The Antipreneur Show

Dan Bennett: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Storyteller

The #Antipreneur Show Podcast provides a contrarian take on digital entrepreneurship.We focus on crushing the status quo, dispelling the myths of Magic Pills, Silver Bullets, and Blueprints in business. Interviewing amazing entrepreneurs and sharing their stories of how they built their businesses their way!

Antiprener 64 - Let You Best Self Shine! What Are You Waiting For? w/ Karyl Eckerle
May 22 2022
Antiprener 64 - Let You Best Self Shine! What Are You Waiting For? w/ Karyl Eckerle
Karyl Eckerle is an entrepreneurial dynamo! A real figure it out and take the bull by the horns kind of woman.Personal branding and image strategist, Karyl Eckerle, is committed to helping women take their place as “Who’s Who” in their field. Specializing in women in leadership roles (both in corporate and entrepreneurial ventures), Karyl works with organizations and individuals to develop and showcase consistent image and personal brand credibility through in-person and digital first impression strategies.For Karyl Eckerle, your image is everything.It is the face of your business, it is how you create a sense of credibility and expertise, it is how you are seen, heard, and remembered, and it is how you become the go-to expert in your field.Eckerle is the face of The Image Impact Group, a branding agency focused specifically on female leaders in client-facing roles, from executives to lawyers to real estate professionals and public speakers. Image Impact bridges the divide between image and personal branding, allowing her clients to create a clear, consistent, and confident message no matter what medium they are navigating.Why is this needed? According to Eckerle, many women have the education, knowledge, and expertise to be leaders in their field, but they don’t yet have what it takes to stand out, become visible, make a true impact, be original, exude confidence, and be known as the experts. That is where she comes in, coaching her clients on impact branding, and also doing some speaking along the way.During our interview, Eckerle talked about how she works with her clients, how her own experiences help guide her coaching, and how the changes she made for herself inform the approach she takes to helping women reach their peak potential. What do you want to be known for? Karyl will help you discover that.You can find Karyl online making an impact in entreprenurs lives on LinkedIn and of course on her website at can take Karyl's Instant Image Assessment at
Antipreneur 62 – Getting Your Podcast Out into the World with Ling Yah
Apr 29 2022
Antipreneur 62 – Getting Your Podcast Out into the World with Ling Yah
This is the first interview with someone who tracked me down and asked to come on the podcast, and I could not be more excited. Ling is the Host and Producer of the terrific podcast, So This Is My Why. She interviews inspiring people about their journey to discovering and living their "WHY" or purpose in life.Over the past couple years, Ling has evolved from someone who was scared to put her voice into the world to an expert podcaster who’s interviewed some of the biggest names on the planet. She’s featured entrepreneurs, artists, journalists, musicians, Hollywood actresses, VC founders, and other inspiring people - always diving deep into forging an unconventional career.In this episode, we go through the ins and outs of her podcast journey, and the insightful lessons you can apply to your podcast or content series. We talk getting through tough times, reaching out to A-list guests, recording podcasts with video, the technical learning curve, and getting pumped to share your story with the world. Ling also takes us through her growing passion for NFTs and why she has endless love for the artists who create them.You’ll be blown away by Ling’s story about Mount Everest, as well. She hiked to base camp in March 2020. Enough said.You can connect with Ling at SoThisIsMyWhy.com, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter TAKE MY VIDEO QUIZ===============================Ready to find out how close you are to building your audience with quality video content? Take this quick quiz to find out *exactly* what content creator type you are and what you need to do to grow your business through video content creation.
Antipreneur 61 – Calming Leadership and Relatable Content with Deborah Coviello
Apr 22 2022
Antipreneur 61 – Calming Leadership and Relatable Content with Deborah Coviello
It’s extra special when you get to interview your friend and learn a ton at the same time. Deborah is The Drop In CEO, who brings over 20 years’ worth of experience and strategy in Quality and Operational Excellence roles to the table. She knows how to solve problems, and she gets to the root by thinking differently.Deborah is also a terrific author and podcast host. Her book, The CEO’s Compass, is your guide to conquering burnout and creating a sustainable plan for you and your organization. Her podcast, The Drop In CEO, features insightful and energizing conversations with hundreds of leaders transforming their business from the inside out. In this episode, we break down what it means to be a leader - from finding the right mindset to being a calming presence. You’ll feel less stressed just from hearing Deborah talk through her lessons. She also hits on why getting podcast guest experience drastically improves your skills as a podcast host, how to actually finish that book you’ve been dreaming about, and why video is the best way to connect with people online.Of course, Deborah dives deep into her passion for curling (she’s one of the best) and reveals how the sport has helped her in the business world in more ways than one.You can connect with Deborah at DropInCEO.com and LinkedIn TAKE MY VIDEO QUIZ===============================Ready to find out how close you are to building your audience with quality video content? Take this quick quiz to find out *exactly* what content creator type you are and what you need to do to grow your business through video content creation.
Antipreneur 54 - How to Live "Life Out Loud" w/ Desireé Melfi-Bozzo
Feb 23 2022
Antipreneur 54 - How to Live "Life Out Loud" w/ Desireé Melfi-Bozzo
In this episode with Desireé Melfi-Bozzo, we talk entrepreneurship, podcast hosting and of course what get's Desireé out of bed in the morning. Desireé has a unique take on entrepreneurship that stems from seeing it from many sides and lenses including working at a BIG10 university in the research department with entrepreneurs.Find Desireé online at the following links: Listen to her Podcast "Life Out Loud" here: are her wordsThe best advice I have ever received was to do the kind of work that makes you want to get out of bed every morning. Supporting people to become the best version of themselves in this world epitomizes that advice. By trade, I am the Director of Student Success and Advising for the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Michigan State University. When I am not mentoring and coaching students, I teach 2 courses, A Sprint Through the Entrepreneurial Mindset and The Entrepreneurship Capstone Experience. In addition to this work, I built a workshop series for student-athletes on Mastering the Mindset, Venture Creation and Building a Brand. In 2021 my almost 10-year blog hit the airwaves! I created the podcast, Life Out Loud to throw encouragement around like confetti and support humans in living their very best life. I wear my heart on my sleeve, I have a terrible poker face and I believe that people are inherently good. My desire to empower people to live their best life ever drives my consulting, coaching and educating business