1st Floor Conversations

By Jeremy Francese

Welcome to 1st Floor Conversations where the view at the top is ONLY as good as the foundation which preserves it. On “1st Floor Conversations”, we provide relatable stories, actionable strategies, and impactful insights which anybody can apply to build and preserve a foundation that enables them to build with certainty.

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    #69: Corporate Attorney Paul Schwinn Shares Insight Into the Process of Raising Capital, Managing Dilution as a Founder & the Reality That is the World of Venture Capital
    41:25
  2. 2.
    #68: 5-Years in Prison To CEO & Entrepreneur, Zachary Babcock Stops by to Talk Podcasting, Underdog Empowerment & Mental Toughness
    56:00
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    #67: CEO & Founder Venu Yerra Shares How He Built An Idea on A Napkin To A $160M Business At Microsoft & Then Launched Idea Entity
    1:02:04
  4. 4.
    #66: Head of Community at Machine Learning Startup, Austin Kodra, Stop By
    58:46
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    #65: Chief Investment Officer, Mehdi Tabdiliazar, Shares Insight Into Active Investing & Investing Through Uncertainty
    55:56
  6. 6.
    #64: "Working In Your Life" vs. "Working On Your Life"
    28:19
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    #63: The ROI of Being Human When Things Go Wrong During A Professional Event
    15:34
  8. 8.
    #62: Regain Control & Revisit Your 2020 Goals
    13:18
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    #61: She Signed Her 1st Record Deal At 15-Years Old & Traveled The World - American R&B Singer-Songwriter & Entrepreneur, Lysette Titi, Stops By
    59:13
  2. 10.
    #60: Former Navy Special Warefare Operator Turned Business Executive Talks Growth, Strategy, and Legacy
    1:00:14
  3. 11.
    #59: Let's Talk Parenting With, Father of 8 & Consultant to 1200+ Parents Globally, Brad Zude
    1:00:28
  4. 12.
    #58: Massive Turnover May Be Coming Soon, Here's Why
    17:41
  5. 13.
    #57: CEO & Founder, Caleb Musser, Gives Us the Secret to Booking a Meeting With Anyone, Elevating Your Marketing Game, & Writing Bulletproof Copy
    54:57
  6. 14.
    #56: CEO & Founder Raju Karki Stops By To Discuss How GovCons Can Drive A Stronger ROI With Their ERP & Accounting Systems
    49:53
  7. 15.
    #55: Let's Talk Mental Health, Quarantine Living, & Why You Need To Call Your Friends
    26:02
  8. 16.
    #54: Drawing Inspiration From The Most Unusual Of Places
    32:07
  9. 17.
    #53: Financial Advisor, Tyler Davis, Stops By To Share Best Practices for Wealth Accumulation, Understanding The Role of Your Advisor, & Building Sustainable Financial Habits
    51:22
  10. 18.
    #52: Friend & Partner, Robbie Martin, Stops By To Discuss How We Brought To Life The Artists For Good Collective
    1:53:03
  11. 19.
    #51: Proof in Changing Your Mindset From "What's The Worst That Could Happen" To "What If It's Better Than I Could Possibly Imagine"
    36:07
  12. 20.
    #50: Founder & Executive Director, Ann Kowal Smith, Stops By To Discuss An Innovative Approach Towards Fostering Workplace Collaboration & Inclusion
    1:06:11
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    #49: He Went From Serving Cold Drinks To Making Cold Calls - Commercial Real Estate Veteran, Paul Carney, Stops By To Unpack Emerging Trends, Industry Data, & Much More
    1:08:04
  14. 22.
    #48: Managing Partner, Peter Reilly, Shares How Diversity & Inclusion Helped Him Build A Top-25 Firm
    57:31
  15. 23.
    #47.5: I Discuss The BLM Movement, Our Racial Injustice Problem, & Share Two Possible Solutions
    21:17
  16. 24.
    #47: American University Professor, Nancy Kidder, Talks Creative Writing, Combat Sports, & Education
    1:23:51
  17. 25.
    #46: Serial Entrepreneur, Stacey O’Byrne, Unpacks Her Journey From $0.16 to Owning 8 Companies
    1:01:07
  18. 26.
    #45: Competitive MMA Fighter, UFC Commentator & Co-Owner of District MMA, Charles DiGisco Stops By
    1:08:12
  19. 27.
    #44: Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Christina Lopez, Stops By to Discuss the State of Journalism
    1:14:55
  20. 28.
    #43: She Self-Published 3 #1 Amazon Best-Sellers & Has Helped Hundreds Do It Too – Emee Vida Estacio
    59:13
  21. 29.
    #42: Designer-In-Chief, Jen Verruto, Stops By To Talk Interior Design Do’s, Don’ts, & Did You Knows
    58:41
  22. 30.
    #41: Iranian National Golf Team Member, Ali Khazanbeik, Shares His Story - Life As a Child Refugee
    57:07
  23. 31.
    #40: Ian Lenhart Stops By To Share How Podcasting Changed the Trajectory of His Business & His Life
    59:00
  24. 32.
    #39: Clinical Psychologist & Performance Coach, Dr. Joann Toporowski Talks Stress Management & More
    53:57
  25. 33.
    #38: Personal Trainer & Gym Owner, Aaron Day, Stops By To Talk Fitness, Culture, & Entrepreneurship
    48:53
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    #37: After 4,000 Shows & 40 Years In Business, Dan LaRosa Stops By to Talk Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy
    1:10:12
  27. 35.
    #36: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases Researcher, Elliot Lowe, Talks COVID-19
    1:12:38
  28. 36.
    #35: Ennis Legacy Partners Stop by To Talk Exit-Planning, Networking & Building a Sellable Business
    58:40
  29. 37.
    #34: The Potomac Paddle Club Founders stop by to Reflect on Year-One & Give us a 2020 Preview
    1:06:19
  30. 38.
    #33: Navigate Dementia, Care For Aging Loved Ones, & More, With Business Owner & Speaker, Pam Atwood
    47:19
  31. 39.
    #32: 2-Award Winning Designers & Entrepreneurs Share How They Are Revolutionizing The World of Video
    56:23
  32. 40.
    #31: Admission Consultant, Barbara Coward, Helps Us Get Into Our Dream MBA & Masters Program
    38:57
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    #30: Health Coach, Natalie Van Dyke, Exposes Misinformation & Breaks Down How Food Can Be Medicine
    1:00:08
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    #29: Changing the World of Sports Betting, Active Meditation, & Acquiring Investors with Joe Lupo
    1:15:42
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    #28: A Homeless & Abusive Childhood Turned Happy, Free, and In Charge of a $3M+ Business
    1:09:00
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    #27: They Manage 300+ Homes, Travel the World, and Stopped by to Share Everything They Know with You
    58:20
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    #26: Dual Focus: How Companies Can Simultaneously Finish 2019 & Prepare for 2020
    16:07
  38. 46.
    #25: Retired after 32 Years In Public Education... my Dad stops by!
    1:01:04
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    #24: CEO & Founder, James Craighead, Talks Networking, Real Estate, & Taking a Leap of Faith
    1:07:47
  40. 48.
    #23: Is Sunday the Start to the Modern Work Week?
    18:41
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    #22: Building A Strategic Narrative That Drives Results
    25:48
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    #21: HR Professional, Indiana Ahn, Stops By to Talk Interviews, Pay Inequality, and Much More
    1:19:22

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