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The Conference Room with Simon Lader

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Master the strategies you need to develop a high performing business. Hear from the most successful business leaders in conversation with Simon Lader, Co-Founder of global Executive Search firm Salisi Human Capital, and online coaching firm Salisi Academy.

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Episode 89 - Coordinating Chaos: The Life of a Chief Strategy Officer with Andrew Barnett

January 30th, 2023


In this week’s episode, we welcome the Chief Strategy Officer for Cymulate, Andrew Barnett, as he explains the life of a Chief Strategy Officer, and …

Episode 88 - Increase Your Email Deliverability with Scott Hartley

January 23rd, 2023


In this week’s episode, we welcome a Serial entrepreneur and founder of MasterPlan4Success, Scott Hartley, as he teaches us all about email …

Episode 87 - No More Awkward Sales, thanks to Conversational Sales Flow with Ryleigh Klimenko

January 16th, 2023


In this week’s episode, we welcome a highly sought-after business sales coach, Ryleigh Klimenko, as she teaches us high conversion heart-centered …

Episode 86 - Demystifying Your Marketing Strategy - its all in the numbers! with Guy Powell

January 10th, 2023


In this week’s episode, Guy Powell, a video marketing strategist, shares how to make videos quick, simple, and impactful to scaling a business.



January 2nd, 2023


In this week’s episode, we'll be going back and revisiting some of the best pieces of advice that our guests gave in 2022

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Episode 85 - How To Use Video To Scale Your Lead Generation with India Brown

December 26th, 2022


In this week’s episode, India Brown, a video marketing strategist, as she shares how to make videos quick, simple, and impactful to scaling a …

Episode 84 - The Key to Hiring The Right People To Scale Your Business with Dan Ellis

December 19th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we have with us Dan Ellis, managing director of Townsend Search. He shares his secret to success in retained executive search firm that focuses on accounting and financial services recruitment.

Episode 83 - The Secret to Scaling Your Digital Marketing Success with Chans Weber

December 12th, 2022


In this week’s episode, Chans Weber of Agile & Co joins us as he shares how he turned his life around and built a $15,000 loan from his parents into a digital marketing agency that's closing in on eight figures.

Episode 82 - Taking a Product from Idea to Launch with Karen Mendoza

December 5th, 2022


In this week’s episode, Karen Mendoza of D-BOX Technologies joins us as she shares how working with prominent Japanese multinational video game …

Episode 81 - Scaling a Multinational Startup in a Multicultural World with Ohad Mandelbaum

November 28th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the Chief Revenue Officer of cybersecurity vendor Perimeter 81, Ohad Mandelbaum as he shares his secrets and …

Episode 80 - Turn Your Passion into a Profitable Podcast with Caleigh Bell

November 21st, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome, Caleigh Bell, the founder, and CEO of All Things Podcasting, as she talks about how to turn your passion into a …

Episode 79 - The CMOs Guide to Building a Global Brand with Gily Netzer

November 14th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the Chief Marketing Officer of cybersecurity vendor Perimeter 81, Gily Netzer as she shares some understandings of …

Episode 78 – Delivering the Right PR with Kristin Spiers

August 1st, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome a PR strategist and consultant, Kristin Spiers as she shares some understandings in the world of public relations.

Episode 77 – Working In A Diversified Environment with Arthur Woods

July 25th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome an LGBTQ+ leader, writer & global keynote speaker, Arthur Woods as he talks about the diversity in the …

Episode 76 - The Importance Of Authenticity In Brand Building with Lori Konkler

July 18th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome a business coach, Lori Konkler as she talks about making effort on building a brand effectively.


Episode 75 - Understanding The Value Of What You're Selling with Nami Clarke

July 11th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome a Course Launch Copywriter, Nami Clarke as she gives some tips on how to have a successful Course Launch business.

Episode 74 - How to Raise Seed Funding with Chenxi Wang

July 4th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the Founder and GP. of Rain Capital, Chenxi Wang as she shares some backgrounds about start-up businesses.


Episode 73 - Digital Marketing Strategy: Just What The Doctor Ordered with Mick Smith

June 27th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome a digital marketer, Mick Smith as he talks about the importance of Digital Marketing.


Episode 72 – Market Research from Coca Cola's Playbook with Paige Arnof-Fenn

June 20th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome former Coca Cola executive and marketing influencer, Paige Arnof-Fenn as she shares her playbook on brand …

Episode 71 – The All Star Business Ops Episode - featuring our Legal and Financial Expert Guests

June 13th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we revisit some of the best legal and financial suggestions that our guests have given.

Jamie Barlett
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Episode 70 – The All Star Marketing Episode, featuring our Marketing Expert Guests

May 30th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we revisit some of the best advice that our guests have given about how to market your business. 

Hannah Pobar 

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Episode 69: The All Star Sales Leadership Episode, featuring the best of our Sales Leadership guests

May 23rd, 2022


In this week’s episode, we'll be going back and revisiting some of the best advice that our guests have given in the area of sales and sales …

Episode 68 - How To Scale Your Startup When You're Not Allowed to Advertise! with Juliana Whitney

May 16th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome President at Cann Strategy & Co-Founder at, Juliana Whitney as she shares about overcoming …

Episode 67 - Payments Processing - How to avoid it crippling your business with Jamie Barlett

May 9th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the President and CEO of Polypay, Jamie Barlett as she talks about important factors in keeping customers in a …

Episode 66 - How to Build a Sales Leadership Career with Mark Strutner

May 2nd, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the VP Global Sales of Skyline ATS, Mark Strutner as he shares some insights about establishing a team. 


Episode 65 - Everything You Wanted To Know About Sales But Were Too Afraid To Ask! with Aaron Ansari

April 25th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the Chief Revenue Officer of RangeForce, Aaron Ansari as we discuss the core principles of sales. 


Episode 64 - How To X-Ray Your Business Using Analytics with Phil Hughes

April 18th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the founder and CEO of PHH Digital, Phil Hughes as he talks about how analytics can help you scale their …

Episode 63 - How To Save Hours Every Week With Effective Email Management With Yaro Starak

April 11th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the co-founder of, Yaro Starak as he explains how you can save time and maximize your efficiency by …

Episode 62 - How To Use Automation To Scale Your Business with Jacqui Money

April 4th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome Automation Expert, Jacqui Money as she talks about things to consider when implementing automation in your …

Episode 61 - How to develop excellence in your team, and yourself with Jeff Zigman

March 28th, 2022


The Conference Room welcomes CEO and creator of Skill Builder, Jeff Zigman as he shares some knowledge that incorporates the learning principles he gained from 20 years of martial arts into a remote learning system.


Episode 60 - How to propel your productivity with accountability - even if you are your own boss! with Gordon Jenkins

March 21st, 2022


International speaker, author, and performance coach Gordon Jenkins returned to The Conference Room to discuss techniques that even the most undisciplined or autonomous person can use to harness the power of …

Episode 59 - How To Protect Your Business From People Copying Your Brand, Content and IP with Mariam Tsaturyan

March 14th, 2022


Setting up your business without protecting your IP is like building a house on land you aren't sure you own. One day someone might take it all away from you. IP attorney Mariam Tsaturyan came into The Conference Room …

Episode 58 - How to be an Awesome Podcast Guest with Reena Watts

March 8th, 2022


Hi, Simon here with a quick message before this week's episode. On February 24, 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine, in an unprovoked and unjustified attack.  At the time I am recording this message, I personally know people …

Episode 57 - Scaling Sales Success without Using Aggressive Sales Tactics with Chandler Walker

February 28th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the Chief Growth Officer of Taylor Green Media and co-founder of Stone Age Fuel, Chandler Walker as he redefines …

Episode 56 – Are You Working For A Narcissist? with Lynn Catalano

February 21st, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome toxic workplace expert, Lynn Catalano, as she discusses workplace toxicity, narcissistic bosses, and what you can do as a leader to identify and correct a toxic environment. 


Episode 55 – How to achieve the ultimate success? with Terri Ann Richards

February 14th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome serial entrepreneur turned business coach, Terri Ann Richards, as she shares what it takes to achieve ultimate …

Episode 54 – How to Scale your Business through Franchising with Nicolene Elhadad

February 7th, 2022


In this week’s episode, franchise queen, Nicolene Elhadad shares her journey as to how she scaled her coffee shop business from one store to over 30 …

Episode 53 – How to Successfully Launch a Security Software Company from Just an Idea with Bob Kruse

January 31st, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome Bob Kruse, CEO of security automation startup RevelStoke into The Conference Room to discuss how he launched the …

Episode 52 – Eliminate Mistakes and Prioritize Your Way To Success with Tammy Johnston

January 24th, 2022


In this week’s episode, CEO and Business Startup expert Tammy Johnston came into The Conference Room and gave a masterclass on how to spot and eliminate the avoidable mistakes most businesses make and where to …

Episode 51 – From Start Up to Seed Funding to Series A and Beyond with Gordon Lawson

January 17th, 2022


In this week’s episode, we welcome the Chief Executive Officer of NetAbstraction, Inc., Gordon Lawson to discuss his approach to business growth, sales leadership, hiring, and managing people both within and outside a …

Episode 50 – Building a Brand from Bootstrap with Hannah Pobar

January 10th, 2022


In this week’s episode, 29-year-old founder and CEO of Home Studio List, Hannah Pobar talks about how she bootstrapped her multimillion-dollar …


January 3rd, 2022


In this week’s episode, if your business attracts new clients through marketing, over the last 12 months, we've had some of the most incredible experts from all facets of online and offline marketing come into the …


December 27th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we have a very special episode where we'll be looking back at the very best of 2021. We've had an unbelievable first year of the podcast and welcome some extraordinary guests. All of them have …

Episode 49 – The Importance of Systematization of Business Finances with Rocky Lalvani

December 20th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome Chief Profitability Officer, Rocky Lalvani as he shares some key strategies to optimizing your business finances. 

Episode 48 – Making Sales on Facebook Groups with Deasha Waddup

December 13th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome the CEO of Social Treats, Deasha Waddup as she talks about growing your business using Facebook groups. 


Episode 47 - How To Build Credit for your Company with Jason Oswald

December 6th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome a serial entrepreneur, Jason Oswald as he discusses business credit and how it can be improved. 


Episode 46 - Busting The Myths of Passive Income with Destini Copp

November 29th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome a marketing professor turned online entrepreneur, Dr. Destini Copp, as she discusses the keys to successfully …

Episode 45 - Consistency Hacks to become 'Ever Present' on Social Media with Justin Nassiri

November 22nd, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome CEO of and serial entrepreneur, Justin Nassiri as he shares some awesome content hacks. 


Episode 44 - The Devil's In the Data with Kristi Mitchell

November 15th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome Marketing Strategist, Kristi Mitchell to talk about how data can inform your marketing activity. 


Episode 43 - "Did You Order the Code Red?": A Few Good Marketing Tips! with Vince Warnock

November 8th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome Business and Marketing Strategist, Vince Warnock as he shares some valuable insights into marketing for scaling …

Episode 42 - How to Finance Your Business When the Bank Says No with Michael Yasny

November 1st, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome an alternative finance expert, Michael Yasny as he explains the available options to utilize when growing or …

Episode 41 - How to use Lead Magnets to Skyrocket your Sales Funnels! with Kylie Lang

October 25th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome Sales Funnel Strategist and pioneer of the 'Fab Factor', Kylie Lang as she talks about building a sustainable online business that generates income. 


Episode 40 - Public Speaking: How to Wow Your Audience Live (or on Facebook Live!) with Melanie Wood

October 18th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome an international communication and leadership speaker, Melanie Woods as she shares about dealing with the …

Episode 39 - Sales Automation - How Not To Leave Money On The Table! with Ely Delaney

October 11th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome co-founder of purple Knight marketing, Ely Delaney as he talks about discovering the tools, technology, and …

Episode 38 – A Time to Automate, A Time To Delegate with Patty Rogers

October 4th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome the founder and CEO of B2B digital assistance, Patty Rogers as she shares more about automation, delegation, and …

Episode 37 – How to Launch Your Own Award-Winning Podcast with Paige Killian

September 27th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome a professional organizer, speaker, and podcaster Paige Killian as she shares her journey on starting a podcast.

Episode 36 – How an Engaged Workforce Can Scale Your Business with Heather Polivka

September 20th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome the founder and CEO of HeatherP Solutions, Heather Polivka as she shares some ideas on how to make your business a …

Episode 35 – Get Organized! Chaos Costs Money! with Paige Killian

September 13th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome a professional organizer, speaker, and podcaster Paige Killian as she talks about understanding the three philosophies and how they can be applied both to the personal and the …

Episode 34 – Get Your Book Published! with Joanne Grant

September 6th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome editorial coach Joanne Grant as she brings inspiration and motivates writers to achieve their goals.


Getting someone like a gatekeeper can help your …

Episode 33 – The Tool You Need To Live Your Passion with Dianne Caldwell

August 30th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome a passionate entrepreneur Dianne Caldwell as she shares that living your passion can have the satisfaction of living with reason and making every single day count.


Episode 32 – Career Burnout - The Warning Signs and How to Deal With It with Paige Mitchell

August 23rd, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome a career transformation and mindset coach Paige Mitchell to discuss profession satisfaction methodologies that are …

Episode 31 – Network with Purpose with Gordon Jenkins

August 16th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome executive coach Gordon Jenkins as he talks about making a real impact and difference both in their professional …

Episode 30 – How to Use Motivation and NLP to Propel Your Performance with Jay Williams

August 9th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome a coaching entrepreneur Jay Williams as he shares how to boost one’s motivation and be unstoppable in pursuit of …

Episode 29 – Business, Family, Community - How To Achieve Everything You Want In the Limited Time You Have with Christina Flach

August 2nd, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome a Celebrity Makeup Artist, Entrepreneur, CEO, Writer, Blogger, and Mother, Christina Flach as she shares her accounts of accomplishment and gives motivation to other people.


Episode 28 – What Is Strategic Branding, And Why Does Your Business Need It? with Amanda Guerassio

July 26th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome a leading design studio and brand strategy consultant Amanda Guerassio as she talks about the importance of …

Episode 27 – How to Use LinkedIn to Build Your Business with Bill McCormick

July 19th, 2021


In this week’s episode, we welcome LinkedIn and Social Selling expert Bill McCormick into The Conference Room to discuss the good, the bad, and the downright ineffective of selling on LinkedIn. In one of our most …

Episode 26 – From Problem to Startup to Exit with David Levine

July 12th, 2021


In this episode, we welcome David Levine, the founder and former CEO of Digital Bridge, an award-winning computer vision and machine learning company who shares his journey from how a conversation with his wife led to …

Episode 25 – How To Use Influencer Marketing To Accelerate Your Business Growth with Bari Mitzmann

July 5th, 2021


In this episode, we welcome social media consultant, podcast host and Influencer Bari Mitzmann to one of our most value-packed episodes. Bari shares …

Episode 24 – The Advantages of Working with a System Strategist with Amber Dancy

June 28th, 2021


In this episode, we welcome the amazing Amber Dancy, a Systems Strategist who helps business leaders maximize their efficiency by establishing repeatable processes and systems. It sounds complicated, but Amber makes it …

Episode 23 - Why Email Marketing Is Essential To Every Businesses with Bev Feldman

June 21st, 2021


In this episode, we welcome email marketing expert Bev Feldman, founder of email marketing consultancy Your Personal Tech Fairy, who explains the …

Episode 22 – How Coaching Can Help Your Business Grow With Alina Nikishina

June 14th, 2021


In this episode, we welcome Alina Nikishina,  a business coach and mentor who helps early-stage entrepreneurs get organized to discuss the impact of …

Episode 21 – Incorporating Wellness in the Workspace Environment with Courtney Johannesen

June 7th, 2021


In this episode, we welcome Courtney Johannesen, a corporate wellness provider mindset coach, and yoga teacher, as she shares the great impact of …

Episode 20 - The Importance of Digital Marketing on Businesses Nowadays with Jennifer Sargeant

May 10th, 2021


In this episode, we welcome Jennifer Sargeant, a business digital marketing expert and the creator of Freelance & Financial Freedom Blueprint to discuss how businesses of all sizes can scale their marketing through …

Episode 19 - How Estate Planning Will Protect Your Family Should The Worst Happen with Pamela Maass

May 3rd, 2021


In this episode, we welcome Pamela Maass, an Estate Planning attorney and host of the Working Mom's Podcast, as she shares how estate planning will …

Episode 18 - How Diversity Will Make a Difference to your Bottom Line with Heather Cox

April 26th, 2021


Heather Cox is the co-founder and President of Certify My Company, a leading certification consultancy that assists diverse …

Episode 17 - Leaving the Corporate World to Start My Own Brand with Lynn Power

April 19th, 2021


In this episode, we welcome back Lynn Power, an advertising agency CEO turned startup entrepreneur, as she shares how she went from the corporate world to starting her own brand from the ground up!


Episode 16 - Leveraging Alliances and Partnerships to Scale your Business with J Haleem Washington

April 12th, 2021


In this episode, commercial photographer turned motivational speaker and author J Haleem Washington shares his story and of building a business from the ground up to being an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience. He …

Episode 15 - Bootstrapping your Brand On Zero Budget with Lynn Power

April 5th, 2021


In this episode, advertising agency CEO turned startup entrepreneur Lynn Power shares her story and experiences of building global brands including Gillette, AOL and L'Oreal, and how she has applied that knowledge to …

Episode 14 - Scaling your offline marketing in an online world with Julie Seal Gaustad

March 22nd, 2021


In this episode, marketing and brand building expert Julie Seal-Gaustad shares her story and experiences from transitioning from her earlier teaching …

Episode 13 - Dealing with Disappointment is Easy - Never Have a Bad Day! with Jeffrey Holst

March 15th, 2021


In this episode, broadcaster and real estate investor Jeffrey Holst discusses overcoming adversity with a simple philosophy - never have a bad day! …

Episode 12 - Building Your Brand to Build Your Business with Marina Byezhanova

March 8th, 2021


In this episode, personal brand expert and recruiter Marina Byezhanova discusses growing up in Soviet-era Ukraine and how a move to Canada changed her life. She explains how to build a personal brand and the benefits …

Episode 11 - Making a Success of Your Exhibitions without Making an Exhibition of Yourself with Steve Lloyd

March 1st, 2021


In this episode, exhibition expert and CEO of Exhibition Mastery, Steve Lloyd, gives a masterclass on how companies can use exhibitions to build their brands and scale their lead generation, and some key mistakes to …

Episode 10 - Storytelling and the Oscars with Minna Taylor

February 22nd, 2021


Storytelling and the Oscars with Minna Taylor

In this episode, the founder and Lead Facilitator of Energize Your Voice, Minna Taylor, talks about her journey from being an actress to helping companies define their …

Episode 9 - Bootstrapping a Start-Up - I did it, and so can you! with Ray Blakney

February 15th, 2021


Ray Blakney is an award-winning Filipino-American entrepreneur who has over a decade of experience building (bootstrapping) and operating 6 and 7-figure location independent businesses. He and his …

Episode 8 - Why WFH Shouldn't Equal WTF with Maya Middlemiss

February 8th, 2021


In this episode, twenty year Work from Home veteran and author of 'Out of the Office' Maya Middlemiss reveals the strategies to successful …

Episode 7 - How I Went From Sleeping on a Yoga Mat to Building a Successful Coaching Business with Tiffany Taylor

February 1st, 2021


In this episode, world-renowned business coach Tiffany Taylor talks about how she went from sleeping on a friend's yoga mat to coaching some of the …

Episode 6 - Smashing the Glass Ceiling in a Male Dominated World with Veena Jetti

January 25th, 2021


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Smashing the Glass Ceiling in a Male-Dominated World with Veena Jetti

In this episode, the founder and CEO of Vive Funds, Veena Jetti talks about how from being a woman with immigrant parents who …

Episode 5 - From the Lobster Boat to Leading a Global Cybersecurity Sales Team, with Brian Stone

January 18th, 2021


In this episode, Chief Revenue Officer of Cymulate, Brian Stone discusses his 20+ years of senior sales and sales leadership, building and scaling …

Episode 4 - How (not) to Crash a Successful Company with Jan Cavelle

January 11th, 2021


In this episode, entrepreneur and author Jan Cavelle talks about how she started running a small business from her kitchen table and went on to build …

Episode 3 - Stop Torturing Your Audience With Powerpoint! with Suzy Dickstein

January 4th, 2021


In this episode, presentation coach, trainer, and speaker Suzy Dickstein talks about the importance of giving a riveting presentation and how to do it. She shares her journey of finding her inspiration and passion in …

Episode 2 - Hiring Great Salespeople is Easier Than You Think! With George Muldoon

December 28th, 2020


In this episode, former CRO of Bromium and current Vice President of Strategic Alliances of HYPR, George Muldoon, talks about his journey from being …

Episode 1 - Why All Your Employees Should Have an Owner Mindset - and How to Get it! - with Jonathan Baktari M.D.

December 21st, 2020


In this episode, serial entrepreneur and CEO of E7 Health and US Drug Test Centers, Jonathan Baktari, MD, shares his disruptive methodology in …

COMING SOON - The Conference Room Podcast

December 18th, 2020


New episodes of The Conference Room coming your way every Monday starting December 21, 2020!

Listen up as Simon talks to Kristy Yoder of Delegate Your Way to Success podcast about what to watch out for in these new …

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