SharkPreneur

SharkPreneur
By Seth Greene & Kevin Harrington
About this podcast
Welcome to the Sharkpreneur Podcast with Kevin Harrington and Seth Greene.
Kevin Harrington is the inventor of the infomercial, one of the original sharks from the hit tv show shark tank, and has generated over 5 billion dollars in TV and digital direct response sales.
Seth Greene is the world’s #1 trusted authority on cutting edge direct response marketing, a best-selling author, the only 3x Marketer Of The Year Nominee, and the founder of http://www.MarketDominationLLC.com
On the podcast, Kevin & Seth interview SharkPreneurs who share straight talk on what it takes to explode your business.
In this podcast

Kevin Harrington

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Latest episodes
Feb. 14, 2018
Tucker Bearden, a self-proclaimed “farm boy from the sticks of Ark,” was born with Asperger’s, a neurological abnormality that hinders the natural ability to understand social queues as well as emotional responses. Tucker shares his experiences living on the spectrum and the lessons he has learned along the way. He helps others to live a fuller and more meaningful life. He fought bullying, addiction, homelessness, and even several suicide attempts. Through it all he learned that a diagnosis does not define who you are or what you are capable of achieving. He stands as living proof of this fact. Tucker stands out because there is a distinct difference between listening to a motivational speaker and being INSPIRED by someone to whom you feel a connection. Tucker says, “Motivation lasts a day, Inspiration lasts a lifetime.”
Feb. 6, 2018
Intimacy Architect, Christi Anne, began as a career in Production, working for Lion's Gate and Universal (that is where she got such great organization, problem solving and time management skills). It was her Yoga practice that allowed her to balance her life in a happy way despite the high stress environment and that change is what inspired the start of Practical Happiness Living. Starting in 2007 at Yoga Blend, Christi Anne began the first of many Yoga Teacher Trainings. This would lead to her over 700 hours of education in Hatha, Kundalini, Thai, Yin, Pre-Natal and Restorative Yoga. Christi Anne has volunteered at Reading to Kids, lead workshops to partners of LA's "First 5" program helping teachers bring yoga into the classroom, instructed Autistic Children in Yoga at Weeefun, a center for special needs kids, created Artistic Yoga Therapy workshops taught to Families at YMCA and taught Yoga for Surfers with Mary Osborne. Since moving to Nashville, Christi Anne has been a blessing to the community, volunteering at Alive Hospice, teaching Chair Yoga, serving on the panel for Sex Positive Nashville to educate people on Consent and Boundaries, plus leading Group Yoga combined with Lego's to aid in motor skills at Friend's Life Circle.  Christi’s approach is, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.” There isn’t anyone too big or too small, too out of shape or too inflexible, too old or too young.   Practical Happiness is more than Yoga. It is a collection of Healing tools that will help you relax and renew your body and mind. Incorporating an approach to wellness that creates lasting changes which improve your life long after you leave the class. https://practicalhappinessliving.weebly.com/   https://www.facebook.com/pg/happypractical/about/?ref=page_internal    
Jan. 30, 2018
Chris Daigle, Director of Business Development at Agora Financial, has dedicated his career to helping executives make valuable connections and facilitate high-value strategic partnerships. With his diverse background as a serial entrepreneur, business development ninja, direct response marketing expert, and strategic advisor, his passion for building relationships that lead to explosive business growth has always been the focus. Chris’ business philosophy is summed up by a quote from Zig Ziglar - "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want." His marketing and business acumen coupled with strong interpersonal relations skills aid in his collaboration with the top high-achievers, thought-leaders, researchers, publishers, and media professionals. Building key partnerships at the highest-levels allow Chris to execute strategic planning, establish new territories, and maximize revenue sources for the organizations he has served.
Jan. 17, 2018
John Nemo is an Online Course Creator and Bestselling Author who helps Business Coaches, Consultants, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners generate quality leads, build their client base and increase revenue using digital marketing platforms and tools like LinkedIn and Webinars. The author of 7 books, John is a former Associated Press Reporter, Talk Radio Producer, Award-Winning PR Director and Social Media Consultant based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. John has personally rewritten LinkedIn profiles for A-List Entrepreneurs including Tom Ziglar, Chris Brogan, John Lee Dumas, Bob Burg, Jairek Robbins, Dan Miller, Ray Edwards and many others. In addition, John regularly guest blogs for Inc. Magazine and American City Business Journals, and his work has also been featured in The Huffington Post, Business Insider and many other publications online. Since 2012, John has helped more than 500 Business Coaches, Consultants, Trainers and others across more than 50 different industries leverage LinkedIn to generate nonstop sales leads, clients and revenue.
Jan. 10, 2018
Nick Nanton is an award winning director,[4] agent, and author. He is a 5 time Emmy Award winner for directing and producing the short films Jacob's Turn, Esperanza, Mi Casa Hogar, and Visioneer.[5][6][7][8] Nanton is a 13 time Telly Award winner and has co-authored several best-selling books.[9] He is the founder and CEO of The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency.[10][11][12] Nanton has been interviewed by The New York Times for his expertise in business branding and growth strategies, co-authors a regular column in Fast Company and has been featured in "The Next Big Thing," radio program and podcast.[13] He has been cited by other publications for his expert views on celebrity marketing and social media such as the Los Angeles Times and the Orlando Sentinel.[14][15] Nanton is a partner at the law firm Dicks & Nanton where he practices liability, trademark, and entertainment law.[16][17] He was voted "Best of the Bar 2007" by his peers as published by the Orlando Business Journal.[18] Nanton is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange Country Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has also served on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar's Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section and was also the Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association's Entertainment Law Section. In 2008, Nanton and partner J.W. Dicks, Esq. co-wrote, "Celebrity Branding You" which went on to become an Amazon #1 best-seller in multiple categories. Other works by Nanton include Building The Ultimate Network. In 2013, one of Nanton's books, Story Selling, made the Wall Street Journal bestseller's list.[19] In 2015, Nanton was named to the 40 under 40 by the Orlando Business Journal [20] and his business was named #9 fastest growing UF owned business[21] In 2016, Nanton won an Emmy in Topical-Documentary for Return to Esperanza.[22] Nanton currently serves on the board of the X_Prize_Foundation.
Jan. 3, 2018
AJ is proof of the power of branding. He began his entrepreneurial journey in the same way he began life—dirt broke and against the odds. Nonetheless, AJ set out to impact lives across America as a motivational speaker. With no capital, limited education, and little experience, he knew that in order to achieve the success he would have to develop an unfair competitive advantage. AJ became obsessed with learning how to build a brand that would get attention and convey his unique value in the marketplace. He realized that in order to win in business…a brand needed to connect emotionally, personally, and authentically. Today, AJ is a sought-after keynote speaker who has spoken to hundreds of audiences across the globe. It didn’t take long for colleagues and social media followers to notice AJ’s success and talent for branding and social media strategy. As demand for his expertise grew, AJ realized entrepreneurs and businesses needed a systematic process for developing a brand strategy to attract and engaged with their ideal clients and customers. He created that systematic process and D6Media was born. Only 6 months after launching D6Media, AJ captured the attention of some of the best minds in branding, including Bernt Ullmann, CEO of Celebrity Lifestyle Brands and the “Chief Brand Accelerator” behind global and celebrity brands like FUBU, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Levine, Nikki Minaj, and many others. Soon after, a partnership was created and today D6Media provides brand strategy and development services for top celebrities, pro athletes, and lifestyle brands. When he’s not building his business empire, AJ spends his time trying new restaurants with his wife, hanging out with his three kids, and working out at the gym. He also has a blast finding exciting and perhaps, even dangerous experiences that invigorate his spirit.
Dec. 26, 2017
Anthony Franck is on a mission to help people market themselves into new opportunity, growth, sales and profits in their business by showing them how to become the “Go-To" Expert people want to recommend and refer business to regularly. He recently co-founded his new Live Event Immersion Experience “The Authority Maker Bootcamp” to help Authors, Coaches, Consultants, C-Suite executives and serial entrepreneurs improve their positioning, stay cutting edge on what they can do to outwork and out hustle the competition & Make More Profits. Anthony Franck relies upon 17 years of “in-the-trenches” experience managing and leading people. He is passionate in his pursuit to understand what makes businesses grow and achieve success. He applies a “new-school meets old-school proven” perspective to every project, and provides his clients with the right set of strategies to implement so they can grow their business. Anthony Franck has an expertise related to Internet Marketing and all things Digital Marketing: Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Ads, Social Media. In his downtime, Anthony enjoys beautiful Las Vegas weather, spending time playing frisbee golf or traveling with his clients to live events and seminars. The Authority Maker Bootcamp is sure to help you grow your business and give you a MASSIVE leg up on your competitors. Building Relationships and teaching people how to monetize them is one of Anthony’s favorite parts about social media.   http://www.authoritymakerbootcamp.com/seth
Dec. 20, 2017
It’s only natural that Kevin A. Guttman helps people with reverse mortgages. He’s been around real estate practically his whole life. His parents were realtors and investors in southern California. Kevin grew up tagging along with his dad to look at properties, and he learned early on what makes a good real estate investment. As he got older, Kevin and his brothers began fixing up properties for their father, and eventually Kevin began managing them. But before he began his own career in real estate, Kevin started on his life-long path of helping others. He spent years in the ministry and in the non-profit world. He traveled the country to raise money for projects in the developing world, helping people have clean water, medical clinics, schools, and enterprise loans to build businesses. Since 2004, Kevin and his team have helped hundreds of homeowners get mortgages, with a close rate 50% above the industry average. So why reverse mortgages? It’s all about helping people live the retirement lifestyle they deserve. Kevin says he’s met with so many seniors who are house rich and cash poor. They have no pension, they’re relying on Social Security, and many are working well past retirement age because they’re worried about their financial future. Kevin believes it’s his mission to inform and educate people, give them honest answers and advice, and help them consider their options. On the home front, Kevin and his wife Sabrina have been married since 1988. They have five children and one grandchild. He’s proud of all of them, and he’s also proud that his customers like to tell him he treats them like family.
Dec. 13, 2017
My journey to becoming a speaker and coach was a non-traditional one and began when I was hired by the U.S. Customs Service several years after college. I showed up at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center with long blonde hair, red, white, and blue fingernails and a pair of black high-top Guess sneakers instead of the stereotypical scowl and combat boots. As you can imagine, this did not go over well. I envisioned sitting at a big mahogany desk with the official seal of the United States of America emblazoned on the name tag on the door to my office. What I got was an assignment to work on the rat-infested piers of New York with some pretty cranky men who didn’t think women should be part of their world. (Oh, I could tell you some stories…) And, no desk. And, no office. I realized quickly that it was going to be VERY different than the detective shows I watched on television as a kid. (No, I was not going to be one of Charlie’s Angels.) And, I recognized that being my soft-spoken and speak-when-spoken-to self was not going to enable me to excel in this arena. I needed to find my voice. Instead of Looking at What Others Are Doing, Focus on Your Own Journey. On the job, some of the guys called me “Hair and Nails” and a few did their best to make my life a nightmare, publicly berating me and harassing me. But, I worked side by side in filthy assignments in the heat, snow, and rain lifting boxes, driving a forklift, and sifting through smelly shipments on the contraband enforcement (narcotics interdiction) and EXODUS (money laundering) teams. I was one of the fastest promoted women on the job, and while I can’t say I was the best at enforcement, I was smart, hard-working, quick-witted – and I found my voice. Working in the New York area during 9/11, I worked 16-hour grueling shifts after losing my mentor in the Trade Center bombings. And, over time, I earned the respect from these tough-as-nails men as they treated me like one of the boys. Yes, I held my own. And, when I left federal law enforcement after 10 years, I left with pride, and the nickname “Mary F’in Sunshine”. What I Learned was You Can Do Anything You Want without Compromising Who You Are. While I began my job with a small-town naiveté and there were days when I was unsure of myself, I learned how to be strong, stand up for what I wanted (I had a no-profanity rule which the guys adhered to….LOL), how to work well with others (even the people you don’t like), not to take other people’s “crap” without being ugly, and how to trust my gut to the point where I now have a built-in “No B.S.” meter. I studied leadership and the inner workings of what it takes to communicate effectively and build a personal brand. The World is Made for Those who Learn How to Stand Out, Not Fit In. I worked in a male-dominated industry where I had to learn how to communicate who I was, what I brought to the job, or become invisible. And, despite the rigors of 9/11, my deep compassion for others led me to helping some of my co-workers cope with the changing landscape and recognize that every day brings is a gift which brings the promise of a new beginning. (From my 1st book, Designing Your Destiny….) My career in law enforcement was a challenging journey – and I walked through this because of Choice. Direction. Commitment. and Discipline and you can do the same with whatever you are seeking to achieve or move forward in your organization or personal life. Vince Lombardi said, “Leaders aren’t born; they’re made. And, they’re made like anything else, through hard work.” You can develop what it takes to be a leader in your career and in your life. I studied personal leadership and effective management and supervision, and you can be taught the same principles and learn how to do this with ease. People Follow the Person First, and Then their Great Plan. Being a person worth following will open doors you never thought were possible. On a personal level, no doubt you are brilliant and talented and have a lot more to do in the world but may not be seen for your vast array of talents, gifts, and abilities. Do you know who you are? What you want? And, why it matters? At one point in my life, I didn’t. And, when I began coaching, I found that many lots of successful people out there didn’t either. Nor did they know how to communicate their brilliance so they were overlooked for promotions or losing market share in their business or just plain unhappy with the decisions they had made. I get it – because I’ve been there before. Eight years ago, I re-invented myself again and I’ve been speaking and coaching around the world, delivering high-energy presentations to groups of 10 – 1000 – and that’s pretty amazing for a girl who took no business classes in her Criminal Justice program in college and has weathered the storms in one of the toughest economies in my lifetime. Success Lies Just Past Your Comfort Zone. I’ve written several books, been on countless radio shows, and coached multi-million dollar entrepreneurs, new start-ups, seasoned executives, and non-profit leaders from three different continents. Past clients include a varied array of non-profit, for profit, local and federal government entities, as well as educational institutions who have increased operational efficiency, productivity, and enthusiasm within their respective organizations. I’m passionate about training and delivering presentations on leadership, communication dynamics, performance management (one of my favorites), change, and time management that are like me, practical and no-nonsense, and leave you with strategies you can immediately implement.
Dec. 6, 2017
From mikedillard.com: I’ve always believed that the greatest achievement each of us can strive for in life is to have the ability to create the world around you, so that it matches the dreams in your mind. This is how the most advanced city in the world sprung from the desert sands of Dubai in less than 10 years. How Bugatti built the 253 mph Veyron. How Steve Jobs created the IPhone. And how Paul Allen And Burt Rutan built Spaceship 1. Whatever that dream may be in your mind… Whether it’s unlimited time with your family, a new dress, the chance to work full-time for your favorite charity, to design your dream home, or change the future of mankind through your leadership… Having the financial means and the courage to say, “yes, I can make this real if I want”, is the ultimate expression of freedom that each of us can experience. I approach life with a core belief that anyone can accomplish anything. That not only can one man or woman make a difference, but that it’s one man or woman who always makes the difference. Hi, my name is Mike Dillard and I’m grateful that that our paths have crossed. My mission, and my purpose is to empower those who want to change their life, and change the world for the better, with the knowledge and skills they need to do so. If you’re an entrepreneur, or want to become one, I believe I have some insights and experiences that can help you make an incredible impact in the lives of others. When I’m not working, I do my best to experience as much as I possibly can during the short window of time we all have here… In 2008 I received my first taste of motorsports during an off road excursion trip driving through the magical place that is Baja Mexico. I was hooked. Six months later I found myself on the starting line of the longest, and most dangerous race in the world… The Baja 1000. If you’re one of the few people on the planet who’s ever had the privilege of a steak dinner and a cold beer at Mike’s Sky Ranch, we’re clearly kindred spirits… Today I spend my free time racing in the SCORE and HDRA off-road series, and with the construction of the new Circuit of The Americas racing facility here in Austin, I’ve started to transition my focus to road racing in an effort to follow in the footsteps of my friend Patrick Dempsey. When I’m not flying down a track at 160 MPH, you’ll find me at my ranch in the Texas hill country chasing chickens, feeding goats, tending to the organic greenhouse, or pinging steel with some 7.62. And when I’m not in Texas, you’ll find me waving a stick at some trout in the mountains of Colorado, or traveling the world in search of the best food and fun that it has to offer. Thank you for taking the time connect, and the best way to stay in touch is to subscribe to my email newsletter list. – Mike