YOP149: Creating Extraordinary from Nothing with Stephen Shedletzky

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Bio: Stephen Shedletzky strives to engage people in meaningful ways. He supports leaders and teams as they create environments where their people feel inspired to go to work (and feel safe and valued while they are there), so they can go on to accomplish remarkable things.

As the founder of his company, InspirAction, and head engagement officer with Simon Sinek’s team at Start With Why, Stephen serves those inspired by the movement to inspire and live in service to others. He speaks, leads workshops, consults and coaches to help leaders and organizations discover, articulate and live their Why–their driving purpose, cause, or belief, with clients including the Business Development Bank of Canada, the Ontario Provincial Police, Rutgers University, Travel Alberta, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and the Toronto Management Exchange.

Stephen graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with an Honours in Business Administration, focusing on leadership, communication, and strategy, and also co-hosts and co-produces the Start With Why Podcast, downloaded in over 150 countries worldwide.

YOP148: The Art of Likability with Arel Moodie

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Bio: Arel Moodie is a national best selling author and has been a featured speaker at the White House and has been personally acknowledged for his work by President Obama.

Inc. Magazine called Arel a “High-Energy, Motivator” and named him to their “30 Under 30 list” of top American entrepreneurs under 30 years old joining people like Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.

Essence Magazine said “Arel should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories…He is America’s Top Young Speaker.”

Arel has been quoted in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Portfolio, Fox Small Business, Yahoo! Finance, & USA Today.

Arel was named by the prestigious St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland as one of the 100 Leaders of Tomorrow.

Black Enterprise Magazine named Arel as one of their “Tycoons Under 35”.

Arel Moodie has giving many popular TEDx talks including topics such as likability and innovation. He hosts one of the top career podcasts on iTunes, The Art of Likability, which is listened to in over 140 countries world wide. He is a contributor to Forbes, The Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post as well.

Arel grew up on welfare in the projects of Brooklyn, NY where he witnessed those around him being murdered and imprisoned. Using determination and applying what he teaches in his presentations he was able to build a million dollar event production and education company while still in his 20s.

As a professional speaker he has spoken to over 300,000 people in 48 states and 5 countries. 

For fun, Arel likes to dance; he has preformed at Madison Square Garden and his wedding dance video on YouTube has over three million views.

YOP147: Internet Business Mastery with Jason Van Orden

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Bio: I’m an internet entrepreneur and podcaster. My passion for business and internet marketing brought me into the podcasting space. Currently I work with companies and individuals to develop a internet marketing strategy, particularly using podcasting, blogging and other social media strategies.

I speak and conduct workshops on the topics of podcasting and internet marketing. Past speaking engagements include CES, the National Association of Podcasting, the Corporate Podcasting Summit and the New Media Expo.

I’m the author of “Promoting Your Podcast” which is available in all major book outlets.

In addition I’m always working on new ways to generate passive income online.

Specialties: podcasting, podcast marketing, Internet marketing, search engine optimization, pay-per-click and paid search advertising, web site conversion, email list marketing, information marketing, blogging, social media