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Business Unveiled is a podcast helping people in the creative industry refine their skills and grow their business. In every episode, you’ll be taken behind the scenes of the creative industry with celebrity wedding planner, entrepreneur, and productivity consultant Angela Proffitt as she shares her experiences in running a high profile event and design company around the world. There's nothing Angela and her team haven't seen before, and you'll get to listen to what she's experienced, how s ...
 
At Beyond the Bake Sale, we're all about how you can give, and raise, more time, talent and treasure for the causes you care about. We'll share some tried and true tips, tactics, and tools to help you take your fundraising and cause marketing "beyond the bake sale" without having to have to spend a ton of money to do it, or even having a ton of experience
 
Welcome to GatherGeeks, a place where people passionate about the power of live experiences come together. Join David Adler, chairman and founder of BizBash, as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to pr ...
 
When it comes to planning a retreat, there’s ways to get it to go from average to incredibly transformative. Welcome to RetreatBoss™ the podcast, where we speak about inspired travel for fun, transformation and profit. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed travel. There has been a mindset shift from simply relaxed travel to experiencing transformational travel. In this podcast we will discuss everything retreats. We will feature and critique the most transformational retreats and the best themed ...
 
Dan and Nicole Ratner are a power couple in the association world leading organizations to achieve record growth in membership and plan highly efficient events over their 36 combined years in the industry. After climbing to the highest levels of leadership in multiple organizations, they both made the unusual choice to step off the corporate ladder and put family first. Throughout this podcast, you’ll hear how they help non-profit and for-profit businesses move from incremental growth to exp ...
 
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For artists, their work is more than just expressing their feelings. It can serve a greater purpose and represent a bigger ideology. It’s refreshing to see how the NFT community has widely celebrated the appreciation for art. Visual artist Lola Toscano sits with Catherine Kontos to talk about her artworks and blockchain NFT projects. Her first art …
 
On this episode, I sat down with Cindy Wagman, President and CEO of the Good Partnership and the author of Raise it! The reluctant fundraiser’s guide to raising money without selling your soul. "Cindy's goal is to unlock the potential of small nonprofits through fundraising. Having spent her entire career in fundraising, Cindy knows how to make it …
 
On this episode I sat down with Jasmine Shaw, an amazing leader in the women and STEM space and the co-founder of the Ontario Sick day relief project Jasmine Shaw is an engineer, entrepreneur, speaker, and advocate for positive change in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). She has over 5 years of experience in system design and project m…
 
On this episode I sat down with Lauren Ott, Chief Kits Officer at Kits for a Cause Lauren Ott is a social entrepreneur who connects leading Canadian businesses, families, and organizations to the causes they care about. After spending time teaching at a public high school on the side of a volcano in Ecuador, Lauren returned to Canada and turned her…
 
When you're selling a product or service, it's essential to have confidence in what you're offering. If you don't believe in what you're selling, how can you expect your ideal client to? I’m so excited to share today’s guest, Finka Jerkovic, President of FINKA Communicatons Inc. She will be sharing how to sell with confidence, attract clients magne…
 
Social media platforms are a great way to connect with your audience, promote your brand, and share information. However, it's important to keep social media social by engaging with your followers and not just promoting your brand. I’m so excited to share guest, Kristina Stubblefield, Business Strategist and Speaker, who will be sharing with us how…
 
With countries slowly lifting their lockdowns, the desire to travel is at an all-time high. Companies want to start booking their employees out in retreats. Online co-workers who want to finally meet each other outside of Zoom want to travel. Suffice to say, booking agencies are huge right now! Join Catherine Kontos as she talks to Jen Corley about…
 
Host: David Adler Guest: Gianna Gaudini In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler sits down with Gianna Gaudini, head of events for Airtable, for a master class in planning events and experiences—whether you’re an old pro or just starting out. The pair discusses Gaudini’s work for companies like Amazon Web Services, G…
 
If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, then you know that starting and running your own business is no easy task. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and perseverance to make it successful. While there may be plenty of challenges along the way, don't forget to take moments to see your business journey as a gift. Because really, that's wh…
 
Host: David Adler Guests: David Landgraf, Allison Pieter In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash founder and chairman David Adler sits down with industry veterans David Landgraf, the founder and chief experience officer of Make It Happen Management in New York, and Allison Pieter, the founder and president of Cassis Productions in Los Angeles. The …
 
If you're a business owner, you may have heard that it's important to create a content strategy. But what is a content strategy, and why is it so important? A content strategy is simply a plan for creating and sharing content. Creating a solid content strategy is essential for any business, because without one, you won’t have intention behind your …
 
At the end of the day, we all want to rest in the comfort of our homes. However, the comfort level a place can provide depends on the overall level of the home environment and design. Laili Gonzalez is known for helping clients achieve their dream home, which inspires and brings joy to them while being practical and functional. In this episode, she…
 
The journey of entrepreneurship is not always a smooth one. In fact, it is often riddled with challenges and setbacks. However, if you are able to find rebirth in the midst of these struggles, then you will be able to push through and reach new heights. I’m excited to share today’s guest, John Mollura, Owner of John Mollura Photography who will be …
 
Many entrepreneurs feel guilty taking time for themselves, especially wehn their business is just starting out. But it's important to make time for mindfulness and connection to your spiritual practice, no matter how busy you are. Today’s guest, Angela Browne, founder of Angela Browne Luminary Coaching, is sharing all the tips on why it is importan…
 
One of the most effective ways to break down barriers within your company is to experience yoga retreats. Catherine Kontos sits down with Bhaskar Goswami, the Founder of BODHI Principle that uses the profound tool of yoga practice to bring optimum health and wellness to employees. Bhaskar shares how retreats create a deep sense of community. People…
 
There are times when we all feel powerless. We may feel like our life is out of our control, or that we can't make a change. But the truth is, empowerment begins with you. It starts with recognizing your own power and potential, and then taking steps to use that power to create the life you want. I’m so excited for today’s guest, Marta Spirk, Empow…
 
Entrepreneurship is all about taking risks, and building a successful business requires making tough choices. One of the most important decisions you'll make as an entrepreneur is who to trust with your valuable information, and forming a circle of trust will help you make the best decisions for your business. Here are four tips for building your c…
 
Host: David Adler Guests: Tim Groot, Natasha Wood, Carolyn Dawson In this special sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler sits down with Tim Groot, CEO and founder of AI-powered event success platform Grip; Natasha Wood, head of strategy for FT Live at the Financial Times; and Carolyn Dawson, CEO of Founders Forum…
 
Do you love exploring new places and creating wonderful memories? Listen to this episode as Sahara Rose De Vore shares her experiences and provides tips on how she traveled the globe to over 84 countries by the age of 31. Sahara is a wellness travel coach and the founder of The Travel Coach Network. Although she could travel a lot, she still believ…
 
Before the digital age, music was a lot different. If you wanted to listen to music, you had to buy CDs or vinyl records, and if you wanted to hear a specific song, you had to sit through an entire album just to get to it. Nowadays, of course, we have iTunes and Spotify and other digital music platforms that let us listen to whatever we want, whene…
 
Navigating through 2022, most entrepreneurs have a goal of increasing their income, but the truth is if we’re holding onto limiting beliefs and old stories, the financial results we want to see will be near impossible to acheive. I’m so excited to share today’s guest, Emily King, Founder of The Rich Woman Inc. who is going to share how to overcome …
 
Some people may think that social media is dead, that it doesn't have the same reach. They're wrong, and we're here to know why. Catherine Kontos dives deep into marketing on social media with Ira Bowman. Ira is the owner of Bowman Digital Media, and in this episode, he teaches us the ins and outs of growing your reach on social media. Step up your…
 
There's no question that being an entrepreneur takes a lot of hard work, dedication and perseverance. But what a lot of people don't realize is that it also takes a very specific mindset. If you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you have to be able to train your mind to think like one. You know how when you’re in the corn maze and you’re no…
 
Hosts: David Adler Guests: Erica Boeke, Austin Johnston, Nancy Shaffer In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash founder and chairman David Adler sits down with a powerhouse panel of event industry professionals: Nancy Shaffer, chief creative officer at RJ Whyte Event Production and the president of the Live Events Coalition; Austin Johnston, CEO of …
 
There's no shortage of advice out there for entrepreneurs. But one piece of wisdom that's often overlooked is how to define your business mission. Many entrepreneurs start their businesses without giving much thought to this critical step, and they struggle as a result. If you want to create a successful business, it's important to take the time to…
 
What is it like to get paid to discover destinations? Special occasions are special for a reason. That is probably why event planning is one of today's most in-demand services. In this episode, Catherine Kontos gets an insider's view of what it's like to be in the party planning business from none other than the owner of Montreal Event Planner, Dan…
 
Opinions on success vary, but one thing is for sure: it takes a lot of focus to achieve it. You can't let yourself be pulled in too many different directions or you'll never make any real progress. Many people claim that having the right mindset is the key to becoming successful. But what does that mean exactly? Getting into your optimal mindset is…
 
You've worked hard to create a valuable product or service. But even the best products and services won't sell themselves, you need to nurture your audience with valuable content. By providing consistent, engaging content, you'll develop trust and loyalty with your customers that will result in more sales and referrals. Today’s guest Melanie Hersch…
 
Taking time to be present amidst this fast-paced world is something most people forget to do. Aligning your energy to your goals is an essential part of leading and communicating with others, but it’s often easier said than done. Anna Sun Choi, energy coach, TEDx speaker, and Forbes author is committed to elevating humanity's consciousness through …
 
Hosts: David Adler, Cathy Song Novelli Guest: Cliff Rigano In this special sponsored edition of GatherGeeks, BizBash founder and chairman David Adler is joined by Cathy Song Novelli, SVP of marketing and communications at virtual and hybrid events software platform Hubilo, to chat with Cliff Rigano, creative director and head of culture, content an…
 
As an entrepreneur, you know that creating a great customer experience is essential to your success. But what many business owners don't realize is that customer experience doesn't start and stop with the sale. First you have to create trust with your audience. That’s what I love about tools like Instagram Reels and TikTok. These tools can be used …
 
Hosts: David Adler, Lilian Shen Guest: Mo Husseini Sponsored by CORT Events, this episode of GatherGeeks is part of our “Royal CORT” podcast series, which includes insightful convos with top event and experience designers. BizBash founder and chairman David Adler and CORT Events' director of marketing Lilian Shen sit down with creative mastermind M…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Lilian Shen Guest: Shelly Tolo Sponsored by CORT Events, this episode of GatherGeeks is part of our “Royal CORT” podcast series, which includes insightful convos with top event and experience designers. BizBash founder and chairman David Adler and CORT Events' director of marketing Lilian Shen sit down with Shelly Tolo, presiden…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Lilian Shen Guest: John Fuhr Sponsored by CORT Events, this episode of GatherGeeks is part of our “Royal CORT” podcast series, which includes insightful convos with top event and experience designers. BizBash founder and chairman David Adler and CORT Events' director of marketing Lilian Shen sit down with business development ex…
 
Hosts: David Adler, Lilian Shen Guest: André Wells Sponsored by CORT Events, this episode of GatherGeeks is part of our “Royal CORT” podcast series, which includes insightful convos with top event and experience designers. BizBash founder and chairman David Adler and CORT Events' director of marketing Lilian Shen sit down with André Wells, founder …
 
We’ve all experienced celebrations with friends and family where you receive tons of thoughtful cards, though they are special, they collect over time and take up space. And maybe you feel a little guilt when it’s time to throw them away. What if you could digitize your memories with an online system that will withstand the test of time? That’s whe…
 
On this episode, I sat down with Amanda Weingarten Amanda is the Chief Development Officer of the International Crisis Group. The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world. She oversees Crisis Group’s fundraising efforts in the philanthropy, foundations…
 
With things slowly coming back to normal and a new year ahead of us, business owners now have more options on expanding their offerings and thus their business. In today’s episode, Lesley Logan shares how creating retreats can be a great way to scale up your Pilates business. Lesley is a certified Pilates teacher, mindset coach, and Founder of Onli…
 
Host: David Adler Guests: Dawn Penfold, Travis Pham In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler sits down with recruiting veteran Dawn Penfold, president of Meetingjobs, a Cadre Company, and up-and-coming event professional Travis Pham, global business director for 360 Destination Group. The group discusses why passion …
 
As an entrepreneur, you know that growing your business is no easy task. But what if there was a way to make it a little bit easier? By focusing on your brand story, you can create a narrative that resonates with your target audience and draws them in. Not only will this help you attract new customers, but it can also help strengthen relationships …
 
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