Nicole Holland started her entrepreneurial journey at the tender age of eight, when she and her brother worked with their father selling his home-grown fruits and vegetables locally. She continued on this path as she grew older, maintaining her independence and autonomy pursuing different ventures, including as a mother’s helper and later as a corporate trainer. For a time, Nicole left the challenges of the entrepreneurial world in search of greater security. But after a series of unfulfilling jobs she could not enjoy, she eventually quit the 9-5 and returned to her entrepreneurial roots.
For the past 12 years, Nicole has been a master business coach and marketing strategist, known for stretching her clients slightly beyond their comfort zones to achieve business progress they hadn’t realized was even possible. Most recently, Nicole founded the Building Business Rockstars Show: a podcast of frank and unscripted interviews with successful entrepreneurs across a wide range of niches that provide new entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs with the insights and the time- and money-saving value of lessons learned from others. She then launched the associated annual online Business Building Rockstar Summit.
Nicole's newest business - just launched in December of 2016! - is InterviewsThatConvert.com, a full service agency that positions busy C-suite executives, authors, and subject matter experts as guests on podcasts appropriate for their markets, audience, and expertise. Nicole believes quality of exposure is far superior to quantity, and leverages the ease, convenience, and economy of podcasts to increase her clients’ visibility, influence, and income.
In recognition of the value she is creating, Huffington Post has named Nicole one of "50 MUST-FOLLOW WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN 2017”. And her podcast, Business Building Rockstars Show - just launched last spring - quickly made iTunes’s esteemed list of New & Noteworthy Podcasts.
Joel Boggess is the go-to guy for clarity, confidence and direction. He’s the guy people call when they’re feeling stuck, under-challenged or overwhelmed. He teaches people how to find productivity, meaning, and success using multiple platforms, including public speaking, podcasting, and publishing. His latest book, Finding your Voice, hit the #1 spot on Amazon in the success and the self esteem categories.
Among his recent accomplishments, Joe’s podcast, ReLaunch, was named by Podcasters’ Paradise as “Best Overall” podcast of 2014 and “Most Inspirational” podcast for 2014 and 2015. The Relaunch podcast has surpassed over one million listens.
Joel is a contributor to Networking Times, Huffington Post, and Success.com.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Joel earned his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University, an MBA from Amberton University, and a Master’s in Counseling. Today, Joel and his wife Pei live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with their two dogs: Bubba, a Golden Retriever retired therapy dog, and Happy, and a Golden rescue.
Dinesh is a founder, mentor, speaker and—above all else—an entrepreneur. He encourages founders to ask the right questions, navigate challenging decisions, and find those tough answers that are sometimes difficult to face. Dinesh has built, bought, sold, led, and/or invested in over 13 companies, and he knows what it takes to transform a business.
In love with capitalism, Dinesh loves the prospect of making business connections even more. Some of Dinesh's most valuable business relationships have started over a casual chat at a local shop. In fact, he believes every meeting is an opportunity—and a single cup of coffee can have the power to change your business. He likes to say he believes in transformative coffee!
As an entrepreneur and operator of Macadamian, Dinesh leads business development at one of the hottest product consultancies in Canada. As a speaker and mentor, Dinesh provides actionable insight to fellow leaders growing their businesses, shedding light on the nuances of product creation, organizational leadership, sales management, product marketing, contract negotiations, public relations, and more.
One of the big lessons Dinesh learned in his early days as an entrepreneur is: The money you earn is a measure of the value you create for customers, not an outcome. An MBA later, and a PhD from the school of “hard knocks,” today he is proud to say he has created a ton of value with some awesome people.
Henry Lopez has over 34 years of diverse business experience, including successful careers in the information technology industry, sales, sales training and business ownership. He has now been part of 10 different business ventures. He is currently the Managing Partner of Levante Business Group – dedicated to helping people start, run and grow a small business.
Levante Business Group produces The How of Business podcast, and Henry is the co-host of this show. He is also currently co-owner of iTopIt (a self-serve frozen yogurt restaurant in Colorado Springs), L3 Destinations (a Travel Agency co-founded with his wife), and is currently in the process of building a car wash with his business partner in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Henry currently resides in a suburb of Dallas, Texas with his wife Pam and their daughter (who just started her freshman year of university).