The Business Power Hour with Deb Krier

Deb Krier & C-Suite Radio


Every year, hundreds of books and thousands of articles are written about marketing, building your business, social media, entrepreneurship and other business topics. And, there’s an array of conferences, seminars, webinars, training, blogs – the list is endless – discussing “how to” topics for your business. As an entrepreneur or business owner yourself, you know this information is vital, but how do you keep up? After all, you have a business to run! That’s where The Business Power Hour® on C-Suite Radio comes in. Twice a week, show host Deb Krier talks with experts in a variety of business fields, as they share the latest trends, up and coming changes as well as best practices.

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Kelley Thornton

Kelley Thornton was born in Towson, MD, moved to Connecticut for high school, started a painting business, and graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut in 1990, debt-free. He began his career in sales in New York City and transferred to Chicago a few years later. After a successful 19-year career in the throes of corporate America, he left to begin his second company, Purchase Point LLC, an in-store design and strategy company with offices in the US, London, and Taiwan. Through his experience at Purchase Point, he was inspired by the rapidly growing men’s care industry; he founded his third company, Tiege Hanley, Inc., in 2016. Tiege is an e-commerce company with the mission of Helping Men Look and Feel Amazing. With the help of Aaron Marino, a YouTuber with over 6,000,000 followers, and Rob Hoxie, the business has evolved organically, with over 500,000 customers globally and over $100M in lifetime sales. Click here for a special offer from Tiege Hanley for our listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 3m
Feb 19
Branden Cobb

Branden Cobb, founder of Marketing Exec and Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, joins us today with over 15 years of marketing leadership experience. He has helped some of the world’s most iconic brands and is just getting started. He is currently engaged in research that could transform the marketing field, while continuing to lead active businesses to further success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Feb 15
Richard Parker

Richard Parker is the founder of Diomo Corporation – The Business Buyer resource Center™ and author of the How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price© series. He has purchased thirteen of his own businesses and has been an advisor and broker to small business buyers and sellers for over three decades. He has written and been featured in more than 300 articles on the subject of buying businesses in The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, The He is also a weekly contributor to Forbes Magazine. Richard was recently nominated for Inc. Magazine’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award. Richard’s fascination with getting others involved in businesses started at a young age when he recruited seven neighborhood children as paper carriers and then successfully approached the local Sunday paper to grant him a master route with the idea of letting them solicit home delivery where there was none previously (sub-contracting the other kids and taking a percentage of their business, of course) and so a career was born. The businesses have changed in 30 plus years, but his excitement remains.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Feb 12
Justin Breen

Justin Breen is the Founder and CEO of the exclusive connectivity platform, BrEpic Network. His newest book, Epic Life, features a foreword from Dr. Peter Diamandis and has been the #1 overall book for sales on Amazon Kindle. It also recently made the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller lists. Click here to purchase Epic Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Feb 08
Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP), co-founder of Collaborative Leadership Team, and the author of The Scrum Master Files: Secrets every coach should know. As a professional people geek, Angela helps others successfully implement Scrum and Agile to achieve their goals and objectives. Click here to purchase The Scrum Master Files. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Feb 05
Cheryl Lynn Mobley

Cheryl Lynn Mobley is the CEO and Founder of reCalibrate, a boutique advisory firm for those who dare to lead - especially those who have what it takes to lead against the current. Her firm identifies chokepoints so leaders can take their organizations to the next level - with minimal angst. In her previous life as a hospital president, her hospital consistently excelled. She reverse-engineered what they did to nail 99th percentile performance in their metrics, and so the Be99 Guiding Questions Framework was born. Her firm has impacted global brands and Mid-Market organizations around the world. Cheryl is the author of Face to Face: A Guide to Leading More Skillfully in Times of Great Disruption and Uncertainty. It is set against the backdrop of the South African Bush while she rode horses on a safari.   Cheryl is pleased to offer her Be99® Guiding Questions Framework as well as a series of quizzes that help to identify where leaders are rocking Be99® principles and where they need to grow in becoming their own Epic Workplace™. Cheryl is offering a complimentary 30 minute call to discuss the results! Click here to purchase Face to Face. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 7m
Feb 01
Bohdan Paladiichuk

As a business, you need more than an effective and usable product. You need to build a “Brand Identity.” This is where Bohdan Paladiichuk steps in from Kyiv, Ukraine. As co-founder of Qream, he’s been an active ceative director, brand strategist and entrepreneur for over a decade. Bohdan’s creative vision combines tried and true practices in UI/UX design with a mastery in sound production, videography, copywriting, marketing, and human psychology. Bohdan has a documented history of transforming SaaS products into juicy brands that stand out from an ever-growing crowd. As a talented creative, Bohdan is passionate about monitoring and staying updated on modern trends in branding. His technique focuses on striking the perfect balance between how good the product looks and how efficiently it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 3m
Jan 29
Todd "TJ" Keitz

Todd Keitz has been a lifelong social good evangelist! He has woven community engagement and social impact into his life since he was a teenager volunteering in senior living centers. Over decades, he has created inter-generational programs to build bridges within families and communities, volunteered as a “hugger” for Special Olympics, developed business curriculum for high schools, taught in inner-city schools for Junior Achievement, been a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and worked in the healthcare industry – consulting with major employers, hospital systems, pharmaceutical companies, and other entities. Further, he’s also proud of the work he did consulting in the 2000s with the South Korean government related to technology companies. In 2023, his most recent endeavor launched, called My Care Friends. It was born out of his experience as a caregiver and advocate for both of his parents who face life threatening illness. My Care Friends, along with 17 Commerce, keeps him very busy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 2m
Jan 25
Scott Rusnak

Scott Rusnak is an Executive Coach, Expert EOS Implementer® and a Board-Certified Coach for the US and British Olympic Teams. He is also the author of The Entrepreneur’s Field Guide – Design Your Life Before Someone Else Does It For You!   Scott has co-founded and successfully exited multiple businesses, including Schoollogic, GolfNow, HM Systems, and Tutela. Each successful transition has been attributed to the tools within the EOS framework.  With more than 30 years of experience in the entrepreneurial world as a coach, consultant, and advisor, Scott helps his clients recognize blind spots and learn lessons that can only be taught by someone who has been through it all. Click here to purchase The Entrepreneur’s Field Guide.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Jan 22
Dr. Dravon James

Dr. Dravon James is the Founder of the Next Step Leadership Academy, a company that empowers women to use everything that shows up in their lives- good, bad, or otherwise to reach their next level of greatness. Dr. Dravon is a transformation specialist using her “Every Day Peace” philosophy to coach women on how to master goal attainment. She is the author of Freedom is Your Birthright, host of “Dr. Dravon James Every Day Peace,” on Mind-Body-Spirit FM Radio, coach on the SiriusXM “Road Dog Trucking” show, and an actress whose career credits include a recurring role on HBO’s acclaimed “The Wire.” As a leader in the healthcare industry for more than three decades, she is the recipient of the Secretary McDonough Coin of Recognition for her leadership efforts to combat the COVID pandemic. Dr. Dravon uses this training and experience to lead women to their victory using the power of Every Day Peace to achieve their next level of greatness in life and business.  Click here to purchase Freedom is Your Birthright. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Jan 18
Larry Mandelberg

Larry Mandelberg is a serial entrepreneur who solves complex business problems. He provides leadership team development, change mentoring, strategic planning, executive coaching, and ethics training to midsize organizations and their boards through his consulting practice. He’s the author of Businesses Don't Fail They Commit Suicide: How to Survive Success and Thrive in Good Times and Bad. Larry has launched four start-ups, led a merger, and conducted a successful turnaround. Among his thirteen businesses, he’s also had the unfortunate pleasure of suffering business suicide firsthand. Click here to purchase Businesses Don't Fail.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 5m
Jan 15
Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter is a serial storyteller. Even as a child, he loved to tell stories (mainly to get attention). Now, he teaches people how to more intentionally tell stories that teach, lead, sell, and inspire to accomplish business and personal goals. He is the co-author of the best-selling book Master Storytelling: How to Turn Your Experiences Into Stories that Teach, Lead, and Inspire and co-creator of the Master Storytelling Workshop. When he’s not training, speaking, coaching, or creating new content, Mark is likely spending time outdoors near his home in Utah, playing the piano, bragging about his grandchildren, or writing children's books. Click here to purchase Master Storytelling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Jan 08
Dan Silberberg

Dan E. Silberberg is a highly experienced and accomplished CEO/Founder with a strong background in consumer products, strategic planning, turn-around management, and leadership development. With a proven track record of success in both Fortune 500 and start-up companies, Dan possesses a unique combination of visionary leadership, innovative thinking, and effective team building skills. He has a passion for driving business performance and has a history of designing strategic plans that have a significant impact on an organization's success. Based on Dan’s experience and skills, he is committed to training the next generation of leaders with his Leader Council in partnership with the C-Suite Network. Dan has a master’s degree in leadership and coaching and is skilled in personal transformation to becoming an authentic leader. Dan has deep expertise in financial restructuring, operational efficiency, and team leadership, making him a valuable asset for the C-Suite.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Jan 04
Dr. Manna Semby

Manna Semby is a Naturopathic and Functional Medicine doctor, specializing in menopause care and dementia prevention. Her first career was in finance on Wall St. When her children were very young, significant family health challenges led her to switch careers and go back to grad school to obtain a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She has two very audacious goals: Help prevent dementia, and Redefine menopause as a metamorphosis. She does this by educating women and men on the latest research and providing compassionate medical care in both areas. She is the founder at Aruna Med. Dr. Semby recommended several books during our chat. They are: The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause by Dr Louise Newson Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women's Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives - Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer by Avrum Bluming MD, Carol Tavris PhD Sex, Lies, and Menopause: The Shocking Truth About Synthetic Hormones and the Benefits of Natural Alternatives by T. S. Wiley, Julie Taguchi MD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Dec 28, 2023
Qamar Zaman

With over 19 years of experience in online marketing, web development, and SEO, Qamar Zaman is the Founder and CEO of KISS PR, a press release distribution platform that helps local businesses reach global audiences. Qamar is also a Forbes Agency Council member, a Microsoft Certified Internet Engineer, and a Google Analytics and Adwords certified professional. As a digital transformation strategist and a storytelling expert, Qamar leads a team of storytellers who create and distribute engaging content and news for various niches, including legal, business, health sciences, and technology. Qamar has established partnerships with major global outlets, such as AP News, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, and Business Insider, to amplify and grow small brands. Qamar's mission is to empower entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools and resources they need to succeed in the digital era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Dec 21, 2023
Aaron Marcum

Aaron Marcum has founded and scaled several multi-million-dollar businesses. In 2015, he had reached financial success but was burned out and struggling to find sustainable happiness. From that point on, he decided to make drastic changes that have propelled him to personal flourishing, including finishing a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from UPenn, studying under Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology. Combining his expertise as an entrepreneur with his unique background in positive psychology, he has developed the entrepreneurs eight laws to eliminating unhealthy stress, flourishing personally, and creating The Good Life. His upcoming book, EntreThrive, is based on these eight laws and his company, EntreThrive, specializes in helping entrepreneurs live The Good Life through their keynotes, EntreCircle Well-Being Masterminds, speaking, and courses. Click here for special resources from Aaron for our listeners. Click here to purchase EntreThrive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Dec 18, 2023
Adam Hergenrother

Adam Hergenrother is an entrepreneur at heart. He is the Founder and CEO of the thriving $1 billion organization, Adam Hergenrother Companies, which includes several organizations ranging from a national real estate company to an award-winning development and construction company to leadership training. He is passionate about using business to transform lives and believes that when you focus on leading yourself first, the business results will follow. When he's not leading and growing his organizations or working on his inner growth, you can find Adam in the Vermont mountains with his wife, Sarah, and three children, Sienna, Asher, and Madelyn. He’s also the author of The 200% Life: Your Guide to Spiritual Growth & Business Success Without Meditating on a Mountaintop. Click here to purchase The 200% Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Dec 14, 2023
Dapo Willis

Today, we’re privileged to delve into the captivating journey of Dapo Willis, a hedge fund manager with over $150 million assets under management. His story spans continents and industries, beginning with a transformative move from Nigeria to England at the age of 17 driven by a quest for a better life. Over 12 years, Dapo has not just built a multi-million-dollar hedge fund management but has also made successful forays into coaching, E-commerce, and public speaking. Dapo’s narrative is a living testament to the potency of determination and the right mindset to achieve success. Join us as we explore his early challenges, delve into the mindset principles crucial for financial success, and glean insights from the lessons learned on this remarkable journey. You can find out more about Dapo and the programs he talked about here: Willis University Learn Forex with Dapo – website and YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 2m
Dec 11, 2023
Sonya Shelton

When it comes to navigating the ins-and-outs of business, Sonya Shelton has seen it all – from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Sonya is the CEO of Executive Leadership Consulting where she partners with high-growth companies to drive both passionate culture and profitable strategy. She’s on the Forbes Coaches Council and is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller You’re an Executive, But Are You a Leader? Click here for the Kindle version of You’re an Executive, But Are You a Leader? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Dec 07, 2023
Jon Freeman

Jon Freeman’s diverse background includes studying psychology, philosophy and human sciences, becoming European IT director for a multinational company, and a business consultancy career. In parallel he has spent 40 years in personal development and as an intuition skills trainer. He is well known as a leading practitioner, theoretician and master trainer in Spiral Dynamics and is author of the ground-breaking books The Science of Possibility and Reinventing Capitalism. Previously a founder director of the UK chapter of Conscious Capitalism, he is a director of the leading-edge consultancy Future Considerations, a spiritual intelligence coach and an organizational development consultant. He is Chair of Trustees for a charity, officially rated “outstanding” in care and education of young people with special needs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Dec 04, 2023
Amita Sharma

As a co-founder of NourishDoc, a global holistic wellness platform for peri to post-menopausal women, Amita Sharma is on a mission to bring affordable wellness to every woman in the world. NourishDoc has designed evidence based and culture-sensitive holistic wellness programs for women’s wellness, self-care and prevention. With menopause as a taboo globally and over 1 billion women reaching menopause, wellness for women at this stage should be at the forefront. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Nov 30, 2023
LaSean Smith

LaSean Smith is a business creator and software developer. He helps people predictably navigate their entrepreneurial journey. After spending over a decade as a software executive at Amazon and Microsoft, he uncovered patterns to use process as a tool to win in business more often. He's applied his toolkit to start new businesses, produce feature films, and turn around struggling businesses. He's consulted a wide range of clients, including Electronic Arts, Sony, T-Mobile, Target, TOMS Shoes, and Warner Brothers Studios. His expertise in artificial intelligence, behavioral economics, and systems engineering creates a unique talent stack for solving many of today's most challenging business problems. He's been fortunate to help launch products that have found their way into the hands of millions of people. LaSean is also the author of Value-Based Business Design. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Nov 27, 2023
Jeremy Vesta

Today's guest is Jeremy Vesta, Chief Financial Officer of Curally. With his background as an economist and a wealth of experience in business leadership, Jeremy is passionate about helping companies optimize their investment in their most valuable resource—their employees. Through innovative strategies, he empowers businesses to create a thriving and productive workforce. In today's program, he shares his insights and expertise on how to optimize investments in employees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Nov 20, 2023
Deanna Shimota

Deanna Shimota is the CEO of GrowthMode Marketing. She made it her mission to know everything about B2B marketing and demand generation. Deanna worked exclusively in B2B marketing for over 20 years, and she's owned her own B2B marketing agency for over 7 years. Deanna used her skills and expertise to catapult multiple technology companies into high-growth mode. Now, she leads GrowthMode Marketing intending to assist other organizations to travel down this same path of success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Nov 16, 2023
Jeremy Ryan Slate

Jeremy Ryan Slate is the host of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world, as well as the CEO of Command Your Brand. He holds a BA from Seton Hall University in Catholic theology and World Religions, with a concentration in Judaism.  Jeremy studied Catholic literature at Oxford University, as well as holding a Master’s in Roman Emperor Worship from Seton Hall University. His podcast was named the #1 Podcast to Listen To by INC Magazine in 2019, as well as Top 40 Under 40 by Podcast Magazine in 2022. He’s the author of the best-selling book Unremarkable to Extraordinary: Ignite Your Passion to Go From Passive Observer to Creator of Your Own Life; in addition to the upcoming book Command Your Brand: Grow Your Impact, Income and Influence in the New Media Landscape.  Jeremy and his wife, Brielle, co-founded Command Your Brand—a new media public relations agency designed to help entrepreneurs share their message by appearing as podcast guests. He resides in Stillwater, NJ where he raises chickens and is a former competitive powerlifter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Nov 13, 2023
Kim Woods

Kim Woods, Business Strategist and Master Astrologer, combines the ancient wisdom of astrology with her 25+ years of C-Suite experience to teach business leaders how to achieve their personal, professional, and financial triumph. Kim’s led 150+ corporate executives, 425+ high-performing entrepreneurs, overseen $66M+ in sales and influenced 300,000+ team members. She has been named one of the Top Female Entrepreneurs disrupting the business world in 2022 by Entrepreneur Magazine. Kim’s also been featured in Yahoo, Forbes, INC, Entrepreneur, ABC, CBS, NBC, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Fox News, Market Watch and Digital Journal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Nov 09, 2023
Emma Donovan

Emma Donovan is a seasoned entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in brand strategy and professional profiling. As co-founder of Dapper, she creates innovative products to give leaders the confidence to own their story in an authentic way and show up as the best versions of themselves. Currently, her focus is on sustainable ways to approach personal brand development for entrepreneurs and leadership teams, in a way that’s authentic and creates space to build their brands with intention. Emma’s superpower lies in injecting enthusiasm and vibrancy into any situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Nov 06, 2023
Nick Hutchison

Nick Hutchison is the author of Rise of the Reader: Strategies for Mastering Your Reading Habits and Applying What You Learn and founder of BookThinkers, a growing 7-figure digital marketing agency that serves mission-driven authors. At the age of 20, Nick discovered the world of personal development and quickly used the books he was reading to improve every aspect of his personal and professional life. Now, Nick has dedicated his life to helping millions of readers take action on the information they learn and rise to their potential. Click here to purchase Rise of the Reader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Nov 02, 2023
Sean Wachter

Sean Wachter is a business development manager for GIG USA, he is a husband, and a father of two young girls. He also happens to be a former two sport collegiate athlete, a former pro football player, and after battling and surviving a rare form of melanoma, he finds himself using wrestling – of all things – to raise awareness and funding for cancer research, all while finishing his MBA and working with several major cancer organizations. Click here to connect with Sean on LinkedIn. Here are the organizations that Sean supports: Melanoma Research Alliance The V Foundation for Cancer Research St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 2m
Oct 30, 2023
Lee Phillips

Attorney Lee R. Phillips, will teach you how to reposition yourself in the law so that you can go out and make more money than you have ever thought possible. In today’s lawsuit-happy society, making it isn’t enough. You also have to know how to protect your wealth, or someone will take it away from you. Lee is a counselor to the Supreme Court of the United States and an engaging speaker. He will walk us through how to make it and how to keep it using the tools of wealth. Click here for a free, no strings download of Lee’s Mini LLC Course. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Oct 26, 2023