This week Thom Singer lead a “Brain Power” session at a large industry conference with 400 participants. The idea is to change up the general session to not just be another talking head keynote. At live meetings and all industry conferences there are many speakers on the main stage and in the breakout sessions, but across the board participants often cite the impromptu hallway conversations as some of the best parts of attending an event.
Scott Shay is the Chairman and co-founder of Signature Bank of New York, which started with no deposits and has become a $50 billion bank. Before founding the bank, he also had a successful career on Wall Street. Most recently he has released a new book, “In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism”
Reuben Abootorabi is an award-winning hunter who loves getting “the impossible” meetings for his clients with decision makers they are dying to meet. Modelled on the high touch and relationship centric Creative Artist Agency in Hollywood, Reuben founded The Austin Agency to help the companies he works with win more business and outperform their competition. In spare time he loves to travel, read thought provoking books, and Texas two stepping at a local watering hole.
Richard Citrin bridges the gap between business, psychology and entrepreneurship. He draws on his deep experience as a health care entrepreneur, clinical psychologist, corporate executive and leadership coach to present his insights and ideas in a practical and powerful manner that creates real change and success for his clients whether they are corporate executives or the small businessman trying to grow his or her enterprise.
In episode 536 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do”, host Thom Singer does a quick catch up about the podcast and his career. He talks about why it is so important to “Choose People” and not gadgets.
Episode 533 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members by using insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with Mathias Ihlenfeld, the CEO and Founder of woom bikes USA . Check out this conversation about life, entrepreneurship, and Austin.
On episodes 532 Thom Singer sits down to chat about business with Ben Lamm. Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Hypergiant Industries. He is a serial tech entrepreneur with a lot of great experience and advice.
On episode 531 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” Thom Singer interviews Christie Woods. Christie has had an interesting life and career Miss Teen USA, a television actress, a wife and mother, a two-time contestant on “The Amazing Race”, and a successful relationship coach. Her husband, Colin Guinn, was the guest on episode 479 talking about the drone industry and their Amazing Race victory in 2019. In this interview we get to meet Christie and learn about her success in life and business. She shares her story as well as advice for entrepreneurs (and others).
In this episode Thom Singer sits down with Jim Cathcart to talk about his life long career as a speaker. Jim started out seeking his path, but took him several jobs before finding his passion to educate others. Jim is the first guest ever on “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” to admit to having once been a door to door donut salesperson (Ha ha). This is also the only episode where the guest took out his guitar and played a song in the middle of the interview. Yes, Thom is a little star-struck, as while they are now friends, Jim Cathcart is one of the people who many years ago (before they met) inspired Thom to look at professional speaking as a career.
Thom Singer invites Jenny de St Georges to episode 529 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” to talk about building a business. Jenny has an impacting story of how she started her speaking business talking specifically to dentists. Her success over the decades has been unparalleled in the world of speaking and training. She gives advice that come from doing. She has lived the entrepreneur life. She wants people to have faith in themselves but to not get paralyzed by being a perfectionist. Perfection can sabotage growth. Jenny has been a perfectionist, but has learned that sometimes you have to just ship the product or you will never be done.