William Eastman MANAGING PARTNER GROWTHWORX MEDIA & IBGR evp of demand management
"Life only makes sense in retrospect; a life, a career can only be lived in real-time and therefore nothing is predictable or inevitable.”
How I Got Here I am a result focused with over 40 years in the business. That includes training, consulting, and management experience working with leaders in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, software, hospitality, higher education, and online services. My areas of expertise include leadership, team building, coaching & mentoring, organizational design & change, business development, HR solutions, strategic planning, global strategy, startups, and M&A.
Most of my later years have been in fractional consulting and business turnarounds while running several businesses such as Managing Partner of Intellectual Property at the GrowthWorx, where they created a new subsidiary, IBGR. We are building in front of you a 24x7 global internet business radio station based on our IP. All the programming is designed for entrepreneurs and business owners and heard in 177 countries. I am the interim Station Manager and VP for Demand through the end of 2021. IBGR will launch its first Incubator and accelerator programs this year. Prior to my role with GrowthWorx, I held several positions with clients, including Senior Consultant for GreenMark Consulting Group, Director of Innovation at the Celebrity Service Institute, SVP Knowledge Management for the International Speakers Bureau, and the EVP of Consulting Services for Trainingscape. In my early career, I was a Managing Partner for Ken Blanchard Companies, a Team Leader for Economic Development, United Nations Development Programmes West Africa, and served as School Chief of the Leadership Management Program for the United States Coast Guard. If this matters to you - yes I have the required ticket punches: an Executive MS in Management and Organizational Development from California American University, and a BS in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco. What I am really is a serial entrepreneur (5 companies), and hold many certifications and has over 15,000 hours as a trainer and facilitator; bhah, bhah, bhah.
"When we begin to see the world from the inside out, life will happen through us instead of to us."
Donna Kunde is one of IBGR's founders and started her career in radio at WNTW on it's Sales 2020 Show. In her role as EVP Supply Management she is responsible for day-to-day station operations and the quality of programming - both show topics and OnAir Talent.
She is an internationally recognized Business Coach and Trainer bringing 20+ years’ experience in military leadership. Donna has been a serial entrepreneur for the last 25 years owning a range of businesses experiencing the unique challenges solopreneurs face with small business growth.
In addition to her entrepreneurial background, Donna brings 35 years of academic and applied cognitive and behavioral science experience to the IBGR Network. Her specialty is helping organizations navigate through change, challenge and tragedy. The combination of her intensive study of the mind, plus practical applications in human potential, Donna provides a unique perspective on leadership, personal growth, sales, communication, and team building.
A high point of Donna's training career happened when she accompanied Dr. John C. Maxwell and his team on a country transformation mission. At the request of the Costa Rican government, the Maxwell team successfully trained 15,000 Round Table facilitators in three days, resulting in a 2% transformation of that nation and projected to reach another 60,000 Costa Ricans the following week. Her trademark energetic communication style and teaching skills have earned her a reputation as a highly effective speaker and respected facilitator.
Catch Donna every Thursday @2pm EDT for "Building Success Habits".
RICHARD MILLER IBGR VP OF MARKETING
In March of 2021, IBGR created an alliance with Crisp & Co. to outsource its marketing function.
As a result, Brand Director Richard Miller joined the IBGR Executive Team taking responsibility for branding, marketing and sales, whilst continuing his role at Crisp & Co. who provide business insights, creative content and strategic communication to their local, national and international clients.
Richard started his first business at the age of 14 and has thrived on creating and building entrepreneurial opportunities ever since.
He began his advertising career as Agency Sales Executive for Australian TV network Channel 10 in 2006.
Experienced in both media sales and buying, Richard was responsible for multi-million dollar media accounts as National Media Manager for Iceberg Media before co-founding Crisp & Co. in 2009 (formally Crisp Advertising).
Taking a pragmatic and results focused return on investment approach has established Crisp & Co. as the go to creative and communications agency for businesses seeking expertise in business insight, creative content and strategic communication.
Catch Richard every Wednesday @9am AEDT for "Building Brands & Selling Stuff"
Steve Sweeney IBGR Director of Talent Development
Steve joined IBGR in December of 2021 bringing his considerable expertise in the development of people, specifically in a networking and presenting capacity. Currently he is the Owner and Head Trainer of ARTA, the Australian Referral Training Academy. His maxim, it’s better to attract buyers than to sell, is the cornerstone of his philosophy and guides every detail of the company. Steve has trained thousands of business owners and their sales teams to attract business via referrals through such organizations as BNI and Business in Heels. Now he’s working to assist various co-working spaces to recover from COVID and a host of independent networking groups.
Steve's role at IBGR is to help transform business owners with considerable expertise in their field into On-Air Talent who know how to win the hearts and minds of their audience. His training takes them through how to –
Build a Show
Build a Season
Build an Audience
Develop a likable On-Air Persona
Turn Listeners into Customers
This enables presenters to become persons of influence in their area of expertise by boosting their credibility, reach and ability to connect with their audience in the broadcasting environment. Interested in learning more about becoming an announcer at IBGR? Contact Steve at email@example.com
Catch Steve every Wednesday @12pm AEDT for "The Referral Guy".
RAJ KAPUR IBGR DIRECTOR SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Raj is the first subject matter expert to join the IBGR OnAir team in April 2020. He has upgraded his role at IBGR with a goal to replicate his success building a social media following. Raj is responsible for Facebook & LinkedIn Marketing.
Raj is an Executive/Leadership Coach who believes in building World Class “Super Leaders,” One Executive at a time. He is an Award-winning, C-suite leader and certified executive and leadership coach who has built, developed, and led large, globally-competitive teams, provided transformational coaching to maximize productivity, improve staff morale, and inculcate powerful leadership skills — experience in for-profit and non-profit sectors. He leveraged leadership skills to transform struggling companies.
With over 25+ years’ experience and leadership wisdom backed by a toolkit of the world’s best leadership resources and cutting-edge techniques and ideas, Raj has leveraged proven leadership methods to develop super leaders that transformed not only themselves and their teams but also the entire organization at various levels.
His corporate experience includes a background in managing budgets exceeding tens of millions of dollars, turning-around companies, maximizing profits, and catapulting business success while working with CEO/board of directors.
Catch Raj every Monday @3pm EDT for "Guidance To Wealth"
RAVIN S. PAPIAH IBGR DIRECTOR OF SALES
Ravin joined the Executive Team at IBGR in March 2021. His role is to work with Demand Management and Marketing to build a global sales force. Ravin and the team are experimenting with several different designs including MLM to be an on-the-ground sales force helping business owners solve problems.
He is also is an Executive Director for The John Maxwell Team, certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, Ravin is equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help our audience improve productivity, performance, and profitability.
However, the area he excels in is the building of sales forces. Most business owners have great ideas and technical competence for the product or service they deliver, the challenge is selling.
Catch Ravin every Thursday @1pm GMT for "The Mindset of a Wining Entrepreneur".
JOIN US and Let's Grow Together. IBGR is a Global Network of Entrepreneurs. The Executive Team at IBGR have over a century of experience in radio, consulting, coaching, and training. Join business owners from around the world as we connect, support and grow together. We are currently heard in 169 countries with 180 million English Speaking Business Owners.
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