May 18, 2017
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Richard and Joe welcomed Felena Hanson, long-time entrepreneur, marketing maven and founder of Hera Hub. Her 20-year career has spanned from technology start-ups to digital marketing agencies. Some of her former clients include DirecTV, Epson, CNN, and Union Bank. Before becoming an entrepreneur she was Director of Marketing for a venture-backed San Diego internet company that sold to America Online in 2003.
As Felena launched her first business, Perspective Marketing, she found her passion for supporting other female entrepreneurs through leadership roles with several professional women’s organizations, including Ladies Who Launch and Women’s Global Network.
Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs. This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for growing businesses. Hera Hub members have access to a professional space to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. The business supports hundreds of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits in over 16 industry segments.
After building three successful locations, she franchised the business and is expanding across the United States. Her next goal is to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by 2020.
Felena is a published author and international speaker. Her book, “Flight Club – Rebel, Reinvent, and Thrive: How to Launch Your Dream Business” is available on Amazon.
Felena is passionate about education, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of San Diego and her MBA from California State University Dominguez Hills. She taught Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and at California State University Dominguez Hills for the MBA online program for eight years.
Felena and Hera Hub have been featured in Inc Magazine, the BBC News, Forbes, and the New York Times. She has been nominated for numerous small business awards and has been rewarded for her efforts by winning the 2012 “Women Business Owner of the Year” award and the 2014 “Women Advocate of the Year” award from the San Diego chapter of the National Organization of Women Business Owners. In 2014 she also won the “Small Business Champion of the Year” award from the San Diego Small Business Administration.
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April 11, 2015Richard and Joe interviewed Sean Spear, Business Manager of the Southern California for Bisnow. Bisnow is commercial real estate site that was launched in Washington DC in 2007 and now has more than 32 offices across the nation. Sean has recently opened a San Diego office to promote the events that his company hosts. These ... Read more
April 3, 2015Richard and Joe welcomed back sponsor and friend, Carl Sheeler of Berkeley Research Group, LLC. Dr. Sheeler recently published a book, Equity Valuation: A Tool to Enhance Value and Mitigate Risk. The book focuses on how to apply valuation techniques and leverage human capital and operational effectiveness. Dr. Sheeler is retained by companies as a “Strategic ... Read more
March 28, 2015Richard and Joe sat down and talked to local activist, Aaron Byzak, who is the founder of Hazel’s Army. Mr. Byzak and his advocacy group have spearheaded reform in the laws and health codes governing assisted living communities and state-run retirement facilities. Along the way, they have discovered the benefits of bridging the gap between ... Read more
March 26, 2015Drew Freides and Michael Kanigher have been recognized as industry leaders. Drew Freides Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors, 2015 Drew Freides Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2015 Drew Freides & Michael Kanigher Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisor, 2015 Michael Kanigher Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014, 2015 Drew Freides Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2013 Read more
March 20, 2015Richard and Joe welcomed director and producer, Denny Tedesco. Mr. Tedesco is the son of the late American master session musician and renowned jazz and bebop guitarist, Tommy Tedesco, in The Wrecking Crew. When his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Denny decided that the world needed to hear the story of the studio musicians ... Read more
March 13, 2015The show welcomed a new sponsor, Marrs Maddocks & Associates A Division of HUB International Insurance Services Inc. Neal Stehly, executive Vice President, Benefits Division of sponsor is a native of San Diego. He attended the University of San Diego, earning a degree in political science. He has been in the the Employee Benefits field ... Read more
March 7, 2015Richard and Joe welcomed the first place winner of Pitch Fest, Jon Margalit. Though born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, he moved down to the San Diego area for college, graduated from San Diego State, and has been in love with San Diego ever since. Hailing from a long line of sales people, ... Read more
February 27, 2015This was the third and final segment of interviews with presenters from the 5th Annual Servant Leadership Institute’s National Conference. Richard first interviewed Steven M.R. Covey, who is one of the three keynote speakers of the conference. Mr. Covey has long been a thought leader on the topic of leadership. His book, The SPEED of ... Read more
February 21, 2015This was the second part of the three part series on the Servant Leadership Institute’s 5th Annual Conference. Richard interviewed two of the keynote speakers, Ken Blanchard and Debbie Marriott Harrison. Mr. Blanchard has been at the forefront of molding American business leadership since 1979, when he and his wife founded, The Ken Blanchard Companies. Ms. ... Read more
February 14, 2015Richard had the pleasure to interview two of the presenters at the 5th Annual Servant Leadership Conference, Cheryl Bachelder and Scott Schimmel. Richard recently interviewed Ms. Bachelder, CEO Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. with his wife Mari, to discuss her views on the movement of servant leadership. In March of this year her book, Dare to ... Read more