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Rhett Power

CEO at Power Coaching and Consulting

Arlington, United States

28178 Followers

Rhett was recently named the 2018 Best Small Business Coach in the US is the CEO of Power Coaching and Consulting. He is the host of the new Lunchtimes Live program on LinkedIn Live (he has early access). Rhett will be talking with today’s thought leaders, best-selling authors, and business leaders about their secrets to success. We will also be able to take questions from the audience. You can find guest lineup here www.lunchtimeslive.com.

Rhett co-founded Wild Creations in 2007 and quickly built the startup toy company into the 2010 Fastest Growing Business in South Carolina. Wild Creations was awarded a Blue Ribbon Top 75 US Company by the US Chamber of Commerce and one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing US Companies. He and his team won over 40 national awards for their innovative toys. He was a finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011 and was nominated again in 2012.

Rhett travels the globe speaking about entrepreneurship, and management alongside the likes of AOL Founder Steve Case, and President Barack Obama. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, Business Insider, The Hill, Time, The Wall Street Journal and CNN Money and is a regular contributor to Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and Thrive Global.

Before founding Wild Creations, Rhett worked as a small business development consultant for the USAID, serving seven years in the former Soviet Republics in Central Asia. Prior to that, he was Director of National Service Programs for Habitat for Humanity, which included being Habitat’s chief liaison with The White House, Congress, and the Corporation for National Service.

He is the co-author of the book One Million Frogs. His best-seller THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BOOK OF ACTIONS: Essential Daily Exercises and Habits for Becoming Wealthier, Smarter, and More Successful published by McGraw Hill is now in stores.

He served in the US Peace Corps and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

www.rhettpower.com

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Washington DC
Speaking Topics: Leadership, Change, Habits, Diversity and Inclusion

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Executive Coaching, Advisory Services, Leadership Training
Theatre: Worldwide
Media Experience: 25 years
Last Media Training: 10/03/2018
Last Media Interview: 12/03/2020

Areas of Expertise

Business Continuity
Business Strategy 33.65
Culture
Customer Experience
Customer Loyalty 30.08
Diversity and Inclusion
Entrepreneurship 49.40
Future of Work
Health and Wellness 30.15
Innovation
Leadership 36.29
Lean Startup
Management 62.33
Marketing
Mental Health 30.33
Open Innovation
Sales
Social
Startups 39.21
Supply Chain
Sustainability

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
Federal & Public Sector
High Tech & Electronics
Media
Professional Services
Retail
Travel & Transportation

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Publications

62 Article/Blogs
How Businesses Can Mitigate Security Risks In The Covid-19 Era
Forbes
February 28, 2021
Displacement has upended the old ways we used to perform work. This isn’t news. As office happy hours have moved to Zoom and pajama pants have become standard working attire, however, one element from the pre-pandemic world needs to stay rigid and not relax in the slightest.

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Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship

4 New Trends in Leadership to Watch in 2021
LinkedIn
December 29, 2020
The way we lead going into post-pandemic, 2021 will make all the difference to our success or failure.
Some professional circles let their enthusiasm for the philosophy of leadership blind them to its application. Instead of practicing what they preach, leaders pick trendy new books and speakers every year, throwing managers into chaos as they struggle to keep up with best practices.

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Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship

6 Ways To Reevaluate Your Business Plan This Month
Import from forbes.com
December 06, 2020
A business plan should not be set in stone—it should be a living, breathing document that helps your company achieve its goals and overcome any obstacles thrown its way.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How To Be A Better Leader For 2021
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November 29, 2020
To spur some positive karmic energy for a better tomorrow, entrepreneurs and small-business leaders can prioritize several things today to end this bizarre year on a high note and look ahead to a more fruitful 2021.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Level UP With LinkedIn Live
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November 26, 2020
Millions of professionals worldwide are already using LinkedIn but a feature that is still in beta and very few influencers have access to is LinkedIn Live. LinkedIn Live is LinkedIn’s live streaming option that is focused on business content and smart conversation.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Successful Career
Import from forbes.com
November 22, 2020
Although the climate remains in limbo, now could be the perfect time to shake things up and do something you love.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Cyber Monday Is Coming Up—Is Your Organization’s Digital Side Ready?
Import from forbes.com
November 15, 2020
With Cyber Monday approaching quickly, it’s time for a digital transformation checkup. I asked five experts to share their digitalization experiences and any advice on how to shore up digital capabilities for Cyber Monday and beyond.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

3 Ways To Build A Consistent, Polished And Engaging Brand Voice
Import from forbes.com
November 08, 2020
Having a consistent voice is essential for brands that want to stand out against the competition and attract potential investors, customers, and employees. These tips should help you nail your brand's voice at all levels.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

4 Things To Keep In Mind During National Entrepreneurship Month
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November 01, 2020
After surviving a tumultuous 2020, many businesses are rightfully nervous about what 2021 might hold. Set aside some time to reflect on where your company has been and decide where you want to take it.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Is Your Business Stagnant? It Might Be Time For A Refresh.
Import from forbes.com
October 25, 2020
2020 has created an unparalleled opportunity for companies to make major brand shifts, but how should leaders take the first steps toward evolving or redefining their businesses?

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

COVID-19 Will Continue To Test Small Businesses—Here’s How To Respond
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October 18, 2020
How do you create value when demand is stagnant, margins are thin, and the future is uncertain? Try these 5 strategies for creating value from scanty resources

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

5 Experts Share CX Insights For National Customer Service Week
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October 04, 2020
National Customer Service Week highlights the role that CX plays in business success, and this year it's more influential than ever. Here, five business leaders give their best advice on pandemic-proofing your business model.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

4 Ways You Can Showcase Empathy With Your Customers
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September 27, 2020
To really resonate in today’s emotionally charged environment, brands and marketers must incorporate empathy into their messaging.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

7 Business Leaders Share Their Self-Care Secrets
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September 20, 2020
September is National Self-Care Awareness month, the perfect time to reflect on whether you're taking your wellness seriously

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

From Voice Tweets To Smart Speakers, Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford To Ignore The Impending Audio Revolution
Import from forbes.com
September 13, 2020
You can’t afford to ignore the audio revolution heralded by voice tweets and smart speakers. Take these four steps to ensure that your company is effectively reaching ears everywhere.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How 7 Business Leaders Are Redefining Collaboration During COVID-19
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August 09, 2020
Regardless of how your business is structured now, effective collaboration in the new normal will require thoughtful leadership and a willingness to fail, learn, and adapt quickly.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

20 Books That Will Make You a Better Coach or Mentor
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January 09, 2020
You never forget a good coach—or a bad one. These 20 books will help you be the kind of skills-boosting, potential-eliciting mentor your people will remember with gratitude.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Top 20 Books You Need To Read To Crush 2020
Import from forbes.com
January 06, 2020
These books can help you make the gains you’re looking for at home and in the office, and they should be a part of your reading list as the calendar turns.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Thrive Global Columnist
Thrive Global
August 05, 2019
I write a monthly column for Thrive Global on self care as an entrepreneur.

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Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

CEOworld Columnist
CEOWorld
August 04, 2019
I write a monthly column for CEOworld on management and leadership

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

The Best Books for Startup Founders And First-Time Entrepreneurs
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August 01, 2019
Still new to entrepreneurship? These books will help you find your footing—and start the journey.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

The Best Books Every CEO Should Read
Import from forbes.com
August 01, 2019
Where do you go when you’re already at the top? With the wisdom in these 7 books, the answer is “onward and upward.”

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

7 Books On Relationship Building Every Entrepreneur Should Read
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July 30, 2019
Networking is necessary—but not sufficient—for business success. These 7 books will show you how to deepen your professional relationships so your business can thrive.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How Entrepreneurs Can Systematize Relationship-Building
Import from forbes.com
July 27, 2019
Entrepreneurs need to cultivate new relationships to grow their companies — but that’s not necessarily as easy as it sounds.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How To Communicate In The Digital Age
Import from forbes.com
July 21, 2019
With World Emoji Day happening this month, it’s a good time to consider how smiley faces and thumbs-ups fit into your company’s communications.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

3 Best Practices For Incorporating Emerging Tech
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July 14, 2019
Emerging technologies are full of promise … and pitfalls. Here’s how to adopt new tech the right way.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

The Best Travel Books For Summer
Import from forbes.com
July 10, 2019
Travel broadens the mind, they say. After reading these 7 books, your brain may need to rent more space.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

The Best Books on Leadership for 2019
Import from forbes.com
July 10, 2019
Some great leaders are born; most great leaders are made. If you’re looking to add to your leadership toolbox, these 8 books are an excellent place to start.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

The Best Books To Up Your Networking Game
Import from forbes.com
July 06, 2019
Networking is an ability you can master. In fact, after checking out some of these works, you will feel less antsy about schmoozing and highly ready to get your gab on.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Best Books for Social Entrepreneurs
Import from forbes.com
July 01, 2019
So, you want to do well by doing good? These authors will show you how.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

7 Business Books Entrepreneurs Need to Read
Import from forbes.com
June 24, 2019
Don’t be surprised if you get your next great business idea from the pages of a book. Here are seven places to start your search.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

6 Retention-Boosting Tactics For Unlocking Your Team's Potential
Import from forbes.com
June 21, 2019
Would you rather unlock the potential of people you’ve already invested in or hope that future hires bring something better to the table?

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How Parenthood Has Made These 8 Entrepreneurs Better Business Owners
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June 16, 2019
These entrepreneurs learned some of their most valuable business lessons from surprising mentors—their kids.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

3 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves
Import from forbes.com
June 02, 2019
From our earliest days, our brains tell us what to think about ourselves and our potential. As an entrepreneur, you may have to reprogram that self-talk in order to achieve your goals.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

3 Tips To Respond To Unfair Press
Import from forbes.com
May 30, 2019
Regardless of where unfair press originates, brands need to know how to fight back against the rumor mill.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

The Best Lessons Entrepreneurs Have Learned From Their Teams
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May 21, 2019
Seven business leaders share what they learned by listening to their teams.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How To Lead A Startup That Actually Thrives
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May 05, 2019
All founders want to grow a company that can thrive. But that takes more than luck — you need to use proven strategies that have helped strong companies survive.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

7 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips For Managing Stress
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April 21, 2019
When entrepreneurial stress rears its ugly head, these seven business leaders have proven ways to send it packing.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

3 Pieces Of Advice To Ignore If You Want To Boost Your Startup's Growth
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April 07, 2019
Are you ready to grow your startup from a toddler to a teen? Then avoid these well-meaning, but misplaced, pieces of advice.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Social Media Habits That Will Help Your Brand Thrive
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March 31, 2019
Social media marketing success isn’t a happy accident. These six entrepreneurs and business owners share social media strategies that’ve worked for them.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Your Sales Forecast Is Broken, But You Can Still Fix It
Import from forbes.com
March 28, 2019
Clearer projections empower entrepreneurs to make smarter decisions and pursue sales funnel opportunities they might otherwise not see.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

3 Things That Will Make Your Customers More Loyal
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March 03, 2019
Customer retention is key to long-term success. But are you doing all you can to earn your customers’ loyalty?

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Customer Loyalty

How to Keep Your Cofounder Relationship Strong
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February 14, 2019
When launching a business, you may spend more evenings and weekends with your cofounder than with your spouse. Here’s how to make the relationship work.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How To Preserve Your Entrepreneurial Vision
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February 10, 2019
How can you become the next unicorn? It’ll take a fierce commitment to your entrepreneurial vision.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Why Mentorship Matters -- And How You Can Make It Work For You
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January 27, 2019
It’s National Mentoring Month. Are you making the most of this powerful practice?

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

3 Trends Startup Founders Should Watch In 2019
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January 13, 2019
If founders want to achieve startup success, they must keep an eye on the horizon and adjust their course in response to emerging trends.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

5 Entrepreneurs Share How They've Handled Client Disasters
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December 30, 2018
When a client disaster strikes, all is not necessarily lost. Or if it is, at least you’re better able to avoid it the next time.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

4 Habits Of Relatable Business Leaders That Will Help You Succeed
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December 16, 2018
Success in business depends on relationships, and relationships depend on your being someone other people can relate to.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

This Is How to Improve Retention at Your Startup
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November 25, 2018
Attracting all the talent in the world is meaningless unless you can retain these employees. Here’s where entrepreneurs should start.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Business Leaders Share Keys To Balancing Your Budget At The End Of The Year
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November 18, 2018
When it comes to business budgets, black is the new black. Of course, red doesn’t always give up that easily.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How To Prioritize Mental Health At Your Business
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October 28, 2018
With World Mental Health Day in October, these 6 business leaders discuss how to review your workplace policies and culture to give mental health the attention it deserves.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

Business Leaders: How To Focus On Your 'Why'
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October 14, 2018
No one wants to get up each day to go do something pointless. Connecting with a larger purpose yields greater motivation and job satisfaction.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

4 Startup Mantras You Need To Stop Repeating
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September 30, 2018
Are you limiting the success of your startup? You probably are if you’ve been telling yourself any of these four things.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Here's How To Balance Profitability And Social Good
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September 16, 2018
Social good is an increasingly integral part of many business plans, and while it might seem altruistic, it’s also a response to customer demand. Here, five entrepreneurs discuss making a lasting positive impact on the world through their businesses.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

4 Reasons Entrepreneurs Experience Burn Out
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August 28, 2018
Knowing where burnout comes from can help you head it off at the pass.

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Ways to Conquer Burnout That Will Help You Thrive
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August 12, 2018
Burn the candle at both ends, and you’ll end up nothing but a scorched wick. Six business leaders tell how they learned to avoid burnout.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How To Improve Your Business, Based On The Internet Trends Report
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July 29, 2018
Even if you’re not in tech, your company can’t afford to ignore what Mary Meeker has to say.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

This Is How Globalization Is Affecting Entrepreneurs
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July 15, 2018
Even hyperlocal entrepreneurs are discovering the value of global thinking, doing, behaving, and succeeding. Their journeys to profitability have one thing in common: a desire to see beyond borders.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

How To Create Content That Cuts Through The Social Media Noise
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June 17, 2018
Here’s how to show your best face on social – not fall flat on it.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

You'll See Greater Success In Scaling Your Business If You Prioritize This One Thing
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May 06, 2018
There are numerous benefits to having a diverse team, but maintaining diversity while scaling a business is easier said than done. Five business leaders tell you how they managed it.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

All In The Family: Business Leaders Share Advice On Working With Relatives
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April 08, 2018
They may be your flesh and blood, but are they your ideal business partners? Take this family business advice from business leaders who have lived it.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Women Weigh In On Challenges They Face As Entrepreneurs And Leaders
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March 09, 2018
A woman’s work is never done — but it can (and should) be better paid and offer more opportunity for advancement.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

3 Books
Entrepreneur's Book of Actions
McGraw Hill
January 01, 2017

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

The Entrepreneur Book of Actions
McGraw Hill
January 01, 2017
The action plan for building your entrepreneurial empire―one day at a time

While every entrepreneur knows that the key to success is business growth, few ever see it happen. Why? Because they know how to plant seeds, but they don’t understand that the real work lies in helping that seed grow―which takes knowledge, persistence, and patience.

The Entrepreneurs Book of Actions helps you develop the mindset of a true entrepreneur and provides manageable steps for making your business vision a reality. Informative, inspiring, and based on real-life, hard-earned lessons, it provides common-sense, daily exercises you can jump into on day one. Learn how to drive sustainable business growth by:

* Breaking bad habits―and developing good ones
* Managing your time and money more effectively
* Hiring the right people for the right job
* Minimizing the effort required to perform basic tasks
* Motivating your staff to be mission-focused
* Creating “free” time to feed your innovative side

You’ll begin to see your business in a completely new way―with a sense of clarity and purpose. You’ll begin identifying the issues that really affect your business―not the ones that feed your anxiety. You’ll become the kind of leader other entrepreneurs look up to―calm, optimistic, driven.

The Entrepreneurs Book of Actions will provide the direction you need to make the best use of your time, your energy, and your creativity. It’s not isn’t a quick fix. It’s work. But it’s manageable, it’s proven effective―and it will pay off big.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

One Million Frogs
Mill City Press
June 28, 2016
Amazon #1 Best-Seller
In 2007, Rhett Power and Peter Gasca resigned from lucrative consulting jobs with tremendous professional freedom to start their first company together, Wild Creations. Just a year later, the worst economic recession in a generation paralyzed the global economy. In the face of overwhelming odds, and in true entrepreneurial form, Power and Gasca were able to persevere with a great deal of creativity, common sense, and, ultimately, sheer determination.

Within two years, Wild Creations grew to be recognized by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as the fastest-growing company in the state and by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S.
Through One Million Frogs, Gasca and Power hope to provide other aspiring entrepreneurs with validation and inspiration, using the knowledge they gained in growing a highly successful business of their own in one of the most tumultuous times in a generation.

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Startups

2 Founders
Inc. Columnist
Inc. Magazine
August 05, 2019
I write a weekly column for Inc. Magazine on business, management and leadership.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

Forbes Columnist
Forbes
August 05, 2019
I write four articles a month for Forbes as a Business Columnist.

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Tags: Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

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