Well with everything going on in our world, I decided to bring back my podcast show Going Beyond The Post. My show will have some of the world’s most influential keynote speakers and business experts across several industries sharing their stories, ideas, learnings, and advice on how to take brand experiences and personal life journeys to new levels.


Simply, because there are so many inspiring stories out there that need to be told. If you are a business owner, looking to start a business, or if you are responsible for technology, leadership, or marketing for a company, this is for you.

    • Entrepreneurs who are bringing communities together.
    • Businesses that learned to thrive during a crisis.
    • People and brands that inspire.
    • Learnings and best practices from those that strive daily to build something special to support families, communities, and beyond.


If you would like to be a guest on my show please click below.


My line-up of AMAZING friends/guests :)


Going Beyond The Post Audience Engagement

Going Beyond The Post is a space to have conversations. During my show, I give audience members an opportunity to ask questions during the 30-minute live quest episode. I like how it brings everyone together into the conversation and creates a stronger bond. 



Neal Petersen guest on Going Beyond The Post


Keynote speaker, TEDx, Author

In these challenging times of uncertainty & insecurity, many feel like solo sailors grasping for survival. Neal Petersen provides validity for direct correlations between perseverance & determination to achieve any goal.

Neal has completed two amazing journeys: a single-handed yacht race around the world, 27,000 miles, 9 months at sea, around notorious Cape Horn, alone, in the smallest yacht he designed & built himself. And an even more arduous trip of overcoming racial prejudice during the Apartheid era in South Africa, poverty & a childhood physical disability, just to make it to the start line!

Award-winning author of Journey of a Hope Merchant & subject of a PBS documentary, Neal empowers audiences, by example, on how to navigate forward, deal with constant wind shifts, sudden storms, conquer fear, isolation, while dealing with an ever present changing world? Neal takes audiences on a captivating personal journey around the world, and shows – by example – that you can achieve your goals by turning set-backs and barriers into opportunities, with the right attitude.
When Helsinn, a global pharmaceutical company launched a new drug & were in the midst of major changes, they needed a keynote speaker who could weave their messaging of “Making Waves” within a brilliantly told story. That choice was Neal Petersen. PNC Bank needed their senior team motivated to navigate a growing future as their organization expands in spite of banking reform. They turned to Neal’s leadership experiences of life & death choices he made on the high seas.


Visit: www.nealpetersen.com and www.no-barriers.com



VP Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot; Editor at chiefmartec.com; Program Chair of MarTech

I wear two hats in the marketing industry.

I am a software product leader, currently serving as VP Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, where I direct the company’s platform strategy and lead business programs for its technology partner ecosystem. Before that, I was the co-founder and CTO of ion interactive, a SaaS company that pioneered interactive content for global enterprises (Cisco, Dell, DHL, General Mills, Microsoft, etc.) and was acquired by ScribbleLive in 2017.

Since 2008, I’ve also run the Chief Marketing Technologist blog, chiefmartec.com, with over 40,000 readers, analyzing topics at the intersection of marketing, technology, and management. I created the Marketing Technology Landscape, charting the growth of the marketing technology industry from a few hundred vendors to over 5,000. In 2014, I launched the MarTech conference, where I serve as the event’s program chair.

I am the author of “Hacking Marketing,” published by Wiley in 2016, and co-author of the article “The Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist” published in Harvard Business Review in 2014. I am a frequent keynote speaker at conferences around the world on topics of marketing technology and agile marketing. 


Visit: HubSpot and Chief Martec Blog


Dave Kerpen, Going Beyond The Post


Serial Entrepreneur, NY Times Best-Selling Author, Global Keynote Speaker

I’m a father of 3 amazing children, Charlotte and Kate, and Seth, the husband to an amazing business partner, Carrie Kerpen, and friend to many. I’m a serial entrepreneur (on company #4), bestselling author (4 books for far), and speaker. I’ve been writing here on LinkedIn for 6 years, so I’ve amassed a pretty incredible community of 680,000+ people. Welcome to the “family”!

In my day job, I’m the co-founder and co-CEO of Apprentice, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with bright, hard-working college students, the Chairman of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, and the chairman and co-founder of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and content marketing agency for big brands.

As one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 10 up and coming leaders, I have been featured on the Today Show, CNBC’s “On the Money”, BBC, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, the New York Times, and countless blogs. I have also keynoted at dozens of conferences across the globe including Singapore, Athens, Dubai, San Francisco, Cologne, Toronto, Bangkok, and Mexico City.

My 1st book was a NY Times bestseller – Likeable Social Media (Now in its 3rd edition). I followed up with 2 more books, Likeable Business & Likeable Leadership. My newest book, The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want, is now out.


Visit: Likeable Media and DaveKerpen.com




Photofy CMO and various Advisory Boards… Speaker / Author / Provocateur

Ted is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Author, Speaker, Provocateur… Photofy CMO and sits on various Advisory Boards. In March 2009 he started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship™, hashtag #RonR…. a concept he believes is the cornerstone for building an engaged multi-million member database and engaged community, many of whom are vocal advocates for the brand.

Ted built these for e.l.f. Cosmetics as the Chief Marketing Officer between 2008 and 2010, OpenSky where Ted was Chief Social Marketing Officer until the end of April 2011, and for Collective Bias (whose Advisory Board he joined in January 2011) where Ted became Chief Social Marketing Officer, and an equity partner, May 1st, 2011.

Ted worked closely with Collective Bias since it was founded by John Andrews who Ted met through the blogging community when he was leading Emerging Media at Walmart. Ted left his position as Chief Social Marketing Officer of Collective Bias on August 31, 2013. He remained a principal shareholder until the November 2016 seven-figure acquisition by Inmar


Visit: TedRubin.com


Going Beyond The Post with Yu-kai Chou


Gamification Designer & International Keynote Speaker (Octalysis Group)

Yu-kai Chou is an Author and International Keynote Speaker on Gamification and Behavioral Design. He is the Original Creator of the Octalysis Framework, and the author of Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. He is currently President of The Octalysis Group and the Founder of Octalysis Prime, a Gamified Mentorship Platform. Yu-kai has been a regular speaker/lecturer on gamification and motivation worldwide, including at organizations like Google, Stanford University, LEGO, Tesla, TEDx, Boston Consulting Group, Turkish Airline, Huawei, the governments of UK, Singapore, South Korea, Kingdom of Bahrain, and many more. His work has empowered over 1 Billion users’ experiences across the world.

Yu-kai was one of the earliest pioneers in Gamification, starting his work in the industry in 2003. In 2015, Yu-kai was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE, and was also awarded the “Gamification Guru of the Year” Award in 2014, 2015 and 2017 by the World Gamification Congress and the Gamification Europe Conference. He has helped a variety of companies, from seed stage startups to Fortune 500 companies such as LEGO, Uber, Volkswagen/Porsche, Sberbank, eBay, Fidelity Investments, AIG Japan, Verizon, and more. His work has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, The World Journal, PBS, NBC, and many more.


Visit: Octalysis Group and Yu-Kai Chou



Founder @ GrowthX & GrowthX Academy | Entrepreneur | VC | Ecosystem Builder | #2 Sale Influencer | HuffPo Contributor | Global Keynote Speaker

Sean is a serial entrepreneur VC and co-founder of GrowthX and GrowthX Academy, with three successful exits, who has successfully grown dozens of early-stage companies across a wide variety of products and markets. He was recently named the #2 Online Sales Influencer and contributor at The Huffington Post. He’s now committed to working with countries, companies, entrepreneurs, and those who want to work with them on building startup ecosystems and developing the next generation of leaders for the innovation economy.


Visit: www.growthx.com and www.gxacademy.com


Melanie Spring Going Beyond The Post


Speaker Trainer, Brand Storyteller & International Keynote Speaker


Melanie Spring is a brand storyteller, international keynote speaker, and speaker trainer with a drive to make sure you become unforgettable.

Melanie is one of those people who can walk into a room and light it up. She’ll make you want to be her best friend, yet when she gets to know enough of your story, she’ll find the perfect way to push you outside of your box.

Her personal brand is Approachable Badass and when you meet her, you’ll know why it fits her so well. She even got out of her own box when she went on a 7,000-mile road trip collecting stories on how companies lived their brand. The Live Your Brand Tour was published in Entrepreneur Magazine, where she earned her title as a veteran brand strategist.


Visit: melaniespring.com

Going Beyond The Post_ Karen McGregor


Founder & CEO, Speaker Success Formula, International Keynote Speaker, and Trainer in Leadership and Influence

Karen McGregor is a leadership and influence expert, international keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of several books, her latest being The Tao of Influence: Creating Lasting Change for a Better World (soon to be released).

Karen helps business professionals and entrepreneurs to harmoniously master and merge daily action with profound inner growth to have the greatest impact and influence. She built her own multiple 6-figure company 7 years ago from the ground up as a single mom; through her own challenging journey, Karen shares how to access deep inner wisdom and harmony (in an often chaotic, demanding and ever-changing environment) while getting extraordinary results professionally and personally. She has presented to hundreds of thousands of people in a variety of industries and is respected as a speaker who inspires audiences to take action.

As a 2018 TEDx speaker with over one million views and an international speaker sharing the stage with Tony Robbins, John Gray, Deepak Chopra, and others, Karen knows how to inspire leaders to become influential modern-day mystics in the boardroom, in their communities, and on the global stage.

Visit: karenmcgregor.com


Going Beyond The Post_ Eileen Scully1


Author. International Keynote and TEDx Speaker. Founder, The Rising Tides – Making the Workplace Better for Women

Eileen Scully is the Founder and CEO of The Rising Tides, which works to make the workplace better for women.

She is an international speaker and has shared her message with thousands of people, in audiences all over the world.

Her first book, “In the Company of Men: How Women Can Succeed in a World Built Without Them,” was published in September of 2019.

She is a SheSource expert with the Women’s Media Center, and has been interviewed by Forbes, Fast Company, the Boston Globe, Standard and Poor’s Global Market Intelligence, Thrive Global, Psychology Today, and Inc., as well as several other publications and podcasts.

In June of 2016, she was invited by the Obama White House to participate in the United State of Women, one of five thousand global advocates for women and girls.

In April of 2017, she spoke at the first-ever Diversity in Marketing and Advertising Summit in London, the only event of it’s kind focused on fostering greater diversity and inclusion in the industry.

In August of 2018, she spoke at the first Women In Engineering conference sponsored by the Global Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Tunisia.

In September of 2018, she delivered her first TED talk at the TEDx conference in Sfax, Tunisia.

In November of 2018, The Rising Tides launched the Leadership Diversity Index, the first comprehensive measurement of the representation of women and people of color on corporate boards of directors and executive leadership teams.

In December of 2018, Eileen was named to Irish America Magazine’s 2018 Business 100 list, the second consecutive year she received this prestigious and deeply meaningful honor.

She is available for speaking engagements, in-depth assessments, executive consulting, workshop delivery, and client events.

Visit: www.TheRisingTides.com


International Keynote Speaker, Founder of H2H Movement, Performance Business Coach, CEO at H2H™ Companies

Proud father of H2H: Human-to-Human. I’m an international keynote speaker, a bestselling author, global TED speaker, and strategist consulting Fortune 500 clients such as Harvard, IBM, Cisco, TED, Mastercard, Dell, NASA, NFL, Pitney Bowes and many more on humanizing business through new advances in marketing and social media.

My focus, fun, and passion are around humanizing marketing and leadership. Prior to speaking, my marketing agency had consistent growth over the last 18 years, making it one of the fastest-growing private companies in Silicon Valley by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.

My book “There’s No B2B or B2C: It’s H2H, Human-to-Human rose to become a global best selling book followed by my second book Shareology, making the USA Today’s Top 150 Book List the week of its release.


Visit: www.bryankramer.com



Founder & CEO of Experience Advertising, B2C and B2B Digital Marketing Expert

Evan Weber has been involved in the Internet industry for more than 20 years. He got my start selling on eBay, through e-commerce websites, and through a free auction website that he founded in 1997. His next major career leap was joining DentalPlans.com in 2002 and becoming their Marketing Director and part-owner. After successfully growing their company into a large, profitable Internet company, Evan left in 2007 to pursue other projects.

He launched a successful digital agency in 2007, Experience Advertising, and has worked with more than 300 Internet-based e-commerce companies on various aspects of their online marketing and social media strategies. Some of the digital marketing channels that his company manage for clients may include any combination of the following channels: affiliate marketing, social media, Facebook advertising, content marketing, website conversion optimization, paid search (SEM), shopping channels, SEO, online PR, customer referrals, Influencer marketing, email marketing, graphic design, sweepstakes, and more.


Visit: www.experienceadvertising.com





CEO, co-founder Label Analytics and Invited Lecturer – Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University

If you want to learn more about Label Analytics as well as how wine label testing works then this is the place for you to find answers. Label Analytics Predictive Saleability ResearchSM helps retailers and wineries detect underperforming labels before they sink sales.


Visit: www.LabelAnalytics.com



Chief Executive Officer at Palmia Corporation

Successful at marketing and building high-performance executive teams and leading sophisticated platforms and service organizations with market penetration. A strategic visionary with a clear sense of purpose and urgency when faced with diverse situational challenges during periods of both declining sales and rapid growth. Skilled at establishing operational excellence within culturally diverse environments, translating conceptual models into specific growth strategies, and planning/executing multi-faceted global business development campaigns designed to improve market share, gross revenue, and EBITDA.


Visit: www.palmiabeer.com


Partner – Professional Services Verizon Focused on sales, operational excellence and the art of the possible

15+ years of industry software sales, services, and leadership experience. Deep focus on aligning client vision for growth through team collaboration, design thinking, and the art of the possible. Responsible for individual contribution & management of sales, professional services, technical and executive management teams delivering systems of record & engagement projects both on-prem and SaaS, ensuring best holistic practices including network performance and information security. Consistently recognized for operational excellence in sales performance and client satisfaction.


Visit: verizon.com


Admiral at HMS Beagle, New book: Built to Suck, Keynote Speaker, Thought Leader, Advisor, Rabble-Rouser, Trouble-Maker

Joseph Jaffe is a multiple-author, serial entrepreneur and one of the most sought-after consultants, speakers and thought leaders on marketing, innovation, and change.

Joseph is Admiral at the HMS Beagle (www.thehmsbeagle.com), a strategic consultancy that helps its clients navigate the journey from survival to thrival AKA growth. HMSB is Jaffe’s third startup venture, after Evol8tion (pronounced Evolution) and crayon.

He was worked with the likes of Pearson, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Purina, Steelcase, Colgate-Palmolive, Mondelez International, Keurig Doctor Pepper, and many more.

Jaffe has written 5 books including Life After The 30-Second Spot, Join the Conversation, Flip the Funnel, and Z.E.R.O. His latest book is “Built to Suck: The Inevitable Demise of the Corporation…and How to Save It?” (March 2019.) Visit www.builttosuck.com to find out how you can suck less.

In 2019, he joined West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media as an online instructor in the Integrated Marketing Communications graduate program, where he wrote and lectures on brand evolution strategy.

Joseph’s impassioned, straight-shooting and honest perspectives have found their way to every major media outlet, including CBS Evening News, ABC World News, Bloomberg, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Newsweek, Business Week, Ad Age, Adweek, and the list continues.


Visit: Joseph Jaffe


29 Years Experience: #DigitalMarketingRecruiter • #EcommerceRecruiter • #MarketingRecruiter • #CRM Recruiter • Author

★Where a Trusted Name & Established Reputation Opens Doors to Exceptional Talent★

Join my LinkedIn Group for my latest opportunities: Digital Commerce and Multichannel Marketing Careers

Send resume to resumes@bernhart.com

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►As seen in AdAge, Bloomberg, Internet Retailer, DigitalCommerce360, Forrester, MarketingProfs, AMA, CMO Council, DMA, B2B Next, Seeking Alpha, Target Marketing, many more

►29 years solo recruiting experience, more than 690 placements. 96K Followers/Group Members/Connections

►I literally “wrote the book”​ on recruitment in ecommerce and digital marketing: “Careers in Ecommerce and Digital Marketing”​

★ 100+ LinkedIn postings on hiring best practices in digital commerce


“Jerry has gone well beyond simply finding candidates with relevant skill sets. Jerry worked to gain an in-depth understanding of our business, our culture and our goals. He worked even harder to find candidates that fit our business and organizational needs”
-Bernie Sensale, CEO Fortunoff

“Jerry is a MUST follow on LinkedIn”


Visit: bernhart.com



Going Beyond The Post with Charlyn Fitzgerald


International Keynote Speaker, at Joie de Vivre LLC Master Life Coach, Recovering LinkedIn Expert

As a catalyst to joy, I’ve got your back, to reach your victory line! By going the last distance you claim your full potential.

I specialize in helping people with the audacity of an immigrant that wants to have their perfect life by becoming a successful, wealthy, spiritual entrepreneur. I bring 30+ YEARS as the CEO of multi-million dollar companies and the experience and vision to apply it to your business. SoulCEO, means I do everything with a Spirit/God based business and coaching.

It boils down to what results you want, it’s all about YOU. Then putting together a customized training or speaking program to obtain the results YOU want.


Visit: Charlyn Fitzgerald


Going Beyond The Post_ Aaron Hairston


International Keynote speaker | Seminar Leader | Online Fitness Coach | L.I.O.N | Entrepreneur

After a professional football career-ending injury, I went into my back up plan as a computer engineer and started my journey in the corporate world. Although I was very successful with technology, I was feeling unfulfilled. I decided to seek out ways to better serve the world and provide value in people’s lives. In 2011, I was introduced to Network Marketing and Partnered with Isagenix. Although I was skeptical, I love the products the company was offering. I wanted to look and feel my best while helping others do the same. During my journey I happily released 16% body fat and have the best health I’ve ever had. I’ve won multiple all-natural bodybuilding championships as a product of the product which has awarded me the opportunity to lead by example. As a result of making a decision to become my best and serve others, I have successfully transformed my life, created the ability to serve others in their transformations, and have my time present with my family!






Intense, boisterous, imaginative. I am an innovative force across the companies I have the privilege of helping. As a creative brand strategist, I help companies develop leading brands using my tech experience combined with my brand strategy, consumer behavior, and creative skills so they become the leaders the world needs. My clients appreciate my creativity, positivity, strategic, results-obsessed, and solution-minded approach.

I have been told many times that I am an astute and visionary thinker so I guess my 25 years of leadership experience focused on challenging conventional thinking is paying off. I am an author, speaker, host of Going Beyond The Post podcast, and a creative brand strategist.

As a leader, a parent, and a community member, I try to demonstrate how I can make a difference with the seemingly “little” decisions I make every day. I believe my approach snowballs into a spirit of greatness. I strive daily to be a model of courage and commitment.

I truly believe that our mind is a powerful thing, and our thoughts have the ability to affect our performance in every area of life. In fact, our life cannot go forward if our mind is going backward!





Going Beyond The POST is the connected conversation driven by brand experiences. Your brand experience is your handshake moment, but that doesn’t make someone your friend or customer. If you want your brand to continue to reach your intended audience in this “move at the speed of now” age, the marketing focus needs to be on building relationships, and your metrics and brand experience need to start Going Beyond The POST.

“Build it (or post it) and they will come” is not accurate anymore.

Going Beyond The POST delights your customers and helps you sell more products and services, with hyper‐relevant content, recommendations, and more. When you start taking marketing seriously and start making your content personal by adjusting it based on what you know about your customers you’ll start having deeper conversations, and give your customers what they want by learning exactly what they do (and don’t do).

Going Beyond The POST truly takes your brand experience to a new level. It’s the “hold on to me, inspirational love” that your intended audience wants and will give once you start to make them happy, or more comfortable, or more secure. You make their day easier, you make tedious tasks more efficient, or you provide nothing more than
something that results in the consumer’s laugh.

Not to worry! I am Going Beyond The POST and taking you with me.

Join the Mark Allan Powers experience!


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