Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast

Duff Gardner

Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast is all about “Getting Off Your Backside”... And, finally, Making Your Impact by Living Your Truth... If you are an entrepreneur with a heart to help others, you’re in the right place - this show is the nudge you need to generate a Revenue Breakthrough with an Offer that Sells. In his podcast, host and award-winning serial entrepreneur Duff Gardner chats openly with a diversity of guests from “7- figures” to just starting out, to uncover stories to help listeners expand their business and “slay resistance”. Grab your show notes at http://offmyduff.com/ and apply to be a guest at http://offmyduff.com/guest. read less
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Janene Liston – The Pricing Lady
Apr 6 2021
Janene Liston – The Pricing Lady
Do you charge services to what you are actually worth? Many small business entrepreneurs tend to underestimate the value of their services or undersell themselves to compete with others. However is it sustainable? Today we are joined by Janene Liston, the Pricing Lady, who is here to share with everybody some tips and tricks to help you use pricing strategies to close better deals and grow profits.Don’t miss these Highlights: The three faults in comparing your pricing to another competitorHer journey from a structural engineer and its influence on further developing sales and pricing in businessesThe purpose of implementing a pricing framework to determine your pricing in different markets and understanding price erosionPutting yourself out of your comfort zone in order to price yourself at what you are truly worthThe importance of connecting with your target customer group in order to evaluate your services and establish that win-win situationAbout the Guest: Janene Liston, is a certified, pricing, professional, and entrepreneur and a European public speaking champion with 20 years experience in marketing and pricing. She's been a speaker at conferences, seminars in organizations & clubs, as well as a guest on radio and podcast shows from across the Globe. She covers topics like price setting, pricing communication, and pricing psychology, helping small businesses build pricing knowledge, strategies & skills. She teaches business owners how to set the right prices and close more deals.http://www.thepricinglady.comAbout the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website - https://duffgardner.com/Linked in - https://www.linkedin.com/in/duffgardner/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/offmyduffInstagram -
James Adam – Ruthlessly Efficient Marketing
Apr 6 2021
James Adam – Ruthlessly Efficient Marketing
When the pandemic hit, James Adam realized that he was not doing what he loved. Out of his introspection, he co-founded Thirty-Three Percent. James is now dedicated to helping business owners to take control of their marketing and have that great relationship with their working lives. He’s on a mission to help clients achieve what he calls “ruthlessly efficient marketing”. Don’t miss these Highlights: How he became an accidental entrepreneur after a company closed down and he took on some of the clients privatelyUnderstanding that marketing does not have to be this huge algorithm nor does it require you to be on every social media platformThe psychology of forming emotional connections with clients and thinking like them on an instinctive levelThe only thing holding you back is the excuses you are making to make the achievements you deserveDon’t make things over-complicated. All processes can be broken down into smaller components that are easily managed instead of looking at the process as a daunting wholeAbout the Guest: James helps destinations of all shapes and sizes drive footfall, increase spend and change perceptions by creating & building brands, developing strategies, and providing creative marketing campaigns. He has had a passion for destinations since starting in retail over 20 years ago, from shopping centers & hotels to towns & attractions - James loves getting people out there and experiencing things.http://thirtythreepercent.co.ukhttp://acunningplan.co.ukAbout the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website - https://duffgardner.com/Linked in - https://www.linkedin.com/in/duffgardner/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/offmyduff
Leslie Hassler – Scaling Rich
Apr 6 2021
Leslie Hassler – Scaling Rich
Leslie Hassler was an accidental entrepreneur. She found out on a Wednesday that she was not going to have a job by the following Monday and within those five days she opened her own business. Even though that business venture was not the success or the fulfillment she hoped for, she knew that entrepreneurship was her calling. Leslie now consults and coaches entrepreneurs on how to think “cash forward”, and to profit and scale.  Don’t miss these Highlights: Learning to update and simplify processes that are built on old constructsDiscovering what it takes to become that top 4% of businesses that move to the next levelThe importance of having a business audit to understand your underlying numbers and provide clarity of where you are truly at and identify growth opportunitiesRewriting our resistance story so that we can reach out to greater opportunitiesYour intention sets your tone so ensure you have your vision, mission and purposes establishedAbout the Guest: Leslie Hassler is a dynamic author, speaker, and business strategist guiding women owned, service-based businesses into more profits, cash flow, and success. Business owners come toLeslie when they are seeking a way to strategically scale their businesses richly, stop the money leaks, and get back in control with confidence. Using her more than 12 years of experience in business, finance, mindset, and more, Leslie takes multiple 6 and 7 figure businesses from cash-strapped and struggling to profitable and thriving with her unique Scaling Rich™ Method.http://scalingrich.com/http://www.yourbizrules.comAbout the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website - https://duffgardner.com/Linked in - https://www.linkedin.com/in/duffgardner/Facebook -
Duff Gardner – The $10K Month Club
Mar 29 2021
Duff Gardner – The $10K Month Club
Your dream is to have a service-based business that truly makes an impact with others, and your income goals feel just out of reach.  In this episode, Duff breaks down why you are closer than you think to a revenue breakthrough...Don’t miss these Highlights: The three benefits of joining what Duff calls “The $10K Month Club” and how it can catapult your career and lifeThe mindset that coaches have in order to help their clients celebrate success and push through the harder timesBringing concepts from launching tech-based startups that are missing from service-based entrepreneurship An introduction to Duff’s 8 step system to help entrepreneurs like you with free e-book access to get you startedFree E-book: The 8-step Revenue Breakthrough SystemAbout the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website - https://duffgardner.com/Linked in - https://www.linkedin.com/in/duffgardner/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/offmyduffInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/duffgardner/Twitter - https://twitter.com/offmyduffYoutube - https://www.youtube.com/c/DUFFGARDNER/ Thanks for listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and...
Bradley Hopp - Deliverance & Freedom
Mar 18 2021
Bradley Hopp - Deliverance & Freedom
Brad Hopp grew up in the 80s during the farm crisis which developed his mindset of people getting together to help out those that may not be able to help themselves.  This attitude eventually led him to found Tehsua Tea Company, which helps those underage girls that have been rescued from sex trafficking, get them the help they need and teach them the skills they need to develop their own economic trade so that they don’t feel they have to return to their former lifestyle. Don’t miss these Highlights: His inspiration behind wanting to help a friend move from spending time fundraising to completing the important work of rescue and rehabilitationThe difference his Foundation makes in comparison to other rescue organizations that provide counseling but no hard skills to support their new livesThe dangers of helping these girls when there is corruption in the police forceHow one brothel owner turned his life around to free the girls and actually produce the tea and coffee for the company and in return support the rescue missionHis foray into becoming a non-profit organization to open up different avenues of revenue to keep supporting the missionAbout the Guest: Brad Hopp and his wife Megan have been married for almost 25 years and are parents to six kids ranging in age from 23 and married with their first two grandchildren all the way down to their youngest who is 4. They have homeschooled their two boys and four girls all the way through while still running several businesses.  Brad grew up on a dairy farm in Iowa during the farm crisis years of the early mid 80’s when many farmers were losing their operations. Even though he saw the struggle he also saw the teamwork and community. This impacted his compassion for those who are less fortunate and often forgotten by society. Over the years he has had several different careers including delivering brand new million-dollar fire trucks all over the US. During his travels he started noticing the plague of sex trafficking and wanted to get involved in the fight. He founded Teshua Tea Company as a means to raise funds in the fight against International sex trafficing.https://teshuahtea.com/About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way.  He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell.  Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC.  His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com
Lia Dunlap - Oracle on Purpose
Mar 18 2021
Lia Dunlap - Oracle on Purpose
At the age of 14, Lia Dunlap had a traumatic breakup and was visited by a full-body apparition that evening.  She was reassured that everything would be okay and since then began to realize that she could really step into knowing things about people and helping them.  This helped her rise into the corporate world. Today, as Oracle on Purpose, Lia helps professionals and entrepreneurs step out of limiting themselves by seeking the accolades of others to discover their true power and unfulfilled purpose. Don’t miss these Highlights: How the pandemic has influenced leaders to start seeking their true genius because they realized when working away from the office environment that they were not truly living the life they want to be livingHaving to keep her insights under wraps in the corporate world was draining for her so she started moving into hypnotherapy where she could more freely share her gift.A medical emergency helped her to make the decision to leave her corporate job and start working for herself as the Oracle on PurposeHow a retreat made her realize that she could never go back to not helping people“If you're truly aligned with who you are, and what you're doing, nothing matters more than delivering it.”About the Guest: An Intuitive Business Architect with 25 years of experience guiding leaders to push past their upper limits so their expanded vision becomes their reality.  Lia’s inspired programs and practical services have helped thousands of clients in over 76 countries align their unique life purpose with their business genius and highest life vision.  She combines intuitive knowing and practical leadership experience to help clients push past upper limits for good.  All while holding them accountable for bringing the BIG vision on their heart to life so that they can create the impact they were born to make. Lia helps these leaders avoid the mistakes that keep them frustrated with doing shallow work and anxious about having their true gift die within them.Free Gift - www.purposeandprosperityroadmap.comhttps://www.oracleonpurpose.com/About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way.  He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell.  Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC.  His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.
Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey – A to Z of Sex
Mar 18 2021
Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey – A to Z of Sex
At the young age of 19, Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey, was exploring her sexual freedom in a relationship that went from fabulous to fearful. An exploration of BDSM turned into rape and even her death (she was thankfully revived) led to her to having to overcome PTSD and set her on the path to help others who suffer from sexual trauma, and issues around gender, sex, relationship, and diversity (GSRD). Listen now to find out more about creating a sex-positive identity.Don’t miss these Highlights: Her journey into helping others take sex and conversations about sex out from the shadows and not feel ashamed about itHer podcast the A to Z of Sex opens up the discussion for a variety of topics including government regulations, fetishes, relationship and even answering questions written in by listenersThe ability to tap into your sexual energy confidence in order to express your authenticate self as an entrepreneurSharing her experiences through her novel, Dancing the Edge to Surrender: An Erotic Memoir of Trauma and SurvivalAs an entrepreneur, learning that being your open, authentic self may mean that people might not want to work with you, however, they were never your intended client to begin withAbout the Guest: Dr Lori Beth Bisbey is a psychologist, sex & intimacy coach, author, speaker and podcast 30+ years helping people to create and maintain meaningful relationships with sizzling sex (without shame). She has specialities in the treatment of trauma and GSRD (gender, sex, relationship diversity). Her podcast, The A to Z of Sex has been running since 2016, exploring the erotic alphabet one letter at a time.https://drloribethbisbey.comTikTok @loribethuk About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website - https://duffgardner.com/Linked in -
Nada Hogan - Epic Life from Epic Loss
Mar 18 2021
Nada Hogan - Epic Life from Epic Loss
Being emotionally blocked can actually stop your body from healing properly causing emotional and physical pain later in life.  Our guest today is Nana Hogan turned personal tragedy into a powerful mission.  Today, she is a Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique Practitioner and Energy Codes Facilitator, helping people remove their stuck and blocked emotions to help heal effectively. Don’t miss these Highlights: Learning to welcome the emotional blockages instead of resisting them in an effort to overcome themHow subconsciously a stuck emotion can stay in our body, causing physical injuries to not heal properly and show up in later lifeLosing her daughter to a tragic car accident, Nana came face to face with the other driver and instinctively knew to forgive him.  This energy then transferred to her journey into other energy work and later coachingLearning to embrace and direct the quantum energy coming into our lives every dayChanneling your energies into your focus and utilizing the expertise of others into what you don’t readily knowAbout the Guest: Epic Life From Epic Loss… Nada is the host of Dare Ah New Belief Podcast and the founder of Dare Ah New Belief Spiritual Coaching, where changing your beliefs changes your life.  Nada has served clients in the healing arts field for more than 30 years.  She earned her collegiate degrees in Sociology, Occupational Therapy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is formally certified as a Spiritual Life Coach, Life Mastery Consultant, Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) practitioner, and Spiritual B.E.S.T. practitioner.  Nada was devastated when she unexpectedly lost her 18-year-old daughter.  Through that loss, she learned firsthand that the power to change is only available within yourself.  It doesn't matter how unfair a circumstance is, it is solely your choice of how you are going to respond.  Through spiritual laws & principles, and energy work Nada teaches how to navigate through the pain and immobilization from the loss of a loved one or other life traumas to access your body's wisdom to go into the world boldly and live an audaciously succulent life, carrying with you cherished memories, but not being defined by your loss.http://nadahogan.com/epiclifeAbout the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way.  He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell.  Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC.  His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.
Kate Huffman - Body Positivity
Mar 18 2021
Kate Huffman - Body Positivity
Taking her story of body dysmorphia, OCD, and chronic pain on the road as a one-woman comedy show was both terrifying and empowering for Kate Huffman.  Along with her experiences as a Hollywood actress, it encouraged her to be certified in body positivity and life coaching and she is now making an impact in others' lives helping them accept themselves for who they are.Don’t miss these Highlights: Understanding body dysmorphic disorder and how it can create invasive constant thought about how you perceive yourself to lookShe developed anorexia at the early age of 10 because of her dream to become an actor and believing she had to have the perfect bodyHow filters and apps are perpetuating this view of the body and ability to digitally enhance instead of acceptanceBeing influence to action by a TED Talk with Bernie Browns about having the courage to share the story of your heartMental hacks to help people overcome fear when taking the stage, and being interviewed on tv or podcasts. About the Guest: Kate Huffman is an award-winning actor and playwright and a triple-certified body confidence coach. She helps people reclaim the time, energy, and money wasted on the endless war with their bodies so that they can live freely and confidently in alignment with their purpose.  Her world-toured one woman show, I'M TOO FAT FOR THIS SHOW, tells her story of twenty years of eating disorders, OCD, chronic pain, and body dysmorphia. It was the sharing of her story and seeing how many people out there were struggling with similar issues that sent Kate on her path to body acceptance and body positive coaching. Free Mini Course: Flipping the Switch on Body Hatred: katehuffman.com/freecourseFacebook Group: Body Positivity for People with Bodies About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way.  He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell.  Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC.  His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.
Kathleen Whalen – Conscious Calendars
Mar 18 2021
Kathleen Whalen – Conscious Calendars
While running a successful Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practice, Kathleen Whalen went to see a Vedic Astrologer. Having a bit of skepticism, she incorporated her scientific background and tested it while receiving complex, repeatable results. It was from that Kathleen determined that it was time to redirect her career. She created Conscious Calendars, a color-coded calendar that gives you the Power Days each month, according to Vedic Astrology. Don’t miss these Highlights: Using the Conscious Calendar for planning efficiencies as highlighted by red, yellow and green days of energy flow and utilizing these days to initiate our own self careUtilizing the calendar to help with the ebb and flow of your business, determining best days to launch products or even recognizing when sales may slow downUtilizing her Global Economics Course (a look at the history of stock market, the flu of 1918 and what was happening astrologically), to help entrepreneurs to pivot their business for successExpanding our spiritual outlook on a personal levelDecompress and stay connected to your greater vision by doing something joyful first thing in the morning, everydayAbout the Guest: Kathleen M Whalen M.S. is founder of Conscious Calendars, a color-coded calendar that gives you the Power Days each month, according to Vedic Astrology. The Calendars have helped over two-hundred-thousand people in 184 countries make more money and increase their impact.Kathleen helps “beginning” to “multi-millionaire” coaches and human potential leaders create products and magnetic branding using their power colors. Leaders gain the best time to collaborate, send communications or launch for greatest impact and income. Ms. Whalen uses her degree in biochemistry, medical school training, Masters of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Ayurveda into her consulting for over 27 years. She is author of Correction - a Vedic Astrology view of the U.S. and global economic and social cycles. She gives classes with projections for U.S. markets, global jobs and social patterns to help entrepreneurs stay on top of trends each quarter.About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website -
Karen McMullen – The Grand Reorganization
Mar 18 2021
Karen McMullen – The Grand Reorganization
Karen McMullen had a very successful career in all the definitions of the word but was feeling quite drained and anxious. It was not until she had a Human Design reading that she discovered that these markers of success she achieved were nothing to do with her true trajectory in life. Once she started listening more on an energy level, she found herself saying no to everything that she has already created. This started her path into “The Grand Reorganization”.Don’t miss these Highlights: Working with a spiritual teacher reawakened her sexual identity that she had lost and helped her grow into a more passionate personMoving into coaching others on Human Design, Love-Sex Genius and writing her book, Alchemy of Consciousness, which resonates on a deep, universal levelLearning to trust yourself and listening to your intuitionThe value of collaboration in the context of The Grand ReorganizationLetting go of your egoic self, fears and desires, and allow yourself to open to a greater consciousnessAbout the Guest: Karen is a messenger who helps sensitive souls to have the strength to make the leap of faith, step into their power to serve the common good and transform what they know into 'right action.' She has channeled the books Alchemy of Consciousness and Awaken to your Starseed Mission. Prior to becoming a channel, Karen enjoyed a thriving speaking, coaching and workshop business. Gradually, she became burnt-out and depressed in her 'success.' She realized that the marketing and sales methods that she used to build her business were a subtle abuse of her powers to charm and influence. She became disillusioned with herself and the coaching industry and after a poignant Human Design reading, she began to reevaluate how she was using her lifeforce. Seeking enlightenment, she left her successful business in Canada behind and moved to Mexico. She embarked on a weird and wild inward adventure, including some major inner healing, becoming an avid salsa dancer and living on the side of a mountain like a monk. Years later, she was surprised one morning when a clear voice began to dictate text to her. Now she shares her channeled messages and Human Design through her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/karenmcmullen About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.
Trish Blain - Non Ordinary
Mar 18 2021
Trish Blain - Non Ordinary
After college, Trish Blain was hired to travel to Ireland and look at small business practices.  It was there that began her interest in entrepreneurship and her much bigger passion for the environment.  From Planet Parties to her own environmental store, she was passionate about creating a better world but from her interactions with her clients, it was clear that everybody had a different concept.  This started her quest to determine what a better world meant and in turn, created the Four Forces Framework and subsequently her new movement “Non-Ordinary”.Don’t miss these Highlights: Her path to discover the four forces framework; connection, belonging, sense of self and growthTranslating these four forces into workable skills to create the change that we want in the worldUtilizing the four forces as a social mission leader to lead your teams and helping your customers meet their deeper needsWorking within “Non-Ordinary” states of consciousness as a different way of thinking and engagingHer vision to create a skill-based community for the social mission leaders to learn and create collaborativelyAbout the Guest: Trish Blain is a serial entrepreneur, facilitator and expert in non ordinary skills and states of consciousness. An explorer at the evolving edge, Trish is deeply committed to creating a world where we all thrive. She is passionate about helping other evolving edge entrepreneurs, change-makers and leaders amplify their impact. She is the CEO of NonOrdinary.com, which offers community and training for paradigm shifters using a framework she developed over 30 years called The Four Forces.  https://nonordinary.com/About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way.  He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell.  Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC.  His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website -  https://duffgardner.com/Linked in - https://www.linkedin.com/in/duffgardner/Facebook -
Kevin Burciaga - Empowered Eating
Mar 9 2021
Kevin Burciaga - Empowered Eating
Kevin Burciaga’s journey into health and fitness, both nutrition and exercise, led to medical issues, and eventually, he found himself going down a rabbit hole of developing multiple eating disorders. He had an epiphany that led him to start focusing on his thoughts and beliefs.  He now helps others learn how to overcome their eating disorders with his program, The Empowered Eating System.Don’t miss these Highlights: Understanding that the first step on any process is understanding the motivations behind what is happening before implementing the steps, in this case, diet and weight lossUtilizing apps in order to keep the lines of communication and support open in his coaching Finding his footing in the entrepreneurial business after becoming a physical therapistBeing curious about how things work so that you can learn and adapt to find your potential clients and ideal audience, Expanding beyond just eating disorders into related topics such as self-control, addiction and perfectionist tendenciesAbout the Guest: Kevin Burciaga dealt with multiple eating disorders in his 20’s before he developed his own method to overcome them. Now he teaches his method, the Empowered Eating System, to students, young professionals, athletes, and men to help them eat right, anytime, anywhere. Kevin is a physical therapist and a YouTuber. He is also a son and a brother. In his free time, he likes to workout, read, learn, make videos, and travel.https://www.kevinburciaga.com/5-stepshttps://www.kevinburciaga.com/empoweredeatingwww.youtube.com/kevinburciaga/videosAbout the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way.  He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell.  Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC.  His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website -  https://duffgardner.com/Linked in -
Dr. James Foster - Foster Your Destiny
Mar 9 2021
Dr. James Foster - Foster Your Destiny
Do you feel like you are trapped in just “making a living”?  Do you want to build yourself an empowered life?  Today’s guest, James D. Foster, Ph.D. is the founder of “Foster Your Life” and he helps transform people to find the ability to make meaningful differences in their lives and the lives of others. Don’t miss these Highlights: Finding that innate value inside ourselves and learning to listen to that inner power to connect us to our destinyThe expansive entrepreneurial journey that took him from recording music to running corporation investigation cases Discovering his passion for theology after taking theology ethics courses and working with big names in the faith community behind the scenesImparting his wisdom through online channels such as tick-tock, Twitter and InstagramWe all have the ability to create a vision and a future that can later be achievedAbout the Guest: James D. Foster, PhD. (Dr. James) is founder of “Foster Your Life”, a pastor, author, keynote speaker, coach, and expert on pastoral affinity. Dr. James’s presentations are moving, inspiring, meaningful and often hilarious. Most importantly, audiences of all ages walk away with tangible concepts, and easy-to-apply learning objectives they can implement immediately. Dr. James is an innovative, engaging, and empowering presenter who tells it like it is. His message -- that we each are born with an inherent God-given value that we must heed in order to make a meaningful difference in our own lives and the lives of others – has transformed people across the globe. And, his focus on helping people move closer to God empowers them to fulfill their God-given destinies.  His methodology blends ancient wisdom with relevant lessons from modern thought. These teachings, combined with his unique exercises and approach to realizing permanent, positive change, form a proven system for ultimate achievement in business, ministry and in life. Book Dr. James to fire up your ministry leaders, executives, student body, employees, association members, convention/summit attendees or parishioners and teach them how to clarify and simplify their path, get closer to God and fulfill their big vision according to his motto, "God is the source but we do the work."  http://drjamesfoster.com/About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way.  He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell.  Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC.  His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.
Susan Dascenzi – The Spiritually Expressed Human
Mar 9 2021
Susan Dascenzi – The Spiritually Expressed Human
Never feeling like she belonged, Susan Dascenzi had lived through 6 violent sexual assaults starting at the age of 5. After the last one at the age of 28, she was prepared to end it all and wrote her 2-year-old son her suicide note. Reading it over, she found herself reconnecting with her 4-year-old self that renewed her belief that we are more expansive than just our physical human self. From there she decided to live a life of no more fear and began her journey into becoming a Licensed Psychotherapist and Spiritual and Emotional Resiliency Coach.Don’t miss these Highlights: Tired of listening to therapists tell her to let go of the past, she started her journey into learning how to incorporate her past experiences to become a whole personUnderstanding the smaller traumas that impact our livesDealing with the fears and uncertainties from Pandemic Trauma, Stress Dysfunction (a variant term to PTSD) that is currently happening to everyoneHer move from successful private practices to forging a path of her own and trials and tribulations behind thatListen to your “heart’s voice” to direct you into action and all the rest will follow About the Guest: Susan Dascenzi is founder of The Spiritually Expressed Human, including the podcast and signature coaching program. What does it mean to live as a spiritual being in human form? Or be a human being having spiritual experiences? Do you ever feel like an imposter no matter what you do? Are you dealing with certain thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that seem to be holding you back, but you cannot figure out how to move through it? Week after week, The Spiritually Expressed Human answers these types of questions and provides you with proven techniques, tools, and strategies for the Mind, Body and Soul so you can navigate where you’re at now to where you want to be and unleash your spiritually expressed BADASS that is your birthright. As a Licensed Psychotherapist and Spiritual and Emotional Resiliency Coach, Susan bridges the gap between the East and West, Heaven and Earth, and together, with her hand-selected guests, will take you on an incredible journey of discovery, while learning to live from a place of infinite possibilities so you can find YOUR true self!https://www.susandascenzi.com/About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com
Harriet Morris - Body Confident Project
Mar 9 2021
Harriet Morris - Body Confident Project
After watching her friends and family change their lives when they turned 40, Harriet Morris decided she needed a change as well.  After an attempt with a hypnotherapist to stop her compulsive eating, she started her journey into the subconscious and self-exploration.  Now she helps others move through their own resistance whether it be food, anxiety, or depression related.Don’t miss these Highlights: The toxic truth of the health and wellness industry that utilizes guilt and feeling bad to motivate peopleCelebrating the small victories on your path to successThe creation of the Body Confident Project to assist women to create transformative experiences by accepting themselves in the shape they are inFinding your inner food rebel and learning how to implement the “opposite action”Learning to experiment to find your path.  There is no success or failure, it is just data collection to find out what works for youAbout the Guest: Harriet Morris is The Eating Coach and for the last 7 years has been empowering women & men to achieve up to a 95% drop in binge eating without feeling deprived or bad about themselves.Her own journey of recovery from compulsive eating and sugar addiction started when she turned 40, using curiosity and experimentation as her guides, before training with The Institute for The Psychology of Eating in 2013. She is also the creator of The Body Confident Project, which helps real women become unapologetically visible in less than a month.  Her podcast The Eating Coach has had over 190,000 downloads. Harriet also hosts the podcast Harry Potter Saved My Life , which uses the characters & spells from JK Rowling’s magical universe as inspiration to help anyone suffering from anxiety or depression.https://www.theshiftinside.com/gift/About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way.  He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell.  Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC.  His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.
JP McAvoy - The Millionaire's Lawyer
Mar 9 2021
JP McAvoy - The Millionaire's Lawyer
Jeffrey McAvoy is a full-time corporate and commercial lawyer.  He has a history of working with tech startups including Elon Musk when they were looking at the internet and the way services were being provided.  Many of the principles that were emerging from helping them set up the first of their successful companies, led JP to write his book, The Millionaire’s Lawyer.  He has since taken the steps to successfully run his firm in the virtual world. Don’t miss these Highlights: The past year has seen leaps and bounds in the development of online business, and his firm was already set up to operate remotely and successfully onlineMoving to virtual businesses allows them to meet with the client and effectively manage their accounts from around the globeThe evolution of creating his podcast and sharing stories with business owners about the legal struggles and the successes they have had in growing their businessesHelping clients realize what their end goal is so that they can grow and ultimately sell their business with confidenceRemember to remain accountable along the way and monitor that goal to ensure that you are still on track to achieve it for yourself and your businessAbout the Guest: Jeffrey (JP) McAvoy practices corporate and commercial law with ConductLaw (www.conductlaw.com) and is the founder of “The Millionaire’s Lawyer” podcast.  JP assists his clients with a wide range of transactions including financings and acquisitions, re-organizations, and corporate structuring matters. He acts for clients buying and selling businesses and represents a diverse range of corporations in Canada, the United States, and Eastern Asia. JP also teaches Corporate Law at Algonquin College and works with financial, insurance, and accounting advisers to provide tax, trust and estate planning advice to entrepreneurial clients and professionals. Prior to commencing private practice, JP worked with Elon Musk as a founding employee of Silicon Valley start-up Zip2, which was sold to Compaq and later merged with Alta Vista. He is a Contributing writer for the New Economy Watch, founding member of the Ottawa Junior Chamber of Commerce, and a Business Legal Consultant with CPLS.PA (www.cplspa.com). https://jpmcavoy.com/https://jpmcavoy.com/podcast/https://jpmcavoy.mykajabi.com/ to get a free digital copy of “The Millionaire’s Lawyer”About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital...
Joanne Williams - Anxiety Simplified
Mar 9 2021
Joanne Williams - Anxiety Simplified
Joanne Williams has been a therapist for 30 years empowering others with the skills to deal with anxiety. In addition, 10 years ago, after an anxiety-ridden flight with her small dog, she was told by the flight attendant about emotional support animals. That made such an impact on her life that now she certifies people to have emotional support animals and how they can overcome the anxiety in their lives.Don’t miss these Highlights: The importance of learning that anxiety is an energy that can be transformed, and the power of emotional support animalsUtilizing the law of attraction by consistently setting your intention for your lifeDon’t be static in your actions.  It will not move you forward or help you set what you really want out of lifeLearning to recognize acts that are anxiety-driven and how to overcome them by utilizing ACT (Action, Connect, and Train)Utilizing the power of meditation on her podcast, Anxiety SimplifiedAbout the Guest: Since 1995 Joanne Williams, LCSW has guided clients' transformation from fear to fearless, to live more fully in their lives. Whether clients are engaged in private success sessions, intimate courses to build confidence in Social Situations, or getting certified to have an Emotional Support Animal to live with them to lower their anxiety or a Psychiatric Service Dog to fly with them, they welcome these life changing results. She is also the Host of 'Anxiety Simplified' Podcast sharing strategies and skills.https://anxietysimplified.net/About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way.  He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell.  Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC.  His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website -  https://duffgardner.com/Linked in - https://www.linkedin.com/in/duffgardner/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/offmyduffInstagram -
Cheryl Hodgson - BrandAide
Mar 9 2021
Cheryl Hodgson - BrandAide
The legal protection of your brand game has changed dramatically in the last 20 years with the internet.  Sometimes the simplest of things can make or break your company.  Today Cheryl Hodgson, founder of Brandaide, is here to talk to us about the importance of having the right counsel to ensure you and your business succeeds.Don’t miss these Highlights: Creating a strong foundation for the success and continuation of your business as well as ensuring your assets are well protectedTrademarking your name in order to protect yourself and to distinguish yourself from all other competitorsUnderstanding the differences between copyright, patent and trademarksThe importance of certification licensing in providing training programsHow Cheryl’s foray into the world of trademarking began after law school in the entertainment industry and the impact her study on spiritual psychology has had on herAbout the Guest: Attorney and coach Cheryl Hodgson is the founder and publisher of Brandaide, Host of the Brandaide (R)evolution Podcast, founder of the Groove IP Referral Network, and author of the best-selling book Registered Trademark: The Business Owners’ Essential Guide to Brand Protection. Outside counsel to entrepreneurs, creators’ legal muse, brand owners’ global strategist, coach spiritual psychologist and protector of big ideas–these words describe the role Cheryl Hodgson plays advising and protecting her clients from around the globe.  Cheryl Hodgson provides clients with a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience based after years of counseling clients in the entertainment and music industry and a successful career as a federal court litigator in cases involving music industry contracts, trademarks and copyrights. Her clients include entertainers, Internet publishers and content providers, book publishers, fashion brands, coaches, trainers, authors and publishers, and companies in music technology, music publishing and technology. When it comes to protection for brands, licensing and royalties, Cheryl has become the “lawyer’s lawyer” to whom other attorneys turn for advice. Cheryl is licensed in California, New York, and Oregon and has served as Professor of Law at Loyola Law School. Cheryl is Past President of the California Copyright Conference, a Los Angeles based music industry group. She is a recognized trademark expert and member of the International Trademark Association, the world’s top brand protection professionals.https://brandaide.com/https://brandaide.com/freegift/About the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer.  Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of...
Nefertiti San Miguel – Ikebana for Stress
Mar 9 2021
Nefertiti San Miguel – Ikebana for Stress
Nefertiti San Miguel’s business life changed when the pandemic hit. With the inability to host live performances, she has extended her reach to virtual spaces and never expected the success that it has made. Listen as we discuss how moving online opened up opportunities for both her live performances and her coaching in the art of Ikebana.Don’t miss these Highlights: Having the strength to take up the challenge of finding opportunities to continue with the business instead of letting depression take overOvercoming the resistance within herself as she had to learn the technology in order to work in the virtual worldThe journey that took her from a performance artist into the mindset of coaching and teachingUsing Ikebana as a healing art and stress remover as well as integrating Japanese and Buddhistic conceptsThe power of opening your mind to possibilities and just going to “the biggest waves and surfing them”. About the Guest: Nefertiti San Miguel is an international mixed media artist, Ikebana practitioner, metalsmith and jewelry designer, performer, balloon twister, cultural diversity advocate and trailblazer. Nefertiti is the founder of Etnia Fusion and Aeolus Balloon Art. With a reputation for rocking her Gothic style with a hint of badassery, she currently resides in Boston (MA). Nefertiti chooses to find beauty and inner peace by cultivating and sharing her Ikebana skills, adorning her space for private enjoyment and brightening the life of many people regularly – both in person and virtually – as she is part of the creative team at a flower shop that specializes in exotic arrangements. Upon deep reflection of our current societal landscape with its challenges, implications, limitations and even scarcities, Nefertiti decided to refine her signature arts residencies and educational programs, adding neuroscience and psychoimmunology into the equation, along with some Japanese philosophy and Humanistic Buddhism. The result: a hybrid of healing arts and stress management tricks, tips and hacks for better living and a more Zen environment. www.etniafusion.comAbout the Host: Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.www.offmyduff.com Website -