Quantum Leap Podcast (LIVE) Episode #15: "Copywriting Tips and Tricks During COVID-19," w/ Gio Marcus
In this interview, co-hosts Cory Nott and I interview professional copywriter Gio Marcus to get her insights on effective copywriting and marketing during COVID-19. For more on Gio visit her website at: www.copymafia.org
This interview premiered on Facebook Live on Oct. 20th at 1pm.
Quantum Leap Live Episode #13: "How to Step Up Your Marketing and Branding During COVID-19," w/ Ashley Shoemaker
Check out this interview with rising star Ashley Shoemaker who is turning heads in the social media and marketing space for her many talents including branding, photography, video production and more.
Connect with Ashley below:
Ashley Shoemaker Creative Director
phone: 415-310-7817 and (800)-306-9295
Marketing Website: www.indigosocialmediamarketing.com
Photography Website: www.indigomomentsphotography.com
Here is the original Oct. 6th Facebook Live broadcast
Quantum Leap Live Episode #14: “Top Oakland Business Banker Sets “Gold Standard” for Business & Community Leadership,” w/ Dale Marie Golden
By David Kersten, Creator of Quantum Leap
On Oct. 13th podcast co-host Cory Nott and I were thrilled to interview Dale Marie Golden, vice president at Bridge Bank in Oakland and someone who exemplifies the “gold standard” for business and community leadership in the City of Oakland and beyond.
Dale Marie shared her many insights on how she continues to thrive during COVID-19, her personal and professional story and why she believes it is particularly important to give back to the community during these challenging times.
It comes down to keeping a positive “attitude” Dale Marie says, who demonstrates the often forgotten point that to help others we first need to help and take care of ourselves, which in turn increases our capacity to help others.
I commended Dale Marie for serving as an inspiring “role model” during a time when we need good role models the most. Specifically, she has built an impressive career as a bank at Bridge Bank, now serving as vice president, but has leveraged that success to give back to the community in a myriad of ways including serving on the board of Leadership Oakland, helping non-profits raise money during these times, inspiring, mentoring and helping other business owners.
Dale Marie “walks the talk” every week at her business networking chapter that she helped created more than 10 years ago with Eloise Middleton, who we were fortunate enough to have join us on the broadcast as well.
Middleton spoke very highly of Dale Marie, and is also one of Oakland’s top producing business and community leaders, having helped many people of color buy homes and get into the intimidating East Bay real estate market.
Middleton has posted some impressive sales numbers recently, that are literally off the charts in terms of production and results provided for her clients. Eloise can be reached at www.homesbyeloise.com or via phone at (510) 386-0547.
Co-host Cory Nott, who also banks with Dale Marie, provided a first-hand testimonial for Dale Marie, noting her great customer service and what a pleasure she is to work with. Cory also went through the Leadership Oakland program, which Dale Marie is a part of and recommends it to any aspiring business and political leaders in the City of Oakland. Keep an eye out for future podcast segments on Leadership Oakland.
This was a powerful interview and we want to thank Dale Marie for being a beacon of hope, opportunity and genuine good spirits during a time when everyone needs this the most.
Dale Marie also spoke very highly of Bridge Bank for a great slate of business services, customer service, and ensuring that the benefits it provides return to the local communities and economies from which they came, and that’s why many non-profits and other Oakland business leaders bank with Dale Marie—who truly is the “gold standard” for not only business banking in Oakland, but also business and community leadership. And we are all grateful for that.
We look forward to keeping in touch with her and hopefully having her back on the broadcast at some point.
If you are a business owner or entrepreneur in the East Bay Area, we highly recommend reaching out to Dale Marie Golden for help with your business and personal banking needs.
You can find Dale Marie Golden on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dale-marie-golden-484b506/ Or call her business line at (510) 899-7500.
And please do not hesitate to reach out to co-host Cory Nott or I for a personal referral and introduction to Dale Marie and all that she can do for you and the banking needs that you and your business have.
Perhaps the best way to catch up with both Dale Marie and Eloise Middleton is to visit their BNI chapter called “Visions of Exchange” which meets every Tuesday morning at 7am. To sign-up as a visitor click here: https://bnisfbay.com/en-US/chapterdetail?chapterId=kP74qKsQFjJGITU5MNOfrA%3D%3D&name=Visions%20of%20Exchange
This broadcast premiered on Facebook Live at 1pm on October 13, but has also been uploaded to You Tube for easier and broader dissemination.
Link to Original Oct. 6th Facebook Live Broadcast
Quantum Leap Podcast Episode #12: Leveraging NLP & the Subconscious Mind to Achieve Business Success During COVID-19,” w/ Jake Ralston
In this episode co-host Cory Nott and I interview hypnotherapist Jake Ralston to discuss his innovative training program for business owners and how we can leverage the power of the subconscious mind to achieve business success, even during COVID-19.
Jake is one of those people who has had a big influence on my recent personal development by introducing me to the world NLP and the teachings of key innovators in the field such as Milton H. Erickson, Richard Bandler and John Grinder.
There is so much power and insights locked up in these teachings, that if harnessed and practiced can definitely help generate a quantum leap in your business and professional life.
We only touched on the tip of the iceberg in this interview, and I definitely suggest reaching out to Jake to discuss how he can take you deeper and use these insights to help you overcome obstacles in your business.
Co-host Cory Nott actually went through Jake’s business NLP training and has incorporated a number of his teachings into his coaching practice. And I have seen how beneficial this knowledge is to coaching and business development—invaluable and holds a huge competitive advantage that can set you apart from the competition.
My suggestion is to book a consultation with Jake to discuss his NLP business training and also consider scheduling individual sessions with Jake where he can take you through some of his exercises to help you overcome any perceived obstacles in your path and teach you how to begin to use your mind to generate the results you want.
Jake is putting on a seminar on how to use self-hypnosis to create the results you want through the Berkeley Adult School on November 7th from 10-11:30am. To register click here.
Jake can be reached via email at: email@example.com and phone at (707) 490-4051. Check out Jake on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakeralston
Quantum Leap Podcast Episode #11: "African Safari Tours and International Travel During COVID-19," w/ Phil Bennett, On Safari-In
In this episode, co-host Cory Nott and I interview African Safari guide Phil Bennett regarding what is going on with international travel during COVID-19 and what his plans are for future safaris in 2021.
In this interview we discuss the impressive safari trips that Phil offers such as the “great migration,” his story and experience as well as his conservation efforts and public speaking career.
Phil is an expert African Safari guide who has guided safaris for more than 20 years in key regions in Africa. He specializes in customized trips that take participants into the outback on walking tours to see the animals in their natural habitat and leverages his contacts on the continent to give participants a unique experience that departs from many preconceived notions about safaris.
Phil is also an avid conservationist who give regular talks on conservation in Africa around the Bay Area and beyond. You can book him as a speaker at your local community organization or Rotary Club.
One thing I really appreciate about Phil is his outlook on safaris which is one of great respect for the environment and natural habitat and belief that humans should leave the environment the same or better as they initially found it. In this vein, he sets a great example and serves as a role model for exploring the continent as a respectful visitor, guide and conservationist, who seeks to protect and conserve.
Phil is current scheduling trips for early 2021 and can develop a customized trip for you and your family or business colleagues based on your unique needs and desires.
To get in touch with Phil you can visit his website at www.onsafari-in.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (813) 330-1819.
Phil is originally from Bristol, England and moved to the states several years ago to pursue his safari business and public speaking career on conservation issues. He is married and expecting a baby soon.
Quantum Leap Podcast Episode #10: “Money Pages: Achieving Advertising Success in Oakland During COVID-19,” w/ Nancy Williams (Released 9.20.20)
By David Kersten, Creator of Quantum Leap
In this episode, co-host Cory Nott and I interview Nancy Williams to assess the benefits of print advertising in her new Oakland-based franchise publication titled “Money Pages,” which provides top quality monthly advertising and coupons for Oakland-based businesses.
Nancy Williams has a background in helping entrepreneurs, particularly women, start and run successful franchise business, and now recently bought her own franchise called “Money Pages,” which is a national company that operates in various markets around the country.
Nancy purchased the Oakland edition of “Money Pages” and has been reaching out to Oakland-based businesses (i.e. real estate, health & wellness, restaurants) about advertising in the publication to reach an initial 75,000 Oakland-based households who earn in excess of $65,000 annually.
Cory Nott and I concluded that the publication provides “a lot of bang for the buck” for advertising and marketing dollars spent during COVID-19. In particular, Nancy stated that perhaps the focus of advertising has swung too far in direction of the digital realm, which has created a big opportunity for top-quality print advertising in a publication such as “Money Pages.”
In short, there is so little quality print advertising out there, that the print advertising out there can really stand out and help businesses reach their customers more effectively and at lower cost than utilizing digital platforms.
I suggested that this has possibly become more evident in recent years as digital users become less clear who their digital advertising is reaching, and many of the statistics on digital platforms can be either inflated, unreliable or just plain ineffective such as views, engagement, and video views.
Nancy has also stated that she has some very interesting plans for the future of the publication such as profiling Oakland business districts, businesses and other items of interest to the Oakland community.
To get in touch with Nancy Williams to find out more about how to advertise in Money Pages or about her future plans for the publication feel free to reach out to her via email at Nancy.email@example.com or phone at (510) 455-2204.
Quantum Leap Podcast Episode #9: “Success Strategies to Generate a Quantum Leap in Your Business and Professional Life During COVID-19,” w/ Pradnya Leitner
By David Kersten, Co-Creator of Quantum Leap
In this episode my esteemed co-host Cory Nott and I interview business and personal success coach Pradnya Leitner to discuss how to generate a quantum leap for your business and professional life during COVID-19.
Pradnya is the “best in the business” in the Bay Area when it comes to mindset practices which form the foundation of personal and business success. This Quantum Leap interview was the second of a two part interview which began with Pradnya’s live broadcast on the Ripple Effect Live with guest co-host Terri Wade. To view that earlier episode click here (see Episode #2, 8/25/20): https://www.davidmkersten.com/the-ripple-effect-2020.html
As my business coach, and the coach of many successful entrepreneurs in the Bay Area and beyond. And Pradnya was a key big inspiration behind the creation of this podcast.
In this podcast, Pradnya dives deeper into this concept of a “quantum leap” to explain the mechanics and how to begin generating a quantum leap in your life.
The concept starts from the premise that most people are only using less than 10% of their capacity for success and the path forward lies in unlocking this untapped potential.
“There is infinite potential within us,” Pradnya says, and the power lies in finding out how to unlock and utilize that potential in our lives. That starts with changing limiting beliefs, our paradigms, and other habits and bad mindsets that hold us back and sabotage our potential for success.
I provide the analogy or metaphor that most people are gifted the equivalent of a “rocketship” which can fly them to the moon, or further, but they never find out how to fly the “rocketship” and spend most of their time on the landing pad, despite the great potential to accomplish much better things.
Pradnya compares her teachings to providing an “instruction manual” for how to unlock our untapped potential and generate the results in our lives that we have always wanted, which is indeed a quantum leap for many who she has taught and continues to teach.
We also discuss some of the differences in business coaching, and what makes Pradnya unique in the field.
To get in touch with Pradnya feel free to reach out to me for a personal introduction or connect with her at:
TURN YOUR THINKING INTO RESULTS
Part I of Pradnya Interview, Ripple Effect Live Episode w/ Pradnya Leitner (8/25/20)
Ripple Effect Live Episode #3 (8/31/20): "Truth Not Trends Founders Lay Down Gauntlet on How to Get Fit During COVID-19"
In this dynamic and engaging interview, co-hosts Erika Gimbel and David Kersten interview the founders of Truth Not Trends (TNT) fitness experts Jesse Schmidt and Liam Bauer about how to get and stay fit during COVID-19.
Liam has trained some of the world's elite athletes including MMA fighters and figure skaters as well as anyone else looking to get in shape, and brings a down-to-earth, real-world perspective to physical training based on what works and produces results, which is not necessarily the latest trendy workout.
Jesse Schmidt is Liam's fitness protege and brings a unique energy and perspective to physical training that really resonated with us and our audience.
As a team, Jesse and Liam have "pivoted" their business during COVID-19 to offer virtual training sessions and fitness packages.
Dale Marie Golden, a banker with Bridge Bank, joined the live broadcast to provide a testimonial for Truth Not Trends, having just competed a workout with them earlier that morning.
Dale Marie said the work out helped her feel great and provide the peace of mind that helped her close a major bank loan deal later that same morning. "Boom," Dale Marie, quipped, an icon in Oakland for her positive, upbeat attitude and many accomplishments and accolades including being a successful banker, serving a leadership role in Leadership Oakland, and working with various non-profits to better the local community.
Here are a few other bullet points on why you might want to consider TNT to get fit during COVID-19:
To find out more please visit: https://truthnottrends.com/
Jesse and Liam actually started TNT as a podcast, check it out on iTunes or Spotify or subscribe by visiting their website.
We look forward to keeping in touch with this powerful team to gain continued insights into how to get fit virtually and in-person when things finally start opening up.
The Ripple Effect Live is an innovative live show dedicated to the achievement of better physical, mental and spiritual health during COVID-19 and beyond.
To view current and future episodes check out our web page at: https://www.davidmkersten.com/the-ripple-effect-2020.html
Join Erika Gimbel and David Kersten at noon on Tuesday Aug. 31st for the Ripple Effect Live to discuss how to improve your physical, mental and spiritual health during COVID-19.
In this episode, we welcome fitness training experts Jesse Schmidt and Liam Bauer from Truth Not Trends, better known as TNT, who will throw down the gauntlet on how to get fit during COVID-19.
TNT website: https://truthnottrends.com/
To view the live stream of the Broadcast “like” or follow David Kersten’s Wide Angle Media. Link: https://www.facebook.com/dkwideanglemedia/
See you then.