Business For Unicorns Podcast

Michael Keeler

What if you were friends with a bunch bad-ass business leaders and entrepreneurs and could ask them about their successes, challenges, and most valuable advice? That’s exactly what Business for Unicorns delivers. Join business coach and entrepreneur ...Show More
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Episode 28: The Kitchen Table of Business with Marisa Ricciardi

52:10 | Apr 29th

In this episode, Michael and Marisa discuss: - The Kitchen Table Of Business - Owning A Business vs. Working For A Corporation - Branding in a Human To Human Economy
Episode 31: Stress Less, Accomplish More with Emily Fletcher

53:47 | May 20th

In this episode, Michael and Emily discuss: - Oversaturation and Misinformation about Meditation - Ziva Meditation and her Approach - Her Work as a Business Owner - Creating Online Courses and Content - How to Balance Working in and on Your Busi...Show More
Episode 30: Money Matters with David Bach

57:31 | May 13th

In this episode, Michael and David discuss: - Paying Yourself First - Managing Money in a way that Reflects Personal Values - Lessons Learned from Grandma Rose Bach - Importance of Cash Flow - Developing a Company Based on a Strong Personal Bran...Show More
Episode 29: Hiring & Managing Remote Workers with Nathan Hirsch

48:12 | May 6th

In this episode, Michael and Nathan discuss: - Hiring Online - Managing Remote Workers - Bootstrapping & Problem Solving
Episode 27: Becoming a Learning Machine with Martin Smithmyer

1:00:01 | Apr 22nd

In this episode, Michael and Martin discuss: - Building A Purpose Driven Organization - Differentiation & Scaling - Becoming A Learning Machine
Episode 26: Preparing For Robots with Dave Gerber

1:04:12 | Apr 15th

In this episode, Michael and Dave discuss: - Conflict Management - Leadership - Preparing For Robots
Episode 25: Building Trust and Taking Action with Jill Coleman

50:04 | Apr 8th

In this episode, Michael and Jill discuss: - Overcoming Perfectionism - Building Client Trust & Creating Compelling Marketing - How To Take More Action
Episode 24: Breaking The Rules with Flaviu Simihaian

1:07:21 | Apr 1st

In this episode, Michael and Flaviu discuss: - Breaking The Rules - Diagnosing Employee Morale - Humor In The Workplace
Episode 23: The Disrupt-Her Manifesto with Miki Agrawal

58:02 | Mar 25th

In this episode, Michael and Miki discuss: - Disrupt-Her - Trend Forecasting - Breaking Taboos
Episode 22: Creating a Transparent Meritocracy with Orrin Klopper

59:35 | Mar 18th

In this episode, Michael and Orrin discuss: - Culture - Dreams Program - Creating a Transparent Meritocracy
Episode 21: Empowering Girls in Tech with Adriana Gascoigne

52:01 | Mar 11th

In this episode, Michael and Adriana discuss: - The Problem: Women in Tech - Creating a Global Community - Teaching & Building Curriculum
Episode 20: The Art of Lead Generation with John Franklin

1:05:48 | Mar 4th

In this episode, Michael and John discuss: - Lead Generation - Sales - Tracking Marketing ROI & Retention
Episode 19: Building Powerful Online Communities with Molly Galbraith

1:06:57 | Feb 25th

In this episode, Michael and Molly discuss: - Women’s Fitness in Today’s Cultural Climate - Building Online Communities - Creating Compelling Content
Episode 18: Creative Entrepreneurship with Jim McCarthy

59:51 | Feb 18th

In this episode, Michael and Jim discuss: - Entrepreneurship - Creativity - The Pursuit of Unhappiness
Episode 17: Scaling Culture with VaynerMedia’s Andrea Sullivan

51:27 | Feb 11th

In this episode, Michael and Andrea discuss: - Growing A Healthy Business Culture - Client Management - Trends in Media
Episode 16: Becoming An Industry Leader with Pete Dupuis

1:14:14 | Feb 4th

In this episode, Michael and Pete discuss: - Positioning your business in a specific niche - The social media strategy for small businesses, especially in the fitness industry - Developing a gym culture
Episode 15: Balancing Art and Business with Patricia Burmicky

1:03:55 | Jul 16th, 2018

In this episode, Michael and Patricia discuss: - Understanding customer satisfaction in a service business - How Patricia differentiates her business from the competition - Can artistic passion be taught? - The artistic and commercial sides of ph...Show More
Episode 14: A Family Legacy with Cary Borish

1:02:20 | Jul 9th, 2018

In this episode, Michael and Cary discuss: Cary’s experience running a family-owned business How to handle conflict when working with friends and family Lessons learned from looking back at 30+ years of business ownership The value of failure a...Show More
Episode 13: Management and Leadership with Arin Sullivan

1:20:09 | Jul 2nd, 2018

In this podcast, Michael and Arin discuss: - Favorite tools or pieces of technology that help in managing projects - How to hire and develop a first-time manager - How to navigate tension between being of service to clients and needing to lead to ...Show More
Episode 12: Blockchain Technology with Joe Snyder & Chris Brown

1:13:27 | Jun 25th, 2018

In this conversation we discuss: - Blockchain technology - what is it and why we should be paying attention. - The current and possible future use-cases for block-chain technology - The process of taking a company public and how you might know whe...Show More
Episode 11: Giving & Receiving Feedback with Rachelle Pereira

1:04:35 | Jun 18th, 2018

In this episode Michael and Rachelle discuss: - The importance of having a coach or mentor for business leaders - How to give and receive feedback - The definition of emotional intelligence and its value for building a team - Our shared experienc...Show More
Episode 10: The FitCast Crossover with Kevin Larrabee

1:14:51 | Jun 10th, 2018

In our first crossover episode, Michael speaks with host of The FitCast, Kevin Larrabee. They talk about the struggles of starting a new business, the rollercoaster of life, and the current state of the fitness industry.
Episode 9: Building Connection and Belonging with Radha Agrawal

1:10:51 | Jun 3rd, 2018

In this episode Michael and Radha talk about: • How the idea for Daybreaker was born • Radha’s approach to creating community • Our cultural and personal need for connection and belonging • How to design engaging and compelling experiences • How...Show More
Episode 8: Balancing Emotional and Rational Selling with Chris Burgess

1:10:51 | May 21st, 2018

In this podcast Michael and Chris discuss: Chris’ ability to be a super-connector and networker. How to harness the drive for constant improvement. How to attract and hire staff that connect with your values. What steps leaders can take to set ...Show More
Episode 7: Scaling Culture and Community with Joanna Lee

56:56 | May 14th, 2018

In this podcast Michael and Joanna discuss: - How Joanna’s eclectic background is her greatest strength - How to stay focused in a fast-past, rapidly growing business - When and how you know it’s time to scale your team - How to turn your custome...Show More
Episode 6: Harnessing Your Greatness with Dan Emery

1:06:44 | May 6th, 2018

In this podcast Michael and Dan discuss: • Creating a mission statement for your life and work. • How to keep your team in sync. • How your team can demonstrate your values every single day. • Dan’s approach to meeting rhythms. • The importance ...Show More
Episode 5: Solving Better Problems with Mona Patel

1:01:32 | Apr 30th, 2018

In this podcast Michael and Mona discuss: • Mona’s amazing book Reframe: Shift the Way you Work, Innovate and Think. • Why business leaders are crummy at defining our actual problems. • Mona’s 8 BS Excuse Personas. • The power of “what if” questi...Show More
Episode 4: The Science of Motivation with Steven M. Ledbetter

1:10:00 | Apr 22nd, 2018

In this podcast Michael and Steven discuss: The building blocks of motivation science. Self Determination Theory and how it applies to the workplace. The value of processes over goals. How to embrace an experimental mindset. Steven’s tips on d...Show More
Episode 3: Leading with Creativity with Susan Blackwell

1:10:42 | Apr 15th, 2018

In this podcast Michael and Susan discuss: • The value of defining your purpose for yourself and others. • How leaders can build instant rapport and connection. • How to bring play and fun into the workplace. • Why an acting class might be the ...Show More
Episode 2: Digital Storytelling with Erik Gensler

52:33 | Apr 6th, 2018

In this podcast Michael and Erik discuss: -How to think about creating the "right size" company -Erik's best digital marketing strategies -Creating a compelling story in your digital marketing -Why knowing your key metrics is essential for market...Show More
Episode 1: The Secret to Becoming a Business Unicorn with Mark Fisher

1:16:10 | Apr 1st, 2018

In this podcast Michael and Mark discuss: - How to manage constant change in a growing business - Recipe for continuous learning and personal development - How to treat feedback like a gift and improve your ability to give feedback - The 3 levels...Show More