Disrupt & Innovate

Lisa Levy

Are you a business owner who’s falling behind the competition, feeling anxious about unforeseeable disruptions, or having trouble hiring and keeping the best employees? If so, Disrupt & Innovate podcast is tailored to you. We believe in disruptive leadership as a conscious choice to challenge the status quo for a better future.


Our goal is not to stir things up for the sake of it, though we do find it exhilarating. Rather, we want to inspire positive changes in your business, your personal life, and the world at large. Join us on this journey to turn your big dreams into reality.


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Episodes

The Rise of Live Shopping in Collectibles with Dappz
Apr 16 2024
The Rise of Live Shopping in Collectibles with Dappz
In this episode, Lisa Levy sits down with sports card entrepreneur Dappz to discuss his journey from childhood hobby to building Dappz Sports into a multi-million dollar livestreaming business. Dappz shares how he started by buying and selling cards as a side hustle, then grew his brand through consistent livestreaming and relationship building in the industry. They explore the recent resurgence of trading cards driven by record-breaking rare card sales, and Dappz's vision for expanding Dappz Sports into a multi-vertical live shopping platform. Key lessons include the importance of continuous innovation through testing new content ideas, and how even large corporations face challenges in an ever-changing business landscape. Key Takeaways:- Dappz started buying and selling sports cards as a side hustle, making $100-$500 in profit per night and growing his business through livestreaming. - The resurgence of trading cards is driven by headlines of rare cards selling for millions, sparking research and new collectors entering the market.- Dappz envisions expanding Dappz Sports into a multi-vertical live shopping platform through partnerships and setting up live shops for other brands. - Innovation comes from continuously ideating and testing new content ideas, even if most fail, to find the next big hit.- Entrepreneurship is not easy and all businesses face challenges, but large corporations struggle with change more due to their size. Dappz found success by following his passion and taking action through consistent livestreaming and relationship building. His story shows the opportunities in niche markets and provides lessons for continuous innovation. Social Media Handles:TikTok: @DappzSportsInstagram: @DappzSports YouTube: Dappz SportsWebsite: DappzSports.com
Discover the Art of Olive Oil with Stavros Poulitsis
Apr 2 2024
Discover the Art of Olive Oil with Stavros Poulitsis
In this enlightening episode of the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast, we take a unique journey into the world of olive oil and environmental sustainability with Stavros Poulitsis, the founder of Citrine Luxury. Stavros shares his remarkable story of upholding a family legacy that traces back generations. He started with a promise made amidst the olive trees of his great-grandparents' homestead in Greece and has meticulously rebuilt this legacy by acquiring and nurturing fields that once belonged to his ancestors. Stavros' commitment to reflecting on what truly matters and making the world a better place is evident in his ethos of using ancient, sustainable methods for olive oil production. Key Takeaways: Preserving Family Legacy: Stavros' journey began with a promise to continue his family's tradition of olive farming. He acquired and nurtured fields, making it his mission to preserve this ancestral legacy.Ancient, Sustainable Methods: Stavros emphasizes the importance of employing ancient, sustainable methods in olive oil production. Olives are harvested and pressed on the same day to maintain the highest quality, and eco-friendly practices are integral to the process.Environmental Challenges: Climate change and shifting weather patterns pose significant challenges to olive farming. Stavros discusses the impact of these changes on olive production and the need for careful tree management.Quality and Health Benefits: Extra virgin olive oil produced through these traditional methods offers a unique, rich flavor and numerous health benefits. Stavros highlights the value of authentic, quality olive oil.Commitment to Tradition: Stavros is dedicated to sharing the traditions and quality of his olive oil with the world. His focus is on educating people about the authentic way of producing and appreciating this essential ingredient. This episode showcases the importance of preserving tradition and sustainability in olive oil production. Stavros' commitment to using ancient methods, his dedication to quality, and his focus on environmental sustainability serve as a powerful reminder that one person's dedication can make a lasting impact. Join us in this journey to appreciate the traditions and benefits of olive oil, and learn how embracing sustainability can shape a brighter future. Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stavrospoulitsis/Website: https://www.citrineoliveoil.com/  #OliveOil #Sustainability #EnvironmentalImpact #FamilyLegacy #AncientMethods #QualityFlavor #ClimateChange #EcoFriendly #HealthBenefits #GreekOliveOil #CitrineLuxury
Unveiling Resilience: A Journey of Disruption and Triumph with Howard Brown
Mar 26 2024
Unveiling Resilience: A Journey of Disruption and Triumph with Howard Brown
Embark on a powerful episode of the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast with Howard Brown, a two-time stage four cancer survivor and health technology consultant. This inspiring conversation delves into entrepreneurship, sales, and the unwavering resilience that defines Howard's remarkable journey. πŸŒŸ Episode Highlights:From Sales to Resilience: Howard's early exposure to sales through his father's 51-year career and the valuable lessons learned on the road.Resilience Amidst Adversity: Howard's profound journey as a cancer survivor, facing setbacks, and rebuilding life through mental and physical toughness.Career Success and Mentorship: The impact of Howard's father's entrepreneurial spirit on his drive and success, emphasizing the importance of mentorship in business and personal life.Tech Ventures and Health Challenges: Insights into Howard's experiences in Silicon Valley, involvement in tech startups, and the personal struggle with colon cancer.AI, Blockchain, and Healthcare Transformation: The potential of AI in healthcare, caution around blockchain, and the importance of empathy in the healthcare system.Inspiration Through Adversity: Howard's advocacy for AI in healthcare, emphasizing empathy in teamwork, and overcoming obstacles during COVID-19.Sharing Wisdom and Inviting Engagement: Howard shares insights into his journey and invites listeners to explore more about his speaking engagements, podcast, and advocacy work at shiningbrightly.com. πŸš€Connect and Engage: Visit shiningbrightly.com to delve deeper into Howard's impactful work and advocacy. https://www.linkedin.com/in/howardsbrown/ and https://www.shiningbrightly.com/  Share this episode on social media to inspire others on their journey of disruption and triumph. πŸŽ§ Tune in now and be inspired by the resilience that shines brightly!🌟πŸ”₯
Unleash Your Entrepreneurial Potential Insights with Donnie Boivin
Mar 19 2024
Unleash Your Entrepreneurial Potential Insights with Donnie Boivin
Dive into the world of disruption and innovation with Donnie Boivin, the force behind Success Champions, on the latest episode of the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast. πŸš€ Episode Highlights: Empowering Entrepreneurs: Donnie Boivin's mission to empower entrepreneurs through the Success Champions networking platform.The Realities of Entrepreneurship: Donnie's journey, from financial struggles to a transformative moment, emphasizing the challenges and rewards of building a business.Podcasting Triumph: Donnie's revelation of the immense potential of podcasting, saving his business and positioning him as a thought leader.Business Fundamentals: The importance of understanding the realities of entrepreneurship, focusing on fundamental skills, credibility, and value creation.Community Collaboration: Building meaningful connections, navigating competition, and fostering collaboration in a competitive industry.Entrepreneurial Support System: The crucial role of a supportive community for entrepreneurs, providing a virtual business family for solopreneurs.Global Networking Vision: Donnie's vision for creating a supportive environment for entrepreneurs, with a focus on North America and international expansion. πŸŒ Connect and Engage:Ready to supercharge your entrepreneurial journey? Connect with Donnie Boivin. https://www.linkedin.com/in/donnieboivin/ https://successchampionnetworking.com/  Share this episode on social media to spread the value and appreciation for disruptive insights! πŸŽ§ Tune in now and join the disruption revolution!πŸš€πŸ”₯
Revolutionize Your Business Growth with AI: A Conversation with Wes Lemos
Mar 12 2024
Revolutionize Your Business Growth with AI: A Conversation with Wes Lemos
Embark on a journey into the world of artificial intelligence and entrepreneurship with Wes Lemos, a seasoned entrepreneur and founder of Sales Connector, on the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast. Gain unparalleled insights into harnessing AI for business growth, scaling strategies, and the power of technology in connecting people. πŸš€ Episode Highlights: Wes Lemos' entrepreneurial journey: From a tech startup in college to two decades of passion-driven entrepreneurship.Adapting to change: Navigating the evolving landscape of entrepreneurship, overcoming challenges, and embracing technological advancements.Sales Connector: Unleashing the potential of AI with Sales Connector, a SAS solution that transforms LinkedIn marketing and maximizes business efficiency.LinkedIn for business growth: Discover the untapped potential of LinkedIn, personalized messaging, and Sales Connector's role in booking quality meetings.Sales enablement and challenges: Understanding how AI technology enhances human connection, addresses challenges, and impacts businesses.Building a loyal team: The vital role of trust, communication, and employee well-being in fostering team loyalty and business success.Entrepreneurial leadership: Wes Lemos' reflections on leadership, scaling challenges, and the pursuit of finding the right leader for the next growth stage. πŸŒ Connect with Wes: Ready to revolutionize your business growth with AI? Connect with Wes Lemos and explore the possibilities of Sales Connector. Don't miss out on the exclusive insights shared on the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast. https://www.linkedin.com/in/weslemos/ and https://salesconnector.com/  πŸŽ§ Tune in now to unlock the secrets of AI-driven business growth and position your business for unprecedented success! πŸš€πŸ”₯
Unlocking Business Growth Secrets with David Hall
Mar 5 2024
Unlocking Business Growth Secrets with David Hall
Dive into the world of business strategy and sales growth with David Hall, an entrepreneurial powerhouse and business strategist. Join us on the latest episode of the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast as David shares invaluable insights and strategies to drive sales growth while simplifying business operations. πŸš€ Episode Highlights: Unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit: David's journey from selling at 8 to founding a graphic design firm and a business consulting firm.Navigating the complexities of marketing growth: The genesis of Kyrios Systems, David's innovative platform addressing efficiency issues in the marketing landscape.Overcoming roadblocks: The significance of simplicity and elegance in business, and the power of experimentation and learning.Embracing failure: Turning setbacks into stepping stones for continuous learning and growth.Simplifying business strategies: The story behind Kyrios Systems and its role in streamlining operations and amplifying business success.Scaling through referrals and systems: The essential role of word-of-mouth referrals and the development of a revolutionary platform by David.Controlling referrals and scaling growth: David's disruptive approach to business growth, challenging traditional industry models.  🌐 Connect with David: Ready to revolutionize your business growth? Connect with David Hall on LinkedIn for more information about Kyrios Systems and take the first step toward scaling your business effortlessly. Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pdavidhall/ Website: https://kyriossystems.com/ πŸŽ§ Tune in now to gain actionable insights and unlock the secrets to maximizing efficiency and driving unparalleled growth in your business!πŸš€πŸ”₯
Unveiling CryoX - Revolutionizing Cooling Technology with Jordan Fourcher
Feb 27 2024
Unveiling CryoX - Revolutionizing Cooling Technology with Jordan Fourcher
Embark on an insightful journey with Jordan Fourcher, the innovative CEO behind CryoX, as he shares his entrepreneurial story and the groundbreaking cooling technology that's reshaping industries. πŸŒ¬οΈ Episode Highlights: Jordan's entrepreneurial journey and the inception of CryoX, a pioneer in innovative cooling technology.Unveiling wireless chargers actively cooling devices to address overheating issues, sparked by personal experiences.Exploring a backburner project involving unique white paint for outdoor cooling, from crumbly prototypes to advanced CryoX technology.Revolutionary applications in enhancing vehicle efficiency, reducing energy costs, and potentially extending the range of electric vehicles.CryoX's role in overcoming limitations in drone technology, preventing battery explosions and enhancing performance.Application of cooling systems for telecommunication boxes, a crucial solution for preventing overheating during power outages.The challenges and triumphs of product development in a tech startup, with a focus on innovation and experimentation.Insights into CryoX's approach to research and development, ensuring a high-quality, accessible product for diverse customers.Jordan explores the potential of CryoX applications beyond paint, spanning various industries and customer needs.Don't miss out on this episode that unveils the transformative power of CryoX in the realm of cooling technology, promising a future where innovation meets everyday challenges head-on! πŸš€ Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanfourcher/Website: https://www.cryox.co/
Redefining Tipping with Jessica Dawson
Feb 20 2024
Redefining Tipping with Jessica Dawson
Tap into the future of tipping with Jessica Dawson, the visionary mind behind the revolutionary tipping platform, FISK mobile tipping. Join us on this episode of Disrupt & Innovate as we delve into Jessica's journey, from disrupting traditional tipping to advocating for financial literacy and personal growth. πŸŽ™οΈ Episode Highlights: Unveiling FISC mobile tipping, Jessica Dawson's groundbreaking platform transforming the conventional tipping experience.Exploring the intersection of customer service, tipping, and investingβ€”how treating employees well became the catalyst for a unique tipping system.Overcoming personal struggles and fundraising challenges to raise $300,000 for the startup, prioritizing accuracy, transparency, and forward thinking.The transformative impact of tipping into investment accounts, altering individuals' futures based on performance.Addressing the lack of financial literacy education in schools and the potential for technology to bridge the gap.Jessica's journey into entrepreneurship, disciplined routines, and the quest for financial success.FISK mobile tipping's role in creating happiness across the political spectrum and its potential to revolutionize the country's financial landscape.  The universe, intelligent design, and Jessica's life coaching skills applied to building a better future through FISK. πŸŒ Join the Movement: Discover how FISK mobile tipping is reshaping finance and society. Jessica invites you to be part of the journeyβ€”invest, learn, and disrupt.  Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-dawson-435b6720/Website: https://www.fiskmobile.tech/  and https://wefunder.com/55th.degree.inc Don't miss this episode that transcends tipping and dives deep into financial literacy, personal growth, and the incredible potential of technology to create positive change.  Tune in now! πŸŽ§πŸ’‘
Elevate Your Business Security with Paige Hansen!
Jan 30 2024
Elevate Your Business Security with Paige Hansen!
Ready to dive into the crucial world of compliance and regulatory laws in the digital age? Join us in our latest episode of the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast, featuring the insightful Paige Hansen, founder of Secure Labs. Paige shares invaluable insights on navigating the complexities of compliance and regulatory laws, especially tailored for small to medium-sized businesses.Key Takeaways:Paige Hansen guides us through the landscape of compliance and regulatory laws in the digital era.Explore the importance of relationship-building from a young age and its impact on career opportunities. Dive into Paige's experience in the identity theft industry, including creating training programs for law enforcement and consumers.Paige Hansen emphasizes the desensitization of data breaches and the crucial role of compliance as a service for businesses.Learn about compliance frameworks for small to medium businesses, supporting valuation, audit readiness, and minimizing impact during fraud.Understand the importance of proactive compliance measures for SMBs, supporting valuation, audit readiness, and minimizing the impact of fraud.As we explore the dynamic interplay of compliance frameworks, cybersecurity, and the evolving landscape of AI-powered solutions, Paige Hansen inspires a call to action for businesses to fortify their defenses and proactively embrace a culture of compliance. Tune in to safeguard your business, navigate regulatory landscapes, and embark on a resilient journey in the digital realm!Website: https://SecureLabs.aiLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hello-paige-hanson/Ask Lisa a question and be answered and featured on the upcoming episodes!https://disruptandinnovate.com/ask-lisa/
Communication Revolution: Strategies for Business Success with Debra Roberts
Jan 23 2024
Communication Revolution: Strategies for Business Success with Debra Roberts
Embark on an enlightening journey with communication expert Debra Roberts in our latest episode of the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast. Uncover the keys to business success through effective communication and conflict resolution.Key Takeaways:Debra Roberts shares her journey from social work to entrepreneurship, emphasizing the universal factors that enhance communication across different settings.Understand the essential role of effective communication in personal and professional success.Discover the cost of poor communication in businesses and the impact of unresolved conflicts. Uncover workplace communication challenges, including the detrimental effects of a toxic work environment caused by unaddressed issues. Recognize the influence of leadership in setting the tone for organizational culture and the importance of alignment and support.Explore Debra’s 8-week program, designed to enhance self-awareness, understanding of others, and coping skills for better communication.Reflect on the impact of improved communication in disrupting the status quo and creating a kinder, more peaceful world.From the unveiling of the "Relationship Protocol" to the challenges and triumphs in workplace communication, Debra Roberts has illuminated the vital role of active listening, conflict resolution, and leadership buy-in in fostering a healthy organizational culture. Despite the hurdles discussed, the overarching message is clear: by improving communication, we have the power to disrupt the status quo, creating a kinder, more peaceful world. Let's embrace these insights and embark on a journey to reshape our communication landscape for a brighter future. πŸŒŸπŸŽ™οΈ #DisruptInnovatePodcast #EffectiveCommunication #BusinessSuccessAsk Lisa a question and be answered and featured on the upcoming episodes!https://disruptandinnovate.com/ask-lisa/
Ignite Connection & Intention in Your Business Journey! πŸš€βœ‰οΈ
Jan 16 2024
Ignite Connection & Intention in Your Business Journey! πŸš€βœ‰οΈ
Dive into the latest episode of the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast with the remarkable Greg Smith, shedding light on how to create brightness in uncertain times through experiential education and human connection.Key Takeaways: Greg Smith introduces a transformative program using outdoor activities to address vital questions for personal and team growth. Explore the challenges faced by businesses, including the impact of marketplace anxiety and reliance on established brands.Uncover the essence of "Ubuntu" (humanity) and its significance in fostering meaningful connections in a tech-driven world. Reflect on the role of AI-driven communication and the importance of prioritizing human connections in business.Embrace the resurgence of physical mail in the digital age and its power to interrupt patterns and create impactful connections. Learn the customer-centric approach to business growth, focusing on connection and intention for meaningful conversations and interactions.In this illuminating Disrupt & Innovate Podcast episode with Greg Smith, you will uncover the transformative power of experiential education and human connection, explored the challenges of marketplace anxiety and brand reliance, delved into the essence of "Ubuntu" and its significance in fostering connections, and reflected on the crucial role of human connection in our tech-driven era. Tune in for a brighter, more connected future!  πŸŒˆπŸŽ™οΈ #DisruptInnovatePodcast #BusinessGrowth #HumanConnectionLearn More:Website:buntu.com.au and sendhandwritten.com.au LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-smith-shw/Ask Lisa a question and be answered and featured on the upcoming episodes!https://disruptandinnovate.com/ask-lisa/
Unlock Financial Freedom and Wealth Creation! πŸš€
Jan 9 2024
Unlock Financial Freedom and Wealth Creation! πŸš€
Embark on a transformative financial journey with Andrew Woodward on the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast! πŸŽ™οΈKey Takeaways:Learn Andrew's journey from scarcity to a self-made millionaire by 38, fueled by a desire to change financial habits and create abundance. Gain insights into long-term investing for wealth creation, emphasizing consistency and the power of monthly engagement.Explore the importance of starting retirement planning early, using tools like the wealth tracker for motivation and progress.Overcome financial hurdles with a system for decision-making and money management, automating processes for future security. Shift your mindset from scarcity to abundance, fostering a happier world and the freedom to make choices on your own terms.Embark on a transformative journey towards financial freedom, wealth creation, and philanthropy with Andrew Woodward on the Disrupt & Innovate Podcast. Discover the power of automating money management, early retirement planning, and embracing a mindset shift towards true financial freedom. As Andrew guides us through the path of wealth building, financial literacy education, and breaking generational cycles, he issues a compelling call to listeners: embrace abundance, remove the fear of scarcity, and join the journey towards financial well-being. Tune in for valuable insights and empower your choices in the pursuit of a purposeful, financially free life! Learn More:Website:http://www.theinvestorsway.com.au/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-woodward-wealth-coach/Ask Lisa a question and be answered and featured on the upcoming episodes!https://disruptandinnovate.com/ask-lisa/