PODCAST

Vulnerable Entrepreneurs

Kham Inthirath and Sean Reilly

No one said being an entrepreneur is easy… Many entrepreneurs don’t like talking about these struggles because it seems better to project an image of constant, easy success. Well, we’re not those kind of guys. We’re the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs. Listen in as Kham and Sean interview now-successful entrepreneurs about their lowest points and biggest challenges, while they break down their own blunders and mess-ups to help you find new ways to keep on progressing.

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How to Build a Company That Will Become a Household Name
May 31 2022
How to Build a Company That Will Become a Household Name
As an entrepreneur, there are lots of moving pieces.  How do you create the perfect pitch? How do you get that first round of funding? And what do you do with it once it arrives? How do you build a successful business that will remain sustainable for years to come? Don’t worry - you’re not alone in any of these questions. In this episode of the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs podcast, Kham and Sean Reilly sit down together to discuss all things branding, marketing, and pitching, and how entrepreneurs can build successful, long-lasting brands that people actually believe. Tune in to learn… 👉Why there’s no one-size-fits-all rule for how long your pitch should be. 👉The one big assumption most entrepreneurs make when they’re trying to get funding. 👉Why being “new” and “different” is overrated. 👉What to do in the early days of your startup. 👉Why having a target allocation for your first round of investment funds might actually be a bad idea. 👉How to create the perfect pitch. 👉And more. Happy listening! —— ► Check out all of our Vulnerable Entrepreneurs podcast episodes at: ( ) (  ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: ( Special thanks to Sean Reilly from Rath Capital Partners: (   ———— For more resources: ( ) ( #StartupMarketing #Investments101
How to Build a Company That Will Become a Household Name
May 31 2022
How to Build a Company That Will Become a Household Name
As an entrepreneur, there are lots of moving pieces.  How do you create the perfect pitch? How do you get that first round of funding? And what do you do with it once it arrives? How do you build a successful business that will remain sustainable for years to come? Don’t worry - you’re not alone in any of these questions. In this episode of the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs podcast, Kham and Sean Reilly sit down together to discuss all things branding, marketing, and pitching, and how entrepreneurs can build successful, long-lasting brands that people actually believe. Tune in to learn… 👉Why there’s no one-size-fits-all rule for how long your pitch should be. 👉The one big assumption most entrepreneurs make when they’re trying to get funding. 👉Why being “new” and “different” is overrated. 👉What to do in the early days of your startup. 👉Why having a target allocation for your first round of investment funds might actually be a bad idea. 👉How to create the perfect pitch. 👉And more. Happy listening! —— ► Check out all of our Vulnerable Entrepreneurs podcast episodes at: ( ) (  ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: ( Special thanks to Sean Reilly from Rath Capital Partners: (   ———— For more resources: ( ) ( #StartupMarketing #Investments101
The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs on the Superpowers of Parenthood, Connection, and Authenticity
May 11 2022
The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs on the Superpowers of Parenthood, Connection, and Authenticity
Entrepreneurs aren’t supposed to be vulnerable. That’s what the culture tells us anyway. They’re supposed to know what they’re doing, move fast and break things, push forward at all costs… NO room for doubt, fear, insecurity, sadness… Until now. We’re tired of the rhetoric that’s keeping us all in boxes. We’re tired of being forced to smash our feelings down until they bubble out around the edges.  That’s where the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs Podcast seeks to do: provide a platform for entrepreneurs in all industries to get emotionally naked and share their real struggles, real hopes, and real “ah-ha!” moments. In this episode of the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs Podcast, Sean Reilly, Founder of Rath Capital Partners, and Kham Inthirath, CEO of inThink Agency, sit down with Dave Seymour, one of the most recognizable experts in his field as both a commercial and residential real estate investor. In this very special podcast, the Entrepreneurs tackle real topics like masculinity in entrepreneurship, parenthood, and more. Tune in to learn…. 👉 How to lean in and assimilate to the stress of life as an entrepreneur 👉 Why growth can only come from discomfort.  👉 How to make your environment work for you  👉 What’s wrong with the idea of work-life balance 👉 Why the power of vulnerability is so important in personal and professional settings 👉 The difference between being selfish and taking care of yourself, and why the latter is CRITICAL to EVERYTHING. 👉 Why you need to take up space and be okay talking about your accomplishments.  👉 And more. Are you ready to get vulnerable? We hope you enjoy this very special episode.  —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special thanks to our guest Dave Seymour  ———— For more resources: #Vulnerability #TheVulnerableEntrepreneurs
It's the end of 2020. How are you? Honestly.
Dec 22 2020
It's the end of 2020. How are you? Honestly.
It’s the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs season 3 finale! We’re wrapping up this year and this season on a high note with the dynamic duo, Kham and Sean. In this episode they cover: Reflecting on the transition to remote work Having self discipline with your emotions and fears Taking time to reconnect with people —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn:  ———— For more resources:
Using Your Why to Make Something Happen; Founder Max Gallardo of Galaxis
Dec 2 2020
Using Your Why to Make Something Happen; Founder Max Gallardo of Galaxis
In this special two-part episode, our podcast guest is Max Gallardo, founder and CEO of Galaxis, an e-commerce platform powered by influencers. In part one they discuss his upbringing in Argentina and the following: The power of YouTube Striving to not worry about working from paycheck to paycheck Sacrifices as an entrepreneur —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special Thanks to our Guest Max Gallardo  ———— For more resources:
Hard Knocks and Sacrifices on the Road to Success; Founder Max Gallardo of Galaxis
Dec 2 2020
Hard Knocks and Sacrifices on the Road to Success; Founder Max Gallardo of Galaxis
In this special two-part episode, our podcast guest is Max Gallardo, founder and CEO of Galaxis, an e-commerce platform powered by influencers. In part two they discuss:  Sacrificing friendships, experiences, health, hobbies, passions, and love for the sake of your company How every individual has something to offer to society How success is relative —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special Thanks to our Guest Max Gallardo  ———— For more resources:
Freedom is a Helluva Drug; With Bob Gallo of Rhino Holdings
Nov 30 2020
Freedom is a Helluva Drug; With Bob Gallo of Rhino Holdings
In this episode, Sean and Kham are joined by, Bob Gallo, of Rhino Holdings, R2 Hospitality, and Optimum Textiles. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Bob provides his insights as an entrepreneur. They discuss: The entrepreneurial enate trait Defining your company culture Investing your money and time into projects and businesses —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special Thanks to our Guest Bob Gallo  ———— For more resources:
You Don’t Have Tomorrow to Be Successful: The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs
Nov 25 2020
You Don’t Have Tomorrow to Be Successful: The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs
In this episode of the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs, Sean tells a story that impacted his perspective on life. Kham discusses how he has to go all-in on something which sometimes involves making sacrifices. In this episode, they ruminate:  Life is precious; don’t wait until tomorrow to make changes.  Going all-in and being able to focus on the moment that you’re in  Making sacrifices in different areas of work and at home.  —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn:  ———— For more resources:
The Importance of Passion in Running a Business; Jeannie Hebert, CEO of Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Nov 18 2020
The Importance of Passion in Running a Business; Jeannie Hebert, CEO of Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Today’s guest is Jeannie Hebert, president, and CEO of the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce. She has received numerous awards within Central Massachusetts for her success within the industry and community. This episode’s topics include: The difference between success and failure is passion Thriving on challenge Issues with running a family business  —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn:  ———— For more resources:
Are They Failures or Lessons? How Learning from Our Mistakes Fuels Growth
Nov 12 2020
Are They Failures or Lessons? How Learning from Our Mistakes Fuels Growth
Sean and Kham discuss mistakes as entrepreneurs and how they can be used as lessons to be learned from. Whether it be in business or your personal life we all make mistakes and then seek solutions to correct them. Key takeaways in this episode are: Put processes in place to scale and grow your business. Never settle and rest on what you have. Continually grow and expand your business.  Sales skills are important in so many roles.  —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn:  ———— For more resources:
How Discomfort Pushes You to Succeed
Nov 4 2020
How Discomfort Pushes You to Succeed
Sean and Kham get straight to the point in this short episode. Entrepreneurs are born to take risks. As your business grows you may have to let go of the reins, which means you can’t be in control of everything. In this episode, we discussed:  Getting out of your comfort zone Growth versus change. Growth is more lasting than change.  Going into a new market and taking risks can be scary —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn:  ———— For more resources:
What’s the Most Impactful Thing You Can Do for Your Business
Oct 28 2020
What’s the Most Impactful Thing You Can Do for Your Business
Sean and Kham have a conversation about three key components to being a successful entrepreneur. From creating a business plan, to finding a mentor, it’s important to take breaks throughout your long and tiring days. This episode includes: Set realistic timeframes for yourself Take breaks and allow your brain to rest  Making time for exercise and family in your 15 hour workday —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn:  ———— For more resources:
Maybe It’s Maybelline or Maybe it’s Your Personality: Traits to Help You Become a Successful Entrepreneur
Oct 21 2020
Maybe It’s Maybelline or Maybe it’s Your Personality: Traits to Help You Become a Successful Entrepreneur
In this episode, Sean and Kham talk about the personality traits they bring to the table as entrepreneurs. Are there certain traits that make entrepreneurs successful? Topics in this episode include:  Introverts vs. extroverts in a business setting How your frame of mind sets you up for success Overcoming stereotypes and sharing your culture —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn:  ———— For more resources:
Prioritizing and Keeping Your Eye on the Prize with Troy Siebels
Oct 14 2020
Prioritizing and Keeping Your Eye on the Prize with Troy Siebels
In this episode, Sean and Kham are joined by Troy Siebels, the president and CEO of the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA. With the current pandemic, he has had to adapt his nonprofit in order to survive. This episode covers: Seeking creativity Mainstream broadway and how the audience has changed How the pandemic impacted the theater industry  —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special Thanks to our guest Troy Siebels  ———— For more resources:
How Focus Fuels Growth in Every Area of Your Business with Peter Martino
Oct 7 2020
How Focus Fuels Growth in Every Area of Your Business with Peter Martino
Today’s guest, Peter Marino of Align360 Solutions brings up the entrepreneurial struggle of “I’m the only one that can do this.”When putting so much on your own plate, it can be difficult to stay focused. As we dive deeper into this topic, key points include:  Growing and adding people to your business Delegating and outsourcing What makes you an entrepreneur?  —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special Thanks to our guest Peter Martino  ———— For more resources:
Nature or Nurture? Why You Need Drive and Desire as an Entrepreneur with Kham and Sean
Oct 1 2020
Nature or Nurture? Why You Need Drive and Desire as an Entrepreneur with Kham and Sean
In Season 3, Episode 2 of The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs, Kham and Sean talk about different types of ventures whether it becoming an athlete, an entrepreneur, or a risk-taker. Drive and desire are two things that can motivate you to get you to that end goal. Along the way they cover these key points:  Quitting your job and finding another one Success is relative Finding what drives you We all ebb and flow ourselves  —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn:  ———— For more resources:
Why Your Intuition is On-point with The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs
Sep 23 2020
Why Your Intuition is On-point with The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs
In this season 3 opener, Kham and Sean chat about that gut feeling when you have to take risks and make decisions. As this episode unravels, we will uncover the following key points: Working with others that think differently than you Spending money on big purchases Decisions that are professional and not personal Following your heart   —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn:  ———— For more resources:
Breaking Norms by Being Vulnerable: Interview with Rand Fishkin
Sep 8 2020
Breaking Norms by Being Vulnerable: Interview with Rand Fishkin
This week’s special guest is Rand Fishkin, former CEO of Moz, and most recently Founder and CEO of SparkToro. Rand speaks of the experiences that caused him to share vulnerably with other people. Listen as Sean uncovers interesting facts about Kham's and Rand's names. The three entrepreneurs also reveal advice that they would tell a 20-something year old who wants to be a millionaire. In this episode, they cover: The American entrepreneur’s obsession with wealth The Silicon Valley startup tech mentality Purpose vs profitability Breaking away from norms of masculinity Helping people and long term creating demand Success is biased Follow us @thevepodcast on Twitter & Instagram, hosted by (@kinthirath) and  (@smreils). You can also find Rand Fishkin on Twitter @randfish. —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special Thanks to our guest Rand Fishkin  ———— For more resources:
Leading with Empathy and Values: Interview with Francisco Oller Garcia
Sep 1 2020
Leading with Empathy and Values: Interview with Francisco Oller Garcia
Kham and Sean are joined by Providence College alumni, Francisco Oller Garcia. The three unravel what qualities and traits make a leader, and how leaning into the unknown and vulnerability allows us to grow and move forward. As leaders, we need continuous improvement to be a visionary for others. Topics in this episode include: Leading with heart, leading with empathy, and leading with values Using knowledge as a resource What is culture? —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special Thanks to our guest Francisco Oller Garcia  ———— For more resources:
Constant change: innovating your business and yourself with Juliana Marulanda
Aug 25 2020
Constant change: innovating your business and yourself with Juliana Marulanda
Juliana Marulanda of ScaleTime joins Kham one more time in Season 2, Episode 10. A common question for entrepreneurs is: how do you keep evolving? These entrepreneurs tell their truths and talk about how your mindset can set you up for success. Topics in this episode include: Invention versus innovation Being your real authentic self Building your tribe and cohort of entrepreneurs Taking time for mindfulness and meditation —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special Thanks to our guest Juliana Marulanda  ———— For more resources:
Commitment: Easy to Say, Hardest to Do (Interview with Rick Norberg)
Aug 18 2020
Commitment: Easy to Say, Hardest to Do (Interview with Rick Norberg)
Ideas are cheap, but starting a business and sticking with it through thick and thin is what separates the wheat from the chaff. In this episode of Vulnerable Entrepreneurs, Kham and Sean interview Rick Norberg, the CEO of Vertikal6 about entrepreneurial commitment. Listen and learn: That the appearance of outward success is just the tip of the iceberg Why chasing after the shiny, unrealistic, dream of entrepreneurship is a recipe for failure How commitment and purpose are the keys to building a successful business that lasts  —— ► Connect with Kham on LinkedIn: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: Special Thanks to our guest Rick Nordberg  ———— For more resources: