April 25, 2022

Revealing Untold Stories

In today’s episode, our host John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) had the pleasure of speaking with Snigdha Sur, founder and CEO of The Juggernaut. The Juggernaut is a premium media company and community focusing on global South Asian stories for the diaspora and beyond.

We’ll dive into the geniuses behind Sur's media company from its name to how she successfully pitched to preeminent companies such as Y Combinator and Precursor Ventures. We will also discuss the effectiveness of running subscription-based business model, Sur's mission to diversify storytelling and the importance of uncovering stories untold by mainstream media.

April 11, 2022

Beyond Classroom Learning

In this episode, our host John Rebecchi Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) is joined by Cristina Seaman, associate adjunct professor of management and marketing studies and founder of Sprinkle Me Desserts, a successful home-based bakery company.

We’ll discuss how Seaman turned the challenges posed by the pandemic into an opportunity to transform her passion into a successful business. She will walk us through her strategies in starting a business from scratch, developing a budget, and conducting market research, and will offer tips on achieving profitability goals. We'll also learn why the willingness to take actions and risks is crucial in an entrepreneur’s journey.

March 28, 2022

Create Your Opportunity

The job search process can be challenging whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional. In this episode, our host John Rebecchi  Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83), sat down with Maria Frey, President of Executive Consultants of New York, Corp., and CEO & Founder of the ECNY Foundation, Inc., organizations that promote workforce and career strategy training.

Frey will walk us through techniques to identify and present your core offerings, skill sets, and what to include in your elevator pitch and resume. We will also discuss the importance of networking, cultivating professional relationship, and uncover strategies of using LinkedIn to attract potential employers.

March 14, 2022

Timeless Legacy

In celebration of Women’s History Month, our host John Rebecchi, (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. welcomes Esther Fortunoff-Greene, President and CEO of Fortunoff Fine Jewelry. Over the course of a 30-year career, Fortunoff-Greene worked in her family's chain of department stores. There she made a significant impact in transforming Fortunoff into an institution and a go-to store for millions in search of fine jewelry.

Join us as we explore the hundred-year history of Fortunoff and discover the secrets behind its success. We’ll learn why Fortunoff invests heavily in employee growth and development, and the importance of living your values, in this case by promoting women jewelry designers and women-owned businesses and supporting local charities. Fortunoff-Greene will also explain why it's important to be passionate in your work and why building trust is crucial in the jewelry industry.

February 28, 2022

High-Integrity Selling

Why is sales training often overlooked when revenue growth is so important? In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. is joined by Rich Isaac, Sales and Business Development Training Expert, and Founder and CEO of Sandler Training, a Hauppauge, NY-based Sandler Training program, providing sales and leadership training services.

Rich will share insights to help entrepreneurs when managing a sales team, and how to overcome potential selling pitfalls, including self-limiting beliefs, the prospect’s unique challenges, the marketplace, and competitors. We will also learn the importance of developing a sales training program.

Get in touch with Rich Isaac on LinkedIn.

February 14, 2022

Gaming, Metaverse and Beyond

There's a lot of buzz around the topic of the Metaverse within the recent months. Despite the current enthusiasm, many questions remain. This week, we are joined by Viranda Tantula, and Michael Polier, co-founders of Potion Projects. Potion Projects is a consulting firm helping brands, esports, artists and entrepreneurs develop strategies to engage users in the new environment of the metaverse and emerging technologies such as blockchain, virtual reality, web3.0, and NFTs.

We’ll discuss how the metaverse interconnects with the real world, and what role might cryptocurrency play in future economic model. Viranda and Michael will share their strategies for brands to market themselves in a multidimensional future and valuable insights for entrepreneurs venturing into virtual space.

Get in touch with Viranda Tantula on LinkedIn, Twitter and Clubhouse. You can also get in touch with Michael Polier on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

In this episode, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. welcomes Rohini Anand, Ph.D, author, a sought-after expert, strategic global business leader, founder and CEO of Rohini Anand LLC. Rohini Anand LLC is a company providing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) advisory services to clients in the public and private sectors.   

Growing up in Mumbai, India, Dr. Anand considered her move to North America an inflection point in her life. Dr. Anand’s DEI journey was a calling and a reminder that our personal story matters. Discover the process of implementing successful DEI program, how to measure DEI and why fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion is so important.

Get in touch with Rohini Anand, Ph.D. on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Learn about Dr. Anand's new book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations.

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In this week’s episode, our host John Rebecchi,Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) had the pleasure of speaking with Rooly Eliezerov, entrepreneur, author and co-founder of Gigya. Gigya is a customer identity and access management (CIAM) solutions integrated with the world’s leading Customer Data Platform, SAP.

Rooly will walk us through his entrepreneurial journey and share his strategies on building trust. We’ll discuss an effective pitch deck that incorporates smart questions, recommendations when pitching funding sources like venture capital, and how to solve a problem by making your approach unique. We will also learn why active listening by engaging with your coworkers and customers is one of the most important qualities in a future leader.

November 22, 2021

Impactful Leadership

The entrepreneurial path is offered a roller coaster ride with extreme highs and lows.

In this episode, our host John Rebecchi, Ph.D. (M.B.A. ’83) sat down with Hillel Fuld, a Global Speaker, Technology Blogger, Vlogger, Writer and Business Advisor.

Named Israel's top marketer, Hillel shares his journey towards going all in on his passion while dealing with imposter syndrome. Listen in as we learn why writing skills is crucial, how creating FOMO (fear of missing out) is essential as an entrepreneur and what it means to be an impactful leader. 

Get in touch with Hillel Fuld on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

November 8, 2021

The Human Connection

The digital marketing ecosystem is an ever-evolving landscape. As a result, digital marketing professionals are continuously looking for innovative ways to drive engagement and create value.
This week, our host John Rebecchi (M.B.A. ’83), Ph.D. is joined by Jed Morey, CEO and founder of Morey Creative Studios, a Diamond HubSpot Solutions Partner agency specializing in content marketing, CRM development, and accessible web design.
We’ll learn about emerging trends in digital marketing, content development, and skills needed to succeed in a fast-growing industry. Jed will also share the importance of understanding the human element and ways to create an authentic connection.
Get in touch with Jed Morey on Facebook, Twitter and Medium

Support us by sharing or reviewing our podcast series. Recaps and the link to each episode can also be found on our blog, The Achievement Index. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @nyitsom

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