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From Teacher to Entrepreneur

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Release Date: 12/04/2019

Let's Talk YouTube with Michael O Let's Talk YouTube with Michael O"Neal

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Michael O'Neal is the host of the Solopreneur Hour Podcast, and Thom Singer calls him the "Godfather" of his "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast.  Thom was a big fan of Michael's show long before he ever thought of starting his own podcast, and turned to Michael for a lot of tips, tricks, and guidance in 2014 when he was launching this program.

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Lumen Insurance Technologies CEO David Perez show art Lumen Insurance Technologies CEO David Perez

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Episode 526 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 David Periz, the CEO and Founder of Lumen Insurance Technologies. Check out this conversation about life, entrepreneurship, and Austin.

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20 Years an Entrepreneur with Peter Schroer of Aras show art 20 Years an Entrepreneur with Peter Schroer of Aras

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Thom Singer sits down for an chat with Founder and CEO of Aras.  Peter and his wife started the company twenty years ago, and are currently experiencing 40% growth.  They have over 600 employees, and have seen the growth in both the company and the people they work with over two decades.  In this episode Peter shares his journey and practical advice for entrepreneurs in any industry.

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Just Get Started with Farissa Knox show art Just Get Started with Farissa Knox

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

A native New Yorker, Farissa relocated to Chicago in 2007 and founded RLM Media in 2008. RLM Media is a boutique advertising agency that specializes in media planning and buying and is headquartered in Chicago, IL. RLM additionally uniquely services and works closely with other advertising agencies that do not have media buying capabilities in house by working as an

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Starting Over with Emerald Peaceful GreenForest show art Starting Over with Emerald Peaceful GreenForest

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Episode 523 is a candid conversation with Emerald GreenForest as she talks about finding ways to start over and kick ass in life.  

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Autometrix Second Generation Business with Jonathan Palmer show art Autometrix Second Generation Business with Jonathan Palmer

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Episode 522 is an in-depth chat with Jonathan Palmer.  He is the owner of Austometrix and a new board member for the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).  Thom Singer met Jonathan at the IFAI Expo, where Thom was the keynote speaker and master of ceremonies.  The organization was made up of many entrepreneurial companies, and he knew he had to get Jonathan (and others) onto the Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do podcast. 

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Family Entrepreneurs with Austin Sams show art Family Entrepreneurs with Austin Sams

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Episode 521 is a conversation with Austin Sams about the world of work and family.  Austin Sams wants entrepreneurs to have better family lives.  A lot of entrepreneurs are creative people.  Austin had a job and yet he was not fulfilled.  So he got creative. He believes you have to be observant on how people respond to the things you try. Are people seeing value?  If yes, you may have discovered your new career path.

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Scott Carley and NSA Austin show art Scott Carley and NSA Austin

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

On episode 520 of the "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast, Thom Singer interviews business coach and speaker Scott Carely. Scott is currently serving as the president of the Austin chapter of the National Speakers Association. In this conversation they discuss Scott's career journey, his advice for entrepreneurs, and his role with NSA Austin.

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Duff Gardner - Off My Duff show art Duff Gardner - Off My Duff

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Episode 519 is an interview with Duff Gardner.  Duff is committed to helping service-based practitioners transform into social impact platforms that touch, move, and delight.  He is an active business coach and podcaster (Check out his "Off My Duff" podcast).

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Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford show art Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Check out episode 518 of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" as Thom Singer interviews Dr. Margaret Rutherford, the author of "Perfectly Hidden Depression". 

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Check out episode 516 of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" as Thom interviews Adam Walker Lewis.  Adam went from being a teacher to being an entrepreneur.  He now hosts two podcasts and coaches people on how to be amazing.
 
Adam Lewis Walker is a TEDx keynote speaker/coach and 2 x best-selling author. He hosts the top-ranked podcast Awaken Your Alpha, interviewing the world’s elite minds in over 350 episodes since early 2014. In addition, Adam recently launched The TalkXcelerator Podcast for aspiring TEDx Speakers to learn how to achieve their talk. This accompanies The TalkXcelerator Program that takes clients hand in hand to achieve their goal. *Disclaimer – The TalkXcelerator is not affiliated with TED*  A former teacher and international pole-vaulter. In 2008 Adam was attempting to reach the Olympics when his career was cut short by a freak accident. Adam hit rock bottom. He had to rebuild his dreams and identity.
 
In 2013, Adam co-authored The New Rules of Success, sharing his no-nonsense approach to health, family and leadership. The success of this bestselling book led to the creation of the podcast and Adam’s quest to share inspirational stories, strategies and insights to be the leader in your life. As a coach and mentor, he works to cultivate the mindset needed for excellence and fulfillment while getting results.
 
Adam gave the TEDx talk Awaken Your Alpha, How to Rise Up and has been featured in The Huffington Post, ESPN, PodFest, Influencers Radio and many other media outlets.
 
In 2018 “Awaken Your Alpha – Tales & Tactics To Thrive” became an international bestseller on it’s release. This book is based on the 5 years of research from his podcast.
 
He is a proud parent to Dylan and Harrison with his wife Christina. Originally from West Sussex in the south of England. Recently Adam achieved a lifelong dream moving his family to America.
 
In 2019 Adam was twice named as an “Icon Of Influence” in the New Media space and one to watch into 2020.