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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Riggs Eckelberry

As the President and CEO of OriginClear, Inc., Riggs Eckelberry came to the water industry from a quarter century in high technology, specializing in commercializing breakthrough technologies. During the dotcom, he worked on a series of tech successes, learning and practicing rapid disruption. The son of an international businessman, Riggs learned management in the nonprofit space and as a commercial ship captain and officer. He enjoys skiing and sailing, and enabling the water industry to respond to the fast-changing conditions of our time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Mar 23
Matthew Holman

Matthew Holman is Head of Growth and Cofounder of QPilot, a platform that helps subscription box brands schedule and automate purchasing for all of the ways their customers shop. His expertise reaches across the spectrum from marketing to operations to shipping. He’s worked directly with hundreds of brands to transform their acquisition, shipping, and subscriptions. His special skill is looking at the big picture and distilling down the steps that should be taken for success. At his core, Matt is a problem solver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mar 20
Marcia Mantell

Marcia Mantell is a retirement maven, speaker, author, and blogger. She has been helping the country's foremost financial services firms and advisors increase their knowledge of complex retirement concepts and regulations, including Social Security and Medicare, for 30 years, first at Fidelity Investments, then the last 18 years from her own consultancy firm, Mantell Retirement Consulting. She has a remarkable ability to translate complex laws and concepts into everyday language that educates and motivates real people to take the right steps to achieve their retirement. She was named an IA25 Honoree by ThinkAdvisor in 2021—one of the “advisors, experts and leaders in financial services who are pushing the industry forward.” Marcia is married to her college sweetheart. They have 2 grown (and quite brilliant) daughters and 2 cats. Author of several books, she recently wrote Cookin' Up Your Retirement Plan. Click here to purchase Cookin' Up Your Retirement Plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 4m
Mar 16
Jameson Choi

Jameson Choi is a fellow mover and shaker who has been groovin' in the startup ecosystem for over a decade. He’s now in the nonprofit sector, researching and developing emerging fundraising models for charities, utilizing Blockchain tech and Non-Fungible Tokens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 5m
Mar 13
Andrea Jenson

Andrea Jenson is the Founder of The Cash Flow CFO: the 7-Figure Entrepreneur’s Solution to Scaling a Profitable Business.  She is also the creator of the Predictable Profits Accelerator, a five-step holistic approach to creating predictable business profits. The Cash Flow CFO team provides fractional CFO services, fully outsourced accounting teams and financial training programs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Mar 09
Shaunak Roy

Shaunak Roy founded Yellowdig in 2015, a community-driven active and experiential learning platform. It is now used by hundreds of thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds in the US and around the world. Shaunak graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay and completed his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to founding Yellowdig, Shaunak spent a decade advising global companies on technology, strategy, and growth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Mar 06
Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan is the CEO of InterimExecs, which matches top executives with companies around the world. Based on research with thousands of leaders and companies, he and Olivia Wagner wrote Right Leader Right Time: Discover Your Leadership Style for a Winning Career and Company, and have launched the FABS Leadership Assessment, a free assessment at designed to help leaders and organizations perform better. Robert also authored How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America, and helped publish Start With No, Jim Camp’s bestseller on negotiation. Click here to purchase Right Leader Right Time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Mar 02
Nikki Green

Nikki Green is a Life and Business Resiliency Expert who has worked in the international business industry for more than 20 years. Empowering young people to reach their full potential is her greatest passion, and as an inspiring keynote speaker, Nikki will motivate your organization or event attendees. Nikki has worked with several notable C-Level executives in top Silicon Valley companies. A four-time published author, she received double promotions in two different Fortune 500 companies and The Golden Microphone Award. Nikki’s most recent book is Chameleon Mindset. Click here to purchase Chameleon Mindset. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 27
Julie-ann Pina

After working for 15+ years with small- to medium-sized businesses in her own company, Julie-ann Pina found herself being thrown a very unexpected wrench in 2016 when she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. Suffice to say, her life - and business - was turned upside down in an instant. But, despite the diagnosis, she was determined to keep her business going… she just didn’t know how. Trouble was, there weren’t any resources to be found on how to navigate the inevitable challenges that would arise (i.e. financial security questions, team shifts, and family dynamics, to name a few). So, Julie-ann pushed forward, feeling her way through and having both her and her company come out even stronger on the other side. Now Julie-ann is working as a Cancer Coach for Business Owners to help others being faced with a similar challenge learn how to best navigate through the changes so they can also thrive in all aspects of work and life. Click here for a free download of 3 Small Stress Busters with Big Impact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 1m
Feb 23
Tracy Lamourie

Tracy Lamourie, a high-profile international award winning publicist, is the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media Inc. A regular on red carpets and accredited by the iconic Cannes International Film Festival, Tracy is also a Universal Women's Network 2020 Woman of Inspiration Winner for the Women In Media award and the author of the upcoming book GET REPPED - Build Your Brand With Effective Public and Media Relations. Featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, The Hollywood Times, NBC TV, and other major media, Tracy works across borders and across industries from major entertainment projects to small businesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Feb 20
Tansley Stearns

Tansley Stearn’s experience has been shaped by her more than 24 years of credit union leadership experience, including roles in research, sales, service, and government relations. This past summer, she joined metro Detroit-based, $1.5 billion Community Financial Credit Union as president and CEO. Alongside CFCU’s approximately 350 team members, Tansley works tirelessly to create joy and ignite Michiganders' impossible dreams. The credit union serves more than 85,000 members, has 13 branch locations and is a designated 2022 Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press. Tansley hosts a podcast titled “Despite Impossible” which focuses on stories of individuals who have defied odds and don't comprehend the word ‘impossible.’ From business to art, affordable housing, education and more, Despite Impossible tells the stories of dreamers across the nation who bring the impossible to life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 16
Kris Miller

Kris Miller wants to live in a world where people celebrate their lives when they retire, not scrimp and worry if their money is going to last. She’s advised over 6,000 families over the last 32 years and has never lost a single penny of their money. As a Legacy Wealth Strategist, she’s been featured on hundreds of radio programs as well as TV appearances; published in hundreds of magazines and newspapers (print & online); and spoken on stages across the country for top financial organizations like the US Government Financial Officers Association and Citibank. Kris is the author of the #1 Bestseller, Ready For PREtirement: Plan Retirement Early So Your Money Is There When You Need It. Kris is the Money Maestro. She’s a Certified Senior Advisor, a Paralegal (Legal Document Assistant in California) amongst other professional designations. She is the owner of Trusts Unlimited and The Living Trust Institute and has been nominated for Woman of the Year and Best Customer Service by the Chamber of Commerce of Hemet, California. When she’s not working with families and businesses on retirement and estate planning, she mentors teenagers on how to prepare for a thriving future, both financially and spiritually. She loves cooking healthy and makes heavenly vegan coconut caramel nut cookies when she’s not singing in an a cappella choir. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Feb 13
Bobby Gillespie

Bobby Gillespie is a brand growth consultant, author of the book Build Your Brand like you Give a Sh*t: Embrace your purpose and unleash your potential and the founder/principal at Propr Design, a Baltimore-based B2B brand growth agency. Bobby and the Propr team advise on and implement strategies that help B2B brands scale through better positioning, messaging, design, web, and marketing. They measure ultimate success by enabling and empowering their clients to succeed without them. Click here to purchase Build Your Brand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 2m
Feb 09
Miriam Schulman

Miriam Schulman is an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where she helps other artists learn how to profit from their passion or become better artists. She’s helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. Her art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine, What Women Create as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. Miriam’s book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, is was released on January 31, 2023. Her podcast, "The Inspiration Place", is in the top 1% of all podcasts and is listened to in over 100 countries. Click here to receive the first chapter of Artpreneur for free! Click here to purchase Artpreneur. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 06
Christian Espinosa

Christian Espinosa is the bestselling author of The Smartest Person in the Room, an entrepreneur and founder of Blue Goat Cyber, a white hat hacker, a certified high-performance coach, and a lover of heavy metal music and spicy food. He’s also an Air Force veteran and Ironman triathlete. Christian used to value being the smartest person in the room until he realized that his greatest contribution to humanity, leadership, and the fight against cybercrime is his ability to bring awareness and simple solutions to challenges associated with high IQ/low EQ staff. Click here to purchase The Smartest Person in the Room. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Feb 02
Chad Reid

Chad Reid is VP of Marketing and Communications at Jotform, a leading online forms software where he's worked since 2014. He holds a master's degree in communication from Purdue University and lives in Oakland, California with his wife and cats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Jan 30
Nancy Giere

Nancy Giere is a course creation expert. She works with businesses of all sizes from solopreneurs to Fortune 100 companies turn their expertise into high profit course. She creates engaging, fun, and interactive programs that get results. She is the author of Bundle Your Brilliance: Turn Your Expertise into Profitable Online Courses. Click here to purchase Bundle Your Brilliance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Jan 26
Jeremy Miner

Jeremy Miner is the Chairman of 7th Level, a Global Sales Training company that was ranked #1,232 of the fastest growing companies in the United States by INC magazine’s list of the top 5000 companies in 2021. He is also a contributor for INC magazine and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur magazine, and a host of other publications.  During his 17-year sales career, Jeremy was recognized by the Direct Selling Association as the 45th highest earning producer, out of more than 100 million salespeople - selling anything, worldwide! His earnings as a commission-only salesperson were in the multiple 7-figures, EVERY year.  Jeremy’s unique brand of sales training pioneers the use of behavioral science and human psychology within the sales process, reflective of his deep studies in the subject from Utah Valley University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Jan 23
Christian Banach

Christian Banach is the principal and chief growth officer of Christian Banach LLC, a business development and growth consultancy that helps award-winning marketing agencies and martech companies predictably land 6- and 7-figure opportunities with companies such as Heineken, Signet Jewelers, and Chipotle. A lifelong entrepreneur, Christian started a concert promotion and experiential marketing agency in high school and would grow it to over $10MM in sales. There, he worked with Grammy award-winning artists like Lady Gaga and Pitbull and brands such as Disney and Toyota. Outside work, Christian is a devoted dad, health and wellness enthusiast, and aspiring competitive pickleball player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Jan 19
Rusty Gaillard

Former Worldwide Director of Finance at Apple, Rusty Gaillard followed a traditional corporate path to success — from GE under Jack Welch, an MBA at Stanford, to 14 years at Apple. He left the corporate world in 2019 to help other executives achieve success without sacrifice. Rusty is a sought-after speaker and author of the best-selling book Breaking the Code: Stop Looking for Answers and Start Enjoying Life. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and 15-year old son, enjoys playing bass in a rock band, and spends as much time as possible outside. Click here to purchase Breaking the Code. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Jan 16
Robert Pizzini

Robert Pizzini is the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving. He brought this multi-million dollar technologically to Virginia Beach in 2015. In 2018 iFLY Va Beach was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. In 2019, Robert launched Elevate Your Leadership, a leadership experience that refreshes and energizes seasoned executives, develops new leaders, and builds high performing teams. In 2022, he authored his first book, Elevate Your Leadership: How to Develop, Maintain, and Advance Lifelong Leadership. Robert’s efforts earned the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award. Robert retired from the U.S. Navy in 2010 after 26 years of service in Navy Special Operations as a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, and EOD Officer. He completed a combat tour with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Arabian Peninsula, Balad, Iraq. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star. Click here to purchase Elevate Your Leadership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 3m
Jan 12
Randall Craig

Randall Craig is a serial entrepreneur, who coaches CEOs on scaling their businesses, and he leads the Braintrust Professional Institute. He is the author of eight books, 600+ articles, and has helped over 100 organizations scale their businesses, build capacity, and address their most pressing challenges. Randall has earned an FCMC, CFA, MBA, CSP, and a Black Belt in Karate. Randall is also a Hall of Fame business speaker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Jan 09
Kate McKay

Kate McKay, CEO of Siena Strategy Partners, is a Certified High-Performance Success Coach and Business Strategist. Kate is an international best-selling author, transformational speaker, athlete, podcaster, and multi-million-dollar business owner, whose passion to help others achieve a life of greater confidence, courage, and clarity of purpose. Kate has been interviewed on Bloomberg, Fox Business News, NASDAQ and PBS. She has written for Entrepreneur, Family Circle and was also a monthly columnist for the Daily News for 8 years. She has been in numerous podcasts, as well as Kate has just published her newest book Claim Your Inner Warrior: How to Live a Life with Courage & Unleash Your Personal Power, which joins her best seller, Claim Your Inner Badass. Click here to purchase Claim Your Inner Warrior. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Jan 05
Susan Harrow

Susan Harrow is a media trainer, marketing strategist, martial artist + author of Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul: A Woman's Guide to Promoting Herself, Her Business, Her Product, or Her Cause with Integrity and Spirit. For 33 years she’s run a worldwide media consultancy where she’s trained thousands of CEOs, entrepreneurs + thought leaders worldwide to turn their message into money while becoming highly desirable, repeat guests who shine in the media spotlight. You may know her as the "Go To Girl" for getting on Oprah. What you might not know about her is that she has a black belt in Aikido and was recruited by the CIA to be a spy. Click here to purchase Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 3m
Dec 29, 2022
Stacey Morgan

No fluff and direct is the approach that Stacey Morgan uses when she is business coaching. She has dedicated herself to encouraging women and busy moms to find their own version of success. She provides real world insight and the tools to create their blueprint for success. All while hosting two podcasts—“Miss Bossy Boots” and “How to Run a Successful Business (and Still Have a Life)” Stacey is a passionate entrepreneur and small business consultant from Australia. She is the Principal of Port Macquarie Performing Arts, a dance school on the mid north coast of New South Wales. She is also the Director of Morgan Media, a global podcast production company that focuses on Podcasts related to Small Business, the Arts and raising a family. Stacey is a sought-after Speaker, Facilitator and Business consultant offering online business consulting to small businesses around the world. A Finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2020, Stacey is using her knowledge from her successful six figure businesses to coach and consult with women business owners juggling their own business whilst also raising a family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 2m
Dec 26, 2022
Derrion Rakestraw

Derrion Rakestraw is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Tulane University, both of which he played football at. He is now navigating the world and leveraging connections. Throughout his experience as a student as well as an athlete, Derrion gained many helpful skills that transfer to any field of work. He had the opportunity to grow as a leader, excel in many different leadership styles, demonstrate proper time management, demonstrate the ability to coach as well as be coachable, learn how to juggle multiple responsibilities, learn how to adapt to new situations and cultures, and much more. Derrion has demonstrated the ability to learn quickly and is in continuous pursuit of new learning opportunities. He enjoys working with leaders who have the drive and passion to win. (Image ©University of Colorado) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Dec 22, 2022
Andrew Bryant

English by birth, Australian by passport, Brazilian by wife, and living in Portugal after 17 years in Asia, Andrew Bryant is truly an international man. He is a world-recognized expert on self-leadership, and his fourth book, ‘The New Leadership Playbook: Being human whilst successfully delivering accelerated results’ is changing the way people think about leading in a post-pandemic world. Andrew has coached hundreds of leaders and leadership teams to become the best version of themselves and to scale their companies. He has international experience with clients from Asia, Australasia, the United States of America (USA), Europe, The Middle East, and Africa. Not only has Andrew worked across geographical locations and cultures, but he has also transformed and developed leaders across industries, including the airline industry, software and hardware companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, professional services, banking, finance, manufacturing, hospitality, and travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Dec 19, 2022
Judy Wilkins-Smith

Judy Wilkins-Smith is a highly regarded organizational, individual, and family patterns expert. A systemic executive coach, trainer, facilitator, thought partner, and leadership conference and motivational speaker, she has 18 years of expertise in assisting high-performance individuals, Fortune 500 executives, and legacy families to end limiting cycles and reframe challenges into lasting breakthroughs and peak performance. Passionate about visionary leadership and positive, accelerated, global change, Judy uses her ability to understand critical dynamics in personal and organizational systems and the points at which they intersect, to create growth and success. As the Founder of System Dynamics for Individuals and Organizations, she collaborates with individuals and corporate decision-makers to implement innovative, ‘whole system’ design elements, ensuring balance, appetite for excellence, passion, and sustained success. Judy is the author of Decoding Your Emotional Blueprint: A Powerful Guide to Transformation Through Disentangling Multigenerational Patterns. Click here to purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 0m
Dec 15, 2022
Dan Frechtling

As CEO of Boltive, Dan Frechtling works to secure brands against invasive media. Dan has led B2B SaaS businesses since 1999. Prior to Boltive, he was President of G2 Web Services, acquired by Verisk, where he expanded G2’s cyber security solutions to detect brand damaging activity and transaction laundering. He was also GM/VP at Hibu, VP at and Sr. Associate for McKinsey. He has an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a BS with High Honors from Northwestern University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 3m
Dec 12, 2022
Alison J. Kay, PhD

Alison J. Kay, PhD is a multiple time #1 International Best-Selling Author, including her latest book, The Dragon Master Creatrix: Conversations With a Female Spiritual Teacher For these New Times. She is an award winning Master Mind-Body Energy Medicine Facilitator and teacher for more than twenty-five years, and a world-traveler who lived and worked at an International School in Asia for ten years, while also performing energy medicine and holistic wellness coaching sessions for clients on the side there and worldwide, as she continued to study at the source the subtle energy system and consciousness. During her experience in Asia, Dr. Kay completed her PhD as a Holistic Life Coach. She continued fiercely studying Buddhism and Buddhist meditation, while also learning and eventually teaching Chi Gong, and receiving traditional Chinese and other Asian holistic treatments many times per week. Prior to returning home, Dr. Kay went to India and became a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher. All this took place while she was both an administrator and classroom teacher, teaching English Literature, AP Psychology and a course she created, “Global Psychology,” that combines both Eastern and Western psychological methodologies. The Vibrational UPgrade™ System was created by Dr. Kay after spending these years in Asia studying subtle energy. Her system presents the intersection of the mind, body, and spirit applied to cultivating vitality, health, longevity, and over all well-being that leads to reaching one’s fullest potential. During her speaker engagements she consistently awes her audiences with the completeness and accuracy from which they awaken and recognize their own physical, emotional, mental, and life challenges having a direct, clear correlation to a specific chakra or two. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

1h 3m
Dec 08, 2022