Derek Van Dam is a meteorologist for CNN International, CNN domestic, and their digital platforms. Currently based in Atlanta, GA, Derek is an on-air anchor and broadcasts science-related weather reports on weekday and weekend editions of CNN Newsroom. He has reported live on every United States landfalling hurricane in 2017. Before joining CNN, Derek was chief meteorologist for eNCA news channel in South Africa. In this episode, Derek gives a glimpse into the life of a meteorologist and how he transformed his childhood passion for the weather into a successful career.
Trevor Bragdon is a fundraising expert and the Founder of 7-Figure Fundraising, an organization which helps nonprofit CEOs make big fundraising asks. Trevor received his Masters in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics and has worked on over 65 different presidential, legislative, and referendum campaigns. In this episode, Trevor dives into the difference between manipulation and persuasion, how to reject the poverty mindset, and the importance of defining a big vision for big money.
Adam is a digital consultant who helps companies develop their digital journey. He is an agency owner and podcaster who formerly worked on teams like VaynerMedia, Wipro Digital. Adam currently hosts Digitalism and is co-running Strafire Media. Adam speaks about his journey from working at large consulting agencies to striking out on his own, how to help businesses move from stagnation to growth and the value of focus.
Stephanie Baiocchi is the director of audience engagement and community at IMPACT, an inbound marketing agency. Stephanie is a speaker, the co-leader of the Chicago HubSpot user group and hosts The IMPACT Show podcast. In this episode, she explores the benefits and drawbacks of online communities, how to decide if starting an online community is a good move for your business, and whether scalable friendship is possible — or desirable.
Aaron Orendorff is a content expert and the founder of IconiContent. In this episode, Jeff speaks with Aaron about the strategy and mindset that led him to successfully venture into freelancing, publish articles in big-name publications, and the unexpected role of rejection.