1st Floor Conversations

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Hello & Welcome! All podcasts serve one of two purposes: Utility or Entertainment. We believe we deliver a mix. Join 1st Floor Conversations, to hear relatable stories, actionable strategies, and impactful insights which anybody can apply to build and preserve a foundation that enables them to build with certainty.We live in a world that is changing more rapidly than ever before. Without establishing the proper foundation all success or comfort personal, professional, financial, etc. is all temporary. Our hope is to create a chorus of conversations that collectively provide you the insights and strategies necessary to build a rock solid foundation so that you can build with certainty.

Episodes

  • #71: Developing Sales Infrastructure for Growing Enterprises with Seasoned Sales Executive Chris Miller

    28/09/2021 Duration: 54min

    Welcome to Episode 71! In this episode, we are joined by Chris Miller, President of Elevate Sales Advisors. After an extensive career building, executing, and leading domestic and global sales teams, Chris went to build an organization that now helps companies establish scalable and effective sales infrastructure. Elevate Sales Advisors was founded to help small and mid-sized businesses execute proven strategies to accelerate their revenue. Their approach is hands-on and highly engaged with clients, leading the way to build the sales foundation and team that can deliver ongoing growth and success at the conclusion of each engagement.If you want you to connect with Chris to learn more at chris@elevatesalesadvisors.comInterested In Learning More?https://elevatesalesadvisors.com/Rate & Review!Podcasts are conversations which means your voice should be heard! If you enjoyed this and previous episodes please rate, review, and share your experience with us!

  • #70: Social Tech Entrepreneur Adrian Martinca Speaks About Closing The Technology Gap For Those In Need

    23/09/2021 Duration: 01h14min

    Welcome to Episode 70! In this episode, we are joined by Adrian Martinca, Founder of Technology For The Future, a nonprofit organization designed to help empower underprivileged youth by providing them with access to technology and the framework to use tech to make their dreams come true. Adrian and his team have impacted thousands of lives since Technology for The Future was created back in 2016 and they're not stopping anytime soon!If you want you to connect with Adrian and his incredible team to help Cosette Anderson at cosette@dreamguide.comInterested In Learning More?https://technologyforthefuture.org/Rate & Review!Podcasts are conversations which means your voice should be heard! If you enjoyed this and previous episodes please rate, review, and share your experience with us!

  • #69: Corporate Attorney Paul Schwinn Shares Insight Into the Process of Raising Capital, Managing Dilution as a Founder & the Reality That is the World of Venture Capital

    20/04/2021 Duration: 41min

    Welcome to Episode 69! In this episode, we are joined by Corporate Attorney Paul Schwinn! For the last 7-8 years, Paul has been a Corporate Attorney at Shulman Rogers, a leading law firm in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. In his time at Shulman Rogers, he alongside his team has specialized in helping executives, founders, and organizations to effectively raise capital, negotiate deals, and move their business forward. So in this episode, Paul gives us the honest look into the world of venture capital through the eyes of both the VCs and the founders.   Interested In Learning More?https://www.shulmanrogers.com/attorneys/paul-m-schwinn/Rate & Review!Podcasts are conversations which means your voice should be heard! If you enjoyed this and previous episodes please rate, review, and share your experience with us!

  • #68: 5-Years in Prison To CEO & Entrepreneur, Zachary Babcock Stops by to Talk Podcasting, Underdog Empowerment & Mental Toughness

    01/02/2021 Duration: 56min

    Welcome to Episode 68! In this episode, we are joined by Zachary Babcock. After spending years in prison, Zach rebuilt himself and his life. Currently, Zach is the Host of Underdog Empowerment Podcast, CEO of Podcast Powertrain, and Alpha Podcasting Association.  Zach and his team have successfully launched over 150 top-rated podcasts. Above all the business success, Zach is a shining example of what is possible in the world of recidivism when you put your head down, get self-aware, and get to work.   In this episode we unpack entrepreneurship, winning with an underdog mentality, mental toughness, networking, podcasting, and much more. Zach is an absolute beast and a genuine dude all in one. Hope you enjoy the conversation!Interested In Learning More?https://underdogempowerment.com/Rate & Review!Podcasts are conversations which means your voice should be heard! If you enjoyed this and previous episodes please rate, review, and share your experience with us!

  • #67: CEO & Founder Venu Yerra Shares How He Built An Idea on A Napkin To A $160M Business At Microsoft & Then Launched Idea Entity

    26/01/2021 Duration: 01h02min

    Welcome to Episode 67! In this episode, we are joined by Venu Yerra. Venu is CEO & Founder of Idea Entity, a leading change management consulting firm headquartered in Northern Virginia with offices in DC, Seattle, the UK, and India. In this episode we unpack entrepreneurship, navigating difficult decisions, technology, and go in-depth to learn about how Venu and his 50 employees work with leading government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations to turn industry changes into a competitive advantage. Interested In Learning More?https://www.ideaentity.com/Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review! Podcasts are a conversation & which means your voice should be heard!

  • #66: Head of Community at Machine Learning Startup, Austin Kodra, Stop By

    10/11/2020 Duration: 58min

    Welcome to Episode 66! In this episode, we are joined by Austin Kodra. Austin is the Head of Community at Fritz AI and is responsible for building its global contributor-lead publication - Heartbeat by Fritz AI. Enjoy learning about the future of machine learning, teaching computers to see, building a global community, and much more!Interested In Learning More?https://heartbeat.fritz.ai/Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review! Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should be heard!

  • #65: Chief Investment Officer, Mehdi Tabdiliazar, Shares Insight Into Active Investing & Investing Through Uncertainty

    03/11/2020 Duration: 55min

    Welcome to Episode 65! In this episode, we are joined by Mehdi Tabdiliazar. Mehdi is the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer for R2 Advisors, a Washington DC-based advisory firm that helps organizations turn their accounting, tax, and investment functions into a competitive advantage. Mehdi’s investment and risk management skills have been honed over the years working at Capital One, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and most recently for  The World Bank’s investment management team, where he provides investment management and capital markets advisory to governments, government-backed agencies, sovereign wealth funds and central banks (with a focus on fixed income and derivatives market development).Enjoy learning about the state of the markets, investing through an election, breaking down passive/active management, developing a global perspective on investing, and much more!Interested In Learning More?https://www.r2advisorspc.com/Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if

  • #64: "Working In Your Life" vs. "Working On Your Life"

    12/10/2020 Duration: 28min

    Welcome to Episode 64! In this episode, Jeremy discusses how to avoid stress, overwhelm, and anxiety when life gets crazy. In this episode, Jeremy shares exactly what he does to make the shift from "working in his life" to "working on his life". Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review! Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should be heard!

  • #63: The ROI of Being Human When Things Go Wrong During A Professional Event

    06/10/2020 Duration: 15min

    Welcome to Episode 63! In this episode, Jeremy shares a personal story that he hopes gives you permission to be human - instead of faking it - when things go wrong during a professional event (ie; job interview, sales call, business proposal, client call, etc.) Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review! Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should be heard!

  • #62: Regain Control & Revisit Your 2020 Goals

    28/09/2020 Duration: 13min

    Welcome to Episode 62! In this episode, Jeremy talks about regaining control and revisiting 2020 goals, despite all that 2020 has thrown our way. Let's call a spade a spade; 2020 has been an insane year. Many have thrived and many have struggling miserably. For those that are struggling ( or not where they want to be), it's easy to feel as though you can't control the situation. With 94 days left in the year, it's time to take a look at those new year goals you had in mind this time last year and assess the situation.What did you do well?What have you missed out on?Can you correct habits to improve the situation?What can you control? (write it down!)Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review! Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should be heard!

  • #61: She Signed Her 1st Record Deal At 15-Years Old & Traveled The World - American R&B Singer-Songwriter & Entrepreneur, Lysette Titi, Stops By

    22/09/2020 Duration: 59min

    Welcome to Episode 61! In this episode, we are joined by Lysette Titi. . Lysette is both, an American R&B Singer-Songwriter, signing her first record deal at the age of 15, as well as, an entrepreneur, owning and operating the appropriately named “Singing Stager” - a real estate staging firm based in Washington, DC. In this episode, we are talking about the music industry and real estate staging. Interested In Learning More? Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6vAn26SdVmWTc7MKcCucLa?autoplay=trueReal Estate: https://thesingingstager.com/ Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review! Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should be heard! 

  • #60: Former Navy Special Warefare Operator Turned Business Executive Talks Growth, Strategy, and Legacy

    15/09/2020 Duration: 01h14s

    Welcome to Episode 60! In this episode, we are joined by Nick Creasey. Nick is a former member of the US Special Operations Forces. After serving 6 years with Navy Special Warefare as an Operator, he decided to take the leap into the corporate world where he currently serves as Resoursive’s Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships. During this episode, we do a deep dive into Nick's military, business, and civilian experiences to distill actionable insight that can help you in your day to day life. Interested In Learning More?LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickcreasey/Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review!Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should be heard!

  • #59: Let's Talk Parenting With, Father of 8 & Consultant to 1200+ Parents Globally, Brad Zude

    07/09/2020 Duration: 01h28s

    Welcome to Episode 59! In this episode, we are joined by Brad Zude. This year, Brad and his wife, Greta welcomed their 8th child into the world! And as if 8 kids weren’t enough, Brad and his wife are Best Selling Authors in the Parenting space, Host a Top 50 Parenting Podcast where over 50K people tune in monthly, as well as, coaches to over 1200 other parents. During this episode, we dive deep into parenting, with topics such as: Becoming The Strongest Influence in Your Child's LifeHow To Impact Your Child's BehaviorTime Management (Work, Home, Etc.)Managing Chaos (Keeping Order In The House)How To Develop Your Child Without Ruining The Relationship (with your child and/or your spouse)And as always, much more!Interested In Learning More?LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradzude/Website: https://www.influencerparenting.com/Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review!Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should b

  • #58: Massive Turnover May Be Coming Soon, Here's Why

    31/08/2020 Duration: 17min

    In Episode 58, Jeremy shares his thoughts on why companies may experience greater than normal turnover heading into 2021. Beneath turnover, he unpacks the shift required for companies to effectively onboard and engage their new employees in this virtual workplace.Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review!Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should be heard!

  • #57: CEO & Founder, Caleb Musser, Gives Us the Secret to Booking a Meeting With Anyone, Elevating Your Marketing Game, & Writing Bulletproof Copy

    18/08/2020 Duration: 54min

    Welcome to Episode 57! In this episode we are joined by Caleb Musser. Caleb is currently the CEO & Founder of two companies that together specialize in helping clients gain access into top accounts, engaging high-value clients, and much more via their creative marketing and unique approach to hyper-personalized gift-giving.  During this episode, we discuss innovative ways to open doors to drive sales, strategies to maximize your copywriting, as well as, the following:  If I want to send a gift or a door-opener to a prospect how do I make my dollar stretch? Does expensive gift equate to stronger conversion to meetings booked?When crafting a marketing message around a mailer, door-opener, or "drop" do you start with the message or the item/gift? Why is it important to engage high-value clients now more than ever? And how can you turn that client into a power-client who will be your sponsor and endorse your growth? How to drive employee engagement in a virtual workforceAnd as always, much more!Inte

  • #56: CEO & Founder Raju Karki Stops By To Discuss How GovCons Can Drive A Stronger ROI With Their ERP & Accounting Systems

    11/08/2020 Duration: 49min

    Welcome to Episode 56! In this episode, we are joined by Raju Karki. Raju is currently the CEO & Founder of Karki Consulting Group, a fast-growing DC-Based consulting firm that for the last decade has helped Government Contractors to drive a better Return-On-Investment with their ERP and Accounting Systems. Raju and his team have successfully helped billion-dollar companies, startups, and every size company in between to manage the challenges associated with implementing complex ERP and accounting systems, activate the potential of those systems, and navigate the ever-changing compliance and regulatory standards put in place alongside each contract. During this episode, we discuss GovCon industry trends, changes in the market, as well as, the following:Strategies to drive a greater ROI with your accounting and ERP systemsWays to approach the evaluation for complex and comprehensive systems without getting overwhelmedCommon misconceptions associated with Deltek Costpoint and similar systems (What should yo

  • #55: Let's Talk Mental Health, Quarantine Living, & Why You Need To Call Your Friends

    04/08/2020 Duration: 26min

    In Episode 55, Jeremy hits mental health head-on like never before. In this 25-minutes episode, he takes an uncut, raw approach to what nobody is talking about.Mental health is humans helping humans work through what is causing them pain and discomfort.It's not "friends telling friends what to do".In this conversation, he unpacks mental health, the challenges associated with quarantined living, and what we as friends/community members need to do to help.Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review!Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should be heard!

  • #54: Drawing Inspiration From The Most Unusual Of Places

    28/07/2020 Duration: 32min

    Hence the title, in Episode 54, Jeremy draws inspiration from one of the most unusual of places while unpacking a few ideas that have been top of mind lately.In this episode we discuss:How To Get Back In The Game (Those Unemployed/Struggling)How To Accelerate Success (Those employed/looking for more)How & Why To Effectively Build RelationshipsBuilding a Community of People Who Want You To Win (Expanding Your Reach)... and one overarching theory that he feels, explains why so many people end up building a life that, by design, is vulnerable to the uncertainties of tomorrow.Rate & Review!If you enjoyed this and previous episodes, it would mean a lot if you would rate and review!Podcasts are a conversation & that means your voice should be heard!

  • #53: Financial Advisor, Tyler Davis, Stops By To Share Best Practices for Wealth Accumulation, Understanding The Role of Your Advisor, & Building Sustainable Financial Habits

    14/07/2020 Duration: 51min

    Welcome to Episode 53! In this episode, we are joined by Tyler Davis. For the last 4.5 years, Tyler has been a financial advisor, licensed in everything from investments, planning, and insurance. Throughout her career she worked with clients at all stages of life and given the state of the market, I thought it was a great opportunity to dive deep into financial best practices, navigating the market, and preparing for life post-COVID. During this episode, we discuss building financial habits, wealth accumulation, as well as, the following:Money is often categorized similarly to religion and politics. What was the conversation around money like when growing up? What should it have been like?What are some of those common misconceptions that you hear from those meeting with an advisor or a financial planner for the first time? Can you unpack the industry and the types of professionals in the industry? How does an average guy or gal understand if the person they are working with is truly the right partner?&nb

  • #52: Friend & Partner, Robbie Martin, Stops By To Discuss How We Brought To Life The Artists For Good Collective

    07/07/2020 Duration: 01h53min

    In Episode 52, we are joined by Robbie Martin! Robbie is not only a very close friend of mine, but he is also my partner in our charity organization, The Artists For Good Collective. Six weeks ago the idea of the AGC was born and between then and now we took the idea of harnessing the creative community to do some good and were able to accomplish the following;Raise Over $11,000 via donations and sales of art, jewelry, and prints (all funds raised in a 7-day window via donations, art sales, and virtual art auction)All $11,000 will be donated to Feeding America to create over 3,600 meals for those in needThe $11,000 was raised by over 100 individual participants who donated to the cause (people had 7-days to donate)Beyond cash donations, over 100 individual pieces of art were purchased by those who wanted to support the cause, as well as, the talented artistsWe ended up on live television (Fox News) to promote the event!We produced over 250 pieces of digital content in a 7-day marketing blitz which fueled the

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