Today's featured guest is Tony Teegarden. Tony is an online marketing and lifestyle coach who works with coaches and experts, including me, to turn their expertise into high-ticket, online group coaching programs so they can leverage their time and enjoy life without being consumed by their business. His clients have generated millions in revenue over just a few short years, in dozens of niches.
Tony has more than 20 years of sales experience, and his whole sales philosophy is based on serving your ideal prospect and providing value. He has a 100% happy client and result rate, in part because he only works with people who are open to the type of transformation that his program requires. I have benefited so much in the last few months from working with Tony so I knew I had to share his amazing expertise and my experience with all of you.
I am so fired up to introduce today’s featured guest, Carrie Rich. Carrie is the CEO and Co-founder of The Global Good Fund, which is built by and for social entrepreneurs. It was created in 2012 when Carrie was just 26 years old, based on the belief that growing leaders is the best strategy for solving complex social problems and achieving global good. The Global Good Fund leverages this vision by accelerating the development of high-potential young leaders through financial investment and by harnessing executive insights via a customized leadership development program. In 2017, over 24,000 high potential entrepreneurs from more than 100 countries applied for one of 12 fellowship positions with the Fund.
Carrie wears a number of other hats as well, including published author and mentor-in-residence at GW University. She's also part of the faculty at GW and the Amani Institute in Kenya and a board member at several other organizations. Carrie's also won a number of honors, including the 2016 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the POLITICO Women Who Rule Award, the Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40, Entrepreneur.com Top 30 Startups to Watch, the Asian Social Innovation CEO of the Year, and others. The story of how the Global Good Fund came to be is truly amazing.
Today on the show I am pleased to introduced Michael Sacca. Michael was President of Crew, which has sourced freelancers for over $30 million in design and development projects. Crew was just acquired by Dribbble, which is a community of creative designers who share small screenshots that show their work, process, and current projects. Michael led the negotiations for the acquisition of Crew and became the Head of Sales and Marketing at Dribbble. He's also the host of Rocketship.fm, a business podcast that's focused on inspiring entrepreneurs.
Michael started his career by moving to LA and pursuing music. After three years of waiting tables and little success, he decided to teach himself to code and he used his coding skills to launch Tiny Factory, which is a web development agency that won clients like GE and Kobe Bryant. While running Tiny Factory, he started the Rocketship Podcast and built many other apps and products, some of which of have been acquired.
Today I am excited to introduce today’s featured guest, Daniel Gefen. Daniel is the host of the Can I Pick Your Brain podcast, as well as the founder of Jet Virtual, a telephone answering service and virtual office business with locations all over the world. He is also the cofounder of Get Featured, which helps small brands go from obscurity to celebrity. Although he’s built a successful career, Daniel has certainly had his ups and downs, which we will get into today.
At the age of 23, Daniel had a six-figure salary...right before he went broke and was evicted onto the streets of California with his wife and son. They returned to London where he took a job as a cashier for about a year before he couldn’t take it anymore and just had to get back to being an entrepreneur. Daniel started Jet Virtual and through persistence and a lot of cold calling, he grew the business.
All was going well until one of his key team members abruptly quit and his landlord sold the building and he was told he needed to vacate the space. After those two blows, he wasn’t sure that he was going to be able to run the business, but then he got the idea to outsource his business to one of his competitors, and this allowed him to scale faster and eliminate his staff and equipment, thereby freeing him up to work from anywhere. Using this approach, he spent a year working out of a hotel lobby before he semi-retired on passive earnings at age 31.