Ep 149: Dig Deeper with an Enterprise Mindset with Gary Saarenvirta

Gary Saarenvirta (Saren-verta) is founder and CEO of Daisy Intelligence a preeminent authority on artificial intelligence.

The former head of IBM Canada’s data mining and data warehousing practices, Gary is passionate about AI and its ability to transform how retailers grow their businesses and establish an edge in an increasingly challenging and competitive environment.

Under Gary’s leadership, Daisy has established a track record of delivering verifiable financial outcomes for a rapidly growing list of global clients.

Golden nuggets:

  • Start with Vision & Mission
  • Be able to sell your idea or product

Keys to success:

  • Perseverance
  • Passion
  • Transparency

Actionable tip:

  • Learn the key financial aspects of your business


“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” ― Warren Buffet

Connect with Gary

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Ep 148: Plant Seeds and Listen to the Market with Jodi Daniels

Today’s guest is Jodi Daniels. Jodi is the founder & CEO of Red Clover Advisors, a boutique privacy consulting agency. Jodi works with businesses in every industry to help them better understand and stay compliant with ever-changing regulations in privacy, customer data collection and use, digital governance, online data strategy, and much more.

Golden nuggets:

  • Listen to the market
  • Take advantage of opportunities

Keys to success:

  • Persistence
  • Be adaptable
  • Prioritize
  • Build relationships
  • Be focused

Actionable tip:

  • Have high values
  • Treat customer data as if it were your own


“Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.” ― Louisa May Alcott

Connect with Jodi

Email: jodi@redcloveradvisors.com

Web: redcloveradvisors.com


LinkedIn: in//jodihoffmandaniels

Twitter: @redcloveradvsrs

FaceBook: /RedCloverAdvisors

Skype: jodirdaniels

Enterprisers please visit https://redcloveradvisors.com/enterprisenow/

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Ep 147: Investing in Relationships and Leveraging Technology with Monica Bunch

Monica Bunch is the founder of SiFer Consulting, a registered partner of Salesforce, Inc focused on training and implementation of this high performing sales automation software. Monica has been an information technology professional since 1998. She is a highly skilled business and data analyst with experience in business intelligence, project management, process improvement, Integration, automation and customization.

Golden nuggets:

  • Be a work magnet
  • Everyone has something to offer
  • Don’t be afraid to have conversations

Key to success:

  • Develop and hone your people skills

Actionable tip:

  • Build your systems in a way that is scaleable
  • Learn to delegate and outsource


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

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Ep 146: Cash Flow is King. Take Action on Your Passion with Thomas DeSchutter

Thomas DeSchutter is a former rock drummer turned financial strategist. He is an entrepreneur, speaker, family man and CEO of Bloom Strategies. With over 2 decades of experience in the money industry he is passionate about educating and inspiring people through a new conversation around wealth.

Golden nuggets:

  • Passion is transferable
  • Passion changes

Keys to success:

  1. Be willing to be open minded and to learning new things
  2. Have a desire to be busy and do something

Actionable tip:

  • Align yourself with your inner voice


  • “I failed my way to success.”– Thomas Edison

Guest Links:

Website: Bloom Strategies https://www.bloomstrategies.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloomStrategies

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBloomStrategy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BloomStrategies

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloomstrategies/

Ep 145: Boost Your Brand and Get 7 Figure Results with Jeff Pulvino

Jeff Pulvino is the CEO and Founder of Boost Media Group a full-service digital marketing agency. Boost Media Group has helped fortune 500 companies, award-winning athletes, and yes even business owners like you establish and execute on marketing strategies that have delivered 7 figure results.

Golden nuggets:

  • Maturity in age is different than maturity in knowledge
  • Digital marketing evens the playing field

Keys to success:

  • Have the right people to fill the gaps
  • Balance perspective (have a coach)

Actionable tip:

  • Look for people who aren’t afraid to speak their mind but are willing to get on board.


“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Guest Info:

Boost Media Group: https://boostmediagroup.com

Ep 144: Get Off the Bench, Get in the Game. Be a Beacon of Light with Angela Marshall.

Angela Marshall, also known as “Author Stone,” is an Augusta, Ga., native, entrepreneur and positive words powerhouse that utilizes her personal life experiences of struggle, strength and success to captivate audiences and readers abroad. She speaks with positive purpose and passion to motivate others while encouraging them through challenges.

Golden nuggets:

  • Don’t live life on the sidelines
  • Impact lives through words
  • You need mirror friends to make you face yourself

Keys to success:

  • Be humble
  • Be willing to ask for help

Actionable tip:

  • Face yourself. It will allow you to grow.


  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde

Guest Information:

Angela Marshall

Website: https://www.inotherwordsbystone.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wisewordswoman

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-marshall-402004124/

Ep 143: Discipline, Authenticity and Perseverance with Mark Bosque

Mark Bosque has 20 years of experience in event, entertainment, and corporate security. Mark has a passion for working with canines since he was a child. He is the founder and CEO of K9 X – Factor.

K9 X-Factor is a service provider that shines a positive light on Protection Service Dogs being used in the security sector.

Golden nuggets:

  • Discipline is key
  • Daily improvement is

Keys to success:

  • Be willing to go the extra mile
  • Practice perseverance

Actionable tip:

  • Write down one thing that you want to accomplish each day


“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” — Colin R. Davis

Mark Bosque: http://k9xfactor.com/

Ep 142: Building Blocks of Business with Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson’s depth of service-oriented industries uniquely positions him as President of Applied Management Group, Inc. Over the past two decades Michael has applied his product knowledge and analytical skills in senior roles at leading water treatment companies.

Golden nuggets:

  • Being an entrepreneur is an attitude
  • Business skills are key to success
  • Don’t compete in the race to the bottom because you might win

Keys to success:

  • Understand where you’re at
  • Costing is very important

Actionable tip:

  • Know your numbers and benchmark


“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

— Henry David Thoreau


Michael Thompson: http://appliedmg.com/

Ep 141: Find a Space to Be Brave and Tell Your Story with Megan McGee

Megan McGee is a co-founder of Ex Fabula. Ex Fabula strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula is committed to diversity and hosts events throughout the city – from Bronzeville to Bay View and Westtown to Sherman Park.

Golden nuggets:

  • Find the playful things in life
  • Carve time out to do fun stuff
  • It’s OK to fail
  • Perspective is not permanent

Keys to success:

  • Understand that success is different for everyone
  • Question assumptions
  • Don’t get founder syndrome

Actionable tip:

  • Think about why people might be afraid


“The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt Disney


Ex Fabula: https://www.exfabula.org/

Ep 140: The Journey to the No with Julia Carlson

Julia is the Founder of Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group, LLC.  She has been practicing financial planning for more than 20 years and specializes in helping people who are either retired or close to retirement. Julia is recognized as being especially knowledgeable on topics relating to tax strategies for retirement and distribution planning.  The Business Enterprise Institute (BEI) recognizes her qualifications to provide comprehensive exit planning services to business owners.

Golden nuggets:

  • Failure is not an option
  • Learn to uncover the objections
  • Put systems in place that allow your business to run without you

Keys to success:

  • Consistency
  • Strong work ethic
  • Set boundaries

Actionable tip:

  • Always look at learning as an investment


“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

— Thomas J. Watson

Guest Information:

Julia Carlson – https://www.financialfreedomwmg.com/