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Think Bold, Be Bold
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February 06, 2017 09:29 AM PST

Christopher and Allan host and interview Rafi Chowdhury!

Rafi Chowdhury is the founder of Chowdhury’s Digital and co-founder of myCampusHacks. He helps companies like DYL, Shapes Brow Bar, Win Hyundai, Wound Care Surgeons, and Easley Transportation grow their revenue. Examiner.com calls him the go-to guy for traffic generation; SplashOPM says he is one of the top Growth Hacking gurus on the web; Start-up Dhaka says he is one of the youngest and most successful marketers ever to come from Bangladesh; and Northeast Today Magazine calls him a web analytics Expert.

Rafi was also recognized by the University of Memphis for creating one of the most innovative start-up websites for the students. The Hans India considers his blog posts to be “incredible”. In his spare time, Rafi acts an advisor to the British Young Asian Entrepreneurs.

Check out more about Rafi below:



Stay tuned in for more great guests coming soon!

Until next time, Think Bold, Be Bold!

January 18, 2017 11:02 AM PST

Christopher and Allan interview and host Brian Kurtz!

Brian Kurtz ​is a serial direct marketer​ responsible for ​sending ​billions of marketing impressions in all​ media, selling​​ tens of millions of books and subscriptions ​to consumers over the last 35+ years. ​As​ ​founder of Titans Marketing, ​he ​​advises ​many of the most admired direct marketers in the world and writes and speaks regularly on direct marketing.

You can learn more​​ at www.briankurtz.me

Brian said in his own words;

"I love direct marketing. Starting in the list business gave me a solid foundation in learning about audiences, demographics and database marketing; then, working in all media helping Boardroom sell millions of newsletter subscriptions and consumer books put all of that list training to good use. While direct mail is my bread and butter…I’ve overseen the mailing of approximately 1.3 billion pieces of third class mail over the past 20 years…I have been able to market and sell newsletters and books via direct response television (infomercials) and using e-mail and the Internet in huge numbers. At the height of our infomercial success, I was responsible for buying media in excess of $80 million and we sold over 3 million books via direct response television over a three year period. And since I’ve never met a medium I didn’t like, I’ve learned the ins and outs of every possible medium where direct marketing lives and thrives.

I’m proud to have cut my teeth in the offline world of direct marketing and I am finding that the principles I’ve followed over the past 30+ years all apply to any and all “new media.”

I am committed to educating any and all online marketers who will listen…and I am also committed to “learning while teaching” because there is still so much to learn.

...And in Brian's free time, you're likely to catch him working with his other passion - being an umpire for Little League Baseball."

Be sure to grab Brian's New book: The Advertising Solution at www.TheLegendsBook.com TODAY!

January 01, 2017 06:12 AM PST

Christopher and Allan interview and host Gary LeBlanc!

Gary LeBlanc is the co-founder of the company Ikkuma Inc. – specializing in holistically oriented consumer products – a certified coach practitioner, personal trainer and most recently a published author, with his book titled “Ikkuma: Evolution of Vitality”. A previous Vice President for a top tier company and perpetual health & fitness advocate, Gary has spent the better part of 20 years researching the latest diet, health and fitness trends. Gary realized health & wellness was more than an interest, so it became his passion. He now divides his time between running Ikkuma Inc., coaching at Innate Wellness, consulting and practicing what he preaches with abundant VITALITY!!

About Ikkuma Life:

6 years ago, when faced with the life-threatening diagnosis of a dear friend – not yet in his 50′s – Gary LeBlanc realized that something was fundamentally wrong with the health of Western society. He began to research holistic methods to help his friend fight the disease, in the hopes that the conventional cancer treatment could be tempered. Sadly, his friend succumbed to the illness. From that day forward Gary made it his mission to live the healthiest life possible and support his friends in doing so as well.

With a phone call from his partner Brian Coones, this passion evolved into a book and a company whose tenets revolved around the need to get back to a life of abundant health. Ikkuma was born! The word Ikkuma is derived from the Inuit word for ‘fire’ – essentially a catalyst for rejuvenation. Ikkuma delivers the best of the old – holistic nutrition, environmental sustainability and a positive message – and merges it with the best of the new – social media, technology, and creativity – to create a change movement aimed at improving people’s vitality.

The book, Ikkuma: Evolution of Vitality, The Tough-Love Guide to Feeling Younger & Living Longer represents the compass for the company. All products that follow the book will leverage its foundational principles. Beyond the book, Ikkuma will focus on delivering holistic and authentic solutions through a varied suite of products, including the Ikkuma Life website.

Check out more here:


Stay tuned for an awesome 2017 with some amazing new guests!

Until next time, THINK BOLD, BE BOLD!

December 22, 2016 05:00 AM PST

Christopher and Allan host and interview Dr. Nina!

Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst, author, speaker and internationally-recognized expert in weight, food and body image issues. She helps people lose weight without dieting by focusing on what’s eating “at” them instead of what they are eating. In addition to her private practice, she writes an award-winning blog, Make Peace With Food, hosts a popular podcast, Win The Diet War with Dr. Nina, and offers "food for thought" on her video series, The Dr. Nina Show. Her book on the treatment of eating disorders will be published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst, author, speaker and internationally-recognized expert in weight, food and body image issues. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Prevention, Real Simple, Huffington Post and many other publications, and is a frequent guest expert at summits and events, including the prestigious National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Dr. Nina’s personal experience with this issue gives her a unique understanding of what it’s like to struggle – and she knows change is possible!. She brings a fresh perspective by helping people understand "why" they turn to food instead of focusing on what they’re eating. In addition to her private practice, she writes an award-winning blog, Make Peace With Food, hosts a popular podcast, Win The Diet War with Dr. Nina, and offers "food for thought" on her video series, The Dr. Nina Show. She is a contributor to two books on psychoanalysis, and her own book on the treatment of eating disorders is to be published by Rowman & Littlefield later this year.


Stay tuned in for more awesome guests coming on Think Bold, Be Bold!

December 14, 2016 02:25 PM PST

Christopher and Allan interview Cliff Johnson of Vacasa Vacations!

In 2009, Cliff Johnson cofounded Vacasa, the second largest U.S. vacation rental management company with operations in 15 states and 6 countries. Today, Cliff oversees international development as the company's chief development officer. Not only does Cliff personally invest in vacation rentals, but he also works with real estate investors across the country to identify and set up lucrative vacation rental opportunities backed by the Vacasa guarantee. Cliff is also a member in good standing of the Colorado and California State Bars, serves as a board member for MAPLE Microdevelopment, and is a board member for the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA).

The team at Vacasa has made it their top priority to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests. Vacasa offers professional rental management for more than 4,800 vacation homes in some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the U.S., as well as Central and South America. From laid-back beach cottages along the Oregon Coast to luxury ski chalets in Vail to tropical getaways in Belize, Vacasa offers just the right retreat for any guest.

In today's busy world, a vacation is a precious opportunity to relax and reconnect with loved ones. Spending that valuable time in a real live home can be especially rewarding, from cooking breakfast together each morning to relaxing by the fireplace every night. Their mission is simple: to make vacation rentals easy.

Vacasa offers the unique combination of professional management in privately-owned homes, making it possible for our guests to enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation experience without compromising on service and convenience. Their team of passionate hospitality professionals is the finest in the industry, with each Vacasa team member (from housekeepers to reservations agents to local managers) working hard to ensure that each home and every guest is well cared for.

Vacasa is also committed to giving back to the local communities where we manage vacation homes. Their community efforts range from providing academic scholarships for local students to sponsoring special events, and we're always looking for new ways to support the wonderful people and places that make our success possible.

Check out more about Vacasa here:


December 06, 2016 07:56 AM PST

Christopher and Allan host and interview Jaden Sterling!

JADEN STERLING is an intuitive business coach and award-winning, International, bestselling author of The Alchemy Of True Success: Activate Your Mind, Revitalize Your Body and Reignite Your Spirit.

Jaden is also the founder, of Life Success Academy where entrepreneurs, coaches, and business owners become more confident, focused, prosperous and successful. Jaden teaches and consults from his personal and professional experiences, having earned a spot in the 1% income earners in the United States at age 26 and by age 31, he retired from corporate America.

Jaden is famous for teaching entrepreneurs how to work on their business, and not in it. Jaden is a sought after media expert featured regularly on radio, TV and in print, including Calgary TV, Be Scene TV, Fox Business, Africa Business Daily, The Huffington Post, Om-Times Magazine and many others.

Jaden’s mission is to inspire 1 million people to align with their purpose and live a life of freedom.

The hosts had a great time diving into Jaden's mind and extracting the golden nuggets to help you in your life and business! Be sure to bring your journal and a pen!

For more information on Jaden, please check out his website:


Stay tuned in for more great guests coming on the Think Bold, Be Bold show soon!

Until then, BE BOLD!

November 29, 2016 02:06 PM PST

Christopher and Allan interview and host Kolby Kolibas!

Kolby has spent over 15 years as an executive in corporate America building high-performance sales teams. With a keen focus on the channel, his experience has been centered on enabling service providers, resellers, distributors and OEM’s.

He has built sales and marketing programs to support IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, VMWare and many others. He has invested in numerous start-ups and sits on the board of advisors to leading think tanks in the United States. He is an author, rebel, lover, father, and husband.

His expertise in team building and sales process have generated north of $500 million dollars in revenues collectively over the past decade.

Check out more about Kolby and his recent launch of "The Healthy Primate" below:


The Healthy Primate is a community of thought leaders, innovators, and industry experts focused on uncovering natural ways to improve health and increase motivation. Topics they cover a range from stress reduction, increased physical and mental performance, improving health & uncovering ways to do what you love.

They are dedicated to providing a platform for education and the world’s finest natural options and functional foods to make you the best you can be across mind, body & soul.
They feature open discussions from some of the world’s top experts. Their community is built with REAL people in mind. They have REAL dialog vs some marketing crap aimed at a “fast fix” to optimal health.

Stay tuned in for more awesome guests on Think Bold, Be Bold coming soon.

Until next time, BE BOLD!

November 22, 2016 11:43 AM PST

Christopher and Allan interview and host Mario Mazzamuto

Mario Mazzamuto bootstrapped both his education and career. He dropped out of high school in the beginning of his 9th-grade year and began learning by doing in the building trades and in real estate.

Starting his first company at age 21, he is now running a thriving residential real estate company, is a full-time real estate investor, and house flipper and is a best selling Author, Speaker and Life Coach.

Mario knows the ribs of a house as only a builder can, and has the business acumen of someone who invests his own money in property. He and wife Jessica have a thriving family household, that is fueled partly by organic food and partly on Disneyland Tiki Room Pineapple whips. Their two kids Isabella (10) and Gavin (5) are home schooled by him and his wife.

His start as a Black Sheep drives his success in life and real estate. And he still finds time to write. Mario has a best-selling book "The Road to Success" published Sept 2016 with co-author Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul). You can find Mario's real estate appraisal business at www.sfbayappraisal.com

Follow Mario online, and come back soon for more about Mario, his projects, and how to thrive by tapping your inner Black Sheep.

Find out more Mario below:


Stay tuned in for more awesome guests on the Think Bold, Be Bold Podcast Show!

November 15, 2016 02:12 PM PST

Christopher and Allan interview the co-founder of Scribble Post, Paul Berkovic!

Paul is a growth junkie. With Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering (hons) and Computer Science, a 15-year career in IT (hardware, software, and services) and a passion for sales and marketing, he was destined for the perils and excitement of tech startup life.

Paul started his career at computer manufacturer Dell as a technical sales rep, before moving quickly into brand marketing. He founded growth agency Greenfield Avenue where he pioneered a new way to think about outsourced sales and marketing services. Paul’s first foray into tech startups was with education technology startup Smart Sparrow where he acted as VP Sales & Marketing during a $10mil Series B capital raise and $5mil grant win with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Paul’s career-long pursuit for the perfect productivity solution came to an end after meeting ScribblePost founder Alon Novy. From power-user to Co-Founder, Paul is now ScribblePost’s Chief Marketing Officer.

On a mission to solve many of today’s work-management challenges; including the need to use way too many tools, inbox overload, and the underwhelming performance of existing productivity tools; Alon, Paul and the ScribblePost team are building the world’s first Productivity Network. It’s a single place to capture, manage and share all work related information including notes, tasks, projects and emails.​

Check out and sign-up for Scribble Post below:


Stay tuned in for more awesome guests on Think Bold, Be Bold!

November 07, 2016 10:04 AM PST

Christopher and Allan continue their interview with Bradley Callow.

The Moderation Institute was created to offer a solution for those experiencing undesirable patterns of drinking.

An estimated 23 million people struggle with substance use issues in the United States and only 2.3 million are participating in treatment.

We were inspired to ask why.

Why were so few people willing to seek treatment?

Why were only a fraction of them being successful?

Here are our discoveries…

Most treatment methods available have:

Success Rates - Lower than 10% - Grossly Outdated Approaches - Excessive Costs - Abstinence Only Philosophies - Significant Time Commitments

There had to be a better way. The next year was spent pursuing all possible avenues for a more effective alternative. The findings sounded too good to be true, so Dr. Yasinski went to work developing The Moderation Method. The next three years were dedicated to researching, testing, and retesting.

The results were nothing short of amazing.

The program created challenged everything about existing treatment models.

The Moderation Method delivers:

A Success Rate Greater than 80% - Modern Evidenced-Based Approach - Cost Effectiveness - Moderation Philosophy - Extremely Limited Time Commitment

This is the future of alcohol treatment.


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