Virginia Port Authority and others while working in private practice. Marc is a graduate of Widener University (1993) and Rutgers University School of Law (1997) and earned a Certificate in Chartering from SUNY Maritime College (Ft. Schyler) (1994). Connect with Marc at CorporateThought.com and follow him on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Medium, and Subscribe to his podcast. Make sure you check out the other episodes Marc and I did on the podcast: EP 793: What a 21st Century Leader Looks Like EP 794: Getting to Know Who People Really Are See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Benita Conde is back for part two of our conversation.  In this episode we talk about stepping out in faith even when it feels like no one else around us understands the decisions we are making and the actions we are taking.  We talk about staying connected to our higher power and staying in alignment with our true self while acting in faith and staying in purposeful action. Benita Conde is the founder of Create Radical Love, LLC a life coaching and consulting approach for people who want to radically love their whole life experience, not just compartmentalized parts of it.  She is an advertising industry expert with 20 years of experience supporting and guiding the careers of creative people. She held leadership roles in resource management, project management, recruiting and talent development at agencies such as Fallon NY, BBH NY and Anomaly NY and led creative recruiting for North America at the global executive placement firm, The Talent Business.  Benita has experienced the coaching process as a client, ​completed the year-long Tier 1 Civilization Upgraders Leadership Training program led by Bentinho Massaro in 2019​ and has been sober for 13 years.  Her first professional role was that of classical ballet dancer in NYC. She brings that discipline, devotion and her love for choreographic movement, creative collaboration and creative passion into all that she does. In July of 2017 Benita left her most recent agency role at Anomaly NY, jumped into the unknown and launched Create Radical Love in October 2017. She now works with individuals globally as a holistic coach guiding each client to lead with intuition, define a calling and take action from that aligned, excited and Infinite place across all aspects of their life experience.  She also works with creative businesses, educational institutions and industry groups as a coach, consultant, workshop facilitator and speaker. In addition, she now also sits on the communications committee of The Innerwork Center in Richmond, VA and is the Wellness Strategist for VCU Brandcenter. There is nothing that lights her up more than to see people step into their true excitement, their true freedom and watch them wake up to what is infinitely possible for themselves and their businesses. If she can create and live a radically loved life, so can you! Connect with Benita at CreateRadicalLove.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Benita Conde is the founder of Create Radical Love, LLC a life coaching and consulting approach for people who want to radically love their whole life experience, not just compartmentalized parts of it.  Benita joined me on the podcast to talk about her journey of alignment with her true purpose, creating radical love in her own life, and how she is actively and passionately helping others do the same. Benita is an advertising industry expert with 20 years of experience supporting and guiding the careers of creative people. She held leadership roles in resource management, project management, recruiting and talent development at agencies such as Fallon NY, BBH NY and Anomaly NY and led creative recruiting for North America at the global executive placement firm, The Talent Business.  Benita has experienced the coaching process as a client, ​completed the year-long Tier 1 Civilization Upgraders Leadership Training program led by Bentinho Massaro in 2019​ and has been sober for 13 years.  Her first professional role was that of classical ballet dancer in NYC. She brings that discipline, devotion and her love for choreographic movement, creative collaboration and creative passion into all that she does. In July of 2017 Benita left her most recent agency role at Anomaly NY, jumped into the unknown and launched Create Radical Love in October 2017. She now works with individuals globally as a holistic coach guiding each client to lead with intuition, define a calling and take action from that aligned, excited and Infinite place across all aspects of their life experience.  She also works with creative businesses, educational institutions and industry groups as a coach, consultant, workshop facilitator and speaker. In addition, she now also sits on the communications committee of The Innerwork Center in Richmond, VA and is the Wellness Strategist for VCU Brandcenter. There is nothing that lights her up more than to see people step into their true excitement, their true freedom and watch them wake up to what is infinitely possible for themselves and their businesses. If she can create and live a radically loved life, so can you! Connect with Benita at CreateRadicalLove.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
I had a great conversation with my friend and the founder of Crash.co Isaac Morehouse! Isaac is reinventing the way job interviews are done and systematizing them in a more social way which I absolutely love. We talked about being more relaxed and allowing our real selves to shine in our interactions. Isaac is the founder and CEO of Crash, the career launch platform. He previously founded and currently serves as an advisor to Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. Isaac is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. When he’s not with his wife and kids or building his company, he can be found smoking cigars, playing guitars, reading, writing, getting angry watching sports teams from his home state of Michigan, or enjoying the beach. Connect with Isaac at IsaacMorehouse.com and follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Medium. Make sure you check out the other episodes Isaac and I did on the podcast: EP 796: Show Don't Tell EP 797: Creativity Begets Creativity See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mary Hyatt is back for part two of our conversation. In this episode we talk about the power of spirituality in business and success.  We also talk about visualization, what makes it so effective, and our shared philosophy that we are not alone, we are more than enough when we connect with God, and we are infinitely loved no matter what. Mary is a life and business mindset coach who specializes in helping high achieving female entrepreneurs move from living a life of burnout to a life where they are connected to their emotions, their body, and spirit.  She helps bring her 1 on 1 and group coaching clients back to their enoughness, wholeness, and femininity.  Mary is the host of the Living Fully Alive podcast that airs weekly where she dives deeper into mindset and helps her listeners learn to embody a life fully lived. She is also a Top Earner with doTERRA Essential Oils, helping teach women how to support their bodies and emotions holistically. As a trained Hypnotherapist and Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Mary brings a level of consciousness and soul focused inner work to everything she does. Connect with Mary at MaryHyatt.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mary Hyatt is a life and business mindset coach who specializes in helping high achieving female entrepreneurs move from living a life of burnout to a life where they are connected to their emotions, their body, and spirit.  Mary joined me on the podcast to talk about her journey from trying to get love to now making the radical shift to trying to give love.  We also talk about cultivating the belief that we are already enough and worthy of love and success and Mary shares what loving other people means to her. Mary helps bring her 1 on 1 and group coaching clients back to their enoughness, wholeness, and femininity. She is the host of the Living Fully Alive podcast that airs weekly where she dives deeper into mindset and helps her listeners learn to embody a life fully lived. She is also a Top Earner with doTERRA Essential Oils, helping teach women how to support their bodies and emotions holistically. As a trained Hypnotherapist and Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Mary brings a level of consciousness and soul focused inner work to everything she does. Connect with Mary at MaryHyatt.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
I was joined by my friend Karl Staib for a great conversation! Karl is an author and a coach with a strong focus on and passion for gratitude. In this conversation we talk about gratitude, poetry, and so much more! Karl has helped thousands of people understand their internal dialogs and remove limiting beliefs, so they can grow their careers and lives.  He has spoken to fortune 500 companies about the power of an appreciative culture and how it can help teams improve their communication and productivity. Connect with Karl at BringGratitude.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Grab a copy of Karl’s Bring Gratitude Book. Make sure you check out the other episodes Karl and I did on the podcast: EP 805: Explaining and Complaining EP 806: The Power of Micro-Routines See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Calvin Wayman is back for part two of our conversation. In this episode we talk about our journeys as entrepreneurs and more specifically how those journeys began.  We talked about cultivating the trust to step out in faith, let go of the things not serving us, and be open to receiving not necessarily what we think we want, but the opportunities that God provides for us. Calvin is an author, trier, and self-proclaimed messer-upper.  He was born into an unconventional family - one that celebrates the practice of polygamy. He has 5 loving parents—one dad, and four moms. He also has 44 best friends—all of them his siblings. His upbringing gifted him life lessons like: working hard, working together, and going after what you really believe in! While he chose not to continue the path of his parents, he is using what they taught him to blaze his own trail. Today he’s a high-ticket sales entrepreneur—helping podcasters, coaches, and entrepreneurs monetize and scale through the power of a high-ticket offer.  He is writing his second book, “How to Sell Like a Shark Without Being a Dick (Richard).”  He is a TEDx Speaker being asked to speak all around the world and the host of the “Curious With Calvin Wayman” podcast. Calvin is also a dad, committed to being an example to his two kids that it’s okay to try things and get messy. And, despite fear, you really can create the life of your dreams. Connect with Calvin at CalvinWayman.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Check out the “Cooking and Conversation” Livestream that Calvin and I did while he cooked bacon, eggs, and hash browns! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Calvin Wayman is an author, trier, and self-proclaimed messer-upper.  He joined me on the podcast to talk about our mutual love for breakfast foods and how it is a perfect analogy for short-term vs the long-term when it comes to decision making and actions for lasting success. Calvin was born into an unconventional family - one that celebrates the practice of polygamy. He has 5 loving parents—one dad, and four moms. He also has 44 best friends—all of them his siblings. His upbringing gifted him life lessons like: working hard, working together, and going after what you really believe in! While he chose not to continue the path of his parents, he is using what they taught him to blaze his own trail. Today he’s a high-ticket sales entrepreneur—helping podcasters, coaches, and entrepreneurs monetize and scale through the power of a high-ticket offer.  He is writing his second book, “How to Sell Like a Shark Without Being a Dick (Richard).”  He is a TEDx Speaker being asked to speak all around the world and the host of the “Curious With Calvin Wayman” podcast. Calvin is also a dad, committed to being an example to his two kids that it’s okay to try things and get messy. And, despite fear, you really can create the life of your dreams. Connect with Calvin at CalvinWayman.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Check out the “Cooking and Conversation” Livestream that Calvin and I did while he cooked bacon, eggs, and hash browns! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
I had a great conversation with my good friend David Barnes who coaches people to breakthroughs using...are you ready for this....MOVIES! Yes, you read that correctly—David has a library of thousands of movies that he and his team have watched and categorized and catalogued based on their energetic properties and the lessons and messages they convey. He also has a five minute intention session that goes with the specific movie he has clients watch to help them get the most out of what they are consuming. He put me through his process and I can honestly say that it was a fantastic and powerful experience. Also, I'm not quite sure how he did it but he couldn't have recommended a more perfect movie for me to experience his zone of genius. Do you want to shift your limiting beliefs and become an energetic match with all the things you desire? Well, now you can do that in your jammies while watching a movie and snacking on popcorn. David Barnes is the founder of Peace of Mind Overtures where they’ve infused over 700 carefully selected movies with hundreds of powerful intentions and affirmations. In addition to shifting your mindset on a conscious level, these Alignment Movie Process (AMPTM)  films shift your energetic patterns on a more profound level so you can propel yourself towards a life you truly love. David’s diverse background includes leadership roles at The Ford Motor Company, as well as executive non-profit experience at The Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He works with individuals, executives, teams, and businesses that desire to make a change and realize a new sustainable set point. David has consulted with hundreds of businesses, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S. His diverse client base includes the Federal Government’s Office of Planning and Management,  The Center for Leadership Development, The U.S Air Force, NOAA, and Starbucks. Connect with David at PeaceOfMindOvertures.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube. Make sure you check out the other episodes David and I did on the podcast: EP 778: Everything Is a Co-Creation EP 779: A Movie and Conversation About Love and Acceptance See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Neil Sahota is back for part two of our conversation on the podcast. In this episode we talk about a couple of the projects Neil is currently working on to utilize Artificial Intelligence to create social good in the world. We also talk about the development of technology over the years and how virtual reality could play a big role in education, entertainment, and more in the not so distant future. Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisor, and Faculty at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to think disruptively and create next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. He is also the author of Own the A.I. Revolution, a practical guide to leveraging A.I. for social good and business growth and was named Best Business Book of 2019 by Soundview. Neil’s work experience spans multiple industries including health care, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Prior to his current role, he was a thought leader, consultant, and practice leader in IBM Global Business Services, where he led the sales and delivery of consulting engagements in business strategy, new product development, revenue optimization, process improvement, and business/system integration. Neil has lived and worked in Ningbo, China, where he was involved in economic development projects, gaining extensive experience in assisting companies and entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups and a director of various tech companies. Neil resides in California, and spends significant time traveling the world to participate in business development and global expansion projects. Connect with Neil at NeilSahota.com and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisor, and Faculty at UC Irvine. Neil joined me on this episode of the podcast to talk about the opportunities that Artificial Intelligence offers us as a technology and a tool. We also talk about what we believe philosophically when it comes to humans and technologically becoming more and more inseparable and what the possible future holds as AI continues to grow and develop. With 20+ years of business experience, Neil works with clients and business partners to think disruptively and create next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. He is also the author of Own the A.I. Revolution, a practical guide to leveraging A.I. for social good and business growth and was named Best Business Book of 2019 by Soundview. Neil’s work experience spans multiple industries including health care, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Prior to his current role, he was a thought leader, consultant, and practice leader in IBM Global Business Services, where he led the sales and delivery of consulting engagements in business strategy, new product development, revenue optimization, process improvement, and business/system integration. Neil has lived and worked in Ningbo, China, where he was involved in economic development projects, gaining extensive experience in assisting companies and entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups and a director of various tech companies. Neil resides in California, and spends significant time traveling the world to participate in business development and global expansion projects. Connect with Neil at NeilSahota.com and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
My good friend Yoram Solomon joined me on Casual Conversations to chat about media, trust, business, technology, and more! Dr. Yoram Solomon is the author of The Book of Trust and the founder of the Innovation Culture Institute LLC. He published 13 books, 22 patents, more than 300 articles, and was one of the creators of Wi-Fi and USB 3.0. Named one of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers (last 5 years) and one of the Top 20 Global Thought Leaders on Corporate Culture and Emerging Technologies. Yoram is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, and was a TEDx speaker and host. He is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at the Southern Methodist University in Texas and Hadassah College in Israel. His trustworthiness model is based on years of original research, years of service as an elected official and as an executive, and service at the IDF 35th Airborne Brigade. Connect with Yoram at YoramSolomon.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Make sure you check out the other episodes Yoram and I did on the podcast: EP 753: Mediterranean Chicken with Middle Eastern Toast, Tahini, and Hummus EP 775: It's All About Innovation Culture EP 776: The 7 Laws of Trust See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paul Conant is back for part two of our conversation. In this episode we talk about the value of building and growing a business through genuine connecting conversations. We also talk about some of the marketing tactics that we see entrepreneurs trying to use today and how Paul really wants to do business with people he would enjoy hanging out with at a barbecue. Paul Conant has more than 25 years of experience in building businesses as well as sales training for small companies and big box retail firms. Paul is an accomplished entrepreneur and manager. His vision and expertise in business performance has driven growth in the service, retail, and e-commerce sectors. With a rare blend of creative and operational strengths he has achieved exciting results in all companies he has worked with.  Before founding Gizoom, Paul was a successful entrepreneur in the electronic industry. He also consults clients in a variety of business concerns as well as developing online strategies for, PPC, SEO, SEM and local search.  Connect with Paul at TheProfitProtocol.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paul Conant has more than 25 years of experience in building businesses as well as sales training for small companies and big box retail firms. He joined me on the podcast to talk about his experience in digital marketing over the past 25 years, what he believes to be the biggest opportunity and shift in the market to date, where ad targeting is headed, and how he handles the haters who pop up on social media. Paul is an accomplished entrepreneur and manager. His vision and expertise in business performance has driven growth in the service, retail, and e-commerce sectors. With a rare blend of creative and operational strengths he has achieved exciting results in all companies he has worked with.  Before founding Gizoom, Paul was a successful entrepreneur in the electronic industry. He also consults clients in a variety of business concerns as well as developing online strategies for, PPC, SEO, SEM and local search.  Connect with Paul at TheProfitProtocol.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
I had a great conversation with Lauren Kress who is known as "The Business Scientist." Lauren is also a really great friend of mine and someone that I absolutely love chatting with because she really knows business strategy and is equal parts analytical and creative with her approach. Lauren Kress is one of the few theoretically-trained scientists and growth innovators of the millennial generation whose knowledge of investment-led growth is transforming decision making in the business world.  Lauren is the creator of the Home Start youtube series, host of the Grow Your Brand podcast and Founder of The Change Makers Collective: a science-led growth consultancy for visionary thinkers and leaders who are changing the world for the better. Connect with Lauren at TheChangeMakers.org.au and follow her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Make sure you check out the other episodes Lauren and I did on the podcast: EP 772: Experimenting to Make the Most Out of Business EP 773: Sitting in the Middle of Feeling and Thinking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kyle Gillette is back for part two of our conversation. In this episode we talk about what it means to have what he calls a SAGE Mindset. We also talk about leadership, prayer, and Kyle shares some stories of where SAGE showed up in his own life. Kyle Gillette is the owner of Gillette Solutions, a Professional Coaching and consulting company. He has been coaching for 15 years and as a certified coach and behavioral analyst, he's worked with over hundreds of people to help them better understand themselves and their leadership style. As a result of his research and experiences, he's created the SAGE Mindset Leadership program.  When Kyle is not working, he is active with his wife and three daughters in the Pacific Northwest. As a side note, if you're looking for a racquetball game, he's ready and willing!  Connect with Kyle at GilletteSolutions.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Subscribe to the SAGE Mindset Podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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