Rank #1: using relationships to build a $bn business - Lesley Eccles co-founder of FanDuel
Lesley Eccles is the co-founder of billion dollar fantasy sports startup, FanDuel, and now sole founder of NYC-based Relish, is the first-ever truly customized relationship training app that gives users unlimited access to a qualified relationship coach combined with an actionable, interactive and scientifically-backed relationship training plan that adapts over time. It is based on two primary theories: Attachment Theory and CBT.
Lesley is one of America's most successful female founders and she talks to Ed Andrew about being shut out from the initial pitch decks with VC's despite raising $450m, what it is like to be a female founder, working with integrity, how relationships underpin the business, what drives her and how she defines success not by money but by the relationships she creates and the impact for her customers.
Nov 14 2019
Rank #2: Cameron Yarbrough - co founder Torch, serial entrepreneur
Cameron Yarbrough is the Co-founder and CEO of Torch Leadership Labs. He brings 20 years of operational experience to his role as CEO, along with an extensive background in mindfulness and psychotherapy. After a 2005 exit with a “click and mortar” retail company, Cameron spent time learning the principles of mindfulness meditation. Insight from those retreats were foundational to his development, and lead him to study the roots of Freudian and Humanistic psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Later, he founded the Well Clinic, a premier mental health company in San Francisco with more than 40 psychologists and therapists. The company is still thriving today with Cameron as chairman of the board. In parallel, Cameron built a successful executive coaching practice that leveraged his business and psychological background. Cameron worked with CEO’s from some of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies during this period. Cameron was a part time employee at the Stanford Graduate School of Business serving as an interpersonal dynamics facilitator, running communication labs for business students.
Cameron is a Y Combinator graduate and has to date raised over $13m for Torch.
Torch Leadership Labs was the natural next step in Cameron’s leadership journey, as it builds a software, analytics and coaching stack that helps senior leaders be most effective. Torch's mission is to change the culture of leadership in the world.
Dec 05 2019
Rank #3: Anarkalli - actress, TV host and former politician.
Currently living in Los Angeles Anarkalli is a proud Sri Lankan tv host, actress and former politician. She made her first commercial aged 2 and for the past 30 years she has been immersed in tv and film. She grew up on film sets. Her parents Indrani Jayatilaka, fashion designer and father Jayantha Jayatilaka, location manager and film producer, worked in over 50 Hollywood movies including Indiana Jones, Bridge on the River Kwai, Tarzan.
The lead in 22 films Anarkalli won the prestigious Sarasaviya Film Award making her the youngest actress in history to win the most popular actress award. She also won the National Presidential Award for her performance in the movie Anjalika.
Anarkalli shares her journey with Ed Andrew including her kidnapping at 19, entering politics at 22 and being a former Miss Sri Lanka. Anarkalli talks about separating celebrity from you from identity and developing resilience, faith and community to manage life's challenges. Today in LA she interviews social media influencers and virtual reality starts to showcase the journey they made rather than the rewards they flaunt, she helps aspiring actors to develop good mental health, resilience and to take responsibility for their lives and choices.
Jan 09 2020
Rank #4: #94 Sabrina Runbeck - preventing burnout and reconnecting with your career
Sabrina Runbeck is a surgical medical expert and the queen of productivity. She’s on a mission to help 10,000 people to feel good, look good, waking up each day energized and fulfilled, instead of dreading the need to work for the same thing just another day.
After working 80+ hours a week in healthcare, Sabrina cracked the code to working smarter, not harder. She noticed that there are people in the healthcare arena who love their work and are able to always make to their workout class, go to brunch or happy hour with family and friends, while the rest of the professionals are grinding day by day and regretting their years of hard work to make it there.
Now, she has found a passion in helping professionals with high-demanding careers to live the lifestyle they deserve, so they can enjoy their success. She believes everyone has the inner ability to gain more control and find life's satisfactions, so she is on a mission to help them succeed.
Sabrina talks to Ed Andrew about choosing a career that you love not your parents, being accountable for your decisions, the three stages of stress and burnout, the power of breath work and having a daily meditative and reflective practice, setting boundaries and keeping to them.
Dec 19 2019
Rank #5: #85 Dr James Hardt - founder Biocybernaut Institute
Dr. James V. Hardt is a celebrated research scientist and founder of The Biocybernaut Institute and an expert in training with biofeedback. He has worked with the likes of Tony Robbins and other high-powered executives to elevate states of intelligence and consciousness for over 40-years. Biocybernaut offers unique Brain training programs available Sedona, Arizona, Victoria, BC, Canada and Bavaria, Germany.
Dr. Hardt has devoted his life to the study of the electrophysiological basis of advanced spiritual states. He has traveled the globe in pursuit of his research, and to India especially to study advanced Yogis, with his technology. From Zen masters to Christian prayer, Dr. Hardt has continued his relentless pursuit of advanced brainwave and meditation connections that allow people to become the best form of themselves that they can be including such positive results as:
His findings have been published in numerous scholarly journals such as Science, Psychophysiology, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology, just to name a few. Dr. Hardt has also spoken in front of the United Nations. Dr. Hardt received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Carnegie Institute of Technology, as well as a master’s degree, and Ph.D., in psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Oct 17 2019
Rank #6: Peter Winick - leveraging thought leadership and building your brand
Peter Winick, founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage talks to Ed Andrew about building your personal brand, content marketing, what advertising agencies look for and how not to be naked without a logo.
For the past two decades he has helped individuals and organizations build and grow revenue streams through designing and growing their thought leadership platforms as well as acting as a guide and advisor for increasing business to business sales of thought leadership products.
His clients come from a diverse set of backgrounds and specialties. They include New York Times bestselling business book authors, members of the Speakers’ Hall of Fame, recipients of the Thinkers50 award, CEOs of public and privately held companies, and academics at prestigious institutions such as Yale, Wharton, Dartmouth, and London School of Business.
Peter uses a combination of art, science, logic, focus, passion, and creativity to transform a thought leader’s great ideas into a platform and practice so they can effectively reach business leaders and executives to serve them the tools they and their organizations need.
Nov 07 2019
Rank #7: #99 Dr Gleb Tsipursky - Don't go with your gut until you understand it
Dr Gleb Tsipursky is known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert and author of Never Go With Your Gut, an acclaimed professor and academic in cognitive bias, behavioural economics and neuroscience. His cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 400 articles and over 350 interviews including Fast Company, CBS, Time, Inc, Psychology Today, Business Insider.
Gleb is an in demand speaker and business coach on the international stage and he talks to Ed Andrew about cognitive bias leadership, intuition, the two mind systems and the 5 questions we should all ask ourselves to avoid common disasters at work and home.
Jan 30 2020
Rank #8: #84 Stephen Sokoler - founder Journey Meditation
Stephen is the Founder & CEO of Journey Meditation, a company on a mission to help all people live happier, healthier, less stressed lives. Founded in 2015, Journey is building the world’s largest, most supportive meditation community, both online and off. The company recently released a first-of-its-kind meditation app, Journey LIVE, which offers users daily, live-streamed group meditations led by experienced and diverse teachers, along with a supportive and engaged community base. Journey also operates corporate programs with organizations ranging from Facebook, Disney, and Nike, to charter schools, hospitals, and non-profits.
Stephen shares his entrepreneurial journey with Ed Andrew, how he fell into meditation and its benefits and the science based research that they are conducting.
Born and raised in New York City, Stephen is a serial entrepreneur whose life’s work is to make a difference. Prior to Journey, Stephen was the Co-Founder & CEO of Altrum Honors, which helped organizations celebrate and inspire their employees. Stephen built Altrum into the global industry and sold the company in 2014.
Oct 10 2019
Rank #9: Dr Erica Risberg - staying tuned in to your values and feelings
Erica Risberg is a long time professional voiceover artist, podcaster, critical thinker and with a Ph.D. in Cultural History.
She came into this life wanting to know the answers to the pervasive question, why. Why do our biases and beliefs contribute to our developing personalty when really, we all want the same things – peace, love and prosperity? Why is fear such a stumbling block that seems so pervasive on our quest for peace, love and prosperity?
She blends her talents of research, cultural history, and a professional voiceover artists to share what she have learned from world wide thought leaders on her quest to living a more peaceful, loving and prosperous life.
Erica talks to Ed Andrew about taking a vow of peace, all things mind body and soul and how important it is to connect wth our emotions and spend less time in our logic brain.
Dec 11 2019
Rank #10: documentary film making for Humanity and those without a voice
Brian Ross and Kim Resch are documentary film makers and the founders of Conscious Content whose mission is to be Humanity's Media company being champions for those without a voice. Their mission is to create a non partisan library of education and awareness for some of the worlds biggest and ugliest issues. Their first film Light in the Darkness about those with PTSD is multi award winning and they have ten other projects on the go around climate, agriculture, mental health for first responders called MIRACLE and many others.
They talk to Ed Andrew about creating legacy and purpose for their well known corporate investors, how they ended up film making after careers in venture capital and emotional intelligence, why they turned their back on the big Hollywood studios and picking investors with a conscience.
Nov 21 2019
Rank #11: Marc Champagne - an entrepreneurs journey, host Behind the Human podcast
Marc Champagne, entrepreneur and host of Behind the Human podcast talks to Ed Andrew about closing his app KYO which had 87m impressions and 200,000 subscribers. In this humbling and honest conversation Marc details for the first time the closing of his business and the mental and emotional strain that goes with it. Really diving into where it went wrong, letting go of ego, finding his identity again and what the future offers. A sobering and real episode of a founders journey through start up world.
Jan 02 2020
Rank #12: #91- The Art of Making Things Happen with Steve Sims founder Bluefishing
Steve Sims is the man who created Bluefish, the internationally famous company that makes once in a lifetime events happen for the rich and famous reveals to the rest of us his trade secrets for making things happen.
Steve Sims’s day job is to make the impossible possible. With his help and expertise, his clients’ fantasies and wildest dreams come true. Getting married by the Pope in the Vatican, being serenaded by Elton John, and connecting with powerful business moguls like Elon Musk are just a few of the many projects he has worked on. He reveals how he accomplishes the feats that make his clients so happy.
Steve is a very accomplished strategist at heart and he shares with Ed Andrew his Trojan Horse story with how we went from being a bricklayer to touring Space X with Elon Musk. We talk entrepreneurship, being uncomfortable, failures, and how family life trumps everything.
Nov 28 2019
Rank #13: #83 Rick Scott - PR to Olympians, world champions and rock stars
Rick Scott is the PR genius behind Olympians, Hall of Famers and world champions such as Sarah Hammer and Dotsie Bausch, and many musicians including repping Earth, Wind, Fire for 9 years - a band that has sold over 90m albums.
Rick also goes by the name #veganhockeyplayer and is an elite athlete in ice hockey, he combines his passion for music, cycling and hockey, with wellness and nutrition. Rick talks to Ed Andrew about his behind the scenes life of a PR master and his journey through life, his passion for wellness and nutrition and how at 54 he is fitter than ever, still training and mentoring College Hockey players.
Rick designs and executes full-service publicity campaigns for recording artists, concert tours, festivals, music theme cruises, record labels, athletes and a variety of music, entertainment and sports entities, brands and special events on the national, regional and local levels, including specialty markets (i.e. jazz, urban, adult pop, cycling, triathlon, etc.). He has worked with hall of fame legends, major and independent record labels, Olympians and international brands such as “American Idol,” AEG, Viagra, Cheerios, Sony, Warner Brothers, Capitol, Blue Note, Entertainment One Music, Mack Avenue Records, Maverick, Mercury and Matador Records.
Oct 03 2019
Rank #14: Jack Canfield - why 'heart selling' not hard selling always wins
Jack Canfield, known as America's #1 Success Coach, is the coauthor of more than 200 books, including, The Success Principles™: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, The Success Principles Workbook, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes 40 New York Times bestsellers and has sold more than 500 million copies in 47 languages around the world. Jack is a featured teacher in the movie The Secret, and has appeared on more than a thousand radio and TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, the Today show, Fox & Friends, and Larry King Live. He has conducted live trainings for more than a million people in more than 50 countries around the world. He holds two Guinness World Record titles and is a member of the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame.
Jack shares with Ed Andrew his insight and advice on doing business during Covid 19, and how to embark on a transformational journey.
Apr 24 2020
Rank #15: #110, Mindset Mastermind with Tim, Ed and Scotty
Each week Ed Andrew is joined by fellow long time entrepreneurs Tim Alison host of Screw the Naysayers podcast, and Scotty Schindler founder of ReNet which managed $1.2 trillion of real estate listings. Scotty is also a world champion amateur surfer.
With over 100 years of experience in running our own businesses around the world, and we are all business coaches and mentors from high growth tech start ups, family companies to global enterprises.
Join us each week on zoom at https://bit.ly/2Uhg6sC and have your questions answered.
Apr 05 2020
Rank #16: #109 Rutledge Long, disrupting education, founder Parachute Bridge
Rutledge Long is the co-founder of Parachute Bridge an experiential learning provider and education disruptor.He previously served as the Associate Director of Admissions at Perkiomen School and as a coach and teacher at the secondary level. He holds an M.Ed in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University, a certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College.
Co-founders Rutledge Long and Patrick Schuermann (his professor) connected over their shared belief that the four walls of a classroom could not deliver all that students needed to be successful. Steeped in research and educational best practices, Parachute Bridge was designed by educators to ensure that students succeed not just in school, but in life.
Apr 02 2020
Rank #17: #107 Doug Ward - how leaders get the best out of their teams
Doug Ward is a former Special Operations veteran with 24 years military experience. He held numerous leadership positions to include instructor and manager of 500 personnel to Troop Chief of a hand selected group of special communicators tasked with supporting and deploying into austere environments with Special Operations Forces. Pulling from his past experience as an executive-level technology leader, he built numerous successful teams based on building a common vision that is understood and predicated upon impact and purpose.
Doug brings the leadership principles from his time in Special Operations and as an executive in the corporate world to coaching companies and their leaders
Mar 27 2020
Rank #18: #106 Liz Kislik - mindful leadership in times of crisis
Liz Kislik has helped clients such as American Express, Orvis, The Girl Scouts, Comcast, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children solve their thorniest problems while strengthening their top and bottom lines. Her specialty is developing high performing leaders and workforces.
She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Entrepreneur, a TEDx speakerand has served as adjunct faculty at Hofstra University and New York University. She has also written for the European Financial Review and the Forward.
Liz’s articles have been included in Harvard Business Press books Guide to Motivating People and Dealing with Difficult People and in the Wall Street Journal, and she has been interviewed for The Muse, European CEO magazine, and The Financial Times
Liz talks to Ed Andrew about mindful leadership in times of crisis, how to manage your boss, hire the right person and make sure you choose the right employer.
Mar 20 2020
Rank #19: Peter Taunton - founder Snap Fitness, being a fearless entrepreneur
Peter Taunton is a pioneer in the fitness industry. In 2003, he had a vision for Snap Fitness: to create an affordable, 24-7, results-driven gym differentiated from the impersonal, expensive big-box experience. Today there are Snap Fitness franchises in 6,000 locations in 26 countries. Also the Chairman of Lift Brands which serves 165 million workouts and counting. In 2010, he was named an Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.” His companies have also been featured for six years running in such prestigious industry lists as Entrepreneur 500, Inc 5000, Top Global and Franchise 500. Peter talks to Ed Andrew about his life as entrepreneur, scaling using systems and process, philanthropy and being fearless. How he was the loneliest he has ever been while also being worth over $100m.
Feb 13 2020
Rank #20: #81 Don Wettrick - rethinking education
Don Wettrick is the founder of The STARTedUP Foundation, author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level” and Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, central IN. Don is known for his award-winning work as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker.
Don boasts a notable audience an following of fellow modernisers who care passionately about the future of education such as Seth Godin, JT Mccormick, Jeff Hoffman, Gary Vaynerchuk and Tom Bilyeu.
Don talks to Ed Andrew on Human Impact about the future of education, parenting, innovation and entrepreneurship for kids and college students and the challenges of building a foundation.
Sep 19 2019