Tech Pro Unicorn Podcast

Michael Grace

Tech Pro Unicorn discusses the topics of ERP, Technology, Healthcare, Business Transformation, Intelligent Automation, Leadership, Digital Transformation through commentary and interviews. Sponsored by RPI Consultants.Through thoughtful questions the guest stories are brought to life and lessons shared with the listeners.

Leadership Lessons and Learning From Plants - Nature Inspired Mentor - Tigrilla Gardenia
27-07-2022
Leadership Lessons and Learning From Plants - Nature Inspired Mentor - Tigrilla Gardenia
Fascinated by nature since her earliest memories, Tigrilla Gardenia turned that passion into her vocation.   Her journey began in a polyethnic childhood. She earned a degree in music and electrical engineering, entering the high-tech corporate world via RealNetworks and Microsoft in the early days of the internet.    The desire to escape the confines of the corporate world proved too strong, and Tigrilla soon began following her own spiritual path. She co-owned a circus, produced intentional dance events, taught Kabbalah, and even toured with Cirque du Soleil.    Today, she works as a Nature-Inspired Mentor, Leadership Coach, and studies Plant Intelligence and the Effects of Plant Music on Human Health.    Tigrilla has the honor of being a Damanhur citizen in Italy — one of the largest spiritual eco-communities in the world.    Her roots are firmly planted in the arts, communication, and the avant-garde. Tigrilla uses her expertise to empower mission-driven leaders to achieve personal and professional success by integrating nature-inspired innovation in order to bring meaning to Life and make an impact with work. She is an influential speaker and mentor, running courses and workshops on reconnection with the plant kingdom.   Always eager to learn, she studied with some of the greatest minds in bio-inspired sciences, gaining a masters degree in Futuro Vegetale (Vegetal Future): plants, social innovation, design under Stefano Mancuso, University of Florence. She has also studied Biomimicry for Social Innovation and Product Development.    Tigrilla is a World Ambassador for Plant Intelligence and champions connection to nature as the basis for long-term health, happiness, and success. www.tigrillagardenia.com
Isometric Exercise Can Lower Your Blood Pressure With CEO Of Zona Health Mark Young
22-07-2022
Isometric Exercise Can Lower Your Blood Pressure With CEO Of Zona Health Mark Young
Mark young has a résumé steeped in business startups and entrepreneurial ventures, Mark Young joined the Zona Health team in 2016 with a single purpose: to make the Zona Plus a household name. To say that Young’s background is diverse would be an understatement, but “one consistent thread ties it all together,” he would say, “and that is a passion for education … delivering practical solutions in a way that invites people in.” And, at Zona Health, education is the key to engagement. Although Young’s credentials are impressive on their own (holding a variety of graduate degrees), he says that it is experience that matters most. Credited for the launch of previous tech startups, Young is no stranger to the world of compliance, marketing, and scalable growth.The Zona Plus – The Blood Pressure BiohackThe Zona Plus continues to be the biohacker’s choice for full-body cardiovascular conditioning. The Zona Plus uses the proven science of isometric therapy to lower blood pressure and increase nitric oxide throughout the body – naturally.Using the science of isometrics, the Zona Plus combines hand grip exercise with a series of algorithms to trigger the body’s parasympathetic response, responsible for such functions as heart rate and blood pressure. It is the ultimate biohack with a systemic benefit.I am amazed to learn of the science behind his healthcare tool to lower blood pressure without pills! Mark and Michael discuss the science, why insurance companies are slow to adapt and reimburse, etc.USE CODE grace100 to get $100 off!www.zona.com
How To Be Successful With YouTube - Tim Schmoyer of Video Creators
15-07-2022
How To Be Successful With YouTube - Tim Schmoyer of Video Creators
In 2006 Tim was dating a girl in graduate school and wanted to introduce her to his family across the country. He had just heard of a website called YouTube and figured videos would be a perfect way to do it. Today we would call them vlogs, but back then it was just being awkward in public with a camera as he went out to dinner, to the park, and hung out playing video games with his girlfriend.But then other people started watching, which freaked him out a bit, so he started digging into YouTube to figure out how these people were finding his videos, why they were watching, and what kept them coming back for more.At the time he was a youth pastor because he loved seeing people’s lives changed. Few things energized him as much as seeing relationships thrive between teenagers and their parents, marriages healed, people leaving destructive habits behind them, and people’s faith deepening.Later that year, Tim married his girlfriend and they quickly grew their channel to over 1 million people a month. He was seeing more stories of life change coming from what he and his wife were doing online than he had ever experienced in his full time job. He regularly heard stories of people who didn’t commit suicide because of videos he had made. Teens were changing their standard for the kinds of people they were dating and would one day marry. Others who were already married were heading towards divorce, but saved their marriages because of videos Tim and his wife had made. He loved it!Tim thought, “I’m reaching my million people a month with a message that’s changing lives, but what kind of impact could I have on the world I could help others reach their 1 million people a month with their message to change lives?”So, in 2011 he became the first creator to start training YouTube creators how to reproduce his results.Today his company, Video Creators, has been featured by FOX, Forbes, BBC, and even by YouTube themselves. He’s done YouTube strategy for brands like Disney, HBO, Budweiser, eBay, Warner Brothers, Dave Ramsey, television stars, and new creators alike. His team at Video Creators has helped their clients organically earn over 14 billion views and 61 million subscribers!Sometimes I get to fanboy over a product I have used and this is one of those. Tim has a great community and well laid out programs that I am proud to personally recommend. Tim is the leader in the YouTube space and you will learn a lot in this episode from his wisdom.
Exponential Mindset - Being Exponential - Better Leaders - XMBA - Aaron Bare
24-06-2022
Exponential Mindset - Being Exponential - Better Leaders - XMBA - Aaron Bare
Aaron Bare’s life purpose is to create One-Million Exponential Leaders. He is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of Exponential Theory and the Creator of the XMBA (eXponential Mindsets, Beliefs, and Attitudes - Group Coaching Program), and the "XX Podcast; Two Exponentials in a Flat World." Beyond traveling to over 90 countries and all 50 States, Aaron has facilitated innovation and strategy at over 500 companies and appeared on 20 of the top 250 podcasts. He is highlighted as 10 Leaders to Watch in 2022, listed on 50 under 50 Leaders, 40 under 40 Leaders, 35 under 35 Entrepreneurs, and one of his companies has been awarded “Most Innovative Company in the U.S.” His award-winning digital strategy firm had clients such as Google, Council for Foreign Relations, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, Dannon, Emerson, Comedy Central, Telemundo & Dell, where he built over 100 software projects focused on growth hacking leveraging the viral loop.  Aaron is also a Certified Big Historian, Certified Professional Philosopher, and was the creator of the Oxford Leadership Online Certified Coach, which is closing in on over One-Million participants. As a former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University (Ranked #1 in Innovation, 7 years in a Row) and Singularity University at NASA Ames campus in Mountainview, California, Aaron has been exposed to some of the most repeatable, predictable, scalable, and sustainable business models. He currently focuses on helping individuals explore Ancient Wisdom, Repeating Histories, and Modern Science through his XMBA program that focuses on Unlearning, Reprogramming, and creating the Growth Mindset to ultimately create an eXponential Mindsets, Beliefs, and Attitudes. He also helps companies through customized solutions to scale their Exponential Leadership and Business Models.  Aaron Bare holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MA from Indiana University. He lives in Arizona.  Learn more about Aaron Bare at  Michael and Aaron had a great discussion of what being an exponential leader looks like.  An expert in leadership, consulting to many of Americas companies, Aaron share his experience and stories on how to be a better leader.#exponentialtheory #exponentialleadership
Technology Mindfulness - How To Be More Productive With Technology - Humans First Founder - Rob Krecak
10-06-2022
Technology Mindfulness - How To Be More Productive With Technology - Humans First Founder - Rob Krecak
Rob is a thrill-seeker, self-professed nerd, question asker, voracious reader, competitor, keynote speaker, and business builder.  When he first got his Wall Street job as a sell-side equity analyst out of college, he thought he’d made it. After buying everything he wanted on his wishlist, he realized that he still wasn’t happy. He listened to his deep-down desire to help more people by leaving finance to eventually own three Anytime Fitness health clubs and four uBreakiFix cell phone repair stores.   As someone vulnerable to technology’s addictive hold from a young age—video games and Facebook in particular—Rob is on a mission to help individuals and companies reduce burnout and get back time to master their careers and lives. He founded Humans First to provide a one-of-a-kind coaching experience that analyzes and coaches people’s efficiency and energy by paying attention to their mindfulness with technology.   Rob thinks there is always something to be learned from everyone, and he lets his curiosity guide his conversations. In his spare time, he likes to do CrossFit, better himself through reading, travel, and spend time with his wife Niki. and Michael talk about this pressing trend to overuse technology. How do you find a balance? Rob shares tips on how to limit technology use and even become more productive in your job. In mental health awareness month, this topic is especially important! Technology use left unmonitored can have a negative impact, especially to children.#technology #mindfulness #limittechnology